SPN Meta Analysis Positivity Meme

messier51:

(or something like that) 

To boost awareness of all the awesome meta and meta writers in the (somewhat amorphous) SPN Meta Community, deathbycoldopen and I have decided to do a meme thing. Feel free to participate!

  1. List your favorite Meta Analysis Authors. 
  2. Link us to one or two of your favorite metas written by other people. 
  3. Link us to your favorite self-written meta. (Because you’re awesome.)
  4. What’s your favorite topic to write meta about? 
  5. What’s your favorite topic to read meta about? 

(If you decide to play along, stick a post in ‘spn meta positivity' so that we don't spam the meta tags, yeah? That way we'll have a bunch of awesome recs there too!) 

pirrofarfalla:


9x18 / 9x06

This is important.

"Find a wife. Makes babies. And when you die and your soul comes to Heaven, find me. Tell me your story."

Castiel has already screwed up Metatron’s original plan. Metatron’s original story involved Cas staying away from the Winchesters, falling in love with a woman, starting a family, having a normal life.
This gif set is focusing on the wrong story. This is an example of what Metatron wanted to happen. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay human, to stay away from Heaven, to stay away from the Winchesters. 
Cas screwed that up when he chose to steal an angel’s grace in order to help the angels and to help Dean. It always comes back to Cas choosing Dean. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay away from Heaven and to stay away from them, because something about Cas in Heaven and being close to Dean is going to unravel the ending of his story. 
Cas has a key to the lock on not only Heaven’s gates, but to the power within. I think Dean is the key.
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pirrofarfalla:


9x18 / 9x06

This is important.

"Find a wife. Makes babies. And when you die and your soul comes to Heaven, find me. Tell me your story."

Castiel has already screwed up Metatron’s original plan. Metatron’s original story involved Cas staying away from the Winchesters, falling in love with a woman, starting a family, having a normal life.
This gif set is focusing on the wrong story. This is an example of what Metatron wanted to happen. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay human, to stay away from Heaven, to stay away from the Winchesters. 
Cas screwed that up when he chose to steal an angel’s grace in order to help the angels and to help Dean. It always comes back to Cas choosing Dean. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay away from Heaven and to stay away from them, because something about Cas in Heaven and being close to Dean is going to unravel the ending of his story. 
Cas has a key to the lock on not only Heaven’s gates, but to the power within. I think Dean is the key.
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pirrofarfalla:


9x18 / 9x06

This is important.

"Find a wife. Makes babies. And when you die and your soul comes to Heaven, find me. Tell me your story."

Castiel has already screwed up Metatron’s original plan. Metatron’s original story involved Cas staying away from the Winchesters, falling in love with a woman, starting a family, having a normal life.
This gif set is focusing on the wrong story. This is an example of what Metatron wanted to happen. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay human, to stay away from Heaven, to stay away from the Winchesters. 
Cas screwed that up when he chose to steal an angel’s grace in order to help the angels and to help Dean. It always comes back to Cas choosing Dean. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay away from Heaven and to stay away from them, because something about Cas in Heaven and being close to Dean is going to unravel the ending of his story. 
Cas has a key to the lock on not only Heaven’s gates, but to the power within. I think Dean is the key.
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pirrofarfalla:


9x18 / 9x06

This is important.

"Find a wife. Makes babies. And when you die and your soul comes to Heaven, find me. Tell me your story."

Castiel has already screwed up Metatron’s original plan. Metatron’s original story involved Cas staying away from the Winchesters, falling in love with a woman, starting a family, having a normal life.
This gif set is focusing on the wrong story. This is an example of what Metatron wanted to happen. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay human, to stay away from Heaven, to stay away from the Winchesters. 
Cas screwed that up when he chose to steal an angel’s grace in order to help the angels and to help Dean. It always comes back to Cas choosing Dean. 
Metatron needed Cas to stay away from Heaven and to stay away from them, because something about Cas in Heaven and being close to Dean is going to unravel the ending of his story. 
Cas has a key to the lock on not only Heaven’s gates, but to the power within. I think Dean is the key.
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pirrofarfalla:

9x18 / 9x06

This is important.

"Find a wife. Makes babies. And when you die and your soul comes to Heaven, find me. Tell me your story."

Castiel has already screwed up Metatron’s original plan. Metatron’s original story involved Cas staying away from the Winchesters, falling in love with a woman, starting a family, having a normal life.

This gif set is focusing on the wrong story. This is an example of what Metatron wanted to happen. 

Metatron needed Cas to stay human, to stay away from Heaven, to stay away from the Winchesters. 

Cas screwed that up when he chose to steal an angel’s grace in order to help the angels and to help Dean. It always comes back to Cas choosing Dean. 

Metatron needed Cas to stay away from Heaven and to stay away from them, because something about Cas in Heaven and being close to Dean is going to unravel the ending of his story. 

Cas has a key to the lock on not only Heaven’s gates, but to the power within. I think Dean is the key.

drsilverfish:

Muriel Rukeyser, the US poet Metatron quotes to Cas near the end of “Metafiction” 9x18; “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms” (from her poem “The Speed of Darkness”, 1968) is an odd choice for the ex-scribe of God.
Sure, we know Metatron loves stories, that he hid himself away on earth buried in books until Sam and Dean caught up to him in “The Great Escapist” 8x21.
But politically speaking, he’s an autocrat, whereas Rukeyser was committed to democratic social justice.
An essay on her life can be found here: http://www.cstone.net/~poems/essahack.htm  
Dean chose the alias Special Agent Bolan during his interrogation of Aaron (his “gay thing”) in “Everybody Hates Hitler” 8x13, a reference to Marc Bolan the T-Rex singer. This is an instance of a reference to Dean’s bisexuality in the subtext, as Bolan is known to have been bisexual.
Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) was also bisexual - see here for more information http://www.glbtq.com/literature/rukeyser_m.html . So in “Metafiction” the subtext links Castiel to a bisexual artist at his moment of “revelation”, when Metatron gifts him with the ability to understand cultural references.
This precedes Metatron’s speech to Gadreel: ”My job is to set up interesting characters and see where they lead me. The by-product of having well-drawn characters is…they may surprise you.”
None of which means Dean or Castiel are eventually going to be “outed” in the SPN text, but it sure is yet another instance of how invested many on the SPN creative team are in suggesting neither of them are straight on a recurrent basis.      

drsilverfish:

Muriel Rukeyser, the US poet Metatron quotes to Cas near the end of “Metafiction” 9x18; “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms” (from her poem “The Speed of Darkness”, 1968) is an odd choice for the ex-scribe of God.

Sure, we know Metatron loves stories, that he hid himself away on earth buried in books until Sam and Dean caught up to him in “The Great Escapist” 8x21.

But politically speaking, he’s an autocrat, whereas Rukeyser was committed to democratic social justice.

An essay on her life can be found here: http://www.cstone.net/~poems/essahack.htm  

Dean chose the alias Special Agent Bolan during his interrogation of Aaron (his “gay thing”) in “Everybody Hates Hitler” 8x13, a reference to Marc Bolan the T-Rex singer. This is an instance of a reference to Dean’s bisexuality in the subtext, as Bolan is known to have been bisexual.

Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) was also bisexual - see here for more information http://www.glbtq.com/literature/rukeyser_m.html . So in “Metafiction” the subtext links Castiel to a bisexual artist at his moment of “revelation”, when Metatron gifts him with the ability to understand cultural references.

This precedes Metatron’s speech to Gadreel: ”My job is to set up interesting characters and see where they lead me. The by-product of having well-drawn characters is…they may surprise you.”

None of which means Dean or Castiel are eventually going to be “outed” in the SPN text, but it sure is yet another instance of how invested many on the SPN creative team are in suggesting neither of them are straight on a recurrent basis.      

SPN Meta Positivity Meme

messier51 suggested that I repost this for Tag Posterity…

1. List your favorite Meta Analysis Authors.


2. Link us to your (recent, carver-era specific) favorite metas written by other people. 
3. Link us to your favorite self-written meta. 
4. What’s your favorite topic to write meta about? 
The way the story is told not only through the action and dialog but also the background details like set dressing, costuming and music choices.

5. What’s your favorite topic to read meta about?
Dean.  Dean Winchester.  And Destiel.

A Collaborative Meta/Headcanon/Fic…thing by yellow-turtle and deathbycoldopen

deathbycoldopen:

Aka we sent each other messages about Dean turning tricks when he was younger, and made ourselves sad and angry.

