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[sticky post]Big Pretzel 5th Birthday Bash!
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auntmo9


Happy 5th Birthday Big Pretzel!

Wow! Can you believe it? It was five years ago that our founder,ficwriter1966 asked if I would help her with a new SPN community that would have an upbeat theme – a place to share fic, art or other things that were outright funny, or would provoke an "awwwww" response. I readily agreed and thus, spn_bigpretzel was born on February 18, 2012! We have had a variety of help over the years, including saberivojo, lolaann1 and mamapranayama. And then few years ago dizzojay came along and helped breathe much needed new life into our little comm.

Some of our original mods have moved onto other things as real life or other interests have taken precedence.  I highly recommend you go visit ficwriter1966 over at her new haunt. It is worth the trip!

But dizzojay and I couldn’t let our 5th birthday go by without a celebration. As so many people have drifted away or have gone to share their fandom experience at other places online, we are grateful that this community still has some lifeblood to it. We appreciate each and everyone you and what you contribute. And so, we will be partying, not just on our actual birthday, but throughout the rest of the month of February!

Here are some of the fun things we have planned:

  • Oldies but Goodies” –your opportunity to rec/self- rec (or repost entirely) all of your favorite fic and art we have seen in the comm from the last five years!

  • Friending Meme- we have had some new members in the last year; wouldn’t it be wonderful to meet them and add some like-minded folks to your flist?

  • DEW- we will be having a birthday themed DEW!

  • Wish List- Is there something you would like- a fic, icon or banner, that maybe one of the comm. members could help you with? Or maybe something you could offer up as a gift? We have done this before as a way to bring us all together.

  • I need a Giant Slinky- a blast from the past that we use to offer our fellow members an internet hug or word of encouragement!



Thanks to dizzojay, we have some wonderful icons to use for these activities:






Now let’s get out there and party!

DEW: is due once again!
Dean
dizzojay







DRABBLES EVERY WEEKEND
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spn_BigPretzel 5th Birthday Wish List
dizzojay
As part of our 5th birthday celebrations, we want y'all to share in the joy of gift giving!  Therefore, we're thrilled and delighted - nay, delighted and thrilled even - to unveil our special 5th Birthday Wish List!



Got a wish you'd like to have granted, that your fellow members can help you out with? Maybe an icon or two featuring your username? A drabble? A gif of a special moment on the show? A banner for one of your fics? A v-gift to brighten up your Profile page? Someone to chat with during times when it feels like nobody's listening?

You can get a bit more grand if you like -- if your budget is tight and you're wishing for a little more paid time on your LJ, or maybe some credit on iTunes. (We'd suggest that you not wish for a 58" plasma-screen, because the wish fairies don't carry a lot of cash - those coins are heavy; it makes it hard to fly!)

Don't be shy -- we've got an incredibly generous and talented group here, and I'm pretty sure between us, we can provide something for everyone!

So, put your thinking caps on and have at it, guys! Leave your wish as a comment to this post.

You never know what you might end up with!

DEW: Sense of a Hunter
TheYmp
theymp
Title: Sense of a Hunter
Author: theymp
Prompt: DEW Challenge: 5th Birthday Bash: 5 Senses
Genre: Humour
Characters: Sam and Dean Winchester
Pairing: n/a
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 100
Warning/Spoilers: n/a
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural or its characters - these were created by Eric Kripke - I'm just borrowing them. I'm not making any commercial gain. No harm or infringement intended.

Summary: Dean doesn't need a sixth sense.


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Drabble - It's Five O'clock Somewhere
Thanks to Raloria - Jensen at VanCon
jj1564
Title: It's Five O'clock Somewhere
Characters: Dean, Sam and Crowley
Author: jj1564
Rating: PG
Challenge/Prompt: DEW: Fifth Birthday Edition - It's five o'clock (am or pm, I ain't precious!
Disclaimer: The characters aren't mine, just borrowing them. Link to song here.
Word Count: 100
Summary: It’s karaoke night, but it's not Dean singing this time!

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DEW: Dancing King
dizzojay
DANCING KING

Genre: Humour
Rating: K+
Characters: Sam and Dean Winchester
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Word Count: 680 (Yeah,sorry, I got a bit over-enthusiastic)
Disclaimer: I don't own them

Written for the spn_bigpretzel 5th birthday challenge.  Theme - 5 star hotel and 5 o'clock
Dean needs to learn new skills to impress his latest conquest.  Sam means well, but ...



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DeW: Here We Go Again
DeanCrowley
katleept
Title: Here We Go Again
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Supernatural
Character/Pairing: Crowley, Ensemble
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DeW: Fifth Birthday Edition (Five Characters)
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 100
Date Written: 18 February 2017
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Songspam - 5 o' clock in the Morning
bw jensen
jj1564
In honor of spn_bigpretzel's fifth birthday, and for the DEW challenge prompt "It's 5 o'clock", fanspired and I have teamed up on a song spam, woo hoo! She has created the clever and funny lyrics, based on Godley and Creme's 5 o'clock in The Morning, and I have found some matching images, we hope you enjoy it!

           
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DEW: Closet Space (5th Birthday Bash: 5 Senses)
Dean
kattrip033
Title: Closet Space
Fandom: Supernatural
Genre: Humor, Doemstic Fluff
Characters: Bobby
Rating: PG
Word Count: 755 (It got away from me.)
Challenge/Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DEW: “5th Birthday Bash: 5 Senses"
Summary: Bobby discovers Sam might have had a reason to complain after all.
Spoilers/Warnings: The pairing is Bobby/Sam, though Sam is not in this fic.
A/N: Completely vexed_wench's fault. From my non hunting AU where Sam crossdresses and ends up with Bobby.
Disclaimer: I don’t own the characters and will not profit from their use.

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DEW: Five Men
H/C
toratio
Title: Five men
DEW Prompt: 5
Author: toratio
Rating: PG
Word Count: 500
Summary:
Five men
Five men, brave and true
Five men Mary Winchester has known
Five men
All of them heroes
Let Mary Winchester show them to you

Disclaimer: I don’t own Supernatural
Warning: Maybe some mild stuff - not angst, as such, but a melancholy undertone. I tried to keep it as light as possible

I almost missed this week's prompt! But here we are, 500 words of the five most important men in Mary's life.

It wouldn't pass the Bechdel Test, sorry...

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Oldies but Goodies Rec
BP posting rec
auntmo9
Christmas 2012, we had a "Secret Satan Exchange". No that is not a typo. Lucifer directed our fic exchange with the help of his loyal servant, YEK, other wise known as the Yellow Eyed Kitteh. Anyone here remember him?

That year, my fic came from phebemarie and tari_roo, with lovely art from amberdreams
The fic is called "The Merry Christmas Disputation" As the summary states it features Sam, who has taken a temp job at the Best Buy in Pasadena, California and meets a certain Cal-Tech theoretical physicist "one lab accident away from being a super villain". There are other folks who make an apperance as well. (Did I mention I love a good crossover?)

Also, I think this just fuels my head cannon that Sheldon and Penny are aware of the supernatural (or at least part of the spn 'verse) but for entirely separate reasons. I have just never bothered to take the time to post my theories :)

Oldies but Goodies Rec: That Time Cas and Crowley Got High And Watched Fireworks
Cas Complex
cuddyclothes
Oh my god!  Time flies!  Here's a self-rec blast from the past

Art by the amazing patriciatepes
Author: cuddyclothes
Genre: crack
Characters: Castiel, Crowley
Word count: 1254
Takes place somewhere late in Season 6
Rating: PG
Written for the spn_bigpretzel Summer Vacation Reverse Bang in 2013

Castiel wants to apologize for everything he's done to Crowley, so he brings some really strong weed. They both get incredibly stoned, get the munchies and go to Atlantic City for the Fourth of July. Things go sideways from there.

“It’s time that we smoked the pipe of peace, Crowley. It’s time for me to apologize for—you know—being God, letting out the Leviathan, betraying you. If you don’t want to smoke, I can bake a bundt cake.”

thattimecascrowleygothighandwatchedfireworks_zps117cda6a

This way to the story

DEW: Happy Birthdy to Us!
dizzojay






DRABBLES EVERY WEEKEND
SPN_BIGPRETZEL FIFTH BIRTHDAY EDITION





spn_bigpretzel is celebrating it's fifth birthday on Saturday, 18th February, and so, I couldn't let this auspicious occasion go without setting an auspicious challenge to go with it!

This week's special challenge is all about fives ...

Here are five themes:

xxx

five characters
season five
five senses
five-star hotel/restaurant
It's five o'clock (am or pm, I ain't precious!)

xxx

USE ANY OR ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES IN YOUR STORY!

And if you're feeling particularly prolific, feel free to push the boat out and write five hundred words!

HAPPY WRITING!




Please keep drabbles within the spirit of the comm - light-hearted, schmoopy or humorous!

  • Your challenge is to come up with drabbles (100-word stories) that focus on either or both of the above.

  • You can post your drabbles anytime from 12:01 a.m. Saturday up until 11:59 p.m. Sunday in your part of the world.

  • You can write as few or as many as you wish. Whatever floats your boat!. (Don't forget, Lj's scheduling function means that you could come up with drabbles earlier than that and schedule them to post on the weekend).

  • Don't forget, here at spn_bigpretzel we love pictures as much as we love drabbles, so if art's your thing and the weekly character or theme prod your muse; go for it - as long as it's your original work.


Oldies but Goodies Rec
BP posting rec
auntmo9
I'm not very good at the self- rec thing. But I'm going to give it a shot. Back in the days before DEW, we also had a weekly theme and the week of Valetine's Day 2013, our theme was OTP. Now, I am not much of a shipper, but it was Valentine's Day, and I couldn't resist. Some of the references might be a little out dated, but it might also be fun, given it is Valentine's Day today

Title: The Postman Cometh
Author: auntmo9
Rating: PG
Genre: Humor
Spoilers: Through Season 7. Also, Gabriel never died. Because he didn't.
Pairings: Dean/Apple Pie, Sam/Laptop, Meg/Cas, Dean/Cherry Pie, Sam/L'Oreal, Garth/Mr. Fizzles, YEK/Lucifer, Cas/Board Games, Dean/Impala, Gabriel/Candy
Word Count: 960
Summary: God's Messenger decides to read through some of the letters he is delivering around Valentine's Day.
A/N: Written for spn_bigpretzel's weekly theme: OTP

Here at my journal

Also, I will glady explain the YEK to anyone who hasn't been here long enough.

Big Pretzel Birthday Bash Friending Meme
BP friending Meme
auntmo9


banner by dizzojay
Friending Meme
So on to part 2 of the birthday celebration. It has been waaaaaay to long since we have had a Friending Meme and since it is Valentine’s Day, who doesn’t need some philia, or brotherly love?  We have also added several new members since our last Friending Meme so what better time than now to do one?

Just copy and paste the questions into the comments section. You can answer as many or as few of them as you like. We know that over 12 seasons it hard to pick just one favorite thing, so if you have two or three, that is OK. Add as much additional information to your entry as you are comfortable with. As you get to know one another, feel free to friend away!





Once again, there is an icon from dizzojay to use if you would like:




As always, have fun and happy birthday!

A little fic for Valentine's Day
Cas
toratio
Title: V-Day
Pairing: gen
Author: toratio
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 430
Summary: A quiet Valentine's Day
Disclaimer: I don’t own Supernatural
Warning: mild swearing, cheesiness, some meta

Just a little slice-of-life fic, something to celebrate a cheesy holiday that doesn't all have to be about sappy couples holding hands on beaches.

Love the people around you today.

see the love at my journal

Oldies but Goodies Rec: The Hangover
dizzojay
The spn_bigpretzel Spring Fic Exchange has been one of my favourite challenges of the year ever since it ran in the comm's first year.  I've been lucky enough to be gifted with some wonderful fics over the years, and I'm looking forward to revisiting them all over the course of the next month.

This one was from 2015, a gift from my very good friend, theymp , with fabulous artwork by gryphon2k. Based on my prompt 'Newly-human Castiel is still figuring out this whole being human thing. Dean gifts him with a very special experience... his first hangover.'

Follow the link and enjoy ...

