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Monday, January 2nd, 2006
1:17 pm - New year, new challenge

This is probably the toughest yet - judging by the way I've been struggling with it, anyway. Write a Harry Potter-related palindrome (something that reads the same forwards and backwards).

Special rule: just this once, 'Mione is permitted.

Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi = I show not your face but your heart's desire does NOT count!

For what it's worth, here are my attempts so far.

Inexplicable fortune-telling while under the influence of Polyjuice:
"O, card, say doom!" (Moody, as Draco.)

Why HG/LM can't work:
"Live, 'Mione? No, I'm evil."

And my favourite, Lavender in a moment of passion:
"Won-Won! Now! Now!"

current mood: lufyalp

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Friday, December 23rd, 2005
8:37 pm - A bit of silliness for Christmas

Another challenge, if you're interested. Write an acrostic (a double one if you're feeling clever). Harry Potter content compulsory; seasonal relevance optional.
Pathetic example behind the cutCollapse )

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
4:37 pm - Avoiding and substituting words to sound smart

This post is in a idiom you might not know.

La finCollapse )

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005
10:30 pm - Challenge no. 3

I think it's time for another challenge. This time it's to write a clerihew: a four-line poem about a person (in this case, a Harry Potter character). The rules:

1. The first line is the person's name.

2. The rhyme pattern is AABB - lines 1 and 2 rhyme; so do lines 3 and 4.

3. That's it - the line length and metre can be as messed-up as you like.

For more infornation and examples, see wikipedia; my attempts are here.

current mood: challenging

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Sunday, October 16th, 2005
6:54 pm - Homophones

mrs_muggle said it was all write right to post in other languages, so here goes!

La mer des ceps, SionCollapse )

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Friday, October 14th, 2005
3:33 pm - Beet the chequer

(Otherwise known as rampant homophone abuse.)

Write a hundred-word drabble with as many incorrect homophones (words that sound the same but are written differently) as possible.

Example behind the cutCollapse )

current mood: whimsical

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Friday, October 7th, 2005
9:56 pm - Anagrams

HP & HBP introduced a lot of new characters with odd names.

What about past and present members of the Slug Club: Marcus Belby, Melinda Bobbin, Dirk Cresswell, Barnabas Cuffe, Ambrosius Flume, Ciceron Harkiss, Gwen Jones, Cormac McLaggen and Blaise Zabini? Then there's Gawain Robards, the Head of the Auror Office, Octavius Pepper, who disappeared, and Galatea Merrythought, the DADA professor in the first half of the twentieth century. And the infamous Roonil Wazlib, of course. Most of those look to me like anagrams waiting to happen.

The best I could come up with today was:


So this inaugural challenge on hp_wordplay is to devise the most appropriate (or wildly inappropriate?) anagram for a Harry Potter character or place.

Special rule: no Tom Marvolo Riddle (unless you can come up with something really original).

Please leave any suggestions as comments on this post, as everyone has so far. Thanks, Gin, for pointing out that I hadn't made this clear. Use of the Internet Anagram Server is permitted (I don't see how I could stop you anyway!) but please be selective and just post the best ones.

current mood: excited

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