We’ve had to institute a new rule: No NYOOTing during sex.
I blame you guys.
Season 9 - Sammy Brainy Moments: Everybody Hates Hitler (1/?)
Dean: Is it a combination?
Sam memorized the filing system from the Library of Congress, knowing right away it was “Science”. This makes me imagine all those days he spent in the library doing research for a hunt, wandering up and down the stacks, falling asleep in the mythology section.
I love Dean’s little smirk at the end. He’s like “See look how smart my little brother is. That’s my Sammy for you.”
I’ll bet Sam can do Dewey Decimal as well. And I bet the MoL have their own arcane cataloguing system, and mastering it has been one of Sam’s favorite things in the last year. And, you know, even in the magic climate control of the bunker, some of the collection is not in the best shape. Sam is going to start reading up on preservation and conservation. He’s going to get into rare books, because that is one amazing collection they’ve got, and if he doesn’t look after it, who will? He’s going to sign up for the occasional session of Rare Book School, a few days in summer when he’s not hunting or dealing with the end of the universe, just getting into codicology. And you think with the kind of books and manuscripts Sam’s dealing with it’s just the texts that are significant? No, I bet there are arcane and magical things with typefaces and bindings and watermarks and scripts, and Sam is going to be figuring out whole new layers of meaning. He’s going to find a few, scattered scholars from the organization Aaron’s grandfather was in, and from other organizations in other traditions, and he’s going to visit some other libraries. And he’s going to do it in a sweater vest, because it feels right on him, it doesn’t feel like one of their disguises, it feels like who’s he’s becoming. And maybe peering at glosses will eventually put a strain on his eyes, and he’ll need glasses.
I may have thought about this.
this entire post is so arousing oh god
sam’s season 9 character arc — setting boundaries and extricating himself from dean’s codependency and maybe even the winchester family worldview of him being evil inside — is deeply and pretty purely psychological, while dean’s — going darkside, basically — is wrapped up in the fantasy elements of working with demons and taking on the mark of cain.
one of the things that i’ve been struggling with most is how to interpret the element of the mark of cain in dean’s character development. i think that in order for dean’s character to progress, going darkside has to be treated as a natural consequence of his personality and his choices since the beginning of the show.
if you read season 9 through the lens of dean crossing from a psychological horror hero to a fantasy hero, the introduction of the mark as a major force makes more sense. even if the show does attribute dean’s darkness to the mark (and i still have hopes that it won’t, partly because of the stuff crowley said in “mother’s little helper” about dean’s true self), it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re letting him off the hook for his bad behavior. they can use the mark as a [fantasy] storytelling device without making it a [psychological] excuse.
(not to get ahead of myself, but having a symbolic vehicle for his darkness might allow the show to eventually bring dean back from the dark side in a satisfying and convincing way, without handwaving away all the truly awful shit he’s done. as a psychological horror hero, he’d either have to go dark and stay there, or we’d have to spend a lot of time watching him slog through his inner psychological bullshit, which doesn’t actually make for great tv. as a fantasy hero, he can overcome his darkness in some decisive, outwardly-manifested battle, which carries the symbolic weight of battling his inner demons but is a lot more fun to watch.)
the other thing i struggle with is whether sam is ever going to get his redemption. that’s his hero’s journey: he was made evil inside as a child, and he has to get clean. that story reached a climax at the season 8 finale, when he almost reached redemption but was thwarted by dean talking him into stopping the trials. now, as a fantasy hero, it doesn’t look like he’ll ever get it. none of the fantasy arcs we’re dealing with — abbadon, crowley, heaven — carry the same purifying potential for sam.
but what sam has been doing is dealing with the psychological horrors in his life. escaping the mindfuckery of gadreel’s possession and dean’s gaslighting about it, realizing his relationship with dean is toxic, setting boundaries with him and maintaining them, grappling with his guilt over kevin’s death, recognizing his psychological trauma in others (codependency in the ghostfacers, soulessness in abbadon’s “recruits”) and helping them deal with it.
and if you read sam’s season 9 arc as psychological, you know what it starts to look like? redemption. liberation.
It’s even worse. From the article: “They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’”
I admit that I love it when Misha touches himself.
unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture
(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)
YES! Make it available in children’s sizes, too. I want one for me and one for my daughter.
I have a bone to pick with some of you anons…
Dean pouts, sexily answers phone
none pizza with left beef
It should be a rule of Tumblr to always reblog none pizza with left beef
ive missed you
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This is an ancient Roman amulet for luck. Yes those are flying penises.
Also of note, the Roman god of marriage, Mutunus Tutunus, whose name is derived from two Latin slang words for penis. His name is essentially Dick Wiener. If you have ever wondered just how much like us the Romans were, read the etymology section.
It’s a flying fuck.
It used to be given, and now look, it’s no more.
LITERALLY. A FLYING FUCK.
The image links in that article are dead by now, but they were pretty much these:
(with some phallic litter-bearers)
(mm, vaginal litter)
No, I’m serious, these are really replicas of genuine medieval ‘tourist; badges - the precursor of the tourism industry was the pilgrimage industry, and it was just about as classy.
do you think the angels have secret meetings to fangirl all over castiel and they have t-shirts and personalized mugs and do fanart and write self-insertion fanfiction and gush about how pretty he is and how powerful and how beautiful his wings are and how they totally want to tap that because i do
Inias scribbled down yet another couple of lines before he pushed the laptop away and looked at Samandriel jealously, or rather at the t-shirt that Samandriel was wearing. It had lines on it that more than indicated that Dean Winchester, God’s chosen and the most righteous of humans, had an intimate relationship with Inias’s brother. Still, Inias wanted a similar piece of human clothing. He also wanted what Dean Winchester had, but he wasn’t going to tell Samandriel that. It was easier just to write it down and pretend that he liked writing about Castiel having sex with the Dean. It was acceptable — he knew that Samandriel had a similar crush. At least Inias hadn’t sunk so low as to let Gabriel’s relationship with Sam Winchester inspire him to write more stories that would make their father ashamed of him.If he were to write them, keeping Gabriel in character, he’d have to write kinks he wasn’t comfortable with. He liked a heroic, brave, honest Castiel, one who sacrificed everything for his beloved Dean.
"Does the Internet have t-shirts?" Inias inquired. Samandriel had taught him to type on a computer, but Inias was yet to grasp fully how the Internet worked. His angelic powers were either too weak or too strong.
Samandriel rubbed a hand across “Some hunters marry their angel”. “Yes.” Samandriel reached for the computer, turning it around. “And they have iPhone covers and prints. I ordered this one,” he said and pointed at a mug with Castiel’s face on it. And his… appendage.
"Oh." Inias reached for the screen, sliding a finger across the picture. "It is very… lifelike. I’d… I’d like to…"
"The wings look so real," Samandriel whispered. "Castiel has such soft wings."
"They are perfect. The color—" Inias breathed. "Wings out, and an angel sword in one hand…"
"Yeah," Samandriel breathed. "Etsy does have it on a pillow too."
Inias blushed. He imagined himself resting on a bed or a cloud, the pillow next to him. He looked at the page again, at the name of the artist. Michael Cage. Michael Cage? Inias shook his head in denial and closed the lid of the laptop. He’d thought an archangel would have been a bit more discreet. Michael was a fool. Even Inias had been taught how to use a sockpuppet. Then again, Michael shipped Sam with the banned one. He’d probably been residing with Lucifer a bit too long.
"I got the trench coat for you, though," Samandriel said, smiling innocently. "And Amazon — that’d be the website, not the actual place — are shipping the amulet today." He put his hand on Inias’s arm, running fingers down to caress Inias’s hand. "If we’re lucky we have everything we need for cosplaying tomorrow."
Inias imagined for a second Castiel in Dean Winchester’s bed before more interesting thoughts took over. “Hester and Rachel are coming over. They want to watch Season Four all over again.”
"After," Samandriel said, leaning in to kiss Inias on the mouth. "They are not staying all night."
List of horrible things I’ve endured today:
1. draft, right in the face
2. Whining noise at the top edge of my hearing range.
This is my new favorite thing in the history of life
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Take a few moments to look at this informative infographic about eating disorders and pregnancy, via NEDA.
Great advice! Also, if you’re planning a pregnancy, or are in the early stages of one, make sure you get enough vitamins (but not too much vitamin A). This can mean injections, if your eating disorder has depleted your body’s vitamin stores. Make sure that your pre-natal care provider has experience with pregnancy and eating disorders, because you have a higher risk of pregnancy complications.