he /thought/ he was in love, but instead actually obsessed... so did ishim think cas was obsessed with dean but hes actually in love 🤔
ask n. 2 “ishim is a monster incapable of healthy love” That’s why I don’t really like that comparison. They got compared to something that wasn’t really love, but more like a stalker obsessed with a poor woman.
(This turned way too long, so here’s a recap: I discuss the comparison between Ishim and Cas /and respective relationships with humans/, which tells us who Cas is by contrast; I also draw a parallel between Ishim and Godstiel, aka Cas’ darkest side – that Cas still managed to overcome on his own, because despite everything he’s always had a good heart and good intentions; also, are we supposed to reconsider the nature - platonic or potentially romantic - of Dean and Cas’ relationship in s6?)
Hello there, my friends! Unfortunately, you have just opened a can of worms, since I was writing some meta on the parallel between Ishim and Cas. To answer the first question, well, yes. Ishim (like many angels) doesn’t understand human feelings and emotions. Not only he’s a manipulative and abusive douchebag, he also lacks the experience to understand what love is (Cas, on the other hand, has been human..). So, when he sees the bond between Dean and Cas, he compares it to what he knows. And what does he know? The love he knows is obsession, rotten to the core; the human he wanted never loved him back; he thinks she made him weaker (and this is just textbook abusive behavior). So when he sees how far Cas has fallen (subtext: for a human), of course he thinks Cas is in his same situation.
You know why we’re meant to stay away from them humans? Hmm? It’s not because we’re a danger to them. They’re a danger to us.
Yeah, he’s talking about both Dean and Sam, but casually Sam is never called Cas’ human weakness (context: we’re talking romantic love, throwback to Metatron saying Cas was in love with… humanity, just to point out one episode later that Cas’ goal was all about saving one human), nor he is in the climatic scene where Ishim goes after humani– erm, Dean (hint: Sam wasn’t supposed to be there because Cas loves Sam, but he’s not in love with Sam).
Now, on to question #2. Too much exposition is deadly to a story. A great way to show who a character is or what
they’ve become is… to contrast them with who they’re not (same goes for relationships).
I can’t stop thinking about the Bas boys all sitting around with the Wild World colouring book: Kyle colouring everything in with mismatching bright colours, Will getting cross with Woody because ‘why can’t you just colour inside the lines?’ whilst Charlie happily finishes the join-the-dots, and Dan can’t even decide what colours to use
my greatest moment was the time where i was batting and i was like “yh im not gonna try hard bc im not wearing sports clothes and i dont wanna get too sweaty” and then these boys made fun of me and motioned each other to narrow the fielding positions and that pissed me off so much that I knocked it out of bounds and then walked around the bases
I see a lot of people saying that because they’ve never sided with the institute/have no interest doing so, they can’t have or keep X6-88 as a companion (and basically, get to know him as a character.)
But if you side with the Railroad you most certainly can.
I think its because when doing Underground Undercover you never actually become “enemies” with the Institute? (x6 lovin pro tip;;; either way in the course of doing that quest you unlock him as a companion after Mankind-Redefined, just go to the SRB………… i’ve literally seen people who sided with the railroad say they never unlocked him and its like……bruh but u have)
& being able to keep him is clearly intentional, considering he can help you during the Railroad’s The Nuclear Option and then has dialogue about you destroying the Institute (only if you take him with you i think), but it is lazily done? Like, he still has all of his Institute related dialogue and basically continues in a similar way to Danse still acting like he’s in the Brotherhood. (and tbh he should have had a whole conversation about it…. and not just a single line of dialogue, wtf……….but whatever….)
So yeah, anyone who didn’t know this and sides/is planning to side with the Railroad now has no excuse not to love, cherish, and protect get to know X6 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