I’ve come to the conclusion that Sam and Dean would take one look at Night Vale and burn it to the ground, civilians be damned.
i’ve come to the conclusion sam and dean would drive into night vale and spontaneously combust from being exposed to sexual and racial diversity and women who don’t die within a week
I fell into a role on a sci-fi show, Supernatural, several years ago and quickly learned that the fan base for the show was incredibly active, enthusiastic, and devoted. They write fiction, create tons of artwork, build virtual communities online, and spend a lot of time and money traveling to fan conventions. When the earthquake struck Haiti a few years ago, I set up a donation page for UNICEF and posted the URL on my twitter feed. In twenty-four hours, more than $30,000 had been raised. I put two and two together and realized that I might be in a position to mobilize some of this creative energy to benevolent ends, and then set up a nonprofit with the help of the fans. The organization has grown beyond the Supernatural fanbase over the past couple of years. Now we have partnerships with other nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including a Nascar team, which is pretty badass), and we have pulled off some projects that I’m very proud of.
secret santa for angelheadedcas
fluff + wings, pretty much. Hope you like it and happy holidays!
sorry my sense of color is dead tonight,i already tried my best.TVT
but this scene is fun to draw~XD
1 hour speedpaint; aka why the hell did I start to draw at 11pm
You may cover it up and deny it, but you have a gentle heart. You would not only be respected and feared, you would be loved. Someone who can rule and should rule. Centuries come and go without a person like that coming into the world. There are times when I look at you and I still can’t believe you’re real.
To all the writers of the show…
Forever disgusted that they used burning angel wings as the title card, leading the audience on to think this would totally be the season of angels, and then they completely dropped the ball on both the angel and Cas arcs, wasting a whole episode on bestiality jokes while most of the interesting angel shit goes happens offscreen.
They just fucking walked away from the angel story, Cas was human for like five minutes, nothing but bad things happen to him, he learns nothing nice about being human, completely separated from the Winchesters, can’t even get his own grace back (and the showrunner doesn’t even think that’s an issue, any old grace will do).
Forever disgusted that they used Misha’s status as regular to keep us all excitedly watching. It turns out Cas is in as many or LESS episodes than when he was a guest star.
And how did we find out?
A writing student said one of the writers, Buckner (the lovely one who gave us 9x03 and 9x09), said in front of a whole classroom Misha was signed for 11 episodes. Great PR, SPN. Great PR.
Why am I not surprised. It seems to me that quite a few of the writers and producers would like to see Cas go, and they can’t because they’d lose so many viewers on that. Someone made a chart/sheet/anything to see if there are writers/producers who consistently leave Cas out? (Glass?)
If I were Misha, I’d have walked out half a season ago instead of going to waste in a show that doesn’t seem to want him or his character in there.
You know, it’s the last paragraph that hurt the most. If only they had more respect for Misha and his fans…
Please, when did anyone have respect for Misha?
Ever since he came there, people and crew have wanted to cast him out. If he didn’t have such a strong fanbase, and those things we did last year to keep him, nothing would have happened. And you know Singer has been sweating on his neck all that damn time.
I love Jensen and Jared with everything I have, and some of the writers, God bless their heart, but sometimes, I wish they’d just try more on the situation with Mish.
But you know what is the thing that fucking bugs me to no end? It is the fact that all this bullshit happened when Edlund left. He was a strong voice on the final decisions (as a partial director, writer and consulting producer), that he was able to back up the importance of Castiel against the assholes who wished him dead. he did so for 4 seasons.
Everything, and I mean everything, from Jenny Klein’s episode to the god-awful 9x03, was a product of Edlund’s departure.
Because the show, without him, is falling apart.
Maybe people can stop complaining? He wasn’t even supposed to be this far in the first place. It’s really annoying to writers and such when they have a great story line and a character is done but the fans won’t stop pitching bitch fits about it so they have to keep a character on because God forbid they don’t some fans will just cry and bitch and moan until they get what they want. There’s so much shit going on right now in the aftermath of season 8 and they’re doing what they’ve always done actually, a few filler episodes here and there and then some real shit and more fillers. The title card is not misleading. You’re all just stupid and whiny. The season finale will have something big to do with the title card, if you haven’t noticed before.
This show and their writers give the fans just about everything they want, and when they try and take more direction with it, boom, a group of babies start crying and getting angry about it.
At this point I want Castiel’s death the same way I want Daryl’s in the walking dead, because the fans ruin the characters and baby him and cry about anything and everything when they were never really apart of the original/main storyline. And if you can’t handle that, then stop watching it. It’s as simple as that.
What a compelling argument you have made, how logical and rational. Yes, you are right, those poor poor writers, having to deal with fans who really like a character on their show (a character they parade around like an albino king cheetah in a diamond-studded collar whenever they want to hype up the fanbase), who had to gall to watch their show and keep them employed. I mean, how dare we, where do we get off?
And you’re right, they did have so much going on in the aftermath of season 8, you know, with the angels falling and Cas being human. Obviously with all the angels falling/Cas human stuff they had to deal with, they just didn’t have the time to dealing with all the angels falling/Cas human stuff. I mean, they had those pivotal plots about The Wizard of Oz and Gay Yorkies making bestiality jokes and Virgins and Fish Tacos and the 800th heavy-handed Dean/Sam parallel to make. I mean, all that shit was pivotal to what happened in season 8, with the angels falling and Naomi and the tablets and Metatron and Cas losing his Grace and Cas’s missing memories and all that other Season 8 stuff, you are exactly right. How could I not see that?
