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Egg's Diary

Dear Diary,   I joined VH in 2003. I was young. I was stupid. I had a lot of growing up to do. I made mistakes. I corrected them. I fell in love with the people, and I made friends that I continue to love to this day. Lifetime kinds of friends. I wish that on every VHer.   Some of those friends were involved in various dramas throughout the years, but I somehow managed to never get involved, never hear about it, or hear about it years after the fact (in which the Surprised Pikachu meme would have been utilized extensively). I never had drama of my own and the idea of VH drama in and of itself was a totally foreign concept to me. My motto, in fact, used to be, “Drama free since 2003.”   I never had trouble with moderators. I never saw them as an enemy, even after that time I was reported for being too descriptive in a thread and asked to edit. I never decided that if I wasn’t picked for a role I applied for that they were out to get me for being this or that or whatever. I’ve been on the other side for longer than I haven’t, and while my experience is not everyone else’s, it matters too.   Before my application in 2016, I never had an inclination to become a moderator on the site. I didn’t want the responsibility or the power or anything that came along with becoming one of The Mods, because while I had never had a hard time with them myself, I knew they had somehow gotten this bad reputation. But one day I saw an opportunity to help cultivate a brilliant user experience on VH and I took it because VH is my home and I want to see it continue to succeed and be an awesome place. I don’t regret it at all, but it does come with a lot of drawbacks.   Since becoming a moderator, I’ve seen more drama than in my entire 16 years of being part of this community. I’ve been involved in some for telling people “no,” for making mistakes, etc. I’ve seen loads of things go down and I’ve been a part of helping and healing and everything in between.   Becoming a moderator now is like putting a sign on your back that says, “Kick me.” You live and breathe this site and there are always those who don’t, and won’t ever, see your worth or your good intentions. That’s okay. That’s on them. But, you know, I’ve spent a long time being pretty quiet. 16 years’ worth. And I figure since everyone else has had their say, I will too.   I have spent the past week (or two, now, I don’t even know), checking on everyone I know to make sure they’re okay throughout all of this while not really thinking about my own feelings. I’ve watched friends of mine insert themselves into this current drama and I’ve checked on them too, I’ve watched people I respected and talked to rather frequently take shots at me and my friends and I’ve still made an effort to boost morale and be there for everyone who needs it. I’ve been comforting and talking to the other mods (who are actual people, you know) who have become my friends too, while we talk about how to do better for all of you.  Regardless of your feelings, I think it says a lot that none of us have run from this. I respect and love these people, wholeheartedly.   The anonymity of a throwaway Reddit account maybe grants you a disguise against other VHers, but the funny thing is, when you’re part of a writing community, it becomes really easy to spot who is who even under a different name – and you know this if you’ve ever really wanted to figure out someone’s alter. So while it’s great you have a place to air your grievances and express yourself and I would never hold your opinions against you despite how personal you have become against me and other VHers (and despite how much you believe I will), it’s actually laughable that some of you are afraid of “retaliation” because if any of us really were playing a game of revenge, you would know it by now.   I will put it to you bluntly: There are a lot of loud people right now who are ruining VH for everyone else. I’m sincerely sorry to those of you who have been blindsided by all of this. We know who you are, and we appreciate and love you.   I’ve gotten messages from people who haven’t been on the site for years fishing for details by casually dropping VH into conversation. We have people returning to VH now specifically for the drama and with the intent to cause more. We watch them silently from the sidelines while they slither into various chats, knowing they’re going to leave once the VH tea gets cold.   If you are so incensed by this site and how it works, you are free to go. No one is keeping you here, and we won’t be begging you to stay.   Fun fact: It sometimes takes about 3 or 4 of us to draft one single PM to a person because we don’t ever want to hurt or offend anyone or cause upset and we want to be fair. Sometimes we still do hurt them, and we hear about their rant on how The Mods hate them. Sometimes it feels like we can never win, and most of the time I think that’s true.   We care about our community more than you will ever know. The current team of moderators are people you interact with each and every day. We are online each and every day with you, beside you, and for you. Today when we were online, united and being there for Weasley, it should have been a wonderful and humbling experience, but I’m going to keep it 100: it was more like standing in the center of a wasps’ nest and wondering who would be first to sting. People who had caused so much hurt this week, who we’d seen spitting venom in various servers and places, who we know hold these vendettas against us for things we haven’t done, smiled to our faces, chatted like they’d done nothing wrong, sent hearts and sad faces in the wake of Weasley’s departure. It kind of made me sick.   If you take this personally, it’s probably because you’re a part of the problem. The good souls know who they are. I care about each of you, but I don’t have to set myself on fire to keep you warm.   A lot of people wonder why we remain anonymous. To that I say: would you unmask yourself among a mob of people wielding pitchforks and torches?   I just want to do good work. I want to help VH be the community that it can be. I want to, shocking I know, WRITE. I want our members, new and old, to shine and I want the ones who hate us SO MUCH to find another hobby and another site because I’m not allowed to have feelings either way and I'm still going to be working my EGGBUTT off for you. And that’s the tea.   The other mods don’t know that I’m writing this and will probably be pretty disappointed that I’ve cracked. Sorry, I’m just a Bad Egg.   TL;DR     

Egg

Egg

 

Tutshill Tornadoes Sign Castelobruxo Graduate Luiz Antunes!

Witches, are you ready for this?   The Tutshill Tornados have FINALLY announced their newest signing: Castelobruxo graduate Luiz Antunes!   Luiz is eighteen, a gemini and his favourite city in the world is Paris.    A chaser with a charming smile and gorgeous hair, we can see Luiz scoring hearts as well as goals whilst he's in the UK. As we've reported before, Luiz has dated many different girls whilst at Castelobruxo but none have ever seemed to gain the enviable title of girlfriend. Perhaps a British or Irish girl is what he's been searching for?   Luiz will arrive in England next month to begin training with the Tornados. Rumour has it he will be living in London and using the floo network to get to the team's training grounds in Gloucestershire. Here at the Daily Prophet, we think there may be a new influx of quidditch fans this season in the Forest of Dean...   But, really, how could you resist those freckles?!

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

"Everybody knows that The Mods..."

EVERYBODY KNOWS AND NO ONE CARES I think people sometimes make the mistake of assuming that everything they hear about is fairly common knowledge.    For example, everybody knows that... Professor Littlefinger tortures students  It's okay to roleplay ________ even though its against the rules, because Euron Greyjoy does it all the time Daenerys Targaryen is a mod favorite and therefore immune to punishment even though she keeps setting people on fire Joffrey Baratheon is a creepy harasser Weasley watches Game of Thrones   Unfortunately, this can lead to the idea that if everybody knows and nothing is said or done about it, then nobody cares and there's no point saying anything about it. That is not true! Please talk to us.   (Also, the "common knowledge" may be utter codswallop.)     PLEASE REPORT THINGS If you see something that you think is against the rules or is upsetting people, please report it to us. Please be sure to include a short description of the problem. (It is not always clear.)   Please don't assume that we already know and we approve just because we haven't publicly excoriated the members involved. Much more likely: We don't know about it. We really don't. We haven't seen it. Please assume we don't know and click the Report button or PM one of us.   There are 11 moderators and hundreds of character accounts, with people churning out content hourly. We don't see everything. We can't. We are not paid full-time employees. (We are neither paid, nor full-time, nor employees). The moderators primary jobs are not centered on reviewing content. There is a lot of work to accomplish to keep VH running. We do rely on you to let us know when something is up.   "But probably someone else already reported it." Doesn't matter. They might not have. And if they did? Multiple reports are not a problem at all.   "It's probably not that big of a deal, I don't want to bother people or get anyone in trouble" If it's not a big deal, the moderators will definitely not make a big deal out of it. We often receive reports on content which we determine is not against the rules. No one gets in trouble. Not you and not the person you reported. They are not going to learn that you reported them (not from us anyway). We still appreciate people contacting us about it.   Keep in mind that even if something may not be a problem on its own now, small incidents that become a larger pattern of behavior can be something we'll need to address in the future.     WHEN YOU REPORT CONTENT The moderators will look at your report and the content in question and discuss it amongst ourselves. If we feel the rules are being broken, we will contact the person who posted the content and let them know what the problem is.   Generally for rule-breaking IC content, they'll be asked to edit and they'll receive a warning. If the warning is ignored and the infractions continue, then we'll take more serious steps which could include taking house points, loss of jobs or titles, suspension, etc.    Consequences are naturally subjective to the severity of the infraction and a few severe content issues result in immediate banishment (as noted in our rules). But for most content issues, we prefer to always give people a chance to correct the issue before more serious steps are taken.   