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Overall in seasons 8-9: Episodes without Cas lose on average 8% of the total audience during the show’s airing, and 7% of the adults 18-49 demographic. Episodes with Cas lose on average only 4% of the total audience during the show’s airing, and only 2% of the adults 18-49 demographic.

Conclusion: episodes without Cas lose twice as many viewers on average compared to episodes with Cas. In other words, having Cas in an episode makes it more likely that a viewer will keep watching till the end.

I am C A C K L I N G at the drop off rates for 9x08.

No strategically-placed maraca is gonna cover up THAT right tit.

Hahaha yeah. Not shown here but also of interest: the two lowest rated episodes of the season for women 18-34 were 9x03 and 9x08. Turns out viewers do notice shitty misogynistic and dubcon situations, especially when it’s being directed at people like them! If TPTB can’t figure out what’s right on their own, maybe they should listen to us when we start pitching a fit. It’s in all of our best interests.

colorguardenthusiast:

trav-tv:

Game postponed due to puppies.

Some of them look so pissed and then you have a few that are like ‘PUPPIES’

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bittercasgirl:

in a way i’m glad that given this show’s aggressive and violent masculinism and utter ineptitude of the writers to respect female characters that it ended up with one of the most feminist, queer, and socially-aware fandoms

keep headcanoning all characters as queer, keep incorporating female characters into fanart and fanfic, keep pushing the writers to think beyond their limited straight white male perspective, keep doing ur thing babes <3 

I think it’s become quite apparent that at this point, Supernatural is just deliberately sticking it to it’s audience. Because it disapproves of them being predominantly female, social-minded/liberal, and queer. That’s not the audience they want, they want young straight dudebros and are pissed that they don’t have them. So they’re going to punish the audience they do have for being so female, so social-minded/liberal, so queer.

They’re basically just having a tantrum and using the medium of a TV show to throw it.

So apparently Jeremy Carver recently said : “I dont think you’ll see an extended love interest [for Sam or Dean this season]”

Yeah, cause you kill all the women and think queer romances would ruin your show. So of course you’re not going to have any extended romances for your ALL STRAIGHT WHITE MALE cast. Just a little ‘something-something’ when the boys blow into town, cause that’s the only reason to have females on your show, right? To establish how heterosexual your male leads are. That, or as villains ignored for most of the season until they’re easily killed off in an anti-climatic manner.

gatoishwary:

ttripod:

jodyrobots:

whaa

WHATS THIS MOVIE!?

I WISH I KNEW!!!

It’s Top Secret! from 1984. It’s from the same folks as The Naked Gun movies.

(Source: anitial-deez)

Have you ever seen Avatar: The Last Airbender? Remember the episode in the final season where the gang went to go see a play and it had caricatures of everyone, and there was a Zutara scene in the play? I'm thinking that the play episode of SPN is gonna be similar, only with much more mean-spirited digs aimed at us delusional queer Destiel shippers, since they 'appreciate' us so much.

Anonymous

I know exactly the scene your speaking of, and that’s more or less what I was thinking (but more petty and spiteful in nature).

I mean, the thing is, the idea of the Gang watching a play about their lives could actually be kind of funny and insightful. But with these showrunners and writers, even Robbie Thompson…I just don’t think it will be. 

Placing this ‘light-hearted’ episode in the middle of Dean’s A Demon/Cas Is Dying arc is kinda iffy, but it could possibly have worked, IF they tied it in to the emotional arcs of the characters (much like how Once More With Feeling did). But last season especially was filled with discordant oboe noises of those ‘funny’ episodes shoved in at all the wrong times, with no emotional consistency, and joking about the wrong things.

What were the ‘funny’ eps last season? I mean, they may not have actually been funny, but they were meant as ‘amusing interludes’, no myth stuff, lighter material, etc. Slumber Party, Dog Dean Afternoon, Rock And A Hard Place, #thinman. Were ANY of those actually funny? The best of them was Slumber Party, which really, was just okay and mostly inoffensive, but really should not have been placed right after Dean kicks his recently sexually assaulted friend back out on the streets with no money or supplies.

Compare those eps to, like, Bad Day At Black Rock or Mystery Spot or Changing Channels or LARP and the Real Girl or Hunter Heroici or Monster Movie or Yellow Fever. Those eps knew how to take amusing or weird material, and incorporate it into the myth/character arcs, or to be able to stand alone and still work within the context of the season. Monster Movie felt like an actual breather after the first four heavy, emotionally charged episodes of season 4. But it wasn’t like the discordant oboe noises of S9’s (and lbr, S7’s as well) ‘amusing breather’ eps, that were alternately insulting or offensive.

