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Hello! I'm Julia and when I'm not cavorting with elves in Middle Earth, I'm a moderator for this archive, among other things.
Poetry, Anyone? I am the resident Poet Laureate over on the Beta Boards as leader of this fun little group. We have monthly challenges all with a Harry Potter twist. You can also find solid and comprehensive critique for any poems and help for all your archive-based concerns.
Susan Bones Book Club. I am the leader of this fun little group. Each month the SBBC chooses two to three fics from the archives to discuss. We also have monthly drabble activities and an incredibly lively chat thread. We accept new members at all times so if you're interested go and take a look. It's open to all members of the beta boards. If you have any questions or concerns then don't hesitate to PM me.
1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
It is the Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and the magical world celebrates. But for George there's only sadness as he recalls everything he's lost.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
Thank you, Julia (the opaleye) for the challenge in Poetry, Anyone? that led to me writing this poem.
Professors • 332 Reviews
It's a rescue, really. At least, that's what Fred and George Weasley manage to convince him of. After all, Hermione is sure to be a target for revenge seeking Purebloods - what could any right-minded Wizard do but step in to help?
But with the shadow of Voldemort still hanging over a frightened community, Oliver is about to find out that the consequences of doing the right thing can get very out of hand!
An Oliver Wood/Hermione Granger Romance
6th-7th Years • 13 Reviews
Charlie Weasley and Penelope Clearwater were a mismatch made under Romanian skies one starlit night. They'd made no promises, except one: to see if they could make it work.
But what neither of them had counted on were ghosts from the past threatening their future before it had started.
This follow up to Mirrors is for Julia (the opaleye) because not only did she suggest the original pairing, but it is her birthday (well it was, I'm a tad late)
I'm not JK Rowling. She has more money, grace and style.
3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
When Tracey Davis's financial security was a casualty of war, her family is forced to relocate to cheaper accommodations. But when she uncovers a souvenir from a former resident, Tracey finds herself learning not only a stranger's past, but a little bit about her own.
3rd-5th Years • 10 Reviews
Shaking free of one's chains is never easy. Least of all, for Draco Malfoy.
This story received a 2014 QSQ award for Best General Story, one-shot. Thanks!
Disclaimer: I am not J.K. Rowling. (Duh.)
Dedication: I wrote this for Carole/Equinox Chick, because I've wanted to write her a birthday fic for three years and failed, because her encouragement has meant more to me than she could possibly know, and because she told me to write more Draco. (What?) She's also Mistress of The Brawl, from whence this fic came.
6th-7th Years • 70 Reviews
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.
6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: Six wizards, three witches and a mysterious poet.
This summer, Greengrass Estate is about to witness some Austen-sized chaos.
: This story is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing
, but you don’t need to be familiar with the play -- everyone’s invited! This is also my 100th
story on the archives, my biggest fanfic till date, and it might just end up being my own darling swansong. I hope that if you click on it, you’ll enjoy it.
6th-7th Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: Florean is not the name I was born with: my parents called me Alric.
At the close of his life, the man known as Florean Fortescue remembers. There is much to remember from a life spanning ten centuries, but his mind drifts back to the very beginning of that life, and to his time with Merlin - a relationship that changed him irrevocably.
1st-2nd Years • 6 Reviews
Surely the stars should have been shining brighter or the moon look bigger or something. Instead everything looked exactly the same as it had the night before and the night before that.
Arthur faces his worst fear on a perfectly ordinary evening.
1st-2nd Years • 1 Reviews
How Umbridge sees herself and wants to be seen - a speculation in prose poem form.
Winner of this year's Anniversary Challenge at Poetry, Anyone?
This one has real text.
This is the most pretentious summary I've ever written O.,O
The nose-bleeding smiley should downplay the pretentiousness a little.
6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews
Seamus Finnigan always had the best birthday parties and Hermione remembered all of the ones that she had attended - until his twenty-first. Trio friendship fic.
6th-7th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Something has changed in Merope Gaunt, a thrumming of insect wings, a pulse kickstarting to life.
Merope is alone. Penniless, undernourished and pregnant - these are the last three trimesters of her life.
6th-7th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: That's what Colin's pictures do to you - they make strange folks out of the people you know.
Colin has an eye for detail. So does Dennis.
6th-7th Years • 40 Reviews
This is the story of true love. Over the course of the summer the unexpected happens and many things change in the lives of our three favorite characters. This is my take on the the way things should have been. Follow the trio through the summer after the battle, their seventh year at Hogwarts and beyond. H/Hr. Enjoy!
6th-7th Years • 7 Reviews
It was supposed to be a New Year's Eve party to heal the rifts in the Magical World, but as he stood at the bar, a glass of champagne in his hand, all Harry felt was weariness. Then chance (or perhaps destiny) decided to play, and Harry was thrust into the company of the one person he had no intention of healing anything with.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. She would not write this and probably wouldn't approve.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry into the There's Snow Such Thing as Magic Challenge ~Bonus Prompt - The Mistletoe Rag Challenge.
6th-7th Years • 50 Reviews
It's after the war and Voldemort has won, leaving the wizarding world decimated and all those not of pureblood status dubbed less than human. Hermione must find a way to live in a world that no longer wants her, and when Ginny's youngest child Lily is put into danger, she turns to the least likely person for help and sells herself to the Death Eaters in exchange for saving Lily. Darkfic, post Hogwarts, AU.
3rd-5th Years • 48 Reviews
Seven months after leaving Hogwarts, James Potter is fighting for the Order of the Phoenix. When Lily Evans joins the resistance, his life is turned upside down. He'd proposed, after all, and she had said no. How could they work together now, after so much history together? Or could they find another chance amidst the war?
6th-7th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: 'Sometimes I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror or a window, and I do not recognise the face staring back. Even the eyes, which never truly change, seem dulled in comparison to what they once were.
It is not age that dulled them but you, and him, and her, and the myriad of dreams that came to nothing.'
Albus Dumbledore dwells on his life, and love, and the Hogwarts' students he shaped.
This story is for Natalie (hestiajones) because it is her birthday and she is a fantastic friend. Have a good one, my love.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. I think that's obvious.
Thank you very much, Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this story and helping me rethink bits. :)
3rd-5th Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: "This is the last night I will spend in our flat. I have spent sixty-nine nights here without you, and I can only manage one more."
"I can't remember falling out of love with you. I've just--I've just fallen in love with someone else, so maybe what we had wasn't love in the first place."
Lily is leaving the flat she and Scorpius shared for five years, in the hope that she can move on. Some things, however, are hard to forget.
This story is for Soraya, since it is partially her fault, and also because she deserves many stories of higher quality than this.
Title from the Laura Marling song of the same name, which is also the song played during this story.
3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
A series of vignettes taken from Sirius' mind when he is in Azkaban, and the threads that hold them together.
Expanded from a drabble written for an SBBC Challenge.