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by Polaris Black
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Wrapping up The HPBF 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Wrapping up The HPBF 2018

Another great event - thank you!
by Polaris Black
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Quidditch Talk
Topic: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch
Replies: 11
Views: 9120

Re: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch

Gryffindor vs Ravenclaw match on February 24th:
*What will be the first word of the first question? Who
*How many different Beaters will get a hit? 3
*Will the length of the answer to the final question be over/under/exactly 7 characters? (according to the question set!) under
by Polaris Black
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books
Replies: 23
Views: 241

Re: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books

When Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code first came out, I tried really hard to get my hands on an unabridged audio copy before a business trip but I was unsuccessful. Although it became a mission, I ultimately listened to the abridgment and I honestly can’t tell you if I missed anything. However, I do kn...
by Polaris Black
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: Another Holiday and a New Quiz!
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Another Holiday and a New Quiz!

25/28 · Scored 89%
Result: Valentine Victory
Either you’ve been spiked with a Love Potion, or you’re head over heels in love with these Harry Potter romances.


Some things were obvious and I guessed right a few times but others, not so much. ;)
by Polaris Black
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Harry Valentine's Day!
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Harry Valentine's Day!

Since he has lost his posting privileges, Sky and I were asked to post this message on behalf of Gilderoy Lockhart: "Swish! It had been done. All the letters crafted were sent to their respective owners. One by one, HOLers opened their respective cards and read them." http://i888.photobuck...
by Polaris Black
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18

January Award Winner: Shiloh Adlar - 1764 points Gryffindor: Guinevere Avalon - 1202 points Hufflepuff: Katelin Ross - 969 points Ravenclaw: Shiloh Adlar - 1764 points Slytherin: Arianna Stonewater - 1367 points Squibs: Arnora Eleniel - 343 points Professor: Prof. Gustavo Flores - 1065 points What ...
by Polaris Black
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

I agree with Shiloh. Although I don’t believe audio books can recreate the magic of communal storytelling, they are not without merit. When an audio book reader “performs” a story, there is definitely magic there. A gifted reader who can reliably ascribe distinct voices to the characters can add a n...
by Polaris Black
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

An audio book cannot recreate a communal storytelling experience. For starters, an audio book usually has an audience of one; by definition, communal storytelling is an experience shared by the members of a community. An audio book story is prerecorded and never changes; a communal storyteller can a...
by Polaris Black
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 424

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

Since I can’t read a lot, I always relied on the other members of my book club to suggest titles and was never disappointed about the selections that we subsequently made. I wound up listening to the books and often didn’t finish before we met for discussions. Now that my book club has disbanded, I ...
by Polaris Black
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: How well do you know your fantastic beasts?
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: How well do you know your fantastic beasts?

25/30 · Scored 83%
Result: Simply the beast
Go on, take a bow. Not because a Hippogriff is staring at you, but because you’re an official expert in magical creatures. Even Newt would be impressed. Congratulations!

Don't be too impressed - I took Fantastic Beasts last term! :lol:
by Polaris Black
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Reminder for Challenges
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Reminder for Challenges

You have just a few hours until Wednesday 31st January at 11:59 PM HOL time to earn Hoots and Beans for January Puzzles and Creative Outlet Projects . If you participated in Battleship , be sure to add your thoughts to the HOLLERS Scrapbook . And, as always, be on the look out for new February Puzzl...
by Polaris Black
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 424

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

It bothers me to write in books also - as a child I really resented reading marked up books from the library. However, as a former member of the Barnes and Noble Harry Potter Book Club, I participated in discussions as well as word games and trivia so I really found it expedient to highlight words o...
by Polaris Black
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Ursula K. Le Guin
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes, has died peacefully in her home. She has been called a “literary icon” and the “deepest and smartest of the writers”. Her best-known works, the Earthsea series, have been translated into 16 language...
by Polaris Black
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Arianna
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Happy Birthday, Arianna

Happy Birthday, Arianna!
Hope you're still celebrating! :D
by Polaris Black
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Early Bird or Night Owl?
Replies: 18
Views: 199

Re: Early Bird or Night Owl?

I think the only time I ever saw the sun rise was if I was still up from the night before! :lol: I dated a musician in college and loved those diner breakfasts at 3:00AM. Of course, I had a day job and was forced to keep "normal business hours". But I never went to sleep early enough and n...
by Polaris Black
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18

December Award Winner: Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 510 points Gryffindor: Sky Alton - 360 points Hufflepuff: Kaitlyn Nightingale - 300 points Ravenclaw: Gail Allen - 405 points Slytherin: Will Lestrange - 249 points Squibs: Maxim Trevelyan - 230 points Professor: Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 510 point...
by Polaris Black
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: January Letter Sudoku
Replies: 0
Views: 84

January Letter Sudoku

Solve this Letter Sudoku puzzle - the correct solution is worth 20 Hoots . Rules: Letter Sudoku is a character placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given characters. The object is to place the characters in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same...
by Polaris Black
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Battleship
Topic: Team Sign Up
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Team Sign Up

Team name: BKA Victory

Captain: Vanessa Tilley
Commander: Polaris Black
Rear Admiral: Maxim Trevelyan
Lieutenant: Shiloh Adlar
by Polaris Black
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Battleship
Topic: Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 686

Re: Questions

Do the positions have different functions or are they titles only?

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