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22 August 2013 @ 10:57 pm
Journal of Man of Letters - Live Journal Master Post  
Journal of a Man of Letters - Live Journal Master Post



Journal of a Man of Letters is a project I started on Tumblr in April 2013 (Gen - PG for language). It's a diary in first-person narrative written from Sam's point of view. Once a week, I post an art and a ficlet inspired by an episode or a scene. I'm following the show timeline as close as I can but I'm taking liberty with canon here and there.

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Acknowlements

This project would never be the same without the help of  becc_j, maichan and quickreaver who kindly, patiently, beta my English week after week. Basically, if Sam doesn't speak Frenglish, it's thanks to them! A big THANK YOU girls for you help and your enthusiasm!! In other words, if you think that my English in this post is a bit strange, don't worry, the ficlets below are very different.

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JOURNAL ENTRIES

Season 8
Entry #1 - Introducing The Band
Entry #2 - Crash, Boom, Bang
Entry #3 - Let There Be More Light
Entry #4 - A Day In The Life
Entry #5 - An Angel At My Table
Entry #6 - Bad Time
Entry #7 - Nine Hours
Entry #8 - Paperback Writer
Entry #9 - Another Brick In The Wall
Entry #10 - The Masterplan
Entry #11 - What Is And What Should Never Be
Entry #12 - Father and Son
Entry #13 - Patience
Entry #14 - Comfortably Numb
Entry #15 - Ain't No Good Life
Entry #16 - Don't Dream, It's Over
Entry #17 - Ramble On (Dean Winchester's Page)
Entry #18Keep the Faith
Entry #19 (8 x 23)- Nobody's Fault But Mine
Entry #20 (8 x 23)- Get In The Ring
Entry #20bis - 4000 Followers Thank You Post
Entry #21 (8 x 23)- Devil Woman
Entry #22 (8 x 23)- This Is Gonna Hurt
Entry #22bis (8 x 23)- Interlude
Entry #23 (8 x 23)- Brothers in Arms
Entry #24 (8 x 23)- High Hopes
Entry #25 (8 x 23)- Fire of Unknown Origin
Entry #26 (8 x 23)- Long Long Way from Home
Entry #27 (8 x 23)- It's the End of the World as we know it.

Season 9
Entry #27bis - Nine Lives (Are you ready for Season 9?)
Entry #28 (9 x 01)- Brilliant Disguise
Entry #29 (9 x 01)- Darkness on the Edge of Town
Entry #30 (9 x 02)- Good Times, Bad Times
Entry #31 (9 x 03)- The Times They Are A Changin'
Entry #32 (9 x 03)- Welcome to The Jungle (Dean Winchester's Page 2)
Entry #33 (9 x 04)- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Entry #34 (9 x 05)- Who Let The Dogs Out?
Entry #35 (9 x 06) - Speak to Me
Entry #35bis (9 x 06) - Is There Anybody Out There?
Entry #36 (9 x 07) - Walk Like A Man
Entry #37 (9 x 08) - Bad Company
Entry #38 (9 x 09) - Biding my Time
Entry #39 (9 x 09) - Dust and Bones
Entry #40 (9 x 09) - My City of Ruins
Entry #40bis - Christmas Time Again (10 000 followers thank you post)
Entry #41 (9 x 09) - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Entry #42 (9 x 09) - How Many More Times?
Entry #42bis (9 x 09) - Born to Run
Entry #43 (9 x 10) - My Cheatin' Ways
Entry #44 (9 x 10) - Laugh, I Nearly Died
Entry #45 (9 x 11) - Amazing Grace
Entry #46 (9 x 12) - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Entry #46bis (9 x 12) - Old N°7
Entry #47 (9 x 13) - Tougher than the rest
Entry #47bis - My Bloody Valentine ("Happy Valentine to you all" post)
Entry #48 (9 x 13) - Baby Come On Home
Entry #49 (9 x 13) - Last of a Dyin' Breed
Entry #50 (9 x 14) - Lonely is the Night
Entry #51 (9 x 14) - Thank You For Loving Me
Entry #52 (9 x 15) - Rocking Chair
Entry #53 (9 x 15) - My Father's Eyes
Entry #54 (9 x 15) - No Quarter
Entry #55 (9 x 16) - You Could be Mine
Entry #56 (9 x 17) - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Entry #57 (9 x 17) - Land of Hope and Dreams
Entry #58 (9 x 17) - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Entry #59 (9 x 18) - Stories I tell
Entry #60 (9 x 19) - Estranged
Entry #61 (9 x 20) - Sweet Home Chicago
Entry #62 (9 x 21) - Blinded By The Light
Entry #63 (9 x 22) - Sense of Doubt
Entry #64 (9 x 22) - We Take Care of Our Own
Entry #65 (9 x 22) - The Riddle
Entry #66 (9 x 22) - Live and Let Die
Entry #67 (9 x 22) - Living on the Edge
Entry #68 (9 x 22) - Devil's Got a New Disguise
Entry #69 (9 x 23) - Under Pressure
Entry #70 (9 x 23) - Hunter of Invisible Game
Entry #71 (9 x 23) - Hey Hey What Can I Do?
Entry #72 (9 x 23) - All I can do is write about it
Entry #72bis (9 x 23) - Don't Fear the Reaper
Entry #73 (9 x 23) - Long Walk Home
Entry #74 (9 x 23) - Coma
Entry #75 (9 x 23) - Born to Raise Hell
Entry #76 (9 x 23) - Ace of Spades
Entry #77 (9 x 23) - (Ten Long Years) Are you ready for Season 10?

