o brother where out thou

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       “You’re the one, Sam. You’re my vessel. My true vessel.”

        “So I… I guess I am your only hope.”

                                                                                                                                  “No.”         

                                                                                             “It’s never gonna happen.”

O Brother Where Art Thou Starters
  • Yes, sir, the South is gonna change
  • Out with the old spiritual mumbo jumbo, the superstitions, and the backward ways
  • Damn! We're in a tight spot!
  • Were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
  • Oh, ___. Not the livestock!
  • We thought you was a toad!
  • He's a live wire though, ain't he?
  • Is you is, or is you ain't, my constichency?
  • The treasure is still there, believe me.
  • But how'd he know about the treasure?
  • The blind are reputed to possess sensitivities compensating for their lack of sight, even to the point of developing paranormal psychic powers.
  • He said we wouldn't get the treasure we seek on account of our obstacles.
  • Well what the hell does he know?
  • He's just an ignorant old man.
  • How's this a plan?
  • How we gonna get a car?
  • You miserable little snake! You stole from my kin!
  • You didn't know that at the time.
  • That don't make no sense!
  • It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.
  • Well I'll be a sonofabitch.
  • I've been redeemed. The preacher's done warshed away all my sins and transmissions. It's the straight and narrow from here on out, and heaven everlasting's my reward.
  • We've got bigger fish to fry.
  • I thought you said you was innocent of those charges?
  • You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers.
  • Well, I guess you're just my cross to bear.
  • I had to be up at that there crossroads last midnight, to sell my soul to the devil.
  • What'd the devil give you for your soul?
  • I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?
  • Well ain't this place a geographical oddity!
  • Deceitful, two-faced she-woman!
  • You ever been with a woman?
  • Oh yes, I have spread my seed.
  • Sometimes, you have to lose your way to get back home.
  • They have a plan, but not a clue.

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite books based on greek mythology or interpretations/variations of it? Also, what's your favorite mythology?

Hmmm… well you know, I really love Greek mythology and I love books that incorporate it or modernise it, but like 99% of young adult I have read based on Greek myth is FREAKING AWFUL. Like I don’t know what it is about this specific subgenre of ya that is so bad but it really is DO NOT READ ANY YA HADES/PERSEPHONE RETELLINGS. INCLUDING AND ESPECIALLY THOSE MEG CABOT ATROCITIES PLEASE BELIEVE ME I SUFFERED SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO. So yeah stay away from books with girls in floaty dresses on the front with names like ‘the goddess hunt’ or 'passion’ or 'evertrue’

(The only exception here, if you want to call them YA, is the Percy Jackson books. They’re a lot of fun and have soooo much Greek and later Roman myth packed in there, and tbh they’re worth it for actual angel nico diangelo QUEER SON OF HADES alone)

I have yet to find a book that does Helen of Troy justice like I want her to be done, but The Song Of Achilles is AMAZING and will fuck u up a++ very worth it. Kerry Greenwood has a book about Medea but it lacks any teeth (spoilers: she doesn’t kill her children at the end. I KNOW. I KNOW.), most modern Greek interpretations that centre on the female pantheon/heroines seem to want to make them likable at any cost (as if they weren’t.. likable before???), and so they suck the story dry of the blood and murder and vengeance that makes Greek stories… Greek? I don’t know man, it’s a problem this genre has (WHERE’S THE CLYTEMENSTRA BOOK Y'ALLLL)

The Secret History is a staple but honestly like if you haven’t read it yet, you need to - the best bachannal books are the ones where everything just goes to shit afterwards becausE YOU CAN’T BRUSH THAT CLOSE TO THE GODS WITHOUT RUINING YOUR LIFE, asoiaf has a LOT of awesome greek mythology interpretations (cersei as oedipus, catelyn as demeter, sansa as persephone, jon as persephone, jon as HADES, dany as a hercules or theseus COME TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE THINGS), the penelopiad by margaret atwood is wonderful, there is in general a lot of greek allusions in southern gothic literature, particularly faulkner and tennessee williams.

There are many death and the maiden books I could rec you but none that stand out to me about Hades/Persephone specifically (which really is a shame. i would give A LOT for a modern interpretation of them done right, i really would), but there is a lot of great poetry about them - I actually have some death and the maiden recs over here.

In other media - HADESTOWN. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM. IF YOU TAKE NOTHING ELSE FROM THIS POST PLEASE DOWNLOAD HADESTOWN YOU WILL NOT REGRET, the lyre of orpheus by nick cave is another greek myth-based concept album that i absolutely love (featuring 'o children’ of deathy hallows fame), there is a lot of greek myth in the sandman comics, and in other gaiman works like american gods, there are many fun trash greek blockbusters (i’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for clash of the titans whatEVER, and i love troy even though THEY CUT OUT DIOMEDES THE BAE D:) but 'o brother where art thou’ is actually fantastic, AND southern gothic, AND has singing, so get on that, and like if you haven’t seen disney’s hercules or class of the titans HONESTLY WHAT ARE YOU DOING UH GUYS OLYMPUS WOULD BE THAT WAY

By 'favourite mythology’ do you mean like greek specifically, or favourite mythology of like any in the world? lmao well in greek i love hades/persephone (naturally), cupid and psyche, ariadne/dionysus/the minotaur/the maze, medea, specific parts of the iliad and i always loved the story of artemis feeding that dude TO HIS OWN ANIMALS cause he saw her bathing THAT’S WHAT IM ABOUT.

As for other mythologies - judeo-christian i’m fascinated with of course, celtic mythology is really interesting to me, central asian/mongolian steppe culture and myth is something i’m interested in, same with slavic myth, and i also really like mesoamerican mythology, specifically maya and tarascan. IM TERRIBLE I KNOW IM INTERESTED IN EVERYTHING IT’S A PROBLEM

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Looks like Dean is back at that same washed out road/pier from Sacrifice in O Brother, Where Art Thou.  The boat appears to be gone now.

(It’s probably not supposed to be the same place, but it appears to be the same shooting location.)

Also, this seems to be where THE DARKNESS kisses him.  I wonder if he drove there himself or if she magicked him there.  Interesting that he’s wearing a suit.  In the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou”, the trio of guys meets a group of sirens washing in the river where they are mesmerized, but they also come across a bunch of people getting baptized in the river….and one of them joins in and considers himself saved.  At the end, they are about to be killed by a very devilish fellow when a flood washes through the valley, wiping everything out but saving them.  (If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I super highly recommend it!!!)

Meanwhile, it would appear that Sam, Crowley, and Rowena are on the road to Hell:

And THE DARKNESS is not only showing up in gardens with fountains, she’s busting up a church.  Including a Madonna and child statue: