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    Wooster has a reputation for pinching things--necklaces, amber statuettes, umbrellas--a reputation that becomes dashedly awkward when Lord Attenbury's emeralds go missing.

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    23 Dec 2017

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    "Bertie, you blot on the family escutcheon!" the aforementioned aunt, my good and deserving Aunt Dahlia, cried. "What are you doing here?"

    "I like that," I responded with no little heat. "Here I drove from the distant metrop. in answer to an ancient relative's urgent telegram, only to have her look at me like some battered corpse the cat dragged in."

    "I sent no blasted telegram!"

    I tut-tutted. "You most certainly did."

    "I did not."

    "You did."

    This would be 100% headcanon except that it makes all of Wooster ouch.
  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    In which cider is pressed, advances in magical theory are made, and cats are opinionated.

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    23 Dec 2017

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    When a magician and a witch, each in possession of real estate and an established household - and firm ideas about the proper running thereof - decide to cohabitate, the logistical complications are not to be taken lightly.

    "My tower could be moved, I suppose," Telemain said doubtfully. "The power required would be tremendous, and the modulations to the transport spell to ensure that it arrived with all the integral enchantments intact would be, hm - "

    Magical logistics + adults in love. Excellent.
  3. Public Bookmark 48

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    Padma feels crowded with the words that are already scrawled on every inch of her, the power that she alone possesses, and she wonders if this new graffiti of education is overwriting that which already exists.

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    15 Dec 2017

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    Of the twelve pairs of ribs that comprise the thoracic cage, ten are attached to the sternum and two are floating, which makes Padma imagine pressing her wand to the bruised skin of someone's back and whispering Wingardium Leviosa until their bones slot into place.

    Gorgeous and eerie and delicate.
  4. Rec 57

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    In 1990, prominent Muggleborn research wizard Cromwell Albertson embarked on an ambitious project to interview six Muggle-born students – before and after their life-changing discovery of their wizarding talent. He continued these interviews over the next nine years, a period of time which spanned both the Chamber of Secrets attacks in 1992 and Voldemort’s second rise and subsequent persecution of Muggleborns in 1997. The Pensieve Projection that resulted won a Superbius award for artistic excellence in 2002 and has been required viewing in the Hogwarts Muggle Studies course since 2008.

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    15 Dec 2017

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    Hermione Granger, 11, Gryffindor: “There’s just so much to learn. Nobody else sees it like that, they think you can just wave a wand and things happen and it’s about that, but that’s only what they’re teaching us now, in our first years. Just look at the library and you know how much more there is. I wish I was back there now. I mean, I’m happy to be home with my parents for Christmas, I know they missed me, but there’s so much more I could be doing there than here . . .

    Homesick? I was, a bit. I had friends here and – I suppose it was harder making friends there. It got much better, though. It’s been good to see Bob and Susie and Joe over the holidays, but it’s hard, too, there’s so much I want to tell them about everything and I have to close my mouth just about every time I open it, I feel sometimes like I’m going to explode!”

    This is worldbuilding and unreliable narrator and document fic at its best. This is an unflinching look at the wizarding world and how the good guys there are pretty awful too.
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    This story was written when WtNV was still accepting submission scripts. It missed the cutoff.

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    11 Jul 2017

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    Here's a public service announcement: Monsoon season will be here soon, citizens, and you know what that means. Time to renew your umbrella permits! This year, the Department of Umbrellas and Slickers will require a photo ID, answers to a brief and harmless questionnaire, and the sacrifice of a small goat.

    <3 Back before Night Vale went off the rails.