Penname: fanspired [Contact] Real name: karen
Member Since: 07/09/11
Website: http://fanspired.livejournal.com/
Bio:
Looking back on it, I suppose I was always writing fan fiction; I just didnít know thatís what it was back then. The first story I can remember writing, when I was seven, was a Captain Scarlet-Doctor Who crossover. In my teens I wrote supernatural AU RPS based on my favourite pop group Ė a band of brothers Ė and the characters in all my later stories evolved from those.

But then I went to college and learned about literature. I was intimidated by the great authors I was reading, and for decades I stopped writing altogether. All my stories stayed in my head, where I watched them play out like TV shows or movies, and they never saw the light of day.

I learned a lot in those years, though, about genre and narrative and POV, and I learned about Epic Romance . . . but TV drama was always my first love and I applied what Iíd learned to everything I watched. I drove my husband nuts, analysing all our favourite shows and movies to death, but I realized that the things I loved most - Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Xena and Hercules, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter Ė all had common themes: they were about heroes and the supernatural, they were mythic and epic, they were funny and self mocking but they were also dramatic and angsty . . . and sometimes they were a bit gay.

In the Summer of 2011 I was anticipating the end of the Harry Potter franchise and wondering what I was going to do with myself when it was finished . . . so I hired the first season of Supernatural.

How had I missed this show before? It had everything! It was mythic, it was epic, it had the supernatural (of course) and the humour and the drama and all the angst, and . . . it was about brothers. It was like Iíd come full circle (as epic romances are apt to do) and half way through the second season my first SPN fanfic came out of me like a punch. Iíd found my muses, and now I had to write about this show, even though I was convinced no one else would be interested in reading my efforts. But then a friend suggested I post it on line, and I finally discovered the world of fandom writing! So much talent out there! So many wonderful writers and stories! I learned so much from them.

In those early months I dashed off several one shots based on the show, but I suppose it was inevitable that Iíd eventually want to write my own epic. There is something in me that, when it sees a Ďnatural orderí immediately wants to upset it, so I started imagining an alternate story. I saw a world where Dean hadnít become the bad-ass we all know so well. Heíd had an ordinary life that had allowed some of the softer traits weíve sometimes glimpsed to develop more fully. Meanwhile Sam had grown up in the hunting life alone, unprotected, not knowing Dean until they are thrown together for the first time at the start of season one. What would this Sam be like? How would this Dean cope with being suddenly thrust into a supernatural world he never knew existed? An AU serial was born.

The Song Remains the Same is up to its sixth episode now. Iíve posted it on FF, LJ, Sinful Desires and the Sam/Dean Archive and now Iím introducing it to AO3, and itís also being translated by a Russian reader who has posted up to episode four on LJ and Diary.ru.

The past two years have been a journey of discovery for me as well as my boys. Iíve been amazed and thrilled with the enthusiasm, support and encouragement Iíve received from readers and I can never adequately express how much that means to me. Iíve met some wonderful, interesting people and made new friends in the process. And I have Supernatural to thank for all this, and especially Eric Kripke and other members of his creative team who have been my inspiration. As for all those other shows and movies and authors (and pop musicians) Iíve admired . . . well, theyíre in the mix as well :)

I just learned this morning that Supernatural has been renewed for a tenth season. I have mixed feelings about that, but it leads me to hope that if the show still goes on, so will the Song.

My thanks to you all.



I also post as fanspired on fanfiction.net, the sinful desire archives, AO3 and livejournal.




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Series
Summary: It takes demonic intervention for before the brothers will confront their own demons.
Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Sam, Castiel
Genres: Angst, Drama, Established Relationship, First Time, UST Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: No
Summary: John never married Mary, Dean never became a hunter, Sam never had a father. While Dean grows up in a typical loving family, Sam is raised as a guerilla hunter cut off from normal society. They are thrown together for the first time when the yellow eyed demon attacks Dean's family. Dean abandons his life as a college student and musician and takes to the road with Sam. Now they are fighting side by side, searching for the demon that killed their mothers and trying to save John. This is an episodic serial that mimics the formula and style of the original show, but with an ongoing slash romance subplot.

Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Sam, John, Mary, Meg, Ash, Ava, Bobby, Ellen, Jo, Castiel, Crowley
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Established Relationship, First Time, Gen, Horror, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, UST Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: No
Stories
Summary: After a night of hard drinking Sam wakes up to find himself cuffed naked to the bed, and his brother in the grip of a demon with an unorthodox agenda. Masks are ripped off, walls crumble and feelings are exposed as Sam and Dean are forced to confront their hidden desires.
Context: Season 2, between CROSSROADS and CROATOAN. Setting: A motel en route to River Grove
Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Sam
Genres: First Time Warnings: Non-Con/Rape
Challenges: None
Series: The Personal Demon
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2723
Published: 07/25/11 Updated: 07/25/11
Bad Blood by fanspired Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 57]
Summary: A clue about the Colt leads Sam Campbell and Dean Winchester to Red Lodge where Dean is surprised and delighted to run into an old college buddy, Jim Masters. Sam isn't so thrilled, and is determined to prove the handsome charmer isn't all he appears. Meanwhile, a confrontation with vampires stirs painful memories of his fatal last case with the Campbells.



