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welcome to ravenclaw tower
As you should know, this is the community for all members of hogwartsishome who have been sorted into Ravenclaw. This is a haven for the members, a place that can be considered to be the common room. This is where discussions, debates, and anything else related to Ravenclaw will be taking place.

To join, you must be sorted into Ravenclaw at platform_934, otherwise you will not be allowed into the community. Once you have been officially stamped as a Ravenclaw, please request entrance to the common room by requesting to join the community.

If you are a returning member looking to rejoin Ravenclaw, please comment here.

contact info | common room guidelines | new claws
what makes a ravenclaw | points-earning communities
ravenclaw staff | useful links | awards

mod contact info
Your prefects for Term XXXVII are Ellen (melpomenethemis) and Sam(ayebydan). If you have any questions, concerns or problems, do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at ravenclaw.prefects@gmail.com, Twitter, or contact us through the means listed below:
Email: email
Twitter: melpomenethemis
Also available via LJ PM.


Twitter: @Endo_Gremlin
Also available via LJ PM.

common room guidelines
★ Post whatever you like here! Don't spam us, but feel free to post about non-HP and HP things alike. Interact with your housemates on a regular basis!

★ Do not post anything rude, do not use sticky caps, and try to stay close to proper spelling and grammar. Ravenclaws don't make typos! Just kidding. The occasional typo is fine, but try and use spell check and make your posts as readable as possible.

★ Debates and "heated discussions" are welcome, but be respectful and do not make personal attacks. Nothing contradictory to yourself should be posted, as it will end up turning into an awful situation. If you have the belief that a discussion can turn sour, please do not make the post about it at all, or ask a Prefect first ('ship debates, slash-relation, or many things sometimes considered only 'fandom' do fall under this).

★ Prefects reserve the right to take disciplinary action as they see fit. This includes (but is not limited to) screening posts, taking points (yes, from our own house), etc. Even expelling if necessary, but let's make sure we never get there, right?

new claws
We'd like to get to know all our newly-sorted members right away. So, after your membership request has been approved, please take the time to fill out this survey and post it in the community, friends-locked and with the tag new claws. Thanks!

what makes a ravenclaw?
O Ravenclaw, What Art Thou? written by smilingplatypus

What makes a Ravenclaw? We’re not as prominent in the Harry Potter books as some of the other houses, but we’re no less of an integral part of Hogwarts. We’re intelligent people, and we show our intelligence in all sorts of ways. Some of us are book-smart, some of us are skilled at understanding people, and some of us are both. We have a knack of seeing things clearly and we examine everything from ourselves to the world around us. We think and wonder about everything we come across, and we’ll never be able to answer all the questions that we have... but not for lack of trying!

The stereotype is that Ravenclaws are bookworms. Okay, that’s probably true. But we’re more than that. Cho has her athletics and popularity; Luna has her loyalty and open mind; Flitwick has his good heart and master duelling skills. What makes us Ravenclaws is the desire to learn new things. That desire isn’t unique to Ravenclaws, but it’s what drives us above all else. A bird’s gotta fly, a fish’s gotta swim... and a Ravenclaw’s gotta learn. We can squeal over the most obscure fact if it’s something that interests us. It’s what unites Luna, Cho, and all the other Hogwarts Ravenclaws with their Hogwarts is Home housemates.

We’re rational and analytical thinkers with great imaginations. Sounds like a paradox, doesn’t it? (“Paradox” is a Ravenclaw-calibre word, by the way.) That paradox is what makes us special. Do you need someone who can understand a complex problem and get at the heart of the matter, and then amuse you with an inventive fantasy world? Look no further than Ravenclaw Tower. We can balance whimsy and creativity with rational thought. If we sometimes get so wrapped up in our own heads that we lose sight of the mundane world, it’s just because there’s so much going on in our brains. But like Luna, we know when put those brains to work so we can make a difference.

