bobthewizard: (5)
Congratulations to our newly minted Prefects and Heads of Houses. I'll be looking forward to working with you all again this year.

Castiel, I see that Marco is in the staff room now, if Lilith could be persuaded to join him there. Do you know where any of the other kittens are at the moment?


[[Filtered to Spencer]]

Spencer, my skull is in my classroom. When do you plan to head out?

[[/filtered]]


*checks that his office door is fastened and properly warded against, ahem, Peeves and takes the scenic route up the stairs instead of going straight through the ceiling*


[[Totally backdated to yesterday. Remember, kids, sign up for Ancient Runes here! Also, some of you may presently get uber-late last-week comments from my characters. >___> Sorry they're so very uber-late.]]
bobthewizard: (1)
Ancient Runes
Houses: all.
Years: 2-7.



[[will just leave this here, then.~ You know the drill: name, House, and year. Proper Bob post coming up soon 'cos he and Cas have to do some CAT WATCHING.]]
bobthewizard: (2)
...finally.

Apologies for my being out of touch. I had to order a new journal from Diagon Alley and it only just arrived. Students who wish to take Ancient Runes in the upcoming year will be given the opportunity to sign up for the class within a few days.


Castiel, you must have been quite busy for the last few days, since I haven't seen you since

*reads a few pages back; strikes that out*

I swear, this place is like a zoo sometimes.


[[Filtered to Gabriel]]

...............................Gabriel, before you do anything irreversible, consider that Dumbledore and the Ministry might not take kindly to the murder of one of our staff.

[[/filtered]]


*stares at journal, slams it shut with a word, turns his back on it, and commences to glare a metaphorical hole through the wall*


[[Thobari-mun etc, Bob can't reach the dungeons from his location -- is there anything else that could have alerted him that there was stuff with wards and dark magic going on? That stuff's kind of his specialty.]]
bobthewizard: (2)
PEEVES!! Come back here with th

*mad laughter, ZAP, howling, a few char marks*

Eeeeheheheheh! Wicked ghostie, putting electric wards on a pretty book like this! How can we make it nicer? I know -- with a dunk in the lake!<3


[[Bob's in the front hall, but can't get outside the castle. Somebody save his journal? XD]]
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[[Private]]

Hm. If Dumbledore will install new spirits in the castle without notifying the current inhabitants, I'd better see about restoring the wards on my classroom. It was bad enough keeping Peeves out....

[[/private]]


*ink blot, a couple of scratches and pawprints* ..Marco! How many times must I tell you....



[[Filtered to Castiel]]

Was that your voice I heard in the Great Hall earlier?

[[/filtered]]
bobthewizard: (5)
..Well, that went well. *NOT*


Hm, it's about time to start restocking for next year's classes. I'll be in my skull office if anybody needs me.


*the next two pages are covered with INCREDIBLY BORING notes about Runes supplies, prices, quantities, ordering information, ETC ETC ETC*


[[Strikes oh so unhackable. B| Bob thinks he needs some time to himself after all the recent stuff that's happened. Others may disagree, especially as Bob doesn't know Thobari has now heard about some of what happened.~]]
bobthewizard: (4)
*nothing here but a long string of curses, much scribbled out*


[[Private]]

"Are you sure we want him to have more range"? Really? Oh, he's a ghost, he's inhuman and spooky; let's just leave him in his chains, then, because obviously no good could come of trusting him to his own devices? If that's how you feel, my friend, forgive me for preferring not to submit my own case to your mighty judgment.

..If Dumbledore didn't want this to happen, he should have gotten rid of those books the way I told him to three years ago.

[[/private]]


*will be lurking in his office for the next few days because all the books have been shelved, he couldn't understand them as a ghost anyway, and really, where else is there for him to go*
bobthewizard: (2)
*sits up with a start -- her head had fallen forward on a large stack of books*

Ugh... Kate, I'm afraid there'll be a crick in your neck when we go back to normal. My first chance to sleep in six hundred years, and I spend it at a library desk! There's no justice in the world.

*wearily pulls another volume over, skims the index and table of contents... maaay or may not be nodding off again*


*some time later, sits up again sharply, then stands up; Kate's slender fingers tremble as they riffle through pages of notes -- and then Bob roars right above his open journal, unconcerned about the rest of the castle hearing him*


Castiel! Meet me in the Restricted Section, NOW!


