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Jan. 15th, 2013 12:19 pm
rule_britannia: (Quiet ☂ Disinterest)
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Over Christmas it became clearer to me than ever before that Muggles seem to spend a great amount of time waiting in places, for vehicles to take them to other places.

I have no idea how they tolerate it.
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[Someone has been spending a lot of his free time on one of the Slytherin common room sofas, keeping to himself and a couple of texts on Arithmancy. If it wasn't obvious by the dark circles under his eyes, he had not been sleeping enough and probably spending far too much time writing papers, testing theories and reading.]

I've taken notice to the startling reality that hardly anyone understands anything about Arithmancy other than it being a class, and those that do have a plethora of misconceptions about the study.

Bridget Wenlock first discovered the magical properties of seven - many might know how seven is generally a rather lucky number. Stir a potion seven times do a little jig and you've got one lucky batch of whatever you're making - that was me being facetious, I hardly advise dancing whilst making potions. That doesn't alter the fact that the number seven is used in potion making and even in other fields of magic aside from Arithmancy and Potions.

Most scoff at the idea of being able to predict the future through science or through magic, but what you get with Arithmancy is an intriguing mix of the two. A practical way of going about it, one might think. )

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Dec. 8th, 2012 05:41 pm
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Hello, my name is Cassie Ainsworth and if you're reading this I'm already dead.












Wow! Just joking, but I totally had you fooled for a bit, didn't I?

Oh... maybe it's too soon for jokes, but we're all fine now, right? Everyone had their epiphanies, and we all learned what we had to learn about ourselves.


Is anybody staying for holiday? It must be sad to be alone, especially the New Year. Almost like an omen or something. All by yourself, when you could be celebrating the beauty and potential that is to come.
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Mamam? Mamam??? Là où est ma mamam?!
Je suis très perdu! Mamam? Où es-tu? :(
I think now no have papa et mamam. :(
Svp aidez-moi? :,(

...Help? Please?

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Nov. 30th, 2012 08:13 pm
kantstoppfantstopp: (001 I'm not a tourist I actually live)
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Journal,

Today was awesome, just like every other day, just because I was in it. Today was definitely one of those reflexive days where I just sat somewhere and wondered just how it could be that a mortal could be so grand. It's a legitimate question. It almost seems to defy logic all together.

Then I came to the conclusion that maybe I'm actually not that awesome. I know, it's a frightening thought! But you see, what happened was I face to face with the absolute personification of awesome. You could also say "boss" "magnificient" and "stunning" here too. You know how people go on those spirit-finding expedition in the woods and don't come back until they've found their spirit animal or something? It's supposed to be some sort of life changing experience. They're completely overwhelmed by it, ect.

It was exactly like that. But even greater. My whole outlook on life has changed.

And then I realised I was looking in a mirror.

-Gilbert

[Guess who started writing in the wrong journal? Ooops.]

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Nov. 16th, 2012 03:59 pm
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Greetings!

I have been pondering the topic of music. I know, I know - what else is new? But I was wondering if I could get some opinions.

How do people feel about the concept of music as a manipulative device?

I am aware that to some, it may not be effective. But others are quite sensitive to the effect of various tones, producing various results as well based on each individual's personal experience. But think about it - as practitioners of magic, we are constantly manipulating others, manipulating fate, and the physical appearance of those around us.

In terms of human emotion, is making music the closest a muggle can get to using magic?

I've taken conducting classes back home, at summer programs, and I have to say that holding the baton in my hand, taking that command over a large group of people to create exactly what I wanted, was not so different from holding a wand and casting a spell. There is a certain invigorating power that it inspires, having that control to realize exactly what is in your mind at the moment.

Is it dangerous? Can music, too, be used negatively? I wouldn't want to, mind! But it was a thought - obviously it doesn't have as direct an effect as a dark spell might, but if one were to manipulate another person, through music, for selfish reasons - is that dangerous? Think of the Minnesänger troubadours, think of the serenades used to woo women from high towers, think of the patriotic music used to stir loyalty in troops in times of war. In Ancient Greece, it was believed that a king was stirred to battle simply by hearing a tune played on a flute in the Phrygian mode.

Can music, or any sound, really, be used to enhance our own magic? Maybe even to help us defend ourselves? I would also appreciate opinions from those of you who normally aren't as interested in music. Even if just to ensure that I am not thinking too idealistically through the eyes of a musician myself. Objective reassurance would be nice, if you can give it sincerely.

Yours,
Roderich 

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Nov. 11th, 2012 11:19 pm
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fyi detention isnt all its cut out to be.
neither is losing house points i guess.

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Nov. 11th, 2012 12:25 am
rule_britannia: (Neutral ☂ Keep talking)
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Is anyone particularly knowledgeable about cats? 

Mine has taken to killing spiders and bringing them to me. I would very much like her to stop. Sometimes they're not completely dead and I have to put the poor things out of their misery. I'm not sure what I did that would make her think I'm incapable of hunting for myself or whatever thought is drifting about in her vapid feline brain, but any suggestions for deterrents would be appreciated.


[Filtered to Victoria Kirkland]
Are you writing home for this History of Magic assignment? I don't know about Aunt Chris and Uncle Tom, but my mother is going to be very interested in it.

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Oct. 22nd, 2012 08:19 am
rule_britannia: (Happy ☂ Confident)
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And to all naysayers, I say... stick that in your pipe and sodding smoke it.

Somebody pinch me.
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Congratulations Slytherins. Bad luck to Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws?

We'll see you lot at the pitch next. It'll be fun.

[Filtered to Hufflepuffs]

Well, that was an exciting game. I reckon we might have to step up our game a little if we're going to have any hopes of holding up the Cup this year. I'm having another training session this coming weekend, so Hufflepuff Quidditch team? You know where you're going to have to be.

Also, to the first years. In case you didn't know, the name's Greg Lestrade and I'm the head of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. In case you're interested in learning a bit more about Quidditch or you're thinking of picking up the game, come down to the pitch this weekend at 9am and I'll give you all a trial lesson. This invitation's for everyone so second to seventh years who are interested, you lot can come on down too.

[Filtered to Arthur]

You sly devil. You were bloody brilliant. I'm regretting that I gave you those hints right now, I might've just docked my team's chances this year.

Absolutely brilliant.

[Filtered to Victoria]

Umm...sorry about that last bit of the match. I don't know what came over me.

((OOC: Basically, Greg and Victoria got super excited over Arthur's play and ended up hugging each other.))

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Oct. 16th, 2012 05:27 pm
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I have noticed something very interesting happening to me quite often lately!! At Hogsmeade, the people at Honeydukes kept offering to sell me blood pops, and it is very nice that they try to sell me things and make money, I do not understand why they want to sell me such items?? I was just there to buy chocolate frogs and licorice wands and Also, just the other day, I was outside enjoying lovely sun and nice cool weather and someone offered umbrella to me? I do not need umbrella it is not raining? It was very sunny not single cloud in sky!

And then last night, one of my roommates made comment about how difficult it must be to brush my teeth and how they must be sensitive? Perhaps my gums were red or something? I do not understand but these have been happening more and more.

Does it mean anything, or am I simply paranoid?
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Well...

[a few inkblots]

I'm not sure what I was expecting of that commentary, but, I have to say, whatever my expectations were, what we got certainly exceeded them.

So props for that!

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Oct. 8th, 2012 09:00 pm
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Bună ziua, journal!

It is a good day today! Sun is The sun is bright, birds sing, general goodness! I am wondering if anyone has seen my owl. He seems to have gotten himself into a tight corner. He's rather small, da yes? He looks very strange for owl, easy to pick out. He's small and black, and he's missing feathers in some spots. I promise he is healthy! He is an owl from mountains in Romania.

If you see him, please come find me and tell me! I have mail I would like to send, it's very inconsiderate of him to hide away.

Mulțumesc Thank you!

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Oct. 7th, 2012 08:28 am
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[His tremor is acting up badly today, so his handwriting is shaky and occasionally slightly difficult to read.]

Right. This thing. How do I start something like this? "Dear Diary" sounds really stupid, the kind of thing you write in a journal that's pink with pictures of kittens on. This one's just... brown. With brown on.

That's an awful start too. How do I erase in this thing? Can I even erase in this thing?

So. Someone I talk to regularly about things told me to write about my life in the journal system. She thinks it'll help.

Not much of a point to that since nothing happens to me.
lefilschanceux: (04)
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I don't think I'll ever be happy with how long something takes to come by owl.

Either way, Hogsmeade. What's interesting there?

[Filtered to Arthur]

I was wrong. Forget what I told you about Marina.

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Sep. 29th, 2012 12:12 am
rule_britannia: (Awkward ☂ Uhh..)
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Guys, I told you I didn't want you to buy me a new broomstick, which one of you did it? And it's the new Nimbus, too, don't think I don't know how much they cost.

Not that I'm not grateful, but.. really..



[[Guess who wished himself a new broom!]]

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Sep. 28th, 2012 01:33 pm
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Hey everyone! guess what?? i have pretty bitchin news!

so

i have a boyfriend and thats pretty swell because he's the best guy ever. Im really happy and stuff and I wanted to tell everyone because its not something i think i should hide!

[Anymore. And it isn't as if he was doing a good job.]

also if anyone picks on Arthur Kirkland i'm going to punch them in the nose just sayin so dont pretend i didnt warn you! :)

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Sep. 27th, 2012 07:06 am
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okay, iim only goiing two a2k thii2 once.
diid 2ome a22hole 2uddenly iinvent a cure for lii2p2 or ii2 thii2 ju2t one more weiird thiing happeniing??


[ Change to voice. ]

Lisp.

Sassafras.

Possibilities.

Salt.

Oh my fucking god.
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[At first when she wakes up, everything is normal. Perfectly normal. And then all of a sudden there is a very loud, very high pitched eleven year old boy's voice coming through the journals. If you're in Gryffindor tower, you'll probably see a very freaked out, panicking Jake English, and then.]

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!

[Seriously. SERIOUSLY WHAT IS GOING ON.

This is a dream isn't it? She's dreaming. She's having a nightmare. This is not happening. HOW THE FUCK IS SHE THIS THING?!

WHAT EVEN THE HELL.

It's a long time before any ink appears, as she attempts to wake herself up by pinching really hard. Multiple times. And yet she's still. This thing.

Finally she finds the journal because it's the only other option she can think of. The handwriting is shaky and weird, as if she isn't used to the hands she has now. Which... she isn't.]


What the fuck is going on?!

Someone fix this! Fix it right now!


[OOC: Replies will come from [personal profile] flamingadventurer]

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Sep. 21st, 2012 05:16 pm
rule_britannia: (Surprise ☂ Shocked)
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Oh God.

Why did I try out for the Quidditch team.
What genius persuaded me that would be a good idea.
You know who you are yes I'm looking at all of you.

Especially you professor.
I'm not naming names, you know which one you are.

And now I'm actually on the team and it's just hit me and

God.




I'm going to need a new broom.
Unless someone knows how to get rid of a particularly clingy Hurling Hex.
Actually I'd really appreciate it if someone did because I can't afford another bloody broom.

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