|Reviews for The Peacock Farm|
| Bartlebead chapter 6 . 12/16/2010
"a trail of blood even an aged Llasa Apso could follow" must be some trail!
| Bartlebead chapter 4 . 12/16/2010
Hope it doesn't feel like I'm chasing you around. Just thought I'd read everything.
This one's earlier, I see; it's interesting seeing how much your writing grew over time. Both the relationship to the characters as offered by the show itself (this one feels somewhat immature, going through absolutely on target, to a bit-over-the-top mythic at the end there) and your own writing. Much more telling than showing in this one, and the timing is no where near as sophisticated as in the later ones. Also your use of language in the later stuff is spot-on.
It's not often, outside of a critique group, where the changes can be so gradual as to be nearly invisible, that one gets to see the evolution of a writer, since the stuff that's published has usually (or at least up to the last decade or so) been polished by an editor.
Entertaining story in any case! Thanks!
| CalamityJim chapter 2 . 11/1/2010
Just a note Sashimi is the rawer version of raw fish.
| Alyssa Halliwell chapter 7 . 9/23/2009
I've never seen The X-Files, though I do wanna see the 'Home' episode, after hearing so much about it
Again, I was giggling through the beginning: "How did I get a passport?" Sam asked (don't know why, but I just thought that was hilarious), 'Samuel Elton John' and the accompanying photo, comparing Dean to a sea anemones, (Your author notes/Disclaimers), "barn (With authentic machinary!)", the laundromat scene ("Sparklee Kleen")
then it started to become more creepy
"In place of eyes, she had sheets of mottled skin, stretched like drumheads across sockets empty and dry." - Ew, icky!
| Sarahzilla chapter 7 . 6/26/2009
Roll up the rim to win! Gosh I loved that contest. I wish there were Tim Horton's where I live. The closest equivalent we've got is probably Dunkin' Donuts. But Tim's wins hands down. And that coming from an American, you guys do have something to be proud of.
Anyways, great story. I have to agree with you that the Peacock episode was one of the more creepy ones...
| NongPradu chapter 7 . 1/27/2009
You've done 2 stories so far where they go to Canada and haven't had them catch even a single Heritage Minute on tv? Those are a part of my Canuck identity, man! I see that Inuit kid talking about the Inukshuk and I go warm with glee - or the horribly dubbed Bolduque woman singing that god-awful French song! And let's not forget, "Is THIS normal?" with the penal system.
Heritate Minutes are what make us US. Screw Tim Hortons. I still say it's the addictive coffee that makes it so huge, not the donuts. Plus, the Tim Bits. You know they had a Timmies in Dublin when I went to Ireland last May, but they didn't have Tim Bits? It was my first Timmies in 8 months and I could have cried at the lack of Tim bits
Sorry, very OT. Loved this story. It was creepy, spooky, and at times funny as hell, which is of course par for the course for your stuff. I adore your stuff. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As for the X-Files, we always called him "Cancer Man" rather than "Cigarette Smoking Man." Maybe that's an East Coast thing? Personally, I prefer Cancer Man. So not PC, but whatever. :)
| Cathy1967 chapter 7 . 5/11/2008
Excellent story there. Gotta love your take on the boys. So true to character. Kudos.
| JazzyIrish chapter 7 . 12/28/2007
Well, this story was a real treat. I'm a huge X-Files fan (own the entire series on DVD), but like you, pretty much stay away from the gruesome "Home" eppie. And yeah, Dean's Mulder, no question.
But I digress. I came here to tell you how much I love your style of writing from the luxurious descriptions of the surrounding terrain to the crisp, snarky (and often humorous) dialogue between the brothers. It sounds so very natural that I feel that I'm with them, witnessing all they do and say, sharing in their fears, laughter and pain. I've got to tell you, that's a real talent! You have their voices down pat; their actions and emotions so very true to character.
The story was superb - love the hurt!Dean - even if it was only short-lived, you had me going there. And we should be very grateful that the Sam's shotgun only had rock salt in it: "The Benders had taught him nothing, apparently; humans were always, always worse." Great connecting backstory to "The Benders" - that one still makes me shiver too. Creepy.
So, I'm working my way up your homepage. Really glad that your writing was recommended to me - otherwise I would have missed reading some great, well-written stories. That's the truth - and you know it's out there ;) Thanks for sharing this wonderful story with us. Until next time...
| Tari Roo chapter 7 . 10/9/2007
Ok so I was going to send just one massive review about the joy that is your writing, but then, figured you'd prefer a review per fic (i know i would) so here it starts... in order as per your profile, but not the order that i read 'em.
Can I say creepy and very disturbing...? i think so. Cos it was supposed to be and it was - very.
I love the way you write Dean - so complex and fascinating and just out and out right wonderful. And of course, Sam!Dean banter... truly inspired.
| WaltzMatildah chapter 7 . 8/21/2007
Okay...so now I'm up to one hundred thousand for the day, may have jumped the gun a little with the first review!
Actual time dedicated to actual paid work today five minutes!
Again, great story. I have no clue how you come up with these ideas...no freaking clue...and, yes...I'm very jealous!
Keep up the good work...incidentally, I'm from Tasmania...way WAy down at the bottom of the world and in three months I'm moving to British Colombia...any words of wisdom you could offer? Like...for example...exactly how cold is it going to be? Is it even something describable?
| Brigid Tanner chapter 7 . 5/28/2007
That was fun. Now I need to find that X-Files ep and see if the houses really do look alike. ; ) I'm a hockey fan so I'm familiar with Tim Hortons and their commercials. I'd like to see your take on the Canadian Tire Guy as the Stupidest Monster challenge : ) Loved the snarky comments about it always raining in the X-Files, no matter where they were supposed to be...yeah, nothing like that happens on Supernatural. Enjoyed the laudromat...I'd have passed that window more than once, too.
| Rebel Goddess chapter 7 . 1/12/2007
I really liked this story. It was delightfully creepy and well paced. I especially liked all the little moments between Dean and Sam when you got a real glimpse into their world. Excellent.
| Rebel Goddess chapter 5 . 1/12/2007
I liked the "very fucked up sea turtle" line. She was one scary lady but her story was even scarier.
| chrissie0707 chapter 7 . 12/2/2006
Hey. I was thinking to myself: Hey, self. Why don't you check out that there profile page of BigPink and see what other wonders you can find? So I did. And I gotta say...yeesh. I remember the episode, the guy I was dating a few years ago was a HUGE "X-Files" freak, I mean fan, and he made me watch it. Man. Spooky shit, just thinking about it gives me chills. Oh the story? Yeah, I really liked it. Your characterizations are just awesome, and to see how they were so dead-on from the start, that means you got 'em. I really enjoyed this, and am now probably going to continue and read more.
| EagleGirl6 chapter 7 . 6/25/2006
I just found this story and read straight through. Ha! So funny and scary and witty; I love your dialogue and all of your writing, really. Gotta go read some more of your work now:) Love the X-Files stuff, too, whew that ep was totally freak-creepiest.