Inside the castle walls, students return to the familiar routine of the school year; 9am classes, and dorm room gossip, while outside the castle walls the world becomes more and more unpredictable. War is looming. Terror is lurking. Fear is waiting. And one man can not keep reality from breaching the walls... Now everyone is being pressured to pick sides...
Each year, it is the job of the Hogwarts Prefects and Head Students to plan and organize events around the school.
This Halloween, they have opted for a Haunted House experience on the grounds!
Upon exiting the castle, you will be greeted by a low lying fog, separating into a clear path
that leads you to a dilapidated house, with the trees of the Forbidden forest looming behind it.
Many horrors await you inside of the Haunted House of Horrors!
There is, of course, a catch! The Marauders (courtesy of the fact that James and Remus have been involved in the planning!)
have taken this opportunity to add a few extra tricks, treats, and scares to the house, so tread carefully within.
This is, optionally, a dice game to keep things exciting! More info will be provided.
Giant Pumpkin Carving!
It simply wouldn't be Halloween without Hagrid's giant pumpkins! This year, however, it's up to the students to get
involved in carving some pumpkins up. Battle through the fog and make your way to the Gamekeeper's Hut - you'll
recognize it for it's orange glow. All the tools and carving equpitment you need are waiting for you, so don't
miss your chance to create a pumpkin masterpiece!
Candy Costume Party!
Halloween requires costumes. It also requires sweets and candy. Therefore, it's only right we throw a candy costume party!
This year, Honeydukes are providing the treats - all of your familiar favorites and a few new, slightly bizarre ones
to try out.
Slugs, Bugs, Warts, and Bones, whether you want a Slimy Slug Sour, or a Freaky Finger Fruit Pop, Honeydukes
has provided everything your could ask for!
So put on your best costume and work up a sweet tooth, then join us in the Great Hall for a Sugar and Spice,
All Things Scary and Nice Candy Costume Dance!
Post by Bethany Rogers on May 10, 2014 6:25:50 GMT
Bethany Rebecca Rogers
Full Name: Bethany Rebecca Rogers
Nickname: Beth (but only if you want to be jinxed)
Birthday: July 20
Home Town: Bristol
Wand Wood: Aspen
Wand Core: Dragon heartstring
Jo 20 USA
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red
Height/Build: 5'6", a few starting curves
Play-By: Emma Stone
Bethany sometimes curls or straightens her hair, but most of the time it’s somewhere between wavy and curly. She keeps it cut to near her shoulders. She has large eyes but only rarely puts on make-up, mainly because she doesn’t want to bother with the time. For the same reason, she tends to leave out her earrings, even though her ears are pierced (a present from her parents for getting into Hogwarts).
Her style is simple and understated, and she prefers comfort and utility to looks. She wears jeans, most of which have been patched, and only puts on skirts or slacks for formal occasions. Her shirts are mostly button-ups (a few are flannel, but only because she thinks they’re funny) over colorful camis. She has a few T-shirts that she got for free and some nicer tops, but she usually leaves those in her trunk or the bottom drawer of her dresser.
Likes: Poetry, Herbology, summer, interesting ice cream flavors, hearing about far-off countries, kids, building things, Muggle technology, getting into trouble, getting people out of trouble.
Dislikes: Being insulted, falling in love, being vulnerable, late winter (February and March), Professor Binns, fights she can't win, make-up, dry toast, French, Muggle Studies.
Positive Traits: Bethany is surprisingly good with kids given her temper. She's also quite good at Herbology when she's not swearing at the plants. She's a decent poet, if a bit rough around the edges.
Negative Traits: Bethany has a temper that has -- and will often -- get her into trouble. She likes playing the hero and tends to ignore odds that aren't in her favor. She doesn't let her softer side show to anyone.
Quirks/Habits: She plays with pens while writing, and sometimes toys with her wand, causing sparks to come out. She will often swear in other languages. When her hair curls nicely, she likes to play with the locks and bounce them on her hand.
Best/Worst Class: BEST: Herbology WORST: History of Magic
Bethany is sharp-tongued and often sarcastic, even around her friends (though she will try to be gentler with them). She’s got a penchant for trouble and likes going on adventures through the castle and around the grounds, although if someone makes her promise to be careful she’ll do her best to keep her word. She’s fond of dueling and will happily test her skills on anyone, which, combined with her brashness and tendency to overestimate herself, has caused her some trouble. She’s a fidgeter and will play with anything, from her wand to her hair.
She does have a softer side, though she doesn’t much like letting it show. She writes poetry a lot – none of the “sappy love poems”, though. Hers are epics either of story or description. She also secretly tries to see the best in people and situations, but most of the time that hides beneath her jokes and attempts at wit.
Others: "Aunts" Kat and Jess, her mother's friends
Pet: Captain, a cat of unknown breed
Bethany had a fairly normal life until she was eleven. Her parents moved around for a few years before settling in western England, close enough to Wales that Bethany and her sister have picked up a bit of an accent. Bethany went to primary school with her twin sister Nina, and she was always the aggressive one. She would defend her sister, of course, but she sometimes went looking for fights. The most memorable – and the one she tries most often to forget – is when she went after three older kids. They beat her so badly she was bruised for days and very nearly kicked out of school for starting it.
It was something of a surprise to everyone that Bethany turned out to be a witch, since most times when strange things happened, they could easily have been blamed on Nina. However, Bethany proved to be quite a good witch, even if she wasn’t as studious as her sister would have been. She writes home often and tells her family everything. On their part, they support her, although her parents are a bit worried about her dream of becoming a professional duelist or at least working for the Ministry. Lately she’s been keeping her family in the dark about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, thinking that it best to not terrify Nina.
Bethany makes friends fairly easily, but keeping them is another question. Those who can put up with her sarcasm are her favorites, and she tries to make friends across House lines, though part of that is because of a dare made her first year. Since there was no end time set for the dare, she insists she can still befriend a Slytherin, a Hufflepuff, and a Ravenclaw and have them all have a friendly picnic by the lake.