she is really looking like an angel in this season

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

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”.

Part 1

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.

“What?”

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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 !

clearskiesbehind  asked:

boa deserved absolutely None of the shitstorm that was season 2 but she did it anyways and bought the boys pizza and spent just as long if not longer than the trainees standing at elims in HEELS she is an ANGEL and a SOFT

PREACH

did you know she got evil edited too? in the broadcast when dongsu got eliminated they made it seem like boa told him to go home and drink and that looks really bad??? but in the reruns it was actually dongsu who joked that he was gonna go out for soju if he got eliminated smh boa probably came in expecting to adopt some sons not get caught up in mnet’s evilness. my mom is an angel!!

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:

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

DEAN
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?

SAM
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.

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

SAM
I’m sorry? That’s what you told me?

DEAN
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.

SAM
A boys’ home, like a … reform school?

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

[…]

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

DEAN
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:

HENRY
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.”

angel-in-a-big-blue-box  asked:

So, my mom decided that even though she officially doesn't really like the 100, she likes Kane. So while I was watching episode 12 from this season, I was like "Mom, Kane is beardy Jesus now." and she just looked up at the tv and was like "Did they put him on a cross or something?" and I just couldn't help but bust out laughing and I'm like "You're behind by a season."

OMG YOUR MOM HAS SO MUCH COMING HER WAY

Thoughts

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these so here we go! My thoughts on the Season 2 World of Winx screenshots!!

So let me start with Onyrix. I actually really like it, it’s a twist from the usual winx transformations. The colors are a little duller, maybe to represent a darker version of dreamix but it’s not as bright and glamorous as what we are used to seeing. They look very angelic with a twist of medieval and dark tones. I love the different wing and hair styles. Seeing Stella in a toned down blue is very different but she slays. Tecna’s hair is cute! Aisha slays everything. Musa looks like a queen. Flora is cute, but maybe my least favorite of the Onyrix, maybe my opinion on her will change. Bloom is gorgeous, I love the hair style. Very elegant side braid. And honestly I love how the shoes aren’t extra. They’re plain, not too attention drawing and I like that. I’m really looking forward to seeing Onyrix in action.

Now let me talk about the new villains. I’m assuming they’ll show up in the episode Old friends and New enemies (duhhh). I have to admit, these villains look hella creepy especially the puppet one. But I love it!! I was not expecting creepy looking villains. I thought it would just be Tinker Bell and Jim. I can’t wait to see them in action, their design is amazing! Rainbow sure showed me that they can still design super cool villains.

Lastly, I wanna quickly point out that the winx may have some new spy suits as seen in Una’s screenshot. If you look at Stella’s back and Bloom’s side it looks different then their spy outfits in season 1.

Overall, I’m REALLY looking forward to season 2. It looks like it’s going to be amazing and that it’s gonna surpass the intriguingness of season 1. It looks more intense and dark and I love the screenshots we’ve been getting. I can’t wait!

Catch season 2 of WoW on June 16th!!

anonymous asked:

Opinion on Buffy Summers, season 5 of Angel and summer?

Buffy Summers

I like what Buffy Summers stands for. I like what she represents. When BtVS first started airing, she was exactly the kind of female hero we needed on our screens, someone whom young girls could relate to and look up to. Her early-seasons persona is quite endearing at times, and she definitely represents female empowerment and strength.

However, in over fifteen years of watching BtVS, I have never been able to connect with Buffy as a character, and never fully been able to like her. I have a hard time reconciling myself with her hypocrisy, her self-righteousness and her superiority complex, and I feel that the later seasons detract from her feminist status through her relationship with Spike.

AtS Season 5

I actually really enjoy Season 5 of Angel, even if there are some glaringly problematic aspects to the season. But I feel that overall, the final season brings the show back to its’ roots, and re-introduces the lighter tone which was sorely missing from Season 4. I’ll never be happy about the addition of Spike (to essentially replace Cordelia) because, well, I get sick of Spike very quickly, but I did like what they did with his character, having him work as a foil for Angel, showing where Angel began and where he’s ended up. And I believe that Spike’s redemption on AtS was far, far better than his redemption on BtVS, given that it wasn’t built on the back of Buffy’s pain and trauma.

