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Date: 2015-05-03 05:18
Subject: A summary of that which might be worth looking at in this journal
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Non-fandom (ie. fic, art, meta) materials have been flocked. But here's some links to the stuff that hasn't been!

Note: Creative works on this journal are (CC) Creative Commons. Anyone who wants to record, remix, illustrate, sequel, prequel, etc. any of the fics/art/meta here are more than welcome to do so, though I'd appreciate a credit and a link to the goodies!

This list of fics has only very general information. For links with summaries, please see my delicious account (which will also likely be more up-to-date). The most reliable way to surf through this material is probably by using the tags, which will sort things by type, by fandom, by length, by completedness, by genre, by challenge, by fic title (for longer works of more than one part), or by rating. Creative works from this journal may also be found at [personal profile] bellatemple, [personal profile] bellatemple or [personal profile] Bella Temple.

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looking happily deranged
Date: 2015-04-26 22:27
Subject: Drive-by Fandom Aid post
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So I've kind of stopped even checking this journal, but I wanted to let folks who are still around know that I have an offer of up to three sock animals on Fandom Aid to raise money for Nepal.

It's a buy-it-now campaign this time, not an auction. Cost ranges from $5-$15, depending on size and complexity of the sock-creature requested. Since I'm failing at keeping up with my Etsy store, this is the best way to get one of my creatures if you're not local to the DC area!
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Date: 2015-02-28 22:27
Subject: FIC! Ringwall (masterpost)
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Tags:fandom: supernatural, fic: ringwall, genre: alternate universe, genre: drama, genre: hurt/comfort, length: multi-part (completed), rating: teen, type: fanfiction
So about a year and a half ago I signed up for an AU big bang. I got a whole rough draft done, then Things happened and I realized I wouldn't be able to get the thing whipped into shape by posting and pulled out during artist claims. I figured I'd come back to it someday, fix it up, and maybe use it for another big bang.

Two problems with that. One: my brain wandered away from the idea and hasn't managed to make it back yet. Two: using the rough from a big bang I had to back out of at a super awkward moment feels really tacky.

So, while I signed up for the spn_j2_bigbang this year under the presumption that I'd just edit this sucker for that, I've given up and am posting it as is.

I present to you, unabridged, untrimmed, unrearranged, in all it's rough-draft glory:

Ringwall
by bellatemple


Rating: Teen
Cateogry: Gen
Wordcount: ~33k
Warnings: Mentions of maiming, government oppression, and terrorism; drug abuse and addiction; some bondage; abuse of invented profanity.
Summary: In early November, 1983, the apocalypse kicked off with a bang and a series of whimpers. More than twenty years later, it's still going on.

The human population of the world has spent the last two decades gathering together in walled cities scattered across the planet, using tricks old and new to ward their new homes and keep out angels and demons alike. The most successful of these, a bustling little city called Perdition, is the home of one Sam West, a war orphan grown up knowing nothing but Perdition and its massive, imposing wall. He's done well for himself, despite his inauspicious beginnings. He's managed to land himself a gig working for Perdition's mayor, and even been given the responsibility to plan out the city's 20th anniversary celebration. Everything seems to be going his way, right up until he spots a strange man on the steps of City Hall, a marked criminal with a shadowed past who's been haunting Sam's dreams for weeks. Dean Winchester seems to stand against everything Sam's been working his entire life towards, so why is Sam so drawn to him, and what, if anything, does he have to do with Sam's mentors' insistence that Sam himself is destined to put an end to the apocalypse?

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
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Date: 2014-10-24 22:47
Subject: Summergen ficcage!
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Tags:challenge: spn_summergen, fandom: supernatural, genre: drama, genre: horror, genre: humor, genre: hurt/comfort, length: one-shot, rating: adult (non-explicit), rating: everyone, type: fanfiction
Been meaning to post this for a couple of days now. Reveals are up at spn_summergen! I actually ended up catching a pinchhit this year (this has never happened before!), so I have two:

Title: Death is Irrelevant; You Might As Well Live
Recipient: amberdreams
Rating: Mature
Word Count: ~9,000
Warnings: Secondary character death, gore, foul language
Author's Notes: Who doesn't love to mix the Borg and Dorothy Parker? amber1960 asked for demon!Dean, either cracky or angsty; I ended up somewhere between the two. With thanks to my alpha/beta reader, who is the greatest and knows who she is.

