Reviews by ansinico
Sunset on the Ponderosa by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 70]
Summary:

We all know the Cartwrights will live forever in our hearts. This is the simple story of how they reached that destiny.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6895 Read Count: 983
Published: 04/07/2008 Updated: 04/07/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

l am already engrossed in this tender story, to think of Little Joe as old is difficult, but you have made it imaginable, even possible, scuse me must read the next chapter, l will be back.

Date: 09/01/2011
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

This story has such beauty and the tenderness in the portrayal of each introduced character is heart wrenching, l know where you are going, and l don't want to go there, but you have drawn me in, see you soon.

Date: 09/01/2011
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Wow, l know l should be writing a splendid review, and deservedly so, but, l have to read the next and final chapter...

Date: 09/01/2011
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Pony, though l never ever want to think of any of them gone, you have written such a magnificent story, l have the tissues to hand and my little grandson, is still waiting for his pasta dinner, nothing could stop me reading these passionate and compassionate words, l aspire to your literature and imagination. Thank you so much, a wonderful beautiful read.



Author's Response:

Thank you for an absolutely beautiful note, ansinico. Your very kind and gracious words mean a lot to me. Thank you for taking the time to read 'Sunset on the Ponderosa,' and leaving such a generous and heartfelt review. Blessings to you now and always.

Date: 09/01/2011
The Journey by swgirl Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 75]
Summary:

The second in a series of stories about Kate and Adam.  This one picks up where "Beginnings - East Meets West" left off.


Categories: Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 42915 Read Count: 3429
Published: 07/01/2008 Updated: 07/01/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1-4 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

What a wonderful start, weaving a background story behind a lovely wedding, Adam and Kate on the start of their life together

Date: 02/19/2012
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 11-15 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

good slow build up of tension 

Date: 02/19/2012
Title: Chapter 4: Chapters 16-20 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

What is this thing with Larkin and her father

 

So glad Kate is starting to recover

Date: 02/19/2012
Title: Chapter 5: Chapters 21-25 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

You have developed a strong character for Kate this is good the way she and Adam hit off each other

Date: 02/19/2012
A Mouthful of Regret by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 55]
Summary: Adam's second round-up following his return home from college.  He and Joe aren't getting along but a brutal bear attack changes everything.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5746 Read Count: 820
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Mouthful of Regret Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Firstly I must say that the title was spot on seeing as encompassed three Cartwright's who gave voice to words of regret.

Totally identified with the young Joe's angry feelings for a brother who goes off for some time and then just come back and takes over and Joe's annoyance that in his opinion he now knew more of ranching than elder brother did.  The vocal darts fired by both brothers were nothing but realistic.  As to the brutal attack - described in harrowing and tension building detail.

Joe frozen in horror was grounded in realism, and I prayed that his marksmanship would be accurate - thankfully it was, too accurate.

For me, another understanding was Ben's reactions.  Joe being his sounding board - harsh though some of his remarks were.  In times of terrible strife, the nearest and dearest are often the first and easiest for one to give vent to - a prime example.  

"You had time to shoot your brother!" 

 Joe's confusion, wretchedness and guilt were not out of place.   

The barn, middle and little brother moment so balanced the tension.

For me, a story without some Ponderosa hands and a mention or two, three four of Hop Sing is a story that is lacking needed content.

How and why I've not read this exciting tale before now, I know not. 

I could very much picture this as an episode - in fact, in my opinion, a great two-parter.  

 

 

Date: 08/30/2017
Summary: Marie Cartwright is sick with a chest cold. Three year old Little Joe discovers her cough syrup.
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2682 Read Count: 236
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Spoonful of Medicine Reviewer: ansinico Signed

So simple a story line and so true to life, LJ's first whiskey at the bedside bar, excellent.



Author's Response:

Thank you, ansinico.  Little kids just can't help their curiosity, especially when candy is involved.  I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed this story.

Date: 09/21/2011
Summary: Feature

This is purely fanfiction, my take on  WHN with this episode of a Bonanza story.  I am in no way associated with the authors, actors, or producers of the show-


Categories: What Happens Next?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5551 Read Count: 2875
Published: 10/04/2008 Updated: 10/04/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

What a wonderful addition to a sensitive episode - if only?  Adam and Leslie, Threem, you have conjured up Adam a wife and lover that any man would be proud to have as a partner.  That you have only given them the one story is a shame.   

