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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  [livejournal.com profile] becc_j, [livejournal.com profile] maichan and [livejournal.com profile] 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 #18 -  Keep 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.
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Date: 2013-08-22 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quickreaver.livejournal.com
\0/!!!! (I think that says it all... :D)

Date: 2013-08-22 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
And all this thanks to you ^o^
Thank you so much for the squee and for patiently betaing my work week after week \o/

Date: 2013-08-22 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] counteragent.livejournal.com
*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.

Date: 2013-08-22 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ♥

Date: 2013-08-22 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chemm80
That's an absolutely gorgeous cover.

Date: 2013-08-22 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
I'm very happy you liked it!
Thank you very much ♥

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Date: 2013-08-22 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] equally-dour.livejournal.com
I love eveything about this! <333

Date: 2013-08-22 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
And this is just the beginning ^^
Thank you so much for your kind words about my Sam's Journal ♥

Date: 2013-08-22 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] monicawoe.livejournal.com
These are absolutely beautiful and heart-wrenching. Thank you, mas always, for sharing!

Date: 2013-08-22 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ^^;;

Date: 2013-08-22 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cassiopeia7.livejournal.com
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?

Date: 2013-08-22 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ^^;;

Date: 2013-08-22 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herminekurotowa.livejournal.com
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)

Date: 2013-08-22 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ♥

Date: 2013-08-22 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rince1wind.livejournal.com
I just love this.

Date: 2013-08-22 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
I'm very happy you did!
Thank you very much ^o^

Date: 2013-08-22 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galwithglasses.livejournal.com
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 Date: 2013-08-22 10:09 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-08-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ^^
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Date: 2013-08-22 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gunznammo2.livejournal.com
These are beautiful. I can't navigate Tumblr so Thank You, Merci. This makes me happy!

Date: 2013-08-22 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ♥

Date: 2013-08-23 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
WOW...i just...WOW!!

*hugs you happily*

Date: 2013-08-23 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Hello Doctor :D
Thank you very much ^^
*hugs you too!*

(I can't wait for the 50th year anniversary special episode ♥ )

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Date: 2013-08-23 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siriala.livejournal.com
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 !)

Date: 2013-08-23 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ♥

Date: 2013-08-23 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cillab42.livejournal.com
I love this, and I have to tell you that entry #11, both the entry and the art broke my heart.

Date: 2013-08-23 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
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 ♥

Date: 2013-08-23 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borgmama1of5.livejournal.com
Running off to download!

Date: 2013-08-23 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
I hope you will enjoy the PDFs.
Thank you very much ♥

Date: 2013-08-23 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviljellybean88.livejournal.com
ooooooo, i can't wait to read all of those! :D

Date: 2013-08-23 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Thank you so much ♥
I hope you'll enjoy the read :)

Date: 2013-08-23 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] becc-j.livejournal.com
Great!! I was wondering when this next pdf would be out :D Just reading the titles for the upcoming artworks makes me really curious too, even though you are following the show roughly, it's still exciting to see each entry, you really add so much story each time. It makes me want to watch the last episodes again. <3

Date: 2013-08-23 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Great!! I was wondering when this next pdf would be out :D
I post one every ten entries. I remember I spent a lot of time on the first one but now that I have a template with all the pages and textures, it's easier! ^^

the upcoming artworks makes me really curious too
The "big entries" are 22bis, 23 and 24. They are gonna be posted the same day. They work almost like a story board. Thank god I speed painted because there are about 7 or 8 illustrations ><

Thank you so much for your great feedback about my Man of Letters Journal and for patiently betaing the text week after week. ♥

Date: 2013-08-23 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackrabbit42.livejournal.com
Oh, wow. I need to find some way to remind myself to check this post every week. Simply amazing. Some of the things you wrote about the bunker gave me thoughts..... And it all gave me feelings.

:)

Date: 2013-08-23 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
I need to find some way to remind myself to check this post every week.
I don't know if there is a tracking system on LJ that let you know when the post is updated. Otherwise, you'll have a PDF version available every 10 entries to help you catch up if you miss some entries. ^^

Thank you for enjoying the art and the ficlets so much ♥

Date: 2013-08-23 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firesign10.livejournal.com
This is so fabulous!!! Wow!!! The art is so beautiful, really stunning. The poignancy of the art and story both - aaaaaaaaahhhhh, the feels!!! :-D The entries feel spot on, with the wondering and the tryig to figure things out and face what's coming - marvelous. I'm not on tumblr so I'm going to track this for new posts. Many kudos!!

Date: 2013-08-23 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Thank you for enjoying the art and the ficlets so much ^^
I try to add some elements here and there compared to the show mythology (and not to repeat myself because after 27 entries, it's not easy)

Yes, not everybody has a Tumblr and I thought it would be easier to create a LJ Master Post so that people can easily follow the links and read when they have the time. You also have the PDF versions if you are interested ♥

Date: 2013-08-23 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleflink.livejournal.com
Wow, these are gorgeous! As always, your ability to capture expressions just blows me away and I want to gather Sam up and give him cuddles (and about a year in bed so he stops looking less like he's about to DIE). Poor Sammy!

The variety in styles and subject matter makes for a really dynamic series. I'm also really impressed with the way you've paired the art and text to give us a sharp, vivid look into Sam's head. There are too many to list all the things that are awesome about all of them - consider this a blanket 'you are, and shall forever be, absolutely magnificent' statement of love for the entire journal. ^_^

Date: 2013-08-28 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
and about a year in bed so he stops looking less like he's about to DIE
It's only the beginning of the "sad entries" so Sam is gonna look even more like a real mess in entries 23-24-25. But, hey, you know me now, I love angsty stuff ^^ The main problem was to find good reference photos because 90% of the last ep. of S8 is shot in the dark :/

I'm also really impressed with the way you've paired the art and text to give us a sharp
Thank you! ♥ I'm doing this like a movie storyboard somehow, so some entries are almost like a movie seen frame by frame :)

Thank you so much for your kind words about my art and my ficlets.
Coming from a real author, it means a lot ♥

Date: 2013-08-24 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akintay.livejournal.com
This is freaking AMAZING. I've been seeing the entries pop up on my dash, obviously, but this was the first time I looked at all of them together and HOLY SHIT, the amount of work you must be putting into this project blows me away!

The drawings are beautiful and perfect and so spot on. And I love the journal entries too -- you've really got their voices down :)

Just wow ♥

Date: 2013-08-28 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
HOLY SHIT, the amount of work you must be putting into this project
You have no idea. -___- As usual with me, it's getting completely out of hand. I mean, look at the first entry: it's just a simple portrait with a 5 line text. And now? I'm closer to story boarding sometimes. And you haven't seen the "big entries" yet, that is to say #23 and #24 that will be posted the same day! ><

Thank you so much for your kind words about my art and my ficlets.
Coming from a real author, it means a lot ♥

Date: 2013-08-24 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cellia.livejournal.com
Wow! These images are amazing all on their own (your art just gets better and better, which seems impossible!), but the story of Sam's journal along with them makes the whole thing doubly amazing! Just... wow!

Date: 2013-08-28 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm very happy you liked these journal entries so much ♥
I hope you won't be disappointed by the ones that follow, there are 6 more entries before the end of the Hellatus.

Date: 2013-08-28 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Oh this is great, a masterpost! I too keep missing the posts on Tumblr so now I can get sorted and read them all properly... Awesomesauce!

Date: 2013-08-29 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Thank you ^o^
I post once a week, on Thursday so I'll update this post every Thursday night.
Yes, you are right, keeping up with everything that is posted on Tumblr is a bit hard :/

Date: 2013-08-28 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katwoman76.livejournal.com
I just love love love all your paintings, not just for this, but all the others I saw as well.

Date: 2013-08-29 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your great feedback about my art! ^^
It's very kind of you <3

Date: 2013-08-28 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cordelia-gray.livejournal.com
Yay! So glad there is an LJ post now - I don't do tumblr, so I only see these sometimes, and I can't comment there. I love this series - you capture Sam very well, I think.

Date: 2013-08-29 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words ^^
That's the reason why I created this post. Not everybody is on Tumblr and thanks to this master post, it's easier to know what entries have been posted so far! :)

Date: 2013-08-29 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siberian-angel.livejournal.com
I am not on tumblr, so a great many thanks for making a master post here!!! I absolutely adore your insanely beautiful art pieces and downloaded both pfd's - THANK YOU!

Date: 2013-08-29 10:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petite-madame.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words ^^
That's the reason why I created this post. Not everybody is on Tumblr and thanks to this master post, it's easier to know what entries have been posted so far! :)
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