JK Rowling's Pottermore

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by FigureSpins, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Simka

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    I'm a Hufflepuff! My wand is cypress with a phoenix feather core, 11 3/4", hard.

    Is anyone here named VineNox187, a Slytherin? They have sent me a friend request.
  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    CynicElle is VineNox187. :)
  3. PDilemma

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    I can't get those damn gnomes. Did a little better with the advice earlier in the thread and managed three on one try. Ugh. I've now informed my husband that I may make him try. Answer: "Now what is this again and why do you HAVE to do it?" :lol:
  4. Simka

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    Thanks, IceAlisa!
  5. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that was me! I don't know how to link to specific messages, but back on page 21 of this thread, there's a list of all the FSU Pottermore players.
  6. IceAlisa

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    PDilemma, Kruss' advice worked really well for me. Once I tried it, the gnomes flew. Just make sure the gnomes face the hedge when you let go.
  7. IceAlisa

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    Here are the objects I collected from the CoS chapters available so far:
    Ch.1
    The Magic Word

    Flowers from the flower pot
    Honey from the kitchen

    Enormous Green Eyes


    Garden shears
    A plant, but forgot which

    Nothing in Ch.2 (what am I missing)

    Nothing in Ch.3, Dobby the House elf

    Harry's escape

    A whole bunch of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor beans scattered all over the room

    Nothing in the Episode The Weasleys. or the Gnome one.

    Chapter 4

    Letters from school
    The shopping list

    Floo powder
    Floo powder
    Fire tongs
    A few books

    Borgin and Burkes

    5 galleons out of the cash register--felt really weird like stealing :bribe: for real.
    mask off the wall

    Lucius Malfoy

    Dried nettles
    A couple of books
  8. mkats

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    I can't pick up the mask; I can get to the "hooray you found a mask!" but it won't let me click on "collect".

    The site on a whole is running extremely slowly right now. I'll have to wait until I can get back to the US and play on a reliable internet connection :drama:
  9. Amy L

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  10. IceAlisa

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    Thanks, AmyL! :) I was missing:
    rose thorns, horklump juice and hairpin. I actually forgot to mention all the other items I collected.
    :duh:

    So I went book shopping and only got Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 but am not feeling all these expensive Gilderoy Lockhart books. :shuffle:
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  11. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

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    Finally got them!! I am absurdly excited by this! :lol:
  12. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I know, right? :lol:
  13. Kruss

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    PDilemma and IceAlisa, so glad it worked for you. :)
  14. PDilemma

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    Thank you for the hints. I never would have got past that in my life without it! Quite unskilled at things like that.
  15. IceAlisa

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    Me too, if it weren't for Kruss, I'd still be trying to throw gnomes and :wall:. Thanks again! :)

    Any word when Ch. 5 will be available? I can't wait to brew new potions, provided book 2 gives us potions to brew--I think Polyjuice is definitely warranted. I just hope it doesn't take a whole actual month to brew it.
  16. Matryeshka

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    As is probably shocking to NO ONE, I am a proud Slytherin. Sssssssssssss.

    I'm a horrible Slytherin; I can't make the cure for boils. :wuzrobbed Course, I am a Slytherin, so I should be more about the giving of curses than taking them away. :drama: I need help from some goody two-shoes Hufflepuff.

    I'm AccioDawn28899 My wand is a Dogwood with a Phoenix Feather and "surprisingly swishy." Why, yes, I did giggle like a seventh grade boy.
  17. Matryeshka

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    Not only do they release too soon, they LAUGH at you. I'll show them. I'm a pureblood. Well, OK, I'll make baseless threats and hope some random Death Eater will back them up, but I'll sneer really, really hard. Or make a potion. I've only broken one cauldron today. :shuffle:

    This is why I can't play video games. I'm too invested. I'm trying to sneak playing this at work. Do you know how hard it is to de-gnome while writing a press release?
  18. IceAlisa

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    The gnomes laugh? I thought they kind of sink listlessly into the pond. You've come a long way, Matry, in such a short time. :eek: You've just been sorted and you are already de-gnoming! :eek:

    I am MidnightGlow21201, btw.
  19. maatTheViking

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    I just signed up for this - I finally got around to re-read the first 3.5 books ( where I stopped years ago), and just started book 5.

    Enjoying them, so I thought I would sign up - I am FlightAuror18821. Tryingto figure out how it all works :)
  20. CynicElle

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    Have fun! I sent you a friend request.
  21. minuet

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    What is the normal wait time for approval? I signed up several days ago and received an email saying I was on my way but nothing since...

    once I'm approved I'll be SpiritAccio2944

    ok...I found out where I went wrong and my old email expired. I'm now EchoSky9271
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  22. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    Okay, so I signed up. I like it so far, but once you get through the chapters there's not much to do besides make potions.

    My username is DreamThestral22566.

    I was sorted into Slytherin. In real life I'd totally be a Ravenclaw or even Hufflepuff.

    My wand is chestnut with a unicorn core. 10 1/4 inches, unyielding.
  23. Kruss

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    You're welcome!

    They laugh? Sort of like Angry Birds...I'll have to check that out. ;)
  24. minuet

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    I've been sorted! I'm a Ravenclaw and my wand is Larch with a phoenix core 13 3/4 inches, hard.

    I've collected everything so am trying my hand at potions...how do we get rid of them? Also is there a point to the items in our trunks? Do we use them for anything?
  25. IceAlisa

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    Welcome to Ravenclaw! What do you mean by getting rid of potions?

    As to items in the trunk, I suppose we will need them at some point down the line. Or you could send some of them as a gift which many of us have been doing. :)
  26. cygnus

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    Okay, there are a few more chapters up for CoS. Is anyone having better luck than I am getting those $%#* Cornish Pixies into the cage?
  27. IceAlisa

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    Ooooh, very good! Thanks for the heads up!
  28. centerstage01

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    I didn't have as many problems with the Cornish Pixies as I did the swelling solution potion in Snape's class. I really suck at potions. I always seem to be doing some minute thing wrong.
  29. IceAlisa

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    Hmmm. Pixie Problem.


    ETA: I got the requisite amount of pixies in the cage and was able to move on. I am now brewing Wizard Viagra Swelling Potion.
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  30. Bostonfan

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    I got the 4 pixie's in the cage. Have no idea how people get all 10 in the cage in 50 seconds!

    Off to brew. Potions are not my thing. Good thing I picked up more galleons because I see a new cauldron in my future :)
  31. mkats

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    I got all ten on the first try. :p Was lucky though, three of them popped in at the same time. The last one was a pain because it kept hiding down at the bottom and every time I moved my mouse down there the text popped up, so I couldn't see what I was doing.

    Excited for more potions!!

    ETA: :rofl:
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  32. IceAlisa

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    I am now done with the available chapters. :(

    Question: was I supposed to get a bludger and Colin's camera in Chapter 10? Or just read about them?

    And what am I supposed to do with the Swelling Potion? Btw, the second part of preparation requires a bit of care while heating, a very narrow temp range.
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  33. mkats

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    Glad you warned me... mine's stewing away on the first part...
  34. Marge_Simpson

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    Stupid pixies. :mad:
  35. IceAlisa

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    Get the cursor behind the pixies so they change into this "freeze" position--that's how you get them in the cage.
  36. mkats

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    IA, did you brew the polyjuice potion yet?
  37. IceAlisa

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    Not yet! Have you?

    I am missing a lot of ingredients.
  38. mkats

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    Haven't gotten that far, my cauldron is all hogged up with the swelling solution. :lol:

    Thank goodness my anatomy exam is all done and over with... free weekend to waste on Pottermore :respec:
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  39. IceAlisa

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    I don't think that we will be able to brew Polyjuice until we get further in the book. We need way too many ingredients, including a Slytherin's hair. I haven't noticed an opportunity to pick one up yet. Has anyone?
  40. mkats

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    Whatever it requires, I hope it doesn't take a month :cold: