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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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Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/04/05 Title: None

The Conan O'Brian part was my favorite so far. Hooray for idiot heros!!!! Your story is absolutely hilarious!

Author's Response: Haha yeah I like that part, and I actually do love Conan O' Brian, I try to watch him every night. Thanks for reading this story is far from over

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/26/05 Title: None

Any chapter tiltled, "The Golden Banana of Truth" has to be funny. *chuckle* That was really entertaining, and I wish Henry even more hilarious misfortune in the future!

Author's Response: Just wait until you see the next xhapter title! (it's in queue right now) And yes, I have a great time torturing Henry in my story.

An Insider's View by CCCC

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 76 Reviews
Summary: A series of one-shots from inside the minds of various characters. Different formats and styles for each character.
This is a past featured story, but from way back before they did rosettes for it. Bellatrix, Gargoyle, Ollivander, Sorting Hat, Filch, Rita (New)
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/06/05 Title: Chapter 2: A Guardian

I really enjoyed that and the way you recieved sublte hints as to whom the character was. Congradulations as being chosen as a feature. You deserve it!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/06/05 Title: Chapter 3: A Shop-Keeper

I really liked that. It reminds me of the Dread Pirate Roberts from "the Princess Bride". Or the movie "the Santa Clause". It was very well written and I am seeing more and more why this story was featured. Everything is so well thought-out! Keep it up!

Caught! by d3pr3ss3dNhappy

Rated:34 Reviews
Summary: Merona Knowles, your ordinary graduate from Hogwarts. During the day she's a janitor for the Ministry of Magic. At night, she's a spy for the Order of the Phoenix. One night Merona is caught with some crucial information, she is submitted through all sorts of torture. Some mental abuse. Last chapter has been submitted. Contains surprise twist...
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 12/23/05 Title: Chapter 5: The Aftermath

Wow. *sniff, sniff* I liked the end. She truly did give herself up for the order. Hooray for Hufflepuffs and steadfastness!

Unequal Balance by On Angels Wings

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 77 Reviews

Excerpt from Chapter 13:

"To be quite frank with you all, I have come to you to see for myself that you're all still alive."

That was a transfer of all your knowledge, memories, emotions, and a lot more than that, into my mind."

"Don't worry- with this stuff you don't have to answer, but if you do, you won't be able to lie."

She's awakened, and her power is growing...There is no turning back from here.
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/12/06 Title: Chapter 3: Maybe a Start

The sixth year girls are rather believable, if shallow. They made me smile. Remus is a bit TOO chivalrous (spelling?) but seems genuinely nice. Of course, how could a person hate Remus Lupin? Haha. Addie's reactions were also well done. They seemed right for her personality. I'm warming up to your story!

Author's Response: Good, I'm glad you responded to the 6th year girls...I wasn't quite sure how to portray them. And as for Remus, I agree with you; how can anyone not like him? He is after all my favorite character. I'm pleased to read that my OC, Addie, has made such a good impression. Thank you so much! Sincerely, On Angels Wings

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/28/06 Title: Chapter 1: On the Way Home

Sho' Thang!

Author's Response: Nice lingo there...Glad you took that with humor. *smiles ridiculously to self* ~Angel

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 04/04/06 Title: Chapter 8: Lurking in the Shadows

I now crown you queen of cliffhangers, and invite all the other reviewers to the after-coronation-party. Haha. Well, I certainly enjoyed that. The marauders are so chivalric... one expects them to go riding around on white horses in super-shiny armor. I think you need to bring them down a teensy bit, still, even though chivalry is part of their character. I am really enjoying the whole vampire and shadows bit, maybe because I just finished reading The Historian , a really-super-awesome novel involving vampires. But I digress, theres a part in the chapter where you forgot a space between paragraphs. Unhelpfully, I don't remember where but it might be worth a look. Congratulations on getting the chapter through. Update asap!

Author's Response: Enthusiasm is truly one of your most exposed traits. (that was a complement) Don't worry, they're about to come a step below 'knights in shining armor'. Remember when you said they accepted her a little too quickly? It all comes into play. Thank you once again for your much appreciated review! Oh, and thanks for the tip about the paragraph mix up, I'll check it out. ~Angel P.S. *smiles to self*....hmmm....Queen of Cliffhangers....*daydreams*....kind of has a ring to it....

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 05/18/06 Title: Chapter 1: On the Way Home

Oh dear, I'm sorry about your computer files. I had been wondering about your story.

Author's Response: Yeah....I\'m working on though and all my planning has been stored somewhere in the vastness of my mind. Who knows where my story is going now? I\'m working on it though! ~ Angel

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/12/06 Title: Chapter 4: "You have become a queen among us."

I was just looking at the dates of the other reviews for this chapter and realized that mine will probably seem to crash down at once on you...made me chuckle. I'm not good at leaving long reviews after reading, like, six chapters so I guess you'll be stuck with a pile. =) Alright then...I like Sirius and James. They were fun, and took Addie right under their wings (a little too quickly?). But WHERE IS PETER??? He was still thier best friend, even if he screwed up as an adult. Hopefully I'll see more of him. I really like Addie's personality. I'm super-interested to see what happens!

Author's Response: Yes, they did take to her a little too quickly, but not to worry; that's all part of the major plot line. Don't let your nerves run away with you either, Peter is...around, and you will be seeing more of him later on. I'm pleased with your forward honesty, I find it quite refreshing. ~Angel

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/12/06 Title: Chapter 5: The Singing of the Bells

Que bonito! I was definitely puzzled, but the writing here was absolutely fantasticly beautiful. Especially the very last lines. Your story is winning me over, I think. Oh, and I read you bio and a million high-fives to you for being a Baptist who doesn't think Harry Potter should go to Hell. ;-D

Author's Response: Once again your flattery is recieved with humility. Yes, me being Baptist has been a little strange. Though anyone who says someone, even a fictional someone, should go to Hell, clearly has obscured and clouded vision. I for one would not wish that fate upon anyone. Harry Potter is a story uniquely set apart from each other, and born to such innocently flamboyant imagination, I hold it in high respect. After all, it does have some good high moral value to it. Thank you once again notabanana for your excellent points. ~Angel

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/11/06 Title: Chapter 1: On the Way Home

That was a lot of description, too much, actually. However, I have to admit that I was deeply intrigued. It was also very confusing, the very begining part with the room, or whatever, it didn't sound right. Nonetheless, I am on to read the rest. Maybe further chapters will clear up my confusion!!!

Author's Response: Hey notabanana, sorry to confuse you. I can get a bit carried away sometimes, I'll try and minimize it a bit more. Thanks for the criticism! (I'm being perfectly serious). Glad to see I've at least perked your interest. Sincerely, On Angels Wings

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/17/06 Title: Chapter 6: The Things that Go Unseen

A cliffhanger! Arg! Someone save me, I'm about to fall off of a cliff! (sorry, its been a long week) So, I loved the cliffhanger, was very happy to see Peter, but must have been in a nitpicky mood because I found a lot of little grammar mistakes. Here's one, "Everyone had friends whether they know it or not." It should be "has friends" or "knew it". Right now there is contrasting tenses. Thats really picky of me, I know, but stuff like that kept popping up. Er, otherwise...I enjoyed it. James and Addie have got an incredible bond. It takes most people years to get that close to someone.

Author's Response: Well, your 'nitpickiness' might come in handy...the moderators keep rejecting ch.8, they say I really need a beta. I don't know how it all works, but I do need to find one or else chapter 8 might not ever be accepted. What you say about the bond thing is true, it takes most people years. But I'm giving this relationship based on what I know; there are some people you meet that you can instantly trust and love infinitely the moment you meet them. But no relationship is without it's troubles (especially for friends) *hint*hint*. Thank you!! ~Angel

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/21/06 Title: Chapter 1: On the Way Home

Hey, I sent you a message. Hope you get it.

Author's Response: I hope so too. ~Angel

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/25/06 Title: Chapter 7: Fright Night

Oh my goodness, another cliffie! A vampire in the shrieking shack? What is the world coming to! Haha. I enjoyed it, though. In the second paragraph you said "hallowed" instead of "hollowed", just in case you want to fix that. It might confuse someone. I liked the way you indroduce more of her character through Slytherin observation. It also was an excellent way of building up suspense! Hope to hear from you soon.

Author's Response: I'm pleased to hear you liked it so much. I did get your e-mail by the way. I'm not exactly sure how the beta thing works, but I don't think I'd be able to keep up with it anyways. Sorry, it always takes me a little extra thinking for the long run consequence. But please, keep leaving those helpful little tips in your reviews, they come in really handy. Thanks again for your noble services! ~Angel

Red by rockinfaerie

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 110 Reviews
Summary: James Potter's once privileged and sheltered life alters dramatically as Lord Voldemort increases his stronghold on Great Britain. While a rational but brilliant Transfiguration teacher, a grieving socialite mother, a star-gazing, forest-dwelling centaur, and a host of other characters contemplate the vicious and constant conflict between Good and Evil, James embarks on a dangerous life fuelled by passion, love, anger and blood...

Things can only get redder.

Chapter 20 is up, and it's been nominated for the Quicksilver Quills!
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/01/06 Title: Chapter 18: The Final Festivities, Part 1: A Brief Calm

Oh, crud. I see that now. Long ghostly arms. Don't know what I was thinking. I'll just go stand in my corner now.

Author's Response: It's fine! - Maybe I should have elaborated more on his ghostliness.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 15: The Disciplinarian

McGonagal's pov was certainly interesting! The wizarding world must really be at war, things are falling apart at the seems. I sort of felt a sense of hopelessness with her. All the people getting into the dark arts and she can't stop them, all the horrible things going on outside that she can't stop, James and Sirius with their never-ending trouble making! It was a really nice fresh perspective.

Author's Response: Thank you! I do love writing from her perspective, and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. And yes, their world and sense of order is rapidly crumbling, outside and inside the school walls.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/25/06 Title: Chapter 18: The Final Festivities, Part 1: A Brief Calm

Oh, so here's the Sabhdh pronounciation guide! Haha. Thanks though. I was mightily puzzled. So...Binns is alive! What a pleasent surprise, something that I wouldn't have thought of. I think everyone just assumes that he had been dead...forever. *shrug* Same thing with Firenze. You wondered why he wasn't featured more in Marauder fics...I (and I'm guessing other people thought similarly) always figured that he was a fairly young centaur in the Potter books and therefore just a little guy in Marauder days. *shrug again* Loved seeing Slughorn. I love him, and I would also have hated being on a boat with bloody fish heads. Yuck! That made me laugh...and the Liquorice. If that is what I think it is (same as licorice...thats how I've always seen it spelled) then I don't like it either! Ah, you're just so good with characters! I love them all! And I finally caught up! Update soon, por favor! Sorry if this rambles a lot. Good job. 10/10 :-)

Author's Response: Thanks - yep, that's how you say Sadhbh! But um, one thing... in this fic Binns is dead!

Maybe I didn't make that clear enough, but I thought I had... he certainly isn't alive, anyway - he's a ghost! I don't think I wrote him as alive - I hope I didn't, because I didn't mean to - did I? I should go and check! With Firenze, I assumed that centaurs live much longer than humans anyway, and he seems very wise, as though he has a lot of life experience, so I thought I should put him in here in his usual form - although the idea of a child-centaur is a cute one! Glad you love Sluggy - I love him too - he's so... proper, and definitely not comfortable in the presence of bloody fish heads! I used to hate liquorice too (I looked it up before I wrote that chapter; this might be the European way of spelling it) but it has grown on me, and it's old-fashioned confectionary, which is exactly Dumbledore's style! Thank you for your lovely reviews - the next chapter will hopefully be up soon - but not too soon - I've been really busy! There is also another short story in the works, which I hope will be up soon as well. Anyway, enjoy them!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/23/06 Title: Chapter 17: Centaurian Musings and Oblivious Teenage Quidditch Captains

The comparison of trees to friends grown apart at the begining of the chapter was perfect. I don't know how you come up with these things. May I borrow some of your genius, please? Haha. As in previous chapters, you introduced a character and made me fall in love with him (I'm talking about Firenze here, obviously). I actually felt bad for him, reading this. He knows so much and can do so little. Obviously he starts to interfere later, though. His scene also put a darker twist on a lighter school-day part of the story. Thats a good thing. I don't think it was overdone or anything. I noticed Sadhbh and, although I am glad you didn't use Phedra (MY OC name!), I was wondering how the heck you pronounce it. 10/10 (of course!)

Author's Response: The trees thing - you spotted it! I really liked writing Firenze here, as he's a much less frantic character - everything is slowed down - but he knows things that we know, that is, he knows what the future holds in store for the Marauders. I'm surprised he's featured so little in Marauder fics, as I find him quite interesting, and I'm happy to hear you love him too! But he is also sort of gloomy, but he has good reason to be... and Sadhbh - I was expecting few people to know how it's pronounced, but I wanted to spell it properly! I think I mentioned it at the end of the fic, but just to make sure - it rhymes with "five" - it's like the number five but with an "s" instead of an "f". The English variation is spelled Sive, but I think that looks a bit like sieve, so I didn't use it. I hope you're clear on that, and many thanks for the ten!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/03/06 Title: Chapter 11: Conflict...

Ah, yes, quite a sticky situation for James. Miserably sticky. Your descriptions are still lovely. I could really see the shattered wine glass and the sugar cubes. Hmmm...onward to the next chapter! PS...the third chapter of my own story is up, if you are interested in telling me what you think (smiles hopefully).

Author's Response: Yes, a very sticky situation. I just reviewed your Phedra Bagley story - which is a great name, by the way, and the writing is lovely! I can't wait for her to go to Hogwarts, and I wonder what part she'll play in the lives of the Marauders. Oh, and I had forgotten about the sugar cubes (I went back to check what you were talking about) - but now I know, I'm very glad you appreciated them!