Reviewer: pinkphoenix1985 (Signed)
02/12/12 01:14 PM · On:
This is a wonderful story. I loved that you went back to wee!chesters which for me was a much simpler time for the boys.
Damn, I knew I'd left someone off the email list! *smacks self upside head* sorry about that!
Oh, so glad you enjoyed this one. It's been ticking away at the back of my head for a wee while - I knew what I wanted to do with the season one scene, I just had to work backwards from there to flesh out the teen!Sam one and the wee!Chesters. And yes, it was a much, much simpler time, and a fun walk down memory lane.
Gee....season one seems so very long ago now, doesn't it? They were just babies....
Reviewer: supernaturalfan (Signed)
19/11/12 10:33 AM · On:
So good to see a story from you Jules. I've missed reading your stories. Love this one and great to go back to simpler times for our boys. Hope to see more from you. Don't be a stranger.
Take care friend,
Thank you, my friend. I've not been on the site at all for the last few months, not even to follow Ucat's story that I was halfway through. I just went to ground and stayed there.
It was great to go back to earlier times with the boys - there was still lots of angst to play with, but it wasn't as layered as current times, and the boys themselves weren't as battle-scarred. I'm glad you loved this one.
I'll be back soon with another. Just got two chapters to go.
Reviewer: sylvia37 (Signed)
19/11/12 01:05 AM · On:
So glad to see another story from you. Hurt Sam and bonus Tolkein too, how can you go wrong?
Thank you! The idea's been ticking away inside my freaky head for a while now. I sent the first draft to my beta way back in June, but then couldn't get to it to finalise all the editing. But the basic premise of the story didn't change from first idea to final draft - I always had it in mind to pick on those time periods. The idea started actually, with season one Sam silently begging Dean to read the book his way, and Dean being reluctant because of what had happened in their teenage years, which led me to their early years and the first reading of the tale by Dean the storyteller.
Ah, hurt Sam fan, eh? Keep an eye out for the next story then - I'm doing it for a friend who is a huge hurt Sam fan, so I'm throwing everything at the poor kid - lol. Owies abound in this one!
Take care, and thank you for letting me know your thoughts on this little blast from the past.
Reviewer: Oceane (Signed)
18/11/12 08:06 PM · On:
I enjoyed so much this story. While reading it I realize how much I miss Dean and Sam in earlier seasons. Never read the books but saw the movies, more easy, lol. Nicely done Jules, hope you'll be back soon, I always crave for one of your story.
Hullo, my dear friend!
Oh, yes, the movies are much easier. The books are hard going, but fascinating all the same. I'm amazed by Tolkien's breadth of imagination, and the backstories of the characters in the appendicies are just as entertaining as the stories themselves. But they're not a light read.
So glad you enjoyed this. And yes, it was nice to revisit the younger boys of season one, just learning to be brothers again after the three-year separation. And of course, the little Winchesters are fun and cute.
I will be back soon - just got two more chapters on the current WIP to finish off and send to Sarah for beta-ing, then I can post once Chris has done the banner for me. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks.
OMG - then I suppose I've got to start thinking of a Christmas story! Yikes!
hugs - and house pics coming soon, I promise. I haven't forgotten.
Reviewer: gidgetgal9 (Signed)
17/11/12 05:47 PM · On:
Glad to read something new from you! This was wonderful and I think some of the best stories are based off of something that happened to us in real life. Hope life is going smoother for you! :) Claudia
I think I still owe you a reply on another story. Getting there - haven't forgotten, just been in a bit of a life battle lately.
But things are smoothing out finally. I did hit bottom in the last month, but I'm climbing back up again.
I think that as well, about drawing on life experiences. I remember when I wrote Metamorphosis, I drew on my own grief over my grandfather's death to tap into Sam's grief over losing Jess, and those first dark days after the fire. I remember I had a jigsaw puzzle programme on the computer, and did puzzle after puzzle, like I was locked into that one action and couldn't do, or think of, anything else beyond that. For Sam, it was hunting down Jess' killer, but it was busywork - he wasn't making any real progress. After all, their dad had tried for 22 years to find it.
Hope things are going a little easier for you, too. No matter what age we are, losing a parent is still a huge blow, and leaves a hole in our hearts that takes a long time to stop hurting - if it ever does. My grandmother, who raised me, died in 1988, and I still miss her.
Hang in there. And if you want to talk, you've got my email addy.
Reviewer: lunasgathering (Signed)
17/11/12 06:46 AM · On:
This was wonderful! Everything about this was perfect. The language of LOTR is definitely a bit much for Dean to read aloud. And his take on it was cute. Love Sammy's realization that he hurt Dean's feelings as a teen. And Deano and Sammywise. :) I love the books and the movies. And that the brothers have Tolkien in common, something to share outside of hunting. I imagine they'd love the movies, too. Thank you for sharing this.
I'm so thrilled you enjoyed this one so much. And yes, I'm sure the boys would love the movies. My late uncle's favourite part of the third movie was the one I included in the final vignette - where Eowyn takes off her helmet and declares, "I am no man!"
Just had to include that one. My uncle would have loved Supernatural, too, and identified with Dean. And he would have LOVED the car.
Oh, Deano and Sammywise - I just couldn't resist that bit. It was such a Dean thing to do, and immediately hooked the two little boys into the story together.
And older and wiser Sam - I think he does see that things he does hurts his brother, but it's that whole sibling rivalry thing, and little brother trying to get his big brother to see he's all grown up. I don't think Sam deliberately sets out to hurt Dean - it just happens. Well, not unless they're supernaturally fueled....then they go for it no holds barred....
Thank you so much for letting me know your thoughts. I'm really glad you loved it.
Reviewer: galen (Signed)
17/11/12 03:33 AM · On:
yeah a great story by my favorite author. Thank you and please keep writing.
Well, thank you very much. That made my day. I've been sitting on this one for a couple of months, but just couldn't get my mind around finishing it off.
It was nice to play back in season one and pre-series - life was so much simpler for the boys back then. They still had their dramas - they wouldn't be our boys if they didn't - but they were much less battle-weary and scarred. That's not to say I won't play in season eight and enjoy it just as much - all that lovely angst is such wonderful grist for the writer's mill. But it was like taking a step back and catching a much-needed breath, playing in season one again.
I will keep writing, I promise. Not as prolifically as I've been, sadly, but the ideas are there, the muse is hiding around here somewhere, and I need the release that writing brings.
Thank you so much for letting me know your thoughts. I'll be back soon with another story.
Reviewer: WendyLee (Signed)
16/11/12 06:42 PM · On:
Hi Jules! So glad to see one of your stories.
I love the boys in the early years and the Lord of Rings is one of my favorites so the two combined together made my day. thanks.
I'm glad to be back - it's been a long time. I'm slowly getting back into my writing after a long drought. The muse is circling me warily again, poking me to see if I'll bite - lol.
Oh, thank you! I love the movies - love the books, too, but the movies are quicker - lol. And it was so nice to go back to a time when the angst was simpler and the boys could make peace with each other by a single look or gesture. Of course, Wee!chesters are so cute.
Thanks so much for reading - I'm stoked that you loved it.
Reviewer: ziggy (Signed)
16/11/12 05:23 PM · On:
So good to see you back with a story sis and this one was awesome :) Loved the three vignettes set during different periods in the boys lives and perfect how you linked them all, not only with Sam being sick or injured but by Tolkien too. You had both in character totally throughout and we seeing it play out in my head as I read. I must admit I would have preferred to listen to Dean's versions, far more entertaining in his own words!
Glad your eyes weren't permanently damaged from the fuel cleaner incident but bet at the time you never realised you would be putting it in a story!
Adored it from first word to last.
