I am glad I found the sequel to Orpheus. I loved that ficlet on winchester_hell. And honestly, I was hoping to hear more from Maggie. I felt very close to her and I like the way she feels about the boys. I imagine I would feel and react the same way if they were in fact real. What? That just ruined your imagination? Heh. Grow up, it's fiction... oh, but wouldn't it be fantastic to find them on your doorstep all bleeding, hurt, guilt-ridden and in need of some coffee and pie and a few hugs and kisses??? *daydreams*
Anyway, back to reviewing. There is time to drool later while writing.
As usual, your writing sucked me in right from the start. The way you write in first person makes me feel like Maggie is talkin to me and not her friend. This makes the whole story very personal and real. I love that. I usually feel like an onlooker or a by-stander. But here, I can imagine sitting with Maggie over a cup of coffee and hear the story right from her mouth. And imagine that would be real, that I was Kathy. That would mean I had met Dean *drools*...
now on with some quotes...
I know, they’re gorgeous. Oh, hell that is sooooo true. Handsome, strong and badass... YAY.
making them a pie hahahahaah. Dean will be forever yours after that, Maggie! And damn, that would be a cool thing! *scurries off to kitchen to find a pie recipe*
while I played Dean’s song *hand over heart* oh, very emotional moment here. Had me swallowing against a sob that always seems to be there ever since No Rest For The Wicked. An oh-my-god-he-is-really-dying-and-going-to-hell sob... *chin quivering again*
Dillon and Matt *guffaws* Matt Dillon? Seriously? I mean, I like him but having his name thrown at me unexpectedly! That's awesome.... OK, maybe it's just me again. I am a rambling girl with very random associations... so.... *chuckles*
Sam looking at me all guilty from under those long bangs of his, and Dean….Dean gave me a wry little smirk, his green eyes a little sad. The boys down pat. Dean and his snarky, cocky mask together with the especially sad eyes this season and Sam his usual guilty and emotional self... Great stuff!
“Now I have to deal with two of you? Kill me now.” Ouch... so not funny Dean. Not after you just came back from hell. I flinched so hard I nearly spilled my coffee when I heard/read him say this...
How many times was my life going to cross with weird things like this? This was the third time. Well, I would say three is a charm! It's a sign, hunny. You may be singled out by fate (that bitch!) to become a fellow hunter! And, boy, do I hope to read more about you and the boys! *nags, prods, pokes primrose*
I knew how Sam was about his research, yep, he is practically obsessive 'bout that. I don't know how Dean stands him sometimes. I mean, I do a lot of research when I write and you obviously do too but Sam just is an over-achiever when it comes to research. By the way, I like your unusual findings about the fiddle last time and the nails and the Omie Wise-Rusulka thing, I am planning on researching that myself after I finish this review! Yeah, I am obsessive... so what? ….Hm... maybe Dean couldn't stand me here either...*scratches head pensively*
“If I was going to make fun of you, I’d bring up that song you played about me tonight.” ‘to save your true love from hell?’ Your true love, huh?” he teased. Now, that's just mean, Dean. Not funny. Not even in a badass, cynical way. You were gone, for crying out loud. Millions of fangirls weeped over your torn and bleeding body! And you go and make fund of Maggie when she tried to rescue your sorry tortured ass from Alastair? Not fair... Seriously, why does he always try to joke when feelings are the topic? All this no-chick-flick is fine by me, I am like that. But this is just plain tactless. Julie, I am NOT flaming you! I am angry with Dean here. And that only shows how personally affected I am by your writing! Thus, WELL DONE!
“Ironic that it was exactly that fiddle music used in the spell to try to save you.” You tell him, Mags! Way to go hun! That'll teach him! *rants some more*
oh best friend with the dirty mind heeeee. I have to be honest with you Julie! I really thought along the same lines as Kathy here. And that only shows you how much of an objectifying and smutty person I am. If you don't believe me, go ask Cal. I have a reputation among my friends to live up to. I am officially the Team Slut of the HunterGirls. LOL. So, I wouldn't have just left Dean on the sofa by himself. Maybe I wouldn't even have found sleep that night *smirks*
You never saw anyone more appreciative of hot homemade cookies. Aw, I can see them munchin' away. Nothing says home and love better than a homemade cookie, does it? And the fact that they practically inhaled them only highlights how little of a home they had when they were little. *hugs them for their cuteness* Sometimes real, unaffected innocence shows through their hunter bravado and those are the moments I treasure, on the show and in fanfic. Thanks for that! And I hope Dean got the extra cookie, LOL.
OMIE Wise? “MURDER ballad?” Rusalka Intriguing story arch and research here, Julie. I wonder how it turns out. And I fear there will be some hurt ensuing... *bites nails*
That isn’t any kind of a life for you. Don’t go ruining what you have here. Aw, no... It is no life for anyone... Not just Maggie. And again, it tears me apart that they have to suffer so badly from their destiny. I really want them to have a few moments to rest and relax sometimes. To simply forget the woes of being a Winchester... *sniffs*
“Maggie, it’s Dean….” GOSH! Cliffie... OI!!! MEAN. UGH. TORTURE. HOW? WHAT THE F***? *splutters* What have you done to him, Julie? Is he hurt? Did he drown? Is he in hospital (ooooh, the thought of him all hurt and vulnerable, yummy) How can you just leave me here like this! I want my next chapter. NOW *stomps foot* NOWNOWNOWNOWNOW *sulks* *pouts* *begs*
Thanks for sharing! And don't you dare wait too long for the next installment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, thank you! My first review, and it's a great one! Thank you thank you thank you! I fought with this one for a long time- I knew what I wanted to write about, and the pieces just weren't coming together the way I wanted. THAT being said, I'm so glad that things finally DID come together- your response definitely tells me that.
Dillon was a name I had from the last story, and Matt is the name of my brother-in-law. I didn't actually MEAN for them to be Matt Dillon...OOPS! :)
The research was a lot of fun for this. Murder ballads are real. I did not make them up- nor did I make up Omie Wise. She's the real deal. I don't actually think that her ghost is out killing people mind you... If you're interested, Sharyn McCrumb writes a whole series of murder mysteries based on Appalachian murder ballads. I think the first one is Pretty Polly. You might enjoy them.
As far as cliffhangers go...wow...I kind of like being on this side of the cliffhanger for a change. Oh, the POWER!!!
Thanks again, hon, I'll have part two up soon.