Season 5 also has some really strong episodes, focusing on ongoing themes of the show, such as choice, fighting the good fight, the concept of redemption and the bigger picture. Hightlights include Conviction, which mirrors City Of with Angel reaffirming his mission statement, Damage, which explores the ramifications of Buffy’s Activation Spell, You’re Welcome, which beautifully sends off Cordelia and brings Angel back to his roots, and Power Play and Not Fade Away, both of which wrap up the series and reinforce the show’s core statement.

Season 5 is not without its’ flaws. A major one is the noticeable absence of Cordelia Chase. In no universe can Spike make up for Cordy’s absence. Another is the Fresley relationship and by extension Fred’s treatment within the narrative for the sake of the ship and Wesley’s manpain. Watching Fred suffer and die, all for the sake of Wesley’s arc, is horrendous and gross and detracts from the overall appeal of the season. And while Illyria is an intriguing character who gives Amy the chance to show off her acting chops, I would trade them in a heartbeat for Fred’s return.

All up, AtS Season 5 is definitely a strong season, bring the show back to its mission statement, and with the finale to end all series’ finales.

Summer

Summer is the devil. I truly despise hot weather. Winter all the way, baby!

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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

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. 

Originally posted by sogui

MTVS Epic Rewatch #80

BTVS 3x22 Graduation Day Part 2

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! LAST CHANCE! FOR REAL THIS TIME! I SWEAR!

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.“

2)

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.

12) 

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.

31) 

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.

32) 

Originally posted by atlamilliahearts

Thoughts on 7x04

1. Oscar has been dead for how long? How exactly could neither of the heretics smell him rotting and yet smell blood?

2. “Sketchy Native American” stone? WOW JP. JUST WOW.

3. What a fucking surprise, the heretics will kill a Whitmore student each hour Damon doesn’t return Oscar to them and the first student they kill is a black woman.

4. Mary-Louise and Nora are basically season 3 Rebekah in two people. Like but actually.

5. I’ll admit it, the way Stefan looks at Caroline in her angel costume was pretty hot, although I think they could amp up the tension a bit more, they’re both too relaxed for me to really think it’s torturing them. Instead of making him say “torture” maybe show that more IN SCENE, Julie.

6. Valerie is SO BORING. When she talks it lulls me to sleep.

7. Oh look they torture and kill yet ANOTHER black girl.

8. Caroline and Stefan talk FREELY about how Oscar is dead and neither Mary-Louise nor Nora can hear them? People are only vampires on this show when it’s convenient to the plot and it’s sloppy as fuck.

9. VALERIE WAS NOT STEFAN’S FIRST LOVE. I DON’T CARE HOW MANY TIMES THEY MAKE HIM SAY IT, IT’S RIDICULOUS AND COMPLETELY UNBELIEVABLE.

10. Stefan and Caroline consummating their desire is actually really funny and cute and sweet and again, it’s one of those Steroline moments that I really like/love as a detail as a scene and as a moment but within the larger context it falls flat to me. What was the point of them not being able to physically touch if it was only going to last two episodes? It’s exactly like the no-humanity thing. It’s not a real obstacle, it has no weight or bearing, they could’ve done exactly what they did on the tail of their separation after the no-humanity thing, like it’s unnecessary.

11. I don’t feel at all sorry for Damon, that voiceover was annoying and it just made me LOL at the who am I without Elena Gilbert, a selfish friend, jealous brother, terrible son, because Damon, bruh, you were all of these things WITH Elena like STAHP trying to gaslight us into thinking Elena changed Damon for the better because that NEVER happened.

12. There really isn’t anything to say about Bonnie this episode because she was barely in it unless she was fixing Damon’s mess or going against all morality and all sense of self-preservation to fulfil Alaric’s wish. She was a non-presence because that’s the way JP likes her.

