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No woman should take drugs for purposes of abortion, nor should she kill her children that have been conceived or are already born. If anyone does this, she should know that before Christ’s tribunal she will have to plead her case in the presence of those she has killed. Moreover, women should not take diabolical draughts with the purpose of not being able to conceive children. A woman who does this ought to realize that she will be guilty of as many murders as the number of children she might have borne.
—  St. Caesarius of Arles

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Lavenderwhisp’s Types of Witches Master Post

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Witch: magical practitioner


Elemental Witch
: Witches who work around the 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air,
Fire, and Spirit.

Earth Witch: Witches who specifically work with their magic around the
element of Earth, through grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, crystal
magic, and Green Witchery. Earth zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Types of Earth Witches:
Green Witch: use plants/herbs/flowers in herbal and natural magic, such as using them in spells
and creating remedies with them.
Garden Witch: A version of a Green Witch, they enjoy working with the earth through gardening and using
their herbs and plants to help and care for their families and loved ones.
Flora Witch: Similar to the above witches, they work with flowers in their practice. Their Book of Shadows would likely be full of Green Witchery, such as than herbs and herbal recipes, and flower classifications and associations.
Marijuana Witch: A type of Green Witch, Marijuana has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes throughout history. These witches use marijuana for magical purposes and use herbal recipes with marijuana.
Rock Witch: Witches who work with all rocks, including stones and crystals. They enjoy geology and their Book of Shadows is full of geology and crystal healing. They are most likely involved in a scientific field, such as geography or archaeology where they can be close to the Earth.
Crystal Witch: Witches who work with stones and crystals, such as through crystal healing. Their Book of Shadows will most likely have information about the stones, chakra balance, and crystal meditation.
Forest Witch: A witch who enjoys the company of trees and live amongst them. The seclusion is perfect for cottage magic and tree magic. They also enjoy the company of fey and woodland animals, and use local plants.
Swamp Witch: Witches who live within the swamps, use swamp plants, and enjoy the company of swamp animals.
Desert Witch: A witch who lives in the desert, enjoys the natural desert scenery, uses desert plants, bones, sand in their practice, collects desert rocks, and befriend desert animals such as snakes, lizards, and scorpions. They also tend to use the elements of Wind and Fire as well as Earth in their practice. They normally worship desert deities and study desert lore in their area.
Sand Witch: Sand witches live where a lot of sand is in the local earth, such as the desert or the beach. Their home is filled with different types of sand and rocks.
Water Witch: Witches who work with the element of Water. Water magic
includes water scrying, collecting water, swimming and other water-related
actives. Water zodiac signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Types of Water Witches:

Sea Witch: They work with magic and deities around the ocean and oceanic world. The practice sea magic using seashells and bones, sea weed, beach sand, driftwood, ocean water, etc. They also may worship sea deities and enjoy the imagery of sea creatures.

Ice/Arctic Witch: A witch who lives amongst snow covered land for most of the year or have a deep appreciation for the cold and snow. They worship ice deities, use snow water, and enjoy the cold. 

River/stream/spring witch: Witches who work with running water, worship river deities, and study local river lore.

Lake witch: Witches who live around a lake. They fish, befriend frogs, observe wildlife, canoe or kayak in their spare time, and swim to feel grounded. They may worship water/lake deities and study local lake lore.
Bath Witch: Another type of water witch, but much more domestic. These witches enjoy the calming effect of bathing, make bath salts, and enjoy bath magic.
Air/Wind Witch: Witches who center around the element of Air. They work with
wind, using tools, symbols, and deities associated with Air. Air zodiac signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Fire Witch: Witches who focus on the element of Fire and fire magic, such
as candle magic, and may worship deities associated with fire. Fire zodiac signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 

Other Natural Witch types: 

Seasonal Witch: Witches
who draw magic during a specific time of the year. They are known as Winter,
Fall, Spring and Summer witches who have a deep connection to the season they love. A seasonal witch gains most of their power during and from the season they identify with. For example, a person who loves the heat and sunshine of summer will soak up the rays and become very magical during the summer. They practice magic throughout they year, but they have that favorite season, like we all do. They would incorporate seasonal specific plants, symbols, colors,deities, and so on. Their work could also be affected depending on where they live, such as one season occurs for a longer period of time more than any others instead of the distinct 4 seasons.
North Witch: North witches identify with the direction of North and the symbolism it represents, such as infinite possibilities, earth, creativity, and home.
East Witch: East witches worship the East Cardinal Direction and the associations East represents, such as the future, air, communication, and trust.
West Witch: West witches identify with the direction of West and its associations of the past, confidence, water, emotion, and the psyche.
South Witch: South witches enjoy the direction of South and its representation of the present, fire, energy, physical strength, and health.
Sun Witch: A witch who enjoys sunshine, works with spell work involving the sun during the daytime,
and sun deities.
Lunar/Moon Witch: A witch who draws magic from the moon. They are nocturnal witches and closely follow the phases of the moon, and do magic according to the lunar calendar. They also tend to worship deities associated with the moon.
Astronomical/Space Witch: Witches who focus on the planets and stars. Their Book of Shadows will have information about each planet, the zodiac and astrology, and the enjoy nocturnal magic based on astronomical charts and the alignment of the planets.
Nocturnal Witch: A witch who works with nocturnal deities and magical work at night. They find solace in darkness, the darker side of life, and normally wear dark colors. There is a great book by Konstantinos called Nocturnal Witchcraft.
Storm/Weather Witch: Witches who combine one’s energy with the energy of the weather and storms. They collect rain water, utilize the energy of a lightning storm, and so on.
Animal Witch: Witches who have a deep appreciation for all animals and use animal materials, draw on their energy, and most of the time worship animal deities. Animal witches can worship and draw from any type of animal, but here are some popular examples.
Empath Witch: An empath is a form of psychic who can feel other peoples feelings. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing.
Gray witch: Also known as a neutral witch, practices magic that does not harm nor benefit others. They will mostly benefit and harm at the same time, creating a neutral or balanced effect. They believe a witch who cannot curse, cannot heal, Also, to them nature is not completely positive, nor completely negative, it is neutral and balanced.
Dream Witch: Witches who use their magic in dreams and to restore the body throughout the night often drawing energy from the moon or darkness while they sleep. These witches often keep dream journals and enjoy meditation.
Specialty Witch types:
Divination Witch: Witches who work with practices of divination, such as tarot readings, palmistry, tea leaf reading, and so on.
Hedge Witch: Also known as shamans. They use a type of magic that is oriented around the spiritual world. Astral travel/projection, lucid dreaming, spirit-work, healing, and out-of-body experiences are some of the magic they do.
Angelic Witch: Witches who work with and worship angels, such as the Archangels, guardian angels, and throne angels.
Fairie/Faery/Fey Witch: Witches who communicate and work with the fey, such as calling on them and leaving them offerings regularly to thank them for their assistance. They study fairy and elemental spirit lore, especially in regards to their local area.

Kitchen Witch: Witches who enjoy working in the kitchen and put their magic into herbal mixtures, brewing, baking, and cooking.
Cottage Witch: A lot like a kitchen witch, they enjoy being in their home and doing things for their loved ones.
Urban Witch: Witches who live in a urban environment and use more modern practices of magic. They may substitute traditional ingredients with modern ones, use traditional tools but in a new way, such as wearing sigils on their clothing or as a tattoo, use electronic sources, and have their Book of Shadows on their computer. Urban witchery is all about combining the old with the new.
Religious Witch: Witches who practice their religious beliefs in cohesion with
their craft.
Common Types of Religious Witches:
Pagan Witch: A Pagan formally means a person who worships more than one deity. Paganism is also normally an umbrella term for any religion other than the Abrahamic religions.
Wiccan: Wicca is a modern Pagan religion. Wiccans worship nature and use magic for positive unharmful change. Wiccans follow the Wiccan Rede, which simply states that you will not use magic to harm others or yourself. Wiccans worship a God and Goddess, along with other Pagan deities, who embody femininity and masculinity. Wiccans have a calendar of 8 Pagan holidays and Wiccan traditions were influenced by many sources, such as Celtic traditions.
Thelemic Witches: The Thelema philosophy is a precursor to Wicca created in the early 1900s, and has similar tenants to Wicca, such as “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.” Modern Thelemics may practice more than one religion and worship other deities than the 3 main Egyptian deities in their texts, Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Witchcraft is also part of the Thelemic religion.
Satanic Witch: Satanism includes symbolic association with, or admiration for, Satan, whom Satanists see as an inspiring and liberating figure. Satanic witches don’t always worship Satan, but rather follow the beliefs preached in Satanism.
Christian Witch: Christian witches follow the teachings of Christ and worship God and Jesus through witchcraft.
Jewish Witch: Another kind of Abrahamic witch, these witches follow the teachings within the Torah and worship God through using their witchcraft.
Kemetic Witch: Kemetist witches practice a modern religion based upon the ancient Egyptian family of gods/goddesses and ancient Egyptian ritual practice. The Kemetic religion is primarily polytheistic. Depending on the practitioner, it can be hard polytheism to soft polytheism. The type of craft a Kemetic is most likely to practice is called Heka. It utilizes words and images to get things done. It is also important to note that the culture/religion is open to all people of
different walks of life, anyone can be Kemetic, it was a open culture when it
was alive. More important than the gods, the entire goal of the religion, is to
uphold Ma'at. Ma'at is usually generalized as justice and being honest. Some
Kemetics do not worship gods, but focuses on upholding Ma'at. In short,
Kemetism is a reconstruction of the Ancient Egyptian religion.
Buddhist Witch: A witch or Wiccan who also identifies as Buddhist. These witches believe all life is sacred, they practice compassion and nonviolence, and their ultimate goal on their spiritual path is to find Enlightenment. Many witches incorporate meditation into their witchcraft and many Wiccans also believe in reincarnation like Buddhists. Many witches and Wiccans also believe in karma, a Buddhist philosophy. Buddhism really works hand in hand with the already highly spiritual and natural Craft.
Regionally Specific
Witchery: most were originally tribal based and feature many similarities, such as Paganism and similar craft practices

Europe

Norse: Norse witches worship Norse deities. Witchcraft was very important in ancient Viking culture and a normal part of their everyday life. Warrior shamanism, runes, and sacrifices to the Gods were just some of their important practices. 

Heathen Witch:Heathenry is Norse/Anglo-Saxon/any Germanic Paganism, also called Asatrú: Ásatrú is a polytheistic faith based on pre-Christian Northern European Pagan beliefs. Emphasis on historical accuracy and the heroic tales as recorded in texts and personal honor, truth and integrity are considered to be some of the highest virtues.

Druid: Druidry means following a spiritual path rooted in the green Earth and hails from the United Kingdom. It means participating in Celtic wisdom teachings, but embracing the contributions of many peoples and times. Druids worship Celtic deities and practice earth based magic.
Hellenic Witch: Witches who are Hellenic or Greek Pagans (Hellenists, Hellenes, Hellenism) are generally polytheists who worship the ancient Greek Olympian gods. Offerings to the Gods are an extremely important element of ritual practice. Hellenismos consider hospitality of great important and place great value on the study and use of classical Greek philosophical texts.
Roman Witch: Roman Pagan witches practice Religio Romana, the pre-Christian religion of Rome. The modern religion reconstructs the ancient faith of Rome and its gods, goddesses and rituals as closely as possible. Every attempt is based on historical accuracy and archaeological evidence. Like their friends the Hellenic Witches focus on the original classical texts, writers and language of their ancestors.
Italian Witch: Strega (Stregheria, La Vecchia Religione, “The Old Religion”), Italian witches practice a form of Witchcraft that encompasses elements of the pre-Christian European magical teachings and ancient Etruscan and Tuscan religions. Many modern Italian Witches today, especially those who still reside in Italy, are Christians who also practice their Old Religion.
Slavic Witches: Today, old techniques of divination, magic, soul travel and healing is known from their ancestors and their native faith Rodnovery. These families, the volkhvy, who have “witchblood” have ancestors from ancient Rodnover priesthood. They are considered masters of a much larger tradition in Russia called koldovstvo, or chaklynstvo. One does not have to possess the lineage of the volkhvy to practice koldovstvo. The Russian volkhvy are thought to be descended from shamans who could shape-shift into bears and wolves, while in Macedonia and Bulgaria they are considered to be descended from dragons. Slavic witches also revere Baba Yaga, one of the most important witch lore figures in Slavic culture, who commonly appears as an old crone who flies within a mortar and holds a pestle. She has many faces, like the Wiccan triple Goddess, such as an Earth Goddess or a symbol of Death.

Africa

African Witch: African witchcraft varies region to region of the African continent and can be tribally specific. African witchcraft normally delves in spirit work and shamanism. The most well known type of African witchcraft is Voodoo (Vodou). Voodoo is an ancient West African religion based on spirit work. Voodoo is a religion of spirits. Voodooists believe that the world of humans is shared by the world of the spirits. When a person dies, his spirit passed to the world of the unseen but is still able to see the human world. Spirits, it is believed, in some
cases can even impact the world of the living. They also seen as witch doctors
in their communities who can heal, work with divination, and give their
customers charms and amulets to bring them luck, love, harm to others, and so
on.

The Americas

Native American Witch: Each region and tribe of Native Americans have its own unique kind of witchcraft. Each tribe has their own rituals, performed ceremonies, and ritual outfits. They each have their own tools, carvings, and totem poles. In spite of all their differences, Native Americans share a sense of oneness with their land, practice herbology, and hunt, use, and honor animals of Native America. A common magical practice known to have roots in Native American magic is the practice of smudging.
Appalachian Witches:Witches within the Appalachian Mountains are a very isolated family from most other people. For most it is a family tradition to practice and they hand down a Grimoire, that are most likely written in a language early members created during a time when they couldn’t read/write English. Isolated witch groups and families can be found in any part of the world where geography isolates them, or did isolate the past generations, from the rest of the world.
Haitian Vodou: A sect of African Voodoo, they believe in a supreme creator, Bondye, and worship the spirits subservient to him, the Loa. Every Loa is responsible for a particular aspect of life and they cultivate a relationship and worship them much like Pagans worship their Gods and Goddesses. Haitian religious culture is derived from the Kongolese tradition of kanga, the practice of tying one’s soul to something tangible, which is evident in Haitian Vodou. Fearing an uprising in opposition to the US occupation of Haiti, political and religious elites, along with Hollywood and the film industry, sought to trivialize the practice of Vodou. After the Haitian Revolution, many Haitians fled as refugees to New Orleans. Free and enslaved Haitians who moved to New Orleans brought their religious beliefs with them and reinvigorated the Voodoo practices that were already present in the city. Eventually, Voodoo in New Orleans became hidden and the magical components were left present in the public sphere. This created what is called hoodoo in the southern part of the United States.
Louisiana Voodoo: A sect
of African Voodoo, knowledge of herbs, poisons, the ritual creation of
charms and amulets, and the intension to protect oneself or harm others are key elements of Louisiana Voodoo. Voodoo queens have great power in their
communities, are ritual leaders, and draw crowds to buy their magical products,
such as “gris gris” amulets and spells that will grant the customers
desire. There also Voodoo kings, their male equivalent.
American Hoodoo: A sect of Louisiana Voodoo that is ever evolving. Hoodoo practitioners use gris-gris items, such as amulets and charms, to cure their customers ailments, bring them luck and love, and whatever they desire. Some work closely with the Bible, and have said to see Moses as magical figure.
Bruja/Brujo Witches:cWitches who practice witchcraft, brujeria, who are descended from, or live in Spanish speaking South America. Santeria and Folk Catholicism are practiced in nearly all of Latin America. They are worshipers, healers, priests, priestesses, and witches. For practice, they buy their goods at shops called Botanicas

