While laptops, tablets and desktop computers get fried by exposure to too much magic and so can not be used at Hogwarts, type-writers, being purely mechanical, do work. However, they were quickly banned for a number of reasons, some of which were; Peeves taking a particular interest in them, the noise driving teachers to distraction and what was later referred to as the incident with the sentient typewriter.
One of my New Year’s resolutions isn’t necessarily to read more, but to read more books. Happily, the Electronic Typewriter’s put together a list to help get me started with categories ranging from science to memoir to politics to art and beyond.
Theresa’s room hardly looks like a dorm room. This single is extremely warm and inviting, If I lived here I don’t think I’d ever leave!
One of my favorite parts about this room is the collection poems on the wall above her bed. She told me she typed them out on an electronic typewriter that her parents gave her. “Having poems in a book or something, you kind of just read it once and you don’t get to see it a lot but having it on the wall is very nice because you can keep going over it and you can find something new every time.” I might steal this idea… what a pleasant way of decorating a blank wall.
Another aspect to point out is the plants. I’ve always wanted plants in my room but never actually ended up doing it, so I was really happy to walk in here and see all the plants that Theresa has around hers. “It’s really nice to have something living and growing by itself. It’s also really nice to take a break and water them and move them around”
Moral of the story: if you’re looking to make your dorm more homey, poems and plants will do the trick.