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“could you please draw older scripps and pos taking a walk in a park or whatever and scripps is carrying their child (my hc is that scripps is good with children and loves them and he would like to adopt at some point and pos wouldn’t be against it) @lizzisgeek

I heard “park” and my mind supplied “picnic with their daughter”. Thanks for the super adorable ask!!

[THB Inktober Day 1]

Last week an anon asked me about my favorite little-known Supreme Court decision.  In continuing an indulgence of my nerdiness, I would like to share the first runner-up, which has been nagging at me to write about since I wrote that last post.

Shaughnessy v. United States ex rel. Mezei, 345 US 206 (1953).

This case has everything.  National security threats.  A quote from Judge Learned Hand (that was seriously his name).  Reference to the “Iron Curtain.”  And two separate dissents from four different justices.  This case is legit.  

So what’s it about?  Here we go.

This is a case about a man who could not escape Ellis Island.

Mezei—referred to throughout the decision as the respondent since this case originated as an immigration proceeding—was a legal resident of the United States for twenty-five years beginning in 1923 and lived much of his life in Buffalo, New York.  He was born in Gibraltar (then and now a British territory) to Romanian and Hungarian parents.  In 1948, Mezei sailed for Hungary to visit his dying mother in Romania.  He never got there.

Little did Mezei know he was about to enter travel hell.

Denied entry to Romania, Mezei became stuck in Hungary for 19 months for lack of an exit visa.  Eventually, he obtained a visa to return to the United States, by way of France.  He got on a ship, as people did back in the day, and he steamed for the United States.  Only when he got there, an immigration official was not too impressed with his papers.  In February of 1950 Mezei was temporarily excluded from the United States.  While he waited for a final decision, the government transferred him to Ellis Island.

A few months later, without any hearing at which to argue his fate, the Attorney General ordered that Mezei’s exclusion was to be made permanent.  He could not enter the United States.

So, Mezei tried to get the hell out of Ellis Island.  Only no one would take him.  This is how the Court describes the Kafkaesque position in which Mezei found himself:

Twice he shipped out to return whence he came; France and Great Britain refused him permission to land. The State Department has unsuccessfully negotiated with Hungary for his re-admission. Respondent personally applied for entry to about a dozen Latin-American countries but all turned him down.

Mezei was essentially stateless.  He was from nowhere.  

Trapped on Ellis Island for more than a year, Mezei sued for his release—he requested to pay a bond to free him while he continued trying to find another country that would accept him. 

So what the hell was wrong with Mezei and why didn’t anyone want him?   

That’s an excellent question, and it is not entirely clear.  The Court describes it this way:  

[The] determination rested on a finding that respondent’s entry would be prejudicial to the public interest for security reasons.

Yada yada yada national security, right?  What the hell does that mean?  

That’s exactly what the lower court judge wanted to know.  In considering whether to issue the bond for his relief, the district court judge asked the government to produce evidence that Mezei was a danger to public safety.  The government refused.  They would not even show the judge their evidence in secret.  

Both the district court and the court of appeals thought that was totally bogus.  So they issued and upheld the bond.  The government appealed.

So what did the Supreme Court do?  Was Mezei ever going to be able to escape the hell of Ellis Island?

Well, this is where we come to the real question of this case:  Is a non-citizen protected by the Constitution when seeking entry into the United States?

If you have been paying attention at all to immigration law and policy over the last many months, you probably know the answer already:  Nope.  Not really.  A non-citizen does not have much, if any, constitutional protections when seeking entry into the United States.

There are a lot of questions being asked and answered in this decision:

  • Was Mezei actually admitted to the United States when he was moved to Ellis Island such that he was actually being deported instead of excluded?
  • Was Mezei a de facto prisoner on Ellis Island?
  • Was Mezei constitutionally guaranteed a hearing or proceeding at which he could view the evidence against him or argue on his own behalf?

What ends up being central to the Court’s decision here is the distinction between being excluded and being deported.  Once you have been admitted to the country, the Court acknowledges that you are owed constitutional protection that includes a due process right to some sort of process or proceeding to contest your removal.  But when you’re outside and wanting to enter, you are not owed those same rights.  

Suffice it to say, not all of the justices agreed.  Four of them about done lost their minds.  Here is Justice Black in his dissent, co-signed by Justice Douglas:

MR. JUSTICE JACKSON forcefully points out the danger in the Court’s holding that Mezei’s liberty is completely at the mercy of the unreviewable discretion of the Attorney General. I join MR. JUSTICE JACKSON in the belief that Mezei’s continued imprisonment without a hearing violates due process of law.

No society is free where government makes one person’s liberty depend upon the arbitrary will of another. Dictatorships have done this since time immemorial. They do now. 

Note that Justice Black straight up refers to Mezei’s status on Ellis Island as “imprisonment,” while the Court’s decision refers to it merely as “exclusion.”

In Justice Jackson’s dissent, co-signed by Justice Frankfurter, he starts off with a bang:

Fortunately it still is startling, in this country, to find a person held indefinitely in executive custody without accusation of crime or judicial trial.

And then he runs through all the hits of history.  American oppression under British colonial rule, American slavery, communism, Nazism.  I could go on.  But in doing so Justice Jackson makes a passionate case for due process of law—generally and in the immigration process.  

Why is this case relevant?

If it isn’t apparent so far, let me lay it out for you.  The specter of a national security threat is doing heavy-lifting in the majority’s opinion in this case.  In distinguishing Mezei’s situation from others where immigrants have been treated more fairly, the Court points out that Mezei was “behind the Iron Curtain for 19 months.”  At this point, the Court has not seen any evidence about what threat to the public or national security Mezei represents.  The government has not produced any.  But the Court is still willing to look on Mezei’s months stuck in Hungary with suspicion.  

This case does not remain a strong legal precedent as it once was (take a look at Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 US 678 (2001) if you’re curious).  But much of it still holds, and more importantly, it follows a familiar, well-trodden path.

Throughout the history of our country, national security threats have been used to justify some of our most shameful acts—from Japanese internment to COINTELPRO and the House Un-American Activities Committee, just to name a handful.  Though time provides us with sufficient perspective to regret these dark moments, we seem doomed to repeat them.  

In his dissent, Justice Jackson concludes with these ever-relevant words:

Congress has ample power to determine whom we will admit to our shores and by what means it will effectuate its exclusion policy. The only limitation is that it may not do so by authorizing United States officers to take without due process of law the life, the liberty or the property of an alien who has come within our jurisdiction; and that means he must meet a fair hearing with fair notice of the charges.

It is inconceivable to me that this measure of simple justice and fair dealing would menace the security of this country. No one can make me believe that we are that far gone.

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On this day in music history: September 19, 1960 - “The Twist” by Chubby Checker hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also peaking at #2 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written by Hank Ballard, it is the biggest hit for the singer from the Philadelphia, PA based singer. Musician Hank Ballard originally records “The Twist” in 1959, with his version first becoming popular in Baltimore on a local dance show hosted by DJ Buddy Dean. He contacts Dick Clark, the host of American Bandstand, telling him about the record. Clark attempts to book Ballard on Bandstand, but is unable to reach him. Realizing the song’s hit potential, he searches for another artist to record it. Clark finds singer Chubby Checker (real name Ernest Evans), a local performer in Philadelphia. Featured prominently on American Bandstand, Checker’s version of “The Twist” quickly eclipses Ballard’s in popularity and start a worldwide dance craze. Entering the Hot 100 at #49 on August 1, 1960, it climbs to the top of the chart seven weeks later. The song is also first and only record in Billboard chart history to hit number one in two separate runs on the Hot 100. The dance also becomes popular with adults, sending the single back to the top for 2 weeks in January 1962. “The Twist” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2000.

anonymous asked:

Tips on starting a history blog?

  • Choose an appealing url. This sounds basic and it is, if the url you want to use is taken, don’t settle for anything terrible, wait and make a better one. Don’t be shy to change your url from time to time when you first start (this is currently my third url and this one is to stay). A few rules:
    • It should be related to your subject matter. It doesn’t matter if it is goofy, or whatever but it HAS to be related to your subject. If you a French rev blog, even something like dantonisvore honestly it just has to be related. 
    • Limit yourself on the dashes. Please, pick a nice, short url and the maximum dashes you should be using is one, possibly two: otherwise it begins to look messy and nobody will be able to remember it off the top of their head (sonofhistory has a nice ring t it). 
    • PLEASE NO NUMBERS. Numbers in the middle of the word? Sure: dantonisv0re is fine! But this is not fine: dantonisvore-182. 
    • If your first url of choice is taken and you absolutely NEED it, I suggest changing onto ONLY ONE of the original letters of the url. Some examples are replacing a letter in the taken url with a 0 or a c or an x or so one. Example: @hclemadge
  • Make sure your blog looks nice. I mean as it is nice to look at. Correlating colors, a sense of aesthetic possibly. If your blog is a shade of pastel, make sure your icon is not dark and matches up. This has nothing to do with history but choose colors and fonts that match together. It should be enjoyable to look at. If it is a history blog, stick to history related icons and headers. 
  • Hit the ground running. As soon as I set up my history blog a year ago, I set out to make it one of the best. Don’t make your blog, leave it sitting and then come back to it; hit the ground running as soon as you make it. 
  • Make some friends. My blog started off as a civil war blog so I began associating myself around other civil war blogs, reblogging civil war stuff and letting know others I existed. 
  • Don’t start off immediately by making your own posts. If you have no followers yet and you begin to create your own posts–who is going to see them? Start by reblogging things that are relating to your subject matter and when you get to about…ten followers get started on making your own posts. 
  • Post your own content. When you get to some followers make sure you create your own content. Popular history blogs get popular not because they sat around and waited for others to come to them, I created my own content to bring attention to myself when people reblogging my content. Making your own content is super, super important. Honestly, only lazy history blogs don’t make their own content. 
  • Broaden your horizons and be open to change. You may start off your blog as an American Revolution blog but later when you become more popular open it up to… (ex) the French Revolution! Don’t limit yourself to one thing, open yourself up to others subjects. 
  • Don’t be an asshole. If someone comes to you with a history question, no matter how simple it is, do NOT act like an asshole. Even if it is the simplest question they could google: answer them, don’t be an asshole. You will not go anywhere if you are being a dick. Reminder: people have come to you for YOUR help, live up to their limits.
  • Don’t be afraid to send asks to other history blogs. You don’t know something, can’t find it on google? Do not be afraid to ASK other blogs. If you are just getting started this will also help you see how it works. 
  • Do not isolate yourself. This explains itself and leads into the next bullet point. 
  • Be kind. If a follower tags you in something, remember that they were thinking of you, don’t brush it off. Appreciate every compliment, make compliments of your own, be NICE. This is perhaps one of the most important ones of all. 
  • DO NOT ACT SUPERIOR. The most annoying of all blogs are those who act as if they are better that everyone else. You may be a better blog but you are not superior over people and don’t limit yourself to the type of people you associate yourself with. 
  • Show what you love. You have a specific historical figure you enjoy? Let it be known! Talk about them a lot! Have a favorite historical figure but don’t coin yourself on one person, open yourself up to other things. 
  • Have fun. Be passionate about what you love and do not act like a crusty old history teacher. History is supposed to be fun, emotional and tragic we don’t need you raining on our parade. 
  • Make yourself sociable. You’ll make friends right off the bat, you are a person, act like one. We are all equals. Follower count sets other blogs higher but not the person behind the blog. 

