Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mad Lib...Revelio!

Harry Potter And The Curse of Dudley

Harry Potter, the boy wonder, the clown of the wizarding world; sat alone in his tiny bedroom scratching his toenail and cleaning the iocane powder out of Hedwig's cage. This summer wasn't nearly as boring as his previous summers had been.

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 Hogboils's school of shoehorncraft and clever thoughts.

It seemed the wizarding world turned a blind elbow when it came to Harry, and he never got in trouble for his... transgressions.

One particularly memorable curse on Dudley happened on the 32nd of June. It was so hot, you could climb a yarn on the sidewalk.

Dudley sat on his enormous backside in front of the telly, spooning dead sea tupperware-ful after dead sea tupperware-ful of garlic down his throat. Harry thought he looked rather magical leopluridonish, with his piggy little eyes and fat body.

Harry got an evil little grin on his knee and raised his wand behind Dudley's head. "CARPE DIEM" he shouted; which translated to English means "Turn this boy's head into a mango and make him dance around like a lemur with amnesia!"

And that's just what Dudley did! He kicked off the couch, screamed "WANNAWANNAJUNGDA!" at the top of his lungs, and began cuddling on the floor, while turning in circles and flapping his nosehairs.

Harry was laughing so hard, he almost peed his bra. 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 WILL AWAKE TOMORROW MORNING WITH ALL THE ELASTIC MISSING FROM YOUR UNDERWEAR!" 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 garlic 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 nosehairs gave one mighty final flap, and the boys had a most enjoyable evening, indeed.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ravenclaw Mystery Mad-Lib

It's mad lib time!!

1. climb
2. 32
3. elbow
4. clever thoughts
5. shoehorn
6. boils
7. toenail
8. clown
9. iocane powder
11. bra
12. kicked
13. amnesia
14. lemur
15. mango
17. knee
18. magical leopluridon
19. garlic
20. nosehairs
21. cuddling
23. dead sea tupperware
24. backside
25. yarn

I can't wait to see how this story shapes up...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Care of Magical Creatures

Care of Magical Creatures is one of my favorite subjects at Hogwarts! I didn't even know my cat was part kneazle until my second year. Crazy!

Part One

First off, this is Orlando Hoo, my pet owl (and also my originality marker):

Here are a few items I would use in everyday care of magical creatures:

1. Scissors for trimming overgrown fur.

2. Tape measure for measuring growth over time.

3. Herbs for making salves and medicines in addition to magic. Sometimes the animals just respond better.

4. Hot pads for handling hot and fire-breathing creatures, such as blast-ended skrewts and salamanders.

5. Raw meat for thestrals and hippogryffs.

Part Two

1. House elves are short with large bat-like ears and enormous eyes.
2. Kreacher is bound to the Black Family, and later to Harry Potter.
3. Hermione makes small hats and socks for the house elves.
4. A house elf is freed when his master gives him clothes (the ultimate shame).
5. S.P.E.W stands for the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Whew! I almost didn't finish my homework in time--what a shame that would be! Well, I have to say it's not entirely my fault. All week I've had a cold, and Madam Pomfrey's usual Pepperup Potion only helped for a few hours at a time. I knew I wouldn't be in top form for the first matchups in the Dueling Club, but I certainly wasn't expecting someone to push me into a Vanishing Cabinet! Luckily I managed to apparate out (not into a toilet, thankfully!) but was miles away from my needles and yarn and out of Pepperup Potion. How disappointing!

I know I'm usually an overachiever, but this week has been so trying I'm cutting a few corners and practicing these transfiguration spells all on my kneazle, whose name is also Olive:

Here goes!



Golden Snitch

Hagrid's Rock Cakes

Decoy Detonator

Nose-Biting Teacup


Time Turner