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  1. What's new in this club
  2. Hi all, Apologies for being absent again this past year. In light of there being a lack of management in this club, I believe it might be best to put a halt on official activities until I feel completely ready to manage it with full commitment again. I want to avoid promising and not delivering. However, this by no means that I intend to stop facilitating your character's love for CoMc. If you wish to internship with a creature, please do not hesitate to PM me. We can arrange something personally between us. I will also PM active students from VH38 and discuss about shop items as rewards for what they did last year Any questions, please do not hesitate to PM me ^^ Thank you everyone for all the support these past few years! P.S. If there is a student who is keen on helping out with management, maybe we can also work something out! Qin
  3. Stella Peabody

    The Business of Swearing Ferrets

    Post Five 121 words After taking diligent notes on the interactions between the jarvey and the gnome, Stella hadn't gleaned much other than a few curse words she had never heard before. She didn't dare risk releasing the gnome in the aviary, as the swearing ferret seemed intent on devouring the poor little chap. "No, no, no, little fellow. Why don't you find a nice vole, or something?" But the jarvey was fixated on the gnome, making Stella wonder whether jarveys had been conditioned to prefer gnomes as prey, because humans so often rewarded them for hunting the common garden pests. Or perhaps he was just a single-minded creature who wanted whatever food was in front of him. Perhaps a subject for a future experiment.
  4. Alvis Anderson

    Sorry for Jarvey Rocking

    Jarvey #5 WC: 216 Humane was not a word the wizarding world seemed to have in it's vocabulary, the whole view on werewolves proved this to Alvis, yet he was going to try his hand at a humane way of pest control using a fleet of Jarveys, the whole point was having a Jarvey patrol your garden or ground every few hours a day, would deter pests like gnomes and other wizarding garden invaders. Those whom didn't scurry away in fear from a sent trail or seeing the ferret like beast would end up as dinner for their hard work and keep the Jarvey exercised and well nourished without any coin cost at all. Only problem Alvis had was the language! Not that the Jarvey had trouble communicating and understanding what the lion wanted him to do, more the fact how it blurted out rude or crude profanities every so often and Alvis didn't think his scheme would take off when most of his clientele would have children or not want to hear such things every few hours in a day! However he was sure @Professor Qin might find his research useful as a night time precaution as well as for the holidays when pests might try to venture into the green houses or grounds while no one was around!
  5. Alvis Anderson

    Sorry for Jarvey Rocking

    Jarvey #4 WC: 180 Any body worth their salt would have taken safety measures during the time with a creature that had sharp teeth and claws but this lion didn't see a problem with a Jarvey bite or scratch, there might be a trip to the hospital wing if the wee beastie took a good chunk of flesh but Alvis was not really that concerned, one he was a dreamy student and didn't hold much in wishy washy details and second he felt a mammal in the muggle world liked contact to truly get a bond, this was Alvis' main aim for this year, you couldn't really get such a bond with a fish! Over time the two made a pact of friendship as well as a strong workable contact, slow and steady gaining one an others trust Alvis had a well worked out program to maybe someday have a scheme to have a Jarvey empire of pest control. His fishery idea proved to be a good starting point but he was working on to small a scale for it to run well enough.
  6. Alvis Anderson

    Sorry for Jarvey Rocking

    Jarvey #3 WC: 126 ''Pig Dog!'' the Jarvey spat out as it retreated from giving the lion a nip, was it Alvis or did the creature look happy about this statement. If he hadn't read up on the wee beastie surely he would have took offence and probably called it a day, yet finding every scrap of information he could, Alvis knew this to be more like a welcoming or trusting complement then a fear or spite tactic. ''Howdy doodley do to you and all little git!'' He replied with a great big cheesy Cheshire cat grin on his face. Holding his hand still, he was going to try and see if it was possible to get a stroke on the creature, starting out with a tickle behind the ear!
  7. Stella Peabody

