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The Daily Prophet: Term XXX, Issue 4

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Term XXX, Issue 04                                                                                                                              October 27, 2014


Welcome to hogwartsishome! You will find many great people and many, many fun things to do. We hope you'll have a great time with us at Hogwarts!

Common rooms:
gryff_lions the_puff_house
ravenclaw_house cunningfolk

Diagon Alley: The place to buy all your HIH needs!



Activity: Traffic Report
Participation Points: Participation Only- 10pts/5kts, +5 points if you own a subscription to the Daily Prophet
Deadline: Saturday, November 8th, 11:59pm UTC
Details: Draw the current traffic outlook for your chosen method of wizarding travel (floo network, knight bus, train, flying, etc)

Submit your entries here!

Results!
Activity: Business Reviews
Participation Points: Participation Only- 10pts/5kts, +5 points if you own a subscription to the Daily Prophet

House Totals:
Gryffindor:
0
Hufflepuff: 60
Ravenclaw: 75
Slytherin: 15



By sapphoatsunset

Announcements

► Sam/pretty_panther is the new Ravenclaw Prefect alongside Bei/sapphoatsunset. And we are all immensely grateful that she stepped up to the plate

Reminders

September's Hogwarts Icons Round Up was posted with shinies for top earners and diverse makers in the month. Go check it out and leave love for all your fellow graphic makers!
► Come welcome our September Newbies! No, you still can’t eat them.
Diagon Alley has been restocked! Flourish & Blotts is still being finicky, so if you'd like to purchase any items from there, make sure to leave a comment on that post so Evy can take care of you.

Now Hiring

The Daily Prophet is hiring! As of press time, we're still looking for a Clubs Correspondent and a Writing Spotlight columnist. You'll need to be able to write an article twice a month, and you'll get paid in points and knuts (and bonus points if you do both articles that month) for your house! More details at the post.
Appeals is hiring! hih_appeals is on the lookout for a back-up Slytherin judge to fill out its roster of judges. Requirements are strong canon knowledge, reliability, and low-drama. Discretion of utmost importance as well. Payment is 10 knuts an appeal, any time one occurs. Fill out the form and apply!

Just for Fun

► Cyn/cyn_ful wants to know what you think of Harry Potter-themed weddings.
► Steph/lotrangel17 invites you to join Avenger Land.
► Megan/mahmfic invites you to join Middleland.
► Alice/superficiality wants you to talk about How Wizards Do Money.
► Shannon/sanalith would like you to join lands_of_magic, a Once Upon a Time landcomm.

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By slumber

"Dear Dumbledore,

I've always wondered... why don't we ever dress up for Halloween at Hogwarts? I mean, I know that we celebrate, with the big dinner and the treats, and the decorations, but it's the complete opposite in the Muggle world (we dress up in costumes and go door to door looking for candy). I just find it curious, especially since the dressing up was always my favourite part of the holiday.

Sincerely,
Wants To Play Dress Up"


Dear Wants To Play Dress Up,

You must be one of our students from North America! Dressing up in costumes isn't a particularly big tradition this side of the pond, but some of the Muggles here used to be involved in something called guising, which I believe is close to your trick-or-treating. If I'm not mistaken, Salem Institute holds a massive costume ball during Halloween, though of course Hogwarts has its own traditions.

Yours,
Albus


"Dear Professor Dumbledore,

Since you know everything, you should know this: How exactly does one become a ghost? I think I would quite like to haunt people after I die. It sounds fun! I tried to ask Peeves for advice, but he seemed a bit offended. So maybe you could help me out?

Signed,
Wanting a Ghost's Life"


Dear Wanting a Ghost's Life,

I suppose that's because Peeves is a poltergeist and not a ghost — there are some differences between the two. As for your question, however, I would ask that you think it through. Often, becoming a ghost isn't the kind of thing that one chooses to be for happy reasons, and there is no reprieve from it. Very rarely will you be able to simply stop haunting because you're tired of it. If you would like to know more, I encourage you to ask either the Fat Friar or Sir Nick, as they're more likely to be open about their ghostly experiences.

Yours,
Albus


"Dear Dumbledore,

Since you love muggle candy, I'm sure you wish you could participate in trick-or-treating on Halloween. What would you dress up as?

Curiously,
A Sour Patch Kid"


Dear A Sour Patch Kid,

I've always wanted to be a ballerina.

Yours,
Albus


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.

If you would like to write an article for a future issue of the Daily Prophet, please comment at the signup sheet.







Term XXX, Issue 04                                                                                                                              Page 2

By la_loony






hh_sugarquill
By monkiainen

It’s time to have yet another look at the world of fanfiction! Let’s see what has happened in hh_sugarquill after the last edition. I’m certain everyone has found a fic(let) of their liking from the selection our fanfic writers have offered us lately.

The second Saturday Special for October was themed “pumpkin”. Sam/pretty_panther gave us Times Gone By, where Harry doesn’t enjoy Halloween as much as everyone around him. Other fics you might enjoy reading are Spectrum Of Joy by Crystal/bluemermaid, a lovely Ginny/Luna piece; All The Night-Tide by Jalen/jalenstrix where Severus contemplates his love for Lily; and last but not least, Drift by Evy/slumber, where Harry Potter universe meets with the Pacific Rim one.

October Fic/Art Bingo is up! Go claim your randomized Bingo Card here, and start writing! You have until the end of November to complete a row and earn some extra points to your house.

Results for the Writer’s Block #2 are in. Bei/sapphoatsunset took first place with Entry C, while Jalen/jalenstrix and Evy/slumber came in second and third with Entries B and E. That also meant a triple victory for Ravenclaw, congratulations! You can read all the entries here. The next Writer’s Block is already up: This time the theme is to write a fic using the theme of Elation. You have until November 2 at 11:59pm UTC to submit your entries here.

We’ll see again at the next edition of Daily Prophet. Remember to leave the feedback for all the lovely authors at hh_sugarquill :)



hh_sugarquill sortedchallenge hogwartsicons
By evening12

Welcome welcome to another dose of graphics and art! First off, let's share some results over at sortedchallenge. Challenge 5 saw some beautiful big graphics. Check out the winners over here. Sara/arctic_comet of Hufflepuff took 1st place with a Hermione and Ron graphic.



Ravenclaw's Bei/sapphoatsunset took 2nd place, while housemate Meg/watchpoint placed 3rd. Tiffany/growling of Slytherin received the award for "best use of text". Challenge 6 raised some concerns in the voting and as a result some rules were made more explicit.

Any graphics that are NOT HP-related will be disqualified completely and not counted for participation points. Also, please keep in mind that voting is *anonymous* and your entry should not give away your identity.

And now for the fun part, the graphics! Here are the lovely sigtags that placed in Challenge 6.

1st: Meg/watchpoint of Ravenclaw


2nd: Avi/flyingharmony of Hufflepuff


Tied 3rd: Tiffany/growling of Slytherin


Tied 3rd: Bei/sapphoatsunset of Ravenclaw


Best Image Selection: Evy/slumber of Ravenclaw



We've had all sorts of graphics posted at hogwartsicons. Here is a small sample of what our great graphic makers have been creating. From Hufflepuff, Bri/stilinskiargent shared some awesome looking phone wallpapers.


Make sure to stop by Bri's post to see all of the phone wallpapers.


Sam/pretty_panther took up the 10 Variations Challenge with images featuring the Golden Trio.


Stop by Sam's post to see the rest of the icons.


If you've been craving some color bars, Megan/mahmfic of Hufflepuff has just the thing for you with 20 color bars! Have some love for a few of the less showcased characters/actors.



Stop by Megan's post to see all of the color bars.


Things are still a bit slow art-wise at over at hh_sugarquill but here are a few things I pulled from the archives.

Gryffindor's Alex/gryffinwhore knitted a Harry Potter-inspired washcloth earlier in the year.


Get inspired to knit something useful and stop byAlex's post


Posted all the way back in 2012, Gryffindor's Heather/lovestyle shared some sketches with us.


There are some great sketches in that post so do take a peak at Heather's post


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!



hh_clubs
By wasureneba

Clubs is bumping right now; it's time to get your pre-Halloween party on!



Club leaders, don't forget to get your points in before the deadline of 5p UTC on November 1! And club participants — as always, make sure you've got your bonus items. Check over at the Bonus Items Registery to make sure you're up-to-date (yours truly just discovered that she was out of photo-developing potion!).

We've got results in from a number of clubs, including the Ministry of Magic, who showed us that Hufflepuffs apparently know their Ministry best (congrats, Puffs!), and Astronomy Club, which sponsored a debate on what we'll do when the sun dies.

Even more thrilling than results, though, is the plethora of activities that end this week! If you're looking for a way to get in some last-minute points this week, check out some of these:


  • The Slug Club offers its Halloween Bash, ending at 3:59a UTC on Friday! Whether or not Sanguini will be there, we're not sure.
  • Transfiguration Club offers you a unique chance to build a dream house for an HP character using an online Lego builder. Go forth and build.





  • Need to get your game on instead? Dueling Club sponsors Duels Against Humanity for some cheeky action.
  • Perhaps instead of parties and games, you're sitting alone with your cat and your cauldron, daydreaming of the frights you'll give to children on Halloween. Divination Club has some mysterious spirits in its logic puzzle.


The above is only a brief smattering of what's going on at clubs right now; you can see the rest at the weekly reminder or just by browsing the current tag. There's always something to be done!



By sapphoatsunset

Okay guys. So a bit of a pause in your regularly scheduled Darkside programming because your author is made of fail and can’t remember which box things are packed in. So instead...... I bring you.....

My favourite zodiac tumblrs and examples of things they post!

shitthesignssay! I just discovered this recently, and it’s full of amusing things, like this timely list of Horror Movies for all the signs (all the originals, of course), and the following humorous Taurus proposal. XD


click me to enlarge



zodiacsociety is a fun blog that posts quotes and pictures along with character trait images like the following about our fellow Librans.



thezodiaccity also posts a lot of character trait images like the below about Leos.



juzzodiac, which provides humorous things like reaction gifs from the perspectives of the different signs. The below is apparently the standard Cancerian reaction to being confronted by an authority figure. Any confirmation from the masses? XD



And finally...

hipsterzodiac, which posts fun things like this super gorgeous Aries trait picspam and these famous Pisces celebrities!

Signing off for now!




Shake It, F.
It is quite common that choir masters are fond of music, but did you know that no one else but Hogwarts' choir master secretly listens to Muggle tunes? He was seen dancing happily through the corridors while humming a famous Muggle song. Is he perhaps trying to lead the school's choir to completely new paths?

Money, Money, Money
During the past weekends Hogsmeade trip a lot of students were seen gambling in the back alley of the Hogsmeade Village. Was this interhouse unity or a way for certain house members to rip other house members off?!

Falling Over Each Other
Fall term is heating up at Hogwarts, and apparently so are the hormones of students. A head boy and head girl were caught not doing homework in the Astronomy Tower, and the next day, two seventh year Quidditch players were spotted having more fun than usual on their brooms. We hear the professors are not pleased by the extra patrols they are now finding themselves doing to make sure the corridors are clear of all extracurricular activities, so to speak.

Got gossip? Tell us here!

By nearlyconscious




hh_flourish
By la_loony

Hello Flourish visitors,

Halloween has come to Flourish — if you want some spooky tags you should have a look around right now!

+ SQ-sized tags are still a theme, but the animal theme has ended, so keep your eyes open for the new theme to be announced soon.
+ Hogsmeade happened. I hope you guys had tons of fun! To remember it, you might've ordered tags for yourself and your friends, so check out the delivery spreadsheet our fantastic Flourish mods put together. Maybe somebody got you a surprise tag ;)
+ There is always room for more shops. Slytherin, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw have 3 spots open each and Hufflepuff 2, so if you are interested in having a shop, just apply over here.

And now a word from our shopkeepers ... about their fellow shopkeepers.


1. What do you think is the story behind the shop name?
Kristine/flipflop_diva: Well, based on the other references in her shop, I’m going to guess it’s a song. Perhaps a song or a musical artist that is really important or meaningful to Bei?
Samantha/surmise: I'm pretty sure it's from Bastille's song, Bad Blood :3 (Since she uses the lyrics throughout her updates and deliveries ;D)

2. Which three tags in the shop are your favorite?
Kristine/flipflop_diva: This is so hard, because Bei has so many really original and really gorgeous tags!

I love her Chinese Zodiac Babies tags. They are so simple, yet so striking and just adorable. And the font and colors just all work really well. These are the tags I just look at and get all ‘awwwww’ over.

I love the image she chose for this one, as well as the placement of the text. It just gives it such a nice balance, and the coloring is really gorgeous, too.

The coloring on her Alice in Wonderland tags are so gorgeous, I can’t stop staring at them. And I think this one is my favorite of the bunch because of the expression on her face. I just can’t look away.

Samantha/surmise:

ELSA OKAY. AND ALL THE DIFFERENT HAIR STYLES

I actually really like every tag she has in the horoscope portions but... SCORPIOS. SCORPIOS ARE THE BEST.

I have a thing for lights and words and typography and the like so obviously :B

3. What kind of tags would you love to see from the shopkeeper?
Kristine/flipflop_diva: She has so much already! But I think the only thing I can think of is maybe expanding her stock section some more. I’d love some other fashion tags from her, or even some food tags. Everything she makes is just beautiful, and I think she could do some amazing things with those.
Samantha/surmise: I would love to see more photography-stock ! :D

What is the story behind your shop's name?
Bei/sapphoatsunset: Uh, there's not really one. I was crazy addicted to Bastille when I opened the shop. Still love them but I'm actually pondering renaming my shop soon. I like the way "bad blood" sounds, but I've gotten a bit bored, oops.


1. What do you think is the story behind the shop name?
Kristine/flipflop_diva: I believe Veritas is a goddess in Roman mythology, so I’d guess it was named after her, but as for why, I’m not really sure. Sam really believes in the truth above all else?

Bei/sapphoatsunset: Again, I'm pretty clueless. My best guess is this has something to do with truthiness.

2. Which three tags in the shop are your favorite?
Kristine/flipflop_diva: Ohhh, another hard choice.


This one is my favorite! I love, love, love how the clouds are almost obscuring the lighthouse and you just see it kind of peeking out. The colors are just beautiful, too, and I like how the text is visible but doesn’t take away from the image.

The text placement on this one is just perfect! And I love the colors. The lightning in the image is spectacular. I mean, who wouldn’t want this tag?

I love Mickey, so this one really strikes me. It’s a touch of nostalgia, and I love that the image is so huge and striking.

Bei/sapphoatsunset:

This makes me giggle. And I believe I pounced on ordering it as soon as the update came through. (If not, I should really rectify that because obviously I dreamed it.) I love the image choice, and the font pairing fits very nicely.


Because music. I love how cute this tag is, and the font placement in conjunction with the other elements in the image.


One thing surmise does spectacularly is stock images. She has an eye for choosing images that have a measure of life to them, which is something you can see in both her current shop and in previous shops. I really enjoy the image of the raging storm here with the nice serif font choice. She also is a dab hand at using serif (which is something I need to work on more often haha)

3. What kind of tags would you love to see from the shopkeeper?
Kristine/flipflop_diva: More of everything! Sam has such a great style, so I was sad when I came to the end of her catalogue. I think she could make some amazing travel tags — cities, mountains, forests — I’d love to see those!
Bei/sapphoatsunset: I feel like she would make really awesome rock music tags, and I would want to eat them all up.

What is the story behind your shop's name?
Samantha/surmise: Haha. Umm. VERITAS comes from the Latin word for truth. I previously had a shop (long time ago) called AEQUITAS, if anyone remembers, and that one means justice, equality, etc. These two names are inspired by the movie BOONDOCK SAINTS! I prefer Aequitas more because NORMAN REEEEEEEEEEDUS but Veritas is a much more pretty word and I think more well known with people haha. I might go through a name-change again, but eh. Who knows :b


1. What do you think is the story behind the shop name?
Bei/sapphoatsunset: Oh my... I'm not sure... I have a feeling it's some sort of reference to something but I'm typically out of the loop on things... All that comes to mind is living happily ever after...
Samantha/surmise: Hmm... Well, it sounds like something from a fairy tale? LOLL. Kinda like "happily ever after" except a different word for the end XD;

2. Which three tags in the shop are your favorite?
Bei/sapphoatsunset:

I love the rain-like texture in these. They're so smooth and muted and beautiful.


This just makes me giggle :D Anything that makes me giggle is a win. And it's both simple and readable, which is always a plus :)


YODAAAAAAAAAA. Seriously, I love Yoda so much, and I love how Kristine excels at crisp, clean tags. Looking through her stuff, it looks like I really need to go place some orders!

Samantha/surmise: #27 of the YUMMY FOOD series!

#2 of Stock Quotes because hnnnnnng, the pens.

And and ALL OF THE KITTIES AND PUPPIES like super cute tags are super cute tags haha. But if I gotta choose...

THIS ONE 'CAUSE HUSKIES

3. What kind of tags would you love to see from the shopkeeper?
Bei/sapphoatsunset: Patterns! I love pattern and stock tags, and wish more people made them. :)
Samantha/surmise: Hmm. I don't know ! I like the House Pride stuff that they have though, so maybe more House pride stuffs? *__*

What is the story behind your shop's name?
Kristine/flipflop_diva: I really love Disney and fairytales and happy endings (at least, graphics wise), and when I decided I wanted to have a shop, I thought I’d have a lot of those types of tags. So I contemplated just naming it Happily Ever After, but I decided it wasn’t original enough, so I thought Evermore gave the same idea but was a little different. So there you go! lol

~~~

This has been the Flourish Column. Stay tuned next for surprise tags. They might jump up from behind your couch and yell 'SURPRISE', so you have been warned ...

Careful, they are definitely hiding here.

Have fun at Flourish HiH, have fun!



hih_animagus
By valerie_jackson

Animagus is doing well, and there are lots of fun things to take part in this month!

Results are in for the Wanted Animagus, with Ravenclaw leading the way and Hufflepuff a very close second.

October's second activity — Eye of the Tiger — is a simple puzzle that should take you less than ten minutes. Seriously, go do it, make your house proud. You just have to match animal eyes to their names. Super simple.

Now is a great time to fill out an application for the November batch; haven't you always wondered what your spirit animal is?

There is now a trophy case for Animagus! There are some adorable badges to be had for voting and any of the other activities. Check out the Trophy Cabinet over here.

It's not required to have your own animagus form to participate in any of the Wilderness activities, but there are always bonus points to be had. If you haven't participated in a while, you might want to check HERE to make sure that you are still registered, and if you have been taken off the list but want to reclaim your animal, just go HERE.

If you no longer feel connected to your form (and have had it for six months or more), then you can submit an essay stating why to be able to apply for a new form; once you're approved you can submit a new application anytime. Speaking of applications, anyone interested in becoming a registered animagus need only fill out their application (you have to have The Standard Book of Spells Vol 1-3 from Flourish and Blotts too but that's easy stuff)

Hasta luego!



hogsmeadewkends
By lotrangel17



Whoa! What happened? Well, what happens in Vegas/Hogsmeade stays in Vegas/Hogsmeade unless you need a recap!

We had 5 graphics, 4 writing, 2 Writing and/or Graphics, 7 Misc, and 6 Puzzle activities! There was a whole lotta fun going on this past weekend!

First, you can check out the super tentative list for participation here. A big shout-out to those who did the Superawesome 30 activities! Avi/flyingharmony, William/mmailliw, Evy/slumber, Kristy/spook and Sam/valerie_jackson. Way to go you guys! I know you are all exhausted!



Next be sure and look for your name on the HOGSMEADE DELIVERY SPREADSHEET. It's listed by house and by username, and they will be adding to it as more deliveries are posted throughout the rest of the month. Don't forget to let the shopkeeper know that you have received them!

Let's talk about Bei's Superawesome OMG Activity Wizrding Wear's Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby. Bei hid 100 items through Hogsmeade with a one-of-a-kind activity that was fun and helped you see some past Hogsmeade stuff. Andie/tralfamadore earned 409 galleons with 34 links! You can see the detailed spreadsheet here, and a big shout-out to Bei for all the hard work for this activity!

We saw some pretty graphics this Hogsmeade as well. Like this entry from Crystal/bluemermaid for the Slug Club's Just A Roll of the Dice:



Also for the Art Club's Hogwarts Playing Cards like this one from Colleen/schizophrenic0, her 9 Weasley of Hearts!



Thank you to everyone who hosted an activity for all your hard work as well as our Social Directors with all their fun posts! We couldn't have had an awesome Hogsmeade without you!



Don't forget to leave feedback for our Mayors at this post. There's a simple form to copy and past and give your thoughts.

See you next Hogsmeade!
If you would like to write an article for a future issue of the Daily Prophet, please comment at the signup sheet.














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gryff_lions|Flourish Shoppes|Pirates
By erinm_4600

Greetings, Lions! We're all sound asleep. Hope no one missed anything important...

What we have done:
+ Alex/alex_parker made everyone sigtags for LION WEEK participation

Non-hibernating Lions:
over at hh_flourish
+ Martine/la_loony - Lost in the Woods
+ Alexandra/coolceruleanblu - The Knitted Cauldron
+ Steph/alwaysawkward - That's Irrelevant
+ Jess/rhye - Bloodless
+ Maryann/memeann012084 - Graphics on Mane Street
+ Carola/carola_d - Cellar Door
+ Jassy/melas_2ndsoul - Jewels and Cinnamon

We've got THREE slots open, so if you'd like to have a shop, give the APPLICATION a look!

over at hogwartsicons
+ Beth/prongsy made SIX FANMIXES AND ONE COLORBAR
+ Jess/rhye made 10 ICONS

over at hh_sugarquill
+ hibernating...

over at hh_clubs
+ still hibernating...

(If I missed someone, please let me know, so that I can present myself for flogging or plank-walking )




the_puff_house|Flourish Shoppes|Puffs of the Round Table
By flipflop_diva

Happy almost-end-of-Knight Week, Puffs! You all have been kicking some major ass this week, being the badass Badgers I know you all are.


Look who’s back! I know you all missed her last column. Oh, wait. Maybe that was just me xD


There’s a lot to go over, so let’s start with the awesome sigtags and icons that Nikki/nikkikitty made us. If you, for some reason, haven’t yet gotten yours, you can pick them up here.




The list of all the various Quests is mostly here but also here and here. You have until 11:59p UTC on Wednesday to do as much as you can! Remember to add all your points and links here.

There is still a litttttttle bit of time to donate prizes. There is a lot of awesome stuff already — postcards, gift cards, fics, graphics — so I think everyone is going to be happily surprised. The prize post will be up shortly-ish, so keep an eye out for that!

Finally, why not go make some Puff friends and then tell those friends how much you love them? You know you want to.



Also, don’t forget about the in-house and all its topless fun! We definitely do not want or do we? a naked CR. We have 7 entries already, but you know we are greedy, so enter before 11:59p UTC on Tuesday. Voting will go up soon after that!

PUFF SHOUT-OUTS
My favorite time of the column!
• Congrats to Avi/flyingharmony, Kristy/spook and Sam/valerie_jackson for getting superawesome at Hogsmeade! That is insanely impressive! I didn’t do nearly that much, and I almost died. (And also to Crystal/bluemermaid, who was only 1 little point away.)
• Congrats to Kristy for placing third and Avi for winning ‘most creative’ in Sorted Challenge’s HP Goes to Vegas Hogsmeade activity!
• Congrats to Sara/arctic_comet for winning Sorted Challenge 5 with her Ron and Hermione tumblr graphic.
• Congrats to Avi for placing second in Sorted Challenge 6 with her beautiful Narcissa animated sigtag.
• And congrats to everyone for winning a whole bunch of Hogsmeade activities, Clubs activities and the Flourish points for October. Yay us!



Until next time, my Puffies! I love you all! <333

ravenclaw_house|Flourish Shoppes|Vikings
By storminmay

WHY HELLO THAR

Hello, flaw-free Claws~! It's Emma/storminmay, back with another round of Claw Correspondent! I want to give a super-gigantic shoutout of awesomeness to Anie/wasureneba who saved my butt with taking over the column last-minute for Issue 3! Bless you and your flawlessness!

Let's do it to it, shall we, my loves?



TOWER SHENNANIGANS

  • First and foremost, more props needed for the always-flawfree Sam/pretty_panther for stepping up as our new Claw prefect! It sucks when RL commitments take us away from HIH, but if anyone could continue Christa/c_hrista's awesome perfecting, it's Sam! THANK YOU SAM!!!! Also, thank you Christa for everything you've done for us this term! Prefecting is no joke, so Claws, always shower your prefects with lots of love and volunteering because it's tough out there for a prefect!
  • Sam/pretty_panther wants us all to gaze in awe at our awesome pwnage of hogwartsicons. Pat yo'selves on the back, flawless graphically-inclined Claws!
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, YOUR PREFECTS DECLARE A VIKING RAID!WAR! HOP TO IT, BBS~! Also, pick up your shinies!
  • We can has a beagle! Everyone say hello to Lia/passerine at the Welcome Wagon, and get to know them better by reading their intro post!



    Want to fly hiiiiiiiiiiiiigher than an eaaaaaaaaaaaagle? The October In-Haus is up, and it's time for more stamping!! What kind of puzzle are you? Because everyone knows that Claws/puzzles are the ultimate OTP!

    FINE, FRESH, FIERCE

    Evy/slumber placed second in DADA's Designing the Room of Requirement activity at hh_clubs!
    Claws snagged the most points in both Divination Club's Divination Stamping and Insomniac's Past Memory activities at hh_clubs!
    As always, continue to watch hogwartsicons, sortedchallenge, and hh_sugarquill to see more of our wonderfully creative Claws WERK! \o\ /o/ \o/



    Until next time, stay flawless, Claws!



    cunningfolk|Flourish Shoppes|Vampires
    By autumn_mist

    Welcome to another issue of the Daily Prophet, my cunningly ambitious snakes! In case you're new to the scene, this is where I give you all a roundup of all the reasons to drink Margaritas great things that have been going on in our house!




    Now let's see... what has the common room been up to?

    • In case you hadn't noticed, the common room underwent a change last week. We had a week-long celebration of our vampire selves, complete with social posts and missions that were nothing short of fangtastic.

    • Have you welcomed our newest snake? If not, head on over to this post and give Sammy/missyquill a warm welcome.

    • Have you been Trick Or Treating yet? There are several great prizes up for grabs if you haven't!

    • CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Jenna/jennashaped and Cyn/cyn_ful for becoming our newest Snake Attack Sunday winners! Make sure you check out the post(s) to pick up your tags and celebrate!

    • CONGRATULATIONS are also in order for Trin/belladiavolo for becoming our newest Star Sorter! Make sure you check out the post(s) to pick up your tags and celebrate!

    • 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, not not least, don't forget to WIN!! WIN!! SLYTHERIN!!


    Now on to Slytherins Around HiH!

    SLYTHERINS AT HH_CLUBS:

    • Krystal/autumn_mist has posted a new event for the Charms Club that can be viewed HERE. Make sure you're on the ROSTER to get those bonus points!

    • Beth/djmayhem_aubrey has posted a new event for the Slug Club that can be viewed HERE. Make sure you're on the ROSTER to get those bonus points!

    SLYTHERINS AT HOGWARTSICONS:
    • Jenna/jennashaped has posted A Day Without Sun: A Slytherin Vampire Mix that can be viewed HERE.
    • Olivia/ohcaptain has posted DROPPING GLASSES JUST TO HEAR THEM BREAK | A SLYTHERIN VAMPIRE MIX that can be viewed HERE.
    • Tiffany/growling has posted BAD RITUAL | A SLYTHERIN VAMPIRE MIX that can be viewed HERE, 20IN20 ICONS: SORCERER'S STONE that can be viewed HERE and 16 FRIENDS ONLY BANNERS - HP CAST that can be viewed HERE.
    • Surmise/surmise has posted several headers/banners that can be viewed HERE.

    SLYTHERINS AT SORTED CHALLENGE:
    • Congratulations are in order for Tiffany/growling for taking THIRD PLACE in Challenge #06

    • Congratulations are in order for Tiffany/growling for winning Best Use of Text in Challenge #05


    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

    Olivia/ohcaptain with three a.m.

    Tiffany/growling with Riddikulus

    Jenna/jennashaped with Lambent Dreams

    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 are currently still THREE spots available!

    And always remember Slytherin House — You ARE AWESOME!

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