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

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

      Linaewen (June 17) requested "a tale of pre-Quest Boromir –
      specifically, a tale of him having an adventure on his way to Rivendell."

      The following drabbles have been written in the following week:

      Fording the Greyflood by Jay of Lasgalen for Linaewen @
      http://henneth-annun.net/forums/messages.cfm?confId=0&forumId=482&messageId=51848#51938
      Arrival by Larner for Linaewen @
      http://henneth-annun.net/forums/messages.cfm?confId=0&forumId=482&messageId=51848#51939

      And the July thread is up! If you have a birthday in July and would like
      a drabble about your favorite character or topic, you can request it at

      http://henneth-annun.net/forums/messages.cfm?confId=0&forumId=482&messageId=51937

      *******

      This Week's Focus: REVIEWS

      The review process is probably one of the trickiest aspects of the HASA
      website. Here we ask members to decide whether a story should be
      recognized as examples of outstanding JRRT fanfiction. Whenever
      something is judged, especially something as subjective as good
      fanfiction, there is the potential for unfairness and hurt feelings.
      Members are provided with criteria to consider when evaluating a story,
      but the final decision in most cases rests with those members who choose
      to review.

      For more on HASA Reviews, check out the following links (you must be
      logged in):

      --- Reviews Overview
      http://henneth-annun.net/members/review/posting.cfm
      --- Review Policies
      http://henneth-annun.net/members/review/policy.cfm
      --- Review Criteria
      http://henneth-annun.net/members/review/criteria.cfm

      As you can perhaps guess, member participation is crucial. The more
      people that are involved in the review process, the more opinions will
      be represented, and the less impact any one opinion will have on the
      process. Having more people involved also means that stories pass
      through review more quickly – which benefits everyone.

      If you've been a member of HASA for thirty days and think this might be
      an area you'd like to get involved, it's easy to get started. Ready the
      pages I link above, and then click "Reviews Home" and click on the link
      to "Activate my status now." You'll be taken to a list of stories
      awaiting reviewers. Click on the title, read it, and enter your review.

      Here's a simple thing to try. You're all familiar with the Golden Rule,
      "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." By submitting a
      story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate
      it. So why not do until other authors in reviews as you'd like other
      reviewers to do unto you: check out one of the stories already in review
      and give it a read. Put more simply: put one in, take one out.

      There are currently fourteen stories waiting for reviewers. To whet your
      appetite, here are a few of the stories you can choose from.

      "Here You Cannot Leave Me"
      A poem about Arwen's final farewell to Estel.

      "A Maid Waiting"
      Some who came to Minas Tirith did so in hopes of pursuing a larger
      ambition. For Systerien of Celebstrand in Dor-en-Ernil and Ivormil of
      Bidwell in Lossarnach, to find themselves in the presence of the King
      Returned served to put those ambitions into perspective.

      "To Establish Ties"
      Gil-Galad meets his future herald for the first time. Drabble.

      So go forth and review!

      Marta

      PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next
      week's announcement? If so, please contact me through
      http://www.henneth-annun.net/about/contact.cfm?GBStoryID=14.
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