There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
I am awesome (but only on Sundays).
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
The path to heaven runs through miles
Of clouded hell
How about we make this simple. Cas could have chosen a female vessel, but he didn’t. He chose a male vessel. So how about we assume that he feels most comfortable identifying as a male, and respect his wishes?
I have a reason why I use these terms. I have a post for it. Read it (x).
So because he is a celestial being, he doesn’t have the right to choose his gender? And people call Christians narrow minded.
Ze doesn’t have a gender because in hir true form, there are no genders.
So that means he can’t be called a “he”? Why not? You could be being extremely insensitive by not respecting his choice of gender. Sam and Dean refer to him as a male. Hell, Dean took him to a stripper club to lose his virginity. Albeit, he hilariously got chase out possibly on purpose because he is saving himself for Dean, but all the same. What if Cas wants to identify as a male who loves Dean?
No, ze doesn’t care about gender. Remember when ze was in Jimmy’s daughter’s body? Ze has no preference and ze has never said ze has identified with any gender. Castiel is a wavelength. Wavelengths have no gender. I respect that through genderless pronouns.
Touche sir, I had forgotten about that, but I still will keep on referring to him as a male because: 1. He is in a male’s body. 2. Sam and Dean refer to him as a male. 3. I feel he enjoys to be referred to as a male. 4. It is just a hell of a lot simpler, plus, He lost his grace, and became human. A human male. He was interested in a human female. He had sex with a female reaper, and even if they don’t have genders, he had the mindset that she was a female. So I think that Castiel prefers to be referred to as a male, and that he loves Dean.
Having sex with a woman or being interested in a woman doesn’t make you male nor does having no gender make you not be able to fall in love. When Cas was human, ze was stuck in hir meatsuit against hir own free will. That doesn’t mean hir chose to be a man. There are people out there in the real world who identify being genderless or as a woman even though they have male anatomy. Ze has always been indifferent about gender, whether it was hir vessel or the love people have with one another. Angels have to chose their meat suits through bloodlines. Cas’ bloodline is I think through Ishmael if I’m remember correctly. The only two people we know from that bloodline were Jimmy and his daughter Claire. Jimmy was the better choice for Cas because Jimmy was already an adult. Cas could have taken Claire’s body (and ze would have if not for Jimmy’s protests during The Rapture, actually), but ze probably chose Jimmy because he was older. And it’s not like Dean hasn’t referred to angels as “Junkless”.
I’m sorry to interfere with a conversation again, but I saw ‘Cas had sex with a female reaper’ used in the last comment and I would like to express my rage with that sentence.
You see, I posted a meta merely four hours ago explaining why that is a terrible, awful, horrible sentence and why it pisses me off to no end when people just brush that off a sex just having a completely consensual one-night-stand.
So I’m just going to post that link and pretend that I wasn’t just filled with inexplicable rage.
I apologize, I never meant to launch start anything like this with my question.
I’m not quite sure. I’m still pretty new to this. Someone at some point’s probably going to say eventually or maybe I’ll get the time to check on the matter, but for now, I’m not sure. In my head, ze is pronounced “zee” and hir is prounounced “ehr”, but I’ve got no clue, really.
Read this article about gender pronouns cause it helps the pronunciation. Also it may have a better term to use in stead of ze/hir and cool stuff like that:
Also i love how you refer to Cas as gender neutral because I agree with you.
(I dont like it when people refer to fem!cas as castiella because the name would be Castiel either way when putting this into consideration.)
Thank you for the chart! :D
I’ll check out my options. I chose ze/hir because they seem to be the most popular of the gender neutral terms, but who knows? And thank you for agreeing with me. I mean, wavelengths are genderless, you know? We should respect that.
(Sorry, I just like having everything all in one place, b/c that was a very good article, but no matter what coding I try, the original response still ends up at the end…)
I love that ‘ban-dearg’ literally means ‘red-white’ and is pink.
