|Reviews for Right This Time|
| smoshen 3/2/13 . chapter 16
What a great ending! I'm sad it's over, but this was great :) Loved the song, but I don't remember the lyrics, was it one of Mike's or something you came up with? They were wonderful lyrics either way! I'll really be hoping to hear more from Mike and Bonnie in the future! Terrific story!
| smoshen 2/9/13 . chapter 15
That ending was very touching :) I love how much Ari cares for Bonnie even after she's been away for so long. I'm glad Mike got to see the gravestones, I'm sure that it will give him yet more insight to Bonnie's life, and his own, soon enough. Well done!
| jenben 1/26/13 . chapter 14
Oh, the 60s. Peace, love, hideous clothes, drugs, people dying in pools of their own vomit. It's nice that three of those five things have carried into future decades.
It seems that Bonnie has got the whole associate producer thing figured out; she lied so gracefully. I think it'd be super creepy to be dating a famous person like that. You go out for a walk and people are taking pictures of you and putting them in magazines. I guess it's lucky I don't know any famous people.
| jenben 1/3/13 . chapter 13
I don't know what an associate producer is, but I feel like it's not too different from production lackey.
I was surprised by your use of the MFer word, but I know for a fact that plenty of people used it in the late 1960s. You didn't hear that stuff on television, but people having been using obscenities since the beginning of time. For example, "Stop trolling, MFer."
| smoshen 12/28/12 . chapter 13
Oh boy...even away from the cameras, Peter STILL managed to screw something up! Gotta love they boyishness of the others on the phone though, the "Save Peter Tork" made my day. And good riddance to Kirshner! I can't wait to see whatever it is you have in store for all of the promotions, and what'll happen to Mike's head next with his.
| BananaDaiquiriTimeLord 12/28/12 . chapter 13
can't tell you how happy i was to see this notification in my inbox. this was such a sweet chapter, full of that mike and bonnie banter we've grown to know and love :) can't wait for the next installment!
| jenben 11/26/12 . chapter 12
I'd like to point out that some of us sleep like armadillos because it's the only way to stay warm when the mercury falls out of the thermometer.
I'm looking forward to seeing where this is going now that the guys have the run of the music asylum. Although I most enjoy the Mike/Bonnie relationship (too bad they didn't get to make up properly), your depictions of and interactions between the other characters is also a lot of fun to read.
| NatashaPavlova 11/23/12 . chapter 12
Yay for mike and Bonnie! TheY finally got control!
| Guest 11/22/12 . chapter 12
gorgeous. just gorgeous. can't wait for more!
| smoshen 11/22/12 . chapter 12
Man...dickhead Kirshner..."always a delight!" I like how you went from Mike and Bonnie to the other three guys like that, always cool to hear their side. And I'm glad Mike and Bonnie made up too, that was a really sweet start to the chapter :) keep it going!
| MissMelysse 11/12/12 . chapter 11
I know, I know, I haven't left a review in AGES. But I've just finished catching up on this, and, I do love what you've done. Seriously, you write really nuanced relationships, and even when I'm not a particular fan of the world, your work is always compelling.
| O'FoggageGreen 11/5/12 . chapter 11
Groovy. Sigh. Oh man.
I'm going to get a little personal here and say that this chapter hits home for me because my best friend, who happens to be the most dependent on me out of all the people in the world, is also the only person I trust with enough of me that I can talk things out with him. In one of those annoying twists of fate, he also happens to be the subject of some unrequited affection on my part, and sometimes I get so angry at him and can't even begin to tell him why- because he's the only one I can realistically come to about things, but when the problem is how I feel about him or about his problems and illnesses and broken things, I can't come to him and it drives me crazy with no one I can trust to "lay all the cards down," like Bonnie says. I don't know if that's at all how you intended her lines to come off, but I sympathized with her for those emotions and in that respect, I could really get a feel for her.
You have no idea how refreshing Bonnie is compared to some OC's. Well, okay, you probably do. But to have a relatable character who isn't a generic personality or some perfect pixie-girl named Trixi is a complete accomplishment, and one you really should feel proud of.
| O'FoggageGreen 11/5/12 . chapter 10
My refrain (as much as I understand where she's coming from, emotionally) seems to forever be, "Dammit Bonnie!", or at least every time that it isn't "Dammit Mike!"
I would like it if Bonnie would just take the running jump at him and accept what she has, what he can give her. Damn you for writing in the realism. (I'm joking of course, because that's what makes you great)
Sidenote: I love Ari's side conversations with his wife. Just when I might have been thinking his character type had been played out, he came back and made me loe him again. How typical.
Great job, etc,
| O'FoggageGreen 11/5/12 . chapter 9
What I'm about to say will probably sound kind of obvious, so bear with me.
The story, and Mike's side of it especially, is really reminding me of the Beatles' song "Getting Better" from the Sgt. Pepper album (albeit not as literally as the lyrics)
"I used to be cruel to my woman/ I beat her and kept her her apart from the things that she loved/ man I was mean but I'm changing my scene/ and I'm doing the best that I can/ I've got to admit it's getting better/ a little better all the time (it couldn't get no worse)/ I've got to admit it's getting better/ a little better since you've been mine"
Now, if only Bonnie could get into the groove...
| O'FoggageGreen 11/5/12 . chapter 8
Oh shit, is this where I left off? I guess I have more of a backlog than I thought! Good news is that I've read (and in a few cases, re-read) the chaps I haven't actually reviewed, up to 11.
I don't have much of anything fresh to say at this point, so at the risk of falling back on my old cliche comments: still love ass-kicking Peter, still adore Mike despite myself, and (surprisingly) I liked Phyllis here too. Having her POV in there made her more relatable and not as "bitch-ex-wife" as your could have portrayed her.