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by Polaris Black
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Flash Fiction

Great bolts of lightening lit up an otherwise blackened sky. Just before a fierce clap of thunder was heard, one large fire bolt targeted a centuries old tree. Thankfully, the resultant blaze elicited an overwhelming response from the town’s emergency volunteers. (42 words)
by Polaris Black
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Three – Nepal
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Week Three – Nepal

http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac87/polarisblack1/W3%20BrtW%20%20Nepal_zpsg1mohbs4.jpg Once I researched it, I couldn’t improve on the flag of Nepal so I transformed the double pennon into a rectangular shape. This preserves the two triangles, which represent the Himalayan Mountains. The blue s...
by Polaris Black
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: HOLLERS
Topic: HOLLERS Staff Changes
Replies: 9
Views: 139

HOLLERS Staff Changes

Please join me in congratulating Arianna Stonewater on her promotion to HOLLERS Co-Head – I couldn’t be more excited and am so looking forward to the coming year! And. . . The warmest of welcomes to Anna Snape , who has joined the staff as our newest Assistant and who is already bringing a fresh per...
by Polaris Black
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week One – San Marino
Replies: 10
Views: 393

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: 7
Views: 962

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
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 536

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: 536

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
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: April - Haiku Poetry Day
Replies: 6
Views: 340

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
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 536

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: 536

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 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Wrapping up The HPBF 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 700

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: 1007

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: 298

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: 213

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: 536

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: 829

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: 829

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: 1368

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: 320

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:

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