Summary: The immediate aftermath of 9x23 and beyond. Sam and Dean both have to deal with what Dean's become. They're not very good at it, yet.

Sam cried himself to sleep the night after Dean died.

and

Title: "Not I," said the Cat
Recipient: zelda_addict
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~5,300
Author's Notes: Written for the following prompt: "Dean finds a kitten all alone outside the bunker, cold, starving, and in the rain, and decides to adopt it, even though his head might explode from allergies. Sam endures and maybe even tries to help." With great thanks to my beta, claudiapriscus.

Summary: It blew in on a cool breeze and a flutter of dead leaves. They never stood a chance.

It blew in on a cool breeze and a flutter of dead leaves, scattering the line of salt at the motel room door.
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Date: 2014-08-24 14:58
Subject: Fic: Only Takes One Night (1/1)
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Tags:fandom: other, fandom: supernatural, genre: crossover, genre: horror, genre: humor, length: one-shot, rating: teen, type: fanfiction
So last night my friend convinced me to try playing "Five Nights at Freddy's" and record my reaction. You will not be seeing the video. But this is how I managed to finally fall asleep last night:

Title: Only Takes One Night
Category: gen, crossover, horror, humor
Rating: Teen (language, allusions to violence)
Warnings: See above, re: allusions to violence. Also, evil animatronic children's characters.
Spoilers: None for SPN, minor for Five Nights at Freddy's.
Author's note: Text in italics is transcribed from the game. Google to see images of the creepy-ass creatures in this. Just remember to turn on safe search. The internet is weird.
Summary: Sam and Dean take on a case at a failing family style pizza restaurant.

"I don"t get it."Collapse )
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Date: 2014-07-30 01:32
Subject: Roof But No Ceiling (Master post)
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Tags:challenge: spn_j2_bigbang, fandom: supernatural, fic: roof but no ceiling, genre: drama, genre: horror, genre: hurt/comfort, length: multi-part (completed), rating: teen, type: fanfiction
Roof But No Ceiling (cover art under this cut!)Collapse )
a Supernatural gen fic by bellatemple
with art by little_jade
written for spn_j2_bigbang


Rating: T
Word count: ~57,000
Warnings: Magical mind-alteration with hallucinations. Some foul language. Canon-level gore. Ritual suicide (non-canon character). Claustrophobic imagery. Thick-headed brothers.
Summary: With Sam in recovery from the trials, Dean finds himself at loose ends, tethered to the bunker and his sick brother and bored out of his mind. When a ghostly woman in early 20th century clothing walks through his bedroom in the middle of the night, he's mostly just glad to have something to focus on that isn't Sam or Kevin or his search for Cas. Following her leads deeper into the bunker -- and Men of Letters history -- than he and Sam ever expected to go.

| art masterpost |
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
| Notes and acknowledgements |
| on Archive of Our Own |
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Date: 2014-06-16 23:41
Subject: Dear summergen author
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*looks up from comically large, overly ornate tome; smiles, sets aside bubble pipe* Oh, hi there! I didn't see you come in. Welcome to my journal. If you just give me a moment to change out of my smoking jacket and into something more comfortable, we can get on with it with less pretension.

Er.

So, you've managed to get my prompts for your spn_summergen assignment. This is hopefully a lucky thing, as I recall trying to get some good variety and generality in there, so hopefully there's something that catches your eye and gets you excited to write! If there isn't . . . well, then, fuck it and do something fun.

Okay, so not totally literally. This is supposed to be an exchange, which means that you should get at least a little guidance, even if you end up sort of ditching most of the prompty bits. But when it comes right down to it, I'm happy when I can tell the writer really is having a good time, exploring an idea or just letting their imagination run away with them. I especially love it when writers try out something new, even if it's not 100% successful, so feel free to experiment with form or style. I love fic that loves the characters, even the less popular ones, even the little throwaway ones that don't seem to matter.

Sunshine and rainbows aside: I am an unapologetic Dean!girl. Sam's neat and all, but I tend to read/watch his solo scenes with a side of "Okay, but get back to Dean." This does not mean to ignore Sam or his character development -- see above, re: loving the characters -- but it does mean that I prefer Sam and Dean over just Sam. Or you could write the fuck out of some side characters and not really get the brothers in it at all, that's cool with me, too (and I'm pretty sure at least one of my prompts was side-character specific).

Can you tell I don't entirely remember what I prompted? 'Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaause I don't. Which should tell you how particular I am about the prompts, really.

