Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Are You Ready for Some Quidditch?!?!

Alright the time has come, here are my answers to the first round of Quidditch:

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
a. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Dumbledore
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him
c. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Sirius
d. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Cornelius Fudge

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours
b. It vanishes after a few weeks
c. It's only good in Ireland
d. It enchants you and makes you forget everything else

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
a. Malfoy had said something rude about Mad-Eye
b. He was teaching him 'constant vigilance'
c. Malfoy attacked Harry when Harry's back was turned
d. He hated Malfoy's father

4. Sirius warns Harry to be careful around Karkaroff because he had been a Death Eater. Which one of the professors at Hogwarts, who also used to be a Death Eater, is frequently bothered by Karkaroff?

5. Voldemort could have used the blood from any foe to make the potion that revived him work, but he held out for Harry's blood. Why?
a. To show that Dumbledore could not protect Harry
b. To prove that Harry could not apparate
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort
d. Simply because he hated Harry that much

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
a. 76
b. 73
c. 70
d. 77
7. Amos Diggory works for?
a. The Department of Mysteries
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
c. The Goblin Liaison Office
d. The Committee of Experimental Charms
8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts?
Answer: Neville

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?
a. 30th
b. 31st
c. 1st
d. 2nd

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue
b. Maroon
c. Emerald Green
d. Claret
Picture Scavenger Hunt
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Mr. Ollivander

Mad-Eye Moody


World Cup Tournament

Dark Mark

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Today in Potions...

"Pssst...ladies...look at this!"

*Pulls out a photo of McPotions in his knickers*


"That's quite some hot stuff there."

"It's a little early for Valentine's Day isn't it?"

*More Giggling*

"Look, I think I can even make out the outline of his...."

*Cass & LD snort and burst into rounds of giggles*


"Uh oh, here he comes, quick hide the picture!"

"May I ask what is so funny that I can hear you giggling all the way from my desk?"

"Nothing Professor McPotions...I mean Professor Black." *Giggles*

"That's it, detention with me after school today. You'll be sorting flobberworms for our next class."

"Yes professor..."

"I don't think I'd mind staring at him for an hour after school"

"Its just too bad he won't be in his knickers..."


Later in Detention...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We're On the Move...

"Dobby is in the kitchen, lets go"
"Shouldn't take us too long to get down there"
"Coast is clear...Filtch and Ms. Norris are in their room, Wartbobble is in her office"
"Wait, let me cast a spell to dampen our footsteps"
"Great idea!"
"Now lets run, Filtch is stirring"
*Softly runs through the hallways to the kitchen*
"Ok, I gotta head to the Great Hall, good luck" *grins*
*Runs to the Great Hall*
"Crap, Wartbobble is on the move. Better figure out how this Patronus message works..."

The Story Continues...

House Quiz # 1

Here is my answer to the first house quiz!

*Clears her throat*

Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts.
Teach us something, please
Whether we be old and bald
Or young with scabby knees
Our heads could do with filling
With some interesting stuff
For now they're bare and full of air
Dead flies and bits of fluff
So teach us things worth knowing
Bring back what we've forgot
Just do your best, we'll do the rest
And learn until our brains all rot.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Wand Has Finally Arrived!

Wood type: Holly
Length: 11½ inches
Core: Dragon Heartstring

get your own wand!

My poor owl finally delivered my wand to me today. I guess she got stuck in a bad storm trying to make it here to Hogwarts. Her feathers were blown every which way. But the important thing is that she made it here before we got too far into classes. It would've been horrible to have to go several more days without it.

Since I got my wand, I decided to try a few spells with it. I really wanted to see a Patronus charm, and see what form mine would take. Now, generally, first years are unable to perform this spell as it is very advanced magic. But I figured if Harry could learn to do it at such a young age, I should be able to get it. It took quite a few tries, but I found the right thought and was able to cast it. And guess what it turned out to be...

Pretty cool huh? I'm still pretty proud of myself for being able to make it take a full form. The first few times it was just some fog. Now, I must run, for I'll be late to class if I don't. I did manage to squeeze in a little knitting time last night after homework. But my classes have me completely swamped...who would know that learning magic would be so much hard work!

The feast last night was great. I met quite a few other students and my spoiler was there, but unfortunately I didn't see my spoilee. We were all drooling over our new Potions and DADA professors. I had to duck out early, so I'm afraid I missed quite a bit. When I checked back in everyone had retired. I look forward to the next big gathering.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Welcome to my Stead!

Hello! I'm Lily of Flitwick and I'm a first year Gryffindor. I'm excited about getting started with classes. I'm sure I'll get through them no problem. Except for maybe DADA...the professor could be a bit of a distraction.

My first owl came on Friday night with my swap partner for HSKS4. She's a first year Ravenclaw. I was so excited that I took a trip to Diagon Alley yesterday and picked up the supplies for her bag and anticipate beginning it tonight after I finish my homework.

Speaking of which, I should get going so I can get started on that homework.