FUCKING THANK YOU.
FUCKING THANK YOU.
So here’s the plan, we give all the angels Redbull
And I’m pleased that the third trial tracks with my theory about how the trials are thematically making up for Sam’s ‘failures’ in S3/4 — first he kills a hellhound and saves Dean like he couldn’t in S3, then he saves a soul from Hell like he couldn’t with Dean between S/4, and, now, instead of being corrupted by a demon (*blows kisses to Ruby* Love you, bb!) and breaking Dean’s heart/trust, Sam needs to cure one. Awesome. I had no clue how they were going to have a trial that tracked with Ruby and this makes total sense.
A+, show, would watch again.
you know that feeling when star trek
“ I think everybody had a seat in the captain’s chair. ”
So if you’re not signed into tumblr and you go on someone’s blog, you’ll see this
And if you click the “Join Tumblr” button the background will be a post that that person reblogged, so I did it from my brother’s blog and
IM LAUGHIGN SO HARD ICAN’T BERAETGH
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THE ABHORSEN CHRONICLES:
- BADASS FEMALE PROTAGONISTS: from Sabriel the prefect of an all-girls school to Lirael a shy librarian both of whom turn into duty-bound zombie killing soldier priests who rescue princes and battle necromancers and fight against what is effectively a trapped god, you can keep your Hermione’s and Katniss Everdeen’s thanx (and can we just talk about how the girls in the school TOTALLY JUMP INTO HELP THE SOLDIERS AGAINST KERRIGOR DESPITE KNOWING THEY’RE PROBABLY GOING TO DIE??)
- INCREDIBLE WORLD BUILDING: set in two neighbouring kingdoms - one resembling 1930’s britain the other a medieval fantasy realm that’s fallen into anarchy plagued by Death NOT TO MENTION the world-weary soldiers manning the wall who are sick of your necromantic bullshit
- TALKING ANIMAL COMPANIONS: not as cheesy as you think, since one is a sarcastic cat spirit who is scary as fuck when his true form is revealed and the other a wizened grandmotherly-like dog who rips out undead throats
- COOL MAGIC: though it’s complicated it isn’t once confusing and you can’t beat dual sword-and-bell wielding, bells that can land you into death modeled after the Egyptian afterlife
- GREAT CHARACTERS AND DEVELOPMENT: all the characters are forced to carry a duty and some succeed whilst others don’t but that’s okay because being born into a society doesn’t necessarily mean you belong there
- GOOD ROMANCE: it’s subtle and forged out of friendship and trust and doesn’t define any of the characters or control any of the events in the story
- NEW BOOKS COMING SOON: including Clariel which is a prequel based on Chlorr of the Mask WHO WAS AN ABHORSEN WHO TURNED EVIL!! like how awesome does that sound give me all the downward spirals for female necromancers AND there’s apparently going to be a sequel to the series too!!
- POSSIBLE FILM IN THE MAKING: which means if you wanna get on that fandom first get on it now
- IT’S JUST REALLY GREAT?? despite it being marketed as a YA book it’s still riveting and mature enough for older audiences (I think I might appreciate it more now that I’m older tbh) just UNF
PREQUELS SEQUELS MOVIES? HOLY HELLS BELLS YES.
I wish my whole vocab. was as great as this line.
i think there should be AU’s and then there should be UA’s
because Universe Alterations would be a good name for when your characters are in the exact same universe but you’re altering just a couple of plot points or a few character traits
I was reading this as a flippant comment at first, but it really does seem like a good idea.
otherwise known as the Alternate Universe - Canon tag… Universe Alterations is a little shorter
I was inspired by this post but I kinda go off a wide tangent, so I didn’t want it to be a direct reblog.
Quick summary of the other post: in the church scene, Sam was being selfish, blaming Dean for the crime of having friends, and forcing Dean back into old co-dependent patterns.
I agree to a certain extent. The reason why I liked the scene and feel like it’s ultimately going to go to good places in the future is because it follows the pattern this season of airing long-festering issues.
