Date: June 25, 2014 07:28 pm Title: Chapter 32 - "I want to feel you inside me"
I think you did really well at making the moment special. You are an amazing writer. Sorry that I only recently found this site so I'm a little late on the encouragement you crave, but I wanted you to know that I thought you did a good job with this story.
Thank you so much! It's never too late for encouraging words - especially since I'm now in the process of writing a reprise of this story from Darren's perspective. You might want to check it out when you're finished with this one. :D
Date: June 13, 2014 06:50 am Title: Epilogue - "Do you know what means the most to me?"
I did it. I reviewed EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER. I've read this fic the whole way through twice and it just gets better. All the gold stars go to you, my favourite anonymous Tumblr stalker :) No chapter feels like a filler-even the ones you say are fillers just build the story and the characters we love so much. You took us from Kid!Crisscolfer all the way through to college!crisscolfer and through the rollercoaster of emotion on the way. Re-reading this has just reminded me why it is still my favourite CC fic. No pressure, but I have high hopes for AAWK 2 :)
How am I going to fill my evenings now I don't have this to review?! Well, I guess I'll have a house full of squeaking guinea pigs soon to keep me entertained... :) :) Oh, and apparently I'm also in the middle of writing a fic that has been abadoned for far too long!
So, I've been saving this gif as I feel it's completely appropriate now.. ;)
Well, I suppose I must be the worst anonymous Tumblr stalker ever, since I always sign my Asks. ;) But at least I've always been successful in getting your attention. (And why do I have this incredible need to stand up and say "Please pay attention"?)
I'm so touched (not the British version, like touched in the head, but the American version, like having those F words of which we will not speak) that you took the time to re-read and review every single chapter of this story. Your comments have made me think, made me laugh, made me squeal, jump up and down, clap my hands, blush, and made me want to be a better writer. So thank you. <3
Ginny, Winnie, and the piglets are on their way. I kissed their little noses goodbye, and sent them off on a first class flight. Treat them well, and please send photos. ;D
Oh, and now that I'm about to start back up with writing, maybe you will, too. We can be each other's cheerleaders. Give me an N! Give me a J! Give me an A! Give me an M! Give a an M! What does that spell? Not Just Another Monday Morning! Yay!!!! :D
Date: June 13, 2014 06:43 am Title: Chapter 40 - "This is one more first time I'm ready to share with you."
You broke me again dammit. And I STILL can't review. Just know that it was amazing. Beautifully written-the love is so apparent in their love making when you write it. And hot. So very, very hot. I have loved watching them grow with each other and experiment, and how trusting you have made them toward each other. And now I'm gonna go cry.
But LOOK WHAT I JUST DID! I REVIEWED THE NAUGHTY STUFF WITHOUT EVEN REALISING! GO ME! :D
Well look at you, reviewing the naughty bits. ;D And I'm so pleased, because that's just exactly what I was trying to portray about their relationship. :D
Date: June 13, 2014 06:35 am Title: Chapter 39 - "Well, this should be interesting..."
Ahh! SO MUCH AVPM! IT'S JOEY! AND NICK! AND THEY LIKE HARRY POTTER! AND THEY SHOULD WRITE A MUSICAL!! AND DID SOMEBODY SAY HALF BLOOD PRINCE?! Ok, I'll stop shouting now. Stop writing such amazing fics, stop writing such amazing hot stuff (*BLUSH*) and stop referencing AVPM so much. I can't handle it.
And there are only a couple more chapters to go!
Gif time....hmm...something for someone new in college...sharing a room with a cute guy...hmmmm...
Did somebody say CrissColfer? Oh, yeah, everybody on this totally awesome site did! ;D
Date: June 13, 2014 06:23 am Title: Chapter 38 - "I guess it means the universe wants us to be together."
Wait. Something went wrong. Surely. I reviewed. Lots. But my name isn't in this chapter.
Ok, I'm not really. I just needed an excuse to use this gif... :D Plus, I get a guinea pig. Scrap that, I get SIX guinea pigs. And that beats a bumper sticker, right?! :D
I love their lil road trip in this chapter, and the talk about getting married and prop 8. Chris is INCREDIBLE in that play. As are the other actors involved. It's hard to believe sometimes that the script was real. Insane.
