gwendolyngrace: (Ascendio)
I decided it was high time to organize my literary contributions to LJ a little better. This is just the SPN stuff for now; at some point I will include all the other fic, including HP and assorted other fandoms. These are in mostly chronological order, except for a hodgepodge post at the end. Some have been posted here; others in specific comms; others at my [livejournal.com profile] wee_chesters community.

Unless specifically noted, all my stuff in Supernatural is pretty much Gen and not rated higher than R. I have nothing against Wincest, but haven't written any (so far). None of the crossovers require knowledge of the crossed material.

Posted Supernatural Fiction:

Wouldn't It Be Nice? (1/1) John/Mary - HET NC-17
1976 - John can't wait until they can stop sneaking around.

Contract to Expand (1/1)
1983 - Mary’s on medical bed-rest; Dean’s been sick and can’t sleep; and John would give anything to be able to lie down.

Are We There Yet? (1/1)
1984 – John Winchester? Meet Jim Murphy.

First Family (1/1)
1984 – John and Dean straighten out the division of labor on the road.

A Good Visit (1/1)
1985 – Sometimes even stuffed animals know where they belong. John drops the boys off with Pastor Jim hastily and Sam forgets to grab…Bunny.

Training Wheels (1/1)
January 24, 1986 – Dean’s first driving lesson.

Sam Winchester: Big Brother (1/1)
June 1986 - John’s first thought when Dean told him Sam had an imaginary friend was, That’s nice. But his second thought was…Oh, Christ, I hope it really is just imaginary.

Sometimes a Day Goes By (1/1)
1988 – Dean had told Sam that Dad had issued a gag order about Mom…. But as with so much that Dean told Sam about their family, it was a lie.

Fifty Percent
1989 / 2007: See below for description

Trost und Freude (Seventeen Chapters, Completed: 75,000 words)
1990 – John goes undercover to look into a series of accidents at the local mall. Meanwhile, Dean and Sam respond to Christmas-season festivities at school with unexpected results.

Mother's Day (1/1)
1990? 1991? - Dean thinks John has a concussion. He doesn't. Supernatural Fanfiction Awards Featured Story (June 2008)

Leapin’ Lizards (Four Chapters, Completed: 18,500 words)
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. Quantum Leap crossover

Soup (1/1)
1991 – A 12-year-old Dean plays nurse for an 8-year-old Sammy with a cold.

Guns & Ammo (1/1)
1992 – Sam and Dean discuss the proper filing system for weapons, who's to blame for Dad's injury, and why Sam is a bitch.

Harvester of Eyes (Six Chapters, Completed: 26,000 words)
1994 – 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. Sandman crossover.

Rescue Me (1/1)
1995 – Sam accepts an invitation to a birthday party, only to learn it’s really not what he was expecting. Dean to the rescue! Or not quite….

Levels of Achievement (1/1)
1994 / 1996 – Dean Winchester vs. the SATs. First he has to take them, and then he has to face the consequences.

A Loaded God Complex (Summergen)
A Loaded God Complex (personal journal) (Posted in Three Parts, Completed: 21,945 words)
1996 - The demon-worshipping cult that John has been tracking chooses Sam’s Middle School as their target. But John doesn’t know that there’s already another investigator on the case. Medium crossover (but pre-series, so not necessary to know anything about Medium). Written for [livejournal.com profile] dodger_winslow as part of the 2008 [livejournal.com profile] spn_summergen exchange.

Men of Good Fortune (1/1)
2002 / 1985 – 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.

The Children's Hour (1/1)
Seasons 1-2ish - Sam and Dean investigate a haunting in a preschool class.

Fifty Percent (Five Chapters in six posts, with art by [livejournal.com profile] sazzlette. Completed, 46,450 words)
In 2007, while cleaning out John’s storage locker, Sam finds an envelope from his father addressed to someone from their past. Dean objects, but Sam finds a hunt in the area. In 1989, shortly after the shtriga hunt, the Winchesters settle in small-town Ohio while John figures out whether or not he can keep hunting.

