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:
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!
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.
Bacon and Cold Chills will not be included in the poll as @neonthebright has withdrawn it from consideration, but please be sure to check out the conclusion to Oscar’s heartwarming story throughout all the years we’ve had this contest running!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.
Hi I really just love your stories so much. This is just a question but what has been your favourite story writing and can you give us a list of all the OCs? There are some I’m not sure about and want to know if the person I’m thinking of is. And just keep up the good work your stories are the best.
@nightmares06– Oo, this is really hard, because they’re all so fun!
I think the one I had the MOST fun though, would have to be Jacob in Wonderland. We couldn’t wait to start, and once we started writing, it was one solid month (and a few days) before we stopped! That entire, enormous story was finished in that time, and every chapter was more fun than the last!
@neonwrite – I think my brain short circuits and reboots every time I try to think of an answer to this one. I’m really just always so happy when my cowriters are writing with me, so all the AUs and stories are fun for their own reasons. I do love any excuse to have Bowman in the mix, though.
@borrowedtimeandspace – Man, this is a tough question, like choosing between your kids. All the stories are a blast to write! I’m the type of person that has a hard time picking favorites, usually whatever I experienced most recently ends up being my ‘favorite’ for the moment. I seriously feel like whatever story I’m writing with either of my cowriters is my favorite, because we’re making it together and it’s all so exciting and fun.
All three writers have their own separate characters, so I’ll list them below. You can also find this list in our FAQ!
Here are all our current replies, and more will be added if we get more in:
I’m looking forward to seeing more Sam and Dean interact as the different sizes. I love learning about the curse and seeing how the brothers cope no matter what is thrown their way! (So nothing specific, but more of what you do best!!)
@nightmares06– Castiel will certainly be showing up more in the Brothers Apart AU, and he’s also slated to appear in at least one other (that I remember!)
And if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out @neonwrite‘s Quiet as a Mouse, which has Castiel and Oscar meet in the canon SPN format! Its sequel, Beggars Can’t Be Choosers also features the Winchesters showing up to bother the tiny lil borrower of the motel. If we get lucky and give the story some love, maybe @neonwrite will continue this lil spin-off AU!
More Brothers Together! Please!
@nightmares06– We definitely have ideas for this AU! Let us know what you might want to see out of the BT verse!
@neonwrite– And I want to let you know that you warmed up my poor lil heart with this one, as the cowriter on the blog with exclusively OCs to offer. Thank you so much! I’m excited to get as many of my characters involved as will be allowed ❤
@nightmares06– For Science is getting edited while we post Burglary and the next story, and the story afterwards is under construction!
Also did I mention that I’ve been fiddling around with the themes that’ll be in the final Brothers Apart story? Yep, some of that has been written out and will be helping to tie the stories all together.
Season 3 will be the third and final Brothers Apart season, but don’t fear! The other AUs will not end with it.
Jack? Castiel? 🤷🏼♀️
@nightmares06– Cas yes, Jack’s existence is just so contrived and complicated from where BA stands on the Supernatural timeline that he probably won’t ever show up in the series, but maybe in a random short story sometime! I need some inspiration for it, haven’t gotten any just yet.
Anything that is as awesome as what you already do.
Just keep doing what you’re doing! All your stuff is awesome and I will enjoy anything and everything that’s made
@nightmares06– We will for sure! So many plans and stories, so little time.
I really loved Jacob in Wonderland as well as the brief scene where Celeste was making Dean grow. I think there’s a lot of cool potential with more size shifting or more extreme size differences and would love to see that explored more 🙂
@nightmares06– We have a few different style AU ideas on the way, either in the planning stages, or just starting out with writing! Size shifting and size swaps, you’ll be seeing a bunch of this! (Extreme size differences will show up again, but we try and handle this one carefully, like in the extra smol Jacob AU).
@neonwrite– Extreme size difference is definitely a different challenge! It’s fun to figure out how interactions would change, especially when in some cases they’re impossible or extremely unsafe.
Hm, I’m not sure exactly.. I absolutely love your stories of brothers apart and all of it’s amazing AUs! I have to say I really loved your sort of take on an Alice in wonderland theme with Jacob! Maybe some other sort of stories like that could come into play as well?? Like.. maybe various other fairy tales into some aus??
@nightmares06– I had a lot of fun with the Alice in Wonderland/Super Mario Bros spin that was on that story! What kind of fairy tales are you thinking about for us to touch on with these stories?
@neonwrite– Jacob is wary of this suggestion, haha. We definitely enjoyed figuring out how to apply a classic tale to an AU, and it probably won’t be the last time. Definitely interested in hearing which stories people would want to see!
@nightmares06– Jacob won’t know what hit him if he suddenly sprouts wings. What would Bowman do if he suddenly had none
@neonwrite– Oh lord. Bowman would be so miffed about a situation like this, and it’s already been established that he’s not very good at being the tol one. He’d miss his wings so badly, and poor Jacob wouldn’t have any of the coordination he’d need to properly use them. They’d be such a mess and would HAVE to call the brothers in for help.
@neonwrite– Oh gosh! Such a timid little guy up against one of the oddest pairs of humans around. On one hand you have Sherlock, who would intimidate the HECK out of someone like Oscar, and then there’s John, who would probably endear himself to the little guy very quickly. I think they could all get along, somehow. So long as they don’t take his stammering personally.
Definitely more of the brothers together Series. IT Would Also Be Cool To See SOME MORE Of Giant Dean. And maybe even Sammy getting a day off from his curse lol
@nightmares06– We’ll have to get working on our Brothers Together ideas again! Maybe if I have time this summer, when things calm down, I can do some more prompts for that AU and flesh out Sam and Dean’s time together growing up.
Giant Dean 😉
The future certainly holds a lot for smol Sam, whether his curse is cured at the end or not!
Honestly I’m great with whatever you guys roll out, you’re amazing and you should know it. Maybe go get yourself some food, anyway I’d maybe like more AUs, like in your sneak peaks there’s a downsized jacob who was found by his family and a dean breaking into his house.
@nightmares06– How’d you know @neonwrite had trouble remembering to feed herself? Neon, show them the sign you have now!
(also we are pretty pumped for that cute/stress story of Dean and Jacob for sure, I’ll have to go make sure it’s on the top of the ‘need editing’ list!)
@neonwrite– >.> I’ve been called out. It’s true that I have a sign over my computer to remind me to go eat every day.
(You’ve also reminded me that I have some work to do on that particular AU to make sure it’s ready. Thanks!)
More Bowman and Jacob interacting with the Winchesters!
In fact, For Science is the first time that Dean and Jacob will meet face-to-face in Brothers Apart! How badly can that first meeting go when they’re both at the same size?!
@neonwrite– It can’t be worse than their first meeting in Brothers Found, in which Dean punched Jacob right to the ground. The kid was wondering how beat up he might be by the end of it. Now they’re best buds!
(That poor kid)
TBH I’m very behind on reading all your stories, and probably won’t make any headway on catching up til school lets out. But one thing I always love is a good snark-off between a tol and a smol, such as when Dean and Bowman newly met in Bothering Bowman. Also Bowman in general. He’s great.
@nightmares06– No worries about being behind! They’ll be there waiting for you when school ends, and we hope to hear what you thought of them when you get the chance!
Dean and Bowman will snark to the moon and back if they’re left to their own devices, that’s for sure.
@neonwrite– Bowman does his best to be as contrary as he can. Especially to humans like Dean. Without a doubt, Bothering Bowman is NOT the last we will see of those two bickering. Thanks so much for this!
More appearances from sean
@nightmares06– Aww, the shy little sweetie! He’d be so flustered to know he has fans out here!
I still am huge trash for big bro Dean and lil lil bro Sam!! Anything with them, hanging with Jacob and bowman will always be a favourite! C:
@nightmares06– The original pair, and always such a fun size combination! You bet we’ll be seeing lots more of them and Jacob/Bowman!
more of the og duo- just sam and dean
@nightmares06– Well, these two will be featured in every story, and there are certainly a few left in BA with just them, but we’ll always have other characters appearing with them, either as main characters or guest appearances, because it’s fun to have some variety!
When Sam Winchester was ten years old, he had a run-in with a witch that turned changed his life forever. Now, trapped at mere inches in height, Sam has been kidnapped by a hunter who inadvertently brought him in contact with the only people who might be able to save him. How will the Harvelle hunters handle this turn of events?
It kinda looks as if BC Dean is even MORE afraid of heights than the one in BL. Is this because of the airplane? I mean, we have bad Oscar had dealt with it in the Sad Oscar au (SAVE HIM °^°) speaking of oz, the Sad Oscar au was the first time/au Oz had used his Pyrokinesis knack (you once said that if he had a knack this would be it. And cooling off a burning hot metal seems to fit that title of fire power), so does that mean we’re going to see it soon enough in other aus as well?
Oh wow, this ask went in a few unexpected directions on its way to the end!
I’ll leave the Oscar stuff to neon 😉
Dean in Brothers Consulted is absolutely more afraid of heights and flying than his Lost or canon SPN counterparts. It went from a basic phobia to a full-fledged PTSD.
He’s coming to terms with hitching a ride on Sherlock’s shoulder, with the help of the scarf for support and to help hide the surroundings, but he’s not good when it comes to getting picked up and lifted without warning.
Given time, he’ll get through those reactions, but planes. PLANES. He’s never going to be able to ride an airplane without a full-blown panic reaction, hyperventilating and losing sight of if he’s with friends or enemies.
That plane ride happened when they were kids, they were trapped in a box, the entire world rattled around them for a full 10 hours before disembarking in a place where Dean had never been. Any fear of heights he ever had amped up several levels higher.
The saddest part is Dean wouldn’t fully realize this until he’s on a plane and it turns on, because it’s triggered by the sounds more than the sights.
I am so pleased that you noticed that detail! It wasn’t a very obvious moment, but you are correct that Oscar’s pyrokinesis knack activated in the Sad Oscar AU when he was being branded (which is why even he didn’t realize it – he was far too busy being upset and terrified and in pain). Now that we know Sad Oscar AU is actually Brothers Consulted, we might just see how he eventually further develops that ability! 😉 Dean’s gonna be so jealous.
As for other AUs, I’m always looking for opportunities to give him a reason for his knack to appear. Since he was born a wee borrower, it will only show up if he has a true need for it, and a need for the ability to manipulate fire doesn’t come along often. But don’t think we’re above stressing the little guy out with some fire someday!