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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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