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07 August 2009 @ 05:56 pm
Challenging all! *Obfirmo in tempus/locked in time*  
Obfirmo in tempus/Locked in time
A Godric Gryffindor - Salazar Slytherin challenge for all!

We are pleased to announce a challenge for these upcoming months, hosted here at the [info]moorandfen community! In this, it is our goal to inspire you about those who started it all: Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin. And though we are a slash (boy/boy) community, we would love to see any take on the relationship of these mysterious founders, as well as all means of fandoming, with all ratings; Pre-Hogwarts, post-Hogwarts, AUs, crossovers - all is welcome!

The deadline is the 7th of October, when the voting will begin. To submit your entry, LJ message either 
vega_pandanina  or me or message Yksesh at devinatart with a link to your post, a short summary and a rating. Submissions will be linked to a central post here at [info]moorandfen and all will be welcome to vote after the deadline through LJ messaging, or anonymously at the post (IP addresses will be logged in this case). The winner gets a spiffy winner pic/banner/icon as requested (and the laureate!), but all get the joy and fun of creativity! 


To inspire you, we have also compiled a list of prompts, though keeping to them is not mandatory as long as the piece of fandom is about, as key figures, Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin.


- first meeting
- the 'Hogwarts meadow' (aka the Hogwarts grounds, before there was a Hogwarts)
- silver and gold  
- '... and stones may break my bones..'
- human sacrifice*
- slavery
- These empty castle halls 
- a hunt (either in the sense of real animal-hunting (as a practice of all men in higher society, for fun, practice, and food) or metaphorically... or perhaps in any other way?)
- eating from the same dish
- shamanism
- tablut
- The Chamber of Secrets 
- from medieval bestiary:
"Lions are harmed by scorpions and killed by snakes." ( http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm )
( also...: "Snakes attack clothed men but flee from naked men.")
- emeralds and rubies
- "A 9th-century Irish writer by the name of Griffin Neal asserted that griffins were strictly monogamous. Not only did they mate for life, but if one partner died, the other would continue throughout the rest of its life alone, never to search for a new mate." - source> wikipedia, griffin
- The badger's sett (den)
- In the service of the King
- But touch my tears with your lips, touch my world with your fingertips(and we can have forever)2*
- And we can have forever2*
- Complimentary colours

*: regarding this, there is the example of the hungarian ballad of Kőmíves Kelemen (Kelemen the mason), who with eleven fellows seeks to build the castle of Déva. However, what they build always tumbles down, so they make an agreement that whoever' wife comes to them first, shall be burned, and her ashes mixed into the lime/whitewash, as it is the only way to build the castle. As it goes, Kelemen's wife loves him most and comes first, and so is the one they burn and use. (The next day, as her son searches for her, she answers from the wall, the earth opens up and swallows him...) 
2* from the song Who wants to live forever by Queen

Also, if you are more of a visual type, we have picture prompts for you!
- a bust that could be...
- a stylized dragon brooch from the 10th century...
- but the sky is blue
- and the winds are free
- (Salazar's jewelry?)
- there is always a bit of warmth
- some Leonardo da Vinci
- something for even the most courageous to hide behind
- one in the west...


We wish every contestant the best of luck, and hope you all enjoy this challenge!

melodrama queen: agriasinsomniel on August 8th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
This is lovely, I hope we get lots of entries!