Hey, all, I'm Minna. I'm a Hufflepuff over on the Beta Boards, as well as a bannerer, poet, draw-er, and drabbler.
For anyone who has gotten into Curiosity, sorry, but I think that story is well and truly dead. I've been debating taking it down off the archives, and I've been unable to quite convince myself to take it down so there it still is.
Its Oliver Wood’s last year at Hogwarts, and it’s his last chance at earning the Quidditch Cup. Just before the final big game, a big secret comes out, and it leaves most of the team confused or angry. Will the Gryffindors be able to pull it together? Or will the secret ruin Wood’s final match at Hogwarts? This is our take on what happened during Oliver Wood's final Quidditch match at Hogwarts.
This was the winning entry, written by The Holyhead Harpies, in the July/August Inter-House Quidditch Match of 2010 on the Mugglenet Beta Boards.
The Holyhead Harpies: Captain: Radcliffefan07 (Gryff!Ash) Co-Captain: harry4lif (Alyssa) Teammate: muggle girl marauder (Lea) Teammate: minnabird (Minna) Alternate: botheringsnape (Slyth!Ash)
Summary: Percy has always put his trust in the Ministry, to the detriment of all else. But when does "trust" become "turning a blind eye"?
As the war progresses, Percy begins to have doubts - doubts that will, eventually, lead him back towards his family.
Summary: Elaine Carrick is an apprentice to a magical art restorer. When she is given her first assignment without supervision, things go further awry than she could have guessed: the portrait is stolen right from under her nose. None of the other paintings were touched, and the thief was in and out in a matter of seconds.
Who could possibly have got past both Elaine and the locking spells on the studio undetected?
This story was written for Prompt 1 in the Mysterious May challenge, and it won first place in that category! It was also nominated for two QSQs in 2012 (Best General story and Best OC).
Summary: Much has been made of the rift between Gryffindor and Slytherin and Slytherin's subsequent flight from Hogwarts, but history has all but forgotten the tragic end to that night.
For, when Slytherin left, his faithful lover followed...
Tied for Best Poetry in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards (!!)
Summary: It’s been almost a year and a half since the war ended, and life is looking good for Susan Bones. She shares a flat with Hannah Abbott (and occasionally Ernie Macmillan, now Hannah’s boyfriend), plans on applying to train as an advocate soon, and follows no less than five programs faithfully on the WWN. And then things get even better when she falls into a weird but wonderful relationship with a violinist named Robin Chanticleer, a larger-than-life character who reminds her of her favorite radio personalities. In fact, you could probably sum up her life right now with the phrase “weird and wonderful.”
But good things don’t always last forever, and her relationship with Robin, and even Robin himself, are not all they seemed at first. Will she and Robin work things out and live happily ever after, or is their relationship doomed to founder?
This story is a sequel of sorts to Honest to the Bone, but you probably don't need to read Honest to the Bone to understand what's going on so whether you choose to read it first or not is up to you.
During the second war, many must leave their homes and run for their lives. What must they feel, forced to hide from a government that hates their very existence?Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards.
Summary: It’s been seven months since Cyril Cresswell fought in the battle that saw the end of Voldemort, nine months since he learned that the Snatchers had murdered his father, and a full year since he lost the girl he loved.
Only the girl he loved hasn’t been lost to death like his father. She’s still walking and breathing and living in her parents’ house in Ottery St. Catchpole. She hasn’t spoken to him since Christmas Eve last year. She blames him for what she’s lost.
All of this means that for him, Christmas isn’t all that merry and bright this year. He doesn’t plan on celebrating it at all. But when his father appears as a ghost in his room on Christmas Eve, he’s swept along on a journey that may just change things for the better.
Cyril has been nominated for Best OC in the 2011 Quicksilver Quills awards. =D
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: Now that Susan has left Hogwarts for good, her mother thinks it’s time that she reconnected with the Muggle relatives whom she has neglected since she started school. Susan decides that her favorite cousin from her childhood, Georgy, is the best place to start.
At first, Susan is nervous and uncertain, but things begin to seem the same as ever, even though it’s been years since the two girls have met up. However, there are still many things that Georgy doesn’t know about Susan’s life.
For once, Susan decides to tell the truth.
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill awards.
Summary: Hugh is a scribe living at a wizarding monastery called St Kentigern's Priory. His peaceful life is shattered when Muggles come, seeking his and his brothers' lives for the crime of witchcraft. And during the melee, Hugh makes the worst mistake of his life...
Summary: Morgana, a sorceress with a grudge against King Arthur and his sorcerous adviser Merlin, has abducted Sir Lancelot. Meaning to rescue Lancelot, Merlin goes to Morgana. Merlin is confident of his winning out - but Morgana intends to send him away a broken man.
I am Minnabird of Hufflepuff, submitting for the Gift of Gab section of the Bookbasilisk Challenge.
Summary: Rose works at the MacFusty dragon reservation in the Hebrides. Life is as normal as it gets at a dragon reserve until the day she and her employer find a sick dragon.
I am Minnabird of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the Third Task Mini-Gauntlet.
Summary: Severus Snape is undoubtedly a man who has had more than his fair share of adversity. And he is also a man twisted by his experiences. What childhood experiences, only hinted at in the memories Harry accidentally saw during Occlumency lessons, helped mold Snape into the Death Eater he later became?