Rec posts compiled here:
Two "addiction" fic recs (hurt!Dean; alcoholism/AA, drug addiction, drug use, drug withdrawal, flashbacks, panic attacks, PTSD, self-harm)
a summergen fic rec (hurt!Dean; abandonment issues, asphyxia (strangulation/choking/etc.), fever, hallucinations/delusions, psychological trauma, ptsd, purgatory/post-purgatory issues, supernatural injury/trauma)
three gen fic recs (1) Claire Novak and Castiel, (2) post 8x23 DT Dean, Sam, Castiel, Crowley, (3) same fic mentioned in secont HT rec)
Speaking of recs, how do you summary, flist? What kind of summaries do you tend to click on, and what sort of information do you prefer to have before reading something?
Personally, the summaries that get me all hot and bothered are very minimal, probably very lacking in key information. The abstract art of summaries. I tend not to be interested in summaries that describe the plot premise of the fic, though I've noticed these tend to be the most effective in terms of acquiring readership. Honestly, I tend not to read most fic headers, anyway; just the cut text.
It's funny, because I've been reading, or at least starting (one I haven't yet finished because I'm very sensitive/defensive about early S8 Sam), all of the fics on spn_summergen. But based purely on the summaries, I'm not sure I would have clicked on some of my very, very favorites under normal circumstances. Which leads me to believe I should revise the way I choose fics to read, because I surely am missing out on lots of great stuff.
Aaaaaand spn_j2_bigbang: Fuck, my, life. Hell with it, LET'S WRITE THIS ...candle? .____. i hate everything, the end.