[[If you're in Hogwarts, feel free to have happened upon Kate!Bob asleep at the desk. XD The rest of the action takes place in the evening, near (though they don't know it yet) the end of the body-switch event.]]
bobthewizard: (1)
[[Filtered to everyone who's switched]]

For those of you experiencing....................................... issues of bodily integrity, you should be aware that there are medical spells to assist with the basic biological functions. However, since many of you are under-age, you'll have to locate a competent adult to cast them for you -- as you should anyway, since the consequences of a botched medical spell can be... messy.

Do let us know if you need help. *secure in the knowledge that in Kate's body, he can Apparate practically anywhere*

[[/filtered]]
bobthewizard: (4)
*wakes suddenly in a dark room between unfamiliar sheets*

Winifred--? What -- I -- what's wrong with my voice oh good God.

*sits up, running a hand through his her much-too-long hair; makes a few sketchy hand motions, but oh look, can't produce light from her fingertips as she'd been able to for the last several hundred years*

*fumbles for a wand -- wizards usually put them nearby when sleeping, right? -- and bumps her head on the bedboard and her shins on the night-table and ARGH being alive certainly has its disadvantages... but finally manages to cast a half-decent Lumos and look around*


Filtered to Kate (and also himself) )

[[Filtered to Hogwarts students and staff]]

Well now, look at that. Apparently the whole school has been hit by a slow-acting remotely-triggered body-switching hex again. Keep calm and it'll wear off eventually. And remember, you're still going to have to look your counterparts in the face again next school year.

[[/filtered]]


[[Bob figures that Kate hopped into his ghostly body, as he hasn't experienced a three-way switch before, so he's hoping she'll be able to see a filter directed to both of them. Unfortunately such is not the case. :D *hopes I'm doing this right* Spence, Kate, ball's in your court!~]]
bobthewizard: (10)
And that's that.

Just for clarification, is anybody actually still here?


*drifts up to the second floor; the script from his charmed quill goes all sharp with annoyance* ..Ah, how very predictable. I distinctly told Mr. Filch to leave the classroom door shut! And it looks like Peeves has already been in there. Well, that'll be another nasty mess for him to deal with when he returns. At least my skull wasn't in there this time.
bobthewizard: (8)
*potters about his classroom, writing a few last-minute exam instructions in his usual floaty glowing lettering in front of the blackboard*

With today's exams, my work for this year will be done. I wish. Ancient Runes students, I hope you all got enough sleep and had a nourishing breakfast this morning, because this is going to be good.

So, plans for the summer? Anybody going anywhere interesting?



[[That's right, the Ancient Runes final exam is here -- last chance (probably) to get house points from Bob this year! If your character's taking this exam, leave a brief comment with their name, House, and how well they do on the test. Grades will be on the usual sliding scale of D(readful) to O(utstanding), with points ranging from 0-5 points (second and third years), 0-10 points (fourth and fifth), and 0-15 points (sixth and seventh), plus up to five extra points for putting theory into practice.
Supplies )
Exam topics )
bobthewizard: (Default)
[[Filtered to Ancient Runes students]]

To those of you who will be here this morning for your first exam of the week, good luck. Just think, another few hours and it will all be over.~ Other years will have to wait a day or even two before coming to this point; try not to exhaust yourselves with anticipation. Scholastically speaking, I would call this a productive year for us all, so most of you have little to fret about.

And if I find out who switched all the sorrel inks with the etching acid, there will be.... consequences. After all, somebody has to replace that washbasin.

[[/filtered]]


*list of heavily locked notations, with "erfidityes" and "ins aeternum ocu" barely legible if you really look for it, trailing off into an exasperated scribble*


....................Has anybody seen my cat?


*...........who, for his part, is elsewhere in the castle, methodically shredding the edge of a tapestry<3*


[[Feel free to have done the prank, if you want to accept the Consequences (plumbing repairs and detention for a week).~ Also note: this is not the exam post. It will come in a day or so when I finish writing it. ^^]]
bobthewizard: (4)
Due to the recent atrocities, pending assignments for my class will be canceled extended until Friday. My most sincere condolences to those whose loved ones were affected by the attacks. Remember, too, that as a society, we are of a piece; what harms one harms us all. It is of importance in these troubled times to remember that.


[[Filtered to staff]]

I assume there will be a memorial gathering of some sort? Have we been able to obtain the list of casualties yet? Several of my pupils have expressed concern for loved ones in the area.

[[/filtered]]
bobthewizard: (12)
Private; 10% hackable, if Crane wants to know whether his concoction affected ghosts )

Notwithstanding the last two days' shakeups, I must inform you that your midterms, at least those I'm responsible for, will proceed as scheduled. However, I know your capabilities by now; rest assured that any lingering effects of what you have all endured will not affect your final grade.


[[Exam post is here. The exams will ICly be today and Friday; Bob will allow for event-based dips in peoples' normal grade levels, but if your character would have done badly anyway and blames it on the event, Bob will know. XD~]]
bobthewizard: (4)
There's something strange about the atmosphere this evening. One doesn't often see Albus Dumbledore looking... twitchy....

Ah well, no matter. If it's significant, no doubt I'll hear about it in due time.



[[Filtered to Ancient Runes students]]

The balance of you have been progressing at a satisfactory pace this term, despite the constant interruptions for which this school is well known. However, straining as you are to be gone, we cannot neglect the opportunity to find out how much you have learned so far.

That's right; I'm talking about an exam. Don't all applaud at once.~

From Wednesday to Friday, I will be administering practical exams in the usual classroom. They will touch upon every subject we've covered this term, so bring your complete notes to class on Tuesday and see that there are no treacherous spots of ignorance in your knowledge. There will be a bonus question on the most recent chapter of The Polyglot Peril; read it with attention on the changeability of language and the importance of actual and perceived intent in crafting a verbal spell. There will, of course, be House points given for the practical portion of the test. Ravenclaw's recent win gives their House a significant lead for the House Cup, so you should all welcome the chance for some friendly academic competition.

You'll find a list of supplies tacked to the door of my office. Come armed with everything you need, ignoring any items that Peeves may have added in crayon.

[[/filtered]]

Topics and Supplies )
[[That's right, it's a HOMEWORK POST! \o/ Exams will be graded on the usual sliding scale of D(readful) to O(utstanding), and the points range will be 0-5 points (second and third years), 0-10 points (fourth and fifth), and 0-15 points (sixth and seventh), with up to five extra points for putting theory into practice. Leave a brief comment with your character's name, house, and how well they do on the test -- continuity-wise, the testing will occur a day or so after the fear event.

If you're not sure if you're in this class, check the sign-up list here.]]
bobthewizard: (15)
*it's lunchtime, and a hairless, tattooed man mercifully clad in a scant loincloth is swaggering into the Great Hall, smooth and alert and curious about everything around him -- his sense of smell isn't so keen in this form, but he can still smell the food*

*over at the teacher's table, Professor Bob glances up, meets the animal's eye, and then just sighs and goes back to whatever conversation he was having*


[[Those of you who were around last time this happened will recognize the human form of Bob's cat, Marco.]]
bobthewizard: (Default)
Well, it's been a surprisingly nice, uneventful start of the term... although whoever charmed the suits of armor in the Front Hall to sing I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside whenever anybody walks by would be well advised to choose a more euphonious melody next time.


Filtered to friends]] )
Filtered to Gareki]] )
Filtered to Ancient Runes students )




HOMEWORK )
bobthewizard: (Default)
..As I expected. Runes starts today, and the classroom is virtually unprepared, the sink clogged, every surface dust-ridden, the supplies still boxed up, and my office still full of spiders. Pity that elf-magic can't be trusted around the mummy dust....

Two days into the year and I already need a break. I must be getting soft.


*paces, fuming*

Filtered to Reggie )

[[Filtered to Runes students]]

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the term's first Runes classes are being postponed until tomorrow. You will have an extra free period today. Please read the introduction to your year's edition of White's, and be prepared to answer review questions about the material you learned last year. Thank you.

[[/filtered]]


[[Strike readable by staff, barely hackable if students are really, really good at it.]]
bobthewizard: (Default)
Well. *rubs hands* Who's looking forward to going back to school?


[[Filtered to Ancient Runes students, second-year and up]]

If you're taking my class in the fall and haven't yet confirmed it on your class schedule, please do so at the first opportunity.

Textbook information )

To those who are taking this class for the first time, welcome, and I trust you will find it illuminating. In days to come, you will use runes, hieroglyphs, and other ancient writings frequently in your studies; they are invaluable for everything from Transfiguration to Arithmancy. You will draw them on the surfaces of potions; you will inscribe them on wards to shield your loved ones from harm; by the end of the year you will know the pros and cons of six types of parchment, eight other material surfaces, and thirty types of inks with which to create symbolic magic, along with the scripts to write it all with. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

[[/filtered]]

*a note is here appended for Reggie, detailing materials, supplies, and texts needed for the coming year... although Bob isn't exactly sanguine in thinking that anything in the note will get through to his new TA*

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