Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Page 1 of 41 1, 2, 3 ... 21 ... 41  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Potteraholic on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:35 am

Welcome to Potty Five Words, Volume XVI! This is a game invented by the Potties, first played in October 2005 on the Harry Potter Lexicon FanFiction Forum on World Crossing. It resided there for 5 years and 12 volumes/threads, then moved over to the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum in July 2010; some Forum members wondered if it could be played on the Main Forum, along with all the other wonderful Potty Games so many of us enjoyed. So, with Kip's approval... the move was made!

And then the whole Harry Potter Lexicon Forum moved, to our new home here on forumotion.com. This is now the second Five Words thread here, and we have settled in quite nicely.


Vol #
__ set of stories
# of stories in set
length of time stories created
additional notes
I
fourteen
6 months, 24 days, 15 hours,
and 23 minutes
--
II
ten
2 months, 2 days, 0 hours,
and 36 minutes
--
thirteen
(and a half)
3 months, 7 days, 9 hours,
and 29 minutes
It features our one-year anniversary special and story.
ten
7 months, 30 days, 6 hours,
and 35 minutes
--
5th
fourteen
7 months, 12 days, 13 hours,
and 16 minutes
Story 50: Our Golden Anniversary.
6th
nine
2 months, 12 days, 0 hours,
and 7 minutes
--
7th
ten
2 months, 17 days, 19 hours,
and 42 minutes
It features our two-and-a-half-year anniversary special and story.
8th
seven
2 months, 8 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes
* * *
9th
eleven
2 months, 28 days, 19 hours,
and 52 minutes
It features our three-year anniversary special and story.
nine
4 months, 23 days, 17 hours,
and 37 minutes
It features our 100th story.
eleven
7 months, 23 days, 7 hours,
and 44 minutes
It features our four-year anniversary special and story.
XII
seven
1 year, 3 months, 4 hours,
and 7 minutes
This volume did not reach its max. capacity of 2,999 posts because of World Crossing's closing on April 15, 2011.
eight
8 months, 23 days, 19 hours,
and 53 minutes
This volume did not reach its max. capacity of 2,999 posts because of World Crossing's closing on April 15, 2011.
It features our five-year anniversary special and story.
XIV
four
1 month, 6 days, 9 hours,
and 59 minutes
This is the 1st volume of Five Words stories on forumotion.com. cheers
The threads here max. out at approx. 1,005 posts, thereby affecting a volume's length of time, from start to finish.
They will be considerably shorter than WX volumes.
XV
four
4 months, 6 days, 21 hours,
and 28 minutes
---






Now... back to the game!

The rules of this game are simple: place five words in your post that continue the story told through other members' five words. Strung together, the five words will make a much, much longer story. (You might add another much to that list if some people decide to go on a posting spree, which has been done in the past. )

If you're new to Five Words, or even if you've been playing since since the beginning, take a look at some suggestions Finn (the creator of the Five Words thread on the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum), made at the conclusion of Volume V.

We ask that you please post your five words in
bold format. This will help distinguish your addition to the story from other side comments you might make in your post, and help the story posters when they compile the story at the end. The way to do this is by:

— typing a in front of the text you want in bold then after it to unbold anything else you might post.

Enjoy! Smile






Story #142 begins 1 November 2011.

Click on Story #142 (9 December 2011) for "The Daily Prophet, 1st November 2011 - CLASSIFIED ADS"

Story #143 begins 9 December 2011.

Click on Story #143 (14 January 2012) for "Six Words, Six Characters", Six Year Anniversary Special!

Story #144 begins 14 January 2012.

Click on Story #144 (19 March 2012) for "Horace's Lucky Day"

Story #145 begins 19 March 2012.

Click on Story #145 (25 March 2012) for "The Magic Begins"

Story #146 begins 25 March 2012.

Click on Story #146 (1 April 2012) for "Friendly Chatter"





Featured Story of the Week
(described here; numbers below are links)

• 'Featured Story of the Week' #1
• 'Featured Story of the Week' #2
• 'Featured Story of the Week' #3
• 'Featured Story of the Week' #4




Update post





As of August 28, 2011, the Five Words Story Archives are complete! bounce These links are all ready for your perusal:

 * Five Words - Main Archives * 
 * Five Words - Stories Index (by topic) * 

Should you want to travel down Memory Lane and find the first story in which you posted, this link will take you to a chart of this information:  * Five Words - Volumes Index * 

These Archives are a work in progress in that they will be continually updated as future stories are completed. These Archives contain a multi-volume index of Volumes 1 to 15 (and then beyond), individual volume indexes, and a table that has the stories categorized by topic.

Happy reading!






Five Words Bulletin Board

The zodiac signs
in order are:
Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer,
Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,
and Capricorn
*


Last edited by Potteraholic on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:46 pm; edited 17 times in total

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Potty Game: Five Words, Update Post

Post  Potteraholic on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:41 am

This post will be used to update each new story in this thread as it's being written.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

An update for story #145 will follow in the SPOILER boxes, when the story starts.

Update #1

Characters: anonymous Muggle-born first year

Update #1
Spoiler:
---


(-- posts and -- words)

Back to [url=---]Story #145[/url]

Code:
[b][url=http://hplf.forumotion.com/t405-potty-game-five-words-vol-xvi#18205]story update #-[/url][/b]



Last edited by Potteraholic on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:58 am; edited 14 times in total

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Potteraholic on Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:54 am

image c/o www.stopbigmedia.com/
potterwatch


Welcome to Five Words, Volume XVI!

I just realized that the 6th Anniversary of Five words happened in the 2nd week of October and I just plum forgot! So instead of trying to rush out to get a 6th Anniversary post together, let's wait to have our Anniversary story next month, in December. That way, we don’t have to rush to write this ‘story’ by November 10th to try and start writing the 6th Anniversary story then. So December 10th is the date of our 6th Anniversary story. Mark your calendars!

I thought it might be nice to write another collection of short pieces of writing, like the horoscopes, ads, and letters to the Editor that we’ve written for The Daily Prophet. But instead of horoscopes, retail ads and letters, I thought we could try writing the ads in the "Classified" section, written by everyday wizards and witches. I must confess, I got the idea to write classified ads from my time brewing potions on Pottermore these past few weeks, where I have been posting ads in the Ravenclaw common room to trade unneeded potions ingredients for the ones that I do need.




This is what will precede the story, but not be included in the word count:

1st November 2011
CLASSIFIED ADS



Okay, without any further ado, here are the first five words of Story #142.




FOR SALE – Worn just once!                               
.

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Verity Weasley on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:13 am

Purple dress robes with paisley

Yay! cheers A new Five Words story!

This topic reminds me of what is said to be the world's shortest short story, attributed to Ernest Hemingway:

For sale, baby shoes, never worn.

It's actually a very sad little story, but just shows how much meaning can be imbued in just a few words.

On a happier note, as today is 1st November, NaNoWriMo started today and I have 23 students from rade 4 to grade 12 who are participating. Although school is still closed this week because of the floods, I've been in touch with all of them electronically and they are all very excited and pumped up to be writing their novels. It's great to see their word counts creeping up already.

_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Potteraholic on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:30 am

image c/o www.stopbigmedia.com/
potterwatch


It did take me about an hour to start this new thread and update links, etc. but never mind all that. Back to Pottermore's Ravenclaw common room, where everyone's abuzz about the site's closing for a few days for maintenance.


patterning and the finest silk                               
.

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Story 142

Post  Mona on Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:13 am

and gold embroidery on the

Must be an Indian witch, or even wizard.

So December 10th is the date of our 6th Anniversary story. Mark your calendars! ~ PAH
That's the day before Son's birthday, so easy to remember!

Verity, good luck to your students! Wonder what they'll come up with.

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Verity Weasley on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:27 pm

hem. Will suit a wizard

Thanks Mona. It's just great to see kids so enthusiastic about writing.

_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Story 142

Post  Mona on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:51 pm

with a flamboyant dress sense.

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Potteraholic on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:08 pm

image c/o www.stopbigmedia.com/
potterwatch



An absolute bargain at only                               

Prices and contact information will need to be included. Should be fun.

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Verity Weasley on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:19 pm

3 galleons. (Minor Snargaluff damage

A hint at why it's such a bargain and perhaps why it was worn only once.

_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Story 142

Post  Mona on Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:44 pm

on the front is easily

Verity!

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Verity Weasley on Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:23 am

concealed with judicious placement of

Spoiler:
...a brooch / handkerchief / bowtie / something else?


_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Potteraholic on Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:25 am

image c/o www.stopbigmedia.com/
potterwatch


NON-POST                              

I start a new thread, not a new post, and I guess it's here by magic, again. My days of worrying about starting new threads are officially over. Things will get done, whenever. Speaking of which, I have a trivia quiz to mark. Might as well take care of that now.

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Story 142

Post  Mona on Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:42 am

a silk scarf, included for

Spoiler:
free

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Verity Weasley on Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:55 am

free. Send owl to Ichabod

I just thought about the contact information. Presumably they wouldn't list fellytone numbers so would just communicate with owl mail. How else would they work these classified ads?

_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Story 142

Post  Mona on Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:51 am

Inglewright.

WANTED: Ancient Runes translator


LOL, I've no idea what I'm doing. Hope this is ok!

Should it be "Ichabod Inglewright, care of The Daily Prophet" or something?

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:37 am

that will be suitable for

who will be able to

I don't think we need to add 'care of the Daily Prophet', otherwise we'd be repeatedly wasting five words on that phrase at the end of every ad. Let's just assume the readers know how the classified ads work!

Edited to change words to fit with Mona's original idea of the translator being a person, not a thing.


Last edited by Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:44 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Mona on Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:07 am

rendering render the original Tales of

Spoiler:
Beedle the Bard or something else Smile

I was thinking of a 'translator' as a person who translates stuff from one language to another. What were you thinking of, Verity? The 'that' in your post seems to indicate a thing rather than a person.

Edited to change 'rendering' to 'render'.


Last edited by Mona on Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:34 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:40 pm

Beedle the Bard into Mermish

Oh, OK, now I understand. I was thinking of a thing, rather than a person, but a person probably would make more sense. I was wondering what kind of device would be able to translate runes. I could change my words to 'who would be able to' but then you'd need to change 'rendering' to 'render' for it still to make sense grammatically. I'll go ahead and make the change.

Congratulations on the trivia Mona.

_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Potteraholic on Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:48 pm

image c/o www.stopbigmedia.com/
potterwatch


NON-POST - Update #1

Spoiler:



1st November 2011
CLASSIFIED ADS
Kindly send letters of interest care of The Daily Prophet.

FOR SALE – Worn just once!
Purple dress robes with paisley patterning and the finest silk and gold embroidery on the hem.
Will suit a wizard with a flamboyant dress sense. An absolute bargain at only 3 Galleons!
(Minor Snargaluff damage on the front is easily concealed
with judicious placement of a silk scarf, included for free.)
Send owl to Ichabod Inglewright.

WANTED - Ancient Runes translator who will be able to render the original
Tales of Beedle the Bard into Mermish...

16 posts and 80 words

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Story 142

Post  Mona on Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:52 am

. Pay negotiable. Contact Professor Bathsheba

Verity, you needen't have changed it. I can imagine a magical device to translate one language into another. We've even got our Muggle Translator websites, though they may not work that well.

**sigh** PAH, I saw your name and thought you had posted, and not 'non-posted' - Oh well...

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Verity Weasley on Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:51 am

, Committee for Inter-species Cooperation, Ministry

Mona, I thought the same.

_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Mona on Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:42 am

of Magic.

HANDSOME MIDDLE-AGED wizard


Now I have this pleasant mental picture of merpeople reading The Tales to their kids underwater...

As for the rest, continued sad smileys

_________________
Currently reading: Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Alas! Earwax!
avatar
Mona
Hufflepuff Prefect
Hufflepuff Prefect

Posts : 3114
Join date : 2011-02-21
Age : 54
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Verity Weasley on Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:54 am

seeks accomplished magical portrait artist

I'm not sure where you were going with that one, Mona!


_________________
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling
avatar
Verity Weasley
N.E.W.T.

Posts : 4419
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 47
Location : Thailand

Back to top Go down

Story #142

Post  Potteraholic on Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:45 am

NON-POST

Spoiler:
I will continue posting updates periodically, because it will make the job of posting the finished story much easier for me when this story ends. But as I said earlier, I start a new thread, not a new post, and I guess folks just think it appears here magically, as if I just waved my wand, and did not spend any time updating the previous header and update posts, updating links, etc., to get it up and running. This may be a forum devoted to the story of a boy and a magical society, but it takes some effort to get things posted here in it, and things don't happen just like *snap*, that.

Folks get mentioned for completing hangman puzzles, riddles, 20 Questions games, and trivia quizzes all the time on these game threads. But when I start a new game thread, to keep a game going, there's nary a mention. Again, I must've just waved my magic wand to make those threads appear as well.

I appreciate that I took longer than I usually take to set-up this new volume, but my track record speaks for itself when it comes to doing things quickly. As things have been moving along in this forum slowly for a while, I thought it would be no big deal to follow suit, especially as my laptop was in for repairs. I suppose I've made a habit of being prepared and getting things ready in advance, which folks have just taken for granted, or something, over the years. But there's no motivation for me to be mindful any more. So, my days of starting new game threads are officially over. Besides, there are plenty of others around to do it, who I am sure will get a word of thanks, as it will be such a novel occurrence. The only games thread I will continue to look in on is the Five Words one, to post updates, stories, stats, and post-story comments, should there be any.

I will update the Archives of the various games where Archives exist, for as long as those games are played, since I spent time putting the Archives together. I worked on them yesterday, as a matter of fact, and they are all up to date. But as for playing these games, I'm taking a bit of a break.

_________________
"Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent - and a nice thirst to prove yourself ..." (PS/SS)
avatar
Potteraholic
Ravenclaw Prefect
Ravenclaw Prefect

Posts : 4240
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XVI)

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 41 1, 2, 3 ... 21 ... 41  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum