Angels. They’re falling.
ugh my fucking god this scene was amazing, just the wings and the effects and EVERYTHING
#honestly all i could think about this scene was anna #and how disappointed she’d be that falling wasn’t a choice for any of them #because being forced out of your home#and to live a life you don’t fit into #is such a cruel fate #actually does this mean all these angels will be reborn as human children? #and can become angels again?#but who would tell them what they were? #maybe that’s how cas will make things right with his family again #by revealing the truth to each angel #and giving them the choice to return or not
Supernatural’s Dean Winchester dismantled his own machismo, and that’s why we love him.
BECAUSE OH MY GOD
like the one major thing I was pressed with the show about was fridging Irene and then it turns out she’s not dead and I’m like omg yay show!!! IRENE!!!
So I finally feel somewhat ready to collect my thoughts about Irene/Moriarty. So many people have written so many smart things. One thing I have noticed tho is people saying they’re so happy about the Moriarty reveal because they ‘hated’ Irene before, cos she was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, cos she was a ‘Mary Sue’, cos she was too girly and pretty and Sherlock was in love with her, and i want to kindly object. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is an annoying trope and i’m so glad Elementary subverted it, but it’s important when we critique these sexist tropes that we don’t end up hating/critiquing women who embody these tropes, thus losing sight of the larger (white male) power structure controlling their narratives. There’s nothing wrong with a woman being girly, spunky, bouncy, flirtatious, quirky, soft, sweet, vulnerable etc. What’s problematic is when these traits are presented through a white male gaze, and become a composite of ‘ideal womanhood’ at the expense of other women, and are centered around serving the white male character’s needs.
also p.s. the scene with the gentlemen and the cupid is not progressive, it’s not lgbtq friendly (emphasis on the fucking t)
cupids inhibit agency
that they were the “”surprise”” twist to castiel’s and dean’s heterosexism and then we never hear of them again?
they were nothing more than an obstacle to inhibit their attempts to finish the angel trial, the punchline to their frustration, the comic relief when haha that’s why they were having so much trouble finding the bow!
it’s okay to be you if you a) exist unchallengingly in the cishet gaze constructed by the writers and the protagonists themselves and b) allow the cishet heroes continue on their save the world schtick uninterrupted.
but yeaaahhhhhhh representation am i right
do u kno who else wanted and deserved love?
- linda tran
but they’re dead and buried under six feet of racism and sexism while crowley gets to live — crowley, the maker of rape jokes, crowley, the one who murdered and possessed thousands of innocents, crowley, the torturer (look at what he did to meg), crowley, the one who has had chance after chance after chance only to get the the chance denied to so many other people — the chance to live.
can we talk about three times now women have been killed off to make way for a white man who was the real big bad all along
can we talk about how that doesn’t happen to men
let’s recap the finale shall we
- abaddon’s vessel dead
- naomi dead (and called a bitch by metatron)
- jody mills tortured…possibly dead?
- linda tran death confirmed
- a transmisogynistic “joke”
- a gay couple being played for laughs
- castiel forced to become human
yeah no the brotherly feels and the last scene with the angels falling isn’t enough to save this shitty episode
:) :) :)
- Metatron claiming god was ‘sexist but fair’
- Meg forgotten to be mentioned
- Crowley still alive
I have to say that I’m really surprised that no one mentioned Meg. I thought for sure somone would say something gross about her death to Cas to ~get under his skin or something.
“I did a convention in Seattle. I don’t know what it was I said or what transpired, I don’t know what it was. But people got upset and I feel like it was really unfair, what was said.
First of all, I think the term “queerbaiting” is not accurate. It pissed me off, because I feel like a real champion of that community with all those letters [LGBTQA] - you know, I’ve officiated gay weddings. Also, I don’t understand what the term means.”
— Misha Collins at NJCon 2013
The whole quote is here on youTube.
Let me state first of all that I respect Misha a lot for this comment. I’ve rarely seen celebrities respect slash fandom to a degree where they will engage in a serious discussion about the issues slash fans bring up at cons, often in a less-than-rational fashion. So hey, go Misha. Thanks for engaging. Here’s my answer. It’s long, but keep reading. It’ll all come together in the end.