Date: Dec 30, 2019 3:40 am Title: Chapter 12: PAYBACK'S A MITCH
so many issues to deal iwth. Craig and Stockwell are so dangerous, but I wonder who Cynthia called hope the Calvary will be there to watch over our guys. Interesting to see what Gus and Lindsay will think about Justin coming back.
Date: Aug 24, 2019 6:26 pm Title: Chapter 36- STACKED DECK
You covered a lot of emotional background in this chapter. I haven't read any other reviews, so I don't know how others responded in regards to Justin giving Hobbs that much money, but it really doesn't surprise me. First, Justin is at the core, a very good human being. Secondly, I can see him thinking that this is his atonement for putting the gun in Hobbs' mouth all those years ago. Not that he needed atonement, as Hobbs did set out to kill him...
Brian... if he still harbored any lingering doubts about him being the cause of the bashing simply by showing up at the prom, all that should be assuaged now with Hobbs' telling him without him being there Justin would have died. I got chills reading that.
Mikey, Mikey... foolish Mikey. He thinks he EARNED the right to be by Brian's side. To be the most important person in Brian's life... well, guess again, Mikey, dearest. When was being Brian's friend about just being Brian's friend? If he wouldn't have gotten something out of the friendship for all those years... he wouldn't have been so keen to keep it. It started with help against the bullies, help with the homework, and who would Michael have been all those years out on Liberty Avenue if not the Stud's best friend? Yep, past time to drop the dead weight. But then, that S.O.B. has kept n touch with David all those years? Hmm, I wonder how Ben would have felt to know that... All I can say, is good riddance!
Date: Aug 15, 2019 1:26 pm Title: Chapter 33: THE MATRIX DECODED
Well, an interesting set of circumstances.
The police station episode went better than they could both hope for. And with Justin going back in to show the text messages from Ethan, that should further show the Officers that Ethan is unhinged.
Jason and Mikey... UGH!! Since Jason is already at Britin, not much can be done except a three-way conversation between Brian, Justin, and Jason in order to clear the air... but it would be interesting to see what Bethany and Sharlene think of Jason's past endeavors.
Ben and Colby need to be informed of Michael's arrival, and they need to take a car to the end of the driveway and sit it sideways and block his access into the house. Brian can meet them at the end of the driveway when he and Justin get home.
Townsend... was that Claire's actual name in the show? And what a psycho bitch she was. I recognized the name, but I thought I remembered that from Pa Boi's story. But holy mother... he's in... will he inform the others, or will an alarm go off alerting the bank officials?
Pins and Needles...
Date: Aug 14, 2019 6:57 pm Title: Chapter 30: PRESERVING THE TAYLOR-KINNEYS 101
I can only imagine who John's boss is... hopefully he picks someone... Cynthia and thereby, Colby... to relay everything... at least what he knows.
Yay for Ben kicking Michael out! I'm proud of him. It should have happened long ago. I'm still wondering if Ben knows about the comic.
So it seems Debbie had to see through her rose-colored glasses, but for how long? They get back to Pittsburgh and Michael's wheedling and whining will have her caving, I'm sure. If that happens, she can kiss Carl goodbye.
It seems Michael thinks when he calls Brian today he will answer and forgive him. (Nobody knows Brian as well as me!!) But, Brian has been taken from his home, by the police, for questioning, when he's having his wedding party, with potential clients present, and all due to Michael's vindictiveness. I don't foresee forgiveness happening any time soon. I'm sure the last time Brian had the police come to his home is weighing on his mind, too. It never sits well with a gay person.
Date: Aug 14, 2019 12:04 pm Title: Chapter 26: NOT A ONE-TRICK PONY- Ethan
Here's kudos to Ben for realizing Michael isn't what he needs or no longer wants. I'm still waiting for the truth to come out about how Michael had Ben and Justin's Rage characters killed off. Hopefully, you won't deny us that little bit of fun.
Am I surprised at Debbie? No! By her saying they owe her, I can already see a shit storm brewing. When she started with her belligerence and her "Michael was just drunk'... then when she crossed her arms and said Carl wasn't sleeping there, I would have gotten up, called a cab, and stuck her and her drunk-ass son in it and sent them back to Pittsburgh.
Ethan has a lot of explaining to do after they get Brian and the others' statements. I'm happy the doctor and officers knew the truth of some of his injuries. Stupid is as stupid does.
Daphne and Troy are cute. It was fun hearing Daphne's view of the relationship from the beginning. And that's so true about how displeased she was with the 'hiding in the closet' arc. But it's something rarely pointed out in stories.
Date: Aug 14, 2019 9:25 am Title: Chapter 22: FROM BRITIN TO THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
I have different feelings warring regarding this chapter, starting with the party.
I'm not surprised the first words out of Debbie's mouth was to halt Brian, thinking he should go after Michael. What I am surprised about, is her lack of (do I want to say horror) to find out that was what Michael had said while completely sober. Melanie and Lindsay fall into that category too. There should have been gasps of shock and surprise.
I do want to say *Kudos* for each Michael and Justin getting some well-deserved punches, and I'd like to see them try and sue. Ethan came into their home, during their wedding... and Michael... Brian wouldn't let him. Besides, Carl was there. They were both well deserved.
I applaud Cynthia and Colby!
As far as Brian and Justin go... okay, Brian was concerned with the way Justin reacted... but when Justin more or less told him he knew that Brian forgave Michael for saying that before, Brian SHOULD have apologized. Then I think Justin should have said, 'he's your best friend, deal with it' and went into another bedroom, only arriving back in there 15 minutes later, and then dominating Brian, working through his anger. Brian should have had to stew for his lack of remorse.
Hey! This is what you get for asking what we thought of the chapter *smirk*
Date: Aug 13, 2019 10:38 am Title: Chapter 21: LIONS AND SHEEP
I thought it was time to impart a few words... it's been a few chapters now.
Ian... get a clue... your numerous texts didn't do the job... move on, as Justin told you to. What does he think will happen to him if he turns up at Brian's???
Michael... I hope you're happy without Brian's friendship... this will be the last straw. Carl warned you... and what is Ben's take going to be on this? Does he even know about Rage and the killing off of characters? I hope all of that comes out at the dinner, in front of EVERYBODY!!! Before Michael is bodily escorted out (let's hope.) Why is it so hard for him to realize Justin has as much money as Brian?
Melanie... if she is having an affair, and apparently loves this woman, why does she want Lindsay back? To take care of the house? What a selfish bitch!
Justin's gut instinct was dead on about Myrna's assistant. Good thing he's gone. I know they say they can't shut down Brian's Kinnetik account, but with Cynthia having money now, can't the bills go out of Cynthia's account?
I say let Craig fry. When wife and son leave, help them out with money. Craig can swim in the gutter.
Date: Jul 31, 2019 11:38 pm Title: Chapter 17: NECESSARY Roughness
I'm not sure if you are still reading reviews on this... but my gosh, what a tangled web you are weaving. I'm not sure if you have anymore bullies to introduce, but, wow, I hope these guys get a break soon.
I do have ONE question that I hope you can answer. Is the eldest Hobbs, (senior) the grandfather, and Junior the father? Because if Senior is 85... and now Chris was looking for his grandfather... well, I'm slightly confused.
I do hope Chris doesn't let the money hang over his head, and does the right thing. And if he truly loves George and wants to be with him, there should not any decision about what the right thing to do is.
Date: Jul 27, 2019 2:40 am Title: Chapter 15: RUNNING THE PLAY
I hadn't planned to comment quite this soon... but cannot resist. So much has already started to happen. First I'm glad Justin has settled down and realized his place is beside Brian. Maybe inadvertently, Michael helped with that.
And Michael... what a lowdown weasel. How did he know Brian was at an upscale restaurant? Yes, it's good Justin interrupted so he got his warning in there... but boy I would have loved for Brian to deck him again... I caught that where he started his little spiel again on: He took from you...blahblahblah... The only thing I can disagree with there is Brian reiterating that he loved Mikey too. ICK! But, thank god Cyn had Colby come on the scene. I think he's going to be needed with more than just Michael.
If Jason Dumas was hoping he was going to break B/J up... the last laugh is on him. Brian might still think Justin slept with him, but I think he's confident Justin didn't bottom. Pictures be damned. JUST HOW WELL DID BRIAN KNOW JASON??? ONE NIGHT - OR MORE?
Chris has finally been honest with himself, but still hiding... what is George going to think when he finds out just who Chris is and his past? Which brings me to Hobbs, sr and Jr, Stockwell and Craig. The bombers organization. Not sure what their plans are with wanting Brian and Justin's financials... are they planning a theft? At least - for now - Craig has kept quiet about Justin. And why does Hobbs, Jr have so much more to lose than the others if he's connected? Lord I hope mel and Michael don't become embroiled with them.
Mel... I thought Ted made certain the guy was aware under penalty of death about the college fund being accessed. Does Brian have something in place where Mel will have to pay back that house loan and college fund? WHAT did she need ALL that money for??? She's a lawyer. Is her career worth this? I do hope she's stipped of her title. I feel sorry for JR... it sounded like her and Gus were close.
FINALLY... HOT... HOT... Bottom Brian Sex!!! Thank you!
Date: May 19, 2019 2:16 pm Title: Chapter 21: LIONS AND SHEEP
I've been having my own personal marathon this week re-reading through your fics all from the very begging. All In I&II, Before I Let you go (I'M LOVING THIS FIC!) Times Up I&II
I apologize for not commenting along the way, but I'm reading on my phone and it's hard for me to type in such small space and print. What can I say? I'm Old! ha, ha, ha...
Anyways I had to stop reading at 2AM last night, because the next link from chapter 21 to 22 in Times Up 2 is broken. I guess I needed to go to sleep anyways, but it's so hard to stop reading. I'm addicted!
So this morning I went back to the table of continence and clicked on chapter 22. The link is still broken... But when I dragged my ass off the sofa, and went to my computer the links works fine.
Just one more thing, and I'm not being critical, but you need a real banner for Times Up 2. Right now you have the Kinnetikdreams award banner (Congratulations!) and it's easy to page right by it when looking for the sequel. Or it was for me I had to go back and check the fic title. It was especially hard on my phone and the font that Kinnetikdreams uses on the ap that's all curly, I can't even read what the titles are. Again, old...
Anyways I'll stop bitching, my coffees finally finished brewing, and you fic is calling me! Have I mentioned how much I love your writing!
Hugs Darling ~ Kathleen
Date: May 06, 2019 6:20 pm Title: Chapter 42: FULL DISCLOSURE
If I was Justin I would have thrown it in Craig's face about being fucked by a dildo in the ass, and how much he loved it...I would have told him, "I think you like getting your ass fucked more than I do Dad, what do you think?"
Date: May 06, 2019 6:18 pm Title: Chapter 46: FEAST OF THE GOLDEN GEESE Part 1
Okay, loving every word, love the intrigue, the justice that is handed out, love Justin and Brian.
...but I'm confused, I thought Hobb's bastard was named Joshua, or Josiah?? Not Mark...confused?
Date: Aug 16, 2018 1:19 am Title: Chapter 1: BEING BRIAN KINNEY
I have just read this story. I actually call it a novel. I don’ t know if you still read reviews about this, but just in case you do I think this one of the best I have ever read. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I will also read all the rest of your stories.
Thank you so much, Darling. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this series, which will always be so near and dear to my heart. The "Time's Up" series was my very first foray into the fandom, and it's so gratifying to know that I wrote a story that will stand the test of time. As for my other stories, I look forward to reading your thoughts on them!
HAPPY READING and HUGS,