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Nov. 18th, 2013

FANDOM IS... (found and adored on Tumblr...)

Fandom is focus. Fandom is obsession. Fandom is insatiable consumption. Fandom is sitting for hours in front of a TV screen a movie screen a computer screen with a comic book a novel on your lap. Fandom is eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome and not enough exercise and staying up way, way past your bedtime.

Fandom is people you don’t tell your mother you’re meeting. Fandom is people in the closet, people out and proud, people in costumes, people in T-shirts with slogans only fifty others would understand. Fandom is a loud dinner conversation scaring the waiter and every table nearby.

Fandom is you in Germany and me in the US and him in Australia and her in Japan. Fandom is a sofabed in New York, a roadtrip to Oxnard, a friend behind a face in London. Fandom talks past timezones and accents and backgrounds. Fandom is conversation. Communication. Contact.

Fandom is drama. Fandom is melodrama. Fandom is high school. Fandom is Snacky’s law and Godwin’s law and Murphy’s law. Fandom is smarter than you. Fandom is stupider than you. Fandom is five arguments over and over and over again. Fandom is the first time you’ve ever had them.

Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous. Fandom is fantasy. Fandom doesn’t care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries. Fandom is not real life. Fandom is closer than real life. Fandom knows what you’re really like in the bedroom. Fandom is how you would never, could never be in the bedroom.

Fandom is shipping, never shipping, het, slash, gen, none of the above, more than the above. Fandom is love for characters you didn’t create. Fandom is recreating the characters you didn’t create. Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.

Fandom is creating. Fandom is drawing, painting, vidding: nine seasons in four minutes of love. Fandom is words, language, authoring. Fandom is essays, stories, betas, parodies, filks, zines, usenet posts, blog posts, message board posts, emails, chats, petitions, wank, concrit, feedback, recs. Fandom is writing for the first time since you were twelve. Fandom is finally calling yourself a writer.

Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.

Fandom is distraction. Fandom is endangering your job, your grades, your relationships, your bank account. Fandom gets no work done. Fandom is too much work. Fandom was/is just a phase. Fandom could never be just a phase. Fandom is where you found a friend, a sister, a kindred spirit. Fandom is where you found a talent, a love, a reason.

Fandom is where you found yourself.

http://hesychasm.livejournal.com/187818.html

This makes me tear up every time. I love all my fandoms.

(via gointorosedale)

“Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.”

The fiasco continues

Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr


aerophobia will not stop us now

Title: aerophobia will not stop us now
Author: improvedpeanut
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 714
Disclaimer: I do not own Supernatural, or any of its characters. Everything belongs to Kripke

Spoilers: None
Summary: Castiel helps Dean with his anxiety of flying

Warnings: toys?
Notes: I have never written PWP before now. I am also beta-less so sorry about any and all mistakes

 

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Chapter Sixteen

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended


A/N: After scouring the internet I finally found a source that said Faith's first watcher, who was killed by Kakistos, had the name Diana.



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Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Fifteen

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended

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Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended

A/N: It took me a long time to get here, very sorry about the wait the wall I hit sucked, hopefully it comes across the way I picture it in my head!


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Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Thirteen

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended


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Chapter Twelve

Chapter Twelve

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended


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Chapter Eleven

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa and Harmony SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended

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Chapter Ten

 

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended






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Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended

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Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended




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Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended




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Chapter Six

Chapter Six

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended


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Chapter Five


Chapter Five

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended

 
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Chapter Four

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended, no money being earned. Hogan's Heroes character refrenceowned by Bing Crosby Productions and CBS Productions.






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Chapter Three

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Genre/Pairing: Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers: Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Summary: Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended


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Chapter Two

Title: Unintentional Consequences
Author:
improvedpeanut
Rating:
PG-13
Genre/Pairing:
Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers:
Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Warnings:
implied slash
Word Count:
1818
Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended




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Chapter One

Title: Unintentional Consequences

Author: improvedpeanut
Rating:
PG-13
Genre/Pairing:
Xander/Graham, Lorne/Sheppard
Spoilers:
Vague Season 4 Tabula Rasa SGA, Post-Chosen Buffy
Warnings:
implied slash
Word Count:
4,230
Summary:
Xander, Andrew and Faith find themselves in the Pegasus Galaxy and inadvertently help two men find each other

Disclaimer: Buffy and all themes and characters are property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Stargate with all themes and characters belong to MGM. No copy right intended

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A Quiet Spot

Title: A Quiet Spot
Author: improvedpeanut
Rating:
PG-13
Word Count: 1516
Summary: Xander overhears the Winchester brothers one night at a crowded night club, and so does everybody else
Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all. I in no way own Buffy, the characters and am in no way making money from this, Joss Whedon owns all.

