All the Beautiful Things

Beautiful people, places, ideas, and dreams that catch my eye from all walks of life. Destiel shipper. Fanfiction writer. Indie author. Supporter of all other ships. Represent your fandom with dignity and grace.

Leather Apron - Chapter 4 (sexual content)

(Note: This is my Jack the Ripper AU with Destiel, Sam and Jess, Ellen and Jo, Meg, Gabriel, etc. Lots of favorites in the Jack the Ripper universe with demons, angels, etc. You can catch up on this story at the Tumblr master post or on Ao3.)

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Golden flame light undulated over the walls and the ceiling in Sam’s delirium. His consciousness scratched and clawless toward the surface but couldn’t seem to move beyond the vice squeezing his skull. Groaning, his head rolled to the side and cool pillow fabric shocked his skin. If he stared too long at the shadows, they morphed into evil shapes. Men as tall as the ceiling and as black as a moonless night lurked about the room waiting for a weak moment.

"Shh. There now." Mrs. Moore’s voice covered him like a quilt. She leaned over him and filled his field of vision with loose curly locks. Her hair smelled of lavender and he held onto that touch of reality. "Detective Winchester, I’m here. Look at my eyes. Let me see you in there. Tell me how you’re feeling."

Sam licked his lips, willing himself to focus. She wore a dressing gown tightly fitted over her white nightgown. That must have been why her hair tumbled loosely around her shoulders and flowed down her torso. It was late enough that she should have been in bed. If she should have slept at that hour, then Dean should have been sitting at his bedside instead. Asking about it seemed too complicated for how he felt at that moment. Then he remembered Dean had been invited to dinner at the Earl’s great manor. Another touch of reality brought Sam closer to the surface. He vaguely remembered how he ended up there in the next few moments. Using his other sight always made him violently ill and he’d touched the spot where one of the murder victims fell. The pieces slowly fell into place but Mrs. Moore still hovered over him like an angel.

"My head," he mumbled.

"Yes," her sweet voice replied quite knowingly. "Your brother informed me that you suffer from debilitating headaches. He asked me to watch over you whilst he’s gone." She reached for a green bottle on the nightstand and showed it to him. "If you’ll permit me, I believe this will give you some relief."

"Laudanum," Sam guessed.

"Only partly," she replied, pushing a blonde curl behind her ear. "I mix my own blend that is less severe than laudanum on its own. I disapprove of so much alcohol."

"You could be a doctor," he whispered with an attempted smile.

Mrs. Moore smiled back as she withdrew a spoon from her dressing gown pocket. Her eyes twinkled. It didn’t appear that she received many compliments that impressed her, so she soaked up Sam’s high opinion of her as if she starved for it. Bitterly brown liquid measured into the spoon from the rim of the green bottle under her careful eye. She put the bottle on the nightstand and stood, sliding her hand under Sam’s head. Suddenly she was so close and his senses filled with that lavender soap. That closeness even disguised some of the bitter medication as it slid thickly down his throat. He endeavored not to react badly to the taste but there was no disguising even the smallest laudanum dose.

"Give it a few minutes," she murmured as she let his head down on the pillow again. "You should feel some relief soon."

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Writing a very complicated dinner scene with Dean, Cas, Meg, Balthazar, Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Ruby, and Alistair. In 1888 London. I’m a damn glutton for punishment. This is hurting my head. Dean is sassing all of them though, so there’s that.

It looks like this but with our characters.

Read the first few chapters of this fic, Leather Apron, here or here.

More important news.

I’m introducing Meg in my Jack the Ripper AU right now and I realized I never wrote her in any fics before. I’m a little bit lost. I’m depending on you guys to point out any out of character behavior (nicely) so I can do “course corrections” as I go.

Also, writing Sam and Jess romance is so sad and beautiful. I’ve never written for Jess either.

Pro tip: If you can’t stand by your viewpoints enough to come out from behind the anon button, perhaps you ought to reconsider saying the thing out loud at all.

Anonymous said: Here's the thing though. Tumblr accounts for such a small portion of SPN's audience, it's laughable. You sit here and convince yourselves that it matters soooo much what tumblr thinks. You're wrong. At a recent con, I asked so many people for their urls and I'd say better than 70% of people didn't even know tumblr existed. You're fooling yourselves. If all of tumblr shut off SPN it would hurt, but not enough to cancel them. GET OVER YOURSELF.

