その手はなさないで私がそばにいるから。。。 (endless_abyss) wrote in real_quidditch,
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endless_abyss
real_quidditch

FINALS VOTING!!!!

This was posted on Tuesday May 30th Voting will end on Sunday, June 4th.

VOTING GUIDELINES:
Please remember that these two matches are separate, the matches are Gryffindor VS. Sytherin and Hufflepuff VS. Ravenclaw NOT Gryffindor VS. Sytherin VS. Hufflepuff VS. Ravenclaw. When you post your vote, please distinguish between the two matches just so there is no confusion. Vote for one player from each pair for each position.
The point distribution will be the same as the last few matches: the player who has the most votes for each position will win 50 points regardless of who wins the match. The winning team is the team with the most positions won (ie the most votes). For the captain's position, for each vote they receive they earn 50 points, but only get to keep those points if their team wins the match.
The points for this match will be announced after the 4th, as well as the Quidditch Cup winners.




Keeper: Make a House Pride banner (it can be a (not) Friends only banner, or just a regular banner) and at least two (2) icons to go with it.

Slytherinfootball_girl (substituting for: seaborne )




Gryffindor luvronweasleyNo submission received.


Chaser: Draw a House Pride picture!

SlytherinNo player for this position.
GryffindorNo player for this position.


Beater: Find everything the sorting hat says about your house, and any other information about your house offered by the 6 books. (Note: I will not be providing answers for this match)

Slytherinshessodown

Part I
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.

Philosophers Stone

The next two Harry missed.

Whose names are still well known:
Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen.

And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition

They had the selfsame yearning
To make the world's best magic school
And pass along their learning.
"Together we will build and teach!"
The Four good friends decided
And never did they dream that they
Might someday be divided,
For were there such friends anywhere
As Slytherin and Gryffindor?
Unless it was the second pair


Said Slytherin, "We'll teach just those
Whose ancestry is purest."

For each of the four founders had
A House in which they might
Take only those they wanted, so,
For instance, Slytherin
Took only pure-blood wizards
Of great cunning, just like him,

And for a while it seemed the school
Must meet an early end,
What with dueling and with fighting
And the clash of friend on friend
And at last there came a morning
When old Slytherin departed
And though the fighting then died out
He left us quite downhearted.
And never since the founders four
Were whittled down to three

Thats from the Sorting Hat songs

Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it's not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts.

(That's not direct but it deals with my house because of Draco)

Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars--the Death Eaters--are out for murder.

(Tom Riddle was in Slytherin)

The infamous Weasley cousin who was cut from the books was called Mafalda. She was in Slytherin.

Dumbledore is 150, McGonagall is 70 (and is really an old softy, just doesn't act like it), Snape is 35 or 36.

In POA, when Snape is filling in for Professor Lupin, he instructs the class to turn to page 394. 3 + 9 + 4 = 16: 1+6 = 7.

Voldemort thinks 7 is the most powerfully magical number; therefore, Dumbledore believes that he divided his soul by 7: six Horcruxes and himself.

All of the Above info can be found on various sub-pages on Mugglenet.com

Part II
Fast Facts:
Colours:: Green and Silver.

Head Of House:: Professor Severus Snape.

House Symbol:: Serpent.

Quidditch Colours:: Green.

House Ghost:: The Bloody Baron.

Characteristics of a Slytherin:: Cunning, Ambitious, Sneaky.

House Entrance: A trap door in the stone wall of the dungeons.

Brought to you by slytherin-net.com


Part III
Salazar Slytherin came from a fen, an area of marshland in Eastern England, (particularly Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Cambridgeshire) and was a Parselmouth, a wizard with the rare ability to speak to snakes (an ability which appears to have been connected to his bloodline). He is described as “power hungry Slytherin” by the Sorting Hat. Like Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, Slytherin appears to have carefully selected members of his House. According to Albus Dumbledore, the qualities which Slytherin prized in his ‘handpicked students’ included ability to speak Parseltongue, resourcefulness, determination, and a certain disregard for the rules. He also selected his students according to cunning, ambition, and blood-purity: fans range in their beliefs of his stringency on blood purity between being at least Half-Bloods (one parent of pure wizarding blood, one parent either a Muggle-born magician or a Muggle) and having no traceable Muggle ancestry (since no information on marital customs in the wizarding world at that time has been given, one can only speculate on whether total blood purity was possible). Rowling, however, has not confirmed the truth of the matter.

