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nymphéa: French for water lily, because Lily is one of my favorite characters :)
and pronounced NAM-fay-AH

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The Little Things About Her by myclone

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: James reflects on the little things that he loves about Lily...
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 11/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is like a portrait of a moment--I can see, hear, and smell every little thing. It was really fun to read. I'm a little confused on the timing, though--is it end of 6th year?
"Even if he married someone else; he doubted he could ever again love someone else like he loved her." This struck me as a little odd--if he loves her, why would he consider the possibility of marrying someone else? I think it would be more realistic if you said, "even if he didn't marry her". But again, a beautiful word-painting of Lily and James!

Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it. I guess it could be the end of 6th year. It\'s just when they are friends but not yet together... And now that I read that line again, I guess it is kind of odd. I\'ll try to change it. Thanks.

Flowers by KASK

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Lily Evans always had choices. But this is the hardest one she's ever had to make. Severus or James? Loyalty or love? Severus' happiness or her own? And can she ever forgive James?
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 11/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Flowers

This is a really interesting take on James and Lily's relationship. It's very true to their characters. You did a great job showing what a big deal it is for her to give up her friendship with Severus. It was an interesting choice to have Snape wait so long to talk to her again, but it worked in the story.
Great job; I love your work!

Author's Response: Thank you! I was hoping to capture the story in a different way.

The Prince's Unshared Tale: Uncut by lucilla_pauie

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Not all scenes Jo writes make it to the final copy. Here, I reveal a snipped snippet of a Prince’s memory, of a kiss and a scarf and another facet of the firm goodness of a friend not forgotten.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 11/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Prince and his golden princess

This is really good! But "Harry was looking avidly at his mother, wrapped in a teal scarf and a flaxen mink coat" makes it sound like Harry's in the coat; it should be, "Harry was looking avidly at his mother, who was wrapped in a teal scarf and a flaxen mink coat". Thanks for writing this!

Author's Response: And thank you for reading and reviewing and even nitpicking, hon! ^_^

Amphibious Lizards by Apollonious

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: They are all talented, some more than others. Some play Quidditch. Others are known for their brilliance in academics. They are the Marauders and a group that has lain in the shadows up to now, called the Lady Firebrands, known for their hot tempers and rather subdued practical jokes.

Romance will bloom.

Rivalries will blossom.

The author will try to stop using so many bad plant puns.

The story of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs' NEWT years will be told.

These are the Amphibious Lizards.

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 02/22/08 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Family Matters

heh-thanks for updating! I had forgotten how fun this story was to read. I like the subplot with Lindy.

Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 12/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The First Jailbird

ha ha! Those last paragraphs were great! I love Lily's spunk/whatever. Update quickly!

Author's Response: Thank you very much!

Diatribe by Lily of the US

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: In the dictionary, “diatribe” is defined as “a bitter, abusive attack or criticism.” In other words, a sharp blow. And living around self-centred James Potter brings one blow after another. Unfortunately for Lily Evans, it’s his annoying, egotistical attitude that she finds most attractive.

Rated 6th-7th years for language and some sexuality.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 12/31/07 Title: Chapter 1: I Hate How I Love You

I like this story--it's lighthearted and funny. I'm interested to see where you go with Lily's character.

Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you liked it! ~megan~

Cinderella Was a Redhead by NeLLyRaE

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Lily Evans has problems. She sleepwalks, (and always ends up in strange places) she is disorganised, flunking Arithmancy, and, to her dismay, was made Head Girl. There is also the problem of James Potter, who refuses to stop asking her out. Will she ever pull herself together enough to give him a chance?
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 01/13/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Sleepwalker

What year is Lily?
You have a very distinctive narrative voice that adds character to the story. It seems a little AU, though--I feel like Lily wouldn't hate her sister, just be sad that Petunia dislikes her so much. I'm interested to see how your Cinderella idea plays out.

Author's Response: She\'s in seventh year. It isn\'t AU, we honestly don\'t know that much about lily, just a bunch of stuff taht we\'ve assumed. everyone seems to be under the impression taht she\'s some perfetc, beautiful, goody-two-shoes. well, i personally ahve never seen anything in the books that says that. There really isn;t that much we know about her except she was pretty, smart and funny. My lily has all those attributes, but she has a few quirks too, she isn\'t perfect! I know what you\'re saying about petunia, she probably was like that, but i\'m not writing a sad story about her relationship with her sister, this was designed as a humor fic, so i\'m not going to be delving too deep into the relationshsip thing! Thanks for reviewing!!!! :)

Turning Tables by x_lily_evans_x

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Lily Evans, Head Girl, has never been reckless. She has been reliable and careful, thinking through everything before making decisions. But when she recklessly takes on a challenge by Amelia Lance to see who can make James Potter fall for her by the Easter holidays, her life goes from orderly to complicated. However, Lily thinks she's got it under control. After all, this is James Potter, the boy who, at least, used to like her and ask her out. Winning this challenge should be child’s play, right?

It's amazing how wrong a girl can be...
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 01/13/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

he was usually overconfident and affluent.
Affluent means rich. Maybe you meant affable? amiable? something else?
I really like how you've portrayed James and Lily's relationship. In OOTP, Lupin (or maybe Sirius) says, "No, she didn't [hate James]. Not really." I think you've captured that; unlike a lot of fics, this one doesn't have them hating each other. Update quickly; this was fun to read!

Author's Response: Oh, gosh. I\'m blushing so hard for making that mistake. I meant to write fluent, but I guess I was thinking at that time how similar affluent and fluent sounded, and absent-mindedly typed affluent there instead. Thanks for pointing that out! I\'m glad you liked their relationship! And I\'ll try to update quickly. I hope you\'ll continue reading this fanfiction. Thanks for your review! :D

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 07/07/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

aww! I love the unsent letter!

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad it's lovable, I was wondering if it was a little too mushy. (:

Safety by KASK

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: During the first war, people married young, married because they were afraid, married for protection. But love grows, well, it did for Lily Evans.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 01/13/08 Title: Chapter 1: Safety

This is a fascinating story, very original and well-written. I was a little confused about Lily's love for James. Ans I was reading, sometimes it was hard to tell if it was Lily letting the reader find out more about how she felt about James, or if it was her love evolving. Before you say each statement about her feelings (e.g. James was her best friend, she loved him, etc.), I see that it's true--but I don't really see her letting go of her earlier opinions. I'm left wondering a little bit how she let go of her former attitudes.
All in all, though, very original and lovely to read.

Author's Response: Thank you! She didn\'t hate James when she married him -- she just didn\'t love him. But as he took care of her and was there for her, love grew.

Finding Someone New by LilyGinnyWrites92

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: It's the Marauders' Seventh Year, and Remus, Peter, and Sirius are getting tired of James mooning over Lily. Their solution? Write an anonymous love letter, and leave it a classroom!

I'm sorry, but this fic is going on semi-permanent hiatus. I ran out of ideas
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 01/26/08 Title: Chapter 1: Letters

ooh-scintillating ending! I can't wait to see where you take this.

The Defenestration of James Potter by hlf_insn_insmnc

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Dumbledore has a very good idea. True, it may be termed as 'illegal,' but when it concerns the happiness and futures of two sixth-years, James Potter and Lily Evans, 'illegal' isn't really important, is it? His portraits agree.

And while it could be said that two inexperienced students should never be responsible for a mass construction project and the hosting of an international festival... well, the teachers of Hogwarts have never really paid attention to propreity, have they?
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 04/08/08 Title: Chapter 2: Musicals and Meddlers

I love that these are from teachers' points of view. I also like that they are matchmakers; that's a really funny idea I hadn't thought of. One of my favorite moments was when the portraits were discussing James and Lily. Update soon!

The Shoes by emerald_dolphin

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Lily hasn't been feeling herself since her mother died. She's sad, worried, scared, afraid to cry...but when a box comes with some of her mother's old possesions, she has to make a decision.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 05/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Shoes

nice job! my only thought is that Lily's change of heart seems very sudden. I like your writing style, esp. in the beginning when Lily won't let herself think about her mother's death so the reader doesn't know about it. (It reminded me vaguely of Faulkner...)

Author's Response: Thank you very much! I\'m glad you mentioned that. I\'ll go back and take a look at it again.

Bad Luck, Prongs by Silvermoon25

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It's James Potters and Lily Evan's Seventh Year at Hogwarts. James is determined to finally win over Lily's heart, but there are two problems. The first is that she still hates him, and the second is he already has a girlfriend. What's a guy to do?
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 07/07/08 Title: Chapter 1: Surprise Head Boy

this looks promising--nice job and update soon!

Author's Response: Thanks. I'm still going back over the second chapter.

Don't Apologise by cassie123

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Andromeda Black wants desperately to take control of her life, but she has never been given the motivation to do so... until now.

‘You won’t have to marry him,’ Ted said surely. ‘Not after this, I can’t let it happen. If it comes down to it, I’ll marry you before he gets the chance.’

Note: the non-consensual sex warning is for a minor part and the act is prevented.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Don't Apologise

I love the way you describe Ted. Actually, I love how you describe everything--it's so real and therefore powerful.

Author's Response: Oh, I'm glad you like my Ted. I love him. Thanks so much! ~ Cassie

A Different View On Love by helz_belz

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: James would do anything to get inside Lily’s head. Lily would do anything to get away from James. Lily was brewing a banned potion. James went to find her. Lily made a mistake and the potion exploded. James got his wish, but is it much more than he bargained for?

Now Complete!

After a year the Epilouge is now up! Come read for a bit of fun!!

Runner up QSQ - Best Chaptered Canon Romance

Reason for Nomination:
This is the most unique take on how James and Lily really got to know each other. The story is hilarious and keeps you laughing throughout, but it never lets you forget the serious stuff. Plus, she somehow manages to end each chapter with a nice cliffhanger.

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 07/23/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One: Why Am I Doing This Again?

I'm interested to see where you take this...update quickly!

Author's Response: I'm about halfway through the first chapter and have planned out some funny scenes. I will update as soon as possible!

A New Beginning by harry4lif

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Its the day of Lily's wedding, and she hopes that she will finally get to talk to her sister. Things happen, and tears are spilled. Will Lily tell her husband the truth?
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 07/24/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Is this really complete? What's the secret? I feel like I'm missing something here...anyway, nice story!

Author's Response: I'm thinking about writing a sequel. So hang on and you will find it out. :) ~Alyssa

Justify by solemnlyswear_x

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: I can tell there’s a storm coming. The skies are turning grey, and the wind is starting to pick up. Lily Evans wonders what she can do about the war that is threatening to change everything she's ever known.

An entry to the Gryffindor 'A Banner for Thee' challenge.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 02/03/09 Title: Chapter 1: Justify

oh, this was beautiful! especially the last line.
Suddenly, involuntarily, I can feel tears forming, and I wish the damn rain would hurry up and fall so I could pretend I’m not crying for him. Or maybe I’m not crying for him at all. Maybe I’m crying for myself, for what I’ve lost since I was that little girl.
What a perfect description! and it's so true, so real.
thank you.

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! :)

Confessions of a Boy in Love by MarauderWannabe

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: James has tried. Now it's time to give up.

I’m going to let her go. I’m going to let her be her own person, without me around. Without me around to bother her anymore.

A one-shot from James POV about trying to give up

SEQUEL It Wasn't You, It Was Me NOW ON MNFF!
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 08/25/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Confessions of Boy in Love

This story was so honest...I love how well you've explained James' feelings. This isn't a plot-heavy story, but it's so important for you as an author to understand James' feelings; I've tried to do this myself and just pause to figure out--and write--what James and Lily feel for each other. I would love to see you write a story from Lily's POV. This story is so accurate, though, right on in every sense. The part about Lily's being a whole person separate from James really resonated with me. I guess the reason I would like to see something from Lily's POV is that it's her move, so to speak, and I want to see what she does with it; I want her to give James some hope.
Anyway, I loved reading this story and I can't wait to read more of your work.

Letting Go by summerskies

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It's hard to let go, it's even harder realizing that you can't. JamesLily Oneshot.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Letting Go

You've got some good ideas here--but I am surprised at how casually both Hestia and James treat their relationship.