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  • Gwenog Jones: [pointing out each of the Harpies to a new player] Ginny Weasley. She's got six older siblings, so she's always trying to prove that she's tough.
  • [Earlier]
  • Ginny: [puts a few drops of hot sauce on her sandwich]
  • Gwenog: Careful, that stuff's pretty hot.
  • Ginny: Oh is it? Hmm? [Pours entire hot sauce bottle on her sandwich]

@quidditchteamnet creation event: professional quidditch teams 

Holyhead Harpies

The Holyhead Harpies are the only all-women teams in Britain.Captain, Gwenog Jones has recently spoken of her retirement from the team, although, she still speaks very fondly of them. Rumour has it that chaser, Ginny Weasley, is in talks of becoming the next captain of the team. Jones has spoken out about this, mentioning her happiness for Weasley to become the next captain.

We asked about how the team works and we got a positively suitable answer from chaser Valmai Morgan.

“It’s just like a big hangout with your closest friends. We all enjoy ourselves so much, so it’s not like work at all.”

We’re glad to hear about how well the team’s getting on, and we can’t wait to hear about their future prospects.

Extract from Witch Weekly, November 2010.

‘That Quidditch Cup’ll have our name on it this year,’ said Wood happily as they trudged back up to the castle. ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if you turn out better than Charlie Weasley, and he could have played for England if he hadn’t gone off chasing dragons.’
— 

Sorcerers Stone, chapter 10

Can you imagine Charlie reading in one of his letters from home that Ginny has been practicing quidditch plays nearly every day? How, the moment she’s done with her lessons, Ginny is out the door and borrowing his brothers’ the old brooms in the shed? Not only that, but she’s good. Shockingly good for her age.

So Charlie starts writing her. Letters telling Ginny about the dragons in Romania and occasionally dropping hits in how to balance better or pull out of a risky dive. When his parents and Ginny come to visit him that Christmas he gives her his old copy of Quidditch Through The Ages for her gift. Molly scrunches her nose as Ginny reads hungrily, asking him about with the notes and doodles he’d scribbled into the margins from his time as the Gryffindor seeker and the team captain. And when they get home Ginny practices even harder, until the blisters on her hands turn to calluses

Then years later when she earns a spot on the Gryffindor team as chaser Charlie demands a play-by-play of every game. Between her, Ron, and the twins he jokes with the other wizards and witches at the dragon sanctuary that he almost has a full quidditch team.

When the war is over Charlie gets an excited letter from Harry explaining that the Holyhead Harpies are trying to recruit her. Halfway through the letter he whoops with joy and announces to anyone that will listen that Ginny will be the next Gwenog Jones. Whenever the Harpies have a game Charlie checks and double checks that a wizard wireless nearby to hear the game.

Not even the dragons are enough to shut him up when his baby sister is mentioned scoring a goal (although several disgruntled dragons try).

Charlie and Ginny talking quidditch whenever there’s a family meal and he’s in attendance, even after she retires as a professional athlete. Because Charlie’s joy and excitement in regards to Ginny’s success as a quidditch player is second only to Harry.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I don't know if you've been asked this before, but what do you think of Ginny's sexuality? I've always thought of her as bisexual (and had a crush on Gwenog Jones), but of course Harry's her "one" :)

I agree with you, that’s how I see her and that’s what I think while designing her :) In my mind she wouldn’t think of cheating on Harry with anyone else because I also see her as a very loyal person and true to her feelings for Harry, but I do believe she gets very friendly with her fangirls xD! 

One day Harry and Ginny are walking together on Diagon Alley and a girl approaches them, “Hi can you sign my shirt? I love you!” And Ginny gets “Ok, just because he saved the world doesn’t mean he wants to have fans all around him and…” the girl blinks. “Oh, but I was talking to you. No offense, Mr. Potter” Ginny smiles and changes her posture imediatly. “Oh, well :D Of course.” The girl has that look “I love your hair” and Ginny goes “Thank you you’re very sweet” And Harry looks at his watch because he knows when Ginny meets a fan she takes a little bit longer interacting with them. “Ginny, I’m going to this shop, see you there.” Ginny doesn’t even look at him “OK, honey, bye! So did you watch the last game-”

anonymous asked:

Katie Bell joining the quidditch team to distract her self from her feelings ( or lack there of). She know she is not like everyone else but it is not tell she hear the words aro/ace that she starts to understand that she may not be so different. ~Huffelpuff

The Gryffindor quidditch team has a long history of aro and ace players teaching and supporting one another. Katie Bell first learned the words from Oliver Wood, who learned them from Charlie Weasley, and on and on through Gwenog Jones and James Potter and Minerva McGonagall up until the very first Gryffindor quidditch team.

