Friday, February 27, 2009

House Quiz 3

1. Harry discovers in Regulus' room that he and Regulus have something uncommon and unexpected in common. What is this, and how did he figure it out?

Harry and Regulus were both seekers. Picture of Regulus on the Quidditch team sitting in the seeker's position.

2.On three ocassions former professors can be presumed to have "visited" the trio while they are in "exhile" - which professors and which ocassions would these be?

Remus Lupin - #12 Grimmauld Place
Phineas Nigellus Black - With help of the portrait Hermoine had in her bag while in the forest
Dolores Umbridge - while undercover at the Ministry

3. How do Ron and Harry get into the Ministry?
Drink polyjuice potion. Ron "becomes" Reg Cattermole and Harry "becomes" Runcorn.

4. Who is the blond-haired boy, and why is he important?

Grindlewald, had possession of the Death's Elder Wand. Until Dumbledore defeated him.

5. How is the exception that food cannot be conjured classified?

Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration. You can not make it out of nothing.

6. Where does the trio first run into Dean Thomas?

In the woods

7. Bathilda Bagshot does not speak in front of Hermione and Ron because....

Bathilda is actually Nagini. Hermoine would not hear words only hissing while Harry would hear what she says due to his parsel tongue ability. Ron was absent.

8. Who can Harry be said to have buried in Deathly Hallows?


9. Which Horcruxes has Harry actually seen in person before the book starts?

Himself, The Resurrection Stone/Ring, Tom Riddle's Diary, Nagini

10. Who actually destroys each of the Horcruxes?
Stone of Resurrection/Ring - Albus Dumbledore
Tom Riddle's Diary - Harry Potter
Hufflepuff's Cup - Hermoine Granger
Ravenclaw's Diadem - Crabbe
Slytherin's Locket - Ron Weasley
Nagini - Neville Longbottom
Harry Potter - Voldemort

Extra credit:

Tom Riddle's grandfather inherited the stone of resurrection. Harry's father inherited the invisibility cloak. What does this imply about Tom Riddle and Harry Potter?
They are related. They come from the line of the three brothers with the gifts of death, wand, stone, and cloak.

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Trip to Hogsmeade

Since this was my first time experiencing the shoppes I decided to explore. I had a lot of fun just going from building to building seeing what was in store for me for future trips. Best knowing what to expect ;)

At Honeydukes I picked up a bit of their special fudge (it’s addictive – best to be careful). I also got some chocolate frogs; unfortunately most of the cards, I already have. L Oh well. I picked up some Sugar Quills for tougher days in class… Or when I just don’t “feel” like using my brain. And just for shits and giggles I picked up some fizzing whisbees. Who doesn’t like to levitate? ;)

Gladrags Wizardwear was awesome. They have such awesome clothing. I did pick up a few things and their recipient has been secretly determined.

I popped by the post to mail my parents a few letters.

At Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop I found some cute stationery items for a few of my friends. I hope they enjoy them.

I am looking forward to my next trip now that I am better prepared as to what I can find within Hogsmeade.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quidditch Round One

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?
  • a. The start of the new school year
  • b. The Dursleys kicking him out
  • c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban
  • 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?
  • a. Mundungus
  • b. Snape
  • c. Yaxley
  • d. Shacklebolt
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
  • b. Nymp0hadora Tonks
  • c. Hagrid
  • d. George Weasley
4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
  • a. Kingley Shaclebolt
  • b. Minerva McGonalgall
  • c. Arthur Weasley
  • 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
  • b. An otter
  • c. A doe
  • d. A stag
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?
  • a. The Leaky Cauldron
  • b. Sirius Black’s house
  • c. The Dursley’s house
  • d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’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?
  • a. By giving him clothes and his freedom
  • b. They didn’t win him over!
  • c. By giving him something to eat
  • d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket
8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
  • a. Severus Snape
  • b. Lucius Malfoy
  • c. Lord Voldemort
  • d. Dolores Umbridge
9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
  • a. Moody’s magical eye
  • b. Nymphadora’s purple hair
  • c. Hedwig’s head
  • d. George Weasley’s ear
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?
  • a. To Godric’s Hollow
  • b. To the Forbidden Forest
  • c. Back to the Burrow
  • d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup


Mad-Eye Moody

Nymphadora Tonks

George Weasley

Dursley's House


Monday, February 16, 2009

My Trip to the Owlery

These adorable little fluff balls were abandoned by their mother. They find comfort having their pseudo mom (the stuffed owl) around. They are being lovingly raised so that they can carry the post when they get older.

Don't you just want to smush them??? :)
Hedwig was there. Such a pretty owl.

