Reviews for Old World Charm
Guest chapter 1 . 10/18/2019
This has to be one of the best one-shot I have read. It was perfect! Loved it! I'm going to miss Terry, so sweet and hilarious! Thank you for sharing it with us here on Fictionpress :)
annayh44 chapter 1 . 11/5/2015
That was fantastic ...stap really deserve to be loved and be happy ..happy birthday to u bothhhhhh yup I know its late actually very very late but can't stop being me hehe
reader998 chapter 1 . 11/18/2014
you write good from a guy's POV good work :)
Julietish chapter 1 . 8/31/2014
Hi! It's Juliet from A Drop of Romeo. When your story was featured on ADoR, a judge wrote this review for it: This one-shot is the essence of cliché. Obviously, that can be said for almost every story on ADoR, and it is by no means a bad thing, as demonstrated in Old World Charm.
Old World Charm is about a new guy at Wilson High, Terrence Rawlings. Terrence is instantly popular-and, complete with tattoos, piercings, a smoking habit, and man-whorish tendencies, it's no mystery as to why. Despite this, he finds himself exasperated with high school and everyone in it. That is, until he spots the beautiful, vulnerable, shy wallflower Stephanie. The "tragic heroine of a black and white movie," Terrence is instantly drawn to her, but she keeps herself just out of his-and everyone else's-reach, despite his best efforts.
If you're not a fan of clichés, then a. why are you on this site? and b. steer clear of this one-shot. If you can't get enough of them, then you will fall in love with this one-shot just as deeply as I did. I'll be honest, I was not a huge fan of the story when I first started it. It was cliché to the point of being annoying and Terrence seemed less like a mysterious guy who is angry at the world and more like a big baby. Wilson High was painted as this awful school full of idiots, but, let's face it, the same could be said for most public high schools. Old World Charm really started to grow on me towards the ending, which was sweet and honestly the best way to end the story. The characters really came to life at that point. Quill-and-Blood is a really beautiful writer, knitting an insightful, original narrative as well as well though-out, deep characters that grow on you. If you're a fan of clichés (and, really, even if you're not) then I wholeheartedly recommend Old World Charm.
ReaderUnknown chapter 1 . 3/26/2014
Great job! This is so good! Story is interesting, characters are nicely defined. You've written it really well, considering this is your first one-shot in a male's perspective. You took the cliched, over-hashed high school love story and made it good. It gives some of us out here some hope that maybe, somewhere in the world of teen fiction, not every love story starts off with them being either best friends or mortal enemies or... something else that's cliched.

Throughout the story, you keep saying that Terry's turned into a curry of cliches, but you wrote it well. It felt like a good cliche. Especially 'cause you wrote it such that I could understand why Terry felt attracted Steph the very first time he saw her, something Stephanie Meyer most definitely didn't achieve in Twilight.

However, I feel that the writing style could have been slightly better. It certainly fits the character, but... I get the weird feeling that it could have been just SLIGHTLY better. Like, classier. No, I'm not alluding to the swear words, which were quite perfectly placed and regulated. Just... Ugh! I don't know how to put it! WHERE ARE YOU, VOCABULARY?

Yeah... I have an FP account, but I'm making this review anonymously because this was a slightly over-the-top compliment, and I figured you would feel just as grateful, and... feel the need to thank me or something. Having been in that position, I know how it feels. Awkward, that's how it feels.

So... yeah. My apologies for the way-too-long review...
color outside the lines chapter 1 . 1/27/2013
This is your first one-shot? I wouldn't of been able to tell. It's amazing! I love the name stephanie and how she was able to open up a little to Terry. It was so cute how she came out of her shell for him! Although, if I saw someone like Terry I might be a tad bit scared. -_- Either way, this was wonderful and I enjoyed it. :) I hope that you write more. You're a very talented writer. Oh, Happy very, very, very, very, very belated birthday! But this was written four years ago're probably like 20? Awkward...
HeadOverHeelsInHate chapter 1 . 12/31/2012
Awww! That's so freakin cute! I love it! I just wish you had continued the story! Awesome!
The.Spotless.Giraffe chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
Happy Very Belated Birthday! This was awesome just completely awesome. :)
anne chapter 1 . 10/23/2012
Very sweet story and very well written too(considering you were only 16 when you wrote it)...
You think this things actually happen, though?(I don't mean it in a reproachful way) People are usually to comfortable with their entourage to go for the wallflower(even when they do things they don't approve or like because of the aforementioned entourage...)
Anyway, this this story is like a breath of fresh air in this polluted world :)
Thank you
heal me forever chapter 1 . 9/29/2012
dis is FUCKING GOOD hands down brilliant job :)
Alltoowell chapter 1 . 4/20/2012
This is wonderful! :) I also like how it's in a male perspective.
NeonTime chapter 1 . 1/29/2012
What a lovely story.
Kalilah chapter 1 . 8/29/2011
You know... you're a brilliant writer :D I've read most of your other stories and wow. No matter what genre, humour, angst, drama, just plain romance, you just write each story beautifully. I've read this story in particular at last 5 times and the others at least twice and I've got to say, I still love the thrill/ emotional response that your stories evoke from me each time.
debut.critique chapter 1 . 8/26/2011
So lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us, it's been a while since I haven't read something this sweet and well-written. :)
knok knok chapter 1 . 8/19/2010
it's cute, sweet and really good: although the guy kind of annoyes for calling girls sluts while he does the same thing: sleep around. But let's face it, most guys do live by double standards. Great story D
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