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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Miss. Wilson's Missing Gin by Elle Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Who has been stealing Nell's gin and why?

 

This is one of the earliest stories I wrote when I first joined the CBB.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Matron Lloyd, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10118 Read Count: 7030
[Report This] Published: 04 Jul 2011 Updated: 04 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 06 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Yay! It was good to enjoy some Elle madness again! Thankyou!

A Wartime Interlude by Mia Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Jem and Jack reunite after Jack's accident at sea.
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jem Russell
School Period: Armishire
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Slash, War
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1519 Read Count: 1465
[Report This] Published: 05 Jul 2011 Updated: 05 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 19 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oooh - Abi just sent me a link to this - it's one I'd never considered, but I enjoyed reading it!

Blessings and Disguises by Abi Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

When Nancy and Kathie decide they want to have a baby together, things don't go quite as planned.

This is also an alternative version of Ariel/ChubbyMonkey's "A Blessing in Disguise".


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Minor character(s), Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Het, Humour, Slash
Series: Standalones
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4700 Read Count: 2652
[Report This] Published: 11 Jul 2011 Updated: 26 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 11 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Nancy Asks a Question

Teehee, this looks like a good start! I can't wait to see where you take it next...

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Date: 13 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 2: The Choice

Well, that's one way of going about it, I suppose!

 

Thankyou my dear =D

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 18 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 3: This is Unfortunate

*sat giggling quietly to self like an idiot*

 

I love knowing what's going to happen now! Teehee!

 

Thankee dearest =D

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 23 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Proposals

"...but ever since we’ve been shagging, I’ve got quite fond of you. I think we’d be really good together."

 

Have you been secretly talking to my ex? You certainly seem to portray him rather well!

 

Still really enjoying this, tho' I do want to give Ian a cuddle =(

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 24 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 5: A Stranger

Oh, oh, oh the madness! And the twisted logic in which you seem to specialise so much. I love it! I love it all! More as soonest, please, darling!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 25 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Still, Grey, to all Appearance....

I'm not sure who or what I love best about this. I think that the toupee wins, but I could be wrong.

 

Thankyou!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 26 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Happy Ending

Do you know, I think that you'd be rather at home in the Chalet School, too, Abi. I really can't think why...

 

Thankyou for another marvellous installment!

The Sunrise by Squirrel Rated: General starstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A girl sits in solitude watching the sun rise.  She doesn't expect to be joined by a group of other sympathetic girls on an early morning half term trip.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: None
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 738 Read Count: 1654
[Report This] Published: 12 Jul 2011 Updated: 12 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 13 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Sunrise

That was beautiful. Thankyou!

Wondering by Squirrel Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Someone takes a trip into the books to visit a relative. What changes does this make?
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Verity-Ann Carey
School Period: None
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 696 Read Count: 1411
[Report This] Published: 16 Jul 2011 Updated: 16 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 16 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A very intriguing tale! Thankyou!

Summary: Inspired by the Nancy and Kathy baby drabbles. Another way it could have happened.
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson
School Period: None
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, Slash
Series: Misc Drabbles
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1912 Read Count: 1270
[Report This] Published: 21 Jul 2011 Updated: 21 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 23 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ever so slightly different to Abi's vision! (And, indeed, mine)

 

Thankyou for another interesting take on the situation.



Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing. :-)

Summary:

After the holidays, Augusta's journey back to School is more eventful than she had planned.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, School Story
Series: Augusta: The Chronicles
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5468 Read Count: 6590
[Report This] Published: 31 Jul 2011 Updated: 26 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 01 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Knitter, the Wasp and the Guard

Oh dearie me, why do I sense trouble already? I wouldn't like to be them for anything! (What's the penalty fare for getting off at the wrong station, anyone?)

 

Thankyou! I really can't wait to see where this goes =D

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 06 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 2: "We're Going to have to Walk!"

Oh no oh no oh no! Oh good grief, I can sense all sorts of trouble - f'rinstance, will Miss Annersley still have hair to bristle in anger if they do ever make it back to the school?

 

I can just hear Augusta's impressive "This is Wartime!" with the look.

 

Thankyou =D

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 14 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Of Hops and Motor Cars

This just gets better and better and better! How on earth they're going to explain it all is beyond me, though. And what I wouldn't give to see Augusta clinging to a hedge!

 

Thankyou!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 26 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 4: The Third Car

Heehee, just as good as I've been so long imagining it! Now just to see what consequences might await them... Thankyou!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 26 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Hilda's Choice (25/09/11)

And then I find this chapter, which for some reason the SDL ommitted to mention existed! I do love Miss Annersley, bless her, being all star struck.

 

Thankyou again!

Being Busy by Beecharmer Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary: Daisy spends some time with the Triplets as 4 year olds, and gets a bit more information than she bargained for ...
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Humour
Series: Misc Drabbles
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 874 Read Count: 1824
[Report This] Published: 17 Aug 2011 Updated: 17 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 18 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: A busy time in the Maynard household

My, my, naughty Jack and Joey! Really, you think they'd have been a bit more conventional, but then I guess that Joey is quite zany. Lucky Jack is all that I can say!

 

Thankyou for another wonderful drabble =D



Author's Response: Thanks, and I would like to stress that the Trips aren't meant to be seeing ! They have been told when discovered to be there, to go away as Mamma and Papa are busy. So apart from the accidental viewing, Jack and Joey aren't being too unconventional a young couple I would say ! :-)

Summary:

Over the years, sale items have accumulated in the many homes where Chalet girls reside. So what does happen to all the things? Here's one idea...


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Dick Bettany, Minor character(s), Neil Sheppard, Simone (Lecoutier) de Bersac
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2234 Read Count: 2268
[Report This] Published: 18 Aug 2011 Updated: 18 Aug 2011
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Date: 18 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, fantastic fantastic fantastic! It all makes so much sense! I loved the twist at the end as well. Thankyou!

Summary:

What happened when Grizel visited Joey in Devon.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Grizel Cochrane, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Humour
Series: Adventures of Joey and Grizel
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5515 Read Count: 1896
[Report This] Published: 19 Aug 2011 Updated: 18 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 22 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Monday

My jeans were almost ruined, you monster, and I got far more sympathy off of the tour guide than I ever did you! Rotter.

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 05 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Tuesday

That really is quite a hideous thing! The poor assistant must have thought that we were actually mad. Still, I was the man baby! Oh yeah!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 10 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Wednesday

Do you know, I feel sure that she would be honoured to be considered as wonderful as the Robin! I shall suggest it to her next time I see her. And what fabulous cakes they were!

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Date: 19 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Thursday

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150267809598650.333299.708643649

 

You'll have to ignore most of them, I'm afraid, because photos from the next day got uploaded at the same time, but there are some rather dashing ones of Grizel, especially when she's fantastically drunk ;-D

 

I hope that you weren't that hungover, by the way! I feel guilty now.



Author's Response:

I may have exaggerated slightly for dramatic effect!

Summary:

Continuation of Jo's life after she contracted Tuberculosis.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Armishire
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20968 Read Count: 19955
[Report This] Published: 29 Aug 2011 Updated: 12 Oct 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 31 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

It's good to see that what's easiest for the school is being put first for once! Thankyou for a new update, it's nice to see Joey settling down.

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 04 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Just found this - thankyou for another update! I hope that Madge and Jem can help to break the monotony.