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Hope and Love and Faith

So I just watched 4.08, and I think I finally found the perfect comparison for how Jack has been influencing Cas since 12.19: Hope.

But let me take just a moment first to offer y’all up a snapshot of the inside of my head to set the stage for this. Dabb loves mirroring himself, but heck if he hasn’t seemed to love mirroring Edlund just as much. I’ve written multiple posts throughout s12 paralleling various episodes back to 4.08 and the whole concept of “the wishes turn bad.” Even Mick’s introduction to the BMoL involved him pickpocketing an ancient Babylonian coin, making his being “saved” from the streets and brought into the BMoL into a situation that clearly turned very bad for him.

We’re heavily reminded of 4.08 in 12.17 with Mick’s situation, and there are also hints of 4.08 in 12.18 in that one family’s legacy became the horror of paying Moloch in blood to keep their family’s “wish” for wealth and success alive. All of that leads directly into 12.19:

Castiel: Okay, why are you doing this?
Kelly: Because he chose you, Castiel. When you put your hand on my stomach, I heard him. He spoke to me. He told me that even if it seems scary, if I just went to the gate, if I just followed your plan, that you would make sure he was born. Sam and Dean, they want to take away his powers because they’re scared. (Sighs) But I’m not.
Castiel: Kelly, you –
Kelly: You asked me who would protect him, guide him when I’m gone. I know now. It’s you. 
Castiel: Me? That’s I am not someone that you should put your faith in, Kelly. I couldn’t kill Dagon back there. I lost two of my men. I betrayed my friends, my family. 
Kelly: Before all this happened, I was a cut-rate political flack in an embarrassingly unprofessional relationship with my boss. I don’t know why it’s me. And I don’t know why it’s you. But I know that we are destined for something here. Something great.
Castiel: Well, I wish I had your faith.
Kelly: You will.


Castiel: Thank you for coming to fight for us.
Dean: Are you okay?
Castiel: I am. I’ve been so lost. I’m not lost anymore. And I know now that this child must be born with all of his power.
Sam: You can’t actually mean that.
Castiel: Yes. I do. I have faith. We have to go.

Cas wished for faith, and that’s what he got. But as we’ve been reminded over and over in s12, via Babylonian coins and wishes gone horribly wrong, THIS IS REALLY REALLY NOT A GOOD THING. So with that in mind, let’s revisit Hope, the first “victim” of the Babylonian wishing coin in 4.08.

WES: Oh. Oh, wow, Hope, you didn’t have to do that.
HOPE: I wanted to. Well, no, I… I had to. Because I love you more than anything, lover.
WES: Yes. Um, Hope, sit down, okay?
HOPE: Yes, Wes.
WES: Um… Hope, uh, are you happy?
HOPE: I love you more than anything.
WES: I know. I know. And I love you. Very much. That’s why I want you to start doing things that make… that made you happy before.
HOPE: Yes, Wes, I’ll try to be happier. I’ll start right away.
WES: No, no, no, that’s not what I mean. I-I’m talk—
HOPE: Oh, Wes, please. [Voice breaking] Please don’t be angry with me. You know, I’d just die, I’d just die, I’d die!
WES: No, no, no. Don’t – I’m – I’m not angry. I’m not angry! No.
HOPE: Then let me make it up to you, Wes. Let me make it right.

This, as we learn, is the result of Wes’s wish on that Babylonian coin. He wished for Hope to “love him more than anything.” And Hope deliberately changes her phrasing from “I wanted to,” into “I had to.” She didn’t have a choice, in other words. But would we say that this is this a form of mind control?

It’s clear that Hope is not acting of her own free will here, but is this actually mind control? Wes isn’t ordering her to do all these things for him, yet she clearly feels some sort of obligation to do them anyway, borne from this falsely implanted love for Wes. Her ability to make her own choices, i.e. her Free Will, has been rerouted via Wes’s wish. She’s clearly making choices on her own– about cooking for Wes, about all the acts of devotion she shows him, even her “choice” to kill Sam before he can talk Wes into removing the coin from the wishing fountain to “wish away their love.”

If Hope truly had her own free will, she NEVER would’ve stopped Wes from undoing his wish.

Just like if Cas had truly had his own free will in 12.19, he never would’ve booped Sam and Dean unconscious for trying to stop him from leaving with Kelly.

To me this is just one more proof that Cas is not acting out of his own free will through the rest of s12. His wish that he had Kelly’s faith in Jack has been overriding and redirecting his free will through the falsely-implanted filter, just as Hope’s falsely-implanted “love” for Wes did in 4.08.

