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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Secrets, Lies, and Duality of Ask Jeeves

There were many secrets being kept in 10x06. Lies, people and things being hidden behind doors, cheating, dual and mistaken identities of both people and things. It all leads back to one place in the end, and that is discovering who you are, who you want to be, and letting go of what you are not. It’s all about the choices you make, even when you feel like you’ve never been given one your entire life.

First, let’s talk about duality and mistaken identity. The shapeshifter in the episode was thought to be a ghost, or rather two vengeful spirits. The necklace Bobby inherited from Bunny turned out to be not only a necklace, but also a key, while the jewels that adorned it were fake. The silver Sam and Dean used to try and locate the shapeshifter wasn’t actually silver, but rather stainless steel. The maid turned out to be Bunny’s daughter, and also the shapeshifter who murdered Colette, Stanton, and Phillip. There was also a lot of dual/mistaken identity in 10x05 as well, making this a pretty major theme this season.

Dean himself is dealing with a lot of duality right now. Crowley told him he needed to choose a side, demon or human, but just as he embraced being a demon he was cured… or so they would like us to believe. Whether the curing process was actually 100% successful or not is yet to be seen, but one thing is for sure and that is Dean still has the mark, so one way or another he’s living with a temporary fix at best. The shadows that fell over his eyes when he was putting a few too many bullets into Olivia sure did mimic his old demon eyes well. Instead of picking a side, right now Dean is struggling, caught somewhere in the middle, uncertain of what the future holds.

But this duality isn’t simply about his demonic and human natures, but rather who he is versus who he truly wants to be. I talked a bit already about how Dean is trying to turn back into a version of himself that we haven’t seen for a long time, because he doesn’t think he has enough time left to be anything but what he’s always been. Like the steel posing as silver, Dean wears his facade like a mask, but it’s only a matter of time before he begins to crack, or bend under all the pressure.

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YOU FUCKING KNOW WHAT?

THANK GOD FOR FANDOM. THANK GOD FOR ME GETTING INTO FANDOM AND BASICALLY LEARNING TO FREE MY MIND. I FIND THAT I’M MORE ABLE TO DITCH DUMB CANON NOW AND WRITE STUFF OUT OF MY HEADCANON WITHOUT IT AFFECTING MY LOVE FOR A CHARACTER.

HAD I NOT JOINED FANDOM AND SLOWLY FOUND MYSELF LEARNING THE FANDOM APPROACH TO SOURCE MEDIA, I’D BE LIKE THAT GUY IN THE LETTERS WHO HATES HIS FAVE AND ONLY READS BECAUSE HE WANTS HIM TO SUFFER.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE GIFT OF IMPROVING FREE ASSOCIATION THAT FANDOM HAS GIVEN ME, I CAN WRITE SIM OUT OF MY HEADCANON AND SAY: “This is shitty writing. This is on the writers. I do not have to accept this into my personal perception of canon. Yes, its existence bothers me, but I am able to quarantine it and process it through those filters.” Thank god for fandom.

feyandco  asked:

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ooh ooh, with all the experimentation, i’d say brave for sure.

other than that… well, another cute one, ahaha… i feel like your style is very calm, but also funny… like someone who can tell a really funny joke with a straight face.  and it’s happy, too.

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like a purring cat.  yeah, that’s it.