What time of day is the best for putting up new posts on the Brothers Apart tumblr and WordPress sites?
Luminous Arc said:
So it seems like I won’t be able to submit my entry on time after all. I’m really sorry for this. Will it be alright to post it after the contest and link to you all?
That’s perfectly fine!
You have a few options, of course–
Feel free to post it whenever you want, and send us a link! I’ll add it to the Fanfiction page for all to enjoy (which will be updated with the new stories from the contest soon enough as well).
Your other option is you can always hang onto it, I’ll be definitely running another contest next year. I don’t accept stories that people started posting during a contest in the following contest, but if it’s never been posted online before Jan 1, 2020 (are we really about to enter a new decade?? Wow) then it’s eligible for the new contest!
For anyone else, the contest is wrapping up on May 18th, so be sure to get your entries posted if you have them! Otherwise, we’ll have another contest running in 2020.
(brothers saved) what about when Sam hits his growth spurt and Dean can clearly see his hands and body growing larger
Dean is going to be so torn between upset that Sam’s friggin’ enormous, and the “my giant is bigger than you” mindset, because you can bet he’s going to be smug as a peacock the second that Sam’s bigger than the person he’s arguing with!
A good look at the size difference between those two when they grow up! Done by the fantastic @wolfie180g
Well you know how in Taken Kara was captured by Dean? Well what would happen if she was captured by someone else? And also, completely off note, I really love all of your story and am a big fan.
Well, it would depend on who was the person to catch her!
If it was one of the Mangas family, it would be a lot like pre-A Burglary at Baker Street. All of the borrowers are kept contained, and if Dean (or someone else) isn’t there to rescue them, they’re going to be shipped off for processing in London.
((Fun fact: This was my original background for Taken, but it was never touched on, and when we were coming up with ideas for Brothers Consulted, it was an obvious choice to finally expand upon.))
A friendlier human would likely help her out, at the very least get her some food! She’s always a sweet kiddo, and it’s practically against her nature to hate anyone.
A few more people need extra time to finish up their entries, so the Brothers Apart 2019 contest will be extended one last time!
This is it, so make sure to buckle down if you’re entering!
The contest will officially end at midnight on May 18th, so mark your calendars!
Remember, if anyone wants to submit another entry, the contest allows for (2) entries each. You can only win once, but you can enter twice to raise your chances!
In that line, because we’ve gotten a good number of entries, I have added one more prize! There will now be three first prizes, one of them chosen by a poll and the other two by myself!
The Contest Entries post has been updated with all current entries I’ve had submitted. If your entry is not on it, please message me and give me the link so I can add it. I don’t want anyone’s entry to be overlooked!
I got lots of writing done for this story! Today was definitely a good day for it.
The stories for when Sam gets into a fight with John are completed, and will be posted when it’s time, I’m not going to put them up out of order now that I have my plans all outlined. Good news on the other stuff! I actually do have the short stories for when Dean first sees John and Bobby mostly completed.
I hope to have a few short stories ready when A Burglary at Baker Street is complete, as a bit of a treat for everyone for being so patient with me and this fun reversal of the Brothers Apart dynamic.
I’ll leave you with an excerpt from the stories where they’re kids, and a peek at the drabble names from when they’re older:
John sat down in the chair next to Sam. Compared to the scrawny ten-year-old, John Winchester was massive, and he leaned over to get a better look at Dean.
Sam sheepishly moved his arm out of the way, trying not to fidget in the seat where he was nearly forgotten about in the wake of Dean’s miraculous recovery.
“How ya feelin’, dude?” John asked in an uncharacteristically soft voice. It was a tone of voice Dean couldn’t remember ever hearing out of the man, at least as far as he was concerned.
Dean clenched his jaw, forcing himself to meet John in the eyes. “I’m fine, sir,” he said stiffly.
And remember! Prompts are currently open for this AU! Send me some fun ideas for this pair!
When will we find what Kara’s knack is? It says on the offical knacks thingy that her’s is only unannounced so does that mean she has one?
Yep, she does! Any character with unannounced listed for their knack has one but we’re currently keeping it secret.
Normally it would get announced either when it appears in a story, or when it gets guessed, but since it’s not featured in any stories yet (only just came up with it, after all!), it has to be guessed for everyone to find it out!
The only characters that we revealed the knacks to without having them guessed were John and Mary Winchester, and that’s because right now I’m not planning on any stories for the entire Winchester family to be borrowers currently.
One fun fact about Kara’s knack– Since she’s a natural born borrower, she doesn’t have to wait for her knack to develop! She might not realize it, but she already has her ability. It just needs to manifest.
If anyone is curious about the knacks, check the current masterpost here!
Since you have a Sherlock AU, will the brothers every bump into the Doctor? Because that would be absolutely bonkers.
@borrowedtimeandspace – Bonkers is definitely a word for what that situation would be.
One of our first attempts at a collab was actually a crossover with BA and Doctor Who, with the Tenth Doctor and my borrower OC Zepheera. It was one of my first tries having her play with others, so her and the Winchesters butted heads a little.
Which isn’t to rule out the idea altogether; far from it. I’m sure if we come up with an idea for it, there’s every possibility that everyone’s favorite Time Lord could show up some day. I know I’ve personally grown as a writer since our very first collab, and I feel like I’d be more up to it than when we gave it our first go.
@nightmares06– Since we’re not sure if we’ll ever get back to it, we can give everyone a little peek at what we had in mind!
There’s every possibility that we’ll revamp Brothers Spaced in the future, so don’t count the doc out!
The Doctor entered the room prepared for action, wielding his sonic screwdriver for all the good it might do. He was ready for anything and anyone that might be on the other side of the door, no matter how big or scary they might be.
His brow rose when his eyes fell on the table and found two people that were the exact opposite.
“Oh,” he whispered, frozen in surprise for a moment. Despite having Zepheera for a companion, they rarely ran into more people her size. And the Doctor was certainly not used to being threatened by such a person, however futile the warning might be given the obvious advantage he had over the smaller man.
The Doctor, of course, would never even think of using this advantage to harm the man with the knife or the other that was making himself scarce. He raised his hands in a peaceful gesture and was about to explain that there had been a mistake, but Zepheera beat him to it.
For her part, Zepheera’s heart sank at the sight of two of her own people, clearly only after the food left on the table. She was all too familiar with the emotions she was picking up from them now, the fear and uncertainty that had been ingrained in her since childhood. She should have recognized the signs immediately, but she’d been apart from that life for too long and simply didn’t take everything into account. Now she was partially responsible for their distress, and she decided it was up to her to rectify her oversight.
“Stop!” she called, jumping to her feet and moving along the Doctor’s shoulder to where she could clearly be seen. The Doctor flinched a little at the shout right next to his ear, but he was otherwise motionless.
“Please, we’re not gonna harm you,” she went on. “This is all just a huge misunderstanding.”
Dean tensed at the sight of the tiny girl on a human’s shoulder. He didn’t relax his stance a bit, knowing that all he could do to control the situation was control his own reactions.
“That’s just what you’d say, bright eyes,” Dean snapped at the girl as he backed towards the wall, “if you wanted us to drop our guards. We’re not gonna be turned into some human’s pets.”
Only one more week left! Is there anyone out there that will need any more time for their entry? Please let me know in the next few days and I will see if we need another extension!