Season 10
Entry #78 (10 x 1) - Back in Black
Entry #79 (10 x 2) - The Harder They Fall
Entry #80 (10 x 3) - Hallelujah
Entry #81 (10 x 4)
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Journal of a Man of Letters F.A.Q


Where do you post?
On Tumblr. I created a blog especially for this project. Don't expect a great layout and sassy gifs, the design is rather minimalistic. I'm not very fond of layouts that sparkle like a Christmas Tree.

When do you post?
I'm trying to post one entry a week, usually on Monday night at around 11:00 pm (Paris - France time)

I don't want to read this on Tumblr, it's not very pleasant. What can I do?
You can download the entries in the form of a custom PDF on Mediafire
- Entries 1 to 10 HERE.
- Entries 11 to 20 HERE
- Entries 21 to 30 HERE
- Entries 31 to 40 HERE
- Entries 41 to 50 HERE
- Entries 51 to 60 HERE

Will you post on Live Journal?
No, but this Master Post will be updated with links to new entries every week.

Will you write some Wincest or Destiel in your Man of Letters Journal?
Nope! My Sam’s Journal is and will remain 100% gen. I really want it to stay close to the show mythology even if I’m taking some liberty with canon here and there. I have nothing against slash (look at my art ) but I know I would suck at writing it and I don’t feel the need too. I prefer exploring Sam’s mind regarding family relationships, hunting and death.

Will you do the same thing for Dean?
No, this project is very time consuming. If I do the same thing for Dean, I would have to leave my job and hire an assistant. ^^;;

I want to start my own Sam's Journal, can I?
I often have this question on Tumblr and the answer is "Yes, absolutely!". I don't have the monopole of the concept or the character and there's never enough Sam (or Dean) 's diaries out there!

What softwares do you use for the art?
Photoshop CS6 and Painter 12

I went to check out the Tumblr page for your Sam's Journal. Why is Entry #18 posted above Entry #19?
Because Tumblr fucked up. I posted the two entries the same day, Entry #18 THEN Entry #19. Everything was fine until I edited Entry #18 to change a word. Now Entry #18 is above Entry #19, in spite of all my efforts. Tumblr...Don't ever change.
 
 
 
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Sam Dean Summerquickreaver on August 22nd, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
\0/!!!! (I think that says it all... :D)
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
And all this thanks to you ^o^
Thank you so much for the squee and for patiently betaing my work week after week \o/
counteragent: shoecounteragent on August 22nd, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
*CRIES WITH HAPPINESS*

Somehow I always miss the posts on tumblr even though I am following you, so THANK YOU for also updating a master list here. Can't wait to look at all the pieces.
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
I've just uploaded the second PDF so it will maybe be easier for you to read:
- PDF1
- PDF2

Following on Tumblr isn't very easy :/
I hope you will enjoy this diary!
Thanks a lot ♥
chemm80: metallicarchemm80 on August 22nd, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
That's an absolutely gorgeous cover.
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm very happy you liked it!
Thank you very much ♥
(no subject) - chemm80 on August 22nd, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - petite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on August 22nd, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
I love eveything about this! <333
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
And this is just the beginning ^^
Thank you so much for your kind words about my Sam's Journal ♥
monicawoe: 622hellsoulmonicawoe on August 22nd, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
These are absolutely beautiful and heart-wrenching. Thank you, mas always, for sharing!
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for your interest in my Sam's Journal!
I hope you will enjoy this diary ♥
The saddest entries hasn't been posted yet. It's entries 23 and 24 ^^;;
cassiopeia7: &hearts!cassiopeia7 on August 22nd, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. WOW. I've only gotten through the first three and I'm already knocked out by all the gorgeous. Can't WAIT to see the rest!

