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08/29/09




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 [108]
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Favorite Stories


The Pretender by littlebird

Rated: Professors • 4 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: She feels the familiar pang of disappointment that they've never been better friends. But that doesn't mean she can't try one last time to put him at ease.

Turn to Stone by iLuna17

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: One summer's night in Hogwarts, two statues are given one night to be human.

Still by 1000timesingoldenink

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: The world can stand still.

Nominated in both the 2013 and 2014 QSQs.

Hanging by a Thread by xxbabewithbrainsxx

Rated: Professors • 17 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:
If you only knew

I'm hanging by a thread

The web I spin for you


When Katie stumbled into The Hog's Head one cold, snowy December night, the last person she expected to see behind the bar was Oliver Wood.

This was written for Jess/ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor for Secret SPEW VII. :)

This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance. EEP! :D

The Phoenix Or The Flame by GinnyRULES

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 119 Reviews
Summary: Several years after the final battle, Dudley Dursley is struggling to come to terms with his past and the things he has done wrong. His life is turned upside down when he meets a charming young witch and is drawn into a path that leads him back into his cousin's world.

Footprints in the Sand by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It was a summer like any other for Danny. He worked at his parents' Bed and Breakfast during the day and partied hard on the beach at night. He played the game, and played it well. But then he met Oliver Wood, and his life was irrevocably changed.

This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the OC challenge in the Character Clinic. This is the Shipping Prompt. (and has nothing to do with ships - hee hee.)

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Sadly Oliver Wood belongs to her, but Danny is mine.

My protagonist, Danny, was briefly mentioned in my story Drowning, not Waving. This is his story and has been written nearly a year after Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) asked me to write it.

This story won the 2013 QSQ for Best SSP and Danny won the 2013 QSQ for Best Original Character. I thank the judges, very much.

I Will Lay Down My Heart by xxbabewithbrainsxx

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

Here in the dark
In these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart
And I’ll feel the power
That you won’t

--I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt

Albus realises just how much Rose means to him -- and how much he doesn’t mean to her.

This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two of Madam Alex’s Character Clinic Triathlon.

:) This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation.

This story has also been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation. Thank you again! ♥


Safe and Sound by welshdevondragon

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:
“They locked me up. Told me you weren’t real, told me I’d imagined you, told me you were no better than a voice in my head.”

“I
am real. And if I wasn’t, I wouldn’t let you wake up.”


The Ravenclaw boy and the mad, quiet Slytherin girl.

Inspired by the Taylor Swift and Civil Wars song Safe and Sound.

This is a slightly belated birthday present for the wonderful Jess/ToBeOrNotToBeGryffindor. She is someone I feel very lucky to call a friend, and hope she has a fantastic year.

Nominated for the 2012 Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Dark/Angsty Quicksilver Quills.

The Grey Between by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: The note arrived on his desk without fanfare, so when he opened it, Harry had no idea its contents would change his life.

If he had known, would he still have read?

For the note was from Malfoy. Harry had something of his, and he wanted it back.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not even a pale imitation.

This story is for the marvellously wonderful and kickass Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) who despite her long username deserves muchos amour today on her birthday. ~ Enjoy!

Rating temporarily lowered because of a prissy glitch. This story is 6th-7th.

Alexandra Quick and the Stars Above by Inverarity

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 125 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Alexandra Quick has discovered the dark secret at the heart of the Confederation, survived a visit to the Lands Beyond, and been given seven years to live. Now she's determined to cheat her fate and see justice done. Standing in her way is a vengeful conspiracy and secrets even she is not prepared for. She'll need the help of her friends and loved ones, but even that may not be enough against the power of the Stars Above.

This is book four of the Alexandra Quick series. For more information, see the Quickipedia .

View cover art and other images .

Whisper to the Dying Walls by hestiajones

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 18 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Viktor is thankful for uniforms; they make it difficult for him to identify individuals while flying at breakneck speed. But right now, he has to shake her hand. He dreads it, and hates himself for dreading it, so he doesn’t look into her eyes when their skin comes into contact, or when her fingers grip his a little more tightly than necessary.



This is hestiajones' seventh entry for the GH Cotillion Challenge. Thank you, Croll, for your support and ideas and jokes! I am not J.K. Rowling.

