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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 ...




(Heart-shaped) Flamingos for Maxim




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


The wall with Helga for sure also got some makeover.



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


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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#16995 Week 1 - Professors - Discussion

Posted by Zen McGregor on 12 September 2018 - 08:26 AM

Lots of professors at Hogwarts are worth mentioning, but I am surprised that not many of you are mentioning Prof. Flitwick. The way he treats students, his willingness to teach them and transfer his own knowledge is remarkable. He is an expert in his field and I could not imagine a better person to teach me something as fundamental as Charms. Not to mention the display of his courage alongside the others during the Wizarding War in the Battle of Hogwarts against Lord Voldemort. Always ready to go above and beyond his responsibilities, Prof. Flitwick is definitely an asset to Hogwarts that should be long cherished.

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#16993 Week 1 - Professors - Discussion

Posted by Astaria Rivers on 12 September 2018 - 03:40 AM

Ivy, mentioning Charity Burbage is great! I agree with you in what you said that she stood up for what she believed in. Sometimes standing up for what we believe in can be a death sentence whether it's literally, as it was in her case, or figuratively such as in a person's reputation. It is also a cool thought in what you said about muggles having to figure out ways to do things without magic. They are forced to be more resourceful in what they do and creative in the way they get things done, whereas we witches and wizards cast a spell and it's done for us. I sometimes believe we don't know the value of a day of hard work.


Maxim, Prof. Grubbly-Plank is a character I would also like to learn more about. She's mentioned so briefly, but the points you brought up about how she never mistreated Hagrid, even if his classes were lacking in the way of students really being taught. I think she sees his enthusiasm and joy for magical creatures, and since she also has a passion for them, maybe that is why she can understand him somewhat. Some people are not meant to teach no matter how passionate they are about a certain subject.


Arianna, about Prof. McGongall, the part that gets me the most is also when she brings the statues to life. I can't remember if this is in the books, but I know in the movie she states that she's always wanted to use that spell. I loved McGonagall to begin with, but that statement made me love her even more.


Elena and Sirius, while I do love Prof. Trelawney, I think I would enjoy Firenze's way of teaching much more. Planetary divination or whatever he wants to call it would be my calling as that is what I am into. Celestials bodies are mindblowing to study and watch. Astronomy fascinates me as does astrology and how the planets move and affect our lives. If I had to choose one of them to take a class with, it would be the beautiful Centaur. Also like you said, he risked a lot accepting the job at Hogwarts and helping Harry out in his earlier years.

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#16923 Coming Attraction - Welcome

Posted by Prof. Felicia Hartwick on 09 September 2018 - 12:15 AM

Welcome to The Supporting Cast of Harry Potter


We love the Harry Potter books (and movies) and follow the adventures of The Trio with great glee and anticipation. We're also very aware of some of the main characters of the books -- Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, Rubeus Hagrid, Lord Voldemort ... but what about the rest of the people who fill up the stories?




awesome graphic created by Sirius Fudge


Starting September 10th, we plan to celebrate The Supporting Cast of Harry Potter.  Four weeks of looking at Professors, Students, Shops and Shop Keepers and Animals in a way that maybe we've not done before.  All of HOL Hogwarts is welcome to participate, have fun and earn Diamonds.    


We will have three or four things for you to do each week, plus daily trivia, so be prepared for a wild ride!     :cheer:


All challenges and/or activities will be due on October 10th (HOL 11:59pm).  We will, however, be offering bonus Diamonds to those who finish them within a week's time of the activity being posted.   


If you participate in at least half of the activities presented, you will earn a nice Award to add to your treasures!              supporting_Cast_-_Fels_-_award_40x40_2.p

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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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#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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#17228 Week 4 - Animals - Discussion

Posted by Maxim Trevelyan on 01 October 2018 - 06:41 PM

This is a tough choice actually. But I would like to mention an animal not present in the main books at all, but in the extra stories, namely Quidditch through the Ages. The animal in question is the Snidget.


Sure, you may think “How does it influence the story at all?”, but without the Snidget, we most likely would not have the snitch element in Quidditch. Quidditch is a big part of the Harry Potter stories, and personally, one of my favorite. And what is Quidditch without seeking anyway?


Not to mention that Snidgets have an XXXX rating because they have been treated horribly by wizards in pursuit of this sport. They deserve more respect than the people are giving them. Or what they used to give.

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#17227 Week 4 - Animals - Discussion

Posted by Iverian Gnash on 01 October 2018 - 06:23 PM

My favorite pet was Ginny's Pigmy Puff. Pigmy puffs are my all-time favorite magical animal because they are just so adorable. I think that Ginny's Pygmy Puff was probably a good pet for her that would probably comfort her in a way that other pets wouldn't. A pygmy puff is a very docile animal that you can pet for close to forever and it won't object. They are incredibly calming animals. Unlike dogs and cats, pygmy puffs are not wild animals that will run around the place and reek havoc. I think that Ginny's would calm her down when she was having a particularly bad day or just when life wasn't going as expected. Arnold, Ginny's pygmy puff, was my favorite animal for all of these reasons. 

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#17209 Week 3 - Diagon Alley - Discussion

Posted by Vanessa Tilley on 30 September 2018 - 11:47 PM

I would go crazy on my first trip to Diagon Alley!  It would be so hard to choose which stops to make in what order.  My first stop would have to be Flourish and Blotts because my love of books would not let me go visit any other place first.  It would also give me time to look around at all the wonderful books on display.  After going to Flourish Blotts, I would run over to Eeylops Owl Emporium to get my very own owl!!!  I want one so bad!  After that, I would do the regular rounds of Ollivanders, Madam Malkin's Robes for all Occasions and the final stop would be at Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour for dessert.

The shop owner I am most interested in meeting would have to be Mr. Ollivander himself.  I find him shall we say very curious indeed.  I love how he remembers all the wands he has every sold and the interesting tidbits that come out as he checks to see what your wand is!

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#17165 Week 3 - Diagon Alley - Discussion

Posted by Iverian Gnash on 24 September 2018 - 12:59 PM

I would love to visit both Magical Menagerie and Quality Quidditch Supplies. Magical Menagerie is so cool because they sell almost every pet. I would probably buy either a snake or a Pygmy Puff. I know, weird combination. The shop is run by a salesman and a saleswoman who I would love to talk to and listen to stories about the animals. Some crazy things can happen in a pet store. Quality Quidditch Supplies is a store that, well, sells quality quidditch supplies. *giggles uncontrollably* Of course, I would spend all day staring at the latest brooms and picking out some supplies for my next quidditch game. The storekeeper would be very interesting to talk to because I could probably have a good quidditch talk with him.
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#17077 Week 2 - Students - Discussion

Posted by Zen McGregor on 17 September 2018 - 12:55 PM

My favourite side character is Luna Lovegood. As an outsider who was constantly teased by other students, I felt really related to her. Additionally, she does not really care about the words or the actions of others and remains unbothered most of the time. She is also very kind towards others and does not allow anyone to change her mind. She lives in her own world, persuading herself and others as well, about things that do not exist and does it passionately. Most of these things are something I really am known for and that makes Luna my favourite side character.

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#17061 Week 1 - Professors - Discussion

Posted by Polaris Black on 16 September 2018 - 10:01 PM

You can’t be a fan of Neville Longbottom and not adore Hufflepuff’s own Prof. Pomona Sprout. She recognized raw talent in the insecure and distracted boy and nurtured it, despite the fact that he was in Gryffindor house. She was a lifelong friend of Prof. Minerva McGonagall and was every bit as brave, skilled, and opinionated. She was one of the professors chosen to protect the Philosopher’s Stone, brewed enough potion to cure the Basilisk’s victims, and protected the castle from Voldemort’s attackers with her unique knowledge of magical plants. She was ethical, fair, and truly cared about her students. What's not to love?

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#16999 Week 1 - Professors - Discussion

Posted by Vanessa Tilley on 12 September 2018 - 06:08 PM

My favorite supporting teacher is Professor Flitwick!  One, he is the head of Ravenclaw so extra points there! ;)  I also love Professor Flitwick because he is so short!  I am short myself and I like to think that big things do come in small packages.  Professor Flitwick is also very caring of not just his own students but all the students at Hogwarts.  He is always there when trouble appears ready to help in any way he can.  He teaches charms!  Who doesn't love charms :P  Finally, though there are still MANY reasons I love Professor Flitwick, he is a master duelist!

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#16985 Week 1 - Professors - Discussion

Posted by Sirius Fudge on 11 September 2018 - 10:31 AM

I totally forgot Firenze in his role as a Divination teacher in Hogwarts. It was in the back of my mind, covered by him being a centaur and a friend to Harry more than him being a teacher. I totally agree with Elena's post on Firenze as a good teacher in divination using the celestial objects, in ways that only him could deliver to the students. I also am always interested to the subject of Astronomy and thought that having a subject matter like that is a cool one. I think I would listen to anything that is said when it comes to astronomy, even though the subject taught is divination. And I think Firenze is a good teacher of the subject.


Though aside from astronomy used in Divination classes, I think I will be more interested in the Astronomy class offered in Hogwarts, the one taught by Prof. Aurora Sinistra. She is cool to really teach the subject matter under the stars at night at the top of the Astronomy Tower. That would be a real hands on method of teaching in Astronomy. She also gets to really involve the students by giving them homework like drawing a star chart and studying the moons of Jupiter like Io and Ganymede. I would like to enrol in a class managed like that.

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#16929 Coming Attraction - Welcome

Posted by Zen McGregor on 09 September 2018 - 07:56 AM

Count me in! It's great that we are showing appreciation to side characters as well, this will be lots of fun!

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