While I was typing all of this out at Lizbob earlier today, she was busy typing 2.13 at me, and I couldn’t help but make this comparison as well. 2.13, intentionally or not, set up a LOT of background for all the eventual Angel Lore in canon, and I feel this is also an important callback, especially as it also has to do with faith, hope, and love:

SAM: Yeah. So, Hope, uh, tell us how you two lovebirds met.
HOPE: Oh, best day of my life.
DEAN: I bet.
HOPE: Yeah! It’s the funniest thing. We both grew up here, but I never really knew who he was. Not by name anyway. Until one day last month, it was like I just [sighs] I just saw him for the first time. He was just… glowing. Oh, just glowing.

He was glowing, like the false angel “signs” in 2.13. A brilliant light appeared to people, presented itself as an angel, and instructed them to murder people. They were all convinced they’d acted in the name of God, and were completely at peace with their actions because of the “angel” absolving them of their “sin.”

DEAN: So. What makes you think you saw a, uh, angel?
SAM: It just, it appeared before me and I just, this feeling washed over me, you know? Like, like peace. Like grace.
DEAN: Okay, Ecstasy Boy, maybe we’ll get you some glow sticks and a nice Dr. Seuss hat, huh?
SAM: Dean, I’m serious. It spoke to me, it knew who I was.
DEAN: It’s just a spirit, Sam. Okay? And it’s not the first one to be able to read people’s minds. Okay, let me guess. You were personally chosen to smite some sinner. You’ve just got to wait for some divine bat signal, is that it?
SAM: Yeah, actually.

Then a few scenes later:

SAM laughs, then stops in shock, staring at something across the street: a young man holding a bunch of flowers; a bright white light glows behind him.

Sam had his sign. Dean stopped Sam from carrying out the mission the “angel” had given him, but everything the “angel” had wanted still came to pass, just as effectively as if Sam had killed the man himself. Dean could hardly believe what he’d witnessed. The description from the transcript:

Car chase scene. Chasing the evil young man at a more frantic rate now, DEAN grips the steering wheel tightly. They cut across lanes, over grass, and generally cause mayhem; at a cross-street, a small pickup truck carrying long metal pipes screeches to a halt in front of the man’s car. A pipe spins off the truck bed, bouncing once on the ground and plowing straight through his windshield. It impales him straight through the chest. DEAN stops the car in shock and gets out.
DEAN: Holy …

And then:

DEAN:  But I’ll tell you one thing. If … The way he died, if I hadn’t seen it with my own two eyes I never would have believed it. I mean … I don’t know what to call it.
SAM: What? Dean, what did you see?
DEAN: Maybe … God’s will.

Back to 4.08:

DEAN: Come on. You’re gonna sit there and tell me that your relationship with Hope is functional, that it’s what you wished for?
WES: I wished she would love me more than anything.
SAM: Yeah, and, uh, how is that going? That seem healthy to you?
WES: Well, it’s a hell of a lot better than when she didn’t know I was alive.
DEAN: You’re not supposed to get what you want, man, not like this. Nobody is. That’s what the coin does. It takes your heart’s desires and it twists it back on you. You hear of the whole, uh, “be careful what you wish for”?

Because Hope professed that she loved Wes “more than anything,” even more than her own life, even more than knowing the difference between right and wrong.

She didn’t understand how her feelings had been manipulated, or falsely implanted by Wes’s wish. Like the people who believed they were acting on behalf of an angel of Heaven back in 2.13, and like Cas (and even Kelly) have been acting since 12.19. It all feels real to them. They can’t act of their own free will, because they’re incapable of even accessing it while under Jack’s influence.

It’s not that he’s directly puppeting them or controlling their actions, but that he’s inserted himself and his needs as the overriding default priority for both Kelly and Cas. They both fully believed they were CHOOSING their course of action, but Dean clearly told us that he knew Cas was fundamentally unable to think for himself here.

In 12.20:

DEAN: Okay, so last night…that Super Mario power-up crap? That wasn’t Cas. That freaking baby isn’t even born yet and it sock puppeted him. Think about it. Cas said that he had faith in Lucifer Jr.? What the hell is that supposed to mean?
SAM: I don’t know. I mean, look, this doesn’t make any sense to me either, Dean. But if we wanna have some shot at finding Cas, the we have to…I don’t know. Uh, try and think like him.
DEAN: How? Seriously I mean up until now if Cas messed up, if he did something wrong, but he thought it was for the right reasons, I got it. Right? But last night, when I looked at him, I did not recognize the guy staring back at me.

And honestly, that’s proof enough for me.

