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moragmacpherson ([personal profile] moragmacpherson) wrote2010-05-10 12:20 am
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Fic: A Grand Sneer - Master Post (SPN/Discworld BigBang)

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Title
: A Grand Sneer
Author:[livejournal.com profile] moragmacpherson 
Crossover: Supernatural/Discworld
Disclaimer: Supernatural is the property of Eric Kripke, the CW, and their associated corporate entities.  Discworld belongs to Sir Terry Pratchett.  No infringement is intended.
Type: Gen
Word Count: 35,379
Characters/Pairings: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, ensemble Discworld cast. If you absolutely must know: (skip) From Supernatural: Castiel, Lucifer, Gabriel, Zachariah, Michael. From Discworld: the Librarian, Nobby Nobbs, Sgt. Detritus, Sgt. Angua, Sam Vimes, Lu-Tze, Cheery Littlebottom, Captain Carrot, Archchancellor Ridcully, Ponder Stibbons, Lord Vetinari, Lady Sybil Vimes nee Ramkin, Young Sam, Moist Von Lipwig, Jim "Leadpipe" Upwright, Shawn Ogg, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Tiffany Aching, the Nac Mac Feegle
Content: Language, smoking, drinking, sexual innuendo, action, adventure, absurdity, comedy, angst
Spoilers: Through "Sam, Interrupted," (5.11) for Supernatural, through Unseen Academicals for Discworld
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] angelicfoodcake 
Link to ArtArt Master Post  (Warning!  While the art is spectacular, it contains major spoilers for the end of the story.)
Summary: While hunting in a library, Dean slips into L-space and runs all the way to the Discworld.  Getting home is going to take a little more effort.
Author’s Notes:  More extensive ones may be produced upon request; for now, I just want to thank my wonderful betas:[livejournal.com profile] fish_echo , [livejournal.com profile] reapertownusa , and [livejournal.com profile] booster17, as well as [livejournal.com profile] angelicfoodcake, whose art took my breath away.  Written for the 2010 [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang -- and I also need to thank the moderators of that community for putting this whole thing together and inspiring the object of my obsession for the last five months.



The story can also be read as a single file at Archive of Our Own via this link: [Single File Link].  If you'd like to have an e-book version of the story, [livejournal.com profile] amothea was kind enough to create .epub, .lrf, and .mobi versions of the story: [.epub link] [.lrf link ]  [.mobi link]

Soundtrack

Liner notes (with spoilers!) can be found here: Liner Notes link.
  1. "Can't Find My Way Home" - Blind Faith
  2. "Nowhere to Run" - Martha and the Vandellas
  3. "In Cairo" - Hot Hot Heat
  4. "Holier Than Thou" - Metallica
  5. "Manic Depression" - Jimi Hendrix
  6. "Just Dropped In" - Kenny Rogers
  7. "I'm So Tired" - The Beatles
  8. "Perfect Disguise" - Modest Mouse
  9. "I'm Waiting For the Man" - David Bowie
  10. "(Nothing But) Flowers" - Talking Heads
  11. "Letting the Cables Sleep" - Bush
  12. "The Outsider" - A Perfect Circle
  13. "October" - Broken Bells
  14. "One Way Out" The Allman Brothers
  15. "Ramble On" - Led Zeppelin
  16. "My Mathematical Mind" - Spoon
  17. "Big Indian" - The Dandy Warhols


[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com 2010-05-11 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Just read it through in one session, enjoyed it immensely even though I'm not very familiar with Supernatural.

[identity profile] moragmacpherson.livejournal.com 2010-05-11 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh good - it was hard to balance my desire to put in little allusions to both canons with the need to make it comprehensible to readers familiar with only one. I'm so happy to hear that you liked it, thank you for reviewing.

Also, given the ending of the story, your icon is made of win.
caffienekitty: (giggle)

[personal profile] caffienekitty 2010-06-21 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Loved this! I printed it out to read offline and I've recced it to some friends, I hope you don't mind. Thank you for writing this!

[identity profile] moragmacpherson.livejournal.com 2010-06-21 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm of course terribly offended that you enjoyed my story enough to encourage others to read it. For shame. ;-)

Seriously though, wow, thank you so much, both for commenting and for giving it good press. The most frequent comment I've gotten about this story is, "I wasn't going to read this because I thought it was going be horribly crack-y, but then it wasn't," so I really appreciate people encouraging others to give my odd little crossover a shot.
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[identity profile] greenet.livejournal.com 2010-06-23 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, this was awesome! I loved Ankh-Morpork from Dean's point of view, and I thought the chapter headings were really nifty!

[identity profile] moragmacpherson.livejournal.com 2010-06-24 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for commenting, I'm really glad you enjoyed the story. As to the headings, are you referring to the gorgeous banners that angelicfoodcake made for me, or to the silly LJ-cuts that I tend to think of as Easter-eggs (I had made them early in the editing process and was about to ditch them entirely before I realized I needed cut texts)? Also, out of sheer curiosity, do you know if this got recced someplace recently that I don't know about? No comments for two weeks and all of a sudden I've had six in the last four days. Not that I'm complaining. ;-)
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[identity profile] greenet.livejournal.com 2010-06-25 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I meant the banners! I thought they were really lovely and fitted the different chapters really well.

I don't know if it's been recced, but I found a link to it on del.icio.us, which might explain it?

(Anonymous) 2016-05-25 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
YOU BEAUTIFUL HUMAN.

THIS WAS A CROSSOVER THAT I NEVER KNEW I NEEDED UNTIL NOW.

MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS
IN ONE BEAUTIFUL THING

YOU ARE A GOOD EGG, FRIEND.

BLESS YOU.