I'm kinda sad, because I'm almost out of chapters, but SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED for AAWK 2! :) :) :)
Okay, I just went back and rectified my horrible, horrible oversight. (Although I'm glad it gave you the opportunity to use this perfect gif.) In addition to you, there were 11 other people who'd reviewed after I posted this chapter, so I went back and added you all in. So now you're in this story, AND you're on a postcard from Darren. Life doesn't get much better than that... ;D
Oh, and the whole Prop 8 thing? What's so amazing to me (in addition, of course, to the incomparable Mr. Colfer) is that while I was writing this story, my rights had been taken away from me, and now we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that restored them. Changing my end notes to this chapter was such a thrill. :D
Date: June 13, 2014 06:15 am Title: Chapter 37- "I don't want to say goodbye."
Yay for reunions! (I'm purposfully skipping the bit where they had to say goodbye as I may cry...it's been a loooooooong day...)
And ooh! LOOK! I'M IN TIME TO GET A MENTION IN THE NEXT CHAPTER!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAY :D
And everything's as if we never said goodbye...
OH NO - did I go back and add you to the next chapter? I don't know if I did! Gotta go check RIGHT NOW!
Date: June 13, 2014 06:04 am Title: Chapter 36 - "I'll be your white knight, if you'll be my steed"
You question your smut writing? You question your smut writing. You crazy. You also know that I can't review the smut, because, apparently, I'm a teenage girl not someone at the rough end of their twenties...;)
So I will say this. I love the AVPM (ish..kinda...:D) references. Accio lube should have been in the show. Just sayin'...:D
So now a gif....hmmm...what to use...what to use...I think this sums this chapter up quite well...(Plus, y'now, QUIRRELMORT) And no, I won't apologise.:)
Thank you for the vote of confidence in my ability to write smut. I do find it quite a daunting task, which was one of the reasons why my TLOS story was easier for me to write than this one. But for the Reprise, I guess I'll just have to gird my loins and do it. ;D
And thanks for the gif of my AVPM OTP. When I rule the world, I'll plant flowers and have snakes. ;D
Date: June 13, 2014 05:56 am Title: Chapter 35 - "Get a room!"
In case you haven't realised already, I've decided to mix up my youtube video spamming for a bit of gif spamming instead. Except for this video-please tell me you've seen Mr Richter asking Mr Rosenthal if he wants o build a snowman?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16KQTBX3SnY
So, I'm sitting here trying to pick the perfect gif for this chapter. So I'm thinking about the chapter. And the only thing I can remember of the chapter is Chris and Darren in swim suits riding horses bareback. Which is distracting.
So I googled both "Darren Criss Horse gif" and "Chris Colfer horse gif" And this is what it gave me. Google is awesome...sometimes...
Well, Chris and Darren in swimsuits was kind of the point... ;)
And - OH MY GOD - you have to reverse the order of those gifs, shift Chris to the right and make him slightly smaller, so that his upper body is attached to the legs riding Darren!!! DO IT RIGHT NOW!!! I'm serious, I'll use it as the official art for my AAWK-R. (Although what the hell does the one of Chris have to do with horses?!? - Sometimes, google is awesomely weird.) ;D
Date: June 13, 2014 05:45 am Title: Chapter 34 - "Did somebody say food fight?"
BEST. FOOD. FIGHT. EVER.
BEST. GIF. EVER.
Okay, here's a true story: I'd never seen Frozen, or heard the soundtrack, so on the last day of school I borrowed the DVD from another teacher and showed it to my first graders. I was only half-way paying attention, mostly trying to get my desk cleared off. Well, suddenly this song comes on, and every single one of my kids starts singing "Do you want to build a snowman?" with these angelic little voices. It gave me goosebumps all over. 'Cause I'd seen the Joey version, but I didn't know what it was based on - I just thought it was more Starkid random zaniness. And then having all my kids sing along was such a perfect Starkid moment, like the first time fans started singing along with Goin Back to Hogwarts. Best last day of school ever. :D
Date: June 13, 2014 05:37 am Title: Chapter 33 - "I just don't want to let go of you."
