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Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:32 pm
Update from the 2012 WWBN Election Newsroom...

Polls closed just minutes ago but with the expertise of the finest countermonkey's have projected a landslide win for former WWBN Mad Mad World Host Dunena Reid.

Exit poll results give a strong 80% majority result for the newcomer with some even choosing to vote for exotic animals then give a vote to Frump in what has to be his worst result ever.

You heard it here first, Dunena Reid is the new American Minister for Magic!

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Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:52 am
The Magical world today woke to a flurry of Werks and stories after last night's broadcast of Dunena Reid's Weird Weird World hinted, quite strongly that recently crowned Houglass Magazine's Person of the Year Dunena Reid, was set to enter the race for the 2012 American Magical Elections with no lesser sight then the Minister's position currently held by Ronald Frump.

Speaking to the Ministry this morning reporters where told that while some paperwork may have been received it was after the weekend cut-off and would not be looked at until the subsequent week at the earliest.. unless it had fallen on the desk of one F. Blake in which one just had to hope that it would be filed at all.

Considered a possible hoax a interview with Producer and year long associate of Mr Reid Benjamin Jefferson led to the following statement "The hell I know? Trust me man I'm usually the last to find out these things"

More on this story and other top breaking news including the protest by Interweb giants Woozle against Muggle proposed internet filtering laws, after this break.

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Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:05 pm
The Accademia Magica di Italia is proud to announce the hiring of Chudley Canons star player, Jamie Savage as its new professor of Broom Flying Instruction and team quidditch coach. Interim Headmaster Angelo Benito made the announcement at a press conference this morning. He stated that "The school is pleased and grateful that someone of Senore Savage's talent would accept a position like this. The students will benefit greatly from his expertise". Professor Savage has already begun working with the students and the team has their first game soon against Venice Magical Academy.

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Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:22 pm
Our Paris news desk reports that police in Paris have begun searching the Seine River for the body of a man who is believed to have jumped from one of the bridges in a possible suicide attempt. Reported by a party on one of the barges docked along the Seine, this raw footage shot by one of the party goers shows the man plunging into the river. No sign of his exit from the river has been found and they believe that he died on impact.

Next up is....

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Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:23 am
Yes ladies the roamers where true that none other then high flung socialite and darling of the European Ministry Fifi LaRoux has been sighted in Melbourne, Australia which has recently been named the worlds most livable city for a second time.

While none have stated what brought on the arrival of Miss LaRoux there's been no question that the world famous Hit Witch has made no secret of her visit with roamers of a behind closed doors meeting with the Minister for Magic himself before dining out at the exclusive Vue de Monde for drinks. Seemingly at home in the city Fifi underwent a tour of the Auror department before attending the midwinter launch of the Matacore 'Enchantment' line of fashion robes. Speaking exclusively to WWBN Fifi states that she was very pleased to be in Australia and would not commit to any return dates nor roamers that her visit had anything to do with attempts to influence the Australian Ministry to re-think it's ties to Ronald Frump's ministry.

Witch Weekly's exclusive Interview with the well known Hit Witch hits store shelves Monday.

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Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:56 pm
It seems that exposing the Minister of Magic's secret love shack was not enough to keep the host of WWBN's Top Rating News and Current Affairs show Dunena's Mad Mad World set for long. Now with the reveal of Pottermore the controversial host has moved to point fingers at not only the American Minister for Magic but that of a number of major Magical Ministries around the world accusing them of taking bribes to allow unfettered access to the Magical World. Outrage from the claims have lead to a call for a full investigation into Mr Reid's accusations. All Eyes are now on the Various Ministers and how they will respond to the latest revelations from the Man himself, Dunena Reid of Mad Mad World.

After the break WWBN-UK Continues it's round the clock coverage of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival, taking place at Worthy Farm in the UK where our own Cherry Clinger is keeping abreast of the top stories and gossip at iconic music festival with interviews with big names and newcomers alike in the Wrock scene including a exclusive with DJ Noiseworks and former one time Weird Sister Nathan Wright.

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Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:51 pm
"In Global News today many Muggles the world over logged on to the unveiling of 'Pottermore' last night, a new co-production between 'JK', Warner Brothers and Muggle Game Man..Man..Manufacturer Sony. Promising to give Muggles and Wizards alike a whole new experience many prominent figures in the magical world have come out damning what they see as yet another crass profit making exercise at the expense of the magical community.

One Hogwarts teacher has stated that since this 'Pottermore thing' started they have been inundated with well over one thousand owls from worried parents, former students and others wishing to know if it would mean Muggles would be allowed to study at Hogwarts or.. worse the school was to give up it's long held stance amongst the only schools to not have it's own interweb network.

While many in the Wizarding World are concerned Woozle today speaking to WWBN-Japan was quoted as "Not at all Worried" while reminding Wizards and Muggles alike that "whatever Pottermore promises to be there is no doubt that with Sony it will only be a matter of time before hackers get it".

In other news the Australian Ministry of Magic has moved to deny any connection to a self-declaired witch jailed for recklessly causing serious injury and dangerous driving. The Australian Minister for Magic was quoted as calling the woman a 'Bloody Idiot' while reminding that no matter what world one thinks they belong to, the laws of Australia still apply.

This has been Kim Sparkle for WWBN News at Five"

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:48 am
"WWBN Today officially announced that it has apologized to American Minister for Magic Ronald Frump for allegations made about him on flagship nightly talk show Dunena's Mad Mad World hosted on WWBN. While the Minister was brought into a furor over recent alligations surrounding his private life it was the revelation of his secret Tuscan Villa that has lead to red faces and claims to 'Sue WWBN for every knurd it has'. Amid the turmoil ratings for WWBN's radio talk show have skyrocketed making it more popular then 'Clives Charms Hour'. Speaking to the head of WWBN it was quoted that 'Whoever Dunena is they're on to a good thing, and might just be the Wizarding Worlds answer to the Muggle World's 'Julian Assange'"
In Depth Report: Dunena's Mad Mad World #3

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:25 am
"In local news the Victorian Ministry of Magic are continuing investigations into a alleged House Elf sighting on April 26th in Drouin, a rural town 45 minutes from Melbourne. Witnesses described two ugly children suspected of stealing sneakers and wearing odd headgear. No ministry intervention was required but a number of confused Muggles where reported at the scene.

The Ministry of Magic has issued a reminder for House Elf Owners to take care when in areas where Muggles may be present."

In Depth Report: And at last we will be free, You're a bluebird

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:39 pm

"Hello and welcome to WWBN News at Five, I'm Kim Sparkle and now for the headlines."

" 'No News is Good News' Is the word coming down from the Ministry and Re-it.. Re..iterated across the world. We asked The Head of Muggles United for a comment but they where unashamedly silent."

"More bulletins and the latest Quidditch Scores Right After This Break.."

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"...and in other news a happy occasion as a woman is reunited with her long lost pet Norwegian Ridgeback named Snuffles who flew off after setting fire to her house and those of neighbouring Muggles. The Woman states she is delighted but doesn't understand why her insurance premiums have sky-rocketed after what she claims was just 'a little accident"

"This is Kim Sparkle wishing you a good and safe evening."

"Goodnight."

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Post 1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:09 am

Born in Australia Pureblood - A Witch or Wizard with All Pureblood Ancestors usually because of Purest Values against Intermingling with Muggles etc.
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Marcus was nervous as he checked his watch for what felt like the millionth time that morning, he hated waiting almost as much as he hated exams! He was a man of action and knowing that there was nothing that could be done but wait for the Ministry examiners to show up was driving him around the bend. It felt like life was just rushing by him now, to think that it had been four whole years since that afternoon that he'd been shooting the breeze and happened to mention to Rowan that he was thinking of trying to get into University.. now here he was with one examination to go and he'd no longer be famous for taking 20 years to finish his NEWTS, he'd have his degree and after a lifetime in the classroom be officially recognised as a Professor in his own right. The entire thought of it was kind of scary but that wasn't what was worrying him as he paced the yard trying to find things to occupy his time and distract him from wanting to check if the rooms where tidy enough and everything was ready for the examiner's arrival.. he was just getting in Rowan's way now and had to admit that this was most defiantly one time when she was running the show. Maybe if he knew where Chloe was he'd feel less jumpy.. the letters had been a scary enough reminder that his sister was just about a grown up now and had to make a decision of where she wanted to be, and what she wanted to do but he hadn't expected his own letter to arrive at the same time.

