Bela Talbot

SPN Fic: Wait For It

Gosh it's been ages since I've gotten to use that kind of subject line! :D

After literally months of waiting, I finally got to post my fic for the SPN Rare Pair Big Bang today!

Title: Wait For It
Ship: Dean Winchester/Bela Talbot
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Off-screen attempted suicide; non-explicit references to canonical rape/sexual abuse re: Bela’s backstory; assumes Bela was the First Seal, so non-explicit references to Dean torturing her
Setting: Post-series AU
Summary: Dean never claimed that curing Bela Talbot was a well-thought-out plan, but falling for her afterward definitely wasn’t part of it. Or, five times Dean and Bela don’t say “I love you” (and one time they do).
On Ao3

This fic takes place in my Bela/Dean + Sam/Gen AU but is the first chronologically. I already said this on my flaily I-finished-my-draft post a few months ago, but this story has been in my head for literally YEARS, so it was such an amazing feeling to finally actually write it down. *happy sigh*

Even if you have zero interest in the fic, maybe consider checking out my partner's art cause it's shiny? :)
Bela Talbot

Ficlet: Q&A

This is a tiny 1,200 ficlet- tbh more like a vignette or a timestamp than an actual ficlet with a narrative of its own- that I wrote during NaNo this year.  I can't post the WIP snippets I really want to because in theory they're part of my RPBB (which I doubt I'll actually complete in time, also tbh), but this is an id-dy, entirely self-indulgent Sam + Bela scene in my Bela/Dean post-series AU (that I've posted several fics from).  It takes place anywhere between 6 months to a year after Bela and Dean officially start dating.

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Bela Talbot



Galavant (a Musical Comedy Extravaganza!) premiered tonight on ABC, and I've been looking forward to it for literally MONTHS, and IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT.


Basic Premise: Galavant is the most famous knight in the land, beloved and revered by all.  Madalena is his lady love.  The evil King Richard sees her beauty and decides he must have her.  His henchmen kidnap her.  DUH DUH DUH.

Reasons Why You Should Watch:

+ THE MUSIC IS WITTY AND CATCHY AND ALL AROUND AMAZING (e.g., there's a song called "Maybe You're Not The Worst Thing Ever").  THE LYRICS ARE HILARIOUS.  AND they're PG13.  This is Disney for adults!  :DDD  Alan Menken is the composer (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Hercules, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, among others), and Glenn Slater is the lyricist (Tangled), so that should give you an idea of just how amazing the music is.  It's the kind of music that I instantly wanted to put in the effort to memorize and sing all the parts to (like "Belle" in Beauty and the Beast), which I haven't felt for non-ballad songs in YEARS.

+ TIMOTHY OMUNDSON (King Richard) IS HYSTERICAL AND ADORABLE.  I've only ever seen him play Lassie in Psych and Cain in SPN, so I had no idea what his comedic range and singing were like (cause since he plays the "straight" man in Psych, his humor is mostly deadpan).  OH DEAR GOD HE IS HILARIOUS, AND HIS VOICE IS BEAUTIFUL, AND I JUST CANNOT STOP FLAILING OVER HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM.

+ The two female leads are fantastic (both the actors and the characters)!  I can't say much that isn't spoilery, but let's just say that they're both real go-getters.  Also, ONE OF THEM IS A WOC.

+ Galvant's squire, Sid, is funny and charming and black!  (And Lee Jordan in Harry Potter.)  Of the six main cast members, two of them are POC!  Lots of background characters are non-white!  This show actually has some diversity!  (It's the opposite of Frozen!)

+ Galavant himself is amusingly ridiculous and is also nice eye candy.

+ There are lots of amusing side characters, like Vinnie Jones' henchman and Richard's Cook.

+ The characters are surprisingly multi-dimensional (considering this show is a farce; John Stamos's knight is named Jean Hamm), and the plot is very promising in that regard, too.  It's a farce WITH LAYERS.  (LIKE AN OGRE.)

I SERIOUSLY CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS SHOW ENOUGH.  It's farcical, it's self-aware, it's clever, it's hilarious, it's WONDERFUL!!

The season is only 8 half-hour episodes (it's playing over four weeks during the OUAT hiatus), so it's definitely not a big time commitment!
Bela Talbot

SPN Flash Fic: Passing Through

I wrote flash fic!  I hardly ever do that!  But Kelsey gave me an awesome prompt on Tumblr for a meme where a friend writes the first line and then you write five more (spoiler alert, I wrote a lot more than 5 sentences).  So the first sentence, "He danced the way...feel like a normal girl." was written by kwritten.

Title: Passing Through
Pairing: Claire Novak/Ben Braeden

He danced the way he told jokes, more like your middle-aged father than the secret boyfriend you snuck in your window, and she thought if she put her feet on top of his he’d twirl her away, maybe even make her feel like a normal girl.

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Bela Talbot

Trick or Treat Recs

I got two awesome fics for Trick or Treat!

First is a very sweet Anya & Cordelia fic set in the afterlife immediately post-Chosen.  It's alternately poignant, snarky, and funny, and despite the fact that they're, yanno, dead, I found it ultimately uplifting.  I'm so far removed from BtVS fandom at this point that I didn't really expect a fill in that fandom, let alone that anyone would take me up on this rarepair friendship, so it was a very neat surprise.  Even if you don't participate in BtVS fandom anymore, I'd recommend taking a look.

I also got this AWESOME Bela & Meg fic set in a post 8x17 AU (SOMEBODY WROTE ME BELA FIC, AND SHE WASN'T EVEN IN THE TAG SET, AND IT ALSO STARS MY SECOND FAVORITE SPN LADY, HOW LUCKY AM I).  Crowley's dead, and it's called "The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship," so that probably tells you all you need to know.  :)  Fantastic characterization for both ladies, especially Meg, lots of great lines, hints of Megstiel, and did I mention that Crowley's dead?  I LOVE it!  I have a pretty good guess who wrote it for me and am looking forward to finding out for sure tomorrow.  :D

I am definitely pleased as punch, tickled pink, and very grateful that both of my treats were about female friendships (or the beginnings thereof).  \O/
Bela Talbot

Trick or Treat Exchange Letter!

Hi Lovely Person,

This is my first exchange, so I am super excited!  Also, I apologize for the lateness of my letter!  Below the cut are some of my general likes/dislikes for the fandoms, fave ships, and some prompts if that helps at all, but please feel free to ignore if you have something else in mind!

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Thank you for whatever awesome trick or treat you come up with! :)