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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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    The day can't come fast enough.
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    Amazing work, Gryffies. Whether you're planning to stick around for July and August (there's plenty of fun scheduled!) or if we'll see you back on 1st September, I hope everyone has an incredible summer.
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    Well you could knock me over with a kipper! It's the end of another term already! Seriously? It feels like the time has absolutely whooshed by, faster than a Firebolt! Maybe the term has gone fast because, thanks to all of you, it has been another magical school year. I'm not leaving here completely for the holidays so I will be apparating in and out of Hol, but whatever your plans are have a fantastic time and be safe, be well, and be happy. Soft and fluffy Pygmy Puff hugs. Emerald <3
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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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    Many congratulations to all of those who received awards :) and thank you so much for giving me the Simba award :)
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    Well done everyone!! You all make Gryffindor amazing! *passes around butterbeers*
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    Who's excited for the new term? Got any exciting plans? Know what classes you'd like to take?
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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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    Our castle is back!!! Thank you Dario and everyone who worked so hard to get everything back to order!!! <3
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    Joke Of The Day Prof. McGonagall: Mr. Pettigrew, where is Mr. Black? Peter: Sirius is doing stuff. Prof. McGonagall: And where is Mr. Potter? Peter: James is stopping Sirius from doing stuff. Prof. McGonagall: What about Mr. Lupin? Peter: Remus is stopping James from stopping Sirius from doing stuff. Prof. McGonagall: Then why are you here, Mr. Pettigrew? Peter: I am supposed to stop you from stopping Remus from stopping James from stopping Sirius from doing stuff.
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    Was funny so decided to share with you all... *A conversation between Sirius Black and Prof. McGonagall, in her office* Prof. McGonagall: I asked you if you were involved in that prank. Were you lying to me? Sirius: That depends on how you define lying. Prof. McGonagall: I define it as not telling the truth. How do you define it? Sirius: As to be in a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface. Prof. McGonagall: Sirius: Prof. McGonagall: Get out of my office. Sirius: With pleasure.
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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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    Listen very closely. Do you hear that? That's the sound of Gryfftoberfest on its way. Get ready!
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    Happy start of term everyone!!! <3 There's so much going on, sign up for classes, take part in Magical Theatricals, and have a look around our new Gryff-only forum! Remember that house cup standings change quickly, so let's collect those points! Go Gryffindor!!! <3
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    going shopping in diagon alley tomorrow can't wait to see you again
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    So excited!!
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    Tom Riddle- Knock Knock Harry Potter- Who's there Tom Riddle- You Know Harry Potter- You know who? Tom Riddle- *Smirks and laughs* Harry Potter- EXPELLIARMUS
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    Just one more week, folks!! :D (the gif is from the show The Office and it shows two guys lifting their hands in the air with a woop woop! phrase in the middle)
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    Congratulations to the Wanderers for being in the lead at the end of bookbout, and well done Voyagers for being so close to 1000 points. As to the staff, a big thank you to all of you for putting on so many activities over the summer. Staying at hol has been a blast! :). <3
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    Thank you so much @Sindor Aloyarc for generoulsy sending me 51 beans via the beanstalk and for such kind words too. It is such a lovely suprise and it has brought a tear to my lion's eye. Thanks to you, and everyone for accepting me into the lovely Hol family, you are all a joy to spend time with. :)
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    I slap Carrie because I got her into a game she really enjoys.
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    What's Voldemort's favourite game? Got your nose! I SIRIUSly need to stop with the jokes
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    I slap Carrie because days ago she mentioned having muffins and since then I have been craving them.
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    awe I slap Rose cuz she's just too nice and I wish you the best on this first year you're about to start next month!
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    I slap Carrie cause I like her and she's awesome :)
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    I slap Rose to welcome her and because she has such a beautiful name *.*
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    I slap Rose to welcome her to The Den!
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    Yup, that's right. The year-long class will take up a slot in both your autumn and spring term 5. It's worth 300 points and 1 quill per term (600 points, 2 quills overall for the year) so the only consideration is really whether you want to commit to one subject for the year or whether you'd be happier taking 2 different one term classes.
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    I slap Carrie for being one of my best friends in second year :-)
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    I slap Carrie for choosing a baby owl that can carry her mail later on.
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    Thank you,Sky, for giving such good and helpful advice about classes on Madam Princes board.
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    I slap Savannah for being such fun.
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    Guilty, all the way! I've got my eye on somewhere in South America ;-) Likes to try new foods
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    I slap Carrie (regretfully) because we just made a great new friend!
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    I slap Savannah for saying such lovely kind words <3
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    I slap Emerald for being excited to hang out with us (we're excited to have you!!!!!!!)
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    I slap Carrie for welcoming me to visit Flourish and Blotts with her and Savannah :) oooooooh, that will be fab, woohoo :)
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    I slap Carrie for having a pile of favourite books. Sounds like heaven :)
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    Hi Gryffs! I would like to invite you all to see the Quidditch Summer Activities in the HOL Forum and be sure not to miss the Broom Games (Sunday 16th, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 30th at 9 pm HOL time)
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    Nope, no m either! (p.s. I love your new siggy, Carrie!) _ a _ _ _ _ _ (6 letters left to guess) Lives: 4
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    I slap Carrie for helping me pick out fantastic new robes.
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    I slap Carrie for dragging me places I don't want to go (a.k.a. Madam Malkin's)
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    Lions, be sure to check out the request for your feedback in the Announcements forum. We want to know what you'd like to see around here this coming school year!
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    Belated birthday wishes, Lora. Hope you had a great day.
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    Happy, happy birthday, Lora! I hope you have a gryfftastic day fullof sunshine.
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    Happy Birthday Lora!!!!! Hope you have an amazing day!! :D
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