the moon in the four seasons

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Finally finished the Sailor Moon R piece. I really like this season and I remember quite a bit of it when I was younger but it’s been so long. This season is full to the brim with villains! So, so many villains. I didn’t even fit in Rubeus in this mess of villains. Or Black Lady. but I think the big baddies are all here and I adore the four sisters.

EVERY STAR IS A MIRROR 

Aries ~ The snowflakes of Pisces winter fall and death embraces the zodiac.
Sweet, sensual death. Evaporating into the divine, deep in the hollows. And the further we go into darkness, the brighter the light within us shines
Bursting to awaken with the first sound of spring, bluebirds echo in the Aries ear, calling… calling… calling….
bring back life, colour, and god’s delight to the bleakness
Special child of the divine, still held in heaven’s arms, waiting to be born like an exploding nebula, scattering pieces of itself everywhere out of curiosity and enthusiasm. Follow the sound of bloom, the fresh smell of spring, the feeling of warmth beginning to saturate your spirit once more
the earth’s revered child has finally been born. The zodiac begins

Taurus ~ 
As a child of Venus, Taureans navigate the world through their senses. The fresh air of nature, trees, flowers and wildlife is extremely therapeutic and stimulating for them. They are often acutely sensitive to the seasons and weather changes. There is a real need for contact with nature, which and many Taureans fill the roles of farmers, gardeners, horticulturists or artists who use natural materials. One of the male images of Taurus is that of the green man, the male fertility principle. This sign is the closest manifestation material purity, and their sensory alertness allows them to connect to the five sense experience like no other. They can make universes out of empty sketchbooks, make homes out of half crescent Moons and heatwaves through their determination and spirit. This is all four seasons rolled into one.

Gemini ~
Gemini provides a dazzling display of how the mind works. This
mad instrument in all of its
glory and its chaos, its genius and dissociation, its ability to create patterns and puzzles and spin the world upside down. Gemini is like a literal
mind fuck, you know one minute you are traveling 200,00 miles an hour down one road, into philosophy and corruption of the military
and then you have a drunk child on your hands, unable to focus or sit still for a moment. Geminis orgasm can come from conversation, communing with a mind, or meeting an intellect, someone who will talk their ear off all night
conveying hypnotizing facts and knowledge. Gemini is always
the student and the teacher, forever threading the information inside onto
silver wings and blowing them into the ether. They touch people through
language, through the way they weave words together to create
laughter or conversation or sheer delight. Gemini is spinning deliriously in a
world of thought, crossing the borderlines, doing the thinking for both dark and light. Gemini is a book of mysteries inside 


Cancer ~ 
Cancers have a surreal experience of time. It can melt through their mind
like dripping honey. The sound of clocks can be intimidating. They need music and oneness, the rhythm of stars. The moon rules Cancer, and before the 30-31 day calendar, we followed the cycle of the moon, a 28 day ‘month’, stemming from ‘mon’, or ‘moon’.
And now we live separate from nature, and the Cancer is pulled between materialism and delirium, unsure of what is completely real. But from this conflict evokes a brilliant prophet in the Cancer, a crystal ball that conjures the inner world’s most marvellous vision. Spirit guides reside in the 4th house.
So the Cancer can hear thoughts, and these are thoughts of their guide. They can receive intuitive knowledge about the past, a place where the Cancer dwells comfortably, they can be the conduit for ancestral inheritance and the protection of passed descendants, they can swim on a river of divination, because their psychic imagination is so acute. When they fear their own safety, this vision can become dark and volatile. Fear is Cancer’s most destructive poison.


Leo ~ It’s the centre of a star that bursts from Leo
and they are pure magic, a splendid cosmic artwork mixed with dripping sun maple and  the manifestation of divine creative power.
the Leo can stare at themselves and see the universe in their reflection, a flickering light of God burning behind their eyes,
constellations made of broken capillaries, sweetness and softness.
And there is the roar of the Leo lion, a heart that beats a tattoo
in their chest because it is overflowing with love, passion, and desire. The Leo has painted every sparkling essence of time and space with their
enchanted paintbrush, that mind is a visual display of milky way fireworks, heaven is a place on earth with Leo.
But the Leo can also look in the mirror and see a black hole. It isn’t always so vein and conceited. every flaw echoes so loudly. The Leo just wants to be loved, simply for who they are. Not their fortune, or photographs, or profound generosity. Only the bravest hearts are born under the sign of Leo. It’s sensitive and spirited,
ravishing and regal


Virgo ~ 
The lines and poetry of sacred geometry and mechanical movement come to life before the Virgo eyes. Sacred geometry is the sort of experience the Ancients believed was nourishing for the soul. Virgo becomes intimate with the earth and its divine faculties with more voracity than any sign. There are details perceivable to only the  Virgo, like nervous signals jump from their fingertips into their surroundings and electrify the invisible engineering. The Virgo individual is very sensitive to elements, precision, accuracy, and seemingly insignificant components, but nothing is simple to the Virgo, and they recognise
the duty and usefulness of everything, the whole dynamic of seasons and earth, the equilibrium and the silent movement. This is what makes Virgo tremendous at occult studies, specifically those requiring analysis like astrology and numerology, and those involving healing properties like minerals and witchcraft. Through intense observation of surroundings, through holding a
microscope to every leaf and flower, through watching the reverent dance of the sunrise as they measure the motion by time, they identify with the part of themselves that is infinite. They can unify with the part of themselves that is pure, that is untainted awareness and magnificence and beauty. 


Libra ~ 
With Libra we have the Snow White pages. the innocent beauty who does not know the seduction of her aura, the distressed belle who waits for a prince to save her, despite easily outwitting and serving justice better than any man who takes their hand. and in the antithetical pole, the wretched self consciousness. After Virgo has achieved personal perfection, she wants to be the fairest of them all. she evokes the images of others as she attempts to be all things, a glorious figment. they are the enchanted mirror, although they look into their own searching for others and answers. Libra is every character, the enchanting snow is the jewel in her heart and the melody in her love of people. And the witch, her voices of self resonance. Saturn exalts in Libra and the stepmother is an expression of the domineering Saturn parent, often leaving impossible idealism in the child. The notes of empty comparison against others that wither her supple apple cheeks into dried roses and destroy every venus valley. 


Scorpio ~ 
The human world is rarely enough for Scorpio. That can be why they provoke people’s souls, they want to see your insides, your darkness, your light. They can seem spiritually provocative, it’s like they know how to draw madness out of lovers, they can sense the unseen, they can experience states that question existence. And nothing is ever enough.
They don’t want a lover. They want a reunion with a soul mate, their soul. They don’t want sex. They want angelic intimacy, the evaporation of bodies into intwined ether. Scorpio is preparing for death, but they don’t want to leave without truly tasting life. The superficial is rarely enough for Scorpio. They are discontent swimming in shallow waters. They become easily bored when their brilliant mind is under stimulated and unchallenged, they become distracted into unconscious trance when people are dull. And the Scorpio cannot force conversation. There are holes in the world that only Scorpio can see, and they will crawl into one when this world is not enough. 


Sagittarius ~
After emergence from the deep Scorpio tomb, the Sagittarius hybrid spirit soars far and wide. The Sagittarius wisdom operates from the laws of nature, stars, archetypes, the Akashic records, the higher mind, and culture. It embodies the divine chant of laughter, the publication and interpretation of symbols, mythology, theology, and religion.
Here is the quest for the meaning of life, the pilgrimage to unknown regions in search of understanding and the materialisation of belief. It could be travel, education, relationships, indulgence in intoxicants, or nomadic wandering through religion. The Sagittarius guru is the scholar. His temple is filled with books, compasses, astrology notes, and artifacts from every country. He uses comedy for his teachings and applies experience to philosophy and scripture. Waiting in the middle of winter, the Sagittarius speaks many languages and knows many ways of life.
He is approachable and warm, filled with light and spice. Even with the wrinkles of time, the spirit of youth always radiates. Old as the trees and free as a bird, as young as the sunrise and as old as the night.


Capricorn ~ 
To stand on top of the mountain, to stare over the edge of the midheaven, sometimes all you would ever
see would be your own shadow. And the Capricorn’s shadow can linger like a heavy fog, always threatening, always concerning. At her peak, she radiates like a Mistress of Brilliance, she has scaled the land and sea, starred in her
own dream and written her own success story. She has stood behind people and encouraged their ascent
in her graces she has climbed and flown, a mountain goat, pursuing the grand land and salty sea. In all of this, she has only had herself to rely on,
and a voice of wisdom, found only in the darkest moments. She can be hungry for descent because she understands the reigns of flight. The Capricorn is contained, and yet they are the stitches that thread the stars, the grand mastery of it all. In her spirit wields the resources of the Gods, each of whom have tried and tested her. Through the Capricorn’s shadow, a self portrait is created. It reveals the most powerful triumphs of human kind.  The undeniable component of the shadow is that in its presence it reflects only light. The Capricorn is capable of wielding both in their starry ascent toward the heavens, an intuitive focus in strategic command, a skilled concentration that gleams fantasy into
reality. The shadow can be lined in
exquisite silver. 

Aquarius ~
Telepathy could be the Aquarius enchantment. Telepathy into the web of consciousness, the matrix of thought that connects all beings together. Telepathy into the ideas of the sky, cascading like a diamond waterfall into the Aquarius mind. And there is telepathy into the knowledge of stars and space dwellers. The Aquarius mind is a conduit for all sorts of cosmic contemplation. It receives tremendous visions of utopia and elevating bursts of intuition. It also soaks up space junk, and this may turn into madness. Aquarius is the last moment of thought before we capsize into Pisces dream.
They look out to the stars to find their soul mate. They stare into the sea to contemplate infinity. They test logic against galaxies of invisible wonder. The Aquarius mind diffuses an extraterrestrial perfume, their thoughts dart through constellations and fields of existence. Underneath the disorder is a mind that sparkles like the diamonds that rain on Uranus. Inconceivable. Curious. Marvellous.

Pisces ~ 
Pisceans can try on new personalities like they try on shoes,
and with those unusual feet hardly any shoes, from heels to flats or docs seem to fit properly, like all these personalities she tries to be, none of them cloak her soul with the colours. Nothing ever seems to fit those shades
she knows ripple inside, those pastels that haven’t been invented yet. From room to room she moves, shifting face and shape, slippery with sea salt infused in her skin, impossible to catch or define, lost and wandering,
the facets of a thousand personalities. It feels so foreign being trapped in a body, when she can feel wings fluttering behind her shoulder blades,
and scales shimmer under her thighs. Like a mirror carved in heaven, reflecting people as angels. She is the stain glass window that forever changes colour and tone, paint streaked over her spirit, impossible to conceive without a kaleidoscope. She knows her true self resides at home
The home in the sky, made of clouds and liquid love. But for now the show must go on. Who do I dress as today.
Nobody knows.

-Cherry

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four seasons.

four seasons and 100+ episodes in.

Steven has questions and simply wants direct answers about what his mom did. he is living in a house with his mom’s closest friends. those closest friends are his mother-figures. they were there to see and feel and breathe and smell everything Rose ever did. they literally hang out 24/7.

… so why… four seasons and 100+ episodes in… do they just not cARE WHAT THIS FREAKING KID IS GOING THROUGH CONCERNING HIS MOM AND THE THINGS //NOBODY WANTS TO EXPLAIN TO HIM ABOUT//

JUST TELL HIM. IT’S EASY. SIT HIM DOWN AND TELL HIM EVERY SINGLE LITTLE DETAIL ABOUT WHAT HE WANTS TO KNOW.

DON’T MAKE HIM BLOW UP ON YOU ONCE IN A BLUE MOON JUST FOR HIM TO BE SHUT DOWN BY VAGUE SMALL TALK OR FORCED TO APOLOGIZE FOR WANTING TO KNOW THINGS

not only that, but with the way the writing goes:
steven left in the dark = audience left in the dark

CONTENT. PLEASE.
NOTHING IS THRILLING TO FIGURE OUT ANYMORE, JUST ANNOYING TO SIT THROUGH THINGS WE ARE CONSTANTLY YANKED EXPLANATIONS FROM, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF SUSPENSE
JUST… GIVE US… content…

- mod s

The Signs Favorite Zelda Games
  • Aries: Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons
  • Taurus: Spirit Tracks
  • Gemini: Four Swords
  • Cancer: Hyrule Warriors
  • Leo: Majora's Mask
  • Virgo: Triforce Heroes
  • Libra: Breath of the Wild
  • Scorpio: Wind Waker
  • Sagittarius: A Link Between Worlds
  • Capricorn: Ocarina of Time
  • Aquarius: Twilight Princess
  • Pisces: Skyward Sword
Seven things carried in passing trucks

1. That medium-sized tanker in a fetchingly sensible shade of silver. This is a shipment of very fine dream sand, as you would be able to discern if you could get close enough to read the hazard notice. I would not recommend getting quite that close, because if the tanker were to suffer a spillage everyone within a three-month radius would end up furiously sleeping for at least three months.