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Meeting at the Crossroads

Title: Meeting at the Crossroads
Author: improvedpeanut
Rating: pg-13 language
Genre/Pairing: Dean/Cas, Spike/Xander
Spoilers: AU, none
Warnings:
AU, none
Word Count: 1,968
Summary: Cas has an interesting conversation with two strangers at a bar
Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all. I also in no way own Buffy or its characters, Joss Whedon owns all



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Night before the Great Escape

Title: Night before the Great Escape

Author: improvedpeanut
Rating:
R
Genre/Pairing:
Sam/Gabriel pre-slash, Dean/Cas pre-slash
Spoilers:
Season 5
Warnings:
None

Type: Crack/humour
Word Count:
1,327
Summary:
To Dean’s utter relief they may finally be able to leave town. (Part of the Milo Series found at my journal http://improvedpeanut.livejournal.com)

Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all.

 

 

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Conversations

Title: Conversations

Author: improvedpeanut                      
Rating:
PG-13           
Genre/Pairing:
Sam/Gabriel pre-slash, Dean/Cas pre-slash
Spoilers:
Season 5
Warnings:
Crack!fic
Word Count:
422
Summary:
Snippets of conversations between the boys Part of the Milo Series(Found here http://improvedpeanut.livejournal.com)

Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all.

 

 

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Evil Followed Them to Breakfast

Title: Evil Followed Them to Breakfast

Author: improvedpeanut
Rating:
PG
Genre/Pairing:
Dean/Cas pre-slash, Gabriel
Spoilers:
Season 5 to be safe
Warnings:
None
Word Count: 1,674
Summary: Who shows up at the diner for breakfast (Following the story Evil at the Pet Store from the Milo stories found at my journal http://improvedpeanut.livejournal.com) Sam/Gabriel go to the bar for drinks

Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this total piece of fiction I found in the deep recesses of my mind, Kripke owns all.

 

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Jan. 3rd, 2010

Title: Meanwhile Later That Night

Author: improvedpeanut
Rating:
PG
Genre/Pairing:
Dean/Cas pre-slash, Sam/Gabriel pre-slash
Spoilers:
Season 5 to be safe
Warnings:
None
Word Count: 1,242
Summary: While Dean/Cas go to the pet store, (Story is Evil at the Pet Store from the Milo stories found at my journal http://improvedpeanut.livejournal.com) Sam/Gabriel go to the bar for drinks

Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this total piece of fiction I found in the deep recesses of my mind, Kripke owns all.

 

 

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Evil at the Pet Store



Title: Evil at the Pet Store
Author: improvedpeanut
Rating: PG
Genre/Pairing: Dean/Cas
Spoilers: Season 5 to be safe
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,035
Summary: They go to the pet store, cont. from the Milo stories found at my journal http://improvedpeanut.livejournal.com/
Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all.


Dean was looking for one of those big chain pet stores so they could get things for the kitten. The tiny kitten that Cas couldn’t stop staring at. The tiny, adorable kitten on Cas’ lap. The tiny, adorable, sleeping kitten that had the sole attention of Cas, who was staring at it like it wasn’t safe, even though it was safe. And where was it safe? Curled in the nest that Cas had made for it out of his trench coat.

Dean was trying not to find this adorable.

Then he panicked a little at finding this whole thing adorable, were kittens girly? Dean was vaguely worried that kittens, especially adorable kittens went with things like thirteen-year-old girls who like things like unicorns, sparkles and pink. His derailed his thoughts there turned on the stereo and Metallica blared out, then was quickly turned down at the look he got.

It wasn’t long before they found a store that fits their needs and they brought the cat with them when they entered the store.

“So what kinda food is the little guy gonna eat? Can we get him pie? Ohh, or pie flavoured cat food?” Dean asked playfully.

“Dean I do not believe that there is such a thing as pie flavoured cat food. And if there were it could not be good for him.” Cas said with a slight hint of disapproval.

“Come on, pie is awesome it has fruit, so it can’t be bad for you. I bet he’d like pie flavoured food.” Dean said as he scratched the top of the kitten’s head.

“Perhaps it would be unwise for us to get him pie flavoured food. It would prove to be too much of a temptation for you, he would wake up hungry and have nothing to eat.” Cas said as he bent slightly and intently read the labels of tins on the shelf in front of them.

“Was that a joke Cas?” Dean asked. Cas straightened and looked at Dean with a furrowed brow for a long moment, then tilted his head slightly obviously going over his sentence trying to pinpoint what exactly he said that could be construed as a joke.

