she is really looking like an angel in this season

are you falling or flying, clarissa?

you know, as always, i’m really irritated when people call clary by the name morgenstern because she doesn’t use it, it’s not the name she grew up with, and most importantly she doesn’t like it, like don’t be fucking rude. so when the angel raziel called her clarissa morgenstern i was really annoyed, and then i got to thinking and this fits really perfectly into this shadowhunter fic i’ve been planning so what if:

the morgensterns are an old, wealthy, and powerful shadowhunter family, right? they have such an odd name for their profession, such a specific one – morning star, the name of lucifer before he fell, the name that jesus uses to describe himself in the bible. are they referring to one, to both?

who knows.

but what a powerful name, what an important name. that’s not a name you take for yourself, not when you’re a servant of heaven like the shadowhunters are. it’s a name you earn.

then there’s the name clarissa. clarissa means bright and shining. so her name translates to the bright shining morning star. and it must have been valentine who gave her that name, because it’s such a heavy name for a baby, for a young woman, for anyone. and valentine calls her clarissa morgenstern because that’s what she is to him, a bright shining star. but that’s not a name you’re given, not really. it’s one you earn.

so i really like the idea that raziel calls clary by the name clarissa morganstern because he thinks she’s earned it. i like the idea that all the reasons clary chafes with the clave and other shadowhunters and the downworlders are the same reasons that the angels love her. she falls into the role of holy soldier in a way that’s so much cleaner and straightforward than most of the people around her.

i talk here and here about why i believe clary is a blossoming little general and about her sharp take on morality (some of these opinions are out of date because WOAH BOY some people have had hella character development, but i stand by the general idea of them). but in summary:

clary is crazy charming when she’s wants to be. she’s not manipulative really, she’s too straight forward for that. but especially in the first season she did impossible things so casually, and i don’t mean in magic or power. i mean in getting mortal enemies to die together for her cause, getting loyal subjects to break oaths to their queen for her, getting the aid of people who once professed to hate her or even tried to kill her. i once wrote that clary is dangerously charismatic and i believe that. she doesn’t have to be right, she just has to convince everyone she’s right, and she’s kind of scarily good at that.

secondly, clary has a very black and white view of morality. there isn’t really any grey area where she’s concerned. i’m just going to copy and paste from my other post here, so:

she’s really big on forgiveness. which seems odd, considering how completely ruthless she can be at times, but it’s true. it’s one of my favorite qualities of hers, the dichotomy of how readily she forgives and moves on from past hurts against how completely and thoroughly she’s capable of hating and cutting down those who stand in her way.

clary basically forgives everyone who’s ever lied to or wronged her – she doesn’t hold a grudge against magnus for taking her memories in the first place, against raphael for any of the actions he’s taken against her, never holds onto any hurt or resentment for any of the cruel things alec has said to her. jace ignores her for weeks and she doesn’t take it personally, only wants him back in any way she can have him. when luke abandons her in her time of greatest need she doesn’t blame him, is only happy to have him back. when luke’s sister returns she insists that they give her a chance, and even after cleophas has proven herself to be a betrayer and a liar, even when clary has every reason not to trust her – she does. when cleophas says she’s changed her mind, she’s ready to betray valentine even tho moments before she would have declared herself one his most faithful servants – clary believes her. clary believes and trusts a murderer because that – that’s part of clary too, i think, even her positive qualities circle back to her ruthlessness.

holding onto grudges and hurts will only hinder her, so she doesn’t. she has a goal and she has enemies and those are immutable and unmoving but everything else is negotiable.

clary is not a woman that deals in grey areas. either something is right or it’s wrong, either you’re with her or against her, and she has little patience for anything or anyone that tries to stay in the in between. this is most perfectly shown with that quick back and forth between her and cleophas in the alley. cleophas says that hurting an angel goes against everything being a shadowhunter stands for, and clary shoots back oh, and killing downworlders doesn’t? cleophas says it’s different, but the thing is for clary it isn’t. she deals with absolutes. killing downworlders and torturing an angel are the same for her because they are both actions that heaven’s warriors shouldn’t be taking, and in her mind if you’re capable of one you’re capable of the other.

so in conclusion: clary has a stunning capacity for both compassion and forgiveness, is ruthless down to her bones for better or worse, and treats morality as far more black and white than is probably healthy.

look at her relationship with jonathan and how that fits into all of this. when she’s on his side, she’s moved by compassion, is willing to forgive all manner of atrocities because she believes in him. when she’s like this, her dangerous charisma comes out in full force, and she nearly turns him to her side without even trying to. then he crosses a line, and all that compassion disappears, at least on the surface. clary has made her judgement – her brother is no longer worth saving, and she’ll kill him with her bare hands when necessary. compassion and forgiveness. black and white morality. utter ruthlessness. clary’s interesting, i think, because she has all these qualities at once.

and … i just feel like all these qualities make the angels really like clary. she is like them, ruthless and caring and with an unmovable certainty for what she believes to be right. on top of this, a charisma and presence that pulls others to her side in spite of how her other qualities grate on them or get them in trouble. she’s a leader, more last season than this one, but she still has those qualities.

they look at her, raziel looks at her, and calls her clarissa morgenstern. she is the bright, shining morning star.

will she fall like lucifer? is she a messiah like the son of god?

who knows.

but both of those people brought change, brought revolutions, for better or worse.

clary has earned her name. when change comes, as it inevitably must, people will have her name on their lips.

for better or worse.

