Important things to know about me:
female, soon to be 16 and in 10th grade, United States, New Jersey, completely obsessed with Harry Potter, in love with James Potter and Sirius Black.
SoÖIím very opinionated about fanfiction. Itís this problem I have, really, to be so stubborn and judgmental. Thatís why I never leave bad reviews, because Iím scared Iíll say something terrible and have the author take it the wrong way.
I usually only read and write James/Lily and other marauder era stories, because Iím extremely picky about sticking to canon. And since we know so little about what happened back in the time of the Marauders, itís easier to build off of what JKR gave us and still make it sound good.
Iíve read a sickening amount of J/L stories, and have come to the following conclusions:
-I cannot stand the ĎJames has completely changed for me and now I love himí story. First of all, itís incredibly clichť. I like some clichťs, but not this one. James would not have completely changed for Lily and become this complete gentleman all the time. His arrogance is part of what makes him so attractive. And I believe (though I certainly may be wrong) that Lily secretly had a crush on James ever since first year, so I donít think that she ever truly hated him, no matter what she says or thinks.
-I hate anything that puts Lily and Sirius together. Itís so, so, so, so wrong. Sirius would never in all his life do that to James. And Lily likes James, so she canít like his best mate!
-I donít like the idea of Remus liking Lily. Itís logical, but if it were true, that would mean Remus would have had his heart broken and I hate to think that. I donít really think he would like somebody with a temper like Lilyís anyway. Sheís much too fiery.
-I hate it when Lily becomes completely helpless around James. Being nervous because she likes him is okay, but having her scared to death of Voldemort while James cradles her in his arms is sickening. Slughorn said she was brave, so even though itís normal to be frightened, I donít think she would fall apart at the mention of Voldemort.
-I (most of the time) donít like the use of the death of Lily or Jamesí parents as a way to get them closer. That did not happen. But there are a few stories that I think are brilliant despite the killing off of the parents.
-I donít like it when Lily is made out to be a strict stickler for rules. Slughorn said she was funny, and she couldnít have been if she didnít believe in ever bending the rules. She just didnít like the fact that James was a bully, not that he necessarily broke rules. I think she herself would have broken a few rules. Most people are under the assumption that she was obsessed with rules, but in reality, I doubt she was. If James liked her so much, then there is no way that she could have been.
-Iím not a huge fan of the ďLily and her best friends end up with all of the MaraudersĒ stories. (My old story was one of theseówhich is one of the reasons why I deleted it).
-I strongly believe that Sirius was a womanizer. Letís face itóhe was gorgeous. He was never married (yes, I know, Azkaban contributed to that). Girls liked him and he brushed it off (read OotP if you donít know what Iím talking about). JKR said he was ďsexyĒ. It all adds upóhe was what many people think he wasóa ladiesí man.
-James is a bit of a jerk. Yes, I know, heís also a good man and his head deflates by 7th year, but he also has that hint of arrogance that never quite leaves him, I think. Itís not a bad thingóitís humorous and incredibly attractive.
-Peter wasnít always bad. Period. I donít like it when people make him out to be a COMPLETE mess up, because if he was really as annoying as in some stories, the Marauders would not have been such great friends with him. I do, however, believe that he was always a little bit on the outside of them.
-Remus enjoys the Maraudersí pranks just as much as the rest of them do.
-Lily does not play Quidditch. But she does enjoy it. Sirius probably wasnít on the team, either.
-James and Lily do not have a rocky relationshipóitís supposed to be fun, lively, and humorous. They obviously get into fights, but not of the really terrible variety.
-I imagine all of the Marauders to be alcoholics to a certain degree. They were the Fred and George of their timeófun, lively, and rule-breaking. Alcohol just fits into the picture.
Please donít be offended if I just bashed your story. I myself am no great writer, so my opinion barely means anything.
That was so adorable! I absolutely LOVED it. This is being added to my favorites. Keep up the wonderful work!
Chapter 6 is 40% complete
I love this story. UPDATE SOON PLEASE!
I really enjoyed this, it was quite funny. I can't wait to read what happens next! Update soon!
So funny and so sweet. You really did an amazing job of capturing each person's character, Sirius was my favorite. = )
POOR JAMES! I mean, Lily didn't exactly give him a choice that night...and he didn't know what happened to her parents! I want her to apologize...I mean, it that position, ANY GUY would do what James did. ahhh but I LOVE YOUR STORY if I didn't mention before....10/10!
I really enjoyed this story! I love James/Lily fics and I'm actually writing one myself so I definitely understand the desire for reviews! Please update soon! Great Job!
Author's Response: thanks!! I\'ll make sure to read yours, then!
30 July 07: Chapter 15 up and runnin'!! Eventually, 16 forward will post. Thanks you guys - and yay Deathly Hallows! No Spoilers, but definite cannon!!!!!
Even Harry wondered how in the world the obvious loathing Lily felt for James could have turned into a marriage. How could they have loved each other? Well, if this ever bothered or troubled you in the slightest, look no further! 'The Princess and Prat' picks up around the time of the Pensieve Scene in book 5...
Read "The Princess & the Prat" to find out how it all began!!! Also posted on HPFF.com, with over 1110 reviews.
The end was so funny! I can't wait until next chapter! I hope we see Lily yelling at James...that would be so funny! 10/10--wonderful chapter.
Author's Response: Ohh, the yelling is half the fun.
The coin thing was SO CUTE! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE update!!!!!!! (10/10 just so you know, and this story is on my favorites list)
Author's Response: Ohh, you're so sweet.
I LOVE THIS STORY! But how could you do this to me--I need longer chapters! Wonderful everything I think--10/10. Please update as soon as possible!
Author's Response: Definitely.
I LOVE THIS STORY! Please please please update! I know chapter five just went up, but I'm extremely impatient. And that combined with the amazing-ness of your story really makes a person want more! 10/10
Author's Response: Hi there! I am really glad you like the story and sorry about all the waiting. I just sent chapter six in, so it should be up soon!
Amazing story! I can't wait for next chapter, please update ASAP!
Author's Response: Hey! Thanks for the compliment! It's really appreciated. Don't worry, chapter five was just sent in! It shouldn't be too long now! =)
Brevity does not matter as long as the chapter itself is amazing like yours was! Excellent chapter! I look forward to your update. 10/10
Author's Response: Hi! I'm extremely flattered you enjoyed the chapter! It's great to see such sweet feedback! I'll update soon!
Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful. 10/10--Love it and can't wait for next chapter!
Author's Response: Hey there! Thanks for the great review! It's awesome to get feedback! I'll be sure to update soon!
LOVED THIS CHAPTER! But if Lily was talking about James, what kind of cruel game is she playing? And if she wasn't talking about James, then WHO WAS SHE TALKING ABOUT!?!?!??! 10/10 update soon!
Author's Response: LOL! Thanks for the great review! I tend to leave my readers in the dark, and I love it, but the readers might not. Heheh, I'll be sure to update soon!
love this story. UPDATE!!
I like the writing, and the interesting thing with Lily's dream. Update please!
Author's Response: Yay! My first review! Thanks bunches, and I'll try to get some more chappies in for ya! Let me know what you think. <3
I like the writing, and the interesting thing with Lily's dream. Update please!
Loved this chapter and I can't wait for the next one! I'm really excited to see how Lily acts towards James now that she knows what happened to his dad. 10/10--please update soon! (My story's called "Ending Up Together" if you want to read it [and hopefully review]! It's different from yours...but I hope you enjoy it)
Author's Response: I will definitly read your story and review, since yr so good about it! Gtg to bed now coz it's 11:30 and I'm sooo tired. I was just reading like 30 chapters of I'll Hate You Forever (I think). Good story. anyway, thanks for reviewing! And we will both have to see how Lily reacts, when I write chapter 3, hopefully by this time next week! I'm bad at planning ahead. :) anyway, I'll r/r and update soon.
Good job, that was cute! Please update soon!
Author's Response: thanks. i don't think it was as good as the other two, but it's just that chapter- don't worry! I had a brilliant idea for the plot yesterday, so the story now has a very real and defined ending! **cheers loudly** four will be up soon, I'm hoping to finish it today, 10/21. ta ta!
Author's Response: chapter 4 is in queue!
I really enjoyed this story! I'm adding this on my favorites, just so you know, and please update SOON! 10/10
Author's Response: Thank you soooooo much! Next chapter is going to be called Malfoy's retreat (I think). You're the first person to review! For my first ever fanfic! Thank you!
Author's Response: sorry, Lily's POV got so long that I couldn't even insert Malfoy, let alone have him retreat! :)) I should be able to update today- I hope!