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    Madam Pomfrey's One-Shot Triathlon - Winners announced!

    Madam Pomfrey’s One-Shot Triathlon


    Hello and welcome to the Character Clinic One-Shot Triathlon, running from 1st March to 31st May.

    The triathlon is – like the name already suggests – divided into three parts. The first part, running throughout March, will be about major characters, the second part, running throughout April, focuses on minor characters, and the final part, running throughout May, will be about original characters.

    What does the triathlon entail?

    At the beginning of a month, I’m going to post a couple of prompts/situations to hopefully inspire you. You then pick one character and write a one-shot for one of the prompts/situations. You can use any character you like, but the character must fit into the parts, meaning in round one, you can’t write about Susan Bones as she clearly is a minor character, or when we are in round three, you cannot write about Harry Potter as he isn’t an original character. If you are unsure whether your chosen character is a major or minor character, take a look into the respective subforums. If you don’t find a thread on your chosen character, don’t hesitate to ask.

    You don’t need to have a thread for your original character in the Character Clinic, but I encourage you to have one because the comments and questions from fellow members will help you develop your OC into a believable character.

    Participation is free for everyone, and no one has to do all three parts, unless you want to. If you don’t feel like doing round one, but round two and three, go ahead.

    Rules:

    + For each round, you may enter as many one-shots as you like.

    + You may ONLY enter one-shots. No chaptered stories are allowed.

    + All stories must have at least 1,500 words.

    + You MUST include your House and forum name in the SUMMARY of your story. You also need to state that your story is for the Character Clinic Triathlon.

    + Stories are to be submitted into the most suitable category (e.g. if you write about Scorpius Malfoy, then your one-shot probably belongs into Next-Gen or Other Pairings).

    + All standard MNFF rules apply. You must include appropriate warnings, use correct grammar etc, etc.

    + You may use a beta. (I beg that you use a beta.)


    There will be five points awarded per participant per round, meaning if e.g. Equinox Chick decides to write two stories for round one and one for round three, she will receive five points for round one and five points for round three.

    Each round will have two finalists. First and second place for each round will receive 15 and 10 points respectively. The overall winner will receive 20 points.

    Submissions for round one open on the 1st March and close on 31st March. Submissions for round two open on the 1st April and close on 30th April. Submissions for round three open on the 1st May and close on 31st May. Any later submissions won’t count into the round’s judging progress.


    Any questions, ask them here. Otherwise, have fun.
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    Can someone use the same character as someone else in the major and minor character events?

    Are there ratings and warnings limits (no Professors, no AU, etc.)?

    Are OCs permissible as background characters for the first two events?

    Does the story have to be in the queue by the deadline (timestamped on that date) or validated by the deadline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    Can someone use the same character as someone else in the major and minor character events?
    Yes. It doesn't matter if someone else already wrote about Draco for instance. If you like to write about Draco, you can write about him.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    Are there ratings and warnings limits (no Professors, no AU, etc.)?
    No limits. Whatever comes to your mind is permissible as long as it follows submission rules of MNFF.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    Are OCs permissible as background characters for the first two events?
    If the OCs are held very minor, yes. They may speak and have a little interaction with the canon character, but the main focus should really lie on the canon characters.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    Does the story have to be in the queue by the deadline (timestamped on that date) or validated by the deadline?
    Timestamped will suffice. If you notice that you are getting close to the deadline, send me a PM so that I am notified that you submitted a story. Though, of course, should you then be rejected and the deadline is already gone, I can't consider your story in the respective round, so better get your submissions in the queue in a timely manner.
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    Can you write stories that are about one character, feature other major characters, and then write another story featuring one of the previously featured characters?

    A confusing question when I see it written out, but can I still have an answer?

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    Let's see if I understood you correctly, Molly: So you want to for example write a story that features the trio - Harry, Ron and Hermione (with the main focus on Harry) - and then write a second story about Hermione? If that's the case, yes. Go ahead.
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    I have another, probably overanalytical, question, but I have a plot bunny that I'd like to push/pull/drag into this contest, so I need a way in.

    2) Your chosen character is newly in love and about to experience his/her first kiss. What does he/she feel? What is the kiss like?
    Does this have to be the character's very very very first kiss, like the teenage kind, or the first kiss shared with a certain someone? For example, let's say that there is a person who is married and has fallen out of love. Said person falls in love with someone else and kisses that other person for the first time. Does this scenario qualify for this particular prompt?

    That was probably unintelligible and discombobulated, but that's the best I can do to phrase it.
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    It's taken some time, my apologies for that, but here we are with announcing the winners. Though, first of all, let me tell you: I was impressed. Every single story was very well written and charming in its own, and judging the Triathlon was the hardest challenge I had to judge up to this day. You all made for a very gripping fight for those winning places.

    So, long story made short, I may proudly present the winners:

    Round 1 - Major Canon Characters

    Winner - Hokey with A Serene Sensation
    Runner-up - Equinox Chick with Sixth Time's the Charm



    Round 2 - Minor Canon Characters

    Winner - Northumbrian with Bare
    Runner-up - Weasley Mom with Second Chance



    Round 3 - Original Characters

    Winner - Weasley Mom with Seventh Year Slytherin
    Runner-up - Equinox Chick with O.W.L.s, Quidditch and the Added Distraction of Sirius Black



    Overall Winner

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    House points:

    Gryffindor: 10 (2x5)
    Hufflepuff: 90 (9x5 + 3x10 + 1x15)
    Ravenclaw: 75 (8x5 + 1x15 + 1x20)
    Slytherin: 25 (2x5 + 1x15)


    Congratulations to all the winners. Make sure to check each entry out and leave lots of reviews! I'll combine the threads and move them to Hippocrates Library for your perusal.

    Thanks for a great challenge. It's been a pleasure reading such fantastic stories.

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