Professor Minerva McGonagall|
[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 4 most recent journal entries recorded in
Minerva McGonagall's LiveJournal:
|Tuesday, April 6th, 2004|
|Friday, March 26th, 2004|
|Glorified Babysitter Indeed
If there is one student that will be remembered more vividly than Fred or George Weasley for her shinanigans, it will be Zoe Zonko. Many people don't realize that the proprietor of Zonko's Wizarding Joke Shop is, in fact, a dainty-looking girl from a well-bred family. However, the day I taught young Zoe how to transfigure peppermints into grasshoppers is a day I deeply regret, and I'm sure that Professors Flitwick and Snape would agree that our time spent teaching the promising girl is time we would dearly like back. Zoe is incredibly talented, this is true; she is an expert at small-scale, time-delayed and triggerable transfigurations and charms, and she has mastered the potions necessary not for healing or killing but for creating repulsive odors and eye-bleeding colours.
Zonko's Wizarding Joke Shop now carries Dungbombs in dog product, horse product, cow product, and human product scent varieties. She has also developed furry pairs of scissors that snip around, acting cuddly but cutting the hair of unsuspecting victims. I put an extra wits-scaring hex on the most recent Howler I've sent my dear protege Zoe.
Students, please be aware that all of the aforementioned products are on Mr. Filch's list of prohibited items and are subject to confiscation.
On an unrelated note: Happy belated birthday, Severus. Current Mood: irate
|Friday, July 25th, 2003|
Colwyn Bay is, as always, Colwyn Bay. The weather suits me, and the company suits me. I've no regrets about offering animagi sponsorship; training is going as planned.
My summer travels have been delightful but, ultimately, uneventful. One interesting note: I have been asked to speak at the International Confederation of Wizards Convention this October, an honor that leaves me positively breathless. The topic I will be speaking on is "The Integration of Language Study in the Teaching of Wandwork in Non-Romantic Languages," a topic that has been an area of both personal and scholastic interest to me for some time. Several wizarding schools that don't speak Romantic languages (including Durmstrang Academy of eastern Europe, the Salem Institute of the United States, and the Qing-Jao Conservatory of China) have already begun to integrate Latin into their curriculum, and I'd like to work towards a similar goal at Hogwarts. Had it not been for the rise and fall of You-Know-Who, this goal would have been accomplished years ago, but now that the danger has subsided, the Confederation can focus more on standardization and reform for wizarding schools.
The selection process for next year's prefects, Head Boy, and Head Girl is almost complete, and letters will be mailed out shortly. As a result of various circumstances, several seventh-years may expect to be named prefects, a change that should prove interesting.
Expect letters for school information and supplies shortly. I hope summer is going well for all of you.
|Wednesday, April 30th, 2003|
I'm only posting once in this 'individual' journal, as opposed to the Twisted communities, and that's to let you know that my OOC journal is scottique
. If you're a Twisted kid and keep an OOC journal, leave me a note and let me know, eh? Thanks!