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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.
6th-7th Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: There is a memory; a lake and a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine. There is a boat drifting off into the distance.
This is a companion piece to The Colour of Distance.
I strongly advise you to read that first.
1st-2nd Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: Then he gazed down at the wise old face and tried to absorb the enormous and incomprehensible truth: that never again would Dumbledore speak to him, never again could he help...
Nominated for a 2010 QSQ Award!
6th-7th Years • 24 Reviews
Hermione waits behind a window. She is waiting for the world to come alive again.
Nominated in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards for Best Canon Romance.
3rd-5th Years • 37 Reviews
Five years since the defeat of the Dark Lord, Draco Malfoy is finally getting his life back on track. Married, employed by the Ministry, slowly gaining back the trust of the wizarding world, Malfoy is finally free from the oppression and terror of Voldemort. Until one day his Dark Mark burns again. Why is this happening? Who is summoning him back to a world of darkness and fear? As the new life he has built from scratch begins to fall apart around him Draco can turn to only one man for help.
6th-7th Years • 15 Reviews
Summary: It’s quiet now.
The universe is standing still.
She stares out across the great expanse of water.
He watches her longing gaze.
My final task for the 'Watching the Mirror' class on the beta boards.
Nominated in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards for Best Non-Canon Romance.
3rd-5th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: After the defeat of Lord Voldemort, Harry is haunted by the ghosts of his past.*This is a sonnet from Ginny as she comes to terms with her husbands inability to move on.
Nominated for the 2010 QSQ Awards for Best Poetry!
6th-7th Years • 6 Reviews
You just lie there before me, before my canvas, while I immortalise your being - while I give your life purpose - through colour and shape. People are going to look back on this work and say, “She was important.” They will say that you had a life with meaning.
Is your life meaningful, my dear?
Here sits an artist. Before him, his subject. Where will this piece of art take them? And where have they been before? For in the future lies the past and in the past there lies no future. Follow them on their journey through time and paint, through canvas and passion.
An entry by the opaleye of Slytherin to the Lofty Learning One-Shot Challenges: The Science of Portraiture
1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: It would have been no surprise to see Vernon Dursley sitting on the frosty concrete of the empty playground one winter evening. It was not a cold winter that year. In fact, the snow had not yet fallen and Christmas was two days away.
Vernon returns to his childhood haunt after his first term at Smeltings only to encounter a strange old woman. Who is she? And what on earth is a Muggle?*
This is the opaleye
writing for The Untold Story Challenge in the Great Hall on the Beta Forums .
Nominated in the 2010 QSQ Awards for Best General Story.
1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
After the final battle, Cho returns to the graveyard where Cedric died to pay tribute and finally say goodbye.
3rd-5th Years • 18 Reviews
Harry and Hermione meet in secret to discuss Ron's birthday surprise. But plans formulated under the influence of Firewhisky are not always the easiest to fulfill...*This is the opaleye of Slytherin writing for the Gift of Gab Bookbasilisk Summer Challenge.
Yay! Second place!
1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
All Petunia Evans wants is to find a husband and settle down into her dream role as a suburban housewife. So when Lucinda Rubble brings her new beau, Vernon Dursley, back to the nurse dormitory one evening, Petunia knows he is the one. But she must enlist the help of her magical
sister, Lily, if she is to succeed in catching the man of her dreams.
1st-2nd Years • 11 Reviews
After his conversation with Dumbledore at King's Cross, Harry wakes and reflects on life and what it means.2009 Quicksilver Quill Award Winner for Best Poetry!