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Murray Cowan [ Hufflepuff ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2019, 12:52:57 AM »

Owain Hughes [ Gryffindor ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2019, 05:59:50 PM »

Carey Baisley [ Gryffindor ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2019, 09:34:51 AM »

Jacqueline MacClelland [ Ravenclaw ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2019, 10:21:29 PM »
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Murray Cowan [ Hufflepuff ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2019, 08:16:41 PM »
Murray snorted and raised his head at Owain's whisper that a gladiator pit sounded awesome. "Maybe we should think about adding a gladiator pit into one of the rat race courses... Battle at the end!" the badger exclaimed in a hushed voice, grinning at the Gryffindor. He glanced around to make sure Professor Flitwick wasn't near them, the last thing he needed was to get chastised once more for talking. He leaned back down again and wrote another few lines. His attention was caught by a pincushion that flew a few inches away from his head. Murray instinctively whipped his head around to try to find the source of the flying pincushion, but there were no eyes looking in his direction. He shrugged and turned back to the piece of parchment in front of him.

This was awfully boring.

He welcomed Owain's interruption a few moments later but had to chuckle at his question. "Don't you wink at pretty girls?" Murray asked as soon as Owain had stopped speaking, his voice dripping with mock incredulity. "What's so wrong with Meredith anyway?" he pried, a little curious as to what the younger Gryffindor's opinion of the head girl was. He racked his brain and couldn't remember Meredith ever mentioning Owain in conversation... But perhaps they were cousins or their parents had been friends or something and the topic had never come up? Murray was trying to imagine how Meredith felt being nicknamed 'Merry', and has to suppress a snort. He doubted very much that she wanted that nickname to be public knowledge. His eyes glanced across the room towards the Head Girl.

She was so pretty she was worthy of a few winks.

Owain Hughes [ Gryffindor ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2019, 05:07:12 PM »

Andronicus Lovecraft [ Slytherin ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2019, 11:37:39 PM »
No one would really call Andronicus an academic but there were a few subjects he didn't suck at and Charms happened to be one of them. He spent more time practicing wand magic and charms than he did pretty much any other subjects. He even studied outside of assignments, trying to perfect spells and get better at performing them. It helped with fixing up the brooms on the pitch and honestly with just about everything in every day life. He had always been intrigued by the practical applications of magic and Charms was the gateway to that. The professor always found interesting things for them to do and honestly the lessons were never boring. Someone was always setting something on fire or charming their pants off or something random. It was like every other week some new crazy story about a Charms lesson was circulating in the rumor mill.

Andy looked forward to Charms for more than just the magic too, it was one of the lessons he shared with Jacq and that meant he could sit with her. He always showed up on time, early even sometimes, to those lessons because he didn't want to miss the opportunity to sit next to her. She had a lot more friends than he did so there was always the risk of losing out if he showed up too late and someone else had already sat at her table. Today he was lucky though, as he headed into the room he saw she was sitting alone for now, and he slid into the sit next to her before flashing her a dimpled grin. Saying a quick hello just in time to see the professor bringing things out for the lesson Andy's head tilted sideways as he tried to figure what they were planning to do today.

Mastered might of been a bit of an overstatement but Andronicus had been able to successfully perform the Leviosa charm since early on in his first year. Having a headstart with theoretical lessons at home hadn't hurt but he also liked to think he was a bit of a natural when it came to wand work too. As he rolled his wand back and forth across his desktop anxiously Andronicus grew excited by what they were being challenged to do today. He had dabbled with nonverbal spells but he wasn't the best at it so for now he had decided to try the course out the traditional way. Maybe in a little while he'd attempt something more difficult.

