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Ebele Miranda Swan ༐ "Raven" ([personal profile] chanuphis) wrote in [community profile] alicornutopia2016-01-26 02:41 pm

high temperatures

Miranda and Sadde were both promising enough in Potions last year that Slughorn has consented to run a junior alchemy tutorial for them, once weekly, on top of their other course load. He informs Sadde that if Sadde's other grades are as uninspiring as they were last year, the alchemy tutorial will be the first thing to give to allow him more time to complete other work; but since Slughorn thinks this is a failure of motivation and not competence they can try with the Alchemy section anyway. (Miranda's coursework is impeccable.) One other second-year from Hufflepuff and two third years also fold into the class to make it somewhat more worth Slughorn's time. They are supposed to read four chapters of a book called Ye Alchymeste's Waye before their first class on Friday evening and the entire book is written like that, but then on Friday they are going to - without any direct wandwork - turn a whole oyster into a pearl, so.

This year also sees the two of them invited to something called the "Slug Club".
mrwoods: ((i) pursed lips)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Grumble grumble fine he promises he'll study more this year.

As for the "Slug Club" - what.
mrwoods: ((l) surprised)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
...again, what.
msmaxwell: ((o) sad)

[personal profile] msmaxwell 2016-01-26 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Willow is not bummed out by this. At all. Nope. She is very glad her friends get to go and be special and have fun with all the other special kids. Really.
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[personal profile] pleating 2016-01-26 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"My mum used to go to the Slug Club when she was in school and she says it's not that interesting, literally just dinner with different food."
mrwoods: ((g) raised eyebrow)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"So... what exactly is the point?"
msmaxwell: ((h) confused)

[personal profile] msmaxwell 2016-01-26 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Willow is not sulking. She really isn't! She's just really busy with whatever-it-is she's doing right now. Very focused. Yes.
msmaxwell: ((j) surprised)

[personal profile] msmaxwell 2016-01-26 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Surely he knows you two are going to take over the world, it's gotta be obvious by now."
mrwoods: ((k) curious)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm... pretty sure Miranda and I are not the first twelve-year-olds to say they're going to take over the world."
Edited 2016-01-26 22:57 (UTC)
mrwoods: ((h) not bad)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"The first twelve- and almost-twelve-year-olds, then."
mrwoods: ((d) smirk)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"And here I was thinking it was my looks and your charming personality."
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[personal profile] msmaxwell 2016-01-26 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Willow giggles a little.
mrwoods: ((b) smile)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
That was entirely the intended consequence!
msmaxwell: ((b) manic)

[personal profile] msmaxwell 2016-01-26 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't worry about it."

She doesn't need help doing it she'll get in all on her own and no one can stop her they'll see, they'll all see!
Edited 2016-01-26 23:26 (UTC)
mrwoods: ((g) raised eyebrow)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)



Okay now what exactly are they supposed to do with the oysters and other materials?
mrwoods: ((f) question)

[personal profile] mrwoods 2016-01-26 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
...well that sounds like fun. He cracks his knuckles and gets to it.

So, they're supposed to turn an oyster into a pearl. There are several possible layers of metaphor he can work with here: creature to non-creature, rough to polished, manufacturer to manufactured... hmm.

No, that's too broad. Something more specific to the matter at hand. Pearls - he has read up on those - are generated when a minuscule irritant finds itself trapped within the oyster's folds. They create a "pearl sac" around the irritant and start depositing certain chemical compounds inside it in an immune response.

From that stuff like irritation, threat, immunity, trap, chemical compounds...

What materials does he have to work with?

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