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April Fool's Challenge (2017-2) Update
As the shock wave receded from the Gryffindor Table, Colin Creevey timidly wiped a spatter of stew from his nose, Ginny slowly emerged from her blast crouch, and several seventh years looked down their sharp seventh-year noses at... Harry Potter.
On her way over from the Ravenclaw table, Luna smiled genially. "Good evening, Harry Potter. You're looking quite tetchy tonight."
Harry took a breath, low and raspy like a 'quite tetchy' lethifold. His white knuckles unclenched the seat back that he had just slammed, and he scanned the Great Hall, seething, "I'm going to rearrange someone's bloody face."
"Oh dear no." Luna blinked. "It need not be bloody. Magical healers can do excellent, non-intrusive cosmetic surgery these days."
Ignoring her, Ginny stared at Harry. "Oi Potter. Does that mean they got you too?"
"Got me too?" Harry looked in askance. "Do you mean, someone else was cursed with a singing cauldron in Potions?"
"Yes. Me." Ginny nodded stiffly, banishing from her mind the strains of a daft love song (something about her fancying the Boy Who Lived). "They pranked me this morning."
"Bugger." Harry gritted his teeth for a moment. "Do you have any idea who did it?"
Ginny's shoulders slumped. "No. Snape took all the evidence and locked it in his office. How are we going to find out?"
"Simple!" Luna beamed a ray of sunshine at her friends. "Just ask that lot over at SIYE. They know everything that happens to us."
"Hey!" Harry grinned. "That's a great idea. You know, I'm still chuckling about that Hugo Granger-Weasley piece. That poor lad is so clueless..."
"True." Ginny smiled. "But I think my favourite was the story about two weddings. Who would have thought, you know, that old Mrs. Figg would have let that happen?"
"Uh, I may have missed that one..." Harry scratched his chin. "What was that about two wedd-?"
"Shush!" Luna rapped the table. "Be quiet and hear what the authors say. Meanwhile, I'll find you a book on cosmetic surgery."
Somebody has just wronged Harry and Ginny, and they're going to get even in the most fitting and funny way possible. There are roughly six weeks left for you to tell us about it and compete for fame and (nonmonetary) fortune in the 2017-2 April Fools Challenge!
Challenge award categories are:
People's Choice Award
Standard advisories: all challenge entries must be marked as 'Complete' by the due date (midnight, July 15, 2017). Stories longer than 20,000 words or with a Restricted rating are discouraged. Judges need not read Restricted stories, and are not asked to read beyond the 20,000th word of any story.
Everyone, please feel free to suggest new challenge ideas whenever they occur to you!
The results are in for the June 2016 Dumbledore Silver Trinket Awards, and I can tell you it was very close in a few of the categories. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who was nominated. Nominations are now being accepted for what *should* be the May 2017 trinkets.
ginnyweasley777 on 2017.05.20 - 11:29AM (8 Comments)
The Trinkets are back!
Well it's still a work-in-progress with figuring out just where we are with them, but I can now announce that the voting is now open for the June 2016 Silver Trinkets. There's quite a few stories to choose from and you can vote at the following link -
P.S. The winners will be announced on 20th May, so if you haven't already done so then please vote for your favourites.
ginnyweasley777 on 2017.05.10 - 11:39AM (3 Comments)
Rolling with it...
Well. So there are some things that need to be announced, or at least chatted about, and although I'm not truly the right person to be making announcements, I'm at least a decent sort to start chatting.
First of all, and most importantly, Spenser Hemmingway is stepping down from his Senior Administrator and Trinkets Tsar role, "effective May". That may or may not mean tomorrow, but regardless it is certainly soon. I don't know details, but Sir Ollivander told us that Spenser / Eric has accepted a college position in creative writing. Fitting, I would say!
Anyway, hopefully those who know more, and perhaps our long-time SIYE icon himself, may be able to provide more information, but in the mean time, let's wish him well!
Secondly, Hannah / GinnyWeasley777, has agreed to take on the Trinkets and get them charged up again. Thank you Hannah! In return, I will assume full responsibility for Challenges.
