supernatural

recommendations by allaire mikháil

date: 07 Mar 2013



When Supernatural's first episodes flickered across the screen, a lot my friends were instantly hooked: Two brothers, traveling all over the US "saving people, hunting things". A three-dimensional relationship, an absent father, co-dependency mixed with resentment made for a very persuasive fandom. For me, it took longer. I wasn't actively avoiding the SPN fandom, but I somehow never managed to get drawn in by it either. Until season 4 came around, the show's mytharc took center stage, and Dean's interactions with a certain angel split the fandom. Despite the beauty and potential that I could see in slashing Dean with an angel of the Lord, I hadn't lost my fondness for Sam and the brothers' complicated relationship. Therefore, my recs are pretty evenly balanced between Wincest (Sam/Dean slash) and Dean/Castiel. Stories of the latter category in which Sam is vilified in order to promote Castiel as Dean's One True Love make me nauseous, and I've currently stopped watching the show in order to wait how the show's creators intend to continue the brothers' storyline.

Along with a deeper immersion in the fandom came an introduction to a subgenre I'd determinedly avoided until then - real person slash (RPS). Despite my first protests, I got into reading - and liking - slash featuring the actors portraying Dean and Sam Winchester (Jared/Jensen aka J-squared or J2). The idea still creeps me out a little, but the predominance of AU settings (often with fantastic elements) helps.

So the recs on this page are split into SPN fanfic and J2 RPS.



>> SPN fanfic <<
>> J2 RPS fanfic <<
>> links <<



SPN fanfic
The main pairings in this section are Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester resp. Dean Winchester / Castiel.


stories sorted alphabetically by author:
[E] - [F] - [H] - [I] - [J] - [L] - [M] - [P] - [R] - [S] - [T] - [W] - [X]


esorlehcar
e-mail: none Archived at: Sinful Desire
livejournal: ljesorlehcar
Title: Down to the End [1A], [1B], [2A], [2B], [3A], [3B], [4A], [4B], [5A], [5B] (story index @ lj | story index @ Sinful Desire | story as single .rtf file) offsite Story Length: ~ 195 KB
Series: Down to the End Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: character death, incest, violence
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: Season 1
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Character Study Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Sam and Dean 'till the world ends.
Review: This series paints a picture of the boys from their first kiss - a surprise to them both - to them settling into a life on the road together. Sam and Dean pass several speedbumps on the way, but they only bring them closer together. Instead of feeling insular or disconnected, esorlehcar uses language, just the right kind of in-depth-but-not-over-the-top characterizations and alternating POVs to describe them creating a unit sufficient in itself at home in a world of endless highways and limitless possibilities so that it feels like, with the years, they just might pass into urban legend like the things they hunt.

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fleshflutter
e-mail: none Website: fic (tagged @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljfleshflutter
Title: Dark Side of the Moon [1], [2],
[3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20], [21], [22], [23], [24], [25], [26], [27], [28], [29], [30] (story tag @ lj | story notes | story as single .rtf file) offsite
Story Length: ~ 145 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex, incest
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: Pre-Season 3 not specified
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Sam is Dean's only hold in a world left without sight and sound after a hunt gone wrong. Wholly dependent on touch, the distance between the brothers shrinks to nothing.
Review: fleshflutter considers this story a draft since it never got a final polish, but in my opinion the end product is just perfect the way it is. Structure and balance between external and internal developments tell a consistent story that has Dean vulnerable, but never weak, Sam protective, yet able to risk everything when necessary, and Bobby as a father figure far outside his comfort zone. Well worth clicking through 30 chapters for.

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holli (hollimichele)
e-mail: none Website: Holli's fanfiction
livejournal: ljholli
Title: Accidents will happen offsite Story Length: ~ 37 KB
Series: none Rating: PG
Category: gen Warnings: none
Pairing: none Time Frame: Post-Season 2
Genres: AU, Humor, Fix-It Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Some Goth teenagers accidentally resurrect John Winchester. No, seriously.
Review: This is the feel-good story of the SPN fandom. The third-person POV works beautifully in cranking up the inherent humor, the narrator's voice is hilariously matter-of-fact, teenaged-girl-next-door, and the characterizations of the canon characters - for all their fly-by status - ring true. Too bad we'll never see this on tv. It would be simply awesome.

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izazov
e-mail: none livejournal: ljizazov
Title: A Heaven for Angels offsite Story Length: ~ 43 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, character death
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Castiel Time Frame: Future Post-Mid-Season 4
Genres: AU, Death Story, Drama Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: The apocalypse was averted, but not everyone got their happy ending.
Review: I'm a big fan of happy endings, but there are a handful of exceptions that simply hurt so good that I can't help myself. This story is one of those. izazov employs a third-person POV - the one of a priest - to tell Dean's story of how Castiel sacrificed himself so that Lucifer wouldn't rise, and Dean wouldn't have to kill his brother. The author is uncompromising in developing further the cold, merciless attitude of the show's angels (Uriel most of all) and has them leave Dean as a broken mess all alone in the world. Here, love doesn't conquer all, and God isn't forgiving. Beautiful in its stark bleakness.

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James Walkswithwind & Wolfling
e-mail: gilascave@comcast.net
wolfling@sympatico.ca
Website: gila's cave
Wolfling's Den
livejournal: ljzortified, ljgilascave, ljzortdrabbles, dwjames
ljwolfling
Archived at: James @ AO3
Wolfling @ AO3
Title: Heart's Desire [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7] offsite Story Length: ~ 1.159 KB
Series: Heart's Desire Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: incest, references to past underage prostitution
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: Pre-Season 1 AU
Genres: Angst, AU, Pre-Series Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Sam's been having dreams of a future filled with pain and loss and refuses to leave for Stanford on his own.
Review: This story is less about time travel, visions of a different reality, or hunting. James and Wolfling instead write about Sam and Dean in a domestic setting, about them finding a home in - and with - each other in Stanford. Sam's visions give him to courage to talk about what he feels, and Dean is unmanned by his brother's unconditional love. John is but a satellite in a far orbit, there but not present, and hunting takes a backburner to Sam helping Dean deal with a childhood that wasn't. A bit over-emotional in places, but well worth reading.

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lazy_daze (aka Sam)
e-mail: lazydaze@gmail.com Website: fic masterlist @ livejournal
livejournal: ljlazy_daze My fic (tagged @ livejournal)
lazy_daze @ AO3
Title: I Wanna Hold You 'Til I Die (story as audiofic) offsite Story Length: ~ 27 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: incest
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: not specified
Genres: Character Study Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Amateur witches are the ones with the really creative spells.
Title: Your Fingerprints, Everywhere offsite Story Length: ~ 65 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex, incest
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: Post-Season 3
Genres: BDSM/Kink, Character Study, Established Relationship, PWP Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Sex between Sam and Dean gains a new balance, something they've chosen for themselves - something they want and they need and they give each other.
Review: lazy_daze is kind of a guarantor for high-quality porn in this fandom. She's one of the co-mods of ljblindfold_spn and always manages to combine spot-on characterizations and utterly believable dialogue with sizzling sex scenes. Her depictions of a vulnerable, submissive Dean and an agenda-free, decisive and yet tender Sam are simply amazing. I didn't know bottom!Dean was a kink of mine until I read her fanfic - especially (or only) when combined with descriptions of a love so strong that it feels tangible every time they touch.

