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Teach My Feet to Fly by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Andromeda Black is not a girl who is reckless. Risks are for the foolhardy, and she is too clever for that. But she hasn't factored Ted Tonks' persistence into the equation of her life.

And Ted wants to teach her how to fly ...

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Minor Characters. I chose the Music prompt.

The song that Andromeda listens to in this story is River by Joni Mitchell. It is beautiful.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not Joni Mitchell. I am someone who admires both artists greatly.

Ta lotsly to the lovely Natalie (hestiajones) who beta'd this and is a truly fabulous friend.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/23/12 Title: Chapter 1: Skating

Thank you for writing this-I've always felt Andromeda was a vastly underutilized character in canon. Please write more. And Regulus too.

Author's Response: OOOh ... Regulus, now you've got me thinking... Hmmm. Thank you very much for the review and glad you enjoyed this. ~Carole~

Nott: Father and Son by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Theodore Nott, the other Slytherin. Who is this mysterious person who remains in the background. Who are his friends? Whose side is he on? Does anyone know? Does he know?

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two (Minor Characters) of the 2012 Madam Pomfrey’s One-Shot Character Triathlon.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/29/12 Title: Chapter 1: Nott: Father and Son

Useful? Decorative? If I was Araminta I would return from the dead and strangle this man. And I hate how the snatcher gets off the hook.
As for Pansy- well, you get back what you give, i suppose.
A well-written story and of course it accords perfectly with the 'Northumbrian canon"!
The Notts- what do I say? Hated the father from the beginning, and whatever sympathy I had for the son was lost before the end, but very very realistic depictions. And these people hold the key to Arthur's treasure? Oh no!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
Casual sexism, always guaranteed to annoy. :-D However, Thornton Nott is not exactly forward-thinking or progressive. You aren’t supposed to like the Notts, but stories need villains, and Theodore will be making several appearances very soon.
The Round Table Knights (and most people reading this won’t know why we’re talking about them) were an unpleasant bunch. The tales are of betrayal, incest, rape, extra-marital affairs and sibling rivalry. I see no reason to make their descendants nice people.

Yggdrasil by Northumbrian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Luna attends the International Symposium on Fantastic Beasts in Sweden. She is looking for proof of the existence of the Crumple-Horned Snorkack. What she finds is something else entirely.

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two (Travel Prompt) of the 2012 Madam Pomfrey’s One-Shot Character Triathlon.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 07/30/12 Title: Chapter 1: Yggdrasil

You know, JKR said that Luna eventually gave up on the snorkacks. But never mind that, this story is so cute!
"‘I didn’t this morning,’ she said. ‘Now, I’m not so sure. At the moment I’m waiting for someone to ask me out.’

‘Will you go out with me?’ he asked hastily.

Unable to resist any longer, Luna leaned across the table and kissed him."
Luna is so Luna. And you have to write in more of Rolf in your other sotries (some of which, btw, are in serious needs of updates.)
Stockholm is a beautiful city- I hope you enjoy your trip to Sweden.

Author's Response:
Thanks for the review.

I know what JKR said, the key word here is eventually. Perhaps it's rolf who persuades her. Stockholm certainly looks beautiful, but the closest capital city to me will be Copenhagen. I think that you can see it across the Öresund.


Zygosis by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Zygosis: the biological process of conjugation; the union of cells or gametes.

Life exists to procreate, to recreating itself, being created by many different methods. Because of that urge to create new life, Auror Albus Potter finds himself in trouble.

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two (Minor Characters: Harry Potter’s birthday) of the 2012 Madam Pomfrey’s One-Shot Character Triathlon.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 08/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: Zygosis

By Merlin I love your Lavender. Poor, poor Albus!
Hang on, what do you mean, when Harry killed his "first" basilisk?

Author's Response: Thanks.
Lavender is really ideal mother-in-law material, isn't she? :-D
Well spotted. That's a story for another day.

Stolen Magic by coolh5000

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story

Samuel Radley is a wizard born without magic. Coming from a family with generations of witches and wizards, his brother Adrian has never really understood why Samuel has been left without, especially when there are others, with no magical blood at all, who somehow find themselves able to do magic. As he enters his fourth year at Hogwarts, it seems that the Ministry are finally starting to do something about this imbalance and Adrian couldn't be happier. All around him however, there is resistance to the new laws, and suddenly Adrian finds himself an outsider in his class and abandoned by his friends, when all he's ever done is love his family.

This is coolh5000 of Slytherin writing in the Great Hall chaptered challenge, for the Phoenix Rising prompt. I am pleased to say this story won in its section!

I am also really thrilled to say that Adrian Radley won the Chaptered QSQ for Best Original Character 2013! The story was also nominated in the Best General category.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 03/09/13 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 9 - Conversations

Good chapter. Update soon.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review :) A new chapter should be coming very soon!

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 02/28/13 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 8 - The Ministry of Magic

This is a really difficult story to write, trying to see things from the other end of the spectrum. Well done. Do update soon.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review and I'm glad you're enjoying it :) It's been an interesting experience getting inside the head of a character whose opinions differ from what we're used to. ~Hannah

Wit Beyond Measure by Samsijay

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Everyone knows the story of Harry's time at Hogwarts . . . but what was it like for the other students? Many other stories unfolded during those years . . . this is one of them.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 10/31/12 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

A bit short for my liking, but otherwise excellent.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 11/02/12 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

This Chelsea mystery thickens. Update soon please.

Author's Response: haha don't worry I'm actually done writing it all now so I can update it right away

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 11/03/12 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Oh my, powerful ending.

Author's Response: glad you liked it :) it can be tough getting dramatic parts right

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 11/04/12 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19

That's it? We won't see 4th year? :( Good ending with the patronus though.

Author's Response: thanks :) Don't worry - I'm going to write a sequel in a while

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 10/30/12 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Hey,I love this, please continue. The twins are great, Mason and Parker are so funny, and I'm so happy you introduced Luna. May be a little bit of Lupin?

Author's Response: thanks a bunch :) and yeah, a little DADA class would probably be good, there isn't many classroom scenes

For Him by Gmariam

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: As an older, wiser Remus Lupin returns to school on the Hogwarts Express, he meets a memory from his past: his best friend's son. And he realizes that he now has a second chance to protect Harry from whatever harm the recently escaped Sirius Black may intend.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 08/17/12 Title: Chapter 1: For Harry

Nice touch- wanted to keep reading.

Author's Response: Thank you! I would have loved to write more, but there was a strict word limit. :) I'm glad you enjoyed it as it was - thanks again! ~Gina :)

To the End by rachelnotrach

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: It's the end of seventh year and James Potter has a lot on his mind about friendship, love and how to escape the Girls Dormitory.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 09/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: To the End

“And you see, I picture it going something like this,” James said. “I propose, she says yes. We shag, because we are so overcome by love; it will be great. We move in together, stay engaged until the war is over, then get married and have thee great kids. You’ll be their Godfather, Remus will be Godmother--” Remus rolled his eyes, “--and Pete will be Uncle Peter. And everyone will be happy and joyous, and Remus will give the kids books and you’ll give them Muggle stuff and Peter will give them Dungbombs. That’s how I see it going.”

This hurts. Wonderfully written.

Author's Response: thank you so much for the review! i'm glad you liked it.

Diffraction by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Diffraction - the phenomenon where light encounters an obstacle.

It is September the first, and a sixth-year boy takes photographs of excited children on platform nine-and-three-quarters. Everyone looks happy, but Aaron Harper's heart is leaden. He can deal with the girl he fancies going out with the obnoxious Hugo Weasley, but coping at Hogwarts with no support from his father could be one obstacle too many.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my story for the Character Clinic OC challenge: Prompt 1.

Disclaimer: I'm not JKR: Hogwarts isn't mine, neither is Hugo Weasley, but Aaron Harper and Genister Avery are.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 08/24/12 Title: Chapter 1: One

Poor guy, I really feel bad for him. Bit of an irony, Ron Weasley's son teasing someone over short robes.

