Reviews For an elf and a reindeer walk into a bar


Name: TidalDragon (Signed) · Date: 01 Jan 2020 04:22 AM · For: that sounds like the set-up to a bad joke

Howdy Taylor! I don't remember ever reading a chat-fic before so this one immediately jumped out at me from your AP.

 

And I need to read more chat-fics. Or at least yours because it was both hilarious, classic Jily, and did an awesome job maintaining the distinct personalities of each person while letting other shed light on some character traits/behavior rather than any direct commentary outside DMs. On that note, I like the realism of the DM inclusion. Though we know where this endgame is going it's good to see Lily's behind the scenes reaction(s). And I feel like I definitely know why she's not changing that password. -wink-

 

On another note, I want to know where you fit into this true story. Lulz.

 

Thanks for sharing!



Name: Felpata_Lupin (Signed) · Date: 27 Dec 2019 07:24 PM · For: that sounds like the set-up to a bad joke

Taylor!!! :D :D :D

I'm here for your wishlist! (I feel like I should've got here ages ago, but better late than never... :P) And I couldn't skip a Christmas themed (well, sort of?) Jily, could I? :D

This was awesome! Just brilliant! I mean, you are the Jily queen so why am I surprised? Anyway, I loved it so much!

I will admit, I took a little to understand the meaning of the group chat title... but much less than Prongs, at least! :P Of course they would be betting on them getting together, why wouldn't they? :P

The chat format was so much fun! And as always you captured all of them so well! And, oh my Merlin, Lockhart! That was hilarious! :P

They are going to a party with matching costumes, and they are having dinner together, but they are clearly not dating... yes, sure, Lily... :P

And so typical Sirius with the username changes! Ahahah! Have I ever told you you are a genius? :D

they all find it enDEERing ;) You need to write a whole fic consisting of deer puns only! :P

this seems like the setup for a dumb christmas joke // an elf and a reindeer walk into a bar... oh, my! Yes, it does!

And of corse poor Peter would fall asleep and miss it all! :P

This was absolutely delightful, just like any Jily you gift us with! I love it so much! And I love you! <3

Happy holidays and the biggest snowball hug ever!

Chiara



Name: Ineke (Signed) · Date: 15 Dec 2019 10:46 PM · For: that sounds like the set-up to a bad joke

TAYLOOORRRR! I’m here to leave you a gift for the holidays and whatever happens I hope you’ll have a splendid one! And I hope you cats won’t ruin any christmas decorations you might have up as cats wont do. Anyway, in typical me-fashion I’m gon review this chatfic I haven’t read before yet so be prepared for lots of yelling and screaming and… whatever else happens.

 

SO FIRST OF ALL. That group name is ominous as hell. Is it a bet? Is it riding on Jily getting together? I need to know man. Way to build up the suspense. And curiosity. AND THANK YOU PRONGS FOR MENTIONING THE WEIRDNESS OF THE GROUPCHAT NAME. THANK YOU. I SUPPORT YOU MAN. 

 

omg sirius is savage as hell. I mean, dont worry about the name, like what in the world, that’d make me even more curious (also if my cat can go away so i can type properly thatd be grand fleur)

 

HOW DOES HE TAKE THAT LYING DOWN? I COULD NOT? Like ok sure Im def nothing like James is but for real tho how can he ignore it and just go back to the original topic? Also I’m a tiny bit sad I cant see the attachment bc damnit man. Is it somewhere or not

 

ooooooh this is a groupchat with more than just the marauders in there! I did not see that coming. I legit thought this was a marauder chat bc of remus winning some kind of bet or whatever it is about. Interesting turn of events there. ALSO IF HES HOT I NEED TO SEE A PIC TAYLOR WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME

 

damn dorcas is judgy. 

 

IH MY GOD LOCKHART? WHAT KIND OF TURN OF EVENTS IS THIS? I DID NOT EXPECT THIS TO HAPPEN? I fully agree with dorcas now by the way just saying. also who made lily’s name like that? sirius? … yes it was sirius god the guy is obv HAHAHA HE HACKED HER PHONE she should change her password tbh, maybe face recognition

 

LILY THROWS A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR HER CAT? This is brilliant. absolutely brillant. i’d never even think of doing it for my cat good god. also why dont james and sirius believe shes gon change her password is it like so obv are we getting a reason for it so many questions omg AND THERE WE GO. A REASON.