The Hangover

Oldies but Goodies Rec
BP posting rec
auntmo9
So, I am a sucker for a good crossover. That is the way my fandom brain works. The majority of my plot bunnies live in worlds with two (or more) fandoms. So in our 2014 Spring Fic Exchange, twisted_slinky gifted me with this lovely fic AND art she created, entitled "The Truth is Right Here" featuring Sam, Dean and a certain Dr. Jackson and "Murray" from the SG-1 universe. I was completely  enamored and to this day, still go back and re-read it once in awhile.

Please check it out and give twisted_slinky some love!

The Truth is Right Here

DeW: Chick Flick
Wincest
katleept
Title: Chick Flick
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Supernatural
Character/Pairing: Castiel, Dean
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DeW: Castiel + Romance
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 200 (Sorry!)
Date Written: 11 February 2017
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DEW - More Freakin' Rose Petals
Thanks to Raloria - Jensen at VanCon
jj1564
Originally posted by jj1564 at Drabbles - More Freakin' Rose Petals

Title: More Freakin' Rose Petals
Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DEW - Cas and Romance
Rating: pg13
Characters: Dean and Castiel
Word Count: 400 (4x100)
Summary: This follows on from Freakin’ Rose Petals, where Cas surprised Dean with a romantic bubble bath. As requested by my lovely dizzojay
Warning: Destiel - but nothing explicit, don't let that put you off!
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters, this is for fun

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Oldies but Goodies Rec
BP posting rec
auntmo9
Let's get this party started!

So back in 2012, we hosted the "Sunny Side Video Challenge", challenging vidders to create a fanvid with a "sunny" theme since Big Pretzel's tag line is "The Sunnier Side of Supernatural". All of the enteries were incredible. As the mod running this challenge, I am so glad I didn't have to vote becuase how do you decide when all of the enteries are this good? But the comm voted and the winner was ash48. As always, her videos have great footage with impecable timing, and the music....Sunshine Day- the BRADY BUNCH!! Her original post on the comm can be found here. But for grins, here is the video:


DEW: White Knight
Dean
dizzojay
WHITE KNIGHT

Castiel is an angel, but he's also a gentleman. And that's why life is so confusing! 300 words for Valentines week.

Genre: Humour, Friendship
Rating: K+
Characters: Dean, Castiel
Sppoilers/Warnings: None
Word Count: 300
Disclaimer: I don't own them



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Big Pretzel Birthday Bash "Oldies but Goodies"
BP posting rec
auntmo9


banner by dizzojay
Oldies but Goodies
Rec Time



Welcome to the first part of our birthday celebration. We want to encourage you to use the entire month to rec, self-rec, or re-post some of your favorite fic, art, videos or any other work you have seen here sometime during the five years we have been around at Big Pretzel.


  • Are you particularly proud of a piece you did years ago and want to re-post it to share with everyone again?

  • Are you still in love with the gift you received in one of the fic exchanges we had and would love to rec it to the comm?

  • Does one of the videos shared still make you giggle and you want to bring a smile to the rest of our faces?


Well, we are inviting you to post all of those throughout the entire month of February! And to make sure that they get highlighted, we are asking you to not make a comment here, but to make an individual post of your own in the community so the work gets a chance to shine!

As a reminder, here is an “Oldies but Goodies” icon by dizzojay if you would like to use it!



Have fun and happy birthday!

DEW: Be My Valentine
TheYmp
theymp
Title: Be My Valentine
Author: theymp
Prompt: DEW Challenge: Castiel & romance
Genre: Humour
Characters: Castiel and Sam Winchester
Pairing: none, but plenty of misunderstandings
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 200
Warning/Spoilers: n/a
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural or its characters - these were created by Eric Kripke - I'm just borrowing them. I'm not making any commercial gain. No harm or infringement intended.

Summary: It's Valentine's Day in the bunker, but general confusion and miscommunication abounds.


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Drabble - Freakin' Rose Petals
Thanks to Raloria - Jensen at VanCon
jj1564
Originally posted by jj1564 at Drabble - Freakin' Rose Petals
Title: Freakin' Rose Petals
Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DEW - Cas and Romance
Rating: pg
Characters: Dean and Castiel
Word Count: 100
Summary: Cas surprises Dean with a romantic bubble bath.
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters, this is for fun.
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