As Saturday Study Corner is a bit late this week and Sunday Funday is MIA due to the excess of homework we’ve decided to include some of a certain Ravenclaw’s cliff notes to help with your studying! See below!
Professor Priaulx (bay.quartz)
Work on your interpretation of the Orionids meteor shower. In addition, make a sketch of the constellation you chose in class, along with a couple of astronomical or mythological facts about them.
Care of Magical Creatures
Professor Gillespie (masteryoshi resident)
Write about Thestrals (do NOT detail why you can see them, if you in fact can).
Charms (Years 1-4)
Professor Maclodon (usealmaclodon resident)
Complete the worksheets handed out in class (see Professor Maclodon if you need one).
Professor Dumorney (ebediyet.snowpaw)
Three rolls of parchment on Ogre Oaks.
History of Magic
Professor Digby (solemnturtle resident)
Choose a major historical era to focus on. Highlight the major events and actors. Length of time covered isn’t important, so long as you write three to five feet of parchment. Due December 8th.
Transfiguration (Years 1-4)
Professor Lykin (zyniel.lykin)
Practice the spells learned in class (with a partner or in groups).
“must learn household magic because Grindelwald might murder all house elves and burn down houses”.
‘Grindelwald thought wizard should rule over Muggles, so he killed many witches and wizards, burned down many houses and murdered many house elves, which meant everyone had to learn how to use household magic to clean their own houses – new house elves from where? Must have restocked’
‘moral of the story: house elves could be murdered at any time. So have replacements ready to go, and learn to cook for yourself just in case’
‘Owsley = no good at house magic. Must be too used to house elves. Not murdered, obviously’
‘also need to learn to cook and clean in case you get pregnant up by an undesirable and are kicked out of the house by parents without unmurdered house elves.’
‘is this a regular occurrence in the Wizarding world?’
‘Adonis born while his Mum was a tree; Aphrodite thought he was cute so put him in a box for storage among the dead with Persephone, but Persephone liked him so much she wanted to keep him herself. So they argued (goddess catfight?) until Zeus called them to Olympus to put them in a time out’
‘Adonis forced to spend four months each year with his kidnapper (Aphrodite) and four months with would-be second kidnapper (Persephone); Stockholm Syndrome prompts him to choose to spend remaining four months with new stepmum Aphrodite who promptly falls in love with him (like famous American Muggle — Woody someone?) until stepmum’s boyfriend tries to get him killed with boar’
‘Adonis killed by boar, thus cementing Ares’ reputation as pig; Aphrodite turns Adonis into anemone flower which is beautiful while it blooms, which is only for very short while. Aphrodite thus kidnaps him for second time, in effect. And thus are mere mortals’ lives controlled and abused from cradle to grave’
‘1. don’t eat dead food; 2. Hades did not potion Persephone’
‘Aphrodite formed from Ouranos’s foam. But formed female? Greek gods don’t care about DNA. Rides to an island on a big clam shell, where the first thing they do is throw a tarp over her. No way to honour a goddess, so shame on the women of Paphos’
‘Aphrodite arrives naked on the shore on a clam shell, escorted by flying sea spirits. Women of Paphos don’t believe she’s a goddess (and the whole tarp thing). Forget shamed. Aren’t they kind of stupid?’
‘Aphrodite didn’t have her girdle yet when carried to Paphos on clam shell (she was naked, after all). Girdle makes a woman irresistible, given to her by husband as wedding present. Kind of odd wedding present. Did Hephaestus go for boys?’
‘Pygmalion marries Pinocchio/Galatea (because she’s a real girl now). Grandson has daughter who now likes him just a little too much’
‘daughter — Myrrha — fools father — Cinyras into ew. Gets pregnant (ew). Turned into tree. Baby bursts out of tree like the Alien. Adonis! Perfect beautiful man. Looks like [name redacted]?’
History of Magic
‘More giants today. They grow ’em large in Scotland. Corn-fed? However, not much of a threat today. What about poor Muggles? However, some fools go looking for them’
‘Village People from town no longer called Hobbe’s Hearth had trouble with Giants and Goblins’
‘Scots could not talk to goblins. Goblins and giants ugly. Considered more savage/brutish then people. Goblins similarly thought people and giants ugly, brutish and savage. Not sure how giants felt about things. Nobody asked them?’
‘Village People of Hobbe’s Hearth scared of getting squished by giants, naturally, and paid them tribute. Three kids learned some magic and went searching for giant. Not to get squished, obviously’
‘more stuff about three kids and them following the giant to his cave. Will they end up as Scots jelly? Will they slay the giant? Inquiring minds and all that.’
‘Cave was really, really gross, so that two kids were sick, and the third kept on going. So now it’s one kid (maybe with a wand) against a giant that squishes people under his feet. What could go wrong?’
‘kids find goblins, who are of course ugly, so attack. Goblins think humans ugly, likewise attack. Giant sees both groups, decide both are ugly, attacks. There is a theme at work here: don’t be ugly’
‘the girl turns out to be the clever one of the kids. Realises goblins are there to kill giant, so fakes giant into ducking hard. Goblins figure out what she’s doing, promptly put their spears in the way for giant to hit. He obliges them nicely’
‘wonder if giant’s last words were ‘you meddlesome kids!’ — good question’
‘can’t tell what a castle looks like by sitting in it, can’t tell what the galaxy looks like because we’re in it on clear nights. We only see big streak across sky. Like spilled milk?’
1 = innocuous and boring;
2 = somewhat interesting;
3 = useful with no dangerous qualities;
4 = useful but might have some unpleasant side effects;
5 = useful but use with caution;
6 = useful but considered dangerous;
7 = somewhat useful but highly dangerous;
8 = somewhat useful but could kill you if you’re not careful;
9 = no uses found and dangerous to be in proximity;
10 = you are dead if you touch, inhale or are within 6 inches of this plant.
1 = ‘Digby’ ‘with apologies’
2 = ‘Damon’ ‘needs more explosions in class, like Muggle movies’
3 = ‘Wibault,’
4 = ‘Fox.’
5 = ‘Fischer’
6 = ‘von DracheBlume’
7 = ‘Grao.’
8 = ‘Owsley or Green.’
9 = ‘Leech.’
10 = ‘Ironhand’