Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ravenclaw Homework

Spell Creation: Come up with an incantation for the following situations.
1- A fellow classmate never lets you speak in a conversation. What incantation do you mutter under your breath? What happens to your classmate when you say the incantation?

Instant Chewing gun - gum magically appears in my classmate's mouth forcing htem to chew and thus be quiet

2- You’ve just entered a Muggle city in complete wizard clothing and a restroom cannot be found to change out of your outfit. What charm or spell do you say to change what you are wearing?

Muggulum transforum

3- You are riding a bicycle along on a country road and suddenly notice your tire is flat and needs air. What spell do you perform to give your tire air?

Fuffus pisceasum - creates a puffer fish that breathes air into the tire

4- You are reading a valuable and one-of-a-kind book, and, quite unusually, you’ve left your quills and parchment in the dorm. You only have your wand for assistance. Create a spell for highlighting or remembering the important pieces of text without harming the book.

Standoutus illuminatus - highlights with glowing light and the lines follow me back to my room where i can move them onto a piece of parchment

Muggle Studies: Write a small paragraph about the following objects. What are they used for? Do you have any personal experience with them?

the first item appears to be a small upside down boat of some sort. I have never really seen anythign like that. The second item is i believe a small automobile, for young muggles to learn to drive. I think the bag attached to it is for carrying parcels around. The third item is clearly an implement of tourchure, for cutting off fingers, i would guess of theves. It must be very old as i did not think muggles did this anymore. The last times looks like a plucked broom, but i know ti to be a baseball bat. Even wizards in America play that game. Though the only reason i know of this is from when i researched my famouth american relative.

Magical Clubs and Associations: Use your creativity to tell us what the following clubs/associations are based on their acronyms. Is the club/association open to all? Members only? Requirements to belong? Have some creative and clever fun with this. Elaborate as you wish!
1- The HAGS association - humans against giant slugs
2- The club of SQUEALers - Southern Quidditch under Early Antler Losers
3- The THE club - Time Hackers Elite
4- The association of FIRE and ICE - Free Irridescent Ring Eaters and International Circus Elks

Monday, February 23, 2009


I missed going on the Hogsmeade trip. There was simply too much studying to do, i could nto get away from the library. I hear folks had fun, and there was a bit of shopping and a lot of knitting. I am sorry i missed it. I will go next time, yes? :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Oh my! There were two owls waiting for me tonight. First was the lovely hat from Helena, my dueling partner, and the other was from Bevin Rae! That was unexpected. I got a lovely house-colors knitted bag and my favorite chocolate! and totally adorable little tags to go with my hand-knit items. So AWESOME!! THanks ladies!

ETA:  ok, so Bevin's was SSV.  And i didnt'get stunned by my hat!  Helena got totally stunned a few hours prior by mine!  But her hat is still wicked awesome.

Quidditch quiz 1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a.a lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Extra Credit:

Mad-Eye Moody - http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/05/entertainment_goblet_of_fire/img/3.jpg

Nymphadora Tonks - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Nymphadora_Tonks.jpg

George Weasley - http://www.mugglenet.com/images/movie4/castpagethumbs/george.jpg

The Dursley's House - http://www.londontaxitour.com/london-taxi-tour-harry-potter-tour-privet-drive-dursley-house.jpg

Kreacher - http://blogs.timesunion.com/harrypotter/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/062507_kreacher_full.jpg

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Owls and Duels

Well, i participated in my first duel. It is all up to my Owl now, he left Friday evening, we shall see how logn it takes him. I do believe Monday is some sort of owl holiday though so i am hopeing for Tuesday arrival...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I joined the dueling club. We start end of this week, yes! It was also just announced that this year, first-years can go to Hogsmeade! i am so excited, oh my goodness. And Quidditch starts next week as well. Very exciting. I can't wait.

I participated in the Valentine's day swap. I hope the recipient likes the stuff i sent!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Week 2 Homework

Ravenclaw Week 2 Assignment
1- What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you?
My Patronus is a lynx.  lithe, powerful but still cute.

2- Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name?
I brought an owl, Apollo with me.  

3- What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts?
So far, i think it is DADA :)

4- What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught?
Helping a friend.

5- What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out your nose?
Well, there was that one time that I was sittign there minding my own business, and this little kid comes up his mum and says "Mum, what's a muggle?"  really loudly. His mum was SO embarassed, and it was waaay funny

6- What yarn do you covet? Link please...

7- What is your favorite flavor... the one thing you could simply not live without? Is brand important?
Hmm... mushroom cream sauce.  Homemade

8- How many HSKS terms have you participated in?
This is my first one

9- Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? If yes, please tell us what.
My birthday is in March (the 9th) :)

10- You in 5 words.
Hmm... Clever, loyal, competent, oppinionated, hopeful

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Finally i am here!  I am very excited to finally be at Hogwarts.  I'e always liked school, of course, but this is ever so exciting.  I have read stories of magic and magical beings all my life, but to find out i can do these things?  Incredible!  Once they got over their shock, my parents admitted that they secretly believed in magic all along.  It was a bit of a shock.

I think perhaps it is all the history.  Mom never misses a chance to remind me that we are descendant of Sarah Goode.  Ugh.  Like i need that hanging over my head.  Ah well.

Anyway classes have started, and i am so excited about all the homework.  I am workingon two long-term projects right now, and a few short term ones.  Exciting!