Georgina Philpott
My sleeves are not suited for concealment
Sun Nov 4, 2018 16:23
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While she wasn’t one to invest a great deal of energy into such redundant considerations as what her favourite class might be, Georgina nevertheless had a preference for her potions classes above all others. There were definitely downsides, like handling genuinely nasty ingredients - Gigi wasn’t opposed to mildy offensive items, such as beetle eyes or billiwig stings, but rat spleens were undeniably disgusting, no matter where you came from - and the toxic fumes created almost every class when something inevitably went wrong, but Rob was just the most fun professor Gigi could imagine. It was like he really understood that giving a pre-teen a textbook was not going to make them learn, but encouraging them to discover why you shouldn’t add salamander tongue to a swelling solution was going to teach a lesson they would never forget. He also did not give a shit about robes, which was ideal, because Gigi did not care to wear them. She had learned, however, that exposed skin in a beginners’ potions class was perhaps not the best plan, so today she covered up with a strappy black dress that finished mid-thigh over a bright red fishnet top that Kaye, in seventh year, had passed along when Gigi complained to the older Aquila about Fell slating her outfits. The fine mesh would offer more protection against spilled potions than bare arms (although admittedly not by much), while her legs were covered completely by red tights, her feet in adorable black patent Mary-Janes with a low heel.

By the time Gigi had settled into a seat at the bench, Rob was done writing a whole lot of instructions on the board. The first year’s heart sank. Maybe this class wasn’t going to be as fun as she’d hoped after all. Then Rob spoke, promptly proving her wrong. The Aquila brightened in an instant, sitting up straighter and paying rapt attention as the Head of the Prankster House issued his April Fool’s assignment. It was brilliant. As if her faith in him weren’t already fully restored, Rob then encouraged the younger students to try their completed potions out on the upper years. Gigi wondered if she could feed hers to Fell, instead. It would only take someone else to cause a diversion, and she could slip a dose into his morning coffee or whatever it was he deemed acceptable to consume. Tosspot.

For once, Gigi didn’t ‘scoot scoot scoot’ as soon as she was instructed to do so. She was overwhelmed by the possibilities that could be accomplished in this class. These potions definitely would not be found in the curriculum textbook, so before the lesson was over she resolved to write down everything that was on the blackboard and file the information away for a rainy day. For now, she needed to make some decisions about what prank would work best on whom. She didn’t know many of the upper years very well (except for Kaye, but Gigi almost didn’t dare prank her) so she was going to make something with the intent of using it on Fell, and that would make the class fun even if her dreams were not realised. More for safety than for aesthetic, Gigi scooped up her masses of dark brown curls into as neat a knot as she could manage, although a few ringleted tendrils escaped down the nape of her neck and around her face. Arms still occupied stretching the elastic into place, Gigi saw her neighbour leave the bench and called, “Hey, can you grab me some vanishing slug slime? Cheers, I appreciate it.”


(OOC: mentions of Kaye approved by her author)

