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Dec. 20th, 2011

Focus on what's important

Twelfth spell → [Accidental Video]

[The view is a bit shaky for a moment, as it seems that the PCD has fallen out of a bag as Hermione tries to keep said bag out of the reach of a certain two-tailed kitten. There's a flash of fur as the kitten backs away from the canvas bag, dragging a rectangular package out of it and chewing through the tinted red wrapping as her owner speaks quite huffily. The voice sounds from not too far away as Hermione picks up several other small packages, checking to make sure the wrapping is intact on each gift before she places each back in the bag.]

-nestly, of all the times for you to develop a hyperactive streak! Ron said you were a horror, but you've been so sweet this whole time and didn't even get in my way while I wrapped. But no, you had to bide your time and wait until I was just about finished before you started making a nuisance of yours- Hestia! Get off that gift!

[Hermione's hand comes into view as she hurriedly waves the cat away, grabbing for the half-unwrapped gift and revealing something that looks like rough, black leather before she pulls it out of sight.]

Oh! That was for Pr- Hestia! [Yes, Adstring, that's now a cat tongue lapping at the screen. At least until Hermione scoops the cat up, picking the PCD up as she goes along.]

See if you get anything for Christmas this year, you menace!

Nov. 9th, 2011

W/ Ron- Are you daft?

Eleventh spell → Accidental Audio

[The audio feature on a certain PCD comes on with something of a clatter, as though it had been dropped on the floor and thus turned on. The good people of Adstringendum are greeted with what sounds like the tail end of a reconciliatory conversation.]

- so glad that this all worked out, you have no idea.


[The response earns a low, muffled chuckle.] Reckon I've a good id--

[The voice cuts off in a breath of sharp sound. As the viewer can't see anything, all there is for a moment is the sound of awkward movement. And then one strangled word.]

-Hermione.


[There's a surprised sort of hiss at the same time before Hermione responds:] Ron, what are you- ow! Ron! That hurts!


Bloody hell, Hermione. [It's matched with another gasp of breath, while he is trying to get away. His words are punctuated with a breath after each one. ] Not -- like-- I'm trying-- to.


[That right there is the sound of a very surprised, pained squeak as she struggles to disengage.] Ron, is it-... oh, this isn't part of that stupid event, is it? Not now! Careful, it's-... ow, stop thrashing!


[He gives a sharp breath that sounds almost like a snort.] Like to see you try not to. [More wrestling sounds, but really this is getting ridiculous.] --Mind me never to make nice with your hair again... Maybe-- maybe we should go get Harry.


I'm not going to let Harry see us like this! We can fix this, just... stop thrashing about, will you? All that jerking about is giving me a headache!


Oy! [A pause.] You go and try it then if you think it's so easy-- s'not easy this wrestling about.


[There's a while of silence where it seems like small, subtle movements are being made, but Hermione seems to grow frustrated very, very quickly.] I think the only thing for it is to cut it off.


You're joking-- [His harsh breath mingles with a sound of gaping.] --We need Harry-- then-- you know.


Oh for goodness' sake, Ron, don't be a child over it! It will grow back, and hopefully won't try to kill you the next time around.


I was not! [That earns a scoff, breathy it may have been. Before...] HARRY! Get your arse in here!

[You can almost hear her rolling her eyes.] Oh, honestly-!


[OOC- Ron and Hermione are in a bit of a tangle and won't be able to reply to on-line messages until a bit later~]

Nov. 1st, 2011

Look up towards a broken sky

Tenth spell → Text

[Hermione's been hiding out around the house for the past couple of weeks, but considering the atmosphere over the past event, one thing has remained clear: she really can't stay here anymore. It's taken her a long time to actually build up the courage to simply ask, especially since she knows how certain people will react, but she'll never leave if she's worried about how other people will feel. She's done nothing but that up until now, and it hasn't helped at all.]

Would anyone be interested in or able to put me up for a few days? A change of scenery is in order, if only for a little while. I'd be, of course, willing to help out about the house in whatever way I'm needed.

Oct. 14th, 2011

Pensive

Ninth spell → Voice

I-... I know  that I've been scarce since- since recently. I suppose I just haven't managed to think of the best way to properly apologize. I said and did many things that I-... that I think we all know I didn't mean. And to those who had never met me prior to that event, I'm truly sorry for such a horrible first impression. If I said or did anything that offended you....

