"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
HUMAN BEING ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SUCH HUGE FUCKING DORKS OKAY.
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its so fucking weird because SPN is supposed to be all about free will
but nearly every freaking female angel that has ever been introduced has been killed off because they decided to make their own decisions (instead of having blind faith in Cas or the Winchesters)
and those choices just so happen to be the ‘wrong choices’ usually because they’re willing to sacrifice one of the boys in the process.
because they can’t handle that much power. they can’t handle the power of making choices. they can’t handle having agency. they don’t know the ~true meaning~ of free will
because it’s not like Cas has made some pretty drastic choices that resulted in millions dead. or that Sam and Dean have killed countless of people (both monster and people) in order to reach their goals.
but when Hael reacts out of fear and desperation, she’s instantly painted as creepy and evil
when Hester decides to kill Castiel out of vengeance for all of her fallen brethren, she’s just a bitch on a rampage (not like there’s any vengeance arcs on this show amirite)
when Rachel tries stopping Castiel from opening up Purgatory, she needs to die
Anna comes back after months of torture and reprogramming and yet she’s STILL rooting for humanity. She’s not killing Sam for the shits and giggles, she’s doing it to save the fucking world. But not one ounce of sympathy from the characters or the narrative itself. She’s just a psycho bitch.
It’s like. These women took on a huge amount of autonomy and agency. But the moment their free will took them places that didn’t align with Cas or Sam or Dean, they were instantly vilifed by narrative, portrayed as going “nuts” or overemotional. Which is…really freaking disturbing, considering that in real life, people are reluctant to give women too much power because “they won’t be able to handle it”
And that’s what happens with every fucking one of these ladies. And don’t go around telling me that SPN “does this with everyone” because honestly, there’s only been A VERY SMALL HANDFUL of female angels on the show, and almost all of them have gone down this route.
It’s okay for Cas to make mistakes, as he discovers the pros and cons of free will. He gets to learn from them, live the the repercussions, and then move on. He’s allowed to make choices out of emotion. We get to see his side of the story. He’s given the benefit of the doubt.*
Gabriel’s experience with free will is portrayed as shady, but positive at the end. Balthazar’s death is heartbreaking, but sympathetic. Even Lucifer’s perspective of being unjustly punished for exercising freedom of choice is viewed in an extremely sympathetic light.
There’s obviously been some male angels that have been fucked over by SPN’s “”free will”“”. But considering that we have so many positive examples of choice in male angels, and so very, very few female angels as a whole, I think it’s something worth discussing.
Because women can’t handle the power of choice. They can’t handle having autonomy and agency over their own destinies. They turn into “crazy bitches”. And for that, they need to die.
*(Granted, he’s pretty much always in the wrong whenever he does something that isn’t the Winchester’s way, but that’s basically A WHOLE OTHER POST about how morality in SPN is p-much Dean -and to a lesser extent, Sam- oriented and that nearly every side character gets fucked over by it at one point or another)
And this isn’t even getting into the fandom and narrative treatment of Naomi, because yikes.
I only just realized now that Kurt Hummel rhymes with Burt Hummel.
Doing an interview with Alec Peters. What questions do you guys have about Star Trek Axanar?
You know, I still have written that fanfic about Torchwood during The Year that Never Was.
All I remember now is that I was going to kill each of them off in horrible ways.
…. Maybe that’s why I didn’t write it.
i have just exploded with feels - thanks
Wow… I never noticed this.
#2 - Blame It On the Alcohol
i did a thing