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The English Year - 37. Tear Night Pt 2.

Tear Night Pt 2. was unpublished for the following reason(s):

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Pete's got some big balls to convey resentment for someone who nearly got a concussion and alcohol poisoning.

This chapter was just perfect to me. Such drama. Such good. Such yes.

 

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12 minutes ago, MaxomeFoe said:

Pete's got some big balls to convey resentment for someone who nearly got a concussion and alcohol poisoning.

This chapter was just perfect to me. Such drama. Such good. Such yes.

 

Glad you enjoyed it. I see it as- he was stewing on what to say all night, and so that was his chance. Also, it’s the first scenario in which Corbin wasn’t in a position to turn everything around on him. High risk, we’ll see about the reward 

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Holy fuck shit! I am stunned. With every chapter I am blown away by all the intrigue and complex emotions that burst in the story... Awesome! Loved it!

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24 minutes ago, johnnyboy2285 said:

Holy fuck shit! I am stunned. With every chapter I am blown away by all the intrigue and complex emotions that burst in the story... Awesome! Loved it!

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the chapter. Hopefully continues to entertain and be riveting 🙂

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24 minutes ago, Jwolf said:

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the chapter. Hopefully continues to entertain and be riveting 🙂

Oh, I am certain it will. The story is very well written. I just hope you can publish the next chapter soon 🤔

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Ouch, been there.... The feels.

Pete's not wrong...but I can still be pissed on Corbin's behalf. So many straight/bi/questioning or just plain closeted guys fall back on the "but you don't know how hard it's been for me" line. And they're right...but the "I didn't come here for you" line was bothering me - as beautiful as it was. Everyone ends up where they are following the paths of their own lives - it's kind of like a sky is blue statement. So he wants Corbin to have someone who came here for him? The hell does that even mean?

While Corbin did operate on his own timeline - like we all do - and not consider Pete's - which he should have as the other part of this equation - if Pete had communicated this all just a little earlier, Corbin may have given him the space to think it through. And referencing Corbin's exs was just too sanctimonious. What business is it of his? He didn't acknowledge how he was different from those other guys in the fact that Corbin feels so strongly for him.

And...poor Lee. Oh well. Eighteen year olds are always a mess. I know I was - I hated everything and everyone 🤣

Though the question on everyone's mind is...why did Pete show up to Chi Beta's party of all places to experiment with guys?

PS Amazing story - and I'm glad you took the time off. Personally, I think the break helped you maintain the level of quality that drew us all in. I know stories - and chapters - like this can be incredibly draining to produce >_>

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This had to happen the way it did, I think. Pete heard Corbin and now Corbin is forced to hear Pete. This is such a good chapter, but what’s next.. These two definitely need to uncomplicated this. Sometimes love isn’t enough, but can they walk away.. omg! Lol! 

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34 minutes ago, Defiance19 said:

This had to happen the way it did, I think. Pete heard Corbin and now Corbin is forced to hear Pete. This is such a good chapter, but what’s next.. These two definitely need to uncomplicated this. Sometimes love isn’t enough, but can they walk away.. omg! Lol! 

That is the BIG question. I think this chapter definitely brings us into phase two of their relationship, and I'm excited to explore what it means when so much is already on the table. Thanks for following along and thanks for the review. 

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41 minutes ago, Israfil said:

Ouch, been there.... The feels.

Pete's not wrong...but I can still be pissed on Corbin's behalf. So many straight/bi/questioning or just plain closeted guys fall back on the "but you don't know how hard it's been for me" line. And they're right...but the "I didn't come here for you" line was bothering me - as beautiful as it was. Everyone ends up where they are following the paths of their own lives - it's kind of like a sky is blue statement. So he wants Corbin to have someone who came here for him? The hell does that even mean?

While Corbin did operate on his own timeline - like we all do - and not consider Pete's - which he should have as the other part of this equation - if Pete had communicated this all just a little earlier, Corbin may have given him the space to think it through. And referencing Corbin's exs was just too sanctimonious. What business is it of his? He didn't acknowledge how he was different from those other guys in the fact that Corbin feels so strongly for him.

