OC meme

We actually received a few requests for more information on OCs through a meme on tumblr… send me a “🖊+an OC“ and I will talk about that OC


Stan Baker

Because Stan Baker wasn’t meant to be a fleshed out character, I hadn’t planned anything about him in advance. Then I started writing him and he demanded to Become. I ended up designing his character after the fact, and certain details were based on what I was really into at the time.

Around that time I met video game legend Troy Baker at a con and was instantly obsessed. He remains one of my favorite human beings to this day, and so he was on my mind a lot after I met him. His last name became Stan’s, whose first name was chosen mostly because it sounded good. This began a video game themed trend in my BAU writing, but more on that later…


Nathan Sullivan

After naming one OC after Troy Baker, known for (among many many other things) the main character from Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, I figured Stan’s significant other should stick closely to this theme.

I decided to go with Naughty Dog’s other major title, Uncharted, for inspiration. The main character Nathan Drake and his gruff old partner Victor Sullivan, to be exact. My good boy Nathan Sullivan has very little in common with his namesakes, but his name makes me smile.


Kara Bolt

Kara as created just for the story setup in Taken, and I didn’t think people would actually like her very much!

My original beta reader gave me a very lukewarm reception for the character, since it was detracting from the time spent on the Winchesters, so the five chapter gap between when she first appears and when her story continues didn’t seem that big of a deal.

And then, people actually liked her and I was like well… fuk because now I had people invested in a character that was about to go MIA for half the story.

She’s come a long way since then, with the warm reception all the readers gave her, and she’s quite fond of her buddy Dean, smol or tol!

We haven’t had any sneak peeks recently, so have a bit of Kara and Dean in the future of BC!


“Dean?” Kara whispered furtively, glancing to the side to be sure she wasn’t going to wake up Sam. That was a big no-no, and she didn’t want to let anyone down, especially not after Dean got her the hook.

“Mmm?” came a sleepy mumble from the nest where Dean was buried.

“Can I go climbing?” Kara asked, her whisper an excited breath.

“Juss…” Twin green eyes peeked out at Kara. “Only if someone watches you,” he finished, closing his eyes and laying back down. “No goin’ alone.”

Kara pursed her lips, thwarted again as Dean went back to sleep.

Favorite story to write?

anonymous asked:

Hi I really just love your stories so much. This is just a question but what has been your favourite story writing and can you give us a list of all the OCs? There are some I’m not sure about and want to know if the person I’m thinking of is. And just keep up the good work your stories are the best.

@nightmares06– Oo, this is really hard, because they’re all so fun!

I think the one I had the MOST fun though, would have to be Jacob in Wonderland. We couldn’t wait to start, and once we started writing, it was one solid month (and a few days) before we stopped! That entire, enormous story was finished in that time, and every chapter was more fun than the last!

@neonwrite – I think my brain short circuits and reboots every time I try to think of an answer to this one. I’m really just always so happy when my cowriters are writing with me, so all the AUs and stories are fun for their own reasons. I do love any excuse to have Bowman in the mix, though.

@borrowedtimeandspace – Man, this is a tough question, like choosing between your kids. All the stories are a blast to write! I’m the type of person that has a hard time picking favorites, usually whatever I experienced most recently ends up being my ‘favorite’ for the moment. I seriously feel like whatever story I’m writing with either of my cowriters is my favorite, because we’re making it together and it’s all so exciting and fun.


All three writers have their own separate characters, so I’ll list them below. You can also find this list in our FAQ!

@nightmares06

Nixie, Ilyana, Celeste (problematic fave), Walt Watch, Mallory Watch, Briella Watch, Moira Wainscot, Krissy Vent, Sean, Kara Bolt, Christian Bolt, Mikael Foyer, Adriana, Noonia and Elenia. 

@neonwrite

Bowman, Jacob Andris, Oscar, Rischa, Cerul, Scar, Vel, (any of the wood sprites, basically), Colfax and Adrian (better prompted at @alittleblogoftrust ), Asp the shadow sprite, Indigo Seraf

@borrowedtimeandspace

Zepheera is my main OC, Stan Baker, Simon Baker, Nathan Sullivan, and a bunch of borrower bbys: Kernel, Orrick Shelf, Boston Mantel, Baycliff, Klerida, Marcue Overmantle.

Do you/have you ever wrote g/t stories apart from supernatural? It would be cool to see a story set with only oc’s or in a different fandom. (btw I love all your stories and your writing is amazing)

@nightmares06

I absolutely have, but I haven’t had any posted online (there was one… once… but I took it down because it was unfinished for personal reasons and people kept coming around to badger me about finishing it and at this point I just try to avoid reminders…)

I’m actually writing a story that I hope to publish one day that’s vaguely g/t, and have plans for others!

And of course I’m obsessed with finding more stories to write, I love it so much and am addicted.

@neonthewrite

Non-supernatural gt is actually where I got my start! BA and the various AUs that nightmares and I have worked on together is actually some of the first fanfiction I’ve written at all (fanfiction was always so daunting to me). Other than the Food and Monsters series I have with Oscar the OC meeting the BA bros, I have a lot of GT material on my Deviantart page

I do a lot of drabbles over on my writing blog (neonthewrite linked above), with some spn gt and some original stuff. In a lot of cases, it’s either drabbles with the characters’ canon sizes, or I’m messing around with size dynamics like making Jacob Andris a stand-in for Gulliver  or having Bowman and Jacob swap sizes.

I’ve also recently published an actual GT story you can hold in your hands (what a time to be alive). That can be found here.

@borrowedtimeandspace

My main blog is actually centered around my first main series, which is a Doctor Who/The Borrowers crossover with an OC of mine as the Tenth Doctor’s companion. One day I will update/revise it ^^ Here it is on my Archive Of Our Own. On the blog I have a bunch of drabbles, shorts, and an AU or two that I have yet to fully explore but hope to soon.

(P.S. Neon and I have also tossed around ideas for a crossover with her novel and my silly stories x3 Preview here.)

Rowena anon here. If Rowena knows about what Celeste’s doing, then she knows about Sam and Dean. Do you think that they’d team up against Celeste (like the end of season 10)?

That would very much depend on how everyone approaches the situation.

If anything, Dean trusts witches even less in this series compared to canon supernatural, so Rowena hits against the Dean-trust barrier. If she had a way to take Celeste on, they would likely listen to her and decide whether or not to follow her plan. 

She always has a backup plan, just in case the Winchesters stab her in the back when she’s not looking.

There are two other (OC) witches in this series along with Celeste (though they will never appear in Brothers Apart due to location), and one of my future hopes is to have Rowena come into the series to bounce off the other witch characters.


Have a question for us? Ask away! And don’t forget to join us in the Brothers Apart discord chatroom!

This one required much deep thought, so it took a little longer to answer compared to normal.

( @nightmares06‘s type is INFP )

Walt Watch– ESTJ

He is not actively social, but he is action-oriented. If something’s about to happen, he’s going to be there whether he wants to or not. He has a strong sense of duty (including to his more gigantic family members he seems to pick up), and will take charge if it is needed.

Not adventurous at all, but gets dragged into adventures anyway.

Nixie/Ilyana– Impossible to determine

Neither sprite is human, and their personalities, though clashing, each lack something that humans have in them. Nixie is an empath but lacks any decisive abilities. Her life is following orders, whether it be through a summons or through a binding spell. This often makes her more of an automaton than any human would be. Ilyana, on the other hand, lacks empathy and understanding for anyone who isn’t a sprite. She and the other fire sprites are sociopathic, but only to non-sprites.

Moira Wainscot– INFJ

Warm and understanding, her curiosity and desire to grow coincides well with her older adopted brothers. They enjoy teaching her what they can as much as she wants to learn it.

Sometimes, her determination is stronger than their stubbornness.

( @neonthewrite is I and F, but landed in the middle between S/N and J/P )

Jacob Andris– INFP

Jacob is friendly, but he doesn’t necessarily seek out new people spontaneously. He’s very go-with-the-flow, and he’s far for perceptive than people might first think from looking at him. He’s loyal and makes an effort to be calm and patient with people. He embodies chill.

Bowman Leafwing– ES(T/F)P

Bowman’s harder to pin down as far as MBTI types go. He’s brash and loud and quite willing to jump into an argument, with a lot of focus on the here and now, the concrete facts that he has available to him. Even so, he’s flexible and able to take in new information well, even if he grumbles about it. He’s a good problem solver, and tenacious as all get out.

Oscar the OC– INFJ

Despite having such a similar type to Jacob, Oscar has some key differences. He’s much more dependent on some form of organization to keep himself grounded, and he’s afraid of new people in most cases. Even so, he idealizes the thought of being calm, even if he’s very much not. Keeping structure in his life is paramount to his emotional well-being.

( @borrowedtimeandspace is IN(F/T)P )

Stan Baker– ENFJ

He is a natural and inspirational leader, and makes friends easily, particularly with people he works with. He reads people well, sees their inner potential, and does what he can to bring that potential to fruition. Full of warmth and empathy, he sees emotional needs in others and often is the one to help them through it and learn to grow from it.

Sneak Peek

Since the story name was guessed while the excerpts were still posting, here’s a special sneak peek of Far From Home!


The car came to a halt, and the engine cut out. High heels clicked their way around the car, and once more the door opened. This time, there were two voices instead of just the one.

“What were you thinking? The ritual has to be tonight. We can’t risk it just because you got nervous, Cee.”

The next person to talk had the voice of the secretary that had helped Dean. “I was thinking that this is a hunter, and we can’t risk having him on the loose.” Unlike earlier on in the day when she’d fawned over Dean, her voice was confident and assured. “Or did you forget the last hunter that happened to come across our coven, Dee?”

Dean’s body shifted, and then was lifted up by the two women. The cadence of walking was much different, and Jacob found himself lying on top of Dean like they were watching TV in the motel room, swinging from side to side.

“Besides,” Cee’s voice went on, “three blood sacrifices are needed for the blood moon, right? This is kismet, not bad luck. Unlike the children, no one’s going to miss one little hunter, all on his own.”

Then Dean was dropped to the ground and propped up, and the faint rustling sound of a rope being tied was all that could be heard as the man was secured.

Jacob kept a hand over his mouth while the two women worked. Part of him knew there was no way they’d hear his rapid breathing or pounding heart, and yet every second he worried he’d see a hand diving into the pocket after him with well-manicured nails ready to snatch him up. Thankfully, the hand never came, and he was left in the pocket as the final knot was pulled tight.

He heard a weak whimper from close to Dean, and his heart fluttered. It sounded like another woman, this one much younger than the others. Missing kids, the distracted thought flashed across Jacob’s mind to join the flurry of his other thoughts. Footsteps faded away with talk of more preparations for the sacrifice, but Jacob’s attention turned inward.

Blood moon. Sacrifice. Kismet? They had arrived in the nick of time. 

The only problem was Dean was captured, and most of his weapons waited back at the motel.