Date: June 15, 2009 11:29 am Title: Chapter 1
So poignant, and so much more sensitive than our on-screen Kelly has ever been. I like it very, very much. My favorite throw-away detail is that she thinks of her mother as "styling" her, as opposed to dressing her. That's hilarious and spot-on.
Date: June 13, 2009 08:01 am Title: Chapter 1
wow. I have chills. I was not expecting that, but wow.This is so plausible, possible and real and gives Kelly such depth. awesome job.
Author's Response: Thank you. Glad you liked it. :) I love doing something different with Kelly.
Date: June 12, 2009 08:35 pm Title: Chapter 1
Oh my. This hits me right in the grief bone, carbondalien. What a terrifically sad back story for the otherwise bubbly Miss Kapoor. Excellent job, as always.
Author's Response: I was hoping for the 'heart in a bucket of boiling tears' effect but I can go for the grief bone. ;) I'm like a dog that goes for the ankles... except... I'm a fic writer who goes for the grief bone. (It's late. I need sleep.) I am very glad you liked it, and thanks for reviewing. :)
Date: June 12, 2009 06:48 pm Title: Chapter 1
I like this very much. I think it's very in character. I sense a melancholy in Kelly that you've captured nicely. I especially liked this passage:
She lets her hands fall to her sides and sits up. She just wants one chance. She just wants the chance to help with make-up, help with flowers, do something nice for someone else. She knows what people think of her. Selfish, stupid, and other mean S words that she won't repeat.
Two typos ... "she can't BEAR to look at herself..." and "hiding place it's had..."
Author's Response: First, thanks for catching those. I re-read this about a million times, so I feel silly for letting them slip through. Secondly, thank you muchly. I'm glad you liked it. :)
Date: June 12, 2009 03:13 pm Title: Chapter 1
That is... not at all what I expected it was going to be.
Beautifully written and heartfelt... Her pretending the wedding happened and her sister was still going to be coming home? Heartbreaking. Hoping that maybe someday she can have the album out and not hiding? Guh... Devastating.
I'm getting married in 15 days and I know that one of my biggest fears is something happening to someone close to me.
Kelly has always been quite the anomaly for me. Good for you for being able to mix tragedy with her quirky, crazy self - its definitely not something I've been able to master!
Author's Response: Thank you. Kelly definitely has the capacity for surprises, which is why I love writing her. There's clues that she knows exactly what she's doing - maybe she's a secret mastermind? haha I don't know if I'd go that far, but ya know. It's fun. Glad you liked this, and thanks for reviewing. :)
Date: June 12, 2009 02:31 pm Title: Chapter 1
Oh my. That was outstanding. Just wonderful. You gave Kelly real heart and soul, which is something so many of us (myself included), never remember to do, and it was so genuine.
Loved it, Ms. alien. :)
Author's Response: Thank you, thank you very much. :) I like to get into Kelly's head and explore all the different parts of her personality. Ever since that little wink to the camera in "Boys and Girls," I've been convinced there's more going on in her head than she lets on, so sometimes I like (love) to explore that. Thanks for reviewing!