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1959 / Re: Sweet Tooth
« on: 05/01/2020 at 06:57 »
Seth CONGRATS ON HUFFLEPUFF

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Lo-fi - Really because I need to chill out sometimes and do homework and words are distracting
I do all my writing to lofi for the same reason! Do you have specific artists you go to or a playlist you refer to?

I am all about that cinnamon-dusted life so if you could mail me some things to Brisbane I would be very appreciative!

Gotta finish by saying your grandma sensibilities are cool as heck! What kind of things do you crochet? Do you wear your creations out and about?

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1959 / Re: It's the sound of a new start
« on: 05/01/2020 at 06:50 »
Hello soap!

Please do jump into dueling head first it's AMAZING! If you ever have questions PM me and I will help out however I can :)

I have a character who would have been a fifth year if not for being held back in his first year. Maybe Els and Lye will get along, who knows! Though it's a little late for camp I'm sending you a PM tonight to set up a plot for the coming term!


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1959 / Re: insert catchy intro here
« on: 05/01/2020 at 06:39 »
Hello Hadley, welcome! Sorry I'm late to the party!

Padme is my favourite. She looks like the type to love bite.

I worked in a call center for a few weeks when I was 18. One of the more experienced call people gave me a list of things for the manager, and I went into his office and told him we were out of 'solar powered light bulbs' and the like. I didn't last too long after that :)

You've already shared pictures of cats, but can you share a clip of you blasting out some karaoke?

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1959 / Re: Behind the Curtain
« on: 05/01/2020 at 06:29 »
Hey Doki!

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I worked at Disneyland Resort for almost six years.
This is a cool thing! I've heard all sorts of rumors about what it's like as staff at the resorts... can you tell any wacky stories?

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I have the very very basics of html coding, but otherwise I’m just a writer
We're in the same boat!

I'll probably end up sending you a message to thread between Addi and Lye. Welcome to Hoggies! :)

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1959 / Bro, I'm straight up not having a good time
« on: 04/26/2020 at 06:38 »
Hi all

I will be absent for a few days due to family emergencies.

So sorry to all my threading partners, I'll do my best to get responses where I can.

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Round 6

A1. Elias attempts a bird illusion... it works!

A2. Kyra's bird swoops at Billie... but misses!

A3. Kyra aims a Full Body-Bind Curse at Vivian... Hit! - but no damage!

A4. Kyra aims a second Full Body-Bind Curse at Vivian... Another hit! And 7% damage!

A5. Vivian retaliates with a Full Body-Bind Curse at Kyra... It hits - but does no damage!

A6. Cress attempts to rearm... but fails!

A7. Cress attempts to rearm again... and she gets it!

A8. Billie attempts to eat half-melted chocolate... Success! 4% health!

A9. Billie attempts a Levitation Charm at Elias... Success! 2% damage!

A10. Genie attempts a Confundus Charm at Cress... Success! 2% damage!

A11. Genie shoots a Full Body-Bind Curse at Cress... Hit! 10% damage!




Round 7 of 7:

Elias Glass - 68% +1 Ability, +1 Power, -2 Ability, [will float in the air for two rounds or until Billie successfully casts another spell, unable to use physical actions to recover objects from the ground, Additional Damage (1d6 only) occurs when he falls from the air]

vs.

Vivian Jangleton - 62% -2 Velocity, Act Twice

vs.

Eugenia Lowsley - 48% Act Four Times

vs.

Billie Monday - 70%

vs.

Cressida Scrivner - 50% -2 Ability, -1 Velocity

vs.

Kyra Tellavin - 56% Act Four Times, -1 Velocity

vs.

Kyra's Bird Ally - 5%

 

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1959 / The Stands
« on: 04/24/2020 at 11:53 »
Compared to the instability of the bridge upon which participants dueled, the stands offered little danger. Still, the risk of jutting nails and splinters from damaged wood rated highly. Spectators would either be careful or sorry.

They faced no risk from the heat, though. The long canvas shade sail which stretched above would keep spectators cool for the whole of the event. Those that were left unsatisfied could help themselves to cool lemonade and ice lollies to beat away the heat.

From this comfortable, cool place, spectators could see (through the provided binoculars) a rickety bridge swaying in the wind - and the young witches and wizards who did battle upon it.



This is a just-for-fun spectator thread for the summer duels! Open to anyone who wants to say their character spectated! Be sure to say which duel you're watching!

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Round 5

A1. Vivian attempts a Jelly-Legs Curse at Kyra... and it works!

A2. Elias attempts to wave... he does. Shouldn't he be dueling?

A3. Kyra's bird attempts to scratch Billie... but it misses!

A4. Kyra attempts to transfigure Vivian's clothing... and it works!

A4b. Kyra's leviation charm wears off - Cress falls for 6% damage!

A5. Cress targets Genie with a Glittering Newt Slime Potion... direct hit! 12% damage.

A6. Cress attempts to prepare her muscles. It works!

A7. Genie attempts to build up speed... but she's too slow!

A8. Genie attempts to rearm... she misses!

A9. Genie attempts to rearm... second time is the charm! Genie has her wand!

A10. Genie attempts a Full Body-Bind Curse on Billie... Success! 8% damage!

A11. Billie attempts to eat some chocolate... success! All that practice paid off!



Round 6 of 7:

Elias Glass - 70% -1 Agility, -1 Resistance

vs.

Vivian Jangleton - 69% -1 Agility, -1 Ability

vs.

Eugenia Lowsley - 48% Act Twice

vs.

Billie Monday - 66% -1 Velocity, Act Twice

vs.

Cressida Scrivner - 62% Disarmed, Act Twice, +1 Strength, +1 Resistance

vs.

Kyra Tellavin - 56% -2 Agility, -1 Strength, Act Twice

vs.

Kyra's Bird Ally - 5%

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Round 4

A1. Elias attempts a levitation charm on Vivian... but the spell fizzles!

A2. Vivian attempts to rearm... Success - she's got it!

A3. Cress aims a Glitter Bomb at Billie... and hits for 3% damage!

A4. Genie attempts a Full Body-Bind Curse upon Billie... and hits him for 5%!

A5. Genie attempts a Full Body-Bind Curse upon Billie... and hits him for 7%!

A6. Billie attempts to disarm Genie... and he succeeds!




Round 5 of 7:

Elias Glass - 70%

vs.

Vivian Jangleton - 69%

vs.

Eugenia Lowsley - 60% Act Four Times, Disarmed

vs.

Billie Monday - 70% -2 Velocity

vs.

Cressida Scrivner - 68% Disarmed, Floating in air for 1 rounds or until Kyra casts a spell, Act Twice

vs.

Kyra Tellavin - 56%

vs.

Kyra's Bird Ally - 5%

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1959 / Re: Duel Three: Amberghast v Darcy v Grey v Stone
« on: 04/21/2020 at 14:35 »
"I seem to recall you falling to bits because your precious Bea was mean to you."

It was true. And where was Bea now? As gone as Astro and Artie and everyone else. Gone and gone and gone and gone. And he hadn't fallen to bits one time since it all went down.

"You look for excuses to feel sad because there's something wrong in your head. You didn't give a stuff about your git brother 'til he was a good excuse."

Birds swooped at him - Had someone cast Avis? - and he ducked out of their path in time to be wrapped in Chris' ropes. The girls each cracked him painfully. None of it hurt much, but all of it hurt. A cascade of sparks and beams and streams and spirals in all colours clashed against him. Lye's knees felt weak.

“I suggest blowing something up.”

"Let’s just get this over with.”

"Or are you going to hold out a little longer?"

"Everyone's real impressed," he hissed through his teeth, "How cool you all are. How ruthless. Like you can impress your stupid dumb asshole parents by being just like them. Like it'll make someone love you."

Their kind - Clara's, Calliope's, Christoph's - had sentenced Artie. He was done with them completely.

"I see right through you. Right through you."

Lysander raised his wand. His white-knuckled grasp seemed to pulse like a heartbeat.  The point darted from enemy to enemy but settled on no quarry. The next rush of spells jolted toward him. With a gasp of ragged breath, the boy realized that he was afraid.

"Don't -"

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Round 3

A1. Elias attempts to body-bind himself. Failure - the spell (luckily) fizzles!

A2. Elias attempts Avici! The wand doesn't seem to react. Maybe that's not a spell?

A3. Vivian attempts a disarming spell on Cressida. Success - her wand goes flying! 1% damage.

A4. Kyra's bird ally attempts to disarm Vivian. Success - her wand clatters near the edge of the bridge!

A5. Kyra attempts to a levitation charm on Cressida. Success - she's up in the air! 4% damage.

A6. Kyra attempts to grab a fistful of pebbles - Failure...
Ref note: In future please ensure effects make sense to the RP explanation.

A7. Cressida attempts to rearm... but she's in the air!

A8. Cressida attempts to throw Glitter Bundimun Goo at Kyra. Success - 11% damage!

