bobthewizard: (13)
[[Filtered to Daisya]]

I am afraid, Daisya, that that is not what I meant by a riddlic rune pattern. The answer, by the way, is "swordfish", but I sincerely doubt that you'll get a working numerological ward out of that.

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to LEGITIMATE Hogwarts residents]]

..There has been a lot of loose talk going around about about blood purity. It stops right here; such foolish and careless language does not befit those born to magic, whatever their heritage. Should anybody be unfortunate enough to refer to tout such myths within my scope of attention, their punishment will be as unpleasant as I can devise. And that, I can assure you, is no small matter.

[[/filtered]]


*fumes* No question where some of those attitudes are coming from... some of these people should never have been allowed to set foot in the school.


[[Filtered to Vala]]

Miss Mal Doran. Today seems as good a time as any to examine those passageways we discussed. If you have some time free....?

[[/filtered]]


[[Strikes unhackable. Bob's good mood has been thoroughly ruined by h8ers. Other characters, feel free to encounter him before or after his conversations with Vala and Daisya.]]
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..I'm not even surprised anymore.


[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

Class will proceed today as usual.

With one exception. This will give you all an excellent opportunity to practice gender inflection in your translations. Each of you will craft today's ward in the inflection for your original gender, and redraw it for your current one, and see which ward works better for you when you've infused them with magic. It will be interesting to find out whether the effect persists after we all change back if we ever do.

[[/filtered]]


*can be seen in the Ancient Runes classroom, inscribing a series of golden runes in the air and humming quietly to herself in a glorious contralto*


[[..And the part of Professor Bob will be played by Emmanuelle Beart.]]
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: (11)
Whoever is responsible for the current condition of my skull.... just... ask next time so that I can head you off. *totally suspects Daisya* My doors, by the way, are newly warded; you will not have such an easy time of it again.

*Note to Bob's students*

I am very pleased with most of your work on the end-of-term exams. There were a few rough spots, but those can be smoothed away next month. My best wishes for an enjoyable holiday season.

--Professor Bainbridge


[[Filtered to Syaoran]]

I regret to say that I will be detained here at the castle for at least a week. Thank you, however, for your kind invitation, and I hope that you and Harry have a productive holiday.

[[/filtered]]


[[Private]]

At least that's done... they will arrive on the proper morning, granting that all the recipients are alive. Which they will be. If some fresh evil had befallen Miss Harnet, surely it would have been mentioned in the Great Hall. What's the matter with the girl? I'm the one who got thrown in the lake!

Nothing has been heard from Madame Pince. Surely she has discovered the discrepancy already. Though I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, the suspense has begun to grate upon my nerves.

[[/private]]


[[Backdated to before the train log. By 'they', Bob refers to the gifts he has dispatched to various people -- they'll be posted as soon as I've compiled them. XD Syaoran, barring anything explicit from Harry-mun, Bob is simply assuming that the two have already discussed the matter, which may or may not be true.]]
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Notes for Izumi, Vala, Dwayne, Daisya, and Marik )


[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

We have been focused during this term on practical concepts of language, art, and intent. Our last section will be a synthesis of the three, during which you will craft, bind, and imbue a ten-page syllabary with which to record the linguistic concepts upon which we will focus for the rest of the year. Bring your dragon-hide gloves, as you will be working with acid, glue, and volatile dyes.

When your syllabaries are finished, we will spend the next few classes revising for the end-of-term exam, upon which I expect each of you to earn an O. If you have questions on any portion of the work we have done to date, do not hesitate to approach me for clarification -- and the sooner the better. From now on, you will bring all of your textbooks to class.....

..And if you do exceptionally well, there will be no take-home work for the holiday break.

[[/filtered]]


[[Each note is visible only to whomever it's addressed to. What Bob has to say to Dwayne will depend on what Izumi has to say to him -- her help in Harry's rescue has done a great deal to ameliorate his anger over the lake incident. As usual, respond with a character comment or OOC note telling how your character does in the class.]]
bobthewizard: (11)
*angry muttering* Confound people walking in without looking where they're going! It's been twenty-four hours; where could the beast have gone? *grumbles* Back to the Forbidden Forest, I shouldn't doubt... wretched animal... I suppose I shouldn't have expected it to....

