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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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#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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#18812 New HOL Year/Term approaches!

Posted by Lora Wallabenger on 16 August 2019 - 08:26 PM

Even I am looking forwards for the new term. I joined HOL nearly two months ago during vacation. I didn't get a chance to take classes and to see a quidditch match so, mostly I am looking forwards to see a quidditch match and to join classes. So, yeah I am looking forwards to make some new friends too 

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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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#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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#18819 New HOL Year/Term approaches!

Posted by Emily Spencer on 17 August 2019 - 05:49 AM

As this will be my first year, I am really looking forward to all of the classes, and surprisingly Quidditch.  I'm also really enjoying the Book Club, Library, and HOLLERS, so can't wait for new activities. there.

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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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#6347 Welcome Lions, Snakes, and Eagles!

Posted by Arianna Stonewater on 06 December 2015 - 04:59 PM

Ooh, i love blueberry muffins!


I'm a first-year Slytherin and I love how much the houses are interacting with each other outside of classes; the Holidays are the best! I really enjoy doing and making puzzles.


Aside from Harry Potter, I also like Lord of the Rings, the Black Company, Sailor Moon, Doctor Who, Leverage, and Jessica Jones.

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#6320 Huffle Boggle Results

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



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!




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:








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*




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




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




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:




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:




Lilly Anderson: WARDERS


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



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:




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. 




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.




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.




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




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



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#18810 New HOL Year/Term approaches!

Posted by Pezzie Wolfe on 16 August 2019 - 02:13 AM

So, first off welcome to any new, first year students wheather you are a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin or Ravenclaw.  You will love HOL!


I'm getting excited to see what classes will be offered. Some good return ones and hopefully new ones. The magic of taking classes is fun but getting to know others is the real magic. Making long time pals/friends that last a long time.


What are you looking for to this new term?

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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.




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



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.




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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#11547 Hufflepuff Awards Descriptions

Posted by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black on 17 January 2017 - 05:49 AM

We used to have here in the Sett a list of some of the Awards that Hufflepuff gives out and what they were for. Just in case you received an Award and wondered ... what IS this thing? Why did I receive it?!  I cannot find that write-up (it might also have been in our Yearbook -- which got eaten ...) so am posting this -- in case you are curious!  Here is a list of some of the awards given out from various and sundry folks of Hufflepuff. No, it's not a complete list, but covers a few of them. 


Diamond Hoarder - For the person, Badger or not, who has the 3rd highest number of Diamonds earned in the months July - June.
Diamond Hoarder Extraordinaire - For the person, Badger or not, who has the 2nd highest number of Diamonds earned in the months July - June.
Diamond Hoarder Specialist - For the person, Badger or not, who gathered the most Diamonds during the months July - June.


Badger By Another Name Award - this goes to folks who are of other Houses (or no house affiliation) who have shown themselves by deed or word or action to have distinct Badger traits.

Badger Cub Award - A first year Badger (this is their FIRST year here, not a repeating first year) who is showing a lot of activity in the Sett as they first join HOL.
Badger Sett-er - for the regular and active Sett Visitor, and it may be a Badger or ... maybe not!
CheekyBadger - Haven't the foggiest of what this could be *halo*
House Spirit Award (HSA) - an award given to a person that the Spirit Committee feels shows an exemplary amount of House Spirit; is always a Badger.
Hungarian Horntail Award - A poll is done for HSA winners for months September - January & February through June (ie months of the school year) with a Summer Option award (see below) -- whoever gets the most votes wins this award. It's like a HSA magnified.
HSA - Summer Edition - the House Spirit Award given out in summer months (July and August); this person is not considered for the following terms' Hungarian Horntail award.
Ickle Firstie Award - First years only may apply - for the active Ickle who participates in a lot of Sett (or HOL) activities
NotALlama Award - Folks who think of fun things to do and then follow through on them (this is not the same as OOH-Creativity because it could include redoing old ideas, or starting (and continuing) an RPG that many folks participate in. Basically this is for folks who help to keep activity in the Sett ('Hufflepuff') - active.

The Reserved Badger - this award is for the badger who is "reserved" ... doing his or her assignments, not wandering the Sett but still earning points for Hufflepuff....

Order of Helga - Courage Award - for something that required more than the usual amount of courage, keeping in mind that Badgers are pretty brave
Order of Helga - Creativity Award - for brilliant ideas that are created and acted upon, usually positively impacting Sett activity but something affecting the whole of HOL
Order of Helga - Hard Work Award - Badgers work hard; whoever gets this award is someone who is probably suffering an extensive brain damage
Order of Helga - Humourist Award - no idea hahahahaaaheeeheheheeeee *snort*
The Parker Award - for the mischievous Badger


The 100 Clubbers - those folks who made The Hundred Club in all months September - June or meet the alternative criteria for earning the award.
The 4,000 Pointer award - Given to that Badger who earns 4,000 or more House Points in a school year.

Bright Badger - This is given to the student or post-graduate Badger who earned the most points in a month (as shown in their HOL folder). -- Given out for months September through June
Bright Badger: Professor Edition - This award is given out to the Professor who not only conducts one or more HOL classes and is active in the Sett, but participates in other 'point' earning activities -- like the HOL library or HOL classes. Whichever Professor, if any, who fits this criteria and has earned the most points in a given term


The Scholarly Badger award - given to that person who is of that 'year' and earned the most House points in the Term for which the award is given and/or for the entire year.

Scholarly Badger - First Year
Scholarly Badger - Second Year
Scholarly Badger - Third Year
Scholarly Badger - Fourth Year
Scholarly Badger - Fifth Year
Scholarly Badger - Sixth Year
Scholarly Badger - Seventh Year
Scholarly Badger - Post Graduate


Badger-of-all-Trades Award – This award is given out to the staff member or student who demonstrates willingness and ability in more than one area of HOL. It's for that person who just can't sit still and must have their paws in more than one type of project. (Given out by the Head of House)
Head of Hufflepuff Award of Appreciation – For that Badger who has done something very much deserving of the Appreciation of the HoH (Given out by the Head of House).
Head of Hufflepuff Award of Friendship - For that Badger who has shown us what Friendship means (Given out by the Head of House).
Head of Hufflepuff Award of Merit - For that Badger who deserves recognition from the Head of House--for a variety of reasons (Given out by the Head of House).

The Alektaia Khalikiope Memorial Award – For that Badger (Staff or Student) who has given so unfailingly and whole-heartedly to Hufflepuff that we cannot imagine what the Sett would be without them (Given out by Head of House--nominations may come from anyone).

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