Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett’s “Good Omens” and the evidence that Destiel has always been real
I don’t know how many of you are fans of Neil Gaiman, but I’m sure you know how much the general idea for “Supernatural” and its plotlines was inspired by Neil Gaiman’s works. Like, his Lucifer is literally based on David Bowie (so yeah, Lucifer is a glam rockstar deep down); Tessa the Reaper looks a lot like Death from Sandman; Cain is a prominent character there; Abaddon’s look is suspiciously similar to WAR from “Good Omens”, SPN’s Death looks a bit like Famine in the same book - practically the whole Apocalypse in season 4-5 is based on the plot of that book. Sandman starts with a bunch of people summoning Death. And so on, and so on.
So, beware, because I will spoiler the shit out of “Good Omens”, but I would like to show you how I believe they always were very deliberate with Destiel from very early in the show.
The two main characters in “Good Omens” are demon named Crowley (yes, our Crowley inherited his name) and an angel Aziraphale. They met in the Garden of Eden, where Aziraphale was practically Gadreel, guarding the gate, and Crowley was the snake. Unexpectedly, they became frenemies, and now, six millenia later, they are best friends officially, but most of the time they seem more like a very unusual married couple.
Crowley likes well-taylored leather jackets, wearing shades inside, and to drive his super cool, old black car. Most days he pretends that he is more of a badass than he actually is - demons don’t really respect you if you don’t show them your tough, smooth-talking facade - but mostly he would just like to travel, walk through a park, feed ducks, eat good food, drink wine, and talk for hours, with the angel Aziraphale - instead of doing evil hell business, ever.
The cool image is everything in hell, but once his angel is in trouble, our demon has no problem running into flaming buildings, screaming his name like a crazy person, and falling apart when his angel seems to demise.
Crowley also listens only to “Best of Queen” while driving, because somehow all his tapes turn into the classic rock album when left in his car for longer than a fortnight (you think Dean has a similar problem, and all of his Taylor Swift tapes turn into AC/DC?) He has a soft spot for pot-plants, a nice apartment downtown, and he generally just wants a quiet life with his angel, far from the heaven or hell business.
DOESN’T HE SOUND LIKE SOMEONE WE KNOW?
Aziraphale is a badass angel when he needs to be, handling flaming swords and such, but on everyday basis he is an old-book lover who owns a little second-hand book shop in London. This beautiful description of him says it all really:
“Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide. Two of these were wrong; Heaven is not in England, whatever certain poets may have thought, and angels are sexless unless they really want to make an effort. But he was intelligent. And it was an angelic intelligence which, while not being particularly higher than human intelligence, is much broader and has the advantage of having thousands of years of practice.”
Yeah, except for the English part, this could be Cas.
Aziraphale is the one who seems more gay in this odd couple, but Crowley definitely seems to be more openly emotional about his angel. When Armaggedon started to unfold, and everything seemed to go to hell (not literally, but almost), it is Crowley who calls Aziraphale a lot, and gets hurt when the angel doesn’t answer, or seems too busy to talk; it is Crowley who eventually loses his angel and tries to find him for several chapters, showing great emotional distress. Again, SOMEONE WE KNOW???
AND THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE BOOK EVERYTHING IN THEIR EMOTIONAL STORYLINE STAYS IN THE SUBTEXT. Neil Gaiman said that it’s up to his readers to decide if the relationship is romantic or not - he only said it probably wasn’t sexual since angels and demons (ex-angels) are sexless. But you know, “unless they really want to make an effort”, so who knows? Anyway, we got a green light from the authors to ship them as husbands, so we do.
This has been, for the longest time, my biggest Destiel anchor in the sea of gaslighting from the cast and crew. Because Eric Kripke is A FAN OF THIS BOOK TO THE POINT THAT HE STOLE SEVERAL STORYLINES FROM IT. And the rest of the writers are too - the Megatron/Metatron joke in season 7 is also from it! And the whole Nephilim storyline.
