All That Is And Used To Be

All That Is And Used To Be by Misachan [author spotlight]
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 27,000
Summary: Dean never even knew anyone was living in the old estate outside of town until its mysterious occupant contracts his shop for a very specific job: a custom piano bench with grooves cut into the back. He finds Castiel and his terms to be eccentric with a capital E but the money is too good to turn down and anyway, Dean can’t help indulging his curiosity about the guy and his secretive, isolated life. There are secrets that will not stay hidden and stories that refuse to be forgotten. Especially when they happen to involve Dean Winchester and the angel Castiel.

This is a difficult fic to review without spoiling you. Let me start by saying this is not unusual for Misachan! After fics like Outrun Your Gun and Terms of Service, I was prepared to be unprepared for what the author had in store!

The author creates an atmosphere of mystery as Dean and Cas first meet. Dean is immediately drawn to the eccentric recluse who loves art and music, but won’t interact with people. The heat ratchets up when Dean surprises Cas late one night revealing that there is much more to his newest client than meets the eye. From there things spin out of control as you learn just how deep the rabbit hole goes. 

A DCBB 2013 fic


Books that involve characters that struggle with mental illness because there isn’t enough awareness about it out there.  

  1. The  Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  2. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  3. Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  4. The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
  5. The Program by Suzanne Young
  6. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
  7. Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
  8. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  9. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Summary: Celebrity chef Louis Tomlinson has a problem. He’s opening his first restaurant in 9 weeks, and he has yet to hire a pastry chef- apparently people think he’s ‘standoffish’ and ‘rude’ and ‘quick to temper’. Whatever. He ends up saddled with an annoying, happy-go lucky rookie who also happens to be obnoxiously good looking. His tv presenter and pop star best friends only add to the drama, and for fucks sake would everyone please stop quoting Julia Child?!

Kitchen AU where Harry helps Louis re-learn how to eat. (METAPHORICALLY)


Words: 28,813

Comments: This is by far one of the best fics I have ever read in a long time, like wow!! It’s sort of perfect! Like no words. All of you have to read this!!