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23 February 2011 @ 05:57 pm
Hey guys, Fei here!

I don't know how many of you have heard about this, but yesterday Christchurch - the city in New Zealand where Anne lives - was hit with an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale. She's okay, but there are many people in the city and country at large who have been severely affected by this disaster. The official death toll currently stands at 75 and is expected to rise, with literally hundreds of people still missing and trapped. The city centre has been totally flattened and is going to have to be entirely rebuilt. More information can be found here and in other articles on that site.

So, the purpose of this post is threefold!

First off, there is a comment over here on the latest news here where a whole bunch of people are commenting to ask LJ if they can set up a Vgift donation scheme like they have in the past in similar situation. Please comment, and spread the word!

Secondly, if you would like to donate something directly, the New Zealand Red Cross has set up a donation form where you can give anything from $5 NZD (about $3.50 USD) up. Every little bit helps!

Thirdly, please spread the word about what has happened, and how people can help. Plurk, Facebook, Livejournal, The Internet In General and talking to friends and family are all possible avenues that you can take, and the more people who know about it, the more people can help out. At the moment, we really want to get LJ in on this, so if you could promote the comment on the news post in particular, that would be great. That comment also has links to articles about the disaster and to the Red Cross, so all the information is in one place.

Please don't feel obligated to donate or anything like that! I just want  to get the word out to as many as people as possible.

I love you all, and now return you to your regularly scheduled RP-ing ♥

~Fei
 
 
18 January 2011 @ 01:10 am
Hi, Squarewartians!

The mods have come to a decision on the future of the game! Starting February 1, the game will be converted into a sort of musebox/dressing room where you guys can play out whatever you want in the setting, without any modly meddling. Fei and Icky will still be maintaining the comms to grant access to new journals, but applications, reserves, activity check and the like will be no more. The comms will be primarily for current players, but old players who would like to come back, and those that can be vouched for as not jerks are welcome!

But! All's not over and done with just yet! For our last official squarewarts event, we'll be fast forwarding ten years into the future! Your students have graduated; they're Quidditch stars, government officials, Aurors, or perhaps they're professors now themselves! Your professors have stayed to teach new generations of witches and wizards, or they've moved on to something new! The choice is yours!

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As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can reply here, hit up the Suggestions Box, or email us at squarewarts@gmail.com!
 
 
13 January 2011 @ 12:58 pm
Hey Squarewartians!

Your mods have been discussing a few things over the past couple of weeks, about the game and our position as mods, and we’ve come to a couple of decisions that y’all should know about.

Basically, we have both been modding for a long time now and while we both love the game, Real Life is kicking our asses, and we’ve sort of burnt ourselves out on it to the point where neither one of us can see ourselves staying on as a mod for much longer. So it is that we’d like to ask the comm if there’s anyone who would be willing to step up and become a full time moderator of squarewarts , in place of us. We’d need at least two players to step, and you’d have to be prepared to fully take on the running of the game, so please don’t offer if you’re not going to have the time or energy to deal with being in charge of a medium sized/paced game.

If no one (or not enough people) would like to take that position, the two of us have decided to turn the game into a private game/musebox earlier than planned. Applications would close, but Activity Check , Character Limits and Permissions would be lifted, and you would be able to play out your characters in the world as you wished. The communities would remain locked, but if you wanted to add a new journal feilyn would be staying on as maintainer for the sole purpose of accepting whatever journal you wanted to the comms.

These weren’t easy decisions to come to by any means, but please understand that this is what we feel would be best for the game, and best for us personally. We love you all, and thank you so much for making squarewarts such a wonderful place to be for the past two and a half years.

If you are interested in becoming a mod, please reply to this entry with a little blurb about why; comments will be screened, and we'll let everyone know what's going down in a week.

Stay Excellent!
~Icky and Fei

[ETA] In the case of us taking the latter course, the following would definitely be possible:
- Joining the comms with old characters that you once played here.
- Joining the comms with characters that you have never played here, but wanna.
- Old players rejoining the comms again, if they want to play their characters in the setting.

If you have any other questions, feel free to reply to the entry and the post will be edited to answer them.
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10 January 2011 @ 06:35 pm


Week Seventy Five



OOC Announcements


Hey kids! Your mods re discussing a couple of things and also focussing on that pesky RL thing right now, so we'll get back to you on the event front. In the meantime, Hogsmeade!

The meeting for this week is the Staff meeting!

A reminder that teachers and Prefects are allowed to take points! The post is linked every week change, or you can find it in this comm using the Link Directory or the 'House Points' tag.

Points
Gryffindor: 751 points
Slytherin: 683 points
Ravenclaw: 625 points
Hufflepuff: 465 points


Weather
MONDAY - Still raining, but the temperature's not so awful.
TUESDAY - No rain today, but the temp takes a drop!
WEDNESDAY - The rain is also absent today, and castle inhabitants may hallucinate some actual heat coming from the sun.
THURSDAY - Weather was trolling. Back comes the rain, in showers.
FRIDAY - Now it's just being an ass. Hardcore rain, all day.
SATURDAY - Lots and lots of rain.
SUNDAY - Less rain! And warmer!
 
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03 January 2011 @ 09:15 pm
Hail Squarewartians!

Say, wasn't there meant to be an event going down around about now?

Well, after taking in the state of many of the players some thought, we've decided to give everyone a couple of days to uh, recover from New Years, and also hopefully have some time to settle back in from the holiday period. With that said, you now have until 11.50pm EST on the 3rd of January to post your character's wishes and desires to this post over here in order for them to participate in the event that will be happening sometime afterwards.

In the meantime, Happy New Year, darlings! We wish you all the very best ♥

Stay excellent~
 
 
 
01 January 2011 @ 09:24 am
HELLO SQUAREWARTIANS!

IT'S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S ACTIVITY CHECK TIME!

Here's a refresher of what we need from you! Please comment to this post with the following:

Player Name
Character Name(s)

AND THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART!

Link to one instance of activity per period per character. The activity periods for this AC are December 1 - December 15 and December 16 - December 31.

Acceptable methods of passing an activity period are as follows:

✓ A log tag
✓ A journal post
✓ A narrative post
✓ 5+ tags in an OOC log
✓ An action/quick log tag
✓ A journal thread (5+ comments by your character)

REMEMBER, ONE OF YOUR ACTIVITY PERIODS MUST BE PASSED WITH A JOURNAL POST OR A LOG TAG!

If you are on hiatus for one week or more of an activity period, you are exempt from that period. New characters are exempt for the month in which they were accepted.

If one or more of your characters fails one activity period, but passes the other, the character(s) will be marked as 'inactive.' Any character on the inactive list will be required to pass both activity periods the next month, or is considered an automatic drop.

Here is a handy text box! You have until 11:59 EST January 7 to reply to this entry with your links!



Those of you who play professors, please add this and link to the required class log for the month! If you don't do the class log and aren't exempt, you're auto-inactive with that character, so please remember to do them!





PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS YOU ARE EXEMPT, IF YOU DO NOT REPLY TO ACTIVITY CHECK, YOUR CHARACTERS WILL BE ADDED TO THE DROP LIST.
 
 
27 December 2010 @ 10:37 pm
Hail Squarewartians!

In celebration of the New Year, we are going to be having an ~*Event*~ Surprise! We’re not going to tell you what it is, but it is going to involve a tradition that we just made up where characters write a wish for the new year on a piece of paper and hang it on the Wishing Tree, which will be happening in game at the end of the New Year’s Feast. In order to assist with this event, we’d like you to write your character’s wish (what they would write on their paper ICly) and also their deepest desire (which will not be written ICly) in response to this entry, and we’ll get back to you once the event begins. If it turns out the event is not to your tastes, however, fear not! Replying to this post doesn’t mean that participating is compulsory or anything, if you reply and then decide you’d rather not participate, you can just ignore it ♥

Y’all have until then end of Friday 31st December EST to reply to this, and comments are screened! Stay excellent, folks~
 
 
26 December 2010 @ 10:35 pm
Hi, Squarewartians! You might have noticed there have been a few changes around the place lately! Namely there are two mods and one of them has been failing horribly at posting the weekly newsletter. In order to spread the NPCing out more evenly and give Edea more to do, we've decided that she and Cid will be co-Heading the school together. So Edea's come back from all the investigations of Ultimecia's attack on Hogwarts, and it was decided that her actions were totally bamf and saved everyone, so she should help Cid run the school. She has lots of experience with children, what with running The Garden and all, so she will be a nice and gentle addition. Since Hogwarts seems to value having a male and female for most positions, it feels right that they'd have one of each as Head of the school, too.

