With only one "Home Alone" story, the judges still had to submit their votes and comments. The results was pretty much straight forward and split down the middle. Two comments concerning Dobby were polar opposites. So, the winner is...
The winning story is now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section. The 2015-2 Challenge will start April 1st. Remember all those people in the school...in those ugly frames
I would like to thank the judges that sent in their votes. You know who you are: AM, BA, JG, JG, TM, & ZA. Your time to help out is quite valuable. The Challenge would not exist if nobody judged them.
Sir Ollivander on 2015.02.28 - 04:43PM (8 Comments)
Happy Birthday Bonnie
It is now February 17th in London and Hogsmeade. All of us here at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish Miss Bonnie Wright, the actress who portrays one half of our site's favorite couple (no, she's not Harry...sheesh), a very wonderful twenty-fourth birthday. While the boss has banished me from the SIYE ballrooms after all those insurance claims (really...not my fault), someone else has stepped up to provide cake, punch, and music there throughout the next day. Have a great one Bonnie.
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.02.16 - 10:20PM (3 Comments)
The "Home Alone" Challenge is Now Closed
Our first Challenge of the year is now closed. We have only one story where Ginny does the job of defending the Burrow. Therefore the judging will be a little different. The story will go up against the categories of Best Overall, Humorous, Ingenious, and of course, The People’s Choice Award. May the best category win…?
Sir Ollivander on 2015.02.16 - 06:38PM (0 Comments)
It's my pleasure to present the Annual Dumbledore Silver Trinket Award winners for 2014. The envelope, please....
Due to the epic fail on my part (sorry, but it's the start of tax season and the calls at work have increased by quite a lot), the annual ballot will remain open until February 10th. The winners will be announced on February 11th. Sorry about the confusion and the empty ballot!
Based on the popular 1990 American movie "Home Alone," starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister and two would-be burglars, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, this Challenge is about either Harry Potter at #4 Privet Drive OR Ginny Weasley at the Burrow. Pick one!
Harry is left alone when the Dursley's leave town for the weekend. Of course his wand is locked up somewhere and he can't get to it.
Ginny is home alone without her wand over a weekend while the family visits Bill on assignment in Ireland. She's being punished for hexing the Twins after a prank gets carried too far.
For some unknown reasons the wards weaken and burglars are able to see and access their homes. Harry / Ginny are determined to defend their homes, respectively.
The Challenge is to write a story of how Harry / Ginny get into this situation and how they defend their homes against the burglars. Harry / Ginny may not leave their properties.
1. All general submission rules apply. Stories over 20,000 words are discouraged but not prohibited. R-rated stories are allowed but discouraged. Judges are not required to read stories over 20,000 words or any R-rated stories.
2. All entries must be submitted under “Home Alone” Challenge 2015-1, sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Sunday, February 15, 2015.
3. Change in Rule: Only completed stories are acceptable. Multiple chapters are allowed.
4. The categories for judging are Best Overall, Humorous, Ingenious, and The People’s Choice Award.
Sir Ollivander on 2015.01.10 - 08:39PM (3 Comments)
DSTA voting commences
The Time Turner has been found and the voting will commence once again for the November/December DSTAs. Voting will end on January 14th so that the annual awards voting will start on the 15th. So make sure to cast your ballots today!
It’s February, and Ginny brings Harry an important bit of news... And sometimes things break by “accident.” A bit of much needed privacy and a quasi- important moment in the lives of our beloved Harry and Ginny.Rating: PG Category: "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Challenge (2008-1), "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Challenge (2008-1) Genre: Fluff, General, Romance, Songfic Words: 6268 Chapters: 1 Published: 2008.02.29 Updated: 2008.02.29 Hits: 4757 Reviews: 15
Everyone always assumed that as a woman, and a member of the Weasley family in general, Ginny would be all about children- But she seems to be the only one without baby on the brain! How are Luna, lemons, and Carktruffles involved in the Potter family gaining James Sirius? Oneshot story, please read and review! Rating: G Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Fluff, Romance Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.03.26 Updated: 2015.03.29 Status: Completed Hits: 285 Reviews: 5
Al knows things are changing as James is preparing to start at HogwartsRating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: General Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.03.26 Updated: 2015.03.29 Status: Completed Hits: 415 Reviews: 6
The war is finally won, but there were far too many casualties. A depressed Harry gets a second chance to save the wizarding world from an unexpected source. What will he do differently this time, and will there be unexpected consequences from his tampering of time?
Original timeline follows JK Rowling, but Voldemort was not defeated at the Battle of Hogwarts.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 5 Published: 2015.02.15 Updated: 2015.03.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4128 Reviews: 33
After four years working overseas for the shadowy Department M, a world-weary and dispirited Harry Potter returns to the land of his birth. He meets some old friends and makes some new ones, as he learns that much has changed since he left home. AU, a ‘Harry never went to Hogwarts’ story. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure Warnings: Death, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Violence Words: Chapters: 10 Published: 2015.02.17 Updated: 2015.03.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 12144 Reviews: 120
Raising Albus is turning out to be a challenge. Raising a child that is extraordinarily magically talented is difficult enough, but when the child is the subject of several prophesies the task can be daunting. Harry feels it may have been easier being a child subject to prophesies than raising one. Teddy wants to be an Auror, not the safest occupation. James and Lily pose their own challenges. This story will take us up to Albus and Rose train ride to Hogwarts. Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, General Warnings: Death, Violence Words: Chapters: 4 Published: 2015.03.19 Updated: 2015.03.27 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 1156 Reviews: 6
Harry and Ginny's lives have finally evened out. They've faced trauma, and loss, more than most have, but they've fought hard to find a normal.
