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"I fix broken hearts--I'm your Handyman." - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Apr. 12th, 2004 11:24 pm
"I fix broken hearts--I'm your Handyman."

Ten points each to the respective Houses of bluemeanies4 and redwood7 (or 20 points to their House, if redwood7 is also in Slythe Ravenclaw). Once again, bluemeanies4 was first to correctly guess the last riddle, but redwood7 also answered with an excellent explanation.


The correct answer was Michael/Ginny.

Without a word this damsel ran
redwood7: We never heard about it until Hermione told us...
me: And Ginny is, of course, the damsel of CoS.

Into the arms of her “Handyman.”
me: OK, I admit this was a bit obscure. This is an allusion to an old song called “Handyman” that was recently covered by James Taylor. Does anyone else think it describes Micheal Corner well? I mean, he’s picked up the pieces of hearts Harry has broken twice now.

Like Orion he was treated.
redwood7: Michael (as we see above) drew the ire of Ginny's brother Ron. Bluemeanies explained this well already.
bluemeanies [comments in brackets mine]: The hint of Artemis and Apollo gave me a new idea. The guy [Orion=Michael] used to date a certain sister [Artemis=Ginny] and her brother [Apollo=Ron] was none to pleased.

In the end, he was defeated.
redwood7: I took this as Michael was defeated when Gryffindor (and Ginny) beat Ravenclaw in the final match.

About this ship there’s no debate;
redwood7: Because dear St. Hermione informed us it was true...
me: You know, since writing this riddle, I have learned that there actually is some debate about it. In fact, I seem to recall a nasty little argument breaking out on the Orange Crush thread, because some folks were trying to say it was less serious of a hook-up than it was made out to be. *shrugs*

It may be canon, but it isn’t fate.
redwood7: It isn't fate because Ginny's fate lies elsewhere, and obviously, they already broke up.
me: Exactamente!


Now tonight’s riddle was my very first Harry Potter riddle. It is actually about two ships.


Here are a couple of het ships
That would disrupt a favorite slash pair,
Though loyalty to the Phoenix
May be the one thing they all share.

I say this because of the women
My knowledge is dreadfully light;
I only know one is a martyr,
And the other resembles Snow White.

The first can be seen with her lover,
By his side in an old photograph.
Though they have long been divided,
They are now reunited at last.

The second must overlook much,
If she will with her lover abide.
Up to now we’ve not seen them together,
Except on Privet Drive.



Closed book, you might never get it, but open book I think it’ll be pretty easy.

H. Baggins

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angua9
angua9
Quite a Machiavellian Figure
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:15 am (UTC)

That would have to be Sirius/Lily and, ummmm.... Remus/Hestia Jones.

Had to look for Hestia's name. *hangs head*


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)

Oh, you are almost right. But you need to take another look at that old photograph, I'm afraid.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:41 am (UTC)

Oh, I just realized you were probably thinking of the wedding picture. I'm talking about a different picture. ;)


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angua9
angua9
Quite a Machiavellian Figure
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:42 am (UTC)

Yes, I was! *sigh*


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redwood7
redwood7
Redwood
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)

It is good to know that you're mortal, Angua.


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angua9
angua9
Quite a Machiavellian Figure
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)

Yes, we dwarves are long-lived, but we do, eventually return to Durin's Halls.

And SOMETIMES we take people with us. :p


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redwood7
redwood7
Redwood
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:44 am (UTC)

Ah, she should've asked me to look this one up too. :P

Sirius/Dorcas Meadowes (presumably standing next to him in the OotP photo).


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 05:14 am (UTC)

That's the one. Since this is half of the riddle, I'll give you five points for the Gryffs.


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redwood7
redwood7
Redwood
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)

This should read...

[Rachel] [h]ad to look for Hestia's name [for me]. *hangs head*

Hehe, just kidding Angua. :P

Well, she did do better than me. I got 3/4 ppl by not the right combo.

Oh, and I'm in Gryffindor (no really, I am).


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 05:30 am (UTC)

Well, since redwood7 got the other half of the riddle, you split the credit. Five points for the 'Claws. :)


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piperx
piperx
The magpie's nemesis
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 04:50 am (UTC)

Re: "Handyman", I thought you meant that Michael was handy ie. available. ;-)

Closed book and not looking at Angua's answer: Lily/Sirius, Remus/Tonks. Not sure about Tonks but I can't remember who else was at the Dursley's - ??


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 05:14 am (UTC)

No...see, I was thinking of two of the most obscure female characters in canon. That's why I said you probably wouldn't get it closed book. See, *points*, even The Canon Queen Angua didn't get it without looxing.


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piperx
piperx
The magpie's nemesis
Tue, Apr. 13th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)

Ah... I should have known it wouldn't be that easy. You're a trixsy one, you are! ;-)


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