what this show does to us

Not to be that person but I think what anon meant when they sent this is that even though most of us hc him as bi it’s still frustrating to only really see him flirt and be attracted to women lol and a lot of the staff working on this show talk about Lance only really liking girls instead of to boys too which a lot of media does unfortunately…I say this as a bisexual person too so..

While trying to sleep and just about to head to bed I saw some ramblings about Celene… Then it hit me… Out of everyone the only one that would really benefit from Mark’s death would be Celene! (assuming that she is Mark’s wife) all the money he had would go to her and if there was a will saying otherwise, then there could have been some way that it might been moved?

And I really didn’t know how to feel about her at first… Her reactions and the way she’s handled things show that she does hold a lot of pride. And she does snap when she is kinda told she can’t do what ever she wants even though it is coming from a good place. And really thinking about it all… I really don’t feel to comfortable about her and Damien in Dark.

And Dark is considered a manipulator of sorts. Who is the one manipulating us? Damien… Or Celene?

Is she possibly manipulating Damien while they are Dark and he doesn’t really see it clear because of his love for her??

My head is all over the place with Celene now… I don’t trust her very much… And in that other theory I had… Maybe the colors are fitting where they are…?

http://idontevenknow-anymore.tumblr.com/post/166368417522

@markired @caustic-synishade

nerd-in-space  asked:

My cats' iconic moves are when they wrap themselves between my ankles and mrow when they want something, and the moment when they're on my chest while I give them scritches, and they turn around so that I'm eye level with their entire butt zone and they sway it back and forth while I massage the base of their spine. Does Lil Virgil have similar/comparable habits?

Hahaha!!! I’m sure he does–definitely when he wants attention he has ways of getting it. 

But I’m gonna take a brief moment to tell y’all why cats show you their butts!

When they are being affectionate with you, purring and kneading, and then suddenly turn around and show you their buttholes, what they’re actually saying is, “I think of you as my mom, and my mom used to clean me this way.” It means your cat is acknowledging you as a caregiver. 

Obviously you don’t want to clean your kitty butt the same way the kitty mom did (I hope), but please don’t punish your kitty for this display of affection and trust. Instead, try blowing a small stream of air onto the kitty’s butt. They’ll think this is just your weird way of grooming them (they are willing to forgive a lot of your strange behavior, even if you frequently break cat etiquette, because they love you so much!) and they’ll move away again. 

<3 

anonymous asked:

Chris is reminding me too much now of Darren and his team and it's starting to make me question ch/ill now I used to think it was real but now that Chris is mentioning it and posting so much about it makes me wonder what the hell is going on?

Hi Anon!! First, let me say please feel free to come to me to ask any questions.

Chris is reminding you are Darren for a reason.  I know sometimes it is hard to think that our favs are lying to us and creating a fake reality.  But if you truly look at what is presented, it is beyond obvious that there is nothing that remotely rings true about Chill. Think about the overlay.

Chill was created essentially when M was moved to LA

Chill was confirmed through hand holding on the same day D confirmed his relationship with M.

Chill’s fav holiday, Halloween.. Hmm. who does that sound like?

Ask yourself, what plus ones that weren’t a part of the show were a constant presence on the Glee set? Only 2.  M&W.

When does Chris choose to use the Will card? Watch it, It is always around something big for D or promo time for M. Whether it is a concert at Carnegie Hall, Hedwig’s opening night in LA, Bottle Rock/C’s birthday, Elsie Fest.  The list goes on.  It is often and frequent and always used to distract from CC and make D’s relationship look real.

A smart anon told me many months ago. Chill and Miarren were built together and will die together.  Granted, she has been around longer, but the heavy push directly corresponds to the appearance of Will,  That is not a coincidence. None of it is.

Currently, Chris is in overdrive. I think there are multiple reasons.  First, equalize the crime, So when truth time comes, he looks as guilty as D. That is the long-term goal. 

But there is also the short-term. Sell Miarren as we go into the end, the bar promotion and her final push.  I don’t think we have gotten this much Will in such a short period of time as we have the last few weeks. There is a reason for that happening. The reason is M has a bar opening, D has agreed to support her through the promotion, and that must be pushed and everything else cast aside. So it is critical to push Chris’ fake relationship as well to take the spotlight away from CC as there is barely an invested fan who is not aware of the rumors and speculation. 

And this will continue if the plan is for D to come out, particularly if it is for him to come out and not reveal his true relationship.  I just hope once that happens, they dial it down and rehabilitate D&C’s public relationship in preparation for the ultimate CC reveal.

That is a lot. I know you are only tip toeing out. But as i always say, the truth is a lot less hidden than people think. You just have to open your eyes.

What makes Taylor special

I think one of the things that makes @taylorswift so special is the fact that all her fans want to meet her. We don’t just want to go to her shows and buy her albums. We want to hug her and talk to her. The love and bond Taylor has with us is incredible. I’ve never seen a person who can literally make millions of people feel loved and appreciated but Taylor does. Taylor connects on a level that few celebrities ever have with their fans. She feels like my friend. For Swifties she is our friend. Industry insiders are baffled by her success. They fail to see that when a star makes her fans feel like she truly loves and appreciates each and everyone of them personally, there is absolutely nothing we won’t do for this girl. Taylor is the best example of how treating your fans like gold translates into record sales gold.

We love you so much Taylor.❤️

Originally posted by yarenswift13

anonymous asked:

I’m hoping by one day Taylor does a documentary type thing where she shows us the WHOLE process of making an album. From her first day in the studio to the last. I would love to see it for Rep but I don’t know if that’s gonna happen.

omg i would love that!! any sort of ‘makings of’.. i am really hoping she does. i have been thinking this is something she would do and that way she could say exactly what she wanted the world to know about how the songs came together. like inspiration or studio or melody or anything and it would be all in her hands. im hoping!! 

anonymous asked:

What does it mean to be male-aligned and female-aligned when one is nonbinary or genderqueer?

Generally it simply means, that even though you identify as non-binary/genderqueer, you align in some way with the binary gender. 

It’s used to show/tell others where they fall in regards of privilege/experiences/misogyny.   

I hope this helped you somewhat. :’D
-Mod Jörunn

demis documentary is interesting, it really does shine a light on how much teams, labels, etc. hide the truth of what is really going on bts from the gp - like she was promoting how much she changed and how her drug problem was in the past only to find out she was back using at that time and was worst than what anybody could imagine she couldve killed herself, i rmbr that era, i used to write stay strong on my wrist like her, i felt for her but it was all a lie she was still struggling with her demons but put on this show because its what she was selling (along with the theme of the album) i had no idea like nothing and its just … its alot, its always hard to process when you watch documentaries like this because you believed it all before the truth has been exposed to you and then you sit there after like, “what else am i being lied about” … tbh it also made me realize that im probaley never going to be emontially ready to hear the true stories about what happended to the boys because im so emontially attached to them and have been for years now so i know already that ima be a hot mess of tears and anger so i hope i wont hear about til im older.

anonymous asked:

I definitely agree with the previous anon. I'd love for cole to formally confirm SH, but if he does on the show, every Hag like PT is going to use it to fuel their ridiculous PR ideas. God, they're all so stupid. It's like we can't win in their eyes, if they don't announce their relationship, it's PR, but if they do, it's also PR.

Which is why I take the attitude of be happy with what you have and excited for what we’re maybe getting. DW about YaoiHag, laugh at her, because any way you slice it, she’s gonna insist it’s something it isn’t

i have thought a lot about censorship and what is “appropriate”. not a lot of people know this, but lolita was written to show what we allow on our bookshelves: there being no swear words in it meant it was free from censorship. a book about child molestation was allowed because it didn’t explicitly use the word “fuck”. he wrote it to show we don’t really care about protecting children, and it ended up being seen as a romance.

someone once told me - actually, many people have - that lgbt content isn’t appropriate for children. any content. not just kissing. i’m drowned in questions: “won’t the parents have to explain it?” “kids shouldn’t be thinking about sex at this age, or do you think differently?” “what will the kids think?”

at six i saw disney movies. people kiss and get married. i didn’t ask “what does that mean.” i didn’t ask “are those people going to have sex?” i didn’t ask anything, because i was six, and no six year old thinks twice about these things. nobody ever “explained” being straight to me, it was a fact, and it existed, and i was fine with that. why would being gay require a thesis, i wonder.

someone once told me that the one of the reasons people hate lgbt individuals is because they can’t see us as anything but sexual. we’re not people, so much as sinners. that they don’t see love, they see sex. just sex. it’s perversion, not a matter of the heart. only of the body.

i think i was in my early twenties before i saw someone like me. 

how old were you, though, before you saw violence? before you saw sexual assault on tv? i think something like that is only pg-13, and if it’s implied, they can get away with anything. i remember watching things and learning about blood, but knowing sex - sex was what was really wrong. sex was always rated r. sex was always kind of a bad word. i was told a lot that i wasn’t ready.

i had a dream last night that i made a site where people could ask any question they wanted about sex and get answered by a professional. it was shut down in moments because 15 year olds wanted to know if it should hurt, if “double-bagging” was a real thing, if this, if that. we shudder. don’t let the children know about that! 

but at thirteen i had seen enough violence it no longer struck me. i couldn’t say “fuck” but i knew that if you break your femur, you can bleed out internally in under half an hour. in school i wasn’t allowed to write about loving girls because what would the administration think - but i could write about wanting to kill myself and people would say how lovely, how blistering.

i have thought a lot about censorship. sometimes people on this site try it with me: don’t write this, don’t be so nasty. some of it is intrinsic. we know as people with a uterus not to complain about “that time of the month”, we know better than to talk about sexual assault (how shameful), we know that talking about a vagina is somehow scandalous. i can say “dick” and nobody questions me. some people only refer to the bottom half of me by “pussy”. they won’t wrap a mouth around “vagina” like it’s poison to them. even discussing this, that the language halts, that there’s an intrinsic desire to say “girls” instead of “women” - feels naughty, illicit. not for children.

the other day someone suggested i make my blog 18+. i said, okay, it deals a lot with depression and other problems that might be for a mature audience. oh no, they said, that’s not it, i think that’s helpful. i said, okay. so what is it then. well, you’re gay. you write about loving women. and i said, i don’t write about sex often and they said. it’s not about the sex. but wlw isn’t for a general audience. teenagers aren’t ready.

oh.

lolita is recommended for high school and up. i think about that a lot. i know girls who love it, who say it speaks to them on a deep level. it’s beautiful prose, after all. that was the whole point of the novel. something that looked like a rose but was intrinsically awful. i think about how if i was a model they’d want me to look young, thin, prepubescent. how my body would be sold and how through the mall i walk by images of barely-clothed women while mothers cannot breastfeed in public without fear of retribution. 

i think about how i can write a novel about violence and it will be pg-13 but if my characters say “fuck” twice it’s inappropriate. i said fuck three times so far in this post, which makes it only appropriate for adults. 

i think about that, and how my identity is something that people suggest lines up with a swear word. that people shouldn’t talk about it. that it’s a vulgarity. bad for children, harsh, confusing.

fuck. i love women. which one makes this only for those over eighteen.

New Inktober for 2017!

I was asked a lot if I could make a new list of art prompts for October this year! Since last year was so much fun, I’ve decided to give it another try at making a new list! Hope you enjoy!! (I’ll be adding the other days soon! Just wanted to get it started so you guys knew what to draw for tomorrow lol)

Day 1: (Since this seemed to be a great way to kick it off last year) Draw yourself on Sept. 30th vs. yourself on Oct. 1st!

Day 2: A Netflix original show doing a crossover special with another Netflix original show (Bonus points if it’s a holiday special!)

Day 3: A Disney princess (or any Disney female protagonist) reimagined as a traditional Halloween monster.

