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19th-Apr-2012 09:36 am
You're my happy place (j2)
before it's taken down.

I've spent the holidays devouring this amazing fic (more like a book).

Title: To Dream, Perchance to Live
Author: peppervl
Pairing: Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 161,744
Warnings: Dream violence, angst

Summary: Jared Padalecki is a Dreamer—a person who can insert himself into other people's dreams and manipulate them. While asleep, he can watch other people's fantasies, steal their secrets, and change their minds... all without their knowledge. For eleven years, he's been owned by Lumoinnovations, a powerful corporation that will stop at nothing to increase their influence and market share. Jared is their secret weapon, kept sound asleep and forced to Dream with people tricked into sleeping nearby while his handlers watch. When his latest assignment goes terribly wrong, resulting in the death of the subject, Jared is discarded as useless, left for dead in an alley.

He is found by Jensen Ackles, a man who is struggling to get over a failed relationship and who has almost given up hope of forging a true Bond with anyone. He has known Dreamers in the past, but none like Jared, who begins to heal under Jensen's care. When Jared truly wakes up for the first time since he was a child, it is Jensen who helps him find his way. They grow close as Jared gains confidence, and life is good... until Lumoinnovations discovers Jared is still alive and decides they want him back.

For hurt!Jared fans it's A MUST READ (though Jensen gets his share). The author has created an incredible world and the relationship between Jared and Jensen is to die for. There's action, mystery, intrigue, love, hurt, comfort, hot sex... it has it all. It's also wonderfully structured. It's very long (yay!)... but it's a page turner. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The reason I'm reccing and not at spn_littlebro is because the author has a note that it will be taken down soon. There's a PDF available so I would suggest that if this sounds like your thing grab a copy before it's removed.
19th-Apr-2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Just grabbed it and loaded it onto my ipad. Thanks for the rec - looking for long fics to read on the plane! In between packing what seems to be ALL the things.
19th-Apr-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Yay! Great for the plane ride. Exactly what I did...

WOOT! Not long now... \o/
19th-Apr-2012 06:04 am (UTC)
Just did. thanks
19th-Apr-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Welcome. :)
19th-Apr-2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! Your recommendations are usually my cup of tea, so I just grabbed it. I am reading your recent rec', "As it happens", and I love it. Please, whenever something really dark and disturbing comes your way (fiction wise, may we be spared from it in RL), either Dean/Sam oder J2- please let me know!!! I don't keep watch on fic comms, and I am a slow reader in English, so I would appreciate it if you could spare me some work and tell apart the readable one from the... not so worthwhile ones. :-)
20th-Apr-2012 05:53 am (UTC)
Oh cool. :) This one isn't "dark" as such (as in no non-con etc), but there is torture and kidnapping of a teenager so it's not exactly fluffy either.

If you like really dark fic you might like Prime. It's probably one of the darkest fics I've read (or...tried to read. I found it a little tooo dark for my tastes).

Oh, also Darkness Deep in You. Reeaally dark one. No happy ending or anything... But I was totally drawn to it and actually really enjoyed it. :)

20th-Apr-2012 06:54 am (UTC)
Woah, my face turned red just reading the author's notes... and of course I will stash it away on my iPad and read it in bed :-). Thank you so much for linking me! My "highlight" in dark fics was definitely The bright lights of Disturbia. Such brilliant characterizations and psychological insights! But, as the title indicates, disturbing. Funny what the mind wants to be fed with...

Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget SPN will be back! (As if you could forget that... *gg*)
19th-Apr-2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing - just in time!
20th-Apr-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
She says she was taking it down end of March. Luckily it's still there. ;)

20th-Apr-2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for pre-reading this for me! I bookmarked it when it was posted, but then after running into some disappointing bigbangs that summer after really liking the summaries I never went back to it, and hadn't thought about it in ages. I ADORE long stories, and much prefer them to short fic, so I know what I'll be reading just as soon as the semester is over...only 12 more days!
20th-Apr-2012 05:55 am (UTC)
Yeah - I had this bookmarked also. I finally went back to it knowing I'd have time to read it.

It completely sucked me in. ;D

I hope you enjoy it also.
22nd-Apr-2012 07:28 am (UTC)
I know this story! Saved it to read later - was quite terrified with the amounts of words D: lol

But after your rec I might rethink it and actually start reading :DDD
23rd-Apr-2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Hee... yeah. It's very long but I never felt it when reading it. I suppose it's what you're interested in, but I have a thing for other worlds and boy's quite literally bonding.

25th-Apr-2012 10:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up, om the take down of this wonderful fic. Read it a while ago and would have hated losing it for ever.Thank You
25th-Apr-2012 12:41 pm (UTC)
Welcome! :)
15th-Jul-2012 05:33 am (UTC)
Hi Ash, I hit upon this recommendation from you and was wondering if you have a PDF of it? I'm such a huge fan of hurt!Sam or Jared:)
16th-Jul-2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Hi there. I do have the PDF. I'm not at my normal computer at the moment but when I get hone (in a couple of days) I will forward it to you. If I forget feel free to poke me. :)
16th-Jul-2012 05:43 am (UTC)

I will! After your rec I'm very excited to get to read it! Thank you so much:)
20th-Jul-2012 04:51 am (UTC)
hi, I'm here reminding you, as you said:) Hoping you have a copy of that pdf - I'm at valwp@yahoo.com, and thank you very very much!
20th-Jul-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Oooh yes. Thanks for the reminder.

Copy is on it's way via LJ PM. :)
20th-Jul-2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
much appreciation! You're the best.
17th-Apr-2016 02:27 pm (UTC)
Hi! I know I'm REALLY late but I was wondering if you would share your pdf of the fic? I would so LOVE to read it but cant find it anywhere :/
29th-Jul-2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
Would love a copy of perchance to dream. Please send pdf to jennifer.hanlon83@gmail.com
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