Tomorrow he might have to decide if he was going to be a Caretaker or hand over the reins entirely. It was daft but he'd never really thought that much about what he was doing the degree for, all he wanted was to prove that he could do it and that Rowan wouldn't be marrying some down and out idiot who was only good enough for hands on work. Ego, that was what it was really about. Now he was wondering what he'd gotten himself into, life at Gipps Grammar had been good to them, a break from the constant chaos and a chance to make something for themselves. Marcus was proud of Rowan and of the kids that had come though the school over the past two years, now it was Chloe's turn and Marcus didn't know what to do.. he didn't want her to fail yet on the other hand the thought of his sister not being around hadn't even been a consideration. He guessed this was what most of the kids parents went though when they got to 'that' age. The fact that he was Chloe's brother didn't make a difference, she'd been part of his life and he'd vowed to protect her and be there so he was kind of glad that as strange as it was to be back in the classroom with kids again he'd at least be there for her. He'd had nobody there to look out for him when he'd first had his NEWT exams so it meant a lot to know that Rowan, Mel and all the other teachers and family would be looking out for her, even if she took after him when it came to study (or more failure to study) he couldn't help but feel that it would all work out.. love bet all didn't it? Marcus had to hope although as the man from the Ministry arrived he only had Rowan's words that Yrjo..whatever his name. was a good guy because he looked like he didn't have a single funny bone in his body.

This did not bode well for Marcus Hobson, especially since the last thing he had expected was to be recognised.. great, he'd gone to every single effort to avoid anyone finding out where he was and now some Ministry dude not only knew it but knew that Chloe was here too! Marcus just had to hope that the guy wouldn't make anything of it.



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Post 2 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:12 am

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Famous Last Words : ..if all else fails there's always openings in the Department of Magical Creatures....as a cleaner.
Yrjö Hämäläinen was not a cruel man dispute what jabs a multitude of disappointed students and their parents would accuse him of. He felt that his duty required a degree of fairness and honesty and did so with as much tact as could be required when dealing with self-important wizards and young witches who thought that all that was needed to pass was the right breeding and looks.. no such luck for brains! He was a unpopular sort amongst the office at this time of year for that very reason and so it was with a weight lifting from his shoulders that he arrived via portkey to Gippsland Grammar School for Young Witches knowing that if last year was anything to go by he would be well treated by the administration and free of threats and bribes to give students marks that they where hardly deserving of. Yrjö allowed himself some extra time this morning for he had some extra business to attend to regarding two of the students, he was concerned that while the girls had last year proven themselves capable and with ambitions to further study neither of the final year students had put forward enrolments to continue their study. Yrjö hoped that a discussion with Mistress Dragonsinger would allow him to put forward some opportunities for the girls and deal with a irregularity that had popped up regarding the young Hobson girl's enrollment.

The fact that all her files stated that she was in France was one such irregularity. The second being that there was another Hobson who had put the school as his place of residence was the other. Yrjö might have not remembered the name where it not for the thick file regarding a Marcus T. Hobson who had undergone ten years worth of NEWT exams.. Yrjö had not believed that it was possible for a student to take that long to complete their studies and yet paperwork never lied. Nor it seemed did eyes for though much had changed over the years Yrjö couldn't help but recognise the man here to undergo the final AMEU-OWL ED exam as the very same Hobson. "I hope it does not trouble you to share a classroom with the students Mr Hobson, however your file tells me that you where rather used to such arrangements". While his comment might have come across as rude Yrjö had thought it to be a kind gesture as he sighed at the pair of house elves that promptly appeared at the door arguing between themselves on who had to find the Headmistress and who got the more prestigious duty of accompanying 'Mr Nigel' inside. Yrjö had forgotten about the house elves.. though now he wondered how when he was forced to step in "Much obliged, but I'm very much capable of letting myself in so why do you not both find Mistress Dragonsinger and let her know that Yrjö Hämäläinen has arrived?" Yrjö was much too old for this as he wiped his brow.. the weather was most horrifically damp yet warm and humid in a sticky uncomfortable way. How anyone could live with such weather was well and truly beyond him.




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Post 3 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:24 pm

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Olivia couldn't really believe that this was the end, her last day of school and last exam. So far she felt she had done 'okay' with her grades but no amount of tutoring from Storm or going over her classwork would stop her from worrying that she hadn't prepared enough. Not that it really mattered, Olivia hadn't even brought up the topic of going to University with her Dad, mostly because she didn't think she had the grades and secondly because she couldn't afford it. While Storm had managed to get a scholarship Olivia couldn't decide enough on what she wanted to do, or even if she wanted to study at all. After all she had spent most of her life studying and surely she deserved some time off? To be honest it wasn't so much the exams that worried Olivia but the fact that after them there would be no path ahead of her. Other's she knew had plans for study, work or to travel but apart from her job at the video shop Olivia didn't have any long term plans at all. Just proving that she could stick it out and graduate had been her main focus ever since she first started Wizarding school. As long as she hadn't ended back up at Stoat she figured whatever happened in her life had to be an improvement right?

At least it also meant the last day of school uniforms. Olivia had been over the moon that the Gipps Grammar one was soo much better then her old school. Sitting on the porch she checked her watch, it was almost time to go, her stomach feeling like it was doing little somersaults.. maybe that extra cup of coffee and choc chip muffin had been a bad idea? Whatever the reason she stopped the moment she saw the old guy that Storm had told her about, he was the head examiner or something. Olivia frowned, he looked stern and not liable to give free marks or easy scores. Olivia was a bit confused to see Marcus there, not at the school because he was Miss Dragonsinger's fiance and all that but hadn't the guy just mentioned that he was doing the exam with them? Weird.


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Rowan was putting the finishing touches on a letter to a prospective family when the two house elves popped into her office arguing over who would tell her the examiner was here. "Why don't you both tell me together?" she suggested resulting in a chorus of "He's heeeeerrrrrreeeee" that sounded more like an ad for an old Muggle ghost movie she remembered from her childhood. Thanking the pair, she rose from her desk, cast another cooling charm over herself to survive the walk from her office to the examining room and was glad to see that the cooling charm she had cast over that room was doing quite well. It would definitely hold up for the exam period. It was bad enough they had to worry about the tests. They didn't need to be miserable in the heat during it. As she entered the room, she greeted the examiner.

Post 5 on Sun May 19, 2013 7:39 am

Born in Australia Pureblood - A Witch or Wizard with All Pureblood Ancestors usually because of Purest Values against Intermingling with Muggles etc.
:+ : Caretaker / 4th Year Magical Education & Arts
Australian Institute of Advanced Magical Learning
Gippsland Grammar School for Young Witches
Male Posts : 65
Age : 38
Current Location : Gippsland, Australia
Job : Gippsland Grammar - Caretaker
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Famous Last Words : if i don't have at least three peoples trying to kill me at any point in time i'm not doing my job
Pet/Familar : Errol
It was hard not to kick himself, if there was one person in the world who would remember him it would be the head examiner, who knew maybe in the dingy halls of the education department he was something of a celeb for his masterful inability to achieve much of anything for so many years. Marcus had all but put that behind him.. the past was another country or at least a different postcode and while it had taken time he'd worked hard to turn his life around to a point where he was once and for all truly happy. Trust the Ministry to show up and ruin it all, Marcus had to remind himself not to be rude as he just nodded "I'm sure it will be fine.." he said crossing his arms, after all that had happened he still found it hard to trust the Ministry and knowing this man had on file every single failure was enough by itself to put Marcus on edge. Trying to keep positive Marcus couldn't help but search for Bertrand or a sign of his sister but had to give up as his watch told him that it was time to face the music.

