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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Facebook 20th Anniversary Easter Egg
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Facebook 20th Anniversary Easter Egg

I'm having a bit of fun with this! Thank you for posting, Polaris.

I love that wand and magical sparks and ... stuff. (I woke up this morning with Hedwig's theme playing in my head. That was SO cool!)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 98
Views: 1441

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is:

A sentence in a fortune cookie

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams:
Don't panic.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Prof. Kath Snape!!
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Happy Birthday Prof. Kath Snape!!

Happy Birthday, Kath!

I wish for you a wonderful and magical birthday!

\o/
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Topic: PS - Week 1 - You've Received Your Letter
Replies: 0
Views: 34

PS - Week 1 - You've Received Your Letter

The day's mail is received and someone hands you a thick and heavy envelope, made of yellowish parchment. It's addressed to you and you note that the address is written in an emerald-green ink. You open the envelope and draw out a letter. You are invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and W...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: The Marauders 101
Topic: Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Questions

I have my Quill!!

Thank you for solving the puzzle, Arianna and Dario.

ps - it was a lovely class :) Thanks.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Topic: Whose Stone is it Anyway?
Replies: 10
Views: 142

Re: Whose Stone is it Anyway?

I'd not picked up on it at all until I started botting and asked what PS/SS meant! Oh. Philosophers Stone and Socerers Stone. I prefer Philosopher's Stone because it's easier to say. A google search 'define sorcerery' the art, practices, or spells of a person who is supposed to exercise supernatural...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Topic: 20th Anniversary of Philosopher's Stone
Replies: 0
Views: 37

20th Anniversary of Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone was first published on June 26, 1997, introducing us all to a world full of wonder and magic. We are going to celebrate this here! Three weeks of fun and points earning opportunities start June 26th . Each week will see a creative task, a puzzle and a writte...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Topic: FAQ -- and any questions you have
Replies: 0
Views: 24

FAQ -- and any questions you have

Some questions have come up already and we have answers! If you have a question about the activity and it's not already been addressed, write it below and one of us will answer -or - if you don't want to post it in here - send me a HOL PM with your question and I'll answer it for you. If your questi...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Summer Camp 2016
Topic: Questions?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Questions?

*nods* You are correct, Kim. Huff is having Fantastic Beasts open to all Houses in August. Lisa, right now (and every month), Hufflepuff has the Games Tent ( DoHGaS ) where you can earn Diamonds ! Keep a look out for new events posted in the HOL Calendar . Activities show up in there in advance of t...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: The Awareness of Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 22

The Awareness of Magic

Magic, the awareness and beingness of magic, comes in stages to folks -- if it comes at all. When does a person become aware of the existence of magic, that there actually might be such a thing? When does a person choose to believe that magic is actually real? And when does a person accept that magi...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Topic: WATCH THIS SPACE
Replies: 0
Views: 66

WATCH THIS SPACE

WATCH THIS SPACE Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was first published on June 26, 1997 . Incredible isn't it. Do you remember when it came out? https://hotteahotbooks.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/harry-potter.jpeg ** The graphic is a picture of Harry Potter standing in Mr. Ollivander's shop -...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: Wizarding World Book Club
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Wizarding World Book Club

Decisions, decisions. Put this in Book Club ? Or put it in here. Well, it *goes* in Pottermore so ... Do you want to join The Wizarding World Book Club ? Wizarding World Book Club - Read and discuss the Harry Potter stories with anyone, anywhere. What a lovely enticement for folks to read more book...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Wand-Making
Topic: Wand-making Graduation Spring 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Wand-making Graduation Spring 2017

We have some folks who survived Wand-making and didn't lose their buttocks! (Well, one person did but we won't say who, will we ...) As it is - well done to Astra Carling Katya Snow Maxim Trevelyan Will Lestrange who have earned a Quill in Wand-making ! I'm tempted to put some of your stuff in here ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 98
Views: 1441

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt: Lyrics from a song Note: Your quote should still come from a book. It can be an actual song or something which could seem like lyrics. from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the one, And Voldy’s gone moldy, so now let’s ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Growing Up Harry Potter
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Growing Up Harry Potter

That's just so exciting, Arianna. :wub: I saw a picture of a broomstick curtain rod ... and didn't find it again. But that looked SO cool. You think oh a curtain rod and then there is the end of it with twigs! And realize it is a broomstick. :lol: (Reminds me of the Black Arrow in The Desolation of ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: June - Fallen Letters
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: June - Fallen Letters

Have you done this Fallen Letters yet?

If not, do it! Earn some HOOTS!

You have until the end of the month to send me your answer. :)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Alanna, Chapters 3 and 4
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Alanna, Chapters 3 and 4

In a way, these chapters galloped by too fast. I found myself racing through them, wanting to find out what happens next, because, while interesting in and of themselves, they set up the scene for more to happen later on. (I've read the book before ... but not recently!) So Alanna meets a bully. Som...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: The Hobbit, From Tolkien to Jackson
Topic: The Hobbit - End of Term and Awards
Replies: 0
Views: 28

The Hobbit - End of Term and Awards

I am very happy to announce those people who completed The Hobbit and earned their Spring 2017 Quill . Arianna Stonewater Katya Snow Marcie Hobber Ravariel Aiwince Sky Alton I really really enjoyed reading your homeworks. I usually smiled (and sometimes laughed) when reading them. Thank you for a mo...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Charms
Topic: Well done, survivors of Charms!
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Well done, survivors of Charms!

We had survivors from the Charms class! And a couple of you even remembered to help save your companion in the Term Exam .... Well done! Welcome to the Charms graduation ceremony . Four people survived -- wild applause ! Katya Snow of Hufflepuff Kendra Givens of Ravenclaw Karen Tao of Ravenclaw Gaia...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Painting a Picture with Words
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Painting a Picture with Words

Have you ever been fortunate enough to be reading (or listening to) a book and the words written, as you read, form into a picture with scents and sounds and you are there ?! I read this a little while ago - The Twilight Quarter was so named because during the brightest hours of the day it barely st...

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