Sunday, July 1, 2007

July 2007 Challenge Bulletin

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Post your request at the Birthday Cards Forum

July 2 - TariElfLady would like a birthday drabble or ficlet about Legolas, Glorfindel, the twins or any other of the Elves from the First Age on.

July 12 - Marta has become very interested in the politics of Gondor. So I would love a story about any "ruling family" in Gondor's or Dol Amroth's history, where they have to make a decision where there were larger political concerns in addition to what they might have wanted to do. I would love any moment in Gondor's history, starting with the Faithful settling it in the Second Age up through Faramir's and Aragorn's families in the Fourth Age. Though if you write Denethor as an unloving or especially as an abusive father I just may have to release the hounds. I would especially love at least one Kinstrife-era piece if anyone is so inspired to take on that family feud.

July 25 - Vilwarin desires something with 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.

Also, don't forget to create a story for the birthday card workshop. This lets others put drabbles they write in an easily accessible location. Enter your story in the challenge for JULY drabbles. All birthday stories will also now be listed in a master playlist. Gandalfs apprentice will enter all stories into the playlist, which will be available for public viewing. (There are instructions on how to do all this at the top of each thread in the Birthday Cards Forum; if you need help just ask the Workshop Manager, Gwynnyd.) Any questions, contact Gandalfs Apprentice at:


If you aren't at your usual computer, you can send GA an email through HASA, too.

New Challenges

One for the One Ring to rule them all

  • Celebrating HASA's fifth birthday
    On July 1 HASA celebrates its fifth anniversary/birthday.

    To honor our site and the folks who make it so special, how about writing a drabble, poem, ficlet--or for that matter, drawing a picture--featuring the number 5, wood (for the fifth wedding anniversary), and/or a red gem (the July birthstone--Narya, anyone)? Pick one, two, or, for the adventurous, all three: five, wood, red gem.

    Post your contributions in this special thread AND in your own story. I will be making a playlist where they will be grouped together.

    The challenge closes on July 31.

Open Challenges

Three for the kingdoms in old Arnor (Arthedain, Cardolan, Rhudaur)

  1. Seven Deadly Sins
    Closes July 10 2007
    Write seven pieces of fiction, one for each of the Seven Deadly Sins
    • Envy
    • Wrath
    • Lust
    • Sloth
    • Gluttony
    • Pride
    • Greed
    Pick 1-3 characters or pairings of your choice, and include the same characters in all seven pieces.

  2. When Brothers Are Not So Close
    Closes September 1, 2007
    There are four options:
    1. Write the brothers as cool or distant
    2. An argument that needs to be resolved
    3. An AU with an outside force separating the brothers and how it might effect canon
    4. Explore the relationship outside of canon.
    You could include cousins or other people who share a brotherly bond.

  3. New Members 2006 - 2007
    Closes October 29, 2007
    This is a challenge for new members. By definition, a new member is any member who has been a member for fewer than four months or who, at the time of reading this, has written three (3) or fewer Tolkien fanfics.
    Choose one of the following - there are choices from any Age, from "The Hobbit," from "Lord of the Rings," from "The Silmarillion", from "Unfinished Tales", and three choices from the Peter Jackson "Lord of the Rings" - movies.

Keep a New Year's Resolution

HASA Challenges Team

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