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  2. Prof. Dario Brighton

    Registrations [2018/2019]

    Approved Gillivia Whorcrux - First Year Luna Rivers - First Year Morgan Higgs - First Year Ginger Henderson - First Year Jake Spector - Visitor Gwenevier Winters - Second Year
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  4. Sky Alton

    Sing It from the Rooftops

    All together now! 'And Odo the hero, they bore him back home To the place that he'd known as a lad. They laid him to rest with his hat inside out And his wand snapped in two, which was sad.’ Okay, that’s enough of that. But I think we are in need of some new songs to elevate with our… Unique voices. So, I’d like you to re-write part or all of a muggle song so that it commemorates the exploits of a lesser known wizarding hero. Things to Keep in Mind: You need not do the entire song (unless you want to) but please make sure the section you pick is at least 12 lines long. Actually put some work in: I won’t award you anything if you’ve just switched a few words around Make sure the original song is entirely HOL appropriate Credit the song name and artist of the one you’re using Bring earmuffs Post your songs below. You can complete this task up to 4 times; you’ll receive 20 beans per song (25 if you get them in by October 22nd). The deadline is, as ever, the 31st of October.
  5. Iverian Gnash

    Dorms!

    I need a few dorm partners! Let me know if anyone at all is interested! One more thing, does someone know and can they show me how to create graphics for our dorm room?
  6. Iverian Gnash

    Dorms!

    Hello everyone! We are going to start some dorm rooms! Basically, this will be a place where you can find a few dorm partners and start your dorm where you can all chat. Post below for a dorm partner and then get to designing your dorm! A few things: 1. Keep all of your content HOL appropriate 2. Keep all of your images to a reasonable size 3. Credit any sources you may use if you don’t design your own graphics Post your dorm designs below or you can post them in your dorm once you create it :) Let me know if anyone has any questions!
  7. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

    Acts of Courage

    In addition to those already named, I like Neville Longbottom and admire his courage. I love that he was willing to 'fight' to keep Harry, Ron and Hermione from doing something which, to him, was not right. He was someone looked down upon, by everyone from his family to those of the school; he had no support faction such as what Harry and Ron and Hermione had in each other. 'They' were the popular kids ... etc etc etc. Yet here he was saying 'no' to them. And he kept on, too, and developed his courage to such an extent that he said "No" to Voldemort (AND whacked off Nagini's head too).
  8. Sirius Fudge

    We're Off to the Movies

    The image is that of the scene of Dobby in the Malfoy Manor, rescuing Harry and company, containing the word title of the film, "The Life of Dobby, the Free House-Elf".
  9. Sirius Fudge

    Acts of Courage

    There are several characters in the story with acts of bravery. I will discuss Dobby, the house-elf. Dobby went all out of his way, for the reason to do what is right, and to prevent something that is not right. Will all the right intentions, he made friend of Harry and since then, saved him a lot of times, most especially in the Malfoy Manor incident. His act of disobedience is a biig no for his life as a house-elf, yet he still chose to do the right thing. The magnitude of the act that he's done is a big ripple to the story. Although there were many times that Harry wished for him not to help him due to unfortunate events happening to Harry every time Dobby helped him, he still stayed with him until the end, where he ultimately died for Harry and the bigger cause. He surely did not die in vain and became one of the most loved characters in the story, which he surely deserved.
  10. Iverian Gnash

    Acts of Courage

    I'm going to say that Luna Lovegood was a rather brave character in the Harry Potter series. She stuck up for her father when everyone thought they were crazy and she didn't seem phased when she was a prisoner in Malfoy Manor. She didn't have many friends and yet was never mean to anyone and treated everyone equally while still believing the things that she believed in. Luna was teased by the other students for her crazy beliefs about different things, her father, and her father's newspaper, The Quibbler, but yet try to think of one time when Luna was ever nasty to another student. Think back to when the students would take Luna's things and hide them in places and yet Luna didn't have anything nasty to say about them. I think that this shows a high level of courage just to be nice to people when you have no reason to.
  11. Sky Alton

