Reviewer: SamGirl2011andBeyond (Signed)
17/04/12 04:49 PM · On:
I loved this story.
The way you write the boys, you're just so darn good at it.
You had me going when Dean went into the motel room that was in flames.
But then I remembered that one of your rules is that you don't write death fics, and that made me breathe a little easier, lol.
You write very good stories.
They are well though-out and very well written and you are officially one of my favorite authors.
Thank you for that.
Sorry I fell behind a bit in the reviews - we've had a death in the family, and the last couple of weeks have been a bit all over the place.
Ah, yes, Dean rushing into the burning motel - I had been planning that right from the beginning of the story. Actually, that scene, the St Christopher medal for Sam's birthday, Sam tackling the ghost hunt on his own and getting in over his head, and the little scene where Sam's tracking Dean and Dean sneaks out and yanks him back by the hood of his jacket - they were all in my original idea and outline.
Originally I'd planned to have the hoodie yanking scene in the actual haunted house, but as I got stuck into the story in earnest, I couldn't actually fit it in, so it progressed to the alley instead.
Sometimes writing for me is a bit of a chess game - I know the end result, but then I have to work out the strategy to get the tale there.
Thanks so much for reading - I'm glad you loved this one.
Reviewer: Dolphindreamer (Signed)
11/07/10 09:46 PM · On:
"To SW from DW - Family is everything."
"Oh, God..." Sam bit his lip as he felt the tears spilling down his cheeks. Family is everything...
Just toot sweet.
I love I don't have to wait 'til Friday == he he.
What can I say about this story that others have not?
I swear you should write for the show!
Your stories would make great episodes.
Thank you to Chris and Ziggy...I'll say it again...you guys make an awesome team!
Me -- having a blast -- reading you! Thanks again to Ziggy who pointed me your way. She is so supportive of everyone!
Wow, you certainly motored through this one - lol. You must have had your best running shoes on.
Thank you so much, Karen. I had fun on this one, ramping up the tension until it finally snapped, along with poor Sammy. And thankfully it all still worked because of the new information on the birthday thing and my having to shift the timeline around a bit to suit.
Someone actually told me to leave it as the original, as it didn't matter, but it mattered to me. I wasn't writing an AU story this time, so I needed to match the tale to the established facts. It meant some rewrites in a couple of spots, but it really wasn't that much of a drama.
And I felt better for changing it once I found out Sam's birthday was actually the day he was brought back to life.
Huge thanks once again, my friend. I'm so thrilled you're enjoying yourself so much in my world.
I read your Sam-stuck-up-to-his-neck-in-swamp-mud story again the other night, and had a wonderful time. And I owe you some reviews when life settles down a bit.
Reviewer: Dolphindreamer (Signed)
11/07/10 06:47 PM · On:
Dean, Dean, Dean....slippin' your bro a mickey?
Shame, shame, shame.
He did indeed. And isn't he just going to hear about it in the morning when Sam wakes up - LOL.
But at least it's given him a bit of a reprieve from Sam's hair-trigger temper so he can try to figure out what the hell is going on.
So glad you like - but oh, yes, drugged Sammy...*lays finger alongside nose and winks knowingly*...
Watched Sam, Interrupted again the other night, and of course, that "Boop!" scene just gets funnier each time I see it. Smashed Sam in that episode was just too adorable for words. And that pleased grin after he booped big brother's nose - oh my gosh - how can six foot four of solid muscle be so gosh-darned cute? I'm hoping the season five dvd extras have some bloopers for that episode - lol.
Thanks, my friend. Keep enjoying the ride.
Reviewer: Dolphindreamer (Signed)
11/07/10 03:16 PM · On:
Here I am! Over here. Can you see me now? LOL.
This is great. I really had such a taste for a true-blue ghost story. Thar she blows!
Adore the Sam angst/booding bits and Dean struggling with his anger and worry at the same time.
Gawd...I just love dreaming your dreams.
*squints into the distance* oh, there you are!
Hello! *waves*...so this is where the whirlwind dumped you, eh? LOL
Oh, you know, I have to tell you something funny regarding you wanting a true-blue ghost story, because that's exactly what my thoughts were when I started fleshing out the idea for the story. I wanted to go back to a plain old-fashioned ghost tale....of course, with what a good friend of mine calls a "Mizpah trick of the light" - lol.
And yep, there are lots of Sam broody bits, as this is not long after Cold Oak, so the angst is simmering away quite nicely, ready to boil over.
And boil it does.......*cue dramatic music*
Thanks hun, and welcome to another wild ride.
Reviewer: dixie (Signed)
25/04/10 12:26 AM · On:
Oh no! Poor Sammy, he's already beat to a pulp, how much more can he take? By the way - great story!!!
LOL - Hi, Dixie!
Well, there is still a wee bit of whumpage to go, I'm afraid. Poor Sam's right in the thick of things with this hunt. And the end result isn't quite what he expected....
Thanks so much for reading.
Reviewer: ashon13 (Signed)
28/03/09 10:43 PM · On:
Jeez, that was a heck of a story! ;D And I had no idea that it was Sam's 25th birthday the day Dean died! God! Poor guy! Man, if I were him, I'd be getting me and my loved ones and cowering under the bed on my birthdays! ;P
I didn't either, until my good friend and fellow author BlueEyedDemonLiz revealed in a story of hers that Sam was brought back to life on his 24th birthday, and when I contacted her about it, she told me it was in the season 2 companion. I was floored! And devastated for poor Sam, given the fact that Dean's deal fell due on his 25th. I wouldn't be celebrating any birthdays after that.....
Reviewer: ashon13 (Signed)
28/03/09 10:40 PM · On:
Wow, you sure don't like to make it easy for our boys do ya? ;D
No, I don't - lol. Although I have written a story where the only ouchie is a small bruise on Dean's hip.
Glad you're enjoying this one.
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
23/03/09 04:01 PM · On:
You mentioned this story in your email to me- and I couldnt remember if I had read it or not-
So- I pleasantly DEVOURED it in one setting- realizing that I hadnt.
Love Dave... nice to know that the boys dont always have to deal with folks that judge them by their rap sheet. I could really picture the guy in my head...
and I must say- the way you built the tension up between Sam and Dean every time they were near each other was truly a work of art. Once I realized what was going on- I savored reading the tone of Sam's voice inch closer and closer to rabid..
And finally- my kudos for the awesome fight scene there toward the end. I love when an author constructs a fight that just plays out so well in word that it conjures up the physical. That doesnt happen very often and its one of the things I really look for - considering how often these two manage to get into fights.
Thanks for mentioning this one... I loved every minute- and now I realize that there are tons more I need to catch up on.
Hi, Tree - wow, in one sitting? That's dedication for you.
Yes, I do like the occasional character who isn't trying to kill the boys or lock them up. That's the Pollyanna in me, I suppose. And yep, Sam was going pretty far over the edge there - until he went over completely.
Ah - the fight scene. I have watched that brilliant fight scene in Skin over and over, making sure I get the boys' moves right. And basically, I just let the moves play out in my head, then describe what I see. Suppose it helps to have not only a vivid imagination, but two gorgeous subjects.....lol.
Reviewer: mustang (Signed)
22/08/08 04:47 AM · On:
another awesome story. Enjoyed reading this one. Great twists and turns thru out. Thanks for writing.
Author's Response: And thank you for reading - and oooh, pretty stars.... Glad you loved it. I must admit, I'm quite partial to ghost stories - I've had a love for them since I was a pre-teen. There's just something wonderfully spooky about them.....Jules
Reviewer: Soennelchen (Signed)
11/08/08 02:23 AM · On:
Another great story of yours comes to an end. Again a brilliant piece of writing Jules! You once again did a wonderful job showing the strong bond between the brothers. I really liked that you decided to set the story after the deal now. Dean asking Sammy to make a wish when blowing out the candles but making one "dying wish" after another himself was just heartbreaking. I can't wait where you will take us with your next fic. Thanks for the great work!
Yes, Dagmar, another one is done and dusted. I sometimes feel a bit flat after I post the epilogue - don't know why. Perhaps it's because I've lived and breathed the story for x-amount of weeks and then it's all over, and I'm sort of at a loose end until the next one starts. Weird, I know.
I was a bit uncertain about setting the story in Season 3 - I've had a bit of trouble getting a read on Sam this last season. He's going through so many changes, and there's a lot of guilt, worry and anger simmering away inside that head of his. I don't for one moment believe Sam is evil, but I do think he's on the verge of turning into a carbon copy of his father - driven and obsessed. Dean's his balance, as he is Dean's, and I worry for Sam being on his own....Thanks so much for reading, hon...Jules
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
09/08/08 02:13 PM · On:
That was a brilliant story i've enjoyed every minute of it, even the cliffie's lol.
Looking forward to the next story.
Aww, thanks for that. Lol, even the cliffies? Well, I don't have any cliffies for Fallout, but I'm sure there are a few nice evil ones in upcoming stories - lol.
Thank you so much for all your reviews - it's been great having you along. Hope you like the next story....Jules
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
08/08/08 04:36 PM · On:
Awww, I just loved this last chapter. This was a great story, Jules. I enjoy every minute I spent reading it and am definitely looking forward to reading your next one.
Author's Response: Thanks Vanessa. Our bouncing (or is it floating - ROFL) boy is in for a rough ride in the next one. But at least he won't have to hit his brother with a shovel - lol. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I had fun getting back to a good old-fashioned ghost story - it's been a while....Jules
Reviewer: soapsuds4 (Signed)
08/08/08 03:30 PM · On:
i love all of your stories. thay are all so well written and have a great plot! can't wait till another one comes out :)
Author's Response: Why, thank you very much. I really appreciate that. Am blushing....but thank you. I hope you enjoy the next one, too. This one had a few twists, not just with plot, but with having to switch the time frame twice and tweak a couple of scenes to make it fit. I'm glad all turned out well in the end...Jules
Reviewer: CatzEye (Signed)
08/08/08 03:08 PM · On:
Hi - Nice story!
I enjoyed every bit of it!
Author's Response: Thank you very much for that - I'm thrilled that you liked it. The fight scene gave me a bad moment or two, and my beta and I worked on a couple of scenes for a while until we were both happy with them. But it's all good - I got there in the end....Jules
Reviewer: Maureen Nesbitt (Signed)
08/08/08 02:54 PM · On:
A fantastic last chapter, so glad that everything ended up OK and will be keeping my eyes open for your new one.
Author's Response: Thanks for that. I'm chuffed that you enjoyed it. It's been in my folder for a long time, poor thing. I'm chuffed that I finally finished it - lol. The new one will be up as usual on Friday night - hope to see you there....Jules
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
08/08/08 09:38 AM · On:
it sounds like you're mocking my new zen-attitude... Well, i don't care, and honestly it doesn't really work, lol. Great chapter. Won't be around next friday because of an extended weekend away (with my hubby who he really has ways and skills to make me super zen!), but then it means a shorter wait between the updates... See you!
Never, my friend. I'm right there with you. *lights scented candles and lowers self painfully and slowly to the floor*...Ohmmmmm, ohmmmmmmm, ohmmmmm..... See? I'm doing the meditate thingy. Okay, so I'm better at prayer than meditation... Can you help me up now?
Ooh - you'll be away? Well, darn. And I'm not sure I want to know all the details of that super-zenness - LOL. And yes, that does mean a shorter wait between chapters. But don't worry - not a cliffie to be seen in the next one. Not even a mini one. I've been good.....Jules
Reviewer: tomash (Signed)
08/08/08 08:01 AM · On:
That was awesome, loved that one. Can't wait for your next story. K.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, and thanks for coming along for the ride. I'm sort of getting fairly consistent in my old age, trying to stick to my regular Friday night post. So with a bit of luck, and no natural disasters such as storms, etc, you should see a chapter each week from me. Hope you can join me for the next one...Jules
Reviewer: vonnie836 (Signed)
08/08/08 07:52 AM · On:
Great ending, I loved the talk between the boys. Loved the birthday party too. You did such a great job in describing the changes in Sam and the whole story was very descriptive. Can't wait to see what's up next. Hugs, Vonnie
Thank you, Vonnie. So you liked their little so-not-a-chick-flick-moment? Got to love Dean - he vehemently declares no chick flick moments, but he has them all over the place when it concerns Sam. And he's the most tactile of the two of them - lol.
As for what's up next - hurt Dean and angsty Sam, actually. I'll have to start working on a humour one shortly to make up for all these angst stories - lol. Thanks so much for reading - I'm really glad you loved it.....Jules
Reviewer: SupernaturalGeek (Signed)
08/08/08 06:58 AM · On:
You know I can't believe I missed reading this one - I read the epilogue today and because I'd already seen your rough draft it made sense. Then I thought 'hang on, did I actually read the bit before this?'.. *shakes head* Anyway, great chapter. I loved Dean reassuring Sam while he came down from being 'controlled' and I felt so sorry for Sam though - it really is his worst nightmare, being used against his brother. I chuckled when he wanted coffee instead of going back to the motel though, and even more so at the 'that's not coffee' argument. My husband does that to me as I insist on a latte or some such when I do venture to have a coffee somewhere! That ending though - I would definitely have been on the edge of my seat had I not already seen the end! Oh, and this bit made me laugh so I had to quote it - I really do love Bobby:
Tossing the shovel to the opposite side of the grave, Dean fished a lighter from his pocket with one hand while the other grabbed his cell. He pressed it to his ear, flinching at the flow of colourful language and frantic enquiries crackling from the speaker. "Uh - didn't know that - was physically possible, but - look - gotta go - call you back, okay, Bobby?"
Author's Response: Glad you got a laugh out of Dean's little comment to Bobby. I just had to lighten the moment, especially since the boys had just beaten the crap out of each other. Ahh, the great coffee debate. I don't have that problem - my aunt has a quarter strength cappucino (I can hear Fredo gasping in horror all the way down here) and I have my usual soy cappucino so we're sweet. No coffee arguments here. Thought Dean would make the gesture to try to make his little brother feel better - lol. Even though he did get in a dig or two while he was at it.....Jules
Reviewer: SupernaturalGeek (Signed)
08/08/08 06:50 AM · On:
That was tied up really nicely. Love Dean's gift to Sam, especially given he owes his own amulet to his brother. Although I'm not sure Sam appreciated him almost dying to go back and get it! The whole impromptu birthday part was so sweet as well, and I really did like Dave. It's a shame his job offer was so bittersweet. I enjoyed the conversation they had although my heart was breaking for Sam - how must it be to have to wonder if your own father would have killed you? Thank goodness he has Dean is all I can say.. Speaking of which, since a friend in the US kindly got me the S2 companion for my birthday I was absolutely stunned that they had Sam die and resurrect on his birthday, thus meaning Dean died on that day one year later. That to me just seemed far too cruel :( I have really enjoyed this though and I will look forward to reading your next one when I get back from holiday, as I will already be on my way next Friday :)
Thanks Michaela. Hope you have a wonderful time in Vancouver, and don't forget, if you come across the boys, you and I are sharing Jensen and Sarah's bagged Jared - hope your suitcase is big enough...and hope Terry doesn't mind... Yes, I was pretty blown away that Sam's birthday involved the death of each brother. Bet he won't be celebrating his 26th either, poor kid.
Thanks for reading hon, and I'll chat to you soon.....Jules
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
08/08/08 05:50 AM · On:
Wonderful wrap-up Jules, the medal brought tears to my eyes. Looking forward to number 26.....Catch you later, Kel ;)
Author's Response: No worries, Kel - great to have you along as always. And don't worry - Fallout has no cliffies - not one. I restrained myself! Nothing to do with Fredo's threats of no more yummy Dean pics..... Glad you liked the medal - that was the basis for the story actually, when I first thought of it all those months ago. I just had to get them to that point...Jules
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
08/08/08 05:31 AM · On:
ARGH!!!.....Crap, shit, damn....I"m running out of expletives here Jules....good thing that next chapter is here at my fingertips ;)
Author's Response: He, he...oh, I shouldn't laugh. Sorry, Kel. But that was rather a mouthful. And you came along at the right time to catch up, otherwise there might have been a few sharp objects thrown my way -lol...Jules
Reviewer: penmin (Signed)
08/08/08 05:17 AM · On:
Your fantastic Friday thrills and spills makes time go faster...are there any days inbetween?
Loved this one...Look forward to next weeks 'Fallout'
Author's Response: Thank you, Jacq. Lol - there days in between - that's when I write and tweak. And when my beta checks that I haven't doubled up words or forgotten them completely - lol. Thanks for reading - I'm chuffed that you enjoyed it so much....Jules
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
08/08/08 05:16 AM · On:
Okay so crap's getting repetitive so I'm just gonna go ahead and say it....Shit, jules, what're you doing to the boys? At this point I don't know who I feel more sorry for. Dean and the beating he's taken, or Sam and his soon to be overwhelming guilt.- Great chapter
Author's Response: Who, me? Nothing much, Kel - honest... Thanks for that - hope the epilogue makes it up to you for all those evil cliffies - especially the last two - LOL!...Jules
Reviewer: Smudge93 (Signed)
08/08/08 02:55 AM · On:
Well I was waiting here as promised. This was a fantastic story, I really enjoyed it.
Best line was Sam being Dean's 2nd best girl! That cracked me up!!
Enjoyed this lots. Mary x
Author's Response: Thank you, Mary. Hope I didn't keep you waiting for too long. Ahh, glad I could crack you up. We all need a good laugh some days (some days more than others...). And I do like to lighten the mood after all that angst. Thanks so much for reading....Jules