Monthly Archives: September 2013

Creating a Love Nest

The first of the textbook chapters I’m going to share with you is ‘Creating a Love Nest’ from Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit [This should be viewed as Harry Potter fan fiction].

Creating a Love Nest

Breeding dragons requires a male dragon and a female dragon to become intimate with one another. Now as a breeder you don’t really need to know the details of this intimacy – if there are any problems it is best to call in the assistance of an experienced dragon veterinary sexpert.
Your role is to create the perfect love nest and this chapter outlines how.

Male dragons and female dragons although both the same species are very different when it comes to their requirements and preferred environments. I’ve outlined these differences below.

• Males like a cool environment, while female dragons tend to feel the chill and like to create a nice roasting fire.
• Males like a sparse environment with only what is needed on display, females like to have pretty flowers, twigs and shiny treasures decorating the nest.
• Males like solid, firm flooring, females prefer something softer which allows for gathering for further warming.
• Males like basic colours: green and brown, females like to see a bit of variety with yellows and reds being a firm favourite (this makes dragon breeding season autumn).

So, how do you create the perfect love nest? Well lady dragons are the dominant of the species so make the nest to fit her specifications and the male dragon will have to make do with a window to stick his head out of to cool down. You’ll make him his own nest to his requirements but the female dragon’s nest will be bigger and it will be where the breeding happens. That is just how it is.

If you want high quality dragon eggs make the female’s nest as glittery as you can – add gold, silver and precious jewels, The more of these you dot round the floor, walls and ceilings the stronger the offspring. Tests have been conducted on average flame distance and the only consistent variable, in ensuring this was as destructive as possible, was bling.

A female's nest example, the male dragon has even dressed the same! Image 'Dragon Roof' courtesy of cbenjasuwan /

A female’s nest example, the male dragon has even dressed the same!
Image ‘Dragon Roof’ courtesy of cbenjasuwan /


The Anxiety of a Hufflepuff

I recently found out about HOL – a virtual Hogwarts where you can attend classes and chat to other Harry Potter obsessives. It appears this has been going for years (clearly Errol failed to deliver my letter) but they only take students twice a year.

So I enrolled – using an assumed name – real names not allowed and then answered questions for my sorting – and that way anxiety lies.

I am a Pottermore sorted Puff (been on Pottermore since it was in Beta) and although initially a little unsure of this sorting I have embraced my house wholeheartedly, robes and all. So what if I was sorted into a different house – I think I’d have freaked out and so would you!!! [Alex hasn’t written a what if HOL sorts me in the wrong house yet so here’s his Pottermore version instead].

But as fair play is a quality of my house I answered the questions honestly and from my heart and….


So here is my alter ego:

My name is Elizabeth Darby and I am a muggle born witch. My parents don’t really understand my fascination with all things magical. At least they share my passion for books – really, who here does trust someone who doesn’t read?

People keep mistaking me as being related to the famous Harry Potter because of my forehead scar. I’m sure that I’ll soon learn a way to magically fix it but I think I’ll just keep it. After all it makes a great talking point.

I’m a very proud Hufflepuff and I look forward to working hard for house points mainly through creative writing library projects and taking part in classes. I may even try a spell or two to draw out my latent artistic talents (at least I’m hoping I’m not a complete Art Squib).

I chose to bring an Owl called Nix (short for Phoenix) with me. He’s a screech owl and his red feathers looked a bit like flames.

This term I am taking:

Hogwarts a History: The Founders

Hogwarts a History: The Professors

Journey of the Hero

Scribbling Shack: Fairy Tales

The Magic of Disney

I’ve already started contributing to some textbooks in the library and over the next three days plan to share my entries with you.

If you were to take one of the classes above based on its title only which would it be and why?

Which Hogwarts house/s have you been sorted into?

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