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    'Til the Last 

    'Til the Last by miss_grey
    Rating: NC-17
    Word Count: 75,100

    Summary: When the war came, Dean Winchester was determined that he was not going to get involved. He had more important things to worry about than some rich man’s fight. He had work on the farm and he had taking care of his family. Nothing else was worth his worry. But in August in the Year of Our Lord 1863, when the soldiers came knocking, they weren’t asking. They dragged Dean away. Dean and Cas have been best friends since they were kids. When Dean is drafted into the Confederate army, to what lengths will Castiel go to ensure that Dean makes it back home alive?

    The US Civil War is the violent backdrop to this story about duty, love and family. The author tells the story of Dean and Castiel, beginning with their entry into the war in the summer of 1863. The stark realities of the battlefield are interleaved with flashbacks from their childhood and letters from home. The author describes specific battles with an intimacy and accuracy that immerses the reader in each horrifying moment. It takes an excellent storyteller to keep readers engaged when the outcomes of events like Sherman’s (now Gabriel’s) March to the Sea are known. In this case, the story is also told from the perspective of Southern soldiers and the conflicted views held by these comrades-in-arms simmer just under the surface.

    The greatest strength of this story is in its contrasts and of the greatest of these is Castiel himself. The flashbacks reveal a gentle and kind boy with a core of steel. Even as an abused child, he couldn’t stand to see the slaves of his parent’s plantation brutalized. He worked to protect them when he could, and ease their pain when he couldn’t. This is contrasted with the sharp-shooter he becomes, carefully placing one bullet after another into oncoming forces to protect the one he loves. 

    Canon elements are woven throughout. The single-minded ruthlessness of Dean rampaging through the union camp in search of a captured Cas harkens to purgatory and his search for the Angel. Cas rebels against his family and their plans for his future to enlist in the infantry so he can watch over Dean. War changes everyone it touches, yet the hope and faith in Dean and Cas’ story stands against the horrors that surround them and provides a path through the storm.

    posted 2 days ago on Apr 21, 2014 (Mon) at 8:07pm

    Group Ask #93 

    Relevant links:

    Ask #1 (): bigbro!gabriel

    After watching the latest episode, I was wondering if you have a fics where Gabriel is Castiel’s guardian/caretaker when he’s a young angel…?Thank you!

    Ask #2 (): pop music + annoyed!dean

    Do you have any fics where Cas and Dean are in the Bunker and Dean is getting annoyed because Cas is listening to pop music?

    Ask #3 (allovely): there’s this fic… #1

    Hi, I think you are amazing people helping out so many of us to find amazing fics out there :D. I’ve been looking for a specific fic where Dean asks Sam for lunch money and Cas sees it and mistakes Dean for a bully, I haven’t found it anywhere and i’ve searched under the bullying and love/hate tag, I dont remember much else, but perhaps a follower has heard of this fic?. 

    Found by  and !

    The Trenchcoat Avenger of Truman High [NC-17, 39,000 word count (WIP)]

    Dean thought Truman High would be like every other high school he’s been to in the last year. He has his sights set on getting to third base with the hottest girl in school and doing as little actual school work as possible. Dad will be finished with his job in two weeks, tops, and then they’ll be moving on. He wasn’t expecting to be clothes-lined by a short, awkward dude in a trench coat, but that isn’t going to stop him from thinking it’s hot.
    Castiel Novak does not tolerate bullies, so when he sees a fellow senior teasing his new friend Sam, he reacts without thinking. He never thought the guy would be Sam’s older brother, nor that his own actions might be the catalyst for the most important relationship of his life.

    Ask #4 (bird—butt): there’s this fic… #2

    Okay I searched the tag but I couldn’t find what I wanted. So in this fanfic Sam and Dean aren’t related but are in a relationship thats quite abusive, so after Sam beats Dean enough to send him to the hospital. Dean meets Castiel who is a doctor there,I also remember that because of the beating Dean became blind and he eventually moves in with Castiel. And Cas helps him cope with being blind.

    Found by angelofthemoorbalthazaur, and !

    Spatial Recognition [M, 13,900 word count (WIP)]

    Dean is trapped in a violent relationship. His boyfriend of three years is an alcoholic in denial with a penchant for abuse. When his third hospital visit in two months has a devastating diagnosis, Dean realizes he needs to get out.

