Supernatural 9x19 Sneak Peek - Alex Annie Alexis Ann
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S9 Ep19 Alex Annie Alexis Ann
I feel like the costume designers are trying to tell me something with Jody’s outfit choice …
You read the rejections, the personal letters that explain why they didn’t take the story, although they might say something good about it and part of you inside says, “Well, they were wrong.” Also, if you read a lot of stuff and you know in your heart that you write better than some of the crap that comes out you say, “Well, if I’m doing better than this and this is published, then it’s just a question of continuing to flog the things around until they find a home.
|—||Stephen King (via writingquotes)|
Our sixteenth episode of the season was penned by deadly duo Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming and directed by Serge Ladouceur. It provided the usual mix of head-scratching canon misfires, pacing fails, and jabs at the Winchesters’ intelligence as Dean came in contact with the First Blade for the first time. Geometric shapes continue to be an emphasis for the second half as themes of addiction and conditioning finally start to boil, having been laid on the backburner on “simmer” since 9x02. And while this episode provided solid progression for Crowley with his arc’s purpose becoming increasingly clear, it fell flat more often than not, particularly with everything involving the blade and Abaddon’s pursuit of it. The only thing I’m giving high praise to is the set dressing as Jerry Wanek continues to prove the Devil is literally in the details. The technical analysis is beneath the cut.
I am so glad that these two moments have been giffed together like this because, to me, wow is this something subtly telling. Both instances, Dean stands before a mirror, the image reflected back at him as blurred as the current clarity of his self-concept. But it’s the small difference in gesture that speaks volumes. Because in the first instance, Dean swipes his hand (his right hand, his mark-of-Cain hand) from left to right, but in the second, from right to left. Why is this telling? Crossroadscastiel and pirrofarfalla have discussed the significance within palmistry in left- and right-handedness, with the left side said to be a reflection of the inner self. The imagery of the scene where the first gif is taken is strongly suggestive of Dean trying to cleanse himself of the taint he feels himself becoming corrupted by; he is trying to wash away his corrosive thoughts, to shed himself of the mental burden of the mark. And in this gesture, sweeping from the side of the inner self, he tries to focus on that side of himself, to block out the mark side of him and try to ‘switch on’ the person he used to be.
In the second gif, the context of the scene places Dean almost preparing himself for what he sees should be done, needs to be done. Again, the mirror is murky, reflecting the lack of clarity of Dean’s self-concept, both to him and to us, the viewers (which Dean is going to be the driving force here? His inner self, or the tool the mark is creating?). And here, he sweeps from right to left, this time ‘switching off’ the inner self and so allowing the corrupted self to take the reins. A sign that, as Jensen himself stated in interviews, that Dean is starting to embrace the tool, the weapon, he is becoming.
Larinah has spoken of the theme of Jekyll & Hyde this season for Dean (and I have spoken of Dean being conceptualised as a werewolf also) and these two moments absolutely emphasised that theme of duality to me (dustydreamsanddirtyscars has also highlighted various pointers to this theme of duality). Dean is a creature of two halves, one of light, of Jekyll and humanity, and one of darkness, the Hyde, the wolf. And just as in those classic stories where internal conflict exists within the tortured being, so does there exist such conflict within Dean. Which side of him will win? Notice which hand Dean uses in both gifs: he uses the right hand, the mark-of-Cain hand. This could just be because of Dean being right-handed… but could it also reflect which aspect of himself is the stronger, the one that has dominance over the other? The one that will over-power and consume until the half it currently is becomes the whole?
How fitting then that preceding him swiping from left to right in the first gif, he was showering, an act that can also be seen as symbolic of attempted cleansing of oneself not only on the outside, but on the inside, as I talked about briefly in this post last night. It is no coincidence that these two scenes are so similar, yet are indicative of completely opposite scenarios. In one, he is attempting to remember who he is, and in the other, he is full on embracing the darkness that is roiling inside of him.
dear fucking tumblr
this is a fucking bumblebee
this is a fucking bee
this is a fucking hornet
this is a fucking wasp
as you can fucking see the longer their legs are and the less fuzzy they are is equivalent to how fucking evil they fucking are
I feel like I just watched a step by step pokemon evolution