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by Sky Alton
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: A Goldfish Called Fluffy
Replies: 1
Views: 61

A Goldfish Called Fluffy

All the pets I've had were already named by the time they came into my life but I often daydream about what fandom related monikers I might have chosen if I'd needed to. I'm still overjoyed that my mother decided to name one of her cats Baggins (after Bilbo and Frodo of LOTR) and my friends old Rott...
by Sky Alton
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 30
Views: 3913

Re: Gathering and Games

We’re delighted to invite you back to the #gamesroom for more fun on Sunday 31st March, 5-8 PM Hol-time! February was an exciting session with a great attendance from all houses and major kudos goes to Amy who managed to run it pretty much single-handed while I languished with flu and tried to be en...
by Sky Alton
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: March Prompt: Shopping Around
Replies: 0
Views: 44

March Prompt: Shopping Around

around her were gleaming glass-topped counters, each displaying an array of beautiful objects for customers to admire, from blue glass bottles of eau-de-cologne to prettily enamelled snuff-boxes. -Katherine Woodfine, The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow Shopping is a very definite presence in a lot...
by Sky Alton
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 30
Views: 3913

Re: Gathering and Games

Remember we'll be in #gamesroom, 5-8 PM HOL tomorrow for fun and hijinks. Be there! :D
by Sky Alton
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Emma!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Happy Birthday, Emma!

Happy birthday to one of the hardest working HOLers out there, Emma borg! I hope you can drag yourself away from your sciencing long enough to celebrate - you deserve an amazing time. :D
by Sky Alton
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Forum Moderators Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Forum Moderators Wanted

Remember that you only have until midnight HOL-time tomorrow (the 17th) to submit an application.
by Sky Alton
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gathering and Games
Replies: 30
Views: 3913

Re: Gathering and Games

This month’s gathering will be in #gamesroom on Sunday 24th February, 5 PM until 8 PM HOL-Time January’s session was a Social Deduction Special, starting with an old friend: Spyfall. First we were in a school. Questions about the number of rooms, books, cameras and people abounded. Unfortunately for...
by Sky Alton
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Ask a Prefect
Topic: Pets
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Pets

Hi Kat! Welcome to HOL As it says in this Handy thread Q: How do I get pets and what do I do once I have them? It is currently not possible to purchase new pets, though you will be able to do so with beans once that feature is released. Once you have one, you can feed and pet your new companion ever...
by Sky Alton
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: White Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: White Noise

For years, I've gone to sleep to the sound of distant thunderstorms. My mum has an ancient white noise machine with a range of watery sounds that I've pretty much stolen as it now lives in my room. The storms setting is the only one I really find restful: the ocean is too intrusive, the babbling str...
by Sky Alton
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Forum Moderators Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Forum Moderators Wanted

We’re looking for moderators for the HOL forum! A few moderator spots have opened up for forums or subforums in the ‘Student Lounge’ section of the forum. We’d like to hear from any member of the community, regardless of year or experience, who might be interested in volunteering their time to help ...
by Sky Alton
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Class Discussions
Topic: So, What Are You Taking?
Replies: 17
Views: 4985

Re: So, What Are You Taking?

The excitement is palpable but in case you'd not noticed, it's the spring term and classes are open! Yay! So, time to ask this question again: what's everyone taking? I'm hoping to take Dueling, Magical Beings and Grindelwald's Crimes providing I'm accepted. I'm trying to make my class workload more...
by Sky Alton
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: February Prompt: I Thoroughly Recommend the....
Replies: 0
Views: 66

February Prompt: I Thoroughly Recommend the....

But The Very Useful Guide mentioned a particularly good inn at Orchyre that served a famous jellied eel… -Garth Nix, Lirael A while ago over on Ink Splatters we talked about the importance of food in books. But in fictional worlds where there’s no such thing as a ‘Very Useful Guide’, how do intrepi...
by Sky Alton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Reading Treasure Map
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Reading Treasure Map

The written word can transport us anywhere and this term, we’re taking that quite literally. Pack your book bags, lace up your finest reading boots and get ready for an adventure! Below you’ll find 3 maps to choose from. They show wild and untested terrain that you will have to traverse, encounterin...
by Sky Alton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Reading Treasure Map - Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Reading Treasure Map - Questions

If you have any questions about The Reading Treasure Map challenge, please ask them below and we'll get back to you ASAP
by Sky Alton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Dealing with Dragons - February Book Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Dealing with Dragons - February Book Discussion

Welcome to a land containing a court of dragons, a society of wizards, a clean living witch, a very improper princess and several gallons of cherries jubilee. In February we’ll be reading Patricia Wrede's smart, enchanting and empowering Dealing with Dragons Below is a suggested reading schedule but...
by Sky Alton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 1 to 4
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 1 to 4

9 times out of 10, talking is a way of avoiding doing things Here we’ll be discussing chapters 1 to 4 of Dealing with Dragons. From Cimorene’s initial decisions to the dinner party later on, the differences between talking and doing are present throughout these first few chapters. A lot of the time...
by Sky Alton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 5 to 8
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 5 to 8

Whoever heard of a princess who could spin straw into linen thread? Here we’ll be picking over chapters 5 through 8 of Dealing with Dragons. A great deal happens in these chapters but one thing that we see throughout is people’s surprise at Cimorene’s unconventional ways and rejection of how things...
by Sky Alton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 9 to 12
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 9 to 12

I’m much better at hopeless causes Here we’ll be talking about chapters 9 through 12 of Dealing with Dragons. Here the stakes of the story really start to reveal themselves and the plans afoot get a lot more serious and unpleasant. However, we also encounter a lot more of the whimsical, fairytale h...
by Sky Alton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 13 to 15
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Dealing with Dragons - Chapters 13 to 15

Happily Ever After? Here we’ll be discussing chapters 13 to 15 of Dealing with Dragons, as well as the book as a whole. What do you think to Cimorene’s interpretation of happily ever after? Do you think that her ability to interpret so called rules and disregard, change or use them to her advantage...
by Sky Alton
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 59
Views: 2894

Re: Flash Fiction

This will be the final week of Flash Fiction for a while as we'll be welcoming Quick Quotes back for the Spring term. Don't worry though, we're not ditching the Story Cubes for good. They will make a return next school year. So, our final roll (for now) is.... Tortoise, tree, lightbulb For example.....

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