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The Married Lives Challenge (2014-3) is now closed
SIYE has one story submitted for this Challenge so the judging will be simple. The SIYE staff will have the next fourteen days to read the story and determine what awards it deserves. The People's Choice Award will not be used as there is no competition. Watch on August 31 for the posted announcement.
Sir Ollivander on 2014.08.16 - 08:57AM (2 Comments)
Happy Birthday Ginny
It is now 11 August in Hogsmeade, London, The Burrow at The Ottery St. Catchpole, Devon, and the in city of Firefly, Freedonia (another one for you kids to Google). Ginny Weasley was born 11 August 1981. We here at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish this half of our special couple a very wonderful birthday.
For those who seem to ask every year, SIYE posts five birthdays a year--Harry, Ginny, Bonnie, Daniel, and of course JKR. Please do not take this in the wrong way--we love Dobby and Neville, but we're a Harry/Ginny site.
The Holyhead Harpies are hosting the birthday party this year. I've been told repeatedly that I'm not to come near the hall. This is at the request of the banjo-playing house-elf band providing the entertainment (at a location undisclosed to me). Could...someone please tell me if everyone has a good time.
Spenser Hemmingway on 2014.08.10 - 11:34PM (3 Comments)
Early next week - Monday/Tuesday the SIYE server will be moving. This may mean there could be up to 24 hours of downtime. Hopefully at the end of this the server will prove much more reliable.
I will keep everyone informed with exact times.
Edit: Siye will be down between 1200 and 1600 GMT on Tuesday 12th August.
“Excuse me!” the Healer-midwife shouted as she ran past the three pregnant women. She was moving in the direction of the screams and small explosions.
“Now why would she be wearing a Muggle Army helmet?” Hermione asked no one in particular.
“Magic deliveries are not handled the way Muggle births are,” Ginny explained. “Wizarding fathers tend to risk being on the receiving end of some very nasty hexes if they remain in the room during the worst of the labor, especially the longer ones. There’s a reason the Burrow is constructed so oddly. It’s from the rebuilding after six children being born there. Dad learned his lesson by the time Percy arrived. Thirty-seven hours of hard labor.”
“I wish our baby could be born at home. Neville says the insurance company absolutely prohibited it. I suppose St. Mungo’s is a bit more solidly constructed. Hmm…wouldn’t it have been nice if we could have the babies at our old Hogwarts infirmary?”
Ginny and Hermione nodded at their friend’s suggestion. They were all sentimental enough to appreciate the idea.
“I suppose it doesn’t matter where our baby is born, as long as it’s healthy,” Ginny finally said, “and doesn’t try to take one of our brooms up before he or she can walk…like I did.”
Just a few thoughts inspired by the births of my own children. By number two I really was ready for my Army helmet and flack vest. What experiences can you translate to this Challenge?
*** Some experience from Spenser, thanks for the update.
Sir Ollivander on 2014.08.03 - 02:21PM (0 Comments)
Happy Birthday Joanne and Harry
It is now 31 July in Edinburgh, Hogsmeade, and the western provinces of Freedonia. We here at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to be the first to wish J. K. Rowling a wonderful birthday.
At least as important, we have Harry Potter's birthday as well. We can only image the un-sat-upon cake Ginny is baking for her favorite Wizard.
Mischief managed...birthday cakes subdued!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2014.07.31 - 02:06AM (3 Comments)
Happy Birthday Daniel
It's now July 23rd in London, Hogsmeade, and in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick (Google that one kids). We here at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish Daniel Radcliffe an incredible twenty-fifth birthday.
Spenser Hemmingway on 2014.07.22 - 11:28PM (3 Comments)
Married Lives Challenge Update #1
"I had no idea there were that many baby stores in all of England. Why does a baby need a castle full of baby furniture. She took me to places I didn't even know existed." Exclaimed Neville.
Rom spoke up adding his two Knuts worth. "With all the Weasleys's born, there is enough baby furniture to go around. I don't think we have to get any more. Unless, of course, Hermione wants something special."
When Harry didn't chime in, the other two future fathers looked at him.
"Um, I was er thinking of trying my hand at Transfiguration or something. Maybe make the crib and stuff. I'd like to try some wood carving. Ginny said she wouldn't mind at all. She'd seen everything at the Burrow and really doesn't want any of it."
And what do you want in this story challenge. Come on. You know you want to write something.
Sir Ollivander on 2014.07.16 - 09:36PM (0 Comments)
The votes are in and the winners of the Dumbledore Silver Trinket Awards for May/ June 2014 are as follows:
Effective immediately, elizabeth_austen and alicia rose potter have officially joined the SIYE Staff as Archivists and will be part of the cadre of people who accept or cruelly reject submissions. We thank them and our already-serving staff members for their willingness to help out and make SIYE a great place.
The war was over and Wizarding Britain got on with their lives. So it became that Mrs. Ginny Potter, Mrs. Hermione Weasley, and Mrs. Longbottom were sitting together at St. Mungo's waiting for their various pregnancy checkups discussing their new married lives. In the meantime, the husbands Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Neville Longbottom were at the Three Broomsticks having a similar discussion waiting for their wives after their appointments.
The Challenge is to write a story from any one of these six person's point of view about their new married lives.
