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Review #26, by V.B.I. The Night of the Second Day

26th February 2013:
I just started reading your first story, Once Defied, a few days ago and I got so engrossed that now I'm here. I just wanted to tell you that I think your writing has gotten stronger and stronger by the chapter. I like Twice Defied even more than the original and have loved everything you've done plotwise with this story. I had chills for this entire chapter. James's struggle to deal with his dad's death at the beginning is palpable, and Alice's speech to Lily is incredibly powerful. What Alice said also hit on a theme that I've never seen explored in a fanfiction before. Great work with the story, I'm sad that I'm coming to the end of where you've updated and I'm hoping for more updates to come!

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Review #27, by Rusty A Steel Trap

14th February 2013:
Firstly, I'd like to say that I'm sorry I haven't reviewed any of your chapters before. I don't really have much of an excuse except to say that since finding Once Defied a few days ago, I've been absolutely HOOKED to the story (and this one too) and couldn't bring myself to write a review when I could have been reading instead! Which, of course, is very selfish, considering how much time you must put into writing these stories for us! But seriously, I hope I can make up for it by saying that reading your story was like as if my mind had been magically obliviated or something and I could read Harry Potter for the first time again, I was that invested in what happened to the characters and the plot and everything that happened. And I can't really give much higher praise than that, since JKR is one of the few who has done that to me in the past :)
But I noticed that you haven't posted a new chapter for a few months, and I really hope this has more to do with the fact that you've been really busy rather than that you're considering abandoning the story... I know I would definitely love to read more of Twice Defied, and maybe even eventually Thrice Defied! It's crazy but your characterisations are pretty much exactly how I imagined all the Marauders and Lily, and I love how canon you are as well :) It definitely makes it easier to imagine that this really happened, which is pretty much exactly what I was looking for when I found Once Defied.
Anyway, this is a SUPER long review, but hopefully it makes up for me not reviewing previously!
I guess I want to finally say, no matter what you choose to do with this story, thank you so much for taking the time to write as much as you have! It couldn't have been easy, but you're a really good writer and I really hope you do decide to finish Twice Defied and then Thrice Defied as well! I know, I don't ask for much... Haha :) But I would definitely read and re-read them if you do decide to continue :)
So in review, this story is perfect and you are amazing and please write more!!! :)

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Review #28, by Bree A Steel Trap

1st February 2013:
I enjoy reading James/lily, so don't feel like you have to hold back or anything

Author's Response: Thank you for being so attentive to answering my requests for feedback! I really appreciate it.

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Review #29, by Bree The Night of the Second Day

1st February 2013:
I thought the disease was excellent. Something really believable (in this fictional world).

I also really liked that the girls started to bond a little

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad the disease was believable; trying to stick to canon (even in the things I make up) is super important to me.

I love Alice and her friends--it's nice when characters come into your head with personalities at least partially formed, which these ones did. If I did pick this back up again, one of the things I'd be most excited to write about would be Lily getting to know them more!

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Review #30, by Bree Vernon Dursley

1st February 2013:
I'm getting pretty excited now that things seem to be picking up.

I really like the way you've portrayed lily and James' relationship. While they aren't unrealistically forgiving of each other's mistakes that occurs in fluffy pieces, they don't do that annoying 'on again, off again' routine with the angst of drama. It's refreshing

Author's Response: Thanks, Bree! I was just re-reading this story yesterday (wondering, "Yikes, can I really pick this up again?!"), and this chapter was my favourite.

I hate unnecessary drama in stories, hence the lack of it in my own. Sometimes, I wonder if that makes me boring, so it's nice to hear that others enjoy it!

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Review #31, by Kristina1990 A Steel Trap

29th December 2012:
I'm so glad that I found your stories! I've been digging my way through this site for the last couple of weeks to procrastinate studying for my exams (it's working extremely well) and these stories are definately very high up on my list!

Hope you'll update soon.

