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[02 Dec 2004|01:56pm]

[ mood | quite strange ]

Isn't it strange how something as quiet as a heartbeat can be the loudest sound in the world?

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[21 Aug 2004|12:32pm]

Since everything I'm saying lately has inevitably offended someone I thought I ought to take advantage of the situation to tell you all that you're all complete tossers. And will so continue to be until I decide otherwise.

I think I'll go ride today. It's raining but I don't care.
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[08 Jul 2004|08:48pm]

When these books originally began to appear in bookshops, Sirius and I were, I believe, among the first to acquire them -- originally because having left Hogwarts made for a rather difficult time keeping track of James, Peter and Lily. We spent a great deal of time bantering, and being generally quite odd and silly. The war existed, yes, but it was a quiet, faraway thing. Since then, a great deal has changed, both here and in the world outside these pages, and the war has become something... not so far off, and ultimately, something far more personal. We have lost a Minister, and some of us have lost far more. Chatter which was once so carefree has become strained as the world has bloodied itself, and it seems no one is untouched.

In these times, I've cause to appreciate these books. For despite the habit of certain unfortunate sorts come round to irritate us, they have given us a bridge of words to others: those whom we, otherwise, would not have met, and those we've known before, whom we would have, perhaps, had difficulty keeping in contact with.

I suppose I am the sort to keep count of these things. But when I first opened my book, and saw Sirius' writing appear across my page, I swore that I should remember, in six months, or twelve, or twenty-four, where I was at that moment.

I'd no idea so much could change in half a year.
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[05 Jul 2004|07:33pm]

I did not know her well, having only met her a handful of times, but of the people closest to me, she was mother to two, one by birth and one by choice.

This loss cannot be universalised because it isn't universal, but it is... tragic. And these times, there are too many losses.

I don't really know what else to say.
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Cygnus. [04 Jul 2004|09:05pm]

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. It seems he has run out of luck. Trip and fall, scream and cry, turn and burn until you die.

I will not miss him, and neither will you.

Think about it.
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Greetings to Lily and James [02 Jun 2004|12:01am]

Wedding Greetings from Glenda
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[13 May 2004|07:00pm]

When the Prophet "covers" me...

...it ought to use a better picture.
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[10 May 2004|12:28am]

[ mood | worried ]

Where are the cats?

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[30 Apr 2004|01:21pm]

Happy Birthday, darling. Love you!
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[30 Apr 2004|10:06am]


Haha, happy birthday, mate. And I do mean happy, all right, so cheer up. You'll enjoy it if it kills you. No being all stroppy on your birthday.
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[30 Apr 2004|04:59am]

Happy Birthday, Prongs.

Now you have joined the ranks of the inappropriately old.
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Mr Sirius Black [06 Apr 2004|09:01am]

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

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[06 Apr 2004|08:17am]

Ahem. In the tradition set by the celebration of my own birthday some months back:

Happy Birthday, Sirius Black!

There are things I'd like to tell you, but I will do so in private. For the moment there is this.

Je t'aime, mon étoile.
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what do you know [29 Feb 2004|01:28pm]

[ mood | pleased ]

Hogwarts is not as dull as I remembered it, it seems.

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[06 Feb 2004|11:46am]


OH MY! [01 Feb 2004|06:01pm]

Because I am so pathetic that my life revolves around whatever sad little jobs may or may not have me, I find myself in need of writing that I HAVE ONE OH HOW LUCKY I AM!


Really, the lot of you ought to get something better to live for. Although... I am referring to mutts and mudbloods, so I suppose there isn't much.
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I got an owl this morning [01 Feb 2004|01:39pm]

[ mood | jubilant ]


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Can hardly contain myself! [01 Feb 2004|11:38am]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

Oh Merlin's beard! I'm so excited I can hardly keep my quill still (so I'll apologise now for the bad handwriting)! This is seriously, seriously great stuff!

I got the job!

Got the owl last night, but I didn't read it until this morning. This is fantastic!
Right, well if you'll excuse me, I have some owls to send and a shoddy bar job to resign from.

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Another year older... [19 Jan 2004|05:16pm]

[ mood | pleased ]

Well then. The day has not yet ended but I think I will take a moment to say, you are all insane. Clearly, I cannot tell people not to make a fuss without their immediately going on and making one. Perhaps if I'd said to make one, I would have been left alone?

But really this isn't meant for a complaint. I thank all of you for your attention and gifts. And, for those who are wondering:

From my mum, a photobook and a number of french pastries which I know from sight, yet not by name. Madame Lupin, it seems, carries her home in her heart, or at least in her kitchen.

And of course, from Sirius, a new quill (to replace the one vanquished most mercilessly by Augustus,) most delicious chocolates (Birthdays are, I think, a scheme to put a bit of bulk on my - to be charitable - slim frame) and a Book of Everchanging Stories. Which I most love. Sirius, you never cease to amaze me.

I also received a book on astronomy, which was an interesting choice.

James, Lily, I welcome you visit tomorrow, but insist that you do not bring a gift.

And again, I thank you for being so kind.

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No Fuss [19 Jan 2004|09:11am]

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday Dear Moony,
Happy birthday to you!


...You old bugger.
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