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Title: Dissonance - Master Post
Author: [personal profile] surevesta
Rating: PG-16
Fandom: CW RPS
Word Count: 71,869
Pairing: J2
Main Characters: Jensen, Jared, plus others. Full cast list here (contains spoilers)
Betas: [personal profile] anyothergirl415 and [personal profile] darkmerrick
Disclaimer: The story and plot is mine, the characters are based off of real people and belong to themselves. The places are also based off of real places. I know almost nothing of the foster care system.
Summary: The world of High School through the eyes of violist Jensen Ackles. Life is just notes on a page, waiting to be read and interpreted.

Dissonance by Surevesta
Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four - Part Five - Part Six - Part Seven - Part Eight - Part Nine - Part Ten

Photo Tour of the High School

There will be time stamps.

Author Notes/Thanks:

Originally this was my Bigbang fic. My muse was blocked, however, and only just allowed me to write this in the past week. Unfortunately that means I did miss the due date to turn it in.

I want to thank my beta's, [personal profile] anyothergirl415 and [personal profile] darkmerrick, for their amazing help in editing this, the fic that ate my brain. Anyothergirl415 has been following this fic since the first 1k and was an awesome cheerleader. Congrats on your baby boy, hon! DarkMerrick cheered me on over twitter and read it over when I was still trying to churn it out for the bigbang due date. Thank you so much for the encouragement!

Thank you to everyone on my flist and Twitter that left me encouraging notes or filled in the blank when I asked a random question about a word or term or spelling or something else.

Also thanks to [profile] followthesp1der who described what a violist had to play as an audition at her college. Thank you so much for that tidbit! I used most of it :) *hugs*

Foster Care:

I have family that are involved in the system as foster parents and a few cousins that are adopted through the system. I don't really know that much about it, considering.


I've watched it on occasion. I know the names of the different players due to Physical Education classes in Middle and High School.

Orchestra (Viola):

I played the viola in High School, I spent a long time as the second chair. It wasn't something I've really continued since being in college but I hope to join a community symphony once I'm employed somewhere after college. It's been four years since I last took an orchestra class and I never actually did scholarship related stuff. I did go to a few competitions, however, but was never serious about them. They were for fun.

The Location:

Photo tour of the campus here.

I based the High School, and much of the City, off of my home town. It was only natural since I grew up there. It's been a while since I've spent a lot of time there so some of it may have changed. For the most part I tried to keep things in line with what I remembered of my own High School. In writing it I did try to keep it at least partially nonspecific as if it could take place most anywhere.

- The High School: The layout and such is based on Walla Walla High School. If you wish to see a map of the campus you can see it here There are tiny pictures on the headers of the various pages on the schools website that show various parts of campus.

- Jensen's House: Is based off a mix of two or three houses. Both were actually in really nice neighborhoods and belonged to friends of mine. I just kind made it more of a fixer upper in my mind.

- The middle school/park: Based off of Pioneer Middle Schools and Pioneer Parks location.

- Coffee Haven: Completely based off of Coffee Perk's location and basic layout (when I was in HS, sometime in the last four years they tore the booths out :( ).

- Chad's house: A mix of two houses again, my aunts and this really nice and huge house that belonged to a student I did a project with my freshmen year of High School (in other words forever ago but I loved it).

Reason for Vineyard/Wheat: Other than Sweet Onions and the Whitman Massacre (and the state penitentiary), Walla Walla is wheat and wine country. There are tons of vineyards and wineries cropping up every year. Again, I used what I know.


Never played one, sad right?

The Ice-Burg

A real place and I kept the real name. Their food is to good NOT to use it in this fic. Seriously.

Elementary School and Theater

Based on the location and layout of Blue Ridge Elementary school in WW. The Theater is based the Grand Cinemas in WW.

Part 8, Mall, Music Store, Lenscrafters:

Based on a mixture of malls. Mostly in the Tri Cities (WA state)'s mall. Haven't been there in a while the drive is based on the drive to Pasco, mall in Kennewick, and Richland is the third. The river mentioned is the Columbia. Never been to a large Instrument store- so I kinda made it up. I've also never done more than look at frames in Lenscrafters so I guessed based on their claim of 1 hour glasses.

Jared's House:

Kinda like a friends inside, but looks more like this really nice house I saw on TV once outside.

Part 10

I did base the random HS off of some place as well as the hotel is based on a real holiday inn express, but I can't remember where. I also used the process, to the best of my memory, in regards to the orchestra and band competitions I attended. I honestly couldn't remember how many judges there were so I just said two since (although my mind said one) I didn't think one was fair.

An additional authors note about the story and why I wrote it the way I did here


I made the banner for this fic in a short period of time before I posted part 1. If anyone would like to make me a banner, art, or even a sound track, I would <3 you forever.

If anyone would like to use the photos I took for the photo tour of the campus for any reason pm me and I can email you an uncropped photo without the watermark. Just credit me.

Banner Image Sources:

Date: 2009-05-03 09:28 pm (UTC)
drgaellon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drgaellon
The link you gave to part one is incorrect.

Date: 2009-05-03 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! Fixed :) Dunno what happened there.

Date: 2009-06-01 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can I just say: Dude! The Ashmore twins? How *awesome* are you!?

Date: 2009-06-01 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*grin* I think I've gone through a lot of the major CW's actors/actresses... If I was going to include Aaron I had to include Shawn because I've known about him longer (Animorphs) :) Glad you liked how I included them! *hugs*

Date: 2009-06-01 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like that you do that. Heh, when I saw the name Aaron I was kinda hoping for it to be Aaron Stanford (thank you so much for that X-Men), but I also really like Aaron (Ashmore) and have always wanted to watch him act. He's *Jimmy*, right? I never really got into Smallville, I'm more of a *Batman* girl.

Dude, I remember Animorphs. And Brooke Neven was in Supernatural to, season 2, yeah?

Date: 2009-06-01 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She was in season 1 the Asylum episode. :) Yeah Aaron Ashmore is "Jimmy" on Smallville... I've actually only seen him act in the movie 'Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story' and the Thomas Kinkade Movie Jared did since I haven't watched any episodes of seasons past S4 of SV.

Date: 2009-06-02 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh! She has an unusual name, I like those.

Jensen was in season 4, wasn't he? :P

Date: 2009-06-09 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I think that I am going to be really sad if you don't update soon.

Date: 2009-06-09 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had to rewrite part of 9 and then real life was a bitch... but I'm working on the end of part 9 right now *flails* So tonight it'll be at the beta and whenever I get it back it's going up!


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