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19 February 2012 @ 08:40 pm
tvrealm: Episode 3x19: My Guide To All Things...  



I discovered this pairing back in 2006 and I've loved it ever since. There's so many possibilities to explore (and believe me, fandom has done so). It's been a good long while since I've actually written this pairing but that's not because I've lost interest and it's not because I don't want to write them (writer's block, anytime you want to leave me alone so I can write some Buffy/Dean again, that'd be awesome), it's just because I've been playing in other fandoms. That said, I have a soft spot for this pairing because it led me to some of the best people I've had the pleasure of knowing. I still read Buffy/Dean and I still look for icons and art of them, which is the reason I decided to do them for this challenge.

IMAGE HEAVY UNDER THE CUT!

**Artists: If you see your stuff here and would prefer I take it down, please let me know and I'll take it off the post, no problem. I checked the posts that they were at in the Buffy/Dean community and didn't see anything but there's always a chance I missed it since I had most of these saved on my computer anyway so, again, just let me know and I can take them down!**



Fics


Beer Bad by [personal profile] chosenfire28 - This was the first Buffy/Dean I ever read and it's the fic that sparked my interest in the pairing. Granted, I was mostly just exploring the Buffy crossover section and I had never watched Supernatural before so I have no idea why I clicked but I'm glad I did. (Seriously, I thought Jensen played Sam and Jared was Dean when I first clicked on this.) It hasn't been updated in a long while but, hey, maybe you guys can spark some inspiration for the author to revisit it!

Grand Canyon by [profile] lolaann1 - This is more friendship and pre-relationship for Buffy/Dean - except for one near miss - but it never fails to make me grin. There's fun banter, a case (of course there's a demon, guys!), and action in the form of fight scenes. It's definitely a fun one.

Take the Long Way Home by [profile] lolaann1 - This is the sequel to Grand Canyon and is an AU version of SPN's season six. After all, what better way to shake up that storyline than throwing in Buffy, Faith, the other Scoobies, and developing relationships? Gotta love when that happens.

Ease Up by [personal profile] avamclean - Ava's characterization of Buffy never fails to make me smile. What can I say? I'm a Buffy girl through and through so a well-written Buffy is something that I look for and Ava delivers. I love this one because Buffy really doesn't take Dean's crap, she gives as good as she gets and it's still believable that they'd end up acting on the attraction.

Moving In by [personal profile] kandykaye - A fun piece about Buffy and Dean moving in to their first apartment as a couple. And there's Dean's hope that Buffy still has her cheerleader uniform.

A Fresh Start by Alcharma - Another AU of season six but this time of Buffy's season six. Instead of Dawn finding Buffy after she crawls out of her grave, Sam and Dean find her. Buffy goes out on the road with them. This is also AU for season one of SPN so you get to see how Buffy being there changes episodes like Skin.

Gone by SweetChi - This story takes place post-Chosen for Buffy though the backstory for it goes all the way back to the summer that Buffy was in Los Angeles as a waitress. Buffy and Dean became friends and then one day, Buffy disappears. Dean decides to find her while still working cases and, well...I doubt he expected the answers he gets.

Wishful Lusting by [personal profile] chosenfire28 - LOL, oh I love this. It's not Buffy/Dean in the traditional sense but I love this. It'll give you the giggle, for sure. *shakes head* Oh, Dean.

Wrong After All by FuerGrissaOstDrauka - Empty Places is an episode that still pisses me off, I'm just saying. And so I love this because we get to see things go a bit differently in the form of Dean showing up after Buffy gets kicked out of the house. I love that this is also tied back to what Whistler told Buffy in the season two finale about always being alone.

What We Cannot Have by [personal profile] kandykaye - This fic, holy crap. I don't even know how to describe it but it's so fantastic. As the summary says, Sam dates Buffy but it's Dean that truly loves her. And then what's supposed to be a routine hunt pretty much complicates the hell out of everything because that's just the way life goes for the Winchesters and the Scoobies, of course. This fic has a hell of a lot going for it and you should definitely check it out.

Family by [profile] slayerkate - Another one that's not the traditional Buffy/Dean. I really like the way this is formatted and it's one of those fics that I wish was longer, especially because of the last couple of chapters, lol! Darn it. But, even if I wished there was more, it's still a good fic with some fun moments for Buffy and Dean.

