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by Sky Alton
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: Gathering and Games

Remember we'll be gathering in a couple hours at 5 PM HOL-Time! Looking forward to seeing you there.
by Sky Alton
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Secret Elf Present Exchange
Topic: Sign ups
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Sign ups

Name: Sky Alton House: Gryffindor Presents you would like to receive: Book Recommendations (fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural) Lists of inspiring quotations (about writing, reading, courage, individuality, determination and anything else you can think of) Heart-warming stories Participation in Gryff's w...
by Sky Alton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: December Prompt: Your Presence Requested
Replies: 0
Views: 31

December Prompt: Your Presence Requested

Over on Ink Splatters, we’re creating invites to famous fictional soirees . Invitations are a time honoured way of introducing plot points or moving proceedings along. People have met at parties, fallen in love at parties, died at parties and even vanished into thin air at parties. The invitation is...
by Sky Alton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: Gathering and Games

You’re all cordially invited to join us for more fun in #gamesroom on Sunday December 16th, 5-8 PM HOL-time November’s was a very relaxed affair. We started off with a case of an old favourite: 20 Questions in Reverse. The thing to guess was particularly devious this time meaning it took Will Lestra...
by Sky Alton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Representation
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Representation

Great topic, Joey! I'm very hard to please with representation: I complain when it's not there and I'm never satisfied when it is. As a blind person and also a survivor of a very high profile illness, I don't think I've ever found a book, TV show or film that has come close to speaking to my experie...
by Sky Alton
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Beyond the Source
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Beyond the Source

The literary nerd in me was super excited and apprehensive that Margaret Attwood will be releasing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. The book won’t have anything to do with the continuation of the saga as seen in season 2 of the TV adaptation (we’re not even sure if any of the characters from the ori...
by Sky Alton
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: Gathering and Games

Remember today we'll be in #gamesroom, 5 till 8 PM HOL-time!
by Sky Alton
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Gail Allen!
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Happy Birthday Gail Allen!

Happy birthday Gail! I hope both the day and the year ahead are full of joy and promise.
by Sky Alton
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: Gathering and Games

We’re pleased to announce we’ll be meeting in #gamesroom on Sunday 25th November, 5 till 8 PM HOL-time. Come join us! In October, We had an exciting first session of the school year with a fabulous turnout. We started off with a warm up game of ‘Where Am I’ (essentially a hybrid between hide and see...
by Sky Alton
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: November Prompt: Sell It to Me
Replies: 0
Views: 53

November Prompt: Sell It to Me

This is a synopsis/blurb for Philosopher’s Stone (curtesy of Goodreads): Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the t...
by Sky Alton
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Phantom Tollbooth - November Book Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 127

The Phantom Tollbooth - November Book Discussion

This month we’re reading Norton Juster’s ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ and driving through a world where everything and nothing is as it should be. Below is a suggested reading schedule but you don’t need to stick to it in any way – go at your own pace! 1-7 November: Chapters 1-5 8-14 November: Chapters 6...
by Sky Alton
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Phantom Tollbooth - chapters 1-5
Replies: 0
Views: 69

The Phantom Tollbooth - chapters 1-5

Here we’ll be discussing chapters 1 through 5 of the Phantom Tollbooth On the surface, the style of the story seems incredibly simple: almost like the sparse narration from a fairytale or a fable. However, if you look more closely you’ll find Juster uses some incredibly complicated words (Faintly Ma...
by Sky Alton
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Phantom Tollbooth - chapters 6-10
Replies: 0
Views: 53

The Phantom Tollbooth - chapters 6-10

We’ve reached chapters 6 through 10 of The Phantom Tollbooth, discuss them here! The City of Reality is one of Juster’s more obvious attempts to open our eyes to the way we think about life. Do you think fantasy and surrealism allow us to see social issues or limiting thought patterns for what they ...
by Sky Alton
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Phantom Tollbooth - Chapters 11-15
Replies: 0
Views: 51

The Phantom Tollbooth - Chapters 11-15

Here we’ll be discussing chapters 11 through 15 of The Phantom Tollbooth These chapters are all about describing things we can’t perceive, whether it’s a sound we’ve never heard or a complex mathematical or philosophical idea that it might be hard to grasp otherwise. Do you find thought experiments ...
by Sky Alton
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Phantom Tollbooth - Chapters 16-20
Replies: 0
Views: 54

The Phantom Tollbooth - Chapters 16-20

We’ve reached the end of Phantom Tollbooth. Here we’ll be discussing chapters 16 through 20 as well as the book as a whole. I’ve been warning you throughout to use spoiler tags to avoid ruining the plot for others but do you think that’s really necessary here? The book is full of so many little scen...
by Sky Alton
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Reimagination
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Reimagination

With 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' having airlifted the original commics character of Sabrina Spellman a long way from her cheerful roots and the sitcom that made her a 90s household name, it got me wondering. What show or franchise would you like to see reimagined? More than that, do you thi...
by Sky Alton
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Potter Pronunciations
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Potter Pronunciations

It's leviosa, not Leviosar Gail's topic about audio books over on Book Talk reminded me of a friend who once said the Harry Potter films annoyed her because when reading the books to her, her dad had pronounced Slytherin very differently. I remember being slightly annoyed myself that the audio book ...
by Sky Alton
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Maxim Trevelyan
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Happy Birthday Maxim Trevelyan

Seconding Gail: cake is most certainly in order. Happy birthday ;)
by Sky Alton
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Sirius Fudge
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Happy Birthday Sirius Fudge

Hope it is/was a great one, Sirius! *Joins in the confetti tossing (I hope it's sparkly)*
by Sky Alton
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: Gathering and Games

Remember we're meeting in #gamesroom tomorrow at 5 PM HOL-time! But more importantly, remember that the clocks go back in the UK tonight so HOL time will be changing back to UTC [/i][/u]: this means the games might not necessarily be at the time you expect so double check HOL-time on the Calendar Pa...

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