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November 28, 2018

Arts & Graphics is Hiring!


10:26 am - Katie



With all the growth and changes that the Arts & Graphics Forum has seen this year, we're finding ourselves in need of a bit more help, so we've decided to open applications to join our moderating team!

As the central hub of all creative activity here on HEX, A&G is always looking for ways to encourage and challenge users to expand their artistic abilities in all forms of art - digital, traditional media, photographs, writing, poetry, and everything in between!

If you're a creative person and find yourself interested in moderating on HEX, be sure to click on the link below and check out our application! All applications are due by December 5th.

A&G Moderator Applications



November 26, 2018

Cyber MONDAY MONday MOnday monday


4:01 pm - HEX Staff



Black Friday? That's so last year. Welcome instead to the rather more appropriate Cyber Monday.

NFY has been stocked to the rafters with a whole host of tempting treats but that's not all! Keep an eye on the auctions page, as those we couldn't cram into NFY may be appearing over the next three days.

Naut Fur You | Auctions



November 22, 2018

November Store Sale


9:17 pm - HEX Staff


Some people stand in line all night, freezing cold, delirious with exhaustion to try and be the first to get a humongous T.V., a great deal on kitchen wares, or the perfect holiday gift… and some of you stay up all night refreshing your web browser to try and catch some deals on HEX. This year, there will be no Black Friday. Instead we are having the more aptly named Cyber Monday Sale

Not only will NFY be stocked, but we will be holding some featured auctions! So, keep your eyes peeled and your coffers emptied out. Also, don’t forget to keep this thread on watch for more information as it becomes available.



November 21, 2018

The Atrium


3:06 pm - Katie


As chillier air wraps around us, we in The Atrium come bearing new activities to warm you up!
We can't wait to hear what you have to think in our two newest polls, and we've got a new participation raffle and HEXperience trivia to tickle your taste buds! Run on over to the Fountain of Magical Brethren to chat up two members of site staff and ask them all your questions! We're celebrating the new Fantastic Beasts movie as we attempt to help Jacob unscramble his memories in Muddled Memories!

In addition to our Errors and Glitches thread and suggestion threads, be sure to check out our Known Bugs thread, the Broken Coding and Formatting thread, and our Homepage Polls: Let's Talk About That! thread!

We hope to see you around The Atrium soon!



November 20, 2018

Shopping Forums Update


12:03 am - Doc Necro


The Shopping Forums Team invites you to come participate in Creature Curiosities, a set of Fantastic Beasts themed tasks that aims to spark your creativity and knowledge of these spectacular beings.

Looking for our monthly events? Look no further! First, come help fulfill Mr. Scrivenshaft's request for intriguing quills as you put your creativity to the test in Quirky Quills, the current contest hosted in Hogsmeade. Maybe you prefer a game of riddles? Visit Ravishing Riddles in the Three Broomsticks to join the fun! Next, stop by the White Wyvern in Knockturn Alley and check out Vicious Vampires if you think you can survive. These monthly activities end on November 30th.

Last, but not least, we have another Economy Training for you. New, for this month only, anyone who did not receive at least a 90% on the previous trainings may enter again. Training ends on December 15th.



November 19, 2018

Fan Fiction Forum


12:17 am - Desiree Snow


Newt Scamander gazed thoughtfully down at the navy blue journal in his hands, fingertips lightly grazing the golden words imprinted on the cover, 'Fantastic Characters!'

"Now, this is interesting," he murmured to himself, slowly opening the book to inspect the contents within. Each page was filled to the brim with information on various people and creatures. Profiles about mysterious individuals and even more mysterious beings, from name to personal history, and everything in between. "This will definitely be helpful!" Newt exclaimed.



Participate in the contests below to earn tickets towards the Monthly Raffle:

Picture Prompt | Guess the Character | Character Journals | Writers Circle | Continue the Story | November Theme Prompt



Would you rather read than write? Then maybe you'd have more fun with our Readers Digest!



November 17, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald Event


12:00 am - Newt


"My brothers. My sisters. The clock is ticking faster. My dream, we who live for truth, for love. The moment has come to take our rightful place in the world where we wizards are free. Join me or die."
- Gellert Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The wait is over. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is finally here. While I take on Grindelwald and save Muggles and wizards alike, I ask that you join the Magical Archives team and me in the Fantastic Beasts forum for a two-week celebration of the film.

However, before you begin chatting, we ask that each of you make your way to our Spoiler Ban thread, which can also be found in the FB forum, for rules and guidelines when discussing the film at any length. You may still visit the Contests section to see the range of activities going on around the site as I continue my research throughout the month.



