Reviewer: breakingem90 (Signed)
27/01/12 05:47 AM · On:
Lovelovelove! You write the Winchesters and Bobby so well! I love it! This is probably one of my favorite episodes of season 6 and you did it wonderful justice. :)
Sorry - hope I've grabbed all the late replies by now...*blush, blush*
It was an awesome episode, wasn't it? For so many reasons, not just for the boys being back in synch with each other and the inevitable confrontation with dear old granddaddy Campbell.
I loved Bobby's line to Samuel in response to Samuel's jibe about Bobby being their stand-in father - just awesome. They really did become his boys after John died.
I do love Bobby. I love him for what he means to the boys, and for what he does for them. Tough love and wisdom, a sense of grounding and a home for the wandering Winchesters to come back to. Bobby would have to be my favourite supporting character out of the whole seven seasons.
Thank you once again - I'm so stoked that you loved this one. It was a long time coming, so I'm doubly glad that it could give you so much enjoyment.
I hope you'll check out the other one-shots that my little group put together, especially Tree66's And Nothing Else Matters.
Reviewer: ritsam (Signed)
07/09/11 04:26 AM · On:
Rufus was Jewish, I didn't know that! Anyways, finally Bobby's forgiven Sam. Loved that part. Tahara ritual, sounds weird to me.
And I'm very very veeery sorry for the late review. My final master degree result was out and yay.. I scored :D :D I was a little busy with this result thing and other stuff. Finally... I'm kinda free so I can enjoy our boys and your stories without much interruption.
You still haven't told me the secret behind your penname. What's it? You also seem too busy with your work. And I also haven't forgotten about your new music system, you promised me to send me a pic, remember!!
Hugs you, Ritu
Hugs you back!
Yes, apparently Rufus was Jewish - at the end of the episode when they were standing at the grave, Bobby mentions that Rufus had pulled the 'can't work on the Sabbath' card a few times when they had to bury a body.
And well done, you! *hugs you again* You got your degree! That calls for a huge celebration!
The secret behind my penname....well, I'm not Jewish, so it doesn't mean that, even though the Mizpah prayer is sometimes thought to be Jewish.
It's a family thing. Way back in the late 1890's, my great-grandfather gave a brooch to the girl he was courting, and who he eventually married. It was in the shape of a cross, with the Mizpah prayer engraved on it - "The Lord watch between Me and Thee, when we are absent one from another." I inherited that brooch when I was sixteen, and wore it pinned to my wedding dress when I got married. My great-grandfather also named one of his sailing boats Mizpah. He was a cabinetmaker by trade, and worked from home in his own business. So when I started my bookkeeping business, I registered under the trading name Mizpah Bookkeeping, and my business cards had the black Admiralty anchor design that my great-grandfather had on the mainsail of his skiff. So there you go. Mystery solved.
And yes, I have been extremely busy at work, doing long hours and coming home so tired that some nights I don't even turn the laptop on, but have dinner and go to bed early.
New music system pics.....right. Must take them when I tidy up the office a bit more. Don't want you to see my mess - lol.
Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
21/08/11 05:43 AM · On:
Aww, that's three guys all hurting and looking for some "busywork". Loved it!
Yes, they were, weren't they? BJ's one-shot for the challenge highlighted that very well - each one of the survivors had taken out another hunter, so they were all carrying that guilt on their shoulders, even though Dean and Bobby didn't remember the actual act due to the worm possession, and Sam was taking out a very real threat to his and the others' lives by shooting the possessed Samuel.
But yes, they could all have done with some busywork to distract them from their dark thoughts.
Thanks so much for reading, hun - I'm thrilled that you loved it.
Reviewer: Leigh Ann Wallace (Signed)
16/08/11 06:59 PM · On:
Great story and good job with the ritual
Thank you, Leigh Ann. I'm really glad you enjoyed the story.
I had help with the ritual, so double thanks for that. I was a bit worried about including it, but I was assured by my beta and my helper that it would have been a very Bobby thing to do, so I kept on with it.
But I didn't want to go into too much detail, in case I mucked it up.
Thanks again, and take care.
Reviewer: saber (Signed)
16/08/11 01:44 PM · On:
It's so good to have you back writing again. I just love reading your stories and this one was great too. I hope you continue to find time to share your talent and love of the boys and Bobby with us.
It sounds like your life has been complicated lately. I hope all is well and that things go smoothly for you.
Judy (a big fan of your writing)
Aww, thank you so much! I was actually relieved when I finally finished this piece. It had been a long time, and I was feeling a bit out of the loop, as it were.
The ideas are there, it's just getting the time to sit down and make the muse co-operate with me in getting it down 'on paper'. I've had two more story ideas this week while driving to and from work, so I'm not short of plot bunnies - LOL.
Life has been....interesting. Busy, crazy, things have been changing, and we're both still a bit unsettled. But we're days away from the renovation starting, so that's a good thing - council finally sent through the approval in the mail this week for my builder to commence work.
I'm working on a casefic at the moment for a friend - hit a bit of a wall with chapter two, but I'm about to take a very big sledgehammer to said wall this weekend, and pound a hole through it.
Reviewer: supernaturalfan (Signed)
14/08/11 04:29 PM · On:
Loved this one Jules..so glad you could put your spin on the SH challenge. This is how I would have done it if I could put my thoughts down as so many of you can. This really gives me closure on the whole Bobby/Sam thing..beautifully done :)) I loved that last paragraph..perfect ending and visual. Could see that scene so clear in my mind...thanks for that.
" Bobby listened to the Winchesters’ voices fade to a low murmur, his grieving heart filling with a quiet pride. Entering the bathroom, he faced his ‘sons’ across the width of the table, bringing their muted conversation to a halt. They gazed back at him, faces solemn, waiting quietly for instructions."
Look forward to your next..glad to see you back and writing. I've missed you around here. LOL
Take care friend,
Thank you so very much.I'm really glad that it came so close to what you were thinking of when you issued the challenge. I'm just sorry that I couldn't pull it together in time.
And yep, I can sympathise perfectly with the Bobby/Sam thing - I wanted a resolution there as well. Understood Bobby's point of view, but my poor Pollyanna heart ached to see the division between them, especially at the look in those newly restored puppy dog eyes.
Thank you - I've missed being around. Real life has been really crazy since March, but there's light at the end of the tunnel - work on the house starts next week - so here's hoping that we'll get back into a routine.
Reviewer: Dolphindreamer (Signed)
13/08/11 10:28 AM · On:
Always such a pleasurer to read your work.
Thank you so much.
And the banner rocks!
Hey, thanks Karen,
Yep, that banner was pretty special, but maybe not as special as your one for Crazy Stupid Idiot - that banner rocked!
Still working on that one I chatted to you about - construction starts on the house on Wednesday/Thursday of this week, so I'm hoping to get some time to write - still not happy with chapter two and the monster's sudden appearance....*chews on a nail*...it'll come to me eventually, how to fix it.
Reviewer: amethyst (Signed)
13/08/11 01:36 AM · On:
Jules, that was wonderful and so believable.Thats what I love the most about your stories, they always ring true. Great job thanks for writing.
Thank you so very much. That's possibly the best thing you could say to a writer - that it's believable.
I wanted a Bobby and Sam moment, not just because that was what was in Jane's challenge prompt, but for myself as well, because as much as I understood Bobby's reluctance, it was painful to watch at the same time.
So even though I figured that they'd talked things out and resolved the issues, I still wanted a moment of acknowledgement between them.
Thanks heaps for reading, and for your support. I'm really stoked that you loved it so much.
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
12/08/11 01:58 PM · On:
Perfectly lovely! Very touching. So happy you shared!
Thanks so much, Ness. This one was hard work, I don't mind telling you. The challenge prompt was to have a conversation between Sam and Bobby to show that their rift had been repaired, but I sort of felt by the time that episode aired, the two had resolved things "off-camera" as it were, given Bobby's reaction to finding Sam alive and unharmed after the gunshot they heard.
So I had to work it in another way, without an actual conversation, but a confirmation that it was all good again.
Really glad you enjoyed it.
Reviewer: gidgetgal9 (Signed)
12/08/11 10:55 AM · On:
Oh, I really really liked this one Jules- well I always like what you write- strike that love it but this one was something I needed with the characters.
So much was glossed over with Bobby and Sam and I just wanted them to have a private 'we're good' moment and you gave me that- so yay!
Nice closure for Bobby with Rufus too. Great read and I'm happy to hear things are marching along in your life at a nice pace. :) Claudia
Oh, yeah and the banner- is so pretty. :)
Yes, it was a bit glossed over, wasn't it? I figured by Bobby's reaction at finding Sam alive and unharmed after the gunshot that ended Samuel's life, that they'd hashed out their differences and repaired their relationship, but it was still a bit of an itch I had to scratch - and so did a member of my discussion group, who came up with the idea.
So glad that you liked the end, with the ritual. I was a bit (a lot) worried about including it, but I just felt it was a very Bobby thing to do.
And yes, things are bopping along much better now, especially with work. Which means home is running more smoothly too, now that I'm less stressed.
LOL - glad you loved the banner, too - it's pretty spiffy, isn't it?
Reviewer: ziggy (Signed)
12/08/11 05:19 AM · On:
No way was I going to let you delete this when you sent me the first part you had written and so glad your muse finally returned from hibernation to let you finish it!
Great missing scene to And Then There Were None, just wish this had been included in the episode, it tied up what needed to be.
Totally believable that Sam staged that murder/suicide accident for Samuel and Gwen, there is no way they would have left the bodies there for the authorities to find.
And loved too how you tied up for sure that Bobby had forgiven Sam for trying to kill him whilst he was soulless. No way would Bobby want Sam feeling like he did after Rufus failed to forgive him again and he didn't want to let things fester for years like Rufus had done. And had Sam had his soul he wouldn't have tried to kill Bobby anyway.
You were spot on that Bobby would want to perform the Tahara for Rufus even though he wasn't Jewish, he wanted to make sure all his friends wishes were followed before his burial and it was one last thing he could do for him to make amends. And just so Sam that he would have researched and printed out the ritual for the Tahara when he couldn't sleep!
An exciting time ahead for you and Chris, even if it will mean disruption and dust for a while with the builders in. Just make sure the furball doesn't investigate where she shouldn't and end up as part of the foundations!
hugs to you both
Yeah, well....after beta-ing Vonnie's and Denise's and realising they had the same jumping off point as me, and theirs were so good...*shrugs*...
Thanks for not letting me throw it away. It would always have been 'the one that got away' and that would have bugged me.
I had a long think about the bodies, wondering if it was too much effort to stage the murder/suicide, but then I thought that the boys would want to get away clean, and having two strangers turn up in the cannery like that, even after all the deaths, would be just too messy. And since Samuel hadn't actually been hidden away from the public eye like most other hunters, but had been living in a normal house on a normal street in Lawrence back when Mary was alive, I did wonder whether his fingerprints or some sort of ID might have been on file - and that would have raised its own set of questions having someone back from the dead like that.
Chuffed that you liked the solution, and the affirmation that things had been finally sorted out between Bobby and Sam.
And thanks for your help on this one, as always, sis.
Oh - the suicide blonde won't be investigating too much, not while Darryl is there. She's scared of strangers and hides under my bed. Besides, Darryl is allergic to cats - LOL.
Reviewer: Medusa (Signed)
12/08/11 04:44 AM · On:
Another great story, Jules. It's been too long between! I'm looking forward to the next one.
Yeah, it's been awhile, hasn't it? I'm a bit rusty, and it's a bit iffy posting with Windows 7 - all my usual rules have changed.
So stoked that you enjoyed this one - especially since it had rather a shaky start.
Next one is being worked on - I'm up to chapter two, but I've got a major re-write to do, as I'm not happy with the pacing and the appearance of the MOTW. Hopefully I'll get some time once the renovations start.