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My 2014 Annual Review ...

Okay, so everyone else on my F-list seems to be doing this and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a complete and utter lemming, so here's my fandom review of 2014 as best I can compile it ...

Once again I've played exclusively in the Supernatural sandbox this year, and although my fan fiction has tailed off a little, it's been probably my busiest year in fandom since I discovered that wonderful madhouse five years ago!

In 2014 I wrote 91,595 lovely words.  The vast majority of these were fandom words, with a scattering of social words.  I've tended not to include words wirtten at work because - well, they're words written at work - but I did make one exception for a 5,000-word paper I wrote on staff benefits which I hoped would lead to everyone getting an extra day's annual leave.

It didn't.

*sigh* anyhoo, without further ado, here's the fun stuff ...

Random Stories

Multi Chapters:

The Man in the Mirror
Rest and Relaxation
And Baby Makes Three (work in progress - chapter 1 posted 31 December 2014)

One-shots

Time Out (a birthday fic for vansgroi)
Special Delivery (a birthday fic for meazrael_64)
It's Not The Size That Matters (a birthday fic for amberdreams)
The Righteous Man (a birthday fic for theymp)
Floor Show (written for an EO special challenge over on Fanfiction.net)
Cold Comfort (written for matchboximpala as part of a fundraising auction.  My first and, so far, only slash story!)

Drabbles

In 2014 I wrote 91 drabbles.  I'm not going to list them individually because there are other things I want to do before I die of old age, but you can find them all here!

Writing challenges I took part in

spn_bigpretzel Get In Shape Challenge - 18 drabbles for team Diet
spn_bigpretzel Spring Fic Exchange.  The Curious Case of the Man and the Microwave written for candygramme with fabulous art by siennavie
spn_bigpretzel The Third Outsider Comment Fic MemeIt's Coffee Dean, but not as we know it.
spn_summergen The Friend that was there all along
spn_bigpretzel Hallowe'en Micro Bang.  No Laughing Matter with fabulous art by just_ruth

Arty Farty Stuff

Digital art

Cake is NOT the same as Pie - for spn_bigpretzel Get in Shape Challenge
Happy Birthday Dean
Happy Birthday Jensen
Happy Supernatural Easter
Season 9 Celebration
The King of Cable - for spn_bigpretzel Spring Fic Exchange
Banner - for spn_bigpretzel Hallowe'en Micro Bang
Banner - which was the prompt for caffienekitty's wonderful story Forest Night Flight in the spn_bigpretzel Hallowe'en Micro Bang
Banner - for spn_bigpretzel Crowley's Covert Christmas Fic Exchange
Art #1 - for spn_bigpretzel Crowley's Covert Christmas Fic Exchange story Self Indulgent Curiosity
Art #2 - for spn_bigpretzel Crowley's Covert Christmas Fic Exchange story The Customer is always Weird
Art #3 - for spn_bigpretzel Crowley's Covert Christmas Fic Exchange story He came upon a Midnight Clear
Castiel Discovers Christmas for spn_passenger in spn_bigpretzel Crowley's Christmas Wish List
Design - for the official Supernatural T Shirt Design Competition
Way out West - banner for my fic (link to fic beneath picture)
Wish You Were Here - banner for my fic (link to pic beneath picture)


Traditional art

Dean
Sam
Bobby
Castiel
Crowley
Benny
Kevin
The Trickster
John and Mary
Aaron
Garth

Picspams

I can't believe that 2014 was the first year I started doing 'proper' picspams.  Picspams that revolved primarily around Jensen, Jensen, Jensen, Jensen and - oh, yeah, Jensen.

You can find them all here!

Conventions

I went to three cons this year, and had a ball at all of them, these are the posts that tell the stories.

A12

This is Dizzo Reporting from Asylum 12; wilting, exhausted and frazzled
100 Days of Happiness - Day 60
100 days of 'Happier than Mr Hap P. McHappiness in Happytown' - Day 61
Ramblings from the Asylum
One Last Asylum Pic ...

Jus in Bello

100 Days of freakin'-leaping-up-and-down-squeeful-happiness - Day 62 (I think) - flyby from Rome
100 Days of Happiness, Day Sixty Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
100 Days of slightly sad Happiness - Day 64
*Sigh*
Okay, so ... That was Jus in Bello ...

Asylum 13

OK, quick time out from Asylum 13 ...
Asylum 13 ramblings ...

Other stuff

2014 was the year I became a mod at my LJ spiritual home spn_bigpretzel and a big thank you to everyone there for making me feel so welcome - I hope we can continue that relationship and keep bringing the fun and larks and naked Winchesters for many years to come!

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And Finally ...

No review of 2014 would be complete without an honorable mention for these little guys who acquired their Lj home on 8th July 2014.

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Since setting up the community spn_on_parade which exists purely and simply to record the adventures of our adorable minis, along with my partners in crime jj1564 and milly_gal, I've learned that with all you need is a handful of little plastic people, a warped imagination and absolutely no shame to have a total riot - long may it continue!

Thank you to my lovely co-mods and our audience of almost 100 folks who faithfully follow our mini-boys' fun and frolics.  You make our little community one of the most joyful places on LJ!

So that was 2014 - I hope 2015 brings the best of everything to all of you  x
Tags: asylum 12, asylum 13, facts about me, fan art, fan fiction, fandom, jus in bello, little plastic people, spn-bigpretzel
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