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How To Hold A Wand: 101

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Hamish wasn't one for the spotlight or any sort of unwarranted attention directed his way. He tried to shrink into himself, shoulders slouching as the girl rushed to apologise to him averting steely blue eyes to the ground in a pitiful attempt to avoid her guilt ridden features.

 

"S'fine." It wasn't but Hamish had never been one to direct his temper at a girl. That sort of behavior would certainly get him a verbal tongue lashing from his mother.

 

The scrawny boy gave a resigned sigh "I know you wasn't trying to do it purposefully. Was an accident, right?" Ham mumbled, only looking up when Mrs Brom reprimanded him kindly and levitated another wand in front of his face. His cheeks staining pink as he gruffly snatched the wand from the air.

 

Glancing at Skulking away with shoulders still slumped, Hamish moved to the edge of the group. There was safety in keeping his distance, right?

 

 

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Disregard. Posted too early. please delete?


Edited by Everly Cantrell

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Edie had already purchased her real wand from Ollivander's, but it was safely tucked away in her parents' wardrobe for now. It wasn't really to protect it from Edie, but rather her inquisitive sisters who had been begging to try it out ever since Edie and her parents had returned from Diagon Alley. As far as the Lamberts knew, none of her sisters even showed the slightest hint of magical ability so who knew what the repercussions to letting them fool around with such equipment could be.

 

In fact, the eleven-year-old was glad to have a lesson on wand holding. She'd managed to produce something magnificent enough in the shop, yes, but Edie was still incredibly nervous that she wasn't going to be able to get more than wisps from its tip when it came to lessons at Hogwarts. Perhaps as long as she could get through this exercise without dropping her stick, it would bode well.

 

She slipped in between a pair of her classmates and extended her right hand upwards, keeping her elbow loose but her fingertips firm. Of course, as soon as she prodded in the direction of a bubble, the twig tumbled downwards towards the floor. "Oh, snot," she huffed, adopting her older sister's favourite exclamation. "Come on Edie," she said to herself quietly, and aimed at a bubble not too far away.

 

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“Pourquoi,” Ev groaned when a boy left the majority of the group and encroached upon the edge Ev had assumed for himself. The bubbles were few and far in between, needing time to escape the inner crowd to float near where Ev waited; the rest of the lot looked the type to scramble for snacks in a unruly herd. Now, he had competition. After popping the one bubble nearby, he expressed his annoyance.

 

“Can’t be two outsiders,” he addressed the newcomer. “Now, we’re just the outer line of the main group.” Disgruntled, Ev shuffled a little further away, knowing full well, he was severely limiting his chances for an afternoon sweet treat.

 

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Would it be wrong to reinstate nap time after the wand training? Mostly for her own benefit, naturally. Being a mother of eight meant she used to spend her days wearing her spawn down with games and tasks. This job, while the numbers were greater and she couldn't use magic to discipline any of the little ones, wasn't much different.

 

"Well done, everyone! Keep up the good form!" She beamed, while softly sending a gust of wind to force the sluggish lot to perk up a smidge.

 

 

 

 

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PREVIOUS NUMBERS GUESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 50, 51, 53, 60, 64, 66, 67, 72, 73, 77, 81, 82, 87, 96, 99

 

Everly Cantrell won Karaoke Licorice and a Hippogriff Plushie!

Hamish Lundy won Jelly Slugs!

Edie Lambert won a bag of Bertie Botts!

 

 

 

**Everyone that has participated up to this point should have a Licorice Wand waiting for them in their shop. Please message me if that is not the case! :wub:**

 

Reminder that you can join in at any time. Still over TWENTY PRIZES to be won, so keep popping!

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After a few minutes, Rolland realized that watching people pop bubbles would be more entertaining than popping bubbles himself. He stood within the group, in order not to draw attention to himself, and watched the madness unfold. It was obvious that this activity was not well thought out…

 

C’mon, you give a kid a pokey object and you expect them NOT to poke people? Rolland managed to dodge the foam, and the students in action. Eventually he grew bored and began waving his wand around aimlessly, if you can’t beat them… join them? “Wish the targets were more exciting…”

 

Perhaps if it involved some fake wands that could be enchanted to shoot harmless sparks at things, it would make things more enjoyable. Right now he felt like this activity was sort of demeaning… a dog could pop bubbles with a stick.