2. The small grey truck with a conspicuous ‘speed limiter installed’ sign. This is not actually a truck. It is two elephants on a specially-modified bicycle. You are only seeing it as a truck because that is what you expect a large grey object to be on a road of this size.

3. The large green truck with a stylised smiley face logo on it, heading West. This truck is full of spies. Literally full: they are stacked some seven deep in an ingenious spy stacking system which cannot be patented on account of being top secret. They are conservatively-dressed and have very serious faces, apart from the one at the bottom who is making fart jokes and being ignored.

4. That red shipping container, glimpsed briefly in traffic in the other lane. Contents: a slightly smaller red shipping container, containing a slightly smaller red shipping container, containing another, slightly smaller red shipping container, and so on. The source of so many shipping containers of non-standard dimensions is not obvious. In the smallest container is a miniature safe, locked, key nowhere in sight, emitting a furious buzzing noise.

5. The small orange shipping container, marked with a logo in a language you do not read. This is a shipment of fruit, primarily silver moon apples headed for the perilous realm, where they will form part of the fairy world’s seasonal fruit baskets. If you are offered one of these fruit baskets, do not accept it.

6. A small-size black and white horse carrier, no horse visible inside. This carrier was once used by one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and as a result has become a place of pilgrimage for ghosts. At the moment it is being used to transport the ghosts of Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert. They have obtained some highly sought-after permits to spend the night haunting a theatre in which Hamilton is being performed, and are making their way there right now.

7. Half a house, as transported on a special truck for the carrying of large things. This is a witch-squashing house, as popularised by the film the Wizard of Oz. These days, they are usually remotely controlled; essentially, they are the drones of the mystical world. This one has been damaged by being dropped from a great height onto a particularly rocky coven. It is being sent for repair in Swindon.

Poldark, the hit BBC period drama, is to return for a fourth series.

The BBC1 adaptation of Winston Graham’s books stars Aidan Turner as Cornish captain Ross Poldark, and the actor confirmed that there will be another season.

Speaking at a panel for the show at the BFI & Radio Times television festival at the Southbank in London, Turner said: “We start filming series four in September.” The third series will air in June and is based on books five and six from the 12-novel series, The Black Moon and The Four Swans.

Another period hit, The Durrells, also had news for fans at the event. The ITV series, which is set in Corfu, had its season two premiere at the festival followed by a discussion with the cast and crew.

At one point, writer Simon Nye said: “They got some exotic new – that’s series three – some exotic new animals.”

Kirsty Lang, who was hosting the event, asked: “You mentioned series three. It hasn’t actually been announced. Is there going to be a series three?”

Nye confirmed that the script was written and its star, Keeley Hawes, was due to fly out to Corfu in three weeks to begin production. Series two of The Durrells will air on ITV later in April.

From The Guardian

I know there’s already tons of Victuuri role reversal fics out there, but I couldn’t help it, so have another:

  • Viktor Nikiforov has looked up to Yuuri Katsuki for as long as he can remember. Yuuri Katsuki with his soft smiles and quiet demeanor, his beautiful step sequences and soulful performances. Victor’s biggest dream is to skate on the same ice as his idol one day.
  • But Victor is excitable and impatient and much too full of himself. Victor flubs his jumps because he’s thinking too far ahead of his program, Victor doesn’t listen to his coach enough, Victor messes up in his first GPF ever and loses out on his chance to stand next to his idol on the podium.
  • The loss hits him hard, and Victor feels his resolve start to waver, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time for him to retire.
  • But later, as Yakov rants at him and his bullheadedness while they’re at the GPF banquet, Victor just ignores his coach in favor watching with horrified fascination as Yuuri circulates the room, talking to sponsors and other skaters, getting steadily more and more drunk as he drinks flute after flute of champagne. And before he knows it, Yuuri has pulled Victor’s younger rinkmate, Yuri Plisetsky, into a dance off. None of the other guests seem at all surprised at the outcome, and Phichit Chulanont, the silver medalist (and Yuuri’s rinkmate), has already whipped out his phone and is recording.
  • Seeing Victor’s stunned expression, Phichit laughs and asks, “This is your first GPF banquet, isn’t it? Don’t look so worried! Yuuri gets like this every year. And every year, when he sees the photos and videos, he vows to be more careful next time. It never happens.”
  • Victor is still stunned, and possibly a little smitten. It especially doesn’t help when his best friend, 20-year-old Christophe Giaccometti, somehow manages to gets his hands on a stripper pole, and starts an impromptu pole dancing performance with Japan’s Living National Treasure.
  • Later that night, after Victor himself was also somehow pulled into the dancing, the 23-year-old almost dies of sheer happiness when a supremely drunk Yuuri stumbles his way over to him and drapes himself over Victor’s shoulders, marvelling about how soft and pretty his hair is, and what a shame it is that Victor had cut it.
  • (Victor, who hasn’t had long hair since his junior days almost five years ago, almost has a heart attack at finding out that Yuuri knows that little tidbit about him.)
  • When Phichit walks over, laughing, to try and drag his wayward best friend back up to their shared hotel room, Yuuri becomes stubborn, wrapping his arms tighter around Victor’s shoulders and whining to Phichit about how, “But look how adorable he is! I wanna take him home and keep him foreeeeever! Ne, Victor, what do you think? Do you want to come home with me? My parents own an onsen back home in Japan, and I’m sure you’d love it! I can-I can be your coach too! Don’t you think that would be amazing?”
  • Eventually, Phichit is able to get Yuuri to let go of Victor, and he slowly and painstakingly gets most of his friend’s clothes back on him before they both escape back to their hotel room.
  • Victor doesn’t get to talk to Yuuri again for the rest of the season. Where Yuuri continues on to win Gold at both Worlds and Four Continents, Victor goes into a downward spiral, doing miserably at the Russian nationals and not even qualifying for Worlds. He’s completely lovesick and still mooning over Yuuri, wondering if Yuuri’s offer to coach him had been made in all seriousness. After all, Yuuri’s home rink is in Detroit, so why would he have asked Victor to go to his hometown in Japan?
  • But then, at the end of the figure skating season, the internet breaks when Katsuki Yuuri announces that he is taking a break from figure skating to return to his hometown in Japan. Victor takes this as a sign that Yuuri’s offer to be his coach is still up and completely serious. So he packs up all his belongings and flies to Japan with his dog, Yurachin, and somehow convinces Yuuri into becoming his figure skating coach.
Invasion!

The President, Daxamites, Dominators, Cadmus & the finale speculation!

I recently wrote about my Cadmus vs Daxamites theory (https://winelover1989.tumblr.com/post/159271608702/cadmus-vs-daxamites) for the finale but now with the return of Superman and Cat coming back and the videos of a full blown alien invasion, I have a weird theory for the finale. This season has been very scattered in terms of all the villains and alien species compared to last season where Kryptonians were the big bads and it makes me wonder how these storylines will close out during the finale. 

The President

Linda Carter confirmed on twitter that her character is a DURLAN, an alien species of shapeshifters that assume world leader positions before invading a planet, which is an excellent strategy. In the comics the Daxamites, Dominators & Durlans invaded the earth together(there were more species involved but I doubt they’ll introduce any more storylines at this point). Even though the president doesn’t show up too often, this is the list of things she has contributed to the plot this season.

  • Cadmus was a government agency last season whose purpose was to prepare for an alien invasion or the day aliens visit earth with hostile intentions. The beginning of this season, she dismantled the organisation after introducing a bill for alien rights. The agency went rogue and serves Lillian Luthor’s personal agendas now. 
  • She learned everything about the DEO.
  • She ordered the DEO to not engage with the Daxamites, hinting that they might be on the same team.

Dominators

The Dominators were introduced for a reason for the four way crossover storyline and their story hasn’t ended because there has to be a reason why Supergirl visited Slaver’s moon this season and messed with their operations. What do we know about the Dominators:

  • They have the means to stage an invasion from what they attempted on Barry’s alternate universe during the crossover (Remember that it never happened on Supergirl’s earth)
  • They do business on slaver’s moon & have access to the portal’s technology 
  • They have great relationships with Daxamites considering how the Dominator bowed to Mon-el and probably ratted him out to his parents who later showed up on Slaver’s moon looking for him.
  • They don’t like Supergirl very much after the damage she caused on Slaver’s Moon.

Daxamites

After Queen Rhea’s declarations of having plans for this world, the fact that her plans of rebuilding Daxam won’t work anymore after Mon-El’s rejection and the fact that she is an evil genius, I doubt that her plan is just to send the few people on her ship to attack National city.

Cadmus

Lillian has been going on and on about aliens becoming hostile someday and Cadmus being on the right side of history when an alien invasion comes. After saying that on repeat the entire season, if Cadmus doesn’t interfere in this invasion, their entire storyline makes no sense. What do we know about Cadmus?

  • Its a super shady rogue ex-secret government agency whose sole purpose is to fight aliens and alien invasion.
  • Lillian procured a box from Lex’s liar when she kidnapped Lena that has a weapon that made her happier than the time she found a genocidal bioweapon against aliens. So she obviously has a secret weapon against aliens that hasn’t been disclosed until now.
  • They have research on weaknesses of all alien species after decades of torturing and experimenting aliens (remember how Jonn was being transferred to Cadmus for being experimented on last season, after revealing himself)

Superman’s visit?

Considering all these open storylines, what if the finale is about the joint alien invasion where the Daxamites have the support of Durlans and Dominators? Maybe it starts out with just the Daxamites but they bring in their Dominator allies into the mix for an army and firepower. And maybe the Durlans use it as the perfect opportunity to hatch the invasion plans they’ve been brewing for earth and the president reaches out to Queen Rhea. (Maybe that’s why spoilers say that the situation is so dire that we might not have a CatCo by the end and maybe that’s why Cat Grant is in town because her city is at war with aliens)

And that’s why even Superman shows up to intervene and help Supergirl. Also it’s a perfect opportunity for Valor to rise and Guardian to finally become a part of the team. It’ll be a great visual with all four of them and Martian Manhunter. 

Cadmus is sandwiched in between because the organisation’s purpose is to fight alien invasions if there’s a need but Lillian personal agenda is against the Supers and with Superman in the mix, she could atleast temporarily jump ship and shift alliances to either prioritise her personal agendas over Cadmus’s purpose or killing two birds with one stone sort of a thing.  

 Lena having scenes with Rhea and ending up on the Daxamite ship could also add more conflict for both Lillian and Supergirl.

So the finale could have a major disaster coming our way, with all of these stories colliding, which individually might not be as scary as the Kryptonians last season but together with so many conflicts, coming from so many different sides could just end up being extremely action packed.

Thoughts? Tagging the speculation fam:

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once in a blue moon the alison and donnie twerking scene appears on my dash in gif set form but today it was immediately followed by their season four sex scene. then it happened again. then ferdinand happened. twice.

have i been cursed by rachel’s evil eye

 All Yours chapter 3 

With lovely art drawn by @camilleflyingrotten


Every coven celebrated Samhain differently. 

 Elias knew there were at least four covens that spent the entire day completely nude which was just crazy, another two that sacrificed a cow every season, and one coven that spent the entire night without speaking. 

 He and his brothers were traditionalists. They cooked a chicken over a roaring fire, ate organic vegetables as per Josef’s bird’s request, and did not get naked until the moon was highest. 

 Elias spent most of the hours leading up to his and Adam’s bonding with his erection tenting the front of his trousers and an incredibly agitated kitty at his side. 

 Adam’s eyes were yellow, hands tight to Elias’s arm and often hissing when even his brothers tried speaking to him. He didn’t speak at all, only growl and hiss even when Elias attempted to calm him. 