    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 2 days ago on Apr 21, 2014 (Mon) at 7:57pm

    Unofficial Rec Bulletin #57 

    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:

    After the Fire [NC-17, 135,000 word count]

    (angst, end, su, drunk!cas, alcoholism, depression, established relationship, promiscuity, homophobia, bottom!cas, bottom!dean, bottoming from the top, drugs, lucifer, tragedy, noncon, hurt comfort)
    recced by coolfiction

    Starting in 2013 and going through 2014 this is the story of Dean and Cas in their ill-fated quest to find the colt and shoot the devil - set in the endverse alternate reality seen in 5x04 The End. The apocalypse poses Dean and Cas many threats along the way, as they have to contend with the croats and Lucifer’s demons, led by Meg, all while trying to work out whether they can trust the infamously devious demon Crowley, with whom they already have a bloody history.

    Angel’s Wild [NC-17, 373,000 word count]

    (au, fluff, wing!fic, hurt comfort, folklore, unrequited, pining!dean, bottom!cas, bottom!dean, slow building romance)
    recced by erurainia

    But that’s the whole reason he’s here, isn’t it? He’s not out here hunting Humans. He’s not even hunting deer, or bears, or anything else that featured in Bambi. He’s out here, freezing his nuts off every night, because he’s hunting Angels.
    Sometimes Dean wishes that Angels were like how they’re described in the Bible. How people from time too old for him to care much about thought Angels were messengers and warriors of God,protectors of Humans. He knows that how they’re really described in the Bible is actually pretty terrifying, but at least they were told by God that they’re supposed to love Humans, right?
    That’s a thousand times better than what Angels really turned out to be.

    One, Two, Three, Repeat [M, 10,100 word count]

    (angst, end, fluff, su, drugs, alcoholism)
    recced by huuuuuughdancy

    Cas and Dean have spent the last five years surviving the end of the world by relying on one another for support. However, when a 2009 version of Dean shows up at Camp Chitaqua, his confusion about their relationship reveals that something in the timeline has been changed.

    Paper-Thin [NC-17, 15,800 word count]

    (au, porn, college, bottom!dean, neighbors, slow building romance, rom com, pining!dean, snarky!cas, teacher!cas, smart!dean, teacher!dean, masturbation)
    recced by kyrie101

    Dean is finishing up his master’s program, heading on for a PhD in Engineering but spends most of the time silently ogling his gorgeous next-door neighbor, the new adjunct professor of English, pursuing his dissertation.
    So, really, no reason the two should ever interact. Except … the walls between their apartments are just so thin. And even though he swears he’s seeing the guy all over campus, there’s no way the exceptionally friendly Professor Novak has a thing for Dean. Right?

    With Heat Comes Wanting [NC-17, 34,900 word count]

    (au, angst, fluff, protective!dean, homeless, !dcbb)
    recced by anon

    Dean Winchester doesn’t believe in karma. It’s not because of karma that he picks up that weird homeless guy in the over-sized trench coat off the side of the road and gives him the first meal the guy’s probably seen in days — he does it because his kid brother is a bleeding heart and wouldn’t leave him alone about it. He doesn’t let the stranger stay with them because he feels sorry for the guy or anything and thinks that good karma is going to come back around to him for it. If karma truly existed, Dean wouldn’t be hopping from motel to motel. He wouldn’t have to sink to stealing and lying and cheating just to get by. And he most certainly wouldn’t be falling for said weird homeless guy in the over-sized trench coat who is teaching him how do all those things.
    No, Dean Winchester doesn’t believe in karma, and judging by the way Dean’s life is unraveling at the seams, held together by just a couple fraying threads from and whatever small shred of dignity he has left, karma obviously doesn’t give a flying fuck about Dean Winchester either.

    Other Recs/Promos:

    DeanCas Big Bang Signups

    The deancasbigbang is a slash/gen fic challenge with accompanying artwork centering around a romantic or a general strong friendship between Dean/Castiel or Jensen/Misha.
    Signups are now open! Author signups close May 1st (drafts due August 15th). Artist signups close August 16th (claims are August 18th, art due on September 29th). Link to the comm’s faq.

    Mark Watches Supernatural

    Check out Mark Watches Supernatural Season 3, aka the last season before Dean meets Castiel. Please take the No Spoiler policy on Mark’s blog seriously (more info here). Links to Mark Watches SPN Season 1 here and Season 2 here!
    Season 3 Predictions, Season 3: 3x01, 3x02, 3x03, 3x04, 3x05, 3x06, 3x07,3x08, 3x09, 3x10, 3x11, 3x12, 3x13, 3x14, 3x15, 3x16. Mark Predicts SPN season 4.

