mixtape '13

anonymous asked:

Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I think the fact that the mixtape had 13 tracks and that Dean stylized the word 'tracks' with hug symbols "tra xx" (as in xoxo) is foreshadowing to destiel becoming canon in S13

Lots of people have put these together and it’s sweet and has potential but I’m not going to say it’s for sure :)

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THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DEAN AND CAS SCENES IN SPN HISTORY.

Here we have Dean and Cas being open about their feelings. Cas has been away, and Dean’s been worried. Cas comes back, and Dean lashes out at him.

For most of their relationship, they never talk about it. Dean just assumes that Cas just wants to get away from him because he thinks Cas has more important things to do than spend time with him. Cas, on the other hand, always thinks that the only way he can be acceptable to Dean is if he isn’t a burden, if he delivers what is required of him, and if he functions properly as a savior and protector. Neither of them know the truth. Dean doesn’t know that Cas would want nothing more than to stay with him, that the reason why Cas is away all the time is so he could keep him safe. Cas doesn’t know that Dean just wants him to stay and keep him company, to fight alongside him, and to always be within reach because he worries about him all the time. They care about each other so much, but they’ve always iced each other out when push came to shove because they’ve always had trouble communicating it properly–until now.

Dean gave Cas a mixtape of his Top 13 Zepp traxx–Dean’s extended an olive branch to Cas to let him know that he matters so much to him that he wants him to share his taste in music and know the words to his favorite songs–that maybe they don’t always say the right things to each other, but maybe the gesture would show him how much he means to him.

And here we see Cas returning the mixtape Dean gave him after spending a significant time apart. He uses this as an olive branch to get Dean to talk to him–to let him know that he listened to it while he was away because he cares about him–that maybe this gesture would be capable of bridging the distance between them. But Dean gives it back to Cas and reinforces that the tape is his because he gifted it to him, and Cas takes it back. They tell each other everything.

Dean tells Cas that he’s angry because he’s worried, and Cas tells Dean that all he wants to do is redeem himself to Dean. They’re communicating their feelings. They know each other more wholly. They understand each other.

And it’s really amazing to see how far they’ve come now that they’ve both realized that they’re so much better when they’re together.

and since we’re talking about Led Zeppelin, can you imagine how confused and/or scandalized Cas would be listening to Dean’s favorite Zepp traxx?

i mean

your custard pie, yeah, sweet and nice
when you cut it, mama, save me a slice

and

Squeeze my lemon ‘til the juice runs down my leg
Squeeze it so hard, I’ll fall right out of bed

Originally posted by magneticcas

and/or a little surprised and scared

cuz like

“I’m gonna give ya every inch of my love”

and

gonna make you burn gonna make you sting
hey hey baby when you walk that way
watch your honey drip, can’t keep away

Originally posted by dustydreamsanddirtyscars

and/or aroused and/or jealous

“drop down, baby, let your daddy see”

like

Originally posted by castielthesoldierofgod

“Let me wander in your garden and the seeds of love I’ll sow”

I mean, Cas read the bible. He knows what that means

Originally posted by neobumblebe

Deans top 13 Zepp TRA XX

we did NOT talk about this enough

I’m sure all of you remember the moment in episode 19 of season 12 in which Castiel tried to return a mixtape that Dean had made and given to him sometime offscreen.

But maybe you were in such shock that you didn’t look into anything, you just got the over all idea in your head, that of course, Dean made Cas a mixtape.

But can we talk about why Dean spelled ‘tracks’ or ‘track’ with XX?

Can we talk about why Dean may have chosen 13 songs instead of 10, or 15?

Can we talk about the fact that Dean put them on a fucking cassette tape???

Just. Ugh. Just look at it.

god i seriously want to know why he put XX.

was it just some cool way to put it or was it like an xoxo thing

i mean dean most likely gave this to cas sometime after he almost died and told dean (and everyone else, i guess) that he loves him. this HAS to be his way of saying i love you back.

just look at how the camera zooms in on castiels hand and on the mixtape when castiel sets it on the table, attempting to give it back.

i have taken film classes (i kinda do film) and one thing they always stress is to never do a close up shot unless you are trying to show the viewer something important.

they say this so when you’re doing films as a beginner, you don’t waste close up shots by shooting a close up someone hitting snooze on their alarm clock. it makes it less significant when it needs to be significant for something else. viewers will pay less attention the more you use them, basically, so you have to make sure there is somekind of unsaid thing the viewer has to figure out on their own.

at first you might think they use a close up is so you can read what the mixtape says in the first place, but another close up shot of castiel taking the tape back from deans hands tells a story on its own.

castiel, coming into deans room after knocking with no answer. returning a mixtape he was given, misunderstanding deans intention of it being his. a gift.

(that on it’s own can tell you a little about how dean probably have it to castiel in the first place)

these close up shots are showing viewers how some small piece of plastic can mean so much. how this really is deans way of saying i love you. supernatural doesn’t use close up shots very often, so this is importan. this is big.

i mean look at this, a tweet from a member of supernaturals visual effects team on the day this episode aired.

a link to the tweet

yeah. funny. i know.

i just cant get over their talk after dean gives cas back the mixtape.

the way dean speaks. he says “cas, you cant *giant emotional pause* with everything that’s going on you cant just. go. dark. like. that.” yes, like their were periods inbetween everyword.

and hes like “we didn’t  know what happened to you.” and then the camera zooms in on dean and his vOICE BREAKS and he says “we were worried. that’s not okay.”

cas says “well i didn’t mean to add to your distress.” and then cas is like “i” and he shakes his head and takes a step into deans room and says “Dean, i just keep failing. Again and again. When you were missing, i searched for months and i couldnt find you. and then kelly escaped on my watch and i couldnt find her and i just wanted … I needed to come back here with a win for you.”

and if im correct (which i am, these are exact quotes from the episode) i would say cas isnt talking about sam and dean. this fucking profound bond has reached the next level, my dude.

i just WISH i knew which songs were on that damn mixtape. music means so much to dean, and zeppelin means so much to the winchester family. john and marry origionally bonded over zeppelin.

oh, wait!!! shit, dude, i wrote that thinking it was deans way of bringin cas further into the family, but FUCK. they got together because of this band IM

wow. okay. this is fine. im okay :)))))))))

just. can we talk about this mixtape more??? i swear to god it better come up again in s13 and i beTTER get a sam reaction like “you made cas a mixtaoe??” or “dean made you a mixtape??”

CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT IT MORE PLEASE?

anonymous asked:

okay, this may be a random and not necessary mean anything, but here is what kind of thought struck me today regarding the mixtape, next season and the possible endgame for deancas: the mixtape was labelled "dean's top 13 zepp traxx", right? but isn't it a bit uncommon to make top list of 13 songs? I mean, usually you pick a number which is divided by 5 (5,10,15 etc). Could this be writers hinting to us again that something meaningful between dean and cas is gonna happen the next,13th, season?

So I reblogged this post the other day by @margarittet because it was such a brilliant piece of meta on this that I feel like I don’t need to say anything more. 

That meta post touched on what you are talking about above, because 13 probably isn’t a coincidence and the writers most likely didn’t do the maths on how many Led Zeppelin songs an average cassette tape could actually hold, though for the hell of it I am gonna give it a go. Because why not.

Basically a cassette tape can hold around 45 minutes of song time on it. That averages out to around 11 - 15 songs of the average modern day song length of 3-4 minutes long.

Led Zeppelin songs on average are longer than that, at least 6 minutes long, though some pass the 10 minute mark on their own. It would have made far more sense to pick a top ten for LZ as logically, the only way to fit 13 LZ songs on a standard cassette tape would be if you were only picking the shorter songs, which means you’re skipping some of the best (which Dean totally wouldn’t do). Sure we can imagine Dean went and bought the fancy new cassette tapes with far more space on them, but Dean has always been pretty old school about these things and I just can’t see him going for all that modern stuff. If he was gonna do that, he could have made Cas a CD instead, or a playlist on an Ipod.

