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by Prof. Sky Alton
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Library Department
Topic: Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: Questions

Hi Jasmine Welcome to HOL! I'm afraid that's not the function of this particular Library at present. We have had collaborative book writing projects in the past which is more like what you're looking for and we do have ideas for bringing them back at some stage. Right now though there aren't any ful...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Club Staff Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Book Club Staff Changes

Tarma and I are delighted to welcome Emily Spencer to the Book Club staff!

Her enthusiasm for reading is infectious and we know she'll bring plenty of excitement and fun to the club in the months to come. Welcome aboard, Emily.
by Prof. Sky Alton
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Prompt: Time Crash Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Prompt: Time Crash Covers

We’re focusing on historical fiction this month. For this Ink Splatters prompt, we thought it would be fun to send some modern books back in time. We’d like you to design a cover for an existing book (preferably one set in the present or future) so that it looks as though the plot takes place in the...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Prompt: Bringing the Past to Life
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Prompt: Bringing the Past to Life

This month in the Book Club, we’re focusing on Historical fiction. This is a genre that requires a lot of research from a writer. People want to feel immersed in the past and while you could easily make up details that would satisfy a casual reader, others may be outraged if you don’t do your homewo...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Farewell for now
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Farewell for now

I'm going to miss scheming with you on our next massively over complicated and brilliant activity so much. We've created so many marvelous things together these last few years (and let's be honest, talked about a lot of very weird things too). You are one of the best parts of my HOL journey (it's al...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: In Memory of Polaris Black
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: In Memory of Polaris Black

Polaris, you were sweet, kind, gentle and endlessly enthusiastic. The halls will be so much quieter without your constant reassuring presence. You were part of the fabric of my days for so long that imagining not running into you on the Gryff forum or seeing your name on the marauders map is inconce...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 2020 HOL Summer Beanstalk
Replies: 55
Views: 2958

Re: 2020 HOL Summer Beanstalk

48 beans for Will Lestrange for killing it in NEWTs and earning his HOL diploma yesterday. It's been a privilege to progress up the school alongside you and I can't wait to see what you do in the future.
by Prof. Sky Alton
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Diagon Dealings
Topic: It's a Done Deal...
Replies: 5
Views: 302

It's a Done Deal...

What an exciting few weeks of wheeling and dealing! Both teams have worked their socks off running up and down Diagon Alley, trying to please those picky shopkeepers. It’s been a treat seeing what you’ve been coming up with. It was a very close contest and actually remained so right up until the end...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Overview
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Book Bout - Overview

What an incredible bout we've had so far! It's been awesome watching everyone embarking on literary adventures and enjoying the stellar responses the prompts have been getting. And of course, seeing those team points mounting up. ;) Remember you can still join in on the adventure. Signups are open u...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Week 2 - Famous Faces
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Week 2 - Famous Faces

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by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Author Atlas
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Book Bout - Author Atlas

It’s all very well thinking about the locations in books but how about the locations those books actually come from? We’d love to see where the authors you’re reading live and write. For this task, we’re asking you to make an author Atlas of the author’s you’ve read or talked about for this challeng...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Which Fictional World Would You Like to Relax in?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Book Bout - Which Fictional World Would You Like to Relax in?

We’ve talked about which fictional world you’d most like to explore but constant adventuring can get more than a little tiring. Sometimes you just want to put your feet up and take it easy for a while. Which fictional place would you most like to unwind in at the end of a long journey? Is there anyt...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Week 2 - Ball Designs
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Week 2 - Ball Designs

We’re all very familiar with the scarlet quaffle, jet black bludgers, golden snitch and exploding quad as they’ve been part of sporting life for centuries. Perhaps it’s time to mix it up a little? For this task, we’re inviting you to design or redesign a ball. It could be your own personal take on a...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Week 2 - Famous Faces
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Week 2 - Famous Faces

In the fast paced world of sport, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of which player is currently signed to which side. As a Quidditch devotee, it’s time to see if you know your Bagmans from your Birchs. Below is a list of Quidditch players and a list of teams. You need to do some research and m...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 2020 HOL Summer Beanstalk
Replies: 55
Views: 2958

Re: 2020 HOL Summer Beanstalk

43 beans to Sindor Aloyarc as I've not chatted to him in a while and I just wanted to remind him that he's fabulous. :)
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Diagon Dealings
Topic: Purchases from Shop Owners
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Purchases from Shop Owners

The weekly report is in! How successful were you at winning over our picky purveyors last week? Remember, these sales are just what you earned last week. Also, anything submitted today (Monday) will count for the next report, not this one. Flavius Jigger, the owner of Slug & Jiggers Apothecary The D...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Building Things Out of Books
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Book Bout - Building Things Out of Books

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a pile of books. Although, why stop at a simple stack? For this prompt, we’d like you to build something out of books and take a photo. It could be a bridge, a castle, a shelf or something even stranger - let your imagination run wild. If you don’t have any phy...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Diagon Dealings
Topic: Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions - Cryptogram
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions - Cryptogram

Madam Malkin is incredibly stressed. An assistant has just up and left. Worse than that, the notes he was keeping of her customers' wishes seem to be written in an indecipherable type of shorthand or some such nonsense. See if you can solve this cryptogram and work out what his notes of her encounte...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Diagon Dealings
Topic: Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions - Customers
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions - Customers

During her summer sale, Madam Malkin needs assistance attending to all the customers who enter her store. Part 1: Find out the name of the current customer (the one directly above your reply) and what they are looking to buy in at least 50 words. Part 2: Point out another customer for the next perso...
by Prof. Sky Alton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Quidditch
Topic: Week One - Creative Commentary
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Week One - Creative Commentary

Whether they’re good, bad or downright bizarre, there’s no denying that commentators are an important part of any match. They help us make sense of what’s going on in the air… most of the time, anyway. For this task, we’re inviting you to write a short extract of Quidditch commentary. This could be ...

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