blind rabbit

For everyone that’s going to watch the solar eclipse tommorow, please take some precautions. Some of these are very important, some not so much. I just want to share a few of the things that could happen. If you know any more, please add them onto this post.

1) DO NOT, AND I REPEAT, DO NOT, DIRECTLY LOOK AT THE ECLIPSE WITHOUT ECLIPSE GLASSES. YOU CAN AND WILL PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR EYES, AND EVEN GIVE YOURSELF PERMANENT BLINDNESS. Remember, you will be looking directly at THE SUN. If you don’t own eclipse glasses, the eclipse will be shown on television, and many places will be hosting eclipse viewing parties, and most will provide eclipse glasses for you to use.

2) PLEASE PROTECT YOUR PETS. Keep your pets indoors, and make sure they can’t look directly at the eclipse. Once again, IT’S THE SUN. If looked at without proper eye protection, it WILL cause vision problems, possibly later down the line. I don’t want to have to be told that my dog, my cats, or my rabbit went blind because of the eclipse, and I don’t want any of you to have to actually be told that.

3) PHOTOS AND VIDEOS. Unless you are 100% sure, no doubt in your mind, definitely sure that your camara is strong enough to document the eclipse, DON’T TRY. The eclipse can permanently damage or destroy a camara, and it will be useless from then on. THAT INCLUDES PHONES. Just don’t do it.

Please, spread this around, add on more warnings, stay safe. This is a literal once in a lifetime experience, and I don’t want it ruined for anyone.

anonymous asked:

I'm new to SPN and a friend turned me onto your wonderful blog. We were talking about the early seasons and imagining what characters whom we meet later on in the series were doing in their lives at the same timeframe before we meet them. For example, after John died and went to Hell, at what point do you think Heaven jumpstarted their paradise plan? Meaning parallel to what early season episodes do you think Castiel's garrison got the orders to rescue Dean from Hell instead of John?

Hi there! And WHEEE! Welcome! Glad to have you here! :)

I was almost positive I’d made a post at some point in the past laying out the timeline for all this sort of “pre-Canon” stuff, but I think I’m just conflating maybe 15 or 20 different posts I’ve made over the years into one giant lumpy mountain of how I understand the events leading up to the series, and have never actually typed it out this way specifically, so I’m gonna go ahead and give it a shot.

Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but this is gonna be An Undertaking, so here goes:

I think Heaven “jumpstarted their Paradise plan” LONG before John died and went to hell in 1.22. I mean… LOOOOOOONG before…

Granted, that’s all established through revelations made in later seasons, but it all works retroactively. I mean, even the revelations made up through s12 about Mary, revelations we got during the MoC era in s9 and s10, revelations about Chuck and Amara in s11… they all serve to stretch the root causes of the entire Apocalypse back to the beginnings of Creation.

I guess that’s taking it back a little too far for the purposes of your question, but it does serve as a barometer for just how vast the scope of these events really is in-universe. Let me try and scale it back to the Apocalypse itself, since that’s specifically what you’re asking about here.

We learn in the early seasons that the demons “have plans” for Sam. Vague, ominous plans.

We learn in s3 that they had plans for Dean, as well… sending him to Hell. Throughout s4 we learn bits and pieces of what the demons’ larger plans entail– that they intend to break Lucifer out of his cage. We also begin to learn that while many angels believe they’re working to STOP Lucifer from getting free, other angels WANT Lucifer to be freed (Uriel, Zachariah, et. al.). Then at the end of s4, oopsie, Sam accidentally breaks Lucifer out while believing he was doing the one thing that would PREVENT Lucifer from breaking out…

Enter the True Vessel storyline… because this is where we begin to understand just how far back the scheming of Heaven and Hell goes. GENERATIONS back from Sam, Dean, and John Winchester.

From 5.01:

Zachariah: What, you thought you could actually kill Lucifer? You simpering wad of insecurity and self-loathing? No. You’re just a human, Dean. And not much of one.
Dean: What do you mean, I’m the sword?
Zachariah: You’re Michael’s weapon. Or, rather, his… receptacle.
Dean: I’m a vessel?
Zachariah: You’re the vessel. Michael’s vessel.
Dean: How? Why—why me?
Zachariah: Because you’re chosen! It’s a great honor, Dean.
Dean: Oh, yeah. Yeah, life as an angel condom. That’s real fun. I think I’ll pass, thanks.

From 5.03:

Lucifer: Sam. My heart breaks for you. The weight on your shoulders, what you’ve done, what you still have to do. It is more than anyone could bear. If there was some other way… but there isn’t. I will never lie to you. I will never trick you. But you will say yes to me.
|Sam: You’re wrong.
Lucifer: I’m not. I think I know you better than you know yourself.
Sam: Why me?
Lucifer: Because it had to be you, Sam. It always had to be you.

They’re both “chosen.” Which leads one to believe that no matter what Alistair told Dean in 4.16 about John having been tortured and never breaking in Hell– that DEAN breaking in Hell was what “broke the first seal”– was ALWAYS the plan, from long before John sold his soul for Dean. It makes John’s deal just one more push for Dean to make the same deal for Sam at the end of s2.

Sort of reminiscent of what Zachariah told Adam in 5.18:

ZACHARIAH: Hey, don’t get me wrong. You’ve been a hell of a sport, really. Good stuff. But the thing is, you’re not so much the “chosen one” as you are…a clammy scrap of bait.
ADAM: No…but what about the stuff that you said? I’m supposed to fight the devil.
ZACHARIAH: Mmm, not so much. Hey, if it’s any consolation, you happen to be the illegitimate half-brother of the guy we do care about. That’s not bad, is it?
ADAM: So you lied…about everything.
ZACHARIAH: We didn’t lie. We just avoided certain truths to manipulate you.

(and can I tell you HOW USEFUL this one simple exchange is on a meta level? how many times the show has used this exact device in order to fill in blanks and expand past canon? because they use it A LOT)

So in this metaphor, John is in Adam’s position here… he was the clammy scrap of bait, the object lesson and role model for Dean (i.e. the guy they do care about).

We also get a good bit of exposition on this from Gabriel in 5.08:

GABRIEL: You do not know my family. What you guys call the apocalypse, I used to call Sunday dinner. That’s why there’s no stopping this, because this isn’t about a war. It’s about two brothers that loved each other and betrayed each other. You’d think you’d be able to relate.
SAM: What are you talking about?
GABRIEL: You sorry sons of bitches. Why do you think you two are the vessels? Think about it. Michael, the big brother, loyal to an absent father, and Lucifer, the little brother, rebellious of Daddy’s plan. You were born to this, boys. It’s your destiny! It was always you! As it is in heaven, so it must be on earth. One brother has to kill the other.
DEAN: What the hell are you saying?
GABRIEL: Why do you think I’ve always taken such an interest in you? Because from the moment Dad flipped on the lights around here, we knew it was all gonna end with you. Always.

They always knew it was gonna end with Sam and Dean Winchester.

Hence what the cupid told them in 5.14:

Cupid: Oh, mostly they don’t. You know, certain bloodlines, certain destinies. Oh, like yours.
Sam: What?
Cupid: Yeah, the union of John and Mary Winchester–Very big deal upstairs, top priority arrangement. Mm.
Dean: Are you saying that you fixed-up our parents?
Cupid: Well, not me, but… Yeah. Well, it wasn’t easy, either. Ooh, they couldn’t stand each other at first. But when we were done with them–Perfect couple.
Dean: Perfect?
Cupid: Yeah.
Dean: They’re dead!
Cupid: I’m sorry, but… the orders were very clear. You and Sam needed to be born. Your parents were just, uh…meant to be. A match made in Heaven- Heaven!

Sam and Dean needed to be born, their parents needed to meet and fall in love. How many generations of their family had been set up by cupids in order to bring about this “destiny?” Because Michael gives some pretty chilling context on that one in 5.13:

DEAN: How’d you get in my dad, anyway?
MICHAEL: I told him I could save his wife, and he said yes.
DEAN: I guess they oversold me being your one and only vessel.
MICHAEL: You’re my true vessel but not my only one.
DEAN: What is that supposed to mean?
MICHAEL: It’s a bloodline.
DEAN: A bloodline?
MICHAEL: Stretching back to Cain and Abel. It’s in your blood, your father’s blood, your family’s blood.

and after Michael and Dean debate about the nature of Destiny versus Free Will (guess which side of the argument Dean defends? And which side Michael inflexibly sticks to? Yeah… there’s reasons Dean will never say yes to him…):

MICHAEL: Think of a million random acts of chance that let John and Mary be born, to meet, to fall in love, to have the two of you. Think of the million random choices that you make, and yet how each and every one of them brings you closer to your destiny. Do you know why that is? Because it’s not random. It’s not chance. It’s a plan that is playing itself out perfectly. Free will’s an illusion, Dean. That’s why you’re going to say yes.

(reminder: Dean never said yes. Granted he almost did a few times, but Cas stopped him once and Sam stopped him the other time, so… that’s where free will conquered destiny)

(second reminder, this is also the episode that coined the phrase “Team Free Will,” which has recently become so important again toward the end of s12…)

So, yeah. In the context of the apocalypse, John had been a pawn in the machinations of Heaven and Hell, just as much as Mary had been. Just as much as Sam and Dean and Cas were… but it was all because they were all playing their roles in the “destiny” set out for them at the beginning of creation.

So, yeah… I think the plans were in place long before John made that deal in 1.22. The angels never had a plan to rescue John. He may have been adjacent to the guy they needed to Do The Thing, but he was definitely not the guy they needed to Do The Thing. Just like Adam serving as Michael’s vessel in 5.18 (BAIT!), and just like John having served as Michael’s vessel in 5.13 (LURE!).

I made a much shorter post recently *searches own blog for 20 minutes getting detoured down four blind alleys and a rabbit hole* that sort of touches on this as well that might be of interest to this discussion:

I hope this helps! And I also feel like this post serves as an object lesson in understanding how all “retcons” aren’t terrible. Some retcons improve past canon to vast degrees. Because technically ALL of this is one huge retcon. And it’s beautiful! :P

ETA: This doesn’t even touch on the stuff we learned in s8, specifically 8.12 about Henry Winchester, how he disappeared from John’s life when he was a child, how Abaddon had nearly derailed these plans for the Apocalypse by messing with the fate of the True Vessels… how the Winchesters AND Campbells were always Men of Letters or Hunters, how they’d all had this long history of dealing with the supernatural, how they’d jumped through time on multiple occasions to interfere with the supernatural… I swear it all makes sense in my head, how this all connects up into a vast timeline stretching from Chuck locking Amara away at the beginning of creation, the choices made by Michael and Lucifer dealing with the earliest humans– and the choices made by Cain and Abel that set their family irrevocably on this path… How generations of their family had been manipulated or coerced into “playing their roles” to bring them all up to that moment when Dean broke the first seal in hell and Sam broke the last seal on Lucifer’s cage, and how they were then able to take that destiny and rip up the ending with the help of a fallen angel and an old drunk. :’) that’s honestly why I keep watching this show.


Now before you guys get on my case, let me clear something up about the first image. By Sin, this goes under basic NSFW for me. In other words: Foul Language, Gore, or sexual things. Basically any blog catagorized as Adult Oriented.

The reason I decided to do this is to warn minors visually that this isn’t the kind of content that they should be following! Neat, right?

So far I only have 3 accounts with this, one for foul language and gore, and the other for very sensitive topics. The third one is not open to you guys really bc that one is definitely nsfw.

As you can tell, the visual personality for these two sonas are even different. That’s because the new one reflects my entire personality, while the other only reflects the positive. They are both bat based, but the regular is part goat while the sin is part rabbit.

Let me explain the rabbit-bat. She signifies even the parts like fear. I’m generally a person that’s scared to take my problems with others, and if cornered about them I lash out. Rabbits can blind predators if they feel cornered, they’re not as nice as you think. Both rabbits and bats are nocturnal, and I don’t sleep much at night. I also have a very particular sense of humor involving music. My hearing is also generally good as long as I’m not blasting music in my ears, and I’m literally the only one in my family who doesn’t use glasses. I’ve owned about 4 rabbits, and when me and my best friend apologized after our first fight, a bat flew by between us. Bats and rabbits mean a lot to me.



“Someone’s slipping through the hidden door
Snow White’s stitching up your circuit-board
No more dreaming of the dead as if death itself was undone
No more calling like a crow for a boy, for a body in the garden”

Took some pictures outside of my dad’s house, because listening to “Lungs” on repeat inside my head inspired me to wake up before the day got too hot. 

Xena throws her chakram: all enemies within a mile radius are disarmed, the slaves are freed, the blind can see, twelve rabbits give their lives for dinner, a convenient fire starts nearby, a souffle appears from thin air, the Eiffel Tower rises from nothing, a small forest is turned into a get-away lodge, and suddenly Caesar gets a cold chill.

So I’ve been watching Chuck again, and I gotta say, the thing this show has going for it, besides … . ya, know

Fucking Yvonne Stahovski

Is that it has arguably one of the greatest soundtracks in TV history. For real, I don’t know another show that so consistently has such great music. Scrubs was close, but I think Chuck used the music more effectively.  There are times when the soundtrack saves the show, places where the writing falters in the show, but the soundtrack totally saves it, creates emotion in scenes that need it. I just went through and picked a handful of songs that crushed me while I was watching:

1. 3 Rounds and a sound - Blind Pilot (Season 3 episode 22)

2. Daddy’s gone – Glasvegas (Season 2 Episode 8) (Only the live version, huge difference)

3. Miss Friday – Nico Stay (season 4 Episode 9)

4. Keep yourself warm – frightened rabbit (season 2 episode 7)

5. Living a lie – Daniel Zott (Season 3 Episode 8)

6. Creature Fear - Bon Iver (Season 2 Episode 1)

7. Skinny love - Bon Iver (Season 2 episode 3)

8. Fake empire – the National (Season 2 Episode 3)

9. In my sleep – Austin Hartley leanard (Season 3 episode 11)

10. Weight of the World – Editors (Season 1 episode 6)

11. Christmas tv – slow club (Season 2 episode 22)

Also, even though I don’t think they ever played it, this show got me to listen to Arcade Fire - Funeral, because, in the words of Chuck: “It’s like an auditory aphrodisiac”

Ryan Wrecker

AU: Over On Wrecker’s Street

Words: 669

The fearless, bold man with the grey bandana wrapped around his head. Also known as the Blind Rabbit, Ryan is the owner and bartender of one of Los Santos’ famous pubs, the Rabbit’s Den. With an old, Victorian era theme, this bar was passed down through the Wrecker family generation after generation.

  Having grown up with this place as a second home of Ryan’s, his first job was working along side his brother and sister, his father behind the sleek wooden bar counter.

He knew the whole layout. The college football players would always sit at the twelve seater table by the window, close enough to the bar for refills of beer and always a good angle of the big screen television.
  The kind group of women who came in every Friday night in pretty dresses and beautiful makeup to have some wine always sat at the far right side of the counter, which had a straight-on view of the small, two-feet-high stage.
   A gang of bikers didn’t roll through town all the time, but they always visited Den. They’d park their bikes right by the entrance, close to the walking path. An tall, burly biker named Brutus was one of by the nicest people Ryan have ever met in the pub. Brutus even gave him a worn-out, seven-sizes-too-big leather jacket.

  Of course, Ryan didn’t remain at the bar forever. About two years after he graduated high school, he began working at a garage. Jason’s Auto, to be exact. Ryan had met his greatest friends at that garage, still in contact with them today.

His career in engineering came to an abrupt stop. Think four years ago, a young, energetic Ryan Wrecker replacing a customer’s car’s heat exchangers. Merely half an hour into the job, give or take, a coworker comes up to his station. His coworker instructs that it was no use repairing the engine if it was still in the vehicle.

Without Ryan’s consent, his peer calls over other engineers and before he knew it, the engine was being hooked up to the crane.

  “Lifting it up..”
“Watch your head, Dennis.”
“Roll up the wheeler, will ya?”
“Watch it, watch it!”

  The crane’s rusted steel arm twisted and crunched under the pressure of the engine. The support straps snapped, and shouts echoed across the garage.

“Wrecker, watch out!”

Ryan tried to block the flying pieces of metal with his forearms, but it was one moment too late. He was knocked back, a piece of shattered intake pipe launching into his left eye. He fell, landing on his back, blood dripping down his face.

   The hospital wasn’t the greatest thing in the world. His nurse was sweet, a man with an undecided accent in his early twenties. Ryan was told by his nurse that because of the injury, his eye was hopeless for recovery. Doctors removed it, but failed to find a healthy replacement. His left eye was an unusable glass ball, basically.
  An infection had spread to his right eye, which was to make Ryan fully blind in approximately a month. He wasn’t too happy about this.

He had to give up his job at Jason’s. But that didn’t lessen his confidence. He went to the first person he knew who had a spot for him.
  “Hey, dad?”

  A year later, after the incident, his father passed away. Struck with such grief, Ryan fell into depression. It was until the funeral, where his dad’s will was read out to the relatives. His mind vanished into the abyss at the moment, so much he didn’t listen to a word the reader was saying until his name was spoken.

  “…And to Ryan Wrecker, my eldest son. I pass on ownership of the Rabbit’s Den pub into his hands, and for him to finally work behind the counter.”

  When Ryan later stepped into the Rabbit’s Den for the first time without his father’s presence, a thought dawned apon him.
“This place is mine.”

anonymous asked:

What song would you say best fits OUAT Wendy Darling?

                   specifically for ouat’s version, i would suggest blinding and rabbit heart by florence + the machine, sweet dreams by emily browning, once upon a dream by lana del rey, and paradise by coldplay. if you wanted something more instrumental, i’d suggest lily’s theme or mercedes’ lullaby ( or really anything from the pan’s labyrinth soundtrack ).

and i know you feel it too

requested by @thesaverofworlds

basically just what happened between philip and lukas after the water/lake scene from 1x07

Philip is shocked when Lukas sits down next to him. It’s an act of kindness he’s never seen from Lukas. He doesn’t push, or try harder to get Philip to come into the water. He just sits down beside him, probably freezing his ass off, and wraps his arms around his knees.

“My mom used to take me swimming. I used to stay under for so long it freaked her out.” Lukas says, eyes on the water.

“What was she like?” Philip asks.

Lukas’ pauses, his lips curling up slightly, eyes glazing over.

“She smelled like flowers. She had a really soft voice. She was kind. She used to sing. She was good at it, too. She was always singing, or humming.” He says.

“Dad was, too. But when she died, it was like….like she took music with her.”

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