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    Author Spotlight: littlehollyleaf 

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    As part of destielfanfic’s anniversary celebration, here is an author spotlight by littlehollyleaf! Some of her fics we’ve highlighted:

    You can find her fic master list here on livejournal. Other places to find the author: [tumblr].

    Behind the cut:

    • About
    • Destiel Fanfic Highlights
      • Aurora Borealis
      • Contrapasso
      • Come Down Off Your Throne
      • In The Blood
      • We All Fall Down (Ashes to Ashes)
    • Self-Written Fanfic Highlights
      • This Mortal Coil
      • Imitating Life
      • Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes
      • I Will Fear

    Without further ado (and in her own words)…

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    Follower Spotlight: —justjenn— 

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    As part of destielfanfic’s anniversary celebration, here is a follower spotlight by —justjenn— (now just—-jenn)!


    A little under two years ago I got into Supernatural because I really loved mythology and all aspects of magic and what not, but when I started watching it I realized that it was more than just hunting monsters and killing things. It’s the family business and as Bobby once said, family doesn’t end with blood. Then things started getting difficult for my boys and thus entered Castiel–angel of the lord. The show gave him such a beautiful entrance with the lights and such that by the end I just let out the breath that I apparently had been holding in.

    As the show progressed I realised that Castiel and Dean are so much happier when they are together. Looking back upon all those laughs they had and helping end the apocalypse was just the background story for these two.

    Destiel Fanfic Highlights:

    Then the fanfiction like Welcome to Oz by bauble and Graceless by cheesewithmy allowed me to expand these two in my head and feel what they most probably feel about each other.

    Welcome to Oz [NC-17, 90,000 word count]

    Dean and Castiel find themselves in a mysterious suburb at the top of a mountain. With no way to escape, they’re forced to take up semi-ordinary lives as a general store manager and a school teacher. 

    [NC-17, 47,000 word count]

    With the angels cast from Heaven, the big question is obviously how to get them back. The task is far from simple and the addition of old enemies claiming to be new allies only muddies the water. The fact that even their best plan promises dreadful consequences doesn’t help.
    Castiel just wants to go home.

    The fanfictions do go in very deep *cough* but what comes of their developing relationship is just absolutely beautiful. In both the above mentioned fanfictions they deal with Cas not having his powers which was very much canon and sometimes I feel like destielfanfic.tumblr allows its user to get the other side of what the writers do not allow. I highly recommend Welcome to Oz for it’s beautiful use of scenery and twisty ending. Graceless itself I just recommend altogether.

    The Soul Piece [M, 138,000 word count (abandoned? WIP)]

    When a human child is born, their soul is shattered into bright gleaming pieces that scatter to the winds. The pieces settle and allow a person to recognize a part of themselves in others. When Castiel receives a soul piece, he is changed forever.

    Then delving into the more magical side of fanfiction, I stumbled upon The Soul Piece by the famous cloudyjenn. It is such a great fiction, albeit unfinished, I highly recommend it because it is such a canon piece of work that allows your destiel hearts to melt into little puddles without too much explicit nature.

    And that ladies and gentlemen is my heart stolen by Destiel.

    Group Ask #106 

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    Ask #1 (): there’s this fic… #1

    the fic was about Dean walking into a ballet shop and admiring their stuff and feeling embarrassed being a guy who liked ballet and then he buys things from the store and the lady tells him that he’s not the first guy to like ballet and it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and that maybe he can eventually find someone to share his secrets and likes with (and then he realizes it’s Cas and goes back home with the stuff)

    Found by lots of people. Thanks guys!

    Boutique du Ballet [T, 6,200 word count]

    Pretty pink tutus don’t often come in man-sized, and the fact Dean wants one in the first place is embarrassing as hell. It takes some encouragement from a friendly stranger, but when Dean finally divests himself of shame, he reveals something very personal which he might have been proud to admit all along.

