Badass Sam

SPN Masterlist, because this spot should not remain a mystery.

Howdy, y'all. Welcome to the virtual home of my Supernatural Infatuation™, artsy and writerly. Constructive criticism is highly encouraged for all the exploits I post here. Feel free to make icons, headers, art, stories, podfics, what have ya, as long as I'm credited somewhere even if it's teensy weensy! and you let me know where I can see it. (Collaborations are some of my very favorite things!) Carry on, my wayward babies...

Art Masterlist

Fic Masterlist(LJ) and my AO3 account

Professional Artstuff


LJ TO-DO LIST FOR 2015!(Because why not put it here? Might shame me into compliance. I need to chug steadily down this list...)

-Commission for tmn1966
-Commission for amberdreams
-Art spots held for de_nugis and counteragent for the Fandomaid donations.
-Charity commission for meus_venator, for...a fic we'll decide upon!
-More Fandomaid artses, my precious: tebtosca done!, madebyme_x, and thursdaysisters done!
-Finish that damned wing-kink fic, that has somehow eluded kinkiness so far...and all the Bangs. ALL OF THEM.


And there will be more! I routinely bite off more than I can chew.
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Big Fat Update

I'm not even sure where to start; I've been collecting bits and pieces to post on LJ, and now I can't remember a one of them. FIGURES. Okay, let's just start word-vomiting and see where it goes...

First off, it's so nice to see people posting and updating on LJ again! I know it's been a struggle, what with the bazillion different social media platforms, but obviously, each platform has its own strengths and weaknesses. In-depth conversations, and certain event styles, are simply best served in a journal format, such as LJ or Dreamwidth.



Re-pimping j2_jukebox! Please spread the word. It's the first year for it, and we want to kick it off with a nice guitar solo, right?






I've set up a Discord server for authors and artists in the SPN/SPN RPF fandom, as a place for Sam-and-Dean-and-J2 fans to network, get excited, offer advice, opportunities and concrit, dish about the show, etc. (Destiel has several big, active servers already running; if you'd like their locations, let me know! I'll point you that'a way. I'm not spurning Destiel, but you simply might be better served elsewhere.) Discord really isn't that tough to use--it's pretty much a glorified chat room--but of course there's no one in the new server right now, so it's pretty quiet. I'm hoping it'll catch on, though, because for me, one of the most rewarding parts of fandom is its gift economy: the free sharing of ideas and fanworks. The wank on some SM platforms has gotten so unavoidable, it sucks the joy right out of everything. I do enjoy a good rant every once in a while--I'm certainly not saying we have to be Susie Sunshine all the time--but there's a limit to the level of attacks and name-calling I wanna see, on the regular. I was craving a place for education and concrit too. So here we have it! EDIT: I HAD TO CHANGE THE INVITATION CODE. BELOW IS THE NEW ONE.

https://discordapp.com/invite/7M35sMR



Have you signed up for spn_j2_bigbang? No? WHY NOT?



Hiatus is over tonight. I am ... guardedly excited? I don't dig a lot of the pre-wank I've been hearing, and I've been trying to stay loosely unspoiled, but I enjoy watching Sam and Dean more than any other character, so this episode is going to have be to super well-written (and acted) to win me over.

I understand the importance of Wayward Sisters on a couple different fronts. If a cast like this succeeds, it may well open lots of doors for more women in genre television. (We also need to see more women in writing and production spots.) It expands the Supernatural brand and provides another venue for all the characters (and cast and crew) involved, in terms of crossovers. More employment. More canon for us.

However, I don't think it's invalid to observe that lately more energy seems to have been put into exploring and developing the auxiliary characters on the show than its leads. (I know, J2 need time off too, but this is a quality thing, not a quantity.) Hopefully, once WS is underway and its own animal, the SPN staff will focus again on Sam and Dean. This isn't saying that I don't enjoy the regular and returning characters, but I'd rather they be utilized to allow us to explore our leads, not vice versa. (And specifically Sam, but then I would say that, wouldn't I?) Seriously, though, we've gotten into Dean's noggin A LOT these past few years; it's high time they encouraged Sam's psyche to be explored. There were a few shocks of Sam insight this season, flashing by like lightning strikes, but we're due a storm. PLEEEEEEASE, SHOW. For me? Please?



quicky_bang still has some juicy fics to snag, if you're an artist looking for something quick (and sometimes dirty) to inspired you!



Annnnnd, I think that's it? (That's fine, Cris, IT'S ENOUGH.) Later, babies!


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  • Current Music: 'What the Water Gave Me' - Flo and the Ma
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If music be the food of love ... play on!




j2_jukebox


Okay, so this has been bouncing around in my noggin for a while now, and with the good advice from a couple of my fan buds, I'm making it happen. KINDA NERVOUS, NOT GONNA LIE. But at the very least, it'll be fun and something to do over Unattached Drifter Christmas.

Take a peek, pimp it around, leave me comments and questions if you've got 'em!
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  • Current Music: 'Dancing Days' - Led Zeppelin
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Happy Holidays, Sleepy Percy!

Doodling up 'til the last hurrah! Because ME. But that being said, I had a tough time picking a prompt, because THEY WERE ALL GOOD, FOXY! But I settled on arting for this prompt, even though I didn't do the whole of it. I have ideas for an accompanying fic, eventually...



Title: Suicide Kings
Gifter: quickreaver
Pairing/Characters: J2
Word count/Medium: digital art
Rating: PG
Warnings: guns, reckless driving, their junk is probably touching, lol!
Summary: prompt -- J2 as hired-assassin team. They get off on sex in public places. First part: arted. Second part? In the works. ;) Happy holidays, my beautiful sleepypercy! I was so stoked to get you in the draw, and all your prompts were DELICIOUS! Sketcydean and I talked at length about all the options, and I may be filling several of them in the days to come. SO GOOOOD. Anywho, on with the show ...



Big 'un under cut. Pretty much SFW...Collapse )

Link to gift
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  • Current Music: Sleigh, er, SLAY Ride
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Coupla goodies!

First off, a little arty thing, a commission for a lovely fangirl (who I'm not sure has an LJ journal? But at any rate...)

Jared Padalecki, ballerino. (I'd be lying if I said this wasn't delightfully fun to draw.)



We based it on a poster of a ballerina in London, but added our own spin. Digital, many errant photorefs. Click to embiggen.

ALSO! I think I mentioned this a bit ago, but I started contributing occasional thoughts to a site called SpnHunters, over at the FanSided network. There's this saying, and I've always dug it: "Don't like the game? Get in it." Lately, there's been a rash of pop culture articles and fandom behavior that has seriously short-changed mah boy Sam Winchester and the dude who plays him, Jared Padalecki. (You may have heard of them? *cough*) And y'all know how I feel about that. (Too much, weirdo, quit yer stanning.) I've done my share of grousing--for which I'm not always proud--but where does that really get us? It might blow off steam, but ultimately, it accomplishes nothing save make Sam-n-Dean fans look like sour, irrelevant malcontents. It ain't a good look, y'all.

Now, that's not to say we can't "criticize the thing we love", as the old fandom cliché goes, or must be The Positivity Brigade 24/7, but there's a way to generate interest and support (and maybe even vent a little) without marginalizing or throwing anyone under the bus. If we still want to, that is. (I fault NO ONE for looking at the current state of SPN affairs, and decide to throw in the salty ol' towel.) But this is my only fandom, and I figure if I want to see it drive off into the sunset with a modicum of dignity (too late? maybe...), or even vaguely resemble the universe and characters that I once loved, I'm gonna have to keep the flame burning just a little bit longer.

So to that end, I wrote this article, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd check it out:

Why Sam and Dean are still the cornerstones of my Supernatural

Leave a comment there or here, if you're so inclined! I have many thoughts about Show, and its future. I'm sure I'll expand on said thoughts during hiatus somewhere ...

Thanks, flist! *smooooooch*
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  • Current Music: 'Carried Home' - Iron and Wine
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Like we need more places to read about SPN, heh...

...and I need another thing to do, but I've volunteered to write the odd article about Show for a site called SPNHunters. My motives are a little biased, I'll admit. I've noticed a distinct lack of quality attention paid to our boy Sam, from both fandom, show, and social media outlets. I could whinge about it endlessly, but I decided to put my money where my mouth is and write for a site that might have a wider reach, we shall see. Squeaky wheel gets the oil, right?

Here's my first stab at it: Six Fave Smart!Sam Moments.

I started with a little fluff to get the hang of the protocol. It's short and sweet. (Thank you to my twitter TL for helping me select said moments!)

In the future, I'd like to explore thinkier stuff that focuses on both Sam and Dean, and doesn't throw either of them under the bus ... something that I've noticed other SM writers about the show have a tough time doing. I love them both. Y'all know me as a Sam!girl, but I have nothing but understanding for Dean. And as much as we all hate to admit it, the characters are flawed, but the flaws are in part what makes them believable and fascinating. (I also think the show itself holds some responsibility for dropping the ball, technique-wise, but that's a discussion for another day.)

SO! In light of that, I'm collecting topics to explore in the future. Leave suggestions below! I might periodically host brainstorming sessions here on LJ, to help develop the articles. And if I don't end up using the article for SPNHunters? I'll post it here, for us to re-dissect and chew up and spit back out again. (Sounds tasty, eh?)

Looking forward to sparking more discussions, getting LJ up and running again, and writing so that my brain doesn't atrophy!

OH! And while we're at it, a lovely little Jared that was commissioned by the adorable sammichgirl! She printed it out and got Jared to sign it at NOLAcon, eeeee!

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  • Current Music: 'Awake Too Long' - Big Blood
Black-eyed Sam

"A Monster By Any Other Name", chapter 38 is up!

I have SO much art (not all fandom) that I've been neglect in posting, so I'm gonna try to start here, with one of my fave long-term fic projects:

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“After Sam had been reading and re-reading the essays in the magazine for about a week, Dean finally said something.

“Doesn't that bother you?"”

Another illustration for the on-going (and brilliant) saga, “A Monster By Any Other Name”. This chapter was particular relevant to today’s atmosphere. It was purging. I’m so jazzed to see where Brosedshield and LaviniaLavender go from here!

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  • Current Music: "Sign of the Times" - Harry Styles
Black-eyed Sam

Art AND a DollarForMYName! :D

Okay, so as a pretty committed fandom artist who occasionally writes, I seldom get art for my modest fics. Understandable. (There are myriad better writers!) But enter quicky_bang...

AND LOOK WHAT I GET! \0/!

The lovely and hugely skillful dollarformyname snagged one of my favorite little fics, SLUG, or The Day Wyatt Hatfield Gave Up Hunting, Probably. I don't have the illustrations embedded into the fic yet, but you must pop over to dollarformyname's post, get you some serious eye candy, and leave her a GLORIOUS and well-deserved comment! Because this stuff right here? IT'S HAWWWWWT.


Little teaser, you can click to see the rest of the goodies:



Safe for work. DO ENJOY!
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  • Current Music: 'In Hell I'll Be In Good Company' - The Dead South