And awesome banner from Chasidern, perfect :)
No, wasn't too damaged. Poor Paul, though - I think he spent the next month apologising to me and giving me his own version of sad puppy eyes. But it wasn't his fault - the damned bottle just slipped out of his hand. And because he was standing, and reaching up to put it on the top shelf, that added height to the fall. And if I hadn't been sitting on the floor, as was my usual habit....
And no, at the time I never even dreamed I'd get back into creative writing, let alone put that freak accident into a story. I'd stopped writing completely once I hit my early twenties and got married, apart from the occasional poem every few years.
Thanks for your help on this one, sis, even though it did take me four months to answer the first email....
I liked the vignette style, it gave me lots of exploration room, and lovely contrasts between the boys of now and the boys of then - well, the boys of season one, anyway. Geez, who'd have thought way back then that we'd get to season eight - talk about the little show that could.
And you really should have let us play you the movies when you were out here - I had them all on DVD. Peter Jackson did a fantastic job, even though he did kill off Haldir - LOL. Don't think Chris has quite forgiven him for that...
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
16/11/12 12:06 PM · On:
A fantastic tale here. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you for sharing.
Hope you didn't get much damage from that hurricane recently. It hit your area, or near to it, did it not?
Thank you very much. It was nice to go back to a more innocent time, and also walk through the pre-season boys' mindsets, coupled with injury and illness and a bit of big brother comfort - well, when he was allowed to give it - lol. Teenagers, eh? They're a breed of their own.
Thank you for stopping by and letting me know what you thought. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it so much.
Reviewer: Green_Eyed (Signed)
16/11/12 10:59 AM · On:
Hi Jules! Nice to read your story again.
This one is absolutely brilliant. And first of all I mean the conjunction of the classic fantasy style and the modern TV story.
Don't apologies. I am a very, very big Tolkien fan. And your interpretation fully agrees with my own vision of Tolkien's motifs in SPN. OMG, what's a wonderful plot!
Thank you so much for your non-stopping creativeness)))
Hullo, Sveta, my friend! I hope you've been keeping well. It would be getting cold again in your part of the world, yes? We're moving into summer here, and it's already quite hot and steamy, with lots of storms.
Oh, I'm so glad you liked this blast from the past. I'm a Tolkien fan, too, but I couldn't resist exploring Dean's take on the heavy worded classics. Especially trying to read it to a sick, six-year-old Sammywise.
Thank you, my friend. It was good to be back. I hope to have more soon - and sad to say, I'll be beating up your beloved Sammy....well, the monster of the week will be - lol.
Reviewer: ritsam (Signed)
16/11/12 07:44 AM · On:
Oh Jules you're my hero. I love love luuuurve your story. This one is soo cool I love wee!teen!adult Winchesters. Baby Sammy is so cute and Dean and his storyrtelling style. Sanmywise awww I wanna cuddle them to death. Teen boys were just too arrogant esp my Sam I know And my old wise 22 years Sam and his puppy eyes... no wonder Dean was screwed. I love the way you used Tolkien's classics hehe I saw all three movies but never read tjhe books. Too heavy for my liking :-D Glad to have you back again I want more more and more. I was wondering about an unfinished story you were telling me but you stopped leaving Sam unconscious and fever ridden in a cave while something knocked Dean out.... *winks winks* I missed you soo much. *hugs you tight*
Thank you! This idea came to me a while ago, but the muse wanted me to sit on it until some other projects were out of the way. Then its fickle finger pointed to this in my WIP folder and said - okay, time to finish that one.
So glad you enjoyed the storytelling, Dean-style. And you're right - the books are heavy going. I'm usually a fairly quick reader, but the first book took me two and a half weeks to wade through.
Unfinished story, eh? Gee, spoiler much? *sigh* No, it's not finished yet. Yes, I have written another chapter. No, you can't have it. Yes, I hope to start posting it shortly. And no using the puppy eyes on me, either.
hugs you back!