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Real name: Cassandra
Member Since: 08/09/09
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I am a musician (with a degree and everything). I walk a lot. I'm actually addicted to coffee and chocolate (not necessarily combined). I show my affection for people by cooking for them. I am madly in love with rainy weather and old books. My favorite bands are Radiohead and Muse. I listen to Chopin nearly every day. I have an adorable husband and a sweet little baby boy. My ships are all canon compliant. I wish with all my heart that Severus Snape could have had a happy life. I'm a big fan of the Rose/Scorpius ship, especially as written by Kerichi. If I could date any HP character, it would be Albus S. Potter. I have him all figured out in my head.
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Chocolate Frog by L A Moody
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 147]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAmid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?

So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.

So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.

Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.

This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 304777 Chapters: 44 Completed: No
Published:
08/30/10 Updated: 05/26/14


Thou Shalt Not Suffer by TheWizardsHarry
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 46]

Summary: I was eleven years old when I first heard about Hogwarts, but my faith told me everything about that school was evil. This is the story of how I reconciled my religion with the truth about what I am.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse

Word count: 57161 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
Published:
09/26/10 Updated: 08/11/11


Soldiers by dominiqueweasley
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 95]

Summary: "There are many stories between the lines." - Jo Rowling, about the Black Family Tree.

Cedrella's goal all her life has been to be the perfect Black. She has impeccable manners, commands respect, is always composed, and has never had a friend in her life. But Cedrella has a secret that is about to get a lot more complicated…

Septimus is the youngest of seven Weasley brothers. His dearest wish for his seventh year at Hogwarts is to meet the mystery girl he once saw dancing in the Owlery in the dead of night…

This story is a romance, but it is also a story about family, owls, and what it feels like to know you are worth something.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Sexual Situations

Word count: 94988 Chapters: 19 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/22/09 Updated: 05/03/11


The Shopgirl by Apollonious
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Since she left Hogwarts a year ago, Verity Maddox has had four jobs. Now, nearly destitute, a month behind on rent, and able to afford only minimal food, she is desperate for a job.

Everything changes when she takes a job working for the Weasley twins. Not only can she live without fear of starving or being evicted; Verity herself is changing.

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

Word count: 4913 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
09/11/10 Updated: 03/24/11


Things Change by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 78]

Summary:

James Potter has changed: no longer an arrogant, irresponsible prankster, he has matured into a responsible Head Boy with tops marks in Transfiguration. Lily Evans has changed as well: normally studious and in control, she has lost focus as she struggles with Head Girl responsibilities and N.E.W.T level studies. An unexpected encounter in the corridors one weekend leads to several startling realizations, the least of which is that things have definitely changed between James Potter and Lily Evans.

This story was nominated for a 2010 QSQ and is now complete.



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 30679 Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/07/10 Updated: 11/26/10


Love in the Wasteland by Black Rapture
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 11]

Summary: He lost his brother and his best friend. How can life ever be anything but empty ever again? /post-DH/George/Angelina/

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

Word count: 6542 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
06/01/10 Updated: 08/20/10


Summary:

His fears? Flying...his own wand...fitting in...sticking out! His best friends? A passionate fire-breathing cousin, and a cool, aloof Death Eater's son. His destiny? Anything but ordinary!

Join Albus as he experiances his first year at Hogwarts and begins the journey out from under his father's collosal shadow, if he can survive it of course!

Meet the new Tenacious Trio, Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Rose Weasley



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 61027 Chapters: 19 Completed: No
Published:
05/23/08 Updated: 09/08/09


Our Little Secret by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 416]

Summary: Past Featured Story

It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.

*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*



Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 66520 Chapters: 23 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/02/09 Updated: 08/28/09


Summary: Past Featured Story

Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.

The first book in the Alexandra Quick series.

The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?

This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 164441 Chapters: 29 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/20/08 Updated: 07/09/08


These Three Remain by LuthAn
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: 1692. A landmark year for wizards with the passage of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. The Statute and concurrent negotiations in Paris are at the fringes of every wizard's mind as wizards across the globe must change the way they interact with Muggles. But for three young students, a much more important event is at hand: The Triwizard Tournament.


One is an observer, torn between two worlds. One is a determined competitor, willing to do anything to make his father proud. And one is a shunned outsider, his family name fallen from grace.


