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The Daily Prophet: Term XXX, Issue 5

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-Fanfiction Spotlight
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Term XXX, Issue 05                                                                                                                              November 17, 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:
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Diagon Alley: The place to buy all your HIH needs!




Activity: Hitori
Participation Points: Participation Only- 10pts/5kts, +5 points if you own a subscription to the Daily Prophet
Deadline: Saturday, November 29th, 11:59pm UTC
Details: Solve the hitori puzzle behind the cut. Since you may be unfamiliar with how to solve one of these puzzles, it's an easy one. Here are the instructions:
1. Eliminate numbers until there are no duplicates in any row or column.
2. Eliminate numbers by marking them off (red/black X or however you want to do it).
3. You are not allowed to have two eliminated numbers touching horizontally or vertically.
4. Regular (un-eliminated) squares must not be isolated from the rest of the board.
For more information and to try some puzzles, go here.

Submit your entries here!

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

House Totals:
Gryffindor:
0
Hufflepuff: 30
Ravenclaw: 15
Slytherin: 15



By sapphoatsunset

Announcements

► Sugarquill is hosting a Holiday Gift Exchange!
► Hogwarts Icons is hosting a Fanmix Exchange
► The sortedchallenge mods want you to know that the posting schedule is changing for the rest of term.
► October Points, Knuts, & Activity were posted. Holy cow, Badgers!

Reminders

October's Hogwarts Icons Roundup 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!

Now Hiring

The Daily Prophet is hiring! As of press time, we're still looking for a Clubs Correspondent, Member of the Month columnist, and a Writing Spotlight columnist. You'll need to be able to write an article twice a month (once a month for MOTM), 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

► Megan/mahmfic wants to talk Nanowrimo with you. Is anyone else participating?
► Yaakov/j_okay comes to us with new writings from JKR in pottermore!
► Emma/bergeronprocess has exciting news of a wand shop in Salem, MA!
► Anie/wasureneba shared a link to some Harry Potter Concept Art. Warning for snake-phobics :P

Don't forget to check out HIH on twitter and tumblr. @hihnews and fromplatform934.



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By slumber

Dear Dumbledore,

What do you suggest adding to the perfect cup of hot cocoa?

Sincerely,
Whipped Cream Mustache


Dear Whipped Cream Mustache,

If a cup of hot cocoa is already perfect, why add to it?

Yours,
Albus


Hi Professor Dumbledore,

I'm trying to do my Christmas shopping early this year and not wait until the last minute, but I am having trouble with some people I want to gift. For instance, I would like to get the house elves a token of appreciation, but since they don't seem to want socks, I'm not sure what else they do like. Do you have any ideas?

Signed,
Stuck in a no-present-ideas zone


Dear No-present-ideas,

I have heard they are rather fond of Butterbeer, but I would caution you to give them only small doses.

Yours,
Albus


Dear Dumbledore,

Does your rubber duckie make bath time lots of fun?

Sincerely,
Ernie


Dear Ernie,

Yes, it's definitely the one I'm awfully fond of.

Yours,
Albus


Dear Dumbledore,

I miss my puppy! Over the summer, my family got a new little puppy and I can't seem to concetrate on getting back into school work. Why can't we bring dogs to Hogwarts?!!

Throw me a Bone in Hufflepuff


Dear Throw me a Bone,

I'm so sorry about you missing your new pet, but unfortunately, puppies are not naturally magical and Mr. Filch does have a no-puppy clause in his contract that we must honor. Perhaps with the next caretaker.

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 05                                                                                                                              Page 2

By la_loony





hh_sugarquill
By lotrangel17

Time for another edition of Writing With Hogwartsishome! In other words, what sort of fan fiction writing is going on right now at hh_sugarquill?!



For those of you who caught it, sign-ups closed this weekend for the Term XXX Sugarquill Winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) Holiday Gift Exchange. If you made the sign up, be on the lookout today, Monday, for your assignment! You'll have until Sunday, December 14 to write and submit, then we get to see all the lovelies around Sunday, December 22.

