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May 25 2017, 10:24 AM
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<div class="one">Miniature <br><br>Thread Spotlight</div>
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So! We have our Thread Spotlight as part of our awards we do every quarter, that show off what we think is the best thread on site at the time. But that only shows us one thread, and maybe two or three others too if we look at nominations. And I've fallen so behind on site gossip and 'threads to watch' that I'm currently going round people and asking them which threads I need to go back and read, so I figured this would provide a much simpler alternative in the long run. Plus it let's other people find the most exciting threads to stalk as well!
If you have any thread at the moment that you're particularly enjoying or you think is good or special in some way, <b>post it here, let me see it</b>! It can be one you're a part of, or it can be one you've been reading, just share it so I can go and see what's happening. Post the link here and a little explanation of the context, just like you would for the Thread Spotlight nominations. And feel free to comment and respond and chat in this thread too if you'd like to (or if that becomes a big thing, we can make a separate thread for squealing in).
Any thread you think people should read for any reason, post below!

May 17 2017, 03:15 PM
[dohtml]<center><div style="width: 400px; text-align:justify;">I have no idea what to call this thing so apologies for the vague title but I'm going to try and explain it here at least xD.
This is a little thing I did a while back with Penny (Nagito Komaeda) and Claire (Celeste Ludenberg), where we got a Rabbit room and showed each other little clips from the canon of our characters, just little things from YouTube from the game or show or whatever our canon is from. So I showed a clip from Arkham Knight for the Riddler, Penny showed a section of the Danganronpa game for Nagito, and Claire showed one of the scenes from the Fire Emblem game for Takumi. They were all just about ten minutes long but showed a bit of the canon we know and love, but that other members might not know much about. It was great fun and I'd love to do it again!
If people are up for this, my last exam is Monday morning and I'll be mostly free after that, so we can do it at any time after that (and if you want to do one before then of course feel free, I don't have to be in all of them as much as I'd love to be, haha). If people let me know here or on Skype what time is best for them (and timezones so I can convert!) we can try and arrange a few of these to share some more. I am well aware I have the most annoying timezone, so the earlier you guys can do, the more likely I am to still be awake for it!</div></center>[/dohtml]
May 15 2017, 10:26 AM
There's no fancy explanation here, this is literally just a thread to spam with GIFs and pictures and just excitement and celebrations in general! So, I'm going to do what I do best and spam you with GIFs!

May 15 2017, 10:10 AM
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<div class="one">HAPPY BIRTHDAY <br><br>BOMBARDA !</div>
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<center><div class="forumrules-big">BOMBARDA IS ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!</div>
<div class="forumrules-small">So it's time to celebrate</div>
It's our beautiful little website's first birthday today, hooray! And we decided we wanted to throw a party for Bombarda to celebrate this momentous occasion! Of course, since we're scattered all around the world, it would be a bit tricky to do any actual sort of party where everyone is available at the same time so what we're doing instead is creating a <b>party board</b> in the event area!
<div class="forumrules-small"><xx>A party board?</xx></div>
I hear you cry. Whatever does that mean? Well basically, this board is an area where we can celebrate Bombarda's birthday in whatever way we fancy. It takes away the issues of people needing to be online at any one point as the threads will be up for anyone to dive into at any point that they fancy. And what goes in the party board you ask?
Anything you like. Anything at all.
You can start a thread for any type of celebration you like, and we'll be popping a few up as time goes on as well. So for example, we could have a thread where people post songs to add to a party playlist to celebrate Bombarda's birthday. We can have a thread where people show off cakes and foods and cocktails and all that lot that they've made, our own little party buffet for the occasion. We can have threads just for spamming with GIFs to get out our excitement. We can have threads where people post what they think of Bomb, little birthday messages and so on. And we can have the same but In Character as well for a bit of a roleplay twist. Maybe characters are throwing a party too somehow, or maybe you just want to make party outfits for them and show them off? Whatever you like, just do it!
Basically you can make a thread for anything you like, and join in any thread that's already up. Celebrate in whatever way you want, but just join us in making this a fun celebration of a year of hard work, exciting plots and the building of our wonderful little family! May we continue to grow and flourish!
<div class="forumrules-big">HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOMBERS</div>
<center><div class="forumrules-small">Love and happiness,<br>
<xx>Sigyn !</xx></div>

May 9 2017, 05:02 AM
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<div class="one">Technomagic</div>
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Since this is something that didn't really exist on a grand scale in the Harry Potter universe, I thought I'd give you a brief run-down on how it works on Bombarda. It's basically just an extension of the canon we already know, but progressed a bit faster so that our members can make the most of a growing field. I'll post an overview of the main details you need to know at the bottom so you can skip all the long-winded explanations if you need to, and as always, I'm happy to answer any further questions you may have.
<div class="forumrules-small"><xx>Why don't wizards use muggle technology?</xx><br></div>
Though wizards in general do tend to shun muggle advances in favour of independently developing their own society, the lack of technology present in the wizarding community is not solely due to this. Just as in the original Harry Potter canon, magic and electricity do not integrate well. As Hermione herself says in Goblet of Fire:
<center><i>"All those substitutes for magic Muggles use – electricity, and computers and radar, and all those things – they all go haywire around Hogwarts, there’s too much magic in the air."</i></center>
So we know that around high concentrations of magic, electronic devices do not function. It's not laziness, it's not tradition, it's not ignorance: they just literally do not function.
Here on Bombarda though (as I'm sure would also be developing in the wizarding world at this point), there are a growing group of wizarding engineers who are working to overcome this problem. This new field is known as technomagic, and involves trying to find ways to enhance current electrical devices so that they work in the presence of magic, or designing new inventions from scratch which are purposefully designed to integrate the two systems of electricity and magic together.
It's worth noting that this problem doesn't exist around very dilute forms of magic. A muggleborn wizard growing up never had problems with the microwave suddenly shutting off when they tried to use it (although it's likely any emotional magic accidentally performed may affect local electronics in a very negative way). And a wizard walking down a London street amongst masses of muggles won't suddenly be setting off car alarms with every vehicle they pass. This problem only occurs in places that have always held magic (i.e. a small wizarding cafe might not have a large number of customers at one time but magic has built up there anyway) or in areas with a large number of magical inhabitants (i.e. the schools, the Ministry, but also the houses of large wizarding families).
<div class="forumrules-small">What is technomagic?<br></div>
There are currently two main disciplines in the field of technomagic: engineers either focus on developing new inventions from scratch, or work on editing current muggle electronics to work in the presence of magic. Either way, the main difficulty is in combining the intricate details of current day technology, with the wild and somewhat sentient force of magic. It's not an easy task, and it can be dangerous when attempts literally blow up in the faces of their creators.
Those that build from scratch tend to encounter less problems, as they aren't actively fighting against electricity but simply including it where it needs to be. However, those who are working on magical enhancements often have to deal with their work reacting badly to them in some way. There are of course a million and one improvements you could do to even the simplest of muggle electronics (a kettle that pours out your perfect cup of tea for instance, or a speaker system that plays different music for every inhabitant of a room), but the more you do, the more likely you are to reach problems. Magic is a powerful and not well understood force that can often act of its own accord to the point where some consider it sentient. When your power source is almost capable of independent thought, you're always going to reach issues eventually.
A good example to consider, is the flying Ford Anglia from the Chamber of Secrets. Though it functioned mostly normally, it also had some cool added extras thanks to magic, like turning invisible and, obviously, flight. However, it also developed a certain degree of sentience at the same time, and actively ejected passengers from inside it, and ran away to 'live in the forest'. This is the sort of problem one might come across when enhancing current items. Most of the time at the moment, engineers can make them run smoothly for a little while, but they will then begin to act out. A magic powered dishwasher used to collect dirty plates itself when a meal was over, but after a few weeks it started tugging plates of food out of people's hands so it could wash them straight away.
<div class="forumrules-small"><xx>How far along are we?</xx><br></div>
The only truly successful feat of technomagic engineering so far, is mobile phones. Whether there was something unusually simple about this device, or whether it was just the most in demand is hard to tell, but mobile phones in the magical community run mostly the same as muggle devices do these days. They are nowhere near up to date of course - smart phones won't be functional for a long time yet, but the old 'bricks' that can call and text work perfectly fine. They have their faults of course, the most famous being the time when the 'snake' game malfunctioned and live adders started crawling out of the charging port of the mobiles, but don't worry, they've fixed that now.
Outside of this though, it's really only the simple devices that have been properly integrated so far. Your toaster will have a magical equivalent, but there's no hope for your laptop yet. Your alarm clock will do its duty, but there's no way they're putting muggle security systems into Gringotts yet. And the more advanced the technology gets, the more likely it is to malfunction, remember. So if you're brave and really love your technology, you might fancy getting a muggle TV installed in your house. Which is great, I'm sure that'll be loads of fun, but just remember to keep an eyes on it if it starts changing channel on its own...
On the other hand though, certain fields explored by from-scratch engineers have moved forwards in leaps and bounds. Robotics for instance, is an area that can really make the most out of the 'sentience' of magic, as that sort of self-awareness can be used very successfully in creating semi-intelligent creatures. And in areas like this, where the two forces work so well in sync together, the possibilities are seemingly endless for what could be made in the future!
<div class="forumrules-small">Technomagic at Beauxbatons<br></div>
See Puggles' excellent <a href=''>course synopsis</a> here.
<div class="forumrules-small"><xx>SUMMARY</xx><br></div>
  • Electricity does not work near high concentrations of magic, which is why the magical community does not currently use the most up to date muggle technology - they physically can't.
  • Wizards that live in very muggle areas and in small numbers (i.e. a single wizard in a muggle household, or a wizard living on their own in the centre of London) will not experience this problem, as their magic is too dilute to have a large affect on the technology. Large magical families or communities, or areas where a lot of magical folk gather however, will not be able to use any ordinary muggle electronic.
  • Technomagic is the study of integrating magic with electricity, or overcoming the need for electricity altogether, so that items similar to muggle electronics can be used by wizarding folk.
  • Usually there are repercussions to integrating magic and technology (e.g. the car in Chamber of Secrets) due to magic being a more 'sentient' force than electricity.
  • The only items to be fully successful are mobile phones - these act just the same as any muggle device would do, with no strange side effects caused by the integration of magic.
  • Technomagic engineers who build items from scratch do not face this incompatibility problem, as they are integrating magic from the start of the process and not trying to simply edit muggle technology.
  • Some engineers are in the process of enhancing current muggle electronics to make them magic compatible, but they're starting from the bottom up. So computers are years away, but there's now a toaster that works with magic. However it may shoot the toast at your face if you don't clean it often enough.
<div class="forumrules-small">Any further questions, just ask!<br></div>

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