January 17th, 2016

A Capper's Life

Did a little pondering about all the screencapping I do and came up with this info.

When I'm capping SPN episodes, there are 3 types:
* Full Episode Caps
* Highlight Caps
* Hi-Res Caps (Seasons 8-11)

Then there's what I call the "special cappings" for various LJ comms & LJ post series:
* hurtwinchesters caps
* spn_locations caps
* SPN Beginnings & Endings
* SPN Revealed
* Episode Title Caps
* SPN Road So Far Caps
* SPN Timestamp Lottery Caps
* SPN Name That Cap Challenge

What's left is miscellaneous stuff (all SPN/J2 related, generally):
* Promos
* Con videos
* Movies
* DVD Extras
* Other videos (interviews, award shows, etc.)

I sometimes try to combine some of the "special capping" jobs, like lately I've been working on Season 4 and getting caps for hurtwinchesters AND my SPN Beginnings & Endings posts. Seems to be working okay, but I know some other combinations I've tried haven't gone as smoothly. I'll often get so wrapped up in watching the episode or even grabbing caps of other things (can't resist the PRETTY!) that I forget what I'm supposed to be capping. :P

I'm nowhere NEAR done capping anything on the above list (except for the Episode Title Caps, phew! at least those were easy!) and with the episode count numbering over 200 I'm going to be busy for a very long time!

Ten SPN Hurt/Comfort Fic Recs

Haven't done a post like this in a while. :)

You'll recall last week when I was trying to track down a certain fic for the end of 4x10? Well, I finally did find it on my own and since some others showed interest in knowing what fic it was, I figured I'd do a fic rec post. Most of these are older fics, but I've been going through FF.Net's SPN communities, trying to find hurt/comfort stories I haven't read yet.

We'll start with that 4x10 fic...

Redemption by Kelcor
From FF.Net: Just a short tag to Heaven and Hell. Sam's POV. Hurt/Angsty Dean! Brotherly/Angsty Sam! May continue with another chapter from Dean's POV. Rated 'T' for mentions of torture. No Wincest! Dean's POV now uploaded! Edited b/c the chapters didn't quite match.
Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Dean W., Sam W. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,495
My thoughts: If you were dying for Sam to give Dean a hug at the end of that confession scene about hell, this is a wonderful fic for you. Dean resisting, feeling all unworthy, but Sam persisting and finally winning in comforting his broken brother. It's beautiful.

Begin To Make It Better by Zana Zira
From FF.Net: Tag to 4x10 - "Heaven and Hell": Dean is even more broken inside than he appears after talking about his time in Hell, and he does his very best not to reveal that fact to anyone. But when his mask of calm finally starts to crack, it will be up to Sam to put Dean back together again before he shatters completely. Written for a prompt on DA. NO Wincest, just platonic brotherly love.
Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Sam W., Dean W. - Words: 3,080
My thoughts: This is another beautiful piece for the end scene of 4x10. In this version it takes Dean a little while to break down again and Sam ends up comforting him on the bathroom floor of their motel room. Again, lots of man-pain, tears, hugs, and Sam being there for his big brother. *loves*

Broken Soul by Alexandria M. R
From FF.Net: 5x04. AU. The brothers have been separated for six months, unbeknownst to Dean that in all those months, his little brother was being held captive by a group of hunters and tortured severely every day. When he finds that out, he goes for his rescue. And when he finally finds him, he doesn't like what the months of abuse has done to his baby brother. Brotherly love.
Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Sam W., Dean W. - Chapters: 17 - Words: 34,942
My thoughts: Ok, I'll confess that I actually read the last chapter of this fic first. I thought it was one I'd already read and needed to catch the latest update. I was wrong. I don't normally go for hurt!Sam fics, but this one is excellent! Poor Sam is really tortured badly and then you've got a massive amount of worried, protective, and caring Dean which is all kinds of awesome. I rarely cry over a fic, but the last chapter of this one had me tearing up it was so sad! Have tissues handy!!! I surely hope this author isn't done with this fic because it SIMPLY CAN'T END THIS WAY! Just sayin'.

The One That Got Away by K Hanna Korossy
From FF.Net: Abandon All Hope tag story: Something's dogging Dean after Carthage, and Sam's going to find out what it is.
Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Sam W., Dean W. - Words: 4,439
My thoughts: Just when I think I've read everything by this author, I find I haven't. Dean gets attacked by another hellhound, with dire results. Not a death!fic.

In Loco Parentis by K Hanna Korossy
From FF.Net: After John's death, another hunter decides to "finish" the Winchester boys' training, starting with Dean.
Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Words: 21,684
My thoughts: Dean being tortured and strung out on drugs and Sam having to come to the rescue and take care of big brother. What could be better, right? :)

More Than Enough by Sam.J.Eller
From FF.Net: While away at school, Sam receives Dean's amulet in an unmarked package. Could it be a simple mistake? Or is there something much more sinister at play? Sam and Dean end up captured by a hunter desperate for revenge. Hurt/Worried/Sam and Hurt/Protective/Dean. Pre-Series. Stanford-era.
Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Sam W., Dean W. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 43,386
My thoughts: Hunters seeking revenge on the boys with the two of them locked in a cage. Lots of torture, big brother worrying and caring.

Unbreakable Heart by Sammysmissingshoe
From FF.Net: A demon from Sam's past is released when the Devil's Gates are opened, and he's back, looking for revenge. And every demon knows the classic Winchester weakness. If he wants to hurt Sam, he's gonna have to hurt Dean. That's right, torture and hurt here, the Dean variety this time. Hurt Sam in chapter four. Sequel to On My Own, but reading before is not necessary. Enjoy!
Rated: Fiction T - English - Suspense/Angst - Dean W., Sam W. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,000
My thoughts: Another good Dean-gets-tortured fic...this time at the hands of a demon who also tortured Sam back in Stanford. This is one vicious demon, too. Warning! this fic isn't complete yet...updated last month though.

Psychic Mojo by Swanseajill
From FF.Net: When Dean is kidnapped as part of a plan to force Sam to use his psychic abilities, Sam begins a race against time to find his brother. Meanwhile, Dean finds himself helpless in the hands of a desperate man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Set between Nightmare and Dead Man's Blood.
Rated: Fiction M - English - Suspense/Angst - Dean W. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,196
My thoughts: More Dean torture! Sensing a theme here? *g* This is one of those fics that feels like an episode to me, with Sam doing lots of searching and research to try and find his brother in time and Dean chained up and suffering. It just has a big, episode-like feel to it.

Walking After You by whitereflections12
From FF.Net: SPOILERS FOR 5.02!Takes place some time after that,AU On a hunt alone, Dean's jumped by something.Whatever it hits him with hits hard, and in his mind,he's back in hell.It's more than Bobby can handle, and he calls Sam to come and take care of his brother
Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Dean W., Sam W. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,121
My thoughts: Wonderful Dean post-hell fic that I must admit uses some Dean suffering that I was going to use for my own fic (that I've never gotten typed out). Lots of caring Sam in this one and Dean flashing back to hell and not knowing that his brother is even there trying to comfort him. Lovely stuff.

Oh, There You Are by xenascully
From FF.Net: Another TAG to Oh Brother Where Art Thou, and could even be a follow up to the one-shot I put up earlier tagging it. But it's not necessary to read both. What happens when Dean inevitably gets Sam out.
Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Sam W., Dean W. - Words: 2,121
My thoughts: Hey! Something more recent! I haven't read too many fics for the Mid-Season 11 finale, but this one is very good with lots of hugging & caring Dean over a tearful and hurting Sammy. Extra bonus points for Dean singing "Hey, Jude"...yep, that's in here. ♥

Just 'Cause

This cap is from 4x06 "Yellow Fever".
Click to see the full-sized cap.

Been waiting all week to post this one. Beautiful low-angled shot of the boys and the Impala.
Have a nice Sunday, all and...it's the big Divisional Championship game for my Seahawks. Go Hawks! *hugs*