The winning story is now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section. The Challenge category is back open.
The 2015-4 Challenge will start October 1st. It's a repeat of a previously successful Challenge.
Sir Ollivander on 2015.08.31 - 08:36PM (0 Comments)
The Cost of Everything Challenge (2015-3) Closed
All the financial reports have been gone over and this account is now closed. We have one story that needs evaluation as to what category it needs to be filed under, Best Overall, Most Discombobulated, and/or Most Revealing. The final report will be released at the end of the month. See you then.
Sir Ollivander on 2015.08.16 - 07:29AM (2 Comments)
Happy Birthday Ginny
The sun is about to rise on the Ottery Saint Catchpole in Devon, England. Today is Ginny Weasley-Potter's birthday. Everyone at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to extend our best wishes to that half of our site's favorite couple.
Due to my involvement in planning our past birthday celebrations, and the bulldozer insident at Joanne and Harry's celebration here on 31 July, the insurance company, local fire brigades, police, Army, the Doctor, and Dumbledore's ghost have all barred me from going anywhere near Ginny's party. As always, there will be music, cake (courtesy of Molly Weasley), and other refreshments there. This year it's at The Penguin and the Anvil, a reportedly nice pub in the Ottery.
Happy Birthday Ginny.
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.08.11 - 12:22AM (9 Comments)
2015-3 (3) The Cost of Everything Update #2
At another busy dinner in the Great Hall, Harry stood up, walked over to the head table, and gave the headmaster some parchment. He then snapped his fingers and parchment showed up under every non-pureblood's dinner plate, thanks to the house-elves.
"What is this?" Dumbledore asked.
"The first document is a Letter of Intent. The Board of Governors for Hogwarts posted the annual tuition for this year as 4,350 Galleons. However, it has come to my attention that Purebloods paid about 15% less than they should have and that non-purebloods paid about 15% more to make up for it. Based on the disparity, Gringotts has initiated a class action lawsuit on my behalf against the Board of Governors and Hogwarts school to recover the extra gold the non-purebloods were charged."
"The second document is a summons for you to appear at Gringotts to answer the charge of theft from my trust vault. You personally removed 10,000 galleons from my trust vault for my tuition this year. Previous years are being looked at. Your vault has been frozen by Gringotts till you can justify why you took 5,650 galleons more from me than the posted tuition. I am not receiving any extra education, any further training, or better accommodations than the rest of the students here at Hogwarts."
"But I'm your magical guardian. I'm allowed to take any funds to care for you." was Dumbledore's reply.
"You will have to prove that! You sealed my parent's will so nobody can read it." Harry said out loud.
Harry is taking a stand. Why don't you take one in the form of a Challenge story?
Sir Ollivander on 2015.07.31 - 09:41AM (0 Comments)
Happy Birthday Joanne and Harry
It is now 31 July in Edinburgh , Hogsmede, and Orlando, Florida. We at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish a very happy birthday to both J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter.
Music, cake, and refreshments will be provided throughout the day in SIYE Virtual Ball One. I have not been invited due to the damage caused to Number Two on Daniel's birthday earlier this month (I really did think that the fire juggler would be a bit safer).
Mischief managed Joanne and Harry!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.07.31 - 08:30AM (1 Comments)
Happy Birthday Daniel
It is 23 July in London and Hogsmeade. Everyone at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish Mr. Daniel Radcliffe a very happy twenty-sixth birthday (wow, it seems like just last year at this time he turned twenty-five). For the three people on the planet who don't know, Daniel is the actor who portrays Harry Potter, one half of the special couple to whom this fan fiction site is dedicated.
Cake, butter beer, and live music will be rovided throughout the day in SIYE's Virtual Ballroom Two. The boss is even allowing me to attend now that we've won the court case regarding the exploding disco ball and those Freedonian tourist (which really wasn't my fault...entirely).
Mischief (safely, sanely) managed!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.07.23 - 07:30AM (0 Comments)
The Cost of Everything Update #1
For the next three weeks, Harry was receiving packages of mail from Gringotts. They included the cost of a year's tuition at Hogwarts in galleon by galleon detail. Not every student was paying the same amount; the pure-bloods paid less while the Muggelborn were paying the highest. Also, there was a number of items being paid for that Harry never received. After asking a few discrete questions among his classmates, a lot of other people didn't receive some things either.
In the middle of a crowded lunch, Harry stood up and spoke out loud. "Hannah, may I borrow your Student Handbook you received at the beginning of this school year, please? I didn't receive mine."
"I don't know what you're talking about, Harry." she replied. "I didn't receive any handbook."
"Kevin, can I look at yours?"
"No." was his reply. "I don't have one."
"Mandy, did you receive your Student Handbook? Your parents paid seven galleons for it."
"I have no idea what you mean, Potter."
"Ok. Did any half-blood or Muggleborn student receive their annual Student Handbook at the beginning of this year? Please raise your hand. You all were charged for one as part of your tuition." Harry said louder.
