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J2 Au as far as the eye can see: A Rec List 
17th-Jun-2008 11:11 am
Easily Amused
As promised, this is my first j2 au rec list. It's got a few well known stories thrown in, but a lot of them are good reads that most people might not have heard of. I know that I read enough j2 au that going through the normal rec lists sounds something like this: read it, read it, read it, not going to read it and I don't care how many people rec it, read it, read it ... you get my drift.

So, hopefully even the avid reader will see something that they haven't read yet. If you've read them all ... well, I tried.

Title: So Close to My Heart
Author: Audrarose
Wordcount: 15,900
Summary: Dr. Jared and single-dad Jensen in Seattle, with love and complications. (This has been recced a lot, but it's really cute and everyone should read it. Even if you think you won't like it, read it anyway!)

Title: Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Author: Karmicunderpath
Wordcount/Rating: 450ish / G
Summary: (A tiny little schmoop-fest from Harley and Sadie's POV. Seriously adorable.)

Title: Fade Back to the Football'verse (4 parts complete)
Author: bksncleverness
Wordcount/Rating: 23,000 / NC-17
Summary: Jensen Ackles is the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Jared Padalecki is a newly drafted receiver on the team. With Welling on the injured list, Padalecki steps up to play, but there's some tension on and off the field. (I almost didn't read this, because I don't really care about football and the formatting looked a little jumbled at first glance, but boy am I glad I did. It's adorable and schmoopy and just a really decent read.)

Title: I Taught Your Boyfriend That Thing You Like
Author: trollprincess
Wordcount/Rating: 22,000 words / NC-17
Summary: Jared is a big gay celebrity gossip blogger. Jensen is the biggest straightest action star in Hollywood. Boysex ensues. (This is campy and funny and cute.)

Title: You Made My House A Home
Author: sasskitten and jeyhawk
Wordcount/Rating: 15,820 / NC-17
Summary: When Jensen Ackles is hired to fix heart broken writer, Jared Padalecki’s house, the carpenter ends up fixing a lot more than that. (This has been out for a while, so if there is a single person who hasn't read it ... you should be ashamed of yourself! It's absolutely a favorite of mine, not only on this list but on any list.)

Title: Heaven's Just A Sin Away.
Author: jeyhawk
Wordcount: ~ 13 000 / NC-17
Summary: (Jensen is a ghost and Jared is the only one who can hear him. - And if you read that summary and immediately thought, "Hell no!" because you can foresee the deep, unending angst ... just trust me here and go with it. It's a brilliant story and the Big Bang sequel is coming out tomorrow, so you definitely want to be caught up.)

Title: Man's Best Friend
Author: Belyste
Wordcount/Rating: 18,000 / NC-17
Summary: Jensen gets turned into a dog. Things...happen. (I seriously LOVE this story. Read it. Read it. Read it. So funny and adorable and just perfect. You will not be disappointed.)

Title: Business Hours Are Over
Author: annella
Wordcount/Rating: 11,150 / NC-17
Summary: Jared's just started his dream job as the receptionist at Kripke & Manners, and he quickly develops a serious crush on the acountant. (The voice in this story is really playful and fun. It's a good read.)

Title: Late Night Double Feature
Author: Vorpalblades
Wordcount/Rating: 20,037 / R
Summary: For spn_j2_bigbang. Gone are the lazy summer days of Jared’s youth; he now has his first-ever job at the Starlight Cinemas. It’s nothing like he expected – long hours, hard work, and unpredictable coworkers, including one Jensen Ackles. Only one thing is certain: Jared’s going to learn more than how to make the perfect batch of popcorn. (This is probably cheating a little, since it just came out and it's a big bang. But I really, really enjoyed this story and I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't, so it's going on the list.)

Title: This Fragile Heart
Author: agt_spooky
Wordcount/Rating: 15,544 / NC-17
Summary: (Jared and Jensen both have pain in their pasts, but they come together and learn to live again. - Okay, so I suck at summaries. But this story is brilliant. Parts of it are incredibly painful, but it's also incredibly touching and beautiful. Happy ending, of course, and well worth a read.)

Title: In From the Cold
Author: Ladyjanelly
Wordcount/Rating: 32 Chapters / R
Summary: (Jared works at a free clinic and a slightly broken Jensen shows up. - This is a completed verse. The chapters aren't put together in a main post anywhere, which is kinda a pet peeve of mine, but the story was interesting enough that I didn't really mind. It's actually a really original and complex plot, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.)

Well, that's it for now. I hope someone finds it useful, and I'll definitely post more later. ~ Cheers.
18th-Jun-2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
I am not into J2 but thanks for the recs...Ido read this pairing sometimes when I have time! ^_^
18th-Jun-2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! You should read more, if you ever find the time. They're amazing. lol.

Then again, I would say that wouldn't I?
19th-Jun-2008 03:33 am (UTC)
i haven't read a lot of these, so i'll have to check them out. i'm trying to resist all the new big bangs, because i should really make them last... i am tempted to just read them as soon as i see them pop up, but then i'll end up complaining. so close to my heart is a classic, definitely, but man's best friend? THAT IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES! i was a little unsure about reading it at first and remember skipping over it a couple times but i am so glad i read it, because it was hilarious and flawlessly written.
19th-Jun-2008 05:08 am (UTC)
Yay! I hope you like some of the recs you haven't read yet.

And isn't Man's Best Friend amazing? I did the same thing. I wasn't sure that I'd like it, so it got skipped over a lot, but now it's one of my favorites. It's seriously brilliant.

I have a friend reading it for the first time as we speak, actually. :D
19th-Jun-2008 05:20 am (UTC)
i'll probably end up reading some soon, i usually read fic before i pass out at night.

i hope your friend finds it as awesome as we do!
19th-Jun-2008 07:26 am (UTC)
She thought it was really cute, actually. But, I mean, really, how could you not?
21st-Jun-2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Awwww, I already know at least half of them. Stop stealing recs from crack_impala, it's the only community I actually read. *lol* No, kidding, I actually got some rec'ed through my F-list before, probably even by you. And I mean, the great fics are just bound to keep getting recommended.

I'm looking forward to reading those I don't know yet. And I can just see myself doing that next week, when we write our first exams and I am supposed to be studying. ;)
21st-Jun-2008 06:17 am (UTC)
I tried! There just aren't that many good, long stories out there.

Well, I hope you enjoy the ones that you don't know yet. And I'll try for more obscure fics next time. lol.

And don't read fanfic when you're supposed to be studying! That was lies incredible danger.

Incredible Danger!!!!

3rd-Oct-2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Dude, this rec list is EPIC! Thanks!
4th-Oct-2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it! :D
7th-Jul-2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
Love your list. It's such a pick-me-upper!