Aro and ace Gryffindors know the members of their quiddtich team will always have their backs.

- Ravenclaw Mod

Basics

Name: Gwenog Jones
Age: 22
Hogwarts: Hufflepuff
Occupation: Beater for the Holyhead Harpies

Story So Far

  • Born in a small town on the edge of Snowdonia, Gwen’s lived in Wales all her life, and is incredibly close with her family. Two older brothers, a sports journalist mother, and the wide expanses of the Welsh countryside made Quidditch an absolute must in her childhood. She took to it like a duck to water, as the saying goes, and was picked as a chaser in only her second year at Hogwarts, although she progressed to beater the following year when she found she had a proclivity for hitting things aggressively with damn good accuracy. She was scouted for the Harpies almost straight out of Hogwarts. Her brothers got season tickets from her so they could show up for every game if they chose to.
  • A halfblood with a muggleborn for a father, she’s always led a very integrated life with the muggle world, as it was his choice to work for a Muggle company, rather than within the wizarding world. This has given her a healthy respect for equality between all blood-statuses, as well as an idea of how to use technology. She’s very adept at it, and as a result all her social media is very up to date though she is conscious of the fact that there are occasions on which she probably overshares.
  • Her aptitude for technology does reassure her though, that should she ever need to make an early departure from a Quidditch career – which is not unusual, it is after all a rather violent sport – she feels safe that she could make a career for herself in the media if she set her mind to it. That’s only a backup plan in her mind. Already she’s hoping to Captain the Harpies one day, though she’d not be against taking offers from different clubs if something better turned up. She doesn’t like thinking ahead like this, though. Hers is not so much a world of what ifs, and she doesn’t plan too far ahead if she can help it, seeing no point in worrying too much over the possibilities of the future.

Personality Traits

+ friendly + determined + outgoing

- thoughtless - easily distracted - restless

Connections

Greta Catchlove: friend; schoolmates

Ludo Bagman: quidditch rival; frenemy

Thorfinn Rowle: dislikes

Gwenog is portrayed by NATHALIE EMMANUEL. She is currently TAKEN.

“He had never been inside it before. It was small, but bright, There was a large poster of the Wizarding band the Weird Sisters on one wall, and a picture of Gwenog Jomes, Captain of the all-witch Quidditch team the Holyhead Harpies, on the other. A desk stood facing the open window, which looked out over the orchard where he and Ginny had once played two-a-side Quidditch with Ron and Hermione.” - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Page 115

anonymous asked:

Ooh rare Slughorn positivity! Do you mind if I ask why you like him?

Slughorn? He’s the best.

He grew up in the same environment as the worst of the series’ characters but that had no effect on his beliefs at all. While it is not an achievement not to be prejudiced, we have seen many characters lured into those kinds of beliefs by their environment. He may have gone to Hogwarts way earlier for Slytherin to be explicitly prejudiced but this is still a house that has Salazar as the founder and Pureblood as its password so… This doesn’t mean he was a mellow guy, this isn’t coming from passivity in him so he’s a sound dude.

He allows you to advance. The shelf. The shelf is a good thing. Here’s why. I can only give my own personal experience but I hope it’s demonstrative. I was a kid who was always entered into competitions and won them all without fail, without being asked whether I like it or not. It was a lot of extra work, for nothing. We have no prefects here, no head boy/girl, we get accepted to university based on our grades and only the most prestigious stuff counts as extra points when applying, (which I did but basically only that one national competition should have been enough, the rest were absolutely useless). Now, I’d like to get something for my work, if that’s not too much to ask, besides the joy of learning and parents thinking I poop gold on command. Credit, recognition, appreciation, extra points, better grades, an extra scrap of paper at graduation ceremonies, that’s all nice, but without the danger of sounding ungrateful, they’re also pretty useless. What matters is opportunities. You work hard, you want doors to open, right? Slughorn opens those doors for you. That is AMAZING. That is REAL help, that is the real fruit of your hard work. Opportunities are the hardest things to come by, Slughorn gave the best thing to students he could. Ginny may have appreciated the satisfaction she derived from her Bat-Bogey Hexes and the laughs she gave her friends but I’m sure the most valuable thing was meeting Gwenog Jones, her future captain, through Slughorn.

