Reviewer: SamGirl2011andBeyond (Signed)
14/04/12 01:42 PM · On:
Totally love this story and can't wait to read more of your work.
This is J2JSquared from LJ. :)
Hullo - you found me! Welcome to UnGen.
Thank you for reading this little serving of schmoop. I enjoyed writing the lighter side of the boys, especially after so much angst and heartache. It was nice just to give them a little moment.
Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy the walk through my freaky imagination.
Reviewer: breakingem90 (Signed)
27/01/12 07:42 AM · On:
*pinches cheek* how sweet! I love Sam's awful singing and Dean's comparison to a 'half dead werecat howlig at the moon.' So cute! :) Love it!
I'mso glad you loved your latest dose of schmoop - lol.
My intention was to cause a smile and an "awwww" effect, and it sounds like I did. I just wanted the boys to have a quiet little moment in amongst all the stress and angst, etc. Just a wee bit of downtime sappiness.
Thanks for letting me know what you thought - and sorry again for being late with this. Dreaded summer flu....*shakes head*
Reviewer: Swellison (Signed)
02/10/11 04:50 PM · On:
This is a delightful bit of fluff/schmoop/humor and it had me grinning and mentally singing along with Sam. (My vocal talent is on the same level as Sam's - the cat bit me once when I was singing along with my piano practice - which is why I stressed mentally.) I, for one, would love to see the darts game - or something similar - as a full-blown story in its own right (hint, hint).
I'm really thrilled that you liked my schmoop. And yeah, my vocal talent is about the same as Sam's, too. My old cat used to run and hide whenever I started belting out a tune. My current one just gives me a very funny stare, then walks off and leaves me alone....*sigh*
Oh, you did NOT just hand me another plot bunny, did you? Tell me you didn't!
I actually have a little plot bunny locked in a cupboard in my office. He's a little white one - you wind up the little thing on the side and he hops across the desk....when I let him out - which isn't often - lol.
Won't promise anything, especially while the house renovations are going on, but I'll see what I can come up with...eventually....*rolls eyes*.....
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
11/08/11 02:16 PM · On:
This is a rocken story, that i myself can even dance to a little feeling of blushing and i find it very cute. a side of sam that turns to how soft he can be i love that side that shows the symbolic of freedome.
Thanks for that, Ivonne. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it so much.
I wanted to give a break from the tension, and having Sammy sing, especially after all he's been through, was the perfect way to do it.
Thanks so much for reading - I'm glad you could dance for a while, too.
Reviewer: Oceane (Signed)
29/07/11 06:29 PM · On:
Jules, you're back, woo!hoo. What a great come back story, it's light, cheerful and I love the sweet banter. Nicely done Jules.
Hey! Yep, I'm back - well, sort of. Working frantically on a multi-chapter, but there's so much going on that there really isn't much time to do anything but pick away here and there.
But I'm frantically thinking about the story - does that count?
So thrilled that you loved the sweetness and light of this little snippet. I think it was a much-needed interlude, because geez, didn't the run-down for the finale get dark??? Actually the whole season was pretty dark, wasn't it?
Thanks, hun! Really glad you loved it.
Reviewer: saltnburnem (Signed)
27/07/11 10:24 PM · On:
Fluff definitely appreciated! ....and so was the Journey song!
So glad you appreciated it.
This would have to be my favourite Journey song, and I absolutely loved it being used in The Losers. And of course, the opportunity to use the words to the song in a story, and apply them to the boys' situation, was just too good to pass up. Especially given the darkness of season 6, and the continued threat to Sam's sanity with the wall crumbling.
Thank you so much for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Reviewer: gidgetgal9 (Signed)
25/07/11 08:33 PM · On:
Oh girl, you got me hook line and sinker. I adore Journey and Steve Perry. This touched me like hearing the boys sing Wanted Dead or Alive by my other band.
I love the brotherly love and humor here. It is so nice and it even nicer to have something new from you to read. I've missed you- though I know real life has kept you on your toes so I'm happy for what I can get.
The banner of course is gorgeous. The icing on this wonderful cake of a story.
I love Journey, too. Actually, the first Journey song I fell in love with was Wheel In The Sky from the SN soundtrack, then I discovered Don't Stop Believing and a whole swag of others, and I was hooked.
