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Fiction Masterlist

Posted in reverse chronological order, which hopefully means the ones at the top of the list are better. :-) Right now it's all Supernatural. Most of this can also be found on AO3 if you prefer to read it there.

You want to illustrate/translate/podfic/remix/write a sequel or prequel to one of these? Nothing would make me happier. All I ask is that you send me a link when you're done.

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My Summergen gift!

Once again, my Summergen gifter went in a direction that I never even considered when I came up with the prompt. Is that what normally happens? This is only my second year to participate, so I don't know. What I do know is that it makes it so much fun! I know writers often apologize for not producing what the writer expected (and I may have even done that last year? who knows) but honestly, I really enjoy getting a story I didn't expect. I'm not going to tell you what I like about it, because that would be spoilery, but I am going to ask that you go read it yourself and show my mystery writer some love!

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In praise of season 8

Wednesday I took the day off work to Get Shit Done, which invariably means a little time spent Getting Shit Done and a little time spent Watching Supernatural Reruns on TNT. As one does. (I'm home. It's on. What am I supposed to do, ignore it?)

They were on season 8. As far as I'm concerned, s8 is a good example of both the best and the worst of SPN. The first half of the season is a train wreck, starting with the brothers' tepid reunion. I don't know if I've discussed this here, but the first time I watched 8.01, I assumed Sam left in the middle of the night because he got a phone call from Dean. I'm still not convinced their meeting in the cabin is supposed to be the first time he realizes his brother is alive. And then there's Amelia, who I just don't like (sorry kalliel). Partly because she's a shrew, and partly because she's a symbol of the brothers' fractured relationship. (No, I don't feel the same way about Benny, because Benny sacrificed himself to save Sam. All is forgiven, you adorable blood-sucking Cajun.) And brother vs. brother is just not what I'm here for. (Unless, of course, you're talking about brothers under the influence, like Demon!Dean chasing Sam through the bunker with a hammer, because I am ABSOLUTELY HERE FOR THAT, FUCK YEAH.)

Although, to give her full credit, if it weren't for Amelia we wouldn't have this. So I guess she is forgiven too.

But as soon as we ditch Amelia and Benny, things get significantly better, because we go right into "LARP and the Real Girl," and hello!

Some of my favorite things about this episode...

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Anyone up for beta reading my summergen fic? It's about 10k words. I'm pretty good on spelling/grammar/punctuation; I'm really looking for logic errors, conflicts with canon, this entire section is boring and stupid and adds nothing, etc. Please send me a PM if you're available, thanks!
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Because I am still, somehow, not over 13.21, "Beat the Devil"

But what if there weren't any vampires at the door, because we know it wasn't about the vampires, we know Sam would have bared his throat to vampires for all of eternity if that was the way to save the people he loved, what if it was just Sam and Lucifer, and Lucifer telling him either you go with me and let me show Jack that I brought you back out of the goodness of my heart, or I snap my fingers and you're a corpse again, and Sam said I'm not playing your game, so just do it, and Lucifer held his hand up, fingers ready to snap, and then there was a strangled wait from the doorway, a word that sounded like it had been ripped from someone's throat, and Sam turned to see Dean there, Dean who had fought his way through the vampires and was standing there almost as battered and bloody as Sam, Dean who had been standing there long enough to hear the Devil's offer and to hear Sam refuse it, and he said please, Sam, please say yes.
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In which I have a bad memory and an even worse imagination

Going through my s13 episode recaps for the s13 wrap-up poll reminded me of so many wonderful things I'd forgotten. I know this season fell short in some ways, but in other ways it was marvelous, and for some reason, many of them slipped my mind. Dean being unable to breathe in "Good Intentions," and reaching out to Sam, and Sam yanking him out of the dungeon and pawing at him in the hallway? Dean patting at Sam's "Disney princess hair," and Sam shaking him off, in "A Most Holy Man?" Sam trying SO HARD to be nice to Dean in "Advanced Thanatology," and the story about him trying to talk a stripper into going to nursing school? These things are gold.

(You know what isn't gold? I forgot to add Dean's death to the questions about character deaths. Even though I mentioned it in a different question. I feel like an idiot."

And I was also reminded to two mytharc-related things. One was actually near the end of the season, in "Unfinished Business," when the Trickster tells Gabriel that he lived for nothing, and he'll die for nothing. Considering that he died buying the Winchesters time to go through the rift, and they just stood there and watched him die instead of going through the rift, I think it's fair to say that prophecy was accurate.

The other is this graffiti we saw in "The Bad Place." (There be spoilers ahead if you somehow don't know how s13 ended.)

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