Summary: This story takes place on Christmas Eve at some point after the death of James and Lily. Miles apart and completely alone, Remus Lupin is homeless and Sirius Black is locked in Azkaban. Both struggle with the pain and loneliness of their current situations, reflect on the joy of the past and make Christmas wishes.
that was absolutely beautiful. so perfectly written, so heartwrenchingly sad...i loved it.
Summary: Ginny never expected for things to turn out the way that they did after Voldemort's defeat. Who knew that Harry would push away? Who knew that he was capable of walking right out of her life? Yet still he did, without a single word to her for five years.
beautiful. and not even cliched, you did an amazing job with the emotions.
beautiful. and you did an amazing job with the emotions without making this cliche at all.
Summary: It’s the Marauders’ first Halloween outside of school, and, persuaded by Lily’s assurances that it will be great fun, they agree to spend it ‘the Muggle Way’. But how can anything go as planned when you’re with Sirius Black and James Potter?
ahhh this was absolutely hilarious. the best part by far was remus' story and all the food the poor old lady gave them...brilliant story.
Summary: On the eve of her wedding, Angelina Johnson is filled with looming regrets, before finally accepting her fate. But when old friends come back, Angelina is faced with a descision that could alter the course of her life. It's only then that she realises that she doesn't have time to be afraid, or live with regrets—after all, she had a life to live.
i love the stories like this that base themselves in JK Rowling's world but then have a completely independent plot. This was really refreshing and well-written.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! It means a lot. =D
Summary: So many children had passed through her class in the small Primary School of Little Whinging, and Miss. Morrison liked to think she remembered them all. The shy ones, who hid behind their mothers legs or curled up in their fathers protective arms; the boisterous ones, who ran in small, never ending circles with boundless energy. The smart ones and the ones who struggled, sometimes bravely and sometimes with tears and tantrums. The short ones and the tall ones, the sweet and the mischievous; they were all special to her, in their own way, and they all earned themselves a special place in her memories. All of them, that is, except for one.
that was really cool and extremely well-written. you fit in all the details we know about harry's young life seamlessly.
Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing, I am especially glad you think it fits in so well.
Summary: Yet another Mary Sue Parody, portraying the trio in a less than flatering light and completely irreverent.
oh my goodness. the ending was absolutely brilliant.
Author's Response: Funny, I felt I let the story down a bit with that ending.
Summary: The Order of the Phoenix and the Death Eaters are locked in battle over a highly important magical artifact known to most as Voldy's Deathpants, in bold letters like that. However, they go about battle in a, er, highly unusual way-- a Quidditch match!
Probably the silliest thing that's ever appeared on this site, featuring highly OOC behaviour.
Deathpants is a team of writers consisting of Mind_Over_Matter, cmwinters, wendelin the wierd, and Schmerg_The_Impaler. Our story was written in Round Robin format. This (and our deranged minds) explains its randomness. Enjoy!
The insanity of the Deathpants has gotten to the mods! This ridiculous story WON the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Humour Story!
brilliant. completely made my night. i started laughing at the curling iron comment and never really stopped.
Author's Response: Why, thank you! I forget whose brilliant suggestion it was to put all three Malfoys as Chasers, but it certainly provided for a lot of comedy! (I think I originally wanted to make the Chasers Draco, Wormtail, and Dudley... no comment...) Cheers! --Schmergo (Schmerg_The_Impaler)
Mind_Over_Matter: Ooh - ooh! Me! Me!
Or maybe I\'m just trying to make it look like someone implied that I was brilliant. One of the two.
But thank you! It\'s so funny to have more than one author\'s note...
Summary: It had been the best day of his life! What five year old boy could ask for anything more than a trip to a dragon reserve for his birthday? Charlie Weasley was certain that he really did have the best dad in the whole world!
adorable! i love stories like this that are almost completely independent of the books, and focus on some part we don't usually see. good capturing of bill and charlie as cute little weasleys.
Author's Response: Oh thank you! I loved writing them, they were so much fun!
Summary: After being setup on two disastrous first dates, Hermione reluctantly agrees to a third.
i loved the subtle humor in this. really well-done.
