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So, back in 2014, I posted about my experience with writing a 12-chapter serial fic, and concluded, basically, that it's not for me. I did it once, and I might try it again, I thought, purposefully – to use the lessons I learned the first time around.

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. )

But you know, I went back and read that post and the comments from the last time I talked about serials, and there was this in the comments from [personal profile] nagasvoice: What I'm wondering: If you give a warning note for it, would it be okay with the community to fix larger problems? Is anybody going to hate it if you edit earlier chapters when you've run into snags that need changing?

And dude, THAT HAPPENED TO ME WITH WE THREE KINGS.

So much blather under here (including spoilers for the story, FYI)! )

And final thoughts about serials – which amounts to basically 'I have changed my mind, and only partially because SPN is a fandom of serials.' )

So what do y'all think? Still feel the same about serials? Have different thoughts? Don’t really care one way or another?

*chinhands* Come talk to me.
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I had not believed such a thing as WAGFAPE existed in the world, and I am so glad I chanced upon it in my galavanting around the internets.

First off, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING SOMETHING FOR ME OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. I AM SO EXCITE. I am sure I will love WHATEVER you make, and I have no opinions about things in or out of podfics (intros, music, sound effects, or straight up, nothing but words), so GO WILD. Do whatever your heart desires!

Second, I am super easy to please. For one, my number one favorite thing is your happiness. I want you to enjoy reading this story, and enjoy it enough that listening to it again and again while you edit is not (too much) of a chore. So I'd best prefer if you found a story you adored to record so that you get just as much enjoyment out of this as I do. I'd also love for you to read me one of your favorite stories - I feel like that really comes out in a reading, and it's one of my very favorite things in podfic.

Third, I love EVERYTHING. Seriously, just... I love all kinds of stories, all kinds of kinks, tropes, ratings, pairings (or not pairings)... I just love everything. I have a standard list of many many things I love, and another one that changes season to season, but the thing I'm looking for is a story that touches me in some way. Makes me laugh out loud. Makes you laugh out loud! (Some of my most favoritest stories to record were the ones were you can hear the laughter (or tears, gah, so many tears) lurking in my voice. I love those stories.) I'm not afraid of tears, so dark!fic is welcome, but I love laughter and love and cuddles too, if dark isn't your cuppa. I love to see loyalty and steadfastness, mistakes being made and then efforts to fix them (redemption fics are a huge fave), teaching of any sort (teaching in porn is a favorite), found family/team/brothers in arms, all those things are huge buttons of mine.

I like sexy fics, but if you are uncomfortable reading that, I'm happy to receive things that are lower on the ratings scale and/or gen. I prefer queer pairings, so for this fest, if you're going to do sexy times, I'd really rather see F/F (or multi-F/F/F), genderfluid characters, trans! or ace! characters, pretty much anything other than cis het. I love love LOVE platonic het relationships though (god, Olivia & Charlie (red or blue) FOREVER, or Red!Olivia & Red!Lincoln, or Dean & Charlie, I could eat them up with a spoon - as long as it stays completely platonic).

I'll put the few DO NOT WANTS up front here before I go into a bit of detail with my canons. There's only a few, and they are: character bashing, scat, mpreg. I am not super fond of A/B/O, though I must admit a female-centric A/B/O story where the political structure and history and just everything are dealt with does sound interesting. I'm okay with the rest of the normal biggies, though, so if you can do sad or scary or disturbing, I am happy to receive that!

Supernatural

This is a tough fandom for women and genderqueer characters, I will grant you. The women that are there are AMAZING, though, so let my name a few of my favorite characters and pairings. Charlie - ALLLLLLL THE CHARLIE, Dean & Charlie, Sam & Charlie, Dean & Sam & Charlie, Donna, Jody, Donna/Jody, WAYWARD DAUGHTERS, Claire, Claire & Castiel, Abbadon, Linda Tran, Jo, Jo & Ellen, Ellen/anyone, especially crossovers! (I've written Ellen/Aisha (The Losers), and I just stumbled across an Ellen/Buffy the Vampire Slayer. OOOOOOOOOH.) I've heard about Charlie/Jo and I love the concept but haven't read any - I'd be happy to get some of that!