Take This Sinking Boat And Point It Home by TheLastGuardian - I'll admit that the reason I checked this one out is because of the fact that the title comes from the song, Falling Slowly. But I'm glad I did because the idea is so interesting and I'm so curious on what's going to happen next with this one!

Rage and Ruin by [personal profile] avamclean - Technically, this isn't a shippy type of fic but I first read it when it was posted on the Buffy/Dean boards, Route 66, so I'm putting it on here. Besides, there's flirting from Dean, it can count! Either way, it's one of my favorite AUs out there and this is the first part of a series, and I'd definitely suggest you check the whole series out.

Home by [personal profile] chosenfire28 - We're ending the list of fics with the author that started it. This one's a one-shot and I'm probably a bit biased about it since those quotes were my prompts but I really love the way Krystal used them to show us different points in Buffy and Dean's relationship.

Icons




Created by [profile] dhfreak



Created by [personal profile] lightthesparks



Created by [profile] dana_chosenart aka [profile] chosen_art




Created by [profile] ataventure at [profile] deeper_well



First 4 icons created by [profile] pspawn, next two were done by [profile] ladymanson and last icon created by [profile] mysticwhispers


Art


Created by [profile] dhfreak:




Created by [personal profile] lightthesparks:




Created by [profile] ataventure at [profile] deeper_well:




Wallpapers


To see the full size of these, click on the thumbnail and it'll take you to the artist's link for it.

Created by [personal profile] lightthesparks:


The above wallpaper also has a fic written by [personal profile] avamclean and they go hand in hand. You can find the fic here.


Created by [profile] dana_chosenart:



Videos










And, really, that's all just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can find for this pairing! Hope you liked what you saw and I definitely suggest checking out more of the art and fics done by all of these people. If you'd like to see more, I suggest checking out [profile] buffyxdean.

 
 
 
Katy  ₪ ø lll ·o.: Buffy/Angel - huggrappig47 on February 20th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
oh my gosh1 I had no idea that this pairing even existed!!!! You have a lot of stuff to go with it too! I'm impressed! Well done!
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - Life worth livingblue_icy_rose on February 20th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
LOL, thanks! This is pretty much my favorite pairing, even over canon ones. And doing this post has gotten me a bit inspired to get back to writing them so hopefully I can update those WIPs! :D
chosenfire28: Crossover - Buffy/Dean animatedchosenfire28 on February 20th, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)
NICOLE I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR THE RECS AND OMFG BUFFY/DEAN!!!!!!!!!!

I am still so incredibly in love with the pairing and it will always be special to me because it's where I met you and others that have just been a huge and amazing part of my life.

<3
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - B & Wblue_icy_rose on February 20th, 2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Well deserved, bb! :D And I even managed to restrain myself from putting In My Time of Dying on there and poking for updates! Be prooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooud! LOL.

Exactly! I will forever love Buffy/Dean because of the people I met through the pairing. <3
Dana: Buffy/Dean - Kiss [txtless]dana_chosenart on February 20th, 2012 08:48 am (UTC)
Just sneaking in a big HUUUUG here :)
Courier Six: slayer [buffy] endwatchpoint on February 20th, 2012 06:39 am (UTC)
... I just might read some of these. I always knew that people shipped this but I've never really seen fic and now... hmm... I have things to think about, lol.
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - Fightersblue_icy_rose on February 20th, 2012 08:17 am (UTC)
I love this pairing even more than the canon pairings that I ship, lol. And even the fact that you're thinking about it is awesome since they've got so many choices, just depending on if you want fluff, banter, action, dark fic, etc. at the comm and at Twisting the Hellmouth.

