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Juniper E-L Steele

    (04/26/2015 at 23:38)
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Hogwarts. It's where all of the action and focus should be. Plus, it's pretty amazing how well the school is developed -- classes, extracurriculars and personal plots.

* Waldo Woodrow Angerville

    (04/28/2015 at 07:33)
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When it comes down to characters that started out initially as students, I have to say that Hogwarts definitely makes up for a wondrous springboard to eventually propel them into elsewhere. I really feel like Hogwarts grants students the time to explore themselves especially since puberty hits, and it is the place where students get polished and get more detailed with each and every thread they find themselves in. Hogwarts makes up for a wonderful beginning where everything can be tried, where Elsewhere is generally the place for my characters where they are defined. And it is generally in the occupation they choose, the people they stay in touch with or lose, the new situations they encounter and the new people that are involved in those as well. For all of my characters, elsewhere has been the place where I really get to know my characters and their personalities become more set.

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Mia Lorelei Kedding

    (04/29/2015 at 16:12)
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My favorite forum is Elsewhere.

Castle is brilliant. It's where I fell in love with a character for the first time (Aries), and it's how I fell in love with the site. It's wonderfully innovative, and always entertaining.

But Elsewhere's where all your babies end up, y'know? An endless parade of students isn't for me; I'll never have a student every term because I want all of my former students to live beyond the Castle (gorgeous, gorgeous thing though it is). I agree with Waldo on this one.

Also, I think Elsewhere has tons of unexplored potential—that's a great thing, too.

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Aethelstan G. Lowsley

    (04/29/2015 at 23:46)
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I'm torn.

Hogwarts is the focus, it's where everything happens. Classes, romance, drama, squids. But Elsewhere has the Ministry, the MoD, it has life beyond school. As other people have said, it's where you can explore characters growing up, what they do with their lives: and it's a place where I can make up for not posting enough during my character's first 7 years to not post enough for them until eternity.
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Jackson Ross

    (04/30/2015 at 06:51)
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Hogwarts. We don't call this place Hoggies for nothing.

It's where I'm most active. While I appreciate Elsewhere, I can never seem to keep up much with it.

Edmund Wolffe

    (04/30/2015 at 15:31)
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Hoggies for sure!! Camp is a lot of fun and a good place to let charries loosen up a bit, but there just so much going on at the castle all of the time. Can’t be beat.

Maël Rey-Cadwallader

    (04/30/2015 at 22:30)
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I have a very emotional bond with Camp Loki. I don't know, it feels like literally anything could happen at camp, and usually does. Like it's not quite real but it is. It's like all that stuff your teacher tells you when you study A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Ursula Nonpareil

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Elsewhere, for sure. I love how there's a place where your adults / graduated students can be played out, which many HP RP sites lack (from my experiences at least). Not to mention, it's crazy developed! You've got the Ministry, Mungo's, Daily Prophet, Merlin's Order of Defense -- four institutions. And if you don't feel like doing institutions then you can open a shop. (But I just wish leveling was better in Elsewhere.)

While I do love Hogwarts since that's where all the action and fun is, it can get a little too fast for me at some points. However, the possibilities are endless over there and you can do lots of fun things with your student(s). c: