Date: Apr 25, 2021 7:30 am Title: What have you done today to make you feel proud?
All I can say is Wow!! This was amazing from start to finish. I can read this story (and after watching the show) and see how all of this really could have happened with Brian, and why he is the way he is. And Justin; I had no doubts that he would stick with Brian and be there for him, no matter what!!
Date: Jan 21, 2020 12:07 am Title: What have you done today to make you feel proud?
I just discovered and read your beautiful story. Your handling of mental illness was so spot on. I have always felt there had to be a horrific back story for Brian and you did it justice. Thank You for sharing your gift.
Date: Sep 13, 2018 5:42 pm Title: What have you done today to make you feel proud?
I just read this AMAZING, heart-wrenching story. I noticed it when I looked at one my favorite authors 'Favorites', as it was listed as one of her favorite stories.
I went through so very many emotions while reading this. Outrage, fear, and tears are a few... then so much love for Brian, Justin, their select few family members (listed in ch 29), and the Brothers. This must have been so gut-wrenching for you to write in certain places... but I am so happy you saw it through. I had to take a break from reading after 'Little Boy' had 'Died'.
"Is that how you greet a king, little boy?" So happy the last thought we heard from Connie Simpson was, I'm in here! Can't you see I'm in here! I hope it wasn't a very nice facility they put him in. I would have liked to have seen his daughter to have received an anonymous letter stating what he had done to Kinney as a child.
The conditional Novotny's...
Debbie... glad to see Brian spoke up about the use of the word 'asshole' and slapping him in his face. Would have liked to see what her relationship with Carl turned out to be.
Michael... him and his... "Christ... It was a fucking mistake, Emmett!" And, still not owning up to his actions. Did him and Ben stay together? It would be nice to see him all alone.
Mel and her sanctimonious attitude! Her SMUG retort, "He won't stop supporting his son." Well, Ms Marcus, Guess What? The lawyer had other plans for you! They had apparently relied a little too heavily on Brian Kinney's money for their personal use. And the well had dried up. It would have been nice to known just how over-extended they were, and the results of that. And Lindsay... How did she let things get so out of hand? With her upbringing, Didn't she realize you don't bite the hand of the person feeding you? Her parents showed her that. I'd also have liked to have witnessed Brian and Gus' relationship.
Emmett and Ted. Two truly great men. Not falling in with the 'family' bullshit. True-to-a-fault friends. Cutting all ties with the rest of the family, never been so proud.
JUSTIN... The most beautiful man I ever saw. So loving and understanding. Sticking by his man... for better or worse. Willing to give up his life as he knew it, to stand by Brian and his Brothers... Accepting.
"Ladies and Gentlemen... Nearly two years ago I disappeared, literally and figuratively. It wasn't the first time I had disappeared, but it was the first time I had anyone who cared enough to find out why." Brian looked over at his partner. Justin smiled and lowered his head, humbled by the love shining from that hazel eyed gaze.
God, I'm crying just writing this. I've never read a story of this magnitude. You did an awesome job. You either did a lot of referencing for this story, or your knowledge shone forth. I'm humbled by reading it. Thank you for writing this and sharing it with all of us.
Thank you so much, Cathy! As you can tell from my lack of responding to my reviews, I suck at that, really, really suck at that. But I am so very gratified that this story gets to people after this many years. My first piece of fiction writing ever and it touched so many... There are literally no words. Brian's character still remains the most complex one, for me, that I've ever run across. Gale was absolutely perfect and much of that is because he physically emoted and it told us much more than the dialogue.
I did do a LOT of research for this one but a lot of it comes from personal experience, as well. It was excrutiating to write at times. Ultimtely, it helped me more than anyone could ever know to put this down "on paper", so to speak.
Thank you for your comments and remember to do something to make yourself Proud!
Date: Feb 16, 2018 2:26 am Title: At the zoo
At first I was so scared to read this story. It just too angsty for me (i do have anxiety problem). But I was so intrique with the summary. And I finally read this. I couldnt stop. Now I realize this story is kind of fitting with the Brian we know and love. He do have some kind of problem. Im glad he at least have Justin who love him and will be there for him no mater what. I also always love cynthia and ted for their loyalty to brian.
Im still affraid to find out what next ch is or is this have a happy ending? But this story totally worth to read so I wont stop reading it even im so nervous. Sorry english is not my first language. I hope you still understand what im trying to say
Date: Nov 02, 2017 10:08 pm Title: Outside the normal parameters
Have you ever read Sybil? An incredible and very sad true story of a woman who developed multiple personality syndrome after suffering extensive abuse as a child. I read it at university and it stayed with me for years. I now recognise what and who the 'Mac' of before is.
Date: Dec 29, 2016 5:03 am Title: What have you done today to make you feel proud?
Since finding you over a year ago, and periodically finding fics of yours I hadn't read, your words move me. You are probably in my top five fan fic writers. Some of your words stay with me for days.
I hope someday you write a novel for all the world to read. You should share this vast talent. Love your phrasing.
The fics feel like a gift. Thank you. This was tough to read and rewarding at the same time.