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12/14/08




Hello, there. I'm Minna. I hail from sunny (muggy, sticky) Florida. I'm a Hufflepuff over on the Beta Boards, and I write fiction and poetry on here, as well as making graphics over on the boards. I have been audiofic'd, won a few QSQs, even finally managed to place higher than third in a few challenges, which took several years of membership to happen, but by far the strangest thing that's happened on here is that I seem to be (as of this writing, Oct 2014) on the Top Ten Most Prolific Authors list on here. Thanks, PA!

Despite that title, I am a very slow writer, and several of my chaptered fics are unlikely to ever be updated and I mostly keep them around just in case. Um, sorry about that. If that kind of thing is going to annoy you too much, perhaps stick to my one-shots and poems.



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Exotic Matter by Squibstress

Rated: Professors • 7 Reviews
Summary:

When Hermione is asked to update the National Dictionary of Wizarding Biography, she discovers some surprising things about her favourite professor. An angsty, nerdy time-travel romance. [Minerva/Severus; Hermione/Ron]

Warning/s: Abuse of theoretical physics; wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff; background infidelity; mention of child death.


The Darkness and the Light by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 152 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

Harry Potter had seen death - a lot of death. Friends had passed in his lifetime, more so than any one person should ever experience, but how much is too much, even for the Chosen One?

Ron Weasley is dead, leaving behind his wife and his best mate. How can these two cope with their Trio being cut down to two? And when danger lurks in the shadows, can they find the strength to fight for one another?

 


Sybill Trelawney and the Unexpected Gift by Squibstress

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Sybill Trelawney learns to live with her Inner Eye, cooking sherry, and Minerva McGonagall, in that order. (Friendship fic.)

A Palisade of Persuasion by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 69 Reviews
Summary: It was true that Daphne and Lee had met at a most inappropriate time, but they had found love, lust and the glimmerings of a life together.

But the power of persuasion should never be underestimated. When they meet again, years later, his indifference cuts to her core. Can the past ever truly be recaptured?

This story is a present for Julia (the opaleye) because she is amazingly talented and has inspired me in so many ways. It is also her brthday.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.

I am not Jane Austen.

I am not Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger or Posh.


Winner of the 2013 QSQ Best Chaptered Non-Canon Romance ~ I am gobsmacked and grateful to everyone especially JK Rowling, Jane Austen and the Spice Girls.


Bloodstone by Northumbrian

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary:
A tale of Dark Age Magic set in Rome, the fading capital of a once great empire and Gefrin, a tiny settlement beyond the edge of that empire.

Cenau doesn't want to die in the Amphitheatre, but escape seems unlikely. Will her friend Rhea be able to keep her promise? Can they escape?

Nominated for: Best General Story (One-shot) story - Quicksilver Quills 2013

The Falcon and the Peacock by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 30 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: The year is 1543, and the heir to the Malfoy estate, Lucius, encounters the young Lady Elizabeth Tudor in the grounds of Hatfield House. It is a meeting, he later discovers, of his mother's engineering, for it is of the utmost importance that he strikes up a friendship with the King's daughter. But the Lady Elizabeth has a powerful protector in her governess, and only the highest political machinations can overcome the will of Kat Champernowne.

In the ensuing Tudor power struggle, no one factored love into the equation, least of all Elizabeth.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I think you know that by now.

This is Equinox Chick with her fourth entry for The Great Hall Cotillion.


The Walnut Tree by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 35 Reviews
Summary: When Charity Burbage became the Muggle Studies professor, she was looking for a new life, safe in the enclave of Hogwarts.

She certainly wasn't looking for love.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Second Great Hall Cotillion.

Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for an on the hoof beta job.

Everyone Else's Ought Tos by Acacia Carter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: It was amazing, really, how everyone else's ought tos loomed so large in Neville's life.

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Written for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion by Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff.

Heart's Desire by Squibstress

Rated: Professors • 8 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It takes sixty years, but Minerva finally comes to understand the truth of George Bernard Shaw's pronouncement on tragedy: "Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it."

Much Ado About Nothing by Argelfraster

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 16 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It starts as a ridiculous, mostly fallacious student rumor: Filch flirting with Madam Pince in the Restricted Section. To the sex-crazed fifth years, no doubt, even the most civil conversation looks like a front for a torrid affair… not that anyone would want to imagine the dried-up librarian and the jowly grouch of a caretaker, well, doing it. Ew.

But when the rumor reaches the teachers’ lounge, closet romantics Minerva McGonagall and Charity Burbage can’t help formulating a plan. It’s about time those two got some, and they intend to make it happen. With a little help from the writings of one William Shakespeare (a very intelligent Muggle indeed) and some bribing of the castle paintings, they set out to make two people – a man in love with his cat and a woman in love with her books – fall in love with each other…

…just in time for the Yule Ball.

Pieces of Her by the opaleye

Rated: Professors • 3 Reviews
Summary: When they meet on the Hogwarts Express, she never expects to make her first friend so soon, let alone lose her before dinner has been served.

Sometimes, there are lines that refuse to be crossed.

The Lions of Gryffindor by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 335 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.

James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.

The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.

Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.

This is a Marauder tale.

This is a story of what made them special.

This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.

OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.

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3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.


Artist's Knight by CanisMajor

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Sir Cadogan meets his own portrait -- and he is not amused.

'i' before 'e' by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 33 Reviews
Summary: Ms A Cadwallader wishes to improve herself and apply for a better job. Unfortunately, despite her impeccable qualifications, she is thwarted by a certain Junior Under Secretary for the Minister of Magic, who has let it be known that basic spelling errors can never be over looked.

This story, written in the style of a series of letters, first appeared in The Battle of the Genres over at the SBBC forum.

I am not JK Rowling. She would probably have been more amusing.

This story is for Minna because it was her birthday and she likes this pairing.

Thank you Natalie for liking the drabble and encouraging me to expand.

Winner of the Best Humour QSQ in 2012 - GOBSMACKED!!!

The Hat That Thinks It is a Chair (but is really a reindeer) by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: In April 2011, Justin Finch-Fletchley is attending a very important event in the Muggle social calender. Usually he loathes the formality of these occasions, but now he has someone to share them with, he starts to relax and have fun.

Ten months ago, a plucky band of flisters from all over the world logged onto AIM to watch and discuss a certain event. This story is dedicated to all of you. ♥ forever.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and I don't expect any garden party invitations in the near future. A spell in the Tower might well be in order.

This is Equinox Chick and this is positively my last entry into the Inaugural Great Hall Challenge. So long and thanks for all the flist!

Fracture by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • 8 Reviews
Summary: Theodore Nott lives his life in pieces. The various fragments of his life are tidied away under a cover of fierce intelligence and distance. But on the first of September 1994, Theo discovers he is not alone in seeing Thestrals, and his carefully compartmentalised life begins to shift.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. The banner used was Fracture by T M Wandstick..

The rating for this is based on one particular scene, everything else is fairly mild.

Thank you Gina (gmariam) for beta'ing this story. Thank you Toni, for the banner.

Disclaimer: I am not JKR - you all know that - but I do make a damn good spag bol.

Lacuna Mentis by hestiajones

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 29 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: There were blind spots in his mind. They said he might recover the lost memories; they also said there was a high possibility he might not. Along came a girl, and everything changed.

Warning: This story is originally rated Professors, for the bunch of warning tags applicable to it. The rating has been changed temporarily only because we're having some technical problem with stories that have higher ratings. So, please click at your own discretion.

This story is written for ToBeOrNot..../Jess, my close friend and one of the most gifted writers I know. O Believer of Rarepairs, this is my fluff-free, dark and angsty present for you.

Winner of this year's QSQ Best Dark/Angsty and nominated for Best General!

DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling. I highly doubt she ships this ship.

PLEASE DO NOT READ THE REVIEWS before reading the fic.

The Victory Day Victims by Sainyn Swiftfoot

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 11 Reviews
Summary:

Two successive Victory Day parties; two survivors of the War poisoned. Similar circumstances, similar poisons, similar modi operandi.

 

Henry Chumly is an old, callous, unaccepting, misogynistic and in every way completely unsavoury drunk. Almost coincidentally, he also happens to be the best detective at the new agency of the Ministry, the the Cadwallader-Hundert Agency for Response to Malmagic.

 

Padma Patil is young, pretty, talented and excited to work at the Ministry, cracking cases and nabbing criminals. Before her application is accepted, though, she has to spend the customary few weeks working under a professional detective. She expects ennui, tasks far below her talents and frustration; but nothing anyone had ever told her prepared her for Henry Chumly.

 

This is the story (if you ask him) of how Henry put up with the bint and solved the case single-handedly or the story (if you ask her) of how Padma stunned everyone by not only managing to avoid murdering her utter bastard of a superior, but also being the first probationer to play a pivotal role in solving a case. This being a mystery, and in tune with the essence of mysteries, if you wish to find out the truth, you’ll have to read on till the end.

 

[chaptered; OCs and minor characters; comic mystery]

 

This is Sainyn Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2.

 

The views expressed by the utterly hateable Henry Chumly are not those of my own. Please do not take offense. 


What's in the Third Floor Corridor!? by Sainyn Swiftfoot

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary:
BREAK-IN AT GRINGOTTS: ENOUGH ABOUT THE CRIME, WHAT ABOUT THE VAULT!?
 

What was in the vault numbered seven hundred and thirteen (it's not spotted earmuffs, for sure)? Who took it? What do Knumples and Flimmers have to do with all of this? Did Lord Voldemort die because of trying to breed Heliopaths with giants?

Xenophilius Lovegood believes that sleuthing is just like reporting-- only with fewer exclamation marks. He intends to find out the answers to all these questions, communicating with a mysterious student from Hogwarts. Will he uncover truths that should be hidden? Will he solve the case? Will the Quibbler break the news? Read all about it in What's in the Third Floor Corridor!?--

 

It's crazy! It's wacky! It's an epistolary with letters in between!*


*Letters, or in other words, words.

This is Sainy Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 1.


Picking Up the Pieces by lucca4

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary:

A year ago, two damaged people found they made each other whole.

Little did they know that the fault lines were still there, waiting for the right moment to break apart once more.

A companion to ‘Not Broken.’

Nominated for a 2011 QSQ - Best Non-Canon Romance

Nominated for a 2012 QSQ - Best Dark/Angsty Story

This is a birthday present for the absolutely fabulous Jess/ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor.

I owe an indefinite amount of thanks to my super speedy and gorgeously amazing beta Elen� for making this story readable.

And while we're here I should probably mention that I'm not JKR