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lemanya: ([spn] Levee- hoping for redemption)
If you haven't seen it yet- GO NOW.

[livejournal.com profile] secretlytodream has done it again and made the most fantastic SPN video. Seriously, it's haunting and beautiful and perfectly cut together, contrasted beautifully with an almost monotonous spoken poem (2 poems actually).

It reminds you that beneath all the pain and despair and hurt, there's a heart and strength and love to the Winchesters that defies everything that is thrown at them.

VIDEO

Rec

Jan. 6th, 2012 11:20 pm
lemanya: ([text] shut up- ridiculousness)
So, I might only be like, 200 words in, but [livejournal.com profile] candygramme's Murder by Space is totally worth the rec. Really.

I mean I was planning on reccing it when I got to a hundred words in, but there's an Importance of Being Earnest reference being made, and I cracked.

It's like, space noir, only funnier. And with J2. So go, read. Now.

vid rec!

Dec. 29th, 2011 07:56 pm
lemanya: (Levee- Sam)
In all honesty, I could rec [livejournal.com profile] secretlytodream's vids every single time a post goes up, she's that amazing and creative. But this is extra special. This is one of those vids that nearly makes you cry (or hell, you might) because it reminds you just how tangled up in each other the Winchester's are- how being brothers trumps everything.

So go, watch!

Check.

Jun. 23rd, 2011 04:16 pm
lemanya: (shut up- ridiculousness)

My final exam for the semester is tomorrow, and I can't wait for it to be over. Then I'm going brunching with my uni mates to celebrate no more classes for like, two months. Then I have to pick up my cake for my birthday celebration tomorrow night. And then my birthday week and a half will be over.

In the mean time, I'm sharing this video.

Why I'm posting this really odd video... )
Enjoy!


It just occured to me that our names are in the credits, so the anonymity in this post is for naught. Oh well.

Rec.

Aug. 15th, 2010 08:05 pm
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Personal Effects by [livejournal.com profile] blueeyedliz . NC-17, RPS- J2AU, 16,000+ Words.

Summary: Jensen is deaf and has been struggling to connect with other people all his life, even more so in the wake of his beloved dad's death. Jared is struggling to cope following the murder of his twin sister. Grief brings them together, binds them tight and gives two teenaged boys hope where before they only had their anger. That is until a dangerous misunderstanding threatens to shatter their future together.


It's just absolutely beautiful. I cried all throughout the second part (and a little bit of the first).
lemanya: (don't read!!)

I come bearing a recommendation.

This story was written ages ago for the [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang and has been sitting in my "need to read" folder for just as long. I finally got around to it tonight and all I can say is WOW.

Beautiful and somewhat grotesque (it is the apocalypse) and vivid, the reveals are all just astounding and it's incredible how [livejournal.com profile] tabaqui weaved the season 4 (and 5) mytharcs into this new world. It feels so real, so natural, like this is exactly how it should happen from here on out and the events unfold so fluidly it feels like the reading time just passes you by. It's mostly gen, for those that do not read slash, but there is a bed sharing moment and later a small kiss moment between Sam and Dean that is more brotherly than anything else.

Comes to Dust - Tabaqui.

There isn't a masterpost, so the link takes you to the first of three parts.

vid rec

Feb. 25th, 2010 01:22 am
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Go. Back. To. Sleep by TikiTyler9
Sawed Off Reccomendations says:
Utterly intense and chilling, this fabulous fanvid focuses on the darker side of the SPN universe -- the gore, the violence, the blood, and the sheer terror. This video is also the marriage of the perfect song to the perfect imagery, with creepy and compelling shots showcased through fantastic editing and coloring. Not to be missed.
And they're absolutely right. I got about halfway through before I realised I was holding my breath- my heart was beating faster and I could NOT tear my eyes away from the screen. It's unbelievably creepy and chilling, and perfect and a testament to AMAZING editing. The best kind of reminder about the horror at the core of Supernatural.
lemanya: (Effy)

Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)

They Weren't There
by Missy Higgins. It's so beautiful.