The current Writers' Block activity has a prompt of Makeover. You have until 19 November, 11:59pm UTC to submit a story. Remember, for Writers' Block, you only have to write between 100 and 500 words! So easy, so give it a try. Results for Elation will be posted soon so watch for those.

Also for November, the Fic/Art Bingo post has been made. There are new cards — and a new theme — so be sure and check out the BINGO: Characters Edition. There are specific characters and generalized characters and a lot to choose from. AND Alice/superficiality of Slytherin has already started on her Bingo card! She posted two amazing sketches that you should take a look at!.

As far as writing goes, there were a few stories posted. Sam/ pretty_panther of Ravenclaw posted a story called Toy Soldiers. This story, told from Professor McGonagall's point of view, is a great read. Here is a little snippet of the story:

It is almost a relief when Potter reappears and brings the war to Hogwarts. Either way things will end. It is a hard decision to lock down the Castle and prepare to fight. Children may die, but death might be the better option than the nightmare they are living. The younger students she sends away but some of the older ones refuse to leave. She can't help but flashback two years to when she ended up hospitalized. She doesn't expect to survive.


There were quite a few short stories written, like Once Upon A Halloween Past by Kristine/flipflop_diva of Hufflepuff. As well as Glorious Purposeby Bella/nicevenn of Slytherin, who also write a cute little poem called Brilliant, Sexy, Devious Quidditch Gloves!

Avi/flyingharmony posted links to two stories she wrote for HP fests. Be sure and check out Alive and And Darkness I Became.

If you have a moment, be sure and click on any of the links or just go directly to hh_sugarquill and let the writers know what you enjoyed about their stories.



We would love to see some more writing at hh_sugarquill, so if you are looking for some inspiration, click on the newly posted November Prompts. There is a nice little Disney theme going on with the November prompts, so if you love all things Disney, this is the month for you!




hh_sugarquill sortedchallenge hogwartsicons
By evening12

I hope that you all had a good Halloween! Let's get this show on the road and see what's been happening at sortedchallenge. We are still waiting on the results of Challenge 8. The banners for Challenge 4 and 5 have been posted. The banners for Challenge 6 have also been posted. If you placed and requested a banner, please remember to pick it up if you haven't done so.

And now for some graphics, let's turn our attention to hogwartsicons. The Fanmix Exchange has been announced! If you looking for something new and different, and if you are a lover of music, this might be the thing for you. There's already a few people who signed up so why not join in the fun? Speaking of famixes, Bei/sapphoatsunset of Ravenclaw shared a Ravenclaw House fanmix, along with some other graphics, including wallpapers.





Stop by Bei's post to leave her some comments.


Hufflepuff's Kat/feuerfunke created some nice looking banners featuring an array of characters.





Stop by Kat's post to see the rest of the graphics.


Slytherin's Tiffany/growling created some beautifully coloured banners. Here are some of my favourites.





Check out the rest of the banners over here.


Over at hh_sugarquill, the November Fic/Art Bingo has been posted. There is a little bit of something for everyone. The November art prompts have also been posted, so if you are in need of some inspiration, here you are:

General Art Challenge #132
A Whole New World
Finishing Level: Any

Specific Art Challenge #67
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Medium: Digital
Finishing Level: Any


Slytherin's Alice/superficiality shared some drawings of Belladrix that received some praise.



Stop by Alice's post to see the rest of her art.


It seems that drawing with pencils is trending at hh_sugarquill because Bei/sapphoatsunset of Ravenclaw also shared a pencil drawing.


Stop by Bei's post to leave some comments.


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

For those who have been in need of bonus items — Diagon Alley is stocked once more! Go forth to the shops! (Perhaps it's even time to start holiday shopping?) However, if you want something from Flourish and Blotts, you should head to this post to order for the time being.



There are results out for numerous clubs; if you want to see all of them, go look through the results tag. If you'd like to see just a few:

Wizarding Wear's latest SYTYCOAFL is out; congrats to Slytherin for first place, and go listen to some new music at the participation post!

