So I'm trying to catch up on tv shows that I've missed while I've been doing family things and friend/boyfriend things, and I've got to say that one of the most endearing/hilarious aspects of Supernatural is how OFTEN they reuse the same locations, sets, and props during filming. lol forever.
1. what the fuck is this shit:http://superobamaworld.com/
last night = AWESOME. Maybe later today or tomorrow I will write more because I loved this episode A LOT and wish to ramble on about it. Though I guess mainly what I have to say is that Anna is awesome, and before she was on the show I kept thinking they needed a character like her and I guess ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE. And while I still don't really like the actress who is playing Ruby, I do like Ruby a lot, and I like that Dean is warming to her. But I can't continue talking now because I have work to do.
OHMYGOD I'M DONE WITH SEASON ONE OHMYGOD. THERE WAS MUCH SQUEE AND A WHOLE LOT OF "OH DEAN" AND "OH SAM" AND WHATNOT. BRIEF REACTIONS BELOW THE CUTS.( SPN 1x21 - Salvation & 1x22 - Devil's Trap )
Also, beyond Cassie, we did not see Dean getting any this season. My theory about Dean having way, way less sex than people think he is having is holding [this is an awkwardly-constructed sentence, sorry]. And about that threesome that supposedly happened in Provenance? Yeah, Dean just slept out in the car all by his lonesome. THAT'S MY THEORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT. Though actually I have a whole lot of character reasons and other fancypants substantiation and I'd write a meta post on it except I'm lazy and have midterms and icon battles and presidential elections to attend to.( SPN 2x01 - In My Time Of Dying )( SPN 2x02 - Everybody Loves a Clown (aka the abusive!Dean episode) )
Also, Sam's hair just looks stupider and stupider as time goes on. omg, get a haircut, Sam!
Supernatural 1x20 - Dead Man's Blood
"Hey, and Dean, why don't you touch up your car before you get rust? I wouldn't have given you the damn thing if I thought you were gonna ruin it."
OH MY GOD JOHN WINCHESTER.
OH MY GOD.
I LOVE HIM SO MUCH ALREADY. DON'T DIE, JOHN WINCHESTER! YOU'RE LIKE BAMBI'S MOM AND ONE TIME WHEN I WATCH THIS SHOW, JUST ONE TIME THINGS WILL TURN OUT DIFFERENT, I KNOW IT!
Sam: "Hey, dad, whatever happened to that college fund?"
John: "Spent it on ammo."
Okay so one time I calculated out how much it probably takes to keep Sam and Dean running, counting only motel/gas/food, and came up with, umm, a lot of money, and then tried to add into it weapons and ammo after estimating rates that they went through them (very unscientifically, I might add), and I mean, okay, MINIMUM we're probably looking at something like $40,000 a year for their little operation (okay, I really guesstimated with some things, and think it's likely to be higher). That seems like A LOT of pool-hustling and credit card fraud (given estimated limits on credit cards for, you know, "Wedge Antilles" or whoever). They really need to show Dean doing these things onscreen more.
Or whoring his pretty little self out for cash. But anyway, the college fund thing did partially answer my "!?!?!MONEY!?!?!?" question, which has actually been a pressing concern the whole time I was watching the show. Logistics of non-scifi tv shows always bother me, lol.
Also if anyone has anyone ELSE's estimates of the Winchesters' expenses and incomes (such as they are), I'd be interested. I KNOW someone out there in the wide world of teh intarwebs has done a full work-up. I mean, the Supernatural wiki has PIE CHARTS about WHICH SHIRTS THEY WEAR MOST, and extensive speculation on how often they do their laundry, and MORE pie charts on lock pickin', door kickin', and gun shootin', so someone with more money knowledge than me must have done some kind of thing. Maybe I'll find some supernatural search comm and ask there.
So, while I have no internet, I'm keeping a log of things I would update with but can't. Until I get to the library. Which is where I am now. Which is obvious since I'm updating. ANYWAY.
GOD IT IS ALREADY ANNOYING NOT HAVING INTERNET.
I mean, how am I supposed to write
lameAWESOME fanfiction about Sam and Dean saving people and hunting things if I can't even look at the Supernatural wiki? HOW!?
p.s. I have started a lot of SPN fanfiction lately. Since only one so far is a crossover, this means it is a sure sign of my growing love of and dissatisfaction with the show. It's like SGA! But even filthier! Most of my SGA fanfiction is about crazy stuff happening and John Sheppard being lame but THINKING he's being cool and Ronon and Teyla being AWESOME and high school AUs and crossovers and some Rodney/Ronon and Rodney/John. But SPN! It's all Sam and Dean, carefully not fucking each other because they're brothers! Or Sam and Dean carefully not fucking the Impala-turned-human because SHE'S THEIR CAR! I mean, basically it's like brain rot. First I got into Narnia fandom, which was all "sparkles, yay! and oh ya we have some srs bsns religious themes and misogynistic undertones that need to be dealt with through serious meta and fic" and now it's SPN which is like "sparkly incest, yay! and we'll deal with the misogynistic tones of the show by writing fic in which sam and/or dean TURN INTO GIRLS!" sigh.
FUCK WHAT IS JOHN CONNOR'S FIRST FAKE LAST NAME IN THE PILOT EPISODE OF TSCC? THIS IS WHY WE NEED INTERNET; THIS IS THE USELESS SHIT I DON'T KEEP IN MY BRAIN. (REESE, APPARENTLY)
I NEED WIKIPEDIA OR THE PHILOSOPHY ENCYCLOPEDIA SITE SO BADLY
GODSHITFUCK I'M DYING HERE
(It's funny how most of these revolve around me not having internet. lolz.)
MEG/SAM. MEG/SAM SO MUCH, GUYS.
ALSO DEAN WAS SO PRETTY WITH HIS FACE ALL SLASHED UP. I WILL PROBABLY ICON THE SHIT OUT OF THIS EPISODE. GOD, MORE EPISODES WITH DEAN HURT, PLEASE.
ALSO I KIND OF AM A LITTLE BIT IN LOVE WITH MEG. I DON'T WANT HER TO DIE.
ALSO, FIC RECS:WILDCAT
, DEAN/FAITH/SAM, NC-17. WARNINGS FOR SHAMELESS THREESOME PORN.
Excerpt: They have a system. Dean does the talking. Sam looks harmless and shyly fuckable. It never fails.Coming Clean
, Dean/Jo, NC-17 (more plot than porn though).
Excerpt: “Toss your leg over mine,” he tells her, “to keep that cut outta the water,” which makes sense, but if she does that, she’ll be spread eagle on Dean’s lap in a hot bath without her pants or her dignity.
I never know whether I should rec you guys the filthiest
shit or just the, you know, slightly wrong stuff. Of course I haven't read much fic lately so it hasn't mattered, but still. This stuff is only minimally wrong but VERY HOT, as things tend to be in the SPN fandom.
And can anyone point me to meta on understanding Supernatural
as an extension of ironic hipster culture // hipster glorification of the working class? I think this may be the best lens through which to view the show (it might make many of the "???" elements make sense) but, uh, I am way too lazy to think about it enough to come up with my own fully-formed theories, so I'd like to read someone else's.
Thanks to crazyace86
linking me to some SUPERHOT pics of Jared Padalecki, I have FINALLY figured out why it is that I can't choose between Sam and Dean.
It's like this:
Sam is the kind of intelligent, friendly, fun-but-slightly-serious guy I would be friends with and eventually fall madly in love with but never put the moves on because I'd figure he wasn't interested. He'd also figure I wasn't interested and never put the moves on me
, and years later we'd figure this out and be like "wow, we were idiots" but the time for things would have already passed.
Dean is the kind of guy who I would check out, get caught checking out, get asked out by, and then ditch after a date or two even though I liked him well enough, just because I'm slightly uncomfortable with REALLY HOT AND KIND OF MANLY men (which is weird because they're the main kind I go out with). He would probably call a few times and leave confused messages on my voicemail, and the next time I ran into him I he'd be a bit confused and hurt but play it cool and somehow we'd end up going out again, only for the process to repeat (this is the story of my dating life: LAME).
So there it is. The totally dumb reason I can't choose between them: they are just too good at being nearly like people I've actually known and liked. GODDAMN, SPN, WHY YOU GOTTA MAKE MY LIFE SO HARD? TWO CRUSHES IN ONE SHOW IS TOO MUCH WHEN THEY'RE IN SO MANY SCENES TOGETHER. I DON'T KNOW WHO TO LOOK AT.
Also, this picture of Jared
, I recommend you check it out!) is the least straight thing I've ever seen. It's not even gay. It has surpassed gay and gone straight into UNICORNS. Jared Padalecki is fucking MADE OF UNICORNS in that picture, and I am not even kidding. (eta: slippyslope informs me that Jared is actually sparkly balloons and not unicorns, according to supernaturalwiki. CLOSE ENOUGH. I STILL THINK "UNICORNS" IS A MUCH BETTER HIGHER LEVEL OF BEING THOUGH. MUCH RARER THAN SPARKLY BALLOONS.)
One random thing I love:
When people on entertainment news websites or imdb leave comments like they think the sites are, idk, run by the actors themselves or something, and especially when they give out their email address/phone number like they think the actors will contact them. MOST HILARIOUS SHIT EVER.
For instance this, from here
:i love supernatural my name is maria i want to meet you someday. i live in new york with my grandma [redacted] my email i cant wait for the new season of supernatural. your fan maria
Or this:This has nothing to do about this..... Erik Kripke I need you to contact me about the letter I wrote You so PLEASE PLEASE CONTACT ME!!!!
Also comments like this are pretty awesome:I personaly would like to see the show go on for another 10 seasons after season 4 i love this show. its the best show to hit tv in the last 20 years.
Okay, dude, NO. So many problems here. Just two of the problems:
1. YOU WANT FOURTEEN SEASONS OF SUPERNATURAL? ARE YOU FUCKING INSANE? WHAT IS THIS, ER
? (Okay, actually, Jared Padalecki sometimes reminds me of that one guy who was in ER who was also in A Walk to Remember
, that movie where Mandy Moore dies of cancer or something. Except Jared is hotter than that other guy.)
