|Reviews for The Wurlitzer Prize|
| Luxy1 9/2/03 . chapter 7
| Cabbage 9/2/03 . chapter 7
I really love your story. I only just begun reading it but I love it! It's weird because I can't see Rory and Jess acting that way or Rory being so apart from her mom but it's totally original. I love your idea and the story is working really well. AAron seems cool but I hope it's a Literati!
| Miss Spiritual Slut 9/2/03 . chapter 7
Dude. You keep leaving me completely amazed. After everything Jess and Rory have been through, after all that bitterness, just in this chapter, you still leave room for that little spark between them, and you're so good at turning it into actual passion, lust. And with AAron and how innocent and small he seems next to those two, it's just... it's wow.
| Stew Pid 9/1/03 . chapter 7
THANK YOU! BEAUTIFUL, BRILLIANT chapter! It sort of reminds me of that Fitzgerald line, 'so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.' Great Gatsby. The way you work the tenses in this fic is brilliant I just realized. This because I only know realized that throughout, you have been narrating this in the present. But the past is so much center of this fic that you barely realize it. And so it puts the reader in the same position as Rory who can't fully appreciate and realize the present because she is so stuck in the past. And the future. Well, you can't really think about it. There's no hope in the future. So long as the past claims the situation, you know that the future is doomed. It is doomed to mirror the past. Everything mirrors the past. Everything comes back to the past. Structurally, syntactically, all in all, completely, this fic is BRILLIANT! THANK YOU for writing this! I can't say enough how much I love your writing. I truly do!
| gab 8/18/03 . chapter 6
please write more!
| Angeleyez 8/17/03 . chapter 6
I cannot believe how behind I am in reviewing. I really need to start reviewing your chapters right after I read them. Because Kat, my dear, you are amazing. Seriously. I need to find some new words to praise you with. *checks thesaurus* Marvelous, incredible, astounding… There we go, those words seem fitting.
I love this chapter. They may have slept together but they each have their own lives now. And there is still pain there. Thank you for not throwing them back together immediately. This fic is so well done because it’s so real. I loved their aftersex talk: Rory saying it was stupid, Jess admitting he misses her, Rory admitting she wanted to marry him. The flashback was simply wonderful, I loved it. Especially the last line: “Chest to chest, skin to skin, cold to cold, they breathe.” And the very last line of the chapter: “There’s no snow.” Perfect.
I can’t wait to see where you with this. If they’ll find their way back to each other. Because: “A relationship is more than one morning…” (Great line, by the way.) After all, "Turned out all right for Luke."
Geez, I like quoting you.
| iminlovewithaboynamedJESS 8/17/03 . chapter 6
wow. but why is she leaving? i mean, i get it, but its sad. the flashback was amazing. and i loved how you brought in the bit about snow. this was an amazing chapter, but so full of tension and angst and sadness. i loved it. please update again soon, i can't wait for more!
| Supervixen984 8/14/03 . chapter 6
Whenever I see your name by a new story I always get excited, and as usual you didn't disapoint. This story is great so far and I cant wait for you to continue it.
| UniquelyMe 8/13/03 . chapter 6
This is going to sound so cliché, but I'm at a loss for words. This fic is utterly beautiful and you are amazingly talented. It's sometimes so hard to believe that you're sixteen because you write so eloquently with what seems like no effort.
You are a wonderful storyteller. You grabbed me instantly with your intriguing first chapter and kept me captivated with your original plot and characters, perfect characterization, and fantastic dialogue. The emotions you conveyed in the story felt so real and so powerful. You had me crying silently in front of my computer screen at work, with my coworkers wondering if I had gone mad.
The thing that I love most about your writing is that you're so consistent. Anyone who reads your fics can tell that a lot of revising, editing, and hard work went into it. And the result each time is really well written and enjoyable fiction. The quality of your writing never falters and you never cease to amaze me.
You had so many clever one-liners in there that if I had to repeat them all, I would have to cut and paste the entire story. "You're still a little bit sixteen" was only one of my favourites.
Jen! I love her. Jen is a really great character because I have always wanted for Rory to have that kind of best friend that you always see in movies, the kind who is always there for you, the kind who isn't Lorelai. That's another thing I really enjoyed about this fic. You predicted the future in a way that's very realistic and explainable. Moreoever, you stayed true to the characters and so their words, thoughts, and emotions were even more powerful and more effective in portraying the story.
I think I speak for all Literatis out there when I say, I am so grateful and lucky that you, yourself, are a Lit, because without amazing authors such as yourself, I don't think we'd love the characters and pairings as much. I love how you've written their relationship. It's full of happiness, pain, regret, and heartbreak, much like all relationships are, which is why I think the story hits so hard. The flashbacks were beautiful. You had me envisioning each scene and feeling their emotions.
Lastly, I just want to thank you. Thank you for your time and effort. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I truly appreciate it and I hope that thoughtful reviews from readers like me will convince you that it's all worth it :) Can't wait for the next chapter!
(Captain Backfire on F4F)
| Fickle Sobriquet 8/13/03 . chapter 6
At least they used protection!
You are dazzling. And so is this chapter.
Chapter 5's ending was quite a cliffhanger. I wasn't sure if you'd have them go through with it. And you did. I love how this served as both progress and steps backward for the two of them.
He has more of her splinters now... That idea is still powerful. That she guards them, and what this man was to her. You've built up this idea all along, and with the flashbacks (This time this one was perfect!) and we can understand what this must've meant to her.
I like how this was a changing point for Jess. He blew her off before and now he's asking her why they can't give it another shot. It's so sad, for both of them.
Again, the ending: This obviously sparked something, but is it a good something or a bad something. "There's no snow." What a powerful way to illustrate they think they missed their chance.
You are spectacular. Keep it up. Don't worry: I'll make sure you do ;) Oh, and the dedication, again, is not necessary! Stop making me have something to do with this fic! It's far too brilliant to be associated with me!
| Luke Rules 8/13/03 . chapter 6
Aw! That's so sad! I mean, it's great that they hooked up, but bad that they couldn't make it work! Boo!
| Colleen 8/12/03 . chapter 6
Wow! This is some of the best written stuff on the site. I honestly have no clue as to what's going to happen next, but I can't wait to read more and find out. Keep up the writing.
| Black Snow 8/12/03 . chapter 6
This chapter along with this entire story is increbly well-written. I love all of the emotions that you put into your work. It's simply wonderful.
| Stew Pid 8/12/03 . chapter 6
I say this a lot, but I really don't know what to say. The admiration is truly inexpressible. Normally, I'd make the effort to scramble some laudatory words in a cheap attempt to convey the witness of brilliance, but it's been a Robert Frost poem kind of day, and precisely because of that, this chapter in all its painful nostalgia and dejected hopelessness has touched me far too deeply to express with words superficial because their user doesn't know how to use them. Your words are powerful and mine could never even relate the measure of their power. So I won't try. And I know I always ramble, but i hope that behind all the blithering expression you can see the even greater portion that lies always, always unexpressed. A chapter too wonderful for the "wonderful" I utter! Take care!
| Luxy1 8/12/03 . chapter 6
That was such a beautiful chapter, I'm once agian amazed by your talent. I love how you gracefully weaved the theme of snow throughout this great chapter. I look forward to the next chapter and please don't make me wait too long for it.