“Ten Inch Hero” is a (kind of weak) play on words, since they work in a sandwich shop (the ‘hero’ part), and there’s a LOT of discussion of sex, including multiple scenes in a row where they talk a lot about penis size, whether size matters, yada yada.

It’s that kind of movie--an indie that seems to think it’s being edgy and hip with a lot of dirty/frank talk about sex and relationships but that doesn’t actually break any new ground (except the scene where two of the girls help/listen to the third masturbate, which just ends up being kind of awkward), largely perhaps due to the pervasively sweet, feel-good direction. It’s the kind of movie you can quote as you go, because a lot of what happens is pretty cliched (although the characters are fairly original, and the script has some great moments).

All that said/if you can get past that, it’s eminently watchable and pretty enjoyable.

Piper has moved to Santa Cruz believing that the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was 15 lives there. Needing a job, she applies at the sandwich shop where the requisite gang of quirky characters have created a makeshift family. (I love this shit, hence my enjoyment of the film, because that’s really what it’s all about.) Trucker, the old hippie who runs the place, is infatuated with the lady who has a new agey shop across the way. She is actually psychic and has a deep wisdom and knowing about everyone she meets. Now, I worked for a psychic who knew a million other psychics and new age types, and I can tell you from knowing these people, her character is UTTERLY UNREALISTIC, but I love a good no-holds-barred romantic portrayal of a certain type of person, so though it was SO cheesy, it was very charming, and really works for the film.

Jen’s most important relationship is with someone she’s never met whom she spills everything to online. Tish (Danneel’s character) is an unrepentant maneater, whom Priestly (Jensen’s character) pines for, but she never shows any interest in him, he believes because he dresses what I guess the movie considers “punk” and is a “freak.” I was a punk, I hung with the punks, and I don’t know what’s going on with his wardrobe, which is ... ‘creative’ to say the least, but definitely not punk, or even something I’ve ever seen a real human being wear. (Except maybe the kilt-with-combat boots getup, which also looked deliciously hot.) But chalk it up to the joys of Hollywood attempting to realistically portray a type and getting it hilariously wrong.

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a small example for you ....

More to the point, a major theme of the movie is looking past appearances, which is a bit obnoxious considering that the three main girls are played by hot, hotter, and ridiculously hot, and the “freak” “no one looks twice at” is played by Jensen. (Who, kind of depressingly, has to dress like a normal to get Tish to take notice.)

But anyway ... the movie sets up these characters and then follows them through their personal stories in a way that’s very heartwarming and satisfying for everyone. Though there are a lot of cliches, there are some great, unexpected lines, and the character ideas are fairly original, especially Tish, who’s not treated as bad or evil by the script because she’s a manipulative slut, and she doesn’t get catty with other girls; the movie makes a lot of (usually successful) attempts to be feminist and have very modern attitudes about gender-related perceptions.

I’ve never seen Danneel in anything before this, so I didn’t know what to expect. She and Jensen really have a lot of chemistry! (Take off your tin hat for that one.) You’ll recognize most of the actors--John Doe (Trucker) and Clea DuVall (Jen) have been in a ton of stuff--and all the main players in the sandwich-shop family do a great job. Jensen is typically great. But honestly, I was most impressed by Danneel, who was tasked with playing a character not a lot of people would be able to play so thoroughly and believably; plus, you could tell she added a bunch of her own flair and ideas to it. Also, she has a fucking perfect body, which we know because she gets 100% completely naked during a sex scene and you see everything. So, if you have some hankering to know what Jensen’s looking at in bed--AND I KNOW SOME OF YOU DO--this is an ideal source.

As for Jensen, there’s a lot of Dean in his character here, and a lot that’s unique to this character, which is adorable and always fun whenever he’s onscreen. He’s kind of too big for a movie and a role this small; I don’t think it’s just because I’m a SPN fan that my eyes went to him even when he was in the background with his back to the camera. The man has PRESENCE. (And he finally gets to look as tall as he is! He looms over everyone else.) He has a lot of cringey lines (he makes a big speech while buying tampons, for instance), but delivers them with characteristic aplomb, and his character is sweet and adorable.

There are some weird moments in the film, including some of Priestly’s odder lines (his declaring something “gay” really dates the film and falls flat in light of modern-day values); an unexpectedly disturbing, violent turn late in the film (it’s not bad, but it is out of place, and very ... shall we say ... testosterone-filled and NOT girl-power; also Priestly instantly gets his ass TOTALLY kicked, which is a real change from watching Dean all this time); some deliberately skeezy characters and some characters that aren’t meant to be skeezy but nonetheless are (like Piper’s decades-older, unintentionally creepy-acting love interest).

All in all, this movie is probably not going to change your life. But it’s a fine way to spend a couple of hours, especially if ya like looking at Jensen.
Title: Position of Authority
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: R
Pairing: Dean/Cas
Characters: Dean, Cas, Sam
Genre: romance, angst
Word Count: 10,300
Summary: College professor Dean tries to convince himself his tender feelings for his student Cas are only as teacher and mentor, especially when he finds out Cas comes from a sheltered Amish background. But Sam's ornery machinations to get them together have more results than he even intended.

This was written as a pinch hit for spn_reversebang for remivel's prompt. Here is the link to her art masterpost. This is truly a collaborative effort, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] remivel's great art and prompt, and also due to the contributions [livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda made, not only betaing but also helping me write the latter half. (If it weren't for her, I doubt Dean and Cas would ever have made it to the bedroom, since porn is not my forte!) They deserve at least as much credit for this fic as I do. Hope you enjoy!

