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Part 5, Murder at the QWC. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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Part 5, Murder at the QWC.
The repercussions begin to emerge.

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eagles_rock From: eagles_rock Date: April 11th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bwahahah!

'Poison-detecting' devices become all the rage; Snape rants and demonstrates their worthlessness by setting one off with a cup of tea on the radio; the Daily Portkey congratulates the myth-busting, the Curator calls it the New Ventriloquism.

I do like this plot.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 11th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks.

I KNEW that this one would get you. You partly inspired the FT part, after all.
eagles_rock From: eagles_rock Date: April 11th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love this stuff. Contrasts and the possibilities. Markets, irrational behavour and radio broadcasts.

So, if it's poison, do Pharma shares fall, because it's been detected? And rise if there's a spate of unexplained deaths in the following months? :-)

(I didn't want to wibble about Terry Boot in case your readers had forgotten his gambling operation, but consider him wibbled about.)

Performance-enhancing potions; yes, of course, and wizards have likely been brewing this stuff for centuries. Teams maybe have full-time brewers and researchers, for medicinal and dietary purposes, of course. And players' grannies sending them a 'tonic'. Random Veritaserum?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 11th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

I love it.

You brilliant and soignee young lady.

More to come....
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: April 11th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

oooh, story!

"Wizarding" in general and Quidditch in particular being considered a British affectation over here, the suspicious death wasn't considered news, even by Jamaicans. But up in the Bronx, in the basement of St. Brendan's rectory, eyes widened as they caught sight of the notice in the (lowercase) wizarding pages (buried between the financial pages and the classifieds) of The Irish Times...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 11th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

You are SO clever.

The Statute of Secrecy has no effect on you at all, does it.

Clever and lovely, you are.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: April 12th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You are SO clever.

Why, thank you! But I don't make this stuff up, you know. Who's to say those "IRA terrorists" the FBI was always looking for weren't actually wizards?

And no, that secrecy business being all effete old-world nonsense, it has no effect on us here whatsoever. I went to my local botanica last week to get some peppermint oil, and the proprietress was taken aback when I told her I just wanted it to repel mice...
themolesmother From: themolesmother Date: April 12th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes! This is just spot on, as are the others. You've got the tone of each newspaper exactly right.

OK, how about a take from the wizarding equivalent of Marxism Today - pleeeasee ....

MM
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 12th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Funny you should say that...

... Oh star of the morning.

Oh - and, Welcome back.
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