    Acts of Courage

    Molly’s defeat of Bellatrix, Neville’s defiance of Voldemort’s entire army, Snape’s work as a double agent, Lilly’s sacrifice and basically most things Harry ever did (saving those moody periods but less said about those the better): they’re all strong candidates for the bravest acts in the books. But as we’ve learned, bravery isn’t always about defeating some great evil or saving the lives of those you love. Bravery is subjective: what might seem a small and quiet act to someone observing may take all the courage in the world. In your opinion, what is the single bravest act (or sequence of acts) undertaken by a character from the Harry Potter Books? If possible, try to interpret bravery in a broader sense but traditional acts of courage like those above are also acceptable. Explain your pick in 100 words or more. Post your choices below; you can complete this task up to 4 times and you’ll earn 20 beans for each you submit (25 if you get them in by October 19th). The overall deadline is, as ever, the 31st of October.
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  13. Sky Alton

    Answering the Unanswerable

    They have a young offenders institution in Inverness guarded by security trolls. What led someone to invent something as disgusting as cockroach clusters?
  14. Iverian Gnash

    We're Off to the Movies

    Narrator: In a lovely kingdom far, far away... (beautiful scenery of castle with small houses around) Narrator: There lived a young princess. But that’s beside the point. (An old hag brews a potion) Narrator: We’re really focusing on her. (old hag appears again bottling the potion and putting a sign on the jar that reads “Drought of Living Death”) Hag: *cackles loudly* That princess stays up in that castle with her family eating pastries all day, while we work. Well, we’ll see how she feels after she has a dose of this. (Holds up bottle) Narrator: The wicked hag poisoned the princess. (hag drizzles potion all over spinning wheel) (you watch as the young girl pricks her finger on it and then falls down) Narrator: Who will save her and how? Find out in “The Real Sleeping Beauty”. Coming Spring 2019.
  15. Iverian Gnash

    We're Off to the Movies

    Narrator: When the world was mostly at peace... (flash of light) Narrator: A new revolt started. (Blip of swords clashing against each other) Narrator: But who started this revolt and what was their story? (while fighting with a wizard, a goblin starts to talk) Elfric the Eager: I had every reason to begin a revolt! Those blasted wizards were beginning to (grunts as he blocks a spell with his sword and then swings it at the wizard) act like they were our rulers! I will not stand for such a demeaning reputation as their slaves! I want the next generation of goblins to know that we are more than doormats to wizards. Narrator: Learn about his exciting and compelling story in the new movie, Elfric the Eager. Coming Summer 2019.
  16. Sky Alton

    We're Off to the Movies

    In a time long ago, in a land not so far away…. We’re going to the movies! For this task, I’d like you to pick an unsung hero and imagine a film is finally being made about them. You can choose to design a movie poster for the up coming film and make a graphic of it or write the voice over/script for a teaser trailer. You can choose a person from the books (hint: the category ‘historical figures’ on the Harry Potter Wiki is super useful) or make up one of your own. If you make a graphic please keep it to 600 x 600 pixels and if you write a trailer, it needs to be 100 words or more. Post your posters or trailers below; you can complete this task up to 4 times and you’ll earn 20 beans for each poster or trailer you submit (25 if you get them in by October 16th). The overall deadline is, as ever, the 31st of October.
  17. Iverian Gnash

    I'm Not Sure If You're Aware But...

    Did anyone know that I was an awesome artist? Once, I decorated everyone’s school bags with my awesome art. I had a lot of enemies that year, but at least we all had bright neon bags with random pictures all over them (until a professor received complaints, I received detention, and everyone’s bags went back to normal with a simple removing spell).
  18. Iverian Gnash

    I'd Like to Thank The Academy

    This last award I want to hand out is something that I will definitely not be utilizing. This award is for the students who can go a whole school year without getting a detention. Now, for most of us, *thinks of last weeks detention* *thinks of yesterday’s detention* we cannot seem to stay out of detention; our existence at Hogwarts involves breaking the rules, then detention, then breaking, then detention. But, for the select few who that does not apply to, we need to give them an award for being unadventurous and boring, otherwise known as getting no detention. They will receive a nice shiny award at the ending feast and, like my other awards, they will receive a few extra points on their finals.
  19. Sky Alton

    I'm Not Sure If You're Aware But...

