Reviewer: TuckerCat (Signed)
04/09/08 01:13 PM · On:
I like it very much. Please continue to post the stories you right.
Author's Response: Thanks TuckerCat!
Reviewer: Scanilla (Signed)
10/02/08 09:55 AM · On:
"From the moment he had heard the certainty in Jake's voice in the cemetery - the chilling certainty that he had died at Jake's hands - Sam had felt as though he were in a cocoon. A transparent cocoon with walls of glass, that let him see and hear and move and talk - but not feel anything. He was starting to worry that it might become his permanent home." You are talented. I can't believe this's your first one.
"Dean was crying. He wasn't making a sound: not shaking, or sighing or gulping. Just sitting there completely still, allowing his tears to gather and fall, making no effort to stop them. His eyes were far away and Sam knew what he was seeing: years of pain and self-loathing, of loneliness and regret. Sam hoped with all his heart that all of those pent up feelings were washing out of his system, like an unstoppable flood that couldn't be called back." Amazing, I felt tears in my eyes while reading this part.
I love Bobby, he's a great character. I was pleased with the way you wrote him. This whole thing was brilliantly written and emotional.
Author's Response: Thank you for pointing out the parts you enjoyed scanilla. I'm glad you liked it!
Reviewer: zuimar (Signed)
11/01/08 08:29 AM · On:
Hi there, just read your story and I think it's amazing, really really great!! You can pat yourself on the back, girl!
Author's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review zuimar, I really appreciate it!
Reviewer: garvaldmains (Signed)
21/11/07 11:55 AM · On:
Again this is so clever, i didnt realise this was your first one. So brave to post. I really hope everyone loved it as much as I do...
Author's Response: What a kind thing to say. Thank you so much!
Reviewer: bernie62 (Signed)
22/10/07 03:55 PM · On:
Author's Response: Thanks bernie!
Reviewer: Cookie6 (Signed)
09/10/07 07:18 AM · On:
WOW, this was your first one? Just magic. i was enthralled all the way. I loved Dean's reaction to Sam's honesty, and I loved Bobby's astuteness and love for the bros. And your ending before the epilogue - just stunning! Broke my heart and made me smile all at the sme time.
Author's Response: What a lovely thing to say Cookie! Thanks so much for taking the time to review.
Reviewer: Swan1 (Signed)
05/08/07 09:13 PM · On:
Well done!! It was sooo very satisfying to read Sam telling Dean what he sooo needs to hear---and Dean crying like that was wrenching but believeable....Looking very forward to more gems from you....:)
Author's Response: What a lovely thing to say! Thanks Swan!
Reviewer: SupernaturalGeek (Signed)
27/07/07 08:20 AM · On:
I loved this! You had the characters so right, both the boys and Bobby, and it really felt like an episode. It made me laugh aloud and brought a lump to my throat, and I adore the idea of Dean finally 'getting' how important he is to Sam that was begun with that fantastic speech at the end of AHBL2 and now continued beautifully with your story :) Absolutely excellent - well done!
Author's Response: Hey geek! *waves* Thank you so much for the lovely compliments - it played in my head like an episode, so I'm glad it felt like that for you. Thanks so much for taking the time to review. I know how busy you must be!
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
21/07/07 07:20 AM · On:
Ceil -Sorry it took me so long to find this! Definately my loss cause it was an awesome story ! You should be proud of it - first story or not! Glad to see you over here on UnGen- hope you'll be coming around for a long while if Crux is any indication. Great Job!
Author's Response: What a wonderful review Tree, I'm so grateful you took the time to read the story. I was really nervous about being in such exalted company....and I still am! Thanks again!
Reviewer: f250 (Signed)
20/07/07 04:06 AM · On:
well if this was your first story, you done well, I enjoyed reading it, I loved what you did , with Sam and Dean. keep writting . looking forward to your next story......
Author's Response: Thanks f250, that's very kind of you.
Reviewer: rebecca (Signed)
28/06/07 02:40 PM · On:
i like it!!!!! good idea of change of power; u know what i mean,
anyway goos job!!!!