Dean cleared his throat and made a boy scout gesture with his right hand, “Ok I definitely promise not to eat the cat food, even if its pie flavoured. What about cream, don’t cats eat cream?”

“That’s a misnomer sir, cream is not healthy for cats as a steady diet, and we don’t sell pie flavoured cat food here either.” Said a slightly bemused petite blond girl in her early twenties. She was standing behind them and cooed when she saw the kitten; at least Dean assumed it was the kitten since her eyes were resting on Cas. “Aww, and who is this?”

“His name is Milo. He’s very young; I rescued him from a hole, it was very deep. I am... unsure of his needs. Could you be of some help?” Dean swore he could see her heart flutter as Castiel spoke.

She stepped between them and took Cas’ arm steering him towards a counter top. “Sure, I’m Roxy do you think I can see him?” When Cas hesitated she softened her tone and squeezed his arm “You can just put him down on the counter, I can just look at him. You’re in luck you know, I am working here to pay my way through vet school. I’m third year, top of my class too. Should be able to help.” She was fluttering her eyes at him the whole time.

Dean was left standing alone in the isle, confused. Not only was the hot girl ignoring him, she was fluttering, flirting and touching his angel. No! His Cas... No! His friend... No! His friend. There, that’s better he thought, when he looked up she already had manoeuvred Cas down the isle away from where he was.

“He seems to be about three and a half to four weeks old so you should start him on wet food, now make sure its approved...”

Not used to be ignored by beautiful women or Cas Dean wandered around looking at the sheer number of products you could blow all your money on for your pets. He found these huge pink pillows for pets to use as their beds when he heard Cas and the assistant heading towards him. He spun around with one to show Cas.

“That is a very good idea Dean, as we will not be able to take the motel pillow when we leave.”

“Wait, what? No, that’s not, I mean it’s...” Dean trails off as the slight look of satisfaction starts to slide away into blankness. “Yeah, I just, just wanted to, ahh... y’know, make sure you...thought it was a good idea.”

Roxy handed all the bowls and food and stuff in her hands to Dean then pointed him towards the cash registers before turning back to Castiel. “So I am going out for drinks after work tonight, do you think you’d like to join me, I’m sure your friend here could watch the kitty. What do you say?”

Dean was starting to get snappy. Cat sitting? So she could go and throw herself at his angel? No! Cas, it’s Cas, not his anything,... God why was he still doing that? He missed Cas’ response while rant was running through his head.

“While if you change your mind this’ll be the bar I’m at. It also has my number, if you have anymore questions or anything...” she had leaned in and whispered this huskily in his ear while slipping something into his pants pocket. She then did a full body brush and sashayed her way down the isle.

The audacity, bitch was lucky she walked away. Not that Dean was jealous he thought anxiously to himself. No it’s not that, its just Cas doesn’t know about these things. What if he starts thinking that sliding paper into people’s pockets is human protocol. Or what if she’s evil? It’s possible, she barely looked at him, and really she would have, he is Dean Winchester, yeah evil, totally evil. They have to leave, now, before she comes back.


TBC

The Real Milo

Title: The Real Milo
Author:
improvedpeanut
Rating:
PG-13
Genre and/or Pairing:
Dean/Cas Preslash, Gabriel, Sam
Spoilers:
Season 5 general things, but none really
Warnings:
Just cause I think its entertaining doesn't mean it is
Word Count:
1,260
Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all.
Summary: Gabriel and  Sam are annoyed, Cas and Dean are in Denial, and kinda goes with the Milo and Otis ficlet I wrote (and am unable to cut to here, don't know why), but not necessary to read before hand







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Milo and Otis

Title: Milo and Otis
Author: Improvedpeanut
Pairing: Sam, Dean/Cas, preslash
Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all.
Word Count: 399
Warning: Totally crack that may or may not be funny

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Alfanso

Title: Alfanzo
Author: Improvedpeanut
Pairing: Sam, Dean/Cas, preslash
Disclaimer: I in no way own Supernatural, the characters, and am in no way making no money from this, Kripke owns all.
Word Count: 221



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Nov. 27th, 2009

You think you can fuck something wild and leave when you want to. Every human always thinks they'll get what they want, no less, no more. They forget what they're dealing with.
"The truth isn’t always kind, nor is it caring of what was before or what will come after, only that it is heard. Truth never has an easy birth. But once it arrives, there is a feeling of rightness, a sense of having known what the truth is before it is even uttered, an inescapable moment, when the speaker and the witness know, deep in their souls, that the truth has been revealed. ' Niamh