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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    Issue #150 - What To Expect From A Devine & Dippet Wedding
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    Ginevra Blackwood Canned From Cannons?
    Our readers will doubtless recognize the name of Miss Ginevra Blackwood as one of our sweepstakes winners from just last week! The avid sports fan may also recall her position as a Chaser for the Chudley Cannons--though the latter may no longer be an applicable title!

    Miss Ginevra Blackwood has played with the Cannons since making their second-string team in 1884.

    Miss Blackwood's position in the most recent Cannons game was taken by a second-string Chaser, and the lack of pre-match announcement would imply that this was neither a last-minute nor a temporary decision, though Cannons sponsor Nathaniel Gallivan has not made any official statement about the replacement.

    It is relatively common knowledge that Miss Blackwood has never gotten along with the Chudley Cannons' Captain, beater Fitzroy Prewett, and according to some sources, Mr. Prewett was celebrating her departure earlier this week over a pint! Was Miss Blackwood sacked following some dispute between the two of them? It is highly unusual, as any Quidditch fan will confirm, for any changes to the roster to be made mid-season except for cases of injury, which would tend to imply that it wasn't Miss Blackwood's choice to depart the team!

    Captain Fitzroy Prewett has a large personality and quite a presence both on and off the Quidditch pitch!
    There are some other theories as to what has led Miss Blackwood to be so summarily fired, one of which relates to this very magazine. After taking an impromptu hiatus from the team earlier this season to (supposedly) conduct her own personal holiday, it's entirely possible that the Cannons leadership was unwilling to keep her on through another extended absence. It is very unusual for Quidditch players to disappear mid-season, and perhaps Miss Blackwood's request for a leave of absence was simply too much for Mr. Gallivan and Mr. Prewett to endure. If that is the case, we at Witch Weekly cannot claim to be too apologetic about the change in circumstance, as it's probably about time Miss Blackwood set her sights on more feminine pursuits and this may, in fact, be enough to set her on the right path!

    Similarly, another theory is that her parents (who have been making no secret of their desire to see her married well and, more importantly, quickly) have finally put their foot down on their daughter's unfortunate choice of occupation.

    The more tantalizing question, however, is whether there was anything in particular to prompt her parents to disallow her from an occupation they had previously allowed, however grudgingly. Is it possible that Miss Blackwood has gotten herself into some trouble, perhaps with one of the players on her team or someone from a rival team? If such were the case, it would certainly be in the best interests of Mr. Gallivan and Mr. Prewett to get her as far away from the team as possible (as wanton women can wreak havoc on team discipline when surrounded by a group of athletic men!) to say nothing of the benefit to her poor parents of getting her into the house and away from the public eye as quickly as possible.

    Hopefully whatever situation has arisen to see Miss Blackwood off the team won't also prevent her from participating in the sweepstakes holiday.

    @Ginevra Blackwood @Fitzroy Prewett @Nathaniel Gallivan
    Which Ministerial candidate are you well suited to?
    With the campaigns for a new Minister of Magic underway, it has brought forth many people into the attention of the public. While most seem to be married, it is still curious to wonder which one you would be well suited to as a bride. Take this little quiz and find out!

    You are hosting tea for some friends when your maid accidentally knocks over everything. How do you respond?
    a) I fire her immediately! I have no use for staff that cannot do their job well.
    b) I help her clear the mess up. Accidents happen!
    c) I accept her apology and let her clean it up herself and entertain my friends elsewhere. It is her job, after all!
    d) I berate her until she cries then have her clean everything up.

    Your ideal husband is ..
    a) One who lets me do what I want.
    b) One who is kind and generous.
    c) One who is understanding but firm.
    d) One who is no nonsense and tells it like it is.

    People might describe you as ...
    a) Decisive.
    b) Open-minded.
    c) Sweet.
    d) Commanding.
    Your ideal way to spend time with a beau would be ...
    a) Exchanging our views on the world.
    b) Visiting the zoo in Irvingly.
    c) Discussing how to make the world a better place.
    d) Judging our peers together.

    What would you enjoy the most about being the wife of a Minister of Magic?
    a) The power.
    b) The new friends I could make.
    c) Supporting my husband.
    d) The elevated social status.

    Mostly A's
    None of them. You are much more suited to be the Minister of Magic yourself! You are commanding and know how to get jobs done when they need to be.