Faith - Part 3

Request: Hi I was wondering if maybe you could do a rewrite of the episode faith were instead of dean getting Tased the reader does? If not that’s totally fine also.

Pairings: Dean x sister!reader, Sam x sister!reader

Word Count: 1,820

Dean’s Age: 26

Sam’s Age: 22

Reader Age: ~16

(A/N): This is a rewrite of episode 12 of season 1, “Faith”.

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Part 2

“You really think it’s the Grim Reaper? Like, angel of death, collect your soul, the whole deal?” Sam asked, glancing over his computer between you and Dean.

“No no no, not the reaper, a reaper. There’s reaper lore in pretty much every culture on Earth. They go by a hundred different names, it’s possible that there’s more than one of ‘em,” Dean responded, looking up from a stack of papers.

“But Y/N said she saw a dude in a suit,” Sam said, making you roll your eyes.

“What, you think he should’ve been working the whole black robe thing? Look, you said it yourself that the clock stopped, right?” you asked, receiving a nod from Sam. You grabbed the top paper from Dean’s pile and held it up. “Reapers stop time.”

“And, you can only see ‘em when they’re coming at you, which is why Y/N could see it and we couldn’t,” Dean continued, taking the paper back and putting it down rather rough.

“Maybe,” Sam stated skeptically, again making you roll your eyes.

“There’s nothing else it could be, Sam. The question is, how is Roy controlling the damn thing?” you trailed off, scanning through Dean’s papers another time.

“The cross,” Sam said, sitting up slightly. You looked at Dean, confused.


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Young Justice Season Three where instead of a love triangle w/ Tim&Cassie&Steph we get Cassie&Steph as best friends who love to mess with Tim and we don’t get Steph characterized by a male character who either treats her like an angel or completely worthless. Let’s have Steph who doesn’t need Tim to be who she is but they still are really great friends who can just have fun, and let’s have Cassie and Steph kicking butt together and helping each other look past their insecurities. I mean could you imagine that, two strong female characters who aren’t defined by a male and are really close, and one of them in a meaningful relationship that doesn’t consume them and the other rocking the single life or a relationship with literally any character because hey, they’re people too??

Like what a novelty.

anonymous asked:

Really can't believe people think it's good writing to wrap up everybody's story in Sana's season like literally never trust a white woman to write for poc. Also vilde never apologized to Sana so fandom can fuck off calling her a sweet angel baby or some shit

I’m so upset you can’t even believe. Like I played myself soooo hard, I look back at the posts at the beginning of the season and it’s DEPRESSING.

This is the week, she should’ve been happy with Yousef, she should’ve had quality time with her family preparing for Eid and the last week of Ramadan. 

Instead she sent him away and took her pov, to once again give everything to her favorites. Like okay wow.

Also lmao imagine if instead of different povs, it had been Sana going to each person individually and TALKING about all the loose threads this season, to Even about his story, to Vilde about all her microagressions and racism, to Jamilla about LIFE

LOL, we really thought. How idiotic were we I wanna laugh at my stupidity


Here’s my biased opinion on the girls. Plz message me your thoughts as well, but if you send me spoilers I will find you and cut up your wigs.

AJA: looks GORGEOUS in her promo. I was surprised to see a s9 queen, but in just a year her makeup skills have improved a lot and she looked incredible. If nothing else, she will bring us amazing tv, but I’m not sure she’ll go too far.

BEN DELA CREME: I’ll be honest, I don’t like her for the selfish reason that as a boy she reminds me of someone I really don’t like lol. However I feel like she seems quite similar to her character from her own season, I’m curious to see how she does. And the fact that she was apparently very opposed to joining at first could make her performance interesting.

CHI CHI: my sweet angel. My personal fave from s8, I’m rooting for her. She’s improved drastically in terms of looks. Not sure she’ll go far but I’m just excited to see her return. Also if we get to see her lip sync against Kennedy I will gag.

KENNEDY: also excited to see her return. I hope she doesn’t get too in her head and has fun with it. And tbh I agreed with her meet the queens clip when she says she should’ve been top 3 instead of Pearl…sorry!

MILK: soooo excited she came back. I’m obsessed with her bodybuilder thing she did, especially after getting shit for “being a dude.” I met her once and she was so sweet. I can’t wait to see her looks.

MORGAN: I’m especially fond of queens from the early seasons. She might be rusty on the competition, but she’s been working nonstop since s2 and is so much more polished. Plus she’ll bring some drama which I like.

SHANGELA: so excited she’s back. I don’t wanna hear any shit about how she got two chances, so did trixie. Speaking of whom, I think Shangie is gonna be Trixies biggest competition (which has been hinted at). I just love her so much and think she’s gonna be unstoppable.

THORGY: propbably who I’m least excited about tbh. I actually forgot about her when I was doing this list lol. Her look seems to be the same as it was on s8. Maybe she’ll surprise us? At least she’ll bring her fun kookiness and those awful dreads.

