|Reviews for Pink Elephants, Cheshire Cats and Staplers|
| LikeMuh.Fashnik chapter 1 . 2/10/2010
Right, so I friggin' LOVE this story. Chuck is an adorable drunk, and Casey is a good friend. He was very in character. I'll say it again: friggin' LOVE!
| MysteryLady-Tx chapter 1 . 1/27/2010
LMAO! that was AWESOME, hehehe (pun intended) ! I LOVED IT!
| Mavan chapter 1 . 1/15/2010
I really like your take on the physical aspects of what the intersect might do to Chuck. I wish they would address it more in the show, because that much information, that quickly will cause side effects.
| hajimebassaidai chapter 1 . 11/7/2009
Liked this! It makes sense that Chuck would only let himself go when there is no danger of him letting anyone down. Also liked the way you wrote Casey. You showed his emotions without going OOC. Actually thought it was drunk Chuck who was slightly off in that he didn't twig this was real when Casey handed him bottled water. Appreciated that you kept going with Casey coming over the next day. There's no verbal acknowledgement from Casey that the previous night happened, he just sits there and talks with Chuck about what, for Chuck, is normal life and interests. Companionship of another human being as opposed to Sarah who probably would insist on analysing it and giving sympathy. Loved the final touch - 14 ways to attack with a stapler. Priceless!
| Ppleater chapter 1 . 9/7/2009
The depth in this is very nice, and the characterization in this is spot on, even though both characters are taken out of their "comfort zone". The insight on the intersect side effects is also quite plausible. I actually laughed out loud when Drunk Chuck thought the Gin bottle would levitate because of Bizzaro Casey. I really liked this story :)
| Neo chapter 1 . 8/16/2009
Very nicely done.
You should leave it at a oneshot, of course, but you knew that.
| Breathe In Butterfly chapter 1 . 8/11/2009
| Jonesyfu chapter 1 . 8/9/2009
This was really great! I loved the close characterization paired with the imaginative "what ifs" of how the Intersect might affect Chuck! Loved it! Thanks! :)
| KittyGoddess415 chapter 1 . 6/3/2009
Totally adored this! I can definitely see Chuck vividly through your writing, and Bizarro Casey is wonderful...I love stories where Casey is human, you see hints of it all over the place in the series. He's come a long way being on Team Bartowski. And I can definitely see Casey leaving the pink elephant and Cheshire Cat for Chuck, the closest he'd come to admitting lady feelings to a sober Chuck. Thanks for sharing!
| htbthomas chapter 1 . 6/2/2009
Hee! I decided to hop on over to your Chuck fic and found this. ADORABLE. I love the hallucination!Casey who isn't, and Chuck's drunken self-loathing, and then the bonding afterward. Perfect. :)
| KatKola chapter 1 . 6/1/2009
I laughed so hard during this, my mom thinks I'M nuts now!
| Yunaine chapter 1 . 5/25/2009
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant :)
Read this at work and had to stop reading at several intervals to avoid people looking at me weirdly :P
| breezyyy chapter 1 . 5/21/2009
i really really did love this story. absolutly wonderfully perfect. i even went back and re-read it. amazing!
| Katie chapter 1 . 5/20/2009
In the words of Captain Awesome... Well, you get the idea! Great story, made of win!
| Robert Modean chapter 1 . 5/19/2009
Wonderfully done blc, truly wonderfully done.
Heavy is the head that wears the crown, isn't that the saying? Chuck wears the Intersect like a crown, and his head is heavy indeed. The concept of the Intersect causing neurological damage to Chuck has been done before, but I think the manner in which you present it is quite original and, in some respects, the most realistic for something as fantastic as the Intersect. Since it is composed primarily of huge amounts of data it's most likely that it would overwrite sections of Chuck's brain handling his memory. That he's randomly lost his own memories in the process makes his job as the intersect just that more poignant.
I also greatly enjoyed your characterization of Casey, showing concern yet not knowing exactly what to do except listen. It's interesting how in the presence of others Casey gives the impression that he's openly hostile to Chuck but in fact he's not, his hostility is simply part of his professional detachment. I like the way you bring that across here. Casey's been in the business too long to allow his fondness for Chuck to get in the way of his job protecting him, and he fails to realize that his detachment and gruff demeanor are being interpreted as actual enmity. He knows Chuck possibly considers him to be something of a friend, he assumes Chuck knows how much he's appreciated and valued, but it's clear that Casey's surprised when he finds out just how distraught Chuck really is. This isn't his territory, taking care of Chuck on an emotional level is something he'd leave to Sarah, except Sarah actually isn't that good at it since he doesn't feel as if she's really there for him, but for the job. The way you bring that across feels so right within the confines of the show, authentic.
The scene toward the end, Chuck eating the pizza with extra olives, symbolic of his resentment of Sarah's presence and the conflicting emotions she brings him, and then enjoying that Pizza while passing a quiet and entertaining evening with Casey, was a gem. Casey may not be the 'emotional' anchor that Chuck needs, but he can, in his own way, be supportive.
I really enjoyed this blc, and I'd love to see a second chapter dealing with Sarah, Devon, Ellie and them coming back and seeing to what degree, if any, Chuck reverts back to form around them. Does he go back to being 'always happy, always helpful' Chuck? Or does he snap and unload on some of them, or all of them? Does Casey let it go or does he pull Sarah aside and read her the riot act? There are a number of possibilities here to explore.