So someone who read my Sam and Lucifer post mentioned that he did the same thing to Gadreel, so I went back and looked and there’s definitely a difference between how he treats Gadreel and how he treats Lucifer.
Now, to be fair, the first time Sam really encounters Gadreel, they’ve cuffed him to a chair and Dean’s getting ready to torture him for info. And in that context, Sam decks him in the fucking face. #noregrets
Sam then leaves Dean to his torturing in order to go check on Cas, who’s missing. Which brings up another point: I don’t think Sam and Dean are separate for any part of 11.22.
Anyway, after the haymaker, Sam checks out until the prisoner exchange and then we see this:
Eye contact and glaring. Sam’s on edge but more than that, he’s pissed.
Sam and Gadreel don’t see each other after that until Gadreel shows up in the bunker in a nice “I think I should join your group” moment. Then we get this:
This gif makes me sleepy, don’t watch it too long.
Sam sees him, pauses, and then moves sideways, out of the doorway. I’m not sure if that’s because of the layout or if he’s just unwilling to run straight into an unsecured room with confirmed hostiles. Dean and Cas, on the other hand, stand straight up and head straight for Gadreel.
Then we get this, and okay, at this time Dean’s still under the control of the MOC and is about one episode separated from the Deanmon. But Dean heads straight toward Gadreel- eyes up, chin down. He’s on the offensive, immediately. Castiel holds back to see what Gadreel has to say.
Sam’s also getting closer, but he’s turned sideways- he’s making himself a smaller target. He approaches hesitantly. He knows he’s walking toward something dangerous and he’s taking reasonable precautions, but he’s not terrified. He’s staring straight at Gadreel, and he isn’t fidgeting like he does with Lucifer.
In the resulting fight, Gadreel gets hurt pretty bad, and after that, Sam loses whatever fear he had of Gadreel.
The next time he walks into the bunker, Gadreel’s behind him the whole way. He doesn’t even glance back- he’s too concerned about the first blade.
Calling Dean, Gadreel standing there, no fucks given. Not even looking.
A couple minutes later, he’s listening to Gadreel talk. He’s completely still, at ease, listening. He still doesn’t really trust Gadreel, but there’s none of the panicky visceral terror he feels for Lucifer. Which makes sense. Sam never really spent any time around Gadreel- they really only have two scenes together, which I’ve described above. Sam knows he’s bad, but he’s never been with Gadreel while he did the things.
Gadreel did bad things using Sam, but Lucifer did bad things to Sam. There’s a big difference.
but can we please talk about how bloody cute chapter 62 was???
simon sitting next to baz and kissing him, wondering how long Baz has wanted this. about how long he’s wanted this. and then realising he already has a list of things he’s always wanted to do to baz, like TOUCH AND FEEL HIS HAIR.
the cute aftermath of the kiss when simon apologises and baz tells him that it’s fine and to put on his cross
snowbaz holding hands when baz is drawing magic from simon
the fact that simon cannot stop smiling.
the drastically (and yet, subtle) difference in chemistry/atmosphere when they’re in the car
getting back to the pitch manor and they’re just talking by the fire
baz sarcastically saying that they’re friends now, and simon saying that they’re more than that
“one kiss and you think the world is turned upside down.”
“two kisses.” and then sIMON KISSES HIM AGAIN
when they’re just lying on the floor, side by side, and they don’t know what time it is and really don’t seem to care
talking about their sexuality
talking about simon’s list of things he doesn’t think about, and that baz is definitely not on that list
and baz thinking about that and he sounds so freaking happy because this is practically his dream come true
baz KISSING THE MOLE ON SIMON’S CHEEK, THE ONE HE’S WANTED TO KISS SINCE THEY WERE TWELVE.
Literally people are crying over malec’s kiss, right? We have all died and gone to heaven and possibly hell because of these two. But that’s understandable we are the fandom.
There are people who have never even seen Shadowhunters, don’t even know what Shadowhunters is, never heard of the books never heard of the show, don’t care about it all
And they too are in tears over malec’s kiss. These people are still ecstatic that they finally got together.
People have come up to me and told me they are so happy that the glittery stylish guy gets to be with the tall handsome guy from that show that I post about. People have told me they started watching the show because of my posts about malec, people have told me they have no idea who Magnus and Alec are but have become so invested in their relationship and that makes my heart soar over the moon.
Malec isn’t just ours anymore. Malec is no longer the otp of a select group of shippers from a select fandom. It’s literally everyone’s otp now. Malec belongs to us all. It’s touched the hearts of people that don’t even know about it and it’s all thanks to the wonderful writers and the amazing acting of Harry and Matt.
