Post by Keeley Everard on Jan 10, 2017 19:58:05 GMT -7
Written Works of Keeley Everard
Written Works of Keeley Everard
The Art of Book Travel by Keeley MacAllister and Cascada Minor - ever wanted to experience the real world inside of a book? With the Art of Book Travel, you can make those dreams come true and visit Wonderland or Oz by following the rules and guides in this text.
Becoming an Auror by Keeley Everard - a guide to the application and accceptance process in becoming an Auror, as written and experienced by an Auror. Keeley Everard makes it easy for aspiring future Aurors to know exactly what then need every step of the way to becoming an Auror Recuirt and joining the elite ranks of the Aurors.
Post by Keeley Everard on Jan 10, 2017 20:05:57 GMT -7
For decades, centuries, even milleniums, writers have written about fictional worlds of fantasy and adventure. The great C.S. Lewis and his world of Narnia, J.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth, Michael Ende and Fantasica and even Lewis Carrol and Wonderland. These are all fictional worlds that exist only in stories and between the pages of books while their readers have fantasized about what it would actually be like to travel into these worlds and experience first hand the adventures of their favourite characters.
In a world of magic, there are countless possibilities. Witches and Wizards can make feathers levitate. They can turn animals into goblets and people into animals. There are even rumours of some people being able to live for centuries without ever feeling the wear and tear of old age. So much is possible in a magical world, why not other dimensional travel? Book travel, more specifically. Why couldn't an avid fan of The Lord of the Rings be able to travel to Middle Earth and experience the adventures of Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin?
Impossible, some claimed experts on magical study would say, but no it's not. Rumours have spread about certain witches and wizards being trapped inside storybook worlds without any certainty or clue how they got there or how they escaped. Stories like these seem extra magical and even beautiful but most also believe to be highly unlikely. However, a few notable witches and wizards have admitted to experiencing this phenomenon. Witches and Wizards such as Diona Aronwen , dean , Eireann Hilander, Cascada Minor and Keeley Everard.
"It was the weirdest thing" Stewart shared, was forced to share reluctantly. "One minute Miss. Minor and I were in Beedle Public Library and the next I'm standing in a desert village wearing nothing but a pair of harem pants and a purple vest with a monkey on my shoulder."
"You come out of it as if it were nothing but a dream" says Diona Aronwen.
Still don't believe this is possible? This book explains the exact Art of how to travel in and out of a book and the discovered rules in which to experience the story first hand. Chapter one explains the Art of entering a book. Chapter two explains all the important information one needs in order to successfully complete the storyline. Chapter three explains the art of exiting the book in multiple ways.
It has been discovered and tested by the authors of this book that there are specifically two ways in which a person can enter a book. The first way, with intent. This means that the person attempting to enter a book world is doing it knowingly and wants to experience the book first hand instead of just reading the adventure on the page. The second way is accidentally. Accidentally entering a book happens often for reasons unknown until all parties within the book have completed the story. Typically, the theory is that those who enter the book by accident have some reason for entering a particular story at a specific time in their life and with the right people. Not a lot has been concluded on the reasons behind accidental book travel, its still in investigation.
Entering a book with intent happens because those entering want to enter the book. There are some very specific criteria all parties must follow when entering a book with intent. It simply will not work unless each section is checked off. The following are what's needed to enter a book with intent.
All parties must be touching the book
All parties must be completely determined to enter the book
All parties will experience a pulling sensation, like pressure collapsing upon themselves and a tearing feeling as their essence is ripped from their body.
In a storybook world there are certain rules which need to be followed otherwise travellers risk destroying the storyline. It's incredibly important that a storyline be followed and not messed with because while these characters are only fictional in the real world, in this storybook world their lives are very real. There is a specific outline for which these characters are meant to exist and any messing with that could cause serious physical damage to the book.
There are two ways in which a traveller can exist inside of a book. The first, they take on the role of a character within the book. This form is incredibly difficult to do as once a traveller becomes that character, they have to really focus and ensure they don't do a single thing whether it be big or small to ruin the storyline. They are that character and can only be released from being that character once their story is over. The traveller needs to really know the characters in the story well otherwise they could cause permanent damage to not only the story line but themselves in the form of being trapped within the book for eternity. It's incredibly dangerous to tamper with the plot line. The other form is simply entering the story as oneself. This is safer and easier. It happens more frequently and exists like a relative vacation from reality. Entering a story as oneself causes less potential for damage to the tale.
There are some side effects to entering the story besides the damage that can be caused. Should a traveller enter the story as a character or as themselves and experience death within the book, it will have an effect on their being in the real world. Typically, it's the subconscious with a fictional body that enters the book world, the real body is left being in a sleep like state. Should a traveller's form die in the book world, their body in the real world will remain in this unconscious state and slowly start to pass away. Only once all travellers who remain in the book complete the story, will the unconscious traveller be cured from this sleep like death. This is why it's so important to ensure the story proceeds according to what the author has written.
The book world is not a physical world. This is important to note because nothing can be removed from the book world. A traveller cannot pluck a flower to bring back to their loved one as a token of their adventure because that flower is only composed of paper and ink. It does not exist in reality. Nothing taken from the book will exist in the real world. Upon returning with any object, the object will simply turn into dust like a really old piece of yellowed paper that is disintegrating.
The book knows it's story better then anyone else does. Any time something goes wrong because of the actions of those travelling through the book, the travellers will be sent back to the beginning of the story and must try again to reach then ending without messing up the storyline. This is crucial because one of the few ways to escape the book world is by completing the story without messing up the plot.
Time in the book world passes differently as well. Hours there will only be seconds in the real world. Days are only minutes and weeks are only hours. A traveller could spend a month inside a book world and it would only be four hours of their time in the real world. This is only an approximation. The time has not been measured to an exact measurement.
As noted, it is very difficult and dangerous to travel within the book world and should not be done without enough knowledge of the story a traveller is entering.
Like entering the book world, exiting it has two specific forms as well. Intentionally exiting and accidentally exiting the book. Like their entering counterparts, these have guidelines which must be met and followed otherwise they will not work to return to the real world.
If the travellers have entered the book world by choice, then the only escape is to successfully complete the storyline. All parties who travelled must complete the story without any mishaps otherwise they will return to the beginning and have to keep repeating the story over until they do.
Existing the story by accident is a little different then with intent. Because there is no intent in entering the story and the travellers have been brought their for different reasons, the only escape is to fulfill whatever reason they have been brought there for.
Post by Keeley Everard on Jun 20, 2017 20:45:37 GMT -7
Becoming an Auror; as told by an Auror.
Chapter One: What is an Auror?
An Auror is a member of an elite, and highly trained branch of law who specialize in the capture of dark witches and wizards and see to the protection of the community against large scale threats. Some great examples are Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters and Grindelwald.
An Auror is similar to a Muggle FBI agent or unit detective often brought in when regular officers have reached the limits of their capabilities.
An Auror is well versed in the Dark Arts and defensive magic as well as Magical Law. Often Aurors will have masters and minors in these subjects. While these masteries and minors are an asset, they are not a prerequisite to becoming an Auror.
Chapter Two: Auror Training Application Requirements
The Auror Training Program is extremely difficult to get into because Aurors have to be the best, the most disciplined and have the most endurance. The acceptance committee is very selective of who receives entrance into the program and has set up a variety of tests to ensure only those who are the most driven and competent go on to protect the Wizarding World.
Prior to applying to the program, applicants must ensure they have obtained the following:
5 NEWTs with Exceeds Expectations or higher in the recommended classes (often due to high number of applicants, those who have not obtained NEWTs in the recommended classes will not be accepted).
2 references from school Professors is required (preferrably a Professor of a recommended NEWT class).
a character reference from someone who knows the applicant well.
An additional employer reference if applicable (this is not necessary but does look great to the acceptance committee).
Submission of the applicants grades (this will be provided by the school).
Submission of 1000 words essay (topic found on the application form).
A criminal background check (anyone found to have a criminal background prior to admission into the Auror Program will be declined immediately).