I read a fic a while back that had genderfluid!Sam and I absolutely adored it (I think the pairing was Sam/Cas). I love Sam as genderfluid, or Cas as agender (which is canon, really, despite Castiel's current male (albeit lovely!) meatsuit), and I think there's a fair amount of fic about non-cis versions of Sam or Cas that would make for some lovely reading. I do any and all pairings in SPN, so no worries about stepping on toes there.

Leverage

PARKER. I love all the Parker. Here is, I grant you, one het couple I could take - Parker/Hardison. I love them together and would make an exception for fic about them. I love Eliot and Parker/Hardison/Eliot too, but unless Eliot is genderfluid or agender or something, I'm not really thinking that's for this particular challenge. I love casefic featuring Parker's skillset or introspective vignettes where she looks on her team with love, or pretty much anything about Parker, ever. I do like Sophie, too, but usually more as half of a F/F pairing - Sophie/Tara or Sophie/Maggie are both favorites of mine. I really prefer Parker with Hardison, so unless it's pre-series (or pre-Parker and Hardison getting together), I'd rather not have Sophie/Parker. Genderqueer Parker would be super-mega-awesome!

The Librarians

Cassandraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Seriously, every woman she's ever met (INCLUDING EVE, IN THE FAIRYTALE EPISODE) has fallen deeply in love with Cassandra, mostly at first sight. I love Cassandra, and every F/F pairing with her that exists. Cassandra/Lamia (particularly in that alternate universe) is a fave, as is Cassandra/every female minor character she's been on screen with. Gen fics about Cassandra and magic or becoming part of a team or her brain grape also welcome. I wouldn't turn down OT3 (Cassandra/Ezekiel/Jake) if one of the boys was genderqueer in some way, too. But focus on Cassandra would be preferred. That said, now that I've thought about genderqueer Ezekiel, I would totally go for a story about that, too, that would be brilliant.

Fringe

SO MANY AWESOME WOMEN. Olivia, Bolivia, Astrid (every Astrid, I love EVERY Astrid), Elizabeth (I love every iteration of her too), Nina (love every iteration of her too), Etta, and I'd be into genderqueer versions of Walter, Astrid, Lincoln, Olivia, or Broyles. Fringe is a fandom where I have read almost nothing, so I trust your judgement if this is the fandom of your heart! I'm not terribly into pairings, but I like the canon ones well enough, and mostly the aspect I like about all these folks is the team/family aspect.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Oh, Phryne is wonderful, to be sure, but my heart is with Mac. I love Mac SO MUCH, and would love it if there were a story out there about the fling Mac and Phryne had pre-series. They just seem like they might have had a good time one night (or one week). I love Dot, too, and this fandom really hits my teaching kink pretty hard, so I'd be okay with just about anything as long as it features one or more of these delightful women (OR JANE! I LOVE JANE!). I'd love to see genderqueerness with regard to Mac, or even Jane, maybe, but I'm not particularly interested in any of the men in this fandom, even if they were genderqueer. I like Phryne/Jack and Dot/Hugh as pairings in canon, but I'd rather not have fic focused solely on that.

A few things

1/17/16 09:23 pm
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1. We are rewatching Fringe. Walter makes me laugh out loud SO MUCH. Also, I love the very slow and respectful way Peter and Olivia get together. Also also, Astrid is fucking GORGEOUS and so interesting. There's so much said about her in such little space on the show.

2. I am doing another serial Supernatural fic. I'm going to post on holidays. I've outlined the holidays I want to write for, and there are a couple of nice bunches of several in a row, coming up before Valentine's day that are important, but there's a 4 day gap between Ash Wednesday and Valentine's day, and the 3 days before that are in a row (Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday). Valentine's day is important, and then there is another one right away (President's day is February 15). I'm trying to outline what to do where and having a rough time. Anyone want to spitball with me in gdocs?

3. Our cats have the stinkiest butts known to man.

4. All the reports from Jaxcon are making me smile so big. And making me think about the RPF fic I don't write on very much.

