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Sky Alton

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    Let's play Hangman! The person who's 'it' will give you the number of letters in the word they're thinking of. You can then suggest letters that might be in it, one letter per post: you must wait for the word thinker to respond before guessing again. If you’re right, they'll fill in the letter in the word. If you’re wrong, then you lose a life. You only have 8 lives. Once they’re gone, they’re gone and the current person will start again with a new word. You can guess what the word is at any point but if you’re wrong, you lose a life. If you’re right, then it’s your turn to come up with a word. If the word is completely spelled out, then the person who guessed the last letter takes over. Note: If the person currently providing the word vanishes then you may restart the game with a new word of your own if they haven’t responded to you in 5 days. Let’s begin…. The word is: ----- (5 letters) Lives remaining: 8
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    Food discussion :D

    I once had stem ginger icecream and OMG it's amazing. I've also had one flavoured with French apple tart which I mixed with a scoop of apricot.
  3. I was busy putting things in order around Gryffindor tower, ready for the end of term. Just as I was finishing up unpinning old notices from the board, Iverian came and found me. She wanted to draw my attention to just how much stuff was in the Lost Property Cupboard: a lot. So much, in fact, that I can’t actually get the door to close. Hmm… I think it’s probably time to do something about that… We desperately need all of HOL's help to work out what these lost items are and, as importantly, who they belong to so we can clear this pile before the end of term. Do you think you’re up to the challenge? A clue to an item and a particular HOLer will be posted each day, starting on the 16th of January and ending on the 30th. The possessions are all ones featured in the original 7 Harry Potter books and are items you might expect to find in a Hogwarts Common Room. The people are all ones whose names you can find around the Gryffindor Common Room forums: any forum and any type of content is fair game. They might be current members or ones we’ve not seen in a while. Also, they might not necessarily be a lion – we get a lot of visitors! (It goes without saying that these people were picked totally at random and nobody has actually lost anything, so please don’t bug these members with the joyous news that you’ve found their bottle of Ten Second Pimple Vanisher) You’ll earn 5 rubies for each correctly guessed item and 5 for each correctly guessed person. You can answer the clues on the day they’re posted or you can save them up and answer them in a bunch: there’s no reward for speed. However, if you managed to get all 14, you’ll earn a 20 rubies bonus at the end. That’s a possible 160 overall. Just make sure all your answers are in by 11.59 PM HOL-time on 30th January Submit your answers in a PM to me, Sky Alton, with the subject-line ‘Scavenger Hunt’. If you submit clues one at a time or in small bunches, just reply to that message string rather than creating another. If you have any questions or get stuck, I’m only a message away. Happy hunting! (Also, massive thanks to the amazing Iverian Gnash for suggesting this activity and helping put it together)
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    Happy Birthday, Zach!

    I hope you have a fun and relaxing day and find some time just to be you. :)
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    Is there an I?
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    Happy Birthday, Tom!

    A very happy birthday to the freshly returned Tom Foster. Hope it's a great one!
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    End of Term Scavenger Hunt!

    Hey guys! Just a quick reminder to only send your answers to me via message and not post them here (otherwise you're giving them to everyone else) :)
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    Slap the person above you!

    I slap Iverian for giving me balloons yesterday and that voice pipes up again.
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    I'm baaaaaaaaack

    Great to see you back, Tom!!!!
  10. “You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart.”-JK Rowling, Philosopher’s Stone I was pondering this in IRC yesterday: what does ‘brave at heart’ actually mean? Charging into a battle, standing up for (or to) someone else, facing a fear or just quietly getting on with things when your world is going down the drain? The Sorting Hat doesn’t exactly give us much of a clue, even in Order of the Phoenix where Gryffindor’s are ‘those with brave deeds to their name’. It seems to me that a brave deed could be pretty much anything, depending on the person in question. So, indipendent of the Harry Potter universe, what does brave mean to you? (And no, you don’t need to be a Gryff or consider yourself ‘brave at heart’ to weigh in, have at it!)
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    Slap the person above you!

    I slap Iverian for posting that and thus giving me a reason.
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    Innocent or Guilty?

    Guilty. But there's a lot of internal struggle first. On the same theme as my last one: has forgotten to send an email or a letter and blamed it on the system when reminded.
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    1 - 10 000

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    Slap the person above you!

    I slap Dario because I'm running out of reasons to slap him and it's his fault
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    1 - 10 000

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    Innocent or Guilty?

    I've stayd up writing A LOT Said something completely stupid and then try to act like the person you're talking to misheard
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    Word chain

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    Word chain

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    When's Your Birthday?

    That is incredible! Major kudos to your grandmother. Make sure you have a sturdy walking stick on hand just in case the book gets a little bit over excited though. Be the eater, not the eaten. ;)
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    Word chain

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    When's Your Birthday?

    That sounds amazing. Someone made me a book themed cake once (complete with a bookmark)