When no one raised their hand, Harry gave Professor McGonagall a stern look. "As Assistant to the Headmaster for Students Affairs, do you have all our handbooks that we were obviously not given? Or is the staff of Hogwarts just pocketing the seven galleons every half-blood and Muggleborn student paid?" That got everybody's attention!
What's got your attention? Care to voice your opinion in a story for the Challenge?
Sir Ollivander on 2015.07.15 - 07:26PM (3 Comments)
The Votes Have Been Tallied
Where's that Time-Turner again? It would make moving from one state to another so much easier. Wait, where did I put my wand again?
Here are the results of the May/ June Dumbledore Silver Trinkets Award Winners. There was a winner who received Honorable Mention as it has already won the category this calendar year. Congratulations to all who were nominated and the nominations are once again opened.
During a visit to Gringotts Bank, the Potter account manager requested a meeting with Harry. The Goblin asked why he was paying twice the amount of other students attending Hogwarts. Was he getting extra education, better accommodations, etc? Harry didn't know so he asked how much does everything cost for what he was being taught. Misunderstanding Harry, the manager said he would send him all the material within the week. Harry started to receive numerous Hogwarts documents and the cost of education the average person was not meant to see or learn of.
The Challenge is to write a story concerning Harry receiving all this material explaining what is supposed to be taught, qualifications, costs, salaries, and everything you can think of that he shares with all the students. Also, why didn't the non-purebloods receive the student handbook at the beginning of each year, costing them 7 galleons. Kind of expensive for a book you didn't get.
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 Cost of Everything Challenge (2015-3) sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Saturday, August 15, 2015.
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.
4. The categories for judging are Best Overall, Most Discombobulated, Most Revealing, and The People’s Choice Award.
Sir Ollivander on 2015.07.02 - 05:15PM (0 Comments)
It's that time again. Time to cast your vote for the May / June Dumbledore Silver Trinkets Awards. Be sure to cast your vote for your favourite. Winners will be announced on July 11th.
Somewhere in the Gryffindor common room a grandfather clock chimed midnight, signifying the start of another year. Two people who had dreamed of happiness and love found it each other. The start of nineteen ninety-eight was the year that Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley started on the greatest adventure of their lives together. Rating: PG Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Fluff Words: 1790 Chapters: 1 Published: 2003.12.25 Updated: 2003.12.25 Hits: 3932 Reviews: 14
AU Harry has a secret that he has been hiding from the whole Wizarding World. He knows that if it gets out he will never be looked at the same way again. Can Ginny Weasley help him when she finds out about his past? Warning- child abuse, language, mention of sexual abuse, and violence. Rating may change as the story goes on. This takes place after GoFRating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Romance Warnings: Violence Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.08.19 Updated: 2015.08.31 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 116 Reviews: 0
A typical redo with the tiniest of twist. Harry sends 8yrs of memories and knowledge to his 12yr old selfRating: R Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2015.08.10 Updated: 2015.08.31 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 1311 Reviews: 13
Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts, and everyone is about to find that innocence should be treasured.Same rules for speech as last story - "..." = regular.'...' = thoughts or Bond-speech.~...~ = phoenix speech.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama Warnings: Dark Fiction, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence Words: Chapters: 7 Published: 2009.06.09 Updated: 2015.08.30 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 16457 Reviews: 60
Cast out of Hogwarts after the Chamber of Secrets, Ginny Weasley's future was adrift until a chance encounter opens up a new opportunity for adventure and the future.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Crossover Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Violence Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2015.08.21 Updated: 2015.08.30 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 669 Reviews: 8
She may not have been able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Ginny refuses to go down without a fight. As war approaches, Ginny returns to Hogwarts to resurrect Dumbledore's Army and face the darkest year the wizarding world has ever seen.
DH from Ginny's POV. Canon.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-HBP, Post-HBP Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Extreme Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 3 Published: 2015.08.28 Updated: 2015.08.30 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 406 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: Chapters: 28 Published: 2010.05.23 Updated: 2015.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 55573 Reviews: 174
Ginny gets sent home from Quidditch training because she is sick. Harry wants to be the one to look after his wife.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Fluff, General, Humor Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.08.28 Updated: 2015.08.28 Status: Completed Hits: 613 Reviews: 6
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: 30 Published: 2012.10.25 Updated: 2015.08.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 56122 Reviews: 265
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: 111594 Chapters: 18 Published: 2014.12.14 Updated: 2015.08.05 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 21152 Reviews: 138
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: 68467 Chapters: 7 Published: 2015.04.03 Updated: 2015.08.10 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 11510 Reviews: 75
*** 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: 18598 Chapters: 3 Published: 2015.04.15 Updated: 2015.05.06 Status: Completed Hits: 5249 Reviews: 42
*** 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: 2833 Reviews: 23
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: 10153 Reviews: 58
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: 61292 Chapters: 11 Published: 2015.06.16 Updated: 2015.08.26 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 14282 Reviews: 176
*** 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: 699 Reviews: 6