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    The Platinum Quill Award This award is presented to the Gryffindor who has earned the most points in a term. With over 3000 points to her name from this term alone, @Iverian Gnash is an exceedingly worthy winner! The Phoenix Award This prize is for the lion who has managed to earn the most rubies during the term. @Iverian Gnash is our winner again with an impressive 350 rubies! Lionheart Award Awarded to whichever of our guests has earned the most rubies throughout the term. We have a tie this time around as reigning champion @Maxim Trevelyan of Ravenclaw is joined by @Prof. Tarma Amelia Black of Hufflepuff -- they both earned a staggering 480 rubies. Well done both! Awards decided by the staff: Studious Simba Awarded to a lion who has distinguished themselves through hard work in their classes and potentially in other areas too. @Lorainia Riverrider has not only proved herself time and again in classes and activities but demonstrated true Gryffindor tenacity while doing so. Curious Kitten This is awarded to a particularly enthusiastic Gryffindor who has been a positive presence in The Den. We’re delighted to present this award to @Emerald Wolvenhowl for her sunny attitude and constant encouragement and appreciation of those around her. Consistent Cub Awarded to a lion who is everywhere doing everything and inspires us all to get involved. We’re very glad to present this one to @Carrie Warts for her willingness to dive into just about anything around HOL with passion and a light heart. Lively Lionet This is awarded to someone whose house pride and loyalty sets them apart. Since joining, @Isa Vestal has proved her nerve by leaving no room in the castle unexplored and has made sure the scarlet and gold is gloriously represented in every activity she attempts. The Friend of the Den Award This is awarded to a non-Gryffindor who has gone out of their way to lend a hand to the lions. We would like to present this award to @Prof. Amy Lupin for her years of unwavering support behind the scenes and in particular her generosity in extending her puzzle and graphic making expertise so that certain Gryff activities could go ahead.
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    It’s time to present our termly awards and celebrate everything that Gryffindors did well during the Autumn Term. It was an amazing term for the house so whether or not you earned a trophy this time round, you should be extremely proud of what you achieved. First up, we have the platinum quill award which is given to the Gryffindor who has earned the most points throughout the term. Our winner this time is @Carrie Wartswith a tremendous haul of 1828 points! Congratulations, Carrie and keep up the excellent work. It was the closest race I’ve ever seen as she beat out last term’s winner, Iverian Gnash, by just 2 points. Next are the Phoenix Award (for Gryffindors) and Lionheart award (for Visitors) given to those people who have the highest ruby count here in The Den. Carrie Warts has done it again as she swoops in to claim the Phoenix award with a glittering 661 rubies. The winner of the Lionheart is unrivalled ruby gatherer extraordinaire @Maxim Trevelyan of Ravenclaw with a staggering 1010. And now onto the awards decided by the house staff: Curious Kitten This award is given to someone who has been an enthusiastic, welcoming and heartening presence around The Den. We would like to present it to @Manya Granger. She has spent every moment of her very first term demonstrating the qualities we love to see in our Gryffindors: friendliness, enthusiasm and (perhaps most importantly) heart. Consistent Cub This award is presented to someone who is everywhere, doing everything. We couldn’t think of a worthier recipient than @Rose Pottermore who has dived into all HOL has to offer headfirst. Her energy, adventurousness and friendliness light up The Den. Studious Simba This award goes to a lion who has distinguished themselves through hard work in class and beyond. We’d like to present it to @Emerald Wolvenhowl for her incredible efforts in her classes and elsewhere in the school this term. This award was particularly hard to decide on because it’s been a standout term for hard working gryffs. For that reason, we would also like to offer heartfelt commendations to @Carrie Warts, @Iverian Gnash, @Lorainia Riverrider, @Taylor O'Donoghue and Doris Creevey for all they achieved last term. Well done everyone and here’s to an equally splendid term this time round. I seem to have left my purse in my office so butterbeers are on Ivey!
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    I am really honored, though I have been irregular, But I would like to thank my mentor Sky, Headboy Maxim, my prefect Ivey for always showing me the right path, Many many congratulations to my fellow Gryffindors and other dear friends Rose, Maxim, Carrie, Lo, Taylor, Ivey and Em :)
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    Well done everyone!! You all make Gryffindor amazing! *passes around butterbeers*
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    2020 is nearly at an end and so is the Autumn term. Most classes will have a final deadline of 15th January but make sure you double check yours so you know for certain when you need to get any last minute assignments sent in by. We're lagging a little behind in that cup race right now so let's start off 2021 right and snag a few extra points if we possibly can. :D If you signed up for Secret Elf, the deadline is drawing near! Remember to get your gift sent off to the organisers at the dedicated activity email before 11:59 PM HOL-time on the 31st of December. Land of the Sweets is also in full swing. Make sure you head over to the main forum to enjoy some of the sweet, festive goodness on offer before January 17th! Go go Gryffindor!