Author's Response: Yes, I played on the irony because Ron's kids wouldn;t want for much, I don;t think. Thank you for reviewing :D ~Carole

Killers by Northumbrian

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Tom and Camelia are two people in search of something unobtainable, and each is prepared to kill to achieve their goal. For both, murder is simply the means to an end. For both, their victims are unimportant; they are merely collateral damage in the quest to live forever. What happens when two very different killers meet?

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon.

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 08/28/12 Title: Chapter 1: Killers

Wow- this was pretty intense! Umm, I know Voldemort wouldn't need a reason, but did he have a particular motive in destroying Camellia?

Author's Response: Ruchira Thank you. A reason? He'd told her, or at least hinted that, he was looking for a way to live forever. Was that enough reason? -N-

James and Me by Northumbrian

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Annabel is having a bad day. Her sudden and unexpected meeting with a face from her past is unlikely to improve matters.

This was Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon. This is now a longer chaptered story.

Nominated for: Best Original Character (Chaptered) story (for the narrator, Annabel) and Best Next Generation Story - Quicksilver Quills 2013

Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 08/30/12 Title: Chapter 2: Persistence

Ah, the Charltons! Not an update, but at least they still exist! I thought you had abandoned them.

Author's Response: Not abandoned, simply sidetracked by the challenges. -N-

Footprints in the Sand by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It was a summer like any other for Danny. He worked at his parents' Bed and Breakfast during the day and partied hard on the beach at night. He played the game, and played it well. But then he met Oliver Wood, and his life was irrevocably changed.

This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the OC challenge in the Character Clinic. This is the Shipping Prompt. (and has nothing to do with ships - hee hee.)

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Sadly Oliver Wood belongs to her, but Danny is mine.

My protagonist, Danny, was briefly mentioned in my story Drowning, not Waving. This is his story and has been written nearly a year after Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) asked me to write it.

This story won the 2013 QSQ for Best SSP and Danny won the 2013 QSQ for Best Original Character. I thank the judges, very much.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 09/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So glad he came back. Thanks for writing this.

Author's Response: Thank you for the review. One day I will finish the story that follows DNW and is Cedric based. And, yes, one day I will write more Lions - ooops. Thanks again, Ruchira, you are very kind and patient :) ~Carole~

Kiss by HalfASlug

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The trio's friendship hangs in the balance when one of them makes an unexpected move on another. Trio friendship fluff.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 11/28/12 Title: Chapter 1: Kiss


Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing :)

When The Rose Fell by majestic_ginny, Ginny Weasley Potter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Rose Weasley’s sixth year at Hogwarts is going perfectly well. She is in love. She is in a wonderful, near-perfect relationship with Ben Defrost and she adores every moment of it. She has aced her OWLs and is doing brilliantly in her NEWTs. Her whole family is proud of her. Everything seems so perfect.

And then it all starts to go downhill.

Scorpius Malfoy may not have a perfect life, but he’s very happy with it. He enjoys being single and the absence of all the nagging from his ex. He is content with his position in the Slytherin Quidditch team and he has fresh new ways to bother the Potter-Weasley clan. He has kept his nose clean and his parents are happy with him.

Until he forms an unlikely friendship with a fallen Weasley.
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 10/08/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Get a Room

Please do update.

Author's Response: Hi, this is Pooja (Ginny Weasley Potter). I assure you, we are planning to update in a few days, hopefully. Nadia wrote down Rose before she left and I've started up on Scorpius-- just have to finish writing it. Then it will go to our lovely Beta and be up soon! Thank you for your patience! :)

Honestly by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Seven months after leaving Hogwarts, James Potter is fighting for the Order of the Phoenix. When Lily Evans joins the resistance, his life is turned upside down. He'd proposed, after all, and she had said no. How could they work together now, after so much history together? Or could they find another chance amidst the war?
Reviewer: Ruchira_M Signed
Date: 11/16/12 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Nine - Together

Wow, the ending is so beautiful. And I would pay to see the marauder's faces when James and Lily disappeared. Good one.