Feel better now? Sorry, but I can’t take people seriously who won’t use their real identities when discussing things. The things I say may not always be popular but I never hide behind the anon button. At least have the courage to stand by your convictions. Secondly, what I wrote re: Aisha Tyler and fan shaming had nothing to do with tumblr vs non-tumblr, so I’m not sure where you’re getting this. Lastly, as I always say to rude anons that I can’t take seriously…

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About Aisha Tyler and crit/squee shaming in general.

allthebeautifulthings9828:

Crit shaming OR squee shaming fans is not okay. Telling people what to think or how to feel is not okay either, especially when it gives one faction of fans permission to beat up on those even more who have different views. This is an ongoing problem in the Supernatural fandom and posting ranting messages like that one do nothing but give people permission to rage on each other more than they already do.

YOU may not agree that there is problematic content on Supernatural.

YOU may not think transphobic or misogynistic statements happen.

That doesn’t mean other people feel the same way or come from the same places in life to form such opinions. What you say and how it’s perceived, especially when you have the platform of celebrity, means people are going to feel out different meanings behind your words. No matter if you think your jokes and statements aren’t problematic, other people are hurt by them (which is a matter of routine with Supernatural actors, powers that be, etc.) and that is the problem—invalidating people’s very real feelings.

Misogynistic statements about women and tactless jokes concerning LGBTQA people can and do happen, even by those who count themselves as allies or not misogynistic otherwise. It’s important to listen to why people get hurt and learn from how those moments are perceived instead of shouting, “If you don’t like it, go away!” That’s not a solution.

In response to those touting the “WATCH ANOTHER SHOW” mantra, I refer to my friends’ statements on that.

My friend angel_kink on Twitter summed things up very well.

Is it POSSIBLE to be able to analyze media without being told to just “watch another show?” Or is that the only option? Can you analyze something critically, still enjoy media despite the critical interpretation, and NOT be told to just stop watching? I would also like to point out that it’s possible to have women on a show without that directly being related to romance. I would also like to point out that it’s possible to have romance on a show with only men. I would also like to point out that being a woman is not an insult.

Additionally, my friend xceteras on Twitter summed up things quite clearly as well.

Women, LGBTQA, persons of color, and other marginalized groups CAN’T just “quit watching” and go to another show if there isn’t diversity in TV. And how do we achieve that diversity? Through raising important social issues when necessary, i.e. criticism. It’s not as simple as “you go make something you like then” when there are systems of power in place that keep the same groups producing the same content. Criticizing the things that we love is a way to encourage them to be better.

In conclusion: just because you don’t like how we responded to what happened and you don’t see the continued problematic content on Supernatural doesn’t mean we’re wrong. It doesn’t mean you’re wrong either. It means our life experiences are different than yours and those life experiences affect the way we see the media.

Clarification: I do not feel that these people are, in their everyday lives, misogynistic or homophobic or whatever else people shout about them. Others do and that’s just how they feel. I do, however, feel things they sometimes say have undertones that come across in problematic ways when their fan base is predominantly female or LGBTQA. It is problematic and routinely hurts large numbers of fans even if they’re not intending it to be that way. And the show does have problematic elements such as a lack of diversity, killing off virtually every female character to further man pain, and content ranging from misogyny to making LGBTQAs the butt of jokes on a routine basis. I’m not here to get into all of that though.

What I am trying to say is just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not happening in the eyes of others and it’s not hurting large numbers of fans. No one has a right to shame others for how they view the world.

If you have criticism of storytelling elements or actors, you’re still allowed to enjoy the product as a whole.

If you’re loving storytelling elements or actors and you’re enthusiastic about them, you’re allowed to do cartwheels all you want too.

It’s no one’s place to demand that you conform to the way they think or feel, and it’s certainly no one’s place to dictate how or why you enjoy or be critical of something.

Remember that your feelings are not necessarily those of others. Trying to invalidate the way another person feels by shaming, yelling, or telling them to go away is not helping anything. The only way to overcome such vast divides is to listen to the other side with open minds and stop trying to prove everybody wrong.

Represent your fandom with dignity and grace.

(Note: this blog post is in response to this post by Aisha Tyler.)

In case you missed it earlier today, I felt it was important to write about my position on things.

The holy grail has arrived. I stashed away five dollars here and there until I could get it. I’ve been waiting for months and I might even sleep with it. #toofaced #chocolatebar #makeup #cosmetics #beauty

When all else fails, arm yourself with lipstick made from the blood of your enemies and eyebrows sharp enough to slice through bullshit.

(Source: janblue, via pink-silk-panties)

danneels:

and as usual Orlando Jones makes an appearance

danneels:

and as usual Orlando Jones makes an appearance

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destielfanworks:


Supernatural AU where Winchester family business is all about horses⌊ John Winchester is a successful horse breeder working with his two sons, Dean and Sam. When Sam decides to left the stable and go to collage, John needs to hire someone new to help out. After two weeks Sam’s old room is full of history books and Dean is sure he will never get any work done with the new strange named, dark haired and blue eyed employee.
“You should save the horse and ride the cowboy instead, baby.”“You’re not a cowboy, Dean.”

Western Destiel (link to western tag; link to other rec lists; relevant ao3 tags: AU - western, cowboys)
10 Days To San Francisco [T, 17,500 word count]

AU Western. Castiel is a rider for the Pony Express and Dean works at one of the stations. A snippet of American history.

A Quarter to Sunrise [T, 41,000 word count]



Western AU. Demons still exist. Sam and Dean grew up hearing tales of the yellow eyed man that killed their mother. Now that they are older, they spend their lives both chasing down the allusive man and being chased themselves. A preacher, Castiel, somehow gets involved and eventually reveals that he is more weaved into their tale than any of them ever realized. A, mystery filled, road trip story about revenge, set on horseback.



ain’t much holy ‘bout this [NC-17, 4,600 word count] pwp



Western AU, sort-of exhibitionism. “I don’t mean to presume, preacher, but I been watchin’ you since my brother and me came to this town, and I think you and me got a little somethin’ in common.”



Always with you [M, 46,000 word count]

A fairytale for adults about people, horses and the important things in life. When Dean, a stableman and horse trainer and Castiel, the top-notch lawyer with issues meet, sparks fly. Castiel comes to the estate to take a pause from his everyday life, and possibly turn it into a different direction. Meeting Dean and falling in love with him turns it completely upside down, but Castiel doesn’t mind it one bit.

Cowboys and Real Estate Angels [NC-17, 37,000 word count]

Castiel crosses paths with the ever-charming Dean Winchester at a rodeo show in Texas, of all places. Dean’s singing days are long bygone, but his crowd-pleasing skills haven’t waned one iota. Unexpectedly, Castiel finds himself in Dean’s bedroom; they take and they give, and discover that sometimes strangers can find love like this, too. (And if a man’s faith can’t be put in God, it needs to go somewhere…)

Flame of Vengeance [NC-17, 18,000 word count] crossover with Ghostrider

Fire consumes everything. The ones you love, your life and your soul. Dean Winchester is meant to be the devil’s red right hand but instead he’s running from his fate. Running from anything that can burn and leaving nothing but ash and death behind him. Then one day he meets Castiel and he discovers that there are more than just demons trying to kill him. To survive he must come to terms with what he is and face his darkest fear.

For a Horse With Wings [M, 41,700 word count (WIP)]

Dean has worked with horses all his life, but work as a ranch hand doesn’t pay the bills to put his brother through school. When a job opportunity to be the groom at Golden Gate Farms for one of the most decorated eventers of the time pops up, Dean hops on the chance. Unfortunately, Castiel Novak turns out to be a huge dick. (WIP)]

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God [T, 2,000 word count]




Two men ride into town one day, and Father Emmanuel learns of who he was before he washed up on the banks of a river, with no name, no past and no purpose.




Ghost of the Great Plains [NC-17, 6,000 word count]



1870s Western AU. Two bodies lead Sheriff Dean Winchester to the outskirts of Stull Township to hunt down the Ghost of the Great Plains; a crazy fucking priest with a thirst for murder. What he finds isn’t what he expected. What happens is even more surprising.



