Remember a long while back in Resolving a Misunderstanding, Malcolm applied for the job as Defence Against the Dark Arts instructor? Dumbledore told him he needed a formal letter of application from him. And this is what he wrote: Continue reading →
Does the notion of viral ideas excite you? Have you been infected by one? Do you propagate memes? Have you ever danced the macarena or forwarded a ticklish penguin video to a friend?
If you find memes fascinating, take a look at this article in the online Smithsonian magazine: “What Defines a Meme?”
This little snippet might intrigue you: Continue reading →
More About the Knucker
Did you like the Knucker in Malcolm’s story in chapter 25 of Charming a Scottish Garden?
Read more about it on The Dragon Stone. Scroll down for a version where the beast feasts on “pudden.” 😉 There’s a nice photograph of a knuckerhole, too (a different one from the one below, which I found on Wikimedia).
Sorry I didn’t post this with the story update announcement, but until someone mentioned the Knucker in a review, it didn’t occur to me to include a link to some info about the “real” Knuckers! There are a number of sites about the Knucker legend, but I liked the little snippet at the end of this “Dragon Stone” page. 🙂
- A knuckerhole, Chanctonbury Dew Pond
Photo by Margaret Anne Clark, Hampshire, UK.
Charming the Scottish Garden
Chapter Twenty-Five: A Knucker’s Tale
Summary: Malcolm drags Johannes out for an evening of fun.
Genres: Drama, Romance, Humor, AU
Characters: Aberforth Dumbledore, Rubeus Hagrid, Johannes Birnbaum, Malcolm McGonagall
Sorry it’s been so long since the last update! I hope you enjoy this chapter!
I have posted “Malcolm’s Tale of Angus Óg” to the short fanfic here on the blog. Minerva retells a tale of Malcolm’s, a story of his encounter with Angus Óg one late night, and of how Angus returned a favor of Malcolm’s with one very special one of his own.
Genres: Myth/Legend, Romance, Humor, AU, one-shot
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Malcolm McGonagall, Angus Óg