preanimator: (smirk)
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Finally, I've been able to get to Arkham. My annual month-long trip to see Uncle Hans was delayed due to my ridiculous brother putting himself in hospital, but now I'm away from all that nonsense. And my uncle has not one but three test subjects to work with this summer! I forsee great gains in knowledge being made this vacation, I shall have to keep very careful notes for future research endeavors.

Daniel Cain, who has been helping my uncle in procuring specimens, shows some promise, too. American medical wizardry is so different.

Alpha One

May. 1st, 2013 11:53 pm
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Steadily, I'm falling under the idea that many people use the Doubling Charm to be cheap. Why would you duplicate your cup instead of just buying a second one? It's just going to decay over time. The origin of it is reasonable enough and I understand the practical and strategic uses, but from my studying, it seems most people misuse it. Maybe that's just "muggle" of me.

Also, after going over the duties and the time requirements, I'm thinking of becoming a prefect.

P.S. Welcome back, seems most of you are back in your right mind or body.
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[Lots of ink splotches from where he's been holding the quill over the page while trying to write, chewing on his lip the whole time]


Are you all right? You've been scarce...

Did I do something to pi offe

Did I piss you off, somehow? I haven't seen you in days and that's a bit weird when we're in the same dorm...

☠ 006

Feb. 23rd, 2013 06:53 pm
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[personal profile] shitknickers
So its entirely belated seeing as ive gone years with this problem but...
Well i suppose i wonder if anyone has any good studying tips?
Im plum well awful at the sport and i figure i ought to actually get my arse in gear before i run into important tests in my future.
Not like noticing this in my fifth year is doing me any favors as is haha.

[Tandem-posting! He's making this journal entry while hanging out outside, if anyone would like to answer him in person, instead. :>]


Feb. 19th, 2013 10:37 am
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[personal profile] 3houseswatson
If I ever think about snakes again, it'll be too soon. I'm officially done with their slithery ways. They can all either grow some legs and be proper lizards or just steer clear of me. All snakes the world over are officially notified. The ball's in your court now, snakes.

I'd also like to apologize to anyone who might've got distracted from what they were doing if they caught sight of all the snogging Sherlock and I were doing in the Great Hall. And the not-as-great halls. And the courtyard. And... you know, just. Take this as a general apology.

[Filtered to Sherlock... Oh god an actual filter??? This is serious.]

We need to talk.
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[Writing is messy and his responses are slow since he's writing blind.]

Hey if you're not too busy could one of you get my second pair of glasses from on top of my drawers for me?


He kind of smashed my usual pair last night.

Mark XI

Jan. 11th, 2013 02:06 pm
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[personal profile] arrogantalloy
Hey, everyone no doubt had an amazing fortnight off. I know I certainly had some, we'll go with, well, eye-opening in weird ways I guess.

And then we have the new term coming up. I've thought of some new plays and I'm looking forward to taking on Gryffindor and Slytherin, And I'm going to be taking you both more seriously than I did Hufflepuff.

And thanks to the one with the wide forehead an blonde hair. I will actually be in the Duelling competition that's coming up. Which really is an exercise in stupid, but hey, pretty sure I can make an impression, I always do.


Jan. 7th, 2013 05:42 pm
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Greetings, everyone, and welcome back!

I do hope that everyone has had a marvelous Christmas. All of the festivities, all of the music got me thinking - I need to write some Christmas music! But it wouldn't be timely anymore, now, would it? I must find another occasion to celebrate. What is next on the calendar - Valentine's Day...!? Well I certanily wouldn't announce if I were planning to write a serenade for a sweetheart; it would ruin the surprise.

That said, I will be taking commissions! You have my word that your beau will have no idea that he or she is having music written for them until 14 February itself. Contact me privately and we can discuss prices or other arrangements. It does seem a bit early to be thinking of Valentine's Day, of course, but bear in mind that I take care with what I compose and would prefer not to do things in a rush. I am not much of a poet but I adore setting poetry to music, so if you've got a favorite, I'd love to work with it.

On another note, what is this dueling fiasco that everyone's whispering about!? I did not think the school would encourage such violence. I'd much prefer to be in my dormitory relaxing. I've never been fond of unnecessary quarrels, let alone ones that turn physical.

