|Reviews for Loads Of Fun|
| Jimelda 2/22/13 . chapter 1
Whoops, forgot to sign in, aha. Well here's another reminder of how much I enjoyed this!
Thanks again for sharing. :)
| Guest 2/22/13 . chapter 1
Gosh, this was a lot more intense than I was expecting from the description. So many plot developments here! I especially liked the way you tied it into Sam's leaving for Stanford.
You nailed the characterizations in this one, Dean in particular. You just write him so well; from the nicknames and banter between him and Sam to the mean streak that comes out whenever anyone hurts his brother. I could definitely imagine this as an actual episode, it's so well-written.
Cheers and keep 'em coming!
| PutMoneyInThyPurse 2/3/13 . chapter 1
Right. This is beautiful...
"This was Sam's chance, a chance to escape, a chance at having a normal life. I never wanted Sammy to know about the evil, slobbering, talon racking, razor sharp fanged monsters out there in the first damn place. I sighed. Chances were meant to be taken, and I'd let him. Even if I was pissed off. Even if I was afraid for him. Even if it did hurt like hell – and it did – I'd back his play. Even if that meant…even though that meant I'd lose the best job I ever had.
Sammy would have to watch out for Sammy from now on.
I swallowed down a sob, along with my half-digested food. "When Dad gets back we'll tell him everything. Together," I assured, hoping if I stood next to Sam, I could keep Dad's anger in check."
OMG. And the way Dean finds out without being told, figures out that it's college... and that wonderful analysis, "Sam's a runner."
I have you on Author Alert but I can't believe I missed this.
Seeing how well you write Hurt!Sam- I think it's the Sam-whumpers who are the best h/c'ers. And you're right up there with the best. Now, up there I saw a whole lot of Dean being protective of Sam - OMG I LOVE YOUR ELMO. THIS STORY IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE CALLED ST. ELMO'S FIRE IN MY HEAD AND MY HEART FOREVER - and I think I want to read what YOU would make of a real, sloppy, schmoopy, fluffy get-Dean where Sam comforts him, and not just physically. And the biggest challenge: I want Dean to *let* him. What do you say?
YOU ARE WONDERFUL, YOU KNOW THAT.
| cappy712 7/25/12 . chapter 1
Very interesting idea of the story and I loved that Dean went after a cross dresser ha, that was too much. Loved this thank you for sharing.
| jensensgirl3 7/22/12 . chapter 1
Poor Sammy getting almost drown in the washer from those thugs, Dean showed them a good lesson that no one messes with his Sammy. I like Elmo he was one feisty old men who can take care of himself. I felt bad for Sam when Dean made him talk about what's eating at him.
Sorry for the late response to your story hon, have been busy and just got back from vacation.
| Sparkiebunny 7/17/12 . chapter 1
Sooooo sweet, then so heavy at teh end. Loved the way you portrayed everyone in the situation, and the way you brought it al together at the end, with Stanford and Sam leaving and...yeah, all of it!
This part was heartbreaking but brilliant:
"No, no, no." Sam tried to duck under my arm. "Shut the door, Dean. He's going to be pissed at me."
"Sammy, he'll understand about the whole Laundry room bit," I said with certainty I didn't really feel.
"No he won't. Dad will never understand."
...Rip my heart out, why don't you? I can hear every word of this in my head, and it speaks such truth and reflects the family dynamic perfectly.
Wonderful writing! :)
| K Hanna Korossy 7/13/12 . chapter 1
Elmo cracked me up! Actually, he reminded me of Mickey Rooney's character in Night at the Museum, with his crustiness and his no lack of creative nicknames. :)
I can't help but think Dean would have sensed Sam was planning to leave for school, too. They live in each other's pockets, and he knows his brother too well, for him not to have picked up on something. And he loves his brother too much to try to stop him or not want this for him, no matter how much it hurts.