Performing the spell with ease he looped the pillow through the hoops and back a few times, speaking the incantations like they were his native language, but he wasn't exactly challenging himself at all. He'd been levitating things for six years, so despite the fact that he was adept at it, it wasn't exactly anything to be impressed by. He let his pillow fall to his desk as he watched Jacq working on hers without speaking. She was the impressive one, he could barely keep himself from staring most days. Honestly if he hadn't been so worried about making sure he was smart enough to be in her company he'd of probably failed half his lessons by now just because he was so distracted sitting next to her. Before he could manage to tell her how cool it was that she was doing that nonverbally some commotion began behind them and Andy snapped to look. There was always a fifty fifty chance that someone was floating away or turned into a toad so he made sure to pay attention. They should have had to sign waivers just to participate in this class, seriously.

Turning back to the Ravenclaw witch he shrugged his shoulders, "The young one is @Carey Baisley , he's playing for Gryffindor this year. Met him on the pitch in the beginning of term during that pick up game." Andy picked up his pillow and inspected it for any singe marks or left over magic from the boy's wayward spells before starting again. "The kid is kind of a menace actually." Andronicus said with a light hearted chuckle. He was a trouble maker, that was certain. Deciding it was time to try to impress her Andronicus set his pillow down on the desk and cleared his mind. He pointed his wand at the pillow and thought the incantation over and over but it barely budged. Wobbling a bit but never quite picking up off the surface he shrugged a bit. Jacq knew him pretty well, even though they'd been distant for a long while before this term had began, so she'd probably know by now that Charms was his favorite subject. His best subject. He should have been able to at least levitate the pillow non-verbally but maybe he was more distracted sitting next to her than he was willing to admit.

"Think you can show me how you got it to levitate without words?" He asked with a charming puppy dog look attached.
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Carey Baisley [ Gryffindor ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2019, 11:09:58 PM »
« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 11:11:25 PM by Chaw »

Jacqueline MacClelland [ Ravenclaw ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2019, 06:36:29 AM »
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Filius Flitwick [ Board Mod ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2019, 01:02:26 AM »
« Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 01:15:38 AM by Nan »


I could have got rid of the sparklers myself, of course, but I wasn't sure whether or not I had the authority.

Simon Cresswell [ Inactive Character ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2019, 03:02:15 AM »
« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 03:03:55 AM by Nan »


sure, i have my bad days, but then i remember what a cute smile i have

Owain Hughes [ Gryffindor ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »

Andronicus Lovecraft [ Slytherin ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2019, 11:04:22 PM »
Andronicus gave her another charming smirk and a quick shrug when she accused him of being the menace instead. "Surely I have no idea what you mean." He mocked her, chuckling a little before they returned back to their work. Andy had been quite the menace when he was Carey's age, honestly, he was far worse than the Gryffindor could of even imagined really and the Slytherin was doing his best to make amends for his awful ways. He'd spent too long thinking all the wrong things were important instead of listening to his gut. Things like status and wealth and superiority. Poisonous things he's cousin and members of his family tried to infect him with. Luckily it hadn't been too late to change, to fix things, to be a better person and Andronicus was far more committed to the cause now that Jacqueline had given him another chance. He'd nearly lost his best friend and he wasn't going to let it happen again.

The Slytherin gave a chipper little nod and smile toward Carey, that silent type of nod exchanged between wizards that showed respect. Menace or not the Gryffindor had pulled the game together when it was just about to go sideways and Andronicus was thankful for that. He'd showed some real initiative and quite a bit of skill on the pitch that day but Andronicus still remembered what happen during that one lesson last year when a ton of points were lost.

Turning back toward Jacq the sixth year couldn't help but keep eye contact with her as she gave him some instructions. Everything she said was of interest to him but also he found it hard to not stare at her some times. He had to remind himself to nod here and there and not get that dreamy look in his eyes. "Alright, lets see." He said before clearing his throat and turning to look at his pin cushion with a bit of focus. Charms was his best class, he'd been adept at levitation for some time now, but he was finding out it was difficult to focus on anything let alone studies when she was sitting next to him. He took a breath and tried to clear his mind before attempting the spell. His cushion lifted from the table and wobbled quite a bit before he was able to regain control of it. Narrowly he managed to guide it about before turning to grin and her and losing control once more. The cushion plopped down on the table and he shrugged.

