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15 April 2017 @ 11:06 pm
I need something to write, and opinions thereabouts  
In my annual edition of "Hey, fandom, help me! I dunno what to write", I'd like to finish at least ONE of my wips, languishing on my drive. Or possibly flesh out one of my shorties that clearly feels like teasers to a bigger work. None of them are whispering to me at present. I'm feeling like working on longfic, as a sort-of segue into writing longer original pieces. (Hey, hope springs eternal.) And just maybe, I'll have something ready for one of the Bangs eventually.

So here are the ones I'm eyeballing:

1.) Wing!fic, J2 rpf, set in an AU where a winged humanoid race co-exists with 'normal' humans, but have been consigned to specific tracts of land for their own safety *cough*. The technology is along the lines of the early 1800's, but the winged folk prefer more a rustic, less industrialized life. There are hints of folk magic, psychedelic herbs, and rare psychic abilities. Jared is one of the winged folk, but he has lost a wing to trappers. While he isn't ostracized by his flock, he's clearly a hindrance and can't fly south for winter with the rest of them. Jensen is from a nearby flock, ostensibly visiting a cousin (but truth is, he's been quietly ostracized because he has The Gleaning—amorphous psychic abilities—that have lead to community distrust of him.) These two outsiders may just be good for each other. And hijinks ensue. (I'm plot-deficient here; I might need help in this department. Wait, no 'might' about it. I got nothin' for the meat of the story. Romance is not my forté) This fic is currently at about 8.5k.

2.) Slave!fic, J2 rpf, spinning off from a ficlet I wrote for the Xmas exchange: A Slave in Winter. High fantasy. Magic is real. Jensen is a surly blacksmith. Jared is the young, escaped slave who falls into his life.

3.) Give this one a chance: it's a gift for a friend. D/C with heavy Sam (though he's behind the scenes for a chunk of the fic). Cas has taken on humanity permanently, and as a result, now has a hunt-ending injury. Dean buys a small home for them all, but Sam—ever the fly in the ointment—isn't ready to settle down yet so Cas and Dean put down the roots. Cas gets hooked on cooking shows and starts baking All The Things. Dean takes a job at the neighborhood diner. Life gets ... NICE. But then weird things start happening around the area, and Cas worries that Dean is tempted to take the case again. Before Dean can get too involved, it's clear someone has beaten him to the punch. Guess who. Plenty of curtain!fic and h/c to go around. I have ~4.6k started on this puppy.

Okay, SO! Those are my current front runners. I probably have another three or four smaller ones that can be self-contained (comment fic meme fills that never got finished) but I'm feeling like building a bigger beast, and I've gotta work on something. Throw me a vote and opinion; I'd love to know first, second and third choices, and why (if you're so inclined)!
 
 
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Emma Rose (Emily)emmatheslayer on April 16th, 2017 03:15 am (UTC)
i like number 1 or 2 they sound good I really like two though
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 08:56 pm (UTC)
#2 it is! :D
Silvia: BigBang2010AmriaDeansillie82 on April 16th, 2017 03:31 am (UTC)
Oooh, 1! :D
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 08:57 pm (UTC)
So noted! Thanks for the input, lady!
casey: spn s/d big hugcasey28 on April 16th, 2017 04:00 am (UTC)
I vote for 1! :D

Edited at 2017-04-16 04:01 am (UTC)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 08:57 pm (UTC)
*thumbs up!*
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on April 16th, 2017 04:33 am (UTC)
I vote for 3, need me some curtain!fic!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 08:58 pm (UTC)
It's D/C...you still cool with this vote? ;)
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Hermine Kurotowaherminekurotowa on April 16th, 2017 06:22 am (UTC)
I don't care which one you finish - I want to read them! *drools*
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC)
Heh, thanks for nuthin'! (But srsly, THANK YOU. I hope I can do anything justice!)
vyperdd: AKFcandlevyperdd on April 16th, 2017 09:33 am (UTC)
My vote is for #2-- think you would know why!! :-p Loved what you gave me in Slave In Winter and would love to read an expanded fic set in that 'verse!!

Then #1: really like the premise for the wingfic, so much room to create a really unique and fascinating world. If you want to brainstorm/toss ideas at me, go for it!

#3 also sounds interesting even though I don't normally read D/C. As long as Sam is heavily involved, then I'm there!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:02 pm (UTC)
I won't lie; I had so much fun writing that slave fic! It was tough, though, because folks like different things from their slave fics, and I simply haven't read many of them; I had to go with what percolated to the surface.

I absolutely may hit you up for brainstorming, whichever fic I decide! Especially since 1 and 2 aren't very fleshed out. 3 has a little more of an outline...
Amber: Bumamberdreams on April 16th, 2017 10:01 am (UTC)
Aw heck. I love the sound of all three of those for different reasons!

If I had to chose I'd go for #1 because WINGS! Plus that sounds like it has loads of potential. Re: the plot for that one, there are options. For instance, if each of them are almost outcasts, and Jared is effectively about to be left behind, you could make this a road trip for the two of them - maybe starting out reluctant allies and developing their relationship along the way. You could throw hazards at them left right and centre, of course. Plus maybe they set off walking to join up with their flocks but they might change their minds along the way. Maybe they find a haven elsewhere for some reason. It kind of depends on your world building and what hazards they might face - 'normal' humans, monsters, outlaws, other winged outcasts...
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:05 pm (UTC)
OOOOH, these are wonderful ideas! (Have I thrown this partial fic at you at some point? I seem to remember flashing it at you. If you have a minute, would you mind giving it a peek? Not for beta-ing, but for alpha-reading and brainstorming, because I've got NUTHIN' for my soggy middle.)
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The Kink That Winked: beatles-john&paulkinkthatwinked on April 16th, 2017 01:36 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed "A Slave in Winter," I'd like to see what happens next.

On the other hand, #3 sounds good, too. I like the idea of Hero!Sam swooping in to save the day and preserve the 'happily ever after' his brother has found with Cas. I do like Destiel fics that don't discard, demean, or vilify Sam.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'll log your votes for 2 & 3! (I tried to figure out how to do this via a poll, but it hurt my brain.) Thanks for the input!
coma: schomaisky on April 16th, 2017 01:55 pm (UTC)
I vote for no.1 !
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:07 pm (UTC)
Yay! AND HOW ARE YOU. I MISS YOUR VIRTUAL FACE.
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harrigan: myiconharrigan on April 16th, 2017 02:17 pm (UTC)
1 and then 2! Or... 2 and then 1! (both please!)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:08 pm (UTC)
Lol! I mean, srsly, I do hope to finish them all, in time, so I'll log your votes and 1 and 2!
Zubeneschamali: wingszubeneschamali on April 16th, 2017 03:18 pm (UTC)
WINGFIC ALL THE WINGFIC GIVE IT TO ME NOW ESPECIALLY IF THEY BOTH HAVE WINGS AND JARED IS INJURED

(ahem) That is, #1 sounds like an excellent idea. And I'd be happy to help with plotting.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:10 pm (UTC)
Are you sure? I don't think that was very clear... :D :D :D

(I may hit you up for plotting ideas, because you are SO GOOD AT THIS STUFF! And I've got nuthin' but a germ of an idea and a smidgen of a world. Can I send you what I've got so far? No beta-ing, just idea-harvesting.)
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gingersnap1224: S & Dgingersnap1224 on April 16th, 2017 03:20 pm (UTC)
I vote for #2. I really enjoyed Slave in Winter and would like to see what happens.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:11 pm (UTC)
So noted! Thanks bunches for your input; I needs it! :D
milly_gal: Fandom Makes Me :Dmilly_gal on April 16th, 2017 04:46 pm (UTC)
I vote #3 pretty please. I haven't read a good old fashioned curtain!fic in a long while!!! Good luck whatever you decide ♥
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
I do loves me some curtain!fic ... and I really like the Cas I've built for this 'verse. Thanks for the vote, lady!
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wetsammy: purgatory!samwetsammy on April 16th, 2017 04:54 pm (UTC)
Drooling all over that wing!fic. I loved A Slave in Winter and it would be great to see more on that, too.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
Votes for 1 & 2, then! *mmmm-wah!*
madebyme_x: pic#110142851madebyme_x on April 16th, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC)

#2 is my first choice - I adored that Fic (and the h/c potential!) and would love to see more of that magic world.

#2 would be my second choice, because Wings!!!!

But whatever you choose, it'll be great to see you writing again :)

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on April 16th, 2017 09:13 pm (UTC)
You mean 1 and then 2, right? :D (I'll give you votes for both of them, because I'm cheap and easy, hee!)
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