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Fanworks Discussion #1 (previously Fic Discussion #4)
Otter wearing a Samulet
spnanonhaven
[originally posted Feb 17 2012]
Post your threads for challenge pieces (fic, art, etc) here. Big bangs, exchanges, themed challenges are all welcome.


Format like so:

SUBJECT: Title [Main Pairings, Rating] by CREATOR
CONTENT: Additional details (Additional pairings/ Art by whoever/ Wordcount/ Summary/ Description)

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j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
Prompt - Cinderella

http://j2-fairytales.livejournal.com/3775.html

word count - 23,651

Summary: Jared loses his best friend when they are both children, but he never forgets him. And he never expected that he'd get him back.
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Re: j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
I don't usually go for J2, but title + summary + implications of hurt!Jensen mean that I am intrigued. Hm.
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Re: j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
SA

Oh. BDSM verse. Not my thing. :/
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Re: j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
Damn...mine either, thanks for the heads up.
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Re: j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
hmmm, I actually liked this. I'm not sure if it was really necessary to have it be a D/s society, so to speak, but it worked okay in the end. I like that they had to sign an actual contract in the end, including clauses regarding safe words and things that Jensen as the sub didn't approve of. I was a little wary at first, but that made me feel better about the relationship being consensual and safe.
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Re: j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
This one's kind of "Cinderfella meets the almost politically correct fantasy/fairytale version of a BDSM verse." (Just sayin', the actual Disney Princess-focused kinkmeme gets quite a bit kinkier than this fic.)

To a large extent it's also more an outline of a story with some scenes written out than an actual full-on story.

However, JDM's appearance as a cigar-chomping, whip-cracking Fairy Godmother is silly fun, and some of the fic's general cuteness make this mostly harmless/mildly entertaining.
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Re: j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
DL Report: Three parts on LJ, no download.
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Re: j2_fairytales: Cinderella in Chains [J2, NC17] by delanach

(Anonymous)
Pretty light on the BDSM stuff, for the most part. I would not call it a reason for reading or for skipping. Most of it takes place in the form of exposition, and Jensen is a virgin until he gets together with Jared. Basically, instead of having to sweep the hearth, Jensen has to kneel at the hearth. There are some references to physical abuse, but it doesn't seem sexualized.

Another commenter mentioned that it's more like an outline with some scenes written out. Of course, the Cinderella story is so familiar a lot can be skipped over. But definitely the relationship between Jared and Jensen wasn't as detailed as I would have liked. We're told when the story opens that they are playmates and soulmates, only then Jensen moves away and Jared thinks he's dead. When they meet again, they're instantly in love again. But what was there was nice.

The biggest departure from the traditional story was not the BDSM, but Jared tracking wolves. It seemed like the most fleshed out part of the story, and I liked it, but it had little to do with the J2 which is what I came for. I liked what societal details there were (both how the BDSM aspects and the wolves were handled), so I'd count it a world-building win if only the J2 relationship had been given a bit more heft.
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