i made a graph of my personality
Are you Dean Winchester?
i made a graph of my personality
Are you Dean Winchester?
I just saw someone say they were in pre-school on September 11th. I was in 8th grade. I can’t even deal with the ridiculousness. how are you NOT still a fetus? chiiiiiiiiile.
Grown folks tumblr. Tumblr old enough to rent a car from Enterprise. Where you at?
Over here, drinking bourbon and chilling with my anti-wrinkle facial mask on.
hahaha I’m drinking hot tea and resting lol
Crying because what the fuck… What.
We’re definitely out here
Hell yeah, Grown Ass Tumblr.
*raises hand* Right here.
Right in the feels.
Its official. Someone’s on Tumblr.
Patients taking the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) should be aware that the drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a recall of one lot of the medications after they discovered one bottle contained a heart drug used to treat atrial fibrillation.
The medication found is Tikosyn that was discovered in one bottle of Effexor XR. The heart medication could cause abnormal heartbeat that could cause symptoms of dizziness, sweating, pallor and fainting.
Patients should check their antidepressant for lot numbers 130142 and V130140, with expiration date of October 2015. Also recalled is Effexor XR with Greenstone lot number V130014, which expires in August 2015.
The antidepressant recall includes two lots of Effexor XR® 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules and one lot of Greenstone’s Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules.
The FDA warns the interaction between the heart drug Tikosyn and venlafaxine “could be fatal”.
Hi friends - if you know anyone who might use the medication, please reblog/signal boost
well fuck i’ll have to check mine when i get home
who picked this stock photo.
“No one wants marshmallows?” Dean asks as Cas gets up to help pack things away. It might be obvious, but Dean snags the sleeve of Cas’s sweatshirt. “I thought marshmallows were your favorite part of having a fire.”
Cas turns, and parts of his face are lit by the fire; the tip of his nose, a curve of one cheekbone. Dean knows, even though he can’t see clearly, that Cas is pleased Dean’s remembered the marshmallows. And, Dean hopes, Cas is pleased that Dean’s offered to stay out and roast them with him.
Tinfoil Dinners by @tamryneradani
When I read these paragraphs, I knew I wanted to draw Cas in the firelight. I’m still working out how this whole digital art thingie works, but for a first work with light on a dark background, it’s not too bad, I think. (Yes, the nose got crooked, I know, and I still haven’t figured out how to hint at parts in the shadow, so the other eye is hideous.)
So… Today, I messaged someone about why a “reasonable” TERF article was transphobic, and I confronted an MRA on FB. I think I’ll go hide in a hole now, thanks.
Sure, no problem.
In 9x03, the character known as April Kelly was actually two people: April the human, and a Reaper who possessed her.
"But Reapers can’t possess people? They’re supernatural creatures who can manifest their own forms. This is pretty well established."
Yeah, I know. We all know. Nobody understands why this was changed for no reason and no explanation in-episode (leading to quite a bit of confusion of just what was going on; at least when Adam Glass altered the werewolf mythos in 9x12, he explained it within the episode). Buckner and Ross-Lemming apparently decided to retcon this, for no other reason I can see other than to make sure a human woman got raped. The only other option is B&R-L have no idea about how their own show works, and there is nobody there to correct them. But they don’t get a free pass for negligence.
Because sex with possessed people is rape (of the human host). The human is not in control of their body, they cannot consent to sex. Supernatural has established this in the past, the whole reason Ruby 2.0 had an empty vessel was so Sam wouldn’t be a rapist. Please see this post by thatonesnorlax as to why Season 9’s writing team really had no excuse for not knowing this. Even if all the writers weren’t there during that season, it’s their job to know the rules of the world they write for. Not to mention that consent in regards to possession was a pretty big issue for Dean and Sam, and it shouldn’t only be an issue when it’s with them.
