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Prof. Gustavo Flores
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Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:46 pm

Dear students,

If you are enrolled in this class for the Fall Term 2017, please procede with our first Pet Discussion. This post is worth 10 points of your ASSIGNMENT 1.

Taken from the Class Website:

Please head to our Class Forum and introduce yourself to the rest of your classmates. Keep in mind that your introduction should include the following:

* Your name and HOL classes that you’re taking
* Your hobbies or any interesting fact about you that you want to share with the class
* Do you have a clear idea of what you want to do after you finish your magical education? Or are you still figuring out?
* Which is your favorite magical subject?
* Which is your least favorite subject or the one you find most difficult?

Please justify your answers and make your post at least 100 words long if you want to receive your complete 10 points. Thanks!

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Re: Introductions

Postby Bull J. Johnson » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:06 am

First of all my name is Blade Johnson and I'm taking this year Career Advice: Planning your Future, Apparition License Class, Beginners Defense Against the Dark Arts, Earth Magic. I find most difficult Defense Against the Dark Arts, however The Dark Arts is something I do well in. I am also great with a wand.

When I'm done with Hogwarts I'm planning on joining a three year program that will help me become a magical astronaut. I wanted to work with werewolves, but I'm not good with Defense Against the Dark Arts. I guess I could also become the next Voldemort, since like I said I'm good with the Dark Arts.

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Re: Introductions

Postby Kezia Natasya » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:17 pm

Hi, everyone! I’m Kezia Natasya, a second year Ravenclaw. This year, due to my busy schedule in real-life, I’m currently only taking three classes: Transfiguration, Beginner Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Career Advice: Planning Your Future. I’m considering to take two more classes, but I’m not really sure.

I have a lot of hobbies. Some of them are hand-crafting, cooking, reading, and writing. I also like to be active in school organizations, clubs, or any other events. I think it’s fun to meet other people and work together on some kind of project.

Speaking of future, I don’t really know what I want to do after I finish my education. I think it’s only natural for someone who has a lot of interests like me.

For now, my favorite subject is Charms. I just think it’s fun to learn about spells and all that kinds of stuff! My least favorite one is History of Magic. I think it’s difficult and complicated. It’s funny though, because in real life I like to learn about history.

P.S. I’m sorry if this introduction is too long! Feel free to add me: ke1060. :)
"In diversity there is beauty and there is strength."

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Re: Introductions

Postby Olivia Thorneblood » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:40 am

Hello Fellow Class Members!
I am Olivia Thorneblood and member of Ravenclaw House. I have a variety of classes that I am taking. Besides this class, I am enrolled in Dragonology, Apparition License Class, Muggle Studies Fandom and The Her in Hero. You would think that I might have an idea of which direction I want to go in but I can't decide at this point.
I seem to be drawn to classes about Dragons so that might be a direction to pursue. I enjoy reading, relaxing at the beach and watching some muggle TV shows. Who knew they could be quite entertaining. I have had some least favorite classes over my school terms but I hope none of them are this term.
Good luck in class.

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Re: Introductions

Postby Shiloh Adlar » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:34 am

Hello everyone! I am Shiloh Adlar, sixth year Ravenclaw prefect and RQT Co-Captain. This term I am also taking Care of Magical Pets, Arithmancy: Mathematics the Muggle Way, Marvellous Musical Theatre - Act 4, Survival, and I am finishing up my OWLs. There are a lot of things that I love to do, and at the top of that list is ballet. I trained for many years in a pre-professional division, so it literally became my life. I also love to read anything and everything I can get my hands on. I do a lot of volunteer work and this makes me very happy as well.

I decided a while back that I wanted to be a healer. For the longest time, I thought I might work at the Ministry of Magic with the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad. Then I thought I might like to work on the Janus Thickey Ward at St. Mungo's. I think I have finally decided that while both of those things are of interest to me, I may like working more in Magical Bugs and Diseases at St. Mungo's. Infectious diseases are a huge interest of mine, and I know quite a bit about magical creatures as well. I'm also a genius in herbology which is necessary to help in curing these contagions.

It's hard to choose what my favorite magical subject is, but if I had to pick, it would probably be between Potions and Herbology. Let's not even throw Alchemy in there because then I really couldn't choose. The subject I find most difficult is Divination, and unlike Hermione, it's not that I can't do it or that I don't have the "eye" for it. I actually do. On the contrary, I don't like delving into the future. I find that sort of thing best left alone.
Shiloh Adlar, Sixth Year, Prefect, RQT Co-Captain
"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." -Voltaire

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Re: Introductions

Postby Celeste Rivet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:23 pm

Hey everyone!
I’m Celeste Rivet and I’m currently a third year Ravenclaw. This term, and due to school threatening to take over my life this year, I will only be taking three classes being Transfiguration, Norse Myths and Legends (though I have yet to be confirmed for it), and this class obviously!
I enjoy quite a few hobbies honestly, most of which regard the performing arts such as theater, dance, and singing, and I absolutely love to read and write!
I’m still figuring out what I want to do when I finish my magical education, I tend to be pretty good at all my classes and enjoy most of them so that has definitely made my choice a tough one! I’m sure however that this class will help spread a little more light on what it is that I could do later on. Judging by my interest in the arts I could probably pursue a magical career in those fields or in writing or maybe even in mythology since I absolutely adore and yearn for all types of mythological tales and stories.
I don’t really think I have a favorite magical subject, but I do have a least favorite. My least favorite would have to be History of Magic but I do have a slight dislike for Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, and Divination. I guess you could say that I’m not much of a nature or animal person and I think that Divination is way too unpredictable and imprecise a science. As for History of Magic, well, as the saying goes, those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it, yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it. Well in that case, ignorance is bliss.

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Re: Introductions

Postby Katelin Ross » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:04 pm

Hello everyone! My name is Katelin Ross, and I am a seventh year member of Hufflepuff. I am a member of the Hufflepuff Quidditch Team and I am a Mini Prefect. The classes that I have decided to take this year are: Career Advice, Quidditch Chronicles, Treasure Hunt, Sign Language, and Survival. I absolutely love to read. Most of the time when I am not doing HOL work or real life work, you can find me reading. I would like to be a healer at St. Mungo's when I am done with my schooling. My favorite subject in school is History, and my least favorite subject is Divination.

I look forward to a fun end of my HOL student career! See you all in class!

Thanks to my Secret Elf for the wonderful signature!!

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Re: Introductions

Postby Rayne Devereaux » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:18 pm

Hello everyone! My name is Rayne Devereaux and I’m a Third Year Slytherin. Other than this class, I’m taking Animagus 101, Dance Academy Ballet, Steampunk 101 and Survival.

I’d say that I have a weird assortment of hobbies. I love reading and even turned by second bed food in my apartment into a library. (Who really needs roommates?) As much as I love sitting in front of the fire with a good book, I feel truly at home when outside. I love hiking, kayaking, and recently fell in love with exploring abandoned places. You get a weird feeling of being stopped in time when you find a real treasure spot to photograph. In terms of random facts, I have a wicked sweet tooth and I collect some form of turtle statue from every foreign country I visit on vacation.

I’m not sure what I want to do after Hogwarts. I was leaning towards being a Healer but not I’m thinking of possibly working towards a Ministry job. The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad would be a lot of fun and hold enough challenge to keep me from getting bored.

As of right now my favorite subject would be either Astronomy or Divination. I’m not one to delve into the future in hopes of changing things but perhaps a little warning on major events might be nice. If you cant change something, perhaps a little time to mentally prepare might be nice. I wouldn’t say I dislike any classes… okay never-mind. I’m not a huge fan of Potions. Potions is too similar to cooking and I can’t do that either. I’m likely to burn water in a pan so there is no way someone would want me to make a Potion for them.

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Re: Introductions

Postby Shadow Gaunt » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:32 pm

Hello everyone! My name is Shadow Gaunt and I am a first year Ravenclaw. I actually failed to graduate my first year due to a busy schedule, but I'm certain I will become a second year by next September. This semester I am taking a full load of Beyond Hogwarts, Broom Making, Survival, Treasure Hunt, and of course, Career Advice. Since I am just a first year I do not have a clear image of what to do after graduation. I just took this class because of high interest in my future. So this I'll use later on, however now I have no clue.

I have many different hobbies with the most obvious being reading. I love to read almost anything, and I also love to write but only when inspiration strucks. I also really love acting and dancing, however when I sing I have the voice of a dying cat, so I don't really participate in musicals, but I do in plays. Finally, I love doing Rubik's cubes and speed cubing.

My favorite magical subjects are Arithmancy, Transfiguration, Ancient Runes, and Astronomy. The more theoretical a class is, the more I like it. My least favorite subjects are Herbology and COMC. I was never good with nature and now those classes are just my hardest and least liked.
Shadow Gaunt
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Re: Introductions

Postby Patrick James » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:28 am

Hey guys! Sorry I popped in rather late! My name is Patrick James and I am a Third Year. At the moment, I am only taking two classes; and the other class is Apparition License Class. My hobbies include playing soccer and my guitar (been playing guitar for more than 9 years now and I have played about 5-6 gigs!). I am also in the GQT because I loooove HOL Quidditch! :wub:

I really do not know what I want to do with my life after graduation, but I am leaning more towards being an Auror because I love getting hands on into what I do. My favourite magical subject would probably be Defense Against the Dark Arts; as mentioned previously I do like to get my hands dirty and I enjoy wizard duelling. My least favourite would definitely be Divination because it's one of those classes that is very subjective rather than objective, plus I'd just fall asleep during class <_<

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Re: Introductions

Postby Prof. Saeir Darr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:58 pm

My name is Prof. Saeir Darr. I just returned to teaching this year! I completed my NEWTS and my 7 years of study as a student at HOL last year. But I spent a good many years in the past being a HOL Professor.
In January this year I returned to one of my favorite hobbies of all time, Figure skating! I skated as a child and returned as an adult skater. This helped me decide to start a Figure Skating class here at HOL for students.
I am taking two classes in my spare time: Career Advice and Typography.
I'm not yet sure what I want my Wizard Career to be. Technically I'm already a Professor and that is my Wizard Career lol. But it would be interesting to explore other possibilities outside of academia.
My favorite subjects are DADA, Charms, and Flying.
My least favorite is Arithmancy because I do not like numbers.
Currently teaching: Magic on Ice: Figure skating!

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Re: Introductions

Postby Resyarrina Elora » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:08 am

Hi, fellow class member! My name is Resyarrina Elora, you can call me Syarri, and I just join this month as a Ravenclaw. I’m already sign up 3 classes: Career Advice: Planning Your Future, Disney Studies: The Classics, HOL 101: An Orientation but the last one haven't being accepted yet.

My favorite sport is swimming and basketball, In my free time, I like reading, writing and watching K-drama, and I enjoy traveling. I always being the head of any travel activities, for my friends or families.

English isn't my first language, I'm keep learning, please feel free to contact me and add me as friend, My HOL ID is Re1091. Aside from English, I also able to understand Chinese-Mandarin, but again, not my first language so i still learning.

Speaking of future, I don’t really know what I want to do after I finish my education. I wonder if there is any other sport aside from Quidditch in the Wizarding World and maybe I will take a year to travel around the Wizarding World! Teacher maybe a good job for me, but i still figuring it out.

My favorite subject is Defense Against the Dark Arts even tough it also the difficult one for me, My least favorite one is Ancient Runes, i feel very lost in this subject and i can't really understand.

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Re: Introductions

Postby Meredith Malkins » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:22 am

Hey! Yeah, I know, super late, I often am. Side-effect of wanting to do too many things at once.
So I'm Meredith, I'm taking Sign Language, Earth Magic, Magical Maladies, and OWLs. I enjoy Latin and Biology, pretty much the only things you could call hobbies. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing after I've finished my magical education, but I'm thinking maybe Department of Mysteries or Healer. My favourite magical subject would have to be Transfiguration closely followed by Divination, but honestly I like them all. I find Potions the hardest.
So yeah, sorry about being late. I always put too much on my plate! Hope you guys are enjoying the class.

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Re: Introductions

Postby Amanda Summers » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:19 pm

Hello Everyone,

My name is Amanda and I am a fifth year here at HOL in Gryffindor I been around for a long time I believe since 2004 wow and have been in 5th year for a few years now hopefully able to finally pass this year( real life is busy). At HOL you will find me often in the classrooms, I am a student teacher which I teach Auror Training Level One with my lovely assistant Katelin Ross. I am taking Ancient Civilizations, Occlumency, Apparation and The History of Witchcraft. I have always been a canon type of class person been interested in taking what is taught at Hogwarts my favorite being Potions and I would say least favorite would have to be Ancient Runes. My interests include cooking, reading, the outdoors and you will often find me learning something new. I would like to become a Professor when I am finished at HOL and fully teach young witches and wizards Auror Training.

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Re: Introductions

Postby Prof. Rorey Padfoot » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:53 pm

<better late than never right?>

Hello!! I am Prof. Rorey Padfoot and this term I took, Appareition License Class, Career Advice, Magical Greek Mythology, Magical Maladies, and Occlumency! I decided to take this class to see if I was currently in the best position for me. I mean I've been at HOL for nearly 13 years now, and just moved into Professor-ness out of I wasn't ready to leave when I graduated, but I've been doing this for five years and was ready to see if there was something out there better suited for me. I enjoy learning all things magic, but I will say I have the most difficulties with Ancient Runes. Outside of teaching, I enjoy cooking (hello I am a Hufflepuff), reading, and throwing things at people, except Gus, I just squish Gus!!!. :)
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