But if you need further proof of the connection, please see this post about Kelly’s wall mural she was painting in 12.23:


The symbol on the tree trunk? Hope, love, and faith.

GOP candidate Robbie Gatti tries to explain why he dressed as Tiger Woods in blackface at church

  • Robbie Gatti is running for the Louisiana state legislature’s eighth district seat in April, but his campaign is in trouble due to a blackface photo.
  • On Monday, conservative publication the Hayride published an image of Gatti — a Republican and an ordained minister — wearing blackface and a bootleg Nike cap at a church event.
  • Reached by phone, Gatti told Mic that he regretted the incident and that the photo was taken 15 years ago, at a church event where attendees were asked to dress up as someone famous.
  • “I dressed up as Tiger Woods,” he said. “Woods was at the height of his success at the time. He was the number one golfer in the world. This was before his troubles [with infidelity became public]." 
  • "I would never do this again,” he said. “I have too many black pastors that are friends. I am completely colorblind. I don’t have a racist bone in my body.” Read more (2/28/17 12:08 PM)

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Report: U.S. officials allege Trump campaign was in contact with Russian spies

  • 4 current and former U.S. officials have told the NY Times that intelligence agencies confirmed members of Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian spies before the election.
  • Officials discovered the links while probing the circumstances behind what they believe was an operation directed personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Times. 
  • The Times account noted the intercepted calls were not limited to those between Russian spies and Trump staffers and extended to other Trump contacts and other Russian officials. Read more (2/14/17 10:43 PM)

Trump loyalists deny reported charges of campaign contacts with Russian spies

  • Diehard Trump loyalists are passionately dismissing the New York Times story reporting that members of the president’s campaign were in touch with Russian intelligence agents in the year before the election.
  • “I think it’s a smear against his unprecedented victory,” the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, said in a phone interview.
  • The New York Times singled out Paul Manafort, who oversaw Trump’s before Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. Manafort told the paper the allegations were “absurd.” Read more (2/15/17 12:08 AM)

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  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

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  • La Liga: 2011–12
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  • Supercopa de España: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016



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  • Ballon d'Or: 2008, 2016
  • FIFA Ballon d'Or: 2013, 2014
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
  • FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2008
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2016
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  • World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 
  • GSA Best Player of the Year: 2011, 2014, 2016
  • Onze d'Or: 2008
  • Bravo Award: 2004
  • FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2004–05
  • CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad: 2007,2008, 2009,2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • PFA Portuguese player of the year: 2016
  • European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
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Clip - “Ikke snakk til meg” (”Don’t talk to me”) - at 08:12 - 22.05

(Sana praying)

(Images flashing by: )

Don’t pick up

Don’t pick up (contact)

Do you get acid thrown in your face if you don’t wear the hijab?

Sana are you circumcised

Urra United (contact)

hoping you’ll be forced into marriage and sent to Africa so we don’t have to have you around at Urra*

Why do you wear that shit on your head it’s fucking ugly i’m gonna tear it off of you during recess

(Same images flashing by again)

(Sana is seated in front of her mirror, and fastens her hijab with a needle, then starts typing out a message)

Hi Jamilla

(She backspaces, and we see earlier messages between them)

Thanks, but no thanks.


I’M SORRY!! There’s been a misunderstanding!! I thought you’d posted shit about me!! Let me explain! I’m calling you now!

(goes further up through the messages)

49:12 O you who have believed, avoid much (negative) assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other

I’m only trying to protect you.

(goes further up again, and we see the time stamp 03.01.2016 - January 3rd)

5:51 O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are (in fact) allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is (one) of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

(A song called ‘Ikke snakk til meg’ (Don’t talk to me) starts playing, Sana goes through the school yard, and up to the girls)

Eva: What’s this?

Sana: I’ve left the bus.

Chris: Uh what?!

Sana: I’m not going to be russ.

Eva: Well, now that we’ve fixed a bus, people and like, everything’s in order, and then you leave?

Chris: What’s happening?

Sana: It’s just not so important for me to be russ.

Noora: But it was quite important to you just a little while ago.

Sana: Maybe I’ve realised that it is in conflict with my values to watch girls drop all their self-respect just to get a pinecone in their hat*.

(Sana goes inside, sits down by Isak)

Sana: How are-

Isak: Good! (whispering) Good.

Sana: I’m sorry again for my brother-

Isak: No, that..Think nothing of it, Sana.

Teacher (off screen): Okay people, we’ll go through a lot during this lesson. Midterms are next week, and some of you are hanging by a thin thread, so I suggest that you pay attention.

Isak: Yeah..that applies to me, to put it that way..

