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025. Private [May. 13th, 2005|02:51 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
[Current Mood |terrified]

Neville and Ginny are gone. They've gone to Saint Mungo's, I'm sure of it...oh, they're going to be in so much trouble! We've got to alert the Order - but they already know, don't they? They've got to know! I'm going to send them an owl - we can't possibly fight Death Eaters by ourselves! Are they all insane?

How could they? Honestly, couldn't either of them see it's a trap? And we're walking right into it, by following them!

How on earth can some of you even think about sneaking off into the Astronomy Tower, or whether quidditch is cancelled at a time like this?
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024. Private to current Gryffindors [Mar. 20th, 2005|09:27 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
I'm terribly pleased that Professor Snape's recognised the horrible crime you're all committing. Heaven forbid anyone use English adjectives and expressions! Personally, I don't know what any of you were thinking. Actually, you don't think, any of you, do you?

Honestly, what's he going to punish us for next? Obviously, he's written his own set of invisible rules to the book. I mean, I certainly can't see them.

I could go on about how I hardly think this should be allowed, and how biased it is to ignore his own house's "brilliant"s - but he's never exactly been fair, has he?

Really, though, I don't think you should make him any angrier than he already is. We don't need to lose fifty points a day, thank you! Leave it to Crabbe and Goyle to annoy him, they're doing a rather good job of it.
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023. [Mar. 12th, 2005|03:52 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
[Current Mood |worriedworried]

Well, I've just registered with the Ministry to take my Apparation examinations. They confirmed it earlier than they usually do, I wasn't expecting an answer for another week at least! I suppose they didn't have many people signed up for the Easter administration.

I should have registered ages ago, really, but I didn't feel I was prepared - after all, it's one of the most important steps a wizard or witch can take, isn't it? I don't fancy even attempting the exam unless I know exactly what I'm doing, but I've been studying for months, and I won't stand a chance unless I try. Besides, I'm really keen to have my license before we leave.

But now I'm worried I won't pass. Obviously, I didn't want to look up my chances before, they were bound to be discouraging - I know I shouldn't let statistics bother me, but the leaflet I've got says only thirty-two per cent passes their first attempt, sixty-four per cent fails, and four per cent was unavailable for comment (splinched).

I mean, honestly, thirty-two! My chances aren't very good, are they?
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022. [Feb. 19th, 2005|11:28 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
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I'm really worried that it means he's stalling for time, and I expect he knows I won't settle for anything less than a solid explanation for his dealings, or at least a promise of one.

I can't believe some of you, going on about a ridiculous ball as if it doesn't matter that another Death Eater's managed to escape Azkaban!

We don't need another story about how flawed the system is, thank you!

Honestly, the Ministry's incompetence is just outrageous, and I think it's fairly obvious who might have helped Dolohov escape. Personally, I think some of the Aurors have gotten really careless, and Zeller's actions reflect badly on the whole system. Ministress Bones ought to really enforce stricter regulations. How can the Ministry be expected to hold anyone while certain security measures are so terribly lax? It's so pathetic it's disgusting, really.
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021. [Feb. 8th, 2005|11:52 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
It's been ages since I posted that owl, and I do hope Viktor's all right. He might just be busy. After all, it's perfectly reasonable to be busy when you're coaching the unluckiest Quidditch team in decades, really.

Ron's asked me to the Valentine Ball, which brings up several complications. How on earth am I supposed to find the time to peruse those ridiculous dress robe catalogues and order a dress on time? It's hard to find anything I'd like - some are so dumpy, and others are...well, nothing I'd want to show off to the school, thanks.

And honestly, I can't believe there isn't a book listing spells against overhearing someone, or writing down specific things. You'd think, if Hogwarts stocked books detailing complete rubbish, like charms to curl someone's nostril hair, that there would be a few books about that sort of thing, wouldn't you? ...No, Madam Pince can't have been serious.

Well, at any rate, I'm quite glad the meeting worked out the way it did, even if Zacharias Smith turned up uninvited. I wonder how he found out, exactly? Still, I think we can trust him. We've got to - he's allied himself with us now, whether he meant to or not.

We're going to call ourselves the DA, for Dumbledore's Army. Ginny suggested it. It's quite clever, isn't it? We are a sort of army now. I think Harry was a bit shocked at the number of people who came, but it's reassuring to know we have so many people on our side. I've got our roster, and I'm positive the hex works. They're small victories, but with luck, this will work, and we will teach ourselves defencive magic.
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020. Italics private to Harry, Ron, and Ginny [Jan. 27th, 2005|10:50 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
[Current Mood |worriedworried]

I've just gotten a letter from Viktor.

I don't want to hand it in, honestly. He's my friend, and I personally think the notion that he's a Death Eater is a load of rubbish. If he was really so keen on using me as an information source, I expect he'd have been a bit more persistant. I mean, look at it logically - why would he waste two years writing to me about Quidditch games and schoolwork? They're such trivial subjects, after all, and he's had plenty of opportunities to learn secrets. It just doesn't make sense that he wouldn't have taken advantage of them, especially in Bulgaria last summer.

I'm going to hand it in to Professor McGonagall. I don't really trust Professor Moody to keep it in one piece, and I want to read it if it's harmless.

...Oh, honestly, this is so STUPID. He could be hurt, and Moody's horribly quick to jump to conclusions, he wouldn't even care

I will find out why Viktor's been fraternising with Death Eaters, and we will have a defence group meeting in Hogsmeade

Goodness, I suppose blatant barbarism's an acceptable practise in school Quidditch!
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019. Entry private to Harry, Ron, Ginny [Jan. 11th, 2005|08:15 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
[Current Mood |shockedshocked]

It isn’t true. There’s got to be a mistake. Professor Moody isn’t exactly known for rational thinking, is he? He’s come to plenty of conclusions based on paranoia, and he’s recently been acting a bit odder than usual, so there’s a distinct chance that he’s wrong. But Professor McGonagall apparently agrees, and Viktor is in contact with Dolohov.

No. Surely he wouldn’t…I’m positive there’s some sort of inaccuracy. Perhaps they’ve overlooked things. I know Viktor, quite well, thanks. Even if he’s a bit unreasonable - where I’m concerned, at least - he wouldn’t join the Death Eaters, unless he had no choice. And even then, I can’t imagine his joining. He isn’t like that, and I don’t care what anyone says.

It isn’t true. He hasn’t turned against us. I’m going to speak to Professor Moody straight away, and tell him about Viktor’s and my summer conversations. For all anyone knows, this could all be some sort of misunderstanding. The facts are that Viktor’s seriously injured, and in contact with Dolohov – but if I’m right about the Karkaroff bit, he’s just been horribly misled. I’ve a feeling Moody won’t listen, but he’s got to take into account that I know Viktor better than anyone else does. I’m going to speak to Dumbledore and McGonagall, as well. There's got to be someone who believes me.

Do you know, I'm rather tired of waiting for things to happen. Harry, I'm sending those owls about the defence group tonight.
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018. [Nov. 23rd, 2004|05:40 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
[Current Mood |distresseddistressed]

We did it! We did it!

I suppose someone really wanted to instigate mayhem by burning our banners, and I hope they're pleased, because plenty of people are in the Hospital Wing now. I thought Gryffindor-Slytherin games were quite dirty already, thanks. And for goodness sake, is fouling someone on purpose really worth risking a retaliation and nearly getting yourselves killed?

Anyway, well done, all of you - though I've got to say, I don't at all like the way things went. I was covering my eyes and shrieking like an idiot like everyone else, after all.

We can't know for sure that the Slytherins burned our banners, but...well, who else would, really? It makes perfect sense that even one individual could be angry over Moody's rather irrational punishment - but angry enough to burn our banners? It just means they're not averse to doing worse damage...
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017. [Nov. 19th, 2004|05:53 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger

No - honestly - it is! I've cast a Protean Charm, and it was far easier than I thought it would be. It took a bit of work, but I can actually manipulate Galleon serial numbers - simultaneously - to say things in code, and it looks genuine as well!

Anyway, I really am quite pleased I don't have to resort to writing things on parchment as usual, because my hand's practically numb. After three rolls of parchment, an entire bottle of ink, and row upon row of painfully neat handwriting, I wouldn't be at all surprised if I've gone half blind, thanks my eyesight's gotten worse. I do respect Professor Snape - far more than Harry and Ron do, I expect - but he's undeniably nasty, and his mood only seems to be more foul every year. I suppose it was a tragic blow to his anticipations when he saw all three of us on his roll, because he's taking his frustration out on us even more than usual, especially Harry. He must have really hoped he'd be rid of at least one of us after the examinations.

The house elves wouldn't divulge anything about our punch culprit, and the frustrating thing is, I'm positive one of them knows who it was. I rather think the poor elf's been frightened into silence, actually. Oh, I wish things could have gone differently! Everyone assumes it's Malfoy - and let's face it, he's the most likely candidate - but assumptions don't mean anything at all unless there's solid evidence to back them up.

And goodness, it's Gryffindor versus Slytherin quite soon, isn't it? I don't care what the other houses think; we'd better win, because I swear I'm going to strangle Pansy Parkinson if I have to hear another I just can't stand hearing another idiotic, tone-deaf round of "Weasley Is Our King."
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016. Hexed against Slytherins, professors, and people outside Hogwarts in a moment of hazy thought [Nov. 2nd, 2004|05:35 pm]
Hermione Jane Granger
[Current Mood |weirdweird]

The ball itself was quite nice, but I don't like the after-effects it's got. In fact, it’s rather suspicious that everyone’s acting ridiculous, isn’t it? I don’t suppose I can say I feel very normal at all; rather funny, actually.

Everyone's spouting rubbish they're going to regret, of course. I wish I could stop, but I feel nastily obliged to explain things. Justin was a perfectly nice partner and I'm quite glad I got to set an example by going with someone worth talking to and knowing; after all there really isn't anything exemplary about me aside from my position, is there? Just me, really, the know-it-all Muggleborn who's perfectly aware that books and cleverness aren't all there is to life. For heaven's sake, I'm just as normal as the rest of you. Of course I'm angry with you, Ron, I never forget your birthday and anyway you and Harry of all people ought to know a simple birthday wish would have sufficed. I expect it won't matter quite soon; underappreciation is perfectly normal, after all. Five years of it now, but I love you both very much.

Goodness, punctuation's a bit difficult to place, isn't it?

I notice Bulstrode didn't hex Ron; I brought my wand because I wanted to make sure she wouldn't try anything funny. I've learnt some particularly nasty hexes, by the way, did you know? All sorts of clever little tricks and advanced concepts. Really quite stupid and offensive of Ron to go with someone who's tried to strangle me, and it was good to see Harry there as well. Luna Lovegood's unusual company, isn't she? I've never met someone with such obscure theories.

For heaven's sake if you wanted to dance you'd only to ask, Ron.

It was a little odd to be so dressed up again, my hair's horribly unmanageable but at least the results were lovely. Parvati honestly don't you realise how ridiculous you looked? I can't believe they let you in.

Oh dear...I...this is a potion, isn't it? Nothing else could make everyone say these private things. Something in the food or the punch, I expect.

I'm going to vomit ask for an antidote straight away; too muddled to research things yet or even to formulate correct sentences. Honestly, I can't believe someone was stupid enough to think they could get away with this it's not funny at all.
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