Reading Reviews for The Month I was a Hipster
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Review #26, by daretodream Day 2

14th August 2012:

Well, Ferris Nott is a great big jerk isn't he? (I have a list of other words for him as well, but seeing as they're not review appropriate I will follow Millie's example and keep my thoughts to myself :D)

Seriously though, who breaks up with a girl and has a new one by TUESDAY. That's not only mean, that's flat out ambitious. And whoever the girl is well, you can imagine my thoughts about her as well. Can anybody say rebound? I can.

I'm already in love with James Potter, my love affair with him is a big problem. One that I only see getting worse as this story goes on, really.

I'm super glad that her ex wasn't James. Again with the originality and breaking all the stereotypes, I love it. But seriously, had her ex been James it would have been a classic get back together story. I like this one better, it's new and different.

Berkley still cracks me up. I love that he isn't afraid to tell Millie exactly how he feels, and he doesn't sugarcoat it either. Plus he doesn't like Sherri, which I find amusing. I absolutely died at some of his sarcastic comments though, like about Millie being a klepto. Perfect.

Sherri. She's one of those characters who everybody has a real life counterpart of. That girl you talk to sometimes when it is convenient so you don't get lonely. Perfect.

Once again, I loved this chapter :D Amazing job 10/10


Author's Response: *waves back* Hi there! Thanks again for reviewing this! Ferris is definitely a big jerk (amongst other words that we cannot use in reviews). I'm finding that a lot of my Ravenclaw characters have some Slytherin qualities in them, which is interesting to me because I guess there's a fine line between the two houses if you think about it, and Ferris exhibits this. He's calculating. And he disregards other's feelings if it gets him what he wants. Whether it's a rebound or not, only time will tell.
Aww I'm glad that you like James! It's a bit hard to write two stories with James characters and make a distinction between them so I'm glad you like him! I do too :)
It's really funny, I think, how so many people had thought James was going to be the ex; I hadn't even considered such a thing while writing it - it just wasn't a part of the story I wanted to tell. And I'm glad that you think I'm so original! It makes me feel so awesome!
Everyone loves Berkley, haha. I think the two of them are at the point in their friendship where they just tell it how it is; they're so comfortable with one another.
Sherri! Ahhh I love that girl and judging by some reviews I've gotten I think I'm in the minority here haha. But she has a purpose and great qualities and I felt that Millie needed at least one female friend - even if they weren't besties.
Thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely review! Everything that you say is very sweet and makes me smile :D

~Jess :D

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Review #27, by daretodream Day 1

14th August 2012:

So I've actually been meaning to read this story for a long time...I just have the attention span of a 3 year old, so I always forget.

I love your writing style. I think you're really funny, and you manage to be that way without the one liners seeming to be out of place. Millie's thought process is hilarious mostly because it's believable. The funniest part is that it is easy to imagine someone actually thinking like that, it's not ridiculously out there.

I think Berkley is my favorite character. And what is this, a male best friend the main character won't fall in love with? While those can be wonderful stories, this is just refreshing. Berkley is everything the obnoxious female best friend always aims to be, only he goes one step further. He's male. I love it.

I think the flow of the story is fine, and I'm really interested in the suspense of who she saw kissing who at the breakfast table. Obviously, this was a bit of a big deal, if it prompted this sort of change.

I really like the title of the story. I think it's funny and unique and it will draw people in.

The only negative thing I have to say (and it's a small one at that) is that you have a few typos in here. Only a few though, they're not obnoxious or distracting. They're the kind that are bound to happen, even if you read over your own writing, because the words aren't spelt wrong, it's just the wrong word, do you know what I mean? It happens to me all the time, because when you read it over, you know what it is supposed to say, so you don't notice that one letter is off.

You might have someone already looking at those, or already be aware of them and are going to change them when you edit, but if not, feel free to send me a PM and I can message you the ones that I noticed.

I absolutely loved this first chapter! You did a MAGNIFICENT job! 10/10


Author's Response: Hi Cassie! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such in depth reviews! Your input is very much appreciated!
For some reason this story makes me really nervous - espeically on the humor front - and I think it's because the main character is nothing like the one from my other story so I'm not as comfortable with it yet (but I'm certainly getting there!) It's not as in-your-face humor and I'm always worried that it's not coming across so I'm glad (and relieved!) that you think it's funny!
Everyone loves Berkley, haha! He was an immediate fan-favorite when I published this and I'm so happy about that! And thank you for all of your lovely comments about his role as Millie's best friend! I'm so flattered! Male characters can be a bit hard for me sometimes but Berkley is definitely the one I'm the most proud of.
And thank you for the reassurance about the flow; this is the first time I've ever written in the present tense (I'm finding that I love it!) so sometimes I'm unsure of how I'm doing with it.
I'm glad that you like the title; I'm still a bit iffy about it so I'm trying to get an overall census on it.
Thank you so much for your offer! I know exactly what you mean and I'm definitely going to take you up on that and send it over. Having another pair of eyes is a big help; I should get a beta but my updates can be slow at times and when I finish I just want to get the chapter out. So thank you; that's a really big help!
I cannot thank you enough for looking this over; I really appreciate the thorough review and all of your compliments and criticism! Your input is really great!

~Jess :D

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Review #28, by JamesSiriusPotterII Day 3

12th August 2012:
Update. And I like the title:P I ship Berkley/Millie. Js. Even if it is James/OC. James is MINE.:P

Author's Response: Thank you! I've been expecting some Berkley/Millie shippers (Couple name: Billie?) so I'm not surprised or one to judge! They certainly have great chemistry. And James is pretty wonderful; I love him too :)
Thanks for reading and reviewing - and for giving your input on the title :D

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Review #29, by Serendipity1234 Day 3

11th August 2012:
It's pretty good so far and I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes :) I really like Berkley ❤ and his quip at the end was pretty funny. He just seems kind of adorable because he's protective and sweet. And how he was uncharacteristically rumpled when he came to find her probably because he was worried ❤❤
Millie bugs me a bit, but that's only because I think the whole hipster thing is stupid in general. Though that's obviously a theme here haha. I do find her endearing and amiable most of the time, though.
I think you should describe the Hipogriff feather because while I'm sure it's probably different from an owl feather I'm not quite sure how obviously different you mean for it to be. Is it very ostentatious? Or is it just kind of peculiar and makes you take a second glance? Very original idea, I must say. It's kind of funny that she's a wizard hipster because wizards kind of don't change over time. They stick wih their traditional old-fashioned things (who really knows why?) but Millie sort of finds a hybrid idea that's new but not muggle. That's actually pretty clever -maybe she should be a businesswoman rather than a hipster ;)
I really want to know more about her old relationship with Ferris -like how close were they? Why did they break up? And how did he break up with her? And what's he /like/?
I wouldn't mind if you changed the title, but I don't think there's anything wrong with it. It does grab your attention.

Update soon :)
AND WONDERLAND. Because I LOVE Wonderland ❤❤❤

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you enjoyed it! Berkley has collected quite the fanclub so far, haha! I love him too; he can be a jerk but he's lovable at the same time. His friendship with Millie is very important to him and while she can give him quite the headache, he's willing to throw himself out there for her. I find it interesting that they each have a difficult time expressing in words exactly how much they mean to each other so they instead like to show it in their actions. It's peculiar but sweet at the same time.
I can understand that Millie would bug you a bit, but I'm glad that she has some redeeming qualities! And while I love Hipsters, the absurdity of Millie's actions is definitely a theme so you're correct on that front!
Thank you for pointing out that I didn't describe the feather in this chapter; I didn't realize that I left that out and I'll be sure to include it in the next chapter. Since Hippogriff's have the head of an eagle, I imagine that it's a large feather, but there's no special pattern or anything to it. It's more of the principle of the thing, haha.
And thank you for thinking that this is original! I try to contribute originality to the archives as much as possible! And I really like the way you described how Millie's intergrated Muggle life into the Wizarding World, making it a "Hybrid" - I really like that so thanks. And I'm sure her parents would love it if she became a businesswoman! She certainly has the qualifications for it, being a studious Ravenclaw and all ;)
I'm also glad that you're so intrigued by the whole Millie/Ferris relationship; I'll be revealing more and more about them as a couple as time goes by :)
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing - and for your input on the title; I really appreciate it! I'll try to update this soon and an update for Wonderland shouldn't be too far off :D

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Review #30, by littlemisssnape Day 3

11th August 2012:
Hahahahahaha I loved the whole Hippogriff thing!! Keep going (:

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you enjoyed it :D

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Review #31, by NicolaEve Day 3

11th August 2012:
no you shouldn't change the name of the story!! it's good : ) the chapter was really good

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed it! And thank you for your input on the title; I'm still iffy on it and need all the input I can get.
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #32, by LittleMissPrincess Day 3

11th August 2012:
YAY! you finally updated this!! i love it! and know we finally know who the mysterious person was that was being hinted at these past two chapters. okay so i love it(: please update soon!
and the titles not that bad, actually.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! Again, I'm sorry for the delay, but I'm glad that you came back to read and review! And thanks on your input for the title; I'm still iffy on it so I'm need all of the input I can get. I'll try to update soon :)
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #33, by Elfo Day 3

11th August 2012:
Woah, Hippogriff-feather quill? Very original. 'Hipster All the Way!'
Anyway, great chapter, I really enjoyed reading it. Please update quick!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you thought it was original; it'd be pretty bad if I failed on that front, haha. I'll try to update soon!
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #34, by Elfo Day 2

11th August 2012:
Loved it again! Pretty glad that James isn't Millie's ex, can't wait to see more of him in the story!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! And me too! This story would be so different if he had been.
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #35, by PygmyPuffLover Day 3

10th August 2012:
aaah, jessie. gawd, i love this story. millie makes me laugh so much ~ and did i ever mention that i love berkley? because i adore him. very much. i would have his children quite happily. and seriously, millie, hippogriff feather quills? *facepalm* jessie, where on earth do you come up with ideas like 'gets headbutted by a hippogriff'? you, my darling, are unfairly creative.

amazing, amazing chapter! muchos love from me,

ellie :) xx

Author's Response: Thank you so much Ellie! To be perfectly honest, I have no idea where all of my weird ideas come from but I'm glad that you think they're creative! And I just couldn't resist having Millie geting headbutted by a Hippogriff; the image is just too funny (for me at least) to pass up.
I'm also so glad that you like Millie! I'm always unsure of how everyone will respond to her, so I'm glad to hear it! And Berkley, haha, he's become quite the heartthrob lately; I'm afriad you're going to have to fight for him, deary.

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!! Lots of love! :D

~Jessie :D

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Review #36, by Elfo Day 1

10th August 2012:
AHH! Loving it so far!!

Author's Response: Thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy it :D

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Review #37, by AccioSonicScrewdriver Day 3

10th August 2012:
Awesome chapter!!! :D

Author's Response: Thank you so much! :D

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Review #38, by Anasuya Day 2

19th June 2012:
Its 3:45 AM in here and I've been up all night reading this and Wonderland! You are a fabulous author! :)
And I kinda had this feeling that her ex was not going to be James; call it intuition or whatever! But yeah, James is funny, isn't he? I hope to see more of him!!
Well, as for Millie, I don't know if I told you in the first chapter, but her name is AWESOME!! And so is she! :) :D
Please update asap! Can't wait!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I love your dedication, haha! I'm sorry that you stayed up so late though; hopefully you were able to sleep in!
A lot of people thought that James was going to be the ex, which was something I hadn't anticipated so good job! You were one of the few that didn't :)
I'm glad that you thought he was funny; he's more of a class show-off than Wonderland!James (who's still funny, but you know what I mean). And I'm glad that you like Millie - both her name and character! I stole "Millie" from the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.
I'll try to update soon; thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #39, by Anasuya Day 1

19th June 2012:
I really liked it!! :)
Keep going please! Awesome, whatever I've read so far! :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you like it! :D

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Review #40, by unicorn_hair Day 2

12th June 2012:
Woah, this story is brilliant. I love how your stories always have such a great plot set up right from the beginning.
Here's a joke I thought you'd appreciate:

How did the hipster burn her mouth?

She ate her pizza before it was cool.


Please keep writing this story, it's amazing!
-The Hair of the Unicorn

Author's Response: Thank you so much!! That's so sweet of you to say! AND I LOVE THAT JOKE OH MY GOD XD
I'll try to update soon!
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #41, by PygmyPuffLover Day 2

8th June 2012:
i have absolutley no idea how this review took me so long to do. i don't even know... i even reviewed wonderland before i reviewed this story, and wonderland only came out two days ago! i'm awful. i should be shot. but hopefully i won't be, because i quite like being alive.

ANYWAY. i ramble far too much. this is why my reviews are always so long winded. MILLIE. i love millie. she cracks me up like you couldn't believe, she's just so batty. the stuff about millie's break up was really interesting - i really want to know the full story.

james was sweet ~ i think it does mean something that he made her feel better so quickly. i can't wait until he comes into the story properly.

anyway, i loved the chapter, so please update soon!

ellie :) xx

Author's Response: Hi there Ellie! Well, considering how long it's taken me to answer my reviews (I got a bit overwhelmed...) I'm more likely to be shot than you, haha. But I'm working on it! It's a slow process.
I'm so glad that you like Millie! Berkley has accumilated the most fans so far so I'm glad that you like her! She's different from Spencer, but equally fun to write. And I'm glad that you thought the break-up was interesting; I'll probably give you bits and pieces each chapter as the story goes on.
James won't be a main character for a while but you'll definitely see glimpses of him that I think you like :)
Thanks for reading and reviewing!

~Jessie :D

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Review #42, by hogwartschick22 Day 2

1st June 2012:
Please update soon! This is so funny and really good at the same time and I can't wait to see more James!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you like it! I'm going to start the next chapter soon so that I can update sometime within the next few weeks.
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #43, by explosion Day 2

25th May 2012:

So I finally (finally!) got the chance to read this chapter and as usual you did not disappoint. I love Millie so much, her obliviousness to being a hipster and her mess of a life is so entertainingly cute to read.

I also love Berkley. I want to capture him and lock him in my basement so that he can be my best friend instead of Millie's and then I want to marry him because he seems like he'd be a great hubby too.

And have I mentioned how hilarious the Clearwater/Walker dynamic is? Love love love the hatred so much. And the James action was fabulous, even though it was short.


Author's Response: HEY REBECCA!

I'm SO glad that you liked this chapter! And don't worry about being behind, lately I've been so behind on answering my reviews and I'm finally gettign around to them.
I'm glad that you like Millie; she's kind of fascinating to me - and so is her friendship with Berkley. And speaking of Berkley, you may have him to wed; let's just hope that Freddy doesn't find out because I'm sure he'll be disappointed ;)
So, yeah, I'm really glad that you liked everything! We'll be seeing more of the Clearwater/Walker showdown and James's appearences will remain short for a bit longer.
Thanks for reading and reviewing, dear!!!

~Jess :D

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Review #44, by NeverGotHerLetter Day 2

24th May 2012:
Ahh! Totally loving this!
I like Millie.. annoying as she is, she's punky and I like that. I'm actually a hipster (apparently) irl and yeah she's a poser but I don't know.. for some reason I've taken a shine to her. And I adore that she's a kleptomaniac. LOVE THAT. Keep that going in the story.
I love Wren. He's the absolute bomb. Seriously dude like I massively love his character. Which brings me on to Sherri, who I think is a massive suck up. I don't like her but I love that you haven't made her and Wren get together. PLEASE don't do that. The originality is fab and don't get rid of it by doing that Ah.
And I like James, obviously, because he's James. I think that rather than making him a main character, continue to have him in little tidbits of flirting whenever you feel like it. Think of it like making him an Ernie-MacMillan type character. And the break up is intriguing! Pretty cliche but all fanfics need a little bit of that to make it tick ^^
I have absolutely no idea what the trend's going to be. Pumpkins for earrings? Riding a hippogriff round school? Tending the forbidden forest in her spare time?
Yeah from that it's pretty clear that I've got no clue.
But yeah, update when you can! (I haven't updated for six months aaahh)
Love, Chloe xxx

Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I'm uber jealous of your hipster; I've always wanted to be one! But, yeah, Millie's a total poser, but I'm glad that you like her regardless! Ever since I started writing this, I've been worried about what the actual hipsters would think of it. And don't worry, Millie will always be a kleptomaniac - how else will she get her hipster gear? :)
I love Berkley too! He's such a jerk but I can't help but lovve him! I've been getting mixed reactions from Sherri, it's very interesting to me. I mean, part of me wishes that you'd all love her as much as I do, but people are bound to pick a side in the Berkley/Sherri Confict. And afteer reading all of your reasonings, I can see why she's a bit unlikable; she is a bit of a suck up, isn't she? But she means well. And don't worry, Berkley and Sherri will NEVER EVER get together! I swear! Their tension isn't sexual at all! They really hate each other.
I'm glad that you like James! I'm still fleshing out his character in my mind; he might cause me a bit of trouble because I want to make him different from the James in my other story and since he's not going to be a big character for a while, it might make it hard to understand him. I like the Ernie comparison! But yeah, he's not gonna be a main character for a looong time :)
You'll find more about the break-up in future chapters; I'm trying to be mysterious about it ;)
And I like your theories about the trend! We'll know for sure what it is in the next chapter.
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #45, by AccioSonicScrewdriver Day 2

19th May 2012:
I actually love this story for many reasons.
It's very original and refreshing, not to mention hilarious. I love Millie and especially Berkley, and Sherri seems pretty awesome.
Ferris Nott is definitely a horrid name for sure and I want to know what he did to Millie!
I'm not too sure about James yet; he seems good-natured and all but I'll have to wait until he's been fully introduced into the story to form an opinion on him.
A truly amazing story, keep up the great work!
p.s. - update soon, I can't wait to read the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you like it! This story is very different from what I'm used to but I'm having a lot of fun with it. And it's probably because of the characters; I really enjoy writing their snarky banter.
When it comes to Ferris, I'm going to be a jerk and leave only snippets of information about the break-up. But you'll find out everything in good time!
And it's always good to be wary when it comes to James, I think. This particular version of the oldest Potter boy isn't exactly Prince Charming, but like you said, he's good-natured. He's not going to be a main character for a while so you'll only get glimpses of him in upcoming chapters.
Thanks for reading and reviewing; I'll try to update soon :D

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Review #46, by FOREVERwithYOU Day 2

18th May 2012:
Its so obvious shes an amateur at being hipster... Rule one about being hipster: never admit youre being hipster! Otherwise I really love it! You're doing an amazing job, love!

Author's Response: Thank you! Yeah, she's a total poser, but she's supposed to be, haha.
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #47, by james girl Day 2

13th May 2012:
please update soon! i honestly thought it was gonna be like umbridge all over again... thank you for proving me wrong.

Author's Response: I thought about making a reference to the Umbridge thing but decided against it. Professor Clearwater is mean, but not /that/ mean, haha.
I'll try to update soon! Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #48, by littlemisssnape Day 2

13th May 2012:
Loved it! Please update soon (:

Author's Response: Thank you! And I'll try :D

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Review #49, by Lillylover22 Day 2

13th May 2012:
This was great. I love that you're only giving us little bits of information about what happened. I also love how hipster she is. 9/10 : )

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad that you like it rather than think it's annoying or confusing. It's nice to know that I'm not failing at being mysterious, haha.
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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Review #50, by hetty Day 2

12th May 2012:
Sherri and Berkley are an absolute hoot - I just adore their dislike for each other and how Sherri supports Millie in becoming a hipster. I'm quite glad James isn't her ex like I was expecting it to be and I'm looking forward to seeing more of him because so far I really like him :) And I wonder what Millie's trend is going to she going to dye her hair orange? or dress like a pumpkin?

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you liked it! Sherri and Berkley's spats are pretty fun to write; I figured that Berkley's very teritorial when it comes to Millie so he wouldn't like someone like Sherri very much. And you know, a lot of people assumed that James was the ex which surprised me; I guess it just didn't cross my mind that people would think that. But I had a good laugh about it and now you know! I'm excited to write more of him :)
Those are very good/interesting theories! You'll see in the next chapter :D
Thanks for reading and reviewing :D

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