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Oct. 10th, 2020

Application for [info]thegoldenneep

A. S. J. Bolduc )

Dec. 12th, 2017

Bingo Card )

Apr. 26th, 2017

Application for [info]quiddpitch

A. S. J. Bolduc )

Nov. 1st, 2015

[Dix]

I can confirm that I will be leaving the Ballycastle Bats with the end of this half of the season, the match before Christmas being my last. I am not yet permitted to make a further statement, until my new team has finalised arrangements.

Oct. 17th, 2015

[Neuf]

WELL. I made what turned out to be the mistake of moving from the tiny place in Belfast that I chose when I first started at the Bats to a slightly larger place with a flatmate. Who turned out to be the most neurotic and over sensitive person I have EVER met. Merlin help me, I couldn't choose to sit down fo five minutes with a cup of coffee while my dishes washed themselves without being given the evil eye. I am a tidy person. I like order. But the final straw was when the moron USED A SCOURING CHARM ON MY BROOMSTICK when I laid it on the table for a moment to organise my laundry after training.

In short, I am in the market for somewhere new to live.

Jun. 30th, 2015

WIP for Anaïs S. Bolduc. Ignore for now, Accio Goblet peeps! :) )

Mar. 3rd, 2015

[Huit]

Still not moving to the Haileybury Hammers. Nor the Moosejaw Meteorites.

Sorry, Bats, you're stuck with me for a good while yet!

Nov. 16th, 2014

[Sept]

[ooc: wiki article on Quebecois swear words]

Criss de calice de tabarnac d'osti de sacrament!

Osti d'épais de marde!

Sep. 21st, 2014

[Six]

So, according to the Ottawa Oracle (Canadian equivalent of the Daily Prophet), I'm heading back to that side of the Atlantic to play for the Hammers in a "big money deal" because of "panic at the QAUSC" (Quidditch Association of the United States and Canada) about the number of players heading abroad to play domestic league Quidditch.

Nonsense.

Well, I suppose the latter part may have a point, but I'm not going anywhere. You don't get rid of me that easily, Bats.

Jan. 19th, 2014

[Cinq]

[OOC: Written BEFORE the explosion.]

After what was a pretty damned successful winter tour with the international squad, it's back to the grindstone ready for our next game in the League.

That said, I have the joys of paperwork to do this afternoon. Of all the times, the pick a weekend for that...

Dec. 6th, 2013

[Quatre]

We have made a compromise on where the team will be spending Christmas Day itself. As we have one of our games against the United States in Montana on the 23rd, the plan is to get a portkey across the international border and then a series of Floo trips so that we can spend Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Ottawa. Our next game against the US isn't until the 28th, so even if the break is short, it will certainly be pleasant.

I cannot wait to return. Even if I was raised mostly in France, Canada is the country of my birth and to me it will always be home.

Nov. 24th, 2013

[Trois]

So, we have a new national coach, and it seems that we're wanted to play two friendlies over the Christmas break. One against the United States in Montana, and another against Mexico in the Lacandon jungle.

Looks like I won't be spending Christmas in Paris, then...

Oct. 12th, 2013

[Deux]

Speaking of rumours, I hear our national side will be getting a new coach before too long. Now that is the sort of thing that doesn't happen too often... the Association is usually fairly content with just letting the same guy carry on for a while.

Jul. 7th, 2013

Un

You know what isn't the best idea ever? Having your leaving party the day before you're supposed to be packing up all your things for international shipping. Every time I lift my hand to levitate a box, I swear my whole body starts thumping. Tabernac.

Oh, and I've apparently got a conference Floo-call interview to do later as well with British and Irish Quidditch journalists... woo-fucking-hoo!

Mar. 25th, 2013

Onze

I'm in two minds now about whether I wish I was at home or not. And damn, that's really rather annoying.

Still, though, I just got an owl from home from my father, and clearly it's to my benefit to have parents who work in the civil service, because he spoke to someone in Games & Sports who told him when the tryouts for the French teams will start. As they are my priority, it will help me to prepare. He also has the dates for the Canadian teams, so that'll be helpful. I can afford to wait until the dates for the teams in Belgium, Switzerland, the UK and the US are released because obviously I'll have been practising for ages by that point.

It's a pity that most of the people who I could have practised Quidditch skills with have gone home, but I can still do something. I have my broom, so I can practice speed flying and dives. I thought of enchanting some Quaffles to fly from different parts of the ground in different directions and at different speeds, too. The only thing I haven't thought of yet is how to enchant Quaffles to fly at me from different heights, because of course, that will have a different effect to those coming from lower and nearer to the ground.

