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The Lions of Gryffindor by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 335]

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


Summary: On May 2nd, 1998, Harry Potter walked calmly into the face of death to save those he loved, bringing with him only his wand, and four people brought back with an extraordinary stone. Unbeknown to him, they had also come on a journey to be with him that night.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 14547 Chapters: 10 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/03/09 Updated: 03/07/11


Summary: It's Legally Blonde the Musical, parodied to be a musical version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Just one of many silly musical parodies I've uploaded to this site. This is my twist on the music and lyrics of Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Oh, just a heads up, there's a tiny bit of Lupin/Lily referenced in here. Other than that, it's pretty canonical.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6587 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
02/12/10 Updated: 02/16/10


Summary:

2009 QSQs: Runner-up: Best Romance - Other Character Story


Add together one ladies' man, one Quidditch player, one werewolf, and one soon-to-be traitor. Then, mix in one imaginative idiot, one fiery redhead, one clever Ravenclaw, and one blonde artist. Stir counterclockwise until trouble occurs, and you are dealing with one of the best-loved group of friends in Hogwarts history. Follow the story of the four Marauders and four equally troublesome girls. See them deal with their first encounters of love, sorrow, heartache… and Death Eaters. How will these future Order members cope with the ordeals that life throws at them? Will love blossom in what was once thought a highly unlikely place? What do you do when the person you care about most in the world doesn’t seem to notice you at all? Will a well-kept secret shatter the foundations of a seven-year friendship? Follow the lives of these friends through their last year at school to the dramatic final battle with Lord Voldemort two decades later.

Warnings are for later chapters, and any sexual situations are very minor.

Chapter Twenty Two: "The Snakes Strike" is in the queue. Excerpt:

Perfume filled his nostrils as Emma walked passed and Rosier’s gaze lingered on her bare, pale legs as the group headed outdoors. “Don’t you just love summer?” he inquired of Regulus, a hungry sneer lighting his face.

“This is ridiculous,” Regulus announced in a furious whisper, “we’re never going to get them alone!”

“Have faith, Black,” commanded Rosier smoothly. “Girls are well renowned for their desire for girly chats. I’m sure they’ll slip off the shackles of their chaperones soon enough.”


Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 175402 Chapters: 28 Completed: No
Published:
02/03/07 Updated: 01/16/10


Don't Leave Just Yet by ringobeatlesfan4
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

You're giving me such a rush.

The final five minutes of an era. Zack, Holly, Alex, and Jack are leaving Hogwarts for good in five minutes. Not much can happen in five minutes, right?

Incorrect.

Come on, Holly, would you turn me on?



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1797 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/03/09 Updated: 08/11/09


Renaissance by Wolf By Night
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: Harry never expected to find out that Remus had a twin sister; nor did he expect the appearance of his mother's best friend. And he certainly didn't expect the history they, and Sirius, all shared. But perhaps these four links to Harry's parents can help him in his ever-lasting war with Voldemort - and in the process, give him the family he never had. AU OotP, with some canon left intact. NOT a Mary Sue fic.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 19335 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
07/11/09 Updated: 07/22/09


Undying Memories by jecleaver2
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Xenophilius looks at the woman he loves and dreams of the future. What will that future hold for him and his dreams. . .

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 854 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/25/08 Updated: 12/03/08


Kickin' It at the Top by Soap
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 820]

Summary: A Marauder-era fic - this story takes a look at all the characters we've come to love (and hate), as well as an OC or two thrown in for good measure. Follow the Marauders through seven years at Hogwart's, with appearances from the infamous Black sisters, Lucius Malfoy, Regulus Black, and of course the one and only Severus Snape.


There are a bunch of pairings in this story (although romance is not necessarily the central theme) to include James/Lily, Lucius/Narcissa, a splash of Lucius/Bella and unrequited Snape/Lily, and finally, plenty of Sirius/OC. Enjoy!

Over 120,000 reads! Wow! Thanks everyone!

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations

Word count: 67630 Chapters: 55 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/10/07 Updated: 06/15/08


Counting to Five Thousand by Rhetor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 54]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOne decision leads to an army of consequences, and a lifetime is not too long to spend amending them.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 11985 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/14/06 Updated: 12/21/06


Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat does Lord Voldemort do in his spare time? Well, that's an excellent question. Who would have known that the Dark Lord has a blog? (He also has a loyal following of readers, most of whom are Death Eaters and who post their comments.) Voldemort dispenses advice on everything from murder methods to germ protection to Power Rangers to shoes, and gives an account of the life of an evil overlord. But is he posting too much personal information online? And will Harry read it and find out more about the Dark Lord than Voldemort ever intended? Read and see.


WARNING: Extremely OOC behaviour from almost all.


RUNNER-UP in the 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards for Best Humour fic! Also nominated like 21 times, because apparently my readers are as insane as I am!



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 12002 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/23/06 Updated: 12/04/06


Letters by Sarah Kavanagh
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 408]

Summary: Lily thought she was in for a boring summer... but James Potter had other ideas. Love Letters, with a rather bizarre twist.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6636 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
04/22/06 Updated: 07/26/06


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