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just one pair of clean socks
This is a 'verse with an unknown number of parts, because I am a hooker. I like to think each part pretty much stands on its own. It is the touching story of how Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles met in college and hooked up and then got together and found love! And e-cards.
Main characters: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
Supporting Cast: Christian Kane, Steve Carlson, Chad Michael Murray, Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Sandra McCoy, James Marsters

There are two orders the story can logically go in

One: Chronological order (in-story time--note that the links at the end of the fics do not follow this order.)

1. I Really Enjoyed Awkwardly Waving To You
Jared POV, hard R; takes place when Jared is a senior in high school and Jensen is a junior in college.
2. I'm Ready to Change My Facebook Relationship Status If You Are
Jensen POV, R; takes place when Jared is a freshman and Jensen is a senior.
3. TGIF, Motherfuckers
Jared POV, R; takes place when Jared is a freshman and Jensen is a senior.
4. I Have Faith That Our Relationship Can Make Our Relationship Problems Disappear
Jensen POV, R; takes place when Jared is a freshman and Jensen is a senior.
5. You're Cantankerous, Inappropriate, Self-Destructive, and Hopefully Single
Tom POV, R; takes place when Tom and Mike are seniors. Primary pairing Tom/Mike.
5a. If We Were Snow Monkeys, I'd Pick Dead Skin and Insects Off Your Fur Even If I Wasn't Looking to Mate
Mike POV, PG-13; Coda to "You're Cantankerous, Inappropriate, Self-Destructive, and Hopefully Single."
6. Son, It's Time to Discuss the Birds and the Bees and Fucking Girls
Jensen POV, R; takes place at the end of Jared's freshman year and Jensen's senior year, and during that summer.
6a. My Condolences on Losing Your Balls
Chad POV, R; takes place during Son, It's Time to Discuss the Birds and the Bees and Fucking Girls.
7. I Want to Grow Old and Disgusting With You
Jared POV, R; takes place at the end of the summer before Jared's sophomore year.
8. I'm Still Your Friend Even Though You Dumped One of Mine
Changing POV, R; takes place during Jared's sophomore year and Jensen's first year of grad school. Other pairings: Tom/Mike.
9. I'm In Love and Not Afraid to Annoy the Shit Out of Everyone
Jared POV, R; takes place during the summer before Jared's senior year and Jensen's third year of grad school.
10 (final part). I Can't Believe How Much I'm Not Sick of You
Jensen POV, R; takes place at the end of Jared's senior year and Jensen's third year of grad school. Other pairings: Tom/Mike.

11. Let's Go Shit On Our Coworkers In a More Informal Setting
Jared POV, PG-13; takes place after both Jared and Jensen have graduated.
12. Someday I Want to Adopt an Asian Baby With You
Jared POV, PG-13; takes place six years after graduation.

Two: In the order they were written.

1. I'm Ready to Change My Facebook Relationship Status If You Are
2. TGIF, Motherfuckers
3. I Have Faith That Our Relationship Can Make Our Relationship Problems Disappear
4. I Really Enjoyed Awkwardly Waving To You
5. You're Cantankerous, Inappropriate, Self-Destructive, and Hopefully Single
6. Son, It's Time to Discuss the Birds and the Bees and Fucking Girls
7. My Condolences on Losing Your Balls
8. I Want to Grow Old and Disgusting With You
9. I'm Still Your Friend Even Though You Dumped One of Mine
10. I Can't Believe How Much I'm Not Sick of You
11. I'm In Love and Not Afraid to Annoy the Shit Out of Everyone
12. If We Were Snow Monkeys, I'd Pick Dead Skin and Insects Off Your Fur Even If I Wasn't Looking to Mate
13. Let's Go Shit On Our Coworkers In a More Informal Setting
14. Let's Go Shit On Our Coworkers In a More Informal Setting

Comments

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fricky_writer22
Sep. 23rd, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I'm kind of in love with this whole series- the way you write is so natural and full of things people I know would ACTUALLY say :P

Loved this :) Oh and the someecards- awesome!

Mandy~
emella
Oct. 7th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
I freaking LOVE this series. I've read several of your fics and I love all of them, but this one especially. I love your sense of humor and I just wanted to thank you for writing these. :)
quietdiscerning
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
i loved everything about this. college AU's have a special place in my heart and this was one of the best. such great dialog, and banter and it FEELS so them and i just adore how awkward and in love they are.

it makes me GLEEFUL. i know you said you probably wouldn't write any more (chronologically) after "I Can't Believe How Much I'm Not Sick of You," but i would ADORE it if you did. just so you're aware. :D
lunabee34
Oct. 13th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
You have given me an evening full of awesomeness reading this fic.

