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Title: Queen of Nothing
Author: thirstyrobot
Artist: angrydumpling (better known as scarsaw on tumblr)
Fandom/Genre: SPN, post-Season 5 missing year AU, with cases and roadtrips and motels!
Pairing(s): Deanna/Castiel (past Deanna/Lisa)
Rating: R
Word Count: ~20,900
Warnings: genderswap (always-a-girl), language, canon-typical violence, sex, [minor trigger warnings,]one brief mention of Deanna trying to give herself a tattoo as a teenager that could be triggering for self-injury, a couple of instances of implied homophobic bullying (non-violent and not a major plot point) in high school, [past canon character death]Sam is dead and stays dead.

Summary: Deanna couldn't make it work with Lisa and left with Cas when he showed up in Indiana. Now she's got a thousand empty spaces where Sam should be and Cas has a thousand more where Heaven should be, but the job is the job and the road is the road and they're in it together.

Mini bang for deancasbigbang 2012.

I wasn't born for anything
Wasn't born to say anything
I'm just here now and soon I'll be gone
I'm nobody's baby
I'm everybody's girl
I'm the queen of nothing
I'm the king of the world
--'King of the World,' First Aid Kit



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Links: LJ: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
AO3 (for PDF purposes!)
Art masterpost by angrydumpling


Acknowledgements:

Thank you to the_reverand, triedunture, and brokentoy for helping me make this better! Any failings are not their fault.

And of course a HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to angrydumpling for being more awesome to work with than I could have dared hope in my wildest dreams, and going way way way above and beyond what was required and doing SO MUCH awesome art and just being fantastic and fun and amazing. ♥

POSSIBLY SPOILERY Notes:

Many months ago, I decided to start a project I called 'The Slowest Fanmix in History', a series of AU fics based on songs. This was (and still is, I guess) track two (wasn't kidding about slow). I heard First Aid Kit's 'King of the World' and was just like THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SONG ABOUT GIRL!DEAN. Which, if you listen to it, you'll realize I stole half the events in the story from the song. And I kept sending the_reverand bits and pieces as I wrote them and it just got longer and longer and then bigbang signups came around, and there was flailing and triedunture had to hold my hand a little bit too but I didn't give up and here we are.

So the soundtrack to this is pretty much 'King of the World' on infinite repeat, but I was also listening to Al Scorch's Tired Ghostly Town tons and tons, and their song 'Two Flags,' while not plot-related in any other way, has the line, "when she stops breathing in her sleep, she swears he calls her name," and I stole that too. Anyway, here's both the songs. Please support the artists if you choose to download them.

King of the World:


Two Flags:


All the locations visited in the story, other than Cicero and Sioux Falls, are places I've been. The writing happened over a massive transition in my life, where I moved from my hometown to Minnesota, and Paul Bunyan Land was one of the first places we went because it seemed like such a ridiculous thing. To my knowledge, there's never been anything happening there like what goes on in the story, but it looks just like somewhere a case might happen. They legit have a mystery spot (with a misspelled sign!) and a giant talking Paul Bunyan and a haunted mine bunch of stuff that seems to be TOTALLY unrelated to anything lumberjack-y because the park moved at some point and got attached to this antique hoarder's pioneer village thing and it's just really fucking weird but great in that kind of sad way? You would think the entire story takes place here for all the attention I've given it, but I'm fascinated with the place.

Anyway, please enjoy, please check out the art, and please let us know what you think!

[SPN] Ficlet: Of Wasps and Taxis

Uhhhh I don't even know what to do with this.

Title: Of Wasps and Taxis
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Cas squinty overtones but technically gen with Castiel, Daphne, Bobby, Meg, [Spoiler (click to open)]Inias and cameo Winchesters.
Words: 1985
Summary: What Castiel Did Next.
Spoilers: 7x21 and slightly the 7x22 preview.
Notes: This Daphne has absolutely nothing to do with my other Daphne. But Daphne haters should still back away.

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Tags:

Five Acts



+ Post a list of your five favorite acts/kinks to read about. Check out this list if you need some inspiration. At the bottom of your post, add what fandoms/pairings you're interested in.
+ Read other people's lists; the master list of lists is here.
+ Post comment-fic based off of other people's interests.