In addition to this, it's time to say goodbye to the Board. In the end, the plot we had in mind for the game really wasn't suitable for something that had been brought in right in the middle - it really needed to be started from the beginning. As for in-character reasoning, the Board was there to figure out what was causing all the unexplainable weirdness earlier in the year, and since Ultimecia's defeat, the weirdness has been normal Hogwarts shenanigans, not worth keeping them around for, so they're off to continue working in the Ministry and keeping an eye on school things from afar. In lieu of having one overarching plot, however, we're thinking of doing more sort of mini-arc events until game end, like with the Ultimecia attack, and getting the players involved more. And speaking of game end, we've had a really great run here at Squarewarts, but all good things must come to an end (;A;!), and at this point our tentative end game date is in early April, with the endgame event lasting through until the beginning of May, after which the game will remain as a musebox for those players who stayed through until endgame.

So, keeping that in mind, the two of us would like to know - what do you want to see more of in the game? We want to make these last few months as \m/ totally awesome \m/ as possible, in particular endgame, so if there are things you would like to see, either in said months leading up to, or inthe actual end game event, drop us a note! Either here or in the Suggestions Box is great ♥

Stay excellent Squarewartians! We love you~
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27 December 2010 @ 06:24 pm


Week Seventy Four



OOC Announcements


Aaaaaand the kids are back from holiday and straight back to classes. The castle has been odddly well-behaved without so many children around, but perhaps the excitement of so man y returning voices might change that...

The meeting for this week is the Prefect meeting!

A reminder that teachers and Prefects are allowed to take points! The post is linked every week change, or you can find it in this comm using the Link Directory or the 'House Points' tag.

Points
Gryffindor: 751 points
Slytherin: 683 points
Ravenclaw: 625 points
Hufflepuff: 465 points


Weather
MONDAY - It has stopped snowing! It's still bloody freezing, but the sun is out with a little cloud.
TUESDAY - Fair all day, no cloud to be seen~
WEDNESDAY - Spoke to soon, back come the clouds.
THURSDAY - You are going to freeze today. There is no two ways about it.
FRIDAY - Those clouds, from before? They have brought the rain.
SATURDAY - Lots and lots of rain.
SUNDAY - Less rain! Still cold ;~;
 
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13 December 2010 @ 09:55 pm


Week Seventy Two


Look out in the journal comm for the Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements


YOU KNOW WHAT, JUST. AT SOME POINT, WE WILL POST A POST TELLING YOU THINGS.

The kids are on holiday this week, and are welcome to go home or stay at Hogwarts as they please! And if there happens to be something happening at the school, we'll let you know more later ♥

There is no meeting this week! Yeah holidays!

A reminder that teachers and Prefects are allowed to take points! The post is linked every week change, or you can find it in this comm using the Link Directory or the 'House Points' tag.

Points
Gryffindor: 751 points
Slytherin: 683 points
Ravenclaw: 625 points
Hufflepuff: 455 points


Weather
ALL WEEK - OH MY GOD, IT'S SNOWING. EXCEPT WHEN IT'S NOT SNOWING. BUT EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT SNOWING, THERE'S SNOW EVERYWHERE. ENJOY!
 
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10 December 2010 @ 10:12 am
NARRATOR
MINI-EVENT

Due to unforeseen circumstances in a literature class tutoring session, characters throughout the school will find their actions and thoughts suddenly narrated - out loud, for everyone to hear - in a voice of your choice. For example, you might have Morgan Freeman telling the world that your character just got up and started to brush their teeth or GLaDOS being a passive-aggressive jerk as they try to eat their cake (which is a lie). Go crazy!
 
 
07 December 2010 @ 11:21 pm
I bring you our Activity Check results for November, as per this post.

Drops and Hiatuses MUST be posted to our Drop/Hiatus entry. If you do not post to that entry, and instead simply post to the OOC comm, then it it not counted! The mods are not responsible for going through the comms to see if you posted.

We have divided the list of results into three sections. Please check under the cut for the Activity Check results and the explanations for each section!

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Dropped characters will be removed from the communities, if your active character is removed accidentally, please let us know so we can re-add them!

Please contact us if you spot any errors or have any queries. Stay fabulous!
 
 
30 November 2010 @ 11:29 pm
HELLO SQUAREWARTIANS!

IT'S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S ACTIVITY CHECK TIME!

Here's a refresher of what we need from you! Please comment to this post with the following:

Player Name
Character Name(s)

AND THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART!

Link to one instance of activity per period per character. The activity periods for this AC are November 1 - November 15 and November 16 - November 30.

Acceptable methods of passing an activity period are as follows:

✓ A log tag
✓ A journal post
✓ A narrative post
✓ 5+ tags in an OOC log
✓ An action/quick log tag
✓ A journal thread (5+ comments by your character)

REMEMBER, ONE OF YOUR ACTIVITY PERIODS MUST BE PASSED WITH A JOURNAL POST OR A LOG TAG!

