Winners of Salute to the Fallen Heroes Contest Announced

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Jun 04, 2008

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All the entries have been received in last month’s Salute to Fallen Hero Contest and the winners have been chosen. In this contest, we asked you to write a eulogy of up to 50 words about the Harry Potter character of your choice. After judging the many wonderful entries, our Contest Crew has chosen the following winners along with two honorable mentions:

  • First Place: Severus Snape – MistyH

    He was light and dark.
    Hate and love.
    Pain and remedy.
    In the end, he was noble without being kind,
    loyal without being blameless.
    He was a question with no easy answer.
    An enigma, a riddle, a deep and complex man.
    And most assuredly, a hero.

  • Second Place: Regulus Black – Fidelia

    To The Dark Seeker

    We spoke your name in whispers
    A traitor’s end
    Ignoble, unsung
    Time and other hands have uncovered your deeds
    You instead saw Truth
    And did not flinch nor turn away
    You died for honor, for loyalty
    And love
    Let’s pin your fallen star
    Knowing you sought not Darkness
    But Light

  • Third Place: Severus Snape – Dasani

    Harry: He was the bravest man ’
    Hermione: ’ capable of great love ’
    Ron: ’ in great need of shampoo ’
    Neville: ’ perhaps a dose of sanity ’
    Luna: He had the most beautiful soul ’
    Ron: ’ if he had a soul ’
    Harry: ’ and we didn’t really know him. Did we?

  • Honorable Mention: Fred Weasley – Fngw417

    In life he made us laugh, his death we had a cry, but like the cowboy who dies with his boots on, with a smile on his face did Fred Weasley die. Whether a canary cream or dung bomb you give, in our hearts Fred Weasley does live!

  • Honorable Mention: Dobby – Zuha Khan

    Dobby,
    I took away your chains and gave you hope.
    I gave you freedom and generosity.
    If only I had realized that it was you who had set me free.
    You had given me hope and freedom and generosity.
    Your final act will never be forgotten.
    You’re my savior.

    Many congratulations to all! Our first place winner will be receiving their very own custom made wand courtesy of Wizard Wood Wands.

    As with all of our contests, entries are judged on a number of things including spelling and grammar. Our Contest Crew would like to remind everyone to please double check for simple mistakes such as the misspelling of a character’s name prior to submitting so all work received can be included in the final judging process.

    Once again, congratulations to all!





  • 45 Responses to Winners of Salute to the Fallen Heroes Contest Announced

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    1st post!

    GOOD JOB EVERYBODY CONGRATS

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    awesome.congrats everyone….I like Dasani s the best!

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    I like them all! So many heros – I loved Dobby the most!

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    I congratulate d winners as well as those of honourable mentions. They’re wonderful.

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    They are beautiful ! The third one made me laugh a lot (especially Ron’s part), and the one about Fred is so true and moving. Congratulations to all the writers !

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    I like the Dobby one best – and the second Snape one was funny. Congrats to all of them!

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    Beautiful entries !! Especially “The Dark Seeker” is great, as it is the most “poetic” one- and also as it remembers Regulus Black, a hero who is unfortunately not often mentioned – but they are all heartfelt and touching!! I agree with Dasani – we never really knew Snape .. and if he had survived, he would have become a recluse probably and sadly..

    congratulations to you all !!

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    Great Job! I love the snape ones! (and i’m not a snape fanatic) Go LUNA!

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    Excellent job, everyone! All of you captured the essence of each character! I’m sure it was hard, for the Leaky crew, to chose…I know I would have had a hard time of it all! Again, well deserved Congratulations!

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    The first place is absolutley perfect for Sev. I love them all, really well done to all who entered. xxx

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    I really like the poem that got third place. It’s a great combo between silly and poignant.

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    Pure beauty. All of them. <3

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    Wow, congratulations to all of you. Great work, wonderful. I love them all, but I was especially touched by the one about Dobby.

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    Absolutely wonderful! Congrats to everyone!!! :)

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    Congrats everyone!* I especially love the third-place winner’s entry, Dasani. The last line…It just gives me goosebumps.

