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12 August 2011 @ 09:31 pm
Fic Masterpost: "Carry On Up This Broken Tide" [for spn_j2_bigbang]  
TITLE: “Carry On Up This Broken Tide”
AUTHOR: nanoochka
ARTIST: daggomus_prime
PAIRINGS: Dean/Castiel, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Sam/Jess
WARNINGS: AU, depictions of psychological illness (ie. nervous breakdowns, anxiety), dubcon, mild D/s themes, infidelity, mentions of drug use and past drug abuse.
SUMMARY: The small, California town of Cardiff-by-the-Sea attracts millions of surfers a year, ranging from amateurs to world-class professionals. Although tourists constantly populate the area, Sam Campbell—née Winchester—renowned author of supernatural suspense novels and surf enthusiast, has called Cardiff home ever since the violent death of his girlfriend, Jessica. When he meets Castiel Novak, an enigmatic newcomer with a mysterious past, the two strike up an easy friendship that revolves around surfing and their mutual need for privacy from the outside world. The arrival of Sam’s brother, Dean, following a messy divorce under hazy circumstances, promises to complete their little circle of misfits and social pariahs. Sam thinks that life for once can’t get any better, surrounded by the people he trusts most in the world. Much to his dismay, it quickly becomes obvious that there is no love lost between Dean and Cas, though Sam can’t begin to guess why. As time progresses, he begins to get the feeling that the two of them know each other from somewhere else, and that their past might have everything to do with why they chose to escape to Cardiff in the first place. (Written for spn_j2_bigbang)

DISCLAIMER: The characters from Supernatural and all associated content is the property of The CW and Eric Kripke. No infringement intended.
AUTHOR’S NOTES: I literally have a team of people I have to thank for making the completion of this novel—and I use that term deliberately—possible. What started off as a light-hearted fic idea I shared with fossarian in January of this year grew into something bigger than I could have imagined, and for various reasons I think it’s safe to say it has extended past the definition of a mere story. I would have never crossed the finish line without fossarian ’s encouragement and support, so this is happily dedicated to her. I must also give my sincere thanks to nyoka and qthelights for their amazing work as betas, along with gloromeien for, in addition to almost eleven years of friendship, the many late-night phone calls and bouts of insecurity for a fandom in which she doesn’t participate. Mad props also to cautionzombies and mclachlan for being the bestest alphas a girl could ask for. Last but not least—daggomus_prime . I couldn’t have asked for a better artist to partner with on this story, and your enthusiasm and passion for the work made reaching the end possible. I can’t even begin to express my love for the artwork itself, and don’t think I need to; it’s pretty damn clear how phenomenal it is, and I’m proud to have it associated with this project. Finally, thanks so much to the mods for all their hard work, since I know it's not appreciated nearly enough.

Art Masterpost

NOTE: This story has been taken down for contractual reasons. Please read this post for more information.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
twasadarktwasadark on August 13th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
Ooooh! Looks amazing! Intriguing summary and gorgeous art.

Will you be posting a PDF? If not, I can make one for you if you'd like.
Nansense: dean greybgnanoochka on August 13th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but I was just finishing up mine with the art embedded. The download link is above.
:'( - ramblingmadly on September 12th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
the only water in the forest is the river: [spn] dean/castiel | be my friendnyoka on August 13th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Congrats on posting bb! \o/
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Emmementis on August 13th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
I am soooooo excited to read this! \o/
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Nansense: pic#110242364nanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
DUDE. I wish I'd had you on speed-dial as I was writing this. I hope it was an accurate representation! I can't begin to tell you how desperate I am to visit this town after such a long haul. I have another novel partially set in Cardiff as well, and it's like I can't seem to get it out of my head. Considering it started off as a giggle because I'm originally from Wales, I've become completely obsessed with this town. It was like its own character.
Gina Louise: damn good shagfi_harkness on August 13th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
Well, I know what's going to be taking up my weekend now! I <3 AUs soooooo much.
tooquicklytooquickly on August 13th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
kajsdf;kajsdf Oh god this looks AMAZING. AND THE ART TOO. A;LSDKJF;ALKSDFJ

I'm gonna read this with The Drums playing in the background. I think it might be fairly appropriate.
Tseeckatseecka on August 13th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
Hooolyyyyy shit.

Oh, is that the time? Have I really been reading for four hours?
No...couldn't be that long...
Fuck, I just sprained my thumb...! Oh well, just sit here and massage the joint...can't stop reading...

And now I sit, typing one-handed with a compress on my other hand, trying to find the words for all of the FEELINGS and EMOTION and THOUGHTS I have about this fic.

But when it comes right down to it, this was one of the best fics I've ever read for this pairing, and I adored every word of it. <3 And I really have nothing more constructive to say than that.
Nansense: pic#110236953nanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! I'm really chuffed you enjoyed reading it so much, and I thank you kindly for such a fantastic and heart-warming comment. Cheers!
Amberamberdreams on August 13th, 2011 07:13 am (UTC)
Double squeee - you and daggomus-prime! :D I shall return for the PDF - no way I could cope with this mammoth effort without that! LOL

Edited at 2011-08-13 07:13 am (UTC)
Nansense: cackles02nanoochka on August 13th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
The PDF is now available for download. Enjoy!
(no subject) - amberdreams on August 13th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ophaniel: NO OHSHITophaniel on August 13th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
Oh, many, many congratulations on finishing!
I can't believe its here!! This feels like frickin Christmas!!

(btw is this going to break my heart? Just so I know to write up a will an' all).
Olympiaolympia_m on August 13th, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)
OH, I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS! And just as I was wanting a long, plotty, well-written story with good characterisation, you post this!!!

I'm afraid that it will take me ages to read it (damned work keeps getting in the way), but I will!

thank you oh, so much!!!
Nansense: prettymakesafacenanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
I'm happy you're so excited for it! Hopefully it lives up to the expectations...
(no subject) - olympia_m on August 16th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Giulia: Spn_DeanCase0wyn on August 13th, 2011 10:48 am (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to reading this!
i'm a tiny bandaid?qthelights on August 13th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
I hope everyone loves this as much as I have. It's literally one of the best d/c fics I have ever read. I think it's your magnum opus.

So proud of you, bb.
Jamesdarkestnight01 on August 13th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
oh daaaamn! I want to start reading right away, but I have no tiiiiime! D:

So looking forward to this! :D
miki_moomiki_moo on August 13th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
\0/ Can't believe how long it ended up being! COngrats on posting! <3
Gina Louisefi_harkness on August 13th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
The font on the PDF is too small to read on my Kindle. Do you maybe have an RTF of the fic so I can make the text bigger? (or so I can make it into a MOBI?)
Nansense: pic#110237011nanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
I don't have the RTF, but I have posted an EPUB version that you should be able to read on your Kindle. Hope that helps. If all else fails, there are a lot of great conversion sites out there that let you convert PDF for MOBI or otherwise!
(no subject) - nanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Hevyydhevyyd on August 14th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)
I've just finished reading your masterpiece, and currently lack the cognitive functions required to properly comment, which is, of course, a comment in and of itself.

That being said, I now need a hug. I probably let this rub off on me a little too strongly, that's never happened before. An excellent read.
Nansense: pic#110236928nanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks so much for the kind comment, bb! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it.
twasadarktwasadark on August 14th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
An engrossing read - complex and real. Thanks for sharing it with us.

I made a mobi file to read on my Kindle. It doesn't have the art embedded, since I don't know how to do that, but if you'd like to share it with others you're welcome. It's here. No problem if you'd prefer not to share though.
Nansense: cacklesnanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! I'll include the link in the masterpost above. Thanks so much for doing that, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story! <333
(no subject) - alissandra on October 22nd, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ihatethatchick on August 15th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
I want to say something insightful and laudatory
...But I'm pretty much speechless. I love how you tackle the whole story with realism and the consistency of your characterizations. It was a nice, long and enjoyable read. Excellent summer fair.
Nansense: pic#110236978nanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: I want to say something insightful and laudatory
Thank you so much!
westofthemoon1 on August 16th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Just wanted to say, soooo excited to read this! And I was afraid I wouldn't have anything new and exciting to read this week. :)

OK, reading now...
mailememaileme on August 16th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
I rarley read Destiel, but I just read the prologue and now I want to read the rest. So I'm doing this :)
Nansense: pic#110236946nanoochka on August 16th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm glad - hope you enjoy it!
Kristintxrabbit on August 21st, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
This was wonderfully done. I downloaded the epub file and read it on my iphone.

Your characters were so beautiful and Castiel was such an amazing person. I thought his development throughout the fic was very well done. Sam and Dean were completely recognizable and it broke my heart that Dean couldn't be who he was because John was a dick and laid down a rule that would have separated him from Sam.

Thank you for sharing this. Now that I have read one of your pieces of work, I am off to find others!
Nansense: pic#110236895nanoochka on August 23rd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, bb! I'm really happy you enjoyed the story and found the characters translated well to an AU format. <333
makochan_fan: yesung cheesemakochan_fan on August 21st, 2011 09:59 am (UTC)
Downloaded the PDF. Holy crap this thing is like a novel in its length!

This was an amazing read. I was a bit hesitant at first because it was written in first-person, but it made total sense with the plot and the content, and the story was all the richer for it.

I have to say this is one of the most epic Dean/Cas AU fics ever written, possibly one of the most epic Dean/Cas fics ever.

Thank you for this.
Nansense: pic#110236958nanoochka on August 23rd, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! *blushes* I'm thrilled you enjoyed reading the fic so much, as it was a joy to write and I couldn't wait to share it with y'all.
Hilshils on August 22nd, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
OH GOD I LOVED THIS SO EFFING MUCH! I read the whole thing in one go and have recced it. Awesome job, bb!
Nansense: pic#110236953nanoochka on August 23rd, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million, babe! I'm really happy you liked it, since I'm sure everyone on Twitter was sick of listening to my whinging during the writing process. XD And thanks also for the rec, I appreciate it!