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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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'*
Aw... that is so cute!! Lucky Rosie to have guy who respects her boundaries. It was funny when Fiona and Hamish were talking about setting her up with one of his cousins. I took a peek at the other reviews, and they made me wonder, who's going to be the first person to find out Rosie and Sirius' secret love life?
Author's Response: Next chap you\'ll find out! I bet you already have a feeling about it and will say, yes, I thought so!
OMG! The whole village probably heard that! I feel so sad for my sweet puppy. *huggles Sirius for the millionth time*
Author's Response: Sirius does need hugs. Life was never easy for him, no matter what Snape thought!
*huggles Sirius* My poor puppy. *sniff* At least Rosie's having a nice Christmas. It was funny when James busted Sirius for sleeping on the bra. I'm just wondering now if on their next Hogsmeade visit, James is going to be able to put two and two together and find that it's Rosie.
Author's Response: James is certainly clever enough to see what\'s right in front of him, lol. You\'ll see, and I hope you have a Happy Christmas!
I want this chapter to be validated!!! *looks around and grins widely* Hey, I'm first! *throws turnip shaped confetti found in the Ravenclaw common room* Ooh, I can't wait! I love the Artemis Fowl series. Poor Root... stupid council.... I can write Gnommish. *looks around and edges out shiftily*
Author's Response: Yay for turnip shaped confetti! I can write Gnommish if I have the key in front of me, LOL. If I don\'t, I Love You (or the words made from those words, heh) is my limit. :D
If only Sirius had seen The Wizard of Oz.... :D I'm so happy that everything worked out for Rosie and Sirius! They're just so cute together!
Author's Response: I\'m sure they told him why they were laughing sometime later. Friends are like that...they laugh at you, and then later they tell you why they laughed so you can laugh with them! :)
Fantastically brilliant and so much more. I don't think I can think of any words to say how awesome this chapter was.
Author's Response: I saw it was you and went Yay! :D Thank you so much for liking the chap!
Oh, I loved it soooo much! Jane still loves Peter even without the spell and Sirius has Rosie! Halfway through I paused because I didn't want it to end! (I still don't!) After the one-shot, would you consider an epilogue?
Author's Response: Thank you for loving the story and reading when you got the chance! ^_^ The second one shot, Far Away, for Far too Long is the epilogue, since it\'s the post-Azkaban reunion story. I hope you\'ll read it and agree it ends at a very good place in their lives!
Yum. :) My Sirius appetite is being fed *hears groans at pun* and my fluff desires have been filled, for now. I am loving this story to pieces (maybe it's a start to a lily_writes/semi charmed life pairing :D lol). Adios and see you on the next chapter... probably tomorrow....
Author's Response: Are you serious? I love puns! Siriusly! :D I heart Piers Anthony and his Xanth series for being so wonderfully punny and amusing, and I heart you for reading! Hasta manana, amiga!
Totally awesome chapter. I liked Sirius' inspired pumpkin carving. I could see it in my mind. I'm really happy that the charm is in full effect now.
Author's Response: Thanks! It was really fun to write. I was trying to give the impression of a duel...which it was, in a way, LOL. ^_^
One last comment I forgot in my last review. Rosie's dream about Sirius had me laughing when she woke up. I can't blame her for having a dream like that though. lol ;)
Author's Response: And later, she probably wished she\'d dreamed just a little bit longer, lol. Thanks for making me smile, saying that!
PLEASE hex Snape! It will make taking my Spanish final a little more easier to face. And I saw a mention about gross food, that can't be good. Don't tell me, he's on kitchen duty with the house elves to clean up old food from meals long past. Tell me he puts it in the food going to the Slytherin table. Tee hee.
Author's Response: I like Snape, but that doesn\'t mean he won\'t get hexed, although I don\'t think Sirius will be able to stomach the smell of rotted food for some time to come. Wicked idea, though! ^_^
After reading your chapter, I went and googled Artemis Fowl. I clicked on the first site and it said that a fifth book is coming out! Now I'm going to be prowling around bookstores and libraries... searching.... *prowls* :D Prowling is fun!
Author's Response: The Lost Colony was supposed to come out on the twelfth of this month, so it should be easy to find. I\'m a casual fan, lol, I haven\'t read more than the first couple (don\'t tell! :D)
HA! First to review on a cheap move!Wish the mods would validate this chapter already. I really want to read this chapter. I want some more Rosie/Sirius. Ooh! Is Fiona/Hamish in this chappie too. Maybe a midnight stroll through the village with Padfoot, would lead them interrupting a midnight snog session? ;) lol. My imagination's running away again, maybe I should put it on a leash. :D
Author's Response: Marauder Era mods beat all other cats (that I have fics in, anyway, lol) for speediest updates, so I salaam before them. Never leash your imagination, :D, although what happens might be different. ^_^
I know it isn't up yet, but I can't resist! The title of this chapter forebodes something that was bad, will get worse. Are the women of Hogsmeade going to find out about her and Sirius? Is poor, luckless James going to lose more respect in Lily's eyes? I'll find out soon.
Author's Response: Let\'s just say Sirius does not enjoy detention. :D
Very awesome! Loved when James walked in to find Rosie in Sirius' room. Actually, loved it all, but I loved that part the best!
Author's Response: Poor boy got to see the difference between a bra that was big and a bra with big cups for himself! :D Bet his eyes were round like marbles, LOL.
Cannibal... *snorts* How have I not known that Fiona's married name was Fowl? Loved the Artemis Fowl reference with Gnommish and the "lesser minds." What's next, an evil and overly-intelligent pixie? A centaur with a tinfoil hat? Or perhaps Fiona will get a letter from her dead husband's friend Mr. Butler? What was Butler's first name, I can't remember. Was it Donovan? Never mind, I'm getting off track.
Absolutely fantastic chapter. Loved the "Gryffindor house Muggle Studies experiment" How lucky they are, then again, you made it that way. ;)
Author's Response: You definitely make your own luck sometimes! :D I wanted to avoid foul play, lol, so I only used \'Fowl\' a few times. Thanks for enjoying the chap, the references, and if Butler shows up, is name won\'t be Donovan, but his accent will be Russian! LOL
How did you think up the name, Panglossian? Is it Latin? *rereads few last lines and laughs* Grimmy the Wonder Dog, that's our Sirius! I'm so happy that he stopped the other Marauders from seeing Rosie and the other women, but why don't they just go up on the mountain? Where they're safe from Moony, possibly? Nice how Sirius was helping Peter, and himself with the Jane problem. Can't wait for more!
Author's Response: I had to read Candide for a class, lol, and Dr. Pangloss the foolish optimist is where the term originated from. I like the way it sounds, heh. No faery rings on the mountain, and a heck of a lot colder! I put the next chap in the queue, so hopefully you\'ll see what they\'re up to soon!
They kissed! They finally kissed! Good for Rosie! Let's just hope none of the neighbors saw....
Author's Response: None of the neighbours saw. I\'m trying to keep it canon, meaning if no one finds out and makes a to-do, then Sirius and Rosmerta were a well kept secret and that\'s why the romance was never mentioned in the books!
Rosie's letter was so fluffy and romantic, I loved it. Nice how Rosie sort of set up Hamish and Fiona, very cute. I really like it when you bring in Mrs. McFee, she's such a sweet lady.
Loved it when Peter said: “Why are you kissing yourself, Padfoot?” and Sirius answered with: “Because I’m so damn gorgeous, mate." That was too funny.
But that impish dog is up to something and I'm not sure what. I will find out soon. I just hope Rosie's dad doesn't find out, or that "Grimmy" doesn't make an appearance in the house (goodness knows what her dad would do).
Author's Response: Dad\'s upstairs, so unless Grimmy came up and licked his hand, lol, he won\'t have a clue. :D Romance needs fluff to lighten the heavier issues. I\'m glad you enjoyed the fluffy moments in this story!
Absolutely wonderful chapter! I loved every bit of it. Good thing Sirius has some brains (for casting that Disillusionment Charm), but aparently not enough to listen to the Peter and Remus parts of his conscience. Though I liked the flashback, it was very cute (you should do a mini-fic about Sirius returning to Grimmauld Place, finding the pillows and then ripping them up; just a thought). I think my favorite line was: “She said, ‘You are thick as custard, but luckily for you, I love custard.’ Then she kissed me.” While Sirius stared in amazement, James said, “When you woke me up, I’d been dreaming I was an enormous bowl of custard, and Lily was slathering me all over her…” That was too funny. I have to agree with Sirius, Jane is beyond clueless. She may have some brains when it comes to classes, but she is d-i-m when it comes to Padfoot. I just have one question (okay, maybe two). Are we going to see more of Rosie trying to set up Fiona and Mr. McInnes (is that right?)? And when will chapter 13 come out?
Author's Response: Fiona and Hamish will work their way toward coupledom, lol, and if one of the two fics that have been jamming my queue for days get validated, (cross fingers, eyes, anything!) I\'ll put another chap of this fic in asap!