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Well, I’m a Harry Potter fanatic…I think that’s sort of a given, though. I’m 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 Author’s 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 •
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.

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 •
Summary: "Albus Dumbledore aimed his wand at the Pensieve’s 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.

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 • Past Featured Story
Summary: 2009 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.”
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 •
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*
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. :)

Fading Chances by Niamara

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
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]
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! :)

I Love You This Much by MagEd

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: This is the story of a boy and a girl. And a boy. This is the story of love returned and unreturned, of friendship gone dry, and of the things people will do for love. This is the story of James Potter and Lily Evans and Severus Snape. *two-shot*
Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 09/25/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

i've already reviewed this story, but i just read it again and i just had to tell you again and again and again how completely fantastic i think it is. i love it so much, and i can't stop reading it and re-reading it so i can absord the wonderful amazingness of it. thank you so much for writing such a great story! i love it, love it, love it! aaaaaah!

Author's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful and complementary review! I\'m glad you like it, I think it\'s my best writing thus far.

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 09/03/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

aaaah! i love it! love it, love it, love it! you're a fantastic writer! aah! ok, as for the ending...
i thought it was really good, but i was a tiny bit confused at the whole thing with snape looking at malfoy, or whatever that was. so, yeah. still think it's fantastic though! oh, and you do have a few little typos in there. again, fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: I do need to fix those few typos that escaped me, you\'re right. At the end he\'s going to a meeting of Death Eaters, run by Malfoy, who\'s already graduated. Thanks for the review!

Click! by Pussycat123

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Before Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, he is shown a group photo of the original Order of the Phoenix, back when it was his parents fighting against Voldemort.

But a photo doesn’t show their lives, their personalities, their every day conversations ... or how much organising can be needed to take one single photograph when you have a room full of people – especially when four of whom liked to call themselves “Marauders” back in their school days ...

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 09/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: Click!

wow! i think this is a really fantastic story. you captured the personalities really well, especially sirius. "crackpot!" well, i loved your story. even though i leads to a sad subject, i think it was still wonderful.

Author's Response: I\'m very glad you think so, thanks so much!

A Highly Combustible Situation by whatapotter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: When James makes a cocky boast that he knows Hogwarts so well he could make his way around it blindfolded, Lily unexpectedly takes his bet. Now, James has to spend twenty-four hours with a magical blindfold on, fumbling his way around the trickiest areas of the school. If he loses, he must publicly announce his failure, admit he’s not really as cool as he thinks he is, and give a large apology to Severus Snape. If he wins, however, he gains the adulated prize of giving one kiss to Lily Evans.

Suddenly, James is very keen for this bet to take place…

As for Lily… well, at first she thought it would be a grand idea to humiliate Potter, and was looking forward to his embarrassing debut. However, as any student who’s attended Hogwarts for longer than a few hours would know, Hogwarts just isn’t that safe… especially not when you’re blind, have a natural affinity for trouble, and your name is James Potter. Somehow, Lily’s been roped in for Potter-sitting, and it’s starting to look like a very, very long twenty-four hours.

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 09/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: In Which A First Year Is Lost, An Argument Ensues And A Bet Is Made

ooooh! this is great! i love it, i love it, i love it! such a good idea...update soon!

Author's Response: Hehe, I\'m glad you love it. Next update will be along soon! xx

7 Ways to Win Her Heart by x_lily_evans_x

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

Ah, Christmas. The season of joy and love. And Head Boy James Potter fully intends to use the loving atmosphere to his advantage by coming up with plans and using them to capture the heart of Lily Evans.

But since when do plans transfer beautifully from parchment to life?

Six plans become five, five become four, four become three, three become two, two become one, and then there are none.

Then his friends come to the rescue.

But of course.
Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 12/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter I

Wow. I love this story! It's so cute and fluffy and sweet, and it just gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I think you did an excellent job of capturing the characters' personalities. Once again, I love it.

Author's Response: It gave you a \"warm fuzzy feeling?\" Definitely a good sign! Lol. Anyway, I\'m glad that you found the characters believable as those created by the wonderful JK Rowling. (All hail JK Rowling!) Ahem. Anyway, thanks for loving it, and thanks for the review! :D

Amphibious Lizards by Apollonious

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: They are all talented, some more than others. Some play Quidditch. Others are known for their brilliance in academics. They are the Marauders and a group that has lain in the shadows up to now, called the Lady Firebrands, known for their hot tempers and rather subdued practical jokes.

Romance will bloom.

Rivalries will blossom.

The author will try to stop using so many bad plant puns.

The story of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs' NEWT years will be told.

These are the Amphibious Lizards.

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

First of all, I have to let you know that the summary you wrote for this story is incredibly entertaining and definitely caught my attention. I like it a lot. Any chance you might want to give me summary writing lessons? :-) Just kidding.

The first chapter is definitely very surprising. I wasn't expecting Lily to get sent to jail...very new, very different. I'm loving it so far. I really like your writing style. Awesome job!

Author's Response: Thank you. I worked hard on the summary. Thanks for your review!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 06/22/08 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Family Matters

Haha, I love the last bit! That's amazing! I can't believe Remus would actually kiss James...ew! But so funny!

I do have one suggestion, though. It seems to me like Lindy's adoption comes on a little bit fast. I feel like maybe you want to have James watch her for a little longer, maybe, just so we (readers, I mean) can get to know her a tad more. Excellent job, though!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I do wish now I had made the beginning a little longer, maybe put in some more observations about her. But it's too late now. Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 06/22/08 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Lily's Trial

Another very good chapter, if I do say so myself. I'm rather curious to know what Lily and Snape are talking about. I hope it comes up. Hint hink wink wink nudge nudge. ;-)

Author's Response: Thank you! Lily and Snape are just talking about the "Mudblood" incident during O.W.L.s, and that Snape testifying in Lily's favor somehow manages to even that out. Thank you so much!

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 06/22/08 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Shopping

Oooh, Lady Firebrands. I can't wait to see what they come up with! I'm loving your take on Lily, by the way. It's much different than anything I've seen before, and it's really cool. Awesome job.

Author's Response: Thank you very much! I appreciate your review.

Reviewer: emerald_dolphin Signed
Date: 06/22/08 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5: The Wedding

This is really intense. I love it. I've said this before, but it's definitely true: I like your writing style. It's fun to read, and it flows nicely. Great job.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! My writing style is fun to write, too, believe me. Thanks for the review!