Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Half-Blood Prince Trailer

A package for me...

This lovely package arrived yesterday from my HSKS6 Pal - Mona Ravenscroft of Hufflepuff house. It came at the perfect time. Ever since Edward's family moved I have been down in the dumps. I have kept my promise and have not been mourning in the Slytherin common room. This past Saturday I had gone out with a few of the Slytherin girls to the Hog's Head over in Hogsmeade. But more about that later.

Check out the wicked cool felted bag. I love the colors of course. And it can hold quite a bit.

And here is something to practice my potions. This time with acid dyes and blank yarn. I am gonna have so much fun coming up with beautiful colorways. There are two jars of Jacquard Acid Dyes in Emerald and Silver Grey. Plus there are two jars of Wilton Icing Colors in Moss Green and Delphinium Blue. The yarn is Nature Spun by Brown Sheep and is in the Natural colorway which makes it perfect for my first dying experiment with acid dyes. Lastly, the little jar with the green lid is calligraphy ink from France.

And last but not least, the instructions to perform the potion making along with my very own quill. I love the black feather. Check out the Box of Boogers. I haven't had the nerve to try them yet. Anyway, I love my package. So huge thanks go to Mona!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


I should be the Slytherin HOH because:
I am completely loyal to Slytherin house. I am also completely dependable and am very good at paying attention to detail. I am also completely accessable as I have my own laptop.

The funniest thing I or my alter ego has ever done:
The best trick I ever played was on my twin sister Avada. Both of us were first years at the time. The funny part was that she wasn't the only Ravenclaw to fall for it. Some of the Slytherin first years made a sign for the library that read "Closed until further notice". That's when we found out that Ravenclaws do not have a sense of humor when it comes to the library. We just couldn't stop laughing. I think that gave us away.

The best trick ever played on me or my alter ego:
This happened back when I was a first year. That was a rough year for me. Constantly being mistaken for my goody two-shoes sister Avada got old really quick. Anyway, Avada knew that I am a huge Puddlemere United fan and had a really big crush on Oliver Wood. She had me convinced that he had died in some horrible accident on the quidditch pitch. I was in tears for days. I nearly knocked her lights out when she told me it was just a joke. Honestly, I didn't think it was funny at all. But I got her back by placing green dye in her shampoo. Her hair was green for an entire week before all of the dye came out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heaven is a place on Earth

from Edward's POV ...

I had been dreading this moment since I had met her last term. My parents had been talking about moving to the United States but I had hoped they had changed their minds. Apparently, they had not. And now I faced the tough job of letting the girl I loved know that I was no longer going to be at Hogwarts. But it would be cowardly to let her know by owl post. I had to do it in person and time was running out.

She had agreed to meet me in the Room of Requirement after dinner. I was pacing back and forth when I heard her enter the room. She looked as lovely as ever even though her hair was a different color than it used to be due to an accident in Potions class.

"Andromeda, I am so glad that you are here." Wrapping my arms around her, I picked up her scent that always reminded me of lavenders.

"Are you okay Edward? Is something wrong?"

"Maybe we should sit down." I lead her over to a cushioned sofa. "That's usually not a good sign," she replied looking a little nervous.

"Do you remember when I told you last term that I have family in the United States?"

"Yes...are you trying to tell me something?"

"I'll just get right to the point. I know how you hate it when people dance around the subject. My parents are moving us to Forks, Washington. It's outside of Seattle where it rains practically non-stop."

"I'll never see you again, will I?" There were tears starting to form in her eyes and I could see that she was trying her best not to cry. "Most likely not. But I wanted to give you something to remember me."

I showed her the delicate bracelet before placing it on her left wrist. "It's just a little something that I made in the common room one evening."

"It's beautiful. Thank you." She sighed before looking back at me. "Now what do we do?"

"Can you do me one last favor?" I knew I wasn't in any position to ask anything from her but I thought I would at least try.

"Of course. Anything."

"When I leave Hogwarts, don't hole yourself up in your common room crying over me. Don't change who you are. Keep the sarcasm up. It's what makes you different from the rest of the giggly girls in this school. I'll be surprised if someone doesn't try to snag you up once I am not here anymore."

