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Challenge 8 is to try doing some art using your non dominant hand.

I don't think I've tried drawing left handed since I was at school so this was interesting!
Especially as I forgot that using the left hand I should have started the picture on the right and worked across, instead of on the left - which meant I spent most of the time trying to lift my hand to avoid smudging the damn thing!
It's supposed to be Captain America. The other interesting thing, apart from how wobbly my hand is, drawing lines, is how basically I made the same errors I do with my right hand. His face is still too long and thin... It was actually easier to control the pencil when I held it on its side more.
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I signed up for the DCU bang, so I'm exploring some new characters (but since one of them was played by Jensen, I feel I'm not straying that far!)
I'm also doubling up on [community profile] drawesome's week 7 challenge, which was to do something related to the 5th interest in my profile - athletics.
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A friend on Facebook issued the following challenge.

Tomorrow is the bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen. Read more... )
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Last week I did Dean, so this week it's Sam's turn. The prompt was a word - villainous. So I had to try Samifer, and then I had to gif it. I'm still not very slick at this animation business but it's fun.
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Our first week's challenge for [community profile] DRAWESOME  is to start from a curve and do something fannish.

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Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.Read more... )
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In lieu of a review of the year (which I might get round to when I've fulfilled some pressing deadlines) I thought I might join in the Snowflake Challenge.

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So here we are, Day 1 and already outside of my comfort zone - self reccing!
The challenge is to chose three fanworks, so I've gone for fic - all short ones.

1: Quite often when I track back through my stuff, I don't even remember writing it. This short piece is one I'd totally forgotten. It's probably best classified as a gen cuddle fic. The boys dealing with Bobby's death. A Dreamless Sleep - on AO3/ on LJ

2: Sometimes when I track back, I find fics I have not only forgotten writing but that surprise me. Sometimes I'm not a bad writer at all, and manage to write stories I actually find amusing. LOL. The True Meaning of Turning Turtle - a little cracky fun. On AO3 / on LJ

3: And for my final fic, one that got no comments on AO3 but I thought was an interesting idea. 3k of Sam finding a solution to removing the Mark. The God Delusion - on AO3/ on LJ

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This was a fill for this prompt by madebyme_x over at ohsam's triple play challenge - it's potential morbidness was hard to resist, so I didn't!
Warning: major character deaths
The three points were:
1. A field of wildflowers
2. Dean
3. It's time to say goodbye

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Yep, it's November 2nd and so it must be time to hurt our giant boy again...

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The first of two art posts for the wipbigbang, celebrating writers finishing their shit! Yay!
I was lucky to snaffle herminekurotowa's J2 kidnap fic A Long Quiet River - lots of hurt Jensen plus a mystery, what more could a girl ask for?
Summary: Jensen meets Jared in unluckiest circumstances - as a kidnap victim. But who is the kidnapper?
Click on the banner to go read the story!
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Here's a larger version without the text.
Guess what? It's an image intensive post! LOL )
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Originally posted by [ profile] beelikej at Fancy a date with an author?
Woohoo, sign ups for July have only just been opened and the Matchmaker Challenge is already a succes! The first art was posted earlier this week and there are more matches getting ready for their dates \o/
There are still fics available for artists who are looking for an inspirational challenge: Sign up for a Speed Date or a Blind Date with an author here and receive a mystery short story to create art for!

Spread the word! Here's a promo-banner you can use:

And here's a code for the banner with additional text and links:

We also have a Tumblr post you can like or reblog :-)
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I've got two art posts to make for the spncasefic challenge, plus my own fic! So here's the first of the three, my art for stagepageandscreen's story The Best Things in Life are Free. Read it HERE on AO3!
Part case, part fairy tale, there are kind of spoilers in one of the art pieces (for characters that feature in the story - so don't cross that line if you'd rather know nothing at all about the case before reading).
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Here's a close up/detail from the bannerHey! Guess what? Image-heavy post... :D )
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Title: Good Times, Bad Times
Author: amberdreams
Prompt: Sam Winchester goes into a bar and meets Bucky Barnes
Fandoms: Supernatural & Avengers (MCU)
Word count: Digital drawing
Rating/Contents: PG-13
A/N: Drawn for intoabar. There may be a ficlet to follow if I get time! I'm happy to announce that the talented brightly_lit has wirtten a fic to accompany this picture! You can read it here
In summary: Sam's been working as a busboy in Garber for a couple of days. He turns up for his shift to find a taciturn stranger propping up the bar.
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Poor Sammy. Season 11 has him too comfortable in his own skin, so we need to balance that out now, don't we....

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I'll come back to Days 7 & 8 later. In the meantime, Day 9!
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Day 09
In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

My goals are simple - write more, write better; art more, art better.

Easier said than done but there you have it. I'm continuing with 12mowrimo and the daily writing targets, I'm aiming to finish editing and submit my novel before the end of January, I'm always going to use a beta and take advice on improving my writing.
Art-wise, wedraweveryday is having a weekly exercise to practice different techniques so I'm hoping to improve my drawing skills that way, and by general practice. I've got two Reverbangs to complete as the first official art challenges of the year - the first one for morezzela and I will be looking at starting that one very soon.
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Now here the thing, Day 6 is this: In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

Before Christmas, I had this bright idea to make up a fanfic meme/challenge thingy, but of course, having a brain the size of a pea, I forgot to do it myself. So, I thought I'd resurrect it as part of the Snowflake, but I'm going to start it in February from number 3, because this month is proving to be a bit of a bitch, and I'd just be setting myself up to fail.
But in case anyone is bursting for some fanfic challenges which are really mostly self examination and reccing, feel free to have a go. I've updated the challenges slightly.

Fanfic Daily Challenge
Answer a question a day

1.     Best use of literature/quotes in a fic
2.     Your own best original character
3.     Best romance
4.     Oldest/first fanfic you read
5.     First fanfic you wrote
6.    Your fanfic boyfriend
7.     Favourite re-read
8.     Favourite fic of your own
9.     Most recent read
10.   Most recent fic you wrote
11.   Favourite fanart for a fic
12.   Best surprise in a fic
13.   Best ending
14.   Most heart pounding read
15.   Currently reading

16.  Fave OC in a fic
17.  Fave quote
18.  Best friendship
19.  Your most recommended/kudos'd fic
20.  Best series
21.  You couldn't put it down
22.  Longest title
23.  Should be a movie
24.  New author to you in 2015
25.  Scariest fic
26. Laugh out loud
27.  Most enjoyable challenge of last year
28. Can’t wait for the next work/chapter in this series
29. Best one word title
30. Most anticipated challenge of this year
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Well I'm pretty flaky anyway. Since I forgot all about the Fanfic challenge meme I created earlier this month, I think I'll sign up for this one and see how it goes. I should get one or two done, any how, right?

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Thanks to fairyniamh for the heads up!
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Thursdaysister's prompt gave me ideas... 1) Vatican jail cell, 2) Dean 3) stigmata
For the ohsam triple play challenge,
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