It still irritates me so much that we never got her background, but we got Crowley’s. She’d been on Spn since season 1, the beginning, but we learned more about Crowley, his human name and where he came from, how he got to hell, even though he wasn’t even introduced to the show until season 5…
And Meg was so mysterious a character! Back when she possessed Sam she says she has had many names. So who is she? Originally? What was her name? Where is she from? How old is she? What century is she from? How did she end up in hell? Did she sell her soul too? And if so, what for?
"You don’t know Crowley."
That’s another plot the writers never delved into either. How does she know Crowley? How did they meet and become enemies? She says, “Crowley is ALWAYS the problem.” What is their history together, huh? What happened between them? I wanted to know all of this! I kept waiting and waiting and every time I saw Rachel Minor’s name show up, I thought, this is it. This is the episode we learn about Meg and who she really is. I cannot believe they never ever took the opportunity to delve into the longest running villain and female character on the show. Blows my mind.
This isn’t wrong!
I mean, I do often really really LIKE mysterious characters who always remain mysterious, I like it when there’s some stuff that just isn’t answered.
So I do actually LIKE that we never learn the truth about Meg in that sense. I think it was a well maintained aspect of her character.
But at the same time I’m also - yes to the above! ^
(And it’s got a lot to do with the fact that - oh hey how come it’s always the FEMALE CHARACTERS who are cast in this ‘mysterious/unknown/unknowable’ role?? Because Ruby is just the same, her background isn’t delved into either (although we get a TINY BIT more than we get of Meg) - she remembers what it’s like to be human she says once, was that true? what does that mean? she was a witch when alive, why? what made her sell her soul to that demon we met in S03? who was she back ‘when the plague was big’? where did she get that demon killing knife? how did she end up working with Lilith to start the apocalypse? But nope, UNKNOWN. Even BENNY has more backstory and thus established character than Ruby and Meg! And yeah, sure, Crowley’s is still somewhat ~mysterious, but still a lot more established than Ruby or Meg)
Tatiana Maslany at the Canadian Screen Awards 2014 on making headway by playing so many women in one show.
You now have links to two straight hours of Scenes From A Hat from the show Whose Line is it Anyway.
oh my GOD
PARDON ME BUT THOSE WERE MY FAVORITE FUCKING PARTS OF WHOSE LINE OMG
/SLAPS THIS ON BLOG AND TAGS REFERENCE FOR GOOD LAUGHS
GUESS WHO JUST DIED WATCHING THROUGH THE FIRST
YOU WANT THIS SHIT
REBLOGGING SO I CAN FIND LATER OMG YES!
Wrapped Rooms by Jon Rafman
You Can Also Find Me -:
Diana, goddess of melancholy
Still Life with Hare and Game Birds by Jan Fyt - circa 1630-1650
From wiki: “The negative view of the rabbit as an unclean animal, which derived from the Old Testament, always remained present for medieval artists and their patrons. Thus the rabbit can have a negative connotation of unbridled sexuality and lust or a positive meaning as a symbol of the steep path to salvation. Whether a representation of a hare in Medieval art represents man falling to his doom or striving for his eternal salvation is therefore open to interpretation, depending on context.”
Ohhhh this is so good! Like the two sides of Dean Winchester right here. Is he unclean (poisonous) as he believes, or is he capable of being saved, of being better? And the hare is belly up, almost as if it has given up, but it’s still alive (or it appears to be to me?)…there’s still hope. What are the birds in the painting? Are those sparrows in the back? SOMEONE HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT THE BIRDS REPRESENT BECAUSE REASONS.
YES I am so happy someone could identify that painting. Okay, so from that wiki page and some investigation // actual use of Art History “The hare is often associated with moon deities and signifies rebirth and resurrection. It is a symbol of fertility and sensuality, and appears in depictions of hunting” [x] The painting is also very much the prey and trophy’s of a hunter.
Resurrection, rebirth, fertility, unbridled sexuality, lust, unclean. I think there is a good point to be made with that concept of “unclean” “unholy” and the idea of rebirth, especially in the growth-decay-transformation, he must finally let all those things which are destroying him (the “old” Dean of codependency, I know best no matter what you say, sleeping with people with no emotion behind it, I am unworthy//self hating Dean) and come out the other side, be reborn as a transformed person in season 10.
(I’m just using birds in general because I am not an ornithologist by any means) Birds are also a symbol of resurrection (in the case of the phoenix or the peacock), peace and love (though of emotional “innocent” “simplistic” vs the physical love, sex and lust). The bird represent part of the trinity (representative of the Holy Spirit) Birds can also be symbols of baptism, the act of cleansing the soul of sin in order to be pure once more. Dante used birds to symbolize the souls of the damned, and are also a symbol of eternal life [x]
It’s funny that hares and birds are two sides of the same coin, sexuality, one side of the physical (where he is right now) the other of the emotional (where he wants to go)[9x04 “no one wants him here more than me”, 9x08 “always the adios” v meaningless sex, “because you didn’t want to be alone” 9x13, purposeful sitting on 1/2 of the bed with two nightstands 9x14]. Rebirth and resurrection (where we want Dean to go // S10 Transformation, character development, etc.) v. damnation and eternal life (where he is right now // mark of Cain and it’s side effects, his downward spiral, decay etc.). Unholy v holy. Sexual maturity v innocence. And both the hare and bird represent something Dean has lost by taking on the mark, his purity, vitality and soul itself as well as his freedom (note that the birds and hare are of course dead and are trophies/prey/causalities of the hunter).
The more you kill, the more you turn into the monsters you hunt the more your humanity and your freedom falls prey to the Mark and the farther you are away from the things you desire from life. [symbolized also in both Sam, Cas, Kevin, even Charlie and Garth being taken from him // pushed away, leaving him, moving on without him // him isolating himself] Basically Dean is on the edge of a knife. It’s up to him whether he lets this consume him (sparrow, impending death, finch, souls returning to heaven [x]) or rises above it and is reborn and that dichotomy between those two choices is actually pretty much perfectly split down the middle between the two animals represented in the painting above his head as he uses the Blade and Mark of Cain for the first time.
Ha! Good work so far! Just to add hares and birds are animals that fall into traps - snares and nets - and in the ‘disguised symbolism’ of Flemish art are considered to represent sinners.
The Head of Medusa
Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1617-1618
In a season that has had lots of mirroring, how interesting that they have chosen a painting of Medusa, the monster destroyed by catching her own reflection in a mirror!
Perseus beheaded her and used her head as a weapon to kill the monster that was going to attack Andromeda but subsequently found it too dangerous to use and gave it up to the goddess Athena instead. She set it on her shield where it became a symbol of divine protection and a ward against evil.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983) Vs. Seven Nation Army (2003)
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS LITERALLY THE SOUND OF COOL
Press play and you will find yourself wearing a long black coat on a windy city street holding a firearm that won’t be invented for another 50 years, your voice will be a full octave deeprer AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK PERFECT.
if only Lucifer had his theme song this would be it