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Pureblood
Hufflepuff
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1st year Wix
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"I know. Okay, I know, Antonio... So needy..." Gellert Grindelwald

Finally free of work for a few hours, you send an owl to your significant other, asking them to meet you for a dinner date. Only... the restaurant in question has lost the record of your reservation. Instead, you decide to go on a picnic. That's romantic too, right? How wrong you were...

TASK:
Your task is to write a journal entry depicting the interruption of your picnic date by a Chupacabra. Does the creature attack? Or do you see it in time? Is your date ruined, or is this just another adventure? The choice is yours.


RULES
- Entries should be posted in this thread.
- Entries must be 200 or more words, and must be in journal entry format to count.
- All work must be your own and must abide by all HEX rules and guidelines.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
- Any questions may be posted in this thread or sent to Dustin or Jen.
- Entries are due by March 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM HEX time.
- Prize winners will be chosen by randomizer.


PRIZES
First Place - 15,000 galleons
Second Place - 10,000 galleons
Third Place - 5,000 galleons



Participation in this event will count towards April's Book of Records
 

Muggle Born
Ravenclaw
“Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.”
3rd year Witch
Status: Online
Age: 51
Posts: 48,489
15 March

Well this picnic was a total fiasco! I know that I am supposed to love all magical creatures, but some of them really take the pumpkin pasty if you know what I mean.

I was just trying to have a nice time with my sweetie. A romantic picnic sounded perfect. I had made sure to even bring our favorite elf-made wine. As we settled down under the stars, we snuggled close and I conjured two crystal wine goblets out of thin air and proceeded to fill them with the lovely dark red wine. That is when it happened.

All of a sudden a Chupacabra leaped out of the underbrush and lunged for my glass! I guess it thought it was blood and was looking for an easy meal. In its frantic efforts, it sent dishes and blanket flying everywhere. My poor sweetie was covered in food and wine! Before you could say ‘Dragon Bogies’, it was gone. The Chupacabra had vanished back into the night.

My honey and I looked blankly at each other before we burst out laughing. After all, what use is it crying after the Potion is spilled? We packed up our stuff and headed straight for the ministry to report the wandering monster before anyone got hurt. What a night1!

[WC- 216]


 

Pureblood
Ravenclaw
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What a horrible day it has been… I was so looking forward to this evening, with a romantic dinner after a hard week of work. I was finally able to spend a bit of relaxing and quality time with my dear husband. But then the restaurant had lost my reservation! Reservation I had done MONTHS ago, to ensure this night was ours! Trying to save the evening, he had suggested a picnic in our favorite park and watching the sun set behind the distant hills. I was still grumpy about my cancelled plans, but I had to admit it was a good idea. My mood improved as we prepared our picnic basket and I was starting to really look forward to our evening again. The weather was perfect, it was warm with a small breeze. We had the whole park for ourselves, only a few passersby were walking their dogs after work but no one else would linger in the park for some reason despite the nice weather. We set the blanket under a tree, near the pond. We could clearly see the hills ahead of us and it was a quiet spot. After setting out our dinner, I was about to express my gratitude to him for having had such a good idea to save the day… when a horrible scaly creature fell down in the middle of our blanket! A Chupacabra, as it seems, decided to jump down from its branch and join our dinner, uninvited! It gave me such a scare! The scaly creature did not lose any time and started rummaging through our food before I could pull myself back together! My husband tried to shoo it away, shoving the blanket, shooting sparks out of his wand, throwing rocks to it, but nothing seemed to scare the horrid creature! In the end, I had to carefully take our yet untouched roasted chicken out from under the cover and throw it away as far as I could into the pond. The Chupacabra went straight for it. I didn’t even check it if knew how to swim, I didn’t care at that point! I gathered what was left of our belongings and ran away from the park as fast as I could, as far away as possible from the beast! I was so disgusted by it, I didn’t eat anything in the end and am about to go to bed on an empty stomach. As I said, horrible day!

(WC- 411)
 

Pureblood
Slytherin
No Pranks! It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.
Graduated Witch
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Age: 61
Posts: 24,709
March 27
What started out to be a wonderful day, quickly turned into a nightmare. Jess and I were sitting there staring up at the sky. We had just finished eating and had not started to clean up yet. I heard a rustling of leaves, but paid no attention to it. I assumed it was a squirrel or a bird.
We laid down just enjoying the day. As the sun started to set we slowly got up and started packing things away. I heard the rustling again. This time I was a bit more concerned and kept a watch on the bush. All of a sudden a creature leaped towards us. I screamed and jumped up ready to run. It landed on my boyfriend's leg. I heard a gasp come from him. I pulled my wand and was able to use a spell to get the creature loose. There was blood on his leg. I looked again at the creature and realized it was a Chupacabra.
I yelled to Jess, "Quick we have to get out of here." He jumped up as the Chupacabra started to free itself from the spell. It jumped towards us as we apparated out of the park. We were in front of St Mungo's and I insisted he go and and get checked out. He moaned and I dragged him in. I explained what happened and they took him right in. After about a half hour he came out. They released him. There were no ill effects from the creature.
We went home. I was sorry to leave my things behind, but there was no way I would go anywhere near that area, Things could be replaced, but not people.
WC 285
 

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Muggle Born
Ravenclaw
To live will be an awfully big adventure
2nd year Witch
Status: Offline
Age: 25
Posts: 856
23rd March, 2020

Disappearing porlocks! Horklump juice! One day. Just one normal day. That's all I wanted. But no, I'm to have no peace at all. Of all the things that had to have happened today, well, the worst happened. But wait. Let me begin at the beginning.

So, after our lovely Valentine's Day picnic was completely ruined by the Re'em, Charles and I decided to book a dinner reservation at that fancy new restaurant that has just opened up; the one I was writing about last week. Well, when we arrived there, all ready to enjoy a night to ourselves, they informed us that we had made no reservation at all! The nerve of these young wizards, I'm telling you! Arguing for an hour in vain, we finally decided to settle for an impromptu picnic at this pretty spot that Charles knew.

So far, so good. We were having these little cheese sandwiches and sipping some orange juice under a nice, leafy banyan tree, supplies we had somehow procured from a nearby Muggle shop (thank goodness, I always keep a little bit of Muggle money on me at all times!). We were comfortable and relaxed, and Charles was telling me all about that unruly witch he'd had to deal with lately, when suddenly-bam! A chupacabra leapt out at us from behind the bush! It started jumping around on all six of its legs, doing God knows what, destroying our little cheese sandwiches. All previous Chupacabra studies have indicated that they prefer sucking the blood of goats. Surely, it didn't think we were goats! Disgusted as I was with this rude interruption, I couldn't help but notice that our Chupacabra friend had a very particular green spot on the top of its head, in addition to the characteristic blue markings and red rings on its body. But even the excitement of making a potentially significant discovery could not make me explore further on this occasion. We packed up what was left of our little picnic and headed home.

(335 words)


 

Mixed Blood
Ravenclaw
3rd year Witch
Status: Offline
Age: 61
Posts: 11,696
March 14

Today was a complete disaster although I guess it could have been worse. I mean a least no one got hurt.

I had the perfect picnic planed with chicken, pasta salad, fruit, and brownies for dessert my date loves chocolate. I even had a bottle of wine. We had just set everything up and opened the bottle of wine when I heard a noise and noticed something moving in the bushes not too far away and decided to investigate. It didn’t take long for me to realize that it was a Chupacabra. I knew we had to get out of there quickly before it attacked so I grabbed my date and we quickly apparated out of there.

I then left my date at home so that I could report the Chupacabra to the Ministry and then spent the rest of the day trying to catch it before someone got hurt. The area it was in was an area that is frequented by muggles and I knew they would be unable to cope with it. Unfortunately, despite my quick return to the area I found several panicked muggles but lucking they hadn’t been hurt so quick memory charm solved that problem.

I finally made it home. So much for my day off but at least we caught the monster before anyone got hurt. Now I just had to find a way to make things up to my date.

WC - 239


Edited by Barbara Simcox

 

Mixed Blood
Gryffindor
ISO McGonagall’s Blackboard
5th year Witch
Status: Offline
Age: 67
Posts: 25,221
26 March 2020
What a day! I thought it would be relaxing to have a picnic with my boyfriend in the nature preserve. It was a fine, sunny, early spring day; he's a gourmet chef and offered to bring a right smart spread, so how could I say no?
It all started well enough; we found a beautiful meadow at the edge of the woods and spread a checkered cloth on the soft ground. Hank opened the wicker basket and produced rosemary roasted chicken, baby kale and microgreens salad tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing, light, fluffy biscuits with fig compote, and a beautifully baked double-crusted apple pie.
We had polished off the salad and were halfway through the chicken when I heard a rustling in the woods beyond our meadow. Hank heard it too. We paused and listened as the rustling got louder, meaning that whatever it was was getting closer to us.
Suddenly, a dark gray blur burst from the shadows of the woods and streaked across our blanket between us, upsetting a half-empty pitcher of lemonade. We barely had time to collect ourselves when a second, larger gray blur emerged from the woods and gave chase to the first blur.
When the second blur caught up with the first one, they paused thirty feet from us and gave us a sizing up. We both knew to avoid direct eye contact with wild animals so as not to be seen as a threat. Still, it was difficult to look away from the frightening yet magnificent creatures before us.
After a few moments that seemed an eternity, both animals turned and darted away through the meadow, gamboling like young puppies, full of the invigorating elixir that is spring.
We turned to each other and whispered simultaneously, "Chupacabra!"
Years later, when we recalled the event, we spoke of how fortunate we were that the two chupacabras that stumbled upon our picnic were young ones; otherwise we might not have lived to tell the tale.

[Word Count - 334]
 

Muggle Born
Ravenclaw
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
2nd year Witch
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Age: 25
Posts: 4,748
29 March

I've just had a wonderful encounter with a brilliant creature: the fiesty chupacabra!

My husband, wonderful man, took a day off from the Ministry to take me out on a picnic for our anniversary...isn't that just the sweetest! He didn't even complain when I brought along my field journal and insisted we inspect the nearby trees for bowtruckle specimens....I'm doing an experiment you see. That is a discussion for another day however.

I finally tore myself free of my notes, cuddling close to the world's most patient man, when I spotted it at the edge of the blanket he'd laid out, attempting to make off with a slice of roast beef! A chupacabra! They'd always fascinated me as a child, you know. Reptilian and clever. You should hear some of the legends surrounding them!

At any rate, I was so eager to get up close and personal with this specimen that I flung myself across the blanket and landed square in the middle of a lovely fruit salad my husband had made. Not to mention the accidentaly kick I landed to his gut. The chupacabra was startled by the sudden motion and darted away before I could get even a finger on it....much to my disappointment. I must have looked mad, wandering about with the state of my clothes, seeing if I could find the beast.

Alas, next time, I'll endeavour to keep my head when I spot the little bugger.

....and perhaps I should plan another picnic. I certainly do owe my husband for ruining the beautiful lunch he'd planned for us. Luckily, he was in a pretty good humor about the entire matter, even helping me look for the elusive reptile, laughing at my attempts to scale a suspicious looking tree. In the end, though I didn't capture the chupacabra for study, I did find a bowtruckle! Though I may have ruined lunch, my husband didn't seem to mind and it was, overall, a successful day.

[WC: 328]

 

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Ticket List:
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2 Tanomi
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4 Banushka
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Pureblood
Hufflepuff
Open me and find, there's a whole new world inside!
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And the randomizer has spoken!

First Place - 15,000 galleons - Banushka
Second Place - 10,000 galleons - JosetteElise
Third Place - 5,000 galleons - Tanomi

Congratulations to the three of you! Please post a tradelink below to collect your prize.

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Pureblood
Ravenclaw
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Age: 35
Posts: 1,344
https://www.hexrpg.com/trading?action=show&tradingid=17517961

What a nice surprise, thank you! ^_^ Congrats to the other winners!

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Ravenclaw
To live will be an awfully big adventure
2nd year Witch
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Age: 25
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Thank you so much! 😁

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Congratulations everyone!

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Pureblood
Slytherin
No Pranks! It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.
Graduated Witch
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Posts: 24,709
Thank you!!!
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Second Place - 10,000 galleons - JosetteElise

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