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The Harry Bond 007 Challenge (2013-2) is Now Closed
The Harry Bond 007 Challenge is now closed. Bond’s mission is successfully completed. Now it’s time for the judges at MI6 to study the post-mission script and determine the outcome for Best Overall, Originality, and Characterization.
Everybody else, regardless of their reading clearance, can place their votes in People’s Choice Award. But remember, you get one shot at one vote. You cannot change it later. So make it count.
All the judging will be completed and the winners will be posted on Friday, May 31, 2013. A hardy “well done” to our two authors who accepted this mission. Hip, Hip, hooray!
Sir Ollivander on 2013.05.16 - 09:18AM (2 Comments)
The Results Are In...
The results of the March/ April 2013 Dumbledore Silver Trinket awards are in. Congratulations to all who were nominated.
The nominees have been tallied and DSTA voting for March/ April is now open. Voting will continue until midnight of May 10th. Results will be posted early morning of May 11th. Remember, vote for your favourites!
Well, it could happen. You write your story and I’ll write mine!
Sir Ollivander on 2013.05.01 - 04:32PM (4 Comments)
An April Fools Challenge?
The 2012-4 Challenge was called “The Bond,” concerning the soul bonding between Harry & Ginny. It was a successful Challenge and some chapters are still being written. However, I received a number of e-mails and comments from readers & writers’ thinking it was a play on James Bond, Special Agent 007. Therefore, I will allow you your fun for this Challenge.
The Challenge is to write a Harry Potter story based on the popular James Bond books and movies. It can be funny, dramatic, sartorial, original, whatever you want. It can be based on all the players being first years or adults after graduation or anything in between.
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 “Harry Bond 007” Challenge (2013-2) sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
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, Characterization, and The People’s Choice Award.
Sir Ollivander on 2013.04.02 - 10:22PM (9 Comments)
And the envelope please!
The results are all tallied and envelopes are prepared. Without further ado, here are the winners of the January/February DSTAs...
The nominees have been tallied and DSTA voting for January/February is now open. Voting will continue until midnight of March 10th. Results will be posted early morning of March 11th. Remember, vote for your favourites!
The Challenge had an interesting batch of eight stories to be reckoned with. Harry was able to transform into his Animagus form and eventually to get back out of it. Our eight judges transform their votes into three stories that won for their authors. And the winners are….
The winning stories are now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section. The Challenge category is back open. Those of you that have multiple chapters or need to do some editing may continue at this time. If your story is completed, please ensure it is edited and YES, as completed.
The 2013-2 Challenge will start April 1st. You thought you were fooled once. So, he’s really back this time. His name’s….
I would like to thank my many judges who worked hard for this Challenge: A few are new; I welcome aboard. Thank you AM, FF, JG, LK, LS, NS, S/, & SM. You know who you are. Thank you very much for all that reading and judging. Your time to help out is quite valuable. The Challenge would not exist if nobody judged them. No one judge picked all first place winners. But a bunch were correct adding in the second places.
Some authors have asked if I would tell them how well they did in the judging. If you wish, e-mail me and I will tell you your results.
*** An added note: A couple of judges noticed and mentioned to me that those authors that said they had betas reading over their stories scored better in the Challenge and overall ratings than those that didn’t mention betas. Remember, ANYBODY can be a beta; a teacher, best friend, a friend on the bus, a mentor, parent, sibling, co-worker, sweetheart, UPS driver, old Mrs. What’s-her-name next door, ANYBODY!
Sir Ollivander on 2013.02.28 - 07:20PM (6 Comments)
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls….
The deadline for submitting stories for the Animagus Challenge has passed and the judges are working hard to determine who wins the categories of Best Overall, Transformation, and Survival Skills.
The fourth category is the People’s Choice Award. Anybody and everybody can vote on which of the eight stories they liked the best. This is a popular choice category. You all get one chance at one vote. So make it count. Click on the People’s Choice Award and pick your favorite story you liked the best. It closes on Wednesday, February 27. The winner will be posted the next day, Feb 28. Your story can't win if you don't vote for it.
Sir Ollivander on 2013.02.20 - 09:34PM (0 Comments)
Happy Birthday Bonnie
It is now 17 February in Hogsmeade and London. We the staff and membership of Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish Miss Bonnie Wright, the actress who portrayed Ginny Weasley, one half of the famous pair to which this site is dedicated, a very happy birthday. Cake, butter beer, and musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day in what is left of SIYE Ballroom Two (we had a small problem with Seamus and his little experiment with meteorites). Have a magnificent day Bonnie!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2013.02.17 - 12:52AM (2 Comments)
Ginny rants about hoping, waiting, and falling in love all over again. Set in the Karma Series universe.Rating: G Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Angst, Fluff Words: 2692 Chapters: 1 Published: 2003.08.19 Updated: 2003.08.19 Hits: 2249 Reviews: 20
War is over and the Potter, Lupin, Black and Longbottom families just want things to get back to normal. Five years on they're happily living their lives when a stranger stumbles into their lives and threatens all they love and hold dear. Within hours they're trying to plan for a war to be fought across time. How can you win a battle when you can't even guess when you'll be fighting? Sequel to "Continuum" and "Ranímer".Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure Warnings: Violence Words: Chapters: 11 Published: 2013.02.16 Updated: 2013.05.21 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 2483 Reviews: 12
With the war over and a child to raise, Harry finds that moving on with his life was easier than he expected. Four years later he has a family and a full time career, and though his past is never far behind him, he has greater things to look forward to.
But from behind closed doors and whispered secrets comes the betrayal that will tear Harry apart. What secret will ultimately break his trust in those he thought he knew? Whose betrayal will threaten those who Harry loves the most?
Sequel to Chasing the Inevitable.Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama Warnings: Death, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Negative Alcohol Use, Violence Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2013.05.13 Updated: 2013.05.21 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 659 Reviews: 6
Harry always wanted to meet his parents, but he had been resigned to the fact that they were dead for as long as he could remember. That didn't matter, though; it didn't stop him from wanting to meet them in person, and it didn't stop him, Hermione, Ron, or Ginny from being thrown back to 1977, or stop him from attempting to save them. A time-travel fic with a difference! Written by Collaborators.Rating: R Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance, Tragedy Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Violence Words: Chapters: 13 Published: 2012.07.19 Updated: 2013.05.21 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3829 Reviews: 15
Ginny was transferred into Beaubattons Acedemy For Girls in France after the Chamber of Secrets. The Ministry were scared of her, she guessed. Nine years later, Ginny completed her education and came back home to her family and friends... As well as her old crush, Harry Potter.
Ginny never thought she'd see him again, and even if she did, she knew she would be over her crush... Not.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 3 Published: 2013.05.19 Updated: 2013.05.21 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 408 Reviews: 6
Minor events can have repercussions far beyond their size and importance. When one of these minor events occurs to a ten year-old Harry Potter he finds his world turned upside-down and it starts him down a very different path than the one he expected to follow. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Rape, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 31 Published: 2012.11.11 Updated: 2013.05.21 Status: Completed Hits: 58158 Reviews: 672
Happily married for three years, Harry and Ginny decide to buy a house in the country with the hope of gaining some privacy from the Wizarding world. However, when a series of unexplained sightings and events occur, their dream life soon turns into a nightmare.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Romance, Tragedy Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 8 Published: 2013.03.16 Updated: 2013.05.20 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3504 Reviews: 54
Friendless, bullied, seen as worthless by the Dursleys, Harry's natural rebellious and adventurous nature was repressed. Life was only bearable if he kept out of the way so he grew up unwilling to step out of line. He lives by his wits but has high ideals and courage below the surface. Harry is simply reluctant to draw attention to himself — it's less painful that way!Rating: PG-13 Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 5 Published: 2013.05.07 Updated: 2013.05.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 1619 Reviews: 14
After his father died, James abandoned his family. Only when Albus is dying does James realise what happened. By accident, James travels back in time and is given a second chance to save his family.