Sorters Anon's All A Board is out; congrats to Hufflepuff! There were so many beautiful boards.

Owl Post Secret brings us another Hufflepuff win for Guilty Pleasures, a reverse scattergories game. Congrats to all!



There's a goodly bit of stuff ending before our next issue:

Healers' Associations wants you to create a sick kit, comprised of a mood board with things that make you feel better when you're sick. If you haven't already gotten sick yet this season, it's time to prepare! (And maybe actually go buy that ginger ale and Tylenol when you next go out....)

Bored of the topics on your essays? Potions Club wants you to write a 100-word drabble on your assigned potion.

We're bored with our essays... and we're also kind of tired of having such horrible DADA professors all the time. DADA is therefore taking feedback on what you would teach if you were the DADA professor. Hopefully club feedback will improve our educations in the future!

Muggle Cultural Society would like to move us away from concentrated schoolwork; instead, they'd like to get a TV debate going!

There is, of course, a lot more going on; go check out the rest at the weekly roundup post, or go look in the current tag.



By sapphoatsunset

You might be overjoyed to learn that we’re back on the Darkside this week. Or perhaps you’re frightened. If you’re frightened, I have good news for you: only two more editions of this series before we move on to lighter topics!

Fear not though, lovers of the darkside. We will revel in the darkside for another two editions of the Daily Prophet. May He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named smile down upon us (Kidding, I swear! Sorry, your columnist is in a bit of a humorous mood while typing this, though that humor is likely falling short, oops. :P)



So, without further ado... Opposite Attract, or Do They?

Aries & Libra
You are Fire and Libra is Air, so of course you go together. After all, a fire cannot burn without oxygen. Librans find themselves so amused by the Aries temper and bossy nature, and of course, those of Aries wonder why anyone would look before they leap. That's why your inner opposites help to balance you both like good cop and bad cop.
Taurus & Scorpio
As Earth and Water signs respectively, you sure do get into a lot of muddy sticky situations. From mud slinging to voodoo dolls, your inner forces serve you well and force the rest of us to admit you’re both contenders in the larger battle for world domination.
Gemini & Sagittarius
Another Air and Fire pairing, there is a relationship here that is practically canonized. On the Light Side, it’s a bit like Pooh and Piglet. On the dark...well, it’s a bit more like Draco and his minions on steroids. Just watch out that your cold hearts don’t melt too much. You might ease up on the rest of us and lose your rep.
Cancer & Capricorn
And again for Water and Earth. Another muddy duo, though more tactical. That mud sure makes great defensive walls and holding cells for prisoners, doesn’t it? Watch out though. If you get too defensive and all-knowing, you’ll become hard-boiled and soulless and the only jobs left for that type are with the IRS. *yawn*
Leo & Aquarius
Fire and Air again, with the Fire providing rage, histrionics, and orders for public floggings, and the Air cooling said rage just enough to let you both sleep at night. Or, you didn’t think the cool Aquarius could rage? Well, it’s all the help of fiery Leo who makes Aquarius have such a high bitch rating if you remember from a few editions ago. You foes obviously deserved it.
Virgo & Pisces
Ah, our last muddy pairing. One such a neat freak and the other possessing the attention span of a mayfly. Luckily, between you both, Virgos can occasionally let loose, and Pisceans can stay focused long enough to actually get something done once in a while. :P

Until next time!



All material references Darkside Zodiac by Stella Hyde

Blah Blah, Disclaimer. Column contents intended in good fun only. Author means no offense~



hih_animagus
By valerie_jackson

Animagus appears to be very busy but still running smoothly this month! Just a few items of business to take care of:

+There will now be social posts to discuss animals and animagus. These look like tons of fun, so don't miss out. The first is a great place to talk about your favorite Stuffed Animals
+ Results are in for Eye of the Tiger. Great job Hufflepuff!
+Congrats to Kristine/flipflop_diva for being October's Animagus of the Month!

The voting for the November batch is up! Get those votes in by November 28th at 11pm UTC

Octorber saw three new Animagi, so welcome to:
Johanna/monkiainen of Hufflepuff as a Tufted Puffin
Jenna/jennashaped of Slytherin as a Common Raven
Shannon/mistress_orange of Slytherin as an Australian Dingo

And one new Animagus in September:
Maryann/memeann012084 of Gryffindor as a Haida Gwaii Black Bear

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 in order 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).




Foul Potions Play
A little birdie told an unnamed Ravenclaw that two students were helping each other cheat on Potions exams! One of the culprits is rumored to be a Gryffindor and the other a Slytherin. But who is helping who, we wonder?

Overheard - Shhh
A certain Hufflepuff house ghost overheard some rather questionable activity last week in the Gryffindor dormitories. When you try to ask her about it the only words she can manage are "there was just so much cake."

Playing Ghosts
Rumor has it the spirits of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are doing a lot more than haunting and playing pranks these days. And a few first years have been traumatized by seeing them engage in activities definitely not meant for young eyes. As for us? We didn't even know it was possible for ghosts to do that.

Got gossip? Tell us here!

hh_flourish
By la_loony

Hello Flourish visitors,

It's usual business in all the shops, so let's get to it!

+ SQ-sized tags are still in play for bonus points, as are Emmy-winning tv show tags. If you'd like to check if your show tags are among those, have a look at this list. If you belong to the group of shopkeepers that was reminded by this category that Tatiana Maslany was robbed at the Emmys yet again, please join our support group. Meetings are whenever they are needed XD
+ There is always room for more shops, so if you are interested in having a shop just apply over here. We have room for 2 Hufflepuff, 3 Gryffindor, 4 Ravenclaw and 5 Slytherin shops!

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


1. What do you think is the story behind the shop name?
Carola/carola_d: I think this is a very Slytherin name! To the point and creating a need, like good publicists. It’s a very literal name: “You need my tags, so come into my shop and order”
Nic/rosy_nic: I think the name comes from the need of things!
Chelsea/interchanges: I'm going to guess a reference to the novel by Stephen King?

2. Which three tags in the shop are your favorite?
Carola/carola_d: I love the quote tags and the landscapes ones.

I love this quote because I say this multiple times, and people find it funny that I am that honest. So I feel identify with this tag, and I love the font and texture used; it's a really good combination.

It reminds me of Madge Undersee, who is my favorite character from Hunger Games (or what I imagine her to be thanks to fanfics because she is the most underused character ever). So in my head, it's actually her.

I like the chosen image. The lights and the change in focus make a really beautiful tag.

Nic/rosy_nic:

I love the simplistic nature of this, plus i'm a massive coffee lover so I like it.

I like the colouring of this tag, plus the text works with it.

I like the simpleness of this tag. The colours and the text look good too.

Chelsea/interchanges:

I like the choice of image and font positioning here.

I love the tagline of "kills with weapons of cuteness" because that's what the image is doing to me.

Love the coloring here!

3. What kind of tags would you love to see from the shopkeeper?
Carola/carola_d: I love the tags with the textures and quotes, so I would like for her to make quotes from other movies/tv series and with different textures.
Nic/rosy_nic: I would like to see more of the fandom tags, as well as more pretty stock.
Chelsea/interchanges: It would be nice to see some fandom tags. I see from the quote tags that Eve likes GOTG and I'd love some GOTG tags.

What is the story behind your shop's name?
Eve/renovatio_lucis: My shop name is taken from the Stephen King book, Needful Things. In the book, there is a shop with the same name, which opens in a small town, and its residents become invariably addicted to purchasing things from the shop because everyone seems to find exactly what they've desired most in it. :)


1. What do you think is the story behind the shop name?
Carola/carola_d: I love the name of the shop, but I don’t know what could be the story behind it. I like how it sounds, so maybe she just saw it written somewhere and thought: “That would be a cool name for the shop!” I am very curious to read her explanation!
Nic/rosy_nic: I think the story behind the name is something relaxing that we only get when we have a few minutes to spare
Eve/renovatio_lucis: The name seems to imply that the shop has to do with short, instant gratification — something that will make you happy for a moment but then might fade away. If viewed in a positive light, which I think it should be, I think the shopowner wants to basically brighten people's days with something pretty.