She tried to suppress a smile. "Okay. Some of the Slytherin girls were talking about hitting the Hog's Head this weekend."

"Sounds like fun. May I have one last dance?" Leading her to the an empty space in the room, all I could do was hold her in my arms and hope that she survives this. I just wished things were different. Maybe one day...but I didn't want to get her hopes up and I didn't want her to put her life on hold waiting for something that may not happen.

But right now at this moment, with her in my arms, it was easy to forget what was going to happen. She was my heaven on earth and nothing would change that.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another House Quiz

Where did the first kiss between harry and Ginny occur?
a. The Gryffindor Common Room
b. The library
c. The hallway by the painted fruit
d. The Quidditch Field

Severus Snape made an unbreakable vow to whom?
a. Peter Pettigrew
b. Narcissa Malfoy
c. Harry Potter
d. Lily Potter

Why is Hagrid upset with Ron, Harry and Hermione?
a. They do not visit him anymore
b. They got in trouble with Umbridge
c. They did not take his class in their 6th year
d. They did not help bury Aragog

Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
a. Lucious Malfoy
b. Severus Snape
c. Tom Riddle
d. The Pepmobismal Queen Umbridge

At what age are you legally allowed to Apparate?
a. 14
b. 15
c. 16
d. 17

How long does it take to brew a batch of Felix Felicis?
a. One week
b. 3 months
c. 6 months
d. 1 year

What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
a. You get detention with Umbridge
b. Your toenails turn green and fall off
c. You die
d. You never are allowed to eat chocolate again

Which one of your roommates snores the loudest?
I really don't know as I don't spend much time in there at night. Wait, I didn't mean to tell you that. I meant to say that I am a really deep sleeper and just don't hear any snoring.

Which Hogwart’s student is secretly dating the new DADA Professor Lucius Whitmarsh?
It's not much of a secret since everyone knows. But it is Wisteria Lovegood AKA the Ravenclaw Head Girl. Maybe she really isn't that clever and has to do extra credit to pass. Things that make you go hmmmm.

Describe your favorite item found in Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!
That would be the Pygmy Puffs because they are just so cute!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

It has been a very long week. I haven't been feeling so good since I caught that cold at Hogsmeade. And Edward has been totally over-protective all week long. He just can't get it through his thick skull that I am perfectly capable of climbing through the door into the common room by myself. I don't need his help. Thank the gods that he is not in Slytherin or else I wouldn't have any peace.

And because of my coughing I messed up a potion and it blew up in my face. Thankfully the only side effect was turning my hair a dark auburn color. At least it didn't make me a blond. And since I still had a slight cold, I had slept right through the quidditch match yesterday. Of course Avada was thrilled when Ravenclaw caught the snitch. But seriously, she didn't have to dance around me rubbing it in my face. I didn't do that when Slytherin won the first quidditch match. I was really close to whipping out my wand on her but I don't think that mum would like it if I used the Crucio curse on my own sister.

So between the quidditch match and an over-protective boyfriend, it has been a very long week. The only time I get any peace to myself is over at the Hog's Head. I have been spending some time alone there trying to decide what to do next. I did meet someone but that is for another day. All I can say is that this person is not smothering me like Edward. Very refreshing but more about that later.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Milkshake Gang

So apparently there is a "Milkshake Gang" within Slytherin House. Thankfully I was not lumped into the group with them. Don't get me wrong, I love all of my Slytherin sisters. But this whole gang idea came from a 'Puffball who seems bent on causing the Hufflepuff Head Girl as much pain as he possibly can. If it were up to me, he would be on the Crucio List for sure.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

HSKS VI Quiditch Round II

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #4

#1 What are the three important things in Chapter 13 Harry needs to remember.
- Tom Riddle showed contempt for anything that made him ordinary.
- He is highly self-sufficient, secretive, and friendless.
- He has a magpie-like tendency to collect trophies or souvenirs.

#2 What did Merope sell when she was alone in London before the baby was born.
Merope sold the locket that belonged to Salazar Slytherin to Caractacus Burke for 10 galleons.

#3 What does Mrs Cole like to drink?

