I saw somewhere that you said that this was you favorite one-shot, so I decided to go with this one for your second prize review!! And OMGosh, after reading it now, I can totally see why this seems to be everybody's favorite! I mean, holy cow, you write Lilly and James SO amazingly well!! I am VERY impressed with this! It is like one of THE BEST one-shots I think I've ever read on this site!! =)
I must admit, I had never pictured Lily as a painter before. That was a very interesting new spin you put on her character, and I kinda liked it. I just love it when a writer takes a character who we thought we knew so well, and then makes the reader see them in a new light. It makes for VERY good reading, to say the least. Her personality was amazingly done as well! I loved reading her thoughts, especially when she was thinking about the Marauders, lol!
And James, wow... Your portrayal of him here is sheer brilliance! I love, love, love, how cute he is when he's nervous, lol! This thought of his was one of my absolute favorites:
"She was radiating light, whether because of her personality or because I thought of her as my own personal sun, I didn't know."
That is such a beautiful glimpse of how he pictures Lily in his mind. He was such the gentleman, and I love the voice you have given him here! You can certainly tell that these two were meant for each other. I love how madly in love they are, it's so adorable! :)
Your attention to detail and usage of description was awesome, from beginning to end! It really draws you in from the start and holds your attention clear through, which is a marvelous feat! I mean, I could see her painting at the beginning, I could see her reading her book in the kitchen, and I could even picture everything in the park in my mind's-eye as I was reading this. That's how clear and well-written everything was! This is a very beautiful and truly remarkable piece of fan-fiction, and I am so happy to have come across t! You are a very gifted writer, and I cannot wait to read more of your stories!! =)
100/10 (because a simple 10 is nowhere near high enough, lol!)
Author's Response: OMG I am so sorry I havent replied to this yet! *dies* And it is so amazing too! *reprimands self*
WOW one of the best oneshots? Holy cow, I dont even know what to say! How bout THANKS? :D
Aw I am so glad you like James! He's my alltime favorite character to write, so I love it so much when people like how I wrote him in various stories!
You are TOO sweet. I am so glad you liked it so much, ily!! Thanks for the fantabulous review!!