 

loool loving lilys reaction to dorcas, really a solid a+ reaction there. excellent answer. and she keeps on going with the excellent returns. I love her.

 

WHO THE HELL WOULD MARRY LOCKHART? WHO? ALSO WHO LET HIM HAVE CATS WHEN HES SO SELF ABSORBED OH MY GOD. WHO. THIS IS NOT FAIR. POOR CATS.

 

was it all a joke srsly lily why would you do this to me this is so rude oh my god

peter pls go away that is just gross

im kinda siding with james here lily unless u go like saying u feel sorry for whoever hes married to am i being to rude here

 

marlene be like obv hes into you and hes a boy ofc he gon be like this y u so stupid and those theories are the truth lil, but also excellent points there from both lily and marlene. truly excellent.

 

OMG HAHAHA EVEN THEIR PARENTS THINK THEYRE TOGETHER? That is ultimate level. truly ultimate.

 

AND YES MARLENE I SUPPORT THAT I CANNOT W THEM TOO LIKE GET A ROOM

 

(meanwhile my cat is laying on my arm this is not helping)

 

TAYLOR WHERE CAN I FIND THOSE ATTACHMENTS ARE THEY ON A PINTEREST BOARD SOMWEHRE I NEED TO SEE THEM JESUS. Also of course james wants the reindeer one. bc antlers. truly valid points tho james. AND OF COURSE HE GETS HIS FLIRTGAME ON JESUS MAKE A MOVE

 

what on earth did lily do that night that almost got them killed

 

and i doubt lilys gon tell him off when drunk

 

remus u can just leave the library and study somewhere else mate ALSO WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS BET ABOUT OMG

 

sirius is an idiot

 

IM FEELING U JAMES. IM FEELING U. I NEED TO KNOW TOO. marlene u dont need to be threathening

 

sirius i love u for that name its hilarious even tho id ne lily reaction wise. also excellent way to shut them up also yes moony for switching locations HAHAHA AT SIRIUS BEING ANNOYED ABOUT JAMES LOCKING THE DOOR

 

WHATS THAT ATTACHMENT ABOUT. TAYLOR. I NEED TO KNOW BESIDES FRUITY

 

excellent comeback again lily

 

RMEUSAND SRIUS DATING YES THANK U TAYLOR

 

IT IS A DATE LILY

 

its prob v wise that peter is sleeping it all off

 

omg james the puns really

 

REMUS WHY THE HELL DO YOU ASSUME SOMEONE IS DYING WHEN YALL LITERALLY HAD BETS ABOT THIS ENTIRE THING LIKE HOW CAN U JESUS THINK MAN JUST THINK

 

marlene ur savage

 

poor peter

 

LILY REMEMBERED AND SHES WORRIED BLESS HER

 

james being mature yasssss

 

is that a taylor swift reference

 

love the girl support here

 

that is so cute and yaaaaaas james for not wanting it to be like it went bc yknow drunk

 

HAHAHA ROOMMATE OF THE WEEK THATS LEGENDARY

 

lol lily already reads him perfectly

 

HAHAHA LOVE THE GIFT

 

excellent comment james


WAIT HOLD UP THIS IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY GIMME THE DEETS TAYLOR I NEED TO KNOW

 

also this was excellent if this wasnt obv enough i love this and i truly need the pics



Name: Rumpelstiltskin (Signed) · Date: 11 Dec 2019 11:13 PM · For: that sounds like the set-up to a bad joke


Happy Wishlist Season Taylor!



First of all, the format (the group message the PMs) made reading this extra amazing. You did a great job at weaving an entire story through text (which is essentially strictly dialogue) plus you happened to use over seven-thousand words, which is a huge feat. This looks like it was one heck of a project to undertake, but I'm glad did because this was fabulous -- thanks for writing it. 



