The mermaid does meta…

4 Apr

This started off as an exploration in whether or not by virtue of the, using vessels, entities in Supernatural engage in dub or non con by default. Somehow it ended up as an Destiel manifesto of sorts. I’m notsorry.

Is there a polite way to date while wearing a meat suit?

There are more than a few things in Supernatural that require suspension of disbelief, it’s something expected of any genre show, and Supernatural is no different. Loki is really the Arch Angel Gabriel attempting to get a break from his warring siblings, or a Golem is under the command of a college boy and former high school stoner, or that two boys from Kansas are not only the basis for the next Gospels but that both have survived Hell. Like any other genre show, fans actively engage in transformative fanworks often involving Shipping- relationships between characters that can be platonic or romantic, based on canon or fanlore. An issue that occurred to me after watching 8×17 Goodbye Stranger and hearing the refrain of ‘it’s practically canon!’ from my fellow Destiel shippers and the newly converted Meg/Castiel (Megstiel if you will) shippers all over tumblr; and that is it OK to date while possessing someone or as Supernatural so lovingly refers to it, wearing a meatsuit?

There’s four kinds of possession in Supernatural:

Spiritual- Spiritual possession takes place when the deceased do not move on, and instead occupies a person or object. One of the first possessions we see of this kind is 1×05 Bloody Mary, where a murdered woman possesses mirrors. In season 7 we have one of our most notable spiritual posessions where Bobby occupies a flask and in episodes 22 and 23- There will be Blood and Survival of the Fittest, respectively- Bobby possesses a woman in an effort to track Dick Roman, leader of the Leviathan.

Demonic- Arguably the most common we see in Supernatural one notable possession is that of the Yellow Eyed Demon Azazel who possesses bodies in 4×03 in order to make 10 year deals, and who not only possesses the Winchester’s grandfather, Samuel Winchester, but who gives an infant Sam some of his Demon blood.

Monster- Monster possession first shows up in Season 6, the Leviathan being the most prevalent, they take control of Castiel’s vessel in 7×02 Hello Cruel World and cause it to deteriorate.

Angelic- Angels differ from the other forms of possession as they require vessels from anointed bloodlines and the explicit consent of the body’s owner before they can occupy a body.

The requirement of Angels to have their vessels consent to occupation is important, and I think most shippers operate on the premise that in giving consent to Angels, may imply the vessel consents to anything the Angel may want to use it for. I believe how an entity came to use their vessel plays a big role in whether or not how they use it matters. I’ll start with Meg since she appears first in the series.

When we first meet Meg it’s in 1×11 Scarecrow however we don’t see her true Demonic nature until 1×21 Salvation. When Lilith breaks Lucifer’s seals in 4×02 Are you there G-d? It’s Dean. Dean is confronted with the vengeful ghost of Meg Masters, who gives insight as to what it was like to be possessed, telling him she was awake during the possession and that she witnessed and endured horrorfic things. Now while she could have just been saying that because vengeance was making want Dean to feel as guilty as possible, and it would affect him the most knowing someone was crying out for help and he didn’t save them, but I’m inclined to believe she was telling the truth. The next time we see the Black Eyed Demon now referred to as Meg, it is in the body of an aspiring actress from Michigan, a vessel she keeps until her presumed demise in Season 8. Given that the previous body Meg occupied was fully aware, the torture Meg endures in her most enduring vessel is even more sinister.

Though Angelic possession is different in nature, it still throughs up questions. While a vessel consents to possession are they consenting to everything an Angel might use it for? Take Castiel
for example, he chooses Jimmy Novak because he is of the bloodline of Ishmael which makes him able understand the Angelic language of Enochian. Jimmy’s strong Christian faith also makes him ideal as he is open to belief in the very existence of Angels. Castiel first test Jimmy’s faith, notably making him put his hand in boiling water. After Jimmy is threatened with an ultimatum that he get psychiatric help, Jimmy prays to Castiel asking him to take his body, while yes it is consent one could argue that he was under duress. When we meet Jimmy in 4×20 the Rapture, he reveals that nis experience is unpleasant, in fact he likens it to being chained to a comet and expresses a yearning for his old family life back. He tells the Winchesters “I’ve been shot, stabbed, and healed, and my body has been dragged all over the Earth. By some miracle I’m out, and I’m done. I’ve given enough…”. Of course it’s not that simple, Demons associate Jimmy’s body with Castiel and attack his family, possessing his wife. Jimmy gives up his body a second time to ensure his family’s safety but again does the circumstance take away his ability to freely say yes? Castiel tells him that his situatiom will likely not improve that “if the last year was painful” , he should “picture a hundred, a thousand more like it”. Jimmy’s “it doesn’t matter…just take me” is less of a yes and more of an ‘I give up’. This makes things tricky if you ship Destiel pre season 5.

There is hope, I believe for shippers though. As we see with Crowley and Angels like Gabriel who seem to have possessed their vessels for centuries, at some point the ratio of owner to occupier swings in the balance of the occupying entity. Using Castiel’s case as an example, in 4 x22 Jimmy’s body and Castiel is destroyed by Raphael following Castiel’s rebellion against Heaven; however when Castiel is resurrected by G-d in 5 x01 Sympathy for the Devil, he is in Jimmy’s body. We can assume that some of Jimmy’s essence is present because his affinity for red meat causes Castiel to consume hundreds of burgers in 5×14 My Bloody Valentine. After this however there is no mention of Jimmy, and I take the phonecall in 5×21 between Dean and Castiel, where Castiel refers to the doctors thinking the body brain dead to indicate that only the essence of Jimmy remained in the body and he himself was not fully present. Considering Castiel is again destroyed in 5×22 Swan Song and resurrected in Jimmy’s body, to me means that Castiel is binded to his vessel with Jimmy’s essence anchoring him. In the case of Meg, considering the demon occupied the body longer than Castiel the same might be true, but considering there was no initial consent the owner of the body may make binding to a body harder.

