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      January Bulletin   12/31/2017

      January's bulletin is up! It includes information about recent staff/prefect bumps, the upcoming FROGS, some special awards, and more! You can check it out +here.

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    I'm revelling in all the BLUE at the bottom of the page. *snuggles all the *
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    Hi friends. I haven't logged on in a while... but new years always have me feeling nostalgic. So I'm back. And I am finally starting to transfer stories over to the HPFT Archive. If you haven't yet read The Possibility of After (M), take a look.
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    (Maybe if I post here, the world will magically shift time so that I can actually sit down and read.) I'm going to be trying to complete this+ reading challenge here. We'll see how it goes. To Read: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov Catch-22 by Joseph Heller The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery Emma by Jane Austen The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro That's, uh, probably enough for now.
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    I was sad I didn't manage to get my entry finished, but all of the entries were of such a high standard and the winners are very well deserved and brilliant stories! Congratulations everyone Being gifted the Gryffie notebook is so unexpected, thank you!
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    Randomly dropping in to say hello! I hope 2018 is treating you wonderfully so far. Have a great January!
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    Just dropping by to say hello and that you're a wonderful person.
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    Congrats to all! I had such a great time reading all the entries. It was tough to score them - there was some real quality writing!
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    Congratulations to all of you! Kevin is right - it was hard to evaluate them because they were all amazing and well-written and such original ideas too! It was a pleasure to read them all! So thank you!
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    Seconding this so hard right now, OMG!! I actually came in here to nominate this story, but it seems that Liz has already beaten me to it, lol!! I wanted to nominate it because this piece is so powerful, and the emotion in it is so raw and just so beautifully well written. This is such a great original piece and, like Liz said, everyone NEEDS to read it; if you haven't done so already!!
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    I have an idea for OF that’s going to be hopefully clever and creative and funny and I’m super excited to write it
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    Is there anyone that can help me with this paragraph I am working on? I just need advice because it doesn't flow right and sounds awkward no matter how many times I edit it and I feel like i'm going insane!!!
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    Archive Name: @MalfoysAngel Pairing: Vincent Crabbe/Hermione Granger Story title: "Our Love Story" Link to story: +Mature Reason for nomination: To be honest, if I had been given a pairing like this for a challenge, I probably would have given up and asked for a new one, lol! But Tasha just took it and ran with it, and she wrote this really beautiful story that actually is quite believable. Her characterization of Hermione is done very well throughout this piece, and I especially enjoyed reading her take on Vincent after the War. This is honestly a pairing that I NEVER would have even imagined putting together, but Tasha has written it in such a way that just... works!! Their meeting at the beginning is so cute, and everything that happens in between has you actually rooting for the couple by the end of it. This is just such a cute little love-story between these two totally unexpected characters, and it's one of my favorite rare pairings now.
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    Character Name: Dahlia Darzi Story/Stories/Series Title: When Dahlias Bloom (Dormitory 2.6A spinoff) Link to Story/Stories/Series: Links+ (M) Author: Dirigibleplums Reason for Nomination: Dahlia Darzi is, to say the least, a handful. From her introduction in Dormitory 2.6A, she has been beyond my favorite character. She's loud, unapologetic, ridiculously blunt and delightfully sarcastic. How she can work at a social place like a coffee shop and not get fired is magic in and of itself. Amazingly, even with an arsenal of curse words on her tongue, she is very respectful when she is at home, almost like slipping on a Family Mask where she is filtered and more reserved. (She's almost adorable.) She is true to herself, loyal to her family and friends and just super fun to read.
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    Archive name: Rumpelstiltskin Story title: I Am Link to story: Link+ (M) Reason for Nomination: I Am is a raw look into the mind of someone with serious image issues and eating disorders and whether we like it or not, it's filled with thoughts that I think everyone can relate to. It is a hard and inspiring road. So well written and so very, very powerful in its message.
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    Ahh you guys, this is amazing - I honestly didn't expect anything, the other entries were incredible! Thank you so much! And congratulations to everyone else - all of the stories entered were unbelievably good. I don't know how the staff actually chose
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    If you (or anyone else - IIRC, @poppunkpadfoot was working on one, too?) finish it and want it included in the prefects' challenge series on the archive, let me know - I'll be happy to add it in, since it was written for the challenge! <3
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    OMGosh, this is so unexpected!! THANK YOU GUYS!!! I love you all too, and I truly do love being on the Staff Team, and getting to serve this community alongside such wonderful people!! Congrats to ALL the Challenge winners!! You guys certainly did not make it easy to judge this contest. Every entry was soo good!!! Everyone did such an amazing job, and I really enjoyed reading them. Well done, everyone!!!
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    These stories were seriously awesome! It was a tough task to evaluate them! I also was definitely not expecting any sort of anything so...Y'all have made me smile.
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    Congratulations, everyone! I loved reading these--you all did an amazingly wonderful job! Also, congratulations on the extra prizes, very well-deserved!
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    Congratulations everyone, so well deserved! ❤️
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    Character Name: Bram Greenfeld Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity: gay Series Title: Blue vs. Link to Story/Stories/Series: Here (M) Author: banshee Reason for Nomination: I couldn't sleep so I was looking for something light and fluffy and well written and Julie's AP is always a solid choice for that. She brought all of us over to the Simon vs. universe and this series is a bunch of cute stories from the book but in Blue's POV. She stays in the writing style of the author so it feels like it's snagged straight out of the book. She has Blue being a complete awkward cutie. It's just so nice and sweet and fluffy for the most part and the characterization throughout it is 10/10. You see him mulling over his feelings for Jacques, a heck of a lot of what ifs, and some cute boys trying to figure out who they are in the world. My favorite one in the series was Possibility so if you only check out one that's the one I recommend, but the whole series is perf.
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    Character Name: Sirius Black Mental Illness/Disability: Mental Illness Story/Stories/Series Title: The Department (M) Link to Story/Stories/Series: The Department (M) Author: poppunkpadfoot Reason for Nomination: Reading Kayla's story, I imagined the dark hallway, staircase of Grimmauld Place and his mother's shriek. I felt pity for Sirius who had found that his brother Regulus ended in his mysterious death. (spoiler alert!!! →) Even he saw his brother's ghost there.
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    Character Name: Regulus Black Mental Illness/Disability: Depression Story: keyframe Link to Story: Click Author: forever_dreaming / @forever_dreaming Reason for nomination: so this is really wonderfully written piece. I thought Shreya did a beautiful job at portraying Regulus' thoughts in one of his darkest hours. I thought it was very sensitively handled and I loved how his depression was compared to music and how that was a running theme through out the piece. I thought the dynamic between Regulus and Pandora was good and it ended on a hopeful but realistic note.
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    Archive Name: Felpata_Lupin / @Felpata_Lupin Link to Author's Page: Click Reason for Nomination: Chiara leaves such wonderful thoughtful reviews for everyone which I always love receiving. I think she's also really great because she makes effort to leave reviews at all times of year (not just events etc.) , she's really active in offering review swaps and she keeps up to date with her busy reviewing thread too.
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    “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” ― Dr. Seuss Worldsmyths is a non-role playing community of fantasy writers and readers who enjoy looking through the wrong end of a telescope, filled with writers of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We discuss everything from writer's block to cliches, to magic systems and technology as well as other things such as helpful resources and more. Our library is members only and serves as a great way to read the writing that's been posted and give chapter-by-chapter reviews. We also have writing challenges every two weeks and a trove of writing prompts. Turn your telescope on to Worldsmyths and join us today! Features: *Writing discussion and resources *Writing prompts and challenges *Beta reading *Games *Members only library with opportunity for feedback *Friendly staff and members and much more! Worldsmyths || Twitter || Facebook || Pinterest
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    Sorry folks! Sian is not eligible in this category. She won last year.
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