• Aug. 5th, 2016 at 7:14 PM
kelleigh: (sn - [dean] gonna take a lot)
No doubt you've seen this a few times already, but it's awesome so definitely participate. I've missed LJ being such an open and active community and perhaps this will help us come back to that, even in a small way.

I always welcome more friends on Tumblr and Twitter!

Also I miss using ALL of my icons, SPN or otherwise, so feel free to leave even the most random comments here and we'll have a good old icon spam :P


kelleigh: (sn - [jensen] lonely out here)
Lots going on lately, sorry for the lack of updates! I signed up to do art for the [ profile] samdean_otp mini bang, and I was lucky enough to get an awesome Smith/Wesson fic that's set at the end of Season 6. Art is a nice change of pace for writing, and I can't wait to post it in September.

I'm still writing, but at a snail's pace. I'm up to 16,000 words on my veteran!Jared story, and I swear I'll finish it eventually. Also signed up for [ profile] spn_cinema and claimed the iconic TOP GUN, also a personal favorite of mine. Other little projects may pop up here and there, you never know!

Also, I've recently been going back to create PDF versions of some of my older, longer fics, that were posted before the PDF craze that's been sweeping fandom ♥ I haven't put these up on AO3 yet, so this is the only place to grab them at the moment. Eventually, I hope to have all my longer stories available in PDF form if they weren't before, and at some point they may all be archived at AO3.

PDF: Measurable Means [J2]
[NC-17 / Romance, Relationship / 8,100 words]
Written for [ profile] help_haiti.
It was one night, one drunken hook up, and now Jared can't get this guy out of his head. But he never expected the guy, Jensen, to show up at his construction site and want more, or for him to be a doctor. Originally posted here.

And! As a bonus, [ profile] exmanhater recorded a pod!fic version of Measurable Means for [ profile] amplificathon, and that can be downloaded over here! A BIG THANK YOU goes out to [ profile] exmanhater :)

PDF: I'll Keep Tossing Rocks at Your Window [J2]
[NC-17 / Alternate Universe / Fluff & Romance / 17,000+ words]
Jared Padalecki ruined Jensen's life. The life he counted on having, anyway. Ever since he finished law school, Jensen had a plan. Pass the Bar, start a practice with Jeff, and never, ever get married. Originally posted here.

PDF: It's Gonna Take a Lot [To Drag Me Away From You] [J2]
[R / First-time, International, College-fic / 20,000 words]
Africa had only existed in Jared Padalecki's dreams. A simple story of love in a complicated time. Jared is a college student traveling to Zimbabwe with his professor. There he meets Jensen, a member of his host-family. Written for the [ profile] j2au Summer Fiction Challenge. My song was very obviously Africa by Toto. Originally posted here.

PDF: Dial It In [J2]
[NC-17 / Romance, UST / 10,500 words]
Dial it in: to make small adjustments until you have the perfect shot. Tonight, on TOP SHOT, revenge is the name of the game. Old challenges come back to haunt our final five marksmen as they compete in a new kind of obstacle course. With everyone's sights set on the 100,000 dollar prize, friendships and alliances in the house will be tested, and a pair of rivals will meet in our elimination challenge to see which one will continue on their quest to be our TOP SHOT. Originally posted here.

PDF: Don't Let It Ride You [Dean/Sam]
[NC-17 / Underage (Sam is 15) / Established Wincest / 11,000 words]
Dean and Sam hole up in a South Carolina motel while their Dad lays countless spirits to rest in the haunted grounds of Charleston. It's as close to an ideal summer as they'll get. Dad has plenty of work, and Dean has Sam. That is, until locals start dying and the Winchester brothers realize that something other than a spirit, possibly more sinister, is at work in the Lowcountry. Originally posted here.

Obviously, these are here for y'all to snag :) What should I PDF next?
kelleigh: (sn - [the boys] working the beat)
In this crazy experience of writing for fandom, I've taken away one very important lesson. Write It Down.

