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thoughts:

-It’s great to see that khoshek is doing fine!

-there is going to be a backstory for carlos??? OMG

-i really miss carlos

-Is cecil becoming aware of how messed up night vale is?

-eyyy thwarted the mob with the weather

-so as listeners we’ve really only ever been subjected to cecils pov plus a couple of side characters. So I’ve kind of just assumed that he was like the person everyone looked up too. We’ve seen how well he can control the citizens of night vale before, so it really creeped me out how he couldn’t control them

-the university of what it is seems to be a little off, too. Not night vale off, but certainly not normal. That suggests that carlos didn’t come from some ordinary town? maybe a similar one, although probably a lot less strange

sayidiscoolerthanyou:

yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

carlos backstory

carlos backstory

CARLOS BACKSTORY

FUCKKING CARLOS FUCKIN BACKSTORY CAN I GET a heLL fUCKin YEAHHHHhh

gentlemanlyscientist:

okay but seriously I can’t imagine Carlos being a professor nvjkbdfkjgr 

I feel like he’d just stand in the lecture hall with a Powerpoint full of pictures and diagrams of whatever science he fucking studies and just gesture at it like

"Wow. Isn’t science amazing? I mean look at this! Science is the reason you have a chair to sit on, buddy.”

We are not one person. How lonely that would be, a couple who has made themselves one so completely that they are once again alone! We are two people, separate, unique, and joined only where we choose to join.
WTNV episode 55: The University of What It Is
But I can know about the taste of food he has made me, or the feeling of his hand in mine, or the absence of his hand not in mine. I can feel the distance between us, and I can know that that distance, viewed properly, is no distance at all.
WTNV Episode 55: The University of What It Is
castiel-knight-of-hell:

reading-wizard:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

mr-robert-gray:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

azrael-di-angelo:

popculturesavvyangel:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

fun fact: Pig ‘n a poke isn’t  just a breakfast item, it’s a double euphemism that describes the plot of this episode
Pig ‘n a poke is slang for getting a bad deal, which is what Dean got all the Tuesdays he was in Mystery Spot. Back in the olden days people would go to market and buy a suckling pig to raise. The shop owner would put the piglet into a bag, or poke, for them to carry home. But if the customer wasn’t paying attention the shop owner might cheat them by putting a cat in the poke instead. The customer would go home, open the poke to retrieve their pig but a cat would run out of the bag. That’s why let the cat out of the bag is slang for revealing a secret
When Gabriel ate his pancakes with strawberry syrup instead of his usual maple he let the cat out of the bag. And because Sam was being vigilant and noticed this he didn’t get stuck with another pig ‘n a poke Tuesday

the more you know holy fuck

This is one show I’m okay with people analyzing like this because OMG

Supernatural is a great show to analyze because we know that writers like Jeremy Carver and Robbie Thompson like to use subtext to help tell their stories. And Jeremy seems fond of wordplay so his episodes are especially fun to interpret

Not as fond about writing any female characters but ok

Let’s talk about that because I’ve read a lot of interviews with the writers. Kripke’s favorite character was Jo. She got a huge amount of hate mail and the network kept wanting to drop her to appease fans. Kripke always fought to keep her because he loved her so much. He reworked her story several times, taking her from a love interest to someone Dean thought of like a sister and giving her a strong identity as a hunter. It never did any good, the hate kept coming. Kripke was leaving after season 5, it looked like the show would be cancelled but if they did get picked up for season 6 he knew Jo would be written off without him there to defend her, so he gave her a noble end while he still could
In season 3 the character the writers were most excited to explore was Bela but the hate mail poured in. Most of the season 3 interviews with Kripke had him begging fans to give her a chance and promising she had a rich story that we’d love. The hate kept coming and they had to kill her off. Several of the writers have said they wish they could have written her longer.
Now let’s talk about Ruby. She also got an assload of hate but she was central to the story in season 4. They recast, hoping a new actress would make fans like her better. It didn’t help but they had to finish off the season with her. They made sure she died bloody because that’s what the fans wanted
For years they got hate mail every time a young female character joined the show. You have to keep fans happy or you wont have a show, so they understandably became cautious about introducing new females. They learned that middle aged mother figures, like Ellen and Jody Mills, were loved by the audience but anyone the same age as the guys would be met with a backlash of hate
in season 7 they introduced Charlie for one episode only and expected to never use her again. They were pleasantly surprised when there was an outpouring of love for the character and they were happy to bring her back for more episodes 
They tested out Abaddon before committing to her story-line. If fans had hated her they could have left her cut up in little pieces and figured out a different enemy for season 9 (like a male Knight of Hell since male characters tend to be loved). Fans actually liked her so they sewed her back together and gave us a great character
The past couple years there’s been a turn in the fandom and we’re now asking for women on the show. Because we’d reacted so positively to Charlie and Abaddon they introduced Hannah. Fans seemed to like her so they’re giving her more airtime in season 10. But now rumors have started, unconfirmed rumors, that she and Cas might be having a romance and I’m seeing angry posts/tweets demanding she be killed off
The writers get all the blame for there being little female representation on the show but it’s simply not true. They’ve always been fond of writing females but every time they tried to bring one on for a larger story-line fans would want her gone. That’s why so many strong women get killed on this show. Like I said, the hate has gotten better the past few years, but it’s still here. Let’s stop blaming the writers for a problem that fans caused

I am starting to think the fans might have too much control over the characters.

Supernatural has lasted 10 seasons, an amazing accomplishment due largely to them listening to fans and giving them what they want. I feel the problem right now is fans looking at the early seasons and claiming the women died because the writers hate women. A lot has changed in 10 years and one of the changes is society’s attitude toward females.
When I was growing up “don’t be such a girl” was used as an insult by everyone, including most women. We had come to believe that to be taken seriously by men we needed to act more like them and many women looked down on females who were too girly or emotional. We’ve now come to realize how sexist and harmful this is, and that change in attitude is reflected in the show because the past few seasons there’s been hardly any gendered slurs used by the heroes.
We have every right to be upset that so many great women died in earlier seasons but we need to acknowledge the real reason behind that. It was our mostly female fanbase that asked for them to die. Be angry at society for teaching women that we’re in a competition with other women. Be angry at the fans who think it’s acceptable to send death treats to actresses or launch hate campaigns to have female characters killed off. But be energized by the knowledge that we do have a voice in how this show is made and if we let them know how much we love female characters they will give us more

castiel-knight-of-hell:

reading-wizard:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

mr-robert-gray:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

azrael-di-angelo:

popculturesavvyangel:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

fun fact: Pig ‘n a poke isn’t  just a breakfast item, it’s a double euphemism that describes the plot of this episode

Pig ‘n a poke is slang for getting a bad deal, which is what Dean got all the Tuesdays he was in Mystery Spot. Back in the olden days people would go to market and buy a suckling pig to raise. The shop owner would put the piglet into a bag, or poke, for them to carry home. But if the customer wasn’t paying attention the shop owner might cheat them by putting a cat in the poke instead. The customer would go home, open the poke to retrieve their pig but a cat would run out of the bag. That’s why let the cat out of the bag is slang for revealing a secret

When Gabriel ate his pancakes with strawberry syrup instead of his usual maple he let the cat out of the bag. And because Sam was being vigilant and noticed this he didn’t get stuck with another pig ‘n a poke Tuesday

the more you know holy fuck

This is one show I’m okay with people analyzing like this because OMG

Supernatural is a great show to analyze because we know that writers like Jeremy Carver and Robbie Thompson like to use subtext to help tell their stories. And Jeremy seems fond of wordplay so his episodes are especially fun to interpret

Not as fond about writing any female characters but ok

Let’s talk about that because I’ve read a lot of interviews with the writers. Kripke’s favorite character was Jo. She got a huge amount of hate mail and the network kept wanting to drop her to appease fans. Kripke always fought to keep her because he loved her so much. He reworked her story several times, taking her from a love interest to someone Dean thought of like a sister and giving her a strong identity as a hunter. It never did any good, the hate kept coming. Kripke was leaving after season 5, it looked like the show would be cancelled but if they did get picked up for season 6 he knew Jo would be written off without him there to defend her, so he gave her a noble end while he still could

In season 3 the character the writers were most excited to explore was Bela but the hate mail poured in. Most of the season 3 interviews with Kripke had him begging fans to give her a chance and promising she had a rich story that we’d love. The hate kept coming and they had to kill her off. Several of the writers have said they wish they could have written her longer.

Now let’s talk about Ruby. She also got an assload of hate but she was central to the story in season 4. They recast, hoping a new actress would make fans like her better. It didn’t help but they had to finish off the season with her. They made sure she died bloody because that’s what the fans wanted

For years they got hate mail every time a young female character joined the show. You have to keep fans happy or you wont have a show, so they understandably became cautious about introducing new females. They learned that middle aged mother figures, like Ellen and Jody Mills, were loved by the audience but anyone the same age as the guys would be met with a backlash of hate

in season 7 they introduced Charlie for one episode only and expected to never use her again. They were pleasantly surprised when there was an outpouring of love for the character and they were happy to bring her back for more episodes 

They tested out Abaddon before committing to her story-line. If fans had hated her they could have left her cut up in little pieces and figured out a different enemy for season 9 (like a male Knight of Hell since male characters tend to be loved). Fans actually liked her so they sewed her back together and gave us a great character

The past couple years there’s been a turn in the fandom and we’re now asking for women on the show. Because we’d reacted so positively to Charlie and Abaddon they introduced Hannah. Fans seemed to like her so they’re giving her more airtime in season 10. But now rumors have started, unconfirmed rumors, that she and Cas might be having a romance and I’m seeing angry posts/tweets demanding she be killed off

The writers get all the blame for there being little female representation on the show but it’s simply not true. They’ve always been fond of writing females but every time they tried to bring one on for a larger story-line fans would want her gone. That’s why so many strong women get killed on this show. Like I said, the hate has gotten better the past few years, but it’s still here. Let’s stop blaming the writers for a problem that fans caused

I am starting to think the fans might have too much control over the characters.

Supernatural has lasted 10 seasons, an amazing accomplishment due largely to them listening to fans and giving them what they want. I feel the problem right now is fans looking at the early seasons and claiming the women died because the writers hate women. A lot has changed in 10 years and one of the changes is society’s attitude toward females.

When I was growing up “don’t be such a girl” was used as an insult by everyone, including most women. We had come to believe that to be taken seriously by men we needed to act more like them and many women looked down on females who were too girly or emotional. We’ve now come to realize how sexist and harmful this is, and that change in attitude is reflected in the show because the past few seasons there’s been hardly any gendered slurs used by the heroes.

We have every right to be upset that so many great women died in earlier seasons but we need to acknowledge the real reason behind that. It was our mostly female fanbase that asked for them to die. Be angry at society for teaching women that we’re in a competition with other women. Be angry at the fans who think it’s acceptable to send death treats to actresses or launch hate campaigns to have female characters killed off. But be energized by the knowledge that we do have a voice in how this show is made and if we let them know how much we love female characters they will give us more

glitterpill:

bymiathermopolis:

thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout:

Remember when I blindly hated Russel Brand? I fucked up.

"They’re in a better position to judge than I am."

I think this is how most open minded people who value communication, connection, and are willing to learn from others think.

…Did… Did Russel Brand just explain how to react to being called out on something? 

Huh.

Claire Novak in season 10 can give us two very important things:

angelswatchingover:

1. A discussion with Castiel about her father, thereby confirming once an for all, that Jimmy is in fact in heaven and not still in Cas’ vessel.

2. A way to save Castiel because Claire should have some of his residual grace inside of her.

Hi! I saw that you answer any question about asexuality, so here i am. I'm 16 and recently i found this sexuality which definition is exactly who i am. I never feel sexual attraction to anyone or fall in love. I was very confuse about my sexuality, i didn't see myself as heterosexual or homosexual, i just saw myself without an orientation. But even i don't feel sexual attraction right now, i think: maybe i'll feel attraction in the future or i didn't find the right person. Can you help me?
Anonymous

life-of-an-asexual:

i think you are asexual because you feel you are asexual and that you absolutely are allowed to call yourself asexual. you know, i see this a lot, of people wondering if it’s alright to identify with something because What If One Day I Feel Differently

well, i say screw One Day. just throw the notion of One Day out the window. stomp it under your heel, rip it to pieces, and set it damn thing on fire

because guess what? One Day doesn’t matter. i mean, yes obviously it WILL matter, but it doesn’t right now. because One Day is not today, or even tomorrow. you don’t know what One Day could be, you shouldn’t waste your time worrying yourself in circles about it

whatever you like or feel Right Now counts. it matters just as much as One Day, if not more, because Right Now is what is happening, it is what you’re living. you haven’t lived One Day yet, of course you don’t know how you’re going to feel One Day. no one does!!

whatever you feel Right Now is valid in and of itself, just because it is what you feel. you can’t quantify what you’ll feel One Day because haven’t lived it yet, but you CAN quantify what you feel Right Now. what you feel Right Now is what matters

honestly, the concept of What If One Day is so, so harmful and damaging to the young people of this world. and i’m not talking about being prepared for the future. the future is the future. it’s important to plan ahead and have goals. the future is different from One Day

because What If One Day is tool that other people, usually older than you, use to invalidate you, to dismiss your feelings and your experiences. when they say “don’t call yourself that, you might feel differently one day.” what they are saying is "i don’t like when you call yourself that, don’t call yourself that, because one day you might feel how /i/ think you /should/ feel, and until you feel that way, i won’t acknowledge your experiences as valid"

One Day is a trap. One Day is you realizing you were wrong and that you’re actually heterosexual and have been so ~all along~. One Day is bullshit

yes, some day in the future your feelings might be different, but that doesn’t make what you feel right now invalid. it just means you changed. it doesn’t mean you never felt this way, it doesn’t mean that what you’re feeling right now is made up or fake. change happens to all of us, in all sorts of ways, and yes sometimes even to our sexuality

but if you do feel differently One Day, then that just means you changed. and it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be straight. you could end being gay or bi, or if you meet “right person” demisexual

the future involves change. and it’s important to be open to change, it’s important to be prepared for it. but in the instance of your sexuality possibly changing, it just means you’ll need to find a new label. there, now you’re prepared

you are absolutely allowed to identify as asexual if that’s how you feel Right Now. that’s what labels are for, to describe our experiences, to describe how feel, present tense. you can’t put a label on something you haven’t experienced yet, and you shouldn’t have to worry about doing so!!

i’m gonna link these three posts, because they’re rants i’ve made before that relate to this. and i’m going to go ahead and put a direct link to this post by anagnori, because they’ve said it much more eloquently

in closing, don’t worry about What If One Day. be ace and be proud Right Now!!

~Mod Q

turnerandcasablancas:

only the COOLEST birthday cake ever

turnerandcasablancas:

only the COOLEST birthday cake ever