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by Sky Alton
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 5-Magical Games and Sports
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Week 5-Magical Games and Sports

We here an awful lot about Quidditch in the Harry Potter series but there are other magical games and sports. The ones we know of are Aingingein, The Annual Broom Race, Quodpot, Shuntbumps, stichstock, Gobstones and Wizard Chess but there must be many, many others. For 10 beans , tell us about your ...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 5-Celebrations
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Week 5-Celebrations

Whichever sport, game or challenge you’re competing in, it feels amazing to celebrate your victories or acknowledge your adoring fans. A lot of athletes and teams have their own ritual to empower them-think Usain Bolt’s ‘Lightning Bolt’ pose. Imagine you’re a famous Hogwarts Quidditch player, debate...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 5-Quidditch
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Week 5-Quidditch

Hogwarts wouldn’t be Hogwarts without the houses vying for the famed Quidditch cup. Here at Hol we’re not about to deny you the chance to shoot a quaffle, dodge a bludger or snag a snitch. The Wizarding World’s favourite sport is a massive part of things here. Hol Quidditch is played in real time on...
by Sky Alton
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Chat Parties Info
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Chat Parties Info

Friendly reminder that we're just over 24 hours away from our next party. Hope to see as many of you as possible in #offtoschool at 8 (eight) PM on sunday 17th (tomorrow!)
by Sky Alton
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Chat Parties Info
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Chat Parties Info

We’re keeping to our Sunday, 8 (eight) PM Hol-time slot this week (that’s the 17th!). During our last party, we all donned masks and participated in some fun games of glamourous intrigue and mysterious identities. We kicked things off with ‘Who Am I’. Prof. Zenix James was first up to play the part ...
by Sky Alton
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 4-Pets
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Week 4-Pets

Hogwarts wouldn’t have been at all the same without Hedwig, Pigwidgeon, Crookshank’s or Trevor. And with that in mind, one thing you can spend beans on here on Hol is a feathered, furred or croaking companion from the Hogsmeade Pet Shop to brighten your day. For this 10 bean task, I’d like you to te...
by Sky Alton
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 4-Awesome Awards
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Week 4-Awesome Awards

Orders of Merlin of various classes, prizes for brilliance in spell casting, Triwizard cups and even shiny shields for services to the school: the Harry Potter universe is full of magical awards. Here on Hol we also have awards that go far beyond the fiercely contested House and Quidditch Cups. You ...
by Sky Alton
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Chat Parties Info
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Chat Parties Info

You are cordially invited to Hol’s very own Masquerade party in #offtoschool tomorrow (Sunday the 10th) at 8 (eight) PM Hol-time . The entire night will be devoted to games of secret identities and mysterious locales. Dress to impress and remember your mask! Games We’ll be Playing… Who Done It? A ‘c...
by Sky Alton
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Sabriel, Prologue-chapter 7
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Sabriel, Prologue-chapter 7

The prologue is just intriguing enough for me. I admit I don’t find Sabriel’s father as interesting a character as her but I think the prologue needs to be there to introduce us to the scope of the novel. I also love it as an example of the visceral quality of Nix’s writing: I can really feel the ra...
by Sky Alton
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: What to Watch....?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

What to Watch....?

I have a 'To Watch' list that is beginning to catch up with my 'to read' list....which is saying something. Some things have been on it for years and may never get watched unless someone literally throws the DVDs in my direction (Friends, Game of Thrones) and some stuff I'm just waiting for the idea...
by Sky Alton
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: September Prompt: Setting Out
Replies: 1
Views: 55

September Prompt: Setting Out

I always love stepping out of my house on a crisp autumn day. It doesn’t matter if I’m going to a class or to do some shopping: there’s just a certain tang of wildness and unpredictability in the air. To celebrate the new term, this month’s prompt is to write a story (200 words or more) about someon...
by Sky Alton
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: When Muggles and Magic Collide
Topic: Introductions!
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Introductions!

Hi, another proud lion here. :D I'm Sky and I've been a HOLer since 2013. As well as being a Gryffindor prefect and getting under Kim's feet like an over excited puppy, I help run the Hol Bookclub. I also maintain a semi-permanent (read: obsessive) residency in the Hol chat (I'm the one in the corne...
by Sky Alton
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Chat Parties Info
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Chat Parties Info

This week's chat party is on Sunday this time! I’ll see you in #offtoschool at 8 (eight) PM Hol-time on the 10th We’ve had an amazing two weeks so far with some blisteringly fast paced games, hilarious answers, general madness and low flying pineapples. In week 1… We kicked off with 20 Questions wi...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 3-Extra, extra!
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Week 3-Extra, extra!

There is nothing better than settling down in the best chair in the Common Room and leafing through your favourite wizarding periodical. Are you a prophet subscriber? A Quibbler devotee? A Witch Weekly devourer? Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit closer to home. Let’s talk HOL’s very own ho...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 3-Filling Your Free Time
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Week 3-Filling Your Free Time

Classes are important but they aren’t the be all and end all of life at Hogwarts. There’s plenty of other stuff to fill your free time with. There’s hanging in your common room, playing magical games and sports, kicking back with your favourite wizarding publication and participating in clubs. Belie...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 3-Study Spaces
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Week 3-Study Spaces

We all have a specific kind of environment we like to study or get creative in. Whether you prefer a desk in a quiet corner or a more communal space where you can discuss assignments with your classmates, place is key. For 20 beans, design and decorate your ideal study space anywhere in the Castle o...
by Sky Alton
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 2-Secret Mission
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Week 2-Secret Mission

I'm so glad to hear you're finding it useful, Sachiko!
by Sky Alton
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 1-Ask Me...
Replies: 44
Views: 715

Re: Week 1-Ask Me...

Mine is silver birch, 10 inches and with a joberknoll feather core. It's very light and has a natural curve but it isn't at all flexable. I made it myself during Professor Tarma's wand making class. I chose the wood myself while on a walk without any real idea of what the tree was: I just liked the ...
by Sky Alton
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Chat Parties Info
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Chat Parties Info

A quick reminder that fun is happening in #offtoschool from 8 (eight) PM Hol-time tomorrow (Saturday)! Feel free to show up from 7 to chat if you feel so inclined-I'll be there. :D
by Sky Alton
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 2-Classes
Replies: 23
Views: 439

Re: Week 2-Classes

Just dropping by to tell those of you yet to check the date that we're officially in term time :D. You can go sign up for those classes you've been eagerly anticipating. Learn, earn points and most of all, have fun.

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