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Posts preceding this one were for [ profile] sortinghat_rp, where Zangetsu was a Professor of Transfiguration until retiring from that game.

Old sortinghat_rp profile )
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*stands up from the dinner table in the Great Hall, scanning the room and the chattering students a bit more slowly than usual, as though committing the scene to memory*

*then stands up and strides along the wall in his usual swift, silent manner, heading for the doors to the rest of the castle... there's a lot to do before morning*

*much later, long after curfew, he can be seen on one of the upper floors, affixing a sign to his classroom door*

You will learn the next several categories of spells in this course from Professor McGonagall.

Speak them without fear. That is the most powerful lesson I can teach you.

[[Strike is nearly obliterated, but can be restored by upper-level students if they try hard enough. Feel free to catch Zangetsu anytime between dinner and dawn... as the night wears on he will probably be packing, if your character knows where his quarters are. He's got a major Unspeakable mission to go on, but may or may not have anything to say about it.]]
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In case you did not notice, the top of the Tower is the other way.
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When school resumes, you will each demonstrate a defensive and offensive Transfiguration during class. *which is all he has to say about recent events*

..*eyes a silver scissors, then shuts it in a drawer because he keeps his belongings neat and out of sight... reflecting that the encyclopedia he got for Cierra might go to good use after all*

[[Zangetsu's presents are like himself... verbose, cryptic, and difficult to understand. XDDDD]]
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*awaits his students in the Transfiguration classroom as usual, paying absolutely no attention to the fact that he now has red hair and... various other changes since yesterday*
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*stalks through a wide, pillared hallway, taking in the slanting light from the windows and the many places to hide -- a promising piece of terrain for combat training -- then sweeps out toward the stairs, on his way down to the Great Hall as the students pour back in from outside*

[[Filtered to Zangetsu's students]]

If you wish to refine your practical skills before tomorrow's class, meet me in the South Wing hallway on the third floor after the dinner hour. Bring your wand... and know your work. The conditions will not be easy.


Private )

[[Woooooooooooot for character development.~ And Zangetsu isn't saying so, but students who take the extra training will get extra points!]]
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[[Filtered to fourth through seventh years]]

Today's Transfiguration lesson will be practical. Bring your wand.

The class will be conducted in English. I trust that will not be a problem.


[[Unexpected test today ftw -- I had to study more than usual yesterday. Forgive my slowness. And Zangetsu is being curt because during the Language Event, he ended up sounding like Gollum. Feel free to have heard him commenting on the weather, the food, other peoples' accents -- it wouldn't let him shut up either. XDDD]]
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[[Filtered to staff]]

We shall soon discover what has happened here.


*crouching on a rail above the Front Hall, still every inch the corporeal being, gazing down at the chaotic scene below as both ghostly students and non-ghostly students mill around in panic*

*stands up at last, his booming voice cutting through the noise*

This is not death.....

[[Ravenclaw-sensei noticed there were no dead bodies around and put two and two together.]]
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*striding through the school with robes smudged, eyes bare, and a face like THUNDER*

If that trap is still in the dungeons when I get back down there, it won't be for much longer..... Three points to whomever returns my glasses in one piece.

[[Filtered to upper-level Transfiguration students]]

To make up for any lessons lost in the past six days, you will each meet with me outside of class and choose a new Transfiguration to prepare for our next practical session. Select one that you have not attempted before.


[[Filtered to Yoite, Gau, and Kaname]]

What is your condition?


[[Forgive my posting fail through the events; they just went by so darned fast!~ Let it stand that Zangetsu was around for the earlier part of the Alice in Wonderland Event, but quickly got trapped in an oubliette left over from Professor Jareth's old maze and has only just emerged, hearing rumors about students in danger too late to intercede.

..OH, AND: Zangetsu totally has more than one pair of glasses. So if you want to find them, go ahead!]]
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*lounges in a deck chair beneath a colorful umbrella, resplendant in a yellow muffler and dark orange robes of a distinctly fluffy texture, bestowing benign smiles on all who come within sight*

[[Filtered to staff]]

Please forgive young Gau Meguro his homework for the next day or so; the poor boy is going through a difficult time. I'll see that he makes it all up when he's feeling stronger.~


Now where did I leave that book... ah, it doesn't matter, it'll turn up somewhere, surely. What a splendid day it is, to be sure. There was a fascinating article this morning in... in... one of those periodicals, about Dark wizard attacks -- how very unlikely it seems, with the sun shining so brightly. I expect it was all blown out of proportion anyway.

Is anyone, perhaps, up for a game of Gobstones? Good heavens, I can't think why I haven't had time to brush up on such an important skill in... it must be decades now. Do not be too confident, though -- I used to be quite good. ^__^~

[[Egad, Zangetsu has gone Hufflepuff!!]]
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[[Filtered to Zangetsu's students]]

There will be a practical examination tomorrow. If you do not have a partner, one will be assigned to you.


*crouches on a railing in the Front Hall, the breeze from the open doors scattering autumn leaves around him, marking the teams he's gotten so far into a different notebook*
*your name here* )

*raises his head so he can see out over the fields to the mountains beyond*

..The wind is changing.....