Please don't assume that nothing is happening because you don't know about it. We prefer to handle these issues privately between us and the members involved. Most often these are misunderstandings of the rules and we don't wish to set the members up for humiliation.   Also, we do know we can be too slow sometimes to address reports and that's something we'll work on.  Sometimes we're swamped and sometimes we just don't know what to do about it yet. Please don't hesitate to follow up with us and give us a nudge.    Note: The above is referring mainly to IC roleplay issues. OOC infractions differ greatly in severity and nature and our response will vary accordingly.     "THE MODS" People sometimes make sweeping statements about "The Mods" and our biases, failings, and agenda. We also see comparisons between something we did 5 years ago and something we did last week presented as proof of... you name it.   The fact is the mod team is ever-changing. Over the last 13 years, we've had at least 28 moderators. Only Snape and I have been around since the beginning. Certainly we have some core values we expect everyone to uphold, but every new mod brings their own perspective and priorities with them. Few issues we have to address are so cut and dry that the decision made by 2009's mod team would be the same as the 2019's mod team's decision.      CODSWALLOP One of our newer mods had a question for the existing mods when she was hired. "What was the most surprising thing you learned when you became a mod?" Someone answered "How much people have lied to me."    As you probably know, most of the moderating team have active student or staff characters. We are your friends and acquaintances. As such, we are present in many chats and conversations (though not as many as you might think!). It is hard to express just how many outright untruths we hear about ourselves, other mods, and other members on a regular basis.  We watch people lie about things we supposedly said to them. We watch people pretend to know things they couldn't possibly know about how we do things or about plots. Sometimes they're not even intentionally lying. They've clearly made an assumption and spread it as truth.    It is a very weird position to be in. But what can we do but shake our heads and try to laugh it off? People are strange. We love a lot of them anyway.   My point is this: Please view any sweeping statements about what "The Mods" think or want or do with a healthy skepticism and consider not spreading them. Unless the person is currently a moderator, it is speculation at best, colored by that person's own experiences, biases and desires.   PLEASE DO NOT let any such "common knowledge" dissuade you from contacting us or reporting something. We need to know about that professor who sent you a rude PM whether or not "everybody knows that prof is a mod favorite".      MODS AREN'T IMMUNE Of course we're not perfect. We screw up. Take too long to answer people. Misread things. Make bad calls.  But we're always trying and we do our best to make up for mistakes.   But please know that Moderators are not immune either. You can report us as well, preferably in a direct PM to me. (Unless you want to complain about me. You can send that to Snape). I hold them accountable even more so than students for breaking the rules they're meant to uphold. I reluctantly admit there's a reason getting a PM from me scares even the mods sometimes.   (But truly, I'm usually very nice? Please don't be scared to PM me).

Weasley

Weasley

 

Magic VANISHED!

The Ministry of Magic's Department of Magical Law Enforcement confirmed reports today that the village of Bradwriaeth, Wales, suffered a similar attack to that Gwaed, where dozens seemingly lost their ability to perform even the most basic magic.    However, while villagers in Gwaed regained their abilities within the span of three days, it has been a week and a half since villagers in Bradwriaeth were attacked, and their magic shows no signs of returning.    A source with the Ministry spoke anonymously with us about the attack. "Officials have been monitoring the attack since it happened, but haven't wanted to speak to the media because of the unusual conditions that occurred here in Bradwriaeth. Villagers reported seeing individuals with vampire features who carried wands, and nobody wants to insight a panic over the potential loss of powers."   While we were not able to get a spokesperson from the Office of the Minister on the record, we were able to confirm the villagers' sightings with reports of stolen wands in nearby villages. 

