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December 31, 2018

Happy Birthday Tom!

2:06 pm - HEX Staff

Happy Birthday, Tom Riddle, aka Lord Voldemort, aka Number One Death Eater, aka Voldy!

Yes, that's right, HEXians. We thought this year we couldn't let the New Year celebrations overshadow that most important birthday of the one and only Dark Lord. So this year, we're celebrating New Years with a Death Eater flare! Be on the look out for a variety of REs to celebrate the occasion, as well as brand new holiday crackers filled with prizes. If you catch a cracker, be sure to find a buddy to help you open it and one of you will get a prize!

December 30, 2018

The Quibbler is Hiring!

12:49 am - Zoe

They say that hindsight is 20/20 and, well, that's just what the editors of The Quibbler are realizing. We are very sorely aware that when we previously opened applications, it was over the holiday... which was not the best idea that we've ever had. Oops?

We know that numerous people had previously expressed interest about applying and we want everyone to have that chance - and not miss out due to our poor scheduling. :lol: As such, the deadline for applications has been extended until January 7th at 11:59 PM HEX time! Sooo... if you thought you missed your chance, don't fret! Head on over to the application thread and get your application submitted today!

If you have any questions, please owl Zoe.

December 22, 2018

The Atrium

11:30 am - MariaAna

The weather outside may be frightful but the activities in The Atrium are always delightful!
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! With 2019 approaching fast, this month, we're asking for your help in telling us our Horrifying Horoscope.

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!

December 21, 2018

Now Hiring: RP Mentors

6:44 am - LinSpinner

Attention, roleplayers! Are you passionate about your craft? Do you think you have what it takes to guide others to improve their skill? Then the Roleplaying Teaching Center is looking for you. Roleplay Mentor applications are now open! Jump on over to the Teaching Center to see if you have what it takes and apply!

December 20, 2018

Shopping Forums Update

3:33 am - Enyra

The new month comes with a new set of exciting contests and activities in the Shopping Forums.

It seems Professor Trelawney's cards developed a will of their own. Will you help her sort the cards again in Troublesome Trivia, the new monthly contest in the Starry Prophesier in Knockturn Alley?

Professor Trelawney isn't the only one who needs help this month. Madam Puddifoot's small teashop in Hogsmeade is overrun with customers and she has lost track of who ordered what. Give her a hand in Obliviated Orders. There is a chance that she will reward you well.

Madam Rosmerta in the Three Broomsticks, on the other hand, seems to have everything under control. In fact, she is celebrating the day by giving out free butterbeer. You heard that right! Check it out in Rounds with Rosmerta.

December 19, 2018

Fan Fiction Forum

6:41 am - Desiree Snow

Have you ever heard of a Writing Circle?

Here's how it works. Say that you've hit a writer's block in the middle of your magnum opus. Just hop into this thread and skip down to the last post. There, someone else should have posted a request for help for one of their works. Offer advice and constructive criticism, then post your own request. The next person who needs help will help you, then post a new request.

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

Picture Prompt | Guess the Character | Character Journals l Continue the Story I December Theme Prompt I Fan Fic Con

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

December 18, 2018

O Hexmas Tree, O Hexmas Tree

7:11 pm - HEX Staff

What's a holiday without toys? Probably almost as bad as a holiday without trees! The house elves didn't want to find out what either of those scenarios would be like, so they've decided it's time for all of us to have a chance to build some playsets and decorate trees! I guess they also decided it should be a bit like a game of hide and seek, though, because you'll have to catch the playset pieces and tree decorations as they fall around the site as REs.

There are a whole bunch of playsets to build, and some of them are even brand new to HEX! So be sure to check out the playset building page to see what there is to build and check your progress gathering pieces. There are also multiple ways you can decorate your trees, so check out the tree decorating page to see all your options and what lights you'll need to create them. Playsets and trees can only be made for a limited time, so don't miss out on the fun!

December 17, 2018

Have Yourself a Merry Elf Christmas

2:23 pm - Jojo

The scrumptious smell of roasting turkey and chestnuts was briefly interrupted by the cold scent of a crisp snow day as yet another elf entered the Kitchens of Hogwarts. The newcomer shook the white flakes that had accumulated on his wrinkly, bat-like ears, as he promptly moved close to the warmth and aroma wafting from the fireplace. There, he found two of his oldest friends, seemingly waiting for him.

It's Christmas. Time for celebrating, time for miracles. The house-elves of Hogwarts have gathered in the Kitchens, not to cook for the wizards for once, but to have their own Christmas and discuss their future. Will you want to stay out of it as history is made? Join us in this event and
Have Yourself a Merry Elf Christmas!

December 16, 2018

The Daily Prophet - December Edition

8:22 am - Cait

With the business of the holidays, it's easy to forget to be thankful for what you already have. The December edition of the Daily Prophet encourages us all to take a step back and be grateful for all we have. Pick up your copy now and join the DP staff as we explore gratitude.

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.

December 15, 2018

Caretaker Concoctions - December

1:51 pm - little fox

Spices, sugar, and various other ingredients covered the counters in the Hogwarts Kitchen. A flour-coated House Elf in her favorite apron stood staring into the window of a closed oven. Ding! Quickly, Winky opened the oven and pulled out a delicious looking dessert. Crash! Without warning the pan slipped from her delicate fingers and hit the ground

“Oh no!” She shouted

Running into the the Kitchen you notice a quite frazzled looking Winky running about trying to salvage what she can. Grab your aprons and your chefs hat, we are in need of your help preparing Winky’s Holiday Feast!


House Tree || House Scarf || House Dreidel
(In winners House!)

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.

December 11, 2018

From the Grounds

12:32 pm - KatieNumbers

December is the month of holidays. Many of us celebrate something. We exchange gifts, spend time with our families, and stuff ourselves with food. But have we ever thought about whether the creatures that live around us celebrate like we do? Is there a specific place for them to do so? Do they also exchane gifts? Come and join the Groundskeepers as we find out all about it in A Shrieking Tradition. All entries are due on December 31st, 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.

December 10, 2018

New Issue of The Quibbler!

10:35 pm - Zoe

Feeling down and need a pick-me-up? How about a Pepper-Up Potion? Wanting to get revenge on an annoying classmate? Hiccoughing Solution has you covered! Not able to sleep well? Try a dose of Dreamless Sleep Potion and you'll be out like a light! Whatever potion it is that you prefer, you can't deny that they're a necessity in our world and that, my dear readers, is why the newest issue of The Quibbler is all about potions! Go grab an elixir to help you focus and dive right into the December issue here!

Once you're done reading the newest articles, be sure you stop by the writer application thread to find out how YOU can join our quirky, strange, and sometimes-flammable team!

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

What Staff is This?

12:00 am - HEX Staff

"Ho ho ho! Feed me cookies!" Wait, that's not quite the right quote, is it? It's certainly accurate, though, as Santa will be looking for your milk and cookies again this year! Milk and cookies will be falling as REs sitewide, and if you catch one you can choose to give them to Santa so he can give his expert opinion on the quality of your cookies. He'll reward you with a few galleons if he's impressed!

Need something to do while you're searching for cookies? The HEX staff is wondering just how well you know your gmods and juniors and staff (oh my!). To find out, we've changed up the traditional staff tasks from years' past and are inviting all of you to play a daily game of Guess Who! A new set of clues will be posted each day in the HEXmas forum, and you'll need to guess who is who in order to earn a lottery ticket. Good luck!

December 9, 2018

MG&S is Hiring Referees!

11:35 pm - dagaz

Is following Quidditch just your absolute favorite thing to do? Do you enjoy being helpful, and giving feedback on others' creative work(s)? If so, my referee team is in need of a few new, warm bodies, and you just might fit the bill. If you're interested, our referee applications are open!

December 8, 2018

HINT Forums :: December

5:59 pm - Kasey

Ever dream about recreating your favorite fandom? Creating the logo, writing the story that's used on the big screen, or designing the book cover for the newest edition? Now's your chance! Come show us what you think your favorite fandom should look like in this month's House Point contest, Ready, Set, Recreate!

There are total of 10,500 House Points to earn, as well as these fandom-tastic prizes:

December 7, 2018

Publications Management - December Updates

5:07 pm - Charleigh

We have another exciting line-up for you this month here at The Newsstand. You've heard of Celestina Warbeck, the Singing Sorceress; well, she needs your help! With the lead up to Christmas coming in quick, Celestina's deadline for her Christmas album is fast approaching. Give this month's Newsstand contest a bash, and you might even find yourself with some amazing Celestina Warbeck merchandise!

November's edition of The Daily Prophet took us deep into the world of agriculture. If you want to talk about all things vegetables, crops, and pumpkins, then come check out this month's Daily Prophet discussion.

If agriculture isn’t your thing, the Quibbler had a parade-themed November edition. If food, candy, and marching bands are what floats your float, then come check out this month's Quibbler discussion.

As always, participating in our contest and discussions can not only earn you House Points and prizes, but also tickets for the Newsstand Quarterly raffle.

December 6, 2018

RPC December Update

10:53 pm - Cait

Come celebrate the winter festivities with the RPC. December's Roleplay of the Month, Playtime takes you into a toy store where surprises await. If you aren't in the mood for the holidays, then the RP Freestyle, Not a Merry Christmas might be for you. Looking for something other than roleplays? We've got you covered! Come enjoy a puzzle in Home Sweet Home. Interested in seeing the presents we have in store for you this month? Check out the Participation Raffle to see what you can win.

December 5, 2018

A&G December Update

8:46 pm - CaptainBreeland

"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

December is the unofficial month of reflection. This month, the Arts & Graphics Forum welcomes you to join us in exploring history! Become the author of a wizarding textbook in this month's Graphics Challenge. If writing is more your speed, stop by our Writing Challenge to retell the events of the Second Wizarding War from the point of view of an unlikely narrator. We also have our Weekly Prompts to give you those additional sparks 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: The Potter's Memorial Sign OR Albus Dumbledore Remembered Article + 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 || Artwork of the Month

December 4, 2018

Social Media Monthly Update

7:25 am - Maia

December is here and the Social Media forum is stocked with chats, trivia, and more!

A new Social Butterfly has been chosen! Head over to this thread to find out who it is! Interested in earning this title? Check out the details here!

Get your #hashtag on with this month’s Quarterly Challenge!

Ever spend time surfing the web and come across an awesome giveaway? Do you participate in them? How do you feel about how they are ran? What sort of things do you look for? Discuss these things and more in the latest bi-weekly chat!

Lastly, December brings Bi-monthly Trivia back for another set!! Don’t forget to check that out!

December 3, 2018

HEXmas 2018

4:56 pm - HEX Staff

'Tis the season to be jolly! And HEX is starting to celebrate the season. Santa has come to Daily Money again, so you'll have to see if you get lucky and catch some higher offers than usual. Careful, though. Santa has a bit of a sense of humor and might offer you less than usual too! Need some extra spending money to help with all that HEXmas shopping? Then you'll be pleased to know that we've got poinsettias waiting for you! Tending these lovely holiday plants can earn you some equally lovely profit. We've also got the Christmas Lottery back again, so be sure to be active around the site to earn tickets.

Be sure to keep watching the homepage to see what other things the holidays will have in store and join us in the HEXmas forum to chat and have fun with your fellow HEXians. Also be sure to check out the guide thread and to keep the watch thread on watch.

December 2, 2018

Magical Archives December Update

12:04 am - vievelynn

To wrap up the year, we at the Magical Archives welcome everyone to delve into the House of Ravenclaw with us for the final month of Celebrating the Crest.

Keep an eye out on the Watch Thread so that you don't miss a single enigma we have coming your way. The Table of Contents will also provide a cohesive list of all eligible happenings in the Archives. Participate in the Magical Archives today for your chance to win the exclusive Book of Records!

Your wisdom and creativity we will test
During the celebrations of this month's crest

21 Years of Magic
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