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by Sky Alton
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Kendra!!
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Happy Birthday Kendra!!

Happy birthday, Kendra! I hope it continues to be otterly magical. (...no, my otter puns have not improved since last year. Not in the slightest.)
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: Quick Quotes

Fasten your seatbelts and make sure your tray tables are stowed in the upright position as this weeks prompt is.... An unusual item on an airplane safety card From Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling Any sighting of an Inferius, or encounter with same, should be reported to the Mi...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Story Book
Topic: Snow White - Creative Task
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Snow White - Creative Task

I think the ring would have to be pretty but also simple for someone to actually want to put it on. If it looks too intimidating or grand, then certain people might hesitate, rendering the curse useless on a number of possible recipients. So, I think it would be a very simple silver band that twirls...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Story Book
Topic: Cinderella - Creative Task
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Cinderella - Creative Task

The fish is actually very flat (only a few inches in depth) and nearly completely transparent so that it can go unseen unless it wishes to interact. It is quite a size, measuring about 4 feet from tip to tale and a further 2 feet across its midsection. It is an almost perfect oval shape, except for ...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Story Book
Topic: Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Creative Task
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Creative Task

The bears had been called away to an urgent resident’s meeting for the denizens of the enchanted woods: that’s why they’d left their breakfast on the table. There were alarming reports of a growing epidemic of home invasions that the neighbourhood watch wanted to make everyone aware of. At the meeti...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Story Book
Topic: Rapunzel - Creative Task
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Rapunzel - Creative Task

I crave cookies but they must be chewy around the edges and soft/gooey in the centre. My latest favourite doesn't really involve a 'recipe' - it's more a hack to an existing cookie recipe you already have. The ones I love most are made by my friend and I'm not sure what basic cookie mix she uses but...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Story Book
Topic: Sleeping Beauty - Creative Task
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Sleeping Beauty - Creative Task

I usually only remember snatches of my dreams and they’re usually too bizarre for me to begin to describe them. One of my favourites that I do remember in some detail was the first one I ever had about HOL. It was an odd mix of modern school and Hogwarts castle (I remember chatting to Kendra and som...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Story Book
Topic: Little Red Riding Hood - Creative Task
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Little Red Riding Hood - Creative Task

I am a total pasta fiend and even more so when I’m sick or feeling low, so definitely a large bowl of pasta with red pesto and cheese. I also like to snack if I’m stuck on the sofa, so I think some salted nuts and flavoured crackers would also be a good plan. I tend to drink tea (rather than my usua...
by Sky Alton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 32
Views: 4349

Re: Gathering and Games

A bit on the late side but April’s gathering will be on Sunday the 28th, 5 PM until 8 PM HOL-time. We look forward to seeing you then in #gamesroom! March’s gathering was very well attended and we played quite a few short games. This began with a new (and very devious) game called ‘Just One’. Here, ...
by Sky Alton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Theme Parties
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Theme Parties

Scarlet, that sounds incredible. I'd have been fangirling all over the place. I hope your sister was in Gilmore heaven. The only themed parties I've really attended (though the concept excites me no end and I hope to be able to organise one of my own some day) are the murder mystery dinners that I'v...
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is....

A line from a Sitcom

From Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers
She couldn't have found anything nastier to say if she had thought it out with both hands for a fortnight
by Sky Alton
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Astaria!
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Happy Birthday, Astaria!

Happy birthday to Astaria Rivers! I hope it's been an incredible one :)
by Sky Alton
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 37
Views: 4464

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

HOL Book Club tackles transmogrification! Read all about it! Princess Anya is the Frogkisser! Transformees Flock to Princess for Chance to Regain Humanity! If you want to know what all this is in aid of, you best join us in May as we read ‘Frogkisser!’ by Garth Nix Princess Anya has just this minute...
by Sky Alton
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Zoki!
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Happy Birthday, Zoki!

Happy birthday to HOL's very own Headmaster! Zoki, I hope it's been a wonderful day.

(I wasn't able to hack the password to your office to deck it in gold streamers and ever lasting balloons but the thought was there)
by Sky Alton
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: Quick Quotes

This weeks belated prompt is...

Something a hypnotist would repeat to induce a trance
From the Soprano Sorceress by L.E Modesitt JR
Holly-lolly-polly-pop
by Sky Alton
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Library Department
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Introduction

Welcome to the Library forum! This is an area for questions, suggestions and advice about HOL’s creative writing section, the Library Department . Please don’t post anything specific about your submission, comment or rating for a particular project here as everything submitted is intended to remain ...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: April Prompt: From Where I'm Standing
Replies: 1
Views: 58

April Prompt: From Where I'm Standing

As a rule, we’re used to seeing a situation from one person’s point of view. As omniscient narration (where we get a glimpse into every characters head in one scene) has declined in popularity, authors tend to have to make a call about who gets to narrate a particular important event. It’s usually s...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: April Prompt: A Cover is Not the Book
Replies: 0
Views: 43

April Prompt: A Cover is Not the Book

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. That being said, there’s no denying that cover art plays a significant role in our first impression of a book and whether it’s right for us. The publishing industry is certainly aware of this power. For instance, I remember when my mother received...
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: Quick Quotes

April is making itself heard with the following prompt....

A way of making an entrance

From Od Magic by Patricia Mckillip
Yar also entered the door beneath the Cobbler's Shoe
by Sky Alton
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 32
Views: 4349

Re: Gathering and Games

Remember we're gathering in #gamesroom between 5PM and 8 PM HOL-time today! Daylight savings time is now in effect for HOL-time so double check on the Calendar Page to make sure you know when it is.

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