Reviews for Sins of the Father
bijou2009 chapter 1 . 11/10/2013
This reminds me why I hate the proverb; Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words can never hurt me.
Because bruises fade broken bones mend but the words, the words have the power to destroy you, to break the spirit, the words are like razorblades on the soul.
sapphireswimming chapter 1 . 5/6/2013
Oh wow. This is a brilliant exploration of a really hard scene. I think you found a great balance of showing how and why this happened and how John handled it without justifying it or making him seem like a monster. Because he's not. He's just broken. And far far too angry for his own good. It's terrible that it comes out on Dean, like that though. Especially after what the demon said about him was absolutely true.
Yorushike chapter 1 . 4/18/2013
absolutely great. I think you manage to portay John quite well. It really is a bit ironic that John always claims that he wanted to protect the boys but stil put them in so much danger. I think its pretty much like an out of control car. First you think you have everything under control and then you suddenly lose it. This story describes that very well.
Greetings Yorushike
Jules chapter 1 . 1/14/2013
Very very powerful story! I hope you do continue this story,I love John,he is very complex and tough to get UPDATE!
WhereverUAre chapter 1 . 7/25/2012
I really liked it and I wish you would elaborate the ending :)
kasey123 chapter 1 . 2/6/2012
love it need more
TaraHalliwell chapter 1 . 11/3/2011
Wow. I'm just about speechless after reading this. John is an intense and complex character but I really think you got his character perfectly. Dean was in character perfectly as well. I was curious after that episode too and this was amazing.
kemwilson chapter 1 . 10/17/2011
I wouldn't mind seeing more added to this. It kept me enthralled and yes it did sound just like John. Sometimes during the series I just wanted to smack him for what he did to Dean! LOL
lil joker 1989 chapter 1 . 7/17/2011
This was good it made me really sad but I still liked it :)
Freya chapter 1 . 3/13/2011
*speaks up in a psuedo-lecturing voice* I'm afraid I need to correct you on a small point in your story- well, actually, the preface. If the story may have already been done, I've *never* seen it done better. The thing I like best is that you're still portraying John as being sympathetic in that he's not being made out to be evil or out of character. You don't excuse his behavior, nor minimize the impact on his sons, but the reader can still feel the horror of what he's doing and (even worse for the family, but somehow even better for the reader) how John doesn't feel able to stop. I agree that the emotional abuse was more damaging, and I also think that you've managed to capture how damaging the mental abuse is by externalizing it into something that John can actually understand is harmful. Thank you so, so much for writing this wonderful story, and I really hope that you'll explore it from the other two points of view, as well! (Actually, you may have already, since I'm only just now finding this amazing tale! *fingers crossed in hope*) Thank you!
letmefallasleep chapter 1 . 3/4/2011
Really good story, I enjoyed it a lot. Very well written. Kudos to you! :D
ficwriterjet chapter 1 . 2/11/2011
I enjoyed your take on the events that were alluded to in that episode. I think you did a good job of showing John's inner thoughts, and how they differed from the things he did and said. I also think Dean's reaction to the sudden physical abuse was very in character. Thanks for the story.
Blume chapter 1 . 2/7/2011
Ok, I know John didn’t have a nice day, that he was already feeling like shit, but still.. you just do that!

You don’t it them for failing in a duty that was yours to begin with no do you let them alone to stew in their suffering, and most importantly: You don’t hit your children and then let them think it was THEIR fault! Without saying sorry!

Argghhh! But I guess I should congratulate you for writing such a good fic: it’s so good, it makes me hate John a little bit… ;)
Tessa Marlene chapter 1 . 1/11/2011
One of the best Flagstaff stories I've read. Dean and especially John are 100% in character. I'm glad you didn't make John straigh out appologize or act otherwise out of character. This is how it probably went down. John is not really a bad man, I can see him lash out, feel guilty afterwards, but what you wrote here is probably as far as he'd go in terms of appologizing.
gentlemoonbell chapter 1 . 12/12/2010
Great story; I've been looking for oneshots about flagstaff. That episode was so open ended in regards to what exactly happened when John got home. I'm glad u shed some light on it.

You were kind of repeating what john was feeling at thew beginning of story. But overall really good; keep up the good work.
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