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by Will Lestrange
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Katelin!
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Happy Birthday, Katelin!

hope you had a great one!
by Will Lestrange
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Quidditch Pickups Scheduling: 2019-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Quidditch Pickups Scheduling: 2019-2020

Weekdays: -almost never available on weekdays before midnight HOL -available for pickups starting between 2 and 5 AM HOL most days (starting around 3 or 4 AM HOL is preferred) Weekends: -strongly prefer to start after 6 PM HOL, but can do earlier if necessary -available for pickups starting as late ...
by Will Lestrange
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Quidditch Pickups Scheduling: 2019-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Quidditch Pickups Scheduling: 2019-2020

We're deep enough into September that it's time to think about when we want to have Quidditch pickups for the new school year! In order to help with the scheduling, please reply to this thread by saying which days of the week and times of day (use HOL time, which is the same as the time in London) w...
by Will Lestrange
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Writing Under Constraint
Topic: September Prompt: Back to School
Replies: 2
Views: 41

September Prompt: Back to School

Everyone knows that when the month shifts over to September, it's time to return to Hogwarts! Respond to this topic with at least 50 words about returning to school... but without using any of the letters in the word "SCHOOL" in your writing! The deadline is October 20 at 11:59 PM HOL ; completing t...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Task 8: Fabulous Freebies
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Re: Task 8: Fabulous Freebies

The Quidditch booth is giving out toy Golden Snitches, which look like the real thing but fly much slower. This allows the taker to familiarise themself with the motion of the Golden Snitch without being distracted by the speed of the real thing. Also, the slow motion of the toy Snitch allows everyo...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Task 7: Gifted and Talented
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: Task 7: Gifted and Talented

I decided to leave a large container of chocolate powder, crushed from Honeydukes chocolate, for the next taker. It is well known that chocolate is delicious and can ward off the effects of Dementors, but it is less well known that in powder form it can improve almost any other food or drink! For ex...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: SQL 2019: The Race for the Quods
Topic: Scenes of Terror at Race for the Quods
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Scenes of Terror at Race for the Quods

The Race for the Quods is now over! Every last Quod has been caught, and while there has been a strange incident with a Golden Snitch, a motorbike, and a couple of brooms, it has been decided to wait until the fall to track down that Snitch. As for now, the winners of the Snitch tournament are: Aria...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Sports Talk
Topic: NFL Football 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: NFL Football 2019

I was expecting my team, the Baltimore Ravens, to crash and burn this year [despite preseason, which does not matter] but so far, unlike just about every other team I'm following, they're actually doing well!
by Will Lestrange
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Seeking Fundamentals
Topic: Referee List
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Referee List

In general terms (of course, vagaries of Muggle life may change things around), my availability looks as follows: -On weekdays (Mon-Fri) I will be unavailable before midnight HOL time. I will nearly always be able to start a match sometime between 4 and 6 AM HOL (technically the next day in HOL time...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Task 5: Creative Cartography
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Task 5: Creative Cartography

The area just to the left of the viaduct should be marked with the colour green and some indication to show that this is where the Slytherin dungeons are: after all, this is the best place to see the lake! Similarly, I would mark the clock tower with blue and the central tower with red to reflect Ra...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Task 6: Tips, Tricks and Trepidations
Replies: 19
Views: 262

Re: Task 6: Tips, Tricks and Trepidations

When looking for classes to take, make sure to visit the class webpage to look at the assignments that are already up! (You should find at least two full assignments already up; likely more). Because the vast majority of your time interacting with a particular class consists of doing the homework/ex...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: HOL Goals 2019/2020
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Re: HOL Goals 2019/2020

My goals: 1. Earn at least 3500 points (may or may not have a shot at 4000, but 3500 should be doable) 2. Earn 10 Quills 3. Resurrect an abandoned class 4. Pass my NEWTs and graduate from HOL 5. Get a zero-second Quidditch answer (which means the timestamp on my answer is the same, to the second, as...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Seeking Fundamentals
Topic: Seeking Availability
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Seeking Availability

In general terms (of course, vagaries of Muggle life may change things around), my availability looks as follows: -On weekdays (Mon-Fri) I will be unavailable before midnight HOL time. I will nearly always be able to start a match sometime between 4 and 6 AM HOL (technically the next day in HOL time...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Task 1: Name Badges
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Task 1: Name Badges

Having just switched out my badge for the new year (there was some time I spent as a puzzle piece) I'll be going with the written option this time - describing the signature I am using for my final year as a student at HOL. The image I chose was an image of me (in character) as a young adult: in cha...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Task 2: First Impressions
Replies: 44
Views: 578

Re: Task 2: First Impressions

This was a big year for Will: the seventh year Slytherin knew that this would be his last one as a student. There were plenty of places he helped represent on campus: from his own House to the Quidditch Board to HOLLERS - but he knew everything was taken care of at the moment. "Where would he go onc...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Ask Me... (Icebreaker)
Replies: 64
Views: 636

Re: Ask Me... (Icebreaker)

Curses.

What one thing from the Harry Potter universe do you most wish was brought here to HOL?
by Will Lestrange
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Ask a Prefect
Topic: Becoming a Perfect
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Becoming a Perfect

I'm assuming the word you mean is "Prefect", not "Perfect" (unless of course you're an Enter Title Here fan... but if so, let's save that discussion for the Book Club ;)) According to the handbook ("Positions and Titles" -> "3. Prefects"): Prefects for each house are chosen at the discretion of thei...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Welcome Month
Topic: Ask Me... (Icebreaker)
Replies: 64
Views: 636

Re: Ask Me... (Icebreaker)

Chocolate-Pumpkin Swirl! Both chocolate and pumpkin exist in the Muggle world but taste way better, and have magical properties, in ours.

If you could be any character mentioned in the books (including screenplays), which one would you be?
by Will Lestrange
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: SQL 2019: The Race for the Quods
Topic: Scenes of Terror at Race for the Quods
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Scenes of Terror at Race for the Quods

The IRC games are done and the forum activities have all been graded (with solutions posted)! There is only ONE event left before the Race for the Quods: a Snitch match between Arianna Stonewater and Emma Borg. Who will snag the last Golden Snitch of the summer? Stay tuned to find out!
by Will Lestrange
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: SQL 2019: The Race for the Quods
Topic: SQL 2019 - Logic Puzzle SOLUTIONS
Replies: 0
Views: 51

SQL 2019 - Logic Puzzle SOLUTIONS

Over the course of the summer, we have set you a grand total of eight logic puzzles: five (Snitch Puzzles #1-#5) of which would appear in the preliminary rounds of the Snitch tournament and three (Logic Puzzles A-C) which were of a slightly easier format. The solutions are as follows, grouped by wee...

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