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109? One hundred and freaking nine stories? I have fallen so hopelessly behind on my spn_j2_bigbang reading, I counted the fics to see how much are still waiting for me. Biiiiig mistake. So far I read maybe a fifth. :/ I guess baby steps it is then. If any of you lovely writers gets a glowing comment to your bigbang around the time of Christmas, it will be me who only now got around to reading it. *g*

Interestingly enough, the majority is J2, with Wincest and Gen pretty evenly split in second place. Is it just me or has there been less Wincest overall in fic? I seem to remember that in the early days of fandom, there seemed to be so, so much of it.

Of course I feel in the latter half of Season 2 the show itself wobbled somewhat and in Season 3 went off the rails - and the level of criticism has been quite high there - while J2 got cuddlier and more squee-worthy so the inspiration shifted from show-related writing to RPS. At least that was my impression. And my personal experience.

Now the wheel might turn again in Season 4 because there appears to be some general excitement for the new Season, the likes of which there hasn`t been since the Season 1 Finale. God, I missed that feeling myself. Yeehaw. Will see if it lives up to the hype and if/how it might manifest in fic.

I`ve got to finish two other projects first but there is a certain itch in my fingers to write Sam and Dean - Wincest and/or Gen - in ways I haven`t felt in a long, long, long time. *cuddles rediscovered love*

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lovis
Aug. 3rd, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
Interestingly enough, the majority is J2, with Wincest and Gen pretty evenly split in second place. Is it just me or has there been less Wincest overall in fic?

See, I was cleaning up my to-be-saved folders yesterday and categorized the stories into J², gen or slash and there were so much more J² than I'd expected.

I was (still am) somewhat surprised at the lack of get-Dean-out-of-hell-stories this summer. Last year there was a lot of fiction and some really good ideas about how to break the deal. I was expecting similar stuff this time but I don't think I read even one story about that. The 'After'-stories I read only referred vaguely and some skipped it all together.

Of course, I don't read all that comes out - not even all the big-bang-fics.
astri13
Aug. 3rd, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
I was (still am) somewhat surprised at the lack of get-Dean-out-of-hell-stories this summer. Last year there was a lot of fiction and some really good ideas about how to break the deal. I was expecting similar stuff this time but I don't think I read even one story about that. The 'After'-stories I read only referred vaguely and some skipped it all together.

Now that you say it, I don`t recall if I read any that truly focused on the getting him out part. Maybe because it should really be impossible, restoring the body as well and all, so most people kept it vague? Hm.

I gotta say for the first time in a long time I`m happy with the show spoilers for how they might manage it.
albeitslowly
Aug. 3rd, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
LOL, I actually wrote a get Dean out of Hell fic, but it was scary dark.

And I'm in the same boat, hardly read any of the big bangs unless I had a direct connection to the author or the story. And I don't read a lot of wincest, not that I have anything against it. It's just easier to read RPS because there's no real canon to muck things up.

How my bigbang ended up being wincest is anyone's guess. I blame it on the music. *nods*


astri13
Aug. 3rd, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
LOL, I actually wrote a get Dean out of Hell fic, but it was scary dark.

I have it sitting safely on my hd, and since I`m now going about reading in reverse order, it`s top of the list. :)

And I'm in the same boat, hardly read any of the big bangs unless I had a direct connection to the author or the story.

I read a couple from flisters or authors I know but at first I was trying to get my own finished in time and then I was trying to get my summergen finished in time, so reading fic kind of fell by the wayside. *sigh*

And I don't read a lot of wincest, not that I have anything against it. It's just easier to read RPS because there's no real canon to muck things up.

I used to read a lot of Wincest when I started in fandom - and I still had a certain barrier to RPS back then. But last Season, it was, well, I didn`t even feel enthused about watching most of the time, the characterization, the changes, all not agreeing with me.

And I was afraid fic would either reflect the Season 3 vibe as well - no thanks - or painfully remind me of the good old days and I wanted neither. I hardly read another about Dean and Sam all last year.

How my bigbang ended up being wincest is anyone's guess. I blame it on the music. *nods*

Heh. I noticed you even had a soundtrack for it. *envies* I wouldn`t know the first thing about compiling one for a story. Also, my musical tastes are a bit, odd, maybe. *g*
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