The Fisher King

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8.3.16 // New American Modernism with Jay Gatz in the morning -
- Old American Modernism with Eliot and his Fishmonger-King -

// p.s today no mimosa, just some Lilacs out of the dead land.
Are you a woman? you’re all year, babe, I suppose //  

Killian, Percival, the Fisher King, the Grail, Excalibur, the Savior

This post is an offshoot from the one I made earlier about the Savior’s birthplace being Agrabah.

Just as a disclaimer, I’m not a religious person, I’m not religiously inclined in the least, I don’t believe in a lot much to my parents’ dismay, and my answer to everything is the Big Bang, because the Big Bang, and also pragmatism. But I do know enough to recognize symbolism when I see it, so of course, research time, and down the rabbit hole.

If you’re not into the religious connotations from season 5 with regard to Killian’s death and subsequent resurrection, which is a word I’ve been impossibly gun shy about using, even though that’s exactly what happened in episode 5x21, if you’re not into the Arthurian Legends and anything to do with religious symbolism/imagery then this post isn’t for you.

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anonymous asked:

Hope third's the charm x) - Hello, I’m sending this to a few authorities on SPN that first popped into my head – since I’m silly excited about a find/idea/crack, and hopeful I’ll stumble upon someone with more knowledge on the matter! - So, episode 12x12. Have you heard of Arthurian and later Christian stories of the Fisher King or Wounded King? These have many variations and authors, so can get confusing, and SPN always takes creative liberty with legends. Fisher Anon 1/3

But to catch some parallels you need only skim the Wikipedia page on Fisher King, especially the Themes chapter. - The Fisher King is pierced by a spear (always magical, poisonous, etc.) in the groin(!), as punishment for forbidden love/breaking the oath of chastity of a bearer of the Holy Grail. This leaves him impotent, his kingdom failing and unable to hunt (only fish). Sometimes there are two kings – one less wounded and fishing, other unable to rise from the bed. Fisher Anon 2/3

He is cured by a knight (or three) who either asks the right questions, stabs him with the spear again or cures him with the blood of the spear (in Christian versions, because Spear of Destiny). ……Obviously, fanciful parallels are weaving around my head, but I very much hope someone will find this intriguing and add insightful coherent stuff! : ) Have a lovely day! (Fisher Anon 3/3)

YAY! I’m so happy to see the first two parts to this! :D

AND YES, I have heard of the Fisher King. I find this line of thought fascinating!

Castiel has been threatened with this very type of wound, as recently as 11.02 when he was being tortured by his “brother” angels… and now in context with the revelation of the angels’ “Most Sacred Oath,” not to lie with humanity or spawn a nephilim, this takes on yet another layer of meaning.

The show has also told us that Dean is in possession of the Spear of Destiny, way back in 8.17 (in the same scene where Dean also discovers the Inner Key of Oz…).

The other parallel that’s occurred to me in that scene where it looks as if Cas is dragging himself across the ground clutching the wound in his abdomen is 8.21. At the end of that episode Sam and Dean find him lying in the middle of the road clutching a very similar wound and begging for help. Based on that reference, I’m very interested to know if we’re headed for a subversion of those events from the end of s8.

Dean’s rejection of Castiel (based on his own feelings of hurt and rejection FROM Cas back in 8.17) led directly to Cas’s quest to atone for his wrongs and left him vulnerable to Metatron’s influence… setting the stage for the Angel Fall Event in 8.23 which resulted in Human Cas… vunlerable and “impotent” as you said, or in this case “powerless” without his grace. He was wounded.

If that is the case now, that we’re finally going to subvert some of the horror from early s9, I am hopeful that the events surrounding his “cure” this time lead him to a different and better resolution.

Throwing this out to the rest of the tumbles for thoughts. :)

One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?”

And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.” 

Defenestrate Yourself (Lin x Reader)

Summary: Political rant??

TW: Politics, swearing

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You sigh. Today was the day that Donald Trump would become the president of the United States. You were not nearly as lucky as your husband and had to work with Americans who voted for him.

You walk down the halls of your office, holding your binders as close to you as you can. You ignore your boss in a “Make America Great Again” hat, and you bite your tongue as one of your co-workers says that he doesn’t understand why people are protesting.

You set your binder down and immediately open your laptop, pulling on headphones as soon as you can. You start transferring numbers from the paper into the computer, ignoring anyone who tries to talk to you.

You finish almost all your work by lunch.

“Hey, (Y/N), we’re watching the inauguration in the break room, if you want to join us.”

You smile sweetly at the woman who poked her head into the room. “I’d love to, but I was planning on calling my husband.”

She returns the smile and walks away.

You groan and FaceTime Lin, who picks up immediately. “Hey, baby!” He smiles enthusiastically.

You giggle at his happy face on the screen. “I wish I had your enthusiasm.”

He laughs. “How are you?”

You sigh. “That asshat is becoming president today.”

His face falls. “Oh. Right.”

You bite the inside of your cheek. “Yeah. At least you don’t have to be here for it.”

He sighs. “I wish you were here.”

You shrug. “I know.”

“Let’s talk about literally anything else. I can’t stand to think about him.”

You laugh. “How’s filming going?”

His eyes light up while he tells you about every detail. “I can’t wait for you to see it.”

You smile sweetly. “I still have vacation days from last year. I’d love to visit you.”

He jumps up. “Oh! That’d be amazing!”

You giggle. “So, you’d be okay with that?”

“Of course! That’d make my life great again.”

You glare at him. “Defenestrate yourself.”

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 guy goes to work every day, eight hours a day, seven days a week. Gets his nuts so tight in a vice that he starts questioning the very fabric of his existence. Then one day, ‘bout quitting time, Boss calls him into the office and says, “Hey Bob, whyncha come on in here and kiss my ass for me, will you?” Well, he says, “Hell with it. I don’t care what happens, I just want to see the expression on his face as I jab this pair of scissors into his arm.”

Then he thinks of me. He says, “Waitaminit. I got both my arms, I got both my legs. At least I’m not begging for a living. Sure enough, Bob’s gonna put those scissors down and pucker right up. See, I’m what you call kind of a "moral traffic light”, really. I’m like sayin’, “Red! Go no further! Boooo-ee boooo-ee boooo-ee…”