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06/03/09





Body of Work


There’s something for everyone, unless you like reading Snape romances, which I don’t write. Or Voldemort’s children. Or Snape’s children. You will, however, find two Snape/Lily and one Voldemort/Minerva poems. Other than these, I’ve written:

Completed Fics:

Alternate Universe: Going against Salazar’s Grain, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best AU.

Dark/Angst: To Follow the Dark Lord, For I Am a Mother, Killing Meda’s Daughter, Him Alice and Me, Carousel, The Receding, Becoming Rita, On No One’s Side and Lacuna Mentis, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best D/A.

Draco/Astoria: Because You Came, Winner of 2011 QSQ Best Canon Romance.

Femmeslash: Cut, Bleed, Susan, Hands That Fit, Desire And a Half.

Humour: I Like a Healthy Breeze Round My Privates, Bit of a Nasty Shock. Mmm. These are exactly about what you’re thinking.

Harry/Hermione: Over a Mug of Tea, Harmony. I have delusional friends whom I love.

Historical: Waiting, An Act of Love

James/Lily: Ain’t Love the Sweetest Thing, Always Come Back to You

Maleslash: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored, Something Strange

Marauder Era: A Tale of Six Perspectives, Wish You Were Here, Common Cold Won’t Keep Me Down, Always … But Not Who You Think

Next-Gen:
Non-pairing: Sunday Lunch with the Malfoys
Scorpius/Rose: Breaking Rules, Of Weasleys And Malfoys
Scorpius/Hugo: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored
Dominique/OC: Cut, Bleed
Lucy/Lorcan: Whirlwind

Post-Hogwarts: Seamus’ Break with a Banshee, Mirrors, A Splendid Fate, and The Substitute, Winner of 2011 Best Non-Canon Romance

Ted/Andromeda: Eternal Flight, Five Christmases, Soul Sister

Crack Pairings:
Ron/Mary Cattermole: The Substitute
James/Severus: Always … But Not Who You Think

Character Studies:
Rita Skeeter: Becoming Rita
Merope Gaunt: The Receding
Florean Fortescue: Florean Fortescue - An Unsung Hero
Albus Dumbledore: Going against Salazar’s Grain
Bill Weasley: Never too Late
Andrew Carlton, OC: Being Muggle with Rooney
Tom Riddle: Commencement
Mrs Zabini: Rendezvous with Mrs Zabini, Desire And a Half
Pansy Parkinson: Carousel
Molly Weasley: Knowing Who She Was, The Solitary Prewett


Poetry:

Snape/Lily: The Silver Doe, In Winter in My Head
Tom/Minerva: Spiral
Draco/Harry: Dreams Made of Green
Remus/Tonks: it might not be, but still
Hogwarts: The Battle of Hogwarts, May 2nd and The Clarion Call, Winner of 2010 QSQ Best Poetry
Lily Potter: The Gathering Storm and the Crib
Harry/Ginny: A Night of Love
Harry Potter: Memories Are Not Enough
Draco Malfoy: I Am Shame
Regulus Black: My Black Brother
Bellatrix and Narcissa: The Black Sisters
Bloody Baron/Grey Lady: Murder for Love
Hestia Jones (oh): Drive Your Car On
Draco/Hermione: The Other Woman


WIP/Abandoned:

A Marriage Made at Hogwarts: I’m afraid I won’t be continuing this. :/ I had completed it ages ago, but I lost the draft twice and I don’t have the heart or the motivation to finish it. Or delete it.
Before I Forget: A Maleslash featuring Regulus/Rabastan. I will definitely complete it next year.
One Day in the Life of: A Next-Gen fic featuring all the - well - Next-Gen kids. This too will be finished in the coming year.


Upcoming Fics:

As of now, I’m severely blocked. D: However, I am working on the following projects and both will be posted before 31st January of next year:

Songs, Lovers and Everything in Between: A string of post-Hogwarts romances featuring rarepairs.

Bill Weasley and the Temple of Lsulaph: An Alternate Universe as well as Parallel Universe crack!fic-cum-adventure featuring the most dashing Weasley to grace your consciousness along with twelve daredevil and powerful sisters. Together, they must defeat the evil sorcerer/non-Egyptian pharaoh Lsulaph, who has taken over the Incaff sisters’ kingdom.


UPDATE: If you're looking for Fireworks Inside, here's a link: http://clickysmut.livejournal.com/2930.html

That’s pretty much it. Hope you enjoy the stay!


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Fracture by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • 17 Reviews
Summary: Theodore Nott lives his life in pieces. The various fragments of his life are tidied away under a cover of fierce intelligence and distance. But on the first of September 1994, Theo discovers he is not alone in seeing Thestrals, and his carefully compartmentalised life begins to shift.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. The banner used was Fracture by T M Wandstick..

The rating for this is based on one particular scene, everything else is fairly mild.

Thank you Gina (gmariam) for beta'ing this story. Thank you Toni, for the banner.

Disclaimer: I am not JKR - you all know that - but I do make a damn good spag bol.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 -In Pieces

The fic with the scene of DOOOOM! :O I hadn't checked your story notes so I thought this was a one-shot, and I was like WAIT NO WHAT IT CAN'T END LIKE THIS!

I love your Theo and Justin and want them to kiss already. :3 You must be relieved I can't find any way to fit Scugo into this fic. Hehe.

Okay, real review. The beginning was intriguing! And I must say I was continually surprised - Justin and Theo's history, how horrible! I felt bad for both of them. You portrayed them really well here, and they have very distinct personalities.

Malfoy. >.< Annoying, really, but very, very well-written! I could picture his smug little pale face every time he appeared.

Really excited about this! I want to see how you're going to develop this further. And thanks for the Dean/Daphne teaser. ;)

~Natalie

Author's Response: It's just a teaser. Theo finds a time turner and skips forward to find Hugo - strange but true Thugo reigns! Thank you for the review, hestiajones person. I'm still a bit meh about this. It wasn;t quite what I wanted to do, but better than the 1,5k I deleted. Ta lots ~Carole~



MC Pansy by Astoria Greengrass

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: A rap written for the MC Kreacher Challenge in Poetry Anyone. Slytherin's queen dishes it out. Loosely based around Swish and Flick Wrock and Tik Tok's beat by Ke$ha.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 01/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: MC Pansy

Hello!

I don't know the original so I can't really compare them, but I did have a lot of fun reading this. :D You said you wanted it to be ridiculous and mean; you have achieved that, don't worry! I can actually kind of imagine the real Pansy singing it, judging by the insults. Well done!



The Revenge of Mark Evans by goldensnidget92

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: Mark Evans, one of Dudley's many victims, is a wizard. A wizard who wants revenge for the months of suffering Dudley Dursley put him through one summer before he attended Hogwarts.


This is part of the Court Case that dealt with the apparent acts of Muggle-baiting that he committed, with statements from Mark Evans and Dudley Dursley; and from the witnesses, Petunia Dursley and Harry Potter.


Warning: includes general silliness, sickly language from Petunia Dursley, and one allusion to strong language.

This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award 2012: Best Humour
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 10/25/11 Title: Chapter 1: Dursley vs. Evans

Haha! This was an interesting read. I love fics that pick up on random minor characters and give them a story, so yes, I loved this.

As a member of the Wizengamot, I may have to agree with Mr Harry Potter's statement and let both of them go. :)



Polyjuice Puzzle by goldensnidget92

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 12 Reviews
Summary: It is a year after the legendary events of the Battle of Hogwarts, and Harry and Ron have discovered that life in the real world isn't half as exciting.

This leads to the rather unfortunate idea of using Polyjuice Potion to switch lives for a day, resulting in much hilarity and two very sticky situations, after which the two boys never see each other in quite the same way again.

This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award 2012: Best Humour Story

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 10/25/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hahaha! This was a like a breath of fresh air. I needed the laughter after a hard day's work.

I do have some crit. There is this line where you say:

“If there’s anything you need, we’re right here,” called Tamora Andronica, the only girl who’d ever chosen Neville Longbottom as her ‘Hogwarts Hero’ date.

As the scene is told from Ron's POV, I was wondering how he could know.

That's it, really. The part with Ginny really made me giggle. Thanks for writing! I am going to go and read your other fics. :)

Author's Response: Thanks! The bit you highlighted, I realise I didn't make quite clear, but I thought it would be something else Harry had told Ron, but didn't want to repeat myself too often. But thanks for the review!! :)



Incorrigible by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 16 Reviews
Summary: It's Halloween and the Head Boy and Head Girl are stuck in the greenhouses for detention. Will they escape the clutches of the deadly Devil's Snare…or worse, one another?
A lighthearted tale for Halloween, not to be read in the greenhouse.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/11 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


Oh this was fantastic! Damn, Gina. You write their banter so bloody well. I loved everything about this fic. It was fun, funny, and definitely sexy. Going straight into my favourites. :D:D:D:D:D

Author's Response: Thanks Natalie, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I think I'm getting a handle on these two, but they just won't leave me alone, you know. ;) Thanks for reading this one, I appreciate the lovely review! ~Gina :)



Stars or Carousels by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • 16 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
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/01/11 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Carousels

Oh Carole, Carole, Carole! What can I say? This was just an amazing ending.

Okay, I’ll start with a confession. I think I am rather in love with your Dominique (which makes me feel bad because it’s like I am cheating on mine), but yours is a more intriguing character. She is dark, she is sarcastic and she is very, very sexy. I think Dominique should be made officially gay by Rowling because men just don’t deserve that much hotness.

Poor James :/ But I felt sadder for Dominique, the way she is caught in a half-way house. Although, I must say that this story gave me an interesting insight into your James. In High, we don’t know much of him, and this peek into his life is quite touching and bittersweet. It certainly gave him an interesting dimension. I’ll be thinking of it when I read the final chapter of your glorious (but not very convincing) Scorpius/Lily fic.

You really baffled me in this story, and I mean it as a compliment. I kept wondering why this Myles, who sounded a tad like an oversexed Cormac McLaggen, was writing such amazing poetry LOL. The plot twist in the end with “M”(heeheeheehee) yanked off my pants (metaphorically speaking, of course!) I cried tears of joy because Dominique liked girls! :D :D And also that Myles person was not the poet because that would have made me traumatic.

Your writing really shone in this fic. You write emotions really, really well. Dominique’s chapter was so heart-wrenching. The letter about carousels was beautiful and poignant, the scene in the bathroom was beyond amazing, and the dance with James was so desperately sexy. While the first chapter was bittersweet, the second overwhelmed me with its tragic sense of loss and wanton desire for wholeness.

I feel like no praise is going to be enough without dropping the f-word a fair few times, so I shall poke you later on :D But thank you so, so much for this! Seriously, I love it to bits!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. If I tell you how much I agonised over this story (when I remembered you're not keen on 'cousins') I was close to deleting it all, but this was the canon I kind of had for James - being in love with someone he couldn;t have - and Dominique fitted the story largely down to you making her so bloody hot- ha ha. Of course THIS was the reason I couldn't read Bleed because I was terrified I'd have to delete all of this once I'd read your Dominique. M can be Maudie if you desire it so, however I wasn;t sure (from what I remembered) whether she was at all like Maudie, and this prob doesn;t fit your timeline - or Dominques career as a restauranteer - (ha ha - I had that in another story years ago)

yours is a more intriguing character.

That's because I am evil ... No, it's because you know your Dom inside out, and I know my Nix - hee hee.

Deeply touched by the review. I shall sniffle a bit more and then worship at Kara's feet for encouraging me to finish. THANKIEEEEES ~Carole~



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/01/11 Title: Chapter 1: Stars

Oh hell! I meant "traumatised", not "traumatic" >.< Thank Merlin Bob the Snake does not seem to be crawling about here...

Author's Response: And of course I won't tell her about this at all .... heh heh heh. ~Carole~



Harry's First Halloween by lucca4

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 13 Reviews
Summary:

It's Harry's first Halloween, but the raging thunderstorm prevents an overly eager Lily from taking him out to trick-or-treat. Instead, she, James, and Sirius spend one of their last carefree moments together.


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Happy Halloween, MNFF!

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/11 Title: Chapter 1: 31 October 1980

Oh no.

I mean, I loved the fic. It's perfect for Halloween. It's just the events of the next Halloween mortifiying me. :/

Lovely one-shot, though. :) I enjoyed reading it!

Author's Response: One of the things I love and hate about Marauder-era is that everything is shadowed with the knowledge that nothing lasts. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it anyway; I tried to keep the gloom to a minimum :D xx Ariana



Apple-bobbing by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 11 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Lisa Turpin - new recruit to Dumbledore's Army - is determined to prove her worth to the team. But when Ginny Weasley informs her that her patrol partner has changed, she isn't at all happy. Susan Bones is not a girl she's had much to do with, for the Hufflepuff girl has never excelled at anything.

But can an hour on patrol, and an accident with a foul smelling egg change things between them?

This story was an emergency fic for Natalie's birthday (in case I pulled the other one), but is also a Halloween tale about life under Snape and the Carrows. I have to thank Alex (welshdevondragon) for beta'ing and being AIM available for a chat.

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. You know that, don't you?


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/01/11 Title: Chapter 1: Patchwork

I love this! It's a great start. Can't wait to read moooooooooooore. Hmmm. Yes, Susan should be officially gay as well. Teehee!

Author's Response: Is there anyone het left?



Somewhere Only We Know by Gmariam

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: Remus Lupin reflects on his past as he faces an uncertain future after the death of a close mentor.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/13/11 Title: Chapter 1: Simple Things

Keene? *snigger*

Oh Gina! This was absolutely stunning and masterfully written. I love your choice of memories and how well they mesh with the present. I have to confess that I teared up many times while reading this - Dumbledore's kind words, his friends's staunch loyalty, Tonks's love, and Remus' life. I mean, how hard it was for him. It's overwhelmingly sad, and I am happy he got Tonks in the end.

Lovely, lovely story! Going into my favourites.

~Natalie

Author's Response: I know, I know - I realized it lying in bed last night, just couldn't change it from my ipod. Darn you all for being so quick to read it, lol! Thank you very much for reading this, Natalie. I'm glad you enjoyed it and really appreciate the amazing review this morning! ~Gina :)



The Untrodden Path by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 16 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Draco Malfoy -avid Death Eater, proud and eager to be of use to the Dark Lord. Or desperate boy willing to do anything to save his family from dishonour and his father from death? Perhaps both.

What if there'd been another way? What if the road he's taking could diverge and lead him on a different journey? His path is set, he thinks... but then he collides with an insignificant girl and his world changes.

This story is for Julia (the opaleye) whose poetical skill with words leaves me breathless. It is also her 21st birthday. Apologies that I didn't use your fabulous alternate title 'An Act of Selecting or Making A Decision When Faced With Two or More Possibilities?'

Disclaimer: Much as I'd love to be JK Rowling, I'm not :(

Thank you Kara for beta'ing this and minna for mentioning the Robert Frost poem 'The Road Not Taken,' from which I've taken some lines.

** indicates lines taken from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/22/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ Choices

Oooohh! Intriguing beginning. I want them to shag already. O.o This is one of the weirdest pairings I have ever read, but you're pulling it off so far. And I can see why it was racking in the word count: the story does need a lot of development in order to be canonically believable. Cannot wait to see where it leads.

Only complaint. You had to be pick Terry to be a prick, didn't you?

Author's Response: Shag? the lovely Hannah? Now why would she do that? Yes, canonically this took some twisting. I hope this works; it seemed to at the time, but then again I would say that - ha ha.

Yeah, sorry about Terry, but ... um ... I needed a Claw. Anthony and Michael didn't quite fit for me. Um, you might not want to read the rest ... *hides*

Thanks for the review, my love. ~Croll~



Beyond The Sea by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Escaping the overwhelming revelry of another miserable New Year's Eve, Draco Malfoy finds himself drawn to an old seaside resort from his childhood. He meets an unexpected ally there, and the shore soon becomes his escape from life, a place where he can be free of his past. Little did he know that it would also hold the key to his future.

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 01/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: Somewhere, waiting for me

SQUEEEE!

I LOVE THIS. Of course, I love Draco redemption fics in general, but there was something so pleasant, so calming, so understated about it. It inspires so many promises of hope.

What I enjoyed most about this story was Luna. You wrote her so, so well. But your depiction of Draco-snark was perfection too. This exchange had me giggling:

"You're Draco Malfoy," she replies instead. The non-sequitur throws him and he responds defensively.

"And you're bloody brilliant," he snaps back. "Do I know you?"


I honestly felt for Draco's plight in this story. He's one of those characters that a fanfic writer can easily make or break, and here, you did a great job at invoking pity in us. This part made me tear up actually:

"He's a naturalist," she replies. Her eyes light up with happiness, and in an instant he knows he has lost her.

My only nitpick is that the mention of Luna's captivity at Malfoy Manor came somewhat late. I'd expect twitchy Draco to think of it earlier. You could still add it in a line or two in the first section itself. Just a suggestion.

OH! I forgot to mention I enjoyed your version of Astoria as well. :D I think JK mentioned somewhere that she was a Slytherin, but meh. I also wrote her as a Ravenclaw in my early versions.

Really loved this, Gina. I used to secretly ship Draco/Luna on and off, so it made me happy!

Natalie

Author's Response: Natalieeeee! Thank you so much for the review! I'm so glad you liked it, I've been playing with this idea for a while. Originally it would have taken place over several years, but I think I like this better. I'm glad I kept a bit of Draco's snark, although by this point he is a bit depressed and disillusioned. You know, I woke up and checked for reviews and first thing I did was go look for Astoria--which I had done already, but I just wanted to be sure. I didn't find any reference to her house, and I put her in Ravenclaw to go with my Christmas story about Scorpius and Roxanne (Scorpius was in Ravenclaw.) So I think I'll stick with that either way. And I have to admit I wrote more than half of this before remembering the bit about Luna being captive. I knew I had to address it and I thought it turned out okay, but I could see your point about it being earlier. Although, their first encounter is so brief, he might not even think of it until he keeps meeting her and the guilt begins to grow. Haha, that's an 'after the fact' answer if there ever was one! Thanks again for the lovely review! On to my next pairing...~Gina :)



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.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 01/22/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Ducks

Back off, girls. That GQMF is MINE. I claimed it when I was betaing.


And oh! Of course this story kicks serious ass and Hebe/Barnabas deserve to die in a fire.

Author's Response: But he was in the pub last night. You need to get to London, pronto!

I might set fire to them. I could resurrect Crabbe to cast Fiendfyre.

This is making me giggle so much - LOLOLOLOLOL Thank youuuuu ♥ ~Croll~



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.


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/06/12 Title: Chapter 1: Possession.

:'(

This is so bloody fabulous, Julia. First of all, I love the visuals it gives me: tears of glass cutting skin and tearing life, extinguished with one tongue-flick. Gahh. The entire poem is like word porn. I cannot get enough of it.

As for the emotions it evoked in me. Once more, it managed to remind me of Harry's sacrifice, his need to sacrifice, and the great fear, loneliness and vulnerability he felt after he realised he had meant to die after all. The last two lines, however, makes me think of the strange parallel between him and Voldemort, and how different they were from each other at the same time.

I hope it receives as much love as it did the first time, if not more. It deserves nothing less!

Author's Response: Oh you have me giggling right now :3 Word porn. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Lafonna.



Time and Tide by minnabird

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 4 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Filius has seen her all his life: the Woman. She has been drifting through time, drawn always towards him, never aging or changing.

She is the one thing he does not question.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Oneshot

OMG. Where do I start? I absolutely loved this. OMG.

Okay, when I saw your claim, I was excited! This sounded crazy impossible, and I definitely wanted to know how you were going to approach it. And you did it so well. It's glorious, it's saddening, it's beautiful and poetic. The last lines had me gasping. Gahhhhhh. I am incoherent right now.

Seriously, my friend, this was a one-of-a-kind magical feat. Going straight into my favourites!

Author's Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it. <3 This was a really difficult pairing to write, but I was intrigued by the challenge and I had fun finding a way to pull it off (though also lots of angst, I'll admit). I'm really happy it came out well, this was about the fourth version I tried.



Death Came Knocking by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Huddled in a cellar, fugitive Muggle-borns wait as Death comes closer...

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills Awards
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Poem

:/ One of my favourite poems from you. It reminds me of The Nundu, which you know I love. It is so chilling, and yet so sad and hapless. I admire how well you pull of structured poetry. Well done!

Author's Response: Aw, thanks Nat. I do tend to write villanelles about impending death a lot, don't I? (Probably why I'm not as big a fan of this poem - done that before!) I'm glad you liked it though <3



Grandmother's Charms by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: A young girl muses on the difference between her Muggle grandmother's charms and her wizarding uncle's.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Poem

I kept thinking this was Sirius, because Alf reminded me of Alphard. Lol. But I know it isn't :) Poor Sirius didn't have such a grandmother, who sounds more the Molly Weasley type than the Black kind.

Lovely poem again. I love the images that you present here. This entire stanza was such a joy to read:

Salt on the window, nails in the lintel,
Red rowan’s twigs our fire to kindle,
Clothing reversed to show off its stitches,
Milk at the door to placate the house-elf,
Collections of bells along the high shelf,
All to ward off nasty fairies and witches.


The last stanza is, of course, the best! I am running out of words to praise lol. Really loved it.



Last Man Standing by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: Charlie Weasley is sitting at his brother's wedding when he meets a beautiful reporter covering the nuptials. Daphne Greengrass is more than she appears, however, and he finds himself quickly entranced. Is she interested in him as well, or is he just another story?

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

D: That broke my heart a little bit D: But also, it made me happy because goddamn Daphne is taking charge of her own life and didn't need a man to show her how to live it in the first place. :D I love your Charlie, btw, and his fluid sexuality. *drools* Lovely work!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Natalie! I really appreciate the review and your comments. I suppose you could look at Daphne that way but I still sort of feel bad for Charlie for being played like that. But who knows, maybe Daphne hated doing it but had to. And yes, Charlie is fluid in my book. I have plans for him that do not include Daphne Greengrass whatsoever. I might have even come up with a title this past week. hee hee. Thanks again! ~Gina :)



Predictions of Love by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: For the past twelve years, Sybill Trelawney has lived a sheltered life cloistered in her rooms at Hogwarts. But with the arrival of Gilderoy Lockhart, her thoughts turn to love.

But the competition for his heart is fierce. Will Sybill find love with the dashing professor?

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Neither am I a writer of Mills and Boon.

Thank you to Kara (karaley Dargen) for being a fabulous beta. More thanks to Alex (welshdevondragon) for linking me to a certain romantic story.

This is Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Predictions of Love

Shouldn't have read that with a full bladder.D: Also, how dare you try and taint the purity that is Snapeheart? D:

This was comedy gold, CON. You write Gilderoy so well lmao.

Author's Response: Ahhh. SW, how lovely to see you here.

This is pre-Snapeheart and poor old Dick was under the influence of that ghastly lipstick.

Glad you enjoyed it, but ewww to the full bladder.

Thank youuuuuuuuuuu



Forbidden Colours by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 13 Reviews
Summary: Not all of us Slytherins are proficient in the Dark Arts or take as much delight as Vincent Crabbe does in detention. When I watch Demelza writhe in pain in front of me, I feel sick to my core.

I need to make amends, but I don't know how.And she's not going to listen to me, is she?

Forbidden Colours is a love story set in that fated seventh year.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, or David Sylvian. I merely nick their words and attempt to add my own.

Thank you to Natalie for beta'ing the first chapter and Kara for the others.

I am Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/16/12 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Doubting the Ground Beneath Me

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So that's what happened. UGH. Damn you, Drew. Damn, I also hate the name Drew as a rule. >.< I love that we are looking at things from Demelza's POV at last. Lets me know her a bit more, and how and why she is attracted to Tracey.


Oh Merlin, this pairing has to work out! Or I will not want you any longer. CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT CHAPTER!

Author's Response: He is evil! And yeah, Drew is a horrible name. A certain friend of ours kept calling him Droopy Drew - ha ha ha.

Thank you for the review. I shall be getting the next chapter up - net willing - very soon. I hope you like the end. ~CON~