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HUFFLEPUFF
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RAVENCLAW
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SLYTHERIN
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HOGWARTS
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MINISTRY
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MAGICAL
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MUGGLE
1
FEMALES
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MALES
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NONBINARY
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NEWS

08.11. - September Update: Part Two is here!
08.05. - Summer OTM Winners are here!
07.27 - September is here!
06.20 - Summer Festival Event is here!
06.20 - Summer Update: Part 4 is here!



SEPTEMBER 2021

All aboard! The Hogwarts Express, bearing no traces of the bloodshed it has seen, leaves King's Cross Station on September 1st. Another school year begins. Students nervously return to Hogwarts' hallowed halls, while parents linger beside windows, awaiting the first owls home from their children to report that all is well. Trouble brews under London as tension rises to the surface. One thing everyone knows? The long days of summer are over.

SEPTEMBER 1st - 30th NOW OPEN

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July Update

June 19th - July 13th

The month of July is here, so let the summertime shenanigans begin!

Closing Out June 1st-19th

Members 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 July

Members 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 News

With 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 Voting

Voting for June OTMs has begun! Go here to cast your vote!

Kris is on Vacation

A 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 Forget

All 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 System

For 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?

  • Pended characters will be excluded from activity checks! This means you could post a pended character very little or not at all for the period of summer. Keep in mind, Character Sketches DO NOT COUNT toward activity, so if you intend to stick to sketches to develop your character over the summer, you may want to consider this option. Owl post does count toward character activity, but only in a supplemental sense, which means that you would need to have owl post AND active threads for it to do you any good.
  • Characters may be pended starting immediately and ending as soon as we timeshift into September.
  • MEMBERS MAY NOT APP NEW CHARACTERS IF THEY HAVE A CHARACTER PENDED. This rule is absolute. If you pend a character and then submit an app, your app will be placed on hold until ALL your characters are fully active again.
  • Pending is not a substitute for archiving. If you do not want to use a character anymore, you should refrain from pending them and simply request that they be archived. Pending will not change a character's usergroup or affect their ability to post in any way, should you choose to use them even after pending. You may request a character be pended here!
  • Any further questions? Ask an admin!

    New Forum: Artist's Corner

    Beginning 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.
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    Starting April 5, 2018, the Polyvore website will discontinue operations and the Polyvore apps will no longer be supported. All of your content will be available so you can download your brilliant, inspired creations—to do so, please go to account-update.polyvore.com by May 10, 2018 and follow the instructions to request a download of your content. You will have until May 15, 2018 to retrieve that download of your content.

    Update: Special Abilities Claims

    We 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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