Dear fellow Destiel shippers…

Thank you for making Destiel Day 2014 a beautiful one. Thank you for making sure that it was filled with nothing but love and positive posts about our ship. Thanks for the adorable fanart, gifsets, and fanfiction. Thanks for making this day a happy one, by once again showing that we possibly have the most talented and beautiful fanon-world out there.

But there is something else I want to say…

Things haven’t been going so well for us in canon lately, but I want everyone to take a moment this day, to remember that your shipping in canon is legit. To remember that you’re not crazy for shipping this. If anyone calls you delusional for shipping this beautiful ship…

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Please remember; “I killed two angels this week, some of my brothers. I’m hunted, I’ve rebelled, and I did it, all of it, for you.”

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When already, this angel who had existed for millions of years, within the space of a year threw away everything he knew, even his own family, because of one simple human. Not for Heaven, or humanity, or the greater good. For Dean. He forgets about everything he’s ever believed in, all for a guy he met a year ago?! Very platonic. Or is it?

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Please remember; That this is one of the oldest possible tropes in the history of fictional romance. Angel falls in love with a human and in the end gives up everything including his wings for said human.

This happened:

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And looking back; isn’t that Castiel’s entire story arc throughout the past 6 seasons? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m not wrong. 

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Please remember; That one of the oldest romantic tropes in the book, is watching the object of your affection sleep. Which Castiel has done multiple times, one time even asking what Dean had been dreaming about…

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Remember that Dean has done it in return; even in the middle of an apocalypse he didn’t fail to point out that Cas was adorable when he was sleeping, even when Cas sleeping was actually a sign that something was not right in the world

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Please remember; the moment Dean first fell in love with Cas, and Cas first fell in love with Dean

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Please remember; the other popular romantic trope where one pines as they’re watching the other without them knowing

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Please remember; 

That Dean was able to get over ‘his epic love story’ with Lisa within the span of two episodes. Yet whenever he loses Cas, he can’t deal with it, and turns to alcohol and gets depressed. 

Remember how the exact same trope was used for Sam/Jess that was used for Destiel, them hallucinating the beloved one they’d lost

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Please remember; The crypt scene. Please remember the ‘I need you’ that the writers had planned to be an ‘I love you’, even confirmed by Jensen Ackles.

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Remember that it was the I need you I love you  that broke the mind control

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Remember the other ‘I need you’ in Purgatory

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Remember that this ‘I need you’ was not based on Dean needing Cas to get out of Purgatory. Cas was a complication when it came to leaving that place, not an asset. Yet Dean needed him, and refused to go on with out him. 

Dean even altered his own memories because he couldn’t stand the thought of Cas not wanting to stay with him.

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Remember all of the other 'I need yous', and the fact that Cas managed to make a faithless man pray. 

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Please remember this;

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Remember how they looked when reuniting after being separated for a while

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Remember how Dean was when he thought he’d lost Cas

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Please remember how everyone else knows what’s going on;

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And not just the enemy, even Sam

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Remember the blatant flirting

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Remember the millions of times Dean has checked Cas out without even being subtle

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Remember ‘cursed or not’

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And most of all, remember this…

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You are NOT crazy for shipping this. You happen to live in a world that is hetero-normative. You are not delusional for seeing a love story here after everything that has happened between these two over the past 6 years. 

Happy Destiel Day. 

Please celebrate what could be ‘the greatest love story ever told' for all of the reasons listed above, even if the writers might not agree. This can easily be viewed as non-platonic, and you're not insane for thinking that. Carry on. 

On reciprocity and things that reminded me of S1ep12 (or just an excuse to talk about their bed scene again)

I bet there are probably 54 posts about all this by now, but the more I watch the bed scene the more I love it and I came across a few comments saying that it came off as “one-sided” on Rin’s end. No way I would have been able to shut up after that lol

The tl;dr of this would be that imo the post that said s1 was about Haru’s feelings for Rin and now we have Rin’s feelings for Haru is 100% spot-on. 

