|Reviews for Good Girls|
| Not all undone chapter 9 . 12/7/2012
I wish I had kept all my fav quotes stored somewhere so that I could share them with you, as a way of reference I suppose. But I suppose that would be redundant. Regardless, I liked the flow of the story, the climax was a bit too much for me, maybe because my highschool days weren't quite so destructive. There are some inside jokes that I'll never understand but I think it adds to the story's charm. Over all I really enjoyed it, especially the emotional aspect of it. Though I like to think that if Amy and Nat were BFFs, she would have felt a little bit more like she was drowning when she couldn't talk to anyone about her feelings. Trust me, I know how it is. The way Amy felt when the dynamic between Nat and her changed made it seem like their friendship wasn't as strong or deep as you first introduced it as. This is just me speaking from personal experience, but there are two types of suffocation depending on the nature of the relationship. And the way Amy felt was almost exactly how I felt when I was dating a good friend of mine, not my best friend but another boy. And that was much like an uncomfortable entrapment.
I know you've gotten mixed reviews on the ending, but I kind of fell in love with it. I've always though as much, that if a story uncontinues eventually it'll end unhappily. But a small, romantic, inside of me flails and grasps desperately to the hopes of finding and ending in happily ever after.
I think what sold me and really had me gravitating to the story was the underlying themes, like how society manufactures standards and requirements far too quickly and early than opposed to the 90s or 80s. Feeling caught in the tide between wanting and knowing and doing, I want to say its nostalgic but seeing as I'm still swimming in the current, all I can say is: it's not a very pleasant feelings.
The story greatly matured in clarity from the first chapter and onward, at least for me, and I enjoyed it more when you didn't try to force a prefect friendship, when we got to know the cast a little better and figure out all their little corks. I also thank you greatly for not making this a lesbian cliche, for not making everyone gay, and for not centralizing it around gay rights or gay themes. This is just adolescents, a period in time where sexuality is put in a pedestal and mocked. God knows I still trying to figure it all out.
And though I normally avoid angst-ridden teen fics like no tomorrow, I'm glad I took the time to read this one. Maybe because it was too close to home, but I feel a like...indescribablely aloof. Bad word choice but yeah, maybe apathetic is better? It made me miss my elementary days and friends.
Anyways thanks for writing and ill treasure the lines that moved me the most, happy writing.
| Infinii notlogge chapter 9 . 8/18/2012
Meh. Sad ending. I liked the beginning chapters. ; everything after Amy and Natalie got together sucked. :P Last remark: all the names in this story are good ones. Peace!
| Infinii notlogge chapter 4 . 8/17/2012
You know, I just realized each chapter has a title.. :P [I'm on mobile] and shoot. Amy shouldn't have lied!
| Infinii notlogge chapter 1 . 8/17/2012
LOL I gotta say, loving the story, reaallly funny. Everyone's looking at me funny cause I'm laughing while holding a phone. Be back to read the rest later! Time to eat.
| Totally Raven chapter 1 . 5/8/2012
How is it possible that I hadn't reviewed this? I thought I'd reviewed every chapter of this fic. Oh well, never mind, gives me a chance to write something now, stupid one review per person policy. *Rolls eyes*.
Well, you already know I loved this story five-ish years ago so I'll just let you know I still adore it. I may be an adult now (as opposed to a teenager) but I still find things to relate to in this story. And it reflects little parts of my personality - I too wear innumerable button badges and like to lick people (don't do it very often anymore though, 'cause where I work it would be WEIRD. And gross. Yes, trust me, VERY gross. Anyway...)
Also, I have just discovered Eddie Izzard - obviously I kow about him from this a Velvet Goldmine and Across the Universe and others, but it's only recently that his DVDs have been released in Australia. I have seven of his live shows now! Yay, he is gorgeous, so now I understand this story even better.
So yeah... (hehe, couldn't resist) Just letting you know that I still love your work and I will probably read some more and review somemore even though I don't think the reviews are going anywhere except randomly around cyberspace. Good for them. And good for you! Hope you are still writing even if you're no longer pulishing here. :)
| decayy chapter 9 . 7/10/2011
I loved every bit of this story. The characters and everything else in it just seemed so real. I loved the ending. It fits and again its real.
And your writing! GAH! So awesome. So awesome.
| trinity love chapter 9 . 5/28/2010
I want a sequel for this
| romanvagabond chapter 9 . 5/3/2010
I have to admit, I really like the ending (despite its lack of happiness?). It suited the story, most definitely, and was well rounded. And Amy reminded me of myself: I can't tell you how many times "I've lost my phone" or "signed off facebook at the same time as you" to avoid confrontation or someone else. Oh, we women are sneaky creatures...
| nuttx chapter 7 . 9/19/2009
I love 'Good Girls' because it's the kind of story that you can read and then re-read a year later, when you've grown more and changed as a person, and still fall in love with the characters and the writing all over again.
This is seriously a tear-at-your-heart story, and it's amazing and beautiful and real and raw. Thank you for it. (:
| in the city of neon and chrome chapter 1 . 3/7/2009
haha. this is totally me, my 2 best friends, & my ex-gf. xP
| kepteinen chapter 9 . 2/17/2009
This is pretty much my life over the past few months. Though the break-up was messier, and there was no Steph.
Amy has real depth-you give life to her emotions, to all of them's emotions, without it being clichèd or superficial.
THIS IS AWESOME I LOVE YOU
| Hell's first Icicle chapter 9 . 11/26/2008
never too late to review, eh?
umm...don't know quite what to say, here...have to admit this kinda struck a little deep.
i'll stop at 'i loved it' and let you be, i think.
| Omok chapter 9 . 9/15/2008
Wow, completely not an ending that i expected; but to be honest; it wasn't anything like what I was expecting; sure...I could expect things; but not this. No where near this. Kinda. I'm a bit awe; though that does not mean I do not like the story; matter of fact; I like it a lot- though yes; honestly; its rather depressing - but who cares about that? Thanks for the story. ) I'm glad I found it and read it.
| face towards the dawn chapter 9 . 7/9/2008
well. that was a good story even if it didn't have a happy ending.
| someone chapter 9 . 2/8/2008
it was great would have been better if she somehow ended up with clair. oh well though thanks for writing.