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Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

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  1. Hi Dominic! Welcome to the Sett. Have a butterbeer or a hot cocoa. (Maybe a blueberry muffin?) Enjoy the singing ... if there is any.
  2. Of course, I went and looked at the list of names .... What leapt out at me was Friesland! A Fun Fact is that the Friesian horse was developed in Friesland. Not only this magnificent horse came from there, though. Being mainly an agricultural area, they have an interest in animals of the farm and have also developed a black and white breed of dairy cattle, the Holstein Friesian (often called Holstein here in the USA which is amazing because lo and behold, when I was a kid, we had a Holstein cow!) and the black and white breed of dog called Stabyhoun. The Holstein Friesian is a 'mild' breed (not very temperamental) and produces lots of high quality milk. Another Fun Fact is that Friesland is one of the twelve provinces to have its own recognized national language (West Frisian). That means that a province, which is a little larger than the state of Delaware (Delaware is 1,954 square miles in size and Friesland is 2,220 square miles in size) has its own language. Friesland Wiki
  3. Diamond Count - October 2022 Listed will be first the Activities, with their different colors. Then will be the names of the persons, Diamonds to date, new Diamonds earned - New Diamond Total. Activities Huffleween 2022 Wonders of the World - October - Germany The Hundred Club - October DoHGaS October Challenge #1 - Harry Potter 2048 DoHGaS October Challenge #2 - Survivor Logic DoHGaS October Challenge #3 - Qix DoHGaS October Challenge Master Diamonds Prefect Monthly List - October - The Dorms The Musical Wizards - October The Creative Club - October Eve's Corner - Discussion - October Eve's Corner - Trivia - October Eve's Corner - Fallen Letters - October Huffle Kitchen October Discussion Huffle Kitchen October 2048 Badger Library October Jigsaws #S & #T Diamond Earners Amy Darvill - 40 + 25 = 65 Amy Smith - 80 = 80 Annabelle Swiftshine - 30 + 30 = 60 Anne-Marie Gagne - 0 + 15 + 50 + 100 + 13 = 178 Astor Arensin - 445 = 445 Aura Nightmoon - 725 + 70 + 35 + 30 + 100 + 20 + 65 = 1,045 Aurelia West - 433 + 25 + 50 = 508 Bella Mondragon - 0 + 30 = 30 Caius Magnusson - 305 + 190 + 115 = 610 Cyane Monroe - 372 = 372 Dallas Orion - 110 = 110 Elena Galatas - 500 = 500 Ellie Vernez -205 + 95 = 300 Emily Spencer - 120 + 70 = 190 February Fortescue - 790 + 25 + 30 + 100 + 200 = 1,145 Harry Walles - 2,055 + 205 + 335 + 35 + 30 + 35 + 30 + 50 + 100 + 220 + 30 + 60 + 40 = 3,225 Jessica Barnes - 30 = 30 Jude Foster - 0 + 30 = 30 Kaitlyn Nightingale - 0 + 30 = 30 Kalgri Sicaria - 515 + 65 + 250 + 30 + 50 + 20 = 930 Katie Ring - 135 + 55 = 190 Katelin Ross - 80 = 80 Kendra Givens - 120 = 120 Lorainia Riverrider - 381 = 381 Louis Walles - 1,795 + 205 + 335 + 35 + 30 + 35 + 30 + 100 + 220 + 30 = 2,815 Maeve Madden - 50 = 50 Maya Chocolate - 50 + 50 = 100 Mia Fountain - 355 + 35 + 30 + 30 + 30 = 480 Misty Storm - 30 = 30 Pezzie Wolfe - 25 = 25 Phoenix Wiel - 30 = 30 Professor Felicia Hartwick - 857 + 65 + 30 + 50 + 100 + 90 + 16 + 45 + 40 = 1,293 Professor Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 0 + 30 = 30 Professor Tarma Amelia Black - 970 + 230 + 235 + 30 + 50 + 130 + 65 + 60 + 40 = 1,810 Professor Will Lestrange - 532 + 215 + 30 + 30 + 35 + 30 = 872 Raevia Ward - 0 + 40 = 40 Rhaneyra Black - 0 + 15 = 15 Rory Devaney - 105 = 105 Selenophilia Moon - 30 + 30 = 60 Sheila Bagnold - 230 = 230 Skylar Peyton - 0 + 45 = 45 Silvana Mandeville - 95 = 95 William Ezra Huxley - 445 = 445 Bunches of glittery, shiny Diamonds!
