10 May 2015 @ 11:18 pm
...is a holiday that has a different meaning to the Winchesters than to many. There are some (obviously!) common threads in today's recs, but I don't care, because I NEVER GET SICK of awesome!big!brother Dean, and recognizing!it Sam. I hope (for those of you in the U.S.) today was a special day for you and the caregivers and mothers in your life, or in your memory. (I'm not sure why I can't find any RECENT ones, but if you know of any, or have written any, link 'em up!)

Dean's Day by TheGirlWhoHeldOn (G, Dean, Sam, John)
Mother's Day isn't just for mothers anymore.

Dies Matris by CodaDelta (G, Dean, Sam)
Weechester oneshot. Sammy wants to know about Mother's Day.

Ditch Flowers by 9Tiptoes (PG-13, John, Mary)
Pre-series short: I’ve royally fucked up this time. I know, because she’s standing in the doorway, denying me access to our home and our son.

Mother's Day by KadriahWolf9416 (G, Dean, Sam)
Sam has to write an essay for Mother's day. But he doesn't have a mom, so what would he write about?

Mother's Day by saturated (G, Dean, Sam)
A six-year old Sam Winchester learns what really makes a mom.

Mother's Day by Vera (G, Dean, Sam)
Sam at six with a crayon in his hand. Sam, ageless and sick, clinging to a pen.

(And as a bonus, here are some Mary recs from, you know, five years ago... ;) )
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03 May 2015 @ 12:53 pm
This was meant to go up yesterday, for Sam's birthday, but there were technical problems.

Since this is my farewell post for spn_themes, I've gone a little closer to "things I like" as a theme than may be strictly proper. All that these fics have in common is that I like their characterization of Sam. That doesn't mean they all go for the same facets of Sam: some are darker Sam, some are fluffier Sam, some are hurt Sam, some are badass Sam, some are Sam happy, some are Sam stuck in bleakness, they are from different moments in canon and different moments in my own engagement with canon. They all offer the pleasure of seeing the same character taken from different angles and filtered through different sensibilities, a pleasure that I hope will keep you all coming back to fic and finding something you enjoy for a long time to come. It's been good reccing for you.

NB: these are in no discernible order.

since feeling is first by queenklu. Sam/Dean, NC-17, c14.5K.

Summary: That he wants to think this is Dean yanking a leash should make his blood run cold, not aching hot. It should make him sick, angry, it should get his fucking hackles up and make him fight.

All Good Things by monicawoe. Sam/Tessa, R, c1700.

Summary: Sam remains. [reccer's summary; no author summary]

Conditioned Responses by killabeez. Gen (Sam, Dean, Cas), PG-13, c5240.

Summary: Sam, Dean, and Castiel all bear scars, but Sam's are affecting all three of them.

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18 April 2015 @ 03:53 pm
It was my birthday this week, and once again Sam Winchester failed to deliver himself to me as a gift. It's not much consolation to me, but here are some fics where it's one brother's birthday and the other one gives him the kind of gift Sam's been denying me.

I've only recently started tagging work in a way that would actually allow me to FIND shit later, so I apologize for the lameness of this post. I KNOW there are several other worthy and more recent Sam/Dean birthday fics out there, so please do supplement this with your own recs.

Normally I say why I rec something. In this case it's all for the same reason: good, well-written, porn-laden wincest.

Nothing Like a Bad Idea by bewaretheides. 3,825 words, NC-17. Sam/Dean. Basically, Sam gets Dean drunk for his 21st birthday, and frottage ensues. A first-time fic with every expectation that there will be many more to come.

Family Tradition by bewaretheides15. 3,151 words. NC-17. Sam/Dean. Established relationship, pissed-off Sam, the gift of rough sex for Dean's birthday.

Method in It by dreamlittleyo. 2,951 words. NC-17. Sam/Dean. It's Dean's 30th birthday and they celebrate with cupcakes and making out. Simple piece of fluff done well.

Wanna Make Your Motor Run by cordelia_gray. 4,812 words. NC-17. Sam/Dean, Dean/OMC, Dean/OFC. Four times Dean got road head, and one time time he gave it. Dean gets some road head on his 40th birthday.

Birthday Spanking by mistyzeo. 2,126 words. NC-17. Sam/Dean. This time Sam's the birthday boy, his 29th, and ... you can figure out the rest from the title.
Hello all! Have you recovered from all the marvelous fic I just recced five minutes ago? No? Well, too bad! Here's a bunch more. spn_masquerade recs for the more RPF minded! Hope you enjoy.

As a reminder, this is a kink fest! Please be sure to read the prompts to avoid triggers or squicks (the first rec on this list is bestiality, so I ain't kidding this time)!


A Perfect Companion by riyku (Jared/Jensen, Jared/OMD)
Written for this prompt.

Dear Mr Fantasy by riyku (girl!Jensen/Jared)
Written for this prompt.