Homestead [T, 2,000 word count]


Castiel had been a sheriff once, years ago. Now he raises pigs and watches bees and cares for a farm with Dean, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.


Lawless [NC-17, 4,000 word count] pwp




AU based off of True Grit. Dean kidnaps an unsuspecting Castiel because well…traveling gets lonely out west. Utter porn that would not leave me alone, warnings for partial non-con, older/young partner, poor imitation of old west talk.




Leave your boots by the door [M, 7,000 word count]

Dean’s a hotshot horse trainer on a ranch in Texas. Castiel is the new guy brought in to help him out.

Ridin’ Dirty [NC-17, 9,500 word count]

Castiel went to Winchester ranch looking for a pony for his niece’s thirteenth birthday (because he’s that kind of guy), and ended up getting the cowboy instead.

Sanctuary, Kansas [NC-17, 60,200 word count]

Castiel, Sam and Dean Winchester are on their way to investigate the Death of Gary Freleng in Oklahoma City (8.08 Hunteri Heroici). One moment they are riding in the Impala, and the next they awakened out by a campfire in Kansas in 1908….. Some Supernatural force has plucked our trio right out of their natural timeline and dropped them into the Wild Wild West. Now they have to unravel the mystery of how they got there before Castiel can bring them all back. But what force could possibly be powerful enough to send them through space and time like this? And what purpose do they serve by being there? And who are the mysterious three travelers they encounter in the small town of Sanctuary, Kansas?

Something Like A Broken Heart [M, 12,000 word count]



Dean Winchester is a Texas Ranger traveling to the town of Fort Griffin Flat, Texas, to rendezvous with the rest of his company when he meets Castiel, a prostitute in town. Answer to the AU Fusion Challenge prompt #20 in which whreflections asked to see “something in which Dean is a Texas cowboy who somehow meets Cas, a cheap prostitute.”



the two faces of vengeance [NC-17, 27,000 word count]



Western AU. Dean Winchester is a bounty hunter, set to catch a group of killers in order to get the money and retire from the business. Castiel is another bounty hunter aiming for the rich businessman who pays that same group of killers to do his dirty work, but for personal reasons. They decide to work together. It doesn’t go as smoothly as it could.



Wanted [NC-17, 5,700 word count]

Dean Winchester has a cowboy fetish. Not that he’ll admit it.

West [NC-17, 6,300 word count] 5 oneshots that could be read in posted non-chronological order which is interesting or in chronological and boring order




Dean/Castiel set against the backdrop of the Wild West. In which Dean and Sam are Outlaw Hunters, and Castiel is a religious man.




The Wild Bunch [T, 15,000 word count]



Old West AU. Human Castiel. The Winchester/Singer families are outlaws living on fringes of society. They rob banks and trains for a living but are careful never to kill people. Since they also give money to poor and fight the train companies who try to steal land from improvised farmers and ranchers they are also extremely popular with the common people. Marshal Frank Azazel and Pinkerton Agent Alistair Black work with train executive Matthew Crowley to track the Wild Bunch down and bring them to justice.

destielfanworks:

Supernatural AU where Winchester family business is all about horses
⌊ John Winchester is a successful horse breeder working with his two sons, Dean and Sam. When Sam decides to left the stable and go to collage, John needs to hire someone new to help out. After two weeks Sam’s old room is full of history books and Dean is sure he will never get any work done with the new strange named, dark haired and blue eyed employee.

“You should save the horse and ride the cowboy instead, baby.”
“You’re not a cowboy, Dean.”

Western Destiel (link to western tag; link to other rec lists; relevant ao3 tags: AU - westerncowboys)

10 Days To San Francisco [T, 17,500 word count]

AU Western. Castiel is a rider for the Pony Express and Dean works at one of the stations. A snippet of American history.

A Quarter to Sunrise [T, 41,000 word count]

Western AU. Demons still exist. Sam and Dean grew up hearing tales of the yellow eyed man that killed their mother. Now that they are older, they spend their lives both chasing down the allusive man and being chased themselves. A preacher, Castiel, somehow gets involved and eventually reveals that he is more weaved into their tale than any of them ever realized. A, mystery filled, road trip story about revenge, set on horseback.

ain’t much holy ‘bout this [NC-17, 4,600 word count] pwp

Western AU, sort-of exhibitionism. “I don’t mean to presume, preacher, but I been watchin’ you since my brother and me came to this town, and I think you and me got a little somethin’ in common.”