These Three Remain.


Written by LuthAn of Gryffindor for the Summer Challenge: TriWizard Tales. Tied for third place in the Challenge!

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 47245 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/20/07 Updated: 04/21/08


The Very Best Gift of All by Pondering
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: It's Lily's birthday and Severus feels that no matter what he gives her, it will never be special enough. The problem? Lily agrees with him.





Written by Pondering of Ravenclaw for November's One-Shot Challenge: Young Love.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1659 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/10/07 Updated: 11/10/07


So Kreacher Came Home by Vindictus Viridian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Different people regard the nonhumans that share their homes in different ways. Though Sirius never felt any affection for Kreacher, his brother Regulus was willing to make sacrifices for his elf.

Written for the "Losing A Loved One" prompt in the Full Moon Challenge, though this is a tale of almost-loss. I am from Ravenclaw House. The title is from p. 197 of Deathly Hallows, 2007, Scholastic, US edition.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Abuse

Word count: 1513 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/05/07 Updated: 10/05/07


Young and Restless by joybelle423
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 14]

Summary: It seemed to Sirius that a day hadn't gone by without him seeing the girl at least once. Whether it was in the courtyard, the common room, or the corridors, their shared glances and heated looks entranced him.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2528 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/20/07 Updated: 04/25/07


Into the Dark by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: On the brink of becoming a Death Eater, Severus finds that in the blackest of rooms, someone will hold him and say, 'I'll follow you into the dark.'

*Follows More Than a Feeling and The Potions Master's Apprentice*


Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 3612 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/03/07 Updated: 03/03/07


The Potions Master's Apprentice by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 99]

Summary: Apprentice to a reclusive Welsh Potions Master, Severus finds that while his craft might be a subtle, exact science, love is not, and hiding a secret is more complicated than brewing glory.

Sequel to More than a Feeling

*Chapter 10 is 'A Wedding and a Funeral'*

 



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 33276 Chapters: 10 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/02/07 Updated: 03/02/07


Messages of Heart and Mind by megan_lupin
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: “So how could it have gone so wrong? How could such friendships fail?” ~The Sorting Hat

Everyone knows the story of the Four Founders of Hogwarts; the tales of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin are legendary. But did everything happen in the same way that it has always been told? Did Salazar Slytherin leave strictly because of differences concerning the purity of blood? Did friendships suffer and fail because of arguments concerning the running and ruling of Hogwarts? Or was there another reason? Could the story of a romantic relationship between two of the four friends have been lost to time? And did such an event cause more damage to the school than the beliefs in blood?

Written for the “February One-Shot Challenge” by megan_lupin of Gryffindor.

Edit: Received an Honorable Mention!

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3526 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/25/07 Updated: 02/26/07


More Than a Feeling by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 268]

Summary:

Severus Snape has ambitions to rise above his humble beginnings. Eris Greyback has a family debt to repay. Their romance is a more complicated brew than the trickiest of potions. SSEG, LEJP. The sequel, The Potions Master's Apprentice, is also complete.

*Winner of the 2007 QSQ Award for Best Marauder Era Story*

 

 



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 88154 Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/03/06 Updated: 12/26/06


The Healer by the nutty imp
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 28]

Summary: This story will take you back to 15th century Venice where Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel visit an artist friend. Here, they will deeply explore the story of the Wizarding world’s 1st healer.

Discover the myth and legend of Asclepius – the Greek god of healing. Discover the roots of dark creatures like the Inferi and their evolved form. Discover the beginnings of that deep hatred and set traditions of the Wizarding world’s most ancient family.

*COMPLETED*
WINNER OF THE MNFF HISTORY-MYTHOLOGY QUARTERLY CHALLENGE



Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 22172 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/28/05 Updated: 11/19/05


Summary: Hermione's quest for a quiet place to read leads to the discovery of a remarkable portrait. The girl in the picture meant so much to so many. She is remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, but what was she like at sixteen? And how will her reappearance affect the wizarding world?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 81505 Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/11/05 Updated: 05/26/05


Summary: Rachael Winters is a normal girl with a pretty average life. She is having one of the worst holidays in recent memory, that is until she meets a certain blond Slytherin ;) Takes place in the summer between Draco Malfoy's fifth and sixth years.

Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1058 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/21/05 Updated: 02/21/05


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