#4 What does Tom Riddle demand Professor Dumbledore do twice when they first met?
He demands that Dumbledore tell the truth.

#5 What did Mundungus nick from the Black house?
Black family heirlooms including a silver goblet.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

HSS4 Package

This package arrived yesterday and I was completely thrilled. Check out the socks. I have made a rule that all new socks are worn that night. These were really warm and my feet were really happy. And I love how they fit.

Check out all of these goodies. I really like the box. There is a map on the London area on it. The mug will be happily used as often as possible. And the Slytherin mug cozy comes off for easy cleaning of the mug.

But this has got to be the best bag that I have ever received. The picture fails to show the sparkly parts of the bag. Huge thanks go to my Gryffindor pal, Lady Felula!!!

Twilight the Movie

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #3

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Chapter 10
The House of Gaunt

This week's assignment is to explain the significance of chapter 10 titled "The House of Gaunt". It took me some time to find my copy of the book as it had fallen under my bed. It makes one wonder how it got there in the first place. Anyway, onto the importance of chapter 10 and the House of Gaunt.

Dumbledore has decided that Harry should know more about Lord Voldemort's pass and why he tried to kill a 1yr old Harry. In order to do this, they needed to go thru old memories with the use of the pensieve. This time they will be traveling down Bob Ogden's memory lane. Bob Ogden was a member of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Upon entering the pensieve, they find Bob Ogden on a country lane looking at a wooden sign for Great Hangleton and Little Hangleton. They follow Ogden thru Little Hangleton to a half-hidden house that had looked uninhabited if it weren't for an open window and a thin trickle of smoke coming from it.

One thing that is noticed upon walking up to the house is that there is a dead snake nailed to the front door. Also Ogden is unable to understand Morfin when he answers the door. He was speaking Parseltongue which Harry was able to understand. The Gaunts were able to speak Parseltongue as they are direct descendants of Salazar Slytherin. Salazar Slytherin was able to speak to snakes and it interesting to note that the snake is also the symbol of Slytherin house.

It can be stated that Morvolo Gaunt is very proud of his heritage by the fact that he showed off his ring with the Peverell coat of arms and the locket that once belonged to Salazar Slytherin himself. He becomes very angry when he finds that his daughter has been hankering for a Muggle and calls her a disgusting little Squib and a filthy little blood traitor. Morfin had admitted to jinxing the muggle in question with hives. Shortly after this is when Ogden flees the cottage running for his life.

So why is this chapter important? We do find out a few key things about Voldemort's history.
  • Morvolo Gaunt was Voldemort's grandfather.
  • Merope Gaunt was Voldemort's mother.
  • The muggle that Morfin had attacked was Tom Riddle , Voldemort's father.
  • Merope may have used a love potion on Tom Sr. to make him leave his muggle companion and marry her instead. But their marriage did not last long as he left her while she was still pregnant with their son Tom Morvolo Riddle aka Lord Voldemort.

This is also the first time we see two of the Horcruxes together - the Peverell ring and the Slytherin locket. Although at the time, we did not know about the Horcruxes.

Eternal Flame

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

Yesterday was a fun filled day at Hogsmeade. The good news was that Edward was with me every moment of the day. And that was also the bad news. You see, he still is a little freaked about when I passed out in the Great Hall that night. But seriously, I didn't mind. It was very sweet of him to be so protective.

The first place we hit was Honeydukes. Seriously, a trip to Hogsmeade always includes a trip to Honeydukes. To not go would have been ludicrous. I loaded up on Sugar Quills and Chocolate Frogs. Plus Edward presented me with some of their homemade fudge. He is such a good boyfriend. He knows how much I love fudge.

Then we hit up Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop and I picked out some new quills and more parchment before we headed over to the Three Broomsticks for some butterbeer. There was sooo much excitement going on there that it was overwhelming. I'll have to admit that I did get a little woozy and nearly fainted. I probably just overdid things again. Edward didn't even ask me how I was feeling. He just took me straight to Hog's Head and up to one of the guest rooms for a nap. I'll have to admit that he is very cuddly. Well, that is my story and I am sticking to it. So, yes, it was a very good weekend.