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Well, Iím a Harry Potter fanaticÖI think thatís sort of a given, though. Iím mainly interested in Lily/James stuff, so you should expect mostly that category from me. I spend basically my entire life either reading or writing. Oh, also, if occasionally you see an Authorís Note from me that seems completely random and somewhat spaztastic, just regard it as a normal circumstance and ignore it. That should be about all.
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A Single Miscalculation by megan_lupin
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: One night will always be remembered in the world of Harry Potter. There was one night that started it all — a Dark Lord was defeated, a friendship was broken, and a child was left an orphan, yet hailed as a hero at the same time. The night of All Hallow’s Eve is recounted once again in this tale.

I know what you are thinking. Anyone would think the same thing. You want to hear the story, the tale, from the very beginning. You want to know exactly what happened on that Halloween night of 1981.

Very well. I can tell you about the one night that I will never forget — the night of 31 October, nearly sixteen years ago.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 3448 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
10/26/05 Updated: 10/26/05

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 10/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Night It All Began

Wow. I have to say, I thought this was wonderful! I've never even considered something from Voldemort's point of view, and I though that was incredibly interesting. You had a wonderful grip on the idea of what's happening to Lily and James, and how they would react. Again, I think this is fantastic! Great job!


Of Cauldrons and Comrades by LuthAn
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 71]

Summary: "Albus Dumbledore aimed his wand at the Pensieveís liquid depths and twitched his arm upwards. Ten ghostly figures slowly emerged from the liquid, their bodies spun out of the translucent matter. The Gryffindor Class of 1978..."

We all know how this tale ends, but how does it begin? Did Lily hate James from Day One? Did James fall head over heels the moment he first laid eyes on Lily? How did Remus feel about the whole thing? Who let Peter slip through the cracks? And what exactly happens when Sirius gets hold of some Time-Release Dungbombs?

The Marauders' years at Hogwarts were marked by internal demons, external tensions, and whispers from the shadows growing steadily louder. By intertwining lives in the midst of danger. By powerful love and a whole lot of laughter. This is their story, a tale of cauldrons and comrades.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 82937 Chapters: 22 Completed: No
08/14/06 Updated: 06/11/08

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 09/22/07 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter Sixteen: Curses and a Cloak

this is one of my favorite stories! i'm so excited to read more, so...keep updating! i can't wait to find out what happens with the ruin! i love this; love it, love it, love it!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I\'m so glad you like the story. There\'s more about the ruin on the way, and the next chapter is almost done! :)


Someone To Watch Over Me by MagEd
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 1663]

Summary: Past Featured Story2009 QSQ Awards Winner for Best Chaptered Canon Romance

Before the chosen one was ever born, his parents had to meet, fall in love, and defy Voldemort three times. Easier said than done. Things were never easy for Harry Potter's parents, but it gets a whole lot harder when Death Eaters kidnap Lily. This is the story of Lily and James, the trials they face, and how James finally wins Lily's heart. (pre-Deathly Hallows)


“I’ll always protect you.”

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 185106 Chapters: 34 Completed: Yes
09/17/06 Updated: 01/16/09

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 08/18/08 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 23: What Happened?

No! No fair! How could you do that to me?!?!?! Evil cliff hanger, eeeevvvviiiilllllll!! This story is absolutely fantastic. I love it. So much. It's beyond amazing. You are a spectacular author. Update, update, update! Please! Soon!

Author's Response: Thanks very much! It was rather horrible of me, I know, but I can't help myself -- I'm a cliffhanger addict! I'll try and update soon, I pinky swear!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 09/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

oh. my. god. i can't even describe how much i absolutely love this story. it's amazing! you need to update soon...i'm dying here! not literally, of course....
but anyway, i think it is absitively posilutley fantabulous! you are an amazing author! snaps for you! yay! ok, i'm kinda rambling now. anyway, i love it!

Author's Response: Rambling in reviews is never frowned on -- its still a review! Thanks very much, I\'m glad you like the story! And actually, an update should be very soon, as I\'m already almost finished writing the next chapter!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 12/14/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Oh. My. God. Oh my god! I totally knew it, too! I thought Ted was a Death Eater the second James started suspecting something about him! But still, I hoped it wasn't true...oh my god!

And he stabbed Lily! AH! OH MY GOD! Is James going to come save her? He has to! Please please please update soon!

Author's Response: Did you guess it? If you did, good for you! I had been trying to drop hints that Ted wasn't exactly a great person. . . . Most of the reviewers seem to think that James will be the one to rescue her, but you'll just have to wait and find out as soon as I can update! (Which will hopefully be very soon!) Thanks for the review.


