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Jack: in 3 parts

I thought I’d type up my Jack theory in a nutshell. So here it is, peeps!

By way of introduction to this topic: I have felt from very early on that this baby, more powerful than even Cas can imagine, could be born with the capacity and the power to unite and, more than anything else, to bring balance between Heaven, Hell and Earth.

Recently I had a Eureka! moment with regards to how all of these things fit together, especially the “paradise” that baby Nephi showed Cas, and I thought I’d outline my ideas here, summarising a much longer post that can be read here.

Let’s take a look at the 3 parts that make up Jack’s personality, and my deeper reasons for feeling Jack as a Miracle Worker rather than Destroyer of Worlds would benefit the narrative itself:

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Heaven - represented in the innocence of the Unborn Baby Nephi

  • The baby that rejected the evil of Dagon, who wanted to raise him to bring only suffering to the world
  • The baby that chose Castiel “almost human” Angel of the Lord as it’s Protector
  • The baby that (in my recent theorising) could very well have sent Cas a vision of Paradise on Earth, a place in exact opposition to what Dagon/Lucifer desired, because baby Nephi’s innocence and Heavenly ties informed its own perception of what Paradise should be.
  • Meaning: the baby acted on pure angelic instinct, not knowing anything about the concept of Free Will, or how this version of Paradise would take away the very essence of faith itself: i.e. choosing to believe
  • However, baby Nephi connected with Cas’ humanity - this tells us that the baby is not opposing humanity, merely lacking in education, lacking the guidance that Dean (and, yes, Sam) has represented for Cas
  • And the baby is not opposing guidance, because he showed recognition at Cas’ questioning Kelly on who would be strong enough to keep the baby from evil influences. I would hope that this bodes well for the future

But getting to that future is a different matter…

Hell - represented in Newborn Jack, he of the glow-y daddy Devil eyes.

  • I sincerely hope - and want to believe - that this Newborn Jack will be an echo - if not a proper reflection - of Jesse (the not yet grown antichrist of 5x06 - a Dabb episode), meaning Newborn Jack will not be “evil” but rather volatile, unpredictable and, yes, dangerous, but not irredeemable 
  • Possibly he’s high on power
  • Possibly he’ll reflect Dean’s “Just because you can do what you want, doesn’t mean you get to do whatever you want” speech to Cas in 6x20
  • This is Jack’s darkest side, after all. This is the side that needs to be talked down, the side that - more than any - needs the guidance of TFW, because if this powerful being is ever to learn self-control, and learn it through a real sense of compassion, honesty and love, it has to connect to the third part of Jack

The tools for learning and for connecting were left to Jack by his mother…

Humanity - given to us visually by this mural painted on the nursery wall.

  • We end S12 on a rather ominous image: the mural is in darkness and crouched by it, with that pretty scary smile on his mouth, is Newborn Jack. But I hope (and want) the mural to be visually showing us exactly what is happening in the narrative at this point and what to expect for the start of S13, which is that Newborn Jack is a threat - and what fun would it be if he wasn’t?
  • This visual of the mural in darkness also tells us what we should want for the narrative to strive towards: that mural bathed in light 
  • Because the mural does not represent the “paradise” that baby Nephi showed Cas - it represents Kelly’s HOPE and LOVE and FAITH in her child possessing the ability to “be good for this world”: the mural is a visual representation of Jack’s Humanity
  • Jack’s Humanity needs to be brought to the forefront if he is to find balance within himself, but he can’t possibly find balance while his humanity is in shadow
  • The reason his humanity is in shadow is this: the two parts to this powerful being that we’ve so far experienced - baby Nephi (Heaven) and Newborn Jack (Hell) - have no understanding of Humanity, so far these two parts to Jack only possess the capacity to understand it, and so Jack will need guidance by someone strong enough to raise this miracle worker right
  • Jack finding balance within himself is the key to him restoring the balance between Heaven and Hell, which will lead to balance on Earth and, furthermore, to cosmic balance throughout the universe

Of course, the mere possibility of the number 3 in relation to Jack is what makes my brain crackle, as it’s been so prevalent all of S12, and because of how it’s so tied to TFW, and how Jack - by extension - represents everything TFW needs to go through themselves to finally become a unit that will be unstoppable. 

Once these three men find balance within themselves and let go of all the emotional baggage, all the self-doubt, all the need for control, the codependency, the lack of open communication - once they begin to be completely honest with themselves, then they can begin to completely honest with each other, and once that happens, once we reach that point, there will be rainbows, and sunlight, and the tree of life rooting itself into the Good in Jack. 

Man, would I just rejoice if these musings land at least in the ballpark of where we’re actually heading with this narrative on this amazing, exhilarating, beautiful TV show! I want my freaking rainbows, guys! I want them real bad!

Nightmare

This is my literal nightmare from last night, so if that kind of thing bothers you, stop reading now.

The dream starts off like a cell phone video. A woman snorts a white line of powder.

A baby is crying in the background, clearly a newborn.

You finally see the baby when the mom brings her into the shot, placing some of the white powdered under the baby’s nose.

The baby immediately stops crying. The woman laughs. From the other side of the phone, a man laughs too.

The rest of the dream is a montage of short clips. I’m there when CPS removes the baby. I watch the mother fall apart with grief and fear. I see them arrested, sentenced.

And I can’t take care of the baby.

Here’s where it stops being nightmare and starts being real. After the toddler’s case is finished, we’re done fostering. Maybe not forever. Certainly for several years. I’ve been looking forward to the break, excited about having a sense of control over my own plans that I haven’t had in the six years we’ve been fostering.

But I’ve also spent months grieving, which I think was entirely what this dream was about. As awful as foster parenting can be, it’s something worth doing. We’ve given a safe place to kids who need one. We’ve advocated for them and helped them heal. How do you stop doing that? How are we supposed to stop doing that?

lynn8dabeast92-blog  asked:

How about that scene where baby groot brings the toe. Like when he brings the other stuff its just stuff, but when he shows up with the toe hes like the happest little thing there is. Like this is my kill, i offer it to you. And both yondu and rocket are like '...well that just happened...' best scene in my opinion (just about every scene with groot rocket and yondu are the best =3)

I love that scene! Rocket being like “um…. do you guys like have these hanging around?” And Yondu’s really awkward nod as they agree not to talk about it! I loved that part.

Only baby Groot scene I don’t like is when he’s in the place where egos brain is and he’s crying like a normal baby I died.

anonymous asked:

Its so cringeworthy people are bringing baby stuff to wanda at sherlocked :$

Oooooooh!  Did she get lots of onesies?  *cringes*

I- I just can’t get over Zuko and his arc. Everything he did - everything - was out of this insane drive to prove everyone wrong, to prove that he was worth something, and it amazes me that he never realized just how valuable he already was. 

His sister tells him ‘You waste all your time playing with knives. You’re not even good!’ and he masters dual swords.

Originally posted by tim5555

His sister is a prodigy and he’s told he’ll never catch up. He learns from dragons. He trains the Avatar. He takes her down (with the help of a very skilled waterbender)

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He’s left behind by his mother, cast out by his father, hunted by his sister, and Zuko still learns unconditional love. 

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His father tells him he’s worthless and unloved, that he was ‘lucky to be born,’ and he becomes a man that the world is proud of. 

Originally posted by avatarwaterbender

Anything his family said to him, he managed to turn around and build on it. He thrived on it, exploded from it, turned all the negativity into a positive path and it’s just… it’s amazing.

There’s just no end to my love for this character. No fucking end. 

Bonus: The weak, banished prince has fangirls for all the ages. Take that, Ozai.

Originally posted by chatnoirs-baton

I had a dream last night I had a daughter and I brought her to a MBMBAM live show and got to bring her up to the boys and ask “how would you rate this baby?” And Griffin yelled into his mic “you want me to RATE your BABY? Your INFANT? Your actual HUMAN CHILD?”

Lance should write a ‘why my boyfriend is crying’ list bc let’s face it. Shiro would.

‘saw one of those dog rescue videos’

‘Pidge did something she was really proud of so he was really proud of her’

‘saw an emotional ad. For a refrigerator’

‘my baby nephew sneezed and it was way too cute’

‘mama said he was a handsome boy and all her friends agreed with her’

‘Keith was in touch with his emotions for a whole 20 seconds’

  • Oswald: Im here to kill you!
  • Edward: Because I didn't love you!
  • Oswald: What? No! It's because you-
  • Edward: You love me! I get it!
  • Oswald: Will you just-
  • Edward: God stop bring up how much you love me! Grow up!
  • Oswald: It's because you shot me you green idiot!
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Sara Lance + Vowing Not to Alter Time / Reality

anonymous asked:

I'm new to this ship. So I kind of wonder why Dinah is the captain? Did she ever confirm Camren?

Let me introduce you to our wonderful captain Dinah Jane

Her run for the position of Captain started in 2013 with this tweet:

She was then officially elected Captain of the ship after this wonderful twitter exchange with Lauren’s boyfriend at the time :

Like the wonderful Captain that she is, Dinah knows about Camren’s finest literature and has read “Trials and Tribulations” :

Of course over the years our Captain has been keeping the ship afloat by bringing our babies closer and obviously keeping the secret (as best as she could 😂 )  :

She also gave us one of the biggest Camren proof that ever was, the famous Camren cuddling snapchat:

She herself confirmed her status as Captain many times :


It was also confirmed by co-captain Chelsea Briggs :

Talking about our wonderful co-captain, let me introduce you to her as well

She was elected co-captain after two events, the first, this interview where she shamelessly busted two Camren shippers :

And of course that famous red carpet interview where she had the balls to ask Camila and Lauren directly about Camren (bless her) :

After that Chelsea has been a consistent amazing co-captain when Dinah couldn’t navigate the ship (for obvious reasons), because Chelsea is a Camren shipper and she’s not afraid to show it :

Anyhooo, our wonderful Captains have been running this ship for years now, and we can all agree on one thing :