2. Which three tags in the shop are your favorite?
Carola/carola_d:

First, he is HOT. Besides that, I think the coloring is gorgeous on this one, and I love that we can’t see his whole face. I like tags where the focal point is positioned at the sides and the image is cut.

I love tags with illustrations, and these three birds are too cute. I like how colorful this tag is!

I love charmander and this image is so beautiful and simple.

Nic/rosy_nic:

I love the bear in this tag with the clouds. It's just fun.

I like this tag with the flower blossom, as it's very pretty.

I like this tag. It has a good mix of colours, and the text matches the background of the stock image.

Eve/renovatio_lucis:




3. What kind of tags would you love to see from the shopkeeper?
Carola/carola_d: She has a lot of variety, so it’s difficult to say. Maybe some more tags similar in structure to the Outlander tag that I mentioned above, playing with the colors and the position of the images.
Nic/rosy_nic: I would like to see a few more stock tags, as the ones that are there are very pretty. A few more would not go a miss.
Eve/renovatio_lucis: I'm loving the cats theme, so I'd be happy to see more of that! Maybe some other cute animals too?

What is the story behind your shop's name?
Chelsea/interchanges: It's the title of a song off of Symphony Soldier, the second album of my favorite band, The Cab.


1. What do you think is the story behind the shop name?
Carola/carola_d: Memory is very selective, we remember the pieces of art and the moments of our life that meant something and forget about the ones that didn’t affect us in any way. If we love something, we will always remember it, so I think memory and our particular tastes always go together.
Eve/renovatio_lucis: I think the owner is trying to invoke a sense of nostalgia, youth, childhood — a happier, better time, which is how we often see our own memories. :)
Chelsea/interchanges: I'm going to guess it's a reference to the song Memory Lane by McFly because I know Nic likes them.

2. Which three tags in the shop are your favorite?
Carola/carola_d:

When I see this tag, it transports me to that part of the movie, and then I feel sad (but the good kind!). I think it’s a pretty and sentimental tag. I love the image she chose, the red flowers and the soldier, it feels ironic to me (natural beauty and war).

I love stripes and textures, and this tag is fun, simple and cute.

The city that never sleeps. If you like New York, you like this tag because it represents the city perfectly — fast, colorful, even stressful.

Eve/renovatio_lucis:




Chelsea/interchanges:

I like the coloring here and how the font matches the image.

I like the textured background around the image of the patronus and the font choice here.

It's pretty!

3. What kind of tags would you love to see from the shopkeeper?
Carola/carola_d: I prefer tags that are bigger in width than height (300x170, for example), so I would love to see more tags with these proportions from her and some tags with illustrations, cartoons or animated movies images because I can’t get enough of those.
Eve/renovatio_lucis: I would love to see more stock photography, mostly because I love it so much myself. :)
Chelsea/interchanges: More The Musketeers tags because no other shop has them XD

What is the story behind your shop's name?
Nic/rosy_nic: The name for the shop comes from the McFly song on their second album, called 'Memory Lane,' which I was listening to at the time of brainstorming for a name to call the shop that I was going to start, so I chose it and have not looked back since.


1. What do you think is the story behind the shop name?
Eve/renovatio_lucis: Well, we obviously have a fan of Donnie Darko here. :)
Nic/rosy_nic: I think the story behind the shop name is from a movie, but I'm not sure which.
Chelsea/interchanges: Well there's a quote at the top of the catalog about it being a beautiful combination of words, so I guess Carola likes how it sounds?

2. Which three tags in the shop are your favorite?
Eve/renovatio_lucis:




Nic/rosy_nic:

I like this tag, as it has the focus on the character not the text, plus it's a great insight to the artistry of Disney.

I like this tag, with the sections of the character posters together, although a better box could have been chosen for the font.

I like the comedy aspect of this tag with the multiple Batmans, doing a song or audition for the role.

Chelsea/interchanges:

I like how the text is perfectly in between the two images and how one image floats off the tag.

I'm not usually a fan of eye-less images, but I think it works really well here and the text positioning fits with it.

I like the font choice and size here and how she made it pop on the black & white background.

3. What kind of tags would you love to see from the shopkeeper?
Eve/renovatio_lucis: I'd love to see more stock photography!
Nic/rosy_nic: I would like to see something other in the shop along with the fandom, so a mix of stock or text quotes would balance out the mainly fandom catalog.
Chelsea/interchanges: I like how she's done the Disney concept art tags, so more of those (not sure about image availability though). I'd also like to see what Carola does with stock, as she doesn't have any yet.

What is the story behind your shop's name?
Carola/carola_d: That's easy. I know some members already know where the name comes from because they've commented on it. Only two words: Donnie Darko, which is my favorite movie. "Cellar Door" is mentioned by Drew Barrymore in the movie: "This famous linguist once said that of all the phrases in the English language, of all the endless combinations of words in all of history, that Cellar Door is the most beautiful". Besides that, a door is a portal between different worlds, you never know what you're going to find behind it until you open the door. I think it's a mystical element with a lot of symbology... and you should never go alone into a cellar, specially if you live in a horror movie.

~~~

This has been the Flourish Column. Stay tuned next for clicking sounds from the tag-making process.

They will haunt you in your dreams, I promise.

Have fun at Flourish HiH, have fun!



hogsmeadewkends
By csichick_2

Hello, everyone! We may be between Hogsmeade weekends, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t news.

Banners and badges have been posted, and you can find them here. Many thanks to Meg/watchpoint, Crystal/bluemermaid, Tiffany/growling, and our lovely mayors Evy/slumber and Sastheaeblackthorn for all the shinies.

The date and theme for the next weekend have been announced. HIH’s Birthday Party will be taking place December 12-14th. Activity sign-ups, social director sign-ups, and the banner contest are all currently open until November 30th.
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 05                                                                                                                              Page 3

gryff_lions|Flourish Shoppes|Pirates
By erinm_4600

Greetings, Lions! Enjoying the nap? :p

What we have done:
+ Jess/rhye keeps fiddling with the Lions Spreadsheet
+ Jamie/stelladelnordxd introduced us to the enigma that is stelladelnordxd

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
+ Erin/erinm_4600 made 20 ICONS

over at hh_sugarquill
+ hibernating...

over at hh_clubs
+ Martine/la_loony took first in the Music Club's Circle of Fifths!

(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

Hello, my beautiful Puffs! Let us start with the super exciting news. Take a look over here. Uh huh. Like what you see? I know you do. We’ve been doing so good!

A lot of that came from Knight Week because you guys were all super!BAMFs. And like the super!BAMFs you all are, you deserve rewards for all that hard work. So let me direct your attention over here to the prize post.



Anyone that did anything at all has prizes waiting for them, so go take a look! If you offered prizes, please make sure to PM your recipients to get all the info you need. If you received prizes, please make sure to check your PMs so you can answer your gifters. If anyone has any problems with anything, let Caitie/caitieness or me know!

Once you’re done doing that, why not earn Puff some more points? The November In-House has been posted and is dirtily appropriately named “Puff, I Want to be in You” because who doesn’t? Shhh, other houses. Okay, seriously, though, this month we are discussing other fandom characters who belong in Puff. I know you all know there are tons of them out there, so tell us who you think would be sorted Puff and why. You can do this either in words or with photos, so don’t be shy! We don’t bite hard.



Finally, go check out the results of last month’s in-house and admire the pretty new header and icon we have, thanks to the creative prowess of Samantha/valerie_jackson, and then go over and admire Lauren/classical_wolf’s new tattoo.

PUFF SHOUT-OUTS
