Graphic made by my 13 year old daughter in 20 minutes. She wanted longer but it was her bed time. Thanks Aya.
It's time for Gryffindor's Annual Gryfftoberfest! We've been running this for years now, however there's been a change, for the better, we think. Between 90-95 percent of the contest will be open to ALL of HOL. Right now we are running the motto contest, which will end on October 1st. While that one is for Gryffindor's only, almost every single one of the other contests will be open to all of HOL.
We'll be doing a signature and avatar contest, based on the winning motto. There will also be tasks you can do to earn raffle tickets. There's our oldies but goodies, such as the Pumpkin Carving Contest and dressing up the Gryffindor Fat Lady in a lovely new gown, and so much more!
In order to participate you MUST be registered for the Gryffindor Common Room. If you aren't you can find instructions on how to register properly here.
Once you're registered, head on over to the Gryfftoberfest forum, located here We will be adding raffle tasks and regular tasks all throughout the month of October, so make sure you stop by!
We are very happy to announce that the errors on the main HOL site should now be a matter of history. Amongst other things, this includes receiving log messages, beans, pet logs and the reopening of the Greenhouses.
Right now, we are trying our best to keep everything smooth and prevent such things from occurring in the future. In the process of achieving that, you might find handfuls of minor and major improvements on the site itself over the course of the next few weeks.
In case you still encounter certain errors, you can report them by emailing email@example.com.
Thank you for staying true to HOL.
- HOL Headoffice
The HO is very aware that there is an error in the greenhouse...the plants don't show up when you go to turn them in. We've already sent someone 400 beans for this because they weren't as lucky in their bean count. I, myself will lose 800 total, from my last batch and this one.
I am telling, not requesting, telling, everyone who has a plant in the greenhouse, that they will be compensated for their plants that were planted before this post or have not been 'mature' for the last 2 months. Don't touch them. Unless they are dry, then let me know and I'll send you a bean or two.
So, any mature plants that have been sitting there over two months, I'm sorry. This issue isn't that old. To those who just planted, we'll cover. To those in the process, we'll cover.
The greenhouse is going offline in no more than 72 hours.
"Another year gone! What a year it has been! Hopefully you heads are all a little fuller than they were. You have the whole summer ahead to get them nice and empty before next year starts."
We hope you've had a great year, you've managed to accomplish all your goals and that you've made lots of friendships. If not, there's always next year!
Now, we have some acknowledgements to give out. First of all, congratulations to the Slytherin Quidditch Team for winning the Quidditch Cup! For those of you who did not follow the matches, they were the undefeated team this past season.
Congratulations are also in order for everyone in Ravenclaw for winning the House Cup! They manage to take the cup home once again, this time with 64,321 House Point. Well done, eagles!
Our top points earner this year is Ashley Margaret, who in her Sixth Year managed to win a whopping total of 5,059 House Points! Congrats, Ashley!
Everyone who has managed to acquire 2 quills this past year will be graduating to the next year in the coming days. However, please be considerate when celebrating as our Seventh Year students, including our awesome Head Student Arielle Lemoyne, will be taking their NEWTs in the hope to conclude their journey as students. We wish them all good luck!
Lastly, for those interesting in teaching next term, whether as a Student Teacher or Professor, keep an eye for the Class Applications which will start soon.
We hope you have a lovely summer and get enough rest for next year!
~ HOL Head Office
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After a brief hiatus, the HOL Book Club is now back with reviews, discussions, various prompts and even an activity or two in the works!
Another year has gone by and anyone who managed to earn at least 2 quills will be graduating to the next year! Now that the term is over and we've closed all existing classes, the Class Applications for next year have also been opened. They will close on the 25th of July.
Congratulations to everyone in Ravenclaw for winning the House Cup with a crazy total of 61,468 House Points!
Congratulations to the Slytherin Quidditch Team for winning the Quidditch Cup! They came out victorious in the tie-breaking game versus the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team.
Congratulations to Sirius Fudge for being the top points earner, managing to accumulate 4,010 House Points!
We also want to give our thanks for the amazing Head Student team we had this past year, composed of Amy Lupin, Fumei Shirokuro, and Sirius Fudge. Their time and hard work is truly appreciated. As the Head Student offices are being renovated though, we are glad to announce that those badges will be going to Arielle Lemoyne and Maxwell Shadow for the following school year. Wish them luck!
Speaking of offices, as we all know our previous Headmaster, Prof. Ulol Kimil, is looking forward to spending less time in them from now on. As such his Library Department duties will now be carried out by Ryan Granger and Ashley Margaret. Good luck to them as well!
Hope you enjoy your summer!
~ HOL Head Office
Quidditch isn't quite over yet, but we need to start getting ready to hand out Spirit Awards. Send in your nominations today! *clicky*
Five years ago, Rames trusted me with the honour of being HOL's Headmaster. And it has been the ride of my life! I met wonderful people, and consider some of them part of my family. A family that I love dearly.
But five years take their toll also, and as time passes one wonders about one thing that always remains... change. And I think it is time to change some things in HOL. And among other things that you will find out in the months to come, one of them pertains myself. So I must announce that as today, I step down as HOL's Headmaster, and give you your new Headmaster, Prof. Zoki Phantom, who I'm sure will do a terrific job, even if he is scared of sheets with holes in them. I trust him with all my hearth, and I'm sure he will bring HOL to new levels of amazingness.
I thank you all for all the fun times and the sad ones also, we had our ups and downs, but at the end, I'm sure HOL will remain as the great site where we all share our love for Harry Potter's adventures, and where I met the most amazing people around the world.
Be excellent to each other and thanks for all the fish!!!
Prof. Ulol Kimil
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Note: If you are unable to log in with your old password, simply reset it by clicking the "I forgot my password" button.
In case you haven't noticed, HOL has a new forum! :D
It's not just the layout that was updated, there are now many more functions for students, moderators and administrators alike.
Sorry for the downtime, and I hope you enjoy the new forum. I am glad to announce that no data was lost in the process of converting, so you shouldn't worry about your old messages, posts, and user data.
I have also moved the forum to a new URL, which is:
The forum is still accessible through the old URL (it will result in redirection to the new one):
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to post in the Caretakers' Office.
Prof. Dario Sehovic.
Please click here if you are having trouble looking for it. Your profs/teachers will approve you when they can.
Happy sign ups!
*goes back into hiding*