When I look at their bed scene, I personally see a lot of validating (hence reciprocity) going on from both ends of the spectrum; Haru does so consciously, while Rin not so much - but that’s actually what makes the whole thing even more beautiful. Because just like in S1ep12 Haru poured out his feelings to Rin and willingly made himself vulnerable because these were things he needed Rin to know, whether Rin felt the same way or not - Rin is doing exactly the same thing for Haru here.

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Look at Rin’s expression and at the way he prefaces his confession. He acknowledges that Haru may not remember; in fact going by his expression, I believe he is actually betting on Haru not remembering it. That he assumes that he doesn’t. Because while that day became a pivotal moment of Rin’s life for Rin - for Haru it could have been just another race.

So why should Haru remember a random race that happened ages ago against an unknown kid? Why should Haru find it memorable? 

But Haru takes Rin by surprise - because he does remember. 

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So, that day that could have been trivial for Haru? It wasn’t. Just like Haru made an impression on Rin from the get-go; it was the same for Haru. Of course, us as the viewers and readers know this because of High Speed - but Rin had literally zero clue. He had absolutely no way to know this, and no leeway to get to that conclusion on his own.

So right here, by admitting that he does remember it - Haru is essentially validating (returning) Rin’s feelings and consciously doing so.

To me, that is precisely why we see Rin’s surprise change into that pretty, warm expression and his body language do a 180º turn. He lays open and comfortable now because he has just been reassured. So feeling empowered by Haru’s admittance (again: reciprocity), Rin carries on.

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And that right there is one of the things that reminds me of S1 ep 12: 

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Because if you look at the storyboards, they read: “As he takes in Rin’s tears, Haruka smiles. Haruka is relieved that Rin feels the same way he does." (x) As we all know, Haru’s smile came right after Rin admitted that yes; he wanted to swim with them, too. Thus not only returning Haru’s feelings, but validating them; letting him know that he placed the same amount of importance on swimming together that Haru himself did. 

So if you ask me, their relief during both scenes are most likely meant to be one and the same. But I digress before this gets awfully long! lol

What I actually meant to talk about is that in my eyes Haru wasn’t the only one doing the validating here. Rin himself did, too - and that is key. Because what exactly are the feelings we see Haru validate?

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It seems to me that the most sensitive children, the ones that stared at the world around them with wonder, and would shed a tear for a dead ladybug; who didn’t understand why people were mean to one an another; who loved the beauty of the world— Those are the ones that build the highest walls as they grow up, so the cruelty of the world won’t bother them. It’s not that they don’t feel, it’s that they feel too much.

Okay I just have to go on about The Princess and the Frog a little deeper, alright?

Here’s what’s great about this movie: All of my life, films had told me that women can only choose between a career or love. Do you know how many movies I’ve seen where it starts, “She was a workaholic, who was never going to find love. But once she stopped working and following her career goals for a dude, everything was perfect,” ? So many fucking movies. It’s like the desire for a career means your lady parts instantly wither and die. 

But then Tiana comes along. Tiana is taught that passion is only a part of making her dreams come true. She also needs to work hard. And she’s appreciated for having a dream. Like, her love interest fucking supports her working hard on what she wants to achieve. In other movies, it’s like they’re insane if they keep working after finding a love interest. Seriously, check half the rom coms out there.

Growing up, I always told myself that if I wanted to get a great career, then I’ll ignore finding someone special. Like, I’ve even been teased because, “Hanna, you’re like the character in the beginning of the movies, because just needs to get laid.” Because obviously all your problems are solved like that. It was always more important to me to find success in a career than with a significant other. The Princess and the Frog was the first film to tell me it’s okay to do both.

I’m sorry if this sounds stupid, but this has always been really important to me. I know this movie has a lot of great messages, but I’ve always thought about this.

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