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►There are three officials positions that are up for voting. You can vote until August 26th at 9am UTC. Applications are also still open because Gryffindor still needs a prefect. That closes August 27th at 9am UTC.
►It's that time of term again! Voting for superlatives is open until August 26th at 10pm UTC.
►With a new term comes new officials icons. You know you want to make them for Term XXX so go enter up to three sets here before August 27th at 6pm UTC.
► Anie/wasureneba posted a humorous buzzfeed article with Harry Potter words as defined by people who've never read Harry Potter.
► Kat/feuerfunke posted about mini_fest a holiday Harry Potter fest.
► Rachel/moony_blues would like you to check out mood_stillness, an icon challenge community.
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Attention Shop Owners!
Would you like to see your banner here? Then come over to this post to find out how!
Have you ever been hit with a bludger? How does one best avoid them?
- Bludgers Hit Me All Day Even When I'm Not Playing Quidditch"
I am happy to say I've never had the unfortunate experience of being intimately acquainted with a bludger. I would suggest viewing Quidditch in the stands as I have, but as it appears that's also out of the question, you might want to look into whether or not you've the magnetic personality and good looks that bludgers supposedly take a shining to.
Are you scared of ANYTHING? You seem completely brave and fearless 24/7.
Dear Nervous Nelly,
At any given time I have no less than six niggling fears in the back of my mind, and at least two terrors that keep me on my toes. Do not mistake bravery and fearlessness for the same thing — it is one thing to imagine there is nothing terrifying in the world, and another to acknowledge there is and learn to face it regardless.
What is your least favourite gift you've ever received?
I haven't got a least favourite gift. It has always been enough knowing I was in somebody's thoughts.
I've heard that it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Do you find this to be true?
A lonely heart"
Dear A Lonely Heart,
With absolute certainty.
Write to Dumbles
You can write to your headmaster here; Dumbledore will try to respond to all letters, but there may be some delay before he gets to yours. All letters dealt with in strictest confidence.
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hh_sugarquill sortedchallenge hogwartsicons
I hope you are all enjoying the last bit of summer before fall comes around. Here is what's been happening at sortedchallenge. Hold on tight because I have lots of results coming your way! Challenge 9 was all about making movie posters Harry Potter-style.
Beth/prongsy of Gryffindor came in 2nd place, while Kristine/flipflop_diva of Hufflepuff came in 3rd place. Christa/c_hrista of Ravenclaw received the award for "most creative". Stop this way to check out all of the winning graphics.
Icons made a comeback with Challenge 10 where Gryffindor mopped up the points. Gryffindor's Steph/alwaysawkward and Ellie/erzsebet placed 1st and 2nd respectively. Third place was a tie between Michelle/shellzconlon of Gryffindor and Tiffany/growling of Slytherin. Finally, Jenna/jennashaped of Slytherin received the award for "best use of texture".
Challenge 11 was all about picspams and beautiful colouring.
Jenna/jennashaped of Slytherin came in 2nd place, while Ellie/erzsebet came in 3rd place. Sam/valerie_jackson of Hufflepuff received the award for "best coloring". Stop this way to check out all of the winning graphics.
To change things up, Challenge 12 challenged participants by having them create some phone wallpapers featuring some of our favourite villains or with fake backgrounds.
Ravenclaw's Ophelia/ljusastjarnan snagged 2nd place, while Slytherin's Tiffany/growling came in 3rd place. William/mmailliw of Slytherin received the award for "most creative". Stop this way to check out all of the winning graphics.
For the winners of Challenges 9, 10 and 12 who wanted some banners, here they are.
For even more graphics, let's take a quick look at hogwartsicons. Are you looking for some new tunes for your workout session? Krystal/autumn_mist of Slytherin has the thing for you with Hermione's Workout Mix.
Stop by Krytal's post to check out some of the songs.
Stop by Michi/heartsignite of Gryffindor's post to check out some great icons and wallpapers. This wallpaper is so beautiful that even those who don't ship Draco with Hermione should appreciate it.
