Urgh I’m still not over the use of this line. Not because it was long-foretold (hehe) but because it’s so *cruel*. Inigo Montoya won and it’s pretty much the best and only closure the book actually had, if you read it all the way through to the end (yeah I got given that book as a kid because it was about princesses and true wuv and instead I learned about murder and revenge and post modern storytelling and I think we can guess what left a more lasting impression on me :P). The reason the line is so powerful is because of how it’s repeated so often through the book; it’s a symbol of desperate revenge and a character whose life is narrowed down to nothing more than the chance to say those words. The line is symbolic of not just the revenge, but the incredible, *satisfying* pay off when Inigo Montoya finally says the line to the correct man and gets his revenge. That’s when the line pays for itself and that’s why we remember it. The *closure* it brought to what could have been a far less memorable revenge arc.
This was not just a random appropriately themed pop culture reference thrown in to make you laugh. It was the absolutely worst thing Dean could possibly have said to Cole and I’m pretty sure he knew it despite having zero interest in his back story or memory of the incident. Dean filled the role of the six-fingered man epically in this regard but in the retelling of the story Dean is weaving the six-fingered man wins. We know Dean’s not gonna get killed off randomly by Cole for real at any point in the show anyway because plot armour, and so even though Cole’s staggering off to prepare for round two of “my name is Inigo Montoya”, he’s never going to get it his way and we know that. All Dean can do if he is cured and meets Cole again with compassion back in his emotional range, is do him the kindness he denied him in this scene and kill him, because at this point the show has been taunting Cole from the start and it’s only getting worse. I don’t feel sorry for the character in-show overly, but in a meta way the amount of dramatic irony and narrative pain he’s swimming through is killing me.
And it’s all the fault of this line. Urgh.
Stiles bent further down, heartbeat pulsing in his throat, and licked across the head of Derek’s dick. He went to curl his hand around it again but misjudged the distance, ending up touching Derek’s balls instead. Derek twitched.
Testiculos habet, Stiles thought ridiculously, et bene penendes. He pulled off to stifle a laugh.
Derek looked on, amused.
“Sorry,” Stiles said. “I— you know what, never mind, you really don’t wanna know.
The Chemistry Between Us by coffeeinallcaps
Painfully in character college AU.
Do you think he’d actually stop destiel from being requited from Dean’s behalf? And on another level, do you think he may have already expressed this to the writers last year which maybe explains why Destiel was great in subtext but felt so light in actual onscreen presence. Maybe the writers have already decided to go with either full subtext or half confirmed on Castiel’s side because of Jensen’s resistance. Would that be a fair outcome to the story being told? Because I’d feel cheated. :(
Prefaced by the should-be-obvious-but-just-in-case statement: THIS IS ALL SPECULATION. I COULD BE COMPLETELY WRONG ABOUT THEIR INTENTIONS HERE. But it’s all backed up with good, solid story structure. I just know this is what I would do if I was writing the show this season. :)
Patience, young padawan. It’s looking more and more likely that 11 seasons are in the cards, which means we have time. THE moment - the kiss, the declaration, the mutual whatever - will come at the end of the show, and not before. And that’s a good thing - because that makes it endgame, that makes it non-negotiable, that means they can’t screw it up for the sake of dragging out storylines and creating conflict. And that means we get to have it forever - no one will ever be able to take that away from us. :’)
The reason I think we may be headed toward textual confirmation on Cas’ side is because, as I stated, it’s an easier pill to swallow (for the uninitiated or the unwilling). Cas is an angel, he’s enigmatic, he’s not one of the two “main” leads, he technically isn’t a dude at all. Cas’ buildup in season 9 is more recent than Dean’s in season 8 (my take on the matter is that after his rip-your-heart-out “I need you” confession went unreciprocated in 8x17, Dean closed his heart right back up again, which is a contributing factor to his descent in season 9). Cas’ entire storyline right now is about him choosing a purpose: helping the angels, or saving Dean Winchester. The textual words “he’s in love” accompanied a pivotal, season-ending scene where Cas gave up everything he had for Dean. I think as season 10 goes on we will only get more and more blatant examples of what Cas might soon realize is going on in his heart (helped along by Hannah’s own journey of discovery).
