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Springfling recs, days 5-7

The last of my recs! More delicious stuff. I was a lot more organized about reading this year than last year, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the things and looking at all the art. Yay. This fest remains my favorite fannish event of the year.

Erg, this got long.


The Most Special, the Most Lonely - Sam/Kevin, R
Not my ship, but this comes far closer to convincing me than anything else I've seen so far. Set just after the finale, with Kevin feeling about how you'd expect, and Sam just needing some space, and them finding something in each other, maybe.

Hat Trick - Jared/Misha R
This is a horror/fantasy fic about a cursed hat shop. Yes. And it is both horrible and delightful. The author has a really deft touch, spooling out the story at just the right pace.

One More Miracle - J2, NC-17
Jared is the king of the land who has just secured his rightful throne, and Jensen is the right hand man who helped him secure it. I love this first of all for the worldbuilding, which is rich and fascinating even in the background, and second for the deep and equal relationship Jard and Jensen clearly have between them. A really neat vignette; I'd read a whole longfic set in this world.

My Rugged Heart - Sam/Dean/Jo, PG-13
This is a threesome-get-together fic featuring my fav SPN female character of all, but it's a get-together fic in which Sam isn't quite what he is in canon; his special abilities in canon have morphed to something stranger and more unpredictable here. And the eventual joy and affection between the three of them is just lovely.

Still Raining, Still Dreaming - Sam/Castiel, R
Post-8.23. Sam and Castiel, huddled in a cabin, talking past each other. Sam's fumbling to communicate; Castiel isn't even trying. A complicated, bitter, bracing piece of fic.

Better to Light a Candle - Sam/Castiel, PG
The softer, slightly sweet Sam/Castiel, also post-8.23. These are glimpses of friendship growing to something more, much to Sam's surprise - and a little dismay, maybe.

Nothing But Time - Ruby/Anna, R
4.09 wasn't the first time Ruby met Anna. I like what the other does here with Anna, showing that she always had sight beyond the strictly natural, and I also really like the Ruby characterization. Very nifty.

The Undone and The Divine - Ruby/Anna, ART
THE COLORS, oh my gosh. Watercolor, bright and vibrant, and the artist does some interesting contrasting things with Ruby and Anna's respective wings that are unlike I'm seen anywhere else (which is saying something - SPN fandom is extremely fond of its wings).

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Jun. 11th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
I am in such a weirdly specific mood for fic at the moment, like the fic equivalent of madly craving olives or something, and that Sam/Kevin and Still Raining, Still Dreaming are exactly dead center what I wanted.

ETA: they're so unsentimental. I've feeling a bit allergic to sentiment, but at the same time I don't want anything dark or cynical or OMG tragic.

Edited at 2013-06-11 03:19 am (UTC)
Jun. 11th, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
*nod* Are these green olives you're craving? Because both of those fics have rather a green olive flavor to them - a rich, sharp flavor.
Jun. 11th, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
The largish kind with the very dense texture and the pits still in them so they are a bit complicated to eat.
Jun. 11th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Well, now I'm hungry. :P

And yes, unsentimental, I know what you mean. I think for this particular time in canon, especially, sentiment would be a very poor fit. (Not that this canon has a lot of room in it for sentiment generally, Winchesters being who they are, but especially not now.)
Jun. 11th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
I'm usually very much a sentimentalist, certainly in writing, often in reading, though I like it cut with something mundane and domestic or some such rather than in the form of Epic Feels. But right now I want everything to be a bit sour but not unhopeful.
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