Art fans are in for a treat. hh_sugarquill is displaying some great and diverse pieces lately. Kat/feuerfunke of Hufflepuff drew this adorable portrait of a young Norbert.
Stop by Kat's post to leave a comment.
If cute isn't your thing, and you like art that is a bit darker, come on this way. Beth/prongsy of Gryffindor took up Challenge 49: Dark Creature.
Stop by Beth's post to leave a comment.
Evy/slumber of Ravenclaw drew a Ginny who looks like she could take on any dementor that came her way.
Stop by Evy's post to leave a comment.
That's it for this edition of the Daily Prophet. If you want more art and graphics, do stop by our lovely communities. Keep on being creative and making beautiful work, and you might find yourself in the spotlight in our next edition!
The Chosen One in Hogwarts
A reliable source tells me that the Chosen One snuck into Hogwarts to give a certain blue haired godson some infamous Weasley Wizzards Wheezes products. So stay tuned for some hilarious action!
Teachers Are Insane!
I know for sure that all the teachers come together every saturday and play drinking games! A certain teacher known to look great in pink always needs to get levitated to bed cause he's too sloshed to walk!
Got gossip? Tell us here!
Hey there Flourish visitors,
+ The Oscar winning movie theme is running out this week, so make sure to check this list here if you deliver any tags related to those movies (quotes, stills or fan art) and get your extra point. And repeated images is still active as well, so go for the themed tag points people ;)
+ For all the stall owners from the Flourish Bazaar, go look at this post and make sure you deliver those tags before the end of August to get your points and make your customers happy! And also submit the points at the tally post before the deadline. It's about a week we have left, so let's get cracking!
+ Don't forget to vote for the Flourish Superlatives and consider signing up to help with the banner making here.
+ We sadly had to say goodbye to quite a few shops, and there are a bunch of open spots ready to be filled. Gryffindor has 2 spots, Hufflepuff has 3, Ravenclaw has 4 and Slytherin 1, so if you are interested in having a shop, just apply over here and start making people happy with tags :)
And now I have something extra special for the last issue of the term. I sat down with the wonderful Nikki/nikkikitty and Whitney/csichick_2 to chat about being Flourish Mods (in Nikki's case for, like... ever^^). I hope you enjoy it :)
Martine: So back in the day when you applied for the Flourish mod position, what motivated you to apply for exactly this one out of all the mod positions?
Whitney: This is my third term in HIH and I wanted to get more involved. As active as I am in Flourish — both in having a shop and doing A LOT of ordering — it seemed like a good fit.
Nikki:: Flourish is my favorite subcomm at HiH. Making graphics is my favorite hobby, and I love helping facilitate others being able to share their graphics too.
Martine: I can see that it's your favorite. I've been at HiH for almost 3 years now and I can't remember a term where you didn't mod Flourish. Is there something specific that makes you come back to apply?
Nikki:: Modding really keeps me super active, always checking the shops for updates. It gives me a reason to always be up-to-date on everyone's new tags... and inspires me to keep mine up to date, too.
Martine: How do you guys do that, by the way, keeping an eye on all the updates and deliveries? I can hardly keep an eye on my own shop sometimes XD
Nikki:: I track the comm, so I get an email every time there's a new post. That way I can make sure they're using the correct tags for the post and then update our spreadsheets accordingly.
Whitney: I track all the posts in the community to make sure I don't miss a post — though sometimes there's a backlog of Flourish posts in my inbox.
Martine: Those spreadsheets must be impressive! Do you have one for ideas for the monthly theme too or do you simply discuss what you could do and decide based on what has been done lately/in the past in general?
Whitney: We discuss that once it comes time for thinking about a new theme. Though I believe all of them this term so far were among the ones we suggested on our mod applications.
Nikki:: Whitney said it perfectly. We also take suggestions from the members, too, in hopes that themes they're excited about will generate lots of beautiful new tags :)
Martine: Any theme you have been really proud of this term so far?
Nikki:: I think the favorite characters theme got the shopkeepers really excited. There were so many fun new tags once people signed up with their favorites.
