bobthewizard: (2)
[[Private, 40% hackable]]

How could that simple project end up with half my students blowing up their desks!? It's all HER fault for going away. *grumbles* Does this happen in everyone's classes??

[[/private]]


[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

*irate, speaking rather fast* Today we are going to discuss the Marcomannic, Medieval, and Dalecarlian scripts that developed from the runes of the Younger Futhark, and the conversion of Scandinavian linguistic tropes to Anglo-Saxon or primitive English. You'll find a discussion of the subject in Haldah's Twenty-Five Magical Languages, third chapter, section 16. For homework, twelve inches of parchment on the subject, and transliterate a monologue from any Gilbert and Sullivan drama into one of those three scripts. Advanced students can translate a passage from Hávamál into English for extra credit.

...

Well, get on with it!

[[/filtered]]


[[First strike illegible; rune information from here. As usual, say what your character does about the assignment and feel free to get your head bitten off by the grim grumpy ghost.]]
bobthewizard: (1)
ANCIENT RUNES SIGN-IN SHEET (II)


To all second-years, and any other students who will be taking Ancient Runes in the upcoming term: please reply to this sign-in sheet with your name, House, and year, as well as any languages or writing systems in which you are fluent or have at least a passing familiarity.

Sign-ups will be open until the last week of the term. You do not have to sign again if you already responded to the previous sign-in sheet.

For the upcoming course, second years will be asked to acquire clean copies of Twenty-Five Magical Languages by Ufar Haldah and Deciphering Ancient Runes by Smedly Lurge. Upper years will need 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.

--Professor Robert Bainbridge


[[Filtered to Rangiku]]

*irritated* Please contact Flourish & Blotts and find out why we haven't received that invoice. As I can't go down there myself.....

[[/filtered]]


[[Current class list]] )
bobthewizard: (4)
There's been a constant stream of enchanted packages gliding in through the front gates and streaming off to all corners of the castle. School supplies arriving, no doubt -- though I still haven't had the receipt for Wright's White Rites Rightly Writ. You did contact Flourish & Blotts, didn't you, Rangiku?

No cats. The hall is strangely quiet.


[[Filtered to Izumi]]

Well, I suppose you know your own limits better than anyone. Have a good trip, and for heaven's sake learn to trust someone before you really get hurt carry a Portkey with you in case you need to cover a large distance in a hurry.

[[/filtered]]


[[Private]]

Bloody woman didn't even say goodbye.....

[[/private]]


[[Strikes = illegible.]]
bobthewizard: (2)
[[Private; somewhat hackable]]

*fumes* That Baron is insufferable. Groaning and clanking all over the place, as if his was the only tragedy that mattered in a castle full of ghosts..... Well, there's one good use for him, anyway.

[[/private]]


CAUGHT YOU THIS TIME, HAVEN'T I, PEEVES!? Kippers hidden around my door every day, and of course I couldn't smell them... that explains everything. You stay away from my domain from now on, or--

*colorful, scratchy script* Ahaha, all in good fun, weren't it, Proffie?? Isn't the poor pearly ghostie lonely in his little box? Can't stop the fuzzies, can he? Poor ickle--

--will you shut it!? I'll set the Baron on you, I swear!

..Izumi, Rangiku, a thousand thanks for making my office and classroom impervious to unauthorized meddling. The alternative does not bear contemplation.


[[The exchange between Bob and Peeves, caught by the transcription quill, may be audible as well.]]
bobthewizard: (5)


Bloke Offering Backrubs


Get Your Sexy Name



Will someone get this... this NOTE off my door!? Who the devil is responsible for it??? That confounded poltergeist, I expect... if once I get my hands on him I'll give him a backrub to remember... I'll see the little pest quake in his curled slippers... I'll freeze him to the core!


[[Filtered to Izumi]]

Well, your irreducible craving for fresh air was clearly not as bad an idea as I'd assumed. *smirks* At least it managed to keep me entertained. May I assume it did as much for you?

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Rangiku]]

Can I prevail upon you to owl Flourish & Blotts about those copies of Wright's? They've somehow neglected to send over the receipt for our requisition.

[[/filtered]]


[[Is it okay to assume that Bob and Izumi returned to Hogwarts after their field trip?]]
bobthewizard: (7)
[[Filtered to Rangiku]]

*drily* As I haven't heard from you, I imagine that you're enjoying your vacation to the fullest. Where did you leave that list of next year's students assuming you got around to making one?

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Data]]

Well, that was illuminating.

[[/filtered]]


Assuming anyone cares, I notice that a swift's nest has fallen down the chimney in the staff room. The eggs will still be viable if they are returned to their place within a day.


[[Which is as close as he'll get to admitting that he's feeling a bit isolated.]]
bobthewizard: (Default)
*listening for the echoes* Well, now, this is more like it.

..Those infernal cats are still coming around. A few more days of no fish and maybe they'll get the message.

And how is everyone enjoying the summer? I do hope all you students are diligently preparing for next year. Three months isn't any... time... at... all.


[[Filtered to Rangiku]]

You did remember the forms for the book list, didn't you?

