Master List of Fic and Friending Policy

Dec. 29th, 2020 | 12:57 pm
mood: accomplished accomplished
music: NIN - Hurt (feat. David Bowie)
location: Canada, Toronto

I've got no rules for friending - if you want to add me, go right ahead! Happy to have you on board, and I'm flattered you care enough about what I have to say to follow my posts. I try to friend everyone back if we've had correspondence in the past either via LJ or Twitter, though I don't automatically add everyone due to the personal material I sometimes post to this journal. If for some reason I've been remiss in returning the favour and we've been gabbing away for ages, please don't hesitate to PM me and give me the heads-up. It's not a personal affront; sometimes I'm just slow.

In the meantime, I've gathered all of the Supernatural fic I've written into one handy-dandy place, just for your viewing pleasure. Because I'm awesome like that.

One-shots )

Multi-part fic )

Fanmixes )

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Now available to pre-order! *drumroll*

Jan. 25th, 2012 | 12:17 pm

'Sup flisties,

A quick announcement to let y'all know that my story "Perpendicularity" (better known 'round here as "Ancillary Stoke"), which is being published as part of the Dreamspinner Press anthology Two Tickets to Paradise, is now available for pre-order! It'll be released on February 20th in both paperback and electronic formats. Working with the DSP team has been fun and educational, and I can't wait to see the book in print and read all the other stories. I hope you'll give it a read, too!

Once the book is released I'll be giving away one copy each of the paperback and electronic formats, which I'll post about closer to the date, but in the meantime I wanted to thank everyone once again for all their enthusiasm, support, and encouragement in this venture. I truly appreciate it and hope you'll enjoy the anthology, for those of you who choose to purchase it. (And please don't think I've any expectations to that end, but I wanted to share the excitement and couldn't resist pimping a little bit. For what it's worth, I'm not making royalties off this title.)

Additionally, I've created a website for my professional ventures under my pseudonym, Mal Peters, which can be found at none other than There's not a whole lot there yet, but I do have a Twitter account I'll be using for updates, and posting on a (hopefully) regular basis to the site as well. Naturally a lot of that stuff will cross-posted here whenever I have important news to share, but since I appreciate that not all of you care I'll try to keep non-fandom writing posts to a minimum. :)

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LJ vs. DW - the battle wages; plus, happy holidays!

Dec. 24th, 2011 | 01:10 pm

Hi y'all,

As I'm sure many of you have seen, there's been a lot going on recently in the state of LJ, and a large percentage of my flist has been making noise about migrating to Dreamwidth. This isn't the first time this has happened, as there was another such exodus a few months ago when LJ was facing the first of the recent serious DDoS attacks. From what I can see, it didn't really take, though I myself set up a DW account then as a backup.

That said, I think the recent changes to LJ's commenting system and general air of animosity, exasperation and neglect from the LJ staff towards its users will truly be the thing that decides people on whether or not to make the switch. My own journal hasn't been affected much, as far as I can tell, and personally I don't have any issues with the new commenting system, despite knowing how and why it's problematic for other users; however, I personally don't care to continue giving my money to a service that doesn't respect its customers, and obviously it makes no sense to continue using a dying service if the majority of fandom decides to saunter off in the direction of DW. The rise in popularity of Twitter and Tumblr has already greatly affected activity on LJ, as I myself have used those other platforms for the majority of my recent updates about RL and otherwise. My paid account is good until mid-next year, at which point I will likely not renew my LJ subscription. Perhaps I won't delete my account outright, but for various reasons LJ might become the backup instead.

So, for those of you who are on DW and wish to add me, my page can be found at, and I also invite you to add me on Twitter or Tumblr, which in both cases my username is the same. For DW, I did have a different username before, and many of you added me then; but having thought about it, I decided it made the most sense to keep things consistent, rather than risk confusion. Please friend me again under the new account if it's not too much trouble.

With that out of the way, I'd like to wish each and every one of you a great holiday season and a fantastic new year. See you all in 2012! I'll save you all a piece of birthday cake next week, too. :P

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On the subject of "Ancillary Stoke"

Dec. 12th, 2011 | 05:02 pm

Greetings flisties,

A few of you have emailed me to ask about the status of my fic "Ancillary Stoke", which I f-locked a couple weeks ago. I really appreciate your taking the time to ask after the story and the great comments along with it, and I thought I owed a brief explanation as to why the fic is no longer available.

Basically, I done published it.