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Day 15 → A fanfic
Wow. How to choose?

So I'm going with shameless self-promotion.

The One Hundred and Forty-four Thousand People of Israel.

Written by me (omg!). It's set post apocalypse, but is AU from 4.10 (Heaven and Hell) onwards. Basically, Ruby's still good and Alistair and Uriel are still alive. Though they aren't featured characters, just mentioned.
The story revolves around two characters, one who's living in a kind of safe house (he's telling the story), and one who's passing through. It's an outsider's point of view on the Apocalypse, the Winchesters, and how even though it's the end of the world, msaybe it's not so bad after all.

It's 6000+ words of ficiton I'm most proud of, and in addition, was recced by the Crack Impala community for Gen fic. :)
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Day 13 → A fictional book
The Phantom Tollbooth. Norton Juster.
"It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time," Milo remarks glumly. But his glumness soon turns to surprise when he finds in his bedroom an enormous package marked: 'One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth'.
Having nothing better to do, Milo points his little car towards the strange land that lies beyond the Phantom Tollbooth- the Kingdm of Wisdom. And before he knows what he's doing, he volunteers to rescue the banished princesses, Rhyme and Reason, from their Castle in the Air. But the stairway to the Castle is guarded by fierce demons, and the road leading to it is full of extraordinary and unexpected hazards. Is Milo quick enough to leave the Demons of Ignorance behind and cunning enough to outwit- among others- the Terrible Trivium?

It's a kids book. It's a novel, for sure, but it's a kids book. But it's a fine kids book.
The humour is similar to Douglas Adams- that silly cleverness that draws you in and entertains like nothing else can- and Juster draws it out wonderfully. Despite the childish nature of the plot outline, the development is clever and witty and sometimes you can't help but think "how on earth did he come up with that idea?". The novel is almost a meta on itself- it uses rules and expectancies and breaks them down, throws them back in your face and then smirks at you. And it does this because it knows it can get away with being so ridculous, because the themes at it's core are just so darn real.


Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Getting It Right...or why the world is so monumentally screwed: The manipulation of History. Alexander Canduci.
My father used to work with Alex for a short time, and despite them both being in the psychology and mental health industry, Alex has a fascination with history. So he wrote a book about how the winners write history and left legacies. Like for example, the Romans were so epic and fantastic because they said so, and nobody was going to dispute that if they wanted to keep their right hand. Or their head.
And it might seems like a somewhat boring premise, that only history buffs will like this book- but it's not true. It's brilliant. It's amazingly clever and funny (oh my god, it's laugh out loud hilarious funny) and entertaining. It makes history fun. For example, Chapter Nine is titled : How To Conclude A Book When You Haven't Got The Faintest Idea What You Want To Say, Let Alone How To Say It, Though You Know It Must Contain The Word 'Antiquing'.
For a quick preview (okay, it's not that quick, but it is a preview!) click here


lemanya: (S.A.M. 2000.)

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
 If you haven't already done so, check out A Very Potter Musical by the University of Michigan. It's funny, charming and satirical, and sheer genius. You can't help but love it.
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Day 05 → Your favorite quote
After much deliberation and quote reminiscing I have decided on the following. As much as I enjoy quotes with substance (say, from heavily thematic novels... or Descartes or Plato or Shakespeare) this one brings me pure enjoyment:

Before you insult someone, walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you do insult them... you're a mile away, and you have their shoes!

:)
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Because I only noticed after day 02 went up that it was actually posted a day late (officially day three), I then forgot to go back and post day 03 and am now like, totally whacked out with it.

*sigh*

so:

day three and four... )


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Day 02 → Your favorite movie

Without a doubt it is Oh Brother, where art thou?
I can watch it over and over and over and get as much enjoyment from it as if it was the first time. It's funny and clever, and has a gorgeous 1930's blues and bluegrass soundtrack.

