In other news, I am still waiting to hear back from the surgeon. I hope it won't be much longer. Then again, maybe that's for the best. My parents are going to be busy late October/early November, so I definitely don't want to deal with the surgery/hospitalization without them around.
ALSO! /lol back to Pottermore
My wand is quite nifty. I thought I'd go ahead and share the details here.
Spruce: "Unskilled wandmakers call spruce a difficult wood, but in doing so they reveal their own ineptitude. It is quite true that it requires particular deftness to work with spruce, which produces wands that are ill-matched with cautious or nervous natures, and become positively dangerous in fumbling fingers. The spruce wand requires a firm hand, because it often appears to have its own ideas about what magic it ought to be called upon to produce. However, when a spruce wand meets its match - which, in my experience, is a bold spell-caster with a good sense of humour - it becomes a superb helper, intensely loyal to their owners and capable of producing particularly flamboyant and dramatic effects."
Unicorn Hair: "Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard.
Minor disadvantages of unicorn hair are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although the wand wood may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may ‘die’ and need replacing."
10 and 3/4 Inch: I can only assume 10 was chosen because it symbolizes completeness. Beyond that, I don't know how the lengths are chosen.
Slightly Springy: This has something to do with how receptive the user is to change, I believe.