Potions Class 1 : First + Second Years

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Post by Lily Luna Potter on Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:52 pm

Lily felt completely illegitimate as a professor. Perhaps it was because the job itself was just a bit of an excuse for the work s/he had actually agreed to, or maybe it was her age, but more than anything it was probably the scandalous nature of her last few years as a student. Had she continued on as she had when she first got back from America, the only asterisk next to her name would have been Top of Her Class. But that had been changed, to Drug Addict, Drop Out, Werewolf, Weirdo. And she just had to deal with that.

Perhaps this was why she was actually looking forward to this class, of all the others. The first and second years were not going to have much to go off of her, besides what they heard. She expected the least amount of judgment from them, so she felt a bit of the pressure relieve.

She had instructed the students upon their entrance to pair themselves off based on year, pairs of firsts and pairs of seconds. Once they were settled, she began.

"Hello. You may call me Professor Potter. This is Potions. Welcome to the new year."

She wanted to leave it at that. She wanted to leave it at that so bad, but some of them had those deer-in-the-headlights look. She sighed. "I will be grading this class based on ability to follow instructions, work ethic, and improvement. Potions is not difficult if you simply read the instructions and follow. In this way, it can become tedious, but it is efficient. There is room for experimentation within the subject, but it can be dangerous. If you have questions about the property of an ingredient, or the reaction between two, or why cutting a root one way or the other affects its use in a potion, please ask. Think investigatively. This is how you might learn to enjoy this class. Though enjoying a class is certainly not required. That's up to you."

She offered a small shrug and waved her wand, writing unfurling on the board. "First years will be working on the Cure for Boils. There are two very different ways to approach this potion, so we will be approaching the Book of Potions recipe. Second years, sleeping draught. A few of you might have started on this last year, so you may feel free to attempt the alternative not laid out in Book of Potions. Work in pairs. The storeroom is stocked completely, and labelled well, but please pat attention. I will check on your work once you begin. Go for it."

[[Feel free to interact and talk as you please. Lily doesn't care. Socialize, let the potionmaking be a backdrop for whatever your character is going through]]
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Post by Christian Thorfinn on Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:55 pm

This was not what Christian had expected of Lily Potter.† He knew that she was part of Shylock's therapy thing, so he had expected there to be something more obviously off about her.† People who went to therapy had things wrong with them, didn't they?† And Shylock was certainly odd enough.

But she just looked like a normal person.† Not even an adult, really.† She barely looked past seventh year.† Then again, one of the reasons Selwyn had been panicking was because he thought he was too young to be a deputy headmaster.† Maybe she'd been handpicked just like he had been.

Christian did not want to learn about a stupid boil cure potion, however.† Who even got boils nowadays?† Except people who got themselves in foolish duels and got cursed.† Even then, it eventually wore off.† But nobody actually got naturally occuring boils, did they?† Gross.


She had said some of the second years worked on the sleeping draught last year.† Maybe he could do that one instead.
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Post by Emilie Fyre on Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:56 pm

Emilie was nervous to say the least. She was nervous about not having classes with Scarlett. She was nervous about saying something wrong and looking stupid. She was just... nervous. She took a deep breath and entered the classroom and looked around. Was she early? There was only the professor and one other student so far. She bit her lip nervously and took a seat in the middle of the classroom. She began taking out her supplies and just tried to not draw any attention to herself. She tried to keep her breathing even as she did so and managed to keep calm
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