What was in the vault numbered seven hundred and thirteen (it's not spotted earmuffs, for sure)? Who took it? What do Knumples and Flimmers have to do with all of this? Did Lord Voldemort die because of trying to breed Heliopaths with giants?
Xenophilius Lovegood believes that sleuthing is just like reporting-- only with fewer exclamation marks. He intends to find out the answers to all these questions, communicating with a mysterious student from Hogwarts. Will he uncover truths that should be hidden? Will he solve the case? Will the Quibbler break the news? Read all about it in What's in the Third Floor Corridor!?--
*Letters, or in other words, words.
This is Sainy Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 1.
Very clever. Of course Xeno would run a story on the vault. I must admit that your anagrams didn't register, though I had a suspicion that it would have to be the twins to come up with something that clever. Your bogus letters were pure comedy with enough intelligence to be believable. Very good story!
Summary: The Fat Friar is a humble Hufflepuff, and had been long before his death. This story shows events in his life, as well as his loyalty for friends.
This is my submission for the First Hufflepuff Drabblethon
I love the characterization of the Friar. He is a ghost we never give much thought to in the books except that he seems a lot more cheerful about being dead than most of the others. Your story gives a wonderful life and death to the man. I love the story of the baby and the idea of three boys running into the forest on dares. Very well done indeed.
Author's Response: G'day Thank you, I worked hard to get the fellow Hufflepuff correct. It was the fact that he is a cheerful ghost that I wrote him like that. ...xXxLove SandyxXx...
Summary: This important question needs to be answered. Reputations are at stake.
If we are the jury, I proclaim Mr. Weasley innocent since git is an inoffensive term, as proven by Miss Weasley.
Author's Response: Thank you. You can be jury if you like. :-D I had no intention of imposing my own verdict on anyone. -N-
Summary: Fred and George, in all of their irresistible sexiness, decide to ask out the Patil twins, but the date is a flop. Years later, two half-sets of twins remain alive and begin a reluctant friends
A situation that I, and I'm sure my twin, can readily identify with. The twins are hypnotically sexy!
Anyway, this is very well written and believable. The pickup line is one of the best I've heard. I love the way both sets of twins play off not only their twins but the other set, if that makes sense. I can't wait to read more!
Summary: It starts as a ridiculous, mostly fallacious student rumor: Filch flirting with Madam Pince in the Restricted Section. To the sex-crazed fifth years, no doubt, even the most civil conversation looks like a front for a torrid affair… not that anyone would want to imagine the dried-up librarian and the jowly grouch of a caretaker, well, doing it. Ew.
But when the rumor reaches the teachers’ lounge, closet romantics Minerva McGonagall and Charity Burbage can’t help formulating a plan. It’s about time those two got some, and they intend to make it happen. With a little help from the writings of one William Shakespeare (a very intelligent Muggle indeed) and some bribing of the castle paintings, they set out to make two people – a man in love with his cat and a woman in love with her books – fall in love with each other…
…just in time for the Yule Ball.
I love this! Your portrayals of all the characters are very believable and funny. I especially loved Peeves's reference to PPP Wizard Swears. Can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Thank you! And yay someone got the Potter Puppet Pals reference. :D
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! I loved the last line from Bacchus.
Summary: After her brother's Potter-assisting activities are discovered by Death Eaters, Ginny's Easter holiday take a bit of a sour turn.A missing moment from Deathly Hallows I'm not J.K. Rowling, which should be obvious as soon as you being reading. Haha.
Very well written. Ginny and Bill are especially well done. I wish there was more of this story. Living at Muriel's offers so much opportunity for comedy.
Author's Response: You are so right, and as I understand it, leaving the reader wanting more is a GOOD thing. :) Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to leave a review. ~Lori
Summary: In the Final Battle, we know that Remus and Tonks lost their lives fighting; however, we never saw a death scene for the two of them. We don't know what was going on with them during the battle. We only know that Remus came before Tonks, and then we see that they are both dead. This story is my take on how the power of love can never be ignored, just like Dumbledore always said.
Very nice and sweet. Both Lupin and Tonks are believable, if a little more mushy than in the books. Then again, this is a romance, so they should be. I like your interpretation of the afterlife and Andromeda. Keep writing.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much! I tried my best to make it realistic, and it's good to know that my interpretation of the afterlife went over well!
