Challenges, Funding, and Drabbles
Release Date: 05 May 08
The weekly announcement for May 4-May 11. This week focuses on challenges, and also mentions drabbles and site funding.
Sorry, this is a day late. But better late than never, right? >:-E
HASA FUNDING UPDATE
No website is truly free. HASA does not display ads or charge for memberships, but there are still costs associated with running the website. The website depends on member donations to pay its monthly hosting fee of $150.00.
Currently available funding: $154.12
To provide funding through: June 2008
If anyone would like to make a donation, you may do so here.
The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?
Nath requested, "I would like anything related to 'time', any characters and any rating, though my current favourites are the Northern Dúnedain."
And Dwim requested, "I realize that it can be tough to write an AU in only 100 words, but give for my birthday, I'd like to see you give it a shot. Choose your time, your incident, and your desired divergence."
(She also said, "Alternately, if the AU idea is just too big to be reducible to 100 words, I have to teach a socio-political philosophy course next term. So fics dealing with political situations would be welcome. (Especially if they have to do with the Kin-strife in Gondor.)")
The following drabbles have been written in the following week:
--- "Forty" by Nath for Fliewatuet
--- "Half a Life" by meckinock for Fliewatuet
--- "His Birthday Wish" by Larner for Fliewatuet
--- "Messengers from the West" by Jay of Lasgalen for Fliewatuet
--- "New Daughter" by Larner for Ainaechoiriel
If you have a birthday in May and would like a drabble about your favorite character or topic, you can request it here
There are currently no challenges so there is no Challenges bulletin this month. However, you can change that! There are some porspective challenges. Sign up for one, and we'll get some challenges rolling:
Science in Middle-earth, proposed by littlehobbitlost
She says, among other things, "If you landed in Middle Earth say during the War of the Ring (or your favourite age Gondolin? Hollin?) and survived through to see Aragorn become king-how would you like to contribute to society? With 21st Century knowledge how would you contribute?"
I also proposed a Minority Rulez! challenge
I said, among other things, "Why don't we have a challenge of our own in honor of the fact that a woman or minority might soon be the U.S. president? Write me a story, poem, drabble, or essay about the challenges a woman or ethnic minority might have faced in Middle-earth? "
PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please contact me here.