Date: 04/07/2017
Kitchen Duty by Deb Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary: A clever trick from Adam leaves Hoss and Joe stuck with kitchen duty and when a trio of kidnappers come along there's no telling what might happen.
Categories: Comedy Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8063 Read Count: 161
Published: 11/20/2008 Updated: 11/20/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Really funny story...excellent episode material.



Author's Response:

Thank you very much.  Yeah, it would've been to see it as an episode. :) ~Deb

Date: 04/30/2012
Greater Love: Promises Kept by pony Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 36]
Summary: Hoss and Adam each make a promise on the night their brother Joe is born. But nobody can imagine how those promises will one day be kept …
Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7014 Read Count: 346
Published: 12/16/2008 Updated: 12/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Thank you for a lovely, powerful, sad story, how well you caught feelings and characteristics of the three brothers, the love for each other and the all encompassing love of they have for their father, and he for them.



Author's Response:

Your review means a lot to me ... I can only hope my story is worthy of even a small part of your praise, ansinico. Thank you so much.

Date: 07/26/2011
Summary: WHN for The Ride
Categories: What Happens Next?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3419 Read Count: 287
Published: 04/17/2009 Updated: 04/17/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Upholding the Family Pride Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Great closure for The Ride, like the way the dreams interspersed with reality and Hoss having the nightmares for a change.

Date: 04/30/2012
Summary:

A certain Cartwright must find within him the wherewithal to face his greatest fear.   The life of another may well depend on it.

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are property of their respective owners.  The original characters and plot are property of the author.   The author is not in any way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise, and makes no money from this work.     No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama Characters: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2351 Read Count: 168
Published: 06/09/2009 Updated: 06/09/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Great story with a neat twist.

Date: 04/30/2012
Summary:

A routine day of rounding up strays turns into a comedy of errors.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Comedy Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1667 Read Count: 197
Published: 06/27/2009 Updated: 06/27/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

You proved that drama and comedy go hand in hand, it happened a lot in episodes of Bonanza, as it does it life.

You captured the brothers perfectly, always ready to poke fun, tease and josh with each other, but when 'push comes to shove' they stand undivided.

l enjoyed your story, thank you. 

Date: 10/08/2011
Poltergeist by pkmoonshine Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 35]
Summary:

A cruel taunt sets off a chain of unsettling events at the Cartwright homestead.  Prequel to Poltergeist II, but NOT part of the "Bloodlines" Series.

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are property of their respective owners.  The original characters and plot are property of the author.   The author is not in any way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise, and makes no money from this work.     No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16670 Read Count: 720
Published: 08/25/2009 Updated: 08/25/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Wow, it throws you right into the thick of it...although being totally prejudice l cannot see Little Joe ever being  nothing other than 'fit' and handsome...but l have been bitten so l will read on.

Date: 04/29/2012
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Not sure where this is going but by the title it must be getting a bit spooky...and it is

Date: 04/29/2012
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Something going on out of Joe's control...teenage angst, emotion...as long as he doesn't become a weirwolf or vampire l'm staying.

Date: 04/29/2012
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

It's pretty scary, has he been taken over...or is it his own anger, fear.

Date: 04/29/2012
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

The tension is really building, now he is missing...whn

Date: 04/29/2012
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

OMG you  have me biting my nails sitting on the edge of my seat...someone's gotta help Joe

Date: 04/29/2012
Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

Well that was scary...poor Joe.

Enjoyed it immensley, you certainly know how to keep the tension tight.

Date: 04/29/2012
The Vacation by Tracy Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 145]
Summary: Feature

The daughter of an old friend visits the Ponderosa. Something wonderful happens, and she must decide whether to leave or stay.

 

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: All Genres Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 59633 Read Count: 2404
Published: 12/18/2009 Updated: 12/18/2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

What an epic, a humdinger of a story, it had everything, every emotion, conflict, suffering, dispair, friendship, but mostly love, the love of a family, brother for brother, father for sons, brother for sister, father for daughter, man for woman, husband for wife...reader for writer.

Thanks



Author's Response:

It is packed full of everything - I just kept writing and writing and wanted to include all the warm-fuzzies I could! In my 'perfect' world, the Cartwrights are always together and their family just grows and grows.

Thank you for reading such a long story, and for leaving a review for FanFic.

Date: 12/29/2011
a christmas without her by mumu74 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

christmas is a beautiful time; but can be a hard one, when life has been cruel.. Ben has to face it... But christmas is magic


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1145 Read Count: 235
Published: 01/18/2010 Updated: 01/18/2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ansinico Signed

What a tender story, l enjoyed it very much.

Date: 09/01/2011