The DeanCas Fic Club is a fanfiction discussion group and channel hosted on the ProfoundBond Discord server. These discussions can range anywhere from squeeing over feels to plot theories to discussions regarding overall impact the fic had on fanfic trends.
As of July 2021, we have reverted to the original monthly discussion format. For a comprehensive history of fic club requirements and guidelines, click here.
The #fic-club channel is open to anyone with the @SPN Fam role to read and send messages.
If you would like to be notified when new fic club fics are starting or when the nomination surveys are posted, request the @Fic Club role in #cryptos-cubicle.
- While some 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.
- If sharing or discussing NSFW/explicit content, please use spoiler bars with a content warning. For example:
CW: NSFW topic ||explicit details or NSFW excerpt from fic||
- Fic Club fics are discussed on a monthly schedule. On the last day of the month, the mods will announce the following month's fic.
- Until the 15th of the month, the channel is to be kept spoiler free for that month's fic (except inside appropriately-labeled spoiler tags or designated spoiler zone threads).
- Official Fic Club announcements will tag the @Fic Club role. Selection announcements will include the reading schedule and will be pinned in channel.
- Members are welcome to use this channel to discuss any fics they're reading as a group, share excerpts, yell, and squee.
- The fic must be Dean/Cas main pairing. No threesomes, multishipping, or OT3 fics.
- Authors are welcome and encouraged to participate in discussion of their fics, but should not start a discussion of their own fics nor pressure other server members to start such discussions. We are excited to read fics by server members, but this channel should not be used as a means of self promotion.
- To prevent confusion please include the title of and/or the link to the fic you're discussing at the beginning of excerpts and discussions.
- You may tag @Mod to have fics which are being frequently discussed pinned. If doing so please use the rectemplate format.
- Please be diligent about redirecting off-topic conversation to other rooms.
- The fic must be Dean/Cas main pairing. No threesomes, multishipping, 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 may be hosted anywhere. Ao3 is the preference, but many early fics 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.
- Fics are not selected based on mod preference outside the "mod pick" we do about once a year. The top ten nominated fics are put into a poll for voting. If there is a tie, priority is given to fics which add the most variety to the list, or that have been near the top ten in the past rounds without being selected.
You may nominate a fic for discussion here.