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by Sky Alton
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2018-19
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Top Points Winner of the Month 2018-19

Top Point Winners for May Winner: Gail Allen – 699 Gryffindor: Iverian Gnash - 383 Hufflepuff: Autumn Ollivander – 300 Ravenclaw: Gail Allen – 699 Slytherin: Anna Snape - 455 Professor: Prof. Tarma Amelia Black – 140 Some impressive point performances right here! Congratulations Gail for topping the...
by Sky Alton
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Let's Talk Cereal
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Let's Talk Cereal

I totally agree in that I hate it to go soggy, particularly stuff like cornflakes which don't have too much structural integrity to begin with. If something interrupts breakfast, I tend to get very grouchy as it usually means the difference between a bowl of cereal and a bowl of mush. Now I'm living...
by Sky Alton
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Quill and Ink Overview
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

Re: Quill and Ink Overview

Remember that you have until the end of June to submit to our prompts, Word Crawls and Sharing Spaces in order to earn the Quill and Ink Award for this School year. You need to participate seven times to qualify (visit the Prompts Index for more details). This is a list of people who have participat...
by Sky Alton
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Prompt: On Display
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Prompt: On Display

We all have books that we think everyone else absolutely must read. But sometimes it takes more than a recommendation or a glowing review to capture people’s attention. When book shops or publishers are trying to promote a new book they use novelty displays to draw people in, so why shouldn’t we? Fo...
by Sky Alton
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Prompt: Open Endings
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Prompt: Open Endings

‘And they all lived happily ever after’, ‘So now all their cares were at an end and there was nothing to mar their happiness’, ‘All was well’… These are very comforting, happy endings. The problem is, sometimes a story doesn’t end with everyone in a good place or with all the conflict resolved. Nor ...
by Sky Alton
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 36
Views: 5008

Re: Gathering and Games

We’ll be meeting in #gamesroom for the last gathering of the school year on Sunday, June 23rd between 5 and 8 PM HOL-Time! May’s games were quite quiet but we still had a blast. To kick things off, we did a quick fire round of The Hogwarts Internship Program. Will Lestrange and Prof. Tarma Black wer...
by Sky Alton
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Viewing Habits?
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Viewing Habits?

I think last weekend was the first time I've ever binged an entire new series in a day. Well, it was a miniseries (Good Omens, soooo good) but it was a solid 6 hours of watching with minimal comfort breaks. It was an intense experience watching it all at once (my head was spinning a bit by the end a...
by Sky Alton
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dexter!
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Happy Birthday, Dexter!

A very happy birthday, Dex!

I hope you get a chance to celebrate (and to relax too).
by Sky Alton
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Mind the Imagination Gap
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Mind the Imagination Gap

I often experience something I call reader vertigo. I’m not sure if it has a more ‘official’ name but it’s a sense of disorientation when something in a scene turns out later not to be how you imagined it. It can be pretty big, like getting confused about who’s narrating a particular section or thin...
by Sky Alton
Mon May 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Eurovision 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Eurovision 2019

I always watch and I know quite a few HOLers do as well. I thought the Netherland's song was good, though not quite exciting or unique enough to be a true Eurovision song for me; it felt like something that would top the ordinary charts whereas Eurovision is usually a bit more unusual. The UK didn't...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 36
Views: 5008

Re: Gathering and Games

Join us at 5 PM HOL-Time tomorrow for fun in #gamesroom! Be there!
by Sky Alton
Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Order of Merlin Awards - Spring 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Order of Merlin Awards - Spring 2019

Thank you for this, it means so much. And I'm in wonderful company.
by Sky Alton
Thu May 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Prompt: Ink-redible Destinations
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Prompt: Ink-redible Destinations

We all love to take an extended tour around our favourite fictional worlds, maybe stopping for tea with Sherlock Holmes, shopping at Diagon Alley and finishing the day with a game of croquet courtesy of the Queen of Hearts. But what if we had to carry some kind of a travel document (a page turner’s ...
by Sky Alton
Thu May 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Prompt: Interesting Instructions
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Prompt: Interesting Instructions

To a pot or vessel of brass over a medium fire, add a pint of witches’ tears, two feathers fresh-pulled from a cockatrice’s tail, six pea-sized stones of three-day-old hail from a mountaintop… -Garth Nix, Frogkisser! Thus begins a very important recipe that sends an intrepid hero off on a quest. It...
by Sky Alton
Mon May 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Ask a Prefect
Topic: Catching up
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Catching up

Hi Poppy! Welcome to HOL. My first suggestion is to check the deadlines on any classes you've signed up for. For classes with deadlines that have already gone by, message your professor or student teacher and ask politely if you can make up enough work to pass the class. They should understand as lo...
by Sky Alton
Mon May 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 36
Views: 5008

Re: Gathering and Games

May’s #gamesroom gathering will be in around 2 weeks on May 19th, 5 until 8 PM HOL-time! It’ll be a fun packed day on IRC - make sure you stick around for a couple of hours after we’re done to catch Quidditch Pick-ups as well. In April, we were on the hunt for spies, treasure and elusive words. In o...
by Sky Alton
Sun May 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: Hysterical parts from HP
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Hysterical parts from HP

Oh man. This article was pure gold (particularly the entire Quidditch Commentator section) It did leave out my favourite funny moment though: Ron: "Only time I've ever seen Dad as angry as Mum, Fred reckons his left buttock has never been the same since." Harry: "Yeah, well, passing over Fred's left...
by Sky Alton
Wed May 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 43
Views: 2017

Re: Quick Quotes

Due to unforeseen and highly magical circumstances, the last prompt in April has been transmogrified into the first prompt of May A curious footnote on a tax form.... From Frogkisser ! by Garth Nix no court shall sit without a unicorn, true mirror or oathbound seer to discern the truth of things spo...
by Sky Alton
Wed May 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Frogkisser! May Book Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Frogkisser! May Book Discussion

This month we’re on the hunt for ingredients for an incredibly important lip balm as we read Garth Nix’s Frogkisser!. Join us for a funny, fanciful and thought provoking quest through a very diverse (if ‘slightly’ dangerous) land. Responsible robbers, right minded sorcerers, otters, frogs, royal dog...
by Sky Alton
Wed May 01, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Frogkisser! Prologue to Chapter 9
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Frogkisser! Prologue to Chapter 9

She very rarely cried, but being brave all the time took an enormous amount of effort. Sometimes she just got tired of keeping everything together. Here we’ll be discussing the prologue and chapters 1 through 9 of ‘Frogkisser!’ With the exception of the matriarch of the royal dogs, Anya doesn't rea...

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