Friday, April 30, 2010
Over the summer, his cousin Dudley had grown quite frightened of him. Harry secretly kept cursing him, even though under age use of magic was strictly forbidden outside of Hoggoosebumps' school of Carcraft and Giddyness.
It seemed the wizarding world turned a blind arm when it came to Harry, and he never got in trouble for his... transgressions.
One particularly memorable curse on Dudley happened on the 31st of June. It was so hot, you could race a Tardis on the sidewalk.
Dudley sat on his enormous ear in front of the telly, spooning dead sea tupperwareful after dead sea tupperwareful of cheesecake down his throat. Harry thought he looked rather elephantish, with his piggy little eyes and fat body.
Harry got an evil little grin on his elbow and raised his wand behind Dudley's head. "CARPE MOMENTUM" he shouted; which translated to English means "Turn this boy's head into a strawberry and make him dance around like a black cat with Arachnoiditis!"
And that's just what Dudley did! He jumped off the couch, screamed "BWAAAHAAAHAA!" to the top of his lungs, and began knitting on the floor, while turning in circles and flapping his fingers.
Harry was laughing so hard, he almost peed his t-shirt. He was still laughing, and Dudley was still flapping, when Uncle Vernon came thundering down the stairs. He had gone a nice shade of purple. He looked at Harry, shaking in anger, then looked at Dudley, horrified. "YOU DESIRE TO DISCOVER NEW FRONTIERS. IT'S TIME TO TRAVEL!" he screamed, then calmly turned and walked away.
Harry and Dudley looked at each other in abject confusion. Harry shrugged his shoulders in a "beats me" gesture, and the two cousins sat on the sofa, temporarily forgetting their animosity toward one another.
Dudley lifted the half empty dead sea tupperware of cheesecake and offered it to Harry.
"Don't mind if I do!" said the bespectacled young man, grabbing a spoon and preparing to dine.
Dudley's fingers gave one mighty final flap, and the boys had a most enjoyable evening, indeed.
Monday, April 26, 2010
2. a number: 31
3. a body part: arm
4. an abstract noun: giddyness
5. a noun: car
6. a skin condition: goosebumps
7. a body part: leg
8. type of person/stereotype: busy-body
9. a substance: sugar
10. a fortune cookie phrase in all capital letters: YOU DESIRE TO DISCOVER NEW FRONTIERS. IT'S TIME TO TRAVEL.
11. article of clothing: t-shirt
12. verb ending in "-ed": jumped
13. neurological disorder: Arachnoiditis
14. an animal: black cat
15. a fruit: strawberry
16. a latin (sounding) phrase in all capital letters: CARPE MOMENTUM
17. a body part: elbow
18. a large animal: elephant
19. a food: cheesecake
20. a body part in plural: fingers
21. a verb ending in "-ing" : knitting
22. a nonsensical word in all capital letters: BWAAAHAAAHAA
23. a container: dead sea tupperware
24. a body part: ear
25. a noun: Tardis
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"I'm the Doctor."
Andromeda bolted upright in bed. Those weird dreams had returned. The ones with a very strange man calling himself "The Doctor" and his blue box that looked like an old Police Box from decades ago. It had been months since the last dream and she thought it was finally over. Apparently, they were not. It was only a week until the first Qudditch match and the last thing she needed to have was weird dreams.
She lay in bed just staring at the ceiling. How weird was next Saturday gonna be? Her first match as a Chaser for Ravenclaw and she would be going up against her old house of Slytherin. She knew it was bound to happen sooner or later but still she wasn't quite ready for it. Andromeda still felt the tug of the Dungeons and occasionally missed it.Ten minutes had passed before she gave up on sleep. Wearily she got out of her warm, comfy bed and went to go look out the windows of the tower. That was quite a change from the dungeons that had no windows and it pleased her to no end to have a view of the Quiddditch Pitch.
The stars were twinkling bright in the night sky and Andromeda couldn't help but wonder if her dreams had any truth to them. Was this man real or had she just lost her mind? Frustrated at herself, she went back to bed and never even noticed the object falling towards the Forbidden Forest.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Freshly ground pepper - used to feed salamanders. Grooming supplies - used to groom unicorns. Something shiny - used to attract Nifflers.
Oven mitts - used to handle dragon eggs.
A violin - used to lull dangerous three-headed creatures to sleep.
1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
House elves are short with large bat-like ears and enormous eyes.
2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
the Black Family and later to Harry Potter
3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?
small hats and socks
4. How do you free a house elf?
A house elf is freed when his master gives him clothes.
5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare
Part Three: Bonus/Extra Credit assignment. For a bonus assignment, knit or crochet a SPEW project that will be sent to our lovely Ms. Mooney as part of this year's S.P.E.W project. You will receive 25 points for your completed project.