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Reviews by acmabry

While recovering from the plague, Hutch has a request for Starsky.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 3692 - Hits: 1263
Complete?: Yes - Published: 06/28/2012 - Last Updated: 06/28/2012
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 06/21/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Applesauce

Amazing how simple foods and love can make such a difference in our lives.  I remember my mom cooking soup for me when I was sick - and I thought of that as I read this story.  Loved the ending - how you had them together watching tv - they were together - they were with each other - there were home.  Good story!   :-)!

Four drabbles (100, 200 or 300 words) based on the episode “Sweet Revenge”



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Drabble
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 703 - Hits: 896
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/21/2012 - Last Updated: 08/23/2012
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 08/26/2015 Title: Chapter 1: "Sweet Revenge" Drabbles

Diane - Loved these Sweet Revenge drabbles!!  Small looks into the caring Hutch had for Starsky - even Nick.  Especially loved Starsky' mom coming in quietly and hugging Hutch - Mom's do know what to do - huh.

But, My favorite line is "Hutch's voice was so soft, Starsky wanted to cover himself like a blanket".  LOVE THAT LINE - so sweet and so touching - showing that Hutch's voice is all the comfort Starsky needed.

Great job!  I've added you as a favorite author - look forward to reading more.

A.



Author's Response:

Hi!  I just got a notice about your kind feedback, though the date on the review is from last August.  Forgive me if this is a very delayed reply! Thank you so much for reading and for taking the time to write. I really appreciate you sharing your favorite bits. You made my day!  :)  ~Diane

Starsky, Hutch and Huggy decide to take turns each year with cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, and Starsky insists on cooking the first one.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2928 - Hits: 453
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/10/2013 - Last Updated: 02/19/2013
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 01/03/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Starsky's Cookin'

Great story about food, friendship, and love!  Love how Starsky had Huggy and Hutch fooled with his cooking abilities - but that's our Starsky - he's such a rascal!  Thanksgiving is so much about family and being together and you showed this so good in your story.  From Htuch being surprised about his parents to Rosie making the centerpieces (the part about the picture in each arrangement...perfect!).

Your story was recc'ed by Dawnwind in Live Journal.  Glad she did because now I have a new stories to read - looking forward to it.  :-)!

Missing scene from "A Coffin For Starsky" -- the events of the day take their toll on Hutch.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 646 - Hits: 1317
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/22/2013 - Last Updated: 02/24/2013
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 02/25/2017 Title: Chapter 1: A Coffin Unused

Wow - for your first FanFic story - you did an awesome job!  Love the way you portrayed Hutch's fear, even though Starsky was safe.  Hutch needding to hear his best friend's voice, just to make it finally allright.  You portrayed their frienship so well - the touch, the voice...

Very good story!

A close look at the Torino



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 829 - Hits: 295
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/07/2014 - Last Updated: 02/09/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 04/03/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Contents of a Glove Box

Oh my goodness - what a WONDERFUL small story!!  I have tears (good tears) in my eyes from this story.  You have taken the inatimate dull things of a glovebox and given them life and a way to show the frienship of these guys.  Love the line "Starsky has that ability, to transform the unimportant and irrelevant into something most precious and valuable." - because it is so very true about Starsky!

Again - a wonderful story!  Thanks so much for writing it.

 

The boys get goofy!drunk...



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1107 - Hits: 511
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/11/2014 - Last Updated: 02/12/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 03/19/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Phone Calls in the Dark

I cannot believe no one has left a review of this story!  It's one of the, if not the funniest S&H story I have ever read!!  Made the mistake of reading this at work the first time and it was all I could do not to really laugh out loud!

Satan sounding like Darth Vadar - I could just see the look on Dobey's face.  And can just see those two rascals laughing on the floor.  

What a great, wonderful, funny story!!  Love it and will be back to read it again and again!!!! 

When Hutch disappears, it brings about changes in both men's lives.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 74407 - Hits: 4722
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/13/2014 - Last Updated: 02/14/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 09/06/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Alone

Hello, 

This was such a wonderful, complex story about the simple strength of love and frienship. I so love how Starky never gave up, never lost hope, and never lost Hutch.  And, Hutch, never lost Starsky.  And, when Starsky finally found Hutch - I so love that it was a "quiet" find, if that makes sense.  It made the moment so much more powerful and I cried so very hard!

And, the tendey care that Starsky took with Hutch - always there for him - touching him, laying with him, talking with him, being there for him always and forever.  A true show of the depths of their frienship love!  Amazing.

I also love how you incorportaed Pete and his family into the story and how he always worked with Davey - but was never the partner.  Without realizing it, Pete and his family became the rock Starsky needed to survive and keep looking for Hutch.

I have just started writing S&H FanFic, a Drabble and a few simple, short storied.  I hope, to one day, be able to write a story such as this. Again, a great job!  I look forward to reading more of your work!

 

 

When Starsky and Hutch are left wounded and bleeding in a dead end alley, they learn that some promises are easier to keep than others.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 5063 - Hits: 1093
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/24/2014 - Last Updated: 02/26/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 10/08/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Dead End

Read this today - and LOVED it.  A wonderful story about how much these two care for each other.  Starsky in so much pain but finding Hutch thru it, Hutch wanting Starsky to stay with him.  At first I thought it was because Hutch truly was scared and did not want Starsy to leave.  But, at the end when, in hospital, Hutch told Starsky that he knew they would be ok, I realized that Hutch wanted Starskt to stay with him in the alley to keep Starsky safe.  Hutch knew they would be OK - as long as they stayed together.

And loved the streetlight - blinking like a beacon for the police - and going off when the guys were found.

Again - a great story of love, friendhship, and trust!

Close calls for both him and Starsky bring a host of memories home for Hutch, when he and Starsky travel to New York for the December holidays.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 9537 - Hits: 930
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/15/2014 - Last Updated: 03/18/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 12/03/2016 Title: Chapter 1: The Difference

What a wonderful story of love and family!  The way you showed the two of them taking care and being in tune with one another was so good.  The converstation between Hutch and Rachel is priceless (I chuckled when Rachel said "David, go inside" and Starsky did - alway mind your mom - no matter how old you are!).  In this conversation, Rachel became the mom that Hutch had needed and yearned for - feeling for possibly the first time, total and unconditional love.  She held him, she listened to him, she loved him.  And, letting Hutch know how important he was to Starsky was just what he needed...that difference...belonging and being loved.

Great story, brought me to tears!  Thanks!

Plagued by doubt, uncertainty, and disatisfaction in both his public and private lives, Hutch discovers that the answers to many questions may be closer than he thinks.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1185 - Hits: 800
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/23/2014 - Last Updated: 03/24/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 07/20/2016 Title: Chapter 1: The Inner Light

First - did you realize this was lableled slash? Which I am thinking is wrong.

Second and most important - This is an absolutely wonderful story showing how Hutch can get so lost in his thoughts and self that he can't find his way without Starsky.  Your descriptions of the small things that Starsky did while that helped Hutch see this (the widow, typing the reports, etc) were perfect. 

And loved the line; "when one got lost, the other was never very far away with a compass and lamp. Inner light." - that is so totally, totally true.  How many times has the one lit the way for the other - and found love and trust in the light.

I've read this three or four times already and still finding little nuggets that make ir so good.  Thanks for creating such a story that gives such special insight into their friendship.

The Fourth of July brings up some unexpected memories for Starsky.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1612 - Hits: 369
Complete?: Yes - Published: 07/23/2014 - Last Updated: 07/24/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 07/04/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Firecrackers

Oh my goodness - what a wonderfully, sweet, touching story about these two.  My heart broke when read about Hutch's nightmare - Starsky waking to see Hutch in the doorway.  It's amazing how these two take care of each other - and this story shows that perfectly!  Again - great job!!  Loved it!!

 

Starsky puts the screws to a perp.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 972 - Hits: 327
Complete?: Yes - Published: 07/24/2014 - Last Updated: 07/24/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 03/08/2016 Title: Chapter 1: The Interrogation

Oh My Gosh!!  This is soooo hilarious and so true.  A friend reccomended this story and I did a sneaky read at lunch today.  Had to be careful and not laught out loud - but I was cracking up inside.  I also write FanFic - and could relate to everything that "Fan" said.  That pesky Muse (what..a cat?!) just seems to take over us at all times of the day and night.

