[ CITY TRAFFIC PUZZLE ]
a mix for days spent in the cityi. skid row (downtown) // brendon urie & dallon weekes ii. ivy & gold // bombay bicycle club iii. career day // the format iv. brass in pocket // the pretenders v. down and out (piano rendition) // the academy is... vi. seventeen // marina & the diamonds vii. step // vampire weekend viii. everlasting light // the black keys ix. all the pretty girls go to the city // spoon x. panic // the smiths xi. kids (afterschool dance megamix) // mgmt xii. blue monday // nouvelle vague xiii. where did the party go (piano tribute) // fall out boy xiv. hysteric (acoustic) // the yeah yeah yeahs xv. bridge to nowhere // the like xvi. city girl // tegan & sara xvii. city traffic puzzle // the hush sound
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my mom has been a cop for over 20 years and she is the one who constantly warns me about police aggression and young male cops and told me that if you’re ever alone on a rural road and a cop throws their lights on to put on your four ways and drive to the next gas station before stopping because so many cops are scum and it’s not worth the chance of getting hurt. the fact that SHE feels the need to tell me this shit scares me to death
When Ash is talking about individual heavens he says his is “Ash land” and Sam and Dean have “Winchester land.” Not Sam land and Dean land, Winchester land, as in, one heaven.
Ash said that everyone gets their own heaven and that people “can’t leave their own private Idaho’s.” When Sam asks Ash if the Roadhouse is his heaven, he responds with “Yep, my own personal.” Ash goes on to say he can leave his heaven because he’s “not like most people” otherwise, it is impossible to get into someone else’s heaven. The only other exception is soulmates, who share one heaven.
When he says this, Sam and Dean don’t make these expressions for no fucking reason. They don’t even try contesting it, there is no hint of doubt or incredulity. Even when they’re at odds with each other, they know what they have isn’t your average brotherly relationship. They wouldn’t just die for each other, they would knowingly spend eternity in hell to protect their brother. They are perfectly aware of what they mean to each other and it makes perfect sense to them that they’re soulmates, they know they’re a special case.
Furthermore, Dean had no trouble walking in on Sam’s memory of that Thanksgiving when he was eleven. There was no great battle or ritual he had to perform to get in. He didn’t use any “special skills” to hack into Sam’s memory the way Ash would have. Sharing a heaven doesn’t necessarily mean they arrive at the same place (they didn’t die at the same time either), or share all the exact same memories (they are two different people, after all), just that their heavens are one, they can walk through each other’s memories interchangeably. Sam was part of Dean’s heaven with the fireworks in that field the same way Dean was part of Sam’s heaven with the field trip they took to the Botanical Gardens, where they find Joshua.
If you’re worried about the lack of Dean in Sam’s memories then you’re forgetting Zachariah. Zachariah is a powerful angel who chased them all around their heaven, a place no other humans or angels are supposed to get to them (you’ll note that even Castiel had a hard time reaching the boys in their heaven). He’s manipulated them before with the voicemail in 4.22 and he was willing to do anything in his power to break the brothers up in order to get Dean to say yes. He was in their heaven, he manipulated a version of Mary into telling Dean she never loved him, he gave her yellow eyes like Azazel, etc. Clearly he was manipulating themin order to try and shake Dean’s faith, not unlike what he did in 5.04, where he showed Dean a complete alternate universe to try and coerce him into being Michael’s vessel.
Lastly, it doesn’t matter if you think they are soulmates or not because Sam and Dean clearly believe they are. In 6.01, when Dean wakes up and thinks he’s dead he says "So I’m dead? This is heaven?" when he sees Sam. This shows that Dean believes he’ll be reunited with Sam when he dies, and Sam doesn’t contest it.
Another minor instance is in 7.08 when Dean first insists Becky should ask his permission if she wants to marry Sam and then at the end of the episode he says “Oh, you mean she wasn’t your soulmate?” indicating once again that Dean believes what they have is more than just a brotherly bond.
