Supernatural wanted a horror narrative without any prominent women but forgot that every decent horror movie has TWO iconic characters: the monster and the heroine.
God I forgot I even MADE this post but genuinely one of the funniest side effects of the SPN showrunners’ collective misogyny is how they took a bunch of heavily gendered horror tropes normally associated with women (particularly women as victims and survivors of violence perpetrated by men), slapped them on 3 dudes, and somehow didn’t expect that to affect their male power fantasy at all.
i love dean he’s so silly : ) he’s like i’m charming i’m handsome and then he’s like i love star trek and movies and costumes and scooby doooooo. he’s like come here i’m a normal guy i’m normal i am normal (i have psychological issues up to HERE i am so afraid of not being good enough for my loved ones i am so afraid they won’t want me and will leave me i am so afraid that i will fail at protecting them and these three things influence absolutely every decision and action of mine). and then he makes a die hard reference! : )
homophobic that we never got to see them at a motel pool
cas doesn’t know how to swim so he just sits. at the bottom of the pool. dean panics about cas drowning and has a whole romantic savior moment carrying him out of the pool and cas just looks at him, soaking wet, doing his little squint and head tilt and goes, [deep voice] dean. i don’t need to breathe
thinking about like season 5 dean slouched against the outside of some motel room with a cigarette drooping in his mouth and this is like pre-dark side of the moon so cas is still looking for god but there’s the rustle of wings and suddenly he’s there, under the flickering “O” of the neon “NO VACANCY” sign and dean doesn’t look up but he knows he’s there. and cas edges closer and OH!! it’s just after abandon all hope — dean is grieving and guilt-loaded and shaken.
and cas does that tracking walk toward him and dean lifts his head and takes a drag and before he can exhale, cas is too close and then he’s taking the cigarette from dean’s fingers. he looks at it, clearly curious, and then he brings it to his lips and inhales slow.
dean can’t look away from the flare of the cherry. maybe they talk a little bit about their mission. maybe they don’t.
cas exhales and when the smoke billows up over his head, there’s the negative space of his halo in it, but there are cracks and fissures so the smoke seeps through the shape of it.
so just for fun here r red flags for wlw in my opinion:
- has had an eyebrow slit
- was a theatre/band kid
- arts student
- thinks taylor swift is gay
- listens to hayley kiyoko
- listens to king princess
- listens to girl in red
- enjoyer of cw shows
- owns any rainbow attire
- watched the L word
- has a tumblr
- business major
- anime enjoyer
- an orbit
- lots of rings
- soy milk drinker
- apple watch wearer
- psychology major
- knows the names of the uswnst
- played basketball/softball growing up
- wears vans shoes
- can read a birth chart
- 100 gecs enjoyer
- was ever in a gsa
- keys on school lanyard
- buys off depop
- water sign moons
- subscribed to anyone on twitch
- thinks gillian anderson is hot
- thinks midsommer was good