Beta Forums House: Ravenclaw
Homeland: The U.S....I wish I were born and raised in the U.K., however.
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, A Series of Unfortunate Events, 1984, The Catcher in the Rye, Gathering Blue, The Giver, East of Eden, Of Mice and Men, Tortilla Flat
Favorite Movies: Napoleon Dynamite, Mean Girls, The Phantom of the Opera, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Finding Nemo, 300 and Across the Universe, Monster House, Sense and Sensibility, Billy Elliot, 21, Fight Club, The Life Aquatic, Amelie
Hobbies: Writing Fanfiction, Nonsensical Xanga entries and corny romances, reading, riding bikes, playing with my dog, surfing the web, going on AIM, talking to friends, obsessing about John Steinbeck and holding make-believe conversations with people...you guessed it, I'm a little insane.
Lifelong Wish: To wake up, get the mail and find a Hogwarts letter addressed to myself.
Idols: Jesus, J.K. Rowling, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Margo Mayer
Just A Little More About Me: I am a student who cares for just about nothing more than Jesus, family and Harry Potter. My discovery of this wonderful website came around while I was visiting a dear friend, and we were looking for news of the release of Half Blood Prince. During our search, we were delighted to find a copy of "The Seventh Horcrux," a lovely piece of fanfiction written by an author I look up to by the penname of Melindaleo. Since then, MNFF and I have been inseparable, particularly in the long summer months. Our relationship could be easily compared to James Potter and Sirius Black. I wish desperately to advance my writing skills to the level of those whom I have chosen as favorites. I have only posted one fic, a short little piece of poetry about Sirius Black. *squeals like the annoying little fangirl that she is*
Long Live JKR. I hope one day she will become a dictator and turn the world into a wonderful place blossoming with Harry Potter references.
"Love is unexplainable. There are no words for it. You can’t express why you feel so. It just happens," James said. "“Don’t you think that if I had the choice I would have chosen to love someone who didn’t hate me in return?”
“No,” Sirius said simply.
“You’re right.” James said, sighing. “I’m so screwed up, Padfoot.”
The drama-filled romantic tale of Lily and James's mysterious but unfortunate tale. It started with love and ended with death. It makes you wonder about the things they tried to live for. Pre-HBP
Question One: Too many to count
Question Two: JAMES!
Question Three: Halle
Question Four: Cole is soo creepy. Thanks for making James punch him :]
Question Five: The ending chapter with Sirius' speech was so cute
Question Six: Harry/Ginny romance!!!!
Question Seven: It would be James and Lily, but they fight too much, so probably Remus and Katy
Question Eight: A little too much fighting between James and Lily
All I can say is awesome work. I read the whole fic in a couple hours. You had me so captivated it was crazy. I will most DEFINITELY keep an eye out for "Catch My Fall."
Summary: "What can I say?" James shrugged his shoulders. "We are just obviously,"
James laughed, "Meant to be."
Lily Evans and James Potter share absolutely nothing in common, not even their feelings for each other. Lily, perceived as a ‘model student,’ detests the handsome, popular, Quidditch star James, who she thinks to be something of a git. James, on the contrary, has been infatuated with Lily for years, and has let her and the whole school know it.
As time progresses into Voldemort’s ‘reign of terror,’ the two have to learn to trust, tolerate, and love each other.
Please note, this story is incomplete, and will likely remain so for a long time. I apologize!
NOOOOOOOOO! Not the end of the chapter!!! Oh, gosh. So, I just started reading this tonight, and I must say that it is SUPERB. Everything from your dialogue to your descriptions and word choices is simply awesome. Now please, please, PLEASE, update, as your cliffhanger has left me in a horrible state. And one more thing, I'm afraid to tell you that I have taken extreme disliking to "The Notebook"...it made me bawl my eyes out in front of all my friends...^__^
Keep up the good writing!
Summary: Lily thought she was in for a boring summer... but James Potter had other ideas. Love Letters, with a rather bizarre twist.
please? just one more chapter. i think i might die. the suspense is killing me. you are the best author. ever. yes, ever. gah.
p.s. update? please???
okay, i KNOW i already reviewed, but i am beginning to believe you WANT me to commit suicide. THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME, AND YOU HAVEN'T UPDATED IN A YEAAAARRRRR!
just update, alright?
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.”
OH. MY. GOSH.
How could you leave us on such a big cliffhanger!?!?! Anyways, I love what you're doing with the story, and I love where it's going. Most of all, however, I love the fact that you UPDATED!!! :D
You're an extremely talented author. Keep it up!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you think so -- and I'm glad you enjoyed the update! I'll try and update much sooner (especially because of the rather awful cliffhanger.)
Oh my goodness!!!! Ted's a Death Eater!!!! This chapter has to be one of your best. And TRUST ME- there is no way I'm going to lose interest on you now. This story has already had about fifty spectacular climaxes. You are a WONDERFUL author. Keep it up, and I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad to know you're hooked! This chapter was fun to write; it's good to know you enjoyed reading it, too :)
Ahhh! I hate Ted!!!!!
It seemed like this was a shorter chapter, but I think it only made the words you wrote even more powerful. This was great--suspenseful, captivating, and just a little upsetting. :)
Keep it up!
Author's Response: This was shorter than the chapters have been lately -- more like the length of the earlier chapters. It was simply because originally this and part 1 were all one uber-long chapter. I'm glad you liked it nonetheless! Thanks very much for the review.
That's all I can really say. Personally, I'm not as much of a fan of the Lily-and-James-breaking-up-chapters as I am your others, but this was great. This story is so action-packed and every part of it is simply wonderful. I hope you win the Best Canon Romance category for the Quicksilver Quills! This is one of my favorite pieces of fanfiction EVER! :) Keep it up!
Author's Response: Thanks! I didn't really like writing this chapter, to be perfectly honest, because I don't like the idea of James and Lily breaking up, but I have to for the plot. You'll see how it turns out. I'm glad you enjoy the story and think it one of the best!
I like the ending...I feel so terrible for James, though. Women are so mean and moody sometimes, eh? Anyways, nice chapter. I liked it a lot and I can't wait for Part 2. Perhaps it will explain why its called "Comfortably Numb"...? I don't really understand why its called that.
Anyways, nice work.
Author's Response: Yes, part 2 will explain why it's called Comfortably Numb -- I didn't really think of the confusion that would cause when I split the chapter into two parts. I'm glad you liked this chapter; thanks very much for the review. And I feel terrible for James, too! ;)
Summary: What does Lord Voldemort do in his spare time? Well, that's an excellent question. Who would have known that the Dark Lord has a blog? (He also has a loyal following of readers, most of whom are Death Eaters and who post their comments.) Voldemort dispenses advice on everything from murder methods to germ protection to Power Rangers to shoes, and gives an account of the life of an evil overlord. But is he posting too much personal information online? And will Harry read it and find out more about the Dark Lord than Voldemort ever intended? Read and see.
WARNING: Extremely OOC behaviour from almost all.
RUNNER-UP in the 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards for Best Humour fic! Also nominated like 21 times, because apparently my readers are as insane as I am!
Hahahahaha. You probably don't read your reviews on this story anymore, but still. You are a genius. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work, especially since you share my love for Monty Python humour. :) Keep it up.
Author's Response: Are you kiddin'? I answer every review I get! ^_^ I get an email every time I get a review, and I still get excited every time I do. Thanks so much-- and it's awesome to see another Monty Python fan.
Summary: Title says it all, I think
This is so intriguing. I love the way that you worded this...the dramatic sentences are great and add so much to your already intense story. You are GREAT. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it. This definitely deserves a Quicksilver Quills award.
Summary: At last, his grinning face came into the light as he threw himself onto the grass beside her. He leant down so that his lips were almost touching hers and whispered, 'You made me come a damn long way this time.'
Secrets dance through whispered words...as the light fades.
Oh. My. Gosh.
Wow. James and Narcissa??
The only thing I would suggest is a little more background on the time and everything...but then again, that kinda makes it mysterious...keep it up. you rock.
Summary: The Marauders seventh year at Hogwarts is about to begin and everyone is excited, but for James, something—or rather someone—weighs heavily on his mind. All summer he had worked to change into a better person… all for Lily Evans. The only question now is if she’ll give him the second chance he needs to change her mind.
The sequel to The Beginning and Unexpected Hope.
Oh its so sweet.
That wasn't very constructive, but that's all I really have to say. Keep up the great writing. :)
Author's Response: But it IS constructive! At least now I know that I'm doing something right. Thanks for the review.
Summary: James would do anything to get inside Lily’s head. Lily would do anything to get away from James. Lily was brewing a banned potion. James went to find her. Lily made a mistake and the potion exploded. James got his wish, but is it much more than he bargained for?
After a year the Epilouge is now up! Come read for a bit of fun!!
Runner up QSQ - Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Reason for Nomination:
This is the most unique take on how James and Lily really got to know each other. The story is hilarious and keeps you laughing throughout, but it never lets you forget the serious stuff. Plus, she somehow manages to end each chapter with a nice cliffhanger.
Oh my goodness. I LOVE this. I read a while back that people thought you were rushing the storyline, but I think that you're handling it pretty well. With some hard work, this could become a really spectacular fiction. Nice work, this is going on my favorites! :), Victoria
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the compliments, as an author they mean a lot. My beta sent me an email, saying she would send chapter three over on the weekend, so it'll be going in the queue then. I'll try to work hard on it... especially since September Holidays are coming up.
Summary: Every month a werewolf experiences the worst – and it’s always when the full moon rises.
This is a poem about the Lycantrophy’s curse.
Lovely! It's sort of sad for the werewolf, really. But I enjoyed it a lot. I think it's cool how you kept the poem short...It makes your words so much more...powerful. Keep it up, you're wonderful. Oh, and thanks for the wonderful beta-ing you did for me. :) It got past queue!!! *squeals with delight* Hehe.
Author's Response: lol Congratulations for getting it up. And thanks for the lovely review you left me.
Summary: Why? Why had I done it? Why did I go around pushing away every good thing or person that ever happened to me? Was it just in my nature to ruin things?
Seventh year has ended, summer has begun, and Lily Evans has broken up with James Potter. Can she find the courage to ask for forgiveness? Will she finally find acceptance with James?
This story was inspired by the song "1 2 3 4" by Feist.
Oooh. Inspirations has some points there. I guess I didn't catch EVERYTHING when beta-ing. Nevertheless, I think that this story is lovely, and definitely worthy of many reads, reviews and favorites. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it! Can't wait to read more of your work!
Nice job, Vivian!
Author's Response: Victoria! *squishes* Thanks for the review! Don't worry, you are an excellent beta and you totally helped to make this story a lot better. I appreciate all your help! Thanks again!