I don't care if you're half-asleep, convinced that if you repeat that perfect sentence two dozen times you'll remember it in the morning, or too lazy to reach over and grab a sheet of paper or your phone...WRITE IT DOWN.

If you're in the shower, and the most stunning turn of phrase hits you...get a towel and WRITE IT DOWN. Or, if you're in the middle of shampooing, repeat it over and over again out loud until you're done.

If you're driving, get to a red light and text it to yourself.

Because if you don't, you are never ever in a million turns of the earth going to remember and it will haunt you. FOREVER.

That might be a little dramatic, but OMFG you will be so pissed when you remember that you had a brilliant thought, but can't actually remember what it was.



kelleigh: (sn - [dean] smith & wesson)
I wish my boss looked like Dean Smith. I wish ANYONE I worked with looked like Dean Smith. ♥

My hiatus has been totally unintentional, I swear! Besides an upswing in my work activity -- and longer hours to go with it -- I've been consumed by my latest story which today passed 20,000 words. Is there a Big Bang I can randomly participate in? ;) I had no idea it would turn out this long! But, the end is in sight, I'm serious! And none too soon, I can't wait to get back to the CSI 'Verse and my, much lighter and much more humorous, [ profile] spn_j2_xmas story. The snark it will have! And it's going to be Smith/Wesson, so GET EXCITED NOW.

I'm also thinking about signing up for [ profile] j2_everafter, but it's not a must. I came up with a story idea I'm really excited about, but if the prompt gets claimed before I can get it, I'll just take it as a sign that I need to be working on other things. But, it's not a prompt that screams J2, since there's no classic romance in the original plot, but I intend to go off of the sub/original material of the story more than the Disney version. Much more fun that way. Anyone else signing up? What's your prompt, tell me!

But yes, rumors of my fandom-death have been greatly exaggerated :) I've written a couple of comment!fics I'll repost (nice and edited) later.


Friday Recs v. 3.0

  • Feb. 19th, 2010 at 10:43 AM
kelleigh: (seeker - [kahlan] lip service)
It's really quite sad, the amount of fic I have not been able to read these past few weeks. And every time I feel like settling in for a nice, long evening read, I remind myself of how many fics I need to be working on, and how worthless I've been with writing lately. Anyway, here are a few recs of stories I have been able to rec over the last few weeks, hopefully one or two you haven't had the chance to get to. ♥ Enjoy!



Legend of the Seeker: Cracky Recaps
Legend of the Seeker is one of those shows I love, but don't feel the need to be in the fandom for. But, I can assure you that it's a FUN fandom. The highlight of which are [ profile] deej's Cracky Recaps, which combine screencaps, media, GIFs, polls, and a very special brand of crack to post these episode reviews. It also helps that she, along with a good part of fandom, don't squabble over the different ships. It's all ♥ for Cara/Kahlan, Cara/Richard/Kahlan, Cara/Richard, Cara/Everyone, Richard/Kahlan, and on and on. If you watch this show, even casually, they're worth taking a look at. If you don't watch, scan through anyway because this show has some serious eye-candy. And it should be noted that Bridget Regan, one of the stars, linked to the recaps from her Twitter, and made it clear that the cast totally approves of the crack and laughs everytime.


[ profile] joans23 | Tokyo Nights
Jared/Jensen. Jared knows that flying all over the world to promote yourself is part of the business, but it doesn't mean he has to like it. One night in Tokyo, a hooker named Jensen and a favor from Chad later, he's ready to give it all up. 5,800 words. NC17.
Joan *swears* that she cannot write porn. But ladies and, um, ladies, SHE WRITES PORN. Fantastically well. Hooker!fic can be really hit or miss for me, since I have a huge aversion to one-sided affection or people being used for sex. Do Not Want. This story is scorching hot, and leaves you with a heart-warming payoff. Not to be missed.

