Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
20/05/10 10:17 PM · On:
If it offends anyone, sorry! But, well, tough. Love it! Stick to your guns. You've given warning, if people want to read it and get offended, screw them!This was a very imaginative piece! It was kind of scary. Sam becoming whatever it was that he became. And how sad that he and Dean have become polite strangers. But in the end, they still love and care for one another (which is even more sad in a way). I was so surprised (and a little appalled) at Dean's reaction to Sam after the light changed him. How horrible for both men! The banner is eerie and fabulous! Great job! It's what made the story a must read!
It freaked me out a little writing it, so I wanted to give people a chance to run screaming... lol
But thanks for sticking with it! This is one of my favourite pieces, and I love that you got what I wanted to show - the scariness of what they've become, the sadness of the distance in their relationship, especially when it's set against that fraternity, and a hint of anger at what they've done - Dean's reaction surprised me too, in a way, it wasn't something I expected to write when I started this piece, but as soon as I 'saw' it in my head, it fit.
Glad you liked the banner too!
Reviewer: Scanilla (Signed)
29/03/10 01:51 AM · On:
Loved it! Loved the banner, too! Wow! Very evocative, vivid, sorrowful, beautiful. "Because there's nothing there when he looks at Dean in the dark, and just his shadow in the light, nothing but empty space and a memory of a grin and a scowl and worry that looked more like anger and fear that looked, once, like the end of the world (until he knew what the end of the world really looked like)." My heart breaks for Sam. I'd LOVE to read Dean's point of view if you ever write it.
Author's Response: Thanks! Glad to know you like it, and the banner! (Freaks me out every time I see it... lol)
Reviewer: GreyCat (Signed)
19/03/10 12:02 PM · On:
Wow! So beautiful and dark that it's almost poetic! Loved it! Those bunnies deserve a treat!
They had many, many carrots. :D
Reviewer: Amberdreams (Signed)
18/03/10 12:12 PM · On:
Ah but who knows what Dean did in Hell, eh? Dark and darker still... I have to say, really glad they didn't go this way for real, but this is very beautifully written, evocative and lonely piece that makes my heart bleed for Sam.
Gotta say, Im glad they didn't take this road too, much as it felt right for the fic!
Glad you liked it, thanks!
Reviewer: zz1989 (Signed)
17/03/10 08:31 PM · On:
Wow, this one really had me thinking. I quite enjoyed it, and I would like to see it done from Dean's point of view should that plot bunny jump into the mix.
Author's Response: Thanks! I love it when a fic makes people stop and think. Glad you enjoyed it, and I'm sure I can bribe the bunnies...
Reviewer: dollarformyname (Signed)
17/03/10 12:58 PM · On:
Dude. That was creepy in the best way. Guh. I can't even review coherently right now, but rest assured, this was awesome.
Author's Response: Heh. My job here is done. Thanks!
Reviewer: penmin (Signed)
17/03/10 10:23 AM · On:
Tried to add this before, damned computer went all possessed on me lol
Great AU story, I love Sam however he is, with his altered vision, dark glasses, contacts. Dark moments? Dean supporting, being there for him. A good Sam-fic. I still love him. I said that didn't I lol
Promise, no flames :)
It is a Sammy one, this. Maybe I ought to do the Dean PoV someday...
Wonder if I can translate the Rituale Romanun into binary.
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
16/03/10 07:46 PM · On:
Oh wow... I dont think I "saw" (pardon the irony of that comment) coming. Not sure what i thought this story was going to be about- but it wasnt this when i first started reading. At first- i thought it was some "hunt gone wrong", then even as I read on, I got that it was the whole S4 finale- but even then- I somehow convinced myself that Sam had just been blinded by that glaring light of Lucifer's rising.
And I supposed even to the end... I was still in some sort of fiction-denial- trying to think that the whole glasses and "lenses" reference was nothing more than a cover to replace some hideous deformity...
But I knew better... LOL! And I have to say- I love the implication of this... while others may not- I do- I love that its possible Sam could have "become something else" at the convent. I love that "just maybe" Dean might have 'seen something in his eyes" something that maybe Dean has feared ( gosh the implication from back in Yellow Fever comes to mind).
So all I can say ( cause not like I havent droned on enough) is this is a pretty cool AU... and give those bunnies some carrots. Well done... and very thought-provoking.
The yellow fever implication is spot on! One thing I really love about fanfiction - while I can one thing in my mind for a story, when people read it they can come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful alternatives, and it's great hearing your take on it!
I'll toss the carrots at the bunnies from a save distance though. They're scary... lol
Reviewer: RoweenaC (Signed)
16/03/10 05:21 PM · On:
Loved this one. So poetic and yet you managed to write it in prose. It feels like a poem most of the time. So many layers in this one. It is deffo a ficlet to come back to and read again.
I love how Sam pretends to be blind to hide the full extent of his visionary abilities. Resorting to darkness and a lie (so like him!) to make it easier for Dean and himself. Resorting to darkness as brightness is too painful to sustain.
And Dean, gawd that bit about the blood on the girls' lips back in hell... creepy. And so much like I think it must have been. Yeah, I am that sick...
I hurt for the boys, they are so uncomfortable with each other, light years apart when they are alone. Dean doesn't look at Sam anymore and Sam daren't look at him for the nothingness that hits his irises and his soul each time. Truly the worst result of a risen Lucifer ever. Even the boys ending up as meatsuits doesn't come close to this. Their brotherhood has been ripped apart completely... destroyed everything that made them who they were before...
They seem so numb, just going through the motions, empty... Aw. That Sam sees Dean as a mere shadow fits that feeling so well... empty and dark...
Wouldn't it be a relief for both of them if Dean actually saw Sam's eyes for what they are and fulfilled his promise? Salvation for both of them... awwwwww
Count yourself a success as you made me tear up several times with this one!
Oh, and I luuuuuurve the banner. Brilliant art hun! Even without any Winchester prettiness it promotes this fic terrifically! GET AN ACCOUNT AT DEVIANTART... NOW! *eyes you imperiously*
Excellent work hun!
*bows and scrapes*
I think that 'going through the motions' feeling was something I hadn't actually planned, but just evolved along the way. But it fits, so thank you for pointing it out to me! And it would be a relief, if a double-edged on, for Dean to keep that promise.
Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
16/03/10 02:56 PM · On:
Seeing EVERYTHING is just as blinding as seeing nothing. I'm a big fan of blind Sam or Dean stories anyway, and this was SO interesting! I hate it that there's still the distance between the boys, but given what happened, I don't see how it could be any other way. Good job!
Author's Response: Ta hun! It was incredibly absorbing to write this one, felt a bit like coming up for air when it was done, so I'm glad it intrigued ya!