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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.

Mischief managed everyone!

Spenser Hemmingway

Spenser Hemmingway on 2016.05.02 - 10:13AM (2 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:

Harry,

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.

Love,

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.

Rules:

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.

Thanks, Sir Ollivander

Sir Ollivander on 2016.04.03 - 02:53PM (12 Comments)

And The Winners Are....

The judges voted a bit differently as there was just one story in the Apparition Challenge.  And the conclusion is:

The award for Best Overall and Most Embarrassing goes to:

Wondrous Apparition Provided by Magician by Just Horsing Around

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.

Mischief managed!

Spenser

Spenser Hemmingway on 2016.02.17 - 07:35AM (3 Comments)

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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.

RLS on 2016.02.16 - 10:36PM (7 Comments)

The Apparition Challenge is now closed

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 (1 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 (1 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 (1 Comments)

Apparition Challenge (2016-1)

A few Ravenclaws were studying Wizarding laws when they stumbled on the law governing the training and licensing of Apparition.  It is so vaguely written that any person under any supervision of any instructor can practice Apparition at any time.  There is no mention of the qualifications of the instructor or if the instructor must be present to practice.  Therefore, any student of Hogwarts qualifies.  Once the student population learned this, everybody started "practicing."  It will take the Wizengamont over two years to update.

The Challenge is to write a story involving students learning to Apparate and how they used their new found ability.  The categories for judging are Best Overall, Most Embarrassing, Most Dangerous, and the People's Choice Award.

Rules:

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 Apparition Challenge (2016-1) sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Monday, February 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.

 

Sir Ollivander on 2016.01.03 - 01:53PM (4 Comments)

Completed Reads
The Razor's Edge by St Margarets
** Winner of Best Overall in the Haunted House Challenge **Ginny must cross the razor's edge for her own happy ending.
Rating: PG
Category: Haunted House Challenge (2004-5), Haunted House Challenge (2004-5)
Genre: Fluff
Words: 6844
Chapters: 1
Published: 2004.10.06
Updated: 2004.10.06
Hits: 4922
Reviews: 60


Recently Updated/Added
Faintest, Slimmest, Wildest Chance by theotherone (R)
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: 25
Published: 2015.11.10
Updated: 2016.05.03
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 15312
Reviews: 146


Albus Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JetLaBarge (R)
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: 7
Published: 2016.03.20
Updated: 2016.05.02
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 1664
Reviews: 22


The Aurors by FloreatCastellum (PG-13)
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: 10
Published: 2016.02.28
Updated: 2016.05.02
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 8198
Reviews: 138


Vis Insita by Caleb Nova (R)
Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed. The seventh year sequel to That Terrifying Momentum.
Rating: R
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence
Words:
Chapters: 38
Published: 2015.07.23
Updated: 2016.05.02
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 10726
Reviews: 42


Biscuits Deferred by GHL (G)
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: G
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance
Words:
Chapters: 2
Published: 2016.04.24
Updated: 2016.04.30
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 1049
Reviews: 23


Gothic by Brennus (R)
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: 1
Published: 2016.04.30
Updated: 2016.04.30
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 914
Reviews: 23


Intended by PhoenixFeather2 (G)
Ginny and the Weasleys are staying at Grimmauld Place with Harry after the battle. When Ginny begins to redecorate the place, the house gives up a few secrets.
Rating: G
Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB
Genre: Humor
Words:
Chapters: 3
Published: 2016.04.29
Updated: 2016.04.29
Status: Completed
Hits: 930
Reviews: 16


Things Are Not Always As They Seem by EmeraldGuardian (PG-13)
OotP AU - Harry Potter has found himself drawn to Ginny Weasley all year. He's wanted nothing more than to ask her out but now her father has been killed by Voldemort's snake and it doesn't seem to be the right time. Even worse the interfering marriage contract that Professor Dumbledore seems to support. Can he trust the headmaster & what is his secret located in Nurmengard Prison?
Rating: PG-13
Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP
Genre: Action/Adventure
Words:
Chapters: 7
Published: 2016.04.14
Updated: 2016.04.29
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 1713
Reviews: 46



Featured Stories
The Space Between by YelloWitchGrl (R)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Comedy **
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: 37805
Reviews: 223


Aphrodite's Destiny: Love Changes Everything by Mistress_Lrigtar (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Romance **
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: 19131
Reviews: 100


Harry & Ginny, in the Chamber of Secrɘst by GHL (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Comedy **
*** 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: 7723
Reviews: 43


The Portrait Network by potterfan2008 (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best One-Shot **
*** 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: 4784
Reviews: 24


Love Bond by HPmum2014 (R)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Completed **
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: 16171
Reviews: 62


These Cuts I Have by melindaleo (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best New Story **
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: 52004
Reviews: 471


Forensic Accounting--A Love Story by Spenser Hemmingway (PG)
*** 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: 3288
Reviews: 7


Wondrous Apparition Provided by Magician by Just Horsing Around (PG-13)
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: 1727
Reviews: 14





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