In any case, I look forward to hearing from you all. And if anyone is willing to allow me to experiment a bit with adding a bit more... compelling charm to the tune, I would be up for it. I'm still quite interested in making music practical and applicable to magic, though I promise not to sneak anything in that is not requested for specifically.


preanimator: (no glasses and bent over)
[personal profile] preanimator
It's nice that things are properly quiet, finally.
preanimator: (suspicious)
[personal profile] preanimator
I'll never understand why everyone makes such a fuss of the Yule Ball. I fail to see the point of making everyone dress up just so that they can dance while other people stare at them. The royalty nonsense is just a big popularity contest, it doesn't have anything at all to do with merit, as many of the nominees so clearly illustrate. I, for one, am abstaining from all that rubbish and choosing to do more useful things with my time.
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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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Speaking hypothetically: If the student body does end up losing their library privileges, would that give us leave to explore alternative research methods?


Oct. 7th, 2012 10:25 pm
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[personal profile] allamericanreject
So like. i think i've decided I'm pretty bad at dealing with people forever. especially girls. I mean seriously, I like girls and all, they're wonderful and sweet and beautiful to look at both inside and out.
but i just dont think im any good at/with/for girls.
any girls got advice for like.
fixing friendships?
or guys too. that'll work.
Seriously. im startin to get annoyed now. but I shouldnt be mad right?
preanimator: (no glasses and subtle smile)
[personal profile] preanimator
You know, it's the strangest thing, but I've been feeling rather nice all day. Even the stupid goat following me around isn't as annoying as usual. I wonder why it used to bother me so much?


That's not really the point of this entry, though I have noticed that people often like to write about very mundane things in their lives. No, I was actually a bit bored this evening, so I wondered if anyone needed any help with homework? I've gotten all mine done, and it just seems like it might be a nice thing to do for people. Of course, I wouldn't actually do it FOR anyone, but I could probably help make some of the difficult concepts clearer. I'm quite a bit smarter than most of the people in the school, not that that's really anyone's fault.


Holmes, we never did find you, I think, what happened with your goat?


You know, really looking on it, I think I might be a homosexual. It was bothering me for awhile, for all sorts of reasons. But it's like the goat thing - suddenly it doesn't seem to be so important.
preanimator: (suspicious)
[personal profile] preanimator
I hardly see what the point is of naming all these goats and putting up pictures of them. No one does it with the cows they get milk from or the chickens they get eggs from. They're there to produce potions ingredients, not to coddle. In fact, I'm guessing the feeding behaviors I've observed from some of the students are actually fairly deleterious to a goat's health, unless you want a really fat one.
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[personal profile] eighttimeshandy
Herbert. Herrrrrrrrrbert.

I did something stupid.

I did something really stupid, and I need you to tell me how stupid I am.

Help me regain control of my liiiiiiiiife.


Sep. 10th, 2012 01:09 am
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[personal profile] rule_britannia
To anyone who might have heard about my brother Phineas' unfortunate accident and subsequent stay in hospital, mother has informed me that he's perfectly fine now. I'm sure all of those whose lives he has touched with his generosity and gentleness of spirit will be very relieved.

[The sarcasm, it's dripping off the page]

This year is turning out to be rather interesting already, I must say. Magical Languages looks as if it's going to be... enlightening.

Also, I found a copy of Spellman's Syllabary stuck between two chairs in the common room. There's no name in it. I believe I may keep it if no one claims it, so if it's yours, do speak up.
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I just wanted to extend my thanks to the Slytherin students for sharing their dormitories with us. It was a very generous offer and is greatly appreciated.

And to strongly encourage anyone who might be interested on biology as it relates to magic to join the Medical Science and Magic Society. Because from what I can tell, it promises to be very interesting!

[Filtered to Eriq and Herbert]

Just out of curiosity, have either of you been collecting a jar of hearts?

[Filtered to Baljeet]

Are you alright?
preanimator: (hand behind head)
[personal profile] preanimator
Returning to school is an interesting prospect, but I believe I have soured a bit on the concept this evening. If only the ignorant weren't so rampantly accepted - entrance exams for Hogwarts should be required, really, the way they do for Universities. Then, only the people who truly desired and could benefit from an education would be allowed. Perhaps something else could be arranged for those who did poorly on their exams. Everyone should be given the opportunity to better themselves, but I would rather they not get in the way of MY learning. There are no sacred places any more, I'm rapidly learning.

That being said, my summer went excellently, as my uncle Hans is, as ever, an enlightening and enlightened man. It's a shame he lives so far away, as I would visit him every holiday if I could. It would be nice to have someone to talk to about his work, but some things are just not meant to be, I guess.


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