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:new: Like I read earlier, on Valentine's Day the only thing that matters are your OTPs, so if you don't have a date, don't despair! Here's a lovely feature of Ron and Hermione being mushy for you! Don't forget we love you! :love:

Ron and Hermione Valentine's day by Pancake9Andy Stupid Valentine's Day by Kassis Ron and Hermione by Tryaki-chan Better than One by emmilinne
Too early? by drinked-ale Happy Valentine's Day Mrs W by HILLYMINNE Happy Valentine's Day, babe by lenaravenclawBe My Valentine by FlockeInc
Ron and Hermione:GildingofNightfallGiftart by Peregrinus5Floh Deathly Kiss by storytellersdaughter Ron and Hermione - Smooch! by shango266
Ron and Hermione   DH by reggieveggie FINALLY:Ron and Hermione by x-pisa-cake-x Ron kissing Hermione by LagoonNymph<da:thumb id="290328022"/> Kiss Kiss by lenaravenclaw
<da:thumb id="244093530"/> closer by vitaxzen Deathly Hallows_Kiss_R_Hr by mary-dreams Kiss Me by oldenuf2nobetter Ron and Hermione by Sekhmet-Heart
The Kiss by rinabina123 Pent Up Frustration... by kara-lija Commission: In The Rain (edit) by Catching-Smoke Romione by ohwellthen Just One More... by Chashirskiy
Winter Kisses by Whisperwings R and Her - No secret anymore by lillywmw RxH by Shtut The Moment by vintagesubwaycar just a kiss by emmilinne
Come Down Here by Hi-tops English Summer Rain by loulaubye  Long time coming v2.0 by MagdalenaTR Ron and Hermione Fluff by toerning <da:thumb id="405536306"/>

Sorry for the delay! :D

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Pinned post: This year has been hard for the group because it became really obvious that the HP frenzy has settled down. Our once very active group now barely gets any comments and contest entries, which led me to stop fighting for a Super group upgrade after the last one expired.
You know, I love this group with all my heart, and I don't think I'll ever close it. If we ever reached the point where there are zero submissions per month, then I guess dA will have to force me to shut it down!
Still, I've decided to quit the contests. Our last one barely got four entries, and the vote count was also really low. It stresses me because I put time and thought into them, and I tend to take things too personal, when I know it's something that happens in most HP groups here at dA.
So, how do we go from here? Same as always, just no contests. In the future, I might consider throwing mini-challenges or putting up suggestions for the ones who are interested, just not with prizes and stuff.
This year there was the HP Shipweek trend going on, and it broke my heart that it was more widespread on Tumblr than here (I seriously hate Tumblr). Maybe next year we can bring it in here in the group, too?

Common Queries and old relevant announcements
:bulletorange: In the About us section, below the GCard, you will now find an improved 'guide' to the group.
First you have some Frequently Asked Questions about our purpose, why should you join and how to affiliate.
After that, you'll find a mini map of the site that indicates everything that you can find in each section of the group.
And below, there are some useful links!

Now, this is only useful if you are curious enough as to browse through the group and check the About Us section before joining. Most of the things I have to explain or the submissions I have to reject have a why explained as clearly as possible in the rules, and repeated several times (because I'm that annoying). So remember to always read and check the group from head to foot and right to left , and ask if there's something you don't understand (don't be ashamed of asking because you don't speak English!)

Either you're an old member or a new fellow, go and check this! :aww:

:bulletred: [COMMON QUERY] Can I submit HP memes??
There's a certain popular HP meme, and I've got some requests to submit them. I know that you do it because it includes Ron and Hermione, but still: the rules clearly say we don't accept memes!
Unless it's an only Ron and Hermione meme that involves some very nice drawings of yours, please don't submit it.

:bulletred: [COMMON QUERY] Can I submit other people's artwork to the gallery?
While I love our members' mutual support, I can't have over 50 submissions per day for other people's work.
That is, if you want somebody's artwork to be submitted to the group, submit it, but not their whole gallery.
It's a pain not only for me, but also for the artists. Some of them were active in the past, but currently may not get on dA as often, and so it might get annoying for them to have hundreds of notifications claiming for their work to be featured here and there every time they log in.
If you want somebody to submit all of their RHr goodness here, contact them and convince them to join. Nothing would make me happier!
However, I rather accept new works, which need some promotion, instead of dealing with things that won't be accepted by the artists.

:bulletred: [COMMON QUERY] Why are you rejecting my wallpapers and graphics??
Our rules say that the use of copyrighted images is not allowed in your submissions to this group. Which means that using pics from the movies goes against the dA rules (read more here).
Then why other groups accept it, can't we just skip that rule if nobody ever notices?
Making graphics myself, I know how much work you put into your stuff (in some cases, though. There are some shameful "graphics" that make me breath fire). But I have two reasons for saying a big no:
1) I don't want the group to be deleted only because of a couple of submissions.
2) I don't want your account to be deleted.

As a personal advice, I would say that, if you want to share your HP graphics, submit them to your account only, but don't submit to groups, no matter their rules referring to that. By spreading it, you only make it more noticeable, and while this is the reason for which dA exists, infringments will be easier to notice.

:bulletorange: Keep sending your favourite Ron/Hermione quotes from the books or the movies so I can add them here.

:bulletorange: We are listed at :iconsortinghat: and :icongrouple: (under "Harry Potter") :D

Ron-x-Hermione DH Stamp by extraordi-mary Stamp: R-x-Hr Group Stamp by OtterAndTerrier:thumb177060422: Stamp: Ron-x-Hermione group by OtterAndTerrier Ron-x-Hermione Group Stamp by extraordi-mary Ron-x-Hermione PoA Stamp by extraordi-mary Ron and Hermione Hats Stamp by extraordi-mary
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:iconhikarimichi:
HikariMichi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, I still love both Harry Potter and dA dearly and it makes me sad to see that some people are "moving" to Tumblr. I have a Tumblr too but I wouldn't use it as a substitute because I think it's a terrible forum for spreading art. I'd submit sketches there at best. Anyway, I haven't payed much attention to contests in ANY group lately because I go to art high school and I also take my studies really seriously so that doesn't leave me much time to work on any art that isn't for school, much less when it needs to meet a deadline and I work quite slowly. So that's my explanation. I have some great Romione ideas though and I still intend to draw them when I get time and inspiration. Then I'll be sure to submit them here :)

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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree! I mean, it's great because it lets tons of people share your art, but it's not especifically an art site, so...
And I totally understand, because it's happened to me, too, not having enough time or inspiration or whatever.
But I hope you do get some time to put those ideas on paper and show us! :aww:
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HikariMichi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! <3
Well, I really prefer dA because Tumblr feels less personal. There isn't much room for descriptions or comments, and it's hard to find art because the pieces get lost among thousands of posts. It also feels like it's easier to forget who the original artist is when it's reblogged so many times. Sometimes the artist is not even given proper credit and the stuff is reposted by other people …
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts, too! Even in the cases when artists tag their posts right, it's harder to find a certain piece than it is here. And yeah, there's those who don't care who the original artist is, too...
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HikariMichi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah :/
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Thirrinaki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year!
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You too! :D
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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally think that once the Fantastic Beasts movie comes around the fandom is going to come back full force.


and i'm going to miss the contests. :( 
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but it will still be different, because it's 50 years or so back in time, so there will be few known characters...
Haha, me too, but it's the circle of life, I guess :(
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Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Woohoo!!!! Congratulations! :dance:
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Yay!
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TheWonderingSword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Writer
I hate to say this, but I'm waiting to be contacted about the price for the Hello New Year! Contest. :-/
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There were only three winners in that contest, I'm afraid you weren't one of them... This is the blog entry, if you want to check it out: [link] :)
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:iconthewonderingsword:
TheWonderingSword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Writer
Sorry, I checked. My bad. I apologize for implying that I did.
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:iconotterandterrier:
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's ok :)
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bushybrownhair Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would totally draw something, but it's 9 o'clock at night so i can't... unless... :iconmwahahahahaplz:
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never too late!! Haha ;P
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bushybrownhair Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?
Yay! i'm starting it today though i have barely anything in mind for what to draw.
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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can I ask for something please?

could the "Happy Birthday Ron" journal be an entire separate journal, instead of a recycled one? please?

