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Dean doesn’t bat an eye when the Impala starts to rust around the wheel wells and empty beer bottles litter the interior. He doesn’t change her oil when he should and he’s been riding on a donut for twice as long as recommended because he just doesn’t give a fuck.

Similarly, Dean will go three days without showering and what the fuck is a razor and he didn’t bother grabbing any of his nice shoes before he split town because why would he need a pair of Italian leather loafers anyways. Nice shoes are for nice people and his insides are all black and twisted.

He eats even worse than he did when he was human and Johnnie Walker rides shotgun every single night. He smells of aged amber liquid courage and sulfur and asphalt and don’t even think about mentioning it because the outcome won’t be pretty.

Chivalry has been buried six-feet deep, under concrete and hell fire and why on Earth would he care what her name was anyways. He doesn’t feel anything but white hot rage and want and it feels so good he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be able to stop.

He grips his blade and it’s like high octane fuel pumping through his veins. His car is all rusted out like his soul and he just…doesn’t care. He’s pretty sure he’s figured out that the key to happiness is letting the poison that was always inside swallow you whole and spit you out as some new kind of monster. Alastair would be so proud. His mother would be terrified.

“Selective perception describes the phenomenon of only seeing what we want to see. This bias is most glaring when a large group of people see the same events - like a television show.

Have you ever been standing next to a friend, saw a fight happen in real time, and then turned to each other and said, “He/she was crazy.” One of you backs the first of the combatants, and the other is entirely on the side of the second. You can’t imagine how your friend feels different. Everything you saw seems to back your position. Your friend feels the same.

What you experienced was called selective perception. Give a person a preconception and they will not notice, or soon forget, anything that doesn’t back their position. When it comes to private fights, or events witnessed by a small group, it happens often enough. When it comes to events watched by millions of people, like television shows, there are wide gaps in how the same events are perceived by different individuals. I read recaps for a certain show, by a person I respect, and in my opinion she gets every single point the show is making wrong every single time. I don’t understand how she never seems to get it.

No rumor mill, please. It isn’t anyone on this site. But it is becoming increasingly common in science fiction and fantasy. As genre shows get more complex, and include more points of view, fan division on who is in the right, or why a certain action is taking place, can vary widely. This amounts to no more than snarking when it comes to minor points of story and character. When it gets political, people get heated.

What’s funny is, they always have. From the moment tv shows began getting into politics, people started dividing up over their message. A surprisingly divisive show was All in the Family. Running throughout the 1970s, it featured a bigoted American father who constantly butted heads with his grown daughter and her liberal husband. The show sometimes got flack from liberal writers, who claimed that it reinforced bigotry in everyday life. The show creators shot back that the kids were always in the right, and the dad was always in the wrong. Clearly, the show discouraged bigotry by making it the butt of every joke.

Then came a survey that showed they were both right. Liberals watched the show because they believed it reinforced their views. Plenty of bigots did the same. Whenever each group saw the other side score a point on the show, they minimized it or forgot it, while they were happy to remember any point - made by any character - that backed up their own beliefs. Two groups of people saw two different shows.”

The girl asked whether the dynamic was different w/female actors. He said not really because SPN is the kind of show where females aren’t brought on mainly as love interests, unlike many other shows on TV. Why are people twisting this into an insult?

The objections I’ve been seeing are all to do with the rest of his answer, which kinda sounded like he didn’t want the show to get icky romance cooties.

equal opportunity

thecaptainsoiree:

The argument isn’t the first since Dean came back to the bunker, but it’s the first time Castiel has been there for it, and he leaves in a flash of tan coat, slamming the door as he goes. Dean stares after him, a smirk playing across his face. Sam looks at him with a furrowed brow until Dean glances over at him, black eyes shifting back to green.

“What?”

“What was that?” Sam says, pointing at his face, and Dean grins again, looking toward the door.

“He’s kinda hot when he’s angry,” he says with a shrug.

Sam’s eyebrows all but disappear under his hair.

Seriously?” he says, “You’ve been a demon for like a month, and suddenly you’re batting for the other team?”

“Please,” Dean says, rolling his eyes, “I’ve always been an equal opportunity kind of guy.”

Sam just stares at him.

"I’m telling you, Sammy, this whole demon thing is a blessing in disguise. I’m just… I’m good, man," Dean says, rolling his neck and sinking back against his chair comfortably, "I’m chill. The old me would be freaking the hell out at just the thought of telling you that. But me? I can flat out tell you that after we dealt with those Necromancers in Pennsylvania last year I went back to Aaron’s place and sucked his dick so hard he howled, and I don’t even care.”

“You,” Sam starts, but nothing else comes.

“Seriously, you wouldn’t have thought to look at him,” Dean goes on with a smirk, “dude’s a screamer.”

Sam looks like his entire world is collapsing around him. Dean rises and thumps him on the shoulder.

“Buck up, Sammy,” he says, stretching out his arms until the joints pop, “I’m heading out for a bit.”

“Where?” Sam croaks, though his eyes are glazed and he barely looks like he’s listening any more.

“Well,” Dean says, leaning his hands on the chair back and looking toward the door that Castiel just slammed, “first I’m gonna see if Cas is up for a little Heaven-and-Hell merger, and depending on how that goes, I’ll head over to the bar. Gotta work off a little of this pent-upness, if you catch my drift.”

Sam blinks. Blinks again. His head shakes vaguely.

“You’re going to go proposition Cas?” he asks, as if Dean’s just told him he’s going to murder some puppies, “are you kidding me?”

Shrugging, Dean starts walking backwards toward the door.