    Salt & Burn Magazine Issue 1

    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).

    SPN Spring Fling

    The yearly spring fling fic and art exchange has finished posting! Author/artist reveals will post Wednesday, April 23rd.

    posted 4 days ago on Apr 19, 2014 (Sat) at 7:41pm

    Heaven Sent You Downstream 

    Heaven Sent You Downstream by twoskeletons
    Rating: T
    Word Count: 10,600
    Summary: Half casefic and half ‘The End’ episode tag in which Dean 1) investigates some disappearances in the mountains, and 2) finds it difficult to leave the future behind. Takes place after Castiel spirits Dean away from the motel, and before Dean meets up with Sam.

    Here’s a lovely The End (5x04) coda fic that talks about Dean’s experiences in the future without being super angsty or smutty. The story picks up right after Dean is saved from Zachariah’s clutches with Dean going on a solo hunt. What follows is Dean’s reflections on what he saw and experienced in the fake future; his biggest surprise – 2014!Dean’s complicated relationship with fallen Cas. Just like the show, the author uses an original MOTW and it’s trickery to help Dean clear up the disconnect between end verse versions of Cas and Sam and their present day selves. While we don’t see much of 2014!Dean in this story, the author gives us some very nice interactions between 2009!Dean and 2014!Cas (which were very pleasing to my little shipper heart) and then an even better conversation between present day Dean and Cas. (Shh, I’m not saying that they kiss but they totally kiss!)

    posted 4 days ago on Apr 19, 2014 (Sat) at 7:11pm

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    #resource reblog


    This isn’t specific to destiel. Here is our guide for those new to destiel. You might also be interested in our guide to finding fic (tips and tricks)!

    Caveat: I was out of fandom from ~2004 to 2011, so some of this isn’t first hand experience (I missed lj’s heyday…the fandom side at least). But I have a thing for wikis and have no idea how many hours I’ve spent on wikipedia, supernaturalwiki, tvtropes, and fanlore


    • Fanfic Archives and Fandom Spaces
    • Ratings
    • Characterizations
    • Tropes & Genres
    • Some Terms to Know

    Fanfic Archives and Fandom Spaces:

    before 1998/9 = zinesindividual archives (one fan’s list by year 1990-2007), mailing lists

    1998/9 and on = []

    • no differentiation between M and NC-17 since explicit/nc-17 is technically not allowed (banned in 2003; every few years they delete a bunch of adult stories; was created after the ban but was never really popular)

    2003/4 and on = livejournal [lj] (dreamwidth [dw] coming about after censorship issues at lj; was a fandom-friendly alternative to lj)

    2007/8 and on = tumblr

    2008/9 and on = archive of our own [ao3]

    • surge in popularity mid-2011 due to an incident at lj and people wanting to backup their stories 

    Ratings: The differences between Teen/PG-13, Mature/R, and Explicit/NC-17: our guide; fanlore’s guide.

    Characterizations: What’s with the tendency to make one a wilting flower and emphasize differences in height, skin color (“cas isn’t super pale…”), and overall size? (See also: patriarchy, gender roles.)

    (all quoted from fanlore):


    • dominant or “pursuing” half
    • usually taller and often older than the uke, and sometimes exhibits stereotypical alpha male characteristics: overprotective, masculine (compared to the uke — most seme characters are still drawn in a relatively androgynous style), and physically powerful. Artistically, they are often depicted with smaller eyes, more well-defined jawlines, and a generally more “adult” appearance.


    • submissive or “pursued” half
    • often shorter, younger, and physically weaker than the seme, drawn with androgynous/feminine features like big eyes, and frequently has long or otherwise “pretty” hair.

    Tropes & Genres (just a selection; all of this is from fanlore and tvtropes):

    See also: tropes [tvtropes], slash tropes, slash tropes by fandom, dean/castiel.

    Some Terms to Know:

    AU: stories that take place in an alternate universe

    BDSM: BD: bondage & discipline, DS: domination & submission, SM: sadism & masochism. More on wikipedia and fanlore.

    canon: source material

    canon verse: stories that take place in the same universe as the source material

    femslash: female/female romantic relationship

    IC: in character

    MCD: major character death

    OC/OFC/OMC: original character (could specify female or male)

    OOC: out of character

    trait!character: a way to describe the character’s state (ex: job, emotion, state, anything really…mechanic!dean, possessive!cas, demon!dean)

    trope reversal: switching the roles typically played by characters (ex: jock!cas/nerd!dean or righteous man!cas/angel!dean)

    WIP: work in progress

    • on designated by a lack of “Status: Complete” at the top of the fic
    • on livejournal: author will usually mention it next to the word count
    • on AO3: designated by the chapters field at the top of the fic
      • 3/?: three chapters complete out of an unknown number
      • 6/30: six chapters complete out of an expected 30 (may be finished or just planned by the author)

    See also: Fan Fiction Dictionary, Fanfiction Terminology, Fanlore GlossaryList of Fan Fiction Terms.

    Group Ask #92 

    Relevant links:

    Ask #1 (): jealous!dean

    Do you guys know of any destiel fics where Henry Winchester tags along as the young gentleman he was and charms the pants off of Cas, and Dean gets a little disgruntled about it? I saw a comic once to that effect and couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I’ve looked but all I can find are nc17 threesomes, which isn’t really what I’m looking for. I adore this blog! Thanks for any help you can offer!

    Ask #2 (): there’s this fic… #1

    Could you help me find a Destiel fic I read? It was like Dean took eight year old Sammy to an amusement park and was scared of heights but kept going on the Ferris wheel because “he wanted to know blue eyes’ name”

    Ask #3 (): synesthesia

    Do you happen to know a fic related to synesthesia ?

    Submitted by :

    Synaesthesia [NC-17, 5,400 word count]

    The sensation in which the brain confuses senses and sensations are communicated differently to the brain, so sounds may be tasted, or colours may be heard. The writer, Castiel Novak, managed to use his synaesthesia for the purpose of his writing, even though seeing sounds as vivid hallucinations wasn’t always his idea of fun. Especially when the new waiter at his favourite coffee shop makes him see the most scintillating things with that damn voice of his. 

    Ask #4 (daddyjensen): there’s this fic… #2

    i was wondering if you could help me find a fic. its the one where dean and cas are in a law enforcement office theme but they deliver breakfast and baked goods to everyone in the office???? ive searched the law enforcement tag briefly but can’t seem to find it.

    Found by :

    Nightly Pursuits [NC-17, 15,600 word count]

    Castiel runs a cafe during the day and dabbles in thievery at night. The man he’s secretly in love with is a homicide detective for Hellspoint Police Department in California. But then there’s a murder. And Castiel might have stolen something while it happened. And Dean’s just along for the ride.

    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 Apr 14, 2014 (Mon) at 5:57pm


    Desolation by MooseFeels
    Rating: M
    Word Count: 25,200
    Summary: Slavery is legal, but contentious. Clinics across America work to free slaves, either by shuttling refugees across the border into Canada or by buying them at auction and freeing them. The Chicago Roadhouse is such a clinic, and Castiel Novak is an accountant for them. He comes home one day with more than his meager paycheck.

    A slavery AU fic can be a gateway to many kinks for some and triggers for others. This heartfelt, emotional story takes a different approach and stands on its own. Here, the author has created a world that is very similar to ours except for widespread, legal slavery and its damaging impact on society. The story starts at the point where most of slave AU stories usually end: Dean is a freed slave and Castiel is his reluctant tutor in all things free people take for granted – a hot meal, open communication, access to medical care, agency over your own body, while Gabriel takes care of literacy and a strip club. Dean’s physical recovery from the hell of human making is slow and heartwrenching, full of quiet hurt/comfort moments between him and Cas, with both of them giving as good as they’re getting.

    I really loved how the author showed us that even inside an abused body, Dean is still the same person we know – rebellious and defiant with a cocky grin, beaten but not broken. The tender romance that follows is well deserved and delightful to read; it seems that I’ve a soft spot for stories where Dean and Cas understand each other silently, sigh. And while this story is mostly about Dean’s recovery, it is also an emancipation story where anti-slavery lawyer Sam Winchester has an important role to play; his friendship and bonding moments with Dean bring additional emotions to the story and are crucial to the plot.

    posted 1 week ago on Apr 12, 2014 (Sat) at 6:20pm

    Unofficial Rec Bulletin #56 

    You can submit fics to be include in these here. Other recs/promos/etc can be dropped in our ask box. Link to previous bulletins.


    Fic Recs:

    Other Recs/Promos:

    Fic Recs:

    Can’t Breathe Without You [NC-17, 8,700 word count]

    (angst, porn, su, bottom!dean, season 9, coda)
    recced by

    Set Post 9x13(ish). Cas shows up where Dean is staying and they haven’t seen each other in weeks. Dean pulls his friend into a tight embrace, and for the first time, Cas hugs back. Dean falls into a panic attack; can’t breathe or comprehend what is happening to him. Cas comforts him and in a split-second everything changes and Dean learns why he couldn’t breathe.

    Fallen Leaves [T, 21,400 word count]

    (au, fluff, writer!cas, mechanic!dean, roommates, best friends, !samjess)
    recced by ananonymousrule

    After losing his job and the support of his family, Castiel finds himself alone in a city he doesn’t know, hoping to find his long-lost sister. A chance encounter with Sam, a young lawyer, throws him head first in the Winchesters’ odd little world. When he meets Sam’s brother, Dean, his life takes a rather unexpected turn. Not that Castiel is complaining.

    Fearson’s Floating Cigarette [M, 11,500 word count]

    (fluff, au, love hate, protective!dean, rom com, celebrity, feelings recovery)
    recced by flyingcatstiel

    "That son of a bitch," Dean says. He strangles the handful of french fries he’s been holding, and one by one their warm, helpless, potato-y insides crumble over the tops of his fingers. He feels a brief burst of irrational, almost homicidal rage. "That floppy bow-tie wearing son of a bitch.” Dean is gonna kill Jimmy Wonderman. He’s gonna shove a never-ending string of scarves down his throat. He’s gonna make him eat balloon animals until he floats off into space.

    Letters to Dean [M, 12,300 word count]

    (au, war, long distance, best friends)
    recced by anon

    A collection of letters that Castiel writes to Dean who is in Iraq.

    Wait Till You Have Kids [M, 34,900 word count]

    (angst, su, bamf!cas, fallen!cas, jealous!dean, possessive!dean, protective!dean, depression, suicidal, danger/sacrifice, horror, charlie, coda, season 9, purgatory, dreams)
    recced by

    Dean discovers that there are monsters who call him kin, too… and has to answer the question, which side is he really on?

    Other Recs/Promos:

    Debriel Mini Bang Signups

    A mini bang for Dean/Gabriel (5,000 word count minimum). Author signups are now open and close April 15th. Artist signups open June 12th and close July 3rd. Link to the comm’s faq.

    March of Minions

    March of Minions is a charity challenge blog for fans of Supernatural & supporters Random Acts on tumblr. (Why, yes, we do mean you.) Lace up your jackboots and get your trenchcoat.

    SPN Art Challenge: Movie Poster Crossover

    April’s theme is: Movie Poster Crossover

    All you gotta do is choose a poster from any exiting movie and redraw it with SPN characters! Anything, really!!

    Posting will start on April 14th and will end on April 21st.
    Don’t forget to tag your works with #spnartchallenge, within the first five tags of your post, so everyone can see them!

    SPN Spring Fling

    The yearly spring fling fic and art exchange has started posting!

    posted 1 week ago on Apr 12, 2014 (Sat) at 6:05pm
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    "I am so glad that you, the mods of this blog, exist."

    posted 1 week ago on Apr 12, 2014 (Sat) at 5:56pm

    Hey Jealousy 

    Hey Jealousy by whreflections
    AO3 link
    Rating: T
    Word Count: 3,700
    Summary: After the apocalypse, everyone sits back to let things settle for awhile. The Winchesters are trying to take a breather after barely managing to avoid becoming meatsuits, Ellen’s making plans for a new Roadhouse in South Dakota, and Castiel is becoming more human every day. With all the new family around and the time to spend doing things other than worrying about the end of the world, Cas isn’t exactly perching on Dean’s shoulder anymore.

    We recently got an ask looking for jealousy over friendships and I really hope the asker sees this review, because this fic is absolutely perfect for them. It’s a lighter piece - the apocalypse is over and people are getting used to being unburdened by imminent doom. But what happens when your SO’s very confined social circle starts to open up? If you’re Dean, the answer is to angst on how they’re moving on to better relationships now that they aren’t forced to be by your side anymore. I love how believable Dean’s jealousy is - the author doing a great job showing how the root of the problem is Dean’s insecurities and highlighting how we can’t always control how things make us feel but we can control how we deal with those feelings. Despite the low word count, you get to see Dean go full circle and it’s a very satisfying read.

    posted 1 week ago on Apr 10, 2014 (Thu) at 6:33pm
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