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February 17, 2019

Slytherin Election Results

6:52 pm - Pain

Without further ado, here are the results from the Slytherin House staff elections! Please help us congratulate the winners. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming term and can't wait to see all the wonderful things that they will do for Slytherin!

HoH: snakesnitch43
AHoH: Richard Lestrange
Prefects: Salazia, Pansy, Ragna Lokisdottir, and DiamondSwan15

February 16, 2019

Daily Prophet :: February Edition

10:23 am - Cait

Who is known for their wit, intelligence and originality? Why, that would be wise old Ravenclaw! Throw on some blue and bronze robes and join us in February's issue as we take a closer look at Ravenclaw House.

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 Breanna or Janelle. You may also get in touch with Cody, Karli or Steph from Publications Management.

February 15, 2019

Caretaker Concoctions - February

2:41 pm - Sammy

What was that that just ran by? Why did it oddly look like a magical creature? While pondering that thought, a couple more have rushed by. The large voice of Hagrid could be heard yelling, clearly frustrated over something. As you turn the corner, the half-giant comes into view. It looks like he needs some help after some of his magical creatures made their own Great Escape!


Hagrid Plushie || Errol Plushie || Blast Ended Skrewt Plushie

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.

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

12:02 pm - HEX Staff

Each year, February 14th rolls around in swirling waves of pink and red hearts, carrying forth bouquets of flowers and baskets of chocolates. It's a day to spend with your nearest and dearest, showering each other in decadent declarations of love and devotion. For some, that means spouses or partners. For others, it's spending quality time with friends or family.

Here on HEX, we consider you all to be our nearest and dearest! HEXians around the world share their stories, talent, highs, lows, and lives with us and HEX wouldn't be as cozy and homey as it is without each and every one of you. Whether you have that special someone off HEX, you're still looking for your person, or if you're perfectly happy kicking back with some good old-fashioned chatting, HEX would like to wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day!!

As you're out and about spreading some love today, keep your eyes peeled. You never know what or who you might stumble across to help you celebrate...

February 13, 2019

Shopping Forums Update

11:09 pm - little fox

Welcome to February! The Shopping Forums are full of fun activities for you with great prizes and plenty of house points to be earned.

Fancy earning yourself the honor of Death Eater of the Month and all the spoils that come with it? Make your way here for all of the sinister details.

Have you began earning your tickets for the new Quarterly Raffle? Participate in the monthly contests to earn your tickets. Participate in all of the contests and you will find yourself earning extra tickets!

This month's fabulous contests are:
Parctical Pranks | London Underground's Affordable Extravaganza | Challenging Chairs | Bargining with Mr. Borgin

February 12, 2019

From The Grounds

12:13 am - KatieNumbers

Come join us as we discover what happens when a creature turns into a human in this month's monthly contest, Miraculous Metamorphosis! Would they become easily adjusted to the human world? What troubles might they face? You get to decide! All entries are due by February 28th at 11:59 HEX time.

While you're at it, make sure to keep an eye on our Watch Thread to stay up to date with events like our current bi-weekly chat and roleplay and roleplayer of the month.

February 10, 2019

Power of Four

12:08 am - HEX Staff

Ah yes, love! A very powerful force. Love can drive us to do all sorts of feats. It can also force us to slow down and smell the flowers or to speed up and view the world around us at hyperspeed. Love comes in many forms, of course. This time of year, we're all accustomed to seeing things that remind us of romantic love, such as intensity and passion. This year, however, we bring you something a little different. Your founders - Godric, Helga, Rowena, and Salazar - have decided that we should celebrate platonic love, especially our love for not just our own Houses, but those of our friends as well. Join us here, as well as in all four Houses, as we spread the love through the Power of Four. While you do so, be sure to keep your eyes peeled; you never know what you might stumble across!

February 9, 2019

RPC Teaching Center February Updates

12:12 am - KatieNumbers

The Teaching Center is back with a new month full of fun activities and House Points up for grabs! Join us as we focus on descriptions in roleplays!

Descriptions are a very important part of any roleplay. They can help not only set a mood for the roleplay, but also paint a picture of the events happening around each character. Join us in our 101 series on practice describing characters! Being able to describe a setting is another very important aspect of any roleplay. In this month's Beginner's Roleplay, you will have the opportunity to describe settings using any fandom of your choice!

But that's not all! Join us in The Importance of Giving to discuss how important "giving" is to your roleplaying partners. Delve into topics such as being able to provide your partner something to work with, and how you can help ensure you provide your partner enough to build off of.

Next, head on over to this thread to congratulate our Student of the Month for February 2019! Do you think you've got what it takes to be the next Student of the Month? Check out the main Student of the Month thread to learn more about this new initiative! Finally, we are always on the lookout for new mentors! Think you've got what it takes to teach other how to roleplay? Head over to our Mentor Applications to learn how you can become an RP Mentor!

February 7, 2019

Publications Management - February Update

7:20 am - Morgan93

February has brought another set of exciting activities to The Newsstand. With the start of a new year, The Quibbler delved into a very relevant topic: calendars! The Newsstand is continuing this theme with a discussion on calendars.

Just as calendars have numbers, so does our Quibbler-based contest for the month. Can you help out the Newsstand and decipher our Crypto-Calendargram?

