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 Well done to all of those who got their projects completed! We had an unusually high rate of drop-outs this year, which makes it even more impressive for those who did finish despite losing their partners or working with a pinch-hitter.  Congrats all, and there's some very exciting art and fic that came out of it that we can all now enjoy at leisure!

Community's closed for another year - but if you want to participate next year, make sure you subscribe so you get an email notification when the next round is announced.
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Title:
Misselthwaite

Author and artist: [personal profile] whit_merule  (AO3, tumblr)
Beta: platonic rabbit
Pairing: They’re all kids, so none romantic, but I do give a fair amount attention to the relationships between all four of Gabriel, Castiel, Sam, and Dean. How these may develop in the future is open to interpretation.
Rating: G
Word count: 58k
Warnings/Tags: Child neglect, historical/literary au, trans!Castiel, mute!Sam, so much gardening and tiny cute animals.
Summary: "When Gabriel Milton was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with his uncle, everybody said he was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too…“And so we begin. But of course, in Yorkshire this poor, neglected, highly spoiled child from British India learns a new interest in the world, in the company of three other boys he meets there.


“Listen to th’ wind wutherin’ round the house,” Mary said. “You could bare stand up on the moor if you was out on it tonight.”

Gabriel did not know what “wutherin’” meant until he listened, and then he understood. It must mean that hollow shuddering sort of roar which rushed round and round the house as if the giant no one could see were buffeting it and beating at the walls and windows to try to break in. But one knew he could not get in, and somehow it made one feel very safe and warm inside a room with a red coal fire.

“I met Dean and Sam today,” he told her.

“There,” said she, “I’d thought tha’ might. They come by th’ servants’ hall at dinner o’ purpose to see me. I was right glad o’ it, for it’s not my night off ‘til Thursday. How does tha’ like ‘em?”

“I think—I think they’re perfect!” said Gabriel in a determined voice.

Mary looked rather taken aback but she looked pleased, too.

“Well,” she said, “us always thought they’s the best lads as ever was born, but most folks finds ‘em a mite queer until they gets to know ‘em.”

“I like their queerness,” said Gabriel firmly, and then he laughed. “I like the way they talk. It makes it easy to say all sorts of things you never thought about before.”

Martha beamed with satisfaction.

“I’m glad tha’ likes ‘em. I shouldn’t be surprised but they’ll be about a good deal more now th’ weather’s began to turn.”

Gabriel sat and pondered for a moment, then he thought he might ask her a question.

“Mary,” he said, in his earnest little way, “why is it that Sam had bacon in his dinner and not Dean, though Dean is bigger than Sam?”

“That’s just the way it is, between th’ two of ‘em,” she answered. “If there’s not much to be had, Dean always takes care that Sam has most of it.”

This made Gabriel very thoughtful, and he did not ask any more questions. He looked at the red fire and listened to the wind wuthering. It seemed to be wuthering louder than ever.


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[personal profile] jcapasso916
Title: In Another Time
Author:Jessica Capasso
Artist:KDHeart
Pairing (if any): None
[Optional] Genre/Tropes: Time Travel
Rating: G
Word count: 15,290
Warnings/Spoilers: none
Summary: When Sam throws himself into the cage Gabriel can't cope. As soon as he gets a chance he does something about it. By rewriting history and giving Sam the life he should have had.
Link to fic: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7422229?view_full_work=true
Link to art: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7422094
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[personal profile] kibbers

Title: But What God Gives

Author: Kibbers, Kibberswrites

Artist: TeenyTinyTony

Beta: Annie-Thyme, ConsultingCas, RavenclawEncyclopedia

Pairing: Sam Winchester/Gabriel, Sabriel

Genre/Tropes: Alternate Universe-Death!Gabriel, Teacher!Sam, Soul-Dealing,

Rating: Explicit

Word count: 50,249

Warnings/Spoilers: Major Character Death, Explicit Sexual Content, Various Deaths

