I’m sorry, Dean. I really am — I never wanted to hurt you or anyone. But I swear, even if the word ‘family’ didn’t mean the same thing to me as it did to you way back then… you made growing up in the place we did a little easier. I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t been there, okay? You kept me sane sometimes. You were my only constant friend.
You’ve gotta know, my heaven wouldn’t have been right without you there.
Here comes Lucifer, here comes Lucifer, Breaking right out of his cage Lilith and Ruby and all his demons Pullin’ him out again Hell is steamin’, people screamin’ Everyone should go say their prayers Hold on wait, Sam jumped into Hell And Lucifer’s back downstairs!
But here comes Crowley, here comes Crowley, Or maybe it is Eve Who is the villain of this season? I don’t know who to believe Cause technically there is Cas too He told hundreds of lies Raphael’s there, and Crowley’s gone And then Sam Campbell dies
Here come Leviathans, here come Leviathans, With their big black goo They were trapped in Purgatory Now they’re gonna eat you Just grab some Borax, board your windows Stay away from politics Then Dean and Cas use their big bad bone And there’s exploding Dick
But here comes Metatron, here comes Metatron, The one that no one likes He is an ass and he tricked poor Cas And made the angels fight Even though he kinda killed Dean The other guys didn’t drop the ball Cause if there’s one thing you should know Team Free Will stops them all
. Just seeing Sam brightens my day, his smile, his generosity, his capacity for forgiveness, his innate goodness, his seeking goodness in others. If I meet Sam I know he wouldn’t judge me.
Sam taught me that it’s okay to be wrong sometimes, and owning one’s mistake is the best way of moving forward. How many people we know in our own lives are holding grudges or rehashing the same thing over and over again? Often times it’s because they won’t accept their own culpability and instead obsessively blame others, trapping themselves in an endless loop of blame and non-growth because they’re not at peace with their own conscience.
3. What it means to have faith.
Sam never got the life he wanted and he never got what he prayed for, and yet in spite of that and what Sam has seen with his own eyes, Sam still maintains the idea that there is hope and believes that a person can change themselves or the world around them for the better.
In the end we are accountable to our choices and actions and we are the makers of our own destiny. Sam Winchester changed his destiny and beat angels and archangels at their own game because it is our own free will that free us from others who attempt to circumvent our will to the benefit of their own.
5. Brave, sweet, selfless Sam.
This one is self explanatory. Sam Winchester, the greatest gift of all. Whenever Sam is beaten and broken down, he still finds the strength to get up and keep fighting the fight. Even when he’s given up on living, he still fights for others so they can have another chance to reclaim their lives. Sam deserves a lot better than what he’s given, but to Sam it doesn’t matter that he doesn’t receive that he is deserved, because having compassion and empathy, and doing what is right is it’s own reward.
Fanfiction is the madwoman in mainstream culture’s attic, but the attic won’t contain it forever. Writing and reading fanfiction isn’t just something you do; it’s a way of thinking critically about the media you consume, of being aware of all the implicit assumptions that a canonical work carries with it, and of considering the possibility that those assumptions might not be the only way things have to be.
Anne Jamison, Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World.