Wonder Woman 1

When I despair...

I've been searching for a response to last week's events. Something that isn't burying my head in the sand, which is my first instinct. The rest of this decade is going to be unpleasant. My country will bleed in the wake of a catastrophic referendum, and the USA...I can't even begin.

I feel like I've gone through the stages of grief fifty times in he past week. But this weekend I was at a meeting of the Women's Equality Party in Cardiff. I sat in a room with people who are very different from me and from each other - men and women, Welsh, English and from overseas, all ages and races - with one thing in common: we were all looking for a way to do politics differently. To move on from a world in which the loudest liar wins the day. And on my way home, I remembered something.

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always."
Mahatma Gandhi

That's it. That's what I have today. Tomorrow, I start finding ways to fight.

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Sentinel thoughts

I came across 20 amazing facts about the human body a couple of weeks ago. Some of the 20 I already knew, many I didn't. But the interesting ones from a Sentinel fandom perspective are 15, 16 and 20 on the list, as they deal with the senses.

(In case I have readers not in the fandom, the basic premise of The Sentinel is a genetic gift that enhances the five senses to an extraordinary/superhuman degree.)

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SPN Bobby Awesome

Dear summergen writer...

Hi, and thanks for being part of Summergen!

And you got my prompts! I know, I'm the mod, but please don't let that bug you in any way. It kinda messes with the anonymity part of Summergen but that's all.

I know I'll love any story you write for my prompts. What matters most is that you have a blast writing it. So don't feel you need to stick too closely to my ideas if you find the muse is leading you elsewhere.

In terms of genre I'm very easy to please. I don't do well with comedy because I haven't got much of a sense of humour so I often don't get the joke, but gentle humour or out-and-out crack is okay. Beyond that, I have genre dislikes in slash but none of them apply to Summergen ;)

If you glance over my fic (it's all on AO3) to see what I like you'll find that as a writer I lean toward plotty, angsty stories with a side of dark. I have a 'thing' for character deaths (except John Winchester. Him I tend to resurrect a lot!). But as I reader I enjoy many genres I would never write myself.

I love Sam and Dean (Sam slightly more than his brother), but I do not insist on them being major characters in your story. They don't have to appear at all. I am completely in love with John and would love a fic that includes him, but I won't be disappointed if he doesn't appear. I am not a huge fan of Castiel, but as long as he's written in character I can enjoy him in fic. Really, I'm easy to please.

The only thing I really, seriously dislike is writing in the present tense. Unless there's a good reason to do it, present tense just reads to me like, well, lazy at best and illiterate at worst. It just puts me on edge. I have seen some beautifully written fics in the present tense, but it does make it harder for me to enjoy a story.

Oh, and I absolutely loathe RPF, but I think you'd be hard pushed to twist any of my prompts into that, so we should be safe there.

So take what you want of my prompts and just let yourself run with it. Have fun and I know I'll love the result.


SPN John Grey

Fic: Hunter's Haven (Masterpost)

Title: Hunter's Haven
Author: Morgan Briarwood
Fandom: Haven/Supernatural
Wordcount: 24,500
Rating: Mature
Characters: Audrey Parker, Reverend Driscoll, Duke Crocker, Nathan Wuornos, John Winchester, Gabriel
Spoilers: Spoilers for Haven up to 2.10: Who, What, Where, Wendigo and for Supernatural up to 5.22: Swan Song
Notes: Thanks to deadflowers5 for hosting john_w_bigbang and to bdrixhaettc for the amazing artwork. I swore off big bangs this year, but how could I resist one dedicated to John Winchester? I first started this story after the shape-shifter episode of Haven - it was so close to the Supernatural version of shape-shifters I couldn't resist. Then I got to thinking how someone like John would fit into Haven. This story is the result of those musings. I hope you enjoy it.

Summary: Haven, Maine is a town full of mysteries, but even among the weirdness, John Winchester is a puzzle. At first, Audrey Parker is only intrigued. When a series of strange deaths appears to involve him, she decides she needs to solve the puzzle soon. But John, too, is trying to solve one of Haven's mysteries, and this one involves Audrey herself.

Link to Art: Art Masterpost

Links to fic:
LJ: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six
DW: Hunter's Haven
AO3: Hunter's Haven

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