He was about to try to say something smooth, something along the lines of she was the reason he'd done well, but then Flitwick cut him off and announced the class was about to be over and ruined the moment. Andronicus sighed silently and hovered his pincushion back to the desk, half temped to accidentally whack someone in the back of the head with it as he did, just for fun, but he had a feeling Jacqueline wouldn't of approved.

"Walk you to your next lesson?" He asked, turning toward the Ravenclaw as he gathered up his things.

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Benny Rivera [ Inactive Character ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2019, 11:13:06 PM »
For a moment Benny managed to forget that he was homesick and felt weird in this new school because finally being able to do magic made it totally worth it. Growing up magical definitely had it's perks but it could also be quite annoying at times, especially when his cousins started bragging about all the things they could do that he wasn't old enough to do. Now he was finally able to start learning and he was trying to keep that in mind when it came time to study. Especially when it came time for the really boring lessons like potions and muggle studies.

The youngling continued to try his best at getting his pin cushion to float and he was proud when he was able to keep it mid air for a good three seconds. It was a triumph in his mind and he was quick to celebrate his own little success. Dancing a little to the music that was always playing in his head the little Gryffindor was actually a little bit sad when the professor said it was time end the lesson.

At least until he realized he had a free period after this and that meant he could go and get snacks from the Great Hall.

But only if he hurried, someone always ate the last of the bat cakes before he got there, so he had to get a move on. In a rush and not minding his magic the first year quickly whipped his wand toward the front of the class to put away his pillow. Naturally he had assumed it would just work, like a twelve year old would, but of course it didn't. The pillow flew toward the front of the room with way more speed than needed and smacked against the wall with a hard thud.

Honestly it might of even hit a student or two on its way up there, Benny didn't know, because he was already ducking out of the class and headed for the snacks.

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Phillip Donnelly [ Ravenclaw ]
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Re: put a pin in it [open; all years]
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2019, 11:21:48 PM »
Why was every lesson such a hassle? Could no one just do their work and fork off? Phillip huffed to himself, silently rolling over various curse words and irritations as he watched his pin cushion do loops through the little obstacle course. He hated classes, they were always full more drama than they were learning and Charms in particular often ended in some kind of catastrophe. As he guided his pin cushion through the next hoop his mind began to mull over the fact that there happened to be quite a lot of disasters in classes. Sure he assumed there was always a bit of inherent risk when teaching hormone riddled teenagers high on pumpkin pasties how to perform spells but sometimes it seemed a bit more out of control than it should of been.

Honestly Hogwarts was really dangerous.

Even this last term, which had been boring comparative to others he'd experienced, had still been far from safe. They teach them how to turn each other into frogs, how to swim with out drowning (mostly), how to pluck the leaves off dangerous plants without being stung, and literally let them fly around a hundred feet off the ground whacking at each other with bats. How as this a school?

Phillip was counting the days until he was out of here forever and there were still way too many days left.

Despite being quite intelligent (more so than his classmates, according to him) Phillip was far from an academic. He didn't care about his grades or getting praise from the professor or any of that. He did the bare minimum despite being able to understand most concepts quickly because that was all that was needed for graduation. He didn't need honors or special exam scores, he didn't care about any of that, he just needed to graduate.

When told it was time for the lesson to be over Phillip let his pincushion fall to the floor in front of his desk, grabbed his book bag, and ducked out of the room quickly. Mentally ticking one more hour off the countdown until he could leave these halls in his broomdust.

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« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 11:22:21 PM by Samm »
i'm holding on,  why is everything so heavy?
holding on, so much more than I can carry.

i keep dragging around what's bringing me down.
if i just let go, i'd be set free.

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