And George Clooney :)
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Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television program
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic

Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)

Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 01 → Your favorite song

It took me forever to decide on one, because I fall in love with song all the time and as soon as I think of one, I'm like "oh, but what about this one?"
So, for reasons being that everytime I listen to this song I fall in love with it like it's the first time, I'm going with The Killers' My List
(off the Sam's Town album). It's not a song for everyone, in fact I know a lot of people who don't like it because the opening is weird and lets face it, songs aren't designed to cater for everyone. But I think it's wonderful, and the Killers always pull off the emotionally tortured sound so well (see: Uncle Johnny, also off Sam's Town) and if you look past the fact that I think it's about stalking, it's a very sweet song.
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Wow. Thank God Christmas is over.  :)

So the first thing that needs to happen is that more people should visit, and use [livejournal.com profile] thenicestthings because it's made of happiness and love.

Next, I have a bunch of recs. These are all from my favourites folder (which continuously needs to be re-evaluated and edited every few months because of the sheer amount of awesome fiction floating around) and consistently survive the favourites re-evaluations. So basically, they're good.
Some of these are sitting in the links bar of my journal, but I'm going to mention them again anyway.

[SPN]
Dangling on a string. Gen, R. By [info]legolineIt's been two years since Dean and Sam disappeared. When Ellen, Jo and Bobby find the brothers they're beaten, broken and perhaps, beyond hope.
Dark and angsty, this 9000+ fic was the very first Supernatural fic I ever saved.

Same Time Next Year. Gen, Pg-13. By [info]apreludetoanendPilot AU. Some things never change. When Dad goes missing, Dean comes for Sam.
A heartbreaking twist at the end.

A Bleak Understanding in Reverse. Sam/Dean, NC-17. By [info]lustmordred. It was hard to imagine that life without monsters could still kill them...
Oh. My. God. I cry every time I read this.

What the Dormouse Said. Gen, Adult. By [info]bellatemple. Pre-series. Dean's sky is falling.
Dean inadvertently goes on a bit of a bad drug trip. With (mostly) amusing results.

Can't (But I Can). Gen, PG. By [info]neppie. Just because you can’t hear, doesn’t mean you can’t. Sam has always been deaf and Dean has always been a little stupid.
Gorgeous and emotional, Neppie's deaf!Sam series (there's currently three, and I'm hoping for a million more) is just beautiful.

[HP]
Powerful Men. Harry/Minister of Magic (implied Draco), R. By [info]frayach. The Battle of Hogwarts was lost, but after ten years of tyranny and terror, Harry Potter has finally defeated Voldemort. Slowly, those who suffered the most under Voldemort’s reign emerge from their enslavement. New friendships are kindled, laughter shared, and secrets spoken, and all the while a bell tolls. The final message from one man to another, whose deepest secret only now does he understand.
One of the most amazing HP fics I've ever read, the voice and tone and general idea of it ended up inspiring (albeit several years later) my own fic.

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I'm nuts.

It occured to me today while driving to get a sandwich for lunch that Kripke needs to write an episode in which something attacks newlywed couples just so there's an excuse to use Billy Idol's White Wedding in an episode. And of course it has nothing to do with the fact I heard that song on the radio as I was driving around! Why would you think that?
And besides- a whole episode where Sam and Dean would need to be in classy suits and navigate around the drunk bridesmaids at the reception? I want I want I want!


And if you haven't seen this yet- do. For everyone's sake- DO!

JessicaRae is amazing.

N.B: Spoilers for the end of season four.

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So, the most amazing thing happened today.... [info]mimblexwimble posted her SPN Bigbang entry.
Why is this amazing? Because I supplied the prompt, that was originally for a short Christmas present in 2008. Eight months on, it's done. And posted. And thirty-five thousand words.

And it's a stunning piece of fiction.

It's emotive and haunting and slightly depressing (which happens to be how I like them) and is a masterpiece of writing. By far the best story of hers... and the best of the BB's i've read so far. And while I haven't read all of them- chances are I'm not going to find one better.

I can in no way express how brilliant this story is. So go and read it and tell her how amazing it is- because she deserves it.

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