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Never stop. Never stop fighting. Never stop dreaming. And don’t be afraid of wearing your heart on your sleeve - in declaring the films that you love, the films that you want to make, the life that you’ve had, and the lives you can help reflect in cinema. For myself, for a long time… maybe I felt inauthentic or something, I felt like my voice wasn’t worth hearing, and I think everyone’s voice is worth hearing. So if you’ve got something to say, say it from the rooftops.
—  Thomas William Hiddleston

anonymous asked:

I havent watched 13 yet but I remember you saying that you woundnt support deancas if Cas had his free will for his action in ep19 etc. What happened there? How did the show adress that? I personally stopped watching there cause I hate the story they took Cas o

It’s been addressed but not overtly, and so far it’s inconclusive.

Dabb doubled down on Dean believing that Cas had been brainwashed (so we now know it wasn’t just a Yockey thing) in 13x01. So the question is textually there, for sure. This is a good thing.

The interesting part is that I was repeatedly arguing all summer that just because Jack took free will away doesn’t make him bad, and I feel like the direction they’ve been taking Jack’s powers in really supports what I was saying… and in a much cooler way than I was speculating. Jack has made several implications that he views himself as almost separate from his powers (in 13x01 and 13x03 especially), and it’s been repeatedly enforced that he doesn’t have actual control over his powers (implied several times throughout the season, and then coming to a head in 13x06).

I’ve been beginning to wonder if it’s actually Jack’s power that’s causing all of this (since Jack feels separated from it), and that it’s his power that has a built-in survival mechanism (which would explain why Kelly was more okay with literally KILLING HER CHILD than taking his power away, and why Cas insisted that the child must be born with ALL OF HIS POWER).

And I personally hate that they took Cas there, too… if that’s the way I thought they were gonna go. Hindsight is gonna be everything when it comes to 12x19. I’ve dealt with depression my entire life (including as a child), and while I understand that depression is obviously different for every person, I cannot connect depression with knocking out Sam and Dean in the middle of the night and leaving them in a public park. I just can’t. It bothers me on a really personal level because – as I’ve mentioned before – I live in a larger city where crime and assault are daily occurrences, so unconscious+night+public park leaves my stomach in knots. (If people really want me to spell out WHY it bothers me, I will, but… go ahead and read between the lines here.) It also goes against so much of Castiel’s character development, because as it was revealed later he revealed to Dean (in addition to Kelly) that Jack had promised him paradise on earth. What was the reason that Cas turned his back on heaven in the first place? To avoid paradise, because in the SPN world, paradise is a lack of free will.

We have yet to see what’s going to come out of this… but we’re only in ep 6 of the season. Things won’t come to a head until late in the season, and we won’t have a firmer idea of where the season is actually going until probably AFTER the Wayward 2-part pilot, so we’re looking at early 2018 before we might start getting some good answers. But Jack’s powers have already been shown to be pretty dark, and the season is gonna get darker before it gets better ‘cuz that’s how the show works. (It’s a dark show. Case in point: even ‘paradise’ is bad.) It’s just a question of how it’s gonna get dark this time around. 

Side note that I may expand on later: it’s also interesting that Dean keeps bringing up “Team Free Will” (12x19) and “Team Free Will 2.0,” (13x06) because it’s a term that is widely used by fandom but hasn’t been used in the show since season 5… and in season 5, the circumstances were just barely above rock bottom; it wasn’t a happy statement in context. We have yet to see if that repeated use is fanservice – which it is, if it means nothing for the story - or if it’s the writers laying down some clues for us.

Anyway, short answer: this hasn’t been answered yet, but they’ve been laying down groundwork to let us know that it’s not been forgotten. If you gave up due to where they took Cas in 12x19, I might wait a bit longer before jumping back in. Cas JUST got back, and we haven’t seen him in an environment outside of a wacky western yet. Jack’s story is still unfolding, and that’s what’s intrinsically tied to what made Cas do what he did.


[Sorry if this is really disjointed, I was typing this off and on over the course of a couple of hours.]

there exists a video game where a very fast 3 foot tall hedgehog has a magical talking sword and the hedgehog and the sword kill king arthur together and then later its revealed that actually the hedgehog was The True King Arthur all along and for some reason there are people who thought that it was bad

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