The Standard Book of Spells Alohomora AH•LOW•HA•MOR•AH This spell has the capability to open locked doors. It is not effective on doors specially bewitched to resist this spell, such as those used in the Department of Mysteries in the Ministry of Magic. The witch or wizard must tap the lock three times before casting this spell.
The OTW needs a vision aligned with our projects’ goals, and transparent policy decisions that reflect our volunteers’ concerns. Our projects—including the AO3—and the volunteers who work on them often suffer due to lack of support from the Board. (Read more about this in Lady Oscar’s manifesto.)
We need a Board that understands and respects each project’s different goals instead of imposing increasingly complex bureaucracy and hoops for committees to jump through. More cooperation and trust would benefit everyone. (Read more about this in Alex Tischer’s manifesto.)
In order to face these issues, it’s crucial that we have a representative Board of Directors committed to make changes to the status quo. It’s time for the OTW’s annual elections for the Board of Directors, and we need your vote. If you donated US$10 or more within the past year and chose to become an OTW member (or do so before October 6, 2015), you have the right to a vote in our November 6–9 elections.
We need your help to change the OTW for the better. If you have the right to vote, come November 6, please step up and make your vote count.
Matty Bowers, AO3 Abuse and Support
Aline Carrão (LilyC), OTW Translation, Tag Wrangling and AO3 Support
Atiya Hakeem/Lady Oscar, AO3 Support and Accessibility, Design & Technology
“When I open a door, no one can close it. And when I close a door, no one can open it. Revelation 3:7 Psalm 84:11-12 says, "The LORD bestows favour and honour. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. God loves us too much and knows us too well to give us everything we ask for. A closed door may seem like failure on our part but it’s in fact His sovereign protection over us, perhaps from potential harm or danger. It may be a divine detour into something amazing. Be sure that His plan for our lives is always better. God is not setting you up for disappointment or failure. He’s setting you up for something better. And when He opens the right door, no one will be able to shut it. God’s plans for you will succeed and His promises stand firm forever.
I’ll never stop trying, I’ll never stop watching as you leave. I’ll never stop losing my breath every time I see you looking back at me. I’ll never stop holding your hand. I’ll never stop opening your door. I’ll never stop choosing you babe. I’ll never get used to you.