Thursday, January 31, 2008

Scavenger Hunt!

The Dark Mark

World Cup Tournament!

How freakin' cute is Cedric?

Mr. Ollivander


Quidditch, Round 1!

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
a. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Dumbledore
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him
c. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Sirius
d. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Cornelius Fudge

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours
b. It vanishes after a few weeks
c. It's only good in Ireland
d. It enchants you and makes you forget everything else

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
a. Malfoy had said something rude about Mad-Eye
b. He was teaching him 'constant vigilance'
c. Malfoy attached Harry when Harry's back was turned
d. He hated Malfoy's father

4. Sirius warns Harry to be careful around Karkaroff because he had been a Death Eater. Which one of the professors at Hogwarts, who also used to be a Death Eater, is frequently bothered by Karkaroff? (Answer is One Word, Last Name Only)


5. Voldemort could have used the blood from any foe to make the potion that revived him work, but he held out for Harry's blood. Why?
a. To show that Dumbledore could not protect Harry
b. To prove that Harry could not apparate
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort
d. Simply because he hated Harry that much

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
a. 76
b. 73
c. 70
d. 77

7. Amos Diggory works for?
a. The Department of Mysteries
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
c. The Goblin Liaison Office
d. The Committee of Experimental Charms

8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts? Answer: (One Word)


9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?
a. 30th
b. 31st
c. 1st
d. 2nd

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue
b. Maroon
c. Emerald Green
d. Claret

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Almost time for Quidditch!

So, I finally tried this little game, and I love it!

The Harry Potter MeMe..... by 2dazednconfused4this
your best friendHarry Potter
your worst enemySeamus Finnigan
who secretly likes youGreggory Goyle
best subjectOcclumency
job after schoolReporter for the Daily Prophet
quidditch positionBeater
potion you make bestPolyjuice Potion
who you will marryLee Jordan

Best friends with Harry Potter? Almost makes up for the fact that Goyle has a crush on me -- eew!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Happy Birthday... ME! Got an owl with a birthday card and a few silver galleons from my mom, so I'm sneaking out to go to the yarn shop in me in the common room at 2 if you want to come!

PS: Say it ain't so...Ravenclaws are last in the house cup contest?! How very...un-Raven-like! We've got to rectify this, so I say we get some Quidditch practice in before the game starts on Wednesday - who's with me?!


Friday, January 25, 2008

Maybe I'm in the wrong house??

I'm not sure how y'all feel, but I've been travelling and I just fired up the old computer to check out the past three days' worth of daily Ravenclaw quizzes. And, boy - could it be that, a la Elaine in my favorite Muggle TV show of all time, Seinfeld, that maybe I'm not as smart as I thought I was? Oh, I know, I could use my wand to send Google out to find the answers, but I have to chew on them a little bit more first, I think. I just can't give up on games of the mind! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

House Quiz #2

Ok, here's what I came up with:
1. RWIDZTAIR UANONETRMT: Triwizard Tournament
2. NRNAGIHAU RAHNIOTL: Hungarian Horntail (this one nearly did me in!)
3. AEEMDY ONYOME: Mad-Eye Mooney
4. ARTI KEESTRE: Rita Skeeter
5. ELSAUAEPBNKS: Unspeakables
6. ULSFENFS: Snuffles
7. NEPSVEIE: Pensieve
8. RMUEIIPS: Imperius
9. TREUEEBTBR: Butterbeer
10. ROFELIBT: Firebolt
Hope I got them all! Now, I can focus on my classwork!

PS: I got an owl yesterday that was holding this:

Ooh, a new house quiz!

I love a challenge! We have to unscramble these terms by Sunday night, 1/27 -- which just also happens to be my birthday!


I'll be thinking about these while I'm in class today, for sure!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Whew! What a week!

Well, friends, I don't know about you, but I am EXHAUSTED! I never imagined we'd have so much homework, I've been a studying fool! Potions is definitely emerging as my favorite class -- I know, I know, you're thinking I'm referring to Prof. Black and he IS an awfully...engaging teacher ;) -- but I am really loving all the work we're doing, and I think I have a real knack for it! Despite that one tiny error where I accidentally tipped that cauldron over and set my classmate's notes on fire (Sorry!!), I think I might get an Excellent in this course.
I haven't done much knitting at all, but I am hopefully going to be able to carve out some time this weekend to finish a few things up. My lucky spoilee is going to be so excited with what I was able to get to this week -- her stitch markers!! I never knew working with pliers could be so much fun! I know, I could have used my wand, but I wanted them to have a real "hand-made" kinda feel. I can't wait until she sees them, I hope she likes them!
I think it's time I took a study break - I've got the final toe on a pair of socks that I should finish - I lurve knitting socks and I think they'll look great with my robes. Have a great weekend, all.


PS: What's with all the canaries around here lately?

PSPS: Our prefect said we should definitely check our secret emails every day -- I'm so excited! Something great must be awaiting us!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Ravenclaw Quiz: All About Our House

1. Name 4 housemates who have revealed their Patronuses and list the form their Patronuses take.
Avada Finch-Fletchley: Phoenix
Cassandra Hopkirk: Eagle
Minerva Kwikspell: Eagle
Patonga Pinkstone: Tiger

2. Who attended the first meeting of the Ravenclaw Knitting Club?
Elanor Cadogan, Gabriella Clearwater, Fleur Lovegoods, Esmerelda Beanswallow, Cassandra Hopkirk, Serafina Starfire, Mafalda Ackerley, Allitrya Spelling, Millicent Brocklehurst, Minerva Kwikspell and Enid Black (and, sadly, not me).

3. Name the housemate who likes to knit with peacock feathers.
Ooh, ooh – I know this! Fleur!

4. Name the Ravenclaw who spent the New Year at Hogwart's Costume Ball.
Emma Diggory

5. Which Ravenclaw got the first howler?
Lavender Ackerley

6. Name 5 different types of wood used in the wands of Ravenclaws and name the housemate having that wand.
Birch – ME!
Maple – Esmerelda Beanswallow
Holly – Cassandra Hopkirk
Hawthorn – Elanor Cadogan
Oak – Selina Starflame

7. Who accidentally ate a toenail flavored Every Flavor Bean?
Poor Serafina Starfire!

8. Who cast a noise dampening spell before going to bed and then overslept?
Esmerelda Beanswallow

9. Besides the HSKS4 blog, on what blog will you find the Ravenclaw Anthem?
Minerva Kwikspell

10. Which housemate has a Muggle cellular phone?
Victoria Black

Monday, January 14, 2008

I got my wand!

So, I finally had a chance to make it over to Ollivander's today, in between reading and arguing with the Portrait Lady about the password (hint: it's NOT cellulite and boy, does she get mad when you suggest it!). I got my wand!

Wood type: birch
Length: 11 inches
Core: Phoenix Feather

Click here if you need one!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

It's so cold here...

...and damp. The temperature is starting to drop and snow is in the forecast. I think I need thicker socks. I have so much homework, but am too excited to think about it because I'm starting to put my swap partner's kit together - so fun. I learned something, too:

"Your patronus is an Eagle. Eagles are thought to be the divine spirit, ruler of the skies. They symbolize power, courage and guidance. They are associated with prosperity, success, and wealth. Eagles are brave warriors who fight to the death. They are persistent and stubborn. With keen endurance, strength and valor, Eagles are tough adversaries."

So I've got that going for me. Could be worse, like a frog or a newt or something. Take the quiz here.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My owl arrived!

I got my swap partner for HSKS4 - a first year Gryffindor! I have to lurk around to see what she's like and what I think might be best for her kit...planning to hit the yarn store in Diagon Alley tomorrow to pick up bag supplies!

Welcome to Ferula's Fen!

Hi! I'm Ferula. I'm a first-year, and I'm excited but nervous about it! I've been sorted into Ravenclaw, just like my mother was, and I think our class this year is going to be the smartest ever. I should go - tons of homework already - I just hope I can find time for knitting!