Whitney: I really enjoyed that theme, though I didn't end up making as many tags as I would have liked because life happened. Though I still have 10GB of CSI screencaps to work through.
Martine: Wow that is a lot of screencaps^^ Looking at all the different things you got to do as mods for the comm, is there a part you can pick that you like best?
Whitney: Even though it's tedious and I tend to do it in giant blocks instead of as updates come in, I do enjoy updating the directory. It lets me see all the new tags that people are making, which is something I didn't always pay attention to before.
Nikki:: One of the things I love most is something that Whitney hasn't gotten to do yet this term — the superlatives. I love being able to see everyone's hard work and creativity be rewarded by their peers and friends.
Martine: Yeah Superlatives are fun, I'm always excited when I get a nomination somewhere^^ I bet it's hard to pick the mod's choice out of all the shops that are around for a term.
Nikki:: It's incredibly hard! In the past, we've really wanted to spotlight shops that sometimes don't get the love they deserve.
Martine: That's great that you're looking out for your shopkeepers :) So besides your mod duties and looking at the comm in general, what do you like most about Flourish?
Nikki:: I love that there is something for everyone! If you love cats, someone has cat tags. If you love Disney princesses, someone has those tags. No matter what you love, there's someone who can make it for you.
Whitney: I like that it actively keeps me making graphics. Before I had a shop, I could easily go a month without opening Gimp at all. There's still some I can learn, but looking back at my older graphics, I've definitely improved.
Martine: Since Nikki just mentioned the fact that someone will make what you love into a tag, how different is it when you oversee Flourish at Hogsmeade or the stalls at the Flourish Bazaar when things work in somewhat other ways then usual and also people who don't have a shop (yet)?
Nikki:: There's always a bunch more questions than usual, but that's what Whitney and I are here for — making things as fun and easy for everyone, from beginners to veteran graphic makers. I like doing activities like Hogsmeade and the Bazaar because it gets fresh new faces involved who otherwise wouldn't participate at Flourish.
Whitney: With the Bazaar, we have to keep a lot closer eye on things because some people maxed out very quickly. But it's fun to see fresh exciting tags, especially with the Bazaar. I know I requested things that aren't currently in anyone's shop. Or in a couple cases, things that are only in my shop.
Martine: Do you have any advice for the fresh faces who might want to open a shop and are trying out the experience at the Bazaar right now or are thinking about trying it during Hogsmeade?
Whitney: If you're on the fence about opening a shop, definitely apply for Hogsmeade. It's pretty low-pressure and you don't need to have a ton of tags to offer. That's what I did, and I ended up applying for a shop shortly after.
Nikki:: It's okay to start small. A lot of Hogsmeade shopkeepers have been doing it for years so they've got dozens of tags every Hogsmeade weekend. But even a Hogsmeade shop with only 10 tags can be a fun way to experience the weekend a little more.
Martine: And any advice for those who are already shopkeepers and also the Flourish customers?
Nikki:: For Flourish customers, my advice is to check the Directory! You never know what fun things you can discover there.
Whitney: Definitely! I know when I put in updates, I always notice something I didn't see before.
Nikki:: Current shopkeepers, my advice would be to make tags of things you love. I always find my most creative tags are usually things I'm passionate about.
Whitney: I agree. That's where most of my inspiration comes from.
Martine: Already at the last question, which is the obligatory 'Do you think you'll apply for the position again next term' question XD
Whitney: I would like to, but I have to see what happens with my schedule. I'm currently applying for jobs, so it could be changing pretty soon.
Martine: What about you Nikki?
Nikki:: Of course, I am definitely planning to! I will help mod at Flourish as long as the people at HiH vote me in :)
Martine: Yay :) So now that we are at the end, thank you both for doing this interview! Any last words for the Prophet readers?
Whitney: I just want to say that I'm really enjoying modding Flourish and if anyone is thinking about applying for a shop but still unsure, give it a try!
Nikki:: Whitney is right — if you're even thinking about applying for a shop, just take the plunge! It's totally worth it.
This has been the Flourish Column. Stay tuned next for a mysterious link that may or may not change your life forever.
Don't be afraid, I just exist to help you.
