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Ginny was flipping through the library books, searching for a hex that she could use for Lupin's assignment.  It was not supposed to be harmful, but rather distract the attacker sufficiently.  It could, however, be uncomfortable.  Or a spell that facilitated escape.  But Ginny preferred a more direct approach.  They were supposed to master their spell and write an essay about its uses and disadvantages, difficulty, history, and other interesting facts about it.

After the horror that she had endured the year before, Ginny had discovered a great interest in Defense Against the Dark Arts.  Or maybe it was the way that Lupin was teaching it.  Everyone agreed that you couldn't help but be interested when he was teaching.  You took notes because you wanted to remember what he had said and did the assignments because you wanted to find out more of the subject.  

She wanted to find a really good hex for this project.  She had already searched Jinxes to Annoy the Annoying and was nearly halfway through Harmless Hexes and Joyful Jinxes.

The jelly-legs jinx.  She already knew six people were doing it.  And it was boring.  Everyone knew about it.

The sneezing hex.  Interesting, perhaps useful.  She marked the page.

The pumpkin-head jinx.  Encases the subject's head in a pumpkin.  Ginny giggled.

The bat-bogey hex.  Caused the subjects bogeys to become enlarged, shape into bats and attack the subject.  She wondered how hard it was.  It was mischievous, funny and seemed effective.  Who could possibly duel with bat-shaped bogies attacking their face?

She copied down all the information she needed and put the book away.  Walking through the castle, looking for an empty classroom, Ginny realized that she couldn't simply practice this on her own.  She needed a subject.  No problem.  What else were the Slytherins good for?  She headed downstairs and out to the courtyards, where students were lying about in the cool October sun.  

She picked a hidden corner, secluded but not so hidden that she would appear to be up to something if noticed.  A group of Slytherins weren't far.  She took aim.

"Nasis Chiropteras," she whispered.  Nothing happened.  She tried again, moving her wand a little differently.  

Twenty minutes of this went by before Blaise Zabini seemed unable to shake an odd discomfort in his nose.  He sniffed, rubbed at it, and made funny faces, but something was clearly bothering him.  Ginny giggled.  

Ten minutes after that, Goyle was attacked by uncontrollable sneezing.  And soon after that, Miles Bletchley became her first full-fledged victim.  Yellow-green bogies enlarged into bat-like shapes at flapped mercilessly at his face and eyes while he yelled in surprise and confusion.  

Pleased with herself, Ginny hopped down from her perch and skipped back into the castle, leaving Bletchley and whoever chose to help him to battle his bogies.  She was pretty sure this essay would be, if not enjoyable, and least far more tolerable than most.  

Fred and George were standing in a corner, heads together.  Up to something, as usual.  Not that she minded their troublemaking.  When it embarrassed her in some way, then it became an issue.

"Darling big brothers," she called, too sweetly.

They turned.

"This is for the last month of being a pain.  You have a long way to go before we're square."

"Gin, what—"

"Nasis chiopteras!"

She left her confused and very distracted brothers to wrestle the spell until it wore off.  This was going to be a good year.
Okay, for the record, I HATE this. I liked the idea but I executed it very poorly. The only reason I'm posting it is that I am OCD and refuse to do this ABC series out of order and I've been stuck on B for way too long.

My only excuse for Ginny's actions is this: she's spent her whole life hearing her brothers complain about the Slytherins and doesn't understand anything else about them. Also, she's only twelve.

B was originally supposed to be "BOOM." It was going to be a bittersweet piece about George causing mayhem at Fred's funeral. Because a solemn funeral with respectful whispers and black robes is just not Fred's style. BUT I could not, for the life of me, manage to get the balance of sad and funny right. Maybe I'll try it again, under a different title, but for now I give you this.

This is my "ABCs" series. I got the idea from :iconlariren-shadow:. Her series is on the Last Airbender fandom, and it's pretty funny. Most of these will be funny, but a few will be darker, memories of the war and such.

Most of them will be about the Next Generation, but I may throw a curveball. We'll see how things play out.

If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them, but there are no guarantees I'll be able to bring every idea into it. After all, there are only 26 of these, assuming I stick with it.

A is for Arachnid: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
C is for Crucio: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
F is for Fight: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
M is for More: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
Q is for Questions: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
S is for Snitch: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…

Next is a special one that I'm working really hard on. Enjoy!

Yeah, faving without commenting sucks. Don't do it. You comment, I'll send love.
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TinkerTalker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
oh, ginny.....i could use that spell.........
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
oh yes. some people.......
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TinkerTalker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
hahaha, i have a list of people but i'm too young and can't use magic out of school (:D)
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
soon!!!
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TinkerTalker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
yep!
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The idea is brilliant!!!
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
thanks!!
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maydarkness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
or dirt flavored beans, or Dumbledore.
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maydarkness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D is for Dursleys! i know they arent really in the magic side of harrys world, but its not like they just vanish
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
DURSLEYS!!!! J.K said that harry and ginny took their kids to visit Dudley on occasion. and none of them enjoyed it, really. you are brilliant
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maydarkness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank my awesome boyfriend :iconjigilub: i asked him for ideas
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
boyfriend points
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maydarkness Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed.
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PseudonymousRMY Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've done the same as her if I weren't a Slytherin myself xDDD
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
lol thanks :)
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mageofthebooksolivia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I hope you think about C is for Crookshanks.
I always wondered what would come of him with the trio after the war. Did he live with Ron & Hermione later? Was he long lived? Maybe his musings of his life, love to see him be terrorized by their kids... and vise versa. If I was a writer... *sigh*
Great start though, loved A, this one more though.
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
thanks!! unfortunately, i'm almost done with C and its not crookshanks, but that is an excellent idea and i'll have to work it in somehow.
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Phictionmaker7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Writer
cute very, very cute!
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
lol thanks :)
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Phictionmaker7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Writer
welcome, very welcome!
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