January 2nd, 2011

J2 It's Cold Outside

Sunday Recs: Eight J2

I love this time of year! Everything is new and shiny and there always is lots and lots of awesome fic to inhale. *happy sigh*

  • 48 Simple Rules for Success (Or How Not to Date Jensen Ackles) by ebcdic -- (Jared/Jensen, R) -- Just what the title says.

    This is Jensen as a spoiled and cranky superstar and Jared as his reluctant assistant. This fic is hilarious and endearing, and I like how it builds up a real sense of intimacy without any real physical contact at all.

  • 100 Days to Domestic Bliss (and other messes) by dugindeep -- (Jared/Jensen, NC-17, 20,800 words) -- Jensen falling for Jared is easy. Living with him is not.

    This fic! I do not even know. *shakes fist* It's different and fun and sexy, but life is hard sometimes. I read it and liked it just fine, but while I wasn't looking, it burrowed into my brain and now refuses to GET OUT.

    It has a real whirlwind feel to the whole thing and really captures the heartbreaking intensity of fighting with someone you love. It also captures the hope that loving someone gives. Great, emotional storytelling here.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate by neros_violin -- (Jared/Jensen, NC-17, 14,500 words) -- Food is love.

    More stubborn boys in love but refusing to admit it. Plus lovely descriptions of food. *wipes drool* The story traces Jared and Jensen's relationship from their first meeting through to their happy ending. It is a gorgeous, fun, lovely story.

  • Contemporary Art by painting_walls -- (Jared/Jensen, NC-17, 3,080 words) -- The one wherein Jensen has a crush on the hot guy with tattoos.

    Tattooed Jared who is strong and demanding and in charge? YES PLEASE.

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is by hunters_retreat -- (Jared/Jensen, NC-17) -- Jensen is the smartest man in the universe but has the social skills of a gnat.

    This is a space AU with a cranky and confused Jensen and a patient and equally confused Jared. Also, there are superpowers. And BONDING. *beams* I love this set-up and the world-building and boys teleporting into the other's beds and and and...YES.

  • Nineteenth Hole by withdiamonds -- (Jared/Jensen, PG, 1,128 words) -- Fic, bookworm!Jensen and Jared trying get his attention. Non-AU.

    Personally I'd find Jared waaay more interesting than GOLF, but apparently Jensen needed to learn that lesson himself...

  • Olive Tree Bay by arabia764 -- (Jared/Jensen, NC-17, 16,325 words) -- They met on the set of Supernatural, everyone knows that. This is the story of the rest of their lives.

    This fic is one of the most beautiful things I've read in a long time. I laughed, I cried, I...I don't even know. This whole fic is emotional and intense, full of love and passion. There are bits of it I know I'll never forget. Some of it is hard (as real life is) but this is beautiful, engaging writing and I hope you'll take a look.

  • where the treetops glisten by destina -- (Jared/Jensen, PG, 2,743 words) -- Jensen figures out what being home for Christmas really means.

    Sweet and lovely.