. . . but when do you sleep, bb?
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! ♥
I hope you will enjoy the entries. They are short at the beginning but they get longer and longer at the end ><

I don't really sleep, to be honest ^^;;
Hermine Kurotowa: Bunnyherminekurotowa on August 22nd, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
Why did I check your entry? Now I need to look at your posts because. Your. Art. Is. So. Beautiful.

(I already downloaded and am happy. :D)
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
I hope you will enjoy this diary. :D
I've just uploaded the second PDF if you want. It's easier to read that way.

Thanks a lot for the great feedback about my art too ♥
Rince1wind: discworldrince1wind on August 22nd, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
I just love this.
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'm very happy you did!
Thank you very much ^o^
Icarus was a test pilot: Library Samgalwithglasses on August 22nd, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
I've been following this on tumblr and just wanted to comment that I really like the dragonfly imagery that carries through in some of the journal entries. The art has all been beautiful, especially paired with the story. ETA, I love the rock song titles.

Edited at 2013-08-22 10:09 pm (UTC)
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
OoOOoOoh! You have no idea how happy you're making me just by mentioning the dragonflies! ^o^

I found it a bit boring to have Entry #1, #2, #3 like on Tumblr so I decided to give each entry the name of a rock song in the pure Supernatural tradition.

Thank you for enjoying the art and the ficlet so much ^^

Edited at 2013-08-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - galwithglasses on August 23rd, 2013 12:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
gunznammo2: SamDeangunznammo2 on August 22nd, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
These are beautiful. I can't navigate Tumblr so Thank You, Merci. This makes me happy!
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 22nd, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
That's why I'm posting this master post on LJ: navigating on Tumblr isn't easy for everybody depending on your computer, smartphone, etc

If you are interested, I've just uploaded the second PDF so it will maybe be easier for you to read:
- PDF1
- PDF2

Thanks a lot ♥

     Mandy: Eleven - Doctor Whoa_phoenixdragon on August 23rd, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
WOW...i just...WOW!!

*hugs you happily*
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 23rd, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
Hello Doctor :D
Thank you very much ^^
*hugs you too!*

(I can't wait for the 50th year anniversary special episode ♥ )
(no subject) - a_phoenixdragon on August 23rd, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - petite_madame on August 23rd, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
siriala: Sam by mummy_daydreamsiriala on August 23rd, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
Je lis assez peu de gen mais je me suis dit que j'allais juste regarder les images... et me voilà très tard dans la nuit à te dire de te presser de poster le reste ! :) J'ai aimé toutes tes illustrations, je ne saurais te dire laquelle j'ai préféré mais j'ai vraiment apprécié de voir même des personnages moins importants que les frères Winchester. L'image très sombre de Crowley et Sam pendant le dernier Trial avec juste un peu de lumière bleutée et les veines rouges qui ressortent est d'une grande beauté. Et je crois que celle qui m'a le plus marquée est la libellule écrasée. Je ne m'y attendais vraiment pas. Pour résumer, superbe boulot, comme d'habitude. (et merci pour les pdf plus facile à télécharger et à lire !)
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 23rd, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
merci pour les pdf plus facile à télécharger et à lire
Pas de quoi, j'essaye de faciliter un peu la vie aux gens, je sais que la navigation sur Tumblr n'est pas toujours évidente. Un format PDF est vraiment plus pratique, surtout pour ceux qui ont une tablette :)

j'ai vraiment apprécié de voir même des personnages moins importants que les frères Winchester.
En fait, je dessine ce que Sam "voit" donc il est normal de voir des personnages tels que Crowley ou Kevin. La semaine prochaine, c'est Abaddon, un sacré petit bout de femme on va dire...Ça va dépoter..

La libellule, c'est un plaisir coupable et gratuit, j'adore dessiner les insectes ^^

Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire très sympa et détaillé sur mon Journal de Sam ♥
cillab42: pic#121364626cillab42 on August 23rd, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
I love this, and I have to tell you that entry #11, both the entry and the art broke my heart.
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 23rd, 2013 08:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your great feedback about my Man of Letters Journal and for telling me what was your favorite entry! It's always interesting to know what people preferred ♥
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on August 23rd, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Running off to download!
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 23rd, 2013 08:10 am (UTC)
I hope you will enjoy the PDFs.
Thank you very much ♥
eviljellybean88: pic#103668325eviljellybean88 on August 23rd, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
ooooooo, i can't wait to read all of those! :D
petite_madamepetite_madame on August 23rd, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much ♥
I hope you'll enjoy the read :)