Brazilian Shamanism(“Pajé”): Like other tribal or local shaman, they work with the spirit world,work with divination, and are seen as healers. Shamanism is often hereditary in Brazil and they work with a specific animals spirit to derive power from, such as the jaguar. Umbanda is the incorporation of catholic saints with the beliefs of afro-brazilians religions.

Kahunas of Hawaii: Like other shamans, they invoke spiritual help, conduct rituals, and have Pagan local gods who are given offerings. They also have various crafts of Kahunas, such as a high priest, dream interpreter, and reader of the skies. To the Kahunas, and many witches today and in the past, the subconscious is your greatest ally or greatest foe for achieving health, wealth, and happiness.

Asia

Japanese Witch: The Pagan Japanese religion of Shinto is shamanistic. Witch is a very positive term in Japan. Japanese witchcraft is commonly separate into two types: those who familiar snakes and those who familiar foxes.
Korean Shamans( Muism or Sinism): Sinism is Pagan shamanism pre-dating Buddhism and Confucianism. The Mu, also known as magician, medicine man, mystic or poet, have the ability to will people into a trance state and astral project. The Mu provides physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. These shamans emphasize holistic living. There are different types of Mu and they are link to the mother goddess associated with a mountain. Each region has a different mountain association, thus a different goddess associated with that region. They make sacrifices to the gods, worship ancestors, sing songs, and meditate.
Chinese Wuism: Chinese shamanism, also called Wuism, was first recorded in the Shang dynasty. These men and women are seen to meditate with the powers to generate things, worship ancestors, and can communicate with the spirits. Gods of nature are prominent in Wuism.

Filipino Witch: Kulam is a form of folk magic from the Phiippines. It emphasizes personal power and the secret knowledge of Magica Baja. Like other witches they practice candle magic, scrying, spell work, and a mangkukulam, a version of the Voodoo doll. They also are witch doctors like other folk magic practitioners who uses divination to diagnose a victim and try to cure them.

Eclectic Witch: Most modern witches follow many practices, traditions, may be
religious or secular, and go by many titles.

I see what Marvel is not subtly doing. Captain America has lost everything and has grown a beard and his uniform is darker. Thor’s hair was shaved and he lost an eye and now has an eyepatch. Star Lord has lost his powers while Iroanman’s suits have been heavily modified. By this point all of the Avengers and Marvel universe have been through the absolute wringer. All for the purpose of making Infinity War as edgy, post apocalyptic aesthetic, dark and dirty and scruffy as they can get away with for the Avengers. And let me tell you I am HERE for it. Put them in Black with bitchin haircuts and missing body parts and world fucking weary. I wanna see them looking like the grubbiest darkest kicking ass done with this shit Mad Max squad ever

Don’t forget, everyone.

Jasper has already been confirmed to return since the discovery of the Off-Colors. So we know that she’s coming back.

But let’s also not forget what this will lead to. Let’s take a look at everything we know.

As we know, Jasper was made to serve Pink Diamond. It is the sole purpose of which she, and her sisters were born. And every action she took was for her. In almost every sense, she was their mother.

A mother that Jasper had been led to believe was murdered by her sister.

But thanks to Zircon, and the things that we, the fandom have been able to piece together, we know that Rose isn’t the one who did it.

Much like most of us, Zircon knew there were pieces that didn’t fit together. If Rose, as a wanted rebel, had just ran up to Pink Diamond, why didn’t her quartz soldiers stop her? Why didn’t her sapphires warn her? Why didn’t her Pearl scream?

What, they all just missed her? No chance in hell.

Also something we know: Pink Diamond met her death by a sword.

But Rose’s sword is incapable of doing that.

Not only this, but Rose was so against shattering, that she put Bismuth down, and kept her hidden away.

Originally posted by brainuntamed

She betrayed one of her friends. That’s how far she was willing to go to avoid killing.

But we’re to believe she’d turn around and kill someone?

This narrows it down. The only person who could’ve killed Pink Diamond was someone who could’ve gone right past all of her gems without any problem.

Someone with higher authority.

Diamond level authority.

Originally posted by aquamaspleen

That’s why Yellow Diamond intervened. Even if she’s not responsible, she knows who is, and clearly wants to keep it hidden. What’s more, she’s kept this from Jasper.

She did not only lie to Jasper, but she made Jasper a reflection of herself. When she separated Jasper from the other quartz gems, she cut off any chance Jasper ever had to move on.

She had to suffer alone, without her Diamond.

Without her sisters to comfort her.

Without anyone.

The only thing on her mind was revenge.

And when Jasper returns and discovers the truth, revenge will still be on her mind.

But it won’t be against Rose.

It’ll be against a diamond.

So just wait a little longer, my friends. Cause when she comes back, it’s gonna get good.

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Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray

Foreword by John Boyega

The first time I went on set for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in Abu Dhabi to shoot the scenes for Jakku. The sets were real; the archway was there; the creatures moved; the droids rolled by—and I remember thinking this is too much! We’re on a planet, a real planet. It was so surreal and amazing.

To be a Star Wars fan, getting cast to be part of the galaxy far, far away is an experience like no other. When J. J. called and asked me to meet him and I heard the words “You’re going to star in the next Star Wars,” everything froze. After a lifetime of fandom and seven months of auditions … YES! It was real.

My first introduction to Star Wars was when The Phantom Menace was released (yes, I am a child of the ’90s). The characters, the ships, the lightsabers, and the whole galaxy captivated me. As I got older and learned about story and character development, I delved into the original trilogy. I came to appreciate the worlds and truly became a fan. I dug into the comics and video games. In taking on the role of Finn, the first stormtrooper we would get to know as an individual, it was a chance to explore a character in a way that had never been done before in the saga.

Stormtroopers, from the history of the franchise and in comics, all look the same, wear the same armor and helmets. They do the same thing and follow orders. They are just one of many. And here’s a character who questions that. It’s such an important part of Finn’s journey that he questions that uniformity and investigates what that means to him. He has a complicated history of how he came to be a stormtrooper, and as he comes to question how he got to be where he is, it creates an interesting dilemma for Finn.

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Theory: The Galaxy Garrison is Using Matt as a Spy

Ok, so I already made a shitpost about this but I am 100% serious. There is something extremely shady going on with the Galaxy Garrison, and Season 4 strongly suggests that Matt is involved, probably without his knowledge.

There are a lot of unsolved questions about the Garrison, and all together they paint a really suspicious picture. If they didn’t know that aliens exist and are involved in an intergalactic war, then why were they training fighter pilots? Why haven’t the Galra attacked Earth when they clearly know it exists? Why was Shiro the only one whose face was shown after he and the Holts were abducted, and why hasn’t Sam Holt been seen at all since they were on Kerberos?

