TNFG-301 Notebook

written by Piper Clark

A complete book of TNFG-301 notes by Piper Clark

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Lesson 1: Inanimate to Animate Theory

Chapter 1

-creatures we conjure will not be living, breathing things
-goal is to make them as lifelike as possible
-no need to eat, breathe, can't die
-require extra concentration
-can't reproduce or grow
-if it were to bleed, it would keep bleeding and can't clot
-can't take parts of it for potions
-remember complexity
-outward appearance is easy
-inner behavior much harder
-create a consciousness
-will never give a true mind of its own
-can't have its own personality


-head, thorax, abdomen
-no internal skeleton
-3 pairs of jointed legs
-antennae on head
-compound eyes
-antennae allow them to smell, feel, taste, and even hear
-over a million species worldwide
-most common types include butterflies, beetles, mosquitos, ants, bees, and crickets

~The Transformation

Spell: Paper to Butterfly
Incantation: Gloria Excito (GLOH-ree-ah ECKS-ee-toh)
Wand Movement: Tap in the center of the paper
Concentration: Medium - focus on making the physical aspects of the butterfly that allow it to move
Willpower: Medium-Low

-may come out a bit brain-dead'
-more willpower and concentration
-don't forget about the transformation or you might get an animated paper origami butterfly


-invented by American wizard John Mitchell who had a particular interest in butterflies
-invented spell that would let him keep his butterflies without guilt
-completed orange paper to monarch butterfly (1934)
-good practice for now on I to A transformations
-used mostly as decorations in parties and weddings


-Mandatory Quiz
-Mandatory essay
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