The inter-character banter is TO DIE FOR, but your banter and character interactions are always the bet so there was really no surprise there. You have a great sense of humor and it always seems to shine through not only your characters, but in your general writing as well. So, banter aside (even if it is fantastic), there were other elements like the way screen names were being changed (SNOGGED A HOUSE ELF ONCE! ;_; ) and, of course, the overall mystery of the group chat name added a lot of that specific type of humor as well. Speaking of the mystery of the group chat, the entire premise of betting on Lily and James and labelling the group chat accordigly was my favorite. I cried.  :P You got an A++ in humor. 



AND LET'S NOT FORGET ROOMMATE OF THE WEEK! TAYLOR. YOU NEED TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT A COMPETITION ONE WEEK FOR ROOMMATE OF THE WEEK BECAUSE THINK OF ALL THE HUBBUB TO BE HAD. 



And, of course, the whole story of how James and Lily got together was adorable. The fact that Sirius framed a photo of the two kissing was sweet and funny. The reindeer onesie bit killed me. You know, part of my favorite interaction in this (besides nearly all of them, of course) were the ones between James and Lily, specifically when James was acting like an adorable idiot and Lily was fake-annoyed with him. (There were a lot of those instances, but, just for the sake of giving an example, in the end,) 



So, this was amazing, if you couldn't tell by my ramble. I loved every second of it. 



-Rumpels

 

 



Name: grumpy cat (Signed) · Date: 08 Dec 2019 05:57 PM · For: that sounds like the set-up to a bad joke

11/10 i would read a follow up fic :D

 

no, but really, even if the whole...onesie thing...is a bit weird hahah this story is like, too adorable and cute for that to matter. so i'm just filing the onesie thing under 'cute'. it did make for the absolutely gold, fabulous, whatever amazing word you want to call lily and james' usernames at the end. has a thing for reindeers apparently and snogged an elf once almost made me choke. just sayin' ^_^

 

up until now, i've never read a chatfic before so i was really impressed by the way you managed to keep everyone's voices (texts...dms? lol) distinct (so much that at one point, about halfway through, i didn't even have to look at the username to know who's, er, texting).

 

and wow, i just. james is like this adorable puppy who is also hot. idk how i've concluded that he's hot just from the chat thing, but he is. and lily *_* i liked how she's aware that the 'just friends' thing isn't really a real thing. when you have to explain to people that you're just friends, it's obvious that there's something more involved. and the fact that their whole group of friends bet on them was funny, but i loved how even their parents think they're dating hah :D

 

idk, i'm a sucker for friends-to-lovers. and the fact that it wasn't even a little bit awkward the next day for them (even though lily had a smol freakout because james really needs to learn how to phrase messages in a way that doesn't seem ominous) just warmed my poor lil' heart *_*

 

kris



Name: Crimson Quill (Signed) · Date: 05 Dec 2019 04:20 PM · For: that sounds like the set-up to a bad joke

 

hi taylor!

here for holiday gifting

this is honestly the fic that everyone needs to read right now. i honestly loved every minute of it that i was almost sad there wasn't more. it has put a big smile on my face because everyone is ill in my household for the last week.

 

i love how it is so clear what there personalities are. i think it can be hard when you don't have that inner monologue to get that same connection with the reader but i think you got through so much of their personalities and relationships through their chat that you don't really even need anything else. i was such a funny piece, they feel so believable as friends. i could totally buy these characters as real like you could just showing me and say it was some of your friends. i wouldn't know that everything was just written by one person.

 

i love that you can take this couple that born in '60 and just adapt them into some many different settings including those modern ones. you write them as timeless characters and i don't know. i feel like  old characters in modern times annoys me sometimes but i love how fresh and updated to make them. my favourite part of the story is just all these little details that you have in the chat. i love love love that they change the name of the group chat in line with their bet. james and lily barely question their weird titles.

 

annnd sirius changing lily's name all the time. it was so much fun! i love the discussion about lily's cat too! cat's birthday as a password. AMAZING. i know you said that this was based on a true story so i can totally see all aspects of your personality in this fic but i really like that is creeping in, it's so perfectly you especially taylor swift reference(s)

 

JAMES AND LILY ARE MAYBE THE CUTEST YOU'VE EVER MADE THEM. i'm not sure that is possible?? no, it is! i love how awkward it was between them in that getting together stage but the mark of a great couple is how silly they are together. you're right, this fic is super silly but it's also so much fun. everyone should be reading this. 

 

Abbi xx

 



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