Honestly, just get in there and play, and I will probably love what you write to pieces.

Love,
Bella
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Date: 2014-02-28 00:56
Subject: Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure (6/?)
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Tags:fic: dean and crowley's big adventure
Hey guuuuuuuys! So I've mostly been focussing any fic writing this month on my probable spn_j2_bigbang (topped 25k now! Has almost developed a coherent plot!), but I did manage to scratch out a little bit more of my buddy comedy romp.

So, here, have a little taste of what my head sometimes looks like.

Previous parts, as always, live here.

Dean grabbed hold of the twisted, crusty metal of the old helmet. And screamed. . . .Collapse )
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Date: 2014-02-22 18:19
Subject: I've finally done it!
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I opened an etsy shop.

Check out Alice & Ginger. 100% handstitched sock creatures for the slightly strange child within us all!

You know those little pics of sock animals I've posted here and there over the years? Here's your opportunity to get your hands on one without winning a fandom charity auction. Ships worldwide (hopefully with properly calculated postage).

I'm sure the terror will eventually fade.
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Date: 2014-02-01 03:11
Subject: Writing meme answers!
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So! A couple of you guys answered my post for this meme, and then addiokira leaped in and requested ALL THE QUESTIONS, so I decided a separate post was in order. (Also, writing memes totally count towards my daily word count goal. It's long and analytical and will require thought! Hopefully!)

1. Of the fic you"ve written, of which are you most proud?Collapse )

2. Favorite tenseCollapse )

3. Favorite POVCollapse )

4. What are some themes you love writing about?Collapse )

5. What inspires you to write?Collapse )

6. Thoughts on critiqueCollapse )

7. Create a character on the spot... NOW!Collapse )

8. Is there a character you love writing the most? The least? Why?Collapse )

9. A passage from a WIPCollapse )

10. What are your strengths in writing?Collapse )

11. What are your weaknesses in writing?Collapse )

12. Anything else that you want to know... (otherwise known as Fill in the Blank)Collapse )

I am absolutely astonished this post didn't top the LJ character limit.

I like to talk about writing.
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Date: 2014-01-22 03:12
Subject: Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure (5/?)
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Tags:fic: dean and crowley's big adventure
In honor of canon STEALING MY IDEA, have another bit of D&C's BA!

Previous parts can be found here.

B, E, and a little bit of viking history courtesy of the King of HellCollapse )
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Date: 2013-12-09 02:50
Subject: Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure (4/?)
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Tags:fic: dean and crowley's big adventure
It's a little sad that "It's only been two months since I last updated!" is a point of pride on this thing.

Earlier bits are all here.

In which no further bunnies are harmed, and Dean decides against a little tongue actionCollapse )
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Date: 2013-10-10 16:27
Subject: Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure (3/?)
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Tags:fic: dean and crowley's big adventure
I'm fortunate enough to be working in a fed. adjacent job right now instead of an actual fed. job. But we're adjacent enough for things to be reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaally slow, which is why not only are you getting some fic from me, you're getting it in the middle of the day!

Exciting!

Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure
Part 3 of ?
Warnings: Dark humor. Bad driving.
Part one | Part two

When we last left our protagonists, they were driving away from civilization, and Crowley was showing his deep, abiding love of rabbitsCollapse )
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Date: 2013-07-23 02:07
Subject: Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure (2/?)
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Tags:fic: dean and crowley's big adventure
Still blocked. Have been setting aside timed hours each evening in which to at least stare blankly at the cursor, swapping about between projects depending on my mood. Have managed about 2K of a potential gen AU for spnaubigbang (haven't signed up yet, but it's a promising start at least, thanks tabaqui!), a few paragraphs on three or four original projects, and then finished the hour out with this, which is sort of becoming where my brain goes for comfort of not necessarily needing to be good or even so much as make sense.

So, let's make this official:

Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure
Part 2 of ?
Warnings: Gore. Very dark humor.
Part one is over thisaway

Crowley sitting in the passenger seat of the Impala made Dean itch.Collapse )
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Date: 2013-06-14 02:54
Subject: Dean and Crowley's Big Adventure
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Tags:fandom: supernatural, fic: dean and crowley's big adventure, genre: action/adventure, genre: crack, genre: horror, length: multi-part (wip), rating: adult (non-explicit), type: fanfiction
Well, that's its working title, anyway.

