cat people > dog people
but dogs > cats
"I see you in colors that don’t exist"
-Paul Matsumoto, I See You In Colors
My entry for the Supernatural Design Challenge! Please vote for it »»here «« if you like it!!
It would mean the world to me if this gets chosen in the top 20, and maybe go on to be chosen for printing on the official CW merchandise for SPN. And you can can help me by voting on the link so that I make into the top 20 and go on to the next round :)
am I sick from anxiety or am I actually physically ill? a memoir by me
am i lazy or horribly depressed: the sequel
does everyone hate me or am I just very insecure: the completion of the trilogy
A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin, the page D&D forgot to read
The Monday Meta Digest turns one year old today! In celebration of that, instead of flogging the week’s newest meta (no worries, there’ll be PLENTY next week), I’m gonna give y’all my Top Twelve that I’ve found over the course of the last year (or so!).
Some of these are old, and some are new, and sadly some of my all-time favourites have been lost along the way, and the list is spectacularly biased, but all of these are must-reads IMO. ;)
1. Dean Winchester and Childhood PTSD: An Examination of Personality Traits Common to Adult Survivors of Untreated Childhood PTSD by nekosmuse (reader discretion advised)
Dean’s broken psychology is one of the backbones of this show. What makes it so poignant is the fact that the sort of problems that Dean has, on a very base level underneath the ghosts and demons and such, are perfectly human traumas and tragedies.
3. I’m Poison: Dean Winchester’s Dark Side by @deanisthenewcain
The newest on this list, I believe, and probably the most quotable.
This one goes into some elements of the Winchester brothers’ upbringing that we don’t often think about, as well as many that we generally do.
5. Latchkey Hero: Masculinity, Class and the Gothic in Eric Kripke’s Supernatural by Julia Wright (reader discretion advised)
I daresay this is a classic. It makes me pine for the days when the Winchesters weren’t so effortlessly resourced, which in turn feeds into #9….
Goes along quite well with #1 and #4.
7. Pink and Satiny: An Exploration of Dean Winchester’s Bisexuality by queerpotters (sobrans @ LJ)
Absolutely required reading. If you skip everything else, read this one. This was the meta that got me into this fandom in general and into meta in particular.
8. Sexual Violence in Supernatural: A Study Regarding Sam and Dean by fansofcollisions (reader discretion advised)
The meta that shows us that “in nearly every case of sexual violence and/or threat against the brothers, Dean’s attacker is a man while Sam’s is a woman.”
9. SPN and the Underclass by laespada @ LJ
Another classic and more required reading, which sheds more light on the gulf between the show’s first five seasons and the subsequent four so far.
On the form & function of Heaven, Hell, the Axis Mundi, and that pesky “soulmate debate”.
11. Touched by an Angel: An Analysis on Michael and Lucifer’s Interactions with Their Environment through Touch by @fuckyeahlucifersupernatural
Kind of exactly what it says on the tin. You didn’t think we were going to make it through this list without Lucifer meta, did you?
Ahh, identity!horror, gotta love it. This meta made me do more critical thinking about zombies than I thought I’d ever do and I’m glad for it.
Links to the master post. This might be kind of cheating because it’s more like a great sprawling two-season thesis but still, it’s goddamn good!
So there we are. Next week we’ll go back to the normal format. It’s been a long, crazy year. Here’s to the next one to come. o/
in a world where teenage girls are hated, degrades, and disrespected
welcome to night vale had a 13 year old girl slay a building full of monsters, spark a rebellion, and train her peers to take down a helicopter with slingshots
important: a 13 year old black girl
Who am I?
One day West will be too big to sit on Misha’s shoulders and I will be sad.
lets just be happy that today is not that day
Okay but have you seen Misha’s shoulders
That day is a long, long, long way off.
“Yep. Hey, Sammy–” He grins broadly. “So a djinni, a wolf, and a vamp walk into a bar–”
“Oh, shut up.”
9x18 / 9x06
This is important.
"Find a wife. Makes babies. And when you die and your soul comes to Heaven, find me. Tell me your story."
Castiel has already screwed up Metatron’s original plan. Metatron’s original story involved Cas staying away from the Winchesters, falling in love with a woman, starting a family, having a normal life.
This gif set is focusing on the wrong story. This is an example of what Metatron wanted to happen.
Metatron needed Cas to stay human, to stay away from Heaven, to stay away from the Winchesters.
Cas screwed that up when he chose to steal an angel’s grace in order to help the angels and to help Dean. It always comes back to Cas choosing Dean.
Metatron needed Cas to stay away from Heaven and to stay away from them, because something about Cas in Heaven and being close to Dean is going to unravel the ending of his story.
Cas has a key to the lock on not only Heaven’s gates, but to the power within. I think Dean is the key.
This comes pretty close to my crack theory about Dean’s blood being the key to reversing Metatron’s spell and opening the way back to Heaven :p
V. interesting though - I wonder IF Metatron IS working hard to keep Dean and Cas apart because there is something specific about them being together that risks destroying his plan…
I’m content simply to believe Metatron really did/does just LIKE Cas and wanted him to have a ‘happy ever after’ story like he said… But it might be cool if there WAS more to it… (although could just be Metatron recognises Dean and Cas make a good team and thus them working together is a threat - what with their team-up history involving taking down Michael and Lucifer and head of the leviathan and all).
I think if nothing else, it’s pretty much guaranteed at this point that Cas’ endgame will be the opposite of what Metatron wants for him. It won’t be a leader of angels, it won’t be a traditional “find a wife and make babies” love story…it will be something he chooses for himself, and just based on what the show has told us so far, his choice will be staying with the person Metatron is trying so desperately to keep him away from.
Even when he handed Cas back over to the Winchesters, he simply re-wrote his story to guarantee they were once again separated. I also have this theory that the MoC is exactly what Metatron wants for Dean right now (I’m working on a meta where I talk about this a bit more), and essentially making him an emotionless killing machine is the only thing that will guarantee Heaven will stay locked for good.
reblogging for added commentary