October Contest: Pensieve Diving


Oct 04, 2011

Posted by Mel

For this month’s contest we are going Pensieve diving! On each of the
five Saturdays in October we will provide you with the description of
one place and object pair as observed by our muggle friends. Your job
will be to figure out both parts: the location and the item of focus.
These ambiguous clues are all that our poor muggle friends could
articulate and so are rather confusing. Here’s an example of what we

This location is a combination of one of Hagrid’s favorite meal
ingredients, a tennis racquet maker, and a topographic projection. If
you need a hint Mr. Weasley can guide you along. Here you will find an
object that had two uses in life. In both cases its sole purpose was to
carry you on your way.

Answer (highlight to read):
Stoatshead Hill, boot portkey

Oh, one more thing. We were able to identify the wizard whose memories
were in the Pensive. You guessed it, Harry Potter. A location can be
any place mentioned in J.K Rowling’s books that Harry has been to
personally. Accordingly, the object will have been mentioned in the
books as being at that location.

Winners will receive one of three handcrafted wands donated by Wizard Wood Wands
(changed monthly) and 50 MyLeaky points.

Full rules can be found here. Clues will be posted on Saturdays and answers to the clues should be e-mailed by the following Friday. Follow our Facebook page if you need reminders about when clues are posted! Good luck!

18 Responses to October Contest: Pensieve Diving

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Oh joy another contest! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wow! Kinda complicated!Avatar ImagePotterAcumen says: By a "tennis racquet maker," do you mean a company that produces tennis racquets, or a piece of machinery that is responsible for turning them out? Sorry, I am a total literalist. Avatar ImagePotterAcumen says: And what do you mean "If you need a hint Mr. Weasley can guide you along"?Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Hmmm a little complicated...Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: confusing, but okay!Avatar Imageemmawatsonfan13 says: hmmmmmm, yes very confusing, but sounds like lots of fun!!!! Maybe I'll get the hang of it after a couple of them :p Avatar Imageemmawatsonfan13 says: hmmmmmm, yes very confusing, but sounds like lots of fun!!!! Maybe I'll get the hang of it after a couple of them :p Avatar Imageemmawatsonfan13 says: oooooooooooooooops sorry this posted twice......silly computerAvatar Imagekyrstalkris says: How interesting! But what I want to know is why is it 50 MyLeaky points? It's been 200 for the past few months, if I recall correctly. . . . O.o XDDAvatar Imagesongbird says: PotterAcumen, The tennis raquet maker is only for the example, not one of the actual memories, so you don't need to worry about what it means. It's just to give you an idea of what the clues will be like. The actual memory clues will be posted in the Contest Corner here http://www.leakylounge.com/index.php?showtopic=75067 If the Leaky Lounge continues to have technical problems, we will post the memories to solve on our facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/LeakyCauldronContests In regards to the points, in general, we have different points for different rankings. 1st -3rd and Honorable Mention all receive points. Because we have more than one winner for this contest and there are no rankings, we give everyone with all the correct answers the same number of myLeaky points. So in a way, the winners are sharing the points. We have no way of knowing how many people will get all the correct answers, but to give 200 points to each person is a bit much. We also give out more than one wand for the contest, so it's basically a matter of sharing the "prizes" among all the winners. I hope that makes it more clear. Good luck to all who enter! We hope you enjoy solving the clues! Songbird, Leaky Contest StaffAvatar Imagebellahawthorne says: Sounds like fun and interesting! Perhaps a little too indepth for my knowledge of HP, but good luck to those who enter! :DAvatar ImagePotterAcumen says: @songbird: Okay, thank you very much! I'm still a little confused, but I've got the general idea, and I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon enough. Avatar ImagePotterAcumen says: Can the "what" part of the clue be a living creature, or just an inanimate object?Avatar ImageLocomotorWibbly says: how do we enter? where are the clues posted???Avatar Imagesongbird says: PotterAcumen, my apologies that we did not see this in time, but the "what" can be any object, living or not. It will be a definite tangible object, though. Nothing obscure like a soul. LocomotorWibbly, the clues will be posted in the Contest Corner of the Leaky Lounge, here: http://www.leakylounge.com/index.php?showtopic=75067 As it seems pretty stable at the moment, we'll keep them to that link, but should the lounge crash or be having technical difficulties, we will post the clue on our facebook page, here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/LeakyCauldronContests As for how to enter, be sure to read the full rules at the link above in the announcement. Good luck!!! Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: I didn't realise that the first one had been posted because I didn't know where to look, is it too late to enter now? =(Avatar Imagesongbird says: Absolutely not too late to enter. There are still 4 clues left and if no one gets them all right, there's still a possibility to win a wand. You can always enter at any time during the contest. Good luck!! We hope you enjoy it! Songbird - Leaky Contest Staff

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