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11 March 2013 @ 08:15 am
Fifth Annual WAFF-a-THON Main Thread!  
And if we all could spread a little sunshine
All could lend a helping hand
We all would be a little closer
To the Promised Land

WAFFathon 2013 Official Thread

Welcome, everyone, to the fifth annual WAFFathon, making the Internet a little happier. The premise behind the WAFFathon is simple: Fandom is great, but let's face it, it can get pretty dark around here at times. Not to mention that it rains absolute CRAP on the characters we most love. So to make their not-quite-canon lives a little better, and to increase the per-capita volume of Warm and Fuzzy Feelings (WAFF for short) on these here intertubes, the WAFFathon has arrived!

How to Play:

1)  Comment with a fandom and a prompt. Your prompt can be specific, general, vague, cryptic, silly, goofy, OOC, AU, sexy, anything you like, so long as it brings a little sunshine in the end.

2) Find a prompt you like and make something fluffy and feel-goody out of it. Fanfic, fanart, manips, icons, vids, gifs, fanmixes, motis and macros, and anything else creative are all welcome. Adult content is also welcome, but remember that the goal is to be WAFFy!

3) Post it (or a link to it) in the comments.

4) Watch people's lives light up!

The Rules:

1) Provide lots of encouragement to the creators. Feedback. Compliment. Hug. Friend. Mem. Rec. It's good karma.

2) This meme will be very lightly policed, but policed it will be. So behave. No trashing of others, fandoms, ships, chars, stories, or the meme writ large will be tolerated. Friendly concrit or suggestions are fine, but keep in mind that we are trying to make people happy, not insecure. As your Moddess Goddess(TM), I reserve the right to do what I feel I need to do. Which I hope will be nothing, but which you are hereby forewarned can change depending on my very mercurial mood. So... like I said. Behave.

3) I have no end date in sight for this meme, but I suggest keeping it a weeklong activity.

4) You are more than welcome to crosspost your creative works wherever you like. It should go without saying that taking someone else's work and passing it off as your own elsewhere is unacceptable by any definition. I refer folks to stop_plagiarism   as a good place to follow up on any problems that might occur.

Make the world even happier!

A couple of extra things you can do if you want to make everyone happier:

1) Readers/viewers: If you find an author/creative person you like, go back through their other works and comment on them, or rec their works on your journal. Creative people love feedback and it's especially gratifying when you get feedback on something you thought was lost to time and when someone likes your work enough to recommend it to his or her friends.

2) Creators: be sure to thank readers for their time and energy spent on your work. Friend them if they've friended you or recced you. One of the great things about fan-creative communities is the proximity you can have to the people you admire and respect. We don't get to have conversations with Joss and Kripke and the rest, but we can talk to each other and that's even cooler.

3) Pimp this meme to any friends or communities you think would be interested. You can find banners and code at the Banner Thread. Hotlink your little hearts out!

4) If you're feeling really encouraged, please consider making the world a better place on behalf of the fandom community.

The Hunger Site
The Breast Cancer Site
The Child Health Site

ASPCA * Random Acts * International Committee of the Red Cross * UNICEF * American Cancer Society * Amnesty International * National Alliance on Mental Illness * Wings of Peace * St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital * Christian Foundation for Children and Aging * Médecins Sans Frontières

(I know we're all poor in fandom, but we're actually very rich!)

5) Tell someone you love today how much you care for and appreciate them, and remember: Happiness is a completely renewable energy source!


...perdiccas   and oxoniensis   for hosting similar memes in the past that I've participated in. You guys set up the model for me to build on.

... jenab, auroramama, peroxidepest17, akadougal, riveroceansea, sycophantastic, embroiderama, darth_firefly, ziarenete13x, shadowvalkyrie, jaune_chat, dref22, bballgirl3022, princess_aleera, nicole_sill, and monteseverus for cheering for the idea and volunteering to leave prompts, fill prompts, and/or pimp.

...YOU! for reading and writing!

Happy happifying!

peroxidepest17peroxidepest17 on March 11th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
SPN Sam has to watch over de-aged! Dean and Cas and basically has to witness his brother pigtail-pulling Cas.
princess_aleera: Sam Hiprincess_aleera on March 12th, 2013 11:22 am (UTC)
SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 1/3
It's difficult to remember Castiel as a fierce, mighty warrior of God, capable of reducing Sam to a speck of dust on his normal days, when he's only five years old. Sam had thought, when his brother and angel had been infected by the poison (because no matter how many times Dean had shouted it while steadily shrinking in body and mind, witches had not done it this time), that Cas would end up looking like a five-year old version of Jimmy. But there's something so inherently Castiel about him, even now, that makes Sam want to smile in the middle of this hopeless situation.

The boy himself, stripped of his powers and millenia worth of knowledge, is currently curled up on Sam's lap, sobbing quietly. Cas is a delicate kid, Sam and Dean soon found out, and Dean's been his normal kind of dick towards the used-to-be-angel, just in a slightly more five-year old way than usual.

"Shh," Sam sooths him, and strokes Castiel on the back while the kid cries. "Dean didn't mean it. Your hair is just fine, Cas." The kid's hair is even messier than his grown-up equivalent, and Dean's been tugging at the dark brown strands and cackling all morning. Sam is gonna have a shout at that kid soon, but for now, Dean's on a time-out in his room at Bobby's. The older hunter has disappeared off to buy food that's more befitting kids than Dean's usual stuff, and Sam has decided the priority is to calm the little angel down.

"He'th thaying tho many mean thingth," Cas says, with his uncharacteristic lisp even more poignant when he's upset. "Why, Tham?" He's still crying; fat blobs of tears running down his puffy, red cheeks and dripping down on Sam's flannel shirt. Cas sniffs, loudly, and Sam lets him blow his nose into a napkin he's holding.

Sam sighs. "It's not you, Cas. Dean does that to people he lo- to people he likes, okay? He's weird like that. Don't let it bother you." He ruffles Cas's messy curls as if making sure that he doesn't think there's anything wrong with Cas's hair.

Cas frowns, his whole face scrunching up until he looks like an adorable human version of a raisin. "Why?" He blinks those Disney-eyes at Sam, and if Sam didn't know with painful certainty that his brother and the angel are really kids in their heads (Cas has nightmares about the evolution of man and doesn't dare to pee by himself yet because of the Mirror Monster), he would think Cas is just acting. Those eyes are too smart for such a little, normal human.

"It's hard to explain," Sam admits, rocking the kid slowly from side to side. Cas, holding lightly onto his 'Tham's' soft shirt, is calming down. "I can't really say why without giving you the whole speech about the birds and the bees, and I don't think you're old enough for that right now." It's as obvious now as it is when they were grown-ups how big Dean's 'manly-yet-gay' crush on his angel is, and Sam's not good at lying to kids. He's not good with kids, period. (Even though Bobby grinned softly at Sam yesterday, when both the toddlers had fallen asleep wrapped around the suddenly-oldest Winchester like it was nowhere else in the world they'd be.)

Cas tilts his head, and looks hilariously like his older, puzzled self. "Birdth and beeth?"

"Um," Sam says. "Just - forget about it, Cas. I'll tell you that story another time." At least the kid has stopped crying now.
princess_aleeraprincess_aleera on March 12th, 2013 11:57 am (UTC)
SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 2/3

"I like beeth," Cas says, sounding deeply serious. He unfolds from his fetal-like position and sits up, so he can swing his legs freely. Sam moves his hand to the small of the kid's back, so he won't topple over with the momentum.

Sam's lips curl. "Yeah?"

Cas nods, but doesn't offer an explanation. He wipes his cheeks absently with his cuff (even five years old, Cas seems to prefer white shirts instead of t-shirts, and he takes great care to keep them clean as long as possible - attempts that are, of course, constantly foiled by Dean the Brat).

"You feeling better?" Sam asks and wipes one last tear from Cas's nose top.

Cas's smile is small and a little tired, but it's there. "Yes."

Sam believes him, now that the lisp isn't as obvious anymore. "Good. Now, if you want to, you can have an ice cream while I go talk to Dean."

Cas's face lights up in one of his childish-yet-utterly-Castielly grins, and he hops down to the floor, stumbling awkwardly as he runs off towards the fridge. "Can I get thrawberry flavor, Sam? Oh, pleathe, pleathe!"

Sam laughs and stands up, brushing absently at his tear- and snot-stained shirt. "Course you can, Cas."

He gets the kid his favorite kind of icy treat, and leaves Cas on the couch to munch it happily. Sam makes his way upstairs, not a sound from Dean's room. He knocks once before entering.

