February Fortescue

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  1. February's Journal

    I'm back......for good. Dang, I've missed this place! My dogs are all grown up! Deacon the Terrier and Sherman the Poodle. I'm so inspired by the Olympics, and I, too, have dreams. For the Spring Term, I know I can earn 1500 points, and probably 1700, but I'm going to shoot for 2000. Anyone with me? Hey, never hurts to dream big!
  2. February's Journal

    Scales awarded ~Max
  3. SerpenTimes Ideas

    May I have the Green Team and the Silver Team graphics?
  4. The Unexpected Task - Task 1

    I heard that Fred and George have invented "laughing gas bubbles" and intended to release them on the professors just before the first dance.
  5. The Unexpected Task - Task 2

    Lavender Brown loved all things girly and romantic and really wanted to go to the Yule Ball, but she needed to find a date. She loved Seamus Finnigan's Scottish accent,and she decided he was the boy for her. Seamus, unfortunately, never noticed she had a crush on him, so she decided to make the first move. In Divination class, she passed him a small parchment covered with hearts and roses, showing a moving picture of her giggling face, smiling at him. After class, Seamus sauntered over to her and asked her to be his date for the Yule Ball. She responded to his invitation by kissing him.
  6. February's Journal

    My health issues have been resolved (YES) after several months of a boring yet relaxing lifestyle. I'm going to ease back in to HOL and take it day by day for this term, at the very least. I am now an ice cream free Fortescue! No sugar, very limited dairy. I have a second puppy - a Shih tzu / terrier mix named Deacon He's so adorable. He keeps Sherman on his toes. When they aren't sleeping. they're playing all day long. He's made my life such a joy. Scales awarded ~Max
  7. At approx. midnight HOL time, Monday through Friday, I will post a new trivia question based upon which chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban we are currently reading. If you message me the correct answer within the 24 hours, you will earn 2 scales, for a possible total of 10 scales each week. At the end of the 24 hours, I'll post the answer to the previous day's question. Good luck!
  8. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapter The Knight Bus. Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 6 Aurelia West - 4 Bianca Delacroix - 6 Elena Galatas -4 Maxwell Shadow - 6 Polaris Black - 6 Prof. Amy Lupin - 4 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 6 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 6 Question 3, Chapter 3: How did the muggles explain how the street was blasted half apart? Answer: gas explosion
  9. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapter The Knight Bus. Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 4 Aurelia West - 4 Bianca Delacroix - 4 Elena Galatas -2 Maxwell Shadow - 4 Polaris Black - 4 Prof. Amy Lupin - 4 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 4 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 4 Question 2, Chapter 3: Where was Madam Marsh's destination? Answer: Abergavenny
  10. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapter The Knight Bus. Each correct answer is worth 2 points. Question 1, Chapter 3: What color was the writing on the side of the Knight Bus? Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 2 Aurelia West - 2 Bianca Delacroix - 2 Elena Galatas -2 Maxwell Shadow - 2 Polaris Black - 2 Prof. Amy Lupin - 2 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 2 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 2 Answer: gold
  11. February's Journal

    Poor Sherman has been neutered today. I was told to not feed him. Finally I could stand his heartbroken looks and his threats to eat the dry wall no longer and called the vet's office. "We ask you not feed him because the anesthesia can make him vomit, but it won't put his life at risk." OH! He ate more than half a bowl of dog food and is currently napping. My wall is safe. BINGO is back! More stories! So many are much better writers than I am - maybe they'll contribute more as well. Can't wait to dig in and write columns for SerpenTimes I really love House newspapers, and all of the different options! Three Head Students now, and I think all three are excellent choices Scales awarded ~Max
  12. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapters Owl Post or Aunt Marge's Big Mistake Question 5: While Harry was "scanning the starry sky for a sign of Hedwig," how did he describe the moon? Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 10 Aurelia West - 2 Bianca Delacroix - 8 Elena Galatas - 6 Maxwell Shadow - 10 Polaris Black - 8 Prof. Amy Lupin - 6 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 10 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 10 Answer: golden See you next week for more trivia
  13. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapters Owl Post or Aunt Marge's Big Mistake Question 4: What color was The Monster Book of Monsters? Not the font, but the book itself. Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 8 Bianca Delacroix - 8 Elena Galatas - 4 Maxwell Shadow - 8 Polaris Black - 6 Prof. Amy Lupin - 4 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 8 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 8 Answer: green
  14. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapters Owl Post or Aunt Marge's Big Mistake Question 3: What was Hagrid's birthday gift to Harry? Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 6 Bianca Delacroix - 6 Elena Galatas - 4 Maxwell Shadow - 6 Polaris Black - 4 Prof. Amy Lupin - 4 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 6 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 6 Answer: The Monster Book of Monsters
  15. Aunt Marge's Big Mistake - Task 1