[[/filtered]]


[[Mood and strike only hackable by faculty.]]
bobthewizard: (4)
[[Private, unhackable]]

Personal note: cut the foolery, Bainbridge... the dead have no truck with the living.

[[/private]]


[[Filtered to Membrane]]

I find myself requiring an extra pair of hands to aid in preparing my classroom for next term. Perhaps you know of a student who could benefit from this type of busy-work?

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Rangiku]]

Thank you for seeing that my skull was returned to my office yesterday.

The final book list for next term will be Twenty-Five Magical Languages by Ufar Haldah and Deciphering Ancient Runes by Smedly Lurge, as well as Angela Cove's Symbols of Power: Linguistic Secrets Revealed for the upperclassmen and the aforementioned Wright's White Rites across the board. If you need any clarification, I will probably be in my office.

[[/filtered]]


[[Bob will be in his skull for most of the day. Lateniks might find him haunting various areas of the castle throughout the night, always within fifty feet of his office. Also, feel free to trip over any of the indiscriminate selection of school cats who keep congregating outside his door.]]
bobthewizard: (11)
[[Filtered to official-type people and anyone in the vicinity]]

*seethes* Will someone PLEASE Vanish this... substance... off that skull and put it back on the table!? It's a valuable magical artifact -- why isn't this place shielded???


[[Since he's a judge and has to be on-site, Bob's skull was moved to wherever the non-field-judges are. Of course, it was hit by a stray bullet, which knocked it off the table and registered as a head shot (yay red paint), so it now looks grimmer than ever.]]
bobthewizard: (Default)
[[Private, hackable to staff if they try REALLY HARD]]

Of all the lily-livered, clay-brained nincompoopery... how does the confounded Ministry imagine that a randomly administered, atrociously composed "anonymous" questionnaire could tell them anything at all about whether Dark Wizards lurk in their midst!?? God, this country's going to the dogs.

*spends fifteen valuable minutes filling out a stupid survey* )

*grumbles* What a waste of time. I hope they're satisfied.

[[/private]]


[[Strike illegible. I fiddled with the HTML to make the post prettier, but this was really Bob's result! Working from the fifth-book-era complexion of wizarding authority, I figured that Dumbledore might find it harmless to allow the Ministry to include a few of the faculty in one of its dimwitted random surveys. Feel free to have your staff member take the test!]]
bobthewizard: (2)
Further Announcement about Ancient Runes


I have been asked to clarify the requirements for next year's curriculum. You do not have to know a second language in order to take the class. It is called Ancient Runes, not Ancient Dialects. While the class will briefly cover the definitions, origins, and branches of language, those subjects will be strictly background material to the study of letters, runes, hieroglyphics, and other symbols used in wizardry. Bring your English, and you may actually learn something.


[[Filtered to staff]]

-plink-

*whips around, searching for the source of the noise; there's nothing broken on the brief bookshelf, nothing on the floor, nothing that could make a sound like that*

-plink-

*looking up*

..Oh.

-plink-

*all the frustration in the world* If somebody will come to my office, they will find a minor leak in my ceiling. I would take it kindly if it were to be fixed before it wears a hole through my skull or the books beneath it are damaged beyond

-plink-

--recovery. *fumes*


[[The leaky water pipe in Bob's ceiling is dripping directly onto his skull and rapidly becoming worse, so if nobody shows up for a while, his crude bookcase is going to be very wet. Please, someone, think of the books! XD]]
bobthewizard: (3)
Oddly enough... this is preferable to the constant din from the Great Hall.

*bops slightly to the beat*


[[Filtered from students]]

So this is to be my classroom. Adequate, possibly, but a lectern would be more useful than a desk in my situation. Tools will go here; books along this wall; and the windows... hmmm..... The blackboard can stay, though. *dark chuckle* Must have a way for the dear students to demonstrate their work in front of the class.


[[Filtered to the TA]]

Rangiku, I'd appreciate it if you would give the classroom door a password, as I am obviously unable to use a key. Since you will also need access to this room, your setting the word will kill two birds with one stone. It's the first classroom along the western second-floor corridor.

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Miss Harnet]]

Miss Harnet. If in your duties you require any references on ancient runes that are not to be found in the school library, you are welcome to browse through my material; some of it is specifically earmarked towards Transfiguration.

[[/filtered]]
bobthewizard: (6)
[[private]]

My door now operates on command -- thanks to that TA... what was her name, Harnet? Perhaps next time we meet, I'll actually find out what she looks like. Difficult to believe that I can now gain complete privacy at will. *ironically* Good heavens, it wouldn't do to let all this heady newfound power get the better of me -- complete, untrammeled freedom can be as much a curse as this captivity.

Still, this office is inadequate for the formulae I wish to study. The middle classroom overhead is empty. Perhaps that'll work.

[[/private]]


Ah, now this is better.... *surveying the dusty boxes, upturned benches, sunlight filtering in from the cobwebby window* Enough room and more... as long as nobody comes in.


[[Bob hasn't been very social, so I'm forcing him out into a public area. He will be in an unassigned classroom on the second floor, filling the place from wall to wall with glowing, complicated magical equations. From time to time, he'll drop out of sight through the floor to check something from the books in his office. Feel free to find a reason to go in there. XD]]

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