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    Man, that Dobby poem is epic!

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    Oh how thoughtful and sweet- as his widow, I felt that one right in the chest I tell ya! OK I’ll quit. That was very nice and sentimental about Snape and Regulus, they all put it very nicely about the characters. Its true though Snape was a hero and though we were never certain who he was supporting, in the end we knew there was love in his heart for Harry because he was connected to Lily. He was truely the most complex and amazing character of the series for me.

    Bellatrix Lestrange: a little punch-drunk and a little out of funk she always knew her heart even though her head was torn apart. she was most loyal to her master Voldy and together they died and went all moldy. She hated Sirius to the core but we’ll remember her forever more!

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    Sorry, but Severus had zero love for Harry. He always treated him like dirt. He was as cruel as he could possibly be short of killing Harry. And the only thing that kept him from killing Harry was his love for Lilly. And let’s be honest, it was nearly as obsessive a love as Bellatrix’s was for Voldemort! He hated Harry simply because he looked like his father, and he could never see how much of Lilly was actually in Harry. Was he a hero? Grudgingly I must say yes. But He was a very, very, very flawed hero.

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    ^haha!! luv the bella one. All of the winning ones were really nice!! i did one about dobby, but it didnt win..oh well!!

    Luv-Lily

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    The third placed one was my favorite :)

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    Sorry, but Severus had zero love for Harry. He always treated him like dirt. He was as cruel as he could possibly be short of killing Harry. And the only thing that kept him from killing Harry was his love for Lilly. And let’s be honest, it was nearly as obsessive a love as Bellatrix’s was for Voldemort! He hated Harry simply because he looked like his father, and he could never see how much of Lilly was actually in Harry. Was he a hero? Grudgingly I must say yes. But He was a very, very, very flawed hero. Posted by mkm on June 04, 2008 @ 02:09 PM

    Re: SEVERUS SNAPE IS NOT A FLAWED HERO…yes, Snape betrayed Lily and James (mostly Lily) and that is why I think Severus always looked after Harry, was it because Dumbledore? or Lily? I don’t know- but either way he was always on our side (Dumbledore’s) and risked his life many times to make sure no harm came to Harry and to keep him safe. Yes, I’m pretty sure he did it mostly out of loving Harry- but i’m pretty sure atleast once in his life-he wished Harry was his son instead of James’. Because he loved Lily and Harry.

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    Yeah I don’t see many flaws in Snape at all either. These are BEAUTIFUL! I like the third placed one too. Especially the last line. :( Nobody knew Snape.

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    excellent of of them are, Misty is definatntly deserving of 1st place but Dasani’s hit it right on the head non knew the true serverus til his noble deed in his last moments to give the child of his beloved Lilly the information he vitally needed. and i have always thought it was a strange sort of love/hate relationship with severus’ rowards harry, he hated him because he was the child of his greatest rival, the one that ended up with the woman he loved, and yet i think very deep down there was a spark of love for harry as he is all that is left of Lilly and severus could not help but to think of lilly each time he saw harry’s eyes, and perhaps also it was partly his atonement for what he had done that led to the death of lilly

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    wow, some snape lovers chillin today! i think he’s a great character, but i have to side with everyone that says he didn’t love harry. i’d like to think he kind of cared for him, but snape himself would probably think that the most morose, disgusting thing to say. regardless, i think maybe there was a little concern, but no love. no way. at least in my reading.

    that’s what’s kind of sweet, really… everyone’s got totally different characters made up in their heads, driven from the exact same narrative. pretty interesting.

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    I agree with both sides: Severus Snape was, well, a little bit of everything…

    & I think he loved Harry too, which is very strange, because I think Snape also loathed Harry… Does anyone understand what I mean?

