I am a major book worm. I have delved into the pages of so many books. So far my running favorites (behind Harry Potter series [which is #1 forever!]) are 'The DaVinci Code', 'Angels and Demons', the 'Artemis Fowl' series, 'Faerie Wars', 'Goddess of Yesterday', 'The Joy Luck Club' (and other books by Amy Tan), the 'Princess Diaries' series, and many others. As could be assumed by this list, I mainly read fantasy, but I like a little romance thrown in the mix once in a while. ;)
I'm going to start putting all the banners I have from the forums here (because the signatures have a stupid character limit).
In order, credit is due to immortal_evil
This quiz was so freaking awesome, I just had to put this one in because it is so siriusly freaking cool! Not exactly the average 'which marauder era person are you' quiz.
You're Sirius Black. You are awesome. You are so
awesome that you took on a werewolf by
yourself once a month for over 6 years. You
are so fucking awesome that you went to
prison for your best mate. You are amazingly
hot and sexy and wonderful. Everyone wants to
be you. In fact, in 1975 a small child died in
his attempts to become you using polyjuice
potion. But we don't speak of this. In
Brazil, the indigenous tribes worship you as
a God due to you silky shiny hair.
Which Marauders Era Character are you?
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Some people spend a lifetime searching for someone they can love with all their heart. Sirius and Cami found love and wait only for that special kiss...and a moment like this.
Just saw a plan to add Jan to your next chapter. You really should, I may not take French (or understand it a lot of the time) but I love it when Tonks or one of them stops in, I feel like she and her husband have...disappeared.
b-day countdown: 5 days!
Author's Response: Merci for liking the bits of French! Actually, Jan will be mentioned in 20, but won\'t be seen until the next fic. This one is gearing up to the concert/climax, and Christmas Eve party ending. In story time, there\'s only 16 days from start to finish (aside from the Christmas Eve ending) so seeing Jan a couple of times wasn\'t so bad, it\'s just that there\'s an awful lot that happens in those days. :D
Within the Marauder band of Merry Men, Sirius is the dashing Will Scarlet. Seventh year, his goal is not to rob the rich, but to help poor Robin woo Maid Lily, avoid sermons from Friar Moony, aid a rat in need, and win the love of a fair lady.
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance- Non Canon.
*Chapter 30 is 'To Be Loved'*
I love this story so much! I feel like I went too long without Sirius. Some kind of Sirius-withdrawal (in both senses of pronounciation ;) ). Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Author's Response: Sirius withdrawl is serious! (in every sense of the word) :D I think you\'ll like what\'s coming up. *crosses fingers next chap validates soon!*
*dances* Yay! First review!
This is killing me! I want to know what comes next!
Author's Response: I think (hardworking, wonderful) mods are pulling double duty with judging Quicksilver Quills, so I\'m thinking after they announce at the end of October, fics will get validated faster...or so I hope, LOL.
I tried to read this chapter and all I got was "access denied".... Waiting impatiently (in a good way) for more Sirius. PS: I've nominated this story under OP for the Quicksilver Quill awards in the forums. ;)
Author's Response: *shrieks like a fangirl* Thank you so much! The Severus chap got validated, so I threw this one into the queue asap. Hopefully in a few days it will be up. Thanks for waiting impatiently, and being kind enough to nominate me. I\'m thrilled! ^_^
Sorry I've been gone awhile, bleeding RL always gets in the way. Shite, sucks to be Sirius. Still a fantastic chapter. I loved it so much.
Author's Response: \'Semi Charmed\' definitely describes Sirius right now, LOL. I\'m glad you got back to read. Must be on holiday! ^_^
Nice one. This really is starting to give me my Sirius fix.
Author's Response: Thank you! I can\'t get Sirius enough, LOL. He\'s so fun to write! :D
OMG! That was so funny! Sirius-Rapunzel and spam! Hee hee.
(Part of the Spam Song)
Spam spam spam spam
Spam spam spam spam
Spammity spam, wonderful spam!
Spammity spam, wonderful spam!
Spam spam spam spam.... :D Happy Almost Christmas!
Author's Response: For any mods patrolling looking for spammers, she means the Society for the Protection and Acceptance of Muggles....or possibly the meat product...not the bad kind, LOL.
Loved the song, btw!
That was too good! (Wait a second, there's no such thing when Sirius is involved *wink wink*) I loved her daydream, and I loved how he was Black Dog. That was too cute. I'm beginning to wonder if she's going to find out that Sirius is a dog. *hears groans* Loved the doorbell, but it makes me feel sorry for the Evans'.
Author's Response: Going to the Potters\' house for dinner would be like falling down the rabbit hole, contrariwise, lol. She will find out...eventually...:D
Another lovely chapter! I loved how Sirius called it sexual harassment, wonder how Mr. and Mrs. Evans took it.... ;) Poor Sirius, even though I love him to bits, I can't deny that he was asking for it (with all his faked interest in Petunia). Still it was really funny.
Author's Response: Yes, he\'s Sirius B that rhymes with T and that stands for Trouble! :D Of course Petunia couldn\'t admit she was attracted to him. Oh no, it had to be an evil wizard spell on her. That old Black magic, lol.
Why are they in trouble? I'll find out next chapter. I'll give you a review whether or not I find out. Hehehe.
Author's Response: James is in trouble with Lily, but it will build character and pay off in the end, LOL
The Deathday banquet? That's harsh.
If you recall from PoA, Flitwick had that drink, McGonagall ordered the gillywater. Still, I loved it! More please!
Author's Response: Don\'t tell Fiona that- she\'d be crushed! LOL The books don\'t say the drinks are their favourites, so I\'ll just say Flitwick got hooked by McGonagall, heh, and she didn\'t want to drink her favourite drink when there was serious business needing a mind unimpeded by a sugar rush to commence..either that or she was \"on the wagon.\" in PoA. :D Thanks!
When are you going to update?
PS: Nominations for the Quicksilver Quills are done, but I thought you might like to put this banner by StaceyLC on your author page (unless you have a name on the forums, then you can put it in your sig). I hope this works.... http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/DirectorWannbe/QSQ/QSQRomanceNC.jpg
Author's Response: I want to update, but the queue\'s jammed! R/H and R/T cats don\'t validate as quickly as this wonderful cat (with its fabulous mod) does. I\'m going to send you a private thank you, but there\'s a public one on my author page if you want to take a look! ^_^
Poor James, oh well, this story is about Sirius, not James. So I shall ramble on about my favorite Marauder. It was nice of him to help Rosmerta, but he got an eyefull of her. Sad how some in the village think of her as a scarlet woman (as Ron informed us that that's what his mum calls them in GoF). Great chapter. On to chapter 4.
Author's Response: James can\'t win over Lily too easily. He wouldn\'t appreciate her as much. :D The whole scarlet woman thing is sad, but if you\'re a plain village woman, and a pretty young thing with a scandalous past moves back, you might eye her warily until you know she\'s not a maneater. ^_~
I would want to run too if I had her for a parent. ;) He got to play with Rosie at least. But that's really sad the way both her and her dad's love lives were so screwed up.
Author's Response: Families do seem to follow patterns. Kind of scary, really. :D
I'm so gald that Rosie has some more people to get to know. I'm just glad Hagrid came in at the right time to spook those drunkards into leaving. (Speaking of the drunks, did you get the idea of calling her Rosie from me, or was that your idea entirely?) I can't wait for chapter 9!!
Author's Response: \'Rosie\' was an example of great minds thinking alike, and I could see drunks calling her that, thinking they\'re paying her some compliment. Hagrid is a prince of a guy, even if he didn\'t turn out to be the HBP like I\'d wanted. :D
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! OMG, that was so funny! I loved the prank on Boot and with the pigs. I can't wait to see more. I wish chapter 5 would come up soon! If I may throw in a suggestion, I'm all for hexing Snape so that everytime he tries to talk to a friend or favorite professor he insults them, and when he tries to insult someone he doesn't like (namely my favorite Marauder or one of the other 3) he compliments them or something like that, and he can't do anything about it for an hour or longer or if someone performs the counterjinx on him. That is, unless, you have this all planned out.
Author's Response: Hex Snape? I\'ll have to think on it. I have a soft spot for him, if you didn\'t know, or see the MWPP Snape fic I post here too, LOL. He and Sirius will \'cross swords\' again, because they\'re oil and water, snicker, snicker.
I know this chapter isn't out yet, but I couldn't resist reviewing. The title of the chapter forbodes something is going to go wrong. Is Rosie going to keep Padfoot, and then pine for Sirius when he doesn't turn up again? Then he'd have to sneak away during the day to go to classes and be with his friends. Imagine the look on Rosie's face if she saw her dog playing around with the Marauders and trying to bite Snape... tee hee... sorry, lost in my thoughts. Back when this chapter is validated. ;D
Author's Response: I think it would strain credulity too far to have Padfoot become Rosmerta\'s dog, although like you, I think it would be amusing. \'Grimmy\' does keep popping up in the story, though!
Moving commentary... that is gobshite.... That must've hurt when Rosie didn't let him tell the joke about the hag, the healer, and the Mimbulous Mimbletonia. Well, it shows at the end. I know it killed her to ignore him, but he's out getting drunk. Please tell me a pretty village barmaid *coughRosiecough* is going to find a handsome young man *coughSiriuscough* passed out in front of the Three Broomsticks and she'll take him in for the night and take care of him.
Author's Response: He won\'t get that plastered, just get-an-idea-and-go-do-it charmingly, LOL. I do think he was hurt, not only in pride, but in a I-thought-you-really-liked-me! way. Rosmerta will make it up to him. :D
Another great chapter!
Author's Response: Hola amiga! Como esta? :)
There are little craft kits that give you supplies to make little flower faeries. The ones I've done are right near the computer. *apologizes for the semi-spam* Lovely chapter! I'm so glad I don't have to wait for the next one because the ending for this one would probably have me screaming at the computer. ;)
Author's Response: You\'re commenting on an aspect of the chapter, the faery craft! (bet they didn\'t have a boy in a black flower kilt, though!)