Transfig 7:2

Professor Styx was wandering around the classroom as the students arrived, placing a small box with holes in it on each desk. "Welcome! I want to get things rolling quickly. Take a seat." She smiled as she placed the last box out and returned to her own desk in the front of the room.

"Today we will be focusing on untransfiguration and nonverbal spells. Does anyone remember what untransfiguration is?" she asked the class. A student raised their hand. "Yes?" she asked, pointing to the student who raised their hand first. She nodded. "You must have been paying attention last lesson. Great answer." She paused, then started to pace the aisle between the desks. "In the boxes on your desk you contain frogs. You will be transfiguring them into grasshoppers and back to frogs, using nonverbal spells. Just for review, who can tell me what the spell is for this transfiguration?" she asked. She nodded at another student, who gave her the correct spell. "Exactly."

"The main thing to remember is to focus. You don't want to be thinking of a dog or cat and end up with a very odd animal. You will use the three tap method of course. You may verbalize the spell, but I would like each of you to also practice it non-verbally. You will change the frog to a grasshopper, then back to a frog, like this."
She moved to the closest desk and opened the box. She took out the frog and placed it on the desk, tapping it three times. With a bit of a poof, the frog quickly became a grasshopper. Another three taps and the frog was back. "Any questions before we begin?" she asked. Seeing none, she gave the students the go ahead to start practicing.



Homework: RP the lesson. First poster answer the first question, second person answer the second question. Good luck!
 

Branson Archer

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Branson had relatively easily settled back into an easy routine. It was easy to pick up all the old threads after a break. He went running in the morning with Jordie, and spent every other evening practicing his quidditch. He knew the season would be starting before he knew it and he didn’t want to be out of practice given this was his last year on the team and therefore the last time he might help bring the team to victory. The ravenclaw arrived back at his dorm and began getting himself ready for the classes he had that day. The NEWTs courses were proving interesting so far. He grabbed the last of his books and the few pieces of homework he needed to take with him. He made sure that he had everything before heading out of the dorm room.

Branson walked into the transfiguration classroom, feeling pretty eager to start learning about what un-transfiguration was. The ravenclaw took his spot in the room, and glanced towards the professor as the woman got started. He was not fast enough with raising his hand, and someone else managed to repeat what they had learned. The teen nodded as the professor told them what was in the boxes on their desk. At the question he raised his hand and answered ”Locusta” and was pleased to be right. The professor gave them some last instructions before letting them get started. He took out the frog and pointed his wand at it. He took a moment and managed to cast the spell to turn the frog into a grasshopper, and then it took a few tries before anything happened in reverse. He did manage to get it and then with the extra time in the lesson practiced this back and forth until the lesson was wrapped up. He hadn’t found it too difficult but that was the simplest of the spells.
 

Jordan Harris

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The year was getting on alright, off to a decent start. He was doing a bit better, coming to terms with his failures and trying to focus on just the successes he'd managed. It was hard for him, honestly, and he was considering going to the school therapist. But that was a thought for another day, as he needed to get to class. He gathered up his things, making sure his hair was perfect before heading off to class.

He was nervous about Transfiguration, but that was pretty much how he always felt. It was his worst class, but he was determined not to give up. He walked over to Branson, taking a seat with his friend and smiling softly at him. He turned his attention up front, keeping careful notes of everything the Professor said. He spent a bit longer going over things before spending the rest of the class working on the spell. It took him several tries to turn the frog into a grasshopper, and it took the rest of the lesson to turn it back. He let out a huge sigh of relief when he managed the spell perhaps seconds before they were dismissed. He turned it in with a shy smile, gathering his things up and walking back out again.
 

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The second week had soon come around and Lucie was looking forward to it. The topics they were learning about in class seemed good so far and nothing had disappointed her just yet. She honestly expected some of them to be a lot harder, and so was feeling a lot less pressure than she did last week heading into her very last year at the school. The teen packed all of her belongings neatly into her backpack before heading out of her dormitory.

Lucie entered the Transfiguration classroom and took her usual seat as the professor started the lesson. That lesson they would be working with frogs. It sounded a lot more complicated than last lesson's task, and so Lucie wasn't underestimating how hard it was going to be. They were to turn the frogs into grasshoppers and then back into frogs. As the professor asked for the verbal incantation, Lucie quickly raised her wand, scoffing as Branson was chosen again instead of her. Was it a crime for Slytherin to try and get some more points for their house?

