Sunday, January 29, 2012

Evil’s Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, Jan 21-27th

Great job my lovely Slytherins! The classes have been quite full this week. We came in second again in homework assignments turned in – smoked by the Griffs this week.

Overall it is a VERY close score for the month. We’re in second place-barely. The Griffs are 40 posts ahead of us, so turn in everything you can think of to get us points in the next few days!!! Remember to turn in partials if you just can’t get it done. We’re not out of this yet.

I myself have mastered the breakable oath, which basically means glove number two is currently missing. Let us craft as if our common room was on fire. No, really, that wasn’t me and you can’t prove it. Pull out those time turners and remember: pictures or it didn’t happen.

Charms class was the most favorite class for the entire school this week and the Silver and Green dominated that room. Potions was still very popular as well.

Unacceptable homework excuse of the week: So I was in New York and…wait is that ALAN RICKMANN? OK, that one is only acceptable for Kims and SnapeLovinKnitter

This is it Snakes! Turn in now – basically two days left.
Go Slytherin go!!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Flashback Friday!

It's Friday! It's Friday! Hooray, It's Friday! 

For many in the Snake Pit, Friday is the start to the weekend. Its the lead in to a few days of rest, relaxation and crafting.  Fridays are simply fantastic and this week, I'd like to do a quick Flashback of this week with a few notes from my Diminuendo Reports.

This biggest news story this week at the Doom Goat Inn was the Alan Rickman activities!

If you haven't been keeping up in the Doom Goat Inn Common Room - then you may not have heard about the festivities. While I could copy and paste the stories here... I think I am just going to share some links.
In short - kims, NNS & Snapelovinknitter had an epic journey in NYC. 
Check out the story (with lotsa pictures) from    kims post hereSnapeLovinKnitter's post here

 Please note that in the Snake Pit, AR often stands for Alan Rickman
 and also but not as oftenAncient Ruins. 

This is Alan Rickman - the photo is thanks to Kims! 

You may also recognize him as the Potions Master with the mostest - Professor Severus Snape. 

Also making headlines in the Common Room - 

 softnshiny has seemingly been hit by a SQUEE spell. 
I suspect the Puffs (or the Gryffs, or maybe even the Claws.)

Additionally - BrittneyK's keeper has found the origin of Doom Goat and shared with us- 
Planet Doom Goat. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Snow day for hotties!

Watching over this week's hottie contest was rough:  so many snowball fights and cups of hot cocoa by the fire afterwards ... it can be such a difficult job. [sigh] But finally, a snowball champion and hottie contest winner was declared.

For our hotties in the snow theme this week, the winner is Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn!

Since we've got wintry hotties, let's give a shout out to our Slytherins in the southern hemisphere! This week, nominate your warm, sunny hotties and post pictures of your favorite hotties at the beach (appropriately clothed, of course).

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Mix

In the interests of Trying Not To Lecture Fellow Snakes When I Have Been Slacking Off Badly On Pinterest Other Things, I present some of the good stuff from the week, for your entertainment :) and bid you all a wonderful day!

JoseyBug's armadillo

RockyMoreno (see next picture for the twisted-up version)

See? Balloon Monkey :)

Lambchop's first attempt at corespinning

Lamusicienne's monsterlette

Vox8 with one of her own design (I think I need this one now)

Cuddliest dragon I've ever seen by Mermaidboo

ShadyGrove's goes fishing

It's 10pm here in the south of Australia, and I'm going to try and finish... something! Night all!

::wanders off in short pajamas to tuck in her hottie::

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Evil’s Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, Jan 14-20

Oh Woe, Sadness and Despair my loyal Snakes. We are last again in homework posts this week. Last term at this time we had posted 30 more homework assignments than this term and, I feel it is my duty to remind you, NEXT MONTH IS A SHORT ONE. We’ll be cramming for our OWL midterms and sometimes homework drops off, so we’ve got to make it count this month!

A week and a half left of January – don’t let it slip by, post now, post often and boost points with fun stories. Tell a nice yarn…

Care of Magical Creatures had the most green and silver robes this week, but the rest of the school favored Arithmancy.

Unacceptable homework excuse for the week: I’ve been too busy chatting in the Doom Goat Inn lounge to actually DO anything else.

Come on Snakes, floor me with an overwhelming amount of homework this coming week. ‘Cause I could really use a lay down after ripping out the unrippable OWL yarn (hint: it required scissors).

Don’t make me call the flying monkeys. Go Slytherin!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Battle of the Band Hotties

After a crazy week of dancing the night away, one musician hottie was crowned the favorite:
Ewan McGregor as Curt Wild!

The somewhat-fictional glam rocker from the movie Velvet Goldmine was happy to pose for some publicity shots:

For this next week's hottie contest, celebrate the better parts of the winter season by nominating your favorite Hotties in the Snow. Photos must contain snow and/or ice, along with the hottie(s) you would like to cuddle up with to battle the cold. Post them in the Bring Forth the Hotties Thread in the Snake Pit!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Detention: Crochet Spotlight

No, not a crocheted spotlight (though that could be really cool. Especially with an LED in so it would actually light up. Somebody should totally do that.). A spotlight on crochet. And specifically, colorful crochet!

INTERIOR - DOOMGOAT INN. Slytherins sit giggling around a softly spotlit runway. Hotties pass through the crowd, distributing extra pillows and hot drinks. As the house lights magically dim, an expectant hush falls across the room.

Lillerina is first, showing off a subtle blend of steel and rust.

GothKnitty comes next, swathed in all the colors of the Tardis.

LambChop00 follows, with a mischievous magical tug that seems to drain the deepest blue from GothKnitty's Granny Stripes and layer it into the Settlers Afghan. (Not to worry, though.- it's a simple illusion, and easily reversed.)

And finally, with a serene smile, Bidibid glides onto the runway in her True Colours Scarf.

The reverent silence is broken by whistles, cheers, and applause so thunderous that one of the hotties bursts into tears and has to be soothed with cupcakes. But in all that noise of celebration, no one, not one single Snake, is heard to squee.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Common Room of Slytherin

The Common Room of Slytherin
In a dark magical dungeon, cool wind in my hair 
Warm smell of potions, rising up through the air 
Up ahead in the distance, I saw shimmering light 
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim 
I had to stop and take in the sight 
There Girly stood in the doorway; 
I heard the Hogwart’s bell 
And I was thinking to myself, 
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell” 
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way 
There were voices down the corridor, 
I thought I heard them say…
Welcome to the common room of Slytherin 
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place) 
Such a lovely face 
Plenty of room in the common room of Slytherin 
Any time of year (Any time of year) 
You can find it here
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the #31 race car trends 
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys and girls she calls friends (Hotties) 
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat. 
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
So I called up the Potions Master, 
“Please bring me my wine” 
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine” 
And still those voices are calling from far away, 
Wake you up in the middle of the night 
Just to hear them say…
Welcome to the common room of Slytherin 
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place) 
Such a lovely face 
They livin’ it up in common room of Slytherin 
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise) 
Bring your alibis
Mirrors on the ceiling, 
The pink champagne on ice 
And she said “We are all just crafters here, of our own device” 
And in the Potions master’s chambers, 
They gathered for the feast 
They stab it with their steely needles, 
But they just can’t kill the beast
Last thing I remember, I was 
Looking for the door 
I wasn’t sure I wanted to find the passage back 
To the place I was before 
“Relax,” said the Doom Goat, 
“We are proud to receive.
You can check-out any time you like, 
But you can never leave!”

Thank you to Abycat who borrrowed the Eagles ‘Hotel California to play around a bit... and let us borrow it here! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Mix


The first challenge is underway! If you'd like to make a 25yard memento for future civilizations to find, you'll get 15 points for it. Sybil is pretty certain that the Snarfalump Army is going to wipe us out, so it's worth thinking about. :)

Points-wise, it may be better to get 6 classes under your belt first, as there is a possibility of bonus points, but we would so LOVE to have TWO TROPHIES on the shelf for next term. We're nothing if not ambitious, after all!


In case you haven't discovered them yet, the House Unity Theme for this term is Craft-a-longs of all sorts. There is a Lingerie-along for all sorts of frilly underthings, a clap-along for the old favorite Clapotis, a Hat Trick Challenge in honor of our impending cup hat trick (three-in-a-row), a spin-along for the twisted ones ;) and a Carp-along for the sheer silliness! Check out the unity thread for all the links.

Breaking the OWL barrier

It seems there is a hex over the OWLs. The number of  finished OWLs is about 50% of the number of proposals. All the houses, every term, seem to hit around this number.

Slytherin, however, is aiming to break through this odd barrier with at least 60% OWL completion. Seashelly is doing her thwacking best, but frankly, we need to do our own work. (If whippings were OWLs we'd be set, though...) Work out what you need to do for your OWL each week, or each day, and do your best to complete it. Plot and plan and scheme (like a good Slytherin!) to make sure your OWL gets done.

Anyway, the Ravenclaws are going to outOWL us if we don't get a higher completion percentage than them.

And now for the pretty pictures part!

Polcamilla's transfiguration spin

Knitreaver's Detention socks

Mushroom's snail hat for DADA

Keep up the great work, everyone, and make sure you're having fun!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Evil’s Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, Jan 7-13

We had a much better showing of Slytherin ambition this week! Nice job everyone. We came in second in homework posts – the Lions took over not only in homework this week, but in homework this month. We’re super-duper just barely behind the Badgers over all.

I’m not worried because I know you super sneaky snakes are crafting superior projects full of lots of extra yardage. Just don’t get so wrapped up in your OWLs that you forget to post at least one assignment. Also, please check up on your nest mates to make sure they don’t get sucked into the Vanishing Cabinet. Maybe someone better also check to make sure none of our new super comfy couches in the common room are actually vampire couches that suck up all your crafting energies.

Apparently, this is the season where all students like to exchange stories over a warm bubbly cauldron in Potions class because it was packed again this week. There were the fewest Snakes in History of Magic, but the rest of the school was spread out pretty evenly among the other classes.

We’re going to have to do more if we want to keep this cup another term, Slytherins – the rest of the school seems to be working together to take the cup away from our beloved Head of House.

Craft my Pretties, Craft! We can do this!

Unacceptable Homework Excuse for the Week: I was being helpful in the NQFY lounge and left my time-turner at the Inn, then lost track of the actual time and took a wrong turn at the kitchens where I stopped to politely have some tea with the PG-13 line where I discovered my homework had gone missing and by then I had missed class for the week.

Come on Noble Slytherins, show us your stuff!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Green Hotties!

Slytherin House was covered in green, green, everywhere, and plenty of green to drink this week. The hotties showed off in their verdant-colored best, but only one was voted to represent our house colors. Our winner of the Hottie in Green contest was perennial favorite David Tennant!

He wears it well, doesn't he?

And looks much better in green light than most folks do.

Even his tardis is green!

For this next week, nominate your favorite Musician Hotties and we'll have a Battle of the Bands!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Mix

Accio cake!

First off, Happy Birthday to our Snakeyest, Snarkiest,  Sneakiest, (sexiest√ú), Smartest Professor in the whole of Hogwarts! Slyther On, Severus Snape!

Next, some random awesome from the week:

In Muggle Studies, we learned all about the Snape of the Sea ;) with CookKnitWine's Muggle Studies assignment.

 Shadygrove made this awesome and intriguing washcloth for Defence:

 And DontPokeMe311's amazing little octopus, ready for Muggle Studies (not quite posted there yet.)

I love trawling through the finished objects, and there are so many good ones already!

Until next week, have fun, build those stashes, and dream big dreams of World Domination :D

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Evil’s Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, Jan 1-6

Well, Cup Winners another term is upon us. We’re all still settling into our cozy new rooms. Awesome job to all who helped with the giant explosion I heard that went off in Detention. Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha. Overall for homework this week, however, we’re in last. Congratulations to those hard working Puffs, who posted the most homework assignments this week. We’re coming for you Badgers.

Potions was PACKED this week. It was everyone’s favorite class and has well over 250 assignments already turned in. Get your Potions homework in fast before those Professors pass out from exhaustion! Just one Slytherin each showed up in both Care of Magical Creatures and Charms this week, while most of the rest of the school gave up on Transfiguration. I think with a little more practice and a lot more yardage, this will be remedied soon, however.

Unacceptable homework excuse of the week: Professor Snape confiscated my homework for chicken coop liner.

Let’s go Snakes! Pull up a chair by the massive stone fireplace, have a hottie bring you a refilling cup of your choice of beverage and keep those fingers working hard. This one’s for Girly.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hotties, and Hotties, and Hotties, oh my!

Welcome to a new term Slytherins! It's time once again to begin your weekly Hottie-Off!

For the first contest this term, celebrate your new or returning Slytherin-ness by posting pictures (with names, of course) of your favorite hotties in green!

Post all of your nomination pictures in the Bring Forth the Hotties thread in the Snake Pit, and on Monday they will all be listed in a poll to vote on your favorite.

The winner of the poll will be crowned right here, in the blog, on Thursday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter Term, Week 1: In Which the Snakes Blow Up Detention

Remember last term, when Gryffindor turned in five times as many Detention projects in the first week as Slytherin? This term, we had a little surprise prepared. A rather, shall we say, explosive surprise.

In just three days, more than 50 Snakes have turned in Detention projects, and 17 of those have been...

Holy Hand Grenades of Antioch!!!

The awesome, it speaks for itself.

In alphabetical order, may I present...

















Slyther on, Slytherins!