(Sana doesn’t answer)

Isak: Can’t you help me a bit, Sana? I’m so fucked, I’m so far behind.

Sana: Sorry, you’ll just have to face the harsh truth.

Isak: That I’ll get a four?

Sana: That you’re on your own.

(Isak looks surprised and a bit hurt by Sana’s comment)

Aaaand we’re back in business! So full of angst D: This hurt to watch…

To a non-Norwegian speaker, here are some explanations of the stuff you probably didn’t understand right away:

Urra = This refers to the name of a junior high school in Oslo called Uranienborg, it’s just a nickname for the school. This is the junior high Sana went to, and by the content of the messages from Urra United we understand she had a hard time being accepted there.

A pinecone in their hat = I’ll give you the short version - When you’re russ, you can do all these silly tasks to get tokens in your russ hat (see picture below). If you have a pinecone in your hat then it means that you’ve had (safe) sex outdoors.

That I’ll get a four? = Isak means which grade/mark he’ll receive in that class.  The grades system in Norway in junior and senior high school is like this:
It goes from 1 through 6, where 1 means one has failed, and 6 means one excels in the course. (So, 1 = F, 6 = A)

Here’s a picture of a russ hat with different items tied into the thread, meaning this person has completed some of the russ tasks:

(credit to whoever owns the hat and the picture <3 !)


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6 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2008:«Του σήκωσα την μπλούζα. Αιμορραγούσε». Μιλάει το παιδί που ήταν δίπλα στον Αλέξη. Αυτό που νομίζοντας πως ζει ακόμα, πάλευε να τον σύρει στο πεζοδρόμιο, να τον σώσει. «Βλέπω στο μυαλό μου συνέχεια την ίδια εικόνα», λέει ο Φώντας Παπαδημητρίου, που καθόταν δέκα μέτρα παραπέρα, σ’ ένα καφέ. «Μια φιγούρα ανθρώπου να κείτεται στο έδαφος, και μια άλλη φιγούρα να προσπαθεί να τον σύρει, να τον σηκώσει ξανά». Αν δεν έχεις δει άνθρωπο να πεθαίνει, είναι δύσκολο να το καταλάβεις: «Νόμιζα πως γλίστρησε το παιδί. Πως ήταν βρεγμένο το έδαφος και γλίστρησε».

«Δεν έχει σφυγμό!» – το αγόρι δίπλα στον Αλέξη ουρλιάζει. Σκυμμένο πάνω του, παίρνει τον πρώτο άνθρωπο που σκέφτεται στο τηλέφωνο. Τη μάνα μιας φίλης του, που είναι δικηγόρος. Οι αστυνομικοί στο βάθος, δύο σκιές που φεύγουν. Η δικηγόρος είναι η κυρία Χρύσα Πετσιμέρη. Τον Αλέξη τον ξέρει από παιδί. Μπαίνει στον Ευαγγελισμό σε κατάσταση αλλοφροσύνης. «Φέραν ένα παιδί σκοτωμένο εδώ. Πού είναι;». Σχεδόν αδιάφορα κάποιος της δείχνει στο βάθος. Στα κρεβάτια των ασθενών ο Αλέξης μόνος του, κάτωχρος. Ούτε γιατρός ούτε κανείς. Η μπλούζα σηκωμένη. Μια γάζα στην καρδιά. Νοσοκόμες περνούν και ούτε κοιτούν. «Είναι ζωντανό το παιδί;» – η κυρία Πετσιμέρη σταματάει μία. «Δεν ξέρω!». «Τι θα πει δεν ξέρετε;». «Οχι κυρία μου, δεν είναι ζωντανό. Νεκρό είναι». Η νοσοκόμα σχεδόν ενοχλημένη. Η κυρία Χρύσα κάνει παύση. «Του χάιδεψα τα μαλλιά. Σαν να χάιδευα του παιδιού μου τα μαλλιά».

Στον Ευαγγελισμό, τον Αλέξη τον παρέλαβαν οι νοσηλεύτριες σαν «άγνωστο». «Με το τραύμα που είχε, δεν μπορούσε να είχε σωθεί» λέει μια νοσηλεύτρια. Η κοινωνική υπηρεσία άδειασε τις τσέπες του παιδιού. Μια ταυτότητα με ημερομηνία γέννησης 25 Ιουνίου 1993, κι ένα κινητό. Η πρώτη καταχώριση έγραφε «μαμά». Η κοινωνική λειτουργός πάτησε το πλήκτρο κλήσης. Στο Ψυχικό, η μητέρα του Αλέξη άκουγε το κινητό της να χτυπά από το κινητό του γιου της, και μετά μια ξένη φωνή: «Ο γιος σας χτύπησε. Πάρτε μια φίλη σας κι ελάτε».

«Μια αξιοπρεπέστατη κυρία, δεν μπορείτε να φανταστείτε». Ετσι λέει η νοσοκόμα που οδήγησε τη μάνα στην αίθουσα των γιατρών. Ενας αστυνομικός από το Ανθρωποκτονιών με πολιτικά καθισμένος σ’ ένα τραπέζι. Δίπλα η μάνα, και μια φίλη της να την κρατάει. Η κυρία Χρύσα, η δικηγόρος, μπαίνει στην αίθουσα, πάει να της μιλήσει. Η μάνα την κοιτάει. «Πες μου. Τι έκανε το παιδί μου και το σκοτώσανε;». «Τι να της απαντήσω; Η κόρη μου ήταν κι αυτή καλεσμένη στη γιορτή στα Εξάρχεια, έτυχε και δεν πήγε. Ο Αλέξης είχε βγει να τον κεράσει ο φίλος του ο Νίκος που γιόρταζε. Τι να της απαντήσω;».
Ο φίλος του ο Νίκος

«Μία μέρα πριν, λέγαμε τι θα κάνουμε όταν τελειώσουμε το σχολείο». Η συμμαθήτρια του Αλέξη σε κοιτάζει σαν να μη σε βλέπει. «Ο Αλέξης μου είπε “εγώ δεν είμαι σίγουρος τι θα γίνω. Αλλά θα μάθουν όλοι το όνομά μου. Θα το δεις. Εγώ θα γίνω διάσημος μια μέρα». Μια μέρα μετά.
Από σήμερα και μέχρι να «εξοστρακιστεί» η επόμενη σφαίρα στο στήθος κάποιου παιδιού, θα είναι ο «Ανδρέας – Αλέξανδρος Γρηγορόπουλος, ετών 15» πάνω στη μαρμάρινη πλάκα…

“Κάθε μέρα του Δεκέμβρη είναι του Αλεξη.Δεν ξεχνάμε,δεν συγχωρούμε.”


Hey Scrublords, we’re looking for artists like YOU for a volume 2 of the Super Best Friends ZINE-batsu, since the last was such a hit!

SUPER BEST FRIENDS ZINE-BATSU VOL. 2: Best Friends Summer-slam!

It’s summertime! Summah-summah-summah-time! And we want YOU! That’s right! YOU. to submit your Super Best Friends Summer-Slam themed artwork. Just like last time this will be a PDF only release available for free.

I want to submit!

That’s awesome, but how do you do that? How does this submission process work?

By submitting your portfolio for review via this submission form.

We’ll need your name (real or user name), links to your art blog and / or portfolio, a brief summary of who you are and why you’d like to join. We’d love to get to know you a little!  As well as what your idea might be if you have one.
(* If your idea changes from the initial application, that’s A-okay. This is not meant to be concrete, just to get a feel for what ideas are coming in. The creative mind is ever changing!)

Please submit your application form by 06/30/2017

A week later on 07/07/2017 accepted artists will be notified and on 07/08/2017 they will be announced publically.

What kind of art can I submit?

Any and all works related to the Best Friends and Zaibatsu lore will be accepted.
(** Make sure to keep the theme summer related.)

Allowed: Woolie stealing pies on the beach, Matt wrestling David Cage at a picnic,  Pat and Elmo taking a trip to Japan, but Pat’s too short to ride any of the rides so Elmo has all the fun without him.

Not allowed: Random crossovers not related to Zaibatsu Lore or relate to their individual interests of the Zaibatsu  NSFW, underage, derogatory imagery, and shipping of the Best Friends themselves. ( *i.e Woolie randomly in a dress while eating a banana lustfully…or something … like that.)

Accepted Artists: Please make sure your submitted works are 150 DPI and 8" x 10’’ (portrait preferred) as a HQ PNG file.


06/30, 12:00 am - Portfolio submissions end.
07/07, 10:00 pm - Notification of acceptance.
07/08, 5:00 pm - List of artists publically announced.
08/04, 12:00 am - Final submission due.
08/11 - Release Date!


It's almost 12:08 Littleton time

Step outside if possible and take deep breaths. Maybe look up in the sky if you want to, just try to turn everything off for a minute (even tumblr) and feel that moment. It is the saddest day and moment in Eric’s and Dylan’s life but still it is a moment you have to be aware of.

We are a community no matter our different opinions and believes, and at 12:08 all our thoughts will be the same!