Recs from kitty_poker1
Fic title: Life in a Cubicle: A Guide to Dating a Co-Worker
Author name: villiageidiot
Artist name: grayscaled
Word count: 37,700+
Summary: There are ten rules about interoffice dating and Jared Padalecki pretty much fails at all of them. It happens like this: Jared works in a cubicle. Jensen is the oblivious engineer. Jared meets Jensen. Jared falls in love with Jensen. Jensen… needs a little coaxing. Also starring Chad the Maintenance Guy, Danneel in Payroll, Tom as the mildly disgruntled Mail Room Guy and Mike in HR. And Misha the Receptionist? Still ruining lives. Mostly Tom’s. And Jared’s. But mostly Tom’s (who deals with it like any rational person would: mail bombs and spiked coffee).
Reason for reading: Totally adorable, laugh-out-loud funny, and so tightly and well written that it seems to fly by all too quickly. I loved it.
Title: One for the Good Guys
Artist: gottalovev and smiledrawinglie
Word Count: ~23000
Summary: Jared is an up-and-coming pitcher with a checkered past. If he wants to play in the big leagues again, he'll have to figure out how to work with Jensen, a has-been catcher with a serious attitude problem. (Loosely based on The Taming of the Shrew, with some Bull Durham thrown in.)
Reason for reading: A sheer pleasure, start to finish. Gentle, relaxed, very well written with lashings of dry, mature humour. And for those who know nothing about baseball (like me), don’t worry. Any mentions are very easy to follow.
Title: Mildred: A College AU
Authors: causeways and walkawayslowly
Word Count: 62,131
Official Summary: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jared in possession of his heterosexuality will immediately switch teams upon enrollment in college and first contact with Jensen Ackles.
Original Summary: Jared goes to college and is gay for Jensen Ackles. It's a real shocker, sports fans.
Real Summary: No really, that’s all that happens. For 60,000 words.
Reason for reading: The summaries (and title) will tell you something about the writers and their soh. *g* It’s really a Jared fic with a heavy side order of Jensen but don’t let that put you off. It’s highly entertaining and the OCs are well enough drawn to almost deserve a fic of their very own!
Fic title: Mismanaged
Author name: macbyrne
Artist name: vamptastica
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, also some Jared/OFC and Jared/OMC
Word count: 58K
Warnings/Spoilers: Mentions of dub-con, graphic non-con, underage sex, forced prostitution, rape, child abuse, angst. Lots of angst. Buckets of angst.
Summary: Jared has a secret that he hides from everyone. The only family he has left, his manager has been manipulating him, forcing him to audition the old-fashioned way: on his knees. When he meets Jensen, he knows his secret is in jeopardy. When Jensen finds out, will he listen or will he break Jared's heart?
Reason for reading: Very powerful, beautifully written, hypnotic reading. If you can handle the promised buckets of angst and the warnings (which should be taken very seriously), I can promise you won’t be sorry you read.
Incidentally, quite a few of you will recognise the name of the artist, another good reason to take a look. :)
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