Day 4: A traditional Halloween monster in a lovely Disney princess-like gown that matches their aesthetic.

Day 5: Your favorite Fall/Halloween treat reimagined as a Pokemon (bonus points if you give the pokemon stats!)

Day 6: Your OTP in Halloween costumes that are designed to go together.

Day 7: The Marvel/DC Universe characters if they were optional playable characters in Mario Kart.

Day 8: A character from your favorite cartoon/television show/movie and summoning their Patronus.

Day 9: Take a song title that’s not meant to be scary, imagine it to be the title of a new horror movie. Draw the poster art for that new horror movie.

Day 10: Use an old picture of yourself in a previous Halloween costume as a reference, and recreate it as ornately and imaginative as you remember feeling while wearing it!

Day 11: A modern AAA video game (Uncharted, Gears of War, etc.) reimagined as an old 8- or 16-bit video game! [This was a suggestion from Joan!]

Day 12: Your favorite scary movie/television show/video game/anime/whatever… but they’re cats. [This was a suggestion from Talyn haha]

Day 13: A character or characters from one musical that has/have been cast in another musical that’s totally different.

Day 14: What exactly DOES the Monster Mash look like??

Day 15: What characters from different shows would be the BEST zombie-fighting team??

Day 16: There’s a certain ethereal feeling that comes from Fall. Using colors, imagery, and whatever else you may deem necessary, try to depict that emotion.

Day 17: Think of one really good/funny/happy memory from this year or sometime recently that you’d like to illustrate and accompany with explanation. I think we can always use more positive/light stories!

Day 18: Because I’ve been asked to do something specific to my videos, what would the Sanders Sides go as for Halloween??

Day 19: Use some element of Halloween (decoration/candy/monster/etc) as the inspiration for a new species of flower. Draw that flower or a bouquet of those flowers.

Day 20: This one will be quite a challenge, but I’m interested to see what you can do!! Depict a Halloween/Fall-themed/whatever-show-you-like landscape or collection of items, that, when seen from afar, come together to form another object. If this is confusing, use this image as an example: https://goo.gl/images/CmyRTZ

Day 21: Take a recent cartoon/animation and draw it in the form of old-timey animation!

Day 22: Draw any group or family from television/film (or your own family!) as if they were The Addams Family.

Day 23: The kids from Stranger Things and the kids from It having the most epic crossover special.

Day 24: Draw your house if it was suddenly transformed into the most epic haunted house ever!

Day 25: Use the title of a scary movie and reimagine it as the title of a comedy or romance film. Draw the poster art for that film!

there’s a chinese exchange student in my composition class and we were being presented something about how you can use brackets to signify translation and there was chinese text on the screen and the prof said to him “what does that say?” and he deadpanned “i can’t speak chinese” and everyone sat there in dumbfounded silence and then the presenter clicked to show that the text literally said “i can’t speak chinese” with the most shit-eating grin on his face

Bojack Horseman

what I expected: look at this funny cartoon where some people are animals! look, this guy is a dog and sometimes he does dog stuff isn’t that great?


what I got: depression is complex and difficult to understand and it affects everyone for different reasons and in different ways. the way we choose to deal with the thoughts and feelings it causes affects not only us but everyone we meet in our daily lives; our unhealthy coping mechanisms hurt us but they also hurt our friends and family in ways that aren’t always obvious

THIS MIGHT BE A REACH BUT I THINK I’M ONTO SOMETHING HERE.

OKAY OKAY SO LISTEN 
There’s a lot of discorse about the new season and that’s understandable BUT I want you guys to look at something with me for a second. 

 I wanna talk about Keith and Lance. We all know Keith’s going through a lot, the blade of marmora is convincing him his own life matters less than the mission, that if he died it would just be for the greater good of the cause. So he’s pulling away, trying to make it so that Voltron doesn’t need him so that he could be… disposable. 

So Keith talks to Shiro and tries to get him to go back to being the black paladin. And *cough cough* fake *cough* Shiro tells him to buckle the heck up and stop whining and just be the black paladin. He doesn’t see, in that moment just what Keith is trying to do. So he gets mad. 