TRIXIE: ok. We all knew. We all know she’ll do well. I love her, but a lot of her fans bother me. Which she’d probably agree with. Especially all the “drag race” blogs that are actually just trixie/katya fan accounts. It’s clear she’s coming back with a ton of confidence which I love. She knows she’s gonna slay. But I hate that it’s gonna be like last all stars where any queen who says anything negative about her will be crucified (esp if they’re poc). Random note: I love that she stopped using the blue contacts!

The 10th queen: I’ve heard who it allegedly is, and all I’m gonna say is I’m super super super excited.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Sorry to bother you with a bit of a dumb question...but I've been seeing the phrase "the story became the story" a lot in the past few weeks on my dash, and I never understood what exactly it means? I think it was mostly on some other blog but I can't seem to find it. Just very confused ^^'

It’s from 9x07:

So, what was that all about, ‘Dee-dawg’?

You remember when we were kids that spring in upstate New York? Dad was on a rugaru hunt. We, uh – we crashed at the, uh … the bungalow colony with the ping-pong table?

Yeah. Uh, y-you disappeared. Dad came back. You were gone. He shipped me off to Bobby’s for a couple months and went and … found you. You were lost on a hunt or something.

THAT’S what we told you. (as if Sam’s story refreshed his memory) Right.

I’m sorry? That’s what you told me?

Truth is, uh… I lost the food money that Dad left for us in a card game. I knew you’d get hungry, so … I tried taking the five-finger discount at the local market and got busted. I wasn’t on a hunt. They sent me to a boys’ home.

A boys’ home, like a … reform school?

Yeah, more or less. It was a farm, and the guy who ran it – Sonny – he, uh, you know, he looked after me.


Hey, Dean … I mean, why didn’t you just tell me you went to a boys’ home?

I don’t know. Uh, it was Dad’s idea. And then it just – you know, the story became the story. I was 16.

I copied most of the exchange (that’s the end of the scene, with Dean using that last line to end the argument) because I think context is sort of important… Basically a lot of meta writers since this episode have picked up on it as a really important phrase to explain a lot of things all round the show, where people have been holding onto ideas and stories which helped but really aren’t that great long term for their development and all. 

This one exchange summarises the entire point of this episode before you even get into it, and basically anything where they were holding onto an idea for safety or denial out of their childhood. Most John Winchester focused episodes have an element of it, this is just the most overt (I think it’s the key episode really for all Carver/Dabb era John-related stuff) so it gives us this great line to explain everything.

Now Mary’s back it’s even more critical because it’s basically explaining everything where there’s difficulty communicating, and Mary was still in the “story” up until Toni told her to her face that there was a different truth to the one she’s been clinging to. (I just scrolled past this great gifset with some side by sides

Essentially the entire story of Mary to Sam and Dean has been, well, a story. She has a whole history of being their tragic saintly mother, they never got to knew through anything but hazy memories and stories. Ever since then her image has been challenged, I mean, like, in 1x09 she apologises to Sam for what happened/will happen (not that she remembers this now) - but at the time it showed there was maybe something more to what Mary knew. Still, going back in time and meeting her, whatever we learn that she’s a hunter etc never changes who she IS to Dean and then Sam - they both look at her like she’s a flawless angel and permanently with tears ready to fall just to be in the same room as her. 

As much as John stuff has stories that became the story - the things they say to explain how bad it was to themselves, that they can focus on him being a great hunter, a hero who sacrificed himself for them, who had his noble tragic quest to avenge Mary, doesn’t really cover that he neglected them and raised them poorly, messed up, with too many expectations and dangerously. Which again is a theme since season 1 - if nothing else shows it clearly, then 1x18 with John sending Dean to clean up his mess with the striga… Which John blamed Dean for despite him being a kid, it was his fault for messing up the hunt not John’s for expecting this tiny child to protect his brother with a shotgun from a terrible monster. And I’ve never been certain he wasn’t using them as bait if he had left them alone in the same town as the monster knowing its pattern was to feed on kids.

So they have their stories about John - stuff where Dean accepts the blame or things where they can kid themselves it wasn’t all as bad as that, because they DID love him and he loved them and all that stuff is apparently what family does for each other - all the selling their souls etc.

Of course then it turns out Mary was the one who started it not John, which is the narrative asking us to question her, to allow her to be more human, as messed up as them, etc.

But actually having her back is difficult to get over the image, so for them the hurdle with Mary has been seeing past the story that became the story, that she is miserable and human and messed up as well (hence all the drama she’s put them through so far)… And they’re struggling with the image of John, where the story became the story and they haven’t exactly conquered that yet EITHER so asking them to be upfront and comfortable discussing it with Mary? She’s been folded into their perception of John and though they very very gently poked at the idea to start with, she was making essentially the same error as Henry Winchester:

You’re also Winchesters. As long as we’re alive, there’s always hope. [DEAN and SAM look at each other.] I didn’t know my son as a man, but having met you two… [HENRY takes DEAN’s hand with his right hand and holds out his left hand to SAM] …I know I would have been proud of him.