Pidge’s flashbacks in Season 4 Episode 2 provide some additional evidence, starting when Matt talks about the encrypted messages that he and Sam have been sending each other.

A Garrison scientist on a secret mission, huh? Not suspicious at all.

But there’s more: the encryption uses a cipher they’ve both memorized, and Pidge criticises it for being low-tech. Matt gives a rather unconvincing counter-argument.

Both these statements are clearly untrue, the latter demonstrably so later on in the season when Coran’s brain is literally taken over by a bug. But there’s something much more subtle going on with Matt. Take a look at another moment later on in the episode, in Pidge’s flashback to Matt leaving for the Kerberos mission. He takes off his glasses and gives them to her:

This exchange immediately sticks out in light of Matt’s earlier statements and the extreme shadiness surrounding the Garrison. It gets even more suspicious if you look back at Season 1 Episode 1, when Matt and Sam are on Kerberos:

There’s Matt, who got his eyes “fixed” by the Garrison specifically for this mission, and Sam, who is wearing glasses.

There is no non-shady explanation for this, and Sam Holt is probably complicit in it all. If all the Garrison really did was “fix” Matt’s eyes so that he no longer needs corrective lenses, wouldn’t they do the same for everyone else who was on that mission? And we have literally never seen Sam in Galra captivity, or even after the abduction, probably because he was playing a part in it. Why else would the show try to make us emotionally invested in Matt and do nothing of the sort with his and Pidge’s dad?

Something is rotten in the Galaxy Garrison, and it seems like Matt might be their unwitting tool. When they “fixed” his eyes they most likely outfitted him with some sort of spyware that allows them to see through his eyes. This is not the first time this season that this exact same spy plot has appeared; Haggar used Narti’s psychic abilities to see through her cat’s eyes and spy on Lotor. Matt, however, seems sincerely unaware of any sinister reason that the Garrison might have for messing around with his eyes, and he is convinced that brains are unhackable after all. It’s unclear as of yet exactly WHAT is going on with the Garrison, but here’s what we might be able to deduce:

-They know that aliens exist and are involved in a war, hence the training of fighter pilots

-They are in league with some group of aliens, maybe the Galra since they were hanging out near Kerberos and left Earth alone but abducted one pilot, one student and an extremely sus Garrison scientist

-Said Garrison scientist, Sam Holt, is aware of these goings-on and has been in on it all from the beginning, was probably never even in Galra custody as a prisoner

-That one officer in S1E1 might have something to do with it all (see this post)

-Matt’s eyes are equipped with some kind of spyware, and they will be using the intel it gathers for whatever nefarious purpose they have.

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I’ll totally do a raffle post soon to give away some buttons and art ;w; <3 <3

Why is no one talking about this?

(Note: this is a long-winded rant(?) about a genuinely minuscule thing that really is just an excuse to nerd out, so if you’re into that, too, keep reading! Otherwise, you might not be that impressed. )

Yup, still on the My Hero Academia bender. Followers may have picked up my obsession over this purple-haired character named Shinsou in particular, but let me tell you that this character has less than some 20 pages in the manga and less than 20 minutes of screen time in the anime and is already more nuanced, complex, and emotionally compelling in that time than most of the characters in the protagonist’s immediate circle.

There are character analyses out there that do a great job of explaining all those points (this is one of the best I’ve seen and you should probably read that first and come back: http://manipulatorshinsou.tumblr.com/post/166609989279/the-appeal-of-shinsou-hitoshi-analyses), but I want to point out a tiny detail that I feel like almost no one has explicitly brought up that says something so enormous about his character arc that, though redundant at this point, is such a small but lovingly crafted detail that it really encapsulates one of my favorite things about this series - subtle emotional storytelling.


Now, there’s mild spoilers for all this, but you REALLY should go watch/read this series at some point anyway. However, I wanted to point something out that’s unique to the anime adaptation. Though some details often get left out in the adaptation process or are edited to fit film storyboarding rather than comics, film has a distinct advantage over manga in two areas - color and space.

Now, the entire point of Shinsou and Midoriya’s duel in the Tournament Arc was to draw multiple direct parallels to each character and highlight the major and really only significant difference between them - luck. In the end, both must fight an uphill battle above and beyond what would be expected of them to achieve their dream; but unlike Midoriya, Shinsou loses and his dreams are dashed. He’s no longer just disillusioned with the popularity games of hero society - he becomes discouraged and disheartened completely from having every last effort and every last plan easily pushed aside from someone more fortunate than him despite his efforts to appear confident and intimidating and to put his rivals off-balance.

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Midoriya knows exactly the kind of struggle Shinsou has been through, and half the battle was to keep himself from trying to comfort Shinsou, not just because of All Might’s secret, but because they were rivals fighting for their own individual dreams, and attempting to help him would have resulted in Midoriya losing the match and the tournament. He also knew that after the fact there was nothing he could have said to Shinsou that would have given him comfort. Despite every amazing effort, he would once again be put down - the loser who just has to deal with the cruel reality of life.

Okay, nerd analysis time!

MHA is amazing at being emotionally compelling. They hit just the right line of performance, framing, and music to make you feel exactly what it wants you to. The example in particular I want to bring up is this scene (that legit put my husband -who is very much a “manly man”- in tears when he watched it).

Originally posted by cloud-and-tifa

At this point, Midoriya is told by the person he looks up to and admires more than literally anyone else in the world that regardless of his past inability to even come close to reaching his goals he still had the power to become a hero because of something beside and far beyond just having a powerful quirk.

And Midoriya is broken and in tears.

The cherry blossoms are a detail unique to the anime regarding this scene (Chapter 1) and really serve to add to the drama of it - particularly because of the saturation of color and the cultural significance of the Japanese sakura: the beauty and fleeting nature of youth, the coming of spring, and renewal. The Japanese consider the falling of the cherry blossoms to be a reminder that “it’s time to pay attention to what’s happening right now!”

Midoriya has finally experienced his own blossoming as a hero. Based on the scene in this episode and the direction the petals are falling insinuate that this feeling is all around him. His hero is standing over him and telling him that he can become just as great as he is. Everything at that moment has come together to recognize his dream.

Fast forward to Shinsou’s flashback at the tournament:

Originally posted by lawlu

Absolutely the cherry blossoms are there, and it’s even clear in the manga that there are cherry blossoms outside the class window. However, what happens in this scene is that Shinsou recollects a point in his life that he considers to be the epitome of his struggle.

“Whoa, Shinsou! That’s a really cool quirk! Just don’t use it on us and make us your slaves, okay?”

