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summergen recs

I have a goal this summer to read or at least try all the summergen fics. Hence, occasional recs! (Anon, because authors aren't revealed until the end.)

I See My Light Come Shining (From the West to the East) - post-S8, 9.4k words
Wingfic! Somehow this has become a favorite trope of mine; I think it ties into my interest in body horror/general weirdness. "My body is doing what?" Anyway, post-S8, Sam starts growing wings in a very well-reasoned, plot-relevant way. (Hint: Lucifer.) These is a creepy, low-key story with a really striking finish. Kevin is great in it, too - so cranky and surly.

Would You Walk to the Edge of the Ocean - S2, two parts
It's like... temporary curtainfic? After Folsom River Blues, the boys' friend Deacon sends them to a beach cabin to lay low for a while. You guys, I loved this SO MUCH. This is a fic with no easy answers, no easily defined emotional beginnings or endings, just moments that roll together into something bigger, maybe.

Sam and Dean's dynamic is wonderful: caring about each other, but still talking past each other. And though they don't get each other a lot of the time, they're not picking at each other, either. Sam's studied calm, impervious to Dean's questions and apparently weird hang-ups, is a thing of beauty.

The author uses the setting to great effect, too: there's this sense of time slowing down, of plenty of space and quiet, letting the boys think through and talk around things they haven't been able to for a long time.

This is one of my favorite fics that I've read this year, I think, definitely one of my favorite Sam-and-Dean centric. It helps me remind what I loved about those early seasons. I can't recommend it enough. GO READ.

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tifaching
Jul. 14th, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
Would You Walk to the End of the Ocean was so fabulous. The characterizations and the insights into Sam and Dean were spot on and the OCs were fantastic. What a great bit of fic. I loved it.

snickfic
Jul. 14th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
SO GOOD. It's hitting a spot for me that hasn't been hit in a *long* time, like that big genfic binge I had when I first got into the fandom.
brutti_ma_buoni
Jul. 14th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
I was reading Would You Walk pretty much at the same time as you - your comment only showed up for me after I'd posted mine. I agree with every word.
snickfic
Jul. 14th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
I just want to sink into that fic for days.
kalliel
Jul. 14th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Summergen! \O/ I love reading for this challenge so much, and I agree about the beach fic. <33333 Have you read today's? I thought it was wonderful, too. *____* Summergen.
tifaching
Jul. 14th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
I so envy that kind of imagination and skill. Today's story was brilliant.
kalliel
Jul. 14th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
I realize we're like, MILLENIA away from this, but now I just want author reveals so I can rush off and friend this person. And then read all the things they'e ever written.
snickfic
Jul. 14th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
I'm halfway through it! I think I'm going to need to read it twice, because I'm not catching everything the first time through. I think it will reward the reread, though.
kalliel
Jul. 14th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
So worth it! I died.
harrigan
Jul. 14th, 2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking the time to rec. I've been swamped with To-Do tasks and reading time is so limited; but now I can pluck a few gems and be rewarded.
snickfic
Jul. 15th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
You are most welcome! I always enjoy pointing people to good things. :)
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