Ah, Dean. He falls hard, he falls fast, and he falls completely. It's no wonder the Dean/Castiel thing sprang up so quickly.
Okay, so here are some of my thoughts about episode 4x17 of Supernatural, in no particular order and just jotted down without any attempt to make them look pretty and coherent. This means there will be much spoiling below, so DON'T read this if you haven't seen this episode.
( SPOILERS AHOY! )
Pairing: Dean/Castiel (well, it's gen, but with future Dean/Castiel in my head)
Word Count: 2311
Warnings/Spoilers: If you've seen through "In The Beginning," you're good. Also, this isn't entirely consistent with canon.
Summary: Mary told Dean every night before he went to sleep that angels were watching over him. This is how she knew.
Disclaimer: Well, Eric Kripke, WarnerBrothers and the CW all own the rights to the characters and the show, but I own this notion and the words describing it. Even though I make no money from it.
Note: A bit of fic to dip my toe back in after far too long away. It's not very good, but it's something I've wondered about. Title from Jewel's song of the same name.
( For the first time since she married John, Mary regrets letting her old life go. )
My fellow Canadian Supernatural fans, I think we may be in luck. As far as I know, the next new episode of SPN isn't supposed to be aired in the U.S. until NEXT week, but I saw an ad on the Space channel indicating that THIS week, Friday, March 6, would air a new episode. Hooray for the few and incredibly far between times when Canadians get to see something before Americans. *waves Canada flag triumphantly*
At least, it looks as if this is the case. I could be mistaken, but I'll still be watching Friday night for the chance to see my boys early. ("Castiel," she wails, after being deprived for so long, "Dean." Oh, okay, and Sam, too.)
Also, happy birthday (yesterday) to Jensen Ackles. You are a beautiful, talented, true gentleman of a man, and we who adore you as an actor and a person -- and maybe, possibly drool a little over how gorgeous you are -- wish you joy.
(Psst. Yes, I'm alive, and starting to make an LJ comeback. Forgive me for not being here for so, so, so long?)
Title: Look Down From the Sky
Pairing: Dean/Castiel (um, pre-pre-pre-slash)
Word Count: 437
Spoilers: just for 4x01, really
Summary: When it comes to Dean, Castiel isn't like the other angels
Disclaimer: Kripke owns all, but I'm sure he gets a kick out of fic writers slaving away over his creations for no pay whatsoever.
A/N: I love this pairing, but for some reason, this is only the second thing I've written for them, and it barely counts as anything, given its puny word count and the lack of quality in the writing. One day, I will write these two something good. Oh, and the title comes from "Away in a Manger," but you probably already knew that. If that offends you right off the bat, back away quickly.
( Castiel was there. )
I've been reading a lot of Supernatural fic, lately, most of it Wincest, and there are some really good stories out there. But the other day, I found a truly gorgeous series bymgbutterfly known as the Dream 'verse, and I fell in love with it. (Sam/Dean)
The bare-bones basic premise of the series is the idea that Dean is aware of and a part of Sam's dreams. But that's not what makes this series the jewel it is. It's the writing. The characterizations are strong and perfect, and the writing is so wonderfully visual that you feel as if it is all unfolding in front of your eyes. The mood of the fics in this 'verse is contented and gentle, quiet and lazy, and there is a surreality to the descriptions of the dreams that is hauntingly lovely. The emphasis in these stories is not on plot but on the feeling of the developing relationship between Sam and Dean, and it's delicious. There is a sophistication to the writing and a beauty to the language that makes this series really rich and juicy, and it has become my happy place and my refuge from any and all angst.
In fact, I am going so far as to say that it is on the list (and I don't know how long that thing is, anymore) of my favourite fanfics ever, regardless of fandom. If you read SPN fic and you enjoy and/or don't mind Wincest, please take a look at these fics and leave some love for the author.
These are the existing stories, in order of their posting:
With No Provision But An Open Face (Along The Straits of Fear)
To The Very Depths
The Song Remains The Same
The Sound of Thunder, it Roared