The League of 42 : A History

Introduction

The League of 42 (#24,669), is a Ravenclaw Dormitory led by Novellus Batman.

A dorm of exactly 42 active members at any point of time, who are divided into 6 Quidditch teams of 7 members each. The teams compete for the L42 Quidditch Cup (awarded at the end of every month), based on House points earned during the month. The dorm boasts of its own crest and website (complete with forums for discussions), Facebook, Twitter and Plug.dj music room.

Started on 23rd April 2014, The League of 42 has contributed 83,627 points for Ravenclaw House (as of 11 February, 2015). The dorm is closed unless there are less than 42 members. If any Ravenclaw wishes to be part of L42, they should owl the dorm leader. This dorm has 42 members and is currently closed.


Dorm Motto

“amicitia omnia vincit”, Latin for “Friendship Conquers All”.


Hash Tags

#L42Forever
#L42forPeace
#Ravenclawesome
#CawCawRavenclaw
#CoolKidsDoHomework


History

The Dorm was started on 23rd April 2014 at 7:33pm IST. In those days, one was allocated a dorm by default upon signing up. The default member limit for a dorm was 5, unless the dorm leader chose to remove/add members. So 5 people signing up around the same time were put in a dorm and the first person became the leader. That is how the algorithm went. Every 5th person to join Hogwarts is Here got to become a dorm leader of a new dorm by default. So, Novellus was put up in dorm #15,991 and by some stroke of luck, he was the dorm leader too, because he was the first person in #15,991. One other person joined soon after, and by the time he had completed his profile and explored the site, 3 more had joined and the dorm was “full”. By full, it means the next few people to join went to #15,992 and so on, unless the dorm leader removed someone from their dorm.

Unfortunately, not much is known of the first dorm members. There was a British girl called Iona Fleming. This was a time when the site still had the old interface, ran on a single server and glitched all over the place (Hogwarts even had a secret fifth House because of the glitches, called Boudwin House – the House of Ghosts). Many students still remember those days, fondly. The site was full of promise. Thousands of people joined every day.

Novellus decided 5 was too less a number, so he kept the dorm open. He was never interested in doing courses, he was content being on #ZeroForever. But he loved the Great Hall. The weekend of 25, 26 & 27 April, Novellus stayed awake for 66 hours in the Great Hall and recruited people for the dorm. He had an advertisement post he would spam the Great Hall with (there were no chat prefects then): “If any of the other newer Ravenclaws are looking for a dorm, or the older first years looking to switch, you are invited to Dorm #15,991: The Bat League. Because WE ARE AWESOME.”

The Bat League is what he had named the dorm in a flash of brilliance (“lel wut?”) and decided on a limit of 21. The idea was to have 20 dorm members to groom towards making this dorm awesome. Dorms like Elyteerin, Riddikulus Riddles, Ethical Eagles and Aureus Room weren’t still as popular back then, with the exception of Curious Claws (#877). Back to that famous weekend, the dorm had around 18 new members by the following Monday. Among that first batch of dorm-mates were Aaron Kirshenbaum, Simon Potter, Anna-Noel Imbriaco, Molina Shutt, Brenna Sharkey, Elessandra Cascabel, Kelsey Douglas, Bruce Wayne (Emily Shakelford), Anne Wellington (Three-Dollar Bill), Nourhan Medhat, Samuel Gonzalez, Nymphadora Lupin, Rhiannon Fleetwood, Amanda Brockman, Lauren, Laurel Davis, Jennifer Serna and Megan Duncan. Anna-Noel, Kelsey, Novellus and Rhiannon are the only “survivors” from that batch today.

The old platform allowed dorm posts, apart from a chat room and a member list view-able to all Dorm members, so members would communicate through Dorm posts. There was no option to like or comment (This feature came with the site upgrade). Novellus’ sister joined the site too, so there was now another Batman, and since the dorm already had Bruce Wayne, that might have been one of the reasons for “The Bat League”. So now that they were 20+1, Novellus divided the 20 into 10 pairs according to their time-zones and made them study buddies. The idea was to get to know each other and Novellus was the +1 who was not going to study anyway. He was happy being the manager. And thus, came about the first dorm spreadsheet, which only had the 21 names and list of the 10 pairs.

