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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.
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Just Before Healing by WeasleyMom
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: Past Featured StoryWith Hannah, things always go to yellow.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 988 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/11/12 Updated: 08/11/12


One, Two, Three by Alice Mac
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Past Featured StoryHave you ever been a part of something? I have - we were one, two, three together. Three pieces of a rather small jigsaw puzzle. But we were solid, strong and we felt untouchable.

Do you believe in 'forever?' I did. But then, I could be quite arrogant at times.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Epilogue? What Epilogue?

Word count: 2766 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/26/12 Updated: 08/05/12


Heart's Desire by Squibstress
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 8]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt 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."

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Profanity

Word count: 7487 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/21/12 Updated: 08/02/12


Strong Enough to Break by Acacia Carter
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt had been three years since his wife's death, but the first woman to make him feel something is the last woman he'd have thought. The fact that he's closer in age to her father than to her does not help matters.

Otherwise known as All Soraya's Fault.

Important note: I used the Student/Teacher warning as a precaution; the relationship in this story is between a teacher and his former student, for whom he had no feelings while she was under his tutelage. Just to be clear.

Another important note: I'm not JKR. She has a much nicer house.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Student/Teacher Romance

Word count: 13583 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
06/16/12 Updated: 07/19/12


Rattlebag by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: What is Gellert Grindelwald. A young man with so many sides.

This poem was written for The Sharp Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? Thank you Julia, for running such fab challenges and being an inspiration.

Disclaimer: JKR? Me? Noooooooooo.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 104 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/18/12 Updated: 07/18/12


The Winter of 1539-1540 by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: Past Featured StoryImmortality comes with a quiet price.

Written for Random Song Title Challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). This poem shares the title of the Helios song, and only the title.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 154 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/18/12 Updated: 07/18/12


Another Horcrux Down by WeasleyMom
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThis story is a missing moment from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We know Ron and Hermione descend into the Chamber of Secrets in search of basilisk fangs, and we know they succeed. But what exactly happened down there? This story provides a possible answer to that question.

This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Illustration for Inspiration Challenge in the Great Hall.

My inspiration was a drawing done by Carole/EquinoxChick, featuring Hermione's hand stabbing the cup with a basilisk fang. Thanks, Carole! You unknowingly pushed me to write something I've had in my head since DH came out.

Thrilled to announce this story tied for third place in the challenge!

Holy Hufflepuff! This won a 2012 QSQ Award for Best Canon Romance, one-shot! I am thrilled and so, so grateful!



Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5132 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/01/12 Updated: 07/01/12


Blackberries by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: When the sun dies, can the shadow exist?

George had liked Angelina since they were third years sharing blackberries, but Fred had got there first.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling; I just play in her world rather too much.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 1 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Major Characters.

This is also a (very) delayed birthday present for Lori (Weasley Mom) because I've been wanting to write this for her for absolute ages.

Thank you Kara and Jess for the prompts. I think I got them all in.

YIPPPEEEEEEEEE! Blackberries won the 2013 QSQ for Best Canon Romance. Thank youuuu!!!

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 9986 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/30/12 Updated: 06/30/12


Summary: Past Featured StoryLord Voldemort reflects on death.

This poem was written for Th Random Song Challenge set by the fabulous Julia who remains an inspiration.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and have nothing to do with Wolf Parade.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 170 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/23/12 Updated: 06/23/12


Grey by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThe Grey Lady reflects.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 105 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/16/12 Updated: 06/21/12


The Current by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: They are adrift in a warm sea, a seething ocean of sensation. Fleur/Hermione.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 and 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 145 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/11/12 Updated: 06/15/12


In the Ashes by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 96]

Summary: Past Featured Story

In her seventh year, Katie Bell knew what it was like to fear death. A year later, she learnt what it was like to see it in front of her. Nothing she had ever experienced had prepared her to deal with the aftermath of that. And then he came.

Caught in a whirlwind of Quidditch, heartbreak, and a rivalry, Katie struggled with her jumbled mess of feelings, one of which she hadn't expected but was growing certain that she could never live without.

 

Katie/Oliver

 

Oh my freaking Salazar! This story WON TWO 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Post-Hogwarts Story and Best Non-Canon Romance Story. *flail*


 

 

This (late) update was brought to you by the (belated) birthday of the ever-lovely Hannah / h_vic. She is a star and an excellent friend!




Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 80503 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
Published:
09/20/10 Updated: 06/01/12


Missing Moppet by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: What does Marvolo Gaunt find when he returns home?

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 106 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/03/12 Updated: 05/03/12


2 Trees by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Past Featured Story

Yew and Holly rise to meet,

Crimson fruits and evergreen.

Written for the Random Song Title challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). 2 Trees is a song by Foals, and it has nothing to do with the poem apart from the title. I am not J.K.Rowling.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 113 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/12/12 Updated: 04/12/12


Reveries & Butterflies by lucca4
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Past Featured Story

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough...

Sometimes, there is little else to hold onto except dreams and moments.

Because sometimes, when all else is lost, they are all we have left.

I owe infinite thanks to Alex/welshdevondragon, who took the time to beta and primp this story and is also just a wonderful person.

Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best General Story, along with Julia/theopaleye's fabulous fic Maps

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mental Disorders

Word count: 2994 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/23/12 Updated: 03/23/12


The Unbreakable Curse by Karaley Dargen
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 64]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIn 1993, Bill Weasley is working on a tomb in Egypt with a team of Magiarchaeologists and Curse-Breakers. It is a job like any other ... or so it seems, until members of the expedition start dying, and Bill has to race against time to figure out what exactly it is that they awakened in the tomb of Mentuhotep, and how it can be stopped before it reaches him.



The following are characters from JKR’s creations: Bill Weasley, Ragnok, Agatha Chubb (QttA), and the last names of Deverill and Pilliwickle. I don’t own them and never will!

I owe a large debt to Hannah (coolh5000), Carole (EquinoxChick), and Natalie (hestiajones) for their constant encouragement and help at various stages of this story.

Fair Warning: Some of the reviews (naturally) contain spoilers, especially those towards the end. So if you want to be safe, don't read those before you read the story.

This story just WON a 2012 QSQ Award in the General category, as best chaptered story. THANK YOU!!!


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So here we are, at last, at our journey’s end,
And it’s time for some sweets; come on, bring a friend!
Simply search for the holiday and the first thing you’ll see
Is a familiar character’s first Halloween.


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

Word count: 27220 Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/26/12 Updated: 03/20/12


Battlefields by Sapphire at Dawn
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Past Featured StorySummary: Christmas 1976. Lily Evans is standing in the shadow of a war that for the first time is affecting her Christmas spirit. A reprieve from the gloom comes in the form of a Muggle boy from her hometown, someone who the war cannot touch and is unaffected by the fear it causes. However, dark times lie ahead, and Lily begins to realise that there are some things she just cannot escape, however hard she tries.

This came joint first in the December Great Hall Challenge! Thank you to the judges!

Also nominated for Best Marauder Story in the QSQs! Thank you!


Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 9484 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/19/12 Updated: 03/20/12


Two Negatives by hestiajones
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary:

Marcus Flint and Millicent Bulstrode.

Love sometimes thrives in the unlikeliest quarters, and between the unlikeliest souls.



This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff submitting her eighth entry for the GH Cotillion Challenge. Thank you, Lea, for reading the chapter and giving me confidence! I am not J.K.Rowling. And thank you, Kara, for your ninja betaing skills and all the giggles!

(I know this pairing sounds kind of dire, but please give them a chance. Lol. The story is not as dark as the warnings are making it sound like :D)

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 8617 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/26/12 Updated: 02/29/12


Whisper to the Dying Walls by hestiajones
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 18]

Summary: Past Featured StoryViktor is thankful for uniforms; they make it difficult for him to identify individuals while flying at breakneck speed. But right now, he has to shake her hand. He dreads it, and hates himself for dreading it, so he doesn’t look into her eyes when their skin comes into contact, or when her fingers grip his a little more tightly than necessary.



This is hestiajones' seventh entry for the GH Cotillion Challenge. Thank you, Croll, for your support and ideas and jokes! I am not J.K. Rowling.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 8566 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/20/12 Updated: 02/29/12


Storm and Stress by Merlynne
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: Past Featured StoryMeleia Varias, a fourth year student at Durmstrang Institute knows that reason often has little to do with anything in life, and justice is an abstract concept. Under Headmaster Karkaroff’s watchful eye, Meleia explores the frightening implications of her past as she works to un-fog the future in a world that refuses to be made sense of.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Suicide, Violence

Word count: 26593 Chapters: 7 Completed: No
Published:
08/10/11 Updated: 02/14/12


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