The JC Hogwarts House Cup: Version 13 - Game Thread

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  1. Jaina Byrd Force Ghost

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    Buaha! Amber PWNS Slytherclaw!
  2. Jaina_Solo_15 Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh] Amber also has more points than Hufflepuff.
  3. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Whoa... must've been those banners that sealed it :p
  4. CodeName_Targeter Force Ghost

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    *points to La Vie Sloshed Stu lyrics*

    "Mucho procrastination."
  5. thecleric007 Jedi Master

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    Nice to see a few things haven't changed while I was gone from the game: points still don't get posted very fast, and Amber still is INSANE. But that's why we love her XD
  6. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Whoa... must've been those banners that sealed it :p

    [face_laugh]

    Yeah it is. Normally other people leave them to later in the game but I do them first as I like the image tasks.


    Amber still is INSANE. But that's why we love her XD

    It wouldn't be the same if I didn't go and do my normal tasks in the first week, especially when it is the most free week I have for the whole game :p

  7. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    Good first week people :D
  8. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Pah, it's only the first week... [face_talk_hand]

    :p

    GO SLYTHERIN!!! :D [face_peace]
  9. Mara-Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    HEY! I got them up before the weekend! :p
  10. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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  11. Mara-Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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  12. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    If you give a Nicky a cookie...


    CRAP. I just got a task idea from that. :oops:
  13. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] Those books drive me nuts 8-}
  14. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    As it is technically Sunday here and I would like some sleep (As I doubt I'll be getting much for the next month) here's Gryffindor's tasks for the week.....don't worry guys, I'm slowing down now on the tasks as I have realised I kinda need to do some university work [face_shhh]

    Books

    Discuss the significance of any character?s name and how it relates to their character and personality and/or what happens to them throughout the books. May do up to 3. 10 points.

    Sirius Black
    Named after Alpha Canis Majoris, the dog star constellation. Sirius is the luminary of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. Sirius Black can transform into a large black dog, he managed to do this at a young age and use this to break out of Azkaban, making Sirius Black one of the brightest wizards.

    Remus Lupin
    Remus comes from the Roman stories of Remus and Romulus who were raised by wolves.
    Lupin also comes from the word Lupine meaning characteristic of or resembling a wolf. However, his middle name is John meaning God is gracious or merciful. His middle name gives him the association with being human while the first and surname connect him to his wolf side. The names don't give much for his character however you can determine that the "John" is for his patient side while his first and surname being wild associations show there is another side to him which he keeps hidden.

    Hermione Granger
    Hermione comes from the Greek meaning "messenger; earthly."
    Granger is a Saxon word meaning one who superintended a large farm or Grange. Often Hermione is the one having to go between Harry and Ron trying to get them to talk to each other a bit like herding a farm.

    <AmberStarbright>

    Describe the magical properties of any potions ingredient or other object in the HP-verse. May do up to 10 and may make up magical properties as desired.

    1. Hand of Glory, Brings light only to the holder partiulary good if you are a theif.

    2. Boomslang Skin, Taken form the snake of the same name it is a vital ingredient in Polyjuice potion.

    3. Porcupine Quills, these are used in a boil cure potion and help to reduce the boils thought the same means that the quills retract, must only be added to the potion after removing from the flame.

    4. Drangons Blood, of all the various uses of this ingriediant number tweleve is that of oven cleaner.

    5. Powdered Moonstone, combined with syrup of Helebore will make a Draught of Peace potion.

    6. Horcrux, An object in which a wizard can hide part of his soul thus enabaling himself to cheat death.

    7. Pesieve, A shollow stone basin that is used to store and recollect memories.

    8. Scarab Beetles, when crushed they are used in a Wit Sharpening Potion.

    9. Joberknoll Feathers, are used in truth potions particulary Veritaserum, these are used as the bird it is taken from makes no sound at all until the moment of its death, when it screams all of the noises that it has ever heard, because of this the feathers make the potion takers tell the truth.

    10. Wartcap Powder, A substance which causes the skin of a person who touches it to form a thick hard crust.

    <jedichef1>

    Movies

    Make a teaser poster for the any of next Harry Potter movies based on any existing HP related images, including fanart and pictures from any of the movies. 30 points.

    http://www.mikestruys.com/jeannette/GryffindorGame13/Movie/OOTPposter.jpg

    <AmberStarbright>

    House Pride

    Make a House motto. Note: this must be either a direct or slightly modified quote from any of the seven HP books, any SW book, comic, or movie, or any LoTR book/movie. You may also use a funny description of your HC team. ie: ?We have more inside jokes than a pack of cheerleaders.? 5 points.

