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Jack, Boats, Water, and Flood imagery: Is Jack like Noah?

So there has been much meta about Cas and water, and 13x1 was chock full of things related to water. However, what I want to focus on is how hand in hand with the water references are the boat references.

The Book of Enoch and Noah and Jack

This is important to me due to this post I wrote about Jack. To summerise; there is an ancient Hebraic text called The Book of Enoch where this guy (Enoch) is shown this huge war between Michael’s angels and Lucifer’s fallen angels through these portals which appear. Enoch is told that this war is going on because all Lucifer’s angels created Nephilim and did other bad stuff and now the Nephilim and bad angels were ruining the planet. Enoch is told that this may occur on earth in the future. So at the end of this text Enoch’s son comes to him and says he has a new grandson who seems angelic and he fears the child might be a Nephilim and here is that passage;

‘And after some days my son Methuselah took a wife for his son Lamech, and she became pregnant by him and bore a son. And his body was white as snow and red as the blooming of a rose, and the hair of his head †and his long locks were white as wool, and his eyes beautiful. And when he opened his eyes, he lighted up the whole house like the sun, and the whole house was very bright. […] And his father Lamech was afraid of him and fled, and came to his father Methuselah. And he said unto him: ‘I have begotten a strange son, diverse from and unlike man, and resembling the sons of the God of heaven [i.e. angels]; and his nature is different and he is not like us, and his eyes are as the rays of the sun, and his countenance is glorious. And it seems to me that he is not sprung from me but from the angels, and I fear that in his days a wonder may be wrought on the earth. And now, my father, I am here to petition thee and implore thee that thou mayest go to Enoch, our father, and learn from him the truth, for his dwelling-place is amongst the angels. […] And I, Enoch, answered and said unto him: ‘The Lord will do a new thing on the earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and make known to thee that in the generation of my father Jared some of the angels of heaven transgressed the word of the Lord. And behold they commit sin and transgress the law, and have united themselves with women and commit sin with them, and have married some of them, and have begot children by them. And they shall produce on the earth giants not according to the spirit, but according to the flesh, and there shall be a great punishment on the earth, and the earth shall be cleansed from all impurity. Yea, there shall come a great destruction over the whole earth, and there shall be a deluge and a great destruction for one year. And this son who has been born unto you shall be left on the earth, and his three children shall be saved with him: when all mankind that are on the earth shall die [he and his sons shall be saved]. And now make known to thy son Lamech that he who has been born is in truth his son, and call his name Noah; for he shall be left to you, and he and his sons shall be saved from the destruction, which shall come upon the earth on account of all the sin and all the unrighteousness, which shall be consummated on the earth in his days. And after that there shall be still more unrighteousness than that which was first consummated on the earth; for I know the mysteries of the holy ones; for He, the Lord, has showed me and informed me, and I have read (them) in the heavenly tablets.’

 So this son who is born who seems like a Nephilim is actually not and will be the saviour of the earth after God hits ctrl/alt/delete and floods the earth ruined by men and Lucifer’s angels. I think this discussion is highly relevant because in 13x1 all the angels shown were portrayed as adversaries to Sam and Dean. We also know that over in the portal world there is a huge fight between the groups of angels and Michael is about to come onto the scene probably causing more fighting. So we are nearing this world through Enoch’s portal in SPN. And Jack obviously will play a role in this, and like Lamech we don’t know yet whether he is like the evil nephilim created by Lucifer’s angels or if he will be good and save everyone, i.e. be like Noah saving everyone in Genesis. 

So I wrote that post back in early summer and have been waiting for this first episode to see if Jack is going to be linked to Noah. So I watched 13x1 looking for flood and boat and water references and I found a few. These might be a little far-fetched… but oh well. This is one interpretation and I really think due to the obvious similarities between SPN and The Book of Enoch that this is relevant. 

Jack and Pirates and Nautical Imagery

So evidently this first episode and 12x23 are set by a lake, but in this episode it moves from being about water into also being about boats and ships. Stumbling upon Pirate Pete’s Jolly Treats is the first instance of this. The place is decorated with everything nautical including the uniform of the workers. It is also a reminder that ‘Jack’ is a very pirate-like name. Most famously there was Calico Jack (named because he wore a lot of calico apparently). Fun fact, Calico Jack’s fellow shipmate was the person who apaz designed the Jolly Rodger (the flag with a skull and two crossed swords).

Also, ‘Jack’ is the name of a flag flown by a vessel at sea from the jackstaff, hence why people sometimes call the British Union Flag the Union Jack. So his name is nautical in that it is a well known name of Calico Jack and of course Captain Jack Sparrow and also it means a flag flown from a ship. So his name is like doubly nautical. 

Anyway, here are some screen caps to highlight quite how boat filled this episode was;

(apologies for the play signs in the middle of these screen caps)

We have to remember that sets take a long time to make. And just the sheer amount of boat related stuff in every shot inside here is pretty intense. 

We also see a boat in the same frame as Jack;

We also see these boats when Sam and Dean leave Pirate Pete’s. They are clearly shown and framed in the shot. I mean, they’re leaving a pirate themed food store and driving past at least 4 frikkin boats…. the nautical theme is just very in your face.

Another thing I noticed was that the camera focused on a boat over in the lake before panning towards the impala;

Then of course there was the shot of Jack holding the water and looking at it in confusion, tipping it from side to side to make the water move within it. He didn’t just hold the bottle, he moved the water symbolising not just still water but moving water like a flood.

(Also what is interesting about screen cap is that you can see Jack’s jacket. The amazing @tinkdw wrote in this post that ‘Though, and this could be totally random, his jacket is also very reminiscent of my Early Civilisations class where I studied early Mesopotamia and the emergence of the Mediterranean and Greek culture, the geometric design just really stood out to me’

What’s interesting about this brilliant observation is that the original flood myth is traced back to Mesopotamia! I don’t know whether this is just a coincidence or not…. but anyway. It’s something to note which I found very interesting when reading Tink’s post.)

And then Jack stands next to a drinks dispensing machine with a photo of some flooding water streaming out of it…

This is an image of the machine which I’ve definitely seen in the US.

North Cove 1889 and What Happened in 1889

And then we have the ‘North Cove’ stuff. There were at least 2 close up shots of this mug which I found a bit strange. It just seemed like they wanted me to really notice it. Of course North Cove is relevant to the water theme, but what about the date ‘1889′? Now…. this I was unsure about so first did a quick google of ‘America 1889 Boats’ and it came up with info on a lot of shipwrecks which was nothing to note due to there being many shipwrecks in that era. 

I then typed into Google ‘America 1889 flood’ and was inundated with pages about Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania in 1889. In ‘Time’ it is listed in the top 10 Historic American floods.

Again, I don’t know how relevant this is, but those close up shots of that mug that happened multiple times made me feel as though it was important. And it took about 5 seconds to link the date to one of the deadliest floods in American written history so…..

Jack’s Nursery and Previous Boat Imagery

Another thing to note about this whole nautical theme is that this didn’t just start in 13x1. 

In this post and reblogs by all these amazing people they discuss the painting in Kelly’s room.  Seriously, if you haven’t read it please do. And to the author’s, this next section is all to your credit and I hope you don’t mind me including your thoughts within my post!

I would like to thank @rosewhipped22 for the post which is amazing and also included these wonderful screenshots;

This painting was identified in that post as; ‘Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) is an oil painting by American artist Winslow Homer. It depicts a catboat called the Gloucester chopping through that city’s harbor under “a fair wind” (Homer’s original title). Inside the boat are a man, three boys, and their catch.More from wiki:   The painting’s message is positive; despite the choppy waves, the boaters look relaxed. The anchor that replaced the boy in the bow was understood to symbolize hope.[2] The boy holding the tiller looks forward to the horizon, a statement of optimism about his future and that of the young United States.’

There was also discussion in that post of the cross painted in Jack’s nursery which @deaneatscake said this about ‘I think the Camargue Cross has already been referenced (standing for faith, hope and love) but I would also like to add that this is also called a “Sailor’s Grave” in German.’

So we can see from this that the theme of boats and of stormy seas was started in season 12, and this imagery has just been ramped up one million times in 13x1. 

