Reviewer: leslie92708 (Signed)
03/01/11 09:04 AM · On:
VERY NICE!! I hope Sam can eventually get close to someone. He's been alone a very long time. And then after Ruby...UGH!!! Poor thing is soooo damaged. And that's without being Lucifer's meat suit or going soulless for over a year!
Yes, poor Sam hasn't had any luck at all with relationships, has he? Apart from his brother and Bobby - and even those are on shaky ground thanks to his soulless escapades.
Let's hope that there's some serious healing in the latter half of season six. But then, when have the writers ever made it easy for the boys...
Thanks so much for reading. I'm chuffed that you enjoyed it.
Reviewer: saber (Signed)
12/11/10 01:59 PM · On:
What can I say? You wrote Sam exactly as I see him. I'm more of a Dean fan but I also love Sam. Your writing and Sam's plight makes me bleed for him. Keep up the wonderful writing.
Thank you! I'm the same as you - a Dean girl who's always had a huge soft spot for Sam. I've always understood Sam...well, apart from the beginning of Season 4....and I try to dissect Sam's motives where possible.
And Bobby's point of view on Sam's motives was something I just had to delve into after the startling scene in 6.01 when he took Sam's side against Dean. And this was the end result.
So glad you enjoyed it. And don't worry, I'll keep writing. It's going slow at the moment due to real life commitments, but I will be back.
Reviewer: gidgetgal9 (Signed)
28/10/10 12:47 PM · On:
To me - this was perfect. I love Bobby and Sam and I love what you did here. The banner for this and Foundling was perfect btw- as always. Perfect fit for awesome stories. :)
Awww....thanks so much for that. I love Bobby, too, even though he really gave me a few worrying moments in seasons three and five.
He just seemed so matter-of-fact about losing Sam once Dean got all four rings that I wondered whether some of the demon's cruel taunts from the first episode might have been true. But then I saw that teary goodbye and the way he clutched Sam to him, and I knew he'd only been thinking like a hunter, not a surrogate father.
Thank you on Chris' behalf - I'll pass that onto her. The banners are pretty cool. I have to say I've got quite a spectacular collection of them now. Would be hard-pressed to pick my favourite banner. Toss-up between Ripple Effect, Long Story, Foundling or Here At (once I got used to the pink - lol).
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
28/10/10 07:34 AM · On:
this was astronmical and i love it appluse, could i get a copy of this one so i can read it eternaly greatful.
Yes, you certainly can get a copy - just as soon as I get organised. lol.
Thanks so much for that. I'm thrilled that you loved it. Writing Bobby's point of view was interesting - definitely was out of my comfort zone with this one.
Take care, and hope youre back's a little better now.
Reviewer: dixie (Signed)
11/10/10 02:06 PM · On:
Absolutely one of my mizpah favorites! I love Bobby's POV regarding Sam and how it fits into what we've seen this season.
I know you said you don't have anything ready for 'a little while' but I'm already looking forward to what you come up with next. Have a wonderful hiatus - you deserve it!
Aww, thanks, Dixie.
I was intrigued, to say the least, when Bobby took Sam's side. It was so unusual, it had me sitting bolt upright in my seat. And from that surprise revelation, this story was born. I'm really glad you loved what I came up with.
Yes, sadly the muse hasn't been playing nice, and real life's been a pain in the proverbial, so there's nothing to post. The Bank folder is completely empty.....*sad face*...
But I'm chipping away at a couple of things, so hopefully it won't be too long a hiatus.
Reviewer: Oceane (Signed)
10/10/10 01:14 PM · On:
That was great. I enjoyed reading Bobby's thoughts about Sam. Terrific work Jules.
Thank you, hun.
It was interesting, exploring Bobby's point of view on Sam and why their relationship is different. I was heartened by Bobby's words to Dean at the end of season four, and his statement that perhaps they loved Sam too much, and that's why they protected him more than they should have. That showed me that Bobby thinks of Sam as his surrogate son as much as Dean. So from there, it was just a matter of trying to find out why he had an easier bond with Dean, and what he would think of the younger Winchester.
Especially when it almost seemed like Bobby wasn't too fazed by Sam sacrificing himself to Lucifer at the end of season five. But when he was saying goodbye, fighting back tears and then staggering away from Sam in that alley, and his defence of Sam's decision in season six, I had my faith in Bobby's love for Sam restored.
Thanks again for reading, hun.
Reviewer: bia1007 (Signed)
09/10/10 02:44 PM · On:
This time I'm actually at a loss of words - this here is as close to perfection as it can get, something to remember and to hold dear. I can hear Bobby talk. Thank you!
Thank you so much! I just did this massive brain dump, and the way it chopped back and forth, it made sense to tell it from Bobby's point of view. As Chris said to me, as if he was writing it in a diary. I'm just relieved that it worked.
I do love Bobby, but it's puzzled me at times how different his relationship is with each of the brothers. How much more comfortable he is with Dean than with Sam. So I just started putting things together from there, and wrote the story as if it's Bobby doing the research - lol.
Thanks again, hun, I'm so glad you loved it.
