What I made
Songvid: Movin' On by cupidsbow (SPN, Dean/Castiel, PG-15)
Summary: The story of two fast cars and a shared passion for the road.
Note: This is a constructed reality vid, answering a prompt asking for Dean and Castiel as race car drivers. Yes, you read that right. I vidded them as race car drivers! The vid is an ode to muscle cars, and it turned out kind of awesome, even if I say so myself. :)
Made for me
Songvid: human by akemi42 (SPN, Dean/Castiel, PG)
Summary: Dean builds a robot using spare parts from Bobby's junkyard. The rest is history.
Note: I am so impressed akemi42 chose this prompt, because a robot AU isn't exactly an easy concept to vid, and ze does such an interesting job of it. This is a wonderful character study of Castiel's intrinsic inhumanity, and the ways in which he's change due to Dean's influence. So cool.
Dropouts I adopted
Fiction: Here Open the Gates by takadainmate (SPN, Dean/Castiel, PG)
Summary: Death watches Dean Winchester. After eons of existence the feeling of something different, something original, is a novelty.
Note: This story uses the inspired conceit of Death as the narrator, who watches over Dean's shenanigans rather as a human would watch over an ant in an ant farm. The result is a surprisingly engrossing character study, and an all-round fabulous read.
Fiction: A World of Gods and Monsters one, two by janie_tangerine (SPN, Dean/Castiel, R)
Summary: Wherein Castiel will do anything so that Dean doesn't stay dead.
Note: This was a seriously under-appreciated story in the fest, which was a real shame as it's a gloriously gothic take on Dean and Castiel. The author cleverly re-works elements of Frankenstein while still making the characters recognisably Dean and Castiel. It's brooding and creepy and obsessive, and really good. Read the warnings, though.
You can find these recs in full on diigo.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'The Bud of the Bud' by lady_deathangel (PG-13)
This is a sweet, gorgeous story about growing up and growing into love. Highly recced.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'Adjusted to the Dark' by apokteino (PG-13)
A wonderful hurt/comfort story, with a great action scene and an interesting case. Lovely.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'these three' by tabi_jeff (PG-13)
A charming kidfic, in which Castiel returns in a child-sized vessel, and he and Dean finally find a way to communicate what they need from each other.
SPN No Pairing, 'One Small Miracle' by thinlizzy2 (G)
What an awesome fixit for Castiel in S7.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'My Marble Guardian' by lady_drace (PG-13)
A gorgeous AU, in a magic realist style. Lovely.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'Some Small Cheer' by peachpai (PG-13)
Dean and Castiel get a cat. Naaaw. Understated and adorable.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'Left Behind' by kijikun (R)
Adorable eggfic. Need I say more?
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'Forks In the Road' by misachan (R)
Fabulous dreamscape adventure, which riffs delightfully on canon, and has a low key but perfect resolution.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'The Drugs Don't Work' by anon (NC-17)
Set during The End, with a fabulously bitter and world-weary Castiel viewpoint, and a glorious last hurrah.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'The Rare Gift' by triedunture (NC-17)
This treads the line of being too schmoopy, but gets away with it due to awesome angel-style sex.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'Once Over' by sparseparsley (NC-17)
Fabulously done kink fic, with a focus on voyeurism and exhibitionism. It's made by the way the kinks are genuine characterisation. Highly recced.
SPN RPF Jensen/Misha, 'The Best Christmas Ever?' by scarletxfields (NC-17)
School teacher AU, in which Jensen is pining after the phys ed teacher, to hilarious and happy effect.
SPN Dean/Castiel, 'Untitled' by amyeyl (G)
Castiel goes on a unicorn hunt. LOL.
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