These adorable owls are getting rehabbed at the moment. Unfortunately they will probably not be up to the task of any deliveries in the future. Both of them lost an eye from predators. The darker grey one also has a broken wing. They are getting good care and gaining weight that they lost do to their ailments and not being able to get prey.

Unfortunately, my owl Stig, was not in the owlery. He is out delivering my package to Hermoine Bagnold for Dueling round one. I hope he gets there swiftly and safely.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Slytherin House Quiz #2: How Well Do You Know Your Housemates?

1. Which housemate has an 11 ½ inch holly wand with a Dragon Heartstring core?
Bathilda Boomslang

2. Which housemate creates rockin’ sock patterns?
Emma Wigworthy

3. Which housemate has the hots for David Boreanez?
Cassandra Puddlemere

4. Which housemate used to be the top badger who made a habit of eating snakes?

5. Which housemate shows off her awards from HSKS6 on her blog?
Madam Ferula Finnigan

6. Which housemate makes kicka* * cookies IRL?
Esmerelda Beanswallow

7. Which housemate is a third year Slytherclaw, whatever the hell that means?
Callisto Verity

8. Which housemate wants Plymouth to make her feet happy?
Belladonna Boomslang

9. Which housemate is a knitting addict? (Ok, all of us, but one in particular.)
Lily of Flitwick

10. Which housemate loves to sing?
Diana Lockhart

11. Which housemate has issues with muggle devices?
Ginny Crookshanks

12. Which housemate likes Darth HelloKitty?
Cecily Fortescue

13. Which housemate has a member of the family with his own fan club?
Queen Frysia

14. Which housemate has never-ending PMS?
Olivia Gaunt

15. Which housemate originally comes from South New Joisey?
Penelope Caerphilly

16. Which housemate “adores” European chocolates?
Clara Clovenhoof!!! Me!!! :)

17. Which housemate has a roommate who seriously put a crimp in her communication abilities?Rowena Weasley

18. Which housemate was fortunate enough to lose her HP husband?
Lavender Diggory - Dolohov

19. Which housemate likes some Nascar dude?
Andromeda Finch -Fletchley

20. Which housemate needs a new time-turner?
Ophelia Crookshanks

Monday, February 9, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

I am so happy that I have finally gotten almost all the materials needed to spoil my spoilee. I will post more when I return home... but right now unfortunately I have to hop in the shower and rush out the door (hopefully clothed) before I head to class.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Swap Partners

If I could type this while jumping up and down, that is what I would be doing!!! I am so excited to start crafting for my spoilee. I am also super exited since I found out that both my spoiler and spoilee are both not in the US. It is really cool to chat with someone in the US and have to possibility and ease of possibly meeting them... But I find it more fascinating to meet people in places that I have never been and no little about. What can I say, I find other countries interesting.

Sssslytherin House Quiz #1

1. What are your three most favorite colors?
Black, Silver and Blue
2. What are you three least favorite colors?
Pink, Yellow and Purple
3. Your favorite candy is ___Ferro Rocher__.
I also enjoy pretty much anything as long as it is milk chocolate to dark chocolate. The extremely dark cacao, I am not a fan of.
4. Draco, Lucius, or Snape?
Can’t I have all three??? ;)
5. Do you knit, crochet, or both?
Both, though more crochet lately.
6. What type of kit did you ask for?
A sock kit. It will be my first try at making socks.
7. Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)?
Has its uses, though prefer the somewhat eco acrylic which comes from recycled bottles.
8. Who is the Slytherin Head Girl this term?
9. Name four “extras” you would love to receive in your kit.
Something from my spoiler’s region
Recipes to broaden my palate

Unique candles
10. What are your three most favorite scents?
Midsummer’s Night (Yankee Candle), Pumpkin (Bath and Body) and Mulled Wine (Illuminations)
11. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
12. Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List?
Cassandra Puddlemere
13. Do you really need more stitch markers?
I love the closing stitch markers that I can use for Crochet as well as knitting. I don’t have any round knitting stitch markers yet.
14. Dpns, circular, or straight?
Circular or straight. Have yet to experience the horror… err… I mean joy, yeah… joy of double points.
15. What yarn makes you squee?
Haven’t actually had yarn make me squee, but I do squee when I go to my beloved LYS Loopy Yarn or Nina. The stores as well as the owners rock.
16. Favorite HP Movie?
Waiting until all are released to make a decision. Which I guess will be quite awhile...
17. Favorite HP character?
Snape, Draco, Lucius
18. Who was your first choice for DADA professor?
I don’t remember but I would like to get my hands on a few of the nominees.
19. What is the Slytherin Common Room called?
The Pit
20. What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House?
Other than the fact that I would have probably been disowned if I had been sorted into any other house…