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  1. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter 8

    . . . . . i like Writing for Joe . . . .
  2. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter 116 Reading Between the Lines

    Probably because like many victims of rape, he blames himself for what happened. It is not uncommon for rape victims to feel they brought it on themselves, that if they tell others will blame them, discard them, be ashamed of them. His reaction is actually pretty textbook.
  3. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter Thirty-Three

    You might go back a reread the beginning of the story. the whole back and forth in the beginning, jerking Noah around emotionally, jumping in to date his best firend in an attempt to kind of prove himself, then dumping her so he could date Noah. He was not over Noah when he started to date Brody, hasn't exactly been honest about it, and as soon as he saw Noah started basically trying to work getting Noah closer. I think this constant anti-Noah rhetoric tends to ignore Jordan's own problematic issues. If anything, the revised version has kinda made Jordan less of a using jerk than he was in the original, but he's still kinda is. Frankly, I find both of their flaws make them kind of better characters. They're young, they're naive, and they are both making horrible mistakes, but at the heart of it the are neither bad people. They just don't have the luxury of witnessing their actions from a safe spot outside.
  4. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter Thirty

    Oh, snap!
  5. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter Thirty

    One of the nice things about having read the previous version is getting to see the changes. I appreciate the expansion on the home scene. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest. ^^
  6. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter Twenty-Nine

    It's always easy to judge others from the outside. Everyone thinks they are better, that they would be different. In the actuality, however, every situation is different. We are not all the same, we do not all handle situations perfectly, nor are we all given the benefit of ideal situations in which to learn to make those "correct" decisions. I think it would also be good to consider that Noah has been raised in an emotionally abusive household. Deviating was punished not just through passive aggressive anger, but also withholding of affection until he complied. Noah was conditioned to be dependent, and to crave that approval from his parents. For someone in that situation, breaking away is a very frightening concept, even if they understand that the relationship is toxic.
  7. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter Twenty-Seven

    I had read the original version a while back over on Nifty, but I have to say, the changes flow much better. Can't wait to see how it goes from here. ^^ I can sympathize with Noah. When you are raised by strict, dominate parents, and are not yourself a forceful person, it can make it very difficult to untangle yourself from their sphere of influence. It's a conditioning thing. It takes a lot of emotional effort to get away.
  8. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter 21

    Never underestimate the annoyance assumed by the many who would much rather their precious status quo be left undisturbed. It's not that they support the abusers, it's just they feel unduly inconvenienced. There's also a pretty healthy dose of "why am I being punished for something I didn't even do?" lurking in their self imagined inconvenience.
  9. Hermetically Sealed

    Weird Straight Boy

    My two cents is that Alex came off as trying to get something going between Aron and Carter, as from his point of view Carter's issue seems to hinge on Alex cheating with Simon. If Aron cheats with Carter, then obviously his cheating with Simon wouldn't be a big deal. Not saying that was the case, but Alex was certainly going out of his way to make sure Aron got a good look at Carter.
  10. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter Eight

    I have a feeling much of Sebastian's interest is due to his competitive nature. he sees getting Noah as a "win" over Jordan.
  11. Hermetically Sealed

    The Boy Next Door

    It would seem odd if Carter pushed Alex, yet got hurt worse. Seems to me it is more likely that (assuming Carter did push Alex) Carter was trying to knock him out of the way, and ended up getting the brunt of the truck.
  12. Hermetically Sealed

    Chapter 107 The Laundry Game

    I agree with others saying that Tom and Robbie are misinterpreting the call with Alex.
  13. Hello Hermetically Sealed. 174 followed stories, wow! Then again, with over 9 yrs here, you have had the time to browse, pick and choose a few. As a fellow, follower of Mark Arbour, that  was where I first encountered you. Many of your other choices have given me a number of stories I would not have found on my own, thanks for that.

    Today is your BD and I want to add my best wishes to you for a very Happy 44th Birthday. Though Tulsa is a bit  far away for me to pop by, I am there in spirit for your celebrations, have a really great day.


    Take care


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      Hermetically Sealed

      Thanks!  I'm glad I was able to help you out with reading materials!

  14. Hermetically Sealed

    Mark's Revenge

    I think this was the first story I read on The Mustard Jar. Good to see it come over.

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