    I'd describe Hogsmeade as a potentially dangerous place where horrible things may happen (which, considering dangerous events seem to happen everywhere, so in a very real way, it's not far from the truth) and that's why a parent or a guardian's signature is needed. Vernon Dursley would sign the slip in no time!
  16. Prisoner of Azkaban Discussion

    Sure, I've read A Child Called It. The man I was dating at the time was a foster child himself and really wanted to meet the author, and he and I were both working towards degrees in Social Work, so we worked hard and raised money and brought Dave Pelzer to our University for a day of lectures. We got to do lunch with him, and Marty got to spent several hours just talking to him. Very interesting man. What he experienced was horrible beyond words, and as an adult, you could tell he still carries lots of baggage. And I agree with you - had Harry Potter been a real person and a regular child, I don't think he'd behave like Harry Potter. But book Harry Potter also had his mother's love protection spell within his own blood, and I think it affected him in a positive way. He knew he was loved, and that made all of the difference That's my opinion, anyway. 1 Scale awarded ~Max
  17. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapters Owl Post or Aunt Marge's Big Mistake Question 2. Which school did the Dursleys tell Aunt Marge Harry attended? Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 4 Bianca Delacroix - 4 Elena Galatas - 2 Maxwell Shadow - 4 Polaris Black - 2 Prof. Amy Lupin - 4 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 4 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 4 Answer: St. Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys
  18. Prisoner of Azkaban Discussion

    Ops - forgot to mention the chapters as well.. I love how long Harry is able to hold his temper before he finally loses it against Marge. Insulting my deceased parents would have done it for me as well, and that send off was hilarious! 1 Scale awarded ~Max
  19. Prisoner of Azkaban Discussion

    I've known people who have sworn their children had personality traits of their deceased parents,even though the child never met the parent. I also have the sense that Harry, along with that scar, also had the feeling, deep down inside, that his mother loved him, and that her protective magic from that night was part of him as well. 2 Scales awarded ~Max
  20. Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia

    From the chapters Owl Post or Aunt Marge's Big Mistake Question 1. What was the name of Aunt Marge's dog? Worth 2 scales Total Scales: Arianna Stonewater - 2 Bianca Delacroix - 2 Elena Galatas - 2 Maxwell Shadow - 2 Prof. Amy Lupin - 2 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 2 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 2 Answer: Ripper
  21. February's Journal

    Finally - the Fall term has arrived! Class wise, I'm taking Animagus 101 Disney Studies: The Classics Norse Myths and Legends Potions for Beginners Theory of Charms I'm thrilled to be Rorey Padfoot's Class Assistant for 2 of her classes Arianna gets to assist one as well. I doubt she'll be disappointed with either of us. I'm even getting to teach 3 classes So honored I was gifted The Marauders and Monsters in Cinema OWLS are coming up. I wonder what the reactions will be when people discover I wrote two of them? Maybe my two won't be used until next term. I have no idea. The Class Committee looks really exciting and I think it's an excellent idea! I'm a Prefect now. Oh my. I'll do my best. Scales awarded ~Max
  22. February's Journal

    Counting the hours until Summer term ends Not that I didn't thoroughly enjoy most of it. Arianna was an amazing partner in Wonderland, and I was so lucky to get to team up with her! I have no idea why we haven't done that sooner. Quidditch was a blast. Will is an excellent team Captain and I had so much fun I seriously considered trying out for the team, and perhaps I will, but right now I have too much going on in the real world I still need to focus on. It felt odd with Scarlet and Max being away - it didn't feel like home. I really missed them. Thank goodness Amy was still here. To me, the most enjoyable part of the Fall and Spring terms are the classes. I love teaching and grading them I don't find that stressful in the least. I'm so excited all three of my classes have been approved, and I've been honored with being Class Assistant for two classes I think I've even chosen the 5 classes I'm going to sign up for.
  23. Pride Banners

    Maybe. When you add the code, make sure there are no spaces at all between anything in the code whatsoever. Sirithre had to add some so the code would appear.