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*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.

Heeeey, Rashomon Effect. :P

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Since my food stamps post about the woman using food stamps while wearing a north face coat is circulating again I thought I’d throw something out there. The other day I was thrift shopping and I found a north face hoodie in my size. I payed 8 dollars for a hoodie that retails for 45-80 dollars. Just goes to show that you absolutely cannot judge someone’s status by what they are wearing. And even if you do go there, being poor does not mean you are undeserving of quality items. If you saved up to buy something nice that’s going to last longer than one of those thin Walmart jackets, you deserve it and that is nobody else’s business.

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I can’t get over the idea of Henry and Bendy throwing puns at each other!

Comic inspired by @doodledrawsthings Hells Studio AU
and @whatisthisnonsense ‘s and @squigglydigglydoo ‘s amazing fanfic 
(and with @doodledrawsthings ‘s Henry design)

@everestcresent helped me out with 100% of the puns on this comic and their my bestie. Please go check out their blog!


And this comic, had a LOT of alternate possible routs (5+ written down)
So, below the cut is one of those alt routs (which has bonus panels)
(the rest will merely be in the tags)

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my homemade facial masks

*this are my own recipes

chéri romantique

(this one is help firm and tone your skin,  moisturizes and hydrates.)

6 tsp fresh rose petals (or 3 tsp dried), 1 quart minarel water, 2 tsp honey, 1 tbsp rose water, 2 tbsp wheat flour

mix all of them together and apply all over your face. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse. 

exquisite fae

(this moisturizes and hydrates your skin and will leave your face more glowing and helps to cleanse the dirt responsible for causing acne.)

2 mashed strawberies, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp oatmeal, 1 tsp fresh cream 

mix all of them together and apply all over your face. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and wash your face with hot water.

sirène fraîche

(this one soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. And the best hangover cure)

mix 1 teaspoon of sea salt (use sea salt not table salt) with 3 tsp of hot water (if you use minarel water it would be better) in a bowl or cup stir until the sea salt is dissolved. mix in 2 tsp of aloe vera gel. Apply all over your face, leave on for 10 minutes and wash it gently.

soigné

(this one helps cleanse, soothe skin and reduce allergy symptoms)

2 tsp honey,1 tsp plain yogurt, 1 or 2 drop coconut oil, 1 drop lavender oil

mix them together and apply your face, leave on for 15 minutes and wash your face.

milkyway

(this one calm breakouts, heals withered skin.rehydrates and renews skin)

1 tbsp milk, ¼ ripe avacado, 1 tsp oatmeal

mix them together and apply all over your face leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and wash your face with cold water.