|Reviews for Hard to Explain|
| Guest chapter 1 . 8/30/2014
| bad mornings chapter 16 . 7/23/2014
Ahhh I really didn't ever want this story to end! I've always been a sucker for "Years Later" stories and this one has become one of my favorites. Also, can't believe you were only a freshmen in high school when you wrote this; it's so well-written. When you said you're starting your freshmen year soon, I imagined you meant freshmen year in college! Anyway, I loved the ending and that it didn't end, you know, story-book like. Curly dying almost made me cry. I loved the way you portrayed him. Great fic!
| Guest chapter 16 . 1/8/2014
So good! Def one of my faves. Will come back to read it again from time to time.
| Blunz chapter 16 . 11/4/2013
A beautiful ending to a beautiful story.
I like how the ending was realistic instead of happy—not that I don't like seeing good things happen to Ponyman. Obviously, it was very sad reading about Curly's death and Pony/Ruby not working out. Yet, at the same time, it only makes the story that much better because of how real it all feels.
I would love to read some sort of continuation of this story; though, at the same time, I really think the ending did the story justice, and continuing the story might ruin that.
Of course, the decision is up to you, and I trust that you'll make the right choice.
Also, it's nice to finally understand the title of this story. I like the song, too.
| FireGoddess101 chapter 16 . 11/4/2013
| puppylover27 chapter 16 . 11/4/2013
It was really good! I really loved this story! I was a little sad about how some things turned out (like Curly dying and Ponyboy abd Ruby not working out), but thats ok. It was more of a realistic ending. I really liked how you wrapped all up though in the last two paragraphs, that really made up for everything else. I really hope you end up making a sequal or those little one shots you were talking about for this, I look forward to reading other things you write!
| fanfar3 chapter 16 . 11/3/2013
gotta love those bittersweet endings!
| xXxAngel-With-A-ShotgunxXx chapter 16 . 11/3/2013
I'm actually happy with this ending, which is strange, because I'm usually not when stories end like this. I like that this was realistic. If there are any continuances to this story, I'd like to see them. I'll be keeping my eye out, definitely.
You've done a fantastic job. I've really enjoyed this. :)
| fanfar3 chapter 12 . 9/29/2013
I think it was good in some ways. Randy/Pony's moment in the car...Pony's getting to see how really deeply affected Randy was by the whole thing. Sorta like Randy taking a turn at saying , "You can see the sunset real good from the West side, too, ya dig?"
| fanfar3 chapter 11 . 9/29/2013
I really did like this chapter. So sad, but Pony realizing he loves Ruby is classic! Probably should not say this, but just reading the name Ruby makes me think of Supernatural. Good thing this Ruby is no demon!
| fanfar3 chapter 10 . 9/29/2013
1984...awesome book. Read that one in high school and again sometime later, though I can't remember when it was. Hmmmm. Not sure Pony would be able to afford a car that was only 3 or 4 years old, but it is awesome he got a car. Love how your chapter titles are all songs. I did that for one of my fics, and it was actually pretty difficult at times to come up with a title for each chapter. some of them got pretty obscure!
| fanfar3 chapter 9 . 9/29/2013
Oh, man. Curly, please don't get killed!
"'Cause it'll be dark by then, Darry. 'Sides, it's funner to run in the morning." Watch Pony's grammar. He'd say "more fun". Soda or Two-Bit would say "funner".
"...Sucks ass." Another "today" reference. They wouldn't say that in the 60s.
Still enjoying this, but since you're so good w/ the research and explaining the references, I can't keep my mouth shut about it. ;p
Darry is probably a little afraid to let Pony have a car after what happened to their folks. He was probably afraid to let Soda drive, for that matter.
| fanfar3 chapter 8 . 9/29/2013
"Aw, shucks, I ain't taller than Darry."
Steve gets up to throw his plate away. "Yeah, but you may be one day," he says.
Darry grunts out, "That won't happen."
"Yeah," Sodapop puts his two bits in. "It's bad enough he's taller than me. There should be like some kind of law of nature that states you can't be taller than your older brother."
"Aw, cut it out," I say with a grin on my face. "It ain't no big deal."
This whole thing made me think of Sam and Dean. And of Crowley, of course, because he calls Sam "Moose". LOL I'm wondering if Pony is gonna pull a Sammy and end up taller than both Soda and Darry. Wouldn't that be a hoot?!
| fanfar3 chapter 7 . 9/29/2013
I do love CCR. :) And I really hope Ponyboy doesn't get in more trouble. Seems to happen when he leaves parties. Hmmmmm...
| fanfar3 chapter 5 . 9/29/2013
YES. I've been watching Supernatural since the show started! Talk about SPN with me any time! LOL
"In Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen." ha ha ha! My Fair Lady is the movie adaptation of the play, Pygmalion. Niiiiiiiiice.
Still enjoying the story, but since you seem to do your research, watch your dialouge. "It's all good" isn't a phrase they were kicking around in the 60s. They'd say something more like, "It's cool" or "Don't sweat it, man."