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Chocolate Frog by L A Moody
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 150]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAmid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?

So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.

So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.

Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.

This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 314185 Chapters: 45 Completed: No
Published:
08/30/10 Updated: 10/19/14


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 12/31/12 Title: Chapter 39: Thirty - Nine / Harry: A Visit to the Reliquary

This story has had its ups and downs, but they are all in a better place now.I just wish everybody in the world could have a New Year with the same to look forward to. Happy New year to all fanfiction writers and readers.

Author's Response: And a happy new year to you as well! But don't go thnkng this story is winding down. I still have some twists and turns in store to get the characters lined up for their roles in the epilogue.

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 05/27/14 Title: Chapter 44: Forty - Four / Augusta Longbottom: Ragtag Renegades

"adored with House emblems." I think that should be adorned. I like this Aberforth.

Author's Response: Talk about a Freudian slip, lol! Thanks for catching that; I went back and fixed it during the small window that allows for edits without causing major disruptions with the remainder of the text. (I lost a major part of one afternoon making manual corrections to every other line of one chapter – and hope to never have to do so again for the sake of a single typo.)

Glad you like my take on Aberforth. I was certain there had to be a more nurturing side of him when he said that he was the one who was best able to connect with Ariana.

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/20/14 Title: Chapter 45: Forty - Five / Augusta Longbottom: Perseverance & Prophecy

This has always been a great story with filled out characters, but this chapter was just pure delight.

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 12/28/13 Title: Chapter 43: Forty - Three / Augusta Longbottom: Every Garden Needs Sunshine

Always a pleasure to get another chapter in this huge saga.

Author's Response: Sorry to have kept you waiting so long. The tale’s not over yet. Thanks for not abandoning hope.

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 08/26/13 Title: Chapter 42: Forty - Two / Augusta Longbottom: A Core of Pragmatism

Neviille is one of my favourite characters.

Author's Response: Music to my ears. You'll be please to know that a single Longbottom chapter managed to morph into 4 by the time I was done.

 

Where Are You? by Ginny Weasley Potter
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 32]

Summary:

MISSING
Name: Sheila Anne Rhodes
Age: 22
Height: 5ft 3in

Last seen at Fistral Beach wearing an orange bikini. If found, please contact us through any of the numbers listed below.


Someone goes missing at a beach in Newquay and apart from the grieving family members, nobody is really worried. After all, people keep disappearing like that throughout the year, right? Maybe Sheila's father or husband has unknowingly made an enemy somewhere. Newquay is still safe anyway.

That is what Chris Stevens and his steady girlfriend, Cheryl Willis, think as they head off to Cheryl's beach house for a vacation with a few other friends. Everybody is really looking forward for the trip-- it seems to be a breath of fresh air in each of their busy lives.

But what happens when the number of disappearances begins to increase with no trace of any of the victims? All-OC sequel to 'Killer Instincts', but can be read as a stand-alone. Thank you to my beta Alex/welshdevondragon for polishing this story! :)

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Mental Disorders, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Suicide

Word count: 113288 Chapters: 26 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/12/10 Updated: 10/17/12


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/08/12 Title: Chapter 24: The Unexpected Truth

Last lap. It has been quite a marathon.

Author's Response: Yes, it has-- more for me, I guess. A wonderful marathon of plotting and planning and writing. I miss writing this fic very heavily. Thank you for the review! :)

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 09/24/12 Title: Chapter 21: To (For) Love

There is something odd about this story. Oh yes! The bad guys are winning.

Author's Response: Haha, I like my bad guys. :D Thank you for the review! :) I'm submitting the next chapter in a minute. :)

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 09/12/12 Title: Chapter 20: Where Are You?

I just found this and have been reading for two days. What a fantastic mix of magic, Indian culture, medical school, detective mystery and T.V. soap opera. I will certainly be following your work.

Author's Response: Oh, this review has really made my day! I giggled a little at the TV Soap part... and thank you so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying it so far and hope you will enjoy the further chapters! :) Thank you so very much!

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 09/28/12 Title: Chapter 22: Hell from Heller

Still following. Not sure how you are going to sort this out.

Author's Response: Ha! Good to know I have a regular reader. :D Next chapter will be in the queue in a few minutes and I think you should figure out at least a part of how this is going to end. ;) Thank you for the review! :)

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/03/12 Title: Chapter 23: The Secret From the Grave

An interesting twist.

Author's Response: I'm glad you think so! Update coming soon! :)

 

But I'm a Weasley! by Anisky
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 41]

Summary: Rose Weasley didn't mean to be different. She didn't intend to stand out in her family. She didn't expect to be Sorted... into Slytherin.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 36165 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
02/07/11 Updated: 09/14/13


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 07/21/12 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5: World Domination and First-Year Coups

I am really enjoying this story. Keep it coming.

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 09/15/13 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6: No Place Like Home for the Holidays

I think this is probably the best "offspring sorted into Slytherin" stories I have read.

 

Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 310]

Summary:
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.

Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?

Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011
and
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 94400 Chapters: 22 Completed: No
Published:
02/17/11 Updated: 12/06/14


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 11/24/13 Title: Chapter 20: Interlude: Bad Moon on the Rise

50th anniversary of time travel (Dr Who)? Or I might have read this before.

