Penname: ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor [Contact]
Real name: Jessica
Member Since: 08/29/09
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Bio:

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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The Raven Woman by h_vic
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Ron wakes up alone in an unfamiliar flat with no recollection of the past week of his life and has to attempt to puzzle out who the woman who clearly slunk away in the night was and what occurred between them.

Categories: Ron/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 4859 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/24/10 Updated: 07/26/10


A Fitting Memorial by h_vic
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: The world changes, but one thing stays the same – every year, a week after the Final Battle, the DA still meet to remember those who fell. For Michael Corner, this means seeing his best friend's girl, which becomes more complicated by the year.

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

Word count: 5655 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/18/10 Updated: 07/26/10


Going Back by h_vic
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: It’s a small town; bad news travels fast.

Spinners End was not somewhere Lily Potter had ever had any intention of returning, but then she’d always tended to put others’ needs above her own, and familiar habits are hard to shake when it comes to old friends.

Categories: Severus/Lily Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 2026 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/20/10 Updated: 07/21/10


Lily's Son by h_vic
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: At the start of term feast, Severus Snape watches the first years being Sorted with a little more interest than usual, and a little more regret, as he finds one child’s presence brings back too many memories of a woman he once loved…and betrayed. Even if Severus could forgive Harry Potter for who his father was, forgiving him for who his father was not may be harder.

Categories: Severus/Lily Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 3480 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/20/10 Updated: 07/20/10


Summary: Past Featured Story

Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy for eighth grade, angry and in denial. Unwilling to accept the events of the previous year, she is determined to fix what went wrong, no matter what the cost. When her obsession leads her to a fateful choice, it is not only her own life that hangs in the balance, for she will uncover the secret of the Deathly Regiment!

 This is the third book in the Alexandra Quick series.



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

Word count: 204741 Chapters: 31 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/28/10 Updated: 06/14/10


When Worlds Collide by jenny b
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 254]

Summary: Past Featured Story

Rose was a Weasley. She never gave Scorpius Malfoy a second glance. They were sworn enemies, even though they’d barely even spoken to each other. But sometimes all it takes for love to blossom is a Potions lesson, a few snide remarks and a dropped book.

Two people. Two entirely different worlds that are suddenly intertwined.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Suicide

Word count: 95055 Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/28/08 Updated: 06/06/10


The Clarion Call by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: A poem written in honour of those who fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, May 2nd, 1998.



This poem won the Last Line Standing Challenge at Poetry Anyone. :) It also won a QSQ for Best Poetry. Thanks to Carole (Equinox Chick) for beta-ing this.



DISCLAIMER: Not J.K.Rowling, though I wish I was. Haha!

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 145 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/01/10 Updated: 06/06/10


Veils by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 28]

Summary: It is the night before Petunia Evans' wedding. As she stares at herself in the mirror, she is satisfied with her appearance. The dress is perfect, cleverly cut to give her curves, and she looks like a dream. Yes, the dress is perfection ... but what of the veil?

She has promised Vernon and his formidable mother that she will wear the Dursley veil. It is an antique. A family heirloom.

It is hideous.

What she needs is a miracle to rid her of the ugly thing ... or perhaps a touch of magic.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the Weddings Challenge - prompt Big Weddings - in the Great Hall Challenge over at the MNFF beta boards.

Thank you to Samarie (Hopeful_Song) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this.

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. I doubt anyone is surprised by that.

Holy Moroley and all things Padfoot! This won the QSQ for Best Marauder Era story. Thank you!

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5393 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/05/10 Updated: 06/05/10


Breaking Rules by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary:

Rules.

How easy it was to break them.

All it took was a smile, a few good conversations, and some daredevilry on your part to take risks and do the impossible.





A birthday present for my e-bestie Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor), who always manages to make me laugh without even trying. Happy Birthday, love!



DISCLAIMER: Not J.K.Rowling. All characters belong to her.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1196 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/01/10 Updated: 06/02/10


Summary: Draco Malfoy stood in front of the mirror and studied his reflection closely. Flicking some invisible dust off his shoulder, Draco was satisfied. He knew he looked the part; it was just that the guests didn’t know which part he was playing.

Draco Malfoy is about to get married. The wedding has been planned for months, a union between the class of the Malfoys and the new money of his bride. His parents are delighted.

But Draco, possibly for the first time in his life, is about to defy them.

I am Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in The Weddings Challenge - category Surprise Wedding - in the Great Hall Challenge.

Thank you so much to Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this story in record time.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I'd love to be, but alas, she has far more talent.

Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 4258 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/01/10 Updated: 06/01/10


Shining Through Blackness by luinrina
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 49]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIsla was born into a well-known and respected family: the Blacks. She grew up with their traditions and was proud to be who she was – until she met someone who showed her that what she knew was not the only world.

Follow a young witch through her teenage years and discover how a traditional one will change and rebel against what she believed was the only truth.

~ * ~


Due to plot development in chapters nine and ten I've changed the warning from "None" to "Sexual Situations" for the rest of the story. In some chapters there are still punishments which do not qualify as “Abuse”; those are meant as reprimands for bad behaviour, a common method in the middle of the nineteenth century. If you can’t stand children being smacked by parents or others as well as any sexual situation occuring, do not read that story. You have been warned…


Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 75406 Chapters: 17 Completed: No
Published:
05/14/08 Updated: 05/22/10


Summary:

There is a memory; a lake and a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine. There is a boat drifting off into the distance.

*

This is a companion piece to The Colour of Distance.

I strongly advise you to read that first.



Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 2650 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/29/10 Updated: 04/29/10


Leaving Yesterday by coolh5000
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: To Dean Thomas, it seems like the rest of the wizarding world is moving on with their post-war lives while he remains stuck in the past. But a near-terrible action shows Dean than perhaps he is not as alone as he thinks, and that with the help of the people close to him, he may eventually be able to move on.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Abuse

Word count: 2707 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/30/10 Updated: 03/30/10


Lost by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 22]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAlbus Potter is lost: guilt and grief have driven him to a desperate search for the Deathly Hallows, and Harry must confront his son before it is too late. Their confrontation, however, ends in disaster as Albus disappears with two of the Hallows.

As he continues his search for the Resurrection Stone, Albus remembers the shadowy road that lead him to his confrontation with his father – and must face both his brother and the tragic loss that has driven him so far down dark paths.

Albus must journey deep within to conquer the darkness that surrounds him. Will he find what he seeks? Or will Albus be lost to his loved ones forever? This story is now complete.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Slash, Violence

Word count: 20197 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/02/08 Updated: 03/28/10


Dumbledore's Farewell by the opaleye
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary:

Then he gazed down at the wise old face and tried to absorb the enormous and incomprehensible truth: that never again would Dumbledore speak to him, never again could he help...

A poem.

Nominated for a 2010 QSQ Award!



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 175 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/18/10 Updated: 03/25/10


Summary: Severus waits alone in a park to make the ultimate choice - Voldemort or Love? But, of course, Severus can decide only when he gets there first.



I thank my LJ pals for their love, support and sense of humour.



DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling; she would be mortified if she read this.

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 1284 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/08/10 Updated: 03/17/10


The Dance We Do by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Amelia Bones is a diligent student. Head Girl, with a handsome and well-connected boyfriend, she has her whole future mapped out for her.

She does not expect to fall in love quite so hard, and quite so fast with someone totally unsuitable.

I am Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff and this is my entry fot the February Love Challenge - category Forbidden Love - in the Great Hall on the MNFF beta boards.

I am indebted to Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this fic and for all her support whilst I was writing it.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that surprises anyone.

The Dance We Do won the QSQ in 2010 for Best Same Sex Pairing. Thank you.



Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 6472 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/28/10 Updated: 02/28/10


Friends and Family by Karaley Dargen
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: A snippet taken from a Sunday Prophet of December 2000.

The aftermath of the Battle marked some of the darkest hours for Charlie Weasley and his family. But just when he can't possibly think of how to find happiness again, a chance encounter might light the way.

This is Karaley Dargen from Gryffindor, writing for the Winter Snows ’09 prompt Stirring.

From the prompt: “Stirring (a column with a self-stirring cauldron as an icon) is the Sunday edition’s main feature. In it, readers can contribute their own inspiring anecdotes.”

Thank you, Emma (Amortentia x), for betaing this story for me :)


Also, I'm not JKR. GASP!


Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 3050 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/10 Updated: 02/16/10


Summary: : Remembering the forgotten ice-cream man of Diagon Alley.





This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the Stirring prompt of the Winter Snows Challenge at the beta boards





Thanks to Elene (CoolCatElly) for beta-ing this. And Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) and Carole(Equinox Chick), where would I be without your help?





Disclaimer: This is not J.K.Rowling. However, this is someone who wishes she was J.K.Rowling.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 2779 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/04/10 Updated: 02/06/10


The Bacchus Book by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 30]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOn the morning of Christmas Day, 2000, Hermione Granger (soon-to-be-Weasley) wakes up from a delightful dream to find herself in a bathroom at Grimmauld Place.

As various Weasleys queue up to tell her all about her behaviour the night before at Aunt Muriel's birthday party, Hermione is in a state of shock.

She knows she didn't drink anything stronger than Butterbeer. So why was she wearing a toga and teaching everyone how to perform Greek dancing?

And what, in the name of Merlin, was she doing with George?

This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the extra credit challenge 'In Vino Veritas' for the Winter Snows 09 competition over at the MNFF beta boards.

Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale in time. Thanks also to various people on AIM for telling me to get on with this (Jess, Natalie, Hannah, Russia, Kara, BB)

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. She would never have written anything quite so daft.

Claimer: I have disgraced myself wearing a toga before now.

~~~


Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 3162 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/04/10 Updated: 02/04/10


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