This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, and I've talked about it on here somewhat, but the opportunity to have a story included in an anthology by Dreamspinner Press presented itself, and after some deliberation I decided to go for it. "Ancillary Stoke" remains one of my favourite fics of what I've written, and the response from those who read it was so encouraging that I thought it would be well-received as an original story, which as an AU is practically what it is already. It fit in perfectly in a call for stories for an anthology with a destination theme, and with a publication date just after Valentine's Day it seemed necessary to give it a shot and see what happened. I'm beyond happy Dreamspinner accepted it, and I hope you are, too! I would love for anyone who enjoyed the story to take a look at its revamped incarnation when the anthology is released. I might even raffle off a couple copies of the paperback edition.

That being said, realistically I can accept that not everyone in fandom feels they should have to pay to read a story they formerly enjoyed for free. I still very much want to write fic, and love doing so, but at the same time, as a writer, I also have my professional development to think of, and have been putting a lot of effort towards developing original stories and novels for publication. However, I've decided to post a PDF version of the story that I will make available until January 1, 2012, so that those who still wish to read the original may do so and download to their hearts' content. You can find that here or through the masterlist and the original fic entry.

To anyone who is interested in reading the revised version of the story, however, I would be honoured if you gave it a chance. The anthology is titled Two Tickets to Paradise and will be available in eBook and paperback format starting February 20, 2012. My pen name is Mal Peters, in honour of my father and Captain Tightpants himself, and hopefully this is just the first of many publications to come!

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I appreciate your understanding and support in advance. Truly none of this would be possible without the amazing feedback and encouragement I've gotten from everyone in fandom. <3

- N

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Nov. 29th, 2011 | 10:56 pm

I found this on Tumblr and really liked it.

I will write about the following, leave one in my comments
Dear ex,
Dear girl/boy I hate,
Dear boy/girl I like,
Dear ex best friend,
Dear best friend,
Dear mom,
Dear dad,
Dear Santa,
Dear future me,

Or Dear ___________,

Because reasons.

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Some kind of proof.

Nov. 18th, 2011 | 11:40 am
mood: happy happy

I posted this to Twitter earlier, but it later occurred to me it's probably better-suited to LJ considering my recent post about my Clarisonic Mia. There's really no better introduction than to read that post, but for those who already have and maybe needed convincing about why they should get one, I'm going to provide what I consider the ultimate form of proof:

Me, completely makeup-less. Somewhere inside my sixteen-year-old self, or even my twenty-year-old self, is dying, because a couple years ago this would have seemed like a complete impossibility. But now my skin is actually nice to the point where I can do this comfortably. Am I at the point of going out in public without makeup? Maybe not yet, but I'm close. I consider this a big start.

So here you have it, taken in front of a window so as to better illuminate any imperfections, and completely un-retouched:

I even threw in the bathrobe. It's a good feeling. So those with skin woes: go buy a Clarisonic right the hell now.

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It's been a while, so have a meme.

Nov. 16th, 2011 | 11:57 pm

Stole this from [ profile] bauble 'cos I kinda liked it. Have at it, chickens!

Choose a number and ask me…

01. My sexual orientation.
02. What I'm really bad at.
03. The one person whose arms I'd like to be in.
04. My best first date.
05. A description of my self-esteem.
06. Who my best friends are.
07. My favorite book.
08. Biggest turn-offs.
09. A description of my best friend.
10. My favorite animal.
11. Someone I miss.
12. The reason behind my last break-up.
13. What I did yesterday.
14. My greatest achievements.
15. My favorite songs right now.
16. A description of my last kiss.
17. What I find attractive.
18. All of the pets I've ever owned.
19. My favorite ice cream flavor.
20. The one place I wish I was right now.
21. The most cruel thing anyone has ever said to me.
22. All of the places I've lived.
23. Qualities that make me more likely to love a person.
24. My future plans.
25. One of my internal conflicts.
26. What I'm doing tomorrow.
27. My life's aspirations.
28. My most embarrassing moment.
29. Two of my insecurities.
30. What I would do if I won the lottery.
31. What I love most about myself.
32. My biggest pet peeves.
33. What musical artists I've seen live.
34. How many kids I would like to have.
35. My idea of a perfect date.
36. What I'm really excellent at.
37. My most traumatic experience.
38. Where I would like to live.
39. The nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
40. Whether I like where I live now.
41. What I can hear right now.
42. My relationship with my siblings.
43. What's currently worrying me the most.
44. Something I've repeatedly wished for.
45. My relationship with my parents.
46. What I dislike most about myself.

