have some parallels

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The show is — a bit weirdly — playing Sansa and Jon’s scenes as if they’re a romantic couple waiting to happen. (People keep doubting me on this, but seriously, compare their scenes to the way the season two scenes between Talisa and Robb were shot.)

Todd VanDerWerff for Vox

The Gates of Bisexuality

I was looking at a gifset earlier, when I had a sudden thought. Now, others have speculated on many of these elements already, but I feel like I need to consolidate them. Take a look at this shot:

In this shot, we clearly see that the special suite Dean has ordered has two areas–a sleeping area and a living area. Now, the doors to the sleeping area (where sometimes things that, bear with me, are not sleeping occur) are saloon doors. In other words, they swing both ways. Also note that they are positioned directly in between two figures–one male, and one female. And Dean is the only person we ever visibly see open both doors (Jack only opens one when he goes to wake Dean)–in this shot, here:

In honor of this lovely design choice, I am officially designating these doors the Gates of Bisexuality. 

On a related note…Dean’s attire seems to match the male figure’s remarkably. They even strike a similar pose in the same shot…

Meanwhile, as Dean is standing on the side with the male figure, take a look at the female figure…

That tan coat…with blue pants…and short, dark hair…with a light (a lamp even) turned on right next to her (in the middle of the day)…why gee, doesn’t that remind you an awful lot of Cas? Cas, who happens to be sitting on the same side of the  room as that female figure?

So we have Cas and Dean paralleled in both appearance and placement to the two figures who frame the Gates of Bisexuality (I’m gonna trademark that, I swear). I wonder…what could it all possibly mean?

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So fresh and so clean clean (12x04 // 12x08)

I have a real problem with the phrase “Mad Scientist”, it’s just too broad a term. I mean sure, mad science has advanced since its conception in the 1600s, and maybe back then you could have been a mad scientist, although even then the term would have been mad natural philosopher, but these days the mad sciences are pretty specialized, are you a mad physicist? a mad chemist? a mad botonist? a mad taxonomist? a mad entomologist? Every field of mad science has made important contributions to our mad understanding of the universe, but they’re entirely different fields of study and lumping their practitioners into one big mad group just feels reductive and unhelpful because there are mad teenagers out there trying to figure out what to do with their lives and they could be the next generation of mad undergrad and mad grad students, but if we scare them off by presenting mad science as this unapproachable mad monolith then future mad research will be poorer for it :\

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You found it during your darkest time. And you said, when you made it through, that that necklace represented h o p e.

maramcgregor  asked:

Bitty spends so much of the year alone. Kent Parson suggests he adopts a pet. He may strongly suggest a cat. One may (or may not) show up.

“I’m not really a cat person.”

Kent gapes at the camera like Eric just backhanded him from three states away.

“I’m sorry, have I dropped into some parallel universe where you’re suddenly a shitty person? Everyone likes cats.”

“I don’t know why I’m just more of a dog guy. Maybe I’ll get a puppy or something when the season winds down.”

“It’s like I don’t even know you,” Kent laments, lifting Kit up to the screen. “How can you say no to this?”

“She is pretty cute,” Eric sighs and waggles his fingers so Kit bats at Kent’s laptop screen. “But just not for me, you know?”

“No, I don’t know, traitor.” Kent lowers Kit and frowns at Eric. “I’m judging you. Cats are the best. Dogs can’t take care of themselves when you’re away.”

“Says the man with a cat nanny for overnight trips.”

“Kit has a very specific diet, okay? She needs special attention.”

“I’m not getting a cat,” Eric says, final. 

Kent huffs. “Fine. Next best option: billet a rookie. They’re basically pets: you get to feed them and take them for walks and dress them in little outfits. They’re helpless. You’ll love it.”