Storywise, Cas is closer right now to realization. His trajectory this season seems poised to point him in the right direction. And audience-wise, if carefully done this season, textual acknowledgement of Cas’ feelings for Dean would be a baby step (as opposed to the same happening for DEAN the NO HOMO DUDEBRO Winchester).
Do I think they would leave it at that? No. They could. It would be an out, if everyone in the entire world hated it and the network ordered them not to go any farther, they could leave it tragically unrequited but ugh, that would really frustrate the structure and planned endings they’re aiming for, wouldn’t it? I don’t think that’s the plan.
Cas’ confession would be the first textual step towards making Destiel happen - it would shock some people. It would make them go “holy shit.” And then it would make them go “But Dean doesn’t love him back… does he?”
Of course he does. But it’s the first time these hypothetical audience members would have asked themselves that question.
Now, armed with new possibilities, curiosity, and media choruses of are-they-gonna-go-there, Season 11 answers the question.
Now I’ve rambled on for ages and not actually answered yours. I don’t have any idea what Jensen thinks of the possibility of Destiel. I don’t know who’s talked about it, what’s been discussed. I can tell you that his performance is 100% on board, and that’s all that matters. I honestly don’t think he has the power to veto this even if he wanted to, and if he tried I think Carver would probably sit down with him and say “look, I know you are uncomfortable/don’t get it/don’t want it/whatever, but this is literally what we’ve been headed towards since I took over this show and to jump ship now would be to derail the entire structure…” like, I just don’t think Jensen could stop this train. Full speed ahead. :)
As for why season 9 seemed less obvious on the Destiel front, I truly think the answer is that season 8 was playing for all it was worth - in case it was going to be the last season. They really weren’t all that sure of their ratings after season 7. The show has had an incredible turnaround. Season 11 already seems like a sure thing. They’ve slowed the pace. I’m serious, look at season 8, look at 8x17, look at the original “I love you” line written - one of the ones, as you mentioned, that Jensen changed (I’m glad he did). If that was going to be the last season, which it’s likely they still didn’t know when Robbie wrote that episode, that could have been played as one hell of a pivotal, relationship-turning scene for them.
The awesome thing about all this is, season eight can give us a lot of clues as to where we are headed. And from the Destiel side of things, it looks pretty good, doesn’t it?
TLDR; Cas is closer to realization of his feelings than Dean is and Cas being in love with Dean is an easier sell to the GA. We don’t actually know what Jensen thinks of Destiel but his performance says he’s cool with it and I’m reasonably certain that even he doesn’t have the power to derail it completely. And finally, look to season 8 as an indication of the writers’ eventual intentions. It’s all there.
You know, I hadn’t thought of that “I love you” being a HOLY SHIT moment if season 8 was going to be the end of the series, but…
Yeah, I hadn’t ever thought about it until I was writing that response but… it makes sense, doesn’t it? If they weren’t sure if they were going to get another season, we can look to season 8 for a pretty good indication of their endgame intentions on a whole lot of levels…
there’s a “photo” going around of Emma Watson wearing a dress that is see-through at the top, showing her breasts, and because apparently literally nobody has any common sense, most people are assuming that it’s real and are reblogging it.
i get that the way it’s being framed on tumblr is as a woman taking back her right to her body and her sexuality and making a choice after 4chan threatened to release nude photos, but in reality it’s literally the opposite. it’s something some gross sweaty misogynistic asshole made in photoshop with the intent of humiliating and violating her. please don’t reblog it, don’t contribute to it, and if you see people reblogging it, let them know.
Hemingway Can Suck It | Teen | 10k
“For those of you who just transferred into this class or simply decided that day one wasn’t important enough to attend, I’m Professor Hale. Welcome to English 346, The American Novel.”
Stiles is pretty sure his mouth is hanging open right now and that his eyes are wide with shock, because holy fuck, he thinks he knows why his students transferred. Hell, if he was still an undergrad, he probably would have transferred, too.
(Or: In which Stiles is a Biology professor and Derek thinks he’s a student.)
It’s gorgeous, go read it!