[ profile] tinalia | The Radio Wedding 'Verse
Jared/Jensen. Jensen's family attempt to find him a mystery bride as part of a radio contest. When Jared is the one that meets him at the altar, the two embark on a marriage that neither of them expected. Really quite long :). PG-NC17 by chapter.
I've kept up with it since tinalia first posted it, and it was a good, shmoopy, romantic, and friendshippy story. I know its not the most realistic idea for a story, but it takes you through friendship leading to more, and how J2 discover all kinds of intimacy, and learn that loving your best friend is easy, but really loving someone is a whole new game. Lots of happiness, a fair amount of angst, and a story to curl up with on a cold afternoon.

[ profile] cirramin | I'm an artist, not a boar
Jared/Jensen. Jared has a massive college-epic crush on sandwich-maker Jensen, and no nerve to ask him out. Then there are condom issues. 1,600 words. R.
A cute little college AU with a "can't keep his thoughts to himself" Jared, and a clever Jensen - written for the TFLN meme.

[ profile] paxlux | Crack the spine, let the words fall out
Dean/Sam. They read to the ticking of the clock. 9,100 words. PG13.
This is the kind of story that you read and smile, and later you think about it again and get the same warm feelings that you did when you finished it. The story is smart, Dean and Sam are smart in ways that are believably canon, and the story reads effortlessly.

[ profile] elizah_jane | On the Shores of the Great Lake
Dean/Castiel. The problem with the war between Heaven and Hell is that it’s never actually over. The problem with being one of God’s chosen warriors is that you can always get called back into the fray. 11,000 words. NC17.
Even if you don't read Dean/Castiel, I encourage you to read this anyway for the story behind it all. Taking place in 3014, Castiel is still around and there's a divide between The Faithful and The Hunters. Lucifer isn't really dead, and there are two brothers, DJ and Caleb, who learn the story of Dean and Sam Winchester as relayed by their overly-religious teachers. It's just a GOOD story, with a lot of love between Dean and Sam, no matter where or when they are, and a couple of really sweet details about Sam's life that Dean never knew. In 3014, Castiel and some new hunters, have another chance to take on Lucifer. As I told the author: "Okay, I'm not normally a Dean/Castiel girl, but I can never resist a good story, and that's what this was! A great read, intriguing and letting us fill in the blanks you left for us."

[ profile] kyliselle | How High The Moon
James Kirk/Spock [Star Trek - Abrams Universe]. After the destruction of Vulcan, Spock shielded his mind to protect it from his broken bond with T'Pring. Little did he know another bond had already formed in its place. Under 30,000 words. NC17.
Okay, so I *swore* I wasn't going to get into the new-Trek fandom, and I'm doing pretty well with that so far. However, every once in a while a story will catch my attention. This one, I've already read twice. Honestly, I'm not all that attracted to ANY version of Spock, but Chris Pine is FINE LIKE WHOA, and throw in some good angst and romance? Voila. The Jim-bonds-with-Spock trope is done over and over in this fandom, but I think this one did it well, though it's probably WAY more romantic and melodramatic to quite fit canon. STILL GOOD, and a fun read, and I promise you don't have to know much beyond a viewing of the latest Star Trek movie. Again, Chris Pine is HOT.

Friday Recs v. 2.0

  • Jan. 30th, 2010 at 8:00 PM
kelleigh: (sn - get a room you two)
I meant to post this yesterday, but I didn't get home from job #2 until around six, and then went out for oysters (it's Oyster Festival time around here). Not as much for this week, as my fic-reading and journal-browsing have been severely hindered by work. *le sigh*



I LOVE YOU meme.
Leave some love. Spread some love. Feel some love. ♥


[ profile] wordy_icons | A community for eloquential icons.
Sometimes you need words to get across what you're feeling. I've always loved this community, made some icons in the past, and the great thing is that not only do you get a lot of varied themes in the text/brush icons, but most of the artists link to their stock icons in the same posts, as well.


