this seems like a no-brainer but after the septicart event is over, are you cool with us still posting in the tag? i've been hella busy and didn't get to work on anything cool yet
Hell yes!! I highly encourage people to keep creating. If anything that’s what I hoped would happen, that the tag became a sort out outlet or place for people to post and filter through constantly. Think of “septicart” as a focal point instead of a once off thing :)
I need another ship like the ocean needs salt, but these two … I can’t help myself. Thank you for being wonderful enablers encouragement, @alchemistc@seethelovelyintheworld@kliomuse & @nfbagelperson . Not beta’d because I haven’t written in forever, so it’s post or delete this whole dumpster fire.
She isn’t exactly surprised to find Jon Snow outside her door, his firm knock a poorly veiled cover for the uncertainty gracing his finely wrought features bathed in the warm glow of candlelight. But that’s been the puzzle of him all along, hasn’t it? This King of the North, with all of his father’s loyalty and honor, softness in his eyes that belies his often harsh words.
He is not a politician. He speaks plainly. Oh, how she wanted to laugh sitting on the hard stone of Dragonstone’s throne when he hadn’t given a damn about any of her titles or the imposing gloom of the place – when he hadn’t paused to consider all the terrible things she might visit upon him for speaking to her as he had.
Demanding things. Refusing, respectfully, your Grace, to bend the knee.
Except he had, eventually. First after nearly dying, after making her watch as he nearly died being brave and idiotic, and then again in King’s Landing, his bloody stupid honor nearly ruining everything. She’d wanted to murder him as much as she’d wanted things she really had no business wanting.
After all, when has a romantic entanglement ever done her any good? Her husband died. Jorah fell in love with her and nearly died trying to prove himself. Daario had been more trouble than he was worth, and in the end she’d felt nothing as she’d sailed away from him.
Daenerys Stormborn doesn’t have time for Jon Snow – doesn’t have time for the distraction, the political complication, the potential of him burrowing into her already fractured and clumsily patched heart.
She is the dragon. She doesn’t concern herself with wolves.
Imagine: You have a major crush on Peter Hale, but, because of the Pack, you have to keep it a secret. One day, when he comes to your house injured, you are not able to hide it any more and comes clean to him.
lmao all these people in the tag bitching a) ‘you wanna tell me elizabeth would let her son work for the navy and chase after pirates???’ and b) ‘you wanna tell me elizabeth wouldn’t follow will???’ YES I wanna tell you BOTH THOSE THINGS ‘cause a) sit down she was always the biggest Pirate Nerd™ and seeker of adventure and her own freedom so no way in davy jones’ soggy locker would she ever forbid henry from his own adventures especially if it was to connect with his father when he could and b) will wanted her to stay safe and told her to keep his heart safe and that’s difficult to do if she’s lugging a chest around from bunk to bunk on whatever derelict ship she’s booked passage on and you know he wouldn’t be happy with her living on some other ship chasing him whenever she could and he wouldn’t be happy with her living on his ship (also how was she supposed to do that??? sell her soul to the sea and lmao over will’s undead body was that happening) he never wanted them to be mr. & mrs. barnacle he wanted her to be safe and Idk maybe spend some time RAISING THEIR CHILD until he could come back to them so ya’ll can stop questioning actual queen of my life pirate king elizabeth swann
I’m Kata! I’ve been here for a few months now, I’m just too shy to make myself seen most of the time…
Ethan’s videos keep putting a smile on my face day after day (even through the roughest times), not to mention seeing someone else my age who also has ADHD and does the little things I do, yet is loved and legitimately adorable just means a lot, you know? Makes my little heart all happy
Anyways, here’s some of the things I’ve drawn of Ethan since they’re probably a lot nicer than my face
For the longest time, nothing was said. You both just stared at each other, soaking in one anothers presence. He didn’t think he’d get to be so lucky. ‘Just a graze’, he remembered thinking. ‘Just a fucking graze- thank god.’ The amount of blood from said graze was insane. He was sure that if you weren’t going to die from being shot- you’d certainly die from blood loss. However, when he felt your pain, he was so relieved. Yes, it hurt pretty badly, but you weren’t dead. He’d bear any injury for as long as he had to if it meant you weren’t dead.
Just two boyfriends having a little watercooler talk before killing Ohm and Brycey. Yep.
When I saw that Prop Hunt video with Delirious, Vanoss, Ohm and Bryce (the one with the wheelchairs business, lol XD),I really wanted to do some of the scenes, but now with the view of Delirious I NEEDED THAT WATERCOOLER SCENE. So here’s Delirious and Vanoss as a guest for this project :D
Excuse my fangirling thinking about an AU of these two in a company, because SUITS and COLORS. AND YES, *//A//*
People can post snippets and headcanons and theories however they want, but to me the cutest thing about Kit and Ty is that Ty is interested in Kit not for being a Herondale or a secret shadowhunter, no. He admires the Rook part of him, the criminal aptitude that he thinks fits into his Sherlock thing. He could probably see Kit pickpocket someone or pick locks to break into a car, and think it was the coolest thing ever.
