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  1. Languages

    HPFT is a multilingual community! I thought I'd start up a list of what languages we all spoke, so that if someone needs a little help with translation, we have some guidance as to whom to ask. French - 800 words of heaven (as a second language at high school level) Hindi - 800 words of heaven
  2. Reading Challenge 2018

    With the dawn of 2018, rises a new reading challenge! This one is a little different from those hosted in previous years, in that there's no set goal! Of course, the traditional aim has been 50 - and obviously, everyone who visits this thread knows they're free to make their own reading goals. This year, I thought we'd frame it a little differently from the get go! Set your individual reading goals for the year, and share your progress with the rest of us! We're all here to cheer each other on! Post a list of your goals AND/OR books read AND/OR currently reading AND/OR to read! The goals don't just have to be number-based - if you want to read more books in translation this year, for example, share (and inspire )! Double posting is allowed, but please wait a few days before posting and update of your ongoing list. Happy reading, fellow 2018-ers!
  3. Reading Challenge 2018

    Books read for school still count! It's great that you have a separate reading for pleasure goal, but whenever you feel down by how much you can't read for pleasure, remind yourself that reading is reading My list so far: 10) The Sandman, Volume 3: Dream Country - Neil Gaiman 12) The Screwtape Letters - CS Lewis 13) The Chimes - Charles Dickens 14) Deadly Intent - Carolyn Keene 15) The Double Horror of Fenley Place - Carolyn Keene
  4. Reading Challenge 2018

    I AM HERE FOR ALL YOUR GOALS - no matter how big or small! 10) The Sandman, Volume 3: Dream Country - Neil Gaiman
  5. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    New year, new list, new goals! (Paraphrased from 2016's thread)
  6. January Bulletin

    Congrats to all those recognised in the last couple of months - especially all those 29 wonderful reviewers in the snowball fight! I received some wonderful reviews during the event, and am incredibly appreciative. Big shout out to the staff, as always, for doing such wonderful things for our community! (Also, Branwen those awards for the snowball fight are AMAZING. I love that style!)
  7. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    My last post for the year! 1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 52) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 53) Frostblood - Elly Blake 54) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 55) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 68) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 72) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 73) Act Like It - Lucy Parker 74) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 75) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 119) Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 142) Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 145) The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 146) Afar - Leila del Luca 147) Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 232) The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 247) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 261) Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 298) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 342) Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 375) The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 382) The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 383) Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 387) What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 476) Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 481) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 530) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 557) Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 580) Sourdough: A Novel - Robin Sloan 586) Attraction - Penny Reid 591) The Way to Game to Walk of Shame - Jenn P Nguyen 592) On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks 593) From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty 618) With This Christmas Ring - Manda Collins 619) Tortall: A Spy's Guide - Tamora Pierce, Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe & Megan Messinger 620) Turtles All the Way Down - John Green 621) The Glass Spare - Lauren DeStefano 637) Someone to Wed - Mary Balogh 638) How to Be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and More Advanced Pupils - George Mikes 670) Endurance - Ann Aguirre 693) Silent Blade - Ilona Andrews 717) The River's Gift - Mercedes Lackey 718) Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn 725) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition - JK Rowling 726) Rosemarked - Livia Blackburne 727) The Battle of Life - Charles Dickens 745) The Great Divorce - CS Lewis 746) The Cancer Journals - Audre Lorde 747) Secrets Can Kill - Carolyn Keene 748) The Sandman, Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman 749) The Sandman, Volume 2: The Doll's House - Neil Gaiman
  8. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    My last post for the year! 1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 52) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 53) Frostblood - Elly Blake 54) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 55) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 68) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 72) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill
  9. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    My last post for the year! 1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 52) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 53) Frostblood - Elly Blake 54) Windwitch - Susan Dennard
  10. Languages

    Imma put all the languages in alphabetical order, with each of our names next to them. Just keep adding to the running list, so the latest post will have the most updated list! Arabic - TreacleTart Bulgarian - Nhaz French - 800 words of heaven; TreacleTart; Felpata_Lupin; Lost Muse German - Lost Muse; Nhaz Hindi - 800 words of heaven; Lost Muse; FlamingQuilltips Italian - TreacleTart; Felpata_Lupin; Nhaz Mandarin - just.a.willow.tree Russian - Nhaz Sanskrit - FlamingQuilltips Spanish - just.a.willow.tree; TreacleTart Tamil - FlamingQuilltips Telugu - FlamingQuilltips
  11. How great does my new forum set look?! Thanks so much, .v0ldiemort @tda!

    1. victoria_anne

      victoria_anne

      It's so gorgeous :D 

    2. just.a.willow.tree

      just.a.willow.tree

      i actually saw your request on tda and was flailing about it over there! it looks even better being used :wub:

    3. 800 words of heaven

      800 words of heaven

      It's so colourful and fun! 

  12. Holiday and Diversity Writing Challenge

    Before I forget, I'll post a link to my entry! (I think I'm supposed to post here?) Chai, Dancing, and a Friend in the Wee Hours of the Morning (T)
  13. Eee! Thanks so much for that lovely review! You must have swooped in with it mere seconds after it was validated! :wub:

  14. Thank you so much for your lovely review! It's made my evening :wub:

    1. Stella Blue

      Stella Blue

      Aw, you're very welcome, I'm glad to hear that! I absolutely loved the story :wub:

  15. Homophones

    Here (adverb): in this place OR to/toward this place OR at this point. Eg: Sirius beckoned James to come over here Hear (verb): to perceive by the ear OR to be informed OR to listen to. Eg: James tried to hear what Sirius was saying Ensure (verb): to secure/guarantee OR to make certain Insure (verb): to guarantee against loss/harm OR to secure indemnity OR to give or get an insurance policy
  16. Homophones

    Hello, everyone! I thought I’d start a list of common homophone mix-ups I see. I’ll also include words that sound similar but not quite the same. Almost-homophones, or false-homophones, so to speak! It’s nice to have a quick guide in your time of need. Add yours to the list as well! These can include other mistakes where words or turns of phrase have been mixed up. Homophone (noun): a word that sounds like another word, but is spelt differently Homonym (noun): a word that sounds like another word, and is also spelt the same Affect (verb): indicates influence. Eg: The potion did not affect Hermione the way she had hoped. Effect (noun): also indicates influence, but as a noun. Eg: The effect of the potion on Hermione was unexpected. Which (pronoun): refers to things or animals Witch (noun): a magic lady Weather (noun): the state of the atmosphere, often dictating your choice of clothes for the day Whether (conjunction): used to introduce two choices. Eg: Please tell me whether you’d like to sit by the window, or have the aisle seat. Aisle (noun): a passage between two rows of something, like seats or shelves Isle (noun): an island or peninsula, especially a small one Bear (noun): a large mammal OR a cuddly stuffed toy OR the act of holding or supporting Bare (noun): lacks clothes or adornment Brake (verb): to stop OR (noun) a device that is used to stop Break (verb): to indicate smashing or shattering something OR to take a recess. Eg: Let’s take a break from Potions homework and go chat to Nearly Headless Nick. Complement (noun, verb): refers to something that enhances or completes. Eg: Rosemary is the perfect complement to roast lamb. Compliment (noun, verb): you say something nice to someone Aloud (adjective): refers to something said out loud. Eg: I am reading aloud Allowed (verb): to permit something Principle (noun): a basic truth or law Principal (noun): the head of a school, or organisation OR a sum of money Wanton (adjective): deliberate or unprovoked OR (noun, archaic) sexually immodest or promiscuous Wonton (noun): a delicious savoury dumpling, usually eaten boiled in soup Would’ve NOT would of Kind of NOT kind’ve Coarse (adjective): rough Course (noun): the route or direction followed by something OR the way something develops OR a procedure adopted to deal with a situation OR a dish or dishes served together as part of a series during a meal OR curriculum OR (verb) flow without obstruction Die (verb): stop living Dye (noun): a substance that adds or changes the colour of something OR (verb) to add or change the colour of something. Eg: I dyed my cloak royal blue to match the hair dye I’d just bought Flour (noun): powdered grains, obtained through grinding Flower (noun): the part of the plant that has the seeds Heal (verb): to become healthy again Heel (noun): the back part of your foot below your ankle OR the part of your palm just in front of your wrist Morning (noun): the time between midnight and noon, especially between sunrise and noon Mourning (noun, verb): expressing sorrow at someone’s death. Eg: Harry still mourned the death of Dobby. Made (verb): past participle of make Maid (noun): a female domestic servant Idle (adjective): avoiding work OR without purpose or effect OR (verb) spend time doing nothing Idol (noun): someone or something you look up to Peace (noun): freedom from disturbance. Eg: May he rest in peace, rather than in pieces. Piece (noun): part of something OR (verb) to assemble something from parts. Eg: I had to piece together the Swedish furniture I bought last weekend. Pray (verb): address a prayer to a deity OR (adverb) used as a preface to polite requests. Eg: Pray tell, what were Lily and James up to in Potions? Prey (noun): an animal that is hunted and killed for food OR (verb) to hunt and kill for food Stair (noun): steps ascending or descending to another level Stare (verb): to look at someone or something without breaking eye contact
  17. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 52) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 53) Frostblood - Elly Blake 54) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 55) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 68) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 72) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 73) Act Like It - Lucy Parker 74) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 75) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 119) Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 142) Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 145) The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 146) Afar - Leila del Duca 147) Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 232) The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 247) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 261) Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 298) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 342) Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 375) The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 382) The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 383) Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 387) What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 476) Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 481) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 530) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 557) Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 580) Sourdough: A Novel - Robin Sloan 586) Attraction - Penny Reid 591) The Way to Game the Walk of Shame - Jenn P Nguyen 592) On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks 593) From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty 617) With This Christmas Ring - Manda Collins 618) Tortall: A Spy's Guide - Tamora Pierce, Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe & Megan Messinger 619) Turtles All the Way Down - John Green 620) The Glass Spare - Lauren DeStefano 636) Someone to Wed - Mary Balogh 637) How to Be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and Advanced Pupils - George Mikes 669) Endurance - Ann Aguirre 692) Silent Blade - Ilona Andrews 716) The River's Gift - Mercedes Lackey 717) Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn 724) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition - JK Rowling 725) Rosemarked - Livia Blackburne 726) The Battle of Life - Charles Dickens 744) The Great Divorce - CS Lewis 745) The Cancer Journals - Audre Lorde 746) Secrets Can Kill - Carolyn Keene 747) The Sandman, Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman
  18. When you reread your old stories for research purposes, because it's been that long since you last wrote. (A new Chai coming soon...)