We do know that the Reaper possessed April and that she was alive and conscious when it did, because in the Reaper’s own words: "It’s probably pointless, washing the blood out of your shirt, really. It’s the kind of thing the real April would have done. Mm. I miss being her. Very sweet. Didn’t mind me entering her one bit." And since some have tried to say the ‘didn’t mind me entering her’ bit should be taken as April’s consent to the possession, I would just like to point out that no, it doesn’t. Not only should we not take a rapist’s word about whether or not somebody liked being entered by them, but only Angels need consent to possess (they were rather proud of this fact, they felt it made them different, better, than demons, although they apparently had no issue with consent being coerced or tricked). And even if she did, consent to one act does not imply consent to all acts.
(And no, Jimmy is no longer home. Not only did Cas mention being brain-dead in 5x22, as Ruby’s empty vessel was, but earlier this season Cas said outright ‘Kill the angel, kill the host’, so Jimmy died when Raphael smote him.)
Although Cas was coerced into being the unwitting accomplice in a rape, he is not to blame for it, it was not his fault. I cannot stress that fact enough, he was a victim in this. The Reaper is to blame, for both his and Human!April’s rapes.
Cas’s consent was coerced, both because he did not know that there was a human girl there to be raped, and because the Reaper preyed upon his need for food and shelter to lure him into a trap, and sex tied to access to food and shelter cannot be freely chosen (especially not by those in desperate need for both) therefor it cannot be consented to. Sexual assault of that nature is called ‘survival sex’ and survival sex is rape.
Cas may have agreed to the sex, but he did not consent. There’s a difference. You can agree to things you do not or cannot consent to. A prisoner can agree to sex with their jailer, but they cannot consent to it. A twelve-year old can agree to sex with their teacher, but they cannot consent to it. You can agree to do what a person with a gun to your head tells you to do, but you cannot consent to it. Sansa Stark agreed to marry Tyrion Lannister, but she did not consent to it. Dean agreed to torture souls in Hell after 30 years of being tortured by Alastair, but he could not consent to it.
The ‘joking’ part of my complaint comes into play in the bar scene of 9x09, which was just pointlessly cruel to bring up the subject of the sexual attractiveness of April, a dead rape victim. I mean, aside from the fact that it is painfully out of character for Cas to wax on about someone’s ‘hotness’, the fact that it’s the hotness of the woman he unwittingly raped is just inexcusable (I don’t blame the character, I blame the writers and their disturbing and gross understanding of consent). And they only brought it up to agitate Destiel fans, however in their malicious eagerness they failed to realize what they were actually doing was making rape jokes and mocking rape victims.
I can and have gone on a great length about this subject, so I’m just going to direct you to several links, for further explanations about why 9x03 was some fucked-up bullshit: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] (I do have masterpost I need to finish on the Cas/April situation that includes all this information in one place, I really need to get my ass in gear about that)
And you know, as much as I wouldn’t like it, had the writers intentions been this lack of consent all around, this noncon two-man threeway, that would be one thing. Maybe they wouldn’t write a rape story particularly well, maybe it would still have some problematic issues, but at least it would be understood to be a rape story. However this wasn’t the case. I know this because Robbie Thompson confirmed to a fan on Twitter that the scene was not intended to be rape (and so far, he is the only writer to address this issue at all, though the other writers have been asked; Misha Collins does seem to understand the consent issues, he complained at Chicon about the lack of consent in that encounter). However, just because the writers didn’t intend for this to be rape doesn’t make it any less rape. Robin Thicke probably didn’t intend to write a pro-rape anthem with Blurred Lines, but that doesn’t make the song any less of a pro-rape anthem.
Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Lemming have normalized a rape in their scripts for 9x03 and 9x09. Which is to say, they wrote a sexual encounter where someone could not and did not offer informed and uncoerced consent, which would make the encounter rape/sexual assault, yet they treated the encounter as though it were consensual sex. They did not recognize rape as they wrote it, and therefor felt fine joking about it. But I am not obligated to normalize rape just because they did so. That is their problem, not mine. What happened to Cas and April was rape in sex’s clothing.
