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Somewhere a rocket scientist brain surgeon physicist with a knack for economics who wears Velcro shoes is having a stress breakdown.
When I was a professional ballroom dance instructor, one of my coworkers was having a tough time teaching a step to her student. As he gets more frustrated she tells him “it’s ok- you’ll get it- this isn’t rocket science.”
There is an awkward pause as her student stares back at her.
"No" he agrees, "this isn’t rocket science. That I can do. This is some sadistic step designed specifically to torture rocket scientists.”
And that’s how we found out he worked for NASA.
What qualities does being a demon bring out in Dean? Does it magnify any of the aspects of him that we’ve seen already?
Oh, it’s like an ultra version of a womanizing party animal. He’s out partying in Vegas with the King of Hell, he’s got backstage passes and he doesn’t give a sh-t about anything. That’s essentially what we’re going to see. (via)
So you mean to tell me that Castiel — the angel of the Lord that God sent to pull Dean’s ravaged soul from the fires of hell — will only see Demon Dean as a monster and not the Dean that he saved, killed for, and literally fell for?
I think it’s become quite apparent that at this point, Supernatural is just deliberately sticking it to it’s audience. Because it disapproves of them being predominantly female, social-minded/liberal, and queer. That’s not the audience they want, they want young straight dudebros and are pissed that they don’t have them. So they’re going to punish the audience they do have for being so female, so social-minded/liberal, so queer.
They’re basically just having a tantrum and using the medium of a TV show to throw it.
Hahahaha you can’t put a show on the CW and actually expect the audience to be predominantly male. I’m fairly sure the people I know who watch that station started there for Gossip Girl. They needed a better network for a male audience.
Well you know they didn’t start out on the CW, they started out on the now defunct WB channel for their first season (I think this is why all of S1’s music is different on Netflix), which was trying to target both men and women, 12-34, at the time. Another station, UPN (United Paramount Network) was also struggling at the same time the WB was. Their parent companies (Time Warner and CBS) decided to join forces, pooling the best shows from both networks and forming the CW, which quickly decided it was going to primarily target young women. The CW kept some of it’s more popular shows they considered ‘male-targeted’, like Smallville, Smackdown, and Supernatural (although the evidence shows SPN’s audience is mostly female, and has been for a very long time).
SPN never actually courted the giiiiiirls network of CW, they were just sort of rolled over into them by their dying network, and never felt the need to adjust who their target demo was.
Just randomly, the music is often different on streaming services and even DVDs in some cases because the PTB producing the series for distribution would have to pay licensing fees to use the music (again), and are too cheap to shell out for it.
In the case of the series Profiler, they actually omitted an entire episode from the DVDs because its plot tied into the use of the song Every Breath You Take, by The Police, and they didn’t want to pay the licensing fees.
Oh yes, I know, but on Netflix seasons 2-8 retain the original music, and the music on the DVDs (S1-8) remained the same as the original.
But it’s only on Netflix, and it’s only for S1. Which made me think it’s some weird bunch of licensing issues with Warner Bros/WB and Netflix or some such thing.
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.
"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking)
Literally the most important thing you will read today.
"Maybe you’re not [heterosexual/homosexual/some kind of allosexual], maybe you’re just [insert love interests name]-sexual"
NO, NO THERE IS AN ACTUAL LEGITIMATE NAME FOR THAT
THERE IS A NAME FOR ONLY BE SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO THOSE YOU HAVE A DEEP EMOTIONAL BOND WITH