On the deck of the Argo II, Percy and Jason stood together, their swords crossed. Annabeth got a tingle down her spine as she realized the boys were working together, summoning the sky and the sea to do their bidding.
-Mark of Athena
I’ve been wanting to draw this scene for a while now, so here’s my rendition of it, along with a close-up so you can better see the characters. I think Percy and Jason came out alright (:
Since I don’t think I’ve actually written this reasoning out yet, and I kinda mentioned it on the podcast… I’m being contrary again and not intending to.
They doubled down on there being consequences for the specific action of breaking a blood oath, which Cas did by killing Billie.
And yet none of the terrible things that happened in the last half of the season were a consequence of that action.
Cas died by Lucifer’s hand. Lucifer was out because Crowley didn’t let him go back to the cage, but he was out in the first place because Cas let him out. The events of the finale were the culmination of decisions that had been made by Cas and Crowley themselves, which resulted in their deaths.
And if we wanna trace this whole series of events back, Cas let Lucifer out of the cage in order to help defeat the Darkness, which was let due to Sam’s endless search to remove the Mark of Cain from Dean’s arm, which Dean took willingly at Crowley’s deliverance in order to stop Abaddon, who would have not been a problem anymore if Dean hadn’t convinced Sam to not finish the trials to seal the gates of hell. *deep breath*
And the Men of Letters appeared in response as a response to all of those events as a side effect - another type of consequence.
I look at Cas’s decision to kill Billie, and if have to compare it to something else contained in this season, two things are coming to mind: Dean’s original deal with Billie in order to escape the military, and Mary’s deal with Azazel.
(Side note: I have always just considered all of their stupid deals to be stupid decisions. All of their deals have been stupid decisions, but not all of their stupid decisions have been deals. Point being: I equate the two quite heavily.)
We never got to see the consequences of Dean’s deal because it was broken, but we knew what the consequences were: a Winchester would die.
Mary brought John back to life, which set off an earlier series of events and another series of consequences, which Dean listed off for her one by one by one. Sam’s powers. Being Lucifer’s vessel. Going to hell.
Other stupid decisions have a fairly defined path of consequences. And Cas’s specific stupid decision of breaking a blood oath should have consequences specifically tied to that decision.
When this show has been fairly consistent about how ‘there’s always consequences’ and 'there’s always a price that you pay in blood’ and when they mention 'consequences on a cosmic scale,’ I just don’t get why they would pull this weird gimmicky 'there’s always consequences EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE TIME.’
Here’s a short cover of the beautiful song from Winter Light. I really wanted to cover this song but I was nervous about hitting the notes and had no idea how to play it, but I ended up learning all the guitar by ear so I’m really proud of that :). I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT! THANKS FOR LISTENING <3
As someone who works in a funeral home, I feel u. People ask all the time how I can stand to be there but idk I find it peaceful at times.
dude i grew up for yeeeears wanting to be a cadaver driver or mortician or coroner or something……. like its such a different atmosphere and i know most people get the heebie jeebies from that stuff but i kinda appreciate it. theres a really subtle profundity in confronting death directly in very calm and casual ways like that. it’s not scary, but it can be overwhelming- but thats kinda what i like because sometimes i appreciate the overwhelming reminder of stuff.
like looking at the moon really hard sometimes and realizing its a whole giant ass thing out there in space, and i can see it from here but i can’t reach it. and then im like holy shit, space is also big and out there. and its mortifying how tiny it makes me feel, but i need that sometimes; im glad im only so tiny. theres so much shit goin on out there that’ll keep on goin no matter what, and i dont have to worry about it. keepin pretty animal bones reminds me that its just how stuff works and to stay living with that perspective of the scale of things.
Bosslady got a redesign, and she is looking 👌👌👀 in yellow ~
The current CEO and lead chairman of Sillyvision Co, Bosslady acted in Warner Brother’s famous Looney Toons cartoons for many years before coming to Sillyvision Studios, where she climbed her way up the corporate ladder to the company president’s position. It was her decision to attempt bringing the establishment’s oldest and most well-loved cartoons, namely Bendy, back to life and into the modern world.
Hey peeps. So watching the responses to @sam-keeper ‘s thread on how we treat fan creators (which, hearteningly, most people seem to agree with), I noticed Hussie and Homestuck being set apart from the others due to Hussie’s reputation.
I’m not super interested in discussing that. But among the details people cited, between the confused, misinformed history revisions and the outright made up stuff, there were people making pretty understandable and correct critique points.
One that stood out was the focus on Trickster Mode, and how Hussie seemingly mocked his progressive audience with the “Caucasian” joke, way back in the day.
And while I don’t think Hussie’s handling of race was perfect, I do think that joke was legitimately well-earned in the narrative, and that it wasn’t really understood. In my view. This isn’t a defense of Homestuck on racial terms in it’s entirety–I think mistakes were made at some points, for sure. But it is an alternate reading of the Caucasian joke that I think is actually pretty good and funny.
In the context of Homestuck, Trickster mode as a joke sides quite definitely with progressives, in fascinating ways that tie into Homestuck’s own consistent Gnostic logic.
I wanted to advance that reading and present a case for it here. Hopefully it’ll move you and you’ll find yourself enjoying the comic even more. Even if it doesn’t and you find you disagree, well…to spur on any conversation about the comic on this front at all would be just, dare I say it?
Curious to hear from you all. Gonna post stuff on Jane pretty soon too, and I am still working on that next video. For now,