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Desdemona Warrick Found Dead

Just weeks after several inmates were discovered missing from Azkaban following a break in, Desdemona Warrick, the 32-year-old witch who had been imprisoned for murder ten years ago and recently on the run has been found dead in Cork county, Ireland. The injuries sustained by Warrick were those of werewolf origin and indicate a struggle, however the motive is unclear as of now. Authorities are investigating clues found on the scene which may in fact be linked to Dominique Melfire and Picus Grothill who are on the top list of suspects involved in this crime as they were both thought to be spotted with Warrick several days before her death. Law enforcement from all departments of the Ministry are currently on watch in Cork and surrounding counties. If you have information that leads to the location and capture of these fugitives, the reward set by the Ministry has been increased to twenty-four thousand galleons. They ask that the public remain cautious when out.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Enter to Win a Chance to Meet Trudy Veritas!

TV: To commemorate the launch of my new, independent radio network, I'm raffling off some exciting prizes! Enter to win a chance to meet me, Trudy Veritas! The lucky winner will have the opportunity to discuss everything relating to truth, politics, and drama. I will spill all the secrets about my unjust imprisonment at the hands of the ministry. Others will receive signed copies of my new book, Telling the Truth. Enter today!   ---   You have until July 2 at 11:59 PM CST to enter the raffle with a post of 50 words or more. More details about claiming your prize will be given when the winners are chosen. 

Wizarding Wireless

Wizarding Wireless

 

Break In at Azkaban, Inmates Missing!

In the early evening hours of August 30th, 2042 Aurors stationed at Azkaban responded to an alert on the North side of the facility. As guards arrived on the scene, it was discovered that a small fraction of the prison's protective wards had been disrupted from the outside. Aurors investigated the surrounding areas and found no other trace of evidence supporting an intrusion, however it was discovered during the nightly inspection that four inmates were unaccounted for.   Inmates missing include Dominique Melfire and Picus Grothill, notorious devotees of the late Fenrir Greyback, known in the werewolf community in the years of the Second Wizarding War for his views on increasing the werewolf population.   Other escaped inmates seemingly unrelated to this group include Eadric Carter, former Death Eater captured during the attack on Hogwarts in 2037, and Desdemona Warrick, a witch who was found guilty in 2032 for murdering her unfaithful spouse with a well-placed Stunning Spell.   "It was an outside job for sure, and a big one. A clever one. This is the first breakout in decades," explained Roland Fairchild, one of the Aurors in rotation that night. "The initial breach was just a distraction. We are still searching for the extraction point."   Werewolf behavior expert, Lana Stanley, expressed her concern on the nature of this escape. "We've seen so much bad press for the werewolf community lately, it's natural that many are feeling attacked, and most want justice and respect." She continued on to say, "I strongly believe that given the interests of the escaped inmates, there is at least one group of active werewolves who are looking to expand their ranks."     Aurors are currently searching for these prisoners on an international scale and will be offering a reward of up to twelve thousand galleons for anyone who offers information leading to the capture of these criminals. They are advising the public to be on the look out and take caution, as these inmates are assumed incredibly dangerous and unpredictable.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Thaddeus Roseclaw Recognized for Achievement in Addressing Dragon Pox

On August 30, Thaddeus Roseclaw, the head of SNARLL at the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve, received the Philosopher's Award from the Society of Merlin for his research expanding on the dragon pox cure, first created by Gunhilda of Gorsemoor in 1437. Other notable wizards who have worked on the cure include Albus Dumbledore.    The Philosopher's Award is given to the individual that the Society of Merlin feels has contributed the most to the fields of herbology, healing, or magizoology within the past year. Although the award was not presented last year, the Society made the decision to honor Roseclaw for his work in continuing to perfect this cure so that no one will ever have to suffer from this disease again.    When asked about Roseclaw's connections to the Taith Coch Werewolf Reserve and his past controversial book about wolfsbane, a Society of Merlin member who declined to give their name for this article, brushed off concerns.    "While we understand the concerns, we want to assure your readers that Mr. Roseclaw is committed to exploring all ideas possible, even if they may be controversial. As to the matter on the Reserve, it was our understanding from the report produced by the Ministry that Mr. Roseclaw had no involvement. You shouldn't spread rumors to your readers," they said.  

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Daily Prophet

 

40th Anniversary Announcement!

