Track 20: Creatures
Welcome to episode twenty of the Mixtape Book Club Podcast.
In this episode, Ellen and Mal welcome author sharkfish to discuss Destiel creature fics. The fics discussed include trustworthy for such work by sharkfish, Dragon in the Cup by aishitara, Friends with Benefits with Tentacles by andimeantittosting, and the You Shook Me All Quarantine Long series by goldenraeofsun.
You can find our Mixtape Book Club Ao3 collection here, containing the stories we’ve discussed on the podcast so far.
Thanks to goldenraeofsun we now have a transcript available for this episode!
A warning: This episode contains swearing and discussion of adult topics. Please listen at your own risk.
Our Guest – sharkfish
sharkfish, also known as Julesy, writes a variety of Destiel fic, including a variety of creature fic. Find all of sharkfish’s work on ao3.
Julesy has also put together a post featuring all of their creature fics. Check it out at their Tumblr, here.
trustworthy for such work by sharkfish
Published 2018, 7474 words, E
Lately, Cas has been wondering what Dean tastes like. His mouth, the markings on his chest, his cock. Does Dean know the ways Cas has touched himself, wishing it was Dean?
Dragon in the Cup by aishitara
Published 2020, 22k words, M
“The fuck…?” he grumbles to himself, pulling the carafe of hot coffee out of its holder with his right hand and steadying his mug on the counter with his left. He looks down into the mug and yelps, surprised to see something white and wriggling at the bottom of his cup.
“What the fuck!” he yells, spilling hot coffee all over the counter, when the wriggling shape resolves itself into something resembling a miniscule white snake.
There was… there was a goddamn dragon in his fucking coffee cup.
Friends with Benefits with Tentacles by andimeantittosting
Published 2019, 7k words, E
Dean’s never been embarrassed about his porn collection before, but that was before he found Cas holding his prized copy of Sweet Princess Asuka and the Tentacles of Pleasure. Dean finds himself sweating bullets—because this is Cas, sweet, nerdy Cas. Cas, his friend. Cas, his roommate. Cas, his—only slightly out-of-control—crush.
Cas, with his big, blue eyes and muscular arms and perpetual sex hair.
Cas, with his tentacles.
The last thing he expects is for Cas to suggest they experiment together.
You Shook Me All Quarantine Long series by goldenraeofsun
Published during 2020:
1. Werewolves of Quarantine (9870 words, M)
2. Magic Quarantine Ride (9995 words, M)
3. Hot Blooded Quarantine (9970 words, M)
4. Ridin’ the Quarantine Out (8500 words, E)
A series of quarantine-based one-shots with Creature Cas and Human Dean.
- Vulgar fantasy language generator – vulgarlang.com
- Our adventures in how to pronounce “cecaelia” led us here: Writing in Margins
- Twitch streamer DakaraJayne is reading MalMuses’ fic A Fish Out of Water out loud. Twitch stream here, and YouTube channel here.
- 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 creature fic recommendations:
- A list of all of sharkfish’s creature fics
- Come On In by TheReluctantShipper (33,972, E) vampire Cas
- Addicted to You by Ltleflrt (120,487, E) – Incubus Dean
- Carnival Oasis series by violue (47,672, E) – with art by krisham, Sin eater Castiel
- Written in Sparks by jemariel (8294, E) – phoenix Castiel
- Research Specimen 14652 by Unforth (6590, E) – Octopus Dean
- Convenient Husbands by Annie D (39,283, E) – Phoenix Cas
- Caught in a Web by TapBluesNLindyHopDancer (13,142, E) – spider Cas
- Blood in the Water by Ltleflrt (5047, E) – dark Kelpie Cas/serial killer Dean, check the tags
- Synchronicity by castielslostwings (18,616, E) – Incubus Cas
- Little Blue Dragon by saltnhalo (23,830, E) – Dragon Cas
- Halflings by Unforth (103,463, E) – octopus Cas
- 25c pocket guardian angels by elspethmcgillycuddy (13,325, T) – tiny Cas
- The Graveyard Shift by riseofthefallenone and purgatoryjar (260,733, E) – creature Cas
- Sparks by VipJuly (21,701, E) – Dragon Cas
- Hold Your Breath by camwelgrace (151,048, E) – Merman Cas
- Out of the Deep by riseofthefallenone (488,608, E) – Merman Cas, read the tags
- Love Bites by MalMuses (34,193, E) – Vampire bat Dean
- A Fish Out Of Water by MalMuses (64,907, E) – with art by Lizlee, merman Cas
- A Demon Like Him by EllenofOz (24,595, E) – incubus Cas
- Wish I Could Be by EllenofOz (51,222, M) – Little Mermaid AU, merman Cas
What’s your favourite creature 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 🙂