Release Date: 02 Dec 07
The HASA weekly update for December 2-9. Every week I focus on what new content has been added to a section of HASA. This week focuses on challenges, with a call for birthday drabble requests and an update on site funding.
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: $372.83
To provide funding through: February 2008
If anyone would like to make a donation, you may do so at
No members with a December birthday have requested a birthday drabble yet.
Post your request at the Birthday Cards 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 DECEMBER 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.
Make a suggestion in the prospective Challenges thread. When five people
accept, you have created a new Challenge
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.
'Tis the Season to Be Filking....
Every year several HASA members try to write Arda-themed filks of Christmas carols and other winter holiday-themed songs. It's great fun. If you do this feel free to post them at HASA so we can all admire your work. If enough people write these we'll start a challenge for them.
Happy (Yule) writing!
PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email HASANews@henneth-annun.net.