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Wands!
« on: June 28, 2004, 12:45:47 PM »
I would like to know what everyone's wand is. for example, mine is 14", ebony wood, with a Thestral hair core. :)
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2004, 12:50:18 PM »
Mine is Dragon Heartsring,Cedar,13 inches

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2004, 12:55:50 PM »
Thanks! Anyone else?
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2004, 12:56:50 PM »
maple and pheonix feather. 12 inches.

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2004, 01:27:56 PM »
*does her best Ollivander impression* Ash and dragon heartstring, 12 3/4 inches. An almost incompatible blend. Been trying to re-shelve it for months but it refuses to sit well with other wands.

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2004, 01:29:40 PM »
Mine is 13", Ailanthus, Phoenix feather core

You can also find it in Harry Potter and the Golden Snitch Girl in Flourish & Blotts. I had to go look it up.  :D

Do any of you happen to know what's another name for the Ailanthus?  ;)


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Re: Wands!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2004, 04:38:06 PM »
Maple, dragon hearstrings, 13".  Whippy.  ;)
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2004, 05:17:05 PM »
Very nice Tiamat. I like.

Mine's not very wippy, but it likes transfiguration and hexes. What can I say? It picked me (after 400 years on the shelf). :laugh:
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2004, 06:13:57 PM »
Cedar, Unicorn hair core, 13 in.

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2004, 09:22:49 PM »
Mines nice and shiny :)

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2004, 01:06:50 PM »
what kind of wood and center, Morrin?

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2004, 01:26:41 PM »
Yeah!

Is Morrin your version of Moron? I was just looking at your avatar and caption, that's why I ask. :angel:
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2004, 01:40:46 PM »
Hey!I'm not a moron,Lunas a moron!

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2004, 01:43:02 PM »
I was just curious. And I like Luna!

I meant no offense, Morrin. my deepest appologies.
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2004, 01:53:18 PM »
 :)I accept your apology,Deedra

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2004, 01:59:58 PM »
If you're weasley_girl, that's fine, and it explains the wand thing!
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2004, 03:24:44 PM »
Cut out the fighting you two!  :police:

I see no one knows the common name for Ailanthus... But I'm not telling...you have to guess!  :-X


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Re: Wands!
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2004, 03:32:33 PM »
Ahem. *pulls out a sheet of paper*

Ailanthus altissima: Tree-of-heaven, also known as Chinese sumac, and stinking shumac, is a rapidly growing, deciduous tree in the mostly tropical quassia family (Simaroubaceae) Mature trees can reach 80 feet or more in height. The wood of ailanthus is soft, weak, coarse-grained, and creamy white to light brown in color.  All parts of the tree, especially the flowers, have a strong, offensive odor, which some have likened to peanuts or cashews.

Tree-of-heaven is a prolific seed producer, grows rapidly, and can overrun native vegetation. Once established, it can quickly take over a site and form an impenetrable thicket. Ailanthus trees also produces toxins that prevent the establishment of other plant species. The root system is aggressive enough to cause damage to sewers and foundations.

*pauses for breath* I dunno, this sounds like a Slytherin tree to me... ;)

((BTW- no I didn't pull this out of my head, though I was a plant freak at one point. The full site is http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/aial1.htm  for loads more useless info))
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2004, 03:41:54 PM »
Whoa.  Cool!  5 points, Tia, for that educational blurb, and a link to useless information!   :laugh:
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2004, 04:54:15 PM »
Nice description Tia. No, it's a Gryffindorish tree.  ;)

*pulls out Tree Identification Manual for Nebraska*

What? Everyone around here has one...anyway....

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SIMAROUBACEAE - Quassia family

Contains 32 genera and about 200 species. Chiefly tropical and subtropical.

Tree-of-Heaven * Ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima)

General: Native to China (not Nebraska) but becoming naturalized over much of the eastern U.S. Starts readily from seed that is scattered by wind, and from root sprouts. Thrives under almost any type of condition, especially, harsh, urban conditions. Resistent to smoke and gases, difficult to get rid of. Shade intolerant.