    Also, just to make myself clear, I also loath Severus Snape …I think he was very Brave & Noble & trusting, but I still loath him…& I think I always will… (Please, I didn’t say this to start a fight, I was just stating my opinion…)

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    JoeJoe: Cheers!*

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    I LOVED third place’s poem. I love how it just ended with Did we? Very touching – all of the poems. :)

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    Great job everyone! I loved the Severus ones, especially… we didn’t ever really know him, even after he died and all his backstory came out (thus all the conflicting opinions above me)

    Kinda off-topic: shouldn’t the last bit read “As with all our contests…” Just wondering…

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    Great job everyone! The Regulus one was cool. And I really like the Bellatrix one too. I think we should all post our non-winning ones just for fun cause I’d love to read more of them. Here are the two I wrote in case anyone’s interested.

    Redemption

    you played your part until the end a hero, Lily’s dearest friend hatred destroyed you so it seemed but in the end you were redeemed your name lives on in Harry’s family forgiveness for your painful memories brilliant, fiercely loyal it’s true and the bravest man we ever knew

    Sacrifice

    two brave lovers fallen on one day war is hell but sometimes there’s no other way although you’re gone in our hearts you’ll stay your deaths were not in vain they helped to vanquish evil end the pain darkness cannot fully conquer light and your son lives on shining bright

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    Darn it! I misspelled “Gred” again! (bloody ‘ell!)

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    martha, those ones are really good! And here is what I say on the snape issue! He is my 3rd fave character. and i do think he is a hero, but a flawed one. he loved Lily for sure. I think he somewhat cared for harry. at times he hated him and at times he saved him. after the 6th book I knew he was good. But it was hard to tell because of his messed up past. But he turned out alright. he was definitly feeling remorse for lily and he did switch over to DD. So in the end if he would have lived I think he and Harry could have been closer. Not like really close, but at least not hating each other. I am a big fan of snape! And I feel very bad cuz he had a horible life.

    Luv-Lily

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    These are amazing everyone, well done!

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    Luv the first one.

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    i think the third palce winner was hilarious, especially Ron’s part when he says “in great need of shampoo”. congrats to all the winners

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    Geez! I wish I could write like these folks.

    OMT

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    oh man, the Dobby one made me cry! i think that one is my favorite

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    Great job everyone. Inspiring words.

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    Dobby by Zuha Khan is my favorite… I got all choked up and was on the verge of tears. How can we get so attached to fictional characters??? I suppose that is the true magic… the magic of books.

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    These are so moving! I felt tears in my eyes when reading them!

    I found the last line of the snape one “we didnt really know him” quite scary. I don’t know why but there’s something about that line.

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    All great, Dasani, you made me laugh! I think you stayed true to the characters very well, yay Ron!

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    I missed the contest. Postscript: Colin Creevey You chose Honor over Innocence too soon. It brought you Death Yet there are far worse choices than the one you made, To stand beside friends for a cause you loved, Wtih Heart and Soul and Courage Far beyond your years.

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    ootp sucks balls, who ever agues against me prepare for a beating, because i will win, this is wat a lovely man had to say before:

    whats the point of including insignificant characters like the carrows in the sixth film, there names most likely will not even be mentioned in the film, they just be there for the sake of the fans, normal movie goers wont have a clue who they are plus why is lucius malfoy included in the slughorn memory scene. he wasn’t ther in the book. ow lets just put him in for the sake of it. the bigger the cast the better the movie, yeah. also why put regulus black in this film they could easily have placled him in the fifth,showing his family tree, a quick explanation is all thats needed. another thing, whats with the costuming and make up, the trio look like there ment to be on the cover of some designer teenage magazine. the film is supposed to be set in 1995 or 6. another,is why is harry’s hair so neat, the third and forth film captued the essence of the what the character really was. now we have this short haired neat looking boy. it the most “un-Harry-like” hairstyle so far. theys are small thins so why change them. if you look at the 5th film and then look at the other four, costume, music, make up, editing, acting and everything wise its completely different. to say the fifth film was the best is to say the rest of them were total rubbish. ow and the locket, wat are they going to do about the locket. are they going to just try to fit everything into the last 2films. the movie goers are going to have a head ache trying to remeber everything. the way the fifth film was made, was so that only fans could understand it. you dont make films for that purpose alone. please wb, you still have time, rethink on your decision, of yates for the last 2 films. i’m Ed Tom signing off.

