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liliaeth
I really need to stop even opening winsister fics, no matter how much I'd like a crossover between spn and another series I like. It pulls me out of the story every single time the char's name is mentioned and stops me from even starting to enjoy anything else halfway decent about the story.

I don't even hate all oc's, but adding a sister to the Winchester family rarely if ever, pretty much never in my opinion works out well. The rare few cases that it does work, it's a half sister whom they don't meet until after they're full grown, a la Adam.

But adding a sister who grew up with them, who's a daughter of Mary and whom Dean cares as much about as he does about Sam, esp. as in many stories, she's younger than Sam, just makes me lose all interest before I've even gotten through one alinea with the oc's name in it.
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soundingsea From: soundingsea Date: January 7th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Is that what winsister means? I figured it was girl!Sam/Dean or something. (For my money, girl!Sam shipped with Dean is ultimate hotness.)
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: January 7th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Well that's what they call it on ff.net. Don't know if it's the proper name.

Got to admit, the idea of girl!Sam is an instant turn off for me, because Sam, through Jared, is way too masculine to even imagine Sam as a girl.
soundingsea From: soundingsea Date: January 7th, 2013 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes, you'd need to recast for it to make any sense. :) I like musesfool's casting of girl!Sam as played by Katee Sackhoff.

I agree with you that a third sibling ruins the dynamic.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: January 7th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know, she doesn't seem large enough, a female Sam would have to be at least 6'2"

I think that a lot of people adding a sisterSue who write all about Sam and Dean doting over an of course 'younger' sister, forget how the boys act with their actual younger brother, aka they forget he even exists half the time and will always pick one another over him.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: January 8th, 2013 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
The only way I think it could work would be an AU where John married widowed Ellen and kick-ass, fiesty Jo becomes little sister and adventurous pain-in-the-neck to her brothers.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: January 8th, 2013 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
see, that I don't mind, because the writer would actually have to adapt the characters to show how they'd be different with Ellen as a mom and Jo as a sister. Because a Dean raised by women and with an actually active parent would be completely different from the kid who pretty much raised himself and his little brother.

My biggest problem with winsister fics is that well... they usually write the boys as if they're exactly the same, except tat they're overprotective over their sister.
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