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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Augusta and the Spies by Abi Rated: General [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Augusta convinces herself that Miss Annersley and Miss Wilson are German spies.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, School Story, War
Series: Augusta: The Chronicles
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7138 Read Count: 7366
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 27 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 28 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Consequences

Oh fabulous! How I do love a good dose of Augusta once in a while.

 

Though what on earth possessed Joey to wander the streets as Hitler I don't know. It seems really a little insensitive...

 

Thankyou!

Summary:

Charles succeeds Stephen as Head Boy, and Mike returns to school, while Felix, Kevin and Kester have fun in Upper Third.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Charles Maynard, Felix Maynard, Mike Maynard, Minor character(s)
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Family, Friendship, School Story
Series: The Maynard Boys
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 56954 Read Count: 41380
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
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Date: 18 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

Chocolate, whiskey and a new chapter of Stepping out of the Shadows? Perfect evening!

 

I'm now wibbling a huge awful lot about what Monty has got himself into and who Naomi might be. Please come back soon and tell us!

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Date: 18 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Aaaaaah! Please please please come back soon, I don't have that many fingernails to wait for long. I really hope that it's going to be all right but I don't think that it is and I don't want the boys to be expelled and oh dear oh no oh help!

 

*will try and be coherent later, when has stopped panicking*

 

Thankyou again!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 25 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Oh dear! It really isn't going well, is it? Please come back and get him and Chas out of trouble soon! (And let Matey get back to the CS...)

 

Thankyou!

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Date: 13 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

I fear that, just for once, Monty has met his match! And Go Elizabeth!

 

Thankyou for updating.

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 26 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

An interesting update - and I can't help feeling that Monty got off rather lightly there. Thankyou!

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Date: 14 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

I fear that poor Miss Annersley must despair over Chas' English whenever she has sad cause to hear it.

 

Poor Monty, I don't know whether I want to hug him or shake him. Thankyou for the update!

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Date: 13 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

Hmm, so trouble on lots of fronts! I wonder what could be up with Mike; the other three are "just that age" but Mike should know better. I can't wait to find out! Thankyou!

Cecil by Myth Tree Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 100]
Summary:

Cecil is growing up and finding her place in the family. Something has happened at school that has upset her balance but what is it?


Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard
School Period: Future, Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Family, School Story
Series: Cecilia Marya Maynard
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 31621 Read Count: 25671
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 27 Mar 2012
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 18 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Plans and Planes

Thankyou for the update, it was good to see more of this. I do hope that Con can help her.

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Date: 13 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3. A Cinderella day

Well, at least she got one nice day! Hopefully now she'll know she has someone to turn to. Thankyou.

Summary:

Ever wondered where the plot bunnies come from? This is a behind the scenes at look at the Extraordinary Bunny Dispersal Unit.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: CBB member, OC
School Period: None
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7342 Read Count: 6853
[Report This] Published: 18 Jun 2011 Updated: 18 Jun 2011
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Date: 18 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 9: Packing up

Teehee, just found this. You've got me feeling all sorry for Benjamin now - but it wasn't my fault, honest! Harry did it to him (and was a lot kinder than my brother has been to my rabbit *pout*)

 

The packing up looks like good fun! I wish them luck, but please may I have Benjamin back soon? He's needed to cure some homesickness, see, or this plot is going to go nowhere...

 

Thankyou!



Author's Response:

I think it depends on how long he takes to do the packing up - and tbh, I'm not sure how much help Simon and Brian are going to provide him with right now...

Margot's Resolutions by Abi Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Margot's New Year's Resolutions through the years.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Margot Maynard
School Period: Guernsey, St Briavel's, Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Seasonal
Series: Standalones
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1000 Read Count: 1497
[Report This] Published: 19 Jun 2011 Updated: 19 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 19 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Margot's Resolutions

It's really interesting seeing Margot's journey set out like this. Thankyou!

The Return of the Triplets by JB1 Rated: General [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Just how much did the triplets grow up in Canada?


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 810 Read Count: 1620
[Report This] Published: 19 Jun 2011 Updated: 19 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 20 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hmm, how long do you think I'd need to spend in Canada to grow up? Hee, that's brilliant, but those poor staff!

 

Thankyou.

Summary:

Rhyming doggerel about a trip to the beach.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Bride Bettany, Peggy Bettany
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 255 Read Count: 1010
[Report This] Published: 20 Jun 2011 Updated: 20 Jun 2011
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Date: 20 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Bettanys, Lala, and Me

I really enjoyed that! I hadn't read it before. Thankyou.

The Summer Holiday by jayj Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 34]
Summary:

In the summer before New Mistress, Kathie Ferrars goes on holiday with her aunt and uncle and does something she'll come to regret.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Friendship, Romance, Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8418 Read Count: 11330
[Report This] Published: 22 Jun 2011 Updated: 18 Sep 2011
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Date: 01 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Surviving

I've just read all of this through in one go - very interesting, and very plausible. Thankyou!

Summary:

Felicity desperately wants to meet Father Christmas, but gets more than she bargained for when she waits up one Christmas Eve.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Felicity Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Humour, Seasonal
Series: Standalones
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2076 Read Count: 2173
[Report This] Published: 23 Jun 2011 Updated: 23 Jun 2011
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Date: 23 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Felicity and Father Christmas

That was sweet and sad and funny all in equal measure, and a lovely ending. Thankyou!

Summary:

After the ice carnival, Susie needs to re-establish the bounds of her relationship with Nell, and matters come to a head when Matron Wilson steps in. An eventful trip to Spartz and the ensuing row force Rafaela to take a long look at her behaviour, and Evelyn seemingly cannot escape her world of fear. On top of this, there is the small matter of the junior school thief to be considered. As the end of term approaches, will any of them be able to find a solution to their troubles?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Minor character(s), Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, Humour, Romance, School Story
Series: Tea and Militancy
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 80679 Read Count: 63676
[Report This] Published: 23 Jun 2011 Updated: 30 Dec 2011
Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 16 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 24: Evelyn strikes out

Ah, but do you have Jem conducting the train? If not, I'm afraid that it isn't accurate at all!

 

I'm intrigued as to what could be wrong with Evelyn. I have a Notion, I shall be interested to see if I'm on the right track.

 

Thankyou!

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Date: 24 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Playtime

Bless, Evelyn was so lovely here. Thankyou for more of this, Finn, I'm still really enjoying it =)

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Date: 27 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 22: Rachmaninoff

Oh dear, I do hope that they can help Susie. I'm sure that there must be some way around it all!

 

Thankyou for another moving update, Finn.

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Date: 02 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 23: Confessions

It was very revealing to read the back story of both women. I do hope that someone can help Susie soon! Thankyou for the updates.

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Date: 18 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 25: Causing a scene

Hmmm, I think that my Notion was a little off, but it was in the general arena of what seems to be the case!

 

I'm just going to go and be scolded for my English now.

 

Thankyou for another update!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 20 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 26: The Skelettbund

Oh dear! I sense an awful lot of trouble to come... *wibbles*

 

Thanks Finn!

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Date: 29 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 27: What happened in Spartz

Thankyou for taking the time to give us an update Finn! I'm really scared for the Juniors, and Susie, though - I can just imagine what Madge would say if she had to go and pick up her pupils from the local jail *shudder*

 

Please do make it back as soon as you can! I'm all agog...

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 05 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 28: Several events happening all at once

Oh no, oh no, oh no. I sense imminent disaster on all sides, and lots of trouble before the day is through. Please come back soon and relieve me of my worries!

Reviewer: Chubby Monkey Signed
Date: 11 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 29: Inside the Rathaus

*scuttles to hide behind the fallen shelves*

 

I'm sorry, it was probably my fault that T&M suffered such a delay! But I really am enjoying it, honestly, and please write some more soon.



Author's Response:

Not your fault at all, young Ariel - just a mixture of laziness on my part and also disillusionment with the whole SDL format and total lack of yibble, which used to make writing this story so much fun. Ah well, I suppose I'll just have to get used to it!