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    Yare by a_frayed_edge
    Rating: NC-17
    Word Count: 43,900
    Summary: Four years ago Castiel Lord married local mechanic, Dean Winchester, and for two years their relationship flourished, until a decision made by Castiel sent Dean out the front door, and divorce papers were served. Now Castiel is two days from the later with a new fiance on his arm, and he’s over Dean, he really is, their relationship dissolved for completely valid reasons. Of course, that’s a lot easier to believe when Dean isn’t standing in his mother’s back yard, offering an olive branch in the form of a favor for the Lord household. Suddenly memories of their past are everywhere and Castiel is faced with a choice he never thought he’d get again. 
    Loosely based on the film, The Philadelphia Story.

    Oh, yes, this is my kind of a romance - a story about love and lies, and heartbreak, and … love. The fic starts with Cas getting ready to marry Inias in just 3 short days. Suddenly, Cas’ ex-husband Dean makes an appearance, refusing to give up on him. From the moment the two of them have to share the space, Cas is overwhelmed by the memories of the past and the sexual tension between them is, frankly, uncontrollable. Mmm, the angsty, angry pining from Dean and Cas is just too delicious in this fic. ;) Through flashback scenes we learn more about their meet cute, steamy first time, happy marriage and the slow, painful descent to divorce. This fic has everything you could want from a good romance novel, and, on top of that, there’s also some very nice canon parallels (that deal with Crowley was a mistake!). If some readers are concerned about the Cas/Inias relationship, I can assure you there’s no doubt about Cas’ true feelings. We all know to whom his heart belongs. ;) 

    DCBB 2014 fic

    posted 8 hours ago on Oct 21, 2014 (Tue) at 3:15pm

    Bump and Run 

    Bump and Run by cornelius
    Rating: NC-17
    Word Count: 77,800
    Summary: Dean Winchester, a junior at KU, could have never imagined that he would cheer for a professional football team, let alone for his favorite team, the Kansas City Angels. But he gets more than he bargained for when he strikes up an odd friendship with Castiel Novak, the Angels’ hall-of-fame bound cornerback. Dean has to juggle going to school and dealing with his family’s crises and planning for the upcoming UCA Nationals cheer competition, all while struggling with his sexuality and his feelings for Castiel.

    I didn’t realize how much I needed cheerleader Dean and football player Cas until I started to read this fic. There are a lot of stereotypes that are easy targets in a story like this, but the author side-steps these skillfully and creates a story about what defines us. The growing friendship between Dean and Cas highlights how each struggles against stereotypes and societal boundaries to find a friendship that pushes them outside their comfort zones.

    Don’t worry if you are not familiar with American Football, the author provides hover-over links to explain some of the jargon that comes along with football fandom. This is a fun fic that will have you cheering for the home team right along with Bobby, Sam and Dean.

    posted 3 days ago on Oct 18, 2014 (Sat) at 7:40pm

    Unofficial Rec Bulletin #83 

    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:

    As You Wish [NC-17, 5,700 word count]

    (su, fluff, porn, season 5, bottom!dean, established relationship, humor, 1st wave oneshot)
    recced by flyingcatstiel

    That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying “As you wish,” what he meant was, “I love you.” And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back. - The Princess Bride

    Happily Never After [NC-17, 73,300 word count (WIP, 15/16 chapters)] 

    (su, fluff, season 9, pretend boyfriends, secret affair, spells, fallen!cas, case fic, humor, romantic comedy, coming out, blindsided!sam, bottom!cas)
    recced by kyrie101

    The boys uncover a series of death and disappearances involving former contestants of a reality game show. They decide the best way to stop whatever’s killing off contestants is to get on the show, but the catch is the show is about testing the relationship between fiancés. Dean and Cas have to go undercover as lovers and stay on long enough to find out what’s killing all these couples.
    Hope on Fire [M/light NC-17, 32,600 word count]
    (au, angst, historical, war, protective!dean, BAMF!cas, medical professional, hurt comfort, bottom!dean, !dcbb)
    recced by kyrie101
    The Civil War ended, but left Castiel weighted down with guilt and shame. In an attempt to start over, he moves West, building a life for himself outside the small mountain town of Purgatory. Five years later a storm blows in, bringing the Winchester brothers and bitter memories along with it.

    Shorten the Distance [T, 43,000 word count]

    (au, fluff, anxiety, meddling!sam, best friends, long distance, !dcbb, insecure!cas, teacher!cas, Mechanic!dean, anonymity, unrequieted, meddling!gabriel)
    recced by msmadame

    "Nerdytr3nchcoat" and "Impala67" weren’t looking for romance on the dating website called ‘’. Castiel was looking for friends and Dean was just looking to get his nagging brother off his back. What they didn’t expect to find was each other. [a long distance, online relationship fic]

    Other Recs/Promos:

    DeanCas Haven

    A weekly prompt meme created to serve as a safe space for fans to share their work and enjoy the works of others! Every Tuesday, a new prompt is given and participants have one week to complete and submit their fanwork (by tagging a post deancashaven within the first five tags or submitting directly to the blog). Vote for the first prompt here! Links to: about/faq, submission guidelines (vanilla and spoiler free [no season 10 material]), and schedule.

    SPNHorror Halloween Week Challenge

    SPNHorror is hosting a week long celebration for all things scary! Each day (Monday, Oct 27th - Friday, Oct 31st) has a different theme. Submit your fic/drabble/art/gif set/graphic/etc to the blog or tag your post with #SPNHorror Halloween Challenge (within the first five tags) to participate!

    SPNspiration Bingo Challenge

    A low pressure challenge centered around experimental fanworks (be it fic from an unusual POV, drawings using an atypical style or medium, or just something that pings “strange” to you). Comment on the linked post to get a bingo card filled with experimental terms that you can use as prompts to create fic, art, icons…whatever medium(s) you wanna work with! Go for a blackout and do the whole card, or just go for a straight row—it’s up to you.

    SPN Art Challenge: Selfies

    November’s theme is: Selfies

    Self-explanatory, right?? It can be anyone, anywhere pausing whatever they are doing to take a selfie! :3

    Posting will start on November 10th and will end on November 17th.
    Don’t forget to tag your works with #spnartchallenge, within the first five tags of your post, so everyone can see them!

    SPN Femslash Holiday Gift Exchange

    An anonymous exchange for fic, art, and picspams centered around a relationship between women characters on SPN (romantic or otherwise). Sign up with your ship and fic genre/rating/etc preferences to get matched. Sign ups end October 30th, assignments are given out November 4th, check-in is November 20th, and posting will start in early December (exact dates TBD based on number of participants). Direct link to rules, schedule, and sign ups.

    posted 3 days ago on Oct 18, 2014 (Sat) at 7:30pm
    "Any fics that have non con towards Cas from either a male character or OMC, with Dean comforting him? I've found some, but your tags (I'm sorry) don't seem to include very much on this, unless i haven't found the right ones... If there is, I'd prefer Cas to have some form of PTSD, or trauma, Dean being comforting, and overall someone that helps him through. Don't mind if it's gen, but preferably Destiel. Sorry if this is oddly specific, or you can't help, just wondering if you knew any!"

    asker: Anonymous

    For asks like this, we need to know what tags you’ve actually looked at and found unhelpful. It’s even more important to do this when you are asking on anon. If you are off anon, we can have a back and forth conversation but anon doesn’t allow for that. You can always specify private/PM and we won’t publish an ask with your account attached.

    We would typically assume you had looked at the noncon and ptsd tags (and maybe things like breakdown, anxiety, and other tags from the “mental states” category of our tags page). That said, there are three asks on the noncon tag that are right up your alley:

    We don’t typically link these old asks directly on a new ask because we don’t want to get flooded with requests by people who want us to dig through tags for them. We realize that have over 300 tags or something ridiculous, so we certainly don’t expect our followers to know about and go through each one. However, if you are after X, we do expect you to go through the whole tag for X (or at least look at the asks on it).

