can i make a man out of you

anonymous asked:

My cousin just came out as a trans woman. I fully support her decision, and was wondering what to do to make her comfortable as possible? I barely make money at the moment, so should I give her my secondhand clothes? What do you think?

You can certainly offer, but she may just want to get clothes for herself. You could suggest that you both go shopping and take her to some of your favorite places.

I think the most important part is to really respect her pronouns. I drop lots of “dude"s and "man"s in my every day conversation, so this is something I try to keep a handle on when talking to my trans friends. Even though I’m using "dude/man” as a general term for everyone, it’s not a polite pronoun to use around them.

I would also recommend letting her take the lead in discussing being trans. She may feel very overwhelmed by being asked lots of questions already by other friends and family. Allow her to talk about it with you when she’s ready. Focus on spending time with her as you normally would a female cousin or friend, she will love that!

Any of my trans followers want to weigh in? 💖


No matter how Stressed Out I am I always love talking to you. I have a Heavydirtysoul and it often makes me feel that I don’t matter but you are always there for me and I can never thank you enough. We are Fairly Local so we know where to Ride and how to help each other. I know Lane Boy often gets pushed aside and I think he deserves more of the spotlight. I believe that The Judge and the Message Man are the same person but they needed to Polarize so they now appear differently. Sometimes I Doubt myself but never you, you are the Tear In My Heart and I love you a lot. Though we live in different places, I think we have the same Hometown because of the people we’ve met and the places we have lovingly decided to call home, one band did that for all of us. We are all here together as a very spread out family but the clique is our home. I know things around you might be saying to be a Goner and that you don’t matter. But listen, you have to say Not Today because you matter, you are so important and loved. We Don’t Believe What’s On TV because it’s telling us that we aren’t worth it but we know that we are. Stay alive

I finally did it again
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anonymous asked:

hi! so i was wondering if you could write something where the guys s/o tells them that they can't or have difficulty having kids. i hope this makes sense and if you don't want to do it i totally understand! thank you in advance :)


  • as this guy is a family man through and through he will likely feel at least a little disappointed at first 
    • obviously it’s nothing against you it’s just that he’s always kinda had this vision of having his own lil amicitia’s running around the house that are his flesh and blood
  • all he needs is a few moments to take a step back and just slowly realize that not everything will work out the way he has planned in his head though
    • and rather easily he’s able to rework the dream he’d originally
  • after all adoption is always an option


  • unlike gladdy his initial reaction would be to “comfort” you 
    • like you’ve probs known about the whole thing for some time so it’s not like you really have to come to terms with it ya feel? it’s more like he’ll thank you for trusting/telling him
  • Out of all the bros tho I feel like Ignis would be the most…idk…blase about the whole thing??
  • not in like a disrespectful way or anything just that i think he’s rather indifferent about having kids of his own
    • i kinda hc that after essentially raising noctis the novelty of raising his own kids isn’t really there 
    • so ignis would lowkey prefer to just live that married lifestyle where the two of you just use the extra money that not having kids gives you to travel and such
    • #NoKidsNoProblem lmao

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anonymous asked:

I wonder if Bucky have daddy kink? what about seb?

I think it would take Bucky by surprise but he’d really enjoy it. It would stroke his ego soooo much hearing you chanting “harder, daddy!” while he fucked you from behind (cuz he’s an ass man.) And calling him daddy outside of the bedroom? Man, he’d be all for it!

“Daddy can you hand me the remote?”

“Are you hungry, daddy?”

“Here you go, daddy.”

He’d be in love!

I’m not sure about Sebastian, but given that he’s a Leo and they liked being praised I think he’d be more than okay with it. (But wouldn’t admit it) ;) I can see it happening during a heavy make out session on the couch, his hands go down your pants and as soon as his fingers brush against your clit, your whisper “f-fuck, daddy…”

He’d be a bit shocked and pull away, but he’d ask you to say it again and again for him. ;)

foolishly-snowy  asked:

I don't usually give out song recs but holy shit man the song Can I Get a Witness by SonReal makes me think of you every time I hear it??? (Sorry for bothering I just needed to tell u-)

ngkdkf thats funny bc that ongs been stuck in my head for like…. weeks

Inktober for Writers Day 18

18. Waiting

“I could certainly be persuaded,” Stiles languidly said and leaned down, almost into Peter’s personal space, but still maintaining that last bit of distance.