Fifty-Nine Flowers Worth of Dust by keep_waking_up (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

I Pine for You, I Even Balsam by blackrabbit42 (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang by felisblanco (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

Pearly Whites by riyku (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

Saturday Night Special by fiercelynormal (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

Semi-Charmed Kind of Life by ephermeralk (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

Strangers in a Crowd by stripytights (girl!Jensen/Jared)
Written for this prompt.

Sugar Baby's Finest Hour by homo_pink (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

Tangled Web by souslelys (Jared/Jensen)
Written for this prompt.

unclaimed hooker!Jared fill (Jared/Jensen)


Baby, Mine by quickreaver (girl!Jared/Jensen)
Drawn for this prompt.

Birds of a Feather by cassiopeia7 (Jared and Jensen - gen)
Drawn for this prompt.

Dream Baby by soulmatecest (Jared/Jensen)
Drawn for this prompt.

grumpy!cursed!werehedgehog!Jensen by kinkajou (Jared/Jensen)
Drawn for this prompt.

The New King of Burlesque by smallworld_inc (Jensen)
Drawn for this prompt.

untitled bunny!Jared/fox!Jensen by soulmatecest (Jared/Jensen)
Drawn for this prompt.

If you missed it and want more, my Supernatural recs for this fest are here!
I recently went completely overboard on porn thanks to the glory of this most recent round of spn_masquerade. My excess is your gain, friends (and my gain, also). Consider this part 1/2 of my Masquerade recs:

Supernatural fills I loved--quite the meaty (heheh) list to enjoy when you're in the ~mood. As a reminder, this is a kink fest! Please be sure to read the prompts to avoid triggers or squicks!


All the Broken Pieces Fit by dugindeep (Sam/Dean)
Written for this prompt.

All You Can Eat by citrusjava (Sam and Dean - gen)
Written for this prompt.

Crawl Into Me by tebtosca (girl!Sam/Dean)
Written for this prompt.

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground by riyku (Sam/Dean)
Written for this prompt.

Most Things Happen Somewhere Else by riyku (Sam/Dean)
Written for this prompt.

The Intuitive Art of Touch by stripytights (Sam Wesson/Dean Smith)
Written for this prompt.

The Riding Lesson by all_the_damned (Sam/Castiel, Dean/Castiel, and Sam/Dean/Castiel)
Written for this prompt.


Shore Leave by cassiopeia7 (Sam and Dean - gen)
Drawn for this prompt.

untitled Dean washing Sam's hair by quickreaver (Sam/Dean)
Drawn for this prompt.

Want more? My RPF recs for this fest are here!
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04 April 2015 @ 05:52 pm
Spring is upon us, so what better than a sunny selection of goodies from one of my favorite challenges -- spnspringfling! Recs are mixed fic and art, and from all the rounds so far, but are only a tiny sampling of the amazing stuff that has come out of this challenge. Go check out the rest -- you won't be disappointed!

diving into summer by electricalgwen [FIC, Jared/Jensen, R]
They tell him these are the best days, at the beginning of the summer.

Letters from a Half-Finished Boy by homo_pink [FIC, Sam/Dean, R]
Dean discovers a secret journal Sammy's been writing in

Only Came for My Princess by chomaisky [ART, Jared/Jensen, SFW]

Other Worlds Than These by neros_violin [FIC, Sam/Dean, R]
Sam really should have known better.

Our Last Summer by quickreaver [ART, Jared/Gen/Jensen, NSFW]

Silk by minchout [FIC, Sam/Dean, R]
“Better not start something you can’t finish,” Sam said, his voice quiet.

Sings the Streets a Serenade by deirdre_c [FIC, Jared/Jensen, R]
A gorgeous guy starts singing to Jared. Jared doesn't know how to respond, except with coffee.

Swimming Lessons by killabeez [FIC, Sam/Dean, R]
First, you gotta learn to float. It's easier if you have help.

The undone and the divine by gold_bluepoint [ART, Ruby/Anna, SFW]

'Til Kingdom Come by fleshflutter [FIC, JDM/Jensen, NC-17]
Jeff helps Jensen come to terms with his new and perilous position as King.

Two Hands, One Shaft by dugindeep [FIC, Jared/Jensen, PG]
Jensen overhears some of the world's worst innuendos from his cubicle neighbor.

When You Put It Like That by salty_catfish [ART, Bela/Victor, SFW]
I was at Vegas Con when Jensen took the stage at the Louden Swain Saturday Night Special and blew all our minds. My life hasn't been the same since. So for the past couple weeks all I've done is watch is watch the youtube video and read rockstar/Jensen sings fics. A lot of these are oldies but goodies.

Beautiful Disaster by nyxocity http://nyxocity.livejournal.com/179928.html

SUMMARY: Rock Band AU. Jensen’s the lead guitarist in the number one rock band in the country. Justin’s the lead singer, and they’ve been doing this together since middle-school, been together since just after high school. As on top of the world as they are, Jensen’s starting to become disillusioned with the lifestyle and his crumbling relationship with Justin. And then he meets a new roadie on the crew named Jared who’s got a voice like an angel and a heart to match, and everything starts to change.

