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The DeanCas Fic Club is a fanfiction discussion group for readers hosted on the ProfoundBond Discord server. Each month we choose a fandom classic fic to read as a group and discuss. These discussions can range anywhere from squeeing over feels to debates about the plot to discussions regarding overall impact the fic had on fanfic trends.

What defines a fandom classic?

According to Fanlore, a fandom classic is a fanwork that is more or less recognized as 'must-read' by fans within the same fandom. Most fandom classics were written years ago and have gained notoriety within the fandom for their quality. There are however fics that have gained fandom classic status within months of being written, usually referred to as instant classics.

Fic Discussion Guidelines

  • While debate is encouraged, remember that all ProfoundBond server rules still apply. Be excellent to each other and be especially excellent to the authors who wrote the fics we get to read.
  • We are not giving concrit here. We are discussing the story and its content. Discussion of grammar, Americanisms, tense preference, etc. is discouraged in most cases. Discussing how the story's style may have influenced fandom trends is fine.
  • There will be no discussion of the author's personal life or any fandom drama surrounding them personally. Discussing drama and/or wank surrounding the fic is acceptable as long as it doesn't devolve into wank itself. A large part of discussing classics is talking about their impact on us all as a community. This aspect of the discussion should remain mostly impartial.

Fic Nomination Guidelines

  • The fic must be Dean/Cas main pairing. No threesomes or OT3 fics will be accepted.
  • You may not nominate a fic; written by you, betad by you, one you did art for during a fest, or one gifted to or commissioned by you.
  • The fic must be at least 40k for the monthly Fic Club. If interest is there for a bi-weekly club we will open a second discussion group for shorter classics.
  • The fic must be to the best of your understanding a classic or instant classic. There is no hard or fast kudo, comment, or posting date rule
  • The fic may be hosted anywhere. Ao3 is the preference, but many early classics were hosted on livejournal and never got moved over. We will do our best to have epubs, mobis, and pdfs available of all fics regardless of hosting site.
  • Make sure you include all warnings, tags, and information as given by the author.

You may nominate a fic for discussion here.

Previously Discussed Fics

Date Selected Fic Link Files
April 2018 Oneroi by RC_McLachlin https://archiveofourown.org/works/316210 PDF, EPUB, MOBI
May 2018 All Things Shining by Askance and Standbyme https://archiveofourown.org/works/755094 PDF, EPUB, MOBI
June 2018 Crossroads State by Mercy https://archiveofourown.org/works/365511 PDF, EPUB, MOBI
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018 Point Pleasant by chainedtoacomet aka Jen Archer Wood Deleted Fic. Published version available for purchase here. PDF, EPUB, MOBI
October 2018
November 2018 A Lot Like Falling by komodobits https://archiveofourown.org/works/1162146
December 2018
January 2019 Any Port in a Storm by mishcollin https://archiveofourown.org/works/2637794
February 2019 Take Me Home Country Roads by saltyfeathers https://archiveofourown.org/works/5044711
March 2019 Our Sweet Rapture by Chiyume https://archiveofourown.org/works/7199060
April 2019 Carry On by TamrynEradani Deleted Fic PDF, EPUB
May 2019 Dark Side of the Moon by imogenbynight https://archiveofourown.org/works/1034794
June 2019 Coming To Terms by unforth https://archiveofourown.org/works/12616048
July 2019 No Righteous Path by jupiter_james https://archiveofourown.org/works/9621809
August 2019 A Turn of the Earth by mishcollin https://archiveofourown.org/works/5138552
September 2019 And This, Your Living Kiss by opal_bullets
October 2019 PWP: Pie Without Plot by MajorEnglishEsquire and Orange_Crushed
November 2019 Satin and Sawdust by Ltleflrt
December 2019 The Parts of our Sum by Annie D (scaramouche)

Where possible works will be added to the ProfoundBond Fic Club Collection on AO3.

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