Author's Response: You're right, I admit it. I demand to be incarcerated in the Tower immediately, with my co-conspirators Sandshoes and Granddad. -N-

 

Hell's Bells by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 34]

Summary:

It was the worst news a father could receive: his son was marrying his worst enemy's daughter.

But for Draco Malfoy, being in the role of the reasonable parent was in itself a debacle as he tried to make the best of a bad situation. But when circumstances forced him to spend more time than he ever cared to with the most irritating Mudblood on the planet, he constantly questioned his sanity, as well as that of his son.

However, Draco might have come to realise that things change, as well as people. Is Hermione Granger Weasley the mad bint he remembered, or were they both a little different this time around?



A Dra-Comedy. 



This story has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance.

This story has also been nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Humour Story.

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 16334 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/19/11 Updated: 11/10/13


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 11/12/13 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

This story just gave me a big grin. Well done.

Author's Response:

I'm glad you liked it. I decided to make a cocktail of all the most obnoxious Dramione tropes and take them as un-seriously as possible. This was the result, and yay that it made you smile. It's sort of/kind of a follow-up to my other Draco wedding fic, Brazen. You may enjoy that one as well.

Thanks for stopping in!

~Jess

 

A Family Matter by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 14]

Summary:

Bachelor life suited Zach Smith just fine, and the lack of expectations on his time and attention suited him even more.

But his life changed in an instant with a knock on the door and an unexpected delivery.



This story has been nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 12719 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
04/12/11 Updated: 06/19/14


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 12/01/13 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

I once lost one of my off spring on a crowded beach in Cormwall. It was probably one of the most frightening five minutes of my life.

Author's Response:

I'm pretty sure all of my parents' more frightful experiences with us were when we were tiny little jerks who would slip away at the grocery store or at some outdoor event. We'll call this a bout of character building for Zach, and perhaps he will maybe kinda realise that he cares about his little munchkin.

Thanks for reading!

~Jess

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 11/14/13 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Odd pairing. Interesting story.

Author's Response:

Well, this is my attempt at a family friendly story. As you've seen in the past, that hasn't been a thing I typically do. I still haven't decided whether I want Zach and Eloise to actually be a pairing, but I do have another chapter of this ready to post for whenever there are a few other stories between this and my last posted fic.

Jess

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/20/14 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

Good to see this chapter.

Author's Response:

Yay, welcome back!

I wanted a swift resolution to Cam's disappearance, mostly because Zach has never really been around kids and doesn't realise this is a thing kids do here and there. Plus, Eloise doesn't have kids, either, but cares about Cameron enough to kind of lose it when he is gone missing. Call it a lesson for both of them: Zach to 'level up' in parenting, and Eloise to maybe learn to be less high-strung about things that, in the end, are far less important than the kid being safe, happy, and healthy.

Let's see how that works out.

~Jess

 
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 11/25/13 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

I am getting a warm feeling from this story.

Author's Response: This is probably as close as I'll get to family-friendly entertainment (you've read my work; you know how that normally goes), so yay! ~Jess

 

The Victory Day Victims by Sainyn Swiftfoot
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary:

Two successive Victory Day parties; two survivors of the War poisoned. Similar circumstances, similar poisons, similar modi operandi.

 

Henry Chumly is an old, callous, unaccepting, misogynistic and in every way completely unsavoury drunk. Almost coincidentally, he also happens to be the best detective at the new agency of the Ministry, the the Cadwallader-Hundert Agency for Response to Malmagic.

 

Padma Patil is young, pretty, talented and excited to work at the Ministry, cracking cases and nabbing criminals. Before her application is accepted, though, she has to spend the customary few weeks working under a professional detective. She expects ennui, tasks far below her talents and frustration; but nothing anyone had ever told her prepared her for Henry Chumly.

 

This is the story (if you ask him) of how Henry put up with the bint and solved the case single-handedly or the story (if you ask her) of how Padma stunned everyone by not only managing to avoid murdering her utter bastard of a superior, but also being the first probationer to play a pivotal role in solving a case. This being a mystery, and in tune with the essence of mysteries, if you wish to find out the truth, you’ll have to read on till the end.

 

[chaptered; OCs and minor characters; comic mystery]

 

This is Sainyn Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2.

 

The views expressed by the utterly hateable Henry Chumly are not those of my own. Please do not take offense. 



Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Slash, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 29131 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/15/11 Updated: 07/13/11


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 07/23/13 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7: In which everything finally makes sense

I have just read this and I may be talking to thin air. I cannot believe it only got ten reviews. It was brilliant. It should be a series.

 

The Flawless Caper by Liandrin
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: In retrospect, he probably shouldn't have taken the case. But when a pretty dame offers Theodore Nott the unsolvable case of the century, he takes it. *ON HIATUS*

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 23202 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
05/16/11 Updated: 06/30/11


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/14/11 Title: Chapter 4: Blaise Zabini

Paper back cover. Big breasted woman showing lots of cleavage. Smoking gun. Is this pulp Harry potter fiction?

Author's Response: I suppose it does have a pulp fiction theme to it. No big-breasted women and guns, though. :P

 
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