|Reviews for The Romancing of Tuesday Dennings
| Dandy352 chapter 1 . 8/20/2012
I think it's fantastic :) You should continue.
| Bluebell Balloons chapter 1 . 5/26/2012
This is such a great start to a wonderfully unique story. From this first chapter, I am adoring the interactions between the mysterious Tuesday Dennings and charming Simon Bernay. I really hope you are not giving up on this story, and I hope to see more soon! :D
| SamanthaPearl chapter 1 . 4/25/2012
damn! here i return to this story, hoping that it might have gotten an update, but even if not, to read the little bit that was left up...but now we only have the first chapter. i wish this could be finished. it was sparkling and magical. :(
| HoPELeSS.RoMaNTiiC chapter 7 . 4/17/2011
I am really enjoying this story and funnily enough I recently got a penpal- before I started reading this story but still, I find myself wishing that we could speak just as frankly as Simon and Tuesday. As for the two different authors of Simon, may I just say that the transition from old to new is seamless, if you didn't say it, I don't think I would have picked up on it so kudos to you. Update soon ladies.
| Kyllex chapter 7 . 3/2/2011
So, I don't think I've ever reviewed this, but I KNOW it's not the first time I've read it.
I really hope you guys haven't given up on this, because I love it and I want to read more! Simon and Tuesday are wonderful and the letter format is SO great.
I don't really know what to say other than: I LOVE IT! I just wanted to let you know that I did read this (more than once) and that I selfishly want you to update, like, right now. Heh.
You're great writers!
| TouchOfChaos chapter 3 . 11/15/2010
ok. so tuesday and simon are young adults (...if you can call the late twenties young...) but they talk like 50 YEAR OLD BRITISH WOMEN! and they're so formal with each other when this is taking place in modern times AND IN AMERICA. WHAT THE HELL?
| Jessiquie chapter 7 . 8/24/2010
ohh. I love that in this letter (edition?) we started to learn a bit more about their more personal pasts and their transformations. Not to mention their future goals, and child hopes. It was kind of adorable the way they both fantasied about their future children.
I can't wait to read the next installment. I feel like such a kid waiting for these chapters sometimes, like I used to when I was waiting for a friend to write back so that I could recieve something in the mail. I miss those days. Ahh nostaglia, got to love it sometimes. Thats said I got a postcard in the mail today from my friend whose in Poland at the momemnt, so I can't really be too disappointed with the lack of handwritten mail nowadays.
Once again I'm extremely glad you guys are continuing this story on.
| Inanna Skili chapter 7 . 8/13/2010
Brilliance, once again. LOVE how the friend of the guy in Tuesday's dream is named Paulie. I get completely caught up in those tiny details.
| rileyluvr13 chapter 7 . 8/13/2010
Wow. Okay, seriously? Wow. This is amazing.
I found the link to this story on the SKOW website, and I am utterly stunned at what I found. I love this story, so much.
The style is unique. Usually, a story in the form of correspondence between two people bores me. I just don't see the point, a lack of purpose. But the relationship you're building between Simon and Tuesday is, to put it simply, thrilling. I'm anticipating the next letter just like Simon or Tuesday would.
The life statements in this story are poignant, not pretentious, as most would expect them to be. The development between Simon and Tuesday is absolutely stunning as well, and their furthering relationship isn't rushed and progresses with ease. The only thing is that now, at this point in their correspondence, I'm getting a little impatient, lol. They seem to be going back to just regular letter writing. Some more magic needs to come in soon, I think, something along the lines of Simon taking out a girl like before, something exciting that shows a repaired connection between the two.
Honestly, I am so glad I stumbled upon this story. It deserves so many more reviews than it has. All three of you have such an incredibly natural and poetic talent for writing - it just takes my breath away and leaves me wishing that I could write like this.
Please update soon, because I absolutely love this story. :)
| Alora The Sleepy chapter 7 . 8/13/2010
First off: Kristi, you deserve to feel welcome. ) From what I've read so far, you've managed to seamlessly take Simon's character from who he was and make it feel as if he's grown as a person, rather than become someone else entirely. You took him and put your own spin on him, but you kept him similar enough that I have no doubt it's the same person. I don't know if I could manage that. So, really, really well done. D
I couldn't wait to read Simon's first reply letter (obviously, because you guys were evil and left us on a cliff hanger P). I was hoping for something like what you came up with - something honest, something that would let her know she hurt him, but also something that would understand, or pretend to at least. Something that Simon would write oh-so-carefully because he'd already lost her once, and couldn't stand the idea off scaring her away again. He must be absolutely DYING to know what he did to frighten her away in the first place, but he only asked so, so gently. It was lovely. )
Tuesday's reply was interesting. It was as if she'd suddenly gone back to the way things were before she stopped writing. As if she'd been scared off because things had gotten a little too personal for her, so she's trying to make up for it by bombarding Simon with all her emotional issues and fears and slightly disturbing fantasies about his reaction if she turned out to be Claire. I mean, it screamed Tuesday, but Tuesday writing in her journal, not Tuesday talking to Simon. Which is the point, I realise, but still... it was unexpected. Which, again, I guess is a good thing. I was quite surprised though. She went from one extreme to another, and to be utterly honest, I don't completely understand why she attached that therapy session page. I mean, I guess I do, like I said before, she is the kind of person that would go from the one extreme to the other of not even writing to sharing one of her worst, personal dreams. But, like... Haha, I'm not explaining this well. I think what I'm trying to say is the letter left me feeling confused, and even though it does make sense to me, I ... damn, what is wrong with me today? I was all gun-ho to give you guys this awesome critique and I fail before I'm half way through. OK. I think I have it - the first time I read this through, it confused the hell out of me that she would share so much so suddenly. But now that I'm skimming over it again, it makes sense, and I understand it, but that initial feeling of confusing is still lingering. So. You decide whether that's good or bad. But I don't know how you'd change it to get rid of the confusion without keeping the purpose. Or maybe I'm just insane. Don't mind me. Moving right along. P
Simon's next letter was shorter than I wanted it to be. Shorter, and he still didn't question her about why she stopped writing. It was necessary, and I wouldn't have had you write it any other way, but I still wish there was more. I also thought Simon's spiel about children was adorable. XD
Tuesday's final letter was again with the seriously personal things, but it wasn't quite as abrupt this time. I found the section about men really wonderful. It was beautifully written, and the last line, "I think what disturbed me most id that I didn't really mean it" was just... Perfect. So utterly honest. I love honesty. P I respect anyone who tells the truth despite how wrong it makes them feel. That bit made me like Tuesday's character just that little bit more. The two of them have always been honest, obviously, but that line really struck me as so, so REAL. ) I also loved the dream about the bug collection. I'm too sleepy, and I was never good at finding metaphors true meanings anyway, to figure out the symbolism of it, but I loved it none the less.
And ... yeah. I can't wait to read the next chapter. ) I feel like there's this new Simon, but we haven't quite discovered him yet. He hasn't revealed enough of his new self to us, and I can't wait to read about him. That would be my only real criticism of this chapter, and at the same time, I respect that Simon is probably not quite comfortable enough with the reinstating of their letter-writing to reveal himself so fully to Tuesday. I just hope he can keep shining through his own words despite his reluctance to let her know him again in case she hurts him.
I don't know. I just think I need to read more soon! D
Good luck with the next chapter,
| Lexodus chapter 7 . 8/12/2010
And just like that, a great day becomes perfect :D
Hello again, Jules and Kristi! Thank you for another particularly awesome chapter of this particularly awesome story; I loved it, even if Tuesday's dreams are a little creepy, and she and Simon are literally oozing UST now, which I both love and hate, because it puts the icing on top of a good romance, but once it's there the wait until the denouement is almost unbearable. Oh, would you look at that; I'm rambling again! Anyway, thank you, keep going with this amazing story, and I'll definitely vote for you in the SkoW Awards :)
| Alora The Sleepy chapter 6 . 8/11/2010
I love this. I love that Simon's initial letter was so like something we've all fantasised writing and receiving a reply to our favourite author. I love that Tuesday's reply was so like something I've fantasies writing to my non-existent Simon-like fans. I love hoe their relationship evolved so sincerely and real-to-life before our eyes. I love that you guy used the change in Simons to your advantage, creating a plot turn that made me realise how incredibly invested in these characters I had become after only reading a few letters.
There are few things more personal than a letter, and few things I fond more beautiful than watching love blossom before my eyes, even if it is only on my computer screen within a fictional story. When Simon spoke of Spain and asking Tuesday to come with him... it was lovely. I can imagine him in my head, reading her letters and poems while he waited for her to reply, then hiding them away after months because he's too depressed or confused about what went wrong by them to look. I see him hurting, and I care that he's hurting.
Likewise, I can see poor Tuesday terrified by Simon's (what I see as serious, but passed off as ridiculous and joking) suggestion, surprised that she wishes it were serious, that she wishes it were plausible, that she WANTS to run away with him. I see her picking up her pen so many times within that year, wishing she could write to him, wishing she knew how to explain her feeling. I care that she's hurting too. And its beautiful. Even when love causes pain, I think its beautiful and I love the three of you for executing an idea - one that could have turned out being such a cliche, that could have been written with so much less care into the creation of wonderful, emotion provoking characters and turned out awfully - in such an amazing, yet beautifully simple way.
I (obviously P) think this story is fantastic. I can't wait to read more (and in shorter doses so I'm less overwhelmed and more able to give you guys helpful critiques). And if there were any typos/random words that make you think 'wtf' in this review, I'm sorry, I wrote this on my new HTC Incredible, and my typing skills are still pretty fail. XD Might I add though, I'm pretty fricken glad I randomly asked you about SKoW today, Jules, because if I hadn't there's a big chance I wouldn't ever have read this. )
Good luck with the next few letters,
| Kathadoodle chapter 6 . 8/5/2010
Fantastic, I'm really enjoying this! I may of missed it but did Tuesday explain why she stopped writing to Simon? I'm very glad it happened though because it definitely added some more plot to the story. Anyway, I'm can't wait until the next chapter and please update ASAP!
| Aurette chapter 6 . 8/5/2010
FINALLY got a chance to read it. I missed a couple updates, I think, and then Rachelle disappeared. But omg I love this story so damn much. I'm so glad you have a new Simon. Tuesday's letter is so heartbreaking to me. Reminds me of how some of my friends and I have drifted apart, and the letters I might write to them. Brilliant.
I look forward to reading more. This story is near and dear to my heart.
| HypotheticalYes chapter 6 . 7/18/2010
Wo! First, Jules- I'm so happy for you! (Is it egotistical of me to say proud too?) I'm glad you decided to continue on and involved another friend. Kristi- thank you for helping this wonderful piece live a fuller life :)
Second- I wanna know what Simon's response is! Talk about a cliffy/ Well done and please don't wait too long for the next update ;)