TheSilentQuill
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Joined 08-18-05, id: 880596, Profile Updated: 03-26-12
Author has written 29 stories for Harry Potter, and RENT.

Hello everyone. I thank you for clicking onto this page. If you can see this, you obviously want to know something about me.

I'm a teacher, who used to teach students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (As if you can't tell by a couple of my stories!) and am now teaching upper elementary and doing resource work. English is my mother tongue, but I speak French, and know American Sign Language as well. I can also order a pint of Guinness in Irish, tell a class of children to behave in Inuktiiut (as well as recite the alphabet, and I know a couple of names for animals and foods that most people really wouldn't want to know, and carry on a 4 sentence conversation of everyday pleasantries.). For my teaching certificate, I majored in English, French and Physics. I must have been insane. Physics does look good on a resume, and it's great for picking apart Star Trek episodes.

I'm Canadian and have lived in 7 of our 10 provinces, and now one of the territories. I've traveled to the United States, but my other vacations have had to happen in my imagination.

Thank goodness for the RENT Broadway tour. I saw it in Boston, and it's been inspirational. Also a new theatre company in my home province has picked RENT as their first production so I get to see it a few more times (and at a dramatically reduced price, too!). In January I got to see it twice in Toronto. I've been to NYC twice and am planning a return trip. I had a great day last summer where I ate lunch in the Life Cafe and then saw the fictional version that evening off-broadway.

Although I wouldn't count myself an avid outdoor enthusiast, I do enjoy camping and seeing wildlife up close, as long as the wildlife isn't known to eat humans. By the way, polar bears do drink Coca Cola.

I really haven't abandoned my stories. Mind you, with regard to Out of the Silence at times I just don't feel like writing it. It's kind of like how you develop an aversion to french fries when working at a fast food chain. You don't want to work a deep fryer for fun. I'm slowly plugging away at Out of the Silence. Very Slowly. I have a vague idea of where I want it to go but and still figuring out how I want to get there.

Status of In-Progress Stories

The Curtain of Silence that Surrounds Me (RENT, Challenge Central entry) - Tentatively completed, but see that there's more work to be done on it. I wish to continue the story as time allows.

Out of the Silence (Harry Potter AU fic) -. When I started the story, I based my main character on a friend of mine. In the time since then, my job actually became a lot like my character's. It got to the point where writing this story wasn't relaxing because it seemed like I was reporting on what I was doing during my day. Now that I'm out of that job, I may be in a better frame of mind to write it.

Buddy in Bohemia - Slowly working on it. I've got a few hundred more words on it and think I'll try to continue it between now and Christmas 2015. It's going really slowly.

Kindergarten Justice- I'm trying! I've got a few more ideas for this one. Friends keep giving me suggestions I try to incorporate. I really want to do a Christmas/ Channukah chapter soon. I've also used this as lesson plans with some of my students and it's been a big hit.

Anyways, thanks for reading and reviewing.

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An Aunt's Love by Emma Lipardi reviews
Harry comes home from school and Petunia is upset at the change in her nephew. Petunia decides to do what she should have been doing all along. Dumbledore had better stay away. Petunia Dursley is upset. Warnings on profile.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 71 - Words: 356,847 - Reviews: 14393 - Favs: 9,628 - Follows: 9,298 - Updated: 2/3/2014 - Published: 12/30/2004 - Harry P.
Freaks and Geeks by Hello Moto reviews
Au Non Magic. Draco Malfoy was born deaf, and now he is being forced to go to a boarding school in New England for the first time. Things aren't going his way. Then he meets Harry Potter, a boy with more than his fair share of secrets.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 56,266 - Reviews: 791 - Favs: 705 - Follows: 956 - Updated: 8/26/2008 - Published: 9/22/2005 - Draco M., Harry P.
Left Behind by Aislinn Carter reviews
New chapter! Chp. 27 is up! Voyager wasn't able to come back for Kathryn and Chakotay on New Earth...at least not until seven years later. They are surprised and saddened by what they find. Definitely JC, AU after Resolutions.
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 78,594 - Reviews: 368 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/23/2008 - Published: 4/2/2007 - Chakotay, K. Janeway
A Part of Me that is Missing by cearrae27 reviews
Now AU post HBP. Phaelan meets Voldemort for the first time. Snape OFC Rated for adult topics, language and situations
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 55 - Words: 307,315 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/19/2006 - Published: 1/15/2005 - Severus S.
Deceptive Appearances by ShadeDancer reviews
Harry Potter, the Golden Boy of Gryffindor, has been keeping secrets and it's time for some of them to come out. This is not the Harry everyone thought they knew, appearances can be deceiving. Almost nonexistent slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 36,518 - Reviews: 510 - Favs: 1,063 - Follows: 325 - Updated: 1/25/2006 - Published: 11/18/2004 - Harry P. - Complete
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And the Oscar Goes To reviews
After all the work was complete, it was time to thank the people who helped him along the way.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 627 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/28/2011 - Mark C.
What's in a Name? reviews
A short little scene in which Collins needs a name for his new furry friend.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 669 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/24/2011 - T. Collins - Complete
New Soul reviews
An exploration of Angel done as a song fic.
RENT - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 774 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/17/2011 - Angel D.
A Question reviews
Roger has a question for Mark.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 257 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
A Scarf Story reviews
Mark can't find his scarf.
RENT - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 579 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
Love Today reviews
Ipod challenge fic based on the song by Mika. Maureen wants everyone to love her. Covers events from Maureen's arrival in New York City, to the point where Joanne is setting up her equipment.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,151 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Maureen J. - Complete
Where Do I Go reviews
Where do you go when you lose someone you love? Collins reflects on his time with Angel.
RENT - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,095 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/6/2010 - T. Collins, Angel D. - Complete
Something New reviews
Roger tries to persuade Mark to try something new.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
Kindergarten Justice reviews
Collins challenges the rules on behalf of his new friend.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,665 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/30/2009 - Published: 3/12/2007 - T. Collins, Mark C.
When You Wish Upon A Star reviews
Angel always wanted to be a real girl.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 410 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Angel D.
A Philosopher's Prayer reviews
Set during Without You. Collins' thoughts while caring for Angel.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 718 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/12/2009 - T. Collins - Complete
Out of the Silence reviews
AU. Speech Therapist Alexandra Redding specializes in teaching deaf children to speak. Her new client will connect her old life with her new one in the Muggle world. Deaf Harry fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,206 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 394 - Updated: 5/17/2009 - Published: 12/1/2005 - Harry P., Remus L.
What Were Those Buttons Again? reviews
After being stood up by Benny at the Life Cafe, Mark and Roger play a prank on him.
RENT - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 390 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/7/2008 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
Mark's Addiction reviews
Mark finally comes clean about his addiction.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 198 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/15/2008 - Mark C. - Complete
Twirling reviews
Kindergartners Maureen and Angel aren't happy about their parts in the school Christmas concert
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 788 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/15/2007 - Angel D., Maureen J. - Complete
Raindrops reviews
Collins has always loved the rain.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,127 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/2/2007 - T. Collins, Angel D. - Complete
Dear Angel reviews
Post RENT. Mark writes letters to Angel to tell of love, life, death and HIV. MR challenge fic. Warnings: Slash, character death, HIV, some swearing
RENT - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,309 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/19/2007 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
A Smash Hit reviews
Mark's explains how drama club brought the scarf into his life.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 743 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/21/2007 - Mark C. - Complete
Discovery reviews
Mark's true feelings are discovered, but is it too late. MimiRoger, Unrequited MarkRoger. Warnings mentions homosexual relationships, attempted suicide, dubious consent
RENT - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,234 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/21/2007 - Roger D., Mark C. - Complete
The Silent Curtain Descends reviews
Roger gets particularly violent during his withdrawal with some devastating repercussions for Mark. A companion piece to my story, The Curtain of Silence That Surrounds Me. PreRent story.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 643 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2007 - Mark C. - Complete
Crossing the Line reviews
Roger wants Mark to try something new, but he's not ready to cross that line. MR fic. Written for Challenge 11 at RENT fic challenge.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 358 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
A Lesson in Anarchy reviews
A young Collins tries to convince Mark to fight for freedom of expression. Written for Challenge 10 at Rent Fic Challenge.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 420 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/7/2007 - T. Collins, Mark C. - Complete
Dragons reviews
Mark finds a way to remember and realizes that not all dragons can be slain. Won second place for Challenge Number 8 at Rentfic Challenge.
RENT - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 556 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Mark C. - Complete
It'll Never Work reviews
In a marajuana induced moment of clarity, Collins has an idea for a tv show.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 262 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/17/2007 - T. Collins - Complete
The Curtain of Silence That Surrounds Me reviews
Response to Challenge 25 at Challenge Central. In the wake of Mimi's death, Mark reveals a secret struggle he's been hiding since Roger's withdrawal. How will his friends react to his deafness and how will it impact his feelings for Roger? Mild slash MR
RENT - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,475 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/25/2006 - Published: 8/31/2006 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
Buddy in Bohemia or Elfabet City reviews
Challenge 35 Entry. When Mark realizes that he and Roger will be short on rent, he resorts to drastic measures: He gets a job. ElfRent crossover fic. Rated for safety.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/15/2006
The Secret reviews
While visiting Angel's grave, Collins learns an important secret.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,059 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/10/2006 - T. Collins - Complete
Lost and Found reviews
Drabble. Mark brings home a stray.
RENT - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/20/2006 - Mark C., Roger D. - Complete
It Was a Rainy Day in September reviews
AU, Nonmagic. It was a rainy day in September when Severus Snape first noticed Remus Lupin. These are his reflections on the year that followed that rainy day. SLASH.121306 Edited
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,117 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/3/2006 - Severus S., Remus L. - Complete
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