So, here's the deal, alethialia asked for pimps to good SPN rec journals.
I knew of a couple when I went and did a search a while back, so I decided to be a bit more thorough and actually make a post about it.
*This is not exhaustive, rather it is what I can easily determine from LJ search and then also the summaries off of several reccing the reccers lists. If I left off what you consider to be a penultimate SPN rec community, please comment with the appropriate link
Of course, there's always crack_van
, but for some reason, this hasn't been working well for SPN. Methinks the poltergeists keep kidnapping our drivers. Or it's a curse. Yep, that's it. It's the curse of the yellow eyed demon.spn_themes
is a themed rec community for SPN that strives to help you find good fic via themed posts (eg, Valentine's Day, J squared, etc). Looks fairly active with posts at least every month.
provides her recs on sn_recs
. Mostly gen and wee!chesters. Also, not updated very often.37flavors
hits a lot of fandoms, but it also does list several people who list rec communities on it's profile page. Looking through, I didn't find many that seemed to be Supernatural oriented and SPN only has 7 recs in the 37flavors as a whole.
37flavors pointed me to recsrainbow
, a lists of various rec journals which is actually updated frequently it appears, listed the following: (Note, this isn't exhaustive list of those that are SPN recs, but rather the ones with the largest number of recs or ones who recced what seemed to be unique stories/genres to me)
Hallelujah, jackpot! fic_me_twice
, a rec community by darkenedsakura
, actually has a whomping number of SN fanfic recs
dating all the way back to September 2006. Just looking at the memories, it looks to be varied. makesmewannadie
does a lot of reccing and has done several SPN recs
of varying lengths and different genres. polyfandomrecs
also has supernatural recsreccer
seems to have only wincest recs
, but several of them.rec_a_day
only considers completed fics and doesn't have many SPN recs, but those it does have seem unique to me.
Of course, I should qualify that statement by reminding everyone that I'm a hermit with regard to the SPN fandom generally.alikcin has a few SPN recs
as well as Dark Angel recs mixed in with the SPN.
Ooh, another big list: sareads
has 68 SPN recs currently
Okay, that's what I've found so far. I hope that helps everyone.
**Of course, my own way of finding recs, is by stalking the memories of other authors. :) I'm so very glad that almost everyone besides me is all organized and shit.
Thanks to hossgal
for these catches:barkley
regularly recs fics (het and gen) and has a searchable rec page heremusesfool
keeps a recs journal,unfitforsociety
, and her SPN recs are here
host Polyamorous Recs, which has a supernatural section
with a good selection of slash, het and gen stories. (no rpf, no wincest)
Stumbled across this completely by accident: crack_impala
(like crack_van, but all SPN, all the time). They have a schedule for when to see what recs:
* Monday: Gen Fiction.
* Tuesday: Real Person Fiction.
* Wednesday: Sam/Dean rated G through R.
* Thursday: Het and Other Slash.
* Friday: Vids/art/icons/misc.
* Saturday: Old Fic Feature.
* Sunday: Sam/Dean rated Hard R and NC-17.
which is a new community: It has themed recs twice a month, a person assigned to rec weekly for a month, and several people who guest rec regularly. There'll probably end up being some recs on other posts as well, the author/artist/vidder Q&A sessions, and the chat posts.