bobthewizard: (5)
*stands in the middle of his classroom, the door open behind him, scribbling a complicated series of magical equations in the air with his finger and dictating notes as a magical quill transcribes them in his journal*


[[Filtered to Bob's Ancient Runes students]]

Your midterm exam will cover the first seven sections of your textbook. There will be a both a translation section and a practical section; you'll be responsible for the ward-work we've done, weaving protective spells into written rune circles.

Please refrain from blowing up your desk, as it distracts the other students.

[[/filtered]]


[[Private, accidentally partly hackable to friends]]

My second year as... well, as near a free agent as I was ever likely to get, anyway. *glances at the skull on the shelf behind his desk* Doubtless Dresden is doing fine in his new life. It can only be a positive sign if he's too occupied for regular correspondence.

..confound the boy. Why doesn't he write.

Tinsel and music all over the place... ah well, 'tis the season.

[[/private]]]


[[Strikes are also partly hackable, but very difficult to decipher. I'm still not quite back off hiatus -- two more exams to go -- but would like to extend a hearty welcome to all our new people! I look forward to meeting all of you!]]
bobthewizard: (10)
[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

Well, most of you seem to have caught up in basic translation. Depending on how today's group project goes, there may be a more practical assignment in your future.

There will be a passage written in front of the board when you arrive. Each student will take a different line of text, and then pair up with somebody who doesn't have the same line you do. Translate the line from Roman text into Futhark runes, and then pass it over to your partner, who will translate it back. Five points will go to the first five students to complete both sides of their work in class.

[[/filtered]]


*stands back toward his classroom door; the air in front of the blackboard is overwritten with golden Latin words*

Ergo oceanus, maritimus.... )

And now.... *to himself, with a hint of a wicked smirk* ..all that remains is to wait.


[[Private to Marik]]

It was delightful catching up with you and Tabarus the other afternoon. As to the other matter, I greatly appreciate your assistance. Tomorrow should be... interesting.

[[/private]]


[[Lyrics, if anyone is interested, are from Enya's Tempus Vernum. Those passing outside Dwayne's quarters before he emerges for his classes will be able to observe an extremely complex Celtic rune pattern attached by magic to the wood, just at head height. Dwayne-mun knows what it will do. XD]]
bobthewizard: (5)
*drifts idly through the halls, observing the chaos*

Just as well my classroom is locked and warded for the weekend.

..Has anybody seen my cat?


[[Private]]

Not a word since St. Patrick's Day... I expected he would forget what he wrote.

He probably got lost in the Forbidden Forest and ran into a manticore, or froze, or got stepped on by one of the walking trees -- only to be expected in such a condition... shouldn't have been here in the first place... if Dumbledore is simple enough to hire vampires without safeguarding the children... what the devil did he expect....

..Confound it.

[[/private]]


[[Consider this an open invitation to slip leftover holiday surprises into Bob's classroom during the week. XD Dwayne-mun, Bob is just being morbid out of irritation and pessimism.]]
bobthewizard: (8)
I must say, I didn't expect anybody to try and pinch me for neglecting to wear green. Tsk, hard luck -- although mistaking one of my ilk for a mortal probably indicates that some peoples' St. Patrick's Day was very happy indeed.


[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

High spirits or no, this business of flicking paper Quaffles through my torso will cease immediately or I shall be forced to take points.

This week's assignment: take a short phrase originally spoken by St. Patrick, translate it from the original Latin to Old Irish, and then transliterate it phonetically into the rune set used in Dublin in the late fifth century. If you come across syllables unique to Old Irish, copy them into the appropriate section of your syllabary for later use.

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Harry]]

Are you sober?

[[/filtered]]


[[Feel free to be any of the pranksters mentioned above. Bob's classes are so boring these days that he really needs to learn a lesson. XD]]
bobthewizard: (9)
[[Filtered to Mr. Fish]]

*amused* Marco wishes to convey his thanks, and would like to know whether the frogs are properly alive.

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Misa]]

That was very kind of you. If you'll stop by my office before the dance, I would like to thank you in person.

[[/filtered]]


*an unaccustomed smile tugs at his mouth as he looks at the long-stemmed red rose in a vase next to his journal*
bobthewizard: (3)
Fireworks... a custom honored through the ages, never failing in their capacity to delight. I hope everyone else derived the same happiness from them as I did. A Happy New Year to you all.

Tia, far be it from me to understand, but my cat and your crab appear to be getting along. Most peculiar thing I ever saw.


Note to Syaoran )

Note to Harry )

[[Sorry about Bob's absence lately... his muse is staging a mutiny until I finish the current Dresden fic. x_x Hopefully he'll be back within a week!]]
bobthewizard: (9)
One would think that with so many students away for the holidays, the school would be somewhat less chaotic.

*pauses for mental rimshot*

At any rate, I am gratified to hear that most of you are enjoying your winter break. And for those of you who are not... remember, you'll be back here in less than a month.


*Bob's gift list: to be delivered by house-elves on the appropriate morning* )
bobthewizard: (4)
[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

Your end-of-term exam will take place on Friday. Please turn in your completed syllabaries before that date. You will begin to use them when the new term begins.

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Haruno Sakura, Harry Dresden, and (just in case) Kenny McCormick]]

For those who need to take the exam at the end of the break rather than at the beginning, I need to see a projected study schedule from each of you in order to be sure that you are on track to complete the work as scheduled.

[[/filtered]]


And now... to deal with the rest of it.....

*strides through the wall to the secondary staff room, leaving his office unlocked for Filch to take care of the large spider that has been lurking under his desk*

Hmm... at least Marco has been quiet today. Perhaps he had his fill of shredding my class materials. Madame Pince will notice before the week is out. If the trail can be muddied a bit further.... *glances over at the mess of open library books -- comprising one less volume than it did the previous day....*

*rubs hands together cheerfully* I wonder what's going on in the rest of the castle.


[[No log for the exam, but do let me know how your character handles it. Bob won't be affected by the mistletoe for more than a moment: although feel free to get stuck walking through him. And if your character happens to notice the state of his office door... well, so much the better. >D]]
bobthewizard: (Default)
*hands behind his back, standing in the staffroom -- but only because he's incapable of slumping into a chair -- staring into the fire as Marco gnaws on something down by his feet*

...

Marco, what are you--? *stares* ..Why is my cat eating a pastry?

There's a note nearby... unfortunately it's upside down.


[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

As there was no class today in honor of the festival, your only homework will be to read Section 6 of Haldah's Aramaic chapter and write a three-inch summary on the development of Semitic languages.

Enjoy yourselves.

[[/filtered]]


............. *is bored*


[[Strikes hackable by staff.]]

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