kate: Tessa (a reaper) from SPN, smiling (SPN: Tessa)
Hallo hallo hallo!

Thank you, dear creator, for making something for me! I am SO EXCITED to receive some femslash made just for me. Seriously, this is the best idea EVER.

So, my first, ironclad rule about exchange pieces is that I want to make it as stress-free for my creator as possible. I love all kinds of fic and art, so don't feel like you have to include everything (I don't honestly think that'd be possible) or even anything from the lists and prompts below. Optional details are optional! If none of this works for you, please, throw it out the window and go with something you want to do. I guarantee I'll love it, and I'll enthuse all over you in the comments.

Okay, with that out of the way, then, let's get on with it! I do like to list all kinds of things, throwing it all at the wall to see what sticks. If something sparks you, great! If not, see rule #1 up there.

A few general likes and dislikes, to maybe help you on your way.

Likes (These change all the time, and I like a lot more things than I can ever think of when I'm writing these letters, so if it's not here, don't fret, I probably like it!)

Pretending to be married/arranged marriages
Found family, especially within teams that have to work together
Friends and family outside the main relationship
Cooking and food
Redemption
Competence
Relationships between equals (anti-power imbalance, maybe?)
Water (swimming, showers, bodies of water, anything)
Pets and/or kids
Picnics
Crossovers
Well-drawn AUs
Dub-con when both parties are actually interested and just need a push to be together
Asexual characters
All ratings - porn, while I enjoy it, is not necessary if you'd rather not make it
Porn/kink likes, if you want to write that (for non-antagonistic relationships): bondage, especially hands or holding down, wallsex, begging, strap-ons, shaving, cunnilingus, sweet, positive sex talk, snuggling and cuddling after.
Porn/kink likes for antagonistic couples: I LOVE power imbalance, a toppy-dom taking advantage of their position of power and reveling in making the weaker lady(ies) submit, fighting into fucking, marking, bondage, holding down, begging, strap-ons, dildos or jury-rigged dildo with whatever's on hand.

Dislikes (these are weirdly specific to femslash - there's a whole essay in there about why I don't mind dark, dark, dark dudeslash fics and am not really interested in dark femslash, but unfortunately not in this letter)
Abuse
Non-con
Suicide
Deathfic
Slavery

Generally I'm not a fan of A/B/O, but I might actually be interested in it when it's not all about the dudes. If that's your thing, or you think you might want to do a take on it, have at!

Fannish/pairing notes and prompts

Supernatural )
Stargate Atlantis )
Bend It Like Beckham )
Arrow )
Buffy )
Firefly )

My sign-up, for posterity. )
kate: Sam and Cas hugging (SPN: Sam/Cas happy hug)
Apologies and Other Disasters (40933 words) by kisahawklin
Chapters: 12/12
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
Characters: Castiel, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Kevin Tran, Linda Tran, Garth Fitzgerald IV, Charlie Bradbury
Additional Tags: Pre-Slash, Arguing, Fix-It, Fluff, Bacon, Episode: s09e03 I'm No Angel, Huddling For Warmth, Fluff and Angst, Cuddling & Snuggling, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Pancakes, Temporary Character Death, Happy Ending, Masturbation, Mutual Masturbation, Fantasizing, Slow Build
Summary: Canon divergent AU from 9.03. After Sam kicks Ezekiel to the curb, the first thing they do is to go find Cas. (And then, 11 meandering chapters later, there's a lot of Sam/Cas/Dean and sex.)

My personal note: while I'm proud of what I've achieved with this piece, and it's been an interesting process, I don't think it's one of my best, and am only posting a notice here because some of you've mentioned you would like that and also, damn, I'm just so proud I finished this monster.
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
So, I have this story that I'm posting in chapters.

It's not my usual way of posting, and in fact, I am sort of adamantly against posting in chapters. I know why people do it, but it's not my thing, and I'll tell you why. Well, I'll give you a history of my (accidental) experience and then the pros and cons, for me (which add up to why - along with the fact that as a reader I hate hate HATE WIPs).

History of my accidental serial fic: [personal profile] clavally gave me a prompt which I sat down and wrote about 4500 words for. I posted it, and then asked her to prompt me again. She did. I wrote another 1300 words and posted that as a chapter 2, because I'd worked out the rest of the story and it had an easy four part structure. EASY. Ha ha ha ha, oh, no.

Then Spoilers for SPN S9 ) and I wanted to post something to make myself feel better (and also it'd been a while since I posted), so I cut out and posted a part of Chapter 3 and decided to throw the rest into Chapter 4.

I continued writing Chapter 4 and realized, when it hit about 7k, that it was kind of unreasonable to post it all at once - it'd grown a huge plot and Dean was being recalcitrant, so I threw up about half of it and extended the story to 5 chapters.

Then I was about to get kripked and I realized that the story was just going to be huge, so I needed to reorganize. I shifted things and made it into a 12 chapter thing, re-organizing Chapters 1-4 into Chapters 1-6 and posting two more. Ever since then I've been posting a chapter here and there, every two weeks to a month, mostly before another section of the story got jossed or kripked by canon (this happened six or seven times in the story, which is only fair since it became something of an alt!S9, (on complete accident, I swear!)).

