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  2. potionspartner

    The results of the Make Me Like Sirius Black Challenge

    Nice job to everyone! Congratulations to @Lacey Black, @poppunkpadfoot, and especially @Tanda. I betaed Kenny's and it is some of his best writing yet. Thank you @Noelle Zingarella for hosting. I'm still not sure if I like Sirius but I definitely have more empathy for him.
  3. Lacey Black

    The results of the Make Me Like Sirius Black Challenge

    Also congrats to all the winners you guys are awesome!
  4. Lacey Black

    The results of the Make Me Like Sirius Black Challenge

    T-T thank you! All the feels right now I'm excited to read some of these stories!!
  5. Dojh167

    The results of the Make Me Like Sirius Black Challenge

    Nice work, everybody! I find it quite impressive that you set out and succeeded in finding a way to like Sirius through this challenge @Lacey Black four entries for one challenge? That is intensely awesome! @potionspartner your story looks soooo interesting - I’ll have to find a time to read it!
  6. Noelle Zingarella

    The results of the Make Me Like Sirius Black Challenge

    It's time folks, to announce the winners of: (All graphics in this post were made by me!) This was my first time hosting a challenge, and I was thrilled to receive eight awesome entries from five fabulous writers: @Lacey Black with: Leaving Home (M), a thriller of a one-shot exploring life in the Black family home. It isn't pretty, and Lexi pulls no punches. But the story takes an unexpected--and beautiful turn by the end. Mssr. Padfoot, a series of drabbles/one shots that fit together to create a lovely and sympathetic picture of Sirius Black. A great exploration of his life and his character. New Year's Eve (M), a creative modern-day muggle AU that displays Sirius and Remus to their best--and sometimes surprising--advantages. Smoke and Chocolate (M), a very funny story about why Sirius is NEVER DRINKING AGAIN. @facingthenorthwind with: kiss each other clean (M), a sweet and charming wolfstar set in the days just after Voldemort's return. Emma's prose is sparkling and a pleasure to read. @poppunkpadfoot with: Olón (M), where we find Sirius Black on a beach in paradise after years of suffering in prison and on the run--but his duty as godfather and the mistakes of his past won't let him enjoy it. @potionspartner with: Sirius Orion Black: A Psychological Case Study (M), just what the title says folks, a study of what makes the man tick. @Tanda with: For Harry, a heartfelt story of the lengths Sirius is willing to go to bring Harry a little bit of joy. All of these stories are worth your time and I highly recommend reading them. It was very hard for me to decide on the winners, and the judging was very close. Thank you to everyone who participated for making my job so hard! And now, without further ado, the winners: I'm going to start this section with an award that I was not planning to give but, awe-inspired by her devotion to the task of making me like Sirius Black, and the inspiration that this character gives her to write I just had to recognize her. I'm sure it will come as no surprise that the award for Most Prolific Writer, including one review on a story of her choice goes to: @Lacey Black Smoke and Chocolate (M) New Year's Eve (M) Mssr. Padfoot (M) Leaving Home (M) In Third Place, winning three prize reviews, and a link in my sig for one month is: @poppunkpadfoot with Olón (M) This story really got to me--Kayla did a beautiful job showing Sirius's frustrations and remorse, and also his love for Harry. And I had to agree with Sirius on pretty much all of his reactions to Dumbledore. Great job Kayla! In Second Place, winning five prize reviews and a link in my sig for one month is: @Tanda with For Harry This story tugs at the heart-strings. I love how Kenny took one of Sirius's qualities that can be really annoying--namely his recklessness--and turned it into the means of his doing this beautiful thing for Harry. Do yourself a favor and read it! And In First Place, winning seven prize reviews and a link in my sig for one month is: @potionspartner with Sirius Orion Black: A Psychological Case Study (M) This story was unlike any of the others and, when I started reading it, I found myself shaking my head at the brilliance of it. The detail and research that Barbara put into this story is just so impressive, and the conclusions she reached both made so much sense to me, and made me feel so sympathetic to Sirius Black, that I don't think I can fairly say that I dislike the man any longer. Once again, thank you to everyone who participated--I really enjoyed reading your stories and I greatly appreciate your taking the time to write them and share them with me. Congratulations to the winners; please contact me via PM with the stories you would like reviewed. Also, please re-host and credit the award graphics, if you would care to do so. Thank you for making my first time hosting a challenge so much fun! Really, it was reading the stories of all of these talented authors that, together, made me like Sirius Black.
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  8. @sibilant I am so glad that you enjoyed reading it As soon as I had the idea, I knew that I'd have to start with one of your stories - I'm such a fan. It's so cool to me that we write for such similar reasons, it really comes across that way! @Veritaserum27 Thank you so much! The story is well worth reading if you find the time! I'm glad that my writing inspired interest in it @just.a.willow.tree Excited that you enjoyed the post! I hope to write up a good amount of these - and I've yet to read untranslatable but I wouldn't be surprised if it inspired a sequel post to this one! @Aphoride Thank you for all of these kind words!! I'm looking to write another soon with a totally different theme - still looking for that next story. Shreya's story really is awesome
  9. MuggleMaybe

    Common Room Awards: Gryffindor House | August 17th 2019

    Congratulations to all the super talented writers in Gryffindor!!
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  11. TidalDragon

    Common Room Awards: Gryffindor House | August 17th 2019

    ^ Truth. ^ Mad props again to our winners! The POGS were once again a blast because of each of y'all and your superlative talent!
  12. just.a.willow.tree

    Common Room Awards: Gryffindor House | August 17th 2019

    THOSE AWARDS ARE SO COOL congratulations to all the winners!!
  13. 2019 COMMON ROOM AWARDS: GRYFFINDOR EDITION Welcome back to the third instalment of of this year's mini-series, recapping the annual awards each House runs through the Spring! This time we'll be looking at the Pride of Gryffindor Awards, also known as the POGs. Below we'll be taking a look at all the nominees and winners of this year's awards! We also had a team of our Gryffindor Staffers, @down-in-flames, @TidalDragon, @Chemical_Pixie and @belgian quaffle, announce the winners in a livestream that can be found +here on HPFT's YouTube channel. This year the POGs included a grand 20 categories, taken from last year's awards along with a range of new ideas suggested and voted on by the House. All of our awards were made by the incredible @down-in-flames. And now, onto the winners! BEST ANGST Nominees: In the Brightest Shades of Ochre by TidalDragon and Mes a'n Lester by nott theodore Winners: Sisyphus by @down-in-flames and Things Left Unsaid by @poppunkpadfoot BEST AU Nominees: Swipe Right, Swing Left by down-in-flames, Ebb and Flow by belgian quaffle, No Accounting for Taste by TidalDragon, The Week of Unknown Pranks by adorably cute, Bake My Wish Come True by down-in-flames Winner: Of Bookshelves and Baby Carriers by @poppunkpadfoot BEST CHALLENGE ENTRY Nominees: What Dreams May Come by Noelle Zingarella, Rush of Blood by nott theodore, The Most Marvellous Downfall of Mr. Bartemius Crouch (Sr.) by Crimson Quill and nott theodore, I Am Fenrir by Alwynse, The Roar by LadyMarauder Winner: Paper Faces by @nott theodore BEST DESCRIPTION Nominees: Not Without Ambition by something wicked, Isabella by TreacleTart, Wild Hunt by Slide, In Hot Pursuit of Charlie Weasley by Pixileanin Winner: Project Azkaban by @Unwritten Curse BEST DIALOGUE Nominees: I'm Not a Hero by Alwynse, Consequence for Cause by CambAngst, Moonlight by Noelle Zingarella Winner: 9.9 Out of 10, Highly Recommend by @down-in-flames BEST FLUFF/ROMANCE Nominees: A Walking Cliché by LadyMarauder, Pie-Eating Barbarian by Alwynse Winners: Possibilitea for More by @belgian quaffle and Bake My Wish Come True by @down-in-flames BEST FRIENDSHIP/FAMILY Nominees: Crux Fidelus by Noelle Zingarella, After Destiny by CambAngst Winners: 3:27 AM by @poppunkpadfoot and Blood in the Water by @belgian quaffle BEST HUMOR Nominees: Owl Never Do That Again by down-in-flames, Batman Rides a Motorbike, and So Shall I by Pixileanin, Fishing for Mudbloods by Deeds, Dancing with the Death Eaters by Deeds Winner: Those Curious Gryffindor Boys by @Deeds BEST INCLUSIVITY Nominees: Passionfruit by poppunkpadfoot, Of Bookshelves and Baby Carriers by poppunkpadfoot, Warpaint by Crimson Quill, After Destiny by CambAngst Winner: A Woman's Place by @Chemical_Pixie BEST MAJOR CHARACTER Nominees: Severus Snape in The Half-Blood Apprentice by Pixileanin, Albus Potter in Warpaint by Crimson Quill, Teddy Lupin in Project Azkaban by Unwritten Curse, Neville Longbottom in Year of the Snake by melian, Minerva McGonagall in Damaged by TreacleTart Winner: Dobby in The Next Great Adventure by @TreacleTart BEST MINOR CHARACTER Nominees: Marietta Edgecombe in Marigolds by Unwritten Curse, Dominique Weasley in Hit Like a Girl by down-in-flames, Arabella Figg in Actual Magic by Chemical_Pixie, Regulus Black in Tell Me What It's Like to Conquer by something wicked, Sanguini the Vampire in Rush of Blood by nott theodore Winner: Marlene McKinnon in Golden Eagle Soaring by @Chemical_Pixie BEST NON-HP/OF Nominees: The Great Pawneean Bake Off by Chemical_Pixie, When the Walls Won't Hold by 1917farmgirl, Seven Deaths by Unwritten Curse, Waiting for the Light by 1917farmgirl Winner: Aguardiente by @TreacleTart BEST NOVEL Nominees: Yaxley by something wicked, Project Azkaban by Unwritten Curse, A Place Not Far From Here by Chemical_Pixie, Warpaint by Crimson Quill Winner: After Destiny by @CambAngst BEST ONE-SHOT Nominees: Paper Faces by nott theodore, Rota Fortunae by Noelle Zingarella, Possibilitea for More by adorably cute Winner: Things Left Unsaid by @poppunkpadfoot BEST ORIGINAL CHARACTER Nominees: Jess Kenny in A Walking Cliché by LadyMarauder, Miranda Rose in Moonlight by Noelle Zingarella, Rona McKenna in Revival by something wicked, Cassiel Yaxley in Yaxley by something wicked Winner: Isabella Fernandez Carabello in Isabella by @TreacleTart BEST PORTRAYAL OF A GRYFFINDOR Nominees: Harry Potter in The Next Great Adventure by TreacleTart, Marlene McKinnon in Actual Magic by Chemical_Pixie, Charlie Weasley in In Hot Pursuit of Charlie Weasley by Pixileanin Winner: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, Arthur, Bill, etc. in After Destiny by @CambAngst BEST REVIEWER Nominees: Chemical_Pixie, Crimson Quill, down-in-flames Winner: @nott theodore MOST ADDICTIVE STORY Nominees: Complex by down-in-flames, Blood in the Water by belgian quaffle, A Place Not Far From Here by Chemical_Pixie Winner: Revival by @something wicked MOST ORIGINAL STORY Nominees: Things Left Unsaid by poppunkpadfoot, Rush of Blood by nott theodore, In the Brightest Shades of Ochre by TidalDragon Winner: Rise Up, Billywig Nation by @Pixileanin MOST VERSATILE AUTHOR Nominees: Unwritten Curse, Alwynse Winner: @Pixileanin  Congratulations once again to all of our winners. Next time, in the final instalment of our award mini-series, we'll be covering the Chalices! ------------------------- Credits: award graphics: @down-in-flames layout: deni
  14. Ahhhh Joey this is such a lovely idea and it was really fun and interesting to read how other people think and analyse fics It was such a good, succint, thought-provoking analysis and it was so great to read. Really excited to see what else you're gonna analyse - there are so many stories which would suit this kind of review-report-analysis format. Also, Shreya's story is amazing
  15. copilot

    what, like it's hard? [m]

    "i've been fighting with one arm tied behind my back. what happens when i'm finally set free?" like many people, watching captain marvel quite literally changed my life. i also realised how attracted i am to brie larson's back muscles but that's another matter entirely. and before i Crack On, know that i'm discussing mental health (suicide, etc), cancer, an abusive relationship and ptsd so i'm not going to hold it against you if you decide to X out for your own wellbeing. i respect those boundaries, my peeps. as someone who was diagnosed with aspergers (aka "high functioning autism", aka "you can still interact with people on what is the 'norm', but with some exceptions, so you're not THAT bad" autism.) two months before i turned 18 (for reference that's four years, three months and two weeks since the doctor with the unshaved legs took one look at me after i recanted my tales of the Spaghetti Bolognese Incidents and she removed the clock from the room because i was annoyed by the sound) and then, three months later, after hitting the precious age of 18 and sitting on the waiting list to see the new psychiatrist, i got the boot from CAHMS and wasn't referred to adult psychiatry because i wasn't a 'risk' to myself. (jokes on them, last summer was BANTER) so. that's a general overview of my entrance into "oh great another child with aspergers" as my sibling has it too. i was left floundering with this diagnosis to work out what exactly worked for me, smack bang in the middle of my A level exam season. the same exam season i absolutely TANKED in because i probably managed an attendance rate of 30% (that's being optimistic) because my depression had depression at this point and in true Me fashion, i was really only attending the classes that were Interesting (aka English Lit to roast the shit out of Blake's Songs of Innocence (THINK OF THE PHALLIC IMAGERY YOU GUYS (i can get a penis joke out of ANYTHING, trust me)) and English Language because, quite frankly, language acquisition has enthralled me.) but french fell off the radar. which is awfully ironic, considering that's what i applied to do at uni. BUT, to the actual point of this blog post: before I was officially diagnosed with aspergers (or high functioning autism, i prefer aspergers even though it's outdated, solely because it's less damn words to type out), i realised i liked languages. like, I more than Liked languages. i had a bowl of conjugation for breakfast, i had pronouns in my sandwiches and by the time i was home for dinner, i was sweating grammar. and. this was the time i got a cheeky suggestion on youtube. youtube decided, amongst my hundreds of french videos i was watching that this+ would be a Great Idea for me to watch. god bless the algorithms. and from there, i discovered people actually Do the level of language learning. that it's not impossible, like everyone around me was saying it was. i tried to get an AS qualification in spanish, but was basically denied it because i hadn't done it at gcse. (yeah, lets make a 13 year old who is literally cooking, cleaning and bathing her bedbound mother, coming home to said mother throwing up from chemo and leaving clumps of her hair around the house because she doesn't know how to be ill but is also not Well Enough to properly do things, let's make that KID make some decisions about the rest of her academic future. Great Idea.) so. I knew that this thing, this love of languages, this was something i could pursue. so naturally, i went overboard. since then, i've studied so many languages that listing them Without missing one is nigh on impossible. the current total is sitting somewhere at 25+. and of course, it's not my life if my trauma doesn't have trauma, so i took a gap year to get my mental health On Track, and i was doing pretty good by the time i was off to uni - to study french with italian, or arabic, should i decide to swap after my foundation year. now. Manchester wasn't good. i had two friends, ben and alex, but ben was in his second year of biology and alex, despite being on the same course as me, has always been the more social one. probably one of the perks of not having crippling anxiety about how people view you. i had been deep in the world of video games in my gap year, while also looking after my mother (again) who fell at work and banged her head so badly she was in the hospital for a week and a half. so i had the little escape of mmo's. and then the dark year, where i descended so far down into that hole that i reached the point where i did quite literally consider It, wondering how long it would take for someone to find me. How long it would take for anyone to miss me. as it turns out, about two hours, because my mother was trying to get hold of me. Lifelines, I tell ya. but, I was also juggling this complete stranger's interest in me from online and like booboo the fool, who had never been considered attractive before (quite literally didn't kiss anyone until i was 18 and that was after i made the first move), i indulged him. not knowing, of course, he was probably more unstable than i was. it spiralled when i met someone else and he started blaming his drug use on me (-: the other guy, the one i fell for, kept me in limbo for four months and then decided 'he shouldn't leave me hanging' but jokes on him, i was head over heels. so for two months, i fended off the first guy, citing that i was too heartbroken. then i caved. and that was mistake one. Mistake Two was breaking up with him in the way I did. I thought i handled it well. i hadn't had to do this before - previous breakups were incited by other people or by the partner. so. on August 2nd, when i was heading up to manchester to resit my italian paper (which i didnt even need to do, i passed the first one with 44%, which was a feat and a half given i had a breakdown halfway through the exam and left), this guy decided to start sending me death threats. i'm not going to share the specific details on what happened between then and december beyond the fact that i was terrified. i didn't leave the house aside from going to work with my mother and coming home. i was too afraid he was going to be outside the door - waiting. the amount of times i went to sleep, wondering if he was going to break in and kill me, and then hurt my family and then i would dream of all the ways he would hurt me. i still make sure the balcony door is locked. i can't sleep without knowing. i was quite literally put on sedatives to sleep because of the nightmares. i would take one, be out for seven hours, get maybe five hours of vague consciousness and then rinse and repeat every twelve hours. then i clung on to another relationship because i was terrified of being alone. August 2nd rolled around last year, and i got one threat by proxy. i had been on antipsychotics to stop me from ripping my own veins out because of intrusive thoughts from june until i caved and took myself off them in december, before i moved into my new uni halls. August this year was better for me, but not for a friend. instead of going back to manchester, the only place that would let me do two languages based on my a level grades - yay for mental health having an impact on my grades - i went as close to home as i could, winchester. and i started studying creative writing. and that was a mistake too. i moved into halls over christmas - my mother had a surgery and luke was down to look after her, so i had a ride to go back and forth with. we won't talk about luke's driving, or their profound impact on me as a child, as both of those are incredibly unresolved (yay trauma lol) and since i was off the antipsychotics were out of my system, for the first time in six months. i felt. Clear. not just, good, but Clear. i hadn't realised that the antipsychotics were making me so hazy. like i was encased in wool, layered with bubblewrap, wrapped in sixteen towels. my brain, usually seven steps ahead, was taking ten times longer to process things. and for someone with a learning disability, that was impressively slow. on a whim, redownloaded tinder, decided, to hell with it, i might as well live like a student. well, that went well, i've been with my boyfriend for six months now. didn't have a single hookup. it was a shame, there were a few cute navy and army guys since i was in range of southampton and odiham but my boyfriend has changed my life for the better. if i could go back and change the way things happened, i wouldn't. i would just tell myself that i'll get through it. Ben is right, there are two ways to break people: physically or mentally. He isn't lying when he says you are the kind that has to break physically before giving up. back to the antipsychotics. i had my head in the cloud, and once the fog cleared, i was realising that actually, i don't like studying creative writing. i don't want to have this as a degree. so, i talked about changing to linguistics. the doctor i had seen in june - the one who had diagnosed me with trich, the Literal expert on Autism, basically validated my diagnosis after i went off talking about bilingualism in children and he said that was phD level. but that fell through. and then i watched captain marvel. and i realised. foreign languages, and to an extent, grammar, are literally my special interest. i'm tying my own hand behind my back by trying to downplay my autism. so i worked out a plan - something my boyfriend has kindly helped me talk through - and i know what i want. i want to study foreign languages - Modern Foreign Languages - at university. I need better grades, so i'm going back to resit a levels as a private candidate. i quite literally got a first in university level french. i know i'm good. a level in comparison, that won't be hard. i know how to make the best of it. unlike when i was first diagnosed, i have a better idea of what works for me. i know myself better - something that i didn't have at 17, 18, with a fresh diagnosis. if i had to pin down the exact date and time of my first experience with depression - i know exactly what it was. i was seven. your family aren't supposed to psychologically ruin you, but mine did. that's just another piece of the puzzle. so. the point of this whole blog post before i went on a mental health TANGENT. i'm not going to play booboo the fool any more and shy around the fact that languages are my thing. i can be competitive, but it tends to form unhealthily if i'm competing with other people. the next eight months are going to be dedicated to revising french (please do dm me solely in french if you speak it - i need the practice) and learning spanish and economics from scratch. so. that's eight months to take my spanish from A1 to B2/C1, get my french to C1 (sat on a comfortable B2 with no revision) (the meanings of these can be found here+) and maybe, just maybe, get to B1 on the other Romance languages if anyone else is interested in languages, send me a dm because i am essentially forming a giant spreadsheet or series of spreadsheets of words in the five latin-based languages to compare/contrast how the language has changed from the OG word. - peace, em x (also if this is like, breaking forum rules then dm me lol)
  16. It was really incredible reading such a thoughtful analysis of Shreya’s story! I really really love this idea—there are a lot of HPFT stories that are phenomenal and theme-filled so it’s nice they’re getting this sort of attention! I hope I can see ‘untranslatable’ being analyzed soon!
  17. Joey, What an incredibly brilliant idea. Your 'book report' reads like an expert critique. I fell all warm and fuzzy and can't wait to read this story!
  18. Oh my gosh, Joey, thank you for such a lovely report! I’m so honored. I’m especially thankful that reorienting came across as a deeply honest representation (though not an honest recounting) of myself because that was entirely my intention. I’ve mentally described it as a kind of “heart-speak”. I’m amazed at your insight in being able to identify that! This was my absolute favorite part of the entire report. I feel like you’ve perfectly described my mission as a writer as well!
  19. Hi everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted in my blog, and I’m trying something new here, so bear with me. The other day I was discussing with a friend about the things that we hated doing when we were in school that we now sort of wish we could get a chance to dedicate some time to. My answer came to me almost immediately: book reports. I realize now that a large part of the reason I hated them so much was the fact that I nearly always had the book I was to read and analyze chosen for me. I let the idea simmer in my mind for a while and then suddenly, it hit me. I’m literally a part of a community of writers that are constantly giving me new material to read and think over. Why not try to do some fic reports? Hopefully, this will be the first of many installments as I read more of the fantastic work you all have shared with us! Without further ado, here is the first of the series, based on Shreya’s wonderful one-shot. @sibilant's reorienting and the art of the self portrait. There’s a lot to love about reorienting at first glance. I’ve read it something like five times now and each re-read has only served to open up more of the genius of the piece. Of the many lessons to be pulled from the story, I think the most important is the viability and power of writing directly from the well of your own experiences. It’s no secret that I write a great deal about the things that I’ve gone through in my life, in one way or another. Many of my characters are composites of myself and people I’ve met, representations of myself at different points in my life, and sometimes, just your straight-forward self-insert. There’s a temptation to decry this impulse as something to repress. We’ve all read stories in which the main characters feel like overly perfect, impossibly lucky exaggerations of the writer’s personality. And, of course, there’s a fine line to walk, and plenty of opportunities to misstep, like in any other sort of writing. But on the occasion that you find a story that feels so personal, emotive, and--above all else--honest, you’ll find that you’ll struggle to forget it. Which brings me back to reorienting. The story takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur, and you soon come to understand that the location, rather than being just a setting, is as much an essential element of the story as anything else. Padma’s reaction to her surroundings are at the heart of the first half of the story, and the cultural context is everything - “In England, her leather biker’s jacket and tight black jeans acted like protective armor. Here, they acted like a neon sign announcing that she did not belong--not when she was surrounded by aunties in colorful saris with flowers pinned artfully in their buns.” Shreya masterfully places us in her shoes with description enough to allow me to close my eyes and feel exactly what she wants me to feel. There’s a specificity of the cultural and interpersonal dynamics written into the story that sends a chill down my spine. It’s like the author has taken the time to let you into their life like a close friend--the sort of writing that makes you want to read on, and know more. reorienting is a story of sisterhood, above all else. Both sisters have lost their footing, and both are searching for the place that they belong in the world. Their relationship isn’t perfect, but anyone with siblings can relate to the unconditional way they accept one another--even when things are complicated. I’m not sure how many of the events of the story were fiction, or whether the dialogue was slightly different than what was really said, but one thing is certain--the emotion in the piece came from a place of honesty. I didn’t have to look very far to find out that Shreya really is a twin. I wasn’t surprised to learn that, and I smiled to myself as I did. I’ve always described my writing as a public therapy session in which I am both therapist and patient. It’s comforting to know that someone else out there is sharing moments from their life with the rest of us. There’s art in giving a piece of yourself to the world. In doing so, Shreya has written one of the stories that’ll stick with you long after you put it down. I couldn’t give a more enthusiastic recommendation. (some quick endnotes follow - ) Hello all! I’m always on the lookout for more stories to put a spotlight on, so feel free to recommend some for me that you find thematically rich and especially unique. I’d love to read your favorites I hope you enjoyed this fic report, and a huge thanks goes to Shreya for allowing me to write about her awesome story!
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  21. WriteYourHeartOut

    Finale From the Other Side

    eeeeep thank you! @just.a.willow.tree so well deserved, Supreme Sorceress!!! @nott theodore i dream of a day when you and i riddle together as part of the same team rather than as opponents... *cough cough become a hufflepuff cough* WE'LL BE UNSTOPPABLE. Thank you for such a fun finale, Staff! I've had a really crazy busy year, but I will never not make time for puzzling with you all here.
  22. Unwritten Curse

    Finale From the Other Side

    Okay, but this is the best blog post ever written. Also, I really don't know how your brains work, you clever riddle-makers, you. @Chemical_Pixie@grumpy cat@sibilant Major props to all who participated and who didn't lose (too many) brain cells from slamming their heads against the wall.
  23. Chemical_Pixie

    Finale From the Other Side

    To my fellow Wisewomen, I couldn't have asked for a better team to create these elaborate puzzles and riddles. @grumpy cat @sibilant To the members who attempted and/or solved the puzzles and riddles, thank you for such an amusing week (and for your efforts, of course)!
  24. Noelle Zingarella

    Finale From the Other Side

    As your Dedicated Combat Support, I totally agree with you Sian I'm glad it wasn't just us! @grumpy cat @sibilant thank you so, so much for making this blog post! It is hilarious, and I'm glad to finally have some closure about those darned riddles. Thank you to all the staff and the students for this amazing finale! And kudos to Hufflepuff for knocking it out of the park!
  25. just.a.willow.tree

    Finale From the Other Side

    omg my poor abused unscramble document made it into the blog post I really appreciate the effort put into this omg; this blog post was a lot of fun to read. and it was fascinating seeing the explanations to the riddles and knowing that we missed so much of it @WriteYourHeartOut I can’t believe you figured these out omg, you’re a goddess the awards were so funny! (thank you! ) and I’m really grateful to the finale-runners (especially @grumpy cat) for putting up with our endless guesses and for putting in our reviews! and everyone did such a fabulous job with the finale of the finale, it was difficult but it’s over now
  26. Ineke

    Finale From the Other Side

    Oh my god this was brilliant and i love the proof put in that us staffers also struggled with the puzzles big time (like honestly I'll never forget the pepsi one oh my god) This was brilliant and greg the prefect i stan!
  27. crowsb4bros

    Finale From the Other Side

    I truly cannot stop laughing. This was amazing and the event team made the finale so much fun!
  28. Rumpelstiltskin

    Finale From the Other Side

    This post was hilarious. I'm happy to have some closure with the puzzles. I'm not mad at it.
  29. sibilant

    Finale From the Other Side

    @nott theodore you get 1000 bonus points for creativity
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