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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I wanna know what was going through his head. Was he hoping the guy would do it? Was he feeling relieved that his misery would finally be over? Did he know something they didn’t, like he’d be brought back anyway? Did he want to die?
And the quick look he gave Sam. What was he thinking then? Sorry? Goodbye? I wish you didn’t have to see this? He’s gong to kill me, but you’re going to get out of here?
SOMEONE ASK JENSEN FOR PETES SAKE!
What if the mark of Cain is taking away his emotions. Like, Cain was distant,and I had assumed it was form years of suffering and being alone, but maybe the mark did it to him. That’s how he was able to kill so easily, he didnt have guilt or remorse or other human emotions. and dean might be losing his too.
I really love your theory. Like its stripping away his humanity or something? kinda like what singleacorn suggested in their reply.
Though he showed humanity in other parts of the episode, but maybe thi sis something that creepy slowly, and obviously a warrior needs to be fearless so maybe the first stepping to stripping Dean’s humanity it silencing the part that cares about his own welfare?
But, I mean, he is acting very much like someone who is extremely depressed would act. If you mirror the sitting-on-his-bed-listening-to-music-through-headphone and this scene in question, they’re tell tale signs of someone who is extremely depressed and even a bit suicidal. We know Dean has been suicidal in the past (he killed himself once, and practically almost killed himself in season 5 with Michael), and with everything that’s been going on lately, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s tripping on that rocky cliff face again.
But when you throw in that he’s been marked with something as strongly demonic as The Mark Of Cain which can only be worn but someone who is deadly and as murderous as the bearer before them….
THIS IS NOT A GOOD COMBINATION!!!!
When you say Dean killed himself once do you mean going to the iffy “doctor” to have his heart stopped in 6.11 Appointment in Samarra?
Today’s essay is going to be about something that I have seen crop up on my dash more times than I care to see: the origins of humans in the Americas and rejection of the Bering Strait theory. I felt compelled to write about this because although the Bering Strait theory is…
Y’know, I actually do not know enough to speak definitively on any of those things. I don’t have my literature immediately in front of me, I’m not an archaeologist, and I am not Inuit. So I do not feel qualified or comfortable speaking on their behalf about the intimate details of their histories.
However, what I can say is that based on what we know from genetic evidence? There were several migrations out of Asia, not just one, and not all of them did travel neatly along the coast of Beringia and settle in Alaska. It was not as neat and pretty as some would like to think. As I mentioned in my original post, genetic evidence indicates that the ancestors of the Pueblo tribes in New Mexico came all the way over from Japan. People did at the very least settle as far south and inland as New Mexico. It’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility that people opted to settle much further South and then migrated North as the climate changed.
Edit: Also, I consulted my archaeologist roommate. According to her, there absolutely were mass migrations up North from the South at some point in the history of the Americas. The major question as of right now is when they occurred, and the ones we know of for sure were likely not colonizing migrations. The fact that maize, which is native to Mexico, existed in more Northern areas is one indication of this.
Ah, I thought that would be the answer about the Inuit.
And thank you for the rest of your answer :)
Found this on the net, figured I’d share with my cousins on here.
I like this list although I don’t think I can live without salads for lunch every day…
Digging this. However, I do feel compelled to point out a thing about the modern equivalents in the traditional grain category in the interest of safety. It is ill-advised to eat whole, unprocessed grains of any kind. The traditional cultures across the Atlantic who used wheat and barley did not eat them straight, just like we never used maize straight. All grains must be treated through soaking, fermentation, or sprouting in order to be rendered safe. This is why hominy and authentic wheat sourdough are a thing. The whole grain thing is a purely white Western phenomenon with no basis in traditional eating.
Today’s essay is going to be about something that I have seen crop up on my dash more times than I care to see: the origins of humans in the Americas and rejection of the Bering Strait theory. I felt compelled to write about this because although the Bering Strait theory is absolutely preposterous, I have seen folks overshoot the mark. I have seen folks tend towards overcorrection, responding to the nonsense of the BS theory with even more pseudoscientific nonsense in an attempt to justify our existence here. The information that I have seen perpetuates a lot of ideas that are at best flat out wrong, and at worst outright harmful to our communities.
Forever angry over evidence of us being here pre-bering being covered up.
Also I’d like to get your say on where you think the idea of Turtle Island First Nations migrating from the south (Heart Island) came from or how it fits into this? I’ve been told it many times by First Nation elders and heard it repeated all over North America. That’s an awful lot of geography, religion, and cultures to have similar ideas of human migration.
Rumour spread over time?
