Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Charms - Done!

I was out sick yesterday, so work is a little hectic. So, quikpost of my turned-in Charms assignment!
Hello, Professor! This is CraftyGryphon, Second Year Slytherin, turning in her Charms assignment! I have found an interesting protective charm that we have here, but Muggles don't - in fact, their version of the charm actually seems to be a small monster!

"Dust bunnies (or dustbunnies) are Muggle objects created bysmall clumps of dust that form under furniture and in corners that are not cleaned regularly. They are made of hair, lint, dead skin, spider web, dust, and sometimes light rubbish and debris, and are held together by static electricity and felt-like entanglement. The movement of a single large particle can start the formation of a dust bunny! Dust bunnies are especially harmful to Muggle electronics, as they can obstruct air flow through heat sinks, severely raising temperatures and shortening the life of electronic components.

In our world, however, they are little magical creatures that actually protect objects by covering them. Their limited intelligence allows them to recognize open potions bottles, and they'll act quickly to prevent spills. They will quickly cluster underneath falling objects as well, providing protection from impact.

As you can see, they don't have any effect whatsoever on Muggle electronics…

...except when confronted with "remote controls" (which control the Muggle version of pictures, somehow). Then they can become quite vicious; it isn't recommended that anyone come between a Dust Bunny and a remote control it has claimed for itself.

I enjoyed conjuring up these little guys, despite the unanticipated dangers. Thanks for a fun assignment, Professor!


  1. Cute. Are they fighting over the remote?

  2. Not only are they fighting over it - they wouldn't let me NEAR it. We ended up watching "Le Journal 24" - news in French - for the rest of the evening.

    (And I don't even think any of them understand French, either!)


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