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Prof. Dario Brighton

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  1. Innocent. I like learning about languages (especially the ones I already speak). However, being trilingual and having studied Latin for four years on top of that really destroyed my enthusiasm towards leaning new languages. Sleeps with at least one window open to some extent at all times.
  2. Very, very guilty. I'm famous for absurd sayings and vivid analogies. Prefers cursive to print writing.
  3. I slap Emerald for having a purple instead of an emerald hat in the avatar picture.
  4. With the start of a new school year around the corner, we're working hard to get everything ready and keep things organised. Since our Prefect in Charge decided to disobey me by graduating, I had no other choice but to punish her by talking the Head Office into agreeing to make her our newest Head of House. Congratulations @Prof. Sky Alton, I'm very much looking forward to working with you in this new capacity. With the Prefect in Charge spot becoming vacant, we decided to offer it to @Iverian Gnash in hopes to teach her a valuable lesson about stealing other Prefects' badges and claiming them for herself. I'm happy to announce that she's accepted the spot and will hopefully no longer be stealing other Prefects' badges since she has her own special shiny new one. Now, what's a Prefect in Charge without any Prefects to be in charge of? Of course we had that in mind and we're thrilled to have the amazing @Lorainia Riverrider agree to become a Gryffindor Prefect. Good luck (and keep your badge in a safe place)! We're always looking into ways to maintain a strong panel of staff and we thought a new addition would be the perfect opportunity to keep up. After a successful application process, we've decided to offer the post of Junior Prefect to @Adaleine Shuster. Well done! You all deserve your promotions and should be proud of yourselves. I wish you all the best in hope that the time you spend in your positions is filled with pleasant experiences, strong teamwork and making Gryffindor the place it's meant to be. As always, butterbeer is on me. Cheers!
  5. O, perhaps? (Could we also please keep a running list of used letters so it's less confusing to look up what's already been used?)
  6. I slap Ada for over-polishing her JP badge!
  7. 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.
  8. Approved Flynn Spencer - First Year
  9. Beans for the previous term have been redeemed! Well done everyone!
  10. Approved Persphone Woodson - Visitor Stephen Rutherford - First Year Montague Dimsy - First Year Anna Westbrook - Visitor Max Woodman - First Year Rejected Zoe Mitchell - Same as before, you will need to use the email you use with HOL in order to be approved. Rocky Rinato - Please use your HOL address when signing up. If you lost access to that email, please change it on the main site before continuing. Lo Bur - Please use your HOL address when signing up. This is the only way I can verify your link to the account. Lucia Dinapoli - Please use your HOL address when signing up or make sure to change your HOL email so they match. Notes Zoe M1tchell - Your name was changed to @Zoe Mitchell, you were approved as a First Year.
  11. Approved Kyra Granger - First year Ashley Hayes - First Year Evi Caledon - Visitor Raevia Ward - First Year Kyle Jackson - Visitor Amy Hale - First Year Emerald Wolvenhowl - First Year Ciara Mermain - Visitor Victoria Hannah - First Year Rejected Zoe Mitchell - Please make sure you use the email you used for the main HOL site as this is the only way I am able to verify your link to the account.
  12. Hello new (or returning) Gryffindors and HOLers! I would like to welcome you to our House on the behalf of the entire Gryffindor staff. The purpose of this post is to try to answer questions you may have about our House and explain how the House operates. If this post is unable to provide a satisfactory answer to your question, you can click here to be taken to the Question and Answer section of this forum where our friendly staff will help you. Let's begin then! :D WHAT IS GRYFFINDOR Gryffindor is a part of HOL Virtual Hogwarts and it is subject to all its rules and regulations. You must own an HOL account to be able to sign up for Gryffindor. Aside from this forum, Gryffindor is in charge of the IRC channels #gryffindor and #gqt on the irc.blitzed.org server. All rules apply there too. The channels are moderated by the Gryffindor staff (called OPs - people with an @ symbol before their name). For more information about IRC or any other section of HOL, please make sure to refer to the appropriate HOL Handbook section here. HOL and Gryffindor are in no way directly associated with Warner Bros or J. K. Rowling. REGISTERING FOR THE FORUM In order to become a member of this community, you will have to sign up using this form. You will be prompted for a username, email and password. You will also be required to complete our security checks for the purpose of spam prevention. You are required to use your HOL name as your username. The spacing and capitalisation must match as well. If it were my student self who was signing up the following usernames would be wrong and rejected: dario, Dario1110, DarioBrighton, dario.brighton, etc. The only acceptable option would be Dario Brighton. The email you provide must also match your HOL records. Make sure you pick a complex enough and secure password. If you forget your password at any time there is a 'forgot password' link located on the sign in page. Our administrators go through every application individually and then grant or refuse