A9. Cressida attempts to throw Baneberry Potion at Vivian. Success! 12% damage!

A10. Cressida attempts “Commutati Scintillosus Clarus Dress” at herself... but she has no wand!

A11. Genie attempts "Petrificus Totalus!" at Vivian. Success! A whopping 16% damage!

A12. Billie attempts Lumos at Kyra. Success - so bright!




Round 4 of 7:

Elias Glass - 70%

vs.

Vivian Jangleton - 69% Disarmed, -2 Strength, -1 Velocity

vs.

Eugenia Lowsley - 60% Act Twice

vs.

Billie Monday - 85%

vs.

Cressida Scrivner - 68% Disarmed, Floating in air for 2 rounds or until Kyra casts a spell, -2 Ability

vs.

Kyra Tellavin - 56% -3 Resistance, -2 Ability, -2 Agility, -2 Strength

vs.

Kyra's Bird Ally - 5%

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Round 2

A1. Elias attempts to petrify the bridge. Success! ... the bridge is decidedly less flexible.

A2. Vivian attempts Incendio at Cress. Success - 2% damage!

A3. Kyra's bird ally attempts to scratch at Vivian. Success - 1% damage!

A4. Kyra attempts to summon pebbles at Vivian. Success - 6% damage!

A5. Cress attempts to transfigure Vivian's shoes. Success - 1% damage!

A6. Cress attempts to throw a confusion concoction at Kyra. Success - 3% damage!

A7. Genie attempts a full body-bind curse. Void - no target specified!

A8. Billie attempts Wingardium Leviosa at Vivian... but the spell fizzles!




Round 3 of 7:

Elias Glass - 70% Act Twice

vs.

Vivian Jangleton - 97%

vs.

Eugenia Lowsley - 60%

vs.

Billie Monday - 85%

vs.

Cressida Scrivner - 73% -1 Resistance, Act Four Times

vs.

Kyra Tellavin - 67% Act Twice, -2 Ability

vs.

Kyra's Bird Ally - 5%

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1959 / Re: Duel Three: Amberghast v Darcy v Grey v Stone
« on: 04/19/2020 at 14:58 »
“Are you not going to fight?”

Lysander showed nearly every tooth in the devilish grin that he gave in response. High above, a burning while light seemed to lift up things not nailed down. It clung to his clothes and all. Only his skull seemed immune, heavy as it was.

"Would that impress you, Pop - fighting?" For a moment, Lye's eye's fuzzed over. With a simple shake of the head, they righted themselves. Weird. "Everyone knows the kind of boys that impress you. I'll pass."

With a scowl, he turned from her. He had intended next to turn to Clara, but went a little too far and ended up spinning most of the way around before he could help himself. The ice underneath him wasn't nearly as slippery as normal ice - probably because of the sunlight lifting thing.

"And you," he aimed an angry finger at Christoph. The words caught momentarily between his lips. Had he been intending to say this to Chris, or Clara? "You're so transparent. Tantrums aren't gonna bring anyone back, you know."

Any fool could see the bridge's poor condition. The wrong rope snapping would be catastrophic. With this in mind, Lysander reached out to a particularly frayed and tension-bound rope, wrapped two hands about it, and attempted to tug the lot of it apart [Physical: Act twice, +1 agility] Surely the whole bridge becoming unsteady and wobbly could only advantage the only one expecting the danger. Stuff everyone else. Maybe they'd all land at the bottom of the canyon together.

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Round 1 of 7

A1. Billie attempts a full body-bind curse at Vivian. Failure - his wand splutters!

A2. Elias attempts to cheer up Kyra with a funny face. Failure - maybe it just wasn't funny?

A3. Kyra attempts to cast Avis. Success - she's joined by a bird ally!

A4. Vivian attempts to cast Limax at Billie. Failure - the wand gives a short spluttering sound.

A5. Cressida attempts to hit Vivian with a Glitter Bomb potion. Success - glitter goes everywhere!



Round 2 of 7:

Elias Glass - 70%

vs.

Vivian Jangleton - 105%

vs.

Eugenia Lowsley - 60%

vs.

Billie Monday - 85%

vs.

Cressida Scrivner - 75% Act Twice

vs.

Kyra Tellavin - 70%

vs.

Kyra's Bird Ally - 5%

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1959 / Re: Duel Three: Amberghast v Darcy v Grey v Stone
« on: 04/18/2020 at 20:40 »
Three wands lifted in unison, and Lysander's heart sank. This is how it would be now and forever. He knew the three of them well enough to see that no sense of tribalism spurred them on. They came after him each for their own reasons, and every duel until the end of time would be a three on one.

