Typical Edie; using Finnegan's Wake to prop up her writing desk.
I like the magical typewriter idea! One of the biggest challenges for we lowly HP fic writers, I think, is having to 'invent' magic, so to speak. Like, having to transfigure our own muggle objects into magic ones. I often forget/struggle to include magic in my stories (it's a serious issue) so I really appreciate it when I read a fic that takes time to describe magical objects, like this typewriter!
Ugh Oliver you are so hard to like. As much as I care about the aesthetics of the Knight Bus...as Ron Weasley once sort of said, (s)he needs to sort out (his) priorities.
I'm interested to find out how Oliver got into this ~state~; he always struck me in the books as being, well, possibly a bit tactless, but very much a do-gooder, go-getter kinda guy. It's a little sad to see him as an alcoholic - I'm not criticising your take on the character at all, what I mean is that I'm really intrigued to find out what his life has been like between Hogwarts and now! Your take on him so far is really interesting - he's been very unlikeable these past few chapters, but you can sort of sense that it might be a front. I just want to solve the mystery of Mr Wood (and I'm sure Edie will, but in a wholly journalistic way)
Also, I like how political Edie is. An! OC! With! Strong! Opinions!! It's perfect!!! She's a wonderful character. Oooh I do like her a lot.
And I still hate Rose. She's really taking Edie for granted, and generally just seems quite...spiteful? I hope Edie gets credit for her article in the end.
Author's Response: I am the worst English major ever, and can add Finnegan's Wake to the list of literature I've never glimpsed at. I'd imagine Edie is the same way; she probably bought it because she heard it was THE ULTIMATE BOOK TO FINISH, like The Fountainhead, or Atlas Shrugged, and wanted to look all intellectual and cool. And now look at her! Using it as a table-wedge. What a loser :P
Gah, I was so worried about the magical typewriter. I agree with you; it's really hard to insert magical devices, especially when they are so blatantly based off a Muggle one. But we see them in the HP films (at least items like cameras in GoF and gramophones in PoA) and kind of want to believe they are canon, even though JKR mentioned that electronics don't work near Magic... UNLESS BEA HAS FINISHED THE PROTOTYPE
Kekekekekeke. I really hate Oliver at the beginning of this story too. Like, so much. Sometimes I meet strangers and think UGH I HATE YOU and realize it's because they're exactly this type of person. Hopefully the Mr. Darcy Effect will go smoothly, and eventually people will begin to be able to stand him ;3
Ohhh my GAHD I have this really long, drawn out biography that, like, gets down into his dang psyche and everything and explains why he is the way he is. I kind of want to put it on my tumblr or something, just to be like GUISE LOOK WHAT I DID but there are too many spoilers. And I'm so dilusional that I think there are people who would be seriously upset if they read KC&CO spoilers, hehe.
EDIE LIKES YOU TOO. And Lucy. And also Flora. I think they would all get on swimmingly! ♥