“Heh, everybody says that…” 

And the scene goes grey. This should have been his chance to break out and come closer to his dream, but that wasn’t the case. No color, no focus- just a blurred, painful memory to encapsulate the seemingly inescapable feeling of defeat as he lays on the ground, out of bounds, so close but yet so far once again…

And then-

~~~~~~

“You’re amazing, Shinsou!”

“You’re the shining star of General Studies!”

“His quirk is so powerful and can be so useful in capturing villains!”

“What a waste that he’s stuck in General Studies!”

“I wish I had a quirk like that!”

Originally posted by allenzwalker

No “what a scary quirk” or “I hope he doesn’t use it for his own purposes”! Just:

“Look at what an amazing hero he could be!”

Originally posted by sajoou

Did you see it?

There isn’t a cherry tree for miles around this arena. Everything for so long has been against him from the start. The fire inside him has all but been snuffed out yet again. This should be like every other disappointment he’s had to endure, and yet somehow it isn’t - against every odd.

He may have lost. He may have fallen short, but his real goal has been realized. He’s been seen. It’s time to pay attention to what’s happening right now.  Shinsou has blossomed.

It’s not as flashy or spectacular as Midoriya’s, but it’s just as significant. In fact, it’s exactly the same, regardless of how big it shows on the outside - Midoriya and Shinsou are the same, and they’ve both made it.

Again, this detail of the single petal falling isn’t in the manga (Chapter 34), but it was even more emotionally impactful to me than Midoriya’s awakening because I immediately saw the parallel. I feel that many did, too; but the choice to have the one fall into frame hit me where it counted. It almost wasn’t there, but it was!

I’m done rambling at this point, but really if you haven’t at least checked out this series yet, I highly encourage you to - even if you don’t like normally like anime! Most of the elements that tend to put me off of a lot of popular series are minimal or non-existent, and though it still uses major tropes in the shonen genre it has a tendency to go above and beyond philosophically, intellectually, and emotionally than it has to. It’s not a good anime. It’s a well-written and impactful story!

Lapis and Peridot: abusive power + control

So out of curiosity in light of Raising the Barn, I was brushing up on power and control in abusive relationships, and I came across this interesting diagram:

These are tactics used by abusers to obtain power and control in their relationships. When used together, it creates what’s known as a climate of fear– and, with this, the victim will feel like they don’t have an equal voice in the relationship.

First off, I strongly believe Lapis was holding onto a sense of power over Peridot that she was at least somewhat aware of, leading to Peridot’s hesitation to voice her own wishes. And I’ll like to break down and illustrate the major tactics she used that unambiguously gave her power and control in her and Peridot’s relationship, because apparently there’s still debate on whether or not Lapis is an abusive character.

(mind you, not all tactics have to be used in a relationship, but considering I cover half of them below… I’d say it’s more than enough)

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Justice League: What Changed

It’s no secret that Joss Whedon reshot some scenes after Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League. Here are a few of the changes he made (minor spoilers):

  • Graphic violence has been toned down.
  • Numerous comedic one-liners have been added.
  • All references to the Bat-Segway have been removed.
  • Superman keeps his red and blue suit, instead of getting a new black and silver suit. Batman now keeps his black suit, instead of a new pink one.
  • Whedon removed most of the material featuring the Green Lantern Corps and replaced the action with a new character who did not appear in the original comics, called “The Flash.”
  • Lex Luthor has been cut from the movie almost completely, losing scenes in which he does laundry, eats at a cafeteria, plays Nintendo, kills Aquaman, and disputes the contract on his new yacht for which the escrow payments have not been made by the trust he set up for that purpose.
  • The ending sequence is completely new. In the original Zack Snyder version, the League fought Steppenwolf in a moving battle that spanned Russia, Alaska, and Seattle. One scene involved Steppenwolf throwing the entire Space Needle at Superman, who caught it and deflected it out to sea. This was not a creative choice by Whedon so much as a response to the actual destruction of the Space Needle by termites during the editing process.
  • Steppenwolf’s original lines as recorded by John Kay were replaced by actor Ciarán Hinds, and his musical number was cut completely. When asked if any of John Kay’s original line recordings might be released, Whedon replied, “It’s never too late.”

anonymous asked:

Hc That Viktor is actually really clumsy and a big dork

Much like every other skater, Victor Nikoforov off-ice is different from Victor Nikiforov on-ice.

When skating, Victor is everything you’d look for in a skater: graceful, precise, talented, making every single spin and turn look effortless and easy, fooling you into thinking that being that flexible is actually not so hard. 

He has that personality which makes every single person watching swoon at some point, be it at his expressive gestures or his intense gazes throughout his choreography. He is playful, of course, though a powerful kind of playful when he’s in his element.

This was the Victor Nikiforov Yuuri grew up with. Then, when he grew closer to Victor and he became a permanent part of his life on the ice as well as off of it, he learned about this other side.

Victor Nikiforov off the ice is a dork (that much he knew from his interviews, so it doesn’t come as a surprise), but what he didn’t expect was for Victor to be so… clumsy?

He notices it for the first time as he’s watching Victor eat ice cream in their first summer together. It’s not like Victor isn’t a graceful person by default - he is, that’s why it surprises Yuuri so much. Somehow, he manages to get ice cream smeared all the way up to his cheekbone, and while Yuuri wonders if that was some sort of flirting (you know, coming from Victor, the sappiest of romantics, it could totally have been a flirtation attempt) but he also makes a mess of himself on the second, third and fourth time.

It’s adorable. 

Like everything else, Yuuri comes to love that about Victor, just like how he comes to love the fact that he has to keep an eye out for Victor when they’re walking on their skates off the ice (you’d think professional skaters would have it sorted, but it’s actually rather tricky) and how Victor will often say he’s lost something he’s been holding or has in his pocket for the past two hours. 

When they move to St. Petersburg Yuuri learns even more things about his fiancé. It’s amazing. He writes some of them down on a small notebook he bought for the sole purpose of listing things he loves about Victor. 

  • Victor often forgets about the fact that things that have been involved with fire in the near past are hot:
    • One night turns off the oven then the lasagna is ready to put on the table, then grabs the (hot) pan without a glove or kitchen rag and burns his hand.
      • (Nothing serious, but Yuuri makes a huge deal about it and keeps giving his palm kisses with the promise it’ll help it heal faster)
    • He manages to splash boiling pasta water all over the stove and nearly burns himself.
    • Fire itself is hot and Victor forgets about it sometimes.
  • Victor frequently forgets how tall he is and almost breaks Yakov’s living room chandelier as he’s pulling his sweater off.
    • On a similar note, he forgets about how heavy he is and frequently surprises Yuuri by jumping on his arms expecting him to pick him up and twirl him around.
      • Which Yuuri does every time but they’ve fallen quite a lot of times.
  • He keeps getting Georgi’s new girlfriend’s name wrong.
    • (He really feels bad about it but argues Georgi has had more girlfriends than he has golden medals)
      • (Georgi claims that’s bullshit)
  • That thing when you have both hands busy and one of the things is going on the trash but your brain glitches and you throw the wrong thing in the trash often results in a very upset Victor (and happens pretty often).
  • The fact he frequently wears mismatching socks is not a fashion statement but because (he claims) the washing machine claims the souls of one of his socks every time they do laundry.
    • While this is not entirely false Yuuri teaches him a simple trick to avoid that, which results in Victor kissing him a thousand times and claiming him to be his socks’ savior.
  • He frequently wears his clothes inside out when at home because he can’t be bothering checking if he’s put his t-shirt right first thing in the morning as long as it’s on him.
