Ladies and gentlewizards, put your hands together for the winner of February’s Role-Play of the Month…It’s Almost Easy. by Katharine Thompson and Jonas Granby! Kat finds herself trying desperately to ignore possibly one of the biggest surprises the year has brought her — Jonas Granby at Hogwarts. The older brother of her beloved best friend, the presently slightly shattered Jonas enrolls in Hogwarts shortly after being kicked out of his old school following a ”minor incident”. What will the reunion bring for the two? And why in Merlin’s name hasn’t Kat been told about Jonas’s coming to Hogwarts? This witty, exciting read is sure to have you dying for more!
Runner-Up for this month’s RPoTM goes to Three’s Company by Lon Hamilton, Tobias Landon, and Finnick Avery. The dynamic duo of Tobias Landon and Finnick Avery are still, to their best mate Lon’s dismay, buzzing after their most recent victories, when the trio hears Gryffindor’s celebrating just tables away in the Great Hall. Despite Lon’s pleas, the two daredevils scheme a comeback for Slytherin that’ll shut their schoolmates in the maroon right up, and this one ought to be good! What tricks do Tobias and Finnick have up their sleeves this time? Will Lon be able to stop them before its too late? This humorous and well-written role play will have you thirsty for answers!
Second Runner-Up goes to Horror stories in the Forbidden Forest. Yeah. What a brilliant idea. by Basiliscus Bragge and Dellyla Rosier. It certainly was a brilliant idea that landed them in this spot. A comfortable friendship between a Slytherin and a Gryffindor has brought them to explore the ever mysterious Forbidden Forest. As the atmosphere sets in, one could not resist the urge to tell stories... horror ones in particular especially when your companion isn't too brave. Read more to join in their little adventure.
The graphics team have been busy lately making many items for you to spend your hard earned Galleons on. And with that in mind, I would like to present to you two new stores which are now open.
Found in Hogsmeade is Dante's Shoe Inferno which is the place to find all those cute shoes to match those outfits you might like to wear. Also opening is a new clothing store in Paris called Vanity's Fair. Both of these new stores will be stocked with new items as they are made so keep an eye on them.
Also, for those of you who wish to take a break from Hogwarts or who are tired of shopping at the same stores in Hogsmeade every weekend, you can now catch a train to Paris from Diagon Alley. This link can be found in the "plain text" version. Just click on that.
Why not explore the stores for new items and go and spend some money.
We hope everyone had a fun time with the Valentine's Day Ball, but now it's time for us to wrap it and announce all the winners of this year's Valentine's Day Ball. Without further ado, we give you your winners!
For the mask coloring contest the first prize goes to Katharine Thompson as she made a beautifully hand painted mask that we couldn't take our eyes off of! Second place goes to Clarence Ballard for his steampunk mask, and third place goes to Rikuto Jun for his ”heartless” submission. Well done to all of you for making wonderful masks!
Lastly the Valentine's Day Ball Awards are as follows:
Best Kisser: Zadrina Gibbs
Snog Hoarder: Clarence Ballard
Most Romantic: Hadrian Magnus
Cinderella & Prince Charming: Brynlee & Janae Silversmit
The "Love Sucks" Award: Zadrina Gibbs
Most people just create their threads and then abandon them, mainly because others never really post in them. I just want to remind you all that you are more than welcome to post in people's threads... that's what the whole purpose was from the beginning.
Also, if you're looking for plot, you can double post in your own thread stating "I'm in need of ____ and need someone to fill that role." Then, you can post there telling them that you're interested. Keep in mind that half of the time, people aren't going to come to you... you have to come to them.
So yeah, plot pages aren't just meant to be created and sit there looking pretty... please make use of them :).
Happy Valentine's Day LA! With this day, the Valentine's Masquerade Ball begins! Bring your mask, your date, and best attire to the ballroom.
Don't forget to take part in the Kissing Booths and enjoy creating your very own mask provided by your own Student Staff. I hear there are some prizes in store for the winners.
You'll also get a chance to send that special someone a love letter and have it displayed for all to see. The catch? They won't know who you are! But you'll get to show how much you appreciate them publicly.
Don't forget to vote in the Valentine's Ball Awards! Let us know what you think!
Best Kisser; for the one that role-played the best at this years Ball.
Snog Hoarder; for the one that role-played in the most threads.
Most Romantic; for the one that created the most interesting role-play.
Cinderella & Prince Charming; the cutest couple award.
"Love Sucks" Award; this will be given to the one that was the least romantic that dislikes Valentine's everything.
In this absolutely adorable RP of the month, The Arrival of Princess Jun and Her Prince, Danielle Nyugen and Rikuto Jun are the closest of friends and have decided to go to the Yule Ball as a Prince and Princess. The Catch? Rikuto is the Princess and Danielle is the Prince! Clad in blonde pigtails and a dress, Princess Kenny Jun takes up the offer to dance with Prince Nguyen and the two catch on fairly quickly. Their conversation takes a turn for a more serious topic about their future goals, all while catching the glimpses of onlookers. It's definitely not an RP to miss, especially if you enjoy a little cross-dressing in your reading.
I'm Sorry, Are We Bothering You? is a splendid RP and is the first runner-up for this month. Two girls encounter one another in the library and share a common dislike: Madame Pince. Shelby Lin suggests they prank the old woman while Rowan Granby threatens to dock points from Slytherin. Will the older girl budge and give in to the third year's mischief? Find out in this wonderfully written piece.
After so may how do you do RP's we seem to shy away from reading these stories. But this month Bridget Vaughn and Preston Perlis made a first impression that could leave anyone in awe. After running into each other, literally, we see these two get along rather swimmingly. Growling stomachs, bossy parents, and adorable acquaintances await you within this RP. Ignore the stereotypes of meet and greet RP's and look over our second runner-up, A daytime stroll.
As most of of you have notice by now, the Yule Ball has officially come to an end. With that being said, the results have finally come in! The house that came in with the most points was none other than Slytherin with 620 points! The runner up was Gryffindor with 459 points followed by Hufflepuff with 384 points and Ravenclaw with 364 points! Good work everyone! For any of those who wish to see their score, the Yule Ball forum will be open for a few days for you to check your score. Please keep in mind that you are not to post in the forum since it's over.
Lastly, the winners of the Yule Ball are as follows:
Yule King: Jameson Frost
Yule Queen: Brynlee Silversmit
Cutest Couple: Ethan Stokely and Niamh Dragan
Best Dressed: Esmond Summers
Best RPer: Hana Yukimura
Best RP Thread: "Ho,Ho,Ho"
The Hogwarts Scrooge: Hadrian Magnus
Congratulations to all of you! You should be receiving your prize shortly.
Find an outlet for all of your creativity, and beautify LA all at once, by joining our illustrious and immensely talented graphics team! LA is looking for talented graphic-makers and artists alike to join our awesome graphics team of win!
Applying is easy, and there’s only a few requirements!
1. You have to be an active member of LA.
2. You need to be able to create original, hand-made 100x100 graphics items on a black background.
3. You need to be able to dedicate time and love to the making of graphics!
For those of you wishing to apply, send your owls to Silvanus Bevan, Jameson Frost, Vanity Sturbridge or Esmond Summers including the following:
1. THREE examples of your own, original work, two of which must be hand-drawn.
2. Estimate the amount of time you will be able to spend weekly on graphics!
All right, LAers, send in your applications! We need you!