The second and third years were actually probably worse than the first years. The first years at least (for the most part) were more cautious. This was the first time they were dealing with potions, or with magic, and the new experience at times made them slow down, and try to be more sensible about the matter.
It was not new to the second and third years, and so they got more careless, which meant they were far more likely to make things go wrong. Hopefully there was not going to be anything outstandingly wrong today. He wasn't sure that he had the patience to deal with it.
"Today you'll be making a shrinking solution," he said. "Despite the name, it does not simply shrink in size, but also in time. It's a curious piece of magic." Or at least it was in his opinion. "It's meant to be acid green in colour if brewed correctly," he paused a moment. "If brewed incorrectly it will be poisonous." Which was not what you wanted in a potion. Unless you were brewing a poisonous potion, which was another matter entirely.
He stared at the class for a moment. "I dare say I don't need to emphasise the importance of following the instructions properly, but I will. Read them carefully, do not try to make things easier for yourself by combining steps. It will not end well," he said sternly. "Do begin."
Post by IOLA KENDRA KADEL on Jun 3, 2017 23:12:13 GMT -6
Out of all of the professors, this one terrified her the most. There was something about him that just scared her. So hunching into herself, she looked around. Maybe this wouldn't be terrible? She knew the potion they were talking about. But this couldn't be too hard. She took a deep breath as she looked at everything. Okay fine. If she read through this carefully, she'd be able to make it work without too much trouble. As long as she moved slowly, it couldn't be too bad for her to worry about. Right?
She just didn't want him to fail her for no reason at all. So very slowly, she started actually working on the potion and trying to make the whole ordeal. If she took her time, this shouldn't be bad at all. He just didn't want them to make it poisonous, right? So going slow shouldn't be bad at all.
Did he have to do potions? Rory really didn't like the class very much. He also didn't like the professor very much. Professor Redgrave was kind of scary. He also made him a bit uncomfortable. Trying to shrug those feelings off, he sat down in a seat, and glanced at the instructions. Okay, okay, yes, following instructions. That was his problem with potions. He did try but it didn't always work particularly well for him. He sighed.
Post by THEODOSIA SUOU on Sept 2, 2017 21:16:51 GMT -6
Potions didn't sound so bad. Then again, she'd thought that about most of her classes so far and BOY had she gotten over that quick. The professor was much taller than all the others she'd had so far, which was good because she was always needing things off of shelves and it was nice to have a good reference for who could help with that. A shrinking poison really did sound counterintuitive to that need, but maybe she could use it to shrink her books or something and make them easier to carry. She vaguely heard him say it had some other effect but she was so excited about finally having books that fit in her hands that she just plopped down her things and started working. It couldn't be too hard, right?