Characters: Sam, Dean, The Campbells (Gwen, Samuel, Christian, Mark, others, Lenore, Eli, mention of Gemma (aka Ruby), other characters, and introducing Jimmy Masters.

Warnings: Language, Sexual content. Contains death of a guest character, some brief torture and captivity elements, and other incidents of death and violence about equivalent to the original show.

PLEASE NOTE this is NOT a crossover story; it retains the integrity of the Supernatural universe and its rules.

Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Other, Sam
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Established Relationship, First Time, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, UST Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: None
Series: The Song Remains the Same
Chapters: 20 Completed: No Word count: 68016
Published: 07/04/13 Updated: 10/31/14
Summary: AKA "The Monster at the End of This Season"

A piece of PWP sparks a confrontation with Supernatural characters, a search for answers, and a battle of wills with the creator. Can I make Season 7 go my way?

This one's got everything: Humor, Drama, Angst, UST, PWP, First Time, Last Time, For All Time. It's even got a happy ending - just, not at the end :P It's not entirely serious, but it does have some sweet moments. Hope you enjoy it :)

Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, OFC, Sam
Genres: Angst, Drama, First Time, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Parody, PWP, UST Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7441
Published: 09/05/11 Updated: 09/05/11
Deliverance by fanspired Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Poem written POV Dean after Sam exorcises Alastair for the first time in season 4
Categories: Gen Characters: Castiel, Dean, Sam
Genres: Drabble Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 104
Published: 07/27/11 Updated: 07/27/11
Summary: Drabbles on the loss of innocence - a response to the last 3 episodes of Season 6
Categories: Gen Characters: Castiel
Genres: Drabble Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 288
Published: 08/24/11 Updated: 08/26/11
Summary: Poem/drabble POV Dean re: Season 5 Finale (I gave it the R rating for the swearing - Gen or slash, depends how you read it.)
Categories: Gen Characters: Dean
Genres: Drabble Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 147
Published: 08/17/11 Updated: 08/26/11
Summary: The first time was just a fluke. The second first time? A big misunderstanding. But the third first time? Now wait just a damn minute...

Written by catchclaw, based on an idea by catchclaw and fanspired.

Categories: Slash Characters: Bobby, Castiel, Dean, OFC, Ruby, Sam
Genres: Angst, First Time, Humor Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes Word count: 29531
Published: 05/15/12 Updated: 09/17/12
Golem by fanspired Rated: R [Reviews - 78]
Summary: Amanda Winchester is dead and John is possessed by the yellow-eyed demon. Their son Dean has dropped out of college, abandoned his old life, and taken to the road with the mysterious hunter, Sam Campbell. Sam is teaching Dean about the supernatural and, together, they have embarked on a quest to find and rescue John, and avenge the deaths of their mothers. But Sam is harbouring secrets: about his dark past, about his strange prophetic visions, and about his struggle against his powerful attraction to Dean.

While Dean Winchester struggles with the grief of his motherís death and his anxieties about his demon possessed father, he and his new hunter friend, Sam Campbell, have to do battle with a creature made of mud walking. (Can be read as a stand alone story).


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The beautiful banner was created by yelynx

This episode has now been TRANSLATED into RUSSIAN by the very talented yelynx . Her master post is available at http://yelynx.livejournal.com/21523.html


Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, John, Other, Sam
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Horror, UST Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: The Song Remains the Same
Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes Word count: 35328
Published: 11/20/11 Updated: 02/19/13
Summary: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME: PILOT EPISODE

Attempting to escape from his violent past and the demands of his hunter family, Sam Campbell is struggling to make a life for himself in a new town when a death vision of his employerís wife and son, under horribly familiar circumstances, draws him back into old ways and the hunt for his motherís killer.

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After the Demon attacks the Winchester family, Sam Campbell must protect and prepare John's shell-shocked son, Dean - a task that is complicated by Sam's growing attraction for the irritating but charismatic college student. When a couple disappear on a lonely Californian road it provides an opportunity to initiate Dean into the dark mysteries of the Supernatural.