    Mostly B's
    Eugene Scamander. You are sociable, open-minded and have a love for animals. You would be well-suited to a man who allows his wife to breed hippogriffs!

    Mostly C's
    Roman Crouch. You are decisive woman that treats people with kindness and understanding. No doubt you would have the patience to be the wife of a man who has a questionable twin brother!

    Mostly D's
    Barnabas Malfoy. You are the sort of woman that enjoys social status and knows how to use it. You would suit a man of prestige quite well!

    @Eugene Scamander @Roman Crouch @Barnabas Malfoy
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    What to Expect from a Devine and Dippet Wedding!
    It has been recently announced that Witch Weekly's own Ophelia Dippet is set to marry quidditch team Kenmare Kestrel's sponsor, Mr. Roberto Devine! It should come as no surprise to readers who follow the doings of high society members, for Miss Dippet and Mr. Devine have been seen together quite regularly at social outings during the season!

    This recent announcement can only leave us wondering what wonders we'll be seeing come the wedding of Mr. Devine and Miss Dippet! Witch Weekly has complied a number of suggestions for the lovely couple, as well as our guesses as to what we'll be seeing!

    1. A June wedding would be absolutely perfect for the dashing couple! June is undoubtedly the most popular month for a wedding, and it would give the couple a healthy eight months before tying the knot to prepare and plan!

    2. A House of Lytton wedding dress is a must for any blushing bride! There's no telling what styles will be popular by mid-1888, but we can guarantee that Miss Dippet will look stunning in any design! A white dress is obviously the popular choice, but we think she would look stunning in both blue or pink!

    3. Quidditch-themed! Readers at Witch Weekly will definitely remember the quidditch-themed wedding or Arthur and Desdemona Pettigrew, and we at Witch Weekly think that the quidditch sponsor and his bride-to-be should follow their lead (but perhaps without the broomstick entrance!).

    4. Orchids and roses! Both flowers represent all-things romance and are stunning to the eyes! Depending on what color and theme the lovely couple chooses for their wedding, the colour-changing charm can be used to adjust the flowers' hues!
    Miss Ophelia Dippet is the lone surviving descendant of famed professor and Wizengamot menber, Mr. Armando Dippet!

    Mr. Roberto Devine is a pure-blooded, Irish-born resident of Hogsmeade who has been sponsoring the Kenmare Kestrels since 1884.

    @Ophelia Dippet @Roberto Devine
    A Future Mrs. Head Auror?
    Britain’s own head auror, Mr. Javert de Montfault, might be heading to the chapel in the near future! He was spotted at the opening day of ‘The Silver Snidget’ and he wasn’t alone! A young, exotic beauty was gracing his arm.

    Who would have thought that our handsome head auror would settle down so soon?

    Witch Weekly had to do its research on the woman’s identity. We discovered that she goes by the name of Severina Restell and she is native to London. What is more intriguing - and perhaps the reason why we hadn’t heard of her before - was that both of her parents were muggles! What an interesting choice for Mr. Javert de Montfault, who we all know to be a pureblood. The de Montfaults may be only known for their theatre and Mr. Javert de Montfault’s high position in law enforcement, but in France it’s a prestigious family, proud of its long magical ancestry! We can’t help but wonder if Mr. de Montfault will get in trouble with his family for falling for a muggleborn girl! That would be a tale of forbidden love worthy of being staged in his father’s theatre!

    Who is this Severina Restell? Our greatest reporters couldn’t discover anything for her beyond her name and her parents’ magical status. It appears that she never attended
    Miss Severina Restell -
    or should we say, the future Mrs. Severina de Montfault?

    Hogwarts. It is possible that she received her magical education in the far east. Her appearance certainly points to such a heritage!

    We certainly didn’t have Mr. Javert de Montfault as someone so unconventional when

    Miss Andromeda Parkinson. We hope she also finds happiness - and soon!

    it came to his taste in women! After all, the only other woman who seemed close to becoming Mrs. de Montfault was Miss Andromeda Parkinson (yes, the sister of Orpheus Parkinson) and she was very homely as far as English Roses go! Perhaps that is why we didn’t even see them courting? Mr. Javert de Montfault’s tastes are simply too exotic and eclectic for him to settle for the lovely Miss Parkinson!

    We only hope that this won’t see him disowned, as it had so many men in his position!

    @Javert de Montfault @Severina Restell @Andromeda Parkinson @Orpheus Parkinson

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