And now it is time for a little love among badgers!
• Congrats to Samantha/valerie_jackson for the previously mentioned winning of the October in-house. I felt it was worthy of being mentioned twice.
• Congrats to Dani/pinkphoenix1985 for being our Star Sorter for October Week 4. (Dani, come get your banner here.)
• Congrats to Bri/stilinskiargent for coming in second and Avi/flyingharmony for coming in third in Sorted Challenge 8 with their lovebars.
• And congrats to everyone for earning us the most points at Hogswarts Icons during October and also for totally killing it at a whole tons of Clubs activities. You go bbs!



Till next time, my badgers! 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! Let's do it to it, shall we, my loves?



TOWER SHENNANIGANS

  • As always, be sure to check out the latest edition of Everyday I'm Pillagin'! 'Cause that's how us Vikings roll.
  • Go and give some love to our newest Claw, Lauren/silver_miko at the Welcome Wagon, and go get to know them better by reading their intro post!
  • Go check out the November Birthday Roundup to say "happy birthday" and sign up to make some shinies for our November bbs!
  • Erin/anirishlullaby just wants to show us some love.
  • Another Claw who wants to get the social party started is Sam/pretty_panther!

    Want to fly hiiiiiiiiiiiiigher than an eaaaaaaaaaaaagle? The November In-Haus is up, and you get to pick your poison: choose one of the puzzles to solve, and submit! I KNOW y'all are gonna rock this one out, because everyone knows that no one pwns puzzles like Ravenclaws.



    FINE, FRESH, FIERCE

    Claws have been rocking it out so far in November!! Way to go, Clawsome bbs, we got this.

    Bonster/jacklemmon & Ren/renrenren3 both placed in Music Club: Circle of Fifths & Ravenclaw earned the most points! \o/
    Meg/watchpoint & Evy/slumber placed in Potions: Club Promoting and Ravenclaw earned the most points!
    Ravenclaw earned the most points in Smarmy: DITL & YDE: Greed!
    Ravenclaw earned the most points in Herbology: Healer's Helpers!
    Bei/sapphoatsunset, Sam/pretty_panther, Yaakov/j_okay, & Lauren/silver_miko posted at hh_sugarquill; go check out their fantastic posts!
    Bei/sapphoatsunset, Clara/nevarren, & Evy/slumber posted at hogwartsicons; go check out all of the shiny things they've made! *__*

    Keep track of our collective Clawsomeness at the Term XXX Trophy Cabinet!



    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 lets see... what has the common room been up to?

    • Have you welcomed our newest snake? If not, head on over to this post and give Lauren/lauren3210 a warm welcome.

    • Have you played Snake Trouble yet? There is still time to place if you haven't!

    • CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Heidi/internet_self, Izabella/nicevenn & William/mmailliw for becoming our newest Snake Attack Sunday winners! Make sure you check out the post(s) to pick up your tags & celebrate!

    • CONGRATULATIONS are also in order for Sam/surmise for becoming our newest Star Sorter! Make sure you check out the post(s) to pick up your tags & 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:
    • Tiffany/growling has posted a new event for the Art Club that can be viewed HERE. Make sure you're on the ROSTER to get those bonus points!

    • 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/ohcaptain has posted a new event for the Music Club 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 HOGWARTSICONS:
    • Tiffany/growling has posted 14 GOBLET OF FIRE BANNERS that can be viewed HERE and 16 PROMO/HOUSE BANNERS that can be viewed HERE.

    • Krystal/autumn_mist has posted DEAD INSIDE - A SLYTHERIN VAMPIRE FANMIX that can be viewed HERE.

    • Trin/belladiavolo has posted BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARES | A SLYTHERIN VAMPIRE MIX that can be viewed HERE.


    SLYTHERINS AT SORTED CHALLENGE:
    • Congratulations are in order for Tiffany/growling for taking FIRST PLACE and Jenna/jennashaped for WINNING Most Creative "Love" Wording in Challenge #07


    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

    Eve/renovatio_lucis with Needful Things

    OR if you are graphically inclined yourself, why not apply for a spot?. There are currently still FIVE spots available!

    And always remember Slytherin House — You ARE AWESOME!

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

    Tags: daily prophet, term xxx
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