    So at this stage we don’t know if you just didn’t go through the noncon tag or didn’t like what you saw or what. And if these asks and the noncon and ptsd tags aren’t helpful, what specifically are you after that isn’t covered?

    Additional tags and resources to look through: you should definitely look through our hurt/comfort tag (especially this ask about dealing with trauma without healing cock). Use our guide to finding fanfic and the search term/tag “rape aftermath” to find more fic outside of this blog. Also, check out this mini guide to cross referencing tags (linked on our faq and at the bottom of our askbox page in the search engine tips section). For instance, going through the noncon tag and doing ctrl/cmd+f (“Find in Page” if you are on mobile) “bottom!cas” or “hurt comfort” or “ask” would make your search faster. You can also use our search engine to search multiple tags (more info at the bottom of this page).

    posted 3 days ago on Oct 18, 2014 (Sat) at 7:20pm

    Let This Remain 

    Let This Remain by VioletHaze
    Rating: NC-17 or T (link to T rated version on ao3)
    Word Count: 63,000
    Summary: Dean Winchester dropped his little brother Sam off for his freshman year of college, then dropped out of his life completely. Now, nearly a year later, Dean’s gotten himself together and is back in Lawrence to make things right with his brother. As he works to build his life in Kansas, Dean finds himself repeatedly crossing paths with Castiel Milton. Maybe the universe is trying to tell him something at a time when he’s actually ready to listen. 

    The summary may make it sound that this is just another fic where Dean has royally messed up his life and then had to grovel back his way to his friends and family. It is not. Pay attention to the last sentence in the summary. This is one of those rare stories about Dean dealing with his internalized problems in a healthy, proactive way: he undergoes professional therapy, takes up new hobbies and meditation. The story follows Dean as he slowly rebuilds his broken relationship with Sam, makes new friends (Cas, Charlie, Kevin) and even volunteers at Sonny’s Home for Boys. His journey is not easy. There are setbacks and Dean makes almost irreparable relationship mistake. Along the way, he realizes that the balance between taking care of others and putting yourself first is not an easy thing to achieve or to maintain. However, in the end, Dean accepts the simple truth - he deserves to be happy and he doesn’t have to lose everybody in the process.

    DCBB 2014 fic

    posted 5 days ago on Oct 16, 2014 (Thu) at 6:00pm

    Everyone Is Trying to Get to the Bar 

    Everyone Is Trying to Get to the Bar by balder12
    AO3 link
    Rating: NC-17
    Word Count: 8,400
    Summary: Dean still has enemies in Heaven.  True!form Castiel to the rescue! 

    Holy shit, it is truly amazing how much of a story, reflections on canon events and otherworldly imagery the author has managed to deliver in this one shot! Dean and Cas have a neck breaking action sequence that is followed by tender bonding moments and then is topped with a poignant realization that their lives are fucked up beyond any reason. But the best part, guys, the best part is trueform Cas!!! The author has created one heck of a true form for Cas and I loved every steely feathery bit of it. Honestly, the only way this fic could get better, is if it had a sequel and a ton of fanart!

    posted 1 week ago on Oct 14, 2014 (Tue) at 3:00pm
    "Hello! Can you recommend anything with Dean or/and Cas being a politician/involved in politics?"

    asker: Anonymous

    Um, there’s really not much that we could rec you. The one and only fic that perfectly fits is If I Lose Myself. You could also take a look at our “kind of” secret service ask on bodyguards tag.

    Then there’s  And Then, You Destroy Yourself (submitted rec) - a crossover with the Watergate movie, All the Presidents Men. Dean and Cas are journalism students investigating college politics. 

