Your art is simply amazing and when I saw that we are free to colour your lines I thought to myself ‘’ listen Beta, even if you don’t have drawing tablet, even if you don’t have printer and are to lazy to go to the neighbour, you have a damn photoshop and a mouse, for Christ sake go utilize this opportunity to colour meabhd’s lines.’’ And so here I am ^-^. I am not good at many things, drawing being one of them, but with that said I had to do this and I hope it looks… decent. I wish you all the luck with uni and stay awesome. <3
Lines made by
, coloured by me in photoshop using my damn slow mouse.
*careens in with pie and tea* Hiya! So my pile of compatriots and I were discussing s1/12 parallels and treefroggie noted that Dean offers John a machete in 1.20 the same way he offered Ketch a machete in 12.14, and we were wondering if you had other Ketch-as-John parallels scribbled down somewhere (other than Mary)
Ooh, now this is interesting.
*sets out pile of pillows to cushion your landing and gratefully accepts pie and tea*
I’ll start by saying that no one’s a “perfect mirror” of another character this season. Like Mick who was a partial mirror for Cas (a dark mirror at any rate, because he was shown NOT learning the same lessons that Cas did and failing to make the right choices that Cas did), a partial mirror for Sam (Hunter Hogwarts! Nerd BFF’s! but… yeesh that was like Voldemort Hogwarts and Sam wouldn’t have stood for what they actually teach), a partial mirror for Mary… I mean, loads of characters have been reflecting back bits and pieces of each other all season. None of the reflections are “perfect,” and most of them are only being used to draw small slivers of comparisons. Like, single plot point references.
Like Dean’s conversation with Mick in 12.16 where he confronts Mick outside the diner and gives a version of the speech he gave Cas in 4.22 about doing the right thing… unlike Cas, Mick didn’t really change after that confrontation. It was only after Sam talked him down from shooting Eileen in 12.17 that he relented even a little bit. Not even having seen Claire cured in 12.16 had made him question The Code… Mick never showed the doubts that were inherent in Cas’s character from very early on (4.07, really). We were being shown these slivers of comparison between them not to say “these things are similar on the surface” but “pay attention to how truly different these things are under the surface.”
So with that in mind, let’s talk about Ketch.
First of all, speaking of 4.07, I’ve been largely thinking of Ketch as a mirror of s4 Uriel. But also as a parallel to the Archangels (Michael in particular). So that right there should at least tangentially connect him to John…
And after recent discussion about about how angels’ vessels may “influence” them, well, Michael did occupy John’s vessel for a hot second back in 1978, and then Adam’s vessel (who was John’s son too… yet raised without really knowing anything about his father or his real life), I’m inclined to consider the sort of mindset that John had toward…. everything. Like Michael, he dealt in “black and white.” Absolutes. And he didn’t really live long enough to learn all the shades of grey that Sam and Dean have had to in the years since his death.
I mean, GORDON WALKER was introduced as a mirror character for John.
That should tell you something.
Because I’ve also compared Ketch to Gordon…
And back toward the beginning of the season the wilder spec was postulating that Ketch might not even be human. That he might be a literal monster himself, because of the mysterious way his character was introduced (focusing around his faceless monstrosity…)
Not to mention that the “ghost of John Winchester” has been hovering heavily all over s12, in everything from Mary’s reliance on his journal to acquaint herself with this modern world, to her journey back through her own past (revisiting the diner where they’d had their first date, etc.). We’ve been asked to notice how similar her “romanticization” of John’s memory is to the stories about Mary that John had always told to Sam and Dean… that were largely based on “alternative facts.”
As well as Mary’s relationship with Ketch… which is also based on a lack of understanding of who he really is. She doesn’t know the half of what WE’VE seen him do, but only sees this surface-level “hunter persona” that he’s allowed her to see.
She doesn’t know he killed Magda (but would Mary have even been on Sam and Dean’s side in letting Magda go? Or would Mary have believed her to be a monster too?). She doesn’t know he went back and murdered that entire army squadron at the prison. She doesn’t get that he didn’t care one whit whether Cas or Sam or Dean or ALL OF THEM had died in the mission to fetch the Colt.
I mean… she thinks what she’s doing with the MoL is hunting, because “killing the monsters” is what she always believed to be the goal of the hunt. Just like Dean did for a while in the early days. And even what we assume was John’s beliefs on the subject, because Dean had to learn that mindset somewhere, you know?
But Dean has UNLEARNED that mindset. So has Sam (though to be fair it was Sam who prodded Dean into unlearning it, and himself was the reason Dean had been so willing to unlearn it… he couldn’t let himself think that Sam was a monster that he might have to kill, you know?).
I think in some ways, Ketch’s inflexibility on his moral code is supposed to recall John Winchester, but like every other narrative mirror this season, it’s only showing us a small part of the big picture, you know? Because even John came around in the end, to a degree. He was far from perfect, but he wasn’t a monster in the same way Ketch is.
I think that’s why speculation this season has been nearly pointless, because the whole season is mirroring the past through a bunch of cracked and broken mirrors, and looking directly into any of them and trying to assemble a definitive image from them or a direct parallel to the past is just not possible. But we are being given little glimpses of insight based on those imperfect reflections, so the parallels are still definitely interesting. I’m just not sure it’s possible to understand the entire picture until the whole story plays out.
A/N: This is my submission for @dancingalone21‘s AU Funny Quote Challenge [ x ]. This is an AU, in the fact that Sam and Dean are not hunters. I didn’t really get a chance to specify that in the story, but that’s really all I could think of. I haven’t written anything in a while, so I hope you guys like it. Let me know what you think! ♥
Word Count: 1,529
Warnings: - language.
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*gif is not mine.
It was Sam’s birthday, and you decided last minute to make him a cake - from scratch. You had never baked anything that didn’t come in a box with specific instructions, so you were nervous it would come out horrible. Sam wasn’t one for sweets anyway, but everyone deserved a treat on their birthday, and he was going to eat it if you had to force it down his throat.
Whenever I have heard racist people complain about their “jobs” being “stolen”, whether online or in person, it’s usually referring to Mexicans or Latinxs they think are Mexican because they’re stupid and think every Latinx from Central or South America is Mexican.
Anti Latinx racism is fucking strong worldwide and I want to say “white people” in that above paragraph BUT sadly it refers to anyone that isn’t Latinx.. non Latinx POC I’m looking right at you, too. You are NOT exempt from that bullshit. You’re not. I hear you saying “build the wall”- sometimes more than fucking white people 👀 You’re just as gross as a Nazi or Klan member so while you’re punching them, you can punch your own damn face as well you nasty hypocrites. In the US, Latinxs are treated like trash.
had been weeks since the demon had made his presence known to Dean or to you.
Weeks since Dean had shoved you into solitary. Sam had found out within a few
days that the demon used to be an inmate, David, who was wrongly accused of killing
a cop. Once he was in prison he was murdered by a gang of guards and cops who
didn’t take kindly to crimes against their own. He wasn’t a truly innocent man.
He was a rapist and a murderer, but he wasn’t a cop killer. He ended up in Hell
and became a demon, coming back to this prison to exact some twisted revenge.
grown closer to Dean over the weeks. Incredibly close. He’d managed to keep you
in solitary confinement, always giving a reason why you had to stay there. He
kept the other guards away. You didn’t ask how, but their visits to your cell
were few and far between and you were thankful.
it was the confinement. Maybe it was that he was your only real human contact. But
you could swear there were lingering touches, longer than necessary glances,
comfortable silences. You were falling for him and you were pretty sure he was
falling for you.