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It's time for a little rest and recuperation. After a tumultuous schoolyear culminating in coordinated attacks upon both Hogwarts and London, magical citizens could certainly use a break. Summer is upon us, and while the immediate danger has passed, not every creature is taking the summer off.
JUNE 19TH - JULY 13TH NOW OPEN
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Posted: Apr 13 2018, 11:32 PM
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June 19th - July 13th
The month of July is here, so let the summertime shenanigans begin!
Closing Out June 1st-19thMembers will have one week after the time-shift date to finish any threads taking place between June 1st and June 19th prior to and including the plot events on this date. Any new threads should take place after the plot events on June 19th.
One week from today (April 21st) all open threads between June 1st and 19th will be closed unless otherwise requested. If you need an extension on a thread, you may request a week's extension here. Following this extension date, all threads will be closed. This is in the interest of keeping the site moving and focused on the present months.
Opening up JulyMembers may now post new threads any time between June 19th and July 13th! We will open the second half of July soon, to allow for pacing and in-character news.
As we have several months open simultaneously, please refer to our new Summer Calendar Resource. This resource will be updated as we expand Summer into August so you can have access to relevant dates, weather, plot and news details for the entire Summer.
Keep An Eye on the NewsWith Morrigan defeated, we have officially wrapped up the first major plot arc on HFTA! We'd like to take this time to congratulate all of you for the excellent writing and participation that have brought us to this place. We hope you enjoyed the conclusion to this arc, and invite you to fill out our Plot Survey. If you have questions about how plotting works on HFTA, feel free to check out our Plot FAQ.
For now, keep an eye on your local papers, The Daily Prophet and The Quibbler, and keep your wireless tuned to The Wizarding Wireless Network to keep abreast of what's happening in the world. While your characters relax and enjoy the comforts and pleasures of the summer months, remember that it can be dangerous to grow complacent...
OTM VotingVoting for June OTMs has begun! Go here to cast your vote!
Kris is on VacationA friendly reminder that for the time being, @Kris is on Admin-Vacation! This means she should be considered a regular member until otherwise stated. She's put a lot into HFTA and needs a while to kick back, relax, and get back to her writing roots. Any admin questions should be directed to @Jess or @Cassandra. Read Kris' staycation note here! She's still puttering around behind the scenes a little, taking care of Camp NaNo and coercing the reporters at the Daily Prophet into doing their jobs, but please respect her wishes!
Don't ForgetAll graduating students need to update their character claims and submit to the Occupational Claims where appropriate. You certainly don't have to dive into work right away, but please submit your update to the character claims ASAP so we can get you into the correct usergroup. For everyone else, the admins will handle updating student years in the claims when the time comes. You need only worry about your mini-profiles.
If you have killed a character in the most recent plot event, please make sure to update your claims so we can mark your character as 'deceased.'
Summer Pending SystemFor the summer (June-August) members have the option to pend characters they'd like to put on hold. The reason for this is that some members may wish to focus on the unique opportunities Summer provides in different ways, whether that involves sending your kids abroad where there's no one to thread with, focusing more heavily on some characters than others, or simply allowing yourself to take a small break. Character pending will ONLY be available during this time, and will end immediately when we timeshift into September. So, what does pending mean, exactly, and how does it work?
Any further questions? Ask an admin!
New Forum: Artist's CornerBeginning this month, we have created a new forum to supplement character development and Character Sketches: The Artist's Corner! This forum is intended to be used as a space to post all of your HFTA related graphics: mood boards, blends, illustrations, photography--anything you want that doesn't fall under the category of writing. You're welcome to create art for other people's characters as well, but please contact them before posting! For more information on how to use the Artist's Corner, please check the guide in the new forum.
Update: Polvyore Sinks!According to an update on their blog, Polyvore has been absorbed by a different company. Read about the changes here.
Update: Special Abilities ClaimsWe know this is something you've been asking about! Thanks for your patience. We are working on a claiming/application system for special abilities. For now, we do have Lycanthropy available! Check out our resident werewolves here and thanks for bearing with us!
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