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DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
Art by attempt_unique

http://community.livejournal.com/deancasbigbang/38557.html

Other pairings listed on post as spoilers.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
Don't know if I want to try the fic (maybe after some reviews) but I have to say I find the Twilight-copying book covers weirdly charming.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
SA

Okay, so I skimmed it and ended up reading most of it when it grabbed my attention.

I enjoyed it. One of my favorite parts of an AU is seeing all the little nods to the show and seeing how important plot points are translated and this had lots of that kind of thing.

The ending felt pretty rushed, though. I wanted way more exploration of a few important happenings and instead it sort of went Climax > Dean Angsts A Little For No Reason > Happy Ending.

Still, glad I read it.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
Was there some vampire smexing??
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
DA

No. But it was pretty good. I'm not down with Twilight, so I was worried, but it all wrapped up nicely with lots of "Oh! Boys!" moments. And you totally don't need to be a Twihard to get it. Though apparently it helps with nuance.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
This thing is 64K long? Is it worth the read? Any smexing in it?
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
One sex scene.

I'd say it was worth it. Weird SPaG/ESL errors, but even for me, readable past that. I liked the writing of all the named characters, pretty much, and she had me tense where she wanted me tense, and relieved at the appropriate times.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
Huh. I'll check it out then, thanks.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
Okay, so I just finished this, and I thought it was a good read. I dislike Twilight but the concept still worked. However, I will say that I thought it started off super strong and then kind of petered off in the last few chapters - the spelling errors also got more and more plentiful. But, that's understandable when you have to write something this long in so short a time. And it definitely held my attention all the way through, which is always a good sign.

SPOILERS

I loved what happened to Sam and I actually enjoyed the Sam/Madison pairing more than the D/C. Which is weird, because D/C is my OTP, but YMMV. The D/C was just written too romantically for my tastes - probably because it was meant to mirror Bella/Edward, which is one of my least favourite pairings in literary history.

I'm surprised the author didn't include a Cas-watches-Dean-sleep scene, though.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
The above comments warm the cockles of my heart. I haven't read the fic and don't have the time to right now, but I was secretly rooting for the author, because I'm sure loads of people would brush the story off because of its connection to Twilight. Go you, author!
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
I really like the art. Especially the book covers. The wallpapers are pretty cool, too. I really like Dean's.

I also like the soundtrack, and the little explanations the artists makes for them. It doesn't have any Supernatural-like songs, but it has a varity of different types, which I enjoyed.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
I'm so glad I stuck by this. This turned out to be one of my favourite DCBB's!!! :D

Even with that really awkwardly placed dry humping sex scene...it could've been better if it was left to the end or a typical Stephanie Meyers type of fade to black would've worked as a substitute...
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
Argh, I really want to get into this because indulgent shipper fic with bonus mystery/case sounds right up my alley, but this prose isn't sucking me in and I'm getting bored every other paragraph. It's not even that the writing is impersonal, since there's lovely little touches of personality and humour, but it's just not working for me.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
Agreed. I gave up about a third way in. It's not badly written at all. I just realized that I didn't care about any of it except the Dean/Cas bits, and there weren't enough of them to reward me to force myself to keep going. The author made bold choices (I don't think I've ever see Cupid as Cas's brother in an AU yet, frex), and I feel bad that I didn't find them more intriguing.
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Re: DCBB: Polar Night [D/C, NC-17] by phate_phoenix

(Anonymous)
AYRT

I just realized that I didn't care about any of it except the Dean/Cas bits, and there weren't enough of them to reward me to force myself to keep going.

Yeah, that's me as well. I was almost tempted to skim everything except the D/C parts but that's not fair to the story either.
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