05 December 2014 @ 03:53 pm
Hi everyone

Congrats to everyone who took part in this year's DCBB. There's been some amazing fic and art produced.

Unfortunately now that the challenge is over it is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing that I'm stepping down as a mod. I've been part of the mod team since the first year we ran this challenge back in 2010 and it's been so wonderful seeing this community develop and grow over the years.

Sadly RL has intervened and I just don't have the time to dedicate to this comm anymore.

I leave you in the very capable hands of dehavilland who has done a great job co-modding with me over the past couple of years.

Thanks for all the good times everyone.

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28 November 2014 @ 09:58 pm

Title: et florum magica: (And the Magic of Flowers)
Author: wiccanstiel
Artist: prinzik
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural/AU
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel with background implied Sam/Jess
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 52,015
Warnings: alcohol abuse, explicit descriptions of gore/death, recreational drug use, necromancy, ghosts

Summary: There’s a large, leafless tree and a road, a hand on a gnarled cane, a stoutly man in a black suit, his face scratched out.

When Castiel Novak moves to the small town of Fox Hollow, he’s looking for a fresh start. Only his past seems to be–quite literally–haunting him, and even through his best efforts of settling into his new life, there’s a darkness in the shadows that he can’t seem to shake. And after meeting an otherworldly being named Dean during what was supposed to be a simple walk through the forest, he’s left with more questions than answers. But like it’s residents, Fox Hollow has some well-kept secrets, and things quickly turn to life or death when one of those secrets finally steps from the shadows and into the light.

Fic link: ao3 fic link
Art link: art masterlist
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28 November 2014 @ 11:51 pm
The Life of Death

Title: The Life of Death
Author: yellow-turtle
Artist: chargetransfer
Co-creators/betas/Turtle Wranglers: messier51, theinevitableblastwave
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural Canon Divergent
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas, see story notes for additional pairing information
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~40k
Warnings: canon-typical violence, Major Character Death (keep in mind the world ends), Explicit Language, Existential Angst

Summary: When the world reverts to its original state, blossoming anew with life after the destruction of Earth, Castiel still exists. This is the story of Cas and death, pulled apart by his duty to the reapers, the humans, and God, and the lifetimes he spent to find Dean Winchester again.
What is the cause of Castiel’s perpetual resurrection? And if he keeps coming back, will he continue to do so beyond the reach of the universe?

Fic link: ao3
Art link: Art Masterlist
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28 November 2014 @ 11:40 pm
Title: I Am Lost And Found
Author: destielruinedme / mishandcas (destielhasruinedme)
Artist: xlostloonax
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural (canon divergent after 8x23)
Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Castiel
Rating: M
Word Count: 24k+
Warnings: some angst, depictions of mental illness (kind of) that is somewhat unrealistic (because it's supernatural in origin) but may have some similarities to real life mental illnesses, no smut, kind of cheesy/sappy ending

Summary: If Castiel had been forced to explain to a human what it felt like for an angel to suddenly become human, he might have likened it to having most of your limbs and senses violently ripped away or dulled, and then being thrown into the middle of a large city during the busiest hour of the day. After meeting the Winchesters he devoted a little more exploration to the idea, but no amount of apocalypses or time spent watching humanity could adequately prepare him for actually being one hundred percent human. When Metatron stole his grace and sent him to Earth, he quickly realized how wrong he was in his perception of humanity. The Winchesters take him in, but the person he could always count on most to help him isn’t exactly helping, leaving him with few options. But their family, broken as it is, always manages to pull through, somehow or another. A story in which Dean finally realizes what he means to Cas, and what Cas means to him.

Fic link: AO3
Art link: livejournal
(I was originally supposed to post this on the 21st, but when I tried to submit it the post on livejournal didn't appear to go through, and then I discovered that the story seemed to disappear from the archive after a few minutes. Then when I tried to resubmit, I couldn't get the story to post again, and it has taken me an embarrassingly long amount of time to work out how to solve all my technological issues. My apologies! I didn't really know what to do, so I just submitted it now. I hope that's fine.)
28 November 2014 @ 08:36 pm
Title: Fragmented
Author: aen_naazh
Artist: winchesterpooja
Fandom/Genre:  Suspense,
Pairing (s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: M
Word Count: ~20,000
Warnings: character Death (temporary), Suicide (temporary)
Summary: Dean thought he was living the perfect life, everything seemed so normal, there were no demons; literal or metaphorical. Yet he can’t help but be rattled by the dreams that haunt him at night, one that is filled with monsters and other terrifying things. The only constant he has in both world is Castiel and his brother and he has no idea which version of them is the real one and which ones are the product of his screwed up head.

28 November 2014 @ 04:25 pm

Title: All Your Edges (All Your Perfect Imperfections)

Author: 1versalromance
Artist: asylumbound360

Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~74k
Pairings: Destiel (main), Sam/Jess (side pairing), Charlie/Jo (minor side pairing), other minor side pairings, Dean/Crowley, past Dean/Gordon, past Dean/Alastair, past Dean/OMCs, past Cas/Balthazar, implied past Dean/Benny (one-sided)

Summary: Dean Winchester, owner of Angel Bouquet, has spent every Valentine’s Day of the last three years helping couples get together, stay together or become engaged. He loves weaving stories with his flowers and finds peace there when there is little elsewhere in his life. He can’t help but feel lately that there’s something missing until a handsome lawyer wanders into his shop, out of his depth with helping plan his sister’s wedding. Now the only thing standing between Dean and the happiness he’s desired his entire life is himself.

Warnings: alcoholism, alcohol as a coping mechanism, non-con (not between Destiel), dub-con situations, consent issues, underage prostitution, child abuse, unhealthy sexual encounter, unhealthy sexual attitudes, dishonesty in a relationship, age difference of ten years (Dean is 24, Cas is 34), homophobic families, derogatory language, John Winchester's A+ Parenting, Dean Winchester's A+ sense of self-worth

Fic Link: lj
Art Link: lj
28 November 2014 @ 03:44 am
Title: Like Shooting Stars
Author: llilypond
Artist: dreymart
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural/AU
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas, Jo/Anna
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 41k
Warnings: Canon-typical violence

Summary: In a society where magical talent defines who you are, Castiel Novak has none. It might not be so bad if his family supported him for who he is, but public opinion is everything, and Castiel is bad publicity. His only real support comes from his twin sister, Anna, until the night he meets Dean and his brother, Sam. Despite the brothers’ dark pasts, Castiel finds in them the friendship and family he’s never been allowed to have, and the strength to begin a life of his own.

But Castiel’s family isn’t going to let him go so easily. They have a reputation to uphold, after all.

Fic link: ao3
Art link: tumblr

Title: Dean Winchester's Secret (Angel) Boyfriend
Authors: winter_hermit (Winter_of_our_Discontent) and reluctantabandon
Artist: kenshymidzu
Fandom/Genre: Alternate Universe - non canon timeline
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: Teen and up
Word Count: 11k
Warnings: canon-typical violence

Dean Winchester isn't exactly a team player. So when he starts mentioning a new Hunting partner, Ellen and Jo Harvelle aren't sure whether they should be worried or relieved.

But they're starting to get the feeling there's something important Dean's not telling them about Cas...

Fic link:Ao3
Art link: Art Masterlist (Warning: Story Spoilers in Art)
27 November 2014 @ 10:42 pm
Title: Beat the Devil's Tattoo
Author: Heronfem
Artist: hollowstomached
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural; AU
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel; Mentioned Dean/Benny; Sam/Ruby; Sam/Jess; Jimmy/Amelia
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 36144
Warnings: Torture; Attempted Rape; Forced Prostitution; Grief/Mourning; Cult Situations; Forced Body Modification

Fic link: AO3
Art link: LJ

Summary: Dean Winchester has a complicated life. His father has just died, his brother is dating the local arms dealer’s daughter, and he’s just become president of the Winchester Motorcycle Club. And then, to top it off, his best friend shows up after 8 years of radio silence with the look of a man who’s seen too much and missing his twin. As Dean starts to untangle Castiel’s past, he finds himself thrown into a fight for the future of the town he loves
27 November 2014 @ 08:58 am
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Title: What's in the Box, Dean Winchester? What's in the Box!?
Author: bunnymaccool
Artist: whit_merule
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural - drama/humor/romance
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel (side pairing)
Rating: R
Word Count: 25,200
Warnings: Mild Violence, Harsh vocabulary, Discussions of Religions, Switching POV's, Large cast of characters.

Summary: (Canon up to Season 6 - alternate timeline to date.) There are some things Dean Winchester knows for sure about his current life. He loves his angel and his brother and his family of choice. (Even though Balthazar's a snooty little douche-nugget. The Grim Reaper is a flighty friend, at best. And Gabriel is about to drive everyone up the wall with his obsession for getting into Sam's pants.)

There are some things Dean Winchester knows for sure about his future. He will always have Cas and his brother at his side, even in the afterlife. He'll one day have the world of humanity and a whole host of angel dickbags under his charge. And he's apparently destined for Celestial Greatness. (Trademark. Copyright. Yay. Thanks for that, Chuck. Please note the deadpan sarcastic delivery.)

And then... there are some things that Dean Winchester doesn't have a flippin' clue about. Why is Crowley suddenly so willing to be buddy-buddy with him? How many wings can one man realistically have? Where the hell is Adam? Who the frick is Abaddon? And what's in the GODDAMN BOX!?! ........ maybe he should have left that last one alone.

Fic link:Fic Masterlist
Art link: Art Masterlist
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