2. Best show on tv? I'm just guessing this person HAS NOT WATCHED MUCH TV, because there is SO MUCH better than Supernatural out there.
Sigh, people. SO STRANGE.
1. So one of the many fannish things I've been kind of working on recently is VIDDING. Learning to vid. Whatever. There is one specific vid I'm trying to work on right now because I have a pretty decent idea and know which clips I'd use and roughly where and so on... but it is the ONE THING I cannot find a song for. I was listening to Talking Heads' "Memories Can't Wait" and the sound
of it is perfect
but the lyrics are all wrong! I could always just switch back to the Dirty Harry
vid idea, but I kind of like the idea of my first vid being something people other than me might watch.
2. ( SLAB-SERIF FONTS. OH MY FUCKING GOD... )
3. I had a three. I think maybe I lost it. (ETA: Upon contemplation, #3 probably had to do with Narnia fic. You're better off without reading it, I imagine.)
4. While writing this post/browsing font sites, I listened to two Talking Heads albums in search of a song like "Memories Can't Wait" but more appropriate lyrics. And DAMN. I am not really all that into Little Creatures
at all, and in my itunes the poor album is sandwiched between Fear of Music
and More Songs About Buildings and Food
which are my faves. The poor thing really gets no love there.
5. Last night I made fanart for some of musesfool
's SPN girl!Sam AU fics. You can find it here
or see it at her journal
So I kind of love how every parent in Supernatural is a really great parent. They're all rather competent and with it, even in dire and unforeseen situations like BEING ATTACKED BY GHOSTS/DEMONS/MONSTERS, and often despite being a single parent. Yeah, true, some of this probably is because of the sexism in the show (most of these parents are single mothers) but... I'd prefer it to seeing BAD parents, lol. John Winchester is like the worst parent in the show so far (though I hear he becomes awesome later). But the show's message seems to be: PARENTS, THEY'RE PRETTY AWESOME. Also, of course, this: SIBLINGS, THEY'RE THE BEST EVER, EVEN WHEN THEY'RE ANNOYING. Trufax, Supernatural, trufax.
In fact, the sibling relationship is such that I just CANNOT ship Sam and Dean, despite the fact that I know certain portions of my flist go explodey of Sam/Dean goodness. I just... I know I'm all crazy about the Narnia incest and whatnot, so you'd THINK I could stoop to shipping Sam and Dean, but it just squicks me hardcore. I am so much more into them just being brothers and BFFs and stuff. They have a dynamic I like on the show and I see absolutely no reason to change it.
Also, Dean Winchester? Really just wants to get married and have babies. Well, at this point in the show, he wants to 1) find his father, 2) get married, 3) have babies. Because Dean is all about FAMILY. Despite what he says about hating suburban living and being tied down. But, you see, Dean probably imagines (in his frequent daydreams about this subject) that he, his wife, and his adorable mop-headed little children will all live in Metallicar and drive around hunting demons. He thinks that he'll go hunt demons and bring his kids along to teach them everything he knows, like his father did for him and Sam, and his wife will hold down the fort. Which is actually a car. Which means that, essentially, Dean wants his wife to spend ALL OF HER TIME in the car. Which is a pretty stupid idea. But Dean probably didn't really think it through, and ALSO probably conflates his wife with Metallicar to some extent, because that's the only non-Sam-or-ParentWinchester thing he has ever loved, so this is... very Deanlike, really. He also probably can't imagine her hunting with them simply because his template is father + kids, and he was young enough when he lost his mother that he's not really sure what a mom is supposed to DO other thank take care of kids and the house (and, canonically, Dean has no friends other than Sam, so it's not like he's really observed normal mom behavior from his friend's moms, or anything, so he just knows what he got from tv, which is usually pretty unrealistic what with all the glamorous sitcom moms with the fat slob husbands and whatnot). Still, I imagine Dean would somehow end up marrying either a high-powered career woman, who would let him roam the country hunting things as long as he came back home frequently, or else Jo, who would obviously go hunting with him when she wasn't haring off on her own to prove that she was better than him. BECAUSE I SHIP JO/DEAN, SHUT UP, YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT. Basically I just ship Dean with anyone who I feel kind of baffles him. I'm not sure why.
Sam, on the other hand, just wants to live in a regular house instead of out of a car, and doesn't care so much about the wife or the babies or anything, as long as he fucking LIVES IN ONE PLACE. That doesn't mean you can't go on vacations. It just means THERE IS A HOUSE, AND YOU LIVE IN IT, AND MAYBE OWN A TV. Being stable enough to own a nice big television is one of Sam Winchester's Goals In Life, which he has conveniently outlined in kind of girly handwriting in a notebook he keeps lists in. BECAUSE I WILL NEVER NOT BELIEVE SAM WINCHESTER MAKES LOTS OF LISTS ABOUT EVERYTHING.
Ahem. So. Ten episodes in. Sam and Dean are girlier than I am. Also manlier. I'm not sure how this works, exactly, but they seem to pull it off.