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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 2 - Quidditch Fouls
Replies: 1
Views: 13

SQL 2018 - Week 2 - Quidditch Fouls

Again referring to Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp, there is a fascinating paragraph which talks about fouls and our first ever World Cup. Rules are of course "made to be broken". Seven hundred Quidditch fouls are listed in the Department of Magical Games and Sports record...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 2 - Sudoku
Replies: 0
Views: 11

SQL 2018 - Week 2 - Sudoku

How well do you know your Quidditch fouls? Do you know the word used for this particular foul? Flying with intent to collide from Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp Here you have an opportunity to earn more Team Points (and Beans for yourself)! https://s26.postimg.cc/ga2z53o0p/SQL_2018...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Proto-writing
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Week 3 - Proto-writing - Cryptogram

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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts - Origins and Evolution

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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts - the Mystery Inscription

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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

We've talked about the Muggles and their cave drawings and their pictograms and now we have reached discussing their Proto-writing. But what have the wizards been doing all this time? Your task is to draw a wizarding artefact with an inscription in an early script or wizarding alphabet. What is your...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Week 3 - Early Scripts

There are many kinds of scripts which were used in different areas of the world which scholars call Proto-writing. This means a written communication which is before what is called the invention of Alphabetic writing. There were Cuneiform script, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese writing, Indus script, ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Proto-writing
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Week 3 - Proto-writing

We've gone through some of the history of communication, with story-telling being of an apparently world-wide use and then with pictures shown on a varying number of surfaces in a varying number of places. Following those, and developing towards the communication of writing with which we are most fa...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephenie Meyer
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Presenting Author - Stephenie Meyer

Title of the book : Twilight Author : Stephanie Meyer Series : Yes. This is the first book of the Twilight series ( Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn ). Genres : Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampire Short summary of the story : Written in first person, this story follows the ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephenie Meyer
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Presenting Author - Stephenie Meyer

Name of the author: Stephenie Meyer Main genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal Main audience: Young adult on Presenting writing still: Yes, is still writing Main books: mostly known for the Twilight series ( Twilight , New Moon , Eclipse , Breaking Dawn ) and outtakes and/or expansions of...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 Questions and Answers
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: SQL 2018 Questions and Answers

Two questions! One was already alluded to, but this is an expansion of the answer: Question: People are sending in stuff for forum activities and there is the first IRC games tomorrow. Can I still sign up? For how long a time period may I sign up? Can I do the forum things which were posted prior to...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 Questions and Answers
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: SQL 2018 Questions and Answers

Zen wrote this in SQL 2018 REF Sign-Up Post Do you need to be an official ref? If not, I'd like to give it a try. I am very familiar with the rules and would be happy to try out for Quaffle ref. I am available pretty much any time except next Friday during the day. I am available in the Friday eveni...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review - Expecting Someone Taller
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Book Review - Expecting Someone Taller

Title of the book: Expecting Someone Taller Author: Tom Holt Series: unfortunately not Genres: Fantasy, Humor, Fiction, Mythology Short summary of the story: The whole story is based around the Ring of the Nibelungs and what has since happened to it, after the ending of Wagner's Ring Cycle. It inclu...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: Schedule of Broom Games
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Schedule of Broom Games

Will the question set be the same as the official ref set, or we plan to go easy on non-pros? :) Quaffle games will use the official ref set. The IRC games are set up for more even-across-the-board chances. The person who wins in one of the IRC games, depending on the format, might be the newest ne...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Siggy & Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Re: SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Siggy & Avatar

I love the land of my birth! Transylvania is beautiful, so gorgeous and majestic. Never mind the sparkling vampires ... My Avatar is such: https://s26.postimg.cc/wgfv4wtgp/SQL_2018_-_siggy_avatar_Transylvania_100x100_2.jpg It shows the rolling hills of golden grasses and of copses of trees vanishing...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Summer Reading Challenge 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

I pledge 4 books. :)

1. Expecting Someone Taller - by Tom Holt
2. Twilight - by Stephenie Meyer
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 292
Views: 13757

Re: Quick Quotes

Week 2 of July has this prompt!

Something you would write on your school binder

From Hamlet by William Shakespeare

...there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Jigsaw
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Jigsaw

\o/ Shiloh Adlar has sent in the solved jigsaw already! Who is next? Arianna Stonewater ! Aurelia West Will Lestrange Silas Hipolito Crist Zen McGregor Scarlet Leslie-Lewis (Prof.) Alexander Brighton Limine Snidget (Prof.) Rorey Padfoot (Prof.) Ingvild Ogden Maxim Trevelyan Emma Borg Katelin Ross Va...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Siggy & Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 222

SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Siggy & Avatar

You are here to represent your team! Yes, you have made it onto a team and are present to represent either Flanders or Translyvania in this Activity. Earn Team Points by creating for yourself a Siggy (250x100) and Avatar (100x100) which tell the world which team you are on! The Siggy needs to includ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Jigsaw
Replies: 1
Views: 117

SQL 2018 - Week 1 - Jigsaw

Welcome to SQL 2018 ! Remember the year of the first ever World Cup? Where, in the final, all 700 of the Quidditch fouls listed in the Department of Magical Games and Sports occurred? What a fun game! Yes, 1473 was a year to remember! In memory of that game, and to celebrate the beginning of the Qui...

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