Please cast a vote for your favourite via http://siye.co.uk/trinkets.php?peopleschoice=Y, and cheer on our judges as they sift carefully through the criteria to arrive at their selections for 'Most Adventuresome', 'Most Unexpected' and 'Best Overall'.
I'll chime in again on Dec. 1 with challenge awards, and our topic selection for 2018-1.
NOTE: this is a bit unusual, but for StarFeather's story "Harry Potter and Druidic Magic", it seems that only Chapters 4 and 5 are to be considered as the Challenge entry. I am inclined to allow this since it's a fine story and various of us in the past have submitted Challenge entries that are part of a longer series of stories. For fairness to the other entrants, however, judges and People's Choice voters should take into consideration how well these two chapters, as an isolated unit, stand alone as a distinct story.
Dear friends! It is almost upon us -- another submission deadline to another exciting SIYE challenge!
As a reminder, 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 marked as complete by midnight, Nov. 15, in order for award announcements to be made on Dec. 1. By way of old standard caveats, please note that judges are not required to read stories that are classified as 'Restricted', and are permitted to skive off after the 20,000th word of long stories.
For this challenge, we had waived the strict requirement that stories focus on Harry/Ginny, although I believe most stories are fairly HG-centric thus far.
Those people who have judged in the past, please expect a note from me sometime in the coming ~week asking you again for your participation. Those who have not judged in the last, but are interest in doing so are asked to contact me via my profile.
Finally, votes and ideas for the Challenge 2018-1 topic are still being tallied. Comments are a bit distributed, but input will be considered from anyone who replies to this new item, or to any of those time-stamped as below:
"So I thought to myself, 'Oi James, now you're done for! It's dead dark an' you'll never find your way back!', then suddenly a second Hinkypunk -- a good Hinkypunk this time -- pops up behind me, an' he's lighting up the gap in the hedge, an' I say, 'Oh bless you, bless you, li'l mate!', an' I run run run all the way back home, and snuck back in bed 'fore anyone even noticed I was gone!"
"You're bluffing, Jamey!" Albus Severus scowled at his older brother. "No way you went down to the stream last night, no way there's a Lethifold behind the gorse, and way no way he took Griffy!"
"Leffy-fooled took Gwiffy-Wiffy!" Lily Luna clapped her hands, grinning cheekily at Albus's glare.
"No bluffin'." James gave his younger brother a deathly serious smirk. "Only way to get your stuffed Griffin back now 'sif we go down there together. You lure the Lethifold away, an' I'll grab Griffy."
"Al fools leffy-fool 'n' Jamey grabs Gwiffy 'n' Lily Luner's gonna watch!" Lily danced about the room, singing her assessment.
"Oi crumbs." Albus's face sank wearily into his hand. "When do we go?"
James thought for a moment. "Maybe Tuesday night, as it's full moon an' we shan't need the Hinky-"
"Biscuits and milk!" Ginny sailed into the room with a loaded tray, then froze, reading their faces. "Oh my! What are you three planning now??"
After a moment of awkward silence, Lily shrugged. "Nuffin' Muvver."
Two wonderful stories in and six more weeks to discover some others, right? Time to rattle some keys and jolt us readers with your great tales of tails, yarns of barns, and furry fantasies!
Give the time stretch between the earliest stories that those about to come our way, I am going to add our first two entries to Featured Story prominence.
Finally, please continue to cast votes for favorite 2018-1 challenge topics within the 2017.09.01 discussion space (scroll down SIYE home page). Note that the newest topic suggestions, plus vote-getters from the 2018-1 ballot, will be recycled as options for the 2018-2 challenge.
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 -
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:
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?
Harry has never been abroad before. His first trip is with Ginny. Where do they go, and why?