He ALSO read all of John’s journal and was horrified by what had happened to him, but for his own sanity drew a nicer picture of John as a hero and a good man (because, on a cosmic level, he was and his actions were good and he saved people and sold his soul for Dean and didn’t even break in Hell when Dean did, like, what a great guy). Mary as a character with a full season long arc has a chance to learn more and get past that same introduction to what she missed while skipping ahead in the story to what to both Henry and her is essentially after the story ended, and to understand what’s underneath the story - that this upbringing by a crusading hero was not exactly a story of great parenting when it came to her sons. And even the only thing she doesn’t know yet after Toni’s attempt to tell her a version of the truth to upset her is that cupids connected her and John, and that her whole story THERE is also a half-truth because unlike the story Dean told her in 12x01 about how she met John, there is no cute love story - there’s manipulation from Heaven and in the end the same love that made her make that deal wasn’t all her fault because it came from a cupid’s arrow not just from her own heart. And it all “had” to happen because of the apocalypse.

Anyway, that’s the sort of thematic thread that has been running through the entire show but since 9x07 had really easy words to put to it to mean anything where this messed up family has constructed an easier truth over its darkness. 

(I have to say as I just watched 10x05 last, I really hated the Winchester Family Story as presented there with them all singing Carry On Wayward Son, and I think it was meant to be fake because Adam was there and they had to ask who he was… But the whole take away from the episode even for the actual Sam and Dean was a very very glossy idea of what they do and how their family is. Works great as a 1 off episode completely in isolation to actually celebrate the show and fandom as we love it, but in context 2 episodes after demon!Dean was laying into Sam about how they were raised and the real dark heart of their family, before trying to kill him…. it’s so fake, and watching those 2 episodes side by side like I did, without the werewolf melodrama in the middle… It’s so obviously a “the story became the story” to smooth over the whole demon!Dean incident so they can function for most of the rest of season 10… If you need another example of seeing it in action :D)

“oh hey dad, meet my boyfriend the mass murdering angel with a taste of pb and j’s, oh an here are all of my only remaining living friends the king of hell, an evil thousand year old witch, god, a werewolf hunter, and gods sister (but her and I kind of have a thing so don’t tell the murdering angel). too bad you missed the lesbian computer nerd she died when frankenstein killed her lol another day on the job, right dad? oh and if you want to take a trip to purgatory you can meet my best friend benny he’s really cool i promise hes one of the nice vampires ahaha why are you looking at me like that sam’s the one that slept with a demon for a year.”


First commission of the season for @transjolynekujo who let me draw their adorable tiefling Candie who I would probably give my life for???? I got indecisive with the background so here are two versions :’D

Thank you again for commissioning me!

commission info here !

Some deep™ rpdr thoughts

I think that you can’t be a “true” drag race fan or a “true” fan of any queen until you look at them outside of drag race. Sure you can watch the show and form opinions about the queens of the season from just that, but it’s not until you look at them through other videos and opportunities that you truly see their character. Because it’s a reality tv show there’s a lot of pressure on them, and they won’t necessarily act like they would in a normal setting. Like I didn’t like Courtney act on her season, I thought she was kind of a bitch, but Courtney is the sweetest angel ever!! And it was a competition after all!! And I didn’t like Jasmine masters for the same reason, but I love her now! You can’t really judge a queen’s personality just from what you’ve seen on the show. There’s so much more there you have to uncover and that’s such an exciting and fun thing to do

guremahi  asked:

ruby kurosawa for the character thingy?

why i like them

shes rly cute and i have a soft spot for shy characters

why i dont

uuhhh well sometimes i get annoyed when im playing ll and she says the same thing over and over but either then that theres no reason why i would hate her

Favourite episode

probably episode 4 of the first season, its rly cute seeing hers and hanamaru’s relationship

Favourite season

season 1, i havent watched season 2 yet haha

Favourite line

from what i can think of right now, the scene when they get dia into aquors and she comes up holding an idol outfit and says, “my dear sister, welcome to aquors!” cuz that scene gets me every time

favourite outfit

i love the mijuku dreamer outfits a lot

i really like how the blue looks on her, the angel set was a blessing

look how cute her little hair buns are!!! and how the kimono looks on her!!! 


rubymaru, those two are so cute


ruby and dia, they have such a cute sibling relationship


i like to think that shes a huge nerd, with a whole bunch of merch and books stuffed in her closet so nobody sees

unpopular opinion

i dont find her voice annoying, cuz apparently a lot of people do??

a wish

i dont really have any wishes,,,,,,

an oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen

i hope that she doesnt get injured to the point that she has to leave the group!!!!!!

5 words best to describe her

shes doing her absolute rubesty

a nickname for her

roob, the roob

aliciqvikander  asked:

god hafsia what have u done 2 me i cant stop thinking abt gentle butch yousef now??? her and noora being THOSE lesbians like their lesbiatic energy is felt from miles away and any man who thinks abt them loses his head and yousef lesrning abt herself and being like! yes this is me:D and sana and noora are standing behind her like 😭😭💗💗 theyre so proud!!!! i love my happy supportive gays!!!!!

for real I lost my mind earlier I was really just looking at the entirety of season 4 in retrospect like some detective solving a case like OF COURSE! it makes SO MUCH SENSE! she’s got that vibe. I used to be SUCH a yousana and that is why! I’m a lesbian and i could tell and i know in my heart yousef found her place among the gays! I’m just so endeared by my butch angel who dances to The Weeknd and picks out flowers and is a shy mess around the girl she loves… that’s so butch culture I love her!

but god yes ? just walking down the street oozing pure, undiluted lesbianism and causing headaches for men all around, those are my GIRLS!


