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It seems like time to update this. As you'll be able to see, i have been around for quite awhile, i tend to just read, and become absorbed in all of the spin-offs and tales. Although i have in the distant past attempted to write something, and i shall never fully rule out the possibility of repeating that.

I'm a Geordie, and usually proud of it, i love the world, have a very Romantic idea of myself, plan on avoiding the real working world for as long possible, and happen to periodically despise the fact that i am not, after all, Harry Potter.

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Harry Potter and the Legacy of the Founders by VoldemortsPatronus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The war is on and the only person with the power to stop Voldemort's second reign of terror is sulking alone in a cold, dark room. The unexpected arrival of an old school chum in Privet Drive jolts him to action, however, as Harry begins his most exciting year at Hogwarts. Year 6 will include a visit to the ancient village of Godric's Hollow; a first hand account of the 1000 year old quarrel that ripped Hogwarts apart; a Fred and George-style farewell to a certain ex-Minister of Magic; and the discovery of the Half-Blood Prince, a mysterious figure who holds the key to winning the war...

(And, as J.K. says, what's life without a little romance?)
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 05/15/07 Title: Chapter 43: Slytherin's Cave

wow! amazing.
i wonder if the HBP is under the draught of living death or something?

Harry Potter and the Girl Who Lived by mrsgeorgeweasley

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It’s Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and once again there is a new Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher, and Snape likes her almost as much as he likes The Boy Who Lived, but why is the new professor so interested in Harry? What dark secrets is she hiding? Is Harry the only survivor of Lord Voldemort’s wrath? Will things ever be simple for our beloved Trio? It’s going to be another interesting year for Harry and his friends, and he’s going to realise that he might not be as alone as he thought and in more ways than one..

This story is newly edited as of 25/3/2009!!

The sequel to this fic has been posted, it is titled Harry Potter and the Unspeakable Power. The spin off stories One Life Owed and The Night That Started It All are also available.

This was written in the aftermath of OOTP. Events of HBP and DH not included.

Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/03/07 Title: Chapter 39: The Unknown Feeling


i read this story a while back but wasnt registered so couldnt review. But i registered and re read it and have gotta say reading great things twice makes them even better!

Life Happens by ColorOfAngels

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Life Is What Happens When You Are Busy Making Plans.

This is the story of Harry J. Potter and Ginny M. Weasley, their lives, friendships, realtionships and everything in between. Life doesn't always take the road they expect or want, but they soon learn that no matter what they do or how hard they try, the world stops for no man and that simply put, Life Happens.

Primarily Harry/Ginny but with Ron/Hermione background. Picks up after the end of book 5 and continues into Post-Hogwarts.

Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/25/07 Title: Chapter 34: Bathrooms Part 1

Your Story is absolutely amazing and deserves to be in the top ten!
It is exactly what i think their lives should have turned out, although i was worried for your sanity when you had the Harry-Chain-Dater and Ginny/Giona storylines going on! LOL I sometimes think that im going insane But i soooo wish that i was harry and could be with the ginny in this story! It is absolutely brilliant!

Just Married....Kinda by ColorOfAngels

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: The dust has settled and the final battle is over now that Harry has defeated Voldemort for the last time......Harry is eager to get on with the rest of his life and is feeling kind of spontaneous, so why not get married?.... Tomorrow....... Mainly Harry/Ginny with some Ron/Hermione Rated for sexual references
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/26/07 Title: Chapter 12: You're What?

This story is also AMAZIN! I would like to see how one arthur weasley is takng all of this as we have seen what almost everyone else thinks! Just an idea:)
But the story is brilliant anyway!

The Night That Started It All by mrsgeorgeweasley

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Final Chapter now available!

This is an offshoot of my main story Harry Potter and the Girl Who Lived. Youíll probably need to read that for this to make any real sense to you but please donít let that stop you from perusing it. This is about the night that Voldemort started his assault on the Potter family. Over two hundred reads, yay!
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/05/07 Title: Chapter 3: The Final Night.

ABSOLUTELEY FANTASTIC! ((again-i hope you like praise!:))

In The Drawing Room by mrsgeorgeweasley

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Just a spin off one shot from the main fic Harry Potter and The Girl Who Lived. This is all about Ellie and Charlie. Over 300 reads!
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: In The Drawing Room

Exactly the same as with your two main fics! Brilliant
Aboluteley Fantastic on an emotional level! I dont normally like invented characters, BUT i absolutely love ellie and if i could i would kill charlie and take his place!

