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"I knew Destiel was a thing, but nothing prior to this ever shed light on what others saw in them as a pairing. Granted, I was in season four of a TEN SEASON SHOW, and Cas just showed up! But this felt like the first moment where Castiel’s interest in humanity extended to Dean specifically. He looked sorrowful when he admitted the angels’ desperation."

— Mark Oshiro - Mark Watches Supernatural (After watching 4x16 “On the Head of a Pin”) (x)

(Source: charlie-minion, via markreacts)

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(Edit to add: Mark’s reviews of Farscape are up through 1x07. Episodes 11-15 are expected to become available in the usual places tonight.)

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YESSSSS.

(Edit to add: Mark’s reviews of Farscape are up through 1x07. Episodes 11-15 are expected to become available in the usual places tonight.)

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If Ancient Roman Authors Had Tumblr

shredsandpatches:

cakesandfail:

rhube:

diedamederschatten:

Cicero: would put multi-paragraph rants without page breaks and piss everyone off

Catullus: would run one of those arty blogs that periodically startles you with hardcore gay porn on your dash

Vergil: would have a successful ongoing webcomic or blog and would constantly reblog and be reblogged by Horace

Horace: would post a ton of Instagram photos of wine and houses in the countryside and would constantly reblog and be reblogged by Vergil

Pliny the Elder: would post a bunch of photos of flowers, nature, and astronomical facts, and would die while attempting to liveblog the Vesuvius eruption

Lucretius: would be a nightblogger who would always post stuff like “what if when we die we become atoms and float away in the wind? Like you could be inhaling and exhaling your dead ancestors right now!”

Ovid: Would post a mixture of porn and reblogs of nature and portrait photos and would ultimately engage in massive flame wars and get banned for violating the Terms of Service

If Ancient Greeks had Tumblrs

Plato would have an RPG blog, blogging as Socrates, and it would be one of those ones that’s practically all responses to asks, but the asks would be written by other RPG blogs that he was also running.

(Socrates would not be on Tumblr, he would be on Twitter, and would be more interested in stirring up drama over controversial issues than defending any one position himself.)

Thales would have a photo blog full of pictures of water: waterfalls, rivers, the sea. Heraclitus would sometimes reblog the river ones.

Heraclitus - total night-blogger. Reblogged by just about everyone, but for some reason no one ever remembers to reblog as text, so as you scroll down your feed all you ever see are fragments from linked posts.

Pythagoras - Posts a lot of gifs of cool natural phenomena followed by the comment: ‘MATHS!’. LOTS of followers, but tells a lot of in jokes you don’t really get if you haven’t been with him from the beginning.

Homer - just gets reblogged EVERYWHERE, frequently without a link to the source. Frequently accused of reposting stuff that’s actually his own work someone else has stolen.

Sophocles - very popular, writes a lot of fanfic. Into incest kinks. Big in Game of Thrones fandom.

Aristotle - follows Plato. Massive following extending onto other social networking platforms. Always a bit Serious. You will not find kittens being adorably incompetent here. Lot of meta about what blogging SHOULD be for.

Herodotus - lots of really interesting posts on history, the kind of stuff that really makes you go ‘huh, that’s cool’… not always particularly well researched.

If Renaissance Dramatists had Tumblr…

Jonson: endless Instagram photos of whatever he’s currently reading. Lots of followers who are mostly too intimidated to speak to him.

Shakespeare: writes tons of fanfiction, most of it AU. Gets a lot of anons complaining about his spelling, grammar, and (lack of) adherence to canon. All of them are Jonson.

Marlowe: veers wildly between giant flame wars over religion and/or gay rights and suddenly going on hiatus for weeks, only to return with a variety of bizarre and improbable stories. Runs a ‘secret’ side blog full of love poetry.

Beaumont and Fletcher: mostly just reblog Shakespeare- and their own weird injokes, even though they live in the same flat.

Dekker: posts a lot from the queue, but is hardly ever actually there because he never pays his internet bill and keeps getting cut off

Greene: hates everyone and everything and eventually ragequits after nobody agrees with his now-infamous rant about Shakespeare and Marlowe.

Nashe: trolls Marlowe’s inbox. Runs a ‘dick jokes’ blog with Shakespeare. Neither of them is ashamed of or sorry about it. They probably should be.

Middleton: instagrams random stuff in London and reblogs Financial Times articles with snarky commentary. Once in a while he reblogs something Shakespeare posted and it gets like a billion notes. Also Dekker posts on his account a lot when his internet is cut off.

Milton: posts incredibly wordy rants that confuse everyone because they’re both politically and religiously radical. Everyone reblogs them but nobody quite understands what they mean.

Spenser: mostly posts Mary Sue fanfic, but it’s beautifully written.

Donne: mostly posts really artsy porn.

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Citizen, LIGHT is TIME (2014)

"Renowned Japanese watch manufacturer CITIZEN recently unveiled a stunning installation called LIGHT is TIME at Milan Design Week. Displayed in the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall, the spectacular installation consists of 80,000 main plates (the structural bases of watches) suspended from 4,200 metal threads hooked to the ceiling. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for viewers, who are enveloped in a cloud of refracting light, time frozen around them like thousands of golden rain drops." - Jenny Zhang

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bisexual-community:

deansangelicpurity:

markedwithgrace:

Guys, this is making news. We’re being heard.

But the comments on the article are, as usual, horrible (accusing us of being delusional, crazy, etc.).

If you guys could please go offer some words of support, that would be GRAND.

Article HERE: (x)

NO THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT

Not only are the comments on the article horrible, but the writer of the article was getting harassed by people for even writing it.

Please people go show some love and if you have a Twitter go and tell this guy he’s fucking rad.

The journalist being harassed is Eliel Cruz, a bisexual writer, activist and all around good guy.

He also helped get the word out about the entire Bisexual Erasure of NBC’s "Constantine" (x)(x) in his article NBC’s Constantine Won’t Be Bisexual and supports the #BiBlazer Twitter campaign. Cruz is one of the writers for the Advocate Magazine’s Bisexual section.

You can also follow him on his Facebook Writer’s Page and on his Twitter Account.

Not sure how I feel about the #AskSupernatural thing, but I definitely want to show some love for Eliel Cruz.

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youngnoblewoman:

butterflydm:

supermishamiga:

slayerdeans:

supermishamiga:

stassiel:

supermishamiga:

Jensen, in Variety

i’m just sitting here confused about what misha was in the past though??…
“fully contracted now”?…”something we could’ve done a couple of years ago”?
(after last years “LOLZ - u think we’re fullfilling that episode number part of the contract” fuckery i don’t fucking trust this show with misha. the way jensen’s worded this makes it seem like there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that we’ve never known about.)

exactly, I honestly don’t get it…
Misha has been a regular in seasons 5 & 6, then guest star in 7 & 8, then again regular in season 9.
What’s the difference - if there is any - between fully-contracted and regular? anyone knows?
(Maybe the difference is just in payment and not in episodes?)

fully-contracted basically means that he’s officially as much a part of the show as jared and jensen are and probably that he’s contractually obligated to spn and can’t take on any other roles that the producers don’t approve of whether he’s needed for filming or not. a “season regular” (which is a fancy way of saying ‘you’re a reoccurring guest star who’s just in a shit ton of episodes this season’) can technically be terminated/”let go” at any time without cause in most cases (it’s kinda like how they killed off kevin and osric found out because jared told him and not the writers). and they’re usually free to take on other roles during filming (like how mark was able to do this past season of white collar and still be a “season regular”) whereas jensen and jared are 99% contractually obligated to commit to spn fully and cannot take on any roles during their filming schedule, save for very very very special circumstances (like if jensen had gotten the role of captain america spn’s filming schedule would’ve been built around him being able to do that).
so for example in psych, sage brocklebank was never ~fully contracted~ even though he appeared in multiple episodes, usually at least half of them, each season and was considered a part of the cast by the actors, crew, writers and producers. generally in tv, shows there are more than two fully contracted actors so what it means is that they’ve actually, y’know, legitimately hired misha and mark for s10. they’ve committed to them and said “yes you are important, yes we want you here, yes we promise we’re not going to randomly fire you because we legally can’t unless you really seriously and completely fuck up” (//cough cough what they did to misha with s7 //cough cough)
and yes, that probably means that misha and mark will be compensated with more money, and be subject to more from royalties of the show (it won’t be a huge jump though; it might be like an extra five grand on top of their current per ep salary and then like instead of $50 a month or whatever they get from the royalties they might get around $250-$500, it just depends on how good their lawyers and managers are at these things)
basically what jensen is saying here is “I’m so glad that the network, our producers and the studio have legally committed to not treating misha and mark like shit this season.” 

Okay, thanks a lot for explaining! So this basically means, he’ll probably be in the same number of episodes (somewhere aound 11-14) but he won’t get dropped just like in season 7 for example?
Also, I didn’t know osric was a season regular last year, I thought he was a normal guest star?

Your memory is correct. Osric was not a regular (you can rewatch 9x02 to confirm for yourself — his name appears after Mark Sheppard’s in the “guest starring” line-up near the top of the episode). Only J2M were season regulars in S9.

The above is a pretty good explanation of the difference between the two kinds of contracts. 
However, it also should be noted that there’s a difference between “killing off your character” or “only having your character show up in five of the ten episodes that you were contracted for” and actually firing an actor. 
It’s becoming very, very standard - in fact, SAG-AFTRA strongly encourages it - for TV and film contracts to be “pay-or-play” which means that the studio contracts the actor for a movie or for X number of episodes, and the actor gets the money for that, regardless of whether or not the shoot goes beyond schedule, or the project falls through before the ink has dried on the contract and the actor never does anything. 
This is rarely something that comes into play in the movie industry - it’s only if movies have already cast actors, and then get scrapped or shelves, that it’s relevant. 
In the TV industry, though, this is why it’s entirely legal for a studio to contract an actor for ten episodes and only have them in five episodes - they’re getting paid for ten episodes no matter what. They have major roles in all ten episodes, they’re paid for ten episodes. They get asked to come in for eight episodes, and then aren’t actually on-camera in one episode after all and their scene gets filmed but cut in another episode so they’re only in six episodes that air, they get paid for ten episodes. The writers decide that killing off their character in the cold open of the season premiere and having a ten-second flashback in the finale serves their story? Yep, they’re still getting paid for the ten episodes their contract says they’re getting paid for.
And this is where getting fired is different - like, Charlie Sheen got fired from Two and a Half Men. Depending on the show’s budget and how much of it goes towards paying the specific actor, on very rare occasions showrunners do take the route of killing off a character so they don’t have to deal with the actor any more, and just paying the actor under the terms of those pay-or-play contracts, so the studio’s lawyers don’t have to deal with who was in breach of the contract and why or anything like that. So when Charlie Sheen got fired, they didn’t just say “OK, your character is dead, here’s $20 million for the remaining ten episodes in the season”, they actually found an excuse that he wasn’t adhering to the terms of his contract, and were like “You’re not going to get the $2 million per episode for the rest of the season that you haven’t filmed yet, because you broke this part of the contract.” Although IDK how that turned out.
Of course, paying actors is hella expensive, so networks generally try to get accurate estimates of how much they’ll use the actor, usually over a whole TV season the number of episodes an actor is contracted for won’t be more than 2-3 more for the number they’re actually in.
Anyways, yeah, going to bed so I hope that clears things up for people. 

Reblogging for the added bit.

youngnoblewoman:

butterflydm:

supermishamiga:

slayerdeans:

supermishamiga:

stassiel:

supermishamiga:

Jensen, in Variety

i’m just sitting here confused about what misha was in the past though??…

fully contracted now”?…”something we could’ve done a couple of years ago”?

(after last years “LOLZ - u think we’re fullfilling that episode number part of the contract” fuckery i don’t fucking trust this show with misha. the way jensen’s worded this makes it seem like there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that we’ve never known about.)

exactly, I honestly don’t get it…

Misha has been a regular in seasons 5 & 6, then guest star in 7 & 8, then again regular in season 9.

What’s the difference - if there is any - between fully-contracted and regular? anyone knows?

(Maybe the difference is just in payment and not in episodes?)

fully-contracted basically means that he’s officially as much a part of the show as jared and jensen are and probably that he’s contractually obligated to spn and can’t take on any other roles that the producers don’t approve of whether he’s needed for filming or not. a “season regular” (which is a fancy way of saying ‘you’re a reoccurring guest star who’s just in a shit ton of episodes this season’) can technically be terminated/”let go” at any time without cause in most cases (it’s kinda like how they killed off kevin and osric found out because jared told him and not the writers). and they’re usually free to take on other roles during filming (like how mark was able to do this past season of white collar and still be a “season regular”) whereas jensen and jared are 99% contractually obligated to commit to spn fully and cannot take on any roles during their filming schedule, save for very very very special circumstances (like if jensen had gotten the role of captain america spn’s filming schedule would’ve been built around him being able to do that).

so for example in psych, sage brocklebank was never ~fully contracted~ even though he appeared in multiple episodes, usually at least half of them, each season and was considered a part of the cast by the actors, crew, writers and producers. generally in tv, shows there are more than two fully contracted actors so what it means is that they’ve actually, y’know, legitimately hired misha and mark for s10. they’ve committed to them and said “yes you are important, yes we want you here, yes we promise we’re not going to randomly fire you because we legally can’t unless you really seriously and completely fuck up” (//cough cough what they did to misha with s7 //cough cough)

and yes, that probably means that misha and mark will be compensated with more money, and be subject to more from royalties of the show (it won’t be a huge jump though; it might be like an extra five grand on top of their current per ep salary and then like instead of $50 a month or whatever they get from the royalties they might get around $250-$500, it just depends on how good their lawyers and managers are at these things)

basically what jensen is saying here is “I’m so glad that the network, our producers and the studio have legally committed to not treating misha and mark like shit this season.” 

Okay, thanks a lot for explaining! So this basically means, he’ll probably be in the same number of episodes (somewhere aound 11-14) but he won’t get dropped just like in season 7 for example?

Also, I didn’t know osric was a season regular last year, I thought he was a normal guest star?

Your memory is correct. Osric was not a regular (you can rewatch 9x02 to confirm for yourself — his name appears after Mark Sheppard’s in the “guest starring” line-up near the top of the episode). Only J2M were season regulars in S9.

The above is a pretty good explanation of the difference between the two kinds of contracts. 

However, it also should be noted that there’s a difference between “killing off your character” or “only having your character show up in five of the ten episodes that you were contracted for” and actually firing an actor. 

It’s becoming very, very standard - in fact, SAG-AFTRA strongly encourages it - for TV and film contracts to be “pay-or-play” which means that the studio contracts the actor for a movie or for X number of episodes, and the actor gets the money for that, regardless of whether or not the shoot goes beyond schedule, or the project falls through before the ink has dried on the contract and the actor never does anything. 

This is rarely something that comes into play in the movie industry - it’s only if movies have already cast actors, and then get scrapped or shelves, that it’s relevant. 

In the TV industry, though, this is why it’s entirely legal for a studio to contract an actor for ten episodes and only have them in five episodes - they’re getting paid for ten episodes no matter what. They have major roles in all ten episodes, they’re paid for ten episodes. They get asked to come in for eight episodes, and then aren’t actually on-camera in one episode after all and their scene gets filmed but cut in another episode so they’re only in six episodes that air, they get paid for ten episodes. The writers decide that killing off their character in the cold open of the season premiere and having a ten-second flashback in the finale serves their story? Yep, they’re still getting paid for the ten episodes their contract says they’re getting paid for.

And this is where getting fired is different - like, Charlie Sheen got fired from Two and a Half Men. Depending on the show’s budget and how much of it goes towards paying the specific actor, on very rare occasions showrunners do take the route of killing off a character so they don’t have to deal with the actor any more, and just paying the actor under the terms of those pay-or-play contracts, so the studio’s lawyers don’t have to deal with who was in breach of the contract and why or anything like that. So when Charlie Sheen got fired, they didn’t just say “OK, your character is dead, here’s $20 million for the remaining ten episodes in the season”, they actually found an excuse that he wasn’t adhering to the terms of his contract, and were like “You’re not going to get the $2 million per episode for the rest of the season that you haven’t filmed yet, because you broke this part of the contract.” Although IDK how that turned out.

Of course, paying actors is hella expensive, so networks generally try to get accurate estimates of how much they’ll use the actor, usually over a whole TV season the number of episodes an actor is contracted for won’t be more than 2-3 more for the number they’re actually in.

Anyways, yeah, going to bed so I hope that clears things up for people. 

Reblogging for the added bit.

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pickedyou:

letsboldlygomotherfuckers:

I will sell my soul to whoever draws this for me


There you go.
I’m gonna collect my payment in ten years, like usual. See you then. ;D

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letsboldlygomotherfuckers:

pickedyou:

letsboldlygomotherfuckers:

I will sell my soul to whoever draws this for me

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There you go.

I’m gonna collect my payment in ten years, like usual. See you then. ;D

OH MY GOD

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Avocado Chocolate Pudding - A tasty, healthy alternative that’s vegan friendly. Enjoy! Video RECIPE

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what the hell is with this horse what. why. wtf is going on horse, i love u.

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Dean’s “Intense Fling” and the Narrative Purpose of Sex in Supernatural

thoughtlessthinkythoughts:

You know, for a show where one of the characters is supposedly such a playboy, the characters really don’t have an awful lot of sex. Unfortunately, it seems like when they do, it is usually at the hands of the worst writers on the team. But in general, sex and romance are negligible parts of the show. 

No, really. Either one of the boys can go seasons without a sex scene. Most episodes do not have a love interest of the week. This is actually a very smart choice on the part of the writers, as it allows the times that they do show or imply sex to have more meaning. 

Yes, one off sex scenes, almost sex scenes, or implied sex have a lot of meaning in this show, even if the execution leaves a lot to be desired. In general, Supernatural uses sex to explore previously unexplored aspects of a character or to demonstrate the transformations a character has undergone. Often, sex is used to set off warning bells in the viewers’ minds. 

Note: This meta looks at various sexual encounters throughout the show in the context of how they are used narratively. This includes encounters such as Cas/April or Dean and the Amazon. Please be aware that it may be triggering. 

In this context, Dean having a fling specifically connected with his new demon nature makes perfect sense, and it isn’t about “oh, hey. Look at how Straighty McStraight Dean is. 

Let’s look at some past examples to show what I’m talking about. 

The first sex scene we get is with Dean and Cassie. It’s purpose is pretty straightforward. Dean’s tenderness, as well as the duration of the relationship, serve as a contrast to what we’ve learned about his character in the first couple of episodes. He does desire more meaningful relationships, he does want a partner who knows the truth about his life, and he cares about his partners in a way we didn’t expect. It actually has a lot to do with Dean’s characterization. 

The next time the show depicts sex is with Madison and Sam. The animalistic, fiery passion here performs two long term tasks. One, it shows a hidden side to Sam. If Dean’s hidden side is more tender than predicted, Sam’s is more wild. It also serves to strengthen the parallels between Madison and Sam. Showing him having sex in this intense way acts as foreshadowing that Sam may not be all he seems, playing into the never-ending “what’s wrong with Sammy” plotlines. In this way, the sex is actually pretty tragic. 

Now, early in season 3, we are told that Dean is pretty much sleeping with anybody willing. Even if Dean has been a flirt in the past, this is the first time we actually see this kind of behavior from him, and the intended message is not “oh, look. What a charismatic playboy.” It is supposed to be out of character. The message is, “this is a man in denial about his impending death, so he is going to indulge as a way to chase away the fear.” 

Apply this to season 10. Dean having a fling could be used to show many things, but if they are doing something similar, it could be, “Hey. I’m terrified, and when I’m terrified I repress and act out.” 

Season 4 has, comparatively, a lot of sex. Dean has a one night stand with “Jaime” that represents him feeling reborn, with a new mission. Sam and Cara in the siren episode, well, mainly serve to show that what Dean really, really wants isn’t sex or a dream girl at all. Finally, Sam and Ruby contrasts with Dean and Anna, showing which side each boy is literally getting into bed with. Like the first two examples, we are provided with a character contrast. In addition, Sam’s connection with Ruby is meant to send warning bells off in our head. 

So if you are cringing at the impending fling, maybe you should be. Maybe the writers want you to cringe, because it is a sign of just how wrong things are. 

For another example that sex can be a sign of things gone very, very wrong, look at 5x03 vs 5x04. 5x03 has the infamous brothel scene, where no sex actually happens, and instead Dean and Cas bond. The next episode, when we see a possible future, we see an extremely promiscuous Cas, as well as a Dean who apparently has been going into different cabins every night. Once again, this is meant to be a bad thing. We can feel how much Cas has given up, how much the horrors of the world have changed him. We see how Dean has grown completely cold to the women in his life. 

You might be noticing a trend here. Hypersexuality in Supernatural, for better or for worse, is treated as a negative, out of character trait that happens in times when everything is wrong. There have been some sex scenes with all or mostly positive connotations, but generally, sex is a red flag on this show. I’m not endorsing this, far from it. But from an analytical point of view, suggestions that we might see a highly sexually charged moment have me worried about the characters. 

The next time we see this level of hypersexuality is Soulless!Sam, and it serves to emphasize the transformation from soul to soulless. While Sam has been shown to be highly passionate before, the lack of shits given about his partners is yet another red flag. It tells us that Sam is not as he should be. The show does not condemn playful, warm one night stands, as with Jaime or Cara, but you better believe it criticizes sexual encounters devoid of compassion or respect. 

So, if Dean is having intense sex and not giving a shit about the girl, what we really have is soulless!Sam part 2. 

