TANYAAA! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE GORGEOUS. YOU ARE AMAZING. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY (for right now anyway) YOU WROTE THIS LIFE CHANGING (i'm a hopeless romantic, it's life changing for me! :P) FIC! I LOVE YOUUU! :D
Anyway... On to the review then?
I seriously think that this is one of the sweetest, most adorable and loveliest things Ive ever read! It made me go 'aw' at both the sad catastrophic parts and obviously at the end! AHHH!
Characterisation: Gorgeous. Amazing. Overall adorable? James! I'm in love Tanya, tis not fair! You shouldn't be allowed to write such marvellously sweet and lovely characters that make innocent (muahhaha) readers like myself fall in love with a guy that I know won't ever love me... Hehe, jk! WRITE THESE CHARACTERS! We love them! And of course, his devotion to Lily! Adorable! Ah! Loved this obviously!
Description! So Stunning and absolutely perfect! I love your description. I love you. That's it. Seriously, there is nothing to say about your description other than a simple 7 letter. P. E. R. F. E. C. T. I'm sorry, but thats all. My favourite was James' description of Lily when she was looking at the snow globe!
Plot: Another seven letters, and you already know what they are! I loved the idea to this! When I was reading it, I thought that things would turn better, and when I realised that they were staying sad, I really thought that it would have a sad end and the companion piece would be happier. But I LOVED the happy ending! So adorable!
Anyway, I'm totally starstruck at the beauty of this! Its so not fair that your writing can be this perfect even when you wrote it in like 72 hours! :P It was amazing Tanya and I LOVED READING MORE OF YOUR WORK! Put more stories up so I can read them!! Pretty pretty please with a cherry on top? :P
Author's Response: My dearest Curie,
You should know that I currently have 28 unanswered reviews because you left me with this simply life-altering review and I've not been in my right mind since! I think you owe an apology to every person who has left me a review since because I've been unable to move forward from this! You have killed me with kindness, is what I'm saying. :-p
SERIOUSLY, THOUGH, THIS IS THE MOST PHENOMENALLY WONDERFUL REVIEW I HAVE EVER RECEIVED! YOU'VE MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO RESPOND AT ANY LEVEL OF COHERENCY! BUT I SHALL TRY BY FIRST SAYING THAT IT IS YOU WHO IS BEAUTIFUL AND GORGEOUS AND AMAZING! AND YOU WROTE THIS LIFE-CHANGING REVIEW! I LOVE YOU! UGH!
You obviously know by now how deliriously happy this review has made me, so please excuse the onslaught of redundancy that's about to follow as I prepare to respond to all of your loveliness!
*squee* I'm so happy you loved this so much; both the catastrophic elements and nicer, sweeter moments! ^.^
Yay canon characterizations! I always worry when taking on canon characters - especially for the first time! - so it's great to hear you liked my versions of both James and Lily! And James really is loveable here, isn't he? I feel like I should apologize... I'm sorry! hahaha I didn't mean to make you fall in love with James only to have him not be real! :-p hehehe You're too cute. *hugs*
Gah, you're too nice! Seriously. Stahp it. (No, I'm kidding, NEVER STOP IT!) I'm so happy you found the description so well done! Dialogue generally comes easier to me, so I do always worry a bit about how my description lands, so I'm thrilled to hear this! And I'm so happy the snow globe scene stood out! That seems to be a favorite among reviewers, and it was sort of a combined effort between me and Singularity, which is so nice because we worked so well together - I love seeing our teamwork being the moment that really stands out! Warms my heart! *wipes tear* ;)
Hahaha You are just too much. *glomps* THANK YOU! I had SO much fun with this plot and throwing so many obstacles in their way. Muahahaha! And double yay for a happy ending at the end of all that madness! So happy you enjoyed it!
I'M STARTSTRUCK BY THE BEAUTY OF YOU! You turned my brain to mush with your kindness, in case I hadn't made that clear already. Seriously, though, this review has just blown me away. It took so long to respond to because I've just become speechless each time I tried to answer! You're too wonderful. I am honestly endlessly grateful. *throws endless amounts of thank you's at you*