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Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

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  1. Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

    Rebranding?

    Those who pay extra attention to the Dungeons may have noticed that a few topics have been moved into the Visitors Couch forum. They came from a Near the Fire forum that was originally meant for discussions for Slytherins only. However, we have decided to merge the two, which means we could use a new name for Visitors Couch... or not. Do you think we should keep 'Visitors Couch' or give it a new name? Any suggestions for a new forum name are welcome! (If you aren't comfortable posting your thoughts below, please send me a PM.)
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    The Advance Guard - Task 2

    Draw a diagram of the flying formation or write in detail where the rest of the advance guard are in relation to Harry at any point on their journey. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 23rd September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Sunday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
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    The Advance Guard - Task 2

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    The Advance Guard - Task 1

    Is there any part of your appearance that you’d like to change? Describe or invent a spell or potion that non-Metamorphic witches and wizards can use to change their appearance. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 23rd September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Sunday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
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    The Advance Guard - Task 1

    I never know what to do with my hair, but it would be fun to experiment with the Colour Change Charm. It would also be nice to be able to change hair length with the flick of a wand. I am also interested in seeing what it is like to be tall for a few hours, but I wouldn't want to be stuck at that height. I'm sure Polyjuice Potion could help satisfy that curiosity.
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    Today I Played...

    I've been pretty bad at writing "Today I Played"s, so here is a "Recently I Played!" For my birthday, my siblings got me two board games. The first one is Azul, which has been on my radar for many months now (and not just because it is my favorite color in Spanish!). Luckily the price has dropped substantially since I first had my eye on it. As Amy mentioned, Azul won the 2018 Game of the Year award. Like other abstract games, Azul is easy to learn, set up, and play. The tiles are gorgeous. Even though the board is basically the same for every game, each game still feels entirely different and it can get rather competitive when you force your opponents to take tiles that are worth negative points. Splendor gets to the table a lot now, especially since my mom convinced my dad to learn how to play. So, I also received the Cities of Splendor expansion. Cities of Splendor comes with components for four separate expansions to add more variation to the game. Cities replaces the noble tiles and now the game ends only after one of the city tiles is satisfied. Trading Posts speeds the game up by giving special bonuses. The Orient adds more cards to the mix. Strongholds allow players to claim cards by placing towers on them. I like that the expansions try to push you to go for some of the more expensive cards. We haven't played all of them enough yet for me to form full opinions about each expansion, but I have learned that I do much better in 2-player games than 4-player games.
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    Hogwarts Houses

    A couple weeks ago, the newsfeed on my phone suggested an article titled: 5 Modern Muggle Board Games We Think Hufflepuffs Would Love. At the time, the list for Gryffindors was also up. I waited for the ones for Ravenclaws and Slytherins. I haven't actually played most of the games on the Gryffindor and Slytherin lists, though I have heard of some of them. Bluffing seems to be a common theme in the games mentioned for Slytherins. If you had to choose one board game for each Hogwarts house, which one would you pick and why? It's okay if you don't have one for each house, you can post what you have and come back later!
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    New Releases

    Since we have all the other Clank! games, the Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! expansion was a must-buy. Who could turn down a game with FOUR exclamation points in its title? It's been a busy week, so it still hasn't been played yet. But I'm looking forward to seeing how the new "black cube" mechanics affect the game. This next game is geared towards teaching children different board game mechanics, but I'd like to get my hands on it. Paleolithic is a game about historical Taiwan! That's where my family is from, so I'm sure my parents would definitely approve of it.
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    A Peck of Owls - Task 1

    Five owls arrived at Number 4 Privet Drive in a matter of moments, but we only get a brief description of two of them! Color in these three other owls or describe them to us! (Prompt provided by Arianna Stonewater) 10 scales if posted by Sunday 16th September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Sunday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
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    A Peck of Owls - Task 2

    Wordplay was definitely present in this chapter. The chapter title was even taken from the following malapropism*: *A malapropism is the verbal mistake in which a word is substituted with another word that sounds similar but means something entirely different, often to comedic effect. Mrs. Figg also said a couple of proverbs to Harry that have similar Muggle counterparts. Share another proverb from the series that you like or make one up! 10 scales if posted by Sunday 16th September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Sunday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
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    Grab the book closest to you!

    Turn to page 94 and post the 5th sentence. Don't mention the title. "Just then my cellphone rings." Your turn!
  12. Halfway through September already!

