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DLP Competition - Q2 2020 - April - Flash Fiction

Discussion in 'Q2 - April Flash Competition' started by Ched, Apr 3, 2020.

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What Topic? WHAT TOPIC!? WHAT!?!!1!

Poll closed Apr 7, 2020.
  1. 70 Years Later...

    36.8%
  2. Two People at the Daily Prophet still have Integrity

    18.4%
  3. Tom Riddle sorted into Gryffindor

    28.9%
  4. April Fools

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Founders

    5.3%
  6. Hogwarts

    10.5%
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  1. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Also talk here if you like. I didn't wanna end up with two comp threads for this one competition and need to combine them later.

    Had some fun ideas/entries this time. A bit biased towards things involving Voldemort, but I guess that's to be expected.
     
  2. Gaius

    Gaius Fourth Year

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    I ended up voting for 7 and 5. The Fleamont story was my favorite I think since it had good characterization of Fleamont and Effie and a couple neat ideas about divination. I think the use of the prompt was also pretty unique. The prose was also pretty solid.

    i also liked 5. There were a couple awkward moments writing-wise, but I think the potions deal is a great frame, and it opens a lot of questions for me while also feeling complete as a flash fiction piece focusing on Gerald. I’d love to see the author return to the piece and flesh out how the statute fell.
     
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  3. Selethe

    Selethe normalphobe

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    My favorites were #6 and #5, with an honorable mention to #7. I'm happy with the entries received. Not gonna lie, there have been some competitions in the past where I wouldn't even review, because it was such a chore to read through some of the entries and I just gave up (disclaimer: I've definitely written at least one such story myself). In this round, some fics were better than others, but none were bad. The writing style in a few stories tickled something in the back of my head and I could probably make an educated guess as to who might've written them, but the majority I had absolutely no clue on. It's reminded me that DLP has a lot of talented authors lurking around.

    I just wanted to thank everyone who contributed. It was a joy to read through these.
     
  4. soczab

    soczab Groundskeeper

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    I agree, some good quality stories this time. There were a lot I liked. I think sometimes the shorter word count gets more people to jump in.

    Also, I think it might be a fun game to see how you score on the guessing of that 'tickling.'
     
  5. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Congratulations to...!
    Uh, me. It was mine?
    Entry #7 - Fleamont Potter and the Magic Eight Ball

    And the runner-up, Entry #5!
    If this was your entry let me know if you want credit or no!

    ...and good job to a close third as well for Entry #6, but we're not doing third places!

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    Great job everyone - glad we had so many people review and vote. And you can see how I personally voted in that image.

    Authors - Feel free to claim your stories and respond to comments / feedback / whatever in your thread. I'll close them in a week or two (or when I remember) so get your thoughts in now!
     
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