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Real name: Julia
Member Since: 06/01/09
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Hello! *waves* I'm a poor uni student finding ways to amuse herself when I should be writing up my Physics notes (ugh!). I am also the leader of two groups over on the Beta Boards.

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 co-leader of this group along with hestiajones. 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 your interested go and take a look. If you have any questions or concerns then don't hesitate to PM me or hestiajones.
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Fairytale of Hogwarts by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt's Christmas Eve and Draco sits in The Hog's Head contemplating his chosen path ... and the girl he used to share his dreams with.

This song is a potterfied version of Fairytale of New York which is possibly the best Christmas song of all time. The original was sung by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

I am not JK Rowling, Shane McGowan, or Kirsty MacColl.

The fabulous singer that was Kirsty MacColl died tragically eleven years ago today. R.I.P.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 323 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/18/11 Updated: 12/18/11


The Untrodden Path by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: Past Featured StoryDraco Malfoy -avid Death Eater, proud and eager to be of use to the Dark Lord. Or desperate boy willing to do anything to save his family from dishonour and his father from death? Perhaps both.

What if there'd been another way? What if the road he's taking could diverge and lead him on a different journey? His path is set, he thinks... but then he collides with an insignificant girl and his world changes.

This story is for Julia (the opaleye) whose poetical skill with words leaves me breathless. It is also her 21st birthday. Apologies that I didn't use your fabulous alternate title 'An Act of Selecting or Making A Decision When Faced With Two or More Possibilities?'

Disclaimer: Much as I'd love to be JK Rowling, I'm not :(

Thank you Kara for beta'ing this and minna for mentioning the Robert Frost poem 'The Road Not Taken,' from which I've taken some lines.

** indicates lines taken from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.

Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 10960 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/22/11 Updated: 11/29/11


Stars or Carousels by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 10]

Summary: If you’re smart and funny, you’re popular. Add some undeniable good looks, and you become very popular.

A hero who will always get the girl.

But for James Sirius Potter, the girl he wants is unobtainable.

This is a present for Natalie (hestiajones) because not only is it her birthday, but she’s a fantabulous friend and an all round amazing person. (and I hope she doesn’t mind what I’ve done ... eeeep)

It’s possible that this pairing may squick you out. I appreciate people have different thoughts on this but advise you to keep an open mind until the end of the story.

Due to a VERY annoying glitch in the archives that won;t let readers access stories above 3rd-5th, I have TEMPORARILY lowered the rating. This story is STILL a PROFESSORS story. You click at your own risk.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but if I were, then I’d be living in a huge house in London, with a basement, for teh flist, and buying Alex Turner especially for Natalie.

Winner of the Best Chaptered Next Generation Story in the 2012 QSQ awards. Thank you :D

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

Word count: 10383 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/30/11 Updated: 11/01/11


Doubts by WeasleyMom
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary:

 

I've never felt this way before.

 

Fleur struggles with life and war. A missing moment from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

 

This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. The banner used was Doubts by TM_WandStick. I chose this banner immediately Toni--so gorgeous!

Yay! Those lovely SBBC people have added this story to the SBBC Hall of Fame! I knew there was a reason I joined that group. Hehe. Thanks, you guys!

 

Thanks so much to Natalie/hestiajones for beta reading this so close to the submission deadline. She is everything she is cracked up to be.

 

I'm not JK Rowling.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1924 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/20/11 Updated: 09/22/11


Whispers in the Night by lucca4
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary:

"Swear to me, Cissy. Swear you won't tell."

It's a secret, and it haunts you but you won't tell.

You promised.

This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for The Great Bannermakers' Hall Challenge.

It won …and I am still shocked!

Thank you, thank you, to my beta Alex/welshdevondragon, who has beta-ed this in the blink of an eye. She is amazing.

Also, thank you to Julia/the opaleye for the gorgeous, eye-dropping banner that inspired the story.

Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Dark/Angsty Story.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 2877 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/14/11 Updated: 09/15/11


Her Tomorrows by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Since the Battle, Parvati struggles to feel.

Since the Battle, Harry feels too much.

Can a chance meeting help them heal?

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, so don't bug me about Pottermore!

This story is for Ariana (lucca4) because she set the prompt in SBBC and she's one of the most talented writers on the site.

Categories: Harry/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1594 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/10/11 Updated: 08/10/11


Hangman by littlebird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 18]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOn the morning of Hermione’s 18th birthday, Ron hunts as Harry gathers. One boy is successful, while the other is not. At the end of an hour, who is to blame?

One-Shot.