Meritocracy is a good thing. I believe in state schools, equal funding, I believe in the full comprehensive system, if you’re English/Welsh/Scottish (I’m Hungarian for the record just trying to help pinpoint what terms per geographical location I mean because it’s a mess ughhh). You should all have an equal shot. However, there is absolutely no point or use in treating all kids equally if you erase opportunities to stand out. That’s why even in comprehensives there are advanced classes and prefects, and a headboy/girl. I’ve seen some posts enraged about the everyone-gets-a-trophy culture that is prevalent in the USA (not in Europe really? idk, I’ve rarely seen this cookies for participation stuff). Yes, that is bloody useless and Slughorn is the opposite of it. He’s not vindictive about it, though. He doesn’t want to pit students against one another to vye for positions. The table seats enough, there’s always space on his shelves. But you have to earn it otherwise what’s the point?

He seems elitist because the first students he invites to lunch are people he assumes would be talented based on successful relatives but he also later invites Ginny for the hex and Hermione because she’s brilliant. In fact, he doesn’t take to Draco at all, because he’s right to stay well away from the Malfoys, and he sees Malfoy’s a right shit. If Malfoy was a good person and a talented student and Slughorn didn’t appreciate him just because of his family name, that’d be a problem. That’s not the case, though. He really wanted to teach Sirius as his Head of House, too, so he ultimately doesn’t care about what your relationship with your parents are or how much you’re like or unlike them.

He phrases his thoughts a bit bluntly to us, that’s also the writing, probably, I mean, whoever talks like that in real life? But he’s a character, he has to be a bit caricaturistic as opposed to the everyman(ish) main character. But the actual thoughts behind all that are something I like. He would have been Percy’s dream teacher, can you imagine? And yes, what Percy’s doing, the “networking” is a smart thing. It’s almost impossible to break out of a disadvantaged situation just on your own. (And he was being hindered by Arthur’s lousy reputation too.)

A lot of this sounds mean but if you work hard, yes, you absolutely should get real rewards, not just a plastic trophy or a well done comment. Otherwise what’s the point? You know, I just finished my BA in English and I had a yearmate who did the same degree over the course of double the time, on purpose.ON PURPOSE. (You get the first 12 semesters free here unless you go abroad after graduation in the next 25 years.) So this guy purposefully arrived at the uni, declared that he would fail every course twice to drag his uni years out, and he was the laziest, most annoyingly obstructing-everyone-else’s-work kinda guy. But he got the degree too. On paper, he and I are equal. I worked my ass off for my grades and bursary that meant life and death in some months, and did extra research for the most prestigious research competition/conference in the country. None of that matters to employers. He’s still going to be hired more likely, he’ll still make 14% more than me in any job. That effin caveman. So yeah, I’d love a Slughorn type person who has real help to offer. Real connections. Not just even more extra work, like other projects that nobody has motivation or ambition for, just more stuff I have to split my time on, like in this past year, like… no, no, no. If you see a student who wants to stand out, don’t give them yet more work. Listen, you have to give something real for something real. I love learning, I love working, but it does nothing to chit-chat and congratulate and tell a student they’d be amazing at xyz top university in whatever country that’s got more resources and prestige. You have to actually direct them to programs that they can afford, actually give them money, actually give them connections that get them jobs so they can save up on their own, or extra credits that will actually internationally matter.

Also, he collects people together, he creates events where talented people can meet, which is good. Brilliant minds are awesome on their own but when they join forces, they can make great things. (Well, terrible, yeess but great - if we look at the group that happened to contain Lucius and Riddle. Oops.) Slughorn makes his famous friends meet one another, not just himself. For the life of me I don’t understand why Harry’s averse to this. Sorry not everyone can afford to be a special chosen one??? People actually have worked hard to be invited to such parties as Slughorn’s one. Appreciate it, you utter idiot. I cannot believe that scene was wasted on teenage boy/girlfriend problems and the idiotic Draco plot.

I mean, I love that there’s that bit about Flitwick in the Ravenclaw greeting message on Pottermore that he cheers you up when you’re down. I love the Hufflepuff inclusivity, yes we should all want to be Hufflepuffs. However, The actual point of all that homework is to get somewhere, right? Slughorn.

Also, he’s a débonaire kinda guy, his bouncing moustache and big belly and extensive academic knowledge, he’s just awesome. I had a professor at uni, took an optional course on Italian Renaissance Literature and another on just Dante with him and he reminded me of Slughorn, especially when he started to go on about his love of Dante’s genius, like, man, that was real love. Anyway, Slughorn creates events at Hogwarts that bring people together. Quidditch is fun but it’s rivalry and it’s a giant event to go to a game. The drama club has been banned as far as we know. There are clubs that are study groups so not just spaces to only hang out. You have the common rooms but that’s just for your own friends and people study there. They have no movie nights, concerts, the Yule Ball is only because of the incredibly rare Triwizard Tournament. There’s no Christmas party regularly, since kids tend to go home. They need more events at Hogwarts where you don’t have to work but can mingle with people other than your immediate group of friends.