Ok but can you imagine what that conversation must have been like?

“Dean, I don’t know what to get her. What do kids like these days?”
“Seriously dude? Why are you asking me? She doesn’t even like me.”
“Oh look, it’s Tardar Sauce!”
“It’s… what? What the hell, Cas?”
“Tardar Sauce. Her name. She’s not actually grumpy, she only looks like that because-”
“I really don’t care. It’s… cute. Get it. Let’s get out of here, this place is giving me the creeps.”

Castiel & Dean Winchester | Supernatural 10.20 - Angel Heart

I’m just gonna take a moment to talk about 3 of the best fictional characters ever:

Jake Fitzgerald- This boy was the biggest douche. But a freaking adorable douche. Who was so loyal and sweet to those he loved. Yes, his friendship with Will was flawed but you could tell he loved him like a brother and would do anything for him. And then there’s his love for Brooke Maddox. It’s obvious he had a crush on his female bestie since they were young and he’d do anything to make her smile even when they weren’t romantically together she still had him. Jake loved to torture ice and was played by the gorgeous Tom Maden.

Zoe Vaughn- The most relatable character for me. She was lonely and depressed and all she wanted was some friends and man did she find the best ones. She saw the beauty in Noah’s work, was Brooke’s new friend when she needed it the most and even offered to help Emma when most people in school wanted to stay as far away from Emma as possible. Zoe thought she was the one who needed the gang but really the gang needed her. Zoe took an iconic selfie of her slaying in a hot ass orange bathing suit. Zoe’s cuteness was brought to us by the adorable Kiana Lede.

Eli Hudson- A shady angel. He’s probably the only character on the show who actually looked like a real teenager, like your typical high school white boy. He had more chemistry with Emma in one episode than Kieran did in 2 seasons. Eli was just an innocent boy who liked to attend strangers funerals, break into strangers houses and eat cereal at 3 am. He gave us the most iconic opening scene in MTV Scream history when he broke into a house just to make toast while wearing sunglasses. He lived to make annoying ass Kieran’s life a living hell. And he died trying to protect Emma and Audrey. All Eli wanted was to stay in one place without his mother ruining everything. I truly hope that Sean Grandillo returns to my tv screen because he, like his character, is an angel.
Episode 4 of Lucifer

Yoooooo! This episode has been the best so far that I’ve seen yet for Season 2. It’s just so much fun! 

Who knew that Lucifer playing with his phone is the cutest thing ever? And him juggling? Oh, I’ve seen that somewhere (Tom and Ben in the Fox Lounge chilling out and Tom juggling balls in there while talking about his man crush that’s where!)

You got Girl’s Night Out and it all went right including that epic girl fight with Mazikeen not breaking a sweat as she pummeled people to the ground. Chloe trying to act as the cop only to get tackled made me laugh. And Ella really does love those pina coladas!

What’s even better is that we get to see the boys all hang out too. And Dan refusing to believe he looks like a cop. Heck, he basically screams cop. Even I can admit that as Amenadiel would say. Cop. 

Amenadiel getting shitfaced drunk first (and disturbing Lucifer in the process) is like the icing on the cake. Like who knew, that if you look back in Season 1, that the same angel who tried to send Lucifer to Hell would bond a bit with his brother and get drunk first. FIRST! I can’t with these people.

And Chloe and Mazikeen along with little Trixie living in the same apartment. Oh gosh that would give me life. I cannot wait to see what is going to happen in that apartment especially when Lucifer comes crashing. 

Okay but that preview. Holy shit. Uriel is coming and he is a bastard. Like shit. Shit is about to go down for real next week and its only going to get even more heated from there. 

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My thoughts on SPN episode 11x23:
(this is long #sorrynotsorry)

  • CAS IS BAAAAAAAAACK *throws confetti*
  • I really need everyone to be way more happy about Cas being back. I know the sun is exploding but come on priorities. 
  • Ahhhh yes here is the new girl that will be a recurring character next season. Soooo… who is she gonna be a love interest for? Let’s place bets now. 
  • God x Rowena - I ship it lol
  • Glad Dean told Cas he is important. Glad he told Cas he is a BFF. Glad he called Cas a brother…
  • NOT glad they spent 5 seconds resolving the entirety of Cas’ tumultuous season long storyline
  • LOL the angels are like nah we’re out AWESOME
  • Oh look. ANOTHER person breaks into the bunker with zero issue. Because apparently it is protected from NOTHING nowadays. 
  • Crowley x Billie - I ship it!
  • Are we really supposed to believe that CAS, out of everyone in that group, would be the one to suggest Dean as the bait for Amara? Really? Really?
  • (Okay so I have many issues with this episode by that whole saying good bye by Mary’s grave scene is not one of them *my heart*)
  • I’m also digging this Amara/Dean conversation. It’s like the most legit her character has been all season. And the most legit Dean has been all season.
  • Also are Cas and God gonna like have a conversation. I feel like that should’ve happened by now…
  • Soooo Dean is still a bomb. Just sayin’. (ah, thanks Chuck for solving that!)
  • What does Dean need most Amara??? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?????
  • Guys, I am guessing that was a tranq gun. It’s gonna be okay. 

