I was tagged for the shuffle song meme by charminggoats:
"You can tell a lot about a person by the sort of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your ipod/itunes media and write the first 10 songs that play. No skipping. Then pass it on to 10 people."
- "Storybook Ending" -…
Ok, ok. I just saw this thing since I’ve been ignoring my tumblr. Um..without any obligation and because they’re the three people I actually talk to on here, I’ll tag dorkysomniloquist, lykerawr, and alphasapphirebrendan. Woo, silly and embarrassing things!
1. “Daria” - Cake
2. “Some Unholy War” - Amy Winehouse
3. “Cuntry Boys & City Girls” - The Fratellis
4. “Diamonds & Pollen” - Marilyn Manson
5. “Monster” - Lady Gaga
6. “Runs In The Family” - Amanda Palmer
7. “551” - Dessa
8. “Levater” - Yael Naim
9. “The Cave” - Mumford & Sons
10. “The Colonel(Doesn’t Call Anymore)” - Crime and the City Solution
Thanks to a sinus infection that was going around (and hit Jeromie pretty hard), we’re back in civilization a couple days early, if Reno can be called that. Ah, Reno. So close to hell, you can see Sparks! On the plus side, we had a very nice hotel room last night. Unfortunately, it seems like that might have been the last available room in Reno and we might be stuck here until Tuesday. The van, which had been running fine yesterday, suddenly has no speedometer, and a faulty gas gauge. There is exactly one service place open for the holiday weekend and we’re at their mercy. We’ll know in a couple hours whether we can head towards Ashland or if we’re going to have to sleep in their parking lot. Fingers crossed for the former.
“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time.”
TIME TO REVIVE A CUSTOM
Dean was sitting over Sam’s body and telling him how he failed him. This is one of those scenes where my brain knows it’s not real, but my body doesn’t and I become emotionally exhausted. Kim Manners, the director, made it more real putting a tarp up so I couldn’t see anyone on the set. - Jensen Ackles (TV Guide - Comic Con Special Edition)
Title: Dry Salvages
Genre: gen, mytharc!fic
Characters: Sam (POV), Dean (POV); minor Crowley, Abaddon, Castiel, Gadreel
Word Count: 40k
Warnings: post-traumatic stress, substance abuse (drugs), substance abuse (supernatural), suicidal ideation, some body horror, animal transformation
Summary: The First Blade is at the bottom of the deepest ocean; Sam and Dean go get it. With the help of a little cross-pollinated magic, Dean undergoes an unusual transformation, for in the deep, there’s more than a handful of origin stories that interweave and undercut the Blade’s. As Sam struggles to reclaim himself in the wake of Gadreel’s departure, he discovers that in the primordial sea, Heaven and Hell are not so far removed. And both might be clamoring his name.
However, with Dean faltering under the grim accretions of the last few years and the demands of his transformation, and Sam caught up in the impossibility of his own traumas (not to mention the return of an old temptation), it might not be Heaven and Hell that set the pace. From Kansas to Victoria British Columbia, they have 1600 miles to get their shit together or drown.
AKA the one where Dean is a whale, and Sam takes back Sam. Divergent timeline from 9x13 “The Purge.”
Link to fic: here
Link to art: here
This isn’t the kind of fic I’m usually into, but it was really good. Some of the best characterization I’ve read in a long time.