carpe diem - seize the day
carpe noctem - seize the night
carpe natem - seize the ass
Seriously, if you guys don’t stop reblogging this I am going to carpe someone’s neck and break it.
carpe collum - seize the neck
I think about this post a lot
Honestly the best villain revealing speech ever.
This is my favorite Ruby moment ever. Because you know what? She is awesome. It’s just like she says:
"You don’t even know how hard this was! All the demons out for my head. No one knew. I was the best of those sons of bitches! The most loyal! Not even Alastair knew, only Lilith! Yeah, I’m sure you’re a little angry right now but, I mean, come on, Sam! Even you have to admit: I’m, I’m awesome!”
Seriously, do you know how hard that must’ve been? She basically had all of hell gunning for her for two years. Once the angels got involved, they were after her too. And it wasn’t like she was getting a ton of support from anywhere else, either— Dean was outright hostile to her, Sam kept blowing hot and cold towards her, and Lilith? Well, if she screwed up, it wasn’t as if she could count on Lilith to help her out. Ruby was literally all on her own.
And she did it. She fooled the Winchesters (Dean didn’t trust her, and even Sam was suspicious, yeah, but it still worked). She got around heaven. She survived Alastair and tons of other demons.
And that? That’s something she deserves to brag about. That’s the kind of manuevers you get serious props for.
And at this point, that’s what she’s expecting. Because she’s done it. She’s gotten Lucifer out of the cage. Azazel’s dead, Lilith’s dead, Alastair’s dead, Meg’s been essentially MIA lately, Crowley’s a turncoat— so who’s at the top of the demon hierarchy? Who’s there to greet Lucifer when he gets out of the cage? Who’s the one who got Sam to open it in the first place? Ruby.
So of course she’s ecstatic. She just brought back her god and that alone is worth celebrating. But beyond that, think of what she says to Sam:
"You set him free. And he’s gonna be grateful. He’s gonna repay you in ways that you can’t even imagine."
Honestly it’s somewhat unlikely that Ruby knows much, if anything, about Sam being Lucifer’s vessel. So any thanks, any repayment she sees Lucifer giving Sam has more to do with Sam opening the cage (and possibly with him being the Boy King) than it does with Sam being his vessel. Which means that those rewards? Ruby’s going to get them too. So not only has Ruby moved up in the demon hierarchy, she’s expecting to be rewarded by Lucifer himself.
And what’s more, I think, Ruby’s expecting to be right there alongside Sam. She talks about how he’s “angry right now” and how “it’s hard to see it now”; the entire track of her conversation at this point indicates that Sam will, at some point in the future, come to see that what she did was really for the best and that this is how things are supposed to be.
Because Ruby really did care for Sam. She’s trying to get through to him here, because she cares. When Sam calls her a bitch, she looks hurt. When he tries to attack her, and she explains that he used up all his MP on Lilith, there’s concern in her voice. When Dean bursts into the room, she doesn’t attack him, simply stands up (in front of Sam, in a protective position) and tells him “you’re too late.” Why? For the same reason she’s never been as antagonistic as she could’ve been towards Dean— because she cares for Sam and Sam cares for Dean (and, OK, yes, because pissing off Dean too much would alienate Sam and that would cause her plans to backfire but at this point that doesn’t much matter).
At one point, Ruby talks about how she still remembers being human, and that’s why she’s helping Sam. I don’t know how true that is, but I think in some ways she’s the demon (especially in the first five seasons) that is the most human, and that really comes out here.
So, yeah, this is her being revealed as a villain and, in many ways, the villain that’s been more immediately responsible for what’s been going on in S3 and S4 than Lilith. But this is also revealing so much more of her character.
So, yeah, Ruby is the best of those sons of bitches. Ruby is awesome. Props to you, Ruby.
I think it’s harder to be nice and accepting of yourself than it is to be to others.
why does this make me feel mad
Because he’s considered powerful, and she’s considered a whore.
I feel mad because some people can do this and I can’t do a push up
how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5?
At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.
but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?
Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.
at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.
That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.
You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.
I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.
You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.
I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.
Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.
A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.
(As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)
$100 is pretty cheap for a page.
Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.
And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.
Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.
I’d like to add the a professional of any stripe has the duty to themselves, and the right to charge a rate based on his skill level and the work he or she puts in.
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