And this episode is also going to incorporate 4th-wall breaking fandom meta? When has that ever gone well for us, as the fans? Need I remind you how they characterize their fans in their show? How they made their avatar of the fandom, Becky, drug and molest Sam, with plans to rape him? How in ‘Stairway to Heaven’, the racist truck people and the ep’s director made Sam and Dean look directly at the camera and mock fans? The entire thinman phenomenon in #thinman? Quoting from this article: "SPN’s creative team routinely breaks the 4th wall in the most passive-aggressive way: to remind fans that they see you and they disapprove"

Why would this be any different? Or why should I believe it will be any different?

The one thing this ep has going for it is that it apparently being written by Robbie Thompson, who usually isn’t so fan aggressive, and he did write Meta Fiction (which seemed to be mocking  some of his coworkers more than anything). But over the summer hiatus, he’s tweeted a couple of things that indicate that he finds fault in the fans, that they’re misinterpreting the show and that’s why they’re upset (it’s not that the show is doing anything wrong, oh no). Including this link on how ‘selective perception’ is why people fight over TV shows they watch (posted at the end of May, shortly after the JiBcon fiasco). While it’s an interesting article, is not SPN’s problem, and not the thing to be tweeting when the fandom is RIGHTFULLY up in arms (about, among other things, being told that even the hint of potential queerness between two male characters would ‘ruin’ the show). It was salt in the wound.

We’re not at a convention but we’re at a place where they’re doing a play based on the Chuck Shurley books. So not only are these books based on our lives, now people are doing a play based on these books, and someone is haunting it, so we go and try to investigate what’s going on at this play, based on the books about our lives.

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Jared Padalecki on the 200th episode (x)

This is EXACTLY what I said the episode was gonna be on Twitter. It’s the only way to work in a ‘musical’ aspect into the SPNverse (they’re not Buffy, suddenly singing and dancing wasn’t going to work for them).

I will bet you anything that the play will have some ‘Haha Destiel!’ jokes in it. Like that’s what we want, a jokey version of Destiel that only exists in the warped perceptions of the fans.

(Source: dorkycas)

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. This is just an example of the corruption that South Dakota DSS perpetuates. Learn more about the Mette Case at http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair. There are many stories like this, which is why we are assisting the Lakota tribes to create their own foster care system. Free the Mette Children! The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services placed 7 Lakota foster children into foster care with a non-Native, known molester. In what appears to be a common situation, the state of South Dakota placed 7 Lakota children into a foster family with a known molester, Richard Mette, and his enabling wife, Wendy Mette, from 2000 to 2013. The DSS knew of the accusations against Mr. Mette, but still placed Lakota foster children with him. The state ignored MULTIPLE complaints of sexual and physical abuse, and pleas for help from the children. 1. In 2001, the state ignored the foster boys’ complaints of molestation, and simply made the Mette adoptive parents sign a contract pledging to discontinue any illegal behavior. 2. In 2007, one of the girls told the police how she was sexually molested by Mr. Mette. She reported that Mrs. Mette knew about the molestations. Again, the DSS defended the Mette foster parents, and allowed the children to stay in the home. 3. Afterwards, Kelly, the older foster sister who had aged out of the Mette foster family, was getting reports from her younger siblings that the sexual and physical abuse was increasing and intensifying. She reported this to the South Dakota DSS, who ignored it and said they did not believe the children. Yankton Doctor sees bruises and reports abuse. In October 2010, the only boy among the Mette foster siblings at that time went to see a doctor at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. The child, covered with bruises, disclosed abuse occurring in his adoptive home. He also detailed how Richard Mette, the adoptive father, was molesting the girls. The doctor contacted the authorities at once.  Brandon Taliaferro, the Assistant State’s Attorney responsible for criminal child abuse cases in Brown County, immediately began an investigation. The police search the Mette house and find more evidence of sexual abuse, including enough pornography to “pack a store”, including “family incest” porn. The children revealed they had been subjected to physical abuse, sexual molestation and threats of being beaten if they did not comply with the molestation or if they told anyone. In addition, the children explained that they were often given a choice between “b***jobs or beatings”. The children say they were forced to watch incest porn with Mr. Mette. The children were told that the porn, with titles like “Family Heat”, is how families are supposed to act.  The disgusted police charged Mr. Mette with 23 counts of child rape and incest, and Mrs. Mette with 11 counts of physical abuse and enabling. The State prosecutor, however, first attempted to drop all charges, and charged sexual predator Mr. Mette with only one count of “spanking”. When the State was not allowed to do this, they decided to charge Mr. Mette with only one count of rape of a child under 10. The other 22 charges of aggravated child rape and incest were dropped. The State then dropped all charges against Mrs. Mette, who the children said knew about and enabled the abuse. Children are now back with Mrs. Mette, where they can’t sue the State DSS. As the state’s DCI agent explained, South Dakota fears that they will face an expensive lawsuit by the seven Lakota foster children whose complaints of sexual abuse were ignored by the state for 10 years. Since they are now minors in the custody of Wendy Mette, the person who enabled the abuse, they cannot sue the state without her permission and support. What can we do?  Please call Tony West, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, and let him know that the federal Department of Justice needs to Free the Mette Children immediately!  (202) 514-9500 Learn more: www.lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. This is just an example of the corruption that South Dakota DSS perpetuates. Learn more about the Mette Case at http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair. There are many stories like this, which is why we are assisting the Lakota tribes to create their own foster care system.

Free the Mette Children!

The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services placed 7 Lakota foster
children into foster care with a non-Native, known molester.

In what appears to be a common situation, the state of South Dakota placed 7 Lakota children into a foster family with a known molester, Richard Mette, and his enabling wife, Wendy Mette, from 2000 to 2013. The DSS knew of the accusations against Mr. Mette, but still placed Lakota foster children with him.

The state ignored MULTIPLE complaints of sexual and physical
abuse, and pleas for help from the children.

1. In 2001, the state ignored the foster boys’ complaints of molestation, and simply made the Mette adoptive parents sign a contract pledging to discontinue any illegal behavior.

2. In 2007, one of the girls told the police how she was sexually molested by Mr. Mette. She reported that Mrs. Mette knew about the molestations. Again, the DSS defended the Mette foster parents, and allowed the children to stay in the home.

3. Afterwards, Kelly, the older foster sister who had aged out of the Mette foster family, was getting reports from her younger siblings that the sexual and physical abuse was increasing and intensifying. She reported this to the South Dakota DSS, who ignored it and said they did not believe the children.

Yankton Doctor sees bruises and reports abuse. In October 2010, the only boy among the Mette foster siblings at that time went to see a doctor at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. The child, covered with bruises, disclosed abuse occurring in his adoptive home. He also detailed how Richard Mette, the adoptive father, was molesting the girls. The doctor contacted the authorities at once.

Brandon Taliaferro, the Assistant State’s Attorney responsible for criminal child abuse cases in Brown County, immediately began an investigation.

The police search the Mette house and find more evidence of sexual abuse, including enough pornography to “pack a store”, including “family incest” porn.

The children revealed they had been subjected to physical abuse, sexual molestation and threats of being beaten if they did not comply with the molestation or if they told anyone. In addition, the children explained that they were often given a choice between “b***jobs or beatings”.

The children say they were forced to watch incest porn with Mr. Mette. The children were told that the porn, with titles like “Family Heat”, is how families are supposed to act.

The disgusted police charged Mr. Mette with 23 counts of child rape and incest, and Mrs. Mette with 11 counts of physical abuse and enabling.

The State prosecutor, however, first attempted to drop all charges, and charged sexual predator Mr. Mette with only one count of “spanking”.

When the State was not allowed to do this, they decided to charge Mr. Mette with only one count of rape of a child under 10. The other 22 charges of aggravated child rape and incest were
dropped.

The State then dropped all charges against Mrs. Mette, who the children said knew about and enabled the abuse.

Children are now back with Mrs. Mette, where they can’t sue the State DSS. As the state’s DCI agent explained, South Dakota fears that they will face an expensive lawsuit by the seven Lakota foster children whose complaints of sexual abuse were ignored by the state
for 10 years. Since they are now minors in the custody of Wendy Mette, the person who enabled the abuse, they cannot sue the state without her permission and support.

What can we do?

Please call Tony West, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, and let him know that the federal Department of Justice needs to Free the Mette Children immediately!
(202) 514-9500

Learn more: www.lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair

(Source: twoheadedshark)