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Husband: *grabs my butt*
Me: “Whoa! Not that I mind, but some forewarning would have been nice.”
Husband: “Don’t you mean aft-warning?”
//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.
(Remember that these are not universal. Read up on your particular culture if your setting is historical.)
I’m officially giving up on this fic. It’s very well written, but Dean and Cas are so OOC. I can see them falling for each other while in another relationship, but I can’t see them cheating for months once they’ve acknowledged those feelings. (There are also some scenes with sex while covered in paint that squicked me.)
Spoiler: They both have HIV, they don’t disclose, and they have unprotected sex. That was the final straw for me.
Davis’ era of Doctor Who was about morality and humanity and what it means to be both.
Moffat’s era of Doctor Who has been about consequences and whether the ends are worth the means.
So please stop trying to compare the two as it is completely pointless. Their different. Get over it.
Can’t say I agree with that, sorry. Most of the consequences in Mofftat’s Who are nullified, so there is little progress for characters, themes and the plot (in many ways, I’d argue that they’re pretty stumped). For instance, all of the main characters who have died, come back to life without there being any long term impact on their character (it got to the point where Rory was pretty blasé about it because he’d experienced it so often with no repercussions - he’d always come back, no matter what), and Amy was very much back to normal pretty quickly after being forced to go through with a pregnancy that she never indicated that she wanted, and then losing said baby after its kidnapped - the same goes for Rory on this point too, which doesn’t make much sense considering that it had to have impacted on their relationship in some way, as well as their own psychological health. The closest we got to seeing any consequences was a wee minisode where Amy asks the Doctor if he’s found Melody yet via a telephone call, and a couple of lines in Let’s Kill Hitler and The Wedding of River Song - there literally is no other indication that this loss has impacted them in any other way. Unless, of course, you count the fact that they forcibly sterilised Amy (which is never explored as to why this happened, or the impact it’s had on Amy beyond guilt that she and Rory can’t have more biological children together), but it’s arguable that that’s a separate - but related - issue from losing Melody soon after her birth, rather than a direct consequence.
As for whether or not the ends justify the means in Moffat’s Who, there is little exploration of this happening; if anything, we and the companion(s) are expected to accept the Doctor’s reasoning for things - assuming we’re given a reason at all. For instance, the Doctor failing to find Melody because he went off to do other things - after promising Amy and Rory that he would - is not excused by her growing up with them as a friend, since they are two different types of relationship, and that they are in the dark over this fact for an unnecessarily long period of time. Another example is that of manipulating the human race to murder the Silence on sight (via the clip that Canton recorded), even though there was a distinct lack of information regarding the threat they apparently posed, as well as what they were trying to do and why. At no point during or after this double episode do they explore the theme of whether or not this was the right thing to do, and if there were any other alternatives solutions available to the “problem” the Silence posed. Moreover, in The Time of the Doctor, the Doctor goes to war because of the crack in the universe that hides the Time Lords, thereby endangering the lives of the citizens of Christmas town for at least 300 years. Not once is the theme of whether or not this is the right course of action for the Doctor to take debated, despite the negative implications - both long and short term - it’s likely to have had on its citizens and the Church of the Papal Mainframe - and any that do occur (e.g. Tasha Lem being turned into a Dalek) is treated as a simple problem that can be solved right there and then, rather than as either a direct consequence of the situation at hand (i.e. the war over the crack), or if there’s the possibility that it may have happened anyway; in other words, there’s little to illustrate that there’s any thought to the bigger picture beyond that of the immediate situation and/or the Doctor’s obsession with the crack.
So, instead of saying that Moffat’s era has been about consequences and whether the ends are worth the means, I’d say that Moffat’s era has been more focused on the apparent God-like status/importance of the Doctor, with a side helping of fairy tales.