Claire tries to run faster, she’s
supposed to be at the Lake household in six minutes. Usually she’s
not late anywhere, her father’s strict upbringing has made sure of
that; but Professor Brenn had different plans for her and everyone in
her class and decided to add twelve minutes to his lecture. In short,
she’s going to be very late and she should run.
Luckily for her, Miss Lake is a very
understanding woman and rarely gets mad at Claire. She’s probably the
best boss she’s ever had. Well, more like the only boss… and
Claire is only taking care of her kid. But a job is a job though, and
her father always says that she has to be professional at any
circumstances, so she slings her bag over her shoulder and runs.
It’s a good thing that she’s been in
kick-boxing and judo (not at the same time, mind you) since she was
very little and she has a pretty good physical condition, otherwise
she would’ve had had five asthma attacks already. Okay, maybe she’s
exaggerating. Three asthma attacks. As it is now, her feet pound
against the ground in a pleasant rythm and she can feel her muscles
and lungs burning, she likes this sensation.
Still, she’s never going to make it at
this pace. In a last-minute decision, she decides to take a shortcut
(and desperately hopes the canal isn’t full of water, that would just
be unconvinient). The canal is very dry and very pass-through when
she arrives, and Claire is very thankful to whatever god that heard
A glint distracts her briefly, making
her shield her eyes from the sudden source of light, she shouldn’t
have left her shades in her room that morning. She decides to stop
for a minute to inspect it and catch some breath.
So, you know Dean's confession scene? I know a lot of people interpret it as a bi!Dean thing, including me. But what do you think Jensen thinks of it? What do you think he thought the writers were trying to convey in that scene? Idk how else to interpret it, so I'm curious what he might think the point of it was, or if he ever talked about it at a con. (I am NOT suggesting someone ask him about it. Just pure speculation here.)
Hi there! I wouldn’t normally answer this type of ask, but since I seem to be getting quite a few of them lately, I think I need to…
What do I think that Jensen thinks of it?
Frankly, I don’t care. It’s irrelevant. It’s not something that we can actually know or write meta upon.
For many reasons that have been stated in the past (actors have NDA’s and legally can’t discuss Major Plot Things, actors interpret characters but do not have any knowledge of or input in the script writing process, actors are not looking at the “big picture” of the narrative structure and parallels and subtext… and the list goes on and on), THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW WHAT JENSEN OR ANY OF THE ACTORS TRULY THINKS ABOUT THESE SORTS OF THINGS.
I write meta from the point of view of someone looking at the entire series, parallels to other sources (literary, mythological,religious, historical, pop culture, etc.), and narrative structure. While actor commentary on various scenes is often interesting, speculation on what they MAY believe about a certain scene– it’s not something I really want to engage in on this blog.
If you’d really like to discuss this, either come off anon or hit me up in the chat bubbles (I reply pretty quick to those when I’m actually online). I can’t guarantee that I’ll get into a big discussion about it, because basically my opinion on the matter can be summed up as above ^^, but I won’t dismiss a conversation on the topic out of hand.
This reply is also not a general invitation for everyone and their uncles to start messaging me expecting responses on this either. I really do have very little to say on the subject.
I stopped really paying much attention to con stories a couple years ago. If you go back and watch a few dozen con panel videos, they all start to look the same after a while. Partly because the actors are very limited in what they’re legally allowed to say in public anyway (see above referenced NDA– non-disclosure agreements are serious business, and violating them can have career-destroying effects), and because often what they DO say is reported out of context in a sort of weaponized form designed to belittle and shame certain portions of the fandom… I prefer not to engage.
Sorry if this really hasn’t answered your question, but hopefully it explains WHY I don’t feel comfortable answering your question…
If you’re still unsatisfied, come off anon and we can talk privately. :)
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When I was a wee thing, my parents moved out the the Highly dubious condo in East Palo Alto and into a relatively nice suburban neighborhood, into a house immediately across the street from my new elementary school. Immediate, as in, less than 40 feet from the traffic circle. Mom would wave at me from the driveway sometimes while I was in class. This should have made getting me to and from school easy, but there was an issue:
I still had to cross the street, and because I was living in the over-caffeinated heart of silicon valley at the time, that meant dodging the local commuters barreling through the school zone at upwards of 40 miles per hour with no regard for the stop signs.
The flashing “School Zone” signs were ignored. The city refused to put in speed bumps or devote extra patrol cars. One of my classmates grandmother’s volunteered as crossing guard, and some jackass in a BMW ran over her foot on the first day.
Now, mom declared as we drove Mrs. Manchez to the hospital her foot in a beer cooler full of ice, Would be a good time to take the law into my own hands.
So after dropping Mrs. Manchez off at the hospital, we drove to the thrift store, where my mom found a navy blazer, aviator sunglasses, a pilot’s cap and an old, clunky-looking hair dryer.
The next morning, mom went out to the sidewalk in her new “uniform”, with the hair dryer and a legal pad so she could write down the grocery list. Every time a car would come roaring down the road, Mom would look up, point the hairdryer at them, and, and write something down.
I remember listening to brakes squeal all day the first time she tried it, Mercedes and BMWs screeching to a crawl as they passed the school, glaring at her. By that afternoon, cars were creeping along at an over-cautious 10mph, and I was able to get home without taking my life into my hands.
After that, Mom went out “in uniform” every couple of days, because intermittent re-enforcement is what REALLY gets a change in behavior going, and point the hair dryer at anyone speeding through the school zone, usually while writing down grocery lists or short stories, or drawing unflattering caricatures of the other PTA moms.
Eventually, however, one of the cars that came through was a patrol car, and he slowly pulled to a halt in front of mom, glaring at her though his own reflective glasses.
She smiled an waved the hair dryer. “Good afternoon!”
“…What’re you doing?” he groaned, 3 in the afternoon entirely too early for this shit.
“Writin’ a grocery list.” She beamed, and when that failed to satisfy him, she explained about the speeding problem and that if they couldn’t send a partol car out here to ticket people regularly, she figured that a hair dryer would be the next best thing. Working like a charm so far. They didn’t even notice the little airplanes on the Pilot’s hat.
The officer stared at her for a moment longer before his face broke out into a slow grin. “Y’know, when we’re out of a car, we usually wear visibility vests. So more people see you and your… Phaser.”
And that’s the story of how Mom and Officer Brown met and started the neighborhood watch program.
“Minako-sensei is a ballet instructor. When I was younger, I used to spend more time at her ballet class than at home. I even started skating because Minako-sensei urged me to. She’s always cheered me on, but she likes to meddle, too.”