Penname: CanisMajor [Contact]
Real name: Geoff
Member Since: 01/15/12
Status: Member
My name is Geoff, and I'm too old-fashioned to have a Facebook page, so what you see here is what you get.

I came late enough to Harry Potter that I never had to wait for the next book to come out. Still, Harry isn't Bertie Wooster: he has but one real story to tell, and the day came when it had been told in full. It turns out, though, that hijacking the characters and settings, trying to recapture the elusive feel that made the originals so successful, is a lot more challenging and fun than I expected it to be.

I'm a complete amateur at this: my real job doesn't involve literature, publishing, or popular entertainment of any kind.
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Stories by CanisMajor

Makers of Fine Wands by CanisMajor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: Ollivander of Croton arrives in Athens in 382 BC with big dreams, none
of which include opening a wand shop. His ambition is to study magic at the newly
opened Platonic Academy. But that's before he meets Plato, and a young witch, and
a Dark wizard, and a Dementor or two -- all of whom seem to have their own ideas
about where Ollivander's attention ought to be directed.

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 14446 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
02/10/15 Updated: 09/29/15

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat really happened the last time someone let the Basilisk out? Harry Potter got a brief and rather self-serving version of the story from Tom Riddle's memory, and a few more details from Myrtle. But there was someone else who could have told him a great deal more, had he known to ask her.

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 30085 Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes
07/03/13 Updated: 10/04/13

Out Of Reach by CanisMajor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 14]

Summary: His mum's a witch and his dad's a wizard, but Phoenix isn't going to Hogwarts.
His parents have other plans, and they know their rights much better than
Vernon Dursley ever did. It all makes perfect sense to them -- but not to
their unhappy eleven-year-old son. The magical education authorities might
have an opinion, too, if anyone were asking them. Or is it just that no-one
is listening?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 15522 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
10/01/12 Updated: 11/27/12

Toads by CanisMajor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Sirius is on the run from Azkaban -- with a little help from the toads.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4503 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/29/12 Updated: 06/09/12

Artist's Knight by CanisMajor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Sir Cadogan meets his own portrait -- and he is not amused.

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4289 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/17/12 Updated: 04/21/12

Hogwarts Destiny by CanisMajor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Christmas 1940, and third-year Tom Riddle approximates a normal,
well-adjusted human being about as well as he is ever going to. Dumbledore
should be pleased, but he is facing pressures of his own, and his
well-laid plans may be going awry ...

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3197 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
01/15/12 Updated: 01/18/12

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