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SIYE Time:16:28 on 25th April 2017


After brooding around, Harry Potter ended up looking out a dirty window in an unused room in some unknown part of the castle. He was startled when he heard a voice close by say, “Hello?” A portrait that had seen better days started a conversation with him. Harry shortly learned that the vast majority of the portraits at Hogwarts are neglected and abandoned. Keeping up conversations, Harry became the most popular person the portraits wanted to talk to.

The portraits know every square inch of the castle, where everybody and everything is, what everybody is saying, what they’re doing, and with whom. Within a month, Harry became the most informed person in the castle. Nothing was sacred.


Challenge Winner The Portrait Network by potterfan2008 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
** Winner of the May 2015 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
*** Winner of Best Overall, Most Adventurous, and The People's Choice Award in The Portraits Challenge ***
Harry found himself in a room of abandoned portraits and cleaned them up. In return for this act of kindness, the portraits decide it is only right to help Harry with the Triwizard Tournament. A simple interaction changes the whole year for Harry.
PG - The Portraits Challenge (2015-2) - Drama, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 17310
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2015.05.15 - Updated: 2015.05.16 - Hits: 6453


Challenge Winner The Fine Art Of Not-So-Fine Art by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
*** Winner of Most Resourceful in The Portraits Challenge ***
Picasso has nothing on certain Wizarding artists. Ars Gratia Artis-- "Art for Art's Sake" doesn't really work for Harry and Ginny (his biography is with Warner Brothers not MGM).
G - The Portraits Challenge (2015-2) - Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 3834
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2015.05.15 - Updated: 2015.05.15 - Hits: 2578


The Great Seer by wandandquill starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 12]
Harry stumbles across an old portrait, that helps him find two things he desperately wants.
G - The Portraits Challenge (2015-2) - None - Warnings: Mild Language - Words: 8898
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2015.05.15 - Updated: 2015.05.15 - Hits: 1785


In The Palette Life Hands To Us by SageDefender starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 21]
Harry finds an unusual friendship with Hogwarts' portraits that causes him to grow and test his preconceptions while unlocking mystery of the Chamber of Secrets.
PG - The Portraits Challenge (2015-2) - Comedy, Drama - Warnings: None - Words: 9342
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 3 - Published: 2015.05.14 - Updated: 2015.05.15 - Hits: 2420


Challenge Winner Harry & Ginny, in the Chamber of Secrɘst by GHL starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 51]
** Winner of the March 2015 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
*** Honorable Mention in The Portraits Challenge ***

This is all your fault! Yes, you know who you are... You couldn't let the kids rest on their Fuddle Fog laurels... Just had to request a sequel, yeah?

September, 1992: the action shifts to Hogwarts, where the hunt for a cursed diary is bogging down. With Ginny stuck in detention, Harry finds himself racing down an unfamiliar corridor, desperately fleeing a lovesick dyslexic. Blundering into a dead end, Harry evades capture and chances upon a brilliant stroke of luck: a gallery of grateful gossips, snitches and spies, all very eager to set our plucky protagonists back on the trail.

Will our delightful duo succumb to the 'Air of Slytherin'? And what about a DADA professor who (surprise, surprise) is not quite who he claims to be?


PG - Alternate Universe, The Portraits Challenge (2015-2) - Action/Adventure, Comedy - Warnings: Mild Language - Words: 18599
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 3 - Published: 2015.04.15 - Updated: 2015.05.06 - Hits: 10267




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