And the Righteous Man said unto the angel Castiel “When last I was gazed upon in such a manner, the gazer and I became intimate.”
And, lo, did the angel Castiel strengthen his gaze, for this is what he desired.
never let this die
just keep going…
It is bisexual awareness week.
I believe Dean is Bi and y’all should be aware of this.
Click on top right icon, creator studio, video manager. It’s a stupid system, takes a while to find, but there you go :)
blaaargh , I’ve been struggling forever trying to paint a decent background for these two fellas but it’s just not working out so for now I’m posting them bgless untill the day I have the courage to try again painting it ;____; , I should really focus on improving my environment drawing skills
also do fullview it!
But her response broke my heart:
“no he’s making fun of Clara. She’s not fat, mom says. He’s not nice. I don’t like it anymore.”
Her mom then told me Emma had asked her if ‘she was big and had big hips? and if the doctor wouldn’t like her either?’
Her mom said “but the doctor loves Clara!”
she then simply responded “no, that’s not how you treat friends. I would be told off in school if I did that.”
and that’s basically all have to say. My almost 9 year old’s biggest hero has made her feel fat. Please, Moffat, can’t you write one single episode without making sexist jokes. Please. Please.
Petition to put Hawkeye’s disability and use of a hearing aid in Marvel Cinematic Universe please and thank-you
the generation that cancelled firefly and removed pluto’s planetary status are getting too old to stop us bringing both of them back
(Moving this into its own post)
Once is an incident.
Twice is a coincidence.
Three times is a pattern.
(Screencaps from homeofthenutty)
Ephraim targets all three of them because they’re in pain because of a broken relationship.
The parallel structure of the Rule of Three would indicate that the relationship in the third iteration is romantic, simply because the other two relationships were romantic.
Now, on the surface, it looks like Cas’ breakup is with Nora, his boss, but here’s the thing.
That was never actually a romantic relationship. With the first two victims, the romantic relationship was already established—the couples had been together for some time. Even if it was just for two days, the girl whose boyfriend broke up with her in the cafeteria was recognized to be in an actual relationship that was subsequently dissolved.
Cas and Nora’s relationship was a business one. Even if Cas thought it was about to become something more, it wasn’t more yet. So Cas and Nora don’t quite fit the established pattern.
It’s that “quite” that makes the Cas and Nora example seem off, because typically the third iteration ends differently from the other two. Which is what happened—Cas escaped being smote the crap out of where the other two victims didn’t.
BUT. The three iterations almost always show the same situation, with small variables. Typically, you get a FAIL-FAIL-SUCCEED sequence (or SUCCEED-SUCCEED-FAIL, depending on whose POV you’re in) and it’s only at the end of the iteration that something changes. Cas and Nora’s iteration starts off substantially changed; they are not in a romantic relationship, and there is no actual breakup, so the parallel is incomplete. But it’s not Nora whom we’re supposed to think Cas broke up with, it’s Dean.
I don’t think anybody could credibly argue that Dean kicking Cas out of the bunker in the previous episode was something that had no effect on Cas or that he wasn’t hurt by it, and since most of the episode up to the confrontation in Nora’s house focused on his broken relationship with Dean, it’s clear that we’re supposed to see that as the reason the angel has targeted Cas instead of the non-breakup with Nora, which definitely didn’t have the same effect on him as Dean’s rejection.
Now, Dean kicking Cas out can be read as a platonic breakup—if you completely ignore the Dean watching Cas through the window scene, where their relationship is directly linked to two other broken romantic relationships in a way that structurally and thematically marks it as romantic also.
And if it’s a romantic relationship, it fits the parallel perfectly.
You might be able to persuade me that Robert Berens flubbed the dismount on that parallel (in an alternate universe where I was a completely different person), but Berens isn’t the only one who made that parallel work. Jeremy Carver gave Misha a note that, he was ” ’acting like a jilted lover’ with Dean.” (Misha @HuffPo) The editor, by making that particular musical choice for the Dean watching Cas scene, put a romantic spin on the relationship that substantially reinforced the romantic breakup theme of the parallel, because the music cues are there specifically to tell us how we’re supposed to interpret what we’re seeing.
So there you go. The music, the parallel structure, and JEREMY CARVER* all said ROMANTIC COUPLE.
Three times…is a pattern.
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