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

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: 14855 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


Dust to Dust by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 20]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAdrian Pucey has always had a tumultuous relationship with Miles Bletchley, but as the years tread on, 'tumultuous' is just the beginning. And when Miles is found dead at the Battle of Hogwarts -- and as a Death Eater -- Adrian's sense of loss pales in comparison to what he finds at the funeral.


This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Dark/Angst.


Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Dubious Consent, Mental Disorders, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 13220 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/03/12 Updated: 09/07/12


In Bloom by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Past Featured Story

It figures that he ignores the other side of roses. Thorns fit to draw blood are what remain after the flowers die off, far overshadowing the few months when they splay their gaudy plumage to the summer sun. They’re nice sometimes; for the most part, though, they are sharp and vindictive and unworthy of the attention they receive.

No, Rose thinks. Roses are ugly.

Albus/Rose


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


Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1206 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/04/12 Updated: 09/04/12


Shivers by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary:

When a Dementor approaches, one feels cold in places that the nerves of the skin can only dream of approaching.

Those places, for Harry, were dark, indeed.



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 119 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/16/12 Updated: 06/16/12


Summary:

Daphne Greengrass had until her twenty-first birthday to pick a husband, or her parents would choose one for her. With only months to go before the deadline, she found herself with a perfect suitor in Theodore Nott.

But when a freak pregnancy landed her in the care of cranky Healer-in-Training Michael Corner, Daphne started to realise that things she thought she knew were slowly being turned upside-down. And what she thought she knew about Michael Corner began to dissolve into something different entirely.


This story has been nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Post-Hogwarts Story.


This story has also been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.



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

Word count: 41545 Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/12/12 Updated: 06/12/12


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


In the Dark by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

Draco Malfoy didn't know what he was looking for with Michael Corner, but he found a lot of something in the dark.

But things look different in the light.


This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Same-Sex Pairing.




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

Word count: 1420 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/19/12 Updated: 04/19/12


Survivor's Hymn by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: After the last spell flashes and the day is won, hope can be found in the subtlest ticking of the clock, the softest note, the tiniest slant of light.

Thus ended the Battle of Hogwarts and began for those left to carry on.



This poem has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poetry.




Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 130 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/03/12 Updated: 04/03/12


Summary:

As Ron arrived at Shell Cottage, he soon came to realise that the things that drove him away were not nearly as important as that which made him want to go back.




Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 107 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/25/12 Updated: 03/25/12


Steel Hearts by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Past Featured StoryRomilda Vane was working on the biggest writing assignment of her life, yet her imagination and eloquence, which had held her in good stead for most of her career, suddenly decided to abandon her. However, when she looked for inspiration in the bottom of a pint, she found that it was sitting on the stool next to her.

For someone who didn't believe in muses, she had certainly encountered evidence to the contrary in Oliver Wood.


This is a belated (hey, it's one day...not too delinquent) birthday gift for the fabulous Carole/Equinox Chick, who has served as a lighthouse for me during some tremulous times and has always been a capital friend. I honestly couldn't imagine a day without seeing her name somewhere. This is for you, dear.


This story has been nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Post-Hogwarts Story and Best Non-Canon Romance.




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

Word count: 6449 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/22/12 Updated: 03/22/12


Summary: Rap along with Regulus Black in his final hours as he tells the Dark Lord how it is - to the tune of Cleaning Out My Closet by Eminem.




Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 440 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/26/12 Updated: 02/26/12


Picture of You by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Past Featured Story

A photograph and a slew of memories were all that remained of Remus Lupin's schoolboy romance with Marlene McKinnon. But she was gone, and he gagged on all the things he never said.

This story is dedicated to the gorgeous and always-inspiring Equinox Chick/Carole/Croll of the Dungeon. May your minions never stray in their worship of you. It was inspired by a rather gorgeous song by The Cure, called Pictures of You.


This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Marauder Era.




Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1179 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/17/12 Updated: 02/17/12


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


D by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary:

 

Over fifty brave souls perished during the fight that took down You-Know-Who’s regime. However, not all of the victims of the clash that ended just this morning set foot on the grounds of Hogwarts last night. Numerous family members and friends will be spending these next weeks not celebrating, but planning funerals while raking up the pieces of their lives and wondering where they are supposed to go from here.
 

One boy was lost and alone -- looking for a lifeline, crying for help. But is anyone listening?


This story was nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Dark/Angst Story and Best General Story.




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

Word count: 2771 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/27/11 Updated: 12/27/11


Just a Boy by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary:

Who we are is seldom who we were or who we will be, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Sometimes, in special circumstances, we choose one and hold onto it because the alternative simply is not an option.

And so it was for Adam Mulciber and Mary MacDonald.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 1658 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/25/11 Updated: 12/25/11


Summary: Sometimes, the past reminds you of how beautiful the future really is.


*Winner of the Fall 2013 HP Fanfic Fan Poll Award for Best Ron x Hermione Drama/Angst. Thank you!

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1165 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/15/11 Updated: 12/15/11


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