(x) "There is a thin semantic line separating weird and beautiful, and that line is covered in jellyfish." -Welcome to Night Vale---------------------------------- Sara's blog of things and other things. Many of them involve Supernatural. Some of them are intelligent and well thought out. Most of them aren't. All of them are awesome. Good luck figuring it all out, because I have no idea. I'm also a mod over at The Fandom deBunker, the Supernatural fandom's fact checking blog.
It’s finally done. I’ve wanted to redo the oldversion since… basically since I drew it.
Inspired by that post going around about mermaids being women who were supposed to drown.
So, I am actually really happy with the structure of S9 so far. I think it’s solid. Which is kinda a ‘duh’, because it’s basically what I was thinking based off of 9x01, so, naturally I’d like it.
With how we left off in 8x23, we could have either gone to a glorifying the toxic brotherhood place (which is what both Kripke and Gamble frequently did) or we could actually start deconstructing it and dealing with it. I was leaning toward ‘dealing with it’ because of the way Carver wrote “Mystery Spot”, so I already felt like he did not have the same kind of romantic attachment to the Sam & Dean ~bond~ that Kripke and Gamble did. But 9x01 confirmed to me we were going to actually deal with the issue* on-screen. I wasn’t quite prepared for some of the exact places we went and I’ve had issues with some specific episodes but none with the basic arc.
Next week’s promo pics make me really excited (as my pre-episode Sweeney Todd almost-meta showed), because I am so thrilled Dean is getting the chance to go on this dark journey. Because, from what we’ve seen, Carver does not break things in order to break them forever.
He breaks things in the way that you re-break a bone that’s been set improperly, so that it can heal again the right way. He did it with Cas and Dean last season, breaking open the wound from S6 so that the poison could seep out and the relationship could genuinely heal, and it’s what I see him doing this season with Sam and Dean.
Sam and Dean are harder to do than Cas and Sam because their relationship pattern is deeper set in both of them, as it began in childhood and was reinforced by their father and by the events that have happened in their lives. So, the wound, once opened, is a lot more gaping and raw and harder to clean out. You have to dig deeper to get the poison out. But once the poison is out, Sam and Dean will have the chance to have a healthy, mutually-trusting, mutually-respectful bond. And that would be really, really neat to see.
* From my 9x01 review:
Now, it’s Sam and Dean’s turn. I fretted a bit, over the break, because the set-up in the church could either take the brothers right back to co-dependency and keep them there or… or it could be the beginning of something new. 9x01 confirms, for me, that Carver plans the latter. There’s a gifset going around comparing Dean talking to the crossroads demon in the S2 finale with Dean talking to Ezekiel in 9x01. The set-up, the pause, Dean saying, “wait” and then giving away whatever the other party wants, heedless of the consequences, as long as it gets him back his brother. As long as it means he hasn’t failed at this, at the most important job in the world.
We’re back to the original sin of the Supernatural world. Dean trading his soul to save Sam is the small stone that caused everything that followed. Because killing John didn’t do the trick — Dean wasn’t willing to trade himself for that. But for his little brother, for the child he raised — well, it’s a fire sale and everything must go. And go he does, down to Hell, until he breaks, while above ground Sam is slowly being poisoned by Ruby’s words, influence, and blood.
The reason that Carver brings up old wounds is because he plans to heal them — at least, that’s been the pattern so far. He’s breaking open this wound — this, the greatest symbol of how Dean raising Sam defines and destroys them both — because he wants to do something new with it.
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disneymusictime replied to your post “i’m super terrified that at the end of this season, dean’s gonna go full dark side and kill cas. cas will try to stop him somehow, and he’ll get stabbed or hurt or SOMETHING and while that may bring dean back to ‘life’ it’ll also destroy our angel!”
I think anon thinks that it’d be like Cain & Collette, where Cas would bring Dean back from darkness, but he’d die in some way tied to Dean. Maybe? I can never read into scenes well.
Mmm, yeah, I can see how that might be worrying, but the thing is that parallels don’t necessarily predict exactly what’s going to happen, especially in spn. Mostly they show the various possibilities of what might happen, show the similarities and differences between two situations. So in the Cain/Colette & Dean/Cas parallel, there are a ton of important differences, including the fact that Cas is an angel and not exactly powerless himself (even as a human, lbr), and also that again, he’s an extremely popular character and the show knows better nowadays than to try to kill him off. The parallel is there to show us the possibility, to make us worried that it will happen- and then be crucially different from the way events unfold, to keep the story fresh and exciting and dramatic. It’s just storytelling.
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OH NO The poor bee! (oh, and I hope you’re okay, too :P)
The poor bee :( It was just trying to protect the hive from the big creature prowling around, and really should have flown away and happily pollinated flowers so that life on this planet can continue.
(yes I am okay, just a little swollen and sore)
i was looking up 80’s slang for reasons and
i am so using this
and you should too
let’s bring it back
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), dir. Guillermo del Toro
A long time ago, in the Underground Realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a princess who dreamt of the human world.
'A Californian congressmen has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything — but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this congressman's brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won't accept SeaWorld's imprisonment of orcas any longer.'
Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to make it illegal to hold orcas in captivity for performance or entertainment purposessign this petition
Inspired by the documentary “Blackfish” http://blackfishmovie.com/
NOOO THE CUTE BABY KITTY THING IS HURT
THIS MOTHERFUCKER SHOULD’VE STAYED HURT
The True Madoka Experience
One of many reasons to love Tiny!Cas: No matter what size he is (the size of the Chrysler building or a #2 pencil) he will always have Deans back.
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