HASA Challenges

Closed Challenges

Closed Challenges

# Name Entries Date Closed
1 Fundraising Challenge - The Hobbit 22 February 01, 2013
2 2012 Birthday Cards 4 December 31, 2012
3 HASA at 10! 10 August 01, 2012
4 Story Pledge Challenge 10 May 31, 2012
5 2011 Birthday Cards 2 December 31, 2011
6 2010 Birthday Cards 13 December 31, 2010
7 May 2010 Treasure Hunt 1 June 06, 2010
8 March 2010 Treasure Hunt 2 April 30, 2010
9 January 2010 Treasure Hunt 9 February 07, 2010
10 True Romance 4 January 16, 2010
11 Queen of Númenor 4 January 16, 2010
12 The Pub Guide Challenge 7 January 16, 2010
13 May 2009 Birthday Cards 2 January 03, 2010
14 My Lord Arathorn... It's a Girl! 5 December 31, 2009
15 November 2009 Birthday Cards 0 November 30, 2009
16 October 2009 Birthday Cards 0 October 31, 2009
17 September 2009 Birthday Cards 0 September 30, 2009
18 August 2009 Birthday Cards 1 August 31, 2009
19 March 2009 Birthday Cards 1 March 31, 2009
20 January 2009 Birthday Cards 1 January 31, 2009
21 Mary Sue's Surprise 5 January 16, 2009
22 Tagteam Challenge, The 9 January 16, 2009
23 October 2008 Birthday Cards 1 October 31, 2008
24 Tiny AU Challenge 11 September 22, 2008
25 June 2008 Birthday Cards 1 June 30, 2008
26 May 2008 Birthday Drabbles 3 May 31, 2008
27 April 2008 Birthday Cards 3 April 30, 2008
28 March 2008 Birthday Drabbles 3 March 31, 2008
29 X takes the Ring - AU challenge 10 March 25, 2008
30 January 2008 Birthday Cards 2 January 31, 2008
31 Remembrances 8 January 14, 2008
32 The Only Thing to Fear... 11 October 22, 2007
33 Party Time! 3 October 17, 2007
34 September 2007 Birthdays 1 September 30, 2007
35 When Brothers Are Not So Close 12 September 01, 2007
36 August 2007 Birthdays 1 August 31, 2007
37 July 2007 Birthdays 2 July 31, 2007
38 Mortality 11 June 21, 2007
39 May 2007 Birthdays 3 May 31, 2007
40 April 2007 Birthdays 3 April 30, 2007
41 Realizations 6 April 30, 2007
42 Marital Spats 10 April 30, 2007
43 A Tale within a Tale 12 April 30, 2007
44 The Alphabet of Middle Earth 31 April 01, 2007
45 March 2007 Birthday Challenge 1 March 31, 2007
46 LACE Challenge 10 March 17, 2007
47 Beware the Ides of March 4 March 15, 2007
48 The Anti-Valentine's Day Quickie 12 February 28, 2007
49 January 2007 Birthday Challenge 2 January 31, 2007
50 Tolerance Challenge 10 January 21, 2007
51 December 2006 Birthday Challenge 1 December 31, 2006
52 October 2006 Birthday Challenge 3 October 31, 2006
53 September 2006 Birthday Challenge 2 September 30, 2006
54 March 2006 Birthday Challenge 5 September 30, 2006
55 May 2006 Birthday Challenge 2 September 30, 2006
56 Bilbo's Birthday! 5 September 30, 2006
57 The Art Challenge 15 September 16, 2006
58 August 2006 Birthday Challenge 3 August 31, 2006
59 April 2006 Birthday Challenge 1 August 29, 2006
60 New Members Challenge 2005-2006 8 August 02, 2006
61 July 2006 Birthday Challenge 2 July 31, 2006
62 Birthday Challenge: HASA Turns Four 9 July 31, 2006
63 Culture and sexuality 12 July 31, 2006
64 June 2006 Birthday Challenge 2 June 30, 2006
65 February 2006 Birthday Challenge 1 June 30, 2006
66 Silmarils are an Elf's Best Friend... 9 May 30, 2006
67 The Hobbit, Drabbled 1 March 02, 2006
68 Captain of Gondor 13 March 01, 2006
69 January 2006 Birthday Challenge 1 January 31, 2006
70 Death to Fanon! 25 January 07, 2006
71 The Blind, the Deaf, the Crippled 13 January 02, 2006
