07 November 2015 @ 03:37 pm

Dean/Cas Big Bang 2015

Title: To Mend The Cracks With Gold
Author: [personal profile] starsandgutters // [ profile] starsandgutters on LJ // andthestarsaregone on tumblr
Artist: [ profile] shanikins42 // shanikins42 on tumblr
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 58903
Warnings: canon-typical violence, explicit sexual content, temporary character death
Summary: The river ends at the source.
After almost losing Charlie to the Stynes, and almost losing Cas in the fight that follows, Dean Winchester is ready to do whatever it takes to rid himself of the Mark of Cain. But when the solution turns out to lie in unfinished Winchester business - shutting the gates of hell - Dean begins to realize this is a quest he might not survive.

Fic link: read on AO3
Art link: first piece // second piece (on deviantArt)
Current Mood: exhausted
29 January 2013 @ 01:19 pm
Fandom: Vampire Chronicles
Disclaimer: Don't own nuthin'
Rating: Explicit
Summary: A study in words, as Louis strives to pay for what he perceives as his first murder. Set shortly before his meeting with Lestat. 
A/N: Wow. It feels so weird to be writing this stuff again. But this small (and very dark) plot bunny hopped up, and wouldn't hop away. I've also never quite written anything in this format before, so... whoo. Thanks to [ profile] overlimits and [personal profile] fanged_angel for looking this over for me, and encouraging me to post it.


Je suis la plaie et le couteau )


09 December 2012 @ 07:35 am
Hi there!

All fanfiction and general fanwork will be public; the rest of my posts, the ones pertaining to my personal life, will be friends-only. Now, that isn't saying much, given that I neglect this poor journal far more than I should. But if you'd still like to be in on the schtick, leave me a comment and we're probably good. Unless you're a bot, we have nothing in common, or both. :)
09 December 2012 @ 06:33 am
I don't usually do this (Xmas cards aren't traditional in Italy, unless you're giving someone a present) but I've seen a few folks on the F-list engaging in it and I wanted to return the love. :)

So, leave your address at this post (all comments will be of course screened) should you like to receive a card from Il Bel Paese, lol.

Current Mood: thankful
19 November 2012 @ 10:57 am
My first time attempting a 221B (for those who don't know, 221 words, the last one starting with B).
I know it's ridiculously soppy, but I'd had a bad day and really needed something cosy. (Also, I dare you not to be soppy when you're listening to Explosions In The Sky. Best band for feels.) 

Courteously britpicked by the very lovely [ profile] epanaphoric. Apparently, even in a couple hundred words, "there's always something". Also [ profile] overlimits, as ever giver of confidence boosts.

under the cut )

Current Music: The Only Moment We Were Alone - Explosions In The Sky
Current Mood: sore
19 November 2012 @ 12:28 am
Yeeeah. The hiatuses grow ever longer. I ought to remedy that.

Instead, I just changed my blurb and renewed the icon-park, probably causing half of the old ones to glitch/disappear. Oops?

I'll fix it when I don't feel like hell on legs when I have time.

Also, wow. Lots of things appear to have changed. I'm not loving the new Friends Page. >> *immediately reverted to old one* Damn you, LJ.
Current Mood: cold
18 August 2012 @ 02:12 am
Welp. I haven't written in this journal for months, and when I do it's to post fic? Oh well. Could be worse.

This is the very first ficlet I've written in Sherlock fandom-- I don't usually wait so long before charging through, but I love these characters so much, I almost have a reverential fear of trying to capture them in words. I hope I didn't fail completely.

Rating: PG
Summary: John goes back to 221B to try and start dealing with the mess Sherlock left behind. Things don't go so well.
A/N: Beta'd and britpicked by the lovely Alice. All remaining mistakes are mine.
Wordcount: 1312

I used to live alone before I knew you. )

Current Mood: accomplished
01 June 2012 @ 02:51 pm
I suppose I'm late to the party, but I've finally been lured over to Dreamwidth. It took me a while to get it to work, it's still not as cool-tweaked as Livejournal (oh how I mourn for custom moodthemes), but it's ad-free and grants me a whole lot of icon space.

