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July 31, 2017

HEX's Next Top Graphic Designer 4

12:00 am - Sara

Hello and welcome to the fourth edition of HEX's Next Top Graphic Designer! We hope you've packed your bags and have your passport as we're taking a journey around the world. Each stop on this world tour will put our designers through a series of challenges to test their design skills.

Do you think you have what it takes to be HEX's Next Top Graphic Designer? Why don't you head on over to the Applications thread to see what your first task will be. With over 80,000 House Points up for grabs, items including a gorgeous new paint, up for grabs, there are plenty of reasons to join this competition. Though, really, who needs anything more than bragging rights?

I hope you didn't run away just because we said graphics. We've got something for those of us you who are not confident in your graphics ability, including over 15,000 House Points up for grabs. You will all have the opportunity of following our designers around the world in an attempt to fill up your very own passport. The race begins now.

Applications | Audience Raffle | Watch Thread

July 30, 2017

Harry Through The Ages

2:39 pm - ilostmyleftshoe

Characters are what make a story tick. They're complex, they're relatable, we put ourselves in their shoes and try to grasp their perspective. The Harry Potter series is no exception. The Magical Archivists will be exploring a few key characters from our favorite series - how they develop, how we feel about them, questions we have for them, and much, much more. To explore characters with us, as well as find out how you can win House Points, Galleons and some shiny items, join us in Harry Through the Ages.

July 28, 2017

Shopping Forums Fun!

1:47 pm - Vicki

The London Underground has new Economy Trainings up for the July-August months. These trainings are exciting opportunities available to anyone who wishes to show off their econ knowledge! For each level you pass, you get your very own badge to put on display anywhere you wish. We also have unique prizes up for grabs every month that can only be found in the Shopping Forums. All users start with the Easy Level training first, and continue on each month from there. You have two weeks left to get those entries turned in!

Easy Level | Intermediate Level | Advanced Level

We also have a new Rant of the Week, so be sure to join us in Clickbait!

July 27, 2017

Top Students 2017

8:13 pm - Hex Staff

Each year we like to take the time to recognize those students that work tirelessly to achieve high student scores and reward them for their efforts. This year is no different. To see what's up for grabs - and to find out if you qualify - head to this thread in the Entrance Hall. If you have any questions, feel free to owl Nelly.

Congratulations to all of our Top Students: it's quite a feat to stay so committed throughout the entire term. Your hard work and determination have helped your house, so it's only right that it also helps your inventory. ;)

P.S. - Fall term will begin in just a few more weeks. More details coming soon- keep your eyes on the homepage!

July 25, 2017

Career Fair

9:59 am - Mark

With activity levels rising around HEX, we need more members to help the forums grow even bigger. Because of this, applications for the positions Jr. Caretaker, Groundskeeper, HINT Moderator and ICOW Developer are open to everyone. We are looking for ambitious team players, who are willing to put in time and effort for HEX. Applications close on August 6th, at 11.59pm HEX time.

To apply for Caretakers click here for more information!
To apply for Groundskeepers click here for more information!
To apply for HINT Forums click here for more information!
To apply for International Confederation of Wizards (ICOW) click here for more information!

You may apply for more than one position. You may send an owl to Marki for general questions.

July 24, 2017


3:26 am - HEX Staff

We, the Goblins, in our never ending greediness, have been alerted to the fact that we are missing out on an excellent opportunity to earn some coppers (or shall we say, gold), and have taken over the site stocks system. For starters, we have immediately decided to update the money collected from users' dividends. The new amounts being collected can be found HERE.

However, as it often happens with us, avaricious beings as you'd so rightfully call us, you shouldn't truly know what to expect in the future, so tread carefully in that area from now on. More changes might be on the way...

July 21, 2017

It's Promotion Time!

11:51 am - HEX Staff

We are very pleased to announce that we have a new Staff Member! Please help us congratulate Ry240! We're sure she'll continue to bring great things to the site.

Next, please welcome Sammy as our latest Junior Staff member!

Finally, we also have a fresh batch of Global Moderators! Please help us welcome Aelara, Desiree Snow, Doc Necro, Dustball, Lauramarie, Lilyleia78, Little Fox, Meredith_lee, Ollivandra, Sparrowstorm, Spike, and Zimmy.

These promotions are all very well deserved, we can't wait to see what they can do!

July 20, 2017

Marketing Department: An Open Discussion

2:37 am - Lexi

The Marketing Department is always looking to improve and cater to the needs and wants of our audience. After all, why create and send out emails that people aren't interested in? But unfortunately, we are terrible at Legilimency. This leads to why we're here - we would like your help to shape future emails!

Help The Marketing Department

July 19, 2017

July Fan Fiction

1:01 am - Aetherene


Reporters are always trying to get a glimpse of The Boy Who Lived, The Chosen One. Anything about him, his wife, and even his kids. It's a story, a scoop on what Harry Potter has been up to all these years. But to the Potters, it's an annoyance on their private life. Fan Fiction is back again with a July Theme Prompt with items, galleons and house points as prizes!

Don't forget to join in the other activities that Fan Fiction also has to offer so you can win tickets for our Monthly Raffle.

Picture Prompt | Guess the Character | Continue the Story | Writing Circle | Character Journals

July 17, 2017

The Tim Burton Experience

12:00 am - Zoe

"I always liked strange characters." - Tim Burton

Us too, Mr. Burton. Us, too. If you've ever seen a Tim Burton movie, you know that the characters are often odd and kooky, occasionally even downright weird. That said... you can't help but love them. Want to experience some of the strangest characters that many of us have fallen in love with over the years? Want to take part in the most exciting cinematic event to happen this summer? How about a chance to enter some of the most eccentric contests that you've ever experienced? Excellent! Grab your wallets and your popcorn, HEXians! It's time to join the Ravenclaw House staff in The Tim Burton Experience!

July 16, 2017

New Issue of The Daily Prophet!

8:49 am - starrystar

Welcome back loyal readers to another fantastic edition of the Daily Prophet. Once again, our articles are packed with the latest news, tips, and advice on a variety of subjects! So, check out this month’s issue and we hope you look forward to the next!

Want to read more of the Daily Prophet? Then head on over to the Official Archives!

If you have any concerns regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact Rosie_may or Snowleetah. You may also get in touch with Artemis Eve or starrystar with Publications Management.

Written by Rosie_may

July 15, 2017

Caretaker Concoctions

12:37 pm - Danny

Award Ceremony!

July's Caretaker Concoctions is brought to you by the Kitchens and the Trophy Room! Come celebrate Neville Longbottom's Special Award for Services to the School! You might even get to meet the guests of honour... or get roped into helping out with planning. Who knows? It's time for an Award Ceremony.

Neville's Gum Wrapper Collection // Neville's Pointed Purple Crystal // Gryffindor Noise Maker

First: First choice of item + 3.250 House Points
Second: Second choice of item + 2.000 House Points
Third: Remaining item + 1.000 House Points

Be sure to watch the Student Hangout's Watch Thread and our Student Corkboard for regular updates on the happenings inside the walls of Hogwarts.

July 11, 2017

From the Grounds

6:18 am - Kljy

The cave under the lake has always been a point of interest for Hogwarts students. Over the years, many have dove in in an attempt to explore the cave and figure out the secrets the cave holds. What happens when a group of students find themselves trapped within the cave system, with no way out? Head over to the Under the Lake forum to figure out how the adventure went wrong and help the students navigate back to the surface in Trapped! All entries are due July 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. HEX time.

Please keep the Grounds' Watch Thread on watch for updates regarding activities and events like the current Bi-Weekly Chat, as well as Roleplay and Roleplayer of the Month.

July 7, 2017

Social Media: July

8:06 am - birdy

Social Media team is back again! We have some exciting news for you!

* Social Media and Avatars go hand in hand, so we thought it was time we combined these two! Want to join in the fun? Then something spell-i-licious awaits you! Avatar Association is a bi-weekly incentive where YOU get to wear avvies representing the different Social Media platforms here on HEX!

* Check out this bi-weekly chat, SM Platform Purpose!

*Our bi-monthly raffle is back. You get tickets depending on how much you interact with the various Hex social media platforms. Prizes include House Points, Special Prizes and a Muggle Conversation Contraption!

Sunday Shoutouts | Share and Be Social | Social Butterfly | Social Media User Submissions
Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter

We hope to see you all there!

