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The Potter Trunk Challenge (2016-2) is now Closed
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 (14 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)
The Potter Trunk Challenge (2016-2)
Two owls Harry had never seen before came thought the window at #4 Privet Drive. Between them they carried a trunk about the size of a loaf of bread. They landed on Harry’s bed. Harry removed the trunk and gave the owls some treats before they flew off again. Harry looked at the trunk and saw it had an envelope attached that was addressed to him but he did not recognize the hand writing. He opened the letter and read it:
We left this trunk with the goblins of Gringotts to deliver to you on your 12th Birthday if anything happened to both of us. Inside the trunk are three rooms set up as a Library, a Potions lab, and a study room/den. The library will expand as needed when books are added to it. The trunk also has a charm on it that allows you to enlarge and shrink the trunk without the Ministry’s knowledge. Just tap the trunk with your wand and say “Enlarge” or “Shrink” and remove your wand when the desired size is achieved. You cannot enlarge the trunk bigger than its original size or shrink it smaller than a match box. There is also a second letter inside the trunk to explain why we did all this. We love you and hope this trunk can help you in your life.
James & Lily Potter
The Challenge is to write a story explaining why James and Lily left Harry the trunk and what changes will it make in his life. Although the trunk was delivered on Harry's 12th birthday, the time frame can be later.
The categories for judging are Best Overall, Most Useful, 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 Potter Trunk Challenge (2016-2) sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Sunday, May 15, 2016.
3. Only completed stories will be accepted. Multiple chapters are allowed as 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. Please don't wait till the last minute.
NOTE: This Challenge is based on a suggestion by Calvin W.
The winning story is now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section.
My thanks to judges HW, JG, TM, AM, GL, and NS. Without judges taking the time to read and judge, the Challenge would not be happening.
The Challenge category is back open.
Sir Ollivander on 2016.02.29 - 12:15PM (2 Comments)
Happy Birthday Bonnie
It is now 17 February in London, in Hogsmeade, and throughout Western Freedonia. We the staff and membership of Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish Bonnie Wright a most excellent birthday. For the two people in the world who don't know, Miss Wright is the actress who portrays Ginny Weasley-Potter, one half of the special couple to whom this writing site is dedicated.
As both ballrooms have recently suffered a new round of damage (it really, really wasn't my fault this time), the music and refreshments will be set up in the SIYE cafeteria.
Spenser Hemmingway on 2016.02.17 - 07:35AM (3 Comments)
UPDATE: Thank you everybody for your generosity and support. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly and thoroughly the community comes through. We are now paid up until next year and have some change leftover that will be applied to next year's bill. If any of you who missed the chance to donate this time around win the lottery or are feeling filthy rich before next February, feel free to donate at any time. The PayPal link is always active. Thank you!
The time for SIYE to pay its annual hosting bill has arrived. Past generosity of site patrons like you has allowed us to avoid asking for donations for a number of years. However, this year, we're short. If any of you happen to be in possession of a healthy wallet and a fair amount of goodwill toward SIYE, please consider donating. We prefer to collect via PayPal. The link can be found under EXTRAS > SUPPORT THE SITE.
The Apparition Challenge (2016-1) is now closed. We have one story to judge for the categories for Best Overall, Most Embarrassing and Most Dangerous. The People's Choice Award will not be used. The judges will be given their directions for judging one story. Good luck to our brave author to entered.
Sir Ollivander on 2016.02.16 - 08:37AM (0 Comments)
Apparition Challenge Update #2
It was time for the Charms class to start. Professor Flitwick was just closing the classroom door after walking in. He noticed a few students missing. Walking to the front of the class, one student finally arrived. Ginny Weasley popped right on top of the stack of books the little professor normally stood on.
"My, my, Ms Weasley. Although I's rather you not take my place, that was an excellent demonstration of Apparition. How did you learn to Apparate so well?"
"I took lessons from the experts, my twin brothers." Ginny replied.
"Take five points for learning how to Apparate properly. Your fellow students could benefit from learning than just trying it on their own. Merlin knows there have been numerous incidents we professors had to correct.
How is your Apparition coming along? Write your story and share with the rest of us.
Sir Ollivander on 2016.01.31 - 11:40PM (0 Comments)
Apparition Challenge Update #1
Everybody that read "Hogwarts: A History" knew you couldn't Apparate at Hogwarts. But a lot of students didn't read that book. Plus it didn't mention outside of the castle itself. So a lot of students were Apparating around school grounds and sometimes beyond.
One Ravenclaw was good enough to Apparate home and pick up a few things from her bedroom. She failed to mention she was almost hexed by her mother who didn't expect to have a visitor in her bedroom.
