Date: March 20, 2014 03:40 am Title: Chapter 20 - Once Upon a Time
D'aaaawh, as soon as I saw the description, I knew the song was gonna be in it! My favorite, aaaaawh!
And it fitted so well! Omg, I didn't even realize! *-*
I hope there won't be that many chapters that will be bumpy! D: even though I wouldn't mind, but shhht..
Oh, that song was like a gift. The first time I heard it, I thought it had to be related to Chris's work. In fact, just about everything Darren did on his Listen Up tour seemed so easy to read in a CrissColfery way, if one were so inclined. ;) I'd planned on using all of those songs in my Struck by Chris Colfer: The Darren Criss Journal story, but I ended up deleting it before I got to that part. So I'm glad I was able to fit this one in here. And there may be another Darren original coming along later... ;D
BTW, you know what else is a gift? Reviews from you! :D
Date: March 20, 2014 03:01 am Title: Chapter 20 - Once Upon a Time
Ok eep. Let me just start by saying that since the first ever chapter I read of this, all those many many years ago, I thought "This should have 'once upon a time' as its soundtrack." So, I get home from work, see a new chapter and guess what it's called? I actually said eep out loud. It's one of, if not my favourite, new songs, and everytime I hear "too far down and much to high to climb" I always think of the pit in TLOS that swallows stuff...the name of said pit escapes me but I'm hoping you know what I mean! I was so excited that I am writing this bit of my review before reading the chapter at all. So now I will go on and enjoy the ride....;)
Oh jesus. I have actually freaked myself the fuck out. The first friggin line. THORNBUSH PIT. THORNBUSH FRIKKIN PIT. HE WROTE THIS SONG FOR THIS STORY. MY MIND IS BLOWN.
I knew that we had the same sense of humour, but seriously. I am so freaked out right now that your mind went the same way as mine that I need to go and lie down. And re-read this AWESOME chapter, which, obviosuly, is my new favourite!!! :) :)
Yay for great minds thinking alike, and for great songs just falling into my lap, begging to be used in this story. :D The link in my end notes is to his kick-off performance at the Fillmore (which I tried in vain to get tickets to :c ) and I've left you a link to another version in a response to one of your lovely AAWK reviews. I'm sure you've seen them, but I'm always happy to re-watch. :D
I'm glad you enjoyed the chapter. It was not one of my favorites to write. I have more fun with light, fluffy, and humorous, rather than angst-laden. But I know what's going to be happening a few chapters down the road, and I have to set it up.
In fact, I was actually thinking that I might skip ahead a couple of chapters in my writing, just to make sure I'm laying all the groundwork I need. That's one of the challenges inherent in posting each chapter as soon as it's finished - I've got to be careful not to write myself into a corner, or leave out something I'll want to go back and refer to later. But I'm so insanely hooked on reviews that I seem to be incapable of delaying my gratification by waiting to update. If I wrote something out of order, though, I'd HAVE to wait, which might be good for me. Ahhh... we'll see. ;D