Quidditch Round 2

June 19, 2008 at 10:24 am (HSKS5)

Well, it’s that time again.   Here’s my answers!  (And I’m sorry about the lack of posting, life is even crazier now)

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?

b. Professor Umbridge

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?

c. Magnolia Crescent

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?

c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonagall’s class when Umbridge is doing her inspection?

d. The Vanishing Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?

Answer: ____Dobby____

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?

c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.

a. Yes

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?

d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?

Answer: ___16_____ (Number)

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?

b. 8

Picture Scavenger

Post these pictures to your blog. They must either be posted or linked to from your blog in order to receive points.

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks/Remus Lupin

I’m going for a twofer here, because I LOVED this picture:

Tonks and Lupin


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Pop Quiz!

June 5, 2008 at 3:54 pm (HSKS5)

Wow… I actually had to do a little research, as for some reason I forgot to add a few of my housemates to my google reader.  Whoops.  Rectified now!

1. Which Ravenclaw does not like games?

Miranda Moonstone

2. Who is taking a course in Remedial Magical Symphony?

HEY!  That’s ME!

3. Who got 3 puncture wounds in the bottom of her foot by stepping on a hair brush?

Ophelia Hopkirk

4. Who was formerly employed by the Ministry of Magic?

Emma Diggory was… in the US.

5. Who has been enrolled in a Magic Fibres Class in order to learn to knit?

Stuart Cauldwell – I’m sure he’ll love it, even though he didn’t want to at first.

6. Whose mother is a squib?


7. Whose father is an auror?

Chrysta the Cursed

8. Whose room smells like wet wool most of the time?

Elanor Cadogan, Emma Diggory, and Chrysta the Cursed – phhhhyew!

9. What Ravenclaws spent time in the infirmary for allergies?

Our poor prefect, Wisteria Lovegoods 😦

Agatha Vablatsky as well…

And Minee seems to be on her way there right now!

Poor Eagles!  I wish they could soar above the pollen!  Me too, although this year it’s not so bad.

10. Whose wand is made of holly with a kelpie feather?

My roommate Hydrangea MacDuff!

11. Whose mother was a Ravenclaw and father was a Hufflepuff when they met at Hogwarts?

Olive Bladvak

12. Whose silencing potion backfired?

Emma Scrimgeour, Andromache Tonks, and Patonga Pinkstone’s group effort

13. Who has purple hair?

Andromache Tonks!  GO FIGURE!  😀

14. Whose son attends Hogwarts?

Emma Diggory’s son is at Hogwarts Pre-school… does that count?

Yay!  Done!  Now I can get back to working on some new beady things!  I’m so excited, they’re so pretty, and I think Wisteria’s sister Fleur will LOVE some of them!

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This is SO not surprising.

June 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm (HSKS5)

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

I would like to point out to all of you that Hermione (in this test) is an ISTJ. I know from my “real” myers-briggs that my N/S score is very near the middle. Does that mean I’m half Snape, half Hermione? That would make SO MUCH SENSE.

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REALLY checking in this time…

May 24, 2008 at 8:11 am (Dear Diary, HSKS5)

Good morning everyone! I don’t much like being up this early on a Saturday but a certain wizardling decided that 6:30 AM was plenty late to sleep and snuggling in bed with his parents was not an acceptable option. I, being the very nice person I am, decided to let my Slytherin man sleep. Selfless, I tell you!

My roommates are getting their animals soon! How exciting! Hector will definitely like other intelligent animals around – I bet he might even be able to pop his head under the water to talk to Ingrid’s Betta.

Since both my spoiler Narcissa and my roommate Ingrid asked about Remedial Magical Symphony, I thought I would share a little more about it.  I play cello now, although it had been 11 years since I played when I picked up that magical bow again – I even bought a new one for the occasion!  Mine is a carbon fiber bow rather than wood this time, but it was still infused with the heartstrings of a siren.  I have also played percussion, flute, harmonica, piano, and electric bass.

This is going to a fun term, I can tell! I really like my roommates and I can’t wait to see what kind of mischief we get into! Teehee!

And now, for my homework:

Can you keep a secret?

The headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix is at No. 12 Grimmauld Place.

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Quickie Update!

May 20, 2008 at 2:26 pm (Dear Diary, HSKS5)

Dear fellow students, housemates, and roommates,

I wanted to swing in here and post really quickly just in case the rest of the week is as crazy as the last few days.  I am working on my homework as much as I can between classes and I plan to spend some time hangin’ with my roomies soon!  Hopefully tonight!  I have a class this evening in Remedial Magical Symphony, and hopefully afterwards I won’t just collapse into bed.  Thankfully I don’t snore unless I’m sick, and I’ve already gotten my cold for the term out of the way before term even started!

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May 16, 2008 at 9:04 pm (Dear Diary, HSKS5)

Animals are important companions for witches and wizards.  Why else would first years be encouraged to bring one?  The question is, what to bring?  Supposedly cats, owls, or toads are allowed.  Well, Ron Weasley changed that when he brought a rat, so those are allowed too I guess.

Hydrangea asked a good question – what’s the best animal to bring?

Well, for me the best animal was a frog.  I’ve felt a connection to frogs ever since I was a tiny little witch.  Some people have real cat connections, especially knitters – I’m not a huge fan of them myself and know many magical knitters who are the same, but for the most part knitters are considered cat witches.  Others have an affinity toward owls.  I guess it mostly depends on how you feel about any of the animals in question.

If, however, you feel nothing toward any of the allowed animals, there is still hope!  Perhaps there is another animal you feel strongly about – maybe your parents could write Hogwarts requesting that you be allowed to bring it with you.  Perhaps there are no animals you feel strongly about.  If that is the case, consider what animal would be most practical for you to have: an owl.  Imagine never having to use school owls to send letters or packages; imagine forming a bond with your owl that only strengthens over time.

In short, to find your perfect match you need to look within yourself.  You’ll probably find a little animal in there looking for its real-life companion.

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May 10, 2008 at 4:12 pm (HSKS5)

I’ve got my spoilee!!!

I’m lucky enough this term to be paired with a first-year Ravenclaw, Luveday Tyreman.  How exciting!  I’ve already been doing a little snooping around on her magical Ravelry profile and her blog, and I’m developing some plans for her!  How exciting!

I have to admit, I’m so used to looking for book colors that finding movie colors will be a bit different for me – still, this is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!  I’m going to have to go looking for some stuff!  Ooh, how much to disclose, how much to hide?  I love the fact that I’m going to get to surprise my spoilee with some of the kit options!  Hooray!

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Another one!

May 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm (HSKS5)

Okay folks, it’s time again for another term of fun and games!


Come and join – there’s only 23 spaces left at this writing, and that means we’ll have more people than last term!  How exciting!

I’m particularly excited because this term I was allowed to use some of my new skills in web transfiguration to make the new hskswap.com site, where we can have static information and the registration portkey!  The site will be there for as long as we have this swap, and I can’t wait to see how we develop it as time goes on!

Come and join us!  It’s great fun!

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