Thank you for stopping by to read my bio (and my writings too, I hope!). However, I have to (rather regretfully) inform you that as a result of my busy school life and a rather persistent lack of inspiration when it comes to thinking of substantial plot ideas, I don't write fanfiction very much. However, when I do, I will post.
Nonetheless, please read and review the stories that I have posted while you're on this page. :D Constructive criticism is welcome!
I like your story (but that could be mostly because I like Lily/James stories in general). :) Anyway, I have enjoyed what you have written so far. I'm still reading the story but I thought I'd write a review and say that I think it's a good thing of you not to go with the 'evil potions master' steereotype that so many others have written. It's good to see someone who actually manages to pull off the 'fair and just' Potions teacher for a change. I guess most authors end up writing in an evil potions master because it's easier to imitate Snape's behaviour than create a whole new character. Good job on the story so far, I would say! :D
I was going to say that you were slipping back into the steereotype of "Snape's evil, Snape attacked and hurts Lily, James saves Lily and they end up happily together forever". Then I saw your response to one of the other reviews. Well, I'm looking forward to the next chapter you post and I sure hope you won't end up writing that steereotype because it does get kind of dull since I've already read so many of the same thing (and I kind of get turned off by that too). It's a good thing you made James seem rather idiotic in this chapter actually, because if he had suddenly changed to a completely different person in just a summer, it'd be quite unrealistic. So it's more believable that he still slips back to his old ways sometimes. Oh and by the way, I sometimes write chapters in the middle of stories first too. I guess many people work that way. It is easier to start with the part where lots of action and things are going on than to start with the beginning. I find that the beginning of any story is always the hardest to write. So I end up writing the climax (or something similar to that) first before going back to write the details that built up to the climax. Anyway, this review's getting long enough now. Update your story soon!
Oh gosh. THAT was really unexpected! Good twist, I'd say. You really had me! Anyway, ignore and forget about whoever that was who said something that mean to you. By the way, I missed the April Fool's trick on MuggleNet (had too much homework that day so I didn't have the time to come online and visit MuggleNet). Isn't that sad? Ah well.
Author's Response: Like I said--- I love scams, twists, anything bold and unexpected and, well, shocking ( ; Thanks for the review! The April Fool's trick was pretty trippy, sorry you missed it!
Oh gosh. That was just so... chilling. Honestly, I had chills run down my spine when I read the last part. The story was really sad but it was also extremely well-written. It had a very contemplative, poignant feel about it. What I didn't understand (or like) however, was the part about Lily and Sirius. You sort of made them sound as though they had flings with each other... or at least that's what I understood of it. And I didn't exactly appreciate or like that section in the same way or as much as the rest of the story. However, still generally good writing overall.
Winner of the QuickSilver Quills Award, categ. Best Marauder Era.What did being a Marauder truly mean?... Let's just say that some tunes cannot be played by a lone musician; and those four's lives were certainly not soloists' scores. In class or in detention, in Quidditch matches or full-moon wanderings, fleeing before monsters or confronting dark wizards, they wrote, measure after measure, their own eight-handed piece.
Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, are proud to present a Symphony for Quartet.
This is, I think, by far your best chapter yet. I actually got CHILLS reading it! It was just... well, really scary in the parts that were supposed to be scary... And I got seriously scared too... And poor Remus!
Author's Response: Thanks!! Some readers told me that when the chapter was published, but most of them changed their minds when reading the next one... *grins* I hope you do, too!
Oh by the way, I wanted to say THANK YOU for not making Peter a wimp in your story! I'm SO SICK of people always making him an unobservant, self-obsessed boy who doesn't do anything but follow James and Sirius around with no mind of his own and is only concerned about food. I mean, I'm certain Peter had SOME redeeming qualities about him at first even if he did betray the others in the end... So I'm really glad you decided to move away from that cliche. It really helps your story. Thanks once again!
Author's Response: You are SO welcome! :D
Oh gosh. I take back what I said for the previous chapter... THIS CHAPTER is by far the best... I actually CRIED when I read the description of James in the Whomping Willow tunnel.
I also want to congratulate you on having such an original way of the other three telling Remus. James' account in particular was really moving (as I said earlier, I actually cried while reading it). And Peter's reaction was just... well, it was just... spot-on. I couldn't have thought of a more original reaction ever!
All the previous stories I've read always had him as the tentative one who was just going along with Sirus and James because he didn't want to lose his friends or want his friends to see him as a coward or whatever (in other words, selfish motivations). Yours, by far, is the best reaction I've read. And it was really natural, if you ask me, considering how you set up Peter's backstory.
Bravo! Good work! And I can't find any higher praise for you! (I'm at a loss for words, actually) I am loving your story as I read it and I'm sure I'll love it even more as I continue reading!
Author's Response: I am so pleased. *huge grin* I also hope you\'ll love the next chapters just as much!
This story looks very promising! I'm going to continue reading it, but well done for such an enjoyable starting chapter! :)
Author's Response: Thanks! I hope you like the rest of the story.
OUCH! Poor James. And I wonder what's going to happen to Lily...
Anyway, I'm kind of sad that your story ends here for the time-being. I had a really enjoyable time reading it. Hope you'll update it soon! :)
Author's Response: I hope so, too! Thank you for your reviews, and I\'m happy you enjoyed the story.
Ah, I like this story because it's got an air of... mystery. I want to find out what that task is and WHO THE WRITER OF THE NOTES IS! HURRY UP AND UPDATE! :) (I hope it's just something simple though)