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15 April 2011 @ 06:09 pm
fic, SPN: the earth died screaming (Jimmy, Castiel), R, for apocabigbang - master post  
Title: the earth died screaming
Fandom: supernatural
Rating: I’ll give it a light R mostly for the themes
Characters/Pairing(s) : Jimmy Novak, Castiel, surprise character; no pairings/gen, though there’s some Jimmy/Amelia implied.
Warnings: character death (implied at the beginning and happening during the fic – it’s not Jimmy though), suicidal thoughts (even if it doesn’t happen and the death isn’t a suicide), possibly disturbing imagery and general angst overload.
Word Count: 12000 ca.
Spoilers: goes AU from 4x20 but implies certain plot points that were introduced in early S5; not more than that though.
Summary: After Heaven on Earth becomes real and the Apocalypse goes as angels had planned, Jimmy Novak finds himself in control of his own body again and seemingly the only real human left in a world where the climate has changed, ghost towns are the norm and time flows strangely. The fact that since he wakes up, and for the entire following year, he keeps on hearing Castiel's voice inside his head is probably just proof that he's going crazy.
Art: art is all by wh1tfuldr3amer; other than the banner you can see, there's an alternate version and you can download the video she made for this - here it is on youtube as well. Go leave her a comment! Or do download it because I'm still making googly eyes at it.
A/N: this is based on Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, or one of the best books I had the pleasure to read in the last five years or so. The only thing that this has strictly in common with the book is the premise though, I took the plot in a completely different direction, so there’s nothing that will spoil you the book if you read this first. Also this might be the most depressing thing I’ve ever written, but on the other side it’s apocalypse fic and I figured I should have taken the apocalyptic part of it seriously for once. The title is from a Tom Waits song. Thanks so very much to wh1tfuldr3amer for the lovely banner and for the absolutely amazing video which is so very awesome (and please leave her a comment on YT as soon as I have the link for it because it's really amazing) and to cassiopeia7 who beta-ed this and who did an amazing job as usual. Oh, and to whom I owe a lot of tissues. I swear I'll make up for it.

feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
on rotation: earth died screaming - tom waits
numerous legit lady boners: a big deal (castiel)unavoidedcrisis on April 15th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
*flail* I have been stoked for this since I saw the summary available for art claims. I should have known the Jimmy story would be my bingo twin <3 Reading this this weekend once I'm appropriately studied for exams.
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural jimmyjanie_tangerine on April 15th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Eeee, HI! Yeah like, you can count on me for writing the Jimmy centric thing. ;) I hope you like it when you get to it! :DDD
scarletsherlockscarletsherlock on April 15th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
*can't waaaaaait to read this!!*
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural jimmyjanie_tangerine on April 15th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
I hope you like it! ;)
lemorttoussaint: laugh i nearly diedlemorttoussaint on April 15th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Loving this whole story. Heartbreaking and gorgeous. Very unique take on the 'heaven on earth' concept. I don't want to say more here and spoil it for people who haven't read it yet, but yeah. Awesome, awesome job.
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural f!cas 3.0janie_tangerine on April 15th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ee, thank you! :D I'm so really glad to hear it worked for you, and that the things you're not spoiling obviously did. I so angsted about the ending, er. Thanks again!
Giuliae0wyn on April 16th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
*salva il link a questo post per quando avrà più tempo*
Tornerò, è una promessa (o forse una minaccia? XD)
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural jimmy 4.0janie_tangerine on April 16th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Oh io aspetto, figuriamoci XDD non la vedo troppo come minaccia ;)
cassiopeia7: Calvin&Hobbes: hugscassiopeia7 on April 18th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Late comment is late. Apologies.

I am SO glad to see this awesome fic posted!! \o/ You already know how I feel about this story, but I'll say it again. What a wonderful, beautiful, and heartbreaking story. Yup, you made me cry and I loved every single second of it. Now where are my tissues? ;)

Bravo! Yet another excellent job. &hearts&hearts
the female ghost of tom joad: <3333janie_tangerine on April 19th, 2011 09:49 am (UTC)
Naah, you commented enough when I sent it over. ;) But thanks so much again! ♥ and your tissues are almost ready, I'll make sure to warn you when I send them over. ;) *is cryptic*
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural + nick cave = otpjanie_tangerine on April 22nd, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
there's no damn cat and no damn cradle, but I have your tissues!
Hey there! So.

I said I'd give you the tissues. here they are! and also here's the answer to why I was asking you about Emily Bronte last month. xD
cassiopeia7: Dean: readingcassiopeia7 on April 22nd, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
Re: there's no damn cat and no damn cradle, but I have your tissues!

It's cold, windy, rainy and gloomy here, but I strongly suspect that my Friday has just been made. \o/

*runs -- nay, streaks -- off to read*