Some stuff I've been meaning to rec for a while (time! that damn elusive thing. One more week and I have a lovely 2 week break).Communities
The awesome crack_impala
rec site is back! Isn't it weird how you get to truly appreciate something when it disappears?! We'll it's back - and in style!
It gives me heart that, even though LJ is quieter than it used to be, it's still around there are reasons to still be here.
I signed myself up to do some community recs for the other wonderful reccing site rocksalt_recs
but failed rather miserably because I couldn't get my act together to rec all the comms I wanted to in time. I managed to rec three comms (all_spn
) but I had some more planned. Namely these:spn_ontheset
has just announced that she won't be posting any new pics to the comm but it will remain open. If you love seeing behind-the-scenes pics (me me!) then it's worth taking a look anyway).spnroundtable
. This community is much quieter than it used to be but it's still an amazing comm. SO much awesome stuff posted there. Be sure to check out the tags. I recommend "ask the..(author, artist, vidder)", "workshop" and bertee
's fantabulous picture posts
. Delicious kink for those who love it!spnstoryfinders
. A very well organised comm (the tags are key!). A great way to find a lost fic or finding a particularly type of story that you need to read now
And my favs - ohsam
for all your hurt!Sam needs and hoodie_time
for hurt!Dean. ;D
And I have to rec that's very close to my heart - spn_littlebro
because the work the other
mods do on that site blow me away. <3Vids:
I am pretty sure you would have all seen counteragent
's wonderful Sam focused vid Radioactive
, but in case you haven't I recommend you take a look. This is an important vid, highlighting Sam's possession and lack of body control trauma. It's come at a particularly poignant time in the SPN saga. Sam doesn't get much of a chance to reflect on all the shit that happens to him - luckily we can. Skilfully edited and constructed.
If you want a fantastic perspective on Dean then volta1228
, is a must watch. It beautifully captures the multilayers of Dean Winchester. I don't think I've seen text used this way before either.
And if you want a vid that looks at both brothers then take a look at superkitte
's vid Flames
. A gentle video that examines this messed up, but full of heart, relationship.Fic:
I haven't read nearly enough fic lately. I have quite a few book marked and I will hopefully get to them this holidays. I did just finish reading the WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Restraint
(Dark Emeralds). I listened to the podfic AGES ago and I was waiting for the last instalment. It never happened and it slipped my mind. Well, I had a light bulb moment and went back and read to the end and absolutely LOVED, LOVED IT! A truly remarkable achievement. If you haven't read this do yourself a HUGE favour - curl up one evening with a warm beverage (or port) and bury yourself in this historical, warm, adventurous, highly entertaining J2 AU.
And if you love the AO3
(which I figure MANY MANY do as there are now over ONE MILLION works posted there \o/), you might consider donating
to help keep this brilliant site going.