For Self-Rec Saturday, I shall talk about one of my gishwhes items! This, to me, was one of the more hilariously worded items this year:

The item was: "It’s a well-known fact that Pablo Picasso was a huge “Supernatural” fan. He painted portraits of Mark Sheppard, Jensen Ackles, Ruth Connell, Sam Smith, Richard Speight Jr., Matt Cohen, Jared Padalecki, Andrew Dabb, Rob Benedict, Misha Collins, Bob Singer, and many of the other cast and crew members. Sadly, until now, these great works have been lost to the world. Fortunately, your team has unearthed one of these priceless works."

Here's what I did for it:



My mom had a couple of Picassos on the wall when I was growing up. She claimed to like 'em, but tell you the truth, I've never been a fan. Still, it was something I've been exposed to all my life, and I was eager to explore his work and style a bit more.

I felt from the beginning that I would be painting Rob, and sure enough, a good pic of him came up on the Google, and that's what I ended up using. I did a lot of painting this year! Next time I'll show you my Bob Ross time-lapse painting.

Man, I love all the art projects gishwhes makes you do. Somewhere deep inside me, I secretly always wanted to try to paint like Picasso, just to try to figure out what was going on in the brain of the guy whose works haunted me as a kid, and to see if my childhood suspicion that with his big-color-block portraits he was just tired of working so hard to make grown-up art and wanted to see if he could make it easy and fun like when you're coloring as a kid (CONFIRMED), and as usual, gishwhes read these buried desires and interests and talked me into actually fulfilling them. Thanks, Misha! I LOVE YOU. (No, seriously, I love you.)
Trying to talk about David Bowie is one of those things where there's so much to say, I'll probably end up saying nothing at all. Or so I imagined, but here I keep making posts. Here's a fun one, a short video of Ricky Gervais talking about being pen pals with Bowie:



Well, and hey, if we're talking about Bowie writing wonderful letters, then I should include this, as well.
Title: Faithfully
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Recipient and Artist: [livejournal.com profile] mamapranayama
Fandoms: SPN/Psych crossover
Rating: PG for a teeny bit of language
Genre: gen, humor, resolution fic, case!fic (kinda), brother feels
Characters: Dean, Sam, Shawn, Gus, Lassiter, mention of Cain's bees
Word Count: ~3,400
Summary: Sam and Dean follow a lead on a possible werewolf case in Santa Barbara, where no one seems to be who they say they are at the local police department, especially that Shawn Spencer guy claiming to be a psychic ....

Written for the 3rd annual Spring Fic Exchange over at [livejournal.com profile] spn_bigpretzel. With fantastic art from [livejournal.com profile] mamapranayama!

Notes:

- Feel free to read even if you aren't familiar with Psych; I don't think it'll infringe on your enjoyment of the fic.

- Setting: late S9 for SPN (so I could have a little fun with Lassiter/Cain), early S2 for Psych (because that's all I've seen of Psych so far!).

- Setting a SPN fic in the latter half of S9 inevitably brings up Sam and Dean's relationship issues--I couldn't avoid addressing them, but a lighthearted fic also gave me an opportunity to handle them in a way that left me feeling happy--hopefully it'll do the same for you!

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Title: Position of Authority
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: R
Pairing: Dean/Cas
Characters: Dean, Cas, Sam
Genre: romance, angst
Word Count: 10,300
Summary: College professor Dean tries to convince himself his tender feelings for his student Cas are only as teacher and mentor, especially when he finds out Cas comes from a sheltered Amish background. But Sam's ornery machinations to get them together have more results than he even intended.

This was written as a pinch hit for spn_reversebang for remivel's prompt. Here is the link to her art masterpost. This is truly a collaborative effort, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] remivel's great art and prompt, and also due to the contributions [livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda made, not only betaing but also helping me write the latter half. (If it weren't for her, I doubt Dean and Cas would ever have made it to the bedroom, since porn is not my forte!) They deserve at least as much credit for this fic as I do. Hope you enjoy!

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Day 10


In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.



I was struggling with depression, or really more some heavy emotional weight, the last week and some, so I got behind on everything, and plainly, WAY behind on the Snowflake Challenge, but I still think it's a really cool thing, so I'll try to complete it now.

1. Well, I suppose the best gift I ever received was the literary analysis of my fic "Angels at the Door" that [livejournal.com profile] kalliel did for me. I know it's not most people's thing, but man, if you ever felt like doing such a thing about one of my fics, I would be over the moon.

2. Likewise, any art you might feel inspired to make for any of my fics. I have yet to have art for any of my fics (though that will change with the RBB--still, the fic is a collaboration, so it still won't feel exactly like it's for one of my fics), so that would be tremendously exciting for me.

3. Some really arty SPN icons would be awesome!
I'm behind again on the Snowflake Challenge, but that's because Day 6 coincided so perfectly with something I really wanted to post about anyway that I decided to combine them. So this post will respond to Day 6 and will also introduce an idea for a project I want to launch that I was hoping some of you would be willing to participate in. The big vision is ambitious and ephemeral, but the beginning stage is what we do all the time here: I would simply love if you would be willing to write a fic or contribute some other type of artwork.

To explain ...



Day Six


In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul.



It inspired me profoundly when I was 15, and again now. )
... in the form of a challenge I'm hoping some of you will be interested in .... )All we have to do to start is write a few stories, and then later, maybe a few more, and see what happens. Regardless, we'll have had fun participating in an original project and inspiring each other's stories. Maybe this will just end up being an event at the Bunker, but I'll probably create a new community for it if enough people want to participate. I'm really hoping some of you will! Timeline-wise, the first round of fics (at least a thousand words, I'm thinking) would be due mid-April.

So my first question for you all as I work on creating a shared world for this project is: If you could make a perfect world, what would be different from this one? (Nothing about elves or magic; this has to be completely different from Bordertown, although I think two different kinds of worlds colliding would be one cool possibility ...)

If you have any ideas for a shared world, I would love love love to hear them. I hope some of you want to do this! Even if it was just a little group of friends sharing original stories, I still think that would be totally awesome, because I'd love to see how y'all's minds work outside of the SPN milieu.
Art Masterpost for “Sleeping Beauty”
fic by [livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda
art by [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: Soft R—the sex is all off-page, mostly metaphorically described.
Characters: Sam, Cas, Dean, Garth
Pairing: Sam/Cas
Genre: Romance, angst, case fic
Word Count: 6,800
Summary: Set in late Season 7, but no real spoilers. When Sam mysteriously falls into a deep sleep while working a case, Dean is desperate to find a way to wake him before it’s too late. Can Cas, currently crazy as a loon, help? Dean isn’t sure he wants to let Cas do what he claims will do the trick…

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[livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda asked for art from me for one of her stories for a Christmas present. I was actually a visual artist before I was a writer, so I have experience, but after a couple of awkward attempts to make some fanart, I felt utterly unconfident about it. We’re buddies irl and I knew she would be supportive no matter what I turned out, so I happily accepted the assignment ... especially since I really love the story she wanted the art for, “Sleeping Beauty,” and I felt like it had a lot of potential for great visual elements to work with. I’ll be talking a lot about the fic in this post, so if you want to read it without being spoiled, now’s the time, and here’s the link! Then you can come back here and read about how I did the art.

All about Stanford. )

Putting Sam back at Stanford. )

Cas and sculpture. Also, guess what? The sun don’t shine in Supernatural. )

Tattoo you, or, the freakin’ hardest image of the bunch. )

I have deep reasoning behind all my design elements. )

Eels. Yes, that’s right, EELS. )

Gorgeous masterlist banner by the amazing [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal!

The vast majority of my fic is gen, but I have a few entries in other categories: a novel-length Dean/Cas series, a het fic, and a few SPN crossover fics. I don't write anything more graphic than R, and virtually all my gen fics are PG or PG-13. I hope you find something you will enjoy! I've grouped my gen fics in such a way that it will hopefully be easier to find something you'd like to read ....

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