This is a face of pure dissapointment in Shiro. And Keith sees it. He really sees it, and feels it too. But he doesnt know what to do about it.

He’s the lone wolf, right? He doesn’t know how to function in a team properly. In the B.O.M he’s much more independant. Yes, he gets orders and people he goes on with missions but if you really watch most of those missions involve very little teamwork. 

So Keith is pulling away, but at the same time he’s getting the rejection from everyone in the team that’s pushing him away. When he shows up late in the begining of episode one Hunk, Pidge and Lance are super pissed at him, right? 

Right? 

No, go back and look at Lance. He’s not angry. He’s worried. 

Yeah, he says “Are you even taking this seriously?” But think about it. Keith is someone who throws himself into missions. He takes everything he does seriously and he puts a 100% of himself into what he does. He doesn’t half ass things, and it pays off. He gets results. 

Lance is used to seeing Keith do well. At the Garrison he was top of the class, when he was still with Voltron he usually spent his free time training. And now, all of a sudden he’s late to missions, falling behind while he’s the leader. 

Not only that but remember this scene? 

 Again,everyone looks super pissed right? No look at Lance. 

And remember the dialogue? 

Allura:You keep saying you’re sorry but your actions say otherwise. Do you realise that your actions put the entire team in jeoprady? 
Lance: And not Just the team but the refugees too. 

and again, look at his face as he says it. 

He’s not angry. He’s confused there. Think about it. What did Keith tell Pidge when she tried to leave? That other people’s lives were at stake if she left. Keith cares about the people he’s out there protecting. Lance understands that this is not how Keith normally is. 

We know that they got closer in season 3 with Lance opening up to Keith and all and you might even call them friends. Sure he’s not as close as (the real) Shiro is to Keith, but he’s close enough to see Keith isn’t himself. 

But what if… what if Keith did open up. 

I get that this might be somewhat of a reach BUT if you watch Keith’s vlog, it’s very likely he wasn’t alone when he filmed it (he looks like he’s talking to someone off camera. but also tells them to get them out of there. Not only that but the camera turns off and from how emotional he got and the way he was walking its unlikely he turned it off and if you watch Allura’s vlog, she definitely gets closer to turn it off). Now my first thought would be that seeming it’s tech related it would be likely that Pidge would be with him. 

But it doesn’t seem like something that Pidge would be into. Sitting and making vlogs with the paladins. Not her style. 

Okay so maybe Coran? He was the first to upload a vlog, and the camera might be some castle gear? Sounds reasonable enough. But why only be there for Keith’s vlog? Allura was definitely alone during her’s. Also, I dont see them having the kind of bond where Keith would say any of that to Coran. No offense Space unc, we love you. 

OKAY so not Coran or Pidge… so maybe Allura? 

No, the bond isn’t strong enough. As someone who is pretty similar to Keith in defense mechanisms, I don’t see him trusting her to a point where he’s this open with her especially after what happened the last time he opened up about his Galra identity. 

(We all know where I’m going with this, but for argument’s sake; I will keep going. Feel free to skip ahead.) 

Okay so Hunk maybe? He has the tech know-how and stood up for Keith during the whole Galra thing. Even if he did tease him a little… Okay but even then they haven’t really had much bonding since then. I suppose it’s possible if Keith was feeling particularly vulnerable and whatever. But… Would Hunk really bother Keith to make a vlog? and would Keith ask Hunk to help with a vlog? 

It doesn’t really seem in character. Yes, they’re closer but still… not close enough. 

So that leaves Shiro and Lance. First, lets look at why I don’t think it’s Shiro. 

As we know Shiro is someone Keith looks up to. He’s always extremely respectful towards him and it shows in his facial expressions and way of speaking. 

but then look at this; 

Thats not a face Keith would make at Shiro.

You know who he does make faces like that at? 

