A really quick sketch to say THANK YOU!
It’s insane for me that within two, maybe four days so many people began to follow me (like 100 ppl???). IT’S SO CRAZY!
I don’t even know WHY you are following such a miserable artist like me ;;;;;;
Anyway THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH!
‘Baby’ is not only a fantastic episode in its own right but imo fantastically foreshadows so much for season 11 and I’m sure will continue up til the end. Some of the points here I feel had been a little sidelined before 11x04 and they were just fantastically brought back up to the surface of the narrative in this episode and now are central to the whole season 12 arc…
Wants ‘more’. Not one but 2 instances of pushing this agenda home. Wanting to give Piper his number and the ‘wanting something more’ conversation.
Wanting out and wanting more is a recurring theme, rearing its head in season 8 and now season 12 with a vengeance. Particularly key now is seeing his interactions with Mary and the BMoL considering that they are offering him exactlythis, a world without monsters. Sam isn’t stupid but this is what he’s wanted all along so lets see how this pans out.
Has self trust issues. Ok I’m going on the record here that I love Sam ok. Its just… he thinks God is talking to him and that he’s the one doing the right thing by going to the cage. AGAIN. This is what caused Lucifer to rise the first time. I just hope this is the last time and he gets closure with Lucifer at some point, preferably by working alongside his family instead of going off alone that should be the subversion here. And again, Lucifer is such a big part of season 12…
Sam is praying and Dean isn’t. Dean has no faith. Sam does. Yet Sam’s interactions end up being with Lucifer (of course not his fault!) and Dean’s the one in the end who God relies on, who God’s sister is hankering for and whose loved by an Angel. Pff. I love SPN.
Will always want to hunt. Dean on the other hand openly scoffs at Sam’s idea of setting down. He still sees no other option, again a season 8 reference. He’s also talked about enjoying the kill (only if it’s really evil) in the past and now in season 12 tells Mary ‘I think we make the world a better place, I know we do’. He doesn’twant out.
Then theres the subtextual and visual representation of Dean having to repeatedly kill the MOTW, which JUST. WONT. DIE. It feels ‘never ending’….
This is a great parallel to their real life as hunters and his perception that it won’t ever end. Again relevant in season 12, especially after 12x15 where we saw that it is Dean who is the ‘grunt’, doing all the leg work as Sam is left spotless after the back to back hunting.
During this episode Sam takes the ‘hands off’ approach and does the questioning etc. Dean takes the ‘hands on’ approach and does the fighting with ‘powered down’ Cas as back up….
@elizabethrobertajones pointed out in this post that they are both good at both hunting and lore, pointing out that 8x14 is a clear ‘subversion’ of their perceptions of each other, namely that Sam is the brains and Dean is the grunt.
In 11x04 this is again referenced with Dean re: Aesop ‘I read’ knowing snippets of lore as well as Sam and his ‘geek’ knowledge about date changes of the metal composition of coins. And I think we are going to see even more of this in season 12, with already having Sam as the killer of the Alpha, Ramiel and the Hellhound and Dean giving Cas perfect advice for finding Sam in 12x01, using his knowledge again v Toni in 12x02 ‘turns out this ape has read a book or two’ etc.
So although they’re both capable of being both lore and fighting focused and of potentially getting out or staying in the hunting life, their choice / preference is well established before and cemented in this episode. As is Cas’s position as (potentially less angelic) back up and placed specifically in Dean’s camp.
I just love that season 12 is continuing on the work that was so painstakingly laid out in all it’s glory in this episode. Thank you Robbie.
I somehow feel like Anne’s character development is tied with her use of the hat, as if the hat is symbolic in some way. Someone who is better than me at this explain please.
Like in the first episodes we almost never see her face, it’s always covered by her hat, she’s this mysterious looking woman who we know nothing about. But then slowly we start seeing more and more, and throughout the seasons she starts taking it off, until the last episodes when it somehow disappears completely and we have these glorious shots:
In my opinion, being a Gryffindor isn’t only about being brave - just like being smart, kind or ambitious doesn’t make you a Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin. It’s also about what defines you and what you want to define you. What’s important to you.
Hermione for example is smart and goddamn ambitious but she uses all this out of Gryffindor reasons - and she really is not a Ravenclaw, like, at all. Her main goal is to do what is right - or rather what she believes is right. Gryffindors have a black-white mindset, they are sure about their beliefs, they are righteous. They barely question themselves. And because of this they NEED to be brave to withstand the world around them and actually act on their beliefs. Bravery isn’t a given trait of a Gryffindor - it’s a needed one. It’s something they most value because they need it.
“Mr. Astaire is the nearest approach we are ever likely to have to a human Mickey Mouse. He might have been drawn by Mr. Walt Disney, with his quick physical wit and his incredible agility. He belongs to a fantasy world almost as free as Mickey’s from the law of Gravity.”
Um, hello~ I have't seen much activity from your blogs lately. You doin' ok? Anythin' special hapinin'?
aaAAA hi!! Oh gosh I wasn’t expecting an ask like this this is sweet thank you Q-Q
TO BE HONEST- I haven’t exactly been feeling very motivated lately?? And just very blargh in general, so I haven’t exactly been as… Active when it comes to art, oops. Or anything else, really. So I guess this is a bit of an apology for that, pft…
However!! I haven’t just been laying around bein’ a lazy butt- A lot of my current art I actually can’t show, because that would be major spoilers for something I happen to be making…