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by Will Lestrange
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 3092

Re: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

Last night's pickups were some of the best-attended and most exciting pickups of the entire season, with some people coming out of retirement to join the party! Not everyone had brought their cauldrons to start the evening's antics, but luckily I had enough spares to cover everyone. With cauldrons a...
by Will Lestrange
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

Another defining property of communal storytelling that is missing from audiobooks (as they exist today, at least) is the potential for storytelling to be a two way street. In the communal setting, the storyteller could observe the listener’s response and change the story: explaining if the listener...
by Will Lestrange
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

The way audio books are used - and the way they're recommended to me - suggests that if anything, they're the exact opposite of communal storytelling. When I started commuting across state lines to get to work, many people recommended audio books to keep my mind occupied during the long drive. Here,...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Houses and Elements
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Houses and Elements

One question that I've found as an interesting way to determine people's personalities is to ask them to choose between the elements of fire , ice , and lightning . There are some relationships between these elements and Hogwarts houses, but it's not perfect. For example, when I started out at HOL, ...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Zenix
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Happy Birthday Zenix

hope you're having an amazing birthday!
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: Reschedule Thread

ALSO: Alexander and I want to reschedule our Week 3 match (originally at 6P HOL on the 10th) to 11:30 PM HOL on the same day. The ref is also amenable to the change, so it will go into the calendar!
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: Reschedule Thread

This is a bit of an ask, but can I bring my match against Shiloh (20th Feb) earlier in the week, perhaps to when I was originally meant to play Scarlet? (15th Feb) Your reschedule request was noted, but does that time work for Shiloh? I didn't think she was available on Wednesdays until late in the...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 4 Matches
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Refs for Week 4 Matches

The matches for the fourth week of the tournament all need refs! They are as follows: Will vs Kendra Mon 2/11 1A HOL [Sun 2/11 in US time zones] (Ref: Katelin) Alexander vs Cody Sat 2/17 5P HOL (Ref: Scarlet) Reply HERE to give your availability for reffing! (i.e. which matches you'd prefer to ref)!...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Career Advice
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Introductions

NOTE: I am actually taking this class in Spring 2018, not Fall 2017. I'm commenting here for my introduction because as of now there is no Spring 2018 introduction thread. My name is Will Lestrange and I'm a fifth year Slytherin Prefect. In addition to Career Advice, I am also taking Gobbledegook, W...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: Reschedule Thread

Noted! The schedule will have the new time for this match.
by Will Lestrange
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 3 Matches
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Refs for Week 3 Matches

You both have been added in! (Note that Shiloh vs Shadow has been moved back 30 minutes upon their request).
by Will Lestrange
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Hannah. R Thomas
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Happy Birthday Hannah. R Thomas

Happy birthday to my fellow analysis lover! Hope you had a great one!
by Will Lestrange
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How did you meet your best friend?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: How did you meet your best friend?

I move around a lot (the 31 months in my current place is my longest in an address as an adult, breaking the old record of 25 from last decade) so I’ve internalized that all of my friendships will eventually become online friendships, even if that’s not how we met in the first place. I have met Scar...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 2018 vs 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 162

2018 vs 2017

So we've nearly finished the first month of 2018. I know a lot of us were frustrated by 2017 as a year, and the thought of the new year brought hope of improvement. As we approach February, what are people's thoughts on 2018 so far? Has it been an improvement or has it simply been "like 2017, but wo...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 1089

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

And as for taking notes: about the only time I take notes in the book itself are on complicated textbooks that I own! Math textbooks in particular (at least at the graduate level) are notorious for assuming that their readers are supergeniuses and can do 10 step derivations in their heads as "exerci...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 1089

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

Often I will see a book that looks interesting at a bookstore and then just start reading right there. Quite often, I'll either find the book engaging enough to keep reading or decide that I don't really want to spend more time on it. In the first case, I might decide to just read the book right the...
by Will Lestrange
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 2 Matches
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Refs for Week 2 Matches

Week 2 reffing is finally taken care of, after *a lot* of stressful hand-wringing! Let the games continue!
by Will Lestrange
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 3092

Re: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

This past evening featured, possibly, the best pickup of the season! As people kept on trickling in and out, we decided to play not one... not two... but THREE rounds of Xany. First came a round on the "short" question set (all questions could be answered with three or fewer words)... as exciting as...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Tournament Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

STANDINGS POST

Below are the final standings for each group! TWO tiebreakers had to be completed for these to happen! Group A 1-y. Will Lestrange (3-1) 2-x. Darcey Goode (3-1) 3-x. Cody Lewis (3-1) T4. Kendra Givens (0-3-1) T4. Alexander Brighton (0-3-1) Group B 1-y. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis (4-0) 2-x. Shiloh Adlar (3...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 3 Matches
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Refs for Week 3 Matches

The matches for the third week of the tournament all need refs! They are as follows: Scarlet vs Austin Wed 2/7 5P HOL Shiloh vs Shadow Thu 2/8 7:30P 8P HOL (Ref: Scarlet) Will vs Alexander Sat 2/10 6P HOL (Ref: Katelin) Darcey vs Cody Sat 2/10 9P HOL (Ref: Katelin) Reply HERE to give your availabili...

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