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Joined 01-20-14, id: 5468947, Profile Updated: 10-19-21
Author has written 11 stories for Harry Potter, and Magic: The Gathering.

Please note that my "favourites" are really just a reading list - it's the most convenient way to share a reading list between multiple devices. For my recommended stories, see the community "Literate and complete HP stories".

I hate reading a story, enjoying it, only to find that it was last updated five years ago and has been abandoned. So I promise you that except in very rare cases I will only publish a story if it is complete. If my muse prods me into extending a story that I had previously completed then I won't publish until the extension is complete. The one exception to this, so far, is "It's 4:20, I'm Xenophilus Lovegood, Welcome to Quibbler News Network", which is really just a collection of very short stories.

If you would like to extend one of my stories, or are inspired to write your own based on my writing then ... well, be my guest. It would be hypocritical of me to try to stop you from playing in my sandbox when I'm already borrowing other writers' toys! Likewise if you want to translate my work. All I ask, but don't require, is that you inform me when you do so.


On Canon

My writing is, so far, entirely within the Harry Potter fandom. I only consider the real world's culture, geography and history (albeit with wizards occasionally messing with real peoples' heads to create that history) and the original book series to be Canon, and even then, of course, I am happy to diverge from canon. You will, however, notice some inserts from others' non-canonical works, both "fanon" and the non-canonical writings of JKR and her commercial collaborators. I use them if they don't conflict (too much!) with canon or with my own divergence, and if they help the story, as using familiar concepts makes the story more accessible to readers.


The Grand Tour

I have a long work in progress set in the Harry Potter universe but almost entirely outside Britain and before the book series, in which the characters set off on an 18th-century-style Grand Tour of magical Europe. It is currently stalled. I have a fairly detailed universe mapped out for it, in terms of historical events, the various magical countries and their politics, and magical species. The Grand Tour story itself will be largely canon-compliant if I ever finish it. Entirely by accident, one single line of dialogue in "The Wandmaker's Rest" put it in the same universe, although that story is set some decades after the Grand Tour and is not canon-compliant. I may release other shorts also in that universe.


A History Of Tom Riddle, Film-Lover

This is another long work in progress, which will be mostly canon-compliant (there are some tiny differences in film history), which tells the story of Tom Riddle through the films he watched, starting before he ever heard about magic. It is structured as one significant event in his life and one film for every year from 1936 onward.


Magical Sports

The only sport we see in canon is quidditch, but even in a community as small as the magical one there are bound to be other sports, amateur competitions, and of course magicals taking part in non-magical sport. So far I have written an explanation of why real-world association football is so full of play-acting in "Wizard Football", and about broom-racing in "A Simple Little Change", which is a cross-over of sorts (I say of sorts because remember, I consider the real-world to be part of canon) with motorcycle racing. I'm working on one about a magical diving competition - so far I've got the rules, and the beginning and end, now I just need to glue them together.

