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It's Witchcraft by Nicole_Riddle

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 667 Reviews
Summary: When Draco Malfoy finds himself falling for the Gryffindor know-it-all, he convinces himself that it’s merely witchcraft. But when they both finally come to terms with the truth, nothing can stop them from being together. This is a tale of forbidden love and dangerous passion weaved into the Half-Blood Prince, where circumstances beyond their control might tear Draco and Hermione apart forever… Check out the long awaited sequal Fatum Amoris...The Fate of Love about Medea Malfoy and Patrick Potter now appearing in the other pairings section.

Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 18: Hiring

Oh my goodness. I can't even begin to over-analyze this story. I really enjoyed the progression of Draco's and Hermione's relationship, and I thought you really managed to get a whole other angsty, dark side to the whole illicit romance, and turned it into a wonderful warm-fuzzy ending. It was wonderful, you really seem to get romance fics.

Background Secrets by Calaidi

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 167 Reviews
Summary: What if Harry and Draco were really friends behind all the insults and fights with each other? When would it have started and where would it end? Major spoilers for books 3,4,5,6. HPDM, FGL, BZSF, OWOC, poss RWHG, rating may go up
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/09/11 Title: Chapter 12: Cont. of Chap VII

LOVE. its sooo well written! The way you developed D/H romance was so natural, and you managed to incorporate it with the books. I'm dying of curiosity-please release another chapter!

The Wolfstar Epic by Slian Martreb

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 57 Reviews
Summary: The lives of Sirius and Remus. From start to untimely finish.
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 09/30/11 Title: Chapter 16: When the Sun Comes Up

Every so often, I'll go browsing the R/S fanfics, searching for something really good, because I love this ship. About two years ago I found this story, and I haven't found anything better on any of the fanfic sites I read. This is so true to Sirius' and Remus' characters, and develops their relationship so realistically. I love Sirius's thoughts especially for their raw, animalistic quality so suited to him. And the scene with their first kiss is so, so brilliant. You have taken the characters and slowly developed them into what you need them to be for your story. This is incredible fanfiction and I hope you'll finish it someday.

You Want To Make A Memory? by Potter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 1183 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Chapter Ninety Six is posted!

This is the story of four boys. This is the story of a boy from a family he wants to escape from. This is the story of a boy who is from a family he loves deeply, but lacks the gift of a best friend. This is the story of a boy who has been living with a curse his entire life, fighting to overcome it. This is the story of a boy who wishes to show people what he can do. This is the story of how these four boys came to know each other, of how they became friends. This is the story of their unbreakable bond, of a bond that could survive any test, any trial. This is a story that will ultimately end in tragedy.

Nominated for a 2007 and 2009 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder's Era Featured Mugglenet Fanfiction, October 2011
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/23/11 Title: Chapter 96: Epilogue

I would just like you to know that this is the best Marauder era story I have ever read, and I have spent days reading it. You are an amazing author.

Author's Response: Wow thanks! Glad you liked it!

The Women Who Won by Laurelyn

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 33 Reviews
Summary: The battle is fought, the war is won--but no victory ever comes cheap. Join Alice, Andromeda, Ginny, Narcissa, Luna, Molly, and Hermione as they discover the cost of war.

EDIT: I'm back! And I am SO SORRY I was gone so long. There is absolutely no excuse for making you wait almost three years for an update. *hides from angry reviewers* The next chapter is in the queue!
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/19/11 Title: Chapter 3: Ginny

Aw! Great fluff! You portrayed ginny SO well, especially when she ran into Harry again. I loved their fight, and when Harry said "DID YOU THINK i DIDN'T DIE INSIDE WHEN I HEARD YOU SCREAM MY NAME?" it was so beautiful. The ending, however, was a little further than I thought it should be into unashamed cheeseyness. I'm really excited that Narcissa is up next, because she isn't written about a lot and I'd love to see your vision on what happened to her after the war. Keep writing this story, I love it1

A Certain Slant of Light by Hatusu

Rated: Professors • 61 Reviews Past Featured Story

At age fifteen, Regulus Black became sole heir to the largest fortune in Wizarding London. At sixteen, his abnormal intelligence won him entry into the most notorious cult of Dark wizards on earth. At seventeen he made a mistake – one that he would never be able to take back – and his entire world came crashing down.