L A N C E 

So lets think about this. Does Lance have the tech know how? Well he’s always stealing Pidge’s shit so I’mma go ahead and say, yeah to that one. Allura seems equally technically inclined as Lance, so seeming she has no trouble with it that makes sense. 

And even if Keith didn’t ask Lance to help him with his vlog, you know what does seem Lance like? Suggesting Keith makes a vlog. 

So lets asume here, for a moment that Lance knows about Keith’s abandonment issues. That would explain why he looks so worried in the screenshot from before, right? He knows Keith is feeling rejected by his team and he knows that Keith’s behaviour has changed since he started working more with the blade. 

But while they got closer in season 3, and Lance has a better understanding of Keith now, I also think Keith was eager to put some distance between them after that outburst. So he starts working with the blade a lot, right? Meaning Lance hardly sees him. 

So they take a few steps back in their friendship.

And then Kolivan calls Keith to a mission that they all know will be dangerous and look at Lance’s face. 

Yes, you could read it as Lance not wanting his spotlight gone BUT remember that Lance isn’t as shallow as he seems at first glance. He’s not the loverboy he pretends to be and few realise it, but he masks a lot of his emotions. 

Yes, Lance thrives on attention. But do you really think that he would prioritise a show over a mission that could give them a great boost in power? No, this isn’t about the show, this goes deeper. He’s worried. He’s worried about Keith. 

He doesn’t want him to go. He needs him around. But he cant tell him that. Especially not in front of everyone. 

So what does Lance do? 

He makes a stupid argument, its not much, but it’s all he’s got. “We can’t razzle dazzle the crowd with four lions.” 
We need you, I need you. Thats what he’s trying to say. 

And Keith refuses. 

So Lance has that same expression. He’s looking at Shiro in dissbelief this time because he can’t believe he’s letting him go. 

So what we’ve established thus far is the following; 

-Lance definitely feels closer to Keith than he used to. 
-Lance was probably there during Keith’s vlog.
-Lance isn’t as straight forward as people think he is. 
-There’s probably some distance between them right now. 
-Lance has noticed Keith’s change in behaviour. 

So with all that in mind, do you really think Lance doesn’t see that Keith is in a bad place. He knows something is up. He can feel Keith pulling and he’s trying to tell him that they need him around but he doesn’t know how to say it. And then… then Keith tells them he’s leaving. 

yeah, everyone looks sad, but look at Lance. He looks deep in thought. What do you think he’s thinking? He just realised he lost Keith. And he gets it. Suddenly it all makes sense. Keith more or less reforced the bond between Black and Shiro and he was acting strange, showing up late. This is what’s been up with Keith and Lance finally figure out that this whole time, he was losing Keith. 

But he gives it one last try. 

Who am I going to make fun of? 

It’s so much more than a playfull jab. Think about it. Really think about it. 

“Who am I going to make fun of?”

Who am I gonna talk to? 

Don’t go. 

i honestly can’t wait until lance’s flaws that aren’t just “he’s loud and not serious” are explored in the show

Examples of WallFlower Taako

(these will not be in order but here you go @mango-dolphin )

  • Does not show absolutely NO interest during the press conference during the Stolen Century
  • His small talk game is SO bad during Here There be  gerblins “How is everyone liking the adventure so far?” 
  • Has little to no idea how to talk to people without using charm person or exposing his true aloof/sarcastic snips 
  • He didn’t NEED to charm Tom Bodett at the train station but he had little confidence in what they were doing
  • The awkward silence that came after he tried to have slmall talk over Palmoa’s scones and failed
  • His response “I’m Taako from TV” for the dating show bit in the Suffering Game is a combination of 1. his ego towards his own fame and 2. he has no idea how to sell himself
  • Taako talks more when he’s not around many people
  • That fucking charisma stat is kind of pitiful 
  • Lup is clearly the charismatic one without needing to try, Taako got his fame not by his personality alone. Sizzle it up with Taako was him dazzling through unnecessary magical flares along with his cooking
  • During Candlenights Taako just walks around going “macaroons” and literally says nothing else 
  • Taako relied on Lup to get him through social situations, when he started his new life not remembering her he taught himself (perhaps subconsciously channeled her) how to put up a fake tv personality 

Long Story Short, I love how awkward Taako is in reality. I think its a lovely balance and works so well with Lup in the long run

The Fic Writer’s Beatitudes

Blessed are the readers, for theirs is the archive.

