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"It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau


C H A L L E N G E
The biggest thing to remember about history is that there is always more than one side to every story. And you know what people like to say - "History is written by the winners."

For this month's challenge, we want you to be rewrite some of the events of the Second Wizarding War from the point of view of an unexpected character. You may write from the POV of one of the following characters:
-Mungdungus Fletcher
-Florean Fortescue
-Cormac McLaggen
-Katie Bell
-Bathilda Bagshot


R E Q U I R E M E N T S
+ This is a prose prompt.
+ May not exceed 1500words.
+ Must be told from the point of view of one of the listed characters. Please include this character at the top of your submission.

S U B M I S S I O N S
Simply go here and paste your entry into the submissions box.
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R U L E S
01: Submit your entries via the December Writing Challenge form by 11:59 PM HEX time on December 24th.
02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules, as well as the challenge requirements.
03: All work must be your own. Anyone caught cheating or using someone else's work will be disqualified from this month's challenge and will potentially risk disqualification from future challenges.
04: All entries must be created specifically for this task and cannot be shown to anyone or posted anywhere before results have been announced.
05: Winners will be determined by the A&G Staff.
06: With your permission, winning entries will be posted to the official HEXRPG Tumblr page. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted on the page in the case it wins.
07: With your permission, entries will be posted anonymously for fan-favorite voting. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted for fan-favorite voting.
08: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread or to owl Breeland.

P R I Z E S
1st Place: The Potter's Memorial Sign + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 galleons + 1,000 House Points

 

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Hey, so I’m confused.
What do you write? Do you just write a piece about how the character feels about the war? Or what the character is doing in the war? Is it a present piece or a throwback (looking back to the past)?
 

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You are rewriting the events from the chosen characters POV. What that looks like is up to you
 

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So what I got from the answer to the last question is that we can write it from our character's point of view as it's happening or we can write it as if they are recalling it after the fact, right?

Also, it says that we may write it from one of the listed character's points or view. Do we have to choose one of those characters or can we pick a different character? I'm assuming that we have to choose one of them; otherwise they wouldn't have been listed. I only ask because the way it's worded, we may choose from one of the following characters, makes it kind of sound like we can, but that we still have the option to choose a different character if we want to. 😊 Thank you! 😄
 

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@Sav-Black Since it says 'one of the following characters" I suppose they mean only from the given list
 

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You are rewriting the events from the chosen characters POV. What that looks like is up to you



So you mean the “events” by “the events of the war” right? Like ... a character going through the war all over again, yes?
 

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@Sav-Black In answer to the first question yes. That is correct. And in answer to the second question I believe this line provides the clarification.
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Must be told from the point of view of one of the listed characters. Please include this character at the top of your submission.



@enyang yes that’s what I mean.

Edited by ariental
 

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@ariental Ah, I didn't read that part. I only read the "Challenge" section and there it says 'may' instead of 'must' so I was wondering it the 'may' meant that choosing those characters was optional. Thank you.
 

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Hm... interesting... I'll see about doing this, also just so you know it's Florean Fortesque not Fontesque
 

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Sorry! One more quick question. As long as we tell it from our character's point of view, does it matter whether we write it in first person or third person? Or would you prefer it if we wrote in first person?
 

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Either is fine.
 

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If I choose to write about Florean Fortescue. Do I have to write an alternative ending to the death original books? Or can I write his point of view to being kidnapped by the death eaters?
 

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If I choose to write about Florean Fortescue. Do I have to write an alternative ending to the death original books? Or can I write his point of view to being kidnapped by the death eaters?



The original intent was to write the events as they happened to our knowledge from the new characters point of view. However, I do see that the wording is confusing as it lends itself to the first situation you mentioned. So either of those scenarios would be perfectly acceptable.
 

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Okay thank you!
 

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If I choose to write about Florean Fortescue. Do I have to write an alternative ending to the death original books? Or can I write his point of view to being kidnapped by the death eaters?



The original intent was to write the events as they happened to our knowledge from the new characters point of view. However, I do see that the wording is confusing as it lends itself to the first situation you mentioned. So either of those scenarios would be perfectly acceptable.



Umm...a bit confused about this one. Are alternate endings allowed?
 

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Is it okay to include themes of toture in our stories? My character gets put under the crucio curse and gets tortured by Bellatrix Lestrange and her knife. Can I double check with a staff before submitting it in case it is too "gruesome?"
 

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Umm...a bit confused about this one. Are alternate endings allowed?



Quote: ariental
So either of those scenarios would be perfectly acceptable.


Yes, as stated, alternate endings are allowed.

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Is it okay to include themes of toture in our stories? My character gets put under the crucio curse and gets tortured by Bellatrix Lestrange and her knife. Can I double check with a staff before submitting it in case it is too "gruesome?"


It needs to follow HEX's PG-13 rule. If you wouldn't see it in a PG-13 movie, it shouldn't be submitted.
 

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Okay, Thank you for the answer!
 

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Yes thank you!😄
 

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This is my first time doing a Writing Challenge... do you want us to just type up our entries on Word, for example, and paste the text in the submissions box without any code, or do you want us to code the look, pictures, etc.
 

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