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  2. Reading Challenge 2018

    800 words of heaven I'm curious about your numbering system? Seems like there might be a story there? Also an update! Read: Times Two by Kristen Henderson Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan Mcguire The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli The White Queen by Philippa Gregory Currently reading: The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake The List by Siobhan Vivian
  3. Today
  4. Next Gen Teachers

    ^ I am loving ALL of these!!! I love the idea of Padma and Hestia Jones teaching DADA. Personally though, I kind of like the idea of having just one or two canon characters that we know, and the rest being entirely new. If JK wrote a new series based on Albus' experiences in Hogwarts, I'd look forward to meeting new teachers and seeing what they were like. Whilst I'd be here for the nostalgia of having the old teachers there too...it'd wear off eventually. One head canon I always see on tumblr that I LOVE...is Harry teaching. Why JK made Harry want to be an auror I'll never know. Harry's always wanted to be 'just harry' and wanted a job that isn't dangerous. He'd have a name and reputation as an auror, which again, makes no sense to me. Harry would make a BRILLIANT defence teacher. He proved himself in Dumbledore's Army, and I think he'd be great with any kind of student. He'd show them the care and compassion that perhaps the Dursley's (aka his family) didn't...but that his TEACHERS did. I think the only teachers that have ever let him down, are his defence ones (minus remus). He'd take the position to do a better job than the others ever did. At first people would be very much like "omg that's harry potter, tell us about how you killed you know who" I think he'd tell that story once to the first years (not graphic because they're 11/12) and then that'd be it. No more questions, we're gonna learn defence. Eventually ten years later, he'd be remembered as Professor Potter, the teacher who helped me go from a T to an E in just one school year, or Professor Potter - who literally only uses one spell in duelling club (seriously has no one told him that there are others out there??? He should know HE TEACHES DEFENCE FGS) rather than being remembered for his war effort. Also it would be so hilarious to see Harry like, well you know who's gone....so really this will be pretty calm, nothing too dramatic will happen. Then of course it's Hogwarts, and there's students like Harry running around and he's just like [looks off into the distance] Why am i like this? ......the tumblr post sells it better than I do, but you get the picture. I know people will give me 10001 reasons why Harry shouldn't teach, but I really think he should. I don't see him as Headmaster, maybe Head of Gryffindor one day. I just don't see him as the ambitious sort, and being an auror would take great ambition.
  5. Ask a Validator

    You're totally free to summarize the first chapter at the start of your chapter.
  6. Yesterday
  7. The New Beginnings Challenge - Deadline: 10th May '18

    Sneaking in as a very late maybe... I have a plunny which would fit with this (hoping it cooperates!)
  8. It's a little late to be asking this, but...does the prompt have to be a major factor in the story, especially since it's a quote? Mine is "So why did I have to punch that guy?" and I have a reincarnation fic, so I don't see a way for this one sentence to carry through the whole fic. (Which is looking like it's going to be monstrous so, um. Brace yourself. ) I just wanted to make sure!
  9. Hogwarts Mystery

    My brother was apparently mixed up in some nasty business with vaults, hopefully your brother was more fortunate? I'm still obviously right at the beginning of the game, and I'm sure it'll feel more horrifically grind-y later on, but for the earlier levels it doesn't seem too bad? Yet. I'd be interested to see if folks who play as wizards (you gotta pick a binary gender ) get the Muggleborn as a bff instead of Rowan.
  10. Choices: Stories You Play

    Okay, I feel like I can't be the only person who plays Choices here. Please tell me I'm not the only one with this little guilty pleasure of a game? (Not a total guilty pleasure but it is some.) I am an absolute sucker for the the story archs found in the game! Anyone else? What is your favorite story arch if you play? My absolute favorite story line has been "Endless Summer" Oh my the ending! (No spoiler here) But if you played I have to ask who did you pick for romantic interest? I was first going with Sean but then Jake won my heart. I'm doing a slow re-play and going with Quinn though there is something about Estela. Anyway for those who don't know about Choices, it is a choose your own adventure type of game. There are a wide variety of stories to play through, you make a character (slightly limited design) and then you make choices of what to say or do in various interactions. Pretty much all of the stories are infused with a romance but not all of them are solely focused on just that. You can play fantasy in "Crown and Flame" and there is some royal intrigue and fighting and plotting. Then there is "Most Wanted" in which you play detectives trying to solve a murder and is probably the least romance infused. My favorite "Endless Summer" has romance but also has a huge mystery involved and I am a massive sucker for mystery. (You land on resort Island and all of the patrons are just gone with no signs of how or why.) There are even a few 'horror' stories too which I'm not a 'horror' fan but were good! Now I will admit that some of the stories are predictable and sometimes a non-premium choice has little to no impact on the over all story (sometimes premium choices just give you more story) but it is fun getting lost in the tale that is being woven. Pretty much every story is packed full of diversity both in ethnicity and in sexuality, and I love it. ("It Live in the Woods" has a trans character which was super exciting to me.) Also the humor is great, not only have I teared up at points but I have outright laughed at other things. Also occasionally there are Harry Potter References. One character get nicknamed Malfoy. Then an actual line of dialogue: "Slap my ass and call me Snape, because I just worked some magic!" Yeah, so please someone tell my I am not alone in this game, or come join me so I can gush with another about the characters and stories found in the game!
  11. Review Tag

