Summary: "Some mistakes are too much fun to make just once."
After Lily Evans, Head Girl of Hogwarts, starts a food-fight with James Potter, Head Boy of Hogwarts, they are both given detention for the rest of the year, and are assigned a 'detention journal', which the staff say will help to settle their 'overwhelming and disturbing differences'. We have come across Lily's journal; her take on why the whole affair ever started, her intriguing relationship with one ‘supreme git of the galaxy’, the extents to which she will go for revenge and where it will lead her...
"And if for some unknown reason you come across this, Potter, and the paragraph above does not manage to penetrate your unusually thick head and convince you of my stupendous dislike of you, I hope the following sentence helps: I HATE YOU!"
This is an amazing story so far! I found this in the Hufflepuff library on the forums, and the title caught me. I'm a sucker for Lily/James. *sighs*
I love your characterization of Lily. She seems nice, yet slightly evil. That's the way I've always thought of her.
I don't like Terry, but that's only because I love James and hate all of Lily's boyfriends before him.
Good job! I'll get around to reading the other chapters soon.
Author's Response: Wow, turns out posting in there really did payoff! I\'m so glad you\'re liking this. I never really liked that stereotype image of Lily, so I morphed her into something a little more sinister. Lol, anyway, I\'m glad she doesn\'t scare you.
I'm so sorry!
I know I said I was going to finish reading this story ... but I totally forgot! I'll put it in my favourites now and finish reading and reviewing them!
Anyway. Back to the review. This chapter was so cute! you've gotta feel a bit sorry for Lily when she realises the flowers from James, even though she does love him in the end ... *sighs*
My favourite part:
“Iff’ uff’’ ‘Amef oo’ ‘femp iff’ oo’ du.”
Oh, well, how intelligible.
I loved it! So cute. This is great!
Author's Response: Awww...thanks so much for reviewing...it\'s no obligation, and I thank you very much for taking the time...lol, I felt sorry for Lily too.
You did the food-fight perfectly! The closeness between Lily and James was oh-so-romantic!
I do not like Terry. Good on James for punching him.
Author's Response: Lol, everyone loves James, it seems...
This chapter was adorable! I only have a few criticisms.
I think that Lily's gullibility (I have no idea how to spell that) in this chapter was a little OOC. Despite her hatred for James, she must know that he isn't really the kind of guy to punch her boyfriend for no reason but having been called a few names.
James really likes Lily, and I somehow don't think he would be that mean to the guy who makes her happy, no matter how much he wants her for himself, unless he had a very good reason, like him treating Lily badly.
Author's Response: Well, I really don\'t think she knew James was nice at all. It\'s just the way she hates him...I think we\'d all like to believe that she only pretended to hate him, or thought that deep down he was actually truly decent, but in my opinion she didn\'t. Something happened to make her change. But I comletely understand you disagreeing. We all have our points of view, righ? :-)
Oh my Godric!
That was hilarious.
Right now I need to go reflect some more on how tying someone’s shoelaces together is an act of pure evil. I should know.
Loved that bit. I've done my fair share of tying shoelaces together, but somehow I've never done that to an insanely cute guy who loves me and then he fell down the stairs on top of me.
Actually, I wouldn't mind that. =)
Loving this story.
Author's Response: Yeah...Lily doesn\'t realize how lucky she is...*sighs*...Thanks for the review...
I love this story! The wait is okay. Good stories are always worth it!
I was smiling throughout the entire chapter. Almost every line makes me laugh. You make me see Lily in a whole different light to how I imagined her. She’s a lot more sarcastic and cynical than I thought … but it’s good how you didn’t stereotype her.
Truth or dare … you gotta love that game. I played it with my friends the other day at school, because it was the last day. Thankfully, none of our dares got as bad as skinny-dipping!
This was one of my favourite chapters yet, because Lily and James are finally friends!
Author's Response: Lol, yeah, I love truth or dare. I\'m glad you like this different Lily. I just didn\'t want her to be as close to perfect as can be, like in so many fics I\'ve read. Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: James and Lily spend their summers together producing plays, though neither are happy about the presence of the other. With James, as the set designer, and Lily, as the actress, tensions run high.
AHH! This story is SO GOOD! I adore it. If you think the next chapter is better, then I can't wait for that one! This was one of the best ones yet!
At the start I was a little confused, and I started to think that these people were trying to mug Lily, or something. And then I was waiting for James to walk in when Lily was in her underwear, but he didn't.
I love James, and this story just makes me love him even more. Actually, it's getting kind of scary how much I love a fictional character that would be way older than me if he'd lived.
Can't wait for the next chappie!
Author's Response: Good, I\'m glad you were just a bit confused! :) That\'s how I tried to write the chapter! And it\'s totally ok to have crushes on fictional characters! Haha! Everyone does! Mine just happens to be on James Potter! :D Thanks for the review! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
That was a great chapter! I cant wait for the next one. When I saw the title, I freaked! I thought it would be a cliffie or something with James unconscious. But luckily it wasn't that bad. I really love this story, keep it up!
Author's Response: Nope... I haven\'t had many cliffhangers in this story, yet, have I? I had so many cliffhangers in past stories... And, come to think of it, I had James be knocked unconscious and lose his memory in one of those stories, too. :D But don\'t worry... I still have plenty of cliffhangers up my sleeves for the next chapters! Thanks for reviewing! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
Don't leave it like that!!!!! How mean!!!!!!! I can't wait for the next update!!!!!!
Sorry a bit hypo today ...
Author's Response: Don\'t worry - there\'s a new chapter coming soon and it\'s extra long! Thanks for the review! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
OH. MY. GODFATHER.
That is the best chapter of this story I have read. It's probably one of the best chapters I've ever read on this site! It was really good.
I LOVED the chemistry between James and Lily when they were acting - they are both so in love! Also afterwards, when they were play-fighting. I was hoping they would kiss, but that damn girl! (Whoops. I said damn. Lily won't be happy with me.)
When she thought James was going to kill her, I started laughing out loud. Seriously. It takes a lot to make me do that with fanfictions, too. I cry all the time, but normally I just smile and laugh in my head. i don't really know why I cry a lot, but don't laugh, because I'm a very happy person usually. So don't go thinking I'll be suicidal or anything. I'm just emotional.
OK, back to the story. XD
I can tell the next chapter will be very, very, good. I cannot wait! They will kiss in the next chapter, won't they? Please please please? This story has now been promoted to my no. 2 favourite story on the site. it is a great honor. Feel privileged. Feel very privileged. I won't say what no. 1 is in case you get jealous! :) That's funny, because at first I didn't like this story much.
I loved the ending. They seem to be doing a lot of play-fighting/chasing each other in this story, hey? Hee hee.
I don't understand Jimmy. He's the wizard one, right? I'm a bit weirded out with him. But he's still one of my favourite characters.
This is the longest review I've ever written. Wow. Aren't you special? you are a great writer, keep up the brilliant work!
Author's Response: Oh, wow, thank you so much! :) Haha - and no, Lily would not be happy that you said damn! Shame on you! :D And I understand your laughing/crying deal - I would just sit and giggle while reading the 7th book this weekend, because I couldn\'t help but feel excited! But the only time I cried was after I had finished the book and I realized it was all done! Thank you so much for such a LONG review! :D Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
I wish they didn’t have to close the queue for so long I finished Deathly Hallows in 8 hours! I read so much faster than everyone else! Now I have to wait ages for this chapter to be validated … *sighs*
Author's Response: Really, eight hours? That\'s impressive! I took my time on each chapter and dragged it out for as long as I could because I wanted to soak up every little bit of information! And... I\'m really slow at reading! haha! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
oh that was good. very good. UPDATE!!!! Please? By the way, i love ALL of your other fics, you are one of my favourite authors. My fave one is Up to Speed(boxer shorts...drool...) I am one of the biggest James/Lily lovers out there. Anyway, I'm getting off track. That was really good so far! I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: I\'m so glad you like all of my stories! :D But I always wonder why people love Up To Speed so much... I enjoyed writing it, but I don\'t think that\'s my favorite... I can\'t figure out what it is that makes everyone love it! I guess the boxer shorts do help, though... Haha! And you\'re in luck - I basically write Lily/James... I\'ve written maybe one non-L/J story... and I never finished it or posted it. You can tell how enthusiastic I am about other ships. :) Anyway... Thank you so much for the review! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
This story just gets better and better! I loved this chapter. James is so sweet. The ending was brilliant, but I think Lily should've woken up to hear him say I love you. I LOVE THIS STORY!!!
(and james, but that's beside the point).
Author's Response: Yeah - I absolutely LOVED writing that last scene... And Lily will have plenty of chances to hear James say he loves her... but not until later! :D Thanks for reviewing! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
Yay! Brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant! You just gotta love Jimmy. It's impossible not too! I think James will play the lead role instead of Peter. And Lily hits Jess Marzoli. (Okay, so that probably won't happen, but I can dream!)
I love this story sooooooooo much! Can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: I think it\'s safe to tell you that one of those two predictions will happen... James might take Peter\'s role, or Lily might hit Jess... but you\'ll have to wait and see! :D Thanks for the review! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
I love James! I'm stealing him from Lily. Right now.
That was great! Definitely worth the long wait. I wonder what was in the envelope? *is intrigued*
It was so sweet. I loved Corinne, I hated Henry! he reminds me so much of one of my characters in an original fiction story. I love writing jerks! :)
Author's Response: I misread your comment and thought you said Henry reminded you of someone you knew! I was really worried for you! Haha! Thank you for the review! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
oooohh! finally some romance! cant wait 4 the next chapter!
Author's Response: Yep... There\'s always gonna be just a little bit more romance in the next chapter! :D Thank you so much for the review! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
i liked this story but i would say that it isn't one of your best.
Author's Response: Aw, bummer... Oh well, your choice! It\'s definitely a different kind of story, isn\'t it? And I knew I was crossing the line between the Potter world and the Muggle world... Must\'ve gotten too close for you! I hope you continue to read my other stories, however! Thank you for your comment! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
They finally kissed! Yay! But of course Lily has to screw it up ... but it would've been way too cliche if they just got together then. I can't imagine Lily just going out with him after one kiss, when she's hated him for so long.
Go Jimmy! He's going to Hogwarts! I'm so proud of him!
I don't like Lily's friends. She doen't much either, by the looks of things. They're going to interfere with Lily and James' relationship, aren't they? *curses them angrily*
This was one of my favourite chapters yet!
Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked this chapter so much! And, yes, Lily\'s friends interfere... but I don\'t think they realize that they are! :D\r\n\r\nThanks for the review!\r\n\r\nYours truly,\r\nAmelia Bedelia
This is taking so long to validate! I know I said at the start that this story wasn't one of your best but I really like it now! I wonder what will happen... the title doesn't give much away for this chapter. I'm glad you updated so soon, anyway! Just wish those mods would hurry up...
Author's Response: I\'m so glad you\'ve changed your mind! And I can only hope that the rest of the story further increases how much you like it... :D And it should be validated soon - I hope! Yours truly, Amelia Bedelia
Summary: It’s the Marauders’ first Halloween outside of school, and, persuaded by Lily’s assurances that it will be great fun, they agree to spend it ‘the Muggle Way’. But how can anything go as planned when you’re with Sirius Black and James Potter?
omg! i loved it! i burst out laughing at almost every line! my parents must think I'm going crazy!