If only things could stay that way... Old enemies find new ways to seek revenge.
This story is the sequel to Bound. It would be extremely helpful if you read that first.
Warnings are to be safe. It's probably overkill. Please message me if you have any questions or concerns. Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Tragedy Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Rape, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 10 Published: 2014.12.14 Updated: 2015.03.26 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 8979 Reviews: 76
Ginny returns to England, nursing a bruised heart, and intent on focussing on her career. Then she meets Harry Potter.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, General, Romance Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse Words: Chapters: 13 Published: 2015.02.14 Updated: 2015.03.24 Status: Completed Hits: 21138 Reviews: 110
Harry Potter awakes from a coma into a new world built on foundations of lies and deceit. What happened to him? And why have his friends and family turned on him?Harry Potter may have won The War, but can he win his life back?Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Negative Alcohol Use Words: Chapters: 12 Published: 2014.08.26 Updated: 2015.03.21 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 12915 Reviews: 106
The battle is over, there is life to be lived, peace to be enjoyed and trouble following close at their heels.Ginny hasn't seen Harry since the dust settled from the battles with Voldemort, but when an unexpected piece of news draws them together will they be driven apart or become bound?Follows Canon to the best of my knowledge.The warnings are just to be safe. I don't know that they're all needed, but I'm putting them up just to cover my bases. If you have any questions or concerns, please message me. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Romance, Tragedy Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Rape, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: 92463 Chapters: 24 Published: 2014.07.08 Updated: 2014.12.14 Status: Completed Hits: 37316 Reviews: 317
*** Winner of Best Overall in the Quidditch Challenge *** May 2004: It's being billed as the Hogwarts match of the decade! The best Gryffindor team in ages is set to clash against the sleek, defending champion Slytherins. Both squads are stacked with young stars whom Harry and Ginny have mentored, and the Potters are on-hand to mingle with their adoring acolytes. Yet amidst the excitement and good will, lurks a spectre of pain and betrayal -- a brilliant yet prickly Slytherin seeker whose bewildering legacy Harry knows he can no longer defer.** Starting lineups posted! ** (click link; scroll half way down page)This was actually supposed to follow another story ('Trix'; writing ongoing; posting to begin in November) but the Quidditch challenge came out too durned soon, so I'm trying to give you enough background for the current story to stand alone, without spoiling Trix. Hope you enjoy!Rating: G Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Drama, Humor Words: 19716 Chapters: 4 Published: 2014.10.09 Updated: 2014.11.11 Status: Completed Hits: 5320 Reviews: 40
Trix by GHL (PG-13) ** Winner of the DSTA for Best New Story **
"But now old friends are acting strange..." -- Joni MitchellVoldemort is dead; Harry and Ginny are in love and living the dream. What's not to like, right? Then, a sudden rash of strange incidents piques Harry's anxiety. After years of war, are people just having difficulty adjusting to peace? Or is someone nasty pulling dirty 'trix'?The story is set three months after the end of 'The Prevailing Counterpoint', and builds on characters and events elaborated therein. TPC is probably not required reading if you accept that Dumbledore and Snape are dead; that Lupin, Tonks and Fred are alive, and that Slytherins are fundamentally neurotic.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor Warnings: Death, Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: 63834 Chapters: 7 Published: 2014.11.07 Updated: 2015.03.07 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4846 Reviews: 24
*** Winner of Most Humorous in the Quidditch Challenge ***Harry and Ginny visit Portugal for sun, sea, sand, and something else. Bikini Girls on Brooms! Surely the title is enough?Rating: R Category: Quidditch Challemge (2014-4), Quidditch Challemge (2014-4) Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance Words: 7744 Chapters: 1 Published: 2014.11.12 Updated: 2014.11.12 Status: Completed Hits: 3423 Reviews: 24
*** Winner of Humorous & Ingenious in the Home Alone Challenge *** "I wonder what would happen if I mix this paste with that powder?"
Ginny honestly had no idea, but she was willing to wager that it could be a really funny way to extract sweet revenge. As she discretely placed the containers back into Fred's prank chest and relocked it, she would never have guessed that, several accidents later, she would become embroiled in the best punishment ever -- a weekend alone at the Burrow that would change her life forever!Rating: PG Category: Home Alone Challenge (2015-1), Home Alone Challenge (2015-1) Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor Warnings: Mild Language Words: 18964 Chapters: 3 Published: 2015.01.28 Updated: 2015.02.13 Status: Completed Hits: 3182 Reviews: 42