These bros rob a bank and are trying to flee to Mexico but shit gets fucked up in part bc one is being driven crazy by this vampire demon goddess who’s giving him visions and shit and it’s making him trigger happy.Hah, no, I did mean it rhetorically. :) I”m just about to start the fourth episode. Such a gut-churningly unsettling series.
From Dusk Till Dawn
what the fuck even is this show
"Dean did the best he could with the cold-turkey withdrawal. They didn’t know anything else to do/have any other choice. There’s no demon detox manual. They did the best they could."
Uhm, okay. There’s no demon detox manual, sure. But with ten minutes research on the internet, I found some pretty basic stuff that applies to every detox case that was blatantly ignored.
- Not only will your family member be experiencing painful physical withdrawal symptoms, but he’ll also be combating powerful cravings. It’s best to spend as much time with your loved one as possible during these difficult first days to ensure he withdraws safely and without relapsing. (x)
- Help your loved one manage the physical pain and discomfort of withdrawal. Your loved one will experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms, depending on the type of drug used, how much of the drug is abused, and how long he has been taking the drug. These symptoms will range from mild to severe and can include flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, runny eyes and nose, sneezing, and hot and cold sweats. Your loved one may also become anxious, irritable, extremely tired and have difficulty sleeping. You can help alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms by making your family member as comfortable as possible. You can do this by providing him a comfortable, quiet place to rest; gently massaging or rub any painful areas; drawing him a hot bath; giving him over-the-counter medications such as anti-diarrhea and pain reliever medicines, etc. (x)
Encourage your loved one to eat and drink the right types of food and liquid. If your loved one is experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or fever, it’s very important to make sure he doesn’t get dehydrated. Help him avoid dehydration by encouraging him to drink lots of fluids (about 2 liters a day), and eat light, easy-to-digest foods such as soup, noodles, rice, vegetables and fruit. (x)
- Help distract your loved one from any cravings he might have. Intense cravings can often arise during the detox process and can be one of the biggest threats to your family member’s sobriety. If your family member is experiencing cravings, help distract him by doing activities such as watching a movie, playing cards, walking, etc. You can also help by simply listening your loved one vent his frustrations and fears. (x)
- Be patient. Your loved one is going through an intense physical and mental process that may make him difficult to deal with. The good news is that this won’t last for long (most detox periods last between a few days and a few weeks). Be patient with your loved one and try not to take anything personal. (x)
Going through detoxification can be frightening, and it’s common for people to feel isolated and alone. It’s important to remember, however, that detoxification is never something that should be done alone. It’s best to have a supportive person on hand, at all times, while the detoxification process moves forward. If that person notices hallucinations, seizures or other serious medical problems, that person can take the addicted person to a hospital. (x)
I’m pretty sure Dean is capable of using Google. I ignored everything that mentioned professional treatment and highlighted only the most basic precautions and ideas, things that are general and apply essentially across the board. Let’s take these points in order.
- Sam was left alone. Someone only went in to tie him down. He was only physically checked on when they were worried he was “planning something.” His safety was not ensured, he was not comforted, and the basic procedure of not leaving someone who is going through a stressful and taxing medical detox alone was broken.
- Again, Sam was left alone. The only medical comfort/concern provided was to tie him down. He was left in an extremely stressful and frightening environment with nothing but his own thoughts of misery, which is another no-no.
- Sam was never given food and, although water was left in the room, he was not able to have access to it once he was tied down. Perhaps Dean didn’t consider Sam human enough for these concerns to apply to him.
- Sam was left alone, with his thoughts, in a cold, bleak environment. The total of “distraction” provided to him was a couple old magazines, despite the fact that Sam was in suffering agony so actually reading and enjoying a magazine was probably above his capability. Someone should have been there, distracting him and keeping him busy, or listen to him. You know who interacted with Sam? His hallucinations. There was no one to distract him from that or help him through it, because Dean didn’t care to sit with him.
- Dean was the opposite of patient and understanding. Dean was openly hostile and antagonistic, calling Sam “weak…desperate. Pathetic.” Sam was going through something intense and painful and mentally taxing and Dean did not help matters.
- Remember, they only responded when they thought Sam was planning something. He was screaming for hours, and he was alone. They had no idea if he was in medical agony. They didn’t care and they didn’t stay with him, instead leaving Sam to suffer, in a panic room, alone.
Again, less than ten minutes research was needed to find these basics. Dean could do it, Bobby could do it. But Dean put the breaks on any plan that wasn’t his, and his was punitive. His wasn’t meant to help, it was meant to punish, and it did. It didn’t have to be this way; this was a choice.
love this meta, but, hmm, is lashing out at metatron a hidden tirade against Carver? :DHaha not really. I actually have a lot of respect for Carver’s ideas; I just friggin hate Metatron, and I’m fascinated by this idea of him trying to clumsily edit real life and being really bad at it and his own characters outsmarting him, like in this episode.
legendsonak asked: how much did it hurt to see Hussey in a fucking MI jersey? (I hate them a lot, in case you couldn't tell)
It was like having my heart ripped out.
Ah, Sam Winchester. The object of my affections, the Boy King, the cause of Heaven and Hell and everyone in between. The most sought after, lost little boy. I tried really hard to use objectifying language there. Let’s talk about Sam Winchester and the fact that he is, and always will be (it seems) Dean’s pretty, fragile little tea-cup.
Eh, “physical vengeance” is over-rated.
I do agree wrt how Sam is objectified relentlessly by the people in his life, but I’m glad for every time Sam is not proffered that moment of so-called “vengeance” that involves driving a blade into his enemy. Sure, Dean killed all those people that’ve wronged them, but it didn’t get him very far. He’s a twisted, self-absorbed killer who emotes through violence—I’m glad that’s not Sam.
I also disagree that a great physical throwdown/torture/murder is a valuable kind of closure, even in SPN-verse. Dean didn’t gain anything from killing those people; not did Sam lose anything. I would much rather have Sam working through the ramifications of Gadreel’s possession, than him throwing punches at that possessed bartender.
It’s always fun when my juniors, who’ve just started as interns, phone me with doubts/for advice. On one hand it’s like, “mate, I was an intern too less than a month ago,” and on the other, “yes, yes, here are my pearls of hard-earned wisdom.”
I’m… usually wary of American superhero films, but I really, really enjoyed this one. It was engaging throughout, I loved the Falcon, I flailed over the Rogers-Barnes situation (especially when my friend suggested I imagine Rogers as Ackles and Barnes as Padalecki. I actually squealed. It was embarrassing), and I whistled when Natasha took down [the main villain] in the climactic scene.
Of course, my eyes glazed over at Explosion #3,456, and I am mostly unfamiliar with the Marvel Universe, so a lot of the exposition flew over my head, but key moments of awesome:
1. When the Falcon first took flight. All kinds of awesome.
2. Abed Nadir sighting! Also Indian Ambassador of Something! There are brown people here, how gratifying!
3. My friend screaming, “Robert Redford! Butch Cassidy!” in the otherwise quiet theatre.
4. Every moment of ~Bucky Barnes, because, yeah, it pressed all my buttons.