“I’m a demon,” he says, eyes flashing black as he winks at his brother, “I have needs.”

amandab821 replied to your post: Jared and the Nerd HQ comment

The problem is him acting like a female character’s only purpose is to act as a romantic interest. Like having a female character would suddenly make the show about romance or something which is bullshit

starborndean replied to your post: Jared and the Nerd HQ comment

I think the thing most people are upset about though is that the girl never asked ABOUT romance. She asked about the shows dynamic when females were added and he immediate assumed that to add in female characters you would have to add a romantic plot

That notion that if you have a woman in the mix it’s BECAUSE ROMANCE is part and parcel of the Hollywood idea of a romance show, though, and the fact that Jared made that leap from the actual question to his answer is just one more example of that flawed and outdated conception of romance on film.  It’s all or nothing.

The reason Aisha jumped in, as I saw it, was that the audience reaction to Jared’s answer indicated that most of them were unhappy with it. (I say this because when Jared got through, there were cheers, but it the volume indicated very clearly that it was coming from a fairly small portion of the audience.) I also found it very interesting that Jensen, in the middle of Jared’s answer, put his mic up as if he were about to interrupt, but refrained. 

Jared and the Nerd HQ comment

I knew when he said it that Jared’s comment from Nerd HQ 2014  was going to cause wank.  *sigh*  But here’s my take.
I believe that Jared’s Nerd HQ comment and Aisha Tyler’s wonderful amplfication of it are what Jared was trying to get at in that infamous JibCon comment from earlier this summer:
I feel like what’s great about Supernatural, despite the monsters and everything, that this is a show about the interior relationships of men, the interior lives of men, and it’s very rare. The relationships are emotional, they are complex, they’re dynamic.  And when you’re looking at a show where it’s all about male-female relationships, that’s the focus, but to see these guys that are struggling with their filial relationship, and their inter-masculine relationship, is really unusual on TV and I think the show does that very, very well. And if you like guys, you’re curious about men, and you have a guy in your life, it’s a great show to watch to understand—not all men, but these men. These characters, I think, are very well written guys (super hot too, but that’s not the point) and I think that’s what’s really, really wonderful about Supernatural.
——Aisha Tyler

Neither Jared nor Aisha is wrong about the importance of this kind of narrative.  The problem that starts the wank arises because they are working on Hollywood’s definition of “romance” as it pertains to series television, and we… are not.

Hollywood romance is a show, like The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls, Once Upon A Time, Beauty and the Beast, Reign—even Castle and Bones—where the love story is the skeleton of the show that the episodic plot has to fit around.  

When Jared talks about bringing “romance” into the show, he’s thinking about a paradigm shift in the show’s focus.  (He’s not the only one, as most of the Destiel shippers well know.)  He doesn’t want Supernatural to turn into the kind of show that the CW is infamous for—like, to use an example from another part of the panel, The Vampire Diaries.  

Franky, neither do I.  By the Hollywood definition of “Romance,” yeah, I agree that adding it to the show would ruin it, because Hollywood Romance must by definition be the most important element in the show, the thing that drives the majority of the watercooler discussion.  The overall story arc is the love story (or stories).  I can’t speak for all Destiel fans, but none of the ones I’ve talked to seriously want that show.

Because when fans talk about wanting to see a Dean/Cas “romance,” they are, almost universally in my experience, talking about a single subplot, a story element that fits onto the overall plot skeleton of a show about two brothers (and an angel) hunting monsters, and not the love story of a hunter and his angel (oh, and his brother’s in there too). 

Basically, Jared thinks we want a complete change in genre, and we’re asking for a minor subplot.

“The key to Castiel’s grace. “I think, probably, Metatron is key to getting Cas’ grace back and Cas knows that,” Misha said. “We establish that early on in the season. And we also establish that Cas is unwilling to cooperate with Metatron or ask a favor of him. I would not be surprised if later on in the season it turns out that Metatron does end up rectifying the [grace] situation somehow. Because he certainly is, as far as we know, the one who knows how to do that or where Cas’ grace is? [Is it still in existence?] I don’t know. It seems so.””
Is it just me or does anyone else the romantic components of the angel spell being addressed next season… (via mishafart)

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#dear god i just want this arc to result in#cas having to choose between saving dean with the grace#or saving himself#i know i’m awful bUT IT WOULD BE SO GOOD#//huffs#spn spoilers#also yes i hope this is finally addressed pls


I just want to point out that both Misha and
2. Figure out the grace problem.

I make particular note of the order, which both Misha and Carver used….
“I feel like what’s great about Supernatural, despite the monsters and everything, that this is a show about the interior relationships of men, the interior lives of men, and it’s very rare. The relationships are emotional, they are complex, they’re dynamic… And when you’re looking at a show where it’s all about male-female relationships, that’s the focus, but to see this guys that are struggling with their familiar relationship, and their inter-masculine relationship, is really unusual on TV and I think the show does that very, very well. And if you like guys, you’re curious about men, and you have a guy in your life it’s a great show to watch to understand - not all man, but these men. These characters, I think, are very well written guys (super hot too, but that’s not the point) and I think that’s what’s really, really wonderful about Supernatural.”

Aisha Tyler | Nerd HQ 2014

"Very well put, thank you." (Jensen Ackles)

weareallmedie:

yall-mothafuckas-need-misha:

badassbitchfromhades:

freckledtrekkie:

doctorsherlocklokison:

captainmjolnir:

I’ve never understood the stereotype that women are more likely to faint at blood

I mean seriously

what do you think we do every month

THEY WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WEREWOLF THING

AWH COME ON GUYS THAT WAS A SECRET FOR A REASON

I guess we have to come clean about the cult sacrafices too huh

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Well now we do

For the love of pete, if any of you spill the rest of it, there will be hell to pay!

And some of us are pretty tight with the King of Hell.

Just sayin’…