#that’s just off the top of my head#how about almost killing jody mills?#or imprisoning linda tran?#or torturing and cutting off kevin’s finger?#or knowing ALL about the mark of cain and not telling dean (while manipulating him)?#the list goes on (via idratherhavefreedom)
Also Kevin’s Girlfriend
au where everything is the same except for jimmy novak let castiel in he was still wearing this
you know what we need more of?
wedding/romantic comedy au’s where dean is sam’s best man, and cas is a member of jess’ wedding party
and everything seems to go wrong in the days leading up to the wedding and dean and cas have to play damage control…
but they hate each other and spend most of the time arguing about whether the ribbons on the flowers are purple or “they’re lavender, dean.”
and the whole thing is like a train wreck of dominos as dean and cas scramble to get everything ready, and they almost get in a car crash, nearly get arrested for taking the wrong cake from the bakery, almost lose the flowers out of the sunroof of cas’ goofy - “it’s a hybrid, dean” - car
but somehow they manage to get sam and jess down the aisle, completely unaware of all the chaos
and at the reception sam is glowing as he pats dean on the shoulder and says how he and cas “make a good team.”
and dean is about to protest, but then he sees cas out of the corner of his eye twirling jess around on the dance floor and laughing as he simultaneously trips over his own feet, and dean exhales sharply and runs a hand over his mouth to cover his smile.
yeah. yeah we do.
Dear fellow Destiel shippers…
Thank you for making Destiel Day 2014 a beautiful one. Thank you for making sure that it was filled with nothing but love and positive posts about our ship. Thanks for the adorable fanart, gifsets, and fanfiction. Thanks for making this day a happy one, by once again showing that we possibly have the most talented and beautiful fanon-world out there.
But there is something else I want to say…
Things haven’t been going so well for us in canon lately, but I want everyone to take a moment this day, to remember that your shipping in canon is legit. To remember that you’re not crazy for shipping this. If anyone calls you delusional for shipping this beautiful ship…
Please remember; “I killed two angels this week, some of my brothers. I’m hunted, I’ve rebelled, and I did it, all of it, for you.”
When already, this angel who had existed for millions of years, within the space of a year threw away everything he knew, even his own family, because of one simple human. Not for Heaven, or humanity, or the greater good. For Dean. He forgets about everything he’s ever believed in, all for a guy he met a year ago?! Very platonic. Or is it?
Please remember; That this is one of the oldest possible tropes in the history of fictional romance. Angel falls in love with a human and in the end gives up everything including his wings for said human.
And looking back; isn’t that Castiel’s entire story arc throughout the past 6 seasons? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m not wrong.
Please remember; That one of the oldest romantic tropes in the book, is watching the object of your affection sleep. Which Castiel has done multiple times, one time even asking what Dean had been dreaming about…
Remember that Dean has done it in return; even in the middle of an apocalypse he didn’t fail to point out that Cas was adorable when he was sleeping, even when Cas sleeping was actually a sign that something was not right in the world
Please remember; the moment Dean first fell in love with Cas, and Cas first fell in love with Dean
Please remember; the other popular romantic trope where one pines as they’re watching the other without them knowing
That Dean was able to get over ‘his epic love story’ with Lisa within the span of two episodes. Yet whenever he loses Cas, he can’t deal with it, and turns to alcohol and gets depressed.
Remember how the exact same trope was used for Sam/Jess that was used for Destiel, them hallucination the beloved one they’d lost
Please remember; The crypt scene. Please remember the ‘I need you’ that the writers had planned to be an ‘I love you’, even confirmed by Jensen Ackles.
Remember that it was the I need you
I love youthat broke the mind control
Remember the other ‘I need you’ in Purgatory
Remember that this ‘I need you’ was not based on Dean needing Cas to get out of Purgatory. Cas was a complication when it came to leaving that place, not an asset. Yet Dean needed him, and refused to go on with out him.
Dean even altered his own memories because he couldn’t stand the thought of Cas not wanting to stay with him.
Remember all of the other 'I need yous', and the fact that Cas managed to make a faithless man pray.
Please remember this;
Remember how they looked when reuniting after being separated for a while
Remember how Dean was when he thought he’d lost Cas
Please remember how everyone else knows what’s going on;
And not just the enemy, even Sam
Remember the blatant flirting
Remember the millions of times Dean has checked Cas out without even being subtle
Remember ‘cursed or not’
And most of all, remember this…
You are NOT crazy for shipping this. You happen to live in a world that is hetero-normative. You are not delusional for seeing a love story here after everything that has happened between these two over the past 6 years.
Happy Destiel Day.
Please celebrate what could be ‘the greatest love story ever told' for all of the reasons listed above, even if the writers might not agree. This can easily be viewed as non-platonic, and you're not insane for thinking that. Carry on.
Like I promised the viewers, here is my second livestream
IDK how many of these I will do, but they are pretty fun
Back to commission work!
Fun story for Destiel day! I thought I’d talk about Meta Fiction and my favourite moment, which doesn’t even have Dean and Cas directly interacting with each other but was the moment I realised this ship had started sailing and I wasn’t even paying attention.
Until Meta Fiction I was a passive shipper who honestly didn’t really think about it outside of “hey there’s a new episode up, ooh, this one has Cas lol I bet he and Dean are going to do something cute together.” and that was pretty much as far as my enthusiasm went and, I stress, I never ever thought about it in a context of it being real or something that I could read into beyond good actor chemistry.
Also until Meta Fiction, I’d never heard that version of The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More. I’m not sure if that’s the original or a cover, but I know the only version I’d heard was a cover by the British indie piano pop-rock group Keane, who are from 10 minutes up the road from me and therefore I’ve had an obligatory sense of needing to own everything they ever released just because of geography. One of those things was a B-side with a cover of the song.
Backing up a moment, has everyone heard the 2 versions of Ironic by Alanis Morrissette? One of my friends is super in love with her voice so I’ve ended up hearing both many times, starting with the original Jagged Little Pill album. In the original version she sings it straight - “It’s like meeting the man of your dreams/and meeting his beautiful wife.” In the re-release on her acoustic album, there’s a subtle change which pretty much knocked me out of my chair the first time I heard it - “It’s like meeting the man of your dreams/and meeting his beautiful husband.”
Pretty much the same thing happened to me here, complete with the big gay realisation. In the Keane cover, the opening lines are sung nice and clearly, and run:
"Loneliness is the cloak you wear…"
So yeah, give me about 3 years of listening to this song fairly regularly because I am an unashamed fan of this group (a lot of their original songs are great for Destiel feels too FYI) and knew all their earlier stuff completely by heart, these are the lyrics I am familiar with.
Compare that to the song Metatron sticks on for the closing montage of the episode. So we have him rabbiting on about plot twists and characters surprising you to sum up the events of his little story he was so proud of telling. Then he goes ahead and puts on a vinyl of one of the songs I’ve spent a fair amount of time listening to as inspiration for my own writing. At first I don’t even recognise it: the instrumental is much better and richer, and then the wordless vocalisations begin and I’m just starting to get vibes that I know this song as we’re watching Dean’s face as he drives along, his angry-calm MoC state way obvious and on the surface now, right after Cas desperately asks Sam to look after him. And then we cut to Cas, and the music is suddenly definitely this tune I know, but no big deal, I’m just hearing a new, better version of it, right?
Yeah, then the lyrics start.
"Loneliness is the coat you wear…"
Mental blue screen of death.
Coat. The lyrics are unmistakable.
What was this episode, if not a story of Cas and his coat? For the first time in my life I hear the proper(?) lyrics of this song, while Cas is standing there, sort of generally existing and wearing a coat, and despite the subtle change in lyrics, I know the rest of this song well enough to sing along top volume if I so wanted. Oh no, I think. Oh no.
And there’s Metatron, delightedly hammering out original fiction to the tune of this song, and there’s Cas tearing off his coat in response to that line - oh no. A deep shade of blue is always there? Yeah, it’s about depression and loneliness and Cas has just thrown away his coat-of-loneliness and yeeeep he’s summoning the angels, I knew it. I knew it as soon as I recognised the song. He takes the coat off as a symbol of banishing the loneliness, right? Right?
But wait I know this song. And… No, they’re not. They’re just not. The show is not going to do this whole thing about the angels and how that’s going to make the sun not shine any more… But isn’t this really incongruous? Because even though the lyrics aren’t 100% what I remember them, I know this song. I know the next line, and it’s going to contrast Cas gaining this new family to not having love, because if he’s meeting them right NOW then there’s got to be something else he’s missing…
WE CAN NOT BE CUTTING BACK TO THE IMPALA DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT LYRICS ARE COMING NEXT? DO YOU?
WHY ARE YOU BACK WITH THE ANGELS AGAIN? WHY ON EARTH DID YOU THROW IN 0.01 SECONDS OF IMPALA DRIVING RIGHT BEFORE THE NEXT LINE? WHERE CAS IS WEARING HIS COAT AND ‘TEARS ARE CLOUDING HIS EYES” THERE WAS LITERALLY NO NEED FOR IT THIS LAST SECTION IS ALL ABOUT CAS. WHY IS HE WEARING THE COAT? WHY DID YOU SHOW THE CAR FOR NO REASON?
"… When you’re without looooove," the band carries on singing like they have no idea what they’re being montaged with. Just Cas, greeting his new angel army. And like, that’s it for song and the episode, definitely it for incongruous and unnecessary shots of the Winchesters. We get a few more seconds of Cas and his angel army and he’s wearing his loneliness coat despite having this new family, and he’s greeting them as the music tells us that the sun isn’t going to shine any more because he’s doing the thing the entire episode told us was the last thing he ever wanted to do, and Metatron is smirking away wrapping up his story… And… And…
At this point the entire episode and then the entire season, and then the entire show from 4x01 onwards flashes through my head. And I hear my brother’s voice echoing in my head, “Tumblr" and I know it is where the fandoms go. Surely someone else there will understand what just happened, and tell me that Metatron did not just tell me almost completely outright that Cas is in love with Dean?
And so for Destiel day I’m raising a glass to Metatron and the crappy indie pop I grew up listening to. Thank you for making Destiel inescapable. I think. This ship will probably kill me but what are you going to do about it?
I find it kind of sad that on the anniversary of their barn meeting, Cas is lying in bed near-dying, thousands of miles away, trying to think of ways to save Dean again ;a;
Why would you do that