Continued from The Shenanigans of 42 : Chapter 1.
Enjoy our 2nd week at Hogwarts!
(I’ve decided to name you Alex because, quite honestly, don’t you think “journal” is too mainstream?)
First year in Hogwarts has been a rather mixed affair. I don’t think I expected just how much magic can do, but I don’t think I quite expected the friends I’d make, either. We’re in a dorm under this boy called Novi – you’re allowed multi-gender dorms here, but there’s a fair bit of barrier magic that prevents….certain mishaps. Anyway, that’s a pretty cool rule, because Novi is really awesome! He calls himself Bat Leader, and the rest of the dormies are just as friendly as he is (and sometimes a little weird, but in a good sort of way).
The best part? We get study buddies – which makes doing dreary homework a little more bearable. I didn’t realise how much a 500-word essay from our first Potions class would make me want to slam my head against a wall.
But, you know what? I think I’ve settled in all right. It’s been two weeks, after all. I think some of my dormies are even planning something big for next Friday – can’t wait! (I also think it may be illegal)
Until next time,
Lyls (Lylia Lee)
This week has been crazy. With all the hype about the DO (Daily Owl) and prefects being assigned, as well as new professors showing up for 2nd year electives, there’s been a lot of conversation lately. I got a cold (yay), I wrote over FOUR HUNDRED words for ONE SPELL in my most recent journal entry and had to cut it down, the Great hall and Dorm Chats have been down, finals are almost upon us (or upon us for a couple of subjects), and Slytherin is still close behind us for the house cup (no one would have ever guessed that they would be our fiercest competition, surprisingly). And surprisingly, Gryffindor is in LAST for the house cup, despite having the second most amount of students (I guess they’re just too busy being brave to do their homework). I’m way far behind in all of my classes except for Charms and Herbology (Charms = Lesson 5 and Herbology = Lesson 6), so I feel like I’m going to be a forever first year, and I haven’t been on much. I guess that’s all for this week, but don’t think all the craziness will end any time soon.
The Darling of Ravenclaw House (as dubbed by The Batman) (Anna-Noel Imbriaco)
Today I finally had enough time to spend to myself. I was accepted into Hogwarts a few weeks ago and have been taking everything in at once, being the only witch in my family [that I know of] I spent hours and days studying what it was to be a witch and how to act like a proper one. Once I finally put my books and notebooks down I saw my dormmates. They’re wonderful people, and I know I’m not alone. They make me laugh, and make me feel welcome. They are my sisters [and brothers *ahem Novi ahem*] And I wouldn’t trade any of them for the world. I’ve been so deep in my own studies that I seemed to procrastinate with my own school work. Luckily it doesn’t have a due date for most of the stuff, which is good considering how horrible I am at doing it.
My dormmates are wonderful and egg me on to do my work it’s sad to say that I procrastinate way too much, but I enjoy their company all the time. I wasn’t surprised when I found out I was a Ravenclaw, but after being in the house for a while I’m wondering if this was a good choice [considering my work ethic] But I’m really glad the hat chose me to be in Ravenclaw.
Well, it’s really late and I should honestly be doing homework, but…we’ll see how that goes for tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what adventures lie with my dormmates in the future!!!
Ama Marie. (Ama Marie)
I’ve decided to call you friend. I couldn’t think up a good name that sounded right. Anyways, This week at Hogwarts was a busy one. I told a lot of great jokes though! For example: Why did the book go and work for the police force? He wanted to work UNDERCOVER! Hahahahha. I love my jokes. Other than being busy nothing super crazy happened. I learned a new game. Cards against humanity or something like that. It was really fun. I hope we play it again soon. There was of course another Frozen sing-along. Rhi pampered me and made me soup because I’ve been sick. Well that’s all for now. I still have three assignments to do and turn in.
Until next week,
Cici the Certainly Headless Prefect (Cristina Trail)
Well this is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and actually write down what’s been going on at school.Things are so different here than they were at my old school. I’m still getting lost in the hallways thanks to the the moving staircases. I would have missed my very first Potions class if it wasn’t for Bronze Feather. I was trying to get from Transfiguration to Potions but then somehow got turned around on my way to the dungeon.
