Mega Post

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Today is going to be a huge MEGA post, to make up for the ones I have missed over the past couple of weeks. First however I want to explain what has been happening. As I posted briefly; I have fractured my ankle which is very painful. I have had to take time off from work as I can barely stand for more than a few minutes, let alone walk, without being in a lot of pain. Thus, I have been taking some very strong painkillers, which make me very sleepy and leave me with very little energy. This means I have been finding it hard to write my posts here, and for that I am sorry. I hope you guys can forgive me.

Now for the real post. Firstly it will be the riddles:

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer

She lives in the Southern Hemisphere.

2) He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?

A priest.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your next set of riddles are:

1) An item is made from lead blanks in a lathe shop. Each blank suffices for 1 item. Lead shavings accumulated for making 6 items can be melted and made into a blank. How many items can be made from 36 blanks.

2) Not far off shore a ship stands with a rope ladder hanging over her side. The rope has 10 rungs. The distance between each rung is 12 inches. The lowest rung touches the water. The ocean is calm. Because of the incoming tide, the surface of the water rises 4 inches per hour. How soon will the water cover the third rung from the top rung of the rope ladder?

 

Good luck!

 

Next, I want to tell you about a new/second chatroom for this site. Just to be clear; the chatovod chat will still be active. I promised that it will always be here, and I promise again that it always will be.

This second chatroom is simply for more choice, as it has some features that chatovod doesn’t, such as being able to play music and post pictures (as long as they are appropriate and not of you). The link for this second chatroom is https://discord.gg/3PCxBZ3 You do have to register to use it, and everyone has the choice about if they want to use it or not. You can also download an app for your desktop, tablet, or phone to use it ‘on the go’.

I want to say thanks to Lunar Kitty for suggesting and creating this second chatroom, and to both her and Ennard for helping me figure it out. Little by little we are going to make it as comfy as possible, as it is much easier to personalise.

 

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The third part of this MEGA post is to tell you about the MCM London Comic Con I recently went to. I volunteered for the first time this year, and I am so glad that I did. I had the best Comic Con ever!

I had signed up to do different things over the weekend, but after doing a good job on my first task in the ‘Photo Opportunity Area’ I was asked to do that for the whole weekend, as the job was very demanding and the organiser in charge wanted to keep certain people who he knew would do well. This meant that I got to meet a lot of the ‘Special Guests’ who appeared, and I made some really good friends I plan to meet up with at Comic Cons in the future.

I got to meet Professor Flitwick again, which made me very happy indeed. He is such as nice man, and offered to let several volunteers have photos with him. Mine is now framed and mounted on my bedroom wall. I also say Filch and Pius Thicknesse.

By far though, the two most popular ‘Special Guests’ over the weekend in my area were Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty in Sherlock) with over 400 people wanting a photo, and Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter) with over 200 people. I also really enjoyed meeting the cast of Red Dwarf, which is one of my favourite British comedies. I would recommend it to everyone. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take photos in this area without permisson, so I don’t have any to show you from this area.

However, I do have some others I wanted to share with you of my favourite Cosplayers:

As you can see I saw a Dementor, but don’t worry: I had my wand ready and thought happy memories of my Pottermore friends to chase it away with my patronus. Here are also a few photos from around Comic Con that I thought were pretty cool:

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Here is the t-shirt and lanyard that I got to work for the weekend, and also a butterbeer glass I got for myself. I also brought a Pokemon Card for as a gift for Izzy:

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and I’m sorry again for not posting the past couple of weeks.

 

“Friends don’t lie.” Stranger Things.

ThestralSnidget84.

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Apologies

Hi Everyone,

I am here just to say that I am sorry for the lack of posts. For those of you who haven’t heard, I fractured my right ankle. Although I haven’t had to stay in hospital, I have had this past week off work because I can’t stand or walk for very long. I am also on some strong painkillers, which have made me very drozy and sleepy, thus I have had very little energy to do anything.

I will be uploading the posts that I have missed over the next few days, so please bear with me while I catch up.

 

ThestralSnidget84.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay (8 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU’VE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

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Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition.

Author: J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publisher: Bloomsbury (UK).

Website: www.jkrowling.com

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £30 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 8 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the third book in the Illustrated Harry Potter series.

 

So, the third Harry Potter book has now been released in an illustrated edition, and I have spent the weekend reading it. It has the same illustrator as the previous two, so the illustrations are still remarkable. My favourites are one of some Dementors, Sirius Black as a dog, and a tortoise half transfigured into a tea-pot. The story is exactly the same of course, but I just like seeing the drawings.

Hopefully you will be able to find a copy cheaper than £30 as I know it can be expensive. I managed to find a copy for £20 in a promotion at a local bookstore.

 

“What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” J.K. Rowling.

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Thirty-Four

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) What room do ghosts avoid?

The living room.

2) Why didn’t the monster eat the crazy person?

He was allergic to nuts.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your special Halloween riddles (more jokes than riddles really) for this week are:

1) Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

2) He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Happy Birthday Izzy!

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I can’t believe it, but I forgot to make a post to celebrate Izzy’s birthday! She turned three on the 12th September; and spent the day munching on strawberries, and being waited on hand and foot (which is kind of a normal day for her anyway).

She has grown so much since I first brought her home, I forget how small and fragile she was, not to mention how nervous she was at being in a strange new home with a strange person she didn’t know. Now she is such a big part of my life, that I couldn’t imagine it without her.

I was going to let her hibernate for the first time this year, but after talking with her vet they have advised me to keep her awake until she is at least five. This is to make sure she is has enough fat/energy reserves to last the winter, as she obviously won’t be eating while she is in hibernation. The vet has also given her a check-up, and given her a clean bill of health. They also said that Izzy is a very curious and inquisitive tortoise, and they can tell that she must be a handful, which she is. To those of you who I have been talking to Izzy about her gender, I still don’t have a definitive answer for you. The vet says Izzy is still too young to be 100% sure that she actually is a girl, and it will be another couple of years before we know for sure.

Here are some recent photos of Izzy that I hope you will like:

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As you can see, she likes her woolly hat very much (she actually has two of them), and one of her favourite places to hide is behind my bin and next to some Comic Books because she likes Super Hero stories. Hopefully the last photo will make you all smile; this is how much of a mess she makes when she eats strawberries. She eats them whole, and it ends up looking like strawberry jam all over her face.

Izzy and I hope you have enjoyed the post, and Izzy will accept any presents you wish to send by owl. Flowers will be eaten, and teddy bears will be cuddled.

 

Izzy & ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Thirty-Three

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) I went into the woods and got it, I sat down to seek it, I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it. What is it?

A splinter.

2) It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter?

A hole.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your special Halloween riddles (more jokes than riddles really) for this week are:

1) What room do ghosts avoid?

2) Why didn’t the monster eat the crazy person?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

A Journey Through A History of Magic

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A new Harry Potter book was published yesterday, and while I haven’t finished reading it yet I couldn’t wait telling you all about it. It is called A Journey Through A History of Magic, and like the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book it is a Hogwarts textbook.

It is full of new facts about the history of the wizarding world and Hogwarts, including more recent history including Harry Potter. It also includes some pretty cool illustrations, and glimpses of manuscripts written by JK Rowling. I am enjoying this book so much that I don’t want to put it down, and I think everyone should be asking for a copy for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

 

ThestralSnidget84.