    Now i have been challenged before by someone tryin to deconstruct my evr point, but totally avoided what my points really infact. this is what Mugglethai had to say:

    Seriously, what’s with all these complaining? It seems like some people enjoy complaining so much. First they complain about the lack of picture, now when new pics come out and they can’t find anything wrong with the pics, they just start complaining about other movie stuff completely unrelated to this news. I bet next month they will complain that there are too many pics.

    Ed Tom, at least DO SOME RESEARCH before start your nitpicking:

    - “plus why is lucius malfoy included in the slughorn memory scene. he wasn’t ther in the book. ow lets just put him in for the sake of it.”

    The actor has already said that he will appear in an old Slug Club photo. That’s it. It is called ‘attention to detail’.

    -“also why put regulus black in this film they could easily have placled him in the fifth,showing his family tree, a quick explanation is all thats needed.”

    The actor gave an interview that he will appear in a photo in Slughorn office. By introducing him this way, the audience will know who he is and also GET TO SEE HIS FACE. You complain about the movie confusing those who are not fan. Well, THIS IS ONE WAY TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM. If they just introduce Regulus the same way as in the book, movie goers will just forget about him by the time we get to DH. Now that they also show his face in the movie, it is likely that the audience will be less confused.

    -“whats with the costuming and make up, the trio look like there ment to be on the cover of some designer teenage magazine. the film is supposed to be set in 1995 or 6.”

    I don’t know about your taste in fashion. But to me, those clothes look like something you can see normal teenagers wearing everyday, which is what the kids are suppose to wear outside school (Harry and Hermione grow up in a muggle family, and it is mentioned in GOF that Weasley kids wear muggle clothes at home). We don’t even get a proper look at Ron and Harry’s clothes in that burrow pic, and Hermione’s clothes the same one (or the similar one) she wore in one deleted scene of POA.

    -“why is harry’s hair so neat, the third and forth film captued the essence of the what the character really was. now we have this short haired neat looking boy. it the most “un-Harry-like” hairstyle so far.”

    To me, it look far more messy than in the first 2 films.

    -“whats the point of including insignificant characters like the carrows in the sixth film, there names most likely will not even be mentioned in the film, they just be there for the sake of the fans, normal movie goers wont have a clue who they are”

    They are included in HBP because the have bigger role in DH. Yes, normal movie goers wont have a clue who they are BECAUSE THEY DON’T NEED TO. They just have to see these two characters as Voldemort’s minions and that’s it. Filmmakers need a bunch of Death Eaters for the battle at the end anyway. Why not include characters from the book instead of just a bunch of extras???

    -“to say the fifth film was the best is to say the rest of them were total rubbish”

    Just because two things are different doesn’t mean you can’t like both of them. I like both POA and OOTP for different reasons. I also like both HP and Narnia although they are different. I think HP is better, but that doesn’t mean Narnia is rubbish.

    Now if you look closely to what im saying and what moron face is saying, her/his retaliations don’t make sense. they miss the point. Far better arguements could be made. oh and Suzy can stop sucking up to Muggletai, “Have you ever considered a career in law?”, God u r doing some over time on your ball sucking.

    By the way this is not Ed Tom. Challenge me Muggletai. Challenge me!

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    Where are you Noobs coming from- its like a bunch a Trolls were set loose. “OOTP sucks balls” what the hell kind of comment is that. This is not IMDb where you can talk about and say whatever you please- so lets keep what diginity we have left on here. Whoever you are and ” Draco and Hermy” why dont you go back where you came from. Yes I know ” Draco and Hermy” arnt on here but they/ he/ she made the dumbest comments about Helen as Narcissa. So save your pride and get lost.

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    You r so right BellaSnape, OOPT does suck balls, i mean the film was a complete mess, i whole heartedly agree with you. Im also so proud to notice your full longing suport for Draco and Hermy, they as well as i would be proud.

    from your devoted supporter #1BellaSnape Fan

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    I love the first one it is so Snape I stuck with him to the end and the poem is just right.

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