DBCO: I think that Dean turning tricks is in the headcanon area, but it’s definitely in the realm of possibility, especially if money was tight when John was on a hunt and Dean needed to take care of Sam. I feel like the first time someone approached him though, he refused, because he had such a strong idea of what kind of man he was supposed to be- the kind that sleeps around, not the kind that gets paid to sleep around. Especially since he was so pretty, he would’ve tried extra hard to be more manly and in control. But if money was tight, and Sam was hungry, well… one time couldn’t hurt. And one more time would be fine. As long as Sam was taken care of, it wouldn’t matter that Dean felt dirty afterward.

YT: It’s… Really not that surprising that Dean sold his soul for Sam. Right? He would rather let the whole world go to pieces as long as Sam is saved. Sam was the only thing Dean had to cling to for so long, the only reason to get up in the morning, I just… Ugh. I mean, compared to all that, how bad is it to stick a couple of dicks in his mouth? Just wipe the come off his lips and try to fucking move on. Yeah, sure, dad thinks men have to act a certain way, but providing for Sammy was always the first and only priority for Dean, just like hunting was for John. And then at least he can buy Sammy the salad he wanted, he had enough money for it. And he’d make fun of his brother’s rabbit food and his good grades while he remembers the way he gagged and chocked and the sweat and the smell and promises himself never to do it again.

Until next time. 

Sometimes I worry about the environment around Dean when he grew up, because he must’ve been so FUCKING PRETTY. Just unbelievably, unbearably so, and the sleazy places John brought his boys must’ve been so violent and threatening. But Dean was a tough kid and he took shit from no one, and I honestly doubt anyone would’ve succeeded in assaulting him. 

But if Sam was on the line… 

DBCO: And you have to wonder how all this would affect his struggles with his sexuality. Because his experiences with men would taint his exploration of his sexuality so much. Whenever he’s attracted to men, it would immediately bring back those memories, of being desperate and scared and out of control, just so that Sammy could have that ice cream sunday he wanted. He’d feel sick and twisted, because he wants nothing to do with those times, wants to forget they ever happened. But every time thoughts of other men creep in while he’s jacking off in the shower, those memories creep in, and he has to stop, cover his face in shame, take a deep, shuddering breath, and then step out of the shower without hinting that anything might be wrong.

YT: And imagine how much worse it must’ve been after hell! Dean’s sexual abuse at the hands of Alastair is as close as canon as we can get on the cw. And Cas is an angel, a real honest to god angel of the fucking lord, all righteous and clean and full of heavenly purpose, and he thinks Dean is good. He sees something in Dean that Dean knows isn’t there. And Dean must’ve been so ashamed to feel such dirty shameful things for an angel, an ANGEL, of all the pathetic disgusting things he’s done. Because Cas is shining and pure, and how could he even dare put him anywhere near those disgusting fumblings in grimy alleyways and the unspeakable atrocities of hell, how dare he even imagine.

DBCO: And he might play at trying to tarnish Cas’ innocence, taking him to a brothel, introducing him to all the vices he himself clings to, but when it comes to Cas taking on Dean’s dirty scars, that’s when he freaks out.  Because all the vices in the world are nothing compared to the shit that’s piled on top of Dean, making him feel unclean, unworthy.  By his estimation, he shouldn’t even have been a blip on the angel’s radar.  Never taken out of hell, because really, that’s where he belonged anyway.

4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
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4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
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4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
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4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
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4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
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4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
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4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
ZoomInfo
4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."


The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us.  Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.
ZoomInfo

4persephone:

casraven:

"He stormed into your life, ripped up your rule-book, and carved his way into your heart."

The best relationships in our lives are often the ones that redefine us. Not because the person is TRYING to change who we are, but simply because they shift our perceptions about ourselves, the world and others by simply being who they are and believing what they believe.

1337nik:

obsessionisaperfume:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

cell-mate:

crackerhell:

ethanwearsprada:

i think it’s a universal truth that everyone in our generation takes pluto’s losing its planetary status as a personal offense

yes

pluto is smaller than russia. why did we ever even consider it a planet?

BECAUSE IT’S A PART OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

OHANA MEANS FAMILY

FAMILY MEANS NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND

OR FORGOTTEN

EXCEPT FOR ADAM

ADAM IS NOT A PLANET!

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

cell-mate:

crackerhell:

ethanwearsprada:

i think it’s a universal truth that everyone in our generation takes pluto’s losing its planetary status as a personal offense

yes

pluto is smaller than russia. why did we ever even consider it a planet?

BECAUSE IT’S A PART OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

OHANA MEANS FAMILY

FAMILY MEANS NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND

OR FORGOTTEN