I was just standing there in some hallway about to cry when Bronze walked up. She was so nice about it, not making me feel any more dumb than I already did. I’ve come to realize that this is actually the best part of going to Hogwarts, my dorm mates! They’ve all been super nice, explaining things to me when I’m lost. (You know, all the time!) Plus, there is so much craziness in my dorm! I’m really getting tired or I would write more about it now, I guess it’ll have to wait. I will say this, Cici is probably one of the funniest people I have ever met, I love her corny jokes!
Well it’s after midnight and the common room is pretty empty for a change. I think it’s time for me to head to bed as well. I want to make sure that I get up early to go over my essays before classes tomorrow. Until next time Journal, good night!
Onji (Onji Thomas)
It is now the end of week 2 at Hogwarts! I still can’t believe I am actually here learning like other witches and wizards my age! This week has been quite fun! My friend Bry and I are choosing dresses for the Ball (Yeah we know, no Ball has been planned yet, we just like looking at dresses!). My dormies are leaving me with stomach cramps from all the laughing. Cristina is providing us with daily jokes to keep the spirits up, especially for those who are missing home, like myself, I’ll be sending owls to my parents fortnightly so they can get a glimpse on how my studies are going here on the other side of the world. And there are many sing-a-longs, especially to the Disney movie Frozen! My singing partners usually are Dani (Bronze) and Onji! The other night we were all sitting around deep in discussion about study when we started writing a list of steps to create the best dorm ever! They are as follows:
Rhi: 8 effective steps to dorm management
Cristy: Step one, Be Novi.
Rhi: Step two, perfacts
Rhi: Step three, dermiez
Cristy: Step four, be owesome
Cristy: Step five, luuuuv
Rhi: Step six, sterdy buddiez
Bronze: Step seven, party. Cristy: Step seven, jokez
Cristy: Step eight, Be Novi
Rhi: Step eight can be jokes XD
Bronze: I had jokes as 8 XD
Novi face palmed at us three and ignored us while we were in fits of laughter. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, we are weird. But I love my dormies! We also started play a game called Cards Against Humanity. I think we are going to play it more often now as lots of dormies enjoyed it. I even introduced my friends to my dormies! We found our cheekier and naughtier side during this game and bought many laughter to the great hall.
In my dorm we have created our own little language, or ‘speak’ based off text messages with wrong spelling (gotta love muggle technology!) We currently have a big list of words under the title ‘deni speak’ and now Novi is trying to use ‘rhiennun speak’ (he has begun mocking my Australian slang, putting an O at the end of most words).
Classes are starting to get harder now that we have settled into school. We have set up a little chart in our dorm to see who has the most points. For a while there it was Manon, now it has swapped over to Dani. I hope to catch up to the girls soon, and get stuck into my study! I am a Ravenclaw after all!
So far I am having a really good time here! I shall write to you next week Diary!
rhiennun. (Rhiannon Fleetwood)
1st June – 7th June:
So… Hi. My name is Novellus Batman. No, wait. My name was Novellus Batman. I am a ghost now. I died last Monday in my sleep. I was 61, not really old. But meh, I lived a full life. I had the opportunity of knowing Albus Dumbledore, first as his student, then as a friend. He was my true hero. I lived through the Battle of Hogwarts (my son took part in it, I’m proud of him!). I met the love of my life, married her, had three beautiful children, … More of my life story later. Anyway. I had come to Hogwarts last week for a meeting of the Wizengamot, to be chaired by Headmaster Balog. I requested to be put up in Ravenclaw Tower, just to reminisce my old school days among the first year kids. “You will love your time in The League of 42 Dorm”, Henrick Darkstorm, who is now Head of Ravenclaw House, had said. “Those kids are the pride of Ravenclaw Hosue. You will love getting to know them.” Little did I know that I would breathe my last in here and turn into a ghost. Looks like I have all of eternity to get to know these kids. I am now a part of The League of 42. Forever. *sigh*
I’m Batman. (The Ghost of Novellus Batman)