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Flicker by majestic_ginny

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Through the tiny, barred windows of Azkaban, Sirius Black sees a man approaching the prison.

This is majestic_ginny of Hufflepuff writing for the Illustration for Inspiration Challenge 2012 over at the Great Hall.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love the candle metaphor. Or is it imagery? I think you used it as both in this story. I loved this story, loved how Sirius talked with Fudge- just two things- 1. I can't believe a man like Fudge would walk into Azkaban alone, and at any rate, a prison inspection usually entails an entourage for the minister. 2. I would have liked to see Sirius reading the newspaper and finding out that Peter was going to Hogwarts, and to see him make the connection to Harry.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. The flickering part was a lot of fun to write. And thanks for pointing out the part about Fudge, I'll edit that in. :) It was just that the image I based the fic upon only had Fudge coming out of the boat, so any thoughts of an entourage skipped my mind. I'll see where I can add that in. And of course, I'll try to add in another line to make Fudge making the connection with Harry :)--Nadia

Enterprising Young Men by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Fred and George make their way through life with purpose and passion, fearing nothing.

This prose poem was written for the Random Song Challenge in Poetry Anyone? It came second!!!!!

Thank you Julia for setting such inspiring challenges.

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling.

To my delight and surprise, this poem won the 2012 QSQ for Best Poetry. Thank youuu.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/06/12 Title: Chapter 1: Enterprising Young Men

"One young forever; one young no longer." Breathless. Beautiful line.

Author's Response: Thank youuuuu. Wow, I'm stunned at the reaction this poem is getting. I nearly didn;t post it - ha! That line makes me shiver as well. ~Carole~

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/06/12 Title: Chapter 1: Enterprising Young Men

Umm, you do realize we are all praising you to the skies in order to mollify you enough for you to update Lions? :P :P :P (jOKING, LOL)

Author's Response: Hahahahahahahhahahahahhahahaha - you are very very evil. (and I know I am a bad bad woman) ~Carole~

His Final Hours by SevsGirl33

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: After Severus Snape left Hogwarts during the Battle of Hogwarts, and before the Dark Lord forces Lucius to find Severus, where did the Potions Master retreat to? And what were his thoughts as he spoke with the Dark Lord?
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/21/12 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2


Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it

The Girl with Dreams by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: She was a girl with dreams in her head. Dreams that people said would come to nothing.

He was a boy with brains to spare. But quiet so no one knew.

Orla Quirke and Stewart Ackerley. Two Ravenclaws with nothing in common except their house.

In their fourth year, everything changed.

This is a birthday present for the wonderful, lovely, amazing Alex (welshdevondragon) who has been a superb friend over the past year (and I hope for many more).

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but my Spag Bol is sublime.

(Note about the warnings. They are a precaution only.)
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/11/12 Title: Chapter 1: Orla and Stewart

You take completely peripheral and new characters and make them so real! But it was really really depressing. Wonderful, moving, beautiful and all that, but depressing.

Author's Response: Ah, my love, I tell you I did actually cry a little when i wrote the last set of lines. there was a definite moment when I hated myself because I don't like killing people (apart from Lucius, but I don't like him) , but the story was for my friend Alex (welshdevondragon) who we call DeathLex, and I know she has a penchant for not-such-happy endings. Sorry :( ~Carole~

Early November Morning by BrokenPromise

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •

On November 2nd, Petunia Dursley wakes up to a morning she hates to remember but will never forget.

This is BrokenPromise of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Illustration for Inspiration Challenge 2012

Regrettably, I own neither the world nor the picture from which this fic is inspired. They belong to J K Rowling and Karaley Dargen respectively, and I hope that this is an adequate representation.

Character Death for Lily and James only.

Many thanks to Megan/noblefate who betaed this for me so quickly and helpfully!

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: Early November Morning

I really like Petunia's point of view.

Author's Response: I do too. I'm glad you could see the other side of Petunia as well. Thanks for the review!

His and Hers by Acacia Carter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: In a perfect world, Neville and Hannah's wedding would go off without a hitch. This is not a perfect world.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/11/12 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

The postscript is so funny!

Uncommon Friends by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: When Draco Malfoy walked into a shop one night looking for help, he found the last person he would have expected: Neville Longbottom. To Neville's surprise, Draco accepted his help. But neither anticipated that one chance meeting would be the beginning of a friendship that would last until the very end.

Winner, Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Post-Hogwarts story
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/13/12 Title: Chapter 1: Part One

I really like this new Neville.

Author's Response: Thank you very much! I haven't written much of him but it's been fun working with him. I hope you enjoy the rest! Thanks for reading and reviewing! ~Gina :)

Sweep by Squibstress

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: In the aftermath of the battle, Argus does the only thing he can.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/23/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting perspective. We've never thought about how the only person unable to lift a wand in self-defence would feel in a castle raging with a wizarding war. I liked that touch about Filch's childhood too.

Author's Response: Thanks. I imagined it as through the eyes of a civilian caught in the middle of a military battle. Thanks for reading!

Never Discussed by HalfASlug

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •

Harry waits for someone to meet him at Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve. This is a story about growing up, moving on and remembering your past without taking it with you.

H/Hr friendship with a bit of H/G

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 11/28/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is beautiful, but may be it would read better with more dialogues and less summary (Harry remembering what Ginny said, what Teddy said...you do great dialogues, so you should include them) I think the bit about Teddy and Harry meeting the Potters deserve a separate story.

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing :) Yeah, this was one of my earlier fics *bad excuse alert* so I probably would do things differently if I wrote it now. The Harry and Teddy might get its own story at some point. It's one of those where I want to write it but have fifty other things I want to write as well. Anyway, glad you liked it!

Badges by Acacia Carter

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It is the beginning of seventh year, and Neville has had just about enough of Amycus Carrow.

This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff writing for the first third of the Character Triathalon, for the "missing moment" prompt.

Many thanks to Jess for the lightning-fast beta.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/21/12 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Loved it.

Locket by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Ron runs away, and runs into a spot of bother.
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for Round One of the 2012 Character Triathlon.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 06/29/12 Title: Chapter 1: Locket

Nice work.

Author's Response: Thanks. -N-

Blackberries by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: When the sun dies, can the shadow exist?

George had liked Angelina since they were third years sharing blackberries, but Fred had got there first.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling; I just play in her world rather too much.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 1 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Major Characters.

This is also a (very) delayed birthday present for Lori (Weasley Mom) because I've been wanting to write this for her for absolute ages.

Thank you Kara and Jess for the prompts. I think I got them all in.

YIPPPEEEEEEEEE! Blackberries won the 2013 QSQ for Best Canon Romance. Thank youuuu!!!
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Lovely. I like the chcukle and faint whoop in his head.

Author's Response: Thank you. I had to chop some, sadly, but I might rework and add more when the challenge is over. ~Carole~

Another Horcrux Down by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: This story is a missing moment from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We know Ron and Hermione descend into the Chamber of Secrets in search of basilisk fangs, and we know they succeed. But what exactly happened down there? This story provides a possible answer to that question.

This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Illustration for Inspiration Challenge in the Great Hall.

My inspiration was a drawing done by Carole/EquinoxChick, featuring Hermione's hand stabbing the cup with a basilisk fang. Thanks, Carole! You unknowingly pushed me to write something I've had in my head since DH came out.

Thrilled to announce this story tied for third place in the challenge!

Holy Hufflepuff! This won a 2012 QSQ Award for Best Canon Romance, one-shot! I am thrilled and so, so grateful!

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 10/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

Wow, this is beautiful. A million times better than how the movie showed it. They botched the one thing I was curious about- what the horcrux makes Hermione see.

Author's Response: Yeah, the movie disappointed in that scene, didn't it? I have to learn to like it because it's the only Romione kiss I'm ever gonna see, but still. There was something missing. I'm so glad you thought this worked as a missing moment. Thanks for reading and taking the time to review--I really appreciate it! ~Lori

Conversations by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Ron and Hermione have some news.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/15/12 Title: Chapter 1: Conversations

I want to read the third right now.
Loved. Your interactions and reactions are so effortlessly natural.

Author's Response: Thank you. Unfortunately the third is the barest of ideas at the moment, sorry. -N-

The Absent Guests by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: On May 4th, 2012, Petunia Dursley found herself hanging.

This is a prose-poem written for the Who Arted? challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). It is based on a sketch done by welshdevondragon/Alex.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love the May 4th refrain. And thank god she didn't invite Marge.

Rattlebag by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: What is Gellert Grindelwald. A young man with so many sides.

This poem was written for The Sharp Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? Thank you Julia, for running such fab challenges and being an inspiration.

Disclaimer: JKR? Me? Noooooooooo.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love the sweet basket lined with glass shards image. As well as the sofa so comfortable and engulfing. Powerful.

Author's Response: Thank you! I had the idea of the basket forst of all and then the rest developed. :) ~Carole~

Flower by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Lily Evans is different things to different people.

This poem was originally written for The Sharp Challenge in PA. Thank you Julia, for bringing such inspiration.

Disclaimer: Tis not I who be JK Rowling.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This one's a beauty. As beautiful as the lily.

Author's Response: Thank you. I do love Lily Evans. So brave and loyal. *sigh* Appreciate the review :) ~Carole~

Love Song by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A love song for Lily from an unusually poetic James Potter.

This poem has been written for the Queen of James/Lily romance, Gina (gmariam) for her birthday.

Disclaimer: JKR, Moi? No, no, a thousand times, no.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/20/12 Title: Chapter 1: Love Song

Wow! Beautiful.
Umm, er...*cough*Lions*cough*

Author's Response: That's a bad cough you have there .... Apologises profusely. It is on my list ... somewhere ... Thank you for the reviews. ~Carole~

Heart's Desire by Squibstress

Rated: Professors • Past Featured Story
Summary: It takes sixty years, but Minerva finally comes to understand the truth of George Bernard Shaw's pronouncement on tragedy: "Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it."
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 12/21/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Unusual pairing but beautifully done. I loved how you brought out Minerva's conflicted childhood and adult loneliness.

Author's Response: Many thanks for the kind words. I figured there had to be more to this Pottermore business than an 18-year-old broken heart.