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Title: Inescapable
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: R for somewhat violent sex, bondage, dom/sub, language, violence, death
Genre: het, outsider pov, emotional h/c, comfort sex, angst
Pairing: Sam/OFC
Characters: Sam, Dean, OFC
Word Count: ~9,800
Spoilers: Takes place in the early second half of S8, after Sam has started the trials but before he's become to weak to fight effectively.
Summary: The tall guy she was supposed to lure to a hotel room and roofy seemed so sweet and innocent, such an easy mark, but he turns out to be something else entirely once she finds herself instead roofied and tied up in his bed--someone dangerous and inescapable ...


Despite the warnings, what you really need to look out for with this story is the emotional intensity--hopefully, it will make you cry (in a good way, of course). But the sex never gets too graphic or disturbing. It was a hard story to write, and it's a hard story to tag, because it doesn't fit into any of the usual categories.

"Seeing herself next to Sam, his goodness against her badness, her weakness ... maybe she wouldn’t ever be good like him, but she could be better. She could try."


He seemed like a nice boy, and such an easy play. )
Title: Wings
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: R for language, violence and sex, more romantic than graphic
Pairing: Dean/Cas
Characters: Dean, Cas, Sam, Michael, Anna, Bobby, various hunters, one OC
Genre: Romance, angst, wing!kink, wing!fic, humor, action/adventure
Warnings: Death, violence, dom/sub
Word Count: 23,300

Summary: Dean and Sam closed the gates to heaven and hell to prevent the apocalypse, stranding Castiel in the world. The best thing to come out of that was the epic love that blossomed between Dean and Castiel. Now the gate to heaven is open again, the apocalypse is back on, and Dean is willing to do anything--anything--to save Cas from destruction at the hand of his brother Michael.

"He knew if he had it all to do over again, he’d just do the same thing, because he was Dean Winchester, and he couldn’t make another choice, for the same old reasons: love, and loyalty, and family."


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I wrote a post with more thoughts and notes on this fic and the series, if you're interested. It can be found here.
Title: Wings
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: R for language, violence and sex, more romantic than graphic
Pairing: Dean/Cas
Characters: Dean, Cas, Sam, Michael, Anna, Bobby, various hunters, one OC
Genre: Romance, angst, wing!kink, wing!fic, humor, action/adventure
Warnings: Death, violence, dom/sub
Word Count: 23,300

Summary: Dean and Sam closed the gates to heaven and hell to prevent the apocalypse, stranding Castiel in the world. The best thing to come out of that was the epic love that blossomed between Dean and Castiel. Now the gate to heaven is open again, the apocalypse is back on, and Dean is willing to do anything--anything--to save Cas from destruction at the hand of his brother Michael.

"He knew if he had it all to do over again, he’d just do the same thing, because he was Dean Winchester, and he couldn’t make another choice, for the same old reasons: love, and loyalty, and family."


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Fic: One

May. 20th, 2013 10:56 pm
The latest, and probably last, entry in my Destiel saga, in which Cas and Dean finally get married. Read it here! It's good. Really! An emotional rollercoaster, but fun, and very funny in parts ....
Here is another Destiel slightly pornographic story for your reading pleasure. Things get pretty intense in this story, sexually and romantically, but if you like that kind of thing (as I do), you'll like this story, I hope. Enjoy!
I posted another semi-pornographic Dean/Cas fic, which you can read here. (Oh, and this one involves pie!) Frank talk about sex in slash fic. )
Title: Supernatural After-Hours
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: R for language and not too vivid descriptions of porn
Pairing: None
Characters: Sam, Dean, Becky, David Letterman, and a surprise character (I don't want to give away the ending)
Genre: Gen, humor
Word Count: 6,000
Disclaimer: Supernatural don't belong to me, don't I know it.
Spoilers: Through part of season 7
Warnings: None
Summary: What's with all the shifters lately wanting to look like Sam and Dean? Why were those fans of Chuck's books at the store talking so dirty about Sam? And what was up with that porn Dean tried to watch that starred a very tall, very ripped character named Sam with long dark hair?! You can bet Sam and Dean will do what it takes to find out.



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Feb. 27th, 2013 06:53 pm
I'm trying for some unknown reason to keep my journal porn-free, but I have written and posted dirty stories. (Okay, not that dirty, but kind of.) Here's the first, a romantic Dean/Castiel fic which ... well, apparently I'm about to get jossed on, since it's about Cas being stuck in the world when the gates to heaven (and hell, and purgatory) were closed by Dean and Sam, natch. I hadn't seen any of season eight when I wrote this fic (and still haven't, I just sometimes read spoilers on [livejournal.com profile] spn_party and saw this one was a-comin'). It doesn't surprise me that I'm about to get jossed, seeing as how I and Supernatural's writers have always been on a similar wavelength, but, you know, get the story here first! With a lot more Dean/Cas sex than you are likely to see on network t.v. ... You may click here if you would like to read it.

I find it hilarious that on AO3, my non-pornographic stories get less than a tenth as many hits as my pornographic ones, which says ... actually, I don't know what that says, except that everyone there must be looking for porn, like I usually also am, alas. But my non-porn stories are still heartbreaking and/or funny and worth a read, really!

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