ships meme

Aug. 9th, 2016 04:50 pm
snick_backup: (Jared/Gen)
Meme nabbed from [personal profile] makioka in a post she made approximately five million years ago.
You know that meme that goes around sometimes where you post your five favorite kinks and then five favorite couples, and it's like a wish into the universe to see if anybody will write it for you? Let's make it a little more interactive.

Comment here if you want to play, and I will give you 3-6 couples or characters that I associate with you, and you make an entry in your journal talking about those couples/characters and fics that you wish the universe would write for you.


my ships: Gen/Jared, Faith/Buffy, Sid/Geno )

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rec yo self

Jul. 8th, 2016 11:04 pm
snick_backup: (Jared/Gen)
So I accidentally ended up rereading All Clean, the fairy tale AU enema fic I wrote a couple of years ago for bingos, and gosh, it's cuter than I remembered. (Also more fem-dommy than I think I realized at the time. Oops.) It's definitely one of those niche fics with a limited audience, though, so not a lot of people ever read it. But! if you want cute het kink with eventual feelings (and also a lot of angst about farming), you should check it out.

And now, in return for that shameless self-rec I just made, you should rec to me a fic of yours you're proud and would like more people to read. I can't promise I will, depending on ship etc, but I'll at least take a look, and maybe some other folks in the comments will as well.

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instarec

Sep. 1st, 2014 10:09 am
snick_backup: (J2)
I Kind of Liked It Your Way, by [archiveofourown.org profile] Chash
Look, it's 10k of Chash writing hooker!Jensen (and also the My Little Pony card game). There was no way I wasn't going to love it. If that sounds even remotely relevant to your interests, there's no way you aren't going to love it, too.

(Also, hi! I'm back! \o/)

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snick_backup: (J2)
Last day! I thought I had this day all sorted out, and then [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni went all introspective with her answer. So in that spirit, I will say that Seraph will always be one of my proudest accomplishments. I tend not to think of it much anymore, because I finished it four and a half years ago (!), and when I do try to reread it I mostly see its flaws; I've grown a lot as a writer since that fic, and distance is often an unflattering vantage point anyway. Still, it's the longest fictional work I've ever written (yet) as well as being the thing that introduced me to fandom and let me meet a lot of people who are still dear friends to this day.

That said, the fic that actually came to mind when designing this meme was this one:

Long Way Home (LJ | A03) - SPN RPF - Jared/Jensen/Genevieve - 21k, rated NC-17
I wrote this all in a huge push during October/November of 2012 for [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang, inspired by a gorgeous piece of art whose spirit didn't quite make it into the final product but kept me going anyway.

In my perfect world, everyone has written a post-apocalyptic road trip fic; this is mine. Occasionally I manage to write exactly what I want in a fic, and this is one of those: isolation, survival tactics, so much cuddling, weird new relationships built on grief. It is just as much my id on display as the Jensen/Danneel cafe fic, but a different part of it. I think when I look back years from now, this will still be one of my favorite fics I've ever written.

the whole meme )

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snick_backup: (Gen)
Of Various Mythological Beasts and Into the Briny Deep (series on AO3) - SPN RPF - Gen/Misha - 4.3k, rated NC-17

This is a series I wrote for Ghost and Verity; the Gen/Misha part was for Ghost and the tentacles were for Verity. The first is set in high school, when Gen first starts getting her dragon form (which comes in pieces; she starts with a tail) and then Misha gets his, which is... unexpected. And the second is in college, with ridiculous costumes and feelings and experimental tentacle sex. They're just fun and sweet and I like them. (I also liked slipping Adrianne/Aldis into the background of the college one, and I REALLY enjoyed deciding that Jensen dressed up as Jane Foster for Halloween.)

(I will say I had trouble picking for this day, though, because about 90% of my output in the past three years has been for minor fandoms, pairings, or characters. I kinda picked this one at random.)

the whole meme )

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Not Just For Hallmark Specials Anymore (AO3) - SPN RPF - Danneel/Jensen - 24k, rated PG
So I, uh, have a habit of making prompts on the kinkmemes and then filling them myself when no one else does. Because they're really great prompts, you know? They have everything I want in them! But this is probably the single most ridiculous example, because when I wrote the prompt that led to this fic, I seriously had nothing in mind beyond the prompt itself (which is now, more or less, the fic summary on AO3). And a year later, 24k!