July 6, 2017

RPC Update: July

3:20 pm - Mar

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
This month, everything’s gone topsy-turvy in the RPC, all starting with the mysterious identity switches between certain Moderators last Friday! What would it be like if your favourite character from any fandom awoke to find themselves in a different body? Head on over to our RPotM, Freaky Fanday, to find out!

While half of our Moderators tried to return themselves to their correct bodies, the others suddenly discovered that they had aged twenty years. Bills, beards, grey hair… what’s not to love? If you’d like to experience a sudden growth spurt into adulthood, we’d recommend playing it safe and taking part in our RP Freestyle, Little Big Man, with your friends!

Finally, take a sneak peek at the RPC Participation Raffle to check out for yourself which prizes have crash-landed!

RPC Participation Raffle | Freaky Fanday | Little Big Man

July 5, 2017

Arts & Graphics Forum :: July

3:02 pm - bizarre

What's that? Off in the distance... It looks scaly. Or are those feathers? Perhaps fur glistening in the sunlight. I can't tell if its got wings or extra legs or... Where are its eyes? Must be some sort of unknown creature. A mythical creature. Maybe you could go take a look, do some research for us. I mean, it couldn't be that dangerous, right?

For the month of July the Arts & Graphics forum wants to take a dive into your imagination and see what kind of magical, mythical creature you can come up with. Maybe you'd like to write about it's legend in our writing challenge. Or maybe you could put together an infographic on it in our graphics challenge. Or maybe, just maybe, if you're daring enough... Both!

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

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

July 4, 2017

New Issue of The Quibbler!

7:12 pm - Zoe

Grab your blanket, your teddy bear, and a big ol' fluffy pillow. This month, The Quibbler is all about nighttime! Whether you prefer to a stare at the stars while they're out and about or you'd rather be snuggled up in your bed, nice and cozy, this issue has something for you! Want to know what that something is? Great! Grab your copy of The Quibbler for some light reading before bed.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or owl Zoe, Art, or Nicole.

July 3, 2017

Summer Classes Have Returned!

12:10 am - Zoe

HEXians! We know that so many of you are itching to get your hands on some new lessons... after all, it's been two excruciatingly long weeks since we gave you a new one! Don't worry, we heard your requests and want to help make your summer more educational! After two long years, summer classes have returned! For the next month, Magical Education will be giving you a short series of classes.

This year, it's all about the Ministry of Magic! Join us as we dive into a six week session of learning about the Ministry's personnel, departments, and careers! Grab your school bags and join us in this thread to find out more!

July 1, 2017

Seen and Unforeseen

12:00 am - Hex Staff

You're sitting at your desk in the History of Magic classroom, letting Professor Binns' wheezy, droning voice lull you into a trance-like state that would make even Trelawney proud. The hot breeze coming from the open window beckons to you, making you wish you were anywhere but here. The last few days of classes are always the worst, you think, wishing that something, anything would happen to pull you out of this dreadful lethargy. Your head slips between your hands, and your forehead hits the wooden surface with a sharp thump for the third time in the last hour. As you look up, rubbing your nose, the room seems to dissolve in front of your eyes. It's as if everything turned blurry all of a sudden. The light outside the window, bright at the peak of day just a moment ago, turns duller and duller until night has taken over. People move around you, near you, seemingly unaware of your presence. A sudden wave of dizziness overcomes you, and you close your eyes, wondering if you have given yourself a concussion.

After a minute, you open your eyes to discover that the world has stilled once more and you are alone. No, not alone. A lanky, tawny-haired boy, who must not be older than twenty, sits at Professors Binns' desk, staring straight at you. You swallow as his harsh, yellowish eyes meet yours, wondering why his face is somewhat familiar. A glint of gold draws your attention, and your eyes widen at the sight of the tiny hourglass nestled inside a pair of rings and at the end of a yellow chain. Next, your eyes are drawn to the calendar on the wall. 1995. It can't be. You're still staring dumbfounded at the date unequivocally etched on the paper when the stranger addresses you.

Yes, you guessed it. This year's Summer Event is centered around The Order of the Phoenix. Once more, you have to choose a side. Will you rally by Lord Voldemort's or by the Order of the Phoenix's side?

Think well. Think carefully. For once you've chosen a side, you can NOT go back. Your choice will be permanently sealed and with it, the prizes and contests that you will be able to earn/join. So, which one will it be?

21 Years of Magic
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