He'd won it before.

It didn't help that he kept getting matched with these kids. Always, it seemed, duels placed Lysander in poor positions from the word go. When he had been a little kid they'd put him against seventh years and he'd come out on top. Now that he wasn't so little anymore, they were matching him up with exactly the kind of kids with the motive and nerve to strike out at him three-on-one.

And it was hot and the sun had been baking him for hours now. Why wasn't there a spell for making it cloudy?

Lysander raised his own wand, that spiralling splinter of yew that took the place of his first, and took precision at the most immediate danger. He met Poppy's eyes. Wordlessly, Lysander attempted to banish the creaking, damaged planks between himself and Poppy. [Depulso: Simple, silent. Act twice, disarm poppy]. The whole bridge would set to rocking violently, and he'd be expecting it. They wouldn't. And Poppy would cop the brunt of it - those splinters of wood would have to go somewhere.

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1959 / Duel Three: Amberghast v Darcy v Grey v Stone
« on: 04/18/2020 at 08:34 »
August 1st
13:00 PM
40C / 104F
On a rickety bridge over the Canyon


Avaric did not need to worry about the bridge collapsing, for he wasn't on it. The broom beneath him wouldn't fall unless he willed it. The kids in the duel, Lysander included, did not have the same privilege. One wrong foot would be all it took...

Planks of wood groaned in protest with each step further onto the bridge. It stretched across the canyon from east to west and measured a bit over fifteen feet across. Plenty of room to duel. Plenty of frayed and dangling ropes to grab on to as well, if the worst happened and a duelist took a tumble.

Duelists faced no real danger. A slowfall charm would prevent death by splattering after about twenty feet. Lysander had accidentally failed to pass this message along. The charm was only a failsafe anyway - either he or Avaric were more than prepared to lift any falling kid back to the block. They'd be fine - and a bit of perceived danger might even spur a more exciting duel.

Of course, the kids that had seen the last two duels would know. It would have been impossible to keep it completely secret.

"Come on, Avaric," he bid the large, lumpyheaded pureblood. The day had been long and dry and hot enough to fry an egg. The sooner they began the sooner they could all be sitting in the shade. "We know the rules, right guys? One disarm, stop if someone's really hurt, blah blah blah. We've heard it a million times. Stop stuffing us about."

Finally, finally, the git-referee gave an indication that they could begin.




(Only one successful disarming spell or action is allowed per duellist.)

(Only one successful action which destroys a potion is allowed per duellist.)

(No duellists will advance from this stage.)

(Your referee is Avaric Archeron.)





Round 1 of 7:

Calliope Amberghast - 70%

vs.

Clara Darcy - 90%

vs.

Christoph Grey - 110%

vs.

Lysander Stone - 60%

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1959 / Duel Two: Belrose v Harlow v Palmer v Pierce
« on: 04/18/2020 at 08:31 »
August 1st
12:00 PM
41C / 106F
On a rickety bridge over the Canyon


Lysander did not need to worry about the bridge collapsing, for he wasn't on it. The broom beneath him wouldn't fall unless he willed it. The kids in the duel did not have the same privilege. One wrong foot would be all it took...

Planks of wood groaned in protest with each step further onto the bridge. It stretched across the canyon from east to west and measured a bit over fifteen feet across. Plenty of room to duel. Plenty of frayed and dangling ropes to grab on to as well, if the worst happened and a duelist took a tumble.

Duelists faced no real danger. A slowfall charm would prevent death by splattering after about twenty feet. Lysander had accidentally failed to pass this message along. The charm was only a failsafe anyway - either he or Avaric were more than prepared to lift any falling kid back to the block. They'd be fine - and a bit of perceived danger might even spur a more exciting duel.

Of course, the kids that had seen the last duel would know. It would have been impossible to keep it completely secret.

"Rules are: Don't fall, don't kill anyone. You're only allowed to wreck one potion and disarm one time. It's a wizard duel, so wands not fists."

Lysander's gaze lingered ever so slightly on Elliot, the kid he didn't know. Esther, Jane and Mimi could all be trusted to do things right. He didn't know what was coming for him.

"If you have questions, you shoulda asked earlier. Get ready - Go!"




(Only one successful disarming spell or action is allowed per duellist.)

(Only one successful action which destroys a potion is allowed per duellist.)

(No duellists will advance from this stage.)

(Your referee is Clinton Litchfield.)





Round 1 of 7:

Jane Belrose - 70%

vs.

Esther Harlow - 80%

vs.

