Rita Skeeter: Mandrake Liberation
We are about halfway through this year’s Summer Wizolympics. We have seen a lot of interesting games so far, and this year’s Expedition Wandless has certainly been engaging, to say the least. But what has been happening behind the scenes of the games is what has been truly curious. Protests, scandals, secrets, and pasts have been dragged up. Luckily, I’m here to report what people really care when watching sports — the drama.
A group of animal rights activists has been popping up at my events throughout the Wizolympics. They have been disrupting events and casing a real commotion at the Ministries not just here in Brazil but back home in England as well. Their claim is that magical creatures should not be used for sport, but let’s be honest, readers, what much else can we use them for? A famous face of these riots, Marty, was only too pleased to let me interview him with my Quick-Quotes Quill:
“So Marty, you and your supporters seem to have caused quite a disturbance at some of the games.” said the attractive Daily Prophet star Rita Skeeter.
“Oh, why, yes,” commented Marty. “We feel that the games have misused and mistreated many creatures. People don’t seem to understand what we can learn from these wonderful animals.”
“This, coming from the man whose main supporter’s father wrote about made-up thing-a-ma-bobs in his loony paper! Ha! Oh, you know I kid, darling,”retorted the blonde reporter smartly, who still doesn’t look a day over 35.
“Why, Miss Skeeter, you didn’t seem to think it was so loony when we published your story years ago.” said the wispy haired interviewee flatly.
“Different times! So your group showed up at the start of the Gnome Toss event and made a bit of a scene. You were immediately thrown out of the areana by the Ministry, care to comment?”
“Why, of course! You see, we shouldn’t be harassing gnomes like that! Instead, we should encourage them to dwell in our homes and gardens. I don’t know if you know this, but gnome saliva is extremely beneficial. The Gernumblies will bless you with a bite sometimes, which I have been lucky enough to receive myself,” said Marty with a dazed look in his eyes.
“Well, how very… interesting, dear. Perhaps I will run into you another day, then, huh?”
“Perhaps! The Mandrake Alliance and I will be here until closing ceremonies.”
Well, that man certainly has quite the imagination. The group itself doesn’t seem too harmful. I’m sure if we just ignore them all, they won’t spoil our Wizolympics fun! This is your Daily Prophet reporter, signing off!