If you are on hiatus for one week or more of an activity period, you are exempt from that period. New characters are exempt for the period in which they were accepted.

If one or more of your characters fails one activity period, but passes the other, the character(s) will be marked as 'inactive.' Any character on the inactive list will be required to pass both activity periods the next month, or is considered an automatic drop.

Here is a handy text box! You have until 11:59 EST December 7 to reply to this entry with your links!



Those of you who play professors, please add this and link to the required class log for the month! If you don't do the class log and aren't exempt, you're auto-inactive with that character, so please remember to do them!





PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS YOU ARE EXEMPT, IF YOU DO NOT REPLY TO ACTIVITY CHECK, YOUR CHARACTERS WILL BE ADDED TO THE DROP LIST.
 
 
29 November 2010 @ 08:20 pm


Week Seventy Two


Look out in the journal comm for Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements


OKAY SO WE SAID THERE WOULD BE AN ANNOUNCEMENT LAST WEEK, but boo sick modthings have been sick, so hopefully that will be going up this week, in addition to there being another Mini-Event set on in-game Thursday, and Quidditch on in-game Saturday!

This week's meeting is for Heads of House

A reminder that teachers and Prefects are allowed to take points! The post is linked every week change, or you can find it in this comm using the Link Directory or the 'House Points' tag.

Points
Gryffindor: 721 points
Slytherin: 683 points
Ravenclaw: 620 points
Hufflepuff: 460 points


Weather
MONDAY - Dramatic drop in temperature, with the rain setting in for good.
TUESDAY - Sleet! ALL DAY.
WEDNESDAY - WHAT IS THIS!? IS THIS - SNOW!?
THURSDAY - Yeah, it was snow. And is still snow! There is sun, though. AND A ~*MINI EVENT*~
FRIDAY - Third day of snow, with no sun in sight
SATURDAY - The snow holds off for the day, but it's the coldest it's been since last winter
SUNDAY - Mostly clearly skies, but still bloody freezing.
 
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23 November 2010 @ 07:51 am
SPONTANEOUS
DANCE
NUMBER
DAY


Yeah.

Basically what it says on the label, darlings! Some kid was practising the Tarantellegra charm when it all went horribly wrong, and now all day Tuesday people have been breaking out into uncontrollable dance numbers at various points in the day without warning. It can be any style - hip hop, ballroom, contemporary, jazz, funky chicken, whatever! Go crazy!
 
 
 
15 November 2010 @ 06:25 pm


Week Seventy One


Look out in the journal comm for Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements


In-game Tuesday is a Mini-Event! Keep an eye on the comm for more details this coming week~

Also, there'll be a general mod announcement post type thing going up in the next day or so that everyone should read, so please look out for the too ♥ This week's meeting is for Staff

A reminder that teachers and Prefects are allowed to take points! The post is linked every week change, or you can find it in this comm using the Link Directory or the 'House Points' tag.

Points
Gryffindor: 721 points
Slytherin: 703 points
Ravenclaw: 620 points
Hufflepuff: 460 points


Weather
MONDAY - Fair weather, but it's bloody cold.
TUESDAY - A little more cloud cover, but it warms up! Slightly. ALSO, MINI-EVENT!
WEDNESDAY - Drizzly. On the other hand, somehow warmer!
THURSDAY - The rain holds off until the afternoon whereupon it delivers a downpour
FRIDAY - Warmest day of the week! Still pretty cold, though, and cloudy. No rain~
SATURDAY - Starts off cloudy with a temperature dip, but the sun comes out in the afternoon
SUNDAY - Showers on and off all day.
 
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10 November 2010 @ 04:50 pm
I bring you our Activity Check results for October, as per this post.

Drops and Hiatuses MUST be posted to our Drop/Hiatus entry. If you do not post to that entry, and instead simply post to the OOC comm, then it it not counted! The mods are not responsible for going through the comms to see if you posted.

We have divided the list of results into three sections. Please check under the cut for the Activity Check results and the explanations for each section!

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Dropped characters will be removed from the communities, if your active character is removed accidentally, please let us know so we can re-add them!

Please contact us if you spot any errors or have any queries. Stay fabulous!
 
 
06 November 2010 @ 06:54 pm
Just a reminder to you fine folks, you've got until 11:59 EST, November 7 (TOMORROW~~, TOMORROW~~~~!) to fill out your Activity Check forms before you're dropped, so please remember to do so!
 
 
01 November 2010 @ 12:46 pm
HELLO SQUAREWARTIANS!

IT'S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S ACTIVITY CHECK TIME!

Here's a refresher of what we need from you! Please comment to this post with the following:

Player Name
Character Name(s)

AND THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART!

Link to one instance of activity per period per character. The activity periods for this AC are October 1 - October 15 and October 16 - October 31.

Acceptable methods of passing an activity period are as follows:

✓ A log tag
✓ A journal post
✓ A narrative post
✓ 5+ tags in an OOC log
✓ An action/quick log tag
✓ A journal thread (5+ comments by your character)

REMEMBER, ONE OF YOUR ACTIVITY PERIODS MUST BE PASSED WITH A JOURNAL POST OR A LOG TAG!

If you are on hiatus for one week or more of an activity period, you are exempt from that period. New characters are exempt for the period in which they were accepted.

If one or more of your characters fails one activity period, but passes the other, the character(s) will be marked as 'inactive.' Any character on the inactive list will be required to pass both activity periods the next month, or is considered an automatic drop.

Here is a handy text box! You have until 11:59 EST November 7 to reply to this entry with your links!



Those of you who play professors, please add this and link to the required class log for the month! If you don't do the class log and aren't exempt, you're auto-inactive with that character, so please remember to do them!





PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS YOU ARE EXEMPT, IF YOU DO NOT REPLY TO ACTIVITY CHECK, YOUR CHARACTERS WILL BE ADDED TO THE DROP LIST.
 
 
01 November 2010 @ 05:36 pm


Week Seventy


Look out in the journal comm for Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements

The trolls are all cleared out in time for Monday morning classes - sorry kids, no time off! There'll be more on this in Cid's weekly letter. The meeting for this week is Student Representative, and there have recently been some changes to the prefects so check the Positions Page on the Wiki just in case ♥ And this week is Hogsmeade Week!

Oh, and a reminder that teachers and Prefects are allowed to take points! The post is linked every week change, or you can find it in this comm using the Link Directory or the 'House Points' tag.

Points
Gryffindor: 711 points
Slytherin: 703 points
Ravenclaw: 620 points
Hufflepuff: 460 points


Weather
MONDAY - Bam, and the sun is gone. No rain yet, but the day definitely has a chill
TUESDAY - The sun peeks out a little today, but it's still cold enough to merit a jacket
WEDNESDAY - The sun is a tease, and you should stop seeing her. Cloudy and cold.
THURSDAY - And here comes that rain, although it's warmed up just the tiniest bit!
FRIDAY - The kind of rain that makes it look like you had a bucket tipped over your head when you step outside.
SATURDAY - There's a downpour in the morning, but it clears up by mid afternoon.
SUNDAY - YEAH SUN! Wow these Sundays lately have been really aptly named.

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28 October 2010 @ 08:59 pm
TROLL IN THE DUNGEON
thought you ought to know


And in the kitchens, the Great Hall, the ballroom, the grounds...you get the picture. Hogwarts has been overrun by trolls from the Forbidden Forest, and while they're not attacking, they are very stupid, easily frustrated and likely to destroy things. Cid's told the students to stay out of it and let the staff handle things, but when was the last time anyone ever listened to Cid? Go crazy!

To make things more interesting, while everyone was at the Ball, Cid had the moombas set up various lighthearted 'trick or treat' spells around the school. Some of them give you candy, other will give you a pie to the face, or honey and goose feathers - the sort of harmless prank that is even kind of funny under normal cirsumstances, but when there are angry trolls on the loose, is just annoying. Feel free to make up these as you log; they can affect anyone, including the trolls.

As a final note, there will be an NPC troll journal wandering around, but you are of course welcome to just godmod the trolls yourself. They're everywhere! As per usual, you can use this post as a planning post, and if you have any questions feels free to email us at squarewarts@gmail.com

Happy Halloween, Squarewartians! Have fun!
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20 October 2010 @ 10:29 am
Hello everyone! This is Robyn, and I have been appointed to Helper Chocobo status by the lovely modladies. I'll be handling the Taken page, for all your delicious taken needs. Both pages should be up to date for the most part, and have been given pretty new html! Aww yeah~ You cats and kittens can view them HERE and HERE!

If you ever notice any errors, borked html, if I've forgotten someone or if someone needs to be taken out, just holla! And I'll get to it as soon as I can. As always, I can be contacted via AIM on limits breaking or aegisol.

Have a happy Wednesday,

- robyn.
 
 
 
 
20 October 2010 @ 09:23 pm
Hey Squarewartians!

This is just Adri in an exciting new journal! And with this journal, I bring news.
Due to RL commitments I'm stepping down from my position as a moderator in the game. However, I am going to be a helper, which means I will be doing the crack memes, monthly memes and wiki maintenance under the glorious title of Helper Cactuar. (Not that they are especially helpful in any of the FF games I have played thus far :|a)

If you need any help with the wiki, feel free to get in touch with me, and I will do my best to assist.
I've also just set up a post so that if you have seen a meme you really like, or have an idea for one you'd like to do, you can just poke me with a suggestion OVER HERE.

o7 And I do believe that is everything. ♥
 
 
 
18 October 2010 @ 05:42 pm


Week Sixty-Nine


Look out in the journal comm for Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements

With week change comes the end of the event as the effects of the De-Aging Potion wears off! The student responsible for the whole debacle has been suspended for two week, and the staff are now free to go and get trashed. The meeting for this week is Head of House, and curious players would do well to watch the comm for possible Halloween Related Things~

Points
Gryffindor: 711 points
Slytherin: 708 points
Ravenclaw: 620 points
Hufflepuff: 460 points


Weather
MONDAY - The warmth starts to wane a little, but the sun is still there.
TUESDAY - There's some afternoon sound, but clouds for most of the day
WEDNESDAY - RAIN!
THURSDAY - DRIZZLE!
FRIDAY - MORE DRIZZLE!
SATURDAY - Rain is gone, but the clouds are still hanging around.
SUNDAY - YEAH SUN!

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17 October 2010 @ 06:43 pm
Hey Squarewartians! We're going to be doing some renovating - moving some pages around so our helpers can edit them. Reserves for now, Taken later. It shouldn't take long, but please let us know if we break any links in the process!
 
 
17 October 2010 @ 09:46 pm
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12 October 2010 @ 07:48 pm
Hark, Squarewartians! As hopefully most of you know, it is October 12 (Squarewarts Standard Time [EST]), and Activity Check rolls around on the first of November! This means you have until 11:59pm EST October 15 to pass the first activity period, or risk being put on the inactive list, or even worse, dropped! And no one wants that, so make sure you post within the timeframe!

Thanks, and be excellent to each other!
 
 
10 October 2010 @ 12:23 pm
DE-AGING EVENT


Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's right, folks! Hogwarts has once again been hit with a bad batch of De-Aging Potion - some student's idea of a prank, no doubt, and this time it's in your Pumpkin Juice! The Moogles don't know how many batches have been hit yet, so the effects start kicking in Wednesday morning and will continue for the foreseeable future.

The guidelines~
- This event is, as always, optional
- You may de-age your student to age six (6) and no younger. This applies to both students and staff!
- This event affects a character physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Your character will not only look like they are 9, but will behave like they are as well. Enjoy that :'D

If you have a journal of a younger version of your character that you would like to use for the duration of this event in order to get around that pesky icon issue, feel free to join the journal and logs comm with it for the duration of this event - just request permission to join and then comment to this entry so we know who you are!
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08 October 2010 @ 10:03 pm
I bring you our Activity Check results for September, as per this post.

Drops and Hiatuses MUST be posted to our Drop/Hiatus entry. If you do not post to that entry, and instead simply post to the OOC comm, then it it not counted! The mods are not responsible for going through the comms to see if you posted.

We have divided the list of results into three sections. Please check under the cut for the Activity Check results and the explanations for each section!

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Dropped characters will be removed from the communities, if your active character is removed accidentally, please let us know so we can re-add them!

Please contact us if you spot any errors or have any queries. Stay fabulous!
 
 
04 October 2010 @ 07:18 pm


Week Sixty-Eight


Look out in the journal comm for Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements

The meeting this week is for Staff! And perhaps a little Something Else~

Points
Gryffindor: 711 points
Slytherin: 708 points
Ravenclaw: 620 points
Hufflepuff: 460 points


Weather
MONDAY - The streak of good weather from last week continues!
TUESDAY - Another warm day with no sign of clouds.
WEDNESDAY - Sunny in the morning, but the clouds start rolling in during the afternoon.
THURSDAY - What is this, the clouds seem to be breaking up--
FRIDAY - Nope, just joking! Drizzle on and off throughout the day.
SATURDAY - Okay, the clouds are clearing off for real this time
SUNDAY - The sun is back again!

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30 September 2010 @ 09:30 pm
HELLO SQUAREWARTIANS!

IT'S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S ACTIVITY CHECK TIME!

Here's a refresher of what we need from you! Please comment to this post with the following:

Player Name
Character Name(s)

AND THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART!

Link to one instance of activity per period per character. The activity periods for this AC are September 1 - September 15 and September 16 - September 30.

Acceptable methods of passing an activity period are as follows:

✓ A log tag
✓ A journal post
✓ A narrative post
✓ 5+ tags in an OOC log
✓ An action/quick log tag
✓ A journal thread (5+ comments by your character)

REMEMBER, ONE OF YOUR ACTIVITY PERIODS MUST BE PASSED WITH A JOURNAL POST OR A LOG TAG!

If you are on hiatus for one week or more of an activity period, you are exempt from that period. New characters are exempt for the period in which they were accepted.

If one or more of your characters fails one activity period, but passes the other, the character(s) will be marked as 'inactive.' Any character on the inactive list will be required to pass both activity periods the next month, or is considered an automatic drop.

Here is a handy text box! You have until 11:59 EST October 7 to reply to this entry with your links!



Those of you who play professors, please add this and link to the required class log for the month! If you don't do the class log and aren't exempt, you're auto-inactive with that character, so please remember to do them!





PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS YOU ARE EXEMPT, IF YOU DO NOT REPLY TO ACTIVITY CHECK, YOUR CHARACTERS WILL BE ADDED TO THE DROP LIST.
 
 
20 September 2010 @ 05:07 pm


Week Sixty-Seven


Look out in the journal comm for Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements

To get the characters back into routine, there is a Quidditch match this week! The Prefect meeting will be hitting the comm soon, and classes are resuming as per normal.

Points
Gryffindor: 711 points
Slytherin: 708 points
Ravenclaw: 620 points
Hufflepuff: 460 points


Weather
MONDAY - Say goodbye to that sunshine - Hogwarts wakes up to morning drizzle that soon clears but leaves the sky cloudy.
TUESDAY - The clouds are still there, along with some afternoon rain.
WEDNESDAY - The heavens open! Showers on and off throughout the day.
THURSDAY - Sporadic showers, but the clouds appear to be moving out.
FRIDAY - The clouds start thinning out again - maybe some sun in time for Quidditch?
SATURDAY - Sun in time for Quidditch! It's pretty windy, but warm as autumn goes.
SUNDAY - The sunshine trend continues - shame for those stuck indoors in the Prefect meeting.

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10 September 2010 @ 03:39 pm
Hark, Squarewartians! As hopefully most of you know, it is September 10 (Squarewarts Standard Time [EST]), and Activity Check rolls around on the first of October! This means you have until 11:59pm EST September 15 to pass the first activity period, or risk being put on the inactive list, or even worse, dropped! And no one wants that, so make sure you post within the timeframe!

Thanks, and be excellent to each other!
 
 
 
07 September 2010 @ 09:15 pm
I bring you our Activity Check results for August, as per this post.

Drops and Hiatuses MUST be posted to our Drop/Hiatus entry. If you do not post to that entry, and instead simply post to the OOC comm, then it it not counted! The mods are not responsible for going through the comms to see if you posted.

We have divided the list of results into three sections. Please check under the cut for the Activity Check results and the explanations for each section!

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Dropped characters will be removed from the communities, if your active character is removed accidentally, please let us know so we can re-add them!

Please contact us if you spot any errors or have any queries. Stay fabulous!
 
 
07 September 2010 @ 01:13 pm
Hey Squares and Warts!

Todays announcement is bought to you by the theme of Staff.

We've had a few concerns with staff come up over time; difficulty getting CR, troubles getting them out and about, and a lack of equality in terms of activity requirements between professors and those staff members who don't teach a class.

Currently, the extra activity check for professors is that they must post to a class log once a month, while other staff members need only post to the staff meeting. We've decided to even this out, and in the process provide a helpful window for those staff characters who might be a little more reticent and make it easier to make and maintain CR with them.

From October onwards, all staff will be required to post once a month to our OOC class log, which will now be OOC staff logs.

For example;
Vanille has to post once a month with a Care of Magical Creatures class for years 3-5.
Basch will also have to post in once a month as Game Keeper; he might be fixing fences, administering medication to a sickly chocobo, or in his Game Keeper lodge if someone needs to find him and doesn't want to go traipsing the grounds.

As other examples, the nurses could simply post a thread so students with bumps and bruises can come to see them in the Hospital Wing or staff can visit their office, the counsellors can have counseling sessions, gardeners could be attempting to shape bushes into dragons, and the chefs could be putting up with the various students who invade their kitchen to bake cakes.

This will hopefully make it easier for staff to network and get CR without overwhelming themselves with specific logs, and make the AC requirements more even between professors and other staff members.

Our first staff/class log for September can be found HERE. This is not required for September AC since we are already a week into the month, but it will be required from October onwards. Staff meeting logs will no longer be required for anyone, but we will continue posting them because they are fun and handy.

If you have any feedback, suggestions, questions or concerns, feel free to talk to us here, via email at squarewarts@gmail.com, instant messenger or the anon-enabled Suggestion Box.
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06 September 2010 @ 04:09 pm


Week Sixty-Six


Look out in the journal comm for Cid's weekly letter!

OOC Announcements

Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlepeople because there's a bit coming your way. Upcoming is the Heads of House meeting, the class log (classes are cancelled, but there is more of this in the actual post), Cid's letter and, of course, a recovery log.

Important:
If you play a student character who did something you feel is worthy of points - being given, or taken! - during this event, please reply here with their house and what it was they did so that we don't all confuse ourselves trying to sort that out in and OOC manner.

Points
Gryffindor: 711 points
Slytherin: 708 points
Ravenclaw: 620 points
Hufflepuff: 450 points


Weather
MONDAY - The weather is eerily still and almost like...nothing is changing, until the school arrives back at reality.
TUESDAY - It's a warm, calm day with a soft breeze, although there appears to be a hint of cloud on the horizon.
WEDNESDAY - Still fairly warm, but those clouds have rolled in now.
THURSDAY - Raining on and off throughout the day.
FRIDAY - No more rain, but still overcast
SATURDAY - The clouds give a goodbye shower before disappearing for the rest of the day.
SUNDAY - Sun! A nice, cloudless day, good for relaxing.

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05 September 2010 @ 08:58 pm
Hey kiddos, it's the 6th of September, meaning you have only until 11:59pm EST the 7th to make AC! Not replying if you're not exempt gets you auto-dropped, so please do so because we'd hate to lose you!

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06 September 2010 @ 01:36 pm
The event has now concluded! Backlogging to the event logs are welcome and encouraged, though, and those posts will be staying open indefinitely so you can log away to your hearts content.


General Log
Hospital Wing Log
Hogwarts Express/The Garden Log

If you still want to get in on some stuff for your character to do and build some CR, feel free to hit the OOC planning post over here. There is also the post planning evacuation related things over here.

So, what happened?
Friday
❧ 12:00pm; Astraea offered student evacuation in a journal, Here.
Evacuation lasted for a four hour window, after which wards were put in place.
❧ 10:00pm; Pandora announced the impending inferi army, Here.

Saturday
❧ 12:00am; Ultimecia, her necromancer cohorts and a whole bunch of inferi arrived at the castle. Hogwarts was torn into a void dimension so that help could not be summon. See narrative Here.
❧ 12:15am; Demetrius does an entry announcing that the horde as arrived and setting up new plans following the falling of the wards, Here.
❧ 1:00am; Demetrius and Pandora start working together for some Big Solutions. See narrative Here.

Sunday
❧ 5:00pm; Ultimecia makes an entry after being a creeper and watching the school get torn apart, Here.
❧ 5:30pm; Edea does an entry to help people stay calm, Here. This is where evacuation planning also commences.
❧ 6:00pm; Conlaed does a journal to get Ulti's attention, Here.
❧ 7:00pm; Astraea and Conlaed commence some intense magic. See narrative Here.
❧ 7:00-11:00pm; Cid and Edea engage Ultimecia. See narrative Here.

Following Ultimecia's defeat, please assume all remaining inferi and necromancers were wiped out by the collected efforts of staff and students.


Thankfully, no staff or student lives were lost during the invasion on the castle, although grievous injuries were suffered.

As for your characters...
Feel free to discuss them OOCly here, either to just update on what happened with your characters for the sake of their close CR and ideas for IC follow up! It could even be a good window to help expand CR in general.

After week change, an aftermath log will be posted set a Recovery Location, but aside from that, feel free to go about journalling and logging as you normally do.

We will also be posting a class log, but feel free to be a bit liberal as to the specific time when classes are set, should you chose to post to that for Activity Check with your professor characters, or they can just be optional tutoring session. We'll include more info on that in the class log itself.


Thank you very much, Squarewartians! We hope you had a great time.


If you have any feedback, suggestions, questions or concerns, feel free to talk to us here, via email at squarewarts@gmail.com, instant messenger or the anon-enabled Suggestion Box.