Jensen pls, your face is ridiculous
Cas has many moods.
“I wanna make sure you understand. You won’t die or age. If this last year was painful for you, picture a hundred, a thousand more like it.”
In a show about absent and neglectful fathers, Jimmy Novak agreed to an eternity of pain to save his daughter. Seconds away from peace in Heaven, he begged through the blood in his teeth for Castiel to cage him away in his own skin, forever, so that Claire could be spared. So many people think that Cas learned about love from Dean. I think maybe he learned it first from Jimmy Novak.
Oh wow, never thought about the parallels between John Winchester and Jimmy Novak, and their particular descents into obsession (demon, angel), and how both Claire and Dean know their fathers sacrificed themselves to save their children.
Five reasons you should love Claire Clairmont:
#1 - from a letter she wrote to her step-sister Mary Shelley:
“If you would but know your own value, and exert your powers you could give the men a most immense drubbing; you could write upon metaphysics, politics, jurisprudence, astronomy, mathematics, those highest subjects which they taunt us so with our being incapable of treating, and surpass them; and what a consolation it would be, when they begin some of their prosy, lying but plausible attacks upon female inferiority, to stop their mouths in a moment with your name: and then to add, ‘and if women, whilst suffering the heaviest slavery could outdo you what would they not achieve were they free?’”
AND IF WOMEN, WHILST SUFFERING THE HEAVIEST SLAVERY COULD OUTDO YOU WHAT WOULD THEY NOT ACHIEVE WERE THEY FREE? I’m sorry, I actually can not deal with the joy that sentence brings me.
#2 - from a letter she wrote to Lord Byron after deciding that she wanted to be his mistress:
“If a woman, whose reputation has yet remained unstained, if without either guardian or husband to control she should throw herself upon your mercy, if with a beating heart she should confess the love she has borne you many years, if she should secure to you secrisy and safety, if she should return your kindness with fond affection and unbounded devotion could you betray her, or would you be as silent as the grave?”
Yeah, she just decided, hey, my sister is a poet’s mistress, and it’s working pretty well for her - I think I’ll go hit on Byron. And she did. And it worked! I mean, sort of, for a while; it was Byron, so I think we can all guess how well it turned out (hint: horribly, horribly), but the audacity that began this relationship! What a queen.
#3 - from her journals:
“…the usual nonsense about infidelity being unpardonable in women, but very pardonable in men…”
#4 - when everything went to shit in her life, she packed up, moved to Russia (where she knew exactly nobody), and supported herself as a governess for several years
#5 - boring old male historians haaaaate her:
re: a recently-discovered draft of a memoir about how completely wretched Byron and Shelley were to her in the name of free love: “The memoir is a genuine surprise, definitely newsworthy. There’s nothing else like it that I know of. It’s a very bitter and unique attack on Shelley’s behaviour. It’s a bit rich, though, as she threw herself at Byron.”
omg this lady
She does seem pretty badass, apart from that First Wave White Feminist mistake of calling the oppression of white women “slavery” while women of color were, you know, actually experiencing actual slavery.