Blessed are the betas: for they help us write the stories we see in our hearts.
Blessed are they that kudo, for they reassure us that someone likes what we’ve done.
Blessed are the rebloggers and reccers, for they help the readers find our work.
Blessed are they which leave comments on a WIP that say something other than “write more please”: for they comfort us when we feel taken for granted.
Blessed are the commenters; for their words bring us joy.
Blessed are the loyal fans, for they keep the fandom alive.
Blessed are the fan artists, for they bring our worlds to life before our eyes.
Blessed are they which read an entire long fic and comment each chapter, for the string of comment notifications fills the writer’s heart with delight.
Blessed are ye, who rec our fics in public and tag us, for seeing that we made somebody squee is the light in our days.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in fandom.

The Truth Will Set You Free

I completely forgot to mention this in part 1 of my episode review so it gets its own post because I have to talk about this for a moment:

“My name is Dean Winchester. That big fella in there is my brother Sam. We kill monsters”

This is so significant. In an episode full of mind blowing meta lets just isolate this for a moment and consider just what we have witnessed. Dean has told the truth. To a Sheriff. In the middle of a case. Dean Winchester. Told. The. TRUTH.

When does this EVER happen?

(x)

Throughout Supernatural’s entire run there have been a few constants. Dean loves pie, Sam has l’oreal advert worthy hair, they will always use musical aliases and they ALWAYS LIE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. The fact that Dean doesn’t even pause to consider his actions. He just comes right out and says it. It shows just how done he is, how much he doesn’t care anymore. His grief has literally consumed him at this point and he has no self-preservation instincts left.  

“So what are you some kind of Superhero?”

“I’m just a guy doing a job”

Right now, this IS Dean’s truth. But this specific line is heartbreaking when taken in the context of the below:

(x)

Because we know that in 12x11 Dean was stripped of his inhibitions and his memories to the point where he was really unable to lie. We know that him thinking they sound like heroes is Dean at his most pure, most truthful, without anything weighing on his shoulders. 

Yet the weight and pain of Castiel’s death has taken its toll. Dean believes a different truth now. How can he possibly be a hero when he isn’t even able to save the man he loves?

To reinforce that once again this is all about Castiel, is this:

(x)

Because not a second goes by in this episode that the audience isn’t supposed to in some way be reminded of Cas. His FACE when he says this line. I mean added up with all his other micro-expressions throughout the episode,  “Angels are real too” (specifically Castiel). it ties it all together. The way that Dean looks away there, reminds the audience that his grief for Cas is what’s causing this sudden truth telling. The heartbreak in saying the words “Angels are real” knowing that the only angel you actually care about isn’t anymore. He is gone, and you can’t bring him back. So the reason Dean is telling the truth, like the reason for ALL his actions in 13x01, is Cas. Because he doesn’t give a shit anymore. Because nothing else matters. Only Cas.

But the brilliant thing about this truth telling is that it works. It literally sets him free. The Sheriff removes his handcuffs and agrees to release Sam and Jack. The truth worked. In the first episode of the season, setting the tone for the entire season, the fact that the truth literally set Dean and Sam free is a hell of a set up for what’s coming. Telling the truth isn’t always easy, but it works.

Putting this all together, Dean’s current truth is that he has no hope. He has lost his “everything” and he no longer sees himself as the ‘hero’. He may have learned that telling the truth can set you free, but whats the point when you have no hope anyway? Might as well tell the truth because fuck the consequences now. He no longer cares. 

I only hope that once Dean regains his hope (in the form of Cas) that he keeps up the truth telling, because from a meta perspective this has set up the episode themes. 

The truth will set you free and nothing else matters but Castiel.

Where they take these themes? we will just have to wait and see.