Sam has shown jealousy earlier this season. Not just of Benny (which culminated in Sam letting go of Amelia and Dean letting go of Benny) but of Cas. Most notably, he showed jealousy of Cas in 8x08, when Cas wanted to hunt with them. He was very possessive of ‘his’ place with Dean. But the thing is, he does know that Cas is special to Dean and he does support that — he encourages Dean not to be so hard on Cas, etc — he’s just also jealous in addition to that. He’s worried that Cas being special to Dean means that Cas will take his place with Dean, even though Cas (and Benny, tbf) has no designs on being a replacement baby brother/son. He wanted some reassurance from his big brother that being a failure (as Sam sees himself) doesn’t mean that he’s going to be rejected and replaced.
Unfortunately, it is incredibly unfair of Sam to do this to Dean. It’s emotional blackmail. It’s what Charlie’s boyfriend way back in S1 did to her — if you walk out on me, I have no reason to choose to live*. Putting the weight of your life on another person, saying that if they don’t choose to put you first, you don’t have a reason to live, is incredibly unfair and selfish. It is also sometimes the only lifeline a suicidal person can think of grabbing (saying this as someone who was suicidal and who did, for a time, place whether or not I would live based on externals rather than an internal will to live). But it is not a sign of emotional health. Dean, right now, is much more emotionally healthy than Sam is. In choosing to go with Cas earlier in the episode, he was able to choose his own desires over his urge to babysit Sam, he has continued to make connections this season, though he’s kept them more ‘socially acceptable’ than being friends with vampires, and he’s let himself show more and more of his inner self, even when it gives Sam pause. But both Dean and Sam still have a long way to go before they’re anywhere close to being actually healthy.
But the only way they can get there is if their issues are out in the open. Sam has been carrying around Dean telling him to walk out the door in 4x21 & the faked voicemail, and, ever since then, I’m pretty sure he’s viewed Dean’s love for him as conditional, just like he believed his dad’s was after his dad told him not to come back re: college.
More than that, he’s also seen evidence that Dean’s affection for Cas is unconditional. No matter what Cas does, Dean will eventually get over it**. He’ll be angry and unforgiving for a while, but he always lets Cas back in. Even when Cas has hurt Sam. No matter how much Sam likes Cas himself, I suspect there’s in a sting in that for him. Sam has never had a chance to see Dean mourning him (because he was kinda dead at the time) but he has seen Dean mourning Cas. He and Bobby both noticed that Cas’s death in S7 changed Dean, that it affected him deeply. If we noticed how much Cas coming back in S8 perked Dean up, I’m pretty sure Sam noticed, too. He’s also constantly been interrupting intimate moments and conversations between them this season. Again, something he would have noticed. When Dean asks why he should stop giving Cas such a hard time, Sam responds, “Because it’s Cas”. He knows that Cas is special to Dean and, in a part of his mind that he can ignore most of the time, he worries that it means Cas matters more to Dean than Sam does.
And, this time, Dean reassures him (while avoiding actually mentioning Cas), but I suspect it’s an issue that will come up again. Because it is a fear that Sam needs to learn to let go. Not because Dean reassures him over and over that it’s not true, but because Sam himself has come to believe it.
Benny was the foreshadowing of Cas falling — he’s in a world he doesn’t quite feel like he fits into — he needs Dean’s emotional support in order to successfully navigate it. In Benny’s case, Dean was not able to pull far enough away from Sam in order to support his friend the way that he wanted to be able to do. In Cas’s case, I do think Dean will emotionally support him, like he did in 8x23. And that, ultimately, it will be with Sam’s blessing.
* From “Bloody Mary”:
Charlie: “I had this boyfriend. I loved him. But he kind of scared me too, you know? And one night, at his house, we got in this fight. Then I broke up with him, and he got upset, and he said he needed me and he loved me, and he said “Charlie, if you walk out that door right now, I’m gonna kill myself.” And you know what I said? I said “Go ahead.” And I left. How could I say that? How could I leave him like that? I just…I didn’t believe him, you know? I should have.”
** The same is also true of Sam and Dean, but it’s often easier to notice these things in other relationships than it is in our own