Enter London, 1979. The story of a boy who managed to defy Voldemort at the height of his regime. But what price did he have to pay?

Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 06/30/12 Title: Chapter 10: A Certain Slant of Light

This is.. beautiful. Terrifying. Slightly beyond me. I don't understand quantum mechanics, but I do understand how all of this demented Regulus so much. Parts of it made me cry, namely when Sirius asked him to join them and Regulus refused. And it's a perfect ending, complete with the quote. Artistic timing. Although you did switch things up a bit from how J.K Rowling wrote the story of Regulus and Kreacher switching out the lockets. This was painful to read, because it led up to a conclusion I already knew, but I couldn't help begging Regulus inside my head to please, make different decisions. I loved your allusions to Harry as the person to kill Voldemort. And it's a brilliant concept, Regulus being a mad genius, comparable to Dumbledore.

Drowning, not Waving by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 26 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Everyone knows Oliver Wood. He's the seventh year Gryffindor obsessed with Quidditch. But why is he so focused? What drives him on? And how will he cope when the Dementors get too close to his Seeker, and Diggory catches the Snitch?

Shutting himself in the changing room showers, Oliver cannot bring himself to visit Harry in the hospital wing, for the Dementors have released long repressed horrors in his own life. Will he finally face the reality of his life and obsession?

This is Equinox Chick submitting her final for the Characterisation class on the MNFF beta boards.

I would like to thank Emma (Amortentia X) for her invaluable help in beta'ing this tale. She not only corrected my horrible punctuation but helped a great deal with characterisation. I would also like to thank fgweasley, inspirations, eternalangel, Electronic Quillster and luinrina for their suggestions in class. Last but most definitely not least - thank you, Prof Haylee for allocating me Oliver Wood!

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I doubt you're surprised by that.

** indicates a line taken from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The opening lines are taken from a Stevie Smith poem called 'Not Waving, but Drowning.'

Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best Same Sex Pairing category. Thank you.

Also nominated for a 2010 QSQ award in the Best same Sex Pairing category. Thank you!
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow. Just, wow. Well, not just wow.
I loved the way you portrayed Oliver Wood. He was still the same Wood we knew from the books, but the background made so much more sense of him. The backstory of his father was good, although it seemed the slightest bit cliche at a few points. The OW/CD felt a little rushed, but I loved how you managed to wrap the concept of this story all up into a little bittersweet bow at the end.

Author's Response: Thank you for the review. The trouble I had with this story is that because it was written for a class, I had to keep it as a oneshot, so the backstory had to be kept as concise as possible - hence the cliche. I also had to speed up the relationship between Oliver and Cedric for the same reason. What I tried to do was to show that it was Oliver seeing Katie that sped things along for. If it hadn;t been a oneshot then I would have spread it over a few chapters. Thank you again for the review and the crit - it's much appreciated. ~Carole~

Thank you for your time, Professor by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 29 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It is April 1976, and Minerva McGonagall sits in her office, arranging biscuits on a plate. She knows she faces a stormy afternoon because today is the day she has to advise her four most troublesome students on their future. They call themselves the Marauders; they think they want the same thing, but Minerva knows that the differences between them will not work in everyone's favour. And so, she steels herself for a very difficult day.

This is Equinox Chick submitting her final for the MWPP class.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I doubt that shocks you.

This story is very much a prequel to The Lions of Gryffindor, but either can be read without knowledge of the other.

In shock at the nomination for a 2009 QSQ award.
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

The bits about Lupin made me cry a little. SO good.

Author's Response: Thank you. I cry for Lupin as well. ~Carole~

The Bacchus Book by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 30 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: On 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.

Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 1: The Bacchus Book

hahahahahaha. I love your silly oneshots.

Author's Response: I'm glad the silly ones make you laugh. They're fun to write, although quite hard as well. ~Carole~

My Secret, My Hell, My Burden by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 15 Reviews

What could possibly be a higher form of madness than falling in love with someone who does not share your feelings? Well, for starters, if that person happens to be your best friend, then that certainly qualifies.

Albus Potter has fallen prey to this quandary, and through a self-exploratory journey, he learns much about what it’s like to love and what it’s like to lose himself.

This placed second in the February Great Hall Month of Love Challenge - First Love.

This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Same-Sex Pairing.

Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/23/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting pair-up. Overall I thought it was pretty good, although I would have reeally liked to see more detail.

Author's Response:

I'm glad  you stopped by to read! This really wasn't slated as a detail piece so much as a highlight of the pivotal points in Albus's obsession with loving Scorpius, but I would be interested in what you saw that could be improved. I'm always up for editing for quality, so if you feel strongly about it, please leave a second review with what you think could have been done better.

Thanks again for stopping by. :)


Kissing the Joy as it Flies by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: Seamus Finnigan only asked Lavender Brown to the Yule Ball because he was pretty sure Angelina Johnson would say no. They'd have a drink, a dance, and a laugh - that's all. Dean might be after a snog from a girl, but Seamus wasn't bothered.

But then Lavender appeared in the common room, in a swirl of a dress, and he was lost.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the February Love Challenge - category First Love - over at the Great Hall on MNFF beta boards.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Is anyone shocked by that announcement?

I need to thank Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this fic and being generally amazing and VERY supportive whilst I wrote this.

Thanks also to Emma (Amortentia x) for filling me in on Irish boyspeak.

Finally, the title for this story is a tweaked line from Eternity by William Blake.
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

aw, cute. mildly sad and slightly confusing ending. but really nice.

Author's Response: Confusing? Do you mean the end. Hmm, might make more sense if you read my Lavender chaptered fic (Lavender, blue a Gryffindor True) You'll get an idea of who she could well be marrying. ;-) Thank you for all your reviews today. ~Carole~

Acorns by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: Bill Weasley is overjoyed when Fleur tells him she's pregnant. As the eldest of a large family, he can't wait to be a dad. But as the baby grows, a small seed of fear grows too. Bill is scared and he's not sure who to turn to.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. That shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

Thank you to Hannah (coolh5000) for beta'ing this fic and to Natalie (hestiajones) for letting me play with Bill for a while.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round Two (Minor Characters) of Madam Pomfrey's Character Clinic Triathlon.
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 1: Acorns

I have spent the larger portion of an afternoon reading way too many of your oneshots. Please keep writing them, they're amazing!

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review. I doubt I'll stop writing oneshots, for I have too much fun with them. ~Carole~

Arthur's Obsession by hogwartsbookworm

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 30 Reviews

Arthur Weasley has an obsession. He can’t keep it off his mind. It tinges every thought in his head and consumes his dreams. He can’t concentrate on anything else. His friends, the ones who haven’t given him up as a bad job, tell him he’s crazy and he knows they’re probably right. But that’s not even the worst part. Do you know what the worst part is?

She’s completely oblivious.

…And you thought it was Muggle Studies he was obsessed with.

Chapter 6: Quidditch and Kids is up!

Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/19/11 Title: Chapter 5: 5. Christmas Quarrels

This was wonderful! I'm so glad someone did a Molly/Arthur. I really liked how you portrayed Molly as so sweet, but so fierce, just like the books. Arthur falling in love with her just felt so natural to read, it made sense. I hope they get together soon, I'm really curious as to how this story will turn out. BTW: excellent use of the phrase 'scarlet woman." :D

Author's Response: Haha, thanks! I'm glad you've enjoyed it, and extremely glad it felt natural for Arthur to fall in love with her. Phew! =D The next chapter is coming soon, it's almost finished. I hope you'll continue to read and review!

Ascendio: The Untold Story of Anne Boleyn by Virgil

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 27 Reviews

Growing up fully immersed in the early sixteenth century English aristocracy, all Anne Boleyn ever wanted was the chance to make her own choices. When she is suddenly thrust into the magical world of wizards and witches, her life is forever altered.

The seventh son of a seventh son sifts through papers on his desk in the Headmaster’s Office. His cousin, the six son of a six son, toils in the shadows bring his brethren down. They both know that the support of Anne Boleyn will be essential.

This is the tale of Anne Boleyn, her efforts to preserve justice in the face of adversity, and her influence on society that continues to this day.

At the beginning of this tale, one may wish to note that Anne has five fingers on her right hand.

Everything is not what it seems.

This story is down for revisions. You can still read the prologue, though.
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/19/11 Title: Ascendio: The Untold Story of Anne Boleyn

i am so excited that someone wrote an Anne Boleyn fic. The story so far is great, but two things bothered me: firstly, the lack of Old English. People of this era did not talk like that, although I understand that you probably did that to minimize confusion. Secondly, although this is merely trivial, in your Sorting song, you only mentioned Slytherin as wanting pure-bloods. As a Slytherin myself, I feel it necessary to mention that Slytherin qualities include ambition and cunning, as well as others. Sorry to be nitpicky, and I really do like your story.

Author's Response: Of course Slytherins have other qualities, and you'll actually see some of those later on in this fic ;) that was just what worked out in the song. I don't think you mean Old English, which was used before Anne's time. She lived during the century that was the transition from Old English to Modern English (I just Wikipedia'd it, and it's called "Early Modern English" go figure hehe) but I see what you mean. Thanks for reviewing! I'm glad you like it! :) ~Virgil

Collateral Damage by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 21 Reviews

Albus Potter had what some would call a fascinating job -- working for the Magical Law Enforcement's intelligence department. But when suspicious activity caused the Ministry to think the infamous Knights of Walpurgis were up to something, their leading expert was called into action.

In disguise and out of his mind, Albus embarked on an impossible task, but when things started turning for the worse, why were his only thoughts about the one person he would hurt along the way?


This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next-Generation Story AND Best Same-Sex Pairing Story

Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 02/23/11 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

Wow. I'm somewhat torn between chucking you in a loony bin and giving you an award. Not that I would actually be able to do either of those things, obviously. I loved this story, crazy as it was - and awkward as it was to read at some points. I'm glad Albus ended up with Scopius! It was an amazing story.

Author's Response:

This story was meant to be the ultimate masquerade gone awry, and this is what came out. I knew when it was finished, it would be either brilliant or batsh*t, but somehow, it ended up being both. I'm not sure what warped place in my mind produced this story, but it was fun to write. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for reading/reviewing!


At the End of It by hestiajones

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: Life is never smooth between lovers, especially when you wake up with them everyday.

A tiny and fun one-shot featuring Scorpius/Hugo. This is for you, Lea. I really hope you like it!

Thanks to Kara for being my eternal beta-reader. :D

DISCLAIMER: I am not JK Rowling.
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 06/24/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Awww. Cute!

Sweet by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: Susan Bones is always getting mixed up with her best friend, Hannah Abbott. She doesn't know why because not only do they look very different, but their tastes are different, too - even down to the flavours of their lip balm. For sunny, popular Hannah loves to try new things, and Susan stays with the same lip balm she's always known.

But perhaps she should try something new.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.

This story has been written for Lea (mugglegirlmarauder) on the occasion of her birthday. Although she is a Gryffindor here, Pottermore begs to differ and has wisely put her in Hufflepuff.

Thank also to Natalie (hestiajones) for the pairing and the lip balm. I'm not sure the story quite does your inspiration justice :(.
Reviewer: gingerslytherin Signed
Date: 06/25/12 Title: Chapter 1: Lip Balm and Bon-Bons

Aw! This is so cute! I love that you used characters we don't know much about, and really gave them personality, cause honestly, who is Susan Bones except that one Hufflepuff girl? Really great.

Author's Response: Thank you. Although, I'll venture that Susan Bones is more that just that one Hufflepuff girl. She's also brave enough to join DA, fight at the Battle and loses most of her family to Voldemort. I like writing minor characters though because there's much more scope for stories. Thanks again. ~Carole~