GO Exchange Gift

I did the Good Omens Holiday Exchange this year. There are many delightful stories and works of art there already, all worth checking out. Someone was nice enough to write my "Aziraphale and Crowley IN SPACE" prompt. from the void abyss by myriads came is smart and funny and everything I wanted. Very much thanks to my secret writer, everyone else, go read. My identity as gift-writer remains secret for a little while longer, but when names have been revealed I will share that link here as well.

Today a friend at work commented on how sad it is that we tend to wish our lives away Monday through Friday. I am guilty of this, so tonight I'm taking a little time out to bake and wrap and watch Christmas movies. Hope everyone else is having a happy holiday season, too.

SPN Fics, Motorcade of Generosity

This post encompasses five different ficlets, and the grouping requires a little explanation. Sometime last year, I was simultaneously obsessed with the TV show Supernatural and the Cake album Motorcade of Generosity. I couldn't stop the two from getting mashed up in my brain a little, and Motorcade of Generosity became my reverse-engineered fan mix for season four of SPN. Last summer, I decided I was going to write a drabble to go with every song on the album, and throw them all up as a kind of suite. Of course, some of the songs ended up inspiring longer stories, while others inspired nothing at all. Here are the five that I was able to flesh out into something acceptable. My interpretation of some of the lyrics is pretty literal, but mostly it's more of a feeling that the song evokes. These all stand alone, do not form any kind of story, they do not necessarily even inhabit the same universe. You can read and understand (and hopefully enjoy) without any knowledge of the songs that inspired them, although I've provided links for the curious.

A big thank you to my wonderful beta dreamscapemusic, the roommate of my heart, who read this for me in the fall. Sorry for not posting these sooner, I appreciate your help as always.

Title: Ruby Sees All

Word Count: 290~

Rating/Warnings: PG-13, strong language and sexual situations

Summary: Ruby/Sam set between S3 and S4. Ruby stays in control, any way she can.

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Title: Pentagram

Word Count: 720~

Rating/Warnings: PGish, strong language

Summary: Bobby's night out. Set S5ish.

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Title: Haze of Love

Word Count: 1050~

Rating/Warnings: PGish, strong language, mildly gross body humor, general bad taste.

Summary: Sam and Dean encounter one of the more unusual dangers of hunting. Mostly Dean does.

A/N: Born out of my desire to write crossover fic with a certain short-lived late 90s kids' show about paranormal investigation. The connection is still there if you squint. A little more info about what they're after here.

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Title: Jesus Wrote a Blank Check

Word Count: 430~

Rating/Warnings: PG

Summary: Dean/Cas, set early S4. Dean gets a second chance, but he's not quite sure what he's doing with it.

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Title: I Bombed Korea

Word Count: 220~

Rating/Warnings: PG, violence

Summary: Pre-series. John Winchester in the early days of his hunting career.

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Fic Masterlist

I figured it was about time I had one of these. Here goes:

Motorcade of Generosity
Fandom: Supernatural
Summary: Five short fics based on songs off the Cake album Motorcade of Generosity. See entry for various warnings, ratings, and summaries.

Nice Day for a White Wedding

Fandom: Supernatural/Pretty Little Liars (TV Show) Crossover
Warnings: Some strong language
Word Count: 2,000~
Summary: AU/Crack. Sam and Dean get invited to Jo and Ezra’s wedding.

The Faces You Will Meet

Fandom: Torchwood
Authors: co-authored by myself and dreamscapemusic for the tw_bigbang. Lovely art by the_silver_sun.
Warnings: Canon character death
Word Count: 16,600~
Summary: AU paralleling canon. During her time at Torchwood One, Lisa was keeping a secret about Toshiko. Now, after the destruction of Canary Wharf, what impact will this have on Torchwood Three?

Small Victories

Fandom: Gunnerkrigg Court
Warnings: None
Word Count: 300
Summary: Kat watches Annie move on, a little bit at a time.

Be Thankful

Fandom: Trying Human
Warnings: Interspecies romance, but they don't get up to anything naughty
Word Count: 1,200
Summary: Longus meets Don't parents.

Untitled Commentfic

Fandom: Harry Potter. Written for mctabby's Cat's Birthday Drabblethon for kellychambliss
Warnings: No actual sex, just foreplay. Sillyness and wizarding tattoos.
Word Count: 155
Summary: McGonagall/Hooch, tattoos and BDSM

A Hole in Time

Fandom: The Odd Sea
Warnings: Some strong language, angst
Word Count: 4,100
Summary: “I think the strangest sketch I wrote was one in which he came back and found that no one wanted to believe he was still alive.” Ethan’s return as imagined by Philip.

