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by Sky Alton
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Shadow!
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Happy Birthday, Shadow!

Happy birthday Shad! By rights we should be giving you a watch for your 17th but I'm pretty sure you'd rather have cookies. ;)
by Sky Alton
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: January: Resolute Writing
Replies: 2
Views: 66

January: Resolute Writing

Determination is a massive part of our lives. It’s a necessary ingredient for ‘getting stuff done’. For some people, it takes a massive amount of it to do things the rest of us might find easy. For others, they’re confronted with problems that a usual person’s resolve wouldn’t begin to cover. I’d li...
by Sky Alton
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Comfort Watching
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Comfort Watching

Now and again, when I’m feeling down, have had a particularly hard day or need something that doesn’t require too much concentration, I’ll return to one of a few shows. Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the Big Bang Theory for Comedy, Tennant Era Doctor Who or The Musketeers for drama. I’m not entirely ...
by Sky Alton
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Mx HOL
Topic: The Final Results
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: The Final Results

Congratulations to everyone who took part, wherever you placed and however many rounds you were able to complete. As sappy as it sounds, Reading all your submissions, hearing about your diverse experiences and seing the sheer amount of effort and courage put in by everyone made me truly proud to be ...
by Sky Alton
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Gathering and Games

We had an absolutely wild time in the Gamesroom on Sunday and a great turnout from students and professors Most of the chaos resulted from THE MOST difficult rounds of 20 questions we’ve ever had. The game started out relatively calmly with a round from Prof. Tarma Black, won by Prof. Cody Lewis. Af...
by Sky Alton
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Gathering and Games

Quick reminder that we'll be in #gamesroom between 5 and 8 PM HOL-time tomorrow (the 17th)-hope to see you there!
by Sky Alton
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: December Wordcrawl: Half Blood Prince
Replies: 1
Views: 95

December Wordcrawl: Half Blood Prince

Welcome to another December Word Crawl! Don’t know what a crawl is? No problem! I’ve given you a run-down of everything you need here In short though, it’s like a writing board game: you write from one instruction to the next to create a story of 300 words or more and it can be about absolutely anyt...
by Sky Alton
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Outlander
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Outlander

After several recommendations from Gail, I got to watch the first season while I was away a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was excellently cast and absolutely loved the musical score: it suited the landscape so well! I did struggle slightly with the pacing but I think that wa...
by Sky Alton
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: December Prompt: Present Perfect
Replies: 3
Views: 92

December Prompt: Present Perfect

Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays (…) Actually in Hobbiton and Bywater every day in the year was somebody's birthday, so that every hobbit in those parts had a fair chance of at least one present at least once a week. But they never got tired of them. -The Lord of the Rin...
by Sky Alton
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: The Harry Potter Effect
Replies: 1
Views: 37

The Harry Potter Effect

I went to a panel on ‘The Harry Potter effect’ at the British Library this month The discussion ranged so widely I couldn’t possibly mention everything but it began with how much a part of our culture Harry Potter has become. It’s a touchstone and social inroad for people: you can make a Harry Potte...
by Sky Alton
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Gathering and Games

We had a brilliant turn out from all houses and an amazing event yesterday! We kicked things off with ‘Who Am I’, with Prof. Tarma Black’s Dedalus Diggle proving the most devious and Will Lestrange’s Lucius Malfoy the most dramatic. Shadow Gaunt was the best detective out of all of us, rumbling two ...
by Sky Alton
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Gathering and Games

Just under 24 hours to go. Hope to see you in #gamesroom between 5 and 8 PM HOL-time tomorrow!
by Sky Alton
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Hogsmeade Literary Festival
Topic: Week 4 - Legacy
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Week 4 - Legacy

The festival has gone very well. The last panel has just finished and you’re allowing yourself to relax over a large Butterbeer at the bar of the Three Broomsticks. Just as you wonder if you could sneak off for an early night, the mayor sidles up to you and begins gabbling about a legacy for the fes...
by Sky Alton
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Gail!
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Happy Birthday, Gail!

Happy birthday to one of the kindest, most level headed people I know <3
by Sky Alton
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Hogsmeade Literary Festival
Topic: Week 3-Writing Workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Week 3-Writing Workshop

Clarabella Tangleweed, prolific author and darling of the wizarding literary scene, strides into the Writer’s Workshop, her amethyst silk cloak billowing behind her. She walks the length of the room three times, claps her hands and comes to a swirling stop at the centre. You wait eagerly for your li...
by Sky Alton
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Hogsmeade Literary Festival
Topic: Week 2-Panel Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Week 2-Panel Discussion

Oh no! The panel on the representation of duelling in wizarding fiction has had to be cancelled due to an outbreak of duelling between the panellists at the Hog’s Head last night (resulting in a mass referral to St Mungo’s). You have to find something to fill the gap in the schedule and quickly. It ...
by Sky Alton
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: November Prompt: 'It's Tradition'
Replies: 2
Views: 114

November Prompt: 'It's Tradition'

Remember, remember, the 5th of November… It’s bonfire/Guy Fawkes night here in the UK in a few days. While nowadays we just treat this as a chance to indulge in spectacular fireworks displays, it actually commemorates a day in history that had very little to do with Wildfire Wiz-bangs. This month, ...
by Sky Alton
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy birthday, Maxim!
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Happy birthday, Maxim!

Happy Birthday! Hope today continues to be fabulous and the computers wait until after your party to initiate phase 1 of their master plan. ;)
by Sky Alton
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Pale-Faced Pecan
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Happy Birthday, Pale-Faced Pecan

Have a great one, Sirius!
by Sky Alton
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Hogsmeade Literary Festival
Topic: Week 1 - Scheduling
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Week 1 - Scheduling

We know where, we know why and now we need to know how. Every event needs a running order so that everyone knows when and in which location things are going to occur. Certain famous wizarding authors have been known to get very crotchety (and jabby with their quills) when people stumble in half way ...

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