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#5990 Boggle Tournament Chat Room

Posted by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black on 04 November 2015 - 04:55 PM

Never played Boggle. ... I'm boggled.   :lol:


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#11809 Heart-Shaped Confetti

Posted by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black on 14 February 2017 - 03:09 AM

You two are just so ..... :wub: :wub:

 

 

Here's some coffee for Sirius ...

 

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(Heart-shaped) Flamingos for Maxim

 

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And magically-multiplying-so-they-never-run-out strawberries and/or pizza for all of us :D

 

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#11808 Heart-Shaped Confetti

Posted by Sirius Fudge on 14 February 2017 - 01:13 AM

It was nearly midnight and the common room of the Sett was empty, except for Wilbur picking some forgotten gobstone pieces. The members of the Operation sneaked and got their operation done

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The wall with Helga for sure also got some makeover.

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, HOL!

The operation members also left a message to all those reading it:

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And with that, the Operation Members had a high five and quietly went asleep in their dorms.

P.S. Yes, you got it right. Our slav, err, Mini, Maxim did all the decorations. I just drank my coffee.
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#9609 Welcome Lions, Snakes and Eagles

Posted by Gail Allen on 24 October 2016 - 12:14 PM

Blueberry muffins!
That's so homely! We have them in the Roost as well. :sits down and noms on one:

My name is Gail - sorry I shouldn't be talking while I eat :swallows:
There, that's better. I am a first year Ravenclaw - very ickle. Actually I'm almost an egg still having joined HOL only two months ago. But it feels like so much longer. There is just so much to do and so many thing happening that you can be a part of. I really am enjoying myself and very much regret not joining a few years back when I first discovered HOL, but didn't have the time I do now. Though maybe I would have been sad then that there were so many things I wanted to be a part of that I couldn't be because I didn't have the time. Maybe.

Also I feel very at home here in the sett. I have always felt that if not Ravenclaw (where I have admittedly always felt I belonged) I would be a hufflepuff. I feel that the hufflepuff values are the ones that best suit me after Ravenclaw's. And that maybe your house's are perhaps the most noble of all the houses. Not the most flashy by any means, but very noble. :badger: :wub: 

Hope to see you all around HOL!


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#11826 Heart-Shaped Confetti

Posted by Prof. Felicia Hartwick on 14 February 2017 - 08:55 PM

What a lovely surprise that I came home to right now.

 

After celebrating Valentine's Day with 24 8 - 9 year olds I just wanted to sit down and relax.

 

Which I did, and come to the Sett.

 

And what do I find?.... wonderful Valentine messages from some lovely, sneaky people.

 

Thank you all ... it made my day.  

 

*tosses heart shaped confetti into the air* :confetti:


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#11810 Heart-Shaped Confetti

Posted by Riliey Starshine on 14 February 2017 - 04:04 AM

Thank you Maxim and Sirius for my valentines! This was an awesome idea, it totally made my day!

 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


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#7902 Welcome Lions, Snakes and Eagles

Posted by Amanda P. X. Sim on 07 June 2016 - 04:13 PM

Hello! I'm Amanda. *ROARS*

 

I joined HOL quite a few years back and was super active for a year plus, then reality kicked in and I had to go attend to it, so I left this place for a while and got stuck on Second Year. But now that I have more time on my hands, I'm back here to earn some points and have fun! Most people I knew back then don't seem to be around, and the Gryffindor common room is so freaking quiet, so I came to other common rooms to take a peek. And I'm glad to find you all here!

 

*grabs a banana muffin*


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#7897 Welcome Lions, Snakes and Eagles

Posted by Kim Alting on 06 June 2016 - 07:36 PM

Oh, I never introduced myself here :P

 

I am Kim, a second year Gryffindor student. 

I joined HOL in August 2014 and now I need to make a Hello post for a class I am doing  :lol:


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#6327 Welcome Lions, Snakes and Eagles

Posted by Askeron Kyle on 05 December 2015 - 10:47 AM

Welcome to the Fireside in our Common room come and chat around the fire. This is the place to introduce yourself tell us what House and year you are in, and a little bit about yourself :)

 

I will leave snacks for you to eat while you chat, because chatting makes you hungry ;)

 

Leaves blueberry muffins still warm from the oven and butterbeer on the table.


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#5989 Boggle Tournament Chat Room

Posted by Leonie Munslow on 04 November 2015 - 09:39 AM

I love boggle, so I'm really happy! I've only played with my family before, but I like to think that I'm fairly good at it  :)

I'm really excited about this!


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#14385 Happy Birthday, Fels!

Posted by Prof. Felicia Hartwick on 20 December 2017 - 11:24 AM

Thank you for the birthday greetings. I had a wonder birthday weekend. Went to NYC with the hubby to see Hello Dolly on Broadway, the tree at Rockefeller Center, dinner with friends and family, High Tea at the Russian Tea Room. The special surprise of the weekend, as we were returning home from our weekend was that my oldest daughter and her boy friend also went to NYC to see the Tree  as they usually do every year.... and this year.. he proposed! So there will be some wedding planner to be done soon!


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#14342 Religious Celebrations around the World

Posted by Shiloh Adlar on 14 December 2017 - 01:10 AM

Growing up, my family went to Christmas Eve mass as well. I don't remember much about it except that I thought it was long but beautiful at the same time. I enjoyed the ritual aspect of it. Since my brother passed, my parents still attend, but they didn't make me go with them if I didn't want to which I often didn't. Now, like Tarma, I also look forward to the solstice. I participate in my own ceremony of candle lighting on the Winter Solstice and with the candle lighting, make a list of all of my fears that I want to work on in the next year or beliefs that I want to change.

 

Because the hours of long nights are over and the day is becoming longer, for me, it is as if the light is given me renewed strength and hope to make it through the next six months. This is why I go through the ceremony/ritual that I do. Once I have written down all of my fears, I burn them one by one while letting them go in doing so. It doesn't have to be only fears, they can also be negative thoughts or beliefs I have about myself or things that have come up that I just need to let go of for whatever reason. However, I try to go as deep as I possibly can with mine.

 

After the ritual is over, I always feel a lot better. My spirit feels lighter and stronger, and I know I'm ready to face the new year ahead.


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#12602 Doves -- and a hummingbird

Posted by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black on 27 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

What a lovely couple of days. Yesterday I woke up to Hedwig's theme playing in my head and yes, it was the 20th anniversary date of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone!

 

All kinds of celebrations are held in all kinds of places, including Facebook where, if you type Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or Harry Potter, a wand magically appears and sheds all kinds of sparks on the page!

 

But today ...

 

I've got a bird feeder and all kinds of creatures come visit and feast.  For years I've heard doves but they never came by.  Finally, in April, one came to feed.  :cheer:

 

This morning, there were TWO doves at the feeder!  Then a little while later, a hummingbird came and perched on a branch about 4 feet from me (where I was sitting in a chair very very quietly).

 

A gorgeous day.

 

How is your day?  See any bird or critter people to come and say hi?

 

EDIT:  I'm thinking I need a bird bath. Something from which they can drink, above ground level.  I have a tray (1-1/2 inches - 2 inches deep and about 14"x14" rectangular) on the ground, but ... something on a stand would be nice. Sure it would freeze in the winter, but then, so does the tray on the ground freeze in the winter and I have to clean out ice and put in fresh each morning.


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#11828 Heart-Shaped Confetti

Posted by Polaris Black on 15 February 2017 - 04:31 AM

After spending Valentine's Day visiting my mother in the hospital and waiting for roadside assistance to change a flat tire, it was such a treat to see the Sett all decked out and read the messages. Thank you Operation Heart-Shaped Confetti members - you made my day! <333


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#11811 Heart-Shaped Confetti

Posted by Hanna Inari on 14 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, thanks a lot! Your postcards brightened my day.  ^_^


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#6912 Welcome Lions, Snakes and Eagles

Posted by Matilde Rayne on 28 January 2016 - 11:38 PM

Hi! I figured after almost four and a half years, I was long overdue to start visiting other houses' common rooms, sooo... here I am!

 

On HOL, I'm a Ravenclaw prefect and one of RQT's co-captains. Outside of HOL, I'm in uni studying chemistry, with a minor in mathematics (and maybe one in biology or mathematical biology, not sure yet). Undergrad has been an... adventure for me, including hospital stays, some time off, transferring unis, and lots of other "fun" stuff. I really got active on HOL around the time I was taking a break from uni, and between all the craziness that comes with this site, I made some great friends and that's what's really stuck with me, being able to connect with people.

 

Despite enjoying meeting people, I'm an admittedly horrible recluse. Working on that. >_<

 

I can often be found on IRC, though, and if I'm available, I'm always happy to chat!

 

Considering I'm almost two months late for those blueberry muffins, I'll just leave these here instead.

*places fresh banana muffins*

 

...

 

*also high-fives Arianna for also liking Doctor Who*


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#6110 Huffle Boggle Results

Posted by Sirius Fudge on 11 November 2015 - 09:17 AM

The board already reflected the results of the first game of the tournament. Here is the result of the first game:

 

BOGGLE GAME 1 RESULTS:

 

Prof. Felicia Hartwick - 429

Prof. Rorey Padfoot - 206

Leonie Munslow - 179

Bobby Peru - 81

Hanna Inari - 69

Lilly Anderson - 65

Cassie Walker - 51

Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 21

 

Here are more details of the first game:

 

Number of Words:

 

Bobby Peru - 40

Cassie Walker - 20 

Hanna Inari - 37

Leonie Munslow - 88

Lilly Anderson - 33

Prof. Felicia Hartwick - 183

Prof. Rorey Padfoot - 96

Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 10

 

Our Heads of House Fels and Rorey lead the pack, followed by Leonie, in terms of the number of words formed. I think Tarma has the wrong impression of how to play the game..? 

 

Length of Words:

 

The longest word formed is made up of eigh(8) letters, TRASHERS, found by our HoH Fels. Other notable seven-letter words found are:

 

Cassie Walker: TRADERS, HEARTEN

Leonie Munslow: TRADERS, TRASHED, TRASHES

Lilly Anderson: WARDERS

Prof. Felicia Hartwick: REDRAWN, SEATERS, SHIRKED, UPWARDS, WARDERS, TRADERS, TRASHED 

Prof. Rorey Padfoot: TRADERS

Prof. Tarma Amelia Black: DUNGERS

 

Wow! Those are long words. Kudos!

 

NOTE: Other words in the participants' list are removed due to repetition, not used in scrabble, and impossible to be formed in the boggle. Q is also considered as Q and not Qu in the first game. *nods*  

 

This is just the first game. Everyone can still have the title of being the champion of the tournament. Let's play, badgers! And have fun, of course! 

 

:cheer:  :cheer:  :coffee: 


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#14336 Puffs, the play

Posted by Belle Black on 10 December 2017 - 04:13 PM

So yesterday we saw the off broadway show Puffs (or seven exciting years at a school of magic and magic) and I recommend it to ANYONE who is a Harry Potter fan but especially if you are a puff!

It’s basically the story of Harry Potter from the point of view of the hufflepuffs. It was clever and funny and my husband and I really enjoyed it. We loved how they threw in lots of little pieces from the books but also put their own spin on it. If any of you are ever in New York City try and see this show!
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#12647 Doves -- and a hummingbird

Posted by Shiloh Adlar on 01 July 2017 - 01:06 AM

I don't have any bird feeders or anything similar, but there are these two birds that like to sit on the railing of my balcony. I go out there sometimes or watch them through the window. There's also a bird around that I haven't seen, but he sings the same song every day. At first, the song was a little annoying because it was always the same tune repeated over and over. After a while, however, I got used to it. Now I look forward to hearing it every day. If one day I ever don't hear the tune, I'll probably be wondering where the bird flew off to or if he was okay. So far, that hasn't been the case, and I've been hearing it every day for the past two weeks at least.

 

My aunt has a huge deck that overlooks a mountainside, and she has hummingbird feeders out there. When I visit, I like to sit on the deck and watch them come up. I was there not too long ago, and I was really sad to find out that a day before a snake had made its way up on the deck and found the nest of baby birds that was in the rafters. He ate the eggs. I know it's nature, but it's still very depressing that the soon to be baby birds are gone. I would have liked to see them.


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#11836 Heart-Shaped Confetti

Posted by Marcie Hobber on 15 February 2017 - 09:56 PM

It was so great coming home from yet another long night shift and find a lovely message in my inbox!

 

Thank you, Sirius and Maxim! <3


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