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Crowley's Covert Christmas Fic Exhange
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crowleysxmas wrote in spn_bigpretzel

Hello boys and girls!

Well it seems your other mods have dropped all of their responsibilities (other than proof reading my entries) and have roped me into running the holiday celebration this year. Apparently I am willing to do just about anything to close a deal. So let’s just cut to the chase shall, we? I am hear to announce :

Crowley’s Covert Christmas Fic Exchange!!

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Actually, by Christmas, I really mean ALL the big end-of-year holidays in which humans find it necessary to drown themselves in order to try to forget their miserable excuse for an existence (Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, etc). Alliterations are so much more poetic, so hence the CCC Fic Exchange. I am also willing to try exchange your soul for goods and/or services, no matter what sorry excuse for a holiday you celebrate.

How will this strictly professional relationship work?

It's a covert holiday fic exchange with a spn_bigpretzel twist.  You will not know who is writing for you. But mostly it is anonymous simply because I do not want those flannel fashionistas to find out I have anything resembling a soft spot for a pagan holiday masking itself as Heaven's annual pilgrimage to Plucky Pennywhistle's. So keep my name out of it.


  • Prompting/Sign-ups begin NOW and will continue until midnight Saturday night (November 15th). I’m not planning to be nitpicky about time zones here. Just trying to do the conversion from Central Standard Time to Hell Basic Time gives me a migraine that even torturing a new soul while drinking a decent glass of Craig doesn’t alleviate. So just post your prompts in the comments below before Sunday morning, November 16th, wherever you are in the world.  Remember, this is an EXCHANGE. If you prompt, you're also signing up to write for someone else. Failure to do so is a guarantee you will owe me your soul.

  • Claiming will begin Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00am CST (4:00PM GMT). This should give authors around 5 weeks to write! Claims will continue until all participants have been claimed.  THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE POST FOR CLAIMING and claims will be secret.


  • Fics will need to be at least 1000 words long. All fics will be due: Saturday, December 20th. You will email completed fics to me, your King at: crowleyschristmas@gmail.com

  • I'd love to include artists as well. The more the merrier I say. More opportunity for a business man to acquire souls. In a few weeks, I'll give artists the opportunity to claim fics based on the prompts authors are writing for snippets/summaries of their fics (if available). Then you can create something simple like a banner and maybe an icon to go along with the fic. Like you did in the Spring Fic Exchange.

  • Fic/Art will be posted anonymously by myself courtesy of my recently acquired LJ account: crowleysxmas. The big author/artist reveal will come once all have been posted. Fic/Art will be posted from Dec 25th-Jan 6th, the 12 Days of Christmas. What can I say? I am a traditionalist.

Please see below for more detailed info on the process.


How Will Bidding for Souls Prompting Work?

Those wishing to participate will submit 3-5 prompts in a comment to this post.

These prompts are for fics that YOU would like to receive as a gift. Prompts can be gen, het, or slash.  They can be as general or as specific as you want them to be.  If you just want ‘something cute involving wee!chesters’ – that is nauseatingly fine for a prompt. If you want something incredibly specific, that’s fine too.  All prompts are welcome as long as they fit the spirit of the com (sweet, cracky, funny, schmoopy, etc).  Remember, this is an EXCHANGE. If you prompt, you're also signing up to write for someone else.

A few suggestions:


  1. Do give at least one gen prompt. It will make things go easier with the claiming. Not all of us support the same ships or even have ships. (However, Myself/Dean, Myself/Bobby, or hell, let's face it, Myself/just about anyone surely are the best ships. Much better than the Dean/pie ships that seem to the preference around this place).

  2. Your prompts don’t have to be holiday related, but it would be nice for you to make a bloody effort to include some holiday prompts/stories in this exchange.  Please, try and shoot for at least one holiday-related prompt, especially since I have unveiled an inkling of interest in this time of year. As a reminder, holiday doesn’t necessarily mean Christmas, either.  There are lots of celebrations during the month of December (Hanukkah & Kwanzaa just to name two) - ALL of those are welcome here. 

  3. Remember you are prompting for a gift for yourself, so it’s delightful for you to be greedy and choosy. I know I am. I love to see those qualities in humans, too. It makes you ripe for the picking. Feel free to give your preferences. As much as I hate to say it, your other mods asked me to remind you to just be nice about it, even if I am not. Something like 'gen only' or 'lots of/no angels'.  In other words, don't slam ships, characters, etc. Remember, what you disklike just may be someone else's favorite thing ever.

Here’s an example based on the types of things I would prompt. Keep in mind, my interests are not as sickeningly sweet as the interests of the rest of you in this the community:

Prompt 1: Adorable weechesters opening gifts under the tree which were purchased with money that John received by selling his soul to a crossroads demon.
Prompt 2: Meg finally makes Castiel watch It’s a Wonderful Life while Sam, Dean and I sit in the back of the room making snarky comments Mystery Science Theater style.

Prompt 3: Linda Tran asks me to be he date on New Year’s Eve. Kevin insists on chaperoning.
Prompt 4: Sam and Dean host a holiday party at the bunker for all of their friends. It is boring as heaven until I show up with whiskey and a karaoke machine.
Prompt 5: Me. Any story about me. You know it will be fabulous.

Preferences (optional): The more deals for souls the better. Kissing is non-negotiable. Black, well-tailored suits– yes. Denim - no.


How Will Claiming Souls Work?

Author claiming will be anonymous and open only to those participants who submitted prompts (I’ll screen your comments so I can be the first to mock you coordinate the choices and PM you which person you are writing for).  Authors will choose the prompter they’d like to write ONE fic for - based on their set of prompts/preferences.  You will be asked to submit your first, second, and third choices. AGAIN - THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE POST FOR THIS.

As for any other gifts that might be given out this season, I’d like to remind you all that I am the only one that will be placing beer, porn and a new karaoke machine under the tree for Squirrel this year. Any one else who tries to do so will find themselves moved to the front of the line in the torture chamber.

Now don’t just sit there. Start prompting!

I am off brainwash the other mods into changing the name of this community. The Sunnier Side of Supernatural? Seriously? Do you all get together, hold hands and sing “You are My Sunshine”? If you’re not careful, I’ll be the one to make you hang your head and cry.

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Fabulous first post Crowley. Really, really excited about the new fic exchange :).
(What? Well, I don't want to be tortured!)

Just follow the rules, my dear. You likely won't be tortured ;)

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1. Crowley is struck by a Christmas Spirit curse and has to be nice to the Bunker residents for the Twelve Days of Christmas
2. Sam finds an ancient spell book and accidentally turns Dean and Castiel into guinea pigs
3. The Winchesters vs the Grinch - it's a grudge match
4. Dean and Sam take a job in Minnesota in the depths of winter, and get adopted by a reindeer who follows them EVERYwhere
5. The boys are snowed in somewhere - how long will it take before they go stir crazy?

Preferences - don't mind either slash or gen. I'd like the story to have a Winchester focus but any other character is fair game to include.

You are wishing a curse on me? What the hell kind of community did I get myself dragged into?

1. Crowley turns Sam and Dean into an actual moose and squirrel, chaos ensues.
2. Sam and Dean are captured by an enraged Santa Claus because they're responsible for killing the Spirit of Christmas (they thought it was just a haunting), Crowley rescues them.
3. Cain keeps sending Dean extravagant bee-related gifts during the holidays. For different reasons, Crowley and Castiel investigate why.
4. Sam decides to celebrate all the winter holidays one year since he's never really gotten a chance to. Dean is reluctant at first, but then goes all out with participating.
5. Sam finds a spell that works on Crowley to make him tell the truth, and finds out much more than he bargained for.
Preferences - wincest or gen is great, angels gen only please

#1 is an excellent idea. I should put you on the payroll!

Edited at 2014-11-10 12:30 am (UTC)

1. Over one oddly peaceful Christmas weekend, Sam and Dean decide to introduce human!Cas to all the joys of Christmas that they missed out on as kids. He is adorably enthusiastic about all of it. Bonus if you make me cry. ;)

2. Crowley is somehow magically rendered human. No magic powers, no anything. His enemies think this is a great chance to take him out once and for all. He's attacked and injured and barely gets away with his life. He doesn't exactly HAVE any friends, so he goes to the only enemies he has that he knows aren't inclined toward killing helpless humans - the Winchesters. Grudging, grumbling, but ultimately touching hurt/comfort fic please!

3. Christmas in the bunker while Crowley is being kept in the basement. TFW exchange gifts, but Sam and Dean can't understand why Cas insists on giving Crowley a present, too. Make Cas's present to Crowley whatever you want it to be - and Crowley's reaction can be whatever you want it to be, but bear in mind his slight human-ness at the time. ;)

4. Someone finds some mistletoe in a box in the bunker. They don't realize it's cursed mistletoe, and they hang it up to make things more festive. Anyone who stands under it for more than five seconds becomes irresistible to everyone else in the bunker. People in the bunker for this fic should be - hmmm, let's see - let's go with Sam, Dean, Cas, Crowley, Gabriel, Benny, Kevin, Mrs. Tran, and Charlie. Go nuts.

5. A somewhat tamed demon!Dean and Sam are staying together in the bunker. Dean's feeding his killing addiction by excessive amounts of hunting. But Dean misses his friend (with benefits), Crowley, although he'd never admit it. So Sam gives his brother the perfect holiday gift - one sputtering, furious, but utterly helpless King of Hell tied up and waiting for him under the tree. ;) (Demon!Dean/Crowley, please for this one)

Preferences: I am perfectly okay with any pairings except for purposes of these prompts, I prefer no Wincest (unless it's TFW OT3 ;) hehe). I do have a slight preference for pairings to include Crowley. :) I am okay with any "warning" type content you want to include (the 5th prompt kinda lends itself well to a dub-con scenario ;) *hint hint*). I usually tend toward the dark side in fic, which is so NOT what this fest is about, but don't worry about content with me, 'cause if you think it's over the line I'll probably love it! :P LOL

Aren't you sweet. You imagine that Feathers wants to get me a present. Perhaps one of those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches he is always going on about.

Ooooh I wanna sign up for this!!


Well then, what are you waiting for my darling?

Here we go with the prompts from Dizzoland ...

1. It's Christmas and Dean's gift to Castiel is ... his very first hangover. And it's a hum-dinger!
2. The impala has Christmas wishes too, and one Christmas night hers comes true (entirely up to you how). What will happen when a mature, raven-haired beauty visits Dean that evening with only one thing on her mind?
3. Castiel thinks it'll be fun. Charlie and Kevin are on board too. Sam, Dean and Crowley all think it's the stupidest idea ever in the history of stupid. Carol singing; do they go? who decides?
4. It's Christmas and Dean's sick, (snot, no appetite, fever, the works) and throwing his own personal little pity party. They say misery loves company, so everyone's invited.
5. Crowley does his best to sabotage the Winchesters' Christmas. He fails miserably.

I'd love a bunker setting for any of these stories if possible, but otherwise I'm easy with all of them. slash/gen, angel or human Castiel. Please yourself, I'll be thrilled!

Re: Here we go with the prompts from Dizzoland ...

Caroling? Where do you people get these ideas? I could not consume enough scotch that those dunderheads could wheedle me into caroling. And I am certain that my minions destroyed the spell making me susceptible to others will.

1. Since no woman in her right mind would marry this heartless, selfish git - how did Crowley get married? Did he blackmail her father? Was she a rich widow whose husband "accidentally" died?
2. Crowley runs into one of his immortal relatives, Connor or Duncan. No one is happy about this.
3. To Crowley's horror, Gavin has not only survived 2014; he's married and happy.
4, who do you think inspired Spinal Tap to write "Christmas with the Devil"?

Gen only, please.

I think you got it wrong, darling. It isn't the woman who would be out of her mind to marry me. After all, I'm the King of Hell. But what in the world would ever entice me to be chained to blissfully wed for all eternity to a nagging wench lovely lady?

1. Sam and Dean try to have a traditional Christmas celebration with their friends, but it does not go according to plan.

2. Sam and Dean take a vacation in Hawaii. (Gen) What do they do on their first ever vacation?

3. While Sam and Dean are sleeping in a motel, Baby is stolen from the parking lot by an entity angry with them for killing its mate.

4. Sam wants to get Dean something special for Christmas, but doesn't know what to get. Dean, on the other hand, doesn't even think about getting his brother a present.

Good luck trying to narrow it down to one entity that is angry at those numbskulls.

I can't resist! Gotta do it,

1: Death eats way too much Christmas pudding and gets the hiccups. Dire things result, and the boys have to go to the rescue.

2: Santa's sleigh is down for the count and he wants to borrow Baby. Dean insists on driving.

3: Crowley is always peevish when he feels neglected. When everyone else at the party gets a gift, he decides to make trouble.

4: Crowley version of A Christmas Carol. Be flamboyant!

5: Balthazar vs. Gabriel prank war. Sam and Dean are the unlucky subjects as the two of them try to outdo each other.

Re: I can't resist! Gotta do it,

I feel peevish if I'm neglected by these blokes? Bollocks!

1. Cas goes Christmas shopping, preferably from the point of view of a shop assistant trying to help him buy Dean the perfect gift. Gen or Dean/Cas (please no established relationship and keep it PG).

2. Dean cooks Christmas dinner or Sam attempts to cook Christmas dinner and it all goes horribly wrong.

3. The boys fight demons with holy water snowballs.

4. While Sam is locked in the cage, Lucifer tries to get Sam to be his friend by giving him more elaborate Christmas gifts/parties every year.

5.Dean, Sam, Cas, Kevin, Mrs Tran, Crowley and Charlie get snowed into the bunker and discover a room full of old board games. It gets out of control.

Oh please tell me I'm still chained in the dungeon (preferably with Mrs. Chan) if I'm stuck with all o those idiots in the bunker!

1. A Supernatural version of A Christmas Carol, with Crowley as Ebenezer Scrooge, Gavin as Jacob Marley, Cas as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Dean as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Sam as the Ghost of Christmas Future. Did it actually happen, or did Crowley imbibe on too much of the Winchesters special eggnog? Maybe something based on this pic here: http://cafe-de-labeill.livejournal.com/43527.html

2. Crowley tries his hand at making baby uvula Christmas cookies.

3. It's snowing outside the bunker, so the Winchesters, Cas, and Crowley make snow angels... or in Crowley's case, a snow devil.

4. A witch's spell goes awry and a murderous Frosty comes to life and the Winchester's have to deal with trying to gank it.

5. The angels have to reenact the nativity scene. Based on this pic here:
http://cafe-de-labeill.livejournal.com/45975.html

I'm just looking for gen only fics, please. Thanks! :-)

Edited at 2014-11-11 10:20 pm (UTC)

Yes, I do have a lovely recipe for baby uvula cookies. It is just has a few slight adjustments on my muffin recipe.

Edited at 2014-11-12 01:59 pm (UTC)

1. Santa Claus isn't exactly like Sam and Dean expected him to be..

2. Crowley decides to throw a lavish Christmas party, and Sam, Dean, and Cas aren't the only familiar faces to attend. Dirty Santa, drinking, and various Christmas-themed party games are also on the menu.

3. Meg hates the winter and the snow. Castiel decides to show her why she shouldn't. (I love Cas/Meg)

4. That moment when the King of Hell gives you a hilariously inappropriate gift... (surprise me with the recipient)

5. Sam tries to decorate the bunker for Christmas to surprise Dean. It is almost uncanny how many things seem to go wrong with that.

I have my own dungeon in Hell stocked with inappropriate gifts.

1. All those in the bunker are suffering from the short-term effects of a memory loss spell - nothing serious, but they can't remember what Christmas gifts they bought each other. Crowley causes mayhem and confusion by swapping/replacing the gifts, but ultimately learns the true meaning of Christmas.

2. Someone in the bunker wishes they could just forget the supernatural for the holidays. It comes true. Literally! Everyone else has to rally around to stop them discovering the truth, despite the usual 'interruptions'.

3. Crowley shares his scotch (ha ha ha!) but it's been cursed to cause random body swaps. Hilarity, drunken fumbling mishaps, and dubious-consent issues ensue.

4. Someone is cursed into a (fully life-sized?) Ken-doll - they can see and hear but can't move. After effectively becoming part of the furniture, what things might they discover?

5. Someone in the bunker unwittingly develops the ability to enter and control the dreams of others - but it takes a while for them to realise that this isn't just a really weird dream of their own.

I'll be equally happy with gen or whichever ship you choose.

Thanks!

Another young one who could easily work for me. I just might have to set up interviews.

Well, I can't say no to Crowley...

1.) Crowley has a list of people he sends Christmas cards to --and unholy fruit baskets, of course.

2.) Crowley pays a visit to Mrs. Tran to...apologize? Hmmm...He must be up to something. (Can take place around the holidays; bonus points if you include Kevin in some form.)

3.) Garth celebrates Christmas as a werewolf with his new (growing) family and sends the boys a Christmas greeting.

4.) A very Supernatural Crossover Christmas! (Bonus points if there are spinning Christmas trees.)

5.) Jody hints that there's a job in the area, just as an excuse to have the boys over for the holidays...Though, of course, there's a real job nearby.

I love gen fics, as well as odd pairings of all sorts. Obviously, I have a soft spot for Crowley pairings, as well as any involving minor characters or Castiel. I love everyone, and I adore crossovers ;) The only thing I'd prefer not to read for this challenge is Wincest. Thanks!

No one can say no to me,darling.

Hilarious info post!

Prompts:
1. John attempting to do something for Christmas, only the most ridiculous things keep going wrong.

2. Bobby/Crowley Christmas celebration. (What do you get the demon who has everything?)

3. Charlie's on the run again (s7-s8ish?) and she runs into someone who offers her a warm meal and somewhere to spend the night out of the snow.

4. Charlie and Dorothy celebrate Christmas in Oz (at least Charlie thinks it might be Christmas, time passes differently)

I'm good with any pairing you choose, gen's great too. Kevin and Charlie are two of my favourite characters.

Well, it does pay to have a sharp with when dealing with the Winchesters. Why do think I'm the only one to survive this long?

Maybe next year I'll decide to jump in and participate in this. If there is one, of course. :-) I'll look forward to this year's stories.

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