Junior year of high school, I was in a psych class. We did all sorts of experiments regularly, one of which was on body language. My teacher handed volunteers cards and we each acted out whatever was written on them. Students in their seats would shout out adjectives or nouns describing the person—this person is nervous, that person is relaxed.
My card was confusing. It said to straighten up, put my hands behind my back, grip my arm, and walk around the room. I had to survey the students, occasionally pausing at a desk and observing the student in it.
I was stately.
My teacher explained that this was the posture that people of power adopted. Presidents, ministers. They were in positions of respect but, more importantly, of authority. They looked proper. And important. Perhaps they looked condescending, but, with hands behind their backs and body exposed for the world to see, they were open. High, but approachable. Grand.
Lucifer doesn’t walk like he has wings. Lucifer walks like a king.
Mark Pellegrino plays a flawless Lucifer.
Does everybody remember the perching thing?
Of course you do.
Okay, did you ever realize why he does it?
It’s a height-dominance thing.
Lucifer—or at least his vessel—is shorter than Sam, which is Sam’s only honest advantage against Lucifer as he struggles against the supposed hallucination throughout season seven. But when Sam is sitting down, Lucifer will perch or stand so that he has a height advantage over Sam, thus establishing dominance over Sam in every possible way, making Sam completely powerless by loosing the one advantage, the one comfort he had. This happens again:
and again, this particular instance which will result in a transition:
…to when Lucifer wants to connect with Sam, to try and be equal with him (in this case, to convince/taunt Sam into talking to him); Mark has him sit at level, like here, in a more neutral position:
So the whole reason for the perching is for Lucifer to gain dominance over Sam until he needs to connect with Sam personally. Where Mark places Lucifer in the room and just how he does it appears to have a direct correlation to if Lucifer is trying to ruin Sam, or relate to him.
(Compare this, then, to how Lucifer and Sam first met: lying in bed together. Compare this Lucifer to the Lucifer of season five, who was Sam’s “other half,” not more or less than Sam. May be evidence for anyone still on the fence about s7!Lucifer being a hallucination, perhaps?)
(one day I’ll talk about the reversal of the Perching Rule, but for now let me live in my happy fantasy)
A+ META IS A+
Reason number 67395 why I love SPN fandom: scientific meta.
What the hell?
Niggas out here trappin women
Then wonder how your ass got burned
what the fuck…
I’ve had a dude do that before. that shit is terrifying. Dude went across the room like he typically would to get one. Came back and I didn’t know that he didn’t have one until he pulled out.
I FLIPPED. Cried all the way home. Cried for days. Got tested. Bought the morning after pill. Seriously, fuck dudes that do this. There should be laws against it.
There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE.
If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”.
This is incredibly important for everyone to see!! EVERYONE
yes YOU NEED THIS ON YOUR DASH EVERYONE
i really wanna see this happen
this would have been the best
Robin Hood: Neither am I. But if we both keep pretending to be, perhaps others will be heroes in our name. Perhaps we will both be stories. And may those stories never end.
that one time a demon blessed an angel,
[slams fist on the table] DEAN WINCHESTER DESERVES TO BE HAPPY.
[angrily stomps foot] CROWLEY DESERVES TO BE LOVED
[furiously punches a wall] SAM DESERVES TO HAVE A DOG
[Slams all the doors] AND CAS NEEDS HIS GUINEA PIG/FUZZY ANIMAL
[burns house down] ADAM DESERVES TO BE RESCUED
*starts apocalypse* GABRIEL
Michelle Rodriguez as Dean (Deana) Winchester
For the rest of the dream cast [x]
Jared was GREAT in the Mockumentary. He acted like such a diva the whole time and so self centered too. He was very good.
And also Jared’s hair is actually a wig.
PS: Apparently Misha had SOOOO much fun writing Jared.
First thing in Misha’s Mockumentary is that he got locked out of his own trailer. That’s the face he made when he found out about it.
And they misspelled his name too.
PS: Misha, what are you trying to tell us?
It’s a bit messy but hey look everyone’s smiling