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Review:MidnightBlue_x says:
Hey there, me again!

I absolutely adore the fact that James can draw, I personally suck at it but I always have a great respect for people who can and with James being one of my favourite characters ever, my day has been made by this story! I find the fact that James has all these unfinished drawings of Lily so cute, makes me wish I had a boy like him who would draw me! You wrote the interactions between the Marauders so well that I felt like I was sitting on the sidelines and watching them.

Moving onto Lily, the fact you have made her play the violin is something I have never seen before- In fact I have hardly seen any stories where Lily has a talent for anything but Potions, therefore I find your story very unique. Also, the fact that she has her own little room and that it brings her memories of Severus is so beautiful.

And now Severus, like I mentioned in my previous review I am not a big fan of him but I have read a few fics centred around him- therefore I am not the greatest at what I think he would be like as a teenager but I personally enjoy the way you write him. I also enjoy how you wrote Dumbledore- though I am not great on how he should be characterised either.

I love how you have made James care so much for Lily without making him obsessive at the same time, he is so likeable in your story! On that note, my second review draws to a close- I will see you in my third and final one though.

x Ely

Author's Response: I'm not a great artist myself -- I wish I could draw better -- but I love getting to write about artists. There's just something so fun about it.

Once I decided to make James an artist, I imagined him trying to draw Lily in class, but always running out of time, so he'd just have sketchbooks filled with drawings of her and other students. I'm glad you think James's sketches of her aren't creepy. I had a friend point out how James's sketches were a little "sketchy." Don't we all wish we had someone like that? Someone who can see the beauty in us.

Writing the Marauders is really fun. I love getting to write their dialogue, imagining four boys just hanging out and having a good time.

I've seen stories where Lily was a dancer, but I wanted to have her play the violin. She's an artist, like James, but in another way.

There are some places that have so many memories attached to them you can't help but have a million memories coming back to you. Plus, it's a good plot device : p

I'm glad Snape and Dumbledore are jiving with you (even though you're not Snape's biggest fan).

It's really hard to strike the balance between passion and obsession. I don't like James much in canon, but writing him has made me like him a lot more.

Thank you so much! You're awesome.
-Houlestar


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