Best Authors for the Signs
  • Aries: Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Taurus: Ernest Hemingway
  • Gemini: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Cancer: Margaret Mitchell
  • Leo: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Virgo: Emily Brontë
  • Libra: George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
  • Scorpio: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Sagittarius: Agatha Christie
  • Capricorn: Alexandre Dumas
  • Aquarius: Hermann Hesse
  • Pisces: Gabriel García Márquez

This Squealing Santa fic is for destiel-fiction-we-are! The prompt: “Sabriel – wings, teasing, Sam as the victim.” HB!anon had also asked for some Christmassy tickles for Sam, and I’m a big fan of two-for-one efficiency. :)

(This is also an unofficial counterpart to Morning Fuzziness, though they’re separate events.)

Words: 830


When Sam’s eyes fluttered groggily open, he had to suppress a groan of discomfort. He’d hoped a good night’s sleep would calm the ache that found its core in his stomach and seemed to ooze out into the rest of his body. But the reality was that five hours didn’t count as a full night, and Gabriel had forced far too many cookies on him the evening before.

Sam never would have guessed that spending Christmas with an angel would be so draining. Gabriel had been an unstoppable force of merriment the entire day, practically terrorizing the whole bunker with hearty renditions of Christmas carols, some of which were completely unfamiliar and in languages Sam didn’t know. It was the least problematic when Gabe was belting them out by himself. Far more distracting was when he’d conjure up unseen choirs of hundreds of voices that rattled the windows with every crescendo. Everything had been extravagant, and though they’d managed to talk Gabriel into keeping the gifts simple, nothing had been able to stop him from providing the most indulgent spread of food Sam had ever laid eyes on.

Now, the day after, with the excitement depleted, all Sam wanted was a quiet day of recovery. And when the blankets rustled and a lump of warmth aligned itself at his back, he thought he might actually get it.

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anonymous asked:

Can you recommend any female artists?

I would love to, anon!

(My interest is primarily in 19th and 20th century art, but if you’d like I could find some women artists from earlier centuries.) There’s Joan Mitchell (one of my all time favorites), Helen Frankenthaler, Yoko Ono (if you like performance art), Shirin Neshat, Frida Kahlo, Evelyn de Morgan, Käthe Kollwitz, Zinaida Serebriakova, Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt, Lee Krasner, Berthe Morisot, Laura Knight, Eva Hesse, Gabriele Münter, Hannah Hoch, Faith Ringgold, Jenny Holzer, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Lange, Adrian Piper, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Krueger, Judy Chicago…there are lots of famous women in art history! I mostly known American and European artists, though, so if anyone would like to contribute African, Asian, Latin American artists, please feel free. I’m also going to throw in one of my favorite architects, Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker prize in architecture! :)

You can also look at the tag I have for female artists on the sidebar of my blog.