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Joined 10-06-15, id: 7192599, Profile Updated: 02-19-16
Author has written 8 stories for Harry Potter.

Hi,

My name is Alex and I am currently a sophomore in college. I am by no means a professional writer (I'm majoring in mechanical engineering), I find writing to be relaxing. Since the stories are in my head, I figured I'd try my hand at sharing them.

My first novel-length story, Sirius Black and the Raising of Children, is now complete. It is a Sirius raises Harry story. It looks at the how Sirius, Andromeda, Frank, and Alice (yes the Longbottoms are okay) deal with the aftermath of the wizarding world. There will be plenty of happy family scenes (including some Hermione) mixed in with the adult's plan for cleaning up the wizarding world. I am in the process of editing.

I am now working on a series of one-shot companion pieces to Sirius Black and the Raising of Children that will focus on some of the characters/moments I gloss over in the main story.

My next major fic will be Incomplete Knowledge, a time travel piece where Neville, Daphne, and Susan go back in time. It will likely follow canon until DH, when the light then loses the war. It will look at what affect three characters who know about the future, but not everything, will affect the storyline.

I am looking for a Beta reader. If you are interested, PM me.

A Note on My Characterization:

Dumbledore:

In Sirius Black and the Raising of Children, Dumbledore will not be a good guy. He might not be entirely dark, but he will at least be a little grey. In my opinion, Dumbledore is a good guy in Rowling's books. While he often makes poor/terrible decisions, I believe them to be more a necessity of the storyline. If Dumbledore simply stopped Voldemort any time he attempted to do something at Hogwarts, there would be no story. If he shared all of his information, there world be no suspense. That being said, as (a now adult) reader, I cannot help but to question his choices. Therefore, in my story he will be trying to control Harry. His desire to place Harry with the Dursley's and imprison Sirius will be to isolate him from the wizarding world so Harry will view him as a savior. Like Rowling, Dumbledore's actions will be necessary for the plot to move.

Sirius Black:

When I read the books as they came out, Sirius was one of my favorite characters. He appears out of nowhere and tries to rescue Harry from his abusive home life. He is thwarted by corrupt ministry workers and dies a tragic death. Looking back, he seems irresponsible, rash, prone to violence, and quick to anger. In my world, he will still be these things, but toned down severely. In my eyes, Azkaban brought him to the edge of insanity. His negative traits were magnified, his temper shortened, in essence, he is broken. If you think about it, he went to prison at age 22 and spent the next 12 years reliving his worst memories. That will break anyone. The fact that he does not go entirely insane indicates he has a strong mind. He never has a chance to grow up. In Sirius Black and the Raising of Children, he will grow up. And fast. Suddenly his best friends are dead, he is raising a family, he realizes the leader of the light is not all good. He must grow up.

Remus Lupin:

I have read several stories where Remus is blamed for not contacting Harry sooner. While I think they bring up valid points, I think Remus, like so many other aspects of Rowling's books, suffers from the needs of the plot. If Remus had appeared and visited Harry throughout childhood, he probably could have tempered the Durley's worst abuses. He would have explained to Harry about the wizarding world, about his parents, his role in Voldemort's downfall. Harry would, for all intensive purposes, be a different person. Therefore, Remus could not have a been a part of Harry's life growing up and could not be more than an occasional presence after third year. Therefore, while he won't be one of the main characters in Sirius Black and the Raising of Children, he will be present. He will be a good friend, and an important part of Harry and Sirius's live.

These are only my own interpretations of these characters. You don't have to agree. I just figured I should explain what the basis for their personalities in my story are.

--Alex

Stories:

Sirius Black and the Raising of Children:

novel length, pre-hogwarts, family and politics

Snape's Choice:

marauders era, one-shot, dark, snape doesn't join the death eaters

Fluid:

short, genderqueer tonks, WIP

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Robb Returns by The Dark Scribbler reviews
The Red Wedding has happened and the Old Gods are getting worried about what has happened. They have no choice. Robb must return.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 112 - Words: 412,888 - Reviews: 4153 - Favs: 3,731 - Follows: 4,045 - Updated: 4/16 - Published: 7/16/2015 - Eddard S./Ned, Robb S., Theon G., Domeric B.
Under a Watchful Eye by mysecretthoughts reviews
A character reads the books story heavy on Sirius and Harry. THERE IS NO ACTUAL RECITATION OF THE BOOKS!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 72 - Words: 506,737 - Reviews: 1898 - Favs: 1,551 - Follows: 1,774 - Updated: 2/18 - Published: 12/25/2014 - Harry P., Sirius B.
Harry Potter and the Peverell Legacy by Jayan phoenix reviews
Book Two of the Heritage Series: Harry is entering his Sixth-Year and the war has barely begun. Voldemort's power grows daily, Harry leads a team of students to Durmstrang and Beauxbatons to compete in the Triwizard Exchange. But an old enemy has resurfaced in Europe and long-forgotten history is at the centre of it all. *Sequel to Harry Potter and the Return of Heritage
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 53 - Words: 405,785 - Reviews: 1783 - Favs: 2,955 - Follows: 3,887 - Updated: 11/6/2017 - Published: 4/26/2014 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Travel Secrets: Third by E4mj reviews
Harry's now going into his 3rd year again & it's getting complicated. Sirius still escaped & Harry has to deal with Slytherin politics & some extra timetravel on top of old drama. Rescuing Sirius is the number one mission, but things keep reverting & Harry is worried he can't change a Thing. Dumbledore/Goodguys bashing. 3rd in series. Rated M coz I'm paranoid. It all belongs to Jo!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 175,748 - Reviews: 2559 - Favs: 5,644 - Follows: 7,492 - Updated: 12/31/2016 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Harry P.
The Debt of Time by ShayaLonnie reviews
When Hermione finds a way to bring Sirius back from the veil, her actions change the rest of the war. Little does she know her spell restoring him to life provokes magic she doesn't understand and sets her on a path that ends with a Time-Turner. *Art by Freya Ishtar*
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 154 - Words: 727,059 - Reviews: 12254 - Favs: 6,982 - Follows: 2,841 - Updated: 10/27/2016 - Published: 10/21/2014 - Hermione G., Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
Rise of the Dark Lady Hermione (adopted) by dunuelos reviews
This is a mix of genres, first and foremost it is a 'Fix It' story. There are also hints of 'Muggles do it better', and more than a little crack, with the BDA being one of the most feared organizations on the planet, along with a bit of fun with Tom Riddle's 'You Know Who' pseudonym. Clell62619 started it. I'm adding to it. I've taken it as far as I can. Feel free to write a sequel
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 20 - Words: 49,636 - Reviews: 461 - Favs: 823 - Follows: 838 - Updated: 9/6/2016 - Published: 2/6/2016 - Hermione G., Susan B., Dr. Granger - Complete
Forging the Sword by Myst Shadow reviews
::Year 2 Divergence:: What does it take, to reshape a child? And if reshaped, what then is formed? Down in the Chamber, a choice is made. (Harry's Gryffindor traits were always so much scarier than other peoples'.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 152,578 - Reviews: 3140 - Favs: 7,971 - Follows: 9,575 - Updated: 8/19/2014 - Published: 5/26/2007 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G.
The Reminders of Yesterday by Nibelethe reviews
During a routine mission, two years after the Narada incident, the Enterprise beams its Captain and away-team back from an uninhabited planet, only to find them drastically altered. No Pairings.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 24,645 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 2/1/2012 - Published: 1/13/2012 - J. Kirk - Complete
Happiness in Azkaban by Myst Shadow reviews
::one-shot:: "Why, Sirius? Why escape now?" Harry's voice broke. "Why not when I was a kid, and really needed you?" ::Cedric is dead and Harry needs /something/ - a conversation that never happened, but maybe should have::
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,860 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 530 - Follows: 93 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks by Paimpont reviews
Harry recalls that a pale little girl called Sally-Anne was sorted into Hufflepuff during his first year, but no one else remembers her. Was there really a Sally-Anne? Harry and Hermione set out to solve the chilling mystery of the lost Hogwarts student.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,835 - Reviews: 1684 - Favs: 4,294 - Follows: 1,391 - Updated: 10/8/2010 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Oh God Not Again! by Sarah1281 reviews
So maybe everything didn't work out perfectly for Harry. Still, most of his friends survived, he'd gotten married, and was about to become a father. If only he'd have stayed away from the Veil, he wouldn't have had to go back and do everything AGAIN.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 50 - Words: 162,639 - Reviews: 11750 - Favs: 17,389 - Follows: 6,950 - Updated: 12/22/2009 - Published: 9/13/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
Black and Bones: A Love Story by Jenni Rose reviews
Hagrid and Sirius missed each other that long ago night. Harry's guardian is Sirius Black, his best friend is Susan Bones.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,815 - Reviews: 402 - Favs: 725 - Follows: 909 - Updated: 11/6/2009 - Published: 9/6/2009 - Harry P., Sirius B.
Dark Marauder by BajaB reviews
The Maruaders were not nice people, but what if the gang was as Dark as they should at first glance appear to be? AU Marauders era one-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,613 - Reviews: 374 - Favs: 2,360 - Follows: 490 - Published: 10/10/2008 - James P. - Complete
The Wendell That Wasn't by opalish reviews
The true story of how Harry and Ginny's kids got their names. Really, it's all Snape's fault. Crackfic oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,814 - Reviews: 508 - Favs: 2,971 - Follows: 354 - Published: 7/15/2008 - Ginny W., Harry P. - Complete
A Black Comedy by nonjon reviews
COMPLETE. Two years after defeating Voldemort, Harry falls into an alternate dimension with his godfather. Together, they embark on a new life filled with drunken debauchery, thievery, and generally antagonizing all their old family, friends, and enemies.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 246,320 - Reviews: 6090 - Favs: 14,095 - Follows: 4,623 - Updated: 4/7/2008 - Published: 2/18/2007 - Complete
The Barista by dietcokechic reviews
COMPLETED Standalone vignettes of life as seen through the eyes of Daniel’s barista. One of the longest works in progress WIP in Stargate fandom is now done! Seasons 1 thru 5
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 51 - Words: 146,521 - Reviews: 1684 - Favs: 881 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 11/1/2005 - Published: 12/9/2002 - D. Jackson - Complete
The Riddle of Jim Lillian by bobsaqqara reviews
As the New Headmistress, McGonagall recalls the events of the tragic Final Battle she stumbles across a mystery that will involve Hermione, Ron, Harry, Ginny, Remus, and Kingsley, and make her question whom she can trust. AU pre HBP
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 50,972 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 508 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 10/24/2005 - Published: 6/2/2005 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
The Power The Dark Lord Knows Of by Finbar reviews
A very silly little one shot where Harry lets Voldemort know about the Power he isnt supposed to know about...
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,553 - Reviews: 367 - Favs: 1,090 - Follows: 255 - Published: 4/4/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
Living with Danger by whydoyouneedtoknow reviews
AU, first in the main Dangerverse series, now complete. Lone wolf. Dream-seer. Bright child. Scarred child. Singer. Prisoner. Dancer child. Dragon child. Eight semi-ordinary people. One extraordinary family, and how they became one. Pre-Hogwarts story.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 222,438 - Reviews: 3705 - Favs: 3,620 - Follows: 831 - Updated: 3/12/2005 - Published: 10/25/2004 - Complete
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A Black Resurgence reviews
Arcturus Black, Head of the Black Family, manages to free Sirius after only two years in prison. Free, though still believed to be a Death Eater by the public, Sirius raises Harry. As he deals with the aftermath of the war and Azkaban, Sirius begins re-evaluating his world view. He ran away from the pureblood world he was born into, believing it to be evil and wrong. But was it?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 37,216 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 596 - Follows: 864 - Updated: 2/19 - Published: 8/10/2016 - Harry P., Sirius B., Andromeda T., Arcturus B.
The Third Side reviews
Sequel to Snape's Choice. Severus has realized that he really isn't cut out to be a Death Eater, but certainly doesn't want to be one of Dumbledore's cronies. Meanwhile, Sirius has had a violent wake up call and realize maybe not all Slytherins are bad. Severus realizes there is a third side to the war, and Sirius remembers he is a Black.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,687 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 20 - Published: 10/25/2017 - Sirius B., Lily Evans P., Severus S.
What Regulus Saw reviews
Regulus saw many things throughout his short life, including the cruelty of the Blacks, the mistakes of Dumbledore, and the horrors of war. Just a short idea I had to get out of my head. Better description to come later.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,251 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/30/2016 - Sirius B., Voldemort, Regulus B., Walburga B. - Complete
Fluid reviews
Tonks received top marks in Concealment and Disguise without studying. She can change her appearance at will. But it isn't just about morphing funny faces. No, for Tonks, being able to change her appearance from a giggling blond girl to a dangerous looking man is more than a neat skill. It is an integral part of her identity as a person. Now Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,478 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/31/2016 - Published: 2/18/2016 - N. Tonks, Charlie W. - Complete
The Sorting reviews
Companion piece to Sirius Black and the Raising of Children. Everyone knows where Hermione, Harry, and co are sorted in cannon. But with radically different childhoods and Hogwarts, where might they be sorted? Read and find out.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,757 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 18 - Published: 2/23/2016 - Harry P., Hermione G., Draco M., Neville L. - Complete
Plausible Deniability reviews
Companion piece to Sirius Black and the Raising of Children. Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody seems like a hard man. But he trained Potter, Black, and Longbottom. So how does he deal with the aftermath of October 31st, when one of the three men he considers a son betrays the other two, killing one and possible the other? Well, he puts his Auror skills to work, discovering the truth.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,996 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/20/2016 - Alastor M., Alice L., Frank L., Amelia B. - Complete
Sirius Black and the Raising of Children reviews
Instead of running after Peter, Sirius takes Harry to the Longbottoms. After surviving the attack and learning he is a wanted man, Sirius, with the help of the Longbottoms and Tonks takes Harry and hides in the muggle world. Watch Harry grow up alongside Hermioneas the adults drag the wizarding world into the 21st century. (21st century setting)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Fantasy - Chapters: 48 - Words: 113,850 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 403 - Follows: 360 - Updated: 2/19/2016 - Published: 10/7/2015 - Sirius B., Alice L., Frank L., Andromeda T. - Complete
Snape's Choice reviews
We know Sirius ran away from home at 16. We know Snape joined the Death Eaters at a young age, only to regret it later. What if Snape was there when Sirius ran away? What if whatever was bad enough to make Sirius ran away made Snape rethink his choice to join the Death Eaters? Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,315 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 14 - Published: 10/11/2015 - Sirius B., Severus S. - Complete