And one last thing to love:

“Oho!”

Bless.

Slughorn’s a good one.

anonymous asked:

kell(e? suddenly i am so unsure but already committed to the ask so can't look at bio)y waspabi, is there an actual plot to charms over notting hill in your head or do you just pick pieces as you go?

i mean, there is a vague gesture towards the idea of a plot. often there’s something to do with a lady called glenys stoutmorton and her disreputable significant others/relations, and anything that could possibly happen does happen. if you’re asking if i have an actual idea of what really happens, absolutely not, i just come up with wizardy soap concepts that entertain me. 

if you’re interested, a tour of the charms over notting hill mentions!

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anonymous asked:

Okay but how would James be if you were in an argument and he reached his hand up to touch your hair or something and you flinched?

omg i heard my heart break just reading this prompt :O


  • Usually when you guys fight it’s about something small, like you leaving wet towels on the bathroom floor or James using magic for things that are honestly better done without it
  • But you’d have one fight that was particularly bad
  • It all started because you went to a Harpies game without telling him
  • Which would have been fine if it didn’t happen to have been the same day as your two-year anniversary, which you honestly forgot about and didn’t blow off on purpose, but that didn’t make him any less angry when you came home in a new Harpies jersey raving about how great the game was 
  • You didn’t understand why James, who was such a big Quidditch fan, wasn’t excited to see the Gwenog Jones bobblehead you had gotten him
  • Then it clicked and your stomach just totally dropped because you never forget these things??? how could it already be your anniversary???? oh my god????
  • He’d be pissed because he had a whole night planned out and you’d start out by apologizing but then he’d make some angry accusation that you don’t even care about him and then you’d both start screaming
  • And James was holding his wand, not intending to use it but just because it was in his hand when he got home, and because he was so riled up he’d accidentally cause some sparks to shoot out and narrowly miss you
  • He would be horrified because he would never ever do anything to hurt you and he’d drop his wand with a clatter and then he’d be the one apologizing over and over and even though you knew it was a mistake you’d be really shaken by it
  • He’d come over and stand in front of you and try to brush the hair back from your face where the sparks flew by it to make sure the spell didn’t hit you at all and you would flinch ever so slightly but enough that he notices 
  • And it would break his heart tbh he’d start crying on the spot and that would make you cry
  • And sometimes actions really do speak louder than words because you can both tell how sorry the other is because of your tears and the way James was standing back from you as if he was afraid to touch you (fuck this is killing me)
  • There’d be a long silence where you just stand feet away from each other but then you’d catch his eye and see how much emotional pain he was in
  • And then you’d just walk over and fling yourself into his arms and he’d mumble into your hair something about how this wasn’t how he wanted to spend your anniversary :’(
  • And you’d pull away from him and sniffle and you’d both say you’re so so sorry
  • “It’s only 8, though, we can still make this a good night <3″ So you spend the rest of the evening cooking dinner together and then eating on the couch in your pajamas and okay sure it’s not the romantic night out James had planned but you’re just happy to be in each others’ company as you make up for what happened earlier <3

Jeez I didn’t mean for that to get so dramatic??? Hope you liked it?

Cait :)

anonymous asked:

Ok I always imagine ginny being really short and Harry really tall and him making fun of her for being short so could u pleeaaassse write a fluffy fic about this?

A/N: I don’t think I followed the prompt exactly, but I think it’s pretty close to what you wanted?  This is kind of bizarre. It started with a prompt and somehow we got here 2,000+ words later. I made myself laugh, so hopefully you will too :)

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Ginny didn’t mind being short. Really.  In fact it had benefited her often in her personal and professional life.  People, whether brothers or Quidditch opponents, constantly underestimated her abilities and sheer gritty determination based solely on what some would call her…diminutive stature.  Plus, for the every day stuff, she’s a witch, so it isn’t like reaching the top shelf is a big deal. With a quick flick of her wand, that all important and nearly forgotten packet of biscuits flies into her waiting hands, read to be devoured.

So, it’s safe to say Ginny didn’t much think about her height, compensating with skill and a fiery personality that practically begged someone to give her a reason to perform a bat bogey hex.  This was the state of affairs for most of her existence; that is until she moved in with Harry and he decided to show off how tall he was any chance he got.

