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  2. Lost_Robin

    Hair Types

    You wash it out when the next time you wash your hair. I think what it does is soak up the oil, so it doesn't necessarily clean hair, but it makes it less greasy. It has a slightly white tint, but that goes away when you brush it in. I think it's mainly to soak up grease if you're between showers or something like that. ...And now I'm picturing some student giving Snape a can of dry shampoo.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Stella Blue

    The Open-Ended Elements Challenge | 29 September 2019

    Can't wait! Takers/Maybes: crestwood  Noelle Zingarella toomanycurls  northbound24  LunaStellaCat  Jen25 MalfoysAngel
  5. DanyFire

    The Productivity Thread

    Just a small update to my list: Work on my original story (Very new thing) Declutter my Twitter app Read my Harry Potter books (work in progress) Finish reading my Game of Thrones books Update a fanfic Prepare for a laptop free week long trip that starts on the 19th The things that don't have a strikethrough are things I will continue to work on.
  6. MalfoysAngel

    Earworm

    Keep it to Yourself-Kasey Musgraves Cold as You-Taylor Swift
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  8. Shadowkat678

    Feminism is for Everyone Challenge | September 21, 2019

    I would like to enter with a short original poem.
  9. Noelle Zingarella

    Noelle Zingarella's Reviews

    Sounds good! 1. @CambAngst 2. OPEN
  10. Tanda

    Favourite Theories

    Discussing Harry's abilities is fun.^ There is one more mystery. Did Godric Gryffindor steal the sword from the goblins? Though Bill Weasley or Hermione explained about it to Harry in the book 7, I'm always confused by the theory.
  11. starlitcastles

    August '19 Bulletin

    Okay so I realized that that I'm days later from responding to this bulletin as I thought I had typed a response to it and then never finished it due to life and distractions so I'm going to try again and attempt a response to this because I love HPFT's bulletins! ;w; So Happy August! Okay, going to start by mentioning that I love the theme because I really love the nature feel to it and also love the Valkeryie and Jane "Thor" Foster being part of the theme as well! Great job as always Bran! Congratulations to Sam ( @Dojh167) for becoming the new! I know I haven't said this to you but I have been meaning to so yay and I'm so happy for you! Also congratulations to Deni ( @something wicked) for being Prefect and sorry to hear that you have to step down from the Muggle Liason role but thanks for all your hard work and time! Also thank you @FireCrest and @Lacey Black for all your hardwork and time too! ;w; Congratulations to both @nott theodore and @juls for being this month's Head Students as well! Oh, and of course, congratulations to @grumpy cat for winning Order of Merlin this month, you definitely deserve it and thank you for your hardwork and effort as well! I only read bits of it but Reorienting seems like a really intriguing story from what I have read so far. Will have to try and do a proper review soon as well but congratulations to @sibilant for having it being featured as story of the month! Also congratulations to everybody whose stories were also featured this month as well! Happy belated, late, and early birthday to all of you who have birthdays during this month! I hope you all have a happy, great, fun, eventful, and or relaxing and sweet one! Thank you once again to everybody who worked on the bulletin as well! Thank you for your hardwork! I hope the rest of the August is a lovely and wonderful one for you guys as well!
  12. sibilant

    ”To The Village Voice” Challenge - August 30 2019

    Hey Lacey! I’m so sorry, I really don’t think I’ll be able to get my entry in I have a huge case of writer’s block and then I’ll be going back to school soon, so I probably won’t have time to Writer I’m really sorry! This was such a great idea for a challenge though, and I’m really excited to read the other entries!
  13. Noelle Zingarella

    Felpata_Lupin's reviews

    Chiara.... would please come check out chapter 19? Story and Author Name, including link: Moonlight (M) by Noelle Zingarella Warnings and Advisories: Consent Issues (Mild/Moderate), Derogatory Language, Domestic Abuse, Hate Speech, Sexual Content, Spoilers, Substance Abuse, Violence Genre: Action/Adventure, Humor, Romance Length: Chapter 19: Spiridus is 5330 words Summary: A Comedy of Errors about an Unstoppable Force meeting an Immovable Object. Miranda Rose had always enjoyed more than her share of good luck, which served her well in avoiding the consequences of her frequently impulsive behavior. But when her penchant for risk-taking leads her into the middle of a war—and an entanglement with the enigmatic Severus Snape—her luck may not be enough to save her. Ships: Snape/OC  Areas of Concern: Just your thoughts. This chapter has the first of the three tasks that Miranda has to accomplish in Romania. (2/5 open requests)
  14. crowsb4bros

