I hope the person who made the fake italian dub is doing well. I think about them once a week
john’s “i’m not too crazy about this new tone of yours” comment in salvation… you can see dean acting differently from how he’s implied to have acted before meeting back up with sam. I think this is the first time in his life dean has felt like sam has his back. like he and sam were a team when it comes to john. because this is the first time he’s been with sam and not john for an extended period. he’s still a different (more submissive, more bitter) person when he’s around his dad but he is seriously pushing back for the first time in his life
Hi! just to clarify something, I made that joke post not to directly attack Anthony Mackie, but because the idea of telling queer fans that we are “exploiting homosexuality” by shipping is just. hurtful ngl, and we’ve been told it SO much (especially in the supernatural fandom, where we've been getting hit with this a LOT recently from various cast and crew members and other parts of the fandom) that I had to somehow laugh about it.
That being said! I don’t blame Mackie for this. I don’t think when he said that he thought he was talking to queer fans. I do think that he was trying to say something about fetishization/tokenization of queer men, either to somehow get internet points and clout or. you know, for fetishization purposes. I know he himself has experienced both fetish- and tokenization, and it’s a conversation we need to have. To most people outside of fandom, media and entertainers, shippers are ~crazy fangirls~ who fetishize queer men, which was definitely (unfortunately) the outward face of fandom in the early 2010s (and, honestly, still is a problem in a lot of spaces). I don’t blame him for answering with this in mind.
I have a huge problem with Variety, though. I hate that they teased it as “Anthony Mackie on sambucky” but actually asked him a leading question framed in some moral panic about the dearth of close platonic male friendships which simply….doesn’t exist. Not in media at large and certainly not in the MCU. The “but what about close platonic male friendships!!” narrative is a straw man created by an industry that is fundamentally uncomfortable with its stories and characters being read as queer but doesn’t want to admit that (I’m not accusing Anthony Mackie of this–it was Variety who framed the question like that).
tl;dr: I’m not upset at Anthony Mackie for answering the question he was given, as best as he could. I’m not upset at him for being proud of how he played Sam and his friendship with Bucky but not seeing either as queer. I don’t, completely honestly, even ship sambucky that much. I’m mostly upset at Variety for asking a shipping question that framed shippers as the enemy of close platonic friendships, which just furthers the narrative that shipping men on the internet is 1. somehow a threat to the massive amount of close male friendships seen on television and 2. the work of horny fangirls and not queer people making our own representation where there isn’t any to begin with.
I also really don’t like how out of the entire interview, in which they also talk about the much more important topic of Sam becoming Captain America and Anthony talks about his own feelings about representing Captain America as a Black man–which I think is much more interesting and relevant to the television show and character going forward than fandom activity–the three tweets they’ve put out about it are all about the sambucky segment. Likely knowing that it would be controversial and drum up interest. I hate that. (that’s an entire separate post about how just as much as variety and similar publications push unfair narratives about shipping they also…..intentionally pander to us and use us for engagement. but that’s not this post)
anyway. there needs to be a win somewhere in here so i’m claiming one for stucky. “it’s so rare to see male friendship and male platonic love in a superhero context” okay so you’re saying that steve and bucky weren’t platonic? thanks variety :)
can’t wait for wiccan and hulking to kiss on my screen and for it to be called “pandering” and there to be 50 thinkpieces about the lack of representation for platonic male friendships written in the aftermath <3
reblog this if you exploit homosexuality to make yourself relevant and rational
(& revival & 5th wave)emonatural!
here is a (✨work in progress✨) playlist of spn songs that i’m mostly using to push my emo agenda :) mostly dean & deancas songs, but some are just the ~vibe~ and there’s a strong argument for Done as a sam song!! enjoy (and if you like it/this kind of music PLEASE talk to me about it)
I think that Sam has woken up to a handful of frantic calls from Alex very late at night and he panics every time because SomethingMustBeWrong but really she’s calling freaking out because she’s going to fail her bio test so they stay on the line together and he grabs his laptop for research and together they work through her study guide and a couple weeks later she texts him a picture of a 97% score on Blackboard
Hiya!! Im here bringing soup for you, a friend of yours sent me!
Here's a good one, i hope you like it, and I wish u a good day 🥰❤💕🥺
this is so cute omg???? Tomato soup is my favorite kind of soup 🥺 have the best day!!!
Can we talk about Dean and his records?
And how he goes literally bat shit insane if anyone disrupts the way he’s organized them.
Like anyone looking at his shit would go “yeah okay so it’s alphabetized” and start going through his records and he’d immediately KNOW when coming back because it’s not only alphabetized but organized by year and artists.
Bottom line is, he’s insane.
And at one point like, Cas is the one to do the thing.
But he knows Dean’s little quirks and how he does this thing and what matters to him
He knows his favorite records and why Hey Jude is always right next to the turntable, and not ordered inside his collection
And he knows how to make sure Dean doesn’t know he touched, but he also wants him to know he did
Because he wants Dean to know he cares
He wants Dean to know he knows how important these things are for him
Cas leaves them like a bit out, like- the right place but just messy enough for Dean to notice as like “ah, Cas has been here” poke. Edges not perfect but placement correct
And so one time Dean walks in and Cas put on Who’s Next
And Behind Blue Eyes is playing
It’s right before the drums break
And Dean just stands there
Looking at the ex angel of the lord sitting crossed legged in the middle of the Dean cave
Not even seeing him
Listening to one of his favorite record
In his safe space
On the floor
Wearing his fucking t shirt
And he fucking cracks
Because it’s too fucking much
He’s here and they’re here and there’s no monsters no evil to chase
He’s listening to one of his favorite records in a home they share
And he’s fucking tearing up over the whole thing
He starts sobbing like an absolute goddamn baby
So of course Cas ends up figuring out that someone is there
And he turns around and he sees him
The big absolute idiot that’s tearing up leaning against the door frame
And he’s beautiful
And he fucking loves him
But he’s also like
Shit I disrupted his collection
He’s going to fucking kill me
Deer in the headlights and everything
So he just goes, “what’s going on? Are you okay?”
And Dean scoffs, rolls his eyes
Takes two steps in, sinks to his knees
And kiss the ever loving fuck out of this stupid motherfucker
“If you scratched this record I will make you pay for it”
“I did not scratch your record.”
I don’t have an ending they’re just stupid idiots in love
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To this day I can still say "Commodore, I really must insist" in French despite forgetting basically everything else except asking where the bathroom is due to watching the French dub of Pirates of the Caribbean in hopes it would help me pass my language requirements in high school. I feel you. 🙂 ❤
Ahshdhd WELL at least it works :’) that gives me hope