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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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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.

 

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Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

A new interactive version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been released on Kindle, which features art, animations, and videos. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but a preview is available on Pottermore.

Don’t forget that you don’t need a kindle to buy/read kindle ebooks, as you can get an app for most smart phones and tablets. The cost of the book will depend on which country you are buying it from.

 

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams.
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Time Magazine Harry Potter Special Edition

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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.

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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!

 

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Riddle Me This Twenty-Three

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

  • 1) Dave and Anne moved into a new home, and visited a local DIY store to make an important purchase. Dave asked “How much for one?”. “£3,” came the reply. “Ok, I will take 2042 please.”. How much did they all cost?

£12. Dave and Anne were buying new brass door numbers for their front door; and they live at house number 2042.

  • 2)  William and Alan were playing with a plastic ball, when it rolled down a hole that was too small for them to reach into with their fingers. The ball belonged to their father, so they did not want to get into trouble for losing it. How did they manage to get the ball out of the hole?

They filled the hole with water, and the ball floated to the top.

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

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

Good luck!

 

Also, as an extra point of interest this week, it was pointed out to me by Lin (a very clever Ravenclaw) that I missed a very important Harry Potter anniversary. The 21st July was the 10th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book being published. AND, Ione (another very clever Ravenclaw) has pointed out that 2017 is ’19 years later’ (the title of the final chapter of the final book, and the final scene in the movies); so it will be on the 1st September this year that Albus Severus Potter will be starting his first year at Hogwarts.

 

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New Harry Potter Books

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To mark 20 years since Harry Potter was first published, four new editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone have been released; one for each Hogwarts House. Of course, I will be buying myself a Ravenclaw copy ASAP, because I am proud of my house. I know that many of you have a copy of all of the books already, so may not want to get another copy of the same book, but I just wanted to share the news with you all just in case you would want to get yourself a copy.

 

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