    Poetry

    Title: The Strength of Berenice Author: @Chemical_Pixie Link: HPFT Length/Completed: 712 words/no Character(s): OC Genre(s): Drama, Hurt/Comfort Themes: Breakups, Bullying, Careers, Discrimination, Dying/Grieving, Family, Feminism, Forgiveness, Friendship, Internalized Oppression, Law/Politics, Marriage, Parenthood, Questioning Identity, Religion, School Summary: You are more than the stars themselves.
  15. Crimson Quill

    PTSD

    Title: mes a'n lester Author: @nott theodore Link: here Length/Completed: 2555 words/ yes Genre(s): Angst, Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort Summary: 'You know that you're a failure. A let-down. A disappointment.' The war might be over, but Demelza Robins is one of the many who still has battles to fight. Reason for Recommendation: Sian's writing is always so rich and vivid! she takes a character that we don't know anything about but makes her so tangible and relateable. Sian creates such a powerful portrayal of mental illness here, she makes it engaging and emotional but it is always so respectful. I think Demelza's inner monologue in this piece is beautifully crafted, I love the stream of consciousness from Demelza. One of my favourite things about this piece is the portrayal of strong female friendship, Ginny and Demelza's bond is such a wonderful added bonus into this piece. I feel that Sian hits all the right notes in this one-shot, makes a minor character feel so alive which gave me such an emotive reaction. It's a must-read!
  16. northbound24

    Muggle Liaison Office

    Though I do personally believe that in reality, despite how canon portrays some Muggles response to magic, the non-magical world is fully aware of the magical world. The government just encourages people not to acknowledge it for traditions sake, because the wizarding world until Harry Potter's time is very much stuck in an almost 15th to 18th century type mindset given how long wizardkind live.
  17. belgian quaffle

    The Picspam Challenge | 22nd September '19

    sounds good! i'll see if something strikes but may come back for one of the new batch!
  18. dreamshadow

    The Almost Kiss Challenge | 7 October 2019

    Definitely! Participants:
  19. nott theodore

    Play Recommendations

    This is probably a really obscure/British play but I watched it on stage and was completely mesmerised, and ordered the play and a copy of the original papers which inspired it the very next day, so: Title: The Wipers Times Authors/Playwrights: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Reason for Recommendation: I already raved about this play in my WJ, but it's so original, poignant and hilarious that I definitely think it's worth reading/watching if you get chance to. This is based on a true story of two British officers who found a broken printing press in a bombed-out building during WW1, and then decided to fix it up and create a newspaper for the troops. It was called The Wipers Times because, naturally, the British troops couldn't pronounce Ypres, where these particular soldiers were based. Somehow, at a time when newspapers were heavily sanitised and censored, these men managed to produce a hilariously satirical and subversive newspaper, printing papers through several years of a terrible war, and keeping up morale in a very unorthodox (at the time) way. The play uses copies of the original newspapers as its inspiration, and the various articles, poems and songs which appeared in it (often written by soldiers who'd contributed to it) frame the story in a really creative and inventive way. I got to see a Q&A with Ian Hislop after watching the play, and he said that the main reason that he wanted to write it, when he discovered the story, was because so much of what we see about the world wars focuses on the pain and sadness, but he'd always been convinced that at some point, somehow, in those years, people must have laughed. That stuck with me, and the play captures the humour and hope that the paper provides brilliantly. Maybe it's naive of me, but I think that resilience under the worst circumstances is an incredibly human quality, and this play really showcases that.
  20. nott theodore

    Poetry Recommendations

    Title: The Poetry Pharmacy Author: multiple / edited by William Sieghart Why I would recommend it: I came across this anthology quite recently but I've already fallen in love with it. Its full title is The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul - I know it sounds clearly, but I've always felt like that's what poetry's really about. The anthology includes a really diverse range of poets - from Maya Angelou and Mary Oliver to Philip Larkin and Hafez - and has "prescriptions" for all sorts of feelings and situations, so there's something for absolutely everyone here. Each poem comes with a foreword/explanation of why it's been selected and a suggestion of how to read it if you're not familiar or comfortable with poetry, too, and I love how this anthology really shows that poetry is about emotion and it really is for everyone.
  21. Ashley

    Favorite Characters

    My favorite character is luna I am naming my service dog in training after her. Then would be hagrid then snape just because he is complicated
  22. Ashley

    Make-up

    I love having someone else do my make up. So much fun. And I have one of my friends wax mine. It's easier that way.
  23. Ashley

    Wizards unite

    Hows the game going. I love it!
  24. Veritaserum27

    Veronica Mars

    Sooooo... any other Marshmallows out there? I discovered the series at the end of the first season and was immediately hooked. A friend gave it to me on DVD and I binged the whole thing over a couple of days. I don't remember if I watched the others as they came out on the CW or if I waited to buy them on DVD, but I know I watched them over and over. I even bought the movie when it came out a couple of years ago. I didn't love the 3rd season as much as the first two and, out of everything, the movie is my least favorite. I was so psyched when season 4 came out and boy it did NOT disappoint. I've watched it all and I won't reveal any spoilers here, but I'd love to discuss it with anyone else who's a fan. I felt like season 4 was back to the original styles of season 1 and 2 - but a little darker. I was really stumped as to who the bomber was and I was suspicious of literally EVERYONE! Let's talk about LoVe or the Meg storyline or the new season!
  25. sibilant

    Original Fiction Discussion/Feedback

    @just.a.willow.tree I just want to say that I had a lot of these doubts when I was writing reorienting and untranslatable but then I was listening to a podcast and the host described how stories that are super personal actually become more universal. And going back to stories that I’ve read in the past that seen so insanely personal, I find the specificness of the experience does actually make it somehow more relatable? It’s a paradox haha, but I hope it’s comforting to you @Pixileanin gosh, I have so much to say about characterization and you’re totally right! The characters are really why the reader cares about the story. Like @Noelle Zingarella I usually start off with the character having just one “thing”, and then I try to dive deeper into that specific thing and really pick it apart. For example, in the brightest pearl (which isn’t OF but could really conceivably be called OF, with a few minor changes), I crafted my main character by first identifying that I wanted her to represent freedom. But then I wanted to think about some the nuances around freedom, especially around forces that strip away freedom, and to think of Mingzhu as the type of person who would resist those forces at all cost. I played with hose threads until her personality and character emerged and became more fully formed. One thing I would encourage is reading more fic and books and watching shows and movies and analyzing the characters. I’ve learned so much about characterization simply from reading fics/books that do it well! I think generally being a perceptive and analytical reader is the most important skill for a writer.
  26. Shadowkat678

    Call for Stories - August

    Story Title: Words and Silences Link: https://hpfanfictalk.com/archive/viewstory.php?sid=1580 Penname: Shadowkat678 Will you be available for Q&A? If so, do you prefer live video, live audio, or text only? I can do audio or video.
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  28. 800 words of heaven

    Reading Challenge 2019

    15) Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships that Changed History - Sam Maggs 63) The Disasters - MK England 88) The Frame-up - Meghan Molin Scott 94) The Blue - Nancy Bilyeau 151) Bloodwitch - Susan Dennard 164) Sal and Gabi Break the Universe - Carlos Hernandez 226) The True Queen - Zen Cho 247) Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare 249) The Two Gentlemen of Verona - William Shakespeare 294) I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life - Anne Bogel 355) The Underwater Ballroom - Stephanie Burgis & Tiffany Trent 356) Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla, Vol 2: Finger to the Bone - John Reilly 357) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part Two - Michael Dante DiMartino 358) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part Three - Michael Dante DiMartino 359) A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare 360) Batman & Dracula: Red Rain - Doug Moench 361) JLA: Earth 2 - Grant Morrison 362) Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia - Greg Rucka 363) Timon of Athens - William Shakespeare 364) Pericles - William Shakespeare 365) Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare 366) The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 371) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot 372) Ayesha at Last - Uzma Jalaluddin 379) Batman by Brian K Vaughan - Brian K Vaughan 392) Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organising and Tidying up - Marie Kondo 402) Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune - Roselle Lim 403) Someone to Honour - Mary Balogh 434) Harry Potter: A Journey through Charms & Defence against the Dark Arts - Pottermore Publishing 452) Death: The Deluxe Edition - Neil Gaiman 479) Talon, Vol 1: Scourge of the Owls - James Tynion IV 483) March: Book One - John Lewis & Andrew Aydin 501) Saga, Vol 1 - Brian K Vaughan
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