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    Ah, so you all have convinced me to return. Much thanks to everyone who has proved to me how much you all really care. I must admit I wouldn’t mind staying in Honeydukes forever though– it’s practically my home after all. Some of you have heard my story, but for those who have not, I believe it is time to reveal my history. When I was young, I loved Hogsmeade. It was one of my favorite places to spend free time and I wanted to live there when I got older. My mother was Gunhilda de Gorsemoor, some of you may recognize that name as the statue that guards the secret passageway to Honeydukes. My mother died when I was young, but that didn’t stop me from making something of myself. I started a business in 1641 with the money I inherited, before the passageway existed of course. Finally, I lived and worked in Hogsmeade. Between my business and daily life, I fell in love with none other than Prof. Xavier D’Angelo – the late headmaster. He went on to become headmaster and I went on to become a successful businesswoman, but there was still a way we were able to see each other from time to time. Remember that passage behind my mother’s statue? If you haven’t guessed it yet, we would sneak through it to spend some time with each other. I used to bring brightly coloured boxes full of Honeydukes sweets (Chocolate Frog anyone?) to many a student and staff while my business was in full bloom. I loved cheering them up with my confections. I also made use of my cooking knowledge to shower the house elves with delicious new recipes for desserts and sweets which they have incorporated in many of your meals. Yes, you have me to thank for those confectionary delights. I knew even in death I would want to have my memory restored in Hogsmeade, the village I held so dear, and in Honeydukes, the business I created, and so, my portrait resides there which some of you exceptional students were so clever to figure out. Perhaps a list of Honeydukes themed passwords is in order for the week? As a reward for all of your hard work, I have asked your prefect to award everyone shiny rubies for their efforts. Those you will now see on your ruby counts. If you believe yourself not to have the correct amount, go find your prefect, I have passwords to create. Now, for all of those students who so cleverly found me, I have also added a shiny award to your award shelves. Much thanks to everyone! Now I’m heading back to my usual portrait to clean it up and find out how much a mess you all made while I was away.
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    One new outfit for The Fat Lady consists of a red short-sleeved top made of silk with a matching skirt. She's got a new gold choker necklace (many strands woven together so it looks like a rope of gold). She's got some red roses circling her forehead and dark sunglasses with red heart frames. Her lipstick is a matching red, of course, and the finishing touch are dangle ruby-drop earrings. Her hair is dyed a midnight blue and pulled back into a quasi-ponytail -- to go along with her new outfit.
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    Thank you, all. You're the best <3 And Emerald, I celebrated with toffee appel cheesecake if that counts. A friend also brought round raspberry cupcakes which I'll tuck into tomorrow ;)
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    Why doesn't Voldemort have glasses? Nobody nose.
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    I slap Carrie for being so kind and sending us hugs. *Sending some hugs to you in return* Congratulations to you too, Carrie, for getting the Consistent Cub award and congratulations to ISA too for the Lively Lionet award * hugs to you too*
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    Thanks so much Lorainia and Carrie! It means so much to me!
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    Happy birthday lovey!! Have an amazing day filled with joy and lots of food <3 Virtual hugs coming your way :D
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    Awe, thanks so much guys! I’ve had a great first month here in HOL and all of you have made it such a comfortable and welcoming place to be <3
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    Happy, happy birthday, Isa! I'll just go fetch the signature Gryffindor red velvet cake...
  18. 2 points
    I slap Carrie for daydreaming. Are there no sign-posts in you imagination?
  19. 2 points
    And let them scream as loud as they can Then I'll be your fan
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    I slap Emerald for bowing to Ivey so much her head will get too big for her crown
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    This is a place for any kind of discussions, literally (as long as they are HOL appropriate)! You can start a new topic if you want to discuss something... Perhaps a book you just read, a film you've recently seen, something Harry Potter related, or just something rather silly. Whatever it is, this is the place to talk about it.
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    I slap Isa because her post count matches her reputation score (both 8) and it makes me happy.
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    I slap Emerald for studying all the time. Why is she in the library!
