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    RETURN OF THE BRAWL - Get your wands ready, drabblers! ~ Sign ups~


    Shamelessly nicked from Teh Ebil One, the current Barmaids bring you...

    The Fourth TTB Drabble Brawl!

    Are you ready to throw the smackdown with your fellow drabblers and show off your skills? Have you and your neighbouring thread-owner have had a dispute over a pint of Butterbeer regarding characterization? Do you feel that the weekly challenge winners don’t fully represent the skills of the drabblers in Rosmerta’s pub? Or are you just up for a good drabble writing frenzy?

    Well, the only civilized way to handle this is by participating in the Three Broomsticks Drabble Brawl! So take out your quills and parchment and get ready to BRAWL!

    The concept of the Drabble brawl began on LJ many moons ago, but the previous landlady introduced it to this bar in 2008. It was an immediate success.
    Here are the rules. Read carefully, for they may have changed since the last round.

    The Drabble Brawl Rules [Modified: 21/2/2011 – OOH, UK dd/mm/yy]

    1. First of all, you must be sorted into a House to participate or sign up.

    2. On that note, do not sign up unless you're absolutely sure you'll have time to participate. This competition may run for several weeks, and you'll be required to turn in a drabble to Equinox Chick for each weekly challenge until you're eliminated.

    Important Note: The weekly challenges for TTB Drabble Brawl are separate than the regular Weekly Drabble Challenges held. Do not confuse the two. The Weeklies are open to everyone in the forum whilst the Drabble Brawl challenges will only be open to the participants. Also do not confuse this with a Gauntlet style challenge – there is a time limit for each elimination round.

    3. And in that similar fashion, said challenges will be posted every Sunday night, and the entries for that challenge will be due the next Thursday at 8:PM GMT. The drabbles will be posted by Equinox Chick within a few hours of the deadline – any identifying names will be removed prior to that so anonymity can be maintained during the voting process. Please do not tell anyone which drabble you wrote! If any of the barmaids hear any sort of rumour that you’re telling other users which drabble to vote for, you will be immediately disqualified/banned – this applies to non-participants as well.

    Face it, guys, it’s uncool to cheat. You want to win because you’re the best drabbler and not the one with the biggest flist!

    4. Other drabblers [including the participants, yes you can vote for yourself] will then have until 3:PM GMT on Sunday, unless otherwise noted, to vote for their favourite and least favourite drabbles in a poll

    5. The least favourite votes will be subtracted from the favourite votes. Example: Someone who receives 3 + votes and 5 - votes will have a total of -2 points.

    6. The contestant with the least amount of points will be eliminated, given a pat on the head, some points, and can no longer participate, whilst everyone else moves on to the next challenge thus having survived! Participation points will only be given to brawlers who send their drabbles in on time. If I have to disqualify you then no points will be given.
    EDIT: [28th February 2010] It may be necessary to have more than one contestant eliminated each week. It is largely dependant on participation, but it will be made clear how many will be leaving when the polls are posted.

    7. In the event of a tie, the drabbles in question will be posted with a sudden death poll.

    8. The overall winner of the Drabble Brawl will receive immense shinyness, bragging rights and ... oh, yeah, twenty points for their house. The second place runner up will receive fifteen points, and the third place contestant will receive ten. (This includes your participation points)The contestant who receives the most votes every week will earn five points for their house for that week.

    9. Participants and viewers alike must have an open mind to all ships and ideas, including slash. Ratings for drabbles can be as high as 3rd-5th Years and must have appropriate warnings, if necessary. If you are in any doubt about your subject matter/warnings etc then you must PM me.(Equinox Chick)

    10. Drabbles must be 100-499 words. MNFF Submission Guidelines still apply. Please double-check for grammar, and spelling. Equinox Chick is not your beta and will not format the story for you. If you do not name your drabble, I will title it "Untitled".
    BE VERY AWARE that drabbles called Untitled can get confused with other drabbles called Untitled so I STRONGLY recommend that you title your drabble!

    NOTE: You may not use betas. This is part due to the fact that betas give you an unfair advantage over drabblers who don't use betas, but also because you can't remain anonymous if someone has seen your drabble. There’s an honour system in place here, brawlers, but we also hear whispers ... so BEWARE!

    11. Contestants may not post their drabbles anywhere until after the results are posted by the Barmaids. Failure to maintain anonymity will result in instant disqualification.

    12. NEW RULE – Mods may enter and not just for participation points. Because this is anonymous, you will be allowed to win.

    If you've read and understand the rules make sure to add the words "Draco Malfoy wears leather trousers at the weekend" in your sign up form.

    The Barmaids hope that you guys are looking forward to participating since it will be your peers judging your drabbles instead of just the old soaks who run the bar. On that note, like always, don’t forget it’s for fun! Any questions can be asked over at the Question Corner #6- Ask the Barmaid.

    ++Past Drabble Brawl Winners::

    ++Round 1:: Evester of Hufflepuff
    ::Round 2++ Azhure of Ravenclaw
    ++Round 3:: Uncompleted but it was between bothering snape, Equinox Chick and Eternalangel.

    Sign ups will run from today 21st February until Sunday 27th February 3pm GMT. The first prompt will be posted shortly afterwards.
    Sign up in this thread using this form.

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    B]Favourite Potterverse Character:[/B]
    B]Brawling weapon of choice:[/B]
    B]Present you’d give to the barmaids (be creative):[/B
    Huge thank you to mugglemathdork who introduced this competition over two years ago and whose words I've only slightly adapted this time around.


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    Name: the opaleye
    House: Slytherin
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Harry.
    Brawling weapon of choice: Dudley's cake.
    Present you’d give to the barmaids (be creative): A free passage through Mirkwood if you're nice.

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Draco Malfoy wears leather trousers at the weekend.
    EQ Edit: I agree and possibly under his robes during Potions.
    RS Edit: This conjures up some rather delicious images in my mind, thank-you Both<3

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    Name: hestiajones
    House: HUFFLEPUFF!
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Albus Dumbledore
    Brawling weapon of choice: My Peeled Potatoes!
    Present you'd give to the barmaids (be creative): A plaque that says "Queen of the Non-Literary"
    EQ Edit: Interesting gift. But I'd rather have Draco's trousers.
    RS Edit: You can have his trousers, if I can have the rest ;-)

    Draco Malfoy wears leather trousers during the weekends. They are orange in colour and are made of real runespoor hide.

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    Name: WeasleyMom
    House: Hufflepuff
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Hermione, Ron, Harry, the Weasleys (I'm so boring)
    Brawling weapon of choice: Snape's hair gel
    Present you'd give to the barmaids (be creative): Um... Sirius Black?
    EQ Edit: That could well cause bloodshed in the bar.
    Lori Edit: Hence, the BRAWL.

    I saw Draco Malfoy in Hogsmeade on Saturday: he totally wears leather trousers on the weekends!

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    Name: Sainyn Swiftfoot/BB!
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Dumbledore, Hermione, Luna or me. (Yes, I'm in the potterverse. I'm living at Hermione's after she kicked Ron out for being an arse. Luna, ahem, drops by sometimes. I don't like Dumbledore for the same reasons I like Hermione or Luna, who ever was wondering. Sigh.)
    Brawling weapon of choice: A long, pointy stick, a couple of rubberbands, a paperclip and a toothbrush. Be afraid. Very afraid.
    Present you'd give to the barmaids: Sirius' address, an invisibility cloak and a hidden camera. Make of it what you will *innocent face*

    Draco Malfoy wears leather trousers at the weekend! (But wasn't the point of this to make sure that we read the rules? How then, is the purpose served by having it at the end in bright colours? :P)

    EQ Edit - good point. well made. *ponders*

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    Name: MissMeg/Meg
    House: Ravenclaw
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Snape (I’m very very unique in that aspect) **
    Brawling weapon of choice: An orc axe
    Present you’d give to the barmaids: My English homework

    Draco Malfoy lost a bet, and now he has to wear leather trousers around Hogwarts this weekend.

    ** EQ Edit: Not that unique, there's quite a few Sev fans on the board and he is a joy to write.

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    Name: Melody93
    House: Slytherin
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Hermione
    Brawling weapon of choice: My yellow nail file.
    Present you’d give to the barmaids: Coconut biscuits!
    EQ Edit: I like coconut biscuits and will sneak them all away before the other two find out.
    RS Edit: You can have my share Carole, coconut isn't really my thing ;-)

    Draco Malfoy wears leather trousers at the weekend!

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    Name: ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    House: Ravenclaw
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Allllllllllllbus Potter
    Brawling weapon of choice: The Mighty Mace (and not the pepper spray one,either)
    Present you'd give to the barmaids (be creative): A large, shaggy black dog with grey eyes and the curious ability to understand what you're saying.
    EQ Edit: Awww, good doggy.

    And, of course Draco Malfoy wears leather trousers at the weekend! What sort of mad question is that?!
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    Name: Molly
    House: Ravenclaw!
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Luna Lovegood
    Brawling weapon of choice: The Poking Stick!
    Present you'd give to the barmaids (be creative): I'll untie Professor Snape, and let him out of the Ravenclaw Common Room so you can borrow him. Just make sure you give him back before Chante' notices!

    EQ Edit:Hmm, I don't think Miss Meg and MAPF will let him back in. Is he good at washing up? Us barmaids are sick of washing glasses and I can't see him being a particularly convivial barman...
    Poking stick sounds scary.

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    Name: Maple
    House: Gryffindor
    Favourite Potterverse Character: Snape!!! And Oliver Wood and Remus Lupin
    Brawling weapon of choice: My brother's socks!
    Present you'd give to the barmaids (be creative): My chem lab, haha, just kidding, how does Cedric Diggory alive sound?
    EQ Edit: Madam Russia will thank you muchly for your offering!
    Maple: Realized just now that I should have offered the Tenth Doctor (who supposidly makes a good Hamlet )
    RS Edit: OM NOM NOM NOM! GIMMIE CEDRIC! (Wouldn't mind a piece of the 10th Doctor either ;-))
    EQ (again): 10th doctor is mine and I'm hoping he makes a good Benedick in Much Ado when I see him in June (with Catherine Tate as Beatrice)

    Draco Malfoy wears leather pants on the weekend, even though dragon hide is much more attractive
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