“Is that so?” Peter asked, and leaned back instead of forward like Stiles wanted, crossing his arms behind his head. “And what would it take to persuade you?”

“Apparently nothing you can give me,” Stiles said, disappointment clear in his voice as he straightened back up.

He wanted Peter to make the first move; wanted to see just the tiniest crack in the man’s cool, collected façade, but so far, Peter had thoroughly disappointed him.

Just like he had now, by pulling away from Stiles instead of giving in and just taking what Stiles was so blatantly offering him.


“I thought we said seven,” Stiles rushed out, still dripping wet from his shower, only covered by a towel slung around his waist.

He knew damn well that the pack meeting had been set for six, but no one needed to know that.

“Six,” Peter managed to get out, eyes hungrily roaming over Stiles exposed skin, flitting from his neck over his torso to his happy trail and back again.

“I must have misheard,” Stiles innocently said and then turned around before he dropped the towel.

He was pretty sure Peter made a strangled noise but when he turned to look the man still hadn’t moved towards him.

“Could you hand me that shirt?” Stiles asked, pointing to Peter’s right, but he was yet again disappointed when the shirt hit him in the head, instead of Peter coming closer to hand it to him.

“Hurry up,” Peter told him before he vanished out of Stiles’ window again.

Stiles wondered how much more obvious he would have to get.


“Don’t you ever shut up?” Peter asked him and rolled his eyes.

“Not if someone doesn’t make me,” Stiles shot back, voice teasing and raising an expectant eyebrow at Peter.

“I can certainly punch you in the face,” Peter sweetly said as he leaned closer to Stiles and Stiles groaned.

“Not what I had in mind, actually,” he said and Peter’s face took on that hungry look he got sometimes when he looked at Stiles.

His eyes dropped down to Stiles’ lips, who licked them in response, but then Peter took a step away. Again.

If he kept this shit up, Stiles would end up being the one who made the first move, because this teasing was some bullshit. He just wanted to kiss Peter and he couldn’t believe that Peter made it so difficult for him.

“You were pretty quiet for a second there,” Peter told him with a smug face and Stiles rolled his eyes.

“It could have been longer if you played your damn cards right,” he muttered, but Peter had been distracted by Derek crashing into the loft, quite literally, as he came straight through the wall.

The seduction plans would have to wait as it seemed.


“Maybe you should come closer and demonstrate,” Stiles called out to Peter as he went through the set of attacks and blocks again.

“And what good would that do?” Peter asked from all the way across the room and Stiles almost rolled his eyes.

“I don’t know. I think some hand on hand teaching would make it easier for me to learn,” he said, deliberately fumbling through the sequence he had perfected days ago.

When Peter still didn’t move, Stiles stopped too and turned to face him. If this wouldn’t work he really had to reassess Peter’s interest in him.

“Or, you know, I could just go ask Derek. He is a very hands-on teacher. I bet he would be happy to help me,” Stiles casually said and inspected his hands instead of looking directly at Peter.

He barely managed to suppress his smirk when Peter finally stalked over to him, all controlled power.

“You wouldn’t,” he almost growled and Stiles shrugged.

“I mean, you don’t seem very willing, so,” Stiles trailed off right before Peter was there, crowding him against the wall.

“Maybe I need a different teacher,” Stiles concluded, head held high, neck bared to Peter but not breaking eye contact with him.

“I don’t think so,” Peter lowly said, nosing at his neck.

“Oh, and why is that?” Stiles challenged, fighting the urge to hold on to Peter.

If he wanted this, he should damn well just take it.

Stiles had barely finished that thought before Peter kissed him, hungry and demanding, and Stiles groaned against him.

“Finally,” Stiles breathlessly said when Peter moved down to his neck. “I wondered how long I would have to wait,” he smugly told him. “I was really running out of ideas.”

“You could have just used your words. You are so articulate otherwise,” Peter said against his skin and Stiles shrugged.

“I could have, but where would be the fun in that?”

Peter moved away a bit, just far enough to be able to look at Stiles, who was still smirking at him.

“Where indeed,” Peter mused right before he kissed Stiles again.

This time Stiles didn’t bother to keep his hands to himself.


My woman crush wensday
Celebrity crush-emilia clarke

@alearninglittleone this woman is my other half, my best friend, and partner in crime from the first day we started talking we just instantly clicked she always has my back no matter what and makes me laugh every day she is so sweet and beautiful inside and out. Love you BESTIE

@quaintrellescompendium woman was my very first friend on Tumblr and every day I adore her more and more, she is one tough cookie but also has the biggest heart love you woman

@romanhandsrushing my back and even though we don’t always see eye to eye or we drive eachother crazy in the end it makes us stronger then ever! love you woman

@kittenslittleplayplace this one woman man what can I say she is my biggest fan and is always there when I need a shoulder she is so beautiful inside and out.

@lesliemorae is this lady amazing she is someone I can talk to about anything she is the sweetest woman I know and so funny.

@wilmec wherebdo I even start lol when you need someone’s ass kicked this lady someone I can count on she has a bad ass attitude with a little sassy and sweet if I even need to go on a bitch rampage I can always talk to her.

I just barely started talking to these beautiful ladies but I already adore them they are fun to talk to and support me in every way.

I might not talk everyday but that doesn’t make you any less important you woman are beautiful and amazing when we do get to chat we have some crazy and fun conversation I love you ladies.

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You worked with Tupac Shakur a few years after that on Gridlock’d.What was your impression of him?

Tim Roth: I adored him. I initially didn’t want him for the role – it just shows my white ignorance. I was just this pasty-faced London boy who didn’t know who he was, despite the fact that he’d gone double platinum by that point, I think. But what happened was, I was attached to the project and we had another actor who was interested in the role, then backed out at the last minute. So we suddenly found ourselves without a second lead. Tupac’s name came up – “He’s a rapper, he’s a really interesting guy and he’s really up for doing this” – and I just said, “Can you get me an actual actor, for fuck’s sake? Please?” I had no idea he was an actor before he was a musician, that he’d gone to the Fame school in Baltimore, none of that.

While this was going on and they were looking for someone else, I got nominated for Rob Roy. And during one of those silly party things you have to go to while it’s Oscar season, Quincy Jones came up to me and said, “Hey, Tupac, you should really give him a chance.” And it’s like, Aw, fuck, okay. Quincy is vouching for him. Let’s set up a meeting.

So the director Vonde [Curtis-Hall] and I are sitting in this restaurant I used to go to, waiting to meet him, and in comes a security team. sweeps the place and then they go out. Then a group of women enter; they go and sit at this table in the corner. And then in comes ‘Pac, who sits down, politely says, “Hi, how are you?” At which point, he proceeded to totally lay out the character. He had it down. And I’m just thinking, This guy is fucking amazing! I want to work with this guy! What do we need to do to get him in the movie? Meanwhile, Vonde is sitting there with a Cheshire Cat grin on his face, just going “I told you so…”.

I had two issues with him. One was the fact that he was writing, he was directing and starring in music videos and recording an album. He’d show up on set exhausted, and I just told him, I need you for five weeks. Let’s make this together, concentrate on this and then you can back to doing the other things. Which he did, and he was really cool about it.

