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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Its up! (This is the Hunger Games AU).
http://trinityofone.livejournal.com/201469.html

Art & soundtrack bu aesc
http://aesc.livejournal.com/448031.html
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Haven't read it yet. Looks like Cas is going to be "Jimmy" for 3/4 of the fic.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
You get used to it.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Anyone read this yet? Is it necessary to know anything about Hunger Games in order to appreciate the fic?
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
I've read them, and I think it helps, but I'm not sure it would be strictly necessary.

Really, really loved the fic. Better than the novels, actually.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
I read it without having any idea what the Hunger Games books are even about (beyond the title) and didn't find it at all confusing. I think you should be fine.

I will agree with the nonny below, though, that the epilogue detracted from my overall enjoyment of the story. Then I did wish that I had read the original books, because maybe it would give me a good idea of why the epilogue was included. Other than some Dean/Cas is pasteded on, (not so) yay.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Nonnies who've read this: will I enjoy this as typical any other Trin work? (I'm always hesitant about wading into fusion fics where I have no acquaintance with the source material. Which is why I'm probably never gonna get around to reading unoshot's Last Unicorn fic. :( )
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
I haven't read the original source material, but so far it doesn't seem to matter (I'm mid-way through part 3). I'm really enjoying this, Trin's done a great job as usual, very readable with solid characterizations.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Oh, since you brought that up, that unoshot's fic was not very good, def. not up to her usual stuff's standard.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Liked this until the epilogue. :/
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
I enjoyed this but didn't love it as much as her previous fics. It was well done, but I think because I love the books so much this fusion was wrong for me. The tweaks to both canons were interesting but unsatisfying. I liked the theocracy set up, but would have liked a little more depth and explanation to the world building.

The central relationship was fine, but I didn't really see it as romantic for most of the fic. The aging body issue was just odd and tacked on imho. I don't know. Maybe I just had too high expectations for this one.

Also, the art is fine. I liked the cover and the mockingbird dividers. I didn't love the illustrator art - too static.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Dean started: apparently, it had been someone's bright idea to shove Jo into a tight red dress that was much too mature for her. He blushed and glanced away.em>

He blushed and glanced away.

He blushed and glanced away.

He blushed and glanced away.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
It's not bad. I don't think trinityofone could write a bad fic if she deliberately tried, but that epilogue is completely pastede on. There's no relationship between Dean and Cas up to that point. Cas seems to like Dean as a person. He seems to help him out of shock that Dean isn't just a murderous mud-monkey as he's been taught to believe all humans are, but there's no hint of anything romantic between them. She should have cut the epilogue and kept it a gen fic.

The first part may be a bit confusing to people who haven't read the book. She doesn't explain a lot of the set-up until they're in the arena, and no motives (for why the angels are doing this) are given until the end, when she finally vaguely alludes to the fact that this is a world in which Michael's gang took-over a large chunk of the planet, presumably because the apocalypse happened earlier than it did in our timeline.

After the first part, though, I think knowing the books becomes a distraction, because so much is different, and it's hard to know when you're supposed to fill in information gaps with stuff from the book, and when you aren't. I didn't realize for example that the "girl with the blonde pigtails" was child!Lilith until the very end, because I was expecting her to be helpful like the little girl from Districk 4(?, I think) in the books.

I never did get used to the Jimmy=Cas thing either. Possibly because I've read a lot of fic with Jimmy in it. I had to keep reminding myself that it was Cas, and honestly, if it weren't a DCBB, I wouldn't have thought it was.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
I know this has already been said, but: I would have loved this fic if it had been labeled gen, without the pastede on yay epilogue. As it was, I was expecting a Dean/Cas story, and it disappointed me by not being that, as awesome as it was otherwise, and I couldn't get past that to enjoy the awesome gen story.
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Re: DCBB: Bird of Paradise [Dean/Castiel, R] by trinityofone

(Anonymous)
Gorgeous, gorgeous colors. Atypical aesc with the use of Illustrator, but I approve. However, the I can't get over the fact that we can't see any hint if the lower half of Cas' body. Does it exist? But other than that, this is awesome.
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