Reviews by zookeepertx
Summary:

Joe would like to be treated like a man....


Categories: Action/Adventure Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12214 Read Count: 313
Published: 08/31/2010 Updated: 08/31/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Nice little story! Not too much angst, not too much fighting among the family, damsel in distress saved. All in all a happy tale!

Date: 06/25/2022
Joe Cartwright by pony Rated: G [Reviews - 22]
Summary:

Who is Joe Cartwright? That's the question. The answer ... depends on who is asked.


Categories: Drama Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2345 Read Count: 190
Published: 11/09/2010 Updated: 11/09/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Very interesting and insightful! A lot of people that hear things about an individual will only believe the bad things they hear and not give any credence to the good. ALL things should be considered before making a judgement.



Author's Response:

So true! Joe was many things to many people. He was a multi-faceted personality for sure, but at the same time, was completely consistent no matter what the circumstances. Thank you for reading and reviewing; greatly appreciated!



Author's Response:

So true! Joe was many things to many people. He was a multi-faceted personality for sure, but at the same time, was completely consistent no matter what the circumstances. Thank you for reading and reviewing; greatly appreciated!

Date: 05/07/2022
A Sound Mind by adamant Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

Adult situations, adult language, violence: Adam and Joe leave to go mark trees for cutting but it turns out to be for something else.  Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters and settings are the property of their respective owners. All original plots and characters are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5752 Read Count: 856
Published: 07/10/2011 Updated: 07/10/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

What a horrible thing for Joe to have to experience, much less being forced to actually watch! I don't know how one would get past something like that!



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading. Hopefully, with the support and love of his family, Joe can move past the tragic and horrific event. Thank you for leaving a review.

Date: 05/06/2022
EARLY NIGHTS by ansinico Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

Pa and Little Joe are heading for a showdown, can Adam mend the rift without breaking a solemn promise to his father and telling Joe The Truth


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 23336 Read Count: 616
Published: 07/17/2011 Updated: 07/17/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 A STORMY BREAKFAST Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Really good story, although I do have one problem. The awful secret that Adam divulged to Joe; thank God Joe didn't actually hear it!! That was an incredibly cruel thing to tell someone, especially someone as sensitive and uncertain of his place in the family as Joe is! Adam didn't know Joe wasn't going to hear it and it probably would have destroyed Joe to know the truth of his true parentage.

I've never really like Adam's character and always considered him somewhat pompous and arrogant. As much as he always accuses Joe of being immature and self-centered, Adam is more that way than Joe!

Anyway, rant over... Other than that feeling, that actual story was awesome! I can picture Joe at his age having major clashes with his father and - sometimes - brothers. I'm sure it happens in a lot of families, even today. As you wrote the characters, I felt like they were all pretty true to the characters in the show.

Date: 06/11/2022
Final Advice by slaine89 Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

In the aftermath of Ben's death, Joe finds comfort from an unexpected source.


Categories: Drama, Future Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2023 Read Count: 129
Published: 11/08/2011 Updated: 11/08/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Awww, poor Joe! He always just wanted to not be alone and his whole family is gone now! At least, his blood family; thank God it seems that he finally did get married, though. She'll help him through.

Beautifully written.

Date: 05/07/2022
Summary:

Will an impending marriage be the beginning to the end of the Cartwright family.
Can one woman break the bond between father and son, set brother against brother.
SJS, SBS, JAM, JPM, and more.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 84000 Read Count: 800
Published: 10/27/2012 Updated: 10/27/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Geez, what a stressful story; a real roller coaster ride! Your writing really pulls the reader in and keeps them (me) drawn into the whole tale!

Hop Sing is one of my favorite characters so I was happy to see him play a vital role in this one. I loved the little companion he brought Joe to help him get through the "waiting in the dark" part. Very sweet!

What happened between Joe and Ellen previously should have no bearing on things. I mean, he didn't know she was married, so that wasn't his fault. And she hadn't even met Pa so it isn't something he needed to feel guilty about!

Now, what happened at the lake - totally unlike Joe!! He would never do something like that! Ellen is a snake in the grass!

I found myself in tears during their trip home at the emotions and self-loathing Joe was going through and what appeared to be a huge canyon opening between Joe and Pa. Been there on the self-loathing, although mine is just on general mindset, not anything I've actually done besides just existing. And feeling that way sucks!!

So glad it ended okay and they managed to bridge the canyon.



Author's Response:

Thank you kindly for reading and reviewing. It was just grand to get an out-of-the-blue noticification. This being one of my earlier ventures into fan fiction I'd thought all interest was done and dusted.

As you say, LJ was a verry naughty boy but I do like to push the Cartwrights to the very edge of their character-canon then of course, to rescue them. Heck haven't we all done something against our better judgment - we are all human - even Cartwrights -well, in the minds of their fans and fiction writers they are.

Thanks again, hope I have tempted you into another peak into my Cartwright capers.      

Date: 05/07/2022
LUCKY by southplains Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

As Joe's life hangs in the balance, his dreams are haunted by old family secrets and questions he has never dared ask. He finds that the mysteries of Marie's background are deeply threaded throughout not only his own life, but that of the other Cartwright men as well; her past is intertwined inexorably among their destinies.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6814 Read Count: 302
Published: 08/18/2013 Updated: 08/18/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Really good story! Joe tried his dangdest to keep his temper but you can only take so much. Some people just gotta step over that line and goad someone too far. Unfortunately, Joe paid a price but the bad guy paid a bigger one!