This story has been nominated for the 2012 Quick Silver Quills: Best Dark/ Angst Fic



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 2844 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/09/11 Updated: 06/15/11


Watching From A Distance by Gmariam
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Past Featured StoryScorpius Malfoy is celebrating the end of seventh year when he runs into a former girlfriend. She brings him over to the Gryffindor table, where he finally interacts with someone he's been watching for a while, someone he thinks about far too often. Their interaction and future plans give him hope, but the night ends with a crushing reminder that he wants someone he cannot have.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash, Substance Abuse

Word count: 4139 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/01/11 Updated: 06/01/11


Remember by Apollonious
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOn 1 September 1998, Harry calls members of the wizard community together at Hogwarts. He speaks about the sacrifice they have all experienced in the fight against Voldemort, and the determination they must have to build a better future.

This was written for the PA? challenge for April 2011.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 289 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/28/11 Updated: 05/31/11


The Resilient by Misdemeanor1331
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 689]

Summary: Past Featured StorySequel to "An Aversion to Change."

It's Voldemort's world now: a world of corruption, betrayal, greed, and violence. A world of evil thoughts and evil deeds, where no one can be trusted, especially those closest to you.

But through it all, there must be strength. There must exist those who will stand up to totalitarian rule, who will say no when others submit, who must survive despite their condition. There must exist the resilient.

Eventual Draco/Hermione with plenty of plot. Very dark, so read at your own risk!

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Character Death, Dubious Consent, Mild Profanity, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 122787 Chapters: 27 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/13/09 Updated: 05/18/11


Mirrors by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 21]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt's 2012 and for Charlie Weasley, life in Romania with his dragons is good. Okay, his mum doesn't stop nagging him about his love-life, but at least she's not attacking his hair with scissors. The only cloud is the Ministry of Magic's threat to slash their funding. What Charlie needs to do is charm the visiting Ministry official. Unfortunately, he hadn't expected it to be his brother's prim ex-girlfriend.

Will she slash his budget? Or can he make her change her mind?

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the April Fool's Challenge ~ Prompt #3 Next Gen.

A huge thank you to Sarah (SapphireatDawn) for beta'ing this at record speed.

Inspiration for this pairing came from Julia - she features in the fic ... sort of ...

Disclaimer: You must know by now that I'm not JK Rowling.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 9630 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/15/11 Updated: 04/17/11


Anchored by hestiajones
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThis day, he is worried, scared and numb. His loved ones cannot do anything about it, but someone comes along by chance and brings him back.

This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall April Fools Challenge, Lonely List: Next Generation. It actually won! :D Nathan even swept the floor with the Extra Credit Award. Thank you, Lea, for beta-reading this at such short notice.

Nominated for a QSQ in the Same Sex Pairing category.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Slash, Strong Profanity

Word count: 3719 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/11 Updated: 04/16/11


Ready by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 22]

Summary: Ron decides to leave the Ministry, and the reasons catch Hermione by surprise.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1594 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/11 Updated: 04/14/11


Tales of the Battle by Northumbrian
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 274]

Summary:
Over fifty people died at the Battle of Hogwarts. There are dozens of stories of loss, betrayal, heroism and sacrifice. These are some of those stories.

Nominated for: Best General (Chaptered) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 49415 Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/28/10 Updated: 03/31/11


Carousel by hestiajones
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Sometimes, she liked mulling over the possibilities of a change, but would she ever act upon it?



Inspired by Round 4 Brawl: Week 2. Thanks to Kara/Karaley Dargen for a real-time AIM beta job and for all the courage she gives me.

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT J.K.Rowling.

Nominated for a QSQ in the Dark/Angsty category.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1964 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/17/11 Updated: 03/17/11


The Substitute by hestiajones
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: It was the last time for them, though he was yet to know.

Disclaimer:I am not J.K.Rowling; the characters and their world belong to her, though.

AU because these characters never kissed in canon. If you’ve seen the Deathly Hallows 1 movie, you might be able to understand what’s going on. ;)



This story won the QSQ for Best Non-Canon Romance in the One-shot categoery.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Sexual Situations

Word count: 2442 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/27/10 Updated: 12/27/10


Summary:

A night of paperwork, coffee, and burning the midnight oil... it wasn't an unfamiliar occurrence. But add in a minor slip-up and a mistaken potion, and events were sure to take an interesting turn.

 

This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance



Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 2726 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/15/10 Updated: 12/15/10


Over A Mug of Tea by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: I think of her as a sister.

The words rang clearly, loudly in his mind.

I think of her as a sister.

But did he?

Happy Birthday, Julia! You know you're one of the only two people on earth I'd do this for. :D

Thank you, Carole, for looking it over. And I am so not J.K.Rowling.

Nominated for a QSQ in the General Category.

Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 2086 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/19/10 Updated: 11/21/10


Letters from the Tent by WeasleyMom
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 36]

Summary: A distraught Hermione takes quill to parchment.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 3391 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
10/01/10 Updated: 10/02/10


Different in the Morning by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Seventh year is almost over, and after indulging in the kitchen a bit too much, James inadvertently reveals his deepest fears for the future. Lily realizes he is not quite who she thought he was, and admits to something she had never really considered before.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Substance Abuse

Word count: 12404 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/17/10 Updated: 09/30/10


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