Penname: ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor [Contact]
Real name: Jessica
Member Since: 08/29/09
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I am a recent member of the Harry Potter fandom, but I have always had a passion for the written word, and I hope to fulfill it here. I live in a relatively boring corner of Idaho, and I like Kokanee and a good book!

So, I suppose you're wondering what's up with my username. Even if you're not, this is how that happened. No, I was not aspiring to be a Gryffindor. I can't think of any house to which I would belong less than Gryffindor, in fact. It was a moment of clarity that I got while I was battling with myself about whether I should want to be Sorted into Gryffindor to be like Harry or to be Sorted elsewhere and follow my own path. I thought it to be much like the contemplative scene in Hamlet when he weighed taking his own life. I'm not trying to be melodramatic. That's simply is what popped into my head when I was trying to sign up to leave a review. :D

Any questions or comments about my work? Please shoot me an email at: tobeornottobeagryffindor@mugglenet.com — I'd love to hear from you!


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Summary:

If you only knew

I'm hanging by a thread

The web I spin for you


When Katie stumbled into The Hog's Head one cold, snowy December night, the last person she expected to see behind the bar was Oliver Wood.

This was written for Jess/ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor for Secret SPEW VII. :)

This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance. EEP! :D


Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 18714 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/27/12 Updated: 02/02/13


The Phoenix Or The Flame by GinnyRULES
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 118]

Summary: Several years after the final battle, Dudley Dursley is struggling to come to terms with his past and the things he has done wrong. His life is turned upside down when he meets a charming young witch and is drawn into a path that leads him back into his cousin's world.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 38696 Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/27/11 Updated: 12/27/12


Footprints in the Sand by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: It was a summer like any other for Danny. He worked at his parents' Bed and Breakfast during the day and partied hard on the beach at night. He played the game, and played it well. But then he met Oliver Wood, and his life was irrevocably changed.

This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the OC challenge in the Character Clinic. This is the Shipping Prompt. (and has nothing to do with ships - hee hee.)

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Sadly Oliver Wood belongs to her, but Danny is mine.

My protagonist, Danny, was briefly mentioned in my story Drowning, not Waving. This is his story and has been written nearly a year after Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) asked me to write it.

This story won the 2013 QSQ for Best SSP and Danny won the 2013 QSQ for Best Original Character. I thank the judges, very much.

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

Word count: 9481 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/31/12 Updated: 08/31/12


Summary: Past Featured Story

Here in the dark
In these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart
And I’ll feel the power
That you won’t

--I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt

Albus realises just how much Rose means to him -- and how much he doesn’t mean to her.

This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two of Madam Alex’s Character Clinic Triathlon.

:) This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation.

This story has also been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation. Thank you again! ♥



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

Word count: 5066 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/19/12 Updated: 07/19/12


Safe and Sound by welshdevondragon
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Past Featured Story

“They locked me up. Told me you weren’t real, told me I’d imagined you, told me you were no better than a voice in my head.”

“I
am real. And if I wasn’t, I wouldn’t let you wake up.”


The Ravenclaw boy and the mad, quiet Slytherin girl.

Inspired by the Taylor Swift and Civil Wars song Safe and Sound.

This is a slightly belated birthday present for the wonderful Jess/ToBeOrNotToBeGryffindor. She is someone I feel very lucky to call a friend, and hope she has a fantastic year.

Nominated for the 2012 Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Dark/Angsty Quicksilver Quills.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Dubious Consent, Mental Disorders, Self Injury, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 4008 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/05/12 Updated: 06/05/12


The Grey Between by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: The note arrived on his desk without fanfare, so when he opened it, Harry had no idea its contents would change his life.

If he had known, would he still have read?

For the note was from Malfoy. Harry had something of his, and he wanted it back.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not even a pale imitation.

This story is for the marvellously wonderful and kickass Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) who despite her long username deserves muchos amour today on her birthday. ~ Enjoy!

Rating temporarily lowered because of a prissy glitch. This story is 6th-7th.

Categories: Harry/Draco Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 8067 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/02/12 Updated: 06/02/12


Summary: Past Featured StoryAlexandra Quick has discovered the dark secret at the heart of the Confederation, survived a visit to the Lands Beyond, and been given seven years to live. Now she's determined to cheat her fate and see justice done. Standing in her way is a vengeful conspiracy and secrets even she is not prepared for. She'll need the help of her friends and loved ones, but even that may not be enough against the power of the Stars Above.

This is book four of the Alexandra Quick series. For more information, see the Quickipedia .

View cover art and other images .

