Thursday, September 29, 2011

They're Out of This World!

Please pardon the cheesy title, Slytherins, but today we have the winners of the Hotties from Outer Space poll! That's right, we have a group win: by a landslide, it's the crew of Serenity from the Firefly series! (though I hear the Alien Emperor from Mars Attacks put in a good showing, too) Just sit back and love the space hotness.

Captain Malcolm Reynolds








Shepherd Book

For the start of October, it's Hilarious Hotties Week!
Go nominate those hotties that can always get a good laugh out of you in the Bring Forth the Hotties thread in the Snake Pit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Detention: Week Four. Doom Lace.

As September draws to a close, it's time to turn our attention to lace - but not just any lace. No, what we're after this week is doom lace. Or doomed lace, if you'd rather. Following are the Detention projects whose tangled decreases and tricky yarnovers earned them the <del>dreaded</del> coveted Sybil Trelawney Grim Award.

We begin with knitreaver's Frozen Leaves, a cool and elegant design that saved Ms. Reaver from the uncooperative clutches of a certain shawl named Percy.

Next up, QallieQ's Age of Brass and Steam, which a helpful house elf unraveled for her halfway through.

And speaking of house elves, CraftyGryphon, deserves a badge for this beautiful tribute to Dobby, who was A Free Elf.

Dobby's not the only hero in this thread. Terik nobly sacrificed her Ophidian to teach us all a lesson about lifelines. (Well, most of us. I'm not naming names.)

Next, demonstrating that sometimes the source of Doom is on the needles, Momofpeg's mini Atreides, a modification made necessary by recalcitrant yarn. 

And to remind us that sometimes Doom is on the page, not in the hook, deadalchemist brings us nearly 1,000 yards of crocheted lace, soaked with her blood and tears.

RockyMoreno, a Slytherin on Sabbatical, defeated the forces of sewing and inertia to finish A Little Karma just in time to enjoy the last warm days of the year.

And finally, Bastet0330 proves that Gryffindor has no monopoly on bravery (or stubbornness), with an Alcyone in a yarn she hated, from a pattern she never made friends with.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Get Your Groove On!

Task #1 is finished and you snakes did a fantastic job! You should all be very proud of yourselves. The unofficial score (if my count is right) is:
Hufflepuff with 80
Slytherin with 70
Ravenclaw with 58
Gryffindor with 55
Great job everyone! For Task #2 we will have to find better ways to distract those badgers! :) Keep an eye out for my Task #1 commentary on the main quidditch thread and in the Snake Pit. It still in progress but should be posted soon.

Now it is time to put on your dancing shoes because the Yule Ball Event #1 started on Sept 23rd! It seems that are own MiaParanoia kicked off the ball with her dance partner to show the cup that Slytherins know how to party. She made a BEAUTIFUL Calorimetry!

After that the dancers were quick to show up to the ball with their dance partners. Here is how we stand amongst the dancers in the cup so far:
Hufflepuff has 29 dancers
Slytherin has 27
Gryffindor has 18
Ravenclaw has 14
If you have not completed your project yet DO NOT FRET! There is still time! You have until Thursday Sept. 29th to complete them. Do not forget to tag your post and project with YBSlyF11

Upcoming Events:
Thurs Sept 29th: Yule Ball Event #1 ends!
Sat Oct 1st: Tri-Wizard Tournament Task #2 begins! Keep an eye out on the main quidditch thread for further information. What we do know is that to be eligible to participate in this task you need to have completed Task #1. If you want to continue on to Task #3 you need to have complete both Task #1 and #2! Also the minimal yardage for this task is 200 yards. Are tags for this event are: SEarth2QF11, SAir2QF11, SFire2QF11, SWater2QF11

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Mix

Attention, please, shipmates! Massages are being held on the main deck at 2pm, yoga is at 4pm and drinks tonight are starting at 5. Please, wear your most comfortable clothes and neglect all housework. It's time to take a deep breath.

If you're like me, you've been making new lists this week. I will finish this on Tuesday, whip up this on Wednesday, and then I'll have all of Thursday and Friday to finish the last three things. If you can't stop looking at the calendar, I encourage you to pass one of your projects over to a hottie, for safekeeping until Detention Day, Saturday, October 1st. Noone is supposed to have a nervous breakdown on a Cruise. It's just not Slytherin.


The unofficial tallies have been regular and riveting. We started off brilliantly, and got slowly overtaken by those aggressive badgers. But this is not the end of Quidditch, of course, and the Cup goes to the house with the most points in the end. All of the people who completed Task 1 are eligible to continue on, so please do so if you can (without hurting yourself). Remember, sometimes classes can be more valuable, so have a think about where to spend your energy. 

Task 1
Hufflepuff 80
Slytherin 69
Ravenclaw 58
Gryffindor 55
SoS 4

The rest of you, put on your dancing shoes. 25 yards per dance is not much, but 60 total points each IS.

My favorite class turn in of the week

Beautiful yarnwork abounds, and I urge you to browse through the gallery if you'd like to do some queue-shopping. But my favorite? I decided to go with whim and choose this one by Jesseknits

I can't get over the eyes! LOL! :)

This week aboard the HMS Severus Snape

...Alrischa finally begins to fall behind. Yep. Stupid Real Life. But I did like this cheeky post by 3secondfish!

And speaking of which... has anyone peeked into the Astronomy Classroom lately? I think there's something wrong with Professor Sinistra... there's Toilet Paper everywhere!

Nice work, funny Snakeys. 

Alrischa runs off to post hers...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Evil's Cheat Sheet to Total Domination, Week 3

I'd like to start by reminding all of you that this is still just a game and it's supposed to be fun. Certainly don't abandon your home life for a solitary life of all crafting all the time (although it is tempting). I am very competitive and was frustrated when I thought we were ahead and doing great and then the next thing you know we lost. So since I thought some of you might be a touch competitive too, I started keeping my cheat sheet so we can estimate where we really are in the Cup standings. Don't stress about it people - stop and have a drink and a hottie. Because it just doesn't matter if we win or if we lose...because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they've got all the money! No, wait, that's not right. It doesn't matter if we win or lose because we still get an awesome end of term party and we get to hang out with all the other great people in the other houses. That said, BACK TO WORK!

This week the HMS Severus Snape was pirated (and we liked it). The rum flowed, the hotties yarrrred and arrrred, and some ferrets walked the plank. Best of all was that we really got the hang of life on the ship because Snakes posted the most homework this week!!!!!!!!!!! and it was by a lot. Yes, I know you're thinking it - we've almost caught up to the Griffindors. Nice work everyone.

Potions class was crammed with Slytherins this week and everyone's still having a tough time with Divination. A special shout out to all the snakes who posted in Astronomy this week; it's great that you're showing Uranus, uh Astronomy class, love. The rest of the school favored Charms this week, but only by a small margin.

Unexcusable Homework excuse of the week: My homework is tangled in the banana hammock in the Galley.

Slyther on you fabulous Snakes. This is the last week to post homework so suck it up and download those pictures. Also, if you just can't get it done in time I'd like to remind you to turn in what you have for partial credit. (You get the rest of the credit later in detention when you finish.) Every point counts.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Heroine Hottie of the Week

The votes are in and after a close race and maybe a little bit of hair-pulling, the favorite Costume Drama Heroine is . . .

 . . . Alex Kingston as Moll Flanders!

Along with playing a doctor and playing with The Doctor, Alex Kingston has shown her acting range with a fantastic period costume role, rocking a corset like nobody's business. And don't you just love her hair?! Even at its biggest and curliest, mine never looks that good.

This next week's theme, inspired by the ever-inspiring rockinsticks, is Hotties from Outer Space! Go nominate your favorite aliens and space travellers in the Bring Forth the Hotties thread in the Snake Pit.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Detention: Week 3. Autumn Is Upon Us

The Whomping Willow's leaves are tinged with gold, and this morning, the fog was so thick on the lake I could just barely see the giant squid's tentacles waving through the mist.

Our Snakes are ready for the changing seasons, though, with a selection of lovely cardigans and pullovers that will keep them warm even in the notoriously drafty Detention Hall.

LambChop00's Tappan Zee is perfect for these early days of autumn, when the morning chill gives yields to late-summer warmth in the afternoon, and the color will serve as a reminder of spring when the winter winds begin to blow.

As the weather gets colder, Alexaferg18's February Lady Sweater will be perfect for layering, at the Triwizard Events or at a Muggle Football Game. (Ms. Alexa is a fan of the... Ponies, was it? No, no. Colts. I'm sure she said it was the Colts.)

And finally, ickle firstie MiaParanoia's Hooray Cardigan should keep her toasty warm all through the winter, especially with her modifications to the pattern - long sleeves, to keep her wrists supple for wand work, and a wide button band, to keep the wind out.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Task #1 is Underway!

The Tri-Wizard Tournament began yesterday with the start of the first task!

So far it is a close race! As of 9am Founders Time, we have taken an early lead with 6 turn-ins. Ravenclaw is close on our tails with 5. Hufflepuff and Gryffindors both tied with 1 turn in each.

We have until Sat. Sept. 24th to complete Task #1. It is still anyones game so keep crafting! If you still need the element prompts please see the main thread here for more information. Also please do not forget to tag your post and project page. The Slytherin tags for task 1 are: SEarth1QF11, SAir1QF11, SFire1QF11, SWater1QF11. Keep in mind if you want to participate in Task #2 you HAVE to complete Task #1.

Want to say congratulations to fellow snake, Alrischa for being the first cupper to score in Task #1! She spinned up a Flame Freezing Charm using Cotton Balls!

Upcoming Events:
Sept 23rd: Yule Ball Event#1 begins! For those who are participating you should have your partners by now. If you still need a partner please put in your personal ad into the main quidditch thread. For more info on the event please visit here.

Sept 24th: The Task #1 ends.

Keep up the great work and remember to have FUN!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Monday Mix

 How's the sea-sickness settling, Snakeys? Are the hotties keeping you comfortable? Remember, if anyone out there is starting to feel queasy, and looking at the calendar more than 3 times a day, just call for one of the Honeys to bring you a relaxing drink, and lie down on the sunbed for a while. Work Stress does not belong on a cruise ship! :)

This week on the HMS Severus Snape:

It's Noooop
All things Austen
Hexapuff fatigue
Broom broom vroom
A new use for kitchen scales: Weighing food.


Look up, because high over deck there's a big game going on. It's the 10th "annual" Quidditch Cup - with a difference. Choose your element, pick out some robes and grab your broomsticks people, because the Tournament has begun... and we are already ahead! Come on up!

Some Robes for Elements - scroll down
Robes including our cute Mascot Doom Goat
Some Robes in Green and Silver 
Robes with the Triwizard Cup
Even some Yule Ball robes (see if you can look at this one for 10 seconds without getting ideas)

I suddenly have an image of Severus tied to the front of the ship as a masthead holding the housecup in one hand than the triwizard cup in the other. WE MUST MAKE THIS HAPPEN! - Jonboy1987

BROOM report

Almost 60 Basic Request for Official Order Missions have been submitted by Slytherin, so far, with several days left for applications. If you'd like 100 points and you have a project in mind that will take you about 2 months,  submit it here  ...soon

It looks like all four houses have submitted a similar number of order missions. While this is fantastic for the Order of the Phoenix, it seems the points winner will be the house with the most completed missions. 

My fave project of the week
It's not a very democratic way to choose the project of the week, but basically, I stopped looking as soon as I saw this one. Awesome work, Oriocookie!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Evil's Cheat Sheet of Total Domination Week 2

Oh where, oh where have my lovely snakes gone? Oh where, oh where can they beeeeeeeee? Cause the Lion's are roaring and the Puffs have- Merlin's Beard the classrooms were crammed with Hufflepuffs this week! 83 homeworks turned in - great job to all those hard working Puffs. The Griffs are still on fire posting 77 and then my little Snakes comes us at 70, sadly 21 less than last week. Claws are still jinxed it seems. Don't be fooled, they're working on big stuff and will post like Banshees when they escape.

What can I do to encourage you? Stop singing? Promise an amazingly wild bonfire party if we win? I know you've all been working hard on really big stuff, but I'm starting to get nervous here.

Potions was standing room only this week - a favorite with the Snakes as well as the rest of the school. So few students wandered into Astronomy this week and one was only a firstie who was lost and needed directions to Herbology. Come on star gazers turn in your homework.

Unforgivable homework excuse of the week: My homework got tangled up in a banana hammock.

Overall we need 34 homework assignments to catch up to the Griffs and the Puffs are hot on our tails. Cast off you amazing and ambitious Slytherins! You can do it!

Also, a brief warning that there is a bug going around that makes students unable to complete any homework, especially when they have 5 or 6 projects already on the needles. Take steps to steer clear of this bug: warm tea, chocolate, and encouragement from good friends are the best known remedies.

You are all amazing and I know you can do it. Show me your stuff! (no, not that stuff, oh dear that may be over the PG-13 line, I'd need more than a few friends for that anyway...)

EOL signing off, but being ever vigilant in our Quest to Keep the Cup.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's a Threesome . . .

