|Reviews for Counting Chickens|
| Branwen Minerva chapter 1 . 6/22/2009
Continued. Anyway, I just want to end with: I love your lyrical style which totally trumps most on this site and your skillful allusions to fairy tales and other romantic films and books and such that round this fictional but oh so real world you've created and give it meaning. I want to say that you're one of the few here I honestly believe has a real future in writing. Reading you is like reading the best of Sarah Dessen and Megan McCafferty, especially the latter. I never thought I'd run up against a character I'd relate to as strongly as Jessica Darling but there you go. You're that good.
| Branwen Minerva chapter 1 . 6/22/2009
I love this story so much. Mimi was the first and only character on this site I could ever completely relate to [minus the shyness in class - I do wonder if there are fiercely "brainy" and "opinionated" girls who are actually portrayed as such on this site besides Deena's, woodstock1969's, and some others but oh well], and that final section by her mystery admirer nails what I admire about the character: her maddeningly contradictory and flawed humanity.
Such perfect characterization is hard to top, but your love triangle is one of the few I can stand. Most authors are so obvious about who their heroine is going to end up with that it's pointless to read any further. Seth and Robin, however, are equally good rivals, though I infinitely prefer Seth (the secret admirer?) for the same reasons I heart Mimi. He's truly alive and real. Robin is too obscured by Mimi's fantasy.
| Kyllex chapter 11 . 6/21/2009
Oh my goodness. So I finally got around to reading this! Of course, I had to reread the whole thing first (because I totally forgot what was going on), but I didn't mind. I adore this story!
Anyway. This chapter fills up a lot of holes (obviously). I had a feeling the note-writer was Robin...but I had been secretly hoping it was Seth, haha.
Aw, Seth. He is my favorite. I really do believe that he is mystery-boy...and that makes me sad. I mean, I love Rob and Mimi, but I just like Seth better. He's so cute. Rob just seems too perfect to me, I don't know.
Anyway I have to go now, otherwise I'd write a longer revieww...so yeah. Amazing chapter, can't wait to read more! Loved it! (:
| candykillz chapter 11 . 6/21/2009
OMG! I LOVE THIS STORY! IT'S HILARIOUS! I actually laughed out loud! No wonder you got voted for the SKOW awards. I read
this two days ago (yes, I'm a new reader to this story) can't believe I commented this late; I just wanted to go read the
next chapter and all. HAHAHA! Great job! I hope you updated soon! I like Seth better than Rob, he has more personality. D
Oh and chapter 7 your author's note, when you said we're going to see Robbie In a Speedo, gosh, I just imagined him in a
Speedo bathing suit not trunk suit. GASP. Yes, I have an overactive imagination like Mimi, I can really relate to her (I
wish I can be as funny as her too). I love your humor, you're a good writer. Now... I'm waiting for the next chapter!
| hopeless-flame chapter 11 . 6/20/2009
ohmygoodness. my breath left me when i was reading the last part. its like the worst things and best things happening. ugh. please please please update!
| heavengurl899 chapter 1 . 6/17/2009
interesting start! I want to know if there is a story out there thought that DOES deal with the strong girl who actually cares enough in class to speak because she's very much abused by fiction writers. Most girls here tend to be shy, backboneless, intelligent in their own way, etc.
| 2SweetSunshine chapter 11 . 6/17/2009
I loved it! Very cute and funny! I have to say though, I'm definately a Seth/Mimi shipper. :) I think Seth's actually the Mystery Guy we keep hearing from. Very interesting all around! D Please update soon!
| insatiablehunger89 chapter 6 . 6/17/2009
I like this chapter! The scene between Seth and Mimi is really well written, and cute without being too romantic.
| insatiablehunger89 chapter 5 . 6/17/2009
hm...so now something interesting and mortifying happens to Mimi. Of course, being readers, we love seeing her in mortification around two new guys. Good chapter, definitely continuing to follow this story.
| SheRomantic4EverLove chapter 11 . 6/16/2009
I think he is seth at the beggin I was think It was Robin..but Seth have something...there
| theFunkyOne1 chapter 11 . 6/15/2009
I smell a triangle in the works here. Finally she finds out who it is. I had an inkling that it was Robin, but...I'm leaning more towards Seth here. :)
| ink.bird chapter 11 . 6/15/2009
Oh, Seth. You poor thing you. WAY TO BE A STUPID DUMBASS AND WAIT TOO LONG!
Ahem, so hi! So excited you updated and I loved this chapter! For the record, I totally called the note-writer being Robin Roe... but only like, halfway through reading this. But still!
Aw look, Kevin's back! I wondered where he'd gotten to! So what's goin' down with the whole JessKevin sitch? Cause I think she needs to smack the dummy up the side of the head with a 2x4.
Anywho. Much loved this new installment and am totally jumping up and down waiting for the next one! Toodles!
| DesireToSmile chapter 11 . 6/15/2009
| bookbound chapter 11 . 6/15/2009
Oh. My. God. Hon, if it is ever possible, I really think you should publish. The musings at the beginning of this chapter about love - all sorts - and about courage made me FEEL this like I haven't felt words in a while. You really truly are gifted, and I love this story so much. Even if you are bamboozlingly enigmatic - is Seth the unnamed male musing upon Mimi? - I just can't wait for the next chapter!
| Transparent Elegance chapter 11 . 6/14/2009
Wow! This story is fantastic! I can't wait for the next chapter. :)