Have fun at Flourish HiH, have fun!
Hello animagi! Let's check out what's been going in hih_animagus.
There are 5 new animagi, courtesy of July's batch — Jennifer/nanerbear the Snowshoe Hare, Morgan/wizbey the Natterer’s Bat, Clara/nevarren the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Olivia/ohcaptain the Kea, and Ellie/erzsebet the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Welcome :D I hope you're all settling comfortably into your new forms.
The August Batch, which again has 5 applications, so lots of points/knuts up for grabs, is currently accepting votes until August 28th, 11pm UTC. Go help your fellow HiH members find their spirit animals! If you've never voted before, you can find more information here, and you can consult unscreened votes on past applications. Make sure you check the hih_animagus profile to confirm your chosen animal isn't already taken!
The first August activity had members voting on fictional characters' animagus forms. Check out what people said and the results of the activity here. August's second activity is Disney Animal Stamping! Go submit an app and be stamped as Tiana from The Princess and The Frog, Abu from Aladdin, Simba from Lion King, Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, or Mushu from Mulan. Deadline is August 28th at 11pm UTC.
While having an animagus form isn't required to participate in Animagus activities, it's a good idea to check whether you are still registered if you haven't participated in awhile. If you'd like to reclaim an animagus form you had in the past, you'll need to comment here. If you'd like a new form, and haven't reapplied in the past six months, you'll need to leave a comment here saying why your form no longer fits you in order to get the go ahead to reapply. And if you've never applied before, what are you waiting for? Buy The Standard Book of Spells Vol 1-3 from Diagon Alley, then submit your application here!
Finally, I'd like to give a big thank you to Jess/rhye and Carola/carola_d for all the work they did in Animagus this term! Thank you for the fun times :)
Another Hogmeade weekend has come to a close. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. Though hopefully you weren’t as sleep deprived.
Results are in for the following activities, so check them out: Lisa Frank’s Rainbow Dreams, Time Travel and You, Wicked Fashion, Hogwarts Icons Sig Tag Sale, By the Sentence, Sorted Challenge Through Time, TARDIS Roulette, Classify Galaxies, Victorian Medicine, Sugarquill Fic and Art Exchange, When in the World is Carmen San Diego, Rescribo!, and The Order’s Time Travelling Karaoke.
If you participated in Avi/flyingharmony’s Murder Through Time activity, you can pick up a banner here.
Don’t forget to check the Flourish Delivery Post. Even if you didn’t order any tags, there may be gift tags waiting for you. Check here for information about the Delivery Spreadsheet — it’s any easy way to make sure you didn’t miss any tags.
While the next weekend is still awhile away, we need to elect mayors first. You can vote here. There are three candidates for you to choose from.
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We went all of July with no new cubs, but we got one this month!!!! WELCOME Amorette/amorette!!!!
Lions Wandering the Halls of HIH
Alex/gryffinwhore: Spiral Queen
Martine/la_loony: Lost in the Woods
Alexandra/coolceruleanblu: The Knitted Cauldron
Steph/alwaysawkward: That's Irrelevant
Ellie/erzsebet: Drama Bomb
Michi/heartsignite: A Songbird's Dream
We have 2 slots open if you are interested in running a shop!
