Masterlist: Fanfics, SPN Goodies, and sundry others

My catalog of fanfic is not extensive, but I feel the need to gather it and put it all in one place. I'm also planning to use this as a general index of some of the better bits and pieces that I've posted over the now several years that I've had this journal (hey, I'm a librarian, this is kinda my thing!). So, without further ado:



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10 Day Celebrity Crush Challenge - Day 10

Post 10 celebrities you have been in love with (had a crush on). One per day. No comment, just a picture. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge. I challenge anyone who wants to play.



I'm guessing this is not a surprise!

Don't get me wrong--I love all of SPN's cast and most of their characters. Misha is amazing, kind, intelligent. Jared's very funny & quick, a great actor, and yes, handsome. I could list my admiration for all of the major cast members, one by one, both men and women.

But which one is still surprising me, moving me to tears or laughter even after multiple viewings of an episode, or hell, even a con video? Wins me over with his voice? Can buckle my knees with a new photo?

Who caused this reserved middle aged librarian to lose her cool completely the first time she got to do a photo op with him?

There's only one.

10 Day Celebrity Crush Challenge - Day 9

Post 10 celebrities you have been in love with (had a crush on). One per day. No comment, just a picture. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge. I challenge anyone who wants to play. (I missed a day! So I'll post two today--here's the next "crush" in my own personal timeline.)



I've met him, in fact. Forgive me if I've told this story before. He was the guest speaker at the grand opening of our library's new building, six years ago. We were told by his people ahead of time to keep our distance, "no picture or autograph requests, please.". I was alone in the Reference office when our Foundation director brought him through on their way back from lunch. (It's sort of the back way to the admin area.). When he saw me, he stopped, and she introduced us. He said it was lovely to meet me. I stood up and said it was nice to meet him too, all the while seeing Leslie shooting me a look like she was afraid I was about to leap the counter between us to get closer. I settled for waving at him with both hands. Jazz hands.

Of course, he happily posed for pictures with staff later.

That evening at the packed reading he gave, every time he mentioned a different book, like Sandman or Americsn Gods, people would scream for it.

He's a true rock star author.

10 Day Celebrity Crush Challenge - Day 8

Post 10 celebrities you have been in love with (had a crush on). One per day. No comment, just a picture. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge. I challenge anyone who wants to play.



Mal: Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain’t we just?

10 Day Celebrity Crush Challenge - Day 6

Post 10 celebrities you have been in love with (had a crush on). One per day. No comment, just a picture. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge. I challenge anyone who wants to play.



Speaking chronologically, he should have been #5. Oddly, not because of the boombox scene. It was a teen romantic comedy/road trip to meet a "Sure Thing" that did it. Still would follow him anywhere.

10 Day Celebrity Crush Challenge - Day 3

Post 10 celebrities you have been in love with (had a crush on). One per day. No comment, just a picture. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge. I challenge anyone who wants to play.



Trying to go in chronological order. For me, these guys are about a summer of my life, on my own, working in Yellowstone the year it burned down, driving with a long gone boy and listening to the Joshua Tree album until I knew every word.

10 Day Celebrity Crush Challenge - Day 2

Post 10 celebrities you have been in love with (had a crush on). One per day. No comment, just a picture. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge. I challenge anyone who wants to play.



I feel like this one might deserve a little explanation. Archie is the co-lead of the Nero Wolfe series of mysteries by Rex Stout. There are over 40 books, and they were written between 1934 and 1975. I discovered them as s teenager, and I guess you could say I found my first fandom in them; I fell hard, and spent the next several years scouring bookstores for titles I hadn't yet read, learning about the author, developing theories about their world, and talking about them. Like, a lot.

The world is awesome, with memorable characters, Wolfe is an amazing creation full of habits and contradictions, and some of the mysteries are compelling plots--but the real draw was always Archie, essentially Watson to Wolfe's Holmes. He's the narrator, so the voice in my head when I think of the books now. Funny, capable, graceful on a dance floor and quick-thinking in a fight. (Do I have a type? Why would you ask that?) A good detective paired with a genius one. A hell of a man.

Damn--I feel a re-read coming on!