*loves*
shortsweetsoul
Nov. 4th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
So, um.
I kinda want to print out this whole series and hug it to my chest and protect it like a child.
IS THAT WRONG?
I love everything so much. Like, wow-much. :DDD
You win.
nemesina77
Nov. 9th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Dude, the titles alone are genius. I am now going to go and read this verse and I will probably want to breed with it, if my reaction to your other fic is anything to go by...
gypsy_atavari
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
I just discovered this verse and totally adore the stories. You're a storytelling genius! :-)

huggenkiss
Nov. 22nd, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
ariellea4
Jan. 31st, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
Just finished your College AU and I loved it. Sweet, schoompy Jared/Jensen; crazy, slutty Mike; Tom realizing his feelings and having to confide in someone, with a 50/50 chance of being laughed at; Tom dumping Mike for not cheating on him; and Chad (I don't think I even need to say more. His name says it all!) The best college 'verse/au I have read. Your brain is made of awesomsauce!
retrofit88
Feb. 5th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
I have read the whole series this afternoon, and just recommended them to someone who is feeling down with the summary "(AU RPS, so really, FPS) - almost totally lacking in angst, and yet not too incredibly saccharine either." I don't mean either of those as faint praise. The characters are believably non-melodramatic/fratboyish and adorkable.
(edited to pick more appropriate icon)

Edited at 2009-02-05 03:46 am (UTC)
bitterbird
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
you are sooooo amazing! this verse is just so much fun and awesome and hilarious and perfect <3
celli
Mar. 16th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
I adore this series. Amazingly done!
helloapollo
Mar. 17th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
No idea why it took me so long to read this. Suffice it to say, that's what I did on and off for most of today, and several times had my family members asking me why I was laughing and squealing like a moron every two seconds.
I loved this 'verse and am so sad that it's over. Totally something to read again.
It also got me to check out someecards, which I have been aware of for some time, but had not, before today, visited. I definitely spent an hour reading hundreds of them and sending some to friends and family.
In short, you are awesome, and this thing kept me from just recording podfic all day, which is what I had been planning on doing before I got sucked in to this.
I'm gonna stop now.
adictd2life
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Awesomely awesome! Yep.
fridayblues
Apr. 21st, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
I'm your new fan lol
This series is made of awesomeness and you're awesome.
I'm going to read ALL your fic now. *is happy*
Thanks!
xoxox
elandrialore
May. 2nd, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
These were all seriously adorable and sweet and fluffy and made me laugh so hard.
Thanks so much for writing them:)
sir_yessir
May. 26th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
Okay, so I had no idea there was more to this 'verse after the first two fics, and when I found out there was, I got ridiculously excited and read ALL OF THEM IN ONE SITTING, which was probably a bad idea because it's after 1:00 am now and I have a job interview in eight hours.

But it was TOTALLY WORTH IT because this 'verse is awesome and hilarious. Out of all the college!AUs I've read, this is by far my favorite. You've created such a cogent, delightful, personable cast of characters, and you make it absolutely impossible not to fall in love with all of them.

I vote for MORE FIC. But not until after my interview.
sir_yessir
May. 26th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
OH ALSO: I love that you worked in Jared's transition from skinny jailbait to hulking manbeast. I always have trouble visualizing that in fic that spans long periods of time, but you made it quite clear.
callistosh65
Jun. 1st, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Okay, I am soo late to the party here. But I just wanted to add my heartfelt appreciation here. I listened to TGIF, Motherfuckers as a podfic this weekend and loved it. I did not know it was part of a lovely, lovely 'verse until just now, so yay!! Now I have a whole lot more to read and to listen to, as I gather the one and only juice817 has recorded more.

Thanks again. Am one happy bunny now.
vampirefan
Jun. 5th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
omg. i absolutely LOVE this series!

just love it...and hopefully they'll keep inspiring you to tell more!

the sex was hot, the story sweet and the supporting cast was so entertaining. i couldn't stop reading until i was done with the whole thing!

thanks!!
paula_lirio
Jun. 12th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
So. I’m still sort of new to the whole RPS side of this fandom. And I’m still learning about the kind of fics that I enjoy here, but, you know, OMG I cannot stop rereading this! Jared is so funny and sweet and Jensen is so adorable that I feel like I could hug them hard enough to hurt them.

Everything about this made me squee. So, hum, thanks. :D

It also made me sort of addicted to someecards.com
miss_snarky
Jun. 29th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, so... I've read this entire thing in one afternoon. Amazing. I love, love, love all the characterization, especially Chad, who is the most epic asshole ever. Brilliant job. :)
snowpuppies
Jul. 7th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to let you know that I read this and I laughed out loud all the way through. Hil-fucking-larious. Seriously.
bellaaurora
Jul. 8th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
I just spent the last two days reading ALL of this series and I'm seriously in love with it. It is made of epic levels of cute and adorable and funny and I want to cuddle every single one of the characters.
hoosierbitch
Aug. 16th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
I love this story so much. It made me want to relive college, made me want to fall in love, and did inspire me to send my ex both a really long email, and an ecard. :-)

Beautiful story. And I loved that it wasn't about Jared and Jensen breaking up over and over again--but about them being not just 'in love,' but really, truly, caring for each other.

Loved it.
linda3m
Aug. 16th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of addicted to this 'verse. Sharp, smart, witty dialogue makes this a stand out series. The image of a drag Welling-Rosenbaum wedding is forever burned into my consciousness. But in a good way.
gblvr
Sep. 12th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
I read *all* of these last night, and loved every single one of them -- I love that neither of them are entirely sure of what they're doing, but they're trying so hard, and are so sweet with each other. :-)
bisavalon
Oct. 6th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
I love'd all of these but I was wondering if the fic "Let's Go Shit On Coworkers in a More Informal Setting" on here. I saw that there is a podfic version now but I can't seem to be able to find it.
moosesal
Nov. 9th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I'd read some of these before, but I just went through the entire list of stories yesterday and was delighted. So much fun. So many funny moments. Chad that I could love! Tom/Mike that cracked me up. And, of course, Jared and Jensen all schmoopy and in love which is always nice.

Thanks for a wonderful read.
rabidpandabear
Dec. 11th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
Please tell me that there is a pdf. form of this somewhere. my comp crapped out and im to lazy to reinstall microsoft word.
_amalthea
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
OH wow, I really loved this :)

I almost never read fics that have established relationship through most of the fic, because for some reason I lost interest after they finally get together and then just picture the happily ever after.

But for some reason I stuck with this one. Probably because it was so real. I mean, it was happy fic without being unrealistic. And because the start of their relatioship wasn't one of those "agonizing, pining, happens over 30k words" type of ones I usually like to read, so reading about the actual relationship and its developmet didn't seem so anti-climatic as it would in those other fics. So yeah, in short: I LOVED IT :)

Oh and I totally loved the Mike/Tom parts too, even though I only ever read them as sideline characters before, and I'm not even in the Smallville fandom (although I remember that during the very first season of Smallville, when I was like 13, I thought Mike was hot x).
anjiyama
Jan. 27th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
I just listened to this while going through my day and loved it sooo much! So sweet and so funny!
spilled_coffee
Mar. 28th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
This was rec'ed over at spnroundtable and I just had to check it out.

It's so cute, the way you write everybody in this 'verse.

And what I loved especially was that it's R. Awesome.
wolfshark
May. 31st, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
I just found this and really want to read it - but apparently chash.livejournal.com doesn't exist? Help?
longsufferingly
May. 31st, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
It should all automatically redirect to poor_choices, I'm not sure why that isn't going through...
wolfshark
May. 31st, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Found them!
deansgirl369
Jul. 20th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
wow! i am ashamed that i havent commented before now. i just started reading these tonight and havent stopped, and here it is 5 am and i just finished! but, i did LOVE this. you are hilarious, your writing made me lol here lots of times, and want to call someone and read the funny parts to them! so, i will be rec'ing this immediately to my bff, so we can laugh together!! i hated for this to end. i loved the voices of both boys, as well as all the other characters, esp mike/tom!! so, just wanted to say thank you thank you...this was lovely and fun and wonderful! \o/ epic win-----go you!!! =}
lambertlover
Jul. 24th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
These look really tasty. Rough Word Count for the whole thing? I'd just like to know what I'm getting into and to set aside enough time. (Not enough can be said for the staying power of an all-night read-through of a story)
lambertlover
Jul. 24th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
PS Do you have a personal recommendation as to how to read the stories?
adnamamai
Jul. 30th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Sweet and funny.
strange_random
Oct. 19th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
*love*
I love the whole verse. You are amazing, your writing is great, it's funny, cute and brilliant.
I wrote a rec in my journal about it (I hope you don't mind).
You have no idea how much I enjoyed reading it, I had to read it several times. I love how you characterized the boys. :)
Your story is awesome it makes me sooooooo happy.
kingandqueen0
Mar. 5th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'm about to start this and I am so excited can I just. The chapter titles alone are works of beauty.
sandalaris
Apr. 11th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, do you have a preference on the order in which they should be read? Otherwise, I'll just go chronilogcial.
achoo987
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
I found this by chance and loved it. Made me laugh at points.
locifan
Nov. 22nd, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
Review
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how very much I enjoyed this 'verse. And while I'm sad this is retired I can't be too upset because of how much awesomeness is here for me to read, so thank you for that. I appreciate you sharing this with us all, it is wonderful.
npetrenko
Mar. 19th, 2013 07:39 am (UTC)
That was great.
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