    Ask #2 (anon): deleted fic

    Hi, i think you guys are generally great and i saw a fic you posted called The Profound Proposal which is a The Proposal AU but the link that you posted doesn’t work, i looked around for it and couldn’t find it, i was wondering if maybe you had it downloaded or saved?

    Ask #3 (): there’s this fic… #2

    So I’ve been looking for this fic. It’s about how Dean takes this art class and Cas is in it. And he falls for Cas and then Cas kinda leads him on then admits he has a boyfriend but he doesn’t love Balthazar anymore and so they go into this affair and the reason Cas won’t break up with Balthazar is that his ex, Raphael commited suicide even though they were broken up and Raphael was married with kids (he was in the closet).

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    Desolation Moonlight [M, 54,400 word count]

    AU. Dean’s living the good life. He’s got his friends, his family, and a kick-ass art class three nights a week. And Cas, the guy who sits next to him in class, just makes things better because he’s hot and flirty and damn talented. And Dean doesn’t have a crush on Cas; he just totally wants to hit that. But with people keeping secrets from him, Dean’s happy life is about to fall apart, and there’s a chance he won’t be able to handle it alone.

    Ask #4 (): there’s this fic… #3

    I read a great fanfic, beautifully written. it wasn’t being updated so I lost it, and I want to read it again. it was a highschool AU (my fav) and it was about dean being a depressed, shy, abused new kid (I think) and Cas being a well liked, sociable kid. Cas lives with his older brother Michael, he starts becoming friends with Dean and they get rly close, a few intense moments where Cas finds out about the cutting, blah blah. could you maybe find it for me? I’m sorry this isn’t very specific

    If any of our followers have anything to rec, drop it in our ask box (mention which ask you are talking about by number or bolded title). Thanks!!

    posted 14 hours ago on Aug 21, 2014 (Thu) at 10:13pm
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    "Hello! I was wondering if you have come across any fics that read like entire episodes like with research and stuff. ‎Thanks :)"

    asker: Anonymous

    We think you’d like our case fic tag!

    Another Anonymous Ask:

    Could you recommend fics in which Dean is a hunter and Castiel is not human&pretends to be human? Baisically I want to see fics that contais a scene wher Dean finds out Cas’ true nature and being weary of him or feeling betrayed by the secret. Thanks in advance.

    Check out our secretangel!cas/secretly an angel tag. IIRC, none of them have negative fallouts from the reveal as major plot points but definitely a good starting point! In particular, check out Don’t Walk On By. And feel free to ask for specifics about any of the fics on that tag (just do so off anon, please). 

    Direct link to tags page.

    posted 14 hours ago on Aug 21, 2014 (Thu) at 10:04pm

    Author Spotlight: rockstarpeach 

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    As part of destielfanfic’s anniversary celebration, here is an author spotlight by rockstarpeach! Some of her fics we’ve highlighted:

    You can find her fic master list here on livejournal or here on AO3.

    Behind the cut:

    • About
    • Destiel Fanfic Highlights
      • Movie Night
      • We Became Fans Of Collisions
      • Chances
    • Self-Written Fanfic Highlights
      • Valuable Commodity
      • Extraordinary
      • Road, You Gotta Take Me Home

    Without further ado (and in her own words)…

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    Follower Spotlight: theunknownsessions 

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    As part of destielfanfic’s anniversary celebration, here is a follower spotlight by theunknownsessions (now code-name-isaac)!


    When I first got caught up in anything pertaining to Supernatural or Destiel was a fanvid on youtube that used the song Until We Bleed by Lykkie Li and that video was so well done and got me interested in the show, so I started watching from the beginning and got hooked. I loved Dean and Sam’s story and I of course was filled with glee when Castiel appeared, but that did not overshadow the show’s main objective but added the dreams and fantasies I had read and viewed. The show was magnificent. Then I started my journey with fanfics and I remember the first one I read being on called Cindermouse and it was Cinderella remade and I loved it and started to read more. And so I had this amazing show to watch and had this side fantasy that, hey could happen - the chemistry is there - but if it doesn’t, the show will still be amazing.

    Destiel Fanfic Highlights:

    Twist and Shout [NC-17, 97,500 word count]

    What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea.

    Twist and Shout
    by gabriel and standbyme was one that had me in tears and since I’m an AU lover It was awesome and then to see their relationship change through the years; Dean going to war and Cas having a new relationship but they still found their way back to each other and the ending has left a hole in my heart. It is the fic that everyone should read and most known in the fandom.

    I Always Come When You Call [NC-17, 45,000 word count]

    From high school, to college, to his career as a teacher, there has always been one constant in Castiel Collins’ life: his crippling crush on Dean Winchester. Just when Castiel thinks he’s finally over it, Dean shoves his beauty right back in Castiel’s face[as a model for God’s sake], seemingly just because the universe wants to torture him.

    Little does Castiel know, however, that Dean’s got quite the crush himself.

    Another AU is I Always Come When You Call by deadpai was amazing; their transition from high school to adulthood was incredible and that twist with Crowley was WOW. And the ultimate way that even through the struggles they came back to each other.

    we should get jerseys (‘caus we make a good team) [T, 9,600 word count]

    Prompt: Dean is secretly unbelievably smart (a prodigy, actually) but is afraid that if anyone knew about that it would destroy his reputation at school. Sam thinks it’s stupid, but it’s Dean, so logic doesn’t apply. UNTIL ONE DAY. A new kid is transferred to their school, Castiel Novak. Dean suddenly and inexplicably feels the need to impress this boy and for once in his life, he feels like his intellect might be the answer for something.

    Yes another AU (its my thing) it’s
    we should get jerseys (‘cause we make a good team) by quiddative was awesome and having Dean actually showing his intelligence (trying to impress Cas) was great.

    The World Crashing Around Us 

    The World Crashing Around Us by thepinupchemist
    Rating: NC-17
    Word Count: 36,000
    Summary: During a storm in September of 1987, Dean and Sam hear something hit their roof. When they brave the backyard to investigate, they find a fledgling angel. A story about best friendship, spoiled plans, and love, in four parts.

    When rebellious, 8 year old Castiel escapes his guardian and flies into a thunderstorm, he begins a friendship with Dean that spans decades. Cas is immediately drawn to Dean and innocently declares his intent to claim Dean by bringing him a gift.  Ignorant of angel traditions, Dean accepts Cas’ offering and gives him a gift in return. This initial exchange starts them down a path of deep friendship muddied by miscommunication. Things escalate as Dean matures and starts dating (and no, he is not dating Cas). 

    We follow the characters through critical points in their lives beginning when our characters are 8 and continuing when they are 13, 17 and 29. The author has an amazing ability to match the language and style of the fic to the different ages of our boys.  I truly felt like I was listening in on the thoughts and conversations of an 8 yr old!  Although this fic definitely has a high fluff factor, there is also an underlying message about the importance of valuing yourself independent of your relationships with others.  On a somewhat shallow note – angels…wings…Mmmmmm, if you get my drift!

    NOTE: There is fan art in the body of the work that you will miss if you download the ePub. 

    posted 5 days ago on Aug 16, 2014 (Sat) at 5:58pm

    Unofficial Rec Bulletin #74 

    You can submit fics to be include in these here. Other recs/promos/etc can be dropped in our ask box. More info about the bulletin and submitted recs here. Link to previous bulletins.


    Fic Recs:

    Other Recs/Promos:

    Fic Recs:

    A Couple of Kooks [NC-17, 67,900 word count (only technically a WIP)]

    (au, fluff, kid!fic, domestic, best friends, roommates, pets, pining!dean, jealous!dean, motherhen!dean, mechanic!dean, pining!cas, promiscuity [cas], bottoming from top, bottom!cas, bottom!dean, !samjess,!megstiel, !crowstiel, christmas)
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    Long-time Best Friends Castiel and Dean live in a tiny two-bedroom apartment in Hollywood, California. When Dean gets a call from a previous one night stand, he gets some unexpected news.
    When he gets a call from the hospital nine months later, he and Castiel both experience an unexpected life change.

    In the Beginning [T, 41,100 word count]

    (su, dreams, hurt comfort, ending, danger/sacrifice, protective!cas, pining!cas, coda, season 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, mary, lucifer)
    recced by anon

    Dean is trapped in a world of false memories. Castiel is trying to bring him back, while preserving the borders of Heaven and Earth. Alastair, is trying to return the world to the chaos that existed in the beginning. 

    Sleeper, Awake! [NC-17, 316,000 word count]

    (angst, au, super au, fantasy, wing!fic, slow building romance, bottom!dean, reincarnation)
    recced by anon

    When their Father cast them from Heaven, his Angels lost themselves in their grief. In 1424, they haunted the skies of citadels, as winged mercenaries turned animal, seeking bloodshed for a slight they no longer remembered. From Ardus, the central city of the kingdom, groups of soldiers took to the Roads to provide crucial supplies and transport amongst citadels. When Castiel, the last remaining Angel equipped with any sense of humanity, happened upon an attack to a Slayer’s party on the Road, he rescued the only survivor - Dean Winchester - and spared him from certain death. Under starry skies and the shadowy treetops of Ardus’ forest, the pair breached the boundaries of their relative humanity and divinity, discerning first friendship and then more, until, driven by love, Castiel was imprisoned by the Empress Lilith for the crime of animalism.
    When the door to the tomb is opened, Dean is returned to him. Only Dean no longer knows him, and the year is 2013.

    Tracing Memories [NC-17, 143,000 word count]

    (au, angst, noncon, college, dark, hurt comfort, roommates, abusive family, artist!dean, bottom!dean, protective!cas, ptsd, breakdown, mute, self harm, suicidal, tattoos)
    recced by anon

    After years free from the Lucifer Gang, Dean becomes a barista at a local coffee shop near where Sam goes to school. One day a blue eyed angel walks in the door and catches Dean’s attention. Castiel fells instantly for the hot bartender who quickly becomes his friend. One day when Michael, Dean’s room mate and a photography major, wins a contest with a picture of Dean, one of Lucifer’s gang members tracks down his favorite lost pet years after the last time he traumatized the Winchesters. The brothers and their friends will have to face demons from the past and unexpected places in order to recover from the aftermath of Hell’s tortures.

    Other Recs/Promos:

    DeanCas Big Bang Artist Sign-ups

    Artist sign-ups end today! Summaries of fics posted August 17th with art claims on August 18th. 

    Salt & Burn Magazine Issue 3 Submissions

    Salt & Burn is a fan-made, collaborative magazine published with the goal of bringing together the best of fandom’s creations; art, writing, analysis, and more, in a professional setting. More info here (link to FAQ tag).
    Submissions for Issue 3 are open until August 17th (looking for unpublished content). Issue 3 will be released on August 31st.

    SPN Art Challenge: Tattoos (revisited edition)

    August’s theme is: Tattoos (revisited edition)

    Just anything tattoos to make up for the lack of them on the show!!

    Posting will start on August 18th and will end on August 24th.
    Don’t forget to tag your works with #spnartchallenge, within the first five tags of your post, so everyone can see them!

    SPN Masquerade

    Still lamenting blindfold_spn’s closing? Well, good news! Introducing spn_masquerade, SPN fandom’s semi-annual festival of kink. Anything goes, as long as we all make sure to wear our masks.
    Prompting for this round is closed. Filling prompts ends today, and the post will remain open for an additional week so that readers can post feedback anonymously. On August 23rd, the post will be locked and you must become a member of the comm to view the entry. Feel free to claim your fanworks any time after the 23rd.
    Guidelines here, promotional resources here. Browse fills at their pinboard here.

    posted 5 days ago on Aug 16, 2014 (Sat) at 5:31pm

    Kind Of A Forever Deal 

    Kind Of A Forever Deal by komodobits link
    Rating: NC-17
    Word Count: 111,500
    Summary: Getting the girl of your dreams is expensive, especially when it’s Lisa Braeden - and so Dean finds himself, plus faithful and ever-saracastic companions Jo and Victor, being packed off to volunteer at a summer camp to earn some extra cash. Of course, when Dean gets to the beach, there’s still a couple hundred screaming children to contend with, as well as sand in places sand should never be, and Castiel Novak, award-winning Recluse of the Century, but those are just bumps in the road to getting the girl. The plan is absolutely foolproof.

    I just adore high school au stories where Dean comes from a loving family, has a bratty little brother and has really good friends. His friendship with kickass Jo and levelheaded Victor is front and center, and it is a glorious read. When the three of them initiate a new kid, Cas, into their little gang and start corrupting him with sugar and late night movies (among other “bad” things), the story of summer freedom and rebellion truly begins. Honestly, summer camp stories don’t come better than this - deliciously long, full of heat and sweat, and melting ice cream. The author has an amazing way of capturing the emotional momentum of simple activities and some outdoor scenes have a truly cinematic scope to them. A truckload of snarky one liners and witty comebacks bring balance and lighten up even the most serious situations. ;)

    The story takes great care to show how the friendship between Dean and Cas slowly turns into romance and how this new relationship poses some hard to answer questions for both boys. And not to snuff at Dean’s “existential choice” between the girl of his dreams back home and the dreamy boy right here, Cas has a more urgent matter at hand. Cas comes from a very religious family and while he himself has no doubts about his sexuality, his uncle, legal guardian and camp manager Zachariah sure has a different opinion. Cas has to be very careful with what he wants and how he shows it. This story of little summer rebellions reminds us that every action has consequences and any friendship can be put to the test. On the other hand, the friendships that survive the test are the best! I guess you’ll have to read the fic to see how this summer fling story ends. :)

    posted 1 week ago on Aug 12, 2014 (Tue) at 5:44pm

    Group Ask #105 

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    Ask #1 (): there’s this fic… #1

    Hello! I’m trying to find a work where Dean is a prostitute who uses the name “Jensen” and Cas is his English Lit professor who reads him poetry and won’t let him see his face. Any clues?

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    My Words, They Pour [NC-17, 22,300 word count] prostitute!dean

    He had heard about Jimmy, how he had booked every single girl The Roadhouse had to offer, putting them through some sort of auditioning process. How the guy decided to keep Meg was beyond Dean’s thought processes. That wasn’t the strange part, though. Jimmy had a strict ‘no physical contact’ policy. Not only that, Dean had heard that Meg hadn’t even been allowed to see what the guy looked like.

    Ask #2 (anon): cas/april + jealous!dean

    Do you have any fanfics in your jealous!dean tag, where Dean gets jealous of April for sleeping with Cas?? Thank you!

    We do have a 9x03 tag with a bunch of coda fic that might have what you are after. However, the episode was quite divisive and a lot of fic writers glossed over/ignored that situation and April in general. AO3 has a cas/april tag (or rather april/cas), so you could start there and search for “jealous” to narrow results.

    Ask #3 (): there’s this fic… #2

    I humbly beg help locating a fan faction which I somehow misplaced on my computer! I do not know the title or the author. Dean/Cas fic where Dean is trapped in an alternate universe with barbaric angels. There is a caste system, with angels whose wings have been torn off serving as slaves. Dean convinces Castiel to travel back to his reality, and Michael challenges Cas to blood combat

    Ask #4 (): there’s this fic… #3

    Sorry to bother you! There was a fic about Dean and Cas being friends and they like each other but deny it and Cas’s whole family (Gabriel, Micheal, Balthazar) and his mom try to hook them up while teasing them. I remember there was a scene when Dean was fixing Cas’s mom’s car and his mom turned up the thermostat and teased Cas. It had monkey in the title. It was comedy/au and it was on fanfiction. THANKS!

    If any of our followers have anything to rec, drop it in our ask box (mention which ask you are talking about by number or bolded title). Thanks!!

    posted 1 week ago on Aug 9, 2014 (Sat) at 6:11pm