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Professor Severus A. Snape (suitablysnapish) wrote,
@ 2003-04-28 23:52:00
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    Dear Journal:

    Yesterday was quite a trial. I don't wish to go into the particulars, but Bill saw fit to *punch me in the face* when he realized that I had exposed his little association with Granger. It was rather painful, I'll admit, especially considering he amicability we once had shared. But alas, that is no more. He and I are enemies, it would seem. I gave him that strike out of the friendship we once shared, but next time I will not be so gracious. He will find that a man of my stature who has survived the brutality of the war and Voldemort's slow creep across the world to be made of slightly sterner stuff. I took on a legion of werewolves, by god, and I can take one snippish little upstart whose *ahem* -testosterone- is bigger than his brain.

    In fury I went upstairs and... expressed my anger physically. Rosmerta came upstairs and, I confess, caught me at it. She was quite nonplussed, but at least she was able to calm me down. I am suddenly grateful for that time we spent in sixth year, when she learned to handle my emotional variations. Do you remember the time I threw that chair through a window, Rosie? Ah, those were good times. To be young and stupid again... ahhh.

    Well, I will conclude this journal with a note to Professor Lupin: you and I are on an even standing as far as repayment goes, and you can collect your Sleeping Draught tonight or tomorrow night, should you need it. Very well then...

    Ten points to the first student who can tell me what a primary ingredient in a common Eight-Hour Sleeping Draught is.


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Eight-Hour Sleeping Draught
h_granger
2003-04-29 00:24 (link)
I believe that would be powdered root of asphodel, Professor.

H. Granger

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Re: Eight-Hour Sleeping Draught
suitablysnapish
2003-04-29 03:29 (link)
I believe, Miss Granger, that you are thinking of the Draught of the Living Death, which as nearly everyone knows is clearly distinct from a common Eight Hour Sleeping Draught. No points shall be awarded.

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Re: Eight-Hour Sleeping Draught
h_granger
2003-04-29 03:54 (link)
Professor, unless I am mistaken, the main difference between the Draught of the Living Death and the Eight-Hour Sleeping Draught is that the Eight-Hour draught lacks wormwood, not root of asphodel.

Madam Rosmerta, however, seems to be making the error you thought I was.

H. Granger

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Re: Eight-Hour Sleeping Draught
suitablysnapish
2003-04-29 04:54 (link)
Asphodel is an incidental ingredient in the Common Sleeping Draught, Miss Granger. As you should know, had you been paying attention during my last lecture instead of whispering instructions in Longbottom's ear (again)... asphodel is only added to extend the duration of the Eight-Hour Draught past its usual duration.

Incidentally, Madam Rosmerta has not attended a potions class in many years. What would your excuse be?

Again, no points will be awarded.

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Re: Eight-Hour Sleeping Draught
scarah
2003-04-29 07:05 (link)
-Many- years?

Cheers,
Madam Rosmerta

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And wormwood.
scarah
2003-04-29 00:55 (link)
Maybe now "Wild Bill" will have a little insight as to why his welcome at the Broomsticks has not been hastily bestowed upon him.

Cheers,
Madam Rosmerta

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Hops
zodymoon
2003-04-29 04:49 (link)
The answer is hops, Professor. That's a primary ingredient in the lesser Sleeping Draught.

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Re: Hops
suitablysnapish
2003-04-29 04:50 (link)
Excellent, Mister Moon. Ten points to Slytherin, and my pleasantly surprised congratulations. You actually did study over the break, as promised. Very good, Mister Moon. Very good.

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Re: Hops
suitablysnapish
2003-04-29 05:12 (link)
... Now, for ten more points, can you explain -why- hops is such an important ingredient?

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Re: Hops
zodymoon
2003-04-29 05:13 (link)
Hops is a powerful sedative and has been used since Ancient Egypt to promote a restful sleep. It is also used to flavour beer, but... ah, that's probably not relevant to a sleeping draught.

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Re: Hops
suitablysnapish
2003-04-29 05:15 (link)
A proper answer, and I shall overlook the comment about beer. *Warning glance toward Moon.*

Ten more points for Slytherin. Are you satisfied, Miss Granger? Or shall I award yet more points for Mister Moon's studiousness?

Perhaps you are simply annoyed that you are not the only one who can recite information like litany... at least as far as potions is concerned. *Glances toward his pupil.*

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