Me: I'd like to order some tickets for the wizard weekend, please.
North York Moors Railway man: Hang on a minute...
Me: *taps fingers*
NYMR man: Right, how many did you want?
NYMR: Twenty adults
NYMR: For the wizard weekend?
NYMR: That's... unusual.
Me: Well, we figured the kids might enjoy seeing a group of adults joining in the fun.
NYMR: Twenty adults for the wizard weekend... I've never heard of such a thing. I think I'm going to have to go lie down.
(I mean, there's not really much to say to that, is there?)
NYMR: Is there anyone over sixty?
Me (resisting the temptation to get into wizarding equivalent ages): No
*boring bit about credit card numbers and the like*
NYMR: Okay, we'll get these in the post for you. If you've any questions, do call back - but not on Tuesdays so you won't be speaking to me...
Am I really that scary on the phone? ;)
I've had loads of ideas for hhhouseparty
floating round my head for months, and with only a month to go (and an imminent parent-free weekend in which I can get down to some uninterrupted sewing) it's really time to start manifesting them.
I'm thinking I'll dress as Minerva for the Saturday outing - seems the most appropriate character for marshalling a group of people, and I can do a good cat impression, and I can adapt the green dress and hat I made for Accio. (While I envy all the movie-perfect costumes I've seen, I don't have the budget for new fabric, and anyhow I'm more of a book-canon person.) And she wears glasses - not the same shape as mine, but hopefully close enough for that not to be a problem. Now all I need is a wand - time to go for a walk in the woods, methinks. And maybe some aging make-up (any links would be much appreciated!)
So I was having a quick look on the net for costume info, and looked in on the Lexicon's Minerva page for the first time in months. And discovered they've added a really cute animation of her animagus transformation
. Minerva fans and feline fans should definitely check it out.