Thanks, hun, I'm stoked that you loved it so much. Aww, you missed me? I have to admit, I've missed being around the site. Real life has been crazy, but it's finally settling down, Chris's flat is just a couple of weeks away from being built - well, being started anyway - and we're getting a few things done pre-construction.
So glad you loved the fluff and banter. It was good to explore a more comfortable dynamic between the boys now that Sam has his soul back and the brothers are back in synch. They've been out of step for way too long. *shakes fist at writing team*.
Thanks again, hun!
Reviewer: ritsam (Signed)
25/07/11 05:50 AM · On:
"Analytical puppy fled, and suspicious puppy took his place, Dean noticed with chagrin"
That's my favorite line :D :D :D
I love fluffy puppy story, I mean love fluff. Only Winchester brothers can pull this kinda fluffy stuff. "Don't Stop Believing" what an awesome story name btw; and Journey!! Isn't "Wheel in the sky" one of this band's songs? I'll certainly download this one btw :))
Amazing story so far; glad to have you back again, Jules!! :D :D You know I hate HELLATUS :D :D :D
Hugs you tight :))
(Got your email, thanks for editing those lines once again for me :)) And I liked your version of puppy eyes, they were funny LOL)
Awww, you loved all the puppies? I loved all the puppies too. And I had fun researching all the puppies for Dean to encounter.
And yes, you are right - Wheel In The Sky is another Journey song, and it's awesome. I also love Only The Young and I'll Be Alright Without You, by the same band.
Thanks, sweetie, it was actually good to be back. And hopefully the next story won't be too far away. Just need to put a few final tweaks on it, and it's ready.
hugs you tight back!
Reviewer: vonnie836 (Signed)
23/07/11 03:43 PM · On:
I loved it, no, I don't even think that says enough and I can't find a word for it. All I can say is that this was perfect. Maybe it was light fluff, but for me it delved into the depth of their relationship. For Dean to find so much joy in his little brother's tuneless singing just because it was something he hardly got to hear/see anymore showed how much he understands how his brother works and how concerned he is for him. He knows that Sam went through so much and that there really hasn't been a lot of reason for him to be happy. He doesn't tell him to suck it up either, but just accepts Sam as he is, yet delights in hearing a true expression of happiness, even if it is a little hurtful to the ears. There is so much love in his thoughts, his teasing, his encouraging, it makes me want to cry.
On the other hand it is amazing that after all this time Sam still can enjoy the little blessings. He doesn't worry that the Mother of All and the demons and all the bad stuff is still out there, instead he just enjoys the moment and finds happiness where he can - in a game of darts and a bet with his brother he wins by one point (bet Dean let him win), a nicer motel room financed by the locals, watching Dean sleep on a comfortable bed and making coffee while expressing himself in song. And the trust he shows, when after all the teasing off the past, he is encouraged enough by his big brother to sing in a public place, even if it is under his breath.
Sorry, I know it was fluff, but I can't help but dig in and find the treasure in it. The boys won't stop believing as long as they can believe in each other.
Hope to get more from you soon. Love you and hugs, Vonnie
I just love how you dig so deep.
Yes, it was fluff, and schmoop, and gooey sweet stuff, but I really wanted to capture the essence of how Dean felt towards his resouled brother, and how strong a person Sam is.
That not only could he find pleasure the small things, and relax enough to actually sing while he made the morning coffee, but that he could latch onto that pleasure in the midst of all they were going through. And for Dean, to marvel that Sam could do that, and to play possum so that he could essentially bask in his brother's brief moment of happines, and feel a sense of happiness and wonder within himself.
I really wanted to give them that moment.
So yeah, it was fluff - gooey, squishy, saccharine sweet fluff. But underneath was a whole different layer of substance. And you found it.
However, even if you hadn't, and had just enjoyed the fluff, I'd have been just as happy. Because it was intended as a simple, happy little interlude, showing the brothers back in step with each other, enjoying the little things like just being together - having a few beers, playing darts, sleeping in (for Dean), and making coffee (for Sam).
And you are right - as long as they don't stop believing in each other, they can get through whatever comes their way.
Reviewer: amethyst (Signed)
22/07/11 10:53 PM · On:
Jules, great to see you. Absolutely loved the fluff. Those boys have to catch thier moments when they can. Definately don't stop believing.
It's been a while, hasn't it? How have you been? Things slowly returning to normal over there?
Yeah, I agree - and those moments were few and far between during season six, weren't they? Geez, so much for getting the brothers back together where they belonged. Damn writers! They pulled our hearts out in the first half of the season with soulless Sam, and the thought of the real Sam being in hell for all that time....
Ack! Why do they do it to us???
So I needed some fluff and brotherly moments desperately. So chuffed that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Reviewer: Miriam (Signed)
22/07/11 06:02 PM · On:
"Hold on to the feeling,"... and I will. Feelings of joy to see your new story. And to have you back. Hope all is well. And this story came at just the right moment in this very very busy summer of mine. Thanks. What lovely welcome Winchester fluff! And I can so see Sam singing secretly...and Dean loving it. Cheers, Jo
Aww.....thank you so much. All is getting better. Chris has moved in, the renovations start in a couple of weeks, and things are slowly getting back to normal.
I'm glad I could give you a little break in your busy routine. And with schmoop, no less - lol. I do love some Winchester fluff. So glad you could see the images so clearly.
Take care, and we'll talk soon,
Hugs & blessings,
Reviewer: ziggy (Signed)
22/07/11 01:38 PM · On:
That was beautiful Jules, loved the brotherly fluff and schmoop, the boys needs some good times in amongst all the angst that seems to follow them!
As usual the dialogue was perfect, totally believable banter and could see it all play out in my mind as I read it!
A real little gem, thanks for making my day by seeing the alert in my inbox!
Thank you! I revelled in the schmoop for a change - lol. It was a much-needed break from the angst and darkness that has been going on in the show, and I just wanted to give the guys a little break before the next end-of-the-world crisis...
And thanks for your help in this - it didn't give us too much trouble, did it? And Dean didn't move around unless we moved him! LOL.
Hope you had a great holiday, and that flu has taken off.
Reviewer: supernaturalfan (Signed)
22/07/11 12:51 PM · On:
I was excited to see another story(one shot) from you..and wasn't disappointed. Always enjoy a little Winchester fluff..the boys don't get enough of that. I enjoyed this one Jules...a favorite song of mine, and a beautiful banner by Chris. Look forward to the next.
Thank you so much! I'm glad I could oblige with a little Winchester fluff for you. I think I really needed a little fluff and schmoop as well. And you're right, the boys never seem to catch a break for long, do they? So I gave them one.
It's an awesome song, isn't it? So upbeat, and I love the words to the chorus. And given the journey Sam's taken this season, as well as Dean, the words had special meaning when applied to the Winchesters.
Hopefully another one won't be too far away. And the next one was inspired by a prompt from you!
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
22/07/11 11:11 AM · On:
First - on behalf of the entire Admin staff (wait? I AM sorta the entire Admin staff - hahahaha) our sincere apology for all your posting headaches. I took the liberty of fixing the little banner glitch you had (maybe you didnt notice - nevermind!)
Anyway- the story was well worth the effort. I was trying to contain my rush to see who was singing... wasnt sure if it was going to be Sam or Dean- was a little surprised that it was Sam. And then had to chuckle as I pictured him in my head- belting out Steve Perry and Journey at the top of his lungs (cause that boy cant carry a tune to save him and that song isnt the easiest to sing) Then I had to laugh- cause all I could think of was Chris Evans singing it in the elevator in The Losers...
I loved the brotherly moments here- Dean's snark will never fail to make me smile- especially when the sniping is aimed at his baby bro.
"You so do. Remember when you offered me fifty dollars if I'd stop singing for a month? And what about the time you told me to sing while we were on a beserker hunt, because we were running low on ammo and you said my voice'd kill the thing faster and cheaper than a silver bullet to the heart?"
But then, in true Dean-fashion, he goes all tender-hearted and you give us that moment of smoop where he plays the uber-ever-watchful-protector-self-sacrificing-big bro... and says:
"It's just that after all the crap you've been through, especially over the last few years - the angels and demons, bein' Lucifer's meatsuit, then the cage, and comin' back to find that your body's been runnin' around playin' Terminator...it's kinda nice that you could find enough happiness in your life to make you want to sing."
I just love that you can capture that nuance! and of course the interaction between them. The continuing banter that ensues reminds me of happier times and I surely hope we get more and more. I'm tired of the inter-conflict, of RoboSam and mistrustingDean... I want my S1 brothers back!!
Thanks for a momentary glimpse at least! Awesome as always!
Yes, I did notice that after I huffed and puffed and cursed and swore and stomped around the house like a two-year-old, I could finally post the banner. It was like magic! Must have been your magic fingers, eh?
Aww, thank you for that. And yeah, I was a big cagey as to who was doing the singing - lol. But the visual image of Sam softly singing, especially that song which is so upbeat, and Dean lying there not just listening but marvelling at it and enjoying, was too good to pass up.
I'm so glad you loved all this brotherly schmoop and banter. It was fun exploring the new brother dynamic, now that they're FINALLY back in synch.
And yeah, ever-watchful big bro it was, which is why he really didn't want to do anything to make Sam stop his very off-key warbling. Even if he did sound like a half-dead werecat....LOL.
Thanks hun! Happy to oblige! And thank you so much for your help, as well as your awesome review.
Oh! Almost forgot! I love that scene in th elevator too! Chris Evans though, carries a far better tune than Jared - ROFL!
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
22/07/11 10:35 AM · On:
Loved it. I adore brotherly fluff and this was perfect.
So glad you stopped by to read my schmoop serving. And am over the moon that you loved it.
Wasn't season 6 a mixed bag? I started out loving the first episode - and I think I might have been very much in the minority there - but things rapidly changed with each subsequent eppy, when I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on with Sam. And then when he let Dean get turned.....*tugs hair*
I was so happy to see souled Sammy back where he belonged, but my heart ached for both brothers and the choices they had to make. They were supposed to have been put back together this season, but for a long time it seemed as if they were further apart than ever.
So yeah, I really needed some schmoop as well. My Pollyanna soul was getting a bit frantic.
Thanks so much, Ness.
Reviewer: WendyLee (Signed)
22/07/11 09:41 AM · On:
Hi Jules, so glad you are back!!! Sorry you had so much trouble posting this but it was worth it. Loved your story and it was just the thing I needed to start my day. Thanks.
Awww, thank you! Yep, had all sorts of posting demons that night. Couldn't figure out why the hell I couldn't paste from Word like I usually do. Internet Explorer was putting gaps of about five or six line spacings between my paragraphs, and chopping off ends of some lines and dropping them down. And Firefox wouldn't let me post the banner and wouldn't copy across any of the italics, or let me edit it to fix the italics.
But we got there in the end, with a little help from Chris and Tree. I know now how to circumvent my posting demons for the next story.
So glad you loved this little bit of schmoop, and I'm thrilled that I could give your day a good start.
Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
22/07/11 07:10 AM · On:
Hooray! This was perfect, just the thing to make me happy. I like the idea that Sam would be happy for a bit- especially after things get so dark for our boys!
Well, I'm stoked that I could make you so happy.
I liked the idea, too, that Sam could find a moment of peace, no matter how brief, in the utter horror and chaos that is his life, balanced on such a thin edge as it is.
And even though things are so very dark, that both men (really have to stop saying boys, don't I? they've all grown up....*sniffle*) can appreciate that lull and enjoy it, even if it is a brief respite.
Thanks, hun, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it.
Reviewer: Soennelchen (Signed)
22/07/11 06:58 AM · On:
OMG Jules, you are back! Thank you sooo much for this little gem :)
Every Friday I find myself sitting here during lunchbreak (when the kid is napping), stealing some of my time to take a peak at the stories over here, wondering if I will see a new one up from you. And here you are - wonderful! I hope things are improving for you hon! We need you here, your stories are so entertaining, your style of writing and choice of words are brilliant.
By the way - get a MAC -lol! Hope all is well. Hugs!
OMG, Dagmar,yes! I'm back! Sort of!
I had a look at Daphne before I posted, and got a shock to see that I'd been away for over three months, I think it was. Didn't seem that long, what with all the family stuff going on.
But we're weeks away from the house renovation starting, the loan papers have been approved and signed, and we're trying to get into a routine around here, so hopefully my next absence won't be quite so long.
Get a Mac, eh? ROFL! Oh, dear. I'm still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles with this laptop. Not sure if I could handle a Mac. I get myself in enough trouble with Windows!
Thanks so much, hun. I'm really thrilled that you enjoyed this. I think we all needed a bit of schmoop by the end of the season. Man, what a tough ride, eh? *shakes head*