Here, have a bit of something I've been poking at in my "no really, I will write regularly!" sessions:

Two cases of beer. Three pints of ice cream. Fifteen pounds of ground beef. And two of every variety of pie the store soldCollapse )

Other highlights in my quest to conquer my writer's block: Sam'n'Dean v. the Dance Show Poltergeist, with special guest star Charlie, which is pretty super fluffy; a handful of snippets of other bits of SPN ephemera (not the right word at all but I loooove it); a disturbingly autobiographical start to a novel about a young woman who is either haunted by a ghost she thought she made up, or is going insane; bits of scenes from my homoromantic, asexual YA horror adventure novel; several memoirial pieces about my life at day camp as a preteen, among other things; and the start of a melancholy modern fairy tale about a woman going on a quest into her childhood hideaway to rescue her younger self.

What'd be really great is if I could focus on anything.
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Date: 2012-12-21 21:01
Subject: Fic: White 1/1
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Tags:fandom: supernatural, genre: drama, genre: hurt/comfort, length: one-shot, rating: teen, type: fanfiction
Title: White
Category: gen, drama, hurt/comfort
Rating: Teen (language)
Warnings: None.
Spoilers: All aired episodes
Author's note: So I somehow ended up writing hurt!Sam. It's fun to try new things!
Summary: Between the snow and Sam's refusal to talk to him, Dean's in about the last place he wants to be. That won't stop him from saving Sam's ass, anyway, though.

If asked, Dean would probably have put rural upstate New York at pretty much the bottom of the list of places he wanted to be in late December.Collapse )
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Date: 2012-11-14 04:03
Subject: Fic: Every Chance We Get We Run (1/1)
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Tags:fandom: supernatural, genre: drama, length: one-shot, rating: teen, type: fanfiction
Sooooo I do this thing, see, when I don't like a character or how they're being written in a canon, I try writing something up from that character's perspective, try to organize them and, well, I guess wank them into shape, as it were. Get into their mindset and understand where they're coming from.

I've mentioned here that I've not been terribly happy with Sam this season.

So.

Title: Every Chance We Get We Run
Category: drama, character study
Rating: Teen (language)
Warnings: Language. Not entirely sympathetic characters. Probable mixed metaphors.
Spoilers: Through 8x06
Summary: When it comes right down to it, Sam's been running his whole life.

I"m unconsoled, I"m lonely, I am so much better than I used to beCollapse )
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Date: 2012-11-08 01:59
Subject: Flashfic: We Are Like Gods (1/1)
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Honestly, it barely even deserves to be called a "fic", (seriously, it's only 69 words) but:

It could totally fix the season, y"all!Collapse )

SO APPARENTLY IT KEEPS GOING. THIS IS POSSIBLY A THING I DO NOW.

Later. . . .Collapse )
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Date: 2012-10-31 04:07
Subject: Fic: Devil's Claw (1/1)
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Tags:fandom: supernatural, genre: horror, length: one-shot, rating: adult (non-explicit), type: fanfiction
Something short and spooky for Halloween. Wrote this in the middle of the storm. It seemed . . . atmospheric.

Title: Devil's Claw
Category: Gen
Rating: R for disturbing imagery
Spoilers: general for season 8
Warnings: [Disturbing imagery; click for details]Flaying. People as crafting material. General lack of proper names.

Summary: Something followed Dean back from Purgatory.

Devi"s ClawCollapse )
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Date: 2012-09-07 02:57
Subject: Fic: Mercy (1/1)
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Tags:challenge: spn_summergen, fandom: supernatural, genre: drama, genre: hurt/comfort, length: one-shot, rating: teen, type: fanfiction
Title: Mercy
Author: bellatemple
Rating: Teen
Warnings: [Animal death]Animal death: a goldfish, [Violence against an animal]Violence against an animal: a dog, moderate language
Author's Notes: Written for lies_unfurl at spn_summergen for the following prompt: Preseries: John finds an old dog and because he can see that Dean and Sam really do like it (however much Dean denies it) he takes it on the road with them. I had to alter it somewhat, as I really don't see the Winchester lifestyle as working that well for an older animal, but I hope this works for you, anyway. With much thanks to my betas, claudiapriscus and maisfeeka. Links directly to the summergen copy for simplicity.

Summary: John takes care of Dean and Sam. Dean takes care of Sam and John. All Sam wants is something that he gets to take care of. A Winchester history, as told through pets.

( It started with a goldfish )
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