Always with you [M, 46,000 word count]

A fairytale for adults about people, horses and the important things in life. When Dean, a stableman and horse trainer and Castiel, the top-notch lawyer with issues meet, sparks fly. Castiel comes to the estate to take a pause from his everyday life, and possibly turn it into a different direction. Meeting Dean and falling in love with him turns it completely upside down, but Castiel doesn’t mind it one bit.

Cowboys and Real Estate Angels [NC-17, 37,000 word count]

Castiel crosses paths with the ever-charming Dean Winchester at a rodeo show in Texas, of all places. Dean’s singing days are long bygone, but his crowd-pleasing skills haven’t waned one iota. Unexpectedly, Castiel finds himself in Dean’s bedroom; they take and they give, and discover that sometimes strangers can find love like this, too. (And if a man’s faith can’t be put in God, it needs to go somewhere…)

Flame of Vengeance [NC-17, 18,000 word count] crossover with Ghostrider

Fire consumes everything. The ones you love, your life and your soul. Dean Winchester is meant to be the devil’s red right hand but instead he’s running from his fate. Running from anything that can burn and leaving nothing but ash and death behind him. Then one day he meets Castiel and he discovers that there are more than just demons trying to kill him. To survive he must come to terms with what he is and face his darkest fear.

For a Horse With Wings [M, 41,700 word count (WIP)]

Dean has worked with horses all his life, but work as a ranch hand doesn’t pay the bills to put his brother through school. When a job opportunity to be the groom at Golden Gate Farms for one of the most decorated eventers of the time pops up, Dean hops on the chance. Unfortunately, Castiel Novak turns out to be a huge dick. (WIP)]

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God [T, 2,000 word count]

Two men ride into town one day, and Father Emmanuel learns of who he was before he washed up on the banks of a river, with no name, no past and no purpose.

Ghost of the Great Plains [NC-17, 6,000 word count]

1870s Western AU. Two bodies lead Sheriff Dean Winchester to the outskirts of Stull Township to hunt down the Ghost of the Great Plains; a crazy fucking priest with a thirst for murder. What he finds isn’t what he expected. What happens is even more surprising.

Homestead [T, 2,000 word count]

Castiel had been a sheriff once, years ago. Now he raises pigs and watches bees and cares for a farm with Dean, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lawless [NC-17, 4,000 word count] pwp

AU based off of True Grit. Dean kidnaps an unsuspecting Castiel because well…traveling gets lonely out west. Utter porn that would not leave me alone, warnings for partial non-con, older/young partner, poor imitation of old west talk.

Leave your boots by the door [M, 7,000 word count]

Dean’s a hotshot horse trainer on a ranch in Texas. Castiel is the new guy brought in to help him out.

Ridin’ Dirty [NC-17, 9,500 word count]

Castiel went to Winchester ranch looking for a pony for his niece’s thirteenth birthday (because he’s that kind of guy), and ended up getting the cowboy instead.

Sanctuary, Kansas [NC-17, 60,200 word count]

Castiel, Sam and Dean Winchester are on their way to investigate the Death of Gary Freleng in Oklahoma City (8.08 Hunteri Heroici). One moment they are riding in the Impala, and the next they awakened out by a campfire in Kansas in 1908…..
Some Supernatural force has plucked our trio right out of their natural timeline and dropped them into the Wild Wild West. Now they have to unravel the mystery of how they got there before Castiel can bring them all back. But what force could possibly be powerful enough to send them through space and time like this? And what purpose do they serve by being there? And who are the mysterious three travelers they encounter in the small town of Sanctuary, Kansas?

