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Welcome to episode twelve of the Mixtape Book Club Podcast!
Do you love Supernatural? Are you a fan of Dean and Castiel, and their relationship? Do you enjoy reading Destiel fanfiction? This is the podcast for you!
In this episode, Ellen and Mal welcome author Castielslostwings to discuss fics based around the Supernatural episode, season 5, episode 4: The End, affectionately known as Endverse. The fics discussed include After the End by Castielslostwings, Hope is a Living Thing by Whichstiel, and the Down to Agincourt series by seperis.
Thanks to aleatoricWren, we now have a transcript available for this episode.
You can find our Mixtape Book Club Ao3 collection here, containing the stories we’ve discussed on the podcast so far.
A warning: Adult themes and swear words are mentioned in this podcast.
Our guest – Castielslostwings
After the End by Castielslostwings
Published 2020, 24k words, E
In 2014, Dean Winchester led a raid on the asylum in Detroit where a Sam-wearing-Lucifer was waiting for him. Everyone knows what happened next: the Chitaquan soldiers who accompanied Dean died horribly at the hands of Lucifer’s minions while Lucifer murdered Dean in the garden below and warned the Dean from days past that no matter what he tried, he would always end up there. There were no survivors.
Or were there? This story picks up where “The End” leaves off, from Castiel’s perspective from inside the asylum, a twist of fate, and conditional divine intervention no one saw coming. It details what happens after Lucifer dies, Dean lives, and the world doesn’t actually stop turning. A canon-compliant “fix-it” fic for the Endverse and a Dean and Cas who deserved better.
Or: “The End” was not the End. This is the story of what came after.
Hope is a Living Thing by Whichstiel
Published 2019, 24k words, E
Castiel storms the sanitarium ready to die. The last thing he expects to find is hope for a better ending.
Down to Agincourt series by seperis
- Map of the World (2014, 154k words, M)
- It’s the Stars That Lie (2014, 164k words, M)
- A Thousand Lights in Space (2015, 223k words, M)
- The Game of God (2015-wip, currently 580k words, E) – 25 chapters out of 28 posted
Current word total: 1,121,000!
- “The End” dissertation Tumblr post that Robin mentions: “5:04 Future!Dean and Cas are Lovers and the Whole Camp Knows It” by lurea
- Love Destiel? Join the community of readers and writers at the Profound Bond Discord server. We have a Mixtape Book Club channel there!
- Our RedBubble shop is here. Any profits will go directly to Random Acts. (We just wanted our logo on a mug!)
Other Endverse recommendations:
- Thursday’s Child by strangeandcharm (114,242, M)
- What Happens in 2014 Stays in 2014 by MaggieMaybe160 (2741, E)
- All Saints series by Oselle
- Epilogue by Jayne L (27,724, E)
- One, Two, Three, Repeat by mnwood (10,104 M)
- final fantasy. by orange_crushed (1925, M)
- Lie Awake With Me by chevrolangels (4357, E)
- For A Sinner Released by dothraki_shieldmaiden (8800, E)
- The Heroes’ Journey (or, There and Back Again) by FriendofCarlotta (36,415, E) – alternative realities, angst with a happy ending
- Every Man’s Got A Right by MollyC (78,107, E) – time travel
- When Worlds Collide by jhoom (57,949, E) – threesome, angst with a happy ending
- this ain’t a love song by museaway (32,713, M) – toxic relationships, grief/mourning
What’s your favourite Endverse fic? Please let us know, we’d love to hear from you!
Our intro music is “Angel with a Shotgun” by The Cab, arranged by Ellen