Pass the Pork-Barrel Salt (1/1)
2007 ish… - Where do they get all that salt? West Wing crossover, collaboration with [livejournal.com profile] etakyma

Five Times...Dean Didn't Do What Was Asked of Him (1/1)
1988; 1992; 1995; 2007; 2008

Five Times…Dean Didn’t Get There in the Impala (1/1)
1989; 1991; 1994; 2006; 2008

Assorted "Fic-or-Treat" Flopsies and three "First Line" Drabbles
1999; 2007; 1995; 2003; 1988; 1993; 2006; 1984

Crossed Wires (1/1)
Scott Carey, Layla Rourke, rock salt - A flopsy for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_thur_nights challenge.

That's it so far, but there's lots more in the wings....
gwendolyngrace: (Blood)
Hey, SPN peeps!

Y'all probably know this already because I am the worst LJ blogger on the planet and I don't keep up with, well, anything, anymore.

But for those who are not familiar, Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads Harry Potter, several years ago branched out into his own network of fan-related things:

Mark Does Stuff (Tumblr)
Mark Reads
Mark Watches

And he is about to start Watching Supernatural - TODAY. (He is also in the middle of Season 4 of The West Wing and it's delightful to see.)


If you are not familiar with his methods, he picks series (written or visual) and reads one chapter / watches one episode at a time, and then blogs his reviews, reactions, and experiences. The BIGGEST rule of following Mark is: DO NOT SPOIL. His whole process is a meta-examination of the experience of experiencing a book or tv series for the first time, with NO outside information.

Y'all should check him out and support! His first SPN review should be up by the end of the day today.
gwendolyngrace: (In Fanfic...)
This has been a rather intense week. And no, I'm not cutting it. So there.

A short while ago, I offered to record a bunch of audio narration files for a pervasive game that [livejournal.com profile] flourish and a friend of hers were working on, called Civilite. The narratives took several locations around the MIT campus and transformed them into 19th-C. Parisian locations. It was so cool-sounding that I asked if I could play in the play-test.

And I did.

But it came on perhaps the busiest week I've had since I've been back after Christmas. Arisia was last weekend - convenient, in one sense, as it was just up the street from MIT, but also resulting in much walking and many late nights. Then this week, I had rehearsals every night, including two for the Weston gala performance last night, plus the gala itself, and plus there was voting this week (which did, like, no good, of course), and a few other miscellaneous errands (groceries, etc.).

On the upside, I did a LOT of walking this week, so it was good for me to get out and be active.

On the downside, it sapped a lot of energy.

I didn't suck at the game, but it was hard to not have easy access to the campus at all hours, as some of the other players did. I at least managed my planned double-cross expertly, though it's interesting that the character's post-game story included some negative consequences, though the character still survived and managed to escape to a less illustrious existence. That's not so surprising, though, considering some of the goals of the research study component of the play-test. Ethical choices and pressures, indeed. I am not really all that burdened with those. ;^D


I also did really well all week with the dieting - mostly because I was out and didn't spend money on any food while I was out, and didn't have time for anything more than micromeals before going out again - and then of course, this weekend. Blown. Spent a lot of money going out with the cast of the gala, too, but well, that was social, at least. Must get back out of the habit of drinking, as it more than doubles the bill. Diet Coke is just fine without that shot of Jack in. I don't need a margarita, either. (Although I *WAS* good Friday and had a salad instead of dessert, but Saturday we had cheesecake and brownies and I split chicken fingers with another cast member. Today? Leftover cake, sigh. Cheese and crackers for dinner. then a piece of cheescake for dessert. Must resist the tray of goodies leftover from the show!)

(There's a fun story about Victoria's Secret in here, too. I tried to find a better undergarment for my dress, being nearly backless. And Amy and I took one look at VS's "solution" and proceeded to construct one... for about $2.25 in materials and five minutes' sewing, instead of the $50 it would have cost for a bra and this little halter thing! Yeah.)


I had to make a mad dash to rehearsal tonight. For the second time since we started! Oy. I swear I read the schedule, but all I saw for tonight was "Russians and Bottle dancers." I didn't see the "Work Scenes 1-6 with principals" that was written *ABOVE* "Russians and Bottle Dancers". Oops. Luckily I screamed out there and made it in about 20 minutes. Narg.


But I got some interesting news today, too. Two of my SPN stories have been nominated for "No Rest for the Wicked" awards. I'm not sure what that is, but there are some cool folks nominated in various categories, like [livejournal.com profile] musesfool and [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge so I guess I'm in good company. The fics are Sometimes a Day Goes By for angst and The Children's Hour for best gen. And that's really interesting, because a. they're both older stories, and b. I don't even think TCH is my best gen fic. I don't know if there's a word limit, though, and most of my better stuff is longer.

I also don't know what I'm supposed to do, other than respond to "accept" the nomination. I'm a little new at this, getting recognized for writing, that is. It doesn't happen often.


Alternity continues to be awesome, if a little slowish. I know that events will pick up soon, though, so keep reading it, if you are! (And if you are, let us know? What do you think of how we're doing? We'll keep going, but a little feedback does help on occasion....)



Job search is nowhere. It's hard to stay motivated. I have callbacks for "The Final Battle" to prep this week (due the 30th!) and I dunno. Other stuff.

I guess that's pretty much the state of the Gwen right now.
gwendolyngrace: (Embarrassed)
I had to start this even before the show ended because WOW. PAINFUL.

Luckily there's also nothing (okay, well, ONE thing) that one needs this show for to maintain canon continuity. (And that was slipped into the very last scene, so:)

Spoilers )

Yeah, I need to scrub my brain. I don't think I'll bother to download this one.
gwendolyngrace: (AzkatrazSlyth)
Okay, so this week was absolutely CRAZY-busy. I logged 52.5 hours at work, including 12.5 in a single day, trying to finish all my chores before going to the ball, er, conference.

No IMAX for the movie (boo) but we have tickets (yay) for the rest.

[livejournal.com profile] rani23, you'll be happy to know that the ticket you can't use is already claimed by a staff member who needed one.

I've been to the bank, I paid my bills, I've done my laundry (except for ONE SOCK that was hiding until the load was done)... I'm 80% packed, though I suspect one bag is too heavy and may need some rearranging. Luckily, there is presently a lot of room in the other checked bag. Huzzah! I forced myself to sit down and think through what - exactly - I'll wear each day, which allowed me to cut back significantly on the "oh, I might want this" over-packing.

Astonishingly, I will definitely not need my rollerboard carry-on. (I also mailed a box of stuff Priority - 6 lbs. of stuff, in fact - and although it was expensive, it was less than the overweight charges would have been on the luggage.)

Today I have a hair appointment, then I'll go in to work to do a few things more easily accomplished without anyone around, and then I'll hit Target for the last few items I need. Apparently I lost my travel toothbrush on the Midrealm trip (and the toothbrush *cover*, which annoys me more than the toothbrush itself).

I also was apparently not SMRT about where I put the BART card from last time. Hey, I wonder if I made a note to myself in my LJ? Nah, I'm probably not that SMRT. But it wasn't in the three or four places I would have put it had I been wise. Oh, well.


Palm Pre update: I need to spend a little more quality time with the manual to better understand my notification and sound options. Missed a few phone calls yesterday because the phone was in the bedroom on the charger and I didn't hear it ring. But I also don't want noise overnight when I'm trying to sleep. Difficult to balance. Still, the apps are win, and while it's still not a perfect phone, I'm definitely feeling the love. (I discovered two new things about the actual voice phone features yesterday. Surprise!)


I'm pretty much down to my last nerve, but I'll fix that before the conference starts. I've put in a reservation for the cab for Tuesday morning (6:25 ACK), and will take out the trash and recycling Monday night even though pickup isn't until Thursday. I've got meals in the house to get me through the next couple days.

Three more episodes of SPN to watch to get through the 4th season. (Yes, I just watched Jump the Shark. Yes, I have thoughts, but no time to really express them.)

Still need to pack carry-ons and chargers and all the tech....


Sheesh. Final details galore!

(Oh, and was anyone reading [livejournal.com profile] hpalternity last night? Alice had the baby! SO MUCH FUN!)
gwendolyngrace: (Bobby)
Just heard from Ben Bova books. The "In the Hunt" book is coming out very soon. Our copies went in the mail (yay) and they've launched a website for it... with the essays reprinted from supernatural.tv:

http://www.smartpopbooks.com/supernatural/essays.html

Heh. Yup, that's me in that third slot there.

I guess I should catch up on this season, huh?

Top Chef

Nov. 26th, 2008 11:21 pm
gwendolyngrace: (Default)
I was talking to Joel during the beginning of the episode at 10, so I was really confused as to why they were at the Blue Cross arena and shopping at Hegedorn.

Because they filmed in Rochester!

This is weird. I'm trying to figure out where in town they are, what buildings can be seen in the backgrounds. I want to watch this episode again when I'm not doing 15 things.


Oh, and in other news: SPN 4x07? Man. Okay, I guess they're doing it about as well as they can, for going that way. I have to say that I feel a little sorry for Sam: meeting the thing and getting the shine rubbed off so quickly. But Uriel? I like him. And true to his namesake.

Heh.

My Thanksgiving plan is to cook stuffing, chicken, green bean casserole, microwave candied yams, and have pumpkin pie. I do not plan to change out of my PJ's until Friday morning when I go to work for a short day. So there.

And Amy, we're set for Sunday.
gwendolyngrace: (Default)
I just watched 4x05 (monster movie) and just about choked laughing.

Oh, SHOW.

(Still haven't seen 6, 7, and 8, so I'll be skipping 9 and d/l-ing it for later.)
gwendolyngrace: (GangstaWabbit)
But I want to know first when I can have my 28 hour days, so that I can get more done?

Okay. So y'know what I just did? I just registered for AZKATRAZ. Yeah, I know, right? I'm running the event and I hadn't registered. But here's the thing: I know I want the full smear - Merlin Circle with the Master's in Potter Administration (even if it's unlikely I'll be able to leave the hotel) and all the bells and whistles. I don't think I'm taking the bus to Comic-Con, but that's only because I don't think I'll be able to leave first-thing Wednesday morning.

But I know that's a lot of money. Especially right now, when I've got a bunch of charges on my cards from all the umpty-million trips I've been taking, and I paid for the groups' San Francisco tour and Alcatraz trips on my credit card (and everyone else paid me cash)... so I'm looking at my bills this month and going 0_o.

But the movie tickets are selling very quickly. Azkatraz has already got just under 200 registrants and it seems like *everyone* who registers is buying the maximum 2 movie tickets they are allowed to buy.

So here's what I did: I registered for a one-day registration, so that I could get my tickets. (Yes, [livejournal.com profile] rani23, I got one for you!) That way, later, when my bills are paid up a bit better, I can upgrade to the whole enchilada. The Merlin Circle price doesn't change, so it's not like I'm going to miss a deadline.

Anyone else in the same boat? Use the same strategy! Register NOW for a one-day registration and then upgrade later and pay the difference. It's like an installment plan ... only not.

Actually, it could be an installment plan if you go back in a month and add something else, like another one-day, or the MPA, or whatever, and then the next month go up to the full deal.


So that was one thing.

Also on the Azkatraz front, COSTUMERS! The deadline for submitting fashion show designs is NOVEMBER 15th! That's next Saturday. We need submissions! This is a fabulous idea and it's gonna be a really cool part of the conference, but only if people actually put in their ideas - just like programming, we can't build it if y'all don't contribute! Put on your thinking caps about what wizarding fashion looked like through history and bring your designs to be modeled on the runway at the Prison Break Ball! Contact fashionpageant@hp2009.org with questions or to submit a design.


What's next?

OBAMA, baby. THANK EFFING GOODNESS. I might not have to move to Canada. Not that there's anything wrong with Canada!


I think that's really all there is to say about that.


Work: Still a maniac and have to go in a few minutes to do some of that.


Theatre: Show going much better. Director doesn't need me when she's doing scene work, so yay, not as much rehearsal. Which means I actually had time to go to the grocery store Monday, vote yesterday, and I'll be able to pack tonight and tomorrow so that I'm ready to leave for Cooks and Bards WAY early Friday morning. Have an audition on Wednesday the 12th so PLEASE y'all, if you're at the event, keep me from blowing out my voice. KTHX.


Sidekick: Woe. The trackball died. Have impersonated Heidi to add myself to the account and then dealt with them. Replacement on its way but probably not until early next week. Feh. Miss not being able to check up on things during the commute and while out and about doing worky things.



Supernatural: I'm the lamest of the lame. I've seen up through 4x04, but no, I haven't seen "Monster Movie" and no, I haven't seen Jensen singing, but yes, I know what he sings and yes, I'll get there. I will not be caught up by tomorrow night, either, so I'll have to download 8 and add it to my pile. I will catch up eventually, seriously. On the plus side, I got one of the prompts from my [livejournal.com profile] wee_chesters community (I offered prompts to members # 199, 200, and 201) and I'm actually working on that. So writing fic again, yay!


Alternity: Still awesome. I have to restrain myself from posting and instead getting work done and things like that.


Okay. I think that's it.

Hm.

Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:49 pm
gwendolyngrace: (bela)
[livejournal.com profile] etakyma and I disagree.

She likes where the season is going, likes the direction it took, etc.

I feel like they are about to pull out the waterskis any minute.

My  )

But oh, the Jossing!

I was totally prepared to be Jossed. I just wish they had not been so TV-pat about everything. It's too neat. Too wrapped in bows. I don't trust it.

Okay, I'm off to Crown Tourney tomorrow. Week 3 of my 5 weekends in a row.
gwendolyngrace: (Teen!Chesters)
Title: A Loaded God Complex
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] dodger_winslow
Rating: R
Author’s Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] erinrua for the gun-fu advice and general beta of awesome, as well as my regular beta [livejournal.com profile] etakyma, who is made of win. Crenshaw Middle School is fictional; loosely based on Willis Jr. High School. Title is from Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” – yeah, yeah, I know. But I’m familiar with the a capella version.
Summary: The demon-worshipping cult that John has been tracking chooses Sam’s Middle School as their target. But John doesn’t know that there’s already another investigator on the case. Medium crossover (but pre-series, so not necessary to know anything about Medium).
Genre: Gen
Characters: Dean, Sam, John, Lee Scanlon (Medium), multiple OC’s
Wordcount: 21,940
Disclaimer: Soooo not mine. Dammit.



Cock It and Pull It )

Continued in Part Two....
Concluded in Part Three
gwendolyngrace: (Default)
The authors for the Summergen have been revealed, so I can legitimately claim that I wrote:

A Loaded God Complex

For [livejournal.com profile] dodger_winslow.

And she even liked it.

So did many others of you, so thanks for reviewing!

But if you haven't read it yet, now you can!

And the wonderful, sweet little casefile that was written for me was by [livejournal.com profile] nativestar! Thanks again, sweetheart!
gwendolyngrace: (Dean can Add)
The anonymous fic written in response to my prompt (Smart!Dean gets work as a middle school tutor, but doesn't want Sam to know. Unfortunately, the kid he's tutoring turns out to be involved (as a bystander, victim, or Other) in the middle of the Winchesters' current hunt....) is up at summergen!

It's a good little yarn, and [livejournal.com profile] grouchyoldcoot, he's tutoring the kid in PHYSICS!

Read the fic over here.

And now I really have to go to bed. Thanks to this new project I now have 8:00 AM meetings on Wednesdays, Thursdays, *and* Fridays.

Bleh.
gwendolyngrace: (SadDean)
[Poll #1229198]


"Stop lookin' at me like that."
gwendolyngrace: (PapaWin)
Can't sleep, and this fic popped into my head, so Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] erinrua!

Hope your day is happier than this wee bit of angst.

ETA: Supernatural Fanfiction Awards Featured Story (June 2008)

Title: Mother's Day
Rating: PG
Genre: Gen
Characters: John, wee!Dean
Mother's Day )
gwendolyngrace: (Danger Robin Hood)
So, watched AEon Flux, courtesy of Netflix.

I vaguely remember the MTV cartoon, but didn't really follow it.

The movie was utterly unmemorable, apart from what one expected: Charlize Theron in a lot of catsuits, rather pointless action sequences with (at the time) really cutting-edge SFX.

But there was one surprise: Freya was played by Caroline Chikezie, better known to us SPN folks as Tamara in Mag7. (And yes, my mutant powers enabled me to recognize her the moment she appeared onscreen. I tell you, I should be a casting agent.)

Not worth watching it again just for that, mind you. But an interesting note.
gwendolyngrace: (Default)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] musesfool!

I haven't quite missed it.

The Children's Hour
For: Musesfool
Wordcount: about 2,350
Rating: PG
Genre: Gen, set sometime Seasons 1-2ish

I wrote this a while ago, and she's seen this, but Happy Birthday - I'm posting!
This was a plot bunny of hers and it attacked me.

The Children's Hour )

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