 "You’re being very rude,“ Elias snapped, feeling as if he’d done something wrong. 

 Adam only moved in closer, nuzzling his cheek and Elias pet his head to whisper calming spells that seemed to slip off Adam entirely. 

 He didn’t want to leave Adam, didn’t think he would even be allowed, but he dearly wished to at least speak to Gabriel in case his brother knew what was the cause for Adam’s current state. 

 Though they hadn’t spoken the last few days since the kitchen incident. 

 Continued at ao3 here 

won me over (check, please! jack/bitty, 3.6k)

As promised, I’m posting a fic before 2016 ends!  It isn’t beta’d, and I’ll be posting a more refined version on AO3 at some point, but… well, almost 4k of words is better than nothing right? 

This is technically a sequel to my fic head over feet, but you don’t really need to know it to understand this one. 


It’s a Sunday morning when Bitty is woken up by the incessant buzzing of his phone.  

He rubs the sleep from his eyes and glances out the window.  There’s a stillness on campus that comes only after the first snowfall of the season—a perfect excuse to stay inside and avoid responsibilities. Normally, Bitty would be an advocate for such procrastination, but he remembers that he has plans and he can’t afford to mess them up.

“Ugh, turn it off,” Jack grumbles when Bitty’s phone starts buzzing again.

Bitty chuckles. “I would, but I can’t exactly move right now,” he informs from where he’s sandwiched between the wall and Jack’s body.  He gently shakes Jack’s shoulder. “You’re hogging the bed.”

“’m not,” Jack mumbles, still half-asleep.  He rolls over onto his back and pulls Bitty on top of him, which puts Bitty in close enough proximity to his phone to dismiss his alarm.

Bitty tries to wriggle out of Jack’s hold, but the other man retaliates and tightens his grip around Bitty’s waist.  

“Jack, sweetheart, let me up.  I have things to do.”

“I want you to stay here and sleep with me.”  

“Honey, you can’t still be tired.  It’s nearly ten!”  

Jack cracks one eye open and smiles lazily. “Who said anything about being tired?”

“What—” Bitty narrows his eyes. “Jack Laurent Zimmermann, was that a come on?”

“Maybe,” Jack responds. “Is it working?”

Bitty’s mind recalls the image of a blissed and fucked-out Jack sprawled on his bed just over eight hours ago. “Was last night not enough for you, honey?”

“I’ll never get enough of you, Bits.”

“You really know how to sweettalk a guy, don’t ya?”

“You’re the only one I’m interested in sweettalking,” Jack informs.

Bitty rolls his eyes but kisses him anyway.  Jack tries to deepen the kiss after a few moments, but Bitty stops him. “I have to study for midterms.”

Jack honest-to-god pouts. “You’ve had all week to study.”

“Not all of us have a work ethic like yours, Captain.”  

“You’d get more done if you didn’t tweet so much.”

“Okay, there’s got to be some sort of rule against chirping your boyfriend in bed,” Bitty says with a huff.  

Jack smiles. “You love it.”

“Unfortunately.” Bitty kisses him again, but abruptly pulls away when Jack’s hands starts traveling below the waistband of his shorts.

“Bits, why—”

Bitty ignores him and climbs off the bed. “I’m going to Founders to study with Lardo,” he announces.

Jack sits up and frowns when Bitty starts getting dressed. “You’re actually going?”

“I have two midterms on Tuesday,” Bitty says. “I’d rather not fail them and have to take summer classes.”

“Since when did you become the voice of reason in this relationship?”

“Mmm… probably when my future-NHL player boyfriend invited me to spend the summer with him,” Bitty says as he packs up his laptop and notebooks.

“I can still take you out to dinner later, right?” Jack asks.

“Of course, sweetheart.” Bitty says, grabbing his coat and backpack.  He pauses at the door on his way out and looks back at Jack.  It takes all of Bitty’s willpower to not jump back in his bed with a half-naked Jack Zimmermann, but he trudges on.  “In the meantime, maybe you can think of a few ideas on how you can wear me out tonight?” 

“Trust me, Bits.  I’ve already got more than a few ideas.” 

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SPN Wincest Recs

[Updated Version of my previous Wincest Rec List.]

Angst - Deathfic


Abraham by sowell
M | ~ 2200 words | Season 8 AU
Summary: Sam waits for the hand of God, but it never comes.
What I thought: Really intense trials AU. Basically, the title and summary say it all. But genius that sowell dared to go there.

After All (The Evermore Remix) by marciaelena
M | ~ 2500 words | Early seasons
Summary: After all is said and done, what else is there?
What I thought: A wonderful exploration of the full angst potential of Lucky Charms.

And If I Show You My Dark Side (Will You Still Hold Me Tonight) by ratherastory
M | ~ 3000 words | Season 9
Summary: Dean will never let Sam go, and Sam knows it. This changes nothing, but it changes everything.
What I thought: Now this is a deathfic after my own heart…

For Keeps For Good Forever by candle_beck
M | ~ 7500 words | Season 3 AU
Summary: Dean never told Sam about his deal.
What I thought: If this doesn’t qualify as angst, I really don’t know what does. Every bit as heartbreaking as the summary promises.

I Will Follow You Into the Dark by blackrabbit42
R | ~ 1900 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Sam grips the phone, silently willing Dean to answer, damnit.
What I thought: I’m always a bit wary of stories which deal with sad themes like terminal illness, because that’s usually just used as an excuse for writing a random tearjerker that could be set in any sort of fandom, involving any sort of characters, but what makes this story so thoroughly convincing is that it reflects very strongly on what Alzheimer means in the world of SPN, and that’s fantastic.

Sandcastles in the surf by ash_carpenter
R | ~ 2700 words| Season 8
Summary: Sam takes Dean to the ocean and they find unexpected peace, even though nothing is quite as it seems. Sometimes, you just have to learn to let go.
What I thought: This fic creates a wonderfully eerie atmosphere which slowly makes you realise something’s not quite right. As beautiful as it is heart-wrenching.

What Comfort It Brings by nutkin
M | ~ 4600 words | Season 3
Summary: It’s the last year of Dean’s life, but Sam’s got plenty more.
What I thought: Another deliciously angsty S3 fic.


Angst – Other


a foreign land by oxoniensis
NC-17 | ~ 11000 words | Pre-series
Summary: He looks in the mirror and doesn’t recognize himself. He’s a foreign land.
What I thought: It’s a very uncomfortable read, but it’s meant to be. Very accurate depiction of how unhealthy Sam and Dean’s relationship is, and therefore one of the few underage fics I find bearable.

and indeed there will be time by gretazreta
M | 8100 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam and Dean take a break from hunting, settling in a seaside town in Maine. Dean fixes cars; Sam gets a gig as an agony-aunt on the radio, and all things considered, life should be simpler. It isn’t.
What I thought: It’s brilliant to read a story that isn’t about Sam and Dean getting together, but drifting apart – this one’s extraordinarily painful and gorgeous.

As Long As I Live by viviansface
NC-17 | ~ 3300 words| Season 10
Summary: Sam wishes Dean would speak up and say, Sammy, looks like we’re gonna Thelma & Louise this one. The car is way too quiet, the Darkness approaching fast.
What I thought: Schmoopy impala sex against the backdrop of the approaching Darkness – a gorgeous mix, both angsty and soothing.

A Thousand Shades of Red by nekare
PG-13 | ~ 10000 words | Pre-series
Summary: Growing up is hard. Sam knows it, can feel it beneath his skin as his bones stretch and his baby fat fades and he’s perpetually hungry.
What I thought: Basically, this is just a Sam-grows-up-and-angsts type of fic, but what makes it much more than that is the as intricate as it is laconic autopsy of teen!Sam’s damaged psyche. Special bonus: Sam sleeping with Dean’s girlfriend.

Backwards Sometimes by lustmordred
NC-17 | ~ 17600 words | Post Season 4 AU
Summary: I always thought that I was sick and you were the cure. But everyone gets things backwards sometimes.
What I thought: I wish there was more fic like this one, which deals with everything the boys have gone through and done to each other, and doesn’t shy away from letting things get really ugly.

But Sometimes We Will Fall by marciaelena
M | ~ 600 words | Season 4
Summary: Hell is in the eye of the beholder.
What I thought: Hauntingly beautiful description of the boys after Dean came back from hell.

Clownfish vs. Constellation by kalliel
M | ~ 7200 words | Season 10
Summary: Sam drives them to the coast; they’re here to rest. But then there are some missing persons, and some jellyfish, and so eternity, meet paradox, and time, meet memory. You can never banish all your demons.
Tag to 10x03 “Soul Survivor.”
What I thought: The tenderest kind of horror imaginable, which will make you cry buckets and buckets, because the boys are such a sad, beautiful mess.

Cut out all the ropes and let me fall by glassyskies
PG-13 | ~ 3000 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: AU. Sam/Dean. Dean falls apart and goes to Hell. Sam falls in love and goes looking for him. (set in the What Is and What Should Never Be universe.)
What I thought: I really love how in the Wish’verse nothing is the same, and yet everything is the same. Another kind of epic love story of Sam and Dean.

essentials by steeplechasers
G | ~ 1100 words | Pre-series
Summary: Here is a childhood in slick-paper receipts.
What I thought: Very poetic rendition of the struggle that is Sam and Dean’s life.

Four Seasons by raina_at
NC-17 | ~ 11400 words | Stanford Era – Season 1
Summary: As seasons change, so do relationships.
What I thought: This is a gorgeous depiction of how Sam and Dean’s relationship changes when Sam leaves for Stanford, and then when they get back on the road together after Jess’s death. One of the very few Wincest fics I’ve read which genuinely allows for the possibility that Sam and Dean might want very different things from life.

Hard Limits by canonisrelative
M | ~ 1600 words | Season 10
Summary: Set just prior to – and bleeding into – 10.4 “Paper Moon,” where the boys are taking some We Time just after Dean is re-humanized. Things could be like they used to, but Sam isn’t sure he wants them to be.
Dean: Hey. Something I’ve been meaning to ask you.
Sam: Shoot.
Dean: You’ve been… Kicked, bit, scratched, stabbed, possessed, killed… And you sprain your friggin’ elbow?

What I thought: This has everything I want from a post 10x03 fic. Particularly angst. Lots and lots of angst.

Homesick by whereupon
PG-13 | ~ 4700 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam is leaving, and taking with him the long hot summer of their lives.
What I thought: Angst like whoa.

In the Meantime by marciaelena
M | ~ 800 words | Unspecified time
Summary: In this moment they’re the start.
What I thought: One all too short moment between the brothers, captured in the most gorgeous prose imaginable.

It’s not only blood that whisky things by atanih88
PG-13 | ~ 2400 | Season 6
Summary: Sam tries to cope with a broken wall. Dean looks after his brother.
What I thought: First kiss, drunken confessions and a broken wall in Sam’s head – the whole package, beautifully wrapped.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence by ficviendha
PG-13 | ~ 2500 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s back. He’s in one piece. That’s the problem.
What I thought: Fantastic exploration of Sam’s hallucinations and Dean’s desperate attempts to help him.

love story by marciaelena
R | ~ 800 words | Season 10
Summary: Written for the 2015 spnspringfling exchange, for tifaching and her prompt: Feel it in your bones. Set after 10x14. Told in 2nd person POV.
What I thought: The second person POV works really well here. A highly imaginative look at Dean’s head with a killer last line.

Misunderestimate by gretazreta
M | ~ 3500 words | Season 1
Summary: Maybe, just sometimes, violence is the answer. Or not.
What I thought: Were Sam and Dean really already that messed up back in S1? Probably yes. This is so very them… and accordingly very, very painful.

Nobody Told You When To Run by sneaky_sena
NC-17 | ~ 4000 words | Season 3
Summary: Dean’s never done anything anyone will remember him for, and for the first time, he kind of wishes he had.
What I thought: A particularly delicious piece of S3 angst.

Resting at Magdala by gretazreta
M | ~ 1500 words | Unspecified time
Summary: He hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of his head. Wherefore I say unto thee, his sins, which are many, are forgiven; for he loved much.
What I thought: Gorgeous fic where Sam’s pretty beat up and Dean takes care of him. Adequately tagged as “angsty schmoop”.

