Reviewer: Armaita (Signed)
19/10/09 01:29 PM · On:
This fic was so powerfully written. I especially liked the final line about not needing John's jacket (since it ties back in to what Demon-Dean said about never having 'an original thought'). The end of this episode freaked me out, and I'm glad to see someone could write an uplifting tag for it. Thanks!
Reviewer: Hunter4Life (Signed)
19/03/08 08:39 PM · On:
Dean's dream struck close 2 home 4 me 2. The dreams i have sometimes! Well written!
Reviewer: Rosilee (Signed)
01/03/08 04:12 AM · On:
wow!! that was just...wow!!
Reviewer: POOKEE (Signed)
19/02/08 04:47 PM · On:
BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WRITING. IT CAPTURES THE REASON OF WHY I AM MESMERIZED BY THESE CHARACTERS. THE SCENE WITH DEAN AND BOBBY IN THE JUNK YARD HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE TOP OF MY LIST -- SO MUCH EMOTION AND PAIN - BOBBY'S MOVE TO THE FOREFRONT AS A FATHER FIGURE FOR DEAN. THE SCENE WITH DEAN FIGHTING HIMSELF IS GOLD - IT BLEEDS OF ALL THE PAIN DEAN HAS ENDURED DURING HIS SHORT LIFE.
YOUR VIEW AND INSIGHT INTO THESE PIVITAL SCENES (AS WELL AS OTHERS) AND INSIGHT INTO DEAN'S MIND ARE SO POIGNANT AND MASTERFULLY WRITTEN.
Reviewer: Gobigorstayhome (Signed)
16/02/08 06:28 PM · On:
Wow....just......wow. I knew you had a way with words <HUGE understatement> but it's been a while since I have read your stuff, and I can't thank you enough for putting into words what floated and still floats around in my mind after that episode. I like your take on it, that he isn't feelign guilty about his feelings. I heard from someone once that YOUR feelings aren't wrong, they just ...are. I appreciate your view point, and wholeheartedly agree. Thanks for purging MY mind with YOUR words.
You're a master.
Author's Response: I've had the nicest reviews for this, they mean so much cause that episode just hit home with me. I'm glad it meant something worthwhile to you!
Reviewer: Amy Leigh Evans (Signed)
16/02/08 06:18 PM · On:
Wow. That was amazing! Great job!
Author's Response: Ta! I'm glad you enjoyed it!t
Reviewer: Scanilla (Signed)
16/02/08 07:01 AM · On:
This is very well written, meaningful and poignant. You did amazing job. These are my favourite parts:
"Even twenty-four years later he could cradle his arms and still feel the warm bundle that had been given to him, entrusted to him, that he had spent his entire life protecting. Stepping up to take the bullet without thought, never questioning his role in this bizarre life they had led." I felt those lines more than read them, lol.
"Even with a bleak future, or possibly no future, certainly nothing that would include picnics in the woods and baseball games, nothing to solace him from his past but the tall form of his brother standing next to him, staring a war in the face, knowing he could go down tomorrow and it would have been for nothing." What an awesome sentence.
"This was his life. It belonged to him. He made his own choices. Just because they were influenced by a man he loved and admired-- no matter how fucked up that man had been-- didn't make them any less his. Didn't make his life worthless." Spot on!
The last line was also great, I figured out the meaning behind seemingly innocent words (at least I think so). "Nah, I think I got what I need without the jacket."
Author's Response: You got it! Ta so much for the lovely review!!! I'm so glad you liked it.
Reviewer: ciel4 (Signed)
15/02/08 03:49 PM · On:
Beautiful Terry. Just totally beautiful. I think you once said that you couldn't write beautiful. WRONG.
And no more hair-pulling about "Candle." It'll come!
Author's Response: I can't write beautiful, but it's nice you think otherwise.
Reviewer: CdeWinter78 (Signed)
15/02/08 05:17 AM · On:
I have never sworn in a review, and hope I don't offend anyone, but after "guhhh-ing" my way through your bombshell of a story... the only sentiment that my brain would conjure was....HOLY SHIT!
I am a biased reader (I just need to see your name - and I'm there!) I'll admit that, but this piece was pure gut churning, raw emotional genius. This may be (for me) the best piece you have ever written, and that is in a long list of bold and brilliant tales from you.
I have never read better descriptions of the beautiful train wreck that is Dean Winchester - and you just kept hitting us with them! Given leave I would quote the whole piece, as it happens I will just content myself with adding it to my favorites!!
I loved everything about this, I love how you have Dean playing back the fight, how the thoughts he has finally admitted only to himself are growing like weeds and can no longer be suppressed, how he still tries to defend his Dad's actions, how there is no guilt.... and most of all how he allows Sam to help him up and even reaches out to his brother!!! OMG woman, what have you let loose here?!!!!
I have got to finish here otherwise I fear I may go on all day (and your wicked skills warrant that!!!) but please believe me when I say you moved me with this, you have, unnessessarily, proven why so many readers hang on every word that falls from your pen. Your brave enough to reveal quite a lot of yourself in, not just your stories, but also in your authors notes - and though you seem to have taken some pretty hard knocks in the real world you still deliver for us here time and time again! Thank you for entertaining us - thank-you for sharing this and making my day! For me this was a perfect TEN!
I think I may print this off and hang it on the wall to read when I'm having a bad day.
Ta so much...truly.
Reviewer: mymuseandi (Signed)
13/02/08 10:52 PM · On:
When he said that he wanted to live, my first thought was : Finally!!! He doesn't think himself as worthless!!!!!! And i think you did a very good job with the tag...
Ta, I couldn't just watch that one and NOT write something.
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
13/02/08 08:51 AM · On:
wonderful job and I can't blame you for needing to write a tag to that episode. Thanks for the great read - Kel
Author's Response: It definitely knocked me for a loop.
Reviewer: Oceane (Signed)
13/02/08 06:08 AM · On:
Brilliant piece of work Terry. Loved Dean's last line: "Nah, I think I got what I need without the jacket", one sentence but so powerful.
Author's Response: I'm so glad that line meant what it was supposed to to everyone. You never know.
Reviewer: pranami3 (Signed)
13/02/08 04:15 AM · On:
It was simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!, Simply awesome...Keep it Up!
Author's Response: That's very nice of you. I appreciate it.
Reviewer: Soennelchen (Signed)
13/02/08 03:47 AM · On:
Wow.... powerful piece of writing. Very well done! This was such a key episode and you really did it justice with your one shot. Dean wants to live.... Thank you for sharing this with us!
Author's Response: Ta, what a nice thing to say.
Reviewer: StrigoiVii (Signed)
12/02/08 10:26 PM · On:
As usual, another awesome job! I swear, I'm surprised there weren't more tags to that epi, but this is the first one I've read. Incredible writing as usual, and we'll all wait patiently until the next chappy of Candle is done, I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Author's Response: I thik that ep left a lot of people gasping. It was so powerful just trying to come to terms with what happened was almost overwhelming. I'm not sure if i should be grateful or horrified that i found that scene so easy to relate to.
Reviewer: marian_dnsg4l (Signed)
12/02/08 09:35 PM · On:
That is so sweet! It is great to know that Dean wants to live, and the way you described his inner fight was amazing... Awsome story, love every bit of it!
Author's Response: Ta, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Reviewer: justannanow (Signed)
12/02/08 08:44 PM · On:
Wow, so good. "the beautiful broken boy in the broken man", that just said it all. And you can see the boy if you look into the eyes. Jensen plays it that subtle.
Author's Response: Yes, he is a master of facial nuance.
Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
12/02/08 08:13 PM · On:
"Dean had seen the look on Bobby's face, never understanding the pain in those eyes when Bobby looked at Dean, never realizing that Bobby saw the beautiful broken boy in the broken man before him. The lost child behind the man's eyes, struggling to live up to impossible expectations and willing to sacrifice something he considered worthless for the sake of a life he considered beyond price."
I have to say - out of a multitude of beautiful and touching lines, that one just stood out from all the rest. You have perfectly captured the essence of the intriguing puzzle that is Dean Winchester.
We haven't seen that episode yet in Australia, but I have peeked at the clips in the gallery on sn.tv, and I was on the edge of my office chair when I watched the confrontation between Dean and himself. And when that admission came screaming out of him, I thought - finally! Finally, he sees he's worthy of so much more!
I want to say so much more, but I just can't think to put it into words - suffice to say that I loved this tag - loved every piece of it, and I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to print it out to read again and again.
Thank you so very much for sharing this - it is a true gem.....Jules
Author's Response: I'm very flattered. The scene when he confronts himself struck such a chord in me I had to add to it. I'm glad it pleased you.
Reviewer: Phoenix_Song778 (Signed)
12/02/08 08:07 PM · On:
Oh god this was good! I can imagine this would be exactly what Dean would be thinking in the aftermath of his little epiphany. I love the way you're able to get inside his head and see things through his "intense green stare". Truly fantastic!
Author's Response: Ta, these nice comments make me feel better about how much crap I'm having with Candle. Ta so much.
Reviewer: Stock1210 (Signed)
12/02/08 07:43 PM · On:
"The tiny spark, struggling to burn in Dean's haunted green gaze was for his own sake. This one time, after a lifetime, this was something for Dean."....Wow.
Author's Response: awww...blushes.
Reviewer: Shade (Signed)
12/02/08 07:34 PM · On:
This was sooooo awesome!! I was so lost in Dean's thoughts I jumped when Sam spoke! Lol. Fantastic job. All these thoughts have been niggling at the back of my head and its so refreshing to see them written down in a way that I can actually think about them from Dean's perspective. Such a wonderful episode and a perfect tag to it! :)
(And no pressure, but I can't wait for the next Candle chapter...hehe...take your time though!)
Author's Response: Ta for your patience, hopefully this'll get me back in the right frame of mind.
Reviewer: danrac1066 (Signed)
12/02/08 07:01 PM · On:
I've never tried to write a tag, but I'm so glad you did. Discovering your own right to exist so far along the way in life is a powerful image and you captured that for Dean, and us, beautifully. What a strong and fragile piece.... Thanks for sharing it! - Angela
Author's Response: Wow, how lovely!
Reviewer: Bookworm (Signed)
12/02/08 07:01 PM · On:
Author's Response: Ta, glad you liked it!
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
12/02/08 06:32 PM · On:
wel, i'm glad you HAD to write that. Feel free to write everything you think you HAVE to write, because on the other side we're enjoying it a lot.
Author's Response: Ta, that's nice of you. Writitng like this is actually easier but I don't get hit with the NEED that often. I'll try and have it happen more.
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
12/02/08 06:10 PM · On:
I don't often do tags either. My first was one I just posted for Malleus Maleficarum. Sometimes--well, sometimes a certain something just catches you in an episode and won't let go.
This was a wonderful tag to this episode.
Author's Response: Ta, now and again I just have to do one when there's a real connection for me.