OOC Sage Canyon Academy Stuff

Discussion in 'It's Galley's Turn' started by kmoss, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Arxon

    Arxon Well-Known Member

    @Lazarae (Same, but with foxes. Only reason I didn't suggest it is that I am unsure how Fox house would be different from Coyote house)
    I think that if we diversify the traits attributed to each house, maybe we could spread them out? Instead of each house having like, three traits, have just one dominant trait? That might also cut back on the "house template" thing that happens in Hogwarts- Ravenclaws are, for example, always protrayed as either more philosophical types or bookworm types (usually the latter) but it the only central trait is intelligence, or diligence, or what not, there's a lot of ways to see that express itself, maybe? I dunno.

    Also! Academagia, apparently (I've never played it)
     
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  2. kmoss

    kmoss Under Construction

    at least I know what it is. :D I'll have to find it at some point and check it out
     
  3. Soul

    Soul Covered in bees

    ( @jacktrash remember HOOLIGYNT? I still have that patch I made of the crest that I never finished. I should maybe get on that sometime.)

    I have a ton of hogwarts OC's and I'm not remotely sure what to do with them since I hadn't found people to RP hogwarts shit with me. I'm not really sure what time period they fit into but I like the idea of them in the nowish times. maybe in the near future I will tell you all about them, and I'm excited to, but I'm trying to decide if I'm dead tired enough to go to sleep now.
     
  4. kmoss

    kmoss Under Construction

    I am also hitting that point, and I have a day of ADHD assessments tomorrow...
    So I will retire to have weird hogwartian dreams and return at some point tomorrow!
    (And hopefully there will be four more pages of this at least.)
     
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  5. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    oh man i remember that! :D good times
     
  6. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    don't stop this is perfect.
    how about the American wizards are really good at wandless magic because of things like the Salem witch trials?
     
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  7. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    please do this.
    my character is probably the crazy freshman.
    who is crazy.
     
  8. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    Ooh, yes good.
    I'm that kid in the corner who's either constantly reading or half asleep looking.
     
  9. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    currently attending private high school.
    we have no dress code other then Wear Clothes That Don't Reveal Things and our teachers are teachers. The headmaster is a headmaster.
    this is getting to be like the Asylum verse i've been writing.
    i feel like if it is boarding there are no official dorms?
    like there sort of are but it's more like a sprawling basement where everyone sleeps?
    and it's sort of by group?
    also would the slightly weird magic from night vale/other places start to infect the wizards and witches themselves?
     
  10. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    i would like to think i'm a jackrabbit then.
    and you're very good at this.
     
  11. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    I like the idea of underground dorm things.
    I'm just thinking about us being 'that weird school', the one where all the graduates have magic that's slightly off, and no one but us can figure out why. Maybe a spell turns out slightly different, not seriously but just enough to fall into the magic uncanny valley?
    Same thing with the students, too.
     
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  12. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    i'd be the one who wants to know all the things.
    possibly at the cost of my sanity.
     
  13. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    I will join you in this. We can spend our free time badgering the eldtrich horror in the lake. (I think it's the unofficial mascot.)
     
  14. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    they tried to make it the official mascot.
    but all the official images even if they were drawings started bleeding or something.
     
  15. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    Someone did make a pretty good stuffed one though. Even if it does keep disappearing.
     
  16. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    the biology teacher wore it as a hat for a bit.
    though they didn't seem to ever remove it..
     
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  17. Stophelping

    Stophelping Building a house out of love

    A little late getting here, but I feel like an American school wouldn't even have houses in the Hogwarts sense. They'd be more like dorms you could transfer into or out of, and the communities would build from that. Party dorm, study dorm, networking/business dorm, and slacker/creative dorm. They'd still have names and animals, it just wouldn't be the be all/end all of school identity.

    Edit: To clarify why I think this would be good: it more closely reflects American universities in the same way that Hogwarts reflects traditional English education, it opens the Houses up for a bit more diversity (a student who likes to get into trouble with the Eagles at night, but prefers to come back to the mostly-serene Jackrabbit house when it's over), and I feel the archetypes are still somewhat reflected in this version (people tend to be a bit iffy on Coyotes, because how do you know if they like you as a friend or if they just think you're useful...)

    I also think the school's got a bit of a shady past, because I like the idea that it's been complicit with some of America's atrocities. There are a few ghosts from back when it still kept slaves, it cooperated with the forced assimilation of Native children, it didn't fully desegregate until the Brown court case convinced them it might be a good idea. There were Black students even before then, but they were kept in off-campus housing and taught in separate classes. After desegregation they were brought into the student body proper, but the old building is the subject of some terrifying rumors.
     
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  18. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    I love the idea of a school near nightvale then you could have students from nightvale (who could also provide helpful answers to people outside the nightvale fandom about the town)
     
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  19. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    how about since then the administration has shuffled around a bit, but since wizards are so long lived there is the odd teacher from older times?

    i would think that wizarding America would be bigoted in slightly different ways then non wizarding america.

    i like the idea of the rumors/ghosts though.

    that would definitely be useful.

    would there be something like the pureblood/half blood/muggleborn thing?
     
  20. Stophelping

    Stophelping Building a house out of love

    You're right about wizarding America probably being bigoted in different ways than Muggle America, I hadn't thought of that.
     
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