"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu

 

For this time around I chose to take a completely different point of view, or idea, for my writing. When I watched the three videos that are shown below, one mutual thing from the music hit me. Their music was like charging into battle. Two of them have the same music, scenes and characters that fit the mythology of the season. I could imagine old battlefields with opposite sides running forward, first slowly but then accelerating to full speed before clashing to one another. Then the fight would start - swings of swords or shots of muskets, shield blocks or shots of arrows, toss of spears and rams of horses. It was easy to decide that my word for this article would be war, and choosing the videos with appropriate battle music was fitting. War is not pretty.

 

Enjoy!

 


Battle Cry ✘ Dean Winchester by: Irene

 


●supernatural | Believer by: kion 1128

 


Supernatural | Believer by: SVNFLWR

 

Battle Cry by Imagine Dragons

Just one more time before I go

I'll let you know
That all this time I've been afraid
Wouldn't let it show
Nobody can save me now, no
Nobody can save me now

Stars are only visible in darkness

Fear is ever-changing and evolving
And I, I feel poisoned inside
But I, I feel so alive

Nobody can save me now

The king is crowned
It's do or die
Nobody can save me now
The only sound
Is the battle cry
Is the battle cry
Is the battle cry
Nobody can save me now
It's do or die...

Oh

Nobody can save me now

The king is crowned
It's do or die

Nobody can save me now

The only sound
Is the battle cry
Is the battle cry
Is the battle cry
Nobody can save me now
It's do or die...

Just one more time before I go

I'll let you know
That all this time I've been afraid
Wouldn't let it show
Nobody can save me now, no
Nobody can save me now

 

Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of single "It's Time", followed by their award-winning debut studio album Night Visions (2012), which resulted in the chart-topping singles "Radioactive" and "Demons". Billboard placed them at the top of their "Year In Rock" rankings for 2013 and 2017 and named them their "Breakthrough Band of 2013". and "Biggest Band of 2017." Rolling Stone named "Radioactive", which holds the record for most weeks charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the "biggest rock hit of the year", and MTV called them "the year's biggest breakout band".

 

The band's second studio album Smoke + Mirrors (2015) reached number one in the US, Canada and the UK. The album was preceded by the top 40 single "I Bet My Life", and second and third singles, "Gold" and "Shots". The band then embarked on a ten month long world tour, which led to a brief hiatus in 2016, with occasional performances and soundtrack contributions throughout the remainder of the year.

 

The band released their third studio album, Evolve (2017) which resulted in the chart-topping singles, "Believer", "Thunder", and "Whatever It Takes". The album reached the top five in most countries.

 

Imagine Dragons has won three American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, one Grammy Award, and one World Music Award. In May 2014, the band was nominated for fourteen Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist of the Year and a Milestone Award, which recognizes innovation and creativity of artists across different genres. Imagine Dragons have sold 12 million albums and 35 million singles worldwide. In April 2018, the band was nominated eleven more times for Billboard Music Awards.

 

Quotes

 

Lucifer: I got plenty of gripes with the old man. His self-righteous narcissism, His 'my way or the highway' quirk. I gotta hand it to Him. He had a couple of great seconds when He banged out the universe. Guy had creative chops. And optimism. I'll give Him that. And despite His pissiness and His massive lack of irony, He did give mankind a good turn at bat and a chance to live in paradise. He ruled. He smote. He parted waters. Worshipped by creatures who made God in man's image. And then, He got disappointed. Or worse, bored. Picked up all His toys and... left. What was that?
Michael: Hitched a ride on your temporal lobe. Saw your world. That paradise you left behind? Believe I'll take up residence, lend my guiding hand.

 

Dean: Do I look stupid to you?
Ketch: Is that a trick question? Uhh! Oh!
Dean: Whoo!
Sam: So, you're seriously gonna sit there with a straight face and tell us that you have an evil twin?

 

Dean: You know, I gotta hand it to you. That paper trail you cooked up, pretty impressive. But my gut told me it was baloney. Looks like my gut was right. See, I've been in it with you, Arthur. I've seen your moves. We've gone toe-to-toe. And I saw that look in your eye when asked about our mom. So why don't you cut the crap?
Ketch: Actually, everything I told you is true. Well, except for the, uh, twin brother thing. I am separated from the British Men of Letters, lying low because they will kill me for desertion. I make a rather good living as a sort of soldier of fortune, deep underground, for a certain sort of clientele who appreciate my skill set. And I do use the name 'Alexander'.

 

Music

 

"Blues Are Turning Black" by Stephen Emil Dudas (Extreme Music)

 

Trivia and Minutiae

 

"War of the Worlds" is a reference to the science fiction novel of the same name by H.G. Wells, about an alien invasion of Earth by Martians from Mars.

 

Sam: All right. For argument's sake, we know Mom shot Arthur, and we know we dumped his corpse into the waste canal. So even if this is weird, yes, it's weird, but we eat weird every day.
Dean: Yeah, but there's 'Ripley's Believe It or Not!' weird, and then there's weird that's just straight up bull. Now I'm thinking that Ketch weird is door number two.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a franchise known for the showcasing of strange feats and unusual claims.

 

Sam: You get a name?
Dean: Nope. But... from his description? Evil Colonel Sanders. Asmodeus.
Colonel Sanders was an Southern American business man, famous for creating Kentucky Fried Chicken. The name "Evil Colonel Sanders" was attributed to Asmodeus by the Supernatural fandom soon after his debut, due to his southern drawl and white suit.

 

References

 

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Cover art by: Alice @Alice_Mars_Mann, Her Instagram

 

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