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coming of age school/college

sidiousclone

im looking for stories that deal with the main character through school to college and beyond

the story could be waking up back in younger self and taking a different path than previous

also could be making much more of themselves than before

sex is not a factor because there a very well written stories that have little sex as well as stories that have a fair amount.

hoping for some good picks if you read this post thankyou in advance

Ernest Bywater

a lot depends on how you define coming of age

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Ernest Bywater

I gave a rather lengthy reply to this earlier, which got lost in the bit bucket and I can't be bothered to do it all again. Here's the links to the many stories I linked to then. Some are what I consider Coming of Age due to how the character changes in the story, some just suit the age and location criteria you mention.

http://storiesonline.net/s/54088:i

http://storiesonline.net/s/66183/finding-home

http://storiesonline.net/s/11052/odd-man-in-college

http://storiesonline.net/s/11363/mack-coming-of-age-story

http://storiesonline.net/s/11493/interesting-times

http://storiesonline.net/s/59645/rough-diamond

http://storiesonline.net/s/46696/shiloh

http://storiesonline.net/s/67755/star-performance

most of the stories in the Clan Amir stories also fit your criteria:

http://storiesonline.net/series/1185/clan-amir

samuelmichaels

@sidiousclone

There is a list of do-over stories at http://do-over.wikifoundry.com/ -- many of them feature the elements you mentioned. Some of the longer ones include Time and Rebirth by John Wales, Rewind by Don Lockwood, Paul's Redemption by novascriptus, Retreads by Rotedrachen, A Fresh Startm by rlfj, Hindsight 20/20 by SmokinDriver, A New Past by Charlie Foxtrot, and Doing it All Over by Al Steiner.

grandad_rufus

@sidiousclone

Too many really ...

A Fresh Start by rlfj http://storiesonline.net/s/68384:i
Epilogue http://storiesonline.net/s/76954/a-fresh-start-epilogue

Second Time Through by Phil Brown http://storiesonline.net/s/69562/second-time-through-book-i

A New Past by Charlie Foxtrot http://storiesonline.net/s/75651/a-new-past

Doing it all over by AL Steiner http://storiesonline.net/s/30059/doing-it-all-over

Destiny's Road by Lumpy
http://storiesonline.net/s/11716/destinys-road-science-fiction-story

Second Chance by Number 7 http://storiesonline.net/s/76454/second-chance

The Outsider by Jay Cantrell http://storiesonline.net/s/57238/the-outsider

A Flawed Diamond by Jay Cantrell http://storiesonline.net/s/73779/a-flawed-diamond

http://storiesonline.net/s/54088/the-millionaire-next-door

http://storiesonline.net/s/65463/daze-in-the-valley

http://storiesonline.net/s/72846/human-phoenix

http://storiesonline.net/s/75513/human-man

http://storiesonline.net/s/58221/new-friends

Some of these Ernest has already mentioned, but I just pulled a few from my favourites!

Regards G_R

redlion75

been waiting for a sequal to star performance and odd man.i mean they were set up perfectly for them to be done so WHY ARE WE NOT GETTING THEM PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i hate when good writers just stop for no reason other then death or have 15 stories posted and 0 completed.if you get tired of writing the just say hey guys i am done so peace out and kiss my brown eye.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@redlion75


been waiting for a sequal to star performance and odd man.i mean they were set up perfectly for them to be done so WHY ARE WE NOT GETTING THEM


I see you didn't read my blog entry from a couple of months back. The sequels are part written, but they're on a my computer which is currently with the police, along with my back-up copy, and my reserve back-up copy. I'll finish them when they let me have them back, along with about 30 other stories part written.

edit to add: I'm working on some new stories, but they always take a bit of time to research and sort out fully.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

I see you didn't read my blog entry from a couple of months back. The sequels are part written, but they're on a my computer which is currently with the police, along with my back-up copy, and my reserve back-up copy. I'll finish them when they let me have them back, along with about 30 other stories part written.


Do you know what sort of material they are looking for?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@Dominions Son


Do you know what sort of material they are looking for?


Yes. I've just update the blog entry with a lot more detail. You may read it there and save putting it here.

edit to add: just made a further edit to the blog.

docholladay

@Ernest Bywater

Thanks Ernest, I haven't checked your blog entries since that notification. But I will check it again for more info.

redlion75

i was not meaning you specifically,just good writers in general

Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

Yes. I've just update the blog entry with a lot more detail. You may read it there and save putting it here.


I get the feeling that no matter what they do or don't find, you aren't getting any of it back ever.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@Dominions Son


I get the feeling that no matter what they do or don't find, you aren't getting any of it back ever.


I expect I'll get most, if not all, of it back at some point. The question is: How long will it take to get it back?

They can't keep anything that doesn't have any hint of compromise under the law - and that's all but 1 item (edit to add: all but 1 item coming back). Even that is open to argument as to how much they can keep. However, the USB back-up of my stories will have to be returned at some point.

The other question is how much they intend to push things, and how hard, because if they push to hard I'll shove back. I'm a great believer of the saying, "May as well be hung for mutton as for lamb!" - in short, if they get to the Screw you, anyway, stage I'll be at the Fuck you too stage and we'll have a massive head-butting contest.

Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

I expect I'll get most, if not all, of it back at some point.


In a usable state?

Maybe your great grandchildren will get it back.

Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

I'm a great believer of the saying, "May as well be hung for mutton as for lamb!" - in short, if they get to the Screw you, anyway, stage I'll be at the Fuck you too stage and we'll have a massive head-butting contest.


And you think you can win a head-butting contest with the government?

It was nice knowing you.

Replies:   Grant  Ernest Bywater
richardshagrin

I am pretty sure the three big lies apply everywhere, not just in the USA.

The check is in the mail.

I won't come in your mouth. (For polite company, I will respect you in the morning.)

I'm from the government, I am here to help you.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

The first two are orders of magnitude behind the last one.

Grant
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@Dominions Son

And you think you can win a head-butting contest with the government?


As much as they try, the Australian Government has less influence or control over the courts than they would like.

Much, much, much less.

EDIT- and that is the case with many of the statutory bodies as well.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Dominions Son

And you think you can win a head-butting contest with the government?


Oh, I doubt I can win such a contest, but I can cause enough havoc that the bureaucrats who start it end up as tramped on by the elephants as I do - I'd be going for a Pyrrhic Victory. And yes, they'll come back in a useable state or a huge payout.

Ernest Bywater

@Grant

Much, much, much less.


Correct, and this is with the NSW State Government bodies.

redlion75

can you not take them to court over this crap?here in the states we can sue the cops for abuse of power and harrasment we can also sue to have laws repealed or clarified if they are too fucked up,like the picture of a girl vs the real girl clothing thing.

Ernest Bywater

@redlion75

can you not take them to court over this crap?


There are some aspects I can take to court, but the magistrates will side with the cops in most cases. I do have a court request for getting it back.

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@Ernest Bywater

In other words its one of those cases or charges where you are considered guilty automatically regardless of the evidence to start with. Child porn or molestation seems to always fall into those categories. I wonder how many times someone is charged but unable to afford to prove differently and lawyers do cost a huge amount of money.

Dominions Son

@redlion75

here in the states we can sue the cops for abuse of power and harrasment


Technically, you can. Your chances of winning are only barely distinguishable from NIL.

Ask a lawyer about "Qualified Immunity."

You might get some money out of the PD or the City, but it is very rare for anyone to collect anything from an individual officer. Which means that they have no incentive to stop violating peoples rights.

redlion75

here in the states we have 'pattern of misconduct' in cases where the p.d. and the lower courts have proven to be always in the wrong on certain things like yours.in those cases it goes to a hire court or at the least out of the local court.

Replies:   richardshagrin  tppm
richardshagrin
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@redlion75

Homonym police cite you for "hire court" unless you meant one that could be bought. If it can be bought, will it stay bought? That's the trouble with politicians, they can only be rented.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
redlion75

so just start shooting them til the learn to be honest.

Ernest Bywater

@richardshagrin

unless you meant one that could be bought.


You mean there are some that can't be bought? Where are they?

samuelmichaels

@Ernest Bywater

You mean there are some that can't be bought? Where are they?

They are called fanatics. Everything in moderation, including incorruptibility.

tppm
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@redlion75

Would a hire court be something like "Judge Judy" which would be hired to hear the case in question?

redlion75

damn beer did not notice i spelt (spelled) it wrong.it was supposed to be higher like our supreme court.

docholladay

@Ernest Bywater

Its funny how they supposedly need the trust of the public in order to do their jobs. But never realize that trust has to be deserved. Its not something they can have just because they want it.

richardshagrin

The progression that leads to superior and supreme (courts) starts with super at the base. However I have never heard of a super court. In the US federal system they are district courts.

Based on word usage, to beat Superman you need Superior man and to beat him, Supreme man. Its the same progression as good, better, best. Or bad, worse, worst. Which would make some kinds of sausage really really bad. The wurst.

Dicrostonyx

@sidiousclone

You may want to check out Aroslav's "Living Next Door to Heaven" (http://storiesonline.net/s/76350/living-next-door-to-heaven) sequence. The first story, consisting of 116 chapters over five parts, is now complete and covers grades four through twelve. The second story is in progress, currently up to chapter 73, and is (so far) covering the college years.

Also, I second Grandad Rufus' suggestion of Lazlo Zalezac's "The Millionaire Next Door". Despite a number of spelling and grammar issues, especially in later chapters, that's one of the gems that keeps me reading sites like SOL.

bondsman

@sidiousclone

You might also try "Once More With Feeling" by The Night Hawk.

http://storiesonline.net/s/41504:6555

Nizzgrrl

My two cents worth -- Add "Again?" by Timm to the list of suggestions. It's a good read, well worth the time and just enough different to make it keep your interest -- or at least it kept mine.

Nizzgrrl

Oops! I should have added:

http://storiesonline.net/s/54374/again

Sorry about that.

blacksash
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@sidiousclone

The Kenny the Kansan series from Openbook

http://storiesonline.net/series/234/kenny-the-kansan

blacksash
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@sidiousclone

Also if you liked the Alcyone stories, listed elsewhere in thread you could like:

Being More Social http://storiesonline.net/s/11041:i not yet completed and a bit unpredictable in the update

New pleasures http://storiesonline.net/s/71313/new-pleasures and New secrets http://storiesonline.net/s/72633/new-secrets the author is long gone and left the story a bit in the air, but worth a read IMO

TeNderLoin
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@sidiousclone

Try "A Fresh Start" by rlfj. http://storiesonline.net/s/68384/a-fresh-start

I'm pretty sure this is the one you want.

It has a sequel, also: "A Fresh Start: Epilogue"

He's also the one writing "The Grim Reaper"

Very good writer. You'll like his work.

:)

sejintenej

I would suggest you google
"doover site:storiesonline.net"
There will be several page numbers shown; go into any and from there you can link to page 1 which seem to be the most popular ones (and include many of those very rightly suggested above). I don't think you will go wrong there because most (?all) do over stories take people back to their / someone else's youth

Replies:   MarissaHorne
MarissaHorne
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@sejintenej


I don't think you will go wrong there because most (?all) do over stories take people back to their / someone else's youth


Definitely most.

The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is Marsh Alien's A Stitch in Time, in which the protagonist was moved forward three years.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@MarissaHorne


The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is Marsh Alien's A Stitch in Time, in which the protagonist was moved forward three years.


How can that possibly qualify as a do over?

Replies:   TeNderLoin
TeNderLoin

@Dominions Son

How can that possibly qualify as a do over?


Qualifies as a "Time Travel", which occasionally gets lumped in with "Do Overs".
:)

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