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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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#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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#14375 Happy Birthday, Fels!

Posted by Kaitlyn Nightingale on 18 December 2017 - 10:18 PM

Happy birthday!  ^_^


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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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#14335 Religious Celebrations around the World

Posted by Askeron Kyle on 10 December 2017 - 03:16 PM

I thought that since it is nearly Christmas which is a Christian Celebration, it would be interesting to share how other Religions and people celebrate their Festivals, like Eid, Diwali, Hannukkah and Yule, or others that might be celebrated in different countries around the world.

 

 Christmas for me starts with Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, there is usually a crib on the altar, which depicts the Birth of Jesus in the stable, and the first thing the Priest does at the start of Midnight Mass he puts the Baby Jesus in the manger in the crib. 

 

Then after singing Christmas Carols during the Mass, at the end of Mass, we all go out into the cold and wish everyone "Happy Christmas" and go home. 

 

Christmas morning when we get up, my Husband and I exchange gifts under the Christmas Tree, and then we go to our Daughter's house for Christmas Lunch, which is turkey and all the trimmings. we have two Daughters and they take it in turns to host  Christmas at their houses with their families. Everyone has a cracker and we have great fun reading the "jokes" out and of course wearing our hats.  After lunch is the traditional time to open all the presents under the Christmas Tree, and our 3 Grandchildren give them out. We look at what everyone has got, and if there are any toys that need "putting together" my Husband and  my sons in law build them, and have a great time. Then we watch television for a while until its time for Dinner. Afterwards we play board games or just read or watch television, until its time to go home.


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#14326 Happy Birthday, Belle!

Posted by Belle Black on 09 December 2017 - 03:00 AM

thanks everyone!! Guess what my gift was- we're going to see the OFF OFF OFF Broadway show Puffs tomorrow!!!! I'm soooooo excited lol-  I saw an ad for it on Facebook and mentioned it to my husband that I NEEDED to go to this show about HUFFLEPUFFS!!!  I'll let you know how it was after I see it :-)


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