Bring on Luci, I'm Not Scared of Satan

So, it has been known for a bit of time that Mark Pellegrino, who plays Luci and Halluci, is scheduled to come back during Season 10, and a lot of people are boo-hooing about the End!verse.

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It’s understandable because, you know, the End!verse is the End!verse, and tragic endings just aren’t fun. But I’M not scared. Do you know why?

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Yeah, Luci said everything will come back to the End!verse eventually, but that doesn’t mean it will be the exact same End!verse. Luci said anything Dean did, and well, I’m pretty sure Dean did a lot different from End!verse Dean.

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There are also several things to take into account that are now in Dean’s favor as the Righteous Man who must take down Luci:

1) We already know the Colt doesn’t work on Satan, so they don’t have to go looking for it.

2) Dean has both the Mark of Cain and the First Blade, a combination that can kill virtually anything.

3) Luci is an angel. Therefore, ze could be destroyed via ANGEL BLADE.

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Honestly, I could see Luci popping in to say hi for five seconds, looking seemingly threatening, then Demon!Dean and Cas taking hir down in a matter of seconds, either by blade or blade.

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Do I like the End!verse? Hell no, I don’t. No thank you to that particular dystopia.

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Am I scared of Luci returning? Nope. Everything may end up in the same position, but that doesn’t mean Dean can’t give the fallen angel hell.

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  • My Name Is Satan
  • Stephen Lynch
  • Stephen Lynch
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I’ve had this headcanon for a while: this is one of the songs Halluci!Luci sings to Sam every morning…

 

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Ever since first man has walked this Earth I have been here 
To whisper seeds of doubt and evil thoughts into his ear 
I am the beast, the outcast angel fallen from on high 
I go by many names but there is one you can’t deny 
My name is Satan, hi everybody! 
Ahh, let me tell you a little about myself 
My friends all call me old scratch and I am a Capricorn 
My turn ons are romantic walks and killing the unborn 
I’ve got little devil horns, and a little Goatee, 
Little devil eyes to help a little devil see 
And little cloven hooves that make it kinda hard to ski 
I’m Satan, Woo Hoo! 

Mephistopheles for some. I don’t know.

My real name is Beelzebub, but you can call me Beelz 
I love to watch Fox news and then go club some baby seals 
Then I’ll take a bubble bath and drink a zinfandel 
Try to wash off that baby seal smell 
And then I’ll make a toast to me 
Hey, here’s to my hell…th 
My name is Satan. Ah Hah! 

To carry on my evil ways I went and had a son 
And now he makes his living as a singing comedian 
I’m in every Zeppelin album 
I’m in all Rush Limbaugh’s rants 
I’m the reason that the Boston Red Sox even had a chance 

And if I want to eat your soul, I’ll just throw it on a griddle. 
I don’t need to make a deal, I don’t need to tell a riddle 
And fuck Charlie Daniels I don’t care if he can fiddle 
I’m Satan. 

The Devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal 
Thats fucking bullshit because I wouldn’t be caught dead in Georgia 
Ok, it’s like Oh my God! 
Six, Six, Six! 

I don’t think people understand the difference between Luci and Halluci. Luci was a dick. More of a dick than any other character and he just genuinely wasn’t that great. Halluci was funny and sarcastic and kinda narcissistic and that’s the lucifer everyone loves. That’s the one everyone remembers. Honestly, I’m happy he will most likely be coming back but I’m just worried as to which lucifer he will be, I mean, being stuck in a cage with a bitchy young Winchester and his //arch enemy??// brother must do something’s to a person, especially someone like luci. Plus the fact that none of them know about anything that is happening in the real world, it worries me what each of them will be like once they get out

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Why alignment of the big toe is so critical to gait, posture, stabilization motor patterns and running.

There are two ways of thinking about the arch of the foot when it comes to competent height.  One perspective is to passively jack up the arch with a device such as an orthotic, a choice that we propose should always be your last option, or better yet to access the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the foot (as shown in this video) to compress the legs of the foot tripod and lift the arch dynamically.  Here today we DO NOT discuss the absolute critical second strategy of lifting the arch via the extensors as you have seen in our “tripod exercise video” (link here) but we assure you that regaining extensor skill is an absolute critical skill for normal arch integrity and function.  We like to say that there are two scenarios going on to regain a normal competent arch (and that does not necessarily mean a high arch, a low arch can also be competent….. it is about function and less about form): one scenario is to hydraulically lift the arch from below and the other scenario is to utilize a crane-like effect to lift the arch from above. When you combine the two, you restore the arch function.  In those with a flat flexible incompetent foot you can often regain normal alignment and function.  But remember, you have to get to the client before the deforming forces are significant enough and have been present long enough that the normal anatomical alignments are no longer possible. For example, a hallux valgus with a large bunion (this person will never get to the abductor hallucis sufficiently) or a progressively collapsed arch that is progressively becoming rigid or semi-rigid.

Think about these concepts today as you watch your clients walk, run or exercise.  And then consider this study below on the critical importance of the abductor hallucis muscle after watching our old video of Dr. Allen’s competent foot.  

CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE:

The abductor hallucis muscle acts as a dynamic elevator of the arch. This muscle is often overlooked, poorly understood, and most certainly rarely addressed. Understanding this muscle and its mechanics may change the way we understand and treat pes planus, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, hallux valgus, and many other issues that lead to a challenge of the arch, effective and efficient gait. Furthermore, its dysfunction and lead to many aberrant movement and stabilization strategies more proximally into the kinetic chains.

*From the article referenced below,  “Most studies of degenerative flatfoot have focused on the posterior tibial muscle, an extrinsic muscle of the foot. However, there is evidence that the intrinsic muscles, in particular the abductor hallucis (ABH), are active during late stance and toe-off phases of gait.”

We hope that this article, and the video above, will bring your focus back to the foot and to gait for when the foot and gait are aberrant most proximal dynamic stabilization patterns of the body are merely strategic compensations.

Study RESULTS:

All eight specimens showed an origin from the posteromedial calcaneus and an insertion at the tibial sesamoid. All specimens also demonstrated a fascial sling in the hindfoot, lifting the abductor hallucis muscle to give it an inverted ‘V’ shaped configuration. Simulated contraction of the abductor hallucis muscle caused flexion and supination of the first metatarsal, inversion of the calcaneus, and external rotation of the tibia, consistent with elevation of the arch.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17559771

Foot Ankle Int. 2007 May;28(5):617-20.

Influence of the abductor hallucis muscle on the medial arch of the foot: a kinematic and anatomical cadaver study.

Wong YS. Island Sports Medicine & Surgery, Island Orthopaedic Group, #02-16 Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road, Singapore, 258499, Singapore. 

Yesterday tthere were like ten cats right outside my door and they were nyaaing and nyaaed back at them but some ppl tolld me i was hallucianting idc either way there were cats

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sulcus tendinis musculus flexoris hallucis longi ‘yi hatırlayınca, okulların yakında açılacağını da hatırladım.

Bak hüzünlendim yine. 

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Did you see this in our recent blog post here ? a reader made us look closer. Did you catch it ?
The clients right foot appears to have a dropped 1st met head. (we hate this term, because it is not accurate and is a sloppy clinical description). In this still photo it appears plantarflexed.  But in this video, consider the descended 1st met head as due to the disuse or weakness of the EHL muscle (extensor hallucis longus) of the 1st toe. Or, is this in fact a compensated forefoot varus ? Sure looks like it. But with all that anterior compartment weakness (as we discussed in the previous blog post link above) it could just be a mirage. In the photo above, in a normal foot the rearfoot plane (greenline) should parallel the forefoot line (orange line). In this case, in this actively postured foot (thus some inaccuracy here, we are merely making a teaching point from the photo) the upslope of the orange line suggests a forefoot varus. This would be true if the first Metatarsal head also was on this line, but you can see that it has its own idea. This represents, in theory (regarding this photo), a compensated forefoot varus. But remember, this client is  holding the foot actively in this posture. A true hands on assessment is needed to truly define a Forefoot varus, and whether it is anatomic, flexible, rigid or in many cases, just a learned functional posturing from weakness of the flexor/extensor pairing of the 1st metatarsal complex or from other weaknesses of the other forefoot evertors.  It gets complicated as you can see.

As always, knowledge of the anatomy and functional anatomy allows for observation, and observation leads to understanding, which leads to answers and then remedy implementation. Our thoughts, knowing the case, is that this is a functional appearance illusion of a compensated forefoot varus due to the EHL, EDL and tibialis anterior weakness (anterior compartment) and how they play together with the flexors. One must be sure to assess the EHL when examining the foot. Test all of the muscles one by one.  We have been talking about toe extensors for a long time, they can be a paramount steering wheel for the forefoot and arch posture. Podcast 71 talks about this Forefoot varus, and you should care.
In a 2009 study by Reynard et al they concluded: 

  • "The activity of extensor digitorum longus muscle during the swing phase of gait is important to balance the foot in the frontal plane. The activation of that muscle should be included in rehabilitation programs.” (1)

here is the video again.

Have a burning desire to learn more about forefoot varus, here are 25 blog post links from our last few years. And/or you can take our National Shoe Fit program (downloadable links below).

Knowing what you are seeing during your exam and gait analysis can only truly come from coupling your observations with a clinical exam.  Anything less is speculation and guess work.  It is gambling, and this is not Vegas baby, this is someone’s health.

Shawn and Ivo, The Gait Guys

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1. Foot (Edinb). 2009 Jun;19(2):69-74. Epub 2008 Dec 31. Foot varus in stroke patients: muscular activity of extensor digitorum longus during the swing phase of gait.  Reynard F, Dériaz O, Bergeau J.

Other web based Gait Guys lectures:

www.onlinece.com   type in Dr. Waerlop or Dr. Allen,  ”Biomechanics”Reference

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