July 25th, 2005

Pride & Prejudice // Darcy is Happy!

July Debate

I just wanted to provide you all with a bit of a heads-up.

This month's debate, which will be posted up later tonight, is a bit of an experiment. I made some major changes to the debate system as a whole once I took over the position, and quite frankly, I'm not sure that my changes even made that big of a difference. So this months' debate will be run using the old style- no forewarning of the topic to give you time to prepare, no teams whatsoever, and.. well, this is the one I know quite a few of you will be excited over: NO PRE-DETERMINED POSITIONS. That's right. Argue pro, argue con, argue your Mom, I don't care. This is a debate free-for-all with few limitations.

I know that some of you are only use to the debates being run the way I run them, so I thought it would be good to give you all a notification in advance, just so you won't think you missed something.

I expect this month's debate to be exciting- I'm thrilled, and I hope you all are as well.

Now, with that said, the next post you will see from me will be the actual debate. The topic for this month's debate will be revealed then, and only then. Again, you can argue any side you want. The debate will be open here in about three hours (10:00 PM Central Standard Time).

Best of luck to you all, and I look forward to this month's debate!!
DoC::Pirate Ship

Sugarquill Reminder

Hello everyone!

With the end of the term approaching, all of the officials are in the process of tallying points so we can award the house cup.

What this means for hh_sugarquill is that any submissions posted after Wednesday night will be counted toward the new term. So, if you want to earn some last minute points for your house in the hopes of securing the housecup, I suggest you post there in the next two days.

Because activity has been a little slow since the book release, I will leave the freebie challenge open until the end of term. Just remember to note in your subject line if you are posting for that.

Also, keep watch for the Sugarquill FAQ. I will be posting it before the end of the month (since I may not be the 'Quill mod in the new term). If you have any suggestions for information that should be included in it, please feel free to leave me a comment. :)

--Destiny//Sugarquill Mod~Gryffindor Prefect
hih | official mell

DEBATE TIME

Alright, ladies and gents, it's now time for our July Debate!

This topic is interesting! Controversial! Emotion-packed! Really, really awesome! So, I hope you're all as excited as me.

Quick run-down of the rules:

1. For your comment to be counted and earn points, it must contain at least five sentences. And by five sentences, I mean five complete sentences.
2. You may debate any side you want. In fact, feel free to debate one side, then flop to the other, then flop right back. Whatever suits you.
3. This is a non-speculation debate. This subject in particular is bound to draw up some comments of "Well, i feel..". Let's not. You may use the point if you've got proof. (ie., point out when someone's actions were misconstrued to look one way, but were really another.. etc.) You don't, however, have to provide said proof at the time of the debate. And yes, I realize that some spec points will slip through, and that's fine. I just don't want the whole of your debate to be your personal opinions.
4. No arguing. Period.
5. You MUST sign all comments. An unsigned comment earns you no points. If you fail to sign it, delete the comment immediately and repost with your tag on it. Failure to do so means, once again, no points

If you've got any questions, please post them to my post below. Not this one. I will not be recieving the comments immediately, so it is likely that I will just plain not see your questions or concerns. Or, contact me on AIM at Mohawkalahka.

And now, on to the main event:

PROFESSOR SNAPE: Friend or Foe?

In the Potterverse, some characters are good. Some characters are bad. There is a good amount of black and white when it comes to one's alignment. But in the same respects, grey areas exist. An example of such would be Professor Snape, who has been known to flirt the line quite a bit- only to come out clean.
Your job is to come to a strong and swift conclusion and answer the age-old question:
Is Professor Snape our friend or foe?



Please Note: Chances of HBP storyline being mentioned here are extremely high. Please proceed with caution if you do not wish to be spoiled.