    And you could also check out the cockles AU fic Of Love and Other Political Affairs (unofficially recced herewith senator Misha and his PA Jensen

    There are some arranged marriage fics in the fantasy genre that deal with politicians and politics. One example is the urban fantasy fic Not Part of the Plan (submitted rec), with hunter Dean and prince Castiel navigating these waters and dealing with political intrigue.

    Political destiel is a rare bird indeed. If our followers have politician fics to suggest, let us know

    ETA: Suggested by :

    Kids in the Riot [NC-17, 60,000 word count] pdf download

    Did you see the stylish kids in the riot? They set the night on fire.

    posted 1 week ago on Oct 14, 2014 (Tue) at 2:43pm
    → with 18 notes

    "Hi, I was hoping to ask if y'all had any aus where dean and cas were friends with benefits? I don't really know in which tag to look and I've searched a lot through the hs/college/best friends tags, but it doesn't exactly fit with what im looking for exactly, any help would be incredible! :) <3"

    asker: Anonymous

    You’d want our sex then love tag. You could have also used our search engine to find the tag (that’s why we say at the top of our ask to use it before submitting an ask; if you don’t find the tag you’re looking for, it’s probably just called something different here [like how we have a clergy tag instead of priest!dean/cas but searching “priest” would get you to the clergy tag]).

    Direct link to tags page.

    PSA-ish: Anon is enabled on Wednesdays and the last few weeks we’ve had more deleted anons than published. Here’s the types of the anons asks we delete (we never delete non-anon asks; the “anon ask rules” are there for publishing reasons [want to keep this blog content dense and low on clutter/repeated material], not because we don’t want to answer them/help you).

    posted 1 week ago on Oct 14, 2014 (Tue) at 2:31pm

    Author Spotlight: snarklyboojum 

    Continuing our spotlight feature, here is an author spotlight by snarklyboojum aka behindblue_eyes! (Master list of previous author spotlights here.) Some of her fics we’ve highlighted:

    You can find her fic master list here on AO3. Other places to find the author: [livejournal] [tumblr].

    Behind the cut:

    Without further ado (and in her own words)…

    Read More

    posted 1 week ago on Oct 11, 2014 (Sat) at 3:10pm

    To Be Where I Have Been 

    To Be Where I Have Been by deathbycoldopen
    Rating: light NC-17
    Word Count: 31,800
    Summary: Dean wakes up the morning of his 26th birthday in an abandoned warehouse with no idea how he got there- or why it is that his estranged brother is there with him, and telling him that it’s the year 2015, not 2005. It’s not hard to figure out that the de-aging spell that hit Dean affected his memory as well. But things get a little more complicated when he finds that Sam is hiding things from him, like what exactly has happened in the years since Dean was 26, or who the man is who calls himself Dean’s best friend. Maybe it would all be easier to deal with if someone wasn’t still waiting to finish the job they started when they cursed him. And maybe it would be easier if this damn buzzing under his skin- and the nightmares of blood and fire- would just leave him alone long enough to let him think…

    Every now and then, I will re-watch episodes from the first season of Supernatural. The boys are so young and the challenges they face are, in retrospect, mere glimmers of horror that awaits them. This fic captures the damaged yet relatively carefree Dean from those early episodes. He is brash, cocky, and hell bent to figure out what Sam and Cas are keeping from him. I didn’t realize how much I loved that younger Dean until the author recreated him before my eyes. She then places him opposite a tired and jaded Sam as well as this curiously intense man who is apparently his best friend.

    Dean’s pathologic need to be in charge and care for Sam is in constant conflict with this older Sam who won’t take any of Dean’s shit. While much of the story revolves around this central theme, the relationship between Dean and Cas grows in the moments in between. The twist near the end is worth the price of admission. I really enjoyed this blending of characters that illustrated just how far our boys have come and just how far they have to go. 

    posted 1 week ago on Oct 11, 2014 (Sat) at 2:40pm