In the rubble of the final battle, Harry and Ginny both think that the other has perished. What do they do?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 -
Harry's break up with Ginny - Post-DH from Ginny's POV. Set to "I Get Along Without You Very Well" by Diana Krall.Rating: PG Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance, Songfic Words: 1912 Chapters: 1 Published: 2007.09.01 Updated: 2007.09.02 Hits: 4354 Reviews: 5
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: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 17 Published: 2017.07.30 Updated: 2017.11.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 7852 Reviews: 77
The war's over but it's just the beginning for Ginny and Harry's relationship. As each new year rolls around, changes are taking place.Ginny knew. Knew why her mother had insisted on exchanging their quiet tradition for this noisy, busy affair. Itís hard to stop and think when there are glasses to be filled and food to hand round. Itís almost impossible to notice the people who arenít here when the kitchen is full to bursting, people spilling out into the freezing garden already. It might not have felt like any New Yearís Eve Ginny had experienced before, but then again, this year wouldnít be like any Ginny had experienced before.Ginny watched a particularly giddy pair stumble over the threshold, drawing her eyes to a tall, brooding figure outside, stood slightly away from the rest of the party-goers. She recognised that stance.He jumped as she lightly touched his shoulder, turning his blank stare in her direction, immediately replacing it with a warm smile as he recognised who it was. Ginny didnít think she would ever get over how it made her feel to see him smile.Rating: PG Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Fluff, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 5 Published: 2017.10.14 Updated: 2017.11.16 Status: Completed Hits: 2332 Reviews: 23
All space and time is relative. The only constant is the speed of... fire. Victory in tatters; great deeds undone; the world is unraveling, and Ginny has vanished. Yet somehow, with the shared strengths of a cadre of highly implausible allies, Harry finds the will to persist through a bewildering tangle of centuries and realities, all hurtling toward an explosive, time-bending eruption. An impossibly charring sequel to the utterly fractious Splinters.Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance Warnings: Mild Language Words: Chapters: 3 Published: 2017.10.31 Updated: 2017.11.14 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 1139 Reviews: 24
In the summer after Dumbledore's death, Harry feels lonely and forlorn. He already felt miserable when he had to break-up with his girlfriend, Ginny, but now his beloved owl and faithful companion Hedwig has disappeared.Rating: PG Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges Genre: Drama, Romance Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.11.11 Updated: 2017.11.11 Status: Completed Hits: 442 Reviews: 6
Little Luna has been invited to sleep over on Little Ginnyís 5th birthday. After an eventful birthday party, an adventurous night is waiting for the girls.Rating: G Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Humor Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.11.11 Updated: 2017.11.11 Status: Completed Hits: 292 Reviews: 4
Trapped in a world where my ex-girlfriend thinks the irony is bloody hilarious, I have foreknowledge - a powerful (and dangerous) tool that should help me win the fight before the enemy knows what hit them. Little did I know that the fight was not only with the enemy.
Pre-seventh year, canon ships, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Deathly Hallows release.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Violence Words: Chapters: 6 Published: 2017.07.21 Updated: 2017.11.05 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3447 Reviews: 24
Ginny Weasley was always overlooked. Always the youngest, always the smallest, and was never really given the chance to let her voice be heard. But sometimes the best insight comes from those who were always in the background. Her story of redemption, loyalty and love, proves that she was never just the Weasley brothers' little sister.Rating: PG-13 Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor, Romance, Songfic Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 31 Published: 2010.07.18 Updated: 2017.11.02 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 90778 Reviews: 132
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: 165954 Chapters: 35 Published: 2010.08.13 Updated: 2017.10.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 163548 Reviews: 776
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: 52436 Chapters: 20 Published: 2017.01.06 Updated: 2017.08.03 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 22972 Reviews: 154
** 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: 2611 Reviews: 16
** 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: 2791 Reviews: 14
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: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: 60596 Chapters: 17 Published: 2017.07.30 Updated: 2017.11.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 7852 Reviews: 77
It's September, 1998, and Ginny is missing Harry. When Harry's letter comes, however, Ginny finds herself overwhelmed by her own insecurities... And what is with this new Defense teacher? Just a piece from my ever-expanding headcanon, inspired by a quote. Rating: G Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Romance Words: 3917 Chapters: 2 Published: 2017.08.20 Updated: 2017.08.24 Status: Completed Hits: 1634 Reviews: 7
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: 16207 Chapters: 6 Published: 2017.08.24 Updated: 2017.10.22 Status: Completed Hits: 2704 Reviews: 36
At two, Lily Luna is going through a clingy phase. Twenty five years later, so is Harry. Rating: PG Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Fluff, General, Humor Words: 4088 Chapters: 1 Published: 2017.09.01 Updated: 2017.09.01 Status: Completed Hits: 1396 Reviews: 14