Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
21/07/10 03:32 PM · On:
Such a beautiful piece! It's so sad and yet so hopeful. We get an insight into Sam's feelings not only about how he feels about Dean but how he feels about himself and the effect that misdeeds have had on their familial relationship.
I wish the angels would learn to build a damn devil's trap. Ha! Good one!
I wish that the very thing that was tearing us apart wasn't the thing that actually saved him. I'm sure that creates confusion. Does he curse his ability or should he be grateful for it?
I wish that he didn't have to carry that burden on top of all the burdens my big brother has carried all his life. What a wistful wish. All he's asking for is for life to give his brother one little break but he knows it will never happen.
Reviewer: Micaiah (Signed)
08/02/10 12:49 PM · On:
Wow, I don't know how I missed this at Christmas time but I'm glad I found it now! It sounds so much like Sam. Poor guy.
Thank you very much. It means alot that you hear Sam in these thoughts. This is how I saw Sam in that bedside vigil - sad, scared, worried, upset but angry and over thinking, ready to act with pent up energy. I was so not surprised when he confronted Castiel in the hall.
I'm very happy that you caught my little contribution to the Christmas Challenge, thanks for dropping by.
Reviewer: Amberdreams (Signed)
25/01/10 01:55 PM · On:
Very powerfully written - I especially liked describing Dean's battered face as a canvas of brutality, and the telling line at the end that says so much about Sam's desperation and about Dean's restless personality "I wish my brother would move, because I can't stand to see him so still."
Thank you very much for your kind words and thoughts. I always love to hear which parts of my work resonate with readers, so I appreciate your review very much.
I so agree with you that movement is very much a part of Dean. I was pretty sure that Dean's prolonged stillness would hit Sam big time and I knew I would end his wish list with this observation. Great that you saw this too.
Your shiny stars are lovely - thanks for sprinkling them.
Reviewer: pinkphoenix1985 (Signed)
01/01/10 07:24 AM · On:
this is brilliant and really gives insight into Sam's head :)
Thank you so much. Sam's confrontation with Castiel in that hospital corridor has stayed with me all this time, and this challenge felt like the right time and place to write all his barely contained anger, passion and despair. I appreciate you obviously seeing it too.
Your glittery stars are beautiful, thanks heaps.
Reviewer: Pandora Jazz (Signed)
29/12/09 02:20 AM · On:
I enjoyed reading your story. It was sad as Sam listed all of Dean's injuries, both physical and emotional. But also good as it reminds us how much Sam loves his brother.
Thanks for sharing your Christmas story with us.
Your lovely review made my day. Thank you for getting everything I was trying to portray.
And you're welcome!
Reviewer: Chasidern (Signed)
28/12/09 07:19 AM · On:
Petra, "I wish I couldn't see the sadness in the nurses eyes when they smile at me, because they have seen this too many times before." This line is so hauntingly true, just heartwrenching.
After reading this story I was inspired and the result Jules e-mailed off to you, hope you like.
Oh boy, do I have alot to say to you...
Firstly, a Chasidern review! Well I never...I am honoured, pleased, privileged and mostly blown away. Thank you so much for your kind words.
Your banner was such a stunning surprise. I literally had no idea and I am thankful and grateful beyond words. It is just beautiful and living proof that your 2009 UnGen Artist Award is deserved and earned. Your talent and creativity continually astound me. And yes, I sure do like.
And to think that my little ficlet inspired you to sit down and create a banner to match it is very humbling and exciting.
Again thank you for your review and for my beautiful banner.
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
26/12/09 04:39 PM · On:
I liked this, beautiful but sad.
Author's Response: Thank you I'm stoked your enjoyed my little challenge fic.
Reviewer: birdie (Signed)
26/12/09 03:23 AM · On:
The phrase " a canvas of brutality" is so horribly poetic, and apt in this softly reflective piece.
You know, the minute those words came out my head, I just knew that out of all the UnGen-ers, out of all my huntergirls, it was you who would notice this phrase. I knew you would get it, not only because crafting words as an art is your thing, but that you would utterly see Dean in what I was saying, even though this is a Sam pov.
And I was right.
Thank you so much for reading and letting me know what you think. As usual, I cherish your opinion.
Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
25/12/09 05:52 PM · On:
Awww, you finished it!!! I've been lurking around the Just Added page, waiting - and this morning I've been rewarded.
And it's turned out to be just as hauntingly heartbreaking as I suspected it would be.
I could hear Sam's voice, hear that note of resignation and defeat, and despair, as he went through his wish list. I could see Sammy in the puppy dog eyes studying the tubes and wires hooked up to his beloved brother. And I could detect the heartbreak of broken faith and unanswered prayer as he kept his vigil and sent a fervent wish to Santa as a desperate last resort, knowing that he no longer could turn to God. And really, who was left?
Sam's isolation and desperate resolve came through so clearly, I had tears in my eyes while I was reading through his list.
So, so great to have you back, hun. This is the stuff we've missed so keenly - the way you can dig inside the Winchesters' heads and bring out the thoughts they keep hidden from the world.
I hope those plot bunnies keep biting you and chasing you around the house night and day - is that bad of me? I want you back on the boards. I'm selfish, I'll admit it - lol.
But if it means getting gems like this, well hot damn, I'll join the plot bunnies and chase you around the house myself!
Remember, I know where you live.........
You waited and came looking...the ways you show me how much you support me continually surprise me and blow me away.
This thoughtful, articulate review is officially my favourite review ever. Thank you so much, you put one of the biggest lumps in my throat as I read your words - about my fic, about our boys and this epi and about my writing.
And yes, there's only so much dodging my muse can do. With those plot bunnies hot on my tail, egged on by a multi-award winning author, I know it's time to put all that effort into writing rather than running.
Reviewer: Swellison (Signed)
25/12/09 05:23 PM · On:
Oh, Sam's wish list is heartbreaking, but it's all about Dean at the same time. Sam's starting to see the world from Dean's perspective - your brother and his needs come first, always.
I wish when Dean wakes up, he has a chance to read this letter; it's proof that Sam is still his Sam.
When I watched this epi I wanted desperately for Dean to know, not only that Sam was there, but how frantic he was. I can see that you thought so too. I loved your comment.
Thank you very much for just getting it.
Reviewer: spnep4ever (Signed)
25/12/09 10:58 AM · On:
Aww, Sam :(
Very good job on the story!
Thank you so much.
*cuddling Sam with Megan*
Reviewer: clclemmons (Signed)
25/12/09 09:08 AM · On:
Beautiful little shot. Who do you turn to when all else is lost? Heartbreaking and brutally honest. You captured Sam's pain for both Dean and himself.
Merry Christmas dear
Crys! There you are! How lovely.
Yep, who when all is lost? I felt this all S4 for both our boys, but especially for Sam. Your comment that I captured "Sam's pain for both Dean and himselft" is beautiful, and once again, you absolutely get it.
Thank you very much for your kind review and your sparkly stars.
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
25/12/09 07:44 AM · On:
Very, very nice. Heartwrenching but beautiful.
Thank you, Ness. Your little review spoke volumes and I'm touched that my ficlet was appreciated by you.
Those end scenes in OTHOAP were heartwrenching amongst a very powerful episode. so I could only write this reflection this way as well.