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To my first love, and my last, Dean Winchester. These are the things I want to tell you: the human body is 60% water. The number of neurons in one person is the rough equivalent of the number of stars in a small galaxy. There is 0.2 milligrams of gold in your blood. The heart is an elaborate engine. I love you. [Written by: Nhixxie, Art by: Cloud]

My DCBB 2013 art!

Fic Title: El Tango de Amor
Author: Literaryoblivion
Artist: Brightfallenstars
Summary: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Dean leaves, is gone for two to three hours, and comes home sweaty and exhausted to the apartment he and his brother Sam share. Sam had asked him where he went once, and Dean had said he was working out, which technically wasn’t a lie. What he was doing was definitely giving him a workout, just not in the traditional sense. In all actuality though, Dean was leaving every Tuesday and Thursday for a dance class. A dance class taught by a one Castiel Novak.

Masterpost // Fic (AO3) // Art Masterpost (LJ)

Artists note: The fic also goes with a very sexy video that inspired the dance style of the fic. The video contains spoilers for the fic! You can watch it here!

Buy this as a print

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Just Pretending 

↳ A cool job, a nice apartment, a hot girlfriend. Dean had it all. And lost everything. That’s when he gets the chance to get featured in an article for the famous magazine “Heaven on Earth” and reside in a luxury hotel for four weeks. And win a shit ton of money. The catch: it’s only for married couples. And because Dean’s life is a disaster the only person who is willing to play along and marry him is the person who despises him the most. But playing couple with Cas Novak for a month can’t be that hard, can it?

coming November 5th

The First Children written by unholyseraphs & illustrated by carrionofmywaywardson 

The year is 1945, the stage is set, and the pieces are being crafted by a horrific hand. In a world where sideshows are starting to die, Abaddon and Eve team up together with the help of Dr. Alastair Mauvais to create their very own unique freak show. Castiel Novak is a teen who is sold by his parents into the sideshow business, while Dean Winchester is kidnapped against his will. They are both transformed into creatures unrecognizable, facing horrors that are unimaginable. Together, they will try to escape and return to a normal life, but nothing is certain in this upside down world.

Arriving October 3, 2014

This is an unmoderated collection of the DCBB fics posted this week. With 15+ fics a week, summaries are not included. We have NOT read these yet! Instead we added information we gleaned from the summary and author-provided tags. We love DCBB and will be reading reccing and reviewing as the challenge progresses, just give us some time! Check out our DCBB 2016 info post. Remember! The art often contains spoilers, so click at your own risk!!

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DCBB 2016 Week 1, October 3rd - 7th 

Between the Lines by JhanaMay with Art by @sketchydean

[NC-17, 39,300 word count]
[AU, enemies to friends, Cas/OMC, Dean/Cole, actor!dean, alternating POV] 
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Around the World in 24 Days by MittenWraith with Art by interification

[M, 101,300 word count]
[AU, established relationship, reality TV, 5th in a series]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Nobody Like You by Office with Art by @gabedrawz

[M, 14,200 word count]
[AU, SuperAU, Cas is an Angel]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Find the River by LoversAntiquities with Art by lostloona 

[M, 42,900 word count]
[SU, canon divergent after S1, amputation, suicidal thoughts, Road trip]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Leviathan by sandares with Art by cian

[NC-17, 20,100 word count]
[AU, horror, established relationship, bottom!cas, bottom!dean]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

let the waters rise by outpastthemoat with Art by @celestialrebel

[NC-17, 13,500 word count]
[SU, angst, established relationship, pining!Dean]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Kiss Me, Kill Me by WinchesterPooja with Art (spoilers!) by chemart

[M, 70,000 word count]
[AU, Major character death, serial killers, suicide, PTSD, abusive family]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Stairway to Heaven by Cerdic519 with Art by knowmefirst

[T, 21,100 word count]
[AU, historical, WW2, Dean/Jimmy, Chuck is God]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

The Moonlighter and the Magician by almaasi with Art by @missaceriee

[NC-17, 67,400 word count]
[AU, historical, asexual and agender Cas, past prostitute Dean, past noncon]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Providence by rachelleadeville with Art by @koisocks

[NC-17, 46,800 word count]
[AU, writer!dean, mystery]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Not Quiet Paradise by inevetiblethief with Art by OnceUponADestiel 

[NC-17, 40,000 word count]
[AU, historical, enemy to lovers, deserted on an island, bottom!dean]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Written in Ink by ArchOfImagine with Art by kamicom 

[NC-17, 21,600 word count]
[AU, soulmates, political drama, kid!fic, fluff]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Yours and Mine by PervyPenguin with Art by Emmatheslayer