anonymous asked:

Hiii I was wondering if you could recommend any destiel fics on AO3 (preferably AUs) please? If you don't mind

CAN I GIVE YOU AUS

  • Not Part of the Plan series by Annie D (scaramouche) | 213,108 WIP |   Dean/Castiel urban fantasy AU where Castiel and Dean are from neighbouring countries (Castiel from a kingdom, Dean from a republic), and romance happens. 
  • The Breath Of All Things by KismetJeska | 65,404 | Dean Winchester was twenty-six years old when a car accident killed his father and left him paralysed from the waist down. A year and a half later, Dean is in a wheelchair and lives in a care home in Kansas, where he spends his days waiting to die. It’s only when Castiel Novak starts volunteering at the care home that Dean starts to wonder if a changed life always equals a ruined one. 
  • Ad Astra by nhixxie | 17,390 | “Stars died for you, Dean Winchester.” 
  • Out of the Deep by riseofthefallenone | 488,608 | ‘Stay away from the light-beds. Stay in the deep.’ It is the first thing hatchlings are taught the moment their fans unfurl and they can swim without their parents to buoy them along. It is the first rule, the first law. It is the beginning of every boogey-monster bedtime story told when they settle against the cliffs to sleep. Castiel should have listened better.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Communing with the Dead by suspiciousflashlight | 77,159 | Dean is pretty sure he’s going completely, certifiably insane. Sure, he hasn’t started wearing all his clothes inside out, and he still showers on a regular basis (anyways, that’s not crazy, just a little eccentric); but there’s no getting around the fact that he just threw away his life, his career, and his reputation by dragging out his mom’s old necromancy book and summoning a Class A Forbidden Entity to his attic. A cranky one, too. With horrendous bed-head. (minor smut at the end, if you don’t mind skimming that I still really reccommed this one) 
  • Shut Up (Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is) by kototyph | 23,878 | Dean’s done some pretty stupid things, but getting drunk-hitched in Vegas to a colleague he barely knows might just take the cake.
  • The face of heaven. by orange_crushed | 9,772 | Castiel is a fallen star. 
  • Angel’s Wild by LimonadeGaby, riseofthefallenone | 389,271 |   Sometimes Dean wishes that Angels were like how they’re described in the Bible. How people from time too old for him to care much about thought Angels were messengers and warriors of God, protectors of Humans. He knows that how they’re really described in the Bible is actually pretty terrifying, but at least they were told by God that they’re supposed to love Humans, right? That’s a thousand times better than what Angels really turned out to be.
  • Carry On by TamrynEradani | 148,087 | When Sam gets into Stanford, Dean needs a bigger paycheck than Bobby’s garage can give him. Luckily, he knows a guy. (Dom!Cas, sub!Dean, BDSM, paid relationship that becomes romance.)  (Link to epub file.)
  • Convenient Husbands by Annie D (scaramouche) | 39,283 | “It’s only temporary, right?” Dean says. “Just until you’re healed up, and then we’ll never have to see each other again. So what do you say, Castiel, do you want to marry me or not?” (Creature!Castiel, telepathy, marriage of convenience, wing!kink.) 
  • The Sawdust Men by linoresearch | 123,363 | Castiel Novak is an inmate at a labour camp. Life is brutal and no one ever gets out. Castiel’s only goal is to go unnoticed by the barbaric guards, and the violent inmates. Dean Winchester is a soldier without a purpose since the civil war ended. Dean accepts an assignment at a labour-camp, under the mentorship of Alistair, the Commander. From the start, Dean and Castiel are drawn to each other, and their relationship develops in a way that changes their lives. (Trigger warnings for some pretty grim and violent stuff, but this is so incredibly well-written, I absolutely love it.) 
  • C-S-T-L by komodobits | 90,377 | It’s been nineteen years since the beginning of the Last War, and the Alliance Army is losing land faster than it can supply good men to defend it. Their hope is the synthesis of Android Angeles, a series of humanoid machines designed without the capacity to feel, and thus enabling them to be the perfect super soldiers. In order to check their battle suitability, the first prototypes are sent down with a landing party of the men they will later replace, and Sergeant Dean Winchester is paired with Unit 5284-C-S-T-L for the assignment. (This fic will destroy you and then rebuild you anew.) 
  • A Hole in the World by AnnelieseMichel | 293,288 | Dean Winchester never wanted to go home again. Going back to Lawrence meant people who knew what he was, who didn’t buy into the lie. But with a tragic accident, he’s back and dealing with the death of his father, the social stigma and objectification of being an out Omega, and the lingering aftermath of a long-ago crime. (Many trigger warnings for rape and abuse, but this is one of the best explorations of character and relationship I’ve ever read.) 
  • Clean Air by anactoria | 121,677 | Centuries after the surface of the earth was devastated by an unknown disaster, the remnants of humanity live in a series of vast underground silos, each unaware of the existence of the others. For the inhabitants of Silo 34, the silo is the world, and the only world they know. Questions about the outside world are forbidden, and asking them is what got Dean Winchester’s parents killed. He isn’t even sure himself that they weren’t crazy. That all changes when he hears a voice on the radio – a voice from another world.
  • Don’t Panic by deans1911 | 8,991 | Dean is a Secret Service agent. Cas is his ex-KGB handler. (Link to PDF file.)