"The time's coming, Newt... when you're going to have to pick a side."
- Theseus Scamander, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald



November 16, 2018

The Daily Prophet - November Edition


6:07 am - Cait


Hot off the presses, the latest edition of the Daily Prophet is on newsstands now! Autumn is a time for harvest even in the wizarding world. The newest edition of the Daily Prophet demystifies wizarding agriculture and highlights our community's long-standing agricultural traditions. Pick up your copy now and catch up on the latest news from the wizarding world!

Did you miss an edition, or want to re-read your favorite articles? Check out our Official Archives to get your hands on all of the Daily Prophet's former issues.

If you have any concerns regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact Cait or Breanna. You may also get in touch with Karli or Steph from Publications Management.



November 15, 2018

CARETAKER CONCOCTIONS - NOVEMBER


3:34 pm - Zimmy


You've dropped a book once or twice. Or maybe you folded a page to keep your place, or spilled ink, or even doodled away during History of Magic. Maybe you have a pile of books on a shelf or a table that have been waiting so, so patiently to be read, only to collect dust. Let's make one thing clear: the books are tired of being mistreated, so they're going on strike. Just what will Hogwarts do about Books on Strike?

PRIZES


Stabbed Diary of Tom Riddle // Book Charm // Parchment


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.



New Issue of The Quibbler!


3:09 am - Zoe



Whether you're in it because you can't get enough of the floats, can't help but to pass up all of that free candy, or you simply hate them, the fact of the matter is that you likely have some sort of experience with parades. This month, the editors felt that The Quibbler's writers needed a more... hands-on approach, so to speak, so we made them get down to the nitty-gritty on all things parade-related. Curious? Of course you are! Fortunately, it's time for the November issue!

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or send an owl to Zoe.



November 12, 2018

House Elections - Results!


5:45 pm - Zoe



And without further ado, the results from House staff elections! Please help us congratulate the winners of each House. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming term and can't wait to see what they will do for their House!

GRYFFINDOR
House Staff: desi, Ervy, oct1810, lazydaisy, Dragonian, and Jen0826

HUFFLEPUFF
Prefects: Ankush R Agrawal, Cordial, CuriousLolita, Dark Lord James, Pasiphae_, and TranquilityRainbows

RAVENCLAW
Head Student: Alicat and Little Fox
Prefect: Lyzea, Merewyn, Oakley, and SunkenSilver

Additionally, we'd like to formally announce - and congratulate - Brandon on his promotion to Hufflepuff Admin, and MariaAna on her promotion to Hufflepuff Assistant Admin! Finally, we'd like to spread our congratulations to rosieb410 on her promotion to Gryffindor Assistant Admin!



November 11, 2018

From the Grounds


1:24 am - Kljy


It was supposed to be an uneventful train ride back to school, but now, there are all sorts of creatures running amok on the Hogwarts Express. Can you get everything under control, or are you the person who put them there in the first place? Help or hinder the Groundskeepers in this month's Compartment Chaos. All entries are due on November 30th, 2018 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 the Roleplay and Roleplayer of the Month.



November 8, 2018

HINT Forums :: November


5:50 pm - KatieNumbers



After all of the excitement with the Ministry of Magic, our trio has decided to take some time to relax. Find out what our trio is up to on their break in our newest chapter of HINTory here! What adventures await our trio? Come read the next installment, or catch up from the beginning! Each chapter includes a poll - your votes help us determine what happens next in the story, and you might even get some House Points out of it.

While on break, one of the members of our trio, Alex, received an unsuspecting letter from his uncle. The letter enclosed a unique task: Assist in creating a Thanksgiving feast menu. To help Alex with his new task, head on over to our newest HINTory activity here ! Submit an entry for your chance at 2,000 House Points and the HINTspiration Award!

Chapter 15: Food and Puns? Skye is Eggcited! | Letters from Ilvermorny



November 7, 2018

Publications Management - November Updates


9:50 am - duckie



Come and join us over at The Newsstand for our monthly contest and discussions. The Quibbler took the news term, 'Fluff Piece' to a whole new level this past October, exploring clouds in that unique way that only the Quibbler staff can manage. To keep with this theme, The Newsstand staff thought it would be fun to invite the writers to dress up like clouds for our edition launch party. Naturally, in the true antics of The Quibbler writers, they went all out! Now it is your turn to puzzle through our clues to figure out who dressed up as which cloud, what materials they used to create their costume, and what place they finished in the contest!

This month we also have a special contest in honor of the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. It is your turn to make Front Page News by creating your own newspaper's front page and attention-grabbing article. This contest has something for everyone - graphics and design, writing, and a dash of luck - so be sure to make a grab for those Fantastic prizes!

Of course, when it comes to clouds, there is plenty to discuss; when you have a moment, float on over to this month's cloud-based discussion. If you would prefer a little more down-to-earth and Darker topic, this month's Daily Prophet discussion is all about Murder Mystery Madness. Join in our contest and discussions to win prizes, Galleons, House Points, and tickets to The Newsstand's Quarterly Raffle!



