Supernatural Season 9 Meme
Favourite Friendships: 2/5
Jody & Sam & Dean
" I don’t know Sammy, looks like Jody might not need our help anymore." / "Ah, they grow up so fast." / "Don’t they?"
Supernatural Season 9 Meme
Favourite Episodes: 3/8
9x06 Heaven Can’t Wait
„I just followed the sound of your pain. You have no idea how loud it is. I could hear you for miles.“
(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.
You've lost a step, friend. You need to lay off the junk food.
SPN10 Countdown Challenge | Day 15
[9/23] Spells, Curses & Ganking - 8x09 Citizen Fang
You’re out of pecan? Story of my life
While strictly speaking not a curse, craving and hunger play an important part in Carver-era Supernatural. Giving into desires is a double-edged sword, particularly when the hunger is subconsciously fueled by the darker traits of a character, when consuming means feeding the darkness inside.
The contrast between Martin Creaser and Benny LaFitte in Citizen Fang is the first time Carver truly explores the idea of the monster inside. To me, the two gifs above represent the idea of choice over whether you give into the monster in your nature or not. Martin, the human, who should be the one to practice forgiveness and restraint, feeds his hunger, literally, and figuratively, by not letting go of the notion that the vampire must die. The shots of him eating a brightly red-coloured cherry pie are disturbing and gross on purpose. Martin’s eating is not a good thing.
Benny, meanwhile, turns away from the desire inside himself, turns away from the fresh, brightly red-coloured human blood that no doubt is assailing all his senses. The similarity in colour is deliberate to draw our attention to the parallel. Yet, where Martin’s eating freaks us out, Benny’s refusal of the monster inside him inspires admiration. The blood is nowhere near as disturbing as the pie is and that should be a gigantic red flag.
The monster and the human both have a choice and contrary to normal conventions, the human gives in and the monster walks away. That in itself is a beautiful contrast, but looking at it more closely, Martin and Benny actually represent Sam and Dean as well. ‘Cause what do we see Martin eat? Pie, the very pie that Dean earlier in the episode turned down.
For now Dean has taken a rain-check on it, and I know it is something of a running gag in the fandom that Dean kept being denied his pie in season 8, but in retrospect, we should have wished for him never to eat it again, because it is not until 9x03 that he actually gets it. And once he finally consumes it, he -in that metaphor for not understanding what he has gotten himself and Sam into with Gadreel- doesn’t read the label, simply feeds his hunger like Martin did, which sets him on the path to death and demonhood.
So, Martin eating the pie here, should have been a warning sign that the moment Dean would eat pie, things would spiral out of control. He feeds his hunger and then threatens to kill an innocent and dies. He feeds the hunger inside, couldn’t let go. Martin here shows us what will happen to Dean.
Meanwhile it is Benny who turns away from Dean in much the same way Sam turned away from his brother (it is no coincidence Benny keeps referring to Dean as a brother, to make sure we get this parallel). Sam let go. Benny let go, it is only because he was dragged back in by the other that he cannot truly leave.
In this episode, and indeed in seasons 8 and 9 in general, feeding had better be a conscious choice. If not you curse yourself by unleashing the monster inside.
You’re out of pecan? Story of my life
Happy birthday, Harry Potter!
To celebrate Harry’s birthday (and my undying love for the series), I made my own covers! I created patterns (Thanks for the inspiration Scandinavia!) using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted them. You can view the whole project here! :)
(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)
FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT STEVE TRIED TO TRIGGER BUCKY’S MEMORIES BY WEARING HIS LESS DURABLE RETRO!UNIFORM (aka the not-so-bulletproof outfit he wore the last time Bucky saw him) AND BY QUOTING SOMETHING BUCKY SAID TO HIM 70-SOMETHING YEARS AGO
Okay okay but can we just talk about this? The entire movie Steve’s worth is defined by what Captain America has become. He goes to the Smithsonian to see Captain America’s life projected back at him — the boy he was before a footnote, the sickly waif who wasn’t good enough until the army (literally) made him A Man — while he’s there he walks around unrecognized; the entire gag at the mall is based on the idea that this is a 6’2” hulking muscled mass of a guy who absolutely no one recognizes unless he has that star on his chest, because it’s the suit, not the person, who’s been given worth. And when Steve thinks about the most memorable thing about himself — when he thinks about how to get Bucky back — he goes for that. He goes for Captain America. And it doesn’t work; Bucky doesn’t react at all. Because Bucky always saw through that. He didn’t give a shit about Captain America. That “little guy from Brooklyn,” that’s the kid he loved, that’s the one he was following when he died, the one who’s scared voice knocked the memories out of him earlier in the movie. And it’s only when Steve drops the shield, and the helmet — all of the things that make him Captain America, that make him immediately recognizable to the rest of the country, to the world — when he calls on this one, rogue memory from when they were just kids, from before he was the national ideal of manhood he’s been made out to be since his death… That’s when Bucky sees him. Because Bucky doesn’t remember, or care about Captain America: Captain America is just a target. But Steve Rogers, that little kid from Brooklyn? Is under him, and dying, and scared…and the impulse to protect is so much stronger than anything else that’s been done to Bucky since then.
Fun fact. The two times Bucky remembers Steve are when Steve is half-beaten-up and scared and calling his name, and when Steve is bleeding and almost dead beneath him. Bucky sees Steve when he looks the most like the Steve he was in childhood, the one Bucky protected and fought for long before that costume and that mask and that shield.
This is the kid who he pulled up from the playground after the bullies knocked him down. This is the kid who got into fights with people much bigger than him and knocked him flat. This is the kid needed him to watch his back. And that’s when he remembers.
LET’S ALL PUT OURSELVES IN CRYOGENIC STORAGE TO NUMB THE PAIN
when they finally fuck after 80k
do u eat ass a lot, dean?