He likes Kit for who he is, not who he thinks he’s supposed to be.
@becaamm asked: Hii. Are you open to requests? Could I request a story where Reader is pregnant (like, 8 months) and is trying to have sex with Dean, but her stomach is in the way, so it turns really funny? Ps: One of the girls told me about your blog when I sent her a request. I’m still figuring out tumblr, haha. Regardless of your answer, Thank you . I appreciate that you gave me a bit of your time. ( making sure it tags you, @becaamm )
A/N: I don’t usually take requests, nor do I ever write smut, but this felt like a challenge. I hope you like this.
Pairing: Dean x Reader
Warnings: Dean being an adorable idiot. Implied smut
I interpret thus: When Dean says "we" it seems like he means "we = Dean, Sam, Cas" but actually it's "we = Dean and Cas". Similarly when Cas says "you" it seems like he means "you = Dean and Sam" but actually it's "you = just Dean". There's a miscommunication going on, between Dean and Cas, and between them and the audience. Different layers of meaning. The mixtape scene is a great example of this, and the argument they had just beforehand. I encourage you to watch again and interpret both ways.
“we” can also be “us / our.” Also Dean sometimes uses
“we” to mean “we = just me, Dean”. Such as the argument in
12.19 where Dean is upset with Cas but tries to make it seems like “Dean
and Sam are upset with Cas” when really Dean is talking about himself and
his own feelings. Quote: “Not only were you ditching *us* but you were
also ignoring *us*.” In context, clearly, Dean is talking about himself -
“we = just Dean, not including Sam”. Later on: “*we* were
worried, that’s not ok.”
Add-on (because I’m
re-watching and I can’t switch off): Cas during the mixtape scene, where ‘you’
is read as ’= Dean and Sam’ but likely ’= just Dean.’ Quote: “I didn’t
mean to add to *your* distress. […] When *you* were taken I searched for
months and I couldn’t find *you*. […] I needed to come back here with a win
for *you*.” Followed by Dean saying “me and Sam we had her” so
'we = Dean and Sam’ and Cas switches back to 'you = Dean and Sam’ “And if
you find her again?”
Final ask, I promise:
I’m just saying for particularly the mixtape scene there’s always a clear
distinction made when “we” or “us” or “you” is
meant to include Sam, and when it is not. The times when it is not clear are,
in my opinion, when Sam is not meant to be included - at least not in a strong
way. “I couldn’t find you” - yes Dean AND Sam were missing and Cas
was looking for them both, but it’s also meant to be addressed JUST to Dean
here. The talk later start notably including Sam. (End.)
Hey! Yes this is a very
frustrating thing in this show. Because there are several ways to interpret
everything that the characters say. This is why you end up with MASSIVE debates
over a simple sentence such as Cas’s love confession in 12x12 and exactly the
reason why my tag for that debate is ambiguous
love confessions. This show loves its ambiguity because it wants to keep
all sides of the audience (though by sides I really mean destiel shippers
versus people who would rage quite if it went canon) happy. (Personally I think
the show should stick a middle finger up at those who would rage quit over
something like Destiel but that’s just me)
This is also an
excellent example of why English as a language generally sucks. Other languages
have different words for ‘you, we, us, etc’ depending on the meaning. I imagine
that translators for subtitles and things must have a hell of a time trying to
figure it all out. (I guess that means the translation would entirely depend on
whether the specific translator watched the show through a destiel lens with a
knowledge of subtext or whether they were just as dense and heteronormative as
the rest of the GA.
Anyway, it is as you
rightly say, something Dean does a lot. He sublimates his own
feelings onto Sam, grouping them together so he isn’t left vulnerable.
11x23 was a great
example of where this became SUPER annoying:
You’re the best friend we’ve ever had.
You’re our brother, Cas. I want you to know
Textually, Dean is talking
ABOUT him AND Sam, but subtextually, through an understanding of the shows
history and Dean’s behaviour, it is clear that Dean is actually talking about
himself. This exact line was said specifically TO Dean by Bobby in Season 7
after all “You just lost the best friend
you ever had”. Whilst I would never want to understate Cas and Sam’s
relationship, Cas has always meant more to Dean than Sam and that in itself is
evident by the fact that it wasn’t SAM who made an excuse to drag Cas along on
a made up beer run so he could talk privately with him about his feelings.
