Dean Castiel Big Bang 2016
POISK ISTINY (Finding Truth)
Story: CassondraWinchester & LOTRSPNFanGirl
Rating: Explicit | Genre: ABO - AU |
Other Pairings: Sam/Jess | Word Count: 100k+
Warnings: Mob-level violence, Character death (not main),
torture, ABO dynamics, mpreg (not graphic).
CHARACTER BANNERS | KRUSHNIC BRATVA & PATRIARCA FAMILY CHART
CHAPTER BANNERS | RESIDENCE & LOCATION BANNERS
CHAPTER SPECIFIC IMAGES
It was an absolute joy to work on this story with Dani and Cassie! Even though I'd signed up for this year's DCBB, my first, I'd decided that I wasn't going to take a fic after all. Life was going to be a bear for the coming months leading up to the DCBB event. But, my curiosity got the best of me. And I just had to peek.
There it was. As if it was waiting for me. A mob fic. Love mob stories. I'm also a writer and I've written mob stories for another fandom for ten years! It was calling to me!
And it was an ABO! I could only hope that it was the kind of ABO I could get behind! It sounded like it might be. But, I closed my browser and walked away. I went to work. I went to work on getting carpenters to finish my kitchen reno that was left in the lurch. I went to deal with my brothers as my mother took a turn for the worse.
And still this fic was whispering to me. I couldn't resist. I went back to the DCBB site and peeked again. It was still unclaimed! It was a sign... oh, hell, I don't believe in signs, but... yeah.
I wrote out my claim and held my breath as I hit the send button. And waited.
I didn't have to wait long... it was mine!
WHOOT! OMG! Mine! WOW! I was super excited and super nervous that I could do a 100K fic justice. I don't do art the way I think of art. I don't paint or draw. I manip. And there are limitations to that. I do what I can to work around those, but...fingers crossed.
When Dani and Cassie and I connected it was terrific from the start!
I did the best I could to give them the art that would support their wonderful story. There were a few challenges but, overall, it was a wonderful experience. Never have two people been more open to a true collaboration! Take a look at the Chapter Specific Graphics -- I'm fairly proud of those!
For the cover -- I wanted our two guys on there and I wanted a certain mood to it. I think I got it. And I wanted the image to make you want to read this fantastic fic. I hope it works!
I was lucky, too, that they allowed me to be further involved when I offered my expertise in Mob information and took on the job of beta'ing the story!
All in all it was one of the best experiences I could have had in the Supernatural fandom! I've been pretty lucky
in hooking up with writers who really want to collaborate and have graphics for their stories.
Now... enough about me! Go read the fic, Poisk Istiny!