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Title: Artwork for Good Porches Make Good Neighbors
Author: zubeneschamali / zubenfic
Artist: dancing_adrift (yup, that’s me!)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG (for art; fic is NC-17)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5, pens/old Sharpie & scratch paper

Artist's Notes: This came about thanks to my Twitter TL being filled with awesome people. Zuben often lets us know when it's an interesting "National [Holi]day", and August 8th was "National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day". That's just begging to have fic written about it, right? Thanks to a sort of self-feeding loop, there's now fic AND art. I'll regal you with more of the tale below, but first, you should really go read the fic!

Summary: Jensen's getting more and more aggravated at his neighbor. Can't the guy take a hint? Jensen simply doesn’t need any of the man's zucchini.

READ IT NOW ON AO3: Good Porches Make Good Neighbors

More about how this all came about below the cut!
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Title: Artwork for Breaking the Ice
Author: ashtraythief
Artist: dancing_adrift (yup, that’s me!)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13 (for art; fic is NC-17)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5, blood sweat & tears
Artist's Notes: Created as part of the 2017 SPN_J2_BigBang challenge. (My 2nd year!)

Summary: Jared has been harboring a crush on Jensen, the prince from the far north, ever since he was fourteen, so when his parents announce that they’ve chosen Jensen as his husband, Jared couldn’t be happier. But when Jensen arrives in Scayen, Jared realizes that there’s more to him than meets the eye — and even more that Jensen doesn’t want Jared to see. But it shouldn’t take much more than Jared’s sunny charm to melt Jensen’s icy facade, right? Except it isn’t so easy dealing with cultural differences and misunderstandings; sometimes it takes a lot of food, some good friends’ advice, a little kitten, and even a bit of magic to overcome a rocky start.


I know y’all are here to see some art - there’s A LOT below the cut, and you can see it all as you’re reading the fic, too, (which you should do anyway) - but I really need to thank some people first, because this wouldn’t have happened without them.

Jen (gluedwithgold) - I literally would not have been able to do this if not for you. You know all that you did, and I am eternally grateful. I love you!! And many thanks also to our Sammie (non_tiembo_mala) for being there every step of the way. I love you too!

ASH (ashtraythief) - omg, my amazing author. I’ve loved your fics for as long as I’ve known them, and now I got this INCREDIBLE opportunity to collaborate with you… fucking dream come true. We’ve talked about this. If you don’t know how much I love and admire you by now, then clearly I haven’t been irl-schmoopy enough ;) Would love to work with you again, absolutely any time, my dear. You kick ass :)

Anna (whispered_story) - my amazing author from last year and my friend and cheerleader ever since. Thank you, meine Schoene, for your everlasting enthusiasm and encouragement. Ich liebe dich :)

And, as ever, thank you to Wendy for running this challenge (so glad you do what you do!!), and thank you to all my fandom friends for the continued love and support.

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So, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I am DONE creating art for this year's Big Bang. ONE DAY before posting! I started and finished TWO pieces today, and I'm pretty damn psyched about it, considering how god-awful the last two days had been for arting :-/

ANYhoo, I figured I ought to do some sort of test post before I started attempting to put together my art masterpost (which is likely to be a MONSTER, ftr). So, assuming I do this correctly, please enjoy whatever random old art I put below the cut.

Dreamwidth does have cuts, right???

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I am sitting here laughing at myself; I was so excited to make the move from LJ to DW after LJ changed its Terms of Service, and I saw how welcoming DW was... and then I've been sooooo absent. To be fair, I haven't posted anything on LJ either, just like I've said I wasn't going to. HOWEVER, since not every LJ user migrated to DW, I have still had some interacting there. Mainly, that means doing stuff for the upcoming SPN_J2_Big_Bang!

This is my second year participating in this Big Bang as an artist. Last year I collaborated with my good friend Anna (akintay/whispered_story) on the first part of her fantastic "The Dizzy Heights" series. This year, I'm super psyched to be working with the incredible ashtraythief, a longtime favorite author and now an awesome partner.