FIC: Supernatural/Pretty Little Liars

Title: Nice Day for a White Wedding

Fandom: Supernatural/Pretty Little Liars (TV Show) Crossover

Rating/Warnings: Some strong language

Word Count: 2,000~

Summary: AU/Crack. Sam and Dean get invited to Jo and Ezra’s wedding.

Author’s Notes: I think this requires a little bit of explaining. This is a birthday present for my roommate, set in the combined universes of two of our favorite shows. Supernatural just has so many crossover-inducing guest stars. Sorry I broke up your favorite couple, Ashley, but I think Aria gets a pretty good consolation prize. Thanks to other roommates dreamscapemusic and Kayla for consulting and betaing. You guys are the best!

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Torchwood fanfic

My lovely roommate has spent the better part of today slaving over the formatting of our fic for the Torchwood Big Bang. Now it is up, along with links to the lovely artwork. For those unfamiliar with the Big Bang format, dreamscapemusic and I co-wrote a fanfic, which the_silver_sun then illustrated for us. And she did an AWESOME JOB. I did a happy dance when I saw it, and you should go look so you can do a happy dance as well.

Here it is: community.livejournal.com/tw_bigbang/23684.html

If you're into this sort of thing, you should keep an eye on the community. The posts are staggered, and we're one of the first, so there are a handful up now and lots more great stuff to come.

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Another one of those things, hey

Title: Small Victories

Fandom: Gunnerkrigg Court

Pairings: Annie/Kat, suggestion of Annie/Reynardine

Author’s Note: Written when the comic was up through Chapter 29.

Warnings: None

Disclaimer: Gunnerkrigg Court belongs to Tom Siddell, and I am in no way profiting from this work of fanfiction.

Word Count: 300

Notes: Thanks to dreamscapemusic for the beta :)

Summary: Kat watches Annie move on, a little bit at a time.



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Speak Loudly.

If you're reading this, you probably already know that SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my all time favorite books. If you've read it yourself, or have read anything about it, you know that it's a YA novel, one that is often taught in schools (including Marshfield High). Unfortunately, it often gets misinterpreted and challenged.

This opinion piece is from a Missouri newspaper. The writer is Wesley Scroggins, an associate professor of management at Missouri State University. He was also involved in a seminar called "Reclaiming Missouri for Christ." In the article, he calls SPEAK "soft-core pornography" and also trashes SLAUGHTER-HOUSE FIVE and TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler (not familiar with Ockler, but I love Vonnegut).

If you've read any of these books, you'll see that Scroggins is totally missing the point. SPEAK deals with rape, and it is not intended to titillate. The rape scenes in the book contain almost no physical descriptions, they focus on what the victim is feeling- confusion, terror, pain. The novel isn't about rape so much as it is about the aftermath and Melinda's path to recovery and happiness.

I read SPEAK for the first time when I was in sixth grade. My experiences were not similar to Melinda's (but can you imagine the amazing benefits this book would have for a teenage rape survivor?), but I still feel like I learned something. There's a message about not judging people we don't understand. It made me think about who I would talk to if bad things happened to me, and I realized how blessed I have been to be surrounded by loving friends and family. I reread SPEAK last year, as an education major, and I started to see that there's a lot in there about what makes a good teacher.

I could go on forever, but instead I'll just link you to Laurie Halse Anderson's blog post about the article, which gives all the relevant information about that article and what  you can do to fight against censorship. As she points out, the people with the power to make decisions aren't always on LJ or Twitter, so I'm going to dust off my stationary and write a letter to the superintendent of the school district in question. Here's hoping many more do the same.

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Hey look, it's one of those fanfic things...

Title: Be Thankful

Fandom: Trying Human, which can be found at tryinghuman.com/

Pairings: Don/Longus

Author’s Note: I’m writing this as Chapter 13 of the comic is being posted. This one-shot would take place pretty far down the line in the continuity.

Warnings: Interspecies romance, although they don’t get up to anything naughty.

Disclaimer: Trying Human belongs to Emy Bitner, and I am in no way profiting from this work of fanfiction.

Word Count: 1,200

Summary: Longus meets Don’s parents.



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