Beta request

Anyone(s) available to beta about 10,600 words of torture imagery and really bad things happening to Sam Winchester? And I'm serious about that plural... the more, the merrier. Though I can't use anyone who's arting for the 2016 spnhorrorbang since this is my submission for that. I feel okay about spelling and grammar; I'm mostly looking for logic, continuity, and for someone to help determine if this really is a horror story or just a series of extremely unfortunate events followed by a very dark ending.

(Oh my god, so much to read, so far behind on LJ...)

In which I become famous

Yesterday, themegalosaurus alerted me to this little bit of fluff on Tumblr...




Did I say fluff? I mean life-changing moment. In case you missed it:



That's right, friends. I have been on E! News. The lovely crowroad3 and I were the focus of a groundbreaking story about the esteemed literary genre of Supernatural fanfiction. (You'll notice we both declined interview requests... we're very private people.)

What happens next, you ask? Well, obviously, the Supernatural cast, writers, and show runners are going to watch this important news item and will be intrigued enough to scour the internet until they find that very fic.(And no, that wasn't a random screenshot grabbed by an intern who was told to get a visual of fanfic. Obviously a producer picked out that shot and that fic for very particular reasons.) When they read it, they'll feel compelled to read everything I've written - fic, reviews, meta, and other nonsense - and they'll say hey, this caranfindel person has some amazing insight, she knows what we're doing wrong and what we should be doing instead; we need her on our team. I'll then become a writer (head writer, perhaps, but probably not in my first year) and when that happens, you know what's coming next. That's right, guys. A season on a boat. It's coming. I can feel it. Everything is falling into place. (For me, anyway. Crowroad is a poet, and therefore will probably feel compelled to withdraw from society and move to her own personal Walden Pond. Such is the life of the tortured artist.)

(Seriously, how funny is this? First, I don't even know what LJ community that screenshot is from - I don't recognize it at all. And it shows on the screen when they're talking about FF.net and don't even mention LJ. Second, the theory that fans wrote Wincest because there were no other relationships in the first two seasons of the show? Ha ha ha ha ha no. And what did they call us? Supernatties or something like that? Please don't.)

Fic: But I've become what I can't be



Fic: But I've become what I can't be

Written for the 2016 spn_j2_bigbang
Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Length: About 21K words
Rating: R for language and show-level violence


A season 2 casefic that takes place immediately after "Playthings." Still reeling from John's revelation that Dean might have to kill his brother, the Winchesters find themselves in Nashville. They're investigating a case in which people are being brutally murdered by their loved ones, which cuts just a little too close to home, considering that Sam is trying to get Dean to accept that he might have to kill his own loved one.

Also on AO3.

(Okay, I failed at this whole changing the date on my post thing, and my actual story still shows up 2 days ago in my feed, and I assume in yours too. Sorry.)

Fic: But I've become what I can't be



Written for the 2016 spn_j2_bigbang
Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Length: About 21K words
Rating: R for language and show-level violence


A season 2 casefic that takes place immediately after "Playthings." Still reeling from John's revelation that Dean might have to kill his brother, the Winchesters find themselves in Nashville. They're investigating a case in which people are being brutally murdered by their loved ones, which cuts just a little too close to home, considering that Sam is trying to get Dean to accept that he might have to kill his own loved one.

My first casefic! \o/ Huge shoutout to my lovely artist, stargazingchola. Please visit her art post and show her some love (note that the art is spoilery, so please read the fic before you visit her art post.)

Many, many thanks to my wonderful betas, celtic_forest and gingersnap1224.

Also available on AO3

The title and chapter titles are from the One Republic song Stop and Stare.

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