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26 June 2008 @ 10:27 pm
Supernatural Fic Rec Discussion - Media West  
Supernatural H/C – A panel at the MW con that shared favorite hurt/comfort fic recs for Supernatural series fic, college fic, AU fic, Wee!chester kidfic, and RPF (gen) fic. The rules were no death fic, no unhappy fic; and to share your keepers and come out giving everyone a "To Go" bag of great fic recs.


In general, these stories are in no particular order and reflect the taste of the group at large rather than me specifically. Summary information is frequently from my notes from what the fic rec person said rather than from the author's site. I may do a more specific fic rec list of the ones I've read so far and liked later, but I'll put a (*) next to those stories for now.

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Supernatural Story Finders - This is a great resource for finding SPN stories. You can post a request for a specific type of fic (i.e. Dean with amnesia, kidfic where Sam gets lost, J2 AU fic, etc.) or just browse the listings. They have a tag sorting feature by categories which is really well done. I can't say enough good things about this LJ community.

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SUPERNATURAL FIC RECS

DisOrientation* by Deanish
Summary - Sam’s first day at Stanford and Dean’s tagging along.
Story
Author FF

Contact by Deanish
Summary - AU College story for Sam and Dean. What if Jess lived? What if Sam broke the stalemate and called home to tell his family he was getting married?
Story
Author FF

In Reverse* by sodakey
Summary - (Post-Faith, Season 1 ) While on a hunt the boys run into some of Sam's old Stanford friends. The Stanford group have a definite outsider's perspective on Sam and his brother, Dean, and we see the Sam and his relationship with his brother from a variety of viewpoints. Meanwhile, the hunt brings back memories of another one that happened where Dean was hurt giving lots of flashback's to teen!Winchester days with Dad and young Sam, and now the same thing that hurt Dean is trying to hurt Sam. A novel length story with lots of really good Dean and Sam angst in equal measure. One of the best stories ever!
Story
Author LJ

Skin Horse* was by Kellifer
Summary - Dean starts getting flashes of memory when he touches things, starting with a stuffed animal of Sam's from John Winchester's storage space and progressing on. Really captures a great sense of the relationship between the two brothers and they both handle things.
Story
Author LJ

Keep Your Hands Off My Girl* by Kellifer
Summary - Dean and Jess swap places/bodies and Sam takes a while to figure it out.
Story
Author LJ

Minkmix* (general rec, read everything!)
Summary – She does a lot of wonderful outsider POV and quick short stories of Dean and Sam both teen!Winchester and adult. You can't go wrong with Minkmix. Generally very even handed with both Dean and Sam as the main characters.
Author LJ

Minkmix* (Supernatural/Dark Angel crossover series)
Summary - An ongoing Dark Angel/Supernatural crossover series focusing on Dean, Sam and Alec (Jensen's character from Dark Angel) and what if the pulse that blew out the country in Dark Angel was the hell's gate opening and letting all the demon's out and what if Alec was Sam's son.
Story Series
Author LJ

Living Expenses* by Tolakasa
Summary - Sam’s Stanford scholarship doesn’t pay for everything, as Dean finds out.
Story
Author LJ

Salvation (series)* by Gekizetsu (aka B. Stearns) and Maygra
Summary - A series exploring if Sam eventually married Sarah, and he and Dean did have a happy ending where they got to live a normal life, or as normal as Winchesters can ever get.
Story
Author Website
Author LJ

Month of Open Doors (series)* by Gekizetsu (aka B. Stearns)
Summary - Dean is soul jacked and Sam needs to save him, then there’s aftermath!
Story
Author Website
Author LJ

Ten Going On Thirteen* by Dodger Winslow (aka BEKi of Dorvan) (general rec, read everything by her!)
Summary - When John is wounded in a diner shoot-out his life is in young Dean and Sam's hands.
Story
Author LJ
Author FF

Parental Instincts* by Dodger Winslow (aka BEKi of Dorvan)
Summary - Parent's Day for Sam or Dean in elementary school and John actually shows up. A teacher's perspective on the unusual Winchester clan.
Story
Author LJ
Author FF

Freaks and Monsters* by Dodger Winslow (aka BEKi of Dorvan)
Summary - A teen!Winchester story that highlights that not all monsters are supernatural some are human. Dean has a friend that he doesn't know how to help. Dad goes very dark "grrr" to protect his kids and children in general. Sammy is adorable. Although there are original characters in this story, it is ultimately about the relationship between John and Dean.
Story
Author LJ
Author FF

Through the Looking Glass* by sardonicsmiley
Summary - Dean swaps place with himself back in time as a child. Now older Sam ends up with Little Dean, and Big Dean ends up with young Sam. [A really interesting premise and both old and young versions of all 4 characters are told amazingly well.]
Story
Author LJ

Trollprincess* (general rec if looking for Sam/Jess)
Summary – She does some very good Sam at Stanford with Jess stories which frequently includes clues to how Sam is or is not hiding how different he is from the average guy who didn't grow up Winchester.
Author LJ
Author FF

The Woods are Lonely Dark and Deep by Blueiris08
Summary - Sam psychic powers story where he is protective of Dean. Involves a fearful child spirit. Also has a sequel where the little girl ghost remains and is resonating fear.
Story
Author FF
Author LJ

Time of the Season* by Anonymous
Summary - (A great gen J2 fic!) A psycho fan is stalking Jared, and the only thing he sees between Jared and him being best friends forever is Jensen. So he kidnaps Jensen and puts him somewhere that the police and Jared will never find him and now Jensen is running out of air, Jared must put himself into the hands of the stalker to get him back. Huge angsty fic for both Jensen and Jared fans.
Story

Payment Plan* by Minkmix
Summary - A young Dean gets taken by a very bad man when John doesn't pay his debts. An awesome angsty h/c story written mostly from the bad guy's point of view, and then with a number of epilogues from John, Sam, Pastor Jim and Dean's point of view.
Story
Author LJ

Bridging Two Solitudes by Scullspeare
Summary - A vengeful spirit’s attack leaves Dean hypothermic and fighting for his life, while a concussed Sam, lost and alone, battles to get back to his brother.
Story
Author FF

Strangers and Angels* by Reading
Summary - A nice comforting story (the first in a series) where Dean and Sam take a break and meet a town full of nice strangers. If you've ever wanted Dean and Sam just to get a hug once in a while this is a good series for that. (Author is very even handed with treating with Sam and Dean and even wrote 2 de-aging fics first one on Sam and then one on Dean in this series just to be fair. The first one is "Changes" where Sam de-ages and Dean returns to have a base camp to help Sammy from until he can figure out a solution. The next one where it's Dean's turn is "Regression".)
Story
Changes Story
Regression Story
Author FF

House of Burden by Maygin
Summary - AU fic asking the question what if there had been no fire but that Sam still had his psychic visions and became an amateur hunter. Some think he's crazy and should have psychiatric help, but slowly Dean realizes he's right and helps him. Very dark but with a good ending according to the rec person.
Story
Author FF

Under a Haystack* by Emily Brunson (aka Janissa11)
Summary - Sam wakes up to a Dean who's been de-aged to eight years old who doesn't remember any of their life together and is looking for his little brother. Sam has to convince little Dean to trust him.
Story
Author LJ

Hostage by Agent Five
Summary - Sam hurt/Dean comfort. Vengeance springs from an unexpected source and takes Sam. Hurt and helpless, he hopes for rescue and faces a terrifying truth about himself.
Story
Author FF

Last Plane Out by MuffyMorrigan
Summary - Sam and Dean meet up with some of Sam's Stanford friends while in Vegas and they're not very nice to Dean. Dean leaves for a hunt. Sam gets hurt and his friends don't help him and Dean now has to race to get back to him, but it means taking a plane and racing back across a thousand miles. (Smarmy)
Story
Author FF
Author Website

Ramble On by Gaelicspirit
Summary - Dean's seriously hurt by a Wendigo.
Story
Author LJ

Out of Harm's Way by Sylvia Bond
Summary – Wee!chester kidfic. An OFC gets a call from CPS meant for John about his kids and ends up taking them in. Nicely touching, with good details according to fic rec.
Story
Author Website

It’s What You Do by Ridley C. James
Summary - Sam’s just doing his job, and Dean has to pay for it.
Story
Author FF

Red by Big Pink
Summary - Something evil is killing people in the forests, possibly the same predator that Dean narrowly escaped years before. How Grimm will things get before the brothers figure it out. (Dean = Little Red Riding Hood?)
Story
Author FF
Author Website

Dazzleland by Big Pink
Summary - Sam’s making plans for Stanford.
Story
Author FF
Author Website

In the Pursqueeter by Tyranusfan
Summary - Sam is kidnapped and Dean rescues him, and then there's the recovery.
Story
Author FF

Lake Effect by Kimonkey7
Summary - Weechester. A young Dean feels the weight of being always in charge of Sam but when he goes out to the lake at a cabin they're staying at it's young Sam who ends up saving his big brother from the monster who is determined to drown Dean at any cost.
Story
Author LJ

A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Kimonkey7
Summary - Dean keeps his word and there are serious consequences. Dean becomes addicted to heroine. (The person who rec'd this promised it had a good ending.)
Story
Author LJ

Heart Like A Wheel by Kimonkey7
Summary - Sam and Dean try to figure out the cause of a string of deaths covering a century. A succubus comes after Dean and hurts him. Then Dean and Sam spend a lot of time worrying about the other one and how they're reacting to things. (Warning – Strong R content).
Story
Author LJ

Blind Spot by PDragon76
Summary - Dean's on a slow burn after a bloody confrontation and Sam is there to pick up the pieces. Epic story where Dean gets seriously whumped.
Story
Author LJ

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Bookmarking - These were two website tracking tools people at the panel suggested to use to make fic tracking lists. I've never used them. I'm kind of torn on them to be honest. On the one hand it would be useful to have a list feature like this which is easier to share things like the stories on the page, on the other hand, it's another site to got to away from your LJ or your website and so an extra step to sign up for and maintain.

Del.icio.us
Summary - create your own fic rec list with a website tagging system (sort of like the reading lists on amazon.com).

Readbag
Summary - Google tool that stores website links for a quick list of where you want to go back and read later, good for marking fic you’re browsing through. Also, allows you to make small quick comments on each link. Not certain how it’s different from just bookmarking, but sounds interesting.


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margec01margec01 on June 28th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Whee, I'm passing along your recs to some of my Supernatural friends in Real Life. I know they'll enjoy the fruits of your labor. Thanks!
penfold_xpenfold_x on July 1st, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
Yay, it's up! Thanks so much for taking on this project! The recs were flying so fast it was hard to track everything that was being mentioned.
(Anonymous) on May 23rd, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
For some reason I can't find any of Trollprincess' stories! I've looked on her Live Journal page, but I don't know where to look once I'm there. Help?
myfieldnotes: SPN S&D Car lean in fieldmyfieldnotes on June 6th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Here's the most current link to Troll Princess' page that lists all her Supernatural stories. (Note it's a mix of gen and slash).

http://apocalypsos.livejournal.com/tag/supernatural%20fic

Hope that helps!