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I am junior at Michigan State University, although my fiction has been lying dormant since I was a junior in high school! My favorite character is Tonks...closely followed by Fred and George. I also like Andromeda a lot, but I'm not sure if she really counts, seeing as she's never actually in the books.

Most of the time I am a die-hard canon shipper, although I grudgingly accept NEARLY anything well written.

Outside the world of Harry Potter I doodle, do TaeKwonDo, and procrastinate professionally. I adore Art History, shopping, sock monkies, Cirque du Solei, lemonade, Chex Mix, sleep, and singing badly.

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I've scored as both a Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw on these quizzes. The mugglenet fanfiction forums (which has the best test I've seen so far) said I was Ravenclaw...so maybe I am. I still like to think of myself as a Hufflepuff. Woo!! Go Duffers!

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The Life and Times of Harry Potter by Cassie Payne

Rated: Professors •
Summary: After Harry's retirement party, he and Ginny remember their long and happy life together, including Bill and Fleur's wedding, Harry and Ginny's first kiss, and a lot of other firsts, too! (Rated cautiously for adult themes and mild language in later chapters.)
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/11/05 Title: Chapter 9: Ginny's Locket

I hadn't expected to like your story when I started it, but it really drew me in!!! The one thing I didn't like in this chapter was the bit with Ginny using Micheal and Dean. Thats just an awful thing to do. A bit like Scarlett O'Hara. Aside from that I have loved just about everything in your story!

Author's Response: I suppose you are right about poor Michael and Dean, but I've always loved Scarlett, so I guess thats why my subconscious didn't balk. Thanks for your kind words!

The Upside of Being Down by Kimberley

Rated: Professors •
Summary: *COMPLETED!*What happens when you put a hopelessly "romantic" man-hussy and a girl with a soft spot for bedtime activities (not THOSE activities, silly!) together in a dark bedroom? Well, I don't happen to know either, so I suppose we'll find out together, won't we? Come with me, Tia C. Spencer, on a lovely ride through the countryside... er, lakeside... okay, so we won't actually be riding NEXT to anything, but it will be lovely, I promise you that. How can it not be, with me as your illustrious (and quite possibly mad) companion?

And no, contrary to beliefs very likely impressed upon you by this summary, I'm not a gormless prat.

Well... not entirely.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/16/06 Title: Chapter 5: I'd Go Out With Her in a Heartbeat

Chuckle, chuckle. I'm glad Peter isn't being COMPLETELY smooshed to the side in your story. Tia is still hilarious, although I think the broomstick-pin thing was a little strange/expensive/embarrasing-for-the-poor-guy-having-to wear-it. Aside from that, I loved the chapter.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/24/06 Title: Chapter 13: I Am a Hummingbird on Steroids

I practically burst into tears. You are an amazing writer; so funny, but anything dramatic/sad/scary like in this chapter can hit your readers just as hard. I liked how you're humorous voice still pulled through in parts towards the end of this chapter. Wow...wow...wow. 1,000,000/10!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/22/06 Title: Chapter 23: You'll Not Be Wanting That Hat Back

I'm absolutely terrified that Tia is going to run off with Regalus or something of that nature. Even if she does, though, I still love the story. Even though there is certainly quite a bit of "drunken revelry" in it. Tia is the greatest.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/11/05 Title: Chapter 1: Allergic to Idiots

I just started reading this fic and I definitely am exicted to finish it. It is well-written and entertaining. I'm only slightly dissapointed because my own fic idea (for when I actually got the chance to write it down) was is really similar to yours (with the third-party narrator over Lily/James). Love it though!!!

Author's Response: Hey, just because someone else wrote a fic one way, doesn't mean you can't write it the same way, just make it your own, make your readers believe you were the first to come up with it. I doubt very much I'm the first person to ever write a fic with this plot, but I wrote it my way, and that made it original, it made it mine. So definitely don't get discouraged, I'd love to read your fic once you get around to writing it! XD Thanks!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/30/06 Title: Chapter 20: It Might Have Fallen Off

Lovely, not one of my favorite chapters, but still lovely. Having Buddha floating around Tia's room makes everything funnier. 10/10

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/11/06 Title: Chapter 22: Blokes are so Mean

Ooooh! I'm first to review. Three cheers for me...Okay...on to to the actual review... "Why not just stick a great big sign on the side of it, saying, “Tutoring taking place—sssh!” with a little character putting his prat finger to his prat lips to emphasize the dire importance that everybody shut up and look at the swots. Oh wait. They’d already done that." That was absolutely one of my favorite parts of the chapter. I could just picture it. I was rather confused about the "blokes" taking Tia out to the Three Broomsticks. "To what point and purpose?" (stole that from Pirates of the Carribean ) How does Madam Rosmerta let them keep all this up? Its rather depressing that the story is going to end eventually...I want to know what happens to Tia that she's not around in Harry's day!!! Um, yes, that is all. 10/10 for general hilarity!

Author's Response: Teehee! ^_^ Though Tia and the rest of them like to keep me in the dark about certain things, to the best of my knowledge Madam Rosmerta continues to let them get roaring pissed on her premises for two reasons: (a) they're perfectly legal and (b) they pay her every time. So I ask you, why not? As to the story ending... what chapter are we on? 22? Yup, three more left. Woot! But there will still be questions unanswered, questions that will be answered eventually but not just yet as that will take time. But hang in there, darlin! Thanks for the smashing review!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/09/06 Title: Chapter 25: Follow the Big Green Arrows, They Know What They’re Talking About

I laughed, I cried, I started to read the sequel on your livejournal. You are an absolutely ingenious genious and there was a happy ending. None of my fears were confirmed (thank God)! Brilliant job!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/15/06 Title: Chapter 4: The Noble (mmphmhahaha!) and Most Ancient House of Black

I am finally going to start dedicatedly reading your story. I love your writing style. Its so funny, I guess one could say a joy to read. Tia has a fantastically quirky personality, its great.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/20/06 Title: Chapter 7: A Pile of Outraged Marauders

A LOT going on this chapter! Everything was fantastic, as expected. You definetly have a fan in me!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/20/06 Title: Chapter 8: This is Me Sighing

I laughed my head off when Sirius was talking about Pratville. There really is a little nowhere town called Pratville that is vaguely near where I live. So that was crazy ironic. I also really enjoyed the rest of the chapter as well.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/02/06 Title: Chapter 20: It Might Have Fallen Off

This is sort of like a PS to my last review, but this chapter reminded me a LOT of an episode of Seinfeld that I saw. Its called "The Bet", and (just in case you've never seen it) basically the main characters make a bet to see who can be "master of his domain" the longest. Its some award-winning episode and its really funny!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/27/06 Title: Chapter 19: Bigger Than Two Quaffles

Hmmm...I've seen a lot of takes on Lily/James romance and this is a new one. I think it is my favorite now, I had never thought of it that way before. Fantastic. The 'obscene' phone call part was absolutely hilarious. The whole chapter was great, I'm starting to sound like a broken record in these reviews!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 04/16/06 Title: Chapter 1: Allergic to Idiots

Congratulation on being a featured fanfic! I was really excited to see this story there!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/25/06 Title: Chapter 17: Let's All Get Away From Those Good-For-Nothing Hippies

Tia is a terrible host, but I want to steal her bedroom. It is better than something out of PBTeen! The chameleon made me laugh. 10/10 as usual!

Fate by griffindors_lioness

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Lily and James were never your average couple. From the first day of Hogwarts under the Sorting Hat to their graduation day seven years later, they always were the odd ones. But that is why we love 'em, and that is why... after all those years, they realize that they love eache other too. Haha! Now you have to read it, I lured you in! This is my very first fanfiction eva, so please be kind, but give tons and lots and huge amounts of reviews! Thank you!!
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/11/05 Title: Chapter 1: chapter 1

Wow, I think this is the first Lily/James fic I've read in ages that didn't start with Lily going, "OMG!!! How can James be head boy! Life is so unfair!!!" So I was really impressesed. Only thing...why was Petuinia on the platform in the first place?