Summary: After Metatron takes over heaven and starts to send angels, wingless, falling to Earth, Gabriel takes over Death's job and thinks himself lucky to have found a place to protect his wings. Centuries later, after Chuck retakes the reigns, Gabe finds himself still there, still taking souls and dealing death from his palms. Ben is just another name on his list for the day. But when Sam Winchester offers up his soul instead, Gabe writes them up a deal. Sam becomes his assistant for the next two weeks, Gabe searching for glimpses of Sam's soul to sketch to completion and Sam fighting to keep it hidden around the rules they set in place. As their deal begins, both of them start to wonder if they're going to make it through these two weeks after all.

Link to fic: AO3

Link to art: COMING SOON


[personal profile] writeonclara


State of Disgrace - Gabriel Big Bang 2016 Header by Captain-D-Leet

Title: State of Disgrace
Author: writeonclara
Artist: captain_d_leet (DeviantArt & Tumblr)
Beta: lyingheartedgirl, captain_d_leet
Pairing (if any): Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel
Genre/Tropes: Alternate Universe - Ghosts
Rating: Mature
Word count: 41,026
Warnings/Spoilers: Canon-Typical Violence
Summary: Injured detective Sam Winchester is forced on long term disability after taking a bullet to the hip. Living in a loft is obviously out, but Sam's not so sure his new apartment is much better. The space is nice, but he could do without the prank-playing dead guy for a roommate.

Link to Fic

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[personal profile] kuwlshadow


Title: A Dummie's Guide to the Apocalypse
Author: Scrollingkingfisher
Artist: [personal profile] kuwlshadow 
Beta:  [personal profile] gabrieltrickster 
Pairing: Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel
Genre/Tropes: Reverse verse
Rating:  T
Word count:  91,693
Warnings/Spoilers:  Graphic violence, Temporary character death
Summary: Before Castiel went to hell, before angels and demons and the apocalypse, Gabriel met the Trickster. Some things change, some things stay the same, but the story is still about a pair of brothers, and how they saved the world.

Link to fic:  AO3 & Tumblr
Link to art: Livejournal & Tumblr
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Title: Angelic Mating Rituals are a Pain in the Ass
Author: Aria Lerendeair
Artist: gabrieltrickster
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Gabriel/Castiel
Genre/Tropes: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Wing!kink, Soul/Grace Bonding, Soul/Grace feeding
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 27,445
Warnings/Spoilers: Explicit sex scene, angst, 
Summary: Ever since angels were cut off from heaven, they have lived on earth.  They mate with humans now, forming Alpha/Beta pairs or Alpha/Beta/Omega triads, feeding off the energy of the souls their humans carry to continue to survive.  A soul bond is one that lasts forever and cannot be severed by earthly means.  A single human can support a single angel in a soul bond.  All triads are two humans and one angel.  An angel has to find a mate (or mates) to feed off of before the power of their grace runs out and they fade, then whither away to nothing. Gabriel is an archangel, an omega as well, and he is getting closer and closer to the danger of fading.  When he meets Castiel and Sam Winchester, he knows that they can’t be together, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting.  A split second decision ends up binding his fate to theirs, and Gabriel prays for the first time in eons that he might find his happy ending.  
Link to Fic
Link to art: TBA
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Title: Things that shine
Author: casandsip.
Artist: kdheart.
Beta: the-queen-unitato
Pairing: Gabriel/Sam
Summary: When Balthazar makes a drunken bet that Gabriel can't successfully get a job as a White House tour guide, Gabriel never actually expects to win.He definitely doesn't expect to run into President Sam Winchester in a back corridor of the White House, and to slowly start falling in love with him. After all, Gabriel failed out of acting school and can barely make himself pancakes without setting the kitchen on fire - he definitely isn't the kind of guy who should be dating the President. (It's just possible that Sam disagrees with that.)
Warning / tags: Explicit sex
Rating: E for the fic/G for the art
Length: 30k
Link to fic: Tumblr
Link to art: AO3

