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Flash Comp - Summer 2022

Discussion in 'Story Competitions' started by Ched, Jun 19, 2022.

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Flash Comp -- Pick a topic!

Poll closed Wednesday at 5:20 AM.
  1. Vampires

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. Dark Magic

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. Wizards in 2200

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 1st Person - not Harry POV

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. Harry POV - not at Hogwarts

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  6. Marauders

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Flash Comp - Summer 2022

    Topic - Harry's POV & NOT at Hogwarts


    Location / setting can't be at Hogwarts. Harry can be any age.

    Let's do a quick competition to get us back in the saddle! I apologize for vanishing for a few months-- that was shitty of me, my bad everyone. I'll go ahead and get the next poll up for a longer, regular story competition once this one starts.

    Vote in the poll if you think you might write. It's okay if you don't end up doing so, but at least hope that you might do so if you are voting!

    Winner gets a star for their profile, but the 'winner's banner' is going to keep hanging out with the last winner of a full competition until the next one ends.

    Xiph0 and I may know your identity but otherwise you'll be kept anonymous unless you choose to claim your story after the competition.

    Word Count: 750-1500 words
    Due Date: July 11th
    (send your stories via pm to @Xiph0)
    Voting (estimate): July 12th-25th

    This is a flash competition so you aren't required
    to leave a full 200+ words of review - just give your
    thoughts and try to be helpful! Voting will be done
    either via poll or via point distribution depending
    upon number of entries.

    Authors MUST review AND vote but cannot vote for themselves!

    Vote for the winners in the poll/s -- how many you can vote for will depend on the number of entries.
    You need to review every story and I'd prefer you link to your review, but I understand that's a PITA so it's okay if you need to skip.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2022 at 2:57 AM
  2. haphnepls

    haphnepls Seventh Year

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    Go, go vampires!
     
  3. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    It'll be on the next poll too, FYI. Was popular in the 'post a prompt' thread.
     
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    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Just a clarification here on "not Harry POV" before it becomes an issue-- it needs to be someone mentioned somewhere in the series, books or movies or even the damn video games.

    Don't write a story about Mary Smith the American looking to buy maple syrup in muggle London whilst interacting with not a single HP character.
     
  5. Mr. Mixed Bag

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    Wizards in 2200 sounds interesting, but also way too AU to manage in Flash. Non-Harry POV for me.
     
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    haphnepls Seventh Year

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    I feel like this has been already answered but I forgot - what's the rule about crossovers?
     
  7. H_A_Greene

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    Looks like a four-way split in the votes right now, so, 1st Person POV James leads the Marauders against a Vampire nest, years later Harry returns to finish the sire.
     
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    Niez Competition Winner CHAMPION

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    You spoke too soon my friend. Its a five way tie now.
     
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    Obviously Harry has to use Dark Magic to kill the sire 200 years after the Marauders couldn't with their Light Magic. Simple.
     
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    haphnepls Seventh Year

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    So we're to expect 20 entries? :)
     
  11. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    If we have a lot of entries (too many for a poll) we'll do it a batch again.

    That said, I need to update the rules. They are relaxed for a flash comp with poll voting instead of point distribution and less of a review req. I'll do that in a few.

    But yes! The WINNER is Harry POV but NOT at Hogwarts! You fuckers fucking with the polls. Do we like being able to change our votes? We wanted that at one point and I'm still good with it.
     
  12. LucyInTheSkye

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    Does not at Hogwarts mean pre or post Harry's Hogwarts career or does it just mean that the location can't be Hogwarts?
     
  13. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Location /setting can't be at Hogwarts. Harry can be any age.