Reviewer: SamGirl2011andBeyond (Signed)
17/04/12 09:55 AM · On:
As usual, I love this.
Love Dean taking care of Sam and teasing him.
Thanks so much, Laina.
This was intended for one of those fanzines, but I chickened out. One of the other site authors at the time tried to talk me into it, but I just couldn't do it. Couldn't face being edited to death, and then not owning the story for twelve months.
It's just not me...*cluck-cluck-cluck*
I had lots of fun with the symmetry of the story, repeating the same incident ten years apart. Probably stems from me being a bookkeeper - I like things neatly balanced - lol.
Thanks heaps - I'm glad you loved it.
Reviewer: Dolphindreamer (Signed)
04/04/10 10:42 PM · On:
Dean's smirk returned, and he waggled his eyebrows at his puzzled sibling. "You're a real screamer, Sammy. You make that much noise when you're with a chick?"
LOL....great story! I adore your banter like the above. You have the guys pinned down to a T.
Your details are great too. I could so see this in my head ....playing out as if I were standing right there.
WAY TO GO!
Thank you so much, Karen.
I had fun with this one - it just flowed, surprisingly enough, almost non-stop from my brain to the keyboard. And I love the boys' banter - Dean's irreverent sense of humour even in the grimmest of times always makes me chuckle.
Glad I could paint such a vivid picture for you. I just try to write what I see playing out in my head, and hope that it translates to the written word the way it should.
Thanks once again.
Reviewer: Micaiah (Signed)
11/03/10 11:13 PM · On:
I like how Dean's actions mirrored John's from ten years earlier. Dean has been Sam's father, mother, brother and best friend.
I am surprised Dean even knows the song "I believe I can fly"--doesn't seem like it would be playing in the cassette player of the Impala. Must have heard that from Sam's iPod. :)
Well, like I told Kiara, it was from the movie Space Jam, and it's likely that Dean being bored in the motel room with John on a hunt and Sam at Stanford, might have caught the thing on tv one dark lonely night, and figured watching a kids' movie was better than talking to the walls.....
Thanks for that - yes, I was aiming for the symmetry of Dean as parent - and was quite prepared to throw Sam off a cliff twice to achieve it - LOL. Poor Sam.....
Reviewer: ashon13 (Signed)
29/03/09 01:42 PM · On:
Oh man, that's so cute! I love the ending! Dean singing! And poor Sam, always getting hurt no matter what day, or age, pain seems to find him. ;P
Yes, poor Sam really copped it this time - not once, but twice. And with the same spirit, in the same place on the trail. He's definitely a trouble-magnet, isn't he?
Chuffed that you loved the ending - I really enjoyed writing that scene.
Reviewer: gidgetgal9 (Signed)
21/01/09 05:03 PM · On:
This was just wonderful-I love stories that do the flash back thing well- and you do it so well tying the past in with the present.
Plus the end- with Dean singing to his brother? priceless! :0) Gidget
Thanks for that, Claudia.
I really liked the idea of the symmetry of this, and I very carefully tied the two hunts together for that reason.
Oh, and can you just imagine the pained look on Sam's face at the end when Dean starts singing? I had that song planned right from the start of the story for just that purpose - lol.
So glad you enjoyed this one...Jules
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
09/12/08 04:12 AM · On:
Screw the lagit med info. This story trully rocks, but why do most writers have to pick on the sensitive guy instead of the rugged one. No, wait I take it back . . . I am 5, 6 he's 6' 4 and we both have two left feet. Damn!!! Very vivid imagination you have your cool with me can't wait for another one of yours. Thanks.
Author's Response: Thanks for that. As for picking on the sensitive one - well, poor Sam - he's just such a magnet for anything supernatural, isn't he? Thanks for reading....Jules
Reviewer: calcium77 (Signed)
12/11/08 05:34 PM · On:
I just wrote a review, but I don't know if it took. Sorry if this is a repeat.
I said that I really love your stories! Sam's leg made me cringe....twice.
Thanks for sharing!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for that, Kat. LOL - glad I made you cringe. Well, sort of glad. (yikes, that sounds bloodthirsty of me) One of the girls on SN.tv asked me was I intending to put Sam in a wheelchair - ROFL. Don't worry - the next multi-chapter I have planned will be harmless - he won't even get a shaving nick...honest....would I lie?.....Jules
Reviewer: kiara_ratterjmouse (Signed)
12/11/08 02:43 AM · On:
I would also like to know how Dean knows that song.... if he is a rock head (no pun intended) then how does he know that? unless he watched Ice Age 2 ....
much love Kiara
Author's Response: The song was originally from the Michael Jordan movie Space Jam, actually. But then again, I'm quite a bit older than you, so my memory goes back a bit further. And you never know - recovering from a hunt, stuck in a crappy motel room, Sam away at college and John heaven knows where....even a kid's movie has got to be better than talking to the walls!....Jules
Reviewer: cheri (Signed)
11/11/08 06:39 PM · On:
Great job---I always like your stories---you do a great job with the dialogue between the boys---and you always add a touch of humor which is nice---I really enjoyed it!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Cherie. This was a fun little piece to write, even though it did require a lot of scrolling back and forth to make sure I had the symmetry of the two hunts right. I'm chuffed that you enjoyed it so much. And I'll always try to break the angst with a little humour, just like Dean....Jules
Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
11/11/08 06:12 PM · On:
Oh good story! Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you, Primrose. I'm so glad you liked it. Hope it brought a smile to your day...Jules
Reviewer: Midge (Signed)
11/11/08 01:55 PM · On:
LOL. Just love the ending,"I believe I can fly" typical smart mouthed Dean, I can just picture him tormenting Sam all the whilst he can't retaliate. But then I'm sure Sam would get his own back sometime.
Thanks for a great read. If someone wrote me a story for my birthday I'd be very happy and proud even if it was alittle late.
Author's Response: Thanks, Midge. Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall for one of their prank-fests? I think Sam would be an evil genius when it comes to payback - and he's had a good teacher in Dean. I once read a K Hanna Korossy story where there was a prank war, and Sam had somehow managed to fill the Impala with those noodle-shaped funny smelling foamy pieces that companies use in boxes for packing. Glad you loved the story, hon....Jules
Reviewer: BlackBirdWake (Signed)
11/11/08 10:48 AM · On:
Author's Response: Why thank you! I'm chuffed that you thought so. Hope it cheered up your day...Jules
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
11/11/08 09:03 AM · On:
Loved it Jules, great brotherly moments. - Kel ;)
Author's Response: Thanks, Kelly. I just needed something happy, since Season 4 is getting so damned tense. I'm running out of nails to chew off....Jules
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
11/11/08 08:11 AM · On:
A wonderfuly written fic, i loved this,poor Sam not once but twice.
A great chapter ending lol.
Author's Response: Thanks for that. Yes, it could only happen to Sam, couldn't it? Poor baby - he needs a hug. I know quite a few who would volunteer. Glad you enjoyed it....Jules
Reviewer: vonnie836 (Signed)
11/11/08 07:34 AM · On:
Like all your other stories, this one is fantastic. I'm so glad you decided topost it rather than put it into a zine. Loved the brotherly interaction but also the trust Sam showed in his dad. Really great. I loved the change from the gloomy, angsty season 4. Hugs, Vonnie
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Vonnie. Petra and I talked about it, and I did think long and hard about sending it, but I just couldn't part with one of my stories for a whole year. And I'm a bit of a chicken, so I played it safe and posted it on my two home sites instead. Oh, I agree with you about Season 4 - man, is it edge of the seat stuff. It's riveting, though, just the same. But you can see that they've both been to hell and back in their own way.....Jules
Reviewer: SupernaturalGeek (Signed)
11/11/08 07:28 AM · On:
That was nicely done. I liked the parallels between the first hunt and the second, although poor Sam. He really didn't have much luck on that job! Lots of nice brotherly moments, and more amusing lines than I could count. I really enjoyed that. On a side note, it's a shame you won't be applying to be in a Zine - your writing is more than good enough and I'm sure it would have been very popular :)
Thanks Michaela. And no, I won't be applying for a zine. I'm much too chicken. I have a bad enough attack of nerves just posting on my two usual sites, here and SN.tv.
There were a lot of parallels in this story - the hunt being one of them. The other one I hope wasn't too vague - the parallel between Dean and his dad, and the fact that Dean took over as the father figure in Sam's mind. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it. It was fun to write this one, and I really needed an angst break, especially with Metamorphosis running at the same time....Jules
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
11/11/08 05:45 AM · On:
very nice Jules! Leave it to Sammy to fall from a cliff and end up practically on the top of the bones they're looking for, lol! Loved your John, no matter what he did, he fiercely loved his boys. And of course, gotta love Dean in mother-hen-but-teasing-mode...
Author's Response: Thanks my friend. I actually had to do a bit of research and questioning of John fans to tap into his fatherly concern, and I kept going back to Something Wicked for the flashback scene - even though he was pretty mean to Dean at the end, the way he cradled Sammy told me that somewhere inside the ruthless hunter there was still a father of two small boys. Glad I did it justice - I usually stay right away from John. Oh, and yes, we both love Dean in mother-hen mode - well, let's be honest, we both just love Dean....Jules
Reviewer: kiara_ratterjmouse (Signed)
11/11/08 04:50 AM · On:
OOOOH ULTIMATE LIMPAGE!!!! WELL DONE JULES!!!! hope you're fingers get better soon!!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks for that, Kiara. I haven't spent much time on here lately because of work and the pain in my hands. Glad you liked the story. And there was a fair whack of whumpage wasn't there? Poor Sammy.....Jules