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Dec. 26th, 2009 | 03:12 pm
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It has occurred to me that a few people in the fandom have had the fantastic idea of recc'ing fics. The problem for me, of course, is that I keep skipping back and forth, trying to find those awesome stories again.

So I thought to myself: "Self, why don't you create your own list of recs for easy referencing?" I will be poaching shamelessly from all the communities and writers I like, and including them here. I haven't quite decided how I'm going to organize them, but since I haven't posted any at all yet I figure I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Incidentally, if you're looking for a master list of my stories (there aren't that many now, but with any luck I'll remedy that eventually), you can find it here.

This post will have a list of recs in it (behind a convenient LJ-cut), but I also welcome all recs from all comers in the comments. Please please please, I am always starved for good fiction. I don't insist on a format, but it would be super helpful if you could make your rec follow something like this:



If I end up really liking a rec from the comments, it'll go into the main list.



Gen

I'd Drive All Night Just To Get Back Home: First installment in the Drive 'Verse by roque_clasique, which is where my casual interest in Supernatural turned into a full-blown obsession. Since most people checking out this LJ came here at her recommendation to begin with, I think this one is pretty self-explanatory.

The Woods Are Lonely, Dark And Deep: a great AU by zatnikatel (whom I love just for the username), in which she does terrible, TERRIBLE things to Dean because he just hurts so purty. Dark but beautifully written, and a great exploration of 1.15 "The Benders" and just how depraved they could have been, had Show not been busy with other plot points. Be warned: rape, non-con, whole bunches of depravity. There's a sequel, The Killing Moon which is just as awesome, and a third installment is in the works.

Lazarus Came Forth: by oselle. Dark and terrible and moving and brilliant. Dean comes back from Hell four years after his death to a world that is completely changed and terrifying. It's about survival and redemption and family, and everything that's truly important.

When Heroes Go Down (They Go Down Fast): a fabulous post-Season 2 AU by buffyaddict13. Her summary says it best: The war is at hand. it’s demon against man and we’re losing the fight. the special children are wreaking havoc across the land, side by side with demons. dean is on a desperate hunt to find and save his brother while leading a small band of survivors to a final showdown. Uh, not light bedtime reading, for the record.

Angels We Have Heard on High: So, remember my story Silent Night? tifaching, who is seventeen different kinds of awesome, also picked up on the same prompt from roque_clasique, and managed to do something totally different with it. It's beautiful, heart-wrenchingly painful, and just plain lovely.

Ten and Taken: a de-aged!Dean fic by sg2009fic which captures 10-year-old Dean beautifully from Sam's POV and combines it with an exciting casefic and some awesome Season 4 post-hell issues.

You Know What We Have To Do: by dante_s_hell. This was an early birthday present all for me, totally unsolicited, and it is made of WIN. There is hypothermia and Worried!Sam and Caring!John and Dean obsessing about a PUPPY. Go read it right now! You will thank me later.

Eat Me, Drink Me: by zoemathemata. A de-aged!Dean fic written for a comment-fic meme. Just charming, she writes a four-year-old Dean with lots of insight, and footie pajamas with penguins on 'em. What's not to love? Oh, and don't forget to check out her missing scene from that story, just as cute.

The Chick Flick Moments That (Never) Happened To Dean Winchester: by Indigo2831 on ff.net. Five relatively long vignettes which broke my heart and mended it all in one go. A lovely, brief insight into the way Dean's mind works.

Ten Thousand Miles: by mimblexwimble. Sweet freaking Jesus. Don't read this one unless you're in a really good mood. It's spectacular, but heartbreaking, and it doesn't exactly end well. Well worth the read, but go armed with Kleenex. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Bender: by debbie166. Short, to the point, and solidly written. Sam tries to deal with the apocalypse and the knowledge (mistaken or no) that he might be able to save people if only he gives in and uses his powers. Dean tries to help. It sort of works.

Casefics

I have a deep and abiding love for a well-written casefic, but there aren't nearly as many out there as you'd think. Or, at least, they're well-hidden.

Consumed Memories: Onn ff.net by Disneymagic. This is a fun casefic in which a hunt goes bad, taking chunks of Dean's memories with it. Sam tries frantically to find a solution while Dean slips away right before his eyes, bit by bit. This kind of plot always twists me into knots of anxiety, and Disneymagic handles it with deftness and ingenuity, and even manages to sneak in a "Neverending Story" reference.

