Hahaha, this was a lot of fun. I sort of closed my eyes and picked a Kara fic to check out for your birthday. I like Lavender, and this is nice because you almost NEVER seen anything with her that predates HBP. We know she and Parvati are close, and this is so how it would be... the notes an the letters. I kept getting nervous that a professor was going to confiscate their notes. That happened a lot in my school days, and I would have been terrified to reveal so much in note. Haha. (But I'm not a Gryff either.) I like your choice to make Parvati really like Harry before he asked her. I never had considered that, and it adds something to the whole thing. Glad she isn't too crushed and gets over him quickly. This was a fun read, Kara. Whether it's something light like this or a mystery spanning 15 chapters, you know how to deliver the goods. I enjoyed it. Writing aside, you are easily one of my favorite people I've met online. Thanks for always being so fabulous ~ Happy Birthday!
Haha this was so funny! I loved what they said about Cho...so true.
Parvati and Lavender were pretty close. They should have got more attention in canon. Sure, they are *slightly* shallow, but I think they're kinda interesting.
You write amazingly, by the way!
This is so funny! It sounds so real. One question, are the exchanges between Parvarti and Lavender notes or speech? Fantastic job- a great look at Parvarti and Lavender's friendship- there isn't much about the two of them in the books, 'cause Lavender spent too much time kissing Ron and not enough talking... :P
Author's Response: Oh, I only just noticed your review (haven't been getting review notifications for a while now...) -- thank you so much for it! I still quite like Parvati and Lavender, because they were such close friends and don't get nearly enough attention. The exchanges are notes written in class. Everything in there is stuff that can be kept in a box under your bed, basically. I'm glad you liked it! Thank you very much for taking the time to review, it means a lot!
I really enjoyed reading this. You have written that girly pair very well. :D (And how come my eyes have been skipping over this before? Weird. I just saw it now.) In any case, I thought this was a great entry for the prompt, because it really does show what "puppy love" is like. And I am glad that Parvati got over Harry quickly.
Although, I was kind of hoping to see how the gossiping would turn out when they got to sixth year. *sigh*
Short, simplistic and sweet. A bit scathing as well. Haha!
Author's Response: Thank youuu for reviewing! Yes, I think she would have taken a BIT longer to get over him than she'd admit to Lavender (I somehow see her as a tiny bit less open than Lavender), but the handsome French boy would help I think :D Now that you mention gossiping, I should have written more about Hermione and Krum... hm.. Ah well. And oooh sixth year... Attack of the plot bunnies! Thank you for your review *hugs* Kara
OOOH, Kara - this is so good. It's cute, funny and had me grinning all the way through. I think you've captured two teenage girls perfectly from Lavender's line about wanting the robes to 'fit' properly, and Parvati's angst about Harry. Oh, but poor Dean ... who does he go with. (Actually he goes with Mandy Brocklehurst in my story ...) Thank you for making Lavender happy with Seamus and also not the manipulative mush-head she's so often portrayed as.
Adorable fic . ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thank youuu so muuuch Carole! I'm always very excited about your reviews :D I'm glad you thought I did well with the teenage-part; you know I was anxious to get them right. Also, I'm proud that you liked Lavender, heehee – as your own interpretation of her is so great. Brainfuzzyness is keeping me from writing a proper response here.. But I loved our review, thank you very much for it! Love Kara
The way you did this story with letters, notes, and a diary entry is so unique. It tells a story in a roundabout way, not just 'this is what happened.' I can soooooo see Parvati crushing on Harry and never say anything, because he is, after all, 'The Boy Who Lived.' That makes him sort of untouchable, not to mention her parents would probably not like her dating someone who had the darkest wizard of all time trying to kill him.
All in all, very nice. :) Good luck with the challenge.
Author's Response: Hey Jess! Yes, I see her parents as being very protective. They almost took her and her sister out of Hogwarts when Voldemort had returned, and people around Harry weren't exactly safe - which is of course what makes him appealing for a young girl, but shocking for her parents! And then he's always surrounded by Ron and/or Hermione (and Harry himself complains about Cho being popular?) - so how are you even supposed to catch his eye! Thank you for your review, I always like your super-fast brilliant reviews! :D Love, Kara