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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets October Contest: Playful Packing



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Fairy princess

Queen of hearts
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Ginny: Mummy, have you seen my jumper?
Molly: Yes, dear, it was on the cat.

- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)


TASK

This year is very special for little Ginny Weasley: her very first year at Hogwarts. She's grown up all her life watching each of her older brothers receive their letters and disappear off for most of the year one after the other, and finally it's her turn. Of course, we don't get much of an insight into her actions, thoughts or feelings as she prepares for the biggest day of her life. The good news is, that leaves it up to you to imagine what sort of emotions she experienced as she packed her first ever Hogwarts trunk!

Imagine you are watching Ginny pack her trunk. Select 5 items (not school supplies) that might make it into her luggage for her first year, and write 2-3 sentences for each item explaining why she chose it - sentimental value, practical reasons, or something else? Then, write a short diary entry from Ginny's perspective the night before she leaves for school.



RULES

- You must specify at least 5 items Ginny picked to take to Hogwarts with her. These cannot be school supplies (such as books, robes or her cauldron), or canon items we know she had (such as Tom Riddle's diary).
- You must name each item/make it clear what it is. Each item must have 2-3 sentences with it to explain why Ginny took it.
- The diary entry must be between 100-200 words, and must focus on how Ginny feels about starting at Hogwarts.
- First prize will be chosen by Magical Archives staff. Second and third place will be randomized from eligible entries. You must submit both parts together to be eligible.
- Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification.
- Any questions can be asked in this thread or owled to Tati.
- Entries must be posted in this hidden replies thread by 11:59pm on October 31st to be eligible.
- All HEX terms apply.



PRIZES

First: 50,000 G + 500 HP
Second: 25,000 G + 250 HP
Third: 10,000 G + 250 HP


Participation in this contest will count toward November's Book of Records
 

Slytherpuff

I like Pie

DarkTwinSoul

Slytherpuff

I like Pie

DarkTwinSoul

Pureblood
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Looks like fun!

Edited by Clover

 

True Gryffindor
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Mixed Blood
Gryffindor
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5th year Witch
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Can both parts be combined into the diary entry?

 

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Gryffindor
GRYFFINDOR PRIDE (No Pranks or hexes my heart can't take it I'm old)
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Submitted it all
 

Magical Archivist
Hufflepuff Warrior
Quidditch Captain
Nine-tailed fox

Fairy princess

Queen of hearts
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Hufflepuff
Can I tell you a secret?
3rd year Witch
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@Twigs I would rather the two parts are separate to make word count simple.
 

Muggle Born
Gryffindor
GRYFFINDOR PRIDE (No Pranks or hexes my heart can't take it I'm old)
1st year Witch
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I submitted them together but they are separated on the entry the word count was just for the Diary
 

Magical Archivist
Hufflepuff Warrior
Quidditch Captain
Nine-tailed fox

Fairy princess

Queen of hearts
Magical Archivist - Hufflepuff Warrior - Quidditch Captain - Nine-tailed fox - Fairy princess - Queen of hearts
Earp Heir
Hufflepuff
Help, my cat has taken me hostage!
3rd year Witch
Status: Offline
Age: 24
Posts: 44,171
Yes they should be in the same entry. But the list shouldn't be part of the diary entry.
 

Muggle Born
Gryffindor
GRYFFINDOR PRIDE (No Pranks or hexes my heart can't take it I'm old)
1st year Witch
Status: Online
Age: 63
Posts: 3,502
Okay then I'm good Phew!
 

True Gryffindor
Broom Rider
Potion Brewer
True Gryffindor - Broom Rider - Potion Brewer
Mixed Blood
Gryffindor
Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt
5th year Witch
Status: Online
Age: 77
Posts: 36,616
Quote: Faithful Puppy
@Twigs I would rather the two parts are separate to make word count simple.


Ok, I'll do that.

 

True Gryffindor
Broom Rider
Potion Brewer
True Gryffindor - Broom Rider - Potion Brewer
Mixed Blood
Gryffindor
A clean house is the sign of a broken computer
5th year Witch
Status: Online
Age: 77
Posts: 36,616
submitted an entry.

 

Muggle Born
Ravenclaw
Who's getting ready for Halloween?
1st year Witch
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Age: 60
Posts: 857
submitted, thanks for the challenge!
 

Sirin
Slytherin
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5th year Witch
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Hopefully that was submitted correctly. It was fun. Thanks.
 

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Pureblood
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Submitted, that was fun!
 

Universal Ravenclaw
Universal Ravenclaw
Muggle Born
Ravenclaw
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3rd year Witch
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NTS: sent mine in
 

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Muggle Born
Gryffindor
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7th year Witch
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Posts: 33,398
NTS: Submitted
 

Corvus Cum Laude
Corvus Cum Laude
Mixed Blood
Ravenclaw
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2nd year Witch
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Age: 20
Posts: 1,729
I just submitted my entry!
 

Pureblood
Slytherin
Show your dog some love!
5th year Wizard
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Age: 20
Posts: 38,853
This was hard to do....thinking wise! Submitted my entry!
 

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