Ellie/erzsebet : 5 wallpapers
Julian/asphodel_rain : 2 fanmixes, 10 banners, 5 icons, 1 fanmix
Michi/heartsignite : 20 icons and 3 wallpapers
Morgan/wizbey : 16 banners
Beth/prongsy : 16 bannersl
Michelle/shellzconlon : 16 banners
Anah/a_deadletter : 14 banners and 1 fanmix
Ellie/erzsebet : Dobby Haiku
Michi/heartsignite : Fic: Houses of Hogwarts, 4 Acrostics: Houses of Hogwarts, 3 ficlets: The Tale of the Toaster, Of Shocks and Surprises, Hoping for Friendship, 3 Drabbles: Not So Sweet Serenades, Bested, Envy is Red and Pink, 3 Drabbles: When the Fat Lady Sings, Once Upon a Letter, Fed Up, Fic: The Inconvenient Bride
Julian/asphodel_rain : Ficlet: With Purpose
Morgan/wizbey : 25 Haikus, Ficlets: The Scariest Thing, The First Task - Harry, The First Task - Fleur, The First Task - Cedric, The First Task - Krum, Drabbles: Soft Kisses, Their Day, Kiss Me I'm Irish, Final Battle the way it should have ended, Fic: Suddenly and Forever
Anah/a_deadletter : Fic: Tranquility, Fic: Green Light Night, Drabble: A Plea, Fic: Someday the Sun Will Die and I'll Grow Cold
Maryann/memeann012084 : Drabble: Responsible for Life, Fic: Uniquely Gryffindor
Beth/prongsy : Art: Lily Lane, Daily Prophet, Art: Pirate!Holly, Art: Various Magical Creatures
Jamie/daughterjudy : Fic: Before Hogwarts: A History
Michi/heartsignite won 2nd place in Writer's Block 5!
Beth/prongsy won 3rd place in Writer's Block 5!
Heather/lovestyle won 3rd place in Artist's Block 1!
Ellie/erzsebet won 1st place in Sorted Challenge 9!
Beth/prongsy won 2nd place in Sorted Challenge 9!
Steph/alwaysawkward won 1st place in Sorted Challenge 10!
Ellie/erzsebet won 2nd place in Sorted Challenge 10!
Michelle/shellzconlon won 3rd place in Sorted Challenge 10!
Ellie/erzsebet won 3rd place in Sorted Challenge 11!
Wow did you guys up your game this month! Especially in Sugarquill! So much participation, I may just faint!
I have loved writing about all of our glory this term, and I greatly look forward to continuing next term! Remember: you guys are AWESOME!!!!!!
the_puff_house|Flourish Shoppes|Puffs of the Round Table
Happy almost end of term, Puffs! Can you guys believe it? Where does the time go?
Before we get started, I just want to send a big thank you out to our amazing prefects this term, Crystal/bluemermaid and Dani/pinkphoenix1985, for all their hard work. You guys rocked, and Puff was lucky to have you!
Now to focus on a few more people — we have some bb!badgers and a returning badger to welcome back! Everyone, say hello to Sara/arctic_comet, Kisa/fluttershy_kisa, Helena/helenarickman, Megan/mahmfic, Poppy/mercurialdragon and Bri/stilinskiargent! You can find Sara’s intro post here, Poppy’s here, Megan’s here and Helena’s here.
The CR has been hopping this week
Also, if you did at least five activities in the past week, make sure you leave the links here! The prize claiming post will be up soon, and who doesn’t love prizes?
The in-house has been posted, and it’s a super cute jigsaw puzzle. You have until 10pm UTC on August 30 to solve it.
The results of the icon battle, hosted by Caitie/caitieness, have been posted. Here are a few of the awesome icons that were made:
Made by Sam/valerie_jackson, Johanna/monkiainen, Nic/rosy_nic, Whitney/csichick_2 and Caitie/caitieness
And now for a few Badger shoutouts to awesomesauce Puffs!
• Congrats to Whitney/csichick_2 for being named named the next Defense Against the Dark Arts leader!
• Congrats to Meredith/meredith44, Sam/valerie_jackson and Sara/arctic_comet and Amber/stephenamell for being our latest Star Sorters!
• Congrats to Avi/flyingharmony for placing first and Kristy for placing third in the Hogsmeade activity Sorted Challenge Through Time!
• Congrats to Kat/feuerfunke for placing second in Artist Block 2: Hybrid Creatures and first in Sorted Challenge 12: Phone Wallpapers!
• Congrats to Sam/valerie_jackson for winning best coloring in Sorted Challenge 11: Picspams!
• And finally, congrats to EVERYONE for stepping it up and winning a bunch of Hogsmeade activities and Clubs activities! I knew you guys could do it <333
Also, remember, you can still be social without being active. Check out the weekly roundups for exciting news, stop by Puff Chat to hang with Avi, Caitie, Crystal, Kat, Sam, Whitney and me or come add your name to the spreadsheet.
Until next edition, love you guys lots!
Hello again! It's Emma/storminmay, your Claw Correspondent for Term XXIX. Also, idk why this issue's column is Pinky Pie-themed but HAY LET'S JUST GO WITH IT
Which Claws are flying high? Check it out:
Our Star Sorters since the last issue have consisted of Andie/tralfamadore, Bei/sapphoatsunset, and Ithilienne/alethiometric. Great job elaborating on those votes, bbs!
All of Ravenclaw's accomplishments from this term are being showcased in the ~TROPHY CABINET~, so go and admire the shinies (and our prefects' pwnsome coding skillz).
Awesome job, lovelies!
Until next time, stay flawless, Claws!
Welcome to another edition of "Cunningfolk", where I give you a roundup of all the great things that have been going on in our house!
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER for Heidi/internet_self, Eve/renovatio_lucis, Olivia/ohcaptain and Alice/inthespout for becoming our NEWEST Star Sorters of Term XXIX!! Speaking of Star Sorters ... have you been collecting your tags? Now everyone who votes on an applicant gets a shiny tag to display! In case you've been bored (or are new to the dungeons) and were wondering how you can get involved and earn some points for our noble house, I would definitely recommend checking out either the Motivational Monday or the Snake Attack Sunday posts.
And last, but not least, don't forget to WIN!! WIN!! SLYTHERIN!!
Now on to Slytherins Around HiH!
SLYTHERINS AT HH_CLUBS:
• William/mmailliw has posted a new event for the Insomniacs Club that can be viewed HERE. Make sure you're on the ROSTER to get those bonus points! Also, don't forget because this is the club for INSOMNIACS.. all of your comments must be made between 10pm and 8am in your local time to count for points!
• Cyn/cyn_ful has posted a new event for the Ministry of Magic that can be viewed HERE. Make sure you're on the ROSTER to get those bonus points!
• Tiffany/growling has posted a new event for the Potions Club that can be viewed HERE. Make sure you're on the ROSTER to get those bonus points!
SLYTHERINS AT SORTED CHALLENGE:
• Congratulations are in order for Tiffany/growling for taking THIRD PLACE and William/mmailliw for winning Most Creative in Challenge #12
• Congratulations are in order for Tiffany/growling for taking FIRST PLACE and Jenna/jennashaped for taking SECOND PLACE in Challenge #11
• Congratulations are in order for Tiffany/growling for taking THIRD PLACE and Jenna/jennashaped for winning BEST USE OF TEXTURE in Challenge #10
SLYTHERINS AT SUGARQUILL:
• Cyn/cyn_ful has posted a fic entitled Return to Sender that may be viewed HERE, a fic entitled Bison!Draco that may be viewed HERE, a fic entitled Tears of Pride that may be viewed HERE, and a drabble entitled Hurricane that may be viewed HERE
• Alice/superficiality has posted artwork entitled Gellert Grindelwald that may be viewed HERE
SLYTHERINS AT HOGWARTSICONS:
• Jenna/jennashaped has posted 12 EMMA ICONS AND 2 EMMA FO BANNERS that may be viewed HERE
• Krystal/autumn_mist has posted Hermione's Workout Fanmix that may be viewed HERE
SLYTHERINS AT HH_FLOURISH:
• Don't forget, you can order a MAX of 10 sigtags from ALL our Slytherin shops located at hh_flourish if you find any that strike your fancy. Our current shop keepers are:
Krystal/autumn_mist with Accio Malfoy
Trin/belladiavolo with Serpensortia
Cyn/cyn_ful with Ultimate Surprises
Olivia/deshi_basara with three a.m.
Tiffany/growling with Riddikulus
Jenna/jennashaped with Lambent Dreams
Rachel/moony_blues with MoonyDoodles
Eve/renovatio_lucis with Needful Things
Sam/surmise with Ɣ∃ʁɨϯɐᎦ (Veritas)
OR if you are graphically inclined yourself, why not apply for a spot?. There is currently still ONE spot available!
And always remember Slytherin House — You ARE AWESOME!
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