5. I have to make most of a powerpoint training deck tomorrow. I'm nervous af about it. Good thoughts?

ETA: 6. Finally posted my 2015 fanwork roundup, if that's something you might be interested in.
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Rules: go to page 7 of your WIP, skip to the 7th line, share 7 sentences, and tag 7 more writers to continue the challenge.

Yeah, so I have 4 WIPs over 7 pages long, and I'm posting all of them, dammit. Also not tagging anyone - play along if you like. <3

The Grace Machine, Wincestiel Big Bang to be posted in a couple of months. )
Fake Marriage Wincestiel Fic I'm considering for SPN_J2_big_bang in July )
The Road Less Traveled, sprawling Wincestiel AU fork thingee - TW for medical stuff, Sam is in the hospital with an injury )
Jensen realizes he's bi and his friends and loved ones support him (non-ship RPF fic) )
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Day 13: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

SO EASY. I could do a zillion of these, but I will stick with 3, all Supernatural.

Two-Legged Mussel Picker (4017 words) by De_Nugis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Castiel/Sam Winchester
Characters: Sam Winchester, Castiel
Additional Tags: Angel True Forms, Trueform Sex
Summary: Sam and Cas try trueform sex. It's different.

My notes: [archiveofourown.org profile] de_nugis is the best at truly thinking of alien!Cas, out-of-the-box!Cas, and Sam is always beautifully drawn, too. This look at non-human sex, at Castiel's angelic body and Sam's wonderful dawning understanding and determination is amazing and gorgeous.

Return (841 words) by citrusjava
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
Additional Tags: Protective Sam Winchester, POV Female Character, Experimental Style, Season/Series 03, road - Freeform, Desert, everglades
Summary: Outsiders would tell you, sometimes tell her at toll booths or rest stops, that she is fat, and hairy, and old. Some people call her things for that. She has many names.

My notes: This is just... gorgeous. Seriously, the way the tale is wound all the way to the end, and then the penny drops that this really is Supernatural, and it's so heartwrenching, those few sentences about the Winchesters from this particular outside POV. Wow. Beautiful.

The Bright Waters Meet (1875 words) by The_Bookkeeper
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Castiel
Additional Tags: Hunter Retirement, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Enochian, Dirty Talk, First Kiss, Insecurity
Series: Part 1 of Enochian
Summary: Sam is okay with Dean and Cas' relationship. Really, he is. He just kind of wishes Cas would stop murmuring in Dean's ear like that.

My notes: Oh god, the Sam angst is going to make me diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie. The Enochian just really, really makes this. ETA: There is a sequel that is even MORE lovely and angsty and breaks my heart in two. GORGEOUS.
kate: a hedgehog with a santa cap and candy cane scarf (holiday: Christmas hedgie)
I got SO MUCH cool stuff, you guys, SO MUCH!!!

Everything from gluten-free recipes to lots of cute and fun graphics for season's greetings!

[personal profile] monanotlisa gave me hedgie wallpaper, omg I LOVE, [personal profile] leesa_perrie made a gorgeous and perfect snowed in picspam, and [personal profile] lightbird gave me a lovely Christmas tradition story and set of beautiful snowy pics.

As if that wasn't enough to make me smile to the ends of the earth, a few lovely people made fanworks for me, and they are all so good!

[personal profile] valarltd gave me a lovely 3-work Leverage OT3 rec set (the fic is amaaaaaazing Parker.

[personal profile] lilly_c made me Big Hero 6 icons. (;salfkjsa;dlfkjas;ldkfjs;ldfkj BAYMAX. BAYMAX AND HIRO. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D I AM GRINNING SO BIG HERE!)

[personal profile] tarlanx made a gorgeous Cas & Dean wallpaper. (Ugh, Cassssssssssssssssss and Dean unconscious, just... ugh, so perfect.)

[personal profile] mific expanded upon her Leverage OT3 tentacle art to add a little spicier version. (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh OT3 + tentacles OMG OMG OMG!!! *claws eyes out*)

[personal profile] omens arted me Jody and Donna having movie night. (;ssdkfljads;lkfjas;ldfkjas;dlkfjs;dlfkj fffffuck, Donna and Jody, I don't think you understand - Wayward Daughters is the only SPN shirt I will wear in public with ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME.)