When I'm not working on art for BB (two pieces done so far, and plenty to go before our July 5th posting date!) or beta-ing fic for friends, I've decided that I want to learn German, so I've been working on that. Duolingo has been an amazing teacher/app. I'm really excited about how well it's been going! (Part of my reason for wanting to learn this particular language? Both the authors I mentioned above are German, and I talk to them both nearly every day; it only makes sense that I should know at least some of their language when they're so fluent in mine, right? lol)

Anyhoo, that's just a little update from me. I look forward to sharing in July with you all the art that I'll have made to go with Ash's fantastic J2 story. I can't wait for you guys to experience it too! Hope y'all are having an awesome week. :-*
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So, there's been a lot of chatter lately about Disney's new production of Beauty and the Beast coming out soon (?). You know, the non-animated one with Emma Watson and that dude who was in the Hobbit, and Ian McKellan. That one.

There's been some fuss about the fact that the movie is going to include a gay character. *gasp!* Some people are ecstatic, others aren't super thrilled about the choices made, and some *ahem*bigots*ahem* are outright boycotting the movie. ANYhoo. I'm pretty sure every one of my followers on here at least have nothing against homosexual relationships, lol.

To get back to my point - Beauty and the Beast is my favorite [animated, classic] Disney movie. I'm not really sure how I feel about them 'remaking' it, but all the hubbub has been reminding me that there are some most excellent SPN/SPN RPF fics that have drawn inspiration from this great movie. I've listed the ones I know below. I highly recommend them all, so you should definitely read them, and show the authors (and one artist!) some love. And if you've got any similar recommendations, I'd love to hear of them!

Try the grey stuff, it's delicious!

Er, I mean, I hope you enjoy the recs! ♥
Be Our Guest! )
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Title: Season of Love
Rating: PG-13, Teen
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Pairing: Jensen/Jared
Characters: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Genevieve Cortese, Chad Michael Murray, Christian Kane, Sandra McCoy, Steve Carlson, Danneel Harris, other minor rpf characters
Word Count: ~10.5k

Summary: Jared and Jensen don't really know each other, yet their paths keep crossing over the holiday season. After a few random encounters, they decide to start meeting on purpose.

Based off the prompt ”Strangers who randomly run into each other again and again."

Author’s Note: A gift for [livejournal.com profile] peggy_lane as part of the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas exchange. Sorry to make you wait so long! I’m a chronic procrastinator. Trying to get better about that, but… :-/ Thank you to the mods also for their patience.

Fic is not [yet] fully beta’d, but thank you to [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala, [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold, [livejournal.com profile] alyndra and [livejournal.com profile] akintay for their varying levels of support during the inception and creation of this.

Merry [belated] Christmas to you all! I hope you like the fic. ♥


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Title: Forever As I Am (on AO3)
Rating: R, Mature
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Pairing: Jensen/Jared, brief Jensen/Tom Welling, background Danneel Harris/Christian Kane
Characters: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
Word Count: ~ 18.7K Full Version on AO3

Summary: Jensen has always wanted to attend Harvard Law School, and he's not about to let anything stand in the way of fulfilling that dream. When Jensen meets Jared, he learns that his dreams don't have to change in order to become even better than he'd ever imagined.

Author's Note: J2 AU inspired by the movie Legally Blonde, written for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema challenge. Due to time constraints, the story is currently only available on AO3. Thank you for reading!!


...[livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala, among much else, for staying up far too late with me, holding my hand until the very last sentence. Hope you got a good night's sleep! ♥
...[livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold for the ongoing beta and for never being afraid to give the tough criticisms. I don't always like it, and I don't always listen, but I always appreciate you and your input ♥
...[livejournal.com profile] akintay for the cheerleading, and for helping pick me up when I wanted to fall apart. I hope you enjoy the ending ♥

...to the mods of [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema for putting together such a fun challenge, and for enabling my procrastinating ways. I hope this is a worthy addition to your collection of fics!

...and last but not least, to readers (and fellow writers) like you! Some of you went out of your way to encourage me here, on twitter, and elsewhere during this process, and I appreciate it probably more than you may know. THANK YOU! ♥
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So, I'm discovering that, lately, my approach to LJ is just stopping by occasionally to create list-posts of everything I have on my fandom plate at the moment. Which, is a lot, lol.

FIRST though - I AM NOW MARRIED. MY WEDDING IS DONE, YAY! Haha. It was an awesome day, darn near perfect, and it was all around wonderful. I hope to share some pics and maybe some little stories from it soon, but I'll make that its own post. For now, have a FANDOM PROJECT UPDATE.

So yeah! I'm keeping myself crazy busy as usual! But I'm having so much fun collaborating with fellow fans, and embracing my creative side, so I don't regret one bit of it :) We should have the rest of our wedding pics by the end of today, so hopefully I'll share some of those with you this weekend! Hope y'all are having a great day! ♥
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Sooooooo. Hi. It's me again. Little organizational post to help Manda keep her life straight. Also, an update on things to look forward to from this blog! :D

AUGUST 6 - Claims Day for [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema! I have a fic idea for one of my favorite movies I'd like to try claiming. I've already written the opening 'scene', so there's that at least. Might also try claiming art for same film? Not sure about that yet. Might be a bit tight schedule-wise, what with wedding planning and all that jazz. [Drafts: Sept. 5; Posting: Oct. 3]

AUGUST 11 - First day in Minneapolis with [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala, [livejournal.com profile] alyndra, and other lovely SPNFamily for MINNCON!!! OMG. SUPES EXCITES.
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Oh gosh, just look at this lovely collection of art and fic, so gorgeously gathered in one pretty post. The [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang popped my LJ comm/challenge cherry (how appropriate, no?), and it was fantastic preparation for my first [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, which I just got to post today! (Check it out here!) I've had three opportunities now to work with three amazing authors, and I'm so looking forward to what LJ has next in store! :) Anyhoo, go check out the awesome art and fic below! ♥

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] beelikej at Artmasterlist Quickies Round 1!
HERE IT IS: all the awesome art that was made for the first ever [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang!
Thank you, wonderful and generous authors for offering your short stories to play with. KUDOS to all the amazing artists who enthusiastically claimed those fics and created these cool pieces of fanart.
I love you all so much!
Now it's your turn, readers, lurkers and passers-by: see if you missed anything and then shower all participants with your adoration, they deserve it:) <3<3<3
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Art: Agora

May. 18th, 2016 12:59 am
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Title: Artwork for Agora
Author: [livejournal.com profile] excoyote (also on AO3 as brokenlittleboy)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13 (with R? (shirtless boys) under a cut)
Medium: primarily GIMP 2, with a little help from Corel Painter Essentials 5 and Picasa 3

Artist Notes: My second claim for Round 1 of [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang.

As always, first and foremost, if you haven't read the story, go read that first!
Art! )
Half-Nekkidness )
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Title: Shots (on AO3)
Rating: R, Mature
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean/Sam
Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Word Count: ~ 4.7K Full Version on AO3
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, as much as I wish I did.
Original Post Date: April 24, 2016 on AO3 (Only a teaser is below. To read the entire story, please visit my AO3 page. Thank you, and enjoy! :)

Summary: Sam’s just had too much one day and needs a little stress relief.

Author's Note: This is my first completed Wincest fic. I started it a while ago but got distracted by other projects. I hope you like it! :)

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CLICK HERE to read the rest on AO3! :)
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So, [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala, [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold, and I recently completed our own little fic-writing challenge over on AO3. Inspired by this picture that Jared Padalecki posted to facebook back in January, we all wrote fics (completely autonomously) and then posted them under in a collection. It was very challenging, firstly because we're not used to being able to rely on each other for help during any part of the writing process. Secondly, and more specifically for me, it was challenging because this is the longest fic I've ever written. I have some in the works that might end up being just as long, but my longest complete fic up to this point had only been 2.6K words - this one is over 16K! I've gotta say, I'm pretty damn proud of the progress I've made as a writer through this challenge. Anyhoo, without further ado, here are the fics! Each one is great in its own respect, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And be sure to send some love if you like 'em! We all thank you for reading! <3
Click for Fic! )
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Title: Axl Rose Never Looked So Good (on AO3)
Rating: NC-17
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Pairing: Jensen/Jared
Characters: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles (with appearances from: Richard Speight Jr., Rob Benedict, Danneel Harris, Aleks Paunovic, Tahmoh Penikett, Matt Cohen, Timothy Omundson, Gil McKinney, Osric Chau, & Misha Collins)
Word Count: ~ 16.5K Full Version on AO3
Disclaimer: Though based off real people, these characters and this story are in no way meant to be representative of fact. Fiction ftw.
Original Post Date: April 17, 2016 on AO3 (Only the first two scenes are below. To read the rest of the story, please visit my AO3 page. Thank you, and enjoy! :)

Summary: Jared and friends are biking through the Rockies on a multi-day road-trip for his 30th birthday. Jensen is the bartender at their last stop.

Author's Note: This was written as part of the "Selfie!Bang" - a challenge in which I, [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala, and [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold each wrote a fic based off the prompt below. This was an interesting experience for us, because we often can be very involved in each others' writing, from concept to beta; this time, however, we wrote completely separately, so everything about our stories was a surprise when we finally posted. It was really fun to see the variations and similarities that occurred. Plus, for me, it really pushed me to write more. This is the longest fic I've ever written, by a LONG shot, and I'm pretty proud of myself for being able to accomplish that. Anyhoo, enough from me. The opening two scenes are below; if you want to read the rest, it's all available on AO3. Thanks for checking it out! <3

Prompt: Jared's post-hiatus hair/rockstar!selfie posted to social media on 01/13/16.

Axl Rose Never Looked So Good (Teaser) )Read more... )
CLICK HERE to read the rest of the story on AO3!
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I'm having a hard time braining right now (I just submitted two job applications, and that always wipes me right out), but I still want to post an update re: several fandom things about which I am excited...so I am resorting to a bulleted list. And all items are "Bang!" related, so, well, that's cool, right? XP

  • I submitted art for a challenge!! :D - Not only my first art submission on LiveJournal, but also the first submission for Round 1 of the [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang! Woohoo! *feels like she won something* XP I had so much fun with my first claim that I am seriously tempted to claim another. Artists don't seem to be claiming fics super fast, which I suppose is partially a result of this being the very first time this challenge has been issued. I'll give others (and myself) a little more time before claiming another, just to be fair.

  • I'm writing fic! - You might not be able to see anything at that link yet, but soon there should be three awesome fics there, all submissions for the first round of "Selfie!Bang." The Selfie!Bang is a little writing challenge between myself, [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala, and [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold in which we all write stories based off the same prompt. This is especially challenging for the three of us because we all are usually so involved in each others' writing (I beta for both, NTM and I collaborate a LOT, and GWG and I have actually co-written fic together) that it's tough to not have each other to rely on during the writing process. *giggles, because, 'process'* But that also makes it exciting, because it will be really interesting to see how we take the same idea and make it into our own unique fics. And it's an extra challenge for me because I'm pretty sure I'm the slowest writer ever, and definitely the least experienced, but I'm pretty pleased with what I have so far (which is, I believe, the most I've ever written by myself so far, too). So *that* is definitely something I need to finish before I think about claiming another fic for the Quicky_Bang, lol. (Due date is April 10th, so keep your eyes peeled if interested! :D)

  • Big Bang 2016 is ON! - I didn't mention it here, but I am officially signed up to claim a fic for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang challenge! *squees* I was reading over some of the teasers today, and it looks like there is a LOT of great stuff to look forward to. I'm so excited that I decided to leap off that particular cliff and sign up!!

With all that said, I've included the link to the Quicky_Bang below in case anyone is interested in checking out the fics waiting to be claimed. From what I've read so far, it's a pretty great group - lots of awesome opportunities for art! I hope to see as many fics claimed as possible by the end of April, and I can't wait to see the art that comes from it! <3

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Title: Playlist for Bring Me a Dream
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alycat (also on AO3)
Medium: YouTube (??? lol)

Notes: Inspired by the fic Bring Me a Dream by [livejournal.com profile] alycat, for which I created art (check that out here) as part of Round 1 of the [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang challenge.

So! If you've already seen my art post for [livejournal.com profile] alycat's fic Bring Me a Dream, you know that I kind of had a ridiculous amount of fun creating art for this challenge. Given that the story is titled after the song Mr. Sandman (and also taking into account the fact that I am a very musically inclined person and everything reminds me of a song (and vice versa)), it's not surprising that I started associating music with this fic. One song led to another...and soon I had a list of seven songs put together and I just said to myself, "Screw it. I'm making a playlist, too." So, without further ado!

PLAYLIST for Bring Me a Dream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv9bcwVc5YKAC1SFqvZiUTOD1XzH_Zttg

More music notes. )
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Title: Artwork for Bring Me a Dream
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alycat (also on AO3)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: G
Medium: GIMP 2 (aka "Paint, with layers!" :D), with a little help from Picasa 3 for cropping and framing.
If "reference used" is code for "I used an existing image and traced over it because my freehand wouldn't do the pretty justice," then... reference used. XP

Artist Notes: For Round 1 of [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang. I had so so so much fun with this - my first art challenge!

Firstly, to [livejournal.com profile] alycat for writing such a sweet, hot fic that also had a lot of really awesome visual elements to it. (Hello, glittery Zanna!Jared?? In *leather*?? Who wouldn't love the chance to work with that??) Also, for your enthusiasm towards the sneak-peaks of the art I gave you, and for the constructive input (skinny-fied Jensen = size kink win!). It seriously means a lot that you were so awesome about me making art for your fic, especially since this is essentially my first time, and I don't really have the most sophisticated art programs to work with on my computer, lol. ((hugs)) You rock. I had so much fun making this for you <3

Secondly, to my creative team - my sounding board(s), my support system, and my dear friends - [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold and [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala for being there for me every step of the way. As always, your advice, ideas, and support are invaluable to me and absolutely appreciated. Love you ladies :)

And finally, to [livejournal.com profile] beelikej for setting up such an awesome challenge!! I'm so so so *psyched* that I could participate (and possibly be the first claim to post art???). Thank you for making it so easy! Your enthusiasm and encouragement have been so great! Keep up the awesome work! I'm definitely looking forward to future challenges :)

Okay. NOW, the moment you've all been waiting for (if you haven't read the fic yet, DO THAT FIRST) -

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Hellooooo LiveJournal! So, I've done a thing! Well...I'm working on doing a thing. Have you heard of this, this [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang? Look, look at Dean's pretty naked back...and then click the link and check it out.

[livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang
Round 1: submit short stories until April 30th; create art before May 31st

*drools at the pretty*

*shakes herself out of it*

ANYhoo, I'm super excited about this for a lot of reasons. Probably the number one reason is that I've claimed a fic!, and I'm going to make some art!!! :D I'm lucky enough to get to draw something up for [livejournal.com profile] alycat's sexy J2 story inspired by the SPN episode "Just My Imagination". You can (and should!) check it out here ("Bring Me a Dream" - Jared is a glittery Zanna and it's awesome! :D).

Another reason I'm excited is that I went and submitted one of my own fics (see?) << That's just the prompt, but there's a link to the fic(s) there. I also recently cross-posted them here on LJ. It doesn't seem like many (any?) other fics are claimed yet, and I don't really expect much, but it'd be pretty damn cool if someone wanted to make art for one/both/either of my fics.

The final reason I'm excited (besides the inherent coolness of the collaboration that is a natural part of these sort of things) is because, all of the fics that are being submitted for art-claims, well, it's a built-in rec list! I've read a few already, and all of them have been great. If I get done with this first art claim fast enough, I'd be strongly tempted to claim another. Just sayin' ;) I'm really looking forward to seeing what all comes from this first round of the Quicky!Bang ^_^


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