Season 9 - Sammy Brainy Moments: Everybody Hates Hitler (1/?)
Dean: Is it a combination?
Sam memorized the filing system from the Library of Congress, knowing right away it was “Science”. This makes me imagine all those days he spent in the library doing research for a hunt, wandering up and down the stacks, falling asleep in the mythology section.
I love Dean’s little smirk at the end. He’s like “See look how smart my little brother is. That’s my Sammy for you.”
I’ll bet Sam can do Dewey Decimal as well. And I bet the MoL have their own arcane cataloguing system, and mastering it has been one of Sam’s favorite things in the last year. And, you know, even in the magic climate control of the bunker, some of the collection is not in the best shape. Sam is going to start reading up on preservation and conservation. He’s going to get into rare books, because that is one amazing collection they’ve got, and if he doesn’t look after it, who will? He’s going to sign up for the occasional session of Rare Book School, a few days in summer when he’s not hunting or dealing with the end of the universe, just getting into codicology. And you think with the kind of books and manuscripts Sam’s dealing with it’s just the texts that are significant? No, I bet there are arcane and magical things with typefaces and bindings and watermarks and scripts, and Sam is going to be figuring out whole new layers of meaning. He’s going to find a few, scattered scholars from the organization Aaron’s grandfather was in, and from other organizations in other traditions, and he’s going to visit some other libraries. And he’s going to do it in a sweater vest, because it feels right on him, it doesn’t feel like one of their disguises, it feels like who’s he’s becoming. And maybe peering at glosses will eventually put a strain on his eyes, and he’ll need glasses.
I may have thought about this.