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A Snippet, And More. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
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A Snippet, And More.

Because I don't want to listen to any more news headlines about Cabinet crises, riots in Brum, and all the rest of it.

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A SNIPPET:

Draco was flourishing The Quibbler dangerously near to the buttered eggs.  'You must see this, Harry, it's stunning.'

Harry gave him a bleary look over the rim of his cuppa.  'Wozzit?'

'The first ever Page Three Bird - Colin evidently wore Luna down into adopting your Muggle cultural innovations.'

It was far too early in the day for this, Harry reflected.  The idea that Luna (Mrs Neville) Longbottom, of all people, had consented to having Page Three Girls in her newspaper, was only less likely than that his lover would be so gleeful about it.  He snatched the copy of The Quibbler from Draco's hands, grumbling.

A box above the masthead was loudly proclaiming - literally: he cast a hurried Silencio on it - that The Quibbler was debuting its first ever Page Three Bird.  Ignoring Draco's smirk - 'stunning', he'd said: prat - Harry opened the paper.  And laughed.  And laughed.

Luna had come through for them again, and Colin's cleverness was on full display.  All over the Wizarding world that morning, Harry thought as he chortled, Muggle-born and Muggle-raised Wizards would be shaking their heads. 

A heroine of the War!  The first love of the Boy Who, Well, YOU Know!  And still as stunning as ever!

She preened from her photo, basking in the attention.

Our first ever Page Three Bird, setting the standard for those who will follow!

She struck a pose, in the photo, and Harry and Draco laughed fondly. 

Luna and Colin had chosen well.  If anyone deserved to be the first ever Page Three Bird in the Wizarding world, it was Hedwig.  Her photo hooted at them as Hedwig herself, in the flesh, settled on Harry's shoulder.

'That's my girl,' Harry said, as she nibbled his ear.

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Also: In addition to The Bowyers and Herbologist's Question Time, what else do you all want to see (or, rather, hear) on the post-War WWN?

Here is some WWN comedy:

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 'Your surname, please.'

'Ah.  It's ... I'll spell it out.  B-O-U-G-G-W-A-R-I-N-G.'

'Lovely, but I shan't be spelling it when I want you, how is it called?'

'Er.  You know how "Mainwaring" is called as "Mannering"?'

'Yes.  What - OH.  Oh.  Right, then.  I'll call you by your Christian name, then.  What is that?'

(Pause.)  'Ah.  Roger.'

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Finally, both for the staff of Harry's schooldays, and for the future victors after the War, who plays what early or baroque instrument in the Hogwarts Consort?

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wren_chan From: wren_chan Date: October 23rd, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
*dies of the laughter, several times* Things that make me happy, 十一 (eleven): You. ^^
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 25th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks, Love.

I get by with a little help from my fiends. Er, friends.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 25th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Owl, La, La, As the Frogs Say.

That's our Hedwig, all right.

Thank you.
alexia75 From: alexia75 Date: October 23rd, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laughs muchly*

Very you! Like it. :D
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 25th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank You.

You lot are why I write, you know.
alexia75 From: alexia75 Date: October 25th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank You.

Then we are very honoured!

And there should be many more of us. Shall have to recruit. :D
ionaonie From: ionaonie Date: October 24th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Loved it. Have to say, that would be the kind of page 3 model I'd prefer to see. Much more personality (please refrain from all personalilty type jokes, lol). Go Hedwig.

The name thing had me squealing in amusement too.
nineveh_uk From: nineveh_uk Date: October 24th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was a student at the University of York, one of the two student papers did indeed have a page 3 bird – Millie the Mallard. For all I know, she still struts her stuff.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 25th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Lovely.

Thanks - ducks.

(I know, I know, but cd YOU pass that opportunity?)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 25th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Cholmondeley-Featherstonehaughs Thank You.

Go, Hedwig, indeed.

Thanks.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: October 25th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)
"Finally, both for the staff of Harry's schooldays, and for the future victors after the War, who plays what early or baroque instrument in the Hogwarts Consort?"

Jouez, hautbois, resonnez musette... I like that song, so can those instruments be in it? Ron sounds like the musette type.

And can there be a viola da Gamba? I knew somebody who used that as a drag name several decades ago, and it still makes me giggle.

I really have no idea...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 25th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oboes and Tramps?

Good ideas. Thanks.
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