Task 8 - It's a Trap!


Task 8 - It's a Trap!

Postby Gail Allen » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:56 pm

While creating deterrents for the Sinister Snowmen terrorizing our communities we are also looking into creating traps for the snowmen and here too your help will be invaluable.
Post a graphic below showing your trap and write a short description of how it works by 11.59 on the 31st of December.
If you do not wish to create a graphic, you can describe your trap and how it works instead. Minimum 130 words.
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Re: Task 8 - It's a Trap!

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:36 am

Here is a large building; hexagonal and dome shaped, apparently made of chunks of packed snow and ice, with large domes interconnecting with each other. Some of the domes are almost clear, to see through, and some are totally opaque.

In front of it is a sign: "Noticing signs of early melt? Come into the FROSTY FRIDGE and regain your crispness!"
This will entice the snowmen to enter into the igloo and regain their solidity, if they've noticed a bit of melting around the edges. There are different rooms, and the notice in the antechamber has 'degrees' for the different rooms, with labels like 'maintenance', 'firming up the edges', 'get it really frosty' and 'chunk of ice'.

After going through the spa ... they are ushered out the back doors where they encounter the fire-breathing chickens ....
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Re: Task 8 - It's a Trap!

Postby Sky Alton » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:05 pm

My trap would involve luring the snowmen to a prime target. Perhaps organising a winter market in Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley, something that would involve a lot of wizards and wealth being in one place at one time. However, the wizards happily doing their shopping in the cold, snowy street would actually be highly trained members of the Magical Law Enforcement Squad. I'm banking on the snowmen assuming that the Ministry wouldn't dare use fire related charms in such a public area so they will consequently be quite complacent. Instead, all the operatives will be prepared to attack any approaching snowmen with freezing charms. Depending on their strength, these will either freeze a snow person to the pavement where they can be dealt with or even freeze them solid, making it difficult for them to move and allowing particularly violent individuals to be incapacitated by means of shattering.
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Re: Task 8 - It's a Trap!

Postby Will Lestrange » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:13 am

My preferred trap would be to create something that looks like snow but really does not mix well with snow. Maybe something white and fluffy arranged in all sorts of patterns designed to look like a snowy paradise but really ending up to be the exact opposite? I think the Muggles have come up with a perfect material for this: a fluffy white material that they call "cotton" grown from Muggle plants. (On the other hand, maybe it's not "Muggle material" so much as "requires a very specific climate to grow, which is essentially unknown to the British Isles". The next time I visit the Wizarding District of Atlanta, which has the right climate for that plant, I'll need to check to see if that wizarding population makes any attempts at cultivating that plant.)

But this "cotton" even occurs in balls lthat look like miniature snowballs. So as we develop this "cotton" landscape, we can make sure to include snow creatures that look like the exact right size and shape to be the preferred food of snowmen. Once the snowmen head on over to the landscape, they will immediately begin to feel "off" as the "cotton" interferes with their snowy bodies: first slowing down and then melting them. Our only precaution: we need to make sure not to touch any of the "cotton" with our fingers after it has been contaminated with snowman snow!
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