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"I'm half-and-half. Me dad's a Muggle. Mom didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married. Bit of a nasty shock for him."

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Katya follows:
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  • to get some fucking sleep
  • to get some fucking sleep
  • to get some fucking sleep
  • to read and write and dream
  • and to maybe fucking study
jun 22 2013 ∞
jun 22 2013 +
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  • as a get out of jail free card
  • be noticed by the right people
  • cheat on a test
  • during travel for expediency and security
  • find lost treasures
  • for the sake of science
  • get fantastic discounts on shopping trips
  • land a great job
  • make a lot of quick cash
  • steal a boyfriend
jun 27 2013 ∞
jul 2 2013 +
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  • I am as good at following instructions as I am at giving them.
  • I have a lot of experience babysitting, so I should have little trouble watching the younger students when bad weather keeps them indoors over break times.
  • I have made great contributions to several decorating committees over the years and love planning events (and would thus do splendidly at preparing the castle for Christmas).
  • I have proven well equipped to handle responsibilities as a student leader.
  • I work well under odd hours (which is necessary for patrolling the hallways to ensure that students are not breaking curfew).
  • I would love to be the first to show new students to their dormitories on their first day and see the "oohs" and "aahs".
  • I would not abuse the beautiful bathroom ...
aug 4 2011 ∞
jun 22 2012 +
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  • "Gallopin' Gorgons" - play on "galopin' gals."
  • "Cat among the pixies" - play on "cat among the pigeons," meaning to do something to cause a lot of people bother or worry.
  • "Wasn't room to swing a Kneazle" - play on "no room to swing a cat", meaning it is very cramped.
  • "Fell off the back of a broom" - synonymous with "fell off the back of a truck," meaning stolen merchandise.
  • "Galloping gargoyles" - used to express outraged shock.
  • "Get off his high hippogriff" - synonymous with "get off his high horse," meaning to stop being conceited.
  • "Hanged for a dragon as an egg" - synonymous with "hanged for a sheep as a lamb;" if one is to be punished for committing minor offence anyway, one may as well go ahead with something even worse if it gets the job done better.
  • "Hold your hippogriffs" - synonymous with "hold your horses;" a request to wait for an explanation.
  • "It's no good crying over spilt potion" - synonymous with "it's no good crying over spilt milk," meaning it is no use worrying about unfortunate events which have...
aug 7 2012 ∞
may 25 2013 +
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i'm a gryffindor because:

  • I am addicted to helping others
  • I want everyone to like me
  • I'm mayrter
  • I'm a show off and a know-it-all
  • I'm impulsive and reckless
  • I'm more clever than smart

i'm a slytherin because:

  • I always want to be the best
  • I am always looking for the easy way out
  • I have a highly-developed sense of self-preservation
  • I'm a great liar
  • I'm manipulative
  • I'm more cunning than I am wise
nov 30 2011 ∞
jun 22 2012 +
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  • Achievements in Charming Charms (a spell book)
  • Advanced Potion-Making by Libatius Borage
  • Advanced Rune Translation
  • Ancient Runes Made Easy
  • An Anthology of Eighteenth Century Charms
  • An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe
  • Armando Dippet: Master or Moron? by Rita Skeeter
  • Asiatic Anti-Venoms Potions Medical
  • Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed curses (a charms spell book)
  • The Beaters' Bible by Brutus Scrimgeour
  • Beating the Bludgers: A Study of Defensive Strategies in Quidditch by Kennilworthy Whisp
  • A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
  • Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires by Eldred Worple
  • Break With a Banshee by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Broken Balls: When Fortunes Turn Foul
  • Charm Your Own Cheese by Gerda Catchlove (a cookbook)
aug 2 2011 ∞
aug 2 2011 +
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"Ah, music! A magic far beyond all we do here!"

jun 22 2013 ∞
jul 3 2013 +
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there are many, many things that regularly confuse the glorious writers of the fandom, and among them are these.

  • parseltounge vs. parselmouth
    • if you are a parselmouth, then you can speak parseltounge.
  • occlumency vs. legilimency
    • an occlumens employs occlumency to occlude their mind (shield and protect it). it is an introverted and primarily defensive technique. its opposite is legilimency, an offensive technique used to force yourself into the mind of others to some end (usually to "read" their mind). one cannot use the the spell "legilimens" to defend ones mind nor can they occlude themselves into someone else's mind (though special cases where two minds are "linked" could prove a theoretical exception).
  • pepper-up potion vs. invigoration draught...
jun 22 2013 ∞
jun 27 2013 +
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  • my wand:
    • willow, 9"
    • phoenix feather core
    • ideal for charm work
  • my pet:
  • my house would either be:
    • gryffindor (because I'm bold)
    • ravenclaw (because I'm brilliant)
  • my quidditch position
    • beater
  • my elective classes include:
    • muggle studies
    • ancient runes
    • extra charms and DADA
  • my future profession:
aug 3 2011 ∞
jun 22 2012 +
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  • being home alone on a sunlit afternoon
  • a dress that fits just right
  • faded photographs
  • feather quills
  • finding friends you didn't know you needed
  • first kisses
  • fresh strawberries
  • handwritten letters
  • late night swims
  • lukewarm tea
  • moonshone walks
  • new found obsessions
  • sighs that lay hidden between the pages of a good book
  • the stardust we're made of
  • the tardis
  • things half remembered
  • the throes of childhood
  • wanderlust
aug 4 2011 ∞
aug 4 2011 +
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uniform: first-year students will require

  • three sets of plain work robes (black)
  • one plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
  • one pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
  • one winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)
    • please note that all pupil's clothes should carry name tags.

course books: all students should have a copy of each of the following

  • the standard book of spells (grade 1), miranda goshawk
  • a history of magic, bathilda bagshot
  • magical theory, adalbert waffling
  • a beginner's guide to transfiguration, emeric switch
  • one thousand magical herbs and fungi, phyllida spore
  • magical drafts and potions, arsenius jigger
  • fantastic beasts and where to find them, newt scamander
aug 2 2011 ∞
aug 2 2011 +
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magical candy and sweets:

  • acid pops (burn a hole right through your tongue)
  • blood-flavored lollipops (for vampires, presumably)
  • canary cream (taste like ordinary custard creams but transfigure the eater into a huge canary)
  • chocoballs (full of strawberry mousse and clotted cream)
  • chocolate frogs (come with a collectable card of a famous witch or wizard in each pack)
  • cockroach clusters (real cockroaches in them, apparently)
  • drooble's best blowing gum (fill the room with bluebell-colored bubbles that refuse to pop for days)
  • edible dark marks (they'll make anyone sick!)
  • exploding bon-bons
aug 6 2011 ∞
aug 6 2011 +
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Twenty-five potions well worth knowing by heart.

  • Ageing Potion
    • ages the drinker to various ages, depending on the amount taken.
  • Amortentia
    • the world's strongest love potion does not create real love, as it is impossible to manufacture or imitate love, just powerful obsession.
  • Blood-Replenishing Potion
    • regenerates lost blood.
  • Bruise-Healing Paste
    • a thick yellow paste used to heal bruises.
  • Burn-Healing Paste
jun 26 2013 ∞
jun 27 2013 +
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Inspired by reading the philosiphor's stone while listening to Charlie Mcdonnell's song Doctor What.

  • He lives for ages: Flamel is "the only known maker of the Philosopher's Stone" producing "the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal."
  • People keep seeing him all throughout history.
  • He doesn't want to die: As Dumbledore said before Flamel gave turned over the stone, "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure," and while the Doctor's mind is many things, it is not organized.
  • "If you look through time then you will find so many artefacts have been signed with clues, all pointing his way." In fact, "You can find his legacy sketched throughout, though the history books always tend to leave him out."
  • He's a lover of the arts: literature, paintings, and music alike as is evident from the people he visits.
aug 3 2011 ∞
feb 12 2012 +
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should my soul split, you'd find it:

  • between the pages of an old, well-worn copy of alice in wonderland
  • in the green eyes of a fair-haired porclien doll
  • in the belly of an inconspicuous, upright piano crouching in the foyer
  • on every key of an old-timey, manual typewriter
  • woven into a red, silk ribbon used to tie back one's hair or dress
  • nestled in the middle a slight and extremely delicate, gold ring
  • within you; i already gave you the biggest piece of my soul
nov 30 2011 ∞
jun 22 2012 +
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The price of first year can be estimated starting with a price of £25,800 for general tuition, then there's...

  • three sets of plain robes, £300
  • one plain pointed hat, £20
  • one pair of protective gloves, £76
  • one winter cloak (black, silver fastenings), £51
  • one wand, £100
  • one cauldron (pewter, standard size 2), £23
  • one set of glass or crystal phials, £8
  • one telescope, £108
  • one set of brass scales, £8
  • seven text books, £322

The total cost for the first year at Hogwarts comes out to £26,816 or $43,720 (as of 01 Aug 2011), not considering the cost of pets, scarves, uniforms, ink, parchment, and other incidentals that every student invariably faces. Nor does this anal...

aug 2 2011 ∞
aug 3 2011 +
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core curriculum:

  • astronomy
  • charms
  • defense against the dark arts
  • flying
  • herbology
  • history of magic
  • potions
  • transfiguration

electives for upper levels:

  • apparition (sixth year only)
  • arithmancy
  • care of magical creatures
  • divination
  • muggle studies
  • study of ancient runes

extra-curriculars:

  • ancient studies
  • art
aug 2 2011 ∞
jul 17 2012 +
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the classes required of first year are:

  • astronomy
  • charms
  • defense against the dark arts
  • flying
  • herbology
  • history of magic
  • potions
  • transfiguration
aug 5 2011 ∞
jul 17 2012 +