compassionatedragon:

…it’s been so long since the end of season 9, and I’ve read so many fics over hiatus while not rewatching a single actual episode… I somehow managed to completely forget that in canon, Cas doesn’t know Dean is a demon yet—and therefore still “alive”, at least in a sense. //facepalm

Like, it only just occurred to me that that phonecall from Sam in the sneak peek, that’s probably when he finds out Dean is not, in fact, dead? So when he’s all sick and sleepy in his robe in that motel room, that’s not “just” because he’s dying, he’s probably also very much depressed and in mourning because he still believes Dean is gone. I mean… it sorta looks from the sneak peek like up until that point, he’s neither actively helping to run heaven nor doing anything about his fading grace situation, and… that may very well be because he’s just sort of resigned to letting himself die, because what is the point anymore?

I JUST MADE MYSELF SO MUCH SADDER HELP

savingsammyhuntingdestiel:

addictedtosamndean:


1.01 // 10.01

#this is meant to show how demon!dean does not care#for everyone who is upset about this understand that there IS a reason for this#it’s meant to upset us#to show us how different he is now#the writers are not laughing at us [viasammyhale​]


#light-hearted #ive reblogged this already #but damn YES to the tags #a lot of what we’re seeing of demon!dean is the side #tge singing the drinking the sex #but there are all the dark undertones #that are going to seemingly surface suddenly and out of nowhere #to remind us of the tragedy and horror of this siruation #this little exchange here is one such example #look at how demon!dean says this #his lips curl in the exact same manner as in season one #it is meant to be similar #to highlight how corrupt this is #it is jarring #it is painful #to have something so sacred #be perverted #and that is demon!Dean through and through #this is not going to be fun #this is going to be painful #and utterly #utterly #sad (via lost-shoe)
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savingsammyhuntingdestiel:

addictedtosamndean:


1.01 // 10.01

#this is meant to show how demon!dean does not care#for everyone who is upset about this understand that there IS a reason for this#it’s meant to upset us#to show us how different he is now#the writers are not laughing at us [viasammyhale​]


#light-hearted #ive reblogged this already #but damn YES to the tags #a lot of what we’re seeing of demon!dean is the side #tge singing the drinking the sex #but there are all the dark undertones #that are going to seemingly surface suddenly and out of nowhere #to remind us of the tragedy and horror of this siruation #this little exchange here is one such example #look at how demon!dean says this #his lips curl in the exact same manner as in season one #it is meant to be similar #to highlight how corrupt this is #it is jarring #it is painful #to have something so sacred #be perverted #and that is demon!Dean through and through #this is not going to be fun #this is going to be painful #and utterly #utterly #sad (via lost-shoe)
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savingsammyhuntingdestiel:

addictedtosamndean:


1.01 // 10.01

#this is meant to show how demon!dean does not care#for everyone who is upset about this understand that there IS a reason for this#it’s meant to upset us#to show us how different he is now#the writers are not laughing at us [viasammyhale​]


#light-hearted #ive reblogged this already #but damn YES to the tags #a lot of what we’re seeing of demon!dean is the side #tge singing the drinking the sex #but there are all the dark undertones #that are going to seemingly surface suddenly and out of nowhere #to remind us of the tragedy and horror of this siruation #this little exchange here is one such example #look at how demon!dean says this #his lips curl in the exact same manner as in season one #it is meant to be similar #to highlight how corrupt this is #it is jarring #it is painful #to have something so sacred #be perverted #and that is demon!Dean through and through #this is not going to be fun #this is going to be painful #and utterly #utterly #sad (via lost-shoe)
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savingsammyhuntingdestiel:

addictedtosamndean:


1.01 // 10.01

#this is meant to show how demon!dean does not care#for everyone who is upset about this understand that there IS a reason for this#it’s meant to upset us#to show us how different he is now#the writers are not laughing at us [viasammyhale​]


#light-hearted #ive reblogged this already #but damn YES to the tags #a lot of what we’re seeing of demon!dean is the side #tge singing the drinking the sex #but there are all the dark undertones #that are going to seemingly surface suddenly and out of nowhere #to remind us of the tragedy and horror of this siruation #this little exchange here is one such example #look at how demon!dean says this #his lips curl in the exact same manner as in season one #it is meant to be similar #to highlight how corrupt this is #it is jarring #it is painful #to have something so sacred #be perverted #and that is demon!Dean through and through #this is not going to be fun #this is going to be painful #and utterly #utterly #sad (via lost-shoe)
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Anonymous asked
“holly, i just can't get over the plaid in cas' bed. it's just so perfect and obvious and it's making me feel all warm and fuzzy, and i just (✿ノ♥◡♥)ノ*:・゚✧”

crossroadscastiel:

Still not over the bed scene tbh, we discussed it a bit here but there are several other things I’d like to point out about it :P so thank you for giving me an excuse…

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Everything about this shot feels lopsided and off-center. The lack of a nightstand on the side opposite Cas, the way the light only (just barely) reaches his side of the bed, even the dark color of the plaid is a stark contrast to the light color of the sheets Cas is surrounded by. The use of light and shadow is beautiful, and the bars on the headboard are reminiscent of that cage imagery we saw so much of in season 9. Cas is alone and he feels trapped.

Even the way Cas is lying in the bed is lopsided, his body curving into the tiny bit of light coming in from the window, away from the darkness, away from the cold, the loneliness of the void beside him. If the addition of a nightstand in Dean’s bedroom indicated that he was in need of a partner, the lack of one in Cas’ to me screams that he has utterly lost hope for one. 

The thing that sticks out the most to me is how in 9x14 the opposite side of the bed was illuminated by that light

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and how that is now the side of his own bed that Cas chooses, a perfect contrast to the darkness on the other side…

I also think it’s interesting that Cas is in the “get the hell away from me” position, with his right elbow and knee pointed outward.  Usually the elbow and knee are pointed (in both senses of the word) in the direction of the person lying next to you in the bed.  

Given that Serge Ladouceur lit both of these shots, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the pattern of light and dark on the bed is the same in both of them.  It looks to me like if you were to superimpose the images, Dean would pretty much fit exactly into that dark swath of bed, with his face just about where the light part of the sheet falls.

Why Cas’ hookup CAN BE A GOOD THING FOR CANON DESTIEL

(Season 10 edition, updated and revised)

So, the Season 10 Sneak Peek happened, and there’s worry over Castiel and Hannah hooking up.

But it may, in fact, be a necessary step toward making Destiel indisputably canon, and I’ll tell you why.

Once again, we’ll start by looking at the Castle model for Destiel.

I’ve talked about the Castle model before, and it basically boils down to the fact that Castle and Beckett have gone through anger, horrible break-up fights, loss of trust in the other, separation, thinking the other one is dead, and pretty much every kind of bad thing that can happen to a relationship, including sleeping with other people and having the other one know about it.  And they’re together now.  This past season tested that, really hard, but you know what?  Come the end of the series, I fully expect to see them actually married.

Because, and I cannot emphasize this enough, THE COUPLE HAS TO GO THROUGH ALL KINDS OF TESTS AND SEPARATIONS BEFORE THEY GET THEIR HAPPY ENDING.

(Castle even hung a lampshade on this in last year’s season finale:  What’s a Great Romance without obstacles to overcome? he asks Beckett when it seems like the Fates are conspiring to stop their wedding.)

What does that have to do with Castle or Destiel, you ask?  Well, Castle has always been about the Caskett ship, right from the get-go.  That’s the backbone of the story, the plotline everything else serves somehow.

The Dean/Cas relationship was one of the main plotlines for the last two seasons, and the way Show showed us the Dean/Cas plotline relied heavily on romance tropes.  And since my mantra for Supernatural is that NOTHING ON THIS SHOW IS RANDOM, I (as well as a whole slew of other people) think they’ve been giving us a romance story.

In case you’re one of those people who don’t read romance novels, let me lay out the basic plot of EVERY ROMANCE NOVEL IN THE HISTORY OF EVER.*

  • Girl (or boy) meets boy.
  • Sparks fly
  • Shit happens to keep girl (or boy) and boy apart
  • And then more shit happens
  • And then REALLY BAD SHIT happens; it looks like girl (or boy) and boy are never gonna get together
  • But all that shit only brings them closer, and girl (or boy) and boy end up together in the end

That’s what we’ve been watching for six years on Castle, and, depending on whom you ask, between two and five years for Destiel.

Last season, Castle got to the REALLY BAD SHIT part of the plot, and this coming season is going to resolve the romance storyline.  Destiel?  I think we’re definitely in the “and then more shit happens” portion of the program, as of the end of Season 9.

Which leaves us looking at REALLY BAD SHIT coming down the pike.  Act One: put your characters up a tree.  Act Two, which is what Season 9 was: Throw rocks at them.  (Since it seems pretty certain that we’ll get at least season 11, I’m thinking the first half of season 10 is going to fall into Act Two.)