1. Outsider POV. Not necessarily voyeurism, although it could have that element. Mostly I just like it when some third character ponders/notices stuff about the main pairing, maybe that they're together or maybe that they should be, maybe why they make sense or that they don't.
2. Non-canonical universes. What if xyz had happened this way instead of that way, what if they were librarians, what if time travel, what if the TARDIS or some wizards suddenly showed up. I guess it's kind of a cheat to lump AUs and crossovers in like that together, but I love anything that takes them out of normal canon in whatever way and I'm really not that picky about it.
3. Frottage. Clothes on, clothes off, clothes anywhere in between, dirty-desperate or slow-romantic, doesn't matter as long as it's face to face and grind-y.
4. Competency. Maybe they're a BAMF in a fight, maybe they're great at piano or making pizza. I love it when a character gets to have their mad skills appreciated, especially if said skills are a turn-on for someone else.
5. Friends-to-lovers. That point in a comfortable awesome practically-married friendship where the MFEO finally gets acknowledged.


Fandoms/pairings
Supernatural: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Dean, Castiel/Balthazar (RPF preferably in AUs only or French Mistake-type universes - Jensen/Misha, Jared/Jensen), whatever threesomes. ETA: OH, AND DEAN/JIMMY NOVAK. YEP.
The Walking Dead: Daryl/Glenn
CSI: Nick/Greg
Downton Abbey: Thomas/Branson
Crossovers: Anyone from the above fandoms mix'n'matched with anyone from another. This also applies to Ianto Jones, Simon Tam, and Xander Harris.

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Because I hate myself or something, I signed up for deancasbigbang. Which I knew was coming up when I finished Crossroads State. And the sensible thing to do, really, would have been to spend the next however-many months and change editing that until it was so perfect you could die. Plus, I would have maybe gotten art of Dean and Cas riding a dinosaur, which I really really want. XD But I knew spending that long with it still-not-technically-done would have made me insane. So here I am all HOW DO I IDEAS.

I COULD wait till the season finishes and see if there's anything I want to do with that, but I'm still super nervous about writing canon, especially long-form like that. And I'm nervous about waiting that long. I'm just nervous in general. I have a thing I started before 7.17 came out or we even knew much about it where there's a very creative (not) amnesia!waiter scenario in Ohio with mean ghosties. But ehhhh. And there's a girl!Dean thing that could easily go on for enough words but it's not very good and would very likely just get worse. Also these things are not really canon.

Or I could do another big ol' AU. But my ideas for one thus far have gone a little something like, "What if it's the 20s and Dean's in love with his valet? OH WAIT," and "OOH what if they visit a bunch of other universes and are together in all of them? OH WAIT" and "French Mistake but in reverse with Jensen and Misha hang on I didn't sign up for RPF" and at some point it degenerates into "uhhh, maybe someone's a photographer. AGAIN," and "HOLY SHIT SUPERSAINTS?!!?" and finally I'm just sitting there drunk and drooling all, "IDK college or sutin pfffff." I did have this one total ridic idea where it's indie coffee shop owner vs. Starbucks GM, and it would be so industry-accurate because The Boy is a WEALTH of information but nobody would GAF about all my meticulous research and probably be pissed at me for slagging off Starbucks. XD

tl;dr I am ridiculous and don't know what to write. *returns to gazing at navel*
Title: I'll Buy You Tall Tall Trees and All the Waters In the Seas
Rating: PG for language and kissing and some very tame sexual references
Words: ~5500
Pairing/Characters: 7x17 SPOILERS!Collapse ), Dean/Castiel
Warnings: 7x17 SPOILERS!Collapse ) Also, in case you didn't get it the first two times, 7x17 SPOILERS!
Summary: 7x17 SPOILERS!Collapse )
Notes: Basically my brain's version of 7x17, the super-extended but not-as-porny-as-I-hoped edition. DID I MENTION THE SPOILERS? There are spoilers. And at this point I should just probably install a giant permanent banner on my lj that expresses my thanks to the_reverand for putting up with my crap, but this is also not her fault. Apologies to Roger Miller for the title.

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