January 6th, 2020

Dean

Snowflake Challenge - Day 3

 Day 3 - Pimp your favourite communities, fests and challenges.  Leave  comment in the post saying you did it.  Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

spn_summergen

 
This is an anonymous, prompt-based fanworks exchange challenge which runs every summer on Livejournal, and always attracts a huge number of participants.  There are a lot of challenges within the Supernatural fandom which focus on slash fiction and art and produce some great works.  These represent probably the majority of fanworks within the fandom. 

Summergen, however, is different because it focusses solely on gen fiction and art.  Every year it produces a truly amazing array of gen fanworks; hurt/comfort, crack, angst, drama ... it runs the whole gamut of fan creativity and the standard of work it produces really is top drawer.  I've taken part for the last six years as an author, and it's always been a fandom highlight of my Summer.

spn_reversebang


This is another great challenge, and one I always look forward to participating in. I always join Reversebang as an artist, and it has really inspired me to stretch may artistic skills over the last few years.  This one, again, produces a very high calibre of fanworks, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

 

spn_bigpretzel

 

Okay, no list of my favourite online spaces would be complete without BigPretzel!

The nature of Supernatural lends itself beautifully to angst and drama and darkness and so, quite understandably, the Supernatural fandom is full of magnificent fanfictions which focus on the angsty, dark side of the show.

BigPretzel's raison d'etre, however, is to redress the balance and celebrate 'the sunnier side of Supernatural'.  I've described this community many times as my spiritual home on Livejournal, and I am proud to be the current owner  and maintainerof this wonderful community which has been running for almost eight years. 

The comm welcomes all sorts of fanworks that are lighthearted, funny, cracky, fluffy or generally sweet.  We have drabble challenges, mini bangs, fic exchanges and all manner of fun and frolics, come on over and take a look!

 

spn_on_parade

 

This is another community on Livejournal that I co-mod and that is very dear to my heart.

The Parade started out of very simple beginnings: three ladies, a lot of Pop Funko dolls and a healthy disregard for social norms.

In 2014, I and a couple of friends had been making little comic strips with our Funkos (otherwise known as 'minis') just to amuse each other, and we decided to start up an online community where we could keep our works in one place.  Plus we thought if we could make a couple of people smile along the way, then everyone's a winner!  

Since then, the community (which celebated its fifth birthday last year) has gained over 120 members who watch, and often join in the madness at this little bucket o' crazy.  With regular features such as Guess the Episode, Cooking with Crowley and a Caption Competition, the mini madness just keeps rolling on, making the Parade one of the cutest and friendliest corners of LiveJournal.



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Dean

A little bit of Legolas.

Thanks to my lovely buddy jj1564, I got a fantastic Lord of the Rings colouring book (one of two that I got - the other book was Game of Thrones from another lovely buddy sasha_dragon)

Over the last few days, I finally got the time to sit for a few hours and avail myself of a little bit of colouring, and so, here is the result:





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