So now I've posted 11/12 chapters and It's been an interesting experience, these last few chapters.

There's a certain awesomeness to being able to write and post almost immediately. I just do a quick readthrough for typos and other little errors, and then put it up. Also awesome has been the hit count and the bookmarks. People keep coming back to it as I post, and that's pretty neat.

Less awesome: If I write myself into a corner, I'm stuck with it. Since I've published the chapter, I have to live with whatever I put in there, so trying to re-write Dean to be less recalcitrant or skip Cas's stupid farewell presents is now impossible because the damn thing's out there already. Probably no one would care but me, but I feel like it's sort of the challenge of writing a serial - you have to live with what came before, even if it was stupid. I suppose it's a little like writing on a TV series, heh.

Awesome side benefit to that: you realllllllly have to think around corners when you do something stupid to yourself. This has been great practice in forcing myself to write creatively to solve problems I would probably have edited out if I was writing straight through.

Other awesome benefits: posting relatively regularly is a nice high and keeps the story fun and fresh and it doesn't have the slogging middle that all my long stories do.

Less awesome: The finished product isn't going to be that good. There's a lot of stuff that I short-cutted because of time and space that really... just isn't very good. Corollary to this less awesome: this is likely to be one of my highest hit count stories ever and it's not particularly good. Considering when I post the epic fics I'm currently working on, it'll take years to get to the hit count I've achieved in six months, that's a bit discouraging.

So yeah, I don't think I'll post any more chaptered fics, but I'm glad I did it - it was an excellent experience. I might try it one more time, purposefully, to see if I can do a better job of it.
kate: Dean from the S9 promo poster, hooooooot (SPN: Dean hot)
I started this at work, but I have so so so so many WIPs in SPN already and this would be massive (basically a rewrite of Season 9), so: here, fixed that for you. )

ETA: A thought about the thing I was DYING for in the midseason cliffhanger episode - and didn't get. )

Ummmm....

9/15/13 09:46 pm
kate: Sam has the most ridiculous hair (SPN: Sam haaaaaaaaaaaair)
Not sure if I'm supposed to be writing a "Dear Creator" letter for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas, but I like talking about my likes and dislikes and my fandom and just about everything, ever, so.

Thank you for making something for me! I am SO excited, I cannot even explain how excited I am to do an exchange in this fandom, and that I'm going to get a gift made just for me. I LOVE EXCHANGES, WHEEEEEEE! :D :D :D

First things first: I don't live on LJ anymore. I'm [personal profile] kate over on Dreamwidth, if you're looking to know a little more about me outside of this exchange. I blather about all kinds of things.

Second things second: My number one, absolutely iron-clad rule about exchanges is: I want this to be fun for you. There should be no agonizing. There should be no twisting yourself in knots over a gift for me (unless you want to do that - then, twist away!). My most important rule is that you enjoy yourself while creating it - I will love anything you make, guaranteed.

Third... yeah, you get it: I am nearly unsquickable. I don't have any triggers. I listed a couple of dislikes, but you know, the longer I'm in fandom, the less things I find I don't like. Right now the list is basically scat and mpreg. Mpreg I am super-willing to be convinced I'm wrong about! Scat less so. I'm just... not interested in that, so please do avoid it. As for other dislikes I listed, they're not hard and fast. I've read a/b/o I liked, I just like other things better in this fandom. I listed humiliation because I'm not a fan of humiliation in general, but if you want to go there, and it makes sense for the character, then go there! Go ahead and convince me. I'm all about being convinced.

Fourth: Things I like, in no particular order (and with no obligation to include any of this stuff, this is just basically to see if I can spark an idea for you):

* Angst
* Found family
* Redemption
* Apocafic of varieties *other* than heaven/hell
* Female characters with agency (Jo, Ellen, Meg, Jody, Ruby, Cassie, Mrs. Tran, Charlie... I'm sure I'm missing some I just can't think of them offhand)
* Asexual characters
* Queer characters
* Kinky characters
* Asexual kink
* Being held down
* Coercion of any sort, to any end, and the accompanying angst
* Co-dependent Winchesters (even - or maybe especially - in gen)
* Badass Castiel
* Sam's hair
* Dean's faaaaaaace
* Castiel's... everything?
* Sam being badass, especially as a kid
* Dean being awkwardly vulnerable, especially as an adult
* Cas being a fish out of water
* Wincestiel of all flavors, but especially old!Wincestiel
* Cas/Dean with D/s dynamics, especially set in early-to-mid S4
* Sam/Cas where Sam isn't a stand-in for Dean
* Sam/Dean... I can't actually pick one thing I want for them. I do like angst more than fluff where they're concerned, though.

Hm, that's less interesting than I've been in other letters, sorry. I think it's being new to Supernatural, I'm still finding my feet. Hopefully this enough to get you started, though. Have fun, and thank you so much for making something for me! :D :D :D

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