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by Sky Alton
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy birthday Sky!
Replies: 9
Views: 58

Re: Happy birthday Sky!

Thank you so much everyone. It's been a wonderful birthday, the best in a long time. :D
by Sky Alton
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Summer Reading Challenge 2018 - Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2018 - Questions

I finished a book today after I pledged by number, but I didn't start it after my pledge. I started reading it within the time frame of this event though. Does it count? It isn't book club book of the month appropriate for all ages (due to subject matter that parents would want to pre-read before a...
by Sky Alton
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Summer Reading Challenge 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Summer’s here! You’ve disembarked from the Hogwarts Express, you’ve spent time with your family, you’ve unpacked (well, maybe) and you’re thinking ‘now what?’. Worry not, there are countless fictional worlds out there to while away the hours until Hogwarts welcomes you home. So, grab yourself a pill...
by Sky Alton
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Summer Reading Challenge 2018 - Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 - Questions

If you have any questions about the Summer Reading Challenge, please pose them here and a Book Club staff member will get back to you ASAP.
by Sky Alton
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: Gathering and Games

Our June gathering was a day for short, fast games as folks were in and out. We started off with the ever popular backwards version of 20 questions (which appears to have as many names as it has questions as I can never stick to the one I put in the rules). First to sit in the hot seat was Will Lest...
by Sky Alton
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: The History of the Word - Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: The History of the Word - Questions

You absolutely don't have to 'join' anything to take part in Book Club (basically we regard the entirety of HOL as our members and anyone can take part in anything when the mood takes them). You just find what you want and jump right in! As for the activities, the first lot will be going up tomorrow...
by Sky Alton
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: HOL Appreciation Month - GOLD SPIRIT AWARD
Replies: 44
Views: 4064

Re: HOL Appreciation Month - GOLD SPIRIT AWARD

Congratulations to the following people for earning their Gold Spirit Award for this school year!

Maxim Trevelyan
Shiloh Adlar
Sky Alton
Gail Allen
Hannah R Thomas
Will Lestrange
Arianna Stonewater
Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Prof. Gustavo Flores
Anna Snape
Kaitlyn Nightingale
Vanessa Tilley
by Sky Alton
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: Gathering and Games

We'll be seeing this term off in style in #gamesroom, 5-8 PM HOL-time tomorrow. Hope to see you there!
by Sky Alton
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: As Good As New
Replies: 1
Views: 33

As Good As New

A friend was telling me last night about how she hadn’t watched House MD in around 10 years but randomly decided to revisit season 1 last year. She’d not watched it in so long that it was more akin to watching a show for the first time. This is something I’ve found with the crime shows I enjoy: if I...
by Sky Alton
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them
Topic: Opinion Question #4
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Opinion Question #4

I think Ozma was possibly justified in banning magic at least for the time being while the country settled down, though I think stricter controls would probably have been more suitable. Oz had suffered a lot at the hand of rogue magic users since its inception and most of the magic we saw in the ser...
by Sky Alton
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them
Topic: Opinion Question #3
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Opinion Question #3

I definitely wouldn’t want to stay in Neverland forever. While the adventurer and creative in me would have loved the chance to roam around it for a while (maybe a long while), I think the lack of consequences would probably have driven even the child me to distraction. I love to spend my time in fa...
by Sky Alton
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them
Topic: Opinion Question #2
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Opinion Question #2

Susan’s fate is one thing that always irritates me about the Narnia books (but I won’t get into that here). I think that she might well have entered into Aslan’s country later in life. At the end of the series she is still trying to navigate her way in a modern world and learn what kind of person sh...
by Sky Alton
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Re-reading
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Re-reading

I’m pretty much constantly re-reading. I rarely go anywhere (to the kitchen even…) without my iPod clipped to me and some book or other replaying through my headphones. So in actuality I’m one of those people who you occasionally see wandering around with their nose in a book, you just can’t tell. P...
by Sky Alton
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them
Topic: Opinion Question #1
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Opinion Question #1

I actually believe that ‘the gift of men’ made men ideal for ruling Middle Earth. To know you are mortal gives you a different perspective on life: you’re more likely to act and to solve the problem in front of you, rather than to wait to see how things play out (as an elf might, with time to do so)...
by Sky Alton
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Introductions

Not late to the party at all…. Of course not. Hi everyone! I’m Sky Alton, a 5th year Gryffindor. I’m also currently Head Girl, Prefect, an AOP for #hol, one of the heads of the HOL Book Club (we’ve got this strange hydra thing going on) and a superhero with the powers of a heron (honestly, I’ve no i...
by Sky Alton
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: June Wordcrawl: Quidditch World Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 72

June Wordcrawl: Quidditch World Cup

Welcome to June’s 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 anything (you ...
by Sky Alton
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: Gathering and Games

We’ll be meeting in #gamesroom on Sunday 24 June between 5 and 8 PM HOL-time In May, we began with a few rounds of ‘Where Am I’ where one player answers questions from the rest, trying to guess their fictional location. After the full 20 questions, Amy guessed that Prof. Tarma Black was lurking outs...
by Sky Alton
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: June Prompt: Read All About It
Replies: 2
Views: 50

June Prompt: Read All About It

From ‘Terror at the Quidditch World Cup’ to the return of Voldemort, We’ve seen many notable events in the Wizarding World reported in the pages of the Prophet and the Quibbler. Newspaper cuttings make for very interesting additions to stories as they tell us a lot about the world and the people rea...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion

Teach me to hear Mermaid’s singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging, And find, What wind, Serves to advance an honest mind -Song by John Donne In June we’ll be reading ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ by Dianna Wynne Jones. This is a convoluted and light-hearted trip through a fantasy world that is totally ne...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 1-5
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 1-5

How one’s point of view does alter Here we’ll be discussing the first 5 chapters of Howl’s Moving Castle. Throwing a character a curve ball and seeing what happens is a well-known plot device. In this instance, do you think that Sophie actually benefits from being cursed and forced to re-evaluate w...

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