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!
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!
And no, contrary to beliefs very likely impressed upon you by this summary, I'm not a gormless prat.
Well... not entirely.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Lovely, not one of my favorite chapters, but still lovely. Having Buddha floating around Tia's room makes everything funnier. 10/10
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!
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!
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.
A LOT going on this chapter! Everything was fantastic, as expected. You definetly have a fan in me!
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.
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!
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!
Congratulation on being a featured fanfic! I was really excited to see this story there!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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...*