Dean's sitting on his bed, his own eyes redrimmed, and staring hard at the wall. Dean's never been good with punishment, Sam knows - has a tendency, even now, to take it as self-flagellation. And, as Sam has effectively become his father figure for the time being (God, his heart had broken the first time mini-Dean had asked him where Dad was and why Sammy was so big), disappointing Sam is something Dean takes very hard.

As upset as Cas was earlier, what anger is left simmering under Sam's skin disappears when he sees that stubbern set of Dean's jaw, his folded arms and his shiny eyes. "Dean," he says and strides across the floor to dump down on the kid's way-too-big bed. "Why did you do it? You know Cas gets upset when you tease him all the time."

"Dunno," Dean mutters surly, but Sam isn't fooled. The knowledge that Sam is Disappointed and Cas is Sad is something that's bringing pain to Dean's eyes.

And this isn't a conversation he can have with Cas, but maybe... maybe he can have some kind of it with Dean. The grown up Dean would punch Sam if he even tried, but Dean's right hook doesn't even hurt at this point in time. "Do you want to know what I think?"

Dean shakes his head quickly; sharp, jagged movements. But then something seems to occur to him, and he turns to stare at Sam for the first time since he entered the room. "It's not because I don't like Cas, I swear!"

It takes Sam aback, the passion and fear in little Dean's voice. "What's that?"

"DOn't take Cas away," Dean says in a small voice. "I'm - I'll stop, I won't do it no more. Just - don't make Cas go away." He says it like Cas is a favorite toy, or something - like Sam can just toss the kid out on his ass.

"I won't," he says. "Cas is staying." Dean's shoulders visibly relaxes at the promise. "I know you like Cas, Dean. Actually, I think that's why you keep bothering him and saying mean things."

Dean frowns, his smattering of freckles highlighted by the sharp lamp light in the room. "Nnno?"

"No?" Sam murmurs. "So you don't tug at Cas's hair and call him names so he'll give you more attention?"

Dean shakes his head again, but his cheeks have taken on a pink tinge.

Sam smiles ruefully. "Okay, let me tell you a story about a little boy." Dean's attention grows even more fixed, and he settles against Sam immediately at the prospect of a story. "His name was Daniel, and he had a friend called Casper who he liked very very much. But Casper had another friend, whose name was Samuel, and they would play a lot together. Daniel felt lonely and wanted Casper to play more with him."

Dean follows the story with undivided attention, eyes fixed on Sam.
princess_aleera: Bunny kissprincess_aleera on March 12th, 2013 11:58 am (UTC)
SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3

"One day, when Casper and Samuel were playing together, Daniel became angry and he pushed Casper. Casper didn't like that and so he yelled at Daniel, but Daniel was happy because now, Casper was only focusing on him and not on Samuel anymore."

Dean nods, almost subconsciously, like he understands this Daneil guy well. Sam has to hide his grin at that. His little big brother is so adorably in love.

"Well, Daniel kept pushing Casper - every day when Casper and Samuel was playing, Daneil would do something mean or say something mean to Casper, and eventually, Casper would start to cry. Daniel didn't like that Casper was upset, but he didn't know any other way to get Casper's attention."

Dean bites his lip and starts looking vaguely guilty again. Sam goes on, his little story spinning in his head as he tells it.

"But then one day, Casper didn't come to that playground anymore. Daniel wated and waited, but Casper didn't come. You know why, Dean?"

Dean shakes his head violently, looking anxious to hear the answer.

"Because Casper thought Daniel was a mean bully who only wanted to hurt him," Sam explains, and sees how an expression of horror passes Dean's young face. "So he stayed away from him and played only with Samuel, because Samuel was nice and did't hurt him."

"But," Dean says, his voice meek. "What happened to Daniel?"

"Well I'll tell you," Sam says as a reassurance. "Soon he grew even more lonely, now that he didn't have Casper to play with at al. He realized that he'd been not nice at all, and so he found Casper in another playground and apologized. And then he started playing with both Casper and Samuel - because Daneil now understood that having most of Casper's attention was much better than not having him at all." And then Daniel and Casper grew up and spent five years staring soulfully at each other, until Samuel went crazy and locked them in a closet until they would kiss and get the fuck over themselves, Sam finished inside his head.

Dean looks deeply troubled over this new story that so closely resembles his own life. After a minute of staring at his socks - which has small angels on them - he sighs wistfully. "Sammy?"

"Yeah, Dean?"

"If I say sorry to Cas, can I go back downstairs?"

"Yes, you can. But you have to mean it."

