for the saileen wedding i want to bring back this interview with shoshannah stern, because i love every single word of it and the lines about saileen specifically are very sweet.
“I think one thing they have in common, and there’s a lot there, is that they give without any real agenda.”
“Now that Eileen’s gotten a second chance, especially considering that Sam was the one to give it to her, I think she’s become fearless in potentially exploring that connection.”
“I’ve always felt that Eileen was written as a mirror image of Sam.”
“Sam might be the most important person Eileen’s ever had in her life.”
“That was all her wanting to protect Sam, without any smoke or mirrors.”
and most importantly
“Deaf or disabled people are usually the victim, not the one who rescues. The fact that she is such a viable love interest is not insignificant either. So many times people don’t see people with disabilities as feasible relationship material. Because of that they’re often desexualized and written off, especially in that particular sort of way, but it’s something that is so central to the human experience, and it’s something that people deserve to have if they’re so inclined. And so the fact that the main character of the show is interested in a deaf woman in that way is something that I believe is the opposite of reductive. It’s enhancing, not just for the a character, but for young people with disabilities in the audience. I hope they see themselves the way that Sam sees Eileen and realize that they can, should, and will be seen that way by people that are important to them and to the world, because that carries an inordinate amount of weight.”
On a completely different note from all the genuinely lovely post-stream messages the majority of y’all have been filling my inbox with tonight:
I already went ahead and blocked the anon in question on sight, but hey! Here’s a general reminder to not be a fuckin’ creep and send me weird sex asks, ‘cause I’m rockin’ a zero tolerance policy round here ✌️✨
there’s a lot to unpack here but let’s just throw away the whole suitcase
Okay so 15x13 Destiny’s Child was a fun one for having (the pizza man montage) returning characters we haven’t seen in a decade. While I adored having Genevieve Padalecki back on my tv screen, it always felt weird to me this direction for Ruby. I get that it was more of an easy fanservice plot because it’s the last season & she’s married to Jared, but Ruby understood angels are dangerous cosmic beings. I don’t see her being pals with Anael during the timeframe. Ideally, Crowley would’ve worked splendidly for this episode (but I understand his reasoning for leaving the show and I don’t blame him). He has a history of finding and keeping artifacts. AND he has a massively bigger tie to Castiel so the scene would’ve felt heavier emotionally, especially with the chekhov's gun of the Empty jail break they were setting up for. While Cas never warmed up to Crowley, he does owe him a few times over AND Dean (to the audience’s knowledge) wanted Crowley back from the dead.
BUT right now I’m envisioning a version where we did more with Rachel Miner as Meg instead. Because, well first off, bringing her back was the best decision and I wanted to see a ton more of her. We already knew Meg was privileged to a lot of information with ties to Lucifer so her having an idea of where the occultum was wouldn’t be that much of a stretch. Even making a shady deal with Anael would make more sense in the timeline. There’s no way Anael was fucking around on Earth with Ruby during SEASON 4. Looking for the occultum for a safe place to hide during season 6′s angel civil war...now THAT makes sense.
We could’ve played up scenes where Anael is leading Sam and Dean on a goose chase because Meg would not have hidden it in Hell. And the boys aren’t listening to Cas as he’s pointing out that Crowley was tentatively holding the throne and as a Lucifer loyalist Meg couldn’t come and go from Hell. Then we could have Cas hesitant about his plan to sneak into the Empty because he failed her and now he needs to face her directly. And I think we could’ve played the rest of Cas’ plot this episode as a massive mind game.
He searches for her in the Empty and finds her, but the Shadow ALSO takes on her form. So as they’re being attacked and separated and coming together again, it’s all extremely confusing who is actually Meg since the Empty also knows her memories. So we end up fed bits of information. Some true. Some false. It’s all to be sorted later, but the important overall vein is that it’s about how to possibly escape the Empty because Cas doesn’t want to leave her there.
those kinds of friends | He remembered the first time he’d seen her wear her hair like that, the way it’d unsettled him a little. It was so Betty-like, and yet not Betty-like at all. Betty’s ponytail moved like spilled sunlight. Veronica’s swung around like a guillotine.
Or, a series of late-night encounters force Jughead and Veronica to explore who they really are (and could be) to each other. [ao3]
I saw your twitter thread on “A bday post on sm is nice but it’s also performative and means absolutely nothing” which is a very good point, but that said Jensen certainly seemed happy enough to “perform” whilst posting something for Jared every year, and Steve as well this year. So I can’t help but wonder why he wouldn’t go to the same performative effort for Misha?
Oh my God not everything is a conspiracy, do you make a birthday post/story for every single one of your friends? Because I don’t, and you know what, I still have friends. Jensen doesn’t even do birthday posts for his kids every year, he’s done one for Jared four times and Misha once in 2018, and as far as I can remember that’s the first time he does something for Steve’s. They’re old ass men who have each other’s cell number and the fact that Jensen didn’t post anything doesn’t mean shit. He liked Rob’s post, I’m 100% sure he did not forget about it.
When Misha posts for Jensen’s birthday, it’s a performance. He doesn’t do it for Jensen, he does it for us (and it’s even more obvious because he usually does so by teasing Jensen using Bieber; it was particularly obvious this year because he did all that inuendo about shipping). Jensen is a private guy and there’s a real possibility that he doesn’t like people going fucking nuts at him every time he posts something about Misha (go look at his feed, his last pic with Misha/about Misha is their 10 year pic). Just because Misha is comfortable joking around about him doesn’t mean he is.
Like I’m not saying I didn’t want him to post something but I’m saying I’m well-aware that I, personally, would’ve loved a soft post about Misha for my personal liking, which translates to this being performative and is different from “oh my God Jensen didn’t post what a piece of shit”.
Part of this fandom does this every year when Jensen doesn’t post, can we skip it for once? Friendship isn’t defined by birthday tweets or birthday posts on Instagram, God fucking bless or I wouldn’t have any friends anymore.