French translation of 12x12 makes destiel entirely canon... I’m dead
“Merci. Vraiment. Vous connaître… Ce fut la meilleure partie de ma vie. Les choses qu'on a partagées m'ont transformé. Vous êtes ma famille. Je t'aime. Je vous aime tous. Donc, s'il vous plaît… Ne me forcez pas à passer mes derniers instants à vous regarder mourir. Fuyez.”
Look at this. This is the translation from my usual fansub website. There is no possible ambiguity in french (there would be if Dean used the formal adress “vous” with Cas, but obviously he doesn’t, you don’t do that with your friend).
I don’t even know what my feelings are doing right now.
So after spending way more of my life than is probably healthy looking at and analyzing every single shot from this episode that could possibly be construed at Destiel-related, even a TINY BIT, I realized that there is one shot people seem to not discuss very much…
Now. I know what you’re saying–”but we’ve TALKED about the hand-holding!” And yes, my friends, hands touching are always worth discussing (and discussing…and discussing…), but what I want to talk about is Dean’s OTHER hand…
Now…I am a theater child. I grew up doing shows. And I know that actors tend to be touchy-feely people, even when they are just friends. It’s what they do. My friends and I had no problem treating one another like armchairs half of the time, sitting in one another’s laps, leaning our heads on each others’ shoulders. So whenever people start pointing at some of these touches as evidence of Destiel, one part of me gets very excited, while the other part says “now hang on, you and your friends totally did this same stuff and it didn’t mean anything other than that you were friends.”
In this shot, Dean doesn’t JUST touch Cas’s hand, or even his back. From what I can see of this shot, he puts his hand on the lower part of Cas’s neck. Now even I, my touchy-feely-theater-person-self, would never have touched the back of a friend’s neck. That is just getting a little bit too intimate for friendship. That is not what friends do, even the most lovey ones.
That is what my boyfriend does.
Note, too, how Dean’s hand lingers on Cas’s neck (or upper back, as he does seem to slide it down slightly after the initial contact). He maintains contact until Cas breaks it to turn around, a gesture of comfort both for Cas and himself, of reminding himself that Cas is here and is really okay.
Folks, this is not the touch of someone who is just a friend, nor is it an unintentional gesture made by actors who are just doing what touchy people do. This is the gesture shared by two characters who are much, much closer than just friends. And it, even more than the hand-clasping, set my heart to fluttering :).
Supernatural writers: *snorts crack* okay so, we’ll being back yellow eyes, and- Supernatural writers: *throws dart on a spin-wheel full of scenarios* Castiel will almost die bc of him, and- Supernatural writers: *plays M.A.S.H* Castiel will say “I love you” while looking at dean but WAIT- Supernatural writers: *laughs* IT WON’T BE DIRECTED TO DEAN, BUT “AS A FAMILY!” Supernatural writers: AND *snorts another line of crack* We’ll also get Crowley, the king of hell, to save them- and then- Supernatural writers: *throws another dart but it impales someone* we’ll just throw satan in there to tell Crowley that the boys don’t actually care for him!
just wait for someone to ask the writers about it and kripke tweeting like, “nah, the ‘i love all of you’ was directed towards humans in general. the first i love you was for sam, dean and mary.”
like BITCH TRY ME that first i love you was for ONE HUMAN that goes by the name of DEAN WINCHESTER
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Some may remember, a while back I asked for examples of your favorite Destiel episodes of SPN (this open response survey was done during the hiatus between 12x08 and 12x09 - so BEFORE SPN came back. It did not include 12x09, 12x10, 12x11, or 12x12, though I’m sure that almost every one of them would probably also be on the list now… haha)
My main reason for doing this was to see which episodes people MOST associated as Destiel episodes, and then compare the writers and directors of those episodes, to see if there was a trend in who was more likely to write or direct an episode that we deem as a “destiel episode”.
The criteria for it being a “destiel episode” was literally just… any episode that, when you thought of destiel, THOSE episodes were screaming out to you. Any and all of them.
I just need dom castiel in my life, purring some words into dean’s personal space, making him blush so hard he has to look somewhere else. Giving him that look that makes his knees go weak and feel dizzy with desire.
okay but imagine if crowley hadn’t broken the spear and cas had died. dean would have been so broken. he would hate himself because he didn’t do anything to stop cas’ death, even if he could have. he spent cas’ last moments fighting, doing what cas told him not to do, instead of properly saying goodbye or holding him. and if dean did hold him in his final moments (which he definitely would have), the scorch marks from cas’ wings would be permanently marked onto dean. he would never be able to forgive himself.
I wonder how the sacred oath came about? We all know Chuck has no qualms about screwing around with humans...
I highly doubt that many if not any of Heaven’s weird rules actually came from Chuck. I don’t think we ever got a very clear timeline on when he left Heaven, though I get the impression it was shortly after Lucifer’s fall.
My own headcanon is that when Chuck left the angels all went nuts, they probably all went a bit crazy like teenagers being left home alone for the first time and throw a massive party, fraternised with humans, had lots of sex, created lots of Nephilim who ended up being a bit of a problem on earth. Then someone probably stepped in (probably Michael and Raphael) and said “STOP” and gave everyone like the angelic version of the 10 commandments or something and basically slaughtered any angel who dared to disobey (probably the same time they put Naomi in her position of Chief brainwasher and memory wiper) which lead to Gabriel pulling a disappearing act as well (because lets be honest he would have outright refused any human/angel sex ban) and that’s how the “sacred oath” came about. All we really know about it is what Metatron said in 8x21:
“I’m not one of them. I’m not an archangel. Really more run-of-the-mill. I worked in the secretarial pool before God chose me to take down the Word. Anyway, he… seemed very worried about his work, what would happen to it when he left, so he had me write down instructions. Then, he was gone. After that, the archangels took over. And they cried, and they wailed. They wanted their father back. I mean, we all did. But then… then they started to scheme. The archangels decided if they couldn’t have Dad, they’d take over the universe themselves. But they couldn’t do anything that big without the Word of God. So I began to realize, maybe they would realize… they needed me.”
What this does imply is that whatever Chuck’s instructions were that Metatron wrote down, the archangels never saw them before Metatron vanished. So Chuck probably would have been against the sacred oath… since well, he’d be pretty damn hypocritical if he wasn’t. It also makes me wonder what other “instructions” Chuck did leave, because the tablets aren’t exactly “rules”, what else did he get Metatron to write down I wonder?
Either way I don’t think the sacred oath was anything put in place by Chuck.