He just had to hope that he could concentrate and not be distracted as he walked into the room to find the Ministry guy talking to the most amazing and wonderful woman in the world... it gave him a little hit of confidence to remind himself that for some strange twist of fate she had said yes and he was counting the days till they would be man and wife. In a way he guessed he owed the Ministry guys a little credit, if it wasn't for them failing him so many times over he'd never have met Rowan at all. Funny how sometimes failure can be a epic win in disguise? Marcus wasn't really all that worried about the exam, he'd had enough to know what to expect but it was hard not to be nervous anyway. He knew Rowan would love him regardless of if he passed or failed but deep down it was important to him to do well to prove that he could make something of himself and that while he'd probably always be the guy in the pink rubber gloves unblocking the toilet he could wear a pointy hat and be respectable if he wanted to.



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Post 6 on Sun May 19, 2013 8:07 am

Born in Finland Pureblood - A Witch or Wizard with All Pureblood Ancestors usually because of Purest Values against Intermingling with Muggles etc.
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English Ministry of Magic
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Age : 72
Current Location : Working
Job : Department of Magical Education Careers and Higher Education 'Odd Job Man'
Face Claim : Bill Nighy
Famous Last Words : ..if all else fails there's always openings in the Department of Magical Creatures....as a cleaner.
Yrjö realised a little too late that Mr Hobson may have been offended but alas such things where done and it was not his place to try and make up for the bad blood that often existed between the Ministry and the students. University level students where always a problem and Yrjö was rather glad to be dealing with the adults..though how one could tell Mr Hobson apart with his poor dress was beyond him. Yrjö just had to trust that the man would not wear such innapropiate attire in the workplace. Mind you compared to some of the notes his companions had taken over the years Yrjö had apparently gotten it lucky though he made a mental note to be more careful with his words next time. Stepping inside Yrjö couldn't help a sigh of relif as the temprature dropped down to a more humain level.. at least they where not like the savages who had never heard of cooling charms.. Yrjö had spent many uncomfortable trips melting in his suit to give examinations to young wizards and witches in the colonies where it seemed they where born of the heat and did not even notice.. much to Yrjö's discomfort.

Content to wait in the hall Yrjö found himself accosted by the two overenthusiastic house elves again as they showed him to the examination room, Yrjö had barely managed to shoo them out when the door opened again "Ah Mistress Dragonsinger.." Yrjö was honestly glad to see the young woman who presided over the school, he had found himself rather fond of the woman on account of being one of the few to correctly pronounce his name and understand the importance of non-interference during the examination time. "I was hoping if it is not too imposing if I might be able to discuss a couple of matters while I am here. You see there is a couple of matters regarding some of the students whom I would prefer to discuss with yourself in private" he hoped she would not be concerned, Yrjö was rather used to having these little one on one meetings with school staff when it came to problems that arose however it was lesser known that on occasion he would be presented opportunities to assist the students with their future careers.



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Post 7 on Sun May 19, 2013 8:21 am

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As the scurrying house elves passed her, Rowan reminded them to quickly and quietly bring Mr. Hämäläinen's tea before the examinations started. By the time she finished the walk into the room, two pops had been heard and the tea was set on the desk, Tetris and Pacman then making themselves scare until summoned again.

Rowan nodded to both Olivia and Marcus as she entered, acknowledging their presence and frowning a bit to not see any sign of the third student who was supposed to be taking a test. She quickly replaced it with a smile as she greeted the examiner, familiar to her by now. "Good to see you again, Mr. Hämäläinen," she responded with a smile. At his question, she resisted the urge to furrow her brow yet again, not wanting him to feel that she only thought of him as the bearer of bad news. "Of course," she assured him. "Just call for one of the elves to show you where my office is when you are done."

