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Professor Minerva McGonagall

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[Sep. 2nd, 2003|07:11 pm]
Professor Minerva McGonagall
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September second is always a nightmare for any of the Hogwarts staff, but this year the third years seem to have outdone themselves. As all of you very well know, every year I start off by showing the third years one of the higher uses of Transfiguration – turning into a tabby cat and back. This year, however, upon doing so, one of the third-year Hufflepuffs (a great cat love and extremely emotional, I later found out) burst into tears and I spent the next twenty minutes attempting to console her before sending her up to the Hospital Wing. The other third-years thought this was very funny, and one of the Slytherins proceeded to “inform” me that he was surprised that the girl was more frightened by the cat than me. You can imagine my reaction.

I am dreading running into Severus, whom I am certain has already heard all of the details of the incident in full.

As it is, I now have to go and grade my seventh year’s quizzes.

-Professor M. McGonagall
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[User Picture]From: crabbengoyle
2003-09-02 04:17 pm (UTC)
proffesser can yuu plees help mee mareyetta is knot helpfull at al

form, gergory
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-02 04:18 pm (UTC)
Help you how, Mr. Goyle?

-Professor M. McGonagall
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[User Picture]From: crabbengoyle
2003-09-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
uss a dickshunary

merlyn dos ennywun no ennything hear

form, gergory
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-02 04:24 pm (UTC)
A dictionary is used to referance the definitions of words. You look to the page with the word on it and it tells you what it means. It's also used for spelling as long as you have the basic concept of how the word is spelled. You search for the words alphabetically.

-Professor M. McGonagall
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[User Picture]From: crabbengoyle
2003-09-02 04:27 pm (UTC)
i am stil conffused

plees stop saing things lik a proffesser

form, gergory
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-02 04:30 pm (UTC)
I am a Professor though, Mr. Goyle.

Perhaps you should ask Professor Snape or Mr. Malfoy. They see you far more often than I do.

-Professor M. McGonagall
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[User Picture]From: crabbengoyle
2003-09-02 04:42 pm (UTC)
its al rite jinney eksplaned it two mee alreddy

i rekon she out two be a proffesser maybee yuu shud tawk two proffesser dumbuldor abot that

form, gergory
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-02 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the advice, Mr. Goyle.

-Professor M. McGonagall
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[User Picture]From: redvirginia
2003-09-02 04:35 pm (UTC)
a dickshunary iss sumtheng fore smert peeple. yoo probly wont undarstend.

form, jinney
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[User Picture]From: kingofkeepers
2003-09-02 04:37 pm (UTC)
Haha, exactly, Gin!

(That's my sister! Again!)
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[User Picture]From: crabbengoyle
2003-09-02 04:39 pm (UTC)
oh thank yuu

i rekon yuu out two bee a proffesser yuu eksplane things lowds beter

form, gergory
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[User Picture]From: redvirginia
2003-09-03 08:53 am (UTC)
Wrrrrrete.

form, jinney
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[User Picture]From: prof_tonks
2003-09-02 04:55 pm (UTC)
a quiz on the first day? Oh, Professor you are cruel. Felt good didn't it though? *evil grin*
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-02 06:50 pm (UTC)
I needed to assess what they remembered from the previous year, Nymphadora. It's a N.E.W.T. level class, surely you understand.
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[User Picture]From: prof_tonks
2003-09-02 06:51 pm (UTC)
Well.. yes. I was joking.. *blush*
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-03 08:21 am (UTC)
Seems like on of those days. If you need any help at all I'll be down straightaway, you just let me know.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
No, it's fine, Poppy. How did Miss Johnson fare?

-Professor M. McGonagall
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-03 06:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, she's fine. Still a little off kilter but the calming min potion is doing the trick.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-03 06:33 pm (UTC)
That's good. I've never had a student react that way before.

-Minerva
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-03 06:38 pm (UTC)
Not to worry, it's happened a few times in the past.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: mugglesweets
2003-09-03 07:42 pm (UTC)
You are rather intimidating in your Animagus form, Minerva. I seem to remember you gave more than a few Muggles a scare back in 1981, sitting solid still on the fence all day like that.

In any case, I'm sure you could use a break from grading papers. Would you care to accompany me to the Three Broomsticks for a gillywater? (For you, of course -- you're well-aware of what I think about that drink.)
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-04 02:12 pm (UTC)
That was necessary. I was curious and you wouldn't say anything.

I'd like that. When?

-Minerva
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[User Picture]From: mugglesweets
2003-09-04 05:02 pm (UTC)
My dear Minerva, if you'd waited for just a bit longer...

Eight? Of course, I'm sure you have several things to do tonight. All those papers left to grade -- I would completely understand if you declined in favour of their siren call.
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-04 05:50 pm (UTC)
Eight would be fine.

Yours,
-Minerva
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[User Picture]From: adragonlover
2003-09-10 06:40 am (UTC)
Seventh year quizzes! On the secon' day! Professor McGonagall, I know it's their N.E.W.T. year bu' I don' give quizzes till November!
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-09-10 01:04 pm (UTC)
It is far more necessary to give quizzies in Transfiguration than Care of Magical Creatures, Hagrid.
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[User Picture]From: adragonlover
2003-09-11 05:58 am (UTC)
Yes, bu' still...
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