    One House to rule them all, One House to find them,
    One House to bring them all and in the dark times bind
  15. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    I got pwned. :p Teh Claw is in last place :(
  16. Sar-Tamber-lac Force Ghost

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    For now...muwhahahahaha!! Go Ravenclaw!
  17. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Hey Nicky, teh Claw should be at 315 and not 215. ;)
  18. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    I'm never going to be able to listen to Pretty Woman again! [face_laugh]


    Curse Yubs for not doing it...


    Ravenclaw Week 2 Update

    Books

    What exactly happened to Umbridge in the forest in OOTP? Please remember that these boards are PG. :p 5 points.

    Well, since it has to be PG, we'll just say that the centaurs tied her up and just scared her in general. No actual physical contact, they just scared the willies out of her. Probably just a lot of intimidating looks, threats, etc. etc.


    Ask me again on a non-PG rated board and I'll tell you something else. :p

    Completed by: Miana Kenobi

    Can one be an Animagus and a werewolf at the same time? Why or why not? 10 points.

    The short answer is no. It is not possible to be an Animagus and a werewolf at the same time. The reasons why are rather complicated. A werewolf is a creature that is ruled by its basic emotions, and as such are not considered to have the emotional centre needed in order to control themselves. This makes them rather uncontrollable at the best of times (see Professor Lupin in POA). Animagus, like werewolves, are an animal form of a wizard or witch. Unlike werewolves, however, they are much more emotionally stable, given that the wizard or witch has full control of themselves in their animal state (barring certain circumstances such as a more carnivorous animal form or relenting to natural bloodlust). This is further augmented by the fact that becoming an Animagi is a voluntary process while becoming a werewolf is the result of getting bitten by another werewolf, an event usually outside of a wizard/witch?s control.

    Completed by: TIEPilot051999


    Movies

    What scenes might be omitted from the HBP movie? Why would they be omitted? May do up to 3. 10 points.

    Scene #1 - Chapter Six

    I believe the scene in Madame Milkin's robe shop will be left out. There's not really anything that happens in there that is needed for the overall plot, other than the whole Malfoy's-sensitive-about-his-left-arm thing, which could be covered enough in the Borgin and Burke's scene with Draco. We all know Draco a butt, likes to call Hermoine a mudblood, and his mom is a snot, so that doesn't need to be seen and heard again. There's really no reason to have this scene in.


    Scene #2 - Chapter Fifteen

    Slughorn's Christmas party is another thing that can be left on the cutting room floor. The only super-significant thing that happens in that scene is Harry overhearing Snape and Draco's conversation in the classroom. This can be put in anywhere. I don't think the movie is going to have too big a focus on Slughorn and his "Slug Club". As far as the Hermoine/McLaggen and Harry/Luna coupling goes during this party, there's going to be enough going on without having to worry about yucky couples and more rumors. There's not much reason to put this scene in the movie.

    Scene #3 - Chapter 18

    Apparition Lessons are another thing I think doesn't hold enough water to make a place in the movie. The only thing that happens in this scene is Harry overhearing the conversation between Malfoy and his goons. That can happen anywhere. So, unless they want to add a little painful gore in the movie by showing someone splinch themselves, there's not much this scene can add to the movie.

    Completed by: Sar-Tamber-lac


    Things to Come

    Speculate on the future of any of the characters in the HP verse in the 7th book in light of the events of HBP. May do up to 3. 25 points.

    1. REMUS LUPIN

    Lupin became a werewolf at the hand of Fenrir Greyback. He will definitely step up as a father figure for Harry with James, Sirius and Dumbledore being gone. When the Order of the Phoenix returns, he will be one of the leaders taking up the roles of those who have fallen in previous books. Lupin will be there during one of the major wizarding battles, only to die at the hand of Greyback. It'll be a
  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Slytherin Update

    Books


    What would have happened if Harry hadn?t touched the Triwizard Cup in Goblet of Fire? For example, what if Fleur or Krum had reached it first? 10 points.

    If either Krum or Fleur reached the cup before Harry, the Portkey would have taken them to Voldemort, of course. It could go one of two ways. First, Voldemort could have killed whoever reached the graveyard, like his killed Cedric when he came with Harry. However, Voldemort planned this moment (and Barty Crouch Jr. as well) all schoolyear, so Voldemort might have resorted to using either student's blood in order to be ressurected.

    But, it would not be Harry's blood and that is the element that was needed in order for Voldemort to make him invincible and to have the protection Harry had. But, like stated, with a whole years worth of planning, he might just take what he could get. Although he would be really, really angry that his plan fell apart and would take it out on someone.