This will be marked as one of the many reasons it is superior to other languages. Along with the fact that the Irish word for silver is the coolest looking word I have ever seen. Even more so than fuck.
Yes. That looks like the name of a super hero or a giant robot or a king. It is part of the name of a king, admittedly. But even on its own it looks boss as fuck.
This is another reason I love Irish mythology. It has cool things like cyborgs and rainbow lasers. And magic exploding bulls.
Cyborgs and rainbow lasers are pretty amazing. Irish mythology has a lot of cool things. One of my favorite things to think about are Manannan’s cloak and the underground kingdoms…Underground kingdoms really strike a chord with me for some reason.
That is not a thing I know about. I will have to investigate further.
Also there seem to be many house-stealers among the Tuatha.
I was thinking of like how the Fair Folk and such supposedly live in the mounds. In their kingdoms. That’s what I meant. Manannan’s cloak meanwhile is this magical thing he can shake to create fog and such. Fog and the ocean really stick out for me. It’s always been a special thing for me ever since I was little.
Just to explain things.
House stealing is something I need to learn more about because I can’t think of any specific examples of it right now. Drat.
Ah, thank you! That makes more sense. And yes, the idea of the Fair Folk and their kingdom is delightful, if terrifying.
House-stealing - the two examples I can think of is Aengus tricking his father out of his house, and the Dark One doing the same to a fairy. (And then making it into a house for everyone.)
Delightful if terrifying is a good way to describe lots of things pertaining to the Fair Folk. I rather like that personally. Sure they have their own rules to things that we may not know and they come off as strange and mercurial, but they seem so…Alive. Natural. Like more alive and natural than things normally like. Like the sort of alive and natural that a forest seems when you get lost in it. It’s big and imposing and real. It’s truly awesome.
And ooh. I must look into those stories.
you tell me to hold on, but innocence is gone,
and what was right is wrong
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
“Clara has conflicting inner needs. On the one hand, she absolutely needs to have control, to exercise boundaries and authority, which stems from her childhood experience of being “lost” and the eventual loss of her mother, who’d mitigated that awful experience. This, in fact, is the root of her sense of responsibility. On the other hand she needs to travel, to explore, which often takes actually getting “lost” and letting go to really fully appreciate. She gets that opportunity with the Doctor, of course, but for the most part she’s been able to maintain more control over her adventures than just about any Companion before her — in part because she’s willing to let the Doctor take the lead when it’s obvious he knows better than she does; Clara doesn’t wander off, takes the responsibilities he gives her seriously. She’s been able to balance (and indeed synthesize) these needs because she’s very intelligent — not just in terms of cleverness, but from having a philosophical attentiveness, the ability to see “deeper” than most. She understands how to navigate different social milieus. She understands how to invert her cognitive framework, from seeing that TARDIS is “smaller on the outside” to making Daleks “forget” to pulling a chair outside when the man she wants to talk to won’t come on in. I would never think of Amy Pond ruminating on how everyone is a “ghost” from the Doctor’s perspective, on the eidos of a soufflé, or the soulfulness of an old woman’s remembrance of falling in love. Clara’s the one who recognizes that just because the Doctor’s learned to forgive himself doesn’t mean that the act committed was ever right, or fated. So the charge that Clara has no “character traits” just comes out of nowhere. It’s an empty claim.”
— Jane explains Clara’s character better than I ever could.
navvy girl by stonehouse
notorious armor that covers everything but the sexy bits
submitted by Anonymous
Abby Wambach for the ESPN Body Issue.
I love these photos. I love these photos because it’s the first time I can think of when I haven’t had to see a female athlete be overly sexualized and objectified. She’s naked, yes that’s the point of the issue (and the men are just as nude), but she’s powerful. She’s athletic and strong in both of these photos.
They just make me happy, okay?
This is like, Classical Greek Olympian style. Less, “Hurrrrr, she’s nekkid” and more “HOLY SHIT LOOK AT HOW AWESOMELY BADASS HER BODY IS GODDAMN”.
