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10 August 2015 @ 12:53 am
Manners Maketh the Man, indeed!  
The divine riyku has done it again. (As if I had any doubt, pish!) If you liked the movie "Kingsman", you will adore this spn_j2_bigbang fic. No question in my mind! :D :D :D


Title: Manners Maketh Man (Link isn't unlocked yet; it will be shortly! Keep trying it...)
Artist: quickreaver
Author: riyku
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 22,000
Warnings: underage, age-gap, graphic violence, mentions of recreational drug use.

Summary: Life on the streets has honed Jared's reflexes and his poker face, taught him when to run and when to stand his ground. He's learned how to fight for what he wants and how to fight to keep it. Not much of this matters when he's recruited into a clandestine organization of gentleman spies, one that operates independently and above the law. He's transported to an isolated training facility, where old habits must be torn down and new ones formed, all under the watchful eye of Jensen Ackles, a twenty-year veteran of the organization and Jared's self-appointed mentor. Jensen is reserved, restrained, a gentleman in every respect, as comfortable brokering back alley deals as he is rubbing elbows with foreign diplomats. He's also lethal, knows how to take out an entire room of trained fighters and never even break a sweat. When a few missions go south unexpectedly, Jared and Jensen start to harbor suspicions, suddenly sure of no one except each other.

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Section dividers/spot illustrations:



UPDATE: Well, I don't think the fic is forthcoming, just an FYI to anyone who happens upon this. Hey, such is life! :)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: 'Slave to Love' - Bryan Ferry
BeeLikeJbeelikej on August 12th, 2015 02:02 am (UTC)

Wish I had a bigger phone so I could see these in glorious full size! Will definitely check back when I get back home, because I'm already in awe:) Gorgeous faces; I love young Jared's hair so much <3

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: pic#124540152quickreaver on August 15th, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
I love drawing hair, I cannot lie. :)

Safe home, lady!
BeeLikeJ: BigBang2011beelikej on August 23rd, 2015 12:32 pm (UTC)
Finally found time to give this post a better look (and respond with the appropriate icon:) The top banner is very cool, I love the limited use of colour and how you picked those same colours for the pose at the bottom (oh my, bloodstains and grabbing).
I adore the graphic feel of this whole set, including how you framed J2 in that poster. <3

Eeeeeeeh, Jared is wearing a hoodie and there's a peek of colarbone \o/ That look on Jensen's face is killing me (in both drawings). AND THEN I CLICKED FOR FULL SIZE and saw the colour of Jared's eyes and the subtle freckles all over Jensen's face. *iz ded*

P.S. the story still seems to be locked, is that right? I saw Kingsmen on the plane, so I'm totally ready to read this;)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on August 25th, 2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
I totally ripped that framing from the old poster for The Sting! There's nothing new under the sun...

What do they say? The devil's in the details? Jensen's freckles are SUCH A THING. And don't even get me started on the color of Jared's eyes. I could write sonnets. Also, as much as I do like a good man muscle, heh, gimme skinny Jared/Sam any day. (And Jensen/Dean's delicious tummy.) See? I'm easy to please!

Re. the story, Riyku got waylaid by life. She'll get it done eventually, I have no doubt! I'll ping you when it's open. (I bought the dvd just for this project and ended up enjoying the hell outta the movie! Me and the whole family did. So win/win!)

Thanks, lady! :D
phoenix1966phoenix1966 on August 12th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Love how young and carefree you made Jared in the poster. And the last image is very striking, although whenever I see that style of shoe you have on Jared, it makes me think of Sam in his white, Lucifer suit!

The images you did definitely have me excited to read the story if it becomes available!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: pic#124540152quickreaver on August 15th, 2015 02:08 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you! (Those DO look a little like Lucifer shoes! But let's face it; he was a snappy dresser when he was wearing Sam then...)

I'm sure riyku will finish up soon. I can't wait to read the whole shaboodle too!
becc_jbecc_j on August 15th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
I love that poster, so gorgeous and classy!
The lineart on your section dividers look so clean - *weeps* and that last piece - think I'm gonna have to have that on my phone cause damn! Wonderful work as always Q <3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: pic#124540152quickreaver on August 15th, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
BUH, that linework. It's so damned fussy. I need to loosen up, Becc, I DO!

Aw, thanks, though!
Amberamberdreams on August 16th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'm sooooooo behind checking out BBs... but these are gorgeous, me dear. Especially the bloody hands pic - they both look so gorram ELEGANT!

The fic links still don't work though...
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: pic#124540152quickreaver on August 16th, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
Sadly, riyku is still writing! I'll let everyone know when she's posted, I promise. :)
Amberamberdreams on August 16th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC)
In theory I should get a notification but I never saw one for your art post so...dunno what 's cracking off with LJ at the mo.
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on August 16th, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
so very pretty!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on August 25th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
A belated thank you, sweetie!
cracks in the facade: art - jensen tattoodephigravity on August 25th, 2015 12:17 pm (UTC)
Oh man, OH MAN! How did I miss you posting this??? I was waiting for this one, too!

This is all brilliant! I adore the dividers and illustrations, they are just so clean and beautiful. And the color choice in that J2 banner are so wonderful-- they just make that whole thing POP! and UGH the more monotone one of them in suits!!! *bites fist* that is stunning and then has that nice Cris touch with the blood smears. GLORIOUS!

So yeah, LOVE THIS!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on August 25th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
Weeeellll, I snuck it onto LJ in the wee hours. KC isn't quite done with it yet, but I hope she'll finish! (I've only read half the fic and of course, it's excellent!) I did love dressing the boys in that last one. Researching the suits, the shoes, THE GUNS, was way fun.

Re. the clean lines, another weeeellll, I kinda hate how uptight they are. I wish I could loosen up. It's like fighting my true nature. Must...not...scratch...

But thanks, lovely! As per usual, you are way too kind. *smish!*
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?: J2 smile cutetebtosca on August 25th, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
DUDE!! I didn't realize you actually posted the art, I don't know how I missed it this long.

God, I love you. You are perfect in every way.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on August 25th, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
Ha! Well, we were still hoping to post that night, so I quietly opened it, in case KC made it. I STILL HAVE HOPE SHE WILL FINISH. I think she will, when she gets a chance. It's an excellent, excellent fic, what I've read of it. And KINGSMAN, YUM. :D
kinkajoukinkajou on August 25th, 2015 12:32 pm (UTC)
wow, these are amazing! <333 I can't wait to see the fic too! I can't decide if I like mischievously smiling Jared or bloody, badass Jensen more :) <3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on August 25th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
Take both mischievous Jared and badass Jensen! THEY'RE A MATCHED SET. :D :D :D Thank you, sunshine!
(Anonymous) on October 6th, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
Is there a story to go with this beautiful art?