talk about mothers


Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn:  << part I >> << part II >> << part III >> << part IV >> << part V >>

my family is really great at reminding me why i moved out any time i start wishing i hadn’t

Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox/The Mess Within

“Are you a rom-com chick?”

“Are you?”

Now, this is how you write an episode. Forget the monsters and the demons - the greatest mystery of Supernatural is that they definitely know how to do the thing, and yet sometimes - 

Guys, I really loved this episode - I’d say it’s the best so far - so brace yourselves for a long, gushing review.

I loved Jody. Jody was magnificent, as always, and all the kudos to @kimrhodes4. Great job as Jody, of course, and legit gave me chills as Jael. Wow. 

Now, despite her age, Jody had begun to be coded as the Winchesters’ surrogate mom the second she had that half-fling with Bobby, but the thing has been sort of understated until last night. Even during that beautifully awkward family dinner with Alex and Claire, the Winchesters were not decisively framed as (her) kids - they could pretty much take care of themselves during the episode, Dean had stern words with a bunch of teens, and later in the evening, after that disastrous dinner, Sam and Dean actually remembered they were grown men and did grown men things (normal conversations, helping out with cleaning up, talking some sense into teenage girls). Here, however, someone decided we needed an example of what ‘real’ moms should be like to single out Mary even more, and amped up the thing so much it deafened everybody and boy, did it work. Look at Sam and Dean crashing in on Jody’s me time without even calling and basically walking into the place because they assume they’ll be welcome - look at them being embarrassed about sharing their own sex lives and also hearing about Jody’s - I loved that, and yet I’m sort of annoyed as well, because the thing is - well. Many ‘normal’ episodes still happen in a bubble, which means we never hear them mention Jody in any way, and that doesn’t make any sense - we know Sam and Dean, and we know what having someone like Jody would mean to them - not just a random hunter they can call for a pint when they’re nearby, that is (as the show sometimes lead us to believe), but an actual mom figure who loves them and thinks the world of them - someone they randomly visit, just for a chat and a home-cooked meal - because, wait, there’s actually someone like that in their lives and yet somehow it never comes up? 

Anyway, I love Jody, and thank God she’s here, because Dean’s trying, okay, but this I’ll go out in the parking lot and drink from this flask alone thing - because Dean apparently now carries a flask around, great - not to mention his utmost panic about Sam, and Sam alone, because it doesn’t even matter that Jody and Mary are in that house - because taking care of Sammy’s still coded at the core of who Dean is, and it’s what comes out in times of trouble (Take your brother outside as fast as you can and don’t look back! Now, Dean!) - that’s not a good look on him, and maybe instead of getting an episode about Hitler (because even Jody, who’s an actual character inside the damn show, knows that whole story didn’t mean anything and wasn’t important in any way and she actually got bored when Dean told her about that instead of talking about what really matters, because Jody is basically us and yay for that) we can talk about that? After all, we’re all rom-com chick flicks around here, are we not?

I loved that crowd of hunters, and how everyone was okay with everything. Most of them were burly white men in plaid, of course, but that gay (bi?) black witch twin, and how open he was about his sexuality? Wow. Not to mention this other side of hunting - not the way the Winchesters hunt, because they’re paranoid bastards who were raised by a paranoid bastard, but this happy crowd - Garth’s name coming up and it doesn’t matter he’s a werewolf (because surely, by now everybody knows? those hunters - so gossipy), and Max ‘my mother taught me to seduce men’ Banes, and Loraine Fox sneakily breaking off pieces of a Jeep engine so her son would stay home and, what?, help her clean the gutters? Also the drinking games, the Maybe you died four times and maybe you were possessed by the Devil - it’s all cool, talk about it in your own time - these are the people Sam and Dean spent their entire lives running from? Really? This is why Dean won’t come out and Sam still feels unwanted and tainted and a freak? Uh. I know we’ve talked before how this show is methodically destroying every single obstacle to Dean, especially, becoming truly and fully himself, but this was not so much a hammer blow as it was Steve Yockey coming in riding a giant blowtorch and yelling at the top of his lungs as he set everything on fire.  

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I constantly think about Fareeha, Angela, and McCree getting the recall. Angela being hesitant because of what happened and Fareeha telling her we have to go back. Fareeha thinking about how she’s close to the same age her mother was when overwatch first started. How they have to take up their roles and responsibilities and guide them. How McCree is probably still hurting from what happened with Gabriel. How Fareeha asks both of them to come back even if neither of them probably want to, because overwatch needs their voices.

Basically I think about strike commander Fareeha Amari, because there’s no way they’d let Jack lead again and Ana probably understands better than anyone that overwatch needs her daughter more than it needs her.

