There are certain areas of character growth that people insist Dean needs that really annoy me. Like, “He needs to grow up and let Sam go”
Sure, yeah, let Sam grow up (which I argue he has) but like, his fierce love and over-protectiveness over Sam are a couple of characteristics that I love most…
We also have to remember that the character flaws people are complaining about are exactly the things that create conflict and drive story. Seasons two through seven wouldn’t exist if Dean were this tied in knots over his baby brother. Sam’s point was valid—everything that has gone wrong between them has been because they’re family—but it’s also the only reason the show kept going past that horrible moment in bloody, wet mud in All Hell Breaks Loose.
Also, at least for my own part, I feel like if Dean did have a “normal” relationship with Sam, given everything that had happened to them over the past 30 years, that would be much, much weirder. How on earth could Dean not love his little brother that much; how could he not need him with everything that he is?
Anonymous asked you:trigger warnings are very common in british schools. if the content of the class could be upsetting for someone (for example, we did about euthanasia in religious education), the student has the right to leave the classroom. i thought all schools had trigger warnings, but it seems i am wrong!~~~+~~~I think part of the problem is that we are beginning to muddy the waters an screw around with the definitions of certain words, “Trigger” being one of them.I have no problem with explicit, graphic, or controversial content being labelled as such. We do it all the time on TV, movies, and music. Warning labels have been around for decades, and I have absolutely no problem with them.MY issue comes from calling everythinga “Trigger Warning.” Not everything IS a trigger, because that is unique to the individual. I worked with a Veteran who was triggered by the sound of his lawn mower (it reminded him of the helicopter he was piloting that got shot down). His treatment plan was not to avoid the lawn mower, nor to ensure that all of his friends and neighbors never used their lawn mower. It was to use it, even if it triggered him, to get used to it, to overcome the trigger, and learn to move on.Our sterilized society has taken the drastic step of labeling anything and everything that makes us uncomfortable and calling it a trigger. Anything that dares remove us from the safety of our individual cocoons is a trigger, even if seeing and hearing it is vitally important! We have given ourselves the excuse that “it is triggering” to avoid facing the reality that war crimes happen, that hate crimes happen, that rape happens, that some people chose to die when others chose to live. These are important discussions that SHOULD make us uncomfortable. They should upset us. SOme of these images should make us pass out in shock and horror. BUt not because they are “triggering”, but because we are still human and these things are tough.If those of us without a mental health issue chose to hide behind trigger warnings in order to avoid the bad parts of life, then we have no one to blame but ourselves when there is no one left to fight to save the good parts.
This gif is so perfect, I hate this show.
Look at Hannibal’s hand. It’s in the darkness when he hold out to Will.
But Will’s hand is in the light.
Until he takes his hand.