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Sam/Dean Minibang Recs

I'd been looking forward to this fest for some time, and although it didn't go quite as I'd hoped in terms of my own fic (which, because flogging a dead horse is excellent exercise you can read here), I always appreciate getting to read new fic by other people - the best bit of being in a large fandom!

So here are a few recs (for fic because I'm pretty terrible with art recs - there was a lot of lovely art though!)

- Your Children Will Come at You with Knives by steeplechasers- the most visually striking piece of the challenge for me, there was a fantastic sense of terrible inevitability and a beautifully muffled depiction of manipulated emotions and fear. Definitely recommend.

- Juxtaposition by moonyj4m - super tender take on a slow growing closer through shared beds and shared closeness. Really well paced and the slide from (mostly) platonic bedsharing into their relationship was perfect.

- Heaven Sure Ain't Like It Is In The Brochure by righteousbros - wonderful use of canon in particular Dark Side of the Moon, a perfect fixing of all the untied ends. Very sweet and warming. I'll take a slice of that with a cup of tea please.

- The Treadmill by amberdreams As well as fix-its, I adore fics that fixes things without that being the central core of the story - in this one there's a (intriguing) plot, there's Sam time and then this wonderful resolution that ties it up neatly and ends on a hopeful note. Lovely.

- Five Times the Winchesters Pretended They Didn’t, and One Time That Didn’t Work by runedgirl - there may be a theme to these recs (with the exception of the first one!) and this is no different - there's a slow build relationship that I can only describe as pretty - the descriptions, the emotions and then the ending that unites all the different threads into an understated but real happiness.

Comments

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amberdreams
Nov. 17th, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the rec! I'd second steeplechasers and runedgirl. Now I need to read some more minibangs, as I'm so behind with that...
stripytights
Nov. 17th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Loved the story and I also love reccing things so it's a match made in heaven really! I've got a few left to read, mostly the longer ones.
steeplechasers
Nov. 17th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for the rec!! i can't wait to check these others out :)
stripytights
Nov. 17th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I really enjoyed your fic and I hope you enjoy reading the other fics :D
runedgirl
Nov. 18th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the rec! I can't wait to have a moment to myself to read the others!
stripytights
Nov. 18th, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
No problem - thought the story was lovely. There's lots of good stuff - hope you enjoy reading through!
glovered
Dec. 1st, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
Ah! So glad to find a rec post, and can't wait to peruse these!
stripytights
Dec. 2nd, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy them! Reccing is one of my favourite things to do and I don't do it enough.
glovered
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
I know what you mean. I feel the same way!
moonyj4m
Dec. 12th, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
aah thank you for the rec :) glad you liked juxtaposition.
stripytights
Dec. 13th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! I'm so sorry I haven't commented yet, sometimes things slip through the cracks.
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