[Exit, Pursued By A Sloth]

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Lady Han Solo and Slave Prince Leia Photo shoot 

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exitpursuedbyasloth:

Hey, you wanna know how Cas’s backstory in The Born-Again Identity coulda been a million times more heartbreaking, and also actually make sense? If instead of Dean finding ‘Emmanuel’ shacking up with a woman in a just plain implausible scenario (that was legally improbable[if not impossible] and morally questionable and dubiously consensual), that Dean found ‘Emmanuel’ with Jimmy Novak’s family, who think Jimmy’s finally been returned to them, albeit sans memory.

Because generally speaking, what happens when someone comes across a naked, confused amnesiac stranger, crawling from a river and obviously traumatized, is that they call a fucking ambulance, who would take that naked stranger to the hospital, and eventually the police would likely be called to try to figure out the identity of the amnesiac, see if he matches any missing person reports, and so on. And just who would Cas’s vessel be identified as? Jimmy Novak.

Can you imagine how much more compelling the story would be, the genuine conflict and a moral dilemma with no real good outcome? And if it was told in real time, so that the audience isn’t even sure if it’s Cas or Jimmy at first, Dean doesn’t even come in until at least halfway through. The possibility that this may be Cas drips slowly through the story, where we see him not sleeping, not eating unless Amelia puts food in front of him, not having any social ease, but is it because it’s Cas or because Jimmy is traumatized? We see Jimmy react very badly to someone for no apparent reason (later in story, that person pops back up, and they’re a demon). He can’t adjust back to the kind of bullshit office job he had had, because his manager is a tyrant abusing their power and mismanaging the office, and Jimmy tries to lead a revolt against him and is fired. But that leave him more time to stay home and watch Adventure Time with Claire, and ask very serious questions about it. In Jimmy’s absence, the Novaks moved from Pontiac to St. Louis (so Dean isn’t at all suspicious when he hears of a faith-healer in St. Louis, rather than Pontiac).

When Claire falls out of a tree and breaks her leg, Jimmy finds out he can heal with his touch. Claire tells him he can’t tell Mom, because she’d be upset like when she found out he wasn’t getting his haircut, it just wasn’t growing. Walking Claire home from Catholic school one day, they run into two men stumbling out of an alley covered in blood, one of them ripped open and not going to make it. He’s not sure why one of them throws their water bottle at him, or touches him with a silver spoon, and if they insist he nick his finger before they let him close, well, they probably just wanted a demonstration before they let him begin. He gives a fake name, because, well, that’s what you do. Claire follows suit, without prompting.

A short time later, we see the healed man on the phone, telling someone about the real-deal faith healer in Saint Louis who saved his life, calls himself Emmanuel, and has a little blonde daughter called Fiona who carries a big yellow dog backpack and goes to Catholic school. Who knows, maybe he can help with Sam. And then the first time we see Dean in this episode is when Jimmy picks up Claire from school one day, there’s just this black Impala in the background that the camera slowly focuses on, and then the POV shifts to Dean in the Impala, watching the crowd, and his expression slowly melts from his ‘Serious Hunting Face’ to just that gobsmacked Rapunzel blinking whenever he sees Cas again after thinking he’s dead. And we all know just what he’s fucking looking at, they don’t even need to cut to a shot of Cas walking with Claire.

I mean, just fucking imagine Dean trying to figure out what to do, imagine Amelia trying to convince herself that this is Jimmy, a changed and traumatized Jimmy, but Jimmy. Dean wondering if maybe it could be, at least partially, Jimmy, and not wanting to fuck up another family. Cas being confused as fuck, because intellectually he knows he must be Jimmy, he sees the pictures, he can see the emotion in Amelia and Claire’s eyes, but he doesn’t feel it. But when he sees Dean, there is something REAL, and he feels it. Imagine Claire, angry and lashing out at Dean for trying to take her father, then later, at Castiel. Imagine Castiel ‘waking up’ and having to confront the family he destroyed with his good intentions, imagine him having developed some kind of feelings for Claire and the genuine pain when she rejects him.

IMPORTANT THINGS THIS REVISED VERSION COULD HAVE ADDRESSED:

  • The damage done to the Novak family
  • Confirming in no uncertain terms that Jimmy is no longer around/is in Heaven (not that I think he is, and there was an indirect textual confirmation that he is gone in 5x20, but an absolute confirmation would be nice)
  • LISA AND BEN’S INDUCED AMNESIA and how that was a fucked-up way to ‘protect’ them
  • Consent, both in regards to vessel-taking and sex (Dean makes some off-color remark/joke about Cas and Amelia having sex, because Dean can’t deal with his feelings, and Amelia tells him that she tried one night to initiate sex with Jimmy, but he became tense and passive and so obviously not into that she stopped after a few kisses, and though he keeps telling her it’s fine, go on, she can feel he’s very unsettled by it and passivity isn’t consent, so she stops and resolves to wait until he makes the next advance, which he never did. I really need to stress how important it is that Amnesia!Cas and Amelia don’t have sex, not because of shipper reasons, but because of consent issues)

Oh man, I completely forgot I made this post.

But oh, man, now I want this all over again. Can you imagine how goddamn awesome this could have been? I mean, real dramatic tension, genuine moral dilemma, emotional consequences, confronting their past wrongs….but nooooo, they had to be all resentful and shit that they had to bring Cas back in the first place, which apparently translated into quite possibly dumbest fucking possible plot that wastes the story potential of Cas’s return.

c0lin-m0rgan:

'Dad's on a hunting trip, and he hasn't been home in a few days'

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(Source: frackyfrickypadalecki)

multiple problems explained with two pictures

fireintheimpala:

Supernatural’s conception of its fanbase:

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Actual fanbase:

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*laughing so hard at the top pic, omg, even then they knew that the majority of their audience was female, they are so spitefully resentful of the audience they have, like little kids having a tantrum, breaking their own toy so no one can have it*

beccadrawsstuff:

fxmilybusiness:

no but imagine one day dean and sam have to work a case at comic con and they’re like “we have to look inconspicuous„” so dean has the idea of cosplaying the supernatural book series and after consulting the books sam just wears a load of plaid stuff and makes sure his tattoo’s visible so it looks like he’s sam winchester anD DEAN TURNS UP IN A TRENCHCOAT AND A BLUE TIE AND SPENDS THE ENTIRE TIME MIMICKING CAS

I couldn’t resist

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sexhaver:

rasputin:

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

breathe into the BEE ORB to reveal your fate

defilerwyrm:

Non-English classifications of angel in singular and plural, because if I read one more line about “a seraphim” I’m gonna smack somebody with a brick.

defilerwyrm:

Non-English classifications of angel in singular and plural, because if I read one more line about “a seraphim” I’m gonna smack somebody with a brick.

onamelancholyhill:

bowlegsintheimpala:

There was a great episode a few seasons ago where the antichrist turned you into a toy, do you have that toy? [x]

this tells a lot

hanateaponythemuffinmod:

warriorofwellness:

hellyeshaley:

These are all so beautiful and functional. 

ah yes, i see the bedroom fandom is growing.  

excellent.

Guys, look at this cleverness

(Source: dmnq8)

i-will-wait-for-you-endlessly:

sparklesmccheesy:

ittygittydiddynator:

iheichouguys:

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.

When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.

Important and vital

Reblogging because 5 years ago my cat went missing for 5 days and it was one of the most painful experiences of my life. We put up missing posters all around the neighbourhood and luckily we found her from someone calling us abou a cat crying all day down their street. Her claws were incredibly worn out since she had been walking for so long trying to get home (we assume she had been stolen and escaped because she was 6 or 7 at the time and knew our property too well to get lost on her own) and she had maybe two or three times as much food and water as she usually did when we finally brought her home.
I really hope this post helps people with missing pets out because i would never wish this upon anyone

i-will-wait-for-you-endlessly:

sparklesmccheesy:

ittygittydiddynator:

iheichouguys:

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.

When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.

Important and vital

Reblogging because 5 years ago my cat went missing for 5 days and it was one of the most painful experiences of my life. We put up missing posters all around the neighbourhood and luckily we found her from someone calling us abou a cat crying all day down their street. Her claws were incredibly worn out since she had been walking for so long trying to get home (we assume she had been stolen and escaped because she was 6 or 7 at the time and knew our property too well to get lost on her own) and she had maybe two or three times as much food and water as she usually did when we finally brought her home.

I really hope this post helps people with missing pets out because i would never wish this upon anyone