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Post your threads for challenge pieces (fic, art, etc) here. Big bangs, exchanges, themed challenges are all welcome.


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SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

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art by colls

http://samdean-otp.livejournal.com/529529.html

Summary: After the third trial is aborted, Dean takes Sam to hospital where he recovers. Dean wants them to rest a while, he needs Sam to get better in his own time so - with Charlie's help - Dean takes Sam on a luxury vacation to the sun-kissed beaches of Mexico. Charlie suggests their cover should be as a gay couple and, reluctantly both brothers go along with the plan. While they both rest, recover and for the first time in a long time have normal lives, the brothers reconnect but in a way that neither of them ever expected.
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

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The fic isn't my thing but I was curious why exactly they needed to go on vacation as a couple, so I took a peek. No good reason whatsoever. They kinda do give reasons that make no sense, but hey, if pretend boyfriend trope is your trope, who cares? Have fun!
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

(Anonymous)
Pretend boyfriends is indeed my trope. Unfortunately, this still didn't do anything for me. Dean was trying to hook Sam up with women throughout and Sam kept having to remind him that they were posing as a couple and it was never really a big 'thing' in the story. I'm not even sure why they were posing as one to begin with. I guess to something about making travel easier.
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

(Anonymous)
Yeah, that reason for posing as a couple totally escaped me, too, and I checked it out in the first place because I couldn't imagine why they'd do that. Charlie suggested they do, so they're like, Okay! There is something about how some people might still remember them as the crazy killers Winchester brothers from TV, so the thing to do is... change the last names and pretend to be a gay couple while you go on vacation to a foreign country where they haven't even seen your mug in the first place? Because if some border official recognizes your faces, he's gonna look at your passports and go, Oh okay, different last names and these guys are a couple, not brothers. Shrug, stamp, welcome to Mexico. So it's a plot device that's not even trying that hard.
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

Hey guys - you do realise that this is just light and fluffy fan fiction not Dickens don't you? I don't mind your criticism at all - tis not cruel and - hey - you are right - I didn't give any justifiable reason - possibly because I wrote most of this between working hard and running a home etc.

I get that there are epic writers in fandom but I'm not one of them!!
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

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Annie, that's totally fine! The fandom needs its light fluff writers. There is plenty of people out there who would love to read a pretend boyfriend trope, and it doesn't need to be heavily justified either to be enjoyable. You don't have to explain anything - just be the established fandom writer that you are! I love seeing your name around challenges. What you write might not be my thing, but it's good seeing familiar fandom faces. We're not saying that you have to be an epic writer but we're not making fun of you either. We're just having a discussion about what worked and what didn't work for us as readers.

You often seem hurt by the comments in this place, so if I may offer a bit of perspective? This place is not here to criticize you or comment on you or poke fun at you. (Some trolls do it anyway but trolls will be trolls.) It's a place for readers to discuss fics. I'm a writer as well, and I come here because I like to talk about fics, and I read comments on my own fics as well because I believe that a writer can learn a lot from uninhibited reader's opinion, even inelegantly expressed one, if she wants to keep growing. But if you're perfectly happy with where you are, by god, be happy and keep writing! We're just discussion fics, not demanding you change.
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

Ahh thank you - really I'm never hurt by criticism of my writing! I write novels and my husband reads them and often laughs out loud (the b**tard!) I come to explain just because I can - I do like coming here and reading what people write (unless - as you say - they are trolling and cruel). I would love to be a serious writer and have done some stuff I am fairly proud of! The only thing I hate is the mocking of my dog icon...but that is because I am sadly proud of my dog!

Thank you for coming here to explain but I am not hurt honest! I have had far worse things said about my writing and one day I hope that my book makes it to a real publisher!
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

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Aw, I'm sorry, Annie. Even if the trope didn't deliver *quite* in the way I had hoped, I still enjoyed the story. It was definitely a nice, fluffy read.
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

(Anonymous)
Gosh nonnies, did you know we're not supposed to discuss fanfic in a critical manner, they're not Dickens!
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Re: SDMB: All I Need (Is You) [Sam/Dean, NC-17] by annie 46

I was being slightly ironic...please do not stop discussing fan fic in any way. Tis always interesting to read what you have to say!
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