OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)   Posted by Hogwarts Academy.Group: 0
Hogwarts Academy
 GM, 380 posts
Sun 30 Aug 2015
at 19:18
OOC part the fourth part 9or is it fifth?)
Keep it up in this thread now.

Yes, the new thread can be used for friendly chatter. Need something to get some fire going on in here while I plot in the PLOT threads. Players can feel free to mention important information like what house they are sticking in.

Players from other schools, please take a moment to write how your school introduces itself. I will write something for the NPC schools tomorrow.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1033 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 30 Aug 2015
at 19:37
OOC part the fourth part 9or is it fifth?)
Okay, the first three events will be the train, the opening ceremony, and the welcoming ceremony.

The train and welcoming will be PLOT related. The Opening will be fluff only and a place for us to mingle, post IC, and get some steam back. I am going to try this format for now. Since my OOC has always been a controlled place, kinda, lets have some people discuss ideas for their school's Welcoming ceremony performances. It should be demonstrations of school pride, spirit, and the skill taught. Themes of your houses, patron animals, and such are encouraged heavily.

We need performances from our Hogwart's students as well if you think your characters would have volunteered or been volunteered for the job. Anyway, the Welcoming ceremony will also be where I announce the course of events for the Festival as well as some of the names and events expected. Please let me know if you would like to be involved in events once they are announced.

Last, I am considering seeking out a few new players one last time as there is still time and room. They'd only be allowed to play names on my list of students from other schools I suppose. Just had an idea of where I might find some excellent writers I can trust is all.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 95 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Mon 31 Aug 2015
at 11:59
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Witches and Wizards like to show off! Could be a bit like the olympics. A parade with each school showing off talent and insignia as they go. With a slight variation could be more like the Mardi Gras with school kids allowed to mingle

Me: I have a set piece that would be cool. The Headmistress used to be a circus performer (contortionist acrobat), and married the Lion Tamer (he's dead now... murdered) I've learnt her act. It could be done on a 'float'

Other options:
  • Like in Goblet of fire with each school doing a 'demonstration of magic' as they arrive. Harder to pull off as we've come by train, but perhaps the 'teachers' could come that way
  • A traditional dance in national dress (fun for Salem witches .. what national dress? David Crochet hats? same problem for UK but maybe bowler hats..)

Amanda Davis
 player, 1136 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 6 Sep 2015
at 18:24
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Sorry for the delay.  But, I should be posting something IC tonight.  I just need to get my muse to cooperate.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1034 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 7 Sep 2015
at 02:33
OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
NO worries, things are slow but plodding over here! lol

I'll have us an update this evening, within about 12-14 hours. Gotta go to work first or some such nonsense. The scene is progressing nicely though!
Serena Black
 player, 1 post
 Ravenclaw
Mon 7 Sep 2015
at 12:29
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Hello all my fellow players and look forward to playing with all of you.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1035 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 7 Sep 2015
at 13:42
OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Oh yes, I have been farming players from another, trusted, game and someone has Adopted Serena Black of the Ravenclaw house.

She has been given free reign to retcon Serena to an extent but she is still the Ravenclaw girl who has been at Hogwarts for 4 years now. She is still part-veela and French and a knockout. HAve fun with that. Might be a pair more and some real fun if they take the bait. Update coming as soon as I check into a couple other games.

Also, Amanda, Athene, others might wanna discuss with Serena where she fits into stuff. I know Amanda and Serena have been friends all along.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1036 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 02:03
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Oooo, and Asuka ha a guest player now. One more potentially on the hook, but it is not looking good at the moment. I was excited for it as well.
Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 1 post
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 02:12
OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Hi. I'll be getting into things soon, still have to work on a few character ideas but will be reading through tomorrow and able to get moving and break things.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1138 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 05:07
OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Welcome to both of our new players.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1037 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 05:43
OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Amanda, you are, as always, utterly brilliant! Thanks for the long PM welcoming Serena! We also have a player for Asuka now who will jump in with the latina snsation soon. Other plots are afoot as well! Haha!

Friendly reminder that the Welcoming ceremony is sort of freeplay for everyone at the moment. It is IC but not structured. I will have NPCs move through as needed and will have a sorting and announcements section to close it out but mo PLOT elements occur there really. A few clues as always for our feaident archivist, Amanda, but no PLOT events per se. Those are going to occur at the festival innauguration event after I close the train.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1053 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 16:51
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Hello new peeps!  It's been a trollish, but wonderfully lazy weekend!  ^_^
Severus Snape
 GM, 1038 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 17:00
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Trollish but lazy is my favorite kind of weekend actually... Lets kieep thing moving so I don't get lazy about my game again... again... againagain.

Worried I finally scared off Akane. Hope Ganiah is still with us.
Ganiah Nkosi
 player, 26 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 17:04
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Still here! Travelling a bit recently, so spending time catching up.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1039 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 02:25
OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Good, glad to hear it Ganiah. Everyone else, I will post for James and Beth tonight sometime, so post by then if you can. There is a good spot here for some chit-chat and getting to know important NPCs. I know we are in a bit of a rut recently, but lets break that!
Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 3 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 04:50
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Amanda, that was just encouraging Asuka, confirming new profanity to go with the other two. It's good to be able to swear in many languages. :)
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 98 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 09:33
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Sorry I haven't been posting. Hi everyone

I'm all for helping 'get out of the rut'
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 100 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 11:58
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I'm very sorry Serena, I just missed your post. I was responding to Beth and I didn't realise your post was aimed at me. I realise now that I am 'the other girl' and that Beth is the one you were following.

We can leave your last post as it is, or you can edit it and we'll carry on talking, which ever you prefer