Warning angst ahead?! No. No angst. More pretty. Hang on, let me read the chapter first before I jump to conclusions...
"He wrapped his arms tightly around his boyfriend anyway, burying his face in Darren’s curls"...*SOBS*
"I trust you with my heart and you can trust me with yours"
*slaps self around face tells self to harden the fuck up*
Too. much. f***s. (I'm still not saying that word. Nope. Won't)
Yeah, we're too old to use that F word, but apparently not to old to HAVE the the f-ing' F***s. ;)
Can I just say that, although I totally appreciate that you took the time to put gifs in your reviews, I find this one strangely disturbing? That face... ;)
Date: June 13, 2014 05:26 am Title: Chapter 32 - "I want to feel you inside me"
Wah!! I've been gone for so long! I logged in to Tumblr and saw my fan mail and realised how long it had been! I had my sister here for the last month, but that is a RUBBISH excuse. I mean, Ginny and Winnie have managed to adopt quadruplets ffs! And Alaska. They named one Alaska. I squeaked. I actually squeaked. I'm checking my actual postbox daily (I'm expecting a postcard from some guy called Darren Criss...no...really!!) so I'll keep an eye out for her too :)
Anyway, I'm here to review, right!? Although, it seems that the longer I go without reviewing, the more guinea pigs I'm earning?! Score...:D
You broke me. I swore to never use the word "feels". But you went and slapped me all over the face with them. I mean “I can feel you inside me.” “I know.” “Not just physically. In my heart. I can feel you.”“I know,” Chris repeated, smiling down at him. You're trying to kill me, right? Eep. Favourite line this chapter, without a shadow of a doubt.
I loved this. It wasn't sex, it was love. And it was ridiculously beautiful.
Man, I'm glad I'm back ;)
Yay! I love waking up to reviews! And no worries about being gone for a bit - spending time with family does count as an excused absence. :)
EEP! Your quote-backs have made me cover my face and squeal.
Oh, and my postcard arrived last week. :D (Benefit of being in the same state from which it was mailed.) It's got my name on it, so I hope no one uses it to figure out my secret identity. (Well, actually THIS is my secret identity, so I guess I mean I hope no one uses it to figure out my real identity.) And if you're waiting for yours, I guess that means it's got your name on it, too. Hmm... Now we're postcard sisters. :D
Man, I'm glad you're back. ;D
Date: May 05, 2014 08:46 am Title: Chapter 1 - Ride 'Em Cowboy Ranch Camp
Aw this is adorable. I am the only one that thinks that Darren would /actually/ do this in real life?
And obviously you're not the only one who thinks Darren would do this, 'cause I can totally picture it. He must have been the cutest kid. (And I kind of wouldn't be surprised if he'd still do it... ;D)
Date: May 03, 2014 12:59 am Title: Chapter 31 - "You're driving me crazy"
Ending makes up for angst.
Ending definitely makes up for angst.
And Katy Perry totally stole that line from Chris! Like you said, these pesky famous people reading your fics and stealing parts of the plot...how very dare they!
Ooh! Look! New BTS! And Darren is all gushy over Christopher Paul Colfer again!:)
I just saw that a little while ago, and I had to go and watch it again immediately. I can't wait for that episode!!! It's going to be epic!!!
So, can I assume you liked the ending? ;D
Date: May 03, 2014 12:51 am Title: Chapter 30 - "Is there anything you want to tell me?"
I needed some silly smuttyness today :) I have been up for nearly 40 hours-my sister was delayed EVERYWHERE, and still isn't here yet-I've been trying to sort it all out from here! :(
But anyhoo...! I always find it so hard to review the "good" stuff....but I love how relaxed they are with each other. It reads so realisticly and I love that about your writing :)
You know what makes it even better? When I finish this, there is going to be mooooooooore :) :)
P.S I didn't forget Winnie-how could I?!:)
Well, I always find it so hard to write the "good stuff" - which was one thing that made TLOS easier and more fun for me to work on, even though this story is my favorite happy place now that it's done. That's part of what makes an AAWK Reprise seem daunting to me - trying to figure out how Darren would describe all of the love scenes... But I'm so glad that you feel like it's realistic, 'cause that was definitely what I was aiming for. :D
P.S. Hope your sister arrives safely and soon. :D
Date: April 18, 2014 08:35 am Title: Chapter 29 - "I keep waiting for you to ask..."
"In my mind, this is-and always will be-a love story"...and HOLY what a love story! Imma just skip over the sexy times-as much as I love them, I find that when it comes to reviewing them, I turn into a bumbling idiot. More so than normal, that it...;)
So, I give you this. ANOTHER drunken Darren video that I have never seen. Tumblr is throwing some goodies my way (and in turn YOUR way) tonight. If it was possible to make love to a song while singing it, this would be how...
And as the wonderful people with strange vowels say in this country... "NIIIXT!" (That's "Next" by the way...:D)
Glad you're enjoying the love story, 'cause really, that's what it's all about. :D (Or was that the Hokey Pokey? ;D)
And you finally sent me a video I hadn't seen! Yay! Now here's one for you - it's from that same performance, but Theo is singing and Darren's mostly just drunk-dancing in the background. Make sure you watch all the way 'til the end, 'cause he does a hilarious bit with fake-playing the drums (and/or trying to act out "The Wheels on the Bus") at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXh323IyfLY Enjoy! :D
Date: April 18, 2014 06:17 am Title: Chapter 28 - "Lookie what I got"
*sigh* holding hands under a blanket...:)
I love boy scout Darren, cos you know he just isn't embarrased about ANYTHING. Ever. AND....that leads me quite beautfully to *SHOCK HORROR* a video I have NEVER seen before. I was appaled to find that this escaped me.. because, y'know...he's wasted. Smashed. And he looks so damn happy. And all I can think is drunk Blaine in blame it on the alcohol :D Enjoy, I know I did (but you've probably seen it already..:D)
Allegedly, he said he wasn't drunk, he was "tired and needed to pee". Sure ... :D
Well, I knew from your description that it would be his performance at Perez Hilton's birthday party, but it was definitely worth a rewatch. Probably one of the few times he's performed that song for mostly boys rather than mostly girls. And the last time he gets to "haaaaannnnnds"... I can't even... ;)
Date: April 18, 2014 06:06 am Title: Chapter 27 - "Let's go try it out."
Ok, let me just start by saying I just found this gif...and while it may be more appropriate for TLOS, I had to share it-TELL me he's not Coopers brother... :D
I want a video of Chris, Darren and Hannah on a bouncy castle. Then I want the video to show Hannah getting OFF the bouncy castle and going back into the house. Then I want Chris tickling Darren, pinning his hands above him and "filing his reaction". Throw some jello in and call it a show ;)
LOL over "throw some jello in and call it a show"! That gives me an idea for the reprise - what if the water from the slide part of the bouncy castle made a muddy patch in the backyard, and the boys ended up mud wrestling? Could be fun - could be dangerous. Little known bit of trivia about me: I once broke my toe mud wresting. True story. ;D
And yes, he learned from the best when it comes to dramatic pointing. :D
Date: April 17, 2014 01:06 am Title: Chapter 26 - Go Ask Alice
Man, thanks for reminding me to renew my membership card-I keep forgetting and would hate the gay police to hunt me down... :D
I love the candidness of this chapter-the research behind this one must have been, ahem, "entertaining"?! Chris is so cute all flustered, and Darren is just so....well....the only verb I'm coming up with is "Darren". So that's a verb now, K? :)
Well, I never have to worry about that, 'cause I've got a lifetime membership card. But in order to get one of those, you have to know who to sleep with. ;)
Oh, I had a blast researching this chapter. That website should be listed in the dictionary under "edutainment". :D
And Darren as a verb? Well, of course. He's also an adjective, an adverb, and, occasionally (if you're really lucky) a prepositional phrase. ;D
Date: April 17, 2014 12:55 am Title: Chapter 25 - "I guess I got a little carried away."
Ok, so first off you get a few points for googling the reference-it's been easily over ten years since I last watched that show (I just looked up when it aired and now I feel ridiculously old), but that line popped into my head and seemed appropriate :D
BUT you get MILLIONS of points for Winny. Because I am WAY too excited about the idea of two guinea pig girlfriends. And because I found this picture of a piggy wearing DC shades and no I just can't handle it... :D
And in regards to the squirrel dillema-I moved here quite a while ago and it wasn't until someone mentioned in passing that there are no squirrels that I noticed. I mean, you just EXPECT there to be squirrels. I'm English ffs, they're everywhere. I took hem for granted I guess. And that fateful day...my life was never the same. :D
So, story, right. That's what I'm going. I need to stop watching videos of Darren going off on tangents-it seems to be rubbing off on me...:D
LOVE this chapter. Sea otter fantasy? Can this game please go into the next version of this that you write along with the other camp games? Please?! I wanna know!! :D
And Chris' family...sigh :)
The last line, where Chris leans over to talk to Darren? Well in my head, Darren cuts him off with a little kiss to the nose...because it's just too adorable :)
I've got the day off today, and the weather is EVIL-my hosue is shaking with the strength of the wind. So me, my bloncho and my coffee are going to read some more :)
Ginny's just swooning over the hot photo of Winnie in her shades. I may have to leave the room to give them a little privacy. ;D
I love it that you've got suggestions for what I could include in the possible Reprise, 'cause I've been having serious second thoughts about whether I could pull it off, and part of that is about not knowing whether there'd be enough original material to make it worth anyone's time to read. So if I do get up the courage to actually attempt it, I'll definitely be going back through all of my reviews to mine them for ideas. :D
Oh, and tangents make the world go round. Or was that love? Maybe tangents make the pale ones swoon? Like Darren does to Chris? (Okay, please forgive the bad pun.)
But I guess that's like wondering what's the point to a line... And four million points if you know what song that line is from, since it's by my absolute favorite lesbian folk singer. (Which makes ME feel ridiculously old.) :D
Date: April 15, 2014 04:03 am Title: Chapter 24 - "Mom, you're embarrassing me!"
I love Chris' family. In this, and in real life. I remember crying the first time I watch the interview with Karyn-I can't understand how they are all still so strong after all they've had to go through-and they must be so proud of how far Chris has come. Nothing but love :)
And I love Karyns version of the talk-although, and it hurts to say this, I think nothing could ever top Burts!! :D
I'm gonna have to go get ready for sleep now, but if I'm not dead after my twelve hour day tomorrow, I'll be back :)
Oh, I'm totally with you on the love and respect for his whole family. :D
But OF COURSE nothing could ever top Burt's "you matter" talk. In fact, my hope is that there are parents everywhere who watched that episode and who are using Burt as their role models. :D
Thanks, as always, for the review! :D
Date: April 15, 2014 03:49 am Title: Chapter 23 - "I could get used to this."
Naw Squiiirel ("No! I called you a SQUIRREL!") I miss squirrels. They don't exist in New Zealand which is just RIDICULOUS.
Anyway, I digress... just for a change...:D
I find myself falling in love with Crisscolfer all over again with every chapter-which is most definitely not a bad thing! What IS a bad thing is that once I start this story again, I find it so hard to stop! I have a 7.30am meetining tomorrow (which should be illegal as far as I'm concerned...!) but I.WANTS.MORE!
Well, wouldn't life be dull without digressions? And this one was doubly enjoyable, since it involves my AVPM OTP and also helped me with my "learn something new every day" of the day. 'Cause no squirrels in New Zealand? Who knew? (Well, aside from everyone who lives there. Or has ever visited. Or is simply better educated than I am... But I digress...) ;D
I'm so glad I can rekindle your love of these boys' love of each other. :D
Date: April 15, 2014 03:37 am Title: Chapter 22 - "Are you trying to woo me?"
