August 22nd, 2009, 3:41 am
THE SECOND ROUND OF VOTING WILL END ON MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 11:59 PM GMT.
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You need to vote for the entry you feel deserves to win. The votes will remain secret until after the voting is over. You may NOT vote for yourself this time.
August 22nd, 2009, 4:12 am
Right, since my first choice didn't make it, I vote for...
August 22nd, 2009, 4:46 am
My pick ...
(Whoever it is, that's what I call "thinking outside the box". :tu:)
August 22nd, 2009, 5:07 am
I vote for
August 22nd, 2009, 5:09 am
August 22nd, 2009, 5:32 am
August 22nd, 2009, 7:14 am
August 22nd, 2009, 7:22 am
I'm voting for the rambling poem about werewolves.
August 22nd, 2009, 7:29 am
Ok my choice for the Best of the worst is ;
August 22nd, 2009, 7:30 am
August 22nd, 2009, 7:42 am
My final vote goes to Number 43.
August 22nd, 2009, 7:52 am
I vote for Entry 36.
August 22nd, 2009, 8:04 am
I vote for # 43.
August 22nd, 2009, 8:11 am
Entry 36 has my vote.
August 22nd, 2009, 8:22 am
My vote goes to entry
August 22nd, 2009, 9:12 am
August 22nd, 2009, 9:18 am
Best entry: Entry# 11.
August 22nd, 2009, 9:41 am
The entry that I feel deserves most to win iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis:
August 22nd, 2009, 1:13 pm
August 22nd, 2009, 3:39 pm
I vote for entry #13
August 22nd, 2009, 3:48 pm
August 22nd, 2009, 3:49 pm
My inner eye projects the winner to be entry # 29
August 22nd, 2009, 5:15 pm
I vote for # 36
August 22nd, 2009, 5:18 pm
Number 43 - Go Trolls!
August 22nd, 2009, 5:21 pm
August 22nd, 2009, 5:37 pm
August 22nd, 2009, 5:48 pm
# 36 has my vote.
August 22nd, 2009, 6:03 pm
Entry 36 is my choice in this final round.
August 22nd, 2009, 6:23 pm
Vote for entry 74
August 22nd, 2009, 9:04 pm
August 22nd, 2009, 9:43 pm
August 22nd, 2009, 11:19 pm
My vote goes to:
August 22nd, 2009, 11:52 pm
Gosh...this was still tough!!!
I'll choose, ummm:
August 23rd, 2009, 12:00 am
August 23rd, 2009, 12:52 am
silver ink pot
August 23rd, 2009, 1:05 am
I think this entry deserves to win:
August 23rd, 2009, 1:35 am
August 23rd, 2009, 4:08 am
August 23rd, 2009, 7:44 am
My vote goes to:
August 23rd, 2009, 9:09 am
August 23rd, 2009, 1:04 pm
August 23rd, 2009, 2:32 pm
I'd like to vote for:
Entry 16 - Side Effect: May cause dizziness!
This was a really clever idea and it made me laugh :)
August 23rd, 2009, 3:57 pm
My final vote goes to entry #11
August 23rd, 2009, 4:09 pm
August 23rd, 2009, 4:32 pm
I vote for: Entry 46
August 23rd, 2009, 5:30 pm
My final vote is for entry 74.
August 23rd, 2009, 9:26 pm
August 24th, 2009, 1:59 am
The best trollish essay is:
August 24th, 2009, 3:12 am
August 24th, 2009, 3:24 am
Every Dark Arts teacher I ever had would have given entry 74 a Troll grade. :lol:
I'm voting for 74.
August 24th, 2009, 3:46 am
Well, I'd say all of these essays should get bottom marks. But I think #74 is the most trollish of them all.
#16 gets an honorable mention, though I am very annoyed at Fred and George for telling people about that incident!
August 24th, 2009, 5:42 am
Apparently, since I was a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher during my lifetime, I am supposed to grade these monstrosities you insist on calling 'essays'. It looks like, even in death, I am forced to endure the mindless ramblings of failing students.
Very well, let’s not dwell on the inevitable.
Entry 74: You have the logic of a snail; I recommend broadening your horizons, if you don’t want to end up selling vanishing wands and rubber chickens at the Weasley's Joke Shop.
Entry 70: What is it with this class and cookies? Anyway. This student at least has decent grammar, although I recommend researching a topic before rambling about it on a piece of parchment. Muggles believe there is man who goes around the world giving gifts year after year, but doesn't mean it’s true.
Entry 61: This entry gave me a headache so persistent, not even the finest firewhiskey couldn fight it off. Next time, save your mystical babbling for Professor Trelawney’s class.
Entry 46: And I thought these essays couldn’t get worse. An entry about Black, of all people! While I do admit this student certainly has a point when he so eloquently suggests Mr. Black is a public menace, the reasoning behind his theory is absolutely ridiculous. It almost looks like it was written by Black himself, or rather, by that huge ego of his.
Entry 43: The first sentence of this so-called essay is the most sensible thing I’ve read so far. Who would want to teach students who can't seem to grasp even the most elemental grammatical rules? And I have no idea who is this Jose person you speak of.
Entry 36: Please, summon a dictionary (if you miraculously managed to learn the basic summoning spell) and look up the word essay. You will then realize what you wrote is ridiculous, childish and, most importantly, NOT an essay.
Entry 29: I am starting to believe the Ministry of Magic should consider testing the students before admitting them to Hogwarts. If they had to take a common sense exam before the start of each term, the hallways of the castle would be much emptier, and we wouldn't be forced to read things like this essay.
Entry 16: The Weasley Twins have once again proved that leaving their education unfinished effectively truncated their chances of ever growing up past their teenage years. Apparently, this can't be remedied by the loss of an ear - or by death. If I wanted to hear about raging hormones and pathetic nicknames, I would have called Potter.
Entry 13: How... insightful. I certainly hope, for both your sake and the sake of humanity, that you will forever live in your dream bubble surrounded by dresses and make-up, and you never face reality. The shock would leave scars that would put Ms. Lindt's deformity to shame.
Entry 11: This student has a promising future - if The Quibbler is looking for new writers, that is. Please, abandon all hopes of pursuing a career after Hogwarts, and contact Mr. Lovegood right now.
After careful analysis and more than a couple of strengthening potions, I have decided that, of these ten essays presented to me, the most disastrous one is Entry # 13. The other nine students need not worry, though; I am confident you will keep perfecting the art of trolling until you become masters of it.
August 24th, 2009, 6:34 am
August 24th, 2009, 6:57 am
Professor McGonagall kindly asked me if I could help with the grading of these essays and, since I owe so much to her and to the school itself, I couldn't say no.
Before starting, I would like to offer a word of encouragement to these ten students that managed to reach the lowest grades in this class; do not give up, I am sure you havenít explored all your potential yet.
Letís start then, shall we? Help yourself to some chocolate while I grade your work, please.
Entry 74: I appreciate the rather different approach to the topic youíve chosen, but I am afraid I canít find any other positive aspects on this essay. While we do applaud the fact that you take the time to dwell in muggle culture (and that curious thing they call Ďcinemaí), it is not really an acceptable thing to use this knowledge to prove your point in an essay - outside of Muggle Studies, that is. I suggest showing this presentation to the newly reinstated Professor Burbage, I am sure she will find it most entertaining. And she needs a distraction, after all - the afterlife is not easy to get used to.
Entry 70: Again I see the influence of muggle culture is dominating the idea in this essay. Professor Burbage will be most delighted!
Even though you are basing your opinions on a fictional character, I am deeply grateful that you decided to approach this topic positively, and that you don't discriminate against certain minorities just because of the perceptions of society. I must warn you, though; werewolves are not as nice as you paint them to be - trust me.
Entry 61: In a bizarre twist of fate, I must agree with Professor Snape on his opinion of this essay. The Dark Arts are certainly present and tangible, and I believe dismissing them as an existential matter is both dangerous and reckless.
On a personal note; if you are as interested in muggle culture as your fellow students, I suggest looking up SÝren Kierkegaard. You will find he lends certain credibility to your ideas.
Entry 46: Oh my, this is just... Different, certainly. Creative, definitely. I couldnít help but share this essay with Sirius, and he got so excited, he wanted to grade it himself. I will now give him the quill, and might Merlin help us.
WOW, finally someone notices the importance of my person, and its relevance in the magical community! While I was indeed guilty of provoking a few faints in the past (can't really blame me now, can you?), I really donít think that should be seen as a bad thing. I mean, really, itís not like I am evil, itís more like Iím irresistible - I canít help it! My molecules were designed that way, just look closely at my face!
Thanks, though, mate, for noticing there was something special about me - I mean, I clearly knew that, but it seems--
Yes, Sirius, we get it, that will be it. Thanks for your most meaningful insight.
Entry 43: Ah, such a perceptive student! If we ignore the spelling mistakes and the jabs at some former teachers, I believe this essay right here is one of the most insightful ones.
On a personal note, I would like you to know that the fourth DADA teacher was, in fact, Professor Moody (or a very convincing impostor), not Moony. Moony is... Someone else.
Entry 36: This story right here is certainly refreshing! Unfortunately, it would get better marks in one of the new literary workshops Professor Flitwick started this year. Please check your Common Room Notice Board for the time schedule.
Entry 29: If I didnít know Messrs. Fred & George Weasley are no longer students at Hogwarts, I would believe this was one of their pranks! Or at least, I'd hope so, because if you are taking a Defense Against the Dark Arts class and you really don't know what a counter-course is... But then again, maybe curses are not your strong point? I am sure you can still have a bright future ahead of you! Though I don't think being an Auror should be part of it.
Entry 16: And the Weasley Legacy lives on... I must admit it takes lots of talent to create such curious inventions!
Entry 13: Oh, the teenage years! I am actually surprised; this essay manages to choose a topic and stick to it all the way through! It us a rather unusual take on the subject, but itís still a valid one.
Entry 11: Well, there are some, erm, interesting thoughts in there. While I donít think this essay is what weíd call Ďappropriateí for a Defense the Dark Arts class, I do think youíd have a promising future in journalism - or even as a fiction writer! I will suggest the same I suggested to the student who wrote Essay #36; sign up for the literary workshops, you will enjoy them!
Well, after reading and rereading each of these essays, I have decided that, unfortunately, entry # 46 must receive the lowest grade of the class, mainly because, thanks to that essay, Sirius has been talking about himself non-stop for the last six hours.
August 24th, 2009, 4:22 pm
The entry that IMO deserves to win is nį
August 24th, 2009, 5:24 pm
August 24th, 2009, 7:17 pm
August 24th, 2009, 7:31 pm
I vote for entry 74. :)
August 24th, 2009, 7:56 pm
I am voting for entry #46.
August 24th, 2009, 8:38 pm
August 24th, 2009, 8:58 pm
I vote No. 74.
August 24th, 2009, 8:59 pm
My vote is for:
August 24th, 2009, 9:25 pm
I think I'll go with # 29.
August 24th, 2009, 11:27 pm
My vote is for Entry 16
August 25th, 2009, 12:09 am
I truly liked the majority of the essays, buttt I'll give my vote to entry 36....
Good job, finalists! You did amazing!:cool: