benedict and i are going to have lots of babies

In my head, the actors and actresses I love are placed in specific categories. I’m going to try and include all of the ones I adore.

Adorable-respectable set: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Chris Eccleston, Arthur Darvill, Tom Hiddleston

Adorable babies I love endlessly: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles,

Adorable cuties who are delicious: David Tennant, Mark Pellegrino, Mark Sheppard, Paul McGann

Adorable babies who are superior to all others: Peter Capaldi

anonymous asked:

in 11x01 "you only live once", in 11x02 "dean deserves a life" and sam is told that they can't keep coming back to life, in 11x03 dean is told to "get a life", in 11x04 sam and dean talk about a "normal life" and sam tells dean to "live a little" - all this talk about life and living. do you think it's foreshadowing "life" for dean?

Hey anon,

what a great set of quotes to see next to each other; thank you!

First of all, these quotes brilliantly highlight the way Sam and Dean are being contrasted. Sam constantly being given death references and Dean ones of life and it is one of many ways the contrast between the brothers is being set up and I think the show might be heading for a place where the change they need to make in their relationship that Sam acknowledged in Out of the Darkness into the Fire will be brought about in this contrast between the two of them. 

“Life” for Dean is a complicated issue. On the one hand, he seems to have given up entirely on the idea of the apple-pie domestic life, but as Sam rightly pointed out, while marriage and a white-picket fence is highly unlikely and after Lisa probably not something Dean would ever want to try again, there is the option of a life of romance in the hunter setting.  (read this wonderful meta for more on that). So, yes, on a personal level, these allusions to life for Dean could be foreshadowing his version of settling.

When it comes to Dean and “life” though, in this particular season, I don’t think it unlikely that we need to look at it on a grander scale.

Since Bob singer mentioned at JiB that they are looking for ways to depict God on the show, the question has been not if God is going to return, but how God is going to return. Now, with Chuck appearing at the end of Fan Fiction last year, and then also making the very deliberate choice to use his voice-over to introduce Baby that door is certainly open - and god knows I would love to see Rob Benedict on the show again.

But I’m also intrigued by the idea of the concept of God as a creator, or life-giver in this context. As I said in a response to this post, Dean has always been depicted with a lot of Christ allusions around him, but this year that seems to have kicked into overdrive. And so when after God’s introduction of the most important object in the universe, we have Dean cleaning said object with behind him in rapid succession a star, a halo and a stairway to Heaven, I am left wondering if maybe, maybe, where the show might take us is a scenario, where Dean somehow becomes a Vessel for God and so literally becomes a life-giver on a divine level. I had this discussion with @dustydreamsanddirtyscars a few days ago and we both came to the conclusion it is a possibility. In the light of your ask though, I am now seriously wondering whether the foreshadowing you mentioned could be referring this.

And if you will indulge me in one more wild piece of spec that just occurred to me as I was writing this, going back to your contrasting quotes, if we take this reasoning further, I could even see a scenario where Sam becomes the new Death vs Dean as the new God.

But that is crazy beyond wild wild speculation, anon, and I am not unbiased in looking for hints of divine!Dean for a fierce want of it ;-)

Hope that answers your question a bit!