Something Like A Broken Heart [M, 12,000 word count]

Dean Winchester is a Texas Ranger traveling to the town of Fort Griffin Flat, Texas, to rendezvous with the rest of his company when he meets Castiel, a prostitute in town. Answer to the AU Fusion Challenge prompt #20 in which whreflections asked to see “something in which Dean is a Texas cowboy who somehow meets Cas, a cheap prostitute.”

the two faces of vengeance [NC-17, 27,000 word count]

Western AU. Dean Winchester is a bounty hunter, set to catch a group of killers in order to get the money and retire from the business. Castiel is another bounty hunter aiming for the rich businessman who pays that same group of killers to do his dirty work, but for personal reasons. They decide to work together. It doesn’t go as smoothly as it could.

Wanted [NC-17, 5,700 word count]

Dean Winchester has a cowboy fetish. Not that he’ll admit it.

West [NC-17, 6,300 word count] 5 oneshots that could be read in posted non-chronological order which is interesting or in chronological and boring order

Dean/Castiel set against the backdrop of the Wild West. In which Dean and Sam are Outlaw Hunters, and Castiel is a religious man.

The Wild Bunch [T, 15,000 word count]

Old West AU. Human Castiel. The Winchester/Singer families are outlaws living on fringes of society. They rob banks and trains for a living but are careful never to kill people. Since they also give money to poor and fight the train companies who try to steal land from improvised farmers and ranchers they are also extremely popular with the common people. Marshal Frank Azazel and Pinkerton Agent Alistair Black work with train executive Matthew Crowley to track the Wild Bunch down and bring them to justice.

(Source: stilinskismate, via destielfanfic)

Anonymous said: What did Aisha Tyler say?

Her very long statement was linked at the end of the post I just made (X).

About Aisha Tyler and crit/squee shaming in general.

Crit shaming OR squee shaming fans is not okay. Telling people what to think or how to feel is not okay either, especially when it gives one faction of fans permission to beat up on those even more who have different views. This is an ongoing problem in the Supernatural fandom and posting ranting messages like that one do nothing but give people permission to rage on each other more than they already do.

YOU may not agree that there is problematic content on Supernatural.

YOU may not think transphobic or misogynistic statements happen.

That doesn’t mean other people feel the same way or come from the same places in life to form such opinions. What you say and how it’s perceived, especially when you have the platform of celebrity, means people are going to feel out different meanings behind your words. No matter if you think your jokes and statements aren’t problematic, other people are hurt by them (which is a matter of routine with Supernatural actors, powers that be, etc.) and that is the problem—invalidating people’s very real feelings.

Misogynistic statements about women and tactless jokes concerning LGBTQA people can and do happen, even by those who count themselves as allies or not misogynistic otherwise. It’s important to listen to why people get hurt and learn from how those moments are perceived instead of shouting, “If you don’t like it, go away!” That’s not a solution.

In response to those touting the “WATCH ANOTHER SHOW” mantra, I refer to my friends’ statements on that.

My friend angel_kink on Twitter summed things up very well.

Is it POSSIBLE to be able to analyze media without being told to just “watch another show?” Or is that the only option? Can you analyze something critically, still enjoy media despite the critical interpretation, and NOT be told to just stop watching? I would also like to point out that it’s possible to have women on a show without that directly being related to romance. I would also like to point out that it’s possible to have romance on a show with only men. I would also like to point out that being a woman is not an insult.

Additionally, my friend xceteras on Twitter summed up things quite clearly as well.

Women, LGBTQA, persons of color, and other marginalized groups CAN’T just “quit watching” and go to another show if there isn’t diversity in TV. And how do we achieve that diversity? Through raising important social issues when necessary, i.e. criticism. It’s not as simple as “you go make something you like then” when there are systems of power in place that keep the same groups producing the same content. Criticizing the things that we love is a way to encourage them to be better.

In conclusion: just because you don’t like how we responded to what happened and you don’t see the continued problematic content on Supernatural doesn’t mean we’re wrong. It doesn’t mean you’re wrong either. It means our life experiences are different than yours and those life experiences affect the way we see the media.

Clarification: I do not feel that these people are, in their everyday lives, misogynistic or homophobic or whatever else people shout about them. Others do and that’s just how they feel. I do, however, feel things they sometimes say have undertones that come across in problematic ways when their fan base is predominantly female or LGBTQA. It is problematic and routinely hurts large numbers of fans even if they’re not intending it to be that way. And the show does have problematic elements such as a lack of diversity, killing off virtually every female character to further man pain, and content ranging from misogyny to making LGBTQAs the butt of jokes on a routine basis. I’m not here to get into all of that though.

