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by Isa Vestal
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Poisoner’s Handbook
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Book Review: The Poisoner’s Handbook

Title: The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Medicine in Jazz Age New York Author: Deborah Blum Series: not Genre: Non-fiction, scientific Reading level: late high school, early college. I actually started reading this book as a requirement for High School Summer Reading but found myself...
by Isa Vestal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - A Tour of your Shelf
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Book Bout - A Tour of your Shelf

My bookshelf—at least, at the moment— is pretty disorganized. A few years ago, I was big into rearranging my books (sometimes by genre, author first/last name, alphabet title, date, etc.) but I soon got tired of doing this and ended up sticking to a rainbow order of books with white books at the top...
by Isa Vestal
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Reading about Journeys
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Book Bout - Reading about Journeys

I agree with everything that’s been posted so far. Adventure definitely gives us a chance to expand our creative minds and place ourselves, along with the characters, in different, imaginative, wonderous lands and, like Louis said, adventure books certainly do provide a certain amount of escapism fr...
by Isa Vestal
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Harry Potter Gear and Magical Meets!
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Harry Potter Gear and Magical Meets!

I don’t have that much merch and what I do is mostly unwearable (things like figurines, puzzles, that kinda stuff). I do have a Gryffindor scarf that I absolutely adore. I got it from Universal studios and it has the same pattern/color as the scarves in the films. I love it because it’s discreet and...
by Isa Vestal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Sign Ups
Replies: 23
Views: 552

Re: Book Bout - Sign Ups

Sounds fun! I’m in!

1) The Poisoner’s Handbook (fits the theme of scientific discovery)
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by Isa Vestal
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 2020 HOL Summer Beanstalk
Replies: 28
Views: 674

Re: 2020 HOL Summer Beanstalk

I’m giving 5 beans to Charlie Spencer! Even though I don’t see her that much around the castle, I’ve loved getting to talk to her and share stories and hobbies. She’s kind and funny and a great person to chat with!
by Isa Vestal
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Harry Potter Roleplay
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Harry Potter Roleplay

I haven’t done as much forum-based role play in the Harry Potter universe but I absolutely loved LARPing (Live Action Role Play-ing) my Harry Potter OCs when I was in Middle School. This goes for all role-plays but I personally don’t like playing in the canonical universe in which the major characte...
by Isa Vestal
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Character Development 3: Timeline
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Character Development 3: Timeline

https://i.postimg.cc/vmQCfXqd/1-A623-BC4-ADE4-4788-8-C5-B-6-D34-D226800-C.png This image shows a timeline of Kian Faye’s life. In summary, Kian was born in Venturia and, at the age of two, was shipped off to the island nation of Calamite to live with her older siblings. She was found to be developm...
by Isa Vestal
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: If you were a witch/wizard, what would your dream job be?
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: If you were a witch/wizard, what would your dream job be?

I’d have to say I want to be either a hit witch or an Unspeakable. I like adventure, mystery, and a test of my wits, which being a hit witch would bring and I like responsibility and secrect-keeping, which would be perfect for an Unspeakable, though we don’t know the specifics of what that job would...
by Isa Vestal
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Isa!
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Happy Birthday, Isa!

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! I’ve really enjoyed my month and a half in HOL so far and you have all been so nice and welcoming. I can’t wait for what the next term has in store for all of us and I hope to be able to contribute and show as much kindness to you as you have shown me <3
by Isa Vestal
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Jedi Apprentice Training
Topic: Thank You!
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Thank You!

I’m a bit late but thank you so much! This was my first large activity that I took part in since becoming a HOL member and I loved getting to read through everyone else’s answers and also creating and developing I’sa. I loved how much effort you guys put into making this activity and the content rea...
by Isa Vestal
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: World-Building 1: Map it Out
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: World-Building 1: Map it Out

https://i.postimg.cc/5yCDGxMS/158948694619564713-1.jpg The Isles of Calamite are a set of islands strung together by bridges. The Isles are inhabited with a people group named "Calamites," or informally "Reds" due to their bright red hair. Calamites mostly live in Praiside Village, a place of dwell...
by Isa Vestal
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Character Development 2: Characterful Collage
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Character Development 2: Characterful Collage

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This collage of Kian Faye highlights her style, appearance, and her hobbies of gardening, journaling, and baking as well as her love for lizards and witchcraft.
by Isa Vestal
Sun May 31, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Harry Potter Fan Films
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Harry Potter Fan Films

I just finished watching a fan film on YouTube called “Sisters House of Black.” Like the title suggests, it’s about the Black sisters and I found it really entertaining and fairly well produced.

I was wondering, do other people enjoy watching fan-made films and, if so, what would you recommend?
by Isa Vestal
Wed May 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Deathly Hallows - Which one would you choose?
Replies: 24
Views: 2662

Re: Deathly Hallows - Which one would you choose?

As much as I’d want to say the invisibility cloak, I’d probably go for the Elder Wand. I’d definitely keep my own wand as a backup and wouldn’t tell anyone that I possessed such great power. As someone who takes the story of the Three Brothers (the story itself; that Death forged the three Hallows) ...
by Isa Vestal
Wed May 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: A Goldfish Called Fluffy
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: A Goldfish Called Fluffy

I’ve actually had Harry Potter-inspired pets! Back in middle school, I secretly kept this pair of goldfish in my room that I named “Fred” and “George.” I couldn’t distinguish between the two of them and the names were a perfect excuse to be lazy and not figure out the differences between the two fis...
by Isa Vestal
Wed May 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Jedi Apprentice Training
Topic: Week 4: The Gathering - Showcase Your Skills
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Week 4: The Gathering - Showcase Your Skills

Though possessing a rather small skillset, I’sa is highly skilled at what she is good at. Her overwhelming tenacity is a characteristic seen in very few and is a characteristic that must be taken into account. I’sa has never once backed down from a fight and, though some Jedi may see this as pride o...
by Isa Vestal
Wed May 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Jedi Apprentice Training
Topic: Week 4: The Gathering - Reflection on the Code
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Week 4: The Gathering - Reflection on the Code

A rewriting of the Jedi Code is actually one of I’sa’s very goals in becoming a Jedi. She feels as though, over the course of history, Jedi have become against any emotion or passion in themselves and any who join the Order. This passion has led to the demise of many great Jedi as they have felt com...
by Isa Vestal
Tue May 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Jedi Apprentice Training
Topic: Week 4: The Gathering - Face Your Fears
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Week 4: The Gathering - Face Your Fears

One thing that I’sa is terrified of is that she is incorrect, both in her morals and in a more factual sense. As someone who has witnessed people believe wholeheartedly that their morals were just while carrying out immoral acts, she fears that she could be ignorantly making decisions that could cau...
by Isa Vestal
Tue May 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: May - All That Glitters
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: May - All That Glitters

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