    The Business of Swearing Ferrets

    Post Four 134 words On second thought, Stella hadn't exactly worked out how she was going to control the variables in her experiment. The jarvey and the gnome both already knew how to speak, and were now engaged in an angry tirade of curses, vaguely addressed to either the other creature or the world at large. It certainly wasn't a conversation by any definition of the word, as neither species was capable of intelligent speech. They were clearly mimicking speech they had heard elsewhere, like parrots. But where had they first heard it? The two creatures did share a common vocabulary, and the Slytherin was shocked to find that they both knew some immensely creative swears, rare combinations that implied a shared source. Unfortunately, she didn't think her current experiment could hope to answer her initial research question.
  8. Stella Peabody

    The Business of Swearing Ferrets

    Post Three 106 words Stella was curious about the relationship between jarveys and garden gnomes. On the one hand, the jarveys were the natural predators of the gnomes, and were much more efficient (although vicious) at degnoming gardens than most of wizards' alternative, more humane methods. On the other hand, both species were capable of human speech, to a certain extent. Did they converse? Did jarveys teach gnomes to swear, or vice versa? She was going to try her best to find out. Or at least to make some interesting observations, even if she wasn't going to solve the eternal question of who swore first, the jarvey or the gnome?
  9. Stella Peabody

    The Business of Swearing Ferrets

    Post Two 122 words Stella busied herself readying her research area, removing her notebook, quill, ink, and a pair of garden gloves from her bag and tidying them neatly on a table. The gloves were to prevent the jarvey from biting her fingers. She was already wearing long sleeves and sturdy shoes, as jarveys were prone to nipping at the arms and ankles of humans. Finally, she retrieved from her bag a wriggling garden gnome, which she had captured on the Hogwarts grounds. "Geroff me!" the gnome protested when Stella secured him in a cage. "Believe me, little friend, it's for your own safety," Stella assured him, setting him down next to the jarvey, who sized up its prey with a malevolent glint in its eye.
  10. Post One 118 words Stella arrived at the aviary ready to conquer jarveys. She had learned many valuable lessons about conducting original research last year with her niffler project, and was confident in her ability to design an even better experiment this year. She had read all she could about jarveys and their close relative the ferret. She knew that a group of ferrets was called a business, and that jarveys were essentially sharp-toothed ferrets who lived underground and cursed like sailors. "Hello!" she greeted the jarvey in its burrow with a friendly wave, ignoring its greeting inviting her to "bugger off." After all her research, she knew that was akin to a hello and a polite bow, coming from a jarvey.
  11. Alvis Anderson

    Sorry for Jarvey Rocking

    Jarvey #2 WC: 310 Now last year Alvis had been rather scientific when it came to his intern but this year seeing as the new creature was a bit of a potty mouth and rather a sporadic beast, so he went with a more non static style. Just like last year the Professor was on hand to give the lion some advise and for him to ask any questions before he was set loose on his adventure, ''I'll keep my eye on the little beasty! Maybe a shower charm might work if he starts when the younger students are near by.'' He contemplated for a moment and then asked about what kind of food and habitat the Jarvey would need, although brief the professor gave him a very rough outline about the Jarvey as not to spoil the surprises and fun of learning about the creature. So to start with Alvis tried to earn the trust of his new project, first things first Alvis had to choose a name of cause and he finally came round to '' I'll call you Rascal! Seeing as you have a bit of a potty mouth.'' Right then getting the trust of Rascal, going on his own experience with animals and himself food was often the best way to get to any ones heart. So looking through the small list of possible likes for the Jarvey, Alvis plumed for a nice white mouse even if he shivered at the sight of it but over the past three years Alvis had come accustomed to handling mice in transfiguration lessons. Laying it on the floor beside him, the lion waited for Rascal to come near enough for him to place the back of his hand near to the face of the Jarvey. At first he gave a little jump but soon sniffed and then gave it a quick nip of affection.
  12. Professor Qin