I'm so sorry.

[There's a bit of a pause as she clears her throat, glad to get over the worst of it.]

Er, in other news, would anyone like some pie? Ron's been bringing in apples all week, and rather than let them go bad, I thought it might be nice to do some baking. If anyone would like to trade in raw materials I might need - sugar, cinnamon, and so on - in exchange for the finished product, please let me know.

I hope everyone has been doing well as the weather's getting cooler. I've been inside, mostly, reading. I found some interesting books on wand lore a while back... rather convenient, really, if one were to think about it.

Sep. 28th, 2011

Stare

Eight spell → Video → Backdated to yesterday morning

[Even though it's already past 11am, Hermione is languishing in bed, looking bored and unconcerned. This apathy's a bit odd, not just because she's usually sharp and alert much earlier than this but because she's lying on her stomach, the thin strap of her sleeveless nightshirt creeping down her shoulder as her position allows any viewer to see a substantial amount of cleavage (which, when compared to how much she usually shows, is pretty much any amount).]

If anyone's been trying to reach me, I haven't been around the house much. Go ahead and leave a message, and if I'm bored enough, I'll return it. I should be about all day, though, so if you-

... shit!

[That's the sound of the first obscenity she's ever uttered in 'public,' as she's just remembered something.]

Fuck, never mind; I've got plans.

[She fumbles with the PCD for a bit, speaking again once she thinks she's got a filter going on.]

Filtered to J.L. Duroc - HackableCollapse )

Sep. 21st, 2011

Humble

Seventh spell → Text → Backdated to the 19th

It looks like things have just about settled now. Somehow, the rain seems almost fitting, as though it's washing away any of the hurt that might have been caused recently.

I'm sorry to anyone that... may have been offended by my reaction to them. It was beyond my control, but that doesn't make it much easier to excuse.

Would anyone like to do something today? I don't even know what can really be done around here on a rainy day, but it bears asking. Not tonight, though. I think I have other plans.

[Private to Ron]

... do I have other plans? I was thinking we could have dinner or something together. Unless you'd rather not, of course.

And I am sorry about my behaviour.

Sep. 8th, 2011

Neutral

Sixth spell → Video

I hope that everyone is recovering from the recent... situation. Or round of situations, as I understand that quite a lot has been happening. If anyone is still in need of some healing magic, I'll see what I can do. And if anyone needs someone to talk to, I can manage with that, too.

[She smiles just a little.] For those who might not have noticed, Harry's back. Technically, he never really left, but... well, he knows better than to give us a scare like that again, I would think.

Oh, and as I don't know exactly who it was, I apologize that I can't address this properly, but... to the person who left me the vine wood and dragon heartstring: I would like, if I may, to ask you a question. You can choose to reply anonymously, of course, as I wouldn't want to force you to reveal your identity. Please respond.

Aug. 28th, 2011

Just can't hold it together

Fifth spell → Video

[So, Adstring. Hermione's been having a rough time of things recently, and just when she'd gotten over it enough to think to be social, this happens.There's one less wizard in her house. And considering what this wizard had told her was waiting for him upon his return home... this isn't exactly a good thing.

She doesn't want to think of it as Harry going off to die. He was wrong about that, obviously. There was a way out of his circumstances, there had to be, because her best friend couldn't die. None of them could. Obviously. But that doesn't make it any easier to say anything as the PCD just captures the steady stream of thoughts behind her eyes as she goes from wanting to make an announcement to the horror of realizing that she can't. She just can't. There are other people who know; let them spread the word, if they haven't already.

How do you people do this so often?

Oh Lord, and now she feels the trickle of tears down her cheeks, and she quickly wipes them away, offering all watching an embarrassed laugh. Really, Granger, put yourself together, especially when you're in front of an audience.

It's a long, long time of simply opening and closing her mouth before she finally settles on something to say, even though she wishes she'd never even turned on the stupid PCD.]


Would-... would anyone like to have some tea? I-... I think there's still some left, from when Harry found-....

[Oh. Bugger.]

I'm sorry. I should know better than this.

[And with those mumbled words, the witch leans over and kills the video feed.]

Jul. 16th, 2011

You DO know that's silly don't you?

