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    The Journal of Will Lestrange

    Scales awarded for journal image ~Max
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    The Journal of Will Lestrange

    6. December 2018 Has it really been this long? It's been nearly a month and I still can't believe I'm legally of age. My birthday was nearly a month ago, and there were celebrations, of course... but I remembered my success on the Quidditch pitch the day before more vividly. Oh, and I actually turned in my last OWL a few weeks ago too... I remember how much I dreaded them when I was younger - but being on the other side of them, I'm on the home stretch of my Hogwarts career! And taking steps towards becoming a professor, I developed a course focusing on the Unforgivable Curses, which I am currently teaching (most of the people willing to put in the effort seem to be learning the subject well). Anyone want to celebrate with me at the end of this term?
  3. Our next monthly challenge in Arcade Club will feature the game Bubble Bobble! Although this game was released as an arcade game in 1986, it is better known as a home console game for Nintendo. This may in part because of the large number of levels: if you die in the middle of the game, you get a password to allow you to skip to the level that defeated you. By using these passwords as stepping stones, one can eventually complete all 100 levels in order to beat the game! You play the game by controlling a character named "Bub" or "Bob" in an underwater cylinder (you can 'fall' from the bottom of the screen back to the top as long as there are no walls in the way). Meanwhile, dragonish enemies float around the screen as well, able to kill you on contact. However, if you shoot a bubble at them, they can be 'captured' - at which point you can kill them on contact! There are other fun bonuses as well, but you'll pick them up as you go along. For this month's challenge, you want to go to THIS LINK and play Bubble Bobble there. Screencap your best performance (and post it in this thread) by December 31 at 11:59 PM HOL! -Participation at all will earn you 5 scales. -If you beat the first TWO levels score 10,000 points or higher, 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!
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    December 2018 Game Challenge: Bubble Bobble

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    November 2018 Game Challenge: Asteroids

    Our second monthly challenge in Arcade Club will feature the game Asteroids! This game is one of the older classics, being released at the very end of the 1970s (November 1979). In Asteroids, you control a triangular ship in the middle of the screen while large asteroids fly slowly around the screen. You can shoot at the asteroids, but this might clutter up the screen more: shooting a large asteroid will give rise to two medium asteroids (with random speed and direction) and shooting a medium asteroid will give rise to two small asteroids. Only small asteroids disappear when you shoot them! Meanwhile, every so often ships fly across the screen to shoot at you - but if you shoot them instead you can get a nice bonus. For such an old game, the physics and geometry of motion are surprisingly complicated. You move with the arrow keys, but they only control your acceleration: the left and right keys change the direction you are facing and the 'up' arrow accelerates your ship in the direction you are facing it. So while the ship starts out at rest, returning it to rest once you set it into motion is a real challenge! Meanwhile, the 'down' arrow teleports you to a random location which does not CURRENTLY have an asteroid or bullet, but that doesn't mean it's safe to stay there! And one last fun thing: if a ship, asteroid, or bullet goes past one edge of the screen, it reemerges on the opposite edge! (This means that the Asteroids universe is shaped like a donut - or a torus if you're familiar with that term.) For this month's challenge, you want to go to THIS LINK and play Asteroids there. (WARNING: this game might not work in Google Chrome. If you have problems running it in your browser, try it in another browser and it should work!) Screencap your best performance (and post it in this thread) by November 30 at 11:59 PM HOL! -Participation at all will earn you 5 scales. -If you score 1,000 points or higher, 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!
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    November 2018 Game Challenge: Asteroids

    FINAL STANDINGS FOR NOVEMBER 2018 1st place: Will Lestrange - 21450 points (Gold Joystick) 2nd place: Cody Lewis - 14890 points (Silver Joystick) 3rd place: Prof. Amy Lupin - 12640 points (Bronze Joystick) But you still have a chance to compete against these scores at the Living High Score Board!
  7. Switching from Silver to Green means I had to give up my favorite comforting blanket, a Lethifold named Brabas.  But at least Basil is more than willing to comfort me now with tight hugs!

