Day 353 – Catching up, Val day and Percival Graves personality

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Uuuugh. I clicked submit and it put me back on that random entry again. It seems to happen whenever I’m disconnected from my account. I didn’t think it’d happen, because it hasn’t in a while. I’m also not using the app anymore, cause it won’t let me write, so… 

Anyway, I took a sick day, even though I wasn’t that sick. I was too anxious to go to school, as I usually am once I stop being sick. I didn’t want to deal with having a lot to work to catch up on and the quiz to quickly study for, and I didn’t think missing a day was that big of a deal. I also learned later in the day the quiz was moved for tomorrow, so meaning there was most likely a sub and I didn’t miss anything there.

I spent most of my time on YouTube and reading my French and English books, as well as answering questions, that way I’m ahead and have less to worry about.

Megg told me that he’s moving the Val gift he made for me Saturday (happy Valentine’s day, by the way!), cause he didn’t have enough time to finish it and he wanted me to make something. He feels like he’s forcing me to make something, but I still want to do a small something. I’m not going all out though (and I said for him not to either), since it isn’t really a holiday for us to be giving each other stuff. For me this day is more just wishing each other happy Valentine’s and getting chocolate for your parents, and parents for their kids. Though people celebrate it different ways. Some it’s just reserved for their romantic partner, which is the main focus, but for a single person, just loving your friends and family is good enough.

On a fangirling note, I did some research on who Percival Graves could be, personality wise. Since the people behind the movie crafted wands based off of the characters’ personality, I went off from that. His wand is black, so it’s most likely ebony (which I smiled at, since I love black wands and ebony is what I keep getting on Pottermore, along with a Pheonix feather core and 13ish”. I prefer longer wands since short ones would feel more like you’re pointing your finger, and although wandless magic is cool, I prefer when I’m holding a wand to actually feel it while I move it around), so according to wand lore :

“This jet-black wand wood has an impressive appearance and reputation, being highly suited to all manner of combative magic, and to Transfiguration. Ebony is happiest in the hand of those with the courage to be themselves. Frequently non-conformist, highly individual or comfortable with the status of outsider, ebony wand owners have been found both among the ranks of the Order of the Phoenix and among the Death Eaters.[2]

In the experience of Garrick Ollivander, the ebony wand’s perfect match is one who will hold fast to his or her beliefs, no matter what the external pressure, and will not be swayed lightly from their purpose.[2]

It would also match his status as an Auror pretty well too. And for the silver bits of his wand, I’m guessing it’s steel, so maybe he’s more cold in attitude, but with enough love, he can be melted down and shaped differently towards that person. That’s how I see it anyway.

That’s all for today.

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