72 Yule Mathom Challenge 2005 50 January 01, 2006
73 Movieverse Essays Challenge 6 December 31, 2005
74 HASA Birthday Card Challenge 2005 1 December 31, 2005
75 First Impressions 3 December 31, 2005
76 Harvest Home Onlist Challenge 6 December 31, 2005
77 The Steward and the King 10 December 25, 2005
78 Religion in Middle-earth 12 December 25, 2005
79 November 2005 Birthday Drabbles 1 December 01, 2005
80 Where the Stars are Strange 10 November 30, 2005
81 Confessions to the Sleepless Night 24 November 30, 2005
82 Tales Unheard 25 November 28, 2005
83 The November Surprise! 6 November 05, 2005
84 Sophisticated Cultures and Primitive Peoples 8 November 03, 2005
85 October 2005 Birthday Drabbles 1 November 01, 2005
86 When we have shuffled off this mortal coil 31 October 31, 2005
87 Urban Legends 5 October 31, 2005
88 Inspired? 17 October 22, 2005
89 Chance Meetings 9 October 22, 2005
90 Tolkien's Challenge 7 October 20, 2005
91 One Pint Too Many 11 October 17, 2005
92 A Short AU Challenge 20 October 08, 2005
93 Put Down That Can(n)on, Mr. Tolkien! 9 October 06, 2005
94 September 2005 Birthday Drabbles 4 September 30, 2005
95 Shall They Dance? 9 September 30, 2005
96 An Exciting Drabble Challenge 11 September 16, 2005
97 Change One Thing, See What Happens 11 September 07, 2005
98 Filk Fest 2005! 9 September 01, 2005
99 Word-of-the-Day Challenge 7 September 01, 2005
100 Namesakes 13 August 12, 2005
101 July 2005 Birthday Drabbles 3 July 31, 2005
102 Alternate Perspectives Challenge 12 July 17, 2005
103 Three Colours Trilogy challenge 12 July 10, 2005
104 HASA 2005 Birthday Challenge 11 July 01, 2005
105 Sweet Child of Mine 6 June 30, 2005
106 June 2005 Birthday Drabbles 2 June 30, 2005
107 Lithe Challenge 10 June 23, 2005
108 Your Favorite Poem! 16 June 17, 2005
109 Follow My Leader 13 June 10, 2005
110 The Sons of Elrond at the Field of Celebrant 5 June 03, 2005
111 May 2005 Birthday Drabbles 1 May 31, 2005
112 April 2005 Birthday Cards 1 May 31, 2005
113 Original Characters Challenge 14 May 21, 2005
114 Working Life in Middle-earth 18 May 15, 2005
115 Pub Crawl 11 May 09, 2005
116 The Forgotten Ones 24 May 07, 2005
117 A VERY Interesting Question... 5 May 05, 2005
118 With One Voice 6 May 01, 2005
119 Hobbit Filk Challenge 11 April 30, 2005
120 New Members Challenge 2004-2005 9 April 21, 2005
121 Film Trilogy Challenge, The 20 March 31, 2005
122 Quickies Qtr 1, 2005 8 March 31, 2005
123 Five Elements Challenge 5 March 31, 2005
124 Son of Ecthelion 18 March 15, 2005
125 Thranduil's Letter Challenge 10 March 10, 2005
126 I'm A Believer! 7 March 09, 2005
127 Aragorn Poetry Writing Challenge 11 February 13, 2005
128 Limerickfest! 1 January 10, 2005
129 Middle Earth Carols 7 January 09, 2005
130 Quickies Qtr 4, 2004 8 December 31, 2004
131 HASA Birthday Card Challenge 2004 2 December 31, 2004
132 Rah, Rah - Goooooo Fight! 5 December 14, 2004
133 Kids do the darndest things... 13 December 02, 2004
134 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 25 November 30, 2004
135 WWI Poets Challenge 22 November 11, 2004
136 When Out the Hellish Legion Sallied... 8 October 31, 2004
137 Quickies Qtr 3, 2004 7 September 30, 2004
138 Six-legged Race 9 August 31, 2004
139 No Man's Woman 17 August 19, 2004
140 Thranduil: the true story 13 August 15, 2004
141 Golden Anniversary Challenge 5 August 09, 2004
142 Great Books of M-e 8 August 05, 2004
