Pinched from poisontaster
and adapted slightly cos I don't give nearly enough feedback anymore.
Top FivesTop Five Fanfic Writers
Ames was my first friend on lj and we met through a fic on spn betas. I betad a few stories for her, and with her encouragement started writing some of my own, which she in turn beta'd. The best thing about this arrangement was that I got to see her fics first and they never cease to amaze me. She is the proof that OFC does not a Mary Sue make. She has a talent for creating real, warm, flawed women (and men) that you come to love as much (in some cases more *hugs Becca*) than the characters you know. Whether it is dealing with ancient sometimes insane vampires
, helping King Misha in his crusades
, rediscovering the supernatural world in a post apocolyptic world where everything and anyone are not what they seem
, watching Dean play doctor
or seeing how Daddy Sam copes in a world where everyone and anyone wants to kill him and his baby gir
l. She never fails to make me laugh, cry, squee snort and fall in love again and again and again. Seriously if you have not read this girl, go NOW!!!! She has a massive collection of stories, totally diverse ranging from het, slash, gen, romance, action, adventure or just plain crack and she is awesome.
Becks was the girl who took my love for Dean/Cas and turned it into a full blown obsession, she also introduced me to the wonder of the OTP of McShep (something I think she regrets each and every time I kick Cam) and her stories always manage to just hit my buttons, always!!!!! unfortunately I have no links as she has taken her fic down as she works towards becoming a kick ass full time writer HUGS but a list of my favourite authors just isn't complete without her in it.
I was first recced to this author by maharet83
when she pointed me in the direction of this beautiful Dean/Castiel piece
. At the time I was not a wincest reader or a J2 fan, but this story blew me away and it's shades of Sam/Dean made me want to explore Wincest further (which i then did and fell in love with) I then decided to jump in with both feet and started reading her J2 Big Bangs
and the obsession began. I think I have read every single piece that this girl has written and there is not one that I don't love. the imagery is always beautiful, her stories flow and she creates magic with words, her characters are real and wonderfully interactive and her AU's literally take me to another places where it is possible for Jared and Jensen to be super spies
. :) the only piece I haven't read actually is her current J2 wip
mainly because I am saving it up to read altogether otherwise I think waiting for chapters will make me cry :D
After discovering and falling in love with Big Bang last year I went on the lookout for old Big Bangs and came across this beautifully dark J2 piece.
After becoming a rabid fangirl I struck up a friendship with the writer and started reading more of her work and even when I don't even know
the pairing her skill and talent still; draw me in.
I found this writer through Dean/Castiel but when I found out she also wrote my otp Mcshep I was over the moon. Her stories are varied and immense and if they have any faults it is that they are too short and don't go on forever. Seriously when I got this
girl in the secret angels exchange I almost cried because I was terrified of writing a Dean/Cas after reading hers!!! There are way too many to list all of her fics, but some of my favourites are the right way to write alien sex pollen fic
, an AU with john as a runner
, The sweetest McShep first kiss, EVER
and lets not forget some yummily awesome Dean/CastieTop Five Fanfictions
Ok there are some crossovers here with the above list dreamersdare
's Black Cartel Verse
for example, will always be one of my favourite fics EVER, but as I have linked it above, I will give another five here with the assumption that this is in here too :)
1. autumn_lilacs ;Our Father Verse
;This is a wonderful story of the Winchesters in the future. Years after their final battle, the brothers are settled and happy, or as settled as they ever could be. Dean is married with two kids he adores, Sam is moving on and trying to move on from his past and the family are finally moving onwards and upwards. But life is never that easy with the Winchesters. Featuring some kick ass females, special mention to Becca the epic OFC librarian that owns my heart. It has twists, turns, dips and moments that will make you laugh, cry and want to gather the boys and their family up and give them a HUGE hug. Ames had managed to make a believable future for the boys, without falling to the pitfalls of making anything schmoopy or their lives too perfect and retaining the edge of darkness that SPN has that makes it so addictive. Yes I do ♥ this story rather a lot, can you tell.
2. A while back I fell in love with a show Terminator the Sarah Conner Chronicles, when it was cancelled just as it became more awesome than ever before, myself and maharet83
were very sad puppies :( then one day maharet83
told me about a fic by halcyon_shift
that she had just found, with words something along the lines of You NEED to read this, it is Season 3 in fic form
so of course I did, and of course it really is!!!! This is everything I wanted from Season 3, with spot on characterisations a grip on the Terminator canon like you would not believe, a totally believable plot and some of the kickest ass females that ever ficced. It has twists and turns and moments that will literally make you hold your breath. It really is one of those stories that if you are in the fandom, you MUST read.
3. A long long time ago I fell in love with fanfiction, and it was THIS FIC lanning
's Identical series, that made me do it. Smallville fic set around Season two I think. It had a Clark and Lex that I loved and adored. It was the first ever story that had me mixing up show canon with fic canon in my head, and it really was the begining of my love affair with fiction. It is Clark/Lex coming together through some major obstacles, but also introduces some strong secondary characters. The writer knows the canon and the characters (not just from the smallville verse) inside and out and it comes through in every word.
4. This story
's The Air Moves in to Fill the Spaces Where My Body's Been, made me believe in Wincest for the first time ever!!! Yes it is NC-17 and a lot of it is action of the sexually variety, but it is also beautifully written, and is just the right side of delicious fucked up ness that makes a relationship between Sam and Dean not only believable but inevitable
has a way with words that make you fall into the story and leave you gasping for more. There is a sequel
which is just as delicous and just as amazing.
5. Days without feather
s by pyrebi
was recced to me by a friend and when I read it, it literally blew me away. It is totally different from my normal choice in fanfic, but it is so beautifully written and so heartbreakingly perfect I had to mention it here. It is a story of Jess's family coping in the aftermath of their daughters death and what they know, or think
they know of the boy who had loved her. There are really no words for just how much this story moved me.