access to the board based on whether your username and email match your HOL records. Once your application is reviewed, its status will be posted here along with any notes about why if it had to be rejected. TOUR OF THE DEN We try to keep things as exciting as possible by offering a variety of things to do. Our staff will often organise a month-long activity for you to sink your teeth into. That doesn't just mean lions either: we like to invite all HOLers to join in on the fun! If there is an upcoming or ongoing activity, it will be located under the Current Activities category on the main page of the forum. When there are no month-long activities, you should explore our recurring activities such as Gone Questing or the mini games in Peeves' Place. If you fancy a discussion with the lions or want to introduce yourself, the Fat Lady's Portrait is the perfect place for you! Any personal wishes or notices can be posted in the area labelled as Sir Nick's Notices. For those of you who are more oriented towards your magical studies here at Hogwarts (or those of you who need advice on how to earn points and battle for the House Cup), Madam Pince's Board is the right place for you. If you like to get creative, our bi-monthly newspaper, The Paw Print, is accepting submissions and the headquarters can be found in The Quivering Quill forum. Our Quidditch team lockerrooms are located in the Cubs with Clubs forum, why not show your support or even try your hand at Quidditch while you're there? (Lions only for that very last one, I'm afraid!) Finally, our staff will use the Announcements forum to relay any news or changes, so it is always good to keep an eye on that. PERSONAL INFORMATION You must comply with HOL's stance on privacy (found in the Code of Conduct and expanded upon in The Privacy Policy). Both HOL and Gryffindor discourage giving out private information, be it in your profile or an official channel on IRC. This is especially important if you are a minor. Personal information includes your real name, exact location, your workplace, name of your school, name of your city/town, phone number, address and so on. You MUST NOT divulge any personal information about another person either, whether or not they're a member of HOL. If there is anyone who is asking you to divulge personal information, immediately contact a prefect or a professor. There is a section on your profile called Location. If you must enter something, please put only your country, province or state, but no towns! AVATARS AND SIGNATURES Your avatar must not be larger than 100 by 100 pixels and it must not be smaller than 50 by 50 pixels. Please remember to keep them HOL appropriate! Your signature may contain only one image which should not be larger than 250 pixels in width and 100 pixels in height. You are allowed to use animated images. Your signature should not contain more than 4 lines of text. Any links that are not HOL related are strictly forbidden. Also, please do not go overboard with the text. Anything that can be considered spam or inappropriate will be removed immediately and further sanctions will be in effect. INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT We define spam to be any post or content that does not contribute to the topic or is irrelevant. That includes posting big pictures, one word responses or excessive use of repeated letters and symbols. Another form of spam is replying to many threads at once or posting to those that have not been updated in a long period of time. Seeing as HOL and Gryffindor are open to all ages, genders, nations, identities, orientations and beliefs, it is one of our most strict policies to enforce a safe environment for all our members. Any sort of discrimination is punishable. Explicit or sexual materials and language are not permitted. WARNINGS AND SANCTIONS Moderators of the forums, which include professors and prefects, interact with students and must enforce rules. When rules are broken, consequences must take place. If infractions occur, the following measures will be taken. First offence - warning via PM. Second offence - final warning and points deduction. Third offence - being banned or expelled. For more severe infractions, a first offence may be treated as the second offence.
  13. Rubies are Gryffindor’s internal points: you’ll earn them for taking part in activities and generally being active around the den. For each Ruby you add to your personal hourglass, you’ll earn yourself a bean over on the main HOL site. In addition, you’ll also have the chance to vie for our very shiny termly awards for highest ruby count. Both Gryffindors and visitors can earn Rubies through activities. Gryffindors will also have the chance to earn them through actions that support the House, such as Quidditch practice and the like. Only Gryffindor staff have the power to award Rubies. The number of Rubies you’ve earned during the current term will be displayed beneath your name on the Common Room and also on your profile. In addition, you’ll also be able to check the Ruby standings on the main page where the top earners are displayed. The Ruby count will reset every term: any Rubies you earn over the summer will be added to your total for the next term. At the end of each term (autumn and spring), the prestigious awards I mentioned earlier will be awarded: the Phoenix Award for the Gryffindor with the highest number of rubies and The Lionheart Award for our top earning visitor. To be in with a chance of scooping one, you’ll need to have your ear to the ground for Gryffindor goings-on and be as active as possible around the Common Room. Good luck!
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