I had a really, really weird dream. It ended with people invoking a goddess of the hearth, and she showed up looking like a mummy with a dire warning. “Don’t do skips with Mary-Clary,” she chanted until I woke up.
Since I’d rather not ignore a warning, I’ll have to ask: Does that ring a bell for anyone?
Jackson aside, I’ve discovered that I headcanon Lydia Martin as aromantic. (I can agree with late-blooming homoromantic, too, or possibly demiromantic.)
I’ve discovered that I really don’t like the “secretly wearing a vibrator” trope. I mean, I don’t mind a bit risky, semi-public sex, but that vibrator thing always feels too much like involving others in one’s kinks without consent.
if you identify as cis but haven’t actually taken time to sit down and examine and analyze your gender identity, it’s probably time to do that otherwise you’ve just given in to society forcing a significant part of your identity upon you.
if someones comfortable with their gender identity to the point that its not even on their mind then theres no need for them to analyse it
as someone who basically identifies as cis i think it’s very much important to examine your gender identity. it might lead to small things: e.g. after i did that i stopped shaving because i realized that i wasn’t doing it for myself. further, i’ve stopped seeing my own face as a gendered thing and this makes it easier for me to be respectful of the identities of others, and easier to be happy with the meatsack i live in. i think that it’s very important for cis people to consider what aspects of gendered existence we hold sacred. peeing in a segregated space? if so, why? i mean this is exactly the kind of question trans communities have been trying to get us to deal with forever and i think that answering it on a cultural level will come with exactly the type of introspection that OP is asking for.
some of the best advice i’ve got in college so far is “make strange what is comfortable” and hey, after you take it apart, you can put it right back together again if that’s what makes you happy but it’s still important to evaluate why you perform your gender the way you do and what rituals are essential to that? why are they essential? are they worth perpetuating? the answer might not always be yes EVEN for people comfortable with the label of their gender assigned at birth
also sometimes you find out that you weren’t actually comfortable with your gender in the first place, but rather socialized to not recognize/acknowledge your own discomfort, and that can be a really valuable thing to realize no matter what you choose to do with the knowledge
Reconsider your gender. Reconsider your sexual orientation. Reconsider your politics, your religion, your relationships. The answers might be important. The questioning is. (I make it a point to bring these things up about once every five years, or if they make me uncomfortable. I’ve changed a lot of my answers since I turned twenty; gender identity has changed three times.)
I watched this with Hulda (because of reasons), and I realized that Jeff Davis must have been a fan. Everything I love about the lighting in Teen Wolf is in this video, albeit exaggerated and eighties-y.
ALRIGHT MOTHERFUCKERS SETTLE DOWN FOR STORY TIME WITH AUNTY RAVI FOR A MINUTE, I HAVE SOME HISTORY TO SHARE WITH YOU.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF YORE, THE ONLY PLACES THAT THE GAY COMMUNITY COULD MEET UP AND HAVE FUN TOGETHER WERE IN MOB RUN FORMER SPEAK-EASIES. THESE BARS HAD BEEN RUN BY ORGANIZED CRIME SINCE PROHIBITION, AND MOST GANGSTERS DIDN’T GIVE TWO SHITS ABOUT WHO YOU WANTED TO DATE AS LONG AS YOU BOUGHT THEIR BOOZE.
THIS HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THE HIGH RATES OF ALCOHOLISM IN THE QUEER COMMUNITY BETWEEN 1960 AND 1990, BUT THAT’S ANOTHER MUCH MORE COMPLICATED STORY THAT I’LL SHARE ANOTHER DAY.
SO, IN THE TIME HONORED TRADITION OF COPS AND ORGANIZED CRIME WORKING TOGETHER TO SCREW EVERYONE OVER, THE POLICE WOULD RAID THESE BARS ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, PRIMARILY TO ENFORCE TWO LAWS. ONE WAS THAT NO MAN COULD BE WEARING MORE THAN THREE ARTICLES OF WOMEN’S CLOTHING, A CLASSIFICATION THAT COULD BE DETERMINED BY THE COPS THEMSELVES AT THE TIME. THE SECOND LAW WAS THAT ANY GAY SEX GOIN ON IN THE BACK ROOMS WAS CONSIDERED PROSTITUTION AND BOTH THE “HOOKER” AND THE “JOHN” WOULD BE ARRESTED FOR IT.