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    I slap Carrie because she's literally everywhere doing everything :D
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    (Bet that got your attention... ;)) We’re so close to the end of term now! Gryffindor is holding steady in third place and I can’t tell you how utterly amazing that is. For years we’ve come in last but this year, with all your hard work and lion’s pride, we have the power to change that in a big way. But we can’t rest on our laurels. It’s up to all of us to ensure that Gryffindor finishes as strongly as possible. So come on, Gryffies! Let’s keep turning in that homework, getting those last minute department submissions in on time and writing for the house newspapers. Remember, you have until the 14th for the departments, the 15th for SerpenTimes and the 21st for our own Paw Print. Make sure you check out the ‘Point Earning Opportunities’ thread for more details. We’re doing brilliantly but we have to keep that up until the very last second. Everyone and everything can make a difference so even if your contribution feels small, it matters. Let’s go, Gryffindor, let’s go!
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    I spotted the boggart in our potions class. It turned into a horrific clown and tried to dump the whole content of potion on me. I finally casted the spell successfully and it turned into a frog with clown makeup on making me laugh so hard and topple my potion cauldron on to the floor.
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    Hey Lions! My name is Celeste Farhorn. I am a first year here on HOL and am about two assignments and three finals away from completing my first year on the site. I must say, it's been an absolute blast! I'm 22 years of age, have a fondness for all things writing and literature, though appearance wise you would never guess that because I tend to dress like a skater chick. I'm from the UK. I'm basically that hair dying, skin piercing, tattoo adoring girl that loves books and technology way too much (whenever I'm not on here I'm usually gaming :D)
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    Department of Mysteries, for sure! Forests just aren’t my thing and I’d be pretty scared of running into some poisonous or dangerous thing in there. Would you rather: eat a pound of liver-flavored Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans or a pound of bogey-flavored Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans?
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    6242 (Based on the posting speed of the past 24 hours, we'll be at 11,687 by September first! Great job guys!)
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    I slap Carrie for doing so well with her homework
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    I slap Emerald on the back for having such an inspiring quote under her signature, way to go <3!
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    I slap Emerald because I'm really proud of her siggy XD
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    6153 (Isa, I am very impressed and slightly intimidated by the skills and dedication. But you heard her, folks, let's get on it!)
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    Arnold the pygmy puff is an adorable pygmy puff
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    I slap Lora for having excellent taste in shiny things.
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    Approved Aidan Verto - First Year
  37. 1 point
    I slap Emerald because I also like purple
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    Hi everyone! My name is Louis, and I'm 26 this year :) I love Harry Potter. My house is Slytherin and today's my 3rd day in HOL :)
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    Hello, My name is Sakura Rose and I am a first year Hufflepuff. In real life I am 30. I love to read and dabble in some drawing and writing fanfiction.
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    Hello!! I'm a first year Slytherin. And I hope we'll become great lassmates/friends.
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    Hello all, I hope you're doing well and keeping safe. A little first year here come to say hello and start getting used to life in HOL!
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    Hi everyone, I'm Sparky! I'm a First year Ravenclaw. Harry Potter has been a huge part of my life. I also love things like video games, reading, and movies and a bunch of other stuff. I hope I'm welcome.
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    Wonderful to have you here, Carrie! Welcome
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    I spotted the Boggart in my dorm room. He turned into my alarm clock and I imagined him being a soft pillow and blanket so I could go back to bed :P
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    Rule 4 : Try to be more polite to people. Then you will have never lost what you have lost.
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    i mean billie eilish is the only answer :)))
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    my favourite is walking dead and game of thrones and my all time favourite is two and a half men
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    One of my all time favourites is Netflix's The Crown. It follows the life of the Queen and the royal family since her marriage to Prince Phillip. I particularly enjoy the fidelity to true events in the plot. Of course, it being a TV drama series, there are things that had to be altered, but I feel that was done in moderation compared to other "based on true events" series. It's rumoured to be the most expensive TV series ever produced, as the team is really detail-oriented. I'm impatiently awaiting the third season which is scheduled to air later this year. They've had to create a larger gap between the second and third seasons since they replace the cast every two seasons. They have announced a total of six seasons where the final would lead up to the present day.
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    I love Gilmore Girls, Brooklyn 99 and The Musketeers as well. The Big Bang Theory is my go-to show if I want to have something on in the background. One of our Gryffs (Ilona) suggested I watch Star Trek so I'm making my way through all the various series in chronological order and having a lot of fun. I also enjoy Doctor Who (particularly the David Tennant era) so I think it's safe to say I like shows that are funny and or adventurous.
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    Of currently running shows, I definitely like Stranger Things as well, The Handmaids Tale, but my faves are Star Trek Discovery, Outlander and Game of Thrones. I'm a sucker for scifi/fantasy. I also watch The Walking Dead, but I'm thinking about stopping, cause it just depresses me when they keep killing characters I get attached to... <_< Other series I've loved are Downton Abbey, The Pacific, Star Trek Next Generation, Avatar The Last Airbender, Friends, Sherlock, The Office.
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