Readers are first told of Slytherin by Professor Binns, the School History Teacher, in the CoS. He gives what he states is a historically reliable account of the Foundation of the school and of the breach between Slytherin and the other founders: that the castle was founded far from Muggles because at that time common people feared magic and persecuted wizards and witches. He then goes on to state that Slytherin wished after a time to be more selective in admissions to Hogwarts (NOT merely into his own House: as the Sorting Hat states in GoF and OotP, Slytherin used blood-purity as a factor of selection into his House from the Inception of the School): that Slytherin wanted magical learning restricted to all-magical families, that he believed Muggle-born students to be untrustworthy, and that he disliked teaching such students. No basis is given for these beliefs: fans range in speculations between ascribing prejudice against muggles, and paranoia (the latter being connected by such speculators to the mention of persecution of Magicians by Muggles). There is no official confirmation of these speculations. However, Binns’ speech gives a picture of the state of the wizarding world at the time of the Founding. The Sorting Hat does not seem to require that a student be "pure-blood" when considering whether or not to place them in Slytherin House, as evidenced by the sorting of both Tom Marvolo Riddle and Severus Snape into that house and the apparent near-sorting of Harry Potter into it. The Weasleys' cousin Mafalda, had she made it into the series, would also have been an example of an "impure" Slytherin (her father is a Squib of unknown blood, and would have been considered a Muggle by the elitists; the parentage of Mafalda's mother was never stated, but would probably have been a Muggle (since she was surprised by her daughter's magical abilities)).

Fans, however, have been influenced by the presence of a number of prejudiced people in Slytherin House from the beginning of the books, and by a statement from Hagrid that all dark wizards and witches are former Slytherins (a statement shown in PoA to be a generalisation). They have also based a lot of their opinions on a statement of Ron Weasley when he hears the Binns Lecture: “I always knew Salazar Slytherin was a twisted old loony, but I never knew he started all this pure-blood stuff”, and on negative portrayals of Slytherin by the Sorting Hat. However, Ron Weasley comes to the subject with a great deal of bias, and little actual knowledge, and consequently is not a reliable figure upon which to base opinion. The Sorting Hat, on the other hand, has been stated as being ‘sincere’ (“possessed of trustworthy intent”) by Rowling, and consequently its views on Slytherin have to be accepted unless new authorial information is released.

Slytherin House, as well as apparently most of the wizarding world, views Slytherin as the source of the Pure-blooded elitist ideology (due to the motives described by Binns) followed by such families as the Malfoys and the Blacks. This seems likely, but is not certain, and so cannot be stated as such. The ideology was however embraced by the last traceable descendant of Slytherin, Lord Voldemort (himself a Half-blood.) Rowling has stated in interviews that not all Slytherins are like the children of Death Eaters that we so often hear from, and that some students in other houses do have connections to the Death Eaters.

According to ancient legend, Slytherin was responsible for the construction beneath the school of the Chamber of Secrets, the home of a magically created Basilisk. This snake, according to legend, was known by Slytherin to be susceptible to control by his Parselmouth descendants, and thus left there to purge the school of all muggle-borns. This occurred shortly before the conflict between the Four Founders and Houses (described by the Sorting Hat in OotP) broke out and caused Slytherin’s departure. The last known descendant of Slytherin, Tom Marvolo Riddle, discovered this chamber secretly and released the snake, indirectly causing the murder of a student by the Basilisk. The discovery of the Chamber by Harry Potter publicly proved the Chamber’s existence, and proved beyond all reasonable doubt that it was of Slytherin’s construction. His motives, however, are still only known from untrustworthy legend.

As yet, Rowling has not definitively and fully explained the character of Salazar Slytherin, meaning that opinions of him are currently based very much on personal interpretation. The fact that the Sorting Hat has consistently revealed new information regarding the history of Hogwarts, however, is considered by many fans to suggest that there will be decisive revelations in this matter in Book Seven: though as yet Rowling has given no reason to suppose so.

Slytherin owned a locket emblazoned with the letter "S", which became an heirloom of his last known line of descendants, the Gaunts. The Gaunts, though impoverished, were proud of their lineage and apparently spoke almost exclusively in Parseltongue, even to outsiders. The locket was sold to Caractacus Burke by Merope Gaunt, then bought by Hepzibah Smith and stolen from her by Voldemort. It is thought that Voldemort turned the locket into a Horcrux which was stolen by the mysterious R.A.B.

Slytherin is the only founder for whom a somewhat detailed physical description is given. His statue in the Chamber of Secrets depicts a man "ancient and monkey-like, with a long thin beard that fell almost to the bottom of [his] sweeping robes."

Salazar Slytherin was possibly named after António de Oliveira Salazar, a quasi-fascist dictator of Portugal. Rowling taught English for a time in Portugal and her first husband is Portuguese.

The name "Slytherin" could be a pun on "slithering", strengthening the link with snakes, or "sly therein."

Slytherin and his house are symbolized by a silver serpent on green.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hogwarts_Founders"

Part IV
Salazar Slytherin believed that only pure-blood witches and wizards should be allowed to attend Hogwarts. He got into an argument with Godric Gryffindor about this and eventually left the school. There was a legend that Slytherin built a secret chamber somewhere in Hogwarts that only his true heir would be able to open. This chamber, called the Chamber of Secrets, contained a monster that would finish his "noble purpose" of killing all the Muggle-born students at Hogwarts. As Slytherin's heir, Tom Riddle did open the Chamber and released the monster, a basilisk. Harry Potter defeated the basilisk with the help of Fawkes the phoenix and the sword of Gryffindor (CS).

Slytherin was a Parselmouth (CS).

There is some evidence that Slytherin was unusual looking. In CS17, the statue of Slytherin was described as being "ancient and monkey-like."

Harry Potter has many qualities Salazar Slytherin prized in his hand-picked students: Parselmouth -- resourcefulness -- determination -- a certain disregard for rules.

Brought to you by hp-lexicon.com

Gryffindor annoy_anonymous No submission received.


Seeker: Write a short adventure fic that exhibits the best traits of your house. You can write about a cannon character, or an original character or even members of our community!

Slytherinfootball_girl
««You're going to speak or you're going to die.»

Severus Snape closed his eyes and sighed. He always knew this was how he was going to meet his end - alone and hated. The way he lived his life held nothing else for him. If he upheld one side, he betrayed the other. Now, however, as he was taking in his last short breaths he had to admit that he preferred being killed and tortured by the losing side. It meant one thing - that in the end he chose the right side. He smirked. A right side for a Slytherin wasn't the good side, it was the winning side.

"You choose to die, then?"

It wasn't a choice; it was a way of life - the only one for him. He "chose" to die the moment he signed two opposite contracts.

"Just tell him, Severus," he heard a low hiss somewhere to the right. He didn't see the speaker, but he knew who it was - the only one who could still care. "This is not worth dying over! Not like that, not here, not now... not you!"

Was it worth dying over? Was it ever? At one point in life, it was. At the point where he started upon the road on which he could never turn back. Did he know that back then? He just didn't care. He wanted power. For once in his life he wanted to feel like he was important, like he was worthy of listening to, worthy of some kind of respect. Didn't matter what kind of respect anymore. The motto - ambition without consideration - was rooted deep in the soul of every Slytherin. It's that root that the Sorting Hat could not overlook when it touched a true Slytherin's head.

"This is your last chance, Severus Snape! Think - and think carefully - where your loyalties lie!"

Loyalties? Loyalty was a Hufflepuff trait. Slytherins knew no loyalty - only one they could get something out of.

"Are you going to speak, damn you?"

Walls shook with the roar. Severus lifted his head. A smirk was playing on his lips. He was going to die tonight. Did he have anything to say? He had loads to say to the people standing in a circle around him - admiration, hate and surprise shining in their eyes. He wanted to ask them how they, being proud Slytherins, could stay loyal to the side that was lead by a self-proclaimed, Half-Blood Lord that stood no chance against the power that he himself empowered Potter with? How they could bow to anyone, how they could be slaves when they could be Lords?

"Kill him."

Severus Snape hung his head again, choosing not to look at the green light of the Killing Curse that engulfed him. He chose to smirk to himself and be proud of living and dying like a Slytherin.

