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Intro Post: A Storm's Coming

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Mar. 21st, 2007 | 09:32 pm
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posted by: regala_electra in spn_gaiman

It starts off with a crack of lightning down the endless road.

"Storm's on the way," said Sam.
"Feels like it," said Shadow. "Maybe it'll snow soon."
"Not that kind of storm. Bigger storm than that coming. I tell you, boy, you're better off in here than out on the street when the big storm comes."

- American Gods by Neil Gaiman (quoted from page 10 of the U.S. mass paperbook edition)

"Storm's coming. And you boys...your daddy...you are smack in the middle of it."
- Supernatural, Devil's Trap, written by Eric Kripke. (Line spoken by Bobby Singer.)

I've been trying to write an awesome intro post that explains all the reasons why I think crossovers with Supernatural and Neil Gaiman works are just absolutely kickass. But if you're here, and hello by the way, I hope you've gotten an inkling of the potential awesomeness just waiting to be unleashed.

Eric Kripke cited Neil Gaiman's American Gods as a source of inspiration when he was developing Supernatural. And as revealed in the season two episode Tall Tales, demigods such as Trickster gods are very much in existence in the SPN world. Mmm, taste that delicious canon. Anansi and Loki were specifically referenced and Gaiman's versions of Anansi and Loki? Would work perfectly in the SPN universe.

I took that as a challenge. A challenge to create this community. The purpose of spn_gaiman is primarily a fic challenge comm, although once the challenge has commenced, I plan on opening up the community for general posting of any crossover stories that will be written in the future.

I will set up a separate post for recs of current SPN/Gaiman crossovers that have already been posted by those people who have already seen the light. ;-)

The challenge will be opened this Friday, March 23rd and signups will continue until the third week of April. This will run as a relatively traditional ficathon - people will post requests of stories they want written and assignments will go out the week after signups are closed. I'm tentatively planning on stories being due by the end of June or early July.

Questions? Comments? Cake? Or Death?

Disclaimer:

All characters from Supernatural solely belong to Eric Kripke and fellow SPN producers. All characters from American Gods, Anansi Boys, Sandman, etc. belong to Neil Gaiman. In the case of Good Omens, the characters belong to both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. All content here is produced not-for-profit.

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it's load-bearing, asshole!

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from: mcee
date: Mar. 22nd, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
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american gods was the first thing i thought about too when bobby said that line about a storm coming. and then tall tales happened.



BLESS YOU FOR THIS FICATHON!

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Mar. 22nd, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
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Hola!

I tend to reference Neil Gaiman all the bloody time, mostly because I freakin' love him and because American Gods is exactly what I never knew I always wanted in a story.

Your glee warms my heart greatly. :-)

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~D

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from: eboniorchid
date: Mar. 22nd, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
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I'm a few volumes into the Sandman Chronicles and have had American Gods sitting on my shelf for like a year now, unread. Is it sad that my obsession with this show and cool fic challenges is making me want to read the book? :D

P.S. I choose Death ... she's hot. XD

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
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Death is very hot (the Reaper in In My Time of Dying really gave off strong Death vibes). American Gods really is one of my favorite books. Just hit a lot of my favorite story kinks.

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Kiri

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from: eiranea
date: Mar. 22nd, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
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Weird, I was just the other day talking to someone about how cool it would be to crossover Sandman and Supernatural, and now you stasrt this.

And who knows, this might be the very thing to get my muses working again.

Also, someone who appreciates Supernatural, Neil Gaiman's fantastic writing and quotes Eddie Izzard is pretty damn cool ;)

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
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Once someone is introduced to Eddie Izzard, it's impossible not to quote him. Even when the people around you have no idea what you're saying, it's awesome.

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the slashy side of me ...

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from: greedy_dancer
date: Mar. 22nd, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
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excellent idea! i'm not a writer myself, but i'll definitely be here to cheer and squee! :)

(oh, and i see you have the same "tiny font" problem i used to have in my comments ... might want to try and see to that, i see now just how frustrating it can be! actually, i think i had the same layout, so it might be related ...)

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
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I may have to bother one of my more html-aware friends to see if the commenting font issue can be corrected. Thanks for pointing it out and I hope you enjoy the future stories to be posted!

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from: noelia_g
date: Mar. 22nd, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh. my gods.

Combining my two obsessions? Absolutely brilliant. I've been just re-reading American Gods (the author's prefered version I finally got)...
I actually had no idea about Kripke talking about American Gods, but it makes a lot of sentence - there are many similarities in the stories, be it the demigods' appearances, the overall feel, or some concepts and moods...
This community is a brilliant idea. I shall go and pimp it now :)

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
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Welcome to the community! And yep, Kripke has admitted he was influenced by American Gods and it'll be fascinating to see multiple perspectives on exploring the SPN and Gaiman verses.

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blankversesfic

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from: blankversesfic
date: Mar. 22nd, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
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*grins* I am TOTALLY down with this community, let me count the ways. I'm actually writing a fic right now (almost in an "as we speak" kind of way) that's greatly inspired by America Gods. Bring on the challenge, I'm totally signing up.

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
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As soon as you're done with the fic, you're free to post it to the crossover recs post. :-)

The sign up post is active so please sign up!

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technopagan hippie chick

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from: geminilove_ca
date: Mar. 23rd, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Dude, American Gods rocked. I can so see how they'd cross over.

If I didn't have my hands so full atm, I'd totally start something.

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
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Check out the sign up post for information on deadlines. The deadline for signing up ends April 21st but fics are not due until July 21st. Maybe that time frame could work for ya? ;-)

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mere anarchy

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from: nemonie
date: Mar. 24th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
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This community is a totally awesome idea. I adore supernatural and have read all of Neil Gaiman's stuff, except for Anansi boys which I have just bought.

Hurrah!!!!!!!!!

I'm not actually a writer but an avid reader. I will be here to cheer and squee.

Cake please!

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
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*brings forth the cake*

Welcome

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Love Is Just A Bloodsport

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from: blood_tie
date: Mar. 30th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Great minds think alike. I was just talking to a friend a few weeks ago about me dying to re-write BUABS as if Gaiman was commissioned to be the eps writer and go NC-17. I have a part done already. Unfortunately, my bunnies are more inspired by the feel of many Gaiman children stories rather than they are a strictly defined crossover with a particular book, so I do not think I can apply. As we are running out of Deaths here, I choose cake :)

Really, great comm, great idea.

~ La

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I was a taller girl too, once.

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from: regala_electra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
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Thank you. I tend to define a crossover as containing elements of Gaiman, so I think keeping with Gaiman's children book styles would count. By the way, if you have completed any SPN/Gaiman fic, you can feel free to post a link to the rec post and I'll be happy to add it to the list.

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Avendya

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from: avendya
date: Jul. 27th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Hello.

I'm terribly sorry, but I don't think I'll be done in the next two days, as would be a good idea. May I have an extension until this Monday?

Thank you.

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