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Daily Prophet Term XIII Issue 06


Term XIII, Issue 06                                                                                                                              March 27th, 2009



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When the person solving the puzzle finds all the words, the hidden message will be revealed. The first several unused letters make three words.


  1. Accio
  2. Aguamenti
  3. Alohomora
  4. Engorgio
  5. Patronus
  6. Leviosa
  7. Obliviate
  8. Rictusempra
  9. Silencio
  10. Stupefy

This week we're working with Charms.

Good luck, and have fun!



Entries are taken from now until Wednesday 11th March Midnight GMT. It's ten points for participation - submit your completed puzzle here!



Welcome to hogwartsishome! You will find many great people and many, many fun things to do. Make sure you join your common room and then check out a bunch of the activities listed here. Also, please check out page 3 for fun in-house news! We hope you'll have a great time at Hogwarts!

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Headmaster,
We have a ritual of asking 'would you rather' questions in History Of Magic (please do not ask Professor Binns as he'll probably call you Appleby or something). So, would you rather be in your body but with an elephant brain or with your brain in an elephant body?
Inquiring Minds



Inquiring Minds,

I should think that the students would prefer that I had an elephant brain in my body, they would be able to get away with much more. Imagine the havoc that would be wrought at Hogwarts. Professor McGonagall would probably poison me at dinner and insist it was a mercy killing in order to save the school. That would be part of the reason for why I appointed her as Deputy Headmistress in the first place, she's very reliable when making difficult decisions like that. Always puts the good of Hogwarts first.

And in all seriousness, I should like to keep my brain in an elephant body. I think that I would find it fascinating to experience the life of an elephant, but see it through my own eyes and process it with my own mind.


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Headmaster,
What is the purpose of a refrigerator? Is there a such thing as a frigerator that this refrigerator redoes whatever that job is?
Arthur Weasley




Arthur Weasley,

A refrigerator is a cooling appliance that is comprised of a thermally insulted compartment and a heat pump which Muggles use to store and preserve their foods. It is essentially the Muggle equivalent of cooling, heating, and refreshing charms. Remarkable what they come up with in place of magic, isn't it?

There is no such thing as a frigerator, to my knowledge. I believe it takes its name from the word "refrigeration."

Your avid curiosity is refreshing, but if you're thinking of finding a place for a refrigerator in the Gryffindor Tower, I must advise against it. The house elves wouldn't know what to do with it, and would spend unnecessary extra hours trying to figure out how to clean it.


If you have a question you can write to Professor Dumbledore here. He will try to answer all letters, though it may be some time before yours is published.

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Term XII, Issue 06                                                                                                                                         Page 2


hh_writersblock hh_sugarquill
By absolutelybatty



Okay, you’ve guys have been busy. There’s been a flurry of writing, and I’m ecstatic. However, before we get to the really fabulous writing, I’ve got a plea for anyone who reads this. The writers out there? They are good, and they deserve your praise. Do not ever be afraid to leave any one of them a comment. Trust me, they will appreciate it. Many of HiH’s most talented writers go unknown because you—their audience—let their writing slip by without comments. I’ve got to work on it to; so let’s get better together alright? The writers thank you.

Okay then, moving along. First up, I’ve got a delicious triple helping of fic. You guys may or may not I don’t see how you could not have, but whatever. have heard of dorasolo, latenightcuppa, and rhye. Regardless of whether or not you have, let me just say they are brilliant writers, and they have been busy remixing each other’s writing. Each one has been a pleasure to read, and each one represents the same event through the eyes of all the Murauders. I shall link to dorasolo’s fic, Lily Waits, because she’s posted the links to both of the other fics. You are in for a lovely heaping of angst and drama, and a huge side order of brilliant writing.

However, some of you might be wondering, where’s alohachary1851? There are a couple of names at HiH that just go together, and the three above me typically crop up in tandem with this one. Well, no fear. This popped up just a little while ago, and while it may be rather revolting on the whole, it is, at the same time, really, really amusing. Overactive Antigen Presenting Cells is a Precursor to Allergic Reaction really isn’t as complicated as the title makes it sound. Crack in its purest form is what you’ll find if you click that link. Bring a tissue with you.