You are not telling me that when you base your TV show on a book with a subtextual romance between an asexual angel and a guy in a cool, old, black car who pretends to be cooler than he is, and somehow your TV show seems to have a subtextual romance between an asexual angel and a guy in a cool, old, black car who pretends to be cooler than he is, IT’S A FREAKIN’ ACCIDENT! Because you know, accidents don’t happen accidentally.
I am POSITIVE they decided that Destiel was real the moment they realised Misha is not going anywhere, but they put it in the subtext for safety, and because that’s what Kripke saw in his favourite book. And no one will ever tell me it hasn’t been there since as early as the end of season 4. So, yeah.
Tomorrow: “Good Omens” and the Nephillim. Because the new writing crew are also fans of the book.
Do you only like Destiel or are there other ships you enjoy?
Eh, I like other ships just fine. I mean, I feel like other ships are a bit of fun, you know? I don’t mind reading about them in fic or whatever. But to me destiel hits me at an entirely different level.
I’ve read (and written) all sorts of side pairings in destiel fic, and have enjoyed them to one level or another. Sam and Eileen, Charlie and Gilda, Charlie and Dorothy, Jody and Sam (that’s adorable just for the ship name of “Jam” i mean COME ON!), Sam and Donna (heck I’ve even read some delightfully refreshing and adorable Dean/Donna). Jody and Donna, too. I mean, almost anything works for me on some level as a side pairing in fic.
But what knocks my interest in Destiel into the stratosphere is the fact that I can see all of this subtext, this slow build, happening in canon. It’s not just “hey these two guys look good together and have some chemistry.” It’s not just “wouldn’t that be fun” or some sort of dreamy what-if scenario that’s based on just smooshing two random good looking people together.
It’s the same reason that Sam/Eileen made me sit up and blink, open-mouthed, at the tv. The exact same tropes were used to pair Sam and Eileen in canon that were used between Dean and Cas. Even though we only had two full episodes with Eileen and Sam interacting, all the cues were built in to their interactions that had been given about 10 tons of narrative weight between Dean and Cas over the years. The parallels were enough to apply the same sort of romantic tension to Sam and Eileen’s interactions that I’ve been mentally applying to Dean and Cas’s interactions for NINE SEASONS.
That’s why I ship Destiel like nothing else.
No other ship, ever, has prompted me to seek out this sort of fandom involvement. I’m no spring chicken. Even when I first started watching SPN (I was an ancient and creaky 37), I was probably considered “old” for fandom. In all that time, I have never sought out the fandom for a show like this; not only looking for fanfic about a particular ship, but all the meta and the analysis of pretty much the entirety of canon. Really, SPN fascinates me on just about every level, even if a lot of that fascination comes back to my personal investment and interest in the relationship between Dean and Cas.
It’s not JUST that relationship that keeps me interested in the show and the fandom. The mythology of the show, the relationships between Sam, Dean, Cas, and ALL THE OTHER CHARACTERS, hunting and monsters, heaven and hell and purgatory and everything… it’s all fascinating to me.
It just so happens that the bit I’m most fascinated by is the part where the self-loathing human monster hunter who wears his heart on his sleeve has spent nine years growing to accept and believe in himself while a slightly broken angel with too much heart has spent the same nine years growing to reject the plans of Heaven to subjugate all of creation and to understand and completely love humanity… and that human monster hunter who wears his heart on his sleeve.
*oh gosh I’m getting all choked up thinking about it while I’m sitting here watching 3.16 and knowing 4.01 is up next*
So no, I don’t really ship anything else the way I ship destiel. Other ships might be cute, or mildly interesting, but nothing else has ever engaged me the way these two idjits do. It’s a truly epic love story.
(final note: honestly for anyone who doesn’t understand why my destiel tag is “the scheherazade of supernatural,” read this.)
It's hilarious that underage fans think fandom is a thing you grow out of. Like who do you think is MAKING all the stuff you're a fan of? Cuz it sure as shit ain't kids your age. It's grown up fans.
Pssh. Get off my lawn with your “fandom is for kids” talk, kids. I
didn’t even start watching SPN til I was past 30. So sad that teenagers
think loving things passionately and having fun dies when you hit a
certain age. Chuck save me from that 9-to-5 nightmare vision of
adulthood that consists solely of drinking beer and popping out a bunch
of kids, getting a mortgage and taking up golf. I’ll stick with stuff I
actually enjoy, thanks.