  • Trick up your sleeve? [Potions, I - III] - Professor Rob Hier, Sat Nov 3 12:58
    It wasn’t that Professor Robert Hier had always been a proponent of planning ahead, but if nothing else had taught him that it was a useful application of his energy, raising four children had done... more
    • Yep. Begrudgingly. Yep. - Satveer Mital , Tue Nov 6 06:06
      It’s fair to say that Satveer had been somewhat distracted over the last few months. He’d kept his head down and focused. Exam prep was in full swing and with it the immeasurable pressure of his... more
      • Why begrudgingly?? - Sadie Embers, Sun Nov 18 20:48
        Yup, Rob and her mom totally made sense as possible school friends. Sadie already thought this was possible, since he was head of Aquila, played Quidditch, was hilarious, and went to school at the... more
    • Ready to play my trump card - Eugene Hardie , Sun Nov 4 19:16
      Eugene loved robes. They made him feel extra magical and he particularly liked the way they swooshed dramatically when you ran down a corridor. He just wished they were fluffier. Then they’d be even... more
      • Trumps are wild - Elliot Phippen, Mon Nov 5 16:50
        In terms of “classes that really make you feel like a wizard,” Potions was pretty high up there. Astronomy and Cultural Studies were at the very bottom of the list. Even when they talked about... more
        • I'm OK with a little risk - Eugene, Tue Nov 6 19:13
          It was a great colour, green. He’d really come to appreciate it more since being in the green house. Even if all the worst tasting food was green (broccoli, brussel sprouts, mint ice cream) a lot of... more
          • Risky business is what I do - Elliot, Sun Nov 11 12:53
            “Got it,” Elliot agreed readily. Honestly he would’ve said anything to speed up Eugene sharing whatever top-secret information he had, but Elliot was also good with secrets. He loved that feeling you ... more
            • Welcome to the team - Eugene, Sun Nov 18 12:14
              “A spy?” Eugene’s shoulders slumped, and he looked at Elliot, dismayed. He had not had a lot of luck convincing people that an underground network of sinister supernatural beings existed at RMI, and... more
              • Is there a uniform? - Elliot, Tue Dec 4 19:54
                Elliot followed Eugene’s waggling eyebrows to one of the third-years, Anssi. Elliot usually worked with other first years in class—Sadie and Tycho and Grayson and sometimes Gigi, when she wasn’t... more
                • A deerstalker is compulsory - Eugene, Tue Dec 11 05:58
                  The pieces were finally starting to fall into place- well almost . He still did not understand what the ghosts were up to but Elliot had given him his first solid lead. “I didn’t know RMI had secret... more
                  • What about a trenchcoat? - Elliot, Fri Dec 14 22:39
                    Could he show Eugene where the secret passageways were? On the one hand it had been A Whole Thing for Elliot to find the passageways on his own. There had been a bet with Sadie and everything. Eugene ... more
                    • Optional - Eugene, Sun Dec 30 15:29
                      “She BIT you,” Eugene repeated, voice rising shrilly above the noisy classroom. “Why did she bite you?” Kit had always seemed fairly normal to Eugene. She was fun, and smart, and not at all like his... more
                      • Do I need a magnifying glass? - Elliot, Mon Jan 14 09:52
                        “Because she appointed herself captain of the Morality Police,” Elliot spiced up the answer to Eugene’s question. Kit had been very clear that she was biting him because he had sworn in her presence. ... more
    • Deciding. Debating. De...stroying? - Katherine Kendrick, Sun Nov 4 17:11
      It wasn’t that Kit was every any good at following directions, but she wasn’t typically intentionally bad at it. Sometimes it was a misunderstanding between her and the directionser, although more... more
      • Derailing - Jesse Keller, Sun Nov 4 17:56
        Lots of strange things happened at magic school. Or, Jesse could infer that from his own experiences but he could not verify the accuracy of the statement. What would be more accurate would be to... more
        • Do you think so? - Kit, Thu Dec 13 08:22
          Kit was pretty sure she’d never once worked with Jesse but she was also pretty sure that she would probably forget if she had, so maybe she had. Jesse seemed like a nice, boring person which would... more
          • I feel it's inevitable - Jesse, Sun Dec 16 16:09
            Kit claimed to be good at potions, refuting Jesse’s suggestion that the opposite was true, and that perplexed him. Jesse knew he should believe Kit, because she was the person under discussion, so... more
            • Let me focus my laserbeams - Kit, Tue Dec 18 11:14
              “Good,” Kit said smugly. Jesse didn’t swear at home, he didn’t even say ‘shut up’ which was totally something that Kit had said to Marissa before when she was mad. The sisters didn’t fight very... more
              • I really don't think you should - Jesse, Sun Dec 30 16:45
                Kit seemed appeased by Jesse’s answer that he was not allowed to use cuss words at home. He was not at home when he was at school, obviously, and so in the parent-less space that was the whole... more
    • My sleeves are not suited for concealment - Georgina Philpott, Sun Nov 4 16:23
      • No one's questioning that - Joseph Blair, Mon Nov 5 22:19
        From the first he’d learned he needed a cauldron for school, Joey had decided that Potions was gonna be ripe. Chemistry had already been his second-favourite of the sciences (his first-favourite was... more
        • Hey I have layers! - Gigi, Tue Nov 6 16:42
          Joey agreed to get the slugs. Georgina grinned at him from between her elbows. She didn’t know her yearmate very well yet - and she’d dropped judging people on their prevalence of hugs from relatives ... more
          • Joey was a little thrown off by her mention of ‘suits’, cos it wasn’t as if many people here even wore suits. Most of them went for robes instead which he assumed was equal hands because Wizard... more
            • You saying I'm not great at his? - Gigi, Thu Nov 22 08:41
              Okay then, Joey had a point about the staff realising that Rob was entirely capable of convincing - even encouraging his whole beginner class to brew potions for the sole purpose of pranking older... more
              • Gigi's laughter didn't pass on any real sign of her opinion. Whether she agreed or not with his assessment of how foolishly rebellious it'd be to make the Deputy Headmaster puke slugs, she clearly... more
                • Apparently the language barrier worked both ways, although Joey was quicker to figure out Gigi’s British-isms than she was to translate his Down Under slang. It wasn’t surprising, considering how... more
    • This is just what I needed - Andrew Tennant, Sun Nov 4 15:58
      Things had been weird. Dade Dakota was a girl now, Remington was having dating drama, Kit and Darlene were kind of getting along… everything was upside down and Drew felt weird about it in different... more
      • I want to play too! - Mikael Lundqvist, Sat Nov 17 00:07
        “Warts?” Anssi echoed thoughtfully. Having been in the middle of scooping a generous portion of rodent tails, he paused briefly to shoot a sneaky glance at where Malachi was sitting and imagined him... more
        • Good old Anssi. Drew had had his doubts about bringing him into the self-defense club group. They’d wanted Ruben as their sponsor, and he’d been frigging great at it, but the condition was that his... more
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