gwendolyngrace: (Love Is... Impala)
I totally forgot that I entered a fic in a challenge that involved voting. I forgot to plug it and didn't know when voting opened... and then it closed before I'd plugged it.

Dumb.

I thought there was still time, but apparently the voting that is still open is only for the fics that received the top number of votes in the primary.

Well, y'all can go vote for [livejournal.com profile] bardicvoice's Breathing Lessons

here

Sadly, my little fic only received one vote. Totally because I forgot all about the voting thing and didn't plug.

Meh.

If you want to re-read the fic I'd entered, it's Five Times...Dean Didn't Get There in the Impala.
gwendolyngrace: (Made of Awesome)
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] dodger_winslow. Because I'm a glutton for punishment feedback.

If you had me under your command and could make me write anything, what would you love to see me write? I'm not promising to write any of these (unless something strikes me), but I am curious.

Fannish, original, any pairing or group...
gwendolyngrace: (Default)
I want to be her when I grow up:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/21/arts/music/21barb.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

Of course, she debuted at something insane like 17, so.... I'm already 19 years behind schedule.

Meh.

About to leave work. Home, maybe record a reading for Spellcast (I started last night but then my father called...nothing like a digital phone ringing in the middle of a Founders fic!), and maybe start cleaning. Ooh! Project Runway - they should rerun last week's episode, too, so I can get caught up.

And I've typed in that two pages of dialogue, with some embellishment, that popped into my head Saturday morning.

Of course, I realize that I have about 4 fics that all start with wee!Sam waking up wee!Dean on a Saturday morning. Hm. What does this tell you about my fic-writing environment?
gwendolyngrace: (Sam Wins)
Show is over. Apart from Thursday night (opening night), we were sold out each performance. Yay.

I had a costume failure each performance. Boo.

I got rear-ended on the way to the first performance, too! But not too seriously. It was raining, I was at a light, her brakes locked and she slammed me. Her car was FAR more damaged than mine. My trunk will open and close, though it sticks something fierce now. And she tore the shit out of my "Nimbus" sticker, but since I'll probably only be hanging on to the car for another 6 months or so? Not sure about replacing it / putting in a claim / getting anything fixed.

For the last performance, the props people inexplicably struck costumes that were meant to stay on the stage through intermission. Argh. This led to a moment where I lost my concentration and jumped ahead one line (dummy!) and then I got flustered and blundered into both the tripod (which was holding a device we shall not name) and Lois in quick succession in the dark. I also left my "dance bag" downstairs for the end of the show, but that's less critical.

However. Overall the show was very successful. I believe we made money. People liked it a lot. Yay.

Lo, I am a zombie, however. Thank heavens Thanksgiving is this week and I can a. sleep and b. clean.

Sunday morning I had breakfast with the lovely and awesome [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13 over in Back Bay and we talked about HP, SPN, and theatre. And fangirled Henry Jenkins, cause Yo.

All this activity does not mean I neglected fic. Two pieces are off with the betas: "The Big 1-0" - Dean has a little trouble getting Sam a 10th birthday present - and "Five Times...Dean Didn't Get There in the Impala" - a fic that needed a one-sentence tweak to bring into canon compliance thanks to Thursday's SQUEETASTIC episode.

I've decided to participate in the fic exchange over at [livejournal.com profile] spn_thur_nights, but I fear I left a rather vague entry. I really need to do a "Master List" post one of these days.

And I posted Monday Meta about Sam's speech in "Fresh Blood" because damn. It gave us great information to play with.

I've also decided I need to learn how to cap for a new mood theme. I really want to post a special mood theme for the [livejournal.com profile] wee_chesters community. Any suggestions on how to start this process? Remember I'm a Luddite.

Oh, and I'll be using the hiatus to re-view all seven episodes and update the contact matrix for this season. Heh.

And there will be more fic coming. In addition to the two above, I've got on tap:

BUMP IN THE NIGHT - Dean and Sam learn that there are things to worry about besides ghosts, demons, and witches.

FIVE STATES, FIVE DAYS - "Remember that road trip I went on about eight or nine years ago? While you and Dad were finishing up that banshee thing in Florida?"

FIVE TIMES...DEAN DIDN'T DO WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF HIM - Um...self-explanatory?

THE DATING GAME - Sam discovers that girls are unpredictable.

RESCUE ME - A party doesn't pan out as advertised, and Sam calls Dean to pick him up

EVERY, EVERY MINUTE - Sam tries out for the school play

TEAM SPORTS - Dean and Sam have very different reactions to their gym coaches' attempts to draft them.

UNTITLED - A short scene that arrived full-blown in my head the morning after I'd watched "Fresh Blood": Sam at 4 and Dean at 8, domesticity. At the moment it's just the dialogue I jotted down at 8 in the morning, but has potential to be a little more fleshed out.

There may be another SPN fic in there that I can't think of at the moment (the large folder is at home).

And a non-SPN fic, but I have to finish my short story for the second Bad-Ass Faeries Anthology. Danielle also sent me one to review for consideration.

Now I must eat breakfast lunch before going into three hours of meetings this afternoon. Oy.
gwendolyngrace: (Made of Awesome)
Herein are the little flopsies (and one drabble) I wrote for my Fic-or-Treat presents. These are all basically flash fiction - unbeta'd, barely proofread, and I didn't even attempt to make them drabble-length because that's just too much work. Except for the R/S drabble, because that just kind of happened and didn't require hardly any effort to make it a drabble.

However, at the end of this post are also three drabbles I wrote using [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966's first lines from her First Lines meme/challenge.

For Teffy, a Remus/Sirius Flopsy )


For aoibhe, another R/S Flopsy )


For doomette, a Remus/Sirius drabble )



For heartfelt_angel, a bit of silly meta )



For elethoniel, a Teen!Chesters Flopsy )



For afrocurl, a SPN S3 Flopsy )



For wendy, another Teen!Chesters Flopsy )



For starxd_sparrow, a Dean Flopsy with a shout-out to the City of Bridges )



For Sea0tter12, a John Flopsy )


This last one incorporates a joke I've had in mind for a long time, but I don't know if I'll ever actually write the fic about it. I talked about it in the comments to one of my Monday Metas over at [livejournal.com profile] wee_chesters here.


And then here are the three drabbles: )

:collapses
gwendolyngrace: (Default)
Lookit my new spiffy background! It's by [livejournal.com profile] elethoniel and it was one of my Treats from fic-or-treat! I have tweaked my LJ layout in honour of its gorgeousness.

I also received icons from her and others:

By [livejournal.com profile] elethoniel:



By [livejournal.com profile] afrocurl:



By [livejournal.com profile] kari_bob:



By [livejournal.com profile] doomette:



By [livejournal.com profile] meagan868:



and by [livejournal.com profile] heartfelt_angel:



There was also fic:

From [livejournal.com profile] teffy - A John Drabble

From [livejournal.com profile] starxd_sparrow - A Dean Flopsy

and from [livejournal.com profile] seedyapartment - A very cute Crowley/Aziraphale Flopsy

And finally, a kind of nifty .mp3 from [livejournal.com profile] aliaspiral: "The Raven," read by Christopher Walken

I shall post all the fics I handed out momentarily. Meanwhile, hugs and "No worries" to [livejournal.com profile] erin2326, whose hard drive died at just the wrong time to be posting like a madwoman with fics and treats.


ETA - I missed some due to Yahell and its stupid spam filter settings.

From [livejournal.com profile] quiet_rebel a little Dean flopsy

and from [livejournal.com profile] etakyma, part 3 of a six-part ficlet!
gwendolyngrace: (PA!Dean)
Title: Leapin’ Lizards (4/4)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace ([livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace)
Rating: PG
Characters: Sam Winchester (age 8), Dean Winchester (age 12), Dr. Sam Beckett, Adm. Al Calavicci, OFC.
Pairings: None
Genre: Gen (Quantum Leap / Supernatural Crossover)
Wordcount: 18,560 give or take
Summary: Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966! This is set sometime within the first year or so of Project Quantum Leap (because the first season of QL is the only one I have on DVD currently!). The Leap Date is July 8, 1991. Dr. Sam Beckett Leaps in to save a life, which is not unusual…what’s unusual is that he’s saving it from an angry spirit.
Author’s Notes: About a month after venturing hardcore into the SPN fandom, I got to reading some fics by [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966. I have tremendous respect for her interpretations, and shortly after beginning to comment on and friending her journal, she answered some questions about writing for TV and being a published author. She revealed that she wrote two of the Quantum Leap tie-in novels. And thus this idea was spawned. I feel a little like I’m putting my head in the lion’s mouth—only because she knows the QL-verse much better than I! I’ve spent the last few months surfing QL sites, trying to jumpstart my memories of the show, and borrowing my mother’s Season 1 DVD set (Season One feels way short!). At the time I thought it would be easy to get this written before her birthday; boy, did I underestimate the rate of plot bunny attack in this fandom! Also other commitments, getting into a show…etc. But here it is, and it’s dedicated to Carol.
Crossover Note: As with most of my crossovers, if you are minimally familiar with either fandom, you will be able to enjoy the fic without needing too much knowledge of the other fandom used herein.
Researcher’s Note: The July 11 eclipse, Minnewaukan, Devil’s Lake, the reservation, the drainage project, and the National Guard training facility are all real. The MotW is not. I don’t speak Lakota; I cobbled together some vocabulary found online to create the name of the creature.
Disclaimer: Quantum Leap was created by Don Bellisario and is owned by NBC TV. Supernatural was created by Eric Kripke and is owned by WB / CWTV. I was created by a rare act of silliness on my parents’ part and am (entirely) owned by my obsessions.

Chapter Three

Leapin' Lizards, Chapter Four )


Hope you have a great day, Carol!
gwendolyngrace: (Adorable Dean)
Title: Leapin’ Lizards (3/4)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace ([livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace)
Rating: PG
Characters: Sam Winchester (age 8), Dean Winchester (age 12), Dr. Sam Beckett, Adm. Al Calavicci, OFC.
Pairings: None
Genre: Gen (Quantum Leap / Supernatural Crossover)
Wordcount: 18,560 give or take
Summary: Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966! This is set sometime within the first year or so of Project Quantum Leap (because the first season of QL is the only one I have on DVD currently!). The Leap Date is July 8, 1991. Dr. Sam Beckett Leaps in to save a life, which is not unusual…what’s unusual is that he’s saving it from an angry spirit.
Author’s Notes: About a month after venturing hardcore into the SPN fandom, I got to reading some fics by [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966. I have tremendous respect for her interpretations, and shortly after beginning to comment on and friending her journal, she answered some questions about writing for TV and being a published author. She revealed that she wrote two of the Quantum Leap tie-in novels. And thus this idea was spawned. I feel a little like I’m putting my head in the lion’s mouth—only because she knows the QL-verse much better than I! I’ve spent the last few months surfing QL sites, trying to jumpstart my memories of the show, and borrowing my mother’s Season 1 DVD set (Season One feels way short!). At the time I thought it would be easy to get this written before her birthday; boy, did I underestimate the rate of plot bunny attack in this fandom! Also other commitments, getting into a show…etc. But here it is, and it’s dedicated to Carol.
Crossover Note: As with most of my crossovers, if you are minimally familiar with either fandom, you will be able to enjoy the fic without needing too much knowledge of the other fandom used herein.
Researcher’s Note: The July 11 eclipse, Minnewaukan, Devil’s Lake, the reservation, the drainage project, and the National Guard training facility are all real. The MotW is not. I don’t speak Lakota; I cobbled together some vocabulary found online to create the name of the creature.
Disclaimer: Quantum Leap was created by Don Bellisario and is owned by NBC TV. Supernatural was created by Eric Kripke and is owned by WB / CWTV. I was created by a rare act of silliness on my parents’ part and am (entirely) owned by my obsessions.

Chapter Two

Leapin' Lizards, Chapter Three )

Go on to Chapter Four
gwendolyngrace: (Sammy's Ode to Dean)
Title: Leapin’ Lizards (2/4)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace ([livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace)
Rating: PG
Characters: Sam Winchester (age 8), Dean Winchester (age 12), Dr. Sam Beckett, Adm. Al Calavicci, OFC.
Pairings: None
Genre: Gen (Quantum Leap / Supernatural Crossover)
Wordcount: 18,560 give or take
Summary: Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966! This is set sometime within the first year or so of Project Quantum Leap (because the first season of QL is the only one I have on DVD currently!). The Leap Date is July 8, 1991. Dr. Sam Beckett Leaps in to save a life, which is not unusual…what’s unusual is that he’s saving it from an angry spirit.
Author’s Notes: About a month after venturing hardcore into the SPN fandom, I got to reading some fics by [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966. I have tremendous respect for her interpretations, and shortly after beginning to comment on and friending her journal, she answered some questions about writing for TV and being a published author. She revealed that she wrote two of the Quantum Leap tie-in novels. And thus this idea was spawned. I feel a little like I’m putting my head in the lion’s mouth—only because she knows the QL-verse much better than I! I’ve spent the last few months surfing QL sites, trying to jumpstart my memories of the show, and borrowing my mother’s Season 1 DVD set (Season One feels way short!). At the time I thought it would be easy to get this written before her birthday; boy, did I underestimate the rate of plot bunny attack in this fandom! Also other commitments, getting into a show…etc. But here it is, and it’s dedicated to Carol.
Crossover Note: As with most of my crossovers, if you are minimally familiar with either fandom, you will be able to enjoy the fic without needing too much knowledge of the other fandom used herein.
Researcher’s Note: The July 11 eclipse, Minnewaukan, Devil’s Lake, the reservation, the drainage project, and the National Guard training facility are all real. The MotW is not. I don’t speak Lakota; I cobbled together some vocabulary found online to create the name of the creature.
Disclaimer: Quantum Leap was created by Don Bellisario and is owned by NBC TV. Supernatural was created by Eric Kripke and is owned by WB / CWTV. I was created by a rare act of silliness on my parents’ part and am (entirely) owned by my obsessions.

Chapter One

Leapin' Lizards, Chapter Two )

Go on to Chapter Three
gwendolyngrace: (Awesome!)
Title: Leapin’ Lizards (1/4)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace ([livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace)
Rating: PG
Characters: Sam Winchester (age 8), Dean Winchester (age 12), Dr. Sam Beckett, Adm. Al Calavicci, OFC.
Pairings: None
Genre: Gen (Quantum Leap / Supernatural Crossover)
Wordcount: 18,560 give or take
Summary: Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966! This is set sometime within the first year or so of Project Quantum Leap (because the first season of QL is the only one I have on DVD currently!). The Leap Date is July 8, 1991. Dr. Sam Beckett Leaps in to save a life, which is not unusual…what’s unusual is that he’s saving it from an angry spirit.
Author’s Notes: About a month after venturing hardcore into the SPN fandom, I got to reading some fics by [livejournal.com profile] ficwriter1966. I have tremendous respect for her interpretations, and shortly after beginning to comment on and friending her journal, she answered some questions about writing for TV and being a published author. She revealed that she wrote two of the Quantum Leap tie-in novels. And thus this idea was spawned. I feel a little like I’m putting my head in the lion’s mouth—only because she knows the QL-verse much better than I! I’ve spent the last few months surfing QL sites, trying to jumpstart my memories of the show, and borrowing my mother’s Season 1 DVD set (Season One feels way short!). At the time I thought it would be easy to get this written before her birthday; boy, did I underestimate the rate of plot bunny attack in this fandom! Also other commitments, getting into a show…etc. But here it is, and it’s dedicated to Carol.
Crossover Note: As with most of my crossovers, if you are minimally familiar with either fandom, you will be able to enjoy the fic without needing too much knowledge of the other fandom used herein.
Researcher’s Note: The July 11 eclipse, Minnewaukan, Devil’s Lake, the reservation, the drainage project, and the National Guard training facility are all real. The MotW is not. I don’t speak Lakota; I cobbled together some vocabulary found online to create the name of the creature.
Disclaimer: Quantum Leap was created by Don Bellisario and is owned by NBC TV. Supernatural was created by Eric Kripke and is owned by WB / CWTV. I was created by a rare act of silliness on my parents’ part and am (entirely) owned by my obsessions.

Leapin' Lizards, Chapter One )

Go on to Chapter Two
gwendolyngrace: (Nyaubaby Dean&Sam)
Title: Pass the Pork-Barrel Salt (1/1)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace and [livejournal.com profile] etakyma
Rating: PG
Genre: Gen, humour, Supernatural / West Wing crossover
Characters: Sam & Dean Winchester, Josh Lyman, Donna Moss, C.J. Cregg, other minor appearances from "West Wing"
Summary: Finally, a fic that answers the question that has plagued fen for at least two years: Where do they get all that salt?
Wordcount: just under 5,000
Spoilers: Set sometime post AHBL2, but playing holy hell with the West Wing timeline and set sometime during Season 2 in that. Note for non-West Wing viewers: There is a minor spoiler for the end of Season 1.
Disclaimers: “The West Wing” was created by Aaron Sorkin and belongs to NBC. “Supernatural” was created by Eric Kripke and belongs to WB / CW. Smooshing them together happened because I’m a sick, sick woman (as Etakyma will attest).
Author’s notes: This is crack. It’s been written for a while but we finally heard back from our beta, [livejournal.com profile] heidi8, who said go for it. Oh, and I swear to god the jumpsuit line was already in there before I ever saw "Roadkill." No, really.
Note for non-Supernatural watchers: You don't really need to know anything about "Supernatural" to enjoy this. You'll be just like Josh Lyman. ;^D
Note for non-West Wing Watchers: All you need to know about “The West Wing” (to read this fic) is this: Cut for Folks Who Already Know This )


Pass the Pork-Barrel Salt )
gwendolyngrace: (Kitty)
Title: Men of Good Fortune
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace
Rating: G
Genre: Gen
Characters: John, Dean
Summary: John reflects on how Dean came to be a living Hoover. Set pre-series, while Sam is at Stanford, with a flashback to wee!Dean.
Wordcount: 554
Author's Notes: The idea for this came to me while I was waiting in an airport recently and had to get dinner there. Wrote it longhand on the plane that evening, and decided it needed no larger context, which is odd, because usually my stuff is longer. However, this is just a little scene out of their lives. Thanks as always to betas [livejournal.com profile] relli86 and my own beloved [livejournal.com profile] etakyma who pointed out the things that needed clarification. For those of you who can't read my mind.
Disclaimer: Words = Mine. Characters = Theirs.

Watching Dean attack his plate, it was hard to believe he had started out a picky eater. )
gwendolyngrace: (PA!Dean by Sheepy_Hollow)
Title: Levels of Achievement (1/1)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace
Rating: PG
Genre: Gen
Summary: Dean Winchester vs. the SATs. First he has to take them, and then he has to face the consequences.

Read the fic at my Wee_Chesters Community.
gwendolyngrace: (PA!Dean by Sheepy_Hollow)
I just finished, and posted, a 26,000-word teen!Chester fic for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_boc challenge.

I'm insanely proud of it. Please go read!

It's a Sandman crossover, but you do not need to know anything about Sandman to enjoy it.

A few of the facts:

Title: Harvester of Eyes (6 chapters, complete - internally linked)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace
Rating: PG-13 for mature situations, language, violence.
Category: Gen
Wordcount: 26,000 (4,100ish per chapter)
Spoilers: Pre-series for Supernatural, post-series for Sandman (so spoilers there) You don't need to be familiar with Sandman!
Summary: Supernatural / Sandman crossover. John gets wind of a hunt that he doesn’t want the boys anywhere near. But taking them far from danger actually puts them in its path, when they stumble into an open doorway to the Dreaming.

Harvester of Eyes, Prologue & Chapter 1: John didn't deal in serial killers, as a rule....
gwendolyngrace: (KlingonSnape)
Or else I'm gonna have to write it myself.

I'm looking for Fred&George Weasley fic, preferably focusing on their early time at Hogwarts, featuring interaction with Snape in Potions. I am specifically looking for something that treats the subject of their interaction with him...seriously, if you know what I mean. Not something that some 13-year-old wrote while hyped out on sugar and caffeine. And preferably *not* actually teh smut, or even shippy.

There are a fair few fics about how they came to possess the Marauders' Map, but I'm looking for something more general than that.

Any ideas, oh, flist?
gwendolyngrace: (KlingonSnape)
A while back I posted in my LJ with the first three of what have turned out to be a series of thirty little vignettes on Snape. They are all drabbles or double-drabbles (i.e., exactly 100 or 200 words each) and they are my take on the new, canonical Snape we're given in HBP. (SPOILERS for HBP, of course.)

I'm pretty happy with how they came out. The challenge was fun in and of itself, to tell the beginning of his story in drabbles. I have a sneaking suspicion this Snape has more to say, but I want to leave him here for now.

Anyway, enjoy.

Title: Snapeshots
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace
Rating: PG to PG-13
Spoilers: All books
Category: Genfic
Wordcount: 4100
Summary: Portraits of the Death Eater as a young man.
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement is intended. Characters belong to JK Rowling.
Archive: Please ask, but generally yes.
Feedback: is my drug of choice.

Snapeshots )

Various...

Aug. 8th, 2005 01:39 pm
gwendolyngrace: (KlingonSnape)
Wah, Peter Jennings!

Truly a loss for television journalism.


Okay, thanks to both of you who gave me feedback about the whole AU question. But of course, just as I was bravely going to go ahead and post, I was bitten by a drabble bunny for a canonical Snape story. (See, my brain's been working overtime to figure this whole thing out, and that's what I get for it.)

Here's a taste:

Snapeshots I )

Snapeshots II )

Snapeshots III )


I'm up to about 13 or 14 at home. And yes, these are all either drabbles or double-drabbles. I'm going to see how far I can get with this style. Anyone have suggestions for drabble communities where I can post this? String enough of them together and I can even put it on FictionAlley.

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