    Reviewed Eternal Sleep!
  12. Last week
  13. Staff Review Thread

    Link to Chapter(s): Life Reflected in Death (M) Word Count: 3044 words Summary: When faced with death Regulus cannot help but reflect on his life and the things that brought him to this point. Advisories: Sexual Content, Violence Genre: Angst, Dark/Horror Main Characters: Kreacher, Regulus Black, Sirius Black, Voldemort/Tom Marvolo Riddle Areas of Concern: Flow and feel of the story. Would love to know how this reads. Preferred Staffer (if applicable): Any staffer
  14. The Productivity Thread

    put together in-service presentation continue with job search make HA dr appt (open Tuesday all day and Thursday mornings; CANNOT FORGET) outline boards study schedule finish anatomy review flashcards switch summer and winter clothes from closet well last week was mildly accomplishing? more for this week maybe?
  15. Site Suggestions and Feedback

    I'm a big fan of collabs and like this idea. We won't be able to fit it in this year, but we are going to have to start scheduling and tossing ideas for next year's in the not-too-distant future. We actually considered a yearlong collaboration for this year's HC (I suggested it and was obviously for it ) but ultimately decided not to in favor of other events. We tend to have an over-abundance of ideas and cut out a lot of potential things from this year's schedule because we didn't think we had the resources to make them all happen, much less members having enough time and energy to do them all (more breaks was one of the things we took away from last year's end-of-year survey). I say that to make clear I am not guaranteeing we will do a collaboration, as I am not the only one with an opinion, and other ideas may prove more popular. But like I said, I personally am a fan. People do tend to like collaborative writing tasks, so I think it's something that can be done in some form or fashion.
  16. Switching from Fanfiction to Original Fiction

    My particular struggle with writing OF (and I have tended to swing between OF and FF very frequently because of this) is that I seem to lose my ability to write with both style and snappy characterisation. Everything becomes 2D, representing what I want to fit in to the story, rather than the characterisation and style I've developed within FF. And the minute I pretend to myself my main characters are just next-gen OCs, suddenly they become 3D again and I have ideas springing to mind rather than being worked for. Maybe it's a confidence thing - having spent so long exploring the world of HPFF in particular, and The 100 and Percy Jackson after that, we all know the ins and outs of the worlds pretty well, and what's been overdone etc.
  17. Fic Feud Partners & Sabotages

    Ok, everyone, staff will begin judging your entries. Thanks for participating!
  18. Areas of Expertise

    beyond the rain: 60s Britain, Judy Garland, Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Jack The Ripper, Britishisms, Northern-isms (UK)facingthenorthwind: Judaism, Wizard Religion, Australia, World War I Felpata_Lupin: Maths, dancing, Opera (not really an expert but I've seen a few), Italy (food, traditions, places to go, a bit of history... did I say food?) forever_dreaming: Computer science/tech (including tech industry culture), rocks/minerals/geology in general, US history, Northeast US culture (especially in the Boston/NYC area), US West Coast culture (Bay Area, etc) just.a.willow.tree: Classical Music, Classical Composers, Chinese Traditions and Culture, Genocides Levana: ADHD, Anxiety, Dyslexia, Copyright and Media Laws, Radio and Television Broadcasting, History of Radio and TV, Editing (audio and visual), Margaret: Ireland, Irish History, Irish Politics, Teaching, Brehon LawMuggleMaybe: Depression, US culture (esp. midwest), teaching, linguistics, US school systems, Judaism, questioning/coming out, musical theater scooterbug8515: Firbomyalgia, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Education, CoffeeTidalDragon: Accents (US), Copyright, Epilepsy, Law (US), Legal Documents and Systems, Southern Slang (US), Trademark
  19. Which Skins Do You Use?

    I've always had Night Sky enabled on the archives, and it looks weird to me to change it to anything else. As for the forums, at first I thought I liked Burning Bright a little better, but after one full day of Dark Ember, I'm hooked. My favorite things about the new skins: The ticker tape! How lovely our icon stands out at the top! Clicking on the icon to get back to the hope page! The flash of orange as you hover over each subforum! And my absolute favorite part is how amazingly colorful the usernames look at the bottom of the page against the dark background!!
  20. I love that, @StarFeather! Ron has given his stamp of approval. For anyone who is curious, the orange is because of the colors of the logo. It's on a yellow-to-red gradient, so orange is in between. I knew orange can be a polarizing choice. That's why a cool-colors (green-blue) option will be coming as well.
  21. What Harry Potter character would you re-sort?

    Oh noooo, someone on twitter posted that Percy was sorted into Gryffindor for hand-me-down reasons because we know you get a choice, and he was worried about the expense of his parents buying him new clothes. Excuse me while I cry.
  22. Rare Pairs

    Really? I don't remember that but thanks anyway! My rare pair in-planning is Draco/Padma, just because I get to call them Drama and go puntastic on a title
  23. Snamione (Severus/Hermione)

    Aww thank you!! I'm super excited to see you here!! And yes, he does need someone who won't deal with his crap. Plus, it makes for some very fun reading, when there's loads of snark in a Severus romance fic.
  24. Last Letter Game

    Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum
  25. The Reason Why Cho Chose the Muggle Guy.

    And he's great at wand work.
  26. Sci-Fi Geeks Extraordinaire Club!

    You know, Sci-Fic might start from the protagonist's stargazing. Tell me the best place for stargazing you know. I know the place in Cape Breton, Canada, Nagatoro, Chichibu or sudden appearance of the Milky Way galaxy in your bedroom or in your dad's study... Any other suggestions? The place in your AU stories or in your OF, any places, okay.
  27. Wa...Auror Tonks is one of my favorites! Please write about her.
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