So I'm playing a fairy and the Queen of the Amazons... How did I become an Amazon, let alone their queen? Amazons are warriors, skilled hunters, fearless warriors.
I get emotionally overwrought cutting steak.
How am I going to do this? I've gotten my lines all memorized, sure. That was no problem. But I can't act. Reading is one thing, performing is another.
Bloody queen of the Amazons...
Had first class of History of the year today. I was kind of surprised when Professor Binns didn't talk about Grindelwald. He must know we're all a little curious about whether or not these claims and rumors going around have any validity.
It's only the first week back and I already can't believe how much I had missed being here. Independet reading and research is nice, but it'll be good to have some aim while reading again.
I missed the books on potions in the library, too. They're so much better than what I have at home. I could spend hours just looking at one of them.
Rose hip tea is very high in vitamin C and good for daily use. The dried, finely chopped rose hips must be soaked in a small amount of water for 12 hours before using. The tea is made by simmering 1 tbsp. rosehips in 3 cups of water for 30-40 minutes. A small amount of dried hibiscus flowers makes a nice addition to this tea, giving it a lemony flavor and a very attractive burgundy color.
This particular potion is very good to remember because it help relieve stress. Hopefully it'll help relieve the stress some people get while making the potion...
There's an interesting quidditch injury from about twenty years ago, where a seeker almost choked to death on a snitch...
He had reached for the snitch, and, with this change of weight, caused himself to fall off of his broom. With his mouth in a yell of surprise and fear, he caught the snitch within it. Upon landing on the ground three meters from where he fell, he swallowed the thing.
Since he was obviously in need of assistance wediwizards rushed to him, and very carefully levitated it out of his throat!
The wings of the ball and the size of it itself, did unfortunately cause some vocal problems even after the snitch was removed. It was a fortnight before his throat was fully healed and he was able to speak again. The book says his first words after he healed were "We won, right?"
From another brick in the wall, I wish you well.
There is a very interesting article in a medimagic magazine about Midas Disease.
As might be expected the disease causes whatever one touches to turn to gold, well, at least take the appearance of gold. Lucky, if the sufferer touches a living creature, the creature is not killed but simply, hm, frozen... If the disease is lifted then they awake as themselves and continue with whatever thought they were thinking before touched. Of course their have been cases of people waking up missing a finger or so...
One contracts Midas Disease by touching anything another carrier has turned to gold. This means that once a carrier touches something, they are the only being able to touch it again until they are cured.
Now the cure for Midas Disease is the very, very interesting part. It is purely psychological. There is no medical cure for it, the carrier themselves has to cure it. Since Midas Disease is usually contracted due to cupidity, all mediwizards can tell suffers is to do one selfless act. Usually it cures them and teaches them a bit of a lesson about greed.
Though doing a selfless act without touching anything can be extremely difficult. The article lists some of the more interesting attempts people have made to cure themselves. One man thought it would be selfless if he gave away all of the gold he had created, not realizing that whoever he gave it to would then also be infected. Another man took a deadly blow for someone else. He was cured, but died shortly thereafter from the blow. One woman who had a child that was deathly ill, touched it so it would be safe until it could be cured. But that of course cured her in return, and hence returned the child to its non golden state. The article doesn't mention if the child was alright or not...
I wish you well.
Garden burnet really has the most interesting of flower clusters.
The plant has an interesting background, too. It's traditionally used to stanch the flow of blood which it is where it gets it's Latin name 'Sanguisorba minor,' as 'sanguisorba' translates loosely as 'blood absrober.'
In the 16 the century it was used to treat rheumatism and gout, but in the 17th centruy it was recommanded as a protection against the plague and similar infectious diseases.
But, currently for the most part, it's a culinary herb. It's used in salads, vinegars, cheese, and butters. According to my books it has a cucumberlike flavor...
I wish you well.
Mother sent me an unedited copy of her newest book! As always I'll read it after school work but before medimagic. She said before that in this book the hero is given a potion by his family that removes any memory of the heroine, and he is engaged to another pureblood! She assured me of course that, as always, there's a happy ending.
Oh! And more good news! My grandmother sent me an owl, well, she gave it to my mother who sent it, but anyway! My grandmother said that her sister is Africa is going to become a great grandmother over the summer, and my grandmother has to go down to help honor her or something, but she wants to bring me along!
I've always wanted to go to Africa, and getting to meet my grandmother's family would be so delightful! I have so many cousins I've never meet, and I'm afraid I really don't know that much about my grandmother's culture... I'd have to ask my parents first put there shouldn't be any trouble in me going! Oh it'll be so wonderful!
I wish you well!
Okay, if I really want to try and strengthen the Pepperup Potion, out of all the books, all the ingredients, and all the bad things that could happen, this is one plant that would strengthen the cold fighting and fever reducing elements, while also helping to raise spirits.
I need feverfew.
And, of course, some Pepperup Potion, a lab, supplies and some time I don't really have...