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  1. What's Your Pottermore Patronus?

    On one account I have a White Mare on another I have a Chow-Chow. I think the White Mare fits me better. I thought I would get a cat.
  2. What's a good name for an American male cousin of Cormac Mclaggen?

    1. victoria_anne


      Mason, Liam, Ethan, Oscar... Good luck :wub:

    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I went with Byron but that might be a little old fashioned but Cormac is old fashioned too.

  3. I can't decide who I want Charlie and Wendy to run into when they go out to karaoke with her team in the USA which includes her slightly younger twin brother. It's between her estranged mother (they haven't  seen each other since her youngest brother came out as gay before his seventh year in 1994) and her ex-fiancé (they've been estranged for just as long).

  4. Do you think Ilevrmorny students would be taught British Wizarding World History?

    Do you think Ilvermorny would have an equivalent to the Triwizard Tournament?  

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    2. PaulaTheProkaryote


      I would assume that it would be an elective style course and it would be very american-centric still (at least that's how my world history classes were). Somehow I think we'd have even more outrageous tournaments too because go big or go home.

    3. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I see it as an elective as well. Just because the founders of Ilvermorny were Irish and British.

      As for the equivalent to the Triwizard Tournament, it would probably he the Brazilian school (Castlebrox) and  another school.


      I was curious because my newest OC Wendy Brown and her siblings went to Ilvermorny.

    4. Margaret


      Probably only in passing. I think they might be taught about the rise of Voldemort because a Western English speaking country being taken over by a dictator in the late 20th century is kind of a big deal and there is a warning there about pureblood supremacy, but I would imagine it would only be big issues like that.

      After all, there are many countries in the world and it would hardly be possible for Ilvermorny to teach about them all.

      I am a history teacher in Ireland and for the Junior Cert. (our equivalent of O.W.L.S.), the topics covered are: the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Celts in Ireland and early Christian Ireland, the Romans (or Egyptians or Greeks but Romans are by far the most common choice), Medieval Europe (which is kind of vague but mostly based on Britain), the Renaissance, the Age of Exploration, the Protestant Reformation, the Plantations (basically the conquest of Ireland by the British), the American War of Independence, the French Revolution, the 1798 Rebellion, the Agricultural Revolution in Britain, the Industrial Revolution in Britain, the Irish Famine of the 1840s, then the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, the Civil War, Irish politics since independence, Northern Ireland and the "Troubles", the rise of Fascism, the rise of Communism, World War II, the Cold War and Social Change in Ireland in the 20th century.

      So there is quite a bit about other countries' history but they are either large events (World War II and the Cold War - while Ireland might not have been involved, they both had the potential to affect everybody regardless of whether or not they took part) or else had a specific impact on Ireland (the American War of Independence and the French Revolution helped to inspire the 1798 Rebellion) and to be honest, can be a bit out of context. Oh, I forgot the Versailles Treaty is taught as a cause of World War II, without World War I being on the course.

  5. Every year I watch the Halloweentown series, I get the plot bunny for a Harry Potter Crossover. But how would that work they're more than likely American (they would go to Ilevrmorny) and their magic system is quite different.  

  6. Do you think Chocolate Frog Cards are only sold in the British Wizarding World? I wanted my American OC's five-year-old nephew to collect them.

    1. wandlessmagic


      I would think so, perhaps they recently went international and there are some cards sold exclusively to Americans?

    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I know they have cards of the American National Quidditch Team members.

    3. Margaret


      I think they could well be international. Or America could have something similar but slightly different.


  7. Is it possible for a woman to have a miscarriage because of stress?

    1. clevernotbrilliant
    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I was curious because I wanted my OC Wendy to have a miscarriage due to the stress of having her mum not accepting the fact that she is pregnant and her brother coming out of the closet which ends in her mum separating from her father.

  8. Degrassi

    Degrassi. Is one of my favorite shows. I started watching religiously every Friday at 5:00pm (I think that's time slot) in my sophomore/junior year of high school in 2005/2006. It was Peter's first season. Emma, J.T, Terri, Marco, Ellie and Sean were some of my favourite characters in the earlier generations. I also love Clare, Adam, Eli, Maya, Declan, Connor, Anya, and Sav. From the next class, I like Frankie, Winston, Lola, and Shay
  9. Rick Riordan-verse

    I watched the first movie before buying the first book. Though, I couldn't get into it at first. That was I think 2010. I saw the second movie and got into them again. I marathoner all his series two years ago to prepare for the first Magnus Chase Book. Hereoes of Olympus > Percy Jackson > Kane Chronicles. I think it's because I was never too into Egyptian Mythology.
  10. What are some reasons a mother can be estranged from her three children and husband?

     I'm trying to figure out the backstory of my OC Wendy's immediate family.

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    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      The two oldest kids are adults when she becomes estranged while their youngest brother is in his last year at Ilvermorny.

    3. TidalDragon


      It would probably be helpful to know some things about the mother in order to answer more fully, though I like a number of the suggestions that were made above, even in the time-frame you listed. Some others that may fit:

      She interferes in their marriages and relationships causing them to fail.

      She doesn't support their career/life ambitions.

      Their behavior/lifestyle undermines her ambitions (perhaps she's in politics or some other profession where public perception, including of family, is very important).

      The kids leave the religion she raised them in and she refuses to speak to them as a result.

      One (1) of the kids comes out in some way - perhaps the one (1) still in school - and she rejects them while the others support their sibling.

      The youngest gets a classmate pregnant and they're keeping/not keeping the baby.

      They've moved away from their hometown (and the youngest plans to) leaving her feeling abandoned.

      Hope some of the ideas offered help you out!

    4. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I had touched the idea that the youngest brother comes out to his family besides his older sister (she already knows he's gay). The father and the other brother accept him readily but the mom has a hissy fit. 

      I do like the pregnancy angle too. The OC could  unexpectedly get pregnant from her Ilvermorny sweetheart and tells her family. The dad is thrilled to have another grandchild (the twin brother is already married with a two year old daughter) while again the mom has a hissy fit. The stress of all this makes her have a miscarriage (Although, I'm not sure if stress can cause a miscarriage.)

  11. I'm thinking that my OC Wendy has had a few miscarriages before. But I don't want it to seem like Charlie is the 'magic touch' if you may.

    1. toomanycurls


      It probably comes down to how you present the subject. If it's "omg, Wendy had years and years of infertility and miscarriages and one night with Charlie led to a healthy full term pregnancy" then it'd be a bit weird. Having a few miscarriages in her past could realistically present as a concern when she gets pregnant and quite disconnected from the new partner factor. 

    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      It wouldn't be one night but a series of nights. I had the idea that her ex-partner (I'm leaning towards her ex-husband ) didn't really want kids so he dosed her with a potion that made her miscarry (but that seems too harsh) then blamed her for the miscarriages and left her because of it.

  12. Is it believable that the Holyhead Harpies would play an American team, the Fitchburg Finches? 

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    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I was curious because another new main OC of mine Wendy Brown,  (yes she's the cousin of Lavender Brown) plays seeker for the Fitchburg Finches. I had Finches play the Harpies in early 2000 so she could meet Charlie.

    3. abhorsen.


      I definitely think so, especially if it was a friendly match.

    4. Margaret


      Given that London have been known to play in the All-Ireland (Gaelic) Football championship and Ireland play Australia at "International Rules" (sone kind of mix of Gaelic Football and Australian Rules Football), I think this is extremely credible.

  13. What's a good name for an American cousin of Lavender Brown. Would it be too cliche to give her a flower name?

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    2. cat!


      +Here is the list of all the popular names in the us for the year Charlie was born :) (Ashley wasn't really popular until the 80s ;) )

    3. cat!


      Heather, Dawn, April, Holly, Crystal and Robin are in the top 100, if you want to stick with a nature related name.

    4. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I went with the name Wendy. Though, Ashley is the name of her oldest niece (born in 1993). Though I could use a nature themed names for her middle name.

  14. So, my OC Petra is Peter Pettigrew's niece from his older sister Brenda who is born in November 1957. Yes, Brenda was 17 when she got pregnant. 

    Petra barely remembers Peter but her younger half brother Tristan who is four years younger than her  grew up on stories about his uncle/godfather.

    I know Peter's family thinks he's a hero until after OOTP.  I was originally going to have Petra be the one who has time accepting that her uncle is not a hero but it's going to be Tristan who has a hard time accepting it.

    I wanted Petra to somehow interact with Peter after she finds out. I was originally going to have her kidnapped but that didn't pan out well then I turned focus to Petra's oldest daughter (born Jan 1996) being kidnapped but that was just an attempt.

    How else could I have them interact?

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    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      ?*  He knows she trusts he mum so that's why he uses the potion to offer her the dark object. Though, Petra catches on quite quickly that her mum is not acting normal.

    3. Veritaserum27


      Ooo - sounds like you've got a great story!

    4. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      or he could just give her a potion that knocks her (Brenda) out for a bit so he can masquerade as her.  


      I'm picturing this happens in mid December 1997,  Petra is about five months pregnant with her second child. She's going to visit her mum with her daughter Cassie who is almost a year old.

  15. How long do you think Neville was an Auror also how long after the War do you think Hogwarts re-opened?

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    2. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      I was thinking Neville was an Auror for about a year maybe two at the longest as well. I was curious because I wanted my OC Pstra to be his partner. Then once he goes to Hogwarts she'll have another partner maybe Gabriel Truman (who's a year older than her and has been an Auror since 1995.

    3. Slytherinchica08


      That could definitely work although I'm not sure if Neville did any traveling for Herbology before starting at Hogwarts or not. But it's your fic so you can really work it whatever way you would like. 

    4. Hufflepuffbookworm1990


      Petra*. She would want a less experienced partner since she didn't get to finish her training since she got pregnant at the tail end of her second year of training.

      Though, Neville might be a little more experienced, you think?