Apocalypse Fic

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine! More than fine, actually. I am an unabashed Apocalypse junkie. End of the World? Bring it on. Zombies are a bonus.

Lazarus Came Forth: by oselle. Dear Christ on a cracker. This one is incredible. Intense and painful and wonderful. It's AU starting from the end of Season 3, and part of me WISHES that the show had done this. It's gripping and powerful and oh-so-very-plausible in the way it paints the beginning of the End Times in the U.S.A. Short summary: Dean comes back from hell, and nothing is the way it used to be.

Crossovers

So, yeah, I'm not generally one to seek out crossovers, because in my experience authors rarely get it right for both the canons involved. They either do justice to one show/book and not the other. They understand one set of characters, concentrate on them, and the others end up feeling like cardboard cut-outs, or artificial inserts, and it just doesn't work.

The following recs are the exception to the rule.

Agents and Hunters: by sg2009fic. This is a SPN/NCIS crossover, complete with awesome casefic and bonus Dean!whump (and Sam!whump: no one is spared!) and more bonus post-hell issues for Dean.


Slash and Wincest

Yeah, until I started actively reading in this fandom I never thought I would actually read this stuff, let alone recommend it, but there are authors who really, but really know how to sell it. Sometimes it's the whole point of the story, sometimes it's incidental to the plot (and sometimes I like those even better!). Either way, these fics are beautiful and heartbreaking.

The Bright Lights of Disturbia: another AU by leonidaslion. This one is dark and graphic and not for the faint of heart. Be sure to read all the warnings before you proceed. If you make it through, though, it's well worth it. It's a W.I.P. but is drawing to a close within the next few weeks at the time I'm writing this (December 26th, 2009).

Everything That Dies: it's a short(ish), grippingly sad look at the boys and how they try to make things work despite how broken they are. I'm guessing somewhere in Season 2, given the general tone/content.

A Thousand Touches: by cha. It's an AU in which Sam stops talking at the age of five, and the effect that it has on the whole family. It's a really interesting "what if," and I have never read a hotter kissing scene. Holy jeezum, is all I can say.

It's Just A Reflex: by ksock. A one-off which is both adorable and hilarious. Turns out, Dean's allergic to Castiel. Not that that stops them, or anything...

Thursday's Child: by strangeandcharm. This is a gorgeous, gorgeous fic. As roque_clasique put it, it is to Castiel what Lazarus Came Forth is to Dean. It's about what happens to Castiel after Lucifer is defeated, and how he and Dean save the world (again) and themselves in the process.

Master Lists for specific Writers

Roque Clasique
Leonidaslion
sg2009fic Not a master list, but the entire LJ is fiction, and there are tags and master posts for individual multi-chapter works.
bellatemple
essenceofmeanin
embroiderama
buffyaddict13
mimblexwimble

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agent_jl36

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from: agent_jl36
date: Dec. 26th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
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I love rec'ing! Hope you like these.

Title: 41 Days of Metallicar
Author or artist's name: BardicVoice
Summary/Why We Should Read This: 41 drabbles honoring the Impala and the relationship to the Winchesters.
Link to fanwork:
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4476092/1/

Title: House of Burden
Author or artist's name: Maygin
Summary/Why We Should Read This: Within its walls lives a family that has never been touched by hate, fire or the Supernatural… but for one. Sam is just a teen and is trying to hide his hunting from his family. Great AU, well written and just a damn good story!
Link to fanwork:
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3691343/1/

Title: Ambush
Author or artist's name: Rachelly
Summary/Why We Should Read This: Nice LONG fic with TONS of boy whumpage - 'specially Sam! Good action, good story, one of my faves.
Link to fanwork:
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3323634/1/

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Dec. 26th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Woo! Thank you!

