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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 (0 Comments)
Harry and Ginny just want to go to the Ball together and have a little fun, but a certain jealous duo are determined to ruin the evening.Rating: PG Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Fluff, Drama Words: 18562 Chapters: 7 Published: 2003.12.08 Updated: 2003.12.15 Hits: 12313 Reviews: 231
*** Winner of Best Overall, Best Drama and the People’s Choice Award in the Asylum Challenge *** *Nominated for 2014 January/February Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Drama.* *Nominated for 2014 April/May Dumbledore Silver Trinket Award for Best Romance and Best Drama* Ginny's plans for the weekend were just perfect: a day out in Hogsmeade with her girlfriends. Spend the morning window shopping and wishing, then lunch at the Three Broomsticks, and then to the local theater for a production of the Scottish Play (Macbeth).Unfortunately, the bad luck of the Scottish Play strikes before it even starts.The village is invaded by Death Eaters, Dementors, and a man she had hoped to never see again in her life.And in the middle of the battle, Ginny sees something she'd never thought she'd see. Voldemort and one of her greatest friends dueling; Harry Potter and Voldemort fighting so fiercely, she lost focus on her own battle. Harry Potter, crying out, falling, and hitting the ground. Dead.And then, someone she never expected to help her saves her from Voldemort’s wrath.Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death Words: Chapters: 27 Published: 2013.08.07 Updated: 2014.08.27 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 14283 Reviews: 80
In 1993, a team of archaeologists discovered an artifact of such tremendous power, that the Unspeakables hid it, not trusting it to anyone’s hands. And now Voldemort is seeking it. The Ministry is falling apart as rebellion stirs among the goblins. Harry Potter is in the middle of the Horcrux Hunt. Ginny Weasley is trying to coordinate between running the D.A., working for the Order of the Phoenix, and confronting her own nightmarish past. Both learn of the secret artifact at about the same time, and both find themselves in a race against time, trying to obtain the ancient and well-hidden Anzem Gauntlets before Voldemort does. Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Tragedy Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Violence Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2014.08.26 Updated: 2014.08.26 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 196 Reviews: 6
What really happened to Ginny, Neville and Luna while the Trio were off on the Horcrux Hunt.Repurcussions, jealousy and lies would cause friendships to end. 5 years later, will Harry get his answers? And will he get back the only girl he could ever love?Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Rape, Violence Words: Chapters: 27 Published: 2014.04.12 Updated: 2014.08.26 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 16357 Reviews: 137
The battle is over, there is life to be lived, peace to be enjoyed and trouble following close at their heels.Ginny hasn't seen Harry since the dust settled from the battles with Voldemort, but when an unexpected piece of news draws them together will they be driven apart or become bound?Follows Canon to the best of my knowledge.
The warnings are just to be safe. I don't know that they're all needed, but I'm putting them up just to cover my bases. If you have any questions or concerns, please message me. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Romance, 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: Chapters: 8 Published: 2014.07.08 Updated: 2014.08.24 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 7045 Reviews: 107
"We can prevail," Ginny whispered. "I mean sooner. Not later. Not months and months of people dying and lives being torn apart..." As the summer of 1997 draws to a close, Harry and Ginny return to Hogwarts to forge unlikely alliances, protect the innocent, and dispel the encroaching darkness. Propelled by powerful convictions and enlightened by a reclusive pair of mystics, they glimpse an unlikely path to victory.Making the most of every day in a race against the clock, our two protagonists move all of the pieces into place: teaching, learning and refining their way toward a perfect strategy to quell the mounting threat. But one sudden disaster tips their world on end: armed with love, humour and steadfast friendships, they careen wildly toward the ultimate clash.This is a modest attempt to explore where Matt Fake-a-Smile's thrillers 'Taking Control' and 'Free Life' could have taken us if the stories were extended. This plot presumes rigorous Rowling canon through the end of Order of the Phoenix, followed by Matt's divergent post-OotP theme. Most of the characters in this story are the intellectual property of J.K. Rowling, and many of the remainder are the products of Matt's imagination. ***This story is published with Matt (fake-a-smile)'s permission and in full SIYE knowledge.***Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 24 Published: 2014.03.02 Updated: 2014.08.23 Status: Completed Hits: 23788 Reviews: 127
*** Winner of Best Overall, Ingenious, & People's Choice Award in the Muggle Technology Challenge ***The Mirrorphone, the latest advance in Wizarding communications. Now, of course, everyone seems to own one. The kids seem to be incapable of living without the device. How did it happen? Who was responsible for the design? To find out we must return to the year 2000.Rating: PG-13 Category: Muggle Technology Challenge (2014-1), Muggle Technology Challenge (2014-1) Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2014.02.14 Updated: 2014.08.23 Status: Completed Hits: 3533 Reviews: 35
Harry and Ginny. Roommates and best friends. Both wanting the best for each other. Everyone but them can see they are perfect for each other. It's a pity they are both Clueless.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Comedy, General, Romance Warnings: Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 4 Published: 2014.08.14 Updated: 2014.08.22 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 2405 Reviews: 17
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: 8 Published: 2014.06.19 Updated: 2014.08.22 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3912 Reviews: 35
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: 28741 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: 12535 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: 3894 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: 2494 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: 2049 Reviews: 19