. . . of Hotties! Yes, folks, that's right, there was a three-way tie for the Black-and-White Movie Hottie this week, so we're going to enjoy all of them in their classic hotness. In no particular order:

Marlon Brando

Cary Grant

James Stewart

The hottie thread is open for nominations for this next week's theme. Since it tends to get a little testosterone-heavy, I thought this week we'd honor the ladies. With all the talk of Austen and Regency dancing, I'm sure you can think of some lovely, headstrong heroine in a film or television version of a novel by Jane Austen novel or one of the Brontes. It's Costume Drama Heroine week in the Bring Forth the Hotties thread!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Detention: Week 2. The Hurricane Edition

This week, we (and by we, I mean me) spotlight two projects, both in stormy shades of blue and green, completed as Hurricane Irene swept along the East Coast of the United States like Severus Snape dragging well-deserving students to Detention, his robes billowing like dark clouds, his deep voice echoing like thunder...

Sorry, I'll just give you all a moment to regain your focus.


TrishBadish's Eternity Scarf was truly born of the storm. Ms. Badish bought the yarn the day before Irene was due to arrive, and was so smitten by it that she couldn't wait until the first day of classes to cast on. Of course the Ministry sensed her use of knitting magic outside of school, but there was nothing they could do except send her to Detention.

Lunathecat cast on for a mystery knit-along in early spring, with a gorgeous laceweight yarn she'd been saving, and 1,500 glass beads. However, as the project reached the halfway point, and the instructions demanded that she repeat the previous steps in reverse, Ms. Luna succumbed to project fatigue, as happens to all of us from time to time.

With Hurricane Irene approaching, though, Ms. Luna rediscovered her spring fling, and completed the intricate lace scarf called Ennoble.

Hurricane Irene and her little brother Lee caused millions of dollars of damage, and took more than 40 people's lives. That such beauty came from the storm as well only makes these two treasures more precious.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Get Ready to Quidditch! or umm...

Ok so it is not really Quidditch this term, but something even more awesome. This term the Slytherin House will be participating in the Tri-Wizard Tournament and the Yule Ball!

Yesterday our lovely Captain announced the Fall 2011 Slytherin team:
Captain - Snowqueen73
Keeper - bcts1022
Beaters - MINDYSUE, alrischa, LittlePenguin, and JonBoy1987
Seeker - LambChop00

Upcoming Events:

  • Currently- Picking Your Partner for the Yule Ball. If you do not have a partner for the ball and want to participate make sure you place your personal ad in the main quidditch thread here. Once you find a partner or if you already have a partner make sure you announce who your partner is and what house they are from in the main thread.

  • Sunday, Sept 18th- Task 1 is to begin! All that we really know about this event is students will be asked to pick an element path. Still thread stalking waiting for more details about the elements. According to the main Quidditch Thread, there will be no specific "type" of craft (ie. socks, shawls, ect.) but the project must meet the minimum of 150 yards. You will have until Sat., Sept 24th to complete the task. Also please note that in order to participate in Task 2 you MUST complete Task 1.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monday Mix

Ahoy, Snakeys! This week on the HMS Severus Snape...

  • We learned how to bake yarn until it's just the right color, and how to bake food the wrong color
  • PreSlytherins have been showing us their relatively awesome courage :)
  • The FB Status game to "promote cancer awareness" has been properly ridiculed
  • Owls carrying Love and Hugs have been flying off the ship every day to deliver goodies to our sick friends
  • Firsties have been showing off their enthusiastic awesomeness
  • GirlyWithATwist got in touch :) with her favorite hottie
  • The headmistress showed us an awesome pair of CookieMonster pants. (We can only assume that these are her pants and her legs...)

Speaking of Firstie Awesomeness...

 an Honorable Mention here to an elite group of first years. So far Trishbadish, LondonAfterDark, Jackiez32, Jackiechica, Hazelly and Ciri have all signed up for The Order of the Serpent First Class. Each has on OWL going, and together they have completed four detentions and twelve classes! Your insanity is an inspiration to us all!

Random beautiful classwork

SoftNShiny's Care of Magical Creatures homework Beautiful spinning that made my eyes glow Slytherin-green.

TrishBadish's Potions homework Simple and elegant and pretty. Her niece will love it!

Sandralice's Potions homework. Gorgeous cables and lace. If she can whip up this in 2 days, imagine what she could do with three! :)

Sports Report

Obviously Quidditch season has not quite started yet. There are Six Whole Days to wait... so ... Sign onto the Quidditch Thread to pick up a dance date, and flick through some 150+ yard patterns for the first task. 

Useful advice of the week

Wool dries out your skin, so treat your hands like you treat your hotties - stretch them out and rub them with lotion often. -LondonAftrDark

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Evil's Cheat Sheet of Total Domination Week 1

Snakes are doing well, but holy mother of alpaca, the Griffs want their Harry back! They've posted 27 more homeworks than we have, so let's step up our game. Also, someone must have jinxed the tower doors because the Claws have been having a really hard time getting to class - they've posted half of what the Lions have.

Favorite class of the week for everyone was Charms. Not a lot of seats were filled in both Care of Magical Creature and Divination. So find a little clarity in your life or take a picture of your desirables and show a little love to these professors.

Also, Potions is a no brainer this month. Stash deflation gang - get moving on that Fall cleanup.

Unacceptable homework excuse of the week: Gigglesnort. I'm still researching Uranus.

The gossip in the pit is that Girly has been tweeting with RCD. It's apparently faster than Owls (and we know how RCD likes to be fast) and Jeff doesn't have to roll down his window or even take his helmet off to get them.

In short - WE'RE LOSING. Everyone to the Lido deck for emergency plotting and crafting.

I'd like to take a moment of silence to remember the bravery and loss of the events of 9/11. Ten years ago I slept in and my train was stopped going into New York city. Now everyone else hates my birthday as much as I do. Drinks are on me Snakes. Tell the people you love that you love them right now. You may not get the chance tomorrow.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


And the Brainy Hottie of the Week is ...


It was once again a close race, but Alrischa's nomination was a strong endorsement of Mr. Jackman's brainy qualities, displaying his analytical skills as well as his sensitive, poetic side. A whole brain to go with that whole bespectacled package of hotness. I would imagine that his pants are very smart too.

For this coming week's Hottie of the Week Contest, let's nominate some Classic Movie hotties. That's right, get out those black-and-white stills from pre-1970s movies and check out the hotness of the good ol' days. Post your pics with names in the Bring Forth the Hotties thread in the Snake Pit and voting will start Sunday night.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Detention: Week 1

School's just started, and House Cuppers are already turning up in Detention. This first week, most of them have been Gryffindors, with nearly five times as many turn-ins as the next-closest House, Ravenclaw, and more than six times as many turn-ins as the House least likely to be spotted in Detention, at least this early in the term - hard-working Hufflepuff.

The Noble House of Slytherin hasn't been absent from the Detention classroom, though, bringing a wide variety of high-quality, and (shall we say) long term, projects into the miniature Room of Requirement our Detention moderators have created for us this term.
Over the following weeks, I will be focusing on Detention projects by type - shawls one week, mitts the next - but this week, I want to spotlight the work of two of our new students, and one whose Detention assignment truly exemplifies Slytherin cunning and ambition.

First up, Oriocookie's spectacular Dueling Pianos. Ms. Cookie came to us from Gryffindor, and these self-designed, ribbon-laced socks are just one of the reasons we're so pleased to have her.

Next on the list, Ickle Firstie londonaftrdark made her Detention debut with this gorgeous Swiss Cheese Scarf.

(Ms. Dark, by the by, has already been heard to say, “Never underestimate Slytherin ambition. We have a House Cup to keep.” She's going to fit in just fine.)

And for our final project this week, Alrischa's August Socks, which she began as part of the Firsties' Sock-a-Long and made sure she didn't finish until September, thus earning 10 delicious points for her House. Very cunning, indeed.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Monday mix

"I love starting new things." - Antonio Banderas, Slytherin Hottie.

In this first week of term, one thing has become crystal clear. I need to learn to knit without looking if I want to keep up with the Common Room thread. Have you been staying in your cabin, plotting and casting on, while listening to the ruckus outside on the Lido Deck? Well, here's a little Slowmo Whoosh...

This week, on the HMS Severus Snape:

We found our cabins and unpacked our Hotties.
Absinthe (and many, many other delicious things) were served up by the Honeys.
A toilet roll KAL/CAL was born.
Seashelly terrorized the slackers with typical Slytherin Style.
Students were Enabled all over the ship.
Various charms were attempted on dodgy computers.
Curses were laid on Migraines and Government Beaurocrisies.

and finally

Awesome Post of the week


"There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do." - Alan Rickman, Slytherin Hottie.
(And for those who ignore their inner voice, there is WhipMistress Seashelly.).

Honorable Mention for Slytherin Spirit

to CraftyGryphon, who appears to have cast on All The Things until she ran out of needles!

"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom." - Alan Rickman, Slytherin Hottie

Exam Awesomesauce

A recent count-up showed that Gryffindor has approval for 43 OWLs, Hufflepuff has 33, Ravenclaw has 40 and Slytherin has 51. That's almost 8000 points right there.

We also have 7 approved NEWTs, which is more than any other house so far!

"There's a drive in me that won't allow me to do certain things that are easy." Johnny Depp, Slytherin Hottie.

The Firstie of the Week award

...goes to Complainr. In spite of the fact that she was clearly wandering around the cruise ship all week (35 posts) she has already turned in two class assignments, started an OWL, and is plotting a Mission. And she really should get House Points for her "sneakier than you" ravatar, but instead:

Have a little sugar fix, snakeys, and then back to work! We have a shiny Cup to defend!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Not EvilOverLady

Editor's Note:  The following post was submitted telepathically to me by EvilOverLady who is away researching the muggle version of Lumos and Nox.

EvilOverlady314 here reporting on the first day of classes. According to my Cheat Sheet of Total Domination - all the Slytherins must be seasick. Not one Snake turned in homework the first day of class!
Four Ravenclaws, two Puffs and two Griffs all managed to turn in homework on day one AND the Lions have taken over Detention. I stopped counting projects after 50 - DAY ONE ONLY.
Seasick remedies are now being given out at all bar locations. Turn in your homework snakes or our HOH may permanently dock us and take away our umbrella drinks.
Unacceptable homework excuse of the week: the cabin boy was delivering my homework and was washed overboard.
Slytherin rules, even at sea. Let’s get this boat a rockin’ and make the fiber fly.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome aboard!!!

My fellow Snakes, welcome aboard the HMS Severus Snape!!! For this term it will be our home away from the dungeons. I would like to thank both The Master and The Tenth Doctor for all of their hard work in applying Time Lord technology to the ship so she will be ready for us this term. Last term we had an absolutely fantastic time and as an added bonus we were able to win the House Cup. Our main goal for this term will be to retain the House Cup so I hope everyone is ready to do their part for the Noble House of Slytherin.

Every Snake needs to keep in mind that it is highly important to complete one class each month to mantain an active status here at the House Cup. Detention, OWLs, NEWTs, OoTP, and Quidditch do NOT count for the one class a month requirement. Failure to complete the one class minimum may result in not being sorted the following term.

Keep in mind that I am not a mind reader and I do have a very busy schedule with two small boys and real life college courses. I may not be able to return PMs but I do read each and every single one. So if it has been a day or two since you sent me a PM then I may have gotten distracted by one of my boys before I got a chance to respond. Plus you could also let your Big Snake, one of the Prefects, the Head Girl, or the School Nurse know what is going on. Please keep in mind that exemptions are at the discretion of the Head of House and are not automatically given.

I know the House Cup can be quite overwhelming at times and there is so much that is offered. You do not have to do everything. All I ask of every Snake is that you complete one class a month. And it doesn’t even have to be a large project. Small projects count too. Every single project counts. Every sinle point counts. Every single Snake is important. Do not hurt yourself trying to do more than you are cabable of completing in a month.

Here in the Snake Pit “disagree” = “awesome”. Enough said.

Everyone is welcome to post pictures of their favorite hotties. Don’t forget to post the name so that curious Snakes are able to look up more pictures. Plus not everyone may know who the hottie is and would greatly apprectiate a name. Keep in mind that full frontal nude shots are a no-no. Please keep your hotties appropriately covered. Also be sure that the hotties are above the age of legal consent. The age of legal consent is 18 years old. And for the first time we have a place for Slytherin cuties over in the Babykins Gallery of Cuteness.

And finally, let’s all keep in mind that this is just a game. We do know that real life comes first. Try not to stress out too much. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Have fun. Enjoy your time here this term!

Slyther on Slytherin!!!

Snakes on a . . . Ship!

Hey Snakes! The HMS Severus Snape has set sail and the Fall Term commences!

The hotties seem a bit disoriented, what with being packed into boxes and moved around so much, so let's help them settle in with a good old-fashioned Slytherin Hottie Contest.

To celebrate the first week of the House Cup classes, the theme for this competition will be Brainy Hotties!

Post pictures (with names, of course) of your favorite brainy, intellectual hotties in the Bring Forth the Hotties thread in the Snake Pit (hotties wearing sexy glasses, reading books, or using lab equipment will be a plus!). The nominees will be compiled into a poll on Monday night, and voting will begin then. The smarty-pants winner will be announced next Thursday on this blog.