What Does It Matter? by MagEd
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 26]

Summary: The first war with Voldemort is at it's worst, and everything is going wrong for Lily Potter. Her sister is blaming her for their parents' deaths. Her friends are dead or in danger. Nine out of ten nights, she doesn't even know where James is, if he's even alive. She can't confide in anyone. She is just about ready to give up, when suddenly she is handed new hope -- in the most unexpected way. Originally written for the New Year's Myth and Magic challenge. *one-shot*

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6670 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
02/02/07 Updated: 02/07/07

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 06/22/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow. That was really good! I loved how you brought in the mythology. I'm a big fan of it myself, so I thought this was really creative and cool. I also thought the way you kind of changed from memory to reality to fantasy and back to reality again was awesome. It flowed really nicely. Awesome job, and great story!

Author's Response: Thanks! I really love mythology as well; I\'m glad you liked how I incorporated it in. :)


My Constant by MoRoCcAnAnDpRoUd
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 487]

Summary: The first war with Lord Voldemort is constantly getting worse; people are dying left and right, dementors are attacking people on the Death Eaters' orders, and nobody knows who is trustworthy anymore. Lily Evans, in her seventh year at Howarts, does not want to be a part of the war -- but some things are unavoidable.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 147617 Chapters: 36 Completed: Yes
03/16/07 Updated: 05/01/14

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/21/08 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter Twelve

Wow. That's all I can really say. This was so sad, but so incredible. I feel so bad for James!

Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/21/08 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter Thirteen

I love James too! He's so sweet! I feel so bad for everyone, though! Life sucks sometimes. Poor Lily. Poor James.

Author's Response: =[ Poor future Potters.\r\n\r\nThank you!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/16/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Wow. This really sets the tone for the story, and it's written really well. I especially love the ending; that last sentence has me hooked. Now I shall read the next chapter! Amazing job!

Author's Response: Thank you! Enjoy (:

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/16/08 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter One

Still amazing, still spectacular. I am really impressed. Your description is fantastic; I can really feel the atmosphere, the despair. Which sounds depressing, but it sheds excellent light onto your writing...way to go!

Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/16/08 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter Two

I disagree with you; I don't think this chapter is boring. I liked it a lot, actually. I really enjoyed that ending piece with Lily and James. It was a good way to end it, on a light note in the midst of all the problems that they're facing. I also have one question: is it physically possible to fit a whole chicken leg in your mouth? :)

Author's Response: Hmm. Maybe like a little chicken leg? Actually no. Wait do you mean the entire leg, including the thigh? Or just the drumstick? Because the latter, maybe. I\'m thinking people in certain professions could do it, hinthint.

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/16/08 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Three

I liked it being from James's point of view, it gives the story a nice twist. I also like him getting cute!

Author's Response: Thanks (:

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/18/08 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Four

I really like this chapter. I wouldn't say it's your best one, but it definitely defines some of the relationships and stuff. Also, I have one suggestion. Toward the beginning of the story, when Lily accidently mutters "my fault" out loud, I thought it went a bit fast. James asked her what she was talking about, and it just seemed to me like she was a little too willing to say. Maybe just add another sentence about him pestering her? Just a suggestion. Otherwise it's wonderful.

Author's Response: Thanks for the suggestion - I added in just a couple lines. See if you like that better? (: Thank you!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/18/08 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Five

I loved this chapter. I can't even really give you a concrete reason why...I just loved it. My favorite line, I have to say, was one of Marly's. "I think it physically hurts him when you stay up all night." I just love it. It's striking, to me, and it definitely shows how much James cares. Excellent job!

Author's Response: Thank you! (:

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/18/08 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Six

Oooooh...intense...I love it!

Author's Response: Thanks :D

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/21/08 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Eight

I absolutely love this chapter! It's so dramatic and fun to read. I loved the prank the Marauders played on Snape; very original, very funny. Nice job!

Author's Response: Thank you :D

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/21/08 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Nine

Oh my god! That's so sad! I really liked it though. You're a fantastic writer.

Author's Response: Thank you (:

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/21/08 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter Ten

I'm really enjoying your way of having Lily argue with herself. It's very entertaining, and it shows her emotions really well. I've said this before, and I'll say it are an amazing writer.

Author's Response: Thanks so much (:

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 05/21/08 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Eleven

"Erm - would you look at that, the sky is blue!" Best line ever. I love this chapter. Especially the end, with all the Marauders in Lily's kitchen. Amazing job.

Author's Response: Thanks :D


Fading Chances by Niamara
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 25]

Summary: [LJ oneshot] Every year, Lily has denied James what he wanted: to date Lily. Now Lily feels the same way, but has she wasted all of her chances? [to Breathe by Michelle Branch]

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4277 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
07/26/07 Updated: 07/31/07

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 07/31/07 Title: Chapter 1: Fading Chances

oooh! i like it! i really liked how you showed each year passing. great story!

Author's Response: Yay, thanks so much! :)

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