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Post  Elanor on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:55 am

Which spells would you most like to learn? (spells from H-J only; 4/13/09-4/26/09)

This topic serves as an archive of a thread from the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum as hosted on World Crossing which ceased operation on April 15, 2011. Elanor

freshwater - Apr 13, 2009 1:58 pm
Edited by Potteraholic Mar 26, 2010 12:18 pm

It is the ongoing mission of the Ministry of Magic and the Hogwarts Board of Directors to refine and update the curriculum of the school. Please indicate the 3 or 4 spells/charms you would most like to learn from the list of 15 below.

1) Hair-thickening Charm: used on Alicia Spinnet’s eyebrows, causes hair to grow longer and thicker

2) Homenum Revelio: reveals human presence in the target area...will take the fun out of Hide-and-Seek

3) Hot air charm: fires a blast of hot air from the tip of the caster’s wand...handy on snowy boots or wet hair

4) Hover charm: makes an object float in mid-air; Dobby used it on Aunt Petunia’s pudding

5) Impedimenta: stops and object or slows it down

6) Imperio: caused the victim to be completely under the control of the caster, who can make the victim do anything he wishes **Although classified as an Unforgiveable Curse, special dispensation may be granted for exasperated teachers to use this on their unruly students. WARNING: Parents: this spell may prove ineffective on two-year olds and teen-agers.**

7) Imperturbable Charm: creates a magical barrier on an object –such as a door—to prevent eavesdropping

8 ) Impervius: makes the target waterproof or water-repellent...handy when you're tent camping

9) Incarcerous: sends thick ropes out of thin air to wrap around someone or something

10) Incendio: starts a fire...another handy spell when camping

11) Instant scalping: removes hair...never shave your legs again, ladies!

12) Invisibility charm: makes a person or object invisible (example: Headless Hats)

13) Jelly-Brain Jinx: affects the victim’s mental processes

14) Jelly-Fingers Curse: victim is unable to grasp anything properly

15) Jelly-Legs Curse: causes victims legs to be wobbly and unsteady

Edited to remove a hyphen and space in the title for uniformity's sake.


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Which spells would you most like to learn? (spells from H-J only) (Post 1 to 28)

Post  Elanor on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:59 am

Thom Matheson - Apr 13, 2009 7:19 pm (#1 of 28)
Certainly #4 for me. Hover charms would be awesome. But, alas, I must go off list for the other 2. Lumos would be very useful, and Augumenta so I wouldn't have to pay for water on my lawn and garden. Also fun for the kids to run through my wand on a hot summer day.

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Ludicrous Patents Office - Apr 13, 2009 7:31 pm (#2 of 28)

3. Hot air because I'm usually cold. 4. Hover charm because that would be very handy. 6. Imperio with the special teacher dispensation. Though I don't know how useful it would be in a middle school!

I would like to make one up: Libri Domus to shelve my books properly. LPO

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me and my shadow 813 - Apr 13, 2009 7:46 pm (#3 of 28)

Hem-hem. People, it is only H-J spells for now.

12 - Invisibility Charm: would be quite nice when trying to avoid people

10 - Incendio: fire, good

3 - Hot Air Charm: again, fire is good and makes living in the mountains (or misty forest, or windy shores) a piece of cake

What can I say, I like fire. In fact, I'm a fire-horse in Chinese astrology.

edit: 8 - Impervious, so my fire won't go out unless I want it to

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Solitaire - Apr 13, 2009 9:03 pm (#4 of 28)

I admit it ... I'm evil. I wouldn't have the slightest qualm about using #6, the Imperius Curse, on several of my 8th graders. I would cast it as they enter and lift it as they leave my room, so that they are not driven crazy by having to behave appropriately all day when they want to act like jerks. The only things I would want them to do are come to class prepared, complete their classwork to the best of their varying abilities, and behave respectfully ... not too terrible.

The Hover Charm, #4, would come in handy a hundred times a day, I think. It would eliminate carrying backbreaking loads to and from my car each day, and I could say goodbye to climbing on ladders to fetch and return things from top shelves. Yes, the Hover Charm would improve my quality of life!

The third one is tough. There are times when the Impervius Charm, #8, would come in quite handy ... but I think the Invisibility Charm, #12, wins out over it! I would love to be able to make myself invisible.