In conclusion: I legit cannot believe they got rid of Cas. Again. My bitter!Cas girl status just got bumped up 1000%. 


Title: Samael
Synopsis: Chloe finds out something she shouldn’t and Lucifer has a much needed breakdown.
Rating: K
Notes: Probably out of character for Lucifer but I really wanted to write a scene with Chloe confronting him about his real name.

“Your real name is Samael, isn’t it?”

He froze on the spot, unsure whether or not he’d just heard her right. Had those words really left her lips? His whole body was rigid and the drink he’d been about to down was now the farthest thing from his mind.

How did she know that name?

The same name that he’d been running from for all these years. That he’d tried so hard to push away and cut from himself. Yet somehow it still came back to haunt him at the oddest of moments.

She was looking at him, head tipped to the side and eyes questioning and Heaven help him, she looked gorgeous as always.

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MTVS Epic Rewatch #80

BTVS 3x22 Graduation Day Part 2


Stray thoughts

1) This is why it’s so easy to forget that the Mayor was an evil dude and that the way he claim to love and care for Faith was all sorts of wrong:

“Faith’s a good girl.  She can take anything they’ll throw at her.  She’s going to be all right.  She’ll be all right.  She’ll be all right.“


Giles: Buffy no longer needs a Watcher.
Cordelia:  Well, does he have to leave the country?  I mean, you got fired, and you still hang around like a big loser.  Why can’t he?

A) Giles looks so proud when he says that Buffy no longer needs a watcher, but I think that’s mostly because what he’s really thinking is that Buffy no longer needs the Council or Wesley, he’s not factoring himself in that equation just yet. And B) that’s what makes Cordy’s comment so spot on - and clearly defines Giles’ arc in season 4. But Giles hasn’t come to that conclusion just yet, he can’t fathom the possibility of Buffy not needing him. And therefore, it doesn’t make much sense for him to walk away when she actuallly needs him (season 6, I’m looking at you, but that’s a rant for another time.)

3) Willow’s face as Angel gropes her is the best. Like she’s uncomfortable but at the same time she doesn’t want to be rude because the dude is basically dying?

4) Horny teenagers will be honry teenagers, impending apocalypse be damned.

Willow: I feel so… I feel so guilty.“
Oz:  Guilty?
Willow:  Well, things are so terrible, and things are coming apart, - but in some ways, this is the best night of my life.
Oz: Us.
Willow:  Us.

But seriously, this is actually rather realistic. We’ve all been there. It’s really difficult to keep your hands off of each other after a good first time. Who cares if the world is ending?

5) And then the orgasm…

This scene is amazing, cinematographically speaking. And yet… it pains me to watch Buffy being so irrationally reckless. To begin with, Angel flat out said he was ready to die, he had made peace with that idea. He wasn’t asking to be saved (although he took the chance to save himself when he was given it, maybe also the temptation of drinking slayer blood had something to do with it.) The thing is, if Angel hadn’t restrained himself and stopped drinking from Buffy, Buffy would’ve died and Angel would’ve died as well, only a few hours later instead of right then. We shouldn’t forget Buffy came up with the plan (and granted, she came up with the plan while she was unconscious as a result of Angel feeding off of her), so if Buffy had died, there wouldn’t have been anyone to save Angel and LITERALLY EVERYONE ELSE from getting eaten by the Mayor. So what would Buffy have achieved? Saving her “lover”? Dying and then letting everyone else, including Angel, die? Tsk tsk.

6) Man, I love how Joss pulls off the continuous shots. They are so rare on tv shows, and his are so wonderfully crafted.

7) And this is why it would’ve been easier for Faith to kill Buffy in Graduation Day Part 1 instead of poisoning Angel with the arrow. Awesome plan, Wilkins. Faith is in a coma because of your awesome idea. (I’m not saying I wanted Buffy to die, I’m just saying poisoning Angel was a stupid plan that made no sense: “let’s piss off the slayer by infecting her boyfriend with a poison whose only cure is the blood of a slayer because clearly Buffy will kill herself instead of trying to kill two birds with one stone: saving Angel and getting rid of Faith.)

8) If you’ve been reading my recaps, then you probably never expected me to write these words, but here I am: I AGREE WITH XANDER. There, I said it.

Well, it’s just good to know that when the chips are down and things look grim you’ll feed off the girl who loves you to save your own ass!

9) And oh the foreshadowing!

Buffy: There’s something I’m supposed to be doing. 
Faith:  Oh yeah. Miles to go Little Ms. Muffet counting down from 7-3-0. 
Buffy:  Great. Riddles. 
Faitht:  Sorry, it’s my head.  A lot of new stuff.