I would like to re-visit the birthday gifts.

plus, I can't find the comments for today (ron's birthday among the other comments dating back to last year)

so can this be a separate journal- please?
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I'm sorry, but no! :/ I don't like to make new journals for every little thing so it's more organized and people won't get lost. It's true that older comments get lost, though, but... generally because it's old news!
From the features I posted, only two or three of them are from today. All of the artwork is from the "Only Ron Weasley" folder, which only has four pages, including the birthday works :)
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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
alright.
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Thirrinaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Long live King Ron! And of course happy birthday to him :heart:!
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :la:
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sarahrider Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
i made Ron a little b day tribute drawing, and will defensively be posting it :D
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IGNORE MY OTHER COMMENT, READ THIS ONE INSTEAD!

(i felt the other one was too whiney- sorry )

so um-- mine entry is not exactly AU as the only thing different is that sirius survived the veil.

can I leave that in, or is it going to work against me in the contest?

because if it's going to work against me, I can change it to Lupin or something.
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's okay, you can leave it :) The other rules said that if you were to write about something happening from books 1-7, it had to be a missing moment :)
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:iconmairelyn:
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh alright. :phew:

does mine count as missing moment then?
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:iconotterandterrier:
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes :)
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:iconmairelyn:
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWW
the old rules didn't said anything about no au!

do i get disqualified if mine had one tiny, itty bitty au- thing that doesn't really influence the plot of the story (aka sirius being alive)

i dont want to get disqualified. I worked hard on my entry. :(
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extraordi-mary Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaaaaaaaaaay~ happy birthday to the best group supporting the best pairing ever! :D
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Hermione-Jean Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly, I don't have any points. :(
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:iconotterandterrier:
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, don't worry about it!
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
halloween contest? sounds cool!
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Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, thanks for featuring :hug:
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:iconotterandterrier:
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D
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cheeseofliberty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I registered :D
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JuneEyes Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sleeping next to my laptop so I can refresh the page anytime I wake up in the night. I'm thinking maybe the first clue will be released at 6:00am London time, which would be in approximately 12minutes, but I'm just making a hopeful guess!
good luck to all!~
but don't find the quill too fast, or I might not get in c:
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it can be at 6 am, too, but I also think that's forty minutes from now...
I'm studying, so I'll stay up until then, haha!
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JuneEyes Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wrong-
Midnight whatever time anyone's in is the new word.
and the question is supposed to be about Diagon Alley :eyes:
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:O But it's past midnight in the US, in the UK... even where I am!
I think I might start re-reading PS...
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JuneEyes Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NOW it says 12 noon London time.
gahhh so many theories, I'm terrified as to what this question may be!
I've reread the Diagon Alley chapter already! MAN I AM DYING TO GET IN.
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I was thinking maybe it's when all the countries in the world at on the 31st, which is almost in 6 hours, and it'd be at noon in London!

I'm reading as well---god, I have to study!
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JuneEyes Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we might've found our time then! another theory is at 8am London- so I set my alarm to 2am just incase C:
This is the coolest and most obscure theory I've found-it's really clever actually!
[link]
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catdog217 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
w00t w00t ^_^
Thanks so much for all the effort you've put into the group! 1,000 members deserved, here's to 1,000 more! :D
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thanks to all of you!!
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DreamerInTheClouds Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Writer
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Oh, that's wonderful news! I'm so glad for you! You put so much heart into this group so it's no wonder that you've got so many members who share your likes and dislikes! Keep up the good work and enjoy your winter! I'm proud of you. :)

Best of Luck!
Ginny

P.S. Why not try a group project instead of a contest? It could be fun!!!
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thank you!! :huggle:
Wait--do you have any ideas for that?? It'd be amazing, actually!

Haha, I'm not enjoying winter, precisely. I hate extreme temperatures! :(
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DreamerInTheClouds Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Writer
Aww! Cuddle under a blanket and drink some tea or coffee! It'll warm you right up! :aww: (If it's any compencation, I'm actually freezing in this air conditioning right now so that's exactly what I'm doing. xD)

Hmm, ideas, ideas... You can do something of a magazine for Ron/Hermioneness. :D Have someone edit all of the fanfiction and pictures when it's done. You can also try a 100 theme challenge for everyone to partake in. If not, you can also round everyone up to make a big collage/montage of RHr and send it to J K Rowling! I'm sure she'd love it! :D

Best of Luck,
Ginny
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, great ideas!! Not the theme challenge, because not many people seem to be interested in that, but the others... I'll think about those! :D
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