  • Victor trips A LOT and over nothing. There’s no apparent reason behind it other than his own clumsiness.
    • Yuuri teases him saying he can take his eyes off him to walk safely but Victor laughs and refuses.
  • While he’s excellent at catching things people toss in his direction, Victor drops things he’s holding out of nowhere.
    • Yuuri teases him saying that he was supposed to roll for a dexterity check and forgot and that’s why he drops things.
  • He stubs his toes a lot and Yuuri takes it as personal attacks.
  • He’s dropped his phone on Yuuri’s face while trying to turn the alarm off.

And each passing week the list grows a little bit longer. Victor knows about it, and sometimes comes to Yuuri to share his own clumsy stories just to make him laugh.

Yuuri loves these stories. The world can have the perfect, flawless Victor Nikiforov. He’ll keep this goofy and equally perfect Victor for himself. 

The Situation in Catalonia right now

Ok so I think this is important.


As you may (or may not) know, Catalonia is a “Spanish province” which has been fighting for independence for many years. There have always been people opposed to this (both people living in Catalonia as people living in Spain) but the truth is, a referendum was organised today in order to vote.


Now you all know how Democracy™ works, right? The Catalans actually have THE RIGHT to vote for independence and organise a referendum for that purpose. But, the Spanish constitution doesn’t give them that power. So if the Spanish government decides that Catalunya can’t hold a referendum, that’s it. Still, a lot of Catalans feel that democracy should rule over the constitution. I mean - sure. Some people want to vote YES and others NO… and that’s okay… both options are okay… the thing is, Spain took away their - our - right to vote.


October the first (1-O) has become an historical day for Catalonia. Just last week the Guardia Civil (Spanish police) was sent in masses towards Catalunya to “control all the violence the voting would present on 1-O”. The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, told everyone to remain calm… we were going to vote and we were going to do so in peace. There would be no riots, no open war - just peaceful demonstrations. Spain forbade the Catalans from having the referendum and ordered the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police) to see that all the schools where the votings would take place remained shut during this historical day.


The Mossos refused. Of course they did, that order wasn’t even legal. But this morning, when Catalans came to vote peacefully, the Spanish police intervened and did a few of the following things:


- Stand guard in front of schools so that no one could vote.


- March up to people who tried to vote and hurt them.


- Use weapons like rubber bullets which are ILLEGAL in Catalunya.


- Beat people up, pull their hair, throw them down stairs, send them rolling across the street and kicking them in the guts.


- Beat up old people and leave them bleeding.


And many other horrible things. This was a peaceful act of democracy from the Catalans. The Spanish police had no right to do this… No one has the right to do this ever.


The Spanish are not to blame. Their government is. Many Spaniards were horrified today when they heard about what was happening. This is bigger than the independance… it’s about the right to vote either one thing or the other without being afraid for your life.


At 8 pm the votes closed and they’re counting right now. As someone who wants independance, I sure hope the final result will be YES. But it’s going to be real scary from now on.


I wanted to spread some awareness because to be honest, no one seems to know this is even going on right now.



EDIT/ UPDATE

THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR SPREADING, YOU’RE ALL WONDERFULLLL!!!  

The results aren’t known yet but I’ll keep this updated.

The toll of wounded people is higher than the international news is telling you.

Careful with the information on American TV. Trump supports the Spanish government. Information may not be 100% accurate. Remember: the Catalans did not commit an act of violence. The Spanish government did.

Update: Yes 2.020.144 No 176.566 Blank 45.585 Null 20.129

The night Victor and Yuuri get married is three weeks before their wedding date, because Yuuri can’t sleep.

Victor rolls over in the night to find his right side unusually cold and empty, the sheets pressed down into the mattress and the covers tossed aside. He searches first: still only half-awake, his arm stretching over the empty space beside him as he reaches for someone who isn’t there. This wakes him fully. Victor’s not alarmed, exactly, after months of engagement and years of being in love; but Yuuri is always there. Even in the mornings when Victor wakes first,  Yuuri is always there.

He sits up blinking sleep and darkness from his eyes so that he can peer through the dark to find him. Yuuri isn’t hard to find, thankfully, just a bundled-up shape at the foot of their bed, his arms wrapped tight around his knees. Victor sits up further and calls to him (”Yuuri”), because here is something that’s worth alarm.

“I’m okay,” Yuuri says immediately, and then, “Victor.” He’s climbing back over the covers, crawling across Victor’s knees to kiss him, and Victor’s still barely upright and holding himself up on an arm propped behind his back, but he’s kissing back because he doesn’t need a reason. Yuuri’s fingers are on his cheek and Victor’s hand is in Yuuri’s hair, and maybe it’s the kisses or the fact that he’s still half-awake, but Victor trips over his own tongue to say, “Let’s get married.”

The tension in Yuuri’s shoulders vanishes. He smiles halfway into his kiss against Victor’s lips. “We are getting married,” he reminds Victor firmly. Then again, whispered, as though in bewilderment, “We are.”

Victor brushes his thumb over Yuuri’s chin. “Not soon enough. I want to be married to you now.”

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@katesattic you said you wanted some fluff? I’m going to dump all the fluffy/funny headcanons I never said because I thought it would ruin my reputation as a heartless angst writer. I’m probably going to die after this and the cause of death will be a toothache. Ugh. I feel so unclean.

  • Virgil has a Jack Skellington plush doll
  • Patton has been using the adultery thing as the ultimate ongoing dad joke
  • When Logan explained to Morality how babies are made he used a whiteboard and a laser pointer
  • Roman sings off key on purpose and makes stupid rabbit faces and does other not elegant things when he is completely alone
  • Whenever Thomas sneezes all the sides lose their balance for a second. Patton and Logic have fallen over several times.
  • Logic has thrown all of his flashcards into the air in dramatic frustration at least once. Probably ten times.
  • Whenever Thomas has a craving for something Patton does something absurd to try and get it. Sometimes he sings about it really loud. He has written many terrible songs about pizza.
  • Roman has used the power of the mind to walk on the ceiling at least once. Probably to make Logan frustrated because walking on walls makes no sense.
  • Yeah Princey has played superhero so many times
  • Sometimes Anxiety shows up and nobody knows why he’s there and he just stands creepily in the corner like some kind of omen. This was part of the reason they were all so scared of him in the beginning. Now when he does it they have one-sided conversations with him. He still keeps doing it even as they try to talk to him. One time Patton jokingly balanced a potted plant on his head and that didn’t make Thomas any less anxious but it was certainly entertaining.
  • Whenever Verge gets a hug he just stands there begrudgingly and doesn’t hug back and basically reminds you of grumpy cat.
  • Logan has a huge book collection and tries to get Thomas to make it bigger by reading things but the dude won’t read more.
  • The brain is full of cat themed clothing and cat stuffed animals because Thomas is allergic to cats but still loves them so the sides like to see cat themed things whenever they can. Even Logan.
  • One day Patton just threw out a bunch of papers that were associated with Thomas’ knowledge involving chemical engineering, causing the whole “I forgot everything I learned” thing and when Logan found out about it there was a hilarious rage fueled chase scene that lasted for hours.
  • Patton squeals whenever he sees Christmas cookies.
“His Wedding” Part 7

Summary: Modern-Day (AU) Bucky and you are exes. He moved on but you couldn’t since you both are still friends, he asks you for a favor - a ridiculous one. You reluctantly agree, not thinking of the future consequences you’ll have to face. You just hope everything will be fine. But it doesn’t always work out, does it?

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Reader (dont get used to this)

Word Count: 2085

Warnings: none

