Reviews for The Haunting
Encore19 chapter 9 . 1/31
Well Michael certainly called it, for all their strange intimacy there's none of that excitement to go with it. This is called a slow-burner, that's the name for it. I've never liked them but as you can see I was determined from the beginning to review every chapter :O That beginning part about Chris being in love with that girl and getting with her... kind of poignant and sad, moreso for me I guess, cause there's this impenetrable wall of awkwardness and social disapproval (I guess?) between Thomas and Noah, preventing them from being properly in love no matter how emotionally close they get and no matter how in love they may be. Michael also is sexually into it, but he doesn't get any attention from Thomas or Noah either. So for me it's just kind of how unattainable a gay relationship is in this story, even the main character was masturbating over this girl now with Chris. So... hm...
Encore19 chapter 8 . 1/29
This chapter was very poetic. Everything that's happening are just events. Interesting to read I guess, but not progressive... I guess this is just the kind of story this is. Extremely softcore, and it's not uncommon I guess, and some people are probably super into it. Personally I'd like them to just get together. What would happen if one of them just kissed the other? Out of nowhere? Would they just be too awkward? Would they seriously stop talking, would it even be a surprise to either of them, cause I doubt it.
Encore19 chapter 7 . 1/29
Hmm. This is a good chapter. I don't know how anyone could love someone and not make a move, I wouldn't be able to stand it. And no wonder there's chemistry starting between Thomas and Michael, considering Thomas and Noah is going nowhere. Seven months and you have some hair being brushed aside and a shirt being clenched. Michael is actually hot haha. It's nice for some interesting sexual chemistry.
Encore19 chapter 6 . 1/29
Ffs this is still making me mad... like... emotional theatrics. Noah might not be crazy, extremely weird sure, and maybe crazy, but Tom is definitely a nutcase. It's kind of pathetic, this delicate, touchy, inability for either of them to confess their feelings. And the fact that everyone else in the dorm can see what's going on just makes it even more cringey. I figured Michael was either a homophobe or he was gay himself, or both. For all Noah and Tom's dramatic making up, they're still not officially dating or anything. Just bone already. If I were in that dorm I'd be saying "Get a room you two" and I'd imagine them tensing up and going wide-eyed. So silly
Encore19 chapter 5 . 1/28
Jeeeez okay so this one made me angry. Now I am starting to fear nothing will happen and they won't get together until the very end. Like what is up with all their touching? Guys don't do that. I know guy friends that are very close and hang out with each other all the time, there is never any of that wrist-holding and feet-tapping and knee-nudging. I know Noah's weird and that this is slash but Jesus Christ, if you like him just tell him and date already! Thomas is so trapped by monotony, if life is empty and boring fricken do something instead of always holding back and regretting. Maybe it's like a legit mental health problem for him, but if I were either one of those boys I'd be annoyed. When touching like that happens it means romantic interest so I'd be like "Hey I like you. You like me or what? Want to date?" Sheeeeesh. If Thomas legit doesn't know if he even likes/loves Noah then that's sad, but he doesn't seem to have passion for anything.
Encore19 chapter 4 . 1/28
Hmmm! So maybe Noah was purposely getting himself in trouble because Thomas was. Thomas seems kinda depressed, and the weird worry about the moon kinda hints to mental health issues. I actually couldn't remember if the moon was getting further from us or closer, I thought it might've been getting closer . but probably better that it's going away. The moon doesn't mean all that much, it's more likely subconscious symbolism about a key factor or goal to attain or keep in life, for Thomas. I'm pretty sure Noah's in love with him... a shame he can't admit it.
Encore19 chapter 3 . 1/28
Ooo I am liking this, it's funny and some of the poetic moments are hitting home as opposed to seeming just pretentious, if you know what I mean. I was expecting them to get together, break up, get together again or stay broken up... but actually this might be long and drawn-out. I hope it doesn't take twelve months before they get together . I'm excited at the prospect of new characters.
Encore19 chapter 2 . 1/28
Ooo so my first reaction was yay! Summer in January means that this isn't set in America, and the Jacaranda tree and that way of speaking 'absolute stinker' makes me think this might be set in Australia, which is where I live! I did enjoy this chapter and the whole poetic form of it makes me think this'll end in tragedy, which I'm okay with . We'll see anyways.
Encore19 chapter 1 . 1/28
Hmmmm this has promise. I'm not super into the name 'Noah' myself, and I was worrying this would get too poetic and weird, like poignancy when there really isn't any. But I did really like some of the poetic parts and descriptions. This makes me want to start another slash story.
Guest chapter 1 . 3/18/2017
How dare you? How dare you make my heart ache in so many ways and leave me with hope as my only cover. So little hope and yet an ocean's width all in the end. This story is amazing, beautiful, heart felt and very unique and realistic it was so intoxicatingly easy to get into the depth of the characters you provided and relate to them. I was easily captured into your story and find your writing style inspirational. Thank you so much four such wonderful piece of literature as this. I'm bad at critiquing things so I won't, I just think you're really good.
Haddi Etana chapter 13 . 2/18/2017
I stayed up until 7AM reading this because of how much I love it- it is officially one of my favorite stories. I really enjoyed how Thom, in narration, hes very detailed, like how his writings of Noah is, theres a sophistication to the words. Then when you see Thom speak he has the typical vocabulary of a teenager, and its such a minor thing but I love the difference between actual speaking and acting to how his mind narrates or sees things and I couldn't stop myself from noticing all throughout the story. In relation to that I love the whole fact the ghosts are made up because holy fuck if thats not the most kid/teenage-like thing to do. Like, in Thomas' perspective, Noah is this elegant guy whose so much more than everyone else because he just seems to see more, and most of the story is Thomas talking about him with these beautiful words, and while it's undoubtedly how he does see Noah, you still read those first couple of dialouge and actions of Noah being goofy you're like, "oh, yeah, he's another teenager being a teenager." This story was just great and I was squealing over my phone the whole time in anticipation and joy (I also almost cried in chapter 12 because I thought it was the last chapter and was thinking "This is it kiddos, pack it up on Saddness Express". I was very pleased to be proven wrong.)
Ibbit chapter 13 . 1/17/2016
This is devastatingly beautiful. I thought Michael would be a good character, a person to act as a triangle and a catalyst, but I never pinned him to be that malicious. It makes my heart burn for Thomas. All the things he did to spite Thomas. And the poor things Thomas did to spite himself. To really feel the pain, and to further his own torture. His/your words are beautifully strung together.
~ibbit
Yellow Cotton Hat chapter 13 . 12/22/2014
This was beautiful, frustrating, painful and wonderfully executed.
MizuAz chapter 13 . 7/31/2014
This. Was. Beautiful. It's so rare to find slash literature. Slash fiction, yes. But this was literature. I kept starting to read it, but would stop, knowing this delicate, intricate writing needed time to soak in. This wasn't a story as much as an unfolding. You have a wonderful literary style, something rare and admirable. I hope you're publishing now, your very classic and rich style definitely needs to be widespread!
rainbowteeth88 chapter 13 . 2/14/2014
I love this. I can't even - this story has changed me,
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