do u ever feel like a show listens to fan feedback but the wrong kind of fan feedback so instead of listening to fans criticizing the show for sloppy writing or sexism or gaping plotholes u get stunted character growth and terminated relationships and dumb meme references and dead females
…Anyway, Ben was directing. Ben has this really sort of seat of the pants directing style. So, um, finding that character of the crazy Cas, …he came up and said ‘okay, all right’—The first take of the first scene we were shooting, so…That sort of establishes the tone, you know, you have to sort of stick with what you’re doing at that point…So, he came up and said, um, ‘Make him—here’s an idea—make the, uh, it’s that the crazy Cas is full of life, just full of joy and—and—soaking up everything, a ray of sun and every glint off a butterfly’s wing and it’s just this gleeful celebration of life.’
We did a take and Ben comes back and says, ‘Okay, great. Um, do it more like he’s very very contained and reflective and almost, uh, almost not showing any emotion at all. Okay, great.’ I mean, it was the absolute opposite direction that he had given me two seconds before. So the net result was that he made me, as the actor, completely schizophrenic. So…it was weird, it was weird finding the character but I think we kind of got something that worked in the end. But it was funny, the process, ‘cause it was—He was saying ‘Try one thing. Now try the exact opposite and see how that works.’” —
Misha Collins (AHBL4)
"Crazy Cas" is bad enough, but fuck right off using “schizophrenic” as an adjective.
When To Kill Your Characters
The age old question that got more complicated when we expanded our genres past ‘comedy’ and ‘tragedy’.
Here are a few general guidelines for main characters:
- Do you plan on your character staying dead?
- Have or are you setting a precedent of Anyone Can Die for your story?
- Is it realistic that your character would die under these circumstances? (ex., an untreated battle wound becomes infected = a good dose of realism in a medieval setting).
- Is this character developed enough for the audience to care that they die?
- Conversely, does everyone in the audience hate this character (and it’s treated as a party)?
—> Kill them.
- Is your character death in some way not final (Joey falls off a cliff, but was saved by a passing benevolent eagle- not that anyone knew until the next book!) that feels trite or cheap?
- Was this character slated for death from the start, and lacked development/roundness as a result?
- Did you just really hate your assignment and wanted to end it with a bang?
- Do you not have a solid grip on your audinces feelings towards that character (ex., you meant them to be sad, and the others are crying… while your reader cackles)?
—> Spare them, or take it back to the drawing board and rework.
(As always, know the rules so that you can break them).
- Are you writing Supernatural?
- Is your character a Winchester?
- Is your character related to the Winchesters?
- Did your character sleep with a Winchester?
- Did your character piss off the Winchesters?
- Does your character have eye-sex with a Winchester?
- Does your character ever at any point meander near the Winchesters?
Kill them as many times as you see fit UNLESS:
- Your character’s name is Crowley
In which case, they get a free pass.
kim rhodes received death threats for kissing misha
can’t we just make the haters into a pie
we’ll take it from here
thank you hannibal fandom we appreciate it
Move over Hannibal this is our territory.
CLASH OF THE FANDOMS
Does it every disturb any of you how many of our fandoms are good at MURDERING
8.02 || 9.02
#everything #i want everything from this scene #i want kevin showing no mercy #i want kevin to be as violent to crowley as crowley was to him#twice as violent #i want him to get revenge #to spit on the very idea of redeeming a demon #as if that would get him his mom back #his girlfriend #his whole life #maybe the winchesters gave him specific instructions to keep the fuck away from crowley #but kevin takes advantage of an opportunity #he’s learned many things during his stay with the winchesters #this is a consecrated knife #this is holy water#this is salt #and this #is just desserts #SPN #kevin tran #spoilers#violence cw #I JUST WANT KEVIN TO DESTROY EVERYTHING EVERYONE LOVES #BURN IT ALL DOWN KEV #FUCK EVERYTHING#JUST LIKE THEY FUCKED YOU (via siterlas)
fanboy challenge | favourite characters - bela talbot
“i don’t get out of bed for three grand”
She deserved to come back.
she can never come back. just like cassie is never coming back. “negative feedback from fans” or someshit.
THE FANS ACTUALLY KILLED HER AND I’LL NEVER BE OVER THAT AND I’LL BLAME THEM FOR IT UNTIL MY DYING DAY
THE REACTION THEY HAD TO BELLA WAS SO HORRID THE WRITERS DECIDED TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” AND KILL HER
JUST BECAUSE SOME DICKHEADS DIDNT LIKE A WOMAN GIVING THE BOYS A HARD TIME
THIS GIRL WAS BASICALLY ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTERS TO EXIST IN THIS STUPID ASS SHOW, WHO GAVE THE WINCHESTERS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY, AND LOOKED SEXY AS FUCK DOING IT
SO HERE’S A B I G “FUCK YOU” TO THE SUPERNATURAL FANS AND AN EVEN BIGGER “FUCK YOU” TO THE WRITERS FOR PANDERING TO THE CUNTING FANS
why is sam winchester always referred to as “the boy with the demon blood” and stuff in team free will memes? like you wouldn’t refer to your favorite band member that overcame a heroine addiction as “the man with the heroine,” so why can’t we just call sam “the boy that sacrificed himself to save the world” or “the boy that single-handedly stopped the apocalypse” and give him some real credit here
There should be a Supernatural episode where little kids tell scary stories to each other at a sleepover, and meanwhile the stories are actually happening to Sam and Dean.
Oh….better yet…..what you think are little kids are telling scary stories and it turns out to be the monsters in the stories ARE Dean and Sam and the little kids are not human.
[rolls in the supernatural office and whispers into jeremy carver’s ear: “give sam a meaningful relationship with a side character or your ass is going to have a meaningful relationship with my foot”]
#IS IT ANY FUCKING WONDER HE WAS JEALOUS OF CAS AND BENNY?! #whenever SAM tries to make a friend they either die or turn out to be evil or both #or he feels compelled (LARGELY BECAUSE HE FEELS HE OWES IT TO DEAN) to end the relationship #and then Dean (WHO NEVER EVEN USED TO WANT FRIENDS FYI) swans along and finds a ‘sister’ and a new ‘brother’ in the same year #(the same year Dean is FURIOUS AT SAM for DARING to try and have a girlfriend) #not to mention how incredibly hung up on and attentive Dean is over Cas #who Dean has had this intimate ~THING that Sam has ALWAYS been excluded from #it’s going to leave Sam thinking ‘this life we lead doesn’t allow attachments… okay I get it… it hurts but okay I’ll do it for the world #’…no wait but - Dean you told me we can’t have friends but thOSE ARE FRIENDS DEAN WHA- HOW IS THIS FAIR?!’ #only then because he’s SAM he eventually takes this not as an unfair imbalance but as ‘oh noes Dean is REPLACING ME COS I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH’ #and then you get the S08 finale scene in the church #and I can’t believe I NEVER NOTICED that Sam was so lacking in the meaningful relationships outside his brother department #I’ve been SO HUNG UP on DEAN needing friends and a life outside Sam #I NEVER EVEN SAW that Sam was in DESPERATE NEED of a LIFE OUTSIDE DEAN as well #I just assumed Sam always HAD a life of his own outside Dean #he keeps going off on his own #after all… #oh SAM #Sam is cool too (via littlehollyleaf)
#you have no idea how happy it makes me to see other people as upset about Sam as I am on a daily basis #I mean I’m not happy that there’s a REASON to be upset #just that other people actually notice too #and I think those last few tags are pretty telling #people don’t even NOTICE how badly Sam gets screwed over by this show and this fandom #they don’t even notice #they’re so hung up on DEAN and how the things Sam does affect DEAN #that they don’t even bother looking at WHY Sam does the things he does in the first place #at what drives him to do the things he does #Dean is the single most important thing in his life #the ONLY thing in his life really #because every force that has any influence on the course of this story has made it their mission to keep it that way#and when the ONE THING YOU HAVE is gone? #or you feel like you’re nothing but a burden to them? #that they’re better off without you? #or they’re rotting in hell and you were supposed to save them but you FAILED? #maybe you’ll go to some desperate extremes to fix it #or to cope with it #you don’t get to say that sam is selfish #or that sam is whiny #or that sam doesn’t want dean to have friends #sam is fine with dean having friends #even if he doesn’t have any himself #because he doesn’t think he deserves them #and that’s the most fucked up part about the whole thing #sam doesn’t think he deserves friends #he thinks he deserves the way he’s treated #and it’s fucked up and wrong and absolutely heartbreaking #bitter sam girl (via keepingeachotherhuman)
#it goes deeper than that though #remember when bobby straight up admitted he favored dean #and all of those emotional dean centric moments he had where as sam got none? #the fact that mary knew dean and not sam #the fact that john winchester iced his son out for attenting college and fanatically favored dean until a grand gesture #somehow was supposed to even that out #the people who were supposed to be FAMILY were never the people who connected to sam #they were often the people who were the most distanced from him and they were the closest to dean #short wonder why dean covets the idea of family and sam’s heaven included running away #and lisa #for a short time dean had it all #he had someone to hold him while he was crying and a young boy to teach and love #family flocks to dean and dean has always had it in some shape and form #but sam’s only had dean #ONLY DEAN HIS ENTIRE LIFE #and the show keeps pulling this without adressing it #the idea that dean can find family on the road no matter where he is #and hes allowed to make these real human connections #and whenever sam tries hes always being proven wrong or punished for it #dean is allowed to dream of a family #sam is not #rb supernatural #rb fandom babble
Three of Swords; the trinity of the suit of swords piercing the sorrow of the mind, for the sorrow must be felt and experienced before closure and relief may come; often a reference to loss.
The Magician held the first Sword, the Sword of Intellect and Communication he received after, in presence of the Fool, called upon the powers and elements of the World.
The Emperor sat on the Throne of Stone, between his tightly clasped hands holding the Sword of Will and Order, which he wields to maintain the solidity of his organised Empire.
The Justice dwells within a body known to a Fair Soul, using Him as a Vessel so he may live on Earth and hold the Sword of Law and Virtue, Divine Strength and Cardinal Prudence flowing through Him.
The Storm pierces the Heart, and so The Swords let Crimson flow
Unto the Earth, flooding the Ground with its Sorrow, while the Trinity
Of the Major Arcana let their Sadness and Blood seep the Soil.
what was uriel’s vessel like
#he wasn’t so much trapped as he was liberated #there was a part of him that liked to smite #hands on sticky foreheads of demons is a kind of revelation too #or maybe he liked to laugh #deep bellows of laughter and a smile that was all teeth #shiny white teeth #and oh how uriel could make him laugh #his face would constantly be split in smiles if he had any control of those muscles #but he didn’t; he gave them to an angel #and laughed loudly in the caverns of his body instead #he didn’t mind #there are other ways a person can smile that don’t involve lips and teeth #he believed in uriel #he was laughing up until his death #he felt uriel’s fear and disappointment with a sword plunged in his throat #he told a joke #maybe he could finally make uriel laugh just this one final time (via poetrytofish)