I love the idea about James enjoying Lily's faults, and when you said that you didn't own harry potter because if you didn't you wouldn't be writing a fan fiction about itAuthor's Response: Thanks! One of my biggest pet peeves in James and Lily stories is when James constantly drools over Lily and thinks she's the most perfect being in the world with absolutely no faults. That's no conducive to a healthy relationship.
And thanks, haha. That's actually a lie, though. If I were to ever become a famous author, I would anonymously write fanfiction that is secretly cannon, just to see what people thought. I'm still not J.K. Rowling, though.
Hi there! This is Jess from the forums with your John Green Quote Challenge review; I am so sorry for the lateness! I've just been so busy and lazy lately but I'm here now haha. First off, thank you so much for entering my challenge!
So I was extremely excited when I saw that this was a Jily oneshot, because, well, Jily is my OTP! Seriously, they're my absolute favorite :)
I really liked the context in which you used the quote I gave you; it truly is a treacherous thing to think that a person is more than a person and in many fanfiction stories, James makes quite a habit of doing that in regards to Lily. It was really nice that we got a glimpse into her flaws and that her flaws are what he really likes about her rather than her imagined "perfection."
This oneshot was really sweet and very fluffy - extremely cute! Everything James said was really adorable and romantic. I also really appreciated how Lily didn't do the formulaic "I hate you Potter! Oh wait you got really hot and you just told me that you love so I love you too!" Thank you; I really can't stand Jily stories like that haha. My only criticism would be that I wish there was a bit more characterization that was unique to your own James and Lily. They had a lot of qualities that are seen in other fan fictions and there's nothing wrong with that; I just wish I could learn more about /your/ characters if that makes sense. But it was really good; I enjoyed this!
Thank you so much for entering this challenge! Hope you had fun writing it :D
~Jess :DAuthor's Response: Hi Jess!
Haha, Jily is my favorite - always! There are no words to describe my adoration for this ship - it is the ultimate of all OTPs, in my opinion.
Thank you! For some reason, the quote just screamed Jily because I hate all those cliches you mentioned about James and Lily. It's just not how I imagined them at all. Thanks for the criticism, I totally get what you were trying to say. Thanks for the review!
-Laura Report Review
Your James/Lily fics are just- what can I even- Gawd! I am so spiffled!
Perfection is a topic I have been meaning to write about for a long time, because as a member of the school magazine editorial board, we're all supposed to submit articles, and this fic totally inspired me. I completely agree with you. For a long time, I had been a perfectionist. I was obbsessed with flawlessness in all that I did, and I made sure my demeanour was impeccable at all times. Then I realised how, unapproachable and intimidating it was making me, and I let loose a bit. I realised that perfection is overrated, and all our little faults and imperfections make us who we are.
You, my dear, are one of the few authors who have the incredible ability to mix fiction and non-fiction, and provide a message and meaning along with the entertainment. Also, the quote was very well incorporated in the story. Really well done.
Your friend :)
-Akansha.Author's Response: Thank you so much! Yeah, this is a topic that really bothers me. I feel like there is so much pressure in modern society for everyone to be perfect, whether it be in looks, in behavior, in intellect, anything. What people don't realize is making mistakes is what makes us human. And that is more beautiful and wonderful than perfection ever could be.
Thank you so much, love, your reviews really do make my day. I'm glad you're able to find meaning in what I write - it's my goal!
Also, I really really REALLY love James/Lily. If you hadn't already figured it out. It's not like I was making it obvious or anything. Cough cough.
-Laura Report Review
this is adorable, I love itAuthor's Response: Thank you :) Report Review
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