|Reviews for The Life and Times|
| A Trail Of Whispers chapter 3 . 3/17/2012
I've JUST started to read this story after I found SO many links on tumblr and can I just say, this is AMAZING.
The plot line is epic - and you KNOW Marlene is going to get with Adam because his last name is McKinnon and Marlene is then, Marlene McKinnon.
Is Donna Shacklebolt Kingsley's Mum or Aunt or something? Oh well, I guess I'll have to find out.
On a darker note, and this is about the ONLY flaw I can think of: there are a few sentecnes that confused me - but maybe it's just you being from America and myself from England that makes the difference, this is the sentence extract: Do you have any idea how difficult it was trying to explain THE Professor McGonagall that both of you wanted to take Care of Magical Creatures,
I don't know if it is MEANT to be like that, so I just read the 'the' as to instead.
I really love this story and I will read it throughout time so that I don't lose interest (which has NOTHING to do with your story, just that I have the attention span of a goldfish.)
I will review EVERY chapter as long as I don't forget, and I love ti already!
| JulianaGrace chapter 22 . 3/16/2012
Oh boy... I am awfully disappointed in James and Sirius. They've GOT to make up.
I wish they had kicked Peter out instead. I wonder what would've happened if Peter was the one who told Snape where to find Remus... I wonder if they would've kicked HIM out. Hmmm...
Excuse my musings.
| JulianaGrace chapter 21 . 3/16/2012
Wow. Just wow.
I'm trying to think back to the books... was Lily there when Snape got attacked? And I thought the story was that Snape just followed them one night... I could be wrong, but I am curious.
| JulianaGrace chapter 20 . 3/16/2012
So good! I hate not knowing what's going to happen next, but I love how you keep switching between everyone's "moments". Aptly titled.
This is in the running for my favorite chapter so far.
| JulianaGrace chapter 19 . 3/16/2012
So. Much. Happened.
First of all, props to you for using a word I had to look up! (saccharine) It's very rare that it happens, so when it does I'm impressed.
The argument with Donna - woah. Somebody's obviously feeling pretty guilty. Sucks that Lily was the one who had to take the backlash. And the comment about Lily's dad... I don't see how Donna can come back from that one easily. I'm hoping she'll have to give a REAL and heartfelt apology before Lily takes her back..
And James... Well that is a (wonderful) surprise in itself! When he called her "Lily" my shipper heart did a cartwheel. :)
"She realized that he had not been privy to the inside of her head for the last few minutes and could not be held responsible for that information." I accidentally do that all the time too.. xP
I wish Frank and Alice would just get back together for REAL already! Goodness.
Theory... When Lily said "I'm not your mum;.." THAT'S what riled Donna up even more. Of course Lily didn't mean anything by it, but I'm pretty sure that hit Donna the wrong way... (My other theory concerning Donna is that she dies in the first wizarding war, probably right after they leave hogwarts... Or at least before Lily and James.)
And I'm very disappointed that Prof Black died so soon. I was hoping he'd at least last till summer break. :/
| Olivia chapter 34 . 3/16/2012
PLEASE OMG UPDATE ! #$%&*(0
I am dying
| xxx chapter 34 . 3/16/2012
It's so hopelessly shamefull that you take forever to update. You have literally ruin all fanfics for me, especially writing is absolutely amazing, and it's just so real. The characters are so real and what actually happens is so real. This is the only fanfic that I can read over and over and never get tired. If only you can just freaking update...
| asianinvasion0530 chapter 34 . 3/16/2012
Okay let me just preface this by saying that I have legit spent half of my spring break reading this entire fic after seeing this recommended on tumblr and I do not regret that time spent at all. I am just so impressed that you have created so many new characters and made me actually care about what happens to them and their relationships and their well-being or whatever (meaning they're not just portrayed as just minor background characters), as opposed to just focusing on the Marauders themselves. I also love that this is not at its heart just a romance story about Lily and James, because you have managed to drag out their non-relationship for 34 chapters even though that is ultimately where this story will end (I hope), like most of the other Marauder stories, but really more of a fleshed-out story about the adventures of the Marauders and their friends.
I can truly and honestly say that this is one of the best-written stories I have read on this site and I look forward to reading the next chapter. ]
| ComeAlongAsh chapter 19 . 3/16/2012
Ahh! I was not expecting that!
| Guest chapter 30 . 3/16/2012
4,000th review! How does it feel to have 4000 people tell you that you are one of the best fanfic writers ever?
P.S. I adore your story, please update!
| JulianaGrace chapter 18 . 3/16/2012
I definitely loved Frank's apology the best. They were all heartfelt, but his was the sweetest.
Also, Lily if you're only feeling sympathy and pity(and a bit of apathy) for your *boyfriend*, that should be a red flag right there! Goodness woman.
Also, when Donna was talking about all her worries "burning up" and feeling nothing - was she referring to the shower or the sex? Or both?
| Anmylica chapter 34 . 3/15/2012
Most... Epic... Chapter... EVER!
I really really hope you update soon, because I have a large need of seeing where lily and James go from here. :). Please don't take months to update again! I am addicted to this story and I need my fix lol!
Can't wait for the next one!
| me chapter 34 . 3/15/2012
this is such a great story! i just fund it last month and already read all the chapters! will you update anytime soon? please do!
| Hex chapter 34 . 3/15/2012
I have spent the past two weeks of my life reading this from beginning to this current chapter. I have gone without sleep on some school nights and have smuggled my laptop in to continue reading even AT school. I have fallen into a horrible pattern of disregarding my homework and reading until midnight and then waking up at five in the morning to read before I go to school (again with my laptop smuggled in my bag). I have one thing to say to you Jules.
You have ruined me in the most fantastic way possible.
This is my first review if you hadn't guessed, and I will go over as much as I can before collapsing from lack of sleep.
I love the realistic emotional reactions that each and every one of your characters portrays, from Donna to Clancy. I fangirl squeal with a pitch that only dogs can hear when I read interactions between James and Lily. (Not to mention Remus and Clancy. They are just too adorable to express in the short amount of time I have before I am dead from before-mentioned lack of sleep)
I expect that it will be a while before the next chapter is up yes? I will contain myself only with fanart so you have been warned.
Filled with love and appreciation of your writing skills and over the moon with joy at a fanfiction that is beautifully told, I remain a sincere fan and your loyal reader
| YOU ARE GOD chapter 34 . 3/15/2012
fangirling so hard right now, you have mad writing skills
and i stayed up all day/night my entire spring break reading this
it's so amazing i consider it canon, because you depict the
characters, relationships, setting, etc. perfectly!
Especially the marauders. I have never seen James/Sirius portrayed
better than in your story! "Oh Prons, ya care." LOL their funny
drunk banter. So yeah, i'm PRAYING (get it, cause of my title?)
that you will make the next chapter as breathtaking as the past 34.
Yup, that's about it. I'm prob sounding psycho, but who gives a
damn? You're worth it love
xox, marauder-era-crazed 14 year old