Rip us out at the seams by fleshflutter
NC-17 | ~ 7500 words | Season 3 – Season 4
Summary: Hookerfic that leads to first-time wincest, set through season 3 and into season 4. Title from Heather Nova.
What I thought: Very intense emotional journey of how Sam discovers that Dean turns tricks and eventually gets him to stop.

Sleepwalking Back Again by elohvee
NC-17 | ~ 21100 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: This is a story about messed-up boys messing each other up even more, and that’s all it is.
What I thought: Fabulously angsty Wish’verse AU.

Stand on the Sea-ward Dunes and Call My Name by misplaced_ad
G | ~ 1200 words | Stanford Era/Season 10
Summary: Episode coda for s10e18 “Book of the Damned.” A surreal dream sequence at the beach.
“Do you remember how we died?”
What an odd question, Sam thinks, even for a dream.

What I thought: A heart-breaking Stanford Era flashback plus lots of S10 angst, wrapped up in a dreamy beach atmosphere.

Take Me To Church by runedgirl
NC-17 | ~ 2100 words | Season 5 AU
Summary: The apocalypse happens, but it’s Sam and Dean who burn.
What I thought: Hot in every sense of the word.

The Babel Fish Has Forsaken Us by indiachick
M | ~ 33700 words | Post Season 9 AU
Summary: Trying to escape a murky past, Dean Winchester moves into a dilapidated house by the sea—and discovers that one of his house-mates is an obsessive weather goddess, another cultivates dying fishes, and a third lives in the basement and smokes cigarillos. Then there’s also Sam, the harried student in the attic, who seems so familiar that it’s impossible not to gravitate toward him. Things are sunnily good, and in this house that abounds with corn and honey, nightmares and memories, ghosts and pesky blue-eyed birds, it’s easy to get lost in a reality that isn’t yours. But if this place isn’t real, then what will Sam and Dean find in the real world when they—if they—finally wake?
What I thought: Fantastic post S9 magical realism, totally adequately labelled as “Mindfuck”.

The Interstellar Medium by analineblue
PG-13 | ~ 6500 words | Season 5
Summary: It’s the apocalypse, and Sam just wants to fix the things that are broken, whatever it takes.
What I thought: My favourite Sam fic!

The Light at the End of the Tunnel Is You by analineblue
PG-13 | ~ 4200 words | Season 3
Summary: All of Sam’s lines of reasoning end up in the same place, and that place is Dean.
What I thought: Not quite sure why analineblue thought this fic was fluffy, since it contains a heavy dose of S3 angst – but either way, I’m not complaining. It’s a great fic.

The Piper by gretazreta
Not Rated | ~ 43500 words | Season 6 AU
Summary: They’ve left hunting behind and settled down to small town life, but it’s not easy. There’s a plague of rats in the wheat-field and the town’s in crisis. It’s probably not their kind of gig, but that won’t stop Dean from getting to the bottom of it, even if it means burning their house down in the process. Sam’s memory is full of holes. He’s having dreams, another thing he can’t talk to Dean about, and he can’t shake the feeling that Dean’s not telling him everything that’s happened.
What I thought: The atmosphere in this one - I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it. Hauntingly beautiful.

zephyros by steeplechasers
PG-13 | ~ 2900 words | Season 10
Summary: Dean turns his heels west, where the glow is dimmer and the stars are trying to show. It’s the edge of the property where the smooth earth gives way to trees and animal paths. Yes, he thinks, and walks.
What I thought: Beautiful exploration of Dean’s messed-up headspace post 10x14, and Sam’s relentless efforts to help him deal with the burden of the Mark.


Curtain Fic


Better Home and Gardens by bourgeois
NC-17 | ~ 14800 words | Late seasons
Summary: After getting whammied on a hunt, Dean wakes up a househusband in Lawrence married to his little brother. Trapped in this world where down is up and up is completely fucked, Dean desperately tries to figure out a way to get back to a world that makes sense without completely losing his mind in the process. Featuring: spice gardens, bridge clubs, and the power of incestuous, gay love.
What I thought: Pseudo-curtainfic in which desperate housewife Dean makes pseudo-salad and more – an incredibly cute, hilarious and heartwarming read.

Life As We Know It by sevenfists
M | ~ 13700 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: On the morning that Sam woke up, Dean ran five red lights on the way to the hospital, his half-empty coffee cup sloshing in the holder.
What I thought: Heartwarming temporary curtainfic in which Sam and Dean quit hunting and come to terms with all the trauma they’ve experienced while Sam recovers from a major injury. Also, there are actual curtains.

Nothing Else Matters by canonisrelative
M | ~ 2000 words | Pre-series – Season 2 AU
Summary: ‘Saint Samuel, called The Confessor, for although he endured great torture for his faith, he was not a martyr.’
Of course he wasn’t. Couldn’t just die in peace for the things you love, that’d be too easy. Sam reads another five pages, swallows again, forces his jaw to relax, and dares himself to look up at his brother.
What I thought: Gorgeous arrangement of little moments of peace between Sam and Dean that make their relationship seem like a spiritual revelation.

The Theory of Relativity by wutendeskind
NC-17 | ~ 19900 words | Post Season 5 AU
Summary: The Apocalypse is over. Sam writes it all down, and the result tops the New York Times bestseller list for an entire year. Dean loves that Sam’s found something to do with his life, but doesn’t know how he fits in. And when Dean reads Sam’s second novel, things get even more confusing for him.
What I thought: I adore Dean-the-reluctant-trophy-wife who takes some time to figure out what to do with his life post hunting. Very sweet fic.

Under Hill by cordelia_gray
PG-13 | ~ 2400 words | Post Season 8 AU
Summary: In which the Winchester’s lives are only a little bit like a Disney cartoon, and it takes Dean a long time to figure things out.
What I thought: Very achy little curtainfic with a thoroughly satisfying ending. Plus, there are bluebells.

We’d Share Each Other Like an Island by longsufferingly
PG-13 | ~ 1400 words | Season 5 AU
Summary: In which things end happily ever after.
What I thought: Very sweet curtainfic in which Becky is a successful author and everyone is as happy as they deserve.


Fix-its


Between Pain and Nothing by sowell
NC-17 | ~ 10000 words | Season 8
Summary: My version of a S8 fix-it fic…in which nothing is fixed and lots of sex is had anyway. Title taken from the Faulkner quote.
What I thought: Sam/Dean as well as Dean/Benny and pain all around – exactly the S8 fic I always wanted to read.

Here, The Place We Wandered Off the Map by akintay
M | ~ 2400 words | Season 9
Summary: One day they’ll be able to look back at this – at the months of distance and anger and resentment – and it won’t hurt anymore. Maybe not for weeks, or months, but Dean knows they’re finally back on track.
What I thought: If only Sam and Dean had made up like this in canon… Very sweet and peaceful slice of Winchester domesticity.

i am never without it by ratherastory
PG-13 | ~ 7800 words | Season 7
Summary: Dean figures out that Sam was taking him literally. He tries to fix it, in his own way.
What I thought: Finally a fic dealing with all the “Be my Valentine” quotes from the show.

If you say to me tomorrow by ignipes
PG-13 | ~ 3000 words | Season 2
Summary: This is their world, with all of its sharp edges and dark shadows and nightmares come true. Coda to “What Is and What Should Never Be.”
What I thought: Exactly the coda to that episode that I wanted – quiet, sad and wonderful.

Rearrange me ‘til I’m sane by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 5000 words | Season 5
Summary: Fanfic Local #43 required post-Dark Side of the Moon fic. Gooey caramel center.
What I thought: Gorgeous amulet fix-it fic. ‘Nuff said.

Recall by de_nugis
NC-17 | ~ 6300 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s having a hard time telling what’s real and what isn’t, especially when it comes to some voicemails from Dean.
What I thought: I really needed a voicemail fix-it fic. This is it.

swim in my blood when it’s warm by musesfool
PG-13 | ~ 3400 words | Season 5
Summary: Sam’s seeing everything clearly now.
What I thought: More voicemail fix-it. The boys actually talk out their issues at the beginning of S5 – without doing any more talking than would be in character.

The Old Man of Peru by de_nugis
PG-13 | ~ 3200 words | Season 9
Summary: Sam gets bitten by a bat. He probably doesn’t get rabies. He probably isn’t a werebat, either.
What I thought: Gorgeous S9 fic in which Dean is crazy and obsessed, and Sam actually gets the chance to talk about how he’s feeling.

Well, We’re Always On Our Way by analineblue
PG-13 | ~ 3300 words | Season 8
Summary: Sometimes Dean feels like Purgatory has left him raw, like his clothes and his skin have been ripped away, nothing left but blood and guts and a heart that beats for this – for this road, and Sam next to him, close enough for him to reach out and touch if he needs to.
What I thought: One of the many conversations I wanted the boys to have in S8 – thank God there’s fanfic. Thank God there’s this fic.


Fluff and Humour


a little complication by steeplechasers
M | ~ 2300 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Dean has a lot of regrets about what happens on Christmas Eve, but nothing he regrets so much as those goddamn fuzzy pink handcuffs.
What I thought: I adore good bad sex fics, and this is a particularly good one.

All I Want Is to Have My Piece of Mind by Eugara
NC-17 | ~ 8200 words | Season 9
Summary: Season 9. Dean thinks Kevin might know about him and Sam. Well, he’s not certain, but he’s pretty sure. Really pretty sure. At least, he thinks he is.
What I thought: Read it! Read it! You’re going to laugh so hard. Paranoid-and-Sexually-Frustrated!Dean, Annoyed-and-Equally-Sexually-Frustrated!Sam and Clueless!Kevin are excellent sitcom material.

Angelus Interruptus by teand
M | ~ 1500 words | Season 4
Summary: Castiel has never learned to knock…
What I thought: Exactly what the summary suggests. And it’s absolutely hilarious.

At Grass by de_nugis
M | ~ 2000 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s been convalescing. Dean’s been busy.
What I thought: I never knew how badly I needed this. There are alpacas in this. Homophobic alpacas.

Bad Blood (series) by astolat
NC-17 | ~ 4800 words | Early seasons
Summary: “Fuck me or I’m going to die isn’t the world’s best pickup line.”
What I thought: Utterly hilarious version of something-made-them-do-it in which Sam is delightfully bossy and Dean thinks that gay incest trumps bestiality.

Burning Love Comes Once (In a Lifetime) by Eugara
NC-17 | ~ 6400 words | Season 9
Summary: Episode Coda to Bad Boys (9x07). Sam is glad that Dean opened up about his past a little, but he’s pretty sure he’s not going to be able to bring any of it up without sounding like a jealous girlfriend. Well. No more than usual, anyway.
What I thought: This is a hilarious, heartwarming and thoroughly in-character portrayal of the boys with a good dose of hot jealous!Sam thrown into the mix. Enjoy!

Coast On Through by philalethia
NC-17 | ~ 7900 words | Early seasons
Summary: A post-first-time fic. With a lot of sex.
What I thought: So much more sex in this one that what I read on average, but it’s hilarious and really well done, including plenty of bad sex, embarrassment and sassy dialogue. Or: The one fic I never before realised I desperately needed where Dean sounds like a creepy pedophile and Sam’s making an effort to be more vocal in bed.

Dean Winchester and the Boring-Ass Coma of Doom by _seven_crows
PG | ~ 2400 words | Early seasons
Summary: A hunt goes wrong and Dean is left injured, paralyzed, and really, really bored.
What I thought: Dean is in a coma and Sam entertains him with Harry Potter tapes. Until he doesn’t… :) Perfect fic is perfect.

Divine Intervention by coyotesuspect
PG-13 | ~ 3800 words | Season 4 AU
Summary: “Dude,” says Sam. “I think Castiel just hit on me.” Crack Humor. Sam/Dean, Castiel, Chuck.
What I thought: Cas is a terrible matchmaker. This does not stop this story from being immensely enjoyable. Quite the contrary, actually.

Head by calicokat
NC-17 | ~ 4900 words | Season 2
Summary: “I’m a dick. I know. And here I was, ready to girl up and hug.”
What I thought: Sam and Dean truly have the best worst sex.

How Not to LARP by balder12
M | ~ 1700 words | Season 8
Summary: Dean loves LARPing. That doesn’t make it a good idea for him and Sam to do it in the Bat Cave. With real swords.
What I thought: A wonderful exploration of the fluff and H/C potential of the bunker, involving sharp swords, Dean’s memory foam, and the dead guy robe.

Limericks in Translation by sobrecogimiento
PG-13 | ~ 1300 words | Season 8
Summary: In which Dean gets drunk, and decides to write Sam poetry.
What I thought: Every bit as cute and funny as the summary indicates.

Open Road by mollyamory
PG-13 | ~ 2000 words | Post Season 5 AU
Summary: Sam’s old enough to know what’s good for him.
What I thought: After having saved the world, Dean Winchester actually wants to talk about his feelings – I adore this!

Ritual by paxlux
PG-13 | ~ 2100 words | Season 2
Summary: It’s supposed to rain, the wind is picking up and they have work to do.
What I thought: Kissing in the rain during a nightly salt-and-burn – the typical Winchester romance.

Running With Scissors by dreamlittleyo
M | ~ 3600 words | Early seasons
Summary: Dean always chooses scissors.
What I thought: Awww!

the little things by bertee
PG-13 | ~ 1100 words | Unspecified Time
Summary: Dean goes off on a tangent about Castiel’s mouth.
What I thought: Dean is an unhappy drunk with an obsession with Castiel’s lips, but Sam loves him anyway – sweet and fun.

The Talking Cure by mollyamory
PG-13 | ~ 2400 words | Season 8
Summary: Dean tries to keep his mouth shut, but as much as he wants to keep quiet, he also wants to say–
What I thought: Post S8 Dean enlists the help of a witch to tell Sam just how he feels about him – very sweet.


Getting Together


Breathing Hard by whereupon
R | ~ 9000 words | Early seasons
Summary: The day Dean figures it out.
What I thought: Read it! Love it! Read it again! Everything about this is perfect, but the Pleistocene reference is the cherry on top.

Eight Things You Should Know by candle_beck
PG-13 | ~ 7700 words | Early seasons
Summary: Being in love with Dean is the most annoying thing.
What I thought: Thoroughly lovely getting-together fic with pining!Sam and gross-eating-habits!Dean.

Ergonomic by sobrecogimiento
NC-17 | ~ 19300 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Dean sees an advertisement for Sam’s preferred brand of boxers, which claim that they’re designed for those well-endowed in the genital area. Following this, Dean spends an inordinate amount of time obsessing over whether Sam’s dick is bigger than his, and then just obsessing over Sam’s dick.
What I thought: The summary doesn’t really do this fic justice, because it’s a genuinely heart-warming and heart-breaking exploration of the boys’ relationship with excellent characterisations and wonderful dialogue.

Highway 101 by setissma
R | ~ 7100 words | Season 1 – Season 2
Summary: Twelve pieces (vignettes, if you will), one relationship progression, and one car.
What I thought: Slow-burn done well, with excellent characterisations and gritty dialogue.

Jukebox Hero by purewanderlust
PG-13 | ~ 5400 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Dean’s always been in the habit of singing along with the radio, but this is ridiculous.
What I thought: I adore singing!Dean just as much as Sam does.

Laundry Day by delanach
PG-13 | ~ 2300 words | Season 1
Summary: Back on the road with Dean, Sam always ends up doing their laundry which leads to some interesting revelations.
What I thought: Laundry fic is always relevant, but doubly so when it helps the boys understand what they feel for each other. Sweet and insightful little fic!

Lead Us On by philalethia
NC-17 | ~ 18700 words | Season 6
Summary: The aftermath of Sam getting his soul back isn’t at all like Dean thought it would be.
What I thought: I really love how in depth this fic portrays both boys’ struggles with the return of Sam’s soul, and gradually transforms them into something new and meaningful.

Maintaining a Radio Silence by purewanderlust
G | ~ 2200 words | Early seasons
Summary: Winchesters don’t talk about their feelings, but Sam’s always been really excellent at finding loopholes.
What I thought: Sam talks at Dean while Dean listens to his music, and somehow that version of communication works really well for them.

One Going On Eternity And Counting by leonidasdalion
NC-17 | ~ 25000 words | Season 1 – Season 3
Summary: Some boundaries were never meant to be crossed …
What I thought: Probably everyone’s already read this one, so I don’t really need to say anything about it – but in case you haven’t read it yet: There’s a reason why everyone else has.

Put No Trust in the Morrow by musesfool
PG-13 | ~ 2300 words | Season 5
Summary: Seize the day; put no trust in the morrow.
What I thought: Life in motel rooms, apocalyptic doom and two world-weary boys make a great getting-together story.

Redefinition by whereupon
PG-13 | ~ 7900 words | Season 1
Summary: It’s a good thing Sam’s the only one he ever does this for.
What I thought: Adorkable boys in Vegas are adorkable. Some of the most perfect brotherly banter I’ve ever read.

The Common Fate of All by gretazreta
M | ~ 10200 words | post Season 3 AU
Summary: Dean Winchester works in insurance: brought up in foster care, he’s never hunted, never fired a gun, and never owned a car. Then, one day, he meets a guy called Sam.
What I thought: Without spoiling too much, let me just say that this story is a wonderful exploration of the metaphor of forgetting, and a fantastically ironic meta-commentary on It’s A Terrible Life, even though it was written well before that episode aired.

The Road by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 12500 words | Season 10
Summary: A case gone wrong leaves Dean with a power he hates. It’s up to Sam to save him.
What I thought: Everything about this feels so right and natural, and when the boys eventually end up together, it’s deeply satisfying.

Some Kind of Strange Magic by lustmordred
NC-17 | ~ 18400 words | Season 5
Summary: It may not have to mean anything, but they aren’t just two guys stuck in an impossible situation. They’re them and uncommonly attached to one another, so it will mean something and they both know it. This will change them and Dean can’t really blame Sam for suddenly being afraid to move.
What I thought: Immensely hot fuck-or-die fic, but also so much more than that, because this story actually explores how Sam and Dean reluctantly deal with the aftermath and slowly end up in a real relationship in a manner that’s psychologically convincing and thoroughly satisfying to read.

To Find Our Beautiful Selves Again by dreamlittleyo
PG-13 | ~ 2500 words | Post Season 5 AU
Summary: Newfound sexual tension and schmoop, in a world where Sam and Dean survive long enough to get their lives back. Hunting monsters + romantic comedy? It could happen.
What I thought: All those pretty gazes that Dean and Sam have already exchanged on the show compressed into a single soft and sweet story.

Waiting Games by nutkin
M | ~ 13600 words | Season 1
Summary: Sam’s having a new kind of psychic vision. A kind that involves Dean.
What I thought: The conversations in this are so, so good! So much of the boys talking about not talking about it, it’s just awesome.

When You Wish Upon a Star by stardust_made
M | ~ 4900 words | Season 8
Summary: On the clearest nights, depending on how tingly his skin was and how heavy with longing his heart, Dean could almost visualize a bright circle of pulsing light around him, asking the Universe for one thing, one thing only.
What I thought: Getting together S8 style, with plenty of angst and pining!Dean – just my thing.


Kinky Stuff


Beauty Is Terror by viviansface
NC-17 | ~ 1800 words | Season 2
Summary: As prompted: AHBL2: No, Bobby, Dean doesn’t think it’s time they buried Sam’s body. He isn’t through with it.
What I thought: What’s probably the most disturbing about the act of necrophilia depicted here is the sheer tenderness of it. Extraordinarily gorgeous (and fucked-up).

Catch Hell by indiachick
NC-17 | ~ 1900 words | Unspecified time
Summary: [Original Prompt] Wincest fic based off another Richard Siken verse: “Two brothers: one of them wants to take you apart. Two brothers: one of them wants to put you back together. It’s time to choose sides now. The stitches or the devouring mouth?”
What I thought: Winchester serial-killing, necrophilia and co-dependency to the extreme tied together in a disturbingly spiritual atmosphere.

Dressing to Seduce by themegalosaurus
NC-17 | ~ 2800 words | Season 11
Summary: 'Now, though? For some reason, Sam’s stripped down. He’s shed the shirts, all the layers that he uses to cocoon himself, and he’s leaning casual against the frame of the open doorway with only a tight navy v-necked tee stretched over his chest. Dressed like this, it’s evident how much progress Sam’s made in regaining the weight that he lost last year.’
Fic for a prompt by baronsamedi, who wanted one Winchester seducing another by dressing in (shock horror) merely a SINGLE LAYER OF CLOTHING. Essentially it’s super schmoopy bunker sex and not much more…!
What I thought: Delicious wall!sex fic with single layers and Sam’s bare feet.

Find a Spark by lustmordred
NC-17 | ~ 5500 words | Season 4
Summary: If I took this cigarette and put it out on you, would you love me?
What I thought: This is the best kind of wrong imaginable.

Getting a Handle on It by fourfreedoms
R | ~ 2700 words | Early seasons
Summary: Sam gets tired of Dean flirting with girls, so he takes things into his own hands. Literally.
What I thought: Sam jerks Dean off under the table at a bar – as hilarious as it is hot.

Inside Out Man by runedgirl
NC-17 | ~ 26600 words | Stanford Era AU
Summary: Dean turns up at Stanford cursed by a witch, his body turned female. As Dean struggles to cope with the change, the attraction Sam has always hidden for his brother and the fantasy of having him may just come true. But at what cost?
What I thought: I don’t usually read genderswap, but this one had me hooked. Very emotional exploration of girl!Dean with beautifully supportive Sam.

Mirror, Mirror by girlguidejones
NC-17 | ~ 2800 words | Season 7
Summary: Porn focused on Sam’s gigantic hands.
What I thought: This story certainly does Sam’s gigantic hands justice, and was so well-written that not even the involvement of watersports managed to squick me out completely.

Mirror, Mirror (ain’t fair at all remix) by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 4000 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam, Dean, and their issues with abandonment.
What I thought: Remix of “Mirror, mirror”. All the kinky things Sam and Dean might get up to in abandoned houses. Involving mirrors. And heartbreak.

Rough Riders by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 5000 words | Late seasons
Summary: From two spnkinkmeme prompts seeking a Sam who likes rough sex and a Dean who doesn’t like it nearly as much, but won’t admit that until Sam figures it out.
What I thought: Dean’s insecurities, Sam’s patience and smoking hot sex – everything about this is perfect.

Where My Secrets Echo All Around by someblazingstar
NC-17 | ~ 5600 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam’s not sure why he ever thought Spin the Bottle was a stupid game, something for kids. Spin the Bottle is awesome.
What I thought: A gut-wrenching twist on the usual drinking games lead to Wincest cliché, and a searingly hot staircase make-out session on top of it.


Non-Con/Darkfic


All Your Lessons in History by someblazingstar
NC-17 | ~ 900 words | Season 4
Summary: He’s got to break Dean again, he knows, like resetting a broken leg, so that he can heal clean.
What I thought: Deeply disturbing 4x16 coda.

And a Hard Place by infatuated_ink
NC-17 | ~ 3200 words | Unspecified time
Summary: As soon as they were inside their room, Dean made a line for the closet and slammed the door, and Sam wasn’t even surprised, this has been happening for years. He can’t account for the why, but he gets that Dean needs it, so he doesn’t say all the things he wants to.
What I thought: In which Sam and Dean are both trapped, each in their own way.

Blink (You’re Gone) by thehighwaywoman
NC-17 | ~ 1700 words | Season 3 AU
Summary: The undiscover’d country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns,–puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?

(Hamlet, Act III)
What I thought: I don’t really know what to say about this story – it’s one of those fics that are too fascinating and disturbing for words. It makes for a supremely unsettling and surreal read, and every *blink* is scary like a whiplash, or a mental blank.

Blink (the Rapid Eye Movement remix) by rivkat
M | ~ 3300 words | post Season 3 AU
Summary: These but the trappings and the suits of woe. Written for Remix Redux 08. Original story: Blink (You’re Gone), by thehighwaywoman.
What I thought: This story is slightly less mysterious than thehighwaywoman’s original in that we do get some answers to the questions: What’s happening? Is this real? Is it a dream? Who’s dreaming? But it still manages to be just as disturbing. Dean!whump at its finest.