Again - loved, loved, loved this!  Thanks for a great laught!!

Hutch is rescued by a mysterious man.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 7657 - Hits: 627
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/12/2014 - Last Updated: 08/15/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 06/08/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Manny

Wow - found this story as a reccomendation from a friend.  I know almost immediately that Manny was Starsky's dad.  But, was so good to read about him and see his interaction with Hutch.  And, to know that Manny had been to Bay City a few times to keep and eye on the guys.

LOL - and comparing Manny's "boss" and Dobey - now that was good!

Such a sweet story about love and protection crossing all boundaried.  So good!  I really enjoyed it!  Look forward to readiing more of your stories!

Starsky makes a discovery looking out his hospital room window.

Sweet Revenge recovery

Episode related: Sweet Revenge



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2432 - Hits: 399
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/19/2014 - Last Updated: 08/19/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 03/23/2016 Title: Chapter 1: From My Window

Hey - loved this story!  Loved how Starsky can just see (once he realized something was happening) right thru Hutch and know what to do to make him better.  The window Starsky looked out was kind of like a window to their frienship - making Starsky see just how much Hutch did care and do for his best friend.

Good job!  I really enjoyed this story!  :-)!

Hutch is there for Starsky.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 4810 - Hits: 580
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/20/2014 - Last Updated: 08/24/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 06/10/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Starsky's Big Fall

Oh - what a wonderful story!  You have captured their friendship and love for each other so good.  Love how Starsky so needs Hutch and Hutch is right there for him and in the process - Hutch needs Starsky too!  Love how two Hutch's become 10 - and how Hutch holds Starsky in his arms after the dream.  My favorite line is "one one - there's only one Hutch" - I can just see Starsky saying that with love and affection.   

Again - really great story!!  Loved it so very much!  Good Job!

What could possibly go wrong with only 30 minutes until the end of their shift?



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2033 - Hits: 975
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/20/2014 - Last Updated: 08/24/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 05/23/2016 Title: Chapter 1: 30 Minutes to Go

Oh what a sweet story!  Glad Starsky was not hurt bad!  Love it when the kid in Starsky came out for the anticipated second Christmas of the year!  Had me smiling at the end!  Good job!

MS from the Fix - Set in the alley after "the hug".



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 782 - Hits: 1033
Complete?: Yes - Published: 09/11/2014 - Last Updated: 09/14/2014
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 08/26/2015 Title: Chapter 1: It Wasn't Your Fault

Good story - glad to see that Hutch was strong enough to fight back at the one of the guys who hurt him!  Good job!!!

A 'testosterony evening' is what the guys need after some recent disappointments. But just how manly can a healthnut and a neat freak be?



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2888 - Hits: 483
Complete?: Yes - Published: 07/27/2015 - Last Updated: 08/14/2015
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 09/06/2015 Title: Chapter 1: A Doris Day

LOL - just spend past few days reading great, long, Starky & Hutch stories (280 wa one of them).  So, really enjoyed this sweet story of the guys just hanging and chilling - laughed out loud quite a lot.

Good Job - now to find my Monopoly game!  :-)!!

 

 

Download Two Eight Zero by wuemsel as an ebook. Right click the link to save your preferred format: EPUB, MOBI (KINDLE), HTML, PDF.

An undercover assingment has horrible consequences for Starsky. While struggling to help him, Hutch must deal with his own fears...



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: E-Book, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 73932 - Hits: 865
Complete?: Yes - Published: 07/27/2015 - Last Updated: 08/19/2015
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 09/06/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Two Eight Zero

Hello, 

This was such a wonderful, complex story about the simple strength of love and frienship.  From the despair of Hutch to the despair of Starsky - and how they both pulled each other out of "the darkness" back into the light of love!  You have so captured that love and devotion, and I was so able to feel the fear and lonliness of each one.