Of course some of the fanfiction produces isn’t all peaches and cream. No one knows that better than the queen of horror herself, pretty_liquor. I was delighted to come across one her newest creations, I Have Mastered Death. It is creepy, and some say terrifying. It is all of these things and more. Voldemort has never been written better. So go and make sure to comment because she has promised me a CRACKTASTIC SERIES OF INFERI WHICH WOULD BE AWESOME, RIGHT?

Ahem. So yes, do that.

And finally, two short pieces that I found...interesting. hellkat75’s Jealousy and Severed Cold are a unique look at the James/Lily/Severus triangle. It isn’t exactly a pretty picture, but it is an intriguing one. I must say, it was a side of Lily I hadn’t expected to see.

So, hey guys? You might have noticed we see most of these names a lot. I type them a lot. I can pretty much type all these usernames without reference. This displeases me. Not because I dislike their names, but because that means NOT ENOUGH OF YOU ARE WRITING ME STUFF TO READ. FEED ME, OKAY?

Also, heads up, the new hh_writersblock prompt is addiction. Think of all the wonderful things you could write using that! Also, some of the other houses might want to up their participation there. It is pretty easy points, AND Slytherin house, like the force to be reckoned with that it is, is pretty much scooping up those points for all they’re worth.

Write, my pretties, write!



hh_clubs
By planetgirl471



Clubbing again! *Cues house music* Oh, there are so many puns to make here it's not even difficult.

Winners! Victorious house: Gryffindor was the most spirited house when it came to discussing muggle versus wizarding art. Ravenclaw best understood and predicted the patronuses of famous people. Gryffindor piped up the most dirty witty-- WITTY-- limericks on minor characters. Gryffindor and Ravenclaw partied equally hard at Professor Slughorn's St. Patrick's Day Party, but that's only because many Gryffindors took their shenanigans up the Astronomy Tower... Ravenclaw students were clearly also sober enough to notice how others were dressed, because they helped their housemate Luna Lovegood win Best Dressed Witch of 2009.

Individual victors! et_tu_lj (R), the Highlander won the prize when we wizards and witches took to defacing muggle arty. absolutelybatty (S) proved herself a tremendous Charms expert. silveredaccents mastered logic in History of Magic Cluedo. pasta_and_pepsi (G) took her band Celebrating Magic platinum. et_tu_lj (R) produced an absolute masterpiece of an angsty drabble for the simple prompt "polyjuice" in Transfigs.

And.... it makes me sad that I didn't mention Hufflepuff even once in here. Puffs, get clubbing!

Finally, activities for you, especially for Hufflepuffs. Try this amazing link. I particularly recommend the music club album covers. You get points if you can identify even one of them.

And because I can, I want to share with you the patronuses (patronii?) of some famous people, as voted on by our Defense Club!

Jensen Ackles = Poltergeist
Roger Federer = Cheetah
Jon Stewart = American Shorthair Cat
Freddie Mercury = Siamese Cat
Vin Diesel = Mountain Lion
Drake Bell = Peacock
Diana, Princess of Wales = Badger
Samuel L. Jackson = Tiger
Mr. Rogers = Golden Retriever
Oprah = Elephant
Alan Rickman = Panther
Johnny Depp = Grey Wolf
Emma Watson = Manx Cat
George W. Bush = Standard Donkey
Taylor Lautner = Samoyed
Orlando Bloom = Arctic Hare
Chuck Norris = Himself

Agree? Disagree? The prophet loves to hear from you!






Slytherin's takeover - being helped from the inside?


Whispers have started around Hogwarts. Apparently, there are Slytherin sympathizers in all three other houses, people who have been seen regularly chatting with the snakes. Could they be accomplices to Slytherin's rumoured scheme to take over Hogwarts?


Got gossip? Spill it.



hih_insomniacs
By lotrangel17



March at hih_insomniacs is shaping up to be a great month. The first activity of March; Lolpotters, ended with, what? who me!, lotrangel17 and supremacy_born of Slytherin tied for first place, alight of Gryffindor in second, and two Gryffindors: corky_dork and pasta_and_pepsi tied for third. We only had eight members participate in this fun activity! Where did everyone go?! March's second activity: That Lonely Island has ended so be on the lookout for that voting soon. I hope to see more night-owls there this time.

The Scavenger Hunt races are still very close. March Scavenger Hunt #2: Everyday Items had Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor and Slytherin finishing in that order. March's Hunt #3; HiH ended with the Badgers and Lion tied for first, the Eagles in second and the Snakes coming in last. The Scavenger Hunts are a fun and easy way to earn your house 40 points each month so be sure and give them a lot if you are up late. There is still time for the last Scavenger Hunt of March here , you have until Sunday, March 29th at 10pm CDT. Just be sure and post in your Insomniac hours of Midnight and 8AM.

Last but not least there are a few posts to check out. There are two Friday Five Social Post's here and here . Things are kind of quiet at the HiH late night community, remember anyone can post so if your up late and need someone to chat with make a post and make some friends!

Until next time remember; If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he'd make a fortune.



hih_animagus hih_wilderness
By caketime



HI GUYSSS!


courtesy of the lovely Sarah/darthsarah


The new March animagi have not decided on their choices yet- so we'll get right down to business: the second March batch is up and running! If you vote on all you'll get 40 points and 4 knuts- registered Animagi get a 10 point bonus. It's worth it, TRUST ME.

As for the Registered Animagi's community hih_wilderness: the Macro Results are up. There's the second March Activity up already, and it ends on the 28th- so quick, quick, click this if you're a Registered Animagi and find a new animal to represent one of the Hogwarts Houses!

Annnd, the Packmates Program is -still- running. It's a way to earn bonus points on activities by pressuring nudging your friends to apply at hih_animagus.

For everyone who wants to frolic around as their own unique Animagi: do not be discouraged, it's easier than it sounds like!
First, join in on hogwartsishome activities and save up 50 knuts. (Becoming an Animagi is easy, but not that easy!) You need the five series of The Standard Book of Spells which you can get at Flourish and Blotts. Then, fill out the application at this post.
Your application will be put up by the mod in hih_animagus and voted on by fellow HiH members. After that, you choose one of four Animagi choices, write an essay about how you and your chosen Animagi connect and bam! You are Registered and can go wreak havoc in hih_wilderness!

Remember guys, you don't need to be a member of hih_animagus/hih_wilderness to be able to vote on batches!
Read the FAQ and ready, set, go!
If you would like to write for a future issue of the Daily Prophet, please fill in a form at the sign up post.















Term XIII, Issue 06                                                                                                                                         Page 3


gryff_lions|Flourish Shoppes|Pirates
By alohachary1851



Gryffindor has been busy. What have the Lions been up to? Better than telling you, why not let Colbert show you:



Subtlety is what keeps us out of the Snakes Dungeons and in detention. Truest story to ever true truthiness.

The Gryffindors have been so gracious with the spotlight, potentially distracted by the smackdowns they were laying on AIG executives, they have taken third place in many activities these past few weeks. Though there have been some Gryffindors kind enough to let their fellow Lions upbraid the CEOs and their bonuses so that they could place in some activities such as the Sorter's Anonymous Banner and Icon contest in which rhye and pasta_and_pepsi. Gryffindors alight, corky_dork and pasta_and_pepsi also placed second and third over at hih_insomniacs for the LOLPotters contest and Gryffindor took first place overall in that contest. The beat down of executives recommenced around the same time as the Transfiguration Polyjuiced contest because not a single Gryffindor participated. Executive kidney punches seemed far more important.

It must have been break time in the AIG board room for the St. Patrick's Day Party because the Gryffindor house took first place (in a tie -grumble-), for the Build a Band contest, Quickfire Limericks with Gregory the Smarmy and Owl Post Secret.

non tl;dr version - pasta_and_pepsi and rhye are our rocks, executive bonuses are not cool.