Whilst I doubt the writers sat down and worked out song timings and cassette length, the number 13 does make little sense in general and as you say, a top 10 would be far more obvious. So yes. Basically my point is that the number 13 was not pulled out of thin air. It was significant. Just like every single other thing in that entire scene was extremely significant. The whole moment was a spectacular display of storytelling, script writing, editing, production design, everything. It was bloody genius.

Just like the fact that Dean spelt ‘Track’s’ with 2 ‘XX’s to give the double meaning of kisses, the number 13 was part of the message. 13 is an important number. 13 is where we are headed. 13 songs, 13 seasons, and two guys who have been dealing with their unspoken feelings for each other for far too long. 

Unlucky for some? But not for Dean and Cas. I’m calling it guys. Season 13 is when it’ll happen. This isn’t based on the mixtape alone, but just a general feeling based on where season 12 has taken us. Destiel is happening, and I would put money on it happening in season 13.

“Heaven Only Knows” by Towkio

featuring Chance The Rapper, Lido & Eryn Allen Kane



Chicago rapper Towkio who is a member of the revered Save Money Crew (members Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Joey Purps) has announced his long awaited mixtape .Wav Theory to be released 04.28.15. The free 13-track mixtape, a year & a half in the making, is executive produced by Peter Cottontail of Social Experiment + also features production from Kaytranada, Lido among others as well as guest vocals from Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Donnie Trumpet & more.
Some thoughts on Deans Top 1 Zepp Track: more Led Zepp and LotR for Dean Winchester

In my ramblings about THE MIXTAPE, I didn’t really want to get into some in-depth analysis of Led Zeppelin themes and motifs, because that is enough material for a college essay. 

Now I realized I didn’t need to, because in this aspect, the mixtape was probably just another callback to the earlier seasons.

Okay, so “Travelling Riverside Blues” is a Robert Johnson standard that contains the famous lines “ Squeeze my lemon ‘til the juice runs down my leg
/Squeeze it so hard, I’ll fall right out of bed “, but doesn’t really have much to do with our story.

The situation is completely different with “Ramble On”, which (as I did NOT realize until now) is a one big “Lord of the Rings” reference, combined with a story of a man who is going through the world to find a lover stolen from him.

So, just for fun, let’s play a bit of a literary analysis here.

I always felt “Ramble on” was a great choice for Dean’s favorite song (with the whole “keep going forward theme”), but it never made sense in the context of going through the world to find the perfect women/lover who he had, and lost. 

Until now.

Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way. 
Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay. 

This is a reference to “Namárië” (“Farewell”), elvish poem from “The Fellowship of the Ring”, sung by Galadriel when the fellowship was leaving Lothlórien.

But now it’s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way. 

“The last moon of autumn” was the way to find the door into the Lonely Mountain, and the Smaug’s treasure.

For now I smell the rain, and with it pain, and it’s headed my way.
Sometimes I grow so tired, but I know I’ve got one thing I got to do…
[Chorus]
Ramble On, And now’s the time, the time is now, to sing my song. 

Always keep grinding! And absolutely, this is the perfect time for Dean to sing this song.


I’m goin’ 'round the world, I got to find my girl, on my way.
I’ve been this way ten years to the day, Ramble On,
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams. 

Got no time to for spreadin’ roots, The time has come to be gone.
And to’ our health we drank a thousand times, it’s time to Ramble On.
[Chorus]

See, Dean never before has a situation where he thought he had somebody in his life who would be a perfect lover/partner for him. That is, until now. And he lost him. And now he will have to win him back. 

Mine’s a tale that can’t be told, my freedom I hold dear.
How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her….yeah.
[Chorus]

His story is a secret so far, the story how long time ago he met somebody in the darkest depths of Mordor (Hell?), and they became this perfect lover, but that person was stolen by the Evil One (Lucifer?), and Gollum (Jack?).


Gonna ramble on, sing my song. Gotta keep-a-searchin’ for my baby…
Gonna work my way, round the world. I can’t stop this feelin’ in my heart
Gotta keep searchin’ for my baby. I can’t find my bluebird!

The lover is his bluebird. 

Bluebird is a universal symbol for peace, happiness, prosperity, new births, good news, light in darkness, faith, heavenly realm, angels, and love sent from above (I’m shitting you not).

“Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly.”

See, I’ve always felt like they would be going against their own preaching if they didn’t plan a happy ending for this show. 

Ramble on! Always keep grinding! Always keep fighting!

See, if after all these years they’d give us a tragic ending, it would kill the whole message they’ve been sending inside and outside of the show. If after all terrible things these characters were through (while they never stopped going forward), they would not get anything positive at the end, it would kill the whole idea behind the last 12 years of the show. So I think the future is bright.

anonymous asked:

I am a hardcore Destiel shipper (and Sam/Eileen tbh), but I am losing hope that it will ever be made obvious on screen. I choose to see it as canon, but how do you think they would make it extra obvious to less-shippy fans? I'd be down for a hug and some hand holding, but I can't think of an outcome that doesn't sound like some fan fiction - and therefor being called out as fan service. Thoughts?

Honestly I’m really confused how anyone can be losing hope after having just witnessed season 12.

Originally posted by lifetimetv

We just had a whole season of:

- Multiple near-death moments, hugs, reunions that are more and more emotional every time, by the time we get to 12x19 they both look so strained they could strain Rowena’s tea leaves with their eye balls. Let alone Cas’s “DEAN!” moment right in front of Sam and Mary in 12x23, completely ignoring them, and Dean’s “where the hell have you been?!” standard pissed off wife raging at Cas in 12x19 in front of Sam. Attempts at hiding it from these two have really gone out the window by this point…

-Sam being SO DONE and rolling his eyes practically every time they are in the same room together, even when they aren’t, yes, I’m looking at you 12x10: “you’re going to storm in….right now”. 

- Dean textually saying he’s not mad, he’s WORRIED about Cas. DEAN BEING A WORRIED HUSBAND ALL SEASON LONG EVEN THOUGH THAT DOESN’T ADD AT ALL TO THE PLOT LINE, ITS JUST THERE BELOW THE RADAR ANYWAY. 

- Mary treating Cas like he is Dean’s husband, comforting him when he’s missing, the ‘computing’ look at their reunion hug, looking pointedly at DEAN when asking if Cas will go along with their plan in 12x23 etc etc etc.

- DEAN GIVING CAS A MIXTAPE OF HIS FAVOURITE BAND, A BAND THAT IS LINKED TO SEDUCTION IN THE SHOW. Cas wondering if he has to return it now that Dean seems so upset with him, again, a standard romantic “returning your stuff” break up trope, but Dean waves him away, no, I forgive you, just PLEASE STAY WITH ME.

- In 12x19 Dean being angry and acting like a wife who’s husband is late home from the pub, because he was worried but then IMMEDIATELY forgiving Cas, asking Cas to stay, to be a “we”, even in 12x19 still defending him, by 12x23 saying that they will “work things out”, Cas telling Dean that he would die to protect him, that he loves him, loves all of them etc etc etc.

- Now Dean is learning to let his walls down and the catalyst occurs in the FINALE, oh, coincidentally, JUST before Cas gets taken brutally away from him right in front of his eyes and he doesn’t even compute it, is still in shock by the time the credits roll….

This whole season has been what I see as the middle ground, the link between the previous seasons where the Dean / Cas relationship has been extremely subtextual, and the next season(s) where it will culminate in canon.

You can’t just randomly show casual viewers Dean and Cas making out, so many people won’t have seen the subtext (I was just talking to a viewer this weekend, who was like Destiel? Nope, I don’t see it. When I explained the story, he was like OMG YES I never noticed that! That makes so much more sense - talking about s11 and the undercurrent of Dean’s feelings since the show and how they link to the overall plot) - So the casual viewers need it to be much more obvious before it is canon, but also it’s a long running show, it cannot just SUDDENLY become obvious, it needs to feel organic.

Therefore season 12 was for US very blatant, but for casual viewers they are just getting strong hints of it. It was around 12x10 - 12x12 that I got a few asks saying things like “I never shipped Destiel but now I do”… and after 12x19 I think many of these ideas were cemented into peoples minds, the same as after 12x22 I think many people will now understand Performing!Dean and the side that was the facade and what is real, they will look at the show in hindsight and see it where they hadn’t so much before.

Therefore next season should be even more blatant. And what could be more blatant than Cas being dead and us seeing Dean in MOURNING, fighting to WIN HIM BACK (again, this is a standard romantic trope and the next part of the story in line with the standard romantic storyline that they are abiding to, for more info search #break up theory on my blog).

Next season should be even stronger with the subtext and we will see things coming into the text much more than even in season 12. 

Originally posted by thegirlatther0cksh0w

In season 12 we had hugs, worrying for your boyfriend and a freaking mixtape. 

I think season 13 will raise us something along the lines of mourning like a widower, Sam supporting Dean in this widower role, an awkward accidental date, talking about feelings, working on something together while laughing and doing the heart eyes and probably some kind of accidental kiss / falling over each other or whatever if they want to get really blatant about it ;)

With regards to how they will make it canon, these are two BAMF guys who, yes, are actually also deep down very soft and sweet in their personalities but are not going to start running bubble baths and giving each other bouquets of flowers on screen. All we need and want is a couple of shots of Cas shuffling into the kitchen in Dean’s dead guy robe for a couple of cups of coffee in the morning and Dean’s gruff “coming Cas?” as he goes off to bed, a shot of them giving each other a cute look over lunch while Sam rolls his eyes, thats all we need after the initial love declaration or 1 kiss of whatever way they decide to go…

I mean, I’m being really arrogant here, but Destiel isn’t the only thing that me and the other meta writers write about and we are all basking in the glory of the fact that pretty much everything we speculated would happen character wise in s12 has happened and that pretty much all our endgame speculation has either happened already or looks very much on track to being so. It would be weird if we were right about all the rest and not about Destiel, which is one of the most blatant ones of all…

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anonymous asked:

I still can't get over the goddamn mixtape and the goddamn Traxx. This is worse than the longing retcon xp

This is worse than the next 10 ridiculous Destiel things stacked on top of each other. I feel like my normal response is to go like, “remember when…” and bring up more nonsense, but that is a luxury of the pre-mixtape era

Originally posted by scottielaw

  • What she says: sorry I'm not focused, I didn't sleep well last night
  • What she means: Two weeks ago we found out Dean made Castiel a mixtape Dean's Top 13 Zepp Traxx that means kisses both literally and figuratively I don't make the rules all I know is This mixtape saved my goddamned soul That's right God damned this soul His Own Self and The Mixtape saved it from Him I don't want to beat a dead me, but this mixtape killed me and sent me up the Stairway to Heaven like thoughts inside a dream I know I'm mixing metaphors but I don't care because
  • mixing metaphors
  • Mix in m tap rs
  • Mixtape
  • It's everywhere
  • It's everything
  • I'm about to lose my worried mind
  • I gotta roll I can't stand still
  • I'm sorry
  • I've listened to nothing but Led Zeppelin for 300 hours
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Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester, Destiel
Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel, Jack Kline, nephilim - Character
Additional Tags: Post-Episode: s12e23 All Along the Watchtower, season 13, Mourning, Songfic, sadfic, Sad, Song: Hallelujah, Crying Dean, Crying Sam, hunter funerals, Salt And Burn, Mixtape, Dean’s Top 13 Zepp Traxx, Screenplay/Script Format, Episode: s12e23 All Along the Watchtower

Summary:

Screenplay / script format of a possible opener for season 13, picking up where we left off with Team Free Will: Sam goes to check on Jack while Dean sits by Cas’s body. All hunters get special funerals, but only the most beloved get montages set to music (pour some out for Charlie and Kevin here)

Notes:

Images of the script pages come first since I think it’s best to read it like you would on a printed page. I’ve provided the text [on AO3] for anyone who needs it, if images don’t work, etc.
I’m also breaking a bunch of screenwriting rules (don’t direct on the page, don’t use music, don’t say anything you can’t actually show i.e. inner thoughts, etc.) but hey, this is for fun (or torture, you know, same thing) and I’m not going to worry about it being production-perfect.


Here’s the song I used for inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwMowPviUAQ