My art for DCBB 2014!Title: Hear You Me
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural AU
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel; Sam/Jess; past Dean/Lisa; past Mary/John; Anna/Inias; Pamela/Ash
Word Count: ~82,000
Warnings: alcohol/drug use, reference to past self-harm, depression, homophobia, ableism, divorce
Summary: Castiel is a college graduate stuck in two dead-end, part-time jobs. Oh, and he’s Deaf…which to his oldest brother Michael makes him something to constantly fret over. It’s not Castiel’s fault that he doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life, right? Not like it’s Michael’s business anyways.
Enter Dean Winchester. A chance encounter with the man has the power to change Castiel’s life - and in the end, maybe, just maybe, it will help him finally understand and accept who he is and what he’s meant to do.
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"Sherlock" season 4 is returning to BBC in early 2016 with no official date yet. However, the series will hold a Christmas special planned for December 2015 and will be based on the mystery "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."
THE BLUE CARBUNCLE, GUYS!
- This would be the first time (aside from John’s blog entry) that Sherlock showed mercy to a suspect!
- According to canon, TBC takes place the day after Christmas. This adaptation will maybe tie in with Moriarty’s ‘return’? Or, if Sherlock’s exile isn’t instantaneous, TBC will be sandwiched between CAM’s death and Sherlock’s punishment.
- "You are engaged," said I; "perhaps I interrupt you."
"Not at all. I am glad to have a friend with whom I can discuss my results."
Sherlock, oh my God, you’re so soppy! YAS.
- "Precisely. You allude to my attempt to recover the Irene Adler papers…"
Sherlock brings up Irene by name other than ‘the woman’ so that’s interesting.
- "But his wife — you said that she had ceased to love him."
"This hat has not been brushed for weeks. When I see you, my dear Watson, with a week’s accumulation of dust upon your hat, and when your wife allows you to go out in such a state, I shall fear that you also have been unfortunate enough to lose your wife’s affection."
OMG this is almost as bad as Sherlock’s comment about John’s next wedding good God. He said WHEN, not IF. You giant bag of dicks.
- "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know."
I love you, you arrogant asshole.
- If they take anything from Granada, maybe Sherlock will have a cold. And look as painfully attractive as ever in spite of it. (x)
Imagine, like Shezza, but less dirty.
The Blue Carbuncle? For the holiday special?
I don’t understand why Death gets lumped in with Supernatural villains. He’s the essence of neutrality. He doesn’t side with heaven or hell. His purpose is to get souls where they belong so they don’t become vengeful spirits.
The only time he actively killed people was during the apocalypse and that’s because Lucifer had him bound. The other horsemen enjoyed wreaking havoc but Death had to be forced to do it. Isn’t that a clear indication that he’s not evil
Plus, he likes junkfood.
How could somebody liking junkfood be a villain.
Death loving junk food is my favorite character trait because what do people always say to people who eat nothing but junk food? That stuff will kill you
But does it matter that two middle-aged men with very large platforms were sitting at a table pathologising teenage girls’ sexuality – and making a whole load of potentially harmful assumptions about a topic they know literally nothing about? Absolutely.
Finally, a mainstream media article that presents the human side of fandom, and talks about why it’s important to have alternative forms of media.
I fangirl this woman so hard right now.
I really need to talk about that fight scene between demon!Dean and Cole. In Black we saw Dean fight and kill two demons. The two fights were edited in such a way to show their similarity and thereby show how humdrum, how meaningless, such encounters are to demon!Dean. There’s nothing remarkable or memorable about these acts, they are exactly what Dean taunts Cole with over his father’s death, the kills just merge. Killing may feed the mark through bloodshed, but Dean himself is far from sated.
And we can clearly see this lack of satisfaction in these fights on Dean’s face.
Contrast this from the look on his face when fighting Cole.
He is relishing every second of it. THIS, this right here is what feeds him. Because what he is subjecting Cole to is not purely physical, it’s psychological. He is psychologically stripping Cole down, tearing away at him in all the ways that hurt the most.
Brilliantly, we are given the visual of Dean step by step removing Cole’s defenses, first his knife, then his gun. And he discards each so theatrically easily so to psychologically dominate Cole. And with each removal of physical protection, Cole is made more and more vulnerable until he is at his tormentor’s mercy. And right then, when his opponent is at his weakest, Dean strikes the ‘killer blow’ of leaving his would-be prey to live knowing that everything he has done for half his life was for nothing. He lost. In the most brutal fashion possible.
And I find this psychological approach in Dean to just be so damn perfect. Because traditionally, souls are tortured for centuries, millennia, subjected to the most horrific of physical pain to twist them into something that delights in subjecting pain onto others. Dean’s own descent, however, was not one of physical torture but of mental, emotional. Every day as a human he psychologically flayed himself, told himself he was poison, damaging to those he didn’t deserve to have in his life. That is Dean’s pain and that is what he will inflict on others.
So when we see that look on his face when Sam has cuffed him, when he allows himself to be taken back to the bunker, when he says he won’t be showing him any mercy, then we know next week is going to be brutal. Because he knows Sam, knows Sam better than anyone. He knows exactly where the weaknesses are to strike at. And as much as he relished breaking Cole, that is nothing compared to the satisfaction, the feeding, he’ll get from breaking his brother.
grumpy cas is so cute
"stupid earth. stupid humans. stupid boyfriend still thinks he’s straight."
stupid boyfriend still thinks he’s straight
Quotes from Crypto wars redux: why the FBI’s desire to unlock your private life must be resisted by Cory Doctorow
Step One: Lord Moran initiates a bomb scare on the night Parliament is voting on an anti-terrorism bill that would give the government unprecedented authority to spy on its own people, thereby making the bill more likely to pass.
Step Two: Months later, Mycroft’s government laptop is equipped with computer hacking functions.
Step Three: Someone hacks into every display system in the country.
Step Four: We’ll find out when the story continues.
While Jim Moriarty was telling the absolute truth in Reichenbach about a few lines of binary code not being enough to break into any computer system, the game changes once the government’s built a back door into everything interesting. Then you really can have a totally different kind of key. And the man with the key… Well, you know the rest.