Author's Response: ok, ok, i no that the petunia-platform thing was a bit iffy... i only realized last night that didnt work! but i put it all into chapter 2, so it'll explain it there! thank you extremememely much for your review!!!

Sinking and Raging by ginny112

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: After his talk with Ginny after Dumbledore's funeral, Harry has been avoiding her eyes. When they finally meet at Bill's wedding, a sinking and raging in his insides take place.
Post HBP. One shot. My version of Bill's wedding and Harry's summer. Read, Review and Enjoy!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/02/05 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

That was pretty good. Definitely more realistic than other fanfics I've read about post-HBP Harry and Ginny. There was something missing though...it was a little sketchy...or something. It was so condensed that it felt like it had been drained of any juice or pulp. Hmmm...

Author's Response: Thanks! I know but this is my first ever fic so I need to work on a few things. I hope you like the sequel.

The Choices We Make by xadie

Summary: How do our choices affect us and those around us, and how will their choices be altered? Remus's mother takes a somewhat smothering interest in his condition. How will this change affect him when he goes to school and how can one small choice affect his whole future? Written as a challenge fic for the MNFF Beta Forums by xadie of Ravenclaw House. Entry to September Monthly Contest 3 on the subject of choices or betrayal.
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/07/05 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

That was good, but the uncannoness of it bothers me (Snape being saved by Potter when sneaking into whomping willow, Snape's worst memory, etc). I like canon stories, but as far as alternate stories go, yours was pretty good.

Author's Response: Thank you very much for reviewing and letting me know your thoughts - I'm happy you did, even if this wasn't your ideal kind of story. Unfortunately, some parts of canon had to fall by the wayside - there would be no reason for Snape to be going to the Shrieking Shack in my story. Perhaps that would have meant a different future for Harry - that's an interesting point! Thanks anyway for your review.

Everywhere Else Is Full by saveginny417

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Sure, the tales of the Trio are great, and I'm not denying it. But what happens after the end of their story? Death, deception, and disagreements, to name a few things. Join Cora Potter, along with her best friends Olivia and Drew, during their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry- and I can guarantee that you will never see the HP universe the same way again.

Chapter eleven is being painfully slow, isn't it? I promise to have it done by the time the queue reopens!
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 04/27/06 Title: Chapter 6: Quidditch for the Ages

Now that was a twist. Basically slapstick, but I still chuckled. Oh, here is my big clap *CLAP!* There you go. I was pleases to see the reference to CS Lewis in there. Not too pleased, though, because I was actually planning to do a similar drop-in in my own fic. You big idea stealer you! I'm only kidding, it was good. I like that Harry's former classmates are not presented as perfect. Dean not being the perfect professor just seemed better than making him all perfect because he was a friend of Harry's at school. Overall I was pleased

Author's Response: Thank you, thank you! *catches roses thrown from the orchestra pit* wow, MNFF has an orchestra pit. neat! I didn\'t mean to steal your idea! That\'s just something Joe goes on about all the time, so i put it in. I don\'t mind at all if you make references too! it makes more sense in your story anyway- what with Phedra being muggleborn and all... and now I am going to go all egotistic and revert to talking about my story! How Narcissistic of me. Being a member of the IHDC, as you are, I thought you would know how badly Dean will be portrayed! I thought I had you converted to AntiDeanitism! (gosh, I made up a word.) whatever. I\'m trired of rambling. thanks for reviewing again notabanana!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 04/29/06 Title: Chapter 6: Quidditch for the Ages

Oh, dear. It seems my anti-Deanism has worn off a little over time. Well, I should have guessed that you wouldn't be too fond of an angelic Dean. That was definitely my bad. =)

Author's Response: Hooray, a convert! Go notabanana! also, this is my 100th review! Go NOTABANANA!!!! I now hold you in high esteem... *tries one of those Kung Fu bow things she saw at the movies today* *falls over in attempt* *brushes off and gives notabanana a good old fashioned american trophy* *with dean\'s head on top like they used to put on the Thames bridge...*