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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: St Mungo's
Replies: 2
Views: 33

St Mungo's

I'll be having surgery tomorrow and I will be taking a break from HOL while I recover both in hospital and at home. I should be back in a week or thereabouts, but it may take me a while to get back into the swing of things. In the meantime if you have any questions or concerns about the following, p...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Character Clash
Topic: Sign Ups
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Sign Ups

Should you be interested in participating in Character Clash, please sign up below, choosing at least 3 characters (maximum 5) and ranking them in order of preference. We will do our best to make sure you get a character you want. Please try to get your choices in as early as possible to avoid disap...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: What movie coming in out in 2018 are you most excited for?
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: What movie coming in out in 2018 are you most excited for?

I saw the trailer of Mortal Engines earlier, and it looks really intriguing. London is a city that's special to me in a lot of ways, and I'm always fascinated by different conceptualisations of it. Based on the trailer, it seems like there's a lot going on in the movie, so I'll probably try read the...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Katelin
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Happy Birthday, Katelin

Happy Birthday, fellow accent enthusiast!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: Gathering and Games

Due to an unexpected sighting of the Crumple-Horned Snorcack, which we need to investigate further, we'll be rescheduling Gathering and Games to October. We'll announce a new date closer to the time.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Mobile and Tablet Games
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Mobile and Tablet Games

I don't often play mobile or tablet games, but there are a few I've enjoyed, most notably Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 (both on iPad). I recently got into a puzzly game on mobile called I Love Hue , which involves arranging different coloured tiles into a spectrum. I find it can be rat...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Flash Fiction

Fish, sign, tower The archaeologist fished through the exposed soil for some sign of a long lost culture. Time passed. He soon noticed a shadow towering over him. He turned and was greeted by the sight of a haggard warrior dressed in tribal regalia. The archaeologist stepped forward hesitantly but ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Mass Effect
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Mass Effect

I'm a little further into the original game since I last posted, having completed one or two of the first main quests (depending on one's perspective). I've enjoyed exploring the other planets while completing the various side-quests. I really like how each has a different landscape and there's desc...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: September Prompt: Word Creatures
Replies: 0
Views: 43

September Prompt: Word Creatures

As readers, we're constantly surrounded by words, letters, characters and punctuation. In some stories, such as Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series or Scott Lynch's novella In the Stacks , there are creatures that are the embodiment of words or interact with words in some way, that ultimately intro...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 16507

Re: Quick Quotes

An item on a resume

From A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron:
Tetris World Champion for thirty-three years running
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Accessibility at HOL
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Accessibility at HOL

Please note: This section only applies to those of you who are planning on teaching language-related classes at HOL (with the exception of conlangs eg. Klingon or Gobbledegook) as well as those of you who are using website builders or web development tools set in a non-English language to create you...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Silas Hipolito Crist!
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Happy Birthday Silas Hipolito Crist!

Happy Birthday, Silas!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Class Applications are Open!
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Class Applications are Open!

Please note that the class application process is divided into two parts. You'll first be asked to fill in a general form so that the Head Office can get to know you better. The second part of the application involves providing details about your class. Each class that you want to teach will requir...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Mass Effect
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Mass Effect

A fellow HOLer recommended Mass Effect to me and so far I'm loving it. This took me somewhat by surprise as this is the first proper science fiction video game I've played (I tend to prefer RPGs with fantasy elements). I'm still in the early stages of the game, but the storyline and the world-buildi...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Cosmo!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Happy Birthday, Cosmo!

Happy Birthday, Cosmo! Hope you have a great day!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Class Applications are Open!
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Class Applications are Open!

Class applications are now open! They will remain open until 25 August 2018 . Before you apply, please read through this post as there have been several changes from previous terms. When considering whether or not you will apply to be a Professor or Student Teacher, you need to keep a few things in ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Admin Office
Topic: Welcome to the Admin Office
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Welcome to the Admin Office

If you have an issue or concern about the inner workings of the site such as a technical issue with your account or an error with class administration, please post as many details as you can and we'll look into it. Certain aspects of the site are still under construction, so we ask for your patience...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HOL IDs no longer being used
Replies: 0
Views: 137

HOL IDs no longer being used

Hi everyone! With the new website, one significant change is that HOL IDs * will no longer be used as such. Messages, points, class membership/assistants and so on will rely on a person's HOL name instead. The only instance where they will still be used is with the URL for a person's profile. Studen...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Playing Boardgames Online
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Playing Boardgames Online

I much prefer playing boardgames in person, but I've started exploring the idea of playing boardgames online. A fellow HOLer mentioned a good site for Dominion, which I found was a great way to explore the expansions rather inexpensively. A few months back, I played against the bots quite regularly,...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Cursed Child
Topic: New Play Locations
Replies: 1
Views: 84

New Play Locations

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child recently celebrated its second anniversary. It premiered in London and recently made its way to New York. Two additional cities will find themselves home to the play in the next couple of years: Melbourne, Australia in 2019 and Hamburg, Germany in 2020. The latter ...

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