Next, we have the Amazon woman in season 7. Here, Dean is at a major low point. He’s lost pretty much everything, he’s lonely, and he’s realizing he isn’t getting any younger. So he seeks out casual sex, something that used to comfort him, but he hasn’t indulged in for a while. It’s unsatisfying and awkward, and it has horrible consequences. This encounter is meant to show character growth, and it is another example of sex being shown for a reason completely contrary to “oh, look, sexy.” Here, sex is used to show a lot of vulnerability on Dean’s part. 

Now, we pretty much have to skip to season 9. Notice how big some of these gaps are? Sex is not a part of the fabric of this show. It’s a tool, used sparingly, sometimes by writers who have no clue what the hell they are doing with it, but still. It’s a tool. 

So, in season 9, Cas sleeps with a reaper. He doesn’t know that at the time, and before he knows that, it is shown to be a positive experience for him. It’s a type of connection that he didn’t seek out as an angel, a sign of his transformation, his humanity. (Again, this meta isn’t going into how unfortunate it is that sex is used as the ultimate “yep. He’s human now.” sign. Cause really, that’s pretty cringeworthy.) Then, it is shown that he was deceived and betrayed. Here, sex is once again about vulnerability. The vulnerability of being human, of not knowing whether or not the other person who just saw you naked has your best interests at heart. 

And then, of course, we have the “Rock and a Hard Place” scene. It made me want to bash by head against a wall until my eyes bled. It was terrible. And, honestly, I don’t think it was supposed to be sexy in the slightest. Season 9 is all about “something is wrong with Dean.” So, just like Sam slept with foils like Madison or Ruby to demonstrate that something was wrong with him, this is Dean’s turn. We are supposed to see him rejecting how he’s changed for the better. It is another transformation sex scene, and this one is for the worse. 

With all this in mind, here’s what I think we should expect from this “fling.” It is going to be badly written, and we will cringe. It will also ultimately serve a purpose. It’s going to let us know what’s going on in Dean’s head. Is he vulnerable? Is this rock bottom? Just how dark/divorced from morality has he become? Is he looking for an escape to deny his situation? Is it a sign he is no longer really Dean, or maybe a sign that he is? 

The scene could serve to answer any of those questions. So I advise you wait and see, and also remember: if the scene makes you cringe, want to punch Dean, or makes you question if he is still Dean at all, maybe the scene is just doing its job.  

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neven-ebrez:

She is described as having an “intense fling” with Dean, not having intense sex. Normally, if sex is involved, the term “love interest” will be used by the media instead. Not to say I don’t think sex will happen, I think it will actually, given SPN’s history of using sex to indicate a soul “status change” or to reflect a certain mindset in its latter seasons. Sex is a red flag to character change these days. Given Dean’s “off the rails” status, she’ll likely to be used (sadly) to show just how “off”.
The show has crafted itself to illustrate that Dean uses sex for comfort since he has resigned himself to not having a permanent romantic partner. He is usually gentle and loving. He also regrets leaving the person. Whatever comes of the beginning demon!Dean arc, it’ll be something that contrasts this. Demonized souls have an emotion dampener as it were (illustrated by Crowley’s season divine arc), so this will also be in play. He won’t be feeling bad about wanting a long term romantic partner. I expect the whole thing will a relief.
For all the problems of 9x08, this episode will likely contrast that part of Dean’s “B” plot. If anything this will probably be a stark contrast to the Dean/Ellie encounter. Dean had a glimmer of hope back then (and flirted but felt “I can’t”). He has nothing now. :(

neven-ebrez:

She is described as having an “intense fling” with Dean, not having intense sex. Normally, if sex is involved, the term “love interest” will be used by the media instead. Not to say I don’t think sex will happen, I think it will actually, given SPN’s history of using sex to indicate a soul “status change” or to reflect a certain mindset in its latter seasons. Sex is a red flag to character change these days. Given Dean’s “off the rails” status, she’ll likely to be used (sadly) to show just how “off”.

The show has crafted itself to illustrate that Dean uses sex for comfort since he has resigned himself to not having a permanent romantic partner. He is usually gentle and loving. He also regrets leaving the person. Whatever comes of the beginning demon!Dean arc, it’ll be something that contrasts this. Demonized souls have an emotion dampener as it were (illustrated by Crowley’s season divine arc), so this will also be in play. He won’t be feeling bad about wanting a long term romantic partner. I expect the whole thing will a relief.

For all the problems of 9x08, this episode will likely contrast that part of Dean’s “B” plot. If anything this will probably be a stark contrast to the Dean/Ellie encounter. Dean had a glimmer of hope back then (and flirted but felt “I can’t”). He has nothing now. :(