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!
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...*
I am so sorry it took me so long to get to this great chapter (especially after that nice trophy I was awarded...although Dean's head is starting to smell)! I was laughing the whole way through, very funny chapter. I particularly enjoyed Cora's confusion in the second-to-last chapter. Oh, if our characters only knew... So, I enjoyed this chapter a lot, in other words.
Author's Response: Yay! Thanks for coming back, notabanana! I was starting to wonder where you\'d gone... oh, and if Dean\'s head smells, I reccomend Febreze! and I\'m sure that\'s not how you spell Febreze, but whatever. You get my drift, no? Thanks again!
Wow, I just realised how long it took me to review this chapter. Apologies!
Author's Response: that\'s ok. it took me longer to put it up, after all!
Oops, when I said "second to last chapter" in that review...I meant paragraph. I have no clue what I was thinking. Sorry! Now I must go off and buy some Febreze...
Author's Response: Ok, good. that confused me... Product placement! WOOHOO!
Fantastic start to a story. I love how the entire chapter runs parellel to JKR's book. The characters are great so far. 10/10 all the way!!!
Author's Response: Ooh, thanks, notabanana! I'm glad you came to read this. and I hope you've found a beta! I'd voulunteer, but I've got too many americanisms as it is...
Woooo! Go saveginny417's mom!!! Tell her I thought the poem was great. I liked this chapter too. I hope you don't continue to follow JKR's "format", you could say, too closely. Its fun to see stuff (like the giant squid bit) from her books but too much is, well, too much! Great chapter though!
Author's Response: my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you! *stares at people looking at her oddly* what? haven't you people seen that movie? George M. Cohan? Oh, never mind... Don't you worry, there are plot twists galore in the next few chapters. I think. I know there is in four, at any rate, which is in queue (still)!
Better chapter! I like your voice. You aren't too wordy, and your characters are funny (and quirky!). Its goin' on my favorites list. This is one to watch!
Author's Response: Ooh, yay! another faves list! Thanks a billion and then some, as Geena would say! hope you like 4 as well!
Hey, I hadn't reviewed this story in AGES and I have no clue why. Its still pretty good. I don't have a lot to say about this chapter...maybe because I am so anxious to read on to the next one! (I'm a sucker for a good cliffhanger)
Author's Response: hey! long time, no review, eh? lol only joking. YAY! someone else who likes cliffhangers! :)
Wow! A cliffhanger, Quidditch, and a mystery! That was really fun to read. The Quidditch was well written (it always seemed that a sport would be a difficult thing to write well, but you totally made it interesting and funny). And I love your sense of humor that permeates everything in the chapter, as always. In conclusion...great! I just want answers to all the mysteriousness now!
Author's Response: Dun dun dun... mysteriousness abounds! whatever shall we do? I can tell you the answer in three words: I don\'t know. but we shall soon find out... o0o0o0o0o0o... *spooky music plays* I\'m sorry for that. I\'m feeling halloween deprived. and yes, I know that it\'s almost December...
The part where Olivia comes out of Professor (Alicia?) Spinnet's office was written a little confusedly (which I now declare an official word). I also don't understand how any of Spinnet's talk would make Olivia so happy. Aside from that... it was good. Definitely puzzling *strokes chin dramatically and peers at the ceiling*! I can't wait for more!
Author's Response: gee, everyone says that bit is confusing. sorry! I\'ll try to clear it up again in 6. which WILL be done by Sunday! sorry about the delay. thanks for reviewing again notabanana!
Well written, powerfull, heartwrenching. But I hated it! Ug, no! Harry would never kill Ginny to get to Voldemort! Arg!
Author's Response: Hahahahaha! I was hoping someone would hate it for that reason!
Wow, writing a review right after "Insecurity" did certainly makes mine look really stupid. However, I really liked your story and the theory that went with it. I really don't mind Snape dying, but I do like the "killing Dumbledore to save Draco" part. Congradulations on having this story featured!!!
Author's Response: I don't think your review is stupid at all; I appreciate your taking the time to respond! Thank you especially for accepting the idea that Snape is not necessarily all bad. I like the possibility that he and DD planned what happened on the tower that night for the greater good. Yes, DD will be missed, but there are definitely worse things than death. Snape knows that; hopefully it's a lesson Draco can now avoid. Thanks again!
I LOVE the way you write...BUT...it doesn't seem very Ginnylike. I really like your story anyways. Sweet!
Author's Response: Thanks, notabanana! I'm sure the style isn't very young Ginny like, but the reason it does not seems so could be because it's an older Ginny looking back on her younger self and only really concentrating on her inner, as of yet unvoiced worries, but I'm not sure that's so. ~__^
*chuckle, chuckle* I love your story. Really light. Really funny.
Author's Response: I liek your responses. Short & sweet, and right to the point. ( I like the long ones too thoguh!) Thank You.
Really liked it. The pink bunnies are a bit off the top...I'll have to see how you pull it off. It sounds a bit like something Hermione's Revenge (the fanfic writer) would do. Your voice really comes through here and I like it. With the just wanting to get a warm muffin and everything. It makes her more human. It reminds me of something I would write (which would be why I like it...I'm an egotistical snot). Haha! Anyways, that was a really enjoyable story. I can't wait for the next chapter! Yeah!
Author's Response: Oh. My. God. You just compared my writing to Hermione's Revenge? -grovels at feet and bows- LOL! I'm reading one of her fics right now, and it's hilarious, plus REALLY good. All my Language Arts Teachers say my voice comes out in the writing too. I neede to make LAvender more of a real person too, because everyone sees her as that annoying phsycopath. But, she's just a teenage girl. It's so much more fun to write with her, because she's such a minor character in the books, you can give her your own spin. The second chapter is already in the Queue, and I'll be working on the third chapter this Saturday (the 15th) so we may see the pink bunnies sooner than Ju and I earlier predicted. You'll LOVE the way we twist it in (the part of the plotline that is COMPLETLY mine)Thanks Oddles, and ... this was a really long response.. LOL!
I've gotten pretty sick of depressed-Harry stories. Cheer him up NOW!!! I also personally think Harry is as un-horselike as possible. On the bright side...I did like the part where he runs back and forth to the different bathrooms. Its so likely to happen with so many people in a house, which is what makes it so funny. I've had a similar experience. ;-)
Author's Response: really, we don't think he's very horsey either, but we love horses and hp so we decided to combine! =) lol harry WILL be happy, just keep reading. it may take 1-2 chapters, but he will be happy! Thanks for reviewing! toes_twinkle
I liked your story a lot. It wasn't sappy. It was sincere and very Harry-ish, which always makes me happy. I nearly cried, which is saying a lot for me, who never cries in movies or during books. So, go you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: So happy you thought my story wasn't sappy! It's so hard to write a sentimentalist piece without having it drip with syrupy emotions. Thanks so much reviewing, notabanana (cute screenname, by the way)!
Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs -- These names are known by every person in Hogwarts. These names, and an envelope with a scarlet wax seal bearing the letters: MWPP.
The teachers dread it, the students revel in it...but who are these 'Marauders,' as they are called? That's just it. Nobody knows. Most every prank Hogwarts sees is at the hands of these mysterious Marauders, and the perpetrators always walk free. They could never be caught. You can’t catch phantoms.
Lily Evans is just as curious as the next student as to who these Marauders are, but her curiosity is transformed into a hungry need, when she receives a letter herself from a certain Mr. Prongs.
[This story is slightly AU, but more on that in the author's note at the end.]
Awesome story! Definitely stick with "Dear Lily". I can't wait for more!!!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Er, there were a lot of grammer/tense issues in the first half. You wrote "shined" instead of "shone" twice when referring to moonlight. And you forgot the "s" in "tears" when you were talking about Remus. It was cute the way Harry called Sirius "Paddy". I liked that. The end was sort of overdone. Overall, not a bad job, but...
I'm glad I started to read this, I'm usually reluctant to read stories that are only just started. This is really good so far, though. I can't wait for the rest of your chapters to be put on!!!
Author's Response: I don't like unfinished stories either, so I'm updating as fast as the mods will allow. I've had to resubmit chapter 3 because they said she was OOC; hopefully she's now in character and they'll accept it.