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25 July 2013 @ 12:26 pm
the art of incubating dragon eggs  
Title: the art of incubating dragon eggs
Author: sa_kun
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Characters: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Felicia Day
Rating: R
Word Count: 28k
Summary: Jared thinks there must be something about him that screams "looking for trouble!" But he's not looking for it. Honest. He can't help it if it seems like everyone wants to hold a knife to his throat these days, or get him involved in mysterious treasure hunts that may or may not have a secret, sinister motive. Or maybe it's the dragon eggs -- the ones he found abandoned in a dilapidated cabin in the woods the other day, all wrapped up in blankets and practically sitting in a fire pit. Yeah, it's probably that, to be fair. And Madthr help him if this Jensen guy, with the too-bright eyes and the occasional claws (not to even mention the dress), isn't just bringing more chaos into his life. It's just... Well... There's something about him, okay? But then again... just what is he, exactly?
Disclaimer: I do not own.
Contains: There are occasional bouts of violence, blood and death in this fic, but no major characters die. There are indirect and direct mentions of torture and the after-effects, the same with war, but I don't go into graphic details. Some nakedness may occur but again, no details.
Author's Notes: There are probably a thousand references in this fic. I've tried to catch them all but, sadly, they are not like Pokémon and I couldn't just chuck balls at the fic and wait for them all to be neatly absorbed. I couldn't catch them all, okay?

Anyway, here goes. Mentions include, but are most likely not limited to: Skyrim, intentional misuse of Norse mythology/language, Scandinavian folklore, misappropriation of dragons with ideas borrowed from all over the place – Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series and the Dragon Age games come to mind. In addition, the names of the islands come from Latin plant names. I may have incorporated my ASMR tingles in one scene (go here for a detailed description and here for my favourite tingle-maker on Youtube).

I also looked up how to shave with a straight razor, using a grand total of ONE source which you can find here.

Please note, though, that this is a fantasy universe I made up all on my own. I took liberties. I made up stuff from scratch and bent and twisted and prodded at everything until it fit (with some help, yes). I had fun. It's not supposed to be perfect, but is supposed to be enjoyable. So, go on and read it but don't forget that reading is supposed to be a pleasurable experience.

I made the decision to only post on AO3 this year. If this is completely offensive to you, just let me know and I might be gracious and post it here as well.

My star, my heart, my world, the one and only, the lovely runawaydreamer was the glorious beta of this fic. I owe her everything and more. Including the summary. In addition, I only wrote this fic because I promised her dragons way-back-when, and this is what I came up with. claudia_nic was kind enough to help me take a look at the flow of the plot. Thank you!

The art wonderful art for this fic was made by spikessire, and is right here and you'll go straight to the where all the loveliness is, with some bonus art as well.

I also maybe should have mentioned that this is my entry for this year's spn_j2_bigbang challenge.

the art of incubating dragon eggs

Dreamer: My body is ready!runawaydreamer on July 25th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
Unf! So happy right now! *rubs self all over fic*

*looks around guiltily*

*rolls around in it*

You know I've adored this fic from the first time I read it, and on the fourth read, I still loved it.

I said this fandom needed more dragon fic, and, baby, you so delivered. You should be massively proud. I know I am.
dr archeaologist: Jensen Acklessa_kun on July 25th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
Oh, baby, that's what I forgot!

I wrote this because you wannted more dragons! How could I forget?

Dreamer: (J2) Smile boys.runawaydreamer on July 26th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Haha, you dill! It's your awesome genius fic -- I just got to come along for the ride! And maybe threw commas at you occasionally. ;)

But if I was any sort of inspiration for this fantastic story along the way, I'm ridiculously proud. *hugs forever*
dr archeaologist: Ackles & Collinssa_kun on July 26th, 2013 09:08 am (UTC)

I think you probably made me delete just as many, though. I like the commas. A lot.

Maybe not inspiration as such, but you definitely lit the candle to the flame. The wick of the candle to the flame. YOU ARE THE GUST THAT STARTED THE FIRE.
Dreamer: Sexy and I know it.runawaydreamer on July 26th, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)

... ?

dr archeaologist: Sheppard & McKaysa_kun on July 26th, 2013 10:35 am (UTC)


cassiopeia7: J2: TV Guide covercassiopeia7 on July 25th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
. . . dragons, you say? Can not WAIT to read this!
dr archeaologist: Ackles & Collinssa_kun on July 25th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
...well, dragons maybe? They sure did take their sweet time showing up. Let me know what you think after you've read it. =)
Hermine Kurotowaherminekurotowa on July 26th, 2013 08:44 am (UTC)
I just finished your fic and it's AWESOME. You made a great world and Oh My God Felicia is a troll - a Day troll!

Maybe you would like to post your fic on http://j2-crack.livejournal.com ? It sure is cracky enough. *pimps*
dr archeaologist: SHATTERSTAR!sa_kun on July 26th, 2013 09:04 am (UTC)
So glad you liked it. =)

How is this crack, exactly? I read the definition over there and I'm not sure this fits, exactly. I could be wrong, though. I'm not exactly well-versed in crack. Well, intentionally, anyway.
Hermine Kurotowa: hrrrrherminekurotowa on July 26th, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
Like meus_venator said: 'we need one J in your story/pairing or art and crack doesn't need to be ludicrous just some funny/unworldly element to it.'

I think your story just fits. :)

Edited at 2013-07-26 10:39 am (UTC)
dr archeaologistsa_kun on July 26th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
Aside from the BB comm, I haven't actually posted it anywhere else. Maybe I should fix that, then.

Thanks for the suggestion. =)
Pain killer and Caffeinefourtenpm on July 26th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
great fic!
dr archeaologistsa_kun on July 26th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
thanks. =)
soncnicasoncnica on July 26th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
(I hate commenting on AO3, so I will comment here, hope that's okay :-))
I loved this story so much! The world you created was really something, so much going on, so many creatures and people and I loved it! And I loved the boys, loooved being in the world you created with them! And dragons, awwwh, too cute and awesome! :-)
And Jensen seeking warmth was so cute to read about, idk why :-)

Loved the story! Tnx for sharing!

dr archeaologist: Jensen Acklessa_kun on July 26th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
(of course it's okay)

Thank you so much for reading it. Means the world to me. =)
spn_2008: Funnyspn_2008 on July 27th, 2013 08:16 am (UTC)
Loved it! loved it! loved it!.
Perfect, period.

dr archeaologist: Felicia Daysa_kun on July 27th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
Awesome! =D

undecisive and so not tryingone_2_3_4 on July 28th, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
This was such a ride, from beginning to end - dragons will always draw me in, but the fascinating world you described certainly made me stay. Thank you for sharing this!
fanlayfanlay on July 28th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Oh it was perfect!! The world, the characters, their banters, and the dragons.
And then there's the image of Jensen with his feet tucked under the oven handle covered in blankets.. it's absolutely adorable!!
I loved it so much I would have happily read it forever.
Thank you for writing this!

laurathelurkerlaurathelurker on August 7th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
This was very cute. I just love me some grumpy Jensen and unflappable Jared. And baby dragons what's not to love.
annoyingfanannoyingfan on September 7th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
Loved the fic!
Downloaded from the BB post and read like 3 times now. Really like the world you created and the characterizations are great. Lovely.
(PS: I agree it doesn't meet my definition of 'Crack' but it is a great read so the more crossposts the better?)