Reviewer: supernatgrl13 (Signed)
04/12/08 09:18 AM · On:
Very good! different point of view, i like it!!!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading! Majorly Kripke'd now, but it still reads okay I think!
Reviewer: TozaBoma (Signed)
06/09/08 12:09 PM · On:
I've rooted around in my old reviews to find this cos I KNEW I'd been here before and it was so good...
On 2nd (or 10th) reading, it's more than I loved the first time. Every word is well-placed, every concept well-crafted.
If there were 20 stars, you'd have them. If there were real cookies, you'd have them. Instead you get the cyber-cookies I WISH I could send.
So this is me, sending you a tonne of cyber-cookies and much writer-adoration from Hong Kong.
Very, very well done. Really very very.
Aw thanks soooo much! *blushes* Cyber cookies are probably better for the waistline than real ones, so gratefully accepted!!
I really enjoyed writing this one - sometimes you have to force the words out, but with this one it pretty much wrote itself.
Again, thanks so much for the lovely review! And here's a couple of cyber cookies back!!
Reviewer: rholou (Signed)
04/05/08 02:58 PM · On:
wow, great little story. thanks for posting.
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Have to vent a little angst-o-rama every now and then!
Reviewer: mrspadackles (Signed)
05/04/08 07:33 PM · On:
oh my gosh. that was amazing. you have extreme talent.
Author's Response: Ooh thank you! *blushes* Glad you enjoyed it!
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
03/04/08 07:57 AM · On:
Like many others, it took me a little bit to realize it was Mary telling the story, not Sam.
This was absolutely terrific! Sad, but a perfect snapshot of the Winchester world (before and after).
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really glad the 'Is this Sam?' narration worked for you!
Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
01/04/08 05:00 PM · On:
Wonderful! It took me a few moments to realize it was Mary and not Sam telling the story. Very clever!
Author's Response: I'm glad you got that it was Mary! Thanks for reading!
Reviewer: zerosbabe (Signed)
31/03/08 09:22 PM · On:
So beautiful and heartwrenching you brought me to tears i just love your writing and this proves why
Author's Response: I'm glad I made you cry! Er... In a nice way obviously! Thanks for reading!
Reviewer: mymuseandi (Signed)
27/03/08 05:08 AM · On:
Argh...so sad...and a twist...thought it was Sam, but turns out to be Mary.... LOL
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it (in a way!) I'm still hoping Kripke gives us the big Mary reveal eventually!
Reviewer: AshesToAshes2000 (Signed)
24/03/08 11:49 PM · On:
I enjoyed that immensly. Thank you for writing it.
Author's Response: Thank you for reading it!
Reviewer: bjxmas (Signed)
24/03/08 05:41 PM · On:
Oh, yes! I am so glad this is being featured so it gets the respect it deserves. I had to come read it again. Knowing who was speaking actually makes it better, more heartwrenching. So worthy of a second read.
We know so little about Mary and yet, she is at the center of everything. There is still so much to learn and discover about what she knew, what she did... if her boys are paying the price.
So sad about them not coming into the light and then of course little Dean asking about God and angels but never asking about the Devil and Hell... why would he? Why should he?
Yes, this just pulls out all the stops and brings on the pain of the Winchesters' lives. I do love your one-shots... now how about the archangel one? Pretty please? Later, B.J.
Author's Response: Maybe I'll - um - stretch my wings (ewww!) for that one at some point!
Reviewer: TozaBoma (Signed)
22/03/08 10:26 PM · On:
oh my dog, you made me cry.
I don't cry. Realisation set in early on and it just got tighter and tighter, and now I'm sat here sniffing and pretending my glasses are just dirty, not wet from my eyelashes.
You are fantastic. Mind-bendingly good.
Author's Response: Oh no I always seem to make people cry with my oneshots! Have some virtual Kleenex!! It's awful when you drip on your glasses and you get those little smeary half-moons at the bottom of your lenses!
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
22/03/08 01:42 PM · On:
oh,that was so sad,well done.
Author's Response: Sorry if I put a downer on your day! Glad you (sorta) enjoyed it though!
Reviewer: Phoenix_Song778 (Signed)
21/03/08 02:20 PM · On:
Wow! This was fantastic! I loved how it was written...at first it sounds like Sam, but as you read further it becomes apparent that it's Mary. Great backstory on how she knew the demon--completely heartbreaking.
I have to say, you've set the bar pretty high. When we finally do get the story on Mary and the demon, Kripke better really deliver!
Author's Response: Somehow I think Kripke will have a much better explanation than I could ever come up with!
Reviewer: Winchester_Warriors (Signed)
21/03/08 12:07 PM · On:
This was absolutely amazing! I love having Mary's pov sometimes and this was really well done! Just Wow!
Author's Response: Oh thank you! I so want a Mary episode... Maybe some day!
Reviewer: bambers2 (Signed)
21/03/08 10:13 AM · On:
oh, very good...lol, i have to admit it took me a while to figure out it was Mary telling the story. very cool!! bambers;)
Author's Response: I'm glad you figured it in the end though - otherwise I would have made a bit of a mess of writing it!!! Glad you enjoyed it!
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
21/03/08 12:27 AM · On:
I have to say I was stoked to find a new story from you. You're always a fav of mine. This one didn't dissapoint, loved it - Thanks for the great read - kel
Author's Response: Aw thanks so much! I don't often get hit with inspiration for oneshots so I'm glad this didn't disappoint!
Reviewer: CricketBee (Signed)
20/03/08 11:35 PM · On:
Wow, powerful writing. Wonderful twist, and then more with the emotional hammer. I love it.
Author's Response: Glad the twist worked! I wasn't sure whether it would come across okay! Thanks for leaving me a review!
Reviewer: StrigoiVii (Signed)
20/03/08 09:38 PM · On:
WOW! That was incredible. Beautifully done, I am in awe!
Author's Response: You can see me blushing, right? Thanks a lot for taking the time to read and drop me a line!
Reviewer: supernaturalsam (Signed)
20/03/08 07:50 PM · On:
Okay, so this little jewel got hidden and Tree alerted me to it. This has got to be the most beautiful thing I have read in recent memory, maybe of all SN fandom.
You had me from the beginning and then you throw in that twist with it being Mary the entire time. I want to hate you so much right now because of how awesome you are with this, but I can't, Iris!
You had me bawling like a baby and Tree even warned me to get the Kleenex ready...I need the entire box.
This was just so beautiful and so haunting, there really aren't words to describe it. Thank you for sharing this with us.
You rock, chick! (And you got Tree with it...YAY!)
Heh heh heh... I'm always happy when Sammy Girls like my stuff - makes my day! I wasn't sure whether people were going to get the "Is it Sam / Is it Mary" thing so I'm glad it worked!
And Tree's a pussycat. Seriously. With big claws...
Reviewer: CdeWinter78 (Signed)
20/03/08 07:19 PM · On:
Touching, and cleverly written. You weave the half exposed threads in the story to make them appear familiar, and very plausible. Loved the twist - giving a voice to the least known Winchester.
Loved the idea that she had been the previous champion at Cold Oak - the YED reference to 'other generations' working well there. The parallel between her life and Sam's were cleverly written and pulled me in completely.
When she 'meets' the boys in HOME, was touched by the explanation for her message to her boys and the fact that the only way she could recognise Dean were the eyes. The fact that he reminded her of herself, and her mother - both sacrificed to the YED cause was eerie. But ultimately you end with the possibility of a happy outcome - lets hope so!!
PS. John and Mary together at last, nice.
If John and Mary don't get a happy ending I'll be as bummed as if Sam and Dean don't get a happy ending! Knowing Kripke though... Hmm...
Glad you enjoyed it!
Reviewer: ThePasserby (Signed)
20/03/08 06:44 PM · On:
Author's Response: Glad you liked it even if it bummed you out a bit!
Reviewer: bulletbabe (Signed)
20/03/08 03:51 PM · On:
Wow, this really is beautiful and you had me going right from the first word. Very sad but very compulsive and VERY worthy of a feature!
I'll be checking out your other work!
Author's Response: Aw thank you! I got featured! So exciting!
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
20/03/08 03:38 PM · On:
Holy crap chica- get your ass back to the VS and quit writing stuff like this that makes me not only want to sit down with a box of friggin Kleenex- but also makes me feel like a kindergartner trying to write next to Hemingway....
Awesome piece- and yes- I'm biased and yes- I'm featuring this cause I'm the Admin and this SOOOO rocks... and hell- its my perogative!
Author's Response: It pays to have friends in high places...!