Soon, Novellus realized many of them were inactive, so if he wanted to keep the Dorm active, he had to either remove them and start over or bring in more people. The following week, he doubled the size of the dorm, and put together a special spam team (Aaron, Samuel, Simon and himself). The goal was to recruit 21 more people over the weekend. The second batch of dorm-mates had Alanna Teixeira, Annie Lamb, Fiona Drake, Flovilus Xebulon, Kimberley Fowler, Laura DiMitri, Alayla Roix, Tori Hatter, Cie Qyu, Ama Marie, Mary X, Lylia Lee, Onji Thomas, Nicole Leininger, Cristina Trail and Taylor Haynes. They were upto 39 by Friday and they now had the most popular Prefect (Cristina) in the dorm! Novellus continues to remain especially fond of the first two batches because these were people he handpicked, each one of them from the Great Hall, one at a time. Hespoke to them, got to know them and invited them to the Dorm. Each one of them was special to him. He also encouraged them to speak to one another.

Over the week, he renamed the dorm to The League of 42 in a fresh stroke of brilliance (“Thank God!“). Manon van Liempt, Bronze Feather and Dani Ghostie were the last of the first complete L42. And for the first time ever, Novellus closed the Dorm. The first dorm meeting was held on 2nd May, which was attended by 6 dorm members.


Timeline

  • On 4th May, Cristina created the Facebook group. The first introduction read: “Welcome to The League of 42! We’re the smarter of the smart Ravenclaws. So make sure you strut around like one! #‎CawCawRavenClaw The motto of our dorm is “Carpe Diem” #‎SeizeTheDay. Also, I have prepared the Google Spreadsheet. Please make sure you update your points in this document on a weekly basis. Thank you.”
  • On 6th May, the Dorm decided on the Council after a vote. The dorm leader, plus the two Prefects in the Dorm – Cristina and Dani, were the permanent members, one spot for the person with the highest points and a rotating spot (in alphabetical order). The first Council had Novellus, Cristy, Dani, Manon and Aaron. The first proposal the Council approved was the addition of the course tab in the spreadsheet for subject-wise tracking, proposed by Dani on 8th May.
  • On the following day (9th May), the Dorm approved the second proposal for the dorm Chatzy by Rhi.
  • Hogwarts is Here upgraded to the new platform on 10th May. So the Dorm no longer had posts, but there now was a blue banner instead, and only the dorm leader could view the member list.
  • Manon became the first L42-er to make the Ravenclaw House Leaderboard and eventually the Hogwarts Leaderboard.
  • On 15th May, Novellus made the first of his many confessions of “deni yu iz mi hero lel” (These words have since been banned in the dorm). The same day he published the book titled “8 Steps to Effective Dorm Management“.
  • On 17th May, the Dorm had their first Frozen sing-along. With a lot of *phasepam* from Novellus. But this didn’t discourage his adorable dorm-mates one bit. On the same day, Novellus earned his first House points, at last. His acceptance speech read: “I thank my Dormies, each one of them, for encouraging me and pushing me to do my assignment, even when I was reluctant to. kresty, deni, rhiennun, unji, ghostie, mennun, nicoel, ema merry, lylie, TDB and all the rest. kresty, deni & mennun inspired me, while rhiennun & unji moved me to tears (and epic facepalms) with their Frozen way of motivation. It was a wonderful feeling to update the Google doc for the first time ever. *sniff* Novellus is no longer on zero points now. It’s a start. I will go on a massive point accumulation rampage now. Thank you again, all you beautiful angels. *bows*”
  • On 18th May, Dani created the Dorm Twitter account (@LeagueOf42). The same day they set their first target of 10,000 points by end of the month.
  • On 23rd May, they decided on their Dorm Logo and the new motto: “amicitium coniungit omnes” – Friendship Conquers All.
  • Some time during the last week of May, Rhi came up with the idea of having a Dorm Diary.
  • On 31st May, Novellus quit HiH and deleted his account for personal/real life reasons, and took a break from the internet and went on a vacation alone. Pretty dramatic. He had not foreseen one thing though – the future of the Dorm. After he quit, the leadership passed on to the next random person in the dorm, which happened to be Amanda Brockman, and he had left the dorm locked, so additional people couldn’t even get in. Cristina and Dani tried their best to reach Amanda to come up with a solution to the crisis, but she wasn’t active anymore. #15,991 was now defunct and L42 was down to 38 members.

The Great Evolution

Amber, Cristy, Dani, Manon, Rhi and everyone was amazing with their support for Novellus. Two weeks later, he rejoined HiH on 14th June 2014 at 8:51pm IST. He created a new dorm and #24,669 The League of 42 was born. He immediately sent owls to the original L42, requesting to move to the new dorm. Only 16 responded, which meant that in his absence, the rest of them had gone inactive too. For the first time, they were 25 people short and a new dorm with a new number. And thus began the great Initiation Program. Since he couldn’t give much time to the dorm any more because of real life issues, they put together a team for the mass recruiting process. Amber, Cristy, Dani and Rhi were part of The Eagles. Manon was also included later on. Rhi prepared an Initiate Questionnaire. The first new batch included Dana Kreidler, Deanna Brooks, Fadi Royale, Isabel Rhodesse, Janessa Adel, Jens Thienpoint, James Bullard, Kelsey Custodio, Lyra Heathers, Malav Dave, Ronn Mina, Willow Sangue, Alyssa Sparkles, Samantha Flourish, Ana Sanchez Moreno, Markham Weasley, Valentina Murnaghan, Zaira Bellamy and Lyndsie Klein-Palmer. And the fresh names brought life back in the dorm!

Some of them went inactive again and a few more had to leave (or be removed) due to drama back at HiH, and a second round of recruiting was needed and this time Abigail Thurmond, Aethionema White, Laura Jean, Lydia Evans, Clara LeRune, Damian Luthraug, Emily Stewart, Erika Esch, Jonny Diaz, Marie Ferguson, Professor Melanie Silvers, Rae Haston ♛ and Taylor Mote were added. The last round of recruiting brought Annoriel Woods, Caitlin Douglas, Koala Green and Veronica Poppins to complete the L42, and the dorm was closed for the second time.

On 26th June, L42 had their first Skype session (Novellus, Amber, Manon and Rhi). On 5th July, Dana created the Dorm DJ Room. They have since broken their 10,000, 25,000, 40,000 and 50,000 point targets in record time and have now decided to go for the 100,000 point barrier. The League of 42 is as of today, the most popular dorm on Hogwarts is Here, and all credit goes to each member of the Dorm, past, present and future, because they make this Dorm awesome.

Over the months, the Dorm has witnessed many students come (Holly Higgins, Bonnie Kamphorst, Stephanie Firefield, Isabel Moonsparks, Sammy Morse, Kelly Balding, Mirana Rochford, Tulika Maniktala, Nova Ella, Adelaide Asman, Sid Harris, Amy Viktoria, Elise Alkemade, Emerald Starshadow, Janika Birchwhite, Clara M. Harrison, Melissa Mikols, Michelle Spookiieej and Angela Potter) and go (Grace Holmes, Tom Figglehorn, Sarah Loomis and Centurion Cone). The current dorm bears hardly any resemblance to the original 42. But it still somehow manages to retain its charm.

And that, is the story of The League of 42. So far.


Quidditch League

The 42 members of the Dorm are divided into 6 Quidditch Teams of 7 members each. The teams are Green Goblets (Captain: Isabel Rhodesse), Dynamic Diamonds (Captain: Onji Thomas), International Irrationals (Captain: Veronica Poppins), Rebellious Ravens (Captain: Dana Kreidler), Sleeping Sorcererz (Captain: Lyra Heathers) and Brilliant Brainiacs (Captain: Rhiannon Fleetwood). The teams compete for the L42 Quidditch Cup (awarded at the end of every month), based on House points earned during the month.

