Date: 10/15/17 02:08 pm Title: Part 3
Really enjoyed this, Julie. I liked the way it was split up with Howie finding out, then Brian and then the two of them finding out that Nick was going to be okay. It was interesting and introspective on both their sides to see how their friendships with Nick had changed and switched over the years. I liked how Nick was such a major character in this despite really only appearing at the end, like his presence lingered throughout the story. I also liked how it basically took place over the night and it focused mostly on Howie and Brian since Lauren wasn't able to get there. Not that I don't like Lauren, but I just like the bromance so much more!
Author's Response: Thanks, Steph! I liked the idea of writing a Howie/Brian story that revolved around Nick, but was more about Howie and Brian and their relationships with each other and with Nick. I definitely wanted to focus on the bromance more than anything else. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Date: 10/10/17 02:26 am Title: Part 3
I love this. I love the contrast in the Frick and Frack bromance versus the Nowie bromance. I love how you pointed out how similar Brian are. This is wrong but I ADORE that you Lucilled Nick! LMAO.
Author's Response: Thanks! I think the Brian/Howie relationship is interesting because they are similar in so many ways, yet seem the least close out of the five of them. Then I thought about how that might be because there's always been sort of an unsaid rivalry between them - competing over solos, being Nick's bestie. I have no doubt that they love each other just like the rest of the guys, but I wanted to explore that slight resentment they may secretly have toward each other, and it just made sense to put Nick at the center since they both have such a special relationship with him. And yes, I couldn't just have him get into a car accident or something boring like that. Let's hope he stays clear of Lucille at Walker Stalker! :) I'm glad you liked it! Thanks again!