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by Sky Alton
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2743

Re: Gathering and Games

We’ll be meeting in #gamesroom on Sunday 24 June between 5 and 8 PM HOL-time In May, we began with a few rounds of ‘Where Am I’ where one player answers questions from the rest, trying to guess their fictional location. After the full 20 questions, Amy guessed that Prof. Tarma Black was lurking outs...
by Sky Alton
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: June Prompt: Read All About It
Replies: 2
Views: 304

June Prompt: Read All About It

From ‘Terror at the Quidditch World Cup’ to the return of Voldemort, We’ve seen many notable events in the Wizarding World reported in the pages of the Prophet and the Quibbler. Newspaper cuttings make for very interesting additions to stories as they tell us a lot about the world and the people rea...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion

Teach me to hear Mermaid’s singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging, And find, What wind, Serves to advance an honest mind -Song by John Donne In June we’ll be reading ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ by Dianna Wynne Jones. This is a convoluted and light-hearted trip through a fantasy world that is totally ne...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 1-5
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 1-5

How one’s point of view does alter Here we’ll be discussing the first 5 chapters of Howl’s Moving Castle. Throwing a character a curve ball and seeing what happens is a well-known plot device. In this instance, do you think that Sophie actually benefits from being cursed and forced to re-evaluate w...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 6-10
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 6-10

And aunts, aunts are terrible. They go for you with hat pins. Here we’ll be discussing chapters 6 through 10 of Howl’s Moving Castle. Don’t worry if you’ve not reached this point yet, all the discussion posts will be waiting for you whenever you do. Fairy tales often derive a lot of their wonder an...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 11-15
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 11-15

I make that 4 horses and 10 men just to get rid of one old woman. What did you do to the king? Here we’ll be discussing chapters 11 through 15 of Howl’s Moving Castle. In these chapters, Sophie visits two locations beyond the Castle door for the first time. While Kingsbury is grand and strange, Jon...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 31, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 16-21
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 16-21

Typical, I break my neck to get here and I find you peacefully tidying up Here we’ll be discussing the remaining chapters of Howl’s Moving Castle (16 through 21) as well as the book as a whole. The end of the book is certainly a wild ride of resolutions, explanations and possibilities. Do you like ...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2743

Re: Gathering and Games

Join us for mayhem and magic in #gamesroom tomorrow from 5 PM HOL!
by Sky Alton
Sat May 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Signings, Readings and Launches, Oh My
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Signings, Readings and Launches, Oh My

Even in the age of e-books signings and author events are still a major part of the publicity for a book. Parties for book launches are as well as they’re really the first chance people outside of the process get to find out about the new arrival on the scene. I attended my first signing two years a...
by Sky Alton
Fri May 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 33
Views: 3163

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

In June we’ll be reading ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ by Dianna Wynne Jones and diving head first into the land of Ingary, a place where all you know about fairy tales is true… just not quite in the way you might have imagined. Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the e...
by Sky Alton
Tue May 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2743

Re: Gathering and Games

Our next gathering will be on May 27th, 5 PM until 8 PM HOL-time, in #gamesroom April’s session saw the debut of two new games. First was a test of social deduction with Spyfall. Here, all players were given a card with the group’s location and a role for them to play. Well, all except the spy who w...
by Sky Alton
Wed May 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: May Prompt: On This Day...
Replies: 1
Views: 273

May Prompt: On This Day...

We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the One, And Voldy’s gone mouldy, so now let’s have fun! - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows It’s the 20th anniversary of The Battle of Hogwarts today. This is a pivotal event for the Harry Potter series and more importantly, the wizarding world. To celebr...
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: TV Soundtracks
Replies: 3
Views: 327

TV Soundtracks

A while back, Netflix introduced a ‘skip opening titles’ button. I can see the point for people who find they just get in the way of the good stuff but I quite enjoy them: at least the musical part. There are some TV intros that I will sit and listen to, even if I don’t have any intention of watchin...
by Sky Alton
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2743

Re: Gathering and Games

Remember we'll be in #gamesroom from 5 PM HOL-time tomorrow! See you there.
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Kendra!
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Happy Birthday, Kendra!

I tried to find you a good otter joke, I honestly did. But instead went for the absolute worst:
Q: What do you call a kids book about otters?
A: Harry Otter

Before people start pelting me with things, I'll just say this: have an amazing birthday ;)
by Sky Alton
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Word Crawl: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Word Crawl: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Welcome to the Fantastic Beasts word crawl! Don’t know what a crawl is? No problem! It's esentially a writing board game: you write from one instruction to the next to create a story of 300 words or more and it can be about absolutely anything (you don’t have to stick to the Harry Potter theme in an...
by Sky Alton
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: April Prompt: Time After Time
Replies: 4
Views: 399

April Prompt: Time After Time

Of this allow, If ever you have spent time worse ere now; If never, yet that Time himself doth say He wishes earnestly you never may. -Time in The Winter’s Tale Time is an important part of fiction. Often a scene in a book will take roughly the same amount of time to read as it would to happen in a...
by Sky Alton
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Dream Merch?
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Dream Merch?

I finally (finally!) got myself to the shop at Platform 9 ¾ last week. It was very hard not to spend all the money in the world in there, I wanted nearly everything so badly. But with all the merchandise they had, there were still things that I wanted that haven’t been made yet. A proper, custard co...
by Sky Alton
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 25
Views: 2743

Re: Gathering and Games

Our April Gathering in #gamesroom will be on Sunday the 29th, 5 PM until 8 PM HOL-time! March was a pretty relaxed affair where we played some fan favourites. We kicked things off with Spell It Out, where everyone is given a handful of spells and must pick one to get them out of a sticky situation. ...
by Sky Alton
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21984

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is...
The name of a popular indie band

From Lirael by Garth Nix
Wet, cold and full of Holes

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