During a Hogsmeade weekend, numerous students practiced Apparating around town. One mis-guided student showed up in Honeydukes, in the middle of the front window display. That caused a big ruckus.
If you were able to Apparate, where would you practice to? Tell us in your own words.
Sir Ollivander on 2016.01.15 - 08:11PM (0 Comments)
What one has wished for in youth, in old age one has in abundance.
-Johann Wolfgang von GoetheRating: PG Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: General, Romance Words: 7426 Chapters: 1 Published: 2008.04.05 Updated: 2008.04.06 Hits: 2826 Reviews: 11
"So, Mr Potter...are you ready to repay Peverell's debt?"
On a warm summer night in Privet Drive, Albus Dumbledore brings the infant Harry Potter to live with his relatives. But he encounters a strange and unknown entity, one that has its own plans for the child..
This story takes place over the same time frame as the books, beginning with Harry's arrival at Hogwarts. (Don't worry, Ginny will definitely be making some appearances early on!) Many of the canon events play out very differently, but I have kept all our favourite characters exactly as we know and love them.
The ratings and warnings may change as the story progresses, but the early chapters will be quite clean. Will give adequate warning when the time comes.
Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2016.05.28 Updated: 2016.05.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 444 Reviews: 3
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: 28 Published: 2015.11.10 Updated: 2016.05.27 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 18435 Reviews: 175
The last thing Harry Potter wants is to be lumped with a trainee Auror, especially not one that idolises him. As he guides her through the realities of being an overworked Auror and tentatively settles into adult life with Ginny, a dark plot brews on the horizon...Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Violence Words: Chapters: 13 Published: 2016.02.28 Updated: 2016.05.25 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 11653 Reviews: 175
Harry heard a goblin speaking and he came out of temporary stupor. He was surrounded by witches and wizards all staring at him. The most shocking thing was he had his arms around someone. Who was she and how did they get here?Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: General Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 36 Published: 2012.10.25 Updated: 2016.05.25 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 73855 Reviews: 315
A bored Ginny Weasley finds her world turned upside down when a handsome and mysterious young wizard with a dark reputation offers her a job. Together, they seek a lost treasure and battle monsters while she learns many new things about herself. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Intimate Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 5 Published: 2016.04.30 Updated: 2016.05.24 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 5247 Reviews: 78
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: 10 Published: 2016.03.20 Updated: 2016.05.23 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 2624 Reviews: 33
The war is over, and it's time to move on, but how? What happens next? Follow Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys as they struggle to pick up the pieces of their broken lives and get out of the shadow of the pain they all feel. They're moving towards the brightest days of their lives, but they have a long way to go to get there.A/N: Finally updated! Also a new rating based on some upcoming chapters. Stay tuned!Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 22 Published: 2011.02.22 Updated: 2016.05.23 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 33887 Reviews: 118
Ginny Weasley, working for the Improper Use of Magic office, is sent on an unusual and difficult case involving a family of Muggles who are under the impression that their house is haunted. Activities showed that there was magic involved; however there was no magical blood in their family. Matters get even more complicated when her ex-boyfriend, Harry Potter, is involved in this case as well. Now she has to face rising emotions as well as venture into unknown territories of Magic. Will they survive the ride?Rating: R Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 4 Published: 2016.02.01 Updated: 2016.05.15 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3530 Reviews: 33
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: 179402 Chapters: 28 Published: 2014.12.14 Updated: 2016.04.09 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 38638 Reviews: 223
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: 19614 Reviews: 100
*** 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: 7950 Reviews: 43
*** 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: 4987 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: 16603 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: 53341 Reviews: 471
*** Winner of Best Overall in The Cost of Everything Challenge ***Harry and Ginny encounter the world of double-entry bookkeeping. Harry and Ginny next plan to learn Greek. To the pair there is no difference, Oh, except that Harry may not be being cheated by anyone from Athens. Weird expenditures at Hogwarts may be another matter. Who are you going to call?Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Humor Words: 4632 Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.08.15 Updated: 2015.08.15 Status: Completed Hits: 3432 Reviews: 7
Marietta Edgecombe and Cho Chang have unleashed an unimaginable catastrophe upon Hogwarts in the middle of the Triwizard Tournament – freedom of apparition. Showing all the common sense that wizards are known for, the students can’t wait to start practising, and those in Gryffindor Tower are no exception.
With chaos in the corridors and the teachers stressed to breaking point, Harry Potter is focussed on just one thing – not looking like an idiot at the upcoming Yule Ball. That requires a date, but as he finds out, with just the right company, sometimes your problems almost solve themselves.
If only the teachers could say the same.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Comedy Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: 8611 Chapters: 1 Published: 2016.01.17 Updated: 2016.01.17 Status: Completed Hits: 1918 Reviews: 14