Runaway Sensation by obsessed1 http://obsessed1.livejournal.com/22622.html

Summary: A Rolling Stone exclusive! How fame and fortune almost ruined the life of Jensen Ackles.

All These Tangled Truths by estrella30 http://estrella30.livejournal.com/349907.html

Summary au - bar owner!jared and playing with chris in a band!jensen)

Break Loose Ranch Verse by smokeringhalos http://smokeringhalos.livejournal.com/10404.html

Summary: Jared's a dude ranch owner-operator, Jensen was on Supernatural but it washed out in a year, so he's singin' back-up for Chris and Steve and finding his way. Chad drags Jared to Kane concert. the music's not bad, better than he thought, but he finds something he likes much better.
14 March 2015 @ 10:01 pm
There was some brilliant art in the recent spn_reversebang which inspired some great stories. I hope to do a couple of rec posts from it. This first list is of some Gen fics I loved.

Art both beautiful and disturbing by the talented quickreaver inspired this wonderfully creepy tale of the boys encounter with a monster in The Flock by museaway

The art alone by amberdreamshad me chortling with its cheekiness and the masterful story by de_nugis http://de-nugis</a> called A Tenancy takes a crack premise and makes it slide right into show canon.

This moody animated art by over_thehills led to this To Suffer and Be Strong by winchesterpooja which takes place just after Fan Fiction in S10. A case!fic which sees Sam and Dean both manifesting powers and its quite thrilling! I love the inserts of 2nd person POV from Sam.

Cute-as-a-button art by jaelijn
led to an equally adorable and funny fic called Tears Still Flow by spn_passenger in which a cursed Castiel turns to the boys for help. Special guest appearance by Gabriel!

Post-apocalyptic art by lightthesparks lead to an unsettling fic by rednikjow called You've Got Time set during S3 and a nationwide Croatoan epidemic. The fic is from Sam's POV and his voice is spot on. The author hinted at a sequel and I'd love to read one!
07 March 2015 @ 11:40 pm
Call me a nerd (NERD!), but there is just something about Daylight Savings time that makes me feel like I'm time traveling, just a little (along with everyone else in the U.S. who is resetting their clocks, I KNOW, I KNOW). One minute, it's one time, and a minute later...boom! Things have shifted an hour! In honor of many Americans setting their clocks forward (the jump happens in 2 1/2 hours!), here are just a few fics that focus on TIME TRAVEL. (But not daylight savings. WHERE ARE THOSE FICS?)

(And before you say, "Sarah, you've done this theme before," I will counter with IT WAS 2012, AND THESE ARE DIFFERENT FICS. LET ME HAVE THIS, PEOPLE.)

Link me some more! And happy jumping to the future, fellow time travelers! :)

I'll know my name as it's called again by inplayruns (PG, Dean, Castiel)
There's not much to do when you're bored in 1940.

Reverse Engineering by sparrow_lately (PG-13, Dean, Sam)
Sam storms out in 2012, and gets lost in 1987. [After you read this one, check out the whole 'verse here!]

The Time Traveler's Brother by AmyPond45 (R, Dean/Sam)
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?

Vigilance by KatZen (PG, Dean, Sam, Castiel, John)
John had his flaws. Hell, he had a lot of them. But he knew the signs: something was after Dean, and he was going to find out what it was.
01 March 2015 @ 08:59 pm
The vacations/breaks theme has been done here for RPF, but don't hunters get breaks, too? Well, sometimes. Here are fics in which Sam and Dean take time to have fun in among the cases or find themselves having cases in among their fun.

Taking Some Time Off by bree_black Sam/Dean/Castiel, R, 6600 words

They’ve still got work to do, but everyone needs to take some time off once in awhile. Sam, Dean and Castiel allow themselves exactly one day per month. It goes pretty well, overall.

The Maui Two-Step by Leonidaslion, Dean/OFC and Sam/Dean, 21K, E

Prompt: Maui

Here Be Dragons by cherie_morte, Sam/Dean, 4657 words, NC-17

Sam cleverly tricks Dean into joining him on a romantic Hawaii getaway. Unfortunately (fortunately?) the kraken hunt he uses to convince Dean to agree to come has some unforeseen side effects. Namely, Sam starts sprouting tentacles.

Getting Lucky by ygrawn Sam/Dean, 4350 words, R

“Dude, I’m being serious! Stop making Mr Miyagi jokes.”

down by the seaside by eighth_horizon gen, 900, PG.

It’s Dean’s birthday, and Sam has outdone himself.


I really wanted to rec aggybird's Apocalypse Maybe for this post, but it seems the fic is no longer accessible. I hope it's not breaking any ethical rules if I link to the podfic read by juice817, because it's a great fic (Sam/Dean, c45 minutes).