Thirdly, I am aware, and somewhat disheartened, by the fair number of minor unresolved technical problems on the site, including failures in new account approval, review responses, and (for some authors) an inability to edit old chapters. I don't personally have the control (and perhaps not the know-how) to fix these problems, but the appropriate authorities have been alerted.
I will admit that this is a difficult time for SIYE. We are limping along, but we are not dead yet, especially if authors, readers and volunteers continue to make things happen.
Thank you all!
***Comment: Hey folks, a quick good bye. It's been a great twelve years with a great group of people here. I will going on to Portland State University to work on a Master of Arts in Writing, Book Design, and Publishing. I don't know if I would have pursued it if not for my experiences at SIYE. Great luck to all of you and thanks. One last time...Mischief managed! Spenser / Eric
Er, what's so grand about today? Sixth anniversary of Alan Rickman's last on-stage performance?
No silly. I mean, yes, BUT today is April Fool's day and what better way to honour it than with a "Pranks" Challenge? Indeed, it is not just the twins who can pull a prank. Somebody has just wronged Harry and Ginny, and they're going to get even in the most fitting and funny way possible. Tell us about it! Please note that these shenanigans need not take place on April 1, however they're certainly welcome to borrow from the spirit of this fine day!
Challenge award categories are:
People's Choice Award
Most Gratuitous Use of the Word Belgium in a Serious Screen Play
Authours, please have your stories submitted by July 15, 2017 to line us up for an awards announcement on August Fool's Day. The usual caveats apply as far as judges not having to read Restricted stories, or read past the 20,000th word of a story.
Everyone, please feel free to suggest new challenge ideas whenever they occur to you!
Authours, please do not feel unloved for the next while if you don't receive reviews on your stories -- the function is temporarily unavailable, and will hopefully be restored reasonably soon!
For those wondering about the recent outages, they were the result of denial of service attacks. Why hackers might wish to target a site that brings the joys of free, heart-felt fiction to the world, we may never know. But with your patience and the technical skills of generous volunteers like Bear (who donated a good chunk of his time thwarting the attacks) we shall persevere!
Happy reading and writing to all!
P.S. While we wait for word about the reviewing function, anyone who feels strongly (hopefully positively) about any of our new slate of stories is welcome to leave a comment in this thread.
Update to the Update: two days ago I was able to log on just long enough to write the message below when the site crashed for more than another full day, which rendered the challenge 'extension' fairly meaningless. Furthermore, I have it on good information that at least one authour attempted to submit a story but was thwarted in doing so.
So, although I'll leave the old message in its original form below, Hannah, Sir Ollivander and I were quite unanimous on wanting more than just a 24 hour extension, so perhaps we should set the new deadline as midnight, March, 20.
And now, let's all dip into out stores of Felix Felicis and hope for a bit of server stability!
[The problem with SIYE crashing is at our host server site. I personally have not learned what the problem(s) is/are but we are definitely in contact to find out why and when SIYE will be stable. -Sir Ollivander]
Friends, seeing as how many times the site has been down in the past few days, I think it's only fair that we extend the submission deadline by a day in case there were any other authors attempting to submit stories. So let's say that we will accept any stories submitted before midnight SIYE time on March 16th.
Shortly thereafter, the category will close, and stories will be open for People's Choice voting.
The new third part of the Yesterday Sequence, picking up where "Living inside Yesterday" and "Believe in Yesterday" left off. "Nobody's supposed to change time--nobody. Don't you see what horrible things have happened when wizards have meddled with time?" COMPLETE!Rating: PG Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Romance Warnings: Death Words: 30087 Chapters: 12 Published: 2007.05.18 Updated: 2007.07.19 Hits: 14449 Reviews: 15
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: 43 Published: 2012.10.25 Updated: 2017.06.21 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 98616 Reviews: 338
We know that when Albus and Scorpius arrived at Godric's Hollow in 1981, they went for a look around the village, even seeing James, Lily and Harry Potter emerge from their house. But what if Lily saw Albus too? Rating: G Category: Cursed Child and beyond, Cursed Child and beyond Genre: Angst, General Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.06.20 Updated: 2017.06.21 Status: Completed Hits: 209 Reviews: 2
The story follows canon until May 1996, up to the point when someone decided to add a little twist by meddling with Ginny's love life. Of course, Ginny doesn't like that.Rating: G Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Humor, Romance Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.06.20 Updated: 2017.06.20 Status: Completed Hits: 398 Reviews: 4
It is after the Battle and the search for Hermione's parents uncovers some unexpected branches on a previously well known family tree.
