|Reviews for Dear Arnold|
| DJChef7 1/26/11 . chapter 3
nice story you got here ;) update?
| ilovemaddy 8/27/10 . chapter 1
This is really cute but hearing about Pookie made me sad. I'm looking forward to Phoebe's letter, because of the summary.
| One Fine Wire 1/17/10 . chapter 3
This fic is quite fantastic. It's well-written and gives a lot of depth to the letter writers. I loved that Gerald was mostly reminiscent of their past good times and that Rhonda was her same, haughty self, updating Arnold on everyone's life - gossip, who's dating who, etc. Everyone is in character; that's great. I like that Arnold is the main focus of the fic even though he's not (really) in it.
Suzie's chapter just broke my heart. Her situation is so sad, but her chapter also gives her character much-needed depth. She's a lot like Miriam in a sense, she had a very promising life ahead of her until she married Oscar, who does a good job of keeping her down and being an unreliable flake. In addition, her chapter has really opened up various plotlines that you could use later on, such as the person sending money to the boarding house, how the Sunset Arms started falling apart after Arnold left and after the death of his grandmother, what the new boarders are like, etc. It'd be great for you to expand on that.
Also, I'm curious to see Phoebe's letter; she never said so out loud, but she always knew of Helga's feelings for Arnold, and probably still does. I look forward to her letter, and to Helga's, if she ever writes one (I'm assuming it'd be the last chapter), and to Arnold's thoughts about the letters, if you ever choose to include that.
Please update soon! You're leaving me waiting in the wings here for what you have next!
| sunshineonacloudyday 10/20/08 . chapter 3
I really love this. It's just so... so sweet. It made me cry. I dunno, I get emotional over those stories where the main character leaves everyone else. Well awesome job!
| iolah 8/17/08 . chapter 3
I like it a lot :) I especially liked Rhonda's, you really got into her character well. Sid expelled? :( I wonder how that happened. Obviously, you'll get into it. Anyway, please update soon!
| Nightglider-star 7/12/08 . chapter 3
The letters make me sad...
They are extremely, srsly well written. PLEASE UPDATE!
| Hellerick Ferlibay 4/6/08 . chapter 3
Nice Suzie, I think she was very in character, and I like the way you described what the Sunsed Arms had become - it shows that you really submerged into its life.
The only paragraph I don't like is the one where Suzie tells about Oskar. Maybe you described Oskar correctly, but still a woman wouldn't use these words when writing about her husband.
| acosta perez jose ramiro 4/3/08 . chapter 3
Marvelous job with Suzie. Nice description of the house's situation, and good use of her POV.
Keep the good writing
| Pointy Objects 4/3/08 . chapter 3
#waves hand dramatically at computer like a crazy lady*Your so good at this.
I quite liked Suzie. You did a really good job with her voice; she's a little optimistic, but also a bit of a realist. It's a pretty cool mixture; I'm surprised that more writers haven't tried playing around with her character.
Nicely paced chapter; it's really endearing, in so many ways. Lurve it, lurve it, lurve it. Can't wait for more!
| Nikki Narcissist 4/3/08 . chapter 3
I liked this chapter. Suzie seemed in character, you did well with this. I think I may have an idea of who's sending the donations, I hope I'm right. P
| VirgoMaiden 4/3/08 . chapter 3
I'm very sad that Gertie died... But this was a very good chapter. I think that you did a very good job of trying to get into the shoes of a grown, struggling woman.
Can't wait for whoever's next!
| VirgoMaiden 3/24/08 . chapter 2
This is very, very nice. I like how you've updated everyone in this chapter, as well as giving us the background in the one before. I was surprised that Rhonda was the second letter-sender! Ah, well, it all fits.
Can't wait for more! This is a great idea!
| Dark Lady of the Sith 3/21/08 . chapter 2
Ah, I find these letters to be interesting. And good. Very good. Perfectly in character and everything. I shall look forward to more of them. :]
| Let Love In 3/17/08 . chapter 2
this is great! i love rhonda's point of view, you captured her spirit perfectly :) i can't wait to read more of this!
| Pointy Objects 3/16/08 . chapter 2
Gah! You are so cool! I feel like you live down the street from me, and ic an go to your house and hang out and raid your fridge. But I can't. Sigh.
Anyways, this is one amazing piece of awesomeness you've got here. Nicel (haha...my dad just popped in and started bustin' my chops for having the lights on, and I'm al like "Dad! i am reviewing right now! Kindly take your leave!" So..now I'm in teh dark. AndI'm not sure why I decided to share that. i just did. Back to the review) first chapter; I loved that we found out a little of where and what Arnold's up to, but not every detail. Nice and subtle. And your portrayal of Rhonda and Gerald's voices were perfect! I could hear them inside my head as I was reading...and it wasn't the normal voices I hear, it was, you know...nevermind. Great story, overall, and I can't waitt o read more. Bravo!