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04 February 2010 @ 06:21 pm
Hello all!

So, I had a massive rethink of the timezones page and I present to you:

Sas' amazing timezone thing

It tells you your current time, the current time in UTC.

More importantly it now also lets you enter a time and date in UTC and see it in your timezone, or enter one in your timezone and see it in UTC.

No more thinking is required!

If you feel it didn't live up to my H1 hype, tell me what you think can change :)
03 February 2010 @ 05:11 pm
Just a quick check, did anyone get a different amount of knuts deposited into their account than can be found on the knuts sheet?

I've got one inconsistency, and I'm sure there's a logical reason, but if there's more than one it'd really help me spot it because I could compare them.

Just comment here with what you got and what you expected.


ETA: Ok, one problem down, the results on the knuts sheet are correct. The figure in 'your activity history' reads the dates from the 1st of last month until the 1st of this, however last month we didn't end until the 4th, therefore it's included the last set of December top sorters, etc.

Still got a problem of a difference between what was deposited and what the knuts sheet said you should get.

All problems sorted. Someone bought a book at the exact second I deposited the knuts.
02 February 2010 @ 11:24 pm
Hey, guys! My friend was going around Facebook and she found an event for Voldemort's Defeat Day (I'm still trying to get her to join the comm but she still has to join LiveJournal first; that lazy bum)! :D I even pimped our community XD Haha. Anyway, I was wondering if you guys wanted to celebrate it? I don't know if we already do this but it looked like fun [^___^] The event is an actual event that you go to. It's just something to unify the world. But yeah, just thought if you guys wanted to join, you could and maybe we could do something on HiH? I have no idea. Little random claw is being a little random.
Current Mood: coldcold
01 February 2010 @ 07:23 pm

January Points

Gryffindor: 37,780
Hufflepuff: 25,785
Ravenclaw: 42,462
Slytherin: 30,537

Well done Ravenclaw!

Points, Knuts & Activity.

If there are any problems with points you'll need to contact the person who ran the activity.

Remember: you can move an activity about within a month as much as you'd like, but if you want to go over the month boundary you need to inform me. And late points incur a penalty.

Knuts will be deposited in ~24 hours, and that's roughly when Diagon will be updated too.

DEPOSITING KNUTS NOW. Diagon's been udpated XD
29 January 2010 @ 11:31 pm
Well! Here we go! Layout Contest Results!

1st nanerbear with um_maybe of Gryffindor
2nd voldy92 with termxvilayout of Hufflepuff
3rd erzsebet with hihtestingxvi of Gryffindor

Participation points go to:





The slight delay from yesterday was there were a couple of changes (font size, contrast in one section) that I asked nanerbear to make, which she kindly did! Thank you! I just wanted it so it would be accessible to everyone!

ETA: She was speedy, it was me deciding to ask her that was slow :)


Hello All You Quidditch Fans!

Just a quick reminder that the 23 autographed items are still lost in the Quidditch community and need to be found by more members before the deadline of Sunday 31st January @6pm UTC.

More Information Here

Come out and Participate!

Steph & Michael
28 January 2010 @ 04:13 pm

The main comm just had a bloody annoying spam attack but I managed to get the bugger banned in 2 minutes from all our comms, so the main one only got ~10 comments, but if any of you did, just delete them, the spammer should be taken care of. Which, reminds me, possibly I'll change the security settings of the main comm. I don't even know why we're not flocked. Hm.

Anyway, it also made me realise that the layout contest results hadn't been posted. Sorry guys! I don't normally do it and keep forgetting that I've taken it on this term. Results will be up in a moment along with the layout.

- sas x
26 January 2010 @ 10:02 pm
Hello friends! =D

Sorry this took me so long to post, but here are the winners for the House Unity Banner Contest!

1st Place: rhye of Gryffindor
2nd Place: erzsebet  of Gryffindor
3rd Place: an_ardent_rain  of Ravenclaw and princessbloomy of Slytherin

erzsebet  40pts/15 knuts
fizz_buzz  10 pts/ 5 knuts
sparklycockles  10pts/ 5 knuts
gryffinwhore  10pts/5 knuts
chosenfire28  10 pts/5 knuts
rhye  50 pts/ 20 knuts
red_planet31  10pts/ 5 knuts
inabsentialuci  10pts/ 5 knuts
blackestbird 10pts/ 5 knuts

classical_wolf 10 pts/5 knuts
end1essly 10 pts/5 knuts
lokechild 10 pts/5 knuts
voldy92 10 pts/5 knuts
lotrangel17 10 pts/5 knuts
laniii 10 pts/5 knuts

senbonzakura77 10 pts/5 knuts
zestyzorra 10 pts/5 knuts
rideinthelimo 10 pts/5 knuts
an_ardent_rain  30 pts/10 knuts

awry 10 pts/5 knuts
willfully 10 pts/5 knuts
rockerchica826 10 pts/5 knuts
know 10 pts/5 knuts
princessbloomy 30 pts/10 knuts
persephoneia 10 pts/5 knuts
djmayhem_aubrey  10 pts/5 knuts

Total Voting points:

Gryffindor: 26

Hufflepuff: 6

Ravenclaw: 6

Slytherin: 10

Overall points:

Gryffindor: 186

Hufflepuff: 66

Ravenclaw: 66

Slytherin: 100
26 January 2010 @ 07:11 pm
Fellow HiHers!

Voting is now up for the Header/Icon Contest at hh_flourish


Anyone may vote, and you earn the standard 2 points voting for your house, just for looking at some pretties and picking your 3 favorites! So go, look at pretties, pick your top 3, and earn points while doing so!

Alicia&Liz; Flourish Team Term XVI
Current Mood: excitedexcited
26 January 2010 @ 02:22 pm
Hi all!

Just a reminder that all points need to be submitted by:

Monday 1st Feb by 5pm UTC

These are all the outstanding points so far. Now, I know a lot of these activities haven't quite finished yet, but here's the list (just because it always freaks me out a little)

Nomnomnom pointsCollapse )

(Also, yes, I know I'm on the list, but reminders can't really hurt for us all)
24 January 2010 @ 09:08 pm
Hi Everyone!

I'd like you all to give a warm welcome to your two new Quidditch mods: alwaysawkward & mrdavismd!

Guys, if you'll bear with us, we'll drop you a line with passwords, access and such! And you might want to join hih_officials and maybe drop your details at the contact post there.

23 January 2010 @ 01:42 pm
Hey all, I just found out about this awesome fundraising effort by the HP Alliance. Check out the site, here. They're collecting donations for Partners in Health, and when you donate you are eligible to win a lot of awesome prizes, like a signed set of all 7 HP books, a replica of the chess set from HP & the Sorcerer's Stone, and a bunch of other cool stuff :). Go check it out, and win some sweet prizes for helping out people in need!

22 January 2010 @ 03:58 pm
And the results are in! (Man, you guys really like to vote!)

I'm sad to say, this round we lose:


Sorry guys and thanks for entering!

And now, the voting for this round:

Vote for your favourite


Deadline: 23:59 UTC Saturday 23rd Jan.

Btw, 1st gets 3 points, 2nd 2pts, and third 1pt. The layout with the most points this round wins.
22 January 2010 @ 01:10 am

There are currently 2 positions open at the Daily Prophet. If you would like to write for hh_clubs or the Classifieds please sign up as a Writer.

Writers get paid 8 knuts/10 points per article. Sign ups for Pinch Writers are also still open.

Edit - I love that not even half an hour passed and both positions were filled <3
19 January 2010 @ 03:15 pm
Hello everyone!

Time for a mod post, but not one of the nice variety.

As you've most likely seen by now, fizz_buzz has chosen to step down from her positions as Gryffindor Prefect and Quidditch moderator.

Voting for our new Quidditch moderators is now up. Gryffindor Prefect applications will remain up for another 24 hours.

We know that there will be lots of questions about what happened and so forth, and you're welcome to pose those or vent at us in the comments (they're screened).

the HiH Mods.
18 January 2010 @ 10:51 am
Ok, HiH Layout Voting Round#2!

