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Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter.

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“Hello, my name is Mrs J, and I’m an addict.”

“Hi Mrs J,” choruses the imaginary AA meeting I wish were true – as I’m sure my life-threatening addiction to Fanfiction would benefit from such an event.

“It all started,” I say, looking around at the circle of people hunched on folding chairs, with paper cups of burnt smelling coffee in their hands, (why I can’t imagine decently made coffee is a mystery) “with one series of gate-way books – as it always does. Those seven wonderful stories that took over my life. Ten years I used – but it was not so bad. I could function – my friends teased me for what they saw as antisocial behaviour, but they didn’t understand.” I take a breath, willing myself to admit the truth to these folding chaired, small back room of the community centre strangers.

“The next fix was never far away … although there was a dark period between 2000 and 2003 when I thought it would never come.”

A woman catches my eye; she’s nodding in agreement, her eyes hollow like she too can remember the horrible moment the release date of book five was pushed back. It gives me strength to know I’m not alone, and I continue.

“I still had theorising and the wonder of what was to come, the debates on how it would all end and where true aligences lay. They satiated the addiction monster in the years between supply – before the great dealer, J.K. herself, would deliver me her next itch-relieving fix.” There are smiles on the faces of my fellow addicts now, as they are reminded of those happier times.

"Then horror. July 21, 2007 hit and the supply dried up … finished … gone forever.” Gasps and shocked murmurs fill the room as I have the audacity to mention that bittersweet day.

“The questions were answered, there was no more guessing. A wonderful and terrible feeling all at once. There were still the films of course, but they didn’t satisfy. They were the pitiful herbal highs of a Potter-addict’s universe. I needed something … more.” The coffee drinkers are looking down, I can see they are ashamed that they felt the same way.

“A friend – who had noticed my steady decline, the constant re-reading, the trivia books and board games, my endless wanting to recreate the feeling of excitement each new edition had caused – said to me, ‘Why not try Fanfiction? It might take the edge off. It’s free, what harm could it do?’”

In my head this statement is accompanied by a maniacal laugh, a Mr Burns-like steepleling of the fingers and a muttered ‘excellent’ of a man with a cunning plan.

What harm indeed.

“An endless supply … Ever changing … A laptop filled with folder after folder of stories … a smartphone purchased for the sole purpose of never having to be without a hit. What started out as a desire to continue the story, or fill the gaps – quickly became an obsession with non-canon, slash and the worst of all – the dreaded A.U.” How I adore them.

The members of my imagined support group look sympathetic. “When did you last use?” One of them asks.

I hold up my phone “On the train ride here.” I say.

They shake their imaginary heads at my distinct lack of will power, and the very obvious way I couldn’t care less.

“You need to be strong,” another one encourages me “you musn’t let it rule your life.”

But I’m not listening anymore. My phone has beeped, an email has arrived – one of the lovely dealers has delivered.

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Wow, so this was supposed to be a joke ... it is a wee bit terrifying to me that it's only a slightly exaggerated version of the truth. Obviously - who would ride and imaginary train? That would just be silly.

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BLACK Posts by adVENTitiious reviews
This is where I'm going to put new chapters that can't be posted just yet. -SB/RL.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,659 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/28 - Published: 3/15 - [Sirius B., Remus L.] [James P., Lily Evans P.]
Against the Moon by Stoplight Delight reviews
The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 105 - Words: 660,465 - Reviews: 3085 - Favs: 966 - Follows: 1,005 - Updated: 10/31/2014 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Remus L., Sirius B.
Harry Potter and the Parallel Universe by GreySofia reviews
Harry Potter makes the mistake of being too curious one too many times, but unlike before where he had his friends and Professors there to guide him, he is totally alone in a Parallel Universe. Where up is down and bad is good. Danger lurks and whilst one must let sleeping dogs lie, they won't stay asleep forever. AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,836 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 9/20/2014 - Published: 2/22/2014 - Harry P., Hermione G., Draco M., Voldemort
A Cure For Nightmares (& podfic) by picascribit reviews
1976-1978, Non-Magic AU: There's a mysterious new boy at St Godric's boarding school, and Sirius can't stop thinking about him, but the secret Remus is keeping might break Sirius's heart. Underage sex, drug use, self-harm, past sibling death, past child sexual abuse, PTSD. Liberties taken with British boarding school culture. Edited May 2014, podfic available at AO3.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,534 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 490 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 5/19/2014 - Published: 9/29/2010 - [Sirius B., Remus L.] James P., Peter P. - Complete
Loops by Amy-less Wander reviews
A one-shot time-travel story. Just because history follows a fixed timeline, doesn't mean that the timeline won't require a bit of fixing. A 2020 Hermione confesses to visiting 1977.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,503 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/3/2013 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
Second Chance, a new choice by moonbird reviews
Severus was dying in the shrieking shack, and he did indeed die. However, forces out of his control rendered him the ability to re-choose. going back and choose differently.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 71 - Words: 384,473 - Reviews: 854 - Favs: 692 - Follows: 596 - Updated: 8/15/2013 - Published: 9/22/2010 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Time is a Fine Invention by thisbluepeony reviews
Modern Day AU: Sirius Black expected university to be simple; a medley of moonlight trysts and Good Times. What he didn't expect was the yearning for home, the strains on his friendships, or falling for the hot-tempered History student Remus Lupin.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 114,189 - Reviews: 308 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 11/19/2012 - Published: 7/23/2012 - Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
No Expectations by thisbluepeony reviews
Remus Lupin is a little-known music journalist working on a little-known music magazine. Blue Stag are his next Big Project - well, his first anyway.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 98,436 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 3/12/2012 - Remus L., Sirius B. - Complete
Hello by Sara Holmes reviews
AS/S "Scorpius stands still, feeling like he's invisible with all these people who look at him like he's not quite there. Maybe he's actually a ghost, and no-one's bothered to tell him." Written for AS/S fest on LiveJournal.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,481 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 406 - Follows: 27 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Albus S. P., Scorpius M. - Complete
Reason For Life by LadySeradeRETURNS reviews
Hermione uses the Time Turner to go back before the Potter's death, not to change things, but to change the outlook of Sirius's life. She went back for the sake of Harry, the Order and for his salvation. She didn't do it to fall in love
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 178,752 - Reviews: 889 - Favs: 1,407 - Follows: 522 - Updated: 1/4/2010 - Published: 5/15/2008 - Sirius B., Hermione G. - Complete
Dating Remus Lupin by Children of the Shadows reviews
Remus Lupin is a mystery to the whole school; the boy who's quiet, aloof, and cold. He also happens to be queer, which is enough to gain Sirius's interest. What Sirius never realised that dating Remus Lupin wasn't quite as easy as it looked. R/S
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 90,515 - Reviews: 996 - Favs: 1,132 - Follows: 414 - Updated: 5/20/2009 - Published: 7/12/2008 - [Sirius B., Remus L.] - Complete
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One Hundred and Sixty Nine reviews
It was no accident. She was Hermione Granger - as if she'd do anything this insane without the proper research and reference charts. Arriving on the 14th of May 1981, She had given herself 169 days. An ample amount of time to commit murder if one had a strict schedule, the correct notes and the help of one possibly reluctant, estranged heir. COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 57 - Words: 317,360 - Reviews: 1059 - Favs: 1,233 - Follows: 608 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 10/4/2012 - Hermione G., Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
Twenty Eight reviews
::::A Mini Sequel to 169:::: Remus is the DADA Professor at Hogwarts in 1993. Of course, there are no Dementors or wrongly imprisoned Azkaban escapees threatening the school. But even without the Boy-Who-Lived's baggage endangering lives, Hogwarts still seems to attract danger. Someone wants Remus dead, and they are willing to put the whole school at risk to do it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 44,351 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 295 - Updated: 3/25 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Sirius B., Remus L., N. Tonks, Frank L.
Here We Are Nowhere reviews
A tale of marauderly mischief that includes the following: Amateur animagi, death eating, ridiculous teenage reasoning, romance, a plotting mother, scones, attempted murder, muggle records and tea. Not necessarily in that order.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,292 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/3/2013 - Published: 10/9/2013 - Sirius B., Remus L., James P., Peter P.
The 13th of March 1988 reviews
Is it wrong to stun your child? Another random day in the AU future after 169
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,179 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 13 - Published: 6/9/2013 - Hermione G., Sirius B., Walburga B. - Complete
The 3rd of January 1999 reviews
A tiny look into one evening in the AU future after the events of 169.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,952 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/9/2013 - Hermione G., Sirius B. - Complete
Distract With Facts reviews
Companion one-shot to 169. Remus and Sirius would argue about whose fault it was for the rest of their lives. Hagrid just wanted to talk about hedgehogs.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,426 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/20/2013 - Sirius B., Marauders - Complete