spent the afternoon relaxing and reviewing the preterite because tbh we’ve learned so many verb tenses this year that i’m mixing them up!!
also i’m starting the 100 days of productivity challenge today :) i won’t be going for 100 consecutive days because i know i won’t be able to do that, but i’m going to try to actually finish it this time!
Harry Potter-themed laser tag. Everything is the same but instead of guns you get a wand attached to your vest and it shoots light and stuff and you can choose your spells at the beginning of the game.
Like, imagine it: Expelliarmus makes you unable to shoot spells for a few seconds; Lumos makes your wand shine enough for you to see; Stupefy turns off your opponent’s vest…
No but get this: it’s a maze and you’re not alone in there. No, there are monsters and creatures and fUCKING DEATH EATERS and your team has to find the Triwizard Cup first. Idk.
HARRY POTTER THEMED LASER TAG Y'ALL. SOMEBODY’S GOT TO FUND THIS.
<b>Me to my tarot deck:</b> *worrying about my earlier 3-card reading* I'm gonna need you to clarify. You're all over the place and I just want to know how my night will go.<p/><b>Cards:</b> Four of swords.<p/><b>Me:</b> Don't tell me to relax. You relax.<p/></p>
So, some of you asked for a step-by-step of my wands, with pictures. I was hesitant at first, because the wands look terrible right up until the very last bit - but I figure, hey - the more people making amazing wands, the better. Makes me seem less weird if other people are doing it - amiright? Also,I didn’t use spell check, my bad!
Got that stuff? ….. I’ll wait. Just keep scrolling once you’re ready!
Woah man, I am allready so far ahead of you. Come on! Top gem is optional - but if you want one, start with that. All sorts of things can be wand toppers. I once butchered an expensive chandelier to get a single, medium, tear-drop shaped piece of glass that I liked. Use a marble. Use a weird coin. I find a lot of good toppers at dollar stores, for super cheap. Anyways - hot glue that in place, and build up around it with more layers.
This part is important for even the non-gemmers (why are you even here, seriously…. get fancy). SO: the top of the wand is the largest part. You want your wand to end up shaped like an elongated carrot. Yeah, you read that right. Be careful with the glue - its damn hott. One little girl at a festival assumed I was attacked by a dragon while collecting wand supplies - because my hands were so blistered and shiny. Glue guns are serious business.
After you squeeze and plap the glue from the gun, onto the stick - it resembles molten lava. So slowly spin and move around the chopstick in your hand, so that it doesn’t just run everywhere and create new islands on your flesh.When you notice the glue stop moving and attempting to drip - or you can see it start to change from translucent to white - dip your fingers in water, shake them of, and than very lightly run the wand on your fingers. NOW MAD DASH PICK UP THAT PENCIL I MENTIONED. You have the pencil right? WHAT?! THE PENCIL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART - IT WAS LITERALLY SPECIFIED IN MY SECOND SLIDE UP THERE. Is that your long lost fathers pencil, the last thing he gave you before vanishing into the fog, never to be seen again? Wow - that’s really dramatic, you should write a book but also - DO NOT USE THAT PENCIL. It’s about to get covered in glue, lunatic!
Or in theory you should. I don’t actually know I come from a long line of crafters. My grandma owned a craft shop. I worked there for years as a child - because my family also has a long history of ignoring child labor laws.But I digress; I’ve been painting and sculpting things to look like wood since before I could wipe my own hiney….. I have zero information on how long it’s going to take you to get the technique down. You bought a whole pack of chop sticks, right?
You’ll notice as you pull the pencil through, you drag some glue with you - this is cool. Some of my favorite wands are the super swirly ones. I find that making wood patterns helps if you also make sound effects, like ‘woooo OOOOoooooo aaaaaaahhhhhHHHHHHWwwooooooooo’ - I am sure you know exactly what I mean.
Personally, I always figured that the wands in HP were plain wood because the ministry of magic outlawed fun. I mean - here’s this amazing stick that you bond with for life, and it’s just a stick? Nah wizbro - nah. The wand reflects your personality - and unless you are a stick in the mud, throw some pizazz in there! Put on that ritz! Trip the light fantago! (?). Whatever. Make it nice. Make it you. This is a permanent accessory for a wizard - so you know, dress it up. Doesn’t even have to be beads. I once rolled a chopstick (covered in hot glue) in a patch of moss….. just to see what it would look like. Looked earthy. Sold it for 10$.I sometimes use string and twine - why? Because I can. I once covered a glitter from top to bottom in wand! Wait…. whatever….
Seriously, don’t panic. You’ll be using three colors. Your base should be a mid-tone. The picture up there looks darker than it was. Don’t judge me.Anyways - shlap that on. Depending on the quality of the glue you purchased, you might have to do multiple coats - not all paint likes to stick to all glue. So, either pony up for expensive supplies, or deal with the extra work. It’s cathartic anyhow. It doesn’t even have to be wood colored. I once made a wand that looked like a sunset. I make lots of blue, water looking wands. I have a wand called Mitus Touched Me - that’s pure pink. Nah, it’s gold - I am just messing with you.
RIGHT. So if you didn’t horrendously mess up the glue part - look closely at your wand and you will notice that it’s bumpy as all heck. Immagine it as a landscape - and then paint the rivers and valleys BLACK!!! Or, whatever color is roughly 3 shades darker than your base color. Immediately blend that out with a dry paintbrush. What do you mean ‘how do blend?;- I know you watch those contouring videos on youtube. It’s like your face - apply, blend, repeat. Your brush should be so dry, that the act of blending nearly dry’s the paint. Right?It should be drier than a nuns hat thing on a hot day when it’s not raining.
No, it doesn’t look like wood yet. Please don’t have a panic attack - I can’t be responsible for that. Like, emotionally. Or legally. Don’t sue me.
Unless you did it wrong than I don’t know what to tell you. You probably have to paint the whole thing in your base color and try again. That’s another half hour of your life wasted on this stuff. Do you really need a wand that badly? I sell them for like 10$ - how much is your time worth, REALLY?!
Now just do that 174 times, and you’ll be as good as me! I mean, I have invested hundreds of dollars into this hobby…. not including the cost of vendor booths at festivals and fairs all summer….. and I technically only charge enough to cover the cost of supplies plus like, 4$ an hour for my time. I mean, if I were actually charging what these cost to make at minimum wage, they’d be a minimum of 25$ each - and since my target market is 11 year olds who saved up their allowance….. I don’t think that price would fly!
This is what I do for fun…..
move further, and further, in the descent of madness….
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial! If you craft a wacky wizarding wand, submit some pictures and I’ll post them! <3 Thanks folks!
What house did you get sorted
into: I’m a Gryffindor. no way!!
Are you a muggleborn, an
half-blood or a pureblood: I’m an half-blood, my mother is a wizard and my father a muggle.
Of which elements your wand is
made: Hornbeam wood & dragon heartstring core, 12 ½" in length and pliant flexibility.
What pet do you have (owl, cat, toad): I’ve got an Eurasian Eagle Owl called Jean-Mark.
What is your favourite class: I like both Transfiguration and Potions, even if ironically I’m better at potions.
What is your patronous: It’s an Ara ararauna.
You are in any extra curricular
activites (quidditch, dueling club, herbology club, potions club,
gobstones club, chess club, Lumaclub…): I play in the Gryffindor quiddtich team as a chaser since fourth year.
Your are or will be a
prefect/headgirl/captain of the quidditch team/ecc: Maybe I could be captain of the Gryffindor quidditch team, but I don’t really think I’m suited for that role so I really hope not.
you have any special ability (parseltongue,
divination ability…): Uhm, no. Even if I like heights so I have the tendency to do dangerous things on my broom or with stairs, does this count?
You are a troublemaker, the first of your class, both, the one who blows things: I’m an average student, even if I sometimes often reply wittily to some professors (cough*Slughorn*cough).
Do you often get detention: Uhm, yeah, you can say that…because of Slughorn.
do you want to do after Hogwarts: I think I’ll play as a professional quidditch player and after that… I haven’t decided yet.
you participate in the Triwizard Tournament (without Voldemort and
Harry Potter of course): Probably yes. So, someone’ll better stop me, please. *looks at Alegria* Help her
Your favourite teacher: The great and only Minerva McfreakingGonagall!
Your favourite fantastic
Your favourite spell: Glisseo or Bombarda. Don’t worry, I don’t usually use the second one. ;)
What would Amortentia smell for you: Summer breeze, oil for brooms and… cigarettes smoke.
an outfit with the color of your house:
Yes, I bought this outfit only because it reminded me of the Hogwarts houses. XD Turned out in a lot of question. ^^” Hope you all have fun!!
1. Argent, the archangel of death, is really sensitive about his height (or lack thereof)! He wears high heels (he’s still short) and he’ll get angry if you tease him about it. This is probably one of the only ways to rile him up.
2. Elysia, a magic staff with a humanoid form, is the opposite! She’s really really tall and will stand out no matter what (she’s around 9 feet tall). It’s one of the things about her that makes her seem inhuman and freakish to some, and so she gets self-conscious about it a lot.
3. Catthew, his real name is Matthew, hates coffee with a burning passion. In particular, it reminds him of his high school into college days (he dropped out, and sometime later was summoned to another world).
4. Before summoning Catthew, Pie had never had a single pie in her life. Upon hearing this, Catthew promptly attempted to make one. It was a terrible failure, and now Pie hates pies.
5. Star is terrible at giving people names, even naming a baby who showed up on her doorstep “Mystery” because it’s a mystery where she came from…. And that’s not the worst one there is either.
6. Kit Kat and Snick Snack own inter-dimensional shop that shows up randomly in places. It’s full of curious knick knacks sold to them in exchange for something else, and strange candy snacks.
7. Mystery, the aforementioned baby-now-child, is now able to see different planes of reality due to having drank the tears of immortality given to her as a baby. She has many strange friends.
8. Peter, a magician able to take something from the collective imaginations of people and make it reality in exchange for part of his life, needs to learn to value his life and not magic up flowers for flirting.
9. Annie, a big ol’ dog, and Rufus, a small floof black cat, have been cursed to become werewolves at night, along with various other weird things, because they wandered too close to a Witch Bar and got cursed by drunken witches.
10. Instead of a birthday, a character i have yet to name but is sort of a Frakenstein’s monster deal, gets an “Annual Body Adjustment” day. It’s not a fun day.
If you hate Snape for mistreating a teenager, you should also hate: A) Hagrid for attacking a innocent muggle child; B) McGonnagal for forcing a teenager to sleep outside of his room while there’s a supposed mass murder around; C) Dumbledore for letting Harry stay in a abusive household; D) Any of the teachers who allowed a impoverished student to use a broken wand that was clearly harming him.
using their wands for laser tag through the dark hallways at night before
curfew. Teams are by houses, and they enchant their clothes before hand to glow
with their house colors (that go out for a minute when shot). The game runs
until everyone is chased out of the hallways at curfew. Extra points for
hitting their home bases (entrances to the common rooms).
Hey! I just made this blog and thought it would be fitting to introduce myself right away, so here we go.
My name is Jarina (Ina), I’m 16 years old, Dutch, and I’m currently in the last weeks of my last year of high school. My finals will start in 2 days, and I made this blog to keep me motivated through that time and after. In a few months I will start an education we in the Netherlands call Academische PABO, which means I will be learning how to be an elementary school teacher and do research about education etc.
Some more facts about me:
I have 3 brothers (one older, two younger)
I’m following one of the highest levels of high school in the Netherlands (VWO/Atheneum)
I am autistic, I got diagnosed about 3 years ago
I have diabetes, that diagnosis I got about 9 or 10 years ago
I also have a personal blog (@wands-n-lillies) where I have been following some studyblrs for some time now
I’m currently trying to lose weight, so I’m really interested in healthy study snacks etc.
Classes I am currently taking:
English (I actually already finished this class last year, but it’s officially still part of my classes)
Art (history and practical art)
Society Sciences (I have no idea what to call this in English, but to kind of give you an image: the subjects for finals are politics, mass media and crime and law)
Maths (for any fellow Dutch students: wiskunde a)
Music (I play saxophone and I sing, we give shows about two or three times a year at my current school, at my new school I wanna follow an extra music class so that I will also be allowed to teach music)
Reading (but currenty not so much because of finals, and nowadays also more fanfiction than actual books tbh)
Drawing (but currently also not so much because of finals)
For now, I will probably mostly reblog things because I’m really busy, but we’ll see, right?
Okay but can we talk about how in the Wizarding World wands would be such an important part of life and like a serious thing. Then can you imagine all these little magical kids on their way to Hogwarts. So the first few years (like two because lets be honest kids are like 0% mature) would be fine but then the muggle born students would start making wand dick jokes or saying pick up lines about wands. How confused do you think the non muggle borns would be? or offended because to them wands would be important and they don’t get what the muggle borns are talking about and ‘no my wand is not in my pocket and no i am not glad to see you. what are you talking about?’ or ‘what does raising my wand have to do with anything? i’m not casting a spell.”