Author’s Note: repost, with a lil’ editing! taglist is open! also

‘His Wedding’ Masterlist | Main Masterlist

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

As we looked in the direction of the door, where Bucky stood awkwardly, mouth partly open and eyes giving us a questioned look, I only have one question in my mind – What’s going on in Bucky’s head?

Hell, even in this situation, I’m concerned about Bucky! Why can’t I let him go?

I purse my lips and remove my hands from Steve’s hair. Sitting back on my knees, I scratch the back of my neck trying to think of a way out of this condition. I don’t know why, but I really want to disappear, dig a whole and bury myself in it.

All the three of us wait, probably for the other to break the uncomfortable silence. Bucky lets out a chuckle-y breath, pointing a finger at us,

“I’ll just–” he takes a step back, “I’ll come back later.”

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A lot of this was going to be a reply to a post that was deleted but I think it is still worth saying.

There’s a “twitter rant” photoset that gets passed around every so often that equates “q*eer” and the general terms “gay” and “lesbian” as “reclaimed slurs”- this is historical revisionism.

The origin of the word “gay” (as literally everyone knows at this point) is a slang term that meant “happy”. Probably less known is the path it took to being applied to people who experience same-sex attraction. The definition began to mean individuals who were, beyond merely happy, “happy-go-lucky and carefree”, “straight” also appeared around this time as its opposite for someone more serious (i.e. The “straight man” in comedy routines), eventually the definition drifted towards hedonism and it was around this point that it began to be used a euphamism for gay people (lesbian wasn’t a distinct term yet) and gay people began to use it as well.

Now, at the same time, “q*eer” was drifting from its original meaning of “strange” towards its modern meaning but one of the earliest uses on record was by the Marquess of Queensberry- the same man responsible for Oscar Wilde’s conviction of “gross indecency” and sentence of two years hard labor which eventually killed him. That is the kind of circle that used words like “q*eer”.

Early activists groups specifically promoted the use of “gay” over “q*eer” since the latter was felt to be pejorative. Gay might not have been a good thing to be if you asked a straight person’s opinion on it but it was never a slur (and those straight people were more likely to call you a q*eer anyhow).

Q*eer began to be reclaimed in 80s (and earlier tbh) in the way slurs often are reclaimed- by refusal to be ashamed and using the word to push back (”not gay as in happy, but q*eer as in fuck you!”). And I understand some people now having an affection for it since it carried them through an incredibly difficult era in LGBT history.

But the broadening of the term removes that same power from those who may still need it, after all, saying “I’m here, I’m q*eer, get used to it!” doesn’t have quite the same bite in a world where Hipster Joe is also “q*eer” because he likes girls with short hair and getting kinky in the bedroom…. but only one of you might get murdered or have your legal rights stripped for your “q*eerness”.

Personally I feel that if you are not targeted by a slur you shouldn’t use it. But as folks are quite happy to point out: it doesn’t matter how I feel about seeing slurs everywhere- I can’t stop it. That has always been true no matter who was using the word or why.

But I also don’t have to like it. And I will point out exactly what you all are doing when you try to re-write history to suite your purpose of telling me “to get over it” because you want to apply slurs to any random social class or behavior.

tl;dr:

Gay is not and never was a “slur”.

Q*eer was- and still is- but the power of reclaimation is lost by applying to it random things like friendship. However, as is so “kindly” pointed out each time this comes up- there’s nothing I can do about it.

9x03 Deconstruction: The Burrito of Sexual Innuendo

So I started building this post in August, because I noticed the possible subtext in the final scene of this episode and I found it fucking hilarious, and then I didn’t get the chance to finish so yayyy happy to get to share it now. 

So, I know this episode has some serious, serious issues, but I’m going to look at this scene as is, because Bucklemming even brought the Burrito of Sexual Innuendo back in 13x02 and, well, I just have to comment on it now.

This is Destiel subtext all the way. Which Bucklemming have always excelled at. And it’s this show’s sense of humour in a goddamn nutshell. It just makes me smile and smile and smirk and rub my hands together with pure glee.

The scene is set in the bunker, in the war room, starting with Dean trying to cover the fact that he used Gadreel to find Cas. The brothers talk and Cas enters, saying this –>

Cas: I am really enjoying this place. Plentiful food… good water pressure. Things I never even considered before. There really is a lot to being human, isn’t there?

At the water pressure comment Dean makes this face:

It’s like he can’t even believe that this is happening. That Cas is actually human and making remarks that hit on the exact thing Dean enjoys about the place and being overtly perfect in every single sense of the word and looking really fucking good to boot and just yeah, to me Dean is pretty much thinking “fuck off you amazing specimen of a man - don’t make me desire you more”

It’s the thoughts - or suppressed thoughts - of desiring Cas, however, that makes Dean offer this really, truly, markedly what’s-that-even-MEAN? comment in return:

…while bringing the penis shaped food slowly to his half-open mouth. 

Now, if this particular above editing choice hadn’t been a part of this scene, then the subtext would be different for me. It’s the fact that they cut BEFORE Dean bites into the burrito that makes this shot so filled with innuendo. 

The clincher, however, is the shot they cut to of Sam Winchester making this face at his brother’s weird-ass phrasing –>

That is Sam’s face telling us to react with him to what the fuck Dean is going on about.

What is Dean going on about?

Well, the subtext of Dean’s weird-ass phrasing could be seen as him really wanting to say “It can’t be all dicks and vaginas, my friend” but of course he wouldn’t go there, so instead he uses the much safer “burritos” and “strippers” as substitute words to keep it not so revealing. 

(only Sam so totally knows)

Well, the phrasing is still so revealing, isn’t it?

I mean, the “vagina” portion could be linked to how the one-night-stands have always been a hollow filler of Dean’s conflicting yearning and absolute fear of feeling real feelings, right? At least that’s what the one-night-stands are to me. And in this scenario the burrito is so absolutely totally standing in for dick, as per the visual above tells us.

Why should I even for a second think that this might be a valid reading, though?

Because of the surface topic of the scene itself: which is Cas losing his virginity.

Dean doesn’t know that yet. He subtly tries to seduce Cas with that movement of penis shaped food to his mouth, with the innuendo of it all. Testing the waters, as it were, trying to bring sex onto the table because he desires Cas like damnnnn.

Honestly, I don’t even think Dean himself is fully aware of performing this song and dance. It’s a subconscious reaction to Cas feeling at home in Dean’s home, commenting on water pressure and presenting such clear common ground, and being there, properly and permanently. There’s a sudden possibility here that has never ever been here before, not in Dean’s mind.

And Dean can’t stop himself from acting on it.

Then we get the glorious moment when we leave Sam’s reaction face and move into him reacting to Cas delivering this beauty –>

Cas: Yeah, I understand what you’re saying.

Sam looking like he sincerely doubts Cas understands the finer points of what Dean is actually doing and his “You do?” might just as well have been “Do you understand that my brother is phallating that burrito for your sake, Cas?” (buuuuut he can’t say that)

The exchange continues with:

Cas: Yes, there’s more to humanity than survival. You look for purpose. And you must not be defeated by anger or despair. Or hedonism, for that matter.
Dean: Where does hedonism come into it?
Cas: Well, my time with April was very educational.
Sam: Yeah, I mean, I would think that getting killed is something.
Cas: And having sex.
Dean: You had sex with April?
Sam: Yeah, that would be where the hedonism comes in.

Okay, now, there is elegance here. It’s a little twisted, but there is elegance here. Because this scene is Dean’s scene. This scene starts with Dean talking about Cas with Sam, moving into Cas joining them in the war room and Dean bringing sex into the conversation for no reason whatsoever other than that he has sex on the brain (and that it serves the scene, which is about sex) to then lead us to this moment of pure and undiluted jealousy –>