And some bonus canonverse that are pretty great:

  • What Has Eight Tentacles and Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie? by Annie D (scaramouche) | 16,188 | Dean gets turned into an octopus. It’s really great. 
  • My Eyes Are An Ocean by entanglednow | 10,275 | It’s amazing what you decide you can get away with when you can’t see a damn thing. (Sequel.)
  • Our Bodies, Possessed By Light by Obstinatrix | 39,881 | When Castiel becomes too powerful for Jimmy Novak’s body, the only vessel that can hold him is Sam. 
  • The Girlfriend Experience by rageprufrock | 15,393 | While it’s not like Dean hasn’t had a couple of truly regrettable hit-and-runs in his sexual history, this is probably the saddest fucking thing that has ever happened to him.
  • Last One Out Hits The Lights by entanglednow | 37,680 | Season 5 zombie apocalypse AU.
  • Contrapasso by takadainmate | 59,746 | There’s a town in Wisconsin that doesn’t exist. With no way in without human help, Castiel, seeking out a group of missing angels, asks for Dean’s assistance. He finds Sam with his brother, alive and well and free from Lucifer, with no explanation and no memory of how he got out of Hell. Inside the town that doesn’t exist, there is murder and madness and a creeping cold that leave Dean, Cas and Sam fighting for their lives and for each other. As the town shifts and changes around them, descending into anarchy, the three of them find it increasingly difficult to tell what’s real and what’s not.
  • Professional Couple Only by saltyfeathers | 37,153 | There’s a haunted apartment building in Vermont, and the ad says “Professional couple only”. Dean and Cas rise to the occasion.
  • a turn of the earth by mishcollin | 95,273 | Dean’s your typical half-orphaned, monster-killing 22-year-old until a trenchcoated stranger crashes into his back windshield one September night, claiming he’s an angel that knows him from the future and that he’s on the run. Frigging fantastic. (Or, in which Castiel gets stuck in Dean’s timeline preseries and Dean kind of hates it—until he doesn’t.)

There you go, those are my best fic recs.

anonymous asked:

do you have anymore destiel emergency happiness fic recs? i really loved ur other post and i need more of the cute destielness

I can’t say I have many more that are quite as cute or fluffy (tbh I tend to gravitate to stories that sound more like they have interesting plots than those that sound cute), but let me see what I can give you that I think are very enjoyable and will leave you feeling happy. 

These are some cute ficlets I have:

These are the others:

  • Our Bodies, Possessed By Light by Obstinatrix | 39,881 | When Castiel becomes too powerful for Jimmy Novak’s body, the only vessel that can hold him is Sam.
  • The Girlfriend Experience by rageprufrock | 15,393 | While it’s not like Dean hasn’t had a couple of truly regrettable hit-and-runs in his sexual history, this is probably the saddest fucking thing that has ever happened to him.
  • Love Is Not A Victory March by electricskeptic | 12,584 | It’s a funny thing about intimacy; if Castiel had attempted to hug him rather than Sam, Dean probably would have laughed him all the way back up to Heaven, but sex – sex, he’s familiar with. 
  • Just Kisses by tiptoe39 | 2,336 | Castiel’s not ready for anything beyond kisses. So Dean just kisses him. Everywhere.
  • In the land of the Emotionally Repressed, Dean Winchester is King. byzoemathemata | 11,316 | Dean does his best to cheer Castiel up when Cas is disheartened by recent events and is left blind
  • Before the Sunrise by tiptoe39 | 3,245 | Dean and Cas need to get warm and dry.
  • The Tunnel of Love by xylodemon | 21,421 | “We might,” Cas starts slowly, pausing like he’s choosing his words. “We might have to kiss.” Dean just stares at him.
  • Unknown Quantities by xylodemon | 8,568 | No one ever tells Dean anything. (or: Dean Winchester and the not-relationship crisis of 2014)
  • Faith Healer by punkascas | 75,087 | Dean hates faith healers. Scam artists and power-hungry dicks, all of them. But with Sam nearing the end of his rope and desperate for a way to keep their father’s last words from being true, Dean has no choice but to turn to the enigmatic and irascible Castiel, more tattooed junkie than spiritual leader, in hopes of finding a way to cure Sam. Yet Castiel hides dangerous secrets, and Dean soon learns they have more to worry about than just Yellow Eyes and Sam’s growing demonic abilities. War is coming. Canon divergent after 2.10.
  • Anahatasana by nicKnack22 | 6,247 | Heart Melting Pose. Stimulates the heart chakra, the place where unconditional love is centered. Focuses on connecting the body and spirit. Opening the heart helps to deal with love, grief, anger, fears of betrayal, of loneliness, as well as the ability to heal ourselves and others
  • Not Part of the Plan series by Annie D (scaramouche) | 273,838 WIP |   Dean/Castiel urban fantasy AU where Castiel and Dean are from neighbouring countries (Castiel from a kingdom, Dean from a republic), and romance happens.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Communing with the Dead by suspiciousflashlight | 77,159 | Dean is pretty sure he’s going completely, certifiably insane. Sure, he hasn’t started wearing all his clothes inside out, and he still showers on a regular basis (anyways, that’s not crazy, just a little eccentric); but there’s no getting around the fact that he just threw away his life, his career, and his reputation by dragging out his mom’s old necromancy book and summoning a Class A Forbidden Entity to his attic. A cranky one, too. With horrendous bed-head.
  • The face of heaven. by orange_crushed | 9,772 | Castiel is a fallen star.
  • C-S-T-L by komodobits | 90,377 | It’s been nineteen years since the beginning of the Last War, and the Alliance Army is losing land faster than it can supply good men to defend it. Their hope is the synthesis of Android Angeles, a series of humanoid machines designed without the capacity to feel, and thus enabling them to be the perfect super soldiers. In order to check their battle suitability, the first prototypes are sent down with a landing party of the men they will later replace, and Sergeant Dean Winchester is paired with Unit 5284-C-S-T-L for the assignment. (Okay, I have to tell you that you will probably cry a lot of ugly tears during this, but it DOES have a happy ending and it’s so, so, so good.)
  • Please Turn on Your Magic Beam by mnwood | 9731 | In which Cas is a starving asexual succubus who travels through people’s dreams and Dean is an insomniac, and both of them are way too stressed out about school.
  • A Hole in the World by AnnelieseMichel | 293,288 | Dean Winchester never wanted to go home again. Going back to Lawrence meant people who knew what he was, who didn’t buy into the lie. But with a tragic accident, he’s back and dealing with the death of his father, the social stigma and objectification of being an out Omega, and the lingering aftermath of a long-ago crime. (A LOT of trigger warnings and serious things, but this is just such a quality relationship-building fic and it’s deeply satisfying.)

October 18, 2004

After 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 471 pitches, the Red Sox outlast the Yankees, 5-4, in Game 5 of the league championship. Boston’s DH David Ortiz, who is the first player in baseball history to hit two walk-off home runs during the postseason, ends the longest game in ALCS history at 1:22 a.m. with a two-out single into center scoring Johnny Damon from second in the 14th inning at Fenway Park.

anonymous asked:

What are some of the best Destiel smut!fics you've read? I've found a lot of fanfiction of them now (thanks to you uvu) but a lot of times I stumble upon (great) fluff pieces. And I LOVE fluff don't get me wrong, but a little smuts good too. (Also, they don't have to be pwp or one shots, and thank you very much xD)

oh well a lot of the long ones on my reclist had some really brilliant sex scenes but i probably won’t remember which one’s which :/ there are some really good smut!fics that come to mind though ;)

