Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
14/09/08 07:32 AM · On:
The wavering emotions Dean experiences are perfect! I'm certain he would feel moments of despair and hopelessness mingled with his determination to escape and save Sam from his fate. Excellent piece!
Thanks, Shannon. I am very curious how exactly Dean has been doing in hell. How he was tortured, what he felt and suffered from. Can't wait for the show to tell us about those 4 months.
Thanks for your review. Very much appreciated.
Reviewer: caty (Signed)
10/08/08 11:02 AM · On:
WOW, that was amazing i really enjoyed it hope you have a look my bio my name is katie i'm 12 yrs old. I have written 2 stories and planning 2 write anither 1 and hope it's as gud as yours.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and to top it with some stars. THANKS.
Well, sweetie. I always sneak a peak at people's biographies when they review me. And I am very impressed that you have already written 2 stories. When I was your age I really didn't know how to do it at all, let alone in English which is my second language.
Reviewer: penmin (Signed)
07/08/08 09:40 AM · On:
Fantastic, I feel his torment, so decriptive, The pain....
Well thx for leaving those kind words. Pain. Oh I love me a painfully tortured Dean. And I will nervously anticipate how Kripke and the other writers show us bits and pieces about Dean's torment in Hell next season.
As for descriptive I wasn't sure at all. I sort of chose the worst and most painful torment and described it in different ways. Guess it worked for you, didn't? I am glad it did.
Reviewer: SuperNaturalObsessed (Signed)
31/07/08 02:09 AM · On:
Wow, just wow. That was painfully powerful. i never feared hell. Now i'm twitching. damn you. lol. But thank you too because as much as i truely love sn, i felt the end five minutes of the finale was a bit injust. now i have changed my mind. I never thought one person could get so many powerful words from 30 seconds. Kudos.
Note _ Love the End Chapter Note lmao. Totally a perv lmao
Thanks for taking the time to review. Your kind words are really helping me as I am in the middle of a nerve-wrecking redecorating session these days. SO: Thank you again.
And I always thought Dean was full of thoughts and feelings even though he doesn't voice them. And especially in those 31 seconds. You can see it all in those pretty eyes.
And yeah. I have to admit I am a perv. Every time I am a little down I sit down and write a torturous, painful, angsty ,bloody, life-threatening One-Shot... And IT CHEERS ME UP! Full on perv...
Reviewer: calUK (Signed)
20/07/08 05:13 AM · On:
Well, it's here at last!
I promised, but I'm not sure where to start, so much I love about this lyrical little torment, and it just keeps getting better every time i read it!
Really love the demon's voices - full of character and really dark, cruel humour. makes me shiver just think' about 'em.
loved 'his demons.' the idea that it isn't the denizens of hell tormenting him as much as it is his own, inner demons brought to life - beautiful!
only one way to hell and it is plastered with good intentions and promises not kept - WOW - stunning imagery, LOVE IT! (again)
And that little backwards section - feels as if he's fighting so hard but losing, and all he can do is scream his battlecry - of course it is. what else could it possibly be? - "Sam!"
Amazing writing Ilka, poetic, beautiful, horrible in all the right places (it's a good thing, trust me, horrible is GOOD) and only a little pervy...
sorry it took so long!
Well. Cal. Your review was certainly worth the wait. So THANK YOU! Hope I didn't coerce you into reviewing. I wanted you to read it if you hadn't already. I wasn't aiming for a review. Really.
The way to hell, well I don't know if there is a saying in English like this. There is one in German so I just translated it as I thought it would point out the inevitable path to hell once you don't keep your promises.
Thanks hun. And I can hardly wait for Halloween and the next chapters to Nocturne. I will wait for it to be complete before I restart reading. Your stories are best read in one go.
Reviewer: marian_dnsg4l (Signed)
28/06/08 02:49 PM · On:
OMG!! That was Absolutely amazing. And yeah, I'm a little pervy too..lol. But seriously, I LOVED it. Sammy being the only reason for Dean to keep fighting, love it.
Hey ya Marian. Thx for the lovely review and the stars accompanying it. Always a welcoming sight.
Aren't we all just a little pervy?
Your review made my day. I am currently staying in Britain and working like hell all day, so I really needed something to cheer me up. Not because I hate the UK (on the contrary!!) but because the work is very tiring and I don't have enough time to write. So THANK YOU again.
See you again hopefully...
Reviewer: Scanilla (Signed)
11/06/08 01:09 PM · On:
Wow. This is brilliant! You captured all the pain, agony, despair... Hell so wonderfully. And hope, I'm happy there was little hope too. I also liked the way you wrote demons mocking him (what you said? perv? who, me?), it felt haunting. I'm glad Dean snapped at them, I really hope he comes back as the same old Dean we know (I mean, as same as it's possible). Anyway I loved the formatting!! I wish I could write like this, this is so visual and emotional at the same time.
Hey ya, Scanilla. Thanks for leaving a review.
Perv, well I consider myself a perv for drooling over hurt and angsty Dean. It is kinda weird, isn't? HA!
Don't think he'll be all the same, I agree. He'll be deeply traumatised and fighting against that internally. Owh, I am so gonna be drooling then, majorly.
Gawd. I didn't plan on writing like that. It just flowed from me. And the layout was a last minute (15 minutes) decision. Glad it resonates with you...
Reviewer: WynterSun (Signed)
10/06/08 09:12 PM · On:
Is my jaw still in the dropped down position? I love the imagery.
"I excel at living in hell"
"Sam being the
spark to his will's inferno."
"And he yells Sam's name,
despair still lingering in it
but also sounding like
a battle cry"
I think I've just been inspired to write something of my own.
Hey WynterSun. Thanks for the review and the stars.
So I nudged your lazy muse, did I? Wow. that's so cool. Haven't had anyone saying I did that. OK, then go write something! Lemme know when it's finished and I'll read and review it...
Reviewer: lostatc (Signed)
08/06/08 12:51 PM · On:
Okay, gonna admit at first I wasn't going to read it. Not much of a poetry fan. I scanned though and words began to grab at me. I got about half way down and went back to the top and then read every word...out loud. That was wonderful and a great way to explain why Dean is screaming Sam's name. I'm not a fan of poetry but this was awesome. Now I'm going to go look at what else you've written.
Thank you for a great read!
Hey Kim, thanks for your wonderful review and those ickle starsies.
Funny thing is, when I wrote the story, it was a mere train of thought, interrupted by the screams. The format was a last minute thing. So I really didn't plan on writing a poem. Just turned into one through the layout.
Glad you liked it and took the time to tell me. Please be gentle on the other stuff. I am still a baby author and I am German, so some phrases might sound weird to you...
Reviewer: Janger (Signed)
08/06/08 04:04 AM · On:
That was just mind-blowingly awesome. So what if I do need a subscription to Pervs anonymous, I can see you gals there too!!
I wish I could do one of your wonderful reviews but I loved every bit of it. You must have really studied those last seconds in some amazing detail! I'd better go back in for another look...
'When there is no orientation,
there is no running away
Hearbreaking lines. You've portrayed so beautifully his hope, his lifeline, his Sam.
Now all we need to do is get him out of there... I loved the formatting, it really brought out the edgy, nervous almost frantic quality we all felt upon seeing our boy in suspension.
I loved it... Brilliant. x Jane x
Jane-babe. Pervs Anonymous. Where can I sign in? Actually, I haven't watched the last epi quite as often as all the others. Only twice. However, I guess it had such an impact on me to witness Dean's tortured 31st seconds in Hell. It clogged up my brain. It took several weeks, reading Salvation and In His Eyes to finally sort my thoughts, rearrange them. And it happened all without me planning it. No story line. Nothing. Never done that before. Sorta like an IV tube linking my brain with the computer. Steady flow. Watched myself while writing, almost bilocation style.
Again, stars and reviews are welcome anytime. And your reviewing style is really good, babe!
Goin to do your story now. You better have Sam rescue his bro!! Or I'll come over and drag you in there. Wait maybe that wouldn't be a punishment, rather a reward.
Hugs and snogs, Ilka
(See, I can't even do short on responses....)
Reviewer: ThePasserby (Signed)
08/06/08 01:47 AM · On:
well, i have to say, i usually hate poem posts. i'm not adverse to poetry, i just find most of the fanfic kind sub-par, but honey you blew this out of the water. i am so impressed, this was a fantastic piece of work, and you are thus far the first i've bookmarked to keep and possibly sent to every reader-friend and/or enemy i've got. great job, really superb.
Whoa. Alanah. Got to take a minute here. Your kind words left me speechless, blushing a deep crimson and breathless.
Uhm. Where to begin? Thank you for reviewing and those stars. Always a pleasure to get them both. This is the first you bookmarked? My God. Can't find words. CONCENTRATE! Thanks for letting people know about the story, too. This story/poem/something was a weird writing and formatting 2 hours experience. Not planned. Just somehow found its way from my whirling mind into the computer. And everything that followed was like a dream. Haha. Still can't believe, I've written it.
Read your bio. Had a terrible coughing fit, hysterical laughter. And yeah. Dean, Jensen and Batman. Damn right. Isn't Batman the one superhero that rocks? Dark knight, sad, damaged childhood, hunter. That would describe Dean too, wouldn't it?
Again. Thx for your words. Honestly. HUGS, Ilka
Reviewer: fantasycatcher (Signed)
07/06/08 06:02 PM · On:
Totally blown away by this rollercoaster, I felt like I was going out of mind, been taking up and down, backward, thrusted forward. At one point I went cold!!! Reading this suddenly turned into images, turning me inside out...
My favorite part because it's so Dean was "
My whole life has been hell, you freakin ass holes!
I excel at living in hell.
Have enough experience to get myself out
of this stinking pot hole and take others with me!" It gave me hope for him in season 4!!! You rock!!! Love ya, big hugs.
Awesome review there. That bit you quoted is one of my favourites too. I could clearly picture him shouting this, defiance flaring up and sneering at those demonic SOBs...
Lovely stars to light my future... and Dean's. Yeah, definitely hope there for the poor guy...
Hugs ya back. Ilka
Reviewer: gaelicspirit (Signed)
07/06/08 03:37 PM · On:
I have been avoiding post-finale tags, stories, speculations, but seeing that you were featured, I was compelled to read.
This is unlike anything I've read before. It was dizzying, disorienting, heartbreaking.
I loved the art in the placement of the words, the way you almost wrote upside down and backwards, making your reader take a step back and truly picture the fact that their hero was trapped in this maze of heat and hate.
And I felt the heartbreak of 'what was he supposed to have done differently.' Because really, there wasn't anything he could have done. Dean was at his wall, and though scared and desperate, he knew his job.
I am so excited to see what Kripke and our boys have in store for us next season. The journey these characters have been through...
Nicely done. :)
I tried to find it on ff.net and couldn't... I'm sorry!
Gaelic. So glad you took the time...
THANK YOU. ff.net is a bit of a maze, isn't it? I only find half the stuff I'm lookin for there.
So, you picked the parts to comment on of which I am most proud. The writing backwards and up was supposed to mirror the stairs Dean climbs figuratively. And I wanted the reader to feel the incoherence of thoughts and emotions and his struggle through mental and physical torture and abuse. Guess it kinda worked then.
And about the next season. Yeah, can't wait to get Dean outta hell and back together with Sammy.
Gaelic. You just made my day... Thanks a bunch. Ilka
Reviewer: bulletbabe (Signed)
07/06/08 02:53 PM · On:
I said this when I read it the first time in this new format...it reads like an epic poem, like 'Gawain and the Green Knight' or 'The Iliad'. It just sweeps you along only to take you through this unbelievable journey of pain and anguish and ultimate hope at the end of it all...
I'm actually jelouse of Bev and Ness, I'd love to have done a piece of writing that in some way inspired something like this. Just beautiful mate, and well deserving of a feature.
Roll on your next fic...
Louy-Babe. Thank you for this review and the lovely stars.
And lemme tell ya one thing. I wouldn't have posted this if it weren't for your quick and kind support. And you made the formatting possible as you had some fine advice on the old one.
And to compare me to the Iliad. GAWD. Homer is such a classic as is everything about King Arthur and his knights. Those epic stories are some of my favs. THANK YOU.
You inspired some of my best reviews, babe, go read them again. They are yours to keep and relish. Wonderful writers inspire me in any way.
You are a true friend. Hugs, Ilka
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
07/06/08 07:47 AM · On:
Wow, that season finale just smacked us all upside the head emotionally, didn't it? This was a very nice, thought-provoking, heartwrenching write.
And my poem was partly inspirational to you? Thank you! That means a great deal to me.
Vanessa, Thank you for reading and reviewing.
Yes, you inspired my a great deal. I had thought about doin something about that terrible last scene. Kept bugging me ever since I saw it. But once I read your poem, whirling thoughts became sorted, organised.
So if you hadn't posted it I might still sit here without any idea how to get rid of the mental tornado thrashing around in my mind.
Reviewer: Swellison (Signed)
07/06/08 12:37 AM · On:
Very potent writing, poor Dean! Sue
Thanks! Potent writing, huh? Cool. When I wrote it it was faster than anything I've ever done, even in German. It just sorta flowed from me. And it shook me emotionally.
Well, poor Dean, but we like him that way, don't we? That boy is a sexy beast suffering, isn't he?
Reviewer: bayre (Signed)
06/06/08 09:46 PM · On:
I liked. The formatting was cool.
Oh, hi Laura.
Thanks for the review and those lovely stars. I'll send them to Dean in Hell to light his way out.
The formatting was an evil demonic bitch. Took ages. But I feel that it underlines the hard struggle and soul-threatening situation nicely.
Reviewer: birdie (Signed)
06/06/08 05:19 PM · On:
Hey babe. Wow emotion packed and written from the heart. That season finale is stirring such passion in us isn't it?
Ness's poem is beautiful I agree, so my congrats to her and you for your fine words.
See you soon. Bev xx
Lovely birdie... Thank you so much for everything you have done for me in the last weeks. Though we only met in April on yahooand UNGen I feel I have known you all my life.
This whole writing business culminating in the feature is all because of your encouragement, support and helpfulness and neverending patience.
Loves ya big time, Ilka
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
06/06/08 12:41 PM · On:
Wow, that was brilliant.
In a heartbreaking way Lol.
YOu are the first to review. Thanks for that and I am honoured you liked it. Wasn't sure about it at all...