Fourth spell → Voice

I suppose, in light of recent events, it's a good thing I was raised by Muggles and that I've been forced to adapt to this city without my wand. It's given me a bit of a headstart on the others from my world, who can't seem to manage too long without magic. [She is absolutely not referring to any wizards trying to burn down kitchens or anything of the like. Nope, not her.]


I hadn't realized how many of us depend upon magic or other special abilities to function in our daily lives. While I don't claim to be an expert at anything other than research, if anyone needs assistance with any day-to-day activities - cooking, namely, but I may be able to manage others - let me know and I'll see what I can do. It may not be much, but it's an offer, at least.

[And she'd rather put this bit under a filter, but as Harry had mentioned it publicly, she sees no harm in asking, either.]

Also, if anyone happens to know of a flat or house that can comfortably accommodate three people, please do let me know.  Three bedrooms would be ideal, but as I don't know what the housing situation is like outside of my current circumstances, we can make do with two if we need to. This is all still tentative, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

Jul. 5th, 2011

That's pretty cool

Third spell → video

[Hermione is sitting on a table holding a curved, rough stick of wood. Nearby, there's a small plastic container holding a stringy substance so dark it almost looks black. It wasn't until after she was able to classify the wood as vine that she was able to make a guess as to what was in the container, and so she decided to make this video after no one in the house fessed up to having left these things for her.]


To whomever left these by the front door... thank you. I don't know if I can make use of them, as I'm far from skilled in this science, but... I appreciate the thought. If I get it to work, rest assured that I'll use the finished product wisely.

Either way, I now owe someone a favor, and I'll gladly repay it once I know the identity of my benefactor.


Jun. 10th, 2011

Writing important things

Second spell → Text

I apologise for the transmission I had inadvertently broadcasted upon my arrival. I was understandably distraught and had been unaware that I was holding a recording device. I think I'm finally well enough to accept what has happened, and I'd like to thank those who reached out to me and take the moment the properly introduce myself.

My name is Hermione Granger. I'm a friend of Harry Potter's, and come from the same world as him and Sirius Black. (... and Snape, too, I suppose.) I will be staying with Harry, at least for a while, so any who come by for a visit should expect to see a new face about.

While I have this on and believe I'm doing it right, I'd like to ask a question that I'm sure has been asked before: has anyone done any research or come close to discerning a method for returning to our respective homes? I've come to understand that we don't stay here forever - indeed, the constitution of this place seems too unstable for any sort of permanency - so knowing ahead of time of any revelations people have made would be a big help.

Also, if anyone has seen a wand, I would appreciate knowing about it. At this point, any would do, but I'm pariticularly hopeful that I or someone I know will come across one wrought from vine wood.

Thank you.


May. 27th, 2011

Tired and scared in this strange new wor

First spell → Video

[The PCD turns on, showing a rather dirty, surprised young girl with a mess of curls, blinking at the screen.]

That’s… odd. It appears to be some sort of video camera. I suppose I’ve lived among the magical community so long that I haven’t realized how advanced technology has become.

[Her voice is a low murmur; it’s obvious that she doesn’t realize she’s talking to herself nor that she’s broadcasting as she moves the PCD around, apparently examining its features.]

The question, of course, is how this got into my pocket. Or, I suppose, the better question would be, how did I get here? Or where is here? And where are Harry and Ron?

[She sighs and shakes her head, using the image of herself on the screen as a reflection of sorts as she wonders over how hollow her cheeks had become and how unkempt her hair is. It’s clear that it’s been some time since she’d last had a full night’s sleep or a decent meal, and she hasn’t had occasion to look in a mirror in ages. Though she doesn’t care much for appearances, she’s shocked by how bedraggled she looks. Her movements are at times slow and jerky, as though fighting past a sharp ache. When she speaks, she sounds every bit as tired as she claims to be.]

I’m so tired of all these questions.

May. 24th, 2011

Just a hint of a smile

Application for adstringendum

Books! And cleverness! There are more important things: friendship and bravery.Collapse )


W/ Harry- Dangerous times are ahead

Relationships post

Let me know if I forgot you!Collapse )
Focus on what's important

How's my driving?

Like what I'm doing with Hermione? Hate it? Know some ways that I can improve? Are there any pitfalls I should avoid? If so, this is the place to let me know. Comments are screened, and you can go anon if you feel you  need to.
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