for some reason i thought it would be a good idea to re-watch the 10x03 sneak peek

posted 7 hours ago with 24 notes

I must be out of the loop, what has carver said that shows he supports destiel?



It has nothing to do with anything he’s said, it’s the story he’s telling and has been telling since season 8… watch the show if you want to know how Carver feels about their relationship. :)

#carver ships it harder than anyone…

Except maybe Jerry Wanek…  *G*

I must be out of the loop, what has carver said that shows he supports destiel?

It has nothing to do with anything he’s said, it’s the story he’s telling and has been telling since season 8… watch the show if you want to know how Carver feels about their relationship. :)

posted 9 hours ago with 82 notes

Hi. I still believe that Carver intends for endgame Destiel but after what happened to Swarkles n HIMYM (narrative structure totally flipped out), I'd suggest that everyone should thread this with caution. A little bit of pessimism wouldn't hurt IMO.


I have to say, the HIMYM finale pissed me right the hell off, and I didn’t really follow the show except in syndication. I can’t actually watch the reruns any more; that finale ruined it for me.

But if you’re suggesting that I pull back on canon-Destiel-positive meta because I could be disappointed, well…

I’ve always said that TPTB could decide not to go that route.  Believe me, everybody who is posting this kind of meta is perfectly well aware that we could end up disappointed.

If we do, it won’t be because Carver backed off the story he’s been deliberately telling for the last two seasons.  This is not a case of Carver having a plan for the end of the series that got derailed because of chemistry between actors who weren’t supposed to have that kind of chemistry but going ahead and sticking to the original plan anyway.  Carver came into the show well after that surprise chemistry happened, and he’s been working it into his  this whole time.

If we don’t end up with canon Destiel, it’ll be because somebody higher up on the food chain than Carver put their foot down and vetoed it.

I’ve been watching this gosh-don’t-those-boys-have-romantic-chemistry dance for 25 years, and this is the first time I’ve seen a genre show seriouslystructurally indicate that it’s willing to Actually Go There.

So yeah, we may end up disappointed.

But that ain’t the way I’m betting.

Okay but what if…

"Dean, this isn’t you."

"Oh, it’s all me, angel."

posted 13 hours ago with 408 notes


SUPERNATURAL: Jensen Ackles Teases ‘Soul Survivor’: ‘Things Get a Little Messy’ [x]

"Cas is willing to do anything to make sure Dean is no longer a demon"

posted 13 hours ago with 132 notes


Castiel will finally interact with Dean’s demonic side in this week’s outing. “It’s a pretty strenuous meeting,” Ackles previews. “Dean is still not quite Dean, and Cas is having to, unfortunately, use some powers he would rather not have to use against Dean.”

Even though the angel is facing his own problems and is low on grace, “Castiel is hellbent on ridding Dean of his demon and willing to do anything, no holds barred, to make sure he’s no longer a demon,” Misha Collins says, adding that their face-to-face is “a little touchy.”


I LOVE the talk about how it has to be Dean's choice to leave demonhood & the Mark behind for good, and I totally agree! What further reinforces this theory, is how Cas shouted at Hannah how it should be his choice, because it's his life, and so far they've been mirroring each other perfectly, so I'm holding out hope Dean (&every1 else, too) will finally get the agency he deserves & take control of his life. Also, from the promo, it seems Sam forcefully ~saving him isn't painted in a good light

This is another big reason why I think Dean is only going to be patched instead of cured. The patch may be something that lasts quite a while, but he’ll still technically be a demon. It will likely be something that fades over time and needs replenishing, like Cas’ stolen grace, and whether that’s human blood or a spell or something else is anyone’s guess right now.

By making it a patch and keeping him in the area between demon and human they’re not only making it possible for him to stay alive for the time being while seeming like the “old” Dean again (because I mean come on the mark was killing him as a human), they are also placing him in a position to have to choose between humanity and demonhood, just as Cas will have to choose between humanity and angelhood (as discussed here) somewhere down the line. 

Personal choice is definitely a big part of this. With Cas being patched temporarily, possibly against his will, and Dean also finding himself in a similar situation, it would be amazing if when the opportunity comes for both of them to finally decide, once and for all, who they are and where they want to be, it will be something they are allowed to choose for themselves.

posted 15 hours ago with 62 notes

Hi, I saw your donation drive on AO3, and I'm wondering what the money is for, exactly? $70,000 seems like a /lot/ of money. Is there somewhere I can see a list of intended purposes? Thank you!




70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.

I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider dona ting as well.

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So, the rush of pre-emptive 10x03 PR just made me go, “wow, Dean must say/do some things tomorrow night that are so much worse than what we already saw in the sneak peeks if they’re trying this hard to pre-emptively reassure people that Sam and Dean can make it out of this still brothers who love each other”. Because that’s what we got in the pre-season PR, too — it was tons of ‘bros-bros-bros’ precisely because the first couple of episodes were going to be harsh as hell on the bro-bond, so all this reassurance also just makes me feel even more sure that whatever bandaid Sam slaps on Dean at the end of 10x03 is doomed to break at some point.