And you’re right, the show DOES give us just about everything we want. We’ve all been asking for more endless brother angst, and for Cas to be separated from the Winchesters, and for them to get rid of all their side-characters, and for them to retcon John into an adequate father so they can just pretend like Dean is psychologically damaged from his childhood, and for more misogyny and heteronormalization in every single episode (but only heteronormalize Dean and Cas, people like Sam or Kevin don’t need to ever express interest in the female sex). We’ve all been asking them to write the angels as thought they were basically demons, I mean, nobody was asking for more insight into the unique angel history and culture.
Absolutely NOBODY ever asked for a human!Cas slowly learning how to be human alongside the Winchesters, no no, what we wanted was for Dean to kick him out on the streets with no supplies, and for like 90% of Cas’s learning-to-be-human story to happen off-screen, just show us the part where he complains about having to pee. Because it’s not like a character discovering what it is to be human is a great opportunity for storytelling or anything. We’ve all been clamoring for so long for Cas to be coerced into sex by a Reaper possessing a human girl, and for Reapers to suddenly possess the ability to possess people, and for Cas to be the unwilling accomplice is someone else’s rape, and then make jokes about it. Gosh, what we all wanted in Supernatural was MORE normalized rape. I myself wrote a postcard specifically asking for that.
Everybody wanted Kevin dead, that unlovable asshole. SPN has plenty of PoC characters anyway.
And absolutely nobody has ever asked for them to actually pony-up to the queerbaiting that they’ve openly admitted to doing. No no, what we wanted was more bad ‘ho-yay’ jokes. Characters can only be queer if it serves the plot, and we all know it’s ludicrous to think a queer man could stop the apocalypse.
Destiel? What’s that? I’ve never heard of it. Is that French for ‘sorry’? I may not know what that is, but I certainly know no fans have been asking for that, no sir, not a one. Cause if they did, obviously these writers would give it to them, they give the fans just about everything they want, after all.
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This is to those of you who felt that he didn’t talk about transgender people enough and to those who keep bashing on him while he is only saying kind words towards your community. There are plenty more of these, and plenty more of him thanking transgender people.
Still Life with Hare and Game Birds by Jan Fyt - circa 1630-1650
From wiki: “The negative view of the rabbit as an unclean animal, which derived from the Old Testament, always remained present for medieval artists and their patrons. Thus the rabbit can have a negative connotation of unbridled sexuality and lust or a positive meaning as a symbol of the steep path to salvation. Whether a representation of a hare in Medieval art represents man falling to his doom or striving for his eternal salvation is therefore open to interpretation, depending on context.”
Ohhhh this is so good! Like the two sides of Dean Winchester right here. Is he unclean (poisonous) as he believes, or is he capable of being saved, of being better? And the hare is belly up, almost as if it has given up, but it’s still alive (or it appears to be to me?)…there’s still hope. What are the birds in the painting? Are those sparrows in the back? SOMEONE HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT THE BIRDS REPRESENT BECAUSE REASONS.
YES I am so happy someone could identify that painting. Okay, so from that wiki page and some investigation // actual use of Art History “The hare is often associated with moon deities and signifies rebirth and resurrection. It is a symbol of fertility and sensuality, and appears in depictions of hunting” [x] The painting is also very much the prey and trophy’s of a hunter.
Resurrection, rebirth, fertility, unbridled sexuality, lust, unclean. I think there is a good point to be made with that concept of “unclean” “unholy” and the idea of rebirth, especially in the growth-decay-transformation, he must finally let all those things which are destroying him (the “old” Dean of codependency, I know best no matter what you say, sleeping with people with no emotion behind it, I am unworthy//self hating Dean) and come out the other side, be reborn as a transformed person in season 10.
(I’m just using birds in general because I am not an ornithologist by any means) Birds are also a symbol of resurrection (in the case of the phoenix or the peacock), peace and love (though of emotional “innocent” “simplistic” vs the physical love, sex and lust). The bird represent part of the trinity (representative of the Holy Spirit) Birds can also be symbols of baptism, the act of cleansing the soul of sin in order to be pure once more. Dante used birds to symbolize the souls of the damned, and are also a symbol of eternal life [x]
It’s funny that hares and birds are two sides of the same coin, sexuality, one side of the physical (where he is right now) the other of the emotional (where he wants to go)[9x04 “no one wants him here more than me”, 9x08 “always the adios” v meaningless sex, “because you didn’t want to be alone” 9x13, purposeful sitting on 1/2 of the bed with two nightstands 9x14]. Rebirth and resurrection (where we want Dean to go // S10 Transformation, character development, etc.) v. damnation and eternal life (where he is right now // mark of Cain and it’s side effects, his downward spiral, decay etc.). Unholy v holy. Sexual maturity v innocence. And both the hare and bird represent something Dean has lost by taking on the mark, his purity, vitality and soul itself as well as his freedom (note that the birds and hare are of course dead and are trophies/prey/causalities of the hunter).
The more you kill, the more you turn into the monsters you hunt the more your humanity and your freedom falls prey to the Mark and the farther you are away from the things you desire from life. [symbolized also in both Sam, Cas, Kevin, even Charlie and Garth being taken from him // pushed away, leaving him, moving on without him // him isolating himself] Basically Dean is on the edge of a knife. It’s up to him whether he lets this consume him (sparrow, impending death, finch, souls returning to heaven [x]) or rises above it and is reborn and that dichotomy between those two choices is actually pretty much perfectly split down the middle between the two animals represented in the painting above his head as he uses the Blade and Mark of Cain for the first time.
Ha! Good work so far! Just to add hares and birds are animals that fall into traps - snares and nets - and in the ‘disguised symbolism’ of Flemish art are considered to represent sinners.