The Green Goblets own the unique distinction of winning the Quidditch Cup thrice (in a row).

Past Winners

EDITION YEAR MONTH WINNER CAPTAIN BEST PLAYER
1 2014 August Green Goblets Isabel Rhodesse Cristina Trail
2 2014 September Green Goblets Isabel Rhodesse Isabel Rhodesse
3 2014 October Green Goblets Isabel Rhodesse Isabel Rhodesse
4 2014 November Sleeping Sorcererz Lyra Heathers Catherine Fayrefox
5 2014 December Rebellious Ravens Dana Kreidler Malav Aematus Maddox

Current List of Members

1 Abigail Hermione Thurmond Green Goblets
2 Adelaide Asman Dynamic Diamonds
3 Amy Viktoria Green Goblets
4 Angela Potter (Prefect: DADA) Green Goblets
5 Anna-Noel Imbriaco Sleeping Sorcererz
6 Annoriel “Oreo” Woods International Irrationals
7 Bonnie Kamphorst International Irrationals
8 Bronze Feather Dynamic Diamonds
9 Catherine Fayrefox (Prefect: HOM/PTNS) Sleeping Sorcererz
10 Catriona Siobhan (Prefect: GS/PTNS) Dynamic Diamonds
11 Cici Black Rebellious Ravens
12 Clara M. Harrison Brilliant Brainiacs
13 Dana Kreidler Rebellious Ravens
14 Elise Alkemade International Irrationals
15 Emerald Starshadow International Irrationals
16 Holly Higgins (Global Director) Brilliant Brainiacs
17 Isabel Moonsparks (Prefect: GS) Brilliant Brainiacs
18 Isabel Rhodesse (Student Liaison, Head Girl: ANCR, Prefect: AS) Green Goblets
19 Janessa Adel Rebellious Ravens
20 Janika Birchwhite Green Goblets
21 Kelly Balding (Head Girl: HOM) Brilliant Brainiacs
22 Kelsey Douglas Dynamic Diamonds
23 Lydia Evans Brilliant Brainiacs
24 Lyra Heathers Sleeping Sorcererz
25 Malav Aematus Maddox (Prefect: ARTH/AS/HERB/MS/LITWEEK) Dynamic Diamonds
26 Manon van Liempt Sleeping Sorcererz
27 Melissa Mikols Rebellious Ravens
28 Michelle Spookiieej Green Goblets
29 Mirana Rochford (Chat Moderator) Sleeping Sorcererz
30 Nicole Leininger (Prefect: HERB) Rebellious Ravens
31 Nova Ella Rebellious Ravens
32 Novellus Batman (Student Liaison, Prefect: DADA) Rebellious Ravens
33 Onji Thomas Dynamic Diamonds
34 Rhiannon Fleetwood (Chat Moderator, Prefect: DADA/HOM) Brilliant Brainiacs
35 Sammy Morse (Head Girl: MA/Prefect: ALCH) International Irrationals
36 Sergius Orion Royale Green Goblets
37 Sid Harris (Chat Moderator, Prefect: CHRM) Sleeping Sorcererz
38 Stephanie Firefield Sleeping Sorcererz
39 Taylor Mote International Irrationals
40 Tonks Meriadoc Dynamic Diamonds
41 Veronica Poppins International Irrationals
42 Willow Sangue Brilliant Brainiacs

Honorary L42ers

Alanna Teixeira
Ama Marie
Annie Lamb
Clara LeRune
Damian Luthraug
Dani Ghostie
Deanna Brooks
Emily Stewart
James Bullard
Jens Thienpont
Kelsey Custodio
Laura Jean
Marie Ferguson
Melanie Silvers (Professor: DADA)
Rae Haston ♕
Ronn Mina (Prefect: MA)
Valentina Murnaghan

External Links

Dorm Website
Dorm Diary
Twitter
Music Room


Also read: The Shenanigans of 42

The Shenanigans of 42 : Chapter 9

Continued from The Shenanigans of 42 : Chapter 8.


24th August – 31st of August

Being back has never felt so refreshing. Prefectdom. Team leadership position.