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Dryleaves - Apr 14, 2009 12:14 am (#5 of 28)

4) Hover charm. Pretty much everything in our appartment ends up on the floor and this charm would make cleaning up so much easier.

Cool Impervius. Much needed in this part of the country...

12) Invisibility charm. Sounds very useful to me... But I suspect someone in the house is using it already, when I'm looking for a specific object. I can't see it, even if it is right before my eyes...

Soli, I'm shocked! Using unforgivables on students! Never criticize Professor Snape again! But I must admit that your use of the Imperius Curse is probably one of the most harmless uses of it ever.

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Solitaire - Apr 14, 2009 12:50 am (#6 of 28)

Dryleaves, I am just very weary right now.

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Dryleaves - Apr 14, 2009 2:12 am (#7 of 28)

I understand, Soli. I was just joking. If I was a teacher I would probably have that kind of fantasies quite often. I suppose that's why I'm not one. You teachers must really have a lot of patience!

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Ludicrous Patents Office - Apr 14, 2009 5:16 am (#8 of 28)

You teachers must really have a lot of patience! Especially in April. After our standardized tests the students feel like the school year is over! They have critically important socializing to do.

Sorry Dryleaves, in defense of Soli using an imperious charm does not preclude her from criticizing Snape. He is an insult to our very profession! Though I would love to know his page 394 spell. I know Shadow only the spells listed. LPO

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freshwater - Apr 14, 2009 5:21 am (#9 of 28)

Thom, would you like to choose 2-3 other H-J spells to learn? I can't count Auguamenti on this poll --it was on an earlier one-- and Lumos will come up on a later poll. Because there are soooooo many spells to choose from I'm polling by groups alphabetically (E-G, H-J, K-M, etc.). Eventually we'll have a final poll featuring the top choices from all the spells polls.

My favorite spells to learn would include:

4) Hover charm: makes an object float in mid-air....would come in handy as I move into an apartment in June

6) Imperio: caused the victim to be completely under the control of the caster..... special dispensation may be granted for exasperated teachers to use this on their unruly students.....this would definately get a lot of us in my classroom between now and the end of the school year!

Cool Impervius: makes the target waterproof or water-repellent...I would love to use this on my tent!

10) Incendio: starts a fire...my firestarting skills are inconsistent, so this would be quite handy.

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Dryleaves - Apr 14, 2009 5:27 am (#10 of 28)

LPO, the part about Snape was a joke, too. I think very few people regard him as an ideal teacher...

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Orion - Apr 14, 2009 5:43 am (#11 of 28)

2) Homenum Revelio: reveals human presence in the target area...will take the fun out of Hide-and-Seek

6) Imperio: caused the victim to be completely under the control of the caster, who can make the victim do anything he wishes **Although classified as an Unforgiveable Curse, special dispensation may be granted for exasperated teachers to use this on their unruly students. WARNING: Parents: this spell may prove ineffective on two-year olds and teen-agers.**

7) Imperturbable Charm: creates a magical barrier on an object –such as a door—to prevent eavesdropping

12) Invisibility charm: makes a person or object invisible (example: Headless Hats)

Oh, only four? I want them all...

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Potteraholic - Apr 14, 2009 7:43 am (#12 of 28)

3) Hot air charm: fires a blast of hot air from the tip of the caster’s wand...handy on snowy boots or wet hair

4) Hover charm: makes an object float in mid-air; Dobby used it on Aunt Petunia’s pudding

Cool Impervius: makes the target waterproof or water-repellent...handy when you're tent camping

12) Invisibility charm: makes a person or object invisible (example: Headless Hats)

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azi - Apr 14, 2009 10:38 am (#13 of 28)

2, 8 and 12.

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Elanor - Apr 14, 2009 11:08 am (#14 of 28)

Cool Impervius. For my glasses!

4) Hover charm. For my poor back...

3) Hot air charm. For the (too many) times I have to watch recess out in the cold!

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Thom Matheson - Apr 14, 2009 12:28 pm (#15 of 28)

Okey dokey, Give me 8 and 10.

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Ludicrous Patents Office - Apr 14, 2009 4:00 pm (#16 of 28)

Just kidding back Dryleaves. Soli and I are well know for our anti-Snape attitudes. I haven't bothered to learn how to do the smiley faces. I should have added that to my post. Sorry. LPO

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Dryleaves - Apr 15, 2009 6:05 am (#17 of 28)

It's OK, LPO. I suspected you were joking, too, but you never know...

