Still yet another O.O.C.   Posted by Hogsmeade Village.Group: 0
Claire Cowlings
 player, 894 posts
Sat 14 Feb 2015
at 00:24
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
BOth of us are in possession of the same diary, kiri has a copy and Claire the real one because Kiri gave it to her on the advice of Athene and Amanda.

I'll have to go back and hunt, but I know it had Ovidian's picture in it. which only Kiri has.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1004 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 16:03
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Another question: Was it reported at all of Bellatrix's capture or is she "still at large" as far as the public knows?
Severus Snape
 GM, 969 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 16:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Nothing is reported... yet.

That is coming soon.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1055 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 17:07
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
As you probably remember, I’d been planning on Amanda and her parents going on several week vacation/business trip to South America this summer.  Since you mentioned that you had summer plans that would involve our new players, I wanted to make sure that Amanda’s family doing so wouldn’t interfere with anything.  If not, I have a bit of time this week and was thinking about researching a few things they'd be seeing and doing in South America and maybe getting starting writing things up.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:07, Sun 15 Feb 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 970 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 17:23
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Absolutely, go for it. Also, remember, one of our schools is over there and Amanda might meet one of the representatives if you want to work them into your plans. Take a look and do as you will, they are all free, for now.

The Summer plans are a few Daily Prophet releases, a couple things with Claire and Athene, and the continued harassment of folks by the Lady Red government... shouldn't affect SA plans too much. Parents might even want to take the trip for a break from English nonsense... yeah?

Actually, if anyone wants to establish knowing any of the NPCs from the schools or even the PCs, feel free to do so here where I can see or let me know in a PM so I can okay it, but you are all free to do so. I know and trust most of you well enough to work with the world and NPCs freely.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 18 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 17:34
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Id be happy to meet you in South America.

I can quite see me being on the beach in Brazil. In fact I'd love that...  Not sure how we'd meet up, except perhaps at a Wizarding Resort.
Akane Shimazu
 player, 5 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 21:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm in england over the summer so...
Amanda Davis
 player, 1056 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 21:49
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Liu Bao-Yu:
Id be happy to meet you in South America.

I can quite see me being on the beach in Brazil. In fact I'd love that...  Not sure how we'd meet up, except perhaps at a Wizarding Resort.


Most of Amanda’s trip will be spent in other area.  But how does this sound for the last week of her vacation and for Liu Bao-Yu’s vacation.

The Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago located approximately 220 miles away from the Brazilian coast, is famous for its pristine beaches, landscapes and wildlife.  This beautiful setting is home to a wide assortment of plants and animals, many of whom can only be found on those islands.  The natural rock formations have created many natural aquaria and the underwater life is especially diverse.

Muggles would tell you that the archipelago consists of 21 islands, islets, and volcanic rocks, with one main island making up 91% of the total area.  This is not actually the case.  The archipelago contains another large island and several smaller ones that have been protected from muggle eyes and intrusion by an extensive assortment of muggle repelling and warding charms.

Sao Lourenco is home to an all-wizarding community (containing approximately 1,000 witches and wizards).  It is also home to one of the most popular wizarding resorts.  The Turquoise Resort sits directly on the beach.  The luxurious hotel consists of a mixture of villas and suites and can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests.  It is home to several restaurants and bars and more can be found in the nearby wizarding village.  The resort also offers both guided tours of both marine and landbased sites and a wide range of activities including a quidditch/quodpot pitch.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Fernando_de_Noronha

This message was last edited by the player at 21:54, Sun 15 Feb 2015.

Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 19 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 21:58
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
That sounds very nice.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1005 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 22:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'm working on my "In the mean time..." post hopefully I'll have it done tonight.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1057 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 00:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
And for a bit more South American magical flavor, Fernando de Noronha could be home to a large pod of ocean dwelling rather than river dwelling Encantado.

“Encantado means "enchanted one" in Portuguese and refers to a special kind of boto, or long-beaked river dolphin native to the Amazon, that can take human form. Encantados are curious about humans and are especially attracted to big, noisy festivals, which they often attend as musicians, staying in human form for years. How can you recognize one? Look under its hat: They always have bald spots that are actually disguised blowholes. Encantados are usually friendly, but they occasionally hypnotize and kidnap young women and take them back to the Encante, their underground city. Sometimes the women escape and return...pregnant with an Encantado baby.”
Severus Snape
 GM, 971 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 04:22
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Spunds lovely Amanda. Wish I could visit that place! Spunds ideal as a place to resurrect the Surf Ninjas franchise! LOL
Looking forward to in the mean times...

Akane, James is in London all summer if you want to mingle a bit and get into things.
Robert Smith
 player, 814 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 04:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 Well Robert will be flying back to the US (southern California) and enjoying a few weeks travel with his family and resting then will be volunteering at the magical ocean rescue for sea creatures based out of Huntington Beach Calif.

