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Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

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  1. Sometimes! TWBM is participating in Winter Fling?
  2. I'll have to agree with Iverian on this one. Especially in the United States, with Thanksgiving only about a month ahead of Christmas, it would be nice if "Christmas" break was pushed to January. My sister's birthday is mid-January, but we usually end up celebrating it early when everyone is around for the holidays. I'm sure she would love it if we could celebrate on her actual birthday. My family goes skiing every December. Although ski resorts make their own snow, skiing is much better on natural, freshly fallen snow, which happens more in January. We get more snow at home in January as well, so it would be awesome to have winter break during the month of January and stay at home a few extra days rather than heading to work in freezing temperatures.
  3. Cauldron Cakes + Drooble's Best Blowing Gum - Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum 20 Cauldron Cakes 31
  4. I'm back now! Very sweet of all you to guess me when I was away. Shadow?
  5. According to Pottermore: Come up with a creature that is equivalent to the Thestral. Draw/describe it and tell us what part(s) of the world that creature native to. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 27th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
  6. Like many first kisses, the one between Harry and Cho Chang is slightly awkward, but an important event in Harry’s life. Provide an image or description that may help jog the memory in the future. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 27th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
  7. New edition of SerpenTimes for you to read!

    1. Amaryllis Storm

      Amaryllis Storm

      Amazing job as always!

  8. The next SerpenTimes deadline is March 15th! Can't wait to see all the colorful submissions!
  9. Hagrid and Olympe Maxime journeyed to Dijon in France, ran into mad trolls at the Polish border, and stopped by a pub in Minsk, Belarus before reaching the giants. Map out their mission OR name another city the pair might have passed through and note anything interesting that occurred there. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 20th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
  10. The Death Eaters had an easier time bonding with the giants, especially after Golgomath became the new Gurg. Why do you think he got along with the Death Eaters? What would you do to convince him to be sympathetic to the Order of the Phoenix? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 20th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
  11. Ron is a nervous wreck before his first Quidditch match. Do you agree or disagree with Hermione’s sentiment that nerves are a good sign? OR Share a moment when you were nervous. How did it pan out? Were you able to calm your nerves? If so, how? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 13th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
  12. Malfoy says that they wanted to write another couple of verses for Weasley Is Our King, but couldn’t find the rhymes. Write a verse of four or more lines for him! 10 scales if posted by Sunday 13th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
  13. Yesterday, I went to my friend's housewarming party. She requested that I bring Dice Forge, which we played together once at my parents' house. As the host, she didn't get to sit down and play the entire game, but she did play a round for someone. It was an interesting experience for me to teach Dice Forge to people with varying interest in board games. One guy saw the box and asked us to find him when we started playing. He had been researching the game and was debating if he wanted to get it. Dice Forge has many components - cards and dice pieces - so it looks overwhelming as you set it up. Luckily, there aren't too many rules and everyone seemed to get the hang of it after the first of nine rounds. I ended up in second place, behind a former volleyball teammate who was skeptical about playing at first. He said he usually doesn't like games that involve luck. But, when you win any game, you're bound to like it, right? Overall, a positive reception and I discovered some other board game fans!
  14. The first thing that I would do is go play with all the neat gadgets. Then, I'd walk along the bookcases and take down books that look interesting until they get so heavy or I can't hold any more of them in my arms. I would settle in the most comfortable blue silk cushion and sift through the pages as I wait for everyone else to arrive.
  15. Last month, I purchased The Castles of Burgundy when the price dropped during one of the many holiday sales. Each player gets to perform two actions based on their dice rolls, ultimately trying to get the most points through tile placements and selling goods. I like most games that involve dice and there are many different ways to earn points. The maps aren't all the same, so some games aren't as balanced as others. Overall, I've enjoyed it. My youngest brother backed a Kickstarter card game of a video game that he plays - The Binding of Isaac. The card game is called The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. The goal is to be the first player to collect four souls. Most souls were found on the Monster Cards. Successful dice rolls were required to defeat monsters, but everyone died a lot. We played a game with six people and it took very long. I ended up with three souls, but my other brother won by defeating Satan. My sister got me two of the Terraforming Mars expansions for Secret Santa. The Prelude expansion basically gives players production and resources at the beginning of the game. Rather than starting with nothing, each player gets to pick two out of four Prelude cards. For my first Prelude game, I chose all the cards that allowed me to gain as many cards as possible. I got the Planner milestone for the first time, but didn't plan so well for the rest of the game. The Colonies expansion allows players to build colonies on various moons. It is also possible to trade with the colonies by sending trade fleets. The colonies added another potential action, which was interesting. Several of the Colonies cards had "floaters" that were introduced in the Venus Next expansion. In a Terraforming Mars game with both the Prelude and Colonies expansions, my brother and I ended up with the same TR. But he won the tiebreaker by having 3 more credits than me I also received Codenames Duet. The rules are the same as regular Codenames, where each person gives one word clues. This version is cooperative and all players are working together to find 15 agents within a set number of turns. It's fun, but can be rather challenging to connect the words. To pass the time on New Year's Eve, I played Splendor with my siblings. (Cody got to try Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch my nephews brought over.) I have one brother who never really wants to play board games with us, but he dominated that game of Splendor. We welcomed the new year with a classic - The Settlers of Catan! We played the six player expansion, which allows a Special Building Phase between each turn. I was doing pretty well and got to eight points thanks to my sheep port, but we all lost to the same brother who won Splendor.
  16. December Scales Total Amaryllis Storm - 20 Arianna Stonewater - 30 Cody Lewis - 10 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 110 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 150 Shadow Gaunt - 46 Sirius Fudge - 6 Sky Alton - 40 Will Lestrange - 50 January is the last month for you to earn scales for Autumn Term! January Scales Total Arianna Stonewater - 40 Iverian Gnash - 30 Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis - 67 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black - 122 Shadow Gaunt - 46 Will Lestrange - 52
  17. Happy New Year!! The next SerpenTimes deadline is 2 weeks away!

    1. Shadow Gaunt

      Shadow Gaunt

      Happy New Year!

  18. So you think you'd like to work in the Dungeons? Have you got what it takes to organize Slytherin activities? Well, it's time to find out! Promising Student applications are now being accepted! What is a Promising Student? A Promising Student is Slytherin's version of a Prefect-in-training. It's our way of testing to see if you have what it takes to be a Slytherin staff member. You will be able to assist our staff, watch over the Dungeons, and help plan activities. Who can apply? You may submit a Promising Student application as long as you have been an active Slytherin student for at least one term. This past term -- Autumn/Fall 2018 -- counts! Still interested? Fill out the application below and send it to me through a Dungeons PM.
  19. I’m sure everyone has been asked what the Room of Requirement would look like for them at one point or another, so let’s change this up a bit! Describe the contents of the Room of Requirement for the person who posted before you. The first person to post gets me! You can be as silly or as serious as you want to be. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 6th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
  20. Imagine that you’ve walked into the D.A. room for the first time. What do you notice? What will you do when you enter the room? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 6th January, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Thursday 31st January, 23:59 HOL time.
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