The theme for this coming SCONY Mountain Weekend is Harry Potter. I have never watched the movies much less read the books, so the countdown was a bit more difficult this time. I send out a daily 30 day countdown to the weekend and have done so for the last few weekends.
It’s funny looking at my T-mobile bill because the average month will have about 2000 texts and the month leading up to my trips are 4000+. Lol. Thank goodness for unlimited texting. The theme a few friends helped me decide on this time and gave me a lot of material for was 30 Ways To Disarm A Top. It incorporates some spells from Harry Potter, plus a few I just completely made up. Enjoy!
30 Ways To Disarm A Top
#30- Expelliarmus- Makes whatever is in the top’s hand fly out
#29- Accio- Lets you summon something to distract the top while you get away
#28- Impedementa- Stops something/someone in it’s tracks
#27- Incarcerous- Causes ropes to shoot from your wand and ties up the top
#26- Locomotor Mortis- Locks the top’s legs together so they can’t do anything but hop
#25- Disapparate- Lets you disappear from one place and reappear in another. (I think Mr. Ryder already has this power too, though. He’s so quiet.)
#24- Aguamenti- Shoots water to blind the top
#23- Jelly-Legs Jinx- The top will wobble around unable to stand, much less pull one over their knee
#22- Protego- Shield charm that will protect your bottom from blows
#21- Wingardium Leviosa- Makes the top float away toward the ceiling (Yeah, this brings to mind vultures circling overhead. Maybe not the best idea.)
#20- Piertotum Locomotor- Brings inanimate objects to life so you can turn the paddle against THEM
#19- Petrificus Totalus- Temporarily petrifies the top
#18- Levicorpus- Dangles the top upside down by their ankle
#17- Evanesco- Makes an implement disappear
#16- Rictusempra- Tickling charm causes the top to gasp for breath and laugh hysterically
#15- Alohomora- Opens locks, like the one on the woodshed. Then go in and hide!
#14- Colloportus- Locks the lock again, so the top can’t get in!
#13- Confundo- Confuses the top at whom the spell is cast. Yeah.. not really needed, but fun anyway!
#12- Expulso- Makes things- like implements- explode!
#11- Imperio- Controls the top you put the curse on. Maybe get revenge on who threw YOU under the bus!
#10- Noodliarmus- Renders the top’s arm wimpy
#9- Glisseo- Causes stairs to form a ramp or slide; useful when you are sent to Room 10. Tops can’t climb up slides, they just can’t.
#8- Shaddup Toppus- Silences the top. It can happen, really!
#7- Occlumency- Prevents mind reading tops from discovering thoughts or memories which contradict one’s spoken words or actions.
#6- Television Baseballus- Turns on a baseball game in the other room. They’ll be occupied all night!
#5- Toppus Snorus- Will make the top fall into a deep slumber
#4- Polyjuice potion- Drink this to turn into someone else. “Whaddaya kidding me with that?”
#3- Armus Removero- Makes the top’s arms fall off
#2- Obliviate- Erases the top’s memory so they forget why they were going to spank you at all
#1- Toppus Obliteratus- Makes the top disappear!
That’s the list, folks! Use at your own risk! I will be sure to report my findings if I’m feeling crazy enough to try any of these over the course of the weekend. I should be arriving at JFK by the time this is being read and I’m sure I’ll return with many stories. See everybody next week!