Dean immediately makes a beeline for the door, and Sam follows him downstiars. Castiel is finishing his ice cream, still sitting on the sofa, when he sees Dean. His face closes up a little.

"Cas," Dean says, before his voice resorts to vague mumbles. He stares at the floor.

"Dean," Sam says, not unkindly.

Dean sighs like his life is the hardest life anyone has lived. "Cas, 'm sorry I said your hair was stupid. I don't think it's stupid, I think you're pretty and I'm sorry I tugged at it because I know that hurts." He glances up at Cas, who's staring at him from the couch.

One beat. Then Cas smiles, a smaller, dimpled one. "That' okay." His hand moves up to ruffle his hair. "I think my hair is thtupid thometimes. Do you want to go play in one of Uncle Bobby's old carth?"

"It's not stupid, it's nice," blurts out Dean, before he takes heed of what Cas said and nods eagerly. "Yes! We can play - ummm."

"Hunters!" Cas says, jumping down and skipping towards the back door. "We can be hunters who hunt evil. With.. hunting stuff."

"Yes!" Dean says, as if being a hunter is the funnest thing he can imagine, and they both disappear out into the scrapyard. Sam's smile seems a little more strained, but he shakes off the weird feeling and gets himself an ice cream from the fridge instead. Then he sits down by Bobby's desk and resumes the task of trying to figure out how the hell to get his normal brother and angel back.

From outside, he can hear Dean and Cas squee in childish delight.

Tiptoe39: smiletiptoe39 on March 12th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
Your status as one of my favorite people in the whole wide world continues to sit pretty with no reservations.

IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE. And Sam's story. And Sam's snark. And. And li'l Cas and Dean jumping up and down chasing each other thru Bobby's old cars at the end. DO YOU KNOW HOW BADLY I NEED FANART OF THAT.

*fwumps and sits with a dopey grin for the duration* <3

tl;dr: I LOVE IT.
princess_aleeraprincess_aleera on March 12th, 2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
Aw, shucks. *blushes terrible and has to go away for a bit*

I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKE. I'd love fanart, but I can't make it myself because I can only draw blobs. And they're not even very good blobs. And it turned out a lot more hurt/comforty than I initially thought but IT'S STILL HAPPY SO I THINK I'M IN THE CLEAR.

*smushes your beautiful face*

DR Lisa!!: Cocklesdazedrose on March 13th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
That made my day so much
rockstarpeachrockstarpeach on March 12th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
princess_aleeraprincess_aleera on March 13th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
Heee, thank you! :3
Chaos, Panic, Pandemonium – my work here is done.: supernatural--cas puppy eyesriveroceansea on March 12th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
Awwwww! I love baby!Cas.
princess_aleeraprincess_aleera on March 13th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
He's a ctuie no matter what form he's in, but chubby cheeks help:DDD
BiPboysinperil on March 13th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
That was darling, but this part:

And then Daniel and Casper grew up and spent five years staring soulfully at each other, until Samuel went crazy and locked them in a closet until they would kiss and get the fuck over themselves, Sam finished inside his head.

Made me laugh out loud in the middle of a diner. :D
princess_aleeraprincess_aleera on March 13th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
Well, it's good to know how the epilogue would go, don't you think? XDD

Thank you! :D
peroxidepest17peroxidepest17 on March 13th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
Oh my god I can't decide if crying baby Cas or squeeing baby Cas is cuter, but I CAN DECIDE THAT THIS IS AWESOME.
princess_aleeraprincess_aleera on March 13th, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
Some boys are just very pretty when they cry *nods seriously*

Plus, it is kind of adorable the fact that Cas is a very self-conscious five-year old, and it's important for him that Sam and Dean like his body. He doesn't quite know why, but it's his own and he wants everyone to like it. <3

Dusty: SPN. Cas hugs Deandustlines on March 16th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC)
Re: SPN, de-aged!Dean and Cas, gen/pre-Dean/Cas - Birdth And Beeth 3/3
This was so much in here worth praising that I don't even know how to handle it! Oh goodness, I don't even like kid!fics, so I have no idea how you did that to me. You have skills! I love Dean and Cas' child personalities, and how their adult selves reflect through the way children view the world.

Castiel is my favorite, with his insecurities that he can no longer hide (and which people are way more willing to help him with than he realizes as an adult!). I'm having Chuckie from Rugrats flashbacks here, aww.

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely piece. ^_^