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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 -
The results will be posted on 29th July so as to not clash with Challenge posts.
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!
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:
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.
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!"
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?
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!
Ginny can't take Ron and Hermione any more and seeks tea and comfort in the kitchen of Grimmauld Place. Second in my Grimmauld Place series.Rating: G Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Humor, Drama Words: 1256 Chapters: 1 Published: 2004.04.07 Updated: 2004.04.07 Hits: 4343 Reviews: 10
stunning banner by Asphodelic @tda
The story begins from the time when Lily and James on the run from Voldemort. Half of the story will be categorized as AU.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance Warnings: Death, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 3 Published: 2017.03.05 Updated: 2017.07.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 1762 Reviews: 11
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: Chapters: 6 Published: 2017.06.24 Updated: 2017.07.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3329 Reviews: 31
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: 10 Published: 2017.05.13 Updated: 2017.07.16 Status: Completed Hits: 9493 Reviews: 64
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: Chapters: 2 Published: 2017.07.15 Updated: 2017.07.16 Status: Completed Hits: 675 Reviews: 9
The year after the war was a confusing time for the teen warriors. They had fought against the greatest evil - what was next? Follow them as they try to find out. Canon pairings.Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Drama, Romance Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 25 Published: 2012.02.26 Updated: 2017.07.10 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 75178 Reviews: 226
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: 28 Published: 2016.03.20 Updated: 2017.07.07 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 17134 Reviews: 71
A school assignment makes Harry realize how little he knows about his family. One simple letter asking for more information opens a whole new world for Harry. A professor from his parents' school introduces him to the wizarding world and helps him discover his roots.Rating: PG Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: General Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.07.06 Updated: 2017.07.06 Status: Completed Hits: 939 Reviews: 12
Raising Albus is turning out to be a challenge. Raising a child that is extraordinarily magically talented is difficult enough, but when the child is the subject of several prophesies the task can be daunting. Harry feels it may have been easier being a child subject to prophesies than raising one. Teddy wants to be an Auror, not the safest occupation. James and Lily pose their own challenges. This story will take us up to Albus and Rose train ride to Hogwarts. Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, General Warnings: Death, Violence Words: Chapters: 35 Published: 2015.03.19 Updated: 2017.07.06 Status: Completed Hits: 39227 Reviews: 93
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: 33933 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: 8568 Reviews: 72
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: 18917 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: 3046 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: 16834 Reviews: 134
***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: 2255 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: 2526 Reviews: 5