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Sep 20 2017, 02:29 PM
Sure the Perseid meteor shower was always pretty spectacular, but the balmy summer air made for a hazy night sky and in his opinion, poorer viewing conditions. No, Gaston's favourite annual display was the Orionids shower and this year he had arranged a viewing party for all students. It was back to basics astronomy, no need for telescopes or fancy equipment, just your eyes in the right direction and a bit of patience.
He had laid out some blankets for more comfortable viewing, and there was a trunk also full of spare blankets, as the night would get chilly, it was nearly midnight after all. The moon was a small crescent and setting soon, so it wouldn't brighten the skies, all in all, it was a perfect night.
Feel free to post amongst yourselves. Professor Gaston will chime in from time to time, but this is mainly about individual observation and a bit of fun.
The Orionids shower has about 20 meteors an hour and is produced from dust grains from the most famous comet, Halley. This year it is set to be a great show!
Aug 2 2016, 01:24 PM
Gaston was never one for odds and races, but this was about having fun and meeting some of the ministerial employees before returning to Hogwarts. He may now be a school teacher but it didn't stop his academics, and that involved talking with politicians about funding. Celeste was wandering the grounds and being the social butterfly that she was, leaving Gaston to "Get on with it and talk to people." Not his usual pastime at all, but when she was right she was right.
Looking over the odds for the next race he placed a sickle bet on a horse that was 7/1 and went to watch the proceeding with the rest of the crowds.
Mar 19 2016, 03:35 PM
As always we have a selection of roleplay challenges for you and your characters! Seeing as this is a murder mystery and set in the 1920's, you may notice a theme...
There is a maximum of 10 points for each challenge
2 points per post
Minimum of 3 posts a character
"There's been a murder!"
"Elementary my dear Watson"
Find a clue
Question a suspect
"The Butler did it"
Dance the Charleston
Listen to jazz
Wear a 20's outfit
"Little grey cells"
Refer to your friends as "Hastings"
Pretend to smoke a pipe, or have a bubble pipe
Wear a deerstalker hat
Talk about Art Deco
" - A frequently derogatory term, particularly in the heated cultural wars of the 1920s,middlebrow (1924 as a noun; 1928 as an adjective) evolved as a way of filling the gap between lowbrow (a person who is not highly intellectual or cultured, dating to 1901 for the noun and 1907 for the adjective) and highbrow (at the other end of the spectrum; 1908 noun, 1884 adjective). An alternative, mezzo-brow, dates to 1925 (as both noun and adjective) but has proved to have made rather less of a lasting impression.
"You slay me" - That's funny
Mar 19 2016, 03:30 PM
John Broughton has been murdered whilst travelling to Hogsmeade on the Hogwarts Express. Your task is to look for clues and work out who the murderer is! Each forum will have some clues hidden in the description of the scene. There are also 6 characters for you to interview across the boards, each of them a suspect...
If you get it right, and you are the first, you will receive 100 personal points!
Everyone thereafter will receive 20 points.
To submit your answer PM me
It is set in the 1920's, so think Murder on the Orient Express, jazz, flappers and elegance!
Dec 3 2015, 10:22 AM
Gaston clearly has a wife, kids and older sister. So I shall place them here for those who may wish to take these characters Wife - Céleste Duval
Blood status up to you
Face up to you
Met at school, what cuties
Job up to youOlder sister - Aimee Duval
Works at the French Ministry doing... Up to you
Face up to youChildren
I feel they have 2 or 3 kids. Going to say no older than 17. If you have an idea for one of their kids then go for it!
Ena Duval - 13 Hufflepuff (Taken)