The Final Chapter: Happiness Remembered by jezzleffezzle

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: My version of the last chapter of Book 7. It's a bit sad. Hope you like it. Read and Review, please. (as you might notice, the last word is "scar") OVER 2000 READS (i know thats not a lot compared to some of the other stories here). GET IT UP EVEN HIGHER. THANKS.
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/29/07 Title: Chapter 2: Epilogue: The Boy Who Lived

it is about to make me cry! Brilliant!

Harry Potter and the Unspeakable Power by mrsgeorgeweasley

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: After the trauma of his sixth year Harry and his friends enter into their last year of magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The trio try to balance passing their exams with fighting Voldemort and planning their futures. Despite all that, romance will fill the air with wedding bells ringing out. This year Harry is in more danger than ever when his enemy finds new ways to try and get the Boy Who Lived. Voldemort’s presence will be felt more than ever as he steals more lives; can Harry find himself before its too late? And what adventures will he have along the way?

If you haven’t read Harry Potter and The Girl Who Lived then I would strongly urge you to do so because if you don’t then this story probably won’t make any sense to you. Be helpful to writers by Reading and Reviewing!

The very last chapter of this fic has been reworked. Please re-read there's more about the kids in there! Also my author's notes on the final chapter have also been added. Ten part fic related to this going up shortly!!
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/05/07 Title: Chapter 37: When We Grew Up

absoluteley Amazing as with HPATGWL i read this ages ago and it was fanatstic and it is even better 2nd time round!

Have you written the 10 chapter fic? You should! I Would definateley read it!

All Right, Evans? by anglophile

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Everyone knows the story after that Halloween night that Harry Potter became an orphan... but what about before? James Potter and Lily Evans are two young people with an extroadinary story of bravery, friendship, and love. Join them throughout their seven years at Hogwarts and see how the past affects the future.
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 09/06/07 Title: Chapter 17: Black

horrible cliff hanger! have just read this great story in one night- keep it up!

Author's Response: haha thanks!

Sirius: The Black Knight by Pussycat123

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Sirius was killed by Bellatrix. When he lands headlong at his dead best friend’s feet, he is a little perplexed. All is soon explained, however. He has reached Heaven, and James is here to welcome him. Before he can begin to get used to life in Heaven, he must first “watch his life” on the large screen in front of him, because it will help him understand things better. And so, that’s what he does. From the very beginning, to the very end. You too, can follow him through the ups and downs. Follow him through the highs and the lows. Follow him through the laughter, the pain, and the romance. Follow him through the story of his life. This fic is a tribute to Sirius Black. It is not all marauder-era, although a bulk of it is, and that is why it’s in this category.
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/05/07 Title: Chapter 21: The Beginning

amazing Fic Well Done and a Nice original idea!

Author's Response: Thanks very much, I\'m glad you think so!

The Broken Soul by silverfox

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Dumbledore is dead and Harry is left aloneÖ or is he? An unexpected ally appears to help Harry in his quest to defeat Voldemort. But Harry is running out of time and Voldemort is pressing down hard. Heís determined to get rid of his last remaining obstacle, Harry Potter. Can Harry find all the Horcruxes before it is too late, even with a new ally? The story will include romance, adventure, mystery, murder, betrayal and much more. There will be also some unexpected twists. This story has been abandoned. See the finished version at HPFF!
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 05/25/07 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28: The Lost Memory

Absolutely amazing! At first i thought that the snape/dumbledore vow was a bit obvious but you pulled it off! I NEED more of this story!

Author's Response: Twists are so much fun. You never know what\'s going to happen in this story, so hold on. More is on the way.

You're Beautiful by mrsgeorgeweasley

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The day after Dumbledore's funeral finds Ginny sitting under the Beech tree by the lake. Little does she know that she's being watched...
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: You're Beautiful

yep she is! FANTASTIC!

Friendship, Love, and Pranks: The Story of the Marauders by Padfoot is MINE

Rated: Professors •
Summary: Chapter Thirty-Eight in Queue!

They say someday your life will flash before your eyes...

The Marauders. The name alone strikes fear into the hearts of teachers and makes girls swoon. Watch as Sirius, who has always kept his emotions locked up in a box, finally finds the girl that has its key; as James masterminds everything, except how to win over the girl of his dreams; as Remus finds love, but learns it's just as hard to keep it going, and as Peter tries to prove he's just as good as the other four, no matter what he has to do. They're unstoppable, and it's safe to say that once they're gone, Hogwarts will never be the same again.

...let's make ours worth watching.
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 04/05/07 Title: Chapter 21: Why Donít You Go Find a Parade and Rain on it?

AMaZIN! you sort of feel sorry for jeremy dont you! Poor bloke, aving your gilfriend call you the name of someone who had picked on him because of her!
(does that make sense?)

Author's Response: Yes...kind of...well, I understand what you mean, at least.

Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 03/20/07 Title: Chapter 20: Ixnay on the Oopidstay!

Wicked story! IS AMAZIN!
Love your OCs especially 'agie'!

Author's Response: Thank you very much! I\'m glad you like it!

Beyond the Prophecy by the_bartender713

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Oh, I'll tell you a tale of a sainted wizard, of his friends and their adventures in store. And I'll tell you a tale of an evil wizard, of the decimated world torn apart by his war.

But be warned, I say, think not far ahead. For where you might see gain, loss may be instead.

Heavily run the theories and conclusions dreamt out of whims, but know that what you hope lies most likely not within.

She's written the words, and told the lot of trials, tribulations, and soul-eating rot.

But I won't tell you how, and I won't tell you when. Just know your illustrious Bartender has done it yet again

What lies Beyond the Prophecy and Harry Potter's life- who knows? Only the exalted one, Merlin, and the one who writes.
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 05/28/07 Title: Chapter 6: Epilogue- What Lies Beyond

BLOODY HELL! Absolutely fantastic! Over the past two days i've read all of the Beyond the Prophecy series and have been astounded. You are a fantastic writer! Your imagination must be amazing the idea of a 'Deceasegamot' was absolutely brilliant! WELL DONE

Safe Haven by NikkiSue

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: After a conflicting life as the son of a famous and feared Death Eater, Draco Malfoy has turned spy for the Order. After things go awry, his emergency portkey transports him to his Safe House which turns out to be quite the surprise! New bonds are formed and romance is in bloom. This all goes to show that war indeed brings out the best in people ó and the worst.
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 03/27/07 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Organized Chaos

Amazing fic. With an original scenario! Keep it up!

Author's Response: Why THANK you very much for your review! I have worked hard on finding an original scenerio in my head to get onto paper so I am glad that you have noticed. I appreciate you taking the time to drop in and hope you are able to enjoy the rest of the fic. ~Nicole

When Darkness Did Surround Us by MagEd

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: 2007 QSQ Awards Runner-up for Best Post-Hogwarts

Petunia Dursley is enjoying dinner with her family when someone starts pounding on the door. Ready to tell them off for being so rude and refusing to leave when they didn't answer at first, Petunia opens the door to have a baby shoved into her arms and told she is his only family. Years after the great Harry Potter defeated Voldemort, Death Eaters have risen to power and taken over Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, and even the Ministry of Magic. Their marriages announced invalid, their children in danger and their lives hanging by a thread, the heroes of the war with Voldemort must once again take a stand against evil.

H/G and R/Hr

(pre-Deathly Hallows)


*Quote from The Epilogue*

Suddenly Harry was kissing her as if he couldn’t resist the temptation. There was a kind of frenzy to the kiss at first, a kind of desperate need, but it melted into something soft and sweet and gentle, a promise of a future when kisses would never be limited. When they broke apart he rested his forehead on hers, sprinkling a few affectionate butterfly kisses across her face. “I love you,” he murmured.
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 06/22/09 Title: Chapter 23: The Epilogue

Amazing. An absolutely amazing end. Utterly fantastic. I don't [i]think[/i] i've ever reviewed this before, but it has always been probably my favourite ever future fic, and i have been following it for quite a while.

You have never failed to impress me with this story, the wonderful little devices which you created,the reverse portkey and the time travelling potion being two, have made the universe of this story your own, while the plot elements were woven together in a way which seemed effortlessly believable.

The way in which you 'redeemed' Petunia was incredible too, the changes which came over her were brilliantly handled, and her meeting with Vernon at the end was wonderfully poignant.

Favourite bits then, the jail escape scene was rather excellent, the whole Harry and Ron imprisoned bit actually. While i think the very start was wonderful. Intriguing and mysterious, i was hooked from reading the summary.

On a final note, Paul McCartney, legend..

Well done, you have had me captivated for several years. Time for a re-read i think. :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I love it when reviewers take the time to leave specific details as to what they like about a story. It is much appreciated! Often I don't review a story until the end either, and I'm glad you finally did leave a review. It's good to know that people enjoyed reading the story over the YEARS as much as I did writing it! ;) I always thought that Petunia would play a bigger role in the final Harry Potter book, and I when I orginally started this story it was due to inspiration from J.K. Rowling saying that a Muggle in the seventh book would use magic. Obviously she decided to cut that plot line, but I think it probably would have been Petunia. What other candidate was there? I also like to think that some time Petunia would come to her senses about Lily and Harry, and its good to know that you think I handled her redemption well! Thanks again.

Uncle Fred Calls Him Dick by MagEd

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: 2008 QSQ Awards Runner-up for Best Post-Hogwarts

Harry defeated Voldemort. Harry married Ginny. Harry and Ginny had five children. Harry disappeared. My name is Lily Potter, and this is the story of what happened when my father returned after six years missing to find my mother about to re-marry. This is the story of myself, my crazy family, and most of all, this is the story of my parents and the man who tried to come between them. (pre-Deathly Hallows)


"Oh, I can so die happy now!" -Sirius Potter
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 06/16/07 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13: Lily's Perfect Ending

Putting Draco in there was a masterstroke! The entire stories has been fantastic! Also this story reminds me of a similar fic on HPFZ, except with Lily/james instead of Harry/Ginny. If you haven't read it already, i recommend you check it out-Its called A Different Future!

Author's Response: Thank you, and thanks for the rec!

Of Christmas Past by Chaser921

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny find themselves in a Muggle hotel in Godric's Hollow on the Winter Solstice. During an enthusiastic snowball fight, Harry and Ginny step through a stone circle that transports them seventeen years into the past. This may be the only chance Harry has to spend with his parents, and it may also be what he needs to figure out his relationship with Ginny.

The warning is for later chapters.

Edit: So, this was originally strictly a Harry/Ginny fic, but Ron and Hermione kept trying to get together too, so I felt like I had to change the category. And there's a bit of Lily/James in there too, though they're already married, and I've also added a bit of Remus/Tonks. Poor Sirius is the only Singleton (though he may manage to get a girl of his own)!

Edit: This story was cannon until after Deathly Hallows came out, so I changed it to Alternate Universe, but it's still pretty close to cannon. Only a few things will end up being different when the story ends.

Edit: I've changed all of the chapter titles to the titles of Christmas songs that I felt reflected the events in the chapters best. Tell me what you think! Does it fit?
Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 05/23/08 Title: Chapter 12: In the Bleak Midwinter

Comforted by the airy castles they had built, James and Lily slipped into sleep, unaware that their castles would fall soon after they did.


What a profound line. So sad. Great chapter though.

Things Aren't Always Black and White by padfootsgirl1981

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
2009 QSQs: Runner-up: Best Romance - Other Character Story

Add together one ladies' man, one Quidditch player, one werewolf, and one soon-to-be traitor. Then, mix in one imaginative idiot, one fiery redhead, one clever Ravenclaw, and one blonde artist. Stir counterclockwise until trouble occurs, and you are dealing with one of the best-loved group of friends in Hogwarts history. Follow the story of the four Marauders and four equally troublesome girls. See them deal with their first encounters of love, sorrow, heartache… and Death Eaters. How will these future Order members cope with the ordeals that life throws at them? Will love blossom in what was once thought a highly unlikely place? What do you do when the person you care about most in the world doesn’t seem to notice you at all? Will a well-kept secret shatter the foundations of a seven-year friendship? Follow the lives of these friends through their last year at school to the dramatic final battle with Lord Voldemort two decades later.

Warnings are for later chapters, and any sexual situations are very minor.

Chapter Twenty Two: "The Snakes Strike" is in the queue. Excerpt:

Perfume filled his nostrils as Emma walked passed and Rosier’s gaze lingered on her bare, pale legs as the group headed outdoors. “Don’t you just love summer?” he inquired of Regulus, a hungry sneer lighting his face.

“This is ridiculous,” Regulus announced in a furious whisper, “we’re never going to get them alone!”

“Have faith, Black,” commanded Rosier smoothly. “Girls are well renowned for their desire for girly chats. I’m sure they’ll slip off the shackles of their chaperones soon enough.”

Reviewer: SimpleMinds Signed
Date: 03/20/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Genius Meet Lunacy

Brill start you have captured the charactrs very well. I like the fact that it comes from a non-canon characters point of view.

Author's Response: Thanks a lot! I\'m glad you like my characterisation of the characters, that was the thing I was most worried about. I\'ll try and have the next chapter out soon! Thanks for reviewing.