|Reviews for Thank you for being here|
| Mauli 1/26/12 . chapter 12
It was one of the most story ever!
| Ace5492 11/25/11 . chapter 12
| LUCY JENNINGS 9/10/11 . chapter 5
They are so good, nearly read all the chapters, love how Jess and Luke are explained so well, wish I could write like that!
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 12
Okay...I thought I was sobbing before. I need buckets now.
The sobbing began when I read: "Good night, Uncle Luke," and did not stop for the rest of the story. This was perfectly written. I don't think I've ever been so touched by another story in my life. I can think of one movie that came close...but this...THIS...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh It broke my heart. But also healed it.
If there were ever to be a Gilmore Girls movie...this is how it should end...even if that would make it less of a Gilmore "Girls" movie...it is the most powerful and fitting ending I could think of. After all...Luke's Diner WAS Gilmore Girls!
That reminds me...this is the only time I ever have or likely ever will bawl at the mention of Kirk. When you said that Jess had turned the diner over to his care, initially, I smiled, then I laughed for a moment through my tears, and then I broke down all over again...realizing how, in a strange way, Kirk had been the next closest to Luke - after Jess, Lorelai, Rory and Liz...next on the list would be Kirk...and running that diner, though he may never acknowledge the fact, would be the proudest thing on earth for Kirk...and, once again, intuitively wise Jess would realize that.
And, what Rory said about the magnetic stamp...perfect...and the stories Luke told Jess' son...and the "crazy" rumors he'd heard...priceless...and Lucas Mark Mariano...just as it should be...and had me broken all over again.
THIS was my favorite story of all of them. Next favorite, would be "I have a request to make," then "Why are you calling?" then "Yet another request," then "It's been a year." The rest are all equally good.
And I will eagerly read "Wish you were here." But not tonight. Because it's after 3 am, and I have an early morning tomorrow. But, I just "couldn't put this down."
I still say, you need to write books. I'd settle for a German to English translation. :)
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 11
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"Don't lie to me."
"The pain lessens a little, you know."
"The pain to be refused by a Gilmore… It doesn't disappear completely, but it does lessen. It's hell at first, but it will get better."
"But, Luke. The two of you… There is too much to never have anything to do with her ever again and if it's just friendship…"
"Imagine living completely without her. Can you to that? 'Cause that's the alternative. Are you ready to do that, because I can tell you that this is painful far beyond the rejection you're dealing with now. Give it time, Luke. Just give it time. Trust me."
Jess is the only person who could possibly have helped Luke through this. I'm so glad he had him to turn to.
And, the ending...*getting choked up*...well, to see my reaction to that, just look at all the big smiley-faces at the top of this review. :D
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 10
Spectacularly wonderful! I wish I had seen this story back in July and August so I could have been one of the original reviewers...It is SO WONDERFUL! I really wish we could have seen a moment like this between Jess and Luke on the show. Jess more than redeemed himself with Truncheon...but THIS showed the kind of person he really was. For the ?th time, you know the REAL JESS. And you have been generous enough to show that well hidden heart to the rest of the world.
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 9
Ow...somehow I'd never considered that Jess would call Luke and talk about this. It's the most natural thing in the world, but I'd just never thought about it.
This story fits perfectly...like a jigsaw puzzle piece with my story "Don't Go." Would you mind reading it? I know. It's selfish for me to ask, but, I'd really like to know what you think. No doubt, it's like many you've read before, but the ending (in my opinion) reveals the same vulnerability on this subject that Jess shared with Luke in this story, begging Luke, "Tell me it'll get easier. Tell me that day won't haunt me all my life. Tell me… Tell me, I'll stop making a fool of myself for a girl." It makes me want to write a follow-up of Jess talking to Luke...but you've already written it...more perfectly than I ever could, and if I attempted it - it would come out as plagiarism of your story (which I WON'T do). I just would like to see whether you think the two stories fit together as well as I do...and any other thoughts you have about it. Thank you in advance, if you choose to do so.
