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Today we have an awesome guest entry by [ profile] stellamira!

December 7th:


Poor boys. Nothing can ever go right for them, not even Christmas - As you can see by the bandages on Dean's arms and the (not visible) bandaid on Sam's finger where he got a fingernail ripped out. Outside the window there's the Impala and the motel's sorry excuse for a Christmas decoration. But they have each other and gifts wrapped in newspaper, and that's all they need.

Rec: I've read so many great stories in the last few years that I'm having a hard time picking. These stories, however, aren't only well written, there are great podfic versions, too.

Hangman Is Coming Down From the Gallows from [ profile] withdiamonds (Podfic) (SPN; Sam/Dean) - It's the last day of Dean Winchester's life. Over and over and over. This is a story that sticks with you for a long time, cleverly unfolding and pulling you in. I didn't want to read it and get distracted by a million other things, so I listened to the podfic while I had absolutely nothing else to do and could fully concentrate on it. It was in its own folder of my mp3 player, and when it ended, the "Y" folder came and with it Neil Young - Heart of Gold. For a second, I thought that it belonged to the podfic, because the melody and the quiet feel of the song fit so well after the story.

The Devil Really Does Wear Prada by [ profile] balefully (Podfic) (SPN; Sam/Dean) - You probably need something lighter after the first story now. You know these stories where an author takes an absolutely cracked-out premise - like, say, Sam graduated from Stanford and took up a job as the flamingly gay assistant of Miranda Priestly, editor of the Runway fashion magazine - and totally makes it work? This is one of those stories. Hilarious and scorchingly hot. And [ profile] sadcypress does an awesome job with the reading.

Live & On Stage by [ profile] allamboy (Podfic) (SPN RPS; Jared/Jensen) - Jared is a member of the Mickey Mouse Club and Jensen is "the shy one" of boyband 5 x Everything. They're both going on Disney Summer Tour 2009. Seriously, if that summary doesn't hook you, I don't know what will. If you ever dabbled in the Popslash fandom, this is the best crossover without actually being a crossover ever.

The Last of the Romantics by [ profile] balefully (Podfic) (SPN RPS; Jared/Jensen) - The story itself - a J2 version of Sabrina is as good as all of balefully's stories are, angsty, and hot, and, well, romantic. And I really like the podfic. The story takes place nowadays in the US, but fayjay/[ profile] pandarus's reading sort of reminds you of England, a long time ago, which fits it really well.

Song: There are so many great songs on Supernatural; these are some of the few that stood out -- because they fit the scenes or the whole show just perfectly. Or because Jensen can play a mean leg guitar to them. ;)

AC/DC - Back in Black // Rosemary Clooney - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas // Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising // Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son // Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

And one song that I still wish will be used on the show some time, preferably in the very last episode, when Sam and Dean and the Impala drive off into the sunset (a girl can dream, right?). Listen to the lyrics; it's like it's been written for Sam and Dean: Crowded House - Don't Dream (Hey Now)

Enjoy! :-)

Date: 7 Dec 2009 20:36 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kick-ass post!

Date: 7 Dec 2009 23:16 (UTC)
stellamira: (Popslash - Quiet)
From: [personal profile] stellamira
Thank you! :D

Date: 7 Dec 2009 20:45 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh you included podfic!!!

I'm going to be rolling around in this post for a while, I can tell.

Thank you!

Date: 8 Dec 2009 01:47 (UTC)
stellamira: (Supernatural - Sam in headphones)
From: [personal profile] stellamira
I'm listening to a lot of podfic at the moment. Mostly the same few stories (I should probably burn another CD for my car), so I can almost speak along to parts of some of these now. ;)

Date: 8 Dec 2009 22:05 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh you included podfic!!!

Hee, that's pretty much what I said when she sent me her entry! Such a fabulous idea. &mira;

Date: 7 Dec 2009 20:49 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not in SPN fandom, but I read Hangman Is Coming Down From the Gallows because it was Donna, and it completely blew me away.

Date: 7 Dec 2009 20:49 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
er, which is to say, I'm very glad to see it recced!

Date: 8 Dec 2009 01:40 (UTC)
stellamira: (Popslash - Santa Justin)
From: [personal profile] stellamira
Got that part. ;) I really like it a lot, too.

Date: 7 Dec 2009 21:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a lovely lot of podfics! The Devil Wears Prada is wonderful to listen to on long car trips. And AVSC is one of my favorite episodes and you've made me want to watch it again. Such lovely boys.

And thank you for the rec!

Date: 8 Dec 2009 01:21 (UTC)
stellamira: (Supernatural - Sam & Dean hug for real)
From: [personal profile] stellamira
You're very welcome. I've wanted to tell you how much I liked it for ages. :)

I listen to podfic in my car all the time at the moment, even for the short drives to work. And I think I need to watch AVSC again before Christmas this year, too.

Date: 8 Dec 2009 03:48 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't have Eye of the Tiger! Must snag!

Date: 8 Dec 2009 22:03 (UTC)
stellamira: (General - Christmas cookie baking)
From: [personal profile] stellamira
I agree! It's a good song. :)

Date: 8 Dec 2009 22:08 (UTC)
ext_979: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Fabulous guest entry, hon! Thank you again so much! <3

*makes note to download podfic and music*

Date: 9 Dec 2009 17:36 (UTC)
stellamira: (Supernatural - Sam working on Impala)
From: [personal profile] stellamira
You're welcome. And you should really do that. :)


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