|Reviews for Alex and Bobby|
| AdventuresLittleLady 4/6/13 . chapter 8
I love this story, i read it last summer, it was the first story i had ever read on fictionpress:)
| Maria 8/6/12 . chapter 8
Lol so im the 100th review words dont begin to describe how incredible this is i loved the story! I started reading it at like 12 in the morning cuz i was bores i stayed up to 4 almost 5 in the morning to finish this story i fell inlove with the two bestfriends i thought they would end up together at the end but oh well i still loved the ending by the way im also a yaoi fangirl but im 12 so ppl think its wierd but oh well my friends told me bout it and i liked it i like sweet romantic gay stories not jusy erotic smut (again im 12) but im turning 13 in a month lol sorry this is so long but it has always been hard for me to find a good romantic LONG story and i finally found it so thank you:D
| Me 8/4/12 . chapter 8
that was the greatest story ever. EPIC. *_*
| JHeartbreak 3/11/12 . chapter 8
Okay, I'm surprised how well you've portrayed everything, given that you're a straight guy. Not that I'm trying to minimize your achievement ("Pretty good... for a straight guy") I'm just saying you've done well to overcome those barriers. Especially the first section, until they leave for college - very well done.
I found the second section less compelling than the first. Instead of the characters pushing the story forward with their desires and motivations, you basically contrived a slapstick comedy. It's amusing, alright, but it doesn't have the poignance or power of the first half.
| JudasMonster 10/17/11 . chapter 8
Lol. Sandwiching Denise. Getting a bit carried away there mister? Messing with characters is always fun. :P Loved the whole tirade with Bobby; clueless straight boy. Buahah.
| Ioga 10/4/11 . chapter 8
This wasn't quite among my favourites, but I guess mostly because of the weight it put on observed difficulties of being yourself. It's just that the depressiveness gets to me. Also, I suspect I didn't need _more_ indications that Texas is a strange place indeed; when will someone write something where the population of Texas is somehow generalized as, uh, sane? Or at least focus on their strengths and let us know what they are? X-)
But even here, I learn new stuff. "Pulling back cuticles the right way" sounded like a genital area operation to me, particularly in context of "trimmers", until later when Chaz was finding this stuff out by just looking at Bobby's hands (although there's these theories of what you can tell from people's relative finger lengths...). ;)
And this story successfully hurt my head too! Oh man, if the earlier education about high heels made me momentarily reassess my feminity, all the demands for manicuric activities etc dished out by Alex jumped straight to the deep end of the pool. I'm not sure how to feel about guys getting pressured on their looks - I'd prefer that _no one_ does more than "getting even" about the status quo. So in other words, I'd like to go "ha-ha" at making Bobby spend time on looking right for his girlfriend (who notices all these things as much as Alex), but particularly in this case, it comes out more of a "gulp". "Where does failte's material come from? Real minds of reasonably intelligent people?"
I'll try not to ponder what random semi-familiar gay men of the Alex type might think of my surface finish - and instead hope that the intense critical focus on appearances implied here is really just a side effect of the competitors being the same gender as the targets of attraction - which would mean the criticism is only applied to other guys, while women are off the hook. But I really don't understand people obsessing about visual details when I don't have the eye for it myself, and it bothers me to think that other people's looks could possibly be as painful to such people as someone making a continuous obnoxious noise would be to me. Well, I hope not anyway. (Finns are genetically specialized in obsessing about what other people think of them, can you tell. "Don't do anything that might be the equivalent of making an obxnoxious sound at some people, or karma will catch up with you for not upholding their needs." ;))
But then actually, come to think of it, I might also be reading Alex' commentary from the wrong cultural perspective. Instead of suffering so badly that he is forced to comment (in the nature of "I love you dearly but will you PLEASE stop making that noise, I can't concentrate on anything!"), maybe he just doesn't respect Bobby's personal space quite as much as I'm inclined to assume (in the nature of "oh and by the way, your ****'s so small it matches your brain, and you also seriously need a manicure"). Given their other exchanges, this might be the case.
Educative stuff, your writing. Got lots of humanity stashed between the lines.
Nitpick of the day: a good spellchecker could probably catch some of the typoes in this one. :)
Thanks for this!
| js 7/30/11 . chapter 8
Haha, great story.
| SarryMatts 6/2/11 . chapter 8
I really enjoyed this. At first I wondered if it was going to be another cliché of best friends having feelings for each other/one triggering the other to develop feelings and they end up together plots but wow was I wrong.
You tackled something not many people do; the difficulty a straight teenager may have accepting his best friend wasn’t and you did it so well! I think the way you had Bobby gradually deal with it and come to understand it was very well done. It wasn’t a sudden ‘I get it now’ moment.
The characters were all unique and interesting yet realistic and bonded well together. I enjoyed the friendship between Bobby and Alex just as I liked how realistically you portrayed the romantic relationships. Chaz was probably my favourite, he had an interesting back story and it showed how his attitude to life had developed. He wasn’t just an ‘I hate straight people because they’re straight and different to me’ character.
Also, you had relationships end and it wasn’t because one betrayed the other! It’s important that stories show real life and sometimes things just don’t work or people drift apart.
The last line was great too.
Anyway! Thank you so much for writing this! It’s brilliant!
I’ll stop my rambling now
Amazing story. Glad I stumbled across it.
| Feeshes 5/9/11 . chapter 1
I feel bad that my other review was so short but my mama was bitchin' at me so I made it much quicker that your story deserved.
Bobby is amazing, though not the brightest and, though I know it wasn't his fault, an ass when he puked. I think he more than made up for it with Chaz though.
Alex is adorable. Completely adorable, and Bobby don't know what he's missing! Alex deserved Chaz though. They were perfect for each other.
Denise and Renee... All I can say is what the hell is with Bobby and his love of fag hags?
Chris was an ass.
Chaz was hilarious. Totally fuckin' hilarious! Aside from Alex, he was my favorite. I dunno. I have a soft spot for red hair... I blame Gee entirely. Kinda annoying how everyone is dying their hair red now though. It's damn funny when it turns bubblegum pink though. I know I guy that's to lazy to re-dye it and it's hilarious.
| Feeshes 5/9/11 . chapter 8
XD Fantastic, my friend!
I loved their prank it was damn hilarious.
| Kenny Deheart 4/15/11 . chapter 8
| Lolly4Holly 1/15/11 . chapter 8
Oh man! This is probably the best story... second best actually. Had I not read 'The Girl for Me' prior to this one lol. I meant to review sooner, but for the last three hours I've just been sat reading through this amazing story. I loved every moment of it. Even when the boys were fighting because you didn't drag it out and make them really girly about it. You kept their characters true to form throughout the story, and the other characters were just amazingly written.
Renee was such a typical fan girl. I was laughing out loud in stitches at some of her lines. Chaz was just hilarious, especially with the dancing and the whole queen acting part when they were playing a trick on Bobby! Just loved it so much!
I'm in love with Alex's character too, he's really sweet, funny and caring. At first I thought that you were gonna hook Bobby/Alex up which would have been a little cliche and predictable, but you added many exciting little plot twists to the story, making me think at one point that Bobby might be gay or at least Bi. But the whole ending to the story was just amazing.
I think I've used the word amazing too much, but I really can't think of another why to describe how GREAT this story is. Definetly my second best after 'The Girl for Me' though.
| purplehost 8/22/10 . chapter 8
I think the story was more humorous than dramatic personally. What else is there to say? I read the whole thing through and didn't even pause to comment until I got to the end. It goes on the list.
| ddz008 8/15/10 . chapter 8
Great story! It was so funny and cute. Loved Bobby when he finally accepted Alex. And Chaz and Denise were also great! :)
| Bedlam Chaos 8/12/10 . chapter 7
Okay... I review here because I already reviewed for chapter 8 a couple of years ago (ô_ô). I love the story (even the two end lines they're f*ing cheesy but I like it ). And I will go to bed with a smile on my face. I should have worked all day on my 15pages essay on neighbourhood troubles (no kidding... It's a serious law matter) due on monday (hurgh! I did what... One page... I'm so gonna die) but it was worth it :-) so thank you (again) for the story