The birth of Baby Way, an idea of what it may or may not look like.
(#) shehadtheworld12 2009-04-30 08:02:55 PMOh my gosh! that was amazing and beautiful!I feel like crying cause it's so damn good! I could imagine if that really happens! I LOVED IT!
OH MIR GIRD IRT WAS AMAZIRNG. IRF YIR CIRLD PLEASE WRITE MORE! OMG!!!!
Gerard will be such an amazing parent and Lindsey will be a beautiful mother. I love it! I love you! :]
Author's responsethank you so very much, my bestest friend in the whole wide world! it took so much out of me to write this story! i was nearly crying myself. my heart just thudding so hard. i'm so glad you enjoyed it, and i wanted you to be the first to read it. i'm going to send the link to bekk so she can send it to mikey and alicia. i know mikey is going to love reading this, especially about his brother and sister-in-law. thank you so much,
lyn-a! harley is going to love this! and so is gerard! you KNOW mikey is going to tell hime to read it! i'm so proud of my work ,that's the best thing i've written since my dad ripped my stories when i was 11 and 12, and the fact that you enjoyed it--this story, which took me so long to write, i worked so hard on it and i had to put myself right there next to gerard--makes me love you so much! i just wish i were straight and you were a few years older. thank you, bestie, thank you!!! I LOVE YOU!!! ~jahnecakes.
by the way, my lovebug, that's the end of the story. ^_^
(#) nadialexandra 2009-04-30 10:35:34 PMOh my fucking God. That was amazing. Beautiful. Perfect. Everything. I don't think an adjective is good enough to even describe it.
I am openly crying, now, thinking of when my baby brother was born. I had just finished my math homework in the cafeteria of New York Hospital in Flushing, and was then dragged into the delivery room by my stepdad.
Oh God, that brought back memories. You captured the emotions and tensions of the delivery room so well, the thoughts that run through your head when a baby is about to be born in front of you. Memories before my brother's birth (things so irrelevant like my first kiss, a dent in my flute, Eric Carl books, concerts) and images of the future (will I be a good enough sister? teaching him the alphabet. his kindergarden graduation- while I'm in the 10th grade. potty training. dropping him on his head) killing me while my mom's screams hurt my ears. She didn't take the drugs, and she wanted me to hold her hand. It was a death-grip. I had to sing to myself to distract myself from the pain. I sang Headfirsts For Halos. Oh God, so many memories.
I can't even express how I feel about this anymore. This is just... fucking amazing. Seriously. Perfect fucking job.
And if this doesn't get to the brothers... I will hunt you down. That's a promise.
Author's responseoh, nadia, you have no idea how important your review is to me. i read your reviews on other stories, mostly harley's, and i love how you're so open and emotionally honest about it. yes, i did send it to mikey. i also sent it to my friend bekk, telling her to make sure mikey sees it so he can show gerard. i'm going to check again just to make sure. i don't want you to hunt me down. thank you so much, nadia. i'm having an awesome day, i just made a new friend, and i have the best friend in the whole world. (that's shehadtheworld12, read some of her stuff), and now i have a review from you. i must be a good writer to be able to bring up so much emotion from you. you sang headfirst for halos. like gerard sang "umbrella" in the story. thank you, nadia, for your time and kind words.
god bless, you nadia.
(#) canustakemyheart 2009-05-01 02:06:35 AMI told myself I wasn't going to read this ... especially tonight cause I'm already in kind of a strange mood. I've got less than 6 months before I'm standing in a delivery room. So I think you captured some emotions here that are very true to life. I can't say for sure about the delivery part yet, but "feeling nothing" is definitely a fear of mine. It's really weird. I can't quite imagine it just yet. To even think about it is scary but amazing and a whole bunch of other things too. I dunno. I guess I'll find out huh?
Well anyway, good job.
Author's responsethank you, canustakemyheart!!! if you've read any of my other stories, you'll notice they revolve around children and/or birth. i've been reading parenting literature since age five. i want to write stories about the boys that could happen, you know? the frerard and frerardkey are okay, but it becomes unrealistic after awhile. this idea literally popped into my head one morning after i opened my eyes. i sat down to work on it, did nine pages, then stopped for another two weeks almost. i finished ot yesterday, and i've been online since 2:30pm yesterday central time. it is now may first, 6:34am.
as for the idea of "feeling nothing" i've read about this in a story a few weeks ago. when i find it, i'll send you name of the magazine. it's not uncommon for fathers, or even mothers, to feel this way. and that's whey i had officer scott tell gerard there was "absolutely nothing" wrong with him.
congratulations on your little one!!! i wish you all the best, and you have my blessings. you're going to very good with your child if you have good faith in the lord and good faith in yourself.
i have faith in you.
and i'm glad this story is helping you prepare. please put me on your alerts. nearly all or my stories are going to be something like this.
i'm going to re-send this like to mikey himself. (the real mikey way.)
if you need reassurance, lwt me know. i post videos on youtube for people just like you at www.youtube.com/thegayestgoth. i'l post one just for you. check out my videos, and subscribe!
they aren't just for young people. they're for the MCRmy and anyone else who needs them.
i'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
- Awwww. What else can I say? That was absolute sweetness. For some reason, this was my favorite part: 'I’m married…I wish Bob was here…almonds…Guitar Hero…I’m sweating…breastfeeding…school…comicbooks…Lindsey…there’s grass under my feet…son or daughter…the sun is shining…' I don't know why. It just stuck with me in the most beautiful way. I like that very much. It's real and poignant. Well done, Sir!! Well done!! xoxo Harley
Author's responseharley, your reviews are held in the highest for me. i value your opinion greatly. a very good friend of mine has passed it on to one of those involved with mcr, so i'm assuming gerard and lindsey themselves may have a chance to read it.
as for you, ma'am, please stay tuned. i love having your input for my stories. and you're helping wake myself up and start writing everything that comes to my mind.
i'm so glad you enjoyed reading this story. this is one of my best works EVER thus far, and i'm very proud of it.
it was very emotionally draining to write, but i finally finished it.
thank you so much, harley. i'm one of your biggest fans. ^_^
(#) RippedIntoPieces 2009-05-02 05:00:58 AMOh my god, I want to cry!
THAT WAS AMAZING!
And incredibly sweet, especially how Gee reacted to Lindsey in labour.
Honestly, this was one of the most beautiful fanfics I have ever read, you completely put yourself in the mindframe of Gerard.
I am officially speechless, whatever I say, it won't be able to compare to what you've written.
I hope it goes well on the actual day.
Author's responseRippedIntoPieces, thank you ever so very much!!! you have no idea how i'm feeling jst reading your short review! you make me feel so GOOD about my writing! i had to put myself there, in the mindframe of gerard, to make it that believeable! and look at what i got! i'm so proud of this story! it's the best i've ever written up to this point, and i'm writing in pure bliss to see that people are enjoying it, especially you! thank yo uso much for the review! please add me to your alerts and to your favorites! i'm going to be writing more stories that are similar to this, and i' love it more people would read my work.
thank you so much, RippedIntoPieces! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
you just don't know what your kind words have done to me!!!
and on the actual day, i know for a fact that God's warm and loving prescence is going to be wherever Gerard and Lindsey decide to give birth to their child. everyone, please send your blessings to lindsey and the baby, but gerard as well because there is NO WAY lindsey could've made the child alone, and gerard's role in this is JUST as important as lindsey's.
congratulations to the way family.
(#) TornAndFrayedPages 2009-05-03 04:28:45 PMWow. I really don't know what to say. I that was most definitely one of the best fan fictions I've ever read! You had my heart pounding too, as I read it.
I personally don't know what being in a room when someone in labor is really like because I was five years old and in school when my little brother was born. It was really good to read something like this, it felt very real and made it much easier for someone like me to understand what it would be like.
I love how real your story felt, capturing both the happiness of a birth and the pain that the mother goes through. It seems like most people only focus on one aspect of it all when they speak of a birth. Also, it was nice to get to see things from the father's point of view as well. It seems to me that because the father is not in PHYSICAL pain, they are often forgotten. As a female, I've often wondered what the men must go through as well.
Overall, your story was soooooooo amazing. Words fail to describe it.
