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16th-Jun-2008 11:21 am
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It's kinda hard to know what to write after you've been gone for a while. There's fandom stuff.

I saw that Jared and Sandy broke up. The poor guy looked pretty crushed about it. I think it's proof that J2 really does destroy the soul that I immediately thought: So get Jensen plastered and make your move already. But, I mean, seriously, it's both horrible because of how sad he looks and also not so vaguely reminiscent of half the J2 fics I've read. Still, poor guy.

When he hooks up with another girl we're all going to be crushed.

Also, the big bangs are out. Well, they're trickling out. I have to tell you, as far as signs go, the fact that I was more excited for Big Bangs than I was for Christmas or my Birthday last year is probably pretty telling. Still, slightly pathetic or no, I'm having a freaken fantastic time. Good J2 AU are hard to find, and I was starting to worry that I'd pretty much tapped the internet.

But here they are, just in time. New, beautiful stories just about every day. It's marvelous.

I'm not reading as much wincest as I used to. Not that I've suddenly decided it's wrong or anything. I mean, look who you're talking to here. I'm just not that interested in the fic that the show's direction is producing. Of course, I thought the same thing about the five hundred thousand "Save Dean's Soul" stories too, and I ended up reading and liking quite a few of those. So, I guess we'll see. But for now, while the internet is flooded with happy J2 goodness ... Dean/Sam has kinda taken a backseat to Jensen/Jared.

Because I really, really love a good J2 AU. It's an endless supply of reading material, all full of characters that I know and love. And they're getting inventive. Or, you know, not. Some are inventive and brilliant and some are just remakes of movies that we loved, or didn't, and they're brilliant too. It's basically just good all the way around.

lol. As if I need to convince most of you guys.

I think I'll actually put together a rec list here pretty soon. I've been a bookmarking fiend, so I have a lot to share. And I've got about 18k or so of a J2 AU written. It's about the boys in rehab. Not exactly happy, but not as dull and grey as it sounds either. Kinda surprisingly schmoopy, actually.

And there's real life stuff, but none of that is anywhere near as entertaining as fandom ... or as easy. I think I'm basically going through another mid-life crisis. This is like the third one. I'm 23 now. Usually, I'm pretty sure people spread them out a little better.

... Who knows.

So, basically, that's what I've been up to. I'm really going to make an effort to write in this thing a lot more. For gods sake, it's a journal. All I have to do is talk about myself and the things that amuse me. And that really shouldn't be a problem. I'm in my head constantly.
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16th-Jun-2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
EEE! So glad to see you again! Haven't seen you online in ages!
17th-Jun-2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Hey! I'm glad to see you again too. I know, I've been out of it for a while. I'm glad to be back though.

How have things been going for you?
17th-Jun-2008 09:47 am (UTC) - Welcome Back! :D
Hey there stranger! Good to hear from you!

On the Jared and Sandy front, yeah you gotta feel for the poor boy, can't have been easy get up there in front of all the fans to announce it offically, but he's a trooper! I do have to hang my head in shame and admit that the fangirl in me went, "Well get off your butt and go get Jensen then!" ;) And when Jensen's parents were at the con and met up with Jared, the fangirl went, "see even your family love him, go jump him Jensen!" LOL!

I'm with you on the J2 AU front too, I've only just tapped into them in the last few months and OMG a goldmine! It's like watching movies with Jared and Jensen in them, just with their own names! ;P

Midlife crisis doesn't sound good, but hopefully you will be able to drown some of your sorrows in good old fandom goodness (just ignore the crappy wank that seems to go with it!) and entertain us all with you awesome fics again.

Can't wait to read your J2 AU, I love the angst mixed with the schmoop, so it sounds just up my alley!

WELCOME BACK!! :D

17th-Jun-2008 03:09 pm (UTC) - Re: Welcome Back! :D
Yeah. He was a trooper. Poor guy. And yeah, we want what's best for him. It'd just be really cool if he agreed that what was best for him was lots of hot sex with Jensen - which would preferably be leaked to the internet at some point. lol.

