electricalgwen: (spn dean OMFG)
Last year, [livejournal.com profile] dancetomato very kindly bid on me and won in my only charity fic offer to date. She also graciously accepted that I wouldn't be working on it until after [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang drafts were due. And then I got really stuck on what I was trying to write her, and then I had to get the actual bigbang fic up, and then I hit a black hole and disappeared.

DT, I'm so sorry. I'm taking babysteps back here. I still want to finish the fic in question, but I offer this in the meantime, in the hopes that messy blow-job PWP is relevant to your interests. (Originally sparked by a prompt in a kink meme, asking for poet!Misha and fan!Jensen, but I didn't finish it on time. Spot the pattern.) ~3K words, NC-17 rating, standard disclaimers apply. Graciously beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] laisserais.

came for the poetry, stayed for the porn )
electricalgwen: (writing explosions)
Late to the party, but haven't had any time lately. *sigh* Snaffled from all over ([livejournal.com profile] deirdre_c, [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis, and [livejournal.com profile] mistyzeo, among others.)

Post an excerpt from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIPs. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

here's hoping )
electricalgwen: (Default)
I've had a few, fortunately relatively short, periods away from LJ in the past. They were all associated with restricted computer access - laptop died, moving/travelling/otherwise lacking Internet-I-could-come-here-with - and even though I missed LJ, there was always a brief but odd reluctance to come back. I knew I'd never catch up with things, whether fic or conversations or episode squee; it was easier to ignore it, for a little while longer. A day or two, at most, and then I'd accept that I was out of touch, check in with friends, read the latest, and move on.

This time, I dropped off the radar on July 25, and...just never came back.

I was tired. I was unhappy with my J2 big bang this year: I didn't have enough time or energy to devote to it, and I avoided it for too long after getting badly stuck, until I wrote probably half of it in a desperate last-minute struggle not to let my artist down, and it showed. To me, and to others, and I let a few negative comments get to me. I was struggling with other stuff I was supposed to write - still am /o\ - and there were some big things out in the real world I had to organize and deal with. LJ was mostly making me feel guilty, so I avoided it. As a result, the break caused by a brief internet-free vacation kept getting longer and longer, and it got harder and harder to come back.

A lot of the above is still true. I'm still struggling with writing, and with having time to write, and with reading anything at all. But I miss you guys. And today's my sixth anniversary on LJ, and the day I usually do an annual round-up, so here I am again. I hope can find a better balance in 2012.


What I Did Last Year, by Gwen

Supernatural

sink or swim - Sam/Dean, PG-13, ~3200 words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] apreludetoanend.

Involves a water elemental and angst. This took a long time to come together but I like the style of it: less dialogue, more description, and maybe darker/deeper than usual.


Dolor Ibi Est - Gen Sam & Dean, PG-13, ~8500 words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis in the [livejournal.com profile] ohsam hurt/comfort challenge.

I had fun with this one, both the plot and Dean's wild stories.


put it in your pocket - Sam & Dean, PG, ~1000 words. Written for the prompt "better with you" at [livejournal.com profile] silverbullets.

Because there's never enough stargazing.


day springs eternal - Sam/Dean, R, 1376 words. Written for the prompt "hope springs eternal" at [livejournal.com profile] spnspringfling.

Mystery Spot twist. Angst, but with a touch of hope. Dean keeps dying, and Sam keeps doing something stupid. I imagine everyone has to write Mystery Spot fic eventually.


get outta the kitchen - Sam/Dean, R, 2650 words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] dancetomato. Sex pollen fic from Bobby's POV, with bonus!Castiel.

This is far and away the most popular thing I have ever written. I'm glad it made so many people laugh! A companion piece from Dean's POV has been in the works for far too long. *apologies to DT*


CW RPF

Give A Dog A Bone - J2 AU, PG-13, ~10K words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] j2_everafter, loosely inspired by the Black Cauldron.

Crack, mild schmoop, cliches, improbable science, Eilonwy!Jensen and Assistant Dogwalker Jared. Yeah.


Black Flag Over Texas - J2 AU, NC-17, ~32K words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang.

Prequel to last year's story Green Means Go. If you haven't read either and are considering them, I'd suggest starting with last year's. I think it's more enjoyable that way. Both involve suspense, hidden identities, dystopian politics and Jensen being awesome. Also explosions, if you like that sort of thing.