I will have to think about that.

Mar. 15th, 2013

Dix

My successor as Captain of the Linottes wrote to me at the weekend. I hate saying that. I really wish I could still lead things - I KNOW my strategies and so on helped us to win last year. She was giving me progress reports and so on, which was a comforting read. We have had Chasers as Captains for a very long time, so I am glad to hear that she is keeping up our good record on that front. I am also now starting to narrow down my list of teams I would like to prioritise when I go to tryouts in the summer. Although, I am nothing close to figuring out a backup plan... perhaps crossing that bridge when we come to it is best. I kind of wish that they were over Easter, though, to get them settled as soon as possible... but never mind. I will just have to wait and see, won't I?

Speaking of the holidays, I have decided to stay at Hogwarts for the duration. I can go and hang around Paris any time.

Feb. 25th, 2013

Neuf

It is so bizarre to think that it is already nearly springtime. Whilst I miss seing what the south of France is like at this time of year - for it is certainly more green than where I grew up - there is something cool and brisk about Scotland by comparison. It makes rather a good, brisk walk or jog around the grounds at weekends, and I would certainly hate to miss that. I'm already missing out on playing Quidditch this year, so I really need to keep up my physical fitness for tryouts. Though, the slightly cooler temperatures do make a person want to run faster when they are wearing running clothes, so I suppose there is an advantage to speed training in that.

Beauxbatons - French

The more this year goes on, though, the more I miss playing Quidditch. The talk of a ground game only serves to remind me of that, really. I really fail to see how they could not have proper Quidditch games alongside the tasks this season - it just smacks of dreadfully poor organisation, if you ask me. I firmly believe that when it is the turn of Beauxbatons to host the tournament, they will do a much better job, have far more sensible tasks and have a tournament alongside it. Still, someone has to show the rest how it is done. It may as well be our school.Especially if our champion cannot

Feb. 13th, 2013

Huit

You know how long that damned duck kept following me for? Six complete actual hours, for goodness' sake. And the fact that the duck only appeared in the first place was because of an accident just makes me more annoyed. For the record, it happened because I got distracted, and I got distracted because of some idiot throwing paper around in the classroom. A paper aeroplane hit me in the head when Professor McGonagall's back was turned. At least she was understanding about it.

Beauxbatons

I need to have a break from this insane school! OK, so we can't leave the school itself, but I feel like we should do something fun. Anyone have any ideas? I did think maybe the Cabane a Sucre idea that I had before Christmas. Before the winter ends, you know?

Jan. 25th, 2013

Sept

My goodness, it has certainly been a chaotic month. Or at least, a month with lots of small to large unpleasant things happening. I suppose this Giant Squid must have had a reasonable month, because early on, I saw him (at least, do we know if it is a him or not?) enjoying sunbathing in the shallows of the lake, on that day we had where it was much sunnier and warmer than the rest of the time has been. Then there was the poltergeist attacking people with baked goods, but your Professor throwing them back at him was at least very amusing. Then, someone's cat appears to have had some sort of makeover. Finally, someone spotted that low-grade reporter messing around in the pub after she had already got on the nerves of a lot of people at Hogwarts.

Have I missed anything from there?

Beauxbatons, in French

I cannot wait for the next task. The gap between the two has really been much too long, in my opinion. I think part of the problem is that students have had much less to do than usual so they are picking up and writing about things that normally they would not.

Jan. 12th, 2013

Six

Beauxbatons - in French

Well, honestly - for a country where some people like to turn up their noses at all things foreign, the British really do work themselves up into such a ridiculous tantrum sometimes. I can't recall a single instance where people have said such nasty things about Madame Maxime! Carrying on from Sophie's entry, if that woman isn't part giant herself, I shall eat my hat. Does that mean I care about her heritage? Not one bit. With regards to some of these people who have been so unpleasant about Professor Hagrid - such as the boy in the article - I would be very interested to know what their views on blood status are. Prejudices towards one thing are usually followed closely by more prejudices towards something else.

Anyway, on a much more pleasant note, how are things going with people's dates to the Ball? Is anyone going on another date with their partner? (Elodie, we know what your answer will be, naturellement). Henry asked me to go to Hogsmeade with him the next time there is an organised trip. I think I will. It will be nice to see how things go when attending with one of the locals.

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