13. As always, I miss BonKai.

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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…

What I did really like…

1. The conversations going on in the author’s room. Really. There is no way this season happened without them sitting down, looking at issues the show has had, and saying “how can we fix this.” Every episode in the first half of this season has passed the Bechdel test (for this one it was Claire and the group home lady talking). They’ve confronted the morality behind the vessel issue. They are attacking John’s parenting (note: the boys not realizing how fucked up things were doesn’t mean that the writers don’t.). Just, this is the first time I’ve ever felt like the show has really listened to us. 

2. Claire. She was awesome, and I hope to see more of her. 

3. Castiel: Angel of Calling Dean Out. Cas took nothing from Dean, and it was glorious. He didn’t let Dean belittle his problems, he didn’t let Dean pretend he was okay…this is why he is so good for Dean. 

4. Daddy (and Mommy) issues. I’ve seen meta on how the show is really trying to show a break with the past. If that’s the case, I could not be more excited about how they are going about it. Also, I hope to God the rumors about John coming back are true, because that will be fascinating to watch. 

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

  • CAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
  • CAS IS BAAAAAAAAACK *throws confetti*
  • HIS FIRST WORD WAS DEAN AND DEAN IS SO HAPPY TO SEE CAS THE WHOLE EPISODE COULD END RIGHT NOW AND I’D BE HAPPY
  • 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!
  • LOL THIS OLD LADY THROWING LOW KEY SHADE ABOUT AMARA BEING OVERDRESSED GIVES ME LIFE
  • 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?
  • CAS OFFERING TO GO WITH DEAN. I JUST. I AM BROKEN. 
  • (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?????
  • FUCKING HELL. DID THEY JUST GET RID OF CAS AGAIN????? WE LITERALLY JUST GOT HIM BACK IMMA FLIP ALL THE DAMN TABLES.
  • Guys, I am guessing that was a tranq gun. It’s gonna be okay. 
  • OOOOO SHIT MARY IS WHAT AMARA GAVE DEAN AS A GIFT???? 

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

This episode was crazy it set the bar up so high this is is going to be INTENSE yep Im quoting Mason:

  1. Why the fuck are the people so fucking surprised Stiles was right about Theo?  he is Stiles he always figure shit out so no surprise there
  2. I felt a LITTLE just a little gratefull to Theo when he saved Lydia well very  gratefull but she is the Queen, but I lost that feeling the moment the bastard pulled that fucking stunt with Donovan that little shit I wanna hurt him the big question, Is he working with the Doctors?
  3. Malia I really liked her in this and I was mad t Stiles and Scott for not believing her I mean you just saw a Kanima/Werewolf Hybrid but you don´t believe your friend/girlfriend telling you about 3 crazy assholes in a mask.
  4. There is a book about them? Where do I buy it? Cause damn I need answers take my money.
  5. This season is really testing gross limits this is the second time I feel like pucking in 1 episode.
  6. Maybe parish is like the death collector? Or an angel of death? & that  is why he feels connected to Lydia cause you know she is the harebringer of death.
  7. Liam and Mason are so precious I want to adopt them, Mamma McCall rocks so much, the Sheriff looks so done with this shit, Brett is so hot, so hot seriously were do you get this guys?
  8. That kira moment was crazy her kitsune took full control only scott could bring her back that scene was funny to in Scott´s defense  I didn’ t realized he said I love you either guess that explains why Im single lol which takes me to number
  9. The funniest quote of the episode “Considering the state of my dating life I need a wingman, a copilot and a hot flight attendant.”  Mason is hilarious.
  10. THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THEM ALL STYDIA  YOU GUYS SAW IT RIGHT IM NOT FUCKING BLIND YOU SAW IT #Stydia is real his reaction, her reaction everyones reaction to their reaction they are OTP, endgame Im worried tough because  Theo figured Stiles weekness and strenght: Lydia 

This is my recap that end had me screaming NOOOO I can´t wait for next week of #TeenWolf this season is crazy.