73rd Podaversary and Planning Episode 73

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
NEWTs will be worth 450 points total – 75 points for 50% at the end of the first month of term, 125 for 75% completion at the end of the second month of term, and 250 points for 100% completion at the end of the final month of term.

Spring 2013 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
June 30: 75% benchmark for 100pts
July 31: 100% final benchmark 200pts

Owls:
OWLs will be worth 200 points total – 75 points for 50% at the end of the second month of term, 125 points for 100% completion at the end of the final month of term.
June 30th: deadline for submission of OWLs at 50%
July 31st: deadline for submission of completed OWLs.

OOtP:
Begin accepting completed missions – midnight POT, July 7th
All missions completed by – midnight POT, July 21st

Quidditch:
June 6 – ?: Training Film #3: Speed Sprints
June 6-12: Pep Rally
June 27- July 3: Scrimage #1
July 7 – 13: Scrimage #2
July 16-22: Scrimage #3
July 31: Final Seeker Presentations to be posted in the Quidditch Thread.

Charms- Marauders Map
Option 1: “Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.”
Knitting/Crochet/Weaving: Fight ugliness. Celebrate beauty. Make an item that makes someone look good. You define what “looks good” is but it must be for a human being.
Option 2: “Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slime-ball.”
Knitting/Crochet/Weaving: Make an item either to embellish someone’s hair or that covers dirty hair.
Option 3: “Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.”
Spinning: A spindle looks like a long nose. Spin some yarn using a drop spindle.
Option 4: “Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor.”
Dyeing: Show that Snape was a great Potions Professor. Dye some yarn in colors inspired by a potion ingredient. Identify the ingredient and explain how it inspired you.

CoMC- Ashwinder
Craft something that reminds you of the ashwinder. Consider its physical properties: how it is born, something to protect from heat/fire, something to help clean up from the dust that it leaves in its wake. These are just some ideas! We look forward to see how you study the ashwinder!

DADA- Boggart
option 1.) Study the natural form of the boggart. No-one has yet identified what the boggart actually looks like. Eliminate your fears from your heart and craft something that you believe would represent a boggart, when it has no fears to shape shift into.
Option 2.) humour is known to defeat a boggart. Practice the riddikulus charm to eliminate a boggart by crafting something that provokes laughter and gaiety.”

Divination- Lampadomancy
Option 1: Craft the flame.
Option 2: Craft something that represents the question you asked of the flame.
Option 3: Craft something inspired by a symbol you saw in the flame (this does not have to be an Ancient Egyptian symbol but you may use that for inspiration if you wish), explaining what you think it means.

Herbology-
1) Craft something large, purple, bouncy, or cumbersome. Using any rav-sanctioned craft, create something akin to the great bouncing bulb and craft something abnormally large or at least noticeably, disproportionately larger than normal. A RIDICULOUSLY large hat perhaps? Like the bouncing bulb, make sure this item seems to stand out.
2) GOBLIN……POTTERY? The large bulb is accustomed to making strong, quaking movements above and below its soil. No, don’t create an actual ceramic pot, but instead create a (or cushion an already existing) container in which your bulb will feel comfy. Use any rav-sanctioned craft. In the case of weaving, remember that several materials can be woven, OR use a very yarn-friendly method such as coiled yarn basketry.

History of Magic- Damara Dodderidge
Option 1: The Night Sky. Use an aspect of Damara’s robes in a project — moons, blue and silver, the night sky…
Option 2: Baby items and expectant mothers. Historians speculate that Damara is tired and hungry because her portrait was painted while she was pregnant. Present your findings along with a baby item or an item an expecting mother would need. This includes the food she is always begging for!
Option 3: Romance. Since being painted, Damara has developed quite a crush on Sir Cadogan. Craft something she could give him to coax him into her frame for a date.

Potions- Craft something related to a Felix Felicis-created perfect day.
Imagine you are in one of Slughorn’s classes with Lily, James, Severus and their classmates (or further back in time with Tom Riddle, Arthur Weasley, Frank Longbottom or Narcissa, Bellatrix, and Andromeda Black). You’ve won the Felix Felicis! What will you do with your perfect day? Would you cut your first steek, try a tricky technique, or enjoy your favourite fiber/pattern/colour? Or craft something you would use during your perfect day, or to represent something you would do once everything was going your way.

Transfiguration- Animagus
Craft your animagus! A purple wombat? A technicolor caterpillar? Show us in fibery goodness your representation of what your animagus would be if you were of an age to transform, and tell us why if you want.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted, with prior approval.

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