Leaves: Alternate; pinnately compound; 1' to 4' long with 11 to 41 leaflets; leaflets 3" to 6" long, smooth-edged except for 1-2 teeth near base; bad smelling when crushed. (NOTE: Trust me, it smells extremely bad - once when I was working on my book of leaves for the State Fair, I got a leaf and crushed it - stunk the house for a year!)

Twigs: Very coarse; velvety or downy; brown pith. No terminal bud; lateral buds round, brown, normally hairy, relatively small.

Fruit: Oblong samara; spirally twisted wing in center of which is a single, dry seed; normally occurs in great abundance.

Bark: Thin; gray; smooth; becomes slightly furrowed with age.

Wood: Unimportant; little information is published; light colored; brittle.

Directly from my manual. I guess you can't understand it too much unless you've been in the tree buisness a long time... Anyway, that's my blurb about trees.  ;D


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Re: Wands!
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2004, 02:10:35 PM »
Ok....I think all of that got to my head...Anyways, my wand is Phoenix Feather, Maple, 7 1/2 inches, if anyone's intered. It's actually very similar's to Lauren's, I noticed, which seemed to be maple and pheonix feather, 12 inches.
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2004, 09:03:45 PM »
I notice that a lot of people seem to have Phoenix Feathers for the core.  ;D


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Re: Wands!
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2004, 12:21:08 PM »
Yeah, me too.

i thought my Thestral core was unique! ;D
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2004, 05:17:35 AM »
Where did you guys take the test? or am I getting confused, and this is your own wand (made up), or...I don't know...*feels sheepish*
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2004, 10:47:46 AM »
Hey, will you look at that! My wand just broke. Well, it's ok, I never really was that fond of it. I'm not sure it was the wand for me, because when i bought it, well, Olivander was sick, and so he had this replacement kid in there, who I don't think knew that much about wands...Anyways, I got a newe wand, which works marvels with me. It's willow, 14", and contains the single hair of a kelpie's tail.
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Re: Wands!
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2004, 11:57:18 AM »
Hopefully the person who got that hair of a Kelpie was good at Placement Charms.  :laugh: Or else...  :-\ well, they'd be in the Kelpie's stomach, let's leave it at that.  :o


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Re: Wands!
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2004, 12:37:55 PM »
I have a pet kelpie which I've domesticated (is that a word?) (don't ask how, it's too complicated a story), well, he's house trained and all, and I let Mr. Olivander take one of his hairs a couple of years ago so it was probably my pet's.
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2004, 12:41:44 PM »
That's pretty neat('crose I think every things neat :D)

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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2004, 04:50:05 PM »
Very nice Kelpie. I have some pets too. I have a hippogriff, a griffin, a sea serpent, and a blck cat named Mugatroyd!

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2004, 03:34:42 AM »
Dragon heart-string and bristle-cone pine.  13 inches long.  Light, but very, very strong.  Likes
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« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2004, 02:33:31 AM »
My wand is of rowan wood with a kirin hair core.  It is six and one-half inches long and is best for charms and some transfiguration.

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« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2004, 12:30:48 PM »
Black pine, dragon heartstring, 13 in.

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2004, 05:51:43 PM »
Wonderful, YamNeo! I see you will make a wonderful addition to the greatest house in Hogwarts!

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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2004, 11:19:48 PM »
Deedra's a good Slythrin :)

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« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2004, 02:12:51 PM »
I hope that's a compliment, Morrin, b/c I'm taking it as such.  :)
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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2004, 02:16:43 PM »
*backs away* It is

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« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2004, 06:29:11 PM »
I was kidding. sorry, morrin. Long day.  :'(
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« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2005, 07:36:09 PM »
I've got cherry & maple, 13 1/4 inches with dragon heartstring. It's supposed to be good for divination and transfiguration.

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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2005, 07:22:24 PM »
Quick and urgent question: How did you post without being registered?
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« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2005, 09:38:52 AM »
Um, Ping?  I thought that he/she was registered.  I seem to recall getting an email or something about him/her.

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Re: Wands!
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2005, 09:10:10 AM »
phenix feather and dragon heartstring,15 inches
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2005, 06:24:21 AM »
unicorn hair, yew, 9 inches
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