zara_zee: (Magic)

You Can Do Magic (You’re the one who can put out the fire)
Author: [ profile] zara_zee
Artist: [ profile] dulcetine
Beta: [ profile] 9tiptoes
Genre: Slash, AU, Fantasy, Romance. Written for 2016 [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang
Pairings: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~27,500
Disclaimer: I have borrowed the names and faces of certain actors without their knowledge or approval. Said actors belong to themselves and I have merely cast them in my fiction. Not a word of this is true; I’ve just got them playing parts.
Any family members mentioned are strictly OCs as I don’t personally like to cast non-actors in my fictional dramas.
Title credits: Story Title--From America’s You Can Do Magic. Chapter titles-- from the book Malleus Maleficarum
Warnings: some swearing, m/m sex, prejudice, prejudicial slurs, magic, conversion-style therapy (pray the magic away, flogging, branding), AU setting which contains AU religions and AU versions of RL religions.

Summary: Mundane Jensen Ackles knew that his devout Church of the Holy Fire parents were going to lose their minds when they learned he’d soul-bonded with Magus Jared Padalecki. But not even he could’ve predicted the epic shit-storm that was about to be unleashed. 
Sequel to: I put a spell on you (because you’re mine) (16,500 words)




This year, I was lucky enough to be selected by [ profile] dulcetinefor the art. And wow, does her style fit perfectly with this story. The water colour paintings truly look like something from a fairytale and the beautiful rainbow colours are just magical!
Thank you so much for all your fabulous work, [ profile] dulcetine! The story is immensely improved by having your beautiful pictures spread throughout!
Thanks as always to my fabulous beta reader [ profile] 9tiptoes who picks up my silly typos and helps me to rein in my Australianisms...I truly appreciate your ongoing support T! I know how busy you are and feel truly blessed that you still take the time to help me make sure my characters sound like the American boys they are! :D
And a huge thank you to [ profile] wendy who always thinks she's not as important as the writers and artists, but without you at the helm, [ profile] wendy, we wouldn't have a challenge, so I am immensely grateful and appreciative of all your hard work!
zara_zee: (Zara_zee)

Made it! Rough draft finished by deadline, minimum word count exceeded!!!

Picture my smug, self-satisfied face. Better yet, picture Jensen's...

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Thank you Tumblr for thy wonderful gifs...
zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
Who is Big Banging this year?

I've seen a few posts from people lamenting their lack of progress, which is comforting to me as I've really struggled with my Big Bang this year. It has fought me every step of the way!

You wanted lighthearted and fun? Ha, says the muse I'm only gonna do serious and angsty this year! :(  I tell you, it's like the two of us are trying to control the one steering wheel, me trying to turn us down the fun path and the muse trying to turn us down the serious path.

Anyhoo, I'm currently sitting at 18,500 words and yesterday I took a pair of scissors to my outline, cut out a whole subplot, made over the main plot ever so slightly and now...I'm confident that I can finish a (very) rough draft by the deadline!

(Metrics visual snagged from [ profile] firesign10...isn't it cool?)

How are all the rest of you Big Bangers feeling about your piece? Will you make deadline? Are your characters behaving themselves? Is your muse being fickle and annoying like mine?  And have all you artists got in mind the kind of piece you want to art for this year? Claims are fast approaching!
zara_zee: (Mars)

Title: Déjà Vu
Author: [ profile] zara_zee
Artist: [ profile] riverofwind
Beta: [ profile] 9tiptoes
Genre: Sci-fi, action-thriller, romance, slash. Loosely based on the 1990 film Total Recall
Pairings: Jared/Jensen (main pairing), minor ‘Dean Winchester’/‘Carmen Porter’
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~47,000
Warnings: violence, minor character deaths, amnesia/identity issues, m/m sex (bottom Jared), homophobic slurs, references to climate change and associated global disasters, pseudo-science (with special apologies to neurophysiologists, astrophysicists and computer hackers)
Disclaimer: I have borrowed the names and faces of certain actors without their knowledge or approval. Said actors belong to themselves and I have merely cast them in my fiction. Not a word of this is true; I’ve just got them playing parts.
Families members mentioned are OCs except where family members may themselves be actors, as I don’t like to cast non-actors in my fictional dramas.
I have shamelessly stolen some dialogue from Total Recall (but to quote Marie from Fan Fiction, not enough to get us in trouble ) all credit to the writers. There are also a few lines of dialogue from Supernatural and Dark Angel taken completely out of context and reappropriated because they fit the scene so well and I like to throw in Show easter eggs here and there. Credit, again, to those writers.


Dean Winchester has a pretty sweet life. He works in construction; he married his long-time girlfriend, Carmen, straight out of high school; and he’s almost paid off a basic apartment in the Middle District. He may never have left his home district, let alone his home planet, but he’s happy… more-or-less.

So why does he keep dreaming about the red wastelands of Mars? Why does he know more about the Martian Resistance than he has any right to?  And who do the long, long legs and decidedly male butt that have him waking up achingly hard every morning belong to?

Maybe Dean just needs a holiday? He couldn’t afford a real one, of course, but maybe he could go to Déjà Vu and get the memories of a holiday implanted; get Mars out of his system.

Of course, that’s when the trouble really starts.

Chapter One  || Chapter Two  || Chapter Three  || Chapter Four

Chapter Five  || Chapter Six  || Chapter Seven  || Chapter Eight

Link to AO3 (Now Live at A03!)

Art MasterPost

To [ profile] riverofwind... omigosh...[ profile] riverofwind works best when under the pressure of a looming deadline...and oh boy, is their best AWESOME!! They worked for something amazing like 48 hours straight and I was blown away by the amazing art that I recieved...well worth the wait! Please go and give them all the love. They deserve it. :D
Many, many thanks, as always, go to my intrepid beta reader [ profile] 9tiptoes. RL has been ridiculously hectic lately for T lately and yet she has still found the time to beta read my fanfic. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you so much, T, for reining in my rampant Australianisms, for helping me construct better sentences and for all your positive feedback and enthusiasm. As always, I tinkered after the final beta read. All remaining mistakes are my own.
And a final thank you to [ profile] wendy whose hard work and commitment, year-after-year, makes this such a fun, popular and all-round sensational challenge.
zara_zee: (2015 writer)
Woo hoo!!!!

2015 J2 Big Bang finished!!!

Three hours before (Australian) deadline. Phew.


Wipes brow.


Gif credit Moosezekiel on Tumblr
zara_zee: (Sam Dean Guns)
I just cracked the 10,000 word mark on my SPN_J2 Big Bang!
Feeling pleased with myself!

Gif credit Moosezekiel on Tumblr


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