The other thing was guns. We were sitting on the back of a truck, waiting to do a scene in Downtown L.A., and I said to him, “What’s with all the guns, why is there all this drama, what have you got yourself into?” And he very calmly explained to me the world he was living in at that moment, then said, “I think there’s a bullet out there with my name on it, man.” He and I were supposed to hang out the day after he ended up getting shot; we were really excited because he was coming back to L.A. and I really missed him a lot. The joke was that he had to re-record some dialogue for the film, and since I’d already been in the Death Row Studios with him and we’d recorded stuff, it was like, “Okay, 'Pac, you’re in my territory now!” And then, you know, we got the word he was in the hospital, and then a few days after that, he had died. I still miss him.


cosima + smiles

happy birthday, @starconfetti!

It really is stupidly heartwarming to think about how much Dan and Arin have changed each others lives

obviously there are a lot of reasons their lives changed and it’s not just related to them knowing each other but they still had an enviable affect on each other

Imagine for Dan, he finds a good friend and this good friend is not only a fan of his music but wants to share in his passion with him. Arin loves Dan’s music, had said he thought nsp was genuinely better than LONELY FRIKIN ISLAND aka one of the most prolific and hilarious bands in history - and he knows Arin isn’t blowing smoke up his ass he genuinely believes that

plus Arin actually wanted to be a part of music, the terrified socially awkward as hell “nice coat” man wanted to get up on stage not only at all - but WITH Dan I’ve known many musicians in my days and when you share in their passion, share the stage and music with them it can be like a star imploding in their heart

and then Arin - GOD in Dan he found just … fuckin sunshine. Arin obviously by his nature goes to negative and dark thoughts quickly and having … certain kinds of people around wasn’t helping. So having Dan come around just absolutely must have thrown him for a loop. This sweet, happy ball of hair and energy and sunshine wants to spend the rest of his life with Arin as comedy partners, despite the fact that he could he doesn’t plan on going anywhere and wants to stay with Arin

He believes in Arin, encourages and looks out for him, shares in his victories and helps him back up when he falls over. He’s all about praise and affection and love but not disingenuously, Arin doesn’t have to worry about Dan lying to protect his feelings. He can trust Dan in just about every way you could ask to trust a friend.

tbh if I didn’t already believe in platonic soulmates they would make a believer out of me. Some people were just … destined to meet and it’s amazing seeing that in action

just - man I hope I get to experience this kind of love at some point in my life because it is a sight to behold

1930s Animation: How it came about, What happened to it, What it influenced.

Hey guys! So recently as I’m sure a lot of you know, the 1930s style of animation has made a resurgence in the forms of Bendy and the Ink Machine and Cuphead! So I’m just making this to show where it comes from c:

Before you start though, I’ll be mentioning Max Fleischer in this post, and you can find out more about his life in the book Out of the Inkwell. I don’t have it myself as I’m pretty poor, but I’d love to read it soon <3

Was It Walt Disney?

It depends on what kind of style you’re thinking! Walt Disney’s work began with an animation known as Alice’s Wonderland (1923).

which, looking onto his future works, is a lot more different. The cartoon look is there; however, those famed Pac-Man eyes aren’t, neither are the rubberhose limbs and thick black characters. Those came into his work later on with his Mickey Mouse shorts such as Plane Crazy (1928) and the first animation to feature synchronized sound, Steamboat Willie (1928). The bouncy animation is there, squashing and stretching all the characters and objects!

Though, Steamboat Willie was actually not the first animation to feature Synchronized sound! That would be credited to  “Oh, Mabel, Mother, Pin a Rose on Me” (1924) (Which I actually can’t find…Here’s the song though!) and later on, My Ole Kentucky Home (1926).

There is a lot of…Drama….surrounding the relationship between the studios of Disney and Fleischer, but this isn’t going to be about that (though I may touch on it), I would definitely recommend looking it up though, it’s very fascinating.

Around this time, the scary looking Lip-Sync animation started to come along and the styles were fairly similar, though the Fleischer Car-Tunes were a lot more, in my opinion, clean, however didn’t fully stretch their characters as much as Disney had been doing later on.

Who are Fleischer Studios?

Fleischer Studios first opened around the 1920s as Inkwell Studios. It was created by brothers Max and Dave Fleischer, whom were Born and Raised in Poland. In 1914, Max Fleischer created the Rotoscope, a device that could allow the animator to create smoother productions as they had been drawn over Filmed reference.

Using this Process, they created the Out of the Inkwell (1918 - 1929) series, starring Koko the Clown!

Max included a lot more Live Action in his animations than Walt Disney and even revolutionised the way it worked due to his own inventions, including The Stereoptical Process (which I’ll show more on later), that gave him a good edge forwards during their prime. However, due to A Series of Not Quite Fortunate Events, he never quite overcame Disney and, unfortunately, his studio met a sad end. 

What other Cartoons did they make?

Fleischer Studios made a surprising turn with bringing in Less Live action footage over time and creating more Lovable characters such as Bimbo The Dog and Betty Boop (1931). (Betty Boop being another can of worms entirely with the problems her design created and the blow it dealt the studio)

It was around this time that people could start to notice the style’s true beginnings. The famed Eyes had begun to appear, the Clearly Animated Flat props and characters over the detailed painted environments, and the rubberhose stretchiness of their movements.

Bringing in Cuphead as reference, both Hilda Berg and Cala Maria were heavily inspired by Betty boop’s design as mentioned by Studio MDHR’s Jake Clark in their GDC (Game Developer Conference) talk, which I’d definitely recommend watching.

Besides these characters, perhaps one of their other most Well known characters was Popeye the sailor man! featuring Sinbad, a character I’m fairly sure inspired the design of Cuphead’s Captain Brinybeard.

In this animation you can see every part of the style’s inspiration. The watercolour backgrounds, the flat Cel characters and their stretchy, rubbery movements, and, shown in the image above, the Two-Tone Technicolor process (A secret in Cuphead for those who don’t know). This was another issue between Disney and Fleischer, as well as their own Financial problems with Paramount Pictures, so they had to resort to using cheaper methods, resulting in the above image being created by layering a negative-spaced film reel through red and green filters (basically, it was complicated back in the day, no easy layers then).

I’d definitely recommend looking up more Fleischer cartoons too if you’d like inspirations for your own works or for the animation practise, such as Swing you Sinners (1930) which I honestly think is one of the biggest influences in terms of the recent style too!

Why does Disney have this style in their animations now?

Honestly I couldn’t tell you that myself, as personally I myself am not really a huge Disney fan. Considering his past with the studios he worked in or rivalled, I never really had a soft spot for him. However, I like to hope that he took inspiration from Max Fleischer. Max was unfortunately met with the worst circumstances with working under Paramount Pictures, The Great Depression hugely hitting his work, and his relationship with his brother Dave deteriorating. (honestly I wish this studio was still here and Paramount not).

You could say the style was stolen, or developed, or inspired, being shown in Mickey Mouse’s more updated designs as well as just a general staple of “Old Animation” with the eyes and Thick Black characters. Either way, it’s the fact Fleischer inspired generations with the little miracles he created that is the important thing. I wish people would stop attributing these qualities initially refined by Fleischer to Walt Disney and giving him more credit than he deserves, but that’s just my own opinion. 

Should we keep making animation in this style, or move on?

Please keep making things in the old rubberhose animation styles. Yes it’s an old aesthetic and yes it’s not…the best out there, but it’s an incredibly endearing look that I think is a love letter to the old days of animation. 

You will get those who pick at the details of how it doesn’t fit quite with the style (With Bendy being a victim, his proportions and shapes being very inaccurate if put into the Fleischer/Old Disney style), however, it’s how you bring that style and adapt it to the modern world, how you make it so that you’re not merely just going by the original rules of how you create these characters and worlds. Yes, Cuphead strictly stuck to these details as beautifully as possible, but Bendy was, though I’m not a fan of his design myself, a great addition and evolution of the style into the modern day.

As nice as it is to remember these styles for when they came from and what they were inspired by, it’s always nice to know it’s just that, a style. You can continue to create in that style as much as you want!