Other:

In Plain Sight - Spike/Xander, ~850 words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] eyezrthewindows.

I wrote this in a fit of last-minute inspiration. It was nice to revisit these guys for a little while.

And finally, a snippet of Angel/JDM, for [livejournal.com profile] laisserais.

I can't write either of these guys. Really. But somehow, they wanted to brood at talk to fuck each other.


It turns out I wrote about as much this past year as I did the year before - all in the first half of the year! No wonder I burned out, I guess.

Incidentally, I did a year-in-review round-up last year, which nobody commented on. This was only mildly surprising, and so it was not until some time later that I realized one contributing factor was that it was locked and misdated. *facepalm* Not that you don't already have a million things to read - I certainly do - but in case you're interested in what I wrote in 2010 and my thoughts on it, it's available.

See you around, I hope! ♥
electricalgwen: (spn boys walking)
I have a significant birthday coming up in the very near future. I have time off work, and the grandparents are going to take the kids. I want to go somewhere new and/or do something different. However, I am not sure what and I am an indecisive sort of person, and also we are pretty bad at planning things in advance. Hence, nothing is organized yet.

Tell me my destination! Any and all suggestions for where to go and what to do while there will be taken under advisement. :D

Final decision will take the following factors into account, however: we have just under a week. I don't want to spend too much time traveling or jet-lagged, so eastern to middle North America is probably best. We like outdoor things, also art and music, interesting geology or architecture, active things like cycling or kayaking are fine. Not so big on sports or shopping, though little bits of either could be fun.
electricalgwen: (blackflag green)
Title: Black Flag Over Texas
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Length: ~32,000 words

Summary: Jensen belongs to a team of mercenary vigilantes that is trying to stop a group of anarchists whose goal is the dissolution of the USA. They get information that a student group on UT Dallas campus is harboring at least one of the major players, and Jensen is assigned to an undercover mission to infiltrate the group.

His first day on campus, he meets a final-year PhD student named Jared who would be exactly Jensen’s type – if he weren’t a prime suspect. Move by move, like chess pieces, actions escalate, and the stakes get higher. Jensen and his colleagues are dealing with computer espionage, bombings, and kidnapping threats, as the institutions of government waver around them, threatening to fall. Ultimately, Jensen is forced to make a choice that pits revenge and love against the greater good.

Disclaimer: This is purely a work of fiction.

Warnings: Violence, language, sex under the influence of chemicals, discussion of politics.

Author's Notes: Written for the 2011 round of [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang. Art by [livejournal.com profile] ladytiferet, who was a real pleasure to work with and put up with my last-minute flailing with great aplomb and grace. Big hugs are due to [livejournal.com profile] laisserais and [livejournal.com profile] dancetomato for beta-reading and fixing all my non-American vocabulary. Any remaining errors are of course entirely my fault (and please do let me know about them!) And of course, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wendy and [livejournal.com profile] thehighwaywoman for all their work in coordinating this amazing event.

This is set in the same universe as last year's story Green Means Go. It is a prequel, but both stories stand alone, and may be read in either order.


Cover Two


electricalgwen: (SeX)
I think it's still [livejournal.com profile] eyezrthewindows's birthday, in Eyez' time zone at least? In under the wire (maybe) with 861 words of Spike/Xander (YES YES, I wrote them for the first time in over a year, don't everybody drop dead from shock) because the person who can write Spike/Melon deserves recognition. :P

Written on the spur of the moment, unbeta'd, please feel free to point out any errors. Summary: Xander moans about his dating difficulties. Spike feels he's overlooking the obvious.

'I am never going to get laid.' )
electricalgwen: (spn ouija)
[livejournal.com profile] spnspringfling reveals are up! Reposting the story I wrote for the prompt "hope springs eternal," which turned out to be for [livejournal.com profile] inalasahl. Sam/Dean, rated R, 1376 words, usual disclaimers apply.

Notes: Set during Mystery Spot, so a warning for multiple character deaths, but ALSO warning for suicide (though that also doesn't last.) Angst, but not without a touch of hope. (I think I am constitutionally incapable of writing an actual unhappy ending.)

Summary: Tuesday after Tuesday, Dean keeps dying, and Sam keeps doing something stupid. The odds are against him, but Sam can't stop himself from hoping.

