Penname: Chubby Monkey [Contact] Real name: Ariel
Member Since: 05 Jun 2011
Membership status: Member
Bio:

I have a reputation for angst which is thoroughly undeserved, because my characters always end up with a realistic happy ever after - whatever I might put them through before! For some reason, I seem to spend most of my time writing stories about the Maynard family and what they get up to after the series, though I have been known to make suffer other members of The Clan too.


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The Calendar by abbeybufo Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 63]
Summary:

Joey was given a calendar for Christmas last year. Each month she turns the page to see what memories the picture will bring


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Domestic, Family
Series: The Sunset Years
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8906 Read Count: 15807
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jan 2012
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 02 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - June & July

Thankyou for another lovely update, and for letting us catch up with OOAO too!

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Date: 01 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - August

Thankyou for our monthly update. That was a beautiful ending for some people - especially Rosalind =) - but poignant too. A wonderful start to the month!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - September

Guess who forgot? ...Again!

 

It was really nice to see some more of Joey's time in India; the eternal mystery of the series! And much amusement at the reason for Queechy!

 

Thankee =)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 02 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 - October

A beautiful memory for Jo to have of her friend, and one that I'm sure Grizel would share. Thankyou.

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 02 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - November

Thankyou once again for another marvellous update - I especially like the idea of one of Joey's children appearing in a soap opera!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 03 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 - December

And yet again it manages to surprise me! Thankyou for our update =D It was good to catch up with the Richardsons.

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 01 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13, and last - 31 December

Thankyou for this final update; it is the right ending, and a beautifully poignant one.

Summary: What if Joey didn't marry Jack?
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Domestic, Family, Friendship, Humour, War
Series: Alternative Joey
Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 117027 Read Count: 55123
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 30 Dec 2014
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 24 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

I'm not sure if I've commented yet or not, but just to say thanks for prodding me - am adding this to favourites now! (Hopefully)

 

Thankyou!



Author's Response: Hello ! Didn't see that review there, thank you for adding it to favourites - sorry there haven't been any updates for over a month!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 31 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

Just caught up on a couple of updates - and what an ominous ending! Please come back soon with some more!



Author's Response: Hello ! Thanks for reading and reviewing. Ominous? Sounds like a nice day out to me? ;-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 05 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

What a worrying time for Jo, and what a decision that she now has to make. I shall be interested to see what she does next.

 

Thankyou!



Author's Response: Glad to see you still reading :-) thanks for reviewing :-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 13 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Hmm, perhaps not the smartest move in the world, but good on Joey all the same. Let's hope that she can pull through this! Thanks.



Author's Response: Understandable though ! Thanks for reviewing :-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 22 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

An interesting twist to it all - and I love Hilary's explanation for the Romany! Thankyou for another update, I can't wait to see where the bunnies take you.



Author's Response: You are welcome, glad you like it! I'm not sure when I will post more, but the rabbits are most insistant that there is more to come eventually, I am just being most unlike me and actually planning it a bit! You never know there might even end up being a plot !

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 30 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Another intriguing turn - and a possible new opening for Joey. I shudder to think what Jem would make of his sister being on stage in front of possible acquaintences of his, though!

 

Thankyou for an update =D



Author's Response: Yes I think that could be an interesting twist :D

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 07 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

Ooh, some interesting undercurrents going on there. How very intriguing to see Jack take a very different perspective on it all! (While still explained by the different experiences in this version - please don't think I'm saying that he isn't perfectly true to character!)

 

Thankyou for another update!



Author's Response: Lol. Thank you - I knew what you meant, but it is nice that you clarified :-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 13 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17 12/11/11

Ooh, how exciting! Please come back soon and tell us how she gets on next!



Author's Response: I will, I actually (shock horror) have a plan (not a cunning plan though) for this drabble for once !! Thanks for wanting to know more !

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 15 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18 15/11/11

Haha, what a shock I'm sure they must have had! But you have erred my dear. I could just about see EBD plausibly writing most of this so far, but a Chalet girl using the bathroom? Never!



Author's Response: He he !! I did think that when I wrote it - I just couldn't bring myself to use the word toilet in a CS drabble !! :-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 25 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20 25/11/11

Silly Joey! Gosh, perhaps she really should have someone to look after her. Do I sense a cliff?

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 08 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21

Awww, how sweet! It looks like romance for Joey at last =D Thankyou for the update!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 11 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 11/12/11

Oh, what would it be without them? Bless Joey, she's still so innocent! I can't wait until the penny drops about her own admirer ;-D

 

Thankyou!



Author's Response: Glad to see you are still reading. I missed this review at the time, sorry for delayed reply!!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 31 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23

Ooh, how very intriguing! Poor Joey, though, I fear that she will very much need a chaperone in her naiviety. (That looks spelt wrong - my brain is dead!) Thankyou for updating us with all the hanes!



Author's Response: Yes I think she might !!!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 04 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24 Joey makes a decision 03/01/12

Very, very intriguing! Although I fear that my reading of such a scene was rather coloured by the only thought my brain being able to produce being "oooh, I can't wait to see what Jack thinks!" And, oh, Joey, just talk to Hilary!

 

Thankyou for the update =)



Author's Response: I think Jack wouldn't have a leg to stand on. I've always been rather suspicious of the Maynard's supposed wedding date vs the birth of the triplets ;-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 04 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25 Morning for flatmates 04/01/12

Teehee, a brilliant ending! And all is finally out at last, thank goodness. Thankyou!



Author's Response: Lol. Glad you approve!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 24 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter 27 - 22 / 01 / 12 An awkward situation or two.

That was exciting and sad and cute all in equal measure! I like how you have tied Phil's story back into it all. Thankyou.



Author's Response: Thank you, thats nice to know! :-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 23 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28

Oh dear, I have a very sneaky suspicion what's wrong with Jo. And she's spending a lot of time with Jack and Rosalie in a remote cottage - I wonder, is Rosalie about to have triplets??

 

Thankyou!



Author's Response: Mow what would give you that idea ? ;-)

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 26 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29 - The next few months

I like seeing Jo still being involved in school affairs as she is best. And I repeat my last question, though from a slightly different angle now; is Rosalie about to have triplets?

 

Thankyou!



Author's Response: Lol. You will have to read the story! Glad it's working ok.