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Nov. 5th, 2011 | 11:27 am
location: Canada, Ontario, Kingston

I just signed up for this because I'm an insane person! But you should sign up, too! Yaaaaay!


We invite you to [ profile] dc_dystopia, a Dean/Castiel and Jensen/Misha-centric fanwork challenge community inspired by the likes of j2_everafter and dc_everafter – but with a dark twist. Rather than focusing on true love, happy endings, and fluff, [ profile] dc_dystopia is all about reveling in dark!fic tropes and endings where things aren't quite so neatly resolved. If it might belong in a nightmare, then it has a place here.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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Fic Masterpost: "In the Weeds" [Dean/Cas, AU - NC-17] - written for <lj site="" user=

Oct. 31st, 2011 | 05:36 pm

TITLE: In the Weeds
AUTHOR: [ profile] nanoochka
PAIRING(S): Dean/Cas, references to Sam/Ruby
WARNINGS: Food porn, misuse of Irish accents
DISCLAIMER: Supernatural and all associated content is the property of Eric Kripke and The CW. No infringement intended.

SUMMARY: “Dean knew, from the minute he laid eyes on Chef Castiel MacCarthy, the day would come that he would have to kidnap the man and dump the body in the darkest, dirtiest crack den in Ireland. Given that this was Dublin city, it wouldn’t be hard to find.”

AUTHOR'S NOTES: There’s a certain sense of pride that comes with being able to say you finished writing a DCBB challenge with food poisoning, and maybe some pithy line about how it came in with a bang and out with sounds of misery from the bathroom floor.

Fortunately, the many days, weeks and indeed months leading up to the completion of this story were much more pleasant, and I’m as happy to say that I finished it as I am to thank the wonderful people who helped me (read: threatened at gunpoint) get there. They are, in some semblance of chronology, The Beatles and Zep for providing me with some semblance of sanity during marathon writing sessions; [ profile] fossarian, who not only encouraged me to develop the idea so many months ago but graciously rolled with the unexpected developments along the way; [ profile] glorormeien for letting me argue with her about food; [ profile] qthelights and [ profile] obstinatrix for the invaluable cheerleading, feedback and reassurance; [ profile] cautionzombies and [ profile] mclachlan for the truly outstanding betas and eleventh-hour workshopping; and finally [ profile] daggomus_prime, who I didn’t expect to be partners in crime with again so soon, but was surely a twist of fate, for being endlessly enthusiastic, inspiring and delightful, and for having far more integrity than I thought was possible for one so small. ;)

Last but not least, a huge round of applause to [ profile] hils and [ profile] oddlyfamiliar for their many hours of hard work and dedication to pulling this challenge off without a hitch for yet another year, as well as being far more gracious, understanding and flexible than I probably deserved. Thanks for making it so that this story could still see the light of day.

To everyone else, I hope you enjoy the story you’re about to read!

ARTIST: [ profile] daggomus_prime
Art Masterlist

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5


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Fic: "In the Weeds: Part 5" [Dean/Cas, AU - NC-17]

Oct. 30th, 2011 | 07:50 pm

TITLE: In the Weeds - Part 5
AUTHOR: [ profile] nanoochka
ARTIST: [ profile] daggomus_prime
PAIRING(S): Dean/Cas, references to Sam/Ruby

More after the jump! )

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Fic: "In the Weeds: Part 4" [Dean/Cas, AU - NC-17]

Oct. 30th, 2011 | 07:00 pm

TITLE: In the Weeds - Part 4
AUTHOR: [ profile] nanoochka
ARTIST: [ profile] daggomus_prime
PAIRING(S): Dean/Cas, references to Sam/Ruby

More after the jump! )

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Fic: "In the Weeds: Part 3" [Dean/Cas, AU - NC-17]

Oct. 30th, 2011 | 06:58 pm

TITLE: In the Weeds - Part 3
AUTHOR: [ profile] nanoochka
ARTIST: [ profile] daggomus_prime
PAIRING(S): Dean/Cas, references to Sam/Ruby

More after the jump! )

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Fic: "In the Weeds: Part 2" [Dean/Cas, AU - NC-17]

Oct. 30th, 2011 | 06:52 pm

TITLE: In the Weeds - Part 2
AUTHOR: [ profile] nanoochka
ARTIST: [ profile] daggomus_prime
PAIRING(S): Dean/Cas, references to Sam/Ruby

More after the jump! )

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Fic: "In the Weeds: Part 1" [Dean/Cas, AU - NC-17]

Oct. 30th, 2011 | 06:49 pm

TITLE: In the Weeds - Part 1
AUTHOR: [ profile] nanoochka
ARTIST: [ profile] daggomus_prime
PAIRING(S): Dean/Cas, references to Sam/Ruby

More after the jump! )

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Sign up for the [ profile] deancas_xmas Secret Santa exchange!

Oct. 29th, 2011 | 04:41 pm

The Dean/Castiel Secret Santa Exchange
Give the gift of love this Christmas!

I signed up for the [ profile] deancas_xmas exchange a few days ago, and y'all should, too! Sign-ups close October 31 so there's still time!

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Here we go again.

Oct. 24th, 2011 | 12:53 pm
music: The Rapture - Grace of Your Love

I know, I know. I've been terribly lax about journal updates lately, but I have a good reason - several good reasons, even!

Firstly, until last week I was hard at work on my chapter [ profile] spn_redemption which y'all should go check out here, along with [ profile] zatnikatel and [ profile] dotfic's lovely episodes before and after. It's nice to see so many people responding to the project in such a positive way, since it's pretty much the only thing keeping my fandom-related spirits up these days without any Cas to go around.

Otherwise, my other big project has been for, yes - wait for it - [ profile] deancasbigbang, working once again with the talented and amazing [ profile] daggomus_prime. Our posting date is next Monday, October 31, and so far I have once again managed to blow out the minimum wordcount, because apparently I don't know when to STFU. I'm excited about the story, however, as it features Dean and Cas in the setting of the modern-day Irish restaurant industry for fun, hijinks and plenty o' sex. So for the sake of tradition, I give you the progress meter:

32000 / 20000 (160.00%)

I can't wait to share it with everyone, so keep an eye out for that in one week's time! I hope no one thinks I've forgotten about LJ...

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Our town.

Oct. 22nd, 2011 | 11:04 pm

Sometimes I like to bitch about my city to an unbelievable extent, like when it takes me 2 hours to get home on a Saturday night because of random bullshit traffic, but a lot of the time I much prefer to wax poetic about Toronto because, at the end of the day, I really do love it so damn much.

I found this fantastic video that is a must-see for any fellow Torontonians out there, along with anyone else who is curious about the city, thinking of visiting, or has visited in the past and is simply looking to reminisce.

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Fic: "Wishbone" [NC-17; Dean/Cas]

Sep. 29th, 2011 | 06:09 pm
music: Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man

TITLE: “Wishbone”
AUTHOR: [ profile] nanoochka
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel
WARNINGS: Spanking, slight D/s themes, hurt/comfort
SPOILERS: AU before the end of 7.01
SUMMARY: Castiel seeks redemption after the souls are sent back to Puragory and he is left human. Struggling to understand the true meaning of what it is to atone, he solicits Dean’s help. More after the jump! )

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Let me wax poetic about my magic loofah. No seriously, let me.

Sep. 12th, 2011 | 01:27 pm

In some ways, I regret making what amounts to not only a non-fandom-related post, but a promotional post of a thing. But I cannot contain my silence any longer! I absolutely had to write something about this little device I bought about a month ago, that has literally changed my life.

I'm talking about my Clarisonic Mia.

Some serious squee below the cut. )

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This isn't a plug, it's a goddamned order.

Sep. 10th, 2011 | 01:50 pm
mood: ecstatic ecstatic

I can't contain myself. Y'all must simply head over to [ profile] teh_helenables to read the work of the amazing [ profile] helena_eternal, because... god damn. I haven't devoured so much of one author's work in one sitting like this in a long time, and I can't overstate how freaking amazing her work is. I love her controlled, subtle style and how it still manages to pack a whallop without resorting to purple language or overabundant description, and she has this knack for unearthing incredibly powerful emotions from the characters that have left me a bit winded on more than a couple occasions now.

The Violin House is her most recently posted story, and I'm not ashamed to say I cried like a little girl at the end, as well as through most of the beginning and middle. A wonderful, heart-wrenching story for these miserable days leading up to S7. I think most of you will have a hard time not going back to read everything else on her journal after that. I'm not going to lie - I'm hoping if enough of us get together and pressure her to finish some of the WIPs that are currently killing me (pot, meet kettle, I know), we'll have even more of this wonderful writing to relish in the near future.

So hop to it, chickens!

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