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The Magical Menagerie Recap

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🐾 The Magical Menagerie 🐾

Hello, magizoologists! Last month, you embarked on a mission that tested your endurance and pushed you to the very limits of your creativity - our magical menagerie reviewing event!

Many of you may have gone in as novices, but you all came out as experts. Everyone who participated definitely would've gotten an E or an O on their OWLs and are trying to figure out whether Hagrid is teaching the NEWT classes decide whether to take NEWT classes.

And after such a difficult event, your supervising magizoologists decided that we really should give you all a recap blog post - and a few awards. ;) Here we go!

 

🦋 Round One: The Not-So-Friendly Skies 🦋

For this round, teams Leucrocota (Gryffindor/Hufflepuff) and Wyvern (Ravenclaw/Slytherin) had to capture flying magical creatures, including identifying the new dragon breed the Firetooth. In the end, both teams were triumphant and earned the 199 point bonus for capturing every creature in the scene! You were all very good finders here... but your journey was just beginning. ;)

You also received one point per review. For this round, that shook out to be...

:gryffindor: 191
:slytherin: 140
:ravenclaw: 60
:hufflepuff: 34

 

🦑 Round Two: The Deep and Silent Depths 🦑

For this round, teams Griffin (Gryffindor/Ravenclaw) and Gorgon (Hufflepuff/Slytherin) had to capture water-based magical creatures, including identifying the new breeds the Demi-Serpent, the Kemora, and the Kraken. In the end, both teams were triumphant and earned the 226 point bonus for capturing every creature in the scene... though both teams had to draw on their every last ounce of knowledge, with team Griffin leaving more than 150 incorrect 'identify' reviews before finally finding the demi-serpent and team Gorgon almost resorting to guessing Pokemon. :P

You also received one point per review. For this round, that shook out to be...

:gryffindor:  247
:slytherin:  192
:ravenclaw:  107
:hufflepuff:   49

 

⛰️ Round Three: The Echoes in the Eerie Cave ⛰️

For this round, teams Chimera (Gryffindor/Slytherin) and Wolpertinger (Hufflepuff/Ravenclaw) had to capture magical creatures dwelling deep within a cave, including identifying the new breed the Runewinder. In the end, both teams were triumphant and earned the 199 point bonus for capturing every creature in the scene... though some of you obviously didn't stop there. 😛

You also received one point per review. For this round, that shook out to be...

:gryffindor:  306
:slytherin:  158
:ravenclaw:  119
:hufflepuff:   73

 

🐾Overall Event 🐾

Everyone who participated, whether they left one review or two hundred reviews (wait for it.......) or somewhere in between did an amazing job, and we're so glad that you found the time to jump in. It was so much fun to experience the event with you, and we're so glad that people seemed to have a good time! ❤️

The house's total review counts were...

:gryffindor:  711
:slytherin:  490
:ravenclaw:  286
:hufflepuff:  156

 

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awards by @galadriel

 

There were some people who really went above and beyond, and we want to make sure that they get a little extra recognition for the countless hours they spend on reviewing other HPFTers fics over the course of the month.

  1. @starbuck: 212
  2. @TreacleTart: 187
  3. @nott theodore: 111

We'd also like to give a special shout out to @Renacerá, whose 84 reviews were more than half of Hufflepuff's total review count!

 

Finally, we'd like to recognize each house's top reviewers for the rounds:

 

You can all find your awards below:

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awards by @ShadowRose

If you'd like to keep your awards, please rehost & credit! Thank you all again for making this event amazing - this is a wonderful community, and we're so glad to be a part of it! ❤️
 
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starbuck

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thank you for the beautiful award!! ^_^ it was lots of fun to participate in the event - i read so many awesome stories :bliss:

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Rumpelstiltskin

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Aww, lookit all the pretty awards! \O/ Good job, everyone! Kris, you're a machine! ❤️ 

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Renacerá

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So pretty! Thank you so much for the recognition! :) The event was so much fun!

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ReillyJade

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Thank you so much for the recognition and the beautiful award! :wub: I had to join the fray a little later for this event because of RL things, but I'm just glad I was able to contribute in some way - and I had so much fun doing so!

Also, a million thank-yous to @abhorsen., @galadriel, and @ShadowRose for coordinating this event! I was really forced to step outside my comfort zone for this, and that resulted in me reading a bunch of amazing stories I may not have clicked on otherwise. It also reminded me how much I love reviewing. I've been keeping up with my review request thread now more than ever before, which in turn is exposing me to even more wonderful stories. So really, this event is the gift that keeps on giving! 💙

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StarFeather

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Thank you for making this site more attractive year after year.

I'll try reading @galadriel's , @abhorsen.'s and @ShadowRose's stories and to leave some thank you reviews.

Please let me know if I miss the other staffers who administered that event.

 

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