Thursday, September 9, 2010

September DADA Suggestions

Have you ever wanted to be someone else?

This month's DADA class will allow you to do precisely that.  Every student is to take a swig of Polyjuice Potion and turn into someone else in the House Cup.  As long as they are a current player in the House Cup every student is fair game.  It does not matter if they are in your own house or in a different house.

Just like Harry and Ron needed to borrow Crabbe and Goyle's shoes and larger robes from the laundry room when impersonating the larger boys, it would serve you well to know a little bit about the person you will be transforming into.

Are they married, single, dating?  Do they have children?  What kind of job do they have, or are they still in school?  Any outside hobbies beside knitting/crocheting/spinning/weaving?  Do they have a favorite color listed in their profile?  What about pets or a favorite animal?

Just pick a person who you might want to impersonate and look at their profile, projects page, and recent posts to get a sense of who they are.

As far as what project to make, that's the tricky part of this class because any pattern that you pick can help you transform into someone else.  A hat that makes you look like a juggler, or a pair of mittens to make your hands appear to belong to someone else.  Is the other person known for making a lot of toys, or maybe they make and wear a lot of shawls.

Something to keep in mind is that you must disguise yourself as someone else in the House Cup, not spouses or children.

When you turn in your homework don't forget to share who you are disguised as and how your project helps you to become a believable duplicate of that person.

As always, if you have questions as to if a project works, feel free to comment here, in the Class Suggestions thread in the Lion Pride group, or in our Common Room.

1 comment:

  1. also, last semester the person who got stalked got a point for their house... so maybe stalk a Gryffindor!