Monday, January 7, 2008

Hey guys,

A day late and a dollar short :-), but here is your weekly HASA update.


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Currently available funding: $193.45
To provide funding through: February

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The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?

Jay of Lasgalen requested, "As most people know, my favourites are Elladan and Elrohir - but I'd like a drabble about one of the twins, alone. I'll leave you to decide why, and where the other might be."

The following drabbles and ficlets have been written this week:

--- "I Stand No Longer Alone" by Larner for Imhiriel
--- several additions to "Fell and Fair" by Elena Tiriel for Jay of Lasgalen
--- "Forged in Fire" by Jay of Lasgalen for Imhiriel
--- "Renewal" by Elena Tiriel for Imhiriel

Read all of these drabbles here.

If you have a birthday in January and would like a drabble about your favorite character or topic, you can request it here.


The quickie challenge "Remembrances" has another week to run. Write a story, poem, drabble, etc. about any character looking back on something happening in the past. This is in honor of New Year's Eve last week.

The following story has been entered:

--- Solstice by Vilwarin

Get these nuzgul while they're hot! And when you write that story you know is already weaseling its way into your brain, be sure to tell us all about it here.

This Week's Focus:


3th - Imhiriel
: I'd like to get drabbles from the PoV of something that normally has no voice - a tree, a building, an heirloom, a landscape, a constellation etc. - time or place don't matter, but the more unusual the PoV, the better.

7th - Jay of Lasgalen: As most people know, my favourites are Elladan and Elrohir - but I'd like a drabble about one of the twins, alone. I'll leave you to decide why, and where the other might be.

Post your request at the Birthday Card Forum.

Please create your story and add it to the birthday card workshop. This lets others put drabbles they write in an easily accessible location. Enter your story in the challenge for JANUARY drabbles. All birthday stories will also now be listed in a master playlist. There are instructions on how to do all this at the top of each thread in the Birthday Cards Forum; if you need help with the workshop, just ask the Workshop Manager, Gwynnyd.

New Challenges
Remembrances January 14 2008

Write a story, poem, or drabble about any character (original or canonical) looking back on a past event. A short-term challenge for New Year's Eve, 2007.
(Note, you must be logged in to HASA to visit this link.)

Make a suggestion in the prospective Challenges thread. When five people accept, you have created a new Challenge

Old Challenges
X takes the Ring - AU Challenge March 25 2008

I have seen a few stories over the years where for instance Galadriel takes the Ring when Frodo offers it to her. But what would happen if others were to take it, for any reason, good or evil? Aragorn? Boromir, Gandalf, or Pippin perhaps? Or Sam abandons Frodo at Cirith Ungol and goes on alone to try to destroy the Ring...

It wouldn't have to be a member of the Fellowship; maybe Barliman Butterbur finds a golden ring in the room the Hobbits used, or Bilbo loses it on one of his walking trips in the Shire.

These could be anything, serious, funny, dark; from drabbles to multi-chapter AUs, and anything in between.

Happy writing!

Fangedly yours,
>:-E Marta

PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email me.

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