[text] Babe with the power

Master Fic List

I've come to the conclusion that these things are super awesome. So here you go.
Last updated: January 7, 2018

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CLEFLINK’S TRANSLATION POLICY (TL;DR version - No, I won't give you permission.)
[el dorado] Miguel's fault

The Idiocy of Me

Ever have one of those days where you just can't figure out what Past You was thinking? First, I missed the opening of claims at spn_reversebang because of an appointment, but was too disorganized to set up a proxy claimer. THEN, one of my top choices was still available when I got home, but I apparently forgot to sign up for the challenge? How does that even happen? *facepalm* Past Me, we need to have words. I guess I'll have to see if there's anything left for claiming tomorrow when it opens to people who didn't sign up. Cross your fingers for me!

Also hi! Not dead, just disorganized. I hope everyone's doing well!

UPDATE: Just got that fabulous piece in the second round of claims! Lucky! :)
[text] Babe with the power

The Scars of Time MASTER POST

Fic title: The Scars of Time
Author name: cleflink
Artist name: ameraleigh
Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG
Word count: 35250
Warnings: a little bit of violence, mentions of past homophobia and child neglect, abandonment issues
Summary: Jensen works as a Chrono Tech, which is just a fancy title for being a time-traveling mechanic who fixes holes in the fabric of history. It's not exactly glamorous, but Jensen has learned to be content with his lot in life. Then he meets Jared and, suddenly, there's so much more to his life than just being content.

But Jensen's first loyalty must always be to the integrity of the time stream. And when Jared's very existence threatens to turn all of history inside out, Jensen is faced with the only decision he never wanted to make.

On LJ (coming soon)
On AO3


Author's Notes and Acknowledgements: Oof, this one was a challenge. Between work, an unexpected trip to the hospital last week and me being, well, me, I'm vaguely surprised this one got finished at all. I'm sad that I didn't get to write about more of their time travel adventures, but I'm reasonably pleased with how it turned out.

So many thanks to ameraleigh for picking my story and creating some truly beautiful pieces to go with it. Thanks also for your patience with me, hon! Go visit her ART POST and give her all the love!

Thanks to Laura for the speedy beta. Any remaining mistakes are mine. Kudos and fistbumps to the crew on the Discord server who helped me sprint to finish the first draft in time for the deadline.

And thanks always to wendy for being a rockstar.

Finally, thank you to everyone who reads this story. I hope you enjoy it!
[ns] ivory tower

Dreams in Darkest Night (CWRPS, J2) AU

Claims for spn_j2_bigbang go live in less than half an hour (anyone find mine?), so I figured I'd take the opportunity to post this now, before I forget again, and give people something to distract them from the tension for a few minutes. There's a lot of world building in this one, considering the word count, so I hope it's still as fun to read as it was to write.

Title: Dreams in Darkest Night
Fandom: CWRPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: G
Word count: 2500
A/N: Written for the 2018 round of spnspringfling for jdl71's prompt "Why are you watching me while I sleep?". This is almost certainly not the story se was expecting. :P Also available on AO3!

Summary: Some secrets can break even the strongest relationships. Jensen's could do so much worse than that. AU

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*waves pompoms* Good luck to everyone participating in the BB claims today!
[text] bullshit

It's goddamn snowing AGAIN

...I am so beyond sick of the snow, guys, you have no idea.

Hi everyone! This is me pretending that I'm actually okay at being social and stuff. *wry* It's week one of semester two, and the goddamn snow got the buses cancelled today for the second time since January. The school was still open, sadly, which means that I had to schlep my ass to school where I sat in my workroom and did prep work for 90% of the day because none of the students showed up. Well worth the hellish drive. orz But at least I am a little more organized?

I have not yet had a chance to take a proper look at the prompts on j2_jukebox, but I am hoping to rectify that this weekend. I am also chugging away VERY slowly at my story for spn_j2_bigbang, because God knows that deadline will be here before we know it.

In relation to my BB story, I also have a question for my American peeps! Say I had a character (let's call him Jarrett) who's attending college in the early 2000s. Would Miami be an acceptable place for him and his friends to go for Spring Break? Wikipedia tells me that Daytona Beach is a more common destination, but plot reasons mean that it would be really awesome if I could send him to Miami instead. Thoughts?
[text] Babe with the power

Threads (SPN, Sam/Dean) AU

Title: Threads
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: PG
Word count: 2930
A/N: Written as a really last minute pinch hit for the 2017 round of spn_j2_xmas for lady_simoriah. Happy late Christmas! This story was written in something of a hurry, for which I apologize. Note to future me: don't attempt to write a high fantasy story in a week; it doesn't really work. orz I'm hoping to have some time this week to round it out a little bit more, but feel free anyone to ask for more details if things don't make sense. AO3 link to come.

Summary: Amildir has many questions about the two new wyvers traveling with the caravan.

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[text] zanzibarbarians

Starting the year off right - with a meme!

School's back in, and I'm immediately back to being sleep-deprived and behind on my marking. My life, ladies and gentlemen. *shakes head* Soooo, instead of being productive, I'm going to do this meme! Life choices! :D

Reply to this post with 'memesheep!' (why not?), and I will pick three of your icons for you to talk about in your own journal; please then keep the meme going by making this offer on your post.

Here are the userpicsbeelikej wanted to know more about:

[ns] ivory tower - never keep both feet on the ground
This is a picture of the Ivory Tower from The Neverending Story, which is still one of my favourite movies of all time. The subquote is inspired by the part in the film where Bastian's dad tells him that he needs to start 'keeping both feet on the ground' and live in the real world instead of dreaming and imagining all the time. I never want to be so 'grown up' that I forget how to dream, which I think is a large part of the reason why I adore this film, even though I'm technically too old for children's movies. In terms of design, it's a screenshot from the film with some minor Photoshop colour adjustment and a border that I added on.

[text] bullshit - made by mithborien
*laughs* God, I love this icon. As the subquote indicates, it was made for me by mithborien as part of the art she created for my 2012 spn_j2_bigbang story, Superheroes Suck, or, The Unfortunately Extraordinary Life of Jensen Ackles. I'm still really proud of this story, both because I got to mess with people's expectations in a way that (most) people didn't seem to see coming, and because snarky Jensen is my favourite. This icon gets more use than the other two quote ones she made me, if only because this line doesn't make it seem like I'm directly insulting the person I'm responding to.

[ck] browns
Oh, Christian Kane. Unsurprisingly, I knew him first as a regularly reoccurring character in the J2 fic I was reading, and only afterwards as an actor and musician in his own right. I am now a big fan of him in all capacities, and when I came across this picture (in a computer background, if I'm remembering correctly), it was just so pretty that I had to make it an icon. There's not much call in my infrequent posting for a Chris Kane icon, but I'm keeping it anyway. I don't think I did anything to it except crop the original image, because I am LAZY.

Also, because I am shameless, I may as well throw it out there that I put one of my older stories up for artist grabs at quicky_bang. Y'know. In case anyone's interested.

Watch this space for something more interesting tomorrow!
[text] Babe with the power

Desperately Seeking Someone (CWRPS, J2) AU

Title: Desperately Seeking Someone
Author: cleflink
Artist: dancing_adrift
Fandom: CWRPS
Pairings: Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki, brief Jensen/Others
Rating: PG
Word Count: 9000
A/N: Written for the 2017 round of spn_reversebang.
RBB is one of my favourite challenges, because we have so many talented artists in this fandom, and I love the chance to get to work with new people and stretch my writing muscles to write to a visual prompt. This is the first time since I started participating that there was One Prompt that I wanted above all others, so I was beyond lucky to claim dancing_adrift's incredibly inspiring art. She has been a great partner to work with - even when I wasn't such a good partner to her - and her enthusiasm for this collab was infectious. I can only hope that I've done her fantastic art justice, and I hope that you all go visit her Art Post to give her some well-deserved kudos! It was great working with you, hon!
Thanks also to our lovely mods, for all the hard work they do keeping this challenge running smoothly.

Summary: After the dramatic implosion of yet another relationship, Jensen is ready to swear off love forever. Instead, he ends up trying to find a new boyfriend with what is perhaps the most unorthodox method known to man. He’ll never live it down if it actually works.

As it turns out, Fate has a funny way of showing him that what he thought he'd been missing all along… isn't quite what he expected.

Art Post

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