Gryffindor theladymarauder No submission received.


Captain: Write a short (or long) paragraph about why YOUR house is the best house. Talk about the specific traits that are good about your house and why those traits are better than the traits of the other houses. You can even talk about specific characters if you like.

Slytherinkortni_marieNo submission received.

Gryffindor saucywench82
Gryffindor is by far the best house. The obvious reason is because it's home to Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Not to mention Harry's parents and the other Marauders were all in Gryffindor. Gryffindor values courage, chivalry and boldness. Gryffindors are strong people and are fiercly loyal. Thus, we make very good friends. We will do whatever it takes to accomplish a mission without ever tunring to the Dark Arts. Our emblematic animal is the lion. A lion is a strong animal and very proud. Though pride can sometimes be a downfall, Gryffindors are able to keep their pride in check. We are the strongest house. We have the most personality, without being arrogant. We may not be the brightest bunch, but what we lack in brains [though Hermione breaks the mold], we make up for in instinct and courage. We will never back down and we will never settle for being anything less than our best.




Keeper: Make a House Pride banner (it can be a (not) Friends only banner, or just a regular banner) and at least two (2) icons to go with it.

Hufflepuffcoffee_nutz




Ravenclaw No player for this position.


Chaser: Draw a House Pride picture! (YAY!!!! Someone actually did this one!!!!!! ♥♥ )

HufflepuffNo player for this position.

Ravenclawalluringboon



Beater: Find everything the sorting hat says about your house, and any other information about your house offered by the 6 books. (Note: I will not be providing answers for this match)

Hufflepuffcoffee_nutz
sorting hat

Sorting hat song- year one
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.

Sorting Hat Song- Year Four
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
......For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission

Sorting Hat Song - Year Five
Said Hufflepuff, 'I'll teach the lot,
And treat them just the same.'
....Good Hufflepuff, she took the rest,
And taught them all the knew,

Information
• sports the colours yellow and black.
• their dormitory resides near the kitchen.
• Their ghost is the fat friar
•According to the Sorting Hat, Hufflepuff came "from valley broad."

Ravenclawalluringboon
The sorting hat from the first book, “Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, if you’ve a ready mind, where those of wit and learning, will always find there kind”
The sorting hat from the forth book, “For Ravenclaw, the cleverest would always be the best”
The sorting hat from the 5th book, “Pair of Hufflepuff” “Said Ravenclaw, ‘I’ll teach those whose intelligence is surest.’” “only those of the sharpest mind were taught by Ravenclaw”


Seeker: Write a short adventure fic that exhibits the best traits of your house. You can write about a cannon character, or an original character or even members of our community!

HufflepuffNo player for this position.

Ravenclaw jojotdklown No submission received.


Captain: Write a short (or long) paragraph about why YOUR house is the best house. Talk about the specific traits that are good about your house and why those traits are better than the traits of the other houses. You can even talk about specific characters if you like.

HufflepuffsabubNo submission received.

Ravenclawalluringboon (substituting for: bianca166 )
Ravenclaw is the best house in Hogwarts because no one has a problem with Ravenclaws. There is not much rivalry between Ravenclaw and the other houses, and everyone seems to get along with Ravenclaws. According to the sorting hat, we are ready to learn, have great wit and are very clever and intellegent, more so than the other houses. It was mentioned in the 5th book that the sorting hat concidered Hermione to be in Ravenclaw. Basically we have the brains behind everything. The male characters of Ravenclaw are honest and help Harry during Draco’s ambush in the 5th book, with the exception of Micheal Croner who dated the same girls as Harry. He was fool in itself, however he was clever enough to get into advanced potions. The girls are all really female. So far only the prefects seem smart out of the whole group of them mentioned. However, in the library, there is always a group of Ravenclaws studying so they have to exude intellegence that way. The Ravenclaw Quidditch team are fair players.



Thank you all for participating! If everyone is still alive in the coming weeks I look forward to seeing the submissions for the specialty matches.

Sabrina//Hufflepuff Head of House//Co-Mod

(P.S. If I forgot to add your submission and you sent it to me on or before Monday, please let me know and I will add it. There were just so many more submissions than I was used to, so it was a little hard to keep track of everything. I hope I didn't make any mistakes though. ^^;; )
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