To whoever wants to read this, I can tell you that I'm a human. I'm hopelessly addicted to Harry Potter, and have been for a long time, I think that explains my annoying presence.
I find it harder to read and write non-canon fics.
I love writing, so I'm giving a stab at writing fanfic, and I can now say that I appreciate all of the authors on here about a gazillion times more. :P I hope that somebody will enjoy my work, but critique away! :D :D :D
Summary: James Potter and Leah Jones are average Hogwarts seventh years. This year however, is going to be very different from the rest...
Continue please! I really liked this chapter!
Author's Response: I am in the process of writing the next chapter, and I hope to get it up on the site soon. I am also very, very, happy that you enjoyed this chapter. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Summary: Neville and Hannah make several life-changing decisions. Luna helps, too.
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion
Author's Response: Thanks -N-
Summary: Two letters from Gringotts send Harry, Ginny and Ron on a mission to discover the truth behind the why the Blacks were a "Noble and Most Ancient House".
Wow! This was amazing! I didn't get the formation of the 25 vaults though, your description was a bit confusing.
Author's Response: Thanks for letting me know. I’ll take another look at the description. -N-
Summary: George's birthday is never truly happy. Will this year be any different?
Great Hall Cotillion story No.3 from Northumbrian
Wow! Just in time for Valentine's Day too! It's a great look at how George and Anglelina got together, I'd always thought that there was something between the twins and Angelina. :D
Author's Response: Thanks, I’ve been mulling over the fact that George married Fred’s ex for a while. There was obviously a lot of history. -N-
Summary: Keeping secrets from your girlfriend can cause all sorts of problems. Revealing those secrets will never be easy.
Another story for the Great Hall Cotillion.
Author's Response: Thanks -N-
Summary: For years, Lucy Weasley bared her soul in the letters she wrote to Lorcan Scamander. Now, as they are in the process of moving in together, she discovers a box filled with each and every one of those letters; her essence in written form. Presented with irrefutable proof, can Lucy like the person she finds? In her turmoil, she writes to Lorcan, of course.
This is Free_Elf of Hufflepuff finally getting around to writing for the Great Hall Cotillion.
This was beautiful. No other words for it. :D :D :D
Author's Response: Thank you! So glad you liked it :)
Summary: A story about Ginny's school days, and the relationship between a mother and her daughter.
This was a fantastic chapter, I really love seeing the relationship between Molly and Arthur, and I think you've got some special talent for depicting the Weasley's. :D
I love reading about Ginny because there really isn't too much about her in the books, which makes her transformation to Harry's girlfriend a bit unclear. It's nice to see what you think she's like, as I think you're pretty accurate. :P
Ginny deserves to be developed so much more, and I'm looking forward to the rest of this story. :D :D :D
Thank you. Molly and Arthur appear to have a (mostly) relaxed and comfortable relationship with the occassional storm. I'll try to write mere Weasley stuff.
I hope that this will add some clarity toi Ginny's transformation and give more background to "my" Ginny. Although I also hope that she is JKR's Ginny, too.
Summary: James Potter is alone on his birthday, waiting for his friends to get out of detention. He runs into Lily Evans on the Astronomy Tower and talks her into celebrating with him…even if it's not really a date.
Several months later, they meet again, but things turn out a bit differently this time...
This is great! Fantastic for James's birthday. One question- what did you mean about "it's not actually my birthday", as James said in the first chapter?
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review! You know, when I originally wrote the drabble, it had nothing to do with birthdays. So I just threw that in there, thinking it would be like James to make something up to get some attention. But I don't know--maybe it really is his birthday. It was the day I wrote it. I sort of confused myself on that one. Someday I'll figure it out. Thanks again! ~Gina :)
Summary: 'It takes a lot of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.'
One evening in his fifth year, James Potter learns that defying his best friend is the right things to do.
This story has been written in honour of James Potter's birthday.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, despite the spag bol. I'm also not Gina (gmariam) or Natalie (hestiajones) but both have spurred me on tonight.
Title is nicked from a Bowie song. I'm not him either.
Oh, I love this! A wonder birthday celebration. I think the last line is just perfect- even foreshadows a bit. :D
Author's Response: Thank you very much. That last paragraph is generally foreshadowing, although I think it's James thinking that Peter is the safer bet that makes it more ironic.
Glad you enjoyed it. ~Carole~
Summary: It was the last time he would see them both, though he did not know it at the time. Instead, Remus Lupin shares a tender moment with Lily Potter and says goodbye to James, promising to fight until the very end.
This is powerful, and I think it captures the emotions that must have been running high, perfectly. Have James and Lily chosen Peter as their Secret Keeper already, and not told Lupin? Either way, I'm really glad that you wrote this in Lupin's view- there really isn't enough about how he would feel when he found out that Sirius had become Secret Keeper and not him on MNFF. Would you consider writing a sequel? :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! To answer your question--Remus does not know until PoA that Peter had been Secret-Keeper. In fact, I don't think he realizes exactly what happened until he sees Pettigrew on the Marauders Map. Sirius says they changed to Peter at the last minute to throw people off. So obviously Peter didn't tell Remus in order to keep up the charade. Which begs the question: if Remus thought it was Sirius, why didn't he learn the secret from him during the week the Potters were in hiding? Was he unable to get a hold of Sirius? Did Sirius refuse to tell him? Or was he off doing his own thing in the war? Wow, as I type that, plot bunnies are forming, lol. Anyway-that's how I see it. As for a sequel, I guess the next logical thing would be for to answer those questions above, but I have no plans for that at the moment. I have loads of other Marauder stories, though, including one called Somewhere Only We Know, which is from Remus's point of view. I love his character--sometimes almost as much as James. :) Thanks again! ~Gina :)
Ginny Weasley is where she used to dream to be someday. She is being hailed as the next great Quidditch player. She is the starting Chaser on the Holyhead Harpies and is playing Seeker for the first Unified United Kingdom Quidditch World Cup team. However, Ginny has discovered that being a 'Quidditch star' has costs. You have no privacy, and people will talk about you, saying things that have little or no foundation in truth.
Ginny is facing a turning point in her life. She will be going up against Viktor Krum and the favored Bulgarians. She also has a long term contract with the Harpies awaiting a signature after the match.
And there's always Harry Potter, the other part of her dream. Can she or does she still want both of them as the main part of her life?
This was good- it seems to be building up to a good plot. :) Just one thing, though, I thought Ginny played Chaser, not Seeker. Or have I missed something in the chapter? Either way, keep up the good work! :D
Summary: Neville Longbottom's first year at Hogwarts is shown here in letters to his formidable grandmother.
This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Award 2012: Best General Story!
I absolutely love this! Hilarious! :D I was laughing too hard about Uncle Algie and his magical endeavours... ;P Could you write one about what Neville's Gran writes back to Neville about? The grammar thing was really great- Neville's Gran seems to be the type to be quite picky about grammar! :D
Author's Response: Thank you! That was my intention :) I'm glad you like the Uncle Algie bits - I have to admit, I did laugh when I wrote them! Interesting idea about writing them from his Gran's point of view... I will definitely think about it
Summary: Ms A Cadwallader wishes to improve herself and apply for a better job. Unfortunately, despite her impeccable qualifications, she is thwarted by a certain Junior Under Secretary for the Minister of Magic, who has let it be known that basic spelling errors can never be over looked.
This story, written in the style of a series of letters, first appeared in The Battle of the Genres over at the SBBC forum.
I am not JK Rowling. She would probably have been more amusing.
This story is for Minna because it was her birthday and she likes this pairing.
Thank you Natalie for liking the drabble and encouraging me to expand.
Winner of the Best Humour QSQ in 2012 - GOBSMACKED!!!
Oh boy, this was good. I love the way you presented the story in letters, and how they relied upon PS and PPS and PPPS's to say what they really wanted to. :P
You can see how Percy slowly lets down his guard, and for some unidentifiable reasion, Audrey seems to secretly like their exchanges. :P I love how Percy signed his last letter with "Love" instead of "Regards" or "Yours...".
Would she be in any way related to the Cadwallader of Hufflepuff that we hear about in HBP?
