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Will Lestrange

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  1. Last month was all about the enjoyable parts of Muggle life. This month, though, showcases an area where Muggles have traditionally been weak: in the delivery of mail (instead of owls, they used to rely on Muggle children to spread news)! Staying in the 1980s, you will have the chance to relive this role in the 1985 Atari game known as Paperboy! In this game, you are riding a Muggle bicycle down suburban sidewalks and streets, armed with copies of the day's paper. Your job is to give the subscribers (in white houses) their paper - while punishing non-subscribers (in red houses) by throwing the paper through their windows. Meanwhile, you need to dodge all sorts of obstacles: Muggle vehicles, pets, contrivances known as "grates"... and even tornadoes! Once you finish the day's deliveries, you have the chance to practice your bike riding skills with an obstacle course. After that, you'll see how you did... most likely you'll get a few "cancelled subscriptions" because you failed to deliver a paper to some subscriber. Oh well, you can still break their window the next day! For this month's challenge, you want to go to THIS LINK to play Paperboy. Screencap your best performance (and post it in this thread) by April 30 at 11:59 PM HOL! -Participation at all will earn you 5 scales. -If you score 2020 points or higher - or beat the first stage (i.e. make it from "Monday" to "Tuesday"), your screencap will earn you 10 scales instead of 5. -The top three scores of the month will get extra scales (25, 20, and 15 respectively for the month instead of 5 or 10) as well as special awards! PS: Feel free to edit your post throughout the month as you improve your score!
  2. FINAL STANDINGS FOR MARCH 2020 1st place: Cody Lewis - 2652620 points (Gold Joystick) 2nd place: Elena Galatas - 2498710 points (Silver Joystick) 3rd place: Will Lestrange - 1224280 points (Bronze Joystick) But you still have a chance to compete against these scores at the Living High Score Board!
  3. I'm tempted to say something very celebratory all in Slytherin pride... but really I'd go with traditional Pureblood funeral robes in my Slytherin colours. But then again, Dumbledore might actually have preferred that I wear the first option!
  4. I agree with everyone else: she is likely just wearing whatever she normally wears at night. From the “Quidditch answer” perspective her outfit seems to be a happy medium: while it would ordinarily be long enough to be obnoxious to type up, it’s just outlandish enough to be memorable! To be honest, my feet are the wrong shape for most shoes (my big toe is only the 3rd longest toe on my foot!) so whenever I have the option I usually prefer to do without footwear! Now running out barefoot carries its own risks...
  5. Thanks to everyone for participating in this Winter Fling! Congratulations for all of you for making the party so great; the scales earned are as follows. Arianna Stonewater - 10 Brianna Caedmon - 106 Emerald Nightshade - 56 Emily Spencer - 90 February Fortescue - 153 Iverian Gnash - 52 Kendra Givens - 32 Lizzi Long - 12 Lorainia Riverrider - 102 Maxim Trevelyan - 157 Prof. Amy Lupin - 2 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 100 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 170 Sky Alton - 65 Will Lestrange - 95 This means a grand total of 1202 scales were earned during the Winter Fling. If you want to see the details of many scales you earned, you can visit the spreadsheet with everyone's scales results by clicking HERE. The maximum total number of scales that someone could earn was 180. No one quite managed that, but a few people came close. Everyone who earned at least 90 scales (or half of 180) earned a Snake in the Grass award; congratulations to Brianna Caedmon, February Fortescue, Lorainia Riverrider, Maxim Trevelyan, Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Prof. Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange! And the main reason it took so long for these results to go up was because of Challenge 5 - creating words. So many of you went so far above and beyond the requirements that I needed to ask an Anaconda to help me check everyone's work (fortunately I'm a Parselmouth!) You needed 20 for full scales, but six went above that: -in 6th place was Kendra Givens with 38 valid words! -in 5th place was Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis with 83 valid words! -in 4th place was Sky Alton with 96 valid words! -in 3rd place was Maxim Trevelyan with 108 valid words! -in 2nd place was February Fortescue with 137 valid words! and.... -in 1st place was Prof. Tarma Amelia Black with 192 valid words!
  6. Draco, without a doubt. He was caught between a rock and a hard place the entire year - and he knew what he needed to do for his own survival yet something in him made it impossible for him to do so. If I was in his position I likely would have no problem doing the deed... but that's because I think of Dumbledore as the villain! As for the others: Snape is a close second (and my thoughts on him are pretty complicated); Harry not far behind due to his loss of agency thanks to the Petrificus Totalus - and Dumbledore? "so happy to see him go!" No sympathy for him, but lots of sympathy to everyone at Hogwarts (especially the Slytherins) who were mistreated by him!
  7. Now that you have spent February trying to communicate with snakes on the Nibbler board, it's time to move towards a game that glamourizes the finest points of Muggle life. You're going to go back to the 1980s and get behind the wheel of a fancy Muggle car known as a "Ferrari Tessarosa Spider" in the Sega game known as Out Run! In this game, your objective is to race the car behind the track, going as fast as possible (you can get to 200 kph with minimal effort... which sounds fast until you press the DOWN arrow to shift 'gear' and end up going significantly faster than even that!) At the end of each 'stage', you have the option of going left for an easier route or right for a harder route... and then pass a 'checkpoint'. This gives you more time for the next stage... but gameplay doesn't stop. You will see how far you went - and which routes you have and have not taken - at the very end of the game. For this month's challenge, you want to go to THIS LINK to play Out Run. Screencap your best performance (and post it in this thread) by March 31 at 11:59 PM HOL! SIDE NOTE: If you are having a hard time getting anywhere with this game, remember that the controls are Muggle-inspired and therefore challenging for those of us in the magical universe. The 'Enter' key serves as the start button, and the left and right arrows turn towards the left and right, but you press the "A" key (NOT the up arrow) to speed up and the "S" key (NOT the down arrow) to slow down. The down arrow will move you from low gear into "high gear" (which allows you to accelerate up to nearly 300 kph) and the up arrow will return you to "low gear" (which allows you to accelerate faster from rest, but caps at around 200 kph). I am told this resembles some type of Muggle driving procedure... -Participation at all will earn you 5 scales. -If you score 333333 points or higher - or beat the first stage, your screencap will earn you 10 scales instead of 5. -The top three scores of the month will get extra scales (25, 20, and 15 respectively for the month instead of 5 or 10) as well as special awards! PS: Feel free to edit your post throughout the month as you improve your score!
  8. FINAL STANDINGS FOR FEBRUARY 2020 1st place: Mia Fountain - 35025 points (Gold Joystick) 2nd place: Will Lestrange - 33485 points (Silver Joystick) 3rd place: Kendra Givens - 28993 points (Bronze Joystick) But you still have a chance to compete against these scores at the Living High Score Board!
  9. That chiming sound you hear is the clock striking midnight. I still need to tabulate the results before handing out the awards (some of you were very ambitious and persistent in finding ridiculous numbers of "Winter Fling" words; at least one of you got in the triple digits) but for now, I will give you the following as assurance on the 'puzzle' tasks: -No one answered the bonus for Task 1 ('why 60'?) The answer is that 2020 in base 3 equals 60: in base 3 the '2' on the left is in the 27's place and the '2' nearest the right is in the 3's place so 60 = 2 * 27 + 2 * 3. -If you submitted something for Task 2 (the one where you tried to make numbers) and haven't heard back from me, everything you submitted was correct. (This may or may not mean the full 20 scales, depending on how many answers you submitted). -If you submitted something for Task 5 (the one where you tried to make words), you have earned the full 20 points for 20 words... it's just placement I need to determine! -If you submitted something for Task 8 (the logic puzzle), you got it right and will get the full 10 scales. -If you submitted something for either Task 10 (the song identification) or the alternative Task 10 (the acrostic poetry), you probably have heard back from me - but if you have NOT yet heard back from me on that task, you earned full credit for everything you submitted. For the record, the acrostic theme was "TWENTY TWENTY" for the song identification and "WINTER FLING TWENTY TWENTY" for the acrostic poetry. Thank you everyone for making my last Winter Fling as a student be so great!
  10. Less than three days left to get all your Winter Fling stuff in!
  11. Happy birthday, Emma!  *offers Basl and Brabas for proper celebrations*

    1. Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

      Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

      Hope you had a lovely birthday, Emma!

    2. February Fortescue

      February Fortescue

      Happy Birthday, Emma!

  12. You may be shocked to see my response: "is Will Lestrange criticising a Slytherin professor for being too hard on a Gryffindor? what has this world come to?" But I feel that most thoughts on the issue of Harry Potter's usage of Sectumsempra are forgetting one major thing: Draco Malfoy was in the process of casting an Unforgivable Curse, Cruciatus, on Harry when Harry reacted with that spell. While it's true that I teach that Cruciatus has plenty of benign uses (such as to relieve pain when used in healing), the context of the situation (in the middle of a duel, started by Draco for what it's worth, where Draco and Harry were attacking each other with various spells) suggests that Draco was using the spell in its best-known usage, to inflict unspeakable pain upon an enemy or opponent. When in a duel where your opponent is using Unforgivables at you, there is no moral obligation to pull punches: your primary obligation should be doing whatever you need to do to keep yourself safe to see another day. Now, maybe Sectumsempra wasn't the best possible defensive spell to use in that situation (though it clearly worked: Draco was unable to continue fighting!) - being born after the Voldemort Wars means that I did not get the specific battle training that Harry's generation got. Regardless, the sternest punishment that I think is reasonable for the situation is a lecture on being careful about using spells whose effects you don't know. But then again, Harry was using such a spell in pretty much the only reasonable time for using it: as a last desperate resort to save your own skin! (Now, should Severus Snape have punished Draco Malfoy for his attempted use of an Unforgivable while dueling or for starting a fight with a rival student? Or was he right to view the Sectumsempra scars as the 'natural punishment' of such an action? That's a harder question...)
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