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February 19th, 2004

08:45 pm
Alright folks. Tomorrow there is a scheduled attack on Hogwarts. Tomorrow = Friday. It's just the teachers and the Trio(H/R/Hr). How it affects your character is up to you, but some will be getting injured, if'n they're they're involved. After this thing, there'll be another announcement with things that will probably make some of the characters happy. And so thats that. Any questions, ask Gia or myself. I'm tired, and I'm fairly sure I'm probably leaving something out.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted

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February 16th, 2004

01:37 pm
Alright. Was getting stuff around for Conturbo today, and got an idea. A list of birthdays for your characters. Make up some random birthday, if necessary. You can leave a comment here, or email/IM me with it. Just a thought. Hopefully someone actually responds to this.

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February 3rd, 2004

10:26 am
I know, i know, I'm AWFUL about having Luna's AIM name online >_<; if you need to pass the "tellyfun" phrase to her, feel free to just leave it as a comment on her journal and we'll pretend it's in person ^_^

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January 24th, 2004

01:02 am - Hrm.
Right, so since it keeps coming up in character, and since there IS a plot currently running that involves Death Eaters and such, I just thought I'd ask: have we got a new Harry? And if not, is there a reason we haven't got Jess playing him anymore? I spoke to her recently and she seemed very open to the idea of coming back. Of course it's not my place to tell her that she can... but we certainly do need a Harry, and if she's willing and we haven't got someone else, I don't see why she shouldn't come back.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

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January 6th, 2004

10:15 pm
Hey, this is Ash, comandeering Ron. He'll be around, just let me know if you need him in any plots.

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11:43 am - -sigh-
This is an apology post. I am still here, believe it or not. But I thought that an apology was due considering that I have been pretty inactive all of December. It's not that I wanted to be, but more along the lines that unavoidable things came up. And the few times that I was on, I seemed to mess a few things up as I haven't been clearly thinking much that month. Such as my little screw up over the whole secret gift deal when I let somethings slip.

December was a rather hectic and trying month with lots of family issues and a funeral of a rather dear uncle. So needless to say, a few of my muses seemed to be on strike. I'm just now getting things pulled back around and becoming more active in my groups, so I should have more active updates for this community soon.

I shall also try to make myself more available for chats. I'm making an effort to sign on with different screen names besides my main one. I'll try to make sure that I sign on with my AIM screen name for this group.

Again, I'm sorry for my absence. I can be a little absent minded most of the time and I'll try to not allow it to happen again.
Current Mood: guiltyguilty

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January 3rd, 2004

10:05 pm - On characters
Hello, all. I've got a couple of concerns I thought I'd post about.

1. Advertising. I think some new people around here would definitely liven things up some, and I'd be more than willing to post on the advert comms on LJ (there's only two that I know of for HP and then the one where players post looking for games; are there any others?) but no one's gotten back to me on the idea of apps. I hate long and involved apps, but I think we should have something small, just a writing sample, to make sure prospective players can speak English and aren't 12 years old and on the bad kind of crack that makes you spell and type like you've got your head up your ass and are looking out through your mouth. :) (I'm a grammar whore. I admit it.) So if someone wants to get back to me on this, I can start with the advertising and posting. And someone with mad graphic skillz should make a spiffy graphic or something, too, since that's apparently all the rage now. Dude, I've seen one with birds that fly. It's crazy. Anyway. :)

2. Character distribution. Now, I'm not trying to point fingers or start a fight, but it's my understanding that Ash (who plays McGonagall and, at times, Hooch), is also playing Harry and Ron. Now, I have no idea what happened to Jess (I'm assuming I missed something there), but Ash's had Harry and Ron for a while already and they're not active. And I know she's got a lot on her plate and other commitments and has been sick and all, so I think that perhaps because Harry and Ron are two of the main characters and are going to take up some time, those should be characters we advertise for. I'm sure there a ton of people who'd like to be Harry (and poor Draco needs one) and there are probably quite a few people who'd like to play Ron. I have no problem with multiple characters, but I think that perhaps these ones should be redistributed in the interest of keeping them active.

And that's my $0.02. Commence flaming...now. :)

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December 27th, 2003

06:04 pm - Bah.
Ok. People will notice that Blaise did not send a gift. I have a very simple reason for that: I thought who Blaise was supposed to send a gift to was changed, but then things changed again. So now I don't know if he's supposed to send to the original person or what. Not to mention I've been incredibly busy and haven't had time to sign on and ask.
Current Mood: busy

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December 17th, 2003

12:14 pm
My new co-mod and your favorite Professor McGonagall/Madame Hooch/soon-to-be Harry Potter is currently in the hospital.

Her housemate IMed me with this information:

Ash is in the hospital. We all thought she had a cold, and then yesterday the Doctor said it was a really bad case of the flu, and that she needed to be off school until at least Monday. Well, today she still went to school, despite many protests, so that she could do the lab practical for her AP Chem class. Well, she was really bad about 45 minutes into the class, and Laz, our teacher told Ash that she'd give her a C if she went home, she wouldn't fail her, because a blind man locked in a box 2 continents away could see she was really sick, but she declined. Well, about 10 minutes later she passed out in the middle of the room, and is currently unconscious at the hospital.

Her housemate said that she would give more details when they became available; Ash's mom is out of the country, so her son Jamie is her only family around, and only family can join her in the hospital.

So if you all would like to keep her in mind or, if you pray, in your prayers, that would be lovely.

As for the effect on the RPG...well, I don't know what we're going to do if this turns out to be something that makes Ash unavailable for it for a long period of time. For now, though, I'll move on with a plot point that Ash and I had already planned to cover for her absence: Voldemort has attacked Professor McGonagall's family. Only McGonagall's brother was killed, however, this blow was greater to her than the death of the rest of her family would have been. As such, McGonagall is currently with her family dealing with the pain and the funeral.
Current Mood: worriedworried

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December 14th, 2003

03:54 pm - Isolation?
There's an issue that's been brought to my attention and Ash suggested I post on the matter, so here's my post.

Apparently, some people are bothered by the seeming isolation of the Snape/Terry/Zach/Justin/Lupin thing. From what I understand, the issue is that everything is private and a bit secretive between them, which makes it difficult for other characters to interact with this specific plot, which is true. However, everyone involved is a private sort of person, and I don't see Snape running around and kissing Terry in the halls or giving a public, detailed account of spending his weekend with Lupin's boyfriend. This isn't a major plot; it's really just minor relationship stuff, but it's been a bit secretive and it's probably going to remain that way due to the nature of the characters involved. After all, the entirety of the school doesn't need to be involved with their personal life.

Now, it also seems that part of the complaint is that these characters aren't interacting enough with other characters. However, most of the people I've talked to have said that they haven't really been approached by other characters at all. Zach's a big pain the ass; he's not really going to be nice and friendly. Snape's a huge bastard, and he's not going to be nice and friendly to everyone, either. But if you want to talk to any of these characters and set something up, I'm sure the writers would be happy to work with you. We're not elitist, cliquey wenches. :)

Also, I'm certainly not the group spokesperson, but it was brought to my attention and so I figured I should make some sort of response. I hate RPG drama, hateithateithateit, because it's really and truly asinine. However, if it's bothering some of the players, then it should be fixed.

Yay. And there's my post. Comments or suggestions welcomed.

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