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    Puzzle Exchange - Logic Puzzle

    Five HOLers graduated from the Auror Academy in a different month of 2018 (between March and July, inclusive). Their first assignment was under a different experienced Auror (one was Auror Shacklebolt) in a different department (one was Magical Transportation). Match the HOLer to the month of graduation, the responsible experienced Auror, and the Ministry department! 1. Scarlet didn't graduate in July. Tarma graduated 1 month after the HOLer sent to Mysteries. 2. Marcie graduated in March. The graduate assigned to Auror Potter, the graduate sent to Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, Shiloh and the March graduate were all different HOLers. 3. Shiloh was either the graduate sent to Magical Law Enforcement or the graduate assigned to Auror Tonks. Of the graduate assigned to Auror Tonks and Marcie, one graduated in April and the other went to Mysteries. 4. Jenny, the HOLer assigned to Auror Savage, and the HOLer sent to Magical Games and Sports are three different HOLers. Shiloh wasn't assigned to Auror Savage. 5. Shiloh didn't graduate in June. Scarlet graduated 2 months after the auror assigned to Auror Weasley. 10 scales (November 2018) Send me the solution via Dungeons PM with the subject line: Aurors! SOLVED BY: Prof. Jenny Lupin 5 scales (November 2018) Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis 5 scales (November 2018) Prof. Tarma Amelia Black 5 scales (November 2018)
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    November 2018 Game Challenge: Asteroids

    Starting this one off... this is actually a really hard game! EDIT:
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    October 2018 Game Challenge: Arkanoid

    Our first monthly challenge in Arcade Club will feature the game Arkanoid! Also known as "Breakout" or "Alleyway", Arkanoid was a very popular arcade game since the release of its arcade version in 1986. In Arkanoid, you control a paddle at the bottom of the screen while there are different-coloured rectangular bricks at the top of the screen. Your goal is to get rid of the bricks by bouncing a tiny ball off of your paddle so that it hits the bricks. To make your life more interesting, some of the bricks will release rectangular "power-ups", which may help you out if they land on your paddle. No matter what you do, though, do NOT let the ball fall past your paddle! For this month's challenge, you want to go to THIS LINK and play Arkanoid there at any difficulty level. Screencap your best performance (and post it in this thread) by October 31 at 11:59 PM HOL! -Participation at all will earn you 5 scales. -If you score 10,000 points or higher (or, alternatively, beat Level 1 on any setting), 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!
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    October 2018 Game Challenge: Arkanoid

    FINAL STANDINGS FOR OCTOBER 2018 1st place: Cody Lewis - 627300 points (Gold Joystick) 2nd place: Will Lestrange - 345900 points (Silver Joystick) 3rd place: Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 232600 points (Bronze Joystick) But you still have a chance to compete against these scores at the brand new Living High Score Board!
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    Living High Score Board

    If you still want to play games from past months, here's your chance! The top 3 scores of each game is listed below. You still have a chance to get onto the high score board for each game. Better yet, you can get some scales for doing so! Here's how this works: -If your score for one of the listed games is both better than your current top score and better than the 3rd place score on the high score list, comment HERE with a screencap of your score to enter the high score board! -If you enter the high score board in 3rd place for a game, you get an immediate 5 scale bonus. -If you enter the high score board in 2nd place for a game, you get an immediate 7 scale bonus. -If you enter the high score board in 1st place for a game, you get an immediate 10 scale bonus. NOTE: You can only get ONE bonus for a given game each month. (But if you improve on your placement in a game during a month, your highest bonus is the one that counts: e.g. if you get the third place score for a game early in a month and then get the first place score later in the month, your 5 scale bonus will be replaced by a 10 scale bonus.) Arkanoid (from October 2018) 1st: Cody Lewis - 627300 points 2nd: Will Lestrange - 345900 points 3rd: Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 232600 points Asteroids (from November 2018) 1st: Will Lestrange - 21450 points (Gold Joystick) 2nd: Cody Lewis - 14890 points (Silver Joystick) 3rd: Prof. Amy Lupin - 12640 points (Bronze Joystick)
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    Arcade memories

    There is room in this club for discussing games as well as playing them! I'll start things off with the following question: what were your favorite memories of playing Muggle arcade games?
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    October 2018 Game Challenge: Arkanoid

    When trying on normal, this is what I get... And another go on 'hard'...
  15. Here in the dungeons of HOL, there has been a long tradition of Slytherins engaging in friendly but fierce competition through Muggle "video games". If you've been around here for more than a few years, chances are you remember the days when we had a video arcade built into the dungeon walls. With Arcade Club, we hope to bring these days back... with a twist! Every month, we will present a Muggle video game for you to play. Depending on your performance, you can earn anywhere from 5 to 25 scales each month. We even have special awards for the top three players in each month's game! And, of course, discussions about Muggle video games will also be encouraged within the confines of the Club chambers...
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    October 2018 Game Challenge: Arkanoid

    My score:
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    Rebranding?