However, if you ever want to say/credit where the style came from, though Disney did create a style similar to this and adapted some of its individual aspects into their work later on after, the Vast majority of it comes from Fleischer Studios. It’s a common misconception, but an understandable one considering the studio no longer exists and how popular Disney is.

If you ever have more questions about it, go ahead and ask! I’d love to research more about animation and give you information on any specifics within the studio, the troubles they faced within themselves/with eachother or other studios that were present back then :D <3

Concept: Alien’s don’t laugh. Not the way we do at least. Their version of laughing is like making a noise in their native language that literally means “I find this amusing’ 

So when they meet a human for the first time and the human finds it hilarious that the alien cant fit through the door, but the alien is even more confused because the translator doesn’t know what the human is saying. They are making noise, the alien can tell that much but the don’t know what they are saying. 

and the human finally straighten back up, wiping at its eyes, “Sorry for laughing man but that was funny” the human makes the same noise as before just a little softer and a little less loud and the alien is so confused. 

So they ask the human what they were doing and the humans like “laughing? wait… you guys don’t know what laughing is???” 

and the aliens like nooooo….

so the human has to explain what laughing is “it’s when we find something funny. That’s how we let people know we think the thing is amusing” 

“like this???” and the alien does a series of clicks and hisses that sound more scary than humorous but when the human looks at the translator in their hands it flashing the text “this is amusing. I am amused by you.” 


Pain. Loss. Love. – a Wonder Woman Playlist  |  Listen on Spotify

From Themyscira to the war, and to loving and losing Steve. From surviving the aftermath of that grief and facing the darkness of humanity, to continuing to push on every day. And from consciously always choosing love in a conflicted world, to eventually and hopefully finding happiness.

A journey for Diana, told through music.

Imagine Tom talking about you in interviews after your child is born:

Pushy Interviewer: So were you there? Did you watch? With my kids I couldn’t watch so I just stayed up by my wife’s head.

Tom: Yeah, man. It definitely is a lot to take in, but I consider it an honor. You know, I grew up in a family of all boys, but my mum always made it very clear our whole childhood that having a baby was like– the most painful thing on this Earth and we needed to respect women for doing that.  

Interviewer: She raised you right, huh?

Tom: I’d like to think so. After we found out she was pregnant, one of the first things she decided was that she wanted to do it naturally. Which, you know, I really respect that. I can’t imagine what that must feel like, so I think it was important that I just be as supportive as I could. The whole process was insane. She did great.

Interviewer: Did you actually cut the cord? I did that with my son.

Tom: I actually didn’t. But I caught her. It was the craziest thing, man. The doctor was there and they said to give one more push and then the nurse literally like grabbed my hands and the doctor guided my daughter into my arms. It was the best moment of my life. I cried.

Interviewer: That’s amazing. Were your parents there?

Tom: Hers and mine both were out in the waiting room. We waited to find out the sex so I got to come out and say it was girl and everyone cheered and my dad cried. It was pretty great.

Interviewer: Now, you guys are both pretty young still, and you’re carrying a massive franchise on your back. How is that going to balance with parenting?

Tom: You know, that’s a good question. I think, for me, it feels really important to be present. I think in this industry, a lot of actors, men in particular, get to have a spouse and a family, but then their job is this separate life and they kind of go away and work and travel the world and leave their partners behind. And that isn’t to pass judgment– different things work for different people. But that was something we talked a lot about. I didn’t want my role as a father to be a side job. So I think for now, the girls will travel with me wherever I’m shooting. 

Interviewer: Wow.

Tom: Yeah, it’s a big sacrifice, on the girls’ part. I mean, the baby won’t remember it, and we haven’t decided what we’ll do when she’s school aged, but it’s a real privilege to be able to have a partner who believes in what I’m doing so much that she’s willing to come along for the ride of it. My hope is that I’ll be able to be a really involved father as a result of it because, you know, I’ll be able to go home to them at the end of every day. Try to be as normal as possible.

