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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.

You will need the following texts: for second years, clean copies of Twenty-Five Magical Languages by Ufar Haldah and Deciphering Ancient Runes by Smedly Lurge; upperclassmen will retain Haldah and add Angela Cove's Symbols of Power: Linguistic Secrets Revealed, and everyone will need the year-appropriate volume of Wright's White Rites Rightly Writ with its accompanying workbook. Much of your homework will be detailed in Wright's, so don't start your year without it.

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*

Date: 2009-09-02 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatteroftea.livejournal.com
*he peers at the note for some time before wandering off to buy the supplies. Sadly many things gets mixed up and instead of things like 'ground beetle eyes' you end up with 'green berry pies'.*

Date: 2009-09-02 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*another terse note, directing that the pies and other foodstuffs be sent down to the kitchen.... if Reggie were to look, Bob would be prowling the upper corridors, fretting over exactly how his students were going to get the materials they need for the year*

Date: 2009-09-02 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatteroftea.livejournal.com
*Reggie wanders in, scratching his head again* Why did you send me for food if you were going to put it in the kitchens?

Date: 2009-09-03 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
..I did not send you for food, as you would be aware of if you were to reread my list of supplies.

Really, how did this happen? I know it can't be my penmanship; these charmed quills write in impeccable script.

Date: 2009-09-03 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatteroftea.livejournal.com
*too late, he's already distracted. He's off making funny faces at a bird outside the window*

Pook pook!

*he looks back at you, stuck in a 'fish face' expression with this sudden look of "I didn't do it!"*

What now...?

Date: 2009-09-03 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*clasps hands behind his back* Oh, I don't know, was there something?

*plots to get students to do the work later on*

Date: 2009-09-03 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatteroftea.livejournal.com
*puzzled* There must have been...I think...I came up here...for something....the squirrel said...Hm.

*he sits on the floor, fully engulfed in this new puzzle*

Date: 2009-09-03 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*briefly inclined to ask him to scoot backwards, as then, at least, the floor might get clean*

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