Author's Response: Hey, thanks Rebecca, and thanks for reviewing!
Reviewer: supernaturalsam (Signed)
26/06/07 11:01 PM · On:
Hard to believe this is your first fic. You did such an incredible job with it, getting into Sam's feeling and Bobby's feelings. We knew both men were reeling from Dean's actions and it was very nice to get this perspective on it.
I love the chick-flick moment...what can I say? I'm a sucker for them!
Great, fantastic job!
Thanks Sam, you say the nicest things! I really appreciate you taking the time to read the story and leave me such an encouraging review. I was as nervous as hell!
Reviewer: Bookworm (Signed)
26/06/07 06:13 PM · On:
Author's Response: Thanks for reading Bookworm!
Reviewer: zerosbabe (Signed)
26/06/07 04:58 PM · On:
Great first story I hope you keep it up
Author's Response: Thanks for the encouragement zerosbabe!
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
26/06/07 03:13 PM · On:
The battle for a beloved brother. Wonderful job. Thanks.
Author's Response: Thanks fredo, I really did see this battle as being just as important as any other they have faced. Thanks again!
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
26/06/07 02:30 PM · On:
Really enjoyed this, pat yourself on the back.. It was great. K
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing K, it means a lot!
Reviewer: ThePasserby (Signed)
26/06/07 12:42 PM · On:
I hope you are proud of this - your first fanfic and you did a splendid job, so I hope your proud. I loved it, and I demand that you continue to write more.
Author's Response: What a lovely thing to say, thanks Passerby!
Reviewer: lam (Signed)
26/06/07 12:17 PM · On:
YOU DID IT! YOU POSTED! Awesome story! I have to tell you that I'm halfway done a story that is so similar I may not post it now... So, yeah, I totally LOVED this. It was hard to believe it when Dean had that moment with Bobby and confessed to feeling like the deal was the only thing that could give his life meaning. I think you have captured the why of it beautifully here. Loved how Bobby and Sam staged the ambush. You did a great job with Bobby and Ellen. I am really looking forward to what you write next..... And isn't getting reviews even more fun than giving them???
Author's Response: Yeah lam, I posted, but I still can't believe I had the nerve! Please post your story, I'm such a fan of your work and it doesn't worry me at all if they're similar. And you're right, getting reviews is a lot of fun, but I don't want to stop writing them - that's what got me into this mess in the first place!
Reviewer: GotTheShining (Signed)
26/06/07 10:56 AM · On:
OK, yeah, read a LOT of AHBL tags but none with your twist--"It's not about that..." Excellent insight, like finally seeing beyond the elephant in the room and looking at the colors of the wall and wondering if the paint was chosen to cover up the blood stains.
When Dean got angy at Bobby for intruding in his private family issues and Bobby saying he was waiting for a sign or to see if he needed a dentist--that was great!
And I love your analogy of Sam behind glass. People usually use water but I like the originality of the glass (ripples, and the sound of it breaking) very strong imagery.
But my favorite part was Dean's stillness. which in itself spoke volumes because he is not a quiet soul. You pulled it off just enough. No grand monologues, no sobbing, just free flowing tears and Bobby squeezing his shoulder (he got his sign).
And the part wheeere........*smile* can you tell I liked your story?!
The truth shall set you free
Author's Response: It was really bugging me that Dean's self-loathing might be overlooked, but after all that angst I wanted them both smiling at the end! Now your review has got me smiling too. Thanks so much Shining, for taking the time.
Reviewer: bayre (Signed)
26/06/07 09:54 AM · On:
Well I certaintly would never guess this was your first story. I loved it, was very good.
I hope you post some more.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing Bayre, and for the kind comment!
Reviewer: Thru Terrys Eyes (Signed)
26/06/07 09:11 AM · On:
Sorry for the big gaps, It was that or one long run on paragraph. Really good story. Congratulations, loved the last line before the epilogue. Welcome to crazyland!
Author's Response: Crazyland, huh? I'm hoping I'll fit right in. Thanks so much for the posting help, and for being my very first review - I'm truly honoured!