Conclusion

So rather than simply focusing on water imagery, this recent episode has started confirming my theory that Jack will be like Noah in Genesis. I am not saying that Jack is gonna build a boat and save the world. Think of Noah’s arc as a metaphor; the earth was being ruined by bad angels and fighting and so Noah saved the good people whilst God hit reset.

This bolsters a couple of theories. The first is that SPN is going to have to end at some point in the not too distant future. And a good way to end it would be to reset the SPN world back to when the gates of hell were shut and all Sam and Dean had to worry about in season 1 was ghosts and monsters of that lowly ilk. ( @tinkdw has some great thoughts in this).

And so I think that SPN is heading towards this reset button. We’re heading towards Genesis and starting in the text that in the Biblical canon precedes this; The Book of Enoch which gives you the backstory before Noah (for more info please check out my Book of Enoch tags).

The second theory this bolsters is that Jack will ultimately be good. I have no doubt that somewhere along the line Jack will have a misstep or two, but ultimately i believe he will be good. He is paralleled so much to Cas who has made mistakes but is good, and Sam who had demon blood within him but is also inherently good.

And so I think that Jack will be like Noah, he may not literally save people from an actual flood, but he will help to herald in a new kind of peace once the calamity of old has been washed over. And then the SPN world can in many ways start anew at the end. 

Floods are symbols of cleansing. They are also symbols of bringing the new. When a river floods its banks it destroys yes, but it also creates fertile ground. So I believe that all this boat symbolism surrounding Jack and the boys means that a whole flood of chaos will occur around them, but they will be saved from those torments and be carried through into calmer shores.

You know the thing that came through the rift during the season 3 finale?


This guy right here.

I’ve been thinking about what if the Lions are similar to this creature. Like what if the Lions have a true form which isn’t their robotic bodies that was built for them.

We have no clue what the Lions are and right from the bat Alfor said that there was some sort of conscious about them and was continuing to evolve.

I’m starting to think that the lions are actually eldritch abominations and are related if not in the same boat as this creature we were shown

grabnok-destra  asked:

Is SCAD good? I had a...I guess a dream to become a game developer. Tho I’m on the fence with that. Tho I think that’s just because I’m a horrid and unmotivated person that doesn’t think they can actually accomplish anything positive. Sorry. Ranting. Tho I am legit afraid to start college. I’ve always been afraid I’ll screw it up and end up in debt with nothing to show for it.

This got pretty long so I’m putting it all under the cut.

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Oh look it’s my favourite kind of people. I love it when I get a free pass for being a Cool Therian, fuck all those other kin though right? Otherkin are called “other”kin because they’re not therians and are not cool.

Therians are no more or less unusual than people who identify as plants and anime characters, we’re all in the same boat here. People like you are like cartoon villain henchmen “yes bawss whatever you say bawss anything for you bawssssssth.” It’s pathetic, show some team spirit or atleast acknowledge people in your own community. You can look down on people all you like but you’re in no position to say who’s legit and who isn’t. 

- Hoot, a Cool Therian

Headcanon #78: “What’s this bug lady gonna do on board anyway?”

“What’s she gonna do here,” Rocket grumped.  “This boat is crowded enough already.”

“We can’t just leave her at some port,” Peter reasoned.  “She’s a complete innocent.  Someone will take advantage of her.”

“I will strive to be help so the crabby puppy doesn’t think I am useless,” Mantis said.  “I made food for my master, so I can cook for you if there is nothing else to do.”


And so the Guardians gained another member, a powerful empath whose touch-ranged ability seemed useless in combat, negotiation, or most other situations.  Sure, she would be wonderful to have if they needed to question someone,  and she’d saved their bacon on Ego, but what else was she good for?


It turned out she was good for many things.  First, her ability to simply listen to the Guardians was more therapy than most of them ever had before.  There wasn’t a single Guardian who was not emotionally hurt in some way.  Everyone needed someone to listen.


Peter, who carried throughout his life the loss of his mother, a tough upbringing, and recently the death of his father. (None of the Guardians accepted anyone but Yondu as his father these days.  Ego’s name, if it was spoken at all, was always followed by spit.) Who until recently had hidden his hurt with shallow romances, right up until he met the Guardians.


Gamora, trained to care for no one, to be an emotionless killer.  Who too had only now begun to genuinely care for someone.