 

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The movements felt repetitive but she kept on, swish and flick, poking the bubbles with more force than necessary. It was difficult not to be annoyed by the whole thing as she rolled her eyes. Why weren't more people as bored with this as she was? It didn't make any sense to the blonde that they seemed to actually be enjoying it. Didn't they realize how pointless it all was? Celeste wanted to be doing something fun, maybe flicking through the pages of her latest issue of witch weekly instead.

"Could always go poke someone in the eye?" She commented as she overheard the boy. That might be more exciting.. even if it wasn't technically a new target.

 

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Edie winced when she heard a girl nearby suggest poking someone in the eye. That would be very painful, she was sure. Having experienced many a close shave with paintbrushes and her eyes when she would get too engrossed in her work, the girl now made a special effort to keep her distance from the classmates surrounding her.

 

Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said for her peers, and before long Edie felt the unmistakable prod of a twig into the back of her head. "Ow!" she muttered and rubbed it hard. She didn't want the culprit to feel too bad though, so she resisted the bubbling urge to turn on the spot and glare at them. Her head was bubble shaped, after all.

 

She took a breath and focussed. This was going to be the foundation of her magical education! If you couldn't aim a wand then you'd be pretty scuppered at Hogwarts.

 

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He wasn’t expecting a reply to his comment, he hadn’t really aimed it at anybody. The responder was a blonde girl who looked to be as bored as he felt. Her suggestion wasn’t an original one, seeing as so many other people were already poking about, but it was the only answer he had received. Rolland looked over at his classmate who was actually participating in the activity and for some reason felt compelled to follow through with her suggestion.

 

“Why not…” he sighed, and stuck his stick in the middle of the group, not really aiming for an eye. He made contact quickly with another student. A girl. He had just struck a girl on the head with his stick. He winced as he realized that this had not been a very good idea. He quickly followed with an apology and a lame excuse, “Sorry…. Wasn’t aiming!” he tried with as much sincerity as he could muster, “Are you alright?” he asked.

 

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His luck on the outskirts of the group had paid off but not very handsomely. Licorice was fine enough on its own, but to sing for a stick of sugar? The cost was too great. He stuffed the plushie into his pocket, deep, deeeeep, down into his pocket, not wanting any of his classmates to know he maybe sort of liked a plushie. His tongue still yearned for decent sugar so back to popping bubbles he went, eyeing the other kids to merely maintain his distance.

Until entertainment happened.

 

“Ohhh, violence. Nice,” he commented, but then the hittee apologized. “Oh, boo.”

 

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It may not have been the most original idea, but it would be more fun than poking bubbles. At least, Celeste thought so. She was quite looking forward to seeing it actually happen, so.. she was pleased when the boy seemed to follow through. Except.. too bad he couldn't have had better aim. It was disappointing when he didn't hit the mark but then.. he made it worse with an apology. Why did he go and ruin it? If they said yes, she hoped he'd do it again.. maybe get it right this time.

 

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"Try your hand at dodging a passing bubble and poking it from behind! It could come in handy outside of the chamber to have some extra agility." Not that Martha was encouraging dueling outside of the chamber...

 

Mrs. Brom couldn't see much of anything and she honestly didn't know if that was a good thing or a bad thing. Dozen upon dozens of suds swirled around her. She caught a glimpse of a youngster's hand or heard someone cry out in pain. She had given up on reminding the children to aim their twigs only at the bubbles; it was futile. At least she knew that in the future she would have to charm the pieces of wood to crumble if used improperly.

 

In the hopes of clearing the air, Martha summoned another round of wind. It worked...sort of. Small, child size, cyclones of bubbles began to form. Cooley the instructor called out, "Remember what I suggested about dodging, then!"

 

 

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PREVIOUS NUMBERS GUESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22,23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 60, 64, 66, 67, 68 70, 71. 72, 73, 77, 81, 82, 87, 88. 90, 96, 98, 99

 

Celeste Ferrantil won Pizie Sticks, Bertie Botts, and Honeydukes Fudge!

Rolland Royce won Pizie Sticks and a Hippogriff Plushie!

Edie Lambert won Chocolate Frogs!

Everly Cantrell won Honeydukes Fudge!

 

Are there still prizes? Yes. Can you still join? Absolutely. Is this the game that never ends? Possibly.


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He had expected a response, or acknowledgement that she had understood or at least accepted his apology… instead he got very unhelpful comments from the peanut gallery. Rolland had nothing to prove to the boy or girl for that matter, his actions had spurred purely from boredom. He scratched his head, unsure of what to do next. Maybe he should have stuck to doing completely nothing at all… This technically was all Mrs. Brom’s fault! Not wanting to make a scene he dropped his ‘wand’, and decided that this would be a good time for a potty break. “Whatevs, I’m going to the loo…” and with that he made his exit.

 

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Honestly, Edie had been so focussed on not reacting to the short tap on her head, that she didn't hear Rolland's apology until it was much too late to respond without looking like a weirdo. So look like a weirdo she would.

 

Just as he was about to walk away Edie called after him, "Oh, no I'm fine… you don't have to stop," she looked at his 'wand' dropped forlornly on the ground as if it was just any old stick. She sighed, dropping her own arm and knocking a few of the newly formed bubbles as it went. Apparently now dodging was part of the activity too. Edie had never been much of an athlete, her hand-eye co-ordination left a lot to be desired.

 

Hoping that she wouldn't find herself on the sharp end of a stick again any time soon, Edie just shuffled out of the way of those around her and poked at a few bubbles. The whole activity was beginning to lose its charm.

 

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Smiling and thinking outside the box she leaped into the water in the center and attacked the bubbles from behind and going at it with the same determination she did before shouting ,"Have at thee foul bubbles meet the deadly wand of Master Witch Gittins, and farmer extraordinary!"

 

Splashing she goes at the enemy not minding she gets wet doing so at least no one would expect her to do that. Of course its not exactly what the teacher said but it should work.

 

"Okay this isn't subtle but it seems to work and you didn't expect me to do that but I'm behind most of the bubbles therefore getting them in the back barring a few turning to me.," she swishes with the skills she showed before.

 

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“To the loo? That’s boring,” Ev grumbled when the one kid he’d been relying on for more entertainment dropped his stick and left the group, even when his victim told him he didn’t have to go. The girl nearest it just eyed it. What was she waiting for? The stick to tell her to pick it up?

 

“Well, if you won’t, I will,” he declared as he stepped forward to claim it from the ground. Now armed with two sticks, he had improved his chances of even more sweets to stash under his mattress. Reluctant in the beginning to join, Ev found the more sweets and winnings he earned, the more he yearned for more. Pop. Pop

 

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Tem was surprised when a wand like twig appeared to hover in front of him. He watched as Natalie demonstrated the proper way to hold a wand. He grasped the twig and copied her movement with precision.

 

When the others started to win prizes, Tem finally joined in and hoped he will win some prizes too. He started to poke at the bubbles gleefully.

 

Pop! pop!

 

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"Distractions happen all of the time within the dueling chambers at Hogwarts. It may be an older student's spell or something as simple as the snack table being restocked. Anything that diverts your attention from your opponent risks your chance of winning. Now, on the platform it won't matter as much as that's part of the learning process, but what about later on? Should there be a dangerous situation, you'll need to maintain your focus on everything around you. Now it's nothing to worry yourself over just yet but I do encourage you to keep that in mind. Awareness is critical when dealing with magic." What was that? Was Martha actually turning fun into a full blown lesson? Merlin, she must be getting old.

 

To help prove her point, Mar flicked her wand and turned patches of the ground into ice. The children would have to watch where they were stepping when they poked at the bubbles. Or, you know, heading to the loo.

 

 

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PREVIOUS NUMBERS GUESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, , 59, 60, 64, 66, 67, 68 70, 71. 72, 73, 77, 80, 81, 82, 87, 88. 90, 92, 96, 98, 99

 

Temur Camdenl won Sugar Quills!

Rolland Royce won Chocolate Frogs!

Edie Lambert won Ice Mice!

Heulwen Gittins won Karaoke Licorice!

 

 

 

Please remember that if you've won 3 prizes you are no longer eligible for more, but you're still welcome to RP and interact with your classmates.There are 30 unclaimed numbers which means we're down to the last 15 posters! And, you guessed it!, still prizes to be won!