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miss_aprosexia
e-mail: none livejournal: ljmiss_aprosexia
Title: Go Down Swinging [1], [2], [3] offsite Story Length: ~ 61 KB
Series: none Rating: PG
Category: gen Warnings: none
Pairing: none Time Frame: Season 3 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Character Study, Episode Related Recommended: 13 Feb 2009
Summary: Victor Henriksen plans to go down swinging.
Review: Spared the fate Agent Hendriksen suffered at the end of episode 3x12 "Jus in Bello", he - now that his eyes have been opened to the truth - chooses to change jobs and hunt the real monsters. Doing that requires some training, and how better receive that than by joining the Winchesters for a while? During that while, he observes from what limited insight he has on the brothers, and the author paints, by necessity, an incomplete picture that yet shows Sam and especially Dean so much in-character that the story feels like an episode of the show. I'm very much looking forward to the announced sequels.

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mummyluvr314
e-mail: none livejournal: ljmummyluvr314
Title: The Minor Fall; The Major Lift offsite Story Length: ~ 15 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: character death
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Castiel, Dean Winchester / Jimmy Novak Time Frame: Future Post-Mid-Season 4
Genres: Angst, AU, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Angels are different than demons. They ask permission before entering the body, before using the body. Angels are similar to demons. They make promises, give hope, and then rip everything away.
Review: This is yet another bleak look at Dean's life after the apocalypse. All alone - even abandoned by Castiel - it is only coincidence and an almost-stranger's pity that saves him. Jimmy Novak is just as alone and broken, and together those two find some kind of mutual comfort... Dean in a lie and Jimmy in the selfless sacrifice of everything he used to be. Stark and straightforward despite, or because, of the time jumps, this story is painful in its depiction of how hope and reward shouldn't be expected from a higher power, but only from other people.

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Pandarus (aka FayJay, aka Fay)
e-mail: thingsinvisibletosee@gmail.com Website: All my fic (masterlist @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljpandarus, ljinvisibletosee Skyhawke.com > Pandarus
Title: The Consequences of Falling [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15]
(story index | story tag @ lj | story as single .rtf file | story as audiofic | art by aesc) offsite
Story Length: ~ 212 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: violence
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Castiel Time Frame: Mid-Season 4 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Character Study, Drama Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: The angel Castiel finds himself put in an untenable position, and consequentially loses his grace. He goes on a roadtrip with a demon, discovers the delights of tequila and french fries and pie, plays a starring role in a virgin sacrifice, is deflowered by his favourite Winchester, and then gets some very unpleasant news indeed.
Review: This is certainly the story in this fandom that I've read most often, and with the most delight - sadly, the show chose to go in another direction. Pandarus is an exceptional author (all her SPN stories are well worth reading), and so her take on Castiel's fall from grace is vividly descriptive and real. Despite the focus on Dean/Castiel, this story is also very much about Castiel interacting with Ruby, and this non-canonical Ruby is supportive and, as Castiel observes, really trying "to claw her own way to redemption". Add to that an appearance by Alastair, by Uriel, self-sacrifice and forgiveness, and this story is as close to perfect as it gets.

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Rahmi
e-mail: none livejournal: ljrahmi
Title: Secure the Blessing [1], [2] offsite Story Length: ~ 118 KB
Series: Prequel to "Up Ahead (the Roads were closed)" Rating: PG-13
Category: gen Warnings: character death, references to child abuse, violence
Pairing: none Time Frame: Season 2 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Fix-It Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Sam made a wish. Dean has a normal life without his brother. Although "could have had" would be more correct.
Title: Up Ahead (the Roads were closed) [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6] offsite Story Length: ~ 274 KB
Series: Sequel to "Secure the Blessing" Rating: PG-13
Category: gen Warnings: none
Pairing: none Time Frame: Season 2 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Drama, Fix-It Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: The deal Sam made with the demons gets broken, and the family he grew up without the second time around is in danger.
Review: Rahmi - just like me - is a fan of the early episodes of the show (not so much of the later) and has her Sam go back to the beginning in order to give his family a second chance at a life together. Resigned to his fate, he choses to stay away from them, though, and it is Dean's relentless determination that reunites two almost-grown up brothers doing what they do best - saving people, hunting things. The story takes delight in confronting a non-hunter John Winchester (and his daughter born in Sam's place) with a world his son (and the strange boy he travels with) is so obviously familiar with. John is out of his element, Dean and Sam know what they're doing, and the demons interested in their family don't know who they're dealing with.

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runedgirl (aka Lynsey)
e-mail: none Website: Our fic list (masterlist @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljrunedgirl
Title: Fade To Black (Not While Your Hand's In Mine) [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17] (story as single .rtf file) offsite Story Length: ~ 365 KB
Series: Prequel to "Black is the Color of my True Love's Eyes" Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: character death, incest, rape, violence
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester / Ruby Time Frame: Post-Season 3 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Character Study, Drama Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: The brother that Sam gets back isn't the same, but Sam's love is. Sam risks everything and leaves everyone he's ever cared about behind in the desperate hope that the bond between him and Dean might just be strong enough to transcend what hell did to his brother.
Title: The Ghost of Somebody At His Side [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] (story index | art by kingsblkdragon) offsite Story Length: ~ 216 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: incest, underage
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester / OFCs, Dean Winchester / OMCs, Sam Winchester & Jessica Moore Time Frame: Pre-Season 1 to Season 1
Genres: Angst, Drama, Pre-Relationship, Pre-Series Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: The night before Sam Winchester meets with his 12th grade guidance counselor for the second time, something very bad happens. One of those somethings that takes only a ridiculously short amount of time - in this case, about three minutes - yet manages to change the course of two lives forever. Or: Sam goes to Stanford, and takes most of Dean's heart with him.
Title: The Year of Letting Go [1], [2],
[3], [4], [5], [6], [7] (story index | story as single .rtf file | art by artistic_sillie) offsite
Story Length: ~ 204 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: incest, references to prostitution
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester, Sam Winchester & OFC, Dean Winchester & OFC Time Frame: Pre-Season 1 to Season 3 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: A hunt gone wrong leaves Dean Winchester barely alive, and helpless for the first time in his life. Can Dean let go of his need to be the big brother and let Sam help him heal, or will the complicated feelings both brothers have been hiding from each other pull them further apart than ever? As Dean’s deal comes due, both Sam and Dean will have to let go of their fears, or face losing each other forever.
Review: Lynsey is an extraordinary writer of whom I would read any fic without even checking the summary or warnings first. She has a perfect grasp of both Sam and Dean's character, and even when she thrusts them into extreme situations, she never compromises as to how she lets them react. Whether Dean is a demon, a protective big brother, or blind and vulnerable, he still remains himself, and so does Sam - a man willing to violate his principles for love of his brother, and yet a good man at heart. In the author's hands, the brothers' co-dependency becomes a strength, not a weakness. Add to that a skill of finding just the right POV to describe a situation, and each scene has an immediacy that reads like canon. Simply beautiful.

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shalott (aka astolat, aka The Lady of Shalott)
e-mail: shalott@trickster.org Website: Intimations
livejournal: ljastolat astolat @ AO3
Title: Leader of the Pack (art by digitalwave | art by dun | art by jessikast | art by retrofit88) offsite Story Length: ~ 85 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: incest, violence
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: Season 3 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Character Study Recommended: 16 Feb 2008
Summary: The hellhounds were milling around her legs, almost high as her waist: pale white hides and red eyes, long red tongues lolling out between their stained teeth, all of them panting like the exhaust of an eighteen-wheeler and staring right at him.
Review: shalott is as always a guarantor for high-quality fanfic, and this story manages to combine the dark background of the Supernatural canon with unexpected humor. Dean doesn't get dragged to hell; instead, he learns to arrange himself with a changing Sam as well as with a pack of (invisible) hellhounds, and the change in his feelings towards this major upheaval in his life is depicted in such a hilarious way that, in the end, an outsider's (saner) perspective - Bobby's - ends up being the uncomprehensible one. Funny, sweet, and so very plausible in its logical progression with Dean's basic character traits taken into consideration.

