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Real name: Natalie
Member Since: 03/18/05
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Hello, there!

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!

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I'll Hate You Forever (I Think) by kris250
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1038]

Summary: Lily Evans and James Potter agreed on only one thing since they first met: they'll always hate each other. But after five years, James begins to see things, to see her, differently, and wants another chance. But Lily is one stubborn girl. Can he convince her that his feelings are real? Meanwhile, the pair is thrust into many different dangerous and humorous situations with their friends. Will it take a disaster to help Lily believe in true love? Or will a tragedy just push her farther away? How many times does James have to try before he stops messing up? Follows with the information provided by JKR, with some fun along the way.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 66757 Chapters: 56 Completed: Yes
11/09/04 Updated: 09/27/11

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 03/18/05 Title: Chapter 8: Confrontations

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

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 03/18/05 Title: Chapter 28: Discovery

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!


All's Well That Ends Well? by Shock
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 529]

Summary: James and Lily-their seventh year. We all know what happens in the end, but what about the beginning? In their last year at Hogwarts, mysteries unravel, friends are betrayed, and, of course, couples destined to be fall in love.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 52912 Chapters: 21 Completed: No
01/23/05 Updated: 07/19/06

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 04/12/05 Title: Chapter 6: Tutors and Scammers

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!


Summary: Past Featured StoryHope, loyalty, love, despair, and tragedy. Through it all, Lily discovers the truth about the Marauders, the affable troublemakers who hide behind smokescreens but still glitter in shattered light. They aren't the glorious, graceful men they are often perceived as, but stumbling, awkward boys who are still trying to find their way out of darkness.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3885 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/21/05 Updated: 04/21/05

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 10/01/05 Title: Chapter 1: When Saints Die, The World Stops Spinning

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.


Symphony for Quartet by Tinn Tam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 271]


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.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 80127 Chapters: 13 Completed: No
12/12/05 Updated: 08/17/07

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 11/04/06 Title: Chapter 7: Of condors, wandering at night and moon-gazing

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!

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 11/04/06 Title: Chapter 7: Of condors, wandering at night and moon-gazing

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

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 11/04/06 Title: Chapter 8: Of monsters, vicious trees, socks and metaphors

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!

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 11/02/06 Title: Chapter 1: {YEAR ONE} Gryffindor-Slytherin clash

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.

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 11/05/06 Title: Chapter 11: Of Nosebleeds, Mischievous Mirrors and Disastrous Trips

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.


I've Got My Eyes On You by little_kitty
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 55]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAn anonymous person has been sending letters to Harry. He is told to carry out a "secret task" according to a set of instructions, and if he fails, the consequences will be strange and unusual. His best friends' lives may also be at stake. After several unsuccessful attempts to ignore the letters, Harry reluctantly decides to carry out the task, only to learn a very unexpected moral at the end.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3111 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
08/06/06 Updated: 08/15/06

Reviewer: nat089 Signed
Date: 11/27/06 Title: Chapter 2: Arousing Suspicions

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)

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