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[I'd like to acknowledge/apologize to the creators and writers of Supernatural for all original dialogue lovingly pinched and abused for the purposes of this fic. The beautiful banners were created by yelynx ]

This episode has now been TRANSLATED into RUSSIAN by the very talented yelynx Her master post is available at http://yelynx.livejournal.com/17155.html


Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, John, OFC, OMC, Sam
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama, Horror, Humor, Pre-Slash, UST Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: None
Series: The Song Remains the Same
Chapters: 26 Completed: Yes Word count: 69252
Published: 08/06/11 Updated: 07/10/13
Prank'd by fanspired Rated: R [Reviews - 69]
Summary: Dean Winchester is adjusting to his motherís death and his fatherís disappearance. Sam Campbell is adjusting to Dean Winchester. As they hunt an invisible killer on a reality TV show, Dean hones the skills that will help him survive . . . always assuming Sam doesnít kill him first. (Can be read as a stand alone story)

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Featuring Sam, Dean, the guy from the Gilmore Girls, other actors and members of the film industry, and introducing Sasha Dmitri Novak. (The beautiful banner was created by yelynx )

Warning: contains violence and goriness about equivalent to what you might expect to find in any SPN episode.

This episode has now been TRANSLATED into RUSSIAN by the very talented yelynx and her master post is available at http://yelynx.livejournal.com/24036.html


Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Other, Sam
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama, Horror, Humor, UST Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: None
Series: The Song Remains the Same
Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes Word count: 36000
Published: 02/11/12 Updated: 05/13/12
Summary: One shot shmoop, because I needed it. And I'm guessing I'm not the only one.
Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Sam
Genres: Established Relationship Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 835
Published: 11/25/11 Updated: 11/25/11
Sleeper by fanspired Rated: R [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Dean contemplates the nature and roots of his feelings for Sam. Context: early season 2, before Croatoan. Contains moderate wincest thoughts. Warning: includes brief character death fantasy.
Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Sam
Genres: UST Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: The Personal Demon
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 840
Published: 07/24/11 Updated: 07/24/11
Something Wicked? by fanspired Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 77]
Summary: A little girl has an imaginary friend who knows too much. When Sam Campbell and Dean Winchester investigate, Dean is haunted by memories of the little brother he never had.



Warning: contains violence, references to child murder and abuse and death of a child character

This episode is now being TRANSLATED into RUSSIAN by the very talented yelynx and her master post is available at http://yelynx.livejournal.com/31971.html


Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, John, Other, Sam
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Established Relationship, First Time, Horror, Hurt/Comfort Warnings: Character Death, Child Abuse
Challenges: None
Series: The Song Remains the Same
Chapters: 21 Completed: Yes Word count: 64002
Published: 11/07/12 Updated: 07/10/13
Summary: So Sam and Dean stop at a cafe and Sam orders a jelly doughnut and milkshake. So what? What's got Dean's cage rattled?
Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Sam
Genres: Humor, UST Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1847
Published: 07/26/11 Updated: 07/26/11
Supernatural Song by fanspired Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: The story of seasons one to five in music and video.
Categories: Slash Characters: Bobby, Castiel, Dean, John, Mary, Ruby, Sam
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 285
Published: 04/21/12 Updated: 04/21/12
Summary: It's the night before the confrontation with Lucifer, and Sam wants to know what really happened outside Rivergrove. What follows would never be shown on TV but the Impala would remember and, when he most needed to, so would Sam.
Context: Season 5: Finale, immediately after conversation where Sam makes Dean promise to leave Sam in Hell and lead a normal life without him Ė last line of that scene: ďYou go lead some normal, apple pie life, Dean. Promise me!"
Categories: Slash Characters: Castiel, Dean, Sam
Genres: Drama, Established Relationship Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: The Personal Demon
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 4435
Published: 07/25/11 Updated: 08/15/11
Summary: A piece of PWP sparks a confrontation with Supernatural characters, a search for answers, and a battle of wills with the creator. Can I make Season 7 go my way?

(Originally "Conversations With Head People", renamed and reposted in honour of the US Season Premier tonight.)

This one's got everything: Humor, Drama, Angst, UST, PWP, First Time, Last Time, For All Time. It's even got a happy ending - just, not at the end :P It's not entirely serious, but it does have some sweet moments. Hope you enjoy it :)

Categories: Slash Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, First Time, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Parody, PWP Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7411
Published: 09/23/11 Updated: 09/23/11
Together by fanspired Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 92]
Summary: Everything changes. Everything stays the same. Tensions mount between Sam Campbell and Dean Winchester until an explosive quarrel drives the friends apart. Sam finds himself drawn to a pretty stranger while Dean confronts a sinister scarecrow. You think you know this story. Think again. (Can be read as a stand alone story)


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Warning: Contains incidents of death and violence equivalent to a typical SPN episode.

This episode is now being TRANSLATED into RUSSIAN by the very talented yelynx and her master post is available at http://yelynx.livejournal.com/28672.html

Categories: Slash Characters: Dean, Meg, Other, Sam
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, First Time, Horror, Hurt/Comfort Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: The Song Remains the Same
Chapters: 16 Completed: Yes Word count: 50585
Published: 04/27/12 Updated: 11/19/12
Summary: Co-written by catchclaw and fanspired when we both had more important things to do.
Categories: Gen Characters: Dean, Other, Sam
Genres: Humor Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 283
Published: 08/10/12 Updated: 08/10/12