+ A huge thank you to barbara_ger for putting up with me, and for creating such fantastic artwork--isn't she the best? She's the best.
+ Thank you to dayadhvam_triad for indulging my whining during the rough draft writing process. And to harwhon, viridian_magpie (lolol Ameripicking and five million grammar issues!), vie_dangerouse, and especially sistabro for the lightning quick, crazy thorough and (still-ongoing, because I suck) beta! Part 1 has been fully beta'd; in Parts 2 and 3, any issues are entirely my own and bear no ill-reflection and the beauteous abilities of all of these fine ladies. ♥
+ Note on locations: Sam and Dean are in a fictional San Diego which is actually comprised of the city of San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, and Lemon Grove. The bridge is up by Oceanside, in the direction of Orange County. The highway they're on, however, is modeled after US-395. Sorry, California. XP
Denis's (in National City, CA):
I highly recommend their teleras, btw. :)
On the permission of my artist, these are some some concept photos I used while writing. These are from the trashbin at the UCSD Photography Lab, credit unknown. I think it's a true testament to the skill and wonder of my artist that she not only conveyed the same tone I envisioned in this photos and in my writing, but made it so much better. The news article on the woman in white is from the Alameda County Library Local History Archives. Crediting as per their request.
+ Big Bang is, as always, a learning experience. Of the many things I learned this time around (time management eludes me still), I think this was the most important: The fic you write will never be the fic you planned to write. The fic you wanted to write will somehow manage to fall through the scenes of the fic you actually wrote. And the fic you realize actually works, and you probably should have written instead, outside of anything you planned, does not hit 20,000 words. All right, so this last point is not useful for Big Bang, but it's definitely useful for writing generally. And for that I am very grateful. :)