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  1. Sky Alton

    Christmas on the Closed Ward - Task 2

    I think the portraits probably accuse quite short people of losing their legs or feet to vanishing sickness. I think they'd prescribe walking into a pond on which the moon is shining and following the trail of light until the effected areas reappear (or, if the case is too bad for re-appearance to be possible, binding a poultice of demiguise hair to the area to prevent the spread). It's worth noting though that the portraits get bored very easily and have been known to diagnose patches of empty air with a terminal case of vanishing sickness for lack of anyone else to remonstrate with.
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    Christmas on the Closed Ward - Task 1

    I think she would have made a Log Cabin type quilt. Each block in this design traditionally has a reddish square at the centre to represent the hearth (or the heart) of the cabin. There's also some contrast with the sides of the blocks being done in lighter and darker shades. It seems like the kind of design that would appeal to Hermione as it takes some thought but she could also get into a real rhythm; also, the warmth inherent in this design suggests the warmth of the gesture she was trying to make. I'd like to imagine her curled up in front of the Gryffindor fireplace working on it.
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    Sweets Elimination Game

    Cauldron Cakes + Droobles Best Blowing Gum - Droobles Best Blowing Gum - 19 Cauldron Cakes 32
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    Sweets Elimination Game

    Cauldran cakes + Droobles Best Blowing Gum - Droobles Best Blowing Gum 22 Cauldron cakes 29
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    St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries - Task 2

    That an outbreak of some terrible infectious magical disease had broken out and they'd had to quarantine a handful of Gryffindor students least the entire house become infected. I think you'd need to stress how unpleasant an illness it was (both to deal with and to clean up after) and how imperative it was that the High Inquisitor not be struck down. I highly doubt she'd buy it but perhaps if you made it sound like Harry was really suffering and made a huge effort to appeal to her sense of her own importance, it might buy you a few minutes at least.
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    St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries - Task 1

    A window with golden, late evening sun falling through it with heavy drapes drawn back either side. Probably a table with books and papers in the foreground or midground. Maybe a sword on the wall off to one side. I'd want warm colours like reds, golds, creams and browns with maybe some purple and blue here and there as accents.
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    The Eye of the Snake - Task 2

    The thing that always lingers in my mind when I think of this moment is the mistletoe. Not only is it a striking visual reminder of the moment but it's also a representation of how fleeting and seasonal Harry and Cho's attachment ended up being. Mistletoe can only stay vibrant and green for so long once its been cut and I think that's true of the attraction between those two once they stepped beyond admiring each other from afar. Besides.... nargles. It was totally the nargles.
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    The Eye of the Snake - Task 1

    Soul birds are the equivalent in Australia. They are tiny, jewel bright birds that might be mistaken for hummingbirds at first glance. They don't appear to live off anything and only flock very briefly around a place that has seen death. They are darting, joyous creatures but only appear (and sing) to a person who has seen that particular death. In that way, they are even more specific and particular than thestrals.
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    Activity 1: If I Could Delay One Thing

    I would want to delay some of the freedom to relax and enjoy myself. Everyone's totally right in that we get a really crammed period between Christmas and new year (and slightly after) to veg and then nothing at all for so long after. Even if we didn't move one of the holidays (and my vote would be for New Year as delaying Christmas would be ugh with no Thanks Giving as a precursor), I'd like to have some sort of thing mid-way through February where we could rest and eat what we like. It would just give you something to power towards and look forward to. In fact, can we just have one of those periods every 2 months or so? I honestly think it would make everyone so much happier and it would be a great multi-cultural bonding thing because it wouldn't have to be based on any one culture's holiday.
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    Hagrid’s Tale - Task 1

    I think they would have stopped by Chamonix in France as it's near Mont Blanc and there are legends that a small colony of giants once lived there; the landscape might have given them some clues as to how to best approach the giants once they found them. However, it nearly went very wrong when they got caught up in this race the muggles were having on these ridiculously fast metal contraptions with two wheels.
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    Hagrid’s Tale - Task 2

    I agree with everyone else: it's the love of bloodshed and taking what you want that bonds the giants and Death Eaters. I'm really not sure how you could reconcile this with the way The Order operates; while they aren't above needful sacrifice, I don't think any of them truly enjoy it. They might be able to win the giants over by promising them plenty of battle against formidable opponents but I worry where that would end. If they won, then they'd have a lot of very worked up giants and no way to keep them satisfied or to make them go away if they weren't inclined to.
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    The Lion and the Serpent - Task 2

    Weasley can hardly manage not to fall He cannot block the ball at all, That's why the writing's on the wall, Weasley is our king
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    The Lion and the Serpent - Task 1

    I don't know if it's 'good' because I don't really have much to compare it too (I am always nervous, even over the silliest of things). I suppose there is some truth in what Hermione says and Arianna makes a good point about the opposite being worse but for me, nerves are just something you have to push through. I get this every time I have to sing and present at my friend's concerts: I am absolutely petrified all the way through and just winging it, hoping nobody notices. (And like Tarma, the shaking is real on that one)
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    Dumbledore’s Army - Task 2

    I would definitely be drawn to the shiny gadgets at the end of the room. I love objects, particularly interesting devices in peculiar shapes. I would probably have to be dragged away when the meeting actually started and would almost certainly try to take one of the smaller dark detectors to fiddle with while people were talking.
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    Dumbledore’s Army - Task 1

    The room is full of potted plants and magical creatures roaming around, enjoying themselves. At the centre is an armchair with a basket (filled with all sorts of yarns, threads and patterns) and a pile of books beside it. Unfortunately, the niffler already appears to have gone off with the knitting needles and crochet hooks.