Etta almost stumbled into the room, almost a second late and hurried to the front. Of course she was running late. At least it was the first years. Surely they wouldn’t judge her so harshly. “Hello class, welcome to your first class of Transfiguration, oh and welcome to Hogwarts,” she said, adding on the last bit. She was standing at the front, catching her breath (she definitely, absolutely, did not run. Absolutely not.) “I’m Pro-” she cut herself off, distinctly remembering the previous year and their reaction, “I’m Etta and I will be your teacher for the rest of the year. If you need me then just look for my office.” Etta paused, if they could find it. Whatever. “Now, this will just be an introductory class so nothing too stressful. First thing first….can anyone tell me what transfiguration entails?”
Is the first question a professor ask always about what the students knew? Come on. Spice it up a little bit. Although, no matter how annoyed she may be of getting the same question, (that arguably could maybe be a little important) she answers. "It's magic that transforms stuff into other stuff." Vague? Yes. Though, still an answer? Hell yeah.
"Both right, I'll give you fight points each but I think we can get more of an explanation about the class. It's a broad subject and I don't think we can sum it up entirely in one lesson and will take you much longer than these seven years to truly master but I think we can go a little bit deeper."
Etta was sitting on the desk, as she often usually does, her leg crossed over the other as she waited for students to file in. “Welcome back to another year at Hogwarts,” she said, not bothering to introduce herself. Not after what happened last year. “I hope you enjoyed your summer and you’re ready for another year of learning.” God, Etta sounded so cheesy. “Now, I’m sure you remember everything I told you last year. Such as where my office is and what I can do to help so I won’t waste our time. Now, to jump right back into it. First question, can anyone explain to me what the transfiguration formula is? Remember, chocolates are always up for grabs.”
Victoria was rather glad to have Etta again, even if she did still remember the class reaction to her name last year. She, like many, did enjoy a good chocolate now and again, but she wasn't really in a eating mood, considering recent news she'd heard, so didn't answer.
Van der Hoe is back, huh? Last year's reaction may have been childish, but at least the name really was ridiculous. And now she's offering chocolates. Scarlett would like one, yet doesn't want to look idiotic eating in class, so she stays in her seat between Edgar and Victoria and decides to speak. This class can't just always seem like mute morons. Shaking off a brief feeling of connection with the others, she raises her hand. "Well, unlike Charms, Transfiguration changes one object into another rather than changing its properties. And the incantation varies depending on the desired effect."
While Vinny is tempted to make another joke at the expense of the teacher, he smirks but stays quiet, except to answer. "Transfiguration formula, not what it is, Irvine. I think it's something like, imagine and conjure. Or something stupid like that."
Etta might have been eating the chocolate when the class began (what? Couldn’t help herself) but quickly stopped as the students filed in. “Morning,” she said as she flicked her wand to send papers flying to each characters desk. “Welcome to your third year in Transfiguration. I’m Etta as most of you already know and I will be your professor–obviously. To refresh your memory on the previous year, I’ve written a quiz. It won’t take up much of your time, I’m sure.” There was a list of questions, the first one being ‘what branch of transfiguration does Mutobuprestis fall into?’. “It’s not a silent quiz, if you need help, feel free to ask or work with the people beside you.”
“Welcome to your fourth year, the year before OWLs, the last year where you can really slack off. Though I recommend you don’t. In fact, I’ll tell you this is your last year to pull your act together and build the right study methods and foundations to get you through the next three years,” she declared as Etta walked into the room, only a minute or two late, books floating behind her. Though they were really following the tip of Etta’s wand which was pointed in the air, held loosely by Etta. “I’m Professor Van Der Hoek, though Etta will also suffice, and I am here to help you throughout the course of the year, though I will not do your work for you. That is not my responsibibility . Now, first question...does anyone know how one becomes an animagi?”
Duh is the first word to come to Heloise's mind, but she chooses not to say it aloud. "Firstly, you have to hold the leaf of a mandrake in your mouth for, like, around a month. You have to use that leaf into a complicated potion you must make... and you need to drink the potion during a storm. Quite a difficult process to say the least."
He scratches his head. "Well shit. So that's how the furries do it, huh? They seem like the commitment type so I can't say I'm surprised. Feel like the quickest way might be werewolf bite though, those motherf-ckers turn into wolves."
Etta slowly narrowed her eyes at Tai, trying to find a response to that, before deciding to just skip over it. Jesus christ, now she was going to go research Wizard furries. Was there even a community of that? "Ten points to Slytherin," she said slowly, moving her eyes away from Tai, "so we know that becoming an animagi requires a difficult process, can you tell me what might happen if the process goes wrong? You all learnt this last year so I do expect an answer."
-"Wishing on a sky, wishing on a star. If there's a sun, I'd want to dream." Message Me - 01:11, November 4, 2018 (UTC)
"For starters, it could leave you with part-animal and part-human qualities. You'd be essentially stuck in the middle of your transformation." Carlisle explained before a smirk snuck upon his lips. "So yes, Tai, furries." Now we know what Andrada does in his free time.
Nes can't help but just laugh her ass off for a moment. It took her a moment to catch her breath though. "Oh! So you'd be a monstrsonity! Oooh, I learned about this monster one time, where they could willingly change from the human to an animal, but eventually, they would get animalistic traits, like scales, if it were a snake, and they'd eventually stop being able to turn back into a human."