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About Thesi

My name is Thestral, Thesi, or Thes on Pottermore (ThestralSnidget84), and I'm a proud Ravenclaw. I'm here to share a little more about the things I like with my Pottermore friends, mostly books (typical Ravenclaw!), and if there's a few people outside Pottermore who want to follow me and find new books to read; even better!! The more people there is out there reading, the better I think!

Riddle Me This Twenty-Six

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) When you are looking for something, why is it always in the last place you look?

Because you wouldn’t carry on looking for it if it was in the first place you looked.

2) It starts out tall, but the longer it stands the shorter it gets. What is it?

A candle.

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red.

2) The more there is, the less you see.

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Time Magazine Harry Potter Special Edition

2017 Time 20th anniversary

Time Magazine have published a Special Edition to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, and I am guessing that it is available everywhere that the magazine is published/on sale. I have spent the last two days reading it, and been reminded of just why I fell in love with the world of Harry Potter.

It is full of little facts and information that is new, but more importantly a reflection on why Harry Potter became so important and inspirational to us. 20 years have passed since the first book made a small entrance into the world, going almost unnoticed by most, but something abut a small boy living in a cupboard under the stairs grew into something so much more than just a story.

I hope you guys manage to get a copy, because I think you will really enjoy it.

 

“If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet.” J.K. Rowling.

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Twenty-Five

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) Mrs. Abigail Eischrank gave birth to 13 children, and exactly half of them were girls. How can this be?

All of her children were girls.

2) Are there earthquakes on the moon?

No, they are moonquakes as the moon is not the earth.

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) When you are looking for something, why is it always in the last place you look?

2) It starts out tall, but the longer it stands the shorter it gets. What is it?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (14 years and over)

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Title: The Name of the World.

Author: Patrick Rothfuss.

Year of Publication: 2007 (UK).

Publisher: Gollancz (UK)..

Website: http://www.patrickrothfuss.com

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £9.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 14 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicle series.

 

This series is a must for anyone who loves magic! Kote is an innkeeper, and at first sight he looks unassuming and just like the patrons he serves. But that is about as far from the truth as you can get.

This first book in the series is a story of how a little boy who would otherwise gone forgotten by history rose to live a thousand lives. He has travelled everywhere there is to travel, and became the most notorious magician of the land. Getting expelled, slaying dragons, and hunting down the myths and legends of his world are just the tip of the ice-burg for Kote.

The next book in the series is called The Wise Man’s Fear.

 

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” Barrack Obama.

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Twenty Four

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

  • 1) A farmer has a bird-scarring machine. It lets off an alarming bang once a minute to scare away birds to stop them eating his crops. If he starts the machine at 6am, how many times will it have gone off by 7am?

61 times.

  • 2) Professor Dumbledore knew of an ancient and ingenious way of passing right through solid walls. What was it?

A door.

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

Your riddles for this week are:

  • 1) Mrs. Abigail Eischrank gave birth to 13 children, and exactly half of them were girls. How can this be?
  • 2) Are there earthquakes on the moon?

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

 

P.S.- This was supposed to be posted on Wednesday, but I hit ‘Save Draft’ instead of ‘Post’, so I must apologise.

MCM Manchester Comic Con 2017

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Today is a bumper edition, as I will be making TWO posts, to make up for the lack of a post on Saturday. This, the first one, is all about Comic Con over the weekend. I had such an amazing time, and as usual I wanted to share it with you guys.

It was a very busy event, so much so that even with a priority ticket it still took over an hour to get into the event on Saturday morning. It can get pretty packed, but everyone is really friendly, so it never mattered if people kept knocking into each other.

Here are a few photos of some of the stalls that I found that made me think of you. The first one made me think of Blackthorn as we both love Doctor who. The second made me think of those of you who have cats. The next two were all Pokémon stuff, which I thought was awesome, and the last one just made me smile.IMG_8820

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I almost brought one of these, but they were way too expensive, though I did buy a unicorn milkshake like in the second photo.

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The next photos are of some of my favourite cosplay from the weekend.

There weren’t many Special Guests there this year, but of the ones who were there Professor Flitwick (Warwick Davis), and the cast of Class (a Doctor Who spin-off) were my favourite. I got the autograph of Sophie Hopkins (Class), and she was super nice. AND it turned out I was staying in the same hotel as some of them. I saw them in the bar, and even got to speak to them. 🙂

Finally, here is a picture that I thought would make you all smile. Izzy kept saying she wanted to go to Comic Con and Cosplay, and she finally got her wish.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the post, and check back in a little while for post two of the day!

 

ThestralSnidget84.

Technical Issues

I’m really sorry, but my laptop has broken, and as I am at Comic Con for the weekend so I don’t have access to another computer. I am home tomorrow, so I will be able to use my parents to make my post. I hope you will all forgive me, and will come back tomorrow to check out my post.

ThestralSnidget84.