    Under the Lake?
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    Educational Decree Number Twenty-four

    Club Name: The Arcade Club Club Description: A club for people to test their ambitions and skills with fun Muggle video games! Sponsor: Will Lestrange Signatures: Arianna Stonewater Aurelia West Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
  19. GREAT JOB so far this year, Slytherins!  Seeing the House Cup standings every day puts an enormous smile on my face.

    1. Prof. Amy Lupin

      Prof. Amy Lupin

      Keep up the fantastic work, everyone!

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    SerpenTimes Ideas

    I’m not sure I’ll be able to get it on time for this issue but I’d love to write it anyway: ”The Chaser Race: Wasted Opportunities for Excitement” as an article talking about how the Quaffle side of Quidditch matches has largely devolved into a race between the leading Chaser of each team to score goals! (I think of it as a potential sequel to Cody’s “The Most Important Ball” from a year and a half ago.)
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    Green and Silver Teams: 2018-19

    Everyone who has signed up for Green vs Silver this year has been assigned into a team for the year! The following people will be on each team: Green Team Amaryllis Storm Anna Snape Aquila Malfoy Brianna Caedmon Cody Lewis Dexter York Keanu Orion Prof. Amy Lupin Will Lestrange - PREFECT (team leader) Silver Team Arianna Stonewater - PREFECT (team leader) Aurelia West - PREFECT (team leader) Draco Riddle Jay Schwinn Khaleesia Marie Lilith Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis Sophia Rudel Soren Farmer Tristan Knight If you haven't yet signed up for a team (and you are a member of Slytherin House), you can still do so RIGHT HERE!
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    Puzzle Exchange - Logic Puzzle

    Five members of HOL (including Katelin) have booked vacations to Europe during the first five months of 2019! They each plan to visit a different European city (including Tirane) during a different month for a different number of days. Match each HOLer with the month, length, and city of their vacation! 1. Will will go to Skopje. Will will leave 1 month after the HOLer with the 4 day vacation. 2. Scarlet won't leave in January. The HOLer going to Lisbon will leave for the 4 day vacation. 3. The HOLer with the 9 day vacation will leave 3 months after the HOLer going to Madrid. 4. Emma is either the person leaving in March or the HOLer with the 5 day vacation. The HOLer with the 6 day vacation will leave 1 month before the person going to Lisbon. 5. Tarma will leave 2 months after the HOLer with the 7 day visit. Of Tarma and the person going to Oslo, one will leave in May and the other will leave for the 4 day vacation. Send me the solution via Dungeons PM with the subject line: Cities! (September 2018) SOLVED BY: Prof. Tarma Amelia Black 5 scales (September 2018) Emma Borg 5 scales (September 2018) Katelin Ross 5 scales (September 2018) Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis 5 scales (September 2018)
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  24. For the first time in three years, we are reshuffling the Green and Silver teams! To be assigned a team in time for the start of term, please comment HERE by Friday, August 31 at 11:59 PM HOL! Both Basil and Brabas inform us that they are looking forward to seeing new faces representing their respective teams.
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    Puzzle Exchange - Logic Puzzle

    Viktor Krum has come to HOL! He has let five of HOL's Seekers (one of them was Marcie) test their skills against him in a race to the Snitch. Each of them tried a different tactic (one of them was the Sloth Grip Roll) to out-maneuver Krum to the Snitch, but they were all in vain. It took Krum a different number of minutes to beat each Seeker (one Seeker lost in 34 minutes). Match each Seeker to the order in which they challenged Krum (1st through 5th), the tactic they tried, and the number of minutes it took Krum to defeat them! 1. Will challenged Krum 1 game before the person who started with the Plumpton Pass. Will played 2 games before Scarlet. 2. Scarlet didn't begin with the Woollongong Shimmy. The person who played fifth didn't begin with the Woollongong Shimmy. 3. Will didn't lose after exactly 18 minutes. The five people were the person who played fifth, Shiloh, Faye, Scarlet, and the player who started with the Transylvanian Tackle. The person who played second was either Will or Faye. 4. The person who played fifth lost in 48 minutes. Scarlet didn't begin with the Wronski Feint. 5. The player who lost in 36 minutes played 2 games after Will. Of Will and the player who lost in 21 minutes, one started with the Transylvanian Tackle and the other played fourth. Send me the solution via Dungeons PM with the subject line: Seekers! 10 scales (September 2018) SOLVED BY: Prof. Tarma Amelia Black 5 scales (September 2018) Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis 5 scales (September 2018) Arianna Stonewater 5 scales (September 2018) Kendra Givens 5 scales (September 2018) Emma Borg 5 scales (September 2018)
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