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Real name: Maria
Member Since: 04/01/08
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About the name- "Orchideous" is a spell used to make flowers burst out of your wand. Ollivander uses it in GOF to test Fleur's wand.

Let's see... I'm a female high school student residing in New York. Know the Harry Potter books back to front. Can get very caught up in arguing... I mean discussing... the finer plot details of the books. I really don't like parentheses for some reason and prefer to use brackets wherever possible. I really like cats.

I have a fic or two in the process of being written, but meanwhile, I've decided to post some stuff about me and the HP books.

Favorite Book: GOF followed by OotP followed by DH followed by PA followed by HBP followed by SS followed by CS.

Favorite Chapter: The Prince's Tale and The Forest Again in DH make me cry hysterically every time I read them, without fail. In a good way.

Favorite Character: Top six: Neville, Snape, Lily, Ron, Lupin, Draco.

Favorite Category: I love Marauder Era fics, fics that fill in missing moments in the seven books, and fics about the Black family.

Favorite Pairings: Snape/Lily, James/Lily [to a slightly lesser extent], Neville/Hannah, Ron/Hermione [if only because I wanted to smack them in HBP]. Oh, and Draco/Parvati. Yes, it's odd, but I love it and maybe I'll write it someday.

Uhh. More to come later, once I get them fics up.
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A Little Lighter Than Black by kritchen
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 62]

Summary: From the ancient and noble house of Black to the obscurity of being Muggleborn, seventh year just promised to be another school year, although their last. Andromeda is testing her boundaries and the limits placed upon her. She's rebelling a bit from the ideals that she was brought up with. Ted is just living in the moment, still trying to decide what he wants to be. Fighting with habitual messiness and lack of organization, the cheerful, happy-go-lucky Hufflepuff soon finds himself in the midst of something he hadn't expected. Two unlikely characters, a spark of life, and the awkwardness of repeated encounters leads to more than they expected out of their seventh year.

I'm sorry for the long wait for the next chapter. It's finally finished. I graduated high school in 2010 and then entered college. It was quite a stressful time and quite the transition. I also lost the chapter once when my computer crashed. I had struggled with it for so long (writer's block) and when it was almost done, there it went into technological oblivion. I was so frustrated, I couldn't bring myself to try rewriting it until recently.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 31536 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
Published:
11/25/07 Updated: 08/04/11


Shadows of the Past by Hypatia
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 50]

Summary: Molly Prewett is about to start her third year at Hogwarts and her mischievous brothers are about to begin their first year. Follow Molly and her friends as they learn about life, love, loss and even magic.
Chapter 20 has been posted!

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death

Word count: 69002 Chapters: 22 Completed: No
Published:
09/22/06 Updated: 08/07/10


A Fresh Start by Hypatia
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 314]

Summary: Scorpius Malfoy was brought up in the knowledge that he came from an old pure-blood family. Hogwarts is going to teach him a great deal more. Will he be able to rise above his family’s tainted past, or will history repeat itself?

First place in the 2007 Autumn Challenge’s New Beginnings prompt.

Nominated for Best History/Mystery in the 2008 QSQs!

Canon compliant with all seven books, however, not compliant with all interviews given by JKR.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Mental Disorders

Word count: 56993 Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/04/07 Updated: 12/31/08


Great Expectations by Cassandras Cross
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 505]

Summary: A weekend trip to the mysterious Rose Cottage leads to Ginny's second pregnancy and Hermione's first. The Potters and Weasleys take on “The Next Great Adventure” as they anticipate the births of Albus Potter and Rose Weasley.

NOW COMPLETE!


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 107864 Chapters: 26 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/13/08 Updated: 07/25/08


For Bitter or for Worse by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 1016]

Summary:

All is not well.

George uses work and Firewhisky to cope with Fred's death until a drink with a friend leads to something that dulls pain better than alcohol. Emotionally torn by grief, he struggles to allow Alicia into his life...and then comes baby....

*Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Dark/Angsty Story*



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 112887 Chapters: 40 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/01/07 Updated: 07/12/08


Kickin' It at the Top by Soap
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 820]

Summary: A Marauder-era fic - this story takes a look at all the characters we've come to love (and hate), as well as an OC or two thrown in for good measure. Follow the Marauders through seven years at Hogwart's, with appearances from the infamous Black sisters, Lucius Malfoy, Regulus Black, and of course the one and only Severus Snape.


