FIRST OF ALL, as you all probably have noticed, fandomaid is open for business to help people and animals that have been impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. It's all buy-it-now, and there's is some really amazing stuff up for instant grabs! I have perhaps gone a little nuts buying fanart, but! It's for a good cause, amIrite? Anyway, I recommend you check out this great stuff and bid on things!
I'm not offering fic this time around, because I still owe stuff from years ago (which I will write I swear!!), so clearly my track record is shit. But! I am offering betas! Keep in mind that big bang season is almost nearly about to be upon us!!! LOL, oh my god, why did I say that?
Speaking of big bangs! Or little ones! Or ones that are supposed to be little but end up big because it's me writing them! My samdean_otp minibang posted last week, and you should all read it if that's your thing:
Title: Living on Flood Tides
Characters/Pairings: Sam/Dean, past Sam/Lucifer, brief Dean/Lisa at the beginning
Rating: NC-17 for explicit sexual content (including somnophilia and the dubcon that comes with it), references to torture, non-con, and all other manners of fun Hell trauma (not graphic), implications of a relationship that has been going on since Sam was underage (he could have been 18, but it definitely started pre-series)
Word Count: 20,000
Summary: AU after 5x22: Sam mysteriously returns from the cage and Dean thinks their problems are solved. Unfortunately, Sam is so shaken from his time in Hell that he can't—won't?—even talk to Dean, and when natural disasters begin to occur as frequently as they did when the Devil was walking the Earth, Dean realizes his brother may have acquired some of the angel's powers without picking up the ability to control them. In order to prevent Sam from hurting anyone, Dean finds a house as far from anything as he can manage and settles there to wait until the day Sam gets better—or until they both get killed by Sam's grace.
Much more important than the story is the art that the devastatingly talented quickreaver created for it. You should go check it out even if you don't read the fic. :)
OR, if you'd rather read a minibang that is frankly better than mine, I beta'd this and, although I don't usually do insta-recs, I cannot recommend this hard enough:
Cardinal Hunter by zubeneschamali which features SAM AND DEAN AS PACIFIC RIM JAEGER PILOTS--AHHHHH!!!!!!! Seriously, read it. And also check out this sweet ass art that mashimero did for it.
I owe the world a real entry about my life that will probably never happen because there is too much to say and no time to say it. Basically: the semester continues to be a black hole of stress and suck and Wincon was amazing--so much so that I probably can't post about it because thinking about how great it was just makes me more depressed about the fact that actual life is so much more terrible than that week was. XD I'm up to my tits in writing commitments, but I am actually finally FINALLY coming out of my 4+ month writing drought so YAY FOR THAT. I am finally not just writing but feeling kind of good about writing. :) I'm still pushing through my robotbigbang (but it's okay, because I'm going to Canada next month so both the mod and my poor, abused artist will get to punch me for the fact that it's now over a month past my posting date and still not done /o\). Then I will work on spn_j2_xmas and two things I am REALLY excited for, the amazing prompts I claimed for the spn_reversebang. I'm working with petite_madame and sillie82, both artists I have fangirled literally my entire time in fandom, and I have some ideas I cannot wait to work on for those stories. So, yes. I am a spoiled girl, and the fact that I have finally remembered what it feels like to be EXCITED ABOUT WRITING THINGS has done a lot to life my spirits this semester (UNLIKE THIS WEATHER AHH WHY IS COLD???). So! That is the five minute version of my life right now. I hope you guys are doing great. <3333