It was a humid, sticky Tuesday afternoon and I had been sitting in a corner of the library, pouring over 4 different textbooks and taking notes from each for the entire morning. I had finished all of the extra essays for Lit week and was trying –perhaps futilely—to get caught back up on the homework I missed in my absence. I had finally decided to take a break (in truth, I had given up on Ancient Runes and put my head in the book) when I heard a strange noise between a yodel and a shout. Even more strangely, the noise seemed to be gleeful. I looked up, puzzled, to see our resident pool-maker and Kneazle-owner approaching my table at a sprint, with a glint in his eye.

I looked to the right and left of me, warily. I checked the tables behind me. No, it was definitely me he was headed straight for. He stopped just short of the table, and yelled triumphantly “high five”! Luckily, I had enough presence of mind to put up my hand to intercept his, or else it would have likely hit me in the face. Finally, he was closed enough to see my startled and very confused expression. He understood and grabbed me by the hand, hauling me up the flight of stairs to the dorm.

Sitting on common room table was a shiny blue and bronze badge. Sitting around it were too many people to count equipped with noisemakers and enthusiasm… and using both of those things.

I finally understood Malav’s excitement. I was finally officially a Prefect!? I made a similarly unearthly noise to the one he had made upon entering the library… something between a whoop and a gargle.

Nothing could dampen my mood for the rest of the week. I performed my duties as Team Captain with a smile on my face: being supportive, motivational and the go-to person for questions. I got caught up (slightly) on work with the help of some study buddies. I even welcomed in a new teammate!

Unfortunately, the excitement of welcoming people in was dampened by saying goodbye to one of the most important, cheerful figures from the dorm. Yesterday, she sat us down and told us, with obvious effort, that due to circumstances outside of her control, she was moving away. “I don’t know how far”, she said, shaking her head. “And I don’t know for how long. It might be forever.” She added hesitantly. It was a pretty emotional last night with her as we helped her pack and sat around the Common Room reminiscing. But we knew that should she ever find her way back, she would be more than welcome to come home.

Don’t let the Muggles get you down,
Isabel (Isabel Rhodesse)


5th-11th of October

Dear Journal,

It was time; time that I stop returning to empty quarters at the end of the day. I missed coming ‘home’ to chatter, laughter, and friends. I write to my former dorm mates every week, which keeps my owl quite active. While they chose to venture on to foreign schools, I remained. Hogwarts will always be my home, and now my home within a home will be with the League of 42. Although I made this transition willingly, there was a good push from a few of my friends, Rhiannon and Novi!

After my first week, all is well. It will take some time to become familiar with everyone, but I’ve been welcomed so warmly, so I’m sure I will enjoy my stay here. I hope they do not get tired of my papers flown everywhere or sporadic sleeping patterns. With the global expansion just months away, I’ll be running around like a mad woman trying to maintain correspondence between various countries.

Well, I should be off. I have to be in the Philippines within the hour!

Until next time,
Holly (Holly Higgins)


Dear Diary,

Hello you. I haven’t written in you in ages. I am very sorry. I have good news to tell you though! I have been getting stuck into my studies and not too far off completing first year. I cannot believe how far I have come! I have so far completed Astronomy, Charms, and History of Magic. I am very close to completing Herbology and Transfiguration. I am not far behind Transfiguration in Defence Against the Dark Arts, which I now PA for. The one I am still a fair bit behind in, is Potions. I have a feeling I will be finishing Potions last. But, who knows? I thought I would finish History of Magic and Herbology first and I have only just finished HoM!

So as I mentioned, I have become a Prefect for Defence Against the Dark Arts. It’s a great job, but it is hard for me to grade as everyone else gets to the queue before me! At least I am still able to grade one or two each day! There is also the fact that I can’t grade assignments I haven’t done myself. But I am planning to finish DADA either next or after Transfiguration.

I have also become a Chat Moderator (or known as Chat Prefect when I first became one). In my timezone, none of the CM’s were available, so the GH would be chaos. I was asked to be CP so there was a moderator in my timezone, but it was still a struggle as I was the only CM and it was still chaos. Eventually more people became CMs for my timezone and now the GH runs more smoothly.

We welcome a few new students to our dorm this week, Melissa Mikols, Mirana Rochford and Holly Higgins. Malav always welcomes people to the dorm with a ‘welcome dorm dance’ but no one actually knows what it looks like, so I did a little lip-sync mini-dance to a song to be the ‘welcome dance’.

I cannot remember if I wrote about Novi’s birthday present! I secretly got half the dorm involved with a video for Novi. I am so grateful for these amazing dormies! The dormies got to choose a part of the song of ‘The Chick Cheep Song’ and interpret it however they like. Caitlin did her part in Spanish, Manon did hers in Dutch, Dani did hers with her chin being her ‘face’ I think that was the crowd favourite. Novi was over the moon when we skyped him and sent him his video!

I guess I don’t have too much to say, so I shall leave you and get cracking on my Transfiguration assignment, bye for now,

bebbel. (Rhiannon Fleetwood)


26th of October – 1st of November

Hey Little Book!

You wouldn’t believe it, but I am officially a year 2 student! I cannot believe that I finally made it. I always joked that I would be a first year forever student. Other than finally getting to year two, not much has been happening with me and my life. Halloween was yesterday, my dormies were a little confused at my outfit, a shirt, that looks like an iPod, that has ‘Rhiannon -Fleetwood Mac’ on it, because my parents named me after the song. I like to think I was quite creative with my ‘costume’. I have also joined the History of Magic PA team. I am so excited for my year two, I am aiming on reaching year 3 soon as well.

All for now,
Rhi. (Rhiannon Fleetwood)


Day: Sunday
Date: 2nd November 2014
Location: The Great Hall of Hogwarts
Time: 4:12pm AEST

Dear Diary,

It’s my first time writing to you. To be honest, I am quite excited! This week was mostly spent in the Great Hall, enjoying the company of several students I’ve had the fortune to meet and a little bit in the dorm. Guess What? I think I’ve started a minor trend! I call it Pillow Mountain; a mountain completing consisting of soft cushions for students to lounge on. Though, it’s usually just Nikk and I using it, I’ve noticed some other students are using it too! I hope it becomes a popular location in the Great Hall…but if it doesn’t, no biggie. Hopefully, Esme doesn’t find it…

Yesterday and the day before, I participated in the Halloween Hunt that Novi’s hosting! To be honest, I found it slightly difficult in the beginning but got the hang of it after help from my dear friends in the Great Hall. L42 is a wonderful dorm and I love it and everyone in it so much! All of them are amazing people and I’m proud to have them as dormates! I now await for the Golden Snitch question that Novi will release tonight. Hopefully, I won’t miss it and I’ll get the answer!

Today was a relatively productive day. I spent most of my day in the Great Hall (big shocker, right?), dealing with vampires, talking about ships, being serious, flouncing into Pillow Mountain, doing assignments (Whoa, me doing assignments? That’s a first!) and basically doing my duty as a knight. I actually completed 2 and a half lessons of Astronomy, claps for me! Honestly, not only was today enjoyable, but it was tiring as well. I woke up at 7.30 in the morning and then spent more than 5 hours in the Great Hall. Why I didn’t leave? Because I love everyone there and I love talking to new people.

Hmm, I don’t really think there’s anything I need to say, other than, I probably should get out of the Great Hall some time soon.

Lots of love,
Miri (Mirana Rochford)


November 2nd-November 8th

Dear Diary,

Hello! I am new and super excited to be part of the League. I haven’t quite gotten the dorm-speak down yet, but I’m starting to get the hang of things. I’m playing Beater for the Sleeping Sorcererz team, even though I’m kind of small. But I’m tough and very protective, so I won’t let any Bludgers get near my Chasers or Keeper! Aside from getting settled into the dorm, I’ve also recently advanced to 2nd Year and have been hard at work catching up. I’m planning to do the courses this year in the opposite order that I did them 1st Year. I will never again leave Transfiguration for last! I’m looking forward to taking all of the offered electives, too. I’m hoping that my dormmates and I can hold pajama study parties as we all try to finish the last few assignments before the end of the term. I can’t wait to see what 2nd and 3rd Year hold for us all!