Cupid’s Got A Gun by geckoholic
NC-17 | 13500 words | Season 4
Summary: Fuck-or-die, set in early S4. But they’ve been fucking for years, so that shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Ever since hell, Dean’s in no hurry to get that show on the road again. They’ve tried, and it doesn’t work, too many bad memories from what’s been done to him downstairs. A case that involves a cursed cross and a vengeful witch takes that choice away from them, though…
What I thought: Brilliant casefic, intriguing Dean-post-hell character study, fabulous portrayal of Sam and Dean’s rocky relationship, and angst and drama like woah.

Cursed (series) by glorious_spoon
M | ~ 6700 words | Early seasons
Summary: Sam really should know better than to tangle with witches.
What I thought: An incredibly raw and in character witches-made-them-do it that never attempts to gloss over anything.

Desperation Takes Hold by someblazingstar
R | ~ 2100 words | Season 5
Summary: They’ve never fought like this, not quite like this.
What I thought: One of the best limited third person POVs I’ve ever read. It leaves you guessing what’s actually happening right until it’s already too late.

Dishabille by kalliel
NC-17 | ~ 5000 words | Season 2 – Season 6
Summary: Possession doesn’t end with an exorcism. Possession is cinders. And it will burn you down. Meg-lubricated Sam/Dean, Dean/Soulless!Sam. From post-2x14 “Born Under a Bad Sign” to 6x10 “Caged Heat.”
What I thought: Sam and Dean have the most unhealthy, tangled up, crazy thing – epic proportions of screwed-up-ness.

Filthy Mind by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 26400 words | post Season 3 AU
Summary: Dean acquires unwelcome nightly visitors. Set post-Hell, without details as to how that happens.
What I thought: This is one of those stories where something bad happens to Dean (and again and again) and we suffer at least as much with poor Sam who has to witness it all and try to save his brother as we do with Dean himself. I really love the somewhat darker and edgier portrayal of Sam here which only leads to make him all the more sympathetic.

Fuck or Die by casspeach
NC-17 | ~ 9400 words | Early seasons
Summary: Succubi prey on the sexually frustrated.
What I thought: This is the weirdest, most fucked-up, role-play-heavy brother-on-brother action imaginable. Incorporated into an incredibly well-crafted and very realistic story.

I’m No Angel by dreamlittleyo
NC-17 | ~ 1900 words | Season 4
Summary: After the events of “Heaven and Hell,” Dean is surprised to discover that Sam is jealous. He’s even more surprised to learn about his brother’s possessive streak, and things get intimate and rough when Sam pulls the Impala over in the middle of nowhere.
What I thought: This takes Sam’s dark desperation in S4 to new heights or rather lows – as fascinating as it is horrifying.

Only Sweeter by rivkat
M | ~ 30000 words | Season 4 AU
Summary: Dean gets amnesia; Sam tries to use it to fix him. Sam/Dean for certain values of Sam/Dean.
What I thought: In a very neat subversion of the amnesia trope this story is less about who Dean is without the baggage of his (crippling hell) memories, and more about who Sam is, and how far he’s willing to go. There is no demon blood in this, no black eyes, no nostril flaring, and yet this is about the most perfect portrayal of S4’s dark!Sam that I’ve come  across.

Subrogate (series) by dreamlittleyo
NC-17 | ~ 12000 words | Season 1
Summary: Sam scares the crap out of Dean. Dean cools off and comes back with confession (and sex!) on the agenda. Things go badly after that. // Some angst, some shmoop, some closure, some inarticulate drunken confession… Sam and Dean work on moving past the mess they’ve been left in.
What I thought: There are so many possibilities within the SPN mythology to get Sam and Dean into bed – this is a rather typical one, but treated with great thoughtfulness and care.

Trust Me by soullessbrothers
NC-17 | ~ 4100 words | Season 6
Summary: After a hunt, a soulless Sam confronts Dean about sharpening his skills. When they fight again, Sam decides that he needs to finally give Dean what he has always wanted, whether Dean actually wants it or not.
What I thought: Pretty brutal but realistic Robo!Sam story in which he expertly uses all of Dean’s weaknesses – baby brother Sam included.

Tuesday by ash_carpenter
R | ~ 3800 words | Season 3
Summary: Mystery Spot coda, where Sam becomes more invested in sleeping with Dean than finding a solution. Dark, rape, character death, buckets o’ angst, abuse, serious Dean!whumpage.
What I thought: There’s something about this desperately psychopathic Sam that I find astonishingly convincing.

Thy Brother’s Blood Cries Out by laughablelament
NC-17 | ~ 3500 words | Season 10
Summary: For a guy so smart Sam can be thick as bricks sometimes. Sam thinks Dean’s given up. Thinks he isn’t fighting anymore, isn’t fighting himself every nightmare second.
What I thought: This is the dark ‘Dean really, really wants to kill Sam’ MoC fic that I always wanted to read!

Weak by ash_carpenter
NC-17 | ~ 4000 words | Season 4
Summary: Sam is going darkside and he manipulates his brother into giving him what he wants. Evil!Sam, dub-con, crying!Dean, hints of whore!Dean, angst.
What I thought: What really impressed me about this was how the power imbalance between Sam and Dean is never as absolute as Sam believes it to be. (As an aside: I can completely understand how someone can become addicted to the sight of Dean’s tears!)

whose wings, though tattered… by fleshflutter
PG-13 | ~ 2200 words | Season 4 AU
Summary: There is a breeze moving across the field. It stirs the long grass in lapping waves like the sea. Castiel runs his fingertips through it and remembers flying.
What I thought: This is Dean/Castiel, but it’s also Sam/Dean, and very, very creepy.

Why Must We Pray Screaming? by dreamlittleyo
NC-17 | ~ 2200 words | Season 2
Summary: Bobby stops by, investigating signs of demonic activity, and Sam informs his brother that it’s time for a change. Dean doesn’t like Sam’s new proposal, but it turns out his vote doesn’t count for much.
What I thought: Equally fantastic and fucked-up coda to 4x06 in which Sam’s yellow eyes are no longer just a ghost-sickness hallucination of Dean’s.


Outsider!POV


A Little While by lizzypaul
PG-13 | ~ 2700 words | Post Season 2 AU
Summary: Rebecca gets an unexpected call.
What I thought: Rebecca from “Skin” turns out to be a perfect POV for Wincest – a great read.

can be deceiving by bertee
PG-13 | ~ 2000 words | Unspecified time
Summary: In which Sam and Dean are not everyone’s friendly neighborhood demon hunters.
What I thought: What’s worse than two lovers-slash-serial-killers? Incestuous-lovers-slash-serial-killers, obviously. Utterly hilarious and spot-on.

Crush by sonofabiscuit77
NC-17 | ~ 60800 words | Season 3 AU
Summary: Five years after the apocalypse didn’t happen and Sam and Dean have settled down, or as much as the Winchesters can ever settle down. Sam is a college professor and Dean a well-respected small business owner and they’re learning how to balance work, hunting and dog-ownership while coping with the metaphorical and literal scars of war. Life’s not perfect, not for a (sort of) out and proud couple in small town USA with a lot to hide, but they’re dealing, that is, until Dean employs one sexually-confused teenager who develops an unhealthy obsession with both of them. Switching between five years earlier and now, we learn how the boys came together, how they made it through the big fight and whether they’ll ever manage to find that flighty temptress, happily ever after.
What I thought: Contains a very carefully drawn original character and thoroughly believable outsider reactions to Wincest, particularly Bobby’s struggles with the issue, on top of being a very engrossing, well-paced read.

Five Times Jess Noticed (That Sam Wasn’t Quite Normal) by mass_hipgnosis
PG-13 | ~ 4300 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Pilot wasn’t the first time her boyfriend did something to make her think, Oh-kayy, that’s a little weird.
What I thought: Great exploration of how some of Sam’s habits would seem to someone who doesn’t know anything about hunting. Also, Sam gets to be a BAMF.

heroes in the seaweed by de_nugis
PG-13 | ~ 7200 words | Season 10
Summary: Something strange is going on in an old lobster town.
What I thought: Compelling casefic with a believable OC and lots of insightful observations about our messed-up boys.

Ignorance Would be Bliss by delanach
PG-13 | ~ 2900 words | Season 9
Summary: Kevin knows more than he wants to about Sam and Dean, and he really wishes he didn’t.
What I thought: Kevin’s reactions to the brothers’s relationship, merging from disgust to acceptance, struck me as really convincing. Great fic.

I’ll take my chance on a beautiful stranger by fleshflutter
R | ~ 3900 words | Stanford Era
Summary: So now they’re in this bar, which is full of smoke and the smell of stale piss, because Brendan wants to pretend he lives dangerously, on the edge, that his life’s not one big vapid, designer-dressed waste of time. And Brendan’s got himself into a game of poker with a hustler, who Chase keeps telling himself to stop staring at, and Brendan’s being taken for every last cent in his wallet.
What I thought: Fantastic outsider!POV set during the time that Sam’s at Stanford.

Pieces of the Winchester Puzzle by tekmessa
PG-13 | ~ 8200 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Jessica Moore is fascinated by a stranger, meets Sam Winchester and finally Sam’s brother Dean.
What I thought: Lovely exploration of a Jess who’s maybe drawn a little too much towards darkness and danger.

The Book of Chuck by gretazreta
M | ~ 5600 words | Season 4
Summary: If he’s the chosen prophet of the Lord, why is his life so fucking out-of-control?
What I thought: I never contemplated shipping Sam/Chuck before I read this, but this story convinced me that the pairing actually makes a good deal of sense. Not as much as Sam/Dean though, poor Chuck.

This is How it Works by sneaky_sena
NC-17 | ~ 12800 words | Stanford Era
Summary: AU, another way Dean could have shown up at Sam and Jess’ apartment.
What I thought: Awesome Jess!POV which seriously made me wonder what I ship more – Sam/Dean or Sam/Jess.

You Each Time by sneaky_sena
M | ~ 1000 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Sam always talks around the truth.
What I thought: There’s a lot of sad, angsty stuff in this story, but it made me laugh out loud, because it featured something I always wanted to see in SPN fanfic – no, it’s not only monsters that make people (girls?) panic and scream, Sam, go figure.


Slice Of Life/Domesticity


Demon Days by paxlux
M | ~ 6500 words | Season 1
Summary: Every night until this one has been black and starless.
What I thought: Ugly motel rooms, M&Ms, endless banter and angsting… early seasons perfection.

Due East by sowell
M | ~ 4700 words | Post Season 7
Summary: Boys on the road, post-S7. Mostly plotless.
What I thought: Boys on the road is one of my favourite things, especially when it’s so immensely well written and entertaining, discussions of Justin Bieber included.

From the Fire Roads to the Interstate by laurificus
NC-17 | ~ 1600 words | Season 2
Summary: The open road means freedom, and Sam beside him means safety.
What I thought: I love how normal everything between them feels in this fic, despite Sam’s fear of going darkside and everything else that’s weighing on them. Chock-full of great lines.

In Silence Sealed by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 2600 words | Late seasons
Summary: Fiercelynormal tagged me with “piercing.” After a hunt, Dean can’t hear, but he can still talk. Warning: may induce sweetness overload.
What I thought: I am in love with Radio Dean, forever and ever, and I think Sam is too!

In the Sound a Thought (Where the Land Meets the Sea) by ignipes
NC-17 | ~ 2300 words | Unspecified time
Summary: The world is simpler by the ocean.
What I thought: Sam forces Dean to watch the sunset and take his sunscreen like a man – perfect!

Just a Different Form by atanih88
M | ~ 1800 words | Season 8
Summary: A little slice of peace.
What I thought: Sam and Dean post Purgatory – as thoughtful as it is hot.

Life Among The Dead by destina
M | ~ 8400 words | Season 1
Summary: They go where the road takes them.
What I thought: This week beautifully depicts a week on the road for the boy as a mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar.

lowering the bar by bertee
R | ~ 2200 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Two strangers walk into a bar.
What I thought: Sam and Dean pretending to be strangers – and each of their disguises is a brilliant self-portrait.

One Good Thing by mollyamory
G | ~ 2600 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s acting a little weird. Again. Dean’s got a couple of theories. All of them wrong.
What I thought: Dean jokes about writing his memoirs, Sam just wants to kiss him and there’s bowling – all of it is utterly lovely.

Roads by candle_beck
PG-13 | ~ 1800 words | Season 1
Summary: Life in motion.
What I thought: Brothers on the road, achy-angsty S1 style.

