“Stiles stomach is coiled in anger. He knows that this alpha is a joke, that the pack snarling behind him is weak and cocky and disjointed, much like they were in the beginning, but he is still itching for blood, just because they have dared to challenge his family, his alpha.”
Stiles knows something is up. Beacon Hills didn’t just turn into a war-zone overnight - and as far as he can see, its only getting worse. When a massive explosion rocks the town and people start showing up dead or… different, they know it’s time to put aside their differences and stop whatever is happening from ripping their town apart. It’s not going to be easy, because they’ve got no idea what they are up against, and to make matters worse, they’ve got a new set of hunters of their trail.
Wow this episode was intense!
Here’s my immediate thoughts from this episode:
I mean this IS happening, it’s not a drill.
Dean is even more out of his mind than ever before, plus he’s HONEST with Sam about it (?!!!!!!) and calls his mom about “stuff” right after this whole gloriously romantically overlaid scene?!
JENSEN IS ON BOARD YA’LL.
The things he’s doing and saying while playing Dean this season but especially in 19 & 20 would be top of the list of “that’s a bit gay, Dean wouldn’t say that to his brother” but yet here we are….
He’s been sat down and told this is happening (well I imagine everyone has) and I’m so ready.
Like, there’s literally no need to pick any of this apart. It’s BLATANT. Everyone knows. I’m dead.
Dean and Max were so heavily paralleled and all the gay/bi vibes are as strong as Dwayne Johnson in this episode.
Max and Dean were paralleled from the FIRST moment - when Alecia called and Max was all “no not WE, you!”, just as Dean did when annoyed the week before. Which is also a beautiful reminder as @amwritingmeta pointed out that Dean does it all the time but gets annoyed when Sam does it, for me there is a definite point where this will become something that is picked up on out loud, said as Sam and Dean’s different level of reaction / caring about Cas.
Then they both love cars, bond over the *grenade launcher* which has always been a representation of subtextual Dean (bi or destiel, or both), the impala, rocking into town and picking up bartenders / waitresses, especially when emotionally compromised (he was so worried about his mom) etc etc etc Also Dean’s reaction to Max going to pick up a bartender. YES.
Culminating in Max basically BEING season 3/8 Dean - the codependency issue here is huge and terrible and we are MEANT to think Oh No! Max don’t do it! Leading to…
Dabb wants us to WANT the brothers codependency to end. He wrote Red Meat ffs, this is a big part of the endgame agenda and I’m LIVING! I’m always writing about how this should be a big part of their endgame and yessssssss it’s so clearly going there now with this episode on top of the rest of course, but this is TEXTUAL!
Mary chose Free Will rather than be a cog in the machine that in theory would lead to her endgame - a safe place for her boys. This all reminded me of Dean’s NO in s4 to saying yes and being rewarded by being happy in Heaven, choosing to be miserable with Free Will on Earth instead. I loved how it was written to remind us of that, kudos Yockey.
I thought it was interesting how in the same episode we have kids not able to tell their mom is not their mom while Dean KNOWS Cas isn’t Cas, also the flashing eyes etc again…. I’m not sure how but this is definitely going to have been relevant by season end. I’m thinking about it, I’ll get back to you on this one ;)
Ithought Yockey did a great job overall, the stories worked seamlessly and he wrote the characters so well and consistent with the last 12 years build up (I love seeing antis saying theyre OOC as dude, that’s cos you don’t believe in what the character actually is JFC).
The actor who played Max KILLED IT!!
Eileen is back next week! Garth is probably back!
Will there be more Saileen? YES! Saileen / Destiel moments? Me thinks so!
Also I headcanon there will probably be another Red Meat style romantic couple death where Dean has to console the remaining partner while he’s pining and worried about Cas… I can’t wait :D
Request by @timelawds : Hey! I was wondering if you could do an imagine with the reader and Jughead? One as Archie’s younger sister, who is loud, tough, and sarcastic (still in the sophomore class) where she is friends with all of his friends except Jughead because there is a hatred between them, but in the end it’s all fluff and things? Thank you so much!
Here you are. I hope you enjoy it! Sorry it’s so long.
Remember that this is your town and you can make it look however you want it to look and it is beautiful either way. Don’t let someone put you down because your town is “pastel” or because its “barren” Your town rocks no matter what and in the long run your villagers love you anyways and isn’t that all that really matters?
Small town singer Dean Winchester suddenly becomes a Vegas rockstar. Will his girlfriend be able to get back the simple man he once was?
Warnings: ANGST, double dose of SMUT, breath play, fluff, feels, alcohol, demeaning language, a moment of non-con which is resolved, angsty ending.
A/N: This is for @bulletscrossbowpie’s AU Challenge/Rockstar. Also @mrs-squirrel-chester’s Album Challenge: D.D. by The Weeknd. I figured this was my chance to combine my fav version of Dean with my fav version of Jensen. So I give you, Rockstar Demon!Dean in leather.WC: 6238 On AO3
Gifs aren’t mine, but the concert pic in the aesthetic is from @stardustandmelancholy and the gifs/videos are from Tumblr and YouTube.
Hyattsville was a small town in western Kansas, known for it’s ‘biggest hay bale in America’ tourist trap and a former high school beauty queen turned national news anchor. I met the Winchester brothers one evening when I was getting coffee at a shop in town. They were singing at open mic night- the younger brother playing guitar as the older brother sang. He had an amazing, sultry voice that sent shivers down my arms. And the fact that he was absolutely gorgeous didn’t hurt either.
There’s something pure and infinite in you, that wants to come out of you, and can come out of no other person on the planet. That’s what you’ve got to share, and that’s as real and important as the fact that you’re alive. We were able, at a really young age, to somehow protect each other so we could feel that. The world at large, careerism, money, magazines, your parents, the people at the rock club in your town, other kids, nothing is going to give you that message, necessarily. In fact, most things are going to lead you away from it, sadly, because humanity is really confused at the moment. But you wouldn’t exist if the universe didn’t need you. And any time I encounter something beautiful that came out of a human somewhere, that’s them, that’s their own soul. That’s just pure, whatever its physicality is, if the person can play piano, if they can’t play piano, if they’re tone deaf, whatever it is, if it’s pure, it hits you like a sledgehammer. It fills up your own soul, it makes you want to cry, it makes you glad you’re alive, it lets you come out of you. And that’s what we need: we desperately need you.
High-Five Boats Rounding The Southern Tip Of Africa, And 4 Other Plans For A Perfect Day In Cape Town
If you’ve only got 24 hours in Cape Town, here are the things you absolutely have to do!
1. Eat a plate of microwaved cut-up hot dogs and eggs: Tourists flock to the capital of South Africa for its delicious, exotic food scene, but true foodies crave one dish in particular: several sliced-up hot-dog pieces, nuked in a microwave for two minutes, that are served over scrambled eggs with a big bottle of ketchup. It’s packed with protein, totally affordable, and takes only minutes to prepare—why would you ever eat anything else when this exists?
2. High-five boats rounding the southern tip of Africa: Hold your hand out on the southernmost tip of Africa and bam—you’ll immediately feel a satisfying slap from a hand sticking out of a boat that is whipping around the corner at top speeds. Trust us: There is always a long line of ships rounding the corner, and hearing sailors shout “Up top, my man!” never gets old.
3. Take a scenic hike to the top of Cape Point and fall all the way back down: If you’re a more adventurous traveler, there’s nothing more satisfying than hiking to the top of the beautiful seaside cliff known as Cape Point and then immediately falling down a 238-meter cliff to the ocean below. Ideally, you should set aside a full day to explore, fall off the lighthouse, tumble down the jagged rocks, and splash into the water below. The views are absolutely breathtaking!
4. Think about home: Why did you leave home? Africa is so far from home. You miss home. Nothing is familiar here. Your home is literally continents away. All your friends and family are back home. You don’t know anyone in South Africa. Your boss is probably worried about you. Ah shit, coming to Cape Town was a bad idea. Goddamn it.
5. Look at a rock: Sure, it’s just a rock, but’s it’s a rock in Cape Town.