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by Sky Alton
Sat May 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Signings, Readings and Launches, Oh My
Replies: 2
Views: 45

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: 1817

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: 13
Views: 1246

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: 594

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: 1 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black: 3 Shado...
by Sky Alton
Wed May 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: May Prompt: On This Day...
Replies: 0
Views: 49

May Prompt: On This Day...

We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the One, And Voldy’s gone mouldy, so now let’s have fun! - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows It’s the 20th anniversary of The Battle of Hogwarts today. This is a pivotal event for the Harry Potter series and more importantly, the wizarding world. To celebr...
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: TV Soundtracks
Replies: 3
Views: 62

TV Soundtracks

A while back, Netflix introduced a ‘skip opening titles’ button. I can see the point for people who find they just get in the way of the good stuff but I quite enjoy them: at least the musical part. There are some TV intros that I will sit and listen to, even if I don’t have any intention of watchin...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: Gathering and Games

Remember we'll be in #gamesroom from 5 PM HOL-time tomorrow! See you there.
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Kendra!
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Happy Birthday, Kendra!

I tried to find you a good otter joke, I honestly did. But instead went for the absolute worst:
Q: What do you call a kids book about otters?
A: Harry Otter

Before people start pelting me with things, I'll just say this: have an amazing birthday ;)
by Sky Alton
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: April Wordcrawl: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 0
Views: 77

April Wordcrawl: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Welcome to April’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 Apr 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: April Prompt: Time After Time
Replies: 1
Views: 90

April Prompt: Time After Time

Of this allow, If ever you have spent time worse ere now; If never, yet that Time himself doth say He wishes earnestly you never may. -Time in The Winter’s Tale Time is an important part of fiction. Often a scene in a book will take roughly the same amount of time to read as it would to happen in a...
by Sky Alton
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Dream Merch?
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Dream Merch?

I finally (finally!) got myself to the shop at Platform 9 ¾ last week. It was very hard not to spend all the money in the world in there, I wanted nearly everything so badly. But with all the merchandise they had, there were still things that I wanted that haven’t been made yet. A proper, custard co...
by Sky Alton
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: Gathering and Games

Our April Gathering in #gamesroom will be on Sunday the 29th, 5 PM until 8 PM HOL-time! March was a pretty relaxed affair where we played some fan favourites. We kicked things off with Spell It Out, where everyone is given a handful of spells and must pick one to get them out of a sticky situation. ...
by Sky Alton
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 263
Views: 12344

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is...
The name of a popular indie band

From Lirael by Garth Nix
Wet, cold and full of Holes
by Sky Alton
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Personality Test!
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Personality Test!

Essay ahead, sorry! I’ve taken the test twice: once when I was 18 and once when I was 21 (just now). I wasn’t expecting much to have changed in 3 years but I’ve actually switched types. I used to be ISFP (the explorer) and am now INFP (the mediator). I actually see myself in both to varying extents:...
by Sky Alton
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Ask a Prefect
Topic: HOL Language Helpers
Replies: 0
Views: 211

HOL Language Helpers

If English isn’t your first language and you’re struggling to make sense of something on HOL, language helpers are here to help. These are members who are confident with languages other than English. If you send them a message, they can talk something over with you in your language, answer your ques...
by Sky Alton
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 263
Views: 12344

Re: Quick Quotes

This weeks prompt is ...
Something used as money in a post-apocalyptic society

From Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Regency silver snuff boxes
by Sky Alton
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: Gathering and Games

Quick reminder that we'll be in #gamesroom tomorrow (the 18th) from 5 PM until 8 PM HOL-time. Would be great to see you there! (Remember, daylight savings haven't started in Europe yet so double check the time as it may well be different to usual)
by Sky Alton
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 263
Views: 12344

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is...
The moment in a mystery novel where an important clue is found

From The Final Empire (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson
Plots behind plots, plans behind plans. There was always another secret
by Sky Alton
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Amy
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Happy Birthday, Amy

I already sent you a venomous tentacula but happy birthday here too!
by Sky Alton
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Hufflepuff House Spirit Awards 12/17 through 2/18
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Hufflepuff House Spirit Awards 12/17 through 2/18

Awww, thank you!!! Totally unexpected :D

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