The Forces Ranged Within Us and Against Us by musesfool
M | ~ 2700 words | Season 1
Summary: This we were, this is how we tried to love, / and these are the forces we had ranged within us / within us and against us, against us and within us.
What I thought: More S1 Sam and Dean on the road, having a lot they don’t talk about and having a pretty good life nonetheless – a wonderfully introspective Dean POV.


Stanford Era


Crossing the Rubicon by purewanderlust
M | ~ 2700 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam’s imagined all the possible ways it can go, breaking the news about Stanford. Four-plus-one format.
What I thought: So many feelings packed into this gorgeous little fic.

Higher Learning by destina
NC-17 | ~ 5100 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Dean visits Sam at Stanford.
What I thought: Heart-breaking exploration of why Sam and Dean can’t work it out - and why we want them to, nonetheless.

if you tell me where you’re going, I’ll tell you where you’re bound by paxlux
M | ~ 9100 words | Pre-series
Summary: It’s the only thing he knows to do.
What I thought: Dean alone on the road, missing Sam, is always going to break my heart – but when it’s written like this, it’s a breathtaking punch in the gut in every sense of the word.

In My Life (I Love You More) by wednesday_d
PG-13 | ~ 4900 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Sam Winchester’s life has never been normal. He tried getting away from it and what he found was that he was even less normal than he had thought. Because missing your brother is one thing; suddenly wishing he could kiss you is something else entirely.
What I thought: Totally wrecking phone conversation between Sam and Dean with great characterisations.

No Need of Dreams by destina
NC-17 | ~ 3800 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Nothing fills the empty space Sam left behind.
What I thought: Again, a beautiful study of why the boys can’t get over their Stanford-induced differences, no matter how hard they try.

Odysseus, American by coyotesuspect
M | ~ 10100 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Dean finds Peter O'Toole’s recording of the Odyssey in a bin marked “Audio" in Casa Grande’s only used bookstore. The place smells like cigarette smoke and old books, and it reminds him of Sam. Stanford era.
What I thought: Who’d have thought that this makes such a terrible amount of sense - Dean misses Sam and develops an Odyssey-fixation. Brilliant character study.

Waiting for Lightning to Strike by dimeliora
NC-17 | ~ 6900 words | Stanford Era AU
Summary: What if Sam never met Jess at Stanford, and all he had was time to think about what he left behind?
What I thought: AU where Sam never meets Jess - aptly tagged as “angst with a happy ending”.


Unrequited Love


a journey of a thousand miles by killabeez
PG-13 | ~ 2300 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam spends a lot of time being afraid, but it’s not the things that go bump in the night that scare him the most.
What I thought: Unhappy teenager Sam might be my favourite thing ever.

choosing my confessions by de_nugis
NC-17 | ~ 22300 words | Season 6 AU
Summary: Sam’s in love with his brother, sleeping with an angel, and hunting. Dean is trying to make a life. They’re still essential to each other.
What I thought: Sam/Castiel where both Sam and Cas want Dean might also be my favourite thing ever.

Don’t Hold Me Too High by dreamlittleyo
M | ~ 2400 words | Early seasons
Summary: Leave it to a goddamn Winchester to try and shoulder someone else’s wrongs.
(Or the one where Sam is in love with his brother and Dean is… not.)
What I thought: Very moving Sam POV of how Sam and Dean try to deal with Sam’s feelings when a truth spell forces him to blurt them out.

In Thee by dreamlittleyo
PG-13 | ~ 2800 words | Season 1
Summary: Unrequited Wincest, written to the tune of BOC.
What I thought: Pining!Dean and Psychic!Sam – a damaging mix, irresistible from a psychological point of view.

i’ve given up thinking, since feeling is first by orbiting_saturn
NC-17 | ~ 7400 words | Season 6
Summary: In his dreams, Sam walks with Cas. The landscapes change, sometimes something new, sometimes something old. What doesn’t change is that Cas is always there, standing between him and the wall.
What I thought: More Sam/Cas with Dean and lots of UST and unrequited feelings – immensely subtle and well done.

Lies by misplaced_ad
PG-13 | ~ 500 words | Season 10
Summary: Short, angsty episode coda for “Girls, Girls, Girls,” inside pining Sam’s head.
You don’t know why you ask these questions, the ones you know he’s not going to answer truthfully. He always tells you what he thinks you want to hear. Is it just for the comfort of hearing a familiar lie? He’s been lying to you all your life.
What I thought: Every single word of this fic is infinitely precious.

Noir by whereupon
PG | ~ 5200 words | Early seasons
Summary: The boundaries of Sam’s universe have begun to blur.
What I thought: A concussed Sam finally finds a way of shutting Dean up and discovers it’s the very last thing he wants – a heart-breaking read.

No Sweeping Exits or Offstage Lines by sneaky_sena
M | ~ 3100 words | Early seasons
Summary: He hates that the years Sam was gone are so hidden from him, hates that he has to get to know his own brother all over again.
What I thought: More unhappy teenager Sam, this time through a somewhat more sober Post-Stanford perspective.

Please, Dean by canonisrelative
M | ~ 1100 words | Pre-series
Summary: “Quit asking, Sammy.” The first sound he’d heard from the other side and Sam fell silent to listen, chest heaving, cheek pressed to the door. Dean’s voice was raw like he was the one who’d been yelling and crying outside a locked door for the past hour. “You gotta let this go.”
What I thought: Remember what I said about unhappy teenager Sam? Of course anything involving Sam and Dean must be extra complicated and extra heartbreaking.

Quiet with the Rain by Linden
PG-13 | ~ 5300 words | Pre-series
Summary: Dean can spot an undercover cop at thirty paces, a hooker at twenty, and rims that will match his baby’s at ten. But the fact that his little brother is in love with him–that, he can’t see worth a damn.
What I thought: Unhappy teenager Sam for the win!

State of Love and Trust/As I Busted Down the Pretext by cormallen
M | ~ 2900 words | Season 1
Summary: When you know exactly what your brother’s thinking, there are some chances you just don’t take.
What I thought: Brilliant remix of “In Thee”, this time from Sam’s POV.

These Clothes Don’t Fit Us Right (series) by balder12
NC-17 | ~ 26600 words | Season 6 AU
Summary: Dean’s in love with Lisa. Sam’s in love with Dean. Castiel doesn’t know whether he’s in love with anyone. He’s just trying to make sure that at least one of his worlds doesn’t end. // Dying doesn’t change Sam’s life.
What I thought: Fantastic remix of “choosing my confessions”, in which not even death can offer Sam the peace he deserves.

Unasked by astolat
NC-17 | ~ 15300 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: Sam doesn’t ask.
What I thought: Lots and lots of unrequited feelings, intermingled with dark magic and early seasons gloom.


UST/Pre-Slash


be still by tekuates
G | ~ 600 words | Unspecified time
Summary: In which there is a Laundromat, and a sunny day.
What I thought: A perfect little moment with Sam and Dean at the laundromat. There can never be enough laundromat fic, and this is a particularly good one!

Bittersweet by on_verra
PG-13 | ~ 5800 words | Season 2    
Summary: Some things should stay deep beneath the surface.
What I thought: The most accurate title imaginable. A perfect gem of a story.

Crusts by misplaced_ad
Summary: Episode coda for s10e14 “The Executioner’s Song.” Cas makes Sam a sandwich.
The worst part, Sam thought, was that Dean wouldn’t look at him, not normally at least. His brother would meet his eyes momentarily, even smile a little, then let his gaze slip to Sam’s temple, or to his ear, or increasingly more often, to his throat. To the spot—just over Sam’s right carotid artery—he had once liked to kiss.
What I thought: Beautiful Sam/Cas interactions in which Cas offers dubious euphemisms and real comfort.

every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you by rivkat
Summary: Spoilers through 5x12. Sam needs to make his peace with someone, and Castiel is there. Various kinds of UST-friendly.
What I thought: One of the best Cas fics I’ve ever read – his interactions with Sam are so deliciously awkward; and Sam gets the chance to be everything from sassy over bitchy to angsting.

Flagstaff by Linden
PG-13 | ~ 7300 words | Pre-series
Summary: John tracked Sam down in Flagstaff, four days after he got home to find him gone.
What I thought: Surprisingly convincing John!POV of what happened after Sam ran away, with hopelessly codependent boys.

He That Believeth by laughablelament
PG-13 | ~ 6400 words | Season 11
Summary: A poisoned child. A fringe congregation. A monster of legend. Must be Wednesday.
What I thought: Intriguing casefic, insightful characterisations, heart-wrenching UST, all wrapped up in one perfect gem of a story.

No Strength to Squander by someblazingstar
PG-13 | ~ 2100 words | Season 4
Summary: The last time he saw Dean like this, he was choking on his own blood, on the floor gasping out his last breaths through the mess that had been made of his body, while Sam stood helpless to stop it.
What I thought: Beautiful 4x16 coda in which Sam takes care of Dean.

Somewhere There’s Blue by Linden
PG-13 | ~ 9400 words | Pre-series
Summary: Dean was just gonna go ahead and call this one: evenings which ended with Sam in a river were not evenings which had gone too well.
What I thought: John is a crappy father and Sam and Dean take turns taking care of each other – no matter if you read it as gen or pre-slash, it’s heart-wrenching.

The real green thing will come by musesfool
PG-13 | ~ 1000 words | Season 2
Summary: He’d like to blame the whiskey, but he thinks it’s more than that, this whatever-it-is between them that’s been there for years. (coda for “Houses of the Holy”)
What I thought: Plenty of UST set in a time when the boys didn’t know yet that angels existed – utterly beautiful and sad.

Vodka by dreamlittleyo
M | ~ 1200 words | Early seasons
Summary: Dean stitches Sam up after a hunt. Sam admits some stuff he probably shouldn’t.
What I thought: Such a great, achy Dean!POV with UST like hell.

anonymous asked:

I noticed Medvedeva used three different EX programs this season (four if you count the rehash of the Sailor Moon one) Is this common? And is there any reason for that?

Thanks for asking!

It is very unusual to see four different exhibitions in a season from the same skater. The main reason for this is that training and competing to their level is so hard, skaters generally want to spend all their effort and practice on their actual competitive choreography. Choreographing an exhibition eats into that time. This is generally why a lot of top skaters simply prepare one exhibition at the start of the year and use it throughout. So one exhibition would be hard enough; two is quite busy, and to choreograph three during the season is just on another level (which I suppose you would expect from Evgenia!).

There are other extremes also. Some skaters sometimes don’t bring their music/costume for their exhibition to a competition because they don’t expect to use it (happened to Joshua Farris at US Nationals of all places), or for some skaters, who are maybe from smaller countries or maybe pulled off an upset no-one expected, they may not even have an exhibition (this happened to Katia Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor at Junior Worlds; they hastily threw together the music I Still Call Australia Home and their short program choreography, since they would have been subject to a fine if they had not performed something different). And then the complete opposite is a skater who doesn’t get a new exhibition and just recycles the old one. Yes, I’m looking at you, Max Aaron and your Black Betty and Thunderstruck exhibitions. Rotating them does not make them any newer.