Enter season 12 and
every freaking episode is bringing to light just how very different the
feelings between Dean and Sam for Cas actually are (season 11 also did this,
most obviously in 11x18 but yet we still had that useless little talk in 11x23
which gave us hardly anything *sigh).
I think the moments that
you refer to specifically are in 12x19. But they also apply heavily to one
specifically memorable scene in 12x12. Both episodes are vitally important to
understand how Dean and Cas view each other compared to how they view others.
In 12x12 we get this
DEAN: Cas, come on.
CASTIEL: (talking to Dean) No, you listen to me. You–
(looks around to address everyone) Look, thank you. Thank you.
(looks from Dean to Sam throughout) Knowing you, it… it’s been the best
part of my life. And the things that… the things we’ve shared together, they
have changed me.
(reaction shot from Mary looking at the boys)
(reaction shot first of Dean, then of Sam –
evidence that what Cas just said meant BOTH of them)
You’re my family.
(Cas looks from Dean, to Sam, to Mary)
I love you.
(Cas looks down)
(reaction shot from Dean)
I love all of you.
(Reaction shot and zoom in on Dean and then
Just please… please, don’t make my last
moments be spent watching you die.
(again Cas looks at both Sam and Dean at this
run. Save yourselves. And I will
hold Ramiel off as long as I can.
Following the pattern of
eye contact, its pretty clear who he is addressing at each point, except for
one point, when he looks down.
Therefore we have to go
by reaction shots. Early in the scene the reaction shots are used to establish
WHO Cas is talking to at any specific moment. After he looks down, we ONLY get
a reaction shot from Dean.
Therefore logically, he
is talking to Dean and Dean only when he says “I love you”.
Also we can argue that the
emotional weight behind telling ONE person “I love you” romantically, compared
to telling several people “I love you” platonically is the reason that Cas
averts his eyes at that specific moment. A platonic “I love you” would not
cause a person to avert their eyes.
However in the context
of the whole scene, many people would argue that is not the case as the
majority of other “You’s” refer to more than one person.
This is a perfect
example of ambiguity in a scene specifically crafted as such. Frustrating I
Let’s look at the next
scene that comes a few episodes later (but interestingly enough the next episode
specifically devoted and referred to by TPTB as a ‘Cas’ episode, meaning that
they wanted the audience to link
12x12 and 12x19 in their minds).
12x19 uses this language
ambiguity a lot, but not to mislead
the audience, instead like in 11x23, it is used BY Dean to sublimate his own
emotions and thoughts on the situation onto his brother, and its pretty obvious that he’s doing it:
Dean: Let me rephrase that for Sam. Where the
hell have you been? And why have you ignored our phone calls?
This is the first time
where DEAN as a character is purposely trying to bring Sam in to HIS argument.
We have seen Cas’s phone, we know all his missed calls were from Dean and Dean
Castiel: I was in Heaven. I was working with
the angels. When I saw Dagon had captured Kelly, I-I thought they could help.
Sam: Well, at least you’re back. We’re glad you’re back.
Dean: Really? No, I’m sorry. Okay, 'cause while
you were striking out in Heaven, we had a shot at Dagon, and we lost.
Castiel: I know. I received your messages.
Dean: Oh, you did – you did receive the messages?
Okay, that’s good.
Dean: So not only were you ditching us, but you were also ignoring us? That’s great. 'Cause we really
could’ve used the backup. But, uh, you were too busy with, um What was it? Nothing?
Whats interesting about
this exchange is how Sam does it as well. He tries to speak for both him and
Dean but Dean immediately contradicts him. Which proves that all of
Dean’s “Us’s” and “”we’s “ to follow actually just mean him. Sam isn’t overly
emotional and upset about the situation. He is more interested in finding out
what Cas actually did. As you stated above, the majority of ‘we’s and us’s’
from Dean here actually just mean him.
Then in the now infamous
mixtape scene we get this exchange:
Castiel: Sorry, Dean. Um I just wanted to
(hands Dean a mixtape)
Dean: It’s a gift. You keep those.
Dean: Cas, you can’t – With everything that’s
going on, you can’t just go dark like that. We didn’t know what happened to you. We were worried. That’s not okay.
The first thing to note
here is that this is just Dean repeating to Cas what he already told him back
in 12x10 (the last Cas episode and therefore also supposed to stand out in the
audiences minds here). The audience has seen the last few episodes whilst Cas
has been missing. We all know how Sam reacted to the whole thing – by consoling
Dean as per usual. It was only Dean who was really worried. When Dean says here
*we* were worried, he means *I* was worried – just like he already admitted to
Cas in 12x10. The difference in these two moments is the intimacy of this scene. Hence Dean is most likely slightly
uncomfortable and aware that his heart is suddenly out on his sleeve and
vulnerable and he’s already been burned by Cas’s abandonment so he uses the
plural words instead.