Post 8 on Sun May 19, 2013 8:54 am

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Was it just her or did the examiner look like a prune? Olivia couldn't help but think he looked funny in the old style suit and horn rimmed glasses. Boy did he need to get out of that 1950s timewarp or what! Trailing Marcus inside she waited outside until they where allowed in to take their seats. Olivia found herself sitting next to a empty space where Chloe was supposed to be.. man where the hell was she? Olivia wished she knew but it was clear that her uncle didn't know either. Maybe she was sick? Either way Olivia felt sorry for her, she didn't want Chloe to fail and have to repeat the last year again.. Olivia had gone though the whole being kept down once before and it sucked bigtime. Lining up her pens and quill Olivia couldn't help but overhear the examiner talk to Miss Dragonsinger and immediately it was hard not to panic.. was she in trouble? Had she done something wrong or failed her earlier exams?

Regardless of what it was Olivia knew she was stuck and had to hope that whatever was going on didn't involve her, she'd tried hard to keep her head down this year and for the most part had managed to keep out of trouble. Her Dad had even stopped worrying about her which she guessed was a good thing. Unfortunately it was hard to stop worrying when she just had to glance over at Chloe's desk to start worrying all over again on account of her friend. Olivia wanted to ask Mrs Dragonsinger but knew it was out of the question so just waited as the Headmistress left and tried to focus on remembering everything she had studied. She had to pass this exam and do well, otherwise she'd never be able to look her Dad and Storm in the face again.


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Post 9 on Sun May 19, 2013 9:46 am

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Age : 72
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Job : Department of Magical Education Careers and Higher Education 'Odd Job Man'
Face Claim : Bill Nighy
Famous Last Words : ..if all else fails there's always openings in the Department of Magical Creatures....as a cleaner.
"I am very pleased to see you as well Mistress Dragonsinger" he tried a smile, smiles did not come easily to him but his eyes at least showed the pleasure with which he greeted the young woman. There appeared to be a matter of concern which centred on the empty space between Mr Hobson and a rather oddly dressed young lady who was either Miss Hobson or a Miss Watson... Yrjö could understand the headmistresses frustration, there was always destined to be students who for one reason or another decided to not show up come the final exam. Mostly they where the ones who preferred to cruse though their years of study relying on the hard work of others to bring them though until they eventually cracked under the pressure or thought the influence of relatives would be enough to make up for their lack of interest in their own education. You didn't need divination to tell how that worked out, many pub and food stall owners numbered from the ones who thought that they could magic their way though their entire education.

"There is no cause for alarm Headmistress, I promise that my request does not always lend to bad news" he said wishing that he might give more details but he could not speak in front of the students. "I am sure the young lady will be here momentarily." he added to try and lighten the mood a little as he got up to farewell Mistress Dragonsinger before checking the clock, it was two minutes to nine. Close enough "Good morning students, My name is Yrjö Hämäläinen and I shall be assessing you all today." Yrjö tried not to frown at the empty table or the girl who was busy fiddling with some kind of Muggle device "Please remember that any use of auto-answer quills, rememberalls, detachable cribbing cuffs, self correcting ink and mobile telephones are banned and will result in an immediate failure" he said this especially for the girl who looked up at him before quickly putting the device away in her bag. Yrjö made a mental note to keep a close eye on the girl. The last thing any of them needed was a cheater.

"You will have fifteen minutes to.." Yrjö was mid sentence when the door banged open and another girl rushed into the room. "Ahem.... Please take your seat quietly, we are about to begin" now he would have to start all over again. "One again, my name is My name is Yrjö Hämäläinen and I will be assessing you all today. Let me remind you that auto-answer quills, rememberalls, detachable cribbing cuffs, self correcting ink and mobile telephones are banned and will result in an immediate failure" Yrjö continued on auto-pilot with a frown at the girl who had come late. "You will have fifteen minutes reading time, after which you will have two hours to complete the examination to the best of your abilities.. Mr Hobson you will have a extra hour to complete your exam" he added as he waved his wand to hand out the examination papers and quills. "Your reading time begins now" Yrjö stated as he tapped the ugly owl clock on his desk with his wand. Time would tell which of them would sucseed and which would fail.



