Set during Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it tells the story of a Tuesday in the life of one Minerva McGonagall, and how she contends with Dolores Umbridge, being questioned by Aurors, Dumbledore's absence, and a dearth of Hot Cocoa.
It's also a series of Funny Moments from beginning to end.
Contains examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Trelawney for Snape and June for Fred Weasley.
- A Rare Sentence: "You gave me girly hair!" and "I'm a Death Eater, damn it!"
- Baleful Polymorph: Draco Malfoy, who ends up with long, flowing hair.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between Snape and Sinistra. Also between Draco and Daphne, though only on his side.
- Body Horror: A not-very-bright Ravenclaw tries to turn himself into an eagle and ends up with feathers and hollow bones. Afterwards Minerva comments that it's just as well no Slytherin has tried to turn themselves into a snake, as the main side-effect of coldbloodedness in humans is death.
- Deadpan Snarker: Minerva.
Ron: I'm sure that'll keep her up at nights, when she has nothing but her straight O's in every other subject imaginable to comfort her.
- Ron, too. When Umbridge tells him to tell Hermione she won't pass any of her DADA assignments:
- Do Wrong, Right: Minerva tells a group of Gryffindors to stay in Umbridge's class for at least a few minutes before partaking of the Skiving Snack-boxes, because this will annoy Umbridge even more.
- Dramatic Irony: Emmeline wonders whatever happened to Tom Riddle. Minerva notes that she could have told her, in detail, exactly what happened to him.
- Exact Words: Minerva tells Peeves to be creative while destroying Umbridge's cushion. He does just that.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Draco Malfoy, courtesy of Minerva, after she catches him bullying Daphne.
- Not So Above It All: The fic. As severe and dignified as Minerva is, she absolutely hates Umbridge and turns a blind eye to any shenanigans directed at the headmistress.
- She Is All Grown Up: Daphne. Draco notices. Pansy notices that Draco notices.
- Trelawney, while drunk, serenades Snape with a rendition of My Favourite Things.
- A house-elf is called Jinny, and Minerva wonders if it's short of Virjinia or Jinevra, a reference to the confusion over Ginny Weasley's name.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: Umbridge is Headmistress of Hogwarts during the story. The main plot is driven by everyone else's efforts to get rid of her.