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by Sky Alton
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Gail!
Replies: 5
Views: 23

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: 1
Views: 69

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: 103

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: 0
Views: 46

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: 101

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: 89

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: 174

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 ...
by Sky Alton
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Viewing Habits?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Viewing Habits?

So, I had several episodes of a show to catch up on this weekend and ended up watching them back to back. My brain is now mush and even though there’s one episode to go, I think I’ll save it for next weekend! But I know lots of my friends love watching shows like this: binge watching them, one episo...
by Sky Alton
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: NaNoWriMo

Me!!!! (Quellle surprise, I know) No idea as of yet so it will be a full-on pantsing year. I may try to continue last years romance which I loved but haven't had time to work on since. Rushing round in a panick gathering goodies and sage advice for our own regional kick-off and loving every manic mi...
by Sky Alton
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: October Word Crawl: Order of the Phoenix
Replies: 1
Views: 116

October Word Crawl: Order of the Phoenix

Welcome to the October 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 ...
by Sky Alton
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Off to School-That's a Wrap
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Off to School-That's a Wrap

Just to let everyone know that all beans should now have been awarded. If you think I haven't given you the right number or that you should have gotten some and didn't, please just drop me a message so I can double check. :D I now know that over 40 people took part Also, thank you so much to everyon...
by Sky Alton
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: October Prompt: Descriptive Dining
Replies: 2
Views: 103

October Prompt: Descriptive Dining

It’s amazing how much of our talking and social interacting we do during meal times. Meals can be celebratory, every day, romantic, confrontational, tense, awkward…. You’ve probably worked it out by now that this month I’d like you to write a story (200 words or more) about a meal time. It can be a ...
by Sky Alton
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Off to School-That's a Wrap
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Off to School-That's a Wrap

We’ve reached the end of the activity! (I can’t quite believe it but it’s true) It’s been truly incredible to see all the participation from so many different HOLers, new and old . Actually, there are so many of you (well over 40) that listing you all was just too daunting a task but hopefully you k...
by Sky Alton
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Chat Parties Info
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Chat Parties Info

About 24 hours from now, we'll be seing off the activity in style with our final chat meet. See you tomorrow in #offtoschool at 7 (seven) PM Hol-time
by Sky Alton
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Off to School
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Off to School

Just a quick reminder that there's just over 2 days to go before the activity finishes-still plenty of time to complete a task or two! :) The final deadline is 11.59 HOL-time on Saturday (30th September)
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 6-Moving Forward
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Week 6-Moving Forward

Well, we’re drawing near to the end of the activity but this is by no means the end of your time here on Hol. Whether you’ve been here for a month or over a decade, there’s years of fun, friendships and magic ahead of you. (Me, sappy? Never!) The discussion this week is simple: for 10 beans , tell u...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 6-Looking Back
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Week 6-Looking Back

We don’t all have a pensieve. So, how do we hang on to the magical memories we’ve been making? And where do we put all these moving photographs, Hogwarts express ticket stubs and tests with (nearly) perfect scores? Hmmm…. For 10 beans , make a collage or scrapbook page of stuff from your first month...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 6-Awating Your Owl
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Week 6-Awating Your Owl

Well, we’re getting to the end of the first month of term. How’s it going? What have you enjoyed most? Maybe it's your first lesson, a hilarious happening in your common room, a new skill you’ve acquired or something else entirely. What are you bursting to tell everyone at home about? For 20 beans ,...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Chat Parties Info
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Chat Parties Info

Quick reminder that there's no event today. See you on Saturday the 30th for the final party.
by Sky Alton
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ivorie!
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Happy Birthday, Ivorie!

Ditto what Aurelia said. Hope you're having a sensational birthday! :D

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