The stage was set. Two teams, pinned head-to-head with one goal in mind: to win. Slytherclaw vs Gryffinclaw, two teams that share one thing in common, and it's not just that they both have players that like the color blue (hah, you see what I did there?). No, they have the drive and passion that it takes to win. The weather was perfect, cloudy and cool, not a drought of rain in sight. What started off as a competitive game, quickly turned ugly. Sol Flowers and Brandy Sage, do I need to say anything more? Line changes were had, kisses were made (Thanks to our lovely QQ staff member, a certain well dressed 5th year!), and hearts were broken. Despite the best efforts of the hard-working, and somewhat musical chairs-esque, Gryffinclaw team, the snitch was all that was needed to win the game. Shortly before the grand finale, Slytherclaw had clawed their way back from a 120 deficit to make the game within 90 points. Yes, it looked like a long shot for our Slytherclaws. But wait, the hero himself, Shion Suzuki, came to the rescue! So, despite the beating that they received during the play action, the Slytherclaw's had made it on top! Devastation and hardship fell onto the Gryffinclaw's, but it was all over. The Slytherclaw's had slithered their way into a win! What a game it was! blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Rode O’Connors here again with Quidditch Quarterly. This time, I am with the keeper of the Slytherclaw team, Ysgawyn Argall-Yates. So, why don’t you tell the readers a bit about yourself, Mr.
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Sure, I’m Ysgawyn Argall-Yates, I played keeper for Slytherclaw this match. I come from a Welsh pureblood family. By day, I’m a fifth year Ravenclaw, and by night… uh, party animal... for lack of a better term, but I’m really not a fan of that term... Well, you can be sure I’m having a good time, wherever I am.
Well, it's definitely a pleasure to meet you and get to know you. During my interview with your team captain, you were named as the team’s most valuable asset. I would love to hear your thoughts on that.
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Well, obviously I'd like to say thanks to the captain for saying that, but it does feel a lot like beginner's luck to me. I had a decent start for my first school game ever but it definitely went downhill as I got more settled and - to be honest - a bit worn out. The quaffle just kept coming back, it was hard work and nerves had their say on my performance too, but I think I did okay considering everything.
No one can deny you certainly had your work cut out for you as keeper. How do you feel about the goals you let through?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Of course, I wish I had had a clean sweep of the pitch in terms of saves, but in the end you win some, you lose some. It's not that I don't care about letting them in, but as my first match it's a good base point to improve from, and I will improve, so watch this space, ladies and gentlemen.
With an attitude like that, I imagine that you will have even more success in your next game. For a first time player, I'm impressed.
Were you worried at all that your team was going to lose?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Thank you, and I guess I had my doubt at points but I knew we would pull it out of the bag when it came down to it. If we didn't have the ability to win against any team in this school, then I wouldn't choose to play.
It was an impressive win, especially considering how far behind your team happened to be going into that final stretch. If I'm being completely honest with you, I though the Gryffinclaw team had it in the bag, what with how far ahead they were. Of course, it seems your efforts kept them at bay just enough to let that snitch catch pull you ahead.
With all that action you were seeing down on the field, what was the hardest part for you?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: As I'm sure Sol would've also told you, we had it in the bag the whole time.
Naturally, the hardest part for me was coming to terms with the fact that I'd let the first goal past me - as I think it was the first of the match as well. Although next hardest was trying to save a goal from behind the quaffle, that was tricky.
I'm actually fairly certain he did say something along those lines, if I'm not mistaken.
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Is it any more difficult to catch the quaffle with the other team using strategies that basically boiled down to 'ha ha made you look'?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: No, not at all. I mean, what sort of idiot would say yes, even if it was? We're not here to admit weaknesses to the next team we face.
I know I was a bit distracted during the end of the game, but, I mean, I'm pretty sure I saw you look when that chaser pointed and said 'what's that over there'. But I could be wrong.
Speaking of... her... As much as I hate to give that she-demon any more attention, I do have to ask about that little... moment the two of you shared. Care to tell the readers what was going on?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: I... was just humouring her. I just chose the wrong second to do it, I thought there was no way I could miss the ball at that point, I was wrong, but I was definitely just humouring her. With the kiss too, in fact. Brandy seems crazy, but she also seems like she'd be a lot of fun, uh, to hang out with I mean.
She is the exact opposite of fun to hang out with and if you aren't carefully she will chew you up and spit you out faster than you can say 'quidditch.'
Anyways, besides the point. Where was I again? Right. So. She-demon. So there was nothing going on between you then? Just some of her crazy rubbing off on you? And did it affect your ability to block quaffles?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Nothing going on with us? Jealous, O'Connors?
No, of course she didn't affect my abilities. My ability, or inability, to catch the quaffle is on me, however unfortunately. Her antics just made the space between goal attempts more interesting.
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Right back at you.
Why don’t you keep your opinions to yourself unless it’s about a question I ask, got it?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Why don't you keep your opinions to yourself forever, mudblood, and go back to the muggle world where you belong?
And this is why I don’t hang out with purebloods.
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: And we thank you for that.
You’re all close minded, self centered, self serving jerks whose prejudices cloud your judgement and make you absolutely insufferable. I am just as much a witch as you are-
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: You wish.
-and I’m sick and tired of your kind putting me down or- or doing things that no one wants you to do or- You know what. I’m done with this stupid argument. Let’s just get this over with so I can forget this meeting ever happened.
Now! Do you feel as if the rest of your teammates were pulling their weight on the field?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Sure.
Yeah, I think they did. One person's 100% effort might not have as good results as another's, or maybe even as another's 90%, but our whole team tried pretty hard this match and we came through the other side as winners, so that's all that matters. If any of them know that they gave less than their 100% then that's for them to step up next match.
You barely won the match, mind you. Maybe your 100% isn’t as good as you think it is. Any thoughts?
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: I saved twice as many goals as both of the other team’s keepers combined, but who says that was my 100% anyway?
Oh so you half assed the entire game? Good to know. I’ll be sure the audience is privy to that information.
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Sure, and if my half-assing it - as you put it - saved so many goals, just imagine what's yet to come in future matches.
Oh I hope you absolutely crash and burn in your next game. And you can sure as hell bet I will be watching.
Ysgawyn Argall-Yates: Always happy to meet new fans.
Well they’re never happy to meet you. You know what, I had more questions but I can’t with this. I hate people like you and I’m not getting paid enough for this.
With the Quidditch Quarterly, this is Rode O’Connors signing off because clearly I can’t with this arrogant, close minded, ignorant jerk.
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