Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Teppenpaw
I don't even know what to expect.
Mon Apr 15, 2019 20:33

The fact that Johana Leonie's English had gotten better was certainly not enough to save her from confusion in basically all of her classes. Herbology however, was both the most likely to see her messing something up, and her favorite for that reason. While she might go the entire class period without understanding something in Charms or Transfiguration, she was much more likely to mess up on a practical lesson like she might find in Potions or Herbology. In Potions, though, that usually meant danger. Herbology, at least for now, was the safer choice, and a favorite of hers.

Today's lesson, once it began, was an exciting one for Johana Leonie. She had spent her life on the line between magic and muggle worlds, and her homegrown lifestyle meant that everything that could possibly work as a fertilizer had been tested at one point or another by somebody she knew. This was a lesson that she knew how to do in German, so it gave her a significant leg up in English; all she had to do now was figure out what the heck was happening.

She knew the name of her own house by this point, and got bits and pieces of what Professor Xavier was saying about what her house was meant to do, so she followed the student Dorian had told her would be nice (and who had thus far proven reasonably nice at the very least), catching up to her at the box of . . . whatever that fertilizer was. She knew it was a muggle product, but she couldn't exactly tell what it was. Looking at it more closely didn't help and smelling it was certainly a bad choice. She winced away from the smell and agreed with Katerina's assessment.

"That's smellt bad," she said. "Do you know what das means?" she asked, pointing at the label. "Miracle grow?" If nothing else, she was pretty confident she could read the words. She knew what grow was, and since English seemed to chop everything up and off anyway, it was probably one of those sorts of things. Like when people said "tonite" or "donut." She hated when they said that.

"It is okay that I work with you?" she confirmed, not entirely sure whether they were supposed to work together at all, and even less sure whether Dorian's friend that she only sort of knew would be interested in working with her anyway.

  • If perhaps not in the way I'd expect. - Katerina Vorontsov, Teppenpaw, Sun Apr 14 17:36
    Katerina was surprised not to find Professor Xavier waiting for the Beginner class at the door, but she did not start to become concerned until he became actually late. Everyone was slightly behind... more
    • I don't even know what to expect. - Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Teppenpaw , Mon Apr 15 20:33
      • Mir-ra-cle. Mirakl. There! There it was! The word was almost the same between the two languages, though she thought it might be used slightly differently in context. She had forgotten how strangely... more
        • Across the board! - Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Thu Apr 18 18:44
          Johana Leonie beamed at Katrina, remembering why she liked the girl so much, when she got a response in German. Katrina's German was about where Johana Leonie's English was, maybe even better, and it ... more
          • We can start with fun with homophones. - Katerina, Sun Apr 21 22:07
            Katerina's eyes widened in surprise when Johana Leonie suddenly spoke Russian. Dorian spoke Russian - sort of - and Tatiana spoke Russian, of course, but even hearing 'my Russian is very bad' from... more
            • I feel so validated! - Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Mon Apr 22 18:26
              OOC -- As usual, full disclaimer that I'm using Google and Google Translate and promise nothing by way of linguistic accuracy. IC -- Johana Leonie felt like she might break into dance in that moment. ... more
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