Oh my god! I loved that story. Über funny (sorry about the German), and romantic.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you found it funny, I was really going for some humour here. Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Thank you very much! ~Gina :)
I love James and Lily, and this was a slightly different take on how she came around to him. I really enjoyed the hijinks; the story was quite clever. The end was a little unclear, as it muddled the POVs a bit, making me a little unsure what voice you were trying to get across, but I think that was outweighed by the nice ending of hearing Lily's thoughts a year later and getting to see a glimpse of what came of this episode. Though, since I came to this story by way of a note in "One to Remeber," I'm hoping that will give me more than just a glimpse.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed this, as I was sometimes laughing to myself as I wrote it. I really had fun with Lily in this one and I'm glad you liked it. Sorry the end was confusing, but hopefully you'll have a chance to read 'One to Remember' and see how things turned out a year later. :) Thanks again for the review! ~Gina :)
ooooooh!!! i remember reading this fic last year, and it's really amusing. i loved it. i reread it because i wanted to read the sequeal. i think you added more to it at the end, sounds great!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked this one, it was such fun to write a snarky Lily and a rather unresolved end. Thanks for reading again and leaving such a nice review! ~Gina :)
I loved this story! it was funny, sweet/romantic, and it also had that little snag where something needed to be fixed and made the story complete. Absolutely brilliant idea for the plot! :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you found it funny, since I was laughing to myself at times as I wrote it. ;) And I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for leaving such a lovely review and making me smile! ~Gina :)
That was really good! I think it should have been in the romance category rather than the humor category
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I will admit that I put it in the humour story with the hopes that more people would read it - I know that James/Lily sometimes scares a lot of people away, and I thought this story had just enough humour to overcome that. I'm glad you found it, though, and really appreciate the review! ~Gina :)
Nice! The story seemed very natural, from the way Lily´s voice came through to how she ended up snogging him (quite the difficult feat, because under normal circumstances I doubt she would have consented to baby-sit the annoying toe-rag, let alone engage in... ah... certain intriguing activities with him). The last part is rather mature in comparison to the rest of the piece, but I love it!
PS: ¨We both had our revenge on Sirius, after which McGonagall sat us all down and forced a truce¨. Hmm... wonder what this delightful revenge consited in?
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed this story, because it was one of those stories that I just had so much fun writing, I was laughing to myself almost the entire time, lol. As for that prank...actually, I know exactly what happened. I started to write a sequel to this story for the following Valentine's Day, and if I were to ever finish it, you will find out exactly what both James and Lily did to Sirius. Hee hee. Thanks again for the review, I really appreciate your kind words!
This was fun! The end surprised me (in a good way) - you didn't put James and Lily together as you easily could have. I was surprised that James let the kiss go and didn't pursue it any further. Will there be a sequel?
I have enjoyed all of your work that I have read - thank you for sharing!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I had SO much fun writing this story, so I'm glad you found it fun to read. And I love being able to surprise someone with the ending. Imagine - a J/L story where they don't get together! Shocking! Well, it is set during sixth year and according to canon (as per Sirius and Remus in OotP, I believe) James and Lily didn't start going out until seventh year. But I couldn't resist a hint there with that second kiss. ;) As for a sequel...well, I've started one but it's not coming as easily as the first. So maybe by this Valentine's Day I'll have something. Thank you so much for reading these stories, it is so great to know someone is reading them and enjoying them! ~Gina :)
Oh, Gina, this was fantastic! J/L Valentine's Day stories nearly always bother the hell out of me, but this one was amazing! I think the plot is one that many people could make cliched, but you managed to pull off making it entirely realistic. I loved the way you characterized everyone; Lily was spot-on, James was adorable, and I'm really happy with how you did Sirius, particularly with the bit about Lily thinking that the magic he did was rather complex. Most writers make him sound rather dumb or just all-around wild, and no one really acknowledges that Sirius--and James, as Remus said in OotP (I think?)--was one of the brightest students in the school. So I really liked that. Lily's narration was utterly perfect, and I particularly liked the wording towards the end, where James was walking away after the second kiss. It seemed poetic in a way, but that could entirely be my lack of sleep over the past week XD It was completely fantastic, either way, though! Becca:D
Author's Response: Hi there! Thank you so much for the great review! That really made my day, especially because I just really happen to like this fic and had to wait almost two months before I could share it here, lol. I had such fun writing it and giving voice to this Lily. I am glad to have avoided any cliches, since that happens a lot in J/L stories, and am really happy you found Sirius to be well-written, since I feel like I sometimes struggle with him. I've sort of started plotting out the next Valentine's Day, so we'll see what happens with that. Thanks again for reading this story, I really appreciate your lovely review!! ~Gina :)
I didn't realize how much my afternoon needed a little lift. :) This was such a fun read, Gina. You say you have been J/L obsessed lately, but is anyone really complaining about it when it produces such entertaining reading? I liked Lily's voice so much here, even the words/phrases you chose as swear-type words felt right and made me smile. I loved the end. It sort of suprised me though, as I didn't think he would try to kiss her again. So nice. My favorite part might be the bit with McGonagal though... I laughed at that, and could see her eyebrows "crawling back up under her hat" in my mind's eye.
Really nice little one-shot, Gina.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Lori! I really appreciate your kind words. I'm so glad you liked it. I'm thrilled you mentioned the swear-type words, since I had a ball actually trolling the lexicon for ideas on those, lol! I also really enjoyed trying to capture a slightly different voice for Lily and am happy you liked it. Hee hee-can't you just picture the look on McGonagall's face at that point? I had such fun with this, I'm glad you did too. Thanks again for the review!! ~Gina :)
Aww, this is brilliant. Umm, if I made a list of the bits I loved, I'd basically be copyingh the whole story. Suffice to say I think you caught Lily brilliantly and James was a love. I was surprised at Sirius because you often say you can't get him, but this is very good. He's arrogant and also has that touch of spite and thoughtlessness that I'm sure he possessed. It was typical of him not to consider the feelings of the girls involved, especially poor Henrietta who would have been the most badly affected (the other girls and McG could handle James ... but her?) So, great job with Sirius.
I did giggle and smile, notably when James told McG she was the best cat at Hogwarts and the thought of Sirius speaking Swahili .
I do hope they pay back Sirius and get together this valentines day (pretty please, write some more even though it will take you beyond my reach *sigh*)
I loved this very much and it cheered me up. So, thank you. ~Carole~
Author's Response: Hi Carole! Thank you so much for such a really lovely first review. It was so nice to wake up to. :) I hope you are not going easy on me because I've been whining on LJ lately! ;) I thought for sure you might Brit-pick a thing or two - in fact, I made one change from the original just so you wouldn't catch it, lol! I'm really glad you liked it and it cheered you up. This was the story I was excited about capturing a bit of a snarky tone, so I'm glad you liked Lily. I had a blast with it, and with her epithets in particular. I actually have started writing a sequel for the next Valentine's Day. Apparently there are infinite possibilities for the way they get together in my sad little brain. So someday. Maybe Valentine's Day? Thanks again, I really appreciate it!! ~Gina :)