i imagine dib just barges in after zim misses school for a few days to find that he’s just been wallowing in self pity bc he doesn’t know what’s happening to his superior form :( but dib helps him figure it out on the condition he gets to study it yeah. yeAh.
even if someone says (bc someone is GOING TO) that it wasn’t a “mix tape” as in he didn’t choose the songs especially specifically absolutely for Cas, what i’m about to tell you is a fact
you don’t give someone your cassette tape that has your favorite songs from your favorite artist. you don’t. especially now bc who the fuck has cassette tapes? every cassette that you might find in the dark depths of my house have meaning and i will cut anyone who tries to come near them. Dean has snatched his cassettes away from his brother who he loves dearly and shares everything with bc he talked shit about his music. he wouldn’t have given Cas that tape unless it was deeply personal and had some serious meaning behind it. even if it wasn’t a mixtape in the traditional sense, it had the emotional weight of a mixtape.