|Reviews for Underworld|
| Guest chapter 8 . 1/14
You likely won't read this, but I just wanted to say that I loved your story. The detail and thought you put into plot, characterization, and setting was just amazing, and reading your afterward really made me appreciate how much research went into different aspects of the story. Your treatment of the characters was really well developed. You really explored Dean's PTSD in depth in a way that felt authentic, and I liked how you portrayed Sam's desire to step up in order to help Dean but uncertainty as to how. I particularly loved the setting and atmosphere of the story. You worried that you didn't capture the city's spirit, but I found that to be what you did best. The tunnels under New York made for a perfect setting, and the descriptive passages weaved an atmosphere of tension, neglect, and unease. I loved how you incorporated real urban legends and aspects of the city's history. I felt like you gave an honest and nuanced look at the gritter, less seen side of the city. I almost never review, but this story was so well crafted that I wanted to say something. I hope you keep writing!
| Jenasis chapter 8 . 8/3/2013
You probably won't read this, but I LOVE YOUR STORY! IT'S AMAZING! I think you portrayed Dean really accurately and I loved how you portrayed him and Sam. I was hoping that you would have had them talk about hell even if it was just a little bit. Otherwise keep up the good work:D
| ImpalaLove chapter 7 . 8/3/2013
Wow! I don't usually read the longer stories on here, but this one gripped me right away. You have an awesome writing style that really manages to capture the voices of all of your characters. Bringing Cas in at the end was fantastic, I loved this whole paragraph:
"Give yourself time. Let yourself be helped. You were gone for a lifetime. Too many changes below, too many changes up here. You cannot expect yourself to be the same; to be just as unfazed, as fit, as fearless. If you are weary, rest. If you are ill, stop. If you stumble, let people catch you. If you fall, let them give you a hand. If your mind is shaken, speak of it, let yourself be heard, and let yourself be consoled."
Beautifully, beautifully done. This is definitely going in my "favorites"
| shookenuppepsi chapter 8 . 2/14/2013
Wow. You an utterly fantastic author. Seriously, honest to god, you have talent. I can see this easily being an officially sanctioned Supernatural novel. My favorite bits include when Dean realizes that Sam went through his own sort of Hell and Sam reveals some of the depressed moments he had (the M&Ms got me). Also, that Cas is actually somewhat of a messenger of God. In the show, the angels are either dicks or just plain confused, but I liked that Cas was actually confident in his role as a mentor and helper of mankind, saints and sinners. I just wanted to give Dean a hug the entire time, but I loved the realism of Sam needing to help, to get through to his brother, and just not knowing how.
| Guest chapter 2 . 11/9/2012
Calling each other "bro" a lot is a little distracting because they don't really do that, but I can look past it because the characters and writing is excellent. Yes, I'm steadily hitting your fics tonight. ;)
| chabitso.0 chapter 8 . 7/26/2012
This was a very enjoyable story! Well put together and fit with the story line. All in all, two thumbs up.]
Gonna go find "Steps Behind" now, from what i read so far it's gonna be good.
| chabitso.0 chapter 1 . 7/26/2012
The whole "look" in italics started to freak me out even before the blink.
Off to read more.]
| Bloodmoon-Shinigami chapter 8 . 5/6/2012
I really enjoy the long case-fics, especially with a healthy amount of brotherly-angst thrown in. I was so relieved when you mentioned in the story that Dean had spent more time in Hell than he'd been alive. I feel like this is a very important piece in understanding how devastating his experience was and why it SHOULD, really, take him a while to find a way to live with the memories. I feel like the show skimmed over Dean's time in hell a little too much. I guess leaving the details to the imaginations of the fandom was their subtle way of letting on that it was pretty damn horrendous.
I really liked your role-reversals in this. It felt right and your execution of the switch was smooth. Thank you for writing something so dark and delicious and detailed. The highly-detailed case-fics don't turn ME off. )
| Basia Orci chapter 7 . 12/29/2011
Wow, what a great story. It was very emotionally powerful.
| ccase13 chapter 8 . 12/7/2011
Underworld is a great story and would make a wonderful episode. It fits wonderfully in it's spot in the season 4 lineup.
| borgmama1of5 chapter 8 . 11/19/2011
This was an awesome read! I really appreciate the care you took in grounding it inbetween episodes and getting the emotional arc of the characters to fit so precisely-Dean's brokenness was wrenching and I thought it would end with him out-of-sync with the show, but you pulled Cas in to pull Dean back from the precipice just enough to lead into 4.09. Tricky, and well-done!
The case itself was horrifying and your vivid descriptions of the underworld/hell masterfully put me right in them.
And I also appreciate the effort you use to keep it real as evidenced in your afterword.
Thank you for a great read!
| Bartlebead chapter 7 . 10/24/2011
This story was utterly fantastic-plot was tight, full of suspense; good, clear description; characterization was great, Sam and Dean as well as OCs; nice use of language. The only thing that I felt didn't quite work was the tense changes you employed at various times, I think mostly when the POV was intended to be very much in one character's head. I felt it a bit jarring. I think it would be smoother if you just went ahead and and stayed in past and in past perfect when necessary. Really, though, this was great.
| NeverLookAway chapter 8 . 3/16/2011
This was a great story, I especially loved the unbelievable research you did for it, way to go! you showed some awesome writing skills here, and it goes straight to my favs. :)
| imaginecloud chapter 6 . 10/6/2010
its actually the first time I write a comment to a story, but this one was just too good, to not write something!
I absolutely loved the story!
I enjoyed especially your description of New York, of the special "vibe", the detailed description of the metro system!I didnt think that a winchester story would fit in a big city like New York, but you made it work!
And I loved the way you portrayed sam and dean. It really does justice to the characters!
Thanks, for writing such a wonderful story!
(Sorry for my english- its not my first language)
| what the gaaah chapter 7 . 8/7/2010
Wow, this story's epic! Though I have to say that the case was the absolutely best part of it. It was creepy, and the absense of any supernatural monsters except or the ghosts trying to help made it different from any other case I've seen in this fandom. Well done!