Date: 07/24/2012 08:08 PM Title: Chapter 36
I don't even know where to begin. All if the other reviewers are correct; it was a heart breaking sensation. Not only is the concept intriguing, but it's also well written an extremely thought out. Even though I'm one of those people who usually just want there to be a "kiss and makeup," it's never that easy in real life, and you did an excellent job at conveying that. Although, I must say that it's lead me to decide that I have a strong distaste for the time period. Anyways, it was amazing and I'm on to the next! 😘
Date: 06/12/2012 07:02 AM Title: Chapter 1
This story broke my heart. I did the math, and couldn't help but think of 70 year old gay men today who would have been Kurt's age in 1959--and my heart broke for them all over again.
But, apparently I'm a masochist, because I'm gonna go start the sequel now.
Date: 06/05/2012 02:59 PM Title: Chapter 36
Let me try again.
I liked how.. realistic this all was. Back then, this stuff was very real, very hard to deal with, and you captured that. Although, it was a little too real. I'm like this version of the Kurt you wrote out. I'm so optimistic that when my dreams are shattered, I feel broken. This story broke my heart because it's not like Kurt was asking Blaine to walk around holding his hand. He just wanted to be 'bachelors' in New York with Blaine, lovers with the windows closed. And Blaine couldn't do that one little thing for Kurt. For that, I hate him here. I understand he was scared. He had a lot to be scared of. But love is love. It's wonderful. And they never even verbalized it, although they both just knew. I feel sick thinking about Blaine running away like that, about Kurt doing that to him.
Geez. A+ all around, basically.
Date: 06/05/2012 02:55 PM Title: Chapter 36
THIS ISN'T FAIR I FREAKING HATE IT UGH I LOVE THEM WHY CANT THEY BE HAPPY TOGETHER IM SO UPSET THAT IM NOT EVEN USING PROPER GRAMMAR DONT JUDGE ME AT LEAST I CAN STILL SPELL OH MH GOSDAFGRFBDF OKAY BYE GOOD STUFF BUT UGH JUST UGHHHHH
Date: 01/24/2012 12:40 PM Title: Chapter 1
I'm currently at chapter 14 and... Wow. Amazing. This story is addictive.
I will review again once I'm finished, and reading that other review discouraged me a bit... I agree with everything mentioned in it about how well you captured everything, but I must admit that I'm a little bit afraid about the ending... I'm not convinced it won't end well. At least not with happy ending, and I'm nothing if I'm not a sucker for happy endings. Buuut, I'll see!
I can't wait for boys to do something, anything about their feelings for each other.. If they will[?].
Anyways, amazing job!
Author's Response: Well, this is story 1 of a series. So while this one might not end as happily as one would like, that's not to say their feelings will remain lost and/or unrequited forever. Thanks for reading!
Date: 01/24/2012 03:31 AM Title: Chapter 36
Oh, wow. So, this story hooked me instantly because it is two things I love: Klaine and period pieces.
First, I just have to say "bravo" with how well you captured what the real 1950s were like (I wasn't alive then, but it's an era of great interest to me). I run a YouTube channel that has a lot of 1950s music and I frequently get comments from people waxing nostalgic about the decade, whether they lived through it or not, going on about how wonderful and perfect it was back then. Now, I admire the aesthetics of the 1950s (space age furniture, some of the clothes, etc.) as well as the music, but one couldn't pay me enough to travel back to them and live there and your story illustrates exactly why: the racism, the homophobia, the sexism...Not that things are perfect today, but yeah, we've come a long way.
Second, man, that was a downer of an ending, but a sadly realistic one. Blaine reminds me a lot of how things ended for the character of Clive Durham in the novel/movie Maurice: destined to be trapped and miserable for the rest of his life while constantly projecting an image of "normality". Personally I'm a bit of an eternal optimist and choose to believe that Kurt and he will eventually be reunited, perhaps in a certain bar in 1969 New York City? ;)
Third, excellent selection of music. Everything from "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" to "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" to "Somewhere". Another song from the 50s that came to my mind throughout the story is Jimmie Rodgers' "Secretly".
Lastly, awesome job with capturing everyone's character while adapting them to the time period: Quinn's pregnancy, Santana's insecurity as she tries to pass as white, Sam's struggle with dyslexia and his general dorkiness (Elvish = Genius), Rachel's dads, Rachel period. And I think it goes without saying that I think you did amazingly with Klaine. Kurt's romanticism and Blaine's painfully real struggle, you win all the awards.
Yeah, I'm sure you're through with my gushing now, but seriously, thank you for having written this.
Author's Response: Anyone who knows Maurice gets extra points in my book! I'm actually disappointed because I had a whole idea for using that book in the third story (Blaine's story, really), but it wasn't publishd until the 70s despite being written more than 50 years earlier. Drat. But that's exactly where Blaine is, at least until/unless something changes. And they will indeed be reunited, though not there *or* then. ;) I didn't know that song, I have to admit, but it's absolutely perfect. It may have to make an appearance elsewhere. Thanks for reading (and commenting)!