|Reviews for Not Like You|
| Linnie McCary chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
Very entertaining, Scull, and very well-written. Loved what you created between Sam and Jess, and was suitably horrified when she morphed. I also really appreciated that the h/c was what I'll call 'within canon reason' and not overboard-for example, Dean pushing Sam not to go to Adam's send-off, but allowing Sam to make the decision and then telling him to get the lead out. Very, very well done! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
| skag trendy chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
Although we were given a great episode of Sam in the panic room, going cold turkey and all that, it was always in the back of my mind that there wasn't really that much sympathy for Sam's cause. This tag certainly showed us what might have been running through his head and thus restored that sympathy. We all have a choice, but sometimes we're not aware of it. Sam felt as though he didn't have much choice about the demon blood. In his mind, it was worth sacrificing himself and his sanity in order to stop Lilith and keep Dean safe. Dean may have spent time in Dante's hell, but Sam spent time in his own hell when his brother died, and I think that drove him just a little bit nuts.
Let's face it, the Sam from season 1 and 2 never would have even contemplated drinking demon blood, and would probably have even killed Ruby for suggesting it, let alone her being a demon. The Sam of season 3 and 4 was the changed version, changed by desperation and grief respectively.
And yes, he loved the power it gave him. He's only human after all, and he hasn't had much control over his life so far. Drinking demon blood gave him a perception of control, but as I say, only a perception. It was a failing on his part, sure, but how many of us would have passed such a test?
Sorry for the rambling, but what I'm trying to say is: love this tag. Superb H/C, angst, a nice brotherly moment, and a delve into Sam's troubled mind.
| Trish62 chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
I hated how in Jump the Shark, they glossed over Sam's wounds. I mean, the writers are aware of fanfiction, and the fan's desire for some h/c, but they refuse to give it to us. And really, with the wounds he had, they expected us to believe he could hold pressure to them. Ha.
Well, I guess that is why we do have fanfiction - though would it kill them to give us a little feverish, delirious Sam, for crying out loud?
Thanks for filling in the blanks!
| Thorny Hedge chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
Poor Sammy. It does break my heart to see him so broken.
| masondixon chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
I loved the beginning of this story. Such a nice scene with Sam and Jess and the stars and the planets. A different time, a different life. I am a Whumped Dean addict myself, but I did enjoy the Comfort Dean here. A good job. Thank You for your story.
| zuimar chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
What a great one shot! I was confused at first with the Sam and Jess scene, but I soon figured out that it had to be a nightmare. Boy, did Sam have some bad dreams in this fic!
LOL at Marge Simpson's Sunday dinner: salted and burned, brilliant!
| SunnyZim chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
Yay for more Jess!:-D Loved the scene with the two of them;-) And yes, Sam is a VERY hunky geek! This was a very interesting take on that episode - I really enjoyed the way you showed him being taunted about his addiction in his dreams - all that guilt that he's hiding from Dean torturing his subconscious. And the ending was so sad:-( Because we know that it was only downhill from there. Great job with this - and as always, your characterisation of all of the characters was spot on and I loved the brothers' interaction:-)
| T.L. Arens chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
It was nice to read about a caring Dean. The brothers had drifted so far apart in Season 5 that it seemed Dean no longer cared about Sam at all; that Sam had such a difficult time standing on his own. I can see where you balanced that; Dean cares for Sam, but won't force his brother to accept his lovingkindness.
I hope Season 6 will be different.
I loved how you used Jess in this story. It drives home that Sam will miss her for the rest of his life. It worries me that he may never find another girl like her. But in his world, love is just too fragile a thing to have.
| Maz101 chapter 1 . 9/10/2010
Great story for pulling the threads of Sam's fears, his past and his current situation together. Really *places* him I felt. Lovely Dean comfort too.
| Menthol Pixie chapter 1 . 9/9/2010
I really liked this. Of course, I like pretty much any hurt/sick Sam, but this was well written and awesome. :)
Loved the insights into Sam's addiction. Thanks for sharing.
| mamapranayama chapter 1 . 9/9/2010
Loved it! Great job showing Sam's guilt as he made the connection between himself and the ghouls, you made this a very compelling and enjoyable story. Thanks for sharing it. :D