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5/9 c40 yosarosia
Alright, the author hasn't logged in for 15 years, so there's virtually no chance of her ever seeing this. And this story is 20 years old as well. TWENTY. No one's left a review in a decade either, so I'll be the lone person to do it instead.

I read both "The Diva Pixie" and "Hello Kitty" and it becomes immediately obvious that the latter story is a revision of the former. Brandon and Belle have very similar personalities - as well as near identical backgrounds/backstories - to Jude and Lira. Brandon and Jude are both pretentious jackasses with rich/old-money parents and a big mansion. Belle and Lira are both immature to a fault, and with serious anger issues, with the absent/dead parents being the primary reason for that. Minor details and plot points, despite the stories taking place in different settings, have also been borrowed over.

It would be fair to say that "Hello Kitty" is definitely more polished and well-thought out rather than this one - for example, in "The Diva Pixie" certain scenes seem to needlessly drag out and petty character arguments last for a long time without getting to the point, but "Hello Kitty" doesn't, for the most part, have that issue. I don't think 'filler' scenes are necessarily bad by themselves - stories of every kind need to, and should exist, like fast-paced stories where there is very little breathing room, or slow romance stories that take 50 chapters before the main couple gets together, and I think Brandon and Belle definitely fall within the latter category.

Brandon and Belle's story actually works here as a sort of a montage - rather than a linear story with A-to-B plot points - presenting it as snippets from their lives/tour together as a somewhat unstable/rocky relationship that steadily transforms into something different, and we eventually get to see more tender scenes between the lead characters instead of them bickering all the time.

Overall, I had fun reading it, and a compelling story can still be good, even if it has dated references to pop culture and world events (in chapter 14, "Bottles upon bottles of liquor were scattered over the floor, clothes were strewn all over the place, it looked like one of George W. Bush's war zones." had me almost spitting out my drink LOL).

I'm definitely going ahead to read the sequel to this novel, and then the author's other stories I haven't touched upon yet after that. :)
6/24/2014 c34 Chaos.Started.It
"Snickers has been soiled!" The tragic disappointment is just palpable. I can literally hear Brandon saying that in my head. AWESOME way of opening the chapter! XD
7/28/2013 c40 2DiAnna44
Awwwww...okay time to read the sequel! :)
7/28/2013 c25 DiAnna44
Oh my...that was tragically beautiful...and Belle's an idiot.
7/28/2013 c23 DiAnna44
3/24/2013 c1 7kassie8
love it xxxx
12/2/2012 c1 1Funshine Tonks
Loved the first chapter!
11/4/2012 c40 brinalovesyouxx
Aww! Such an awesome story! Cant wait to read the next one! :D
3/7/2012 c40 Ivory Meadows
Wow...Amazing story!

Indigo x
1/2/2012 c40 FamishedNight
Awesome story!
2/26/2011 c7 687423842

I just thought id point out something. I'm iraqi and frankly i don't like the fact that you called my country stupid. you probably haven't even been there considerng your calling it stupid. so please take your prejudice somewhere else!
12/23/2010 c1 7drats
ha, i loved it.

Bran was so unbeliably immature that it was just so much more amusing. Maybe a bit too immature to be realistic, but it's a story so who cares. i still loved it :)
11/11/2010 c1 6Masquerade hide your face
Awesome story.
6/23/2009 c40 darlaslilgirl
loved the story, going to read the sequel. i enjoyed the banter between your characters.
6/21/2009 c2 35SeaJade Song
great story!
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