Saturday, August 30, 2008

HSS4 Slytherin Quiz #2

1. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves part of you behind, you have been what?

2. What text was used in Potions in Grade 4? Who authored the book?
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 4 by Miranda Goshawk

3. What phenomenon is produced when brother wands (twin-cores) meet?
Priori Incantatem

4. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.

5. Who did Fleur attend the Yule Ball with? Which house was he from?
Roger Davies from Ravenclaw

6. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
Fidelius Charm

7. Who cast The Dark Mark at the Quidditch World Cup? Who's wand was used?
Barty Crouch Jr. cast the Dark Mark with Harry Potter's wand

8. What creature presented a riddle in the maze?
A sphinx

9. Who gets trapped in a jar? As what?
Rita Skeeter as a beetle

10. How many spectral visions appeared from Voldemort's wand? Name them in the order they appeared.
5 spectral visions appeared from Voldemort's wand
Cedric Diggory
Frank Bryce
Bertha Jorkins
Lily Potter
James Potter

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

News from Avada

Greetings from Ravenclaw Tower!!! Yes, I know that this is my sister Andi's blog but she has allowed me a chance to pop in from time to time. She may be in Slytherin but she really is a sweet girl despite all the snarkyness. Anyway, we did have a great summer holiday. Her little boyfriend visited quite often. All he had to do was bring cheesecake and she was putty in his hands. He even bought her a brand new green headband to match the colors in her school uniform. So she has agreed to wear her hair down this term just for him. Awwww.....he is soooo sweet to her. Maybe she might mellow out this term. Well, I am off to the library. I have quite a bit of research to do before school starts again.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Arriving soon...

Sign Ups
Thursday, September 4th for returning students
Friday, September 5th for new students
Signs ups will begin at 10 p.m. PST on the days listed above.

Dates for new term:
Septermber 12th - December 5th

Monday, August 18, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

Although the term for the latest HSKS has already ended, I have still been quite busy. The yarny package that I had been waiting for arrived and I have begun the long process in deciding which socks to knit for my Gryffindor pal in the HSS4 Swap. The only bumps in the whole process is that the muggle email has not been going well. For some reason the posts I send are mysteriously vanquished. But I was able to make contact with her eventually. I have gotten some knitting done in house colors for me. Plus I have started a pair of Fawkes socks using that yummy yarn that I received from the Slytherin Head Girl for the Reducio Sock swap over at Ravelry. Not much has been happening at home. Edward has been by quite a bit and my mum was instantly charmed by him. Not many girls can resist his boyish grins. Well, that is it for now. I still need to look at sock patterns for my Gryffindor pal. Laters...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

HSS4 Slytherin Quiz #1

1. Sachrissa Tugwood is the expert of making what type of potions?
Beautifying Potions

2. Name the ingredients in a Shrinking solution.
chopped daisy roots
skinned shrivelfig
sliced caterpillar
one rat spleen
dash of leech juice

3. What are the some side effects of an Euphoria Elixir and where would you find the brewing instructions for this elixir?
Euphoria Elixir induces euphoria in the drinker with occasional side effects of excessive singing and noise-tweaking. The instructions can be found in Advanced Potion Making.

4. Name the ingredients to make Polyjuice Potion.
lacewing flies stewed 21 days
powdered bicorn horn
fluxweed picked at full moon
shredded boomslang skin
a bit of who one wants to turn into

5. If you needed to think more clearly what potion would you use and what ingredients would you need?
Wit-Sharpening Potion
ingredients: ground scarab beetle, cut up ginger root, armadillo bile

6. What is murlap essence and it's use?
Murlap essence is a solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles, yellow in color. It soothes and heals cuts and other wounds.

7. Deflating Draught is an antidote for what?
the Swelling Solution

8. Who invented the Wolfbane Potion?
Marcus Belby's uncle Damocles, who received the Order of Merlin

9. What is aconite and what other names does it go by?
an extremely poisonous plant which is also known by wolfsbane and monkshood

Picture Hunt : you can either post the pictures or a link to the url of the photo.

Severus Snape


Dark Mark

Professor Dumbledore

Barty Crouch Jr.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Better be Gryffindor...

Inspiration has struck and I have finally placed an order for yarn for my pal's socks. So now, I just have to wait for the delivery owl to arrive here at the snake pit. I still haven't picked out a sock pattern yet but I am sure that won't be a problem. In the meantime, I have finished knitting some Slytherin items for me. I will post pictures later today when I have some more time.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Reducio Swap Package

This very cute package came from Cassandra Puddlemere - Slytherin Head Girl and Keeper of the Crucio List. It was for the Reducio Swap on Ravelry. I love Jelly Slugs and that yarn is hand-dyed by Cassie!!! I think I might have a pattern in mind for it. The package arrived yesterday but I didn't check the mail until late last night. So a huge thanks to Cassie and a big hug!!!