And what does this have to do with potential Cas/Hannah?

It’s pretty clear that neither Cas nor Dean have actually admitted to themselves that what they feel is romantic love.  I think they’ve finally figured out that they love each other, but they’re shying away from looking at what kind of love we’re talking about.  (Cas might be farther along on that than Dean, especially with Metatron HINTING FOR ALL HE WAS WORTH!)  One of the things that has to happen is for them to realize that they’re in love with each other.

Which brings us to a Cas/Hannah romance.

Because Cas has no frame of reference for how romantic feelings for Dean differ from romantic feelings for anybody who is not Dean. 

So one of the things that Cas needs to do is to LEVEL UP in Understanding Feelings.

He has to be able to differentiate between how Dean makes him feel and how he responds to that, both physically and emotionally, and how  someone not-Dean makes him feel and respond.  He has to figure out if there is a qualitative difference between the two states, and he has to figure out which one he prefers.

In order to do that, he’s going to have to have a romantic relationship with someone who is not-Dean for comparison.  I believe this is actually something that needs to happen in order for Destiel to become overt canon.  

It needs to happen because Castiel has to feel like something is missing.  He has to be unsatisfied by the relationship on some level.  He has to feel that no matter how good it feels physically, and maybe even emotionally while he’s in the moment, there is something essential he needs from the experience that Hannah cannot provide.  

So I will not worry if he has some kind of romantic entanglement with Hannah, because if it leaves him unsatisfied on some level and makes him feel that something isn’t right here, that moves him closer to realizing that what he needs that nobody else can provide is Dean.

We’re near the end of Act Two, and we already know that we’ll be seeing things that are going to keep Dean and Cas apart, both physically and emotonally.

But I have absolutely no doubt that Carver is telling us a romance story, here. I know it’s hard to have faith in that, especially now, but there have been too many human/supernatural romance parallels, too many structural and visual things that code Dean and Cas’ relationship as a romance for me to see it any other way, and believe me, I tried.

I’m telling you, as someone who was reading romance novels before some of y’all’s parents were born, that it always looks like it will never happen, that the couple are doomed never to get together—UNTIL THEY DO.  That is the way all romance stories work. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. 

Which is why I’m 99.99% certain** that Destiel is going to be acknowledged somehow by the end of the series.

I can certainly understand why some people can’t believe in that any more, though, and I could end up being wrong.  Sometimes stories take a hard left turn into WHAT THE FUCK.  But that ain’t the way I’m gonna bet.

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*Yes, they all pretty much have the same plot skeleton. But then, there are only about six plot skeletons that underlie fictional narratives, so it’s all about how you flesh out and dress your skeleton that has kept us coming back to the same six plots since people began telling stories to start with.

**The only reason we won’t get Dean/Cas, IMO, is if the network pitches a hissy fit and says no.  YMMV, of course.

Anonymous asked
“Just FYI but Singer confirmed Castiel/Hannah is going to happen, so once again you were wrong about what we all shouldn't be worried about. If you can't see Heteronatural with huge blinding lights being shoved into our faces, I don't know what to tell you. But continuing to tell people that Destiel is happening is just getting people hopeful for another let down.”

neven-ebrez:

*deep breath*  

This is the last time I will say this shit.  Speculation (over the possibility of Destiel “happening” or anything else) is always ever THAT, speculation. Speculation is not some “game” I’m trying to win in any case.  I speculate because it’s fun and I talk about PR because I’m asked my opinions on things.  I’ve been dead wrong about some things before and some things I’ve guessed with scary accuracy.  I don’t see why the things I personally get right or wrong matters to you one way or another. You are not making me feel bad by telling me I guessed wrong “again” (and actually… I can’t recall ever saying Hannah/Cas would never happen, in fact, I have always thought/said Cas would have a love interest “for feelings comparison” before understanding what he has going on with Dean).  

NO META WRITER IS A FUCKING FORTUNE TELLER.

This fandom really needs to stop attacking and blaming meta writers for their decision to believe or not to believe in the FUTURE POSSIBILITY of Destiel. I, more than most, talk about this all the fucking time so you and everyone else who is bitter can stop coming into my ask box trying to blame me for shit.  I’ve said hope is dangerous, but I still have it, even now.  My feelings do not magically command others *laughs at the thought* so feeling you are doing the fandom a favor by “converting me” to pessimism is only going to waste your time and mine.  If there’s a structure change, then I’ll talk about it, but until I see that optimism is what everyone is going to get because I’m not looking at the trees, I’m looking at the forest.  I won’t say again how I recommend people follow a variety of both optimistic and pessimistic blogs (just like I do) in order to make up their mind about where their hope for explicit Destiel lies.  No one should be blindly following me and my opinions on any storyline.  

Now, I’ve watched the preview… Singer talks about HANNAH *specifically* feeling things, not really Cas (he’s only said to be feeling things humanly more than ever, something Misha’s PR from SDCC specifically said wasn’t the case, so we have a contradiction there with Singer’s PR versus Misha’s). The relationship looks one-sided to me based solely on the preview and even if it’s not, Cas still has no “gauge” for which to judge how he feels about Dean.  It’s why he doesn’t know “what broke the connection” and it’s why he had no clue he was feeling heartbreak in 9x06.  Structurally speaking, Cas needs something to compare his feelings for Dean with and I repeat that it is something I always thought we would get in some form.  In fact, Carver talks about how the relationship with Hannah spins Cas “on his way”, so make of that what you will.  

Understandably, there’s a variety of reaction in my inbox over this plotline right now, but this is the anon only ask I’m going to answer about this.  Personally, I’m not upset (only maybe am I upset that female characters are once again slotted into “love interest” if they aren’t marked for death).  I’m curious as to what they do with Cas/Hannah.  The structure for Cas to pursue a family and happiness outside of the angels (for the angelic is what Hannah represents, both the “lesson” that they need to learn: to “love humanity” and Cas’ angelic responsibility to Heaven) is kinda his arc and Hannah is pulling him from that by asking for his help with Heaven (Chuck knows what is going on with Heaven now…).  Additionally, Cas being “full frontal” in front of her but not realizing the problem (as Misha described his mindset) to me indicates him not realizing what she might be feeling towards him.  He’s clueless apparently.  It’ll take more than this plotline to change my mind and hope about where I see the show headed.  Sorry to disappoint you, anon.  

Even the people who are 99.99% sure that canon Destiel will happen acknowledge that we could be wrong.

I’m with Zerbe pretty much right down the line about any Cas/Hannah romance—if it happens (and nothing in the promo suggested to me that Cas would reciprocate any feelings Hannah has toward him), it will be something that clarifies Cas’ feelings for Dean (see this post from last year for my reasons).

blue-ink-pearls:

crossroadscastiel:

I have a lot of questions in my inbox right now about what purpose I think Cas/Hannah will serve, and I think the gifs above speak for themselves. Seasons 8 and 9 put Cas in a position of being forced to choose between humanity (Dean lbr) and Heaven, but he still finds himself being torn between his loyalties to both. While I would rather things stay platonic between Cas and Hannah, this serves a vital purpose to reinforcing Cas’ choice for his endgame, especially if we’re talking textual romantic deancas.
I do think the romantic vibes between Cas and Hannah will probably be heavy subtext at most, but juxtaposing the two relationships with one another is going to be very interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if in the top gif Hannah is asking Cas to stay with her instead of going off to help Dean, and Cas will choose Dean above Hannah, above Heaven, above the angels…as he always has, and as he always will.

I think it’s also significant that Hannah goes from singular to plural (I -> Heaven), while Dean goes from plural to singular (We/family -> I). It just highlights the fact that while Hannah may have romantic feelings for Cas, we’re still supposed to view her pleading as part of a ‘cause’. Dean’s, on the other hand, goes from the idea of family, which is already something different from a cause, to completely singular and personal, and thus wholly connected to the emotional relationship that Dean and Cas have.
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blue-ink-pearls:

crossroadscastiel:

I have a lot of questions in my inbox right now about what purpose I think Cas/Hannah will serve, and I think the gifs above speak for themselves. Seasons 8 and 9 put Cas in a position of being forced to choose between humanity (Dean lbr) and Heaven, but he still finds himself being torn between his loyalties to both. While I would rather things stay platonic between Cas and Hannah, this serves a vital purpose to reinforcing Cas’ choice for his endgame, especially if we’re talking textual romantic deancas.
I do think the romantic vibes between Cas and Hannah will probably be heavy subtext at most, but juxtaposing the two relationships with one another is going to be very interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if in the top gif Hannah is asking Cas to stay with her instead of going off to help Dean, and Cas will choose Dean above Hannah, above Heaven, above the angels…as he always has, and as he always will.

I think it’s also significant that Hannah goes from singular to plural (I -> Heaven), while Dean goes from plural to singular (We/family -> I). It just highlights the fact that while Hannah may have romantic feelings for Cas, we’re still supposed to view her pleading as part of a ‘cause’. Dean’s, on the other hand, goes from the idea of family, which is already something different from a cause, to completely singular and personal, and thus wholly connected to the emotional relationship that Dean and Cas have.
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blue-ink-pearls:

crossroadscastiel:

I have a lot of questions in my inbox right now about what purpose I think Cas/Hannah will serve, and I think the gifs above speak for themselves. Seasons 8 and 9 put Cas in a position of being forced to choose between humanity (Dean lbr) and Heaven, but he still finds himself being torn between his loyalties to both. While I would rather things stay platonic between Cas and Hannah, this serves a vital purpose to reinforcing Cas’ choice for his endgame, especially if we’re talking textual romantic deancas.

I do think the romantic vibes between Cas and Hannah will probably be heavy subtext at most, but juxtaposing the two relationships with one another is going to be very interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if in the top gif Hannah is asking Cas to stay with her instead of going off to help Dean, and Cas will choose Dean above Hannah, above Heaven, above the angels…as he always has, and as he always will.

I think it’s also significant that Hannah goes from singular to plural (I -> Heaven), while Dean goes from plural to singular (We/family -> I). It just highlights the fact that while Hannah may have romantic feelings for Cas, we’re still supposed to view her pleading as part of a ‘cause’. Dean’s, on the other hand, goes from the idea of family, which is already something different from a cause, to completely singular and personal, and thus wholly connected to the emotional relationship that Dean and Cas have.

butterflydm:

obsessionisaperfume:

butterflydm:

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Are we gonna talk about how Cas is lying on the bed? How he’s lying on the right hand side of the bed (his right), all sprawled out, taking up loads of the room but still leaving a gap next to him. And how waaaaay back in 9.14, we had that wonderful shot of Dean’s bedroom (thank you Jerry Wanek) where Dean was lying on the left hand side of the bed (his left), all neatly contained within ‘his’ side. I’m laughing a lot right now.

Also, is anyone else finding that they’re resembling each other a lot, thanks in main to the hair?

The first few times I saw the screenshot of Cas in bed, I literally thought it was more demon!Dean stuff. It took repeatedly seeing it labeled as ‘Castiel’ for me to realize I was looking at Misha.

Oh, good, I’m not the only one!  

And I have to say, the fact that he’s got his feet underneath the plaid blanket just tickles the crap out of me…

Yeah, I was all, “lol, people are mistagging Dean as Cas; that’s weird”. And then I realized they weren’t mistagging.

I don’t know if it’s the lighting or the sprawl or what, but even watching the promo, I didn’t realize it was Cas until I saw him in the bathrobe later.

3butterfly·Source: proxy-1

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Are we gonna talk about how Cas is lying on the bed? How he’s lying on the right hand side of the bed (his right), all sprawled out, taking up loads of the room but still leaving a gap next to him. And how waaaaay back in 9.14, we had that wonderful shot of Dean’s bedroom (thank you Jerry Wanek) where Dean was lying on the left hand side of the bed (his left), all neatly contained within ‘his’ side. I’m laughing a lot right now.

Also, is anyone else finding that they’re resembling each other a lot, thanks in main to the hair?

I just need to add to this that demon!Dean is on the
right hand side, i.e. not his side of the bed. I find this interesting, and it is tying in with the whole train of thought that demon!Dean is trying his best to get as far away from “real” Dean as possible, in every way that he can.

We saw Dean on the right-hand side of the bed in “What Is And What Should Never Be” as well—in the djinn-dream with Carmen.  

butterflydm:

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Are we gonna talk about how Cas is lying on the bed? How he’s lying on the right hand side of the bed (his right), all sprawled out, taking up loads of the room but still leaving a gap next to him. And how waaaaay back in 9.14, we had that wonderful shot of Dean’s bedroom (thank you Jerry Wanek) where Dean was lying on the left hand side of the bed (his left), all neatly contained within ‘his’ side. I’m laughing a lot right now.

Also, is anyone else finding that they’re resembling each other a lot, thanks in main to the hair?

The first few times I saw the screenshot of Cas in bed, I literally thought it was more demon!Dean stuff. It took repeatedly seeing it labeled as ‘Castiel’ for me to realize I was looking at Misha.

Oh, good, I’m not the only one!  

And I have to say, the fact that he’s got his feet underneath the plaid blanket just tickles the crap out of me…

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