The new year is also a time for trying novel and exciting things. Perhaps the latest issue of The Daily Prophet has motivated you to participate in our inspirational discussion? Head on over to let us know what inspires you, both in the wizarding world and real life.

Participation in any and all of this month's events could earn you not only House Points and shiny prizes, but also tickets to the Newsstand Quarterly Raffle!

February 6, 2019

RPC February Updates

12:32 am - KatieNumbers

This Valentine's Day, come celebrate one of the most sacred forms of love with us - friendship! For Frientine's Day, you will have the chance to create your own party!

Do you love books and romance? In this month's Freestyle, Trouble in the Stacks, you get the best of both worlds! Join us as we discover the amazing world of literary romance.

This month, the Lounge will be celebrating Valentine's Day a little differently. Do you have a non-canon couple in the Harry Potter series that you wish more than anything could be together? Make this dream a reality in our Lounge contest, Surprising Ships!

As always, by participating in any of our events, you will automatically earn a ticket to our February Participation Raffle! Head on over to see what amazing prizes await you!

February 5, 2019

HINT Forums :: February Update

5:39 pm - duckie

The magical world appears to be in need of new gaming consoles that the entire community can enjoy, and we need your help coming up with some fresh new ideas. Join us in Charmed Consoles to advertise your magical console creation!

There are 10,500 House Points up for grabs as well as these Arthur-worthy prizes:

February 4, 2019

Social Media February Update

3:56 pm - Julieexann

It's February, the month of love! The Social Media forum would love to share our new activities with you all!

Get your #emoji on this month in Emoji Inquiry. Let us know your thoughts to our questions in, you guessed it, emojis!

Do you know what zodiac animals are? Would you like to learn intersting tidbits about the Chinese New Year on Social Media. Discuss these things and more in February's first chat topic!

Do you want a chance to win the Social Media exclusive item? Or many you fancy some House points? Visit our monthly raffle Platform Ponderings for all of the important details!

A new set of trivia questions are ready for February! Scroll on over to I Bet The Muggles Won't Know About This! to check them out!

Finally, 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!

#SocialMediaofHEX #BeSocial

February 3, 2019

Arts & Graphics Forum Update :: February

11:34 pm - Katie

"The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box." - RuPaul

Grab your brightest paints and your most vivid words - it's time to bring some color to the Arts & Graphics Forum this month! Shimmy on over to the Writing Challenge, where you're tasked with describing a color... without naming the color. If the visual arts are more your style, strut your stuff over to the Graphics Challenge to use one color in depicting a scene. Don't forget about our Weekly Prompts if you need an additional boost of creative inspiration!

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!

Be sure to check out our mentor applications here if you're interested in helping others grow in their creative abilities! On the flip side, head on over to the mentorship program if you're looking for a bit of help elevating your skills to the next level!

1st Place: Glass Egg (Color Swirl) OR Stained Glass Egg + 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

February 2, 2019

Magical Archives

12:40 pm - Enyra

The Magical Archives once again are offering a variety of contests and discussions to explore the Harry Potter books and companion novels.

If you are still looking for an outlet for your creativity, why not design a fairy tale book cover in Coveted Covers? Or, if you prefer to write, make your way over to Memoirs of a Trolley Witch and tell us all about what you think the job of the Trolley Witch in the Hogwarts Express entails. You could also show or tell us what you think Kreacher endured when drinking the Draught of Despair in An Elf's Nightmare.

These are only some examples of what the Magical Archives have to offer. There are plenty of House Points waiting to be yours. If you don't want to miss any news in the future, don't forget to put the Watch Thread on watch! In addition, the Table of Contents provides a comprehensive overview of all ongoing activities. Participation in any of these will earn you a chance in winning the Book of Records!

Watch Thread || Table of Contents

February 1, 2019

The RP Factor 2019

12:00 am - Lucas

A labyrinth of stainless steel walls towers above you, reflecting a harsh fluorescent light whose origin you cannot detect. The air is thick against your exposed limbs, humid, heavy, chafing. You run forward along the seemingly endless pathways, raw grains of earth crawling between your toes like specks of sandpaper. Anxiety buzzing in your veins, you quicken your stride, running until your lungs burn and your senses are reduced to the frantic beating of your heart as its mantra fills your ears. The next turn looms closer, and the gasp that snakes its way between your lips almost obscures the guttural undertone now interrupting the sound of your heartbeat. It almost sounds like... cheering. You barrel around the intersection, your fingers grazing the sleek metal of the nearest wall, and feel your legs collapse at the sight before you.

What happens next, you might be wondering? Unfortunately, I don't have that answer, as the possibilities are endless and lie within the minds of HEX's role-players. Whether it be creating worlds so vivid you can feel the foreign waters crashing against your feet, or writing characters so real you feel you have known them all your life, role-playing demands a lot from those who dare to attempt it. While the results can often be marvelous, filled with dark, poignant, and breathtaking tales, they can also fall a bit flat, the world they are meant to portray crumbling beneath the reader's uninterested eyes. Do you think you have what it takes to enthrall readers with your role-plays, to transport them to other worlds the likes of which they've never seen? Perhaps it's time that you turn that last corner and find out.

The RP Factor 2019: Information & Watch Thread | Discussion Thread

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