[personal profile] curiouscorvid's fic Silver Balls is a hysterical outside POV on Destiel decorating the tree naked (off a flailosaurus prompt). SO. ADORABLE. So cute, so much awesome Sam in a Destiel fic. LOooooOOOoooooVE.

[personal profile] parcequelle made a Leverage/Buffy fusion, where Parker's the slayer, Sophie's the watcher, and Eliot and Hardison are the scoobies. The One Girl Job is both amazing in terms of how well the crossover works and also in how sweetly heartwrenching it is in such a short, seemingly silly premise.

I will NEVER not ask for Nightside stuff in [community profile] fandom_stocking because a couple year's back, I got the amazing Teddy Bear's Graveyard about Jessica Sorrow from [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous_sibyl, and this year, I got a ficlet about John/Suzie/Eddie from [personal profile] katarik where they are SO PERFECTLY DRAWN. HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS?! I have never received a fanwork in the Nightside fandom that hasn't been amazingly done. And some year, someone is going to make me Dead Boy art, and I will die.

[personal profile] sharpest_asp wrote me the most delightful Jenkins backstory ficlet in the Librarians fandom, and I absolutely looooooove that mostly it is not actually giving us any backstory. It's such delightful characterization, and THE LIBRARIANS!!!! :D :D :D :D

And last, but oooooohhhhhh so not least, [personal profile] citrusjava made me THE MOST PERFECT Wincestiel/Project Runway fusion/crossover/thingee!!! I Know Who You Did Last Summer has Cas making SOCKS. SOCKS. I DON'T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND. *cries* And then Sam losing it and Cas and Dean going after him and just... no. THIS IS PERFECT. *clutches it to chest*

I am so so so so grateful for this fest every year, you guys. I just love making stuff for people (list under the cut, because this post isn't about that), and then I get all this amazing stuff in return, and just seeing the outpouring of fannish joy makes me tear up. Every. Year. *happy siiiiiiiigh*

Stuff I made this year, two podfics and six fics in SGA, Leverage, a Buffy/Heroes crossover, and, of course, Supernatural. )
kate: Aang :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD (AtLA: Aang grinning)
Day 4: In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something.

I'm counting the two podfics and six fics I created for [community profile] fandom_stocking here. Reveals aren't until Friday evening, if you're feeling ambitions and want to gift a little something. :D

Day 5: Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.

I've been leaving it all over, but here are two pieces that deserve more love, if anyone else is so inclined, both Supernatural: Return by [archiveofourown.org profile] citrusjava, and For the Time Being by [archiveofourown.org profile] De_Nugis

Day 6: In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

[community profile] ante_up_losers 2016 Fanwork Exchange is up and running! Sign up now! :D :D :D

Day 7: In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I was going to try and do something for Supernatural, and there are a million things I love, but it'd be way to hard to try and do that (and too time consuming), so instead, I'm going to show you my favorite scene from The Losers: embed behind the cut of Chris Evans singing Journey )

Not sure if my favorite part is that he DOES THE ACTUAL DYNAMICS in the line "it goes on and on and on and on," or the little dance move he does in the elevator before the doors close. Or... well, it's probably the Cougar bit at the end. Because Cooooooougar. :D

Day 8: Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

Welcome, [personal profile] citrusjava! *smirks at you*

Day 9: In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

1. Write 250,000 words this year
2. Post at least 100,000 words this year
3. Post one novella length story at least
kate: Orange berry on snow covered branches (Snow: singular orange berry)
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Day 3: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

Going with all SPN this year, because I don't think I've had the chance to rec myself in that fandom yet, and I really like some of what I've done.

1. The Three Body Problem (36834 words)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
Characters: Castiel, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Summary: Cas asks the Winchesters on a date. Yes, both of them.

This was some big bang or another last year, and it's my first novella-length Wincestiel (there are three more in the works). I just really like it. For a story based on a silly premise it turned out kind of sweet, and I like it.

