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I stopped posting reviews there didn't I? Well, I hit the doldrums of the SPN J2 Big Bang, where most of what was posted was either not for me, or not of a readable standard. I'm not sure if the overall quality standard is lower this year, or if I'm just changing my tastes and less interest in ships equals less willingness to read unedited first drafts.

This is the rest of everything I finished out of this year's Big Bang, including some gen RPD, Dean/Victor and Dean/Sam. Read more... )
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It's that time again. This year should prove very interesting. We have an old fandom that's not really gaining new fans, but is certainly losing fans to the latest thing.

We also have a fandom that I find myself increasingly at odds with. I actually liked season 7 of SPN a lot, and I like the current Sam and Dean dynamic. I like that they are finally more adults than dudebros. I seem to be in a very small minority.


This year I'm doing my reviews a bit the same and a bit different. Here's the highlights:Read more... )

On with the show: Three stories from the first two weeks. All RPF. )
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And so, the Big Bang comes to a close for another year. my overall impressions )

To end this year's reviews, I have two really good stories, one J2 that's all about UST in several ways, and one Dean/Sam. It's fitting to end with the pairing that got me into the fandom in the first place, and a story that came the closest to giving me the post season six Sam and Dean I've been wanting to read.

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Warning: this first story reviewed depicts and examines issues of abuse, sexual violence and intimate partner violence. This review discusses that theme in depth.

Flying Weight by [livejournal.com profile] fleshflutter

Flying Weight (48747 words) by faviconflesh

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Three other stories, Gen and J2 )
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Er, this edition of the Big Bang reviews is not a very happy one. I really enjoyed the first one on the list, despite a few issues with the story, and I found one other worth my time. Other than that...

not a lot of happy here )
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Tagging Your SPN J2 Big Bang Fic On A03 & Artwork News

Check it out if you're a Big Bang author, artist or reader. If you know any Big Bang authors, point this out. Many folks who've always only used LJ for posting fic might not realize how simple it is to post a work from LJ to the AO3.

Two methods that work well: the importer, which usually formats well, but will need some editing. It will not join up multiple parts for you any way but as chapters. My preferred method is cut and paste from the HTML edit box of LJ into the HTML edit window on the AO3. I like this for fitting together multipart entries into one story on AO3. You do have to do a little editing to take out cut tags or links to other parts, but it's not too onerous.

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I've got heaps of open tabs for stories, a couple of which I've read a bit of and might finish. I make no effort to read in order, and I'm already burnt out on some aspects of canon-focused FPF fic, so I'm likely going to be reviewing mostly RPF after this until I get fed up with it and want to switch back. I'm posting early this week since I likely won't be around much on the weekend.

J2 and more Gen FPF along with Sam/Dean )
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It's a long weekend and Civ V now has hotseat--apropos for the weather too--so I think this is all I'll finish up this week. I would love to see non AU J2 or season 6 Sam and Dean, but so far, not so much.

my cranky is definitely waxing, but I'm still finding some I like )
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There's everything under the sun here—all the fic, and one meta link, I forgot to post before I got into the SPN Big Bang, and some other things I've read in the last few days when the Big Bang fizzled out for a bit.

SGA Genficathon, knotting, canon gay characters, a trip to the past, F&F, DS9 and SGA Reverse Bang )
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Slow start for me this year. I'm finding my bored now reaction on a bit of a hair-trigger. Under the cut are four reviews: one Dean/Sam, and three Jared/Jensen. Read more... )
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And now for everything else. A couple of vids and some fic of various flavours. I recced some of this on my journal, so you might have seen it already.

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This post is sort of like what you'll find in the Farmer's Market this time of year--In the Northern Hemisphere, that is. Sorry if my Southern readers thought they were getting a bountiful harvest. A couple of these were recced at my journal, so appologies for the duplication, and for the very rare flame that's in this batch.

I'm not putting my [community profile] sherlock_flashfic recs here, you'll find them at my journal too.

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I thought I'd try something different, so I picked out the J2 stories that have over 400 bookmarks on delicious to review them. I knew I'd read them all, and I wanted to see if they had anything in common, and how my reading stacks up against their popularity.

Disclaimer: This is a totally unfair method of finding "the most popular" fics. Stories that are posted in multiple places, or where the author may have changed their journal name or posting location will have the bookmarks split up into multiple piles and won't make my arbitrary cut. Stores posted in several parts over time, like the Quarterback verse won't be he here either, even though they might be more popular. This method is going to automatically skew to older stories as well. What it does do is stop me from playing favourites in picking the stories.

Before even reviewing, I can see that one thing the six stories have in common is their length, all at least big bang length by the more modern definitions of the term, but the length varies greatly from 16,000 words to almost 200,000. They are all at lest two years old and every single one is an AU. Two were not written as part of a challenge or fest, the rest were. Five are rated adult or NC-17 and one is not rated.

My track record of liking the really, really popular stories is not great, but I enjoyed most of these, even if I wouldn't call any of them my favourites.

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Miscellaneous fic from the last month.

I've expanded my review for that Merlin meta fic and for Restraint. One because I didn't like it, and one because I really, really did.

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Mostly 3 Ships stories this time, with a couple of SPN fics at the end. I have not read any of the White Collar fics at 3 Ships. I seem to like very uncommon dynamics in my El/Neal/Peter, so I might have a look at them some other time. I also haven't had time to dip into the Merlin fics yet either. Still, there's lots of good stories from this year and past years at 3 Ships, check it out and see if your favourite fandoms are there.
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This is everything I bookmarked from the [livejounal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas fest for 2010.

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vids )

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Fandom: SPN_RPF (mostly J2)

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Fandom: SPN (mostly Dean/Sam)

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This is everything tagged SPN_RPF up until about one month ago. Same caveats apply as for the Supernatural post (should be the one below), some is old and broken links are almost a given.

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