Also don’t forget in 4.22, when Cas is arguing that Dean should let the apocalypse happen:
CASTIEL: What is so worth saving? I see nothing but pain here. I see inside you. I see your guilt, your anger, confusion. In paradise, all is forgiven. You’ll be at peace. Even with Sam.
Castiel basically confirms that Sam and Dean will be together in heaven when they die. In DSotM itself:
CASTIEL: (on radio) What do you see?
DEAN: What do you mean ‘what do I see’?
CASTIEL: (on radio) Some people see a tunnel or a river. What do you see?
DEAN: Nothing. My dash. I’m in my car. I’m on a road.
CASTIEL: (on radio) Alright. A road. For you it’s a road. Follow it, Dean. You’ll find Sam.
CASTIEL: (on TV) Please. I just need you to follow the road.
SAM: What road?
CASTIEL: (on TV) It’s called the Axis Mundi. It’s a path that runs through heaven. Different people see it as different things. For you, it’s two-lane asphalt. The road will lead you to the Garden. You’ll find Joshua there. And Joshua… can take us to God. (The pictures starts to break up badly.) The Garden. Quick. Hurry.
Again, Cas knows that Sam and Dean share a heaven and would find each other on the road. I think it’s also significant that they see the road as the same thing - although they have some differing memories in Heaven, the path intersecting them is shared. Same with the Garden:
SAM: This is heaven’s Garden?
DEAN: It’s-it’s nice… ish. I guess.
JOSHUA: You see what you want to here. For some it’s God’s throne room; for others it’s Eden. You two, I believe it’s the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. You came here on a field trip.
Everyone sees the Garden differently, but it’s the same for both of them.
As for the question of whether Zachariah was manipulating their experience in heaven, I think it could go either way and we’ll never know for sure. The moment they leave the Roadhouse, despite Ash’s efforts to shake the angels, they walk immediately into a scene created by Zachariah, complete with a fake Mary under his control. So he clearly has the ability to manipulate the space of Heaven, and considering his previous tricks with It’s a Terrible Life, Lucifer Rising, and The End, it’s plausible that his chasing them around the woods was just for show and he was influencing the manifestations of Sam’s heaven the whole time, picking out memories that would drive Dean away from him. But I think it’s also possible that Zach had nothing to do with it and it was just a case of Sam’s headspace at this point in the story. To recap - he felt responsible for starting the apocalypse, he had Satan trying to get in his body to finish the job of ending the world, and almost everyone he’d ever cared for had died violently. Can you blame him for feeling nostalgic for the the few times in his life he managed to get a little normalcy? Either way, it doesn’t invalidate them as soulmates, especially since we only saw a handful of memories out of what would have been an eternity of afterlife together.
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Just in case
I’m actually going to reblog a thing just because this is really important.
As someone who has epilepsy and used to have several grand mal seizures a day, I’d also like to add that “offer help” can range anywhere from keeping the person calm to explaining to them where they are and what they were doing to even just telling them they should sit and rest for a while longer (lack or coordination is common, and it can be hard to walk straight or see clearly).
It’s okay for them to take up to a half hour to fully regain their bearings and sort out what they were doing prior to the seizure. Just answer any questions calmly and be there for support.
If they come around and you start to panic or shake them or ask them what the heck is wrong with them they are going to freak out and panic too.
I cannot stress it enough that this is bad.
If someone has a seizure and they come out of it, please. please stay calm.
They are likely disoriented and confused, even if it’s only for a minute or two, and you don’t want them panicking on top of that because they can have another seizure as a result.
Bolding the ‘Do not hold down’ because DO NOT HOLD SOMEONE DOWN. I know it’s tempting and you think it will help but I have a displaced shoulder from someone holding me down while I had a seizure.
Another helpful thing; if the person can sit up, give them a drink or something sweet to eat. A seizure takes a lot of energy and usually I feel wiped after one. Helps me recover quicker.