With a sigh, Lucie took out her wand when instructed and pointed it at the frog that was on the desk in front of her. It looked super ugly and so Lucie tried her best to imagine it getting thinner, a little longer, and with longer legs just like a grasshopper. It took a few tries but eventually it turned into a grasshopper and Lucie took a sigh of relief. It still wasn't over however as she had to change it back. Luckily, it was much easier to change it back as she already knew what the original image of the frog was having seen it just earlier. When she had finished the task, she headed straight out of the classroom and to her next class.
 

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River had been thinking about untransfiguration all week. She had enjoyed in the past changing something into something new, but she had never reversed the process before. It would be probably the most helpful skill to learn when she wanted to practice. Instead of needed a bunch of the objects or animals, she could just untransfigure them and start again. The possibilties were endless. River was hoping they would moving onto this topic as she entered the Transfiguration classroom.

River took her seat in the front row, noticing the boxes that the professor was placing on the desks, with holes in them. Obviously, whatever in it was live. River did not touch the box, but she listened to see if she could hear any movement. Something was moving around in there, hopping maybe by the thumping noises that it was making. River could guess what it was, but she waited for the professor to explain.

The professor began the lesson almost right away. She started with a question. River's hand shot up into the air. She was not going to miss her chance to show how much she paid attention in this class. When she was called on, River spoke. "Untransfiguration is basically a reversal spell. It returns the object to its original form" River answered, happy that she had taken that note down in the previous class. The professor seemed pleased with the answer and moved on. River did not attempt to answer the second question, as the Ravenclaw boy who seemed to always know answers as well got his chance.

River opened the lid to the box, seeing the frog inside it. It was hopping around, but luckily seemed to think the box was comfortable enough not to live. This saved River was having to chase a frog around the classroom. She looked at the frog, picturing a grasshopper in her mind. She pictured the differences between these two creatures. The legs the antenna. Everything. Even the shade of colour difference. When she was sure she had the image of the grasshopper in her mind, she tapped the frog three times, thinking about the image and visualizing the incantation. Yet River did not say a word.

Before her eyes, the frog became a grasshopper, small and adorable. River smiled. This creature seemed to like to hop a bit more. Luckily, it too stayed in the box. River pictured the frog again, just as it was in the previous state, just how she saw it when she had first opened the box. She tapped the grasshopper three times, thinking about the frog. Instantly, the grasshopper grew, it changed its form. Before her now was the original frog. She had done it. River wanted to practice a few more times but she was out of time. She carefully put the lid back on the box and brought it up to the professor.

When they were dismissed, River packed up her wand and swung her bag over her shoulder. She left the Transfiguration classroom, wondering if she could find a frog outside to practice a few more times.
 

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Last week's lesson had been pretty fun, and Weston hoped they would cover another conjuring spell or two before they had to move on to reversal spells. He glanced curiously at the box on his desk. It sounded like there was something moving inside it. At least he knew that today's lesson would be a practical one. Unfortunately, that was the last piece of good news. Professor Styx kicked off the class by mentioning both untransfiguration and nonverbal spells. He wasn't very good at casting spells silently.

Weston's stomach did a nervous flip when Professor Styx announced that there were frogs in their boxes and that they would be turning them into grasshoppers and back again. Weston hated insects. Their many, many legs and bug eyes creeped him out, and he was not looking forward to having to deal with a giant grasshopper. He was so nervous that he didn't even bother raising his hand to answer Professor Styx's second question even though he knew the answer.

Professor Styx demonstrated the spell, and Weston shuddered a little when the creature was in grasshopper form. All too soon, it was time to practice. He very gingerly lifted the lid and peeked inside. The frog was fairly docile, which was good. Weston poked his wand into the box and gently tapped the creature three times. Locusta, he thought before flinching away. It took him a moment to realize that his spell had been unsuccessful. Locusta. Nothing. Locusta, Locusta, Locusta, Lo—

Weston jumped in his seat as he realized that his frog was now a grasshopper, and he slammed the lid shut. He grimaced. He could hear the creature jumping up and down in the box. For the next few minutes, Weston tried to psyche himself up to open the lid and do the reversal spell. But every time he tried, he couldn't help envisioning the grasshopper jumping out and crawling on to him. Finally, he decided to attempt the spell while the lid was still mostly covering the box. There was just a tiny gap left to accommodate his wand. This set up made it nearly impossible to see the grasshopper, but at least he didn't have to worry about it escaping. Weston kept trying the reversal spell over and over again, and it wasn't until class was almost over that he managed to hit the grasshopper and make it transform back into a frog.
 

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