Ooh!! Look at you!! Being all reccommended and stuff for TLOS!! :) :) That made me so happy when I got home from work-it's been so awesome watching the fic come together, I hope you don't mind that I gave a small nudge nudge wink wink to the rec guys..couldn't help myself-TLOS deserves all the ribbons, and I'm so sure it wasn't just me that suggested it :)
But annnnyyywwwaaayyy......I'm here to review THIS amazing fic! I wants my Ginny Pig! :D
In answer to your authors note question...nobody. I can't think of a single soul that wouldn't want to be wooed by Mr Criss. Myself included. Which is confusing to say the least...;D
But seriously? Perfectly toasted marshmallows and seedless grapes? Being serenaded with songs from the Lion King?! I'm cured! I want the boys! (a ridiculous amount of points if you get that reference. Seriously.)
This chapter was too damn cute, and kinda hot...which is good, cos it's bloody freezing here tonight :D
Okay, first of all, I've been on cloud nine ever since I discovered that TLOS is the new Featured Story. And now that I know who's been nudging and winking at the rec gals, I'm going out and buying another guinea pig. Yep - Ginny's getting a girlfriend. <3 I'm gonna call her Winnie. And once you've finished up your reviewerly duties - which apparently extend beyond simply writing reviews - they'll both be heading your way. :D
Meanwhile, I've given up on trying to figure out the whys and wherefores of my attractions. I mean, I've been out as a lesbian since before Chris Colfer was born, but I have such a ridiculous crush on that boy... ;)
So how many points do I get if I admit that I've never watched a single episode of Buffy - I'm just good at googling stuff? ;D
Date: March 19, 2014 05:00 am Title: Chapter 21 - "Are we having our first fight?"
Ok, I've recovered from the last chapter...mostly.
And then you give me angst!? But followed by Darren assuming it was because he drooled on Chris, so it's all good :) I love how you make it all better after the moment of "NO! DON'T FIGHT!" :D
So, this video is a bit different. Because it reminded me of the review you left me about "You didn't text me baaack!" Enjoy ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAInem84c1k
Okay, I've recovered from my marathon session of reading and responding to your reviews... mostly. ;D (I'm still debating going back and deleting one of my responses, but I don't think there's a way for me to do it without deleting your review, as well. I'm sure you can figure out which one. Chalk it up to fever...)
Here's a little parting gift for you - my favorite Darren-version of Stutter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YYcTcOBpqs
Oh, and the next chapter of TLOS is up. :D
Date: March 19, 2014 04:46 am Title: Chapter 20 - "Best boyfriend ever"
Mmkay bye *dead*
Seriously. How do you expect me to review that?! You're amazing. The end.
Here, have a bloody video. This never fails to crack me up. I have no idea why the person who did it did it, but I'm thankful none the less. Enjoy. All 3 minutes of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfIqVVyFrE0
Three minutes of my life I will never get back. But why would I want to? ;)
And I'm thrilled by your inability to review my smut, since I remember having the hardest time finding the ability to write it in the first place. Sometimes, wordlessness is good. ;D
Date: March 19, 2014 04:40 am Title: Chapter 19 - "Eventually... I can work with that."
Darren is such a bad son-decieving his beautiful parents bu stealthing his way into Chris' room ;)
And I adore how you're writing Darrens folks. I always feel a bit gushy when I see pics of them, because you can see how proud they are. And Darrens smile is his Dads-completely!
Gaaaah...octopus virginity. Seriously. HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH THIS STUFF?!
Wow. TOTALLY didn't read backrub....I worry about where my mind goes sometimes...:D
Ok...random video time. Is it wrong that this makes me feel like a kid at Christmas?! Not only do you get a review, you also get a lil bit of Crisscolfer goodness! So, it;s crappy quality but he's so damn talented. And I love his piano face :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCQ6pxjo-U
Okay, random-ish video time back at you. (But not so random, 'cause it's got Darren talking about how lucky he is to have such a wonderful family.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0pZBC_-dp8
And the octopus story? Well, that really happened to me, right there at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, during a minus tide. Totally awesome. :D
Okay, it took me a minute to realize what you meant when you said you didn't read "backrub," and then I scared my dogs by letting out a bark of laughter. ;D