Nice, and funny!
| borgmama1of5 7/11/12 . chapter 1
The first person in this worked really well, and Elmo was a terrific OC! But boy, you really beat on poor Sam!
| Colby's girl 7/4/12 . chapter 1
Great story! Thanks for the entertainment.
| Jane88 7/4/12 . chapter 1
Great story, this was so much fun! :D Dean’s pretty full of himself, right? Well, who can blame him…
"What are you talking about? I'm a sculpted work of art.” No objection here. ;)
I was laughing so hard when Mustang Sally turned out to be a man.
And the old man was hilarious, loved all the names he gave Dean. Can just picture him right inside my head with his cigar bouncing up and down.
„Youngin's and their chick flicks.“ Haha, fabulous!
Well, poor Sammy got the worst again in the end – always the one with the bad luck.
Nice how you fit in the moment Sam tells Dean about Stanford – or more Dean guessing it on his own. Always incredible that the boys know each other so well.
Thanks for this lovely fic, Karen! Goes right to my favorites! ;)
| Guest 7/3/12 . chapter 1
There's an extra spikey place in Hell for washer/dryer stealers. Great story. :)
| skag trendy 7/3/12 . chapter 1
As sad as the ending kind of was - I always feel sad that Sam and Dean spent so much time out of contact while Sammy was at college - the whole fic was delightful. I loved old Elmo, especially his way with words, and the set up of Dean's encounter with Mustang Sally was beautifully played out.
Had me in fits of laughter.
And finally, loved the bro-mos with Dean taking care of his injured little brother.
Superb work, honey.
| ziggy.uk 7/3/12 . chapter 1
This was great, and loved the surprise at the end of what was a story about the boys 'adventures' in a launderette turning into Dean finding out about Sam going to Stanford.
Loved the character of Elmo, the gutsy old guy with an original turn of phrase and had to laugh at Dean going after a drag queen, and that Elmo knew and encouraged him to go there for his own sense of fun. Backfired on him a bit when the hoodlums came back to the launderette early and laid into Sammy too.
Great scene back at the motel and John would know that his youngest was there as well although Dean tried to convince him otherwise and bittersweet, Sam finally telling Dean he would be going to Stanford, but loved how Dean held back his emotions for his little brother and said he'd stand by Sam.
And of course I must mention the wonderful dose of injured and woozy Sam.
A really good read, thanks :)
| CeCe Away 7/3/12 . chapter 1
And there you go again, taking an enjoyable wonderful already well-written fic and soaring it up to new heights of emotional impact.
I thought I was in for a good simple Karen romp, but there never is anything simple about these Winchesters. This reminds me of a Steel Magnolias blend of writing execution where we are sobbing one second and laughing our butts off in the next breath, every emotion on edge.
I adore how you have captured Dean. He's funny, brash, tolerant of Elmo calling him names, and has such a good read on his brother it's uncanny. I love how the story heads into the bathroom scene and we get to be in Dean's head as he makes the connections that Sam is going to bolt and that this time it's going to be permanent. We don't usually get to be front in center through that thought process.
Then he thinks this: *Chances were meant to be taken, and I'd let him. Even if I was pissed off. Even if I was afraid for him. Even if it did hurt like hell* and I can't think that there isn't a more perfect brother than Dean in existence.
Plus, even though this is totally in Dean's perspective, through his eyes the other characters are just as alive. Elmo and his snarky military cigar-gumming self, and then you show us John the way Dean sees him-so intelligent and single-mindedly focused, yet also noting everything around him. And he never is even seen! All of that is conveyed through Dean's thoughts on the other side of the door! Yet we can see and hear clearly what is going on. Geez you are so freaking talented.
And then Sam. *sighs* So sweet and worried that John will find out about his plans and somehow curtail them and all of that conveyed through body language and pleading looks he gives to Dean, and just the sheer hopefulness that his brother will have his back on this is gut-wrenching.
Okay, now I'm just gushing and making a big mess. Let me get sum up: One of the best fics I've ever read.
| Menthol Pixie 7/2/12 . chapter 1
This is great! I loved old Elmo and the brilliant hurt Sammy. ;) Your Dean was awesome, so protective, and the drag queen! LOL!
I enjoyed this a lot. XD