|Reviews for Old Acquaintances|
| MacLeaper 2/12/13 . chapter 1
Wow! As a fan of the Encyclopedia Brown series who has read all the books in the series (though I'm still collecting some of the spinoff titles here and there)- this was very fun to read. It was interesting to see the characters as teenagers too. I was put off a little by Encyclopedia's rudeness to his parents, but I also thought it was fitting as some of Leroy's teenage rebellion. I'm quite interested to see how this progresses. I also appreciate seeing some of the recurring characters like Charlie Stewart show up- and it's really interesting to see how his teeth collection hobby has morphed into something a lot more gruesome, yet still conceivable.
It's also nice to see Bugs Meany trying to shake his bad boy image and it's fun to see Leroy and Sally as a couple. However, though I know you stated in the last chapter that things were meant to be left ambiguous, I do feel Charlie Stewart and Bugs Meany having any kind of a relationship would be out of character and probably not something Mr. Sobol would approve of. Of course, since this is an alternate universe based on the original books, it is of course your story and is certainly a possibility. In any case, the whole thing has been interesting to read.
(And just as a friendly suggestion- you may want to consider changing the rating though, as Charlie's hobby and the sexual innuendo at the end of the last chapter as well as the violence of a murder case, may not sit well with many parents and children.)
The writing is quite well done overall. Good job.
| poniesandfun 11/10/12 . chapter 3
This is such a lovely written story! Wilford Wiggins is always the bad guy, tricking young and unsuspecting kids to pay money. I loved how you made him the "good guy" and Sally Encyclopedia's boyfriend.
| rookanga 10/16/12 . chapter 4
Great story. Good mystery leaves me feeling uncertain, and yours does! Most Encyclopedia Brown stories are too short to make me feel that way.
| CurrentCurrant 10/4/12 . chapter 4
Considering all the one-off characters, that is one LONG list. The chapter is lovely (lol at Tigers: Minus One). Nice to see it isn't always Bugs.
I wonder when Pablo will show up? He's my favorite minor character. Probably because Encyclopedia doesn't like him, but still. Artists rule.
| Mysterious and more 9/28/12 . chapter 3
Great story, can't wait for the next update, and to find out who murdered Wilford Wiggins
| Troubled Romanti 9/26/12 . chapter 3
"Why is it always the second chapter?" This this this this this this. Brilliant, hilarious, so great. Thank you for updating and I will continue to read this story!
| Gratis awesome 9/24/12 . chapter 2
Oh my god...this is the best story I've ever read on fanfiction, mostly because there is finally some Sally and Encyclopedia one :)
| Anonymous 9/24/12 . chapter 2
WRITE MORE THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME PLEASE WRITE MORE
| Hecamagic 9/25/12 . chapter 2
hey! I was wondering when would you update this...
| Wheatbread 9/20/12 . chapter 2
Wow, great work so far! I love the idea of having Encyclopedia Brown older and more experienced. We need more stories in this category like this.
| Wheatbread 9/20/12 . chapter 1
I really like this first chapter. I read it through pretty quickly but I had some interesting thought experiences while doing so and wanted to share them for your...whatever... amusement, education, or however you find them. I liked the imagery of the book closing itself, though I must confess it baffled me at first until I pictured it having landed on its spine. Is that what a stiff paperback does? The other part I noticed that could be worded differently: "The metal was unusually cold against his skin." Think I'd change that to "in his hand," and the reason is kind of strange, but I immediately had to picture him putting the spoon on his cheek or the back of his neck to get him to shiver, until I realized that wasn't what you said he did and that I was mentally adding it to explain the shiver to myself. So, if you stated that it was cold in his hand in the first place, my mind wouldn't put extra sensory explanations in. Just a clarification tip. By the way, I think you must be a great observer to write the way you do with the imagery of the book closing and all. Thanks for posting!
| A friend 9/7/12 . chapter 2
Id love to read more. Plz keep going
| EllaLou 8/8/12 . chapter 2
This is good.
| AriDaughterofZeus 6/22/12 . chapter 1
Whoa! This brings back the craziest memories of laying on my bed, attempting- and failing- to solve these mysteries myself years ago!
Keep on writing!