I like it.
I had to have a closer look to realize the photos were of a female athlete, because of how non-sexual they are.
finally someone put up the whole thing, tragically beautiful
I know someone will ask, so this is from the movie Watchmen. The entire movie has nothing to do with this scene, really, considering it’s about heroes. But it is a beautiful opener.
If you think Watchmen had nothing to do with this scene ‘because it’s about heroes’ then you totally missed the point of the movie.
For the bolded….
Cas was, technically, raped.
No. He was fucking raped.
Both April Kelly and Castiel were raped at the same damned time and both of that is ignored by people and that pisses me off so damned much.
April Kelly, as in the poor woman being possessed and not the reaper that possessed her, had not only her body violated by an entity of death…but also had said body used by the entity to rape another victim. How do you think she felt about that? How. Do. You. Think. She. Felt!
I’ll tell you have she felt.
If she didn’t feel like she was going through the single most horrifying experience of her life than she had a fucking terrible life. She was probably feeling like all her control was thrown out the window, she probably felt like she was screaming and no one could hear her, she probably felt a pinch of guilt because her body was being used to rape another person…
God. I feel sick thinking about it.
I can’t do this anymore; let’s move on to Cas so I don’t upset myself more.
On the surface it doesn’t look like there was a problem for Cas’ end of the deal. Ze didn’t know April was possessed right? So everything is fine!
Cas was under Duress.
Duress or coercion refers to a situation whereby a person performs an act as a result of violence, threat or other pressure against the person.
Cas was taken in by this woman. Ze got his food, clothes, and bathing needs from this woman. At a time when ze was homeless, hunted down, alone, hungry, and new to humanity with no one to help hir.
This woman took him off the street and provided for him. She gave hir everything ze needed to survive, a promise of continued help, and the teacher ze needed in order to survive without accidentally hurting hirself.
And than when they were talking, when ze was at hir barest and most vulnerable because ze trusted her, and she wanted sex.
And Castiel, feeling indebted to this woman, gave her what she wanted so that ze would continue to receive the help ze needed without be turned out of the house.
Guys. That’s Duress/Coercion.
And shame on you Dean! At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if Cas didn’t have much knowledge about consent issues (being a warrior of heaven probably didn’t leave much time for learning that, ze was also a virgin so ze didn’t have much experience with consent issues, ze is an ANGEL so the whole thing is foreign to hir), but you should know better! Don’t treat it like Cas had a completely healthy and consensual from both ends one-night-stand.Then
again…it’s Dean so John Winchester probably forgot to teach his son about the less obvious forms of rape.
But then again he should’ve respected the woman being possessed by a reaper since he does know better about that one.
(I blame bad writing for that one)
I’m tired of people just overlooking this! It’s like:
Please stop ignoring this issue guys.
I debated reblogging this for personal reasons, but I think it is an important-enough issue that it needs to be addressed and your opinion respected/spread.
I can’t say I’ve seen this episode yet, but I’ve always wondered about possession (even in cases of angelic ‘consent’). Jimmy Novak, for one is still in a coma deep in his unconscious mind, is he not? I would have hoped that he would have died or been taken up to heaven as a reward for surrendering his body as a vessel (like many of the demons inhabit empty vessels) but from what I’ve seen (seasons 4-7) that doesn’t appear to be the case. If Jimmy is still in there, you’d think he would have a say in what his body does. You’d think that, being angels - celestial beings, children of God, who is supposedly good - they would either protect the souls of the vessels they inhabit by sending them to heaven, or include them in the decision-making process.
Demon possession was touched on by the show, where the one being possessed is aware in many cases (in cases where the human is still alive), but I was never given to want to make a parallel with rape. I’m not even sure if that was the intention of the writers. I always thought it was more like a waking dream (or nightmare, rather) where you couldn’t control the awful events you were watching yourself do.
Since we’re on the subject, how could I not add this entire episode 7.08 Time For a Wedding. Drugging and lies, restraints, injury, and control.