|Reviews for What Now?|
| Guest 4/10/13 . chapter 10
NOT where I wanted the story to end up but still I LOVED it. Sounded JUST like the show, esp. Jordan and the parents. Nt their story I know but more Rickie and Rayanne plz. Liked that Shane knew Brian likes Angela!
| Jessa 3/16/13 . chapter 10
Fabulous! Sad but not overboard, and very realistic. The long, quiet stretches of waiting are haunting. Really love the ease of flow from light to dark, that its not all just one tone. Thanks for great story!
| Jessa 3/16/13 . chapter 9
Wooh! Still so good! Jordan and his dad was a surprise but it was great. Like that there are these unexpected people rallying for Jordan, but nothing is easy for him because going home's never easy.
| Jessa 3/16/13 . chapter 8
Okay, love it all! Love the boys, Shane's so funny and awesome and Tino's pretty much my favorite now, but I really like the assistant principal too. It's cute how he is with Jordan. Tino and Angela and Jordan together is the BEST but its great how its this mixture of humor and darkness.
| Jessa 3/16/13 . chapter 6
This getting so good...! Love the sister and just how dark the story is. Without getting melodramatic. You can see time passing and how it changes them.
Did I have plans today? Cus all Im doing is reading this.
| bigred 1/22/13 . chapter 10
Great job just cam across it. Really liked it.
| jayley 1/10/13 . chapter 10
really liked the story...because for some reason on tv shows and even in fanfiction they pretty much never really have the abortion. which just doesn't seem likely
| pansyass 11/1/12 . chapter 10
i love the whole tone of this story, the seriousness of it, and i liked this chapter particularly. i like that you've given jordan such a strong support group in tino and his sister. i like the little touches like him tearing the thread off the bottom of angelas jeans, and i like the ending a lot."big, real". very satisfying and a good sense of sweetness that feels natural. i also want to say this was the right place to end this story. you know what you're doing as a writer and trying to milk it for more life would have felt milked.
| Reshma 10/31/12 . chapter 10
I absolutely loved this story. I was 15 when My so-called life first aired, so i'm always searching for fanfics that get the time period right and you do that so well. I really enjoyed the exchange between Angela and Jordan in the waiting room. My absoulte favorite part is them sharing the walkman. I think you're a good writer and hope you write more stories.
| Jody Barsch 10/31/12 . chapter 10
To Marion (and anyone else reading) b/c I can't PM non-members:
Thanks so much for reading and for taking the time to leave your thoughtful feedback. I totally take your comments to heart, the problem is, aside from the fact that I've never been an audience member who needed a clear resolution to a story (i.e. I'm the person who thought the finale to the Sopranos was brilliant), I really can't see them this point, particularly in the frame of a narrative story. I've been puttering with this story for a couple years and I've never seen anything beyond beyond where I left it. ABSOLUTELY this is not the end of the story for the characters, it will, I should think, still have a presence in their lives, possibly impacting, if not at least informing their choices and behaviors, but I can't see what that is, because my assertion is that in most ways they are going to slip back into their old lives. I also think that any - for lack of a better word, though I think there is a better one (something with a more neutralized connotation) - 'repercussions' may take some time to make themselves known. Really I wrote this as an alternative to other stories that haven't seemed to ring true to me. I may not have nailed it either, but this is how I saw it playing out IF it happened (which again, I don't think it would have). Really it was a writing exercise in character study I gave myself.
If you want my broad view of it, I see them staying together, eventually beginning to sleep together again, though being careful, and eventually (maybe that spring) breaking up: just because things felt too settled, they've gone as far as they can, they've stopped listening to each other, etc. They remain friends, but friends who never really talk or see each other, but who would have each other's backs if necessary. Angela eventually dates someone else, but doesn't sleep with someone again until college, and only then after quite some time in the relationship. Jordan is maybe a little more selective of who he is with - most of the time - because as much as he hated that Angela had gone through that, he also would not have wanted to go through it with someone he hardly knew or liked. He's super conscientious about safety. The next time he's in this situation he's older, twenty-seven maybe, and his high school experience informs his choice and this time he ... (can't get too far into it b/c this overlaps with my other storyline, which I'll eventually get back to.) I see both of them thinking about it from time to time, but through the years never talking about it with each other, and neither of them ever coming to regret the decision. Possibly a small part of Angela's heart hurts when Jordan's first child is born. That's as much as I see. *Though maybe Graham and Patty invest in an alarm system so that they know if someone is being let into their house after hours ;-)
| Marion Davis 10/31/12 . chapter 1
Your a good writer Jodi as always but I have to say this does not feel like an ending to me. I mean now that they had this realization how will the abortion impacts the future of their relationship they are teenager, they had sex they made life and terminate it. How does Angela feels about it how will her growing up and maturing into an adult handles it the guilt in other words PLEASE COME BACK FOR MORE SOBS
| drugstorecowgirl08 10/31/12 . chapter 10
I love the chapter title and the whole chapter was so very very good. The way you ended it was so quintessentially Jordan - I could totally see him patting the door frame and everything. *If* this had been a storyline on the show, I think things would have played out like this. Well done.
| moriahhh 10/31/12 . chapter 10
I so loved this story! I'm glad they kept it together...I wonder how their lives will turn out after somthing like this
| Guest 10/31/12 . chapter 10
I so loved this story! I'm glad they kept it together...I wonder how their lives will turn out after somthing like this...Thoughts about a part two? (LOL)
| kortknee555 10/30/12 . chapter 10
so if we beg and beg and beg we get more chapters right...i thought i read that somewhere :) loved every part of this WONDERFUL story and thank you for writing it. i look forward to reading more of what comes out of that think box of yours.