Date: 06/12/2022
Belly of the Whale by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

14 year old Joe Cartwright was just trying to do something nice for a friend. Older brother Adam didn't see it that way. An argument between brothers sets off a series of events that turns into an unstoppable torrent of trouble which leaves one of Ben Cartwright's sons with a terrible task to perform, and another near death, trapped in the Belly of the Whale.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 76979 Read Count: 418
Published: 01/11/2017 Updated: 01/11/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 5: Epilogue Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Well, I had things I was going to do this afternoon; now its 6?30 and I haven't done any of them because I started reading this story. Couldn't stop till I was finished with it!

Really good story; I enjoyed it! I have to say that Del had me fooled for a while but I never really trusted Hoyle from the start. He seemed kind of "slippery" from the beginning.



Author's Response:

Sorry to have ruined your day's agenda, but glad you enjoyed the tale! ;-)  Thank you for commenting! 

Date: 06/11/2022
Summary:

Little Joe is home with Hop Sing, with Joe getting ready for the Halloween dance in Virginia City. However, his preparations come to a screeching halt when an unexpected, and frightening, visitor arrives. Now the only one who can save Joe is Hop Sing, but the question is- will he get there in time?

 

My words: Villian- Mirror/ Hero- Hop Sing/ Plot Element- Poision


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Holiday Characters: Hop Sing, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1468 Read Count: 84
Published: 10/26/2017 Updated: 10/26/2017 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

I've watched every episode of Supernatural and not once did the boys ever take out the demons with a bag of laundry, LOL! Good job, Hop Sing!

Date: 05/06/2022
Summary:

Written for the Ponderosa Nightmares V challenge.  It is All Hallows Eve. Unwittingly, seventeen year old Adam issues a challenge to his four year old brother that puts Little Joe in danger.  If not for a close friend of Ben's, things might have turned out VERY different....


Categories: Action/Adventure Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3630 Read Count: 90
Published: 10/26/2018 Updated: 10/26/2018 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Very cute story. I imagine Buck really would make a heck of a "guard horse", LOL!



Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed it!  This one was fun to write, though a bit of a challenge when I first learned who my 'hero' was! lol 

Date: 06/12/2022
Summary:

Ponderosa Prospects - April 

My take on the prompt below will leave the Cartwright family with unprecedented changes in their daily life and the running of the Ponderosa Ranch.

Situation Prompt ...

Ben is late for a family meeting - one HE demanded everyone in the household attend. When he finally comes home, he's sporting a shiner - a black - but his eye isn't the only thing that's hurt!

 

 


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6183 Read Count: 91
Published: 04/22/2019 Updated: 04/22/2019 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Really liked this story! The twist that came as all the Cartwrights discussed the whole situation and who's related to who and how was awesome! Very entertaining.

Date: 06/11/2022
Decision Point by adamant Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Adam has to decide if he will commit cold-blooded murder to save Joe's life. PG 13 for violence and adult language.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11881 Read Count: 66
Published: 02/05/2020 Updated: 02/05/2020 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

I sure wasn't expecting that twist in Adam's thought process at the very end. Boy, that sure does leave him in a quandry, doesn't it? Very interesting!



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading, zookeepertx, and that you found it interesting. I think many people find themselves in situations where people misunderstand their actions, attributing it to noble motives when actually, it was the only logical thing to do. And sometimes. it's just best to keep quiet.

Date: 05/07/2022
A Brother's Quest by Bejules Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

Experiencing unsettling emotions, as well as witnessing things that appear unbelievable, even to his own eyes, Adam has to overcome his fears, in order to keep Little Joe from danger.


 


Story written for the Ponderosa Nightmares Challenge - 2020


 


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8376 Read Count: 158
Published: 10/25/2020 Updated: 10/25/2020 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Spooky! Glad Doc was there with the answers!

Date: 05/06/2022
Summary: Little Joe is ready to do anything to help the struggling widow of his childhood friend.


-Tissue Warning- This story deals with loss (NO main character deaths).
Categories: Drama Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7877 Read Count: 27
Published: 03/09/2022 Updated: 03/09/2022 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Awww, poor Rose. And poor Joe; he tried so hard to help her, but she wouldn't let him. So nice that Pete's parents were left with something (someone) of him to help heal their hearts.

You did a great job of painting pictures; I could see the whole thing happening.



Author's Response: Thank you, zookeepertx, for you kind review. When I'm writing, I see the story happening, so it's nice to know that it transfers to the reader :0)
Date: 05/07/2022
Summary:

Little Joe and his friend Jimmy Feathers become embroiled in a sequence of mysterious events or is it just all one big bad dream a nightmare or even a premonition? There's only one way to find out! 


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14623 Read Count: 23
Published: 06/05/2022 Updated: 06/05/2022 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Wow, good story! Really interesting twist on this and then another twist at the end. I hope Joe was able to get the rest of them to believe him and be careful!



Author's Response:

Pleased you found the twists interesting. Thanks, so do appreciate your comments.  

Date: 06/11/2022