If anybody has seen a tattooed, hairless cat in the castle, kindly bring it back to the first-floor staff room. Thank you.


[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

I hope you've all been working hard on the parameters of your hexagrammatic rune charts. It is time to discuss imbuing these runes -- and even runes you did not write yourself -- with charms and trigger spells to make them magically active.

As you've all had experience working together, our next class sessions will be performed jointly with Professor Robin's class. You will pick a partner from her class, exchange hexagrams, choose a that you have learned this year, imbue the hexagram with the charm, and incorporate a trigger spell that will set it off whenever you desire. For homework, do the same thing to one of your own hexagrams for practice.

[[/filtered]]


..And five points to anybody who finds that cat!


[[Strike not hackable, but mood is obvious to anyone who sees him. Edit: there may be a log for the project, so stay tuned! :D As for Marco, I'm giving him another day or so loose in the castle. Enjoy his ear-splitting greetings!]]
bobthewizard: (15)
*without warning, a tattooed, hairless cat darts out between the legs of whoever just walked into the secondary staff-room -- and said cat, after being cooped up for over a month, is very curious about what has been going on in the castle*

*races up the nearest stairwell and commences to get acquainted with the first person he meets, thus....*


MIIIIEEEOAAAAUUUUUUUU!!!!


[[Bob will notice his absence pretty soon. In the meantime, feel free to be haunted by his somewhat less-than-ghostly familiar. XD]]
bobthewizard: (6)
*haunting his office, all ready for his stint at the haunted corridor... but instead of his usual pearly hue, he's now blinking between very pale orange and sooty black, clearly the result of a prank*

This should be an interesting afternoon.


[[Filtered to Daisya]]

Hmm. Somewhat. The sentiment, at least, is most appreciated.

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Izumi]]

I suppose you're not responsible for this pyrotechnic display?

[[/filtered]]


No... she would have signed it. But I think I know who did. *wicked smile* Good thing I pranked her back.


[[Strikes illegible. Bob is guessing that Vala sent him the prank.]]
bobthewizard: (11)
*turning slowly in the middle of his classroom, which is littered with spattered ink and bits of quills, brushes, and parchment* Havoc. Complete and utter havoc. I should have asked someone to ward my classroom against those... things. Well, too late now. It's going to take days to sort all this out.


[[Filtered to Bob's students]]

For anybody who did not receive the current assignment due to last week's... security issues, the project involves some of the abrasive inks which were fortunately left untouched. You will each select two pieces of slate from the stack by the wall, trace the letters of a common household spell on one of them in white graphite chalk, choose the correct ink from the table on Page 132 of Deciphering Ancient Runes, and then use a Number Three brush to practice etching letters and lines in your second piece of slate.

If this is your first experience with volatile materials, be sure to wear dragonhide gloves. The ink will burn if it touches your skin, but it can be flushed away with water. Allow the marks to stand for two minutes before wiping the residue away from your slate, and DO NOT write on your first slate until you are reasonably confident in using the ink. For homework, two inches on the type of ink you are using and why it is the right ink for the slate.

[[/filtered]]


[[Filtered to Daisya]]

I would advise against any further nocturnal activity. If you really want a wild fruit bat, discuss the matter with your Care of Magical Creatures teacher or cast Point Me during the day, when you will have the added advantage of finding them asleep.

[[/filtered]]


[[Late post... sorry, everyone! Essentially, a couple of Jakk's friends broke into Bob's classroom and made a mess of parchment and materials, causing him to dismiss several of his classes early. Feel free to have witnessed or heard of the debacle. XD As usual, brief notes on how your character managed the assignment are for the win! And Mell, can we say Izumi pranks Bob in some way before Halloween?]]

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