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Real name: Minna
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Hey, all, I'm Minna. I'm a Hufflepuff over on the Beta Boards, as well as a bannerer, poet, draw-er, and drabbler.

For anyone who has gotten into Curiosity, sorry, but I think that story is well and truly dead. I've been debating taking it down off the archives, and I've been unable to quite convince myself to take it down so there it still is.

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Summary: Past Featured Story

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?

 



Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 54202 Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/29/10 Updated: 11/09/13


Bloodstone by Northumbrian
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]

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


Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3728 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/21/13 Updated: 07/21/13


Everyone Else's Ought Tos by Acacia Carter
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

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.

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 3184 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/21/13 Updated: 01/21/13


Much Ado About Nothing by Argelfraster
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt 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.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7323 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
08/11/11 Updated: 06/10/12


Pieces of Her by the opaleye
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 3]

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.

Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 3529 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/03/12 Updated: 06/03/12


The Lions of Gryffindor by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 313]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt 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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Trick or Treat!
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.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 110875 Chapters: 23 Completed: No
Published:
09/10/08 Updated: 04/28/12


Artist's Knight by CanisMajor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Sir Cadogan meets his own portrait -- and he is not amused.

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4288 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/17/12 Updated: 04/21/12


'i' before 'e' by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 32]

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!!!

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1538 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/21/12 Updated: 04/21/12


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!

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Slash

Word count: 1557 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/29/12 Updated: 02/29/12


Fracture by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 6]

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.

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 11101 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/15/11 Updated: 09/19/11


Lacuna Mentis by hestiajones
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 29]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThere 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.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Suicide, Violence

Word count: 10460 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/19/11 Updated: 07/19/11


The Victory Day Victims by Sainyn Swiftfoot
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

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. 



Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Slash, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 29131 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/15/11 Updated: 07/13/11


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.



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5651 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/21/11 Updated: 06/28/11


Picking Up the Pieces by lucca4
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 5]

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


Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 2439 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/02/11 Updated: 06/10/11


My Brother's Keeper by lucca4
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary:

A war is raging across the country. Colin Creevey is ready to fight, while his brother Dennis is in hiding with other Muggleborn refugees in the London Underground. Both are ready to play their part in a war that will forever change the history of the Wizarding world.

One will not survive. The other will have his life forever changed by the tragedy that befalls his brother.

But this is not a story about death or loss. This is a tale about brotherhood.

Much, much thanks to the absolutely amazing Elen for beta-ing this. Without her, this story would not be. Disclaimer: I don't own any of JKR's stuff.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5006 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/19/11 Updated: 05/23/11


At the End of It by hestiajones
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Life is never smooth between lovers, especially when you wake up with them everyday.

A tiny and fun one-shot featuring Scorpius/Hugo. This is for you, Lea. I really hope you like it!

Thanks to Kara for being my eternal beta-reader. :D

DISCLAIMER: I am not JK Rowling.

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1145 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/28/11 Updated: 04/28/11


Jordan by armagod679
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Lee Jordan loves radio, loves reporting, and loves interviewing famous and important people.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1287 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/23/11 Updated: 04/27/11


Summary: Humiliated in front of the entire school by the purple-faced Pomona Sprout, Gilderoy Lockhart plots a grand revenge. His weapon of choice - a goblet full to the brim with steaming cocoa.

But has he underestimated the redoubtable Head of Hufflepuff House?

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw and Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2 - Don't You Dare Prank Me!.

Disclaimer: We are not JK Rowling. If we had been, then there'd be far more stories about the Marauders in print.

This story is dedicated to our flist - especially the lovely Natalie (hestiajones). Enjoy!

Thanks for the on-the-hoof beta job, hestiajones.

Giddling madly, our story has been nominated for a 2011 QSQ for 'Best Darn Story Ever On The Archives' - okay, I mean Best HumoUr.



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5535 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/11 Updated: 04/14/11


Summary:
When the magical world meets the Muggle world, who do the Auror Office call on?

Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (One-Shot) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011


Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 8165 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/11/11 Updated: 04/12/11


The Space Between by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary:

Megan Jones had managed to successfully dodge all the normal pitfalls of adulthood: marriage, children, and the need to impress anyone. She didn't understand why everyone insisted that she was miserable, when she was, in fact, enjoying her current lifestyle.

Who would've thought one night could change everything?



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 2130 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/10/11 Updated: 04/10/11


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