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

Word count: 254103 Chapters: 39 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/30/11 Updated: 05/11/12


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


The Final Walk by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: The Snitch is open; the Ring is out.

A poem written for the Anniversary Challenge at Poetry Anyone? in the beta forums.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 167 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/28/12 Updated: 02/28/12


Neither Can Live by the opaleye
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Past Featured Story

Neither can live while the other survives

Two minds or one? It is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 117 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/12 Updated: 02/06/12


Swans by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: I’m twenty-seven years old, so why can’t I just say no, or plead a headache and stay in my room?

Molly (jnr) was a Weasley with a difference. Not sparkling, not brave, not reckless. She was diligent and loyal, and usually overlooked.

For who notices ducklings when swans are gliding by?

I am not JK Rowling. You all know that. I am Equinox Chick and this is one of my entries for the Great Hall Inaugural Cotillion.


IT WONNNNN!!!!!!!!!!! (joint first with A Splendid Fate by hestiajones - you should all go and read that - it's very fab)Thank you judges for being amazing

Many thanks to Natalie (hestiajones) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for their help with beta'ing this story.

The line about 'porridge' is a tip someone told me photographers use.

Due to the infuriating prissy glitch infecting the archives, I have downgraded this story's rating to 3rd-5th. However, this is actually a PROFESSORS story, so please do not click if sexual situations are likely to offend.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 13820 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/17/12 Updated: 01/21/12


High by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 233]

Summary: Past Featured StoryScorpius Malfoy is the Seeker for Slytherin. Not only that, he's the best Seeker at Hogwarts, and it's his catches that win matches. But this year things are different; Albus Potter has switched to Chaser and the new Gryffindor Seeker is his annoying little sister.

This is the story of how one match and one missed catch can change your life.

This story was accidentally deleted, so is being resubmitted ... very very quickly.

SQUEEEEE! High won the Best Next Generation QSQ award. Thank you so much for the everyone who has helped, either by beta'ing or encouraging me.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I'm not sure who I am at the moment, but there must be some Arthur Weasley blood in me.

Thank you Natalie (hestiajones) for doing the vast majority of the beta work on this, and Apurva for work on the early chapters

Squish for Natalie, Jess, Kara and Bob for helping me sort this out.

Due to an archive hissy fit regarding any story with a rating about 3rd-5th, I have temporarily lowered the rating on this story. However, I have NOT changed the content. This story is still a 6th-7th. You click at your own risk.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 135569 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/04/11 Updated: 01/14/12


Summary: Past Featured Story

Celestina Warbeck takes the stage once again, this time with the world premiere of a Christmas album. This jolly, heartfelt volume will bring the joy of the holiday season to any and all of the listeners of the Wizarding Wireless Network!

 

 

This anthology is a compilation of both the Great Hall's Great Hall-iday Bonus Challenge and Poetry Anyone's December Carol Challenge. Enjoy!



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1212 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/03/12 Updated: 01/03/12


Summary: Past Featured Story

Celestina Warbeck takes the stage once again, this time with the world premiere of a Christmas album. This jolly, heartfelt volume will bring the joy of the holiday season to any and all of the listeners of the Wizarding Wireless Network!

 

 

This album is a compilation of both the Great Hall's Great Hall-iday Bonus Challenge and Poetry Anyone's December Carol Challenge. Enjoy!



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1315 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/03/12 Updated: 01/03/12


The MacGuffin Hunt by Inverarity
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Draco has one key to Helga Hufflepuff's Three Lock Box, and Harry has another. Harry and Pansy both have a brilliant idea, and it doesn't involve teaming up to find the third because that wouldn't be as amusing.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 8884 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/24/11 Updated: 11/25/11


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


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


The Stars As My Witness by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Past Featured StoryI cannot see their bodies, buried beneath the ruins of their life together, but I know they are there. I can imagine their green and hazel eyes, staring into the dark emptiness. It is all I can do to stay upright, filled with equal parts rage and grief as I gaze unseeing at the heartbreaking scene.

How did it come to this?

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 883 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/04/11 Updated: 08/04/11


Summary: Past Featured StoryAs the dawn's light steals over the rocky Portree shore, Oliver Wood can see no beauty in it. All it garners is pain – for the memories it brings him, for the cracks it illuminates in his marriage. Katie's not the woman he thought she was, and as the day breaks, so does he.

Perhaps he is not who he thought he was, either.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 2139 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/25/11 Updated: 08/04/11


Scheherazade by h_vic
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: The story of Susan Bones and Theodore Nott must come to an end, but she has one last tale to tell before accepting that some things are simply too broken to be fixed.

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

Word count: 945 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/25/11 Updated: 07/28/11


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