SO LIKE I SAID, THE POLICE WOULD MAKE THESE RAIDS ABOUT ONCE A MONTH AND ROUND UP AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE BARS AS THEY COULD TO ARREST THEM (EVEN THOUGH THE COPS HAD BEEN PAID OFF BY THE GANGS TO KEEP THE FUCK OUT) AND THEY WOULD STAND THERE WITH ALL THESE MEN AND WOMEN IN HANDCUFFS AT THE FRONT OF THE BAR WAITING FOR THE BARTENDER TO OPEN UP THE CASH REGISTER. IF THERE WAS ENOUGH MONEY IN THE REGISTER, THE COPS WOULD TAKE IT ALL AND LEAVE WITHOUT FILING ANY ARRESTS. IF THERE WASN’T, THEN ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN HANDCUFFS WOULD GET CARTED OFF TO THE COUNTY JAIL. THEIR NAMES WOULD BE PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL PAPERS ALONG WITH THE “CRIME” THEY HAD COMMITTED, AND MOST OF THEM WOULD GET FIRED FROM THEIR JOBS, LOSE THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, AND WIND UP DEADBEAT DRUNKS BY FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCE.
NATURALLY THERE WASN’T ANYTHING THE QUEER COMMUNITY COULD DO TO STOP THESE RAIDS BECAUSE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WAS HAPPY TO SEE THESE “CRIMINALS” GETTING PUNISHED.
SOMETIMES THE COPS WOULD RAID MORE THAN ONCE A MONTH, BECAUSE THEY WERE DICKS. THE BARS WOULDN’T HAVE ENOUGH CASH, AND THE PATRONS WOULD GO TO PRISON. IT WAS A BIG FUCKING DEAL.
ONE DAY, JUDY GARLAND’S FUNERAL HAPPENED. THERE’S A LOT OF DEBATE OVER HOW EXACTLY THIS PLAYED IN, BUT IT’S RELEVANT BECAUSE SHE WAS CONSIDERED AN ICON IN THE COMMUNITY AT THE TIME. WE WERE GRIEVING. PEOPLE WERE MISERABLE AND EMOTIONAL AND THERE HAD ALREADY BEEN TWO RAIDS AND SEVERAL ARRESTS THAT MONTH.
THE COPS SHOWED UP. THEY GRABBED A TON OF PEOPLE, THERE WAS PRACTICALLY NOTHING IN THE REGISTER BECAUSE OF THE EARLIER RAIDS, AND THE BAR HAD ALREADY SUFFERED A LOT OF ARRESTS THE LAST TIME THEY DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH CASH.
WE WERE GRIEVING. WE HAD RUN OUT OF PATIENCE. AND WE COULDN’T SAVE OUR PEOPLE FROM GETTING ARRESTED.
SO THIS ONE WOMAN GRABBED HER HIGH HEELED SHOE OFF HER FOOT AND THREW IT STRAIGHT AT AN OFFICER’S HEAD. SHE JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE TRANS, ALTHOUGH NATURALLY THIS WAS BEFORE MOST ANYONE COULD GET THE OPERATIONS NEEDED TO FIX THEIR DYSPHORIA SO SHE WAS CLASSIFIED BY THE POLICE AS A “MAN” AND WENT DOWN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AS A GAY MAN. EVENTUALLY THE MOVEMENT ADMITTED THAT IT HAD BEEN A DRAG QUEEN. JUST RECENTLY PEOPLE HAVE STARTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NO, SHE WAS TRANS.
ANYWAY, THIS WOMAN THREW HER SHOE AT AN OFFICER, AND EVERYONE FUCKING EXPLODED. THEY WENT ABSOLUTELY NUTS. THEY WERE SO ANGRY AND DEVASTATED AND HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE SO THEY STARTED A RIOT. THEY MANAGED TO GET THE POLICE OFFICERS TRAPPED IN A ROOM WHILE THEY TOOK OVER THE BAR, THE STREET, AND SEVERAL OF THE BLOCKS NEARBY. THE OFFICERS WERE MAKING RADIO CALLS OUT TO THE DEPARTMENT SAYING HOW FUCKING TERRIFIED THEY WERE AND HOW THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO DIE.