Anyway, this is basically everything I have ever wanted in a comfort fic. Winter and soup and tea and mpreg and girl-saves-boy and friendship and slow burn. It took me a while to realize that I'd sort of written a coffee shop AU, except there's really very little discussion of coffee. Soup, on the other hand, gets extensive and loving mention.

I will say that, despite the title of this day in the meme, I would almost certainly not have gotten more a couple of thousand words into this if it weren't for some faithful commenters who followed along the whole year.

the whole meme )

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snick_backup: (Fred math)
It's been just a little over a year since I've done one of these, and I'm always fascinated by the results. Formatting snagged from [personal profile] selenak this time.

lists and discussion and stuff )

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Title: All Clean
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Pairing: Jared/Gen
Words / Rating ~13k words / NC-17
Contents / Warnings: modern fairy tale AU, angst, washing kink, enema kink, light femdom
Summary: When Jared takes over his grandma's farm, he inherits a few things - like a brownie. Magical fairy tale company is better than no company at all, but the brownie can only stay as long as she's cleaning something. She and Jared get pretty creative about finding things for her to clean.

A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] genteensybang. Art by the glorious [livejournal.com profile] cassiopeia7. She was very gracious in taking on my fic when no one else wanted it, and look how pretty the results! Thank you so much, hon. <3 You all should absolutely go tell her what a wonderful job she did, over at the art masterpost.

Oh my gosh, this fic. I think it shakes down to about 60% angsty modern fairy tale and 40% kink. It is ALL GHOST'S FAULT. I had the bright idea to overlay my [community profile] kink_bingo card on top of my [community profile] trope_bingo card and combine prompts. (That was last July, and this is in fact the first fic to come out of that, although one of these days I am going to finish that Anna/Castiel "writing on the body" fic. Anyway, success of this venture: decidedly mixed.) There were a few combos that stumped me, though, like "enemas + fairy tale AU." Ghost to the rescue! She gave me not one but THREE possible scenarios, from which I chose one that developed into this fic. And then she kept enthusing over the snippets I sent her. So, yes. All her fault.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Whole fic on AO3
Art Masterpost

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[livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral asked for: you/shipping! Are you a big shipper/multi-shipper, how does shipper fandom delight/frustrate you, has the way you ship things changed, etc.

This topic feels like it requires a few thousand words to do it justice, and I don't even know what most of those words would be. Nonetheless, off we go.

I have never had a lot of ships I feel strongly enough about to write about and read fanfic for. In fact, in terms of ships about which I am actively fannish, the list is pretty much Spike/Buffy, Faith/Giles, Meg/Castiel, Sam/Amelia, Gen/Jared, Jared/Jensen, Psylocke/Fantomex and Psylocke/Fantomex/Cluster (from X-men/Uncanny X-Force). If we also talk about fandoms I don't actively participate in, we could add Mary/Lavinia from Downton Abbey, and... I'm sure there are a couple more, but I can't think of them. Basically, it's a special ship that gets and keeps my attention after the first memory of the canon starts to fade.

I don't know that those ships listed have much in the way of common features, either. The one big one would be that most of these ships are ships that I want to work and believe would work despite major reasons why they shouldn't. A vampire in love with the Slayer, an angel who's kind of bad sweet on a demon who's kind of good, the gloriously damaged mess that is Sam/Amelia, streetwise Faith and tweedy Giles (all the better a match for having had a rebellious punk phase himself) - none of those are easy or obvious pairings, and fic that assumes they are easy does nothing to satisfy my shipping itch. What I want are ships that are hard, that might potentially clash for reasons of personality, ethics, or just age differences, but which nonetheless are shown by canon or fic to be sustainable, even joyous relationships for the people involved. There is, to me, so much hope in that; it's part of my personal need to see things built up, rather than be torn down, although of course the former is so much harder than the latter.

(The flipside is that most of my major ships have the potential for disastrous ruin, but needless to say I find fic that goes that route to be much less satisfying. :D)

The oddballs here are the RPF ships. Jared/Gen and Jared/Jensen are like relationships between paper dolls: I expect each character to maintain certain basic characteristics from one fic to the next, but beyond that it's just faces, and sometimes not even those. IDK; RPF shipping, especially the way I do it with the werebears and the space AUs, is a peculiar and inexplicable thing.

All of that isn't to say that I don't read and even write fic involving lots and lots of other ships. SPN fandom in particular has turned me into much more of a multishipper, because all the FPF pairings I like are rarepairs and have precious little fic about them. Therefore I have personally written Sam/Jo, Sam/Amy the kitsune, Sam/Tamara, Sam/Jess, Dean/Ellen, Jo/Ruby, Ellen/Rufus, and surely some others I'm not thinking of, and I've read tons more. Presently I find myself with a weakness for Kevin slash ships, which I suspect is all [livejournal.com profile] downjune's fault, and I am always prepared to ship Castiel/ladies. I don't hold nearly as tightly to any of these ships as I do those listed up above, but I enjoy dabbling and thinking about the what-ifs. It's fun; it's play. Every so often I even write myself into shipping something new.

*scratches head* I think that's all I've got, re: shipping. So there you have it.

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snick_backup: (mood writing)
Last year was super productive for me; this year was slightly less so, but still my second-best writing year ever. I wrote or finished two more +20k fics, which pleases me. I didn't write as much stuff this year I was super happy with, though; I don't feel like I was experimenting in as many directions as last year, either. IDK, maybe I was getting more solid at the things I learned last year, rather than learning new ones. However, I did write 26.5 fics – 14 SPN, 6.5 SPN RPF, 3 Saga, 1 FF, 1 Discworld, 1 Buffyverse, for a total of 79k words, which is nothing to sneeze at, I suppose.

Below the cut I go into a LOT more detail, because these retrospective things are better than cake.

my year in fic, in much greater detail, with a meme )

other fannish things )

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I am suddenly taken with a horrible need for a Toy Story J2 AU. Like Jensen is Woody and totally impressed by Buzz!Jared. (It could be even funnier the other way around, maybe...) Or One of them is a toy and the other has become a Collectible, a la Toy Story 2. Or One of them is the toy that's been left on the shelf for so long, and when he finally does get bought, the other is the welcoming committee.

I should not want this, but I doooooo.

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It is that time folks - the time of the year when Snick goes on and on and on about the prior fannish year. I'm going to write a fic-specific round-up once Yuletide's revealed, but in the meantime, here's a summary of the rest of my fannish activity this year.

a numbered list, with commentary )

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And in addition to Yuletide, look at these other goodies that I have recently received! They are both wonderful.

Brand New Colony, Jared/Gen, by [livejournal.com profile] sagetan for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas
You guys, it is ARRANGED MARRIAGE IN SPACE. There is no way that I could possibly not love this. It's a few snapshots of the beginning of Jared and Gen's relationship, when they're still awkward and feeling each other it. It's as adorable as can be.

A Castle for Two, Jared/Gen by [archiveofourown.org profile] Chash for the hurricane charity auction
I asked Chash for a fairy tale AU, and she delivered a delightful one. In order to rule her kingdom, Princess Gen needs to find a prince to marry. Her trusted tutor/adviser/friend Jared assists her on this quest. There's curse-breaking of various sorts, a variety of secondary pairings (including one with Osric!), and various not-too-scary shenanigans. Just delightful.

And getting these both in the same week make me think of the state of things a year and a half ago, when there were maybe five Jared/Gen fics in existence and three of them were porn. I am so tickled that it is actually a thing people write now, and not even always for me!

(Speaking of, forget not [livejournal.com profile] genteensybang! May there be many more lovely Gen-centric fics to come.)

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snick_backup: (mpreg)
So two different people have written me wonderful wonderful things here recently that I must tell you about (here on my library internet connection).