10) :(

11) This line coming from a petite eighteen-year-old who had just been hospitalized is just so BAMF that it breaks my heart.

Buffy: I’m ready.
Willow: Ready for what?
Buffy:  War.


Buffy:  Faith told me to play on his human weakness. 

Willow:  Faith told you?  Was that before or after you put her into a coma? 

Buffy:  After.

Willow:  Oh.

13) And I love the juxtaposition between the Scoobies scheming and the Mayor and his minions getting ready for the ascension. Because we really don’t learn anything about the Scoobies’ plans, there are some hints here and there, but it’s all a big mystery (and this is not usually the case since we usually learn and experience things and information through their perspective) whereas the Mayor’s plan is finally very clear to us (and we had usually been in the dark as much as the Scoobies were regarding what he was going to do.) And even though we still don’t get the full picture, we are left with a clear sense that shit is bound to go down, and it’s going to be epic. 

14) This is the best worst kiss ever.

15) So… if you nearly died to save the guy you love, and then he doesn’t apologize for nearly killing you and he doesn’t say thank you for you saving him, and then he tells you he’s still skipping town AND he’s not going to say goodbye, I think it might be time for you to evaluate your life choices… (NO GUY IS WORTH YOUR LIFE, NOT EVER!)

16) I love to hate Snyder.

Congratulations to the class of 1999.  You all proved more or less adequate. This is a time of celebration, so: sit still and be quiet.  Spit out that gum. Please welcome our distinguished guest speaker: Richard Wilkins the 3rd.  I saw that gesture.  You see me after graduation.

17) Doesn’t the Mayor look like he could really use a bathroom?

18) Oh, bad CGI, how I miss you!

19) Look at all the caring Sunnydale parents, running away for their lives and leaving their children behind to face a horrible death. 

If you ever doubted every single parent in Sunnydale SUCKED, this should clear everything out. (Also, this scene reminded me of an AMAZING swedish movie I watched this year called “Force Majeure”, if you’re into the kind of movies in which nothing much happens and they are all about the characters and their relationships and the dialogues and that kind of stuff, this movie is seriously amazing, like I couldn’t shut up about it for days, it gave me a lot of thoughts about men and women and how different their roles and instincts as parents are. But I digress.)

20) Why was this dude laughing? This is the stoner dude, right? That’s the only explanation! (or he’s just a really bad extra.)

21) NOW!

Sorry for the pics spam but there’s no way to accurately encapsulate how awesome this whole sequence is. IT’S FUCKING AMAZING! It’s empowering, it’s brilliant, it’s like watching hundreds of kids coming of age literally at the same time! Like you’ve got these kids that have been watching their friends and family die mysterious deaths FOR YEARS, and for three years we’ve been told that it’s easier for them to rationalize the supernatural rather than believe it, and in spite of the differences, cliques, bullies, outcasts and whatnot they all come together to put a stop at this madness, to say “we won’t stand helpless and defenseless and let you kill us and everyone we love, THIS ENDS NOW AND WE END IT OUR WAY.” It just blows my mind away every single time. 

Of course, this couldn’t have happened without The Prom. Or rather, it could’ve happened but it wouldn’t have made that much sense. Because The Prom proved that not only were they aware of all the supernatural stuff but also that they trusted Buffy. So when the Scoobies approached them and told them that the Mayor was planning to eat them all and that Buffy needed everyone’s help to stop him, they all said HELL YEAH! 

Well done, Whedon. Well done.

22) Also, I recently read somewhere (can’t remember where at the moment) that while writing this episode Joss approached Alexis and asked him how he wanted Wesley to act in battle: to be a hero or to wimp out, and Alexis suggested that without a doubt Wesley should get knocked out at the beginning of the battle.

(that’s the best screenshot I could grab of Wesley getting knocked out, sorry, too lazy to try to get a better one)

23) RIP Snyder

24) And the moment that kept the fandom wondering FOR YEARS if Larry had made it alive.

I was talking to someone recently about this (@justanothercinemaniac, was it you? I think it was you) and I mentioned that maybe the writers left Larry’s status undefined for a while, maybe hoping they could bring Larry back in some form later on, and then when they scratched that idea, they just said: “oh right Larry’s dead btw.” 

25) Harmony!

26) And Jonathan!

(the dude that was trying to kill himself 6 episodes ago is now throwing himself at a vampire TO SAVE THE WORLD)

27) And fucking Cordy killing her first vampire!

28) Well, gosh!

Saving the world while blowing up your high school? Isn’t that every teenager’s dream?

29) “I managed to ferret this out of the wreckage. Now, it may not interest you, but… I’d say you earned it.”

30) Farewell, Angel. We’ll see you on your own show.


Oz:  Guys take a moment to deal with this: we survived. 
Buffy: It was a hell of a battle!
Oz:  Not the battle. High school.