And...poor Lee. Oh well. Eighteen year olds are always a mess. I know I was - I hated everything and everyone 🤣

Though the question on everyone's mind is...why did Pete show up to Chi Beta's party of all places to experiment with guys?

PS Amazing story - and I'm glad you took the time off. Personally, I think the break helped you maintain the level of quality that drew us all in. I know stories - and chapters - like this can be incredibly draining to produce >_>

I appreciate you saying that part at the end. Having lived through this, you are right, it can be tough to go back and access all of those memories and emotions. It's cathartic in a way, but I definitely needed the break. I'm glad you understand 🙂 

I don't deny your reaction one bit, but as I hinted, it would be interesting to see all of this from Pete's perspective. I think the biggest thing is Corbin himself is a force. If this were just another guy Pete got a crush on in boarding school or something, it would be different. But Corbin clearly has him feeling differently than he's done before and I think that's the part he needs to sort out. There's a great scene in the next chapter that I think you'll either love or will make you throw you laptop, either way, I think Corbin continues to understand Pete's perspective, and in a way that continues to drive some frustration for him as well. 

So much more story to come. And don't feel too sorry for Lee... we all know what he's capable of. 

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Question. I'm not sure if this has really been mentioned or not, but how tall are David and Corbin? With the continuing references to David being tall and the moment where he helps Corbin up onto the table, it makes me wonder.

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41 minutes ago, MJ85 said:

Question. I'm not sure if this has really been mentioned or not, but how tall are David and Corbin? With the continuing references to David being tall and the moment where he helps Corbin up onto the table, it makes me wonder.

You’re not the first to ask. I thought I did a good description of David. I’d say he’s about 6’2-6’4. At least the guy he’s written after. 
I always resist the Nifty Story kind of ‘I look like this and that, and I’m so hot and this is why everyone wants to sleep with me’. I haven’t described Corbin to a T for that reason, but I’d say he’s of average 5’8 height. Nothing that would draw attention, and he’d rather use his wit to snag someone over his looks. 
I know that goes above and beyond your question, but that’s my philosophy, so I hope it’s sufficient. Corbin isn’t tiny, but a 6’3 strapping lad could easily pick him up, just like a 6’1 ish Brit could catch him with no problem 

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1 hour ago, Jwolf said:

You’re not the first to ask. I thought I did a good description of David. I’d say he’s about 6’2-6’4. At least the guy he’s written after. 
I always resist the Nifty Story kind of ‘I look like this and that, and I’m so hot and this is why everyone wants to sleep with me’. I haven’t described Corbin to a T for that reason, but I’d say he’s of average 5’8 height. Nothing that would draw attention, and he’d rather use his wit to snag someone over his looks. 
I know that goes above and beyond your question, but that’s my philosophy, so I hope it’s sufficient. Corbin isn’t tiny, but a 6’3 strapping lad could easily pick him up, just like a 6’1 ish Brit could catch him with no problem 

I myself am 5'6, so I'd probably consider guys who are...say, 5'9-5'11, taller than me enough that it's noticeable, but not really beyond that. Go 6' and above, and for me it starts to look like a mismatch if me and the other guy got together. :P

 

In any case, the consistent reference to David being tall made me wonder what kind of height dynamic was in play here.

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6 hours ago, MJ85 said:

I myself am 5'6, so I'd probably consider guys who are...say, 5'9-5'11, taller than me enough that it's noticeable, but not really beyond that. Go 6' and above, and for me it starts to look like a mismatch if me and the other guy got together. :P

In any case, the consistent reference to David being tall made me wonder what kind of height dynamic was in play here.

I've always kind of pictured Corbin being around the 5'8" to 5'10" range. Not short, but not tall. Hutch can't be taller than 5'6" which is why I pictured Young Dave Franco as him.

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I always resist the Nifty Story kind of ‘I look like this and that, and I’m so hot and this is why everyone wants to sleep with me’. I haven’t described Corbin to a T for that reason, but I’d say he’s of average 5’8 height. Nothing that would draw attention, and he’d rather use his wit to snag someone over his looks. 

I mean, it makes sense if you're doing a story that's in third person, but since it's from first person perspective, it just doesn't work. It just looks conceited as shit for the character to think that way about themselves.

 

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Second time through, and I am still breathless. This is an insane chapter, so rich with so many different emotions. I personally love Pete's monologue because finally, we get to encounter Pete's intentions (from the horse's mouth!) without all the guesswork (that was fun, but I love the clarity). Leave it to an Englishman to wait until Corbin can't escape his own "ugly cry" moment to deliver the most heartaching-ly honest truth about where they are. 

This idea of "coming to x place for y" is such an interesting conceptualization of love. Clearly Pete is thinking about this kind of love differently (although having his tongue down McSlutty's mouth suggests that if the society deems a certain kind of relationship OK, his definition of love can be significantly broader), and I am really intrigued about where these two paths lead. My guess is that the school ends about 4 months out from this moment (it being late January), and we all just might die from holding our breaths for that long. But what beautiful deaths that will be. SOOOO GOOD.  

And of course, there's Le Mike whose quarantine ends...just in time for the final month of the English Year, right? 🧐

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53 minutes ago, methodwriter85 said:

I've always kind of pictured Corbin being around the 5'8" to 5'10" range. Not short, but not tall. Hutch can't be taller than 5'6" which is why I pictured Young Dave Franco as him.

I mean, it makes sense if you're doing a story that's in third person, but since it's from first person perspective, it just doesn't work. It just looks conceited as shit for the character to think that way about themselves.

 

For what it's worth, we have the campus hottie Nick saying that Corbin is so hot that he's surprised he's not part of a Colonnade's Club (sp?). Third person appreciation as a way of describing the first person? 🤪

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Method: I read this comment back and realized we were saying the same thing. I might have done a bit of quarantine drinking last night...

 

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9 hours ago, Jwolf said:

I might have done a bit of quarantine drinking last night...

 

Old habits die hard? :gikkle:

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1 hour ago, MJ85 said:

Old habits die hard? :gikkle:

Touché. Quarantine carbo loading. Vodka is a carb right?

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I love, love, love this story and this chapter is better than ever!  I especially love Mike the Cadet, whose presence is sorely missed, and who I sincerely hope gets an early release from his quarantine.  I also love learning about all of the sneaky, underhanded machinations and manipulations that are involved in the behind-the-scenes Chi Beta in-house politics.  And most of all, I love every scene that features Lee!

In my opinion, it is very unfortunate for Corbin that he (Corbin) seems to be hell-bent on ruining his life by getting together with Pete.  You don't have to be a fortune teller to see that Corbin is destined for great things during his senior year, as long as Pete isn't around to drag him down. Without Pete distracting him and holding him back, Corbin's accomplishments next year will be legendary in their long-term impact on not only his fraternity, but also the entire OD student body.  Whereas if Corbin is stuck with Pete next year - forget it.  He'll drop out of school, gain 40 pounds, and go from being a (usually) charming, mostly-functional alcoholic, to an annoying lush who forgets to bathe. 

At this point, it seems like there is little hope of Corbin escaping from Pete's clutches.  But, you never know -- it's not impossible that David or Lee or Mike could pull off a miracle by somehow finding a way to open Corbin's eyes before it's too late...

I guess the one overarching reason for optimism (if your goal is to get Pete out of Corbin's life for good) is that we are reading The English Year, as opposed to The English Decade, or The English Lifetime....

Thanks for all the hard work you have put in to writing this awesome story, it is greatly appreciated.  Especially now.

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34 minutes ago, mg777 said:

I love, love, love this story and this chapter is better than ever!  I especially love Mike the Cadet, whose presence is sorely missed, and who I sincerely hope gets an early release from his quarantine.  I also love learning about all of the sneaky, underhanded machinations and manipulations that are involved in the behind-the-scenes Chi Beta in-house politics.  And most of all, I love every scene that features Lee!

In my opinion, it is very unfortunate for Corbin that he (Corbin) seems to be hell-bent on ruining his life by getting together with Pete.  You don't have to be a fortune teller to see that Corbin is destined for great things during his senior year, as long as Pete isn't around to drag him down. Without Pete distracting him and holding him back, Corbin's accomplishments next year will be legendary in their long-term impact on not only his fraternity, but also the entire OD student body.  Whereas if Corbin is stuck with Pete next year - forget it.  He'll drop out of school, gain 40 pounds, and go from being a (usually) charming, mostly-functional alcoholic, to an annoying lush who forgets to bathe. 

At this point, it seems like there is little hope of Corbin escaping from Pete's clutches.  But, you never know -- it's not impossible that David or Lee or Mike could pull off a miracle by somehow finding a way to open Corbin's eyes before it's too late...

I guess the one overarching reason for optimism (if your goal is to get Pete out of Corbin's life for good) is that we are reading The English Year, as opposed to The English Decade, or The English Lifetime....

Thanks for all the hard work you have put in to writing this awesome story, it is greatly appreciated.  Especially now.

This was an incredibly entertaining review. Thank you. Especially now. 

I think you're spot on on some things, and I know you want ANYONE else for Corbin besides the Brit. I think the next several chapters will be very interesting, as I've said before, things start to move much more quickly than we saw last semester. I think you're spot on about Corbin gearing up for an explosive senior campaign, so I'm glad you brought up where and how Peter fits in to all of that... won't spoil anything, but the title is the title, and the story is the story. 

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On 3/19/2020 at 8:49 PM, Jwolf said:

You’re not the first to ask. I thought I did a good description of David. I’d say he’s about 6’2-6’4. At least the guy he’s written after. 
I always resist the Nifty Story kind of ‘I look like this and that, and I’m so hot and this is why everyone wants to sleep with me’. I haven’t described Corbin to a T for that reason, but I’d say he’s of average 5’8 height. Nothing that would draw attention, and he’d rather use his wit to snag someone over his looks. 
I know that goes above and beyond your question, but that’s my philosophy, so I hope it’s sufficient. Corbin isn’t tiny, but a 6’3 strapping lad could easily pick him up, just like a 6’1 ish Brit could catch him with no problem 

Very good response, Jwolf.

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On 3/19/2020 at 4:20 PM, Israfil said:

PS Amazing story - and I'm glad you took the time off. Personally, I think the break helped you maintain the level of quality that drew us all in. I know stories - and chapters - like this can be incredibly draining to produce >_>

But please don’t make it another seven years, Jwolf. I may not have that long. And then there is the corona virus…

Great chapter! Pete’s part in it totally surprised me. And that Corbin finally capitulated to him was even more surprising. It was thought-provoking when Corbin said that Pete might have his own version of the English Year which is also not over yet. I began to see a new side of Corbin, a better one, after this statement. Many readers seem to have different expectations for Corbin, but I’m just going to roll with you and see where you take us. Like you said, the title is the title and the story is the story, another good response.

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26 minutes ago, Arran said:

But please don’t make it another seven years, Jwolf. I may not have that long. And then there is the corona virus…

Great chapter! Pete’s part in it totally surprised me. And that Corbin finally capitulated to him was even more surprising. It was thought-provoking when Corbin said that Pete might have his own version of the English Year which is also not over yet. I began to see a new side of Corbin, a better one, after this statement. Many readers seem to have different expectations for Corbin, but I’m just going to roll with you and see where you take us. Like you said, the title is the title and the story is the story, another good response.

Glad you enjoyed the chapter! I always appreciate your reactions. I promise I won’t make you wait another 7 years. With shelter in place, I honestly have no excuse not to get the next chapter out pretty soon. 

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