#you signed the contract mr baggins
‘Cause I’m wanted dead or alive!
i want sam winchester to be canonically queer more than anything
I personally think he’s demi, I ean he only really slept with people when there was an emotional connection, not including the Soulless stint obviously; even when he got with Ruby he had some emotional attachment to her. He is demi-sexual in my head cannon.
I am thoroughly convinced that Sam is demisexual, I really am. And I was having this discussion with queen-of-carven-stone recently. Just think about it…
In every single sexual or romantic encounter we see Sam have on the show, the other party initiates it. Madison takes to throwing her clean underwear in front of him to get him interested, Dean really needed to push Sam to respond to Sarah’s flirtations, and he was adamant that he shouldn’t respond to Ruby’s advances until he finally gave in. Even with the Doctor from the episode with the Siren, (yeah, sue me it’s been ages since I re-watched the show and I’m too lazy to look everything up on spnwiki right now) she was extremely flirtatious and made the first move.
Sam also tends to have an emotional attachment to his sexual partners, at least as far as we’ve seen. With Amelia, Ruby, Madison and Sarah, it was obvious he had feelings for them.
Now the Doctor from the Siren episode and Madison could be described as a one-night-stand, but that doesn’t necessarily invalidate Sam’s demisexuality, because not everybody who is on the ace spectrum is sex-repulsed, nor is attraction necessary to engage in sex. Some people, both ace and aro, have sex not because they’re wildly lusting after someone, but for a specific purpose (ie they’re lonely, they find sex a physically pleasing sensation, or they want to feel closer to their partner, or they’re being paid for it etc.) So I find it perfectly plausible that Sam finds sex physically pleasing, but doesn’t experience the attraction to other people until he already has an emotional bond with them.
There’s also something to be said for Sam having grown up in a household where it’s likely he was told he should enjoy sex and be attracted to pretty women. His attitude towards sex seems even more stark when compared to his brother, who is extremely enthusiastic and vocal about sex, and had canonically had several one-night-stands throughout the series. But how much of Sam’s interest in sex is there simply because he grew up with a brother like Dean and/or in a home where he was encouraged to be sexually enthusiastic and vocal about women?
And if anything, I think the fact that soulless!Sam’s libido sky-rocketed solidifies the theory of Sam being demisexual. Because when Sam lost his soul, he lost his emotions; his ability to empathise, and thus much of his character and what we would consider ‘Sam’. He was driven by logic, physical needs etc. (eat because you need energy, exercise because you need to stay healthy to do your job well, hunt because you are a hunter). If Sam has sex with almost everyone in sight when his emotions aren’t there, but has a complicated and rather reserved relationship with sex when he does have his emotions, doesn’t that imply that Sam’s emotions, his personality and empathy, all the things we consider really ‘Sam’, are the reason he only had sex with a few people, almost all of whom he has an emotional connection with?
I’m sure there are many other metas out there about Sam’s sexuality that do a far better job of explaining it, but in other words… demi!sam makes so much sense and the writers really need to look into it!
WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: SOUTH AFRICAClinging haphazardly to the jagged sides of the Drakensberg escarpment, the South African Institute for Witches and Wizards is an impressive conglomeration of architectural wonder and eccentric contraptions that keep the sprawling institute welded to the steep slopes of the mountains. Many say roaming the institute is an arduous test of one’s stamina as the primarily vertical layout of the institute relies on a plethora of stairs to navigate (luckily it has gotten better after the restriction on the indoor use of broomsticks was lifted). Over centuries, many pockets of shallow caves have been dug out and furnished by students who like to spend their free time observing the vast landscape before them from high up in the mountainside. The student population supplies much of the profits for Mava’s Zoomtastic Glasses, which is a popular accessory for observing the abundance of wildlife that roam the lands.
Perhaps the most ancient school still in operation, the Egyptian School for Young Sorcerers is a grand palace disguised to muggle eyes as an insurmountable sand dune that no one has ever had the audacity to climb. In the heart of the palace is a spacious courtyard with a kaleidoscope of blossoming flowers, meandering cats oblivious to their surroundings, and pools of glimmering aquamarine, filled with a continual supply of water drawn through underground tunnels from the Nile, for leisure use on days when the heat is unbearable. The school boasts a vast chamber of books and scrolls (a number of which was salvaged from the library of Alexandria) , some dating back to the age of Hatshepsut. Students can often be found draped lazily over chairs and large cushions reading for hours on end. According to rumoured legend, there is a concealed room with hieroglyphics holding spells to prolonging life and communing with the gods, although its discovery remains unachievable as (unbeknownst to students) its location changes every day, and those who have had the luck of stumbling upon it by accident often find themselves with a sudden academic dilemma in great need of immediate resolution (although they never seem to remember what it was that sent them stumbling through their professor’s doors).
some people on this site needs to shut the fuck up
I consistently forget these tricks. Now I have a visual. Thanks, Internet.
I wish I’d known this in undergrad.
Sending this to my coworkers on Monday.
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
"You think you can flip the switch on the Apocalypse and just walk away, Sam?"