Author's Response: Thank you! Fan fiction is an awesome way of procrastinating. I'm honoured to hear that you liked my stories so much. I know I haven't updated in ages--life has gotten the better of me over the last year and a half. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know you liked it, though. Reviews, more than anything, keep me holding on to the hope of finishing this story one day.

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Review #32, by SpellWatch20760 A Steel Trap

14th December 2012:
I have enjoyed this story very much and i hope you keep updating it often

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the story. Obviously, I haven't fulfilled your wish by updating often...but I haven't yet lost the intention to finish this at some point!

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Review #33, by Prefers Anonymity A Steel Trap

4th December 2012:
Please post more of this story. I have been anxiously awaiting the next installment. I absolutely love your stories. Keep it up! :)

Author's Response: I'm really sorry I haven't posted a chapter in a long time. I've been writing James/Lily stories for like the last 10 years, and I've always had these times where the energy I have for writing fades for a while. I think it's coming back. I can't promise anything--and I realize you've probably long since stopped checking for new chapters--but never give up hope! Thank you for reviewing and letting me know you enjoyed my stories.

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Review #34, by Kat A Steel Trap

24th November 2012:
Love it can't wait to read more

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the story!

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Review #35, by Noturavggurl A Steel Trap

31st October 2012:
Good plot development so far. Makes me want to read
more, and I like long chapters when they are as good as this

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really happy to hear that you're interested to read more...though not so happy that I don't have more to offer right now!

I also appreciate your feedback about the length; sometimes I really do worry that I'm scaring people off with the length of the chapters. (I'm sure that's the case for some people, but as long as there are a few who don't mind, I'm happy!)

Thank you again!

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Review #36, by Canadian_Hogwarts A Steel Trap

23rd October 2012:
I love it!! Please update soon! I just read Once defied and Twice Defied in less than two days...I need more chapters for my new addiction. Actually...add like 7 chapters! Right now!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad to hear you loved the story that much. :) I apologize that I've been slower in updating lately...I'll admit that I've hit a spot in the story where I don't really know where to go next, and plus I'm way more busy because I have a full-time job now. But I am working on more of the story, and will hopefully have something new up soon!

Thanks for your patience and, again, for the review!

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Review #37, by Pat A Steel Trap

22nd October 2012:
This is amazing. I'm loving the story so far! I'm keen for next chapter :D Please keep writing!! Good luck aha.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I hope I will have a new chapter up in the next couple of weeks...I started a new job at the beginning of October and it's been a real time leech. I'm planning to try to write 25,000 words for this story in November, though, so hopefully updates should be more frequent.

I'm thrilled that you love the story, and thanks for being patient with me! :)

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Review #38, by StormThief17 A Steel Trap

12th October 2012:
Awww they are so cute! James and Lily make me so warm and fuzzy. I loved seeing so much of them here. You also managed to do a lot with them but without completely neglecting the wider plot so that was good. Not going to lie, I sort of saw the attack coming, but it was still pretty suspenseful wondering what exactly would result from James and Lily's messup. Great chapter! One minor error is but she could Sirius wasnít having any of it. you need something like but she could see, or she could tell. Also, congrats on winning the dobby!

Author's Response: Hi StormThief! Thank you so much for coming to read and review. :)

Totally know what you mean about the warm and fuzzy feeling. :D I definitely got that when I was writing this chapter, which was fun! I'm glad you enjoyed that part of the chapter, and the way that I worked it into the bigger plot.

I'm not too surprised that you sensed something was off in that scene. James did too, but then, because he's James, he got all distracted by Lily's Patronus. :P

Thank you for pointing out that error--you're definitely right that something is missing there!

And thank you also (I feel so repetitive, haha) for the congratulations! It's a kind of crazy of those things you always secretly hope for, but never really think will happen. I really appreciated your nomination in the Best Romance category, as well.

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Review #39, by Jess the Enthusiast A Steel Trap

6th October 2012:
I think I have a problem: I squealed way too much during all of the James/Lily bits. But they're just too darn cute! I can't help all the abundance of feels they give me! I loved the whole Patronus thing; I was probably smiling as wide as James was. And she came to visit him! And she loves him! Ah I just can't even jkdsjfgjhsf

Sorry I'll act like a normal person now haha. So I loved this chapter! (And not just the James/Lily bits!) I was very suspicious of the screaming woman and to find out that she's Gamp's wife is unsettling; I feel so bad that Sturgis was attacked, and I don't know how I feel about them not telling the Order about the situation. And I really loved how you described Lily's feelings towards Sirius; I wonder what he has to do in order to gain her trust and liking (since we know in canon that they became friends) and I wonder what she has to do to gain his.
Wonderful chapter! I can't wait for the next update!


~Jess :D

Author's Response: :D Yay, feels! This was definitely a fun chapter to write. Not the most eventful, but it was nice to get to write a lighter scene between James and Lily.

I'm particularly happy you liked the Patronus "reveal", so to speak (though that makes it sound a lot more dramatic than it really is...), because I was really anxious about having to write that scene. I didn't want to make it seem cliched or contrived or anything, and it felt like there was a lot of potential for it to go in that direction. But if it resulted in feels, that is awesome. :D

I didn't know how suspicious the screaming woman/Gamp's wife was going to seem, but I figured that most people would pick up on there being something off. :P In fact, James kind of did too, but his attention was drawn elsewhere by the whole Patronus situation.

I can't say that I know exactly how Sirius and Lily grow closer (yet), but I know that it will happen. :P I feel like Sirius would have a bit of resentment towards Lily because she takes so much of James' attention away--not really because there's anything slashy going on, but just because I think Sirius is a bit unbalanced and selfish in that way. I feel like that's a wound that could definitely be healed with the passage of time...but we shall both see how it all transpires! :P

Thank you again for your reviews! I started a new job a couple weeks ago, and I'm trying to find the time to write more often, now that things are settling down. Hopefully a new chapter will be up before the end of the month!

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Review #40, by Jess the Enthusiast Exodus

6th October 2012:
I absolutely loved this chapter! What I really love about this story is how you detail the progression of the war and how it affect James and Lily and the Marauders - and how they cope with it all. It's so realistic and true to JK's work and I am just always impressed. And I loved the second half of the chapter; it was the Marauders being the Marauders again. I think that this is something that probably occurred in canon: sad, dangerous times and then going out one night for a good laugh - just like old times. I thought it was very funny and really great to read.
Great chapter!


~Jess :D

Author's Response: Hi Jess! Thank you so much for the review (and a small apology for taking a little while to reply).

The war is one of my favourite parts of Marauders Era stories. I mean, it isn't very pleasant, but I feel like it's one of the most compelling parts of their story. I'm so glad you like the way I've portrayed it so far! And especially happy that it seems true to canon and realistic, because those qualities are something I strive for in my writing. :)

I wasn't too sure whether the second half of the chapter came off as well as I had hoped, so I'm very happy to hear that you found it funny! I think maybe I was just mired in some of the darker elements of the story when I was writing it, and I worried that it was going to make a scene that was supposed to be funny kind of depressing. And also conflicted because I didn't want to make it TOO funny, given James' situation. :S Anyway, though--that's just me over-thinking, as usual. I'm really happy you liked it!

Thanks again!

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Review #41, by SnitchSnatcher A Steel Trap

4th October 2012:
More Lily/James, I say!

But no, really, yet again you did a great job at balancing the plot with the romance aspect. I loved it!

The plot is definitely thickening and I'm really worried that nothing but bad things will come out of the secret they're all keeping. I wish Lily would've spoken up, but I understand her hesitancy to do so.

Once again, I'm super impressed by your characterization of Sirius. There's just something about the way you write him that feels so canon to me. Perhaps it's the darkness that shrouds his peripheral. At any rate, I love it. I also love how close you've made him and Peter - it makes his reaction to Peter's betrayal all the more believable.

