The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?
VILWARIN (b-day: July 25) requested "Aragorn in a state of emotion. Preferably with halbarad in their earlier years, but I'm open for others as well. Rating can be anything, and I'd read het as well as slash."
This week's focus: FORUMS
One of the best ways to get involved at HASA is through our forums. People are discussing research questions and stories as well as having fannish squees regularly there.
Some useful forum links (you must be logged in for all of these):
"On Our Minds" displays the ten most recent posts in forums open to all HASA members. It's a good way to catch up on what you've missed, though the page can move quickly when lots of forums are active at once.
If you've been out of touch for longer than a few days you might want to use the "One Month of Posts" page. This page has just what it sounds like: a list of forums that have been posted to in the last month, beginning with the most recently updated.
Workshops are specialized writing communities. They allow you to share stories you aren't ready to post to the whole site, and many have interesting forums attached to them. Explore workshops to find a group of members interested in similar topics.
Now, here are some of the most recently-updated threads in HASA forum. Don't be shy. If any interest you, why not jump in?
Subject: To Dwell Among Strangers
HASA Birthday Cards Forum
Subject: July 2007 Birthdays
MEFA – The Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards
Subject: Final List of Hard-to-Reach Authors: Urgent
Elena Tiriel – Star Gazings
Subject: Fell and Fair Drabble Series (Current)
Here's hoping this week finds you having many interesting discussion about all things Tolkien. Because, really, you were trying to cut back on sleep anyway, right?
Until next time,
PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.