Some Mature/Adult Themes and Language.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Action/Adventure, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence Words: Chapters: 33 Published: 2017.05.14 Updated: 2017.06.20 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 5184 Reviews: 17
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.Rating changed for later chapters.*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-13 Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Dark Fiction, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 51 Published: 2014.11.13 Updated: 2017.06.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 73718 Reviews: 278
Annabel has had a bad day. She tries to deal with it as best she can.The last thing she needs is to meet someone else who has hurt her, someone who she hasn't seen in many years. Or is it?Do people really change. Has James Sirius Potter finally grown up?Note added by admin: while the H/G portion of this tale is secondary and comes later, the story is a fine addition to the Northumbrian post-canon, and is welcome at SIYE.Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Extreme Language Words: Chapters: 13 Published: 2017.05.10 Updated: 2017.06.18 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 5673 Reviews: 73
AU. After a disappointing year on a reserve Quidditch team, Ginny Weasley decides to change her path and join the Auror Academy. There, she learns more about magic, love, evil, and herself than she ever could have imagined.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Comedy, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Death Words: Chapters: 6 Published: 2017.05.13 Updated: 2017.06.18 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4599 Reviews: 37
Written for UK Father's Day. A near 40 year old Harry Potter is celebrating one of his favourite days in the way he wants - or so he thinks. His family will get the last laugh. Rating: PG-13 Category: Holidays, Holidays Genre: Fluff, General, Humor Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.06.17 Updated: 2017.06.18 Status: Completed Hits: 392 Reviews: 5
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: 102600 Chapters: 21 Published: 2016.02.28 Updated: 2016.08.29 Status: Completed Hits: 32456 Reviews: 298
*** 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: 19938 Chapters: 4 Published: 2016.04.24 Updated: 2016.05.14 Status: Completed Hits: 8075 Reviews: 70
Gothic by Brennus (R) ** Winner of the DSTA for Best Completed **
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: 66369 Chapters: 9 Published: 2016.04.30 Updated: 2016.06.24 Status: Completed Hits: 18077 Reviews: 158
A snake, a duck and some sheep -- OH MY!Harry and Ginny may have overcome the Fuddle Fog, and survived the Chamber of 'Secrest', but now everything's gone Animal Quackers!With Hermione torturing rats, Luna dreaming of sinister ducks, and everyone's favorite Yorkshire sheep making an appearance several hundred miles too far north, can Harry and Ginny thwart a nefarious dark plot before it's too late??Rating: G Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Crossover Warnings: Mild Language Words: 30887 Chapters: 4 Published: 2016.11.01 Updated: 2016.11.29 Status: Completed Hits: 2750 Reviews: 28
When the Weasley wedding is attacked, Harry grabs the first hand that comes to mind - Ginny's. They find Voldemort has hidden his Horcruxes in plain sight out of some of Muggle history's most important artifacts. Now the pair go across the continent, risking capture by both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, to end the war.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: 49662 Chapters: 19 Published: 2017.01.06 Updated: 2017.03.28 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 15538 Reviews: 133
***Winner of the Most Romantic in the Carpe Diem Challenge*** On realising what had been right in front of him all this time, Harry replays that moments in his head that led to him falling for Ginny.Rating: PG Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Mild Language Words: 5722 Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.02.19 Updated: 2017.02.19 Status: Completed Hits: 2021 Reviews: 12
***Winner of the Best Overall, Most Unexpected, and People's Choice Award in the Carpe Diem Challenge*** It was a small wedding, and the honeymoon was, fortunately, delayed.Rating: PG Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges Genre: Romance Words: 6226 Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.03.19 Updated: 2017.03.19 Status: Completed Hits: 2255 Reviews: 5