Title (and link): A Pair of Thick, Woollen Socks
Ratings/Warnings: 3rd-th yr; Character Death
Category: General Category
"YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT!"
(said in a Voldemort type way)
Sorry, sorry, sorry (said in a more reasoned Pomona Sprout way) I forgot to put a time on this, so I shall leave this open until Midnight BST.
PM me if you're having problems or it's in the queue)
EXTENSION GRANTED UNTIL WEDNESDAY (16th) MIDNIGHT
Yayayay extension! (it only took me like six edits to get this right...)
Title (and link): Tendrils
Ratings/Warnings: 3rd-5th, Character Death (implied), Minor Mental Disorder
Thank you very much for entering.
This is now closed, although I am aware there may be one other in the queue. (and as long as the time stamp is before 17th May then it will still be eligible.) Please PM me if there is a problem.
Sorry, dropping in late . The time stamp is May 15.
Title (and link): Vendetta
Ratings/Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Non-Con, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence, Slash
I am not going to apologise for the delay in judging this because I've had to take my time. Although there were only six one-shots to read, they were all different, all good, and thus, I have found this nigh impossible to pick a winner and runner up.
Here are some notes about each story.
Sirius is one of the most interesting and complex characters to read and write and I do love a story that deals with his psyche. Gwen chose to write about a particularly depressing time in his life and this was well executed. Well done.
A compelling account of Pansy's life. The background Lovisa invented for her is very plausible and the characterisation shines through. I loved the way we peek into Draco through Pansy's memories. I was particularly impressed with the 'word beads' incorporation in this, as it was scarcely noticeable.
The first of the Dumbledore one-shots. He's a hard character to get a handle on, but Aida managed to keep him IC and also added a decent backstory and gave us glimpses into his mind as he prepared to duel his lost love,
Thick Woollen Socks
Albus Dumbledore is perfectly characterised from the beginning in this story. There was a moment where, despite me reading the previous drabbles, I was chilled at the twist on canon that Natalie gave to Dumbledore's supposed 'lie'.
Kara took the difficult route of not only using first person but trying to evince sympathy from us towards Lucius Malfoy. It worked and the tale she wove was interesting and tantalising to read.
Ariana's Bellatrix was a joy to read. A joy in the sense that she was mesmerising. The language in this story was sublime and I was really swept along with this tale of the three kills she remembers.
So, you've all made this incredibly hard for me.
In the end, I had to go back to my first post where I discovered this:
And thus, I am awarding first place toOriginally Posted by me
hestiajones for A Pair of Thick Woollen Socks ~ 10 points
and second place to
lucca4 - Vendetta ~ 5 points
All of you receive ten points for your completed one-shots
Gryffindor - 35 points
Hufflepuff - 40 points
Where are the other houses?
Well done and thank you for entering this competition.