    [JediVegeta]


    Discuss the significance of any character?s name and how it relates to their character and personality and/or what happens to them throughout the books. May do up to 3. 10 points

    1.

    Cassandra Trelawney, a briefly mentioned ancestor of Professor Trelawney, probably got her name from the mythological seer Cassandra of Troy. According to Greek legend, Cassandra spurned the advances of the god Apollo, who then cursed her with the Sight. Though she knew the future, when she told people, they didn?t believe her. Because she was a famous seer, Rowling chose her name for that of Professor Trelawney?s relative, who was said to be a famous seer.

    [NYCitygurl]


    2.

    The first part of Draco Malfoy?s name is derived from the word ?dragon.? In European mythology, dragons were evil creatures that ate fair maidens and had to be slain by noble knights. His last name has the root ?mal? in it, which means ?bad.? His first and last name together show that he is all-around not a good guy.

    [NYCitygurl]


    3.

    Peter Pettigrew?s nickname, Wormtail, suits his personality perfectly. Worms are small creatures that crawl on the ground and try not to attract attention. They are seen as low and unworthy. They literally have no spines, while Wormtail is lacking a figurative one. Worms are almost like little cousins of snakes, but not as grand and noble. Thus, Wormtail is not as big and grand as the snakes (the Death Eaters who all came from Slytherin).

    [NYCitygurl]


    What would have happened if Slughorn had given the Potions Book to Ron in HBP? 10 points.

    Ron would have used the Half-Blood Prince?s book to his advantage, just like Harry, and he would have reveled in his success more since he?s usually in Harry?s shadow. However, he would not become as obsessed with the book as Harry did, because Harry has an obsessive personality and Ron doesn?t. It would have made Hermione mad, but it wouldn?t have driven her nuts. Harry probably would have been a little jealous, but Ron probably would have shared the book and his success.

    [NYCitygurl]


    What exactly happened to Umbridge in the forest in OOTP? Please remember that these boards are PG. tongue 5 points.

    She insulted the centaurs so they all attacked her and she barely survived. She called them half-breeds.

    [DarthFisto]


    Movies

    What scenes might be omitted from the HBP movie? Why would they be omitted? May do up to 3. 10 points.

    1.

    The HBP movie will probably not include the first chapter where Fudge and Scrimgoer visit the Muggle Prime Minister. All that the chapter does really is let us know that there is a new Minister of Magic, which can be done in a sentence someplace else. Taking an entire chapter to do that in the book was a bit much, and with the time constraints in the movie it would be silly to include that.

    [NYCitygurl]


    2.

    The second chapter, with Narcissa and Bellatrix and Snape where Snape makes the Unbreakable Vow, will pro
  20. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    House Pride

    Create a Chocolate Frog card for any member of your House or House Cup team. May do up to 2. 15 points.


    1.

    Jedi_Whispers: Slytherin Prefect

    Whispers is a first-time prefect for Slytherin House, and is playing her second game of the JC House Cup.

    She has served in the army and has been stationed in a couple different countries. She has a beautiful little girl.

    Whispers has spent a considerable amount of time on the JC fanfic boards and had written several stories there. She?s brave enough to take on huge tasks (like the big Challenge fic) and is a very hard worker.

    [NYCitygurl]


    2.

    Mar17swgirl: Slytherin Prefect

    Mar is serving her first term as a Slytherin prefect, and her first full game with Slytherin. She isn?t scared of taking on long or hard tasks, and is comfortable enough in her role to post one of the weekly updates.

    Mar is an ex-JC mod and a huge Monty Python addict. She is trying to convert the JC posters to Monty Python-ism. Since most of the other Slytherins are also slightly addicted to Monty Python, don?t be surprised when she announces that we are changing out House symbol from a serpent to the Holy Grail.

    [NYCitygurl]


    Give reasons (at least 4) that Madame Pince was in your House. 15 points.


    1. She yells often, and so do we, mostly when our plans go wrong. She expects students to respect her authority, and we expect the world to respect our authority.
    2. She goes crazy when books are damaged, and when Slytherin plans are ruins, we go nuts. And we are also told that we are completely insane.
    3. She is quiet probably dating Filch, and according to the wizarding world, especially those who automatically equate us with the Death Eaters, Slytherins and smile go together.
    4. She has a shrill voice. Slytherins have shrill voices as well?take Sirius Black?s mother, for example.

    [NYCitygurl]


    Humor

    What are some of the perks of being a Hogwarts professor? May do up to 20. 5 points each.


