On the other hand, if there's something that can jump-start your humanity and zest for living life, it's a good story--the kind that can take you out of yourself in order to show you back home. Here is the critical reading I did today:
Genre: gen, character study, 10x09 tag
Characters: Dean, Sam, Cas
Warnings: Spoilers through 10.09
Word count: 1800
Summary: Everybody loves a clown.
My comment, revised for story spoilers:
This is absolutely stunning. And your recontextualization and play with the New York story and that whole scene in 10x09 makes me want to go back and watch that episode again with this newly in mind. It's just so good and so true, and so deeply Dean to have that moment of gut-twisting, only to perform this one story the same exact way it's always been.
Dean speak more to this here is somewhere between heartbreak and, I'm not sure, iron. Elementally Dean, I guess is what I mean here. And to have that ending right after is beyond visceral. I love the stark, clipped language and the way it just drops the reader to our knees, then all the way to the ground.
Ladies and gentlemen, Dean Winchester. Criminally under-read, evocatively written Dean Winchester by anactoria, who's shatteringly good, always.
P.S. RUTH CONNELL IS TOO CUTE FOR WORDS. Ugh, I want to take her out for lunch or something.