  1. Casturbatus Interruptus - 6,000, Dean walks in on Cas masturbating. He’s doing it all wrong, but when you’re a bazillion-year-old virgin, that’s to be expected. Dean teaches him what pleasure is. Sexy times ensue. 
  2. Learning Curve - 12,000, When Dean finally finds the courage to kiss Castiel, he doesn’t get quite the response he’d hoped for. Fortunately for them both, Cas is an eager student once he gets a taste of the pleasures of the flesh.
  3. The Girlfriend Experience – 15,393, While it’s not like Dean hasn’t had a couple of truly regrettable hit-and-runs in his sexual history, this is probably the saddest fucking thing that has ever happened to him
  4. Shortskirts ‘Verse – 22,377, So, they’re in high school, and then they’re in college, and it’s mostly not about Taylor Swift, except when it is. 
  5. Try-Something Tuesday – 48,284, Dean Winchester teaches a third-grade class. He’s new to this whole ‘bisexual’ thing - but by pure happenstance, he meets Castiel: a particularly dapper male librarian who moonlights as a substitute teacher. Dean’s curious and Castiel is willing, so why the hell not?

anonymous asked:

What are good Destiel fics on AO3 that aren't AUs?

This is almost everything I have on my rec lists. (There are a shitton more, but I’m a slow reader and I generally like AUs more.)

  • Ghost Dance by omphalos | 51,194 | In post-apocalyptic isolation, Castiel nurses Dean back to something like his former self, but will a time come when Dean’s recovered –and rediscovered– too much? (A lot of painful angst but a really beautiful story.)
  • What Has Eight Tentacles and Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie? by Annie D (scaramouche) | 16,188 | Dean gets turned into an octopus. It’s really great. 
  • My Eyes Are An Ocean by entanglednow | 10,275 | It’s amazing what you decide you can get away with when you can’t see a damn thing. (Sequel.)
  • The Mirror by cloudyjenn | 24,568 | When Dean touches a strange mirror, he’s whisked away to one alternate reality after another and it doesn’t take him long to realize the universe is trying to tell him something. 
  • Our Bodies, Possessed By Light by Obstinatrix | 39,881 | When Castiel becomes too powerful for Jimmy Novak’s body, the only vessel that can hold him is Sam. Slight Wincest, but not really.
  • How (thanks to Gabriel) Dean and Castiel (accidentally) raised each other (and Sam). by Vera (Vera_DragonMuse) | 69,693 | In which, Gabriel meddles with the time line and Castiel becomes Dean’s angel rather sooner than intended.
  • PWP: Pie Without Plot by MajorEnglishEsquire, orange_crushed | 82,517 | he is in the kitchen with flour on his hands and an apron and there is flour on his forehead and cas leans across the counter and wipes it off with his thumb and dean says “thank you” and cas says “you’re welcome” very seriously and later dean makes apple turnovers and he only ruins them a little and sam realizes it’s not a real hunt like four days into it and he lets dean stay undercover for like a week and a half or longer maybe way longer because he is such a good everything
  • The Girlfriend Experience by rageprufrock | 15,393 | While it’s not like Dean hasn’t had a couple of truly regrettable hit-and-runs in his sexual history, this is probably the saddest fucking thing that has ever happened to him. 
  • The (Mostly Accidental) Courtship of Dean Winchester by tuesday | 11,171 | Angelic marriage rites were never intended to go quite like this.
  • Last One Out Hits The Lights by entanglednow | 37,680 | Season 5 zombie apocalypse AU. 
  • Smells Like Roses by BoMarlowe | 53,828 | Dean’s life is beautiful. He wants for nothing, has the pleasure of his family and friends, and is desperately, irrevocably in love with his husband. Everything is perfect, just as it should be.Then he wakes up. (So, so much angst, but it ends well.)
  • The Curse of a Hundred Loves by cymbalism |  9,062 |  The one where Dean has to come a hundred times. Cas helps.
  • Named by RC_McLachlan | 94,601 | Jesus Christ is dead. Somehow, that isn’t the worst part of Dean’s week. (As a Christian I have some mixed feelings about this one, but it’s extremely well written.)
  • Love Is Not A Victory March by electricskeptic | 12,584 | It’s a funny thing about intimacy; if Castiel had attempted to hug him rather than Sam, Dean probably would have laughed him all the way back up to Heaven, but sex – sex, he’s familiar with.
  • Both Sides Now by TamrynEradani | 21,609 | Dean solves a hunt and realizes he’s in love. He does most of this while cursed into a female body which means he’s also dealing with being a woman, and it’s more complicated than he had realized. 
