okay laura sticking up for herself was great

but am i the only one who thinks danny kind of has a point? laura’s obsession with this is not healthy and she borders on self-destructive a lot of the time

she’s totally headstrong and reckless and yes, brave, but god, she’s going to end up dead if she’s not more careful

she’s willing to offer herself up to someone she believes to be a serial killer without a second thought and it’s honestly not healthy and really, really worrying

Yare

Yare by a_frayed_edge
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 43,900
Summary: Four years ago Castiel Lord married local mechanic, Dean Winchester, and for two years their relationship flourished, until a decision made by Castiel sent Dean out the front door, and divorce papers were served. Now Castiel is two days from the later with a new fiance on his arm, and he’s over Dean, he really is, their relationship dissolved for completely valid reasons. Of course, that’s a lot easier to believe when Dean isn’t standing in his mother’s back yard, offering an olive branch in the form of a favor for the Lord household. Suddenly memories of their past are everywhere and Castiel is faced with a choice he never thought he’d get again. 
Loosely based on the film, The Philadelphia Story.


Oh, yes, this is my kind of a romance - a story about love and lies, and heartbreak, and … love. The fic starts with Cas getting ready to marry Inias in just 3 short days. Suddenly, Cas’ ex-husband Dean makes an appearance, refusing to give up on him. From the moment the two of them have to share the space, Cas is overwhelmed by the memories of the past and the sexual tension between them is, frankly, uncontrollable. Mmm, the angsty, angry pining from Dean and Cas is just too delicious in this fic. ;) Through flashback scenes we learn more about their meet cute, steamy first time, happy marriage and the slow, painful descent to divorce. This fic has everything you could want from a good romance novel, and, on top of that, there’s also some very nice canon parallels (that deal with Crowley was a mistake!). If some readers are concerned about the Cas/Inias relationship, I can assure you there’s no doubt about Cas’ true feelings. We all know to whom his heart belongs. ;) 


DCBB 2014 fic

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I was thinking back today to how it was weird in high school to be into fandom, to write essays on color scheme and lighting in a TV show or interrogate the historical accuracy of a movie or draw up a rhetorically sound argument for why two characters were in love or locate every plot hole in a novel and tie them up in fanfiction and I realized that those behaviors are at the heart of scholarship. That level of critical thinking, textual engagement, and narrative inquiry are exactly what college professors (especially in the humanities) are hired to teach. So the next time you see a fifteen-year-old dismantling Moffat’s writing or drafting character studies of Victor Frankenstein, don’t you dare say an unkind word because they’re a fucking scholar.

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