Drax, who after the loss of his family became little more than a berserker, a brute, hiding his pain with violence. And like the others, finally beginning to relax.


Mini-Groot, raised by hurt, broken people, and taking from his “father” Rocket the pain and anger that followed the raccoon wherever he went.


And finally Rocket, lab experiment, horribly abused little “monster”, who only now realized he wanted to be part of something greater, to have real friends.  A real family. To be something better, something besides a thug for hire. To maybe even help people, if they’d let him. To do something with his life besides just survive.


Besides the simple therapy of having someone there to listen, and if need be – and they all could use it, little though they’d admit it – a bit of empathic soothing, the simple fact that there was now someone nice on the ship made a difference.  It reminded them that the universe didn’t consist entirely of horrible people out to kill them, steal their stuff or abuse them.  


Not everyone was bad.  There were good people in the world.  And gradually, whether it be in quiet conversations over dinner, or her silently helping do chores, or as Drax or Gamora or Rocket or Peter taught her about the ship and how to use weapons and tools, they began to accept her as part of the family.


Then came the bad time when Rocket, as he often did when he hurt the worst and couldn’t suppress the awful memories of the lab and the surgeries, curled up in a public area hoping someone would pet the sleeping raccoon and comfort him, something he couldn’t bring himself to allow while awake.  And Mantis, petting him for the first time since nearly being bitten, made the mistake of reading his emotions as he was gripped by a nightmare.


And after what followed, after trying to bite her as she hugged him (“You poor thing, what did they do to you?”) and after the his pent up emotions finally burst out in a storm of tears, he realized that the others already had.


It wasn’t just powers that made a person useful.  It was personality, too.  And they badly needed at least one genuinely nice person around just to remind them that the world was not all bad.  Her powers were occasionally very useful indeed, too.


And, it turned out, she really did know how to cook.

Mod-Woozle

10

The Boats Thing

“I know it’s pretty wild for an asexual to get married, but…”
“Not really, John and I are aces and we’re married.”
“Our wedding was nautical-themed.”
“Why nautical? Is that, like, an asexual thing?”
“No man, We just really like boats.”
“Some asexuals are also a-romantic, but others have relationships like anyone else.”
“But involving boats?”
“I feel like you’re getting really hung up on the boats thing.”
“So, it’s not weird for an ace to get married?”
“No, if you found someone who really accepts you for who you are, go for it.” 

One evening, the Maple Bay police station receives a call about a break and entry. It’s at the local church, the caller says.

The officers arrive at the scene to find the burglar lying on their side on the church stoop. They’re already restrained by an… elaborate rope harness.

Joseph Christiansen stands beside the wriggling person, hands clasped behind his back, innocently whistling the chorus of Margaritaville.

anonymous asked:

since u guys rocked dresses, i just wonder, what did you wear to prom? did u both wear tuxes or did one of u wear a dress orrrr???

E: We were only going together as friends then, but I was still angry at him..

J: Please Evan, you expected me to dance in those stuffy dress pants?

E: I expected you to not embarrass me in public.

anonymous asked:

Your art gives me life. I consider that you are the official ChloNath represent of this fandom. May I request a blushing Chloe with a smirking Nath please? Keep up with the good work! :)

Thank you so much! I will gladly carry that honor of official representative to this ship! To me, my shipmates of this ship are @powerdragonmoon and @karawek. So I drew this based off of the amazing fanfiction Buzzkill by Moon, which is based on the amazing artwork by Karawek. Fortunately we have some awesomely talented people in our corner! He’s smirking and she’s blushing so I’m hoping this is alright!

Context– I am a high elf pyromancer w/ a +4 strength modifier. We needed a boat to get across an acidic lake but the guy who owned it was asking an outrageous price

Me (ooc): Can I roll to arm wrestle for the boat?

DM: You ask the man to arm wrestle. He rolls up his sleeve to reveal that his right arm is SUPER muscular. only his right arm.

DM (as the boat owner):  Let’s go. I’ll have you know I’m the current arm-wrestling champion on this side of the lake.

Me: Champion of jerking off maybe. *High fives w/ a gnome party member*

DM:

DM:

DM:

DM (as the boat owner): Yes, that too. Two consecutive years.