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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.
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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 • 6 Reviews
Sometimes, she liked mulling over the possibilities of a change, but would she ever act upon it?
Inspired by Round 4 Brawl: Week 2
. Thanks to Kara/Karaley Dargen
for a real-time AIM beta job and for all the courage she gives me.
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT J.K.Rowling.
Nominated for a QSQ in the Dark/Angsty category.
3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
It was the last time for them, though he was yet to know.
:I am not J.K.Rowling; the characters and their world belong to her, though.
AU because these characters never kissed in canon. If you’ve seen the Deathly Hallows 1 movie, you might be able to understand what’s going on. ;)
This story won the QSQ for Best Non-Canon Romance in the One-shot categoery.
Professors • 32 Reviews
A night of paperwork, coffee, and burning the midnight oil... it wasn't an unfamiliar occurrence. But add in a minor slip-up and a mistaken potion, and events were sure to take an interesting turn.
This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance
1st-2nd Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: I think of her as a sister.
The words rang clearly, loudly in his mind.
I think of her as a sister.
But did he?
Happy Birthday, Julia! You know you're one of the only two people on earth I'd do this for. :D
Thank you, Carole, for looking it over. And I am so not J.K.Rowling.
Nominated for a QSQ in the General Category.
3rd-5th Years • 36 Reviews
A distraught Hermione takes quill to parchment.
3rd-5th Years • 19 Reviews
Seventh year is almost over, and after indulging in the kitchen a bit too much, James inadvertently reveals his deepest fears for the future. Lily realizes he is not quite who she thought he was, and admits to something she had never really considered before.
6th-7th Years • 36 Reviews
Three years after Voldemort won the war, Hermione Granger is a fugitive concealed in the ruins of Hogwarts. For three years, she has sent up signals for the Order, and hoped someone would answer. And at last, someone has - the last person she wants to see... D / Hr
6th-7th Years • 24 Reviews
Summary: **WINNER in the BEST ORIGINAL CHARACTER (Mark Moon) – Quicksilver Quills Awards 2010.**
Meet Mark Moon, a bailiff in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (Scottish Office). Mark has girl problems, or a problem girl, he isn't certain which. The girl is named Lavender.
3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Six years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy is recruited by a sinister organization called the Confederacy, which is bent on destroying Muggle-borns all over Britain.
But Draco turns traitor and becomes a double agent for the Ministry. Can he and handler Astoria Greengrass stop the Confederacy before they wreak havoc on the Wizarding World?
Professors • 113 Reviews
When Lavender Brown returns to Hogwarts for her seventh year, she knows things will be hard. Professor Dumbledore’s death has scared everybody, and with her Muggle-born mother in hiding, she makes a promise to her father to stay safe.
But to stay safe she must ignore her instincts and turn her back on her friends.
This is a Lavender Brown/Blaise Zabini story, but also concerns that last year at Hogwarts when the Trio were a'hunting Horcruxes.
Thank you to Laura (bookofsecrets) and Terri (mudbloodproud) for beta'ing the first chapter, Alyssa (Harry4lif) for the second and Emma (Amortentia x) for taking over the reins. And Natalie for the last chapter.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that surprises anyone.
This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Chaptered Non-Canon Romance. Thank you to everyone who nominated, appreciated and judged.
ATTENTION: Because of prissy glitch on the archive, stories with a rating about 3rd-5th cannot be read. I have lowered the rating to enable access, but the content remains the same. This is a PROFESSORS rated fic. Read at your own discretion - the sexual situations warning is there for a reason.
1st-2nd Years • 16 Reviews
Everything was beautiful, and Hannah felt calmer than she had all day; she felt all of the unsettled thoughts beginning to find their places in her frazzled mind.
This story won second place in the second round of the Character Clinic Triathalon: minor characters ~~~ prompt: wedding day
This story was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award in the category Best Canon Romance.
1st-2nd Years • 8 Reviews
n. 1. The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
The story of Snape's life.
3rd-5th Years • 10 Reviews
Dominique Weasley took a summer job at Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes with the hope to stake her first claim of independence. All she really wanted was to be able to pay for her Yule Ball gown on her own, but one fateful day, someone strolled into the shop and turned her world upside down.
Scorpius Malfoy was sweet, confident, and completely gorgeous, but Dominique knew that he was off-limits as her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. The more she tried to push him away, though, the more she questioned her resolve to do the right thing.
This is ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor of Ravenclaw House, and this is my submission for the Fiction Junction ‘I Challenge Thee’ prompt
1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
When Lily falls at the hands of Voldemort there are unexpected benefits, but for Severus Snape there is only sorrow.
Professors • 425 Reviews
Voldemort's rising reign of terror, NEWTs, death attempts, a Headship, a tangled affair with James Potter, hilarity, grief, love, secrecy, maddness... it's almost hard to believe that I've survived to graduate. I am Lily Evans, and this is my 7th year.
3rd-5th Years • 13 Reviews
Apparating to Hogsmeade from his Uncle Alphard's funeral, Sirius Black is expecting to see his friends already ensconced in the Three Broomsticks. They'd promised that they'd help him send off his favourite uncle in style. But after a ridiculous prank, the Marauders are stuck in detention, leaving Sirius alone and contemplating lilies.
Will anyone else raise a glass to Alphard?
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and I doubt that surprises you.
Thank you to Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this story.
1st-2nd Years • 29 Reviews
It is April 1976, and Minerva McGonagall sits in her office, arranging biscuits on a plate. She knows she faces a stormy afternoon because today is the day she has to advise her four most troublesome
students on their future. They call themselves the Marauders; they think they want the same thing, but Minerva knows that the differences between them will not work in everyone's favour. And so, she steels herself for a very difficult day.
This is Equinox Chick submitting her final for the MWPP class.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I doubt that shocks you.
This story is very much a prequel to The Lions of Gryffindor, but either can be read without knowledge of the other.
In shock at the nomination for a 2009 QSQ award.
6th-7th Years • 8 Reviews
The night is still, crisp, unforgiving. I take my time to walk the stone path, staring down at the rough detail on every circular rock. This is my preparation for my own self-exposure. I’m composing myself before the time comes for me to unravel.
To tell the truth isn't always easy, not even for the ones you love.
A Scorpius Malfoy/Lily Potter one shot.
3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Harry and Hermione meet for coffee, talk about things, don't talk about others. Between the words is where history lies, undisturbed.
3rd-5th Years • 22 Reviews
Your relationship with Fred existed almost entirely within a broom cupboard.
You and Fred: a Hufflepuff and a Gryffindor, two complementary souls. In a world where nothing is certain, you find comfort in a dusty third-floor storage room.