  19. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 52) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 53) Frostblood - Elly Blake 54) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 55) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 68) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 72) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 73) Act Like It - Lucy Parker 74) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 75) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 119) Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 142) Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 145) The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 146) Afar - Leila del Duca 147) Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 232) The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 247) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 261) Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 298) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 342) Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 375) The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 382) The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 383) Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 387) What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 476) Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 481) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 530) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 557) Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 580) Sourdough: A Novel - Robin Sloan 586) Attraction - Penny Reid 591) The Way to Game the Walk of Shame - Jenn P Nguyen 592) On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks 593) From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty 617) With This Christmas Ring - Manda Collins 618) Tortall: A Spy's Guide - Tamora Pierce, Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe & Megan Messinger 619) Turtles All the Way Down - John Green 620) The Glass Spare - Lauren DeStefano 636) Someone to Wed - Mary Balogh 637) How to Be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and Advanced Pupils - George Mikes 669) Endurance - Ann Aguirre 692) Silent Blade - Ilona Andrews
  20. Archive Issues/Bugs

    Thanks for getting on top of it so quickly!
  21. Archive Issues/Bugs

    I've had the same issue. Every one of my stories has a spam review in French on it. I'm wondering the same thing as farmgirl: what should I do?
  22. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 51) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52) Frostblood - Elly Blake 53) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72) Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118) Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141) Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Guide for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144) The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145) Afar - Leila de Duca 146) Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231) The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260) Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341) Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374) The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381) The Potion Diaries: Going Viral - Amy Alward 382) Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386) What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 475) Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 480) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 529) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 556) Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 579) Sourdough: A Novel - Robin Sloan 585) Attraction - Penny Reid 590) The Way to Game the Walk of Shame - Jenn P Nguyen 591) On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks 592) From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty 616) With This Christmas Ring - Manda Collins 617) Tortall: A Spy's Guide - Tamora Pierce, Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe & Megan Messinger 618) Turtles All the Way Down - John Green 619) The Glass Spare - Lauren DeStefano
  23. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 51) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52) Frostblood - Elly Blake 53) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72) Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118) Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141) Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Guide for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144) The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145) Afar - Leila de Duca 146) Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231) The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260) Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341) Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374) The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381) The Potion Diaries: Going Viral - Amy Alward 382) Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386) What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 475) Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 480) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 529) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 556) Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 579) Sourdough: A Novel - Robin Sloan 585) Attraction - Penny Reid 590) The Way to Game the Walk of Shame - Jenn P Nguyen 591) On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks
  24. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminst Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Luca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231. The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246. Astrophysics for the Real World - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260. Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341. Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374. The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 382. Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386. What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 475. Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 480. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 529. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 556. Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum
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