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First names were most often used by childhood or school friends. If the friendship was made after school age, first names would only really be used by women. Men were far more likely to refer to their friends by their surnames, a mark of familiarity. — Documentation


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Emilia Wright for Jude Wright. Casually alienating offspring since 18882.
Separating was also not a great idea, though they weren't doing great at staying together anyway. If she were to volunteer to be the human sacrifice.. well... Hogsmeade had plenty of debutantes anyway...

Barnabas Skeeter in CYOA: Group D


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July 2018
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07.07

The AC is underway—deactivations are underway, and just a couple of lists remain to tidy up! Remember that if you lost a character you did not wish to lose, you may post in maintenance to take their soul back from the reaper starting Wednesday, July 11th.

We have made a change in policy regarding character creation. Based on feedback from our members as well as our approval/admin team, we've decided that before apping a new character, you must wait three days from approval of your last, OR post three times IC with your most recent account. You can choose the path that best suits you and your character(s). This change will be reflected in the appropriate on-board locations by day's end.

Posting Wizard has rolled over! June's winners were Beanie (Cassius Lestrange) with 164 and MJ (Elias Grimstone) with 98. This month will be an epic showdown amongst Olive, Bee, Te, Bree, Hawke, Kelly, and Trudy!

Our first batch of Summer Raffle winners have been drawn! They are...

A set (with rotating avatars!) from LadyBeanie (Cassius Lestrange)
Immortality DiscountBree (Edric Umbridge)
Featured Want AdTrudy (Davinder Patil)
Character Playlist from Cassius LestrangeFawkes (Temerita Reid)
Moodboard OR set from BeeKelly (Acacia Ruskin)

We still have two more drawings this summer, so be sure to earn as many ballots as possible!

And before I disappear into the ether, a few casual reminders for the month of July:
SWP8's choose your own adventure is underway! Reminder that it is your responsibility to keep track of your characters' threads, and you risk injury and ejection if you don't ;)
Prefect & head apps will be accepted until July 15th! New characters absolutely qualify, just make sure you get them to 5+ posts, first :)
July's writing challenge is onging
— As is Camp Charming! Keep your eyes peeled for fun OOC events this month!

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— Aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp as the result of a splinching accident. —

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07.11

Oops! I forgot when I did the raffle drawing for this month that we also have an Against the Odds on the table! Congratulations to Hawke (Fortuna Lockhart) on winning that one, albeit a bit late xD

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   Fletcher Langley



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07.15

Hello friends! If you’re reading this message, please take the time to do a little summer cleaning:

  • Make sure your character(s)’ CD entry reflects their correct usergroup and profession—especially those of you who left Hogwarts for good at the end of May!
  • Time goes on. Check your characters and be sure to update their age in their mini-profile if their birthday has passed since your last edit!
  • Check your adoptables, plottables, and lonely plots to ensure they are up to date. Anything posted before June 1st that does not have an edited/updated date AFTER June 1st will be deleted on July 23rd. Anything posted by an inactive account will also be deleted, regardless of dates.
  • Girls and boys grow over time. If you have a character that’s still growing, check out the linked growth charts and see if they’re due for another inch or two! (subtract 2-3 inches to get Victorian standards!)
  • Check on your Camp Charming standing, and link your threads if you’ve completed three this summer!
  • Update your summer reading progress!
  • See if you’re due—or overdue—for any stamps.

Even if you don’t want to do any of that—you do you!—just a quick reminder: our full admin team (Kayte/Olive/Beanie) will be on scarcity/absence for essentially the next week. Please be patient regarding new apps, character reactivations, usergroup changes, etc.!
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— Aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp as the result of a splinching accident. —

— graphics by mj ❤ —
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07.23

Hello, friends! The start of term inches nearer and nearer, and we have some Hogwarts staff vacancies to fill! As always, you can reserve these roles in occupations and either create a new character for them, or transition an existing one! Occupations also lists the requirements for each role.

All positions (except house elves) are able to issue and deduct house points, as well as dole out detentions.

LEADERSHIP

Characters in a leadership position are more directly involved in the day-to-day lives of students. They must live at Hogwarts during the school year, though can return home during the holidays. They may choose to live there during the summer, too. Both IC and OOC, they're involved in student staff selection. Please do not take one of these roles if you can't interact with a student at least once per term.

Our vacancies are:
Gryffindor Head of House
Gryffindor Matron
Hufflepuff Matron


TEACHING
Hogwarts' teaching staff deliver lessons to their students. Those who choose to play a professor should expect to produce one lesson OR homework assignment per level per term, which would be 2-6 lessons/homework assignments per year, depending on the subject. We also strongly encourage interaction with students and faculty outside of class, however we appreciate that your own plots are likely to take priority here! Teaching staff may choose to live at Hogwarts during the school year, or in their own homes in Hogsmeade only.

Our vacancies are:
Alchemy Professor
Ancient Studies Professor
Arithmancy Professor*
Art Instructor*
Astronomy Professor*
Care of Magical Creatures Professor*
Charms Professor
Earth Magic Profesor
Etiquette Instructor*
Ghoul Studies Professor
Gobbledegook Professor
Magical Theory Professor
Music Instructor
Flight Instructor (Also Referee)*

* Roles are particularly easy to craft assignments or creative lessons for!

SUPPORT
The school support staff keep the gears turning at the school. They must live at Hogwarts during the school year, though can return home during the holidays. They may choose to live there during the summer, too.

Our vacancies are:
Librarian
Nurse
Groundskeeper
Caretaker
House Elves



— Aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp as the result of a splinching accident. —

— graphics by mj ❤ —
#5
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07.29

What is self control I have none

The August AC will take place on THIS Saturday, August 4th! To ensure you survive, please make sure that...

  • Your mini-profile is filled in with height properly formatted
  • All of your characters have been listed in the Character Directory—check back on your entries to make sure they were processed properly!
  • Characters made before the last AC have posted at least once this month
  • This one's more for staff, but that your full profile has been filled in ;)
If all of the above are squared away, there should be no reason for you to fall inactive in the upcoming check!  To our new members: the AC requires no work on your part. The staff team simply makes sure the above is seen to!

But you're (probably) not here for that. Student staff positions are being sent out July 30th with your supply lists! The following new positions have been handed out this year:

Gryffindor Quidditch Captain: Prudence Browne
Hufflepuff Quidditch Captain: Goodluck Warbeck
Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain: Rupert Bingham
Kristoffer Lestrange retains his Slytherin captaincy.

Gryffindor Prefects: James Grey, —
Hufflepuff Prefects: —, Frida Lestrange
Ravenclaw Prefects: —, Beatrix Borgin
Slytherin Prefects: —, —

Head Boy: Benjamin Turner*
Head Girl:

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A 7 is the lowest allowable score for prefecting.
No one was a total disaster this year; huzzah!

In addition, Eldin Bones and October Lynch have been retconned in as sixth year prefects for Slytherin!

Any unfilled positions (indicated with a —) are still available. Moving forward, applications will be assessed monthly as part of the staff team's AC load, if received. See here for more information!

*Did you know? This is the first time that a Head of either sex has been played since their first year! This also would have been achieved if Kristoffer Lestrange had gotten the role.




set by the long-lost bex
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07.30

Grade-dependent jobs start Monday, August 6th. Do you have a character going into the Ministry with just OWLs, or going into a NEWT-requiring career this year? Post in maintenance to grab their new profession!



— Aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp as the result of a splinching accident. —

— graphics by mj ❤ —


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