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It was good fun!

It was pretty wizard to play on the same side as people you normally play against and great to have something to bring the younger sibs to as well, where they could join in at their own level.

Thanks Ced for organising it all! You've got a new fan in my little brother too--I have a feeling I'm going to be hearing a lot of Diggory this and Diggory that from Pete in the next few days!
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I usually try not to come over all prefect-y here in the journals, but I heard a lot of grumbling at the breakfast table this morning about how the Quidditch suspensions are hurting the team, and I had to say something, both as a team member and as a prefect.

First of all, it's not for me to go into the details, but everyone on the team supports Diggory and agrees it was justified, even Bobolis and Smith. You notice they aren't the ones flapping their gums about how it's unfair?

Second, for all the people moaning about how it hurts our chances of winning the next match--what is Hufflepuff known for on the pitch? Playing hard, but playing with honour, that's what. Anything less isn't just isn't in the spirit of the sett. Winning's brilliant, but it's not worth losing that.

Also, it's one match. One Match. They could have got suspended for the whole season.

And finally, if you really care about Hufflepuff Quidditch as much as you say you do, take a minute to support Rickett and Goshal and let them know that you have confidence in them.

We're a team, both on the pitch and in the sett as a whole, and it's time we started acting like it.
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Well, I survived my first match, and didn't fall off my broom or any of the other things I was worried about. And I had an assist on the winning goal!!

There were a couple of close moments though! Thanks Cadwallader for giving me a hand--not just when my broom slipped, but in general as one of the new ones.

Well played everyone, including Chang and the Ravenclaws. I was just trying to keep my eyes on the Quaffle and didn't see much, but it sounded like there was some pretty snitch Seeking going on!

But I certainly heard about the, er, celebrating afterward...Jordan made sure of that!

The Hufflepuff celebration (not that kind, as far as I know!) is still going on in the Common Room.

In fact, Megs just poked me in the ribs to tell me she and El saved me some biscuits and pumpkin juice, so I'm going to go eat now!
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It's stupid, I know, but all of a sudden I'm well nervous about the match.

I know I've done the work, we've all practiced together loads...but I'm still nervous. I'm thinking I might go for a quick solo flight, just to clear my head.

If you have any advice, that would be wizard--but I know you might not even see this before the match.

See you then!
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Was the finale of the duel as brilliant as everyone says?

I missed the whole latter bit because I was out in the antechamber consoling Thalia West, and tearing a strip off Delia Forney and Kelley Drumgoole for daring her to come with them.

They were well shaken up themselves (well, Delia was, I get the impression Kelley's seen a fair amount of duelling at home) so they listened better than they might have otherwise.

I expected some foolhardy younger ones to get in, but I figured it'd be Gryffindors. Shows what I know.

Third years are the worst! First and second years are still a bit in awe of prefects, mostly, and fourth years aren't, but have the sense to keep their heads down most of the time.

Third years, as far as I can tell, have neither awe nor sense. It occurs to me that we were third years your first year prefecting--I feel like I should apologize on behalf of our whole year!

Please tell me it gets easier at some point.
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I dunno if I can take all this milling about just waiting for something else horrid to pop out of the maze.

Glad they've got a moment to catch their breath though.

A Full Day

Jan. 21st, 2012 09:24 pm
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That's what it's been for sure!

The YPL meeting was long and pretty detailed.

I'm excited about it, but maybe a tad nervous too. Professor Sinistra talked about wanting to stretch us, and yeah, I think it's going to be well challenging for everybody. And I don't know about anyone else, but I'm definitely going to be checking my warming charms and making sure they're ace. Dornie in the winter is going to be cold.

All this is part of what makes it exciting of course--if it were too easy for us, it'd be dull!

Then there was the mixer after--it was really quite fun, although sometimes social things that are organised by adults, even super-nice ones like Professor Sinistra, can be a bit awkward at first.

I really enjoyed getting to know some of the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students a little more; some of the Durmstrang boys especially have been very quiet in lessons and it was nice to see them open up a bit more.

I do wish more of my friends from Hufflepuff could have attended as well, but I understand that it would have defeated the purpose to have too many people from any one House. Maybe we'll have more things like this later in the term.

I know that some of them have been coming to YPL, but it would be nice to have some other kinds of events that our guests could attend. I talked a bit to Cedric, who was there helping to host, and he said something about organising pick-up Quidditch for anyone who wants to play, which would be pretty wizard!

I'd be well intimidated, playing with Krum, but I expect he'd probably enjoy the sort of match where everyone's just out to have a good time, as much as anyone else would.

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