Castiel: Well, I didn’t mean to add to your distress. I – Dean, I just keep
failing. Again and again. When you
were taken, I searched for months and I couldn’t find you. And then Kelly escaped on my watch, and I couldn’t find her.
And I justwanted I needed to come back here with a win for you. For myself.
Unlike with Dean, Cas’s
words are far less easy to interpret. The audience already knows that Dean
means that HE was worried and not Sam, but we don’t really know whether Cas
means just Dean, or Dean AND Sam at this point. Just like with the 12x12 love
confession, Cas’s ambiguity is far more difficult to interpret. Both Dean and
Sam were taken as you say, so Cas most likely means both of them. But Cas isn’t
addressing Dean and Sam right now. When he says he wanted a win for *you* it is
only knowing their background and correctly interpreting the intimacy of the
scene (following the mixtape moment elevates this even more) that logically,
that final *you* at least, means just Dean.
Dean: You think you’re the only one rolling
snake eyes here? Me and Sam, we had
her. We had Kelly and we lost her.
Castiel: And if you find her again?
Dean: Sam’s working on it. Of course, he’s
hell-bent on finding something that doesn’t mean killing her or her kid.
Castiel: Right. And if he doesn’t find
something? If you run out of time, could either
of you kill an innocent?
Here the plural form of
the words is clearly given. Cas clarifies this time with *either of you* which
further enhances the singular form of *you* in his previous line (just like in the 12x12 love confession).
will find a better way.
Castiel: (gestures to both himself and Dean) You
Dean: Yes, dumbass. We. You, me, and Sam,
we’re just better together. So now that you’re back, let’s go, Team Free Will.
Let’s get it done.
Castiel: I’d like that.
Dean: Great. And I’d like a beer.
Finally, this moment
brought into text the ambiguity itself, proof that there is INDEED a
miscommunication going on between them. Castiel asks for clarification on that
final *we* because he isn’t sure if he is included in Dean’s plans, Dean
clarifies that he is, and confirms that the *we* means all 3 of them. This
That final moment is a
real kicker because it proves several thing:
The miscommunication is
real between the characters (starting in 11x23 imo) and a big problem in terms
of their relationships.
The audience is being
invited to question these ambiguous meanings, since they have now seen a
character specifically question them.
The writers are aware of
the ambiguity and are intentionally writing it that way.
Added to this that in
the episode following this one, the characters even further highlight the
miscommunication found using plural terms. Max and Alicia constantly squabble
over her use of *we* when really she means *I* because Max doesn’t want the
Winchesters to think that he is overreacting like his sister. This happens
throughout 12x20 to the point where by the end of the episode, it’s pretty much
drummed into our brains that when Alicia says *we* or *us* she means *I*. The
writers are specifically trying to get the audience to realise this and apply
It’s almost a neon sign
really. 12x19 and 12x20 both go out of their way to prove a point. Words are misleading.
But they want us to think about this. They wouldn’t have spent so long having characters question the words used if they didn’t.
Therefore its no real leap for us to question Cas’s use of the word *you* and how he means it, since it was right there in 12x19 amongst all of Dean’s *we’s* that mean *I’s* and so on…
It may not be a clear distinction in either his *i wanted a win for you* in 12x19, or his *i love you* in 12x12, but the comparison is there, and made clearer by both Dean and then Alicia’s insistence in using plural words to group in other people where they really mean the singular form.
If we are being told to watch out for it, then we damn well will watch out for it, and Cas’s “I love you” was not for the group- plural. It was for Dean. Just like so many other times he has said *you* and meant Dean and only Dean when other people are around. This is what Cas has been doing for years but it is only now that we are specifically given hints in the text to look out for this ambiguity and actually question it. So keep questioning it, and hopefully it won’t remain ambiguous for too much longer.
requested: can you do one where y/n & Shawn are both denying the relationship, but the love is so obvious that it soon becomes too much to deny anymore?
pairing: reader x Shawn Mendes
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a/n: ok, you guys really gotta tell me what you think. I really love this one and I think it may be one of my best so far. also, great songs to listen to for this are friends by ed sheeran & i found by amber run :)
Even though the space was large, the room was crowded with unfamiliar bodies and whispers about the two of you.
Is okay to base a story off of your art? I’ve recently been very inspired by your art, and it’s really pushing me out of my writers block
Yes absolutely! I’ve been asked this a few times and I’m sorry I keep forgetting to respond–you’re more than welcome to write stories/anything you’d like based off of my work. If you do write something, feel free to message me a link/tag me in it; I’d love to read it ♥