Because who needs to study for tomorrow’s unit test? Certainly not me! :D
My head canon is that Super is super clumsy while working at first but he never actually gets mad he just acts all super cute and keeps trying and eventually he’s a super awesome worker and eventually learns to cook and make super yummy coffees and is all awesome and all the regulars love him.
And even though he’s a pacifist he’s still super kick-ass at fighting so if anyone tries to fight him to, like, rob him or something he reluctantly but casually makes you land flat on your face and is all “I’m sorry!” and acts all super cute.
I have so many head-canons for this guy but I won’t write them all ‘cuz I’m tired and I actually do have a test to study for >3>
Sometimes I wonder if Dean Winchester would have found a way as deep into my heart as he has if Jensen hadn’t been the one to bring him to life. For sure and without a doubt I’d have fallen for the guy, who lost his childhood way too early and who yet still managed to preserve some kind of childlike innocence despite everything he’s been through - from archangels to the Darkness to the Mark of Cain. I know I would have felt drawn to this character as I simply feel more fascinated by troubled characters, the “anti-heroes”, the ones with a heart of gold and issues the size of the Empire State Building. But I think the reason Dean Winchester resonates with me as much as he does and also as deeply is not due to the general interest for these “types of characters”, I think most of it is due to Jensen and his performance.
Jensen is the one who “made” Dean imo. Not Kripke, not any of the other writers - they gave the raw material, Jensen took that and made Dean his own. He transcended so to speak, took on a life of his own. All the small things that make Dean so Dean, the things that Jensen just did and does that were never scripted, it’s those things that shaped and still shape Dean as a character. Of course I couldn’t imagine anybody else possibly playing Dean except for Jensen - truly I think him and Dean were kind of meant to be, and I know this sounds awfully silly. :) But I think one of the most beautiful things about Jensen’s acting and him playing Dean is that kind of from the get go, me as an audience member always felt this character to be so well-rounded, so real.
And I think partially that is due to how Jensen at this point and after 11 years, though I think it’s been this way for a while - doesn’t “act” Dean, doesn’t “play Dean. He becomes Dean. It’s like he’s slipping into the character, wears him like a second skin, talks in a different voice, carries himself differently - but none of that seems to take conscious control and action anymore, but comes super naturally (sorry, that was a really bad pun, but I had to ;P). And that’s always the thing that blows my mind most about Jensen and Dean. I have been lucky enough to have seen him up close and even though of course him and Dean share the same body and all, for some reason they don’t look the same at all. And I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true. Jensen is more delicate, takes up “less space” for lack of a better word than Dean would and yet, in an instant this guy can disappear and you find Dean in his place. A friend of mine once asked for a photo op with Dean instead of Jensen and I kid you not, for those 30 seconds of picture Jensen was gone and there was Dean Winchester. Of course the same man, the same body, but truly so much so different and so distinct. And it has such a massive effect in that moment, because it doesn’t feel “fake”; if you know what I mean. And that I think shows best why I probably would have loved the character Dean Winchester regardless of the actor, but probably never as much as I do now. That is entirely due to Jensen.
And I think the reason Jensen’s peformance captures me as much as it does may be because I feel that the moments and scenes that end up in the episodes contain true emotion, nothing artificial. Jensen disappears for that time and to the surface bubbles Dean Winchester. And I for one am extremely thankful that Eric Kripke chose Jensen to portray Dean Winchester, because truly they never could have found anyone better.
If you are bored, why don't you write something on Hank who hear the thought of Cat when he pretends to be Supergirl. He figures out that she likes Kara a little more than an assistant and tell to Kara to make a move...
“Are you sure this will work?” Kara stops pacing and wrings her hands out nervously. She turns wide eyes to J’onn, who just barely refrains from rolling his own.
“I’m sure,” he repeats for the fifth time. “Let’s start moving, we still need you back at the DEO,” he reminds her, nearly dizzy with how fast Kara was pacing.
“Right,” she takes a deep breath and lets her shoulders drop. “Right, okay. You be Kara and I’ll be Supergirl and Cat will be…Cat.” She shakes her head and starts pacing again.
“I’ll be Supergirl,” J’onn reminds her. He can play the part of a young superhero, but getting Kara’s fidgeting and nervous mannerisms is something he’s frankly too embarrassed to even practice.
“That…makes more sense,” Kara whispers to herself, still pacing and wringing her hands like a child. J’onn is close to picking her up and throwing her over his shoulder.