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 “Married Lives” Challenge 2014-3, sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Friday, August 15, 2014. That gives you 45 days.
3. Completed stories are seriously preferred. Multiple chapters are allowed as long as all the requirements are in the chapters that are submitted by the deadline.
4. The categories for judging are Best Overall, Originality, Humorous, and The People’s Choice Award.
Sir Ollivander on 2014.07.02 - 05:20PM (1 Comments)
** Winner (a tie) of Creative Adaptation in the Baby, Itís Cold Outside Challenge **Harry has plans for the evening; very detailed plans involving a certain pretty redhead, a good bottle of wine and a special song theyíve come to love. Unfortunately for Harry, the best laid plans of mice and Wizards donít always take cold weather into account.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Comedy, Humor, Romance, Songfic Words: 5118 Chapters: 1 Published: 2008.02.13 Updated: 2008.02.13 Hits: 3562 Reviews: 9
During Christmas at Grimmauld Place, Harry and Ginny realize they can help each other overcome the memories of their past. Watching them, Sirius finds the courage to forgive himself for his past mistakes and start living again. Umbridge, however has other plans. She expels the couple, starting them on a very perilous journey. *Mentions of child abuse and alcohol/substance use*Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Warnings: Death, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence Words: Chapters: 17 Published: 2012.07.09 Updated: 2014.08.29 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 49015 Reviews: 243
The war is beginning, and Voldemort seeks to cast fear into the hearts of the wizarding world as reality hits: he is immortal. Harry Potter struggles to accept his new role in the war and find a way to destroy the man who can't die. AU 6th year. Canon ships, especially HG.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Humor, Romance Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Mild Sexual Situations, Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 9 Published: 2014.06.19 Updated: 2014.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4184 Reviews: 39
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 Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2014.08.26 Updated: 2014.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 319 Reviews: 4
Harry faces his toughest test since Voldemort after Ginny sustains an injury playing QuidditchRating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Angst, General, Romance, Tragedy Warnings: Disturbing Imagery Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2014.08.26 Updated: 2014.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 415 Reviews: 5
After believing that Harry Potter died in a house fire at the age of ten, the Wizarding world is shocked when he returns out of the blue, just in time to attend his seventh year at Hogwarts. They're even more shocked when he's Sorted into Slytherin. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2014.08.25 Updated: 2014.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 652 Reviews: 17
Ginny Weasley became an Auror after a traumatic death made her determined to see no killer stay free. Harry Potter saved the wizarding world, and is now enjoying his life as Witch Weekly's Number One Bachelor, no longer worrying about Death Eaters and killers. But when a man who looks just like the 'Chosen One' himself is found murdered, the two must work together to find the killer before it is too late.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Crossover, Drama, General, Romance Warnings: Death Words: Chapters: 6 Published: 2014.08.09 Updated: 2014.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3134 Reviews: 37
The Potter family come together to celebrate Mother's Day.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: General, Humor Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2014.08.24 Updated: 2014.08.28 Status: Completed Hits: 329 Reviews: 6
Third in the Almost Happily Ever After series, starting at the end of the hunt for the remaining supporters of Tom Riddle and the end of Ginny's Quidditch career.Rating: R Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, General, Romance Warnings: Death, Intimate Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 4 Published: 2014.08.11 Updated: 2014.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 938 Reviews: 5
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: 139057 Chapters: 16 Published: 2010.05.23 Updated: 2014.08.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 28857 Reviews: 118
The third and final part of the Thorny Rose trilogy. Voldemort is again without a body, Ron has vanished and our favourite couple now know the contents of the prophecy. More importantly, Sirius is getting married. What will Harry and Ginny do now to finally put the Wizarding World to rights. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations, Sexual Situations, Violence Words: 94121 Chapters: 10 Published: 2014.04.21 Updated: 2014.06.06 Status: Completed Hits: 12586 Reviews: 110
**Winner of Best Overall and Most Creative for the Time-turner Challenge (2014-2)** In January of 1998, Harry goes back in time ninety-seven years to learn about his ancestors.Rating: G Category: Time-Turner Challenge (2014-2), Time-Turner Challenge (2014-2) Genre: General Words: 14314 Chapters: 5 Published: 2014.05.09 Updated: 2014.05.14 Status: Completed Hits: 3930 Reviews: 32
**Winner of Most Adventurous and People's Choice awards for the Time-turner Challenge (2014-2)** Harry found a prototype time-turner as he was leaving Malfoy Manor. Join Harry as he travels through time and tries to right past wrongs.Rating: PG-13 Category: Time-Turner Challenge (2014-2), Time-Turner Challenge (2014-2) Genre: Drama, Romance Warnings: Mild Language Words: 11984 Chapters: 1 Published: 2014.05.13 Updated: 2014.05.14 Status: Completed Hits: 2515 Reviews: 14
Hermione has started her new job in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and is handed a case that shakes her world view. Ron and Hermione both learn more about themselves and their assumptions about the wizarding world.
* Deals with issues of domestic violence*Rating: R Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Angst, Drama Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Negative Alcohol Use, Rape, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse Words: 8992 Chapters: 1 Published: 2014.05.18 Updated: 2014.05.24 Status: Completed Hits: 2080 Reviews: 20