I'm sorry to say, this round we lost:


Thanks for entering, guys!

Vote for your least favourite


Based on the speed of replies on the last one.

Voting will be open until Wednesday 20th Jan 12 noon UTC.

Don't vote for yourself, don't get people to vote for you/for a specific one. Don't tell anyone which is yours.
Current Location: United Kingdom, Brighton
Current Mood: busybusy
17 January 2010 @ 10:43 pm
Hey, guys! I made a MAJOR mistake when I was trying to close down the queue this evening and accidentally kind of kicked about half of you out of the community! XI If you were among those I accidentally axed, first, I'm sorry, and second, you should have an invite waiting for you in your inbox. I'm sorry for the confusion!


Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: Thirty Seconds To Mars- This Is War
16 January 2010 @ 11:15 pm

Greetings all! =D

It's time for...

Banner contest Voting!

I am very impressed guys! We have 24 beautiful entries, all of which
would be a lovely represention for House Unity. Unfortunately , there
can be only one.

*Vote for you favorite 3 banners
*Let play fair people, NO voting for yourself, or telling people to vote for yours.

*Voting begins now, and will end Midnight, 23 January EST

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14 January 2010 @ 07:32 pm
I also have an auction going at help_haiti. I'm making icons..

Here's my thread.
14 January 2010 @ 06:07 pm
My threads:


beta reading

podficcing services


Current Location: St. Paul, MN
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: Soweto Gospel Choir - Shosholoza | Powered by Last.fm
13 January 2010 @ 07:13 pm
Just as an FYI, my thread is here for help_haiti   Please come out and bid!
13 January 2010 @ 01:57 am
Just when you think you're done...

Layout contest voting!


1. Don't vote for youself.
2. Don't vote for the same one three times.
3. Voting closes at: 23:59 UTC Sunday 17th Jan.
4. Something else probably.


a: hihtestingxvi
b: revenant_soul
c: um_maybe
d: hwtester
e: goneddygone
f: lionlayout
g: synchthis
h: hih_termxvi
i: blaqoutthestars
j: gryfflayout
k: xvihihlayout
l: roarwithme
m: termxvilayout
n: testtestmememe
o: villafarris

I can't be bothered to make a poll. So.

Massive note: I'm going to do this different because there are so many entries, vote for the three you want gone, the half with the most votes will go and then we'll vote again on the top half.

Maybe we'll do more than two rounds, idk, I just want you all to have a good say, not just a layout win by one vote because you were all so torn between the pretties there.

ETA: Yes, I am asking you to vote for the three you want as the hih layout least...
Current Location: United Kingdom, Brighton
Current Mood: boredbored
13 January 2010 @ 01:46 am
Term XV HiH Award Banners

There were so many nice people who offered and I just couldn't decide, *so*, I made them! If you don't like them, feel free to ask one of the other people who offered (See earlier post) and if there are any problems I'll be happy to correct them.

Don't hotlink the hih pb account, please, but save these to your own.

Drumroll...Collapse )

Phew. I sleep now.
13 January 2010 @ 01:46 am
Term XV HiH Award Winners

Drumroll...Collapse )
Current Location: United Kingdom, Brighton
Current Mood: busybusy
12 January 2010 @ 10:15 pm

Now, if Quidditch or Hogsmeade would like their dates on there, I'll add them, and anything extremely large and community wide like that I'll consider. It's mostly a guide for when points need to be handed in.
11 January 2010 @ 06:15 pm


Just a quick reminder that you have just 2 DAYS remaining to sign-up for THE QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP and for a spot on HOUSE CUP QUIDDITCH TEAMS. Deadline is the 13th January - so don't delay, sign up today!

Also, be sure to check out the current QUIDDITCH FAN ACTIVITY! So far we only have 2 GRYFFINDORS, 4 RAVENCLAWS and 1 HUFFLEPUFF.

11 January 2010 @ 05:59 pm
Hey guys!

Now, before you all go shouting 'not fair!' I'm giving you all one day to sort your votes out.

Things that should be clear to you:

1) Like any contest in HiH, you can't vote for yourself.

2) If a poll is split in half, e.g. 'Favourite Ravenclaw' because there were too many people for one poll, then you only get to vote once in each half of the poll. If you're thinking 'omg I voted in both and can't undo my vote', just reply in a comment telling me which one you'd like to keep, or I'm discounting both.

3) I'm taking down the voting 6pm UTC Tuesday 12th Jan.

4) Banner makers? Any offers?

I think that's everything.
11 January 2010 @ 12:08 pm

Hello everyone! I hope everyone's weekend went well!

I'm just posting a friendly reminder about the House Unity contest going on here:

We already have some lovely banners submitted, but more are welcome!

Submission ends on the 15th. Voting will begin on the 16th.

Please remember to sign with your name and house, so I'll know where
to award points. =)
Current Music: Somebody told me- The Killers
08 January 2010 @ 07:34 pm
I've been contemplating this for awhile now, but what is everyone's Myers Brigg Jung personality type? (If you don't know, you can take the test here).

I'm not a huge fan of psychology, but I was curious to see if there are any similarities or majour differences among our four Houses.
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Current Location: The Second Hellmouth
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
08 January 2010 @ 12:31 pm
Hello again!
Wow guys, the discussion is going really well! It's really great to hear your thoughts and suggestions for House Unity!
I have a feeling we're going to do a lot of great things together this term!
Do you remember when I said that I was going to post a Points Earning Activity soon?
Well, this would be it!
Even though the old House Unity Banner is lovely, this is a new term, and we need a new banner.

Rules and Information:
*Standard Banner size rules apply. No more than 400px height and width.
*1st/2nd/3rd/Participation Only : 50/40/30/10 points & 20/15/10/5 knuts, respectively
*Submission beings today, ends on the 15th. Voting will begin on the 16th.
*Banner must include the words, "Hogwarts is Home" or "HiH", and "House Unity".
*Make it something colorful, in celebration of all of the Houses coming together.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask away! All comments are screened.

Be creative, and have fun! =)
Current Mood: happyhappy
07 January 2010 @ 01:02 pm

Hi all! It's Jay of Gryffindor, formerly _j_e_s_s_i_ now = couturefetishes!

I know none of you officials will lament typing my underscores! :)

Hope everyone's having a fabulous new year!

♥ Jay ♥
07 January 2010 @ 11:06 am

Greetings everyone! I'm Luna Rose, and I am your new House Unity Mod!
Before I begin, let me say a big Thank You to the wonderful MC inabsentialuci  , for
being a fantastic Mod! I have big shoes to fill, but I'm hoping to make you, and MC, proud. =)

I know there should be the pretty House Unity Banner up right now, but I'm posting this from work,
and do not have access to it. I may edit this entry later when I get home to include it.
That being said, let's start off this term with a Discussion Post, shall we?
I would like to know what you would like to see and do with House Unity this term.
*What are your thoughts and feeling on the subject?
*Do you have any questions?
*Random word association? (House Unity = Pudding to me because...)
*Really anything, as long as it has to do with House Unity.
There won't be any points for this, but do not fret! I will be posting a Points Earning activity soon, so keep
a close eye out for it!
I really want to make House Unity something really great for all of you guys, because really guys, you deserve it! =D

I have many ideas for fun activities,and I'm hoping for a fun filled, drama free term!
Note: If drama should occur, you will be tarred, feathered, and poked with a stick
tied to the whomping willow like a Christmas ornament I will be very disappointed with you. =(
Glad we got that out of the way! Now, on to fun and friendships! =D

06 January 2010 @ 01:40 am
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05 January 2010 @ 10:31 pm

1) Knuts are deposited.

2) Officials have access to the community, hih_officials (accept invites) and their communities.

3) I've had a drink.

4) Userinfo is updated thanks to Nathan.

5) Layout contest is up.

6) HiH awards are on their way, they should be here before the end of the night.

Questions? comments? Anything else?
Current Mood: drunkdrunk
05 January 2010 @ 10:24 pm
Attention to all of you that are graphically gifted and know your way around LJ's coding and CSS quirks! It's time for this term's main community layout contest! You know you want to enter, right? I mean, who doesn't want everyone that comes to HiH to see their lovely work?

Here are the requirements:
1. The layout must be in Gryffindor colors to celebrate their winning of the House Cup. However, it must not be all about the Lions, even if they are made of awesomesauce! It needs to celebrate HiH as a whole, and as long as the primary colors in the design are red and gold, you can do that however you like.

2. The layout must be easy to read for just about everyone. Basically, this means no forcing the text size, and allowing a decent amount of contrast between text and background colors. (please with the contrast! Its hard to read light fonts on light backgrounds.)

3. It needs to have a matching icon to use as the HiH Default.

4. You may include any other graphics you wish, but all are optional. Ideas: alternates for the "lj user=" man; designs for blockquotes; a header; background images/patterns; bullet thingies for links; &c!

5. The layout must be based on an S2 layout. It needs to support links on the sidebar for the Houses, Tags, and Page Summary at the very least.

6. The layout must be workable for a free account. (We're not going to Plus, no ads please.)

7. You may need to be able to set it up for us, because I know I don't have the time to tweek things to make them 'just so'. You also need to be open to changes. If we vote for your layout, but the text needs to be darker, or the background darker or whatever.

8. Also I would like for you to submit a test journal. Not sure what this means - check out last terms voting post . This must be a completely anonymous journal that cannot link back to any person or house - that means the name too - make it generic please.

Any questions? Ask them here and we'll make sure to answer them as quickly as possible. Entries must be in by Tuesday, Jan 12th. I think one weeks is enough to make a journal and I'm sure the Lions are anxious to change HiH to gold and red, again.

Points and Knuts: Layouts are a big deal! For participating, you earn 25 points and 10 knuts.

First place will receive: 75 points and 40 knuts
Second place: 60 points and 30 knuts
Third place: 50 points and 20 knuts

This is the drop post for the entries. And reminder for the test journal you can't have it friended or have anyone else as friends or anything that links back.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Current Mood: drunkdrunk
05 January 2010 @ 01:50 pm

Anyone wanna celebrate over in houseunity? ME AND SIB AND HUUSHI ARE BORED. <33

(for the newbies: houseunity is the name of the HiH AIM chatroom--everyone is welcome!)
05 January 2010 @ 09:33 am

St. Mungo’s is Hiring!

Needed: Two fresh faces (read: screen names) with creative ideas and reliability for the St. Mungo’s Ward Attending position.

Attending Responsibilities:
- Must be a Registered Healer
- Come up with one points earning activity a month for your Ward (anyone can participate)
- Maintain your Roster
If a Ward Leader fails to post an activity in a month or update their roster at least once a month, they will be removed from their position.

Think you're right for the job? Please apply to be a Ward Attending here if you fulfill these requirements. Positions fill up fast, so apply by Monday, January 10th at 11:59 PM EST
04 January 2010 @ 11:50 pm
Hello All!

So that was a smashing term, wasn't it?

December's Points

Gryffindor: 44,489
Hufflepuff: 25,668
Ravenclaw: 32,672
Slytherin: 24,336

Bringing the overall points...
Gryffindor: 156,429
Slytherin: 95,622
Hufflepuff: 94,420
Ravenclaw: 92,138

Which means Gryffindor win Term XV

The most active person was pot_of_coffe who wins 500 pts for Gryffindor!

Knuts, Points, Term Acitivity & Month Activity

Questions or comments reply here. Might I point you towards our flow chart, if you have a problem. (Or comment here :))

Knuts will be deposited in 24 hours if there are no problems, Diagon mod will restock after that, methinks.

Officials will get access, etc, as soon as I've had my dinner! XD
04 January 2010 @ 03:29 pm

There are currently 3 positions open at the Daily Prophet. If you would like to write for Fanart, Animagus/Wilderness, or St Mungos please Sign Ups as a Writer.

Writers get paid 8 knuts/10 points per article. Sign ups for Pinch Writers are also still open.

