Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hufflepuff quiz thing...

1. Name of a male professor at Hogwarts


2. A subject at Hogwarts

Ancient Runes

3. A prime number between 53 and 1000

57. Which may not be a prime number, but there is a reason I am not taking Arithmancy.

4. A professor at Hogwarts (either gender)

Rubeus Hagrid

5. A body part


6. A verb

To apparate

7. Your character name

Belladonna Boomslang

8. Your favorite Quidditch team

Gryffindor. I sort of prefer school sports to pro, except for Muggle Baseball.

9. Someone (or someones) you'd find in a portrait at Hogwarts

Headmasters of Hogwarts, such as Dillys Derwent

10. A number between 1 and 7


11. 20 minus your answer for #10


12. A craft (noun)


13. A Hogwarts House other than Hufflepuff


14. Something they'd sell in Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes that makes a big mess, loud noise, lots of smoke, or general nuisance

What else do they sell there? TonTongue Toffee

15. The character name of another swapper in HSKS6

LAvander Ackerly

16. A subject at Hogwarts


Why does not green cotton hold up better?

So I was in the thrift store today looking for sweaters to wear, and sweaters to frog, not necessarily in that order, and I had to ask myself why green cotton sweaters do not hold up as well as green wool sweaters. There was something I particularly needed a Slytherin Green Cotton Sweater for, and no luck at all. They were all shabby.

But the people in Hogwarts do donate some nice things to the Red Crossed Wands. I got a man's extra large Shetland sweater with many colors - it will be a pain to frog, but I will be able to make a coordinated something with the yarn, and I may felt some of it... and there was a lovely green angora sweater I had to have for, you know, fuzzy snake purposes, and a sweater I am pretty sure is Cashmere that I intend to wear - well, at least till I get tired of it - HUGE green Merino laceweight that will yeild enough for who knows how many scarves and shawls, a little red sweater that looks cute on, a black sweater that looks soignee on - well, as soignee as a short dumpy body gets - and a peasant blouse that looks sort of like it came off a real peasant. Never know when you have to go out dressed as a Muggle, so those are really useful. I passed up a bunch of stuff too.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OOO! OOO! I won!

I really needed something up today, too! I won the quiz!!! I is so happy!

And now on to the Quidditch Questions. See? I am so happy I am going to post them before 11:58 on Saturday night...

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
(Actually, I have no idea what she offered him - she irritates me too much for me to want to look her up....this is just a guess.)

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

Well, 16 Galleons is what they are charging for it. What it is actually worth is another question.

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

Saturday, October 11, 2008


1. At what are Hogwarts students allowed to swear loudly if smoovenu attenuclea attempts to strangle them?

Venemous Tentaculae Although actually, I'd be swearing at whoever had planted it.

2. An animal form protector charm is a stuproan.

Patronus. Although in saying animal form, one may confuse. They appear as animals, yes, but the animals they appear as are silvery and translucent. If something that looks like a crow comes up and caws at you, it is probably NOT a patronus.

3. Who is the potions master in HBP? Choare Gushroln

Horace Slughorn. Corpulant Sycophant HS is blamed by at least one of my friends at least in part for the shining example of manhood that Tom Riddle became. Having done my time teaching HS, I would like to say that HS teachers rarely have that sort of influence, so he must have managed it all before fourth year was over.

4. What is Aragog? A troaclanuam

Aragog, the giant spider, is an Acromantula. We have no idea if he is related to Shelob or not. History is mute on so many really important points.

5. Who is imperiused and cursed by a necklace in HBP? Itkea Lebl

Katie Bell.

6. What does Harry destroy in HBP? choxerrous

This spells Horcruxes, but which did he destroy in HBP? He got Tom Riddle's diary in CoS. Dumbledore got the ring in between Order of the Phoenix and HBP. Hermione got the cup, Ron got the locket, The fiend fire started by Crabbe or Goyle (I can never tell those two apart) got the diadem of Ravenclaw, Neville got the snake and Voldemort got Harry, all in DH. Doesn't that equal seven?

What he does do is go to the hidden cave by the seashore and steal the fake locket RAB left there. This adventure weakens Dumbledore and he is killed by Snape shortly after his return to Hogwarts. No Horcrux was actually harmed in the making of this book, though.

7. Draught of living death is comprised of ? (list the four components)

The four components are asphodel, in an infusion of wormwood, valerian roots and sopophorous beans.

Exactly how oftern this would be used in everyday life and why anyone would want to teach HS kids to brew it is beyond me.

8. What potion can reverse the draught of living death? dweliggnew

I do not believe this actually translates to anything. I can't find an antidote for the draught of living death anywhere. But since death dies if you live, perhaps the elixir of dieing death?

Bonus: Who is R. A. B.?

Regulus Arcturus Black, the younger Death-Eater brother of Sirius Black.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gryff Quiz

Ok, the family and I have been sick this week and I am late with this, but it should still count for the week, right?

What yarn shop did Henry Longstaff shop at for yarn?

Mrs. Mac's. I admit I read this on another blog...

Who is the HSKS6 SPEW coordinator?
Clidonia Acromantula. I was her spoiler in HSKS5

Which Gryff student just returned from London?

Hmm...the one with the most recent UK stamp on her passport?

Which Gryffindor has cats named after the muggle rock band, The Ramones?

One with Excellent taste...

What is your favorite childhood television program (Magic or Muggle)?

As the Cauldron Bubbles. Celestina Warbeck made the rare guest appearance... Well, it was my favorite as a child. I always had strange tastes.[This is not a trick question, as North America has had Wizard TV for many years, even if the UK in teh 90's seemed not to.]

What is your favorite adult television program (Magic or Muggle)?

Currently, the Backyardigans. DH insists the children watch Muggle cartoons...

Which travel destination did you last visit?

Lancaster, PA and Gettysburg, PA

What was your last finished object (FO)?

Totally finished? I think a Ravenclaw Wee Tiny Sock

How many project(s) planned for holiday gifts? How many do you expect to actually finish and give?

Dozens. And I don't know exactly how many I will finish, but nowhere near all of them, and probably only coffee cup sleeves.

Who is the mother of Half Blood Prince?

Eileen Prince, officer in the Gobstones Club during her day...

Which Weasley became engaged in Book 6 (Half Blood Prince)?

Bill, of course.

What is the result of a Sectumsempra curse?

A slash across the victim that must be healed with a counter curse.

Who used a Bezoar to reverse poisoning?

Harry used it to reverse poisoning of Ron when Ron drank some of the Oak-matured Mead Slughorn had offered to him and Harry.