The Hat That Thinks It is a Chair (but is really a reindeer) by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 7]
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!
haha I like it. It's got depth and feeling in the body, but it's bookended by silliness and simple friendship. Kinda elegant that way.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. The whole day of that wedding was silliness for me and my online friends so it was fun to include it in a story. ~Carole~
Summary: Really, must I endure the nauseating burden of owing the tinned twit a favour?
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Written, hurriedly and frantically, for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion by Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff.
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As always, the Harry Potter world and everything in it is property of JKR.
This is great! Very creative and original. I found the characterization of both the Fat Lady (wish I knew her name...) and Sir Cadogan very realistic and amusing. Great work!
Summary: Hermione never gave much thouhgt about Chocolate Frog Cards, but she always has loved one in particular. When the man on the card surprises her, she finds that now they have more meaning to her than ever. A short little R/H fic.
So cute! And such an accurate portrayal of Ron and Hermione while still making it your own.
Summary: The story of Ron and Hermione through a series of missing moments. Who said love was simple?
This was absolutely brilliant! I loved the attention to detail and the perfect way you captured Ron and Hermione's insane way of dealing with their feelings... And I especially love every time you wrote a missing scene that I had never even given a thought to before, like the scenes over the summer or their Hogsmeade trip without Harry, etc. Thank you for the incredible read!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing! It really was seven years of insanity that could have otherwise been easily dealt with but that would be no fun at all. I really tried to pick moments that hadn't been done before I'm glad you liked that! So yeah... thanks for reading :)
Summary: It's the day every Weasley has been dreading since the battle and now it's George's turn to speak. However, before he can begin, he is rudely interrupted by a latecomer.
Joint winner of Best Post-Hogwarts One-Shot at the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards
That was so sad, but also a lovely combination of light-hearted and funny and serious. Thanks for giving Fred a proper send-off.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! It always made me sad that George never got to say goodbye.
Summary: The remarkable story behind Griselda Marchbanks' enigmatic reference to all those things Albus Dumbledore could do with a wand.
Wow, so strange to think of all these ancient characters as young people... this is great, enjoyed it :) The perfect level of subtle inappropriateness. Maybe not so subtle at times... but still perfect.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I was giggling as I wrote it. Yes, it is weird to think of some of them as young people. 1899, imagine! But some things are probably the same in all eras. ;) Thanks again for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Summary: With Hannah, things always go to yellow.
This is really beautiful! Poetic, but without losing the thread of the story. Every time you jumped a few years forward I wanted to know what was going to happen in the past scene, but you made the transition so subtly that I immediately accepted and moved forward with the story.
Author's Response: I'm glad you thought it worked. It's really almost a drabble in terms of length, but it just seemed right to handle in this way... almost just a little glimpse of each time. Thanks again -- I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave a review!
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.
This is wonderfully written, and a great encapsulation of Remus's various roles throughout Harry's life. I think Remus has had more hardships dealt to him than any other character, yet he maintains an amazingly composed and determined outlook on life, which you capture very well.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really appreciate the lovely compliments and am so glad to have done Remus justice here. I truly feel for him when I write things like this. You are exactly right about his hardships. Thanks again for reading this and for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Sophomore Spells at the Wizarding University of Paris by jenniferes
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 145]
Summary: Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy attend their sophomore year at the Wizarding University of Paris. This is a sequel to both the Dragon Does the Tickling, where Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy complete their seventh year at Hogwarts after the war and fall in love and More Wandless Magic with Malfoy, where they complete their freshman year at WUP. I strongly recommend reading both those stories first.
It makes me so sad that they have to hide their relationship again! But I can't really be mad at you because you write Hermione and Draco so well! And you really think through how difficult so many aspects of their relationship would be.
Author's Response: Thank you! I figure something has to happen in their relationship for the story to be interesting. I'm not sure whether having them just solve a mystery of my own invention would be enough to keep readers engaged. But my end game is always a happy one! I also worry about the folks who say Hermione and Draco would never work out, so I try to be realistic about the difficulties. Thanks! Jenny
Summary: Arabella Figg expected to spend Christmas alone, as she did almost every year - as she did almost everything else. A knock on the door changes that...
I liked this! I loved your characterization of Mrs. Figg; I really felt part of her lonely little world.
Summary: At the end of the Christmas holidays, James and Sirius find that Mrs Potter has baked rather a lot of fairy cakes. Fairy cakes which they realise could be put to very good use. But even the best laid plans always have the potential to go wrong.
This is cute! And well-written and funny. Please write a sequel where the Marauders actually manage to get the teachers drunk?? I was looking forward to the entertainment that would surely ensue :) But therefore the twist took me off-guard and made the story all the better.
Author's Response: Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to want more. Writing a sequel would be fun, but I have other things on the go at the moment, so I don't know if/when it would happen. I'll certainly consider it. Thank you for taking the time to review :)
Albus Dumbledore sees it as an opportunity to help his students. Severus Snape sees it as an opportunity for a free drink. What could possibly go wrong?
An early birthday present for a great friend over on the boards, Sophie, otherwise known as the owl. Have a great time!
Substance Abuse added for Snape possibly getting drunk.
hehehe once I got over the fact that Albus is acting like a silly schoolgirl, I thought this was excellent! Once you accept the OOCness, Albus's and Snape's replies actually seemed incredibly true to their characters. And they're a great juxtaposition. Thanks for making me laugh!
Author's Response: Glad I could make you laugh! I tried to keep as close to character as possible, but you have to give them some leeway for the plot. Thanks for reviewing and glad you enjoyed it!
Summary: “Welcome,” said the woman with the wild pink hair, “to your first Magical Cookery class at Hogwarts.”Teddy Lupin has signed up for the mysterious new teacher's cooking classes. But soon, he finds out this woman is no stranger to his life.This fic is a birthday present for the absolutely awe-mazing Equinox Chick/Croll.
This was an excellent story! Such good characters and interwoven plot for so few chapters; I loved it. Nothing felt cliche, everything was so original -- and so well written!
Author's Response: Oh thank you!! :) This is a very lovely review. ~ Natalie
Summary: Ginny Weasley has dedicated her life to protecting the public images of the wizarding elite, making sure that their secrets never get out. But with Draco Malfoy constantly interfering in her life’s work, it makes for surprising scandals of her very own.
This was an excellent story! I liked that you kept details from JKR's ending to the series (Ginny and Draco's respective partners, Harry getting Draco off his charges, etc) but then deviated into your own story in a believable fashion. I loved the use of uncommon secondary characters, like Theo and Cormac, instead of Hermione, Ron, etc., and of course I especially loved Ginny's career and the realistic way she and Draco are initially confused and appalled by their feelings for one another. Beautifully written!
Author's Response: Aww, thank you so much. *hugs* I'm always really happy when a reader enjoys my AU take of DG and my use of minor characters. I do love using ones you don't read much about in HP fanfiction. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed this. ^_^