fuk u it’s a big deal and i am not adorable
1 more until my next hundred!
You know, I’m not going to lie to you. I really wish I had some sentimental, heartfelt story about why I started watching Supernatural. But I don’t.
Because when I was 14 and obsessed with another CW show, I saw commercials for Supernatural and thought it looked absolutely terrifying.
When I joined Tumblr at age 20, I saw it all over my dash and thought, “Wasn’t this show on when I was a kid? Since when is it popular? Surely it’s not still on. Aren’t the actors like in their 40s now? Who is this Destiel character? Maybe I should check it out.”
But it wasn’t until I saw a gif set of that scene where Dean, ahem, reacts ~physically~ to Cas’ transformation after returning from purgatory that I stared blankly at my computer screen and thought, “Oh my word. I have to watch this show.”
Imagine my surprise when this show I started watching for the gay subtext had me sobbing alone in my room a season before Castiel was even introduced (thanks, season 3 Christmas episode). I fell in love with these characters, and I fell hard.
So maybe my reasons for watching the show initially aren’t all that profound, but the journey since then has been nothing if not life-changing. I made one of my best friends in the world because she was wearing a samulet the day I met her. The first few months of our friendship was almost exclusively shouting Dean/Cas headcanons at each other over text. If that doesn’t bring people together, I don’t know what does.
That friend is also the one who introduced me to fan fiction. Not just Dean/Cas fan fiction, either. I mean fan fiction in general. I lived 21 years of my life without it. So imagine the shock and wonder on my face as I read my first fic (shout-out to PWP: Pie Without Plot) and realized that I could experience nearly countless stories about my favorite characters in various situations.
More importantly, I’ve started to write these stories myself. I loved writing as a kid, but for some reason I lost the habit as a teenager and always felt like something was missing. It wasn’t until I got into fan fiction and started writing again that I realized that was what was missing. Sometimes I just sit in awe thinking about what Dean, Cas and Sam have done for me. I never let anyone read my writing until I started writing stories about these three. I never finished anything, I never came up with fresh ideas, I never had an outlet to get feedback or answer prompts. Team Free Will has made me call myself a writer for the first time in my life, and that’s the biggest impact any fictional characters have ever had on me.
Destiel Fanfic Highlights:
Carry On [NC-17, 148,000 word count]
When Sam gets into Stanford, Dean needs a bigger paycheck than Bobby’s garage can give him. Luckily, he knows a guy.
Carry On by tamryneradani: This is my favorite fic of all time, and I don’t even seek out smut when reading fics. Then again, I’m a sucker for bottom!Dean and gentle dom!Cas.
A Brief Glimpse [T, 12,400 word count]
Castiel is utterly convinced he can’t love anyone, but Sam, so when a strange occurrence at a carnival shows him otherwise, he doesn’t know what to do.
A Brief Glimpse by cloudyjenn: After I read this fic, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for almost an entire week. It’s so good, I was tempted to write fan fiction based on this fic. This fic is basically the plot of the movie “Big,” but like even better.
The Inexhaustible Silence of Houses [M, 31,900 word count]
Almost two years after the world doesn’t end, Castiel falls from grace—and loses his voice in the process. It is the impetus for confession and change; before long, he is settling into a loving relationship with Dean, the Winchesters are tired, and hunting for a place to land has taken precedence to hunting anything else. Dean and Castiel fall in love with the strange little house on the end of Swallowtail Drive, and for a little while life is as it should be—sweet, affectionate, and beginning afresh.
But more and more Castiel sees and hears things in the house that beg the question of whether or not a place itself can be alive. The walls and rooms seem to shift and grow and breathe, and one night, Dean comes home from a hunt changed in a way that Castiel cannot explain. In the months that follow, their domestic bliss takes turns for the dark and sour, and the confusion of their circumstances will ultimately test everything Castiel knows about the man he loves, and everything he believes to be true.
The Inexhaustible Silence of Houses by askance: This is the one and only major character death fic I will recommend. It is chilling and beautiful, and I’m not exaggerating when I say I cried for the last 10,000 words. If you ever want a sad story that will move you to tears, this is the way to go.
The Story of You and Me [NC-17, 55,000 word count]
Dean wakes up in bed next to a very human Castiel, and a journal in his own handwriting that tells him it’s two years in the future. The house looks a lot like Bobby’s, and Sam lives there too… He just can’t remember how they got from angels falling in the sky – to comfortable domesticity.
While there is much in the journal Dean doesn’t remember, there is much of their story he’s always known. And as he settles into the routine of his new life and relationship with Castiel, it quickly becomes something he doesn’t know how to live without.
The Story of You and Me by the_diggler: This is one of those stories that hooks you right from the start and doesn’t let up until it’s done. It is one of the sweetest, cutest, and most bizarre Dean/Cas fics I’ve ever read.
Grey [NC-17, 60,500 word count]
In a world where people don’t see in color until they find their true mate, the first thing Dean sees when he pulls himself out of his grave is the blue sky.
When Castiel raised him from the Pit, he inadvertently claimed Dean as his mate.
Grey by valyria: This was my first introduction into omega verse, and I was not disappointed. What’s so heart-wrenching about this one is that it’s so much like canon but Dean Winchester’s life is even worse so it’s all the more painful. I promise the conclusion is worth it, though.
a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down
IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language
IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices.
which female character is your favorite?
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task,
since it consists principally in dealing with men.