Gryffindor would like to extend a warm Gryffindor welcome (I.e. firewhisky and the dregs of the rum) to katiegsr, tehlobster, sparklycockles and slightlymore.

There WAS a game of Scattergories going on in the common room but something more interesting came up before getting to category #3.



ravenclaw_house|Flourish Shoppes|Vikings
By bellajedi



Good evening, Claws! As if you haven’t been harassed enough in the common room about it, I bring to you our first feature;

CONVINCING EVERYONE TO JOIN THE QUIDDITCH TEAM!

We are in serious need of alternatives on the Ravenclaw quidditch team. We need beaters and keepers, so please, PLEASE go sign up!. They have cookies?

Cookies... while we’re on the topic, has everyone checked out our new communal cookie jar? Donate your own cookies (make sure they’re 75x75!) to be included as one of our weekly Sorting Log Cookies. Brilliant, no? It beats the whipping... which you all need, clearly, due to the participation (or lack there-of) in the March debate contest. Why, Vikings, why?! I thought we were snarky and loved to argue? Sad claws are sad. Disregard my hypocrisy for not participating as well.

NEW CLAWS TIME!

Welcome nfgs, theblooddoll, myownmuggle and eruana to the tower! We love new worker ants additions.
In house contest shameless promotion time! For 30 points and 15 knuts, write three hundred words worth of a news short for the Prophet. The Prophet is a little empty looking, so go now! Knuts and points, yes?
The claws are doing brilliantly around the community. omfgerbear and et_tu_lj have placed in multiple contest, as should be expected from our point crusading ‘Claws. Also congratulations is in order for maaiker, caketime, singer_midnight and accountingwitch for their placements this week, as well.

Go Vikings!

Join quidditch!




the_puff_house|Flourish Shoppes|Secret Agents
By andromeda0604



Welcome back to Puffs in Passing!
This is a new day Prophet readers and my fellow Puffs, a new day! I am andromeda0604, reporting to you from the kitchens! I must say the butterbeer is so much better down here!

On to business folks, the Puffs have been doing great things this month, but because we lost our correspondent and we weren’t represented in the last TWO issues. I shout “NEVER AGAIN!” Shout it with me people “NEVER AGAIN!” I hear you out there joining in the revelry! Celebrating this wondrous term of sheer Puffdom, we have a few updates in the Puff line up!!! We would like to welcome our new badgers from February 13, 2009 to March 22, 2009, whoo that is a long time! Here’s the list: kellysparrow, lippychickjade, ladybria, westendbound, becoming_rachel, lavinya_sedai, snapeobviously, scorpion_gem, dana_for_me, baabaababe, isabelnight and our newest badger of all... sithhappens_101.

“What’s going down by the kitchens?”
First, we’d like to wish any badgers who had a birthday doing this time period a Happy Hufflepuffian Day of Birth! Next, we have had a plethora of top sorters! Can I get a whoop whoop for all our sorting efforts! Our prefects are very proud of our tenacity!

The Puff House has been feverishly scrambling in an in-house competition for the month of March! A caption relay! We have had plenty of wonderful entries, but I can’t comment any further on that! Wink Wink! The Puffs also rocked the house over at hih_insomniacs for the month of March!! Let us give three cheers to our first place winner lotrangel17!!! She tied with supremacy_born of Slytherin, congrats! In addition, our other vivacious Puff participant, luvrpattz_kstew, deserves an honorable mention in this event!

In Transfiguration, dawnfarie placed second with entry #1 in the Polyjuiced drabble completion! Check it out. Puffs have also competed in many activities over this past month and a half, but our participation needs a boost! Get in on the action Badgers!

Be sure to check in next and remember people “Real men and women bake cupcakes!”





THE PROPHET NEEDS NEW WRITERS


Quidditch/Hogsmeade Correspondent - This counts as one position. You will report on both communities, either two short columns per issue, or one long column on the most active of the two communities that fortnight.


Writers will received 4 knuts and 5 points per article written, and a 10 point bonus if they write both articles in a given month.

Apply within.

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