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Title: It Starts with a Single Feather
Author: majesticduck
Artist: emmatheslayer
Beta: deadmockingbirds1, diziletzi
Pairing: Dean Winchester/Gabriel, Sam Winchester/Castiel
Genre/Tropes: humour, abo,
Rating: M
Word count: 18792
Warnings/Spoilers: Michael/Naomi (mentioned), Metatron/Zachariah (mentioned), Lucifer/Lilith (mentioned), Balthazar/Hannah (mentioned), Raphael/Uriel (mentioned), Alpha!Gabriel, omega!dean, alpha!Castiel, omega!Sam, alpha!michael, Alpha!Lucifer, domestic fic, Cleaning, Depression, family bonds, Humour, Courtship, wingkink, Chuck is God, Angel!Au, Nesting, mating flights, feathers - Freeform, Misunderstandings, Knotting, Omega!verse, No mpreg, but possible in this verse
Summary: Gabriel never believed he would find his mate. It had been… millennia, and his omega didn’t appear. He cut himself off from the Heavenly Host, and descended into a pit of (unacknowledged) depression. But when Castiel brings his mate’s brother round, Gabriel is forced to reassess his bachelor life,

Now he needs to bring himself up to scratch, make himself a nest and win his mate!
Link to fic: fic
Link to art: art
[personal profile] madhatterai
Title: Love Among Ruins
Author: @sakuai1​
Artist: @fangirl-litra​
Beta: MasaCon
Pairing (if any): Sabriel
Rating: M
Word count: 37800

Summary:

Museum curator and archaeologist, Gabriel Winchester found a treasure map leading to earth's lost treasure - a faberge egg.
Excites to venture to the Country of Enochia , he isn't happy that he's been saddled with bodyguard Sam Winchester.
Sam thinks Gabriel is a spoiled troublemaker. But between the sand dunes and crypts will they find love?


Link to fic:here
Link to art: TBA
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 Hi folks! Just a reminder that today, 19 Jun, is the due date for the art drafts.  I assume this means I will be receiving a whole bunch of emails any hour now!  

Please note:

  • Every art draft is due today. There are no exceptions to this: I need to have them in hand so that I can make sure I don't have to start advertising for a pinch hitter. I will accept it as long as it's still the 19th somewhere in the world, but after that, no.
  • Your submitted draft does not need to be complete, but it MUST meet the minimum art requirements for size etc, and it MUST convince me that you're going to be able to complete it on time.
  • The art itself should be attached as a file (or set of files) to the email, or you can provide a link to it on your website. If the latter, it must be LOCKED (not public), and therefore, obviously, you'll have to provide me with a password or similar secure way of seeing it.
  • In the body of the e-mail, we need the following information:
    • Title of fic:
    • Artist name:
    • Author name:
    • Warnings for art (if any):
  • You will receive email confirmations that I've received these, so don't worry. It may take a couple of days, but everyone will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of the close of the due date - probably a lot sooner depending on when you send it. But there's only one of me, so, you know. Depending on real life commitments this may go slowly.
 
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Well folks, since nobody registered any preferences for dates I assume all is good, so we are all in the same order as we were on the arts claims post! If anybody has any serious problems with their date (or if a problem arises) let me (and your collaborator) know immediately and you can be moved to one of the blank dates.



June 25: Love among ruins
Author - sakuai. Artist - velocitym1.
Summary: Museum curator and archaeologist Gabriel Winchester found a treasure map leading to earth's lost treasure - a faberge egg. Excited to venture to the Country of Enochia, he isn't happy that he's been saddled with bodyguard Sam Winchester. Sam thinks Gabriel is a spoilt troublemaker. But between the sand dunes and crypts will they find love?
Pairings: Gabriel / Sam
Warning / tags: None
Length so far: 26k
Key visual elements: Otherworld-like, tombs, deserts. Indiana-Jones-like.

 

June 27: Mirror, mirror, lie to me

Author - velocitym1. Artist - thisshouldbegabriel.
Summary: After meeting Sam and Dean, Gabriel decides to try to stop the apocalypse before it starts, and then he gets in over his head when Sam turns out to be way more than he bargained for.
Pairings: Sam/Gabriel
Warning / tags: Explicit sexual content, canon-typical violence.
Length so far: 16k
Key visual elements: This fic runs through the last five or so episodes of season two, and has several scenes in Gabriel's apartment.

June 28: None.

June 29: It starts with a single feather

Author - majestic duxk. Artist - emmatheslayer.
Summary: Gabriel never believed he would find his mate. It had been... millennia, and his omega didn’t appear. He cut himself off from the Heavenly Host. But when Castiel brings his mate’s brother round Gabriel is forced to reassess. Now he needs to bring himself up to scratch, make himself a nest and win his mate!
Pairings: Gabriel/Dean, Castiel/Sam, other minor pairings
Warning / tags: alpha!Gabriel, omega!Dean, alpha!Castiel, omega!Sam, alpha!Michael, alpha!Lucifer, domestic fic, lots of cleaning, depression, references to extended depressive episodes, family bonds, humour, sassy characters, courtship, wing kink, chuck is god, relationships mentioned in passing, angel!au, nesting, mating flights, feathers, misunderstandings, knotting, omega verse, mention of eggs, no mpreg, but it is possible in this verse
Length so far: 20k
Key visual elements: Character-focused, various rooms from the great hall of heaven, to a friendly bachelor pad, to a really messy house, lots of angels, feathers, wings

June 30: Things that shine
Author - casandsip. Artist - kdheart.
Summary: When Balthazar makes a drunken bet that Gabriel can't successfully get a job as a White House tour guide, Gabriel never actually expects to win.He definitely doesn't expect to run into President Sam Winchester in a back corridor of the White House, and to slowly start falling in love with him. After all, Gabriel failed out of acting school and can barely make himself pancakes without setting the kitchen on fire - he definitely isn't the kind of guy who should be dating the President. (It's just possible that Sam disagrees with that.)
Pairings: Gabriel/Sam
Warning / tags: Explicit sex
Length so far: 19k
Key visual elements: Gabriel and Sam wearing a lot of suits, an entire first date outing in one tiny apartment, Washington DC, secret cuddling in corridors, fluff, nervous Sam, midnight serenades

July 1: Angelic mating rituals are a pain in the ass
Author - aria lerendeair. Artist - gabrieltrickster.
Summary: Ever since angels were cut off from heaven, they have lived on earth. They mate with humans now, forming Alpha/Beta pairs or Alpha/Beta/Omega triads, feeding off the energy of the souls their humans carry to continue to survive. A soul bond is one that lasts forever and cannot be severed by earthly means. A single human can support a single angel in a soul bond. All triads are two humans and one angel. An angel has to find a mate (or mates) to feed off of before the power of their Grade runs out or they fade, and whither away to nothing. Gabriel is an archangel, an omega as well, and he is getting closer and closer to the danger of fading. When he meets Castiel and Sam Winchester, he knows that they can't be together, but that doesn't stop him from wanting. A split second decision ends up binding his fate to theirs, and Gabriel prays for the first time in eons that he might find his happy ending.
Pairings: Castiel/Sam, Gabriel/Castiel/Sam
Warning / tags: A/B/O Dynamics (minimal outside of smut scenes), Mentions of Alpha Dominance, Angsting, Miscommunication
Length so far: 17k
Key visual elements: Wings! Gabriel has six golden wings and Castiel has two black ones, and other angels also have wings out, at all times, as it is a part of their 'falling' from heaven. Outside of that, normal dynamics inside an office building, or Gabriel's apartment.

July 2: None.

July 3: Surviving the apocalypse, for dummies

Author - scrollingkingfisher. Artist - kuwlshadow.
Summary: Before Castiel went to Hell, before angels and demons and the apocalypse, he and Gabriel met the Trickster. Some things change, but some things stay the same. This is a story about a pair of brothers, and how they saved the world. (Basically, reverse-verse.)
Pairings: Gabriel/Sam, Dean/Cas
Warning / tags: Graphic violence, torture, character death but it's temporary. All that happy stuff.
Length so far: 80k
Key visual elements: It's a reverse verse, so picture any dramatic moments from seasons 2-5 and it's likely that they'll be in there, particularly any of the episodes that originally had Gabriel in. Also notably there's a bit with trueform angels sandwiched in at the end of Lucifer Rising, the back end of Hammer of the Gods has some serious alterations, and (spoilers!) they get a happy ending.

July 4: None.

July 5: None.

July 6: State of disgrace

Author - writeonclara. Artist - captain d_leet.
Summary: Injured detective Sam Winchester is forced on long term disability after taking a bullet to the hip. Living in a loft is obviously out, but Sam's not so sure his new apartment is much better. The space is nice, but he could do without the prank-playing dead guy for a roommate.
Pairings: Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel
Warning / tags: Canon-typical violence
Length so far: 34k
Key visual elements: Dead archangel Gabriel facing ex-cop Sam in battle over prime apartment territory: who will get the couch today? Modern prankster-ghost story set in Northern California: floating spice bottles, lewd scrabble games, chains strewn across kitchens and around a battered Gabriel, and a joyous explosion of light and laughter when an angel gets his wings back.

July 7: But what God gives
Author - kibbers. Artist - tony the girl.
Summary: After Metatron takes over heaven and starts to send angels, wingless, falling to Earth, Gabriel takes over Death's job and thinks himself lucky to have found a place to protect his wings. Centuries later, after Chuck retakes the reigns, Gabe finds himself still there, still taking souls and dealing death from his palms. Ben is just another name on his list for the day. But when Sam Winchester offers up his soul instead, Gabe writes them up a deal. Sam becomes his assistant for the next two weeks, Gabe searching for glimpses of Sam's soul to sketch to completion and Sam fighting to keep it hidden around the rules they set in place. As their deal begins, both of them start to wonder if they're going to make it through these two weeks after all.
Pairings: Sam/Gabriel
Warning / tags: Major Character Death, Many Deaths of Varying Reason (Drowning, Old Age, Fire, Etc.), Minor Mentions of Abuse (Secondary Character), Sexual Content
Length so far: 38k
Key visual elements: Varying colors/shapes of souls, Gabe's wings, Sam's soul, darker themes, Gabriel flying, sort of a 'Beauty and the Beast' vibe
 

July 8: In another time
Author - jcapasso916. Artist - kdheart.
Summary: After Gabriel finds out about Sam falling in the cage he can't handle it. Once Raphael is gone he gathers as much power as he can as the last archangel, and heads back in time to rewrite history and give Sam the life he should have had from the beginning. 
Pairings: Implied past unrequited Gabriel/Sam
Warning / tags: None
Length so far: 15500 
Key visual elements: Gabriel rocking baby Sam. Gabriel carrying young Sam and Dean. Gabriel with young Sam, Dean, and Mary, Gabriel guarding Mary and Sam's crib from Azazel. Gabriel being tortured by Raphael.

July 9: Misselthwaite
Author - whitmerule
Summary: Secret Garden AU. When sickly, spoiled little Gabriel Milton moves to Yorkshire from India, everybody thought he was the most unpleasant child they had ever seen. It was true, too. But Misselthwaite Manor has its mysteries - a common moor-boy who knows everything there is to know about growing things and his little brother who can talk to animals, a hundred rooms all closed up, the sound of a child crying in the night - and not the least of them, the secrets in the garden.
Pairings: They're all kids, so, none; but all the relationships between the four boys receive attention.
Warning / tags: Book fusion; 'historical' au; implied child neglect; trans child character (and adults not responding well to that); mute character; period-accurate colonialist attitudes to India.
Length so far: 60k
Key visual elements: Brooding gothic manors and adoration of the Yorkshire spring and English gardens, especially roses; period clothing; Dean and Sam interacting with various animals (esp. robin redbreast, fox, squirrels, crow); contrast between dark musty rich old rooms and the bright sunny mysterious growing gardens outside; basically google 'secret garden illustrations' and pick your poison!

Update

May. 23rd, 2016 06:26 pm
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 Hi folks - just a quick note! 

- if you have not yet managed to make contact with your artist/artist, let me know because this is a problem!
- have another look at the date when posting will start. I can't link right now as I am on mobile, but the link is easy to find. If there are any periods within the fortnight after that starting date where you absolutely cannot finish your work, LET ME KNOW within the next 48 hours, as I am in the process of making the posting schedule. 

That's all - carry on! 
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Fic details and artist assignments below. Please get in touch with your collaborator given the info provided! 

And remember: 

Art drafts due: June 19, 2016
Posting begins on: June 25, 2016

Authors, remember also that your story must be betaed, and that you are primarily responsible for a) keeping your artist in the loop and giving them a draft they can work with, and b) organising posting with them.
 

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Fics below the cut )
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Hi all! It's time for our second check-in! 

Just as a reminder, our writers' first drafts are due on May 15 2016. Just over a month! Oh no! I mean... everything's under control, right? Right?

So, this second check-in is not compulsory, but it's strongly encouraged for purposes of Touching Base (you may leer if necessary). And this time you get to share a snippet of your fic!

Please answer the questions below in a comment - and add anything else you feel like adding - then share a snippet, of not-too-long length. (Look at me being completely pedantic.)

1. Have you started the story yet? 
2. How confident are you of making the May 15 deadline?
3. What sort of difficulties (if any) are you encountering in writing the story?
4. Why is a blackboard?
5. If a bullet is fired nowhere near a queer female character and there are no cameras to see it, what happens?
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Good afternoon, morning, or local time of your choice, to all you big bang writers out there! It's time for the first authorial check-in!
Just as a reminder, our writers' first drafts are due on May 15 2016. That's a little over 60 days away, by my reckoning!

This is your first check-in. Just a quick and easy way for you to let us know how you're doing so far. ;) It is not compulsory, but we encourage you to participate - and chat to each other in the comments and so on, form support groups, etc!

Please answer the questions below in a comment - and add anything else you feel like adding!

1. Have you started the story yet?
2. How confident are you of making the May 15 deadline?
3. What sort of difficulties (if any) are you encountering in writing the story?
4. Dogs, cats, birds, or all of the above?
5. What is Luke Skywalker's sexuality?

 


Next check-in is April 3, which is when you'll be allowed to share a small snippet of your story! :)

Until then, have fun writing, and adoring Mark Hamill!
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 Hi! Hope all the writing is swimming along swimmingly like a swimming thing! How's life? In one week we shall KNOW ALL.
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... and the welcome email has gone out.

If you have not received it and think you should have, check your spam folder, then get in touch - commenting on this post is probably simplest. 

All the best - and happy writing!
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Oh no! Quick! The window in which to sign up is narrowing! Go this way to sign up (artists over here, support folks over here) - but first, make sure to cast your eyes on the rules, schedule, and instructions, and don't forget to join the community and track it to be sure you're notified of all announcements and reminders!

If you don't have a dreamwidth account, it isn't absolutely necessary to create one, as you can mostly participate via OpenID, but it's your responsibility to keep up with the key dates.

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So, who's up for Gabriel Big Bang 2016?

Authors this way to sign up, artists over here, support folks over here.

But first, make sure to cast your eyes on the rules, schedule, and instructions, and don't forget to join the community and track it to be sure you're notified of all announcements and reminders!

And yes, we're on dreamwidth now - since last year's tumblr version was more stressful than it needed to be, and tumblr has made itself even less viable as a social platform since, hoorah. So dreamwidth it is. If you don't have a dreamwidth account, it isn't absolutely necessary to create one, as you can mostly participate via OpenID.

Come and have fun!

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