Look. At. That. Face.

Gloriously pissed off.

Changing into:

Because here it begins to hit Dean that Cas has had sex. Cas is human and he has had sex. And as it sinks in, while they’re having their “Did you have protection” part of the exchange, there’s more coming Dean’s way. More than he ever could have dreamed of when Cas says:

Cas: Anyway, I see now how difficult life can be and how well you two have lead it. I think you’ll be great teachers.
Dean: Thanks, Cas.

Visual aid:

Dean is so turned on it’s like he can see the two of them writhing naked on a bed while he tells Cas exactly what to do to make the world explode. Like COME ON. LOOK AT SAM’S FACE IN CONTRAST! Sam aware-of-the-subtext Winchester is not too keen on being a “teacher” in this scenario, no sir, better leave that to Dean.

I mean, this scene just makes me laugh. Granted this is totally the reading of my dark and slightly demented brain and I love this type of innuendo, but the structure of the scene is ALL about reaching ^^^^ this moment!! Dean with that half-eaten burrito in his hand that is almost forgotten now that the real thing is fucking smacked down on the table and within reach.

THEN we get the tie-in to end all tie-ins as Cas asks if there are any more burritos. Yeah. Forgive me, but in my dark and slightly demented brain this clearly tells us that Cas will very, very happily listen to all of Dean’s instructions because he is about to join in the eating of the Burrito of Innuendo, which, again and to be perfectly clear, is a visual for Dean liking dick. Cas’ dick in particular, because it’s the focus of this entire exchange.

I just LOVE it, what can I say? I’m not even sorry.

And as Cas goes to grab himself a burrito, Dean gives us Sunshine Face –>

Kinda the opposite to this one –>

Because Frowny Face is all about suppressed desire, while Sunshine Face is all about the sudden, furious hope that the desire could actually be met. 

Now, of course this is a love story, it’s not all about sex, but Dean is nowhere ready in S9 to admit to himself that he’s been in love with Cas for years. That’s way, way too scary. Sexual desire, however, is a brilliant way for his brain to cover up the fact that there’s so much more to it. He knows he fancies Cas, but that’s all. 

But, to my mind, the Sunshine Face is about the fact that there IS SO MUCH MORE THERE. Subconsciously Dean knows very well that he’s truly madly deeply in love with Cas - but his conscious mind beats against it because feelings mean weakness and love means pain and no-no-no none of that - but there’s also the fact that Cas is a fucking angel of the Lord who, if he tries to feel things, ends up breaking apart, and who acts like he’s only there to protect them and doesn’t seem to understand what he means to Dean, at all, because clearly Cas can’t relate to the feelings Dean has because Cas doesn’t FEEL that way and also there’s how he ups and leaves every five minutes. 

But Cas isn’t an angel of the Lord anymore. All of that ^^^ bullcrap that’s tied to Cas’ grace doesn’t have to factor as an obstacle anymore (no matter how much Dean’s interpretation of these things and his making them into a huge obstacle is tied to his inner struggles with himself - but all this for another post!!) 

Dean is still denying the love part - focusing on the sex part. The sex part, the desire that is wholly based in the love he refuses to acknowledge, is suddenly a viable possibility. And in this scene that finally begins to land with Dean. 

All the possibility. (consciously - sex; subconsciously - love)

And yeah, that’s why the next exchange with Gadreel, where the angel delivers the ultimatum that either Cas leaves the bunker, or Gadreel will have to leave, which means he can’t heal Sam, which means Sam will die, makes Dean say:

Dean: …but this is Cas, okay, who vouched for you when I didn’t know you from Jack. 

Look. At. His. Face.

All those possibilities going the way of bye-bye.

And to add injury to injury, there’s –>

Cas: That’s epic food. I can’t get enough.

LOOK AT

DEAN’S FACE

(Cas innocently holding eye contact like FOR REAL?) *dying*

And then, of course, Cas is Cas. Instead of a blow-job simulation, he’s shown to bite through the burrito because the visual food-as-penis subtext is tied to Dean. I mean, look at Dean reacting to Cas engaging with eating the burrito, when Dean not five minutes earlier was trying to use one to indicate he wants to know what Cas’ dick tastes like. 

And then Cas goes on to do what he almost always does - taking whatever innuendo Dean is throwing at him (or the narrative is throwing at them) and grounding it in a moment of honesty, in feeling.

Dean: Cas. Can we talk?
Cas: Of course. Dean, you know I always appreciate our talks. And our time together.

I mean…

…ow.

And Dean clears his throat because they just went from writhing together on that bed, to snuggling close and holding each other all night and oh, man, Dean is really very not ready for that, like, nope, not at all, there will be no “feelings” involved here, ever. And yet, this is painful. Telling Cas he can’t stay…

…means calling him “buddy” and Dean bringing himself out of the headspace of All The Possibility and focusing on what needs to be done. For Sam. Of course. And honestly, it’s so gorgeously thought out because if these two - if human!Cas and Dean Winchester - ever got to spend actual, real time together, with talks, and innuendoing all over the place, and all that stuff, then oh man there would be bed-writhing before too long. *mh mh good*

*mh mh good* for THEM, I mean. 

It would be good for them to alleviate some of the sexual frustration. Speaking of which, Cas in this scene has barely been touched upon (pardon the pun), and what I love most about human!Cas is demonstrated here: he is still sassy Cas. I look at his face and the subtle changes in it and I see a challenge here. 

My time with April was very educational” ^^^ looks straight at Dean.

After Dean’s “You had sex with April?” Cas looks like ^^^ he wouldn’t mind punching Dean in the face for sounding so incredulous. It’s even possible he notices Dean’s pissed off expression and wants to say “What?” (like he will in just a few episodes). 

What I’m getting at is that Cas is growing increasingly aware of his own feelings, right? Right. And absolutely growing aware of his attraction to Dean. And Cas is involved in a much subtler subtext of his own all based in him wanting to provoke Dean into some sort of reaction. Which he does. And so I read this whole exchange as a mutual unspoken recognition of attraction. Both of them feeling the new possibilities. Both of them devastated when the possibilities end in sudden and immediate separation. 

I’m not saying they’d be doing to bedtime conga within a day or two, because I don’t think they would ever do that - there’s so much at stake that approaching one another would be a slow and drawn out affair of tentative trial and errors (mixtape-esque ones) - but the thought of actually living together, working together, all the possibilities surrounding that would have come with all of the here established desire attached to it. And that’s why it’s established in this scene.

Human!Cas means Cas with human emotions, human desires, human reactions and human musings. He’s already beginning to relate to the world around him differently because he has to, he’s living in it now, he’s not just observing it. I LOVE human!Cas. In case I’ve not made that clear.

Also, to be clear, the mentioned recognition of desire and possibility is not at all understood to be mutual by either of them. Oh, God, no. Never. They do not understand that the other wants them as much as they will ever want the other. HAH! No way. Miscommunication and lack of openness based in fear of rejection based in fear of not being enough based in… ok, stopping now, but THIS will forever be the biggest hurdle for these two. They’ve no IDEA what either is insinuating, too caught up in their own insinuation. 

This said, with all the character progression we’re already getting in S13 for Dean, and with all the character progression I hope and hope and can see is on the horizon for Cas, oh there’s hope now for hurdles being overcome. 

Especially after 13x02, there is a lot of fucking hope now. That’s my next post. Better get to work! :P 

What if Enjolras, having never been to Grantaire’s apartment, had no idea that he was a sort of cat hoarder until one day R shows up to an ABC meeting with a black cat with a bandaged leg in his arms and like six more in different colors following close behind. Most of the Amis have been over before and know about the cats, but Enj is just staring as R awkwardly rambles about, “It wasn’t on purpose, I swear. It’s just that Bulldozer got herself hurt the other day and she can’t walk right and I couldn’t leave her alone, but- I dunno- she’s kinda the leader of their little cat gang and they all ran out when I opened the door and they followed us here, and that’s what happened so yeah.”