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Title: 20 Random Facts about Diosma "Di" Anne Parkinson
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Character: "Di" Parkinson, others
Rating: PG
Warning (highlight to view): None.
Word Count: 556
Disclaimer: This work of fan fiction is based on characters and situations created by J. K. Rowling and owned by J. K. Rowling and various publishers, including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made from (and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended by) the posting of this fan work.
Author's Note: Written for Round Seven of the Harry Potter Random Facts Fest. Companion piece to 20 Random Facts about How Lils Saw to the Funeral Guests.

  1. Diosma "Di" Anne Parkinson's mother is Pansy Parkinson; her father is Terence Higgs.

  2. Di has never met Higgs, as she thinks of her father, and to the best of her knowledge, he only ever met her mum the once.

  3. Her mum taught her from a very young age never to reveal the details of her personal life to anyone, and certainly to never commit them to paper. Because of this, Di keeps a Pensieve journal.

  4. The lock on her journal's cabinet is a complicated contraption that uses two potions in its works, potions which Di brewed herself. She's always appreciated "the subtle science and exact art of potionmaking," and after finding the locking mechanism in her grandmother's old school trunk, she felt compelled to render it functional again.

  5. The house-elf who raised Di is called Tassy.

  6. Di would have stumbled as she climbed out of the boat that first conveyed her to Hogwarts had it not been for the girl who linked arms with her and graciously declared, "I'm excited to finally be at school, too! Let's walk up together!"

  7. When Di sat down to be Sorted, she told the Hat, "Lily Luna Potter is going to be my particular friend, my particular Slytherin friend, understand?"

  8. She was incredibly relieved to discover that the Hat did.

  9. When Di was seven-years-old, Tassy helped her to paint the mural that graces her bedroom. The mural is of a magical orchard filled with fruit. The peaches in the mural shine with dew.

  10. The only detention that Di has ever served was given to her for hexing a Hufflepuff—a Hufflepuff!—who teased Lils by pulling her hair and calling her a "soulless ginger."

  11. Lils is not a ginger; she's a gorgeous strawberry blonde with more soul than a hundred Hufflepuffs!

  12. It was during the fourth-year Di's detention that she realised just why peaches were so important to her.

  13. Professor Lovegood taught Di how to use animating paint.

  14. When Di finally persuaded her mum to allow Lils houseroom over the summer after their sixth year, Di surprised Lils with her newly reworked bedroom mural; together, they taught glistening peaches how to shiver.

  15. It's never occurred to Di that wizards are good for anything other than Quidditch.

  16. Wizarding portraits are another matter; Di spends a lot of time brewing in the common room under the strict tutelage of the Hero Headmaster. Because his portrait also hangs in the lobby of the Potioneers' Guild in London, Professor Snape's offered to arrange an apprenticeship there for Di when she leaves Hogwarts if she so desires.

  17. Di does desire such an apprenticeship, not least because it means that she'll be close to Lils while she's studying under the Healers at St Mungo's.

  18. The memories that Di stores in her Pensieve are far more animated than anything she can capture in paint.

  19. When her mum announced that she wanted to arrange a marriage between Di and Scorpius Malfoy, all Di could do was laugh—before summoning Tassy to help her explain why such a match wouldn't be prudent. Di was surprised to learn that her mum hadn't known about Scorpius Malfoy and Al Potter's particular friendship.

  20. As she held Lils in the Potters' kitchen after Lils' father's funeral, Di decided that it was past time she told her mum everything about her own ambitions for the future.


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Sep. 14th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
Aww. I really like this. Have you written about Di previously (except for in Lils' facts)? I don't remember even seeing her name before that, but you've really brought her to life here. <3

*Edited for a sentence that was intended as a compliment and was worded so poorly it was nearly the opposite. Sorry!

Edited at 2011-09-14 07:17 pm (UTC)
Sep. 14th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
No editing necessary! Thank you! I'm glad Di feels real to you. *dances* I hadn't written about her before yesterday, and she spoke to me, so I had to meme her into existence. *g*
Sep. 14th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, fabulous! I'm so glad it sounded fine. I've been really focused on German all afternoon, so of course I can't manage to use my first language properly.

Anyway, yay! She's perfect! I honest to goodness want to read more about Di. You have a fabulous muse there, m'dear.
Sep. 14th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)

It must be confusing, moving meaning through three languages!

*thinks more about Lils and Di; beams*
Sep. 14th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
I've pretty firmly shoved Russian to the back of my brain, which is making things easier, but... I don't know if you saw my post, but I wrote a big vocab list this afternoon. I'm really pleased with how many German words I've managed to learn so far--nearly 500! And without any formal classes at all!--but there were a few words where I had to pause and think for a while before I could remember whether they were Russian or German. It doesn't help at all that they share quite a few words as well (library and chocolate come to mind, plus words like ja/ya that sound the same but mean different things).


I'd love to read more about the girls if you fancy writing more!
Sep. 14th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, good job, you! *impressed*

(We'll see what the muse says. *g*)
Sep. 15th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
Thank you, and thank you! I can't wait. *g*
Sep. 14th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
This is great. I love that we're finding out more about Di!
Sep. 14th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and yay! :D
Sep. 14th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
For an OFC, Di has a life rich in detail. Very enjoyable.
Sep. 14th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! *beams*
Sep. 15th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
Very interesting character! I like her spending time with Snape. Fun facts. :)
Sep. 15th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! *glee*
Sep. 16th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
Yay! Al and Scorpius together, Lil an Di together... *dances*

I wonder, does their mutual affection for peaches mean they're soulmates? I love that touch, by the way. And on number 18, I think that's true for anyone. Life and thought always do tend to be more vivid, no matter how eloquently expressed the art. That doesn't stop art from moving others profoundly though.

And if I had any mind for Draco/Harry I'd try writing something of their relationship in this universe, but the idea of it's so perfect here I don't really want to mess around. If that makes any sense. :)
Sep. 16th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm glad that you're glad! :D

I may have to talk more about the peach connection. *snorts*

I agree with you about art.

I've barely touched upon the Harry/Draco; feel free to write about it; that's the point of the fest! *smooches*
Sep. 17th, 2011 07:37 am (UTC)
The imagery and implication of peaches is readily apparent. *grin* I only thought I was possibly reading too much porn into it and not enough romance. Maybe both? >_>

But Harry/Draco is perfect in my head. All not-quite-angst and commonplace affairs and happy-if-not-perfect lives. Sort of thing. Harry/Draco is really not my cup of tea anymore and you're making me love it again. :P
Sep. 17th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
*pleased about the peaches* <_< Oh, my! I didn't intend to *coughs* make you love Drarry. I didn't intend to think about that relationship much at all, as it is canon for me, either. :P
Sep. 18th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
I was caught up by the shiny and now you want to write 20 Facts about Draco post-funeral. >.>

Sep. 18th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
*loves; eyes*

I want you to do that. ;)
Sep. 19th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
Oooooh no. *eyes back* I've got more than enough to focus on without dabbling in a pairing I don't think I could do justice. *nod* ♥

But you really could. >.>
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