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Professor Philpott
Beginners - Pointless Puffs
Wed Feb 28, 2018 08:12
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“Good morning,” Professor Philpott greeted the beginners class. They’d had enough classes by now to know that he was not their regular professor. However, their regular professor was smoking at the ears at present, so was not exactly fit to teach. “I’m Professor Philpott. When your regular professors are indisposed, you will find me or Professor Carter taking your class instead. Should you wish to sign up for independent study projects during your later years, you will also have me as a supervisor.

“Today’s class is about wizarding pets. Specifically, puffskeins and pygmy puffs,” he informed them, with little enthusiasm. The point, as far as he could tell, of these creatures were that witches of a certain age found them cute. As he was not a witch of a certain age, he found them pointless.

“You will need to set up their cages with bedding, food and water. Professor Taransay has provided a selection for the former two items,” the bedding options included everything from shredded to paper to miniature dolls house furniture - and given his previous notions about them being for overly cutesy girls, he wondered whether they did actually have a preference for the latter, or would at least tolerate being forced into it. The food selection didn’t include anything dangerous to the animals but was an equally mixed bag. “You can work in pairs and discuss which you think would be the best choices, then note how your puffskein or pygmy puff seems to like them, and compare with other pairs.” Apparently this lesson targeted basic animal care duties and observation skills. It still seemed dull to him, but he wasn’t much of an animal person. Shame he potentially had a whole day of this.

OOC - canon is fairly open on what ‘puffs like, so it’s up to you guys, just so long as you leave enough room for other people to contradict you. E.g. your character thinks XYZ, it seems that their ‘puff is quite interested in something but…. Posts are marked on the writing content, and should be at least 200 words, but longer and more detailed posts will score better.

    • Guidance neededMichael DiCaprio - Pecari, Thu Apr 5 19:48
      The topic of today's class was a lot more interesting than other classes. He was getting used to learning about magic and spells instead of language arts or science. Science was always fun when his... more
    • I don't know, they could be good company.Tatiana Vorontsova, Pecari, Tue Mar 6 12:51
      Tatiana normally only gave a cursory glance over the front of a class on her way into it, noting that everything was more or less the way it had been the last time she left a room without even... more
      • Mignonne petite duvet-souffleDorian Montoir, Teppenpaw, Wed Mar 7 07:45
        Dorian was a little put off by the presence of an unfamiliar face at the front of the classroom. He didn’t have particularly strong feelings one way or the other about Professor Taransay as a person, ... more
        • It's so sweet and cuddly.Tatiana, Wed Mar 7 15:23
          Tatiana didn’t understand every word that Dorian said to the puffskein, but the general idea was easy enough to pick up and she smiled, too, as he petted the little creature in her hands. “Souffle?”... more
          • I guess it takes after me thenDorian, Thu Mar 8 07:32
            “Ey! Je ne le ferais pas non plus,” he protested, more aiming his remarks at the Puffskein, who a) was the one that needed to be told that he would not do this either and b) needed exposure to... more
            • Tatiana grinned at Dorian as he protested that souffles were not necessarily sweet, citing one made of cheese. “Someday I give you paskha, Dorya,” said Tatiana. “C’est fromage sucré, et ochen’... more
              • I think he gets his stubbornness from youDorian, Thu Mar 15 09:11
                “Ok ok,” he agreed, as Tatya threw together a fusion of food-related words, “Stop describe and just feed me. Et bien sûr, on peut manger quelque fromage avec les chose sucré… Brie avec des... more
                • Not to mention beauty and brains, right?Tatiana, Sat Apr 14 20:53
                  Tatiana patted her friend’s shoulder sympathetically when he began reminiscing about foods he would rather be eating. She did not really over much like French cheeses, but she quite understood... more
    • Looks like TribbleParker, Thu Mar 1 09:57
      This year seemed to be becoming animal focused for Parker. First it was all the stories of the Bird Fish tribe, looking up animals that Cleo wrote about, then the actual bird fish in Charms that... more
      • You found tribble; I’m a witch of a certain ageJasmine, Crotalus, Thu Mar 8 11:31
        Had Jasmine been the type of person to reference her syllabus to see what she could expect to do today in her classes, Care of Magical Creatures would have been the class she did it in, so she would... more
        • Which Witch? These puns can be tribblingParker, Pecari, Thu Mar 29 08:27
          Parker turned to see his partner was a first year who was snuggling their puff/tribble. She was being affectionate with it, to the point where Parker worried she might kill the animal. Parker held... more
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