Summary: Arthur Weasley, as he has no shame in admitting, is prone to taking his work home with him. How, then, do a couple of enchanted storybooks confiscated by the Ministry, lead to a night where he realizes that his daughter may be pursuing her own happy ending? And how, exactly, does he take to this information?
I love this story! I think your portrayal of Arthur is perfect and true to the character and I love how the storybook was changed to suit Ginny. Good job!
Author's Response: Thank you! I was very picky with how I portrayed Arthur - it is good to hear that he is, in fact, believable in this light :]
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
One vote in favor of Mr. Evans. Give him some community service and maybe compensation to Mr. Dursley.
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
PLEASE DO THE SEQUEL WITH THE LOVE POTION!
Seriously, this was an excellent story. Both boys were perfectly in character and I could imagine them actually doing this. Very well done!
(Seriously want that sequel as well.)
Author's Response: Haha, thank you! I have been considering a sequel... with your encouragement, I think I might!
Summary: Hermione and Ginny want revenge for a prank that Harry and Ron pulled on them, and Hermione thinks she has the perfect idea...
This story includes a dollop of love potion, a sprinkling of cheesy romantic cliches, and a generous splash of incredibly embarassing memories for Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.
Fabulous! I'm really glad you wrote this. It was just as funny as the first one, and I really could believe it happening to these characters. I look forward to more of your stories!
Summary: Just because Social Services never noticed Harry was abused, doesn't mean other people on Privet Drive didn't. The quiet image of perfection of Privet Drive can attract strange ill characters.
This is an excellently written "what if?" story. I think it would be interesting if you did a chaptered piece following "Andrew" in this new situation.
The Hat That Thinks It is a Chair (but is really a reindeer) by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]
Summary: In April 2011, Justin Finch-Fletchley is attending a very important event in the Muggle social calender. Usually he loathes the formality of these occasions, but now he has someone to share them with, he starts to relax and have fun.
Ten months ago, a plucky band of flisters from all over the world logged onto AIM to watch and discuss a certain event. This story is dedicated to all of you. ♥ forever.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and I don't expect any garden party invitations in the near future. A spell in the Tower might well be in order.
This is Equinox Chick and this is positively my last entry into the Inaugural Great Hall Challenge. So long and thanks for all the flist!
I like this. It's very sweet... and yes, a bit daft. But it makes a nice little story.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. Daft- very definitely. I was high on writing for the challenge when I penned this. I'm glad it makes sense, anyway. ~Carole~
Summary: Neville enjoys a quiet moment... until it all goes awry.
This is the most adorable thing I have ever encountered that did not involve kittens. Excellent story!
Author's Response: I could have involved kittens, but then I'd likely have gone into diabetic shock. :) Thank you for the kudos and for the review. :)
Summary: Ron wasn't always afraid of spiders, you know. Then, one day, everything changed. He was only three.
Charming, if somewhat macabre. The language used is very realistic of a three-year-old and the emotions are just right. Overall, a very good story!
Author's Response: That's so much! I was going for macabre to tell you the truth, this is the origin of Ron's fear after all, so I sort of figured it had to be like that. I am so glad you thought I got the language and the emotions right. Thanks for the review, much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed the story!! :)
Summary: FACT: There had been a death at Hogwarts.
FACT: Deceased was a sixteen-year-old male by the name of Marcus Akers, a Gryffindor student in his sixth year.
FACT: Deceased had had contact with Neville Longbottom between 19:00 and 22:13 the previous evening.
FACT: The poison was administered in a near-exact amount.
FACT: Neville Longbottom is familiar with one of the possible poisons used in the murder.
FACT: Marcus Akers had been romantically involved with Magnolia Longbottom.
SUSPECT: Neville Longbottom. Male, 43, head of Gryffindor House at Hogwarts.
Thank you to the ever inestimable Soraya for the beta and Ellie for helping me reconstruct the story after my planning file was corrupted.
This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Chaptered Challenge of 2012.
Very well done. i like the use of official reports and notes to not only show why Harry believes Neville is guilty, but to make us believe it as well. I'm still not entirely sure that Neville really is the murderer, but you have set it up very well to make it plausible. I can't wait to read more, even if Neville (a personal favorite, by the way) is being painted as a villain.
Excellent start. The facts are well-placed and Harry's character comes through very well. The stakes are high and the mystery is wound perfectly. I can't wait to read more.