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30 September 2009 @ 04:14 pm
What if God was one of us?  
My brain has been going on this tangents lately, and one of those tangents happens to be crossovers. Fandom crossovers, mainly with Supernatural. Paralleling and finding comparisons between my fandoms is something I do, as many already know (my SPN/BSG crack is still alive and kicking, jsyk), however most recently I've had new crossover ideas in mind, particularly since the last two episodes aired.

Since "Free To Be You And Me" and the introduction of the archangel Raphael, I was reminded of the Criminal Minds episodes "The Big Game" and "Revelations" of its second season, with a man who believed himself to be Raphael and was committing murder to cleanse the world of sinners:


Somehow plotbunnies ensued and I kept thinking about Raphael from SPN, and while Raphael in 5.03 seemed a bit sympathetic and you felt pity with the words he was saying regarding God and Heaven and only wanting Paradise, wouldn't it have been possible if Raphael had taken a human vessel prior to this encounter with Dean and Castiel? While yes, Criminal Minds doesn't exactly have that supernatural element, but again, crack!crossovers. I can definitely see our Raphael having possessed Hankel to do God's work, as ordered by say Zachariah or another superior in Heaven that doesn't really regard humanity as worthy, and such chaos occurs that Raphael leaves Hankel's body and returns to Heaven, allowing humanity to deal with its own mess before he is assigned to do something else.

Not sure where that one is going, but with crossovers that are crack anything it's possible. Plus, Raphael is one badass motherfucker and just hearing James van der Beek go from soft to hardcore in his tone and look, oh yeah. Definitely.

The second crossover is with Joan of Arcadia. Obviously, am I right?

This thought came into my head from "Good God, Y'All!" as Castiel reveals his mission to find God, saying that He isn't in Heaven but has to be somewhere. There are still many things I would like to add to my discussion previous about the presence of God in the SPN universe, however my mind is now on this crossover that I desperately want to see happen in fanfic, pronto. For anyone unfamiliar with Joan of Arcadia, the main character, Joan Girardi, is a teenage girl who communicates with God as He is shown as any person, anywhere at any time, in different kinds of physical appearances (going with its theme song lyrics of "what if God was one of us?") and is given tasks to perform.

From that, I can totally see Castiel going on his mission and finding himself in Joan's hometown and there is a conversation about where to find God and Joan is all "oh yeah, I just talked to Him a few days ago" or something like that. I think it would be rather funny and kinda sweet for that to happen, especially if Joan were to be given the task by God to reassure one of his most faithful soldiers that faith is not lost, that he will find his way to his true destiny. And rather unknowingly, too, that it wouldn't be like Castiel finally understood or even Joan, but it's something to guide him on his mission of sorts.

And hey, while I still want God to be purely metaphysical in Supernatural I kinda like the mythology shown in Joan of Arcadia and the main reasons of God's existence in the show and specifically why He cannot interfere. I think that, combined with SPN, if there is to be anything proven of God's existence, it should follow something along the lines of those. Just saying.


Like I said, my brain gets bombarded with plotbunnies that I can barely contain them to myself. Heh.
 
 
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srs bsns: castiel darkibroketuesday on October 1st, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
The Joan of Arcadia crossover sounds like the SWEETEST THING EVER. (I loved that show.) ALSO: BONDING TIMES BETWEEN HER WHEELCHAIR-BOUND BROTHER AND BOBBY, Y/Y?
Renée: Castiel. Bookish.rogueslayer452 on October 1st, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
I really need to rewatch the show again, it's been quite awhile. But major love for Joan of Arcadia and having Joan and Castiel talk about God would be like, so amazing.

OMG YES! BOBBY AND JOAN'S BROTHER! That would also be awesome. :DDD This fic needs to be written like, yesterday already.
srs bsns: castiel deanibroketuesday on October 1st, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
And then Joan and Dean could talk (and talk about Castiel). AND ANNA SHOULD BE THERE.

Plus, Luke and Sam would sooo get along.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on October 1st, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
AGREED ON ALL POINTS! (except for the Anna part) Luke and Sam would totes get along, I can see them as bffs for sure.
srs bsns: anna bananaibroketuesday on October 1st, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
except for the Anna part

;_;
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 1st, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I just don't like her. *shrugs*
srs bsns: castiel deanibroketuesday on October 1st, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
I understand.




*weeps copiously*
Renée: Castiel. Harp.rogueslayer452 on October 1st, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
*pats you on the head* Sry bb.
Just a story in the end.: SPN- Castiel eye crop looking downwingsunfurled on October 1st, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
I demand someone write that Joan of Arcadia crossover. (and I have never seen that show)
Renée: Castiel. Nngh.rogueslayer452 on October 1st, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
It really is a great show, I definitely recommend it. :)

I'm actually tempted to do something of a JoA/SPN crossover, by means of fanmix/ficmix of sorts, now that the plotbunnies are hopping everywhere in my brain...
lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbrokensapphirestar_ on October 1st, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
ASD;ALKJFLD;ALJFDL CRIMINAL MINDS. for some reason, i'm not entirely sure i've seen those particular episodes because i can't remember any of that, and, just, WHY WOULD I NOT HAVE SEEN THEM.

but anyway. SO AWESOME. i think it's very plausible, as far as almost-crack!crossovers go. it would be like ... raphael. torturing reid. that is just ... yeah. yeah. somehow i find that incredibly hilarious. :D

JOAN OF ARCADIA! \o/ oh man, i loved that show so much. ♥ and i love the idea of that, castiel meeting her, and getting reassured that god's still out there, that he hasn't held on to his faith in vain. it'd be very cute, because compared to supernatural, JOA is quite lighthearted, and asd;alfjls so adorable!
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Peaceful.rogueslayer452 on October 2nd, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Those episodes I remember very distinctively because I was like OMG IS THAT JAMES VAN DER BEEK BEING PSYCHOTIC AND CREEPY?! Because I'll always remember him as being the melodramatic Dawson Leery from Dawson's Creek, but he has proven himself to be quite a serious actor in many crime dramas, including Criminal Minds. He did fantastically in these two.

I am so fascinated by the whole Raphael thing, that having the CM!Raphael persona and Raphael in SPN be the same archangel in terms of possession is just so appealing to me. Because I love my crack, and it would be awesome (except for the whole torturing Reid thing, because that was just hard to watch then again the recent CM episode with Hodge was hard to watch too so, heh)

i love the idea of that, castiel meeting her, and getting reassured that god's still out there, that he hasn't held on to his faith in vain. it'd be very cute, because compared to supernatural, JOA is quite lighthearted, and asd;alfjls so adorable!

I KNOW RIGHT? That is why I think it would be perfect, because while Dean reassured him in the end of 5.03 I think having Castiel encounter Joan would be absolutely perfect. It would be super cute just to see how their interaction would be like, and I want Castiel to remain strong in his faith despite having all odds against him. I just, I need this to happen somehow. I don't care how, but it NEEDS TO BE DONE!

I love Joan of Arcadia and I think this crossover would be perfect for many reasons. This is one of them. :)
nesdy on October 2nd, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
The Joan of Arcadia crossover would be so awesome! And it would even make sense.
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on November 16th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Dude! The JOA crossover would just rock so hard! It would be nice to see someone validate Castiel's faith in God and Joan would be the perfect person to do it.