Author's responseokay, FINALLY!!! i'd been wanting to respond to your review all day.
first, thank you so much, Kitty. i'm glad you understood the mind frame of father Gerard. yes, that's true the fatther is often a forgotten figure in child brith due mainly to the fact that he in not in any physical pain.
i got the inspiration from an article i'd read about how a father was feeling the day his child was born. he said he was "not the least bit excited, and felt extremely disconnected" the entire time. the father said that he "was feeling guilty" and "felt he would not be a good parent" because he wasn't feeling excited. once he held the child and saw the baby's eyes had opened, the father broke down and finally started crying. he began crying because he'd noticed the baby's eyes were the same color as his, in this case, grayish-hazel.
that's where i got the idead from. i read a lot of parenting literature (something i've done since age five), and i thought this would be a wonderful tribute to Baby Way.
the father plays an extremely important role in child birth, 'cause the baby wouldn't be coming to this world without him, and i decided to give some light to daddies everywhere for once.
although in this case (in real life, i mean), everyone seems to be ignoring Lindsey, which makes no sense to me. eveyone seems to be forgetting that Lindsey is the one carrying the baby. weird, huh? gerard seems to unintentionally overshadow lindsey, although i know for a fact that they both have HUGE personalities.
thanks you ever so very much, kitty, for realising the signicance of the role of that father in this story. i LOVE having readers such as yourself! you make me want to write more! SERIOUSLY!!! add me to you favorites and alerts, and i will do more!
kitty, you're awesome. please stay tuned.
thank you so much and god bless.
- I don't know what rate this story deserves. It could be rated "original" cause I 've never read anything like it. It was a masterpiece. Your writing style caught the emotion. The story line is...brilliant. It can be rated "ambiance" also because it had so much emotion to it. There were some romantic parts, some really funny parts, and parts that make me want to cry. It was as if the story is what really happened in real life. It wasn't OOC either. It can be rated "moving" cause it moved me especially when Gerard and Lindsey sang Umbrella when Lindsey was about to give birth. It can be rated "funny" too! I don't know what else to say, I mean...it was so amazing. You joined everything together to make something that seems so real. You included the band's success, their hardships, their relationships with other people and the paparazzi.
It was just simply beautiful. I'll add it in my faves. Keep it up man.
(#) TornAndFrayedPages 2009-05-05 12:59:18 PMOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH!!!!!!!!!!
For some unknown reason, your response to my review of your story (just making that as complicated as possible) has made me unbelievably hyper!!! giggles You are an amazing person, you know that, right?
I think you may indeed be right about Lindsey being overshadowed by Gee right now. Of course, it could be just because we here are at TAD bit biased. Maybe it's because most My Chem fans are more attuned to emotional pains than most people since a lot of us are here because My Chem helps us stay strong. Or maybe it's because Gee himself seems to be protecting Lindsey a bit by not mentioning her at all. None of the guy's wives are ever really mentioned by name, have you noticed? I think the guys want to keep them away from the press, maybe. But the point is that we never really hear about her so it doesn't occur to us right away. Maybe. I think it may be a combination of those things anyway!!
Still, I loved your review-thingy as well as your story (as you already know!!!) I PROMISE to look for your stories in the future!!! (I kinda already had them favorited and stuff...Even the My Chemical Childhood stuff!!!!) Man, I wish people reviewed my stories (scratch that, story) as you responded/reviewed/whateverit'scalled on my review. Still, I can't blame people! My story's chapters (all five of them) are sooooo impossibly short and they're just pointless humor, soooo.... It's okay!!! The reviews I get are still awesome!!! Just short...
(#) whitereflections12 2009-05-05 05:38:20 PMI saw this up a few days ago, and I really was meaning to read it but I've been really busy and hadn't gotten around to it, but WOW I had no idea what I was missing!
This was fantastic!
It had such a feel of reality to it...I don't know how to describe it but it felt...somewhere between stream of conciousness and like watching all of this play out live, right before your eyes. It was amazing.
I'll try to pick out some favorite parts...
Oh! I particularly loved that scene near the beginning where Lindsey and Gee were having their hypothetical conversation ("are you married" etc.), that was realistic, I think, and adorably cute...and I'll finish this in a minute, cause I'm getting a phone call...
(#) whitereflections12 2009-05-05 05:50:28 PMOk, left a review a minute ago that I didn't get to finish(sorry!), so this should be the rest of that...
I absolutely loved Mikey and Gerard rolling around in the grass like little kids. I can SO see that happening, and I laughed so hard reading it. :)
Gerard singing Umbrella to Lindsey nearly made me cry, because it was absolutely perfect. PERFECT. (I have some sort of addiction with hearing him sing that song anyway just cause he does it so damn beautifully, and I had to go listen to it again after reading this. :D)
The last bit was just altogether beautiful(LOVED the New Jersey rain metaphor), including the fact that the baby had green eyes.
Wonderful, wonderful job on this. :)