    Sorry for Jarvey Rocking

    If Qin were completely honest, she wasn’t sure if a Jarvey was the best creature for an internship. While it wasn’t as dangerous as most of the magical creatures, its speech was…well. And there it went. The professor signed and briefly contemplated using a silencing charm. But if she did, it was no better than a normal Jarvey and it would defeat the purpose of the whole internship. Granted, she wasn’t even sure if a normal silencing charm would work on the Jarvey, given its special traits. In any case, she’d let Alvis make the discoveries on his own. “The Jarvey is a feisty little creature.” The professor admitted with a scratch of her head. “And while it isn’t quite dangerous, it can also be quite the handful…. Please make sure it doesn’t go near the younger year students. I really don’t want to be blamed for them picking up any kind of foul language.” Life of a professor. Sighs. “Do you have any questions or concerns regarding the Jarvey?” (Sorry for the lateness! I just got a new job irl and have been busy settling in <3)
  13. Creature Feature 3nd year Jarvey #1 WC: 311 Not only had Alvis singed back up for the internship this year but he'd also taken Care of magical creatures lessons to. Having spent last year looking after a Plimpy, he couldn't wait to get stuck back into things especially as it seemed he wouldn't be hanging out around or in the lake this year ( Spending a lot of last year wet meant a great deal of time having to dry out his clothes over night AKA the house elves did!) So as he approached the professor, who had the new creature to show him, His mouth fell open for a second and then he looked some what puzzled, a large furrow appeared on his brow, ''Erm, @Professor Qin, is that a Ferret? Are they magical?'' Knowing from television shows and petting zoos a small amount about the muggle wild / pet, he wasn't quite sure why he was being given one to study. Next thing Alvis was very surprised to hear something rather rude, was it the professor? ''Sorry professor what was that?'' After a moment and before any explanation came his way, the same voice spoke and was it coming from the ferret? ''OH, OH BLUEBERRIES! It talks?!'' In surprise Alvis clamped his hands to the side of his head and then bent down to take a closer look at the creature, ''Oi, no nee to be rude alright? Oh it is a bit bigger then any ferret I've ever seen. Rather ruder ta-boot.'' Next thing Alvis knew was a fury face, teeth bared zooming towards his nose but being rather quick with his reflexes as well as aware of creature behaviour, he'd already moved aside and gave a stern look and scolding to the creature, ''OI that's enough! Let's be friends.'' and he held out a tasty looking slither of meat he'd brought from the great hall after lunch. (Feel free to post away professor!)
  14. Post#1 There were two reasons Sabine had chosen to study Nifflers as part of her Care of Magical Creatures internship. The first was fairly obvious. Despite the reality of them being quite challenging to look after – given their affinity for laying their hands on anything that resembled treasure…well…they looked really, really, really cute. The second reason was known to a few professors and even fewer students. It was due to Sabine’s fascination with early twentieth century magic, magic in the USA and – if you joined the two together – her interest in the life and work of Newt Scamander. Unlike the creature she was going to care for, Newt’s Niffler was rescued – and they seemed to live a symbiotic relationship of mutual benefit, but not one without challenges. Thankfully there were no jewellery shops at Hogwarts, but Sabine knew she could not trust the Niffler around anything valuable. Yes, they were effectively tamed – but their natural gathering instincts could not be eradicated. She’d already been warned to remove any jewellery before she was introduced to the Niffler – not that Sabine wore any. So, she bounded down the steps of the castle and towards the barn where she had been told the Nifflers were housed. She wondered if he was a he, or a she. She also wondered if he (or she) had a name, and if not, might she choose one. If she had a Niffler, she’d call it Brina. For Brina was Italian for Frost.
  15. Professor Qin

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

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  16. Takeru Satou

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: Working with a kneazle would be great :3 if not, Ramora If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Ramora XXX: Crup XXXX: Kappa XXXXX: Manticore
  17. Kay Wickham

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: I would very much like another go with the Clabbert! If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Ramora XXX: Red Cap XXXX: Griffin XXXXX: Manticore
  18. Professor Qin

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

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  19. Professor Qin

    Introduction

    CREATURE OF YEAR APPROVALS Every year, you can choose one creature to really really focus on in your RPs. This requires approval from me - usually to make sure it is year-appropriate and plausible ICly. Qin doesn't have a stockpile of creatures hiding somewhere XD If you would like your creature to be approved, post here. @Sophia Hunter & @Ethan Smith: Blasted-Ended Skrewt. You'll have to go hunting in the forbidden forest for your specimen! @Alvis Anderson & @Stella Peabody: Jarvey. I have one in my aviary. @Julian Pritchard & @Takeru Satou: Kneazle. I recommend Hogsmeade. They should have some strays about.) @Avery Potter & @Alecia Yates: Unicorn. The ones in the forbidden forests are fairly skittish so I'll recommend making periodic trips to a unicorn sanctuary instead. I will authorise those weekend trips! @Eli Benoit: I will 'rent' one from a fellow magizoologist. It will be housed in the small creatures barn. @Sabine Frost: Niffler. Perhaps PM @Nyx for assistance? But any further arrangements is up to both of you! @Aiden Hunter: Dugbog. You will be given a tank of 2 dugbogs for your internship. @Kay Wickham: Clabbert. A small area in the aviary is sectioned out for small amphibians. It is in a different area because I am sure my birds would love a bite out of that Clabbert.
  20. Aiden Hunter

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: Dugbog If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Clabbert XXX: Billywig XXXX: Runespoor XXXXX: Lethifold
  21. Sabine Frost

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: Niffler If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Augurey XXX: Red Cap XXXX: Griffin XXXXX: Manticore
  22. Eli Benoit

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: Porlock If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Puffskein XXX: Sea Serpent XXXX: Hidebehind XXXXX: Lethifold
  23. VH 38/VH39 Club Prize Claims Hello all! Since shops are finally back, I can offer shop items in exchange for your participation. This renders notebooks unnecessary as you can prove your participation as you claim shop items. More shop items to be added soon! *Only 7th Year VH38 students can send their prizes to their alters. PM me the form in cases like these! Prize Points Needed Hippogriff Plushie 50 From Egg to Inferno 40 Finicky Familiars & How Not to Kill Them 45 Fireplace In a Jar 55 Chameleon Skin Gloves 50 Bruise-Remover Paste 5 Dungbombs 10 Phoenix Feather/Macaw/Peacock Quill 20 Decoy Detonator 60 Spectrespecs 25 Two-Way Mirror Set 100 Winter Boots 150 Shield Cloak 170 Invisibility Potion 250 Wand Holster 100 CLUB ACTIVITIES & POINTS This is the list of possible activities and the points you gain for each of them! More to come when I have my thinking cap on. RP about your creature (at least 5 posts of 100 words each) > 50 points Mention your creature in any other thread where the creature is not the main focus > 5 points RP in the club expedition (at least 2 posts) > 20 points. +5 points per additional post RP in one of the 'Creature of the Month' Club Activities 5 points per post regardless of WC 10 points per post if you are the student host RP losing your creature (Thank you @Damien Belizaire) > - 100 points Take on one of Qin's IC duties. These are assistant-type activities/ creature-related chores for the creatures she cares for full-time in Hogwarts. You can use them as prompts for other RPs. > 5 points/mention OR 50 points/thread (at least 5 posts of 100 words each) Feed/Care/Interact with the Hippogriffs. The big grey one is called @Sableplume. Catch critters for Qin's birds. You can go for the Flitterbys. They are her ice phoenix's favourite snack. Catch/capture any creature that may be present on Hogwarts grounds. This will be for study purposes. If it is in the forest, PM me for IC permission. Conduct research for Qin on any creature that is not your chosen creature of the year. Exterminate the doxies in any dusty room in the castle. Feed the kitties/kneazles/pets that roam around Hogwarts. Bring a hurt creature to Qin and get it healed. @ me wherever you choose to RP this. Points earned in VH38 would be treated as VH38's prizes. Same goes for VH39. Form Name: Points Earned: Links to Threads For Points Earned: Points Left:
  24. Stella Peabody

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: Jarvey If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Augurey XXX: Nogtail XXXX: Runespoor XXXXX: Manticore
  25. Alecia Yates

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: Unicorns If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Puffskein XXX: Crup XXXX: Griffin XXXXX: Blast-Ended Skrewt
  26. Avery Potter

    VH 39 APPLICATIONS

    I'm a Creature Enthusiast! APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS If you want an internship, please tell me the creature you want to work with: Unicorns If you are interested in Club Activities/Creature Of the Month, please select the top 4 creatures from the list above: XX: Imp XXX: Doxy XXXX: Kappa XXXXX: Manticore
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