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by Polaris Black
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week One – San Marino
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Week One – San Marino

Although I hate to part with it even for a moment, I will lend the Curiosity Museum my treasured Blackbulb. I found the Blackbulb in a pawn shop in South Dakota. The owner of the pawn shop told me it was rumored to have been owned by Jerry Garcia, the mellow guitarist of the “Grateful Dead” band but...
by Polaris Black
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Reminder for Challenges
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Reminder for Challenges

Due to HOL being temporarily unavailable, we are extending the due date of all June Challenges and Projects to Sunday 1st July at 11:59 PM HOL time.
by Polaris Black
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: January Letter Sudoku
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: January Letter Sudoku

The following people have completed the puzzle:

20 Hoots - Kendra Givens
20 Hoots - Maxim Trevelyan
20 Hoots - Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
20 Hoots - Shadow Gaunt
20 Hoots - Shiloh Adlar
20 Hoots - Vanessa Tilley
by Polaris Black
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: December - Visual Sudoku
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: December - Visual Sudoku

The following people have completed the puzzle:

30 Hoots - Elena Galatas
25 Hoots - Maxim Trevelyan
30 Hoots - Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
20 Hoots - Shadow Gaunt
20 Hoots - Shiloh Adlar
by Polaris Black
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18

May Award Winner: Gail Allen – 625 points Gryffindor: Sky Alton - 360 points Hufflepuff: Ingvild Ogden - 568 points Ravenclaw: Gail Allen - 625 points Slytherin: Will Lestrange - 325 points Professor(s): Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 205 points It's been a fabulous month - ...
by Polaris Black
Fri May 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18

April Award Winner: Aurora Strijder – 420 points Gryffindor: Sky Alton - 120 points Hufflepuff: Sirius Fudge - 120 points Ravenclaw: Aurora Strijder - 420 points Slytherin: Draco Riddle - 392 points Professor: Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 240 points Impressive month, everyone - congratulations! :D
by Polaris Black
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: April Visual Sudoku
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: April Visual Sudoku

The following people have completed the puzzle:

20 Hoots plus 20 Beans - Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
20 Hoots plus 20 Beans - Shadow Gaunt
20 Hoots plus 20 Beans - Shiloh Adlar
20 Hoots plus 20 Beans - Siobhan Sullivan
by Polaris Black
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: April - Haiku Poetry Day
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: April - Haiku Poetry Day

The full moon challenge
Is scary for a werewolf
And out of control.

But a potion helps
To ease the transformation
Too bad it tastes bad.

No silver bullets
And that’s probably okay
Werewolves can be friends!
by Polaris Black
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: April Visual Sudoku
Replies: 1
Views: 135

April Visual Sudoku

April 22 is Earth Day - solve this Visual Sudoku puzzle to celebrate! http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac87/polarisblack1/2018-04%20Earth%20Day%20Sudoku_zpsggnldafd.jpg For 20 Hoots plus 20 Beans , please PM me your solution by April 30th with “April Visual Sudoku” as the subject. You can claim a...
by Polaris Black
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18

March Award Winner: Astaria Rivers - 839 points Gryffindor: Guinevere Avalon - 600 points Hufflepuff: Astaria Rivers - 839 points Ravenclaw: Maxim Trevelyan - 425 points Slytherin: Will Lestrange - 431 points Professor: Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 310 points You are all amazing – congratulations e...
by Polaris Black
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18

February Award Winner(s): Resyarrina Elora , Will Lestrange - 250 points Gryffindor: Hermione Draco - 176 points Hufflepuff: Katelin Ross - 220 points Ravenclaw: Resyarrina Elora - 250 points Slytherin: Will Lestrange - 250 points Professor: Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 190 points Lots of start of ...
by Polaris Black
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Bloodborne Free for PlayStation Plus
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Bloodborne Free for PlayStation Plus

If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can download Bloodborne for free this March. Bloodborne is a Gothic horror setting, replete with werewolves and Cthulhu terrors. Bloodborne's Rally system rewards risk-taking and nimble reaction times and is said to be one of the most rewarding gameplay ...
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: 579

Re: Wrapping up The HPBF 2018

Another great event - thank you!
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: 843

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: 253

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: 185

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.photobucket.com/alb...
by Polaris Black
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 493

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: 727

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: 727

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: 1130

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 ...

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