The Hogwarts Board of Governors released a statement earlier today outlining some of the expected activities for the 40th anniversary of Hogwarts's rebuilding after the Battle of Hogwarts during the Second Wizarding War.   "We are looking forward to welcoming alumni back to Hogwarts on the occasion of this special anniversary. We are currently in the process of sending out invitations to alumni who would like to participate in the Career Week that we are planning for the beginning of the school year. Additionally, we are working on lining up performers for a special gala that will take place right before students leave for the holiday. We will be sharing more details as they arise."

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Muggleborn Society Bans Werewolves

AP: Good afternoon wolves! This is the Daily Bark, and I'm your host, Ambrose Pemberton! Some upsetting news today--M.U.D., a muggleborn society focused on promoting the rights of muggleborn witches and wizards, has chosen to ban any muggleborns who may also be werewolves from joining the group. There is speculation that this move was taken specifically to discourage the families of @Julian Pritchard and @Prince A. Charming from joining. Obviously this is a terrible development--being a werewolf doesn't make you any less of a muggleborn wizard. These students--indeed, all of the students who are currently at Hogwarts, deserve our support, listeners, especially in this trying time. 

Wizarding Wireless

Wizarding Wireless

 

Midnight Prince Rumored to Be Exploring Contract for Hogwarts’s 40th Anniversary

LL: This is Lana Lumos with your five-minute pop culture news! As you know listener, next year will be the fortieth anniversary of Hogwarts’s rebuilding. News about the planned celebrations haven’t been made public yet, but the Midnight Prince is rumored to be exploring a contract to perform at the anniversary. We’re going to be following that story for you--you’re not going to want to miss what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the year!

Wizarding Wireless

Wizarding Wireless

 

Montrose Magpies Win Quidditch League in Surprising Upset!

In an incredible upset, Montrose Magpies storm to the top of the league in the final match of the season after delivering a humiliating defeat to newcomers the Otley Outsiders.    The Otley Outsiders, newly promoted to the league after their spectacular showing in the amateur leagues, have been battling hard against tough teams and tougher criticism all year. Stars have been made out of their level-headed werewolf Chaser and Captain, Lyall Channing and half-Veela Seeker Poppy Atwood, whose impressive showings throughout their matches have led to reports that they are in talks with their national teams.    Unfortunately, the Otley Outsiders' final match of the season was scheduled for a full moon, something the Department of Magical Games and Sports claims was decided far in advance and could not be rescheduled, meaning their steadfast Captain was unable to play. To add insult to injury, new regulations on the size and thickness of brooms came into play for the final match of the season meaning the Otley Outsiders' part-giant Keeper was forced to play on a broom half the size of what he was used to. He broke a grand total of four brooms during the match.   "The whole thing was a joke!" the Outsiders' press secretary, 1/4 Veela Lucretia Lightwood declared after the match, "In a fair match, we would have won!"   "It was a fair match," a spokesperson from the Department of Magical Games and Sports told our reporters. "Channing being unable to play because it's a full moon is no different than someone being injured and unable to play. These things happen."   "Maybe the brooms were just badly made," a representative from the Nimbus Racing Broom company said, despite no one asking them, pushing forwards to speak to our reporters. "That's what you get for playing on a Firebolt Supreme, which has clearly seen its day. Were he playing on ourlatest model..."   Regardless of the drama and controversy, the Otley Outsider's took defeat well, congratulating the Magpies on their 37th British and Irish Quidditch League Cup win. 

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

President of WizFirst Bank Found Dead, Goblin Accused

IK: We have breaking news this evening. Reginald Kneen, the President of WizFirst Bank, has been found dead. A contact in the Auror Office has informed WWN that death threats against Kneen, who reportedly had anti-goblin views, were previously investigated and determined to not be credible.   Godric Grimble, a goblin who works in Gringotts’s Office of Asset Developments, has been arrested by aurors in connection with Kneen’s death. Grimble and his attorney have not yet released a full statement, but they insist that he’s innocent.  