I just finished reading Alone, which is similar to this but, Hutch disappears for two years and Starsky never stops looking for him.  When Hutch is found, as with this story, it's their love and devotion to each other that bring them home.

I have just started writing S&H FanFic, a Drabble and a few simple, short storied.  I hope, to one day, be able to write a story such as this. Again, a great job!  I look forward to reading more of your work!

 

 

 

A painful journey home.

Download St. Cloud by Lola as an ebook. Right click the link to save your preferred format: EPUB, MOBI (KINDLE), HTML, PDF.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, E-Book, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 9727 - Hits: 424
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/25/2015 - Last Updated: 09/01/2015
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 09/02/2015 Title: Chapter 1: St. Cloud

Lola - what a wonderfully touching story of a friendship that sacrifices for each other with a love that spans years and time.  This story was referred to me by others and I am so glad that I read it.  I cried from the depths of my soul - so emotional and gut wrenching.  I could feel the tension, the dread, the feeling of a lost chance to share love, and the joy and the last chance to share that love.  This is a story I won't forget and will recommend to others to read.  Beautiful, wonderful story! 

Starsky makes his first appearance in public after the shooting.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related, Me and Thee Archive
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 4677 - Hits: 648
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/25/2015 - Last Updated: 08/25/2015
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 08/26/2015 Title: Chapter 1: The Sweetest Sound

Lola - what a wonderful story about Starsky as he continues to heal from the shooting.  I loved the stray curl - could just see it bouncing around - just like our Starsky likes to bounce.  The part in the story where Starsky laughed out loud and stopped Hutch made me stop and tear up myself.  The Sweetest Sound is that sweet laugh and reading how it affected Hutch just made it sweeter still.  And, the fact that you had Minnie there to be with Hutch and share with it with him was also...sweet.

Great story Lola - I look forward to reading more.  :-)

Download Quadromania Quagmire by LauraY as an ebook. Right Click the link to save your preferred format: EPUB, MOBI (KINDLE), HTML, PDF.

In the episode “Quadromania,” Starsky’s head was slammed into a car window so hard that the glass broke. What happened after Hutch and K.C. found him in that alley?



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: E-Book, Episode Related
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 11415 - Hits: 655
Complete?: Yes - Published: 10/04/2015 - Last Updated: 10/21/2015
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 10/26/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Quadromania Quagmire

Hey Laura, First of your stories that I have read and enjoyed this one a lot!  I like stories where a health issue is explored and explained through the guys - it helps to make the issue clearer and easier to understand (even though I don't know of anyone that has suffered from Aphasia).

Also, like that by utilizing Apahsia, the story highlights even more the unspoken bond and Starsky & Hutch have.  While Hutch can't understand everything Starsky is trying to say, he does understand enough to be able to reach out and help Starsky.

Good story - looking forward to reading more!

A.



Author's Response:

Acmabry, thank you so much for taking the time to review and for your kind comments.  It's greatly appreciated.  I'm glad you enjoyed the story.  Their bond, spoken or not, is very special indeed.  The moment where Hutch finds Starsky in that alley was so touching, it seemed like a good jumping off point for a story.  Plus, Starsky's prolonged stumble down the alley seemed to indicate a major injury, not something so minor he could just shake it off. 

I have two more stories posted if you're interested (Brooklyn Drabble Tale and Hutch to Starsky).

Thanks again for reading and reviewing.

Hutch unravels, coils, springs, then finally is still.    



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1906 - Hits: 395
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/22/2016 - Last Updated: 06/10/2016
Reviewer: acmabry Signed
Date: 06/14/2016 Title: Chapter 1: The Long Road Home

There are stories I read that are "Wow" stories and this is one of them.  I love how you have shown Huthc's fear and vulnerability through the use of water and drowning - all the time showing that Starsky is there to keep him a float and alive - even thru the bad times (Kira).

The last paragraph just filled me with that "wow" moment and I shed a few tears!  .."his anchor on the shore keeping him from being pulled away."  What a wonderful line that truly shows the strength of their friendship.  I look forward to reading more or your strores.  Thank you for this one!



Author's Response:

You are so lovely. Thank you so much for letting me know that this story resonated with you. :)