|Reviews for Art Criticism|
| NoodleNation 9/24/10 . chapter 10
Kk, I'm like, totally hating Jenny. Peter deserve someone better than that cheating makeup clown! And it's nice to see that James is starting to loosen up to Turkish's charms. :)
Update soon or I'll stalk you! ;D
| Esquirella 9/23/10 . chapter 10
LOL! I'm sorry! I tend to fade in and out, depending on how busy life gets for me. But I love your writing!
Poor James! Jenny sounds like a really annoying thng to wake up to in your kitchen. And he's endearingly awkward. Turkish is awesomely patient! Arie seems amusingly flightly. I like Ian's reaction to his dirty talk in public. LOL!
| Driftingtide21 9/23/10 . chapter 10
Ok I am really loving this story. Turkish sounds like a few of my friends from high scjool combined into one flamboyant package. And good luck with the job hunting I know how hard it can be especially in this economy.
| arsinoee 9/21/10 . chapter 9
agh, I couldn't stop grinning like a fool as I was reading this story. As an art history major who's worked in an sf gallery, I found myself nodding in agreement with James' frustrations. Alas, I never had a Turkish of my own...real life bleeps sometimes
| Esquirella 9/16/10 . chapter 9
I love this couple a lot! thre's no pretense about Jaes at all, and the way Turkish is pursuing him is so compelling. It's refreshing to find such a couple in a slash fic!
| jayanx 9/15/10 . chapter 9
I love the part about his videos from high school, I can relate in some way to that. I have the poetry I wrote from high school, and trust me, none of it is fit for public consumption (lots of high quality teenaged girl angst, the kind of stuff that would probably get me sent to some serious counseling along with the rest of my literary magazine staff, luckily when I was in high school things were a bit different).
I also really liked the whole conversation about the nature of photography and the relationship between the photographer and their subject. I can relate to that disconnected feeling, and can imagine that putting a lens between yourself and the world would, for some, only heighten that sense of unreality.
As for take out at 2 am, not a chance, no one does take out where I live, we have to deal with the local gas station/grocery/pizza place if you want anything at 2 am.
| angelalleya 9/15/10 . chapter 9
I just wanted to let you know how much I totally love love love this story. I am such an art history nerd (started, though didn't finish, grad school in art history), and I am especially obsessed with photography... and art theory foreplay totally does it for me too. I am also way too much like James for my own comfort, and I would love to find my own Turkish somewhere out there.
I would totally have kept reading this story just for all the art nerd fun, but I am totally and completely in love with the characters as well, and I very much look forward to the next installment.
And this is totally creepy, but based on your writing, you totally seem like someone I would want to hang out with.
| NoodleNation 9/15/10 . chapter 9
Gawd, you just hit all my spots! I love unshaven scruffiness and I loved Turkish's dirty talk towards James at the end of the chapter. It was an eye opener, 'cause I didn't expect Turkish to have a rough side towards him. ;D
Yay, looking forward to your next update. Oh and thanks for answering my question. :)
| NoodleNation 9/15/10 . chapter 8
Nice story so far! I like how you made James slowly warm up to Turkish with some hesitancy instead of the usual cliche -BAM!- I love you so lets have have sweaty man sex. :)
Also, what's the other website where you post this story at? 125 reviews is a lot.
Looking forward to your next update.
Ja Ne, Johnny.
| me 9/11/10 . chapter 8
dude, it's so cute! i love it can't wait for more, so please hurry!
| jayanx 9/11/10 . chapter 8
I'm starting to warm to Turkish, it's nice to see his personality start to shine, and although he;'s still pretty pushy (I'm stubborn and I hate being pushed) it's nice to see he's not the shallow, idiot James thought him to be at first.
I really enjoyed all the information about Iranian cooking. I live in the sticks (I have to drive an hour to get Indian food) and it's interesting to find out more about other culture's food (if I was a dog I'd be called food motivated). I love how much Turkish's connection to food is about his connection to his family, I think most of us have favorite foods that help us connect with our past and our families and with our identity (be it regional or ethnic). Food is such a big part of who we are, and it's a simple way of sharing yourself with someone else.
| Petra 9/6/10 . chapter 7
Plain and simple, you deserve many more reviews than you have. Your writing style is engaging and its easy to become absorbed. The characters are imperfect and perfectly human- something that many authors struggle with. I love your story and eagerly await the next chapter.
| me 9/6/10 . chapter 7
ah! james you are an idiotic ass, nock it off! eep, i so so so so so can't wait for more!
| koko 9/6/10 . chapter 6
this is awesome! i absolutely heart the sexual tension and pray u update soon! :)
| jayanx 9/5/10 . chapter 6
I love how perceptions are starting to slowly change, nothing too quickly, but slowly first impressions are giving way, and he's starting to see Turkish in a different light. I love that even though he's starting to be a little interested he still doesn't have any patience for what he sees as bs sentiment or artistic pretension.