Penname: ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor [Contact]
Real name: Jessica
Member Since: 08/29/09
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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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Summary: Past Featured Story

Seventh grader Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy. This year she faces bullies from another wizarding school, a secret Dark Arts club, and the machinations of her father, but her greatest trial yet awaits her in the dangerous Lands Below.

This is the second book in the Alexandra Quick series.



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

Word count: 235074 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/26/08 Updated: 06/03/09


Oblivion by Nitwit Blubber Oddment Tweak x
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 14]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAlice Longbottom lives in a terrifying world; a world surrounded by darkness and unknowingness. Occasionally, these rare moments occur where the fog is lifted and everything just makes sense. At least, until she is once again thrust into devastating oblivion.

Can now be found on Audiofictions - Episode 126!

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mental Disorders

Word count: 1965 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/25/09 Updated: 06/02/09


Loved and Lost by coolh5000
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: Past Featured StorySitting in his History of Magic lesson in mid-June, Sixth-year Teddy Lupin has a sudden feeling of unease. Unable to explain it, he pushes the feeling aside, but can't seem to shake the idea that something has gone seriously wrong. Only later that evening does he finally find out what, and then his world changes forever.

This was written for SPEW 007 with the prompt, 'ache' This is quite an angsty one-shot - you have been warned!

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 3028 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/23/09 Updated: 05/23/09


Vampire - Ghost Child! by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 25]

Summary: Rosalburga Aphrodite Black is no ordinary Hogwarts student. First - she's American. Second - she's only just discovered she's a witch. Third - her mother is a Vampire. Fourth - her father is Sex!God Sirius Black.

Things are about to get very exciting for the new R.A.B.

This is a tale of high dram and passion. This is a tale of extreme cliche's. This is a tale that may never be seen again.

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling or even Stephanie Meyer

Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 685 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/01/09 Updated: 04/01/09


A Proper Goodbye by coolh5000
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 26]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOn Christmas Day of Teddy Lupin's seventh year at Hogwarts, his godfather gives him a present he will never forget - the chance to meet his parents.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5100 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/26/09 Updated: 03/26/09


Summary: It has been two and a half years since Fred died and George Weasley still feels the pain of loss. So when Ginny and Hermione turn up at the shop to ask him to fill in for a sick Ron at the Quidditch Winter Ball his initial response is a definite no! But Hermione’s plight, for some reason, moves him and he reluctantly agrees to partner his soon to be sister-in-law to the ball. With new robes and some dazzling dance steps, he little realises that this could be the night his life changes for the better.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5257 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/07/08 Updated: 12/23/08


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


"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


Remember Me by Hermione_Rocks
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Past Featured StoryDraco has lived a dull, solitary life under the Dark Lord's rule for the past two years. One night Pansy Parkinson steps into his life, changing everything he knows. Draco/Pansy one-shot.



This was written originally for wendelin the wierd's First Year Romance class, as the final assignment for that class.

Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 5439 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/21/07 Updated: 05/25/07


Two Sonnets by Gmariam
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: A pair of sonnets, beginning with the birth of Tom Riddle and ending with the death of Harry Potter.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 242 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/11/07 Updated: 03/11/07


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