Note: this post was originally made in 2010 in response to Diana Gabaldon’s epic rant about fanfiction. The original version is still being updated. I’m reposting it to Tumblr by request, but if you have any additions, please feel free to drop a comment at LJ so they can be added to the masterpost!
Dear Author of the Week,
You think fanfic is a personal affront to the many hours you’ve spent carefully crafting your characters. You think fanfic is “immoral and illegal.” You think fanfiction is just plagiarism. You think fanfiction is cheating. You think fanfic is for people who are too stupid/lazy/unimaginative to write stories of their own. You think there are exceptions for people who write published derivative works as part of a brand or franchise, because they’re clearly only doing it because they have to. You’re personally traumatized by the idea that someone else could look at your characters and decide that you did it wrong and they need to fix it/add original characters to your universe/send your characters to the moon/Japan/their hometown. You think all fanfic is basically porn. You’re revolted by the very idea that fic writers think what they do is legitimate.
We get it.
Congratulations! You’ve just summarily dismissed as criminal, immoral, and unimaginative each of the following Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and works:
(by Tanea Hynes)
Apparently I expect Cas saying “damn it, Dean” to come with the two of them kissing furiously afterwards.
I’ve watched too many 1940s noir movies.
I don’t think you understand. That look of non-reaction when he says Dean’s name? That’s because he’s used to hearing Dean pray to him; he thinks Dean is praying to him right now. And that’s what Cas says when Dean prays to him every night. “Dean.”
Dean might say mean I love you when he says “I need you,” but Cas says “I love you”, when he says “Dean.”
THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE THEIR EYES OPEN BUT THEY YAWN TOGETHER OH MY GOD MY HEART HAS EXPLODED.
A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.
this is how i want this season to end.
a bigger, better and sexier version can be found on my da :3
(one day i’m gonna sell my soul for the ability to draw backgrounds.)
Marzena Skubatz - The sea in me, 2013
Dean x Castiel; 1920s New Orleans!AU for huntuer
Castiel is a jazz musician, working in a small club, switching between the piano and vocals. He’s quite popular amongst the people, so when Dean Winchester finds himself in New Orleans, and he hears the talk about one Castiel Novak, he heads to the club that he plays. The second he sees those long, elegant fingers glide along the piano keys, he’s lost. Not that he cares about that… for Castiel is lost for the fedora-wearing man, that sits at the table in front of his stage.
IT SHOWED UP ON MY DASH!! I REPEAT IT SHOWED UP ON MY DASH WITH OVER 250 NOTES!!!
Hey so IF we have a MUTUAL follow goin on, feel free to ask for my
- cellular number
- first born
you know, anything you want