*The recommended classes include Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration, Herbology and Charms.
Chapter Three: Auror Training Acceptance Phase 1, 2 and 3
As previously mentioned in chapters one and two, the Auror Program is highly competitive and very difficult. Because these people are given utmost trust by the community to serve and protect its people, only the best may become Aurors. To ensure this, the acceptance process has multiple levels.
Successful applicants will receive a letter of congratulations by Owl Post once they have been chosen. There will be a moment of immense pride and celebration for the applicants. Being accepted is definitely one of the most honorable achievements. This is the first phase of acceptance into the program and shows that the applicants hard work through their school years has paid off.
The second phase of acceptance comes once all the acceptance letters have been delivered. Ministry officials will select a date and applicants will be required to appear before the Auror's Department to participate in a series of aptitude tests. These tests are designed to test the successful applicants abilities to perform under pressure. Different scenarios will be outlines and each applicant will be put through tests of knowledge in Magical Law, ability to perform Defensive Magic and teamwork. Those who do not score above average in ranking will be released from the program.
The final phase of the acceptance process is the physical examination of the body and mind. Aurors have to be in good health and physical sharp. Their minds have to be sharp to keep their wits about them especially in the field. Most importantly, an Auror always needs to be looking for ways to enhance both their mind and body as well as magical abilities. The physical examination puts applicants through stamina, endurance and strength training as well as rapid fire questions concerning various aspects of the law to ensure they are capable of fighting and thinking at the same time. Their reflexes have to be quick and an Auror cannot hesitate in making a decision otherwise people die. Those who do not score above average in ranking will be released from the program. Those who score above average will continue on to become official Auror Recruits.
Chapter Four: Aptitude Practice Test Questions
To further prepare applicants for the upcoming Auror examinations, below are some sample questions.
Sample Question 1: Study the picture below and then turn it over and answer the following questions.
1. How many people in the picture are wearing glasses?
2. How many people are wearing yellow clothing?
3. Where can the Batman symbol be located?
4. What colour is the necklace on the woman with the red hair?
5. How many of the men have beards?
Sample Question 2: Below you will see notes from an Auror, following that please select the multiple choice answer which best represents the facts in the Auror's notes.
Auror's Notes: “At about 11am on September 6, 2014, I met with Mr. David Lewis at11 Allenby Street, the Westside Mall, regarding a vehicle left.”
A) Responding to a call at 11 am at 11 Allenby Street, the Westside Mall, and pulling up to the parking lot, I saw the victim standing there who identified himself as Mr. David Lewis.
B) I responded to a call at 11 am at 11 Allenby Street, the Westside Mall. When I pulled up to the mall, I saw a man standing there and he identified himself Mr. David Lewis and that he was reporting a vehicle theft.
C) When I responded to a call from 11 Allenby, the Westside mall I saw pulling into the parking lot a man who identified himself as Mr. David Lewis.
D) Responding to a call from 11 Allenby Street, I saw a man in the parking lot. He identified himself as the victim of the vehicle theft, Mr. David Lewis.
Sample Question 3: Choose the word which best fits into the blank space.
“The detective ordered the police officer to ______ his behaviours.”
Chapter Five Notable Books to Read in Prepping for Becoming an Auror
1. Curses and Counter Curses
2. Compendium of Common Curses and Their Counter Actions
3. Dark Arts: A Legal Companion
4. Unforgivable Curses and Their Legal Implications
5. Counter Curse Handbook
6. Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners
7. Defensive Magical Theory
8. Practical Defensive Magic and It's Use Against the Dark Arts
9. The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts
10. Magic Through the Ages
11. History of Magic
12. Law and Literature
13. Laws of Conduct When Dealing With Muggles
14. Legal Guidelines for the Manufacture of Magical Apparatus
15. Legislative Guide to the Proper Use of Magic
16. Magical Misdemeanors in the Modern Law
17. Magical Moral Perspective
18. The Auror's Handbook.
*These are only suggestions, there are a number of other great books available at Flourish and Blotts.