Oh my God, life would be horrible without hobbies, but the weirdiest past? This is only applied to women. Men are always depicted as having hobbies as adults, like sports or even nerdier hobbies. Different doesn’t mean better or more acceptable, and even still: if I showed up shirtless and covered in body paint at a football game, people would still be outraged.
Imagine seeing Castiel (your boyfriend) kissing Meg
word count: 767
Request by: anon - Hi, ummm so I just
started watching SPN and I’m on season 5 and I was wondering if you could do a
oneshot where maybe the reader and Cas are together but Crowley is holding her
and so they go on a rescue mission and maybe she sees cas and meg kiss.. angsty
but ending with fluff? I’m sorry if it doesn’t make since.
A/N: I’m super sorry if this is bad because I suck at writing Cas x readers.
You yanked your arms
forward frantically as they pulled against the chains tying you to the wall
causing red marks to slowly appear on your wrist. You let out a slight hiss in
pain as you realised your wrists were now bleeding due to how hard you were
tugging on the metal chains.
Despite the pain, you continued to thrash around desperate
to escape but froze when you heard the slight click of the door being unlocked
and saw the handle dip. Your head shot up to the door as it slowly opened
causing your heart rate to increase drastically.
Relief flooded your body as the figures entered your dimly
lit cell revealing the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean. You almost began to
cry at the thought of being free from your cramped cell and being able to see
Cas, your boyfriend, again.
“It’s okay Y/N, you’re safe now,” You heard Sam whisper
trying to calm you down as Dean untied you.
“W-Where’s Cas?” You managed to stutter out.
“It’s okay, he’s here,” Dean reassured you as you were
helped to your feet by the brothers, “Do you think you can walk?”
“Y-yeah, let’s go,” You replied, determined to see your
boyfriend again after being apart for so long.
Sam handed you a demon knife as you all quickly rushed out
of the room not wanting to be there for long in case the demon who held you
You clutched the knife tightly in your hand as the three of
you ran down the winding corridors, all seemed to be going well until you
turned a corner and your heart sank.
You saw Castiel locking lips with Meg and tears instantly
filled your eyes pouring down onto your cheeks. In that moment of time, all
trust and love you had ever had for Castiel, your boyfriend, was gone.
As Castiel pulled away from Meg, he saw you in the corner of
“Y/N,” Castiel whispered out sadly that he had been caught
doing such a thing.
“Take me home,” was all you said in reply.
“Y/N please,” Castiel desperately reached out to grab you
but you stepped away shrugging off his arms.
“Cas, I said, take me home.” You replied but this time with
more anger in your voice.
Sam and Dean just watched in shock as you were all instantly
flown back home by Cas.
The second you were back in the bunker; you began to storm
off into the bedroom (Castiel quickly running behind you in order to keep up
with your long angry strides).
“Y/N wait,” He choked out as he once again tried to pull you
into his arms. Did he not understand that
I didn’t want to be with him anymore?
“No Cas! What the hell was that? I trusted you. I would
expect it from someone like Meg, but you, really? You were my boyfriend!” you turned around shouting at him, emphasizing
the word ‘were’ to show to him how much he had messed up.
You spun around to continue walking towards your bedroom,
all you wanted in this moment was to fall asleep and forget what had happened
but Castiel had other plans. You were stopped in your tracks due to Castiel
flying in front of you and once again resting his arms on your shoulders to
keep you from storming off again, this time though you didn’t bother to shrug
“Y/N please, just let me explain,” Castiel begged looking
deeply into your eyes causing you to sigh and nod, giving him a second chance.
“Father forgive me, Y/N, I am so sorry, I… I didn’t
understand what I was doing but I understand now that it’s wrong. Y/N.. I love
you.” Your body was filled with shock as you looked up at Castiel. That was the
first time either of you had said the ‘love’ word. You looked deeply into his
blue eyes for a moment and knew that he was telling the truth.