2. A Brief Sexual History of Dean Winchester (4704 words)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con, Underage, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester, Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester, Lisa Braeden/Dean Winchester, Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester, Dean Winchester/Other(s)

This one is dark, but I just really like it; I feel like it explains the way Dean's bisexuality has been displayed in canon. And yeah, I know he's never stated he's bisexual, but his crush on Dr. Sexy alone tells me that he is not a 0 on the Kinsey scale. I think he's pretty decently in the middle there, but at any rate, I feel like the reasons for this are not entirely pleasant, either, and that's what this story is all about. It's definitely not happy fun times.

3. Third Time's the Charm (7454 words)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Castiel/Sam Winchester
Summary: "So you are virgins. Again."

This was my first Sam/Cas of any length (possibly my first ever?) and I just enjoyed the hell out of it. It was fun and funny and I just really love these two being good to each other.

4. Take the Long Way Home (2410 words)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester
Summary: Dean wakes up injured, hurting, and alone. And then his day gets worse.

This is my first try at Gothic horror, and I'm really pleased with how it came out.

5. and everything nice (1348 words)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester
Summary: Dean liked the way the pink satin panties felt.

This one could probably have been called A Brief Crossdressing History of Dean Winchester. It's surprisingly angsty and a little sweet, and I had no idea where it was going when I sat down to write it. I love those stories.
kate: Eliot from Leverage, with his mug of coffee, right before he takes down a room in the dark. :) (Leverage: Eliot disguised as Daniel Jack)

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Day 2: In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

Oh, man, so I have a lot of things I really would like. Here's just a short list:

1. Check in on [community profile] fandom_stocking to see if there are any wishes you can grant? That is one of the other great fannish outpourings of the season. You can post stuff up to and after reveals (January 6).

2. Someone to kick my ass for the next week about my [tumblr.com profile] rarepairbb story that's due on the 10th. I'd love to have an alpha reader/cheerleader for it, too, but they don't have to be the same person. I just need to write the ending and having someone kick my ass/cheerlead would help. (It's Supernatural, Wincestiel, alt!S9 fic.)

3. Leverage OT3 recs? (Parker/Hardison/Eliot)
kate: Sam and Cas hugging (SPN: Sam/Cas happy hug)
DUUUUUUUUUUUDE. This is the best idea EVER. 300 words or a sketch not on lined paper. Plus the ability to write treats. Sign-ups through January 7th.

I'm soooooooooooo easy. )
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Okay, I'm at work, and technically in the middle of a work sprint (in which I have so far gotten Starbucks and lunch and looked at [community profile] fandom_stocking) but THESE THINGS NEED TO BE SAID.

1. TEAM VELOCIRAPTOR GOT INTO THE GISHWHES BOOK - TWICE! :D :D :D I will post pics eventually, but I am SO EXCITE! Especially cause there's a picture of my mom in one of the entries. :)

2. [community profile] fandom_stocking is live! Submit your stocking here. Fandom stocking is one of my great, fannish, winter loves. It's brilliant. I'll be writing my stocking tonight and then starting to look for stockings I can fill.

3. SPN midseason finale tonight. I have a bad feeling my Sam feels will be engaged to the nth degree.

4. Work is... interesting. More on that later, maybe.

5. ??? What's up with you, dwircle?
kate: Charlie from Supernatural grinning (SPN: Charlie profile happy)
I have no idea if Supernatural folks do this, but I like to write letters, and I cribbed most of what I wrote from my last sign-up anyway, which is what I'm going to do with this letter. So here you go.

I like to talk... a lot. )

My sign-up for posterity. )
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I think it's safe. *weary smile*

There was a thing. It's not a thing I'm going to talk about because I just... ugh. I don't want to. But suffice it to say, people found me, and there was wankiness (not RL people, have no fear), and I needed to get away for a little while. Now I have the dreary task of un-friendslocking appropriate posts, which just sucks. I'll get to it eventually, but it's not something I'm interested in doing right now.

So on top of the thing, there's been a work thing. I was working at client #1, and client #2 (an old client of mine that was convinced they would implode if they could not have me back (I'm not kidding)) convinced my bosses that they needed me.

So, I was informed on a Friday that on Monday, the dude at client #2 and I would spend 2 days at client #2, where he handed over all his work to me (dumping 26 grants on me the week before a deadline was a massive fucking clusterfuck) and then we would spend 2 days at client #1, where I trained him on all my work (which, uh, took roughly an hour, and I spent the rest of my days pulling my hair out while I tried to do everything I needed to do for those 26 grants at client #1 (and which dude had fucked up massively, so I had to re-do all of his work)). It was a shitty week. And because it's deadline season, it just kept coming for the next six weeks. The last major deadline is Monday, and then I should be able to concentrate on my big projects and be ready to roll off at the end of March.

Also, tumblr. I have all kinds of things to say about it, but when people are like: it's totally mindless and easy, you just scroll down all the pretty pictures... yeah. That's pretty much it. It's really easy on my very tired brainmeats. I've spent some time cultivating my dash, so it's mostly stuff and/or people I like, so that's good. I'm on the very edges of SPN wank, so I hear about it but I don't get involved in it. Blocking posts is a beautiful thing, as is blacklisting. I'm kisahawklin over there if any of you would like to find me - but if you follow me and aren't into SPN, be sure to blacklist the supernatural tag. I will ALWAYS tag because OMG untagged posts make me want to claw my eyes out. (I am SO SPOILED for the back half of this season I could scream.)

ION, I am writing okay. Plenty of words ahead of my goal for the year, though I need to stop writing tags for my last bang and get working on my next one.

How's things, dwircle?
kate: Cas looking mighty fine (SPN: Cas hoooooooooooooot)
So I got about 90% of his panel on video. I'll upload it, but with the shitty wifi here in the hotel, it'll likely take me all night, or maybe until later in the week. If worse comes to worst, I'll upload it when I get home on Thursday.

My two Misha stories )

(WTF am I supposed to do with this now? I have a tampon Misha threw at me. I can't just throw it away. But it's a tampon. WTF. I AM SO LOST.)
kate: Cas looking mighty fine (SPN: Cas hoooooooooooooot)
When you see this, share 3 random lines from 3 WIPs. And I'm going to take "lines" to mean "paragraphs" because that's how I roll.

Ah, what the hell. Two Supernatural epics and that one RPF I said I was gonna do.

1. "And I didn't realize Sam was Sammy."

Dean laughs, the tension leaving him in a rush and he picks up another box to go digging for coffee mugs. "Big brother's prerogative."

He pulls out a pair of mugs, glancing at Dave with a grin. The look of relief on his face is comical, and Dean would chafe at being thought of as Sam's boyfriend except he's chafing at the fact that the dude thinks anyone who had Dean at home would bother to cheat on him.

2. "What's up?" Misha asks, and Jensen looks over at him, too tired to try and figure out what he's talking about. Misha wrinkles his forehead in his "I'm concerned" face and says, "You've been moping all day. Something on your mind?"

Jensen frowns and Misha puts his hands up. "Okay, not moping, fine, if you don't want to talk about it."

Jensen rolls his eyes. Honestly, Misha is the worst.

3. Cas nods. "You don't need to drink or eat, either, but I imagine those habits will be harder to break."

Sam sets the beer down, sighing. There's no point in drinking if he's not even going to get a buzz.

"I, on the other hand," Cas says with a sudden, huge grin that makes him look younger than Kevin, "am what Dean calls 'a lightweight.'"
kate: Hephaistion looking worriedly at Alexander (Alexander: Hephaistion hooooot with one)
In your own space, talk about your fannish origin story. How did you come to fandom, why did you choose your fannish name, do you have more than one secret identity? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I'm still trying to figure out how, exactly, I found my way to fandom. I started fanwriting when I was five. (I wrote a story that was basically: Fonzie does an Evil Kneivel type trick on his motorcycle, and SLAMS INTO A BRICK WALL AND DIES! I was five. Writing tragedy and deathfic. What the hell.) Also - I shared this story with my mother, who looked at me funny but didn't make me do anything like see a child psychologist or anything, so I kept writing stories. Mostly in my head after that, and mostly self-inserts into Star Wars and the like.

