The Historical Head Canons Challenge - Deadline: 19th June 2017



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The Historical Head Canons Challenge - Deadline: 19th June 2017

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nott theodore

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Challenge Name: The Historical Head Canons Challenge
Challenge Deadline: 19th June 2017

Accepted Fandom(s): Harry Potter
Accepted Ratings: Any
Accepted archives: HPFT (you can, of course, post your stories on other fanfiction archives, but the entries must be posted on HPFT to qualify for this challenge)

Challenge Details:
Wizarding society and history in the Harry Potter universe is quite closely aligned to historical events in the real world - for example, Gellert Grindelwald's rise in Europe coincides with World War 2.  So for this challenge, I want you to write about your historical head canons, and incorporate history into the wizarding world!

Have you always wanted to write about the Salem Witch Trials?  Do you have head canons about the Fat Friar, or Nearly Headless Nick?  How does the character of Nicholas Flamel fit into history?  Now is your chance to write about all of it!

For this challenge, you can write a story set in any country, in any historical period, featuring any characters from the wizarding world (including OCs).  All that I ask is that you let me know what you're planning on writing about - I'm fairly familiar with British and Western European history, but if you're writing about an event set elsewhere, then I'll read up on it before checking out your challenge entry, so that I can do it full justice.

I'm accepting one-shots or short stories of up to 10,000 words - if you're going to enter a short story, please try and have at least two chapters up by the deadline.  I'll review at least one chapter of every entry.

Multiple entries are welcomed, but I'm not accepting pre-written stories for this challenge.

Prizes:
- First place will receive 5 reviews on HPFT
- Second place will receive 3 reviews on HPFT
- Third place will receive 2 reviews on HPFT
- Links to the winning stories will feature in my signature


And I think that's everything!  If you have any questions, ask away.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! :D
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Re: The Historical Head Canons Challenge - Deadline: 19th June 2017
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Imma be an optimistic taker :P

Do you want to know what points/events in history we're considering using in advance? :)

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nott theodore

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If you know when you sign up, it would be great to have an idea, but otherwise let me know when you post your entry here :)

(Also yay! Participants!)

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I'm in! I think I'll write about the creation of Machu Pichu.

I may try to write a second entry but I don't know about what yet.
 

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I feel like I'd be a poor history student if I didn't sign up for this :P

Not sure what I want to write about yet but I'll let you know :)
 

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Okay, I have a plunny for Rasputin & the November Revolution :) And possibly something involving Alexander the Great and Babylon or Persepolis because I can't resist and think of something vaguely original :P

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You are tempting me to actually write my idea about Dumbledore visiting de Valera in 1970 to warn of the first rise of Voldemort. If that even counts as the only real thing about it would be de Valera's position as president and some of what they discuss.

Or I might write about 1916.
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Ooh I love this! I'm in!

I'm leaning towards setting this during the colonial rule in India (a British witch, daughter of a general posted in India and being taught magic at the palace... maybe?)

I'll be back with specifics once I figure it out! But definitely something to do with colonial rule, WWII and Indian freedom struggle :-P

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This is tempting. I'll be a maybe. Possibly with the Jack the Ripper mystery or the meeting of Cornelius Fudge and Margaret Thatcher.

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Such a great challenge! I'm already looking forward what everybody comes up with :D

I will be a maybe with "end of communism" era in Poland that in a way coincides with the first fall of Voldemort (it started in 1980, although was only 'official' by the end of the decade)

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I'm a very tentative maybe with the Underground Railroad. I'm also wondering, can we combine with other challenges?

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I'm so excited to see everyone having all these ideas for the challenge!

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You are tempting me to actually write my idea about Dumbledore visiting de Valera in 1970 to warn of the first rise of Voldemort. If that even counts as the only real thing about it would be de Valera's position as president and some of what they discuss.

Or I might write about 1916.

Your first idea definitely counts, and I'd love to read about it. Both of them sound like great ideas!

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I'm a very tentative maybe with the Underground Railroad. I'm also wondering, can we combine with other challenges?

You're welcome to combine with other challenges :)

Takers:
Aphoride - Rasputin and the Russian Revolution
TreacleTart - creation of Machu Picchu
ShazaLupin
Margaret - Dumbledore and de Valera or the Easter Rising
FlamingQuilltips- India and colonial rule

Maybes:
Jen25 - Jack the Ripper or Fudge meeting Thatcher
poppunkpadfoot - AIDs crisis
Vilja - end of communism in Poland
melian
MuggleMaybe - Underground Railroad
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yas i am here for this

will probably write multiple entries but my first is gonna be abt a school of magic in Paris & the canonisation of Louis IX