Hugs!
Osi (Sid Harris)


The rest of second year flew by in the strange way that things do: with long, very full days that somehow pass in the blink of an eye. It was just yesterday that she had returned from settling her family’s affairs in the States and had been sitting in the library, but in reality that had happened a few months ago.

All that had happened in those months. She shook her head and, yet again, chastised herself for not documenting more. It had been a wonderful year, filled with new faces, old faces and misadventures.

There had been the week where she and Rhi had spent hours booby-trapping… er… fortifying the defenses of the dorm after some low-lives had broken in. Personally, she thought it had gone quite well—apart from the one incident when Bronze had ended up Astrictused to the ceiling for a few hours… and when Fadi had activated the Caterwauling Charm at four in the morning when he was doing his rituals… and when Onji had done something so nefarious as to try to open a window and ended up doused in confetti and Petrified. But truly, apart from that, it was a resounding success.

Then there were her classes. She was so lucky to have Dana as her DADA dueling partner this year. She had really made something that Isabel had worried about (all the physical components: dodging aiming, running that she wasn’t good at) and made it more fun than she had ever imagined. And when the resident DADA Prefect dorm members would jump in, it just made it all the better! Then, when there was an option to have partners in Charms, she was lucky enough to pair up with the Other Isabel in the dorm. She had never learned  or practiced so much in one class period!

Lately, though, the dorm had been trying to motivate all the Ravenclaws to get up and fight for the glory of Ravenclaw! Or, at least, do assignments for it. They had taken to frequenting the Common Room and motivating each other. Isabel was glad, as that was how the dorm had been introduced to Sid and vice versa. For the last month or so, Sid had been haunting the Common Room and Isabel had tried to stop in and visit her dormmate and cheer her fellow Ravenclaws on as much as possible, as did many other people in the dorm.

Actually, hanging out in the Ravenclaw Common Room had produced a good deal of interesting situations. She had been reading late one night, trying desperately to get caught back up in Herbology, when two people had stumbled in, lost in each other’s eyes. Isabel had looked up with a cocked eyebrow and an amused smile when she noticed that one of them was no other than Nicole… and some new boy with pink hair. She half-watched, amusedly for a few minutes while he showed Nicole a Muggle soda machine and how it worked, accompanied with blushes, compliments and sweet conversation, until she, accidentally dropped the thickest book she had on the floor and coughed. Nicole’s face when she whipped around was horrified (even after Isabel had promised she wouldn’t tell “Dorm Mummy” about it). She left shortly after to give the two some privacy, as she had obviously embarrassed the flying Hippogriffs out of the two.

Isabel looked over the last entry she had made in the diary way too many days ago and chuckled. The subject she had been working on then, well actually, been taking a break from then, was the class for which she had just been appointed Head Girl. When she had heard Professor Stevens’s owl tapping on her window late one night, she had been completely bowled over and had woken the neighboring 2 honeycombs of rooms as well as her own roommates with her strange, yet unmistakably excited yell-singing. Everyone had been so sweet in congratulating her—Holly, one of the girls in the rooms she had woken up with her squealing, had announced it to everyone and then Novi had put up a pun-laden banner up in the Dorm Room to show everyone.

Honestly, now that she thought about it, Isabel wasn’t sure why the rest of the dorm kept her around. Despite her good intentions, she still seemed to cause no end of facepalms, late nights and awkward situations. She was glad they saw past it all and appreciated what little she did do right, though. Hogwarts wouldn’t be the same without them.

Don’t let the Muggles get you down,
Isabel (Isabel Rhodesse)


Dear Diary,

I want to make a new entry.

Sorry, I’ve been really into muggle music lately, that line came from a song called ‘Girls on TV’ by a muggle boyband, The Vamps. I heard it on the radio and liked it so I added it to my playlist.

I am loving life and can’t wait to get into all my lessons, let’s hope I can get to year 3 quickly, quicker than getting to year 2 at least!

