Transfiguration 101 — Assignment: Lesson 1

 

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TNFG-101 Assignment: Lesson 1

       As I’m muggle-born and have only recently discovered the wondrous Wizarding World, Transfiguration wasn’t something I thought to be possible.  I’m slowly restructuring my idea and understanding of the world and its capabilities as I attend each new lesson at Hogwarts.  I am still very much in complete amazement with all the promising possibilities.  There is so much to learn and I am utterly intrigued.

       I would especially like to learn more about the theory in Transfiguration class.  It’s mind-boggling to me trying to wrap my head around the fact that physical objects in the world can be altered simply with magic.  How can it be so?  Just how does it work?  It is my aim to fully comprehend the theory behind Transfiguration.

       Transformation, Animagus transfiguration in particular, and Conjuration are two branches I’m most excited about.  To be able to willingly transform into an animal form whenever one wishes to, and to be able to conjure something out of thin air at any given moment—that would simply be marvellous!  I am nervous about the specificity that Transfiguration requires though.  Professor Mitchell cautioned us about that during the lesson.  But what I’m most nervous about are the dangers of Transfiguration—when spells backfire or aren’t cast correctly.  Oh, what horrors a half-completed transfiguration would be!

Herbology 101 — Assignment: Lesson 1

herbology 101 assignment - lesson 1

HERB-101 — Assignment: Lesson 1

Introduction

Celestia Mori is the name I go by.  I am muggle-born and new to this enchanting Wizarding World.

I think I have a gift in understanding non-magical creatures.  Although I cannot communicate with them formally, I seem able to comprehend their “language”, so to speak, much more easily and quickly than others.  There seems to be a level of trust between us and we tend to bond quickly with one another.  I’ve not been exposed to many magical creatures yet but I feel a sense of connection to them as well and I am terribly eager to encounter them and be acquainted with them.

Before the Herbology lesson today, I never had a vested interest in plants.  But the fascination sparked within me as I listened to Professor Tudor.  I see now how essential and connected Herbology is to the creatures, to spells, and to healing.  I desire to pursue Herbology further and I cannot wait for the next lesson!