This story is part of my 'Family of Harry Potter' series.Rating: R Category: Post-DH/PM, Post-DH/PM Genre: Angst, Drama Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Rape, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence Words: Chapters: 13 Published: 2012.07.11 Updated: 2013.05.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4721 Reviews: 15
During Christmas at Grimmauld Place, Harry and Ginny realize they can help each other overcome the memories of their past. Watching them, Sirius finds the courage to forgive himself for his past mistakes and start living again. Umbridge, however has other plans. She expels the couple, starting them on a very perilous journey. *Mentions of child abuse and alcohol/substance use*Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Warnings: Death, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence Words: 159874 Chapters: 13 Published: 2012.07.09 Updated: 2013.04.05 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 25599 Reviews: 180
Growing up as a Kneazle is tricky, especially when you realize you might be human, too. Add in posessed professors, sinister snakes, and more detentions than he can count, and Harry's Hogwarts career has certainly been memorable. What will he do when he faces his biggest challenge yet? Being a teenager isn't easy no matter what species you are.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy Warnings: Death, Extreme Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: 92294 Chapters: 15 Published: 2012.09.19 Updated: 2013.05.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 10852 Reviews: 83
It's been four years since Harry Potter woke up in a strange city, with no memory. Harry begins an unexpected journey to uncover who he is and what he's left behind. Turns out Harry has broken a lot of promises he doesn't remember making. Will he ever regain his memories? Will he ever be able to live up to any of his promises?Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance Warnings: Extreme Language, Sexual Situations Words: 55452 Chapters: 9 Published: 2012.11.29 Updated: 2013.04.08 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 9522 Reviews: 109
*** Winner of Best Overall in the Animagus Challenge ***For Christmas during Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts his godfather gave him an amazing gift; instructions on how to become an Animagus! After spending the rest of the school year working on becoming an Animagus Harry feels he is close, but before he died Sirius had warned him against practicing by himself. So Harry returns to Number 4 Privet Drive with nothing to do and nothing to look forward to until school starts again in the fall. Will his boredom overcome the advice he received?Rating: G Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy Words: 12092 Chapters: 4 Published: 2013.01.24 Updated: 2013.02.14 Status: Completed Hits: 3637 Reviews: 38
*** Winner of Survival Skills in the Animagus Challenge ***
Harry is no stranger to problems and trouble. But even he has to admit that thanks to this very small problem he is in very big trouble.Rating: PG-13 Category: Animagus Challenge (2013-1), Animagus Challenge (2013-1) Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy Words: 3577 Chapters: 1 Published: 2013.02.03 Updated: 2013.02.05 Status: Completed Hits: 1337 Reviews: 11
*** Winner of Transformation & The People’s Choice Award in the Animagus Challenge ***Harry found himself stuck on Privet Drive for the summer. In looking through a box of old books, Harry finds Sirius' guide to becoming an Animagus. Despite the warnings to ensure he was not alone, Harry decided to give it a go. He managed to transform, but now what? How did he change back? Rating: G Category: Animagus Challenge (2013-1), Animagus Challenge (2013-1) Genre: Drama, Romance Words: 13418 Chapters: 1 Published: 2013.02.05 Updated: 2013.02.09 Status: Completed Hits: 1740 Reviews: 14
Happily married for three years, Harry and Ginny decide to buy a house in the country with the hope of gaining some privacy from the Wizarding world. However, when a series of unexplained sightings and events occur, their dream life soon turns into a nightmare.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Romance, Tragedy Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: 39295 Chapters: 8 Published: 2013.03.16 Updated: 2013.05.20 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3504 Reviews: 54
Ginny is fed up with boys and just wants to be left alone for a while. A plan is hatched--Ginny needs a fake boyfriend. But who will it be?Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: 19126 Chapters: 5 Published: 2013.04.05 Updated: 2013.04.25 Status: Completed Hits: 5920 Reviews: 71