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The way pop culture suggests an aversion to Courtney Love’s drug-addled mythology while espousing Cobain’s martyrdom, the way some communities shit on Lana Del Rey’s “aesthetic sadness” while simultaneously espousing emo bands fronted by men– it’s not to say that any of these genres, digressions, or affinities necessarily deserve respect, but there is a schism and a definite, unfair gender binary that favors troubled men over troubled women–and their right to be troubled. Men who grapple with issues that coincide with art and fame are canonized in death; women who do the same are made lesser, somehow, by their own unequivocal loss.
Courtney’s Fic Recs

Week 2 of my weekly recs! Most of these are ones I was tagged in, so if you want to see your fics on this list, you are more than welcome to tag me in your work.

Dean x Reader

Post-Hunt Needs by @roxy-davenport (fluff): Holy shit that was great. I loved the use of the song in it (I love The Rolling Stones!).

Burnin’ For You by @besslincoln-bruh (fluff): This was so funny, I absolutely loved it!

Recruiting by @quiddy-writes (neither fluff nor angst just sassiness) I don’t watch much Marvel (although I need to, I know), but this was great. I loved the concept and how it was written.

White Christmas by @writingbeautifulmen (fluff): This was so beautiful! I’ve always wanted a white Christmas, and I would love for someone to do this for me like Dean did for the reader. Amazing!

The Best Christmas Yet by @jpadjackles (fluff): So cute! The little stories about how Dean tried to make Christmas good for Sam and the reader were adorable and sweet!

Sam x Reader

Clown Emoticon by @saxxxology (fluff): The second I saw the clown emoji, I thought about how Sam would react, and this was absolutely perfect! I loved the way this was written!

What? by @itswitchcraft-not-googlemaps (fluff): This was an adorable little drabble, Sam is so sweet!

Underneath the Mistletoe by @revwinchester (fluff): I couldn’t stop laughing! This was absolutely hilarious! I loved this so, so much.

Jensen x Reader

Mayberry by @ryleeroseb4 (fluff): Can you believe this was her first fic? I couldn’t. It was so sweet, I love Daddy!Jensen! 

Date Night by @torn-and-frayed (fluff): This was so great! It was adorable and funny, and I would love to have Jensen attempt to teach me how to cook.

Living with Regrets - Part 7: Lost Girl by @thing-you-do-with-that-thing (angst): I hadn’t been reading this series, which I realized was a mistake when I started reading the first part. I binged the six parts that were done at the time, and my jaw dropped when I saw how part 6 ended. I love this series and this part was so good!

Jared x Reader

Ignore the Mistletoe by @ruined-by-destiel (fluff): This was sweet, I loved the teasing by Kim, Briana, and Misha, and then the end was so cute! I’ve been having some Jared feels, and this was perfect.


Beka x Sam: Love You Always by @impala-dreamer (angst): I was so ready to cry for days and days, but the twist… I don’t want to give much away, but this was great!

Claire x Ben: Letting Go - Part 6: Forgiveness by @thing-you-do-with-that-thing (some angst-ish): I cannot recommend this series enough! This part was great; I don’t want to give anything away, but I can’t wait for the next part!          

the life and times hasn’t been updated in three and a half years what the fuck where is jules 

Courtney’s Fic Recs

Week 3! Here are some amazing fics and incredible authors. Enjoy reading!

Dean x Reader:

Like I’m Gonna Lose You by @leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid (angst) 

Moments Like This by @chaos-and-the-calm67 (fluff)

A Broken Man by @squirrelchester (angst)

Once The Swan Has Sung by @femmewinchester (angst)

Imagine comforting Dean when he wakes up from a bad dream by @imadeangirl-butimsamcurious (fluff)

End!Verse Reversed by @whispersandwhiskerburn​ (angst)

All My Soul by @inmysparetime0​ (angst)

The Welcoming Committee by @quiddy-writes (sass)

Sam x Reader:

Snow One Like You by @roxy-davenport​ (fluff)

I’ll Rust With You by @whywhydoyouwantmetosaymyname​ (fluff)

Walkin’ in a Wicked Winter Wonderland by @ellen-reincarnated1967​ (some angst)


Dean x Reader (eventually), Sam x Reader: Taken (Part Two) by @writingbeautifulmen (angst)  

Cas x Reader: A Long Distance Made Short by @deathtonormalcy56 (fluff)

Crowley x Reader: Dirty Little Secret Part 4 by @ruby-loves-supernatural (angst)

Jensen x Reader: Living With Regrets: Part 8 by @thing-you-do-with-that-thing (angst)

If you’re in the mood for something sad and emotional, here are five books I highly recommend:

Click on the titles to head over to Goodreads and check them out! 

Read in 2016 » Trade Me by Courtney Milan

     I don’t buy lottery tickets. I can do math, and I know the only thing you’re purchasing is the right to scrape false hopes off a card with a nickel. You fool yourself into believing that the universe is on your side, that even though everything else is going down in flames, help will come like magic.
     Spending time with Blake is dangerous. It’s irresponsible. And I know that the more time I spend with him, the more I’ll want to believe in the impossible.
     But this time, the irresponsible choice has a hell of a lot of dollar signs attached to it.

hello friends! I’m attempting to write fic, so please read dean and cas being stupid idiots in this blind!dean slash coffee shop au. obviously there will be more, but this is a little snippet. also if you haven’t already, my good friend courtney draws the fucking best blind!dean comics so go look at those. and without further ado, pls read on—

“So… did you want to go out sometime?”

Castiel looked up, shocked. Had Dean Winchester just asked him out? Was that even a possibility? The beautiful man who everyone loved. Blind, yet he charmed his way out of any, and everything. Castiel wished Dean could see the way he made people laugh. The way almost everyone brightened in his presence. He was gorgeous. Castiel wished that Dean could see the beauty himself. Castiel wished that he could show him.

“Um..” Castiel paused. He could feel a bead of sweat trickle down to his eyebrow. The curse of both the summer heat and a potential date. “Yes.. I think that would be lovely.” He wiped his eyebrow. It didn’t help.

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