Originally posted by atlamilliahearts


10x22 “The Prisoner”
10x23 “Brother’s Keeper”
11x01 “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire”
11x03 “The Bad Seed”
11x06 “Our Little World”
11x10 “The Devil in the Details”

Not An Angel Anymore - On Cas and the Dog Metaphors

You know, as tragic as this storyline is for Cas and how heartbreaking. One thing you have to hand to the writers. They set this arc up really carefully and built it up bit by bit. And it all just gets this side of a little more tragic when taking into account how this storyline is mirroring Dean’s. Especially when thinking about where this may lead us. The following will be a sort of companion piece to this meta on Dean and dog metaphors.

Dean’s and Castiel’s stories have always looseley mirrored and circled around each other. Thw two of them have a lot in common after all. Trying to be good sons, living for the mission, obediently, loyal, saving people and losing themselves somewhere along the way, loathing themselves, feeling like failures and that vulnerable mindet leading to them being turned into weapons.

What Demon!Dean was for Crowley/the mark/the Darkness, Castiel became for Rowena/Lucifer. And in both cases it was the lack of self confidence, the feeling of not belonging, of not mattering, their depression, that drove Dean to take on the mark and made Castiel say yes to Lucifer. In both cases, they did it as a sort of sentence, but more than that they did it out of love, to spare others. Crowley tried turning Dean into his own personal hellhound, Castiel now became the pet Lucifer once wanted Abel to be for him.

The show has been setting this arc up carefully for Castiel and all of it started with Rowena, the one who it ended it with too. She was the first one to put her finger into the open wound and calling Cas a “dog who thinks he’s people” and with that playing into Cas’ identity crisis in a really painful way, because over the seasons countless angels told Castiel that when they look at him, they don’t see an angel”. And while Cas does as he responds to Rowena’s teasing in 10x22 “The Prisoner” that he “is a lot like people” and continuosuly has been shown to be more human than angel, for Cas this is a cause for insecurity and feeling of having no true place. Heaven hates him and the Winchesters, he thinks, don’t need him. Only one episode later Rowena unleashes the “attack dog spell” onto Cas, that causes him to be a prisoner of his own body, unable to do anything against hurting people. That alone, Cas not being the master in his own house, so to speak and able to control himself was major forshadowing for him to agree to possession. On top of that the visuals indicated for a long time that Cas would end up trapped, caged.

The first shot we get of Castiel in S11 is of him crouching in a shed, that resembles the cage and the moment in 11x10 “The Devil in the Details” before he says yes. But that is not the only cage we found Castiel in before he actually ended up in the cage with Sam and Dean.

In 11x03 “The Bad Seed” the most obvious hints were given when Sam gets Rowena to free Cas from the spell. This entire scene is completely replicated in 11x09 “Oh Brother Where Art Though” and 11x10 “The Devil in the Details”. I always hoped that the camera drive towards Rowena and the framing with the neon sign would be important - given it was majorly important in S9 in relation to Dean, which is the paralle to Cas here after all (see here for that post) - as it says Rowena would be a tool. And she turned out being exactly that when she started working for Lucifer. And in extension she also helped Lucifer turning Castiel into his tool, much like the mark turned Dean into a weapon of mass destruction too, but in the end paid the price for letting Lucifer yank her leash.

That scene also foreshadowed TFW ending up in the cage. with Rowena being the one to lock them in. After that Cas created his own cell by never leaving the bunker. And like a sign, while watching tv along came the “dog who thinks he’s people” again reminding of Castiel’s identity struggle that got even worse after he became the “attack dog”, which made him vulnerable to allow Lucifer to become his “pet” and ride around in his skin.

It hurts like hell, but I think the way the identity arc has been intertwined with the rest - and how it parallels Dean’s - is pretty brilliant. Castiel has lost his identity and therfore was “blank enough” to agree to the unthinkable. And of course there is nother layer to this, because it does show completely in an ironic fashion what Cas deep down identifies with, and it’s not an angel, otherwise possession by an angel may not work…

This whole arc is designed as the ast step in Cas becoming human imo, as well as recognizing his own worth and understanding that he is loved. Cause that’s what he struggles with just as much as Dean does.

And it’s due to all these parallels existing between Dean’s and Castiel’s arc, connected through the dog metaphors, I feel it may be inevitable for Dean and Castiel having to face off against each other. D-dog against attack dog. Whether only one of them will be possessed at the time or whether Dean may agree to reunited with Amara because she promises to be able to save Cas remains to be seen. I personally would love it a whole lot if Dean and Cas both would have to overcome their “possession” at the same time. After all they’ve always been the perfect match. The angel with too much heart and the human, the tin man, who thinks he has no heart at all.

So whether only Dean is fully himself (and agreeing to let Lucifer possess him and then jump with him and the Darkness into the cage) or if neither of them is (and they overpower them at jump into the cae together locking themsleves with Luci and Amara up), I could imagine we are heading towards a second 5x22 “Swan Song” and if the narrative continues like this then we will also get a “third times the charm”:

In 5x22 “Swan Song” it was brotherly love that saved Dean from being beaten to death by Lucifer.

In 10x23 “Brother’s Keeper” it was (the memory) of motherly love (and that threas is still going strong) that made Dean turn around and kill Death instead of Sam.

Maybe this season it will not end with brother against brother, but Dean against Cas. And quite possibly this time it will once more be love that may in the end save the day. Not love, but love - if you know what I mean…