This story tugs at my heartstrings so much. Once again, you've captured Jess so perfectly...so endearingly. I mean to show your stories to friends to show them exactly what makes me love Jess so much.
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 8
Poor Jess! He needs Luke to be ONLY his right now. Unfortunately, he's Rory's dad too (you know what I mean), and any father of a teenage girl is going to have a serious "warning" talk with a guy who's starting to date his daughter...even if he seems trustworthy. Sheesh! He ATTACKED Dean when they broke up. And, he has open communication with Jess, so there are no holes barred. But, naturally, all Jess can see is that he has been deemed untrustworthy, by the person who knows him best. Ouch.
As usual, beautifully written.
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 7
Thank you. I needed that after the last story...wait...are you manipulating us just as effectively as Jess...or Taylor, for that matter...manipulates the townsfolk of Stars Hollow?
Ah, yes...I nearly forgot...that's a writer's job, and particular skill. :)
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 6
This chapter didn't seem to be affecting me as I knew it should, powerful though it was, until I read the words: "trying to find a teenager mourning for his best friend." Then, I just broke down. I had to stop reading for several minutes, because I was sobbing...and couldn't stop. I've dealt with two family deaths over the last two-and-a-half years, and have lost five of my closest friends, not to death, but . . . I haven't seen any but one of them in two years, wouldn't know where or how to find some of them, and none of them want me to find them. You can believe me or not, but none of this (their leaving) has anything to do with me. I just basically stood there trying desperately to help as their lives crumbled around their ears, and they each went far away. Should I be telling this to the world (or whatever portion of the world reads these reviews)? Probably not. But, somehow this story pulled out my bottled-up grief and forced me to deal with it. Maybe I'm finally ready to. Maybe not.
My "Mark," on the other hand, is alive and well, and keeps in touch with me, although now living on the opposite side of the world. This really made me wish I could hug her.
This story is incredible. Just incredible. It completely explains Jess.
Thank you for an incredible read. Now I need to keep reading until I come across something more cheerful. :)
| Iscah McKrae 1/9/11 . chapter 5
Perfect. I used to dissect shades of meaning from key phrases like this that an old boyfriend used...such ordinary phrases...but they meant everything. I love that you have interpreted the real meanings behind Jess' "Huh" and "Okay" that anyone who really appreciates Jess has heard mean so many different things. As you said, through Luke, it takes a trained ear to decipher their many meanings, and I realize it takes a trained mind to put those meanings so clearly into words. You did a really beautiful job.
I find it positively phenomenal that English is not your first language. You demonstrate such a deep understanding of its nuances. It is an art. And, you, are an artisan.
| luvtheheaven 11/23/10 . chapter 1
WOW that was amazing. Every chapter was so good. I laughed, I cried. ;) It was perfect, and I'll never watch that 3x08 scene where Luke says "you don't need a guardian" the same way again... nor think about the specials board in the same way either. LOL. The end was particularly amazing and heartbreaking and wonderfully sweet all at once - what a great idea to do post-Luke's death. Loved it. ;)
| fox24 9/8/10 . chapter 12
Well I don't have to tell you who I'm because well according to Vicki everybody on this thread knows who I ship. Any this was a good fic I never really got to know Jess's history and I feel that sometimes if I did then I maybe I would have sympathize with the guy a little more but your version is really good. I find it funny how Jess's kid didn't believe the pranks his father did. I wish you had kept the ending more ambiguous as to who Jess ended up with but other then that good story.
| Ghostwriter 8/17/10 . chapter 12
Great job. Catch ya on the flip side.
| jewelshinely 8/17/10 . chapter 12
Just a final review. Thanks for getting Rory and Jess together in the end. They were obviously meant to be. I am moving on to your next set of stories. Thanks again. These are going into my favorites and will be read multiple times.