Mimi Palmer - 80%

vs.

Elliott Pierce - 100%

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August 1st
11:00 AM
38C / 100F
On a rickety bridge over the Canyon


Lysander did not need to worry about the bridge collapsing, for he wasn't on it. The broom beneath him wouldn't fall unless he willed it. The kids in the duel did not have the same privilege. One wrong foot would be all it took...

Planks of wood groaned in protest with each step further onto the bridge. It stretched across the canyon from east to west and measured a bit over fifteen feet across. Plenty of room to duel. Plenty of frayed and dangling ropes to grab on to as well, if the worst happened and a duelist took a tumble.

Duelists faced no real danger. A slowfall charm would prevent death by splattering after about twenty feet. Lysander had accidentally failed to pass this message along. The charm was only a failsafe anyway - either he or Avaric were more than prepared to lift any falling kid back to the block. They'd be fine - and a bit of perceived danger might even spur a more exciting duel.

"Rules are: Don't fall, don't kill anyone. You're only allowed to wreck one potion and disarm one time. And remember, this is a wizard duel and not a muggle fight."

The referee's gaze lingered ever so slightly on Billie. Sometimes muggleborns needed the reminder. His heart went out to the kid. The real world differed greatly from the muggle one.

"If you have questions, you shoulda asked earlier. Get ready - Go!"




(Only one successful disarming spell or action is allowed per duellist.)

(Only one successful action which destroys a potion is allowed per duellist.)

(No duellists will advance from this stage.)

(Your referee is Lysander Stone.)





Round 1 of 7:

Elias Glass - 70%

vs.

Vivian Jangleton - 110%

vs.

Eugenia Lowsley - 60%

vs.

Billie Monday - 85%

vs.

Cressida Scrivner - 75%

vs.

Kyra Tellavin - 70%

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1959 / Re: To Smithereens || Flintstone
« on: 04/17/2020 at 10:04 »
The air between them became so brittle it might have shattered when she raised her hand. If she had been intending to crack a fist against him, he wouldn't have flinched. Flick possessed uncommon skill in knowing who deserved a flogging.

He leaned into her hand as it brushed against him, and it was not soft. Untold acts of violence had birthed callouses and nicks. They rubbed against the soft skin of his face and no hands had ever felt more comfortable. In the wake of crackling earthenware, all the sounds of the soft afternoon were dulled. He fancied that, if he listened closely, he could tell the timing of her heartbeat.

"Do it," And when she tore her hand away his balance shifted. Foolishly he had expected the moment to carry on forever. If her mouth had not curled at the edges he might have gasped aloud. "You're 'right."

Lysander's wand, honey-brown and spiralled, never strayed far from his grip. It slipped from it's resting place eagerly, fell into his hand, and vibrated minutely as he muttered the counter-charm and undid the terribly difficult work of burying memories. And it was done. As simply as cutting a cord, he undid the bad thing he had visited upon someone that trusted him.

The temptation held to say something, but he pressed it down to yield to greater temptation. Do it, she had said. You're 'right.

Lysander leaned forward and, with the force of a thousand thank-yous and I'm-sorrys and I-trust-yous and I've-wanted-this-forevers, kissed the girl.

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1959 / Re: Music in the deep | Miander
« on: 04/17/2020 at 09:22 »
"It'll be hard dragging my amplifier here without magic. I could probably use your help next time."

Lye directed his wand to flicker to darkness. No way did he want her to see his cheeks redden foolishly. In the sole remaining light - that of Mimi's low-burning candles - all things blushed.

"Uh," the words had seemed fully formed right up until he'd opened his mouth, "If - Yeah, let me know. Any time."

A wandarm would have seemed a fair trade for the power to read minds in that moment. Rather, to read one mind. She studied him slowly, all parts of her seeming to reflect the light of the flame. With some people it would have felt uncomfortable. Not with her. All was silence except for distant ringing of their past words in the far depths of the caverns.

"Lye still, Lye still," she began, and Lye wondered if this were a song sung to fussy children. She sang for herself, it seemed, and poured herself into the wall opposite them. He might as well not have been there, but that didn't matter. Mimi's song was a very pretty one.

"Still as Stone, heart unseen. Impassioned mess in dirty jeans. Better than the rest of men, he jumped out of a movie screen just in time to hear me sing."

Were his jeans dirty? The song so obviously referred to him that even someone as dense as he could pick up what she was putting down.

"That was," his mouth hung open - catching flies, bea used to say - and he waved his head in a slow shake while the next words found him, "awesome. Did you make that up all yourself?"

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