    Did you know that I discovered 7 new secret passages and a hidden laundry closet on a single afternoon stroll?
  20. Eno Thomas

    Happy Birthday, Dario!

    Happy Birthday Dario!! :) Hope you have a great one!
  21. Iverian Gnash

    Happy Birthday, Dario!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARIO!!! Have a great one! What's that? Confetti? I love confetti and dangerous potions! haha
  22. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

    Happy Birthday, Dario!

    Your red and gold confetti is very nice, Sky! But did you spill it on Dario? It's his birthday! Oh. That's why? HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARIO! :D
  23. Iverian Gnash

    I'd Like to Thank The Academy

    This award goes to the children that submit all of their homework in early and, of course, correctly. Many students, mostly Ravenclaws and Slytherins, work hard to get all of their homework in early so that they have time to do other things. This is helpful towards the professors who are then allowed more time to grade things instead of everybody sending it all in right before the deadline or on the day of. These students need to be recognized because they make professor's lives easier and because they are hard workers who put their studies first. Like the previous award I mentioned, this award will come with a few extra points on the final; let's say, 8. So if a students score is 78, they will have it brought up to an 86. This will also encourage other students to do the same in the future.
  24. Iverian Gnash

    I'm Not Sure If You're Aware But...

    I'm not sure if you're aware, but my convincing skills are fantastic! I once convinced a whole group of Gryffindor's to go into the Forbidden Forest with me over the weekend. It was fantastic although a little scary when the centaurs got angry with us and we had to flee the forest only to run into a professor. We all received detention, but IT WAS WORTH IT!!!
  25. Sky Alton

    Happy Birthday, Dario!

    Today’s a chance to celebrate our very own Deputy Head of House, Deputy Headmaster and Groundskeeper (plus all the titles I’ve given him in the past that would take far too much explaining), Prof. Dario Brighton! Happy birthday, Dario. I hope it’s a tremendous one. I also hope that my annual tradition of leaping all over the furniture yelling ‘DHoH, my DHoH’ will distract you from the fact that over the last 48 hours I have spilled potentially dangerous potion all over the CR and clogged everything up with red and gold confetti. Wait, did I say that out loud?
  26. Iverian Gnash

    I'd Like to Thank The Academy

    This award goes to the children who help others with their homework the most. A lot of kids help their peers for no pay and nothing in return. These people need to be noticed because, without them, students grades will have probably gone down. If you have the person you help sign a piece of paper and the time and date you helped them with their homework, whatever professor you choose will give you extra credit in any assignment. This will get the students noticed and encourage them to help each other whenever possible. At the end of the year, whoever helped out the most in each class gets an extra five points on the final ;)
  27. Iverian Gnash

    I'd Like to Thank The Academy

    Planning award. This award is for people who help the most with planning things whether they be parties, classes, or even detention! Many Hogwarts students help every day with various things and they are never recognized for it so here is a special award for them. This award would be a get out of detention free card. The recipient would receive a card that was signed by the head master saying that they were not required to attend one detention. (I need one of those, haha). I guess the ickle first years would need such a reward to keep them motivated. Maybe we could even give them a shiny medal for it too.
  28. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

    I'm Not Sure If You're Aware But...

    Oh. Well. In case you didn't know, I make a VERY great vat of coffee. Yes, I say vat. It came about because it was the end of term and everyone (ie the Badgers in the Sett) had been so busy partying studying hard that they found out that there were TWO exams the next day and somehow no one had studied for those tests! Something was needed! So I brewed up enough coffee for everyone. It worked really well too. Everyone studied, took the tests and ... finally were able to sleep a couple of days later.
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