Oh, god yes. J2 Au is a brilliant little goldmine. I felt the same way once. For a long time I didn't read any j2 because it felt like an intrusion on their privacy. Er, not that it's not. But, you know ... I got over it. Probably at least partly because there are so many brilliant - and long! - j2 au stories out there. It just seems like a waste to ignore such an expansive genre of fics.

I think I'm actually going to put together that rec list now, so make sure to check it out if you get bored sometime.
17th-Jun-2008 11:50 am (UTC)
What? Are you kidding? They broke up? But they've just gotten engaged! I didn't read this anywhere else on my F-list.... Seriously?

But other than that, I hear you about the fics! I'm totally into J2 AU as well. Mostly because I've always preferred AUs, because there's just so much more you can explore. And here, the angst differs. It's not always "oh no, brothers" or "oh no, you'll die/turn evil" angst.
17th-Jun-2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I swear that they broke up. Unless it was some sort of elaborate joke. But I saw a clip of a con where Jared announced that they were no longer engaged and no longer together. I swear!

Here, I found the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8gDs8I8Keg

He says, "She's fine. And I'm ... fine." A horrible little pause. Poor guy.

And I really agree about the j2 au. Well, obviously. lol. But there's just so much more you can do with it. And they deal with so many different issues. And I really love the cast, to tell you the truth. Chris and Steve and Tom and Mike and hell, even Chad ... they really help to round out the stories and provide some extra amusement.

Hell, maybe it all comes down to the fact that I like a little playfulness in my fics, and it's hard to get that with the current Wincest stories. Not a lot of playfulness in going to hell or - worse - clawing your way out of hell.

Who knows, right?

So, have you read any of the Big Bangs yet? A few of them have been pretty good.
20th-Jun-2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks for the link. Poor Jared. He slips into Texan way more when he's nervous. Said ya'all a lot. I can see why the engagement would cause the break-up though. They have been delusionally happy but now that they started planning and Jared was off filming or off on a con or just off, they realized that long distance really wasn't the thing. Especially since Jensen is so close all the time, and so pretty and tempting and they get along so wel and... uhm, yeah. ;)

You're right about the additional cast! Chad is so funny in most of the AUs! In the more-real stories, he's usually more the asshole-ex, but still funny.

And yes, Wincest is just bound to be dark right now. Although I just had a nice idea for a fic a few hours ago. Came up in PMs when I suggested Dean would come back to Earth like Angel, all naked. And you know, it would be awesome if he really came back like Angel, all feral (and anked!) and Sam has to chain him up in an abandoned warehouse and nurse him back to health.

I only read one Big Bang so far. :-/ And even there I scrolled through parts, because I was lacking time and wanted to know the end so bad. It was belystes summer camp fic.

Have you been at abouttwoboys yet? I've read almost all fics there and it has a lot of gems!
21st-Jun-2008 06:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes people make commitments like that to try and save something that's slipping away. He'll be okay though. Poor guy.

And yeah ... Dean coming back all feral might be real interesting. I'm sure he's going to be broken almost beyond repair. And Sam will just have to repair him! It's going to be so good.

If you get around to another Big Bang you should check out the Late Night Double Feature one. It was really cute. The cast was super good, too. It's my favorite big bang so far.

I think I've read just about all the abouttwoboys fics that I wanted to by now ... and probably a few out of boredom. I wish they'd host another challenge. I'd totally sign up!
21st-Jun-2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Heh, I was tempted to read Late Night Double Feature when it was recced at crack_impala, but then didn't, because it's only R. *coughs* Although for the long AU fics I don't really need the smut. I was just fishing for an excuse not to get glued to another epic. But ah, my resolve is majorly cracking now. ;)

Yes! I've been waiting for another challenge. It seems odd to create a comm for just a one-time thing. So many movies that I can see better J-squared. I'd sign up this time as well.