Summary: Ron thinks back on the Final Battle as he makes his way through a small village.
beautiful. very short, and it ended rather abruptly for me, but especially the end was moving. and this line really struck me: "not five minutes after he had found rest and respite from the long and hard battle he had been fighting his entire life."
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I\'m glad you enjoyed the story. That is one of my favorite lines. Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Tom Riddle has found the person with the true key to immortality, but she holds the bitterness of long years forgotten. Written by Masked One of Slytherin for the Myth and Magic category of the New Years Challenge.
that's really interesting, your theory. it's kind of like thinking of how if you really were immortal, you would exist on forever when the whole world was gone...anyways, very well-written, too.
Author's Response: Thank you
Summary: With the war against Voldemort hitting a fevered pitch, Hermione Granger begins to remember more about the night of the Lightning-Struck Tower. Is it possible that this was part of the plan all along?
really cool. i have always believed that snape is still good, and i liked the way that you addressed the issue rather than starting the fic with the characters assuming one or the other POV and never changing. really well-written, too.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review... I\'m still holding out hope for Snape.
Summary: Hermione Granger finds herself in an unusual place, an unusual time for that matter. Through an unintentional mishap, she is tossed right into the mix with James Potter, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, and Sirius Black. Will she make it back to her own time without altering the future irreparably? And what will happen when she returns?
Thanks to everyone who nominated this story for a Quicksilver Quill, and congratulations to the winners!!
wow, i really like this! such a cool idea. the only thing i noticed is that Remus and Sirius would have recognized Hermione in the future (but hey, maybe you account for that later). But it's really well-done and you have a good grasp on the characters and Hermione's emotions!
Summary: I don't mind where you come from
As long as you come to me
I don't like illusions I can't see
All around her, she observes conforming, and it scares her. So many people around her are so similar in their appearance, and sadly, a lot of them are more than similar underneath. Most of them are the same.
that was really cool. luna is so strong that it is a little ridiculous when you think that other people can feel better about themselves by making fun of her. i liked the insight on characters we don't normally see. well-written emotions, too!
Author's Response: I think that even though we hate ourselves for it afterwards, we all want to bring someone down to our level when we\'ve been picked on, just so we know we\'re not alone in it ♥ thanks for the review!
Summary: The Weasleys’ trip to Egypt was crucial to Ginny’s emotional recovery after the Chamber of Secrets. This is a missing moment that attempts to explain how Ginny overcame the trauma of Tom Riddle's possession.
now THAT was cool. good job picking a random moment not included in the books and turning it into something fantastic. and i liked how you started with the current time then flashed back...the whole story felt really alive somehow. nice.
Author's Response: Wow! Thank you very much. I wasn\'t expecting this fic to be validated, let alone to be liked. Thanks!!!!
Summary: Once (when all the world was colored in brightness, and the rising of the sun in the morning meant a new day) she planted a garden with the man she loved best in the world. As her child grew within her body she knelt on the cool earth of the garden and promised her son that there would be a world (shining, golden bright) for him to live in.
Alice Longbottom cannot remember anything. Neville can.
wow. lovely style, and the connection between Alice and Ophelia seems so perfect the way you write it. cool idea and very powerful.
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you think so!
He was Muggle-born, a Hufflepuff, and a slob. Andromeda Black could not understand why a boy with messy hair and untidy ways was so popular until she realised no one enjoyed life like Ted Tonks. It wasn't a secret that he liked her...and she didn't like his girlfriend.
when that ended, i forget it wasn't a part of the real harry potter, because i was really absorbed in it. maybe it's because you have such a natural, smooth writing style. i really liked this! good characterization.
Author's Response: That\'s a wonderful compliment. Thank you! :}
Summary: The weather was perfect. The setting was perfect. The decorations were perfect. The dress was absolutely flawless and the man she was about to marry was as perfect as they come. So why was Ginny Weasley sitting alone in her dressing room with tears in her eyes?
oh gosh. that was amazing. so beautiful and heart-wrenching.
Author's Response: Thanks for the compliments, I\'m glad you liked it. And thanks for the review as always!
Summary: An August thunderstorm, a quiet evening at home in the midst of war, a bedraggled feline - the things that keep Harry sane.
that was really good. i especially loved the line "The distance between them was small, so very small, just a half-step and a hug and the seven pieces of an evil man’s soul." really powerful.