Teenagerhood was bizarre. I would've been hugely multifannish, if there'd been an internet back then (I think) and then I might have figured out that I was actually in love with KITT, not David Hasslehoff.

Weirdly, once I went to college, I seem to have turned off my fannish interest. I think I just didn't have time. Music school is fucking all-consuming, yo.

I got back into it around 1999 - with, of all things, The Mummy. I found a Brendan Fraser fangroup and wrote some fiction. (RPS! Though I didn't actually want to have sex with Brendan, so I wrote us doing Tai Chi together. I wish this still existed in the world.)

From there, I moved into Buffy, where I joined a mailing list and started reading fanfiction - including slash! I was a Buffy/Spike shipper, but I found some Spike/Xander fic which made me do a Castiel-style headtilt, and then Spike/Angel (or Angelus) fanfic that made me go: OMG YES THIS ALL OF THIS FOREVER WHAT IS THIS EVEN?!!?!?!? D:

And then The Mummy 2 came out, and I started writing a script for The Mummy 3. (Mine would've been SO MUCH BETTER than the one they actually made.) I wrote other stuff, too, mostly self-insert (and my self-insert was always the best friend or maternal figure or helper person because I really did want to be besties with these people, not have sex with them).

Then Lord of the Rings happened, and I found a group of super-awesome folks to get involved with (and got initiated into LJ), started writing even more self-insert stories (still thinking they were basically original fiction at this point, ahahaha oh, no), and then. And then! [livejournal.com profile] gayalithiel came onto the scene and we started writing a sprawling vampire universe populated with our favorite actors. Vampire Greg. (Long story for another time.) And seriously, we wrote SO MUCH. I was so heavily into that universe. I still look back and think I could turn it into something really cool - we had some really neat ideas and did just buttloads of research and background work. Maybe someday.

And then - I finally broke the fanfiction barrier. 10 years ago, this past Christmas eve. I posted my very first fanfic, and Alexander (2004) FPS/RPS thing for the girl who would become my ex-girlfriend. I wrote a fair number of shorts in that fandom, most dedicated to her, and then everything there fell apart and my writing mojo completely dried up.

Thankfully, I got out of the bad situation, and writing came back, slowly but surely. And when my future wife introduced me to SGA, I never looked back. I have 290 works on the AO3, and 134 of them are SGA. We moved to DW pretty much the second it opened its doors, and it's become my fannish home. I'm still trying to wrangle other platforms, and I think I've pretty much come up with this (subject to change):

[personal profile] kate: my fannish and personal home; where my friends are; where I post about squeeful things and RL things and just about everything
[archiveofourown.org profile] kisahawklin: where all the fic is kept
[livejournal.com profile] kisahawklin: I keep this only for the few friends and fests only on LJ. Someday it may become obsolete, but not yet.
[twitter.com profile] kisahawklin: pretty much exclusively for SPN tweeting and watching the cast live-tweet shows
[tumblr.com profile] kisahawklin: I get the appeal, now. Mostly for SPN and definitely for all things visual. Still learning my way around there.

And... that's that, I guess? There should probably be a note up there about falling into the incredible Losers fandom, and moving into Supernatural, but I think I've covered those enough before. YAY FANDOM! :D :D :D :D

ETA: I always seem to start blathering and then miss parts of the question! Kisa Hawklin is the name of my first D&D character and has been my online moniker since I got online, back in 1993. I do have two pseudonyms, and I challenge anyone to figure out who they are. One is almost 11 years old and the other is at least 5. Both have works posted at the AO3. (Some of my favorites, actually. I may eventually pull the 11 year old pseud into kisahawklin, but we'll see.) I doubt anyone would ever guess them, though (and have at - good luck with that!).

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kate: Cas looking mighty fine (SPN: Cas hoooooooooooooot)
Me rambling about Team Free Will and Wincestiel and some awesome recs. )

AND! I'm super late on this post, partially because life happened, but also partially because I posted a Wincestiel big bang a while back, thinking there wasn't going to be any art. Found out [tumblr.com profile] wifihunters was having a tough time IRL but was still working on the art and now it's live and holy crap IT IS AMAZING.

The story behind this story is that I signed up for a Wincestiel big bang last year, and the epic story I'd been working on (I had 25k words done going in – I really thought I could finish it!). But then I've realized it's roughly a 100k word story and I wasn't going to finish in time for the deadline. But it was a 10k minimum and I can pull that out in a day if I need to, so I came up with a second story and started to write. What if Cas asked the Winchesters out on a date – both of them? But then I couldn't finish that one either (though they extended the deadline by a month – I could've probably made it if they'd said something when I sent my defaulting email). And so when this Team Free Will Big Bang came up, I decided to finish that romcom idea because I loved it so much. I'm still working on the other epic story, and hoping to finish that one next year. I've got another one in the works, too, an alt!season 9 that I think will be awesome. But anyway – I finished this one, and there is freaking GORGEOUS art to go with it. :D :D :D :D

Title: The Three Body Problem
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] kisahawklin
Artist: [tumblr.com profile] wifihunters
Art Post: Gorgeous art here
Pairing: Wincestiel
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~36000
Warnings: None
Summary: Cas asks the Winchesters on a date. Yes, both of them.



Here is my December meme topics post, if you have something you desperately want to ask me.
kate: Cas looking mighty fine (SPN: Cas hoooooooooooooot)
Apparently I felt like a CWRPS dream, mostly about Misha with bonus Jared-as-my-big-brother feels. )

And then I woke up suddenly (fear I missed an important email, ARG, WORK) so I remembered most of the dream in very great detail. It was an excellent one – and I'm so glad to have Misha and Jared in my dreams! I rarely dream about my fandoms, so this was fun.
kate: Sam from S9 promo looking down (SPN: Sam  downtrodden)
Hallo dear creator!

So, you may be able to tell from my sign-up that I am totally the easiest recipient ever. No, really. You're making something for me. I already love it.

Rule number one is that you enjoy what you're making. If you love what you're doing, I'm going to love it too, I guarantee it. If nothing in my sign-up or blathering below interests you, throw it all out the window and make whatever the heck you feel like!

I don't really have a lot to add to my sign-up, honestly, it was pretty long as it is. I seem to be a bit of a unicorn in that I really love all the pairings with the boys. I like Wincest, early seasons or later, I love Destiel, because it's just so easy, I love Sam/Cas because they're such an odd couple and it takes some work to get them together, and I love Wincestiel most of all, because my answer when I can't decide on an OTP is to smush them all together.

I also love gen and character-based stuff, especially minor or secondary characters: Charlie, Jo, Ellen, Ash, Meg, Ruby, Jody, Bobby, Chuck, Garth, Kevin, Kevin's mom, Samandriel, Balthazar, Gabriel, Death, Naomi, Gadreel, and I'm sure others that aren't coming to mind.

Also, I guess I forgot to say it, but, no character bashing please! I totally get it if you like Wincest and hate the angels, or love Destiel but don't much care for Sam. But in that case, please just leave the character out rather than killing them needlessly or putting them through the torture mill.

I'm seeing a lot of prompts in others' sign-ups that make me go: why didn't I ask for that?! So here, a list of things I forgot to mention that I enjoy a lot:

Fluffy/Happy/Light
Snow
Snuggling for warmth
Bed-sharing
Protective Instincts
Winchesters as kids, weecest or just gen
Co-dependency where things aren't completely jacked because of it

Dark
Non-con
Dub-con - especially when there is massive angst because of it (Dean and Sam are faves here - getting together because there's no other way out of a situation is one of my iron-clad kinks for Wincest)
Evil!Sam, Demon!Dean, Badass!Castiel
Sam as a damsel in distress, Dean getting beat up, and Cas being mulishly defiant
Co-dependency where things are completely jacked because of it

One last logistical note: If you're looking for me, I'm actually over on dreamwidth at [personal profile] kate, but there's not a lot about SPN there (though I do have a dear creator letters tag that might give you even MORE ideas (because there aren't enough of those floating around). And if you want to see what I like to read and write, I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] kisahawklin at the AO3, and here are my bookmarks.

My original sign-up for posterity. )

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