  • With Every Light by MajorEnglishEsquire | 24,761 | This new thing coursing through him reminds him that he doesn’t need to watch Cas go. He can go anywhere Cas does. Why not? Why does Cas have to be alone all the time? Why does Dean have to be? 
  • Contrapasso by takadainmate | 59,746 | There’s a town in Wisconsin that doesn’t exist. With no way in without human help, Castiel, seeking out a group of missing angels, asks for Dean’s assistance. He finds Sam with his brother, alive and well and free from Lucifer, with no explanation and no memory of how he got out of Hell. Inside the town that doesn’t exist, there is murder and madness and a creeping cold that leave Dean, Cas and Sam fighting for their lives and for each other. As the town shifts and changes around them, descending into anarchy, the three of them find it increasingly difficult to tell what’s real and what’s not. (This fic gets pretty grim and gruesome and it ends before you want it to, but holy crap is it good.) 
  • Flying in Circles Inside a Jar by prosopopeya | 11,053 | Castiel makes a logical leap that leaves Dean’s head spinning, and the both of them spinning away from each other.
  • In the land of the Emotionally Repressed, Dean Winchester is King. byzoemathemata | 11,316 | Dean does his best to cheer Castiel up when Cas is disheartened by recent events and is left blind.
  • Come Again? by Jacqueline Albright-Beckett (xaandria) | 17,269 | The unintended application of an ancient nuptial blessing leaves Cas and Dean at each others’ mercy, having bestowed upon them the ability to both experience and influence the other’s sexual sensations for the space of ten days. (Like 90% smut for when you’re in that kind of mood.)
  • The Roman Thing by takadainmate | 9,139 | Castiel had died for Dean. He had died for Dean more than once. His future did not look bright.  (This fic is a little abstract and nonsensical, but the prose is beautiful.)
  • Professional Couple Only by saltyfeathers | 37,153 | There’s a haunted apartment building in Vermont, and the ad says “Professional couple only”. Dean and Cas rise to the occasion.  
  • after a storm by museaway | 10,481 | Despite Zeke’s threats, Dean doesn’t tell Cas to leave the bunker.
  • angelus ex machina by aerialiste | 13,357 | Post-10x03 fix-it with angst, emotions, and smut.
  • The Tunnel of Love by xylodemon | 21,421 | “We might,” Cas starts slowly, pausing like he’s choosing his words. “We might have to kiss.” Dean just stares at him.
  • Sharing Hands by almaasi | 6,859 | Dean feels something strange when he touches himself, and realises Cas has been using him as a vessel ever since he came back from Purgatory.
  • Fata morgana. by orange_crushed | 6,629 | The endless asphalt and broken road, the empty land and piles of human garbage, the unwanted ends of life, the cracked toys and broken screens and burning cars and gravel. Dean Winchester is the king of hell.
  • tired starlings by aerialiste | 21,061 | He looked back at Dean, looked into his eyes, the color of the summerfields around Reykjavík, or the lush Ngorongoro caldera. He smiled at him, having absolutely no idea what he was saying. Only his face mattered. And, just like that, Cas was done.
  • The Second Circle by electricskeptic | 5,115 | There’s nothing kinky or glamorous about this; it’s poison, working its way through his system slowly and methodically, and he has maybe fifty minutes left before it kills him.
  • Creature of Habit by trinityofone | 5,197 | The more you love someone, the more you want to kill them. Or: How Cas developed some bad habits, and Dean coped surprisingly well.
  • Where the Sea and City Meet by RC_McLachlan | 2,935 | Castiel risked his life by going back to 1982 to find Dean’s Christmas gift, and all Dean got him was a coat.
  • Like a Thrift Store Jacket, Still Good But Used by triedunture | 5,656 | Dean is a natural bottom, loves to take it up the ass like no one’s business. Problem is, he’s hung like a horse, or at least big enough he pings every guy’s secret size kink. So, Dean ends up topping even though that’s not what he wants. Enter Castiel.
  • Before the Sunrise by tiptoe39 | 3,245 | Dean and Cas need to get warm and dry.
  • Gold by entanglednow | 5,269 | Fairyland was officially closed for business.
  • Someone New by whelvenwings | 2,942 | When they’re left stranded in the middle of nowhere together, Dean and Cas talk about stars, and birthdays, and becoming someone new.  
  • hummed low by mishcollin | 3,250 | Dean pulls the Impala over at a cider barn about thirty miles out; doesn’t really think about it, just sees the hokey orange lettering off the roadside and lets his hands guide the Impala off the interstate with gravel spitting under the wheels.