  4. Kirin Scrambled Solved *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Santa Baby Yoda Scrambled Solved
  5. I am familiar with all of these scenes, in the books and in the movies. Yes, I could list them. Something which I think about Hagrid is that his wand had been snapped in half, and he wasn't supposed to use it anymore. Well, gee whizz, guess who had a pink umbrella and tapped the side of the boat they were on, when leaving the hut on the rock, to make it go faster. Supposedly the infamous 'they' had decided he wasn't worthy of being a wizard. But ... who else remembers what he said when asked how he got there? He said he flew. Well, well, well. Obviously it wasn't by broom. Good for you, Hagrid!
  6. Captain Jack Sparrow Scrambled Solved Wedding Cake Scrambled Solved
  7. It was Spooktacular, Fels! Thank you for the fun.
  8. Almost every time I talk with someone of The Netherlands, or I think of it, some time during the course of the conversation or thoughts, I remember the story Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates. This book, by Mary Mapes Dodge (whose full title is Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland), is something which I'd read as a pre- or young teen. For some reason, I was touched by this story, and thought it rather wonderful. Yes, it's a good story, and has an exciting plot, but the very 'human-ness' of the story, and the people in it, somehow made a great impact on me. After that, I always had a fondness for Holland, and for her people. For more information about Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates, click here .
  9. Knives Out Scrambled Done The Sandman Scrambled Done
  10. So I went into town and to the gathering place. As posted above, I had no intention of wearing a costume. Ah, well, I wore something different from my usual garb. Yes, I went into town and wore basic black. (Quelle surprise!) But the black was black Levis, black leather jacket, black 'western-ish' style hat (think Indiana Jones) and black t-shirt with Inigo Montoya on it, holding his sword and saying "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." With it, I wore a leather belt with my short 'knife' (with stacked leather grip)(it's a marvelous all-purpose tool) and my Falcata. (My shoes were of a dark-ish grey brown, leather, and looked like boots sort of.) This was sufficiently different from how I usually look that someone said like "Oh, look, you wore a costume!" Oh, right, I also put on make-up, eye stuff heavy enough that it was almost liken unto Captain Jack Sparrow. Dramatic! I did see something out of the ordinary, though, of the costumes. Some guy wore a white mask with heavy black hair; the mask covered his entire head. That was creepy and scary!
  11. I will probably wander through this little town in which I live, and look at all the spooky decorations. Already today, as I walked home from the Post Office, I saw all kinds of skeletons and spider webs and pumpkins and ghouls and other scary things in people's front yards and going up their steps. Some of the businesses here are getting into the spirit of Halloween (as they know it, anyway) and the people working in the places have witches (or wizards) hats with long hair attached to them and are wearing various kinds of costumes. I rather doubt I'll wear a 'costume' costume -- I've nothing to wear along that line and don't feel like going out to buy something at this late hour. But that's okay; who knows but next year I'll be more accustomed to being here and the sheer exuberance that so many people here have for celebrating various 'holidays'.
  12. Caius, I absolutely LOVE Ride of the Valkyries. I like the whole Der Ring des Nibelungen; it's like it tells the story with the music itself (which is great because I don't speak German). I remember that I knew 'Ride of the Valkries' and then was introduced to the entire opera, which, to my amazement, I enjoyed! I'd already known the story, in a way, because of the book Expecting Someone Taller (by Tom Holt) but now it (the story) had a richness to it, because of the music written to celebrate it. As for canons in songs, as soon as I read what you wrote, I was hearing it in my head! That's another great piece of music. Thank you.
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