February 12th, 2017

Animated Big Pretzel
  • auntmo9

Big Pretzel 5th Birthday Bash!

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!
BP posting rec
  • auntmo9

Big Pretzel Birthday Bash "Oldies but Goodies"

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!
BP posting rec
  • auntmo9

Oldies but Goodies Rec

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:

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  • jj1564

DEW - More Freakin' Rose Petals

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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