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Post 10 on Sun May 19, 2013 11:16 am

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As the time ran out Olivia really wanted to go out of the room to find Chloe but at the very last moment her friend arrived, Olivia really wanted to ask what had happened but it was too late as the man who had some really weird name that Olivia couldn't even begin to try spelling was talking. Storm had told her what to expect but as she read over the questions she worried that she would mess them up, she always had a terrible time remembering which wizard did what and the true false ones where not helped when she'd grown up reading so many things that turned out to be wrong. Olivia had to smile a little at a couple of the questions.. no wonder Storm had aced them when they where all about the Ministry and SPEW and whatnot.. at least she knew she could get a few marks there.

When the HOOT came to start writing she remembered the early days when she tried writing with a quill and how it had made a horrible mess.. how time flies, she rather enjoyed working with quill and parchment when they had done their practice exams, it wasn't as easy as working with pens but there was something about the style of a nicely written page of parchment that reminded her that this was a school for magic and while they where doing exams they where special too. The coffee may have been a mistake, Olivia's head was starting to hurt half way though and she needed to go to the bathroom. Putting her hand up for leave she hurried back to her seat to find herself stuck on some of the harder questions. Guessing her way though them she tried to think of anything at all she remembered reading about the Magical world.. it was tough because four years ago she'd never even heard of most of the stuff and half the questions expected her to be some kind of expert.

Finally they where told that it was time for pens down, Olivia had just managed to finish in time as she checked that her name was on the paper before handing it into the examiner. Stepping outside the room she took a deep sigh, she was done with school now. The rest of her life stood before her as a gigantic 'NOW WHAT?'. Olivia just wished she had some idea of the answer.


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Post 11 on Sun May 19, 2013 4:12 pm

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It was silly but Marcus couldn't help but feel a little jealous of whoever the Ministry guy was to see him talking with Rowan all grown up like, it was stupid but there was just something about sitting at a desk with the seventh years that got his goat, the reminder that he'd been behind for so many years. Rowan was in her element, it was obvious as she spoke to the man and all but ignored him sitting there with the invisible dunce cap. He wanted to ask Rowan if she knew where Chloe was or to reassure her that he was okay and that everything would be alright but right now she probably knew more then he did about everything. Giving Rowan a small nervous smile as she left he tried to calm himself and not worry but as the clock ticked and Chloe's seat remained empty it was hard not to worry. He was supposed to be looking out for her and today was the most important day of her life so far.. or at least academically. In many ways his sister was more a mystery to him these days then ever.. he tried to blame it on Kat for filling Chloe's head with weird ideas but in truth she was growing up and he just wasn't very good at dealing with that.

Sometimes he forgot that she was just like him, which was why it shouldn't have surprised him that she arrived in the last possible moment.. of course she was late.. Hobson's never understood the concept of showing up to class on time but he'd hoped that today would be different. There was no time to talk so he just gave her a thumbs up, if he could pass then so could she.. and unlike him she was surely not going to fail all her classes. Marcus had done everything he could to help and with Rowan and their friends she was sure to have enough tutors and teachers to help her. Now he just had to focus on his own exam, nodding that he would be stuck a extra hour.. he wished he could have finished at the same time to ask Chloe what had happened but that wasn't to be. When the time came to start reading he fell into the groove of study thinking on what he had learned over the last four years before working his way though the essay topics. In a way the hours flew by as he wrote and re-wrote trying to find the right words. Marcus couldn't remember the number of times he'd re-red 'A Modern Magical History of Europe' but he was glad for the time he'd spent while not-high at Glastonbury before the festival to get a sense of the world. The Primitive Magic questions where also interesting, Marcus had never thought the hours he'd wasted chatting to the old school ghosts would actually prove useful one day.

