[spn] sam/dean | mile markers
  • nyoka

484: Carry On My Wayward Son / There'll Be Peace When You Are Done

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483: Potpourri [mixed recs]

title. Swear By All Flowers
author. sweetestdrain
characters. Sam/Dean
rating. NC-17
words. 37000
summary. Two years after the yellow-eyed demon is defeated, the Winchesters are still waiting for their happy ending.
read this. Atmospheric use of the Russian fairytale Baba Yaga meshed seamlessly with SPN makes this story like the tales of old, dark, scary and powerful. The love story proceeds with hesitant baby steps that made me want to push the two of them together for being so clueless. Expertly blended case fic and romance

title. American Boys
author. itsreadinghour
characters. Jared/Jensen
rating. NC-17
words. 4016
summary. "You know what I love about virgins? How much you don't know. How much you want it, how nervous you are to get it, how you don't know what to do once it's given to you." ~Jensen
read this. An intimate look at how an experienced!Jensen leads virgin!Jared past his virginity. Hot and awkward first time sex laced with affection and love. Everything a first time should be

title. The Ghost In You
author. azewewish
characters. Sam, Dean
rating. PG
words. 1387
summary. You lose track over the years, decades, of how often you feel him, at your back, by your side, just out of sight but undeniably there.
read this. Heart breaking look at familial love and the boundaries we'll cross to look after them - I dare you not to tear up.

title. One of the Perks
author. guntomyholster
characters. Jared/Jensen
rating. NC-17
words. 1387
summary. Ball boy!Jensen and older!Jared. Jared's new to the Grand Slams and doesn't realise some of the perks (use of any and all ball boys). He's against it at first but when he sees Jensen he just can't help himself.
read this. Filthy, dirty and very, very hot!

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482: here's to the night [vid recs]

title. You're Everything
vidder. loud82
characters. Sam & Dean
rating. pg13 [reccer's rating]
length. 5:35
summary. A love letter from Sam to his brother.
watch this. This video is everything. The audio, the music, the chosen clips - all masterfully blended together to create an amazing video that does a beautiful job of expressing the love Sam has for his brother.

title. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you
vidder. OneLittleLamb
characters. Sam & Dean
rating. pg13 [reccer's rating]
length. 2:40
summary. I tried to offer a small insight into Sam and Dean's relationship in this vid. The important things that changed their relationship - and how it's still in many ways the same as it's been since they were kids.
watch this. This video does an incredible job of showing the relationship between the boys, and how nothing at all has changed since Dean carried his brother out of the fire. The music - a blend of two different songs from the Supernatural score - and the audio only adds to the haunting atmosphere.

title. When You Roll the Dice
vidder. kellygirl2002
characters. Angels and Demons
rating. pg13 [reccer's rating]
length. 3:17
summary. The general idea of this video came from me just thinking about how the human vessels/meatsuits (on SPN) never know how they are going to be used...if they are going to be a vessel for a human, a puppet for a demon, or just able to live their own lives. Everyone just lives their life by chance, not really knowing what is truly going to happen to them(or what role they are going to play) tomorrow, a month from now, and etc
watch this. I think it's often hard to show the relationship between demons and angels and their vessels, but this video hits it right on the head. I think it's easy to forget that the demons and angels we love (or hate) were once normal people just living out their lives. This video won't let you forget.

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reccer's note: A mix of Supernatural fanvids for your viewing pleasure.
  • murron

481: heat of the moment (a summer mix)

title. Kokomo
author. destina
characters. Sam/Dean
rating. NC-17
words. 6,207
summary. Dean needs a vacation, a beer, and a hug from Sam. Whether he likes it or not.
read this. Set in Florida, this story creates an amazing sense of place. Between Dean’s grudging enjoyment of their holiday and the little details of beach-life, the fic conjures such a peaceful mood reading it feels like a vacation in itself.

title. Covalent
author. dotfic
characters. Dean/Castiel
rating. PG-13
words. 2,100
summary. The apocalypse takes a breather, and Dean wants something other than whiskey.
read this. A beautiful, tender snapshot that will have you running for the fridge in search of icecubes. One of the fics who manages to show how Cas and Dean are good for each other not only in the trench but in the quiet moments too.

title. Two Good Reasons
author. electricskeptic
characters. Dean/Castiel
rating. NC-17
words. 3300
summary. The thing about bad ideas is, they often have this way of working out for the best.
read this. A sizzling hot piece of writing that impresses with its slow build and intense up-against-a-car sex. Also strikes a gorgeous balance between a wild first-time and a calm sense of pieces falling into place.

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reccer's note. When I was asked to do a guest post I thought of a gazillion fanworks I wanted to share but I like the idea of compiling a themed list. Considering the temperatures outside a summer mix seemed appropriate. Today's recs put together a collection of fic and art, various pairings and different genres. I hope you enjoy!
general: tracks
  • dotfic

480: in the dark, I can hear your heart beat: more rarepairs recs

Another collection of rarepairs recs, including some fics that illuminate the angsty hotness that is Sam Winchester. Various pairings involving other characters also get reccing love here. Happy reading!


title. You who are free, rescue the dead
author. oxoniensis
characters. Sam/Lenore
rating. NC-17
words. 3,900
summary. A missing scene for 2x03, Bloodlust.
read this. Evocative and beautifully characterized. Plus, there are sequels.


title. Stay (faraway, so close)
author. amchara
characters. Sam/Sarah, Dean
rating. PG-13
words. 4,500
summary. He’s not going to make it easy.
read this. Vivid writing, heartaching and hopeful.


title. time will say nothing but i told you so
author. coffee_in_bed
characters. Sam/Jess
rating. R
words. 1,200
summary. “I’m okay.” He tries for a smile and feels it fail, and her hand curves over his cheek.
read this. Lovely and sad and wistful, this will make you hurt for what could never be.

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X-Files - Believe

478: The Truth is Out There (X-Files crossovers)

title. Driver Picks the Music
author. currently anonymous (from this year's spn_summergen)
characters. Dean, Sam, John, Mulder, Scully
rating. All ages
words. 15,000
summary. In 1997, the Winchesters were forced to abandon a hunt when Sam became sick. Ten years later, Sam's life might depend on Dean figuring out exactly what happened back then, but all he has to go on are some cryptic hints in Dad's journal.
read this. I love the pull between distant and more recent history, especially the look back and John and Mulder interacting and forward (from XF canon) to Dean and Sam meeting Mulder & Scully.

title. End of the World on April Fools
author. caenozoic
characters. Dean/Mulder
rating. R
words. 2,293
summary. Grief is universal. Strangers meet and have more in common than they can say.
read this. I love the psychology of this, the way the two personalities interact. Also, it's hot. ;)

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reccer's note. The X-Files and Supernatural are entwined in so many ways: genre, subject matter, filming location, actors, crew, producers. Kim Manners. Supernatural has referenced TXF as a show existing within their world, but it's fascinating to imagine the characters meeting and interacting with each other in their intersecting worlds of truth and secrets and danger.
[stock] these hips don't lie
  • nyoka

477: Ladies First: The Women of SPN

title. Women's Work
vidder. sisabet and sockkpuppett
characters. Mary, Jessica, Madison, Andrea, Kat, Cassie, Jo, Sarah, Meg, Lenore, Tessa, Ava, and multiple other female characters from SPN
rating. R [reccer's rating]
length. 3:14
summary. Our bodies, ourselves.
watch this. This video blew my mind when I first saw it. This is the illuminating and now classic fanvid that expanded the discussion around the role of gender on SPN. This is a video that left its mark and will definitely be one that will stay with you for a long time after watching.

title. Roller
vidder. zimshan
characters. Jo, Ellen, Tamara, Bela, Pamela, Mary, Missouri, Kat, Layla, Risa, Sarah, Anna, and multiple other female characters
rating. R [reccer's rating]
length. 3:58
summary. "To give it everything that she's got." A tribute to the kickass women we were never allowed to keep.
watch this. A fun and kickass fanvid featuring some of my favorite female characters. Great music, pacing, and editing.

title. I Just Can't Get Enough
vidder. heathyr_iltp
characters. Layla, Karen, Missouri, Tessa, Madison, Pamela, Casey, Bela, Carmen, Even, Meg, Ava, Kali, Lisa, Jo, Ruby, Maggie, Lilith, Mary, Becky, Anna, Claire, Ellen, Rachel, and multiple other female characters
rating. PG [reccer's rating]
length. 1:46
summary. So, I wanted to show some of my favorite ladies from Supernatural some love.
watch this. Beautifully paced, this lovely video features an array of awesome female characters. To see the video with its original audio, go here.

