No, but like seriously.
This isn’t a sleazy pickup line.
DON’T GO OUT THERE.
I AM COMPLETELY OKAY AND FINE WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT
Can we talk about Kevin Tran a moment, aka Advanced Placement, aka a 19 year old genius ripped from a safe suburban life and thrown into one of monsters and angels who are anything but, aka the boy who outsmarted the King of Hell, aka the boy who in the span of a year has lost literally everyone he loves including his girlfriend and mother, aka the boy who APOLOGIZES when he thinks he’s been killed and is letting Sam and Dean down simply by BEING DEAD.
I don’t know if there’s a single character on spn without a back story that’ll break your heart, but I feel like Kevin deserves a special mention because he wasn’t raised a hunter, or ever had any training in the supernatural, he was just a kid who played the cello and enjoyed learning and was looking forward to college. In short, he was just like so many us, until his life went to hell. But instead of giving up or giving in, he kept on fighting, kept on thinking and working and doing what everyone asked of him at the expense of his own sanity and health and even prepared to pay for it at the cost of his own life. All just because it was the right thing to do.
Kevin Tran is my hero.
level up | vienna teng
call it any name you need
call it your 2.0, your rebirth, whatever
so long as you can feel it all
so long as all your doors are flung wide
call it your day #1 in the rest of forever
if you are afraid, give more
if you are alive, give more now
everybody here has seams and scars
so what. level up.
file under: songs that have been saving my life lately
how is a normal internet citizen supposed to know, when they hear someone say “I just can’t stop looking at gifs of Bombadil Rivendell” that this person isn’t talking about some other actor with a name and a voice and cheekbones? Or in other words, what makes for a reasonable variation of the name Bendandsnap Calldispatch?
I’m a linguist, and that means that I’m interested in the subconscious patterns that emerge from the way people use language. Based on the fact that fans tend to respond to synonyms of Anglerfish Gigglesnort with a laugh of recognition and not a blank stare, I think there are patterns here too, even if we’re not aware of them. So let’s approach this question scientifically, by generating a range of hypotheses from the general to the specific, and trying to disprove them.
fandom is so beautiful
and one of the questions said this
If a moose were chasing you through the woods, its enormous mass would be very threatening. But if you zigzagged, then its great mass would be to your advantage.
So naturally I thought of this
There’s a reason Kevin Tran was in Advanced Placement.
The “romantic-sexual/platonic” love dichotomy leaves no room for the real emotional nuances people experience in their attachments, and I think that it often causes us to live with simplified relationships not because we want to or because we have simple desires and feelings but because we have no experience, cultural context, or language to accommodate a complex social life or set of relationships. This is why language is so important. This is why words and labels matter. How can you have the kind of relationships you want with anyone, if you don’t even have the words to accurately express how you feel? Hell, half the time, people don’t even understand their own feelings and relationship desires because what they feel is not simple at all, but the only relationship framework they know makes everything seem simple and clear cut: romance and sex go together, friendship is separate from both of those things, couplehood/primary partnership is exclusive to romance and sex, etc.
But if we are to accept the possibilities and realities of asexual romance, primary nonsexual/nonromantic love, nonromantic sex and sexual friendship, romantic (nonsexual) friendship, queerplatonic nonsexual relationships and sexual relationships, etc…. we have to drop this way of thinking and speaking about relationships and love in a romantic-sexual/platonic dichotomous way. None of those “complex” relationships fit into that model