Anyway, I'm so excited to read more of this and demand that you update soon! Yes, you read that right - I demand it! Or, at the very least, very politely request that you publish the next chapter just as soon as you're done with it!

Author's Response: More Lily/James ALWAYS. I really do enjoy writing the interactions between them--they're my OTP and my favourite characters. I've always considered this story much more of a James/Lily story than a Marauders story. But usually, I get worried that people will be annoyed if I only focus on the two of them--and, realistically, it's not like any couple spends ALL of their time together.

Anyway. I seem to be explaining myself for no reason. Moving on... :P

The Order is this fascinating thing to me--I think there's a temptation to see it as this altruistic, let's-join-hands-and-vanquish-evil group, but I just see all of these individual human beings with their own motivations and opinions, and it's wonderfully flawed. Lily and the Marauders aren't the only ones who keep things to themselves, and that will likely come up later on--not in a terribly important way (or, at least, as far as I can think ahead), but I have a few small plans. ;)

I'm SO happy you liked the part about Sirius. I originally wrote that a couple chapters back, but ending up editing it out and saving it for later. :P Oddly enough, Sirius is a character that really intimidates me. I love his dark edges, much more than his good qualities, and I have trouble putting the two together sometimes. And I don't know what it is about him and Peter that just goes together really well in my mind--they always gravitate towards each other in conversations, and I feel like they have a similar sense of humour.

I'm going to try super super super hard to finish the next chapter by next weekend. I know it's a bit later than the weekly updates I've been doing recently, but that's life for you. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

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Review #42, by SnitchSnatcher Exodus

3rd October 2012:
Ah! I didn't know that you had updated, so imagine my surprise when I get back from my brief holiday and see not one but two chapters!

This was awesome! I loved how we got plot development in the first half of the chapter and a bit of fun in the second half. You have a lovely way of balancing things out between the two halves so there's never too much of one thing but a nice collection of a whole bunch of things.

The stag bit was a lovely touch - made me grin from ear to ear.

I'm starting to get that sense of dreaded anticipation in my stomach - you know, the one that reminds you that things are about to get darker and far worse than they have been. I'm just bracing myself for the impact of it all.

Great job, Penny, as per usual!

Onto the next chapter!

Author's Response: :P I was a busy busy author there for a while! (Alas, I started a full-time job this past week, which is really cramping my style when it comes to writing.)

So happy to hear there was a good balance in this chapter. It felt a little off to me for whatever reason, so I'm very glad that it didn't come across that way on your side of the screen. I did think they were due for some fun, though!

Can you believe the stag thing? It was the most amazing discovery. :P

I'm really happy that you've got a sense of anticipation for the rest of the story--definitely makes me feel like I'm doing something right!

Thank you so much for the review! :D

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Review #43, by Padfoot A Steel Trap

30th September 2012:
Hello!Another wonderful chapter,as usual!I think you did an amazing job with James/Lily,you really know how to keep the balance between romance and the other parts of the plot.Honestly,you're one of the very few authors who can write everything perfectly!I am very satisfied with the chapters' length,I like stories with long chapters,and when it is your story I'm reading,the longer the better!I'm looking forward to more!
P.S.Don't be alarmed if I don't review very often!You won't have lost me as a reader,but it's my final year at school and I'm busier than ever!I'll try my best to leave you a line,though!
And before I forget,James is just ADORABLE!I also love Lily to pieces,but if she has a go at my Sirius again,even inside her head,I'll.start yelling at her..?And she doesn't want that,does she? :)

Author's Response: Hi, Padfoot! Thank you so much for the review. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the chapter. :)

It's great to hear that you think I can juggle the different elements of the story well. You're far too kind, saying that I can write everything perfectly! :) I'm very happy to know that you think there's a good balance, though, because I do worry about that at times. There's a lot of keep a handle on, I'm finding!

Hmm, Lily and Sirius...well, I can't say I really have anything major planned there, but I do feel like there's a bit of natural antagonism between them, so you never know what could happen. :P And if she does get cross with him again, you have my full permission to yell at her.

I'm also relieved to hear that you don't mind the lengthier chapters. I never know whether it turns people off reading or not, so thank you for putting my mind a little more at ease!

I really appreciate your review, especially when you're busy--I know that most people are at this time of year, so I'm flattered that you would take time out of your schedule to read and review. It means a lot!

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Review #44, by The Raven_claw All Right

27th September 2012:
Haha I really liked your "Scene of a Sexual Nature" - it was romantic and exciting while still classy and still fitting of the tone of the rest of the story. Bravo. :-)

Author's Response: Haha, thank you! That really does make me feel good. Awkward person that I am, I still think about it and inwardly go, "You wrote that?!?! Ugh." But all those words you've used to describe it are exactly what I hoped to achieve, so I'm thrilled! :)

Thank you so much for the review, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of the story as well!

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Review #45, by StormThief17 Exodus

26th September 2012:
First review!! I'm sort oif excited for that! Anyway, I loved this chapter! You keep building the suspense and raising the stakes on everything, it's great! I also think you've done a great job of getting down the dynamics of the Ministry. Adding those little details like the lift lady just creates that Harry Potter atmosphere.

I missed having a bigger Lily/James scene in this chapter, but the Marauders totally made up for it! It was so great to see them hanging out just like old times. I also loved the dialogue just before they apparate. That was hilarious!

Great chapter :) I am getting so psyched for the climax of this story! Good luck with Dobby's!

Author's Response: Yay! Thank you so much for the review! I've been checking (far too often) ever since I posted the chapter, so it was really exciting to see a new review! :D

I'm so happy to hear that things are suspenseful and climactic, especially with all the Ministry stuff. It's actually quite fun to write those parts--maybe partially because it's a familiar setting, so I have an easier time navigating it. :)

Yes, I know, I was sad to not be able to work in James and Lily together in this chapter! I figured that it had been a while since I last showed the Marauders together, though, so it was probably time to include that. I'm glad you thought it was funny in parts--as I was writing it, something in me just felt like I wasn't hitting the right note, but maybe it was just my inner critic.

I am planning a good bit of James/Lily interaction in the next chapter, so I hope that'll make up for the lack of it in this one! :)

Thank you again for the review; it's wonderful to hear you're psyched, because I am too!

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Review #46, by DeathDay Party Planner The Night of the Second Day

21st September 2012:
I've just finished "Once Defied" and caught up with you here: enjoying it immensely, thank you!

Like Jess below, I'm enthused by the scene with Lily and the other women. Astutely evolved, this coven development presents some clear opportunities for Lily to build significant female relationships, receiving some heart-to-heart insights, particularly with Alice(?), that could clarify and drive her romantic situation with James and weave many additional high impact dramatic canon threads into the main plot.

(Please forgive the mild criticism) - I particularly hope the above is your intent because, for a novel with a declared drama-romance double genre, the romantic relationship has not occupied nearly as much of the story as I'd expect - specifically considering a supposedly loving teenage couple composed of the two main characters who have just experienced virgin sex - the lack of passion is puzzlingly explicit to me at this point.

On the other hand, I applaud your characterization of James' complex relationship with his parents as so dispassionate. That theme seems understandable given their disparate ages, and their long separations. Given he's an only child whose father is dying, without any back-story to condition the relationship, he appears incredibly immature and selfish rather than just ridden by a gathering angst. As you said, it will certainly afford ample opportunity for later self-loathing.

I wouldn't be the Deathday Party Planner if I failed to ask for more murder and mayhem - appropriate to a 15+ rating, of course. It seems reasonable to expect more as the Order vigilantes are operating in a setting the wizard community later stipulated in canon to have been deep in the "first war" at the time. Anyway, I am looking forward to Moody and the other members of the Order earning their legends in lots of knock-down-drag-out cursing, jinxing, and hexing confrontations!

You have made me your fan and I can't wait for your coming chapters. Throughout "Once Defied" and again here, I found myself emotionally embroiled with your building canticle conditioning every piece of your action and dialog with my chilling foreknowledge. Totally enthralled with this story, you have made me fully commit to Lilly and James meme: "...their desperate wish: I don't want you to die."

Again, thank you!

Author's Response: Hi there! Wow, what a thoughtful review. :) Thanks so much for sharing your feelings about the story with me! I'm really glad you enjoyed Once Defied and this story so far.

Great to hear that you also enjoyed the scene with Lily and the other women of the Order. (I never thought of them as a coven, but I suppose you're absolutely right!) It's nice to give Lily the opportunity to start fresh and form some female relationships, as you said. It'll definitely enhance some aspects of the plot down the road.

Ack, you know, you've hit on something that relates to one of my main worries about this story. (And no need to apologize--feedback, positive or negative, is always a good thing!) You see, I often fear that I'm not really doing justice to all the different aspects of the plot. Even with the chapters regularly rounding out at 5,000-6,000 words, I always feel as though I don't have enough room to tell all of the things I want to. For example, I do like to write scenes focused on James and Lily, but then I worry that it's going to become too repetitive if I don't show them with their friends/families/etc. So, that may be one reason why the story feels less "romantic".

On the other hand, though, James and Lily have been dealt sort of a rough hand that I think brought the "honeymoon" phase of their relationship to a rather abrupt end. And, of course, there is just simply the fact that I don't think I'm drawn to writing traditional romance in the vein of someone like Nicholas Sparks or Nora Roberts.

Having said all that--I do appreciate your suggestion very much, and I'll definitely keep it in mind as I write future chapters. :)

Yes, I plan to have many more action-filled moments in the future! The lack of them so far is really just because Lily & the Marauders are still being accepted into the Order. They haven't yet been assigned tasks that would bring them close to fighting on a regular basis, but that will happen more and more as time passes. (By the way, I think your user name is really clever!)

Again, I'm so glad to hear you've loved my stories so far! It's been a pleasure to hear your thoughts and feedback. I hope to have a new chapter up fairly soon!

Thanks again!

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Review #47, by Jess the Enthusiast The Night of the Second Day

18th September 2012:
Another wonderful chapter! I feel so sorry for James! I thought that the disease you came up with was both believable and heartbreaking - so good job! I wonder if Mrs. Potter will catch it since she's been spending so much time taking care of her husband.
I really enjoyed the last scene with Lily and the other women from the Order. I mean, first I squealed because I absolutely love it when Lily realizes that her Patronus is the counterpart to James'; I hope she tells him and that they figure out what it means :) And it was also nice to get into the insight of Order's minds, to fully understand why they behave the way they do around the Marauders and Lily. It makes sense, and it also makes it easier to believe that one day they'll all be the friends that they appear to be in canon.
Lovely chapter; I can't wait for the next update! 10/10 :D

Author's Response: Yay, I'm glad you liked the chapter! Thanks for leaving me a review. :)

I'm happy to hear that the disease was believable and sad. It was hard to come up with something that could be considered a strictly "wizarding" disease.

Heehee, it was fun to write the moment when Lily realized her Patronus' is similar to James'. :D I kind of tried to avoid it for a while, because somehow I always feel like it's difficult to write without seeming cliched...but you have to show it sometime! I do indeed have plans for James finding out about it. ;)

I'm glad you liked the insight into the Order, too. I felt like that half of the chapter was maybe a bit dialogue-heavy, but I did want to develop their characters a bit--as you said, that'll hopefully help later on when they start to become closer. :)

Thank you so much--new chapter should be up sometime around the 23rd!

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Review #48, by StormThief17 Grown Up

17th September 2012:
I really like the way you portray the relationships within the order. I think Alice is a very sweet person, and I love the girly gossip going on between her and Hestia. Like I've said before, you do a wonderful job of combining both the tragedy and regular life of the time period.

Also, I really liked the way you wove all sorts of things in here--the order/voldemort, Lily and James' relationship(even mentioning Snape!), James' dad, and maybe, just maybe, hints of Peter's true nature. Maybe I'm crazy, but the whole thing with him complaining about being left out makes me think it could play a part--however insignificant--in his betrayal. That's just me.

Great job!

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing again! :D

I'm so glad you like the other Order members. It's difficult to deal with such a large cast of characters--not only because you have to flesh out their personalities, but also because once you've done that, you have to figure out a way to actually include them in the story! Alice is indeed very kind, although I wouldn't necessarily let her fool you into thinking that she doesn't have a tough side. ;)

I'm happy to hear that everything was woven together in a way that you enjoyed. :) It sometimes feels to me like I'm either doing too much tragedy or, conversely, not paying attention to it enough. It's nice to know that I've struck a good balance!

Peter is a very complex character to me, and I think the motivation for his betrayal was the sum of a lot of different parts. I think that feeling left out did probably play into it, though in my mind, it wasn't his biggest motivator. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to explore it a bit later on, even though it'll be limited because I'm writing from James & Lily's perspective. (But if you're curious, you can always get in touch with me on the forums and I'll be happy to elaborate!)

Thanks again for the review! Glad you enjoyed the chapter!

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Review #49, by StormThief17 All Right

16th September 2012:
You have no idea how excited I was to check this and see 3, yes 3! chapters I haven't read yet! RL is just drowning me right now, so I haven't been on much for the past few weeks.

This chapter was so intense...the fight, the kiss, everything just moved at such a fast pace. I hink you did a great job of describing everything, especially th fight. I'm so curious now to know who that guy is, and what on earth is going on with the pub. And for once, I don't have to wait! Yay! I hope you got those 12 more reviews and this one starts on your next 1000! Great writing :)

Author's Response: I know, isn't it hard to believe? THREE NEW CHAPTERS! :D I've been on such a roll with this story lately, which I suspect is related to the fact that I have almost nothing else to do at the moment. It's very exciting, though! And if all goes well, I should have another chapter done within a week. :D

I totally understand being consumed by RL, so no worries. :) Get to the story whenever you can, and I'll be happy as a clam!

I'm so glad you found the chapter exciting, and that my descriptions were good. That's one thing that I'm always trying to improve on in my writing! You may find some stuff about that guy in the coming chapters. ;)

I did indeed get the 12 reviews needed! Your is my 1,013th review. :D But really, I've thought about it, and it's like every review I've ever been left is my 1,000th review, because without each one, I never would have reached that milestone. Thank you so much for the reviews you've left me; they've all been so nice! :)

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Review #50, by SnitchSnatcher The Night of the Second Day

16th September 2012:
AH! I just about screamed when I saw that this was updated. Ran over here just as fast as I could to read and review. Again, you do not disappoint - not that you ever have, but you know :P

I'm so glad that James has Lily. So unbelievably glad. It must be terrible, having to watch his father dying. But at least he finds solace in Lily.

I really really enjoyed the scene between Lily and the rest of the Order women. Alice's speech broke my heart if only because it was so realistic. This is really the first L/J fic I've read where the war not only plays a part, but it's one of the lead characters, affecting everyone and everything in very real ways.

This was, as always, magnificent, and I can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Ah, Molly, I could just hug you for reviewing so fast! It's been ages since I had a review on a new chapter this quickly. :D Thank you so much!

I think James is lucky that he has a good support system, because I can't imagine how difficult it would be to go through what he's going through. I expect it'll make this all a little bit easier to get through, since he has Lily and his friends.

I'm so glad you liked that scene! It was kind of dialogue-heavy, but it was a conversation I really wanted to include, to give a different perspective on the war. And to me, the war is the most compelling part of Lily and the Marauders' story--I mean, romance is always fun, but romance against the backdrop of war? :P It's the stuff that Oscar-winning films are made of!

I already wrote the first half of chapter 13, so it should be up in about a week. I'm having so much fun writing lately, and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the chapter! Thanks again!

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