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by Gail Allen
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Birthdays: Favorite Gift?
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Birthdays: Favorite Gift?

The best gift I ever got was a number of letters written to one of my role play characters - they told a story when taken together and they were all handwritten and looked appropriate to where and when in the story they were written. It was amazing and I love how much thought and work had gone into ...
by Gail Allen
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Pen & Paper Role Playing Games
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Pen & Paper Role Playing Games

For years now I've been part of a weekly role play campaign and I have to say I love it. Through our time we've gone through quite a few different systems for playing - we started out with FATE and have since gone through I think five or so different systems that have been tweaked to not be too jarr...
by Gail Allen
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Old Toys
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Old Toys

I've been doing some cleaning lately - and by that I mean some serious cleaning, going through a lot of the boxes that have been stored in the attic from my childhood and found... a lot of toys - Who'd have thought. Most of them I've now either donated or thrown out depending on their condition, but...
by Gail Allen
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: BINGO 2020/21 - A Creative Writing Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: BINGO 2020/21 - A Creative Writing Challenge

We are now accepting submissions for our December Issue. Why not submit a Bingo Story or two?

December Issue Deadline: MONDAY, 30th of November
by Gail Allen
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Drabble Babble 2020/21 Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Drabble Babble 2020/21 Edition

The Drabble Babble Challenge Drabble (n.) = "an extremely short work of fiction of exactly one hundred words in length" One theme will be announced per issue. Participants will then write a small piece of fiction (or non-fiction) about that theme. What's the catch? The submission must be a drabble!...
by Gail Allen
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sewing help!
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Sewing help!

One of the things I found very helpful is to make sure that the thread I use is good quality. It really makes a difference because the machine will feed it through far more evenly than the lower quality ones. So even if you think the lower quality ones are fine strengthwise when you've used them to ...
by Gail Allen
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Top Points Winner of the Month 2020-21
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Top Points Winner of the Month 2020-21

As in previous years, we are pleased to present you with the monthly Top Points Winner from each house! As a new addition this year, we will also be recognizing the First Year student with the most points that month. In turn professors will no longer be recognized separately, but along with their ho...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Which Harry Potter pet would you like to have and why?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Which Harry Potter pet would you like to have and why?

Owls are certainly useful and while at Hogwarts where there is the owlery and they can be taken care of, I would expect they aren't that much work either, but as a pet otherwise... I don't think I'd much enjoy an owl. I just wouldn't want to take care of a bird. I would very much prefer a cat; I cou...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Sims 4 & Expansions + Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Sims 4 & Expansions + Mods

I totally understand what you mean Mia - and for me there's also some excitement missing that was there in the previous generations. For me though I am sure it's not that I am outgrowing playing the sims, but simply that some of the gameplayfeatures I enjoy and which the previous generations often h...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A Student by any other name....
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: A Student by any other name....

That is a really interesting question indeed. I think I would probably pick another name, unless it was a site where I knew a lot of other HOLers would be as well in which case I might want to be able to be identified by them and therefore would like to go by the same name. For a different fandom th...
by Gail Allen
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How do you go about assignments?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: How do you go about assignments?

I do it quite similarly to February though I try to do all the ones that have monthly deadlines ahead of time also. I try to make sure that I have a mix of harder and easier classes and I try to get the harder ones done sooner than others. If they have end of the year deadlines I tend to get them do...
by Gail Allen
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Hogwarts Legacy
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Hogwarts Legacy

I think I would actually be pretty interested in this game, though I am usually a little bit too much of a coward to play RPGs (shocker I know since I do play pen and paper as well as Live Action Role Play.) But I tried both legend of Zelda games and Skyrim as well as another game that I unfortunate...
by Gail Allen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Instrument Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Instrument Practice

That makes a lot of sense of course; When you know the song it's a lot easier. And being able to read sheet music is probably also a great help too. Sadly I never got any good at that. I am trying to learn to play the german flute though, so I am simultanously being taught sheetmusic which is pretty...
by Gail Allen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: HOL Goals 2020/2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: HOL Goals 2020/2021

*Earn at least 4000 points *Earn 10 quills *Complete at least 10 OWLs *Submit content to at least 2 House Newspapers *Participate in more than half of the art department projects *Teach 3 classes both terms *Be a class assistant both terms *Co-host at least one HOLwide activity *Participate in at le...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Sims 4 & Expansions + Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Sims 4 & Expansions + Mods

Heh, I just re-read what you said Emily and well... here we are: Journey to Battuu has just been released; A crossover between the sims and StarWars and I've got to say I am pretty curious to see what it will be like. I haven't yet had the time to look into it too much except that it's there, but th...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Disney Remakes
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Disney Remakes

In recent years there's been a lot of remakes in general, but it's struck me in particular how Disney is remaking a lot of its animated movies into live action movies and I've even watched some of them; Beauty and the Beast springs to mind as the most memorable one. Most recently Mulan has been rele...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Instrument Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Instrument Practice

Have you ever learned to play an instrument? If so you'll likely have run into this thing called Practice . And exactly that part is what I've always struggled with. For one, how do I motivate myself to go and do it, but perhaps worst of all; how do I know if I am doing it right when there's no one ...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A Dream Room
Replies: 1
Views: 131

A Dream Room

If you could add any room to your house or flat without having to consider anything at all, what would you add? Or would you rather renovate a room you already have? How would the room look - what would be in there? What would the function be of this room? I think I would want to add a craftsroom to...
by Gail Allen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Is the Sorting Hat always Right?
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Is the Sorting Hat always Right?

I've often pondered this exact question when reading the Harry Potter books; Did the hat really always place students in the right house? And what might it's reasons have been for some of the more unlikely candidates? Like, Hermione Granger - she seems to have been just as likely to have been a Rave...
by Gail Allen
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Club Staff Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Book Club Staff Changes

Congratulations Emily!!
Let's see how long it takes her to notice which books' dustcovers I've secretly been switching out... :P

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