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Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from TouchoftheWind
Very good story
Review By [TouchoftheWind] • Date [1 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from (Recent Donor)Anaraine
I liked "Going Home" better. Gosh, horrible thing to say, right? I think you had a very strong beginning with Andrew's musings on his own 'talent', and how he fit, or rather didn't fit, into the Winchester family. That part was great. The background was intriguing without being too thick, a sort of float-y type of writing that fills in the story as your universe expands.

Sam's fight with John was especially poignant from Andrew's point of view. It just... ouch. I feel for the little guy. And 'daddy issues' man, Bobby's comments in "Going Home" make a sharper point now. They've all got issues coming up the wazoo. But we love them all anyways. But god, I think everyone wants to smack John upside the head a time or too. Or at least give him a strong woman figure that won't put up with his shit.

Anyways, the parts where Andrew was playing Sam and John & Dean off each-other was well written too, but after that... I kind of felt the story weaken. I'm not sure how to explain it any better. I sat down to re-read it a couple of times to figure out what was bothering me, because everything you wrote makes perfect sense. Getting a new identity, how things went down in good old Sunnyhell, his regrets and his pride as a Winchester... But it's also... lacking, in some way. Like the soul of the story there was just stolen away for a bit. But since I really can't offer concrit, I'm going to stop bitching. In the entirety of the series, putting "Going Home" directly after this, it makes only a small dip in the interest level I held as a whole.

Definitely worth the time it took to read it though. And still quite a bit better than I was expecting. Thanks for a good read.
Comments from author:
Oh, you're welcome. :) And I have no problem with you liking "Going Home" better. *I* like "Going Home" better. :) As for what this was lacking, I have an answer for you and I can sum it up in a couple words: Buffy History. The whole point was to merge two already existing universes without changing it too much...well, within reason anyway. As I was writing this I started seeing how a general knowledge of Buffy-verse wasn't going to cut it and rather than write myself into a corner, and totally destroy the story as a whole (which I have done before) I'd simply just work with what I knew and leave it as is.

Trust me when I say I've come a really looong way in my writing style and it's still an ongoing process for me. I'm very aware that I am a lifetime learner too, so when you said in your 1st review that you'd buy my original works if I ever wrote any (which I neglected to tell you *Really* made my day :D ) I was, and am, beyond flattered. So however you feel about my writing, whether you stay or go, I very much appreciate your thoughts on it. It truly does help to get another view on things. Helps put things in perspective.

Glad I caught your attention.

Review By [(Recent Donor)Anaraine] • Date [28 Sep 09] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from (Past Donor)GACTsevil
Very good, I'm not an Andrew fan, but the idea was intriguing.
Comments from author:
Thanks tons. :D I'm glad you liked it.
Review By [(Past Donor)GACTsevil] • Date [21 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from Kristal
Hm, I stumbled on this from finding the sequel and wanting to go back tothe first first! So Yay. I liked it, it was a nice build up rather than really a story so I am excited to read your new part now! Yay! Good job!
Comments from author:
Thanks, doll :D Really appreciate it. :)
Review By [Kristal] • Date [16 Feb 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from anouk
I like your take on Andrew :) Very cool to see more depth there. I like the fics where one of the scoobies turns out to be related to someone from another fandom and I've read a lot of those and it's very refreshing to see one with a rarely used character like Andrew, where he isn't the butt of all jokes too, or 2dimensional :)
Please please a sequel *puppy dog eyes*
Comments from author:
Thanks, doll!

And, believe it or not, I'm working on Chapter one of the sequel now. I'm not just saying it like I've said before. I mean to post it this time!!! I swear! I've lit a match under my own bum! There are words on the 'paper' and everything!
Review By [anouk] • Date [5 Jan 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from WannaBeSlayerWitch
dude that was AWESOME!
me want more! lol
seriouslly though, i want more, like i wanna see the reunition and everything
Comments from author:
Why thank you very much!!

I'm still trying to figure ideas out and am currently muse-blocked on my other story so maybe this weekend will be the perfect time to come up with something. *grins* I know I have said this several times to others but, we'll see. ;)
Review By [WannaBeSlayerWitch] • Date [22 May 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from dor
I really like your take on Andrew's character & i love how u blended the storylines.. & the shapeshifter killing Johnathan thing was great :D cause all along i kept thinking how you were gonna explain that!!

I do hope you write a sequel :) It'd be great to see how the scoobies react to his reality & the Winchesters to his new life when they find him...
i now feel bad for the Winchester boys coz all through S1 they'd have to look for their dad as well as Andrew.. double tension!!!
Comments from author:
Thanks for the nice review. :D All these comments are putting ideas in my head. I think it'll be more likely than not that I write a sequel.
Review By [dor] • Date [22 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from Jaya
I enjoyed this a lot. It's always nice seeing Andrew as more than just a goofy sidekick. Excellent. :D
Comments from author:
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D
Review By [Jaya] • Date [21 Apr 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from ElvenBookwyrm
I... have no words.

Thank you so much! I'd had that challenge up for so long I'd completely given up hope of anyone responding to it. And to see a response right now, when I was suffering from pre-exam blues... well, wow. (Maybe the PTBs aren't so bad after all... XD)

Anyway, thank you.
Comments from author:
You're very welcome, doll. Good luck with the exams! You'll be alright. 8D
Review By [ElvenBookwyrm] • Date [20 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from tals
Lovely. And surprisingly plausable: you don't rewrite Andrew's character, you just add another layer, and it works. Thanks for a great read, and a good character piece.

Comments from author:
Thank ya, doll! :D I'm alll about the plausabilty...when it's plausable. *cheesy grin*
Review By [tals] • Date [20 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from SlowMercury
I really like this - how Andrew lies to everyone. Also, I like the title. I would love to see more about how the Scoobies take Andrew's storytelling, and what his family does to him when he catches up with them. I hope you continue this one day.
Comments from author:
Thank you kindly!
Review By [SlowMercury] • Date [20 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from feekh
Very well done, but if you think that that is it, then you are sadly mistaken. And I am not above begging for another chapter. Pretty please.
Comments from author:
You're funny. :D I'm thinking about it, I'm thinking about it.... *grins*
Review By [feekh] • Date [20 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from Kennedy
Love it!
You have to write a sequel to this... something about when Dean and Sam find Andrew again!
It would be SO good...please? lol
Comments from author:
Glad you loved it. :D If I can get a plausable story line together, I just may.
Review By [Kennedy] • Date [20 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from sosaith
This is good. I've never thought about Andrew that way before, and it does make sense in ways that explain a lot about his character. The story was interesting and flowed well. I'd certainly read, if you decided to write more.
Comments from author:
Thank you very much, m'dear. 8D I'm still up in the air about writing more, but I have thought about it. This one would have been longer, but I didn't feel geek enough to do Andrew Wells justice. ;)
Review By [sosaith] • Date [20 Apr 08] • Not Rated
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