My Childhood With a Witch Mother

When I confide in people that I was raised by a witch, they get a really stereotypical picture in their head. Gothic homes, a weird amount of chanting, cauldrons, etc. The Addams family type stuff.

But my childhood was far from that. In fact, I didn’t even realise there was anything different about the way I was raised until I was around 10 or 11.

Because instead of talking explicitly about witchcraft, my mother taught me about the properties of herbs as she taught me how to cook. Or she told me what colours meant when I was colouring in. Or she’d mutter a prayer for safe driving if the weather was bad. I got my first pendulum when I seven, and I wore it as a necklace until I saw my mother use hers for actual readings and decided to join in.

I don’t know. I guess it’s the same as if you were raised by artists, or poets. You didn’t learn everything technically, but you do have a lot of background knowledge deep in your head, maybe a few skills you picked up from them. 

I was never pushed into becoming a witch, either. My mother was taught by her aunt, who was convinced that we came from a long line of witches but there was never really any proof of that. My grandmother didn’t really approve, because my grandmother was an Anglican, but when it became clear that my mother was not abandoning the church, grandma was sort of, “Okay, you do you.”

I decided to really start learning the craft when I was 13 and decided it was cool. Obviously it grew to a lot more than that, but it wasn’t necessarily being raised in that environment that pushed me towards this. I think it was meant to be. 

  • Victor: You guys wanna go eat or something?
  • Yuri: Yes anything...I just wanna be with you
  • Chris: SAME
  • Yurio:
  • Otabek: uh...yeah...I guess so
  • Yurio: nevermind I'm going
  • JJ: JJ is going as well and he is bringing his beautiful, amazing, pretty, did I mention beautiful wife

Klebold: We’re hoping. We’re hoping. I hope we kill 250 of you. It will be the most nerveracking
15 minutes of my life, after the bombs are set and we’re waiting to charge through
the school. Seconds will be like hours. I can’t wait. I’ll be shaking like a leaf.
Harris: I hope people have flashbacks. [making shooting noises while aiming his shotgun]
Isn’t it fun to get the respect we’re going to deserve? We don’t give a shit because we’re going
to die doing it.

It’s getting late; Eric looks at his watch and says it’s 1:28 am on March 15. Dylan says people
will note the date and time when watching it.

Klebold: [predicting his parents’ feelings of regret] If only we could have reached them sooner,
or found this tape.
Harris: [also predicting] If only we would have searched their room. If only we would have
asked the right questions. [talks about his mother being thoughtful, bringing him candy and Slim Jims] I really am sorry about all this.
Klebold: They gave me my fucking life. It’s up to me what I do with it.


“Reality always filters through into my films, even when I try to reject it. It finds a crack to seep in through. The climate of the last four years in Spain has been of enormous unhappiness and even though I haven’t personally suffered from the harshness of the economic situation, I’m surrounded by people who have. I don’t think Julieta is a metaphor for Spain today but it’s no accident that my 80s films were much happier…In the last three years, I’ve suffered physical pain and great solitude….I know a lot about solitude.”

– Pedro Almodovar

Stills from Julieta (2016, dir. Pedro Almodovar) Cinematography by  Jean-Claude Larrieu

**Look at how the backgrounds/art interact with the costumes in each of these stills. Nearly every frame of Julieta is like this.  


Man to Man Conversation
  • <b> Scorpius: </b> Father, what's it like falling in love?<p/><b>Draco:</b> ...<p/><b>Scorpius:</b> Forget I asked.<p/><b>Draco:</b> Falling in love was like being a true Slytherin. You break the rules. One moment you hate mudbloods then you're kissing one of them the next.<p/><b>Scorpius:</b> But mum isn't a muggleborn witch.<p/><b>Draco:</b> I'm not talking about your mother.<p/><b>Scorpius:</b> ...<p/><b>Draco:</b> And like the Slytherins I know - you're the bad guy. You don't get the girl. You have no happily ever after.<p/></p><p/></p>
Whenever my mother asks me why I don’t have a boyfriend yet, I whisper the words ‘not interested’ to her. And she thinks that I am not interested in getting myself a boyfriend and she gives me a look full of pride thinking that her daughter of almost 21 is more interested in making something good out of herself rather than have a boyfriend.
What she fails to understand is that I want a boyfriend just as much as any girl I know, someone who would love me and talk to me and care for me and allow me to do the same but when I say 'not interested’ I mean no one is interested in me, no one likes me.
—  Not Interested // JustScribbledWords

“Well I’m thinking that won’t be a problem if she doesn’t find out until I’m killing her with it.”

Anon request: “Hello! Please could you gif the little wink and shoulder shrug Carmilla does in ep 3 when she’s talking about her mother not knowing about the secret weapon until she’s killing her with it? I just find it super cute and I haven’t seen anyone gif it yet!! :)”