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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: 434

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: 434

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: 104

Re: April Visual Sudoku

The following people have completed the puzzle:

20 Hoots - Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
20 Hoots - Shadow Gaunt
20 Hoots - Siobhan Sullivan
by Polaris Black
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: April - Haiku Poetry Day
Replies: 6
Views: 220

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: 104

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: 434

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: 434

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: 119

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: 429

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: 678

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: 205

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: 153

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: 6
Views: 434

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: 597

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: 597

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: 970

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: 223

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: 828

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: 970

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: 142

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...

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