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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April showers bring May...hassles? Bridesmaid blues and big trouble from small favours complicate Tonks' life when all she wants is to bring her love for Remus into full bloom.
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sirius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I'm just a little excited that Sirius is coming back. Glad to see the cheap, "horny" old devils what was coming to them (sorry about the bad pun).
Author's Response: She gave \'em hell, didn\'t she? (there\'s no such thing as a bad pun. Siriusly. ; )
Must *gasp* have *wheeze* update *collapses on the floor*. I really wish chapter 2 would be posted already!
Author's Response: I\'ll put it into the queue manana! :)
Loved the chapter. Nice to have Sirius back. I wonder what will happen next. That wasn't much of a cliffhanger though.
Still, I'm curious as to what will happen between Rita and Jerry. (And for the sake of bad puns, is Jerry's dad named Tom? [I said it'd be bad])
Author's Response: Maybe there is such a thing as a bad pun. Nah. :D How could you say that wasn\'t much of a cliffhanger! They\'re in bed, and Remus wasn\'t asking if she was breathing okay since he was pressing her into the mattress! LOL. I guess I\'ll have to eat another piece of chocolate. Got over the guilt, now I\'m depressed. *Sighs dramatically, pressing the back of hand to brow*
What a sad boggart. And the day seemed to be going so well too. I wonder why the Warringtons broke the contract. Tom's parents must be really mad. Hm....
Author's Response: I really make Tonks earn her happy ending this fic, having to confront her deepest fears! (Good for her, though! :D)
Ooh, brilliant! You've done it again! Sorry my reviews are so infrequent, I'm only able to come on during my study halls and I try to balance out my time between websites. Fantastic chapter.
Author's Response: I\'m happy you read whenever you have time, and are such a sweetie to take precious time to review! Thank you!
That was great! I want more! But what happened to Julia? Still, brilliant chapter!
PS: Are we going to hear from Sirius soon, may it be in a letter or a quick pop through the Floo network? It would be so fan-diddly-astic (I've always wanted to put that in a review) if you did, in a later chapter, that is.
Author's Response: More Julia next chap! Sirius will be mentioned and send letters, and Tonks will have talks with Cami, but the main interaction this fic will be via the camping trip that will be the mother of all camping trips, LOL. If you need a Sirius fix until then, you can check out my Marauder Era Sirius fic Semi Charmed Life under the General cat. (hint, hint :D)
Forgot to say that Tonks, even only a little drunk, was kinda funny at first. Then it got really cute and a little fluffy with the poem. No worries, fluff is good with me.
Author's Response: The fluff was a cover to set the stage for the fic, lol. You now know it\'s May, Lora\'s planning the wedding, Rory and Melanie are both happy with other partners, Remus and Tonks are still snuggling instead of...being intimate...Sirius is in Hogsmeade and now Julia has shown up on the doorstep, a friend in need. It\'s like the Mary Poppins song \"A spoonful of sugar (fluff) makes the medicine (pertinent information) go down...\" Glad you liked it! :D
I've finally dragged my lazy procrastination butt back here to finish the story and try and keep up to date. I absolutely loved the chapter! And I love the song Mr. Wonderful! That scene where Boles burst in on Tonks disguised as Maris was absolutely priceless. A guaranteed barrel of laughs.
Author's Response: I refuse to hear ill of a wonderful reader! You were busy, life got in the way, maybe (hopefully) a gorgeous guy distracted you...whatever reason, you\'re reading now and I\'m happy! ^_^
That was a really great chapter. I don't know how you do it, but you always manage to come out with fantastic chapters and one-shots everytime.
Author's Response: That\'s very nice of you to say so. I love readers and don\'t want to disappoint them! ^_^
The wards were so funny. I sort of missed Evan because he tends to represent some ominous tension or problem that will come.
Author's Response: Thank you! Evan is quite handy for that kind of thing, isn\'t he. ^_~
Now you're teasing me.... *adopts a Trelawney-esque voice, or that of one consulting a Magic 8 ball* Oh, great Kerichi... will Sirius come back in future chapters?
Author's Response: HaHaHa....\"or that of one consulting a magic eight ball\" (I have a skull/PotC one from McDonalds, lol) Sirius won\'t show again in this fic, but he\'ll be in a one shot bridging this one and the next, which is OotP, and very Sirius! ^_^
Can we expect a visit to Jan's anytime soon? Between her cousins betting on her sex life and Remus finding out she had a contraceptive potion on hold, I bet she'll be running off for a few truffles or a chocolate croissant (sp?) any minute now.... Yup, any minute.... *sits back and waits for chapter to be validated*
Author's Response: There will be more talks with Jan. She\'s too nice a friend not to see regularly! :D How nice you are to wait. Thank you so much!
Ooh, I can't wait to see Tonks sit in on Jerry and Anne's meet with Mrs. C. It sounds promising, for laughs.
Author's Response: Tonks better laugh...or she\'ll cry, LOL
That was fantastic. Drunk Rita was kinda funny. I just hope Jerry wasn't hoping to get into something serious with her.... I can't believe that her family's betting on her sex life. Does that include her parents? O.o
Author's Response: No, just the cousins, LOL. I think Jerry had the attitude of most guys on a blind date.....hope for the best and expect the worst....hehheh. I think Rita was in-between. :D
Nice how Tonks is over her fear. It was such a lovely chapter, until Tom and Julia brought the bad news.
Author's Response: How nice to know you\'re still reading this! You made my day. Not too long now until that \'happy ending\'! ^_~
Very nice. Oh so very wonderful. What is Tonks going to do about her drunk cousin? Will it be alright for herto use some magic or something magical to get rid of her drunkeness. She got drunk because that guy, Paul was going to be there didn't she? I'm just saying, she can't be drunk when she goes. That might just make the Paul guy think he won because she had to be drunk just to face him. Loved the song she was listening to. Wonder what they're going to do about Maris since they won't resort to blackmail. Would Tonks disguise herself as her and Remus as the body guard and then have someone take photos of them and implant memories in their minds? Wait...they wouldn't... that's the kind of thing Evan would do... sorry... *cough cough*... loved the chapter though....
Author's Response: Thanks! I hope it\'s all right, since she\'s going to stop by an Apothecary\'s for sobriety spray, LOL. As for what Evan would do...*cough* ch 16 *cough cough* :D
They threatened to KILL Julia??????!!!!!! That's low, really low. I have to admit, though, Tom is clever, but at least he isn't cheating on Julia. Touching on the chocolate subject, when are we going to see Jan again?
Author's Response: Tonks is going to need cheering (not over Remus, lol) in ch 6, so who do you think she\'ll visit? ^_~
Oh dear, things just aren't looking good for Tonks and Remus. They run into one problem and find a way to possibly alleviate it, then they run smack into another brick wall. I can't wait for chapter 7. Please have it up soon.
Author's Response: And then they run into a higher, stone wall, lol. Good thing they have each other for consolation, heh. 7 of SCL? I juggle chaps in the queue like mad, but as soon as I can, I will! :)
""I accidentally wrote Te Amo in permanent ink instead of temporary.”" That was funny. I have to say though, Anne was being really mean (it's not Tonks' fault that Charlie asked her to the Yule Ball instead of Anne).
Anyway...yay! Jan came back! I love it when she pops in. She's the equivalent to Mrs. McFee. ;) (For those who are scratching their heads in confusion, go read Semi Charmed Life and think about Rosmerta's scrummy love interest *giggles*)
Author's Response: Yay for giggling over Sirius! He is scrummy, even thin and shaggy-haired, needing loads of TLC. Anne Frank said Those who are happy make others happy too....so Anne was unhappy and sharing the misery.
Loved when Snape busted Tonks after she said that Snape's voice was sexy *sterilizes hands and keyboard*. Really awesome chapter. And yay! More Sirius! I don't want to see him go yet, one more chapter, please? If you looked at Spring Fever, you'll get this: "If you give lily_writes some Sirius..."
Author's Response: \"then she\'ll only beg for more ;)\"....What\'s wrong with that, I\'d like to know, cause here I go, again....*voice cracks on high note* LOL, sorry to go Wings on you, :D, but love songs or love stories, I\'m glad some people try to fill the world with them....and even more so people read them!