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Ben Elude said that he was going to address a certian pairing that the fans view in a certain way (paraphrasing) which is basically linked to Destiel…sorry to say this:
Alright, not trying to be an ass, just wanted to get that out of the way before I begin.
I wouldn’t get my hopes up. SPN has been primarily focused (when it comes to Sam and Dean) on heterosexuality. Yes, there are those inside jokes, the occasional show of homosexual characters and what not. But as much as I would love the addressing to be an admission of deeper romantic feelings of Cas and Dean towards one another, I don’t have hope that this will be how it would be addressed. I figure it would be addressed in a manor that would kind of cannon wise make the ship non…what’s the word? Valid I suppose. Yes, the ship is based in the fans perceptions and what not, but is drawn from subtle subtext in the show itself. I fear that this subtext will be addressed in such a way as to bring a cannon close to the ship. Or, perhaps they may continue to leave them open ended where it comes to Cas and Dean. The argument that Castiel technically is a genderless angel in the body of a man and therefore doesn’t care about male/female has been made, as well as that Dean loves the being that Cas is, not the body. But it would be nice (for me seeing as I don’t think they will make Dean have a cannon homosexual relationship with Castiel) is if they left it open like that have for so long. I love the theories of Dean’s bisexuality, or just his love for Cas, and all that stuff, drawn (as mentioned) from the cannon material.
Sorry this is so long and rambling…I just…I can’t get hopeful that the “resolving” will be a positive for the fans that enjoy this ship. *shrug* Take whatever you will from this. I apologize for the negativity that seeps from this post.
Even if I am correct in the end, those who enjoy will continue to ship regardless :)
(Going to be a long one, sorry, but the idea had to be detailed and what not)
Alright, so I’ve come up with a prompt that I think is pretty damn good if I do say so myself. And so, I’m posting it up here for you guys to read. If anyone wants to do if, fine, just send me a message letting me know you’ve taken it up because that would be pretty cool. And I’ve got one other request before I post the prompt, please don’t equate all emotional moments, or loving feelings as being a “chick thing”. In both the series and the fictions, it disturbs me to see this often used. You can say that they are uncomfortable displaying certain emotions but that they have them, without equating any kind of heavy emotions as being exclusively female. Thank you. Now the prompt:
You know when Dean and Cas first got to purgatory and the first think Cas did was leave Dean after telling him where they were. Dean looks up and Cas is gone? Well I think multiple views at that point in time could be taken. Focusing on Castiel’s obvious blind fear and then Dean’s wtf disbelief as well as a sense of abandonment coupled with fear of his own. After a few days they actually run into each other again. Something I would love to see is Castiel getting angry and explaining to Dean why if he wasn’t so un-trusting of him, gave him a chance, just like he’d done for him on so many occasions, they might’ve never had a problem in the first place with their relationship, and that Dean is just acting as a moral officer not understanding that Castiel did all of this not just to win a war, but to protect Sam and Dean from Heaven’s wrath. For certainly the remaining armies of Heaven under Raphael would’ve succeeded in busting the cage and freeing both Lucifer and Michael and wouldn’t have hesitated to grab both Sam and Dean and put the apocalypse back on track. And of course going over what Dean was feeling at the idea of Castiel opening up his world, to unforeseeable danger and how he was right about that.
And then they have to figure out the mechanics of their new reality. For example, do they need to sleep, eat, all of that kind of stuff (mostly of course it being Dean), and how are they going to work together. You can choose to make it romantic, you can make it saucy, I only ask that you don’t make it fluffy IF you end up using this prompt.
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Speculations about the upcoming Supernatural episodes have sent my dash into a whirlwind of dizzying anticipation fueled by “oh they better not!”
Apparently there is a rumor going around that Crowley (was a punk ass crossroads demon turned to King of Hell) will soon leave the show in a probably violent way AKA: death.
Given that Supernatural, since roughly season 5 started all the way till now, is having a trend of killing off beloved side characters (in order to elicit strong emotional responses) in mass with seasons 6-7 being some of the heavy hitters, it is devastating to think that yet another fantastic, easily expandable character will be tossed by the wayside.
Gabriel has been petitioning for the restoration of his life (meaning the devoted fans of the tricky archangel) for a long while now with no avail. This caused some stirring given that Castiel was brought back but not him, not Ellen, Jo, etc. And even now, Bobby hasn’t been brought back to flesh, but still exists in ghostly form which is more than other characters have gotten.
That all being said, Crowley (author’s personal bias) is one of the best, evil characters to come to this show. Meg being another (and one of the few surviving female memebers of the cast that makes regular apperances). They bring a richness to the show, diversify the idea that the main focus only has to be the Winchesters. Why can’t we have focus brought to these well rounded characters. Of course have the main boys in, show their interactions, but can’t we just have more love spread to these disposable side characters? Using disposable given that’s how they’ve been treated.
Balthazar for example has so much more to offer. Granted the arguement that he was just a cardboard replacement for the snarky space left for Gabriel has been brought up (at least on my dash). But he was his own persona, had his own strengths and weakness that barely were tapped. He made limited apperances in season 6 and after we just fell in love with him he gets killed.
Supernatural team (speaking to all of them) we love you, please don’t think we don’t even if we use harshness sometimes. But please understand, we are tired of the recycled notion that everyone but the Winchesters must die or suffer. We want more than that. Please, use, abuse, expand these other characters, but please don’t take them away from us!
The promo for 7x17 is fairly clear, Castieliscoming back. But of course, there is a catch (the one I had mentioned before that I was weary of), he doesn’t remember who he is, let alone Dean. That sucks T.T
Now as someone on one of my earlier post made clear, it was probably to explain where Cas had gone, why he didn’t contact the Winchesters. Fair point. I’m just, kind of crying on the inside just a bit that he can’t remember.
To be fair, I am probably very biased. Amnesia plot lines always bugged me. Most cases of actual amnesia are short term and limited (from what numerous psychology classes have taught) and just having a character lose their identity, to have to go on a huge re-discovery, rubs me the wrong way 90% of the time.
I can’t really explain it. I just don’t feel that it is an overly great plot line. It is often used and what not, but that’s not the problem I don’t think. I just don’t like seeing my charactersnotrecall who they are, what they are. Like when Donna in Doctor Who lost her memories….heart breaking.
I was hoping that there would be much more to Castiel not only being alive, but being reunited with Dean than the fall back of amnesia (not dissing the writers because this is a valid plot device that works in the case). I liked the idea of him being kept alive maybe by the leviathans or something. Something different. Then again, this episode will probably give me a heart attack of awesomeness when it airs so I’m not pre-judging the actual episode!
I pretty much love all of SPN in all the seasons. All the times I ever said I wasn’t going to watch, obviously not true.
Something exciting in this promo was Meg. I liked Meg’s original actor, and this one is just as good. To see Meg come up again, awesome. She’s one of the few female characters actually left the hell alone on this show (wish that a number of the strong female characters were kept on the show damn it) and I hope it stays this way because she is badass. And hoping that Crowley comes back!
So now that I’ve got that rambling mess out of the way I’m curious to see what all of you guys think.
After the leviathan arc is complete, where else do you think the show could/will go?
The appearance of Castiel is looming ever closer in the show Supernatural and I can’t help but think about what will happen. Now, my whole opinion (OPINION, that’s all, you’re free to your’s but please be polite and respect mine) of the Castiel thing was that he wasn’t a villain. As I’m sure many fans of the character himself have noticed, when he rebelled against heaven, died more than once, it was all for the sake of two human beings who treated him like a tool rather than a buddy half the time. Now please don’t mistake that statement as anger towards the boys. I love Sam and Dean, they are what pulled me into the show in the first place. But every now and again I’ve looked back on season five, season six and found that there wasn’t even the benefit of the doubt half the time. They used his abilities often, disregarded his feelings when it came to the deaths of his brothers/sisters (whom he had to kill), and when he said that there was a civil war in heaven, they constantly got angry at him, frustrated (granted, Sam for the better part of season 6 was soulless so I suppose he gets a pass) when he didn’t come down to help them immediately. I understand that this writing isn’t exactly organized and I apologize for that.
Listen, I do know that Sam and Dean (Dean seemingly more) loved Cas very much. However, like Bobby, I think that he was often taken for granted. I found Cas to have been in a very stuck situation, honestly, purgatory to me did seem like a valid option. I would rather Castiel be in charge than Raphael. And I understand things went wrong, I do, the whole be corrupted by power thing (even though a tiny amount of good came from it such as healing of mass sickness and disbanding the KKK) and the swallowing down leviathans, those both were the biggest kinks in the chain. But regardless, watching the whole situation, I understand how it happened, why Castiel was pushed so much into this mess and I am sympathetic to how he ended up.
And remember, I did say that Sam and Dean did love Cas and there were plenty of times that they showed it one way or another. Dean for example, did not want to believe that Castiel was working with Crowley no matter what, until there was no other plausible evidence to the contrary, when Cas himself gave it away.
This whole situation was made of gray. It’s hard to say if the Winchesters would’ve actually found another way for Cas to win a massive civil war that would’ve decided the utter fate of the Earth all for which he’d fought so hard to get rid of. I mean, Castiel went down this whole course for Sam and Dean. He didn’t want them to have to go through this again, to suffer further. The road to heaven is not paved with good intentions sure, but I would like to think that they count for something damn it. Castiel was trying. He wanted to be good, his whole plan was to save the world and, more closer to his heart, his friends.
