“End it? This? You not knowing what’s real, the paint slowly peeling off
your walls, come on, man, this is the sweet spot! Why would I end it?
Not like we got HBO in the Pit. All I got is you, floating over the
coals with half a hope that you’re gonna figure it all out. There’s only
one way to figure it out, Sam. It’s up to you. It ends when you can’t take it anymore.”
For the bittersamgirlclub Top 5 Challenge: Top 5 Most Heartbreaking Sam Moments. Well, thanks to the BSGC for this cruel and unusual prompt. If you’re interested in my thoughts on these five horrible moments then by all means, read on…
In 7x02 we see Sam dig into a fresh cut on his left hand in order to ground himself in the face of his Hell hallucinations. Since then (and long after the wound has healed) Sam’s used the same technique in other moments when he feels uncertain about reality. (Edit: updated with S12!)
Cute doesn’t mean weak, subservient, or incapable of protecting oneself. To the contrary, cute is distinctly capable of inflicting serious damage. Porcupines are super cute, but you wouldn’t want to fuck with one.
Kate Bornstein, “Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws”