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CHALLENGE POST - Shack.mov Marauders Challenge


CHALLENGE POST Apr. 27th, 2004 @ 02:07 pm Next Entry
Allo, mates! Welcome to the shack_challenge community!

Our purpose can be found in the user info, and we ask you to PLEASE read and follow the rules, especially those concerning NC-17 posts and the necessity of a spell-checker. Other than that, the challenge is really quite simple: nab a set of items featured in the shack.mov tour of the Shrieking Shack (compliments of the movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) tell us in a response to THIS POST what set of items you'll be using, and then go to it!

The due date is 11:59:59 PM, JUNE 3, your entries can be whatever size and rating you choose, and the only restriction is that no two people may have the same set of items. So if someone here chooses a few you want to, just throw in another item or drop one. Shouldn't be too hard, we hope. Then, when you're finished, just post on the community, and share the loveliness of the Shrieking Shack and the Marauders with us all.

Oh, and for the poor unfortunates who can't see the movie, never fear! We have screencaps and a guide to the items, care of between_names. Thank you between_names!!!

So don't be shy; join us and pimp this place wherever you can! Pick a set of items, tell us, and write! And most of all, have fun!!

The List of Items
(Please comment to add any more you see that aren’t on here! :D)

-Animal skin rug in damaged glass case, mounted over fireplace
-Book on fireplace mantel
-Wood in fireplace
-Foot-high table by the fireplace
-Stack of old records/record cases (3?)
-Bottles – 3 on the table, two on the left, beside it. Due to tint of the bottle, the one on the far left of the table may still be full.
-Candle and candle-holding tray (on the table)
-Frying pan
-Knife in frying pan
-Load of twisted firewood, in front of the table
-Chair in front of the table with torn cushion
-Item under the firewood – paper or cloth, with a circular design tucked under the wood: poster? tablecloth?
-blanket on the daybed
-candle by the daybed
-curious item by the daybed: a plant potted in a teacup?
-curious item by the fireplace: small bone? Piece of the house? Small broom to sweep the hearth?
-two lanterns on either side of the fireplace, and the protective grates behind them
-chandelier with just one lantern missing
-chair, not torn, to the right of the torn chair
-scrap of paper under the above chair
-shutters, damaged, by the foot-high table
-shutters, undamaged, behind the daybed
-second set of shutters, damaged, behind the daybed, above the first.
-cloth-covered walls, torn to shreds in places
-two doors to the room; the one on the left is undamaged, while the one on the right is damaged in its lower half
-missing plank of wood to the right of the fireplace, in the wall (not evident elsewhere in the room)
-inset platform, with two steps leading up to it
-chair atop the platform
-scuff marks on the floor
-phonograph player
-four-poster bed
-lantern and protective grate on the wall between bed and platform
-balcony/attic platform
-balcony/attic window
-ceiling walls – made of metal, perhaps?

-overturned stool by the piano (left)
-overturned table/desk by the piano
-bone, in the left-hand corner
-light spot in wood under bone – indicative of another furnishing, or perhaps the overturned table/desk?
-curious object, shaped much like an enlarged comb – another bone? Broken chair back? Any ideas?
-candles, five, atop the piano
-another set of shutters inset on the back wall of the platform, damaged
-dividing walls between bed and main room, one on either side
-upholstered chair (possibly damaged on account of that frizzy detail in the middle), in the right corner of the bedroom
-shutters, relatively undamaged
-window, not boarded up, behind said shutters
-bed curtains, richly embroidered
-bedside bureau, presumably only five compartments, two small, three big, all with keyholes
-mirror with intricate frame
-lantern on the bureau
-three books, stacked on bureau
-small object on bureau – pot? Small vase? Flask?
-thick blanket, faded orange, in good condition on bed
-thin blanket, brown plaid design, ragged and perhaps much older?
-pillows, two or three under the bedsheets, one on top
-bedsheets, clean
-chair, plain, stiff-backed, to the left of the bed
-another mirror, plainer, above that chair
-knothole on the floor in front of the bed

-stove, two compartments, one switch, and one valve (steam pressure?)
-pot atop the stove, with stirring implement
-frying pan atop the stove, with
-patterned floor (linoleum?)
-bundle of something behind the stove – firewood?
-blinds over window, really damaged
-window, half-open, behind the blinds
-table with newspaper cover and what looks to be a repeatedly singed surface
-two cans on it, one large and red, one small and black
-half-tiled wall in good condition
-lamp or vase on the table
-metal items, battered, beside the lamp – saucers? The one underneath could be a mirror?
-nook above the table, with a curious orange strip at its base
-nook contents: red/orange candles? A pot or vase or canister of greenish hue? A disfigured object with three visible holes/nodules… no idea
-keys on a hook, of varying sizes (three?)
-black spots on the floor – oil stains?
-knife on the floor
-blurry white object, small, on the floor between the table and the sink
-basin under the sink
-stack of plates beside the sink
-a few papers in the right corner of the sink countertop
-shelves under the sink countertop
-drying rack at the right above the sink countertop
-window, not boarded up, with working blinds
-blurry patches on either wall corner of the sink countertop
-damaged plank above the sink window – another nook?
-bowl on the other counter (left)
-jar or canister on the other counter (left)
-four doors under the countertop, two small, two large; none in need of a key, apparently
-two large glass cupboard doors above the counter, in need of keys (the glass is in working order, though heavily smudged); perhaps three shelves inside?

-intricately designed rug, mainly red
-banister handle at the top (of an unusual shape, as if to mount something)
-hanging lantern with glass case, undamaged
-boarded window at the lower landing, with damaged shutters
-wall at the end of the upper landing, with damaged planks
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Date:April 28th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
Okies... Mine is ready to go. My list of items is:

Piano; table; fireplace; record albums; bottles on table; phonograph player; bed; chair on platform; staircase.

There are others mentioned in the fic, included in a general statements about the fact that "the clutter of bones and dust and paper was missing" or something like that. ;)

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Date:April 28th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
Woo! Sounds awesome. Thanks for being the first to submit a list! Go to it then, and have fun!
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Date:May 9th, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC)
I have just finished the first draft of my entry. It's a bit different :p But I wanted to put dibs on me items...

Item list: Scrap of paper. Chair without cover torn. Mirror (unspecified).

Finished version coming soon! (beta and total re-write pending...)
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Date:May 10th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
We look forward to seeing it!
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Date:May 9th, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, I'll take the scuff marks on the floor :) Or, something like that.

Are we allowed more than one entry? I only have one, but just in case...
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Date:May 10th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
You're definitely allowed more than one entry. Go wild! And I look forward to the scuff marks ^_~
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Date:May 11th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
I am going to post this here so a) I don't forget 2) you can hit me when I slack and iii) I am really that cool.

Am using:
- butterbeer
- the piano
- the phonograph and the records
- the bed
- the piano

and i'm sure various details here and there :D
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Date:May 13th, 2004 04:17 am (UTC)
Thanks for this challenge - at the mo, I need things like this to get me writing. I'm fairly new to the fandom, and decided it was about time I contributed something. Without further ado, my list:

candle and holder; ladder; blanket

and doubtless other things, but those are the main ones.

Also, anyone know where I'd find a beta? Anyone want to beta for me?
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Date:May 13th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
Woo! The more the merrier; sounds awesome. And I'd be more than happy to beta for you, if you like. Just send your fic to omissionsoftheomen@hotmail.com and I'd be glad to help!

Happy ficcing!
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Date:May 13th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
thanks a lot...I went an hour early to my tutorial today, so i got some preliminary scribbling done while waiting...yay. it's good to be writing again.
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Date:May 24th, 2004 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm totally writing more than one, but the first one I'm doing, I'm using the bottles, the table, the fireplace, the phonograph and records, and (indirectly) the kitchen. :D
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