And one little nitpick- it is not "Reviewwwwwwwws", but "Reviews". Your spelling is atrocious! :P
Are you considering doing a follow up to this? Keep up the good work! :D :D :D
Author's Response: Thank you, very much for the lovely and giggle-worthy review. It has certainly made me smile.
I used the name Cadwallader because I always thought it sounded fairly ludicrous, and she must be related to that Hufflepuff Quidditch player ... just not sure if she's a sister or a cousin yet. :D. I do have in mind that she's either the same year as Percy or a year below.
A follow up ... hmmm. Not very sure about that. Thing is, the Audrey who appears in another of my stories (Swans) is rather ... uhm, well, she's horrid to her daughter Molly, and I'm finding it hard to reconcile this lighter version with the other one I've written. I might write 'Unrobed by a Passionate Flame' however - LOL.
,br> Thank you again for the reveiw ... er ... review. ~Carole~
Summary: Spring, 1979: When both their love and their lives are tested by Dark magic, James Potter and Lily Evans must defy Voldemort for the first of more confrontations to come during the first Wizarding War.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Marauder Era story
Yet another great chapter! :P I'm wondering how you're gonna wrap this up in 2 more chapters- I thought it would be longer with such a big problem. :D Can't wait for the next update!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I didn't want to stretch it out all that long, so I always planned on resolving it relatively quickly. Last chapter will be up soon. I hope you enjoy how it resolves.Thanks for reading and reviewing, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)
This is fantastic writing, you got Lily and James spot on. :D A horrible cliff-hanger too. :P Can't wait for what's to come. How many chapters are you planning for?
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the start. It's six chapters and I've finished the majority of it so it won't be long to wait on the cliff hangers. Thanks so much for the review, I hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
Summary: Into my heart an air that kills*...
Nine-year-old Lily Evans's world is singularly un-complicated. That is until a certain trip to the playground with her sister. Could the sallow, stringy boy be right? Could she really be a witch?
*denotes a line taken from A.E Housman's poem of the same name.
This is really neat! :D I like how you started with Lily and Petunia as children, and ended it with that- so much has changed... :P
Author's Response: Thank you so much :) I'm glad you liked it, I had a lot of fun trying to write child Lily. Thanks for taking the time to review.
Summary: History remembers the winners, but who remembers the losers? Everything in Hogwarts tells a story. At Hogwarts, Quidditch is as important as the classes; the Quidditch Cup lists the winning teams, but the bench in the changing room is a memorial to the losing teams.
This is noblefate of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Illustration for Inspiration challenge.
This story won second place in the Great Hall Illustration for Inspiration challenge.
This story was nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill award.
Wow! This is really cool- I like how you put in three generations! :D Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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.
If reviews are golden, then "Enterprising Young Men" is invaluable. :D
This was beautifully written, I really wish Fred hadn't died. The penultimate (hah, I love big words! :P) line really sticks, and it leaves this massive impression. I can't get it out of my head- it's ringing "one young forever; one young no longer"
When I first got to the part where we find out Fred died, I kept on reading it over and over again, just because I didn't want to believe it, and that I was sure that I'd read something wrong. :( I can't reread the books and not have the thought that Fred (and everybody else I love) will ultimately die.
This captures the whole picture of the twins, a shot-by-shot of their lives. Congratulations on your QSQ award! This definately deserves it. :D :D :D
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I have to say that I tear up at the thought of Fred dying as well as Remus and Tonks. It seems so unfair! I'm glad you enjoyed the poem (or perhaps enjoyed is the wrong word - appreciated is a better word). I felt very sad writing it. I was truly gobsmacked to get the QSQ for Best poetry because I know how many fantastic poets there are on the site. This was a real honour. Thank you again. ~Carole~
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!
This was great! I love seeing the side of Petunia that still loves Lily, despite how she may act. I think that was portrayed very well, keep it up! :D
Author's Response: Thanks. I'm glad you saw Petunia's family side. I think she really missed Lily after she pushed her away, so I'm glad that it came through to you. Thanks for the review!
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
Wow! I can't wait for the next update. This is a fantastic fic- I've never read one about a Neville-Malfoy friendship. You've kept them in character as well, so kudos to you! :D