Penname: ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor [Contact]
Real name: Jessica
Member Since: 08/29/09
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Status: Administrator
Bio:

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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Stories by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Lost and Found by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: FeatureWhen 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.



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6360 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/14/14 Updated: 03/14/14


A Family Matter by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary:

Bachelor life suited Zach Smith just fine, and the lack of expectations on his time and attention suited him even more.

But his life changed in an instant with a knock on the door and an unexpected delivery.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 10676 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
04/12/11 Updated: 12/01/13


Never Let Me Go by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary:

Louis Weasley had always assumed that the worst of his problems had been falling for someone he wasn't supposed to. This was, however, until that very someone turns up missing from one the biggest societal events of the century.

He was willing to break every rule and taboo to find her, but could he succeed where the entire might of the Ministry's Magical Law Enforcement Department failed?



Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 10275 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
06/07/11 Updated: 11/26/13


The Unforgiven by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary:

The Battle of Hogwarts brought out the best in some and the worst in others. And not everyone emerged knowing into which group they had fallen. Susan Bones was one of these individuals. But when she came face to face with one of the war's unforseen victims, she began to wonder whether she didn't truly belong in the latter category.

Then again, not all was what it seemed ” not when it came to Theodore Nott.

 

 

 

This is a birthday token for the delightful and talented Ariana/lucca4, who doesn't seem to realise quite how talented and jealousy-inducing she is. I hope her day has been half as wonderful as she is. :)



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Mental Disorders, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 17043 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
09/20/11 Updated: 11/23/13


Hell's Bells by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 34]

Summary:

It was the worst news a father could receive: his son was marrying his worst enemy's daughter.

But for Draco Malfoy, being in the role of the reasonable parent was in itself a debacle as he tried to make the best of a bad situation. But when circumstances forced him to spend more time than he ever cared to with the most irritating Mudblood on the planet, he constantly questioned his sanity, as well as that of his son.

However, Draco might have come to realise that things change, as well as people. Is Hermione Granger Weasley the mad bint he remembered, or were they both a little different this time around?



A Dra-Comedy. 



This story has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance.



Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 16334 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/19/11 Updated: 11/10/13


Summary: Past Featured Story

Harry Potter had seen death - a lot of death. Friends had passed in his lifetime, more so than any one person should ever experience, but how much is too much, even for the Chosen One?

Ron Weasley is dead, leaving behind his wife and his best mate. How can these two cope with their Trio being cut down to two? And when danger lurks in the shadows, can they find the strength to fight for one another?

 



Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 54202 Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/29/10 Updated: 11/09/13


Laid to Rest by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary:

Michael Corner thought that, after ten years, he was finally free of the Battle of Hogwarts and the emotional toll the events of that day had taken. But when he was summoned to the will reading of a late family member, all of Michael's carefully built composure started to crumble, and nothing could prepare him for the intrigues of dangerous family politics.


This is the final instalment of the Hollow Soldiers series.


This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story. I am extraordinarily pleased to say that it won.


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

Word count: 27427 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/04/13 Updated: 11/07/13


Stars Above by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: Severus Snape's guilty conscience is magnified with scrutiny, and every star stares at him and what he has done.



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 150 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/10/13 Updated: 04/10/13


Summary: Past Featured Story

On the day that Teddy Lupin begins his new life with Victoire Weasley, his bride, Lily Potter's heart breaks.


This story was submitted for the Milestone Celebrations competition and was voted into 1st Place. Thank you so much for your support!

This story has also been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation Story.



Categories: Milestone Celebrations Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 3269 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/20/13 Updated: 03/20/13


A Letter for Hugo by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary:

Hugo Weasley waited for a Hogwarts letter that never came.




Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 1002 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/28/13 Updated: 02/28/13


Stop and Stare by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Victoire Weasley was his muse, his love, his everything, so when Teddy Lupin found himself alone with nothing but a goodbye and an insult of a Dear John letter, he was lost. Songs didn't sound like they used to, and nothing but getting that back mattered.

Would Teddy find his beat again, either in the strings of his guitar or inside himself?


This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation Story.


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

Word count: 2432 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/24/13 Updated: 02/24/13


Black Swan Song by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: Harry Potter's life began in strife -- alone and unloved in a closet. But the fire inside him never burnt out, and it guided his path through trial and tribulation in the years to come. First an orphan, then a hero, and finally a saviour.



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 120 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/23/13 Updated: 02/23/13


Summary: Past Featured StoryEveryone gets picked on at school here and there; Albus Potter knew that. But when the situation with his own personal bully took a nasty turn, Albus found himself in a situation that was spiralling out of his control. Did his desperate effort to regain his peace of mind bring his world down around his ears?


This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation Story.


Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mental Disorders, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Slash, Substance Abuse

Word count: 5753 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/21/13 Updated: 02/21/13


Penumbra by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: What promises could a cursed Ring possibly offer that could convince Dumbledore to put it on his finger, even knowing the consequences?



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 106 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/16/13 Updated: 02/16/13


Baby Boy by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary:

Andromeda Tonks lost everything after the war except her infant grandson, but when he approaches adulthood, is she afraid of letting him go, of being alone, or that she didn't do enough to steer him in the right direction?

Of course, children are always full of surprises.

This is a (slightly late) present of birthday-ness for the wonderful Sophie/the owl. She's a great writer, supreme beta, fabulous reviewer, and wonderful friend. I'm so glad we bonded over fic, because it would just be wrong to never get to know you. ♥



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 2884 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/12/13 Updated: 02/12/13


Summary:

“Let it be known that at Noon on the Twenty-Fifth Day of December in the Year 1998, the war criminal Harry James Potter, Undesirable No. 1, shall be put to Death for crimes against the Empire. This Execution will henceforth take place in Diagon Alley as a reminder to all Citizens of the unrest that the Dark Lord has so generously ended on their behalf.”

He had harboured his secret for years, but time was running out for him to act on them. So, what would Draco Malfoy have to say to Harry Potter the night before the execution?


This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Alternate Universe.


Categories: Harry/Draco Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 3879 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/27/12 Updated: 12/27/12


Cause and Effect by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary:

Katie Bell fought hard to build a relationship with a difficult and reclusive Draco Malfoy, despite their dire past, but she felt like she was losing him more the closer they came to their wedding date. However, when Draco manages to strand himself far in the past with his newly-discovered Temporal Displacement Potion, Katie follows him back, only to find more than she bargained for.

She found the truth.

This is ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor of Ravenclaw, writing for the Ninth Round of the Gauntlet.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 14832 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/17/12 Updated: 11/22/12


Lights Go Out by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: And such is the madness of the woman who so craves the approval of her Lord.


A Bellatrix Lestrange poem.




Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Violence

Word count: 118 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/03/12 Updated: 11/03/12


The Good Fight by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: On their first Halloween as husband and wife, James and Lily spent it apart but had very similar nights. But when the war began to creep between them, they reminded themselves of the reason they were fighting. And nine months later, they knew it for certain.



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 1282 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/01/12 Updated: 11/01/12


Through the Ghost by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: While in Azkaban, Sirius has a lot of time to think about things best forgotten. And then he leaves, and he is confronted with these things head-on. They even follow him to death.


This story was nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Same-Sex Pairing.


Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Slash, Violence

Word count: 4112 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/18/12 Updated: 10/18/12


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