Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
03/06/10 10:07 PM · On:
Author's Response: *blushes* I'm glad you liked it!
Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
02/06/10 09:22 PM · On:
This piece is very good! It give me mixed feelings. happy for Dean and his new family, sad for him at all he's lost, all he's suffered and proud that he values the sacrifices of the soldiers.
Thanks! Would it be evil of me to say that if it gave you mixed feelings, then it turned out the way I intended? Actually, I blame Kripke and co. But it's something I wrestle with - after everything, how does Dean (or Bobby, or Sam, or Cas, or how would any one of us) move on and make something good from so much chaos?
Reviewer: Swellison (Signed)
01/06/10 06:31 PM · On:
Fantastic drabble, with a lot of meaning and depth for everyone.
Thanks for writing and posting this!
Author's Response: Drabbles aren't really my thing - I have an easier time with longer stories - so thank you! The last episode left me with a lot of conflicting feelings, and clearly Dean had a lot too at the end of the episode. So my use just kept poking...
Reviewer: cowgirlfromhell (Signed)
01/06/10 06:22 PM · On:
For a moment I had a problem with a civilian saluting a member of the military, no matter how respectfully...but then I remembered that Dean Winchester is and has always been a soldier of the first line, just fighting a different army in a different war. This piece was very poignant for me as I get ready to go to Arlington National Cemetery next week to bury my best friend who recently gave his “Last Full Measure.” Well done.
I hear you about a civilian saluting. But as I responded to below to another review, in Good God Y'all, there is this mutual recognition between Dean and the veteran, so within the world of the show, I think it works (though it's not strictly proper).
I am so sorry about your best friend. We ask so much of our military, and the job they do is incredibly hard. One of my best friends was in Iraq for three tours, mostly far in country. Thankfully, he made it home.
Reviewer: moira4eku (Signed)
01/06/10 03:30 PM · On:
Sniffle, sniffle....this brought tears to my eyes. Loved how Dean showed respect to the soldiers, how he was also trying to move on and be part of a family. Thanks for sharing your great little one shot.
I just rewatched S5 Ep2, and it really struck me when the vet asked Dean where he served, and Dean said, "Hell" - that was part of the take off point for this. The mutual recognition, and the fact that Dean though the last two seasons was trying to save something from the chaos, both internal and external.
Thanks for the review!
Reviewer: penmin (Signed)
01/06/10 02:16 PM · On:
I guess differant countries have a memorial day at differant times of the year, ours is in November, but those sentiments are very much the same, whatever the war, whatever the sacrifices and they way you have addressed this crosses all worlds...well done.
Author's Response: Thank you! Memorial Day is funny here in the US - it's a holiday, we all take it off, there are parades and picnics, but I'm not sure how often we really think and feel what it means.
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
01/06/10 11:39 AM · On:
This is simply beautiful!!! An Awesome tribute at such an appropriate time and absolutely so fitting within the show that words fail me to adequately convey how the emotions it elicits in me.
It all plays out so vividly in my head... such a few simple words and yet so powerfully strung together...
Hat's off to your muse! She did VERY GOOD!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Season 5, particularly the end, left me really ambivalent - many strong feelings that I haven't sorted through. And somehow this is what came out. :)