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Mea culpa! Mea culpa!
It's all my fault. I lost the Spring Trinket results. I closed the competition on 1 June. I checked the results and closed the window here at the site. It then disappeared before I could record the results. I've been trying to find it since then, seeking help from some of my counterparts. No luck. Our technical people have been notified.
We would like to open the fall competition soon, but we need to find the last one and why it vanished on me. I take full responsibility for the mess-up. It's no excuse it being my first time administering it. My apologies to SIYE and my thanks to Jenny Elf and Sir Ollivander for what help they offered.
Senior Administrator for Having Egg on His Face.
(No, the mischief has not been managed yet).
Spenser Hemmingway on 2016.08.18 - 11:00AM (6 Comments)
The Burrow Secret Challenge (2016-3)
Someone at the Burrow has a secret and it's causing tensions amongst the occupants.
Your challenge is to write a story about who is keeping the secret, why, and how it is revealed.
The categories for judging are Best Overall, Most Humerous, Most Unexpected, and the People's Choice Award.
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 the Burrow Secret Challenge (2016-3) category sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE time on Tuesday 15th November 2016.
3. Only completed stories will be accepted. Multiple chapters are allowed so long as all the requirements are in the chapters and the story is completed by the deadline. All stories still go through the same approval process as normal submissions so please don't wait until last minute to submit your story.
Sincere appreciation to readers and writers who have offered suggestions for challenge topics! Since we need to narrow our choices down to 1 topic by Aug. 1, GinnyWeasley777 and GHL have whittled the list down to 6 possibilities which, in no particular order, include:
1. Write about a secret source of tensions at the Burrow.
2. Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry. Tell us about it.
3. James, Albus and Lily Luna are throwing a long-anticipated retirement party for their illustrious parents. Help everyone celebrate with some stories of our two hero's extraordinary and unconventional careers.
4. Harry ran away for all the wrong reasons. Ginny has finally tracked him down. What happens next?
5. Someone is going on a magical creature hunt. The challenge would be to tell why they are hunting the creature, do they find it, and tell about the journey.
6. Come on now -- did Harry truly have to wait until spring of his sixth year to snog a certain redhead? Think of another good opportunity to get our favourite pair together earlier. Carpe diem!
Please use this forum to express your preferences. If you're vocal and persuasive, others may listen.
Note that if your idea hasn't made it this far, or if it isn't chosen on Aug. 1, then do know that it's still under consideration for the future. Feel free to keep reminding us!
Pending official approval, GinnyWeasley777 and GHL have agreed to assume the mantle of SIYE challenge coordination.
Normally, the new challenge cycle would have started on July 1, however GW & GL have proposed to instead announce the next challenge on August 1, and to plan to run three challenges every year, on four month cycles (start dates of August 1, Dec. 1 and April 1).
Here's an example of how a proposed challenge cycle would run:
- Aug. 1. New challenge topic is announced
- Nov. 15 Submission deadline; judging begins
- Dec. 1 Winners are announced, and the next new challenge topic is revealed
Tentatively, we would like to have an ongoing solicitation for new challenge topics within the News forum... starting right now! Below are a few of the topics discussed in last month's challenge News item. Please either tell us which one(s) you enjoy most either as a reader or an authour, or else please suggest new candidates!
Running List of Possible Topics
1. James and Lily Potter are still alive. Write a brief story involving the two of them meeting Ginny.
2. Lily Luna decides she's had enough of living under her parent's spotlight and takes off to another country. She doesn't tell anyone where she's gone.
3. Harry and Ginny go out on a bender. The next morning they notice that something is missing... Uh oh...
4. Write about a place that is special to Harry and Ginny.
5. Write about a secret source of tensions at the Burrow
6. Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry.
7. James, Albus and Lily Luna are throwing a long-anticipated retirement party for their illustrious parents. Help everyone celebrate with some stories of our two hero's extraordinary and unconventional careers.
8. Harry ran away for all the wrong reasons. Ginny has finally tracked him down. What happens next?
9. Someone is going on a magical creature hunt. The challenge would be to tell why they are hunting the creature, do they find it, and tell about the journey.
10. Seeing names on the Potter Family tapestry left Harry with more questions than answers. He begins to do some research. What interesting stories does he uncover?
Sir Ollivander is resigning from the positions of Senior Administrator and Chief Challenger at Sink Into Your Eyes web site effective the end of June. He is stepping down from his areas of leadership and responsibility to become a regular member of SIYE. The staff of SIYE have been aware of this move since the beginning of June.
My private and family life is beginning to take on more of a priority. Working with SIYE is beginning to take a back seat when it comes to managing my time and energy. I don’t want SIYE to suffer from my lack of attention.
Since December of 2003, I became an avid reader of SIYE stories. Little by little, I was asked to join different positions in SIYE to the point of Senior Administrator under the owner, Robert. I have enjoyed running the web site and adding my contributions. I even had the pleasure of meeting Robert when on vacation near his hometown a few years ago. Although I am leaving my positions, I will still be around, reading a story here and there. I wish to thanks everybody who have made my jobs so easy. Take care and best of luck to all.
The SIYE Challenge Is Suspended Until Further Notice
At the height of its popularity, the SIYE Challenge received 15 to 25 submitted stories per Challenge. The judges had a lot of reading to do. The last few years has seen the Challenge submissions dwindle down to 2 or 3 per contest. A few occasions we were worried that we would have no submissions. With such a very low turnout lately, the Challenge is being put on hold at this time. I would like to thank a) those judges that continued to help out by reading and judging the stories and b) those authors that accepted the Challenge and came up with original stories to meet the it. Overall, we received over 550 stories over the years.
The deadline has passed and The Potter Trunk Challenge (2016-2) is now closed. The judges are being given their instructions to judge the two stories that have been submitted. Remember, the categories are Best Overall, Most Useful, and Most Unexpected. The People's Choice Award is open to all SIYE members and can be voted on only once. Make your vote count. The winners will be posted at the end of the month.
The People's Choice award: http://siye.co.uk/trinkets.php?peopleschoice=Y
Sir Ollivander on 2016.05.16 - 08:40PM (0 Comments)
The Trinkets Are Back
Greetings to one and all!
With the help of our Administrator Emeritus Jenny Elf, I think that I've finally figured out how to work of Silver Trinket Award system. Logged in members can vote at their home page. There are quite a few nominations to wade through, so please take your time voting. Winners will be anounced on 1 June. Thank you for participating and thank you again Jenny for your patience with me.
Spenser Hemmingway on 2016.05.02 - 10:13AM (20 Comments)
The Potter Trunk Challenge Update #1
After Harry got over his shock at receiving something from his parents, he expanded the trunk to full size and went inside. On the table in the den was the second letter. He grabbed it, sat down and read it.
The Potter trunk library was better than the Hogwarts library. Those books deemed not suitable or restricted at school was fully accessible in the trunk. Also, the potions lab was better stocked than Snape's classroom. Plus Snape wouldn't be standing over you, yelling insults at you, while you practice your potions. The study room/den was a nice and quiet room to read or study without interruptions. It could easily turn into a sleep room if needed.
Harry looked around the various rooms and through about it. Given a kitchen & loo type room and one could live in the trunk.
What would be your reason of creating such a trunk for your child? Write down your answer as a story and submit it for the Challenge.
Sir Ollivander on 2016.04.24 - 08:26PM (0 Comments)
Lily Evans, soon to be Potter, writes one last letter to her love before she becomes his wife.Rating: PG Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Fluff Words: 1029 Chapters: 1 Published: 2006.06.10 Updated: 2006.06.11 Hits: 2594 Reviews: 5
Harry left Ginny to keep her safe, but Hogwarts during Voldemort's reign was anything but. Although they both survived, each bears scars from their year apart. The end of a war and the death of a brother don't make for an easy romance, but as long as there is the faintest, slimmest, wildest chance.... The Weasleys gained and lost a member in one night. Will they ever be whole again?Rating: R Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Drama, Romance Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Negative Alcohol Use Words: Chapters: 40 Published: 2015.11.10 Updated: 2016.08.23 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 32091 Reviews: 242
Harry had never friends, so he imagined one: a red haired girl he kept forgetting to name. Ginny imagined a shy boy with untidy hair and bright eyes, who knew nothing of magic, so she told him. He dreamt of a world of magic and of a girl who wanted to be his friend. She dreamt of a boy who loved to hear her voice, no matter what. Then dreams become a reality when Harry met Ginny.
*Nominated for 2014 November/December DSTA for Best New Story and Best Romance* *Nominated for 2016 January/Feburary DSTA for Best Comedy, Drama, and Romance*Rating: PG Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Dark Fiction, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 34 Published: 2014.11.13 Updated: 2016.08.23 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 42318 Reviews: 203
Albus has his challenges during his first year. Cleopatra is obviously his soulmate, and has brilliant insights into magic, except she cannot do it like anyone else. Albus has to help her while keeping peace between the two brightest and most competitive students at Hogwarts, Scorpius and Rose. It doesn’t help that people are out to get Albus. Harry is not sure he can keep everyone safe. Then you have Ginny and Cleopatra.
Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Romance Warnings: Death, Intimate Sexual Situations, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 17 Published: 2016.03.20 Updated: 2016.08.22 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 5467 Reviews: 48
Harry has spent much of his life being hunted by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Now the Dark Lord is dead, it is time for Harry to live the life he has always wanted. It it time for Harry to create for himself a new normal. Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: General, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 18 Published: 2015.07.03 Updated: 2016.08.21 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 16303 Reviews: 105
When George receives a letter from one of his brothers asking for help, he finds himself keeping secrets even from his twin.Rating: PG-13 Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges Genre: Action/Adventure, Tragedy Warnings: Death Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2016.08.20 Updated: 2016.08.20 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 506 Reviews: 9
Through a brilliant feat of Accidental Magic, Ginny Weasley finds herself bound up with Harry Potter on a journey that will shatter space and time.Note: Picks up from halfway through chapter six of PS. Abuse warnings are limited to pre-Hogwarts experiences. Rating is mainly for language.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Crossover, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 43 Published: 2010.05.23 Updated: 2016.08.20 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 84825 Reviews: 278
Tom Riddle opened the Chamber of Secrets while he was a student at Hogwarts. He committed another horrific act that same year. Now decades later, the students of Hogwarts continue to be impacted by his crimes. How will Ginny and her friends handle the darkness within? Rating: R Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Rape, Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 8 Published: 2016.07.28 Updated: 2016.08.20 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 2536 Reviews: 52
The final battle and immediate aftermath from Ginny's POVRating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2016.08.18 Updated: 2016.08.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 737 Reviews: 7
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: 193426 Chapters: 30 Published: 2014.12.14 Updated: 2016.07.29 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 45004 Reviews: 253
When nearly ten-year old Ginny Weasley brews a love potion with her best friend, Luna Lovegood, the results are nothing like what she expects them to be. She soon finds that not only has her life been irrevocably changed, but that of the boy she has always dreamed of, Harry Potter. They have unknowingly entered into the strongest and rarest of all bonds, the Spiritual Bond, and unlike other bonds, it is unbreakable. Follow both Ginny and Harry on their journey as they navigate the road of friendship and true love. Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Death, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: 81682 Chapters: 9 Published: 2015.04.03 Updated: 2015.11.14 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 21446 Reviews: 101
*** Honorable Mention in The Portraits Challenge *** This is all your fault! Yes, you know who you are... You couldn't let the kids rest on their Fuddle Fog laurels... Just had to request a sequel, yeah? September, 1992: the action shifts to Hogwarts, where the hunt for a cursed diary is bogging down. With Ginny stuck in detention, Harry finds himself racing down an unfamiliar corridor, desperately fleeing a lovesick dyslexic. Blundering into a dead end, Harry evades capture and chances upon a brilliant stroke of luck: a gallery of grateful gossips, snitches and spies, all very eager to set our plucky protagonists back on the trail. Will our delightful duo succumb to the 'Air of Slytherin'? And what about a DADA professor who (surprise, surprise) is not quite who he claims to be?Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy Warnings: Mild Language Words: 18599 Chapters: 3 Published: 2015.04.15 Updated: 2015.05.06 Status: Completed Hits: 8840 Reviews: 45
*** Winner of Best Overall, Most Adventurous, and The People's Choice Award in The Portraits Challenge ***Harry found himself in a room of abandoned portraits and cleaned them up. In return for this act of kindness, the portraits decide it is only right to help Harry with the Triwizard Tournament. A simple interaction changes the whole year for Harry.Rating: PG Category: The Portraits Challenge (2015-2), The Portraits Challenge (2015-2) Genre: Drama, Romance Words: 17310 Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.05.15 Updated: 2015.05.16 Status: Completed Hits: 5637 Reviews: 24
After Ginny helps Harry defeat Voldemort, a bond forms between them. A worried Molly, knowing of a prophecy that involves Ginny, tries to keep them apart. AU *slight Molly bashing*Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use Words: 23003 Chapters: 9 Published: 2015.06.03 Updated: 2015.06.26 Status: Completed Hits: 18616 Reviews: 62
The war has been won, yet the aftershocks continue. The scattered survivors are left to pick up the pieces and find ways to move on. Join the various members of the extended Weasley family as they struggle to rebuild and cope with the consequences. And of course there are still Death Eaters left to find.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Drama Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use Words: 194934 Chapters: 31 Published: 2015.06.16 Updated: 2016.01.13 Status: Completed Hits: 60124 Reviews: 471
*** Winner of Best Overall in the The Potter Trunk Challenge ***Shadows were closing in. Time grew short and options scarce... and so the young parents prepared a gift for their infant son.Years later, their caring gesture nearly foundered... yet thanks to a dozen sacrificial biscuits, Harry Potter's twelfth birthday is graced by a single present -- one that will someday yield the greatest gifts of all.Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance Warnings: Death Words: 19874 Chapters: 4 Published: 2016.04.24 Updated: 2016.05.14 Status: Completed Hits: 5298 Reviews: 66