There are a bunch of pairings in this story (although romance is not necessarily the central theme) to include James/Lily, Lucius/Narcissa, a splash of Lucius/Bella and unrequited Snape/Lily, and finally, plenty of Sirius/OC. Enjoy!

Over 120,000 reads! Wow! Thanks everyone!

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations

Word count: 67630 Chapters: 55 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/10/07 Updated: 06/15/08


Summary: Dangerous werewolf Remus Lupin has escaped from Azkaban prison...

In the third instalment of the Neville Longbottom saga, the Boy-Who-Lived must face his greatest fears and come face to face with his own past and the past of those around him.

With a mysterious escaped criminal, a surprising Defence Against the Dark Arts professor and intrigue at every turn, many revelations are made and secrets revealed. How will Neville react to the changes to his world and the discoveries he makes? This is Year Three...

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 48305 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/29/07 Updated: 05/23/08


Vanity and Pride by Ironic Inspiration
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 20]

Summary:

What is a story without a scandal?

Underneath every burn hole on the tapestry of the Black family tree, there is a story, and underneath every story, there is a scandal.

In 1924, the Blacks were the most powerful family of the Wizarding World. They were greedy, back-stabbing, malicious, and power-hungry. And Cedrella was no exception. She was her father's favourite daughter; the pride of the Blacks, and it has earned her a conceited nature like no other.

But during her seventh year at Hogwarts, her life begins to become a little more clear, her family a little more conniving. She is arranged to wed the infamous Abraxus Malfoy and has people watching her every move to make sure she follows through. It makes it even more difficult when Septimus Weasley, a blood traitor and fellow classmate, starts to convince her, that for once in her life, she could have what she wanted.

A scandal forms between the two; a forbidden love between Black and Weasley behind the walls of Hogwarts. If they are found out, their lives will be ruined. But even under the opposition, what a Black wants...

a Black gets.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 4225 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/23/08 Updated: 04/25/08


A Little More Time by Pallas
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 435]

Summary: Past Featured StoryWas it possible to save two lives in the past without altering history? Was it possible to give his parents a future twenty years after they had supposedly died? Teddy Lupin thought so...

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 120231 Chapters: 26 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/20/07 Updated: 04/25/08


"I Want To Go Home." by coolh5000
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 33]

Summary: Past Featured Story“But I want to go home,” whispered the girl. “I don’t want to fight anymore”
DH p558

Not everyone who fought in the Battle of Hogwarts wanted to be there, and not everyone survived. This is the story of one of those people.

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

Word count: 4441 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/01/08 Updated: 04/20/08


More Than A Game by Hypatia
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 33]

Summary: “Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.” -Dumbledore, HBP, ch. 13

Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game…

First place winner in the Color of Love Challenge.

Nominated for Best Romance Between Other Characters in the 2008 QSQs!

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 9119 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/24/08 Updated: 03/24/08


Clair De Lune by Astrid Skywalker
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 386]

Summary:

It was full moon when the Dark Lord sealed a part of his soul within a magical amulet, and then broke it in half. One half was left to the faithful werewolves to guard. The other half was tossed into the impenetrable depths of time where no one but him could get it. When the first half has been found, the Order of the Phoenix selects Hermione Granger to go back into the past to search for the missing piece. What is waiting for her is a brutal task that will test her beyond her limits, and an undying love that extends beyond the boundaries of time.


RL/HG, Post-HBP


No werewolves were harmed in the making of this story.


Winner of 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards - Best Non-Canon Romance

Update (9 May): Chapter 17, Burning, is up! Enjoy!



Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 52255 Chapters: 17 Completed: No
Published:
12/02/05 Updated: 03/23/08


Et in Mortem Ego by Hesperia
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: What happens to Voldemort after the end of Deathly Hallows? Can even he find his peace? One-shot, Voldemort's POV.



Major DH spoiler warning -- If you are among those 2 or 3 people who haven't finished the book yet, stay away from this. Otherwise, please R&R!

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

Word count: 2122 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/12/07 Updated: 08/22/07


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