Reviewer: pinkphoenix1985 (Signed)
09/10/10 10:44 AM · On:
I don't know why you say that you don't know how to write Bobby. You do it so well! This is brilliant and something I can totally see happening!
Ahh, it isn't that easy, really. This went through hours of research and revision, and was proof-read by two people before it was posted. And it took a lot of planning.
And of course, it's not something I'm used to, like writing John, and I'm always a bit (a lot) nervous when venturing into new territory.
Thanks so much for that, hun. Sorry I've been AWOL for so long - promise I'll get to that story you emailed me, too. I haven't forgotten - just haven't had a lot of spare time these days. Real life sucks sometimes.
Glad you enjoyed this little piece, hun.
Reviewer: vonnie836 (Signed)
08/10/10 04:53 PM · On:
Love seeing another piece done from Bobby's POV. Seeing the man talk about Sam and there relationship, his feelings and regrets was great. You really got into his head and I think that you hit the nail on the head here, or at least got pretty close. This certainly felt real. I can understand Bobby feeling more connected to Dean than Sam. It seems that beside hunting they have a lot of other things in common, like cars. Sam has always been a little bit different and I think the only real relationship he had before and after Jess, was with Dean. Every other person he was connected to was kinda going through Dean to him. I hope I'm explaining myself well enough here. Especially after loosing Jess and than his dad, Dean was the only one Sam let get close and I think if he hadn't been so close to his brother in the past, he wouldn't have even let Dean get close. And there was always that fear of loosing him. Especially in Season 3. And then this whole demon blood thing. So I doubt he would have ever initiated any close relationship with Bobby. So I really don't blame the man. I do think, just like you described it here that Bobby loves Sam as much as he does Dean, but never realized it. It's like this puppy that just wiggles his way into your heart and you can't do anything about it. So to hear the regrets Bobby had, when he realized he would never see Sam again was really heartbreaking. I felt awful for him. I think it came out even more when the wasn't able to cry until Dean drove off. He did see the sacrifice Sam made and not just for the world, but first of all for his brother. And that's why it makes it so understandable why he agreed to not tell Dean.
Really liked this one, I think every one of your stories is bringing something out that makes me think and I like thinking. Thanks for keeping my brain going and I hope you have something new up soon. Hugs, Vonnie
I've watched Sam's body language since season one, and noticed that even with his dad, he holds himself back, so it made sense to me that he would be a little bit distant from people. He's friendly enough, but he doesn't really form too many strong relationships outside of his family. Stemming perhaps from his season one/two fear that everyone around him dies? Or his worry that he's somehow different and doesn't fit in anywhere, including his beloved Stanford? Not sure, but whatever reason, he keeps everyone except for Dean at arms' length.
I think he respects and genuinely feels affection for Bobby, and Bobby feels the same, but it's hard to get to know Sam. And as you say, Bobby's got more in common with Dean, who's an open book compared to his brother.
But I do love your analogy of the puppy that just wiggles his way into your heart, because that's exactly what happened to me in regard to Sam - I was a Dean girl right from the Pilot, but Sam...well, he just quietly wormed his way in. Must be the eyes. I'm a sucker for lovely eyes.
And yes, I think it really hit Bobby in Detroit just what a personal cost Sam's sacrifice was going to be. When he was with Dean in the shed while Dean was playing with the Horsemens' rings, I think he was thinking like a hunter - the loss of one to save billions wasn't that hard a decision to make. But when it was time to say goodbye, that was when it hit Bobby, and hard.
Thanks so much for reading, hun. Hopefully the muse will come back before Christmas and help me work on some of these WIPs.
Reviewer: Miriam (Signed)
08/10/10 01:19 PM · On:
Thank you for this. I needed to hear these words of yours to extend beyond what we are shown in the episodes, and I think this is very much the depth of the story as the writers mean us to find ...and so I am so glad to read of "Bobby" talking about Sam, who Sam is inside and of Sam's need for Dean in his life but mostly in life altogether, and finally of Sam's relationship with Bobby. It is also lovely to know how much my own thoughts are reflected in yours. A lovely gift in lovely writing. I am truly a Dean girl, I'd say - but without Sam we are missing so much of Dean.
I am at home, having been in an accident and have broken bones in my foot with other complications, Reading your collection of stories is nicely healng.
Take care of yourself. Cheers always...
Thanks so much, Jo.
I'm struggling with season six at the moment. Not sure where they're headed, but I don't think the writers are playing fair along the way. Haven't we had enough of the boys being at loggerheads with each other already????
I'm glad you liked this. I very carefully researched all the Bobby episodes and watched his interaction with the brothers, especially Sam, and tried to nut out why the difference was there. Thankfully my massive brain dump made some sort of sense - due in large part to my hardworking beta.
So glad that foot is healing now - it won't be long before you're up and around again, I'm sure. Prayers still going up for you, and I owe you an email reply which I promise I'll get to this weekend.
hugs and blessings,
Reviewer: lillelouis (Signed)
08/10/10 12:21 PM · On:
Exellent work of capturing Sammy's change in character after his release. I think there's something very nasty (non-supernatural, but definitely damaged) buried within that boy and really, really, REALLY hope they're gonna have Dean bring it to the surface on the show. Some big girl-talk showdown where Sam breaks down and we all finally get some release from the way he's been on the show for the new season. Why does Sam always have to have issues on that show?! It seems like he FINALLY found himself until the last two or three seasons on S5 and they rip it away...
But thanks for writing that. It was a nice read and intelligent insight into the ruffled mind of Robert Singer.
Thank you so much for that.
And the nasty has now been revealed, and what a nasty it is. Loads of speculation running through fandom at the moment as to the actual whereabouts of the missing bit.
I'm hoping that Dean will be able to put the pieces back together before something really horrible happens, but at the same time I'm really saddened that the writers have seen fit to fracture the boys' relationship once again. Wasn't it enough to have them practically estranged for two seasons already? And doing that to Sam after everything, and giving certain fans cause to hate him again...well, that's just not fair.
*sigh*...don't mind me - my Pollyanna soul is suffering a bit of a beating at present. And I'm with you - I want to see a huge chick-flick moment with tears and everything between those boys!
Thanks for reading - I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.
Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
08/10/10 08:26 AM · On:
I have always loved Bobby. His attitude, his mannerisms, and the fact that he knows what the Sword of Damocles is and uses it in a sentence along with friggin' and hangin' :) I have wondered about Bobby's relationship with Sam as well. I think you have done a great job to pinpoint not only what Bobby is feeling, but Sam too. I think you've got it right.
I had my doubts during some of Season 3 and 4. But Levee, and Bobby's words to Dean not just about family but about whether they loved Sam too much, etc, really gave me great cause for relief that Bobby did see Sam as another surrogate son right alongside Dean. His relationship with the younger Winchester was just different.
So I really dug into that, and researched the heck out of the episodes where Bobby had interaction with Sam, however brief. The real surprise, as I said to Sarah, was when Bobby took Sam's side in S6. That is what prompted this whole one-shot.
Glad it wasn't too shabby an effort. I love Bobby too, and I love how much of a father he's been to the boys after they lost John.
Thanks so much for reading, hun.
Reviewer: ritsam (Signed)
08/10/10 07:24 AM · On:
Yay, season 6 story!! Lovely!! I liked Uncle Bobby's POV. Bobby loves Sam way too much, the way he hugged his long lost surrogate son.. it practically brought tears in my eyes. Do you really think Sam's changed or something? I wonder what he had seen or faced down there? :((( Love this one shot. Awesome. :))))
Ooh, I'm struggling with season 6 at the moment. Not sure whether I'll write any more for a while - season six stuff, that is. Might have to go back to a simpler time and play in season one or two for a while.
I had my doubts about Bobby's affection for Sam until Levee, when Bobby wondered whether he and Dean loved Sam too much and had protected him more than they should have. And when Bobby kept at Dean to go easy, I thought yep, he feels like Sam is just as much his son as Dean - he just has a slightly different relationship with Sammy.
And yep, Sam's definitely changed. I miss Sammy.....
Thanks for reading, hun.
Reviewer: ziggy (Signed)
08/10/10 06:23 AM · On:
Awesome fic Jules, you were so inside Bobby's head there and I heard his voice loud and clear as I read. You really worked everything that had happened in the last few seasons and it showed in this brilliant story.
Loved this part - Headstrong and stubborn he might have been, but I could see now that Sam just wanted to be loved and accepted for who he was. John tried to make Sam fit into the same mould he'd forced Dean into, and couldn't understand why Sam kept fightin' against it. So he tried threats and ultimatums, and it blew up in his face when the kid eventually took him at his word and walked out - so true.
And think that Sam was afraid to trust people once Dean lost his trust in him, if his brother couldn't trust him, how could anyone else and, as a result he became more distant, it was his defence mechanism as you said.
You got Bobby's relationship with Sam perfectly there and having it from Bobby's POV rather than in the third person made this fic rock. Totally honest and no-nonsense, just like Bobby.
And just loved the ending - the hug and Bobby determined not to waste this second chance he had with Sam.
I've said before that I love your versatility sis, you can turn your hand to any sort of story and everytime it is so believable and in character. You know these boys and Bobby as well as Kripke does and that is a rare talent.
Thanks for that, hun.
I watched clips and studied screencaps from quite a few episodes from seasons four and five to put it all together, then had Petra read it over as well as you, as you know, just to make sure I hadn't missed anything. I really wanted to pick apart Bobby's relationship with Sam, and why it was different to the one he had with Dean.
Especially after the surprise of seeing Bobby take Sam's side against Dean for once - that really had me sitting up straight in my chair. I know that Bobby's stance on not telling Dean about his brother's return upset a lot of people, but I had the desire to explore the reasoning behind it.
Thankfully what I came up with wasn't too shabby.
I think you're right with Sam - he's always been on the outside looking in, especially as his connection with the YED was revealed in bits and pieces. Sam's greatest fear was Dean viewing him as a monster, and I think that fear spilled over into his relationship with other people as well - remember his almost desperate plea to the ghost of his former classmate in After School Special.
Thanks for your help, sis, and thank you for your encouragement.