And now that I'm done with this sucker, I'm going to go have fun exploring everyone else's posts! LOL.
Dana: Buffy/Dean - Arm around B w sparksdana_chosenart on February 20th, 2012 07:33 am (UTC)
My site is down so just link the community (chosen_art.livejournal.com) because I don't know when it'll be back online again.. meeh :( Don't mind me listed though :)

However the icon to the top right isn't mine, think it's dhfreaks.. but not sure ;)

Awesome post though! So great to see some love for this couple again :D
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - Loving you nowblue_icy_rose on February 20th, 2012 07:54 am (UTC)
Oh drat, I think I saved that under your folder. Oops, better fix that! Thanks for pointing it out. :D And I'll edit it for the community too. :)

Thanks, bb! I miss these two!
Dana: Buffy/Dean - She is Minedana_chosenart on February 20th, 2012 08:47 am (UTC)
*lol* it happens :) And thanks, so annoying that the main site is down but the com is better than nothing.. right? ;)

Me too!! I miss all the squees and the constant fics and art and the unableness to do anything BUT them! WE NEED TO GET BACK INTO THIS 1000000%, NAO!! :D

At least I can smile every time I see my icons used ;)
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - Life worth livingblue_icy_rose on February 20th, 2012 09:42 am (UTC)
LOL, all things considered, one wrong icon wasn't too shabby since I literally fell asleep while saving icons last night! And I even managed to track down the icon (it turns out, it wasn't Mel's either *facepalm*). I had no idea the site was down until recently and then I just sort of assumed my internet was being weird at first. But, yes, yay for the comm!

And the long discussions about...well, all sorts of things. And the challenges and just EVERYTHING! I agree, we've got to get back into this again! STAT! (Ha, I've been dying to say that for some reason.)

Haha, happy to help with that one!
havershavers on February 20th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
Oh, I never thought about this combination. There is really awesome artwork inside. I love a lot of the banners.
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - shoulder kissblue_icy_rose on February 23rd, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was fun going through all the old banners that I had saved. :D
dance with those lions: kara :Ddance_the_dance on February 20th, 2012 11:34 am (UTC)
I love manipssss, I kinda want to ship every crossover pairing there is, simply because they have manips. xD

I'll see how I feel about this one when I watch more SPN - I've only seen the first episode so far. :P
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - B & Wblue_icy_rose on February 23rd, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Haha, well you've seen more than I had when I read my first Buffy/Dean fic if it makes you feel better! I'd only seen pictures of the boys so I just knew the cast was pretty. LMAO.

Enjoy SPN! I just finished a marathon of all the seasons I've got on DVD so far and grinned my way through all the gag reels. And lol, I know what you mean about crossover pairings, I love seeing manips!
kandykaye on February 20th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Oh wow - thank you so much for the shout out! *blushes*

That was such a nice stroll down memory lane but... where's your stuff??? I seem to recall some awesome things from you too!!! :-D

Kaye xxx
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - Loving you nowblue_icy_rose on February 23rd, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
Well deserved shout outs they were! :D

LOL, my stuff....I did almost put some on there to show off more of Mel's banners but I ended up raiding everyone else's stuff instead! But this post has me in the mood to revisit my WIPs which is awesome because I hate that I've been blocked on them. I may have to do a post listing them so I can keep track. Thanks, bb! :D
dhfreak: Buffy/Dean (manip - looking)dhfreak on February 21st, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
OMG BRINGING BACK MY LOVE FOR THOSE TWO ... I MISS THEM... Oh man looking at those manips make me want to make more of them... and better ones. lol...

I wish i had time again to make them.. and i miss reading fics... may go read some right now..

Miss talking to you... HOW YOU BEEN?
Nicole: My birthday present from Mel! B/D!blue_icy_rose on February 23rd, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
Right?! I still love these two a ridiculous amount. And I would never object to more manips from you. *grins*

I miss you too! I'm doing okay, I'm hoping that I get a call back for a second job that I'm applying for because the one salary I've got isn't cutting it. How about you? How have you been?!
noturbaby: b/d winterhezio2 on February 22nd, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
I love the art you have psoted here.
I also love so many of those fics.
Buffy and Dean will always be my fave xover because they and their shows mesh so well. They compliment each other almost perfectly.
are the icons up for snagging ? figured out the crediting, thanks

Edited at 2012-02-22 01:40 pm (UTC)
Nicole: Buffy/Dean - Life worth livingblue_icy_rose on February 23rd, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!

They're definitely my favorite crossover pairing. :D And, yes, there's some awesome fics out there. I could have done a rec list of fics alone but I had to share the awesome art that's out there too so people could see!

I don't have a problem with you snagging any of the icons - that's what they're there for! :) I got them all off of public posts so they're all shareable, just credit the artist.