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Title: American as Apple pie
Pairing/Characters: Dean/Cas, Sam
Summary:Dean saves the world the same way he entered it: buck naked.
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Author: thefogofwar (tumblr)
Summary: Someone is playing a piano Dean didn't even know they had.
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Title: A Judicious Application of Free Will
Pairing/Characters: Dean/Cas, Sam/Jess, many characters from canon
Length: 6 hrs 7 mins
Notes: Alternate Reality
Summary: Dean lives the simple life in Lawrence, running the family business at Winchester Hardware. When Castiel moves into the neighborhood, they strike up a friendship that has the chance to become something more. But before that can run its course, the secrets of Castiel’s past catch up with them both, and their whole world changes.
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~*Redemption Road Podfic Project*~
Podficcers of other fandoms requested to join in the fun as well!
Let's unite and CONQUER!
The Story: With Castiel having set himself up as the new God, drunk on power and volatile as a nuclear reactor, Dean, Sam, and Bobby find themselves on the run from the jealous, capricious monster wearing the face of their friend. Desperate for protection and wary of his brother’s mental state since Castiel unlocked Sam's memories of Hell, Dean knows Castiel must be defused before he can wreak further havoc in Heaven or on Earth. Although Bobby advocates for destroying Castiel by whatever means necessary, Dean is convinced the Cas he once knew still remains, buried somewhere beneath the mass of poisonous souls and calling out for help. Determined to save the angel who once rescued him from Hell and redefined his purpose in life, Dean himself must resist the allure of the false deity vying for his obedience, and come to terms with the knowledge, long-suppressed, that his feelings for Castiel run much deeper than brotherhood. It is this bond, and the dubious distinction of the Righteous Man, that will ultimately grant Dean access to where Castiel’s grace languishes in Purgatory. However, what Dean brings back with him is broken, angry, and only half-angel, certainly not the Castiel he remembers—and nor is it the only thing that returns to Earth with them…
The Project: To create a podfic version of this fan created alternate season of Supernatural. The original story is massive in it's bulk, some 600K+ words, too much for one individual to do, so we are bringing together a team of podficcers to work together to do the impossible.
The Invitation: We are inviting podfic readers, regardless of fandom, to be apart of this project. Experience with doing long!fic podfic is greatly appreciated, and will help as this IS a massive project and each podficcer will end up with enough episodes that they'll record about the length of a novel. There are also sections of the story that are pre-Dean/Castiel if any Wincesters (Sam/Dean fans) would like to sign up, as we've already had a few make inquiries if they can help and the answer is always YES! With so many WONDERFUL podfic readers out there scattered across various fandoms, it would be wonderful if we could all work together.
Characters/Pairings: Becky Rosen, Charlie Bradbury, eventual Sarah Blake, mentioned Winchesters, and background Dean/Cas.
Warnings: fix-it fic in a lot of ways, you’ll see why. Some angst. Case!fic.
Summary: Maybe God doesn’t always answer prayers, and maybe the Apocalypse nearly happening without him stepping into stop it had been really bad, but it’s becoming clear that things always work out, even if they don’t work out the way you wanted or expected them to, they work out the way you didn’t know you needed.
AN: Personal headcanon that got away from me.
Spoilers: Starts after 8.16 with references throughout series. Will possibly fold in new episodes as they air.
( Read more... )
I started rewatching the series not just for something to do in the hours I am awake, but because while watching (and loving) Season Eight, it is very obvious how the show and the boys have changed. A lot of fans gripe about this, and the fact that the show use to be gritter, reflected even in the lighting and tones that used when filming the show, they break it up into ears. Kripke-era, Sera Gamble-era, and Season Gr8, which will eventually be called the Jeremy Carver-era, most likely.
While watching, I also understand why the series has changed with time, and rather like it. The series has changed as the boys have changed. Think about it. In season one, when we first meet the boys, they are young and plucky and quite frankly, sheltered still. They’ve seen a lot of crap and think they’ve seen their share of nightmares, but when you compare it to what all they eventually see, well, they’re still sheltered. In season one, the entire Winchester family is TERRIFIED of demons. Demons are the scariest sonsuvbitches in the entire freaking world. By the time they get to season eight, demons don’t even make the boys blink, they’re a common, easily dispensed problem, as routine as morning coffee.
In season one, the world for them is dark, nitty, gritty, and terrifying. By season eight, even the look of the show is lighter and easier, because the very things that use to terrify the Winchesters the most are no longer even really a concern. Sure, they are dangerous and not to be taken lightly, but they are something the Winchesters have faced and over come time and time again, and not something that sets them on edge anymore.
I mean, Meg was a SERIOUS threat in Season one and came back to cause a helluva lot of problems in Season Two when she made Sam her meatsuit for a week and rode him like a prize horse. Kinda naughty. Then she’s back in Season five causing problems again, gets two beloved characters and practical family members of Dean and Sam killed, horribly. By Season Seven, she’s working with the Winchesters, practically dating Dean’s bff, and is one of their allies because there are much more serious threats to the world at the moment. Season eight, she finally shows up again, and immediately joins forces with the Winchesters, because HEY! Bigger threat than me right now!
I would remind you that Meg, a demon, is the longest surviving character in the show. Dean’s first brush with death was in Season One, and only survived through strong-arming a reaper into trading his life for someone else's. He dies again at the beginning of Season two only to survive when his father makes a deal with a devil. Sam dies by the end of the second season. This almost becomes a tradition for them at that point, because they both start dying quite a bit and surviving through some miracle or demonic deal. Literally. Castiel himself has died on more than one occasion and been brought back without explanation. Meg has survived longer than anyone on this show. Girl’s good.
Back to my point, after everything they go through and are still going through, the show has shifted, gotten lighter, the boys have changed, keep in mind the show covers a ten year time period at this point. Change happens, no one is the same as they were ten years ago. The things that terrified them ten years ago are commonplace now. Some demons they’ve been enemies with for so long, they are practically friends now.
Dean once had no faith in God or angels or that both even existed, and Sam was the one with the faith and hope. Now Dean has a serious bone to pick with God, and an angel is one of the few Dean calls family. The tone of the show is lighter because the strain it puts on the boys is lighter, really, when it comes to monsters. They’ll handle it, like everything else that gets thrown their way.
The emotional stuff is actually what’s harder on them right now. Monsters are routine, they know how to handle that. They’ve never learned how to operate OUTSIDE of that though. Sam has, Sam knows there is a life outside of hunting and knows that there is a way out, or a way to adapt, that this life isn’t all there is for them. Dean doesn’t see that, because since he was four years old, monsters have ruled his life. He started being trained in firearms at age six. His life was protect Sam, obey Dad, fight the monsters.
He can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel because he’s never really been taught how to operate outside of what is now a comfort zone for him. He really knows nothing outside of it. Even in S6 (which we won’t talk about) he’s clinging more to an idea of that light at the end of the tunnel, a true happy ending. He’s clinging to what he thinks he should want and wonders why it isn’t making him happy like he thought it would.
Sam and Amelia… is another one of those things I don’t want to talk about. I think Sam did the exact same thing Dean did in Season Six, he found a life raft and he CLUNG to it. Sam clearly wasn’t actually happy, but he as keeping his head above water and not focusing on the fact that water was still trying to pull him down. It’s like survivors of a traumatic experience trying to put on a act, maybe if I convince myself I’m fine and things aren’t all fucked up, then other people will believe it too.
I like the current season and how the show has evolved and changed and the fact that the boys are having to deal with emotional stuff now and that they are struggling with it. That the monsters are commonplace and routine problems at this point, but still so much and bogging down on the boys that they don’t really see a way out. It makes sense that Dean has obvious PTSD and depression, shows symptoms of untreated childhood PTSD, that he can fight a war and kill monsters and stand toe-to-toe with demons and angels and not bat an eye, but it’s a life outside of that that scares him, because he doesn't know how to deal with the unknown, doesn't know how to let go of something that has been his entire life since he was four years old.
Sam sees a way out, and granted sometimes he doubts, but they are both running headlong through a forest at night, tripping and stumbling and striving for that light in the distance that will get them out and get them home. Sam saw the light, keeps picking up Dean and forcefully tugging him along behind him when Dean is tired and wants to give up, because Dean didn’t see the glimpse of light in the distance through the trees. In Dean’s mind, they are running on faith toward something that could have been the figments of Sam’s hopeful thinking, a mirage.