On the Treetop by [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess - Dean/Bela, S3 AU, mpreg
Alexandra has been taunting me with this mostly-unwritten Dean/Bela mpreg 'verse for like a year, and what pieces she has written, while lovely (and Ruby-centric, to add frosting to the cake), were all post-pregnancy, and I just wanted poor woeful angsty knocked-up Dean. And now lo! This is indeed all hurty and broken, plus pregnancy discomfort, plus moments of grace between Sam and Bela and Dean.

Meanwhile for insmallpackages, [livejournal.com profile] ghostyouknow27 wrote me Carebears on Ice, which is the post-S8 Meg/Castiel fic where Castiel is cursed into being a polar bear and they wander around the Arctic together and don't have sex. And it is exactly as wonderful as that description suggests.

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snick_backup: (SD)
These'll end up on [livejournal.com profile] rocksalt_recs in a day or two, but you guys get first dibs. :D

Out Here in the Fields by [archiveofourown.org profile] honeylocusttree - Victor, Sam, Dean – horror
I've heard of serial killer AUs for this fandom, but I'd never read one before. Honestly, I don't think I'll ever need to read another, because this fic (one part posted a couple of years ago, the second just a few weeks ago) is everything I could want. The characterization is chilling and horrifying, especially Dean's. Some of the grimmest fic I have read in a long, long time. In a good way.

A Beginner's Guide to Communing with the Dead by [archiveofourown.org profile] suspiciousflashlight - Dean/Castiel – urban fantasy AU
:DDD <- me while reading this fic. This is possibly the best urban fantasy AU I have ever read in fandom, and better than most pro urban fantasy I've read, too. It is spectacular: the worldbuilding, the plotting, the many disparate elements all woven together into a finish that felt honest to goodness heroic, stirred blood and all. Dean is great as the haunted police detective, Castiel is an appropriately alien angel of vengeance, and the secondary characters are all great, too. (Even if I was a bit weirded out by Jo being eight years old.)

Seriously, I can't say enough about this author's sheer storytelling skill.

Room With a View by [livejournal.com profile] a_biting_smile - Jensen/Danneel
For *cough* my prompt of "Danneel tries giving Jensen an enema for the first time. They both like it a lot more than they expected." Basically: sweet, intimate first-time kink with some delectable desperation towards the end. If you like this sort of thing - and even if you don't, maybe - then you will like this fic a lot.

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First, it's been confirmed that [livejournal.com profile] genteensybang is happening again. YAY. I will have to decide what to write. I have upwards of 4k on two completely different Jared/Gen WIP, but also I want to write the big epic sequel in the werebear verse. Decisions.

Also:

OPEN RECCING
in December at rocksalt_recs
All genres, ships, and fanwork types are welcome! No sign-up required.

Click here for more info.






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recs

Nov. 21st, 2013 04:08 pm
snick_backup: (Dean 1)
I've had some friends writing things recently that made me all fluttery, I liked them so much.

Explaining to Dragons by [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess - SPN RPF, pre-Jared/Gen
It's a sort of Enchanted Forest Chronicles homage, in which Prince Jared takes himself off to find a dragon and hopefully a new life for himself, away from his kingdom where he fits so poorly. The resemblance stops there, but this fic continues to hit all my buttons. There's some woobie!Jared here, and some Gen being scowly and hard-nosed, and it's all sweet and sad and adorable.

Every Man's Got a Right by [archiveofourown.org profile] MollyC - SPN, Dean/Castiel
Endverse Castiel, now calling himself Cas, is surprised to wake up in the middle of the street of a world that has many fewer Croats than he was expecting. And then he runs into Lucifer, and Lucifer helps him get to safety. Or, the fic in which Endverse!Castiel falls into S2, meets a Dean who doesn't believe in angels, and decides to save the world (and, not incidentally, Dean). Castiel's POV is fascinating here, especially as he tries to piece together a picture of this new Dean, so different from the Dean he's been intermittently sleeping with all this time.

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snick_backup: (mood kink)
I see [livejournal.com profile] spnkink_meme is open for November business, and I could use some minor distractions from my main writing projects. If some prompts turned up there that asked for The Sort of Thing I Like (=ladies + tropes + possible kink), one or two of them might get filled. I'm just saying.

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