This past semester, I thought it would be a great idea to take a class centered around the Harry Potter series. I was extremely surprised that such an awesome class was being offered, and I knew I had to take it. I read the syllabus a few weeks before class began and I saw that the class was going to be divided into different Hogwarts Houses and that we would be competing for the House Cup. I was never so excited for Winter Break to be over! XD I knew I was gonna been placed in Ravenclaw and I knew that Cup would be mine! Mwahahaha! Or so I thought . . . .
The first day of class finally arrived, and I could not wait to see what the Sorting ceremony would be like and who my fellow Ravenclaws would be. Our professor had assumed the identity of Professor Snape and pulled out his own Sorting Hat. To my dismay, he pulled our names out of the Hat already pre-assigned to Houses. To my extreme outrage, I was assigned to Hufflepuff. Before I continue ranting, I would like to say that I have nothing against Hufflepuff, but I am most certainly a Ravenclaw girl. How the heck could this guy sort us into Houses before even seeing which face goes to which name?! I was pissed. And to top it off, my best friend, who is also a Ravenclaw at heart, got into the right House! WTF?! I never really got over that.
Next came the creative project, which I totally beasted. I knocked that shit out of the park. I created a potions kit in addition to a portable potions ingredients book. I spent a whole lot of time and money on it, but it was worth it! I was that one kid who goes totally overboard with the project and makes everyone else's look terrible. I even did a mini demonstration with colored vinegar and baking soda. This project is one of my greatest achievements; I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Next came the group presentation. A total fucking nightmare. Of course, my fellow housemates were the slackers of the class. I was forced to take lead of the project (which is way out of my comfort zone). Despite my constant nagging, the project was not completed until a few minutes before we presented. My part of the presentation was on point . . . . There was only so much I could fix on theirs. It was passable, but not where I wanted it to be. -.- I loathe group projects.
Needless to say, we did not win the House Cup. That class had its ups and downs, but I really feel like I've gained a whole new kind of appreciation for the Harry Potter series. Overall, I feel like it was a pretty good experience.