Some things you can reset. Some things you can't. )

boundaries

Jun. 12th, 2011 06:58 pm
electricalgwen: (spn dean facepalm)
Man, it is weird to have @mishacollins popping up on TweetDeck alerts while I have a Word document open in which I am writing graphic porn about him. :(
electricalgwen: (QoW Read)
I was fortunate enough to win [livejournal.com profile] longsufferingly's fic auction for [livejournal.com profile] help_japan. I suggested a few prompts, including J2 AU inspired by Asimov's Caves of Steel series. She took that one and ran with it and did her usual phenomenal job, despite never actually having read Asimov. Look What They Made has a fantastic Jensen POV, good plot, and exploration of some classic sci-fi ideas. I love it. :)


[livejournal.com profile] madame_meretrix is clever. (She's also kind and funny and makes a great tour guide, but that's not quite as relevant right now.) Her fics often have a reality to them that set them apart. You may not be able to put your finger on exactly what gives them that ring of truth, because she doesn't beat you over the head with gender theory or identity issues or what have you; rather, she tells a compelling story and lets the characters unfold themselves naturally. (You may realize, later on, that you learned something, but it will be a pleasant surprise.)

She does self-discovery particularly well. If you missed Take the Hit last year, in which Jared learns that everyone has some kind of baggage, it's just a matter of how you learn to let it go, you should remedy that. And this year, her [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang story Don't Hide Your Light gives us a Jensen who's known Jared all his life, but doesn't really know himself. It is a lovely read and has it all: good characterization, moments of hilarity and delight, enough angst to be real and interesting, enough schmoop to satisfy [me, anyway], hot sex, and a fun supporting cast (which, naturally, includes JDM since this is Meretrix we're talking about. ;)

rec!

May. 13th, 2011 03:42 pm
electricalgwen: (spn dean OMFG)
On the Cover of a Magazine is funny, clever, well-written, well-illustrated casefic written by [livejournal.com profile] selecasharp for the [livejournal.com profile] spnslashbigbang. Contains Sam/Dean (who have to go undercover posing as models) and some great OCs.

It's really good and I don't know why it doesn't have tons more comments than it does, so you should all* go read it and let her you liked it (assuming you liked it, but I'm pretty sure you will!)

*Except you, Anna, you're excused. :)
electricalgwen: (spn hoodiesmile)
I never usually participate in comment fic memes, mostly because they're generally done and dusted by the time I become aware of them. But no longer!

There are tons of fun prompts here:



Go! Laugh! Cringe! Write! :)
electricalgwen: (writing explosions)
Nine hours and 2.5K words to go.

This is a hell of a lot better than yesterday, when I was at 10K total, and had a major plothole (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] madame_meretrix for helping me work through that one!) But I'm still only about two-thirds of the way through my 25-sentence outline.

I keep reminding myself all I need is a DRAFT.

And tea. MOAR TEA.

And maybe an explosion or two.

drive-by

Apr. 6th, 2011 09:26 pm
electricalgwen: (spn blackeyedsam)
Apparently LJ has been under some kind of DDoS? And has been down a lot? I completely failed to notice, that's how busy the last ten days have been. ARGH.

Somebody must have vidded SPN to INXS's "Devil Inside," y/y? Because OMG DO WANT.
electricalgwen: (Default)
Just a reminder that bidding ends tomorrow at [livejournal.com profile] help_japan. My thread is here, and there are loads of other authors and items up for grabs... :D
electricalgwen: (toshiko omg)
OH MY GOD.

Artificial leaf could be more efficient than the real thing.

Small, green, efficiently converts solar power to electricity. One of them could power your house.

Anyone who read that story and said, "Wow, I wish the cube existed," there you are.

My mind is blown. :D
electricalgwen: (spn jdm eyes)
SO if you haven't yet bid on me at [livejournal.com profile] help_japan because of my heartfelt misguided comment that I wouldn't write anyone/JDM, THINK AGAIN!

For [livejournal.com profile] madame_meretrix and anyone else willing to consider reading 500 words (exactly!) of Angel/JDM, because if she's crazy enough to ask, I'm crazy enough to write. :P

help the hopeless, or something )

...OKAY I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT I'M DOING. I should never be allowed near either of those two.

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