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July 2017 Trinkets Voting

And so it's that time again, time to vote for our favourite stories of the last two months.  Although a few of the categories are a bit thin on the ground with nominations it has been decided to keep to the schedule of a two-month cycle in order to hold the Annual Awards early next year.

And so I now hand the reins over to yourselves.  Please vote for your favourite stories.  Voting can be found here -

http://www.siye.co.uk/trinkets.php

I *think* I'm away on the 29th (calf shopping!) so voting will close and the winners will be announced on Thursday 28th September.

ginnyweasley777 on 2017.09.20 - 03:31AM (0 Comments)

Cheers to Albus Severus + Challenge 2017-3 Update

We at SIYE are thrilled to mark Albus Severus Potter's first ride on the Hogwarts Express this morning!  Cheers, little fellow -- it will all work out, yeah?

 

Challenge 2017-3 Update:

We're off to a roaring start.  Welsh Green, or Hungarian Horntail you ask?  Nay, the roaring is all the applause for two great stories already in the mill, and hopefully more to come!

A special note:  we received a question about whether it is permissible for an author to submit two stories to the same challenge?  The answer is that, to the best of our research, nobody ever said no (and indeed the Hemmingway 6 challenges actively encouraged multiple entries) so all writers with multiple beastly tales are welcome to contribute them!

By way of reminder, the topic for Challenge 2017-3 is  Somebody is going on a magical creature hunt -- tell us about it!  Categories for the challenge include 'Most Adventuresome', 'Most Unexpected' and 'Best Overall'.  Stories must be submitted by midnight, Nov. 15, in order for award announcements to be made on Dec. 1.  The strict requirement that stories focus on Harry/Ginny is relaxed for this challenge, although it's impossible to deny that HG stories are always real crowd pleasers.

 

Let's Begin Voting for 2018-1 Topics:

  1. Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry.  Tell us about it.
  2. By accident, Harry and Ginny stumble upon a hidden Portkey and are swept away.  What happens next, and how do they get back?
  3. Harry has never been abroad before. His first trip is with Ginny. Where do they go, and why?
  4. In the rubble of the final battle, Harry and Ginny both think that the other has perished.  What do they do?
  5. Harry secretly discovers that the Mirror of Erised can be used for time travel!  Ginny secretly learns the same thing, and both begin using the mirror, without realising that the other is doing so too.  Oi, there's a recipe for trouble!
  6. Harry's and Ginny's hectic lifestyles come to a screeching halt when one of them suffers a debilitating accident.  How will things change as the couple adjusts to a slow recovery?

Please let us know your preferences!  Please also feel free to make new suggestions, which will be added to the above list.

ghl on 2017.09.01 - 12:04PM (15 Comments)

Birthdays

Her greatest fan just reminded me that today is Ginny's birthday.  Happy 36th!!

When Harry J's big day went off with a bang in the Cheviot Hills, I was off on travels, focusing on my road rather than his.  Perhaps he too will accept our belated cheers!

ghl on 2017.08.11 - 06:30AM (1 Comments)

Challenge 2017-2 Awards

For this latest Challenge 2017-2 awards, we are pleased to announce (drumroll please) the following triumphant stories:


And finally, the Rory Award for Most Gratuitous Use of the Word 'Belgium' shall be shared between Revenge is Sweet by Gin110881, and Homecoming by Brennus.  

 

A tremendous round of virtual applause to our diligent judges:  ZA, SM, AM, KH, JG, MG and AS!

And now, here is the topic for Challenge 2017-3:  Somebody is going on a magical creature hunt -- tell us about it!

Categories for the challenge include 'Most Adventuresome', 'Most Unexpected' and 'Best Overall'.  Stories must be submitted by midnight, Nov. 15, in order for award announcements to be made on Dec. 1.

For this challenge, I am going to waive the strict requirement that stories focus on Harry/Ginny, although authors who find some way to at least weave them into tale will always earn a little extra appreciation from many SIYE devotees.

Please use this space to begin proposing topics for Challenge 2018-1.  Please Please.

ghl on 2017.08.01 - 05:02AM (15 Comments)

May 2017 Silver Trinket Results

The results are in for the May 2017 Dumbledore Silver Trinket Awards.  Huge thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all the winners and everyone who was nominated.  Nominations are now being accepted for the July 2017 awards.

Best Comedy

ginnyweasley777 on 2017.07.28 - 12:09PM (6 Comments)

May 2017 Trinkets Voting Open!

The last two months have flown by and now it is time to vote for your favourites again.  The votiing is now open for the May 2017 trinkets.  We have a good number of stories submitted and your votes can be cast here -

http://www.siye.co.uk/trinkets.php

The results will be posted on 29th July so as to not clash with Challenge posts.

EDIT 24/7/17 - Due to work commitments on Saturday and being away on Sunday I will now close the voting and post the results on Friday 28th July.

ginnyweasley777 on 2017.07.19 - 04:28AM (1 Comments)

Corrections re. Challenge 2017-2

Brill!  Happily, I have been proven wrong on both major counts of my message from this morning.  Sometime between my settling into a strange bed late last night, and my blearily hitting the road this morning, we did indeed get a second story before the deadline.  And, somewhere in all this, there may well be the mention of a flat EU country; purveyor of fine wheat beers and lagers!

Anyway, our two illustrious stories are:

 

Community involvement is greatly encouraged, courtesy of the People's Choice award voting:

http://siye.co.uk/trinkets.php?peopleschoice=Y

Sometime, shortly after expelling the host of gnomes that broke into my home in my absence, I will try to write to esteemed judges with revised instructions.

ghl on 2017.07.16 - 04:42PM (2 Comments)

Challenge 2017-2 closed for judging

Hmmm...  Well, unless someone has dreamed up a rather novel gag, I believe that the April Fool's Challenge has produced only one story.  It is, however, a fine one:

Revenge is Sweet by Gin110881

There will be no People's Challenge, obviously, so over the next two weeks judges will ponder the pranksome nature of a titilating tale of knickers, chess pieces, and misplaced attribution, to determine which of the following categories is a suitable award:

  • Most Humourous
  • Most Unexpected
  • Best Overall

There is, to my knowledge, no gratuitous use of the word Belgium to evaluate, hence there is no need to compromise anyone's beer loyalties.

Dear judges:  I am currently on travel and am limited in my laptop time, so I will send you a note with instructions within the next 24 hours.

HG4evr!

             - GHL

GHL on 2017.07.16 - 07:47AM (3 Comments)

challenge update (2017-2) and input on challenge topics for 2017-3

"Er..."  Wide eyed, Harry scratched his head.  "Now that was unexpected."

Watching huge gobs of greenish clotted cream oozing from Marcus Flint's armpits, Ginny sputtered into her hand.  "Oops!"  She took Harry's arm and steered him away from the spectacle that had exploded the Great Hall into hysterics.  "I may have dribbled too much doxy egg-yoke into the potion by accident.  Oh well."

"Accident?"  Leaving the raucous hall, Harry glanced back in time to see Flint skid in the cream and land tail first in the mess.  He smirked and pulled his new-found conspirator a bit closer.   "Say, Gin'.  I wouldn't mind having another accident like the one we had yesterday in the, uh, broom closet."  His eyes couldn't resist a quick glance at his conspirator's lips.

"Nuh uh, Potter."  Ginny shook her head firmly.

"No?"  Harry blinked, a bit crestfallen.

"Of course not."  Ginny tugged Harry to the side, sending them both stumbling into a tiny alcove, rattling an old mop and some pails.  "This time it's no accident!"

 

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So April Fool's Day may be months past, but who's not looking forward to reliving some great pranks??  The next challenge is due in less than twelve days now -- we have one great story in already, and at least one more in the works, but here's hoping there are loads more tricks and gags waiting to be sprung on poor hapless Hogwarts villains!

Please get your entries in by midnight SIYE time on July 15th.  Some of you should also be on the lookout for judging requests.  Also, we need to pin down our topic for Challenge 2017-3.  Please either suggest a topic, or vote for one of our the top prior candidates:

  • Someone is going on a magical creature hunt. Why they are hunting the creature?  Do they find it?  Tell us about the journey.
  • Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry.  Tell us about it.
  • By accident, Harry and Ginny stumble upon a hidden Portkey and are swept away.  What happens next, and how do they get back?
ghl on 2017.07.03 - 01:53PM (8 Comments)

April Fool's Challenge (2017-2) Update

WHAMM!!!

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."

 

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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:

  • Most Humourous
  • Most Unexpected
  • Best Overall
  • 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!

ghl on 2017.06.06 - 10:08AM (8 Comments)

Completed Reads
A Story Before Bed by Tricia
Abigail Potter is eleven and has been told stories everynight before bed to her father before he left when she was ten. She hasn't quite given up hope on her father's disapperance and hopes for his return. Version 2 of 'Heaven'.
Rating: PG
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Angst, Drama, Songfic
Words: 3743
Chapters: 1
Published: 2004.07.13
Updated: 2004.07.13
Hits: 3160
Reviews: 13


Recently Updated/Added
Fairy Tale by Ravenclawdistrict7 (PG-13)
m I never know how I feel anymore if I'm happy or mad, or scared, or excited or terrified. But I want to meet him or her, I want to be their mum," Even if she had to do it alone.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Drama, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations
Words:
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.09.20
Updated: 2017.09.20
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 290
Reviews: 5


Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian (PG)
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours. Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
Rating: PG
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language
Words:
Chapters: 34
Published: 2010.08.13
Updated: 2017.09.19
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 157664
Reviews: 758


Suitcase Burrower by 0902FRIENDs (PG-13)
It was the first Tuesday in September, 2016, time to go back to school. So when Auror Potter found his office utterly incapable of handling this - creature - thing, they call an expert, or experts... Oh and who can answer Al's increasingly challenging questions?
Rating: PG-13
Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Extreme Language
Words:
Chapters: 4
Published: 2017.08.24
Updated: 2017.09.16
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 1595
Reviews: 23


Darkness Within II by MollyandArthur (R)
Sequel to Darkness Within. This story begins the night before Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts. Canon couples accurate to JKR. The romance between Harry and Ginny will develop slowly due to their ages. Please note rating and warnings.
Rating: R
Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP
Genre: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Violence
Words:
Chapters: 8
Published: 2017.07.30
Updated: 2017.09.16
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 3460
Reviews: 39


For In Dreams by Senator of Sorcery (PG-13)
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: 56
Published: 2014.11.13
Updated: 2017.09.11
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 88020
Reviews: 288


The Space Between by YelloWitchGrl (R)
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:
Chapters: 37
Published: 2014.12.14
Updated: 2017.09.10
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 72430
Reviews: 306


Driving Miss Weasley by BigFatMaybe (R)
It should have been a simple task. Escort Ginny Weasley to her Quidditch match. But it all changes when Harry Potter rents the wrong car. What started out as a simple road trip between two friends and past lovers quickly turns into a hellish game of cat and mouse, and Harry and Ginny find themselves running away from a mysterious and deadly group of mercenaries, through a Scotland plagued by a mysterious infestation of Dark creatures.
Rating: R
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse
Words:
Chapters: 6
Published: 2017.08.28
Updated: 2017.09.08
Status: Completed
Hits: 2606
Reviews: 43


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: 44
Published: 2015.07.23
Updated: 2017.09.07
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 37786
Reviews: 77



Featured Stories
A Little Bit of Hope by CharmHazel (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Completed **
At the height of the first wizarding war, Albus Dumbledore seeks out a mythical artefact to help bring hope to those he believes will be affected by the prophecy.
Rating: PG
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General
Words: 39564
Chapters: 5
Published: 2017.04.07
Updated: 2017.05.25
Status: Completed
Hits: 4057
Reviews: 36


James and Me by Northumbrian (R)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Comedy **
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: 74811
Chapters: 13
Published: 2017.05.10
Updated: 2017.06.18
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 8964
Reviews: 75


Like Flames by DragonHeartstring (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best New Story **
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: 30910
Chapters: 10
Published: 2017.05.13
Updated: 2017.07.16
Status: Completed
Hits: 12383
Reviews: 70


Revenge is Sweet by Gin110881 (G)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best One-Shot **
** Winner of Most Humourous and Most Unexpected in the April Fools Challenge **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: 5250
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.06.20
Updated: 2017.06.20
Status: Completed
Hits: 2174
Reviews: 16


Harry Potter and Love's Changes by ScubaDoc3 (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Drama **
After Harry is injured protecting the philosopher's stone, Minerva McGonnagall promises herself that she will do a better job looking after him. That promise will eventually lead to large changes in Harry's life. This will ultimately be Harry/Ginny, but since it starts at the end of Harry's first year, it will take a while for any romantic relationships to develop.This is my first fanfic and I have no idea how long it will be or how long it will take me to post.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP
Genre: Angst, Drama, General
Warnings: Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence/Physical Abuse
Words: 20937
Chapters: 8
Published: 2017.06.24
Updated: 2017.08.08
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 7276
Reviews: 44


Just a Talk and That's the Naked Truth by pleurocoelus (PG-13)
** Winner of Best Overall and People's Choice in the April Fools Challenge **The Burrow only has one loo and Harry didn't know it was occupied. Now two identical gits won't stop teasing him or Ginny about it. Something has to be done. Nothing salacious in this story, just embarrassing.
Rating: PG-13
Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges
Genre: Fluff, Humor
Words: 2836
Chapters: 2
Published: 2017.07.15
Updated: 2017.07.16
Status: Completed
Hits: 2223
Reviews: 14





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