You released a sigh before replying, “I love you too Castiel,”
and he immediately pulled you into his chest and placed a light kiss on top of
your head knowing that you were his again.
“But if you ever do something like that again,” you pulled
away from his hug to look at him and make sure he was listening to you, “I have
an angel blade,” you warned causing him to slightly chuckle.
“If I ever hurt you again, I’ll let you kill me,” he replied
before locking his lips with yours causing you to smile into the kiss.
I started exactly on 13 September last year
with this blog. I had my up and downs. I made great friends on Tumblr. But I was
always really nervous when I post a new fic or imagine. That was in the
beginning but now I’m more confident about myself. I thought about it a long
time and you maybe know I had my downs but because of my amazing followers and
friends I got up. So this is the girl behind the story’s.
Oke you know my name. I’m Sam ( if you didn’t
know. And yeah same name as Sam in spn. Funny fact I’m also get called Sammy
and that is annoying) and I’m 16 years old. I started this blog because I want
to write. I love spn and I love other fandoms but mostly spn. It’s my life and I
think most of the people that follow me and who I follow is spn life.
I have one goal on this blog. To make
someone happy. Sometimes life suck and I know it. I have ADHD ( that is that
you most of the time really busy in your head or you can’t concentrate good)
and sometimes I see the world different. I want to help people with depression
or anxiety. I want to get a smile on their faces with my fics. And of course
other people. I want to make everyone happy.
Writing is hard. Really if you have a job
and you go to school but I try to do my best to write for people. I’ve been
writing almost my whole life. I like to write. You can put all your creativity
in it. I want to do something with filming and creating series and with this I get
better and better. I know my first series ‘I don’t remember anything’ that was
when I just started to watch spn and I was so happy when there people that
where reading it. And now I’m still happy when someone read it. And I hope
people want to give me feedback in it.
When I started it. I was scared that I got
bad reaction and everything but there were no bad reactions. After a little
time I looked up to @winchesters-favorite-girl she is an amazing writer. I asked her tips and it helped
( I’m still use them of course) and @evyiione she is an amazing friend I really can’t describe
how it feels if she isn’t helping me with ideas and with chatting whole days long. And of course I can’t
describe how it feels without the spn family, without my friends and without my
blog. I really love you guys and you give me the smile on my face. I love you
Okay, so I just listened to this song that I used to listen to a while back, and now after I started watching SPN it made me think of Dean. So, I don’t know I just made this with some clips that I had on my computer but I’m happy with the result, so I thought I’d post it. :)
Or you know the rest of normal folks recognize that BOTH of them are human. I just think that Sam’s just a terrible brother and a terrible partner and behaves like an emotionally abusive a hole. And it be great if he ya know, stopped doing that.
So, I'm new to actually...Thinking J2 are in love. For the longest time I thought "conspiracy theory!!" but as of late, I decided to be open-minded and, well, now I see it. I was wondering, can you remember the thing or moment that first made you realize they're in love? Tbh I think they love their wives, but I don't think they're IN love with them. I get the feeling they're sweet, close friends and parents together but not in love. Again I'm VERY new so I don't truly know about the wives.
But also…Idk how to feel about Gen. Sometimes I feel like she doesn’t mesh quite as well with J2? What do you think? (Sorry if you’ve answered similar questions before, again I’m new as in like…Only today literally did I finally realize lol)
hey! it’s cool to hear you now see the light! thanks for being open minded!
for me there wasn’t a specific moment that made me go: “ok that’s it THAT is gay” lol no, it’s just an accumulation of things and looking at the big picture
so long story (not so) short:
i started watching spn in summer 2015, and dug in the fandom in september 2015 and the thing is i never gave a shit about jared and jensen and conventions and all, i figured they got along but didn’t care more than that because i was only in it for sam and dean and during those months i never EVER saw once a tinhat post or even a mention that there are fans who think j2 are together all i saw was posts by people shipping j2 being like “hahaha they are such husbands!” you know? but only in a joking shipper tone so i never took it seriously and the way i found about their relationship was purely coincidental!! so i could have never learnt about them at all if not for this coincidence!!!