I'm not abandoning Livejournal, of course, but it's likely that I'll more and more often write from DW and crosspost it to LJ. So just in case any of you has a Dreamwidth account and wants to follow me there as well, this is the address:

  It's a Nuclear Show and the Stars Are Gone.


Current Mood: calm
16 April 2012 @ 12:32 am

Title: Friends Don't Let Friends Shower Alone
Rating: R
Pairing: Kinn, mentions of Finchel and Klaine
Spoilers: Up to 3x12, "The Spanish Teacher"; later events not taken into account.
Summary:  "Hygiene is important, Finn! Cleanliness is next to godliness, and all the rest of the similar stuff I’d be spouting at you if I did in fact believe in it!" --Written for a prompt from the lovely [ profile] epanaphoric that literally said "Kurt teaches Finn how to wash down there". I kid you not. It started out as a joke, and turned into 9 pages in Word. Look at my life, look at my choices.
A/N: Unbetaed, so all mistakes are fully mine. Also, I had a really hard time finishing this fic, due to the fact my Glee muses seem to have gone on holiday, and it looks as if they'll be there for a while, unless the upcoming episodes are somehow completely amazing. I have exam sessions coming up, but beyond that, I just can't seem to feel the characters anymore. :( It's sad, but they've kept me company for a couple of amazing years, so I have no regrets. Regardless of whether I will write other Gleefics or not, I hope you enjoy this one! <3

Because sometimes, pamphlets aren't enough. )

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Current Mood: nostalgic
23 February 2012 @ 07:43 pm
Hmmm, random entry is random, but. As those of you who are acquainted with my Tumblr might now, I have recently taken an obsession interest in Santana/Sebastian interactions, and have been taking prompts and consequently writing drabbles about them... this one turned out about 1300 words, and thus falls, IMHO, more in the ficlet zone than the drabble one-- ergo, I thought it might be somewhat worthy of LJ honors. ;)

Here's the (thus far untitled) ficlet, and for those of you who watch Glee: is this ship even known, much less liked, outside of Tumblr? Let me know!

Prompt: "Sebastian wants to go public with their relationship but Santana isn’t ready." )

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Current Mood: accomplished
17 January 2012 @ 03:22 pm
Wow, I can't believe I finally got this out. It's been... forever since the last instalment. Here's to hoping any of you still remember this little "experiment", and that this new chapter doesn't disappoint. Thank you for sticking with me if you did! :)

Title: Running the Banner Down
Rating: NC-17 overall
Pairings: past-Finchel, Klaine (mentioned), Finn/OC, Kinn (eventually)
Spoilers: Everything up to the current hiatus. It's set after the end of season 3, anyway.
Summary: When you try your best, but end up left behind and broken-hearted, there's only one way not to end up a Lima loser: get the hell out of town.
Credit: beta'd by [ profile] epanaphoric

First Chapter

She was a fast machine, kept her motor clean. )

Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: You and I - Lady Gaga
01 November 2011 @ 07:58 pm
Title: Running the Banner Down
Rating: NC-17 eventually
Pairings: past-Fuinn, past-Finchel, Klaine (mentioned), Finn/OC, Kinn (eventually)
Spoilers: Everything up to the current hiatus. It's set after the end of season 3, anyway.
Summary: When you try your best, but end up left behind and broken-hearted, there's only one way not to end up a Lima loser: get the hell out of town.
Credit: beta'd by [ profile] epanaphoric 

I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been )

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Current Music: Omaha - Counting Crows
Current Mood: tired
20 October 2011 @ 01:12 am
Here it is - the first part of this somewhat intimidating plot bunny. I've never written anything quite like this, so... it's a bit of an on-the-road adventure for me too.

Title: Running the Banner Down
Rating: PG for now, will increase as we go
Pairings: past-Fuinn, past-Finchel, Klaine (mentioned), Finn/OC, Kinn (eventually)
Spoilers: Everything up to the current hiatus. It's set after the end of season 3, anyway.
Summary: When you try your best, but end up left behind and broken-hearted, there's only one way not to end up a Lima loser: get the hell out of town.
Credit: Thanks to [ profile] epanaphoric for her patient, thorough beta work, and to [ profile] overlimits for bouncing ideas around with me and taking a first look at this!

Prologue )
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Current Mood: excited