What does this mean for shippers? Well I believe a major factor in the canonical relationship between Castiel and Dean progressing relates to the ownership Castiel has over Jimmy’s body. Remember Dean has experienced Meg Master’s possession as a horrific experience, something echoed by Jimmy when he is free of Castiel. Considering Dean’s attachment issues it would be hard to get attached to a form he views as temporary. For shippers writing pre 4×22 there is the opportunity to explore an OT3 relationship between Jimmy/Castiel/Dean, however if we are sticking with canon I think post apocalypse both Dean and Castiel see his vessel as permanent and Castiel is comfortable in it. I highly doubt Jimmy could survive Naomi’s ‘fixing’ of Castiel in season 8 which in turn clears a more guilt free path for a canon relationship between Castiel and Dean if it’s the end game intended.

I never met a movie cover I didn’t like

28 Mar

This is clearly legitimate

2 Mar
HELLO,


How are you today? I am Mr. Sanchez Cruise, a Certified
Payroll Specialist (CPS). I am a disable man from Texas and I usually
encounter a lot of stress when going about my daily payroll activities because
I work as a chartered payroll specialist for many companies, and I have to
work hard to make my money because nobody want to help me or employ a disable
man in a wheel chair like me so that is why I set up my own accounting and
Payment receivable and Payroll business and I want to employ anybody as 

my data entry typist from home, you could be a receptionist, data entry
typist, a clerk, a stay at home mom, a student or anybody who has a computer
experience with a computer connected with internet at home who want to work on
a part time basis and earn extra income. But other position has been filled
out into my Database, but except from the Payroll position.





Moreover, I required a person who will be honest, trustworthy
and able to work from home, and who will also handle the printing of letters,
notes and checks with the data information of people on payroll list of each
company I work for and I will handle the UPS, Fedex or DHL account label which
will be made for you to dispatch the letters, notes and checks to various
destinations, I will like to know if you will be trustworthy enough to entrust
mine and my clients company's vital informations and signatory with you,
please I want you to be sure that I will be paying you $2,200 monthly salary
for a start, if you performed very well, I will increase your salary to $2,400
and to $2,500 as time goes on, please get back to me today to know your
interest and if you don't have the materials, You will need to purchase the
below materials including a computer with internet connection, so if you are
ready, then you will need the following materials to start the job:-





1) *A computer system at home with internet connection.
2) *You will buy versa check Gold 2012/2013 software. It will come with 150
3) *You will buy versa ink Nano' 4X Life MICR Ink - 94MX Black
4) *You will buy Versajette M400 Print, Copy, Scan Ink jet Printer
5) *You will buy Business-size checks 2000 Pieces





In addition I have a good dealer who can supply you all the Items needed
once you have the Items fees and I want you to be rest assured that this is a
legitimate job position and not something else going on out there. You are to
receive a salary at the end of every working month.

Moreover, I will also make arrangements on getting you a laptop as it is
going to help in performing the task of the job without stress.You can email
me back as soon as possible and I will let you know when to start working from
the comfort of your home at the most convenient time for you (you will only be
working 2 to 4 hours per each day you choose to work in a week) and you will
be earning $2,200 or more every month. You can start today if you are ready
with all the items needed for the job, Please do have a nice day while I wait
for your response on the job offered.


* Full Name...........
* Address ( No P.O Box )...............
* City....................
* State.................
* Postal Code...........
* Direct Phone Number .................
* Email.................
* Age...................
* Present-Occupation............
* Work Experience (Optional)
* Sex...................
* Marital Status........
* Nationality............


Pls your swift response will be highly appreciated as I will be traveling to
London, England any moment from now so i want to make all necessary contacts
before leaving for England to visit my relatives, Though that is not in any
way going to affect my job and your job as well.. All necessary communication
needed will be made while in England.
Thanks and i shall await your swift response ASAP...Please send your reply to:
sanchezcrs30@gmail.com


I will be expecting your response.

Best wishes,

Sanchez Cruise

#shelveit

12 Feb

Cool Stuff coming up.

11 Feb

The Self Conscious Mermaid

11 Feb

I just acquired a mother fucking sonic screw driver. What missed me off is that while yes, I bought a Doctor Who mag aimed at under 12′s but seriously the judgement was not necessary

My purchase however has made my day. I have psychic paper and a TARDIS key.

The Hopeful Mermaid

12 Jan

In a commitment to fighting laziness and being more productive I have decided to try out ‘proper’ blogging in the form of regular updates and long posts as opposed to recycling the thoughts of others and adding commentary over at The Boring Shiksa , usually I end up reblogging pictures of cute Butch girls with animals (seriously butches with cute animals will easily eat an hour or two from your day, or fawning over the fact Chris Evans is the cutest person alive. Here won’t be all super serious and angry, but I do endeavour to work a little harder and hopefully add my voice to the fray.

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