    1. You get to boss students around.
    2. You have a cool title.
    3. You get to give the students loads of homework.
    4. You get to flunk students.
    5. You (sometimes) get respect.
    6. You get to sit at the High Table for meals.
    7. It might to be a great salary, but it?s decent.
    8. You are personally acquainted with Dumbledore.
    9. You can give detentions.
    10. You get a summer break.
    11. You get awesome food.
    12. You get to live at Hogwarts.
    13. You know a lot and get to tell the students about it, even if bunches of it is thoroughly useless and would never be used in the real world.
    14. If you choose, you can avoid the real world *coughTrelawneycough*
    15. Unless you teach Defense Against the Dark Arts, you?re almost guarantied to keep your position as long as you want it.
    16. You can order Peeves to shut up and he?ll have to listen.
    17. You can talk to ghosts whenever you please.
    18. Madam Pince won?t yell at you when you forget to return library books.
    19. You are old enough to drink firewhisky and there is a convenient pub nearby.
    20. You can give and take away House points.

    [NYCitygurl]


    Write a new educational decree (similar to Umbridge's, but funny). May do up to 7. 10 points.


    ?By Order Of?
    The Prefects of Slytherin House

    All Hogwarts students must now sing ?Hit Me Baby One More Time? by Brittany spears immediately before breakfast every morning. Those who do not will have Harry Potter?s slimy sock from the end of Chamber of Secrets shoved down their throats.

    Signed:
    Natalie
    Slytherin Head Prefect

    [NYCitygurl]

    ?By Order Of?
    The Prefects of Slytherin House

    All Hogwarts students must now do the electric slide before entering their third period class. Those who do not will spend the next double period doing the cotton-eyed-joe.

    Signed:
    Natalie
    Slytherin Head Prefect

    [NYCitygurl]

    ?By Order Of?
    The Prefects of Slytherin House

    All Hogwarts students must play Hagrid?s brother at wizardi
  21. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    Wow are you playing by yourself or just taking on the might that is amber?,


    ither way good work!! :)
  22. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Creative Spirit

    Create one of the brochures that were given to Harry and Co to show them potential career choices. 25 points.


    Auror

    Are you looking for an exciting career, full of danger and excitement? Then consider becoming an Auror.

    To become an Auror, you will need to be responsible, brave, and willing to face danger on a regular basis. Aurors are constantly thrust into the face of mortal danger while in combat with dangerous Dark wizards. It requires perseverance and dedication.

    To become an Auror, you will need five N.E.W.T.S. at ?Exceeds Expectations? or higher in Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration, Charms, and Herbology. After graduation you will have three years of intensive study, as long as you have no criminal record and meet the qualifications of the Ministry.

    After you complete your three years of study, in which you will learn how to detect and nullify potions, transfigure yourself and other people and objects, and fight and capture Dark wizards, you will be fully prepared to join the ranks of the brave and noble Aurors.

    [NYCitygurl]


    Nominate some characters from the HP-verse (some can be of your own making, as well) for the Wizarding Darwin Awards. Describe just what s/he did that was spectacular enough to remove them from the Wizarding gene pool. May do up to 3. 20 points each.


    1.

    Barty Crouch Jr. is a perfect candidate for the Wizarding Darwin awards. After brilliantly entering Harry in the Twiwizard Tournament and getting him to Voldemort, he was stupid enough not to kill Harry right away after getting him away from Dumbledore. Instead he talked and ranted, which gave Dumbledore enough time to figure out who had taken Harry and where to. Then Barty was given the Kiss, effectively killing him. A smart man would have gotten Harry away and then killed him, after making sure he couldn?t be followed.

    [NYCitygurl]


    2.

    Barty Crouch Sr. is also a good candidate. Knowing that his son was dangerous and still a strong supporter of the Dark Lord, he took him out of prison and kept him in his house where he could potentially be noticed. He took Barty to a Quidditch game and let him escape, and then let Voldemort into his own house and so was put under the Imperious Curse. When he tried to fight it he was killed. If he had been more careful, it wouldn?t have happened.

    [NYCitygurl]


    3.

    Imelda Van Ike, and Auror for the Ministry of Magic, is a third candidate for the award. She was late to work one morning and forgot her wand when she Apparated. She was quickly sent from work to a sighting of Death Easters. When she arrived, she pulled out her wand to stupefy them and take them to Azkaban when she realized she didn?t have it. Before she could go back and get it, the Death Eaters killed her with Avada Kedavra.

    [NYCitygurl]


    Atristic Spirit

    None.


    Literary Spirit

    Take any well-known poem (well-known: can be found by doing a simple Google search on any of its lines) and change it so that, while still recognizable as that poem, it speaks of your House.