This is why I love Shadowhunters.
The books can reach a lot of people who accept it and read them and get into it and let it take over their lives. But this show has reached people without even trying, without them even knowing.
We are blessed to have these amazing people writing and acting in this show.
A few about six years ago on my birthday, one of my friends gave me one of my favorite coffee-table books: the Super Metroid Guide.
The Super Metroid guide (and other Nintendo guides at the time) weren’t just simple walkthroughs. No, in the Time Before the Internet these guides also served as the primary (and in some cases only) channel for their respective game’s backstory and lore, and there’s one particular piece of Metroid canon shown here that holds a special place in my heart.
You see, Super Metroid was the first game in the series to really treat Samus as an actual character and gave us the first full depiction of Samus without her suit. Now, did they go the obvious route and make Samus a two-dimensional curvaceous waif, using her gender as an excuse to cram in sex appeal coated with a vapid personality?
FUCK. NO. Take a closer look:
Without her suit, Samus is Six-foot-three and two hundred fucking pounds of badass. Not to be outdone, her bio also does sweet-and-savory justice to her character, all within the character limit of a tweet.
“…Even though she weeds out dangerous and evil characters from the galaxy for a living, she truly cares about the safety of all law-abiding life forms.” “She’d rather forgo collecting bounty than to see harm come to an innocent life form. While she has her kind side, she is ruthless in battle!”
Nobody giving her orders, no guilt or other bullshit giving her *cough* “motivation.” Samus does what she does because she fucking chooses to.
It may be short, but it still paints a vivid and relatable portrait of who Samus Aran really is. She kicks ass and takes names for her paycheck, sure, but first-and-foremost she’s a protector of the small.
Can we just appreciate the way that Harry plays Magnus?
Like as soon as he starts to get nervous he plays with his fingers. The second he thinks he may have showed too much vulnerability or made Alec uncomfortable his eyes dart in literally every direction but Alec in the span of like five seconds. The way he shimmies his shoulders side to side when he’s happy or being sassy. His fucking eyebrows! The way he moves his eyebrows when he’s sassing the fuck out of people! His facial expressions! That cute and tiny genuine smile, that ‘completely innocent’ face, his pissed off and 100% done glare, his devilish smirk, his genuine and beaming smile!
The way Harry moves his fingers so gracefully and intricately when Magnus does magic, the way he moves his body to almost glide across the room rather than step like mere mortals. The way he makes it obvious Magnus has had centuries of life burdening him, yet he’s still able to be excitable and full of life. The incredible feeling in his eyes that show so many of Magnus’ inner thoughts and feelings, the subtle way he moves his face when Magnus is conflicted or upset, how he uses his entire body to communicate Magnus’ emotions, from stepping back in physical pain at the news of Alec’s impending wedding to pursuing his lips and lifting his eyebrows when checking Alec out in the training room.
How he makes sure Magnus never touches Alec without permission! How he pulls those outfits and that makeup totally off and owns them! How genuine and fond he is of his character! How lovely and affectionate he is towards the fans! How dedicated and loyal he is to Magnus Bane!
I think we all need to just take a moment and think about how blessed we are to be having Harry as our Magnus.
Also can we please just take a moment to appreciate how great of a Game Dev ConcernedApe is?
The dude is always updating the game for us and listens very carefully to fan feedback and takes every little comment into consideration.
Within 3 MONTHS (technically 2 going by days) he has made numerous updates and added in more content for Stardew Valley than you would have ever expected from any other game developer.
Then we have THIS poll he made on Twitter.
I’m not just talking about the fact he’s making Emily and Shane future candidates (which most of us wanted) but the fact that he has took our wishes into consideration and even gave us a choice between pretty much all the single characters in the game. Examples being; Pam, Marnie, Clint, Linus ect pretty much being really open minded with the concept of either of them being marriageable for us and WILLING to do it.
How many game devs can you say that about? I honestly doubt this would be happening if it was anyone else. Usually in games like this, if you really want to be with a character that you can’t be with, then you have to make do with the fact you’re just gonna need to deal with it and settle with fanart,ect with the rest of the fandom..
This dude DID NOT need to do any of this. He didn’t have to make this poll for us, he doesn’t have to go out of his way to plan and code all this bonus stuff for us (for free, might I add). But he fucking did.
This dude goes out of his way to go on Reddit and listen to our feedback and answers our questions when most would just ignore the fan feedback.
ConcernedApe you are a fucking trooper. I really hope Stardew Valley wins game of the year man. Because you fucking deserve all the love.