mangacat201: (Devil's eyesight)
Fic title: BRIGHT LIGHTS AND WHISKEY KISSES
Author name: [livejournal.com profile] wetsammy aka wetsammywinchester
Artist name: [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201
Genre: J2 RPF
Pairing: Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki
Rating: PG (Art only); NC-17 (story)
Word count:24,443
Warnings: Violence
Summary: When alcohol is outlawed during Prohibition, speakeasies crop up all over New York City and people can't get enough of drinking, dancing and live music. Jared's editor at the newspaper assigns the naive young reporter to write reviews of the popular but illegal nightclubs, but he has no idea what he's in for. Meeting Jensen, a bootlegger with a secret, only complicates the situation even more as Jared learns that underneath all the glitter and fun of the speakeasies lies the stink and violence of organized crime.

Artist's Note: Wow, what a wonderful ride. Because despite this being actually the fifth(!) BigBang I've participated in as an artist, I'm still unsure every time whether I've got the chops to do it, or whether my vision to illustrate a story will be enough to do it justice, especially since the time from claiming to drafts always seems so short. However, this time around time was literally not an issue because in reading the summary I already plenty of ideas spring fully formed into my head and could hardly have had more fun in researching the bases for 20s fashion and putting these manips together inspired by the visceral and iconic storytelling in the writing. I have literally no idea how I managed to put together so many pieces this year and it was my utter pleasure to learn new techniques to make my ideas come alive on the screen. This is also the first time I've tried animated art, a fantastic crossover between my vidding passion and photo manipulation I've been branching out into. I'd like to thank [livejournal.com profile] wetsammy a lot for providing me with the perfect inspiration through her story, of course [livejournal.com profile] wendy for her tireless work every year in making the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang challenge a forum for so many talented people to come together and create fabulous things (I swear, one of these years I'll actually submit a story again) and my friends and cheerleaders like silkylustre who gave me feedback on the drafts and made them better. Anyway, for those of you still reading, please enjoy the art and go read the story, it IS fabulous!



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mangacat201: (Devil's eyesight)
Title: RECKLESS, PRETTY AND WILD (Storylink LIVE NOW!) LJ-Link
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201
Author: [livejournal.com profile] riyku
Pairing/Characters: Jared/Jensen
Rating:
Wordcount:
Disclaimer:
I don’t own their images, that honor falls to the CW and Eric Kripke in terms of Supernatural and of course to Jared and Jensen in terms of themselves, I just play in the sandbox without looking for profit.

Warnings/Spoilers: No warnings for the art, except except for some violence. Please refer to the story masterpost for further warnings.

Summary: Jensen and Jared are having the time of their lives in their a most successful criminal enterprise, but when lines are drawn, loyalties are tested and secrets revealed, cracks rapidly appear in the facade of their relationship that become a danger to their life in a more literal way than they anticipated.

A/N: Wow, I've been meaning to make an SPN-vid for that song for... years, really, every since I first heard it and thought YES WINCHESTERS. It took me some time to figure out more than a couple of clips and frames I wanted to use so that it would actually be a full vid and how to shorten the song - which really, you need to find and listen to it in full length, it's so awesome, but this year, things finally clicked and came together. And I'm doubly chuffed that I could use Hal Oszan's scenes in the vid, since he is the fantastic singer behind the "Poets & the Pornstars" - seriously, find that album SPN fans and listen the heck out of it. Anyway, I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] riyku for picking me out of the big crowd, because she's a seriously talented fandom member who managed to pick up exactly what kind of mood and style I had in mind for the story and deliver a great piece for your enjoyment, and was very patient with my real life induced absences from the process. And last but not least, I want to thank the busy mod-bees behind [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang who once again managed to make the challenge this year an engaging, well organized and altogether most enjoyable experience.








mangacat201: (Devil's eyesight)
Title: A PLACE OF SACRIFICE
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
Pairing/Characters: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Wordcount: 6400
Disclaimer:
I don’t own their images, that honor falls to the CW and Eric Kripke in terms of Supernatural and of course to Jared and Jensen in terms of themselves, I just play in the sandbox without looking for profit.

Warnings/Spoilers: No warnings for the art, except antique nudity, I guess. Please refer to the story masterpost for further warnings.

Summary: In a nation where adult destinies are set by draft, Jensen's always known he and Jared can't expect to be together. But he dreamed it might happen all the same. And when Jared's destiny turns bad, Jensen isn't about to leave him alone. Whatever it takes.

A/N: Man, this challenge was so easy and so hard this year, I can't even begin to describe it. Easy in the way my artwork came together from an idea to a fully fleshed out piece, hard in the way that I had little time to be a helping hand in the writing process, much less make more piece. Real life is a tough bitch sometimes. But I still want to thank [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni a big bunch, because she managed to tease out so much more from this pic than I had dared to imagine and delivered a truly engaging, world building story that blew me away. That's what I love about this challenge at [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang and I'm grateful that I get to be a part of it again this year.


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mangacat201: (Devil's eyesight)
Video: High Quality Download
Fic: I Stumble Forward

Artist: [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alexisjane


Word Count: 61.5k
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: inaccurate depictions/descriptions of addiction and recovery/mental health issues/medical intervention/the IT industry/Texas, self harm, blood, unsafe driving practices, M/M sex, mentions of past parental death, unhappy childhood, messed up family dynamics/relationships, little itty bit of homophobia.

Vid-Rating/Warnings: PG-13, allusions to alcohol abuse and related behaviour

Summary: Jensen is trying to start a new life and not complicate it with a past he isn't ready to share with potential girlfriend, Genevieve. But when she introduces him to her troubled brother, Jared, things get complicated fast and the men end up with a secret of their own. But there's another secret, one which neither of them holds, one that will not just break their lives apart emotionally but could have bloody, fatal consequences. If Jensen can pick his way through the minefield of lies and half truths, he and Jared might finally have a chance at happiness – Sometimes you have to save someone else, before you can save yourself.


A/N: Big Bang's are not only challenges because authors and artists agree to set themselves big tasks, they're also always a bit of a gamble for both sides in the rush to describe the stories and claim the summaries and not really knowing what you'll get once the frenzy is done. And this year, I've certainly been paired with the most wonderful, supportive author in [livejournal.com profile] alexisjane whose story I read with pleasure for the great cast of characters, sudden twists and gorgeous visual scenes. Still, at the beginning I found myself really struggling with figuring out how I could and would like to illustrate the story with my medium of choice, which led to a period of denialist procrastination. But in the end, I was not going to let my author down and back away from a challenge and with her encouragement and enthusiasm, suddenly it all came together and I was able to create a vid that I'm really happy with because it gives you glimpses of the story and the central character dynamics with a teasing edge that will hopefully make you want to read it. So, thank you, [livejournal.com profile] alexisjane for your unending patience and squee, it was great working with you, thank you, mods for the incredible amount of effort you put into running this challenge so smoothly and thank you readers/viewers for coming back every year to share this time with us!




mangacat201: (Devil's eyesight)
Title: Requiem
Rating: NC-17
Video rating: R (for some nudity)

Pairing: Jared/Jensen (J2)
Characters: Jensen, Jared, Misha, Chad Michael Murray, Christian Kane, brief Soya Suicide (as Summer), Candice Accola (as Holly), brief Danneel, mentions of Sandy, brief mention of Genevieve
Word Count: ~42,600
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201
Beta: Charlie, [livejournal.com profile] soserendipity, [livejournal.com profile] xdarkdesires

Warnings: blasphemy, homophobia, demon!Chad

Summary: Jensen Ross Ackles is a devout Catholic. He’s been turned from civilian to priest due to a demon possessing his lovely wife Danneel. His devotion to God has gone above and beyond sitting in a church every Sunday and he works alongside some local hunters to exorcise any and every demon they come across. However, Jensen never expects to meet a demon who’s possessing a very familiar person. Now, he’s torn between wanting to regain everything he gave up and striving towards the holiness he gave it up for.


SPOILER WARNING: The video as an art piece for this story is less of a teaser and more of a companion piece, therefore be advised that it contains extensive spoilers for the story as a whole. Don't say I didn't warn you, but now go enjoy!





High quality download version: mediafire

A/N: Sooooo, can't believe this is already the second time that I'm participating in BigBang season as an artist. This year, again I didn't make the writer's deadline, but was lucky enough to find one story that spoke to me and that I thought I could make a vid for and I'm once again very pleased with the result. My dear author [livejournal.com profile] syngates_guitar was a fantastic sport, patient, supportive, squeeing, very excited and a pleasure to work with. I'm really glad that I could provide a great companion piece for her story, that was so rich in imagery and references to the show that I didn't have trouble at all putting this together. I really love participating in this challenge and I hope we can be around for many years to come.

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