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    SerpenTimes Deadline

    All submissions for the Community issue of SerpenTimes are due by midnight tonight!
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    Slytherin ABC

    Using the letters of the alphabet, list words or phrases related to Slytherin! Names can be either the first name or last name. If we hit Z, start another round with A. I'll start with: Ambition
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    Dudley Demented - Task 1

    When Harry was lying in the flower bed to listen to the news, he heard a jingle for Fruit ‘N Bran breakfast cereal. How does the jingle go? Come up with at least 2 lines of the Fruit ‘N Bran jingle. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 9th September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Sunday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
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    Dudley Demented - Task 2

    The Dementor attack is a major turning point in Dudley’s life. What was the effect that the Dementor had on Dudley? What do you think he saw or felt? Did you ever have a significant eye-opening moment like this in your life? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 9th September, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Sunday 30th September, 23:59 HOL time.
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    SerpenTimes Ideas

    Both of your article ideas will be very informative, Amaryllis. I'll add them to the list!
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    SerpenTimes Ideas

    So you want to submit to SerpenTimes, but need an idea or two? You're in the right place! Any approved ideas will be listed below. Feel free to claim anything that does not have a name by it. If you have any other ideas, you can reply to this thread or send them in to serpentimes.hol@gmail.com. Key: Free Approved Received Next Deadline: 15th October SerpenTimes Points Spreadsheet ARTICLES - HOL happenings, Quidditch recaps, interviews, reviews, recipes, and more! Book Blog Community --- Shiloh Adlar The Chaser Race --- Will Lestrange Finding Your Oasis --- Amaryllis Storm Issues in Communities --- Shiloh Adlar LeakyCon 2018 -- Shiloh Adlar Review --- Maxim Trevelyan COLUMNS - If you have an idea for a column, fill out an application and send it in! Delicious Destinations --- Maxim Trevelyan Elegant Entertaining --- Amaryllis Storm Harry Potter Read-Along Update --- Arianna Stonewater Iverian's Interviews --- Iverian Gnash Meet the Snake --- Arianna Stonewater Quidditch --- Cody Lewis Relaxation --- Amaryllis Storm Snake Charm --- Hope Stark Spoonful of Supplements --- Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis GRAPHICS - maximum width 600 px SerpenTimes --- Sirius Fudge SQT --- Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis Green versus Silver Green Team Silver Team S.H.O.P Silly Snakes --- Vanessa Tilley Harry Potter Read-Along --- Sirius Fudge GOBstones Puzzle Exchange HOL Book Club --- Vanessa Tilley HOLLERS Quidditch Pickups Gathering and Games SUPERLATIVES - must be exactly 350x350 px Best Teammate --- Maxim Trevelyan Most HOL Spirit --- Cody Lewis Most Encouraging --- Polaris Black Most likely to join the Frog Choir --- Polaris Black Most likely to write an advice column --- Maxim Trevelyan PUZZLES Cryptogram --- Vanessa Tilley Fallen Phrase --- Vanessa Tilley Logic Puzzle --- Shiloh Adlar Numbrix --- Polaris Black Visual Sudoku --- Polaris Black Wordsearch --- Shiloh Adlar OTHER Coloring Page --- Amaryllis Storm Mad-Lib --- Khaleesia Marie Lilith Recipe --- Vanessa Tilley
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    A Peck of Owls - Task 1

    The third owl delivered another message from the Ministry, so I'd guess that it was another screech owl. Screech owls have serious faces that show that they mean business. The last two owls flew in through the chimney, so they couldn't have been that big. I think they were both tawny owls. Sirius likely had to borrow an owl from someone and tawny owls are one of the most common types of owls in Britain. In the series, a lot of the official Hogwarts letters are delivered via tawny owls.
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    A Peck of Owls - Task 2

    I really like the ones that replace an animal with a magical creature: "wasn't room to swing a Kneazle" and "hold your Hippogriffs" It's already a funny image with a cat or a horses and switching it to Kneazle and Hippogriffs is amusing too. It's interesting that there are various types of magical horses, but "Hippogriffs" is used for alliterative purposes.
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    Double Letters

    syllabus
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    3 Word Story

    ready for the
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    Meet the Meeple

    A meeple is a small person-shaped figure, usually wooden, used to represent a player in modern board games. According to Wiktionary, "meeple" is a blend of "my" and "people," credited to Alison Hansel during a game of Carcassonne in 2000. Now meeples can come in all shapes and sizes. Are there any meeples or other game pieces that you really like?
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    Storage Space

    Here is a shelfie from April, when we first got the shelf. We've gotten quite a few more games since then, including a couple that have to be stacked on top. Our games are sorted alphabetically and expansions are kept with the original game. (The Settlers of Catan is under 'S' even though it has been re-branded to Catan.) The game with the most impressive box insert is Dice Forge. Every single piece has its own designated spot. The main reason for this topic is because of the following box insert for Terraforming Mars. I only got the basic box, so there was no way to store the cards. I decided to get a wooden box insert. When it got here, all the pieces were separate and it took some time to figure out how to put it together. Eventually, with the help of scotch tape, the box insert was complete!
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