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03 July 2016 @ 03:43 pm
Title: In the Backseat
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 1395
A/N: Written for lyricaxxx in the spring 2016 round of holmestice. Se asked for something sexy and smutty, so here's hoping that this fits the bill! Originally posted here. Also available on AO3.

Summary: Their definition of romance is maybe a little different from other people's.

Dizzily, John tried to remember how he"d got here.Collapse )
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03 July 2016 @ 03:09 pm
Title: I Go to the Sea
Fandom: CWRPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG
Word count: 4700
Warnings: Dark-ish; dub-con kissing; body horror; internalized, period-typical homophobia
A/N: This story was written last September for petite_madame, who had a shitty 2015. As she is a lovely and talented lady who deserves all the good things in the world, a bunch of us got together to create stuff to brighten her day and let her know how much we appreciate her. Almost at the same time as I originally posted this story, I also got a more-than-full time job and totally forgot that I never reposted. So here it is, slightly revamped from the original. Also available on AO3.

PM has a fondness for dark, slightly gory stuff, which you probably all know isn't exactly my forte. :P I did my best though, and this is what I came up with.

Inspired by two of PM's stunning pieces of artwork: this one, and also a little bit this one.

Summary: All Jensen had ever wanted was a chance to sail the circle seas. And if marrying Danneel and letting her protect his heartstone every time he left port was the only way to do that, then so be it.

You must never go to sea unless you have someone special on land to protect your heartstone for youCollapse )
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03 July 2016 @ 02:11 pm
Hello LJ-land!

I have officially survived my first year as a full time teacher! \o/ And pretty much all I have done since finishing is sleep because June is balls. I'm starting to feel more human now, though, which is good because I'm leaving tonight to spend two weeks in the Netherlands. Vacation!

I had the utter joy of meeting dugindeep in person last weekend first the first time, which was awesome. I think we've known each other for about four years, which made it feel more like seeing a friend you haven't seen in a while instead of meeting someone new. And she's lovely, of course. I'm pretty sure everyone knew that. Thank you for visiting my poor, lonely Canadian self, my dear! It'll have to be a longer visit next time!

So, I know I've got a backlog of a couple of stories that I wrote for various challenges that never got reposted. I'll be posting two for sure today, and I'll figure out what else I might have missed. I've also got about a million ideas that wanted to be written when I was too busy to think about writing, so we'll see if they're still interesting now that I have time. My bigbang will be posting at the beginning of August, so you've all got that to look forward to, you lucky things. *grins*

How's everyone else doing?
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10 May 2016 @ 05:54 pm
Reveals for spn_j2_bigbang went up today! And I'm actually online for once, so here you go! :D


As an empath, Jensen has been alone all his life.

It's only logical. Between being raised in a government facility and interacting with the rest of the world from behind mental walls strong enough to keep out a jumbo jet, Jensen hasn't exactly developed the interpersonal skills most people consider necessary for daily life.

Of course, now that he's created an empathic - and romantic - bond with Jared, alone is the last thing that Jensen would describe himself as. From meeting the parents to having to interact with Jared's friends who definitely don't approve of him, Jensen is finding that having at least a few interpersonal skills would come in handy. He's also quite legitimately concerned that the government is out to get him, judging by all the strongly worded summonses he keeps finding in his mailbox.

All he can say is that he hopes true love is worth all this effort.

Aand if the premise sounds somewhat familiar, it's because this is a loooooong-overdue sequel to my timeless classic, "Learn to Glow for Other's Good". :P It is totes not going to be worth the five year wait, but here it shall be nonetheless. Huzzah!

I had the excellent fortune of being chosen by the lovely pennydrdful, who already has some amazing ideas about how to illustrate this story. Look forward to some fantastic stuff from her! Exciting!
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02 May 2016 @ 05:34 pm
Hello LJ-land! Long time no see! orz

I have a couple of backlogged challenge stories to repost here over the next little while (because I am just that kind of organized), and I successfully submitted a draft for spn_j2_bigbang, so see if you can spot me in the claims at the end of the week. ;) One of these days, I also intend to reply to all the lovely comments that people have left that I haven't answered yet. So if you get responses to year-old messages, it's because I'm full of fail.

In the meantime, though, I want to direct everyone's attention to this FANTASTIC art post that was done of one of my stories for the inaugural round of quicky_bang. Which is an amazing idea and, as I am a shameless hussy, I was all over the idea of getting some art for one of my stories.

stormbrite is a rockstar and decided to do art for Gratuitous Kitten Pin-Ups, which is actually the first thing that I ever wrote in the J2 fandom (for bonus dramatic irony, read my little preamble about writing RPS. I HAD NO IDEA). Ever since I wrote it, I have been yearning for someone to make me art of Jared covered in kittens and stormbrite delivered that in spades. So kudos to her for making my Jared-kitten dreams come true. Make sure to leave her all the love!

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Title: Please, Please Me
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: bondage, orgasm denial
Word count: 1120
A/N: Written for the prompt 'let me try, please' for the winter 2016 round of come_at_once. Also available on AO3.

Summary: Sherlock saves 'please' for things that he really wants. This definitely applies.