But don’t let our cerebral bent fool you. Ravenclaws are fun. We love witty humour, nerdy references, and clever puns. If there’s a joke about The Doctor, Eric the Red, and Confucius walking into a bar, a Ravenclaw is probably telling it. And other Ravenclaws are probably laughing at it.

So don’t let our obscurity fool you: Ravenclaw House is going strong as we busy ourselves with thinking, researching, laughing, imagining, creating, analyzing, and (of course) winning the House Cup. Oh, and don’t forget – we have cookies!

That's the Beauty of It written by bookishgeek

Ravenclaw is an amalgamation of the youthful, exuberant mind with an old soul. It's someone who didn't talk until age 2, but when they finally did, their first word was "calculator." It's the kid from your first grade class who never really talked to anyone but could fold the most elaborate and wonderful cootie catchers. Ravenclaws aren't like anyone else - they are totally unique entities that don't prescribe to anyone else's conceptions, and they may or may not even be proud of it - some will be, others simply don't care: that's the beauty of it.

How Ravenclaw is Different written by schizophrenic0

I think if I had to succinctly sum up how Ravenclaws differ from the other houses, it would be this:

Gryffindors look at the world and see adventures to be had.
Slytherins look at the world and see opportunities to be gained.
Hufflepuffs look at the world and see friendships to be made.
Ravenclaws look at the world and see a never-ending library of things to be studied, learned, explored, and created.

points-earning communities
One of the biggest parts of hogwartsishome, as you may know, is that we all earn points for participating and at the end of each "term," one house is awarded the house cup! This is a good thing! However, some of you may be wondering exactly how we go about earning said points. Here's a breakdown of all the ways you can participate here (and earn points for your house and knuts for yourself).

hogwartsishome; Order activities, and monthly contests.

ravenclaw_house; Monthly in-house contests.

platform_934; The sorting community of Hogwarts is Home.

hh_clubs; Join a club and earn points doing a wide variety of activities.

hogsmeadewkends; Hogsmeade Weekends happen twice a term, containing contests for points and knuts.

hh_stamping; Character stamping at HiH.

hh_flourish; Order custom-made signatures and help House shops earn points.

hh_sugarquill; Post fanfiction or fanart in this community.

hih_animagus; Become an animagus and participate in activities as your animal form.

hh_order; The Order of the Phoenix here at HiH. They host House Unity activities to help all the houses earn points.

hihdailyprophet; Write and contribute to The Daily Prophet for points and knuts.

sortedchallenge; A Members-Only graphic challenge community.

hogwartsicons; HiH's graphic community for icons, banners and the like.

ravenclaw staff
melpomenethemis [ellen]
aweeghost [Pippa]

hih head mod
theaeblackthorn [sas]

hih mod
slumber [evy]

appeals mod
slumber [evy]

daily prophet mod
ayebydan [Sam]

hogsmeade co-mod
partitioning [meg]

flourish co-mod
partitioning [meg]

sorted challenge co-mod
melpomenethemis [ellen]

order mod

order members

appeals judges
slumber [evy]
tralfamadore [andie]
yaakov [j.]
Back-up: [apply here!]

club leaders
insomniacs club: aliens [sea]
ministry of magic club: ayebydan [sam]
music club: aliens [sea]
wizarding games: slumber [evy]

useful links
Current Sorting Log
Current Weekly Roundup
Current In-House Contest
Term XXXVI Spreadsheet

HiH Rules
Clubs FAQ
How to be a Claw at HiH - A Guide for the Newly Sorted
Ravenclaw Guide to HiH Economics (An Overview)

Ravenclaw Flourish Shops
Claw Roster & Viking Name Claims
Claw Chat Information

Claw Twitter
Claw Tumblr


In Term XXV & XXVI, Ravenclaw/Spreadsheets won HiH OTP.
In Term XIX, Ravenclaw/Benedict Cumberbatch was runner-up for HiH OTP.
We also won Best Cheerleader House in Term XXV & Term XVII and the Peeves Award in Term X.

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