Reviewer: Dolphindreamer (Signed)
25/08/10 09:27 PM · On:
God love the kid, he tries so hard to break through the walls I throw up. And God knows, there are those times when I'm sorely tempted to let him in, but its just not who I am. Or maybe its just not what Dad made me to be.
Profound paragraph above.
Nice pov. I love pov's they're my all time fav. style to read. And you got inside Dean's soul -- perfectly.
Especially talking about his time in hell and lying to Sam , and knowing Sam sees right through him -- every time.
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
11/11/08 04:48 AM · On:
nice oneshot. Well, not nice, poor Dean, but nice anyway!
Author's Response: Thanks Fredo - and yeah... another heartbreaker for Dean... but then isnt that what we all love about him- the broken but not beaten hero?
Reviewer: gengen0776 (Signed)
10/11/08 12:32 AM · On:
Very nice look into Dean's thoughts at the end of that epi...*sigh* the angst etched on his face was heartwrenching and now you have spelled it all out!
Great job Tree! Good to have you back!
Aww Thanks Gen! and yes- I was "sighing" right along with you - if there's anything that gets me more- its Jensen's ability to pull off the single tear or that whole slightly quivering lip/jaw thing he does...
seeing that- I just had to write this...
Thanks again- and its good to be back- mostly- lol
Reviewer: Swellison (Signed)
10/11/08 12:17 AM · On:
Wow, you're back with a bang! This is a great bit of Dean introspection. It leaves me amazed that Dean has held things together as well as he has until now. Poor baby, dealing with that on the inside and acting normal--well, Winchester normal on the outside. Makes me wonder if he's heading for some kind of breaking point? Awesome job! Sue
Thanks Sue- as I wrote this- I also drew from the fact that Kripke always referred to Dean coming back from Hell as the ultimate POW... while I dont know what that feels like- I've had to do the whole PTSD debriefing stuff before... and its harder than hell to admit when stuff is eating away at your mind...
Thanks again and I'm glad you liked it...
Reviewer: Skysalla (Signed)
10/11/08 12:11 AM · On:
This is an amazing look into Dean's head, I love it.
It was fantastic to be able to see not only how he feels about Sammy and lying to him but also a small glimpse into Hell. Fantastic job.
Author's Response: Thanks Skysalla-
I kinda think that Dean doesnt mnd lying to anyone (including himself)but when it comes to Sam- he hates it.. because of the wedge it always seems to drive between them...
Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
09/11/08 09:36 PM · On:
"And no amount of post-traumatic stress debriefing could possibly make things any better, any easier to deal with, any less stark in my head. How do you wake up from a nightmare when you’re not even asleep?"
How, indeed? My heart aches for both brothers in this season. We're only up to episode 6 so far, but I'm chewing on my nails already, dreading what is in store for them as the year progresses and both sides ramp up the stakes in the coming apocalypse.
An insightful peek into Dean's head - thank you for that. I am hoping that there is a way out of the nightmare for both Winchesters, and I am hanging desperately onto my wish for a happy ending with every fibre of my Pollyanna-esque being.
Great to see you back on the boards - hope that your wrist is healing well......Jules
Ah Jules- thanks for taking the time to read. I love it when one of my faves- likes something I've dribbled out...
And I soo agree with what you said about the season thus far.. I truly think that at some point- Dean has to either break down or give in. Something about Hell is gonna come back to haunt him in some major way... you just know Kripke is evil enough to have that happen...
Oh and I can I join the Pollyanna Society.. I know its too much to hope for- but I hope nonetheless...
Reviewer: zerosbabe (Signed)
09/11/08 07:09 PM · On:
great story and very true how would sam understand.
Author's Response: Thanks Zero- glad you liked it. Thanks for reading...
Reviewer: CatzEye (Signed)
09/11/08 05:06 PM · On:
Yes- Excellent that you're back to typing! - Very good writing it is, too -- Quite poignant.
Author's Response: Thanks Cat... so glad you enjoyed it..
Reviewer: Oceane (Signed)
09/11/08 04:30 PM · On:
Great to see you back Tree. I loved this story, Dean's thoughts and feeling about the time he was in hell, gutwrenching. Awesome work Tree.
Author's Response: Thanks Oceane--- nice to see you too- hopefully we'll have the VS back up for you soon too.
Reviewer: rholou (Signed)
09/11/08 03:29 PM · On:
Nice little story, i think the last line is fantastic, vey insightful and sad.
Author's Response: Thanks Rhona- Funny- but the last line just came to me- I think I read it somewhere- cant remember where - but it was stuck up in that mass of confusion I call a brain.. The rest of the story just flowed from that one line..
Thanks for reading- glad you enjoyed it..
Reviewer: bambers2 (Signed)
09/11/08 02:38 PM · On:
Awesome oneshot, Tree, I think you summed Dean's feeling up beautifully!! And, you broke my heart for what he is going through!! excellent story! bambers;)
Author's Response: Thanks much Bambers! Glad that last line carried the punch I intended... but then- Dean showing emotion- is one of the few things that can actually break my heart too...
Reviewer: naturalbornwinchester (Signed)
09/11/08 02:05 PM · On:
really enjoyed it tree it shows dean doesnt really let anyone in even if he wants to
Author's Response: Thanks Dave... ANd no- I dont think Dean ever lets anyone in- but then- he's more transparent than he thinks sometimes...
Reviewer: calUK (Signed)
09/11/08 02:05 PM · On:
It's great to hear from you - and what a way to start work again! Got to the end and suddenly realised I stopped breathing about two lines in, this monologue just dragged me to the end, kicking and screaming as loud as Dean the whole damn wa - beautiful! And that last line is going to haunt me for a while...
Author's Response: Heehee-- glad to be back- and very glad you enjoyed it Cal.. This is actually the first time I ever wrote something totally in First Person... I kinda surprised myself.
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
09/11/08 01:22 PM · On:
It's good to see you back.
I enjoyed this look inside of Dean's head.
Author's Response: Thanks bunches- its good to be back...
Reviewer: Bugsbunny2 (Signed)
09/11/08 12:36 PM · On:
This is really good, so much emotion... fantastic
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Laura. Kinda ironic- I'm not really much of an emo- person. It always surprises me when people say I write with that much emo...
Reviewer: alena (Signed)
09/11/08 11:51 AM · On:
Welcome back Tree, nice to see you writing again.
I really enjoyed this view into Dean's feelings about his time in hell.
This is a great image of the way that Dean has been trying to cope with his life and to protect himself (and others)- through anger, denial, alcohol and deflection. It also ties in well with the changing relationship between the brothers.
I liked the way you have caught the emotional turmoil and Dean's need to supress his outward expression of his feelings about traumatic events in his life.
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed-- I kinda think that the one person Dean's lies to the most- is himself...
Reviewer: NongPradu (Signed)
09/11/08 11:40 AM · On:
That very last line, "and inside, I'm still silently screaming" just gives me chills.
Great little exploration of Dean's inner workings on the whole Hell thing. I really like this!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it... I thought about decribng in more detail what happened in Hell- but it didnt seem to carry the same power. Thanks for reading.
Reviewer: dangermouse00 (Signed)
09/11/08 10:50 AM · On:
Author's Response: I always love the one-word reviews... love leaving people somewhat speechless- its a great compliment! Thanks Em!