I will be sure to check these out. :)

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animotus

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from: animotus
date: Dec. 26th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Author or artist's name:smilla02
Link to fanwork:Masterlist

Author or artist's name:pdragon76
Link to fanwork:Masterlist

Author or artist's name:kmonkey7
Link to fanwork:Fics posts

Author or artist's name:july_july_july
Link to fanwork:Masterlist

Author or artist's name:dodger_winslow
Link to fanwork:Masterlist

Author or artist's name:ultraviolet9a
Link to fanwork:Masterlist

Stoeries by gekizetsu (eighth_horizon):
Silver and Salt

Everything by roque_clasique
Everything by maygra
Everything by stele:Masterlist

And MANY other things!!!!

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Dec. 26th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Thank you! :)

I've already spotted a few familiar names in that list...

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riama82

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from: riama82
date: Dec. 26th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
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I hope you like this one ^-^

Title: Third Wheel Keeps It Upright (4 chapters)
Author or artist's name:i_speak_tongue
Summary/Why We Should Read This: Supernatural/My So-Called Life x-over (best crossover ever! Trust me). Story set in 1996, highschool fic. Really really well written.


Link to fanwork:
http://i-speak-tongue.livejournal.com/tag/sn:xover:third+wheel

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Dec. 27th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
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Looks interesting, thanks! I'll be sure to check it out. i_speak_tongue is a name I've seen around. :)

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tifaching

Rec

from: tifaching
date: Dec. 26th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Title: Because of Houdini

Author: wave-obscura

This is Dean with cystic fibrosis and it is awesome. Dean is dying. Has been his whole life. But he's not letting it stop him from hunting or living his life on his own terms. Sam's brother is dying. Has been for Sam's whole life. Sam went to college. Dean comes back into his life. Summary might suck. Just go read it already!

http://wave-obscura.livejournal.com/15876.html

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Dec. 27th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
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Oh, yeah, I've been reading this one almost from the start. Good times. :)

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mtee

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from: mtee
date: Dec. 28th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
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author: http://sites.google.com/site/gaelicspirit74/

She is wonderful and has some WIP's. I read everything she writes.
I also love her reviews.

author: Cheryl W (love her stories - Dean-centric)
Story: Designated Driver
Found: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4372612/1/

Author (anything by):
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1313916/Muffy_Morrigan

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tifaching

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from: tifaching
date: Dec. 28th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Got a few more! Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by bellatemple. It's Sunday dinner at God's house with all the angels in attendance and it's cracktastic.

hppt://bellatemple.livejournal.com/423418.html

And Welcome Home by whitereflection. Sam and Dean meet up in heaven. Wincest, but nothing graphic.

http://whitereflection.livejournal.com/686980.html

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tifaching

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from: tifaching
date: Jan. 5th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
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I've read a couple of fics lately from ficwriter1966. She write multi-parts and posts them one a day until they are done. Her two latest are awesome.

The first is called One Too Many. It's a weechester fic where John and the boys get stuck in a diner in a blizzard. There's a busload of passengers there too and the police come by looking for a fugitive. And there's one person too many from the bus.

http://ficwriter1966.livejournal.com/241022.html

The next is Two by Two. After a long and disheartening couple of days on the road Dean went to bed in a motel. That's not where he woke up.

http://ficwriter1966.livejournal.com/245921.html

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twoexcluded

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from: twoexcluded
date: Jan. 16th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
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(Hey, does anyone know how to make those super-cool forms that are contained in boxes that I've seen on the info pages of communities?)

Um, do you mean like in the About section of this: http://community.livejournal.com/spn_hurtcomfort/profile ? Tables done in html, as far as I've seen :) If you want to create one for your user info, the easiest way is to create the table in under Post an Entry, Rich Text Editor, then switch to html mode and copy-paste the code to into the Bio section of your user info.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jan. 17th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
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No, I meant more like the "comment form" in this post: http://community.livejournal.com/hoodie_time/26580.html#cutid2

But thanks for the link and the info! :)

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tifaching

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from: tifaching
date: Jan. 23rd, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Hi! Have a new rec! If you haven't read a-phoenixdragons spn fic it is awesome. Her newest is a follow up to the latest epi that is way, way better than the episode itself. It's Dean's thoughts to and about himself, hell and Sam following his revelations to his non existent shrink. http://a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com/330889.html

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twoexcluded

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from: twoexcluded
date: Feb. 3rd, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
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I keep forgetting to rec you this: Do Winchesters Dream Of Electric Impalas? - something you may enjoy, I think.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Feb. 3rd, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I'll be sure to check it out. :)

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