Now either of those links will get you to the sites that brainstormed this marvelous challenge. But before you go to see how they thought of this great idea and how others have used it for their writing, check out the questions below and my answers.
Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:
- Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen? My own house was haunted by a demon creature I let in as a youngster before I became a Christian. I have been “connected” with the spirit realm since I was a little child and I began to try being a channel at about the age of ten. I was twelve or thirteen. I had been channeling in my sister’s room one day (because that was where I felt the greatest connection). There was a loud bang on the wall which scared me so I stopped. Later that night my sister had just finished her bath and went into her room to change. She came running downstairs screaming bloody murder. “There’s a man in my room! He’s in my closet holding my teddy bear!” She was hysterical. Both my parents were out at meetings, We called and my father was home in less than 5 minutes. A check of the house yielded nothing, but my sister was able to describe the man in vivid detail right down to his tattered old coat, his wire rimmed glasses and fishnet stockings. My father who remembered the owner of our house from back in the 1940’s and 50’s knew at once who my sister had seen.
- The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended? I attended A Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA back in the early 1990’s. That has to be the biggest event…..Although I also attended The Creation Festival around the same time and that was a week long event attended by about 30,000 people.
- When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool? I do not swim in the ocean. I will wade but that is it. I will swim in lakes but I prefer pools to swim in.
- Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made. I am a walking fashion faux pas and I am proud of it. I most generally wear white socks with suit pants. I am also a big socks with sandals wearer. That said some of my outfits growing up were absolutely horrendous. My mother, who was a nurse once brought me some operating scrubs from her hospital to wear as pajamas. I loved hem so much I regularly wore them to school
Muggle Questions (from Melanie):
What is the last song you sang along to?
What was your scariest nightmare about?
I don’t generally get nightmares. Many of my dreams though are very disturbing. My most recent disturbing dream was a bout a white stag with red and blue flnaks being hunted in a misty forest by a red orange and yellow lion.
What food do you crave most often?
Italian food. I could eat it almost every night.
What’s your grossest bug story?
The grossest bug experience I ever went through was the gypsy moth infestation back in the 1980’s. There were so many of the bugs they were falling out of the trees. It sounded like it was raining. But you couldn’t walk under the trees without getting them in your hair or on your clothes.