anonymous asked:

you have the best fic recs in my opinion!! there's any fic you think every destiel shipper should read?

omg thank you :D :D hmm that’s a pretty big list in my opinion, because it would probably just include all my favorites lol. let me raid my WIP rec lists and I’ll give you my best ones.

canon:

  • The Girlfriend Experience by rageprufrock | 15,393 | While it’s not like Dean hasn’t had a couple of truly regrettable hit-and-runs in his sexual history, this is probably the saddest fucking thing that has ever happened to him.
  • Love Is Not A Victory March by electricskeptic | 12,584 | It’s a funny thing about intimacy; if Castiel had attempted to hug him rather than Sam, Dean probably would have laughed him all the way back up to Heaven, but sex – sex, he’s familiar with. 
  • Sex is Weird by artsyUnderstudy | 1,826 | He thinks maybe he’s been falling for a long time, now.
  • Professional Couple Only by saltyfeathers | 37,153 | There’s a haunted apartment building in Vermont, and the ad says “Professional couple only”. Dean and Cas rise to the occasion.
  • Named by RC_McLachlan | 94,601 | Jesus Christ is dead. Somehow, that isn’t the worst part of Dean’s week. (As a Christian I have some mixed feelings about this one, but it’s extremely well written.)
  • The One Thing You Can’t Lose by MajorEnglishEsquire | 4,955 |  You know what I like a lot? The thought that Dean can just tug Cas anywhere at any time and Cas, who can lift tons without effort, who can demolish things with the light of his grace, who has battled and gone to war, has defended and broken, will just let Dean do it.
  • Ghost Dance by omphalos | 51,194 | In post-apocalyptic isolation, Castiel nurses Dean back to something like his former self, but will a time come when Dean’s recovered –and rediscovered– too much?
  • My Eyes Are An Ocean by entanglednow | 10,275 | It’s amazing what you decide you can get away with when you can’t see a damn thing. (Sequel.)
  • Our Bodies, Possessed By Light by Obstinatrix | 39,881 | When Castiel becomes too powerful for Jimmy Novak’s body, the only vessel that can hold him is Sam. Slight Wincest, but not really.
  • Creature of Habit by trinityofone | 5,197 | The more you love someone, the more you want to kill them. Or: How Cas developed some bad habits, and Dean coped surprisingly well.
  • Where the Sea and City Meet by RC_McLachlan | 2,935 | Castiel risked his life by going back to 1982 to find Dean’s Christmas gift, and all Dean got him was a coat.
  • How to Romance a Human by CloudyJenn | 4,433 | Castiel consults Cosmopolitan magazine in order to win Dean’s heart.
  • What Has Eight Tentacles and Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie? by Annie D (scaramouche) | 16,188 | Dean gets turned into an octopus. It’s really great.

AU:

  • Not Part of the Plan series by Annie D (scaramouche) | 213,108 WIP |   Dean/Castiel urban fantasy AU where Castiel and Dean are from neighbouring countries (Castiel from a kingdom, Dean from a republic), and romance happens. 
  • The Breath Of All Things by KismetJeska | 65,404 | Dean Winchester was twenty-six years old when a car accident killed his father and left him paralysed from the waist down. A year and a half later, Dean is in a wheelchair and lives in a care home in Kansas, where he spends his days waiting to die. It’s only when Castiel Novak starts volunteering at the care home that Dean starts to wonder if a changed life always equals a ruined one.
  • Out of the Deep by riseofthefallenone | 488,608 | ‘Stay away from the light-beds. Stay in the deep.’ It is the first thing hatchlings are taught the moment their fans unfurl and they can swim without their parents to buoy them along. It is the first rule, the first law. It is the beginning of every boogey-monster bedtime story told when they settle against the cliffs to sleep. Castiel should have listened better.
  • Don’t Panic by deans1911 | 8,991 | Dean is a Secret Service agent. Cas is his ex-KGB handler. (Link to PDF file.)
  • Carry On by TamrynEradani | 148,087 | When Sam gets into Stanford, Dean needs a bigger paycheck than Bobby’s garage can give him. Luckily, he knows a guy. (Dom!Cas, sub!Dean, BDSM, paid relationship that becomes romance.)
  • A Hole in the World by AnnelieseMichel | 293,288 | Dean Winchester never wanted to go home again. Going back to Lawrence meant people who knew what he was, who didn’t buy into the lie. But with a tragic accident, he’s back and dealing with the death of his father, the social stigma and objectification of being an out Omega, and the lingering aftermath of a long-ago crime.
  • The Sawdust Men by linoresearch | 123,363 | Castiel Novak is an inmate at a labour camp. Life is brutal and no one ever gets out. Castiel’s only goal is to go unnoticed by the barbaric guards, and the violent inmates. Dean Winchester is a soldier without a purpose since the civil war ended. Dean accepts an assignment at a labour-camp, under the mentorship of Alistair, the Commander. From the start, Dean and Castiel are drawn to each other, and their relationship develops in a way that changes their lives. (Trigger warnings for some pretty grim and violent stuff, but this is so incredibly well-written, I absolutely love it.)
  • Convenient Husbands by Annie D (scaramouche) | 39,283 | “It’s only temporary, right?” Dean says. “Just until you’re healed up, and then we’ll never have to see each other again. So what do you say, Castiel, do you want to marry me or not?” (Creature!Castiel, telepathy, marriage of convenience, wing!kink.)
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Communing with the Dead by suspiciousflashlight | 77,159 | Dean is pretty sure he’s going completely, certifiably insane. Sure, he hasn’t started wearing all his clothes inside out, and he still showers on a regular basis (anyways, that’s not crazy, just a little eccentric); but there’s no getting around the fact that he just threw away his life, his career, and his reputation by dragging out his mom’s old necromancy book and summoning a Class A Forbidden Entity to his attic. A cranky one, too. With horrendous bed-head.
  • Shut Up (Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is) by kototyph | 23,878 | Dean’s done some pretty stupid things, but getting drunk-hitched in Vegas to a colleague he barely knows might just take the cake.

There are a bunch of popular fics I haven’t gotten to yet cause I’m kind of a slow reader, and some popular ones that aren’t my cup of tea, so this is the best I’ve got for right now. I highly recommend each and every one of them.