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Taelyn Hawker
e-mail: none Website: my fic (tagged @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljtaelynhawker
Title: Orpheus Drowning [1], [2], [3A], [3B], [4], [5], [6], [7] (story tag @ lj | author page @ ff.net) offsite Story Length: ~ 248 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: character death, graphic m/m sex and violence, incest, rape
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: Season 3 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Sam has to come to grips with the deal Dean made. Dean has to deal with a broken Sam. Secrets are kept, admissions are made, all in the name of finding a way to break their pattern of each trying to die for the other.
Review: Taelyn Hawker has written the story I've been looking for all this time. After Dean's deal is made, Sam has a year to prepare and to implement in secret his three-fold plan that leads him and Dean through Europe on the trail of myths and legends, collecting three magical items that just might allow him to free Dean from hell. His journey has a mythical, almost dreamlike quality to it that gives it the taste of a legend for its own sake. Dean suffers in hell, Bobby is Sam's reluctant anchor in the real world, and Sam - like Orpheus - descends into the Underworld to save that which he loves. Glorious.

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xantissa
e-mail: none Website: fic archive pt. 1, pt. 2 (masterlist @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljxantissa
Title: Second Chances [1], [2] offsite Story Length: ~ 96 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, incest, violence
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester Time Frame: Post-Season 1 AU
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Drama, Established Relationship Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Out of the whole Winchester family, John always expected Dean to be the one to accept death as inevitable... instead of turning to the very same powers they'd been fighting. Apparently, John didn't know his sons at all.
Review: This story's strength and weakness are the same thing - its originality. The author turned away from urban legends and towards straight-out horror instead, and so the story has almost a gothic feeling. Dean, John and Sam, while still recognizably themselves, are also altered and fit well into a setting that's dark, and desperate, and cut off from the ordinary world. Dean is pared to the bone, Sam is lost in darkness, and John tries to drag the sons he loves back into the light - despite the things about them he doesn't know, doesn't understand, and will always remain on the outside of.

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J2 RPS fanfic
The main pairing in this section is Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles.


stories sorted alphabetically by author:
[A] - [C] - [E] - [J] - [M]


aleia
e-mail: none livejournal: ljaleia, ljcertainentropy, ljloveisntbrains, ljashley
Title: A Complicated Love and Affection Between Two Men [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8] (story tag @ lj | soundtrack | art by faith_mars) offsite Story Length: ~ 161 KB
Series: none Rating: R
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles, Michael Rosenbaum / Tom Welling, Christian Kane / Steve Carlson Time Frame: not specified
Genres: AU, Friendship, Romance Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Thanks to his idiot friends, Jensen gets signed up to compete for Jared Padalecki's friendship on the second season of MTV's Bromance. Can he beat out seven other guys to be Jared's new best friend... or maybe more?
Review: This story has just the right balance between light-heartedness and solid plot to be enormous fun, even on repeated read-throughs. While the characterizations occasionally stray a little bit too much into prevalent fannish conceptions, the story serves well as an introduction to the core Supernatural and Smallville actors crew and entourage. aleia tells just enough details of the reality tv show to provide a backdrop for the budding romance, but not so much as to detract from her Jared and Jensen fighting to get to know each other despite the spotlights and the cameras recording all their interactions.

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atimi (aka bertee, aka bertie456)
e-mail: none Website: J2/SPN fic masterlist @ livejournal
livejournal: ljbertee, ljbertie456 Archived at: bertee @ AO3
Bones fanfic @ ff.net
Title: Neon Showman [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] (story index | story tag @ lj | art by quoth_the) offsite Story Length: ~ 145 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles Time Frame: Pre-Series to Season 2
Genres: Angst, Friendship, Humor Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: The love story of Jared and Jensen as observed by one Chad Michael Murray. While Jared experiences a journey of self-discovery in which he realizes he's gay, lands a role on Supernatural and falls for his new co-star, Chad names his penis, chairs the Eric Brady fanclub and develops an unhealthy fascination with fraternal incest.
Review: This? Starts with its warnings for "language, Chad, sexual references, more Chad" and continues being as awesome until the very end. Chad - as most of the SPN fandom seems to agree on - comes across as a douche, but a lovable douche and a really good guy at heart who's Jared's best friend for a reason and whose look on his developing relationship with Jensen is simply laughing-out-loud hilarious (and surprisingly insightful). You need cheering up? Read this. Right now.

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Audra Rose
e-mail: ar13731@yahoo.com Website: fic masterlist @ livejournal
livejournal: ljaudrarose, ljaudrarose_fic
Title: Open Mike Night at the Fremont [1], [2], [3], [4] (story index | author's notes | art by grayscaled) offsite Story Length: ~ 163 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles, Allison Mack & Jeffrey Dean Morgan Time Frame: not applicable
Genres: Angst, AU, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: This is a bookstore AU set in Chicago, with Jared as a sculptor who works out of a garage and Jensen as a bookstore clerk who's trying to get over a tragedy.
Review: Audra has written in many other fandoms, and just as expected, she doesn't disappoint; far from it. This story is the perfect example of Jared and Jensen transplanted into an alternate universe, meeting and falling in love - just the kind of fic so popular in this fandom. The story is dramatic and yet sweet without being cheesy or clichéd, Jensen is shy and mysterious, Jared outgoing and protective, and while the ending isn't exactly a huge surprise, the journey there is nonetheless fresh and entertaining on every step of the way.

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chash (aka poor_choices, aka with_a_kay)
e-mail: chashi@gmail.com Website: fic masterlist @ livejournal
livejournal: ljpoor_choices, ljlongsufferingly, ljquaverly
Title: My Name is Trouble [1], [2], [3] (story index | art by xwacky) offsite Story Length: ~ 133 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki / OMC, Jensen Ackles / Michael Rosenbaum, Jared Padalecki & Danneel Harris Time Frame: Post-Series
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drama Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Six years after Supernatural ends, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki find themselves in completely separate lives after a falling out. It's possible neither of them has ever really recovered from the other. But an unexpected turn in Jensen's life brings them back together to sort themselves out again.
Review: While this fanfic uses one of the prevailing fandom tropes post-Supernatural (Jensen becomes a big movie star, Jared slips into obscurity), it refrains from torturously describing Jensen and Jared growing apart and instead focusses on them finding together again. The author makes it clear that even years after losing contact, they still consider themselves best friends, and so their reconciliation is not so much painful as inevitable, and them discovering that they love each other on the way is just a bonus. Beautiful characterizations, setting and interactions - a joy to read.

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Corby
e-mail: none livejournal: ljcorbyinoz
Title: Ashes of the Moon [1A], [1B], [2], [3A], [3B], [4A], [4B], [5A], [5B], [6A], [6B], [7], [8A], [8B], [9], [10], [11], [12A], [12B], [13A], [13B], [14], [15] (story header | author's notes) offsite Story Length: ~ 242 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, violence
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles Time Frame: not applicable
Genres: Angst, AU, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Jared Padalecki, an inexperienced and uncertain young man, is sent to Kibilisa, Africa, to work for his church. Less than a month later the country is torn apart by civil war. Alone in charge of a group of children, he despairs of surviving - until he meets a mysterious man named Jensen Ackles who seems to know the country and the language. Their journey together will bring them terror, pain, horror and the deepest grief; but also friendship, self-sacrifice, love and redemption.
Review: While there are many fantasy AUs out there that feature Jared and Jensen, somehow this story is, for me, the most 'out there' of them all. Incredibly well researched and almost tangible from the vivid pictures of the landscapes the author paints, "Ashes of the Moon" is the perfect adventure story. Yet, it never sacrifices characterization for plot and, near the end, manages to bring up several plot twists of epic proportions that I, at least, didn't see coming. It also manages to educate on the circumstances of genocide in Africa without being patronizing and brings to mind books on the accusal of social wrongs as were popular in the 1990s. Brilliant.

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elucreh (aka Lu)
e-mail: none Website: fic masterlist @ livejournal
livejournal: ljelucreh, ljlu_fics
Title: Common Knowledge [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9] (author's notes | story as audiofic | story tag @ lj) offsite Story Length: ~ 91 KB
Series: none Rating: R
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles Time Frame: Seasons 1-2
Genres: Friendship, Humor Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Jared, your fangirls. Fangirls, I believe you already know Jared. Better than he knows himself.
Review: This story is not only hysterically funny, but also reads like the love child of meta fandom and a rabid plot bunny. Lu has Jared stumble face-forward into the biggest shallows of fandom and slowly go from bemusement at the perceived insanity he encounters to solidarity to even gratitude when he realizes that the idea he first thought was entirely unbelievable - he and Jensen being in love - reveals itself to be the truth. The structure with its hilarious chapter headings details Jared's encounters with the wild fangirls in their natural habitats and adds to the strong current of good-natured mockery of the SPN fandom as a whole. The ultimate feel-good story.

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jeyhawk
e-mail: jeyhawkgaidin@gmail.com Website: fic index pt. 1, pt. 2 (masterlist @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljjeyhawk, ljjeyhawk_fic
Title: Apocalypse Cancelled [1A], [1B], [1C], [2], [3], [4] (story index | art by gwentastic) offsite Story Length: ~ 167 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles Time Frame: not applicable
Genres: Angst, AU, Drama Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: July 7, 2008 at 2 a.m. in the morning a comet will hit Earth, destroying all human life. Humanity gets 54 hours to prepare and chaos ensues. A chance encounter has straight architect Jared Padalecki saving the life of deeply closeted movie star Jensen Ackles. The unlikely couple cling to each other during what they think will be their last days on earth, but what happens to the relationship they built when the world doesn't end after all?
Review: In this story - very reminiscent of the movie "Last Night" (1998) - Jeyhawk gives equal amounts of attention to the build-up (the night of the perceived Apocalyse) and the aftermath (two different men attempting to come to terms with what those hours before "Resurrection Day" revealed about themselves). Told exclusively from Jared's POV, Jensen is nonetheless, despite the lack of direct insight into his thoughts and feelings, very much present and accessible. Enhanced by a beautiful happy ending and gorgeous graphics (especially the fake magazine articles), this story is perfect for a long, enjoyable evening read.

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mediaville
e-mail: none Website: fic (tagged @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljmediaville
Title: Win-Win Situation [1], [2] offsite Story Length: ~ 70 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Jared Padalecki / Jensen Ackles Time Frame: Post-Season 3
Genres: Angst, Humor Recommended: 09 Oct 2009
Summary: Jared and Jensen agree to kiss on-camera on a bet should they win the People's Choice Award.
Review: mediaville's story also plays a little with fannish meta - the conversation between the reporter and Jared and Jensen regarding the Petrelli brothers off Heroes is too funny! -, but its best scenes are undoubtedly the endless retakes of Jared and Jensen's infamous (fictional) on-screen kiss. Both boys get increasingly hot and bothered, Jared snaps, Jensen slowly splinters open, and the result is sexy and oh so plausible within the parameters of their characterizations. In fact, the whole story is immensely plausible... for if there ever was such a bet, I'm certain fandom would go totally crazy and the outcome would be the same!

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Links


fan fiction
  • ljspn_j2_bigbang
  • The SPN and J2 Big Bang Challenge community is the home of an annual challenge requiring participants (writers and artists) to produce novellas of 20.000 words or more with accompanying artwork or vids. In short, this is the place for long, mostly high-quality fanfic (check the masterlists for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). The works of the most recent years are also searchable via SPN/J2 Big Bang @ Delicious (2009, 2010).
  • Ebook Library :: fan fiction on the run > Supernatural
  • Amalthia's ebook library archives fan fiction (gen, het and slash) in .rtf, .pdf and other ebook-compatible formats. What makes this archive so amazing is that the majority of these stories are novel- or novella-length. SPN is the biggest fandom represented there.
  • ljdeancastiel
  • is the main place to go for any Dean & Castiel fan; the community is for fanfic (all genres excluding RPS), pics, icons, vids, discussion etc., although Dean/Castiel slash stories feature most heavily.
  • ljwincest
  • is a community for posts about at least two members of the Winchester family, e.g. Sam, Dean, John, etc. The main content is Sam/Dean slash fic.
  • ljsam_dean
  • is for anything related to the relationship - love, friendship, and/or brotherhood - between Sam and Dean Winchester and the actors who portray them. Sadly, the community is pretty much inactive these days as well as untagged and therefore not easily searchable.
  • ljsn_slash
  • This community is for the posting of any and all kinds of slash fanworks pertaining to SPN (including crossovers, excluding RPS). Adult content has to be rated as such.
  • ljsnslashnotebook
  • is a slash community for discussions and the posting of fanfic (including J2 RPS), graphics, news etc. Its contents are pretty well-balanced between Wincest, Dean/Castiel and J2.
  • ljsn_crossovers
  • is a community for Supernatural crossovers, e.g. fanfic, fanart, and recs (all genres, all ratings).
  • ljblindfold_spn
  • is an lj comm for the anonymous posting of requests and the resp. prompt responses. Requests should detail a specific pairing (FPS or RPS) and kink(s). Due to explicit content, its posts can only be accessed by members, so you need to join. Most posts feature slash. The comm is referenced at SPN Anonymous Kink Meme @ Delicious. It's the place to find short, hot, kinky PWPs.
  • ljspnkink_meme
  • is also an anonymous kink meme community that one has to join in order to access. Slash (FPS and RPS) is predominant. The comm is referenced at spnkink_meme @ Delicious. It's just as porny as ljblindfold_spn.
  • ljspn_hardcore
  • is for "hardcore" SPN fanfic (FPS and RPS), i.e. fanfic of a disturbing, unsettling, horrific, yet hot nature. That includes dark!fic and extreme kink (check the warnings!). The comm is a partner site to ljspnkink_meme.
  • ljspnstoryfinders
  • is an extremely high-traffic story finders community for the SPN fandom and the place to either ask for help locating a specific fic or request recommendations with a certain set of parameters. All pairings, ratings, FPS or RPS, are allowed. Well tagged and easily searchable.
  • Sam/Dean Slash Archive :: Supernatural Fanfiction
  • is - despite its moderate size - the biggest SPN fanfic archive in existence since most stories in this fandom tend to be only archived in lj communities. It is for Sam/Dean slash only.
  • Sinful Desire :: The Archives
  • is this fandom's second most popular archive. It features both Sam/Dean and J2 stories. For site news, check ljsinful_updates @ livejournal.
  • Supernaturally Twisted :: A Supernatural Crossover Archive
  • This is a fanfic archive for crossovers between SPN and other fandoms. It accepts stories of all ratings, but unfortunately, adults-only fics are only accessible for registered users.
  • Bad Moon Rising :: Trouble's On the Way...
  • This is a medium-sized archive for any SPN-related fanfic (FPS, RPS, all genres, all ratings). The majority of the stories archived there are het.
  • Rock Salt And Feathers
  • is a (still rather small) Dean/Castiel fanfic archive that has a mailing list as well as an lj comm for the posting of fic, ljrsfeathers @ livejournal.
  • Dean/Castiel: thematic rec lists
  • ljtracy_loo_who is a Dean/Castiel fan of the first hour and a very good writer herself, plus she always posts excellent recommendations. Her complete recommendations can be found here @ Delicious. For her early recs, check out her intro-to-fandom recs as well as her Dean/Castiel manifesto & early Season 4 recs.

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