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by Will Lestrange
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 12560

Re: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch

* How many goal attempts will there be? - 68
* Will the first question of the Quaffle game have a number in it? - no
* How many 'All Chasers' situations will there be? - 5
by Will Lestrange
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

It was a cold, bright Sunday on the Quidditch pitch - was it fall or winter? Regardless, we still somehow managed to have fun with pickups - with most of the houses, including Squibs, showing up for the occasion. We began with two rounds of Xany, and then everyone was asked to name a colour. Some pe...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: December Prompt: The Mirror of Erised
Replies: 2
Views: 83

December Prompt: The Mirror of Erised

Noting that the last two month prompts were consecutive chapter titles in the first Harry Potter book, I figured I might do the same thing one more time! The Mirror of Erised is named after the word 'desire' spelled backwards, so your challenge will involve a bit of backwards writing too! For this m...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: November Prompt: Quidditch
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: November Prompt: Quidditch

Everyone involved has earned full HOOTs for this!
by Will Lestrange
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: December Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 63

December Newsletter

December 2019 HOLLERS Newsletter House Cup Standings As of 11:59 PM HOL on November 30, 2019, the House Cup standings are as below. We're entering into the home stretch of the term, though, so things can change as people complete their fall term classes! https://i.imgur.com/US77aOE.png House News B...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: November Prompt: Quidditch
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: November Prompt: Quidditch

It was 5:07 AM and I was tossing and turning in my bed. Today would be my first Quidditch match as captain and we would be without our Keeper as he was in the hospital wing after eating a pound of doxy eggs ! I only spent 3 1/2 seconds worrying before realizing that I most likely had the match under...
by Will Lestrange
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Right after the clock struck midnight on a clear Tuesday (yes, Tuesday was the first day in recorded history associated with Quidditch), a few of us gathered onto the pitch for some quick rounds. There was a bit of a dispute over what to play first, but we settled on several rounds of Xany racing to...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: What is this place, anyway?
Replies: 0
Views: 85

What is this place, anyway?

"Writing Under Constraint" is a subforum of the Creative Outlet that features constrained writing challenges. Each month I will post a challenge prompt for you to write about. The amount you have to write will be shorter than most other challenges on HOL, but there will be a twist! You might have to...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: HOLLERS
Topic: November Reminders
Replies: 0
Views: 53

November Reminders

You have a little over a week to earn HOOTs for November in the following places: November Challenges Consecutive Sudoku Hashi Slitherlink November Creative Outlet Constrained writing challenge (in the Writing Under Constraint subforum): Quidditch Other Creative Outlet challenges (in the Main Creati...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Gail!
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Happy Birthday, Gail!

so glad you had a great birthday!
by Will Lestrange
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Right after every house finished their first regular season game, we only needed to wait a single day for the next pickups. And so, on a cold, dreary November evening we took to the pitch as usual! We began with three rounds of Xany: two on the regular set and one on the Cascade set. Then everyone p...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Tour of the Common Rooms
Topic: Assignment 3 Riddle
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Assignment 3 Riddle

I'd assume that you are a candle!

I turn up once every minute, twice every moment, but never in a thousand years. What am I?
by Will Lestrange
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Sports Talk
Topic: Team Management
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Team Management

In baseball, the saying I remember is "It is easier to fire one manager than 25 players" - and the truth is the manager tends to take quite a bit of the blame when the team has an off season. Often, the manager may very well be hamstrung by decisions that the team's owner makes... but, of course, ow...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Questions?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Questions?

It was a tournament we ran a year and a half ago to give people more chances to catch Snitches outside of regular season games. It ended in April 2018 and Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis was the undefeated champion. We may very well have another Snitch tournament within the next year though; they are alw...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

Even though some clocks may have been changed, that didn't stop people from flying out to the pitch for pickups, including representation from all four houses! We began with two rounds of Xany: one round with the regular set and one round with the Cascade set. And I am pleased to report that everyon...
by Will Lestrange
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: November Prompt: Quidditch
Replies: 3
Views: 158

November Prompt: Quidditch

It is now November, which is the month in which the Quidditch season begins! In honor of the new Quidditch season, respond to this topic with at least 50 words about something involving Quidditch... but make sure that each sentence of your story contains at least one "Quidditch answer" that is the c...
by Will Lestrange
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: October Prompt: Halloween
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: October Prompt: Halloween

And that's the end of the month! Both of you have earned full HOOTs for your HALLOWEEN-infused writing.
by Will Lestrange
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Weeknight Pickup Scheduling: your opinion is highly sought after!
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Weeknight Pickup Scheduling: your opinion is highly sought after!

Ever since “SLAPS” (Saturday Late Afternoon Pickup Sessions) were folded into Quidditch Board activities, we have tried to organise Quidditch pickups in two different types of time slots: weekends in the evening hours HOL time and weeknights in the hours after midnight HOL time. Although the weeknig...
by Will Lestrange
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: 2019-2020 Quidditch Pickups Thread!

This past night featured another round of pickups, complete with a player who had never played before! We began with three rounds of Xany, designed to get as many people to score as possible... the first two were on the regular set and the last one was on the special Cascade set. But then it was tim...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: September Prompt: Back to School
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: September Prompt: Back to School

And the deadline has passed! Both of you have been awarded full hoots for your SCHOOL-less writing.

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