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10 March 2007 @ 07:15 pm
Recs and Readings  
I love me google books *pets* It's easy and nifty, and even had the two main books for download that I need for my paper that's due by the end of March.

It was about time for some good news as well, after my department's library was closed for about a week and a half for revision and the main library's online search will hopefully be available again on Monday *shakes fist*

Not to mention that 99% of the books I need most likely won't be available because they're buried somewhere on other people's piles of readings or for other unknown reasons. Like this copy of that one article I ordered at the library - for real money - after the system had promised me I'd have them in three days time. You could imagine how thrilled I was to get a note that the copy's just arrived a mere 4 months later. Useless to say, I didn't need it anymore by then. Being a student is so much fun sometimes o.O

Anyway, since I'm done whining, I spent some time going over my SN fanfic recs today. I hadn't updated the list since January and thought I owed the thing some love. All recs to WiPs that haven't been updated over the past 5 months were removed as well as dead links (RIP), and wherever possible, I tried to hunt down links to LiveJournal.

26 Supernatural Fic Recs, mostly Gen (alphabetically ordered)

Aftermath by legoline
I didn’t feel like talking An amazing take on how John and Dean dealt with Mary's death.
Complete - R: PG - Gen/Angst - One-Shot - Words: 2460 - Published: 9-19-06

At Night by pixel_0
AU Vignette to Faith. There is no healer to cure Dean. As such, the brothers must grapple with their present together and possible future apart.
Complete - R: PG - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 2503 - Published: 1-18-06

Connected by purehalo
The red on his hands told of battles, of victories. Of Losses.
Complete - R: PG - General/Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1289 - Published: 6-7-06

Don't Fear by vichan
He turned around again, and his form began fading. Sam refused to blink until he couldn’t see his brother any longer. Dean keeps his promise and gives much more.
Complete - R: R - Supernatural - One-Shot - Words: 2257 - Published: 1-30-07

End of Messages by mellaithwen
Hunted missing scene. Original and effective look inside Dean's head while he's looking for Sam.
Complete - R - General/Angst - One-Shot - Words: 2043 - Published: 1-30-07

Evil As You Say by laytoncolt
You can only hold to your delusions for so long.
Complete - R - dark!fic - One-Shot - Words: 1051 - Published: 12-15-06

Fidelity by stillane
Sometimes it’s where you least expect it. Sometimes, it’s with you all along. Cheating death is an art sometimes.
Complete - R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 3615 - Published: 1-13-06

Illusions and Memories by ring34_ani
A lonely Sam thinks about his brother, Dean, who died a few years earlier. He gets slightly obsessed about seeing people who remind him of Dean.
WiP - R: R - Angst/(Sam/Dean) - Chapters: 2/? - Words: 4131 - Published: 1-3-07 - Updated: 1-20-07

O Holy Night by sunrize83
Sam knew the truth, and the burden of it was becoming more than he could bear. Dean wasn't the one who should have died.
Complete - R: PG - General/Angst - Chapters: 4/4 - Words: 9515 - Published: 12-27-06

Promises, Promises by Spooky-Girl
You can run on for a long time, sooner or later God'll cut you down... Raw and hearbreaking BUABS tag.
Complete - R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1718 - Published: 2-12-07

Redux by braveinnewworld
Dean has always tried to keep his promises to Sam – but this one is by far the hardest.
Complete - R: R - Dark!fic/Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1403 - Published: 1-21-07

Slow Dancing In A Burning Room by McB
He's falling to pieces, and his brother just can't hold him together anymore. I really like Dean here and how nicely references to Caleb and pre-Stanford era are woven into the story.
Complete - PG - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 3271 - Published: 2-2-07

So Far From Home by glorfinniel
Sam's having trouble letting go after Jess.
Complete - R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1476 - Published: 3-4-07

The Fire In Which We Burn by conquest
The Winchesters' lives are shaped by fire.
Complete - R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1785 - Published: 2-13-07

The Yellow Crayon by ignipes
They keep telling him Mommy is in heaven. Realistically and heart-breaking picture of the Winchesters; of John and Dean in particular.
Complete - PG - General/Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1300 - Published: 2-2-07

Three Things Dean Left Behind by ow_bandaid
They are all gonna have a part to play.
Complete - R: R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 742 - Published: 11-23-06

Till I wake Your Ghost by caithream
Stanford era. Sam goes missing. Jess gets a hold of Dean, and finds out what the word 'hunting' truly means.
Complete - R - General - One-Shot - Words: 8098 - Published: 3-10-07

Trajectory by fiddleyoumust
Sam can tell that something is changing, coming, but he doesn't know what it is. He feels ripped out and raw, bleeding from a wound he can't find.
Complete - R: PG - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 813 - Published: 1-16-07

Troubles, My Old Friend by mellaithwen
Pretty soon, Dean’s gonna crack. 2x14 Born Under A Bad Sign tag.
Complete - R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1547 - Published: 2-9-07

Twelve Mintues by dotfic
Reflection of the 12 mintues time it takes Dean to get Sam to a hospital after a hunt gone down.
Complete - R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 1825 - Published: 3-4-07

Untitled by NC Girl
Lovely snippet out of their hunter-lives, loads of hurt and love and bantering.
Complete - PG - H/C - One-Shot - Words: 1291 - Published: 2-20-07

Unwell by Vermilion Angel
A very patient and awesome Dean takes care of a sick Sam.
Complete - PG - H/C - One-Shot - Words: 1543 - Published: 2-27-07

Wait Without Warmth by pixel_0
AU piece pulled from the episode "In My Time of Dying" in which, after talking to the reaper, Dean chooses to stay behind.
Complete - R: R - Angst/Mystery - One-shot - Words: 2338 - Published: 9-29-06

What You Keep Is What You Carry by ephemerall
He’d have noticed a long time ago if he bothered to really look that Sam’s given up a lot, too much, in his life for their family, and the truth is, Dean is just as selfish as Sam ever was. Missing Scene from Croatoan (Sam/Deanish)
Complete - R: R - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 244 - Published: 1-07-07

When Heroes Go Down (They Go Down Fast) by buffyaddict13
The war is at hand. It’s demon against man and we’re losing the fight. The special children are wreaking havoc across the land, side by side with demons. Dean is on a desperate hunt to find and save his brother while leading a small band of survivors to a final showdown.
It’s well written and nicely balances canon and horror elements and still gives just the right amount of attention to the characters.
WiP - R: R - Angst - Chapters: 2/? - Words: 16007 - Updated: 3-8-07 - Published: 3-4-07

Worldly Sounds of Endless Warring Were, For Just a Moment, Silent Stars by transposition73
Dean sits and stares at Sam for a long time after he passes out. A missing scene from "Playthings".
Complete - R: PG - Angst - One-Shot - Words: 777 - Published: 1-20-07

Last but not least, pimping the brand new snmissingscenes where one can find and post all kinds of fanfiction closely based on the actual TV episodes.

Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
Joapieceofcake on March 10th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs :-)
ヴェレーナ: john salvationongiara on March 10th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
No problem, and I'm sure you've read most of these already. I seem to recall seeing your name in loads of the comments while compiling :)
(no subject) - apieceofcake on March 10th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
zora_sourit: katezora_sourit on March 10th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, but I've never known about GoogleBooks *amazed*. It's pretty neat!
What is your paper for? I'm currently working at one (well, actually, staring at the Word-Doc ;)) for a seminar in linguistics.

Being a student is so much fun sometimes o.O
Dude! You can say that again ;)!
ヴェレーナ: sd backsongiara on March 10th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Hehe, it certainly is. Especially if you look for something in an 300-pages book and just put up a query and it automatically skips to the parts that are relevant.

I'm currently working at one (well, actually, staring at the Word-Doc ;))
LOL, it's oddly comforting to know you're faced with the same problems^^ Even the subject is close. What are you studying and where, if I may ask :)
Said paper is for an 18th/19th century English seminar and I really need the Schein ;)
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justfreefallin: Jensen animated dotjustfreefallin on March 10th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Ich werde diesen Post mal memorisieren, vielen Dank für die Recs!
Morgen schreibe ich merh, versprochen!
ヴェレーナ: jeff OMG YAYongiara on March 10th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Das eilt ja nicht, und natürlich viel Spaß beim Stöbern :)
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ヴェレーナ: sdj visionongiara on March 10th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Whoo, now I've read it, thanks for the rec! And whoa, what a ride that was. Poor boys and sooo brave *group hug*
(no subject) - legoline on March 11th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mia: scary got sexy sammyeien on March 10th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
I remember hearing about the google books thingy a while ago, but I completely forgot about it. I usually just download them from somewhere when I need a book for a project and it isn't available on the library. I think they take requests for new books too, but they take like forever, and as you said, by the time you get them it's likely too late :P

And so many recs! Good thing it's a weekend, I'm gonna need some time to browse though them, the off-site seems a great source of fics too, wow! *whises she was so organized* I usually bookmark them in the chaos of my favourites folder -_-
ヴェレーナ: sd brokenongiara on March 10th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
The thing is that the kind of books I need rarely are available at book stores much less online. Google books made me very happy this morning though.
Where do you get your book downloads from if I may ask?

LOL, my bookmarks looked really messy too, that's why they need cleaning out every once in a while or I lose the little control I think I still have left^^

Anyway, have fun browsing through some of those fics, they rock!
(no subject) - myeien on March 11th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ongiara on March 13th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
~-~: Shorepearlsphere on March 10th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Hello there!
I was just wandering on mad_about_dan's journal and found your post on one of her million of SPN entries *lol*. Got surprised by an icon of yours showing someone's behind *ahem* and thought oh wow that is nice! ok so I thought I gotta see who made that icon, but the best thing came later after checking this post by accident and the first thing I see "I love me google books", so I was like google books? does that exist?? what the hell? so I checked the website and then voilá I had a mini orgasm, thank you so much for posting this, you have no idea how much it has helped me, I've found booksfor my career I never thought I could find, and really interesting! thanks a lot! =D peace.
p.d: nice layout!
ヴェレーナ: Sam Knackiongiara on March 10th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello there!
*teases you further with icon of doom*

so I checked the website and then voilá I had a mini orgasm, thank you so much for posting this
Hee, it does have that effect on people. Glad it's of use to you. Google is getting more and more awesome :) I remember how insanely I squee'd when I first used google earth to locate my old house. Internet FTW.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by :)
Re: Hello there! - pearlsphere on March 10th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Hello there! - ongiara on March 10th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Re: Hello there! - ongiara on March 13th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
valkrys: SPN Dean okey dokeyvalkrys on March 11th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
Squeee!! New reading material for my less busy weeks! Hee. Awesome, thanks for updating and adding, it makes life so much easier because there are many stories out there which... you know... don't appeal to me :-)

I've never heard of Google Books. Are the books you need free that you can download them? I haven't been in a library in years. Granted, I don't study so it would only be for fun, but I rather buy the books than rent them, don't ask me why. Well, probably I take them with me anywhere and would probably damage each and every one *laughs*
ヴェレーナ: sd CSPwDT flashlightsongiara on March 11th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
Well, I just hope we share a similar taste LOL But yeah, it was about time I updated before I lose track of the ones I likely want to re-read on rainy days.

I rather buy the books than rent them, don't ask me why.
Same here. It allows taking notes in the book right away but truth is, I just can't afford buying them all and quite often there's just a chapter or two that I need and not the whole thing.
As for the downloading option, it really depends on what they offer, some are just incomplete previes, others are complete ones (with a note in green saying so) that usually are downloadable for free. For instance, I needed this one for said paper and took it from there as a pdf-file.
I think it's pretty nifty for other stuff as well, just to sort of take a sneak preview into a book and see if it's any good.

Well, probably I take them with me anywhere and would probably damage each and every one *laughs*
*wegkugel* Is that what you do to the fanfiction you take with you on the train?
Steffilegoline on March 11th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
An amazing take on how John and Dean dealt with Mary's death.

Aaaw! *squishes*

Ooooh, recs! Recs!
ヴェレーナ: turning point 2.01ongiara on March 11th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
*Squishes baack* And OMG I'm so utterly blown away by STTOS so far. I initially meant to write down my impression after each chapter but I just couldn't pause reading, that was about 5 hours ago and looks like I can't go to sleep tonight before the very last line *dives back into fic*
(no subject) - legoline on March 11th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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goodnight on March 20th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
I added you to my friends list cause you seem to be most excellent, and I can always use another SPN loving friend ;) Hope thats ok! :)
ヴェレーナ: sam laughingongiara on March 20th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
Oh sure, Supernatural friends are always welcome *adds back*
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