Margin Notes

Personally, I don’t get why this whole thing with the documentary is such a big deal. Patrice and Mariella can film us to their heart’s content, for all I care – it’s not like anyone’s going to watch the finished product anyway, even if the camera hire people do agree to help with post production. If Cecily has her druthers, that’s the way it’s going to be, which as far as I can see just means the video won’t look that professional. All that’s going to do is the coven’s activities look even less legit than they actually are. If that’s what Cecily wants, that’s fine with me. I wouldn’t mind having a great-looking record of what we do with the highest quality video production Melbourne has to offer, but I’m not going to argue with Cecily about it.

Why? Because, like I said, nobody is going to watch the danged documentary. How do I know this? Because I was there when Sherilyn put the invisibility charm on the shed, and I saw the page of the grimoire she was getting it from. There was a note pencilled in the margin, plain as day, which specified that any attempts to film the charmed object would fail unless you did another spell to overcome that side effect. The other spell has not been done, to my knowledge, so the filming simply isn’t going to work. Therefore nobody will watch it.

Patrice and Mariella would have been better off hiring a 2D animation company to make a cartoon documentary. I mentioned this to them earlier on and tried to explain why, but they weren’t having any of it, despite the fact that it would have the added benefit of allowing them to insert fanciful twists. For example, they could have shown us all transforming into wolves or flying around in the moonlight. As it is, even if the production goes ahead and to plan, all they’re going to capture is us sitting around eating biscuits and gossiping about Jennifer’s nanny.