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Juniper thought she was doing pretty good for herself—Popping bubbles, dodging bodies, side-stepping flicking twigs, and occasionally poking a classmate or two at their fleshy areas for good measure. It was pretty fun, until it got dull. There were only so many body parts (and bubbles) you could prod with a stick before it got repetitive and mundane. Sure, the weather was perfect for this kind of activity, but who was she kidding really? She'd kill for a nice cold, glass of bandung* right now.

 

Speaking of cold, the ground beneath her feet started to frost and ice over but Juniper was too lost in her thoughts to actually take heed.

 

She was wondering where she could get ingredients for the icy cold pink drink before heading home as she lunged to poke a passing bubble. Pop! Gotcha! Her moment of triumph was short-lived though! The next thing she knew, her feet was sliding and her arms were flailing to steady herself, "Whoooaaaaaa! What the—?!" Juniper wrinkled her nose at cold ground her feet was stepping on and carefully stepped away from it. Ugh. What a waste of a perfectly good day! Ruining it with frost and cold!

 

Ever since moving to the UK, she still hasn't gotten used to the cold seasons. Juniper involuntarily shivered—At least she got that bubble.

 

Pop! Pop!

 

And caught a couple more—with vengeance.

 

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*A drink popular in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei that consists of evaporated milk with rose cordial syrup, giving a pink colour, perfect for hot weather.

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"I thought the Ministry had professionals to counter dangers, wouldn't it be wiser for a typical witch or wizard to flee over fight?," Heulwen said as she did the lesson the cold itself not bothering her.

 

Heulwen continued her attack and moving and got a few then she stepped onto a frost patch with dripping water and wet feet, her legs flew out from under her and she fell. Well fell and her head with a crack landing on the side of the fountain as the last thing she felt was pain and it all went black.

 

The girl went limp, arm dropping the stick as she rolled off the side of the fountain onto the ground not moving, but still breathing, a nasty cut on her face and a lot of nasty bruising and bleeding and well she isn't looking good at all. Fortunately she does come to, well enough to start crying and seeing doubles of everything with one eye red where she landed face first into concrete and is realizing she is bleeding isn't happy at all.

 

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Tem was jubilant when he won the sugar quills.  He decided to try to poke a few more bubbles to see whether he could win more prizes.

 

Pop! went a bubble that was floating lazily in front of his face.

 

When the patches of ground turned into ice, Tem was unprepared for it. He slipped on a patch of ice and somersaulted to land flat on his back. He got up slowly from the ground, balancing carefully on the slippery patch of ground and retrieved his twig "wand". His body was feeling sore where he hit the ground and he decided to be more prepared for unexpected occurences in future. 

 

As he was still seeing stars in his vision, another bubble hovered nearby and he quickly popped it.  Pop!

 

Hopefully these two bubbles contained prizes but even if they didn't, he had learned the lesson: Be prepared for anything. 

 

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Edited by Temur Camden

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Running around wildly, slipping every which way, and jabbing savagely seemed to take a toll on Griffin's accuracy.  His laughter was roaring as his concentration wasn't on popping the nearest and easiest bubble, rather targeting one a little ways a way and darting towards it; sliding if need be.  As the eleven year old raced forward, he lost concentration of his feet's placement while approaching a specific bubble that he had chosen to eliminate.  Suddenly his legs we're kicked out from underneath him as if by an invisible rope.  His momentum has caused him to end up flat on his back just a meter shy of his targeted bubble.  

 

Laughing even harder than before, the boy laid for a moment with his eyes closed and enjoyed the cooling feeling of his surroundings.  Opening his bright blue eyes, Fin noticed directly above him two bubbles that we're moving at a slower pace.  Without hesitation Fin reached straight upwards with his wand and shouted "Hey-ya!"  POP! The first bubble popped and dissipated as the hyperactive boy jumped up to his feet to chase after another bubble, only to slide off balance again.  This time managing to stay on his feet, he managed to thrust his arm forward from an awkward angle and directly into the center of another bubble POP! 

 

Having the grandest of times, Fin stopped to enjoy the surroundings of his class mates still chasing a frenzy of bubbles around the yard with a huge smile on his face.

 

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