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September 14, 2019

Publications Management - September Update


7:05 am - Morgan93



It's September and, while many people are returning to school, The Newsstand is returning in a different way: We're coming back with another month of activities! Come take a break from school and enjoy a musical interlude in our discussion on music based around the August issue of The Daily Prophet.

We're also shrinking things this month, which we blame on the influence of The Quibbler's August issue about small things. Firstly, find your way to this little discussion covering all thing itty bitty and teeny tiny. Then, join in on A Wee Bit of Fun, working your way through a series of small puzzles and challenges.

As always, participation in any of September's activities will earn you tickets to The Newsstand Quarterly Raffle and a chance at some spectacular prizes.



September 13, 2019

Shopping Forums Update


6:24 am - Cait



There are always lots of activities to do in the Shopping Forums. Start by checking out the Quarterly Raffle, this is the last month to earn tickets for this quarter!

But how do you earn tickets? Participate in any of the monthly activities below:
The LU Activity | Reinforcing Raffles | Seize the Loot
The Aggravated Alchemist | Curious Commissions | Letters to the Fans



September 12, 2019

Fan Fiction Forum


9:04 am - desi




"Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible."

The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Albus Dumbledore, shows the "deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts." Harry stumbled upon this very mirror during his first year, entranced by the images he saw, and then returned again and again to stare into the mirror until it was moved. What would you see if you got a chance to look? Let us know in September's Theme Prompt.

Are you more of a reader than a writer? Then head on over to Reader's Digest, where the audience gets to shine! Don't forget to participate in the following activities to earn tickets towards the Monthly Raffle:

Character Journals l Continue the Story | FanFic Con | Guess the Character | Picture Prompt | Writing Circle




And, of course, don't forget that participation in Author's Notes could win you an item exclusive to the Fan Fiction department!



September 11, 2019

The Grounds - September Update


5:51 pm - KatieNumbers




Did you hear the exciting news, HEXians?! The Grounds has recently had a revamp of all eight of our forums this month! Each forum will now be hosting monthly activities relating to the themes of each forum! Tons of House Points are up for grabs just for participating!

Interested in learning more about our revamp? That’s great! Head on over here for a quick overview of each Grounds forum. Once you’ve checked that out, be sure to take a look here, where you can find a quick reference to all the activities offered throughout each of our forums!

We can’t wait to see you around the Grounds!



September 10, 2019

The Welcome Center


12:49 am - Spike




September brings you stars, constellations, and stories in the Welcome Center! All users are invited to create an original tale in our Magical Myths contest and chat about mythology in our Monthly Discussion. Then stop by the Welcome Center Chat Thread and get to know the WC Mods!

For new users, we have our Newbie Raffle with lots of prizes - including the newly-added 'Plum Pack' of supplies to tend Dirigible Plums. And if you have questions as you learn your way around, feel free to ask in our Q & A thread!



September 9, 2019

RPC Teaching Center :: September Update


5:44 pm - KatieNumbers




School has started back up and what better way than to dive into the Teaching Center to learn even more Roleplaying terminology and who knows what else!

To start us off this month, come on down and delve into the Feedback Roundtable to learn how to give feedback in roleplay posts.

Hot off the press we have two nature themed roleplays for you to participate in. First, do you want a Corn Maze or does The Secret Life of Leaves sound more like what's up your alley? Either way we have plenty to go around and much more to come. So stroll through the leaves and see what you can feel!

Finally, we're always looking for more RP Mentors. Do you have a passion for helping others learn to roleplay? This may be the job for you! Head on over here to learn more on how you can apply!

Written by Jamoki



September 7, 2019

Florean's Frozen Fair


10:43 am - Zoe



Come one, come all! The Ravenclaw House staff invites everyone to Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor for a sweet surprise! To celebrate the start of another fantastic year at Hogwarts, Florean is hosting the school, showing everyone the ins and outs of his business, as well as treating them to some lovely ice cream. Join us in Florean's Frozen Fair. While you're there, don't forget to check out the participation raffle for a chance at some lovely prizes (including House points!) and a list of all our contests. Hurry over, you don't want to miss anything!



September 6, 2019

RPC SEPTEMBER UPDATE


1:20 pm - Kasey



Myth, legend, lore... fantasy. That's what we're exploring this month in the RPC, but naturally, we're changing things up a bit. Why not first check out our Roleplay of the Month and take us on a Flight of Fantasy. Let us know what it would be like for a non-magical character to suddenly find themselves in a magical world with a supernatural companion.

Have more of an interest in myths that we all know? Maybe you should try your hand at roleplaying a popular legend, but with the added twist of needing to make it realistic. That's right! It's time to Get Real!

Or maybe you'd rather design a superhero and then put them through a number of grueling trials, just like the Ancient Greeks. Don't let those abs fool you; those Herculean Tasks are no walk in the park, and now it's your chance to create your own.

And, of course, any eligible entries to our contests will earn you tickets to our September Participation Raffle. With some "much wow" prizes up for grabs, you're not going to want to miss this!



September 5, 2019

HINT Forums :: September Update


6:30 pm - KatieNumbers



This month, get your bowling shoes ready and join the HINT team in an epic game of bowling! That’s right, we’re taking a trip to the bowling lanes and YOU’RE invited! Think you’ve got what it takes to get a strike or spare? Now’s your chance to show your skills! Come check out Split Happens for your chance at some awesome prizes, including 11,000 House Points that are up for grabs!



September 4, 2019

Social Media September Update


8:28 pm - little fox



Join us in the #HEXSocialMeme-dia forum for our fun activities! We've got prizes, house points, and galleons up for grabs!

Back by popular demand! Check out our September contest Meme-bulus Meme-bletonia 2.0 to enjoy the same fun memes with a new twist!

What are your thoughts on mobile technology and children in a school environment? Discuss this and more in September's Monthly Musings!

September brings a new batch of monthly trivia questions! Scroll on over to I Bet The Muggles Won't Know About This! to test you knowledge on the Wizarding World!

Do you want a chance to win the fabulous Social Media exclusive item, House Points, or galleons? Visit our monthly raffle Platform Ponderings for all of the important details!

A new Social Butterfly is fluttering around HEX! Interested in earning this title and a snazzy new avatar? Check out the details here!

#SocialMediaofHEX #BeSocial



September 3, 2019

Arts & Graphics :: September


9:09 pm - Katie



The Gods of Love have taken over Arts & Graphics during the month of September! Stop by the Writing Challenge to dish on your favorite (or least favorite!) non-canon relationship. If graphics are more your game, head on over to the Graphics Challenge to show us your view on beauty in another person. If neither of these challenges are our flavor, scoot on over to our monthly discussion and tell us all your thoughts on Cupid's favorite topic.

Remember to check out our Blotting the Parchment Incentive Program for a chance to earn ink spots to win our exclusive Enchanted Paintbrush!

1st Place: Heart Confetti OR Heart Locket + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Graphics Challenge || Writing Challenge || Weekly Prompts || AotM || Discussion



September 1, 2019

All Aboard!


7:51 pm - Zoe



It's September first and you know that that means! Time for another term here on HEX! This year brings some old classes back for users to enjoy, as well as some wonderful new lessons, professors, and ideas. We know that you're all just as eager to get started as we are, so let's go! Head on over to this thread in the Entrance Hall to get started and find out more about how you can enroll in the 2019/2020 school term!



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