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Honor To Serve by Stephen Ratliff reviews
A continuation of the world of Honor a Hufflepuff. Harry Potter takes up his seat in the Wizengamot before his fifth year.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 84,761 - Reviews: 631 - Favs: 1,817 - Follows: 2,007 - Updated: 1/5/2019 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Harry P. - Complete
Honor a Hufflepuff by Stephen Ratliff reviews
Harry Potter has decided that the late Cedric Diggory needs to be honored, not forgotten.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,387 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 2,025 - Follows: 634 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 12/15/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Give Me A Reason by Without permission reviews
Ron's got low thoughts on himself and seeks comfort in a journal, then all of the sudden his life is flipped! Vamp fic, new war, full summary inside this is SLASH! MM! RWJFF were you expecting that? COMPLETED!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 94,503 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/17/2005 - Published: 7/22/2004 - Ron W., Justin F. - Complete
Crumbling Pedestal by Shivani reviews
Slash, HPSS- Harry's date with Voldemort at the conclusion of the Triwizard tournament didn't go quite as planned. Fate steps in with a 'unique' opportunity, offering Harry the chance to live and mature in the past. For a while, anyway.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 179,530 - Reviews: 989 - Favs: 4,260 - Follows: 1,131 - Updated: 2/15/2005 - Published: 6/21/2004 - [Harry P., Severus S.] - Complete
Truths by Neurotica reviews
Complete and Revised.AU.After an odd sighting on the full moon, Remus begins to realize his what he's believed for five years isn't quite accurate. With a little help from Dumbledore, Sirius is set free and the Marauders attempt to raise Harry. Pre-DH.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 100,574 - Reviews: 1017 - Favs: 1,793 - Follows: 477 - Updated: 1/27/2005 - Published: 11/10/2004 - Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
I'd Kill You If You Weren't Already Dead by Backroads reviews
After helping defeat Voldemort, Ron finds himself not only dead, but a ghost. Worse, his brother Percy had died unbeknownst to the family a year earlier. Worse still, they've been sentenced to spend the next century together. Will they survive?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 122,462 - Reviews: 877 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/27/2004 - Published: 4/6/2004 - Ron W., Percy W. - Complete
Narcotic Effects by Mehetabelo reviews
After the final battle Harry can find solace in nothing and believes himself to be a failure because of the loss of his friends. A certain manipulative, platinum haired woman decides to yank him out of the downward spiral that is his life. HarryNarcissa.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,337 - Reviews: 228 - Favs: 1,622 - Follows: 539 - Updated: 11/25/2004 - Published: 11/8/2004 - Harry P., Narcissa M. - Complete
The Philosopher's Stone Retransmuted by Regulus reviews
[Complete Formatting completely fixed now!] Book 1 in the RSeries, an AU rewrite. Harry, abused by the Dursleys, meets a young Metamorphmagus one morning in the park. The girl reveals who Harry really is and where he'll soon be going. [Honks]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 132,419 - Reviews: 991 - Favs: 2,619 - Follows: 1,043 - Updated: 11/1/2004 - Published: 8/12/2004 - Harry P., N. Tonks - Complete
Brighter Morning by GreenGecko reviews
Post-Hogwarts AU future written following the canon of book 5. Arthur Potter must help his father regain the magical life he lost track of fifteen years ago as well as cope with his own introduction to the wizarding world. Author's best "short" story.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 69,338 - Reviews: 596 - Favs: 593 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 8/14/2004 - Published: 5/3/2004 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Redemption by krtshadow reviews
COMPLETE! Harry Potter has spent six years in Azkaban. Now, Dumbledore, Black and Lupin are here to retrieve him, now certain of his innocence. Will they be too late to save Harry's sanity? And if so, what does this mean for the world? AU after year 4.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 100,077 - Reviews: 4175 - Favs: 9,139 - Follows: 2,601 - Updated: 2/12/2004 - Published: 8/16/2003 - Harry P. - Complete
Death, Destroyer of Worlds by Lady FoxFire reviews
Completed Death has the power to take lives or to save them. He's about to do both.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,713 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 1,512 - Follows: 485 - Updated: 11/8/2003 - Published: 10/11/2003 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Harry Potter and Broken Wands by Vertex reviews
¤Complete¤ Harry misses his godfather badly but manages to find comfort in somebody who also has lost everything. A sixth year fic, past OotP, from Harry’s pov. HarryFleur, RonHermione and a little RemusOC
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 197,347 - Reviews: 606 - Favs: 971 - Follows: 455 - Updated: 11/6/2003 - Published: 9/20/2003 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Minister's Magic by ckat44 reviews
COMPLETE 6th year fic, Harry sees someone he thought he had lost forever. The Minister is fired so a new one is picked. Harry deals with school, Voldemort, other important heirs, and everthing else! NO SLASH! Review!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 58,262 - Reviews: 368 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/5/2003 - Published: 9/8/2003 - Complete
Choosing Loyalties by ntamara reviews
Ten minutes before Hagrid arrives to tell Harry of his wizarding parentage and destiny, Harry is kidnapped by a Voldemort controlled Quirrell while Peter Pettigrew casts a doppelganger spell and takes Harry’s place. HPSS, SSLV, others implied. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 71,665 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 495 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 10/10/2003 - Published: 7/27/2003 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Psychic Serpent by Barb LP reviews
WINNER OF THE 2002 GOLDEN QUILL AWARD IN THE ROMANCE CATEGORY! Alternate Harry's 5th yr. He gets a snake who has the Sight. Romantic entanglements, Animagus training, house-elf liberation, giants, Snape's Pensieve and more! [COMPLETE]
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 323,390 - Reviews: 1929 - Favs: 2,622 - Follows: 1,046 - Updated: 3/17/2003 - Published: 5/19/2001 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Keep it Simple by Ruskbyte reviews
A prequel of sorts to Leviathan Rising. Harry got through the first task of the Triwizard Tournament thanks to some good, general advice. But what if 'Moody' had given Harry some different advice?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,962 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 498 - Follows: 179 - Published: 3/14/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G.
The Order of the Phoenix by Ruskbyte reviews
*Completed* Harry's fifth year and he's just been chosen by the Order. Kinda strange, especially since the only living member in the Order is Harry! New powers, new friendships, new relationships and old enemies. H/G and R/Hr.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 181,469 - Reviews: 2901 - Favs: 2,665 - Follows: 704 - Updated: 10/10/2002 - Published: 6/10/2002 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Dueling Master by Malena reviews
AU! This is not your average HP fic. It may start out like the others, but it's not. This story involves death, lies, deceit, Voldemort, Death Eaters, the Order of the Pheonix and their weird way of recruiting agents. I hope you enjoy it! RR
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 109,290 - Reviews: 1642 - Favs: 540 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 9/14/2001 - Published: 6/25/2001 - Complete
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Sitting for a Portrait
Ever wondered how magical portraits are made? Dumbledore finds out.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,272 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/14 - Albus D. - Complete
It's 4:20, I'm Xenophilus Lovegood, Welcome to Quibbler News Network reviews
Your fearlessly independent source of magical journalism, specialising in the stories that other broadcasters are afraid to mention!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/24/2021 - Published: 1/25/2021 - Xenophilius L.
A Simple Little Change reviews
I've always thought that quidditch and broom-racing would require the same sort of athleticism as motorcycle racing ...
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/26/2021 - Complete
Why We Don't Talk About Him reviews
Ever wondered why the Weasleys don't talk about their squib cousin?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 392 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/20/2021 - Molly W., Vernon D. - Complete
I refuse to participate! reviews
Harry doesn't care about losing his magic, he just wants to live. The cup doesn't give him the choice.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 694 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 48 - Published: 9/9/2021 - Harry P., Fleur D., Minerva M., Viktor K. - Complete
Wizard Football reviews
Quidditch isn't the only sport in the magical world, it's just the only one played at Hogwarts. Wizard Football is far more popular.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,426 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/16/2021 - Published: 7/12/2021 - Hermione G., Lucius M., Dean T. - Complete
The Wand Chooses the Wizard reviews
Why did Voldemort's wand choose him?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 450 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/23/2021 - Voldemort, Death - Complete
The Curse of the Black Lotus reviews
Draco Malfoy must deliver a progress report to the Dark Lord, and he has a terrible secret
Crossover - Harry Potter & Magic: The Gathering - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 565 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/3/2021 - Draco M., Voldemort, Justin F. - Complete
A Dance With Dragons reviews
Harry is having trouble finding a date and goes to talk to a friend about his troubles
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 664 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/31/2021 - Harry P., Minerva M. - Complete
Twinkleteeth reviews
Harry finds a novel way of getting rid of horcruxes.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,380 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 18 - Published: 7/22/2020 - Harry P. - Complete
The Wandmaker's Rest reviews
Poor Voldemort, he had no idea what he was letting himself in for when he went to kidnap Garrick Ollivander
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,454 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/15/2020 - Published: 6/10/2020 - Voldemort, G. Ollivander - Complete
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