Well, hello there Nate. Welcome back to my thread!
Molly's says she actually came up with one of Tim's characters: Sille, the little Danish girl. Why don't you tell us about her?
I can't say I know much about her; she's not officially Dieter-canon until Tim writes her into the story, which should be about... two to three chapters from where I am now.
But I can tell you that she's Danish and has an annoying laugh. That's about as much as I know about her.
I might add that Tim would like to thank you for coming up with a free "filler" character - I think he might have mentioned it before, but creating names for characters is the thing he hates most about writing for some reason.
Why does Tim always make me suffer? He makes a ball explode in my face, get's me stuck in a vacumn, and has monkeys throw...THINGS at me and steal my Pop-Crackers (Molly wonders when she ever told him what those are. She doesn't remember). Why does he hate me? Did YOU put him up to these things?
Why does he hate you? Well, who doesn't hate annoying, irresponsible American boys? Besides, I can be very persuasive...
And you should tell Molly that she never told me what Pop-Crackers were. It was YOU who described them to me - check your thread if you can't remember.
Have you had any wizarding candy yet? What are some of the ones you've tried?
Well, let's see...
There's one interesting sweet called Chocolate Snidgets. These are in the shape of walnut-sized, extremely rotund birds (almost spherical) which bear an uncanny resemblance to a Golden Snitch, in Quidditch. When you open the wrapper, the chocolate immediately takes flight and you have to catch it if you want to eat it - understandably, this sweet is quite popular with Seekers.
Another sweet that stands out are Bonbon-Bomben - they're similar to your Pop-Crackers. These sweets are little black or red squashed spheres (some students actually use them the play Draughts with) that taste like sour cherries, but also have a tendency to explode. Fortunately, saliva eliminates the explosiveness of the sweet, so they are, in fact, safe to eat. However, it is quite fun to not eat them at all, and instead just throw them at things or each other with enough force to make them blow up. I've also heard some students pack them in snowballs to make them explos...
You know what? I should really try that. That would be quite fun!
What's your favorite food?
Let's see... chocolate cake, venison (really good!), what else? Oh, I don't particularly like vegetables, except for carrots.
I also like bananas whenever I get a chance to eat them, which isn't all that often. They taste so... different from anything else I typically eat.
Have you brothers and sisters been begging to go to the wizarding market now? Are there any other ways to get there besides the Floo Network?
Of course they have! They almost drove me insane in the month after I got my school supplies. I'm quite certain that there are more ways to get into Gellert Grindelwald Platz, but I don't have the slightest idea how, because I don't even know where it is. Even if it is in Berlin like I assume it is, it's quite a large city and I don't know where to look.
Do they have zoos where you live? Have you ever been to one? Are there wizarding zoos, do you think? I really don't know.
My hometown is too small for a zoo, and I've never been to one. Now, I know there are reserves for different magical creatures, but I'm not sure if the wizarding world has zoos or not.
Have you ever met any famous witches or wizards? Do you think you ever will?
Our Quidditch instructor is Professor Adlersflügel (can't remember his first name), who used to play as a Chaser and Captain for the Dortmund Dragon-Lancers. He also flew for the Zaubererreich in the 1934 Quidditch World Cup, which was his last game, I think - that's where he got his wobbly jaw. Anyway, almost everyone (who isn't Muggle-born, that is) seems to know who he is, so I guess that qualifies as being famous.
Otherwise, I haven't met any other famous witches or wizards. I would like to meet Grindelwald, though - I've heard quite a lot about him.
So, it was nice to talk to you again, Nate. Now go back to your corner!
~ Dieter Heydrich
Hello Molly - thanks for the questions! I'm having quite a busy weekend, but hopefully I'll be able to work some more on Chapter Seven this week. As for when I will finish it, I cannot say...
Tim the Enchanter