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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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] amber1960 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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.

Date: 2014-11-17 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
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...

Date: 2014-11-17 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stripytights.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 2014-11-17 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steeplechasers.livejournal.com
thank you so much for the rec!! i can't wait to check these others out :)

Date: 2014-11-17 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stripytights.livejournal.com
You're welcome! I really enjoyed your fic and I hope you enjoy reading the other fics :D

Date: 2014-11-18 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runedgirl.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for the rec! I can't wait to have a moment to myself to read the others!

Date: 2014-11-18 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stripytights.livejournal.com
No problem - thought the story was lovely. There's lots of good stuff - hope you enjoy reading through!

Date: 2014-12-01 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glovered.livejournal.com
Ah! So glad to find a rec post, and can't wait to peruse these!

Date: 2014-12-02 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stripytights.livejournal.com
I hope you enjoy them! Reccing is one of my favourite things to do and I don't do it enough.

Date: 2014-12-02 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glovered.livejournal.com
I know what you mean. I feel the same way!

Date: 2014-12-12 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonyj4m.livejournal.com
aah thank you for the rec :) glad you liked juxtaposition.

Date: 2014-12-13 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stripytights.livejournal.com
You're very welcome! I'm so sorry I haven't commented yet, sometimes things slip through the cracks.

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