Reviews for Human Interest
Animago chapter 20 . 1/31/2023
Achei que faria uma cerimônia de compromisso com testemunhas, apenas amigos íntimos. Seria tão ousado quanto andar por aí com anéis combinando.
Animago chapter 13 . 1/29/2023
Se estivesse no lugar de Ennis, sofrendo com esses sonhos... Iria escondida atrás de Jack. Inventaria uma desculpa da minha ausência quando Jack voltasse pra casa.
Animago chapter 12 . 1/29/2023
Lizz está apaixonada pelo Jack? Isso é falta de profissionalismo. Mas fez me lembrar do filme, tornou bem canônico e mais próxima dos personagens.
Animago chapter 5 . 1/25/2023
Isso é tão FOFO
loons chapter 1 . 10/1/2021
rereading this after one year. still my comfort fic, still has my heart all to itself.
Meowmeow chapter 2 . 8/26/2021
This was such a wonderful read I had to comment even though it’s been such a long time since you posted this story. I loved every moment - thank you for all of the work you put into this.
Pleiades chapter 4 . 4/4/2021
Love your writing miss Lori, thank you.
yuhhhhh chapter 25 . 12/15/2020
did i really read this instead of study for my finals this week? HELL YEAH.

Gosh, everything about this fic is just...literally amazing. The story telling, the characters...I'm normally skeptical about OC mains, but Liz really grew on me over the chapters and I've come to love her just as much as Ennis and Jack by the time I've reached the end. And even though the structure was more "Little House on the Prairie" than say, a more conventional story, as you mentioned, I think it's absolutely fitting and gives a sweet, slice-of-life type of feel that I'd imagine a quaint rural town in Vermont would have anyway. I was hooked from the first chapter, tbh. Also love how your original plot/characters/ideas merged with established canon-it's completely believable reading where the story started diverging from canon, and while I love reading about happy Ennis n Jack ranch life in Vermont, it was also interesting seeing how the threads from canon material made their way into this story; what if Ennis really did call Jack back that day? It's a real shame about Francine and Bobby though, I guess the Brokeback kids really can't catch a break out here. I also loved your depiction of Lureen, as brief as she showed up, haha.

I do smell lil plot threads loosely hanging though (the most intriguing for me being Jack's possible reconciliation with his father). And I'd also love to see a more in-depth look into Junior and all her thoughts. Welp, I'm about to start the sequel, so I'm excited to see if any of that carries on over, and read what's in store for me there! (Goodbye, studying for finals. Oh well!)

Once again, thank you for this wonderful story, even though it's been almost 15 years since you wrote it! I'd throw in a little p.s. about what kinda gifts I think Ennis and Jack might've received, but I am absolutely clueless at the moment. Fancy silverware? That's what people give other people at weddings, right?
Ace Valentin chapter 1 . 9/14/2020
This has been an amazing read, the characters where on point, the visualization was excellent, and I couldn’t put this story down for three days!

I watched Brokeback mountain for the first time the other week and it left me an emotional wreck. I could barely sleep and was binge watching it over and over, even watching some clips on YouTube. It was then that I saw a comment suggesting this fanfic there. I don’t normally read fanfics but I decided to give this a try. I was immediately hooked by the thought of seeing jack and Ennis together and happy. Liz was especially a great addition, I admired her commitment to her job as she maintained her cool when up against the intimidating Ennis! The story illustrated wonderfully how their lives would have played out between themselves and the ever present stigma the relationship would entail. After over a week of feeling depressed af I finally have that bit of closure even though the story is unfortunately not cannon.

I think I lucked out reading these stories in 2020, seeing as how they were completed a loooong time ago. Thanks a bunch for this, I’ll be looking forward to the sequel.
BoopBaDoop chapter 25 . 5/19/2019
I have NEVER read a fanfic and felt the dread I did seeing the words The End. I feel like all my emotions have been ripped out and drained from my body and the overwhelming need for just a few more chapters is intense. You’re an amazing writer, and portrayed this story beautifully. Thank you so much!
Johanne chapter 25 . 9/25/2018
It's been awhile since I saw 'Brokeback Mountain', and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed 'Human Interest'. I guess there always were 'could have been' scenarios from that film. In any case, I enjoyed spending time with Jack and Ennis again, and wishing they had had such a 'feel-good' ending to their story. Great story!
Metamorphic Jenny chapter 25 . 9/7/2018
This story is how Brokeback Mountain should have ended, its my new headcannon and its glorious! I love the relationship between Ennis and Jack. And I also adore Liz!
TGA Reader chapter 13 . 1/2/2018
What? You killed Bobby off your story? Why? That's not fair.I always thought Bobby and Jack have a good relationship, it would have been nice if we got to see more of the father and son in the story.
Guest chapter 1 . 7/10/2017
JB chapter 25 . 6/18/2017
Lori, i am now finished with reading your Human Interest story.
I have to say that i feel it was really nice up to Jack's beating. Apart from Ennis' talking (as mentioned) E&J interactions were great, their teasing, their love and tenderness - all great stuff! Upon reading of Bobby's death i thought 'wow, Madlori has guts to do some really bold decisions for the story'! Upon Jack's affair in Texas i was laughing out loud in the middle of the night, on the other end of the world, in 2017 (!) in sweet anticipation of what will come next! Ennis' way of handling the issue was really spot on and rang true. His struggles were written very nicely...
But then came Jack's beating which somehow felt not necessary... and then came Ennis' epiphany (it was still very fine at his "i don't know how to fight for him" while looking at this finger) and his change towards lots and lots of "coming out" towards everyone - and it somehow just felt so wrong... I could not enjoy the story much anymore. I just feel that Ennis would never be able to "come out" in the way you've written it because i think he doesn't need to do so. People do not change like this... I just don't buy it ;).
Also, at the beginning i think you did balance J&E' masculinities quite well, but in the course of the story one progressively gets the subconscious feeling that Jack is attributed with female-like features / traits and i don't enjoy it because it starts to fit a stereotype. For example, why is it always Ennis who holds Jack? Why is it always Jack who's nasty? Why is it always Ennis who likes Jack's physics? Why is it always Ennis who is the scary protective one? I don't know, there is some kind of undercurrent vibe that was not to my likes..
But anyway, i otherwise enjoyed the story a lot and i would like to thank you for your efforts with it! It surely helps a fresh Brokie still in the grieving stage to get over the heavy feelings :).
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