Delightful, the things that John would do for him when Sherlock said "please".Collapse )
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27 January 2016 @ 12:21 am
Title: Out of Time
Author: cleflink
Artist: 2blueshoes
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG
Length: 9500
Warnings: historical violence
A/N: Written for the 2015 round of spn_reversebang. Most of the information about fencing comes from my brief foray as a member of the fencing team at my university, so I apologize if any of it is not as precise as it could be.
A million thanks to 2blueshoes for being amazingly talented and wonderfully tolerant of me when RL decided to go balls up on me. Thank you for working with me, hon! :) I can only hope that this story does a little bit of justice to her beautiful art, which you should all go look at and admire at her Art Post forthwith. Thanks also and always to our lovely mods who always do a masterful job. You make this challenge so much fun to participate in!

Summary: It wasn't like Jensen planned to find a door to the past on his college campus; things like that just sort of happen at college.

He hadn"t got more than a few paces when a guy dressed in leggings, a long, brass-buttoned coat, and carrying a sword rounded the corner towards him.Collapse )
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28 December 2015 @ 02:52 am
Title: Silberwald
Fandom: CWRPS AU
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG
Word count: 7730
Warnings: Minor character death, a little bit of gore
A/N: Written for locifan who asked for a fairy tale with a Halloween twist for spn_j2_xmas. I'm, uh, not really sure how well that worked out, but here it is anyway. This story is based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, with a little bit of Tam Lin thrown in for good measure. Thanks for waiting so patiently, locifan! I hope you enjoy!
Also available on AO3.

Summary: A modern fairy tale in which Jensen isn't a princess, but he still likes dancing, Jared is definitely not a knight in shining armour, and the homeless guy across the street is surprisingly knowledgeable about sinister goings-on.

Personally, Jared thought that this Jensen was kind of old to be having his parents keeping tabs on how often he went clubbing, but it wasn"t his job to question his clients" neurosesCollapse )
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08 December 2015 @ 05:40 pm
WOW, it is the second week of December. When did that happen? *flails* My new job is great, but holy hell, does it take up all my time.

Right, so! I'm giving no promises that they'll actually show up on time because I'm hella late, but would anyone like a Christmas card from me this year? Some of you have no choice in the matter, but please let me know if you would like one. I should rephrase that: if you got a card last year, I have your address and am ready to send you a card, but can you please touch base with me to confirm that you do, in fact, still live at it. :)

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And, for your time, have a picture of one of the Macguyvered ornaments on my Christmas tree this year. Because this is the kind of family I have and it is glorious.

With a ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum?
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Seriously, how is this country even a real place? Every time the road bends, you see another mountain in the distance. Just stunning.

I hope everyone is having a good July!
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05 July 2015 @ 09:47 pm
I am going on vacation in two days! Exciting! However, I would most definitely rather do this meme than start packing, so please ask away!

Writerly questions under the cutCollapse )
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30 June 2015 @ 12:05 am
I know I'm not usually one to signal boost, but I think I've got a couple other Trekkies on my flist and they are so close to making their goal that I want to try and help.

For the Love of Spock: A Documentary

This project is something that Leonard Nimoy was working on with his son, Adam, before he passed away. Adam is now trying to get the funds necessary to make it a reality. I would love to see this documentary get made and, hopefully, some of y'all would too.

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26 June 2015 @ 03:24 pm
Title: En Passant
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Pairing: Gen
Rating: G
Length: 1130
A/N: Written for dognmonkeyshow in the Summer 2015 round of holmestice. The title is a reference to a chess manoeuvre used for capturing pawns.
Also available on AO3.

Summary: To succeed in politics, one must excel at planning ahead.

Translation: I don"t know whom to trust and you seem my best option for a non-biased third party who won"t take advantage of the situation.Collapse )
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Fic title: Judgment in Reverse
Author name: cleflink
Artist name: ldyghst
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word count: 30,900
Warnings: Coup-related violence, minor character deaths
A/N: Written for spn_j2_bigbang's 2015 round. The title is a reference to the Judgment Tarot Card.

Summary: In a world governed by order and logic, Jensen is a square peg in a round hole: the only person whose government-mandated prophecies are never right. When he receives a prophecy that he can't fake, however; he finds himself caught up in something that's much bigger than he realized. Something that threatens to rewrite everything he thinks he knows about the world. Something that threatens to topple the very foundations of his society.

Something that just might be magic.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
AO3 | PDF Coming Soon!
Master Art Post

Acknowledgements: Thank you first and foremost to ldyghst, who chose my crazy little story for this challenge and made some absolutely lovely art for it. Despite the terrible first draft she read, ldyghst was able to create a very distinct and stylish feel for her art that complements this story more than I ever could have hoped for. She was also hella patient with me when things weren't finished on time, which I very much appreciate. Please head over to her Art Post and let her know how fabulous her art is!

dugindeep always deserves love, booze and chocolates from me when it comes to her awesomeness at brainstorming and sprinting. This year, I have to give her especial thanks for stepping in as a much-needed zero-hour beta. Don't know what I'd do without you, hon! (Fail miserably, most likely). Any inability to use the English language that still remains is totally my bad.

And finally, hooray for wendy for hosting this challenge year after year! You're awesome!

I hope you all enjoy this story!