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Isaac Song - Pecari
Sat Jun 17, 2017 20:14

Isaac always felt a little bad for Professor O'Malley having her class right after lunch, but someone had to. He was feeling lethargic as usual, perhaps because he enjoyed stuffing himself or he enjoyed a lot of rich foods. In any case, he always fought sleep in Potions even if they were making a really interesting draught.

Today was worse. He thought he was going to fall headfirst into his cauldron if he didn't have someone to help him stay awake. The Pecari slapped his hands against his cheeks after sitting down and opened his almond eyes wide to try and fight the drowsiness that was already threatening to overwhelm him. Isaac sat up straight and started fiddling with his pencil, hoping it would distract him enough. He greeted his neighbor warmly and silently hoped he wouldn't get caught falling asleep in class.

"Seems like we're doing a lot of experimenting at this school these days," he whispered to his desk partner during Professor O'Malley's introduction. The school was short on staff, but they seemed to be making it work somehow. Lauren had told him this wasn't considered normal for Sonora or any magical school, but the professors here seemed to be unusually flexible and extremely industrious. Isaac liked that; at least his school sounded better than his friends' back home. However, with no Quidditch matches to watch and follow, Isaac found these days a little boring. Scrimmages were cool if you were a player, but not so much as a spectator.

Even though the professor's relay of instructions was short, he found himself nodding off. When he almost fell out of his chair, he quickly straightened up and rubbed his black hair in embarrassment. Luckily it had been quiet so only the people around him would've noticed. "Geez," he muttered before taking a deep breath. Finally it was time for some practical work, and he hopped out of his chair to get his blood moving.

"If you haven't noticed, I'm feeling really tired today so sorry if I'm more out of it than usual." Isaac rubbed the back of his neck as he mentally ran through the ingredients in his bag. "I'm down to follow the instructions from the Intermediate class--I'll have to start brewing those next year anyway--if you're up for it. I can go get it too. Do we need any more ingredients? I think I have everything except Flobberworm Mucus and Lavender."

  • Nap time! [Years I-II]Professor Sophie O'Malley, Fri Jun 2 22:57
    As the staff fluctuated, it was impossible not to feel the strain. Sophie was not even technically affected, but the stress of her coworkers felt almost tangible. There were a lot of holes to fill... more
    • How about daydream time?Kir McLeod, Teppenpaw, Sun Jun 25 21:50
      Kir had three different places that he tended to sit in class. First, and best, was next to Kit, but he couldn’t sit there all the time because his other friends and her other friends would probably... more
    • Zzzz... — Isaac Song - Pecari, Sat Jun 17 20:14
      • Sleep on your own timeJennifer White (Aladren), Thu Jun 22 14:16
        Jen had been at Sonora long enough to start forming preferences of her classes. She liked herbology, but she found potions dull. Her partiality to herbology was important in this context, because it... more
        • Doesn't work so well for meIsaac, Sat Jun 24 20:23
          Isaac hadn't heard this first year talk very much, but he did recognize her and felt a little bad that he couldn't remember her name. He smiled apologetically at her when she made it clear she'd... more
          • Then I guess you need this potionJen, Wed Jun 28 07:55
            When Isaac had returned, Jen had cleared the workspace of books and parchment and had retrieved the lavender she’d volunteered from her own kit. The first year had began collecting together measuring ... more
    • Overtthinking Kit Reid, Wed Jun 7 11:13
      Arriving to Potions, Kit took her seat at the front of the class. She always sat at the front whenever possible. Judging by the looks of her – blonde and always fashionably dressed – one might not... more
      • Just take it one step at a time.Amelia Layne, Aladren, Wed Jun 7 15:43
        At this point, with Professor Pye and Professor Perrault both abruptly gone, it almost felt weird to go to Potions and Care of Magical Creatures and Transfiguration and see different faces. In two... more
    • I wishNatalie Atwater, Pecari, Mon Jun 5 14:50
      Natalie never really wanted to go to class after lunch. Actually sometimes, she didn't want to go to class period but after lunch it was worse, because she resented that she only had enough time to... more
      • Re: I wishWinston Pierce, Wed Jun 7 15:35
        Winston enjoyed potions most of the time. It wasn't necessarily his favorite class, as it lacked the interesting high points of some of his other classes, but it was fairly consistent in what to... more
        • What do you wish for?Natalie, Thu Jun 22 15:37
          Natalie cringed inside when Winston mentioned that Sophie explicitly said that neither potion was harder. Admittedly, the Pecari was not the best at listening to directions, which might be part of... more
          • Winston nodded in agreement. "That works for me. I'd prefer not to just sit around waiting, too. Hang on, let me just put this back." He held up the intermediate textbook to show her what he was... more
            • I wish I had more important content.Natalie, Sat Jul 8 16:52
              Natalie waited as Winston returned the intermediate text to Sophie and her mind began to wander slightly. She wished she was on a beach. Even if the beach was just a conjured up one in MARS. How nice ... more
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