the vampire diaries: a summary
  • season one: oh my god, why didn't i find this show sooner? the plot is amazing and there's so many interesting characters! this is actually the best tv-serie i have ever seen. also, how cute isn't stefan and elena together? i totally ship them. and wow i love damon and his iconic lines lmao. i know he's a bad person but i love him and i have no regrets. also how cute isn't human elena? so precious! bonnie's a witch? yOU go girl! caroline please, calm down
  • THAT PLOT TWIST ENDING THO THIS IS WHY THIS IS MY FAVORITE SHOW. omg i'm so excited to see katherine i loved her in the flashbacks. i'm really excited for season two : )
  • season two: seriously, so glad i started to watch this show! i still love damon, no regrets. i know he's a horrible person but i still like him. and we finally get katherine! she's such a queen she's my absolute fave. and stelena! omg i love forwood. and vampire caroline?? sign me tf up.
  • this season has amazing storylines, i love the doppelgänger, sun and the moon curse and the mikaelson storyline.
  • i wish i would have found this show sooner, it's SO good. ITS MY FAVORITE SHOW ON THE PLANET I LOVE IT SO MUCH : )
  • season three: yet another amazing season with amazing storylines. i mean ripper stefan? yes. klaus mikaelson's accent tho. the love triangle is starting to take form! why did elena and damon kiss twice tho i'm disgusted, stelena is the true love.
  • ok overall this was a good season with good storylines expect for a few minor mistakes *cough* elena *cough* still super happy i decided to watch this show tho : )
  • season four: lmao omg does anyone know why season four only was 5 episodes long? i mean why would they only show 4x01-4x05 and then jump straight to season 5 lmao that makes no sense. :)
  • oh wait i remember why now its because elena acted like a dumbass
  • season five: the whole show is going downhill now. i mean there are some good storylines expect for the travelers which was boring and pointless af, delena, stefan suffering, bonnie being dead, more delena, katherine dying, forwood breaking up... you know when i think about it maybe it wasnt such a good season after all but at least we got klaroline and AU stelena. did i mention i have hated damon for two and a half seasons now can you believe i used to love him wHO WAS I
  • i dont regret watching this show tho, i mean it's messy but i still like it. : ) i guess
  • season six: what the fuck is going on in the writers room? this season had a lot of potential. i mean, no humanity caroline? sign me up. bonnie finally standing up for herself? thank you. kai parker? thank the lord for him. but nooo, barley got any chance to enjoy that because the season was filled with romantic steroline where stefan had no idea what the hell was going on 99% of the time and more delena that was useless the only thing that wasnt pointless about this season was that it yet again showed why damon and elena is terrible for each other. also a character loses their memories? wow i have NEVER seen that happen before.
  • i'm starting to give up on this show, it gets messier and messier its so bad haha. : )
  • season seven: so nina left? i feel so happy for her that she managed to get away from this trash. so what's in store for this season? lmao idk and idc i mean i'll watch the first few episode and give it a try but OH MY GOD WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED TOTAL BULLSHIT i'm not even going to bother watching this trash anymore its so boring where are the action wheres the season 1-2 vibes WHERES KEVIN
  • season eight: omg last season on tvd thank god it's ending!! i mean i'll watch this season obviously because it's the last one..... actually nvm scratch that idk what i expected this whole show is still trash and we're only six episodes in?? this is supposed to be the last season can you at least pretend that you can write a good show. AND STOP WITH THE RETCONS. lmao the vampire diaries?? yeah terrible show. terrible.
  • me when tvd has ended: wow I really miss tvd. it was one of my absolute favorite tv shows :(

anonymous asked:

Hey so I'm not looking for a specific fic but I kinda wanna read something where younger season 1-3 Sam and Dean take care of older world weary later seasons Sam and Dean so if u know any fics like that I would really appreciate it.

Well to answer your question…

 

Originally posted by coffeespooks

Ones that kinda…sorta…not really but…fit your ask….

Originally posted by cliffordsgal

The 10 Year Wait   by razielimSam travels back in time and learns something new about his brother.

A man with his insides out and his outsides off by: britomart_is They say there are only two stories in the world: man goes on a journey, and stranger comes to town.

No Time by  AmyPond45As soon as he caught the eye of the most gorgeous man in the room – hell, the most gorgeous man in any room – right there in the mirror over the bar, the look of loss and longing in his eyes should have tipped Dean off. Should have sent him running for the hills.        

You Can’t Go Home Again by AmyPond45 Sam and Dean discover evidence that they time-traveled to 1983 to help their Dad and their younger selves right after their mother died. Then things get complicated.      

Barely if at all fit…..

Originally posted by sabishiishoujo

A Brief Moment in Time by   Annie46fic   Dean’s death was caused by the Mark of Cain.  Sam decides to go back to a time before all of this started.  After finding a suitable spell he finds himself back in Truman High, and goes hunting for Dean who is now the younger brother.  Posing as a janitor Sam finds Dean, but can he change things for good this time?  Or will everything go to hell?        

Dream a Little Dream by tir_synniThe last thing Dean remembered was Bobby’s yard. The next thing he knew, his dad and brother were there, and he was screaming.

These are the Places I’ve Been By: goodnight-sammy Waking up on a motel floor with a gun to your head is not particularly comforting, let me tell you. Especially when that gun belongs to your dead father, and you somehow made your way to 1993 overnight. OR In which Sam wakes up in 1993 and decides that Time Travel sucks. Set in early season 8 (after Southern Comfort), back when the brothers were still fighting. Rated T for language

To End Your SufferingBy: MissAnnThropic The forest was bombarded with a blinding light. When it faded, Dean stared down at the body before him. It was Sam, Dean knew, but only because Dean remembered what Sam had looked like at four years old.

Time Travel’s a Bitch  by wilddragonflyingSo a fifteen-year-old Sammy shows up in the bunker. That’s not exactly a good thing; it brings back memories for both Dean and Sam. So, of course it’s all Gabriel’s fault.              

To the Moon and Back By: Scarlett7   Seeking some relief from Season 9? Here you go. Angst, brotherly love and even some Weechesters! Set right after “The Purge”. Sam’s anger towards Dean has been lingering for days. But when a 5 year old version of Sam shows up at their door, both boys will learn a lesson about what it means to be a Winchester brother.

Under a Haystack by Janissa11 A curse leaves Sam with a very different version of Dean.

You Can’t Go Home Again by AmyPond45 Sam and Dean discover evidence that they time-traveled to 1983 to help their Dad and their younger selves right after their mother died. Then things get complicated.

Doesn’t fit but are Time Travel Fics

Originally posted by sooper-dee-dooper-natural

Come to Leave Me  by raziella He just wanted to change some things - go back and redo the parts that lead to this. He didn’t expect to end up here.        

Future Tense by selecasharpWhile on a case, Sam and Dean are given a vision of the future - a future in which they’ve stopped the apocalypse and are now, apparently, involved. Dean’s convinced that it’s another trick and insists that they forget it, but Sam can’t let it - any of it - go.

He is the Wind in the Door by rivers_bend   sequel to TJTBATW John has dumped Dean and Sam in Georgia for the summer while he goes to Louisiana. Meanwhile, fourteen years in the future, Sam is searching an old hotel. He gets sucked back in time and lands at his brother’s feet.

It’s the Blueprint of Your Life by queenkluSam jerks awake in the middle of the night and everything goes to hell. Well, not literally, though Dean is staring down the barrel of less than a year before his deal comes due. In the midst of dealing (or not dealing) with his impending death, a killer ghost ship, and Bela showing up out of the blue, Dean also has to figure out what’s going on in Sam’s head to make him so twitchy, why he’s suddenly breezing through this case while writing endless notes in a notebook he won’t let Dean see. Damn it, Dean thinks, This is gonna take a lot of chickflick moments.

The Jerk, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe by rivers_bend   While searching an old hotel, Sam gets sucked back in time and lands at his brother’s feet.

Jump to the Left by insomnia_geekTakes place immediately at the end of 5x14 My Bloody Valentine. Help comes in many forms. Dean should’ve been more specific what he was asking for.

Ne obliviscaris - Never Forget by wiccaqueen Dean Winchester, whose mother and baby brother died at the hands of a demon over two decades ago, finds himself traveling back in time to 18th century Scotland. There, while trying to navigate the rugged Highlands and foreign customs, Dean meets with a unique group of men - a clan of hunters. But even more intriguing is the young Highlander Samuel Campbell and the role he plays in Dean’s fate.

Quantum Sammy by mari4212 How do you get around an unbreakable deal?

Rewritten   by Fangirl-Jess   Sam was a having a tough day as it is, trying to cure your demon brother while he’s trying to kill you wasn’t enough now he’s in 2006 with his brother just after their father deal and death; before Bobby’s,Jo’s , Ellen’s, Ash’s and many more deaths; before Cas and the angels; before the cage; before the apocalypse; before Dean’s deals. Will Sam and Dean try to change the future ?

The Road Home by sinestrated   When a routine hunt suddenly goes sour, Dean finds himself in an alternate dimension where he and Sam have apparently been involved for some time. Getting back won’t be easy, especially when they discover that doing so will come at a terrifyingly high price.

Seeing Double by butterflywrites After the events of Dark Side of the Moon, Sam and Dean again get drunk, pass out, and wake up to find two people in their motel room. This time, it’s their younger selves, from not long after Christmas 1991, and they have to figure out how to get the kids back to the right time.

Skinning Schrodinger’s Cat  by lyra_wing 23-year-old Sam pays a visit to 22-year-old Dean. Idea came about when I was thinking – older Sam and younger Dean, and CRAP, that’d be way hot. Yes.

The Time Traveler’s Brother by AmyPond45 Dean’s life is turned upside down the night his mother dies. But that’s also the night a mysterious grown-up version of Dean’s brother first appears in his life. While Dean grows up, “Old Sam” is often there, especially when Dean’s father isn’t. As Dean learns what the future holds, he begins to question everything his father has taught him about who he is and what he is supposed to become. Can Dean find a way to save his little brother from his own future?

When You Have To Go There   by ciaan  
Written for the blindfold_spn prompt: “Present Sam time travels and comes face to face with a 15 year old Dean. Toppy!Sam/Needy!Dean.”

your breath on my neck like a music that holds my hands downby locknkey Sometimes the job takes Sam and Dean further than they’d ever planned to go. Time and space are no barriers when Sam is in danger.

anonymous asked:

Since you just quoted Iroh's song, do you think the "four loves" part has a special meaning? Sorry for this random question ^^'

No need to apologize. It’s a very good question. I’m inclined to believe that there is a special meaning. I think some of the other songs have a special meaning, too. I should do a meta on them. But for now, I will focus on the song, “Four Seasons

“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, Four seasons, Four loves. Four seasons, For love.”

Immediately prior to the scene where Iroh sings this song, a crescent moon is shown above. In astrology, the phases of the Moon have a symbolic meaning associated with certain emotional states. The lunar cycle is said to affect the planet’s energy, as well as people’s subconscious thoughts. I think the lyrics of the song were meant to foreshadow the four future romances of the series. During the course of Avatar’s story, there is one relationship with Moon symbolism that occurs during each Book, each of which takes place during one season.

Winter (Book One: Water)

The first romance is Sokka and Princess Yue. They share their kiss under a Waning Crescent Moon. This phase is said to symbolize the end of an old cycle, and the beginning of a new one. It is a time for the release of negative energy and renewal. It is the ideal time to focus on new hopes and wishes that you desire, such as a relationship. Symbolically, this moon phase suggests that the inner world is more important than the outer world.

Their final kiss takes place after Zhao destroys the moon, completely erasing it from the sky. Yue becomes the Moon Spirit and her sacrifice returns the Full Moon to the sky. The Full Moon appears when the Sun and the Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth (like Zuko and Katara clashing as enemies). Emotions tend to be high during a Full Moon, as energies are at their peak. The Full Moon also represents a time when hidden emotions are put out in the open.

Spring (Book Two: Earth)

Sokka and Suki nearly kiss under a Last Quarter Moon. This phase symbolizes spiritual healing, and the time to let go of past hurts and feelings regarding people and things. Although Sokka is unable to at first, he reciprocates her feelings the next day, finally having moved on from his past pain with Yue.

Summer (Book Three: Fire)

The New Moon has no illumination. It appears dark and not visible (except during a solar eclipse). As it is dark, it denotes beginnings. Energy from the New Moon up to the Full Moon gradually builds in strength and intensity, so the New Moon is the ideal time to set clear intentions and goals, start new projects and give rise to new ideas and ventures.

When there is a Full Moon, the planet’s energetic frequencies are much more active, and so there is heightened activity and intensity. Intense thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns emerge. Its profound connection to water represents our emotions and the innate depths of our subconscious mind. Emotions tend to peak one way or the other. The downside of full moon energy includes tension, polarity and intense thoughts and emotional behavior.

Fall (Book Four: Air)

Each Book so far has had one major moon-related relationship as the focus. Winter had Sokka’s ill-fated relationship with Yue. Spring had the blossoming of Sokka and Suki’s love. Summer was originally going to be the period for Aang to let go of his attachment to Katara, unlocking his final chakra. So if I had to guess, much like the first episode where they spend time together under less romantic circumstances…

…Zuko and Katara were probably going to have a special romantic scene, perhaps a first kiss, underneath the moonlight during the Fall in Book 4: Air. Damn, that’s actually kind of sad…

Celebrate tonight’s Winter Solstice with the magical scene in Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Winter Moonlit Night


[Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Winter Moonlit Night (Wintermondnacht). (1919). The Museum of Modern Art, New York]