WE KEPT THE STREETS FOR THREE DAYS. THREE DAYS OF RIOTS THAT COULDN’T BE STOPPED, NO MATTER HOW MANY OFFICERS THEY BROUGHT IN, NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE DID. THREE DAYS OF ANGUISH AND RAGE. AND THEN IT ENDED. BUT THE MOVEMENT HAD BEEN BORN. IT WAS CREATED BY THE TRANS MEMBERS OF THE QUEER COMMUNITY AND THE BLACK MEMBERS WHO HAD GONE THROUGH THESE THINGS BEFORE IN THE RACE RIOTS OF THE 1960S. THEY BUILT THE MOVEMENT AND SPEAR-HEADED THE PROGRESS WE GAINED IN THE NEXT DECADE, BUT THEY GOT LEFT BEHIND. SAME AS THE WOMEN WHEN AMERICA GOT INDEPENDENCE, SAME AS THE LESBIANS AND BLACK WOMEN WHEN THE FEMINISTS GOT THE VOTE.
THEY WERE CONSIDERED TOO POLITICALLY RISKY BY THE “MEDIA HEADS” OF THE MOVEMENT BECAUSE THEIR DOUBLE MINORITY STATUS PUT TOO MUCH STRAIN ON THE PUBLIC’S ABILITY TO DEAL WITH CHANGE.
SO THAT’S THE STORY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS, MY LOVELIES. THE RIOTS STARTED BY TRANS MEMBERS OF THE QUEER COMMUNITY AND TURNED INTO A MOVEMENT ON THE BACKS OF THE BLACK WOMEN AND MEN WHO HAD SUFFERED BEFORE.
CONGRATULATIONS, YA’LL LEARNED SOMETHING NEW TODAY. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED HISTORY LESSONS WITH AUNTY RAVI.
HER NAME WAS MARSHA P JOHNSON
HER NAME WAS MARSHA P JOHNSON
we know her name
before she was murdered she told her story
cis queers have stolen her story and claimed it as their own
over and over and over again
marsha johnson was not a nameless faggot or an anonymous tranny
marsha johnson is our sister and our mother and WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN HER NAME
prairie-grass replied to your postThere’s a part of my brain that has spent the day trying to figure out how to link my accidental use of ‘bang with authority’ and the captain america rug together into a witty joke, but unfortunately I am not that guy… It’s there though! Somewhere!
Nobody bangs with more authority than Captain America.
Behold, my sudden and inexplicable desire to see Cap/Dean Winchester, if only to find out what happens when authority and anti-authority make out in an alley.
I’m pretty sure Dean on his knees is what happens.
I’m pretty sure you’re right.
And I’m equally sure that it’s fucking awesome.
It starts with “Son, just don’t.” and devolves from there.
*pulls up to the fanfic drive-thru window* uh yeah, i’ll take a fake relationship with a side of mutual pining and thinking the other isn’t interested, thanks
*sits down at the fanfic fine dining establishment* “I’ll take a fake relationship with a side of mutual pining and thinking the other isn’t interested, thanks.” “Will that be the 40 k, or the 85 k? We also have a 100 k+ WIP, if that suits your tastes, ma’am.”
I’m not fond of the late night phenomenon where I keep having profoundly disturbing insights into my own psyche via fictional characters.
Case in point: I identify with the no-nonsense, exasperated but loving parental figure, who’s a generation older than the protagonists. Examples include Sheriff Stilinski, Bobby Singer, Cordelia Vorkosigan, Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax, and Nynaeve al-Meara. I get fictional character crushes on the fast-talking, sarcastic, trickstery, pretty boys (not always pretty; not always boys). My list is long, but it includes Stiles Stilinski, Dean Winchester, Miles Vorkosigan, Neal Caffrey, and the Doctor.
At about 2 AM last night, I realised the unfortunate commonality between the lists. In particular, the three first names on the respective lists. Three is a pattern. Kill me now, I’m Iocaste.