hogwarts_elite might be a Harry Potter community, but it is more than a Harry Potter community to those of us who are/have been members. I joined in 2005, during a particularly miserable point in my life, and the people I met then were supportive, intelligent, and wonderful, and continue to be so. I have made so many amazing friends and gotten to meet people from around the country and the world. People like cacophonesque, who is my go-to gal for New York shenanigans, and spiralstairs, who is my go-to gal for anything involving cartoons or drawing. rotae, who still does not have a nose even after spending a week with me last summer. rainy_day, who was my first H_E friend and who is amazing in all kinds of ways. phuck, who is one of the best community moderators I've ever met. pikacharma, cheshire23,opaleyes, katieupsidedown, eschatologies, kikithepirate, mel06, callmecaito, sunnyrea,skirmish_of_wit, novangia, hermintage.
I am going to forget someone so I am going to stop now because I can think of lots of people I'm not naming and that makes me feel less bad about leaving people out. But all of you have enriched and somehow improved my life over the past four years.
So. If you were an H_E member and left, or if you have never joined in spite of my wheedling, this is your last chance! Come back (or just apply the first time)! People who've been squibbed are welcome to re-apply, too!