[[Who wants to have a log? ^___^

Speaking of which, this crazy subject really needs more elucidation than Zangetsu's going to give it. XDDD List of stuff your character should be working on )
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Orihime. You may take your hat back now, if you wish.

[[Filtered to sixth and seventh-years]]

You must all have selected a partner by now. Let me know who your partner is, and what spell you will prepare for the next class. It is time to take your studies to the next level. Be ready.


[[Filtered to fourth and fifth-years]]

Between your next class and the one thereafter, you will write four feet of parchment on the spell you chose to practice, and exactly why and how it worked -- or did not. Come to class prepared for it to work. Only then will you succeed.


[[Filtered to those who have missed his Friday class because of Parents' Day]]

Meet with me in the Front Hall at ten o'clock tonight if you wish to continue in Transfiguration. Do not be late.


Private )

*walking with a measured step towards Gryffindor Tower, unaware that the near-invisible spirit of a beautiful woman is watching him from afar*

[[Clarification on Zangetsu's last post: students should partner up with others from their year, unless you're a VERY advanced sixth-year and are studying ahead. Transfiguration spells don't really have names, so just say what their spell will do. Have fun plotting together!~

..Oh, and those who WERE in his class on Friday might have noticed that he was wearing, without any particular acknowledgment or explanation, Orihime's spare pirate hat. XDDDD]]
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If he comes... will we have anything to say to one another, after these many years? With her spirit standing between us.....

..His son has done them proud. Yet a cloud still hangs over his heart, as it never could have long ago, when....

He will come. And when he does... there are things I must know.

Filtered to 6th and 7th years )
Filtered to Senri )

*it's a quiet evening in the Ravenclaw common room when the upper-year Transfiguration teacher stalks silently in, looking over the inhabitants with a calm, unwavering eye*

*the new roster has been posted on the bulletin board already, so they should know... they're his house now*

*waits until his all-encompassing silence catches everyone's attention, then speaks in his low, intense manner*

I hope you all know... that if there is anything in this school, anything, that threatens to cloud your mind or hold you back from reaching your potential... you are to come to me.

[[Strikes = thoughts. During my absence (which is now ALMOST OVER), Zangetsu's class has been proceeding as usual, with large amounts of homework. Have fun choosing partners to practice on! 8DDD]]
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[[Filtered to all Transfiguration students]]

You who missed the first class: you will make up the work before our next session, or risk falling behind.

All of you... begin preparing the next Transfiguration in the textbook. When you are prepared -- and it will be soon -- you will be tested on your ability to bring it about.


*can be seen occupying a precarious perch in a window of one of the high towers, enjoying the warm summer air*

This place has changed since my day.....

[[Strike hackable by staff and whichever students have been particularly interested in what Zangetsu has to say. What would you all prefer -- a class post, or ooc comments saying how your character's going to do, or both?]]
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*upon leaving the Great Hall this morning, students will observe a white line glowing in the floor, with the word Transfiguration hovering in the air above it: a subtle hint that the class is this way*

*the line having led each class in turn to a wide, pillared room in Ravenclaw Tower, they are given time to disport themselves among the desks -- and then a dark figure drops from a crevice high in the arched ceiling, landing as lightly on the raised dais as though he weighed nothing at all, a wand clenched in his right hand and his left raised for balance and drama*

*straightening, he rakes his eyes over the assembly, letting silence fall where it will and finally addressing his students in a deep, rolling voice*

..Who here was present when the Dark wizards known as Death Eaters were able to invade this school?

In a world where nothing is sacred, only skill and courage will prevail. It is my job to make sure that you are able to access those traits. In today's class, you will study and complete three Transfigurations which are, right now, above your level. If you do not think that you can do that... today, you will learn to know better.

Open your books to page 523.... and begin.

OOC: skill sets for each year, etc )
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*seated at the extreme end of the staff table as everyone mills around just after dinner, projecting an air of being alert to everything around him; has his journal out and is carefully Charming it to counteract the whatever magical overload made his handwriting so very unreadable the other day*

*looks around from time to time, focusing his attention on those students who have caught his attention -- only two of whose names he knows.... but the upcoming first day of class will doubtless reveal those secrets... and many others*

[[Since Dumbledore announces new staff at the banquet on opening night, whoever's paid attention will know who he is by now.]]
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*leafs through his pristine new journal's history of the past few months, his expression unchanging despite what must be severe temptation*

*sits for a moment in thought, ankles crossed in front of him, as dusk falls over the speeding train -- then writes the following in precise, deeply scored script*

Take note.
Transfiguration classes will be held
within the second terrace of Ravenclaw Tower.
Hours will be announced in the Great Hall tonight.
Be prepared.

*upon which, slipping silently out of his compartment, the dark-haired man prowls up the near-empty corridor, intending to get a look at his future students before they arrive at their destination*

[[Nope, Zangetsu's not doing no sign-up sheet. Since Transfiguration is a core subject for most of the degree programs offered at Hogwarts, he expects to be teaching practically all of you!~ Also, I'm assuming that those who were up for Transfiguration got the generic booklist with their Hogwarts letters for this year; unlike my other characters, he doesn't feel like personalizing that aspect of the class.]]


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