Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

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  1. Happy Birthday, Dario :)
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  6. Heck. I would be a companion of one of the founders. Maybe the one who started up the Care of Magical Creatures. *nods* That's a picture of me in one of the portraits, screaming advice and encouragement! \o/
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  8. I decided to look up what those characteristics 'say' because when writing up what I wrote, I found that I feel that people in all the Houses are all having all the qualities in them -- but some are more emphasized than others. I'm using this (below, found here ) as a reference guide. I'm not saying I agree with it completely, but it serves better than most I found online. (I'm also not going to argue one way or another about what is listed in it. Like I said, I'm not saying I agree with it completely but using it as a pointer for this discussion.) The element of fire -- Positive qualities: vigorousness, zeal, enthusiasm, courage, decisiveness, power of creativity, daring, sedulity... Negative qualities: quarrelsomeness, irritability, urge to destroy everything, passion, immoderacy, jealousy, voraciousness, vindictiveness, violence, hate, anger, sudden ebullition... The element of air -- Positive qualities: vigilance, care-freedom, kind-heartedness, trusting nature, clarity, lightness, independency, dexterity, optimism, diligence, acuity, joy, smiling... Negative qualities: lack of perseverance, dishonesty, gossipy, cunningness, backbiting, garrulousness, inconstancy, touchiness, prodigality... The element of water -- Positive qualities: understanding, placidity, mildness, trusting nature, devotion, mercy, forgiveness, modesty, compassion, fervour, pliancy, meditativeness, internalization... Negative qualities: indifference, heartlessness, laziness, indolence, rigidity, lack of daring, lack of concern, unstableness, dejection... The element of earth -- Positive qualities: consistency, conscientiousness, perseverance, punctuality, caution, resistance, responsibility, carefulness, firmness, reliability, sobriety, ambition, respectfulness, matter-of-factness... Negative qualities: stuffiness, superficiality, laziness, indifference, cumbersomeness, touchiness, lack of conscientiousness, irregularity, timidity, scornfulness... So the Houses, in the order of which they have traits -- this is the 'traditional' thing, I think -- Hufflepuff - earth Slytherin - water Ravenclaw - air Gryffindor - fire But that is very limiting because there are also aspects of the other elements to consider. But after that? It's hard to say. I think most of the people in the Houses are of all qualities. Also something to consider is what aspects of the qualities are they exhibiting? **** Also - when I first saw this topic, and just going by the title, I immediately thought -- Hufflepuff is GOLD. :D
  9. gules, a saltire cotised, Or My heraldic device - shown on a shield! Gules is red, the background colour. A 'saltire' is the X, much like a bold X in typing. 'Cotised' is the faint lines shadowing the X. Or is gold. So the background is a strong red colour. Over laid on that is a golden X (the arms of which go to the upper corners of the shield), which would be clearly discernible across a field (or in battle). The 'Cotised' is faint lines to the sides of all parts of the X, with a definite showing of red between the gold X of the saltire and the gold shadowing of the cotise. And I was so busy reading the coat of arms, and explaining it,I forgot the write-up. About me - I love history. If ever I wanted to teach another class, it would maybe be on heraldry, the background of it, the whys and wherefores of it, and how it has continued on to this day -- and folks don't even realize it! I particularly love to read history as written by others than those who were, apparently, on the 'winning' side. Or books written from different points of view than what I'd been 'taught' in school. I've a schoolbook, published in 1892 -- A History of The United States of America. Intended for students in schools, academies, colleges, universities and at home, and for general readers - by Robert Reed Howison -- and it is quite amazing to read what this person writes about the Civil War (War Between the States) in the United States. It definitely tells a different story than the books I read in school. Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame but who also is a notable historian) and Alan Ereira wrote Crusades (they also made a BBC TV series of the same name), which has documentation from all viewpoints -- and which casts the 'crusaders' in a totally different light than some of the books I've read and the movies churned out by Hollywood (and other like sources) .
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