Somehow, the blasted man always manages to show up when Ginny is about to retrieve something from its high perch – whether a clean set of sheets, Harry’s old Weasley jumper, or the sack of flour she only pulls out when a sudden need to be domestic washes over her on a lazy Saturday afternoon.  No matter the object, as soon as she tries to summon it, his long, lanky hand appears and he’s handing it to her with that stupid smile she wants to kiss and smack in equal parts. Perhaps not equal, he is rather cute, but there’s still a definite need to smack…and then maybe kiss it better.

Anyway.  One particular evening, Ginny decided this had gone on long enough, and after a fortifying cup of tea so strong her spoon stood up in it, that may or may not have had a shot or three of firewhisky in it, she had resolved to confront her beast of a husband.  Well not a beast but she has to get revved up and name-calling helps, a practice Gwenog encourages and Molly Weasley tolerates with flared nostrils and violently clicking knitting needles.

And so it was that Harry Potter, the Boy-Who-Lived, youngest seeker in a century, Auror extraordinaire, came to be stuck to his own kitchen cabinets with his wife tapping her foot impatiently.

“Er-”

“I don’t like this Potter.”

Harry shifted his feet uncomfortably, “My bum?”

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Gwenog was on her way down to breakfast, her bag heavy with books and rolls of parchment. She was tying her tie as she walked, and at the same time thinking about drills to run at practice later, and which players needed to work on which skills. Her feet walked her almost automatically through the hallways, avoiding the trick steps and running down the shifting staircases in an easy, practiced manner. She had been here for seven years after all.  Hogwarts felt just as much like home as her parents’ home in Wales, or any of the other homes of her various family members. She loved the castle and, sometimes, she truly felt as if the castle loved her. She wasn’t sure if that’s why it decided to lead her down the wrong hallway while she wasn’t looking in time to see someone where they certainly were not supposed to be.

With a big sigh, Gwenog stopped, mid mental list for who to try out for Chaser in the next game (she liked to swap people out and around to keep them sharp. Plus see which combinations worked best, and who was working the hardest.) “Look, I have a lot of things to do this morning and I haven’t even had breakfast yet. So please tell me what exactly you’re doing? And make it quick?” 

#ThrowbackThursday: March 27th 2003

THE BOY WHO REPRODUCED: POTTER COUPLE EXPECTING FIRST CHILD

The Wizarding nation has been invigorated by the news that Harry and Ginny Potter are expecting their first child. The announcement comes after the Holyhead Harpies star proclaimed her retirement from professional Quidditch in a press conference earlier this morning, additionally revealing this was due to her first pregnancy.

“Since joining the Harpies in 1999, we have gained 3 national championships, and myself a captaincy. However, I’ve gained more than just medals and trophies; I’ve been rewarded with lifelong friends whom I shall cherish for the rest of my life,” revealed Potter, 22, at the Harpies press room earlier today. “Despite this, I will today be announcing my official retirement from professional Quidditch. This is due to the delightful news that my husband and I will be expecting our first child this Autumn. I ask media outlets to please be sensitive and allow our family some privacy during this busy period of our lives.”

Manager of the Harpies, Gwenog Jones, failed to hide her disheartenment at the news, however. Jones, 34, was seen shedding a tear whilst congratulating Potter with the rest of her team backstage; presumably due to the desolate loss of the one of the Harpies’ most successful players.

However the sorrowful news of Potter’s retirement has been all but diminished by the magnanimous news of the pair’s imminent first child. The duo’s strong legion of fans are delighted by the news, and have seen Potter flourish in headlines since the tender age of 14. However many are not surprised by the news, since the rumour of a pregnancy has been circulating as early as February 2001 (Admittedly sourced from our very own Rita Skeeter). The gossip was recently stimulated by an occurrence earlier this week, in which one of The Daily Prophet’s own reporters approached Mr Potter on the validity of the speculations. Auror Potter, travelling to work at the time, reportedly simply winked and stated “No comment, buddy.” The pregnancy is not all entirely surprising, since the couple privately tied the knot last Spring.

Bets on the child’s name are already under way, headed by notorious gambler Ludo Bagman. Since the announcement this morning, It is estimated that 10,000 galleons has already been invested in the betting fixtures. “Most of the names are betting James for a boy, and Lily on a girl,” disclosed Bagman earlier today, who is regarding Potter’s deceased parents. “Arthur is another popular one for a boy,” (Mrs Potter’s father, Head of the Misuse of Magical Artefacts office) “Personally I’m betting for the underdog names. Just bet 50 galleons on Fulgentius.”

The duo’s child is predicted to arrive some time this July. Here at The Daily Prophet, we wish both Potters the best of luck on their journey to parenthood… let’s just hope the young new Potter’s life will not be as eventful as their father’s.