title. Remembering Mary Winchester
vidder. editease
characters. Mary, John/Mary, Sam, Dean, Jessica
rating. PG
length. 3:10
summary. Mary's life: what it could have been, and what it was.
watch this. A heartbreaking look at Mary: her life, her sacrifice, her struggle. Beautiful.

title. The Women of Supernatural
vidder. thewinchestergospel @ youtube
characters. Jo, Mary, Jessica, Ruby, Missouri, Kali, Lilith, Anna, Meg, Ellen, Madison, Becky, and multiple other female characters
rating. R [reccer's rating]
length. 2:34
summary. Who kicks more ass, throws witty rejoinders, and gets more sticky sweet lovin' than the women of Supernatural?
watch this. Slick, sexy, and wonderfully paced, this video showcases so many fab female characters.

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reccer's note. Although SPN features a male-dominated cast, the show has had an array of amazing female characters. I hope you enjoy these fanworks featuring some of them!
dotfic: neverending story
  • dotfic

476: backdoor man - Dean pairings

For your Tuesday, here's a mix of fics of Dean in various (rare) pairings. Some more recent, some from way back in my bookmarks, of all different ratings and moods, from bittersweet to dark to something in between.


title. Swimming in Suwannee
author. regala_electra
characters. Dean/OFC
rating. NC-17
words. 11,600
summary. Dean's seventeen years old and finds himself falling for a swimmer who gives as good as he dishes out.
read this. Lovely. Vivid and hot and real, with a believably layered Dean and a convincing, likeable OFC.

title. Unseeing
author. pheebs1
characters. Sam, Dean, OFC; Dean/OFC
rating. PG-13
words. 7,100
summary. For spn_flashback prompt: Dean falls for the girl next door, and when it comes time to move, it's him and not Sam that fights to stay, and John doesn't expect that.
read this. An unusual outsider POV on the Winchesters set pre-series, with spot-on characterization, and a bittersweet love story.

title. Don't like what you're kicking' son
author. zelost_mind
characters. Dean, Sam, OFC; Dean/OFC
rating. Adult
words. 8,200
summary. Dean meets God
read this. Wonderful imagery, sexy, a bit surreal, with brotherly schmoop as a bonus.

title. Surfacing
author. nyoka
characters. Dean/OFC
rating. NC-17
words. 4,700
summary. Thing is, Dean doesn't know how to be lonely. He doesn't know how to be alone.
read this. Set during the time when Sam was at Stanford. Gorgeous, insightful, and wistful fic with an OFC you could swear was already canon, only the show forgot to tell us.

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475: now, he’s taken to looking under his bed for other monsters (a hurt!Dean mix)

title. Make me down a pallet on your floor
author. ariadnes_string
characters. Dean/Castiel, Dean/Lisa
rating. R
words. 1700
summary. With the perversity of fever, even as he lay there next to Lisa, Dean dreamt of Castiel.
read this. A beautiful and beautifully atmospheric snapshot into Dean's life, and his bed, after season 5.

title. Vertigo
author. evitably
characters. Dean/Alastair
rating. PG-13
words. 1200
summary. Just because Dean does not remember hell does not mean it never existed, only that it's become a part of him.
read this. This is one of the prompts I was just waiting to be filled this round of blindfold_spn, and evitably's fic was everything I could have wanted. A chilling, very cool take on Dean/Alastair.

title. Run and Hide
author. honeylocusttree
characters. Sam, Dean, John
rating. PG-13
words. 7800+
summary. “Soldiers have to be tough, son.”
read this. Hard to read at times because of the subject matter, but incredibly engaging, this is an AU that tells the story of what would have happened if John had a psychotic break after the fire that killed Mary, and how that would have affected all of their lives. It deals with DID/MPD in a different way than you see in most fic/on most TV shows, and deals with it very thoughtfully. I love it so much.

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reccer's note. I was asked to put together a selection of recs featuring Dean and his manpain for today, so that’s what this is.

I also mod/rec over at hoodie_time (my recs can be found under this tag at the comm, or you can view all recs at our delicious rec account, for advanced searching) which is a comm dedicated entirely to Dean-centric h/c, but it was really difficult to decide what to rec in a single post like this. So, this is a pretty random blend – there’s new faves, there's older stuff, and a lot of focus on some of my favourite things – fics that combine both elements of h/c and horror, post-hell!fic, sick!Dean, Dean/Alastair, and Dean/Lisa, in particular. ♥