Ed paused, taking a sip from the curry he was currently mixing in the pot. He was having trouble deciding if he needed to add more spices to the dish and or it had enough. This is why he didn’t cook that often…
He had to admit with Kaye now living with him, she was making most of the meals. Of course he would want to help out not wanting her to do everything so she was showing him, more teaching him how to cook. He did feel like he has improved, but he still didn’t feel as if it was enough.
Ed glanced at the clock, half wondering what time it was and when Kaye would be returning home. She should be home soon, hopefully she will like shrimp curry….
Alright, people! Let’s do a round up of this week’s episode that kind of gave us more food for thought than for actual shipping. Who am I kidding? We had Bolin/Opal making up and Korrasami in the same room after what seems like forever… Tumblr is going to be on fire, but for now let’s focus a bit on the episode.
Operation Beifong is actually an episode that raises more questions through the answers it gives, but let’s see the positives for a second.
1) Lin and Sue are finally behaving like sisters. And kicking ass fighting these Earth Empire soldiers.
Sue’s fight with Kuvira was an epic animation sequence and I loved the way Sue’s sons, along with their mother and Lin fought in such synchronicity. It was an amazing fight.
So, props for that one.
2) Toph being protective of her family… and failing at not being blunt.
I absolutely LOVE Toph Beifong. Her sarcasm and innate badass stance is one of a kind. However, I could sympathise with Lin on the fact that she grew up without a dad, with Toph not revealing a lot about him, and we should face it… Toph has been gone for a long time and even before that her communication with her children was lacking… she is not the best mother, that’s for sure.
But she doesn’t find it hard to just stun us with Lin’s baby daddy info…
Sorry, Lin. We actually found out. He’s names Kanto. Really, Bryke? Like the region in Pokemon? Either that or I misspelled it, in which case I am sorry.
Doesn’t ring a bell, though. I wonder if we’re gonna find out about Suyin’s father later. Hmmm…
Coming back to Toph, I understand why she doesn’t get involved into the matters of the younger generation. Yes, in Last Airbender people of the old generation, like Iroh or Bumi, participated in the fight, yet we have to bear in mind that every season of the Last Airbender had about twenty episodes, while Legend of Korra has only 13. It is barely enough screen time for all our young favourite characters and bringing back the old generation, although necessary at points, would deviate from the new one and take time away from making Korra into a fully-fledged Avatar that has learnt her lesson.
However, Toph’s bending scene? Brilliant. Equally brilliant quote: “You give metal benders a bad name!"
You tell Kuvira, Toph!
3) Bolin and Opal get back together
Bolin has grown a lot and, although at first he took up this operation to convince Opal to be with him again, he didn’t hesitate to run after Zhu Li and save her in the end, after making sure the Beifongs would get out safe. But the Beefing clan stayed and fought to take out Kuvira. Yup, this family thing is the best.
Opal forgives him, since she sees he has regretted his part in Kuvira’s army, and we have a happy couple again! *sighs*
Good, no more angsty feels about them…
4) ZHU LI DID THE FREAKING THING!!!!!
I just had to. Can’t wait to see Zhu Li interacting with Varrick again. Right now, this prospective couple is one that makes me chuckle in fondness at the thought of seeing them together.
Ah, Zhu Li. You should go tell him you were a spy, so that he won’t Varrick himself with a super weapon. Which is a weapon. Only super.
I am utterly sorry. I know I made that pun in the last post, but I couldn’t help myself.
5) Down in the rabbit hole we go… Korrasami.
I have literally been waiting to see them together in a scene, since last week and I don’t even get an interaction? Alright, I can wait, I get that other scenes were more important.
But, seriously, I decided to search the korrasami tag just to see what others had to say about it and I literally laughed out at all these frustrated posts! Seriously, Bryke, korrasami shippers are itching for new meme and gif material. Give this to the fandom, if you won’t give an actual relationship on the show!
By the way, guys, I am not making fun of the korrasami shippers, I am one myself right now. Just trying to convey the lack of interaction we all have noticed.
Fine, the producers are not as harsh as Toph in this scene but you know what I’m saying.
6) Comparison between Korra and Kuvira
Korra goes into the spirit world to get the spirits to help her face Kuvira, but she’s told off because the spirits believe she is also using them, like Kuvira is doing.
Using the spirit’s power is something that is true for both Korra and Kuvira. The difference, though, is that Korra asked for their help. Kuvira just went in and got everything she wanted.
I get the spirit’s perspective and in all honesty, I agree. If they had agreed to help Korra, what would the difference between her and Kuvira be, in the end? That she asked? It’s not enough.
I do believe the spirits will help, just not in the way we imagine yet.
So, this is the end of my long post. Thanks to anyone who read this!!!
All credit for the memes used goes to their creators, not me!