The JC Hogwarts House Cup - Version 15 - WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Or you could all just give up and bow to Hufflepuff now :p
  2. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    Never give up! Never surrender!
  3. Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Pffft, this IS Ravenclaw you're talking about, hun. ;)
  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  7. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    She already said we could end it on Sunday....
  8. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Mi wants another week ;)

    Though I wouldn't say no to one :p
  9. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    Oh. Heh. I'd sort of been looking forward to crossing it off my list, but hey, I'll use another week if we get it.
  10. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    I propose the institution of game bans for KRIFFING DISAPPEARERS.

    (And another week of game :p)
  11. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    I propose that if the game is extended (which is, granted, looking less than likely) we end it on Saturday night after all.
  12. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    :(

    This is me. I'm horrible at this game. I recruited well, but that's all I'm good for. :(
  13. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    You're ahead of all but six people!
  14. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    [face_blush]

    But I could be doing so much better!
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'd be happy to ban people who sign up and don't play, but to be fair, we should wait until next game ;)


    And actually, I don't want another week. Hufflepuff's got a solid lead and I don't want Ravenclaw to get a chance to get even more tasks done :p


    Okay, Head Prefects, attention please!! I need you all to PM me the incons you want uploaded (regular and prefect versions) in case you win. The earlier I can get the to DV, the happier we'll all be. So, like, ASAP.
  16. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    I'd just like to know, personally. I mean, with no further response I guess we can assume it's not being extended, but I don't want to post everything and then find out it was the wrong time. :p
  17. CodeName_Targeter Force Ghost

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    Dear Nicky-- it's so not too late to extend the game. Honestly. :p
  18. _princess_leia_ Jedi Grand Master

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    Seconded, not that it would make any difference.:p
  19. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    I don't think she's listening. ;)
  20. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    HUFFLEPUFF FINAL UPDATE

    Books
    If you could make one change to the story as a whole, what would it be? Why? How would it affect other plot points? 5 points.

    I would not have let Ron leave Harry and Hermione. It showed a side of him that didn't surface often, and he happened because he was under the influence of the horcrux. It would mean he would be there with Harry and Hermione on some of their adventures, and might have meant that Harry's wand didn't break.

    [NYCitygurl]

    Describe the magical properties of any potions ingredient or other object in the HP-verse. May do up to 10 and may make up magical properties as desired. 5 points.

    1. Hippogriff saliva: Produces a bubbly or carbonated effect in potions if combined with doxy breath. Useful for intimidation.
    2. Doxy breath: Produces a bubbly or carbonated effect in potions if combined with hippogriff saliva. Has a foul smell, useful for inducing irritability.
    3. Basilisk venom: Highly toxic, obviously! Also extremely corrosive and tends to erode metal cauldrons rapidly. Glass will dissolve more slowly, and basilisk scale is impervious to it. There are believed to be several spells in Parseltongue which will make materials more resistant to the venom, allowing the handling and use in larger concentrations; this raises questions as to whether Salazar Slytherin was responsible for some of the spellwork on Gryffindor's sword, since even goblin-forged metal can be dissolved. In very dilute concentrations, it is used in very strong cleansing or sterilizing solutions. Also for etching.
    4. Eye of newt: Used in magical paints to make the eyes really follow the viewer.
    5. Silver: Although its deleterious effects on werewolves are purely rumor, silver does have many important magical uses, ranging from purification to the construction of Foe-Glass to a major component of photographic potions.
    6. Peacock tailfeather: famed for applications involving both beauty and vanity, a less well known function is to form the equivalent to a reed in a type of peculiar screeching instrument known to summon banshees. This is probably less well known because few people really want to summon banshees.
    7. Sandalwood: As Muggles do, wizards use this in perfumery. It is also very beneficial in salves for the feet, and a sufficiently potent concoction will protect against both the Tarantallegra curse and the traditional accompaniment for people you really don't like--red hot shoes.
    8. Capsaicin: One of the primary ingredients in Pepper-Up Potion
    9. Wasabi: Another primary ingredient in Pepper-Up Potion, also used to dip wands in when dowsing for water
    10. Opal: Holds spells extremely well, not only curses but any variety. Used to reinforce, seal, or preserve long-term enchantments.

    [Persephone_Kore]

    Describe a wand (length, type of wood, magical core) for any character (except those we already know from the books). Contributed by Mar17swgirl. May do up to 10. 5 points.

    1. Helga Hufflepuff: Nine inches, olive, unicorn hair
    2. Godric Gryffindor: Twelve and a half inches, oak, griffin feather
    3. Salazar Slytherin: Thirteen inches, yew, quicksilver core
    4. Rowena Ravenclaw: Fifteen inches, springy willow, phoenix feather
    5. Molly Weasley: Twelve inches, rowan, dragon's heartstring
    6. Arthur Weasley: Twelve inches, rowan, unicorn hair
    7. Percy Weasley: Eleven inches, oak, unicorn hair
    8. Madam Marchbanks: Twelve and a half inches, holly, unicorn hair
    9. Narcissa Malfoy: Ten inches, beech and dragon's heartstring
    10. Rita Skeeter: Eight inches, poison sumac and dragon's heartstring

    [Persephone_Kore]

    Which of the characters who died in Book 7 would you have spared? Why? How would the overall storyline be affected by this change? May do up to 5. 10 points.

    1. I would have spared Hedwig. Her survival might not have changed much, but she would have served as a lookout for Harry and have comforted him during bad times.

    2. I would have spared Mad-
  21. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    We pleaded and she laughed and said she was going to bed, so I take that as a no.

    RAVENCLAW?S FINAL UPDATE OF ADORKABLE AWESOMENESS


    BOOKS


    If you could make one change to the story as a whole, what would it be? Why? How would it affect other plot points? 5 points.

    Have either Lupin or Tonks survive. Probably Tonks, as it seems fitting the the last of the Marauders dies saving the school he loved so. Little Teddy deserves to grow up knowing one parent, and Nymphadora, though she would grieve, would have a living reminder of the joy she shared with Remus, however brief it was.

    Completed by: Lank_Pavail


    Describe the magical properties of any potions ingredient or other object in the HP-verse. May do up to 10 and may make up magical properties as desired. 5 points.

    1. Hen's Blood - potent and used for healing potions.
    2. Bat Wings - when added to a potion, turns it black. Used often in memory charms.
    3. Cobra Venom - Deadly ingredient, known by it's shimmery gold color. Used sparingly in healing potions.
    4. Ground Oxen horns - odorless white powder, used to strengthen a potion.
    5. Poppies - inhaling too much makes one light-headed and sleepy. Mass inhalation results in sleeping.
    6. Frog skin - reacts only with silverleaf to create an anti-wart cream.
    7. Ginger - added to healing potions to make them taste better.
    8. Hibiscus petals - used primarily in love potions, also found rarely in memory potions.
    9. Artichoke hearts - when boiled and smashed, mixed with fern leaf and mushroom oil, makes a sunburn remedy.
    10. Fern Leaf - Used in healing potions for rashes, burns, cuts, anything. Helps sooth pain.

    Completed by: Miana Kenobi


    Describe a wand (length, type of wood, magical core) for any character (except those we already know from the books). Contributed by Mar17swgirl. May do up to 10. 5 points.

    Minerva McGonagall - 10 inch - Cherry - Unicorn Hair
    Luna Lovegood - 9 inch - Pine - Mermaid Scales
    Padma Patil - 9 inch - Beech - Unicorn Hair
    Pavarti Patil - 10 inch - Oak - Pegasus Feather
    Percy Weasley - 11 inch - Olive - Sphinx Eyelash
    Lavender Brown - 9 inch - Maple - Chimera Scales
    Alberforth Dumbledore - 12 inch - Cedar - Satyr Hair
    Filius Flitwick - 8 inch - Cherry - Unicorn Hair
    Molly Weasley - 10 inch - Pine - Mermaid Scales
    Gabrielle Delacour - 9 inch - Olive - Veela Hair

    Completed by: Miana Kenobi


    Which of the characters who died in Book 7 would you have spared? Why? How would the overall storyline be affected by this change? May do up to 5. 10 points.

    Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin ? I think it was cruel that both she AND Remus had to both kick the bucket. They both had finally found happiness and had a freaking kid! Teddy deserved to have ONE parent, dangit! The overall storyline? Eh, wouldn?t have changed much; the ending just wouldn?t have been so sad.

    Remus Lupin ? Same reason as Tonks, really. Lupin is really the only family Harry has left anymore (if you don?t count the Dursleys). He?s the last link to Harry?s parents, and Teddy really deserved to have a father! Again, no story change, just happier ending (though maybe sad still if he lived and Tonks still died).

    Hedwig ? Okay seriously, you killed his BIRD?? What did Hedwig ever do to JK? I mean, okay, what would Hedwig have done, really? She might have been helpful in communications between peoples, even though she?s really easy to spot, but did you have to kill his BIRD?

    Fred Weasley ? George got maimed; wasn?t that good enough?! George was someone whom everyone liked, and was always such a good sport. He didn?t need to be killed off. Again, no story change; just happierness at the ending.

    Moody ? Moody so could have kicked ass if he hadn?t died. He was a very powerful auror, and I think that some of the Order who died wouldn?t have if Moody had been there to lend a hand and fight as well.

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  22. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    THE CREATIVE SPIRIT


    Create some new codenames used on Wizarding radio in Book 7. May do up to 5. 5 points each.

    Fred Weasley - Goose
    George Weasley - Maverick
    Ginny Weasley - Whiskey
    Charlie Weasley - Trogdor
    Bill Weasley - Harry Wolfman

    Completed by: Miana Kenobi


    Pick a character from other fandom and place them in a House. Give reasons for your placement. May do up to 5. 5 points each.

    1. Nathan Petrelli would be in Slytherin because he's a politican and a lawyer and therefore cunning. Plus, he's (almost always) loyal to his own/those who matter.
    2. Peter Petrelli would be in Gryffindor because he has that gene that makes him be foolishly brave and heroic all the time. And because he's always trying to save the world.
    3. Mohinder Suresh would be in Ravenclaw because you don't get to be a doctor by being stupid. Brillant and Indian=win/a formula for Ravenclaw [see Padma... usually]
    4. Hiro Nakamura would be in Hufflepuff. While he is very brave, he is also very determined and a hard worker. He's also very loyal to people like his father and Ando. Especially Ando.
    5. Noah Bennet would be in Ravenclaw because he's always thinking about three steps ahead and he's smart. It'd be a toss up between Ravenclaw and Slytherin for him thanks to his morally greyness, but Ravenclaw would win out in the end.

    Completed by: CodeName_Targeter


    Nominate some characters from the HP-verse (some can be of your own making, as well) for the Wizarding Darwin Awards. Describe just what s/he did that was spectacular enough to remove them from the Wizarding gene pool. May do up to 3. 20 points each.


    Bethany Latigid
    Bethany receives the Wizarding Darwin Award for her work at the Atlantia Institute of Relations with Underwater Magical Creatures located in the middle of the English Channel. She was a young witch working an internship as an undersecretary to an ambassador. She oftened complained that the building was much too stuffy and too hot to work in properly. She was expected to dress formally for her job, and tried to wear as little as possible, but she still found it too hot.

    She decided to cure her personal discomfort by opening a window. This resulted both in her own death and the death of four others as her level of the building flooded.



    Humphry Puff
    Humphry receives a Wizarding Darwin Award for his work at the practice of charms. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a young boy in the 70s, but admits he was never a good student. In order to improve his ability at charms, Humphry decided to practice them in front of a mirror to ensure that his form was correct. However, on this unfortunately day, he was attempting a transfiguration charm that changed an object into a tea-cup. Thrilled at getting the charm correct, he attempted it once more in the mirror, where the spell missed it's target, shot out, reflected off the mirror, and hit Humphry square in the chest, turning him into a small tea cup. He was not noticed as missing until his cleaning lady, seeing his wand on the floor, crossed the room to pick it up and stepped on a small tea cup that was beside it.



    Sonny Thompson
    Sonny wins our final award for the evening. He is the recipient of a Wizarding Darwin Award for attempting to murder his wife. Fed up with years of nagging and her inability to produce an heir, Sonny poisoned his wife's glass of wine. However, before he was able to give it to her, they got into a fight, which resulted in her storming out of the room. Sonny was so aggrivated that he downed his own glass of wine and then his wife's from the need for a drink. He then dropped dead seconds later.

    Complete by: Miana Kenobi


    Create one of the brochures that were given to Harry and Co to show them potential career choices. 25 points.

    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/DarkLadyStarscream/DragonBrochure.j
  23. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    THE MUSICAL SPIRIT

    The Musical Spirit


    Take any song and rewrite it so that it is an HP-related parody. May do up to 5. Please post which song your version came from (title/artist, but not necessarily lyrics). 40 points.
    - Bonus: Record your parody for an additional 50 points. Recording must be in MP3, WAV, or WMA format and easily downloadable. MP3 is preferable.




    FAST (Original: Fast froM Zanna,Don't!)

    YUBS: If we didn't think fast could we give the tasks our special twist,
    make poor Nicky shout, 'cause we like abstract art?
    And if we didn't think fast, could we bang on pots and pans,
    make a desperate grasp, make everyone sing a part?

    MIANA: And if it didn't work fast, could we ever get any tasks done?
    You gotta sign up fast, post fast, leave.
    You can procrastinate the first weeks a little bit, but if you gotta do,
    you gotta music fast, draw fast, sleep.

    YUBS, MI, TESS: 'Cuz if we didn't work fast, we would come in last, so we better

    think fast.

    TESS: Listen up now.
    And if we didn't think fast, would Sloshed Stus have ever caught on,
    Just saying that the fic'll be done soon?
    And if it didn't go fast, could the Enterprise enter hyperspace,

    *music cuts off*

    YUBS: What, I'm sorry, I can't do anything with the line, all I can think about is

    the fact that the Enterprise NEVER enters hyperspace.
    TESS: Geek.

    *music resumes*

    Could we ever avoid Nicky's doom?

    YUBS: Or reference Sandman, Star Wars, Eddings, or JRR Tolkien,
    Discworld, or Pretear, or Rent?

    MIANA: Or how about the X-Men, Firefly, V for Vendetta,
    Sweeney Todd, and something rhyming with Rent?

    ALL: We sing that fast, 'cuz we have to go fast, so we don't come in last.
    We do tasks fast, 'cause we start the game off slow;
    'cause once you've gone to Claw, there ain't no place else to go.
    So you better do tasks fast,or someone else just might.
    No one likes disappearers; let's play this game just right!

    TESS: 'Cuz if we didn't work fast, could we have made a thousand banners?
    YUBS: Could I actually finish up a fanfic?
    MIANA: Could I record songs on my cellphone?
    YUBS: Could I call pots and pans instruments?
    TESS: Could we win in the middle of our fall?
    MIANA: Would we have had stuff done last game at all?
    TESS: Could we ever have won a House Cup?
    YUBS: Could we MST page three-sixty-seven?
    ALL: No! We had to work fast, or we'd come in last.
    YUBS: Well if we didn't think fast, would we ever write language for Squid,
    or would we be longing for apostrophes?

    TESS: And, if it didn't think fast, could inspiration strike to crossover with what's

    there on our TVs?

    MIANA: If I didn't work fast, could I ever do MST and VSD and unlimited or stupid

    stupid script?
    TESS: If we don't work fast there's no time for porn
    Just kidding 'bout the porn, this is being posted on JC.

    YUBS, MI, TESS: 'Cuz if we didn't work fast, we would come in last, so we better
    Lyrics by: Yubs

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    Ravenclaw Waltz

    Original: The Logdriver's Waltz (Traditional)

    If you should ask any claw who is actually around
    What pleases them most from their heads to their toes
    They'll say, "I'm really not sure what the first six weeks are for
    But I really do like to procrastinate".

    Chorus
    For we goes scrolling down a-down the task list
    That's when the Ravenclaw starts to feel sleepy
    It's scrolling down, a-down the task list
    The Ravenclaw's waltz scars Nicky completely.

    When the game's nearly over, we will finally start
    To do all the tasks left by disappearers
    We know at the beginning they never take part
    But they still ask to waltz with a Ravenclaw.

    To please both my prefects I'm tasking all day
    To do all the futures and scripts and the banners
    It's a whole lot of work but there's no other way
    When you play in the style of Ravenclaw.

    I've had my chances in game after game
    But none is so fun as procrastinating
    So when the game's over, and
  24. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

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    Gwah. Apologies for the many edits. I think I have finally tracked down and shot all the bizarre character incompatibilities that didn't show up on the tasks forum. (Yes, yes, I know. Use preview.)

    ETA: Congratulations, Ravenclaw.
  25. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    So, umm, shouldn't there be a couple more Houses? :p Apparently the Secondary Houses really ARE hijacking this page. :p
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