With his return, I don’t know what will happen. I’m positive (since 7 is the season for character deaths) that he won’t last long. I’m sure that he’ll be around long enough to win forgiveness for the wrongs he did do (hoping anyway). I’m just hoping he doesn’t come back with amnesia, that would just…that would not be okay with me. I really hope that he’ll be around for season 8. I dislike when characters are killed just to make the audience squirm. I really don’t like that. Unless it furthers the plot in some way, I don’t see the need for character deaths just for emotional value (the last Harry Potter book for example) even if death is common (and in this case an elderly man with a sarcastic and jaded sense of reality) for that universe.
What do you guys think of all of this?
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I’ll admit, within the past few weeks I was beginning to lose faith (Castiel forbid!) in the Supernatural world. While being a huge fan (that was the original reason for joining this site) my heart could only take so damn much. Death after death, betrayals, gender role issues, trust issues, etc. all mixing into a cocktail of damn it. But I chose to work though the pain. Any SPN fan will tell you, you’ve got to be tough to withstand some of the blows that come our way. So, when on a few Fridays back, when the show decided to not come and bless my television screen with its wonderment, it had to be a mistake right? No way the network would let me get kicked in the chops with miserable sadness of the previous episode without a glimmer of hope of a greener grass episode the following Friday. Wrong. I’m not being judgmental of the network for whatever choice led to the past few weeks being deprived of impalas, salt rings, leviathans, sarcasm, and good looking males for I was assuming that the show would return. It was only a matter of waiting. Note that I didn’t say patiently.
The grand return. Oh how exciting it will be! I’ve heard many fans have dropped off since the ending of season 6 or the beginning of season 7, but I know that there are many who are still picking up their hearts off the floor and holding their breath to see what is coming out from the shadows next. Part of my anticipation comes from the news that Castiel will be back in the show by episode 17.
The possible return of Castiel has cause a buzzing of sorts to fill the fandom forums and tumblr blogs with theories, hopes, and rants. It is all mixed and muddled as to how he will return, will he be human, will he still be an angel, will he be in a different vessel than Misha Collins (in my opinion, I would rather see him as Misha. I love the character very much and could get used to a different face, but I would prefer the one that started it all), how will he be accepted if at all back into the Winchester’s lives, will he be kick-ass powerful and able to bring Bobby back. It is all speculation that leads to heated debates and passionate feelings in some. Regardless of who thinks what and what they want, it supposedly is going to happen and we will all be able to see what happens. I only hope that whatever does happen will be able to satisfy the majority and not cause figurative blood baths on my dash. Another big issue about the return of Castiel is the fact that the Gabriel fans (from my understanding there are multiple names for them (I’m one of them :) ) have been begging, petitioning literally, for the return of the tricksy archangel with all mighty demi-god powers with the romantic life style to boot. I have mixed feelings about this for while I understand the position, would love to see the return of Gabriel, I doubt that he will come back. His death just seemed to…permanent, too dramatic to make me think they will bring him back. I also am a fan of all the characters for the most part so just having Castiel coming back makes me happy.
What I hope to see in this season is more of Crowley honestly. I want to see him more, I think that Mark Sheppard is a great actor who gives a delightful chill up my spine with the sensual, very dark, yet humorous performance he does when being Crowley.
Thus far, my favorite episode was one of those side type episodes that didn’t truly give much in the way of over all story arc, but did give a bunch of giggles and happiness. The episode where Becky gets Sam to marry her, priceless. I thought it was greatly written enough to not justify with what Becky did, but gave her a sympathetic outlook that made her much more dynamic than a one-dimensional stereotype of obsession. I wrote a long blog entry about this particular subject, if you want to read it (I hope that you do ^^) it would be far back on my blog, you’d have to go back a number of pages to find it but I think that it has some merit.
Over all, I’m just happy that the stand-off is ending and new episodes will great me after work to bring a good ending to a stressful day.
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ps. What do you guys think and feel about SPN S 7?
Now, I am a big fan of Supernatural (had a mini freak out when I saw the anime at Target lol) and everything. I’d like to think I have a decent grasp on the concept and the inter workings of the show. However, I am confused about one thing and I don’t know if it has been explained but I haven’t found an answer. Maybe one of the fans on here could help me?
I know that we are already heading into season 7 and what not but my question is about something that happened a decent amount of seasons back.
After Castiel raised Dean from Hell, Dean ended up having a hand print on his shoulder from where he was gripped tight right? Well I’ve been thinking quite a lot about this…Why is the hand print only the size of a human hand. I don’t understand how Cas could’ve gripped Dean by the shoulder and raised him up because he went to Hell in all angel form (which is about as big as the Chrysler building according to Cas). If his form is SO massive, how is it that he simply didn’t engulf the entirely of Dean’s soul and haul that up?
I’m NOT trying to be that German fan in the first Supernatural convention (brownie points for those who understood what I was talking about ^^) but this is something that has just been bugging me. Cas’s true form is just so massive that it just seems odd to me that a single hand print was left on Dean’s flesh.
Could someone give me an answer by either answering this post or dropping me a line in my ask box. I would LOVE to hear from you!