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  1. I understand. And true, Lily exaggerating does make sense. My main pet peeve was James making Amos break up with Lily. Aside from that, I do agree with you and think your fic was really good. I totally see where you're coming from too and I understand why your made him extra annoying.

    I love James and Lily too and I love discussing them:) In my headcanon, James was annoying and constantly did stupid things for Lily attention and maybe asked her out a few times, but he didn't go as far as constantly asking her out or stopping other boys from dating her. And in 6th year, he gradually deflated his head and stopped doing stupid things for her attention and less self-absorbed. What do you think?

    Last Edited Sun 12 Jul 2020 09:45PM EDT

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    1. Yeaaaah... that was kind of bad on mine and James's part XD Thank you so much for reading and commenting! You're my first comment on this site!
      I love discussing them too! Yes, yes, yes to that headcannon, but I do love reading and writing fics where James asks Lily out incessantly and is a complete and hopeless romantic who just doesn't know how to act human around Lily. I also feel that the war would definitely have played a major role in his deflation and caused him to mature faster than he would have without it. I think that seeing the hopelessness and tragedy around him, he would have been forced to let go of his childishness and because of that, Lily could see he's more than just an "annoying Potter prat."

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      1. Hey, no problem. I understand why you like that headcanon and I respect your opinion even if I have a different view of asking someone out incessantly. With James asking Lily out incessantly, I would imagine he had to deflate his head head enough to stop such behavior for probably about a few months before she could be civil or friendly to him. True, he had to mature. Along with maturing, Lily also hated his arrogance, attention seeking, showing off and conceit. So imagine he had to have deflated those traits to be more humble, reserved and not full of himself. Welcome to AO3. I can't wait to see more from you. Do you have tumblr?

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        1. Totally agree! Thank you! I’ve posted a couple of stories on fanfiction and I’m just reposting this and the next few from there. I wrote this story 7 years ago and rereading makes me cringe so much but I decided to post it anyway lol!
          I don’t have tumblr, sorry!

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          1. Cool! I understand. I also read my old work and cringe, lol. But this was good aside from a pet peeve of mine with James. I hope you keep posting. I also have loads of stufff on fanfic.net that I'm gradually posting here. Only a few of my Jily fics are here. My main fanfic here is Paternal Instincts, an AU where James survives to raise Harry along with Sirius and Remus.

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            1. That’s such an interesting premise! I’ll definitely check it out!!

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              1. Thank you so much:) I would love to know your thoughts on it if you decide to check it out!!

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