Pre-Series: Lucifer’s Fall/War of the Fallen.
rebellion sits well on you; (x)
─ You’re a monster, Lucifer. And I have to kill you.
─ If that’s the way it’s got to be… Then I’d like to see you try.
supernatural + art history: nocturne for michael and lucifer
james abbott mcneill whistler, nocturne in black and gold - the falling rocket, 1874, oil on canvas
For Heaven’s commanding general and the ruler of Hell. For the sons who adored their Father, and only differed in how they showed it. For the brothers who loved each other and betrayed each other, and in doing so decimated all of Creation with their rage and grief.
Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more."
Sophia McDougall (via albinwonderland)
This is something that’s bugged me for so long, the idea that as long as they have the girl beat up 3 thugs first, it’s okay if the 4th one overpowers her and she ends up being captured for the hero to rescue anyway (this happened constantly on Smallville). It’s cynical executives and producers going “this will shut those feminists up”, and not actually listening to what the complaints are saying. It’s well-meaning writers thinking that they really are writing something different, but not thinking any more deeply about how ingrained the sexism in how they see writing stories is. It’s promotional material and interviews for the movies going “she’s not your typical damsel in distress”, as if we’re asking for damsels in distress just not ones that get kidnapped right away. And it’s ultimately just the same old same old where women are just objects for men to capture, hurt, win, rescue, and have sex with, except they’re a little more feisty so PROGRESS amirite?
"I’m an angel, you ass."
I’ll free him from all this hell and harm.