Time ran out too quickly, before he knew it the others where gone and he was sitting alone with Mr Ham-man (as Marcus had personally decided to remember him by) the last hour was a race against time to finish his conclusions to argue that Doctor Who was a modern re-interpretation of Magical Mythology in the Muggle subconscious and that magic in Australia clearly pre-dated western civilisation. Marcus didn't know how they would grade his work but as the clock went to signal end of time he felt satisfied, he might still fail but at least he'd given it a good old shot. Stiff limbed from sitting so long Marcus' fingers where killing him as he rolled up the parchment and handed it to Mr Ham-man "You wanted to see Ro right?" Marcus ignored the look of surprise on the mans face which was shortly followed be relief "So I guess you know who I am and all that, I'd appreciate it if you kind of didn't mention it around.." he said as he waited for the man to pack up his things. "Her office is this way" he said escorting the man to Rowan's office. Marcus wished he could stick around to find out what the guy wanted but he knew that was Rowan's problem now. Maybe he'd find out later but for the moment the best he could do was to hope that whatever it was didn't include Chloe or himself.



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Post 12 on Sun May 19, 2013 4:16 pm

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With all three students in attendance Yrjö put aside his momentary annoyance at the late comer to focus on his notes. It was to be a long three hours and apart from the odd toilet visit everything went smoothly. This was good as it gave Yrjö time to study the notes he had in his briefcase and the letters from a number of different prospective organisations. While many thought his job was some sort of chief examiner that was only half his role with the other being something of a matchmaker between young wizards and witches and their chosen career. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the students who's dreams would have to be crushed along the way. Yrjö was not a hopeful man, he knew statistically a percentage of all students would fail each year but meeting Mr Hobson again was a reminder that even the very worst student had in them the ability to change. Not that Mr Hobson was a completely hopeless case, his file had shown good aptitude for History and Potions so in a way Yrjö guessed it was all attitude that had held the boy back. Yrjö wondered too about the girls, one he had on file as having a disability while the other rivaled Mr Hobson with a endless paper trail. Something was deeply odd about the Hobson family it seemed but it was none of Yrjö's business to get into family affairs as long as their education was sound and he had a forwarding address to send their grades and correspondence.

When the first two hours where up Yrjö dismissed the girls and waited as they handed in their papers. Now it was just him and Mr Hobson, a small matter that allowed a bit of time that he spent grading the papers before putting them aside. Unsurprisingly but a little disappointingly there had been no star pupil this year. Yrjö was in a sense a hard marker but he prided himself on being hard on all students regardless of blood, money or schools to a point where some in the department joked that a Acceptable from Yrjö was the equivalent of a Exceeding Expectations everywhere else. With his tea finished Yrjö took out a small paperback book to read until the clock marked the end of the final examination of the day. "Quill down Mr Hobson" Yrjö watched the familiar change of face as the man woke out of the daze of writing. He took the papers and sealed them into his briefcase to be returned to the Australian Institute of Advanced Magical Learning where they would be assessed. His duty in this case was merely to run the examination, some other poor sap would be stuck with the grading of the exams.

Yrjö was suprised to find that Mr Hobson asked him a question, it took him a moment to understand the meaning as he was not accustomed to the slang. "Mistress Dragonsinger? Yes I did wish to discuss some matters with her" he could tell by the mans face that he wanted more of a answer but Yrjö could say no more and just listened as the man spoke. Yrjö was busy tidying up but gave the man a straight face look "Let me assure you Mr Hobson that my interest is purely an academic affair" his briefcase made a sharp snap in the quiet room. "Now if you would be so good as to show me to Mistress Dragonsinger's office?" There was something odd about the man surely but Yrjö put it aside under the label of professional courtisy. It did not help the Ministry's image to be prying into every person one met after all. Knocking on the Headmistresses door Yrjö waited to be seated "Thank you for the time Mistress Dragonsinger, it seems the year has done you and the school well" Yrjö was at heart a sticky beak and couldn't help but have poked about a bit on his way. While he still had some doubts for the modern and colourful architecture the Fin in him could see at least a little in the master plan of making the school more comfortable then the imposing castles of old.



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