Send a sentence to my inbox for a starter in which one of our muses is possessed by a spirit, demon, or other being. Trigger warning for threats of violence, harsh language, manipulation, and obviously sensitive religious content.
“You’re not eating. Are you okay?” “Your breathing sounds rapid.” “I’m concerned. You’re not yourself today.” “We’ve brought you here because we’re all very worried about you.” “What is -wrong- with you?” “Seriously, it’s like you’re a different person! What the hell happened?” “I don’t think I like this person you’re becoming.” “Why? Why didn’t you tell me?” “Hey, calm down. You’re really scaring me right now.” “Oh my God. Who - who are you? WHAT are you?!” “You’re not [name] anymore.” “What have you done with my friend?!” [change relationship as necessary] “Oh God, you’re not even human!” “Snap out of it! Come back!” “Please, stay away from me. Don’t take another step closer.” “You’re not fooling me. I know what you are.” “Calm down, [name]. This will pass. This will pass.” “Get out of my friend and never fucking come back!” “I don’t believe you. You’re lying.” “Why should I listen to anything a monster like you has to say?” “You’re just a parasite. Nothing more than a slimy, pathetic parasite!” “If you’re in there, you need to keep fighting. Don’t let this monster win!” “It’s gone. It’s okay. I’m going to keep you safe.”
“I don’t feel so well.” “Oh God, something is wrong with me.” “I can feel it. It burns in my chest, it’s making it hard to breathe. Oh my god, there’s something inside of me.” “I don’t want to be a monster.” ”I think I‘m going to be sick.” “Please. Save me.” “Get out! Get out of here!” “I swear, I’ll cut you open if you come near me!” “What are you afraid of? That I’ll hurt you?” “Look, it’s still me. Don’t you love me?” “Come back here! Don’t you walk away from me!” “Oh, [name]~ I have a fun game we can play together~” “I’m not [name] anymore. I. Am. God.” “Pray for your life. I want to hear you beg for it.” “Your friend is nothing but filth and rot, and I had no choice but to destroy them.” “They’re gone now. I’m the only one left. It’s just you and me.” “I’ve spoken to the devil, and he wants you next.” “I’m not human. I’ve never been human, but you accepted me anyway.” “Go! Leave before it comes back and rips you apart!” “Please, kill me. It’s the only way to get it out of me.” “I didn’t want to hurt you.” “Don’t let it take me. Please.” “Is - is it gone?” “I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry I hurt you.”
To celebrate the new series of Buzzfeed Unsolved: True Crime coming out later today, I thought I would have a go at making a few of those Buzzfeed Unsolved + Textposts! The last one was a conversation from my friend group chat but I thought it was appropriate.
In the middle of writing a full review I feel I have to pause and scream about this for a bit:
PUPPET ALESHA: What did you do?
[takes Max’s bloody hand and gasps in both shock and care]
PUPPET ALESHA: Are you hurt?
Now I ADORE how many mirrors and parallels there are this episode. There were enough to give me a bit of a headache. But I have to talk about this one. Because yes, the most obvious Dean mirror here is indeed Max, but the mirror for the puppet creatures this episode? Cas.
The puppet creatures were controlled by the witch, made of twigs and twines but still contained a fundamental part of their original form: the Heart. Therefore still holding onto their original memories and emotions and seemingly completely unaware that they were actually puppet creatures until the witch called upon them to do their duty.
When Max brings Tasha back at the end in puppet form, she cares for him, is concerned for him and seems like she is her old self, though Max knows in his heart she is not the same. Doesn’t this remind you all of last week?
“You’re hurt” Cas says as he reaches out for Dean and heals his pain, even though Dean knows for sure that this Cas is not HIS Cas. Similar, still with heart and emotion and still perhaps believing he is in control of his own decisions… but ultimately under the spell of Lucifer Jr.
Cas is the puppet creature this episode, controlled and in no way free, bound by the spell of the baby just like these puppets were bound to the witch by the twigs and twines, but their hearts are still their own… is the heart Cas’s key to escape?