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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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#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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#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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#16580 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SILAS!!!

Posted by Katelin Ross on 11 August 2018 - 05:50 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SILAS!!!!!

 

For your birthday presents, decided that LOTR theme 

would be perfect!!! 

 

 

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Bag end of course! (You need the door) 

 

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A LOTR birthday cake!! 

 

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Party favors!!


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#9447 Welcome Lions, Snakes, and Eagles!

Posted by Aidan Baker on 21 October 2016 - 03:56 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I'm Aidan, a first-year Eagle who loves reading, writing, playing guitar, travel and skateboarding, along with loads of other things! I originally found HOL when I was in highschool, but was never really able to commit due to a full-on lifestyle. Since then, my life is a bit more settled and structured, and I felt the need to find a place to geek out about my Harry Potter fascination and meet some like-minded online friends. I can't say I have been disappointed. HOL has really filled an intellectual gap in my life, I'm loving exploring this amazing place and getting an opportunity to be creative and have some fun. 


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#8033 Welcome Lions, Snakes, and Eagles!

Posted by Alessandra Grace on 05 July 2016 - 03:46 PM

Hello :D I'm Ale, a Fourth Year Gryffindor!

 

I've joined this CR some time ago, but I don't think I was ever able to introduce myself :( I like writing and reading, listening to music and eating pizza LOL

(Well, are those banana muffins? I like them, too!)

 

*says hello to everyone and grabs a muffin*


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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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#6348 Welcome Lions, Snakes, and Eagles!

Posted by February Fortescue on 06 December 2015 - 05:00 PM

I'm from the Slytherin Dungeons. Joined HOL a couple of years ago, at the same time Maxwell Shadow did, but mom had some serious health issues and I needed to leave and focus on her. Once those were resolved, I came back. Some things haven't changed much. The Sett is still as warmly inviting and as homey as ever. Max is now a Prefect and Head Student (not at all surprising) but the staff has changed a bit. I miss some, but I also really enjoy Scarlet and Amy becoming Snakes! I'm glad I came back to HOL, I'm having so much fun meeting new people and getting to know those I didn't get to know the first time, and annoying those I annoyed last time).

 

Thank you for opening up the Sett to the other three Houses. I love seeing all of us together, and spending time with my eagle and lion friends, too :D


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#6320 Huffle Boggle Results

Posted by Sirius Fudge on 05 December 2015 - 03:18 AM

And for the FINAL RESULTS of the HUFFLE BOGGLE TOURNAMENT:

 

The final results are already reflected on the tournament above this thread. As per the scoring rules written in the tournament profile, 10 points are awarded to the one who got the greatest number of words in every game. Also, 10 points are also awarded to the ones who get the word with the most number of letters in every game. Because of this, points were added to the following:

 

Bobby Peru: 10 points

Cassie Walker: 20 points

Leonie Munslow: 20 points

Prof. Felicia Hartwick: 80 points

Prof. Tarma Amelia Black: 10 points

 

Here comes the most awaited part, the AWARDING CEREMONY!

 

Let's award first the diamonds. DIAMONDS are given to the following badgers:

 

Bobby Peru - 30 diamonds

Cassie Walker - 50 diamonds

Hanna Inari -  10 diamonds

Leonie Munslow - 60 diamonds

Lilly Anderson - 10 diamonds

Prof. Felicia Hartwick - 70 diamonds

Prof. Rorey Padfoot - 10 diamonds

Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 40 diamonds

 

The first award is the Wordiest Boggler Award, to be given to the one with the most number of words within one game. The award goes to HoH Fels, who recorded the most number of words for ALL GAMES! Congratulations, Fels!

 

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The next award is the SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC BOGGLER AWARD, to be given to the badgers who submitted the words with the most number of letters throughout the tournament. Amazingly enough, we have two 9-letter words submitted in the tournament. These are PARVOLINS in Game 2 and SCISSORED in Game 4. The receivers of this award are:

 

Prof. Felicia Hartwick for finding both PARVOLINS and SCISSORED

Cassie Walker and Leonie Munslow for finding SCISSORED.

 

Kudos to you three!  :high5:

 

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Now for the main awards, in 3rd place is Cassie Walker with 543 points, winning the Bronze Boggler Award. Congratulations! She did awesome especially in the last two games. *nods*

 

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In second place, the amazing Leonie Munslow, with 974 points. Wow! These ickles are really good. Congratulations for winning the Silver Boggler Award!  :noisemaker:

 

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And the tournament's Champion, with 1,535 points, none other than HoH Fels!  :cheer: Fels is consistent all throughout the tournament. Congratulations!

 

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Once again, congratulations to the winners and the participants in the tournament. Badgers, greet them for they deserve it.  :goldstar:


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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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#5980 Huffle Boggle Tournament Profile

Posted by Sirius Fudge on 03 November 2015 - 01:52 PM

WELCOME TO THE HUFFLE BOGGLE TOURNAMENT!

 

Duration: November 2015

 

How it Will Work:

 

Every week, an image of boggle letters will be displayed in the dorms. A sample of this image looks like this:

 

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Badgers will look for words in the image by using contiguous letters. The letters must be contiguous vertically, horizontally, or diagonally and each letter must not be used more than once. The words should be found in the SOWPODS list of words that are used in English language Scrabble tournament in most countries except US, Thailand, and Canada. Badgers will submit to me, Sirius Fudge, in a Sett PM, the list of the words that they found in the image within the game deadline. 

 

Scoring:

 

I will score the list submitted by the badgers using the following rules: 3 letter word = 1 point; 4 letter word = 2 points, and so on. The more the letters in the word formed, the greater the score of the word. I will then total the values of the words and the badger will get the total for the game. There will be a tally where every badger can see their position in the tournament.

 

Additional points will be given to the following: The person/s with the most number of words formed in the game will receive an additional 10 points to their scores for the game. Also, the person/s with the word containing the most number of letter will also receive an additional 10 points. 

 

I will add the four game scores to determine the total score of the badgers in the tournament and rankings will be based on the total score.

 

Others:

 

There are four games in the tournament. There is no sign up so badgers can choose to participate in every game or not. Badgers can only submit one time during a game. The first submission is considered the final list to be considered. Submissions after the game deadline is considered invalid.

 

Awards:

 

The following awards are to be given:

 

Master Boggler Award: Given to the Huffle Boggle Tournament Champion

Silver Boggler Award: Given to the Huffle Boggle Tournament First Runner Up

Bronze Boggler Award: Given to the Huffle Boggle Tournament Second Runner Up

 

Special awards are also given:

 

Wordiest Boggler Award: Given to the badger/s who submitted the most number of words within one game during the tournament

Supercalifragilistic Boggler Award: Given to the badger/s who submitted the word with the most number of letters during the whole duration of the tournament

 

Diamonds are also given. 10 diamonds for every game played plus:

Champion: 30 diamonds

First Runner Up: 20 diamonds

Second Runner Up: 10 diamonds

 

Schedule:

 

November 3 - 9: First Game

November 10 - 16: Second Game

November 17 - 23: Third Game

November 24 - 30: Fourth Game 

December First Week: Wrap Up and Awarding

 

ARE YOU READY, BADGERS?


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#18181 Find Your Hearts

Posted by Cupid on 16 February 2019 - 02:00 AM

No hidden words (that I put there), but I'll give the extra point to make it an even 20.

 

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#18113 Welcome to Lovely Little Valentines!

Posted by Cupid on 04 February 2019 - 04:03 AM

Helllllloooooooo are you wonderful people.  It is I, Cupid here to deliver happiness and love for the month of February.

 

A few times a week throughout the month I will deliver activities for all to enjoy.  You are welcome to participate in as many activities as you wish.  Each activity will be worth a certain amount of hearts.  It's up to you to earn as many hearts as you can throughout the activity to transform them into diamonds. (see chart below)

 

All activities will be due February 28th, 2019 11:59pm HOL time. 

 

I will deliver some special surprises during the activity to deserving participates.

 

 

Hearts to Diamond Chart:

 

250 Hearts or higher = 100 diamonds

150-249 Hearts = 75 diamonds

0-149 Hearts = 50 diamonds


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#17037 Paint the Fireplace

Posted by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black on 15 September 2018 - 04:09 PM

Fire pokers are frequently spotted by a fireplace. Along with the pokers are the usual shovel and broom, to sweep back and return the occasional spark, piece of burning wood, ash, etc.

 

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It is not recommended to attempt to get the miniature broomstick to fly. We find it's just really not large enough to carry a person.

 

Extensive tests have proven that it cannot balance more than one cup of coffee and a chocolate eclair without tilting (and sadly, spilling the brew).

 

However, when recommendations are tossed out the window, much hilarity results!


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#17036 Paint the Fireplace

Posted by Sirius Fudge on 15 September 2018 - 08:55 AM

HOLers!

 

The second week of the school year has passed! Ickles, how are you adjusting so far? Everyone, how's your classes? Did your homework already? What have you been up to in the first two weeks? Let's talk about this all in the Fireplace here in the Sett. But first of all, let us visualize this place in the Hufflepuff Common Room. What does it look like? What does this space, where other HOLers can visit, look like? There's only one that we are sure of, and that is that there is a Fireplace in the area. 

 

What other features, things, anything can be found in the Fireplace? Can you describe them, maybe even write their purpose, ,or maybe even add some magical quirks and information along with them? Let us build this place so as to provide a backdrop of the place in where we talk about anything. :)

 

For my contribution, I'll start with the Fireplace. It has a circular shape. I think it would be a really magical fireplace, providing the right amount of fire and warmth to the area. It is noted that the fire adjusts its temperature to the weather outside and the situation of a person. Legends said that it can heal minor fever and flu, with the touch of the right amount of warmth to someone sick. It would put itself out at the end of the day, when the last badger goes to his/her dorm room. Below is an image of a part of a fireplace.

 

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Contribute in this thread how you think the Fireplace area of the Sett looks like.  ^_^

 

 


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#16965 Welcome Lions, Snakes, and Eagles!

Posted by Khaleesia Marie Lilith on 11 September 2018 - 01:20 AM

Hello everyone! 

 

My name is Khaleesia and I am a first year Slytherin, still settling into the life here at HOL. I look forward to meeting everyone and being active within each common room. If you have any tips on where to start feel free to message me. I promise I don't bite...


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#12444 Welcome Lions, Snakes, and Eagles!

Posted by Rowan Wildsmith on 05 June 2017 - 11:34 PM

Hello!  My name is Rowan, I'm a first year Gryffindor taking HOL 101 - which is how I found this forum!  Even though every house personality quiz puts me in Hufflepuff last, I do think that we could all benefit from Hufflepuff values, especially online.  As far as favorite recipes go, I think the best is the Lemon-Lavender Pound cake I made last week, YUM!


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