Unfortunately my cat gave me a really bad allergic reaction so my dormies made sure I was ok. She doesn’t usually give me bad reactions, but I must of swallowed a hair and/or it got in my eyes because my throat hurt and my left eye closed up because it got that bad. At least I’m better now.

I should really get back to my studdies, I’m currently in the common room with Sid and we are tackling assignments!

byeeeeeeee
bebbel. (Rhiannon Fleetwood)


Dear diary,

After having taken a break from most of my classes for a couple of weeks, I finally decided to get back to work now. After all, I’m a proud Ravenclaw and eager to learn! While most of my friends decided to enjoy the sun outside, I stayed in and did my homework. Although I’m still far from catching up, I’m slowly getting there. Maybe I can even start the next school year when everybody else does – that would be fantastic! I’ll keep you posted about that. So far I have finished three of my courses and working on getting number four and five done within the next few days. If I keep my eyes on the prize, and not let myself get distracted too much, I should be able to do it. And now back to work.

Love,
Chrissi (Chrissi Voss)


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The Shenanigans of 42 : Chapter 8

Continued from The Shenanigans of 42 : Chapter 7.


10th – 16th of August

Dear Diary,

This is my first entry into the dorm diary but probably not the last. I am new to the world of the 42 but have been welcomed with open arms and I wanted to thank everyone for that. I am a bit shy and have trouble making friends sometimes, but I feel like I fit in here. We all share a love for our school and the magical world and you all have a crazy fun sense of humor that I can really relate to. I have already met so many cool people including my new big sister Unji who is te awesome, Novi Badman (uh batman thank you for inviting me to 42) and Rhi who is always posting fun things; to name only a few of the 41 other people in the dorm that are awesome. You all post the greatest things and I hope to get to know the rest of you better too. I have had a lot of great laughs, had some delicious apel drenk, learned some new speak and danced up a storm.

Love
Clara aka CBear (Clara LeRune)


Dear Nala,

I know it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me, and I’m very sorry. I had an emergency with my family and things have been a bit hectic. It’s still a little hard for me to deal with. My grandmother passed away, and it has hit my family hard. I am trying to not think about it very much, because everytime I do it brings me back to the day.

On a happier note, I have started dating someone. He’s also in our dorm, and the way everyone found out was super embarrassing. He had left me a note, but he left it on the wrong bed! I don’t know how, but he got my bed mixed up with Rhi’s. Of course she opened it, there wasn’t a name on it. She thought it was for her from Deve. After that, everyone knew, but that’s ok, we weren’t really keeping it a secret or anything.

I’m also really behind on my assignments. I was traveling for about three weeks and fell really behind. I’m working on getting caught up again soon, hopefully I’ll be completely caught up soon. Well my dear Nala, I’m going to keep it short and sweet this time. I’m hoping to have more to share next time.

Love,
Onji (Onji Thomas)


Dear Diary,

This week has been pretty much a homework week. I’ve been catching up on assignments. I’m almost finished DADA. Soon I will only have 3 classes to finish, how exciting.

We are working hard on the Quidditch league, and I hope my team does well. I also broke the 800 points mark this week, which I’m pleased about. My head has been a bit in the clouds lately though … erm, hopefully that passes quickly!

Anyway, I must get back to my Charms journal. If you are reading this then smile, and remember today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Love,
Luara (Laura) (Laura Jean)


17th to 23rd of August

Dear Journal,

I know I never start out this way but when I write an apology letter, I feel that it’s appropriate. I have not been going to classes for the last 2 weeks and when I return will likely smother underneath the homework mountain. There has been a family situation going on recently that I will detail in the next few days if possible.  I am so thankful for my Leaguys and Leaguettes. They are so encouraging and supportive in times like these; I seem to get an owl every few hours even though I’m not hanging around the dorm for the time being. I will tell you what I tell them: I can’t wait to be back and take my mind off of things. You guys are the best.

Don’t let the Muggles—or the struggles—keep you down,

Isabel Rhodesse


Wake us up, when September ends.


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