So hey I’m on mobile and I can’t put this 100% tiredness-induced rambling under a read more so sorry for that in advance oops. Anyhow, topic: I still lowkey feel like doing stuff on YouTube could be a fun time?? A couple of my pals maintain channels atm and idk– besides drawing and sleeping, entertaining peeps is among my top 5 fave things so like??? Hm~
((That said, last time I tried to make one it gave me a major anxiety spike but hey maybe after I’m (hopefully) in a steady job outta uni???))
Mostly it’s a case of: I love video editing but I get next to no chances to do any– plus from what I’ve seen, challenge videos etc with friends seem like they’d be super fun to do, and obvs I could always upload speedpaints of my work, but otherwise I wouldn’t really know what to do in terms of vloggier(?) content. (Tfw u enjoy talkin but got no idea of what to talk about.) idk.
In any case it’s fuckin 1.30am and I oughtta crash.
I can’t take full credit for this because I originally read about it somewhere on livejournal (i think ???) a long time ago, but I interpreted it a bit differently so I’m tweaking the original idea. I don’t remember what parts of this I came up with myself and which parts the original poster did, so if anyone knows the article I’m talking about, hit me up so I can credit it. Also apologies for my poor writing, I’m tired and it’s like 40 fucking degrees Celsius in my bedroom right now.
Supernatural is mostly based on mythology and lore but it occasionally touches on fairytales too. We obviously all know the story of Sleeping Beauty, right? Cursed damsel in distress falls into a death-like sleep only to be reversed by true love’s kiss. Basically Sleeping Beauty is exactlywhat happened over the course of Supernatural season 2.
First of all, you’ve got the curse. This is the season that Supernatural really started to explore the “Sam is cursed” plotline, and Dean has to save him. I won’t elaborate because you’re probably already familiar with this, but Sam is cursed is significant.
Then of course, there is the death-like sleep, although in Sam’s case it’s more of a sleep-like death. In All Hell Breaks Loose Part 2, the episode starts with Sam lying on a mattress with Dean watching over him. Sam doesn’t really look dead. He is facing towards Dean, his hands are casually folded on his abdomen, there is no indication of his physical injury, and he more or less looks like he is sleeping. Familiar?
Dean is watching over him, obviously playing the part of the “saviour” or “knight in shining armour” (which in this fairytale (and most others) turns out to be the true love).
Then of course, my favourite part, the kiss. After Dean’s heart-wrenching monologue about his duty to save Sam (once again, knight in shining armour much?), Dean goes to make a deal with a demon to bring Sam back from the dead. A deal that is sealed with a kiss. Of course there is the unfortunate difference that Dean didn’t kiss Sam on the lips, but the kiss was for Sam. In Sleeping Beauty, the kiss instantly wakes Aurora up from her sleep, and that’s exactly the same here. After Dean’s kiss it instantly cuts to Sam’s eyes opening. Dean’s kiss broke the curse.
Sam was saved by true love’s kiss. Now I’m not saying that Dean is Sam’s true love… except that is in fact exactly what I’m saying. Whether you interpret that as incestuous or not is totally up to you (*cough* I do), but the parallels were pretty strong in this one.
Top 3 Fave Jazekiel Moments (requested by anon)3/3
And, of course, we have this scene from ‘and the Eternal Question’ where Ezekiel ‘doesn’t do punchy’ Jones is able to do all this. Which is mostly being Jake’s makeshift weapon, but still, you can’t convince me they haven’t practiced this before. Also: (Ezekiel’s chest peaking through his shirt. jk. not really tho.)
A) Obviously, there’s the “I can’t do this alone.” “You got me.” “Glad you feel that way.” exchange which was amazing and one of the highlights of this episode.
B) Like, really, we know Jake has been training with Eve, but I feel like Jake’s gone to Ezekiel after a few of their sessions and been like, “Dude, you gotta let me show you how to do this.”
C) That arm-holding-while-running is both really cute and really unnecessary.
Sorry I’ve been so negative lately. I’m so stressed.. So tired.. My sleeping schedule is all fucked up so I don’t know what to say. This will all pass, I know it. I’m just, so tired.. It feels like I’m wilting away.