Misinterpreted cultural memories of people coming up from the south but only after having lived in the north originally and retreated from the northern cold of the ice age?
Actually thinking about it now I have only heard this from First Nation people. Do you know what the Inuit takes on the history of human migration is? If they tell outsiders? Especially given where they live if they decided to share I’d think any of their remaining knowledge of so long ago could prove invaluable.
#destiel #this part kills me #it will always kill me #because at this point Cas is holding back the Leviathans #he knows that he won’t be okay #and what does he do? #makes a promise to Dean #but it isn’t even that #it’s his FACE #he’s looking at Dean - for what he knows is possibly the last time - and you can just see him memorizing every little feature #the freckles - his nose - the way his hand is so soft on his arm #and Cas is just #in this moment #wants Dean Winchester to be the last thing he sees before he dies #AND I CAN’T
Dorian: You were designed to bond with people. That’s what you were developed to do. To notice when they’re there. That also means you notice when they’re not there. That’s why you want to see her. That’s what you’re feeling.
#this is exactly what i wanted from this show #where does humanity begin and end? #if you build a robot for a specific purpose but teach it to talk and feel #do you treat it as a sentient being or is it still just a tool for a purpose? #i love this scene so much #because dorian treats her with the dignity and respect that john doesn’t #john thinks of her as a thing created to be owned and used dorian knows that she considers herself to be a person #maybe not as fully formed as him because she was built with no free will #(which is the creepiest part of this entire episode and the show acknowledges it) #but she still thinks and feels and questions #she is curious which is such a human trait #and dorian sees that and treats her as a person he uses the terms that john considers just for people; where were you born? #and her face just lights up when he does it because she is being treated as a person; not a thing #and dorian’s face is heartbreaking because he understands that#he understands that on many levels he is still just a thing to many people #especially to john who relegates humanity only to those born from the womb #and he sees all of that in her and her confusion when john treats her like a thing #he gives her the humanity that john refuses her and the respect you give to another person #everything about this show makes me want to weep with how fantastic it is #robots with emotions and free will: all i ever wanted (via rob-anybody)
But this is everything that Black people deal with in real life. Whiteness refuses to acknowledge the humanity, that Black bodies, occupy. I don’t know how to really feel that a lot of folks watching this show aren’t grasping the racial overtones going on in this show. This is beyond about being human, and is very much about race and your humanity existing. I like to think that the creators purposely made Dorian a Black character as to play on the whole allegory of Black people not being seen as people in real life. However it bothers me though that a lot of the fandom will not grasp that, and by not doing so it erases the context that the show is based in. This particular scene is showing a Black Woman and a Black Man both acknowledging their humanity to one another, when Whiteness denies it. In this episode this Black Woman was also a sex worker which adds on the layer of discussing humanity, and oppression. Understanding the context of Black Women who are hypersexualized, and desexualized at the same time, while also being sexually repressed, and dealing with racialized misogyny as well as misogynoir, John’s words of “Who owns you, where were you made.” Has way more ramifications of disturbing context of her just being a Robot. Its more than just being creepy, it’s more than just being robots who want humanity, it’s about sociocultural context that Black People especially Black Women struggle with their humanity being acknowledge. I see this gifset alot, and this context gets lost, the race based context gets lost, and erased within this fandom and it’s crucial that it doesn’t.
Are there many regularly appearing women or queer characters in this show as well?
If so I need to start watching
Ontario police have found the car of a missing Halifax woman and are treating her disappearance as suspicious.
Halifax police said a man and a woman who were travelling in the car in Harrow, Ont., were arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle Tuesday night.
Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Henneberry, 28, appeared by video in Windsor provincial court on Wednesday. Both have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in court on Friday, again via video.
Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages said the pair had outstanding warrants in Halifax and Calgary.
Loretta Saunders, 26, who is three-months pregnant, hasn’t been seen since last Thurday night.
Bourdages said Leggette and Henneberry know Saunders.
"This file has now been transferred over to the major crime unit given the suspicious nature of the investigation," the officer said. "Investigations are still looking for any sightings of Loretta."
Saunders, an Inuit woman from Newfoundland and Labrador, is a student at Saint Mary’s University. Her thesis focuses on missing and murdered aboriginal women, making her disappearance a surreal irony for her family.
Her sister, Delilah Saunders, said she last contacted Loretta by text on Friday, Valentine’s Day, but the only reply she received was a brief “Hey.”
Loretta is described as fair skinned, 5-7”, weighing 120 pounds, with straight light brown hair.”
Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
I really need this as a stand-alone on my dash right now, because that last part gets erased completely 99% of the time.