The smileys and information on how to do them are found on the "Common Abbreviations" thread.

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Ludicrous Patents Office - Apr 15, 2009 7:17 pm (#18 of 28)

I just have to remember the right word! LPO

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Solitaire - Apr 15, 2009 8:19 pm (#19 of 28)

I know Dryleaves was just kidding me.

LPO, smile and grin work for most occasions. Sometimes, would be really appropriate ... especially when things get too fired up on the Snape thread.

Other times, seems more like it. You just never know ...

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freshwater - Apr 15, 2009 9:06 pm (#20 of 28)

LPO, I found a chart of simply smileys on the Navigating the Forum thread, post 2, near the bottom. I bookmarked that page so I can get to it easily for quick reference.

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Ludicrous Patents Office - Apr 16, 2009 7:12 pm (#21 of 28)

Thanks Freshwater. That is a great resource.

Soli I'm too big a coward to post on the Snape thread. I'm afraid it is up to you to bravely carry on! LPO

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mona amon - Apr 21, 2009 6:39 pm (#22 of 28)

3) Hot Air charm and 4) Hover Charm. These will be very useful, and 15) Jelly legs Jinx, for when I'm feeling malicious.

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Julia H. - Apr 26, 2009 9:15 am (#23 of 28)

I want spells that cannot be easily replaced by Muggle technology...

12) Invisibility charm: makes a person or object invisible (example: Headless Hats). (For all kinds of purposes.)

5) Impedimenta: stops an object or slows it down. (Useful when something falls.)

2) Homenum Revelio: reveals human presence in the target area...will take the fun out of Hide-and-Seek. (I only play Hide-and-Seek with my children, and I can always pretend that I don't know where they are.)

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Solitaire - Apr 26, 2009 9:55 am (#24 of 28)

About Impedimenta ... wouldn't you need to have your wand in your hand and actually catch the person/object in mid-fall? Of course, it would be great to stop a kid who was tearing down the hall at school, running into people and things! As it is, all I have is my whistle, and I hate to blow it in the hall, as it is so loud and ear-splitting.

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Finn BV - May 2, 2009 9:06 pm (#25 of 28)

Me kayaking, Niagara River, August 2006. I have been likened to Reepicheep in this photo.
Hmm… is this poll still open? It claims to be closed in the thread title, but nobody's posted anything yet, so I'm going to sneak in…

4, 5, 8 and 12! 8 (Impervius) actually seems like the handiest, I'm surprised more people haven't picked it! And 4 (Hover) would be awesome, if only to recreate Chapter 2 from COS.

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severusisn'tevil - Jun 29, 2009 10:07 am (#26 of 28)

I'd want the warming spell, the fire spell and also, since I missed the first poll, Diffindo.

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Potteraholic - Sep 14, 2009 4:10 am (#27 of 28)

Dear freshwater,

I hope you don't mind, but I thought I'd tally up the results of this poll. I'm just going to post the bare facts, no summary.

The original poll can be found here.
Number of people who voted: 14
Number of votes cast: 46
Voters: Thom Matheson, Ludicrous Patents Office, me and my shadow 813, Solitaire, Dryleaves, freshwater, Orion, Potteraholic, azi, Elanor, mona amon, Julia H., Finn BV, severusisn'tevil.

Poll results:

The following spells and/or charms received 0 votes:
1) Hair-thickening Charm, 9) Incarcerous, 11) Instant scalping, 13) Jelly-Brain Jinx, and 14) Jelly-Fingers Curse.

The choice that received the most votes is written in blue.

2) Homenum Revelio – 3/46 = 6.52%

3) Hot air charm – 6/46 = 13.04%

4) Hover charm – 9/46 = 19.57%

5) Impedimenta – 2/46 = 4.35%

6) Imperio – 4/46 = 8.7%

7) Imperturbable Charm – 1/46 = 2.17%

Cool Impervius – 8/46 = 17.4%

10) Incendio – 4/46 = 8.7%

12) Invisibility charm – 8/46 = 17.4%

15) Jelly-Legs Curse – 1/46 = 2.17%

NOTE: I inadvertently posted these results twice, so deleted the previous post as a result.

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Solitaire - Sep 14, 2009 6:24 pm (#28 of 28)

You know, that Hot-Air Charm would be very helpful in defrosting a freezer ... a job I hate.
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