Interviewer: Do you have any pictures?

Tom: Do I ever. She’s the prettiest little girl in the world, mate.

In today’s Twitter clue, you can see “chef” much more clearly than yesterday. It also reveals the writing underneath the second man– many of us previously assumed it said “waiter”, when in reality, it says “butler”. 

Here’s something interesting I’d like to point out:

Look at the writing underneath our detective. It very clearly says “the” and something else- I cant quite make it out, and I don’t want to assume “detective” without more evidence. But let’s focus on “the” for a moment.

Take a look at the “h”, and then look at how well the bottom of the letters match up. 

That’s not handwriting.

That is from a typewriter.

In fact, let’s look back at the handwriting under the original picture as well, because that tells us something vitally important.

Those two words were not written by the same person. 

Whatever these names indicate, there are three different people recording them. 

Now, I’m going crazy with the implications of this handwriting. This part here is PURE speculation, but if I had to guess, the word “chef” was written by Wilford, “Butler” by Dark, and the words that are typed belong to the Host. That’s only based on the psychology we know from these characters– “Chef” is made with messy, bold, brash letters, written in all caps with a heavy hand. “Butler” is written in a lighter hand with more precise lettering, underlined with a flourish. And we have already seen numerous connections between the Host and typewriters. Again, that is ALL simply speculation, but it’s something to think about.

One last thing that this clue tells us:

Many are guessing that the crossed-out eyes signify the deaths of these characters. If that’s the case, then there is a good chance that this collection of photographs isn’t just something being revealed to us bit-by-bit, but is being shown to us in real time. Why? 

Because we may have just seen him alive two days ago.

PADALECKI “Houses of the Holy” was the first time we ever talked about angels on Supernatural. [Jensen] and I both were like, “Whatever your religious beliefs, whatever ours, we’re not here to proselytize. We’re here to make a serialized television show, but we want it to be universal.” So we actually had a conference call with Eric Kripke, and we were like, “Hey, man, we don’t know how we feel about this.”
ACKLES We didn’t want to be a mouthpiece for writers’ religious views, because it wasn’t the show that we had signed up for. Our argument was: “We trust you. You’ve done good by us so far. However, this is our one concern, and we’re just bringing it to the table so that we can discuss it.”
PADALECKI And they heard us out, and I think that’s why they waited another year and a half before introducing our second and most famous angel. I think it’s the one time we’ve ever called them together with a complaint. Because I’m not a writer. I don’t want to be a writer. I enjoy my job as an actor. But that was legitimately like, “Listen, if you’re going here about religion, I don’t want to be a part of it.”
MISHA COLLINS And now amazingly, 11 years later, so much of the show has been hung on biblical lore and mythology that is actually drawn from the Bible. One interesting thing for us is that we end up talking along the way to priests and pastors and ministers, or even nuns, who love the show.
ACKLES [To Collins] You and I went to the Vatican. We went in St. Peter’s Basilica, and there was a priest there from South Carolina. He was a fan of the show, and he did a private mass for us in front of the mural of Michael slaying Lucifer. He goes, “I thought this would be appropriate for you guys.”
COLLINS That was pretty magical.
ACKLES It was amazing, but my point being that we’re in one of the most religious places on earth, and they’re catering to people from a show that deals with religiously inspired storylines.
PADALECKI But not telling the story that the Bible tells.
ACKLES That’s the out. That’s where we get a pass is that we’re not trying to tell the story of the Bible. The writers take inspiration from biblical elements and then elaborate on them. So when we got into that original discussion, Eric came back with: “We’re not here to tell the story of Jesus Christ. We’re here to take that element and use it as inspiration for the story.” I think that alleviated any concerns that he and I had. And at the same time we really trusted Eric and still do to this day.

Top Ten Disney Songs - I’ll Make A Man Out of You (Mulan, 1998)

We must be swift as the coursing river
With all the force of a great typhoon
With all the strength of a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon