Forever stanning all of the spn angels!!
“Dorne is a very special land, with a slightly different cultural basis than the rest of Westeros… it was politically apart for a long time, it was also culturally apart because of the Rhoynar and the traditions they brought, but they didn’t influence the rest of Westeros so much.”
@edsheeran: some IDIOTS out there I swear, wouldn’t know music even if it was a half naked gorrilla in a tutu licking there ear and saying ‘i’m music’.
I JUST FINISHED READING THE Y: THE LAST MAN COMIC SERIES AND I AM EMOTIONALLY COMPROMISED. I WANTED MY HAPPY ENDING, DAMN IT :( :( :(
After its first few seasons, which were more broadly monster-centered, Supernatural has turned its focus heavenward, to the metaphysical ministries of angels and demons. Now, a show that poaches so liberally from every belief system it’s ever met should be able to have some fun here with sexuality and gender. Angels in much of Christian tradition are ungendered beings of pure spirit, so it would make sense for the show’s angels to routinely transgress gender norms in the human bodies they take on as their vessels. It would be a great way to portray the angels’ non-humanity, showing them unwittingly and uncomprehendingly steamrolling over human gender roles because they simply do not know or care about this petty aspect of human life.
Alas, the show takes the lazy way out, adhering to the most narrowly patriarchal interpretation of angel gender. Most of the important angels are male, the female ones are seductive temptresses, and there’s no crossing or blurring of gender boundaries."
Not Exactly the New ‘Buffy’: The Many Failings Of ‘Supernatural’ [x] by Max Thornton
An excellent, if all too brief, article about SPN’s issues (that does not pretend that Whedon was perfect, above reproach), and one of the few that specifically talk about how ludicrous it is that Angels rigidly adhere to American gender norms.
dude, the worst part is that I’m 98% sure they’ll fuck it up good. it’s already kind of fucked up due to the whole sibling thing (consistency in writing? what is that?), but I’m worried sick about the vessels. if they want to make cas/hannah a sexual relationship they better not fucking pull a 9x03. they better establish both jimmy’s and hannah’s host’s souls are gone. they. fucking. better.
even if things work out the best way possible between cas and hannah, it’ll still be bittersweet as fuck to me. cause yeah, cas might be happy in the end, but at the same time, it won’t be how i idealized. but the thing is, how i idealized it (dean/cas living happily ever after) is something unreachable in this particular show, and honestly i’m tired of trying to fucking fight it. no matter what we say or do, spn will always be run by a bunch of cishet straight white men. they won’t make it happen. ever. so i might as well hold on to the last thread of bittersweet satisfaction i can have by seeing cas and hannah be happy together, cause they both deserve it.
^ this this this. I agree with it all.
i’m sure this is a very unpopular opinion coming in the tags but whatever i say what i want on my blog