The Final Walk by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: The Snitch is open; the Ring is out.

A poem written for the Anniversary Challenge at Poetry Anyone? in the beta forums.

Neither Can Live by the opaleye

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:
Neither can live while the other survives

Two minds or one? It is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.


Swans by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 16 Reviews
Summary: I’m twenty-seven years old, so why can’t I just say no, or plead a headache and stay in my room?

Molly (jnr) was a Weasley with a difference. Not sparkling, not brave, not reckless. She was diligent and loyal, and usually overlooked.

For who notices ducklings when swans are gliding by?

I am not JK Rowling. You all know that. I am Equinox Chick and this is one of my entries for the Great Hall Inaugural Cotillion.


IT WONNNNN!!!!!!!!!!! (joint first with A Splendid Fate by hestiajones - you should all go and read that - it's very fab)Thank you judges for being amazing

Many thanks to Natalie (hestiajones) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for their help with beta'ing this story.

The line about 'porridge' is a tip someone told me photographers use.

Due to the infuriating prissy glitch infecting the archives, I have downgraded this story's rating to 3rd-5th. However, this is actually a PROFESSORS story, so please do not click if sexual situations are likely to offend.

High by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 234 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Scorpius Malfoy is the Seeker for Slytherin. Not only that, he's the best Seeker at Hogwarts, and it's his catches that win matches. But this year things are different; Albus Potter has switched to Chaser and the new Gryffindor Seeker is his annoying little sister.

This is the story of how one match and one missed catch can change your life.

This story was accidentally deleted, so is being resubmitted ... very very quickly.

SQUEEEEE! High won the Best Next Generation QSQ award. Thank you so much for the everyone who has helped, either by beta'ing or encouraging me.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I'm not sure who I am at the moment, but there must be some Arthur Weasley blood in me.

Thank you Natalie (hestiajones) for doing the vast majority of the beta work on this, and Apurva for work on the early chapters

Squish for Natalie, Jess, Kara and Bob for helping me sort this out.

Due to an archive hissy fit regarding any story with a rating about 3rd-5th, I have temporarily lowered the rating on this story. However, I have NOT changed the content. This story is still a 6th-7th. You click at your own risk.

Celestina's Songbook: Christmas Edition, Volume 2 by minnabird, Hypatia, minnabird, welshdevondragon, iLuna17, Padfoot11333, Acacia Carter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

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 anthology is a compilation of both the Great Hall's Great Hall-iday Bonus Challenge and Poetry Anyone's December Carol Challenge. Enjoy!


Celestina's Songbook: Christmas Edition, Volume 1 by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor, Equinox Chick, hestiajones, Maple_and_PheonixFeather, iLuna17

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

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!


The MacGuffin Hunt by Inverarity

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: Draco has one key to Helga Hufflepuff's Three Lock Box, and Harry has another. Harry and Pansy both have a brilliant idea, and it doesn't involve teaming up to find the third because that wouldn't be as amusing.

Stars or Carousels by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • 12 Reviews
Summary: If you’re smart and funny, you’re popular. Add some undeniable good looks, and you become very popular.

A hero who will always get the girl.

But for James Sirius Potter, the girl he wants is unobtainable.

This is a present for Natalie (hestiajones) because not only is it her birthday, but she’s a fantabulous friend and an all round amazing person. (and I hope she doesn’t mind what I’ve done ... eeeep)

It’s possible that this pairing may squick you out. I appreciate people have different thoughts on this but advise you to keep an open mind until the end of the story.

Due to a VERY annoying glitch in the archives that won;t let readers access stories above 3rd-5th, I have TEMPORARILY lowered the rating. This story is STILL a PROFESSORS story. You click at your own risk.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but if I were, then I’d be living in a huge house in London, with a basement, for teh flist, and buying Alex Turner especially for Natalie.

Winner of the Best Chaptered Next Generation Story in the 2012 QSQ awards. Thank you :D

Her Tomorrows by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: Since the Battle, Parvati struggles to feel.

Since the Battle, Harry feels too much.

Can a chance meeting help them heal?

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, so don't bug me about Pottermore!

This story is for Ariana (lucca4) because she set the prompt in SBBC and she's one of the most talented writers on the site.