April challenge ~ we are proud to present ~
So, the new challenge for The Three Broomsticks is to be ...
The Gauntlet ~ Rosmerta Style
The rules are simple.
Below is a list of Potterverse characters. You need to select one and write a series of drabbles about him or her based on the prompts the barmaids shall leave you.
In a true Gauntlet, the aim is to turn your drabbles into a oneshot, but your barmaids are a free and easy bunch who know some of you like to drop in and drabble. However, if you manage to turn your four drabbles into a oneshot, then we will be impressed!
There will be four prompts over the four weeks (starting Sunday, April 1st).
Threads will be locked every Sunday at 8pm when the new prompt will be posted.
A note about the list of characters. There are no Next Gen characters and no very minor characters because this is a competition about characterisation and canon knowledge. By canon – I mean ‘THE BOOKS’. Movie-truths that aren’t compatible with the books (like Ginny tying a shoelace) will cause frownage! *insert scary face here.*
There are no claims on the characters, but once you’ve picked one, you have to stick with it.
You don’t have to compete every week, but there will be extra points if you run the whole gauntlet without skipping.
List of characters.
Fred Weasley (snr)
James Potter (snr)
5 points per week for participation and an extra 5 points if you complete all four prompts.
10 points for first place each week.
5 points for second place each week.
Oneshots validated by 15th May will receive an extra 10 points, and if there are enough submissions, we will award first and second place.
So, what now?
Well, now, you may peruse the list, make your choice and wait for Sunday April 1st when the first prompt will be posted.
Use the Ask A Barmaid thread, or PM one of us.
Madam Carmerta and Madam Russia
Week 1 - THE MINI GAUNTLET ROSMERTA STYLE - RESULTS IN
So welcome, drabblers and barflies, all. Welcome to The Three Broomsticks, home of many a fine elf-wine, Mermish gin, Ogdens Firewhisky and lashings of Butterbeer.
Your prompt for week one is in the spirit of today and is ...
This however, is mere inspiration.
The Riddikulus spell is used to fight off a Boggart - the manifestation of your character's deepest fear. They do not have to physically defeat a Boggart, but they must be confronted with their fear. Whether they defeat their fear or not is up to you.
EDIT: To make this clear: A Boggart does not have to appear. Your character does not have to use magic to defeat anything (because, let's face it, poor old Dudders would be helpless).
List of characters and recap of rules can be found here.
Use this form when you enter:
All drabbles should be between 300-500 words and need to be compliant with MNFF guidelines. You are encouraged to use a beta.We judge not only on SPaG but characterisation and plot. We also reserve the right to not award points if the drabbles received are not of sufficient quality.
Do not let the fate of this fair lady befall you. Click here.
This thread will be closed at 8pm (BST) on Sunday 8th April when the next prompt will be posted.
Bonne chance, mes amies.
Mesdames Carole and Russia