Thank you!
04 January 2010 @ 08:11 pm
And we have a winner!

The Ravenclaw member of the Hogwartsicons mod team for term XVI is Rachel, rideinthelimo.

Congrats, Rachel!

Okay guys, so we have little grey areas in need of filling over resorted/appealing members in platform_934, so a few switch ups in the rules department are in order and will be in action the moment next term starts (read: tomorrow).

This is all in regards to applicants in platform_934 please remember:

Two month waiting period from date of sorting - they must leave all communities (including subsidiaries - just so we're clear) before applying again and have not been active for at least a month.

Two months waiting period (previously one month) - applicants' LiveJournals must have been active for two months prior to applying.
If this is a member who was previously active in HiH, but under another username, than they are encouraged to state whether they were a member before and under which username (unless they're aiming for a resort, in which case, look above!).

One month waiting period from date of sorting - member must continue to participate in community and provide evidence of having tried to stay active as a member of their current house. Member does not have to leave any of the communities during the process.
This rule hasn't changed - just reinstating.

Comments screened if the need be, so if you guys have any questions or something you'd like to say about this, say it here and either lovestyle and I will get back to you (depending entirely on who's the fastest).
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Akiko Shikata - Kiseki/Miracle | Powered by Last.fm
03 January 2010 @ 02:42 pm
I will be submitting the points for Chamber of Secrets at about 3 am Eastern time on the 4th. That's in about 12 hours from the time of this post.

If you have any problems with your individual points, please tell me ASAP. After that time, I won't be able to make any changes to the points division.

Go here to look at the individual points division for CoS and let me know if there are any problems with your team. (Don't be petty though, please!)
03 January 2010 @ 09:37 am
House Quidditch

We need more people for the following (as there are not enough members currently signed up for trials to allow their House have a full team):

2x Beater/Keeper

1x Chaser
2x Beater/Keeper

1x Beater/Keeper

2x Chaser
2x Beater/Keeper

Keep in mind that some team members have signed up for more than one position, so these numbers may actually not reflect what is definitely needed for the final team. You may actually need more people for your house. If houses do not have at least three members (1 seeker, 1 chaser, 1 beater/keeper) by the time trials have ended, they will not have a Quidditch team this term as we will have scheduled games based on what teams are available.

Also, while Seeker is not listed for any of these, you may still sign up for that as well - you can really sign up for whatever you like. XD We won't be comparing scores until after the 13th.

For these, we're holding trials until the 13th. Which means you could sign up on the 13th, technically, but you would have to be scheduled to trial with us ON that day. Best to sign up as soon as possible, that way you have your pick of time and day. :)


World Quidditch Cup
We have quite a nice number of people signed up already for the World Cup, but as this is an experiement in mixed house teams it would be nice if we had more members from each house. Currently we have:
10 Gryffindors
4 Hufflepuffs
9 Ravenclaws
1 Slytherin

Last day to sign up for the World Cup is the 13th, but why wait? :D

01 January 2010 @ 07:54 am

(okay, not a *party*. But there will be chatting. And possibly party games. Just come join us in the houseunity AIM chatroom, okay? I'm bored. I'll be around for a while.)
31 December 2009 @ 03:49 pm
Good Evening my Friends!

Everyone should be familiar with those advice columns, and so I am here to offer friendly advice from a non-professional!

Reply here with any life or death problems you might have!

R. J. Lupin
31 December 2009 @ 04:06 am
Sleep Deprived Cookies for the first person to figure out what this URL is/does:


hint: try changing the item numbers/username. I wouldn't change the style yet XD

- sas // the unable to sleep.

ETA: Smarmy answerers will be, uh. Well. They won't get cookies.

ETA2: Anyone's welcome to use this, it looks nice in <img tags. Also, if anyone would like different images, send them to me as STYLENAMEyes.png and STYLENAMEno.png, for example the ones used in the example are 1yes.png and 1no.png.

I may make a bit more formal post about this sometime. The idea is that they're for club registers, and other places that people need to keep track of bonus items.