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by Sky Alton
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: As Good As New
Replies: 1
Views: 8

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: 282

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: 312

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: 413

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: 3
Views: 28

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: 572

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: 636

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: 1
Views: 24

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: 15
Views: 1409

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: 1
Views: 25

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: 95

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: 2
Views: 62

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...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 6-10
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 6-10

And aunts, aunts are terrible. They go for you with hat pins. Here we’ll be discussing chapters 6 through 10 of Howl’s Moving Castle. Don’t worry if you’ve not reached this point yet, all the discussion posts will be waiting for you whenever you do. Fairy tales often derive a lot of their wonder an...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 11-15
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 11-15

I make that 4 horses and 10 men just to get rid of one old woman. What did you do to the king? Here we’ll be discussing chapters 11 through 15 of Howl’s Moving Castle. In these chapters, Sophie visits two locations beyond the Castle door for the first time. While Kingsbury is grand and strange, Jon...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 16-21
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 16-21

Typical, I break my neck to get here and I find you peacefully tidying up Here we’ll be discussing the remaining chapters of Howl’s Moving Castle (16 through 21) as well as the book as a whole. The end of the book is certainly a wild ride of resolutions, explanations and possibilities. Do you like ...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Gathering and Games

Join us for mayhem and magic in #gamesroom tomorrow from 5 PM HOL!
by Sky Alton
Sat May 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Signings, Readings and Launches, Oh My
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Signings, Readings and Launches, Oh My

Even in the age of e-books signings and author events are still a major part of the publicity for a book. Parties for book launches are as well as they’re really the first chance people outside of the process get to find out about the new arrival on the scene. I attended my first signing two years a...
by Sky Alton
Fri May 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 1903

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

In June we’ll be reading ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ by Dianna Wynne Jones and diving head first into the land of Ingary, a place where all you know about fairy tales is true… just not quite in the way you might have imagined. Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the e...
by Sky Alton
Tue May 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Gathering and Games

Our next gathering will be on May 27th, 5 PM until 8 PM HOL-time, in #gamesroom April’s session saw the debut of two new games. First was a test of social deduction with Spyfall. Here, all players were given a card with the group’s location and a role for them to play. Well, all except the spy who w...
by Sky Alton
Fri May 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Quill and Ink Overview
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Quill and Ink Overview

The following is a list of people who’ve completed prompts in the 2017-18 school year and how many they’ve completed. Remember, you need 7 to earn the Quill and Ink award and they can be word crawls or monthly prompts from any year. BJ Johnson: 11 Maxim Trevelyan: 4 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black: 3 Shado...

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