Wizarding Wireless

Wizarding Wireless

 

Minister’s Office Confirms That She Will Kick Off 40th Anniversary Year

CG: Good morning, this is Chad Goldleaf with the news. The Office of the Minister announced this morning that Minister Granger-Weasley will be appearing at Hogwarts in the fall to kick off the celebrations for the anniversary of Hogwarts’s rebuilding.   The Office of the Minister has not yet released the contents of the Minister’s speech, but there is speculation that it will address safety concerns and give students a chance to ask questions. We will make sure to keep you updated as we learn more.  

Wizarding Wireless

Wizarding Wireless

 

Protests Erupt in France Over Millefeuille Case

IK: This is Isla Kelly with your evening news. Protests have erupted in Paris since the arrest of Elisa Papillon, a veela who was a person of interest in the fires that engulfed Beauxbatons’s grounds two years ago, for the murder of Marguerite Millefeuille, the Headmistress of the school.   Veela advocacy groups in France are decrying the decision to arrest Corteaux, claiming that she has an airtight alibi. However, officials from France’s ministry have issued a statement that includes substantial evidence for the charge.   We will continue to monitor this case as it continues to develop.  

Wizarding Wireless

Wizarding Wireless

 

Quidditch League Update

League table Match information Otley Outsiders      1800 Falmouth Falcons        1720 Holyhead Harpies        1710 Montrose Magpies        1590 Appleby Arrows         1550 Kenmare Kestrels        1320
Ballycastle Bats        1110 Puddlemere United       890 Wimbourne Wasps         850 Caerphilly Catapults       750 Pride of Portree                700 Tutshill Tornados        670 Wigtown Wanderers         470 Chudley Cannons         100 Forthcoming matches:   Friday - Pride of Portree v Montrose Magpies Ilkley Moor, eleven o'clock Fans are reminded that Aurors will be on hand to monitor  monetary transactions as part of their crackdown on leprechaun gold. All transactions must have proof of purchase.   Sunday - Ballycastle Bats v Puddlemere United Broadmoor, ten o'clock Bats fans are kindly reminded that live bats - especially the blood-sucking kind - are not suitable mascots to bring along to matches.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Jacobins Encourage Boycott of Lorcan D’Eath’s Concerts

Since Lorcan d’Eath, part-vampire and singer with a career that spans decades, made a statement in support of the werewolves of Taith Coch who were responsible for the attack on Hogwarts, noted conservative activists Michael and Insley Jacobin have sought to start a boycott of his concerts.   “Gwyn Hughes was nothing short of a monster who chose to attack children for the purpose of turning them into werewolves,” the joint statement from the Jacobins’ read. “We encourage everyone to boycott Mr. D’Eath’s concerts in light of the troubling statements that he’s made regarding Gwyn Hughes.”   When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Lorcan d’Eath said that he was not interested in the opinions of individuals whom he believed have ill intentions, and aren’t even fans of his music to begin with.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Falmouth Falcons's Captain Punches Quidditch Official!

The Falmouth Falcons are in trouble again after gameplay was halted for two hours during their match against the Wimbourne Wasps last Friday after their captain, ex-Slytherin Charles Cavill, punched the game's head official in the face, breaking his nose.   "Well, he wasn't being much use on the pitch anyway," Cavill told reporters outside the stadium. "Swindells blagged my Seeker right in front of him and he didn't even notice. Swindells should have gotten a yellow card for that at least," spoken with the confidence of a captain whose team has wracked up an impressive 58 yellow cards and 12 reds for fouls over the season so far.   Anthony Bigglesworth, the official, has had a long and tense relationship with the Falmouth Falcons. An ex-Gryffindor Hogwarts player himself, Bigglesworth never made it into the professional leagues and moved instead to refereeing games a few years after graduating. His calm, steady and 'err on the side of caution' style of refereeing which sees him give most players the benefit of the doubt is highly-praised by the National Quidditch Association, who are attempting to improve the reputation of our beloved sport.    Unfortunately, this puts him in direct contention with the Falmouth Falcons, who play hard and stay true to their motto 'let us win, but if we cannot win, let us break a few heads'.   In the case of this match, the Falcons managed both: 1.58 minutes after gameplay resumed after Cavill broke the official's nose, they caught the snitch and won the match 210-90.

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

BREAKING: Hogwarts Vandal Caught!

CG: This is Chad Goldleaf, reporting this morning that the individual responsible for a series of disturbing vandalism incidents that Hogwarts has been apprehended by the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.   The individual responsible, Caster Williams, an office clerk for the Werewolf Capture Unit, reportedly used a high-level spell that attached itself to Hogwarts’s wards, allowing him to perpetrate his crimes from a distance. Williams, who is half-giant, lost several family members in the Liverpool werewolf attack.   A spokesperson from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement also told us that they are looking into a possible connection between Williams and the false alarm that was triggered three days ago at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.   We will keep you updated as this story continues to unfold.

Wizarding Wireless

Wizarding Wireless

 

London Woman Rescued by Unregistered Animagus

Early in the evening on April 8th, London native Josephine Ricketts found herself being accosted by a young woman brandishing a wand.   “She told me to hand over all my galleons or she would leave me stupefied in the street,” said Ricketts, age 127, who had her hands full of groceries at the time. “I nearly dropped my eggs! My tomatoes rolled right out of my bag.”   Lucky for Josephine, a large cat suddenly leapt to her rescue, clawing the thief in the face and on the shoulders and growling wildly.   “He was huge and orange, with a big smushy face and a stubby tail,” she described to the Prophet. “I forgot to tell the wizard cops he was a cat at first. That description really baffled them.”   It was after the perpetrator had fled the scene that the cat then transformed into human to help her pick up her spilled produce. In their investigation, wizarding law enforcement searched their database and no such Animagus existed in their registry.   Josephine hastily responded to this information when reporters reached out. “I don’t want them to arrest him! He’s a hero!”

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

 

Flourish & Blotts Refuses to Carry Picardy Book

Eva Picardy, granddaughter of Emerett Picardy, announced today that she would be producing an updated version of his famous book Lupine Lawlessness. “It’s clear that we need my grandfather’s work now, more than ever,” she said in a statement.   Emerett Picardy’s work is known for its erroneous conclusion that werewolves lose their sense of morality while in human form.   Research into lycanthropy has long been full of incorrect conclusions, but Picardy’s stands out for its stunning lack of data and unsupported claims.   When asked if Flourish & Blotts would carry the book, Assistant Manager Francesca Blotts, said to The Daily Prophet:   “Sorry, but we only carry real books.”  

Daily Prophet

Daily Prophet

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      TV: And the luck winner is @Aster Darling! I can't wait to meet you! I will also be sending out free, signed copies of my book to 20 other lucky winners, who will receive it in the mail this week!   Thank you all for entering! Aster, please expect a PM with more details on claiming your prize. Everyone else who has posted would receive a signed copy of Trudy's book. If opened at Hogwarts, the book will record data on wherever they're taken. Observant readers may find this data buried in the appendix. 
    • Kay Wickham
      The more Kay had read about Trudy and listened to her show, the more certain she'd become that the only way to change her mind would be to meet face-to-face. It was easy for someone to list names off a piece of paper, but maybe she'd reconsider some of the things she'd said if she could look one of them in the eyes and talk it out.   She didn't know if she thought Miss Veritas's imprisonment was 'unjust' or not, but she'd sure let her rant about it. Then maybe they could have a heart-to-heart about some of what it was like to be a werewolf, too. 'Truth, politics, and drama', right?   Even if Trudy didn't want to bond, Robin had brought up a good point in P.A.W.--maybe they could start their own radio show here at school. This could be the best chance she'd get at finding out how to put something like that together. Maybe Trudy didn't even have to know she was a werewolf! She could go by a pseudonym, like a superhero secret identity. Like... Rusty Reddington. Then, once they'd become friends, she could whip out her Registry Card and say, “Surprise! Your new BFF is a werewolf! See how it doesn't change anything? What a wild and eye-opening twist!”   --Or, if none of that worked, maybe she'd finally get the prize Miss Veritas owed her at least.
    • Edward Borage
      Edward wasn’t sure, but he had heard his older sister bang on about this Trudy lady and he figured that she must have been a fan. He never made the connection that it was because this witch had leaked the names of innocent children. Plus a book was good, his sister liked reading and, if he won, she could have that for her birthday.   (WC: 64)
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