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February 28, 2015

ISO: Professors & Substitutes


10:33 am - Ninja Kitten


We still have a couple of positions open in the school here on HEX. 'This is your friendly neighborhood watch reminding you to spay and neuter your pets.' that applications for the position of professor are open permanently.

If teaching is something you'd like to consider then we invite you to head on over to this thread in order to read more on how to apply to become a professor or sub.

Good luck! We look forward to working with you!

Your Magical Education Administration



February 24, 2015

Charm Bracelets, Charm Boxes and Lovebugs


8:06 pm - Nefarious Black



So alot of people have been asking if the bracelets and boxes would have an action, or could be equipped. The answer is yes. We had planned to have the coding done for all of this by now, so there wouldn't be any confusion, but it has just been one of those months. :P We would suggest that everyone get a box and bracelet from the store while they still can. Once the coding is done, I think most users would be disappointed, if they didn't have these items, when they could have, if only they had known.These items and more, can be purchased with lovebugs here. The store will only be opened for a limited time, so act fast!
All updates on this subject can be found in this forum.



February 21, 2015

Magical Archives


3:29 pm - Ninja Kitten


The Magical Archivists would love for you to come out and play with us. Each month there will be two contests in two separate Harry Potter archives. So join us as we journey back to Harry's run in with Gilderoy Lockhart during his second year at Hogwarts and then apparate on over to help Arthur Weasley with some for the Order during Harry's fourth year as well. Here are this month's opportunities:

Tales of Gilderoy Lockhart || Fleshing Out the Phoenix



February 20, 2015

Dueling - Ravenclaw vs. Slytherin


4:15 am - Alisyn Malfoy


It's time to get a taste of new cultures! The ever-so-wonderful and great Dueling Master, Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, has prepared an infusion of the Asian world for the Great Hall in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Stop by to see the firecrackers, lion dances, and profusion of scarlet ribbons and banners! While you're there, grab a moon cake to munch on while you watch a stunning display of creativity and ingenuity between fellow students. With any luck, there won't be too much blood, and if there is, maybe it'll add to the decor?

The third set of duels is between Clever Ravenclaw and Cunning Slytherin. Head over to the Great Hall to see which House will bring home the victory!



February 16, 2015

Publications Announcement


9:38 am - picklebuddy7




Applications for all three of our lovely HEX Publications are now open! If you fancy writing for either the Daily Prophet or the Quibbler or if you can picture yourself being a host on WWN, this thread may be the perfect place for you!

We have listed a general overview of each publication, along with a person to contact if you have any questions about an individual publication. There is a general application shown towards the bottom of this post, and the final section ("Example Submission") of the application will depend upon which publication you decide to apply for. Information for this section of the application is provided here.

Best of luck to all applicants!



February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015


6:40 am - HEX Staff



Welcome, welcome! Have a lot of plans this Valentine's Day? Well we sure do. From now until the end of the weekend, Hex will be hustling and bustling with V-Day festivities. We ask that you join in and spread the love. Toot-Sweets are back, don't forget to blow some kisses, along with a new teddy that allows you to send a hug to all your friends. Keep your eyes peeled for an RE or two along the way! Please go to the Welcome thread in Slytherin's, Love of Merlin event forum for a quick how to guide as well as a place for questions and answers.



February 12, 2015

What am I?


4:44 pm - Ninja Kitten


I am a recipient of great value
Yet no wine has ever filled me
I am both worshiped and viewed with terror
For I am the fate bearer.

As a dragon, flames I spit
And with them, I call the ones
I doom to desperation
Or eternal admiration.



February 9, 2015

For The Love Of Merlin


10:28 am - xxmissyxx101


The great wizard, Merlin, has come to join the Slytherins for Valentine's Day. Looking as his fellow Slytherins, he is somewhat disappointed about how certain students act towards Muggles, seeing his previous hard work going to waste.

Over the next two weeks, he hopes to change our attitudes on Muggles and help us see that Muggles can be something to love and honour. He will show us the way to live peacefully and the reasons why he started the Order of Merlin in the first place.

Being the kind and loving wizard that he is, he wants to invite everyone from every house to share this compassion, so come join the Slytherin Staff and Merlin, for this Valentine's Day.

Join us



February 6, 2015

New RE Abuse Policy


8:43 am - Ninja Kitten


Valentine's Day is approaching and we all know what that means: fun activities to enjoy with our friends and fellow HEXians. Along with the fun and games, though, comes a bit of order.

This is not a new policy, persay, but one that we felt needed to be addressed with the site as a whole. With the random event activities we put on last year came a bit of rule-breaking. Several users were found to be abusing the fun random events that dropped across the site.

These random events are meant to be fun and to be given to users who are active on the site. It is not meant to be given in excess to any one user. Abuse of random events can be found by not only excessively refreshing a page, but also in several other methods that have been employed by users.

Any user that is found to be abusing the privileges that come along with HEX holiday fun and random events will be given ONE warning to stop their abuse. If it continues or happens again at any point in the future they will be banned from receiving said holiday random events on HEX. The banned users will be given ONE chance to owl a site admin to have their ban lifted six months after the ban occurred. If lifted, and the user shows signs of abuse at any point afterwards, the ban will change into a ban for the rest of their time on HEX. That means that this ban is a lifetime ban and is non-negotiable. The users who are banned will receive an owl telling them as such.

Abuse of random events leads to a very diluted market for certain items and that means a decrease in over-all value. This all leads to users not being able to have as much fun as they could have if everyone followed the rules.

So for this holiday season, and all those in the future, please follow ALL HEX rules. It really does help to make the holidays that much more enjoyable! <3

--HEX Staff



February 5, 2015

Arts & Graphics Forum Update - February


6:39 pm - deidra



Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a Unicorn. That's right, the theme over in the Arts & Graphics forum is most definitely unicorns. Why? Because, unicorns. That's why.

The writing challenge this month is a good, old fashioned picture prompt. You are writing a short prose piece inspired by a lovely picture of a unicorn.The graphics challenge is as equally straight-forward. You will be making a set of graphics inspired by the catchphrase featured at the beginning of this announcement. This months artwork of the month is very cool and contemporary, and definitely worth checking out. Also new this month, we have a brand new way of entering these contests, so please be sure to check out the rules of each challenge before entering. Have fun and good luck!

And now, the prizes;
1st Place: 10,000 Galleons + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 5,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 2,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Writing Challenge || Graphics Challenge || Artwork of the Month



February 2, 2015

The Quibbler - February2015


6:12 pm - harry_fun



"Ah, music! A magic beyond all we do here!", a wise man once said. The February issue of the Quibbler is all about music, so you cannot miss it! Enjoy the fun articles and if you have questions or comments, owl Ted or Allie.



February 1, 2015

Of Masquerades and Mayhem


2:36 pm - Sophia Oceanborn


The Yule Ball? Please. Be prepared for the biggest party Hogwarts has ever seen. Fabulous dresses, sophisticated dishes, dazzling decorations and magnificent masks--those are a couple of the ingredients the HINT staff has used in the planning of their own, private masquerade.

The best part? You're on the guest list. Make sure you grab your fanciest clothes, polish your mask and attend!

We're waiting for you in any of the HINT Forums. Don't be late!
Magical Theories
Games Forum | Clubs Forum
Book Discussion | Film Discussion



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