143 Blue Wizards 7 August 02, 2004
144 International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza 21 July 07, 2004
145 Quickies Qtr 2, 2004 6 June 30, 2004
146 It Was A Dark And Stormy Night 26 June 10, 2004
147 I'll Drink to That! 8 May 25, 2004
148 Tale By Any Other Name, A 13 May 15, 2004
149 HA Birthday Challenge 10 April 30, 2004
150 New Member Challenge 11 April 21, 2004
151 Black Breath, The 9 April 15, 2004
152 Behind Closed Doors 14 April 12, 2004
153 Pirate's Life's for M-e, A: The Corsairs of Umbar 8 April 01, 2004
154 Quickies Qtr 1, 2004 5 March 31, 2004
155 Ides of March Onlist Challenge, The 1 March 16, 2004
156 Dram of Evil/Seed of Goodness 14 March 15, 2004
157 Don't Worry, Be Happy 14 March 01, 2004
158 Lord of the Rings, The—Drabbled! 3 February 16, 2004
159 Carols in Middle-earth 10 January 04, 2004
160 Quickies Qtr 4, 2003 8 December 31, 2003
161 Movie Challenge 18 December 23, 2003
162 Tar-Miriel 6 November 24, 2003
163 Things That Go Bump In the Night 10 November 21, 2003
164 Decisions 4 October 30, 2003
165 Peredhel's Fate, A 6 October 23, 2003
166 Brotherly Advice 9 October 16, 2003
167 Inspired by... 7 October 15, 2003
168 Les Mots Justes 18 October 13, 2003
169 Snapshot Challenge 12 October 04, 2003
170 Quickies Qtr 3, 2003 11 October 01, 2003
171 Adjustments 14 September 30, 2003
172 Crossover Onlist Challenge 1 September 01, 2003
173 Middle-earth Mother Goose 17 August 17, 2003
174 All Good Beasts 11 August 04, 2003
175 Maglor in History 10 August 01, 2003
176 Denethor Poetry Writing Challenge 18 July 27, 2003
177 Anything, but ordinary, please! 24 July 25, 2003
178 Banners Onlist Challenge 1 July 14, 2003
179 Mother's Day Challenge 16 July 01, 2003
180 Father's Day Challenge 24 July 01, 2003
181 Quickies Qtr 2, 2003 14 June 30, 2003
182 Friday the 13th Onlist Challenge 1 June 23, 2003
183 How Do I Love Thee Challenge 21 June 21, 2003
184 Memorial Day Onlist Challenge 1 May 26, 2003
185 Bitter Valentine's Day Poetry Challenge 18 April 28, 2003
186 Betrothed 20 April 11, 2003
187 Quickies Qtr 1, 2003 17 March 31, 2003
188 Mary Sue Challenge 31 March 08, 2003
189 Make 'em Laugh 9 February 18, 2003
190 Winter Solstice Celebrations 11 February 01, 2003
191 Quickies: 2002 29 January 27, 2003
192 Matter of Eowyn, The: Heroine or Deserter? 5 January 27, 2003
193 LOTR Holiday Carols 23 December 26, 2002
194 Show Me Fear! 7 November 15, 2002

In Challenges

What is a Challenge?

Challenges are ideas for fanfiction that others have presented to the group at large. Any Henneth Annûn member can propose a Challenge. The prospective Challenge must get a minimum of three people who say they will try to write a story for it. These are called 'pledges.' If at least three pledges are obtained, then the idea becomes a Challenge.

Most Challenges start life as Nuzgûl.

Why are Challenges Open or Closed?

The defining element of a Challenge, why it's not just another story, is that you have a limited time to write a story that meets certain constraints. You can't just say "Oh, I'll write that eventually." You have to write it under a deadline. This really makes the author focus on her writing.

Once the deadline is reached, the Challenge is closed to new entries. Placeholders can stay, but if there aren't three stories, the Challenge becomes a Nuzgûl.

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