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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/
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)