What I am trying to say is just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not happening in the eyes of others and it’s not hurting large numbers of fans. No one has a right to shame others for how they view the world.

If you have criticism of storytelling elements or actors, you’re still allowed to enjoy the product as a whole.

If you’re loving storytelling elements or actors and you’re enthusiastic about them, you’re allowed to do cartwheels all you want too.

It’s no one’s place to demand that you conform to the way they think or feel, and it’s certainly no one’s place to dictate how or why you enjoy or be critical of something.

Remember that your feelings are not necessarily those of others. Trying to invalidate the way another person feels by shaming, yelling, or telling them to go away is not helping anything. The only way to overcome such vast divides is to listen to the other side with open minds and stop trying to prove everybody wrong.

Represent your fandom with dignity and grace.

(Note: this blog post is in response to this post by Aisha Tyler.)

Black On Black

allthebeautifulthings9828:

(Note: This is a one shot based on my headcanon of what demon!dean looks like. There might be a second smutty part to this if you guys want. You can read the rest of my one shots by looking through my master post.)

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The one thing they never told Dean was that demons have wings too. Big, black, flappy masses protruding from his shoulderblades and ridiculously long to carry his body weight. Not that he’d attempted to fly yet—or teleport as humans viewed it—but then he stopped short and reminded himself that he was human. The demon he’d become was a disease, like the vampire he’d been cured of before. They just had to find a cure. And the faster he lost those goddamn wings, the better.

He sat unnaturally still on the dock with his legs dangling in the water, absolutely hating how cold he felt ever since Metatron changed his fucking species. At least it was up in the 90s that day and the sun beat down on his wings, taking some of the chill away. But he hated the constant hulking things weighing him down, yet begging him to stretch and fly at the same time.

Fuck it all.

"Hey, Dean! Come on! You gotta be sweating to death over there. Water’s cool," shouted Sam, bobbing around with Castiel further out in the lake.

It was his brother’s idea. The whole friggin thing. Camping and lake swimming were things that Dean used to enjoy but he couldn’t seem to touch his identity anymore. The guy who liked a cold beer and a sunny day in the woods just couldn’t make himself known. His demonic nature clubbed that guy over the head and tied him up somewhere hidden in the back of his subconscious. Sammy wanted to take that trip to remind Dean of his humanity. He was just so determined not to lose his brother to the darkness of Hell.

"I’m cold," Dean mumbled.

Castiel turned to Sam and whispered, “Earth is rather cold to demons.”

Even though he whispered it so far away, Dean still heard him. He heard everything whether he wanted to or not. It wasn’t unlike the overpowering sensations of being a vampire. His unnatural stillness there on the dock probably resembled a gargoyle perched on the roof of an ancient building but Dean could only control his sanity in that state.

"He’s not a demon. He’s my brother," Sam argued. The younger Winchester dove under the water and swam away.

Yeah, tell that to his wings and black eyes. Sam couldn’t see the way Dean looked now, stuck in a dead body with blackened leathery wings stretched over thin bones. He reminded himself of a dragon.

At least Castiel had black wings too, although they were covered in beautiful iridescent feathers. His blackness resembled the absorption of every color in the universe, not a creature scorched by the fires of Hell like Dean. The angel swam as well, using his wings like flippers to propel himself through the lake. Dean couldn’t help but stare. He’d never seen any part of Castiel’s true form until the change and he stared openly at the angel glowing from his chest. Castiel’s vessel meant very little to Dean anymore. Vision changed and he saw straight into Castiel, into his grace and heart.

It was supposed to repulse Dean. That was his new instinct.

Yeah, it was supposed to repulse him but it didn’t.

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Reblogging this because part two, the smutty good stuff, is on its way this week.

A peek inside my drafts. Notes to myself are so stupidly simple, lol. But yes, part two of Black On Black is coming this week. I haven’t done any smut in a while. It’s time.

A peek inside my drafts. Notes to myself are so stupidly simple, lol. But yes, part two of Black On Black is coming this week. I haven’t done any smut in a while. It’s time.