At this point too, Dean is fighting to bring Cas along with them. This friend that they’ve made that, I think the show has proven, Dean can’t live without anymore than he could live without his brother. Dean is never willing to fight for himself, though, but Dean will fight for the sake of others, so if and when Cas comes back, Dean will drag him along with them, fighting to get them to that light the same way Sam is fighting to get Dean there. So they stumble and crash through the underbrush and trees for something they can’t see but have a waning faith might actually exist.
The show started out about revenge; now it’s about hope, and I like that.
Title: Thinking of you
Spoilers: thru 8.10Summary: He made a point to think something reassuring in Cas’ direction at least once a day, sometimes telling him a story of something funny that happened, generally at Sam’s expense, in the hopes to amuse the angel.
( Thinking of you )
In which case, when the episode DOES air there's probably going to be a lot of this when it comes to Dean and Cas:
And my typical reaction when it comes to Sam and Amelia:
Anyone else? And yes, I know, hi, haven't been on in a while. Been busy. Also, haven't been writing fanfic. Writing my own novel. And recording podfic.
Summary: Dean discovers a few truths about himself when he and Cas are forced to go undercover on a hunt to the very last place Dean ever thought he'd find himself: a gay resort, called "Last Hope", geared towards failing homosexual relationships.
It looks appropriate, right? I'm not done with the podfic itself, yet. I've done about 40% of it.
BTW, there was a debate between the possible world saving parties about whether or not this apocalypse was the be averted by the Winchesters or if the Doctor should see to it. Dean insisted on deciding with a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, as the Winchester use it for most of their important decisions, but then the Doctor pointed out that he would probably be saving the world on Christmas, so it was only fair that the Winchesters avert this particular end. In the idea of fairness, they were inclined to agree.
The Doctor is scheduled to do it again from a different threat on Tuesday. Wish him luck, keep calm, and believe in the doctor. The Winchesters (Castiel included, of course, as the third Winchester) taking a Christmas vacation as a reward to themselves.
Being Human. USA version.
Starring Mark Pellegrino.
Granted, I know very little of this show, or if the BBC version is better than the American version or if they are anything alike at all really, but when i considered whether or not I should buy it simply because Mark Pellegrino is in it (AKA Lucifer) the answer I got was YES. If Mark Pellegrino is the question, the answer is always yes.
So yeah. I guess it would be appropriate to say that the devil made me do it? Twitter supported this decision as well.
Anything else by him you would recommend? or that you saw him in and he was, as he always is, fabulous?
Title: Head For The Exits
Read by: tenoko1
Cover by: tenoko1
Genre: Superhero AU
Word Count: ~25,000
Make sure you check out leyna55's awesome art post. It's seriously the best part of the fic. :D
Warnings: Minor character death, descriptions of murder scenes.
Dean's life in the Edge City PD is going swimmingly: There's a masked
vigilante prowling his rooftops and nursing a crush on him; a serial
murderer who's too damn smart for his own good; his partner is so new
she still smells like polish, and he can't quite work up the nerve to
ask out the coffee guy across the road.
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Had a person pop on Tumblr telling me that they LOVE YOUR VOICE!!!! The capslock is a quote. lol Not sure how they found me since I don't put my podfics on Tumblr, but.... Don't worry, honey, I like my podfics, too. lol It's the reason I podficced them, because I liked the story. I'm glad you like my voice, I'm not a proper judge if I sound any good or if I'm bad.
Okay, tired, can't think. Bye.
Title: Metaphysical Gravity
Word Count: ~79,000
Title: Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Wedding Cake
Genre/Pairing: Total AU, Romantic Comedy, Dean/Cas
Wordcount: 31k total
Warnings: Sex, movie cliches
Summary: The good ones are sometimes assholes and always taken.
The Soundtrack! All songs mentioned or used in one location! If you have not listened to the podfic yet, I seriously suggest you do.
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1) Here Comes Trouble- Sam/Ruby
2) Marry You- 2 Teenagers on their first date
3) Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold- Referenced by Dean as appropriate to his time in hell
4) Angel with a Shot Gun - flashback song for Dean and Cas' fight in alley
5) Endlessly- Dean in regards to Cas
6) Kiss me- background track
7) Midnight starlight- background track
8) People Change- playing on the radio in final scene