    Forgotten Language

    Once Slytherins spoke the Language of the dark,
    Once we understood each word of the serpent,
    Once we snickered in the dark at the gossip of the asps,
    And shared conversations with them
    In our beds.
    Once I heard and answered all the questions
    Of the snakes,
    And joined the chortles at each falling fatal
    Drop of venom,
    Once Slytherins spoke the language of the dark?
    Where did it go?
    Where did it go?


    (Original Poem)
    Forgotten Language

    Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
    Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
    Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
    And shared a conversation with the housefly
    in my bed.
    Once I heard and answered all the questions
    of the crickets,
    And joined the crying of each falling dying
    flake of snow,
    Once I spoke the lan
  23. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Musical Spirit

    Create a band/musical group/performer from the HP-verse. Include performer bios, musical genre, a history of the band, and some hit songs/albums. May do up to 2. 50 points.
    - Bonus: Create a poster advertising the group's album and/or current tour. 25 points for each poster (can only do 2 per group).
    - Bonus #2: Write a song by this group for 25 bonus points. Record this song for an additional 25 points.
    - Bonus #3: Create a web page/site for or about this band (may include required elements of the task on the website). 30 points.


    The Website With All Information, 2 Posters and One mp3 Song: http://black-madness.tripod.com/blackcatband/index.html

    [Cobranaconda]


    Quidditch Spirit

    Describe a famous game of Quidditch (such as a World Cup, or a game of exceeding length). 20 points.

    In the longest ever Quidditch World Cup, it was raining for days and thus, the Seekers had an awful time trying to see the snitch. The players were constantly subbing in and out so they could get a chance to sleep. Also, because of the rain, the players took to wearing multiple layers of clothing so they wouldn't freeze to death. Finally, after nearly two weeks straight of playing, the Australian's seeker accidentally blundered into the snitch and would've caught it and won the game FINALLY if the Greek seeker hadn't been slightly more awake and snatched it right out of the Australian's robe sleeve and won the game for Greece.

    [CodeName_Targeter]


    Absolutely Random

    Write a Harry Potter/Random Fandom crossover fic. Insanity is encouraged. 40 points.


    It was the last Hogsmeade weekend of the year for Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny and they were enjoying it before they were forced to stay indoors and study for their exams. They had already stopped by the Three Broomsticks and had a butterbeer or two and now they were on their way to Zonko?s Joke Shop.

    ?Hey Harry! Look at this!? Ron said, holding up a small blue package. ?It says that these can turn your clothes into an awesome costume and that it?ll wear off after a few hours.?

    Harry took the package from his friend and read the back of it. ?Those could be fun. Let?s see if we can get the girls to try it too. Maybe some other people too.?

    Ginny and Hermione wandered over. ?What are those?? Ginny asked.

    ?Pills that turn your clothes into a costume for a few hours,? Harry replied. ?Want to try them with us?? She nodded. ?Hermione??

    ?No, we?ve got to start studying for-? she started to say.

    ?Oh come on, Hermione,? Ron exclaimed. ?We?ve got to have a bit of fun before exams turn us all into hermits!?

    She rolled her eyes. ?Fine then. I?ll try one too. But if these go terribly wrong, don?t blame me because I still think we should study.?

    **

    The four, plus Neville and Luna who had heard what they were doing and wanted to try to, were sitting outside near the lake, each with a pill in his or her hand.

    ?Alright, let?s try this,? Ron said excitedly. ?On a count of three then?? The others nodded.

    ?One. Two. THREE!? they said together before swallowing the pills. For a moment nothing happened. The next moment, they were thrown into a gray cyclone-like thing that definitely wasn?t changing their clothes into costumes.

    Harry landed on his back with an oomph. Rubbing the back of his neck as he slowly rose to his feet, he glanced around and saw the others also slowly rising to their feet.

    ?Umm, guys?? Ginny asked. ?Why are we in a cemetery??

    Before anyone could respond, a man jumped out and grabbed Hermione. The girl screamed and the others pulled out their wands. No one managed to get a spell out before a petite blonde woman appeared.

    ?Don?t you guys ever learn?? She asked the man rhetorically as she grabbed him roughly from behind and whirled him around to face her. Not giving the man- no wait, the th
  24. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] No, there are others, too :) But since I was on break I had more time to do tasks :)
  25. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    heh I am not that mighty this game, the first week of the game was the only week where I didn't have stress from uni. As I technically finish uni on the 27th May everything between now and then is just painful as well kinda need to work to get my degree. Been putting work off but can't ignore it anymore :(
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