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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.

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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.
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Always by The Marauder
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 58]

Summary: It's their last year and Lily is shocked to find that something is different about James...come to think about it...somethings different about Lily as well...will the two finally be able to find the love they are destined to share?

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1477 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/28/04 Updated: 12/28/04


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 01/24/06 Title: Chapter 1: Always

That was so adorable! I absolutely LOVED it. This is being added to my favorites. Keep up the wonderful work!

 

Taste of Revenge by Queen of Serpents
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 259]

Summary:

Bad boy James must be taught a lesson. The game of vengeance begins with Lily's plan to seduce & then dump him and James retaliating when he finds out. But the taste of Revenge is sweet as well as addicting and neither are willing to admit defeat.

Chapter 6 is 40% complete



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 14419 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
12/29/04 Updated: 01/12/06


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/05/05 Title: Chapter 1: It Began With a Kiss

I love this story. UPDATE SOON PLEASE!

 

Meant To Be by chloish
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 679]

Summary: "What can I say?" James shrugged his shoulders. "We are just obviously,"



"Completely,"


"Irrefutably,"


"Logically,"


"Undeniably,"


"Unfortunately,"


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 Ďmodel student,í 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 Voldemortís Ďreign of terror,í 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!





Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 46881 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
Published:
01/09/05 Updated: 11/02/05


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/01/05 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The Letter

AMAZING. Enough said, I think. Please update, I'm dying here!

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 11/03/05 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14 - Time to Waste

LOVED IT! But they REALLY need to get together next chapter, because I'm DYING here. 10/10--amazing.

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 09/04/05 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The Letter

amazing! i need an update PLEASE!

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 11/05/05 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The Letter

I reviewed before but I'd just like to say that THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE JAMES/LILY fanfic!!!! I like it better than my own...I forgot to mention this before. 10/10 as always. This story is perfection!

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/16/05 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 13 Ĺ - An Unwelcome Query

Absolutely AMAZING! You need to update though because I might just die if you don't. 10/10--wonderful everything.

 

Summary: One-Shot written to "She's a Rebel" by Green Day



~*~




James' P.O.V.







My name is James Potter. Yeah, that's right. The James Potter. See, there's this girl I've been after since I was eleven. Her name is Lily Evans. She refuses to date me. I don't know why; I'm talented, good-looking, athletic, smart, and modest. But this is the year. She won't be able to resist me this year. Ready or not, Evans, here I come!







Verse 7 is here!

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7578 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
05/24/05 Updated: 06/25/06


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 04/15/06 Title: Chapter 4: Verse 6

I really enjoyed this, it was quite funny. I can't wait to read what happens next! Update soon!

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 06/27/06 Title: Chapter 5: Verse 7

So funny and so sweet. You really did an amazing job of capturing each person's character, Sirius was my favorite. = )

 

For a Reason by SophieWeasley
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 130]

Summary: In the summer of her sixth year, Lily does something she thinks she will regret for the rest of her life. After losing her parents to a Muggle car accident, loneliness and desperation drive her to see James Potter. Will their encounter remain a stain on her conscience, or will she find out that year that everything happens for a reason?

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 10510 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
05/25/05 Updated: 11/03/05


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 11/07/05 Title: Chapter 1: Lily's Birthday

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!

 

First by Hallie Black
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 163]

Summary: James Potter is an obnoxious, arrogant prat. Lily Evans is stubborn and a bit arrogant herself. James loves Lily. Lily hates James. Will James ever conquer the love of his life when his each and every attempt always fails spectacularly? Humor is guaranteed thanks to the one and only, Sirius Black!

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 15525 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/12/05 Updated: 10/11/05


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/04/05 Title: Chapter 4: Tact

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!

 

Summary:

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.










Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 34098 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
Published:
07/01/05 Updated: 07/22/07


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/15/05 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - One Interesting Day

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.

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/08/05 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Prelude to a Kiss

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.

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/12/05 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

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.

 

Summary: Meet James Potter, a clever, somewhat mischievous, popular student at Hogwarts. He takes every situation in stride and has everything under control, except one: Lily Evans, an amazingly beautiful and intelligent individual. He loves her more than anything, but she despises him more than anything, and a not-so-impressive run-in late at night with her leaves James thinking that chasing after Lily might be hopeless. Then, a series of events happen in James' life, which is topped off by an unexpected visitor that makes his sixth year too sweet to remember.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 78521 Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/17/05 Updated: 07/21/06


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/24/05 Title: Chapter 5: The Stag

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!

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/20/05 Title: Chapter 4: The Duel

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! =)

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 11/20/05 Title: Chapter 9: Don't Try to Be a Hero

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!

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/16/05 Title: Chapter 1: Crumble to Ash

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!

 
Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 11/07/05 Title: Chapter 7: Up and Down

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!

 

Unbreakable by Lily4James
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 48]

Summary: It's the beginning of the end, seventh year.

Sure we all know the basic story, but what really happened in James' and Lily's final year at Hogwarts
James likes Lily and Lily likes James, it should be simple but it's not. Will their relationship blossom as they spend the summer together and as they become head boy and girl? Can their friends help get them together? Will Sirius ever beat James' record-breaking number of detentions? Read on and find out.
A tale about love, hatred, food fights and MWPP.
CAUTION: Contains strong Sirius Black moments, be prepared to fall in love with him.
A/N: I feel so terrible and guilty about everyone who is asking me to update because i have tried and tried but every time i post it it gets rejected. I'm going to rip my hair out if it doesnt get accepted soon! I promise to keep trying, please stick with me in this hour of stress, i need you guys!


Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1289 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
09/16/05 Updated: 03/30/06


Reviewer: hpforlife Signed
Date: 10/07/05 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Invitations and Complications

love this story. UPDATE!!

 
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