i found @jaredandjensendaily blog by pure luck (i suggest you read it if you haven’t yet, it’s really great) and it was the most shockng experience of my fandom life i swear to god because i really did NOT expect something like that coming from jared and jensen lmao, i remember EXACTLY when and where it happened, and i was in a shop and i was staring at my phone for like 10 minutes like “what the fuck is THIS?????????!!!!!!!!!!!” so i was really excited and interested but it was 100% the thrill of discovering a big secret and pure juicy gossip lmao i still didn’t give a shit about j2 themselves, and she talked about j2 being together like its the most natural and obvious thing in the world (which it is but i didn’t know that at the time) and i was like “WHAT??? IS SHE SERIOUS????!!!!!”
anyway on her blog she linked “speak the truth” and said to read it if you’re a newbie so i did it and was truly impressed, i wasn’t convinced at all but i was definitely leaning on the j2 tinhat side and since i was interested i made research and started looking for tinhats blogs and all and watching conventions and little by little you start seeing the patterns and you start seeing and witnessing how much j2 love each other and since speak the truth stops in early 2013 i learnt thanks to tinhat blogs that j2 actually live in the same place which made me go “WAIT WHAT?????!!!!!” and again with time you discover new slips and inconsistencies and you see that j2 spend all their time together instead of with their “wives” lol so in the end you understand that the only logical reason that explains all of that (the slips, the inconsistencies, the them always being together and living together and raising their kids together and getting married at the same time and people they work with saying how much they get along and actually witnessing how much they get along during cons and knowing the only reason spn went for so long was because of how well they get along and the not brotherly looks they give each other etc etc etc) the ONLY reason it all makes sense is that they’re in love and have to hide it because otherwise it would put an end to the show, THIS is the key that exlains everything else, them being gay and bearding is the last piece that completes the puzzle, that explains all the weird and shady stuff that surrounds j2
so it’s been a while now that im 10000% sure that j2 are together and what they have is relationship goals and every day with more slips and the time they spend together or the damage control that comes after they look too gay (couch couch date night incident), they only convince me more and more
so yeah no, sorry, there’s no one thing that sealed the deal for me, it’s everything put together that does it and honestly i really don’t get how people can be convinced by one moment, i get when people go to conventions and see them together IRL and they’re struck by their love but just one moment?? nah man i need some cold hard facts, and catching j2 red handed in their lies, that’s what truly convince me
to me understanding j2 are together is 50% seeing how beautiful their love is and the sacrifices they make to stay together in this homophobic business and society and it’s 50% respecting myself because i hate how j2 and their PR team treat us like fucking morons and think we’re all stupid sheeps and they can sell us their bullshit narrative and we’ll swallow it and say thanks, yeah no i have my fucking pride and im not gonna let those assholes make fun of me like that no way
about the wives, youll learn little by little why people (me included) dont like them and dont believe they’re close friends
but basically danneel was a party girl, drinking, doing drugs and forced jensen into the marriage by going on the ted casablanca show assuring everyone she will marry jensen so jensen was trapped but after jj’s birth she calmed down and now shes pretty low key so now she’s the “good” beard, and also jensen is giving jobs to her entire family with the beer business and that’s annoying to me, she can fuck off
and gen was cool at first but jared was always the one doing the most OTT bearding *insert eye rolls*, also people dont like her cos she cant act and ruined ruby and she’s gotten worse and worse with the years, fighting with the Js leading to jareds breakdown in 2015 and now with all that instagram bullshit to have all the attention on her bla bla bla and with the latest vid of her with jared shes officially THE worst tm (and with this latest vid i think it’s an understatement to say she doesn’t mesh with j2 lmao) so she really needs to fuck off lol
but most of the relationship with the wives is based on behind the scenes talks so there is no hard proof of that and i suggest you make your own opinion, take your time, but just don’t believe it when j2 say they have a support system with the wives thats utter bullshit, they just push the narrative that they’re a big family to make it look normal that they (j2) spend that much time together, live together and raise their kids together and if it weren’t for those bearding arrangements j2 would never spend that much time with gen nor danneel so nope not a close friendship