[NC-17, 21,200 word count]
[AU, past Cas/April, adoption, kid!fic, bottom!dean, bottom!cas]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

The First and the Last by peridium with Art by @thefriendlypigeon

[NC-17, 30,000 word count] [our review]
[SU, Season 11 finale, team free will road trip]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Airplanes, Beers and Dubious Protection Techniques by poppybeatles with Art by @pherryt

[M, 49,400 word count]
[AU, road trip, friends to lovers, Fireman!dean, doctor!cas, romcom]
Promos and art links for by this fanfic at destielfanworks and on LiveJournal

Fics this week: 15

Weekly word count: 591,768

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Pies & Prejudice A modern day adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, featuring: Lizzy!Dean, Darcy!Castiel, and a side order of pie! written by LinoResearch, and illustrated by Casdasgay as part of the Dean/Castiel Big Bang, 2013.  Coming soon!
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LOST + FOUND

Author: flightlesscas l Artist: lostloona l dcbb15
Fic link: Fic Masterlist
Art link: Art Masterlist
Fandom/Genre: Alternate universe
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel (Side Pairings of: Sam/Jess, Charlie/Dorothy, Jo/Victor, and Bobby/Jody)
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 150k 
Warnings: Mentions of past drug use, past suicide attempts, past minor character death, homelessness, homophobia, and PTSD. 

Summary: On the day of supposed celebration for Dean’s graduation, he was involved in a car crash. Parents dead. Sam hooked on drugs. And Dean didn’t even get a scratch on him. Six years on, Sam was back on his feet, ready for law school with his girlfriend in tow. On the other hand, Dean felt like he hadn’t done anything with his life; he pretended the impala wasn’t sitting in his garage; there was no girlfriend on his arm; the degree was forgotten in the bottom of his wardrobe. Most importantly, he still found himself feeling a little too responsible for everything that had happened in the crash. Sometimes, it felt like he was barely holding on by a thread. 

And then in came Castiel, slowly but surely turning everything into question. And then some. 

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Here’s a little sneak peak for my DCBB fic. Hope you like and share!

Title: A Little Slice of Heaven
Author: onamelancholyhill
Artist: thranduil-the-piemaker
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural Alternative Universe, Romantic Comedy
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel (with background Bobby/Ellen, Jo/Ash, Sam/Sarah, Benny/Andrea, Gabriel/Kali, and other minor ones)
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~80K
Warnings: No Warnings for this fic, apart from language

Summary: Jim Morrison once said, “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are.” That was Castiel Novak’s motto in life, and the reason why he accepted his grandmother’s inheritance and took the responsibility it implied. Dean Winchester, a remarkable accountant at Sandover Bridge & Iron Inc., although, had other priorities. He lived to serve, hidden in a mask that didn’t allow him to be honest with himself, but lonesome and boring. When destiny made their paths cross, in a less than promising way, with Dean as the instigator and Castiel as his victim, Dean’s mind started wondering, in between pies and cakes, coffees and muffins… What if Mr. Morrison was right? After all, as the guy used to say, if you want to start a revolution, it has got to happen inside yours first.

Castiel Novak might have to attend three weddings in two months, but he’s not about to let his brother play matchmaker. His family’s Internet streaming company is too important to let a relationship steal his time, but he knows exactly what to do–hire someone to pretend to be his boyfriend.

Dean Winchester has worked five-star hospitality long enough to know how to fit in with Castiel’s crowd, and this job could score him the connections to make his acting career take off. It’s a business deal, no matter how they’re drawn to each other. When the lines of their contract start to blur into real feelings, can they withstand Castiel’s family and jealous fans working to split them up?

words by ceeainthereforthat | art by casblues | Coming soon to Ao3

Title: The Unwavering Heart of a Winchester

Author: violue
Artist: kelisab
Pairing (s): Dean/Castiel, past Dean/Others, past Castiel/Others, past Sam/Ruby, background Ruby/Others, mentions of John/Kate
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 86,778
Warnings: past character death, alcoholism, explicit sexual content, depression, past child abuse,angst and fluff warring for dominance, infidelity (not Dean or Castiel), top/bottom!Dean, top/bottom!Castiel, and… okay just go read the warnings on the fic.
Summary: There’s no point in mincing words. Sam is dead, and without him Dean is a drunken shell of who he used to be. When he finally pulls himself out of a growing pile of whiskey bottles, Dean finds it hard to go back to his life. With one flippant comment from a friend, Dean thinks he might finally have a way to make peace with the loss; Sam was an organ donor, and Dean’s going to find the recipients, talk to them, and see how their lives are better because of his little brother. For the first six stops on his road trip, things go mostly according to plan, and then he meets the man who has Sam’s heart. Dean had hoped he might find peace on this trip… he never expected to find love.


fic link: HERE!

art link: HERE!

Dean has never been sure if his magic is bad or good. 

He tries to put it to good use, tries to help people, working as a private detective with his partner, Charlie, but he knows his magic requires a sacrifice - blood, bone, body - and that magic like that can never be wholly pure. 

Then, out of the blue, a stranger shows up claiming to be Dean’s familiar. The stranger, Castiel, is a cat familiar, and he is determined that out of all the witches in the world, Dean is the one he wants to bond with. 

Story: tigerboydean I Art: dean-solo I Promo: unholyseraphs

Coming Soon!

unofficial claim count, and the dwindling artist problem

alright. I’m still keeping my spreadsheet. as I write this 160 stories have been claimed. that means 50 stories remain going into round three.

Guys, this is a really slow selection year. It’s slow because while the number of stories for each year of the DCBB goes up, the number of artists who sign up each year goes *down.* it’s not your fic’s fault, if you’re still waiting for a claim. There’s a serious artist shortage.

We need more artists. If I had -any- skill at all I’d help, but even when I did draw I did it on paper. but the fact is that each artist would need to take on two or three separate projects to cover the demand, and that’s a lot of work. too much work.

So if you can, put out a request for artists to illustrate the DCBB. if you already have your artist, if you don’t have one yet, ask for artists to join and take on a fic.

I also wonder: if the number of writers keeps going up, and the number of artists keeps going down, how do we solve this art shortage problem? 

Words Can Wait || DCBB 2015 || Read on AO3

Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Minor Character Death, Mentions/Light Descriptions of Violence/Injury, Fluff, Angst, Mentions of War, Slight Glorification of War, Sexual Content, Bottom!Cas, Sappy Summer Romance, Very Brief Homophobia, Smoking

In the drowsy summer of 1942, three years into a War that has devastated most of the world, a sleepy farming village in Britain stands mostly untouched. Local farmhand Castiel Novak never believed he would win in love. Then the American soldiers arrive, with their smooth accents and rough manners, each one more charming than the last. Dean Winchester never believed he’d love at all.

Sometimes, circumstance and chance bring people together, and the first page of a long story is turned. But as every story must have a beginning, every story must also have an ending – and sometimes, the two are closer than we realise.

Story by loveindirtytrenchcoats || Art by miss_melissa17 (abaddon-all-hope)

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My illustrations for this years DeanCas Big Bang!

Story by bravehunters

Title: That California Trip

Fandom/genre: Supernatural

Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Castiel

Rating: NC-17

Word count: 21298

Warnings: Mentions of past abuse, mentions of homophobia

Summary: Castiel is little more than twenty-four hours from a potentially life-changing interview at a prestigious California university, and he’s in trouble. Stranded in Texas after a string of unfortunate events, it looks like he’ll need some kind of miracle to make it there on time. Enter Dean, an eighteen-year-old aspiring rock star, en route to Los Angeles in hope of landing a record deal. Surely it’s just a crazy coincidence – right? Neither one believes in destiny, but the chemistry between them is undeniable, and Dean ends up with a hell of a lot more than he bargained for after offering Cas a ride. Together, they embark on a whirlwind journey of self-discovery; it’s one that is dark at times, colourful at others, as the two learn a number of invaluable lessons about life and love along the way.

Fic Link: ao3

LJ Masterpost

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TO THE MOON AND BACK // DEANCASBIGBANG 2013

Castiel Novak suffers from the aftermath of a loss that traumatically changed his life when he comes in contact with Dean Winchester - an old acquaintance. That moment begins their story; a story built by tragedy, old coffee shops and empty playgrounds, held together by I Love You’s and each other’s warmth during cold nights, and eventually, torn apart by a notebook and a crushed dream for a long lost sister. It’s the story where pushing each other away is harder than facing what it’s really about, where two broken people always find their way back to each other - where two boys belong to each other, no matter much they feel like they don’t.

AUTHOR: HRVELLE // ARTIST: KENSHYMIDZU // GRAPHIC BY: NHIXXIE

now available on livejournal and archiveofourown (+the playlist)

THE TOY SOLDIER TATTOO
art by hellosaidthemoon / fic by mriareynolds

Two years after Sam disappears, police officials inform Mary and Dean Winchester there are no more trails for them to follow. The case is cold until new evidence makes its way over to them. It’s the day Dean gets his first tattoo. In honour of Sam. That night, he walks out of the tattoo shop with not only a brand new toy soldier tattoo on his thigh, but also with a crush on his ridiculously cute tattooist Cas.

As life continues and his relationship with Cas unfolds, life proves it will keep going on even without his brother and maybe, he should move on too.