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Maxim Trevelyan

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  1. 1. Friday Dec. 27 at 9pm HOL time; Saturday Dec. 28 at 9pm HOL time; Friday Jan. 3 at 9pm HOL time; Saturday Jan. 4 at 9pm HOL time 2. Sunday Jan. 5 at 9pm HOL time; Sunday Dec. 29 at 9pm HOL time
  2. I prefer that my sport commentators are factual, actually care about their job (so they sound enthusiastic and not bored out of their minds) and are unbiased towards any of the teams. Lee comes close, hitting two of these points, but he is still very much biased towards Gryffindors. Sure, they are his house team, but McGonagall has to correct him enough times that it would get pretty annoying after the first match.
  3. I think some good fashioned tea and a pep-talk would be within my capabilities. If Ron were up to it, perhaps a Calming Draught to soothe his nerves, but I am not sure what is the policy on other potions. Maybe I would also point out how well Ron did at the try-outs, practices and other areas and give him some tips about other players.
  4. One of the examples that show a positive side to the Parselmouths/Parseltongue can already be seen in the series. Namely, talking with snakes to make sure they do not attack innocent humans. While it is true that most snakes leave you alone if you leave them alone, there are still bites occurring and if we could communicate with these snakes, before or after the attack, we could prevent it from happening or give faster help to the bite victim.
  5. I think he mostly uses a spell of some kind, Confundo or perhaps even the Imperius Curse. It seems to be the go-to method for wizards and witches when a person, especially a Muggle, needs to be convinced of something. For good measure, and so Mrs. Cole does not remember, I am sure that he Obliviated her as well, just like at the Quidditch World Cup.
  6. One of the items, or rather two, that fell out of the bag were pointed boots. They appeared to be made from snake-skin which was black on the top and went deep, blood red at the soles. When a person puts them on, the top blends with the skin of the wearer and makes them dance until they pass away from exhaustion. Mundungus got the pair when he overheard two witches talking in the Knockturn Alley about them and where they were selling. Under the cover of the night, and several charms, he snuck in the store, stole them and disappeared into the shadows.
  7. I think what makes the difference is whether a person a spell is cast on laughs along with it or not, like with most pranks. But that is incredibly subjective as something that could be fun for a person (like we see in the book actually) is not necessarily fun for another.
  8. One of the mysteries is the sailing rocks of Death Valley. The rocks are observed to be in one place during the day, but they mysteriously move during the night, without any human or animal tracks nearby. The sailing rocks can move great distances sometimes not even in a straight line. Ordinary humans try to explain the moving stones away with science, with words like ice sheets moved by the wind, but in truth, there are supernatural things at play here that their brains cannot comprehend.
  9. Cheesecloth ghosts are very easy and fun, if a little bit messy, to make! First, make sure your table is covered with a tarp because things are going to get messy. You will also need a bowl, wire, bottles, balloons and tape, liquid starch (or elmer’s glue) and, of course, cheesecloth. Use the wire, bottles, balloons and tape to make the body of the ghost. You can use different objects to make odd shapes of the ghosts. Drench the cheesecloth in liquid starch or mix elmer’s glue and water to get the same effect. Gently wring the cloth. Start draping the cheesecloth around the “body” of the ghost, and leave it long enough so it will pool at the bottom and thus the ghosts will be able to “stand”. Preferably you will need at least three layers to get the real ghost effect. Let cheesecloth dry and then gently remove it from the “body”.
  10. Yummy chocolate pudding! Ingredients: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 1/2 cups milk 3 large egg yolks 3 ounce chopped bittersweet chocolate 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Toppings to taste Preparation: 1. Take a saucepan and combine sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Pour in milk, whisk to combine. 2. Heat the mixture and whisk it until mixture comes to a boil, usually around 5 minutes. 3. Place egg yolks in a bowl and beat until light and frothy. Slowly pour in about 1/2 cup hot cocoa mixture and whisk to combine. 4. Slowly pour egg mixture back into saucepan, whisking constantly until pudding-like consistency, usually around 3 minutes. 5. Take off heat and whisk in chocolate, butter, and vanilla until smooth. 6. If mixture looks lumpy at all, strain it through a fine mesh strainer. 7. Pour into a large bowl and place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding. Refrigerate until chilled, usually around 2 hours. 8. Add toppings to taste, but you can never go wrong with some whipped cream.
  11. People are afraid of things they do not understand or if they just find them weird. Addams family and the like certainly qualify for that. Gomez's next venture could be to breed battle flamingos for premium home security. Birds can be deadly when provoked, are fast, fabulous and loud, so they would be perfect security for the kooky and the spooky.
  12. This is a machine to flip pancakes (or other flat food). You have a remote control to press a button. This activates a mechanical bird, who flies up and tips the bones that are sorted into a line, causing a cascading domino effect. They push the rotten food down from a high up shelf to the see-saw, flipping it up. On the other side is a pan with the food, which flips it.
  13. The tombstone is made of dark marble with a hand stick out at the top of the names, parallel to the ground. The hand has a lantern, that is always lit with a candle. The tombstone has the person's name, date of birth and death with "Ooooh, shiny!" written at the bottom.
  14. In one of the boxes titled “failed torture experiments” is a quill. The quill is rather large, almost as big as a grown man’s arm. It is emerald green with gold speckles. The sharp end ends in a metal tip few inches long, which has a ridged middle so the person can grip it better. The soft end ends in a pointed, gilded tip. It seems that someone wanted to use it as a torture device, but it has long since been abandoned if a tiny layer of dust that puffs off when you pick it up has anything to say.
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