Charming is a Victorian Era Harry Potter roleplay set primarily in the village of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the non-canon village of Irvingly. Characters of all classes, both magical and muggle — and even non-human! — are welcome.

With a member driven story line, monthly games and events, and a friendly and drama-free community focused on quality over quantity, the only thing you can be sure of is fun!
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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    February '17

    ACTIVITY CHECK—The activity check is underway! If you would like an account reactivated, you can do so by posting in maintenance starting on February 4th at 10:00am EST. The exception to this is players with no active accounts. If all of your accounts are inactive, you may immediately post to reactivate one. Please keep in mind that it may take us a day or two to get to any new applications, depending on how long the AC takes to complete.

    As always, this only applies to accounts deactivated in the Activity Check. If yours was deactivated earlier for another reason, you are welcome to reactivate your character whenever you like!

    Posting Wizard - A month late, but December's Posting Wizard of the month was Emma (@Tristan Michaud)! Congrats! January's PW will be announced soon!

    Events - We are now accepting Events for February!
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       Elsie Beauregard
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    Beautiful set by Bee!

    Congratulations to Lauren for winning January's Posting Wizard Competition! @Helena MacMillan

    It's me and Olive this month! Post only for meeeee!

    Sorry for the delay the February Writing Challenge is up!!
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    You may have noticed that several site features are suddenly not working – the account switcher, cbox toggle, and the scrolling quote box just to name a few. We're aware of the issue and are trying to fix it. The site is perfectly functional but some things will have to be done the long, old-fashioned way for now. The cbox is perhaps the worst affected by this so here is the external link for the cbox! For anyone who hasn't noticed, the link to the cbox lives underneath the banner in the form of this icon:

    In other news, signups for the Potion Brewing Competition are open!
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    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    Shhhh this is two days early! On February 14th, Hogsmeade will suddenly be invaded by conjured cupids determined to make or break your day. This may affect any characters who live in or will be passing through Hogsmeade on Tuesday. These cupids will be firing love, hate, and normal, pointy sharp arrows from their bows so your character has the opportunity to fall in love, hate, or find themselves in need of a healer. For more information click here.
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    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    Less is better—at least where coding is concerned. To simplify the process of claiming historic positions, we’ve replaced our History Records forum with two spreadsheets: one for Hogwarts and one for everything else! Though it’s visible by anyone, it’s still only editable by staff.

    Annnnd while I have you here, why not take a moment to check over your characters’ entries and let us know if there are any issues? (Trust me, some of you are probably out of date, especially for the professional lists! ;P)

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    February apparently has only 28 days. Who knew? This means that we’ll be having an Activity Check on Wedneday. Please make sure that all of your characters are on the CML and the mini-profile under your picture is filled out! If you were accepted before February 1st, you should also have posted at least once this month. Lonely can help you out if you still need to tick that particular box ;)

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    The spring skin is headed your way in the very near future! As you may know, we’ve had a ton of skins in the last three quarters, and rather than simply syphon out the oldest, we thought we would let YOU help decide which to keep in rotation!

    Simply fill in this form on or before March 1st to have your voice heard! If you’re not sure what some of the options are, remember that you can always check out the available skins by going to your UCP :)

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

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    So, Spring skins. I have one banner and a half currently and I'm aiming for three or four different skins. This is very short notice so I don't expect a lot of response, but if you want to make or have a Spring-y banner just sitting around and want to submit it, please do! I'm hoping to have the skins ready and launched by March 1st so that's the cut off period. The size should be 800x350.
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    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    Witch Weekly is hiring! Want to apply? Read on for more info! We are hiring a floater who will need to be available to fill in for absent Wenches or those who are unable to complete their articles for the week!

    Issues are published every Sunday, with assignments due the Friday before!

    Cover (450x650)
    Article (Group A)
    Article (Group B)
    Main Article (advertised on cover)
    Article (Group C)

    Interview or feature of notable characters.


    Event coverage. Think something like this. There'd also be some information about the planning and the food and stuff. Mentions of important people should be of the style of: "People like Katherina Selwyn, Rufina Mulciber and The Queen of Narnia were among the guests!" rather than "SUZY AND BILLY WERE SEEN TALKING DID THEY BONE."  

    We aim for all member-run events to get a coverage. It'd happen about 2 weeks since the event took place IC, to allow for stuff to happen there. The wench who is assigned a particular member-run event (in the case that the member doesn't want to write the coverage themselves) is encouraged to contact the member running those events to ask for their input and details.

    Fashion plates
    Who wore it best (witches wear same accessory, hairstyle, etc.)
    Recipes (both for foods and potions)

    Rumor Mill gossip
    The Facts (random facts about notable figures - such as favorite tea flavor, how often they blow their nose, what color their underwear might be, etc.)
    Quizzes (what kind of man is your soulmate, are you a good wife, etc.)

    Advice by Harmony Aidsworth
    Letters from our readers
    Book recommendations (No Fanny Hill-esque books xD)
    Play recommendations

    450x100 (Large)
    225x100 (Medium)
    150x100 (Small)

    Advertisements can be images or just text that resemble magazine ads. Something like this. Ex: "Buy Madam Primpernelle's cosmetics to look more beautiful instantly!"

    • Upper class folks. Especially well-known socialites and generally well-known and/or socially active people. So they wouldn't really ask to interview someone who lives a secluded life in the middle of nowhere, for example, since nobody would really care to read about them. xD
    • Notable Ministry employees.
    • People who've done something cool at a particular IC time.
    • Quidditch players.
    If you want to write about someone who doesn't necessarily fall under those categories but you think that it'd make sense for them to be featured, then feel free to contact me! Diversity is also encouraged. Witch Weekly wants to feature fresh faces every time! Reading about the same person would get old after a time. xD

    Articles shouldn't be too offensive and/or negative. They should be written in a neutral leaning to a positive light. The magazine is striving to have a "Look how cool this person we're featuring is!" rather than "This person on the cover of our magazine is TERRIBLE". The magazine wants to sell copies, so they want to appeal to the people who buy and read it.

    The only times the magazine would be "negative" is when they write about cases/people who were publicly ruined. And even then, those articles would be written in a precautionary tale style. They'd also feature those articles when it would be IC relevant. So they wouldn't just randomly write a "BOO FREYA TRELAWNEY" article.

    Also since the magazine is very much targeted to young unmarried girls, articles should be mindful of their wording.

    Think you can handle this? Fill out the following form and PM it to @Elsie Beauregard! Accepting applications until March 6th!
    [b]Why do you want to be part of Witch Weekly?[/b]
    [b]What article groups are you willing to write?[/b] (Cover, Group A, Group B, Main Article, Group C, Advertisements)
    [b]If hired, which character account would you like to have Witch Weekly forum permissions on?[/b]

    And as an aside, we also have a pretty Witch Weekly stamp to collect! You'll also have special Witch Weekly forum permission access and a lovely ribbon displayed in your mini profile.

    Also if you haven't filled out our Feature Me! form please do so and then we can feature your characters!!
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