 While he still has friends back in SoCal i am guessing that he is growing beyond those childhood friends.
Severus Snape
 GM, 972 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 14:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert - was that post in the In The Mean Time... meant to be more than a copy/paste of the Third Year finals?

Second year finals are the same as they were last year for Kiri and Nik, BTWs.

James will have his up this week sometime. I got Chinese New Year coming up and a ton of free time to kill this cold I got from the cesspit of disease I work in. Kids are cute right until you watch one sneeze into their hands, wipe it on their pants, then come running to hug you... Seriously, you gotta be nice while your cringing and hoping everything you know about microbiology doesn't apply to this case.

Anyway, we get a full on week off for the national holiday in which I will explore by day and try to get some work done on the game by night. I really hope to move us a good ways toward the next year or at least well into the summer.

Hmm, I might post some threads and possible hooks for NPCs to connect with or places for PCs to connect to NPCs.

Lastly, our player from Beauxbatons never logged in again after being added to the game. He is gone as of now and I plan to seek a replacement. If anyone knows someone who would like this game, send them my way. They can fill the Beauxbatons spot or work with me on one of the other schools. That is all.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1007 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 20:10
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yay!  I finally finished it!  ::victory dance!::
Robert Smith
 player, 815 posts
 Half blood, Hufflepuff
 decent surfer also.
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 20:26
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 My In the Mean Time post is a work in progress, as i get time and a bit of inspiration.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 20 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 20:53
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Sadly I asked the better writers in my HP game. But a spin off game has just started (same game world playing the children of the characters in my game) and they are all HP-ed out. That games doing the typical '100 posts a day' that some high post rate games get. I get exhausted just watching it.

I'll ask again in a week.

I'd just post in Looking for Players each week. Within a month I would expect you to get a good applicant. You don't need them to be here at the start: the camera just didn't shine on them...


@Chinese New Year
My Tai Chi lessons are being seriously disrupted by it. The Sifu is also part of a Lion in a Lion dancing team, and they are busy busy busy right now. I occasionally join in as the 'Cheeky Buddha' which is a lot of fun.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1058 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 04:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Robert, are you sure that your character was taking five electives (Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Magical Langauges, Muggle Studies, and Care of Magical Creatures)?   I thought only Claire was trying to take that many and it is nearly killing her.  If you remember from her earlier posts, she only has time to study, eat, and sleep (and is barely sleeping).  Even Amanda and Athene are only taking four electives.  I could have sworn that your character was just taking three (Magical Langauges, Muggle Studies, and Care of Magical Creatures).

Btw, James.  I think I remember that last year your character was thinking about trying out for the quidditch team.  Is he still interested and, if so, is he planning to try out next year.  It might affect the gift that Amanda will be bringing back for him from South America.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:04, Tue 17 Feb 2015.

Lady Red
 GM, 471 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:18
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I think Robert just cut and pasted all the classes for the finals and is still working on his post.  So he'll probably delete those electives he isn't taking when he gets to them.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1059 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Lady Red:
I think Robert just cut and pasted all the classes for the finals and is still working on his post.  So he'll probably delete those electives he isn't taking when he gets to them.


He updated his post this evening and is currently showing grades for all of them, along with his characters reaction to the argument with his girlfriend.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 05:39, Tue 17 Feb 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 973 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am pretty sure both James and Robert were only in three electives. James took Muggle Studies, CoMC, and Magical Languages. I listed all the exams for electives as some are far large gluttons fot punishment.

As for Quidditch, the trials for next years' house team are coming up and as long ad Claire and his friends encourage him, James is going out for chaser or beater. He is vocally on record that seekers are premadonnas and ruin the sport. I will have James' post up in a few hours! Gotta run into work for a bit before the long vacation/holiday.

I like his reaction to the argument... Evil GM ideas are spawned!
Lady Red
 GM, 472 posts
 Queen
 She who must be obeyed
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 05:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Amanda Davis (msg # 805):

Ah I didn't see that he had done that.  As far as I know he has 4 electives: CoMC, Magical Languages, Muggle Studies, and Ancient Runes.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1060 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 06:11
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
I listed all the exams for electives as some are far large gluttons fot punishment.


Hey now, we were just following the advice of our Head of House and fellow Ravenclaws.  =)

Severus Snape:
As for Quidditch, the trials for next years' house team are coming up and as long ad Claire and his friends encourage him, James is going out for chaser or beater. He is vocally on record that seekers are premadonnas and ruin the sport. I will have James' post up in a few hours! Gotta run into work for a bit before the long vacation/holiday.


Amanda will be happy to encourage him and will even promise to cheer for the Hufflepuffs if he plays, unless they are up against the Ravenclaws.  (Of course, she typically does that anyhow.  But, she doesn't have to remind him about that part.)
Severus Snape
 GM, 974 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 11:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Lots of work put into the game today. Whew! Also, line on a new student snagged. We will see how it pans out.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 21 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 12:17
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Hurrah to both. Especially the student