[ profile] taelynhawker | Soaked to the Bone (Sink like a Stone)
Dean/Sam. Dean hates California. They weren't even here on a case. They had been in southern Oregon when Sam found what he thought might be a lead in California. And Dean had tried to get out of it, but Sam had been adamant. And so they'd come here only for it to be a false trail. 10,400 words. NC17.
So I'm a sucker for bottom!Sam, and for kidnapping stories (for which I totally blame 'The Promise'), so this story was a no-brainer. Also features a well-done Bobby, and some scorching, awesome sex.

[ profile] not_refined | Ocala Nights
Jared/Jensen. Jared/Sandy. Jensen buys a house and, over a few summer vacations, Jared’s visits there change their relationship beyond his wildest dreams. 9,200 words. PG13.
How about an oldie-but-goodie? Rediscovered this fic while I was redoing all my delicious tags, written two years ago, that was just so good and happy-inducing I had to make sure everyone's read it. The relationship that develops between Jared and Jensen is still something that those of us with OTP ♥'s still long to see today. And Sandy is great in this too. Sort of makes me miss her. But the author sums this up in three words - domestic, summery, and fairytale.

[ profile] scurvyknavery | Not Unlike A Woman
Kahlan/Cara [Legend of the Seeker]. The Seeker and his companions seem happy to be chaste. The Mord'Sith are not. 5,000 words. NC17.
Alright, so I don't read femmeslash that often, but I love Legend of the Seeker and I love these two characters. For those needing visual aids, here they are [Kahlan is the brunette, Cara the blonde]. If you don't know much about it, Kahlan is a Confessor, pure of heart and body, and Cara is a Mord'Sith - a leather wearing, emotionally terse, former dominatrix, basically :) But they're on the same side now, and sort of flirt when Richard's not looking! Plus, this pairing's tough (anything with Kahlan is) since she can't touch anyone while having sex without putting them under a permanent, irreversible spell. The author does Cara's snark perfectly!

As always, recs are things I have enjoyed, and can range anywhere from interest-piquing kinks to total guilty pleasures!

Friday Recs v.1.0

  • Jan. 22nd, 2010 at 11:31 AM
kelleigh: (sn - the metallicar)
Since I'm no longer doing episode reactions, I figured I could spend Thursday nights/Fridays gathering some of my favorite links for the week. Art, stories, meta, or awesome posts that just make me laugh or think.

As far as my tastes go, so you can get an idea - I write what I like. I love cleverly written porn, beautiful concepts, and fics that think outside the box. But I also adore romance and meant-to-be style fics, anything that makes my heart sing light and happy. No stranger to cheesy fics and concepts in my own writing, those make appearances too because they can be AWESOME. \o/



[ profile] 2_perseph | On Fandom and Bohemia.
I've been in various fandoms with Perseph since the Troy and Black Hawk Down glory days (Hootsquee posse, anyone?). And over and over, she impressed me with just how clearly she was able to see fandom, not just the bad but the good as well. With all the "Remember that fandom can be great!" posts going around, I thought I'd add her recent one to the mix. It came at a time earlier this month when I was ready to set down my pen and leave SPN fandom permanently.


[ profile] dauntdraws | Pony!Winchesters.
These drawings are my HAPPY HAPPY place right now. This one has been my desktop since she posted it, and every time I turn on my computer it makes me smile and *happysigh* all over again. Though this one I think is my favorite, with Dean getting all ridiculous in his horse shape! "Oooh a leash! Kinky!" Plus, if you haven't seen the rest of her art, it's amazing! Definitely check it out! I also won [ profile] dauntdraws in the help_haiti auction, so I am BEYOND THRILLED to get a piece of art from her (as soon as I deposit my paycheck and donate, that is!).


[ profile] rocknrollrodeo1 | The Subtle Build of Perfection
Jared/Jensen. Jared's a video store guy. Jensen's a new customer. Dating happens. 19,000 words. NC17.
As I told the author, the word that came to mind when I finished this, was FUN. Yes, there was some angst, but I love when misunderstandings cause angst and are then so wonderfully made up for. The interactions between Jared and Jensen, even on the phone, are so realistic if a little on the sappy side :). Plus, it's one of the few fics where I love what's done with Chad. The man's a genius here, really. :) A great read if you're looking for something light but fulfilling, with fun snark and dialogue.

[ profile] ash_carpenter | Don't be fooled by the pretty packaging
Sam/Dean. Sam likes to tease Dean about the looks and offers that he gets sometimes on account of his pretty face, and it's no secret that he has a bit of an obedience kink. But Dean's not just gonna let his smug little brother think that he can own him. Under 5,000 words. NC17.
Absolutely 100% ridiculously, smoking, fantastically hot. Need I say more? Okay. I can never decide which I like better, toppy!Dean or toppy!Sam...well, this fic gives you BOTH and makes it work. I mean, I figured that out after the third read where I wasn't so sdfkjsdvunrg;jkn by the porn.

[ profile] itskaylie | American Boys
Jensen/Jared. "You know what I love about virgins? How much you don't know. How much you want it, how nervous you are to get it, how you don't know what to do once it's given to you." 4,000 words. NC17.
Hopefully my comment will suffice: That was so utterly pornographic, but it was PERFECT and AWESOME at the same time. Basically, LOVED IT! You nailed virgin!Jared (heh) with the awkwardness and the defensiveness, but I loved how great Jensen was with him, and how connected they were. Another awesomely porny story that leaves your heart happy at the same time.

[ profile] gretazreta | Flight Patterns
Dean/Sam. Dean’s secret changes everything, but not a great deal. 8,000 words. R.
I know it's been recommended before, but I think it's worth mentioning since it was one of my personal favorites! Beautifully done wing!fic, and the Dean/Sam relationship was amazing, real, and the story never shied away from the canon events we know. The things that were done to Dean in Hell...oh my, I actually teared up. Well worth a read or two! If you missed it the first time, definitely check it out.

[ profile] matalinolukaret | Fill My Glass For Me
Jensen/Jared. New place, new job, new friends. Why not spend the night flirting with the cute bartender? 3,400 words. NC17.
All right, so I *did* ask for a lot of the elements in this fic - Aldis, bartender!Jensen and professor!Jared, but matalinolukaret's the one who put those three pieces together into something totally awesome, sexy as hell, and surprising! Another fun read you won't regret!

[ profile] joans23 | Even Heroes Bleed
Sam/Dean. Sam's been hiding his feelings from his brother, but he's not the only one keeping secrets. 8,000 words. R. Underage!Sam.
This was an amazing story! Using few words, the author is able to draw out such emotion, make your heart flutter nervously, and you can't wait to read the next sentence so you can figure out just what's going on. I felt like I held my breath the entire time, only able to exhale when it was finished! I won't give anything away here, but do yourself a favor and read!

And as far as episode reactions go, I didn't get a whole lot of satisfaction writing them, and to be honest I don't get a lot reading them either. I like my own thoughts on the show, and I did skim through a few ep. reactions this morning, but as I've always done, I like keeping The Show separate from The Fandom in my head. Not that I don't like the reactions of others, it's just the way I roll. If you're new round these parts, I didn't want you expecting to see a reaction post from me. :)
kelleigh: (sn - [jensen] weak in the knees)
Just a few notes concerning reactions from this post about the events of the Asylum Con. And it's more a commentary on my feelings about Cool!fandom versus Batshit!fandom than any sort of complaint about conventions... )

And the irony of using a Con-icon. Heh.

Wow, you read all that? Want a cookie? Now I'm off to finish my Porn Friday entry! ♥

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