Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Hufflepuff Story :)

Professor Lupin was having a terrible morning, and it wasn't even breakfast yet. Someone broke into the Transfiguration classroom the night before, hid a Boggart in the closet, and set loose 53 doxies. How did he know there were 53 doxies? Because each one took a bite out of his heart as he tried to capture it, and Madame Pomfrey had to write each wound separately. And comment annoyingly about how Professor McGonegall would've had the room cleared out with 2 waves of a wand.

It took forever to get out of the infirmary, and by then Professor Lupin was in a foul mood. Luckily, he knew how to improve it: by finding the culprits and making him, her or them pay. Lupin had overheard some students giggling in the hallways the other day about Suzie Weasley's stash of doxy eggs, so he had a good idea of who to interrogate first. Unfortunately for him, but rather fortunately for Suzie the common room password had recently been changed to Hufflepuff, so Lupin couldn't enter. Nearly Headless Nick looked up from his portrait and laughed at the cursing, frustrated Professor.

The old Professor Lupin would have thrown a hissy fit at being taunted by a mere portrait, and blasted the thing all the way into the [10]th floor girl's bathroom. The new Professor Lupin went to -12 weeks of Anger Management classes, punched a lot of pillows, and took up Knitting. And started subscribing to the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes catalogue.

Professor Lupin's first class off the day was Transfiguration with the 3rd year Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws. It took them 2 hours to clean up after the entire carton of Sneakescopes that went off and clung to their robes, schoolbooks, and any exposed flesh. The students all knew that Suzie Weasley was planning to do something in Transfiguration to get Professor Lupin, so everyone blamed her for the prank and gave her the cold shoulder for 17 days, until Esmerelda Beanswallow blew up the Herbology classroom with a misplaced charm and became the new pariah-of-the-hour.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz

1. Name of a male professor at Hogwarts: Lupin
2. A subject at Hogwarts: Transfiguration
3. A prime number between 53 and 1000: 53
4. A professor at Hogwarts (either gender): McGonegall
5. A body part: Heart
6. A verb: Writing
7. Your character name: Suzie Weasley
8. Your favorite Quidditch team: Hufflepuff
9. Someone (or someones) you'd find in a portrait at Hogwarts: Nearly Headless Nick
10. A number between 1 and 7: 8
11. 20 minus your answer for #10: -12
12. A craft (noun): Knit
13. A Hogwarts House other than Hufflepuff: Ravenclaw
14. Something they'd sell in Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes that makes a big mess, loud noise, lots of smoke, or general nuisance: Sneakescope
15. The character name of another swapper in HSKS6: Esmerelda Beanswallow
16. A subject at Hogwarts: Herbology

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lots of work, but almost done

I'm almost complete with my kit, just one or two odds and ends to add and then I can send it off to Esmerelda. I'm excited to see what I get in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
b. Frog

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
b. Gwenog Jones

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
c. 5

5. What is Professor Slughorn’s favorite candy?
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
c. Hippogriff

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
b. Magenta

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
c. 16 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
b. H.E.F

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Just got back from my first visit to Hogsmeade. The Headmistress decided to let first years go this time, which was such a treat. It was so much fun, but super crowded. I saw a lot of fellow Hufflepuffs, but I mostly wanted to explore on my own this time.  I didn't come back with anything too excited except I did get some chocolate frogs, which is one of my favorite treats. 

I did take a look through all the stores and I think my favorite was Gladrags WizardWear with all its different kinds of robes. I saw this beautiful black robe with yellow embroidering  that caught my eye that I loved. I couldn't get it right now but if I save a little and combine it with the money I get for Christmas I should be able to buy it.