November 6, 2018

RPC November Updates


9:30 am - Cait




Join in as the RPC presents Vices and Virtues. As always we have our Roleplay of the Month, in which you’ll pair up to duke it out as opposing forces in Finding Integrity Through Iniquity. If you are looking for a more relaxed option, the RP Freestyle The Duality Within might be where your true colors are revealed. Additionally, for the first time in the RPC, we are hosting an RPG! Battle it out in Vices Versus Virtues.

Looking for something other than roleplays? We have you covered this month! First, pick your path in Observant Outbreak. Think you know what famous characters represent the sins and their counterparts? Find out in Character Connections. Are puzzles more your style? Check out A Moral and Immoral Enigma and put your skills to the test.

However, before you get started be sure to check out The V Teams and pick your side! Show off your favorite vice or virtue with an avatar and possibly win some extra tickets just for being on the winning side.

Most events end on the 26th of November, so you better get started! Per normal, the RP of the Month and RP Freestyle will last until the end of the month, ending on the 30th of November. All events give tickets to the extra special edition of November Participation Raffle.



November 5, 2018

HEXmas Wish List Claiming


9:28 pm - HEX Staff


With HEXmas right around the corner, we've all started shopping around and collecting various items to give to our nearest and dearest. With all of this shopping, however, there's always that lingering concern of "What if someone else already bought that for them?"

Never fear, HEXians, for Wish List Claiming has returned!

Once you've purchased a gift, simply go to the the Wish List for that particular friend and click "Claim an item for HEXmas" above the top row of the Wish List, then click "Claim Item" underneath the item that you've purchased. Be sure you have the item in your inventory before trying to claim it!

Please fully read the Wish List Claiming Guide before making any claims. Wish List claiming has been reset, so if you claimed an item last month, last week, or yesterday, that claim has been removed, so be sure to reclaim those items!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any member of site staff!

Happy claiming!



A&G November Update


10:02 am - CaptainBreeland


"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.." - Anonymous
As the world greets November, the Arts & Graphics Forum welcomes you to join us in exploring the darker reaches of magic! If Nicolas Flamel's Elixir of Life excites you, we encourage you to check out our monthly Graphics Challenge. If writing is more your speed, stop by our Writing Challenge to explore what being an Obscurus feels like. We also have our Weekly Prompts to give you those additional spark of inspiration throughout the month!

If you haven't already, be sure to stop by our Blotting the Parchment Incentive Program to learn about the different ways to earn ink spots for a chance to snag yourself our exclusive Enchanted Paintbrush!


We are accepting applications for A&G Mentors. These applications are now ongoing! You can find more information here if you are interested.

1st Place: Dragon Blood OR Dementor Action Figure + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: Beauxbatons Horse Plushie OR Wilted Rose + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: Luna's Paints Charm OR Quill Charm + 1,000 House Points

Graphics Challenge || Writing Challenge || Weekly Prompts || Artwork of the Month
A&G and Imgur



November 4, 2018

Social Media November Update


9:26 am - Maia




It's November and the Social Media team has new chats, raffle, and a contest or two!

How conscious are you with regards to the selection of the audience of the social media posts that you share? Are you open about it, or do you prefer to restrict different posts to different groups of people? Let us know in the latest Bi-Weekly Chat!

After a brief hiatus, our Social Butterfly title is back! Come, be active and social, and you could find yourself with a shiny new title!

This month, instead of our normal quarterly contest, the Social Media team wants you to help us find some very elusive beasts! Come lend Newt a hand in Fantastic Beasts? Where Will We Find Them!?

Lastly, come check out this month's Bi-monthly Raffle for a chance at some great prizes!



November 2, 2018

Magical Archives November Update


10:59 am - Newt


Another month, another house. Join us as we slither our way through the dungeons to take a closer look at Slytherin House. Come take a look at our Table of Contents which will have all contests listed with their beginning and ending dates, along with keeping our Watch Thread on watch for recent additions to our forums. We hope to see you there!


Ambition and cunning can beat the rest
Find both when celebrating this month's crest

There have been whispers of sightings of beasts, or perhaps it was Grindelwald. Join me, Newt, in my journey, looking for beasts and Grindelwald alike. I wonder what we will find? Be sure to keep an eye on this thread to receive all updates concerning my research, my beasts, and other fantastic happenings. Additionally, if you're wanting to talk about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film, please take a look at our Spoiler Ban before doing so.



November 1, 2018

Quidditch: Badgers & Eagles


2:45 pm - Armoracia


It's time for the third game of the season to get underway! Come join your fellow students over at the Quidditch Pitch to watch Hufflepuff take on Ravenclaw. It should be an exciting match! Will the Badgers dig out a victory? Or will the Eagles soar triumphant? Come root for your favorite team from the stands!



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