Update at last!

So, I have been feeling much better, and am hoping to get back to a more regular schedule with stories soon!

There will be a brief period of time upcoming in August where I will hopefully be going on vacation– AGAIN– and maybe this time I’ll actually get there and not spend it in the hospital. My parents will be celebrating their 50th anniversary, so I’ll be out of state to join them and the rest of the family.

Now, for more blog-centric items:

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Story!

Writing has been a little difficult for me recently, due to all these real life distractions, but @neonthebright and @borrowedtimeandspace have been wonderfully patient. We are still working on the stories, and I hope the pace will be picking up now that I’m in a better place.

As for when posting resumes, I think I am going to shoot for mid August, after I return from vacation with my family. Brothers Apart and Brothers Lost will be in the poll coming up, and hopefully we’ll also have some Consulted showing up with them!

I also bought a cool book on superstitions recently, so I’ll be reading that for possible future ideas 😉

As always, if there are any questions or concerns, feel free to send in an ask!

Contest!

The contest is complete, and I will be reviewing the entries throughout the week! Listed below are the entries I received, if you DO NOT SEE YOUR ENTRY ON THE LIST, please send me a message within the week so I can add it.

Entries:

On the Shorter Side

by Misha_McCarthy

Mallory Watch

by @bellalocawherehaveyoubeen

Angry Bowman

by @bellalocawherehaveyoubeen

Post Hunt Celebration

by Jetx43682

Bacon and Cold Chills

by @neonwrite

Bacon and Cold Chills will not be included in the poll as @neonthebright has withdrawn it from consideration, but please be sure to check out the conclusion to Oscar’s heartwarming story throughout all the years we’ve had this contest running!

Again, if there are other entries I missed, please let me know.

Contest extension

I received a request for more time, so we will be adding one more week to the deadline!

The contest will be closing on June 8th, be sure to send me your entries before then if you want to be added to the entries! And of course, let me know if more time is needed again. We don’t want anyone stressed out over deadlines for our fun contest!

Anonymous contact from bamultiverse.com:

So I decided to write a story of an oc and BA crossover for next years contest. And my oc is a kid, whose missing an arm. I was wondering how you would think Dean and Sam would react to her.


Oh, that’s exciting to hear!

I’ve been worried people might be losing interest in the contests, but knowing there’s still people out there with ideas for future submissions is really great! 

As for your OC, they’d be impressed at the ways she does things with only one arm! I’ve seen how inventive people can get while coming up with solutions, and kids are incredibly resilient and hardy when it comes to adapting to new ways of doing things. I look forward to learning more about her!

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Brothers Apart Contest 2022

It was a long 2021, but we made it through!

We postponed the contest last year, and now it’s time to get back to the fun! I myself ended up quarantined at the end of the year for possibly having COVID (still haven’t gotten hold of a home test to use and all the places that do testing around here are booked up for the next week, so home I stay). I’m thrilled to see what you all come up with this year!

From January 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2022, there is a contest running for Brothers Apart!

All art mediums are welcome, but the art must be based off of one of the stories within the Brothers Apart Multiverse.

Literature is accepted, so feel free to enter in any story entries you want. The stipulation is if it is a multi-part story, all parts must be up by March 31st.

If you entered into the contest in a previous year and never got to finish the entry, feel free to finish that and enter it into the contest! I am accepting all types of entries this year!

Rules:

  1. Must be based on the Brothers Apart multiverse. Canon brothers are only accepted if they are dealing with Celeste’s curse victims.
  2. You may create an entry based on one of the various AU’s (Brothers LostBrothers Consulted, ect…) or create your own AU, but it must in some way connect to the Brothers Apart multiverse.
  3. This year there will be one contest and we’ll start with three winners (which will increase if enough interest is shown). Each contestant may submit up to two entries.
  4. Everyone is welcome to enter except for @nightmares06, since I will be running the contest. 😉 That includes beta readers and cowriters.
  5. You may include any OCs from the stories in any artwork or writing or create your own OCs to interact with them! 
  6. Each entry must be uploaded for viewing online. This is not site specific, but it must be a publicly displayed work that we can all see.
  7. Please tag @brothersapart in any tumblr entries. If the entry doesn’t get reblogged to brothersapart, I might not have seen it! Let me know.
  8. For fanfiction.com, archive of our own or other website entries, please send a message with the location of your entry to brothersapart.spn@gmail.com so a link to it can be displayed on tumblr for everyone to see.
  9. For the deviantart entries, send a note to nightmares06 with the entry to ensure that it is added to the contest journal. Also provide a link to the contest journal in the information section for the entry.
  10. Each entry will be displayed on the Brothers Apart tumblr, wordpress site, and on nightmares06′s deviantart homepage.
  11. If you want to change either of your entries at any time for either contest, please message me through the BA email or a note on DA.
  12. There will be three prizes! One grand prize and two first prizes!
  13. One of the first place prizes will be decided by a poll, giving everyone a chance to vote for their favorite!
  • If there are any questions, please ask through the tumblr, deviantart or email!

Prizes:

  • Early access to several chapters of a future story, to be determined at the end of the contest (choices will be offered depending on what has posted already, and what is written)
  • 2 sneak peeks of future Brothers Apart multiverse stories, both angst and cutes.

The Grand Prize winner will also receive a special 2000 word short story, written by nightmares06 in the Brothers Apart universe from a prompt given by the winner!

–Early access to a future story can be swapped out for a copy of Bowman of Wellwood, if anyone is interested in seeing Bowman Leafwing’s background with Jacob Andris, Bobby Loran and Chase Lisong. For this option, you must be willing to provide a mailing address to @nightmares06.

Brothers Apart Contest 2021 – Postponed

Contest postponed!

Update 4/2/21: Contest postponed until 2022! It’s been a tough year for all of us, so let’s take a year off and enjoy it! I may do a small giveaway in the next few weeks to make up for it, so be sure to stay tuned!

From January 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2021, there is a contest running for Brothers Apart!

All art mediums are welcome, but the art must be based off of one of the stories within the Brothers Apart Multiverse.

Literature is accepted, so feel free to enter in any story entries you want. The stipulation is if it is a multi-part story, all parts must be up by March 31st.

If you entered into the contest in a previous year and never got to finish the entry, you are free to finish that and enter it into the contest!

Rules:

  1. Must be based on the Brothers Apart multiverse. Canon brothers will not be accepted unless they are dealing with Celeste’s curse victims and neither will the stories I have written that are not related to the AU. (An Ounce of CourageReversal of FateThe Comeback KidAfraid, ect…) 
  2. You may create an entry based on one of the various AU’s (Brothers LostBrothers Consulted, ect…) or create your own AU, but it must in some way connect to the Brothers Apart multiverse.
  3. This year there will be one contest and we’ll start with three winners (which will increase if enough interest is shown). Each contestant may submit up to two entries.
  4. There is a separate category for anyone who had a previously unfinished work in an older contest. You may have one entry for this, and still have two entries for the main contest!
  5. Everyone is welcome to enter except for @nightmares06, since I will be running the contest. 😉 That includes betas and cowriters.
  6. You may include any OCs from the stories in any artwork or writing or create your own OCs to interact with them! It’s fun to do!
  7. Each entry must be uploaded for viewing online. This is not site specific, but it must be a publicly displayed work.
  8. Please tag @brothersapart in any tumblr entries. If the entry doesn’t get reblogged to brothersapart, I might not have seen it! Let me know.
  9. For fanfiction.com, archive of our own or other website entries, please send a message with the location of your entry to brothersapart.spn@gmail.com so a link to it can be displayed on tumblr for everyone to see.
  10. For the deviantart entries, send a note to nightmares06 with the entry to ensure that it is added to the contest journal. Also provide a link to the contest journal in the information section for the entry.
  11. Each entry will be displayed on the Brothers Apart tumblr, wordpress site, and on nightmares06′s deviantart homepage.
  12. If you want to change either of your entries at any time for either contest, please message me through the BA email or a note on DA.
  13. There will be three prizes! One grand prize and two first prizes!
  14. One of the first place prizes will be decided by a poll, giving everyone a chance to vote for their favorite!
  • If there are any questions, please ask through the tumblr, deviantart or email!

Prizes:

  • Early access to several chapters of a future story, to be determined at the end of the contest (choices will be offered depending on what has posted already, and what is written)
  • 2 sneak peeks of future Brothers Apart multiverse stories, both angst and cutes.

The Grand Prize winner will also receive a special 2000 word short story, written by nightmares06 in the Brothers Apart universe from a prompt given by the winner!

–Early access to a future story can be swapped out for a copy of Bowman of Wellwood, if anyone is interested in seeing Bowman Leafwing’s background with Jacob Andris, Bobby Loran and Chase Lisong. For this option, you must be willing to provide a mailing address to @nightmares06.

Contest results!

The 2020 contest has ended and the results are in!

Thanks to everyone for participating! All entrants will receive a special sneak peek at the special excerpts from last year, I will be in contact with the link, as a thanks for all the time you put into the contest.

Because Sta.sh is acting different from what I’m used to, your new prizes will be sent to you in their unedited form, as google docs that you can view. Older prizes will be seen in their sta.sh place where I have them saved.

And now, for this year’s winners! 

Grand Prize Winner:

With a story that brought me to tears more than once, the grand prize winner of this year is

Brothers Torn Apart, by Besok!

This story is well worth the read for anyone out there who doesn’t mind a little bit of heartbreak, and I will be hoping to see a continuation of it in the future! Thanks for participating in the contest, besok, your entry was very moving!

First Place Winners:

It was incredibly hard to pick the next winner, because we got so many good entries! Even if you didn’t get the prize this year, be proud of your work!

This winner brought us those brother cutes we all know and love, so give it up for

You got a little something, by Helloootricksterr

This is just what you’d expect from Sam and Dean at any size as they get into yet another prank war!

The next winner was voted in by the readers, and by a thin margin, our winner is

Brothers Abducted, by IndigoMasquerade97

Fantastic job on the story! We all enjoyed the chance to read it!

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Previous unfinished entries:

Our last category was for stories that were previously unfinished, to give the authors a chance to complete their entries. In the future, I will be allowing previously unfinished stories in the main contest, so if you have an entry that you didn’t complete this year or in any other, be sure to remember that you have another chance!

For this year, our winner goes out to

Brothers Protected, by NightmareJasmine

An AU of Brothers Asunder, this story brings out Dean in a very wolfish form! Dean Wolfheart Winchester has a forest to protect and a little brother to be reunited with!

And the winning story is…

With 48 out of the possible 100 votes, Brothers Apart has taken the win!

For Science!

On the heels of the Winchesters most troubling case yet comes a call. There’s trouble in Wellwood forest, home of the peaceful wood sprites they’d befriended before. Parents have been waking up to find their children missing, and there’s no trace of the culprit!

Can Sam and Dean, with the help of one Bowman Leafwing and his best friend Jacob Andris, find the person abducting the children before anyone else goes missing?!

~~~

Story artwork by @mogadeer​!

#for science#commissioned art#brothers apart#winning story#poll winner#poll results

Contest update

Update 3/25/20: Big update today!

The contest will be extended through April, due to everything going on in the world, along with the fact that I am going to be out of state at the end of March. Please let me know if you have any issues with the new due date of 4/30/20!

I will have to wait until I return home to get the entries all updated. I’m loving what I’m seeing, so keep it coming!!

2020 Contest Entries

Note: This will be updated as more entries are submitted, please check back.

If anyone is making an entry and needs more time, please let me know! I will happily extend the deadline if needed.


The Switch

Written by Sapphirelink

The trickster is up to some new tricks, but even his plan gets foiled when his attempts to switch the giant’s partner with a different tiny doesn’t go how he plans…

Deviantart


The Bottom of the Food Chain

Written by RandomArtHQ

A story that throws together two different lore sets!

Deviantart


Brothers Torn Apart

Written by besok

Dean dies when Celeste attacks…

Archive of Our Own


Brothers Protected

Written by NightmareJasmine

It’s based of Brothers Asunder! But more Dean!

Archive of Our Own

Graduation

Anonymous prompted:

Prompt: Can we see Sam and Dean from the Brothers Together universe at Dean’s high school graduation (and basically Sam’s too since he helped so much)? 😀

This is canon in the Brothers Together AU.


Way in the back of the class, Dean Winchester couldn’t help but fidget impatiently while he waited for it to be his turn to approach the stage.

Mary Winsor gave him a look, and asked him in a know-it-all tone that he knew all too well, “What bee flew up your ass?”

Dean had long ago learned that comparing her name to his mother’s was not the best way to go about getting a date, and knew it was she was a lost cause as far as he was concerned, as soft as that matte black hair looked like it would be under his fingertips. 

He sent her a flat glare back. “What, don’t tell me you enjoy standing out here in hundred degree weather?”

Mary sniffed and turned away, looking back towards the podium.

The names had gotten all the way through to the S’s, but that still left quite some time until Dean was called. The one small accomplishment he nursed was that he would get his diploma before Mary, who had her nose stuck so far up in the air that–

Dean’s thought process was interrupted by a small voice in his ear, a familiar one that had been by his side for years.

“It’s almost our turn!”

The excitement in Sam’s voice was enough to melt Dean out of his annoyance, and he couldn’t quite hide a grin. “You bet it is, Sammy,” he muttered under his breath, making sure that the others around him wouldn’t overhear what he was saying.

Dean had never expected to make it far enough through school to graduate with a diploma (and honors, as Sam liked to remind him repeatedly), but here they were. In a few short minutes, Dean would be saying goodbye to this chapter in his life and they would be free.

If it wasn’t for Sam’s persistent help and encouragement, Dean knew that he would have succumbed to his father’s expectations, and thrown more effort into